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OUR COUNTRY'S CALL,
HE WILLIAM CULLEN IMIANT
Lay down tie axe ; fling by the spade;
Leave in its track the toiling plow ;
The rifle and the bayonet-blade
For stuns like yours were fitter now.
And let the hands that ply the pen
Quit the light desk, and learn to wield
The horseman's crooked brand, and rein
The charger OR the battle-field.
Om country calls'; away ! away!
To where the blood-stream blots the green.
Strike to defend the gentlest sway
That time in all his course has seen_
Pee, from a thousand coverts—see
gpring the tinned foes that haunt her track ;
They rush to smite her down, and we
Must beat the banded traitors back.
110 I sturdy at the oaks ye cleave,
And moved as soon to fear and fight,
:den of the glade and forest ! leave
Your woodcraft for the field of fight.
The atriniithat wield the axe Mild pour
An iron tempest on the foe ;
lfis serried ranks shall reel before
The arm that lays the panti.er,low.
And ye who breast the mountain store!,
In greasy steep or Highland lake,
Come for the land ye love to form
A bulwark that no foe can break.
Eland, like your own gray clad that mock
'rke whirlwind; stand in hel defence
The blast as soon shall move the rock
As rushing - squadrons bear ye thence-.
And,tye whose homes are by her grand
Swift rivers, rising for away,
Cemc from the depth of her green land
As inigkty in your,murch as they ;
As terrible as when the ruins
Have swelled them over bank and bourne,
With sudden floods to drown the plains,
And sweep along the woods uptorn.
And ye who throng, beside the deep,
11cr ports and hamlets of the strand
In number Ifke the waves that leap
On his long murmuring mange of sand.
Conic, like that deep, when o'er his brim
ile rises, all his (lauds to pour,
And tangs the proudest bark that swim
A helpless wreck against his shore.
l'i:w, few were they whose swords of old
\Von 'he fair land in which we dwell ;
Pert we ore many, we who bold
Ti r gritn resolve to guard it well.
Sti i!, c for that broad and goodly land,
llio‘v after blow, till inen'shall see
That 'Alight and . Right move hand in hand,
And glorious must their triumph be.
1 - V DO W III:I.DS ITS SCEPTRE.—U 0 iversal
Empire has been the darling object of
scores of despots, dynasties, and states,
from the time of the Pharaohs to that of
Napoleon le Grand. Seas of blood have
been shed to attain it, and the banes of
the myriads who have been slaughtered
in the pMiit of this chimera, would, if
d . be collected in one mass,
ov : hs(iiighest peak of the Ilirea
!PoTkilOknotaina., - Rome came nearest
the ,e 4 a4nllnmation,' yet even 039 was
devitt;iti-Irtith, the.,absolute "Mistress of
t li kW, cirld ." _,..,.
.O . ther:ficiia species of universal em
pire e.)"iftlif has been attained. It is an
empire not over the souls and bodies of
mankind, but over their diseases. The
conqueror who has achieved this grand
result is Dector rior.towAv, of London ;
at least we are taught to believe that he
has tone so by vouchers from all parts
of the Christian and heathen world,
which seem to be irrefutable, and which,
in fact, so far as we know, have never
been challenged. His Pills and Oint
ment are "universal remedies" in a
double sense. They are dissetaminated
throughout the habitable globe, and they
. are (so " crowds of witnesses " assure
us) universally successful.
In this country it is quite certain that
the Pills are used with the most benefi
t cial effect in disorder* of the stomach,
liver and bowels, and that scrofula, and
all the family of eruptive diseases and
discharging sores, give way to the heal
ing operation of the Ointment,
Surely the noblest of all human em
pires is that-which , atretehes'its healing
- the maladies of all nations.
afr Al rte "" t
The following facts, culled from the
fields of ancient .story, may be of some
interest at the present time :
The city of Thebes had a hundred
gates, and could send out at each gate
10,000 fighting men and 200 chariots.—
in all, 1,000,000 men and2,ooo chariots.
