Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, May 08, 1861, Image 1

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Look out, oh ! weary heart, look out
In the wide world and Bee
If there thou find'st a laurel wreath,
Dr a great work for thee. -
!Thcn the weak heart looked sadly out,
On scenes of change and strife,
.And saw no faine-wreath for its brow,
Ho great work for its life
"So. little deeds that thronged its path
That treaVt took meekly up; '
'Its meed X)f suffering humbly drank, :
And drained tho bitter cup.
The quiet life was truly lived,
To hare done more it would;
But there is written this of such
-She bath done what she could."
Lady C. was a beautiful woman, but Lady C
was au extravagant woman. She was still sin
gle, although rather past extreme youth
Like most pretty females, she had loosed too
high, and estimated her own loveliness too
dearly, and now she refused to . believe that
she was not as charming as ever, So, no won
der she still remained unmarried.
Lady C. had about five thousand pounds in
the world. Shu owed about forty thousand
pounds; so, with all her wit and beauty, she
got into the Fleet, and was likely to remain
Now in the time I speak of, every lady bad
her bead dressed by a barber; and the barber
of the Fleet was the handsomest barber in the
city of London. Fat Philau was a great ad
mi rei of the fair sex; and where's the wonder?
Sure Pat was an Irishman. It was o-ie very
tine morning, when Pbilan was dressing her
captivating head, that ber ladyship took it in
to her mind to talk to him, and Pat was well
pleased, for Lady O's. teeth were the whitest,
and her smiles the brightest in all the world.
"So you are not married, Pat," said she.
"Niveran inch! your honor's ladyship,"
says he.
' And wouldn't you like to be married?"
again asked she.
"Would a duck swim ?"
Is there any one you'd prefer "
'Maybe, madam," said he."you niver heard
of Kathleen O'Keily, down beyond Donerail.
Iler fathet's cousin to O'Donaghow, who's
own steward to Mr. Murphy, the under agent
to my Lord Kingston, and"
"Hush!" says she; "sure I don't want to
know who she is. But would she have you if
you asked her ?"
"Ah, thin, I'd only wish to be alter trying
that same."
"And w hy don't you ?"
Sure, I'm too poor." And Pat heaved
a prodigious sigh.
Would you like to be rich?"
'Does a dog bark ?"
"If I make you rich will yon do as I tell
"Mtlle murther! your honor, don't be tan
talizing a poor boy i"
"Ind-jed, I am not," said Lady C, "So
listen. How would you like to marry me?"
"Ah, thin, my lady, I believe the King of
Kussia himself would be proud to do that
sanie.Ieave alone a poor devil like Pat Philan.'
"Well, Pat, if you'll marry me to-morrow.
I'll give you one thousand pounds."
"0, whilabaloo ! whilabaloo! sure I'm mad,
or enchanted by the good people," roared Pat,
dancing round the room.
"But there are conditions," says Lady C.
"After our nuptials, you must never see me
again, nor claim me as your wife."
"1 don't like that," said Pat, for he had
been ogling her ladyship most desperately.
"But remember Kathleen O'Reily. With
the money I give you, you may go and marry
"That's thrue," says he, "but thin the big
amy ?"
"I'll never appear against yon," says her
ladyship. "Only remember you tnnsttake an
oath never to call me your wife after to-mor-rcw,
and never to go telling all the story."
"Never a word I'll iversay."
Well then," says she, "there's ten pounds.
Go and buy a license, and leave the rest to
me ;" and then she explained to him where
he was to go and when- he was to come, and
all that.
The next day Pat was true to his appoint
ment, and found two gentlemen already with
her ladyship.
Have you got the license ?" says she.
"Ilere it is my lady," says he ; and he gave
it to ber. She handed it to one of the gentle
men who examined it attentively. Then call
ing in her two servants, she turned to the gen
tleman who was reading. And sure enough,
in ten minutes Pat Pbilan was the husband,
the legal husband of the lovely Lady C.
'That will do," says she to her husband as
he gave her a hearty kiss ; that'll do." "Now
sir, give roe my marriage certificate." The
old gentleman did so, and bowing respectfully
to the five pound note she gave him, he retir
ed with his clerk ; for sure enough, I forgot to
tell you that he was a parson.
