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to the - heart, the heart iss,_hos_Mtiful,
I care not for the face;
I ask udt form what the for
Of dignity and grace ; , -
If the mind be filled with
g loistingqbeughts.
And the soul with syMpaiity,-- - j. _ -
What matter though the ehertiklOale. •
Or the eyo lack brilliancy? •
1 Though the cheelt, the cheek is beautiful.
It 'scion may lose:its bloom.
r- - ..ll'nd the lustre bf the eye be quenched
In the darkness of the tomb;
But the glory of the mind will live..
Though the bloom of life depart;
And oh l the churn" ern never die,
Of a true and noble; heart.
The lip; that utter kindly thoughts
I • Have j‘ beauty all their own;
!• For gentle words are sweeter far
Than ,musie's softest tones.
' , And though the voice be harsh and shrill.
_That bids the oppressed go free,
' And soothe the woes of the sorrowing one,
That voice isoweet to tne.
On the old stage route leading from Wash
ington to Baltimore,a short half mile . be
"and the boundary of District bf Colum
bia, and within a mile of Bladensburg, a
few years ago the traveler might, have obi ,
served on the right hand side of the read—
just where he crossed a little bridge—a small
patch of low, unieclairriedland, thickly over
grown with 'tangled vines. There have been
lifteen or twenty acres of it It was one of
those neglected corners where everything
badlheen so long permitted to have its own
way that even a bold cultivator might well
pauqe before it in despair. A rank vegeta
tion had overspread the place in savage exur
beranee, apparently defying all hUman ef
forts to penetrate it. Great
_groups of al- -
ters radiated their stems , in every direction.
'Willows innumerable clustered -along the
margin of the brook. Occasional sycamores
displayed their unmitigated ugliness with
impunity, While here and there the dark
*one of a cedar crowded its way upward into
the sunlight, rejoicing in its thrift, and look
ing down upon the emaciated . corn fields if
As vicinity with an expression of undisguised
lantectii t. A heaVy growth of brambles
ithuld themselves in impenetrable masses
wndeineath ; while overhead, the long vines
plambered from tree to tree, in wild and vig-
Emus luxuriance, and seemed to revel in the
enjoyment of weaving their fantastic drape
.ries undisturbed., Altogether it was as for
paken a looking spot, and one at little likely
in-be sought by aken for any purpose what
tier,: as would probably be encountered in a
aunnnor's day,
t -Apart from its wildness, however.t here
was nothing about the place to attract the
attention of the traveler; •and unless it had
been specially pointed out to him by someone
so-quainted with its history, he would, in all
likelihood, have passed it wholly unobserved.
~But yet the dark-looking jungle, apparently
so void of interest, is a locality known all
aver America. It is thecelehrated Bladens
'burg Dueling Ground.
The ground usually chosen for the combat
-,wlts that portion of the path which ran along
,the west margin of the brook, at right an
gles to the road.
One of the most desperate of those melan
fttioly 'encourtters which have made this 'place
so memorable, was that on the' tith of Febru
ary, 1810. between General Armisted T. Ma-
eon, previously a Senator in Congresi from
Virginia, , and Colonel John M. 31 , Carty, .a
iiitizen of the same state. The' difficulty
between them had existed for 3034120 time. it
originated in that most prolific source of
'personal enmity, politics. The parties were
.second cousins ; but, notwithstanding this,
their quarrel appears to have been prosecuted
With an animosity as unsparing-as their rein
*donship was intimate. Several months pre
vious to the final meeting, a violent alterca
tion bail taken place between them at the
polls at' Leesburg, in consequence of Mason's
having questioned M'Carty'a right to vote.
~lkt'Carty at once challenged Mason, but in
his challenge he prescribed the terms and
conditions - of the duel. This dictation of
terms Masoti. would not submit to, arid con
sequently, by the advice of his friends,- he
declined the 'challenge. At the same time,
however, he sent word to M'Carty that he
'swag ready to accept a regular challenge in a
proper form. M.Carty paid no attention to
message,e but forthwith published Mason
is a coward. Mason then sent a challenge
M'Carty, which M'Carty declined on the
isvound of alleged cowardice in Mason, as
abeam by his rennet to fight in the first
Instance: At this juncture a number of Ma
'son's friends united in a letter, begging Yin
to take no further notice of M'Carty. Al
-though Mason was burning-under a sense of
Ike wrongs he bad received, he' yielded to
,their ,entreaties, and 'the, affair was, to all
appearance, at an end.
