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0rFICKon Market iiiurr. n .nh nii..rArnI rtorry
WornVn i l ornrllw.
From another Pike's Peak Pilgrim.
fBoth of cor pmmlm-J i'ikr a Teak coiwpondentu are
M yet unheard ftvm ly u mm linjm i jjrwperiu-j it
tnay be are too buy cortljnc np tin goM to pain tinin to
Writ. ButtLwr placr is wi-II ?upli-d by a Kentleiuan,
formerly of U.ia Itoroapti. who writ ww- racy
mud we donU not trntUtul letter to an old friend liere,
who ha kindly furiiiotii-d it for the beoelil of U reader.
bf th BlAR L CukOMCLE-J KruiToa. .
r.rr; KiTra, Ntm v rnttff I j
t !'; IVak, Jny I's S5tt. j
!". . Ria Xic .! ir,t mmn fire and Ian-!
tern, my loaf of bread for to-morrow being
baked, and the other men on the watch having
started on the round in the darlc to keep the ,
Pawnees from the horses, I merely say for the
present, seated on Ihe ground, with provisiou
box for desk, how d'you do away back there
in Sluwmoliondom (pardon that) Hrickhouse
dum I mean with ynur comforts and your
kindred and your bridges and your churches
and your civilization and fioh beef steaks j
every lnorumg without even cooking it your-
self! But perhaps it would have been better 1
fir the ten tliniiairda of "laM penile" of the j
Western Slates if tliy lia.t Maid at home too, ,
instead of starting lor I'ikc's Peak fold re-(
gious, as I and your old pupil II. in company j
with three oihrrs of our parly, have done. The j
hundreds, always within sight of each other,
How on the Plains, ee a sight that the Cali
fornia trains that passed and still pass over
uever saw. They meet hundreds of wagons
and long lines of men coming back aud pro-1
Bouueiu; it a humbug.
April lllh, we left Sterling, Illinois. With-!
nt an infiilont .r.nl W3itinr slollohs and
..., , aiw ,
rieera," and now and then a cnase altera.
.i. ii n. ..a TI..W.I.
accent) with its Amsterdam built houses and
cords of wooden shoe, and 3,000 inhabitants
and 3,000 more Hollanders settling around iu
We spent a m.intli in crossing Iowa, where,
after purchasing our ouuit, we left for "the
mines" before any more returning pilgrims
should meet us. At Omaha, just opposite
the Bluffs," Ihe newly appointed Governor,
Sam Black of Penu'a.gave me a letter to C-n.
Lane for general uxc. It is a beautiful spot
Omaha. From the dome of the Capitol, you
can see Florence above, "The Bluffs" of some
3,000 inhabitants opposite, and then there
were thousands in wagons and tents camped
all around for miles. While camping in a
ravine there, iustead of frightening even the
most timid, no one could have helped laugh
ing at midnight at the howling songs of the
Pawnees camped in ravines around and above
ns. There was a requiem mournfulness
about it, but the 300 tented emigrants all
laughed. The filthy habits of these "Braves"
aad "Hiawathas" they bad not read of, had
dimished their respect fur the Pawnee abor
iginees at least
May 11th, we left Omaha. The first day
out, hand carls and wagons by dozens met
the long lines of wagons going west, and at
every meeting inquiries were made. Each
day, the number returning increased, but the
unshaven crowds now pass each other, every
half mile, mostly without a word. Of the 40
men that had camped and nooned and watch
ed horses with us for several days and nights,
tut 7 men with two wagons remain. The
Test have returned. Three of our party of
Sve don't care whether they go on or back.
"One of the three talks dubiously. H. and I
walk him and talk going through into him.
The other two, like familiars of the Inquisi
tion, walk biin and still we trudge on our SO
r 35 miles a day over the vast plain. The
Pawnees sometimes stand in groups and look
on as if they didn't know what to make of it ;
and the sun-burnt throng going east looks
slyly at the wind tanned crowd going west,
as if they felt sold and had lost their tin, and
we would soon feel more so. Yesterda3',afler
hours of silence, a tall fellow, eastward bound,
with his head thr.iugh a Mexicaa blanket, and
a sword cane with the cane lost, stepped from
the ranks and made a Shakespearean sally, a
i Dan Rice, to the Peakward bouud train:
"Un! ye brave, and win laurels yet unwon on
the highest top of Pike's Peak !" Ac. ic. A
laugh and hurfa went over the Plain and over
he Platte, and every Indian in tbe village on
the opposite bluff stood up, bnt the eastward
bound and the westward bound moved on.and
whether the Indians sit down again or not,
we didn't turn around lo see.
