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Presbyterian IIev. D. Harbison, Pastor.
reaching everv Sabbath morning at 10i
f .lock, and in the evening at 6 o'clock. Sab
Ir.h School at y o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet
.Z every Thursday evening at 7 o'clock.
I M.:hodist Episcopal Church Itsv. J. iiaxe,
Ireachcr in charge. Ilev J. M. Smith, As
fitant. Preacliing every Sabbath, alternately
: i'.'j o'clock in the morning, or 7 in the
jvening. Sal. bath School at 9 o'clock, A. M.
f raver meeting every Thursday evening at 7
4 Welch Independent Rev. Ll. R. Powell,
f.istor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at
o'clock, and in the evening at 6 o'clock,
lbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer
Ijeting on the first Monday evening of each
fmth ; and on every Tuesday, Thursday
.d Friday evening, excepting the first week
9- each month.
('dhinittic Methodist Rev. Jons Williams,
aitor. I rcachinjr everv Sabbath evemntj at
and 0 o'clock. Sabbath School at 10 o'clock,
M. Praver meetinsr everv Friday eveninir
- 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evening
) l 7 o'clock.
Dis:ip!es Rrv.Wm.Lloyu, Pastor Preach
1 :? every .'Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock.
l'.:r:icu!tr Baptists Rev. David Jenkins,
'-.t r. I'reaching every Sabbath evening at
o'clock. Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M.
J Cuth'Ate Rev. M. J. Mitchell, Pastor.
3 rvi 'eS every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock
-I Vespers at 4 o'clock in the eveninjr.
EIIEXSltL'UU 31 AILS.
'tern, daily, at llj o'clock, A. M.
e-tcrn, " " at 1 1" " P. M.
'ern, dailv, at 5 o clock, P. M.
.tern. " at C " A. M.
53a The Mails from RutlerJndiana.Strongs
vu. ic, arrive on Tuesday and Friday of
:h week, at 5 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburg on Mondays and Thurs
o's, at 7 o'clock, A. M.
Sea" The Mails from Newman's Mills, Car
iitown, &c, arrive on Monday and Friday of
h week, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburg on Tuesdays and Satur
vs. at 7 o'clock, A. M.
fejjr Post Office open on Sundavs from 9
10 o'clock, A. M.
railroad .s iii:ii i.e.
jest Express Train, leaves at 9.45 A. M.
-Mail Train, " 8.43 P. M.
ist Express Train, " 8.24 P. M.
" Mail Train, " 10.00 A. M.
" Fast Line, " 6.30 A. M.
Judges of the Courts. President, Hon. Geo.
yior, Huntingdon ; Ass ociates, George V.
asley, Richard Jones, Jr.
1'rothonolary. Joseph M'Donftld.
H'.gister and Recorder. Michael Ilasson.
Sheriff. Robert P. Linton.
It'puty Sheriff. George C. K. Zahm.
betrict Attorney. Theophilus L. Heyer.
Cunt; Commissioners. John Rearer, Abel
jyd, David T. Storm.
CUrk to Commissioners. George C. K. Zahm.
Counsel to Commissioners. John S. Rhey.
Treasurer. George J. Rodgers.
Pour House Directors. VVilliam Palmer,
avid O'llarro, Michael M'Guire.
Poor House Treasurer. George C. K. Zahm.
F'fjr House Steward. James J. Kaylor.
51 '.reantile Appraiser. Francis Tierney.
Auditors. Rees J. Lloyd, Daniel Cobaugh,
County Surveyor. Henry Scanlan.
Coroner. Peter Dougherty.
F'Wrintenrlent t,f C.e,mmnn R.-hnnTm ?! Ti
f iirAsniRC ixoit. officers.
Justices of the Peace. David H. Roberts,
Vurgtts. John D. Hughes.
Town Council. Andrew Lewis, Joshua D.
irris.h T..i-; t -;. T?;.lmr,l .1
Clerk to- Council. James C. Noon.
Borough Treasurer. George Gurley.
Weigh Masters. Davis & Lloyd.
