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ill! SUI II Ilfllill (Mil
UY 0. N. WORDEN AND J. It. CORNELIUS.
At $1.50 per Year, always In Advance.
AY INDCrCXPOT FAMILY XEVifP.rEB,
Issued Fruitiyt, at Leirisbnrg, Union Co.Pa.
TFRV- fl.fio per year, T" " ftro I!l AoTasct awl
at the nam rate f"f ionjer or .dorter period. Thus. 60
ru wtt pay tor four months. To -t. for .ih. months. 1 did.
for eight month.. '2 dol. tor sixteen month. 3 dol. tor tiro
years. $."i tor fidr eopi-. on. year. !0 for ten copies on.
,r." nu- Payment, by m.ii i.d) '
tvft.iv.rf ra (piH.prt.tjur. -nps. or hauk not., .t tlicir
i.h.rr. Must kinds rnxium rrrritoii t tfa. iiiiiro. I there are many much longer "handles to news
.aVnZ, XIZj'"M j P"Irs" than ours.as may be found no further
AwvMtismixTr? hnniioiniv iuMi-h.-i. u t.t -u per ' off than Muncy.
qaarv Mr wk.'lb dn wh nfl.-r iiwTiiMii, t d'-lfi-r six :
tooths ft d.. ft yrtir. Half nquai .in etn, 1ft ctn, 2 i "Th- fowiPburR Chronic. haft nnltM with Itwlf .h
il (1I. Two itq....ra l k. i..nt. MfMiaiitn.ir. ! rid 'Union County tnr,' id now fuhUvhtl iin-lcr tit
ovrone-lourtii of a column, lOdnl. prr year. otht-r eMmluDt-d ntmr of 'Sur atid (.'hnmirle.' The Chmnirlt
litrii kr. an may . ir.-d iifK.n. A ruai it VI linen or I I one of our fToritt-(i hariiiK a. way noniethtnti Uf w
f mal .. typ-. nr 16 n-xt lrjnr. Alv.-rii-moDU: oaf and intermingia it well conduct! ctduiunx. iu icit
4rtnrml.ctiiic tendency, aud larnf put. nt 'liuttU-d. inx its liitMory. however, we tliibk Mr. lrd-n Tf in
Communications .IrMre". on tti.ie! of ?en.'ral intrtt ft t inn that the Chronic.! was xtahltihd in lhW by
and aeenn,Miii"d tv thr wriU-r'n n-al name and Idrv. j Meiw. Shriner A llirkenninit. It our memory m-r- ug
Tin M A.. N KTU' TKI.KtJ HAi'll . lucmtt-il in the WHre ripcht, it wa ef-tabliphed a year or two before that time,
rtb tar4Jnmlrbj wli-h we nfi insert iuipurtant ! -y eccentric aeniuf or tld place, named pwettiun,
Me4 f n atWanee f lb I'hllad. Mail. J whotw (ttecfai buKinem it aeemed tu be to war atfainH
tcinda of JOB PRINTING-, whir-h will be executed with
eatiK-an and deitt-h aud ta reanonaMe term.
tectum! AdveriuM-nK'nW to be paid tut wben banded
In, aud Job Work w ben delivered.
Aur Bn w im ox rao-im-nnoy.
000OFFICKoa Market siiare. n.rth eeotid rtorcy
Wordrn A lornrllut.
Connertetl with the nww are anile marenaif lor nnn
Cc Star anii (Cljraniflc.
Mltorlal ionplimrutm Uudulorj so OHiimLxe.
SOME CHAT ABOUT NEWSPAPERS.
"Well wait and quite hopefully,
How fm-h a tnatth will sHed"
M'hen a lady changes her name by a mat
rimonial alliance, she naturally looks upon it !
n an event of great importance to her, and I
... . , i i
allhoucn It IS a siep not to De reiracea, ane
awaits with much interest the comments
friendly or unfriendly, proceeding from good
ii - .., -t
will, from envy, or from any other caue
which the Utile world of her acquaintance see
proper to pass upon the 'match." The vir
tues and the failings of both parties are crit
ically scanned, and a free interchange of sen
timent to say nothing of kind, beany wishes,
iquam JO.CS, Stale wiiiilMiiaj wiui .rjni.c
or two of scandal are indulged. Somew hat
similar, we coufess, are our feelings, at the
end of one month, in perusing divers public
verdicts upon the addition or-Lsioa Chi jitt
Sraa" to our former heading, Lwnce
CaaoxicLC." It has alTurdedui, individually,
much amusement to observe how toriirf have
been those comments how erroneous the as
sertions of some and how diametrically op
pntile are the judgments different editors have
pronounced on the same point. We might
perhaps attribute not the most liberal feelings
to some, who stand as rivals; but we prefer
to let such scrutiny of motive pass, and to let
cur readers enjoy, with ourselves, a dozen of
the notices worst and best that lie before
us. E. g.:
The Lrwi.bur, Chronicle came to us lart week with
. new hcaiiinir, ul . ctiaui:.- m it titii-, making it rr.d I
"w tu.i ai..r.i in tw . t
qmu; an invTiw iiuok. both m .od tyi r I
Mtvr. Tlie t browicle m rood i.it t IU pty. .oil
ua. a. artiv. part m i'-iutiiian ur.urrfc furnw
" Th. Cni .ur and i,wi-i.rK Chrr.niri. bare bn I
mrrgod mu. one wr, .ud w uo paidndmi un.ii r the I
title ol tuKmt'ouuty M.r .lid L.-.-Iurn t bronivle.
A r"i and e hop. tb i-ro n. tor .hi m-et iUi
Mu.b.ucoi..--irV..- ., Mr. Uuuu.
j Urutwi (,.r..o.. lui. i u iea.jvamT.