• Sonic months afterward, however, while
'tiding to Riahmond in the stage, with a gen
tierinn of high military - and political stand
ing (General Jackson,) he was told that he
.aught to challenge Wearty again. This he
iecidecl to do as soon as, he reached Rich
mond. It was in vain that his friends now
'endeavored to diSsuade him., He would net
listen to-their appeals. In the . language of
the card subsequently published by them " he
hnd resolved on challenging Mr. M'Carty in
Ilipi)osition to all the advice which they gave
',and all the efforts which they made to dis
4nade_him." to free himself from the em
barrassments imposed by the laws of Vir
iinia" in regard to dueling, or influenced,
perhaps by a determination not to violiste
her statutes while holding her commission,
he resigned his commission as General of Mi
iitia,:made his',will, and addressed Ai' Carty an
invitation to the field. In this note, which,
'better than description, portrays the spirit
in which the controversy was conducted, be
lays: "I have resigned my commission f(•r
the special and sole purpose of fighting you,
and I am now free to accept or send a eat
lenge =and lb figh t a duel. The public mind
has become tranquil, and all suspicion of the
further prosecution of our quarrel has subsi
ded, we can-now terminate it without being
arrested' by the civil authority, and without
exciting alarm among our friends. * * *
I am extremely anxious to terminate at once
and forever this quarrel:, My friends
and-are fully authorized to set for me
hi every particular. ' Upon receiving from
you a pledge to fight, they are authorized
and iiistructcd,at once to• give the challenge
for me, and to make immediately every nee
assary arrangement for the ddel, on any
terms you nifty:prescribe."
This note, which fully betrays Mason's in
flexibility of purpose, and which, "it is stated
was never read by M'Carty, was written be
fore any interview had taken place between
Genial Mason and his seconds, and was in-
Allosed to them in a letter containing positive
irisfructions for their government. He writes
- .thaw : 'Y'on will present the inclosed com
munication to Mr. John M'Carty, and tell
him at once that you-are authorized by, me
-fa' challenge hire, in the event of his pledg
ng himself to fight. If lie will give the
pledge, their I deiiirTh that' you will instantly
challenge him in My - name to - flght a duel
me.: *, *. Agra td any terms
that he may propose. and to any; distance—
to three feet, his pretended favorite distance
'-=or-to three inches, should his impetuous
and'rash courage prefer it. To any species
of firearms—pistols, muskets, or rifles—agree
at onto."
Acting under these instructions, Mason's
seconds called on M'Carty, as the bearers of
his - ehallenge. . Kearty, again refused to're—
ceive any communication from Mason, for
the same reason as before. - A , violent-perso
sonal altercation then took place bet Wee n,
M'Carty and one of Mason's seconds, the
latter insisting strongly that the challenge
should be received and accepted, and the for
mer obstinately declining -to receive it. The
quarrel became so violent that the parties
were neat fighting. At last, Mason's sec-
ohds having threatened to post M'Carty as a
coward unless he 'accepted the challenge,
31'Carty agreed to tiglA: It would appear
from this, that though Mason's friends in
general, and even one of his‘seconds, strove.
to prevent the duel, it M as forced upon M'Car
ty by the other.
If the spirit which animated Mason in
this unfortunate controversy: was headlong
and uncompromising, that' which impelled
, M'Carty was apparently none the less
It is said.he would consent to no meeting
that afforded any possibility' for the escape of
either. Reckless of his own life, he'determ
ined that if he fell his antagonist should fall
with him. He therefore would only consent
to meet Mason on such terms as.inust, in all
probability, result in the destruction of both)
, With this object in view
_in acceptiwr e' the
challenge, his first proposal is said to have
been that he and Mason should leap together
from the dome of the capital. This was de
clined as wholly unsanctioned by the Code.
lie next proposed "to fight on a barrel of
powder,", "which was objected to," say the
seconds, "as not according with established
usages, as being without example, ' and us
calculated to establish a dangerous wee
dent." He next proposed to fight withM`k.s,
in a hand-to-hand encounter. This was also
declined for a like reason. His final propo
sition was to fight.' with muskets charged
with buckshot, at ten feet distance. These
terms were hardly less calculated to insure a
fatal result to both than those which had
been previously objected to; but, desperate
as they were, since they were clearly within
Mason's letter of-instructions; and perhaps
were not considered "as calculated to estab
lish a dangerous precedent," they were finally,•
with some modifications, accepted. The
distance, it was agreed, should be twelve feet,.
instead of ten, and a single hall was substitu,
fed for buckshot. •
In extenuation 'of the - unusual terms of
combat proposed by , M'Carty, it is said that
ho was exceedingly averse. to fighting his
cousin, and desired to escaPe the acceptance
of the challenge, if he could possibly do so
without incurring the imputation of coward
ice ; and that he could see no other way of
escape than by naming such terms as Meson's
friends were not likely to agree to. Mason
appears to have been aware of his desire to
avoid a conflict ; for in his correspondence
he seems to have apprehended tome difficulty
in extracting • from him a pledge to fight!