The army of Terrab, King of Ethio
pia, consisted„of 1,000,000:men and 300
chariots of war.
Sesostria King - of Egypt, led against
his enemies 600,000 men, 34,000 cavalry,
and 27 scythe-armed chariots. 1491
Ilamilear :went from Carthage and
landed agar Palermo. He had a fleet
of 2,000 ships and 3,000 small vessels
and a land force of 300,000 men. At
the battle in which he was defeated, 150,
000 were slain.
A Roman fleet, led by Regulus against
Carthage, consisted -of 330 .vessels, with
140,000 men. The Carthageniau fleet,
numbered 350 vessels, with 150,000 men•
At the battle of Canute, there were of
the Romans, including allies, 80,000
foot and- 6,000 horse of the Carthageni
ens 40,000 foot andi;10,000 horse. Of
these, 70,000 were slain in all, and 10,-
000 taken prisoners ; more than half
Hannibal, during his campaign in Italy
and Spain, plandersd,4oo towns and de
stroyed 300,.000 men.
Minus, the Assyrian King, about 2,
200 B. C., led against the Bacirians his
army, consisting of 1,700,000 foot. 2000,-
000 horse, and 16,000 chariots armed
Italy, a little before Ilannibars time,
was able to send into the field nearly
Semiramis employed 2,000,000 men in
building the mighty Babylon. She took
100,000 Indian:prisoners at the Indus,
and auukl.,ooo boats.
Sennncherib lost in a single rirght
135,000 men by the destroying aiagel-2,
[flogs, 19: 35-37.
A short time after the taking of Baby
lon, the forces of Cyrus consisted of
GOO,OOO foot, 120,000 horse, and 2,000
charriots armed with schythes:
An army of Cambyses, 50,000: strong.
was buried pp in the desert sands f Af
rica by a south wind.
W hen Xerxes arrived at Thermon}lcc,
his land and sea forces amounted to
2,641,G10, exclusive of servants, eunuchs,
women, sutlers, &c.. in all numbering
5,283,320. So say lierodotus, Plutarch,
The army of Artaxerxes, before the
battle of Cunaxa,. amounted 'to about
Tea thousand horses and 100,000 foot
fell on the fatal Geld of Issue.
Whoa Jerusalem was taken by Titus,
LlOO,OOO perished in various ways.
'rho forco of Darious at Arberla num
bered more than 1,000,000.. The Persi-
ans lost 90,000 men in this battle ; Al
exander about 500 men. So says Dio
dorous. Arian says the Persians, in
this Ottle, lost 300,000 ; the Greeks
The army of Tamerlane is said to.have
amounted to 1,600,000, and that of his
antagonist, Bajezet, 1,400,000.
QUESTION BY Mas. PARTINGTON.—"Do
you think people are troubled as much
with fleabottomary now, doctor, as they
used to be before they discovered the
anti-bug bedstead ?" asked Mrs. Par
tington of a doctor of the old school,
who attended the family where she was
staying.- 7 "Phlebotomy, madam," said
the doctor, gravely, "is a remedy, not a
disease." "Well, well," replied she,"no
wonder one gets'em mixed up, there is
is so many of 'em. We never heard in
old times of trousers in the throat, or
embargoes in the head, or neurology all
over us, or consternation in the bowls,
AB we do now-a-days. But it's au ill
wind that don't blow nobody good, and
the doctors flourish on it like a green
baizo tree. But of course they don't
ha - ve any thing to do with it—they can't
make 'em come or go."
AN ATTACK OF WHITE LIVER.—"What
are you doing at home 2" asked the
landlady of the officer ; "why aren't you
down in Virginia, fighting ?" "I, mad
am," replied the robust inva)fd, "I'm on
sick-leave. I have an illness to fight,
now." "An illness ?" asked X. "Oh !
yes ; that's an indisposition. Yes, you
have an indisposition to fight I"
THE W.A.Y TO END THE WAR.—Daniel
S. Dickinson, in a strong letter to a war
meeting at Erie, says, "Bend a million
of men, and make the end of the rebel
lion sure quick and terrible," This is
a sound advice.
