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The Only Place xuliac a Cure can be
DR. JOHNSTON has discovered the molt Certain,
,-pecdy and only Effectual Remedy In the World
fur ell private Hischbcs, Weakness of the Hack or
J.j.nba, btiicture', Affections of the Kidneys and lll.nl
iler, Involuntary Discharges, luipotcncy, Ocncral 1)
uihty, Nervousness, Iypepsy, l.uiigunr, Low Spirits
Confusion of Ideas, r.ilpitatwu of the Heart, Timidity,
Troiitbliupx. Dimness of flight or (ilddliicss, Iliacase of
Hie Head, Throat, Nose "r skin, Affections of the Liver
1, lines, Stumach or llowels -those tumble Disorders
stl-ing from the Solitary Habits nt Youth those ariRi-T
nail solitary pruitlies more fatal to their vktiins than
l!u so"B ot S) rent l" the .Murines of Wynnes, blight
ing their most tiri limit hopes or am i cipat iulm , rendrr
mi; marriage, &.C impossible,
f O US (I MEN
Especially, who have become the victims of Solitary
Vlie, that dreadful and destructive habit which aiiuu
illy sweep to an untimely grave thousand of Young
Men of thi' niiifct exalted talents and brilliant Intellect,
who might otherwise have entranced listening Senates
Willi thu thunder of eloipiencc 01 waked to ecitasy the
living lyre, may call with full coiilldence.
M A R R I A G E.
Married persons, or Young Men contemplating mar
ri"e, being aw are of physical weakness, organic deablli
ty,"dcfiriuitl. ie speedily cured.
ile who places himself under the care of Dr. Johnston,
liisy rell"iously conti.le in his honor as a gentlemen, and
iuuildenlly rely upon ni skiii us n pnysicnm.
O R U A N I C XV 11 A I! N E S U
Immediately cured and full vigor restore,:.
This Distro-Miig Airection whiih renders life mis-crabl-i
ami marriage impossible is the penalty paid by
tlu ictims of inipropir nidulgciio s. Young per
situs are too apt to commit excess from nut belli?
imam of the ilre.idful consequence that may ensue.
Now, who that understand!! the subject will pre
tend to deny that the power of procreation is lost sooner
by those falling into improper habits than by the prudent.
Unities being deprived of the pleasure of healthy oil'.
P'Uigs, the nio-t serious and destructive symptoms to
both body and mind arise. Tlio system becomes dcrang.
cd , the physical .tod mental lunrtii-iii, weakened, loss
id' prurreume power, nervous in liability. Dyspenia
palpitation of tile heart Iniligu-tinn. conslltutlolial de
bilitv. a wasting of the 1'ramu, Cough, (Jonsuuiplion,
decay und death.
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A CURE WARRANT B IN TWO DAYS
NO MKKIUUY Oil N lOS.OUH DRUUS.
Member of the Unv.il College of Surgeons, London.
ttr.idii.iM from one of the most eminent Colleges of thr
United States, mi l ilu gn-ater part of whose life has
b.-rn spent in tlio first Hospitals of London. I'nris, l'hila
delphiaaud el.ewliere, lias Heeled some i f the must as
tonibliing ciiresthat were ever known many troubled
with ringing in the head and cars when asleep, great
nervousness, being Manned at sudden sounds, and. bash
liiluess. with freq ient blushing, attended sometimes with
Ucmugeuieut of mind, were cured immediately
TAKE r A R T 1 O II L A It NOTICE.
M A R R I A G E,
Dr. J. addresses alltfcoao who have injured themsclve
ly improper indulgence and solitary habits, wblih ru
lu both body and mind, unfiling them for either busi
ness, study, society or marriage.
These are some of tho sad and melancholy crTccts pro
duced by enrlv habits ufoulh. viz: Weakness of the
Uack and Limbs, l'ain in the Head, Dimness of Sight
Loss of Muscular Power, Palpitation f.f tho Il .art. Ilys
pep.ia, Nervous Irratablilt), Derangement of the Diges
ilvo Functions, Oeneral Debility, symptoms of Consuuip
Hon, fcc. ,. ...
mi'vtai.i.V The fearful ellccts on the mind are
much to be dreaded, Loss of .Memory, Confusion of Ideas
Impression ef the Fpirils, i;m riirennuiiigs, Aversion
toSoeifty, self-distrust, lovo f solitude, Timity, &c,
nr.. ...in. nrilii, evils nrodllceil.