This pledge, it seems, was given; but, even
the desperate terms finally proposes did not
have the designed effect of causing them to
be rejected.
On Friday evening, the 6th of February,
the parties drove out to Bladensburg, accom
panied by their friends, that they might be
convenient to the pound 'on the following
Morning. The intervening time was spent
in completing their preparation. One man
remembers that his father, a blacksmith, was
called up at midnight-to repair one of the
muskets. He suspected ih e purpose for Which
the weapon was to be usi:d, and sturdily re
fused to mend it. Hi 4 scruples, however,
were flnally.quieted, and he was induced to
exercise his craft uperi* by being told that
it was to be used, in a shooting-match on thei
following day. And SO it*was, but the wor-1
thy blacksmith little knew the stake that was'
to be shot for.
On Saturday morning, the 6th - of Februa-2.
ry, 1819, at eight o'iluck, the parties met.;
'The contemplated meeting,it is said, was
generally known at Blideiurg, and many,
of the eitiens accompanied or followed them
to the grohnd to witness' the encounter. 1.
was snowing violently at the time.
The ground seleeted 'for the combat was
not the usual path,near the road, butanother
and similar path just around the point of the
hill on the right, about two hundred yard's .
from the_bridge. Mas s on had.on at the time;
a.large overcoat with long skirts; M'Carty,"
notwithstrading the severity of the weather,
presented himself stripped to the shirt, and
with his sleeves rolled up that he might have
the free use of his arms:
All the preliminaries having been *rrane
:ed, the parties Were placcd—M'Carty facing
up the bro)k, and Masan down—and then, at
the - word, With the muzzles of their musica l s
almost in contact; both- fired. Mason fell
deadchis -life literally blown out of hini.
M'Carty was severely wounded, his antags
- ball entering his left wrist, -and tearing
its way through the muscles of his arm to
ward his shudder. That:both were;not kill
ed seems little less than a miracle. t
- Mason's musket is said'to have caught In
the skirt of his long, overcoat, as he was in
the act of raising it to his shoulder; and to
this accident, us -it unsettled his aim, it cis
thought M'Carty-was indebted for his life.i
Masi:in never spoke from the time he took
his place upon the ground. He lay nearly*
he tell. On his person were famed letters ito
his relutiyes and friends in regard to - the
disposition of his body in case of his death.
Three distinct Woundt were discovered in his
left side, besides one in his. left elbow. This
circurnstanca at first gave rise to a suspicion
of foul play on the pert of 1411.3 arty ; but by
a post-mortem examination it was ascertain
ed that the ball' had struck the elbow-boner,
and had been split into three parts, each of
which had entered the body These parts
were weighed, and found to correspond
nearly with the weight of the lied that -had
been agreed upon.
il'Carty recovered from the wound in!his
arm, but never from the more fatal woUnd
inflicted upon. his.. mind by this 'unnatural
encounter. He had escaped death, but, he'
could not escape the recollection of that fear
ful field. We have been told, by those-who
knew him, that from that hour - he 'was
changed,' and that the laws against dueling
are provided with no penalties so terrible as
those he suffered to the end of his existence.
-rifarper's Magazine: 1
FoamERLT women were prohibited from
marrying until they bad spun a set of; bed
furniture, and till their wedding 'they were
called spinsters, which 'continues to this!day
ui all legulproceedings. •
SHORT DRESSES. -All the girls' with pret
ty feet and ankles are it favors of the new
fitshion of short dresses. All those ineat
enough. t 4 like, clean, stockings, are in favor
of the same fashion. •
iraAktin tiepositor , titetnOir 34 1863.
eitoco.orLE, xruVrlaro.
Ramon •Paez ;has recently published
in England a Book• of- Travels -in l South
.America, which contains some exciting ad
ventures. Here is a sketch of
14- W bile walking along the banks of the
Portuguesa one may see these *tge lizards
collected in groups of half a doZen or more,.
basking in the sunshine near the Water; with
their pkwa.:wide-open, till-their ghastly pal,
ates I are filled with flies or other creatures
alighting within them. We tried in vain
shooting them with guns; the 'reptiles were
so wary that the moment we took aim they
rushed into the water. Being at a loss how
to procure a subject for my pencil, I sought
the advice of an old man, an angler by pro
lessibm, who lived in one-of the huts near the
river. He agreed to let me have his canoe,
with his son to paddle it,-and the requisite
munber of harpoons, providing' I could ob
tain the assistance of an Indian boy from the
neighborhood, who was a capital marksman
with a bow and arrow.
