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"AT THE LAST."
[This beautiful poem appeared originally in the
Pittsburg Independent, written on the passage. "Man
goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the
The stream is calmest when it hears the tide,
And Bowers are sweetest at the eventide, •
And birds most musical at the close of day,
And saints divinest .. when they pass.awny.
Morning is lovely, but a holier charm
Lies folded close in Evenings's robe'bf balm.
And weary man must ever love her best.,
For Morning calls to toil, but Night to reit.
She comes from Heaven, and on her wings doth,bear
A holy fragrance, like the breath of prayer; ,
Footsteps of angels follow in her trace,
To shut the weary eyes of Day,in peace,
All things are hushed befortrhor, as she throws
O'er earth and, sky, her mantle of repose:'
There is a calm, a.beauty, and a power
That Morning,hno.ws not,in the Evening hour,.'
"Until the Evening" we Inuit weep and toil, .
Plough life's stern furrow, dig the gaudy soil
Trend with sad feet. our rough and thorny way,
And bear Ihe,heat and burden the, day.,
Oh! when our sun is setting, may we glide,
Like Summer Evening. down the golden tide;
And leave behind us, as we pass away,
Sweet, starry twilight round our'sleeping clay
ADDRESS OF WELCOME.
BY BEV. E ; BIIEI,DE:`,IBAgy
At the reception of the _Nine Months' Soldiers
in Greencastle, Pa., Illay'23, 1863.
Sotatr.us the name of this vast mul
titude, we great you with an earnest welcome
to your homes. =Wiled we call to mind.. the
purpose for which - you left us end'the manner
in which you acquitted yourselves, it is, with
extreme pleasure we now address to you words
of congratulation. •At no -period in all 'the
past has such a contest ever existed *is' that in
which you were engaged. When we lOokinto
history and inquire into the character of . other
• • , • •
wars, we ftnd,,indeett, that rebellion is not, a
new tbiag. Other nations have been necessi
tated to meet it, They have been compelled
to maintain' their authbrity not by . the
diplottosey, but by a resort to
. theyet and stere•
eat nietni. lint, nowhere Can"we tea aie9.
lion whose inception was brised On, such coo'
summate ,wiettedness,.and, whose r ,hope sue,
caws wag girdled by such, mauifestutreacher3r,
theft and falsehood. When the purpose 'for
which other ware were 'undertaken. wilt be
partly forgotten, this one, on , account of its
magnitude, and character, will carry- with , a
freshness' and au immortality that , villVnever
fade. It will .always be remeMbered as the
great rebellion. Nations to the remotest tiwe
will read, ponder and wonder, not only at the
deeds of stupendous valor, written in,thebtood
of Slaughtered martyrs ; but also at the.,egreg- ,
ions fully of those who sought the dismember
ment of- the beat government ever devised:
The impartial record will testify that on the
one side., the struggle was rights,
for governMent and far lei, and on the other
for the establishment„of „despotism and op
pression. On , the,one hand fur -the perpetual:
tion of aocialy.and .religious' privileges, to be
enjoyed with equal freedom "by all biasses; and
on the other hand, foF 'the elevation of a
haughtY wish:Crecy and' the of the
vilest. tyranny. It will then be frankly r ad
mitted that the sons of the north were banded
together "for the purpose of upholding the
integrity of those just and honorable principlea,
which he at the very foundation Of successful
goverrinient, and through the Wisdom'Of which
we were oh ibe march to a national elevation
and grandeur never equalled; while the sons''
of the south were leagued together in a crusade
against the best institutions, the dearest rights
and most sacred privileges. Then it will be
acknowledged that a too lenient government
only unsheathed the sword, when longer for
bearance and tolerance would have become
suicidal—and when the nation was in danger
of being held up to the contempt of the world
as the digger of its own grave, the maker of
its own coffin and the weaver of its own shroud,
in which to wrap and bury her glory from the
sight of man forever.
