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I WOULD RATIIER BE RIGHT Til AN PRESIDENT. Hks by Clay.
LIST OF IOST OFFICES.
I W (Mas.
Joseph S Mardis,
John J. Troxell,
M. C. M Cajrue,
J. M. Christy,
II. A. Hoggs,
Andrew J. Ferra!
G. W. Bowruan,
I). M Colgan,
Miss M. Gillespie
iiirnciiES, mixistcks, &c.
Presbyterian Rev. D. Harbison, Pastor.
J'reachinir every Sabbath morning at 101
k dork, and in the evening at 0 o'clock. Sab
t.uh school at 9 o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet
Juz every Thursday evening at 1 o'clock.
1 M'ilvulixt Kpiscop.il Church Rev. J. Shake,
freacher in charge. Rev J. M. Smith, As
sistant. Preaching every .Sabbath, alternately
1') oYlock in the morning, or 7 in the
'cuing. .Sabbath School at y o'clock, A. M.
J'raver meeting evcrv Thursday evening at 7
WdcU Independent Rev. Ll. R. Powell,
tor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at
j o'clock, and in the evening at G o'clock.
bbatli School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer
tting on the first Monday evening of each
p. ttith; and on crery Tuesday, ihursday
i.iJ r riday evening, excepting tue nrsi wecK
a e;uh month.
Calrinittic Mtlhoilist Rev. JoiIS WlLLIAMS,
a,tr. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
sad 6 o'clock. Sabbath School at 10 o'clock,
jL M. Prayer meeting every Friday evening
i 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evening
It 7 o'clock.
Disciples Ukv. Wm. Lloyd, Pastor Prcach-
Z efery Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock.
Particular Jlaptists Rev. David Jenkins,
fdstor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
cVl'ii k. Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M.
f Cathidic Rev. M. J. Mitchell. Pastor.
tsrvices every Sabbath morning at 10J o'clock
:il Vespers at 4 o'clock in the evening.
K I! ESS II rate 31 AILS.
fcuteni, daily, at 11 J o'clock, A. M.
JVesUrn, at 11 " P- M.
M AILS CLOSE,
jastern. daily, at 5 o'clock, P. M.
JVesterti. '" at CI " A. M.
taThe Mails from Bntler.Indiana.Stronca-
luwn, arrive on Tuesday and Friday of
ach week, at 5 o clock, r. A..
T.f-ir n,..nil.i.rir nn MltnilftV and ThllTS-
cavs, at 7 o'clock, A. M.
r(V- r he Mails from Newman's -Mills, tar-
oiltown, kc, arrive on Monday and Friday of
M-h week, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ebensburir on Tuesdays and Satur-
Cavs, at 7 o clock, A.
Post Office oien on Sundays from 0
o lu o'clock, A. M.
RAILROAD SiCISCDl LC.
IVest Express Train, leaves at
I " Mail Train,
fcsst Express Train
' Fast Line,
10.00 A. M
6.30 A. M.
( oixTi orncEiis.
Just's of the Courts. President, Hon. Geo.
5vlr( Huntingdon ; Associates, GeorgeW.
-aslcy? Richard Jones, Jr.
1 rothonotary. Joseph M Donald.
Clerk to J'rothonoiary. Robert A. M'Coy.
Register and Recorder. Michael llasson.
I)t2uhj llcij'vtter and Recorder. John Scan
SheriJ. Robert P. Linton.
J)'puty Sheriff. George C K. Zahm.
Jhttrict Attorney. Theophilus L. Heyer.
County Commissioners. John Rearer, Abel
loy.l. David T. Storm.
Clerk to Commissioners. George C. K. Zahm
Counsel to Commissioners. John S. Rhey.
Treasurer. Georcre J. Rodeers.
J'eor House directors. William Palmer,
?avid O II arro, Michael M'Guire.
J uor House Treasurer. George t. K. Aalim
Poor House Steward. James J. Kaylor.
ilerrantile Annraiser. Francis Tierncy.
Auditors. Uecs J. Lloyd, Daniel Cobaugh,
County Surveyor. Henry .Scanlan.
Coroner. Peter Dougherty.