Thouiands of persons of all ages can now judge what
is the cause of their declining health. Loosing their
vigor, becoming weak, palu and rmuriiied, hating sin
gular appearanc about lln eyes, cough and symptoms ol
Y O I! N G M E N.
Who have injured thmselvcs by .1 certain rrartlco
t rr ... 1 ,,, ,tIi m almiK-ahabit freiuentlr learned from
evil couipanlons, or nt school -the effects of which are
nishlly felt, even when a.-lecp, and if not cured rendurs
lu.rria.'d Inipussibl" and destroys both mind and body,
mould appi iinnieoiaieij-,
Wh it .1 nitty th it ayniiug man. the hope of his t oiintry
nnH in. Hnrhii,. ra'lns parents, should be sn.ittlied from
nil prospects and eiijnjinents uflife, by the coiisstucii
ees of deviating from the path of nature, and indulgiH?
in a certain secret habit, nucn persiois
t,.H..rt iimt n ureitut tnimt and bndv nre tho most no1
cessary reiniifities tn promote luuunbial happiness
l.,.i f w,,l.oi ih"te the iouruev through lite becomes
a uenry pllgilirusc, tlie prospect hourly darkens to
the view; the mind becomes shadowed with despair &
filled with the melancholy reU;rtioii that the Iiappiuess
uf another becomes blighted with our own,
11 t a r A H I', til" IMPRUDENCE.
When the misguided and imprudent votary or pleasure
Ol.ij i,., 1,,,., in.iiiii.'ii i!i,. seeds of this nainfiil disease, it
too often happens tint an ill timed sense ofshaiuo or
dread of dicovery, (li ters hi 111 from applying to those
.. ,-... . ..!.... 1 m.nti t.il.ilitv e.ao atone befriend
him, delaying till the constitutional symptoms ofthia
horrid disease makes their appearance, suih as ulcerated
10retl1ro.it, diseased nose, noetiiinal, pains in the head
und limbs, dimness of sight, iKiifness, nodes on the shin
. 1 i.ir.,,.1,.. ii, l,.. 1,1 r.ieo and extreme
Ilea, progressing w ith rapidity, till at last the palate- of
the mouth and hones of thn nose fall in, and the victim of
this desoase heroine a iinniil iihlectofi'Ouimlerniion
till death puts 11 period to Ins dreadful sufferings, by sen.
ding him tu "that bourne from whence 110 traveler re-
it is a mtla.nchalJ net that thousands fall victims to
this terrible disease, ow lug to the unskillfiilfiiess of Ig.
nurant pretenders, who, by the use of that Utaily Fof
m, .Vtrcur), ruin the constitution and make the resi
due of life miserable
S T R ANDERS
Trust not your lives, or health, to the carj or the ma
ny Un earned and Worthless Pretenders, destitute or
knowledge, name or charncter who copy Dr. Jonuston s
advertisements, or style thunieelies, in the newspapers,
rigularly Educated I'hyiici.ius Incapable of turiiig.tliny
kuep you trilling mouth after mouth taking their filthy
and uuisoiihs compounds, or as long na thu smallift lee
can be obtained, and in despair, leave you with rumod
bealih to sigh over your gaining disappointment.
Dr. Johnson is thu only Physician ndverti. Int.'.
His credential or diplomas nlwn) hang ill h aotneo.
His remedies or treatment are unknown to nil others,
prepared from a lit spent In tho great hospitals of L,u.
ropo, tho first in this country and a nixro extensive if n
vate I'raciitt than any other Physician 111 the world.
INHOIiSEMEN'P OP THE PRI.bS.
The many thousands cured nt this Innitutioii year at"
tor year, and thn numerous important Surgiral upera
Hens performed by Dr. Johnston, witnes-ed by the re
porters of tho ".-1111, ,'llpper." and many other papers
uotlces of which havo nppeari'd again ami again before
tho public, besides his standing as a gentlemen of char
acter and re.pomlbiliiy, Is a Biitlkicnt guarunteu to tun
SKIN DISEASES SPEEDILY CURED.
Persons wrillng shonU he particular In directing their
loiters to his I111tituti.11, In tlio following inaniicri
JOHN M. JOHNSTON, M. D.
ortha naltl mora Lock Hospital. Ilultlmoro. Mary and.
Jan 18, 1K0J. March 1., lebO,
All kinds 'onrpalr'lng doo. iu usVuil, wn short notice.