The onward bound ore generally not so
greedy fnrgoM as Ihe homeward bound, though
many of the former are returning from neces
sity. The pospects of gold at Pike's Peak
and Cherry Creek are poor at present. What
they may be a mouth or so from Ihis, I may
be able to inform you at Auraria, K. T. In
tiie meantime, write to me there, and if any
citizens of your county are anxious to go to
P.We's Peak, tell them to wait and ihe truth
will soon be out. One Basset. Post Masterat
Auraria, ha, been shot for forging letters that
induced men to saerilice properly. Other
letter writers are threatened. One Curtis (son
of a Nebraska Senator) now oa his way lo the
Peak fur the second time, with two wagon
loads of provisions, threw himself down under
ar wagon where we uooued two days ago.
HnlreJare huutini him to kill hr.n. We
aia of i', in he iiivvi .t,iir.J eWt cae-'
mounted with his 7 inch revolvers gleaming
in his belt u ruler a blue military cloak, and
darted off np the main road with a "good-bye
A hundred loam? and tents are within sight.
Every description of people will be going and
coming, both ways, to-morrow, azain. Many
on their return are penniless, and many pull
; hanj carls, and many go alone with nothing
1 ... . i .
1 but a buutUe. I see old acquaintances almost
i every daj met some from Chester county
j J J J
I this week, and some frura Washington coiinly,
i Pa., are camped nearby. I like this
life for a summer. It is invigorating more
so than teaching Latin ad mplandume, vt wri
ting Ion; winded coonty school Superinten
dent reports of all which literature I see the
last years are the most sensible, terse, and
get-at-able. This I write on the morning
watch, but as it is about day-light, I'll not look
over it, but take out the octave flute and give
the 77 sleepers a roulade or two, then 111 turn
in for half an hour or so.
Yours truly, R.C.R.
Tin II u tin est Mh'm Xuon-Day 1'rnyer-
Jlertinj...Us llotory and Muilc of Cc-
ratio for a Dny...Smmm Street Hop-
tint Church.. .Geo. DiijjlM, Jr...Gcnje
11. Siuati...Jt,hu Vhnmlcrt...Kintjtvn
GuJdurJ. . . Hev. Mr. Car Jen., .and ulliers.
Corre.uoudeuc. of the Star Chronicle
Pm una., May 30, 1S39.
One of the "Institutions" of our city, is the
Noou-Day Prayer Meeting perhaps one of
" known estau.tsnraen.s in
ry, as well as one of the most .nteresttng;
'' your readers generally have not an op-
pnrtunity of attending that meeting, it may
interest them to know something about it.
The Noon-Day Prayer Meeting for Business
Men, was established Nov. 23, l57, and has
never been omitted a single day since, except
on the Sabbath. It is destined to continue
for ever, or, at least, an lung at praytr coiitin
ua lu be netdid. The meeting is conducted
by the Young Men's Christian Association,
and its hour is from 12 to 1 o'clock. The
present place of meeting, is in the Samson
Street Baptist church, a circular edifice which
stands exactly in the centre of Satan's king,
dorn. Perhaps no church in the world has
just such neighbors. It is in the very middle j
of a block which contains two theatres, at .
least a dozen taverns, several gambling hells, j
a horse market, the new "Butler House," a j
few first class stores, and a variety of abomi- j
nations which my pen refuses to put down.
Precisely at twelve, every day, the leader ,
of Ihe day is on his feet, and after singing a
tiymu nora mc correction wnicn nas grown
out of the meelinz, and the reading of the
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P ' "1
ine rules limit earn one to mirr mmmti, ;
which is regulated by a sand glass, and cut
off in lengths by a little spring bell the abom-;
ination of certain long winded gentlemen,:
who, when once on their feet, never dream
that there are any others but listeners around ,
them. Although at first a Utile odd to near ,
the bell interrupt a prayer, one gets accus- "i""'"-""-"-' -r-- ""-"-- "".i
tomed to it, and those who speak or pray without that industry.