1 In-.rio. I. a p-l l..i-r lor ll pirtv. aud t.k.- au ,
mrurr part m Ke-uidic-ui m.ure. ztmOurg Amtrr j
oi. tn. u. tq.; j
u".'iu. .nd now b. r. Hi. nam. oi tii. amnit, a.
we'll a. !, wliH b il no td nd laltlilally reprei lil.
i:he"B.nC.iniy star an t i i.roni. ie, .e tm.t, .hi
nenl.iioju.lly demand. 'J tlttttm Gu-iUe (Ur.J. u.
These were our first greetings, and we cer- J
tainly thought we had -hit it," when.lo and j
behold! the Williainsport Vrcu came down
upon ns thus: I
ihoiii. Some time rinee, we had the rd''" j
er reading s labored ellort ot Mr. Wonh uV to pro., that !
newly all the new...-r name, in tlii. country were I
mi.m.merm and mat to. ue.. ia.ie o.e...-.
ited.mn to follow bia example in uaiuiiK journals
Jh. .ritamentii on that .uljei-t were certainly p.d, but
we were not a little .urpriwi. a lew Ko, w
tilia eli.nce tlie ery prelty and un.-M.miiu: lille of hi.
)aper by putting a prt Ii . to It, hu h, in our o.mioii, I.
the gntwtl .u.er Uiat he eould have ttitwu, li.ji
f.ir OeMteof uiakiuz it e.-ar that the Chroub le I.
toe next oljeet .per in the couulry. We.ouderif
4me fellow were to call him lien. J.' kMin. whether that
wrould make bim the bero ot New urleau.?"
A little hasty, Messrs. IJitt & Bowta.
Can anything be more appropriate for the
name of the oldest paper in a county.honor
ed with its official publication, and enjoying
much the widest circulation it it, than that of
(he county itself! Instead of being merely a
local sheet, circulating almost exclusively in
one neighborhood, and completely overshad
owed by half a dozen older papers in the cen
ter which circulated in every quarter, the
CaaomcLS has become the best sustained and
official paper of the county, and is issued from
he seal of justice itself. Obviously, to shut
ourselves up against our own county, and go
abroad to the world as only a town paper,
when our patronage extends over lne whole
county, would be ungrateful, would be folly,
and a "gross misnomer." There are good
reasons for retaining our old title and name
of town. There is a "Lewisburg Chronicle"
in Virginia, which has troubled us somewhat.
and there are divers Lewisburg towns and
Union counties : oth the names fix our loca
tion definitely, are appropriate, aud we are
sure in no sense "misnomers." This is an
age of expansion and progress, fn which we
desire to participate. Would the I'rest have
A peat up Ltwumi-KS contract our powers,
n beo all broad Lmu Coustv is our."
t write for and to reap in ? As to the "Gen.
Jackson" supposition, we modestly decline
hazarding an opinion, as il is hardly relevant
to the subject!
The XiUionaJ Vedette, of Jersey Shore, says :
"The editors of the Lew it-burg f AronicJV seem dipnfl
to put their cotcmporarirs to some trouMe. Iiariug
ebaneed the name ot their paiwr. making it so longthat
where an olliee la, like our., only furui.hed with one eaee
of lultc.lt will be impracticable to credit auy article
they may be diepiMed to copy. The I'liM ' huMly M.tr
ad trvirottry ( hmniftf is the name now e.neu to their
beet, and the imif mu-m atwlftned lor the chauire i. that
the addition to the name ui.ke. Lho paper euuirthtuic
less than a hundred Tear. Older, and euabie. them to
boast of hem the oldt palr, ailu one eacrpUou, ou
the West Uiaoxa."
We hope the Editor is usually more accu
rate in his statement of facts. Were he nut
more careful as a Vedette, Gen. Washington
never would have said of him. "Put none but
Mr. Josts on guard to-night." So far from
centennarianism being "the only reason as
Signed for the change," that rfomfl was nut at '
B C i
nil given, (and did not exist.) but we did ad
vert to it as one retult. The reosenf assigned
ere, propriety and interest, as distinctly set
forth in our paper of 6ih inst.,and in the fore.
vjoing paragraph. We are sincerely .sorry
tnt our 'aiionar friend has bet or.e sei nf
Iialic tyjies in H. i Wide-spitiid iooni.a. We I
we could loan him umii-the good
i'u buuiEai . t u w 1111 ins uicacm icauyi'
res, however, he may do us justice: whenever
he honors our sheet with his scissors, he can
credit the "Union Cot.nty Star" with any arti
cle of a county or general nature, while those
relating to the Borough may be attributed to
lne ..i,cw;sburg Chronicle." But, seriously,
mouianurerw in irn m r"""."" wiw-Kpruaru uie
editor of thin parn-r iu particular. But Mr. Warden may
have considered that period in tu exirteuoe of the Clinm
M?, an the lawyer do the Sabbath day a dux nvm. 'C.
CouC, JtanrtUe IMmocraL)
Mr. 8weetmans was called the Indrpendcnt
Frcss, and was not this paper in spirit, name,
ownership, or otherwise except priority in
time. (The Star and the Democrat Doth sur
vived it. The dog it was that died.) The
name is revived over on the Juniata: its soul
is supposed to have gone to Selinsgrove as
witness the following from the Hard Times
I.rwisHUtt'i Chroxkt TbU paper has donned a new
biad." ltmiieht have very properly yet have added
another ft or two, aud called itaelf -'The t'oion t'oun
ty Mar, Lewifburg Chrooicle, aud lofamoim lilack Ke
p'titdiran Abolition lifunifn Apitator." This would not
only have am-wered m a true ihadttifr.n but aim, ax a
it character and principles. We are at a lot-s to see by
what uunatural iN.wer the 4L'nion County btar" has
correct "pmnpectus, setting Mrm in me rrieteot ntyle
ltot.a UIli,rJ wllh the chronicle, when that paper had
J" dwotioued. i.d the whole estabiwhinent has
lieen mov.-d to Middleburjr. The hronirle savs it
bought thi interest in the "Star" from .Mr.Orwijr,. What
had lr. wwi(t to do with the 'Starr" The idea of him
! nw. at this late day, sell. tig bis interests In the 4('nion
I County Star" to the Chrottirle, is perfectly ridiculous!
