The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, January 03, 1863, Image 1
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Notices in the reading col umns, five cents a-line. Marriages and Deaths, the simple announcement, FREE; but for any additional lines, five cents& line. A liberal deduction made to yearly and half yearly advertisers. Jos PRINTING of every description neatly and expeditiously executed, and at prices to suit the times. C0110»bill 11011111 U, Colo*. Of Columbia, Lancaster County, Penn'a CHARTER PERPETUAL! rrHis Company continues to insure Build .j, tngs, Merchandise, and other property, n gainst loss and damage by fire, on the mutu al plan, either a cash premium of premium note. The success of the Company has far ex ceeded the most sanguine expectatiors of the Directors, and it will be noticed by the follow ing statement that its affairs are in a healthy and flourishing condition. WHOLE AMOUNT INSURED $772,707 34. Balance of Cash Premiums unexpended, Feb ruary Ist, 1861, $865 IS Cash Premiums received during the last year, less agents' commission, $3,315 54 Interest received on money lone.' lust year, Losses and Expenses paid the last year, $2,704 2 Balance of Cash Premiums unex pended, Feb. hit, 1862, It -11411 'be seen from the above that the motley paid in advance for policies has oeen sufficient to pay all losses and expenses and leave a surplus fund of over Fifteen Hundred Dollars, and that the Directors have never levied any tux upon the members of the Com• pany C. S. K IUFFMAN, President. (; KORG F. YOUNG, Jr., Sectary. MI CUAEL. 'S. SHUMAN, Treasurer. In RF.CTORS : C. S. Kauffman, Abraham Bruner, Sr., John Fendrick, H. G. Mink*, Name, F. 800 tein, Michael S. Shuman, Ephraim Hershey, Michael H. Moore, George Young, Jr., Nichilas Mc Donald. Amos S. Green. REFERENCES.--The following persons are all members of this Company: Bainbridge--R. H Jones, John H. Smith,. Joseph Knits. Columbia—Geo. Bog'e, Hiram Wilson, F. S. Metz, Wrier Yeager, H. C. Vonderstnith, John Shenberger, J. G. Pollock, Frank Shillot, John Gaus, J. J. & P. S. Mc 'Vague, Michael S. Shuman, R. Williams, John Cooper, Geo. W. Heise, Washington Righter, Samuel Shoch, Robert Hamilton, Eckert & Myers, Thomas Welsh, Win. A. Martin, Casper Seibert, J. W. Cottrell, Philip Huebner, Ephraim Hershey, Philip Schalck, David Hanauer, John Kilmer Jacob Stacks, Jacob Strine, Benj. F. Appold, ' Wm. Whipper, Juhn (4,. Denney, Juhn Felix, Silvester, Yogis, Samuel Arms, A. Gray & Co. East Hempfuld —Simon Minich. Falmouth—Abraham Col lins, Samuel Horst, Michael Hess. Lancas ter—John Rankin, B. A. Shaeffer, 'Henry E. Leman, Wm. T. Cooper, John Sheaffer, Geo. Reese. Marietta—Geo. W. Mehalley, John H. Sammy, Frederick Mabling, E. D. Reath, Calvin A. Schaffner, John Naylor, Samuel Hopkins, Martin Hildebrandt, H. & F. Fletch or. Mount Joy—Jacob Myers, Israel Barn hart, Michael Brandt, John Breaeman.— .3k/them—John liosteter, J. E. Cross, Sarri'L Long, Geo. Weaver, John M. Dunlap, butt, Philip Arnt, Jacob H. Kline, Lavid Fisher. Maylown—Hiram Beatty, George B. Murray, Samuel Pence, Simon F. Albright.— owitetlle— A. S. Bowers. Manor Township —Jacob B. Shuman, Christian Miller, Julius L. Shuman. Penn Township—Daniel Frey, Henry B. Becker, Henry Nell, John E. Bren ner. Itupho Township—Christiam Greider, Edward Givens, Michael Witman. West Ilemplield Township-li. E. Wolf, B. A. Price, M. A. Reid, J. H. Strickler, Amos S. Bowers, Jacob Hoffman. Warwick Township—Daniel B. Erb. 'r The Company wish to appoint an Agent for each Township in Lancaster County.