"Go and bring me a warden," says my lady
to one of her servants.
"Yes my lady," and presently the warden
'Will you be good enough," said Lady C.
in a voice that would call a bird off a tree,
"will you be good enough to send and fetch
me a hackney coach ? I wish to leave this
prison immediately."
"Your ladyship mnst pay forty thousand
pounds before I can let you go."
"I am a married woman. Yon can detain
y husband but not me." And she smiled at
Philan, who began rather to dislike the ap
pearance of things.
"Pardon me, my lady, it is well known you
.are single."
"1 tell you I am married."
"Where's your husband ?"
"There sir," and she pointed to the aston
ished barber. "There he stands. Here is my
marriage certificate, which yon can peruse at
Jour leisure. My servants yonder were wit
nesses of the ceremony. Now detain mo at
your peril."
Thejmden was dumbfounded, and no won
der. Poor Philau would have spoken but
neither party would let him. The lawyer was
consulted. The result was evident. In half
ai hour Lady ,C. was free, and Pat Pbilan, ber
legitimate husband, a prisoner for debt to the
amount of forty thousand pounds. For some
me Pat thought be was in a dream, and the
"editors thought they were still worse. The
"mowing dy tbey had a xnectiag, and finding
a they had been tricked, swore they'd de
tain poor Pat forever. But as they well knew
that he had nothing, and wouldn't feel much
ashamed in going through the Insolvent Court,
they made the best of a bad bargain and let
him go.
Well, you must know that about a week af
ter this, Paddy Philan was sitting by his little
fire and thinking over the wouderful things he
had seen, when as sure as death, the postman
brought him a letter, the first he had ever re
ceived, which he took to a friend of his, one
Ryan, a fruit seller, because, you see, he was
a great hand at reading writing, to decipher
for him. It reads thus :
"Go to Doneraile and marry Kathleen O'
Reillv. The instant the knot is tied. I fulfill
my promise of making you comfortable for
life. But as 30U value your life and liberty,
never breathe a syllable of what has passed.
Remember,"you are In my power if you inclose
me your marriage certificate. I send you fif
ty pounds for present expenses."
O, happy Paddy I didn't he start next day
for Cork, and didn't he marry Kathleen and
touch a thousand pounds ? By the power he
did. And what is more, he took a cottage,
which perhaps you know is not a hundred
miles from Bruffin, in the county of Limerick ;
and i'faix he forgi.t bis first wife entirely, and
never told any one but myself, under the
promise of secrecy, the storj of bis Fleet Mar
The following is too good to be lost. It is
often made a subject of complaint that minis
ters of the Gospel participate in political mat
ters. An anecdote 01 a Air. r teia, wno uvea
in Vermont several vears ae-o. contains a (rood
reply : As thereverend gentleman went, at a
Lime, to ncnnMr. ma vmo. inn niiwur ivnn rn.
f.ftivd It tifincr a friend nnrt tiarihfinrr- tint
opposite pontics, remarked "1 m sorry, Mr.
Field, to see you here." "Why ?" asked Mr.
rield. Because," said the officer, Christ
s:iid his klnorftnm was mt ttf lliid win IH."
"Has no one a right to vote," said Mr. Field,
"nnless he belongs to the kingdom of Satan ?"
Ibis at once let in a ray of light to the dark
ened chambers of the officer's cranium, which
he had never thought of before.
Teaching by Example. A French gentle
man reproached Ins son lor carrying a gold
watch in a very careless and exposed man
ner; but tho young gentleman persisted in
the practice, in spite of parental admonition
In a crowd at the theatre, one evening, the
old gentleman asked his son to tell him what
o'clock it was, and the young man was dis
tressed and mortified to hnd his watch had
been stolen. "Never mind," said his father,
smiling; "I took it m3'self, to show you how
easily yon could be robbed here it is 1" He
put his hand in his fob to restore it; but lo,
and behold, it was gone ! Some thief, more
adriot than himself, had appropriated the
Privateering. We trust that the Govern
ment means to adopt no half measures with
privateers. The instant execution of the first
crew of privateers taken will do more to check
this atrocious system than the destruction of
ten times the number later. If the first crew
escapes through any mistaken clemency, it
will be accepted by the whole South as a proof
that the Government is afraid. Too much
mercy has already been shown to traitors.