soon learn how to condense their remarks But we must stop to-day and finish the rest
and petitions, and the bell is rarely required, j some other lime. Yon have been to the noon
But the most beautiful thing about ihese day meeting; you have heard how they talk
meetings is the elements of which they are i there, and you have seen Ihe men who go
composed. Here, in Christian communion, j there. Do you think there is any danger of
are Episcopalians, Presbyterians of every j such a meeting being given np ! Remember,
name, Baptists, Methodists, Disciples every- j that for a year and a half this meeting has
ihing ! all singing the same song, all uniting ; been what it is now, until the eyes of the world
in the same prayer, and there is but one way J are turned to it, and having reached such a
in which you could even guess to which ! point, in such hands, and with such results to
name any one of them belongs and that is j encourage, and snch promises to claim, there
the different postures in prayer. But, kneel- cau be no such word as fail. And now, good
ing or standing, all eyes centre on one point j bye
and all hearts are around one common mercy "But you were interrupted as you were
seat; and when some petitioner introduces ' going to tell, me who the individual was
the Lord's Prayer, every voice unites. I who told some simple story about a little
One might suppose that such meetings j boy, and then got into a blaze abont Bon
would assume a sameness and a monotony, I day-schools and the important duties of
which would, break np the interest in them j teachers, and their need of tbe prayers of
gradually; but nothing can be further from ! Gjd, people!" True, I had forgotten bc
the truth. While you see many of the same . cause of little account well, that was ("slat
faces every day, and hear many of the same
voice,, aud many things reiterated, there is
always something new, to lead the expecta
tion on and to interest the mind. New facts
are being continually brought to light, and the
Association, like the man behind the wall who
fed the fire, which so surprised Bunyan's Pil
grim, with an activiiy which never tires bring
into the field every available resource from
all quarters. The singleness of purpose exis
ting creates a harmony, and tbat harmony an
energy, against which nothing can prevail.
The first object which meets the eye on go
ing into the house, is the motto " This meet
ing is a psaxawsstT insTiTcrrios," and when
you look around at the large throng gathered
there at high noon, not from idle curiosity,
but humble worshipers and ardent rejoicers,
you feel that the placard speaks the truth.
Go with me one hour to that meeting, my
friend, and I'll show you around. We'll take
our seat here if you please, to the left of the
pulpit, where we can see and hear. Tbe
iron tongue of the Stale House bell tolls off
twelve, and a young man rises at Ihe desk and
announces the opening hymn, which is sung
with a will. There are no silent voices in
all this assemblage.you perceive. The Scrip
ture is read, and although you do not catch
the name of the brother who is called on to
pray, I can tell you by the voice clear, Irf m
bling, and earnest that it is Rev. Geo. Duf
field Jr. he kneels in prayer, although a Pres
byterian. That's bimjusl rising tall, ronud
shouldered, lean-faced, dark-skinned, and with
his long hair as black as jet t not very pre
possessing, you perceive, iu appearance, but
a capital, good man, anJ an active! And
now the meeting is thrown open to all "Mr.
Chairman" you turn quick, for Ihe voice is
just at your car, and you look surprised to see
no one op; look over to ihe other side, the ex
treme side of the honse, and there is the
speaker on his feet. You forget the room is
circular a mere dome and ihe sound, start
ed across there, travels over the vaulted ceil
ing, and comes down the wall directly at youf
ear. Now you see who is talking, and, Mler
J'ott have fot over your surriae, iou at h.a.
Mix months ago, that man carried a revolver
and howie knife, and possibly a slung-shot:
and to-day he is talking of the work to be
done, and what is doing at the Firemen's
Meetings. You see he talks sensibly of reli
gion, for he had a religious mother and went
to Sabbath school once. Several addresses
are delivered and prayers offered, and peti
tions read, and a quick, clear voice arrots
you once more. Who, you ask by your look,
is this nervous, earnest man, who is making
hands and arms and every feature strive to
give vent to the feelings which are trying to
find utterance faster than his glib tongue can
roll them off! There is no namby-pamby
there. The names of the Deity coiue from
his lips as utterances with which he is fami
liar, yet with a reverence which has a heart
in iu That is (ieorge II. Stuart, a merchant
prince every inch a man, and every inch a
Christian; a man whose activity and liber
ality is measured exactly by his strength and
means, both of which are very ample. You
see by his jerked out sentences, and peculiar
inflexions, that he's a true Irishman. There
is just one conclusion about which there can
be no doubt, and I am sure you have formed
it that man feels and means what he says ;
would to God thai all christians did ! He is
not yet in his seat when "Mr. Chairman !"
! nriS through the old dome like a volley of j
musketry, and in a voice which would carry
as far as a Minnie rifle. The man that stands
before you is the Kev. John Chambers, fami
liarly known as "Jack Chambers," and as he
hurls his bold sentences and burning words
at us we almost instinctively dodge lesl in
their wild career one should strike. With
the first utterance, we forget all about Mr.
Stuart's energy and earnestness, hich is mere
driveling before Mr. Chambers, who, though
one of the oldest pastors in the city, is but
about forty or so in appearance; the man's
indomitable spirits keeping him green as a
bay tree. With a bold style of declamation,
and a powerful voice, he always creates a
swell which turns the whole current of the
mcetiug into whatever course he strikes but
ihis is gonerally to the point. Mr. Chambers
is a working man and a full hand at anything.
Hut it is almost one o'clock, and we must
take the rest iu groups. As the hour hand
travels up hill, each man who has auylhing
to say, takes the floor at the first opportunity.