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1862.
Wash them, but do not pare or et
them, unless they are very -large. 11
a sauce-pan half full of potatoes of equal
size, or the, small ones will be done to
pieces before the large ones are boiled
enough, (or make them so by dividing
the larger ones,) put to them as much
cold water as will cover them about an
inch ; they are sooner boiled, and more
savory, than when drowned in water.—
Most boiled things are spoiled by hay
it g too little water, bat potatoes are of
ten spoiled by too muck; they must
merely be covered, and a little allowed
for waste in boiling, so that they may be
just covered at the fioish.
Set them on a moderate fire tillthey
boil; then take them off, and put them
by the side of the fire to simmer slowly
till they are soft enongh to admit a fork,
(place no dependance on the usual test
of their skins cracking, which, if they are
boiled fast, will happen to some pota
toes when they are .not half done, and
the inside quite hard.) Then pour the
water off, (if you Jet the potatoes remain
in the water a moment after they are
done enough, they will become wary and
watery,) uncover the sauce-pan, aril set
it at such a distance from the fire as will
secure it from burning; their superflu_
ous_moisture will evaporate, and the po
tatoes will be perfectly dry and mealy.
You may afterward place a napkin,
folded up to the size of the sance-pan's .
diameter, over the potatoes, to keep
'Ahem hot and mealy till wanted.
This method of managing potatoes is
in every respect equal to steaming them ;
and they are dressed in half the time.
There is such an infinite variety of
sorts and sizes of potatoes, that it is im
possible to say how long they will take
doing; the best way is to try them with
a fork. Moderate-sized potatoes will
generally be done enough in fifteen or
Cold Potatoes Fried.—Put a bit of
cream dripping into a frying pan ; when
it is melted, slice in your potatoes with
a little pepper and salt; put them on
the fire ; keep stirring them ; when they
are quite hot they are ready.
Potatoes Mashed.—When your pota
toes are thoroughly boiled, drain them
quite dry, pick out every speck. etc., and
while hot, rub them through a colander
into a stew-pan. To a pound of pota
toes put about half an ounce of butter
and a table-spodnful of milk ; do not
make them too moist ; mix them well to
Potatoes Masked with. Onions.—Pre..
pare some boiled onions by putting them
through a sieve, and mix them with po
tatoes. In proportioning the onions to
the potatoes you will be guided by your
wish for more or less of their flavor.
A Swiss Soup.—Boil three pounds of
potatoes, mash them well, and add slow_
ly some good broth, sufficient for the tu
reen. Let these boil together, then add
some spinach, a little parsley, lemon,
thyme and sage, all chopped very fine.
Boil altogether five minutes ; pepper
and salt to taste. Just before taking it
off the fire to serve add two well-beaten
THE CARE OF THE EYEB.—First, never
use a desk or table with your face to
ward a window. In such case the rays
of light coming directly upon the pupil
of the eyes, and causing an unnatural
and forced contraction thereof, soon per
manently injures the eight. Neit, when
your table or desk is near a window, sit
so that your face turns from, not towards
it while you are writing. If your face
is toward the window, the . oblique rays
strike and injure it nearly as much as
the diiect rays when you sit in front of
the window. It is always best to sit or
stand, while reading or writing, with the
wiadow behind you, and next to that
with the light coming over the left side
—then the light illumines the paper or
book, and does not shine abruptly on
the eye ball. The same remarks are ap
plicable to artificial light. We are of
ten asked which is the best light—gas,
candles, oil or camphene. Our answer
is, it is immaterial which, prOvided the
light of either be ' strong enough, and
does not flicker.—Scientific American.
sigir A Passenger on a steamer had a
roll of canvas with him. In a lurch of
the coat it rolled overboard. He pitch
ed in after it. On seeing which, a by
stander remarked, "As that fellow is in
for a deck he is bound to have the can
40- A. Physician has; discovered that
the nightmare in nine cases out of ten
is produced by owing a . bill fora news;
paper, and that the best cure is to pay
About Boiling Potatoes,
He had been a bachelor for forty years,
this same Mr. Ellis Harvey, about whom
I am writing a story, and he was known
among his friends as a "very particular"
man, and "hard to please," which last
phrase generally means one thing—hard
to please in a matrimonial way.