Sri, r,.f 71. . w ft tfiri 4 4
larker, Thomas M .Tnn Tirpso. S. Llovd.
Jard Glass, William Davis.
treasurer of School Board. Evan Morgan.
Tax Collector Ct-nrirn flnrlpv
wewor. Richard T. Davis.
Judge of Election. David J. Jones.
'pertori B.Tid U. Robart. Daniftl O.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, NOYEMBER 24, 1859.
ORJ GINAL POETRY.
Written for The Alleuhasias.
Let 3le Sleep.
"Let me sleep let me sleep where the wild
And the voice of the sailor grew gentle and
"Let me sleep let me sleep! O! I would
'neath the wave
Find the boon I've been seeking, sweet rest
in the grave."
Soft rippled the blue waves, the white spray
The Sea-bird had long hushed her loud note
All holy the hush 'twas midnight's calm
When the pale King sped forth in hi3 despotic
'Twas the Sailor he took from his home on
And his last words were these "let me sleep !
let me sleep !"
"Let me sleep! let me sleep !" 'twas the voice
of a maid,
As she folded her hands where the long shad
The locust was bearing its clusters of w hite,
The cottage was buried in shadows of night,
The watch dog bayed loud, his welcome was
He knew not he welcomed his master to weep,
lie came but to smooth back the braids of his
But to kiss the pale cheek, ere his loved one
She but whispered "I'm dying alone do
I'm tired I'm weary ! let me sleep ! let me
"Let me sleep! let me sleep!" ah, trouble and
Have placed marks on that brow, once laugh
ing fair ;
The night-lamp burns dim in that chamber
How changed i3 the face siDce long, long ago,
Then a belle, now a uidow! how the slow
hours creep ;
And she turns from the group, who silently
The old fashioned clock marks each hour
Saying, "one, two, three, and she may be dead ;
"O, bury me low where the night shadows
I am weary of earth ! let me sleep let me
"Let me sleep ! let me sleep!" and the fast
Had shrouded the graves where the wild myr
The spire of the church and the low broken
Were vailed in a dress, white as brides ever
"Oh the coffin ! the hearse, the shroud, and
The low waving cypress, the knell and the
All, all&rc for me" and the voice grew low,
"My hair is turned w hite I am longing to go,
The "reaper" has come life's shadow's grow
deep, Fold my arms o'er my heart! let me sleep !
let me sleep !"
"Let me sleep let me sleep! O, how softly
13 beckoning me onward to heaven afar ;
Never to weary of earth, and its light
Never to sicken of want's dark night ;
Never to weep o'er sone graveyard stone,
To have crushing your hearts, the feeling
Oh the whirling snow will cover my grave,
I care for it not tis the boon I crave ;
Oh who would live on in this world to weep.
Go gather ye flowers ; let me sleep ! let mc
B$s A dandy with more beatify than
brains married an heiress, who, although
very accomplished, was by no means hand
some. One day he said to her, "my dear,
as ugly as your are, I love you as well as
though you were pretty."
"Thank you, love," was the reply. "I
can return the compliment, for, lool as
you are, I love you as well as though you
Bgy- The following case of modest as
surance appeared recently in the columns
of the London Times :
"A gentlewoman will return her sincere
thanks to those who will kindly assist in
procui ing a pianoforte."
The renowned Sam Weller once
said, "weal pic is werry well ven you know
it ain't kittens;" which is improved upon
by a Boston printer who asked a friend,
that had just dined on veal pies, if he did
not feel tnewt-iczl.
SElECT 111 I S C ELLA NY
Our A'ational Troyliies.