.'.X uU "itni' VdffiSSr
psctrully solicited, ,
lirtCiifiVuit, if avftiiHr 3 IIM.-H.
TINWARE k STOVE SHOP.
rpllE undersigned respectfully informs his oi I frientt jt wns tne tuat) m
s. and customers, inai on mis ,hiih,iu . ..
I merest in the abovn establUliineiit.iirol the concern wlls fY.juht.shc GaVO UttOrailCO
hereafter bo conducted by himself excliislely. '"J b .,1Tl
lie has Just received and oilers for sale, the la g. Q tu0 words, ''Help
Ah est nnd Wist extensive assortment of I- AN U Y ) , ,
STO V E rt ever introduced Into this market, ' MURDER ! MUHDEH I !
thTE.tc'M loudly through tho forest, and was echoed
er with Blove riiturcs of every desrrlptioil.tlveii and , , ITnr enntnr Rlrtiok her 60-
llos rttoves. Radiators, Cyl ndar Stoves, i an iron mr. ijnuu uguiu. -
Tight stoves. Cannon Btoves, &c., &c. . Sloven Po nd . j.i QWn and UpOntllO lllOUtll,
,... i..na nol inrinorariureu munss,
TOUCH NOT THAT FLAG.
Traitor touch not that flsg t
Touch not a single star ;
Its shclt'rlng glory now
Still blazes near and fan
'Twas ourforefathrrs' hand
That placed it o'er head,
And thou shall let it stand,
Or perish with the dead.
That dear old precious flag,
Whoso glory and renown
Are spread o'er land and sea,
And woulds't thou tear It down t
Traitor I forbear thy touch ;
Rend not Its heart bound tics ;
Oh, spare that glorious flag,
Still stracinliiglnroiigh the skies.
When I was yt a boy
I gloried is the sight.
And raised my voice In Joy
To greet Its fold of light
I'or Hjmy home Is dear:
Dear is my native land;
l'nrgivc this foolish tear,
Dul let that old dag stand.
My henrt strings round thee cllsg
Close ns the stripes, old friend ;
Thy praises men shall sing,
Till time itself shall end.
Old flag, tho storm still bravo,
r And traitor, leavn the spot:
While I've a hand to save,
Thy touch shall harm it not.
H'ritttnfor tht Columbia Democrat.
JULIA IN JEOPARDY,
WILLIAM'S IXTRIGDES FOR A WIFE.
By tho Author or the
And thus it was arranged. Thcso sche
ming vojug fortune hunters wore to use
all tho influence in their power to place
themselves between our two lovers, for the
sake of their wealth. Aye more, if thoy
possessed influcnco not enough, strategy,
and baio deception, were to bo restored
Accordingly when Julia made her first
call nt Mr. Uurleigh's' she was by some
means, dataincd uutil evening, when of
courso William accomplished her homo
After tho usual amount of 'gmall talk'
had been hurridly dispatched, William
commenced upon the theme, unhappy
marriages, mentioned case after case of
wealthy people marrying together, dud af
terward being unhappily, tho cause, of
course, being their wealth. Ho was very
sevore wheu rieli persons marrying togeth
cr, but thought thu rich should marry the
poor. All this was dono for tho purpose
of causing Julia to distrust the- propriety
of her marriage- with Joul, but it did not
havo its desired effect ; she was the mer
cenary motives of her companion, and,
therefore, soon learned to despiso him
'J imo woro on, William still trying to
produce a favorable iinpressionjn the mind
of Julia, and Delia Becking to weave a
net of enchantment around tho heart of
Joel, yet both feigually failing.
At last it began to bo whispered turougti
to settlement that the time for tho mar-i
riage of Julia and Joel, was near at hand.
Then William and Bella pet to devising
somo schemo by which this uiight bo pre
vontod, and by which Julia might bn forced
to give her hand to William, after which
Bella hoped to win the heart of Joel, aud
while they aro meditating upon this theme
wo will turn to Julia.