That small man with the shrill voice is King
ston Goddard, of the Episcopal church. Yon
der deliberately spoken gentleman is a dis
tinguished lawyer. Our pale-faced friend
with the love of a neck-tie as white as s'now,
the carefully cultivated forehead, the spark
ling little golden cross in his bosom, the care
fully displayed and beautifully done np wrist
bands and showy sleeve-buttons, and a vuie
hollow and sepulchral, which measures out
in deliberate syllables his volunteered prayer.
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notoriety perhaps placed him on a "bad
eminence." The venerable, quiet, reverend
looking man who talks so affectionately or
Sunday-srhnol children, is Albert Barnes: "a
plain, blunt man," whose Industry and close
.""S. "e .uW.u,...s,,ru .tB.. -i.-
nomiois in nnibra"J
jSwFor the benefit of tboae of oar reader, who may,
like ou revive, denim to rightly proneane. tb. Frtuchi.
finl names by which many of our I'ear. are known, we
copy from tlie taut number of that excellent paper, th.
JtorUcvlUrut, the annexed pleaaant tittle amp of poet
ry. The writer aaka: "What's hi namei Wtat
swer, a good deal, especially if it be spelled ineorreetly.
We know we are right, by experience. Holding Journal.
WHIT'S r A IB AMU tShmiet-ptar.
Bearre de Kuckincbuini 1 Drown Buerrel
M'i. a wonderful jargon, yea eir-ee!
lite to otter, and eramps to spelt,
Putcn, a.uglih, and trench in a Jargonelle!
Doyenne d'Alencon d'llirer grist e
Van Ainu. Irf'ou lecture Unar mvt
lilemi the brant-bee, and save tbe root.
It all that talklug should turn to fruit!
Kleet me kin?, aud I'll make a law,
Entitled "an act for your lower Jaw I"
Syllables two shall uaute a tree,
And the pear shall nerisb that oarrie. three.
Troo'lly then shall onr pyramids grow I
tftraictit and taper, aud full of blow!
Crack, nor caukcr, nor blot, nor bhaht,
rot to louder, nor bog to bile.
Dump and jniey ahall Duchess swelt,
Coral enmsotn the r'. O. belle;
leed chawr-scne shall our Joteeys bear,
And every tfeckel .ball be a pear.
Ficmi.h Beauty shall spread apace,
And Kood ft. siirhael's grow in grane.
The eery Otct shall his limbs unlwi.
And go u beaten Uke an Urbanisle I ,
(iolilvn days for the orchard, sure 1
ll:ip.y inure for the amateur!
V ben atery "Title" shall mean a thing.
And peara are plenty, aud i aia Si.su.
Let it Alose. It is a common asser
tion, iu regard to error, "Let it alouo, it
will die of itself." But such is not the
case. Jivery wrong, every error, mu an
the fulschoods which curse the world, will
exist uutil earnest and fearless men have
nobly labored to refute and destroy tbem.
You might as well sit down in a luruing
bouse and expect tho lire to go out of its
own accord, as for error to expire until
reason arises to combat it. Let every one,
therefore, who has it iu his power to de
stroy an error or establish a truth, put his
hand to tbe work, and labor with all the
zeal and eiier.'T God JUS O.afcifllil US0B
hiiii. .. e
UNION CO., PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1859,
foB THB irT&E CUBOSICLB.
MlS'lt. FDlTom: I haTe in mj p.witfiiioi a Copy of
ail old work rntittnl "Tit FrtmuMfuf Human Llr,"
trnn.lti-d from an Indian MtinUMTipt, written by an
anrient Rrahtnin. It contain many rbnfr tbnuehla.
exproiM-d in a qnaiut mauuer. A f.w arlartinus may
prove entertaining to your reader and here tln-y are.
I'taacnxt KrvTK is.
Pruience. Hear the
orda of I'm-
daneo, give hesd onto ber counsels, and
Btora thoin in thine heart; ber maxims
ar universal, and all t!ie virtues lean up
l'ul a bridle on thy tongue, set a guard
Lefcrt thy lips, lest the words of thine
own mouth destroy thy peace.
Let him that ecolTctu the lame, take
care tbat he halt not himself; whosoever
spaketh of another's failings with pleas
ure, shall hear of his own with bitterness
Of much ppsnking cometh repentance,
bnt in silence there is safety.
A talkative man is -a, nuisance to socie
ty ; the ear it sick of bis babbling, tbe
torrent of his words ovorwhelructh thee.
Boast not of thyself, for it shall bring
contempt apon thee ; neither deride too
ther, for it is dangerous.
A bitter jest is the poison of friend
ship; tnd he that can. not restrain his
tongue, shall have trouble.