'`'What!' I exclaimed in astonishment,
'do we expect to kill oaeof these monsters
with. so slight a thing as 'an arrotO"Nd,
SenOr,' he calmly answered, 'but roil must
first know where to find him nnaer water
before you can strike him with the harpoon. -
Tile arrow of which I speak is the kind we
use in catching turtles.'
"These arrows are constructed so as to al
low the head, affixed to the shaft somewhat
in the manner of a lance, to come off et the
Moment it strikes an object in the water.-- - ,
A slender cord, several feet in length, con--
neets it with the shaft, which last is made of
a 13110Aant reed ; around this the cord is
wound 'closely until it reaches the point where
th 6 head is, then fastened securely. The .
shaft, being extremely light, floats on the
surface of the water the moment it isset free
frOm the head by the struggles of the.animal,
thus acting as a Ride for its recovery.
,"The old angler then proceedid to explain ,
that the operation must be conducted by send
inir, one:of these - arrows - into the body of thv
crocodile to mark his position under water :
and then, if practicable, we might plunge a
harpoon into the only vulnerable spot we
could hope to reach, viz; the nape of the •
neck, after which the animul'could be easil3 ,
dragged on shore by means of strong rope:
attached to the harpoon. -
I "Accordingly, I went in search of the In - -
dian boy, whom I found under a tree; seated
like a toad, on his haunches, skinning a por
alpine he had just killed.
1 "At my approach he raised his head and
fixed on me his unmeaning, eyes. When
sPoken to, be only replied to all my qua-.,
tons with the Monosyllabl ,s, fi, no. AM: -
a little coaxing and the p mice of some e p e.
hooks, he followed me o the canoe without'
Uttering a word more.
"We were not long in getting a chance to
test the skill of my new acquaintance. As we
approached the riverbanks a.large crocodile
Move in sight, floating down the Stream like
a log of wood.,
I , "Our position, was, most favorable to send -
an arrow rattling through his scales, and my
young Nimrod lost no tithe in improving the
, opportunity. Stepping a few paces in -ad
vance, and bending gracefully over the prec
trace, he let fly at the reptile's head his slen
der, -yellow reed, por elevacion, viz: shooting
I the arrow up into the air at a angle of , for
-1 ty-five degrees, which causes it to descend
1 with great force upon the object, 'after deS
-1 cribing an arc of a circle in the manner of a
i bomb shell. .
. "Although the distance was fully 300 .pa
ces, the arrow struck the, mark With the pre--
cision of a rifle ball: A. violent plunge of
- the reptile was my first intiniat:lon that, the
I trial had been successful and.o4 moment I
perceived the. golden reed, noW-httached to
him, swimming swiftly over the surface of
the water.= We hastened' for the canoe, and
immediately gave chase' up stseam, as the
i - crocodile had taken that direction. We were
rapidly gaining upon him. when, alarthed at
the seund of the paddles, he sank-. in very
deep water, as was indicated by the reed. L
- circumstance it impossible to
employ our harpoon. We tried in vain to
start'hinr; he stuck to the muddy bottom,
whence neither pulls nor curses could:move
him: We hoped that in time he would come
to the surface to breathe, and then we might
strike him with a harpoon ; but in this we
were equally disappointed. ' • '
"After waiting 1)r him twahours, we gave
him up, along with the arrow head sticking
in his own. I made various other attempts
to secure a specimen, but with no better re
sult, as the river was yet too high to, sound
for them. ,
" While in this place I was told_ several
incidents in relation to the cunning and in
stinct of these, one of which appear
ed to be most remarkable in an animal ofthe
reptile tribe. The ferryman here possessed
a great many goats. Once he perceived that
several of them had disappeared, and, not, be
ing able to account for it in any other way,
he at *nee laid the blame on the hated croc
odiles, although these creatures seldom carry
their attacks beyond their own clement.-
His suspicions, he discovered in the end,
were-well founded, having witnessed the de
struction of one of his goats in a very singu
lar manner. It appeared that a crocodil,
had in some mysterious way discovered that'
goats delight in jumping from place to place
but more especially from rocks or mounds
- Rocks, however, being rather . scarce in thi
country, their treacherous enemy undertook
to gratify their taste for this innocent pas-,
time, and at the same time cater to his own.
Approaching to the water's edge to.within
few fast from the bank, he swelled out hir
back in such a mariner as to give it the ap
pearance of a small island or promontory.
The stupid goats perceiving this, varied their
gambols by jumping from their secure place,
on r ,shore upon the seeming island, which
th6y, however, never'reached i for the croco
dile, tossing up his head at the right instant,
received them into his open jaws and swal
lowed them without difficulty.
