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UEVI L. TATE, Editor.
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VOL. 16. NO 14.
BLOOMS BURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1862,
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7 , ' jnctitcili at the rstnblishudpriccs
'I', lL.l III.IBWIIMMM
MWt I. ' ' 1 ' - 1 T
'"m. iJALTlAlOKE LOCK HUSflTAL
otkn 'ESTABLISHED Ad A lUU'UUU 1'KOM UUACKEUY.
's' J,'"' 27iff Oitty Place xcheie a Cure can be
irt nfiliVvR, JOHNSTON nan discovered tho mo.t Curtuln,
'"i'J'iiXlrtpijody and only Elleclu.il lletnedy in the World
PdiirlCkifwr all privato Diseases, Weakness of tho Hack or
i i - . . .. . . ,
I, DlMClurcs, .ll.ecuoi.s ui me ivihiii'jh null iiiiiii-
ftYoluntary Discharges, impotent)-, tiuncriil Do
. Nervoosfiosa. DysHensy, l-aiiguur, Low Spirits
IVinl.i.loil M ttoh. I'.llliitatlOll Of tllU llcatt. Tl Mil it 1 1 V.
I'rembllngs, Diinnuss of Sight or (iiddlness, Dlseasu of
-;u Head,' Throat, Noso or skin, Ah"cctloi,s of tin: Llvr
( 'IT Lungs, Btoiuach or llotvils those tumble Disorders
ei Ji,it,tig from the Holltnry llnliltn of Youth those imiii.t
, t ,. .ind fslltary prarllces more latal to their tklims than
der'J hi sung or Syrens to the Marines or Clynsus, Might.
ug their laoat liritlluiit Impui or nnlli i ,ut iuiiu, render.
lti ,ug uarrlaga, tec. liMioiiiU'.
an, v o u n o m n n
UgpocUlly, who havu hccoini) the victims ofHotltary
l that itrcndfiil uml tlcilructtvii habit hirh iilimi-
ally tweupj to an uiiliiialy tr.ac tliiuivaiiilH of Young
0 'Una of thu lnot exalted latent and brillhint intelli ct,
who might utliuruise have i ntriinod littenlng ijeiiaten
IfwitlithK thulideri of eloiuiuiiu oi waked to ucilua) thu
Uving lyre, may call Kith full cunlidence.
0 J A K It I A a C.
Id Married pornons, or Young .Men contcinplutln.' mar
lUgo, bolng nwaro uf phynical weaknesH, organic duablll
ir, dcformltli!, kc, pudily currd.
'I. ,.l...Jl.' .....Imp t i.. pfi, .if lip tnlntklnll.
may r, uay rc
II. woo piauua iintiai, v J - " '
cllginusly coiifulu In his honnr us n gentle
illy muinnfliiently rely upon his skill as a physician.
O tt O A N t U
ntirl' Juniedlately cured and full vigor restored.
This Distressing Affection which renders life mis
nl irable and marri.igu iinpnaslhlu if the penalty paid hy
h .Irllmi rif iiouriilier illdllleeln.es. lullig per-
oat are too out to coiiunit excess from not h"ing
o.wara of th ilreautui consouuiicu
that may ensue,
" . l.rt ,. . .iili.rt.'ill.ld Illl,
, UTY f M.u. U'.uu
biibject will pre
,' sad to deny that the power of procreation n lost Mioiier
2 ..i.i... i 1. til it, hi' Illi. II rtiili. lit.
q.j loose laiuui, ui," i iin-i 'ii-v. ....... . . j , . -
i lsid$ ltaing deprived of thu pli amro l healthy oil-
i , priiis.. tho most seri and destructive sjnipt 'M
lth body and mind arise. Thu system bucoiui's deraug.
d; tlia physical and tueiital ruiictioii weakened, los
, f procreatire power, nervous iniiability. Iiyspep-iu
.', lalpitatlun of thu heart. Indige.lion, conslltulioiial ile.
i r.llity, a wasting of thu rrame, Cough, Consumption,
Issay and ueatn.
Co. liv office, no.7 uoutii ntcunnicK sTiir.rr.
a Dui 13ljtrt baud fide going from Knllinioru street, a few doors
'rem tha corner. Fall not touliserve name and number.
Letters must ba paid and contain u stump. Thu Due-
or's Diplomas hung in his oilicu.
Ill !"(CA OUUE 'WA Illl ANTED IN TWO DAYS
-i- Mn MUUIUKV Oil NAL'skoUS UllL'US.
VIomncr 01 in iioyai i.,iii.i;e cmi,i"'i,i ...uiii. ...