Judge Robinson ought to have paid with his
life for his audacious attempt to sednce over
General Scott. The impunity with which this
sort of thing is permitted passes with the reb
els for imbecility, and the conclusion is very
A few days since a traveler stepped into a
Bank, and immediately pulled off his hat, coat
and cravat. This done, he cast a look at the
cashier, who was seated in a corner, "calm as
a May morning," and with a commanding
shake of the head, said : "Hadn't you better
be getting that hot water t"
The teller informed him that he was in the
wrong shop. "Yon are in a Bank, sir, and
not in a barber shop."
'Bank, whew " ejaculated the rather as
tonished stranger. "Blame it, they told me
it was a place where they shaved people !"
Two Wats of Preaching. A young minis
ter once, in a sermon addressed to a fashiona
ble audience, attacked their pride and extrava
gance, as seen in their dresses, ribbons, ruf
fles, jeweli, &c. In the evening, talking with
the old minister for whom he had preached,
'Father D.," said he, why do you not preach
against the pride and vanity of this people for
dressing so extravagantly ?" "Ah ! my son,"
said Father D., while yon are trimming off the
top and branches of the the tree, I am endeav
oring to cut it up by the roots, and then the
whole top dies of itself."
An incident occurred in Concord a few even
ings ago which is worth mentioning, and
which shows the spirit and pluck that some
of the Concord girls are made of. A young
gent offered to accompany a young lady home
from a neighbor's and when asked by the
young lady if he had, or intended to volun
teer as a soldier in the army, he replied in the
negative. Then yon are not the man to wait
on me. Do your country some service if you
desire my favor." There is the spirit of '76
for you. Hurrah ! for Concord.
Yousa America. The Boys and Girls in the
common Schools at Ilollidaysburg last week
gathered up among themselves, by general
contribution, money enough to provide a
handsome National flag, and on Wednesday
run it up from the cupola of the building, a.
midst the most vociferous kind ol cheering.
Same day, the boys of Prof. Miller's High
School provided a flag and ran it up over the
Academy building. Huzza for the spirit of
Young America.
Quick Work. An instance of the celeriyt
of the movement is seen in a company six
teen miles from Boston, the commander of
which was sitting at his dinner table at 1 o'
clock, discussing the possibility of his being
ordered out. The door bell rand. It was the
order. In three hours afterward (4 P. M. he
marched into Faneuil Hall with eighty-five
men fully, equipped and ready.
A snb-editor announces that the editor of
the paper is unwell, and piously adds : "AH
good paying subscribers are requested to make
mention of him in their prayers the other
class need not do it, as the 'prayers of the
wicked availeth nothing,' according to good
To the Striate and House of Representatives of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania :
Gentlemen : The present unparalleled exi
gency in the affairs of our country, has induc
ed me to call you together at this time. With
an actual and armed rebellion in some ot the
States of the Union, momentous questions
have been thrust npon us which call for your
deliberation, and that you should devise means
by legislation for the maintenance of tho au
thority of the General Government, the honor
and dignity of onr State, the protection of
our citizens, and the early establishment of
peace and order throughout the land.
On the day of my induction into the Execn:
tivo office, I took occasion to utter the fol
lowing sentiment : :No one who knows the
history of Pennsylvania, and understands the
opinions and feelings of her people, can justly
charge us with hostility to our brethren of
other States. We regard them as friends and
fellow-countrymen, in whose welfare we feel
a kindred interest; and we recognize, in their
broadest extent, all our constitutional obliga
tions to them. These we are ready and will
ing to observe generously and fraternally in
their letter and spirit, with unswerving fideli
ty. Ours is a National Government. It has
within the sphere of its action alltbeattri
bnces of sovereignty, and among these are the
right and duty of self-preservation. It is based
upon a compact to which all the people of the
United States are parties. It is the result of
mutual concessions, which were made for the
purpose of securing reciprocal benefits. It
acts directly on the people, and they owe it a
personal allegiance. No part of the people,
no State nor combination of States, can vol
untarily secede Ironi the Union, nor absolve
themselves from their obligations to it. To
permit a State to withdraw at pleasure from
the Union, without the consent of the rest, is
to confess that our Government is a failure.