The question ie now forced upon us whether
we shall have one government, or whether we
shall eventually have ten or twenty,'ocoupying
the same territory now, occupied by these
United States. • Whether we shall bequeath to
our posterity as our forefathers bequeathed to
us, a union untorn, cemented by the bonds of
mutual dependence and mutual interests,; or
whether we obeli bequeath to them a divided
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inheritance, when each one will be compelled
to hold his own share only with bayonets
bristling on every side. Some,'indeed, an
so short sighted as to imagine that it would be
tar better when terms of amity cannot be
maintained to _separate in peace, each one to
follow.their own interest, , independent of the
other,thakto.have this present national' strif e
A. view, which if carriect out; w ,, uld result in
the creation of innumerable difficulties and
vexations. ,Inatead, of having one prosperous
and ; strong nation, we:-would -hat , e a multitude
of small principalities, any amount of bitter
,ruinous contentions: We:can
not., i for moment passively consent- to 'our
disruption : into , a .multitude- ofvfragments.4--
,No one can look -at , the issue fairly and honestly
and remain undecided where , ..lies our honor.
our.aafety and our happiness. . • I
You, soldiers, had no difficulty in your minds ,
totletermine where . you would east 'your aym
pathy and support. • When, nine . months ago,
you voluntarily entered in the service of
your country, you-gave a significant expression
to your feelings and purposes; with a spirit
resolved to do what you could, to 'keep our
.govern went' an - ttebrokbti whiilriadimiFeoiin -
try from devastation. Your resfainded to the
call , of the Chief .xecutivefor.,,3oo,ooo men.
You shouldered your muskeM, and buckled on
your knapsacks, and marched cheerfully when
ever and wherever you Mere • commanded by
your superior officers.
Y i,i‘ shOWed ,by your
valorous deeds and. your -heroic bearing, that
you felt that you were right, and tire.' eonsei•
ousness of this sustained and animated you in
all your fatigues aeddkngers.
In the after years of your life, jthi will have
no occasion to refer bad with regret to your
campaign. your posterity will not be compel :
led to reflect upon- your -deeds, or hear your
name§ mentionedin eminection'iiith them, with
'the crimson blusliof:shaine. When the names
of 'Lee, Jackson, and others ! will always be
associated with what .48 now and ever will be
, arded ittfr ,
rep as mosL mums iii its 'coiteep.
and most cruel in its attempied', execution
those of your military leaders will be associated
with a cause, commendingitself more and more
to the' good judgment and confidende of the
weed. ' ire ales t * of 'del imied` toll dwers
who have .been unsl pre dewfighting
establishment of-a •proud :oligarchy or some:
thing worse,' when 'excited' 'piisSion'hits
Vie '"yed a lObr cause for fele
reproackand,shame ; you, and your companions'
in arms, will have, the proud consciousness that
you were engage&in.iir noble work; and yith,
an eye directed to the Stars and Stripes f l oat
tug unrent, you ear bless. God, that you were.
permitted to aid in, keeping,„ it from being ,
trailed in the dust. Your mission was your
country's safety and your" "country's honor.
You dill yoll'ipari well. The accounts that'
caluolp ps.ct, your operations were such as to
fill us with confidence,in your valor, and your
earnestness. " , ,Your memorable charges at Fred
ericksburp—going -up repeatedly 'to the can-
PQY's mouth—and,,your more recent achieve- I
meets, at. Chancellorville, made' neither your
friends nor your country ashamed of you.---
We honor' you for your work.
'The gallant conuct of the sth corps is, thus
officially recognized by its commander, Gen.
Meade. " I cannot lidequately express the
datisfaction with which I witnessed the ready
and cheerful obedience to all orders by the
troops, of my command. Their submission to
every privation, and sacrifice and exposure,
eight marches through mud and rain, fording
deep streams, using the axe and spade more
than the musket, and yet ready at all times to
go forward and meet the enemy. It is such
good service as this that tries and makes the,
real soldier, and'it is My earnest desire to 'bear
full testimony to the credit acquired by, and
due to the officers and, men of the sth corps."
Tyler's brigade, belonging to this corps, we
find highly complimented for itmcoolness and
bravery- in the last engagement. When the
balls were whizzing thick and fast, and the
shells rushed howling through the air, the
men of this command continued stubbornly to
resist the advanim of the foe; four, separate
and desperate charges were made upon the
enemy, driving him- back each time, and the
position thus gained was held, until, as we are
told, compelled tol retire, only because of
hausted cartridge boxes.