Ruverintendent of Common Schools. S. B.
Justice 4f the Peace.
David II. Roberts,
Ilunjess. John D. Hughes.
Town Council. Andrew Lewis. Joshua D
arrish. David Lewi. Richard Jones. Jr.. M.
Clirk to Council. James C. Noon.
li'jrou.jh Treasurer. George Gurley.
Wtiyk Master. 1avis k Lloj'd.
School ir.T.ri. VI 1. M'Cacue. A. A
;arker, Thomaa M. Jones, Reese S. Lloyd,
juward (Jlass. William Davis.
Treasurer of School Hoard. Evan Morgan
Constable. George Gurley.
Tax Collector. George Gurley.
A ,r .Richard T. Davis.
Jih)c of Election. David J. Jones.
EBENSBURGr, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1859.
Tlie Call.-o la Poe.
BY BOLUS VILLIIAGS, M. D.
Last night, as I lay dreaming,
Dreams with joyous features teeming,
Came a rap upon my door ;
First a rap and then a roar f
Up I rose, all full of wondering,
Quick I heard a sort of blundering;
Then there came an awful thundering
Cracking, smashing in my door,
As if old Beelzebub had risen,
And his wrath on me wou d pour
Ah ! that night I'll think of evermore !
Then my heart began its beating,
And I thought of fast retreating,
But no exit could be found ;
So I firmly stood my ground
Stood my ground, and stared around.
And now, to ferret out the hash,
I at the window made a dash,
And quickly upward threw the sash
"Who's there? What's wanting? I im
plore," "Want the Doctor! nothing more."
Then, my breast with sadness filling.
And my blood with horror chilling.
Again I asked, what is the matter?
That you make such awful clatter
At this dismal time of night,
When not a star appears in sight?
Do you think that this is right?
Pray excuse me, I implore,
Quoth the comer "Nevermore I"
But I'm sick my3elf, too sick for riding,
And fain at home would be abiding;
The patient is not very low,
If he was, I'd surely go
Go to see him, friend or foe.
But my head is thumping aching,
And my nerves, unstrung, are shaking
All o'er me now, I feel a quaking;
So go thy way, I do iniplwre,
Yelled the comer "Nevermore !"
But the road is long and dreary,
And I feel fo very weary,
I will go, all weather scorning
Scorning, if you'll wait till morning ;
With choicest "yarbs," my bags I'll fill,
And cram them well with "bole and pill,"
Bole and pill for every ill ;
So leave me now, I do implore,
Bawled the comer "Nevermore I"
Then I said, the Devil get you,
And the imps of Hades beset you
No mercy may they show to you,
Since you did me thus pursue
Ah ! this night you'll surelj- rue!
Where's my "bags?" O, curse all physic !
Hope the inventor choked with phthisic
Died for want of breath, the "skeesick!''
A "squally time" for mc in store,
(Jo, I must, Forecermore.
Col. Fremont's Mines.
I have stated that I spent most of
Wednesday iu an examination, under Col.
Fremont's guidance, of the mines he is
working in ttear Valley, and of the mills
in which he reduces the rock and separ
ates the gold. I usually observe carefully
the rule which enjoins reserve when
addressing the public respecting matters
of purely personal and private concern,
but there are circumstances in the case of
Col. F. which seem to justify a departure
from the general usage. Chosen three or
four years since the standard-bearer of a
new politcal organization in an exciting
contest, and exposed because of that choice
to a torrent ot personal detamation wiucn
not merely impeached his integrity as a
man and his fidelity as a public servant,
but sought to divest him at once of his
uanie, his religious faith and even of his
native land, I believe there are many
thousands of Republicans who cherish for
Col. Fremont a personal regard and affec
tion which renders them profoundly so
licitous with respect to his good or evil
fortune. It is for this class only that I
write the following:
The public are generally aware that Col
F. purchased from a Mexican at an early
dav a larse tract of grant or wild Moun
tain land laying among the foot hills of
the Sierra Nevada, called by tne Mexicans
Los Maraposas (the Uuttertly), after a wild
flower known about here. It is known
also that this tract was some years after
discovered or presumed to be rich in gold
the first piece of rich vein stone hav
taken out bv the proprietors own
hand. It is further known that all
maimer of difficulties and obstructions
won intornosed to defeat the conhnnation
of the grant under which Col. F. holds
his title, and that a protracted and most
pvnonsivft litigation was thus forced upon
him. Meantime the property was wholly
unproductive that is, to its owner and
the most mviung poruoua in nci.