If the Clironicle is eueh an amateur of the ancient, it
htl better c.t . good "cut' ci Jon.li in the what.', tidi
ly, .ud raice it to it mwt-b.wl. That would be an-
The Editor of the Timet, it may be remem-
bered, refused, last Novate eat the Thanks-
giving Dinner recommended by Gov. 1'acken
the friendly advice we then gave them, in re
lation thereto, we tear was indigestible, as
they have ever since seemed to be in bad hu
mor with everybody, and especially with the
Chronicle. We regret it, yet hope they may
live to see if not to ate" a great many
The intense question as to Mr. Obwig's
right to sell the .Vur, is easily answered : he
was the sole, bona 6de, legal, undisputed, and
undoubted owner and proprietor of it, and as
such had the exclusive right to use or not to
use and to dispose of it, and he did formally
and legally make it over to us as our property
at our cost and risk. The material on which
it was once printed may be in Middlebnrg, in
Jericho, or in the type-metal pot again, with
out allecting the paper itself. Some type.once
. ,Bt,ini m ik.
- r"""S " u,h contained in the
Qfowitfc nuw employed in disseminating
. ., , . ' '
dreadlul Dutch democracy up in Centre
the CVronicfe "still lives." Our
press was once run by Packer, Barrett i
are t0 execute the Keystone at Harrisburg,
but we are by no means a Duuglasite. The
(vpe ,his ;s priuIeii wilh ersl gave W0,JS t0
"he l'hilada.efce-, nevenheless,
Kio & Baihb still gel along with that inter-
esting sheet. I he lima might gel type Irora
(;BKr.lF,,,7t'iune,and a press from the Tract
sc,e,y- b" ,huse would r'ot
De reai Democratic paper unless the reform
extended to the fcdilors also. TheLerfi'er was
once burnt clean out, and changes its dress
twice a year or oftener. Types, presses, and
all the appurtenances, and material fixtures
may change a hundred times do change in
various ways, compulsorily and voluntarily
without affecting the ownership or the identity
f a newspaper. The simple "good will" of a
, , -.
journal. Without 8 dollars Worth of Ylilble
SUDstance, is itseli onen a valuable property.
"Who takes me tvne. steals trash
Twa mine, 'tiii hi. and may be pi to thousands,
ltut he who tries to hlch MT soon Kami
Oin't dt it ariotaat my ttKuV' t?hak.pcare improved.)
The various Star owners did, to our know
ledge, twice renew its type and press; it was
frequently sold, and endured manifold tribu
lations ; a hiatxu (long or short) occurred in
its appearance more than once ; its title was
several limes altered if not amended. and yet
the War its name, good-will and subscription
list, "be the same more or less" came to us
legally, fairly .above board, without any "slight
of hand" or other sort of "flat burglary"' all
cavils and surmises to the contrary notwith
standing. That Jonahie prescription we hold under
advisement, until we know whether the Timet
men believe the Book from whence their ori
ginal idea is derived ! If they do, we shall
then consider whether to be most flattered by
the "soft impeachment" of the Timet or of the
"The editors of the Chronleln liooeht tha stablih
ment, or rattier the name of the Ptar, from some one,
and adding it to the chronicle, now claim to publieb a
paer of remarkable antiquity. This rsue has caused
cou.iderable merrimeut among the editorial fraternity,
at the expense of the ambitious publishers who aspire to
the honors usually accorded to advanced ace. Tha
Chronicle is still a stripling, notwithstanding it has put
on a gray wig. It is, hiiwe.ee, in some of it. features, a
very good paper, notwithstanding iusubservieuce to iU
party is rather slatii-h." .noury'u'Ue (Lxipton.
We alwayt find something in the Uazette to
smile over, and are happy to have returned
someibing of the same healthy and cheering
nature. Renewed in our youth also by a
stroke of friend Voi-stonss's pen, we yet
hardly know how to credit his decision that
we are "rather slavish." Too much indepen
dence in all things, is generally attributed to
us by our best supporters. All sorts of sla
very we really disdain, while decision and
self-responsibility we admire and try to prac
tice. Certainly, we do not condemn the lead
ing acts of our party and still sustain it, as
one very clever freeman does !
Our nearest neighbor, up the river, seems
to take must to heart our "improvement," and
-.bows it thus :
' "A Novel li lt. flur friend Wordcti. in his anxiety to
he re.eroWc. has added the I t tonaly Mr (which
. . .., ........ timel to the name of hi. na-
i na. we. ' - " - .... .-i - -
I per. and now claims to out rank the MMmian in tlie
t I ou-nher of years as a paper. He also lays claim to Th.
I a.m. established in mminourg. in leu. oy ...ire.
keuuedy whose history be cannot trace which has
l-e. ncii-u.no. for more than a quarterof a century.
Thi is certainly a novel idesand none hut a genius would
think of robbing us of our jrsy hairs iu this manner.
Mr. Wordea is welcome to ail the laurels he can gain in
this way, aud it he can make bis readers believe his pa-
per now extends back to 1MI Uiey are mora verdant
. , aL- ..e.llt. nMaL.te n.tmHl "1 ha M illlMMr
a was v.tabli.liad ui 1Mb, aud ha. been published reg
uisrly every einee; and if tha f.nmicis oan, by any
elutht of hand, date back farther Uiea that, aw Aups so
We fondly expected, instead of this rebnff,
the compliments of T4e Miltonian tot imita
ting their amiable weakness in the innocent
a-js?m'3t ti iiov-UEg ol one Jorjevi:jr.