He was sitting before a blazing coal
fire, thinking how digit:rally cold it must
be outside ; and he was eating very leis
urely his late dinner, and thinking hew
excessively comfortable it was in his
sanctum, when the door opened, and a
tall, stylish lady, whose likeness to him_
self spoke her relationship, came sweep
" Ellis !" she exclaimed, "at dinner?
Wby,.it is nine &clock, and I am ready
for the ball at Mrs. Jameson's."
"_So I pereieve," he said, lazily, look
ing at her stately figure la its rich even
ing dress. "I cannot go for an hour,
Hattie, so sit down and be comfortable.
Ten o'clock is early enough, just right
for a sensation."
"But what makes you dine at this
" I was detained, and gave Mrs. Smith
directions to wait for me., Let me offer
"You savage I You want a wife, El
lis, to keep you in order. If Mrs. Har
vey ruled the house, you would have to
come to your dinner at a civilized hour? ,
" Let us be thankful then that she
does not rule the house I Where is
"In Washington l Went this morn
ing, which accounts for my calling for
you. Mit, Ellis, seriously, do you never
intend to give me a sister? I gave you
Lawrence for a brothor years ago, and
as there are only you and I left in the
family, it is but fair you should return
the favor. You are getting old, too,
"Am I? How.? Hair turning ?"
"No, you conceited fellow, you are as
handsome as ever; but you grow more
fussy and bachelory every day. Smith
" Smith gives me all the comforts of
a married man, and none of the bother.
1 will wager that Lawrence himself is
not better cared for than I am."
" But, Ellis, surely you intend to mar
ry some time ?"
" Oh, yes ! if I ever find anybody to
suit me 1"
" There is Fanny Hays, you were very
attentive to her at one time."
" Hattie," said Ellis, solemnly, " she
palate l I Flaw it come off, one warm eve
ning, on her handkerchief. Don't tell
but it is a fact I was so glad I had
not actually proposed."
" Well, Ellis, I am sure Jane Hunter
didn't paint I."
" But, Hattie, she was so'fearfully ug
ly. I tried in vain to be sensible and
prefer mind, intellect and talent, to
mere beauty ; but she was so frightfully
strong-minded, and made such terrific
speeches about equal rights and male ty
ranny, that she fairly frightened me
" Well, Louise Holden was not strong
14 Milk and water I" said Ellis, con-
" Amy Hill 1" •
"Dressed so shockingly. Venus her
self could not look well in an enormous
red and green plAid, with a blue bonnet.
" Mary Willis had exquisite taste in
" But she had such a voice 1 She ad
dressed you with tender eloquence, and
told her most 'cherished secrets in the
voice of a fish woman crying shad."
" Well, Ellis, one more. Wilhelini
na Lee l"
" .A.h ! Hattie, there I was touched.—
Beauty, talent, feminine graces, every
attraction ; but she lived eat door to a
"Now, Ellis, what could that have to
do with it?"
"It was in the summer, and we were
at the open parlor window. I was just
on the point of offering myself, when . the
wind blew a strong whiff of salt mackerel
between us. You know my aversion to
mackerel. The smell made me sick, and
I forgot sentiment. I Teft, and the next
day•Mobre proposed and was accepted."
" You had better have a wife made to
order, Ellis Particular, for I am sure
the, paragon does not exist who will fill
your ideas of Mrs. Harvey. I shouldn't
wonder if you married Smith, after all."
" Not a bit of danger. If I ever mar.
ry, my wife must be refined in manner,
lady-like in appearance, pretty enough
to escape the charge Of •positive
ness, - at least thirty yeare of age, and' of
good birth and tiosition."