"No person can venture near the ,water
without danger from their attacks, being so
tretichcrous that they approach their intended
victim near enough to strike him with their
powerful tails before ha is even aware of their
proximity. The bubbling sound of aTourd
being filled with water by some imprudent.
person specially attracts them. To obviate
this danger, a calabash bowl with a long.
wooden handle, is usually employed for the
purpose; yet this is not unfrequently snatch
ed from the hands - of the water-carrier.
"if by accident a human being falls aprey
to this tyrant of the river, the reptile is then
called cebado, which appellation implies every
that,is bold, feroci - 'us and treacherous
in an animal of the species, as from that
time they not only waylay
personi, but fol
low them in the canoes, in hopes of, again
securing; this dainty morsel. There are,
hoWever, men bold 6nough - to - meet the
enemy face to face in , his own element.
The man who makes up his mind to this
encounter is well aware that this must be
a conflict to the; death for one of the att-'
" The ferryman related to us a feat of
o 1
gallantryfworthy of a better cause performed
here by a Llimerb with one of these monsters.
The . man -was on - h s - Way to San Jamie on . a'
pressing errand. 3eing in haste to get there'
the same day, he would
~not -Wait for the
canoe to be brought him, - -but prepared to
mina across, assisted by his horse. Re had
already secured his saddle and clothes upon
his head, as is usual on :similar occasions,
when the ferryman cried out to -him to
beware of a caiman cebado,, then lurking
near. the,pass i urging upon him, at the same
time r - to wait for the _canoe. Scorning his
advice, the Llane:•ct replied with characteris
tic pride, Let him come ; I was never yet
afraid of man or beast.' Then laying aside
part of his ponderous equipment, he placed
his two edged dagger between his teeth and
plunged fearlessly into the - river.
.:'" He had not proceeded fir when the
monster rose and made quickly towards him.
The ferryman tressed himself devoutly, and
muttered the holy invocation of 'Jesus Ma
nicty Jose!' fearing for the life, and, above
all, for the toll of the imprudent traveler.
In the meantime the swimmer continued
gliding through the water towards the ap
proaching crocodile. Aware of the impossi
bility of striking his adversary a Mortal blow
unless he should reach • the arm-pit, he
awaited the moment until the reptile should
-attack him to throw his saddle at him. This
being accomplished so successfuly that the
crocodile, doubtless imagining it to be.some
sort of good eating,, jumped, partly nut of the
water to catch it. Instantly the Llanero
plunged his dagger up to the hilt into the
fatal spot. A hoarse grunt and a tremend
ous splash showed that the blow was mortal,
for the ferocious tm nster sunk beneath the
waves to rise no more.
"Proud of his achievement, and scorning
the tardy assistance of the ferryman, who of
fered to pick him 'up in his canoe, he waved
his bloody dagger the air, exclaiming as
he did So, 'ls there no otherabout here ?' and
then turning, Jie swam leisurely back to take
his hdrse acrdss: ' The canocro who - related
this adventure then added, 'So delighted
was 1 on that ocasio:n that I killed my
fattest hen to treat the man to good saucoclin
for the caitnan had devoured all my goats.'"
The country has already heard of John
Burns, therhero of Gettysburg—of how the
old man sallied forth, a host within himself,
—to fight, on his own hook," and how he fell
wounded after having delivered many shots
:rom his trusty rifle into the faces and hearts
of his country's foes. John Burns' name is
already recorded amongtheirnmortal, to live
there while American valor and patriotism,
have an admirer and an emulator. But there
t was a heroine as well as a hero at Gettysburg.
•Ihe old hero Burns 'still lives—the heroine,
" - sweet Jenny - Wade, perished in - the din of
that awful tray, and she now sleeps where the
flowers once bloomed, and the perfume-laden
air wafted lovingly over Cemetery Bill. Be
fore the battle, and while the national hosts
were awaiting , the assault of the traitor foe,
Jenn' Wade was busily engaged in baking
-. bread for our national troops. She occupied
a house in range of the guns of both armies,
, and the rebels had sternly ordered her to leave
' the premises, but this she sternly refused to
du. While she was busily engaged in her
patriotiC work, a minie ball pierced her pure
heart, and she fell a holy sacrifice in her
. country's cause. Almost at the same time a'
: rebel officer of high rank fell near where
Jenny Wade had perished. The rebels at.
once proceeded to prepare a coffin for their
fallen leader, but about the time it was fin-'
ished the surging of the conflict changed the
-. positions of the armies,. and Jenny Wade's
' body was placed in the coffin designed for
her country's enemy, and: thus the heroine
-, of Gettysburg was buried.-The incidents of
1 the heroine and the hero o •Gettysburg• are
A beautifully touching. noble, and sublime.