Such a recognition of your services shows Providence.
your heroic daring anti cool determination.-1 Officers of the 126tb, and soldieis of corn
You have gained for yourself a name, inferior, panics B, C, E, and K, we thank you in the
to none, upon that hotly contested field. Penn- !:name of our fellow citizens, for what you have
Sylvania may well be proud of her nine month's dope for our country. We thank you for the
men. They haveleceived no praise they did
I 'protection`yoa gave us when following close
not fully deserve, s and which is not 4 frankly upon the heels of the fue, when invading the
G-REENCASTLE, PA., TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1863.
and honestly accorded to them. We thus feel
assured that the officers and men of the 126th.
have added new lustre'to their names, and re
flected the highest credit upon Franklin coun
ty. One think is no doubt regretted by you,
as well , as by,us all, which is, that you bad not
the honor,. during your,time of enlistment, to
participate in the taking of that citadel of
reason; .to drive from the seat of usurped au
hority its occupant; and to. hoist the banner
of U.nistn and•loyalty, where now• floats vaunt
urgly the ensign of: treachery; This . would
have: been natter of the most earnest con
gratulation-y the crowning excellence of your
campaign, _Though you were denied this ad-
Aitional honor, you nevertheless feel rewarded
the conviction •that you materially aided , in
hastening onAts.red,uction. if you were .:not
permitted: to mount the .forfifications. around
Richmond ; an,d purge than doomed city of its
treason, you aided, at.least in breaking the way
that leads to this,result.
extending to you, in the name of this
community ; our fraternal greeting on your safe
return from ; scenes of - carnage and. of death,
we cannot, fail to be reminded of , the sad fact,
that, some of those who .went with you have
either ,been left. behind, lying buried oh the
field they, so; nobly.,contested or have been'
brought.ihome by their friends to. lay,them
away. among their sleeping .dead. • While our
hearts arc filled with
.gladness, on; account of
your merciful, deliverance,. how is not .that
gladness oppressed by the recollection of their
absence.. goy much more joyous would the
emotions of the soul be if all who left. with
you could„ this day grasp the hand of, their
loved ones, and make their hearts radiant with
the smile of pleasure. But, alas! it is not so.
God in his providence has ordered it otherwise
Gloom and 'farrow has been permitted to,enter
one and another household. How great that
sorrow. Who .can :weigh it or ~ineasure, its
depth. Go to,the mother with . the melancholy.
tidings, that a dearly loved son has fallen in
.the day of battle; he on, whom, she leaned in
her declining years, with strong maternal coufi:
deuce, and what waters of bitternesv are not
stirred up within her soul. Go to the , wife
and tell her that jr, to, whomshehad plighted'
her youthful love, lies buried among the. slain.
he, to whose noble, manhood she: looked: fur
everything that waslionerable and considerate
toward her, and around whose heart had : en..
twined the delicate tendrils .of her wain] ; af
fection, is no more And what a .flood of tears
will testify to the depth of her, anonish. , Tell
fhe fatherless child, old enough to comprehend
the meaning of the lanuuwe Father is
iu battle s , or among the 4iissing, uncertain
whether dead or a prisoner, and the little.heart,
seems ready to break in the agony of its grief.
crying, oh!.my papa, my papa. Yes, there is
grief, deep,,bitter grief, in some of our house
hoids' tilts day. itetoonrner sits silent, think
ing of the brightness of the
,past,, and the
darkness of t.4e present, while the
heart gives utterance to its sorrow in a flood of
tears. I know when you think of your fallen
comrades, drAwn toward each other by your
common dangers and privations, and cherishing
toward each other the feeling of brothers that '
the gladness of the present hour becomes tinged
with a melancholy sadness. Butthey aregone
— 7, they fell, but not ingloriously. Brave and
noble soldiers they, were. Their,work will, be
appreciated, and their memory will bo cherish
ed by a grateful people.