ly favor of the lightning, the American
people have been informed that lately the
lJishops in attendance on the Episcopal
Convention at Jiiehmond, called on the
President at "Washington, and the Presi
dent exhibited to them a spear taken from
Brown's arms for the invasion of Virginia,
which District Attorney Ould bad brought
him from Harper's Ferry. Doubtless the
President drew a deep moral from this
terrible weapon, and impressed on the
minds of the worthy Bishops the necessity
of repressing ail agitation except that ab
solutely necessary to guard and extend
the divine institution. The President has
certainly founded a museum of implements
and relics of war that, if perfected, will
vie with those at the tower of London or
the Invalides of Paris. We hope that
measures will be taken at once to forward
all the most notable of these weapons and
curious relies to the White House; then
when next the house of Bishops calls on
the President, he will show them in his
national museum in this wise :
Here, Beverend Gentlemen, you see
the two rifles with which Clark aud Gar
dener shot Barber, in Kansas. Barber
was riding quietly along the road, a capi
tal offence at that time, and was --hot in
the back. Clark was my Indian Agent,
and an excellent patriot. It was not cer
tain which killed Barber j but in order to
make sure that justice was done, I appoin
ted Gardener Postmaster at Lawrence, and
Clark Purser in the Navy. That is a copy
of his commission, Gentlemen. Carrying
out the scripture, you see : those faithful
in a few things are appointed over many
"That, Gentlemen, is the cannon taken
from the government arsenal at Liberty,
Missouri, with which Jones and the 31 is
sourians bombarded the town of Lawrence
and battered down the hotel and several
dwellings, after they had pillaged every
thing they could carry off. Here is a copy
of Jones' commission as Collector of Cus
toms. True patriotism will never die,
Gentlemen, while this country rewards
"This, Reverend Gentlemen, is the
knife with which 3Iurphy scalped llopns
a free State man a very dangerous
class, gentlemen : you cannot too much
warn your congregation against this agi
tating clement. This is Murphy's appoint
ment as Agent for the Pottawotamie In
dians, where he can teach them the civil
ized mode of scalping. Virtue is sure to
be rewarded, gentlemen. Bemind your
congregations of that.
" Here you see some of the muske's and
pistols taken from the United States Ar
senal in Missouri, for butchering the Kan
sas settlers. The Canaanites are to be
driven out, Gentlemen. The scriptures
are clear on that point. All means are
lawful, even the seizure of the United
States Arsenals, to put down the agitation.
" J fere, reverend Bishops, is a precious
relic, and a great comfort to a true patriot,
especially in view of the recent wicked
attempt to disturb the family relation, es
tablished by the latriarehs in the sale of
their brother Joseph, by which we have
the comforting assurance that the trailie j
in our blood relations is peculiarly blessed;
this is the hatchet with which Gibson kil
led Frederick Brown, a sou to that mighty
man of valor, before whom the hearts of
the chivalry became as water. With this
weapon he was slain unarmed and a pris
oner. His wife and child were spared
an injudicious humanity toward such a
race. Many good men strove for the
privilege of killing him, but it was given
to Gibson to hack him to death with his
hatchet, even as "Samuel hewed A gag to
pieces before the Lord." You see, Gen
tlemen, how the devout mind is sanctified
by trophies. This lot, gentlemen, will
not be complete until we get the rope
with which the father of this sinful agita
tor, who has been in an unreconciled con
dition since this dispensation on his son,
is hung. Then the mind that is properly
disciplined will be highly edified by tro
phies so full of incident and allusion.
Gibson has not gone unrewarded; in a
government office he shows to a wicked
aud perverse generation that republics are
" I now come, gentlemen, to the choi
cest relic in this collection, and the one
best calculated to inspire patriotic and na
tional emotions. Here in this glass case
are pieces of the caue with which a true
Southern, ardent as a Southern sun, with
an invincible courage and pockets full of
revolvers, walked up to a sitting Senator,
who had indulged in the profanity of free
speech, smote him to the floor and contin
ued beating him till there is hope that
they have silenced his profanity forever.
These are the revolvers and bowic knifes
with which two of the bravest sons of the
South guarded the patriotic deed, to pre
vent interference; and here is an engra
ving of the monument which the admirers
of true heroism in South Carolina are
erecting to her most heroic sou. Future
generations, gentlemen, will judge us by
the monuments we build. I will send you
copies of this engraving for your Sabbath
schools, that the jouthful mind may be
stimulated by the reward of true virtue."
O. S'- Journal.
Lie We u l)i ititvintr Nation?
A Frenchman once said that Americans
were a "nation of one gravy."