Jraduate from ouu of the most eminent Colleges id thu
,,M,. Juitea maies, nun urn sitiuti i
Juiled stales, anil tun ereaier pari ,u woose urn una
,aen spent in thJ first llo,pit.ils of London, Paris, Plula-
.v ,., 'L.lslnhiaand elsewhere, has i rtVited snine of the most as
' .....ra alllil III tllJ llTht
, ' : .,unisliing, cures Hut were ever kuu
lowii ; many truulded
nil Ikosu who have Inliired theiusi Iv
..t.i. i..ni.. ,,.. i.ii.i m. I Mir. iii.n iiriiiiiit. l'ri'iii
,:. ; i. Ii...riiw.j :.t su.hi.Mi t-mnuu. im.i aavaiicc, nsn vour cuucruua inuui"
Vn" ''eranVemenl "l iiiind, were cured immediately for .Illy short COmillgS OH tUC part Ot
I'"' 'I.! .I. .t l.luvli'sinr f.Miii,liil wnnii't iliii IV t ! I I . . .
lwi.j' TAKE f A K I i w u i. ii u n i' i i uUWOl'tll
i mini,".,- improper ludulu'i uee and solitary habits, which ru
n bulh body and mind, unfiling them for eithdr busi
in,! nnf tt ,t,y .utiuty or marriage.
! pns i 'f,ca arc some of thu sad and im lancholy elLats pro
inuld ilii luced by early habils of youth, viz ; Weakness of tho
tack and l.linlx, l'aiu in thu Head, lliiiiuess of rialit,
of tlnmoj, of Muscular Tower, r.ilpitation of the II. art. II)
lepsla, Nervous Irralability, DjraiiL'eineiit of the Diies
rt Ji'li'in Kuuctions.Ueueral Debility, sjinplomsot CuiiMiinp.
.MENTALLY. The fearful ellVcts on the mind aro
audi to bu dreaded, Loss of .Muuory. Confusion of Ideas
NSTIoepres sloii of the .-Spirits, Ilvtl I'orcbudiiigs. Aversion
a Society, sclf-ilitlru.t, lovu of solitudo, Tiimty, &c,
turn -(ir soma ofthc evils pruilured. .
teri in,. Thousands of peraoiH of all uges can now Judge what
. rt.., a thu cause of their declining health. Loosing their
i. ,,r i deor. becoming weak, pa n and eniaiiateil, Having sin-
"Un ! ..' ular nDoearancabout the ejus, cough and symptoms ol
g anil li rfWt.suuiiiviuii
Y o i; N 0 .m i: N.
.'tuwluu Who have Injured tbuHclves by a certain practice
1(. lltai. ,ugcd iil'wheu alonu-a habit Ire'iuenll) learned Iron.
lllaililir, .ii rnm.miilims. nr at school -the i lfeits ul which aro
AllVciiim.iiKntiy fct, even when asleep, mid if nut cured renders
lies- liu.?rIjne( impossible, and destroys both mind und boJy,
VII companions, or iu si-noil, mi- ....i,"...
ightly felt, even when asluep, ami if nut cured renders
filariil'i Vhat"? p'Vy'tiiaVrlj nu'ng man, thu hope of M t ountry
ss cureJ,,,j ilu ilnrllug of his parents, should be snalilied Iron.
by lut.r.ji prospects i and enjoj ii.eut-, of life, by thu eoi.se.pie...
f i. seal u r iiuviullni! rroiu lie linn oi uaiuie, ai.u loniiimri
in. persons siusrbciuru
sontvmplaling . - ,.
ysicim, '. M A II It I A C H,
ork Lily ,eniJcti thal tt tanwx unnd nnd body lire th inot lie-
if rAni,litii.4 til ITitlOlltU CO.. Ul.bii.l liaPPi lll'S S
itdccd, without these thujourney through lifu lii coines
. ..11... I. ....... dir. i.r.is I nil, liv ll.trki'US til
i.agi!, the prospect hourly u.irkeus in
iud becomes shadowed with despair U
u laiiilioly rellci liou lli.it tliu happiness
nes blighted witii our own,
iiu view; mo mi
tiled with thu in,
if another become
D i s u a s r: or i m r it u d b n c k.
When the misguided and Imprudent vuiary ufpli asuro
Inds lm has imbibed thu seeds ofthis painful disease, it
oo often happens that an ill timed sens iifshai.iu or
Iread of discovery, deters hill, from applying to thosu
n'r Ft Tno from education and respectability uu. alone befriend
d Stntes.iiin, delaying till the conslilutioii.il symptoms ofihis
ive trail mrrid disease makes theirappearai.ee, auth as ulcerate.
com'ilit ore throat, diseased nose, nocturnal, pains in thu head
lirancli' .ml limbs, dimness of sight, dual'nuss, nodes ou thu shin
llailrwil ones, and arms, blutchos on tho head, face and evtren.u
iJrn.uiicn irs, progressing with rapi.lity.till at last tliu palate or
ring aal ho mouth and buues of the nosul'all in. and the. villi. n or
hisduseaso becomes it horrid object of ciunmiiseriition
ill death puts nperioil toms uruuuiui s.iueiiugs, uj .
ling hini to "that bourne from whence no traveler ro
.r audi" urns."
It Is a melancholy fact that thousands fall victims t"
his terrible disease, owing to thu unskillfultuess of ig
ilimii'H lorant preteiutbrs, who, by the use ofih.it Deadly J'ei
i Collet' ior, .Vrrcuryfruiii thu cunstitutiun and make tile rum
aritt)' ' iue of life nils erable.