clutched by squatters, who claiinca, a
they still claim, a right to dig its soil into
utterly worthless chasms and hears in
quest of gold, to cut down its timber and
feed of its grass at their own discretion.
leaving to the fortunate owner only the
privilege of paying the taxes, which, un.
dcr the management of public affairs by
officers politically and personally hostile
to iiim, nave been swelled to no less than
1G,000 per annum his taxes, remember,
on an estate which every body used or
wasted as they saw fit, and which was
yielding him no income whatever. For
the feeble efforts at quartz-mining made
in his behalf in his abscencc in the ab
sence, too, of all successful experience in
acli mining, only served to involve him
still more deeply in debt, which was furth
er swelled by unfortunate agencies and
busiuess connections, until an aggregate
of his liabilities on account of this prop
erty can hardly have fallen short of half a
Such were the circumstances under
which he determined, in 1857, to return
to his California estate, and here, sur
rounded by his family, devote all his time
and energies to its improvement and ren
ovation. In the spirit of that determina-
tion he has since lived and labored, rising
with the lark, and striving to obtain a
complete knowledge and mastery of the
entire business, taking more and more
labor and resonsibility on his own should
ers as he felt himself able to bear it, un
til he is now manager, chief engineer,
cashier, accountant, and at the head of
every other department but that of law
for which he finds it necessary still to rely
on professional aid. And his mines are
at length becoming productive and profi
table. His first (steam) mill, near his
dwelling, runs eight stamps nis;ht and
day, his second, (water) mill, three miles
distant, on the Merced, at the north end
of his estate, runs twelve stamps, also con
stantly; and the two arc producing gold
at the rate of at least 250,000 per annum
at an absolute cost, I am confident, of not
more- than 8150,000. Of course he needs
all the profits if not more, to extend and
perfect his works, having already a much
larger water, mill nearly ready to go into
operation besides that on the Merced, iu
which he expects, I believe to run, fifty
six stamps, and he hopes to have one hun
dred in all, running before the close of
1800. With that number, I believe, he
would be able, by giving his constant per
sonal attention to the business, aided by
faithful and capable assistants, to realize
a net profit of at least 810,000 per week,
which would very soon clear him of debt,
and leave him unincumbered in the ow
nership of perhaps the finest miningprop
erty in the world.
Still the Spanish proverb "it takes a
mine to work a mine," is exemplified in
his case as in others. A large additional
investment is needed to render his proper
ty as productive as it might be. For in
stance, he has just contracted for the
transportation of 30,000 tons of vein-stone
from his great mine to his mill on the
Merced (barely a mile and a half down
hill) for?G0,000. One half of this sum
would construct a railroad from the heart
of the mine down to the floor of the mill,
and take down this amount of rock, leav
ing the railroad and 30,000 clear again.
But he must have the rock at once, while
the railroad would require time and a
heavy outlay of ready cash. A Roths
child would build the railroad forthwith,
and save 40,000; but Col. F.not being yet
a Rothschild, whatever he tr ay in time
become, must bide his time.