Furniah thyself with the proper sccom
modations belonging to thy condition;
yet spend not to the utmost of what thou
hast, that the providence of thy youth
may be a comfort to thy old age.
Let not thy recrcationt be expensive,
lest the pain of purchasing them exceed
the pleasure thou bast in their enjoyment.
Neither let prosperity put out the eyes
of circumspection, nor abundance cut off
the hands of frugality : be that hath too
much, indulgeth in the superGuities of
life, and shall live to lament the want of
From the experience of others, do thou
learn wisdom; and from their failings, do
thou correct thine own halts.
llefuse the favors of a mercenary man ;
they will prove a snare auto thee ; thou
shalt never be quit of the obligation.
The fool is not always unfortunate, nor
the wise man always successful ! yet nev
er had a fool thorough enjovment( never
was a wise man wholly unhappy.
The Lcwulury Chronicle says : "We
submit to our Typo brethren whether it is
exactly fair to puff in advance and adver
tise for circuses, and other straggling vag
abonds, aud, when tbey havo passed away,
traduce them ! Better discourage aud
proscribe them from your columns from
tbe first." You are right, there, Mr.
Chronicle. It is this iudicriminate puf-
gDg ,,! praiaingl on (ho part of the fra-
Iern,t tnat ae.trojs their Value. A
man't favorable word is worth nothing, if
it is at the service of every fifty cent pa
tron of his job office. The same principle ap
plies to advertising. Many editors show
how little they value their advertising space,
by inserting almost .every proffer made
tbem, no matter what relation it bears to
their established rates. Tbcir home pub
lie takes tbem at their own estimate, and
set no value on advertising either. The
editor then blames the publio for doiug
what ha is constantly setting the example
of. Excessive scolding defeats itself, so
does indiscriminate puffiog, and the under
price advertising editor will toon find tbat
hit patrons fancy they are doing him a
great favor to insert their notices, instead
of greatly appreciating the opportunity of
coming before the public. We would to
Heaven that Editors were a little more
self-respecting ! that thoy made th.ir pa
trons understand that they, the subscri
bers and the advertisers, are the obliged
party, not the conductors of tbe paper.
That ia tho fact, and the exercise of a lit
tle good tense and manly independence
will bring it home to the popular appreci
ation. So mole it be.ikranton lltpub-
iccuna. - - -
A Chain of Cold. Edward Everett is
the most elegant rhetorician in America.
Here it a little allegory, taken from one
of his agricultural speeches. It is a liter
ary gem of tbe first water :
"Drop a grain of California gold in the
ground and there it will remain unchanged
lo tho end of time. The clods on which
it . falls aro not more cold aud life
less. Drop a grain of our precious Indi
an corn into tho ground, and, lo ! a mys
tery. In a few days, it softens itswells
it shoots upward it is a living thing. It
is yellow itself, but it sends up an emor.
aid green through tbe soil it expands to
a vigorous atalk revels in tho sunshine
itself more glorious than Solomon in
its broad, fluttering, leafy robes, whose
sound, as tbe weet wind whispers through
them, -falls as pleasautly ou the husband
uiau't car, as the rustle of his sweutboart's
garment ; still towers aloft, spins its ver
dant skeins of vegetable 1W,, displays ils
dancing tassels, surcharged with fertili
zing dust, aud at last ripcus into two or
three ruagnifiiceut batons, v.cU of which
is studded with hundreds of grains of
gold, every eno possessing the same won
" e ' .1 ...i ; I
cry one iustiuct with the same produotive j
uen ii itriifieiiiua oa mu , . , .. ,. ,
Till Waste or Wab. lu the sixteen
years iuterveuiug between 1797 and JS15,
tbe Freuoh army absorbed 4,550,000 men.
The number raided- by conseriptiou for iS-iisile-ji,'s
aattuu. was 471Utl'J itcia.
King Cup and Clover Blotsom.
ST L w. HAJieOS.
A white Clover Blossom modestly lif
ted her head from the green Earth. Her
pale cheek was almost hidden in the long
grass. She was scarcely conscious of ber
own existence, and would have bloomed
nnsecn bat for her fragrant breath, which
filled the air with perfume.
High above her bead, flaunted a bril
liant King Cup. At the winds fluttered
her broad yellow petas to and fro, she
seemed a golden butterfly, and not a flow
er. She did not see the wniie never
blosjom that slept at her feet.