It was on a beautiful evening in Au
gust tho Sun was fast drawing away
from this portion of tho world, gilding tho rioart for her preservation from a doom
sky, to the meridian, with gorgeous colon worsc tQan death' of which she had boon
of gold, and crimson, and purple. Julia 1 jn B0 much danger. Truly her life, hor
was out in tho forest, feasting her eyes on ' character, and her happiness had been in
the beauties of Nature which wcro to bo, jcoyarjy But now sho was safo I aud
6cen all around her. Sho waudcrcd on Bho poured out her grattitudo to that kind
till sho oamo to where a huge black rook j;u er wi,o j,afj preserved her, and iu ear
protruded from the faco of tho Earth. ncst worj8 8ho thanked him who had bceu
Soatiug herself upon this rock sho gavo th0 billing instrument that Providence us
herself up to her own reflections. "To-1 e(j ; heiAiehalf.
morrow evening," thought she, 'I shall bo I jocl now turned to see what had be
dear Joels happy brido." Hor mind ran ! gQmQ q William, but wbilo tho conversa
on upon this thctno till she was lost to all j ton between himself and Julia had been
that was passing around her, when, Bu' ' going on tho cowardly miscreant had
denly, was awakened from tho reverio into sk'it,,i away, and nothing could bo scon
which sho had fallen by a hand being laid , ofllimi Uo had escaped inio tho forest,
rouuhly on her shoulder, aud voieo, soft and neither himelf or his sister wero ever
.. .... 1 . . f i. 1 1 .1 1- . C .!.
but stern. liddiiiK her bo silent aud follow
whitcor sho was led. Sho looked up,
when lo I before her stood a person
'With eyes as black ap jet,
And with compaction blaokor yot."
Sho saw ac a glanoo that it wa no no
cro but tomo whito person in this disguise
tlio agony ot ucr
at tho top of her
! help! murder!
1" whioh rang
tclltuk her to bo qUIOt Of SOUICtning Worse
would come ett time.
. v. .... .,
She now kept quiet and suffered herself
to be led wherevor her disguised captor
should wish. Her fright, however, was so
excessive that sho trembled likoa leaf flut
tering in tho breeze, and soon, sho sank
to tho earth in a swoon.
When consciousncs returned, she found
hctsolf lying upon abed of leaves, and
William Burleigh standing bent over her
sprinkling cool wator in her faco.
Delia Durleigh had dressed herself in
tho habiliments of man, and disguised her
self in tho color of a negro, and it was she
who captured Julia and took her to this
place when William awaited their coining.
However, Julia did not know this, und
when William told her that ho had res
cued her from a doom more dreadful than
death, that, being out in the forest taking
a pleasuro stroll, ho accidentally inct her
captor, and that, iu attempting to rescue
her, a ficreo struggle ensued in which he
oame off victorious, and, that now sho was
safe, she thought not but that ho was tel
ling the truth. Sho thercforo vory warm
ly thaikcd him for what ho had dono for
Your services, Mr. Burleigh, will over
bo thankfully appreciated, sho said, ''I
oan nfivrir nntin-lv ronav .011. hut tell mo :
what I can do, and I will do it for you !
"Darlinr? Julia." aid ho. scatinc him-
ty, and for so doing I do not desiro a re- ,
Wnrd. hut since von desira it. I wi.l Eav !
to you that there is ono way in which you
j -1 -.
can repay mo, give me your hand in mar
riago let this littlo baud bo mine," and I
ho look her hand, and raUing it to his lips i
imprinted a kus upon it. j
Suspicions of tho real state of the case '
at onee flashed through Julia's mind. So
she indignantly withdrew her hand, and, ,
rising to her feet, sho gavo William a with
ering look under which ho cowed down in
'Mr. Burleigh," said sho "I expeotcd
bettor things of you, You certainly know
that Joel Jiftou and myself arc engaged,
and now, sir, you havo tho impudence to
ask me to break my plighted faith with ono
who-" fuither utterance wascut short by j
tho grip of William being firmly fastcnod
ou her throat,
"Speak not to me of Joel," said ho in
anger. ''I havo asked your hand and I
am not tho man to bo refused do you
consent to becomo my wife; or must I "
Hero ho too was suddenly interrupted,
A gentleman had approached them unno
ticed by cither, aud with one fierce blow of
his clenched fist npon tho villians head, he
had felled him to tho earth.
It was Joel, and Julia was now indeed
safe ! He had been out in tho forest hunt-
iug and had heard tho screams of Julia lui" 13 ut lul3 l,,uu Puoauie, ue u iuuo
when bho was "oapturcd by Bella iu bcr ! or mucb' ultin,atc,y mailable or not, to
disguise, and had hurried to tho spot warda & reintegration of our unhappy
wheucotho sound came. Upon arriving
there no traces of any person could bo seen
, . d tin nnd iistcned-prcs
., min(1 na nf npranna pnrr.-if,nd in
-'--J " - w I -"O O
conversation was hoaru again no np
proached the placo whence the sound pro
ceeded, and found tho villian with his grip
, fastCned upon hor throat when, silently
coraiDg up to them, ho gave tho base
, wrctch a blow which felled him to the
All this Joel told Julia, and it over an
earnest prayer ascended the Throno of
Grace, it went up from tho bottom of her
. Jicara oi more uy mu goou iiuopio oi mu
After Jool eoaichod the forest for Wil
liam for a few minutes but in vain, ho and
Julia returned homo.