.UaSSI kaT fiv-f.. Ian. T w saw w i-sisrs " vsw -
LEWISBURG, UNION CO., FA., FRIDAY,
Putting on airs fur its age, is one of the annual
accomplishme nlsof that paper. It every week
parades the fact, " Eitablirhed by den. Henry
Frick, in 1S16." The. card on its business
envelopes claims for it the fame of "the
largest,oVA-,and best circulated paper" in its
county. Nuw, with such a challenge staring
us constantly in the face, is it any wonder
that we yearned for the honors becoming to
years 1 Verily, the Miltonian is the last paper
to chide us on that score.
Our young friends Fair & Firjta; should
be reminded that TAe Union assisted to bring
The Miltonian into existence. In a No. of the
Union before us, dated New Berlin, June 2!,
1810, we find the following advertisement:
Of a Weekly Newspaper,
7b be Jtpliifiai, at Mdton, XoriAumbartatui OmHtj,Pmn-
rHOFOSAU of this nature, it is presoraed, should con
vey some information resiwctiua; the court of conduct
wbtrh the Editor d-signs to pursue in conducting tlie
press: reason, and fceucral usafe, aeem to miuire this ;
and a general outline U acrordinjcly presented to the
public, v.hh-h will not be abandoned by -Iht Mt totium,'
or tlieeubriU;rswiil,very rot rly .abandon its supi-ort.
In uatitmal iuctions the principle pursued will be
thoe consecrated by the valour aud sitlteriucs of our
revolution, auuounced by its statesmen in the leclara
lion of tudei-i ndcncv and the Federal Constitution, and
rUriou-ly defended in the recent conflict with foreijin
agression. Opportunity shall bealforded all arties to
discuriS in a decent aud liberal manner attain of a public
nature, and of truei-a! interest, avoiding peroual attack
as well as acrimony of language.
I Ac Ji'Jtvttian,' will never be the ortzan of sertvt mat
Ice, the disturber of donienie eace.ar the inntrunientof
social discord. V) here the merit, quallticatiuuJ, or acta
ot public men, in iai-ortant 4iieUnft, may require ob
servation, it shall be conducted with fairness and candor.
The diffusion of early and correct intelligE-nee, domes
tic and foreign, promouon of the agricultural aud man
utactunutt interests, shall receive anxious and unremit
ted attention; tocutomunK-ate Ilie progress of M-ieuee,
of trade and iutercuuree, of useful arts and doraetiticiiu
provenientor discoveries on the ereat aud opening re
Kurceof our country, ehaU be oousidertd an uoiporLaut
V ith renpeet to local convenience, th paper will pre
sent preat advantaeea as an advertiser to that populous,
thriving and wealthy section of the country where it is
contemplated to be established; and condorted fairly
and liberallv, preserving peace nd resctiii(C private
happiness, the Kditor hopes be will be abie to render it
valuable, t'pon these Uruu, he presents TheMiitoui-
n for pubiw patrouas. Henry i?"rick.
TERMS OF rUBUCATlO
The terms of the Miltonian, will be '2 dollars per an
num to be sid within the year.
No subscription rec-iTcd for less than six months
and no paper will lie ditcontinued until arrearages aro
paid oil. except at the discretion of tbe Kditor.
Adlertisetm-ut. will lie limerti-d at the usual rati.
All letters to tbe hdilor re.(i-ting tbe e.Ubli.hinent
muMt be st-paid,or they will be charged to the petMin
sending tbe same.
Ihe paer will he published on such dsy as will most
conveniently nuit the mails.
Tlie hstaltihni-nt will be provided with the necessary
materials for jot.bing of every description.
N. U. tientlenien holding sulm-ription papers will
pt-ae make a return of them by the 4th of July next
to William Sanderson at .Milton John Frick, at or
thumberlaud, ur John L. Finney, at Suubury. It b in-u-nded
to commence the publication as soon as 3im Sub;
acrioers sr. returned.
This fixes the issue of the Miltonian two
years and a half after that of the Union. But
we cheerfully bear testimony to the fact, that,
for 43 years, the former paper has been issued
with much regularity, and has lived well up
tolls Prospectus. Locally it has been a use
ful and faithful journal, through all changes
of party, and has not often been allowed to be
an organ of abuse and vituperation. Politi
cally, it tlill believes in the Declaration of In
dependence. It has most of the time been in
the family of its founder. It has only once
changed its name to our knowledge. The
WeeJily Miltonian it was which abused Lewis
burg and its people as vilely as it knew how,
and denounced "Union county a potato patch,
soon to become bankrupt ;" but lhal was not
under either of its present editors. In unbro
kennefs of issue, punctuality, and fair print,
it has surpassed most or all of its cotcmpora
ries on this side of the river, and generally in
this region. Success to it and its editors !
"Tbe Chronicle, which is a paper of influence, abound
ing in i--icy article, and general intelligence, ha been
in search of the time of it. birth, and. notwithstanding
the many mutations of proprietors, has leen able to
trace publications as far back as 1S14. Truly, a vet
eran iu the service I liut It grants the Liftrntitig tei
rehv tlie respect due to age, and the 'maternity ol lb.
typo scribes." Allow us to doll our cAupeuu." tiyi
ing Gastue (Clark A liinuiss.)
"Messrs. Voipe A Cosur urs, of the Twlshurg Chron
icle, having purchased the good-will of the t'nion Coun
ty .Ntoc. have rhauged the name of their pnoer. It is
now 'nioa Ivuay .Vjr iimi Lr.wut-arg tromce. Tint
Chronicle is a good paper, and we are glsd to know that
it Is well patronised." .Vumy i.uaiiiMiiy(41.LJ.l'AlSTka.)
This will do. There is an attraction in a
"good old age," even among newspapers, and
some prnit too, for Ihey command patronage
if conducted with ordinary energy and tact.