His great mine, though not the richest
is probably the most capacious in Califor
nia. Its thickness varies from eight to
thirty-eight feet I believo it is in one
place sixty-feet wide. It is infactacliff
or pyramid of gold bearing quartz inclosed
in a mountain of slate a mountain deeply
gashed and seamed in various directions
by the water courses which run down it
to the Merced. These ravines, this riv
er, aided by proper engineering, obiviate
all the usually heavy, often ruinous ex
pense of pumping; the mine, properly
opened, will not only clear itself of water,
but the vein-stone may be easily run out
on incline tram-roads, instead of being
hoisted to the surface through shafts by
an enormous outlay of power. Then the
width of the vein obviates all necessity
for dead work, save in sinking shafts and
running up adits, the princinal work is
rather quarrying than mining; and there
can be no apprehension that the vein will
give out or grow poor, because it has al
ready been tested at its various out-crops
to a depth of fifteen hundred feet, and
is richer at the bottom than near the top,
where it has mainly been worked to this
time. I have no doubt that there arc
10,000,000 in this mine above water lev
el that is, the level of the Merced
and, that, though the yield of gold thus
far has fallen rather below $20 per tun,
it may, even at that rate, bo mined at a
net profit of at least one-fourth of the
Col. x1. is confident that his present
works do not separate half the gold con
tained in the rock, and that, by the use
of the new amalgamators he is about to
apply he will double his weekly produce
without an increase of cost. This con
viction is founded on chemical experiments
and tests, which seem to leave no doubt
of the fact that the additional gold is in
the rock, but whether the means of ex
tracting it have yet been discovered, re
mains to be seen. At all events, I feel
assured that the productiveness of these
works will increase much faster than their
expenses, so long as Col. F. shall devote
himself to the management so entirely as
he is now doing. In the hands of agents
and attorneys they would probably become
again what they once were and what all
quartz mining works managed at second
hand have been. II. G.
Assist your wives in making home hap
py preserve the heart you have won.
When you return home from your daily
avocations, do you nnd your habitation al
luring ? Do not sit down in a corner si
lent and sullen, with clouded brow and
visage repulsive. Meet -our beloved with
a smile of joy and satisfaction take her
by the hand.
Never indulge in coarse, harsh or pro
fane words, lhese to a woman of refine
ment, of delicate and tender sensibility,
are exceedingly disgusting and tend to
grieve her spirit. Let the law of kind
ness dwell upon your lips; write it upon
the table of your heart. Modesty and
virtue are gems of peiceless value ; keep
them polished like burnished gold.
Husbands be exceedingly cautious nev
er to say or do any thing that will tend
to mortify the feelings of your wives in
company. Here, if possible, show them
more marked attention than when alone.
(Jive jour wives to understand that you
esteem them above all others; make them
your confidants; confide in them, and they
will confide in you; confidence begets con
fidence, love begets love, and sweetness
Above all sympathise with the wives of
your bosom in the hour of affiction. Re
joice with them wheu they rejoice, and
weep with them when they weep. Who,
if not a bosom companion, will wipe from
the check the tailing tear of sorrow;
Finally, husbands, remember that death
will soon sever the connubial chord!
When you behold her with whom you
lived, and toiled, and wept, and rejoiced,
cold, lifeless, laid in the coffin.
"Think of the happiness, so deej and tender,
That filled thy heart when wandering by her
Think how her faint smile bad power to ren
The darkest moment one of love and pride
And now that this frail form in death grows
A sweet calm rapture fills the parting hour,
That though art with her, though a sad be
A witness of the dear Redeemer's power."
Will j ou then regret that you studied always
to promote her happiness? that the law of love
and kindness dwelt on her lips evermore?
Oh, think, and be note her ministering angel
Frontier ui me Alio c; ramie in a
state of War.
New Orleans, Nov. 12. The Delta,
of this city, publishes a letter, dated Cor
pus Christi, Nov. 7, which says that it is
almost certain that the town of JJrowns
ville has fallen into the hands ofCortinas
The Mexican flag Mas flying four miles
above the town.
All communication has been cut off.
The entire population on both sides of
the Rio Orande were in arms, with the
intention of exterminating the Americans,
and reconquering the country to the Col
The news is confirmed by the affidavits
of citizens of Cameron county, who were
obliged to fly lor their lives
Another affidavit says the frontier of
the Rio (i ramie is in a state of war.
Cortinas is sustained by the Mexican
Karncst appeals are made for aid by
Eighty men were advancing to the re
lief of Brownsville, but they will have
to encounter seven hundred of Cortina's
Colonel Robert E. Lee succeeds Gener
al Twiggs in the command of the millitary
department of Texas.
JCS?nc that cannot forgive others breaks
down the bridge over which he must pass
himself; for every man hath need to be
Fourth of July Oration.