When you , left us we fondly hoped and
earnestly prayed, that you might all , be, spared
to return. In your fatiguing marches, in your
tents or when on the battle field, the kindest
wishes of your friends were with' you. You
were not forgotten. Our daily prayersascend
ed to beaven'fOr your preservation and your
success. Our hopeire to some extent disap
pointed, and our prayers answered, only so far
as divine' wiadom and. goodness has judged
best.. ' God bas'perninted the lives of some to
be sacrificed for the salvation of
You he has suffered to come back some it is
tine with maimed limb, or with the sear of
honor or 'wain:ids 'still fresh, bui the greater
part unhurt. Considering the greatness and
variety of your exposiires the wonder is that
soluantare safe. It must have been a merci
Father in Heaven, who watched Over you
and kept you. Blind must be the mind that
cannot see'his protecting hand and stupid he
who fails to recognize in this an overruling
soil of Maryland. and threatening our own
homes and for the readiness you manifested to
meet him on the fields of the Antietam. We
thank you for the vigor and energy you dis
played so soon as ordered, in following him
across the Potomac and driving him beyond
the Rappahannock, thus relieving us of the
anxiety occasioned by the proximity of his
presence.` We felt assured when we bade you
farewell, that you would honor the flag under
which you had enlisted, In this we are not
disappointed. No stain has came upon it by
any act of yours. You' bore it proudly aloft
wherever you went. Your work has been nobly
Oerfortned. 'We can, therefore, congratulate
yob on the honoriible distinction you have thus
ichieved. and with true hearts extend to you
our - earnest welcome to your cherished friends
and firesides--a welcome that springs sponta
neouslY from every loyal and patriotio heart.
POSITION IN SLEEPING
It ,is better,to go to sleep on the right side,
for ,titen the, stomach is very much.in, the posi
tion of a bottle turned upside down, and, the
contents of itare aided in passing out by gravi
tali= IL one goes
, t 9 sleep on the left 'side'
the pperation 9f emptying the stontach,of its
contents is mor . e.like,drawing water from a:well
After going to sleep, let the body take its own
position. If you sleep on your back, esvecially
soon after, a,hearty meal, the,weight of the di
- estive organs, and that of the food, resting
on the, great vain of the body , , - ,neat the back
bone compresses it, and ,arrests the,flow of the
blood more ,or Jess. If,,the, arrest. is partial
the sleep is,disturbed, and, there are unpleas
,ant dreams. If the meal has been recent and
hearty the arrest is, more, decided.; ;and , the
various sensation, lnch as falling overa pre
cipice. or the pursuit of a wild beast,. or other
impending danger, and ,the desperate effort to
get rid of:it, arouses us, and sends on the
stagnating 1?leod ;_ and wre wake in a. frightor
tretublingor perspiration, or feeling exhus
tion, according to the„tlegre of stagnation,
and the length and strength of the efforts made
,to, escape_ the f:langer, .13ut, when-we are, not
able to escape the danger—when we fall over
th,e,„precipice-,;.wben the 'tumbling building
crut : 4es us- 7 .-what then 7,.'That is death!
That is the death of, those of, whom .it is
when, found lifeless in :the , morning
—"That they: were as well as-, they ever were
the ,day before,", and often it ,lEL added, "and
'ate heartier -than common!" This, last, as' a
frequent cause of death to those who :have
gone to bed. to, wake, no more, we give merely
~a private opinion. The possibility of its
truth is enough to deter any rational man from
a late aud,heartymeal. This we do know with
certainty„ that, waking up in the night with
painful,diarrhoaa, or cholera, or billions ebolie,
ending in,death in a very short time,: is proper
ly traeeable to a late large meal. The 'truly
wise will take the safe side. For persons'who
eat three times a day, it is amply sufficient' to
make the last, ; meal of cold bread and butter
and a cup of some worm drink. No one can
starve'on while a perseverenee in the habit
soon begets a vigorous "appetite for breakfast
so promising of a day of comfort.—Halts
Journal of Health: • •
COL. GILLE3I, one of the finest of gentle
men and strictest of officers, was one day, rep
remanding one of his soldiers, wholvas slightly
intoxicated at the time. After the Colonel
had concluded. the soldier retuarked
"Yez:wuddint 'have occasion to talk to me
of I .had a pistol." The Colonel mush eaten•
"Well, sir, what would you do if you had a
"Why, I'd shoot--meself, sir."