/11 11, 183-1_
" And with sufficient good taste to ap.
,reciate your. condescension and say
'Nes, if you will be good enough to have
me,' when you propose. Come, you
have finished your dinner. Go dress
Six hours later Ellis was a doompd
man. How it came about he never
knew. After all his resolutions never
to marry in haste, to weigh well all her
perfections and imperfections before ad
dressing any lady ; in fact, to walk slow
ly and deliberately into a cool, sensible
state of affection, he suddenly found him
self deeply in love. One look, one
word, and he was gone.
" Miss Lois Jones, (he hated the name
of Jones,) let me introduce Mr. Harvey."
He bowed to Miss Jones, and looked at
A little, delicate figure, a pair of soft
blue eyes, a maze of white lace, and a
tiny, delicately gloved hand. These
were the first impressions. A voice,
low and sweet, modulated like music,
well chosen pharses, and a modest yet
self-possessed manner, and a graceful de
portment, finished the fascination.
In a sort of misty pleasure, Ellis
waltzed with this wee fairy who bad
somehow come right into his heart,
whose door he fancied so strongly forti
fied. He called, and found his fascina
tor in a neat wrapper, teaching two lit
tle sisters grammer. He learned that
her father was a wholesale grocer, and
found she had three strong-minded sis
ters. He spent a week with her married
brother on a country farm, and break
fasted every day on salt mackerel, be
cause she sat opposite to him and did the
same. He helped her over a stile when
her wrapper was peen and her sun-bon
net blue, while a red shawl of her sis
ter's hung . over her arm. He heard her
scream with terror over her little neph
ew who fell in the - horse pond, and
dragged her out, with the boy in her
arms, when she frantically sprang in af
ter him. He never noticed that a shriek
is not melodious, He saw her lovely
face covered with tuusquito bites, and
he knew that the whiteness over them
was powder, and yet—and yet—he never
knew how, he proposed, was accepted,
and, as Hattie said, "Married a darling
little chit of sixteen AFTER 4LLI,
PAY OF OUR SOLDIERS.—No soldiers
in the world were ever paid so liberally
as those now in the service of the Uni
ted States, leaving out of the question
the bounties paid them as recruits and
the land donation which the government
is sure to bestow upon them at the close
of the war. The soldiers of Rome, who
conquered the world, got eight cents a
day. The English soldiers only get a
shilling a day, while the French soldier
gets even lees. The bounty given, to
the American volunteer is nearly as
much as the earnings of an English sol
dier for three years. This sum is earned
by the American soldier the very day
he enlists. The pay given to our troops
should, and we think will, lead to large
emigration from Europe. At no former
time has the Model . Republic offered
such magnificent inducements to the
man of toil as at this very moment.—
The bounty, pay and land given to our
troops make their earnings for the first
year nearly six hundred dollars, which
is equal to two dollars per ! Any man
can lay up money now who wishes to.—
There-is no excuse for idleness. Till
the war is over such a thing as want
should be upknown to any man in health.
OUTRAGE ON A DEPUTY MARSHALL,-
Mr. John Johnson, an old and respect_
able citizen, Deputy Marshall for Bell
township, Westmoreland county, was
assaulted in the discharge of his duties,
last week, by a man named Samuel
Carnahan. It appears that Mr. John
son bad nearly completed the enrollment
of the militia of Bell township, and was
at the house of Peter Bear, and began
enrolling the names of those present.—
He was 'assailed with abusive epithets,
and his horse was loosed and driven off
twice. While remonstrating against
such treatment, CarnahanNattacked him
with a dung fork, and struck him over
the head; cutting through his hat, and
inflicting so severe a wound that it is
supposed he bled over a quart. His
book was entirely destroyed, most of the
names being obliterated by the blood.—
An example will no . doubt be made of
rtir Sir Cusack Roney, in his "Month
in Ireland," tells us that the residence
of Sir Walter Raleigh at Yougoal still
exists—a structure of the fifteenth cen
tury, surrounded by a luxuriant growth
of myrtles, bays and arbutuses. Here
Raleigh smoked the first pipe of tohacco
and planted the first potato in Ireland.