I cents .i S T It A N C! 13 tt 8
, Vraftuot your lives, or health, to the caroof the ma
irjjli, U. sy Unlearned and Worthless Pretenders, di'slitulu of
tnnwlcdgo, name or iharaiter.whocopy Dr. Joiinslon s
- idvertisenieuts, or style tlieiusclves, in the newspapers,
regularly Educated Physicians incapablu of Curing.lhey
V sasp you trilling monttinfti r month taking their lillhy
ind pnisonut compounds, or us long as the smallmt leu
ran be obtained, and in despair, leavu you with ruined
sealth to sigh over your gaining disappointment.
I Jir. Johnson is thu only Physician adtertinug.
rf,.,iunii tlia credential or diplomas ulwuys hang in hisoirico.
i Icin ii r( Hi remedies or treatment tiro unknown to all others,
s iirenar (ireiiaed from a life .pent in thu great hospital id Lit
rat urn . in-opi the first in this country and u mire extinsivu fri
, ilielat'.i'H' l'rac'Ue than any other I'hysiriau in the i world.
H,!tt,'d o 1NDOIIS13M13NT Of TIJI3 I'ilUSS.
as tti II ui Tho many thousands cured nt this iuitltiition year af
ter year, nnd tho numerous important Surgical Opera
d and H. ions performed by Dr. Johnston, witnes-eil by the re
itondcJ u lortcrs of the "Cuu," "Clipper," and many other papers
tillciis of which have appeared agaiu and again belnrc
- he public, besides bis standing us a gelillemeu ul char
I'lll ictcr and joiiionssbjlity, it u siilliciei.t gitarauU'e totho
j t.,..1"'' BK'N WSnABEB (STUEOtLY CUltUII.
s'lanru t. l'nrunf writing should bo particular in directing their
iiWt cttcntohifJniUtWion. in the fuHowing manner !
,,ib JOHN M. JOHNSTON, M, 11.
,"re i ......ii )f tin naltlmairo Lock Hospital Uaitimore, .Mar) land.
aid. at I'" M. ieiV IManh 17, lct.0.
TINWARE k 8T0VE S1I0I'.
TtlI3 undersigned respnctfully Informs his old frlindl
.ml pii.tnnipn. Unit tin mm (iiirriinsrd his brothers
MAV, ntcrcit in.the ubovn establl.hiiii'iit.audtliu concern wils
Co., hf .ureafter be cinulucted by biinsejf rgrlutivt'ly.
He lilt JUrtt rcnuveil auil ouers ror sale, iue larg
est and unit, extensile assortment nf J'ANC V
H'l'llVKS ..err lnlmilurcd into this inarket.
) Oi Us stock consjts of a complete assortment of
- ... he best KfHikJng anil pauor Moves in iue io.iikci, iiii iii
n0'." r.k " with Stove J'iiliiris of eiery description, Oteii and
' fi. s bu Stoves, lUdialors, (Ijlindar Stoics, Cast Iron Air.
iHaiill) ' i'ijIh .tovcf, Cannon Stoves, &c &c. Slotcpipo mid
Hat fcui1 r,ware cnnstaully on hand and m.niiil'.iclurcd to older,
.., ,, 1 kinds of repairing done, as usual, on short notice,
.11. 1 lift Tim patronage of old friends and new iiislomors re
ipi i lfully foUclle d, A M Kll'i.Kl
Uloomsburif , Not cmbT 3d 18C0.- If
I'UNEHAL ODE TOR A SOLDIER'S BUHIAI,.
UY rtcv. J. o. roRiA?.
"Hruthcrtothy gravowo come,
At tho beat of tha muffled drum,
llcarta with silent grli f oppp'tt
lluiir theoto thy liumcuf rest.
"I'toin tho s oleum march of life,
From tho mi l t of lull and utrlfc.
Thou nit called beyond the tky
'I'm thy heavenly homo on high.
"Now th morning rqvcllla
lleatu no more Its call for thec,
And beneath the silent ground,
Hwcct shall bo thy sleep profound;
"Thou hast now a full reloasa ;
May thy spirit rest in peace,
Till we, from thu earth, new-born,
Hail the resurrection morn."
JIillmi.le, 1'a., MayiiO, lite.
Hon. I.tvt I,. Tatk,
jjcar jir; .u a reccni regular
meeting of thu "fJrrca IM.rary iottcty." It wui
unanimously Itraulvud, that thu I hairman of the Com-
inlttc be, and lie was duly authorized, by the said
Society, to rennet of you copy of 0ui excellent
.dilreis, delivered in thu Mali of the "Orceinreod 4cw-
Inary," on thu evening of the 11 1 of .May , JEbi, for pub-
licatiun in thu (.'oi.oiuu IIkmocrat.
Yours, very respeclfully,
lu.uAii r. iki:i.i:u.
IlLooMiBi'ito, TA.,Juna9, HC1.