Thus Mr. Hetbich of Easton was recently
claiming lhal (although under several names
and parties) he had issued substantially the
same paper for some thirty years.
The rf daily paper in the United Statct we
believe is ycl continued, and dates lo 1710
albeit there are several big "gaps" in tracing
backwards.which a critic might object to. The
Philadelphia VArt was first issued, weekly,
by one Dunlap, then bya Claypoole, became
a Daily Adccrtier,iiai within our memory was
published by Zachariah Poulson. "Poulson's"
was next merged in the United Statet Gazelle,
and tbe A'orM American joined that. So the
huge daily AurM American and V. S. Cmxmtte,
now before us Vol. LXXXIX. No. 24,146
has entirely dropped the names "Philadelph
ia," "Packet," "Poulson," and "Daily Advertiser," and
bears only that or tbe Continent and Nation wherein it
circulates and is known. IU multitudinous changes of
owners, names, types and materials, have not deprived
it of the honor and influence doe it in its 001b year.
Probably lAe ofoVjf JHfper ta lAc worfct is the English
weekly, eallod"7A Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mfr.
cary," started in 1095, and now thriving in the mature
glories of lot years decidedly ahead of the jYiUoniow,
and even of the Sar Cknmide- We have two No's,
of this paper on our table. It has doubtless swallowed
up scores of eotemporaries, and bad numerous changes
ot titles, publishers and materials, aud yet is alive and
flourishing a fortune to its owners.
The brethren'' editorial having pretty moch all
had their say, we drop the subject with the remark that,
after all, the proverb is true of journals as of men
"Wisdom is tbe gray hair to man, and an unspotted
life is old age." W ho, then, conducts his sheet with the
most sense and honesty who steadiest combats error
and advances truth is the best and most venerable.
A mong oar patrons, also, it is evident that there are
"many men of many minds." We give a synopjs of
some of the comments of tbe yeomanry" and others :
Hllad to See yon 'n tM rnum-saving business.'-
"Sever expecL-iJ le lire to see you descend to the sa
ving of the Union.'""! want one more din at the .Sutr.''
"Happy to have the old clear Har lisH again.- "Less
SC-tiuwi titan a.merly., 'Very pretty head twoheads
are better than one, any day," (without adding the in
vidious qualincaUon suBfestue of tews! or of. u.)-
"Your Nationalism extends s far as Union county,
anyhow." "Glad In see that the Star and the CAmaiae
have buried the hatchet, and mads friends." "Suppose
yon and all those Sar chaps settled HP old scores, and
passed receipts."-" : W J0"'" remember tha there
are soma people and quite a neck o' woods all round !.
bburg. Many of the best patrons in and ahtut e- borough
would nave ehosea the eld baed, "clear and simple,"
bat those in the country and abroad prabr a more liber
al and oomprsh.nive title, there is "some thine, in a
name," and whil. our field is somewhat mere extended,
we shall not be any the less solicitous w the proeer.ty
Ml blffcrrnl Virus sr the slavery Question,
Br J.MKS AlKM.
If the people want slavery, so let them decide
The Ualters all snvreigua must lie ;
And irtliry don't want it, they'll strip off its bide
By "adverse legislation," you see.
The Dred Scott decision puts that thing to rest,
For niggers are property, sure :
And everywhere, always, a man holds his own
As king as our law. .hall endure.
No more nf your humbug 1 Just give us a law
To sanction Judge Taney's decree :
And then, when our niggers we tote to the West,
No scoundrel can hint that they're free.
We hold, with our fathers, sll slavery's a wrong,
tate laws have upheld it, we know ;
But keep your own nuisance within your own bounds,
Not a hair's. breadth beyoud shall it got
All stavery's a wrong we agree with you there,
Our motto Is "war to the knife!"
The wrath of that goblin Ih.union we'd dare
Co that slavery talis in the strife.
Old Lisx lil'sxra CoxsixrATirgs.
Behol'l, ye fanatics, the ground where we stand :
Of this whole slavery question we're shy
Like the grave, prudent ostrich, onr heads in the sand,
Wx see no dark clouds in the sky !
VISIT 10 TBE F.UiUElM' IIK.n M IIOOL.
We last week visited tha 1'eDnsjlvania
Agricultural College. The Manager, Mr.
Waring, and bis assistant, Mr. Gilliland,
bad tbe kindness to show ns over tbe most
attractive parts of the farm, wbicb contains
400 acres, all in one field, and upon wbicb
great deal of labor bas already been per
formed. Tbe nursery contains innumera
ble trees, shrubbery, &e., from different
parts of tbe globe. Tbe; are planted in
families. Mr. Waring pointed out to us
GO different kinds of willow trees, and this
novelty will be found among all tbe trees
and shrubbery on tho farm, some to tbe
number of 10, 20, CO, 100 and perhaps
200 different kinds. The wheat fluid con
tains 100 different kinds of wbeat what
a feast for the eyes of farmers ! Tbis is
also tbe case with other kinds of grain.
Seeds are . brought from all parts of tbe
world, for tbe sake of experimenting, so
that farmers may learn wbicb kinds are
the best suited to our soil, and wbicb are
the most productive. Persons desiring
any of tbe different varieties of tbe pro
duets of this model farm, such as orna
mental or fruit trees, shrubbery, seeds, or
grain, ean in time get them at tbe Insti
tution. Tlie barn tA wotkmkof belong
ing to tbe college, have a great many ob
jects of interest. Tbe main building is
only about one-third completed ; it is five
Btories high, built of stone, and makes a
very imposing appcarauce. We were eon
ducted through tbe post-office, library, and
reading-room, tbe latter containing news
papers from all sections of tbe State, for
tbe benefit of students. The philosophical
apparatus is complete. The institution
numbers 103 students. A more contented
and happy looking set we never saw, and
we full as though wa could always be
among them. Students are required to
labor on the farm three hours each day,
which they do in classes ; whilst there, out
sot were engaged in planting beans, ano
ther at harrowing, others plowing, ic.;
and Mr. Waring assures us that they are
always ready and willing to perform tbe
labor assigned them, and do it oheerfully.