What Prentice Says,
A lady, whose band we think we rec.
ognize, writes to us that she would glad.
ly deliver us to the guerillas. We are
confident she would do nothing of the
sort. We fondly believe, that, if Mor
gan's miscreants were close open iv
and we could not escape in any other way
she would, in the gushing kindness of
ber soul, invite us to seek concealment
under her ample crinoline.
One more effort for the honor of Ken.
tucky and the preservation of the arch of
Federal unity, that glorious arch which
spans the world as a bow of promise to
the oppressed of all nations. Let us
send forth cur thousands of volunteers
to fill up the enfeebled regiments now
in service, and there will be no necessi
ty for any resort to drafting. Stand to
your rifles, bunters of Kentucky, and be
prepared to resist the invaders at all
He who opposes the policy of the
Government's drawing troops to recruit
its armies doesn't deserve the privilege
of drawing his breath to recruit his
Raifaelle's cherubs are always paint
ed without anything to sit down
llumphrey Marshall could never be a
Defiance is the banner county of Ohio
in furnishing volunteers. Many coun
ties hurl defiance at the rebels, but De
fiance hurls herself at them.
The city government, corporations
and people of Philadelphia have con.
tributed one million dollars toward rais
ing of volunteers, and the subscriptions
are still going on. If this is the spirit
of the Quaker City it must be populated
with fighting Quakers ; they have added
imperishable honors to the already
proud name of the city of Penn.
The Israelites of Chicago are among
the most patriotic of•the citizens in en
rolling themselves in the Federal ranks.
We are glad to have the modern Jews
going forth like their glorious old fath
ers smite the uncircumcised Philistines.,
hip and thigh.
The rebel Governmeat has imposed
a tax of $2 upon every male resident of
the Confederacy, for the support of the
families of men who have gone to the
war under the conscripit act. This is in
addition to the heavy taxes already im
posed for carrying on the war.
Parson Brownlow says of the rebellion
and its originators e "I know the origin
of the rebellion, and nothing short of an
old-fashioned orthodox hell, that burns
with fire and brimstone, will reward them
adequately for their service." We shall
not venture to dispute this judgment.
We are no parson as Brownlow
It is stated that the rebel . who led
den. Robert McCook into the ambush
has been bung, and that one hundred
and thirty-five other rebels in the neigh
borhood have been killed. if the ghost
of the foully-murdered hero isn't ap
peased, let it say what more it would
like to have.
At Memphis and Nashville the sen
ding of rebel sympathizers South is kept
up. If citizens give evidence of disloy
alty, General Sherman and Gov. John
son say "Go to Dixie 1"---au improve
ment upon an old and somewhat kindred
A Now Jersey millionare, who at
tempted to evade the draft by getting
on board a steamer for Europe, insulted
the respectable fraternity of coal-heayels
by disguising himself as ohke of them.
A preacher of the M. E. Church says
that he and his brethern will fight the
rebels in this world, and, if Geld permit,
chase their frightened ghosts in the next.
An Irishman took oft' his coat to show
a terrible wound he had received at the
battle of Bull Rnn. Not being able,
however, to find the wound, he sudden
ly remembered that it was his "brother
The editor of the Atlanta:Confeder
acy says that he-could ''‘a tale unfold.'"
it e suppose then he is a pig with
kink in his tail.
cr The man whom you saved from
drowning, and• the man who never trays
what he owes, you may consider asalike
incitbted to you for life.
eir Red Noses are lighttonse - 4, 1 t0
warn voyagers on the Sea of life , oir
coasts of lAalaga, Jamaica, Santa Ortiz,
W:Scrutinise a lawyer when le: tells
you how to avoid litigation, and a dbc
tor when he drinks your health.