And there was a beautiful brown Bee
tbat the King Cup loved. Her wings
were transparent like silken gauze, aud he
wore a broad glittering band of gold about
his waist. But the Bee eared not for the
A tattling Zephyr came riding by oa
her invisible steed, and she whispered to
the King Cup the cause of the Bee's ne
glect. He loved the unpretending Clo
Then tbe King Cup looked down to her
feet, and behold tbe Clover Blossom slept
her pale check wet with tears, and head
bowed with sadness. She dreamed of the
'Vain, aspiring croatnrt I" cried the
Cup, "what ambitious spirit bas filled thee,
tbat thou darest raiee thy thoughts to him
I have selected T Dost thou think he will
deign to regard thee, thou Daughter of the
Duatf Will he look so low at thou art
while I allure hit eyes 7"
Then tho Clover Blossom timidly looked
up to reply, but her bosom filled with sad
ness, and breathing a prayer of forgive
ness she sank at the feot of the haughty
A musical murmur filled the summer
air. Nearer it came, charraiug the flow
ers, and hushing the Zephyrs to rest it
was the Bee. Round and round the lof
ty King Cup he flew, while she delight
edly listened to tbe musical murmurs.
But they were not for ber. With a has
ty wing he left her, and dropped to the
bosom of the sweet Clover Blossom. And
the proud flower withered and died, hear
ing no voice" safe Ihe sound of the Bee as
he sung the long of affection to the unas
suming but lovely flejwer.
Maiden I Til not tbe proud, the rich,
or the beautiful that win the love of oth
ers ; 'tis the virtuous and the good.
"A Weakness In the Knees."
The Lycoming Gazelle raises the names
of the nominee! of the lGlh of Marah
Convention and tayt :
"We accept the candidates, but repu
diate every ether act of the Convention.
"We put up the namet of the nominees,
because Wt KNOW that John Hove and
Richard ton L. Wriyht at ttrowjly con
demn the d itoryanizimj portion of the pro
ceeding of IGcA of JJjrch Convention,
at ice do ourselves."
These assertion! are simply ridiculous.
"The candidates and every other act of
the Convention" are one and inseparable.
Howe and Wright, in accepting the nomi
nations, accepted every other aot of the
Convention and placed themselves as fair
and square upon the Platform of the Con
vention at Jamea Buchanan placed him
self upon the platform of the Convention
that put him in nomination for the office
be now holds. Rows and Wright are no
longer Rowe and Wright they are the
platform of the Convention that placed
them in nomination, and every vote cast
for them will be an endorsement of tecry
act of tbat Couvtotiou.
If Rowe and Wright ttrongly condemn
the disorganizing portion of tbe proceed
ings of the Convention of tbe lUth March,
why do they not ask to be heard in tht
press of the Democratic party? The
truth is, if they dared to express them
selves as ia asserted by tbe Gazette, the
Buchanan faction would strike them down
with the same bitterness as they ere now
attempting to strike down every indepen
dent Democrat in the State. Wright and
Rowo can not expect to get the votes of
men who can not endorse the platform up
on which they stand. The cowardly
"weakness in the knees" of the cditort of
tbe Gazette, tnd all others like them in
the State, will not be sufficient to crush
out the determined Demoeraej. The
Glolie (tbe only Democratic paper in Hun
A Eappy Old Age.
Mrs, Clarissa Williams, who was 101
years old on the 11th of April, lives in
Oxford, Conn. Up to the 1st of May, she
was about the house, working every day,
as "smart" as mauy younger women.
Between the 1st of February aud the 7th
of March, she knit two pairs of loug stuck
iugs, of yarn .spun by herself sinoo she was
100 years old. Gen. Washington staid
at her father's house one nizht during the
Revolution-. Bus was spinning, with some i
. . . .
(..Ii... eehi.r. I. a arriuu.l nn.l'llOB Matd SeUliUieUt. hoi UeU UaUS-
v.uv. , - , - , i
.tie says he sat down aud "talked as chip
per at! any young boy. Ia aoswer to an
iu-juiry,' "What sort of a lookiug man he
was," she said, "lie had dark hair, brai
ded iu a ldug cue, earlocka curled, forutop
out sij'i.ife, Uitt) sLiiij litt J a handsome
ft M f -"
THE UNION-Establisued, 1S14-WH0LE No., 2.SC3,
ClirwONICLE-E3TABI.ISUED,lSI3 Wholk No., ?0l.
Br Auas Tumefi,? roars, May 11.
There is snnnd of thunder .far,
SUirm in the South that darfci-i. the day,
Sterns of haltle and Ihnndr uf war,
V .11, If it do not roll oar w.y.
ftorml storm! KiUemen S.rml
ll-ady. be ready to a-et the siormt
KiSesarn, rinVmen, rittemcn lurm I
Be not deaf to the sort nd that warn. I
He not euil'd br a depot's plea!
Are Sir. of tliMlles. or ni of tbem. I
Jlow should adi-Miot rt them fr.et
form! form! Kilrsaen Sim! tc
Let roar Re fori h for a moment eo.
l.iok to your butta and take good alms
Better a rotten borough or so.