Mr, i:. It. IutLmi,
.Vy Dear 41r; In answer to your
kind note, of tho 20th ..It., soliciting u copy of my late
Address, Lefuru thu "Orcenicood Literary lueicly," I ghlgly, who with the varying SCaSOUS ae
can only say, that it was not prepared w ah the .icw to . .... ... , ... . , .
its publication, nor have 1 now the time to give it even COinpllshing their established TOUnds
a partial reiisio... Such us it is, 1 place it at your dls- I Spring BUCCOCdiug winter; Summer follow
posal. '1'rtisting it may, in some humble degree, prove 1 . n t , l it r t
interesting to thu .-ocietyjouieprcseut. and thu causa B SPrlU8 5 Autumn Stepping 1U tho foot
of l.iteraturu, generally, I shall indeed feel abundantly prints of Summer, and Winter Coming
1 haw the honor to bo.
Very re.pectlully, your ob't servant.
BY liEVl Sa. TATE.
! Bcfora the liGreemvooi Literanj Society
MAY 3, 1.0 62.
MAN : Educated Negloc tod.
Ladies and Gentlemen :
We havo chosen for this evening's dis
cussion, a subject of universal interest,
, ,1UU OUr OUly lCgrCC IS, lUHl WC fcuatt UOt.
i , . , . A
ho able to do It that JUStlCO lt.S importance
imperatively dem auds
May we not in
v sncaucr. nun tins nrici intro
duction wo proceed to the d iscussiouof the
subject under consideration.
It was not the seraph form that bathes
in tho crystal stream whose placid tide
flows from beneath tho Thro no of God,
that was beforo tho mind's eye of the Seer
of llorcb, when his iuspired pen recorded
these memorable words : "In tho imago
! of God created lie him." It was not the
' ..i.-,.,,!. tt.of iinlsoil nn
ChclUb that pOlSCU Oil
sports' and basks continually in tho merc-
, dian K'ory of that World, whoaO SuU is the
, ' , ' . .
iiuiuui, u. wu,v;ii i.u i u.u
i ' . .
Ktnrnnl. 01 which lie WfOtO. 110 thOUffht
i ' ,
not 01 tllO lllljihty intellect ailU tUO 111.1103-
tic pCl'SOIl of the tOWCl'ing ai'Ch-ailgcl, who
I . .. .
. honored aboVO lllS fol.O VS Stands UCxt to
i i i l .
the Ihronc and renders highest
renders highest homago
I to Jehovah. Nor yet did he speak of one
of the swilt-wingcd band, who take their
4villilII flhrht from WOrld to World, at the
, biddilltT of 111111 whom they delight to SOrVC,
f0 it, Wll3 0f linn to whom all these arc
spirits it was
of Man ho
When the earth was made tho morning
stars sang together the praiso sublimo of
Hint who breathed it into beiug ; but its
creation was not alone tho subject of their
song. Tho sous of God shouted for joy
as thoy beheld tho beautiful scenery of the
infaut world, fresh from its Maker's hand.
Rut it was uot its Eden, its wide exten
ded plains Its mnjrstio mountaius, its
lovely valliea, its flowery meads, its grassy
dells, its foaming water-falls, its silvery
lakes, its mighty oceans, that moved their
raptures for their owu native climo were
sccucs moro pasting fair. Rut in tho
Councils of Eternity they had heard God
say, "Let us make Man in our own im
ago," and it was tho view of Earth, as
tho birth-place of Man, the intellectual
and tho moral, that tuned their eoug and
gavo touo to their joy.
Aud what is ho at whoso nativity tho
"chiming spheres were moved," and for
whom this rcsplcndcut earth was called
iota cjcUtenco Where is ho upon whoso
foro-hcad tho fingor of God has iudolibly
written iuiuiortali'y? Alas
" We may not ccek for the long lost gom,
In its wnntod place in thu djadeu.'
On tho .Monarch's brow ;
lltil. gruvtling loir uud forgotten note.
With its lustre dinim'dand Its brigktaets (one,
It seemed a tiling to betroddeti upon,"
Fallon 1 and how fallen ! Is that ho ?
That abject drivelling thing, who iu tat
torcd gtith with idtoiio uicin, reels from
his wine, his ictellcct clouded, hi3 fccliugs
blunted, his moral powers debased, tho
harp uustrung that was wont to wake
such pleasant strains rcspondont to the
magic touch of affection and of lovo in
soul, and mind and feature, tho very car
icature of humanity ! If- that ho Man,
Lucifer tho Son of tho raornitig, had not
moro deeply fallen.
Is that ho, who sits, crouched and shiv
cring in his cold and cheerless chamber,
over his heaps of glittering coin, with pal
sied and trembling hand, clutching his un
holy idol; starting at every sound, his ev
ery breath a pauio, lest it prove the stop
of one who shall despoil him of that which
to him is moro than his lifo's-blood, fam
ishing attd dying in tho midst of plenty,
for want of sustenanco which his unhal
lowed avarice alone has denied him ; and
j with his passing breath, cursing his hard
fate that had not formed his soul of gold,
j that he might forever havo had his God to
Is that ho, who, in Ins damp and. loath-
1 . . ... .