o&John Burns was the only man of Get
t. sburr who participated in the struggle to
, t
savertee N'orth front mvaSion. while innocent
Jenny Wade was the only sacrifice that the
people of that locality had to oiler:. on the
shrine of their country': Let it monummt-be
erected on the ground which Covers her. be
fore which the pilgrims to the holy tombs of
the heroes of Gettysburg can bow- and bless
the memory of
.Jenny Wade. Before the
summer. sunshine again k* , es the grave of
Jenny Wade; before the sou mer birds once
more carol where she sleers in glory ; before
the flowers again - deck the plain made fu
mous by gallant deeds, let a monument rise
to greet the 'skies in token of virtue„,daring
and;nubleness. —Ha rrsburg Telegraph.
Joss, since his• marriage, has token to
talk slightingly' of the holy estate. brown
-, t was telling him of the death of a, mutual
whom, " the disconsolate" had
;icourted for twenty-eight years and then mar
. She turned out to be a perfect virago,
but died two years after the -wedding.—
" There," said Jones, "thbre's lu&k. tiee
what the fellow escaped bye long courtship :"
AY English Judge, in India', is .reportejl
to have thus addressed a person eonyieted
before him, prior to passing sentence: " Pris
oner at the bar, Providence has given yod a
, 00d degree of health and s..rength, instead
" pf which you go about the country stealing
lucks!" . .
A 'YOUNG medical student was thrown from
qis horse at a late meeting at Epson ,
tnd upon a friend asking him, a few day,
tfterwanh, "ly here were you hurt, .Fred
was it near the, vertebra ?" he replied, imme
diately, "Oh, no, it was near the race course."
HEROES IT THE BrRENST.—Eggs have ) been
tilled with whiskey and shipped in barrels.
now a certain woman sports !mita percha
breasts, filled with old Bourbon of best qual
ity and greatest, ago. From these the sol
diers quaff copious draughts.
SD IGNORANT are some of the English pea •
santry that they took the recent earthquake
for`a sign that the world was coming to an
end, and immediately packed up to emigrate
to America to avoid the impending calamity.
TuE avaricious man is like the barren,
sandy ground,in the 'desert, which sucks - in
all the rain a-id dews with greediness, but
yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the be
nefit of others.
Tom MoonE"ectinpared love to potato,
"because it shoots from the eyes." "Or
rather," exclaimed Byron, "because it be
comes less by paring."
'Ai Irish lady bought n lot of postage
stamps,' and for safe keeping, stuck, them Oil
the wall, and," said slip µ 3ivil a One ov
them 9duhl I get ‘ offni-xt morning."
THERE. is, no 'readier way •for a man to
bring. his own worth
_into question than - by
endeavoring to detract from the Worth of
I 1
other men.
Dr E. A. POLLARD, kaitor Richmond Examiner.
1 Vol. Sroi 4 1 6-pages; Diuth, $2.00. With authentic
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reach all Schcailif. will send the VISITOR one year gratis
to one person (who will act as Agent) at any post tare
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Address, with firo_centa enelo.c , .f r particulars, •
J. W. DAUM-JAL/AY. Publisher,
dec2il-2fl 1308 Chlestnut St..
BASH.—DR. N.:-CIILOSSE,R. Odle still at his real ,
iglei, on EAST MAIIRET sTittier. near. the Franklin
Railroad. Dentistry in up it,s brunettes attended towith
all the modern Improvements. 'laving published to
this community for utore thio two years. that teeth on
Amber k In every way CHFIA DER AND ll IiTT ER than
teeth on all . other materia4 I e.nnld say that I still see
no reason to change my ophilon.-for there are man) per
sons In Chantheklalrg mid: virinfty for whom I have
inserted teeth on AMBER Whocau testify to their !wipe
rim. nterit. - ,
N.B. All work warranted to give no
charge. Teeth extracted *Malta pain with perfect
gatety,without talcum Chita - 016ml. For fel they* infor•
oration exil at the of Rune 17,1863.
frlli.. W. W. BCELOSSER, Surgeon
.Dentie.—The undersigned has removed his Office
rum the 41anelon Douse to the residence of Mr John
Noel. Northwest corner of the Diamond, and Immedi
ately opposite the Franklin Hotel. Office on the so.
cond floor—entrance through the passage, to the right
as you ascend the stairs:
June IL 1863. _ - W. W. 411LOSSED,
EMOVAL.'--Dr. T. K. REID - , Den—
eat, line removed hie o fficefrom the corner& the
Pull is Spode, where he prsictißed so many yerirt. tothe
corner of Main end Queen Iftrect e , above Wm. Ileyser'e
Dru g Store.Chrfruberibur g , whote he will be pleased
to receive the calla of blefrlonde. [Junel7,lB63:
and Dealers in
• No. 434 North Third Street, Philadeinbia.