Tbis speaks well for them, and is a promi
sing omen. Mr. Whitman is l'rofcssor of
Natural Sciences, and wo feci assured that
tbis important station is filled by the right
man. Every farmer in the State should
visit the Agricultural Coll. All ara wel
come, and have the privilege of going over
the farm and through the buildings, but
can not expect to bave any of those con
nected with the management go with
them, as tbe number of visitors is too
great, and it would require all their time.
We hope tbe institution will go on, as
the commencement bids fair to make it all
its friends could desire. Aaroiuburj Jicr-
A relorr. San, Tailor f a Sklie Cknit.
For whites to preside over colored con
gregations, is very common. Hut a gen
tleman of Mississippi, who was formerly a
resident of Giles county, in Tennessee,
bas furnished the following statement, for
tbe truth of which he vouehes to the
Quul A'mnc ;
"On Lynn Creek, Giles county, Ten
nessee, there is a haptist chursb, suppor
ted by a number of wealthy communicants
of that persuasion, who, for several years
past, bave had fur their regular pastor a
man, black as the ace of spades, known as
'Bently's Old George,' belonging to the
estate of one Matthew Bently, deceased.
George is said to be a most excellent man,
and good preacher. Some time ago be
had a publie discussion, lasting four days,
with a white preacher, on tbe subject of
baptism, front-which the white man was
said to coma off 'seoond best' The
Church wants to buy George, bnt be is
unwilling to be sold out of bis master's
family, and is, witbal, a regular 'pro slave
ry parson.' George is the 'preacher in
charge' of a large congregation, nearly
all of whom ara slave holders, and who
pay him a salary of $000 or 5700 fur bis
Tbis is a new story, but may be true.
Some years ago, one of tbe moot noted
clergymen in Vermont was Lemuel
Haykes, a colored man, who was a long
time the respected and useful pastor of a
CoDgregational charcb, almost if not ex.
clusively of whites, in tbat State. lie
had famous debate witb a Uuiversalist
preacher, and bis life was tbe subject of
a pub'iration. ws think ia book form.
JUNE 3, 1859.
THE SARDINIAN CONTEST.
"Vow tell us a.1 about thr war
And what they kill each other for."
It is generally vain to attempt to say
who is in the wrong iu disputes between
great powers. Too often, if not always,
it is bad ambition, avarice, or revenge,
that prompts one or both parties (no
matter what reason or exi-uie they may
give.) Austria and France bave bad a
great many bard battles, in times lung
past. Italy, for many hundreds of years,
bas been drenched in human blood a fa
vorite field for many combatants, as His
tory tells. At present, both Napoleon of
France and Francis Joseph of Austria
want to get tbe upper hand of the northern
part of Italy, and olu grudges raukle in
their bosom?, and in many of their sub
jects also. Who is most to be blamtd,we
do not judge, but thousands and probably
millions of innocent men, women and
children, may suffer the most agooiiing
terrors, pains and woes. Vet
"War is a game, which, were their subj -its wise,
Kings would not play ml."
We bupe there may be common sense,
honor, aud virtue, enough, in America, to
keep us out of tbe seething caldron of wo
and carnage, and wa should be thankful
to God (hit our lives are in such secure
places. England and Switxerland also
seem determined to preserve an armed
But a gigantic war in Europe seems to
be a solemn fact, and most of us will, per
haps, for mouths to come, be engagvd in
reading tbe details of tbe eon test. A
confusion of ideas may be prevented with
some, by giving a correet notion of the
eouutries engaged in tha war. France
and Austria are pretty well, but SarJiuia
is not so well, understood. Iu th war
news, the names of "Sardinia" and "Pied
mont," ara iudiseriuiiuately used : tbey
are two names for tha same eouutry. It
ia most called I'ieduiont, from one of iu
principal provinces, or divisions, of that
name. Sardinia ia located in the northern
part of Italy, and is separated from France
by a high range of mountains, among the
most oelebrated in tba world, known as
tha Alps. Franea is to tbe west of Sar
dinia ; on tha east ia Lombardy, that part
of Italy forming a province of tbe Aus
trian empire. The river Tioioo, wbieb
th Austrian troops crossed, fluffs between
Lombardy and Sardinia. Turin ia the
capital city of tha latter eouutry. Tus
cany, Modena, Parma, Lucca, &0-, are all
small countries in Italy lying south of
Sardinia and Lombardy, which, though
not directly under supremacy of Austria,
bava been governed indirectly by her,
through ber great military influence.
Tho followiug is a rough diagram of tbe
position of the contending armies, as de
scribed in the London Time.
Suppose tbe above to represent Sardin
ia. Tba Austrians have entered its nor
theast portion, and, so far, bave encounter
ed no real opposition ; but they approach
the two lines wbicb the Sardinians bav
fortified tbe river Dora, running north
and south, and tbe river l'o, rousing east
and west. Tbe two line at right angles
to each other, may be supposed to meet at
Turin, the Itoyal City, which the Aus
trians hope to capture. It is evident tbat
tbey ean not proceed westward, to break
through th line of the river Dora, with
out leaving their left flank exposed to at
tack by the line of tbe river Po. Nor can
they proceed southward, to break tbrongb
the lino of the river Po, without lufiiog
their right flank exposed to assault by tbo
line of the river Dura. Tho ouly alterna
tive is to divide their force and assail both
line simultaneously ; but this involves
the necessity of wcakeniug their strength
by dividing it. The French, meantime,
ara marching in to the aid of the Sardin
ians, by tbe two dotted lines. Those who
have come by sea are landing at Genoa,
and pushing np to reinforce tbe line on
the Po. Those who have come over the
Alps, are pressing forward from Susa to
reinforce the Una on tha Dora. As both
point are connected with Turin by rail
way, tbe transit is easily made, while the
Austrian bav tbe disadvantage of being
in an enemy' country, where roads will
be blocked, briJges burnt, fields flooded,
and everything done to retard Ihcni. It
looks somewhat as if tbe easy viotor.es
which have given tbe Austriaus control of
a quarter of the kingdom, were only a tiap
to calcb them between two lints of truope,
and crush them.
fdrNew York and Philadelphia are
talking of doiog a yery sensible act the
preparation of Pisulic Driukiog Hy drants,
all throngh the cities, so tbat tbe thirsty
can at any time get driuk, and thus
avoid tha necessity and excuse of euturiug
the vile drinking bouses. A supply for
dogs nuuld also be beneficial.