Pennsylvania can never acquiesce in such a
conspiracy, nor assent to a doctrine which in
volves the destruction of the Government
If the Government is to exist, all the require
ments or the Constitution must be obeyed;
and it must have power adequate to the en-
forcemeut of the supreme law ot the land in
every State. It is tho first duty of the nation
al authorities to stay the progress of anarchy
and enforce the laws, and Pennsylvania, with
a united people, will give them au honest,
faithful and active support. The people mean
to preserve the integrity of the national Union
at every hazard."
It could scarcely have been anticipated at
that time, that we should so soon be called
upon for the practical application of these
truths in connection with their support and
defence by the strong arm of military power.
The unexampled promptness and enthusi
asm with which Pennsylvania and the other
loyal States have responded to the call of the
President, and the entire unanimity with
which our people demand that the iategrity of
the Government shall le preserved, illustrate
the duty of the several State and National
Governments with a distinctness that cannot
be disregarded. The slaughter of northern
troops in the city of Baltimore, for the pre
tended offence of marching, at the call ot the
Federal Government, peaceably, over soil ad
mittedly in the Union, and with the ultimate
object of defending our common Capital a
gainst an armed and rebellious invasion, to
gether with the obstruction of our Pennsylva
nia troops when despatched on the same pa
triotic mission, impose new duties and res
ponsibilities upon our State administration.
At last advices tho General Government had
military possession of the route to Washing
ton through Annapolis; bnt the transit of
troops had been greatly endangered and de
layed, and the safety of Washington itself im
minently threatened. This cannot be submit
ted to. Whether Maryland may profess to be
loyal to the Union or otherwise, there can be
permitted no hostile soil, no obstructed thor
oughfare, between the States that undoubted
ly are loyal and their national seat of govern
ment.' There is reason to hope that the route
through Baltimore may be no longer closed
against the peaceful passage of our people
armed and in the service of the Federal Gov
ernment. But we must be fully assured of
this, and have the uninterrupted enjoyment of
a passage to the Capitol by any and every
route essential to the purposes of the Govern
ment. This must be attained, peaceably if
possible, but by force of arms if not accorded.
The time is past for temporizing or forbear
ing with this rebellion ; the most causeless in
historv. The North has not invaded, nor has
she sought to invade a single guarantied right
of the South. On the contrary all political
parties and all administrations have fully rec
ognized the binding force of every provision
of the great compact between the States, and
regardless of our views of State policy, our
people have respected them. To predicate a
rebellion, therefore, upon any alleged wrong
inflicted or sought to be inflicted upon the
South is to offer falsehood as an apology for
treason. So will tlm civilized world and his
tory judge this mad effort to overthrow the
most . beneficent structure of human govern
ment ever devised by man. The leaders of
the rebellion in the Cotton States, which has
resulted In the establishment of a provisional
organization assuming to discbarge all the
functions of governmental power, have mista
ken the forbearance of the General Govern
ment ; they have accepted a fraternal indul
gence as an evidence of weakness, and have
insanely looked to a united South, and a divi
ded North to give suctess to the wild ambi
tion that has led to the seizuie of our national
arsenals and arms, the investment and bom
bardment of our forts, the plundering of our
mints, has invited piracy npon our commerce,
and now aims at the possesion of the Nation
al Capital. The insurrection must now be
met by force of aims; and to re-establish the
government upon an enduring basis by asser
ting its entire supremacy, to .re-possess the
forts and other government property so un
lawfully seized and held ; to ensure personal
freedom and safety to the people and com
merce of the Union in every section, the peo
ple of the loyal States demand, as with one
voice, and will contend for, as with one heart;
and a quarter ot a million of Pennsylvania's
sons will answer the call to arms, if need be,
to wrest us from a reign of anarchy and plun
der, and secure dor themselves and their chil
dren, for ages to come, the perpetnity of this
government and its beneficent institution.