Leather. Sumac and Skins. bought or eold on Commis
-6ioll. Advances made. on Convignments. • [deed dm)
tiutice IR hereby git ( 4l that the nutlei signed hart
this day entered into partnership, in the Cosh-Making
buNinees. In all It s various brituuber. ni•der the name of
Paint & Foltz. -Thu said firm will do business at the
stand lately occupied by P. henry Peite-r and
would respouttailysiolicil a continuance of the Pablic
paltutittge.L . P.ILENRY P.MYYL,R,
Nov.o - ,1881, b:c.FOLTZ
4 1,rult#tua.
Lb. : ItOE'S.T ST tigx- -, :c . R.,E A PEAT Pill C.R. --
The undersigned ean aesure the Public, and doe els %ft.
cessful eArntradietion, that his recent purchases In tlik
-Easter° citiesenables him toafTer_ •)ne of flop largeet
most attractive melt of
At the Pail and Winter &own of 16E3-4 to be_ l'onik,
in any sindlareatabUstment ttiis suction. ivtAr Jr%
Made in the very best 3tyleand at the lowest prtes- •
GENTLEMEN'S run's-wino GOODS, - -
Stich as Shirts," Drawers, Collars. Cravat*;
Ilandkerchiefs t dce.otc. Speed! attention is called -
thi EDspartment.
I would invite an -Examination of my Stork of •
Cloths. Kessenners .Vestiugs, le., which -1 1 rdann
upon special orders.
wouldbeg to say tna . t.,,my Goods are manufactured
under my own supervision and by the very, beat worts,.
men.. .My present stock i 9 tho most ex tensivelhale-yet
had in store and I respeciluily ask my fan. de and e
Public to give me a call before purchasing ilseet te a.
Ridnember the old Stand. , J. T. 11.04KINSON. , •
Franklin lintel Building.
Corner of the Diamond and West Market Street„
Oct- 7.Chambersbnrg. Be,
_ -
• watt timer of the DIAMOND, nes; door to th•
ante. CH AMBERSBURG, bee ii-st retnrned in mth i
City with a large stock of superior and seasonsb
JEAN', CORDS. k e.: for Coats. and TELYET;‘, SATIN
.51 4.ltisElLLES.eind other Yestiogs. Also—a very Itiiiii
selection of READY-MADE CLOTIIIING. which lag ,
prepared to sellat the very lowest market prises. r -
CUSTOMER IVORK.—As he employ s a tirst-rate en,- -
ter, he is prepared to make np all kinds of (: amen ts:
for Men and Boys, to order,in the best styles. Salle
(action will be guaranteed, . '
A large assortment ot GE'S TI.P.I4EN'F FtrAitll3Bll.o 011VM.
Inch ns Shirts. Drawers. Collars. Ilandkei
penders.Carpet Bags. Umbrellas. &c.. Alwayecot
hand, Give him acaG and save money. [done 17.'014
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No. 6 tt 7 North 'Sixth Street, Philadelphia.
Silk,nerino and cat torittndrr Ski tr t a ni,d Dra wers.rlea
vats. Scarfs.Oloves,ltansTkorchiefs, &c. Shirts: WrapP** ,
and Dress Stocks made to order by messnrement, and
warranted to give satisfaction.
Orders may beteft with S. S. StTrocs,Cbrunberstavik.
sep, 23
No. 9do Arch &rect. Philadelphia. Th.
11:aving received n lihoral ahare of patronage from Chttut
biwalturg and vicinity, we are encouraged to aak
'more. The excellence of our goods and out work. said
the care we take to give entire satiefaction is a engleiesta
guarantee that we value our reputation.
nov 11, 61.1-ly R.STOZ4 , do 811 CallEll,-
*anterg t 3Parneoo, PVer
JO dies. Ikidlea, Harness, Collarit,Trunks, Valises."
sign of the HORSE COLLAR.
JEREMIAH OYSTER respectfully returnebie Outwits
to hie potions for the liberal encouragement rereistail
from them heretofore.and be would invite them aindtliat
community generally, who may need any thing - in hitt
line, to giro him a cal) at his OLD STAND*, on the East
aide of Main Street. Chataberalnarg„ live dbore South of
lluber &Tolbert's Hardware Store, where he keepa
etantly on hand every variety of SADDLERY ANI
HARNES.S. of his own M.tnitfacture. and he is prepared
to sell thesame at terms that defy competition. Ettecw
articte offered f.,r wile is warranted to be made of tft,
.best material and by competent workmen.which will Ds
frilly demonstrated on an examination thereof.