CIIRONICLE-Establisiied, 18 13-Wuoi.e No., T50.
1 Sunny scholar's lira r " "he ValT.I.
" j jirtt step was a walk to tbe sea
shore one Sabbath day."
So wrote Stani-ficld Itutter, as be lay
in an English jail, last summer, under
sentence of death. In bis boyhood, be
was a Sunday school scholar ; but, having
put away tbe instructions of his Sunday
school, be entered on a career wbicb end
ed in tbe crime of murder and a felon s
destb. Only think of it a Sabbath school
scholar bung !
It is not often tbat Sunday school schol
ars beeome great criminals. Tbe good
influence of the Suoday school keeps near
ly all of them from falling into crime.
But, wben on of them does sa fall, it is
well to ssk bow it happened.
Stantficld Rutter said hi first step was
lo take a pleasure walk on tbe Sabbath 1
Tbat is, he began bis wicked career by
breaking tbe Sabbath. As be walked
along the saudy beach on tbat sunny Sab
bath da;, laughing with bis gay compan
ions in sin, do you suppose he thought he
bad entered the real to the gallows?
Nut he. Ue says, in bis letter about bis
life, that be fit Lad, because be knew he
waa doing wrong. But be bad no idea
tbat he had started on a journey to the
scaffold. Yet, it was really so. That Sab
bath walk was his first step in the read to
Boy and girls, beware of these first
strjtsl If you doa't begin to do wrong,
you are safe ; but wben you once form the
habit of doing what makes you feel guil
ty, or "bad," as yoa call it, tber is n
safety for yoa. tied makes you fed Lad
when you do wrong, fur the same reason
tbat h makes fir paia yoa when you
put your band iuto it. If lire did not
causa yoa pain, you might get your
head burned off without knowing it;
but tha pain make you pull it away
right quickly. So, doing wrong makes
you feel bad tbat yoa may stop doing
it before it rains yoa. Do yoa under
stand? Tet, sir! Very well. Then
mind what I say. Don't legin to do
wrong. Bewara of tbe first step. It is
that which ruin yoa. S. S. Advocate.
The McYtlas ef Ike Waters wf and Kit,
bit , Weuswaaaw, swxwtxb.
rSuag by Mr Keene, a ta. Grand Canal Cletiration,
and dedicated to livwiu t'Untoa, overaarr vf Stm
lurk. Copjrie'Ul aveured, Nov. i, IxA. j
Am: " rAerv ss sarf m ns nude xenrla aauVs as sexfet."
1. Let tha day b. ever pemembered with prate
That bebvid the proud liudaea tu Kti. allied :
l, the last aand of Time from bis glass shall descend
Ere a niuon, so fruitful of glory, shall cud.
S. Tet, It is net that Wealth now enriches the scene.
Where th. treasures er Art and of Nature convene ;
Tie not that this union out eonVrs saay nU
O no it is something mere exquisite slill.
3. Tie that Genius has triumphed, and Science prevailed,
Though Prejudice flouted, and Kuvy aiaikd.
It is, that the vessels of slurope saay sea
The progress of suind in a land tbat Is tree.
4. All hail I to a project so vast ami sublime
A bond Out ean never be severed by time;
It unites us stUl closer all jeaJousieo cease;
And vur hearts, like these wasera,are mingled ia peace.
A Bishop ox tbe Carbiagc Abuse.
Tbe Catholio Sentinel contain a letter
from Bishop Tiiuon, of Buffalo, ia rela
tion to a rnle recently promulgated by bim
respecting tbe number of carriage to be
allowed in attendanceupon funerals among
Catholics in th diocese over which be
presides. He says :
"The abuses of funerals, often making
them become a pastime, a pleasant drive ;
tbe frequent desecration of a sacred rite
and duty ; the unchristian scenes at times,
occurring even in the graveyard ; the out
raged feelings of real mourners ; tha wid
ows and tha orphans who, next day, had
no food but what charity supplied, yet
seldom the charity of the Jricmh, who, the
day before, so freely speut their money to
hire twenty or thirty carriages fur the al
most frolic of a funeral ; the tyrranny of
a worse than pagan custom, forcing the
poor man, on pain of being called mean,
to give his last dollar for a carriage, and
leave bis family next day without bread ;
the uubonorcd grave of tbe dead, unmark
ed for months or years even by a eroM,
after all tbis friendly display ; all this,
and more, occasionally scandalizing the
faithful, and exciting tbe scoffs and ridi
cule of others, bavo lung called for an ef
Birds Protected by Law. We again
call the attention ef sportsmen lo a law
enacted by the last Legislature fur the pro
lection of birds, which makes it nnlawful
for any person within this Commonwealth
to shoot, kill or in any way trap or destroy
any blue-bird, swallow, martin or other
insectiverons bird, at any season of the
year, nnder tha penalty of two dollars.
Wa hope tha law will be enforced against
IV-t mv not the birds!
Tl-y're I he lara-ier. best friends
Foe tlie little they .poll
Tuey make ample aaeeasls.
gom. trutt they w ill enl
Uul grudge iheax it not;
For the good they do
frhouki not be loigot.