Than a rotten newt or . cite in Ssmesl
torm! torm! aiOemen tonal 4c
Form, tie reedy to do or diet
form in freedom's name and tbe tjaeeu's I
True, that we. Aare a uitAnl u'y.
J4MC Wjr 'a. ia-nl Ireeaes wal ae avows,
i'orut! furni! KdV-Bten Arm! Ac
What are Consols ?
It is not expected that everybody should
know what consols art, or, if they do, that
they should constantly bear in mind what
an important element tbey aro in the af
fairs of Great Britain. We propose to
make a simple explanation as to their iui
portarce, by remarking that a permanent
fall of 1 per cent involves a loss to hold
ers of, iu round numbers, thirty million of
The national debt of England began
with tbe relinquishment of the old custom
of exlortinij from the people, and subati
luting Lor r win j therefor to meet publie
exigencies. Charles I. borrowed largely
from his partisans ; but all this debt was
extineuished bv tho Revolution. It was
under his sons, Charles II. and James II.,
that the foundations of a permanent debt
were laid in England. On the accession
of William III., the debt was jCGI31,2G3.
During bis reign, however, the system of
credit was expanded throughout Europe.
A large part of tbe annual expenditure of
the government was defrayed by borrow
ing money and pledging the State to pay
annual interest upon it. At William's
death, the debt was 15,730,109. From
that time to tbe present, the process of
borrowing has been continued in all exi
gencies, such as war, the large payment
on account of negro emancipation, &e.
In periods of peace, and when the rate of
interest has been lew, tbe government has
redeemed small portions of the debt, or it
has lowered the annual charge by redu
cing, with the consent at th .widen, the
, The debt, then, consists of several spe
cies of loans or funds, with different de
nominations, which have been, in process
ef time, variously mixed and mingled,
such as consols, i. e., several different
loans consolidated in one stock, 3 per
cent., reduced consols, new 3 percent io.
Tbe public debt continued to increase, un
til, at the accession of George L, in 1714,
it was 54,145,303. Some two million
was paid. off during thit reign, but during
that of hit successor il was greatly in
creased so that in 17G3 it bad reached
the sum ef .133,805,430. During the
peace from 1053 to 1775, ten millions
were paid, but at the conclusion of the
Amerteau Revolution itwa8X219,95I,02S.
In the peace which ensued from 17S4
to 1793, ten and a half millions were
paid. Then came the great moral and
political revolution of Europe. During
this career, Eugland contracted an increase
of debt exceeding fix hundred million
tterlimj, so that, at the close of the war,
and when the English and Irish Exche
quers were consolidated, the total funded
and unfunded debt, in IS 17, was 340,
850,941, and the annual charge upon it
From that time to 1351, there was a
continual reduction of dubt. Oa the 1st
April, 185-4, it was 700,014,219. But
iucu una ho Crimean war, and after
wards the war of India. Immediately
following these, caste tho necessity for in
creased expenses in placing the aavy and
army in preparation for a general Euro
pean war. The Crimean and Iudian wars
have increased the debt moro than all the
rcductiuus which were made during forty
years, aud to-day it can not be lean than
This vast sum, reduced to dollars, is
four thousand two hundred milliour-, most
of which it consols, bearing interest at
three per cunt. The ordinary price of
tho three per cent, is 95, becauso people
investing at tuch a low rate will not pay
par when money is worth a higher per
centsgo. The last news ia tbat consols
had fallen to 89 and 90. This fall is
equal to two years' interest on four thou
sand millions dollars. If holders were
obliged to sell now, the aggregate loss
would be $210,000,000. As it is, only
those who have money engagements, and
must sell out to meet them, will bo losers.
Already we bear of the failure of forty
stock brokers of this class, aud others
will follow uuloss cousols improve. Hot
GoourotiTilK MtTtiom.srs. The Rev.
Win. Butt, who preached freedom in Kan-
fa through all tho troubles, and was per-
. i , ., ... . r.. i.ij
secutea oy me iwiuur aua.aUa .o.
ferred to the Arkansas Conference, anJ j
appointed presiding cldir cf tbe Texas )
district. Notwithstanding their persecu-j
tion at the bands of Fro-Slavory Ruuwonj
in Tcxa, there- appear to be uo back I
down on the part of the Metbodis:. We j
adoiiro their epuil lu a righteous cu.. '
Litt'SALixv. M'Cormick, inventor of
a reaping-machine, has presenttl f 100,
000 for the endowment of four professor:
ships in a Theological Seminary at ChiS
ar, Illinois. Tbe fact tbowt not only
the liberality of tbe donor, but it prove
how largely he must have been rewarded
fir his invention, not more, however, thatf
its merits can fairly claim. Tbe field of
mechanical invention it one of the ttfott
profitable ia which a man can labor, anJ
if half of those who earn a slender living
in pursuing tbe business of law, medicine,
and similar professions, wera to devote ti
much time to the ttudy of the science cf
mechanics, they would find themselves a
great deal bettor off, and tbe world
greater gainer from their labors.