TRUNKS AND VALISRS.--lie would tile() call
attentionnf persons wanting good, neat, cheap and
sulistanial Trunk or Valise, to his assortment.
June 17. '63
UFACTORY.—The undersigned would respectfully
announce to his friends and the public generally, thilk
be has taken the SADDLE', AND If AIINESS SIIOP los
merly carried on by Matthew-Gtllao, decM. on WEN,
MARKET STREET, near th e Conacolheugtm Creek. to
.the Borough,of Chrunbersburg, where ho manufact uses
Saddles. Bridles and Lltirness,and has constantly on hated
an excellent assortment of Collars. Whips,
Ile employs none bit the beet of Workmen, mid 'mile •
.struCts all work from tho best material. TRUNK: , and
ALISES constantly on hand. all of which will he sold e•
cheap as the cheapest. A coutinnatwo of the for Mer
tronage of the most respectfully solicited.
June 17, 63 JAMBS B. GILLAN;
WHIPS ! 11 7 1111 1 8 'fr-
TVIISTAN SAILLITO 4" - SON, corner of Main - and
Washington Streets. Chamhersburg. Pa., mannfsetnt en,
of all kinds of WHIPS. such as Wagon- Carriage awl
Riding Whips of various sizes and of superior quality,
which they offer io the public, either by Whole.esh , or
Retail. at very moderate prices. LASHES of all lengths
kept constantly on hand and forsale Fy the dozen very
cheap. They also manufacture superior 001.-
LAWS. to which they invite attention.
Ordere from a distance.solicited and promptly attend
ed' to 411411,T:3.
TEHS,and anything in the Leather line beln»g/nx
to the Saddler's business.aleatys on 1171114-81111 mole to nit
der, and on reasonable terms itt lieiltDON:S, opposite
the Indian Qneen Hotel. - Main et.
Cri H. G 0 R D-0 N—successor to
J. ntranALOoßDON—gives notice to hts customers
and others. that he is still et the OLD STAND, oPlu
the Indian Queen 'flute'. nitin street;Chianbeisbnik LS.
RUTS. SPURS, thich he will sell cheap for casiner
peel trade.
notice, on reasonable tempi; by C. H. 013.11 1 0,r
le vites hi' frlendp , to come to Nee him.
ti & H. T. ANTHONY,
j -
• . Manufacturers ce:Phntogritphic Materiels
601 Broadwa. York
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Our Catarogne now embraces considerably over Prom
Thousand ditrrrentilubjects (to which additions are vote.
tine:l.lly being mtido) or , Portraits of EminentAmerics' sae
etc., viz:
72 1-Iz , !or-41rnerale, 525 Stalest:an, '
100 Itrign , iier•Oenerals, - 127
2: 0 ll6 Authors,
84 Lientenant.Coldnels 30 Artiste, = -
207 Other 011irers, 112 - Stage,
60 Navy (Aileen+, 46 Prominent NPonsen,
147 Prominent Foreign Pm-trails. '
- 2,500 °Tics qt Works of Art,
Inclu 110 eprodnetions of, the mat celebratral Monroe
ince. Paintinge.Stablei. &c.. Catalogue' sent oa trabrta
of tan l P. An order for One Dozen Pictures from
Catalogue wilt be filled on receipt of 31.b0, sod nen!. by
mail free.
Of these we manufacture a great vriety, ranging to
price from 50 cents to $5O each.
Our Albums have the reputation of being superierts
bounty and durability to any others, The smaller kind
can be sent safely by mail at a - postage of Six cents per
oz. A
The more expensive can be gent by express.
We also keep a large assortment of •
Ohreatalogue of these will be sent to any address, es
receipt of Stamp. - •
B. &H. T. ANTONY, • '-
Manufacturers of Photographic Material, ,
-Broadway, New York. •
Friends or relatives of prominent military- nt'ieir will
confer a favor by - sending us their Ilktnesdto cote.
The', will be kept caretuby and returned uniejated„
Fine Albums made to order for Congregations to trir
-sent tat heir Pastor, or for other purposes. with snitabii
inscriptions o te. fort 19-6.11%.,
Loot, g etoion ant *tratelt.
rlk ° ' REWARD.—StoIen from the
pasture field of the subscriber, • on tridaj
night the 7 tit inst.,4 Wiles easi`of Cluunbersturgen urn
Gettysburg Pike, a large Black Ilorno,t years old; ewe
novel in the lett shoukler, but does not go lame; walk.
mall in barness or under the eaddlo.--alie above restart
all be p.sid for - any Information leadfug to the recosciry .
urtbe horse by ANDBEWI.J. LOCRBAV*.
aug 1.2