Would he have not been nearer the
murk if he had called us a nation of drin
kers ' We drink upou every and all oc
casions. Not water. As a continuous
beverage, water is not remarkably popu
lar. Not water, but sundry and vaiious
spirituous and vinous fluids, whereof the
custom-house officials have never, within
the memory of men now living, had offi
cial knowledge. But we drink, notwith
standing. W e drink, morning, noon and
night. We drink between times. We
drink when we don't want it, in orefer to
have a cargo ou board when we do need
aud want it.
The American drinks his cocktails to
drown his sorrows ; he swallows them be
cause he is joyful; he pours them down
his throat when disappointed in busiuess,
and gorges upon them because he is pros
perous. Friendship" commences over a
julep, aud ends in a smash. Jealousy
broods darkly over the absorption of rum
punch, and meditates suicide, murder or
divorce over the last lingering drop of a
brandy plain. Hope bubbles eternal in
sherry cobblers, and wit effervesces in
champagne. With us for are we not a
nation of drinkers? a bargain cannot be
settled unless it is settled over gin and
sugar. No president, no governor, no of
ficial can be nominated, much less elected,
without the bar-feast of crackers and
cheese and the flow of whiskey. The wel
fare of the nation, the stability of the gov
ernment cannot be maintained without
morning eye-openers, noonday nips aud
midnight night-caps. The goddess of lib
erty could not stand an hour without her
"sinile." The Great Bird can't fly with
out the benefit of a tod. We drink to get
rid of the b!tu$ and drink when we have
not got them, to keep them off. "We drink
when we are dry, and get dry in order to
drink when we are not dry. We drink
to the memory of the departed at funerals,
and drink consolation to the grief-stricken
mourner. The mourners drink the health
ol those who do not mourn, and those w ho
do not mourn driuk because they must
drink. Drink is the fundamental law of
our social system, a part and parcel or! oar
Declaration of Independence, aud the bul
wark of our nation's greatness. "Take a
dnuk '." will soon usurp the place of
I'luiiLnis L'nuni," and a bottle and glass
occupy the bauds of Justice in lieu of the
grocery scales and regulation sword.
iLcLecics of gigantic import are concocted,
war is declared and peace is made, by the
power of statesmanlike brandy and wire
working w hiskey. Our horn of 2'lenty re
solves itself into a horn of "red-eye." We
drink fat Americans. We drink often.
and then drink again, that we may have
an appetite for more drink. The inven
tive genius of the publican is continually
striving to produce new fluidical combina
tions with which to astonish and delight
the nation of drinkers.
The first greeting of a friend to one who
has just returned after a year's absence is
"take a drink ?" and the reply inevita
bly is "well, I don't care if 1 do." And
drink they do. One sociable drink gives
conversation a start; the second round
brings up old times; the third, prospects
of business ; the fourth, sundry anecdotes ;
fifth, more anecdotes ; sixth, maudlin dec
larations of eternal friendship ; seventh,
a desire to drink again ; eighth, and up to
the twentieth a flow of spirits, and "we'll
hie make; hie 'cr, a night of it. Hi,
boys ho, boys hie."
Birth, marriage, and death, all come
and go with a drink.
Surely, surely are we not a nation of
drinkers ? We guzzle and swill, and ab
sorb and soak ; we brandy it, gin it, wine
it, punch it, smash it, whiskey skin it, and
rum it, and rarely water it. The Ameri
can drinker is copper fastened, bolted with
water-tight compartments. The drinks he
swallows in a year would kill, burn up,
eat up and consume a score of Knglish
men. Verily, we say unto you, oh ! dis
ciples of freedom and apostles of the star
spangled eagle you are a nation of drin
kers. You punctuate your speeches, oh !
orator of the people, with a comma cock
tail, a semi-colon brandy, a colon whiskey,
and a period of "high old time."
Some men never get into debt because
no one will trust them.