S0111C dungCOU, loaded With chains, tltS
brooding OVCr III S hatred and his Crimes
1 ,...- -. ., i:
a11 1,13 tcmomZC pasSlOUS-CUVy, mallCC,
; rCVOIlgO, stamped like tho CUrsO of Ca'lU
.: t,rn. vnrv .mc, ncrirnnn I
is that man 1
Is that he ? that poor, shallow prating
dunce, who with tho broad resplendent
page of nature spread out before him, with
day following night and night day.uncbau-
again in tho wake of Autumn, in unerring
regularity for almost unnumbered years,
who with the beasts of tho Cold and the
fowls of the air, and tho fishes of the sea,
and every living thing from tho great Le
viathan, down to the veriest ephemeral
thatsports in the sun-beam, each perpetua
ting its species from creation until now
who, with tho plants of the earth, from tho
great Oak and tho mighty Cedar, down to
tho modest violet, and tho tiny blade of
grass, each forever re-producing its kind
without the variation of the smallest foat-
nrr nn n Mnrrln loaf wlin. tvlfli tlio snnn
jjcavcns Sp..eaj out beforo him, and
tho vast machinery of tho revolving spheres
ever fresh in view
"Thu unwearied sun that day by day,
Dotli his creator's power display,"
'That nightly to tho listening earth,
Repeats the story uf her birth,"
"Thu stars that round her burn.
And all the planets in their turn,"
Tho stupendous system at tho contempla
tion of whose glories the mind quails and
faints into dizzy blindness, tho ton thous
and millions ofradicnt orbs that in eter
nal space trace and rc-traco their blazing
way, until the whole uuivcrso is woven
into one vast web of glory aud yet have
never failed in their destiny nor eomo into
collision ; is it man, we say, that with the
proofs of a creative and over-ruling power,
that so constantly and vividly spread out
before him, that he cannot escape their
contemplation, will so idiotically, so dis
gustingly rahc his puny voice and assert
that all theso, arc but "tho workings of a
blind chance;" and that "there is no God!"
Rlush ! Rlush I! oh Immunity, and hide
thy head for very shame, for all these arc
thy fellows they arc men.
Nor arc these alone they, who forgetful
of their true dignity, of their nature aud
of their exalted calling, fail in tho accom
plishment of their high destiny. Many
thcro aro who stand fair with their fellows,
sternly houcst, contending for tho rigid
fulfillment of every letter iu tho bond
whoso fair name not one breath of dishon
or may ever stain; who yet with daily, yea,
hourly opportunities of achieving great and
glorious things, appreciate thorn not who
with tho harvest field of tho world and
their own minds ever opcu for their labor,
never put in tho sickle to gather iu tho
fruits of lovo and self saerifico and kind
acts dono to others; or novcr garner for
themselves a single sheaf into tho store
house of moral and intellectual entertain
ment. We need look no further for evidenco
of tho truth of this position, than to our
own laud a land blessed abovo all oth
ers in everything which may render a peo
ple happy and useful. A land preguaut
with tho destinies of the world aud of our
race favored with facilities
achievement oi everything great, ana no
bio; crowned with blessings, physical , in
tellectual, political, moral and rcligiou5,
abovo any other which tho eun shines up
ona laud of frco institutions, of natural
rcbourccs beyond computation, of moun
tains and valleys, of fertile fields and cx
hauatlesa wines, a land of rivers aud
lakes, of prairies aud of forests, a land
extending from Ocean to Ocean ; from tho
Aristook to tho Rio Grande, and to which
tho giver of all things has denied noth
ing, let how is tins onco happy land
liko ono vast field of strife and carnage,
each man contending whh hi.t follow, not
for the mastery of tho achievement of
deeds of usefulness; not for tho victory of
raising man to his nativo level, and crown
ing him with glory and honor, not that
the prosperity of tho land of his birth be
enhanced aud her sacred institutions per
petuated, but that self may be exalted.
Sad, sad, indeed, would bo tho fato of our
much loved country, wero there uotmauy,
very many illustrious exceptions; yet, lea
ving out ofthc question tho vast prepond
erance of tho vicious nnd degraded, how
largo a majority of tho remainder passscl
fishly down tho stream of lifo in pursuit
of their own aggrandizement, or scttlo
down in imbecile supincness and fail to
act their part.
How often docs the professional and
public man lose sight of the noblo, mag
nanimous deeds, which alone constitute
truo groatucsst llow often is ho unmind
ful ofthc healthful influence ho may bring
to bear in forming and sustaining tho in
tellectual aud moral character of his couu
try, and iu his mad chase along tho great
high-road, whither his ambitious aspirings
lead him, if he docs not over-ride aud
trample under foot those who may chanco
to stand iu his way, ho forgets the word of
kindness aud encouragement, which may
gladden tho heart and lighten tho burthen
of an humblo traveler, and neglects to
pluck from the way-side tho imperishable
flowers of benevolence and good will, which
alone may provo tho truo glory of that
crown for which he is contending.
How often the man of commerce, though
priding himself on being the violator of no
law, blinded by his desire for gain, passes
on to the accomplishment of his purposes,
even at the saerifico of his own comfort,
and rises in tho scalo of wealth, letting
pass, unimproved, ten thousand golden
opportunities of dispensing good to others,
who sustained by his timely aid, or even
by his forbearance might havo risen the
monumcut of his bcucficcucc thus reaching
his goal then dies and leaves not ono
trace behiud to show that the world was
one whit the better or wiser from his hav
iug lived in it, or performed upon its stage.