As a counterpart to the "Model Speech,"
which will be found in the same column
of "Our Newspaper," the following Fourth
of July Oration, furnished to the Cleve
land IMaindealer, by "Artemas Ward,"
the quaint Western humorist, will be read
Suns: I send herewith a synopsis of
the skedj-ule of my orashun on the 4th
of J uly, at Wethersfield. Pleas korrcct
the spelhn and punktooate it in proper
stile. I spoke 2 hours, and was ninetv-
six minit.s passin a givin pint. There
was between two hundred persons present,
who open mouth and closed eyes listened
to me with Btrick attenshun. A. W.
The oration itself is a perfect gem, and
one of the best things that "Artemas"
has yet gotten off. We subjoin an extract
or two. After tcic usual apostrophe to
the Goddess of Liberty, he says:
"I haint time to notis the growth of
Ameriky from the time the Mayflower
cum over in the 1 lignra and browt Ply-
mouth Rock with them, but every skool
boy nose our kareer has been tremenjis.
You will excuse me if I dou't prase tho
erly settlers of the Kolonies. Peeple
which hung idiotic ole winiin fur witches,
burnt holes in Quaker's tongues, and con
signed their feller-critters to the tredmill
and pillery on the slightest provoki:shun,
may have been very nice lolks in their
way, but I must confess I don't admire
their stile, and will drop them all, I spose
they ment well, and as in the novel and
tecum langwidgc ot the nuspapers, "peas
to their ashis." There was no diskount
hewever, on them brave men who fit,
bled, and died m the American Revolu
shun. We needn't be afraid of setting
them to steep. Like my Show, they will
stand a heap of praise
"I see much to admire in New England
Your gals in particular are abowt as snug
bilt peaces of Caliker as lever saw. They
air fully equal to the corn-fed gals of
Ohio and Injianny, and will make the
bestcst kind of wives. It sets my buzzum
on fare to look at em.
Be still, my sole, be still,
& you, Hart, stop cuttin' up !
Which aficctin1 lines is either from the
pen of Governor Morril of Maine, or
Doctor Watts, and Idisrcmember whitc-h
1 like your skool houses, jour meetin
houses, your enterprise, guuipshun &c.,
but your favorit bevrige I despise. I al
lude to New Fnglan Rum; it is wus nor
the kind of whiskey of Injiany, which
eats threw stun iuirs and will turn the
stomach of the most shiftless hog.
"I seldom seek consolashun in the
flowing liole, but the other day I wurrid
down some of your Rum. The fust glass
indoosed me to swear like an infooriated
trooper. On takin the secund glass I
was seized with a desire to break winders,
and after imbibing a third glass I knockt
a small boy down, pickt his pocket of a
iNcw lork Ledger, and wildly commenced
readin of Sylvanus Kebbs last Tail I
verily do blceve that if I'd histid in an
other glas, I shood have been desperit
cnuffto attack the Mount Vernon Pa
pers. "Its drcfful stuff a sort of licwid lite
nin got up under the personal svpervision
of the devil tears men's inards all to
peaces, and makes their noses blossom as
the Lobster. Shun it as wood a wild hy
enna with afire brand tied to his tale, &
while you are abowt it you would do a
fust rate thing fur yerself and everybody
abowt you by shunnin all kinds of intox
icating lickers. You dou't need 'em no
more'n a cat needs 2 tales, sayin nothin
abowt the trouble and sufferin they cawse.
Rut unless your inards arc cast iron void
New Englan's favorit Rum.
"My friends Ime dun. I tear myself
away from you with tears in my eyes and
and a jdeasant odor of Onyuns abowt my
close. In the langwidge of Mr. Cattcr
line to the Rumuns, I go but perhaps I
shall cum back agin. Adoo, pcple of
Wethersfield. Be virtoous & you'll be
BSy "My dear," said an anxious father
to his bashful daughter, "I intend that
you shall be married, but I do not intend
that you shall throw yourself away on any
of the wild, worthless boys of the present
day- You must marry a man of sober
and mature age ; one that can charm you
with wisdom and good advice, rather
than personal attraction. What do you
think of a fine, intelligent, mature hus
band of fifty?" The timid, meek, blue
eyed litte daughter looked in the old
man's face, und with the slightest possi
ble touch of interest in her voice, answer
ed, "I think two-of twenty-fire would be
much better, pa."