Wo will only add that just as Jocl led
Julia homo that evening, bo, the next evo.
niug ho led tier to the altar, and they
woro mado ono flesh that it was theirs to
"Oh I Is not ours n happy lot,
To bo unitid 1 vo forevor ?
That whether wo fhall livo or not,
No ndverso destiny oan sever."
The bonds of lovo and of affection,
The bonds of holy Union,
That bind our hoarts and lives togother
In sweet an3 blest communion,
Tho following letters, addressed to tho
Chairman of tho Standing Committee, in
reply to invitations to address tho Orange
villa Anniversary arc hereby Inid before)
tho pablio, as part of tho proceeding :
Philadelphia, lCth Sept. 1802,
John G. Freeze, Esq,, Chairman of the
Democratic Sta?vnng CommtUce of Col
umbia county, Bloomsburg, Psvm'h.
Ijeau Sir :
I regret most sincerely, that I am una
blo to comply with tho call you make on
mo by your late letter ,in which you inform
mo that you aro instructed by your Cora
raittco to honor mo with an invitation to
address a mass meeting of my fellow citi
zens of Columbia County, to bo held the
17th iust.,the anniversary of the day when
Washington and associates placed their il
lustrious names to the Constitution of the
United States, and under which wo lived
free prosperous aud happy, until infatuated
with successor struck with popular blind
ness wo in an evil hour, changed our di
rection, and now, after a few rapid years
of dowuward progress, have fallen so low
that Mr. Lincoln and his associates havo
lu" uu "
rcduced !t t0 a tloubt whcther wo have ci'
ther Constitution or country loft us.
Whilst wo were distrated with the anti
slavcry excitement, when there woro al
readv' b? tl,e visions among tho people
three Presidential candidates in the field,
two by the uuhappy split in tho Democrat
io ranks, and ono who represented tho old
whig party, tho abolitionists carrying with
ii ; l . ii
luem mauy we" '"US "
dcd citizens mct at CWcaS- laid down a
Platform of principles in bold defiance of
tbe Constitution aud laws, nominated, to
suPPort il'tbo wcakcit man who cver held
power, unless uy iuc ucciucnt 01 uirtii,ana
then by a minority of net much more than
a third of the voting population of tho
Union) elevated him to supreme authority-Coming
into placa at a political crisis
which might havo disturbed tho clearest
head aud shaken tho steadiest hand, nei-
thw abl t0 C0PU with an emergency, nor
to chooso others to do it for him, nor even
to adhere to a course of policy, his gov
ernment has proved a failure more deplor
able than could have been asked or hoped
or imagined by the worst enemies of 1'rco
imtiiutions. The time is now approach
ing at which wo aro to pass judgment at
tho polls on himself, his measures, and
his men. It may bo that we aro too lato.
DUt 101 u3 not aoPalr ot republic, ana
j lngng to the hopo that it is possible to
savc " ttom f,n!l1 destruction, go forward,
and through tho Democratic ticket do all
.!.... .!! . .! , 1.1. 1... !?..!-
You alludo in your letter to tho subject
of the recent discharge of a prisoner in
duo courso of law from nrhitrary execu
tive arrest, after a special ordor had is
sued from Washington for his convoyanco
to a military prison in the Capitol. (A
military prison in tho Capitol ! 1) It was a
triumph of tho law, effected by tho deter
mined attitude of tho Judge who held fast
to principlo, and did uot flinch ; and from
an opon conflict with whose judicial man
date tho usurpers of authority did flinch,
I'hc arrest and tho offence oommittcd hav
ing been officially mado known at Wash
ington, the order was given to tako tho
prisoner thither, nnd that order and tho
Judges directiou to produce his body in
court, were in the Marshal's hands at the
The incvitablcncss of tho conflict bo
tweon the military and tho judicial orders
being obvious and tho conscquouccs of
tho conflict not easy to bo reckoned, tho
Secretary of War gavo way ; aud thus was
achieved by tho determination of an un
armed magistrato tho defeat and disgrace
of a system of barbarous and brutal vio
lence which when tho history of this ad
ministration comes to bo written, will stand
high on its cataloguo of usoless crimes,
Lot those who would justify the men
who havo plunged Mr, Lincoln iuto these
depths of preposterous error, show a pre
cedent for it in tho wholo history of tho
States, Do you remember ono recorded
caso of arbitrary arrest in tho course of
our revolutionary contest , from tho out
break of our difficulties to the poaco with
tho mother oountry. In tho bitterest
straits of tho warol 1812 when there real
ly wero those "traitors in our midst," who
oxist now only in lively imaginations or on
flippant tongues, was it cvor hcird that
Mr. Madison ordered an arrest!