How often does tho artizan 01 tho la
borer, bceauso in tho eye of prido and
scorn, his honorable calling may seem of
no repute, make no effort to render it
more worthy of rospect, and discouraged
because he may not wield tho lever of
Aucuimedes puts not forth tho strength
of his own, and suffers his owu talent to
Ho buried and unimproved in tho earth,
because peradventure, for a starting capi
tal, the necessary means at first may havo
been denied him.
Rchold the Son of the Soil The Pau-
Mint. Ho who above all others, stauds
near his Maker, living as he does, amid
the very foot-prints of tho Almighty,
hourly witnessing tho wonders of his hand,
with everything "arouud, abovo, below,''
to draw his soul forth iu grateful, pleasing
contemplation, acd raise his thoughts from
Nature up to Nature's God." llow docs
ho, too, oftcn-times forget his uoble birth
his heaven-born inheritance his truo dig
nity, his rightful destiny.
llo refuses to look upward, much less to
soar, and "walks with oarth-bent eye."
Like the grovelling worm or the burrowing
molo, which his plow share turns up to
tho light of day, ho hides himself from the
glories revealed to him and tccks in sordid
earth his prison-house of ignorance and of
gloom. With tho book of nature over
open before his eye, he reads not its glori
ous page, but lives aud dies and is forgot
ten. The lives of all such arc but a blank.
Their cxisteuco, as far as tho human cyo
can discern, is a failure. They, too,
''quonch tho light on the inner shrine of
tho human soul." They too, forget that
thoy aro mortal.
Enough of this dark vision. Wo turn,
with pleasuro, to review the brighter page
of humau history.
How dissimilar the lifo and labors of
the Tit ue man 1 Impolled by incentives to
action having motives and cmotior
far abovo those which direct tho sordid
i earth-worm, as tho heavens aro high abovo
i tuc oartn, ms Durtiion may no as ucavy,
but it is not 'as wearisome ; his toil is as
severe, but it brings with it its own sweet
reward, for ho bears with him tha con
sciousncss of being actuated by no moan
motive. Ho is a better public man, for
his ambition is to be tho benefactor of his
of country and his Uud. Ho better wields
tho power of his wealth, and his gains can.
kcr not, for thoy are hallowed by tho do
siro to dispense them in such a way, as I
shall bring greater satisfaction to his soul,
than all tho hoarded possessions of a
Crccsus could bestow.
Through tho work of his hand and tho
energies of his mind, tho arts and sciences
aro brought to perfection for ho falters
not when perplexities and difficulties ob
struct his way and labors that tho world
may fed tho influence of his lifcinot
for tho moro gratification of selfish pur
poses, but to edify and benefit his fel
He tills tho soil, but goes not sullenly
and grudgingly to his work, liko tho
goadcd-gallcy slave, but feeling that his
fellow-being has a demand upon him, and
that ho owes to tho world tho record of a
well-spent life, ho studiously aims to dis
charge tho obligation. Ho asks no soft
couch of luxury, for "the rest ofthc labor
ing man is sweet." Ho ouvys not the great
their palaces, for with tho cheerful spirit
and light step of conscious integrity, ho I
"walks 'ncath nature's gcuorous domo one
of her own noblcmon." No artificial ex
citement is needed to relievo his soul from
the ennui of tho slothful; for there is
music for him in every breczo and beauty
on every spray.
It has been truly and beautifully said :
"Tho most sublime spectacle is a great and
good man striving with adversity." lie
quails at nothing. Neither toil, nor pri
vation, nor the laugh of scorn, of "this
dread world," can appal him. Knowing
and believing that talent is a gift of the
most High of origin Divine tho moral
man teaches him that he is but a trustco of
tho sacred charge, to improve, advance
and subscrvo the condition of his fellow
man, and imbued with this hih and holy
principle, he blenches nt no obstacle, cow
ers at no adversity. His march is on
ward, proudly onward, knowing no goal
but consummation :
"Thn man whoso mind is firmly bent,
Upon some great uud guod intent.
Serene beholds the angry cloud.
Nor can the tempest fierce and loud,
His stubborn virtue tame."
Asking and seeking for no sordid reward
'waiKiug erect in uou a own image,"
the consciousncsss of fulfilling man's true
destiny, tho solf-approviDg hour is dearer
Than brightest gold.
And gems from out the teeming mine.'
How gratifying is tho thought, that as
the world has been borno onward from
the creation in tho accomplishment of its
destiny, under the guiding hand of the
Most High, man has performed the work
All have not slept all havo not lived in
vain all havo not cumbered the grouud
Though adverso winds havo blown, his
barque has triumphantly stem'd the gale
until ho may "soar untrodden heights and
seem at homo where angels bashful look."