Yehy Dutch. Two old Dutch neigh
bors in Pennsylvania were proverbially
steady and honest, and they carried en
transactions with their neighbors and each
other for yeans on the plan of ready pay
in cash or barter. But at last the hard
times came and they were obliged to resort
to keeping accounts.
One day they met for settlement, and
after very hard labor and urging, it was
apparent that Hanns owed Yawkub twen
"Y ell, l awkub, how must we settle
him now 1 I'se jrot no monish."
" Yaw, j aw ; never minddat, we can set
tle him mit a notish," said Yawkub, who
prided himself on doing business at the
"O, yaw mit a notish j veil, den, you
"Dat ish nit right," said Yawkub ; you
owes me de monish ; you writes de notish,
I sign him, dat ish de way."
So Hanns set about it and produced the
Westmoreland kounty I owish Yawknb twen
ty dollars for 6ettle up when I hash no mon
ish to pay him. Signed, YAWKUB.
Then arose an unforeseen difficulty.
Who ought to keep the note ?
It was finally decided that Hanns ought
to keep it for how else would he know
how much he owed Yawkub.
In due time when Hanns, the debtor,
got money he paid up, and this raised an
other puzzling question, and ended in the
conclusion that Yawkub must take the
note in his keeping, so that he would know
that Hanns had paid the mouey.
Good Advice to Young Women.
Trust not to uncertain riches, but prepare
youi selves for every emergency in life.
Learn to work, and be not dependant
upon servants to make your bread ; sweep
your floors and darn your own stockings.
Abo c all things do not esteem too light
ly those honorable young men who sustain
themselves and their aged parents by the
work of their own hands, while you caress
and receive into your companj- those lazy,
idle popinjays, who never lilt a finger to
help themselves as long as they cau keep
body and soul together, and get fundssufii
cient to livejin fashion. If you are wise,
you will look at this subject in the light
we do, and when you are old enough to be
come wives you will prefer the honest me
chanic, with not a cent to commeuce life,
to the fashionable loafer, with a capital of
ten thousand dollars. Whenever we hear
remarked "Such a young lady married
a fortune," we always tremble for her
future prosperity. Riches left to children
by wealthy parents turn out to be a curse
instead of a blessing. Young women, re
member this, and instead of sounding tho
purse of your lovers and examining tho
cut of their coats, look into their habits
and their hearts. Mark it they have a
trade, and cau depend upon themselves
see that they have minds which will lead
them to look above a butterfly existence.
Talk not of the beautiful white skin and
soft delicate hand, the splendid form and
fine appearance of the young gentleman.
Let not these foolish considerations engrosa
Thoughts for Quiet Moments.
How often we have disquieted ourselves
with tho apprehension of evils, which, af
ter all, may never have befallen us! How
often we have indulged in vain hopes and
ambitious speculations, which, if they
have apparently been realized, have, per
adventure, brought with them none of tho
happiness that we had anticipated as their
result. It is likewise a wholesome prac
tice to trace back whatever good we may
enjoy to something, that, at the time might
appear a great trial to us, and yet actually
in. the consequences connected with it,
may have been indiscreetly, with the Di
vine Providence the cause of the very
good on which we are felicitating. We all
are ready enough to complain of our d is
appointmcnts on the other side of tho
question if we were as free to acknowl
edge unexpected good as to murmur at
unexpected evil (if we may speak of any
of the dispensations of Divine Providence
by such an epithet,) we should maintain
a more equal temperature of mind. The
whole 175 volumes of the "Universal
History" would not instruct us so much
on this subject as the history of the thoughts
feelings, and projects of the humblest in
dividnal, impartially related by himself,
for a single twelvemonth. All misfortunes
appear more formidable at a distance than
when we actually come to grapple with
them; "for nothing is so dreadful as it
seems." The clouds that arc the precur
sors of a storm do not appear o
black to us when they hang immediately
over our head as when we see them ri
sing up at the edge of the horizon. It is
better to know the worst than to dread the