In 1688 and 0 the people of England
went through a revolution which altered
their institutions from what they had been
under the Stuarts, to what they now arc,
without resort to such violence : after
wards, when a Stuart invaded the country,
throwing them into the lastdcgiuc of ter
ror and confusion, at tho head of an army
which cut its way to within four days
march of Loudon, he was repelled at no
such cost to freedom or violation of tho
law. At a later date, tho samo people in
the war of tho French Revolution passed
through a period of 20 yuars probation,
during no small part of which their na-
tional existence was thought to be at stake,
sometimes from insurrection at home,
sometimes by invasion from abroad, and
always threatened by the most formidable
military power the modern world has
seen, they had all that time both in and
out of parliament, an opposition of un
measured fierceness; hut nobody ever
heard of an arrest, unless by warrant of a
judicial magistrate, for tho ''disloyal prac-!
tiees" and intompcratc speeches which
were daily indulged in, to the most ex
treme and furious lengths, and iu lan
guage of the highest invective, by the
whole anti-war party from Mr. Fox
down. In troubled times, there will hap
pen, in any country, much that is extreme
and unjustifiable j and our past history
may furnish instances of it. Wo have
had mobs that committed summary vio
lence, and abused persons and property ;
we have had over stringent legislation,
dealing in injustice, and punishing, per
haps the innocent with the guilty. But
that is not usurpation ; that is not the
unlawful, unconstitutional assumption of
a power not delegated to those who use
it; that is not seizing authority; that is
not mixing and confounding the carefully
separated duties of the different depart
ments government, as do thosjj who serve
Mr. Lincoln and betray the State.
Let me say iu conclusion, things have
como to a pass at which the republicans
themsolvcs, more unsparingly than we do,
accuse and denounce (without being ar
rested) the administration which they
brought into power. They wonder at
the functionaries whuni it employs ; at
the measures of their Congress ; at the
reign of corruption ; at the downfall of the
Constitution and laws. Let them wonder
at nothing but themselves 1 when for
President of the United States, who is
not a monarch that reigns without gov
erning, directed by a ministry, but a ruler
that rules, and who himself must possess
the nerve and ability for Command;
the republicans chose a man wholly in
competent, they inoculated, deliberately
inoculated the state with all the mischief
that has followed, why shouldjthey won
der? why complain of Mr. Lincoln ? why
curse thoir own work ? Let them be
"pleased with ruin!" But they can be
useful if they will. Should the dem
ocratic parly be found next month iu a
large majority let the republicans per
suade their chief to dismiss his cabinet,
banish his unofficial counsellors, clear
his skirts ofthose who pluck him by them,
hither to d.y and thither to morrow ; and
then let him send, as an hereditary sov
erign would, for men who represent tho
views and policy of the majority and place
himself in their hands, they to rule the
country he to draw his salary and amuse
himself, but not with the reins of govern
ment. That better days may bo vouchsafed
us, must be the eamesnt prayer oi all
who lovo their countrv. whatever their
party predilections that of thoso who
love their country tho vast majority will
rally to our ticket, tho only one that is
available to chuck tho headlong course of
those who rule to ruin us, is the convin-
tion of all democrats in this part of the
state, and of none moro than
Dear Sir Your fellow citizen
and very humble servant.
Reading, Sept. 6, 1802.
My Dear Sir,
A nrinr enpnenmnnt will
j-..-- OO .....
prevent mo uniting with tho Demoorats of
Columbia county, in tho coming colobra-
tion of tho adoptiou of the Constitution.
In this hour of national gloom, it is
most fitting that men belonging to an or
ganization which knows no oxistenco out
side the Federal compact, should meet to
gether to renew their vows of devotion to
it and all its requirements. A dopaituro
from its spirit and teachings by traitors
South, aud their a lies, the abolitionists,
North, has drenched tho land with blood,
and threatens us with national destruction.