.The Clerk asked John Brown whether
he had any tiling to say why sentence
should not be pronounced, when Brown
stood up, and in a clear and distinct voice,
I have, may it please the court, a few
words to say. In the first place, I deny
everything but what 1 have all along ad
mitted the design on my part to free the
slaves. I intended to free the slaves. I
intended certainly to have made as clean
a thing of that matter as 1 did last winter
when 1 went into 3Iissouri and took the
slaves, w ithout the snapping of a gun, and
moved them through the country, finally
leaving them in Canada. I desired to
have done the same thing on a large scale;
that was all I intended. I never did in
tend to commit murder or treason, or to de
stroy property, or excite or incite the
slaves to rebellion, aud to make an iuser
rection. I have another objection, and that is,
it is unjust that I should suffer such a
penalty. Had I interfered in the manner
which I admit has been fairly proved for
I admire the truthfulness and the candor
of the greater portion of the witnesses who
have testified in this case had I so inter
fered in behalf of the rich, the powerful,
the inteligent, the so-called great, or in
behalf of their friends, either father or
mother, brother or sister, wife or children,
or any of that class, and suffered or sacri
ficed what I have in this interference, it
would have been all right. Kvery man in
this Court would have deemed it an act
worthy of reward rather than punishment.
This Court acknowledges, as I suppose, the
validity of the law of God.
I see a book kissed here, which I sup
pose to be the Bible, or at least the New
Testament; that teaches me that all thiugs
whatsoever I would that men should do to
me I should do even so to them. It teach
es mo further to remember them that are
in bonds as bound with them. 1 endeav
ored to act up to that instruction. I say
I am yet too young to understand that God
is any respecter to persons. 1 believe that
to have interfered as 1 have done, as I
have always freely admitted I have done
in behalf of his despised poor, was no
wrong but right. Now it is deemed nec
essary that 1 should foifeit my life for the
furtherance of the ends of justice and min
gle my biood further with the blood of my
children, aud with the blood of millions in
this slave country whose rights are disre
garded by wicked, cruel and unjust enact
ment. I am entirely satisfied w ithlhe treatment
I have received on ixty trial. Considering
ail the circumstances it has been more
generous than 1 expected; but I feel no
eoncioasuess of guilt. I have stated from
the lirst what was my intention, aud what
was not. 1 never had any design against
the life ef any person, nor any disposition
to commit treason, or to excite slaves to re
bel or make any general insurrection. 1
never encouraged any man to do so but al
ways discouraged any thing of that kind.
Let me say also in regard to the statement
made by some of those connected with
me. I hear it has been stated by some of
them that 1 have imluced them to join me.
But the contrary is true. I do not say
this to injure them, but as regretting their
weakness. Not one joined me but of his
accord, and the greater part at their own
expense. A number of them I never saw
and never had a woid of conversation with
till the day they came to me, and was for
the purpose 1 have stated now. I have
While Brown was speaking perfect qui
et prevailed. When lie had finished the
Court proceeded to pronounce thestntence
after a few preliminary remarks, in which
he said no reasonable doubt could exist as
to the prisoner's guilt. He sentenced him
to be hung in public on Friday the 2nd
Brown received the sentence with com
posure. The only demoustratiou made
was with the clapping of hands by one
man in the crowd w ho is not a resident of
Jefferson county. This was promptly sup
prcsseel and much regret wasexpressed by
the citizens at this occurrence.
IIoMOii'ATiiic Soup. 3Iany fair hits
have been made at the science, but we do
not recollect on j better than the following
recipe for making lloimvpathic Soup:
"Take two starved pigeons, hang them
by a string in the kitchen window, so that
the sun will cast the shadow of the pigeons
into an iron ot already on the the, and
which will hold ten gallons of water; boil
the shadow over a slow Gre for ten hours,
aud then give the patient one drop in a
glass of water every ten days."
A Dutch Boy, being asked why Jo
seph would not sleep with Potipbar's wife,
replied, after considerable hesitation, "I
schpose he vash not schleepy !"
Ucallugr M'ItU Tiiievcs.
The following true story was told of
Jacob Sheafe, Bsq., a merchant of Ports
mouth, in former times. A man had pur
chased some wool t him, which he had
weighed and paid for, and 3Ir. Sheafe had
gone to the back room to get change fur a
note. Happening to turn his head while
there, he saw in a glass, which swung so
as to reflect the shop, a stout arm reach
up and take from the shelf a heavy cheese.