Th- t keep down the insects.
Hie, rapid increase
Wi.i.l injur, our harve-ta
110 harvests would
With their songs tbey amuse
liur wearisome hours.
Act their presence enlivens
ihe auaulc.l bowers.
Then foraive their slight bolts;
l uey make .mpl. amende ;
Ant do not forg-t
They're the burner's best friends.
Politeness. Ueury Ward Bueeber
says, ''an impudent elerk can do almost
a much injury to bis store as tbe neglect
of th proprietor to advertise bis goods."
Two undoubted aad significant fects, which
every one interested will plea bear in
American Tract Society.
The American Tract Society csmmene.
ed its Thirty Fourth annual meeting ia
New York, May 11. The room was
crowded by life members mostly from tho
city. Tb officers of the present year wera
! re-e;tCted. All attempts to get an ex r res-
s;on 0f tBS Society against the African
Slave trade, were hooted, hissed, and voted
down. It was alleged that tract on this
subject eould not be circulated at tbo
South; tbat discussions of these "abstract
questions could result in no good to tha
Society ; that, if the Society expressed it
opinion on tb African Slave trade this
year, next year it might be called on to
express so opinion on the question of Sla
very in the Territories, &e. On tbe other
hand, it was said that the Society treated
the question of Slavery very differently
from others ; tbat it bad refused to pub
lish tracts sgainst Slavery, oi tbe vices re
sulting from Slaverv, and it now refuted
to publish any against the African Slavs
trade, a great wickedness which tbe gov
ernment of the United States bas for fifty
years branded a piracy ; while it ittutd
tract against Intemperance, Dancing, lad
the us of Tobacco.
From the remarks of Rev. Dr. Bacon,
w extract the following :
"We should use a little moral sense,
litt'.e eoninion sense, and walk right thro'
tbe cobweb mc.hes of such speeches as
tbss. You doubtless remember tbe word
of Him who said, 'V who biud heavy bur
dens, grievous to be borne, and lay them
upon other men s snouioers, yei win no.
touch them witb one of your fingers.' Sir,
is there any member of tbe Executiva
Committee of this Tract Society, just re
elected, on whose table sparkles the red
wine J J know there is ! Cheers, crie
of "Good'' and hisses. Is there any mem
ber of that Executive Committee whosa
parlor echo to the feet of tbe merry dan
cers? liuoio tlureis! Mora cries of
Good, cheers, and hissea Is there any
who uses tobacco 7 Sir, 1 have just vers
it pasiinj among them on this platform.
Cheers Tet hera we ara binding tbeso
burden about dancing, lubacco, and trine
drinking, and laying them on men's shoul
ders, when our shoulders do not bear tba
least part of that burden. Is it not time
to have don with such tom-foolcry a
tbat, and address ourselves to the weight
ier mattersof the law,sueh asrighteousnessi
great cheering, mercy, renewed cheer
ing, and truth 1 Sir, I have beard to
day, as I heard a year ago, what I consider
slanders upon the South ; and though a
refutation of them baa been given hero
to-day, itill, I must speak of what I know.
A few year ago I bad a friend at tbo
South a son ; in fact, one of th 'little
liaeons' who spent soma time ia Near
Orleans. It waa at th time wben that
fclebrated work, a 'South Side View of
Slavery,' wa issued by this Publishing
Committee. He went on a pilgrimage to
tbe book (tores of New Orleans to see if
it eould be found. It wa not there ; bat
wherever he went, be found 'Uncle Tom
Cabin.'" Immense applaus.
Mr. Bacon then charged upon tbe Soci
ety and Exeoutiva Committee that they
had been faithlasa in regard lo tb South,
and tbat tbe statements in relation to tha
lack of Anti-Slavery feeling at the South
wera in fact slanders upon tb best por
tion of tb Southern Slates. Daring this
portion of hi remarks, Mr. Bacon was in
terrupted and almost silenced by continual
hisses, cries of "Question," "Older," wills
shout of "Go on," "Go on."
After, on motion of Rev. Dr. Spring
(fearing tbey had gone a clep too far,) tho
Cotton party tbat wa present passed a
resolution, disclaiming any fritndskip for
the slave trade, although refusing to say
anything against that littl peccadillo,
which tbey regard a unworthy the Belie
of a "great national aociety of evangelical
Christians." Such gigantic sin as To
bacco, Dancing, and Wine, are worthy of
their batteries, but not Slavery and tbo
catalogue of crimes it includes 1
Slavery destroyed th Whig party,
tb American party, acd bids fair to de
stroy th Demccratie pnrty. It has sepa
rated nearly every Christian denomination,
and many national benevolent operations,
and will probably rend .under the I'.
S. Traet Soeiely also. Everything and
every man mottt bend to Slavery, er bo
mam while it pursue it own secret or
open plans !
Ahead. The Opposition are ahead of
th Democracy, in Kentucky, on th Sla
very question. Hell, the Opposition can
didate for Governor, goes for a Federal
Slave Cude, for the protection of slavery
in tbe Territories even if the people of
the Territories are opposed to it. Magof
Gn, tbe Democratic candidate, is iytd
to Congressional intcrvcntiii,fir or .ijraiust
slavery, iu tbo Territories. Our reader,
will perceive tbat the pro.-pects of a union
between the n.-pub:icau.sa'idS.iu'UeinOp-position,
in 1'0, is remarkably brilhaut !
Slavery in Cuba. A correspondent
of the New Orleaus Delta, was a witues
to tbe will of an African negro woiuiii,
uearly uiuety years of ae, bo waa at
least thirty-five years old when she was
taken from Afiiea, and brought to Cuba.
She bequeathed to her c'lilJren ant
grand children property equal to$JJ,00l,
and a piece of ground on tbe shore near
tbe viilago of lie.;!, which wiil be wor'.U
as muwh uiote ia i jcaia.