To preserve this talisman of our nation
al life, and to restore that blessed Union
which was its form and expression, is tho
high purposo and mission of tho Democrat
ic party. It wcro useless for mo to attempt
to increase tho ardor and dovotion of tho
"Star of tho North" in tho performance
of this mission. Their record in tli2 past,
is their pledgo for tbo future.
Very respectfully and truly yoan,
J. 0. Freeze, Esq.,
Chairman of Democratio Committee of
Dear Sir. It would give me great
pleasuro to meet the Demooracy of Col
umbia, in complianco with your courtoous
invitation, but I am prevented from now
accepting it, by many pressing engage
Accept, and pleaso express to our fel
low Democrats, my best wishes, and bo
licvo mo ;
Respectfully nnd truly yours,
CHARLES J. BIDDLE.
J. 0. Freeze Esq
I Sept.C, 1802.
JonN R. Thomson, Latb United
States Senator. John R. Tompson,
United States Senator from New Jorsey,
died at his residence at Princeton, New
Jersey- on Friday last, at midnight, His
health has been sinking for many months,
and his death was uot unexpected. Mr
Thomson was born in Philadelphia on the
52th of Septembor, 1S00. Ho was bred
merchant and was employed in commer
cial pursuits in China for several years.
Ho wa9 appointed Consul to Canton by
President Monroe. In 1825 he returned
homo, and a few months aftorwards be
came the husband of Miss Anna Stock
ton, daughter of Richard Stockton ; and
sieter to his lato fellow-Senotor. He
then mado Princeton his home, lu 1830
ho became a director of tho Camden and
Amboy railroad, holding tho position
till his donth. He presently engaged in
politics, and in 18-12 stamped tho State of
New Jersey for a Constitutional conven
tion, which was hold two years afterwards.
In 16-14 bo seceived tho Democratio nom
ination for Governor, but was defeated.
In Autum 1845. Thomson, having been
for several years a widower, was married
a second to Miss Josephine A. Ward,
daughter of Gen. Aaron Ward, of Wash
ington County, in his State Coramodoro
Stockton, having resigned his scat in tho
Senate of tho United States in 1853, Mr.
Tompson was elected his successor, and
was again elected in 1850. He has been
steadily "conservative" in his sentiments.
He persisted in them during the late ses
sion of Congress, though his strength was
rapidly failing ; and he loft Washington
a helpless invalid- Ho leaves a widow,
but no children. His disposition was
kind and his personal character excell
Who was He ! A capital story ig
told of an old farmor who had been "sav
ing up" to tako np a mortgage of S2000.
I TTfl luneod down his cold and naid it over.
when tho following coloquy ensued :
no a i
'Why, you don't mean togivo this 82000
in gold, do you? said tho lender.
'Yes, certainly,' said the farmer.
'All right,' responded tho lender, 'ouly
I thought you didn't tako tho papers."
'Take tho papers I No, sir, not I. But
it ii t . i, i
tno raonoy ts au ngni, isn t it r
'Yes, all right, S5000 in cold. All
right; here's your noto and mortgage.'
j The premium on gold that day was 2
per cent, and his gold was not only worth
tho faco of his bond, but 8440 besides,
enough to havo paid for his villago news
papers for himself and posterity for at
least thrco centuries, but to savo ono dol
lar and fifty ots. a year ho had lost in ono
Look at tho great mass of marriages
that tako plaoo over the wholo world,
poor contemptiblo affairs that they aro
: A r .( 11.. . .nll. Annn
, lOV OUlli IWUD USUVU
; tnueezo, a purchasing of a ring, a minis
ter) a ridQ or two in a hired carriage,
a night or two in a country inn, and nl
is over. For five or six weeks two sleep
ish looking persons aro seen dangling on
oaeh other's arms, looking at water-falls
or guzzling wino and cakoi ; then every
things falls iuto tho most monotonous
f routiue the wife siU on one sido, tho hus
band on tho other, and littlo quarrels,
littlo oases, littlo ohildren, littlo joys and
sorrows gradually gather around them.
This is what ninety-nine out of a hundred
find to be tho dolights of mattrimooy.
Subscribe for the Ccjumbis; Democrat.
Tho Sonata then resumed tho third read
ing and consideration of tho bill to oom
msto tho tonnago duties on tho Pennsyl
Mr. Welsh spoke at considerable length
in opposition to tho bill.