Entertaining these , views and anticipating that
moro troops would bo required than the num
ber originally .called for, I continued to re
ceive companies aoUl we bad raised twenty-
three regiments in Pennsylvania, all of which
have been mustered i ato the service of the
United States. In this anticipation 1 was not
mistaken. On Saturday last, an additional
requisition was made upon me for twenty-five
regiments of infantry and one regiment of cav
alry ; and there have been already more com
panies tendered than will make up the entire
Before the regiments could be clothed, three
oi tnem were ordered by the National Govern
ment to proceed from this point to Philadel
puis, i cannot too highly commend the pa
triotism and devotion of the men who, at a
moment's warning, and without any prepara
nun, uue) :u me oraer. rnree ot the regi
ments, unaer similar, circumstances, bv d
rection of, and accompanied by officers of the
United States army, were transported to Coc
keysville, near Baltimore, at which point they
remained for two days, and until by directions
or tho General Gouernrnent they were order
ed back and went into camp at York, where
there are now five regiments. Three regiments
mustered into service are now encamped at
Chambersburg, under orders from the General
government; and nve regiments are now in
camp at this place, and seven have been or
ganized and mustered iuto the service at Phil
.; The regiments at this place are still suppli
ed by the Commissary Department of the
State. Their quarters are as comfortable as
could be expected, their supply of provisions
abundant, and under tho instructions of com
petent officers, ihey are rapidly improving in
military knowledge and skill. I have made
arrangements to clothe all our regiments with
'lie utmost dispute ii consistent with a proper
economy, andam most happy to say that before
the close of the present week all our people
now under arms will be abundantly supplied
with good and appropiate uniforms, blankets
and other clothing.
Four hundred and sixty of our volunteers,
the first to reach Washington from any of the
states, are now at that c.ty ; ihe&e are now
provided for by the General Government ; but
I design to send them clothing at the earliest
possible opportunity, I am glad to be able to
state that these men, in their progress to the
National Capital, received no bodily injury,
although they were subjected to insult in the
city of Baltimore, such as should not have
been offered to any law-abiding citizens, much
less to loyal men, who, at the call of the Pres
ident, had promptly left their own State in the
performance of the highest duty and in the
service of their country. A large b,ody of un
armed men who were not at the time organiz
ed as a portion of the militia of this Common
wealth, under the command of officers without
commissions, attempted under the call of the
National Government, as I understand, to
reach Washington and were assaulted by arm
ed men in tho city of Baltimore, many of their
number were seriously wonrded, and four
were killed. The larger part of this body re
lumed directly to Philadelphia; but many of
them were forcibly "detained in Baltimore ;
some of them were thrust into prison, and
others have not reached their homes. I have
the honor to say that the officers and men be
have with the utmost gallantry. This body is
uow organized into a regiment, and the offi
cers are commissioned; they have been ac
cepted suto the service, and will go to Wash
ington by any route indicated by the Federal
Government. I have established a camp at
Pittsburgh, at which the troops from Western
Pennsylvania will be mustered into service,
and organized and diciplined by skillful and
experienced officers.
I communicate to you with great satisfac
tion, the fact that the banks of the Corumon
weath have voluntarily tendered any amount
of money that may be necessary for the com
mon defence and general welfare of the State
and the nation in this emergency; and the
temporary loan of five hundred thousand dol
lars authorized by the Act of the General As
sembly of the 17th April, 1SG1, was promptly
taken at par. lhe money is not yet exhaust
ed ; as it has been impossible to have the ac-
couuts properly audited and settled with the
accounting and paying officers of the govern
ment as required by law, and accounts of this
expenditure cannot now be furnished. The
Auditor General and State Treasurer have es
tablished a system of settlement and payment,
of which I entirely approve, that provides am
ply for the protection of the State, and to
which all parties having claims will be obliged
to couform. A niuch larger sum will bo re
quired than has been distinctively appropria
ted ; but I could not receive nor make engage
ments for money without authority of law,
and I have called you together, not only to
provide for a complete re-organization of the
State, but also, that you may give me author
ity to pledge the faith of the Commonwealth
to borrow such sums of money as you may, in
your discretion, deem necessary for these extra
ordinary requirements. It is impossible to
predict the lengths to which "the madness
that rules the hour in the rebellious States
shall lead us, or when the calamities which
threaten onr hitherto happy country shall ter
minate. We know that many of our people
have already left the State in the service of
the General Government, and that many more
must follow. We have a long line of border
on States seriously disaffected, which should
be protected. To furnish ready support to
those who have gone out, and to protect our
borders we should have a well regulated mili
tary force. I therefore, recommend the im
mediate organization, diciplining and arming
of at least fifteen regiments of calvalry and in
fantry, exclusive ol those called into the ser
vice of the United States; as we have already
ample warning of tho necessily of being pre
pared for any sudden exigency that may arise.