AT a theatre:in -Nantes, during a-perform
ance, a boy fell over the gallery railing, struck
three people in the different tiers of boxes as'
he. descended, and -finally landed in a vacant
seat in the pit, to ;the great, astodishment of a
gentleman-who was enjoying the play'frore that
part• of the house. • The boy was. found to be
uninjured. - . • •,
A SPEAKER in, a meetino enlaroing upon
the rascality of the, devil, got,,off the follow.ing pithy
,words : "When I v . about get
tiug religion, the devil tried to dissuade me
from it, and ; told we if I did, get religion I
could not go into gay company ; and ,lie, .or
steal, or do such and, such thing, but I have
found, him out to be a great liar." ,
Ooe half of this generatiop are Win to be
the wives of the,other halt, and the mothers
or all the rest.
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A spendthrift, like a racehorse, soou ruus-
A preacher's word should be law only whey
To reduce' a debt is by Jar the best way of
Knowledge cannot make wisdom, but, on the•
contrary, may smother it.
Languid. way eati 4 Aly nothing which negotia
ion or submission will not do better.
A gorse pen is a fitter thing-for soiue auth
orS to• Hie in than to write with.
A gentleman can probably marry any lady
of his aminaintance—if he Oases.
Fortune is kind to only a tew; the fortunate
should be kind to the rest.
A sweet temper in a- wife is worth , more to a
husband than a sugar-plantation.
People sometimes undertake• to ga ahead and
find they can't go a single foot.
Contnial 'sense is valuable in all , kinds of
business, except ifyve•tnakhrg
Cott' tentment is. a beautiful invention for the
exclusive benefit of the tower classes.
Two- pair of lips; in elose league, eats speak
a language sweeter than words.
If neglect of business isn't a failing in a
merchant, it is pretty sure to lead to one.
The bad example which a man is meet apt
oifolk4, , iss the nne . that he seta himself
A melanchnly_mae,preys epon himself, as
distressed ,nemkeys are said to eat their own
With :-a magnificent diamond, a man can
generally Cut his name upon the hardest female
He wha'asked the daughter's hand sod got
fie,father'S fOot, bad the oonsolatiOn of know
tig that his wooing was not bootless.
At some taverns you have to pay cash for
your vietualt, but are furnished with vermin on
tick. - •
The Here feels the breezes of Hereafter as
he land the breezes "fion] the ocean. And it
You may buy a house, butsprobably you will
not be able to' ieep it long if your wife isn't a
Every political leader thinki, that like a
church choir. he should have an organ—With
a big bellows attachment.
The breed of calvesads said to hive improv
ed,:but. -most of us would prefer Aaron's yel
low one to any heard-of since his time.
Husbaad and wife should be adapted to each
other's needa. ~A woman without arms and :s
man without legs would be a fair match.
Woman is an interesting book, but not al
ways an open one, she's a volume that is
sometimes tightly clasped.
'Very few poets can, like the Titan, steal fire
from heaven, but some of them steal the wnJd
and coal their fire is made with.
Malefactors used to be kept upon their gib
bets after execution, that' ey might grin down
examples upon the folks below.
If an author tries hard to write unlike any
body else, it is pretty, certain that no one will
ever try to write like him.
Nature' has supplied remedies for the great
evils—has balanced genius with adversity, am
bition with perils . virtue with calumny.
Nothing ought to be easier than to wait when
we cannot go forward, or tO make ruo final re
solve when we have no alternative.
If you drink a spider without knowing it,
he may not hurt you. There is probably less
poison, in hiin,than in the knowledge that you
We love peace, but nob at any price. There
is'a peace, nore distructive to the manhood of
living Man than war is to his material body.
Chains are worse than death.
liuman hope has bespoken the sympathy of
the angles in its flights as naturally as ships at
sea hail_ other ships and give them packages to
bear home, heeding not that they are of larger
proportions or of swifter sail.