All is not lost. Though shattered bo the
diadem of his glory, it is still impcrisha
blc. Its gems may yet bo gathered, aud
the defilement, which for ages hab ob
scured their brightness, wiped away ; they
may bo re-sct, in a uoble crown, and with
ro-doublcd brilliancy blaze forever,
Long is tho catalogue of illustrious names
which have arisen iu the different ages of
the world, to wipe away the blot from tho
escutcheon of man's honor, and iu the
sense of his true dignity and worth, in
tho consciousness of his destiny has n.an
found the mainsprings of action, which
gave those bright beacon lights to tho pago
It was this which moved on tho chaos
of tho humau mind aud brought order out
of confuhiou. It was this which led So
chatks and Plato, into thoso mighty
roasoniugs, which have resulted in sys
tems which have siuco governed the phil
osophical world, and havo made them im
mortal. It was this which directed tho
gaze of the Shcphcids of Chaldca, to the
"When marshalled on the mighty plain,
The glitliring host beslud the sky."
And revealed forth to their vision, that
"ftar of hope, tho blithest of the twain,"
It was this which taught CorEUNtcus to
traco tho Constellations and gavo him a
name to endure while night's sable mantle
shall retain a single trcin. It was this
which stirred tho depths of Luther's
mighty mind, until he moved the world.
'Twus this that kindled Milton's poetic
firo, and gavo tho world to hear (unheard
before) those lofty strains of that celestial
choir, that sung on Zion's hill aud by
Siloah's i-twj,that flows fast by tho oraclo
of God." It was this which chastened the
spirit of tho pious Fenklon, und blessed
thu world with tho savor of his good name.
It was this which awakened tho genius of
a Newton, and of a Haiivey, and gavo
them the honor of revealing thoso myster
ious principle: in inanimate) naturo, and
in man's being, tho discovery of which
t .1..; ... i. I
iiu.3 niuuiauu muii muiuory wun uniaumg
It was this which sont n Howard on
his messages of philanthropy and mado
him nn nngcl of mcroy to hia fellow
man. It was this which rendered immor
tal tho deeds and achievements of Alkx
andeu, uud Navoleon, and it was this
which gave tho glory of true greatness to
our own Washington, and Jackson,
and McOlellan, and strengthened their
hearts, and moved their arms to beat back
the proud host of their country's foo and
gain the triumph, not of empty ambition,
or tho trophies of mere conquerors, but
tho glory of mankind this country free
and of hallowing forever tho spot, where
tho eternal principles of human liberty
might dwell, and tho thcatro bo opened
wide, where shielded by republican in
stitutions untramelled by despotism and
untrodden by tho foot -of tyranny, all
might bo tho arbiters of their own destiny
and win an imperishable namo and fame.
A few words more, in conclusion, by
way of application :
Ladies and gcutlcmcu of tho "Green
wood Literary Society." Accept my sin
ccro thanks for tho distinguished honor
you havo conferred upon mo, in tho invi
tation extended to address your flourish
ing iiitcrary bocicty. Through your
generous partiality, years ago, I was mado
an IIo;;ouary Member of tho "Green
wood Litcraiy Scciety." Theso unexpec
ted evidences of your kindness, I shall
troasuro as tho fondest remiuiscenses of
my lifo and will only bo lost to my mem
ory in death.
Great indeed has been tho progress of
your literary labors here in tho ''Dcthcl of
Learning." Tako courage. And when you
send your young men and maidens forth into
tho wide world, lot it bo with minds richly
stored with useful knowledge and adorned
by tho lasting accompaniments of piety,
virtuo nnd intelligence. Then, liko the
Roman matrons, when presenting their
son you too, will bo ablo to say, "These,
THESE ARE OUR JEWELS."
"Honor and fa in a from no conditions rise,
.let veil your part thcro all the honor lies."
Wo return, and very briefly, to scan the
opposite character Man" Neglected. ''
The pago of history has also its gloomy
side, its dark spots to provo that talent
may exist without virtue, but these also
provo that without virtuo there can bo no
truo dignity. Not only docs the past fur
nish examples worthy of imitation, but it
holds up to our view, instances of splendid
genius, capable of great attainment, with
out being guided by a single redeeming
virtue, where tho possessor has been hon
orcd and even envied. Such a character
cau bo better read in blank verso.
"When I behold a genius bright, yet baso,
Of towering talent, yot terrestrial aim,
Mcthinks I sec, as thrown frum her high sphero
Tho fragments of a soul immortal I
Struck with the aw ful melanchully sight.
At encu compassion, soft, and envy rlsu
Hut wherefore envy I Talent angel bright
If wanting worth is nauglit but shilling instrument
In false ambition's hand, to finish faults
Illustrious, and give iulamy renown."
And need wo moro to incite us to a prop
cr appreciation of our truo dignity our
high calling. Whilo tho names aud char
acters of the illustrious great aro recorded
on tho historic page, for our admonition
and contempt, the glory of the illustrious
great and good is their bright example to
those who camo after them. What have
wo to do, but to imitate their example 1
Should they not iucito us to deeds of great
ness, that we may in turn, lighten tho path
way of thoso who eomo after us. Young
nicii, remember, that the
"Lives ofgrcat men nil remind tia,
We may make our lives sublime,
And, departing. leavu behind us,
I'ocit'prints on the sands uf time;
root'prints, that perhaps unothir,
Hailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlornu nnd ship-wrecked brother
Seeing, thall take heart again."