Instead of appearing suddenly and rebu
king the man for his theft, as auother
w ould thereby losing his custom forever
the crafty old gentleman gave the thief
his change, as if nothing had happened,
and then, under pretence of lifting the
bag to lay it on the horse for him, took
hold of it and exclaimed
"Why, bless me, I must have reckoned
the weight wrontr."
"Oh no," said the other, "you may be
sure you have not, fori counted with you."
"Well, well, we won't dispute the mat
ter, it's so easily tried," said 3Ir. Sheafe,
putting the bag into the scale again.
"There !" said he, "1 told you so; knew I
was right ; made a mistake of nearly twen
ty pounds. However, if you don't want
the whole, you needn't have it; I'll take
part of it out."
"No '." said the other, staying the hands
of 31r. Sheafe on the way to the strings
of the bag, "I guess 1J1 take the whole."
And this he did, paying for dishonesty
by receiving the skim-milk cheese for the
price of wool.
On another occasion 3Ir. Sheafe missed
a barrel of pork. A few mouths after a
man one day asked him the question
"Did j-ou ever find out who took the
pork, 31 r. Sheafe?"
"Yes," was the reply, "you are the fel
low, for none but myself and the thief
knew of the loss."
The fellow was detected by the shrewd
dealer, who possessed the valuable faculty
of knowing w hen to be silent.
She Didn't 31eax That. The Neosho,
3Io., JLsruld relates the following amusin"
incident of a Maying party: "3Iuggins
the ubiquitous Muggins attended a
3Iay day pic-nic this season. Being some
what of a lady's man and good looking
withal, it is not strange that 3Iuggius
should be found at the head and bottom
of all pic-nics, quiltings aud social gath
erings in his immediate neighborhood.
Well, 3iuggins was iu 'clover' the pic
nickers assembled in a beautiful grove, a
short distance from town. What with
dancing, singing aud 'sparking,' the time
passed off unnoticed, aud the shades of
evening were fast approaching. Some
ten or fifteen girls and beys were enjoying
themselves in the play of 'tSeveu King
doms,' etc., and it was agreed to 'wind up'
by kissing round, 3Iuggins to begin the
good work. Now it happened that Sue ,
a bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked lass, w as stand
ing at the extreme end of the row from
where the kissing commenced, and get
ting impatient, not only to start for home,
but also to receive her share of the 'bus
ses she clapped her hands exclaiming:
'Boys, kiss the girls at both ends I' The
yelled outright, the girls giggled,
bue blushed all over, saying "she
t mean that,' and 3Iuriiins hastened
to our sanctum and confidently informed
us of Sue's proposition. After explaining
to the ignorant scamp that Sue meant to
kiss them at each end of the row, we or
dered our devil to kick him out, and for
bid him ever to enter our presence again,
and the last we heard of him he was back
of town a short distance, 'fishing andfisrht
ing,' and hunting turkej's."
Confidence in One's Own Self.
When a crisis befalls you, and the emer
gency requires moral courage and noble
manhood to meet it, be equal to require
ments of the moment, and rise superior to
the obstacles in your path. The univer
sal testimony of men whose experience
exactly coincides with yours, furnishes the
consoling reflection that difficulties may be
ended by opposition. There is no blessing
equal to the possesion of a stout heart.
The magnitude of the danger deeds noth
iug more than a greater etiort than ever at
yeur hands. If )ou prove recreaut in the
hour of trial, 3 ou are the worst of recre
ants, and deserve no compassion. Be not
dismayed or unmanned w hen you should
be bold and daring, unflinching and reso
lute. The cloud whose threatening mur
murs you hear with fear and dread, is preg
nant with blessings, and the frown whose
sternness now makes you now shud
der and tremble, will ere long be succeeded
by a smile of bewitching sweetness and
beuiguity. Then be strong and manly,
oppose equal forces to equal difficulties,
keep a stiff upper lip, aud trust in Provi
dence. Greatuess can only be achieved by
those who tried. The condition of that
achievement is confidence in one's self.