I cannot too much impress this npon you.
I cannot refrain from alluding to the gener
ous manner in which the people of all parts of
the State have, from their private means, pro
vided for the families of those of our citizens
who are underarms. In many parts of the
Commonwealth, Grand Juries, and Courts and
municipal corporations have recommended
the appropriations of moneys from their pub
lic funds, for the same commendable purpose.
I would recommend the passage of an Act le
galizing and authorizing such appropriations
and expenditures.
It may be expected that, in the present ce-
rangement of trade and commerce, ana tne
withdrawal of so much industry from its ordi
nary and productive channels, the Belling val
ue of property generally will be depreciated,
and a large portion of our citizens deprived of
the ordinary means of meetir g engagements. ,
Although much forbearance may be expected.
from a generous and magnanimous people, yet
I feel it my duty to recommend the passage
of a judicious law to prevent the sacrifice of
property by forced sales in tho collection or
You meet together at this special session,
surrounded by circumstances involving the
most solemn responsibilities ; the recollections
of the glories ol the past, the reflections of the
gloomy present, and the uncertainty of the fu
ture, all alike call upon you to discharge your
duty in a spirit of patriotic courage, compre
hensive wisdom and firm resolution. Never in
the history of our peace-loving Commonwealth
have the hearts of our people been so stirred
in their depths as at the present moment.
And, I feel, that I need hardly say to you, that
in the performance of your duties on this oc
casion, and in providing the ways and means
lor the . maintenance ot our country's glory
and our integrity as a nation, you should be
inspired by feelings of self-sacrifice, kindred
to those which animate the brave men who
have devoted thefr lives to the perils of the j
battle field, in defence of our nation's flag. j
Gentleman, I place" the honor of the State
in your hands. And I pray that the Almighty
God, who protected our lathers in their efforts
to establish this our great constitutional liber
ty who has controlled the growth of civiliza
tion and Christianity in our midst, niay not now
foresake us; that He may watch over j-onr
counsels, and may, in His providence, lead
those who have left the path of duty, and are
acting in open rebellion to the government,
back again to perfect loyalty, and restore
peace, harmony, and fraternity to our distrac
ted country. -A. G. Ccrtin.
No description of machinery at the present
day is more ingenious or interesting than that
for calico printing. As it leaves the powtr
loom, calico is a fabric without any pattern,
and of a dull, light bull color. In this state
its uses are of course, very limited. It is un
fit for outer apparel, or for furniture, or in fact
for any purpose for which an ornamental tis
sue is required. Jt has also a hairy or downy
tissue, and thus presents a coarse and unfin
ished appearance. The hairy .ilaments re
quire to be removed, and the fabric must be
made of a snowy-white before it is likely to
become of use to any extent. The downy fila
ments are removed in the same manner as
those of lace, either by rapidly drawing the
material over a sheet of copper at a bright red
heat, or by passing it through gas flames ; and
the bleaching is accomplished by the rapid
agency of chemical force. The calico is boil
ed, washed, soaked in a solution of chloride
ot lime, then in weak acid, and so alternately,
until at length all its impurities are removed,
and it becomes as white as could be desired.