Timo admonishes mo to close this Ad
dress. Would that I could hero record
my testimony in favor of some ofthc many
other duties demanded of tho Christain,
Patriot and Philanthropist. Thoy are all
ou record in the Rook of liioks. Study
woll and carefully its instructive page, by
which you have a light to your way and
oan only avoid the tearful vortex of inft-
Why shou'd wo fear to teach men to
think i Surely there is sufheent mdica
tious of design iu nature, if rightly con
templated, to prove the existence of a De
ity. The sniro of crass . tjjo um
stately pino ; tho rich valley ; tho cragged
mountain; tuu opening icai ami tenner
blossom all, their "great original pro
claim." Everything, animato aud iuani
mate, proves tho existence of a God.
Rliud indeed, must bo ho who with the
"Light of Truth" beforo him arrives nt
any other conclusion : Look at tho Hea
And though no real rider, noreouud,
Amid the radii-nt oi-bs bo found,
In ieason'scar,thcy alt rejoice,
Ami utter forth aR'.onous voice,
Forever singing us they (bine,
The hand that nude Us u Divine
Tho Song of tho Contraband,
I don't know whore dis darkey
At last am gwino to rest ;
Dey'vo stolo him from old Gcorg'a,
Doy'vo driv him from do West,
Do Norf refuso to hab him,
An' cbcry odor place
0 golly ! but dis darkoy's
A Lord -forsaken case !
Onouus De Abolition S'cicty,
I guess utn monstrous stuff,
Dcy call us men an brodders
I hoar dat of'n 'miff!
Dcy tolo mo I war better
Den if my skin war white,
Dcy spoko so kind and gcntlo,
So 'mazin'ly polite,
1 tho't do Norf war waitin'
For dis olo fool to eomo
An lib wid dem forcber,
Wid cbcry house a homo t
Chorus Dc Abolition S'cicty,
I guess utn monstrous stuff,
Dey call us men an' brodders
I hear dat of'n 'nuffl
0, dey war phyin' possum :
S'pose, now, it troubles dem
(So long dcy spite my marstcr,),
What comes of Uncle Clem ?
No sar ! an' so dis darkey,
Because he had no sense,
War possumed by dc Yankees,
An' left upon do fence I
Chorus Dc Abolition S'ciety.
J. guess um monstrous stuff,
Dey call us men an' brodders
I hear dat ofn 'nuffl
Now who will take dis darkey
Afore he's, pletely froze,
An' gib him for his labor
Dc hoc-cako an' do clothes I
Dar's Massa Wendell 1'niLLirs,
What preaches 'bout do sin
Ob slabery, I wonder
Ef he would tako me in !
Cnoaus Do Abolition S'cicty,
I guess um monstrous stuff,
Doy call us men an' brodders
I hear dat ofn 'nuffl
I wish I war in Gcorg'a
Dat dear olo land again,
Among dc flowerin' cotton,
Among do sugar-cane;
Don cf a Yankee preacher,
Came ly in 'bout do Lord,
An' chains, and things by golly,
I'd knock him wid a gourd 1
Chorus De Abolition S'ciety,
I guess um monstrous stuff,
Dcy call us men an' brodders
I tink I hear 'nuffl
The James River. The James river
is navigable for sea-going steamers draw
ing clevcu feet of water, quite up to tho
city of Richmond. 'J h t is,unlcss tho rebels
have succeeded in so blocking the channel
with a sunken stone fleet, abovo City Point,
as to interfere with the progress of vessels.
It seems to ho uuderstood that our gun
boats are past City Point, whero the river
is shallowest Many of our gunboats
even tho most formidable of them draw
not moro than nine fect. If it has been
the policy of Gen. M'Clollau and Commo
doro Goldsborough to advance the gunboats
much ahead of the army, weseo no reason
to doubt that by this timo Richmond is
almost, if not quite, at the mercy of their
guns Washington Star,
Man. Philosopher havo puzzled them
selves how to define man, so as to distin
guish him from other animals' Rurko says,
"Man is an auimal that cooks his victuals."
"Then," says Johnson, "the proverb is
just, which says, 'thcro is reason iu roast
ing an egg.' " Adam Smith has hit tho
case. "Man," says he, "is an animal that
makes bargains. No other animal docs
this no dog exchanges bones with anoth
er." Is it not so 1 Whenever you hear a
fellow particularly vooiferous in denounc
ing. Democrats as traitors bceauso they
adhcro to tho Constitution, ten to ono
that he is cither a fool, or has rccicvod
directly or indirectly, a sharo of tho Six
ty Millions and upward whieh accord
ing to Mr. Dawes, a Republican member
of Congresssfrom Massachusetts, has been
stohn from tho Treasury during the past
In litcraturo, as iu morals, thcro aro a
cortain taste and grace, which coufer
dignity on modorate acquirements : and
there are a nogligenco and grossncss that
disgust, oven when accompanied with in
Every desiro boars its death in its very
gratification. Curiosity languishes under
repeated stimulations, and novelties ccaso
to excito surprise, until at length we cannot
even woudcr at a miracle Irving