The Vicksburg True Southron, a Dcmcv
eratic journal, rejoices in the fact that "a
convention of nine Southern States has de
liberately spoken in favor of a repeal of all
laws, State and Federal, prohibiting the
slave trade." It further remarks that
possibly the people will not "endorse thit
action, but the proposition bas gone forth
with tbe deliberate sanction of the repro
sentatives of those States, and tbe email
politicians and hoary conservatives of the
day can no longer evade the issue."
Hon. George Eustis, lata member of
Congress from Louisiana, bas addressed
letter to bis constituents declining a net?
nomination. Mr. Eustis was elected by
the American party, and he tayt in hit
letter that he voted true to the principles
of bis party while in Congress. But, as
he now regards the American party dissolv
ed, and thinks that the contest for Presi
dent in 13G0 will be between the Demo
cratic and Republican parties, the former
will claim his support
Important Decision. The opinion of
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, ia
the case of the Delaware and Hudson Ca
nal Company vs. John Torrey, will be of
interest to all persons owning mills, fac
tories, and tanneries by the side of streams.
The Court decides, in substance, that it
is incumbent npon the manufacturers to
keep the dust, shavings and tan bark out
ef tWwtNawrs trod any deposit of these,
or of clum, renders them amenable fur
Tub BitiTisn Post Office. The last
annual repnrt of tbe operations of the Brit
ish Post-office, shows that there were car
ried and delivered in tbe United King
dom during the year 1853 tho enormous
number of 523,000,000 letter. The net
revenue of the Department amounted da
ring the last year to $0,500,000 a profit
not very greatly less than the aggregate
receipts of the Post-office in the United
States. In the year 1839, the number of
letters transmitted by tbe British mailt
within tbe same limits was only 76,000
000. Since the introduction of the pen
ny postage, the increase has been 7 IO
A minor effect of the European war
will be to st,p the tide of travel from this
eountry. For two months past, the pass
ports issued from tbe Departments of
State, averaged over sixty daily, exclusive
of the travel to England direct, which re
quires none, and those Issued by our Min
ister there for the continent An immense
amoant of money is thus annually with
drawn, without any return whatever, whiuh
might be beneficially spent at home.
Reward fob a Minister ! John S.
Holland, of Kentucky, offers $150 re
ward for tho rjturn ti his "service" of
Thomas W hillock, a Metktxlitt Jliitisirr!
Here is a chance for some of the recently
discarded "Doughface" Congressmen. The
President hasu't Missions or OlEets enough
for all of them. Let them try their band
ml Slaw catvbiug. Thotsawsvoalbl be noma
Southern glory gleaned by the return of a
Preacher of the Gospel !
At one of the lata Anniversary meet
ings, Rev. Mr. Boeder, speaking of the
intense mental activity now prevalent
throughout the world, said, that in Eu
rope it was manifested in wars and ru
mor of wars, while in this country it ex
ercised itself ia discussion. This difftr
enct bo imputed to the greater freedom of
speech common in our country.
The National Era says it is not for the
generation among whom Elizabeth Brow
ning bas sanj, and Charlotte Bronte spo
kcu, and Harriet llosmer chiseled, and
Rosa Bunheur paiuted, and Mary Lyon
taught, and Florence Nightingale lived,
to despair of womau's achievement of her
A teacher writes frnra New Milford,
Susquehanna county, that the system of
uniformity of text books adopted by the
School . Directors of that township, bo
been productive uf ranch benefit both to
pupils and teachers; and be advises tbe
teachers uf tho towuship to uJ all ia their
power to perpetuate aud perfect the system.
Mr. Swisshelm, in her letters to young
ladit-a, stys that "every country girl
fciMws how tj e.ilor red with mai ler."
This wo believe t i bo an ethnological fact,
as we lnvtf ahvWys uolicdd that with all
"iris tho luA-iucr they gut tbd reii. r
M st of the Plunderers papers are pub
lishing au artielo, jj-i now, heated,
Why not la , wi.i f They niM,
ill tu.x-t tv, a;rpr.ipiiarely answer
"Because il tlT wis ito luost stealings."
Tito tiest way la strvnrhert jr,.,id rev
lulloll, is lO U'( fi. 4 uUt VUI4-.". If
jdu rea-.-lv.) in repair j o' l fi u.-e, is
iivu,!lieo t!io r.''iiu'i"o, .ui i'ua ftiio
lo', t coaj-acuca usee.