Thus, in a few hours, by the combiued assis
tance of chemical science and a few simple
mechanical expedients, the process of bleach
ing is effected, which formerly occupied days
and even weeks, and was then often imperfect
ly employed or performed. After this the
bleached calico is ready for the reception of
its ornament, and this was formerly impressed
upon its surface by means of engraved blocks,
charged with color; but a more rapid process
Is now employed. The patterns on printed
calicoes and similar figured cloths consist, as
is apparent on the slightest examination, of a
continual repetition of the same figure. This
figure, whatever it be, so far as it consists of
asingle color is engraved upon a copper roller,
the length of which corresponds with the
breadth of the calico, and the circumfereuce
of which corresponds with tho length of the
pattern. In general in such cases, the breadth
of the pattern being much less than that of the
cloth, it is repeated many times in the width.
This pattern is therefore engraved upon the
surface of the roller, the length extending
completely around it, and being repeated
throughout the lehgth of the roller in the
same manner as it is intended to appear on
he cloth. This roller receives the coloring
matter by a certain apparatus which first smears
and then wipes it, so as to remove all dye ex
cept what fills the Incisions of tho engraving.
The cloth is then pressed between this roller
and another which has a soft surface, the two
being pressed severely together in their line
of contact. By this process the color deposit
ed in the lines of the engraved roller is trans
ferred to the cloth, and the printing is com
A large American flag is suspended across
the street at Havre de Graco, bearing the mot
to "By the Eternal the Union must and shall
be preserved." A native and resident of Ce
cil county assures us the Union feeling in that
county is intense and unqualified.
Louisiana has a fancy block of marble at
the Washington monument, to enter into its
coi'struction, with the following inscription
on its side ? "Presented by the State ol Louis
iana ever faithful to the Constitution and
the Union."
The Adjutant General of Virginia repor
ted, a fer days ago, that the State only had
arms enough to supply 5,00Q men. .This ag
gravates their disappointment in not being
able to seize arms at Harper's Ferry.
The free colored population of New Oi leans,
have resolved to tender their services to the
government for the defence ot the State.
Gen. Henry Wilson, United States Senator
from Massachusetts, !s serving in the Worces
ter regiment as a common soldier.
"Have I not, my son, give you every ad
vantage ?" "Oh, yes, but I couldn't think of
taking advantage of you, father."
The rebels saved the powder magazine at
the Norfolk navy yard, as the slow matches
did not burn sufficiently to reach them in time.
Allegheny county, Maryland, has instructed
its representdtives that if they voto for seces
sion, they will be hung when they return home.
A Canadian has discovered that the insect
found on the common black spruce yields a
dye of great beauty resembling cochineal.
On the 3d of March, forty millions of Rus
sian serfs were liberated. The day before
they were all slaves.
- The citizens of Elkton, Maryland, have re
solved th8t "Cicil county will not secede, let
Maryland do what she wiU."
God is everywheie. Ilis words are on tho
hearts. He is the battle field or in our peace
ful home. Praise be to his holy name.
It was on the wilds of Wissahicon, on the
day of battle, as the noonday sun came through
the thickly clustered leaves, that two men met
in deadly conflict near the reefs which rose
like the rock of some primeval world, at least
one thousand feet above tho waters of tho
Wissahicon. The man with the dark brown
face, and darker grey eye, flashing wilh dead
ly light, and a muscular f'oi ni cl.id in a blue
frock of the Revolution is a continental
named Warren. The other man with long
black hair dropping along his cadaverous
face, is clad in a half military costume of a
tory refugee. This is a murderer of. Paoli.
named Dehaney. They met by accident, and
now they fought not with sword and rirle, but
with long and deadly hunting knives they
struggled, twining and twisting on the green
sward. At last the tory is down down on tho
turf, with the knee of the continental upon
his breast the np raised knife flashed death in
his face.
"Quarters! I yield," gasped the tory, as
the knee was pressed upon his breast, 'spare
me, I yield."
"My brother," said the patriot in that tone
of deadly hate, "my brother cried for quarter
at Paoli, and even as ho clung to your knees,
yon stuck that knife into his heart. O, I will
give you quarters of Paoli."
And as his hand raised for the blow, and his
teeth were clenched with deadly hate, ho
paused for a moment, then pinioned the tory'n
arms, and with a rapid stride drugged him to
the verge of the rock, and held him quivering
over the abyss.