Tho question was thon taken on tbo fi
nal passago of tho bill, and it was agreed
to yeas 18, nays 15, as follows.
Yeas Messrs. Benson Bloyd. Connell,
Finney, Gregg, Ilalh Inibrio, LANDON,
MoUlurc, Meredith, Nichols, Parker,
Sehindel, Serrill, Smith, Tompson, Whar
ton, and Palmer (Spoaker)25.
Nays Messrs. Boghtor Bound, Cly
mcr, Crawford, Fuller, Hamilton, Hies
tand, Irish, Kotchum, Lawrence, tYlott,
Penney, Robison, Welsh, and Yardloy-15
So tho bill passed.
Tho Senate thon took np the bill to
chargo tho name of tho Sunbury and Eiie
Tho question being on its final bassager
tho yeas and nays wero called, and tho
bill passed yeas 55, nays 8 as fol
Yeas Messrs. Benson, Blood, Bound,
Connoll, Finnoy, Fuller, Gregg, Hall,
Hatuilion, Hiestand, Imbrie, LANDON,
Larenoe, MoLhonny, Mcrdith, Nioho's,
Parker, Robison, Sehindel , Serrill, Smith
Thompson, Wharton, Yardley, and Pal
mer (Speakor.) 22.
Nays Messrs. Boughter, Clymer,
Crawford, Irish, Ketchum, Mott, Pcnnep,
nd Welsh 8.
How thoy Fire in Battle
An army correspondent says : "You
wonder wether tho regiments firo regular
in volley cr wether oaoh man loads and
fires as fast as ho can. That depends on
circumstances, but usually, except when
tho eucmy is near at hand, tho regiments
firo only at the command of their officers.
You hear a drop, drop, drop, as a few of
tho skismishors firo, followed by a rnttla
and roll, whioh sounds like tho falling of
a building, just as somo of yen havo heard
the brick walls tumble at a great fire.
Sometimes, -when a body of tho enemy's
cavalry aro sweeping down upon a regi
ment to cut it to pieces, the men form into
a square, with tho officers, and musicians
in tho centre. The front rank stands with
bayonets charged, while tho second rank
fires as fast as it can. Sometimes they
form in four ranks deep tho two front
ones knoeling with bayouets charged, so
that if the enemy should como npon them,
they would run against a picket-fenco of-
ayonots. When they form in this way,
tho other two ranks load and firo as fast
as thoy can. Then tho roar is tenific,
and many a horse and his rider goes down
before tho terrible storm of bullets."
Surqicai. Dreseincs. As tho army
is sadly in need of tho various kinds of
dressings used by surgeons in tho employ
of the government, wo deem it advisab'o
to call tho attention of persons through
tho oountry that havo materials on hand
from which can bo prepared, with a small
amount of labor, articles that cannot bo
obtained from any other souroo.
Uno of thcso appliances used in surgi
cal dressings is "Lint" It is the soft fleecy
substanco obtainoi from old linen. It
may bo bropaired as required for uso by
soraping with a sharb kuifo the surfaca of
old linen, previously put upon tho stretch.
The linon selected for its preparation
should be soft from uso and washing. As
thus obtained tho lint is very light and
delicate, and admirable adapted to absorb
the scoretions of parts to whioh it may bo
Tho Frenoh surgeons employ an ad
mirablo sort of lint which they term 'Char
pic." It is now very goncrally used in
our army practices, and indood through
out tho hospitals of tho country, and is
profcrablo to tho old manner of prepar
ing it. It is thus proparcd : linen, mus
lin or calico, of courso or fino texture,
according to ciroumstancci, is cut into
small pieces a few inches square, and its
texture completely urravcliod thread by
thread ; Urns mado of old linon, which is
far preferable, is moro absorbent, and
much less irritating than that made from
any now fabric. Bandages can also bo
prepared ; they aro of various kinds, but
tho roller ban (logo is mostly used, and
can be prepared from uowmuslin, by
tearing it in strips from ono to two and &
half inches wide, sewing them togcthorirt
lengths of from thrco to five yards; it ia
then rolled into the form of a solid oylia
der by hand, as solid as can bo dono.
er The woman who nevor interfered
with hor husband's affairs, arrived in town
tho other day, Sho is an old maid.
Publio spoakors and retreating
armies shonld know when to stop.
SOT It is easy to say grace, but not
half co easy to possess it.
W Industry, energy, sobriety and fru
gality, muit prosper.