'Mercy !" gasped the tory, turning ashy pale
by turns, as that awful gull yawned below.
"Merc ! I have a wife and child at home
spare me."
The continental, with his muscular strentgh
gathered for the effort, shook the murder once
more over the abyss, then bissed his bitter
sneer in his face.
"My brother had a wife and two children.
The morning after the night of Paoli that wife
was a widow, thosc-children fatherless. Would
you not like to go and beg your life of that
widow and her fatherless children.
The proposal made by the continental in
mockery and bitter hate, was taken to the wid
dow, and to have the priviledge of lagging his
life. After a moment's serious thought, the
patriotic soldier consented. He bound the
tory's arnis still tighter, placed him on -the
rocks again, and led him to the woods. A
quiet cottage, embossed among the trees,
broke on their eyes. They entered the cot
tage. There, beside the desolate heaithstone,
sat the widow a-nd children. She sat there,
a matronly woman of about twenty-three years ,
with a face faded by care a deep dark eye,
and long black hair hanging in a disheveled
state about her shoulders. On one side was a
dark haired boy of some six years, on the oth.
er side a girl one year younger, with light
blue eyes. The Bible an old and venerable
volume lay open upon the mother's knee.
And now the pale face tory flung himself up
on his knees, and confessed he had butchered
her husband on the night of Paoli, and begged
his life at her hands.
"Spare me for the sake of my wife child '
He had expected this pitiful moan would
touch the widow's heart, but not one relenting
gleam softened her face.
"The Lord shall judge between us," she
6aid in a cold, icy tone, that froze the murder
er's heart. "Look tho Bible is on my lap; I
will close the volume, and this boy shall open
it, and place his fingers at random upon a
There was a silence. The continental sol
dier, who had sworn to avenge his brother's
death, stood with dilating eyes and parted lips.
The culprit kneeling upon the floor, with his
face like discolored clay, felt his heart leap to
his throat. Then, in a clear bold voice, the
widow read this line from the Old Testament.
It was short, yet terrible
"That man shall die!"
Look ! the brother springs forward to plunge
a knife into the murderer's heart, but the torj',
pinioned as he is clings to the widow's knees.
He begs that one more trial may be made by
the little girl, the child of five years old, with
the golden hair and laughing eyes. The wid
ow consents. There is an awful pause. With
a smile in her eye, without knowing what she
was doing, the little girl opens the Bible as it
lay on her mother's knee ; she turned her face
away, and placed her finger upon a line. The
awful silence grows deeper. The deep drawn
breaths of the brother, and broken gasp of tho
murderer, alone disturb the stillness ; the wid
ow and dark haired boy were breathless. The
little girl, as she caught the feeling of awe
from those about her, stood breathless, her
face turned aside and her tiny finger resting
on the line of life cr death. At length, gath
ering courage, the widow bent her eye upon
the page and read. It was a line from tho
New Testament :
"Lore your enemies J"
Oh ! book of terrible majesty, and childlike
love of sublimity that crushes the heart with
rapture you never shone more strongly than
there in that lonely cot of the Wissahicon
when you saved the murd?rer's heart.
Now look how wonderful are the ways ol
Heaven. That very night as the widow sat by
her fireside sat there with a crushed heart
and hot eyelids, thinking of her husband who
now lay mouldering -on the drenched Roil of
Paoli there was a tap at the .door. She o
pened it, and that liusband, living, thongh
covered with wounds, was in her arms. He
had fallen at Paoli, "out not in death, ho was
alive, and his wife ?ay panting on his bosom.
That night there was a prayer in the wood em
bowed cottage of Wissahicon.
The Knights of the Golden Circle have
their headquarters in Baltimore, and thence
distribute arms, munitions, and clothing to
their lodges through the South.
A Single Odd Fellow's Lodge, Covenant,
No. 35, of New York, have appropriated $2000
to support the families of members who may
Tho Indiana Legislature on assembling the
tthr"day.' though strongly Republican, voted
to divide .lhe offices in its gift with the Demo
crats. . .
The Grave is sacred and hallowed ,Jwhen the
grass of the church-yard can cover all memo
ry sive that of love.