— Persons wishing to take the Agency can apply in person or by letter. .IvB-35 "EISUPPLEE do BRO„ IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS And General Machinists, Second street., Below Union, Columbia, Pa. They are prepared to make all kinds of Iron Castings for Rolling Mills and Bleat Furnaces, Pipes, for Steam, Water and Gas ; Columns, Fronts, Cellar Doors, Weights, &c., for Buil dings, and castings of every description ; STEAM ENGINES, AND BOILERS, IN THE MIST MODERN AND IMPROVED Manner; Pumps, Brick Presses, Shafting and Pulleys, Mill Gearing, Taps, Dies, Machinery for Mining and -Tanning; Brass Bearings, Steam & Blast Gauges, Lubricators, Oil Cocks, Valves for Steam, Gas, and Water; Brass Fit tings in all their variety; Boilers, Tanks, Flues, Heaters, Stacks, Bolts, Nuts, Vault Doors, Washers, &c. BLACKYMITHING in GENERAL. Pram long experience in building machinery we tatter ourselves that we can give general satis faction to those 'who may favor us with their orders. it - j -Repairing promptly attended to. Orders by mail addressed as above, will meet With prompt attention. Prices to suit the times. Z. SUPPLEE, T. R. SUPPLEE. Columbia, October .20. 1860. 14-tf WILC 0 X , S Celebrated Imperial Ex tension Steel Spring Skeleton Skirt, with self•adjustible Bustle. The latest and best in Use, Ng received at DIFFENBA CH'S and wilt be so/c1 at consictarabk below the usual prices. übtptithtut iltnitsaltania Nana! : gebotc4 to votitics, yiteraturt, 'A,gritultore, 1,164 of ti2c glag, ford( 4nttiligtott, *t. The Battle of Autumn 186 t. The flags of war like storm-birds Ay, The charging trumpets blow; Yet rolls no thunder in the sky, No earthquake strives below. And calm and patient nature keeps An ancient promise well, Though o'er her bloom and greenness sweeps The battle's breath of hell. And still she walks- in golden hours Through harvest happy farms, And still she wears' her fruits and flowers Like jewels on her arms. What means the gladness of the plain, This joy of eve and morn, The mirth that shakes the beard of grain, And yellow locks of corn Ah ! eyes may well be full of tears, And hearts with hate are hot; But even paced corde round the years, And Nature changes not. She meets with smiles our bitter grief, With songs our groans of pain; She mocks with tint of flower and lea f The war field's crimson stain. Still in the cannon's pause we bear Her sweet thanksgiving psalm; Too near to God for doubt or fear, She shares the eternal calm. She knows the seed lies safe below The fires that blast and burn ; For all the tears of blood we sow, She waits the rich return. She sees with clearer eyes than ours, The good of suffering born, The hearts that blossom_like her flowers, And ripen like her corn. Oh ! give to us, in times like these, The vision of her eyes; And make her eyes and fruited trees Our golden prophecies! 29 35 $4,210 Oi Oh ! give to us her finer ear Above this stormy din ; We too would hear the hells of cheer Ring peace and freedom in. $ 1,505 86 $4,210 07 THE ERA. OF GREAT EVENTS.—ReaI Benefits to Humanity.—This is an era of grand ideas and magnificent projects; but, among them all, there are compara tively few which have for their aim and object the best interests of humanity.— New methods of expediting business are continually being introduced, but what do they add to the happiness or comfort of mankind? Nothing: One mind, with all its powers directed to the ame lioration of suffering, has accomplished more for the real good of the race than all the inventors engaged in the attempt to abridge time and - space can never achieve. We allude to Thomas Hollo way, whose Pills and Ointment may be said to be omnipresent throughout the world. The Pills are working such won ders in cases of confirmed dyspepsia, that physicians everywhere are compel led to prescribe them, and the time is not distant when, for all diseases of the stomach and bowels, they will be the only preparation which any intelligent individual will dare to use. Millions of dollars have been expended in making Dr. Holloway's medicines known ; and they are known in' every land where there is a written language. In this country they are especially appreciated, for there is scarcely a complaint inci dent to our climate for which they are not absolute specifics. Under such dr comstances, the enormous and ever-in creasing demand for them scarcely seems extraordinary, although it has no paral lel in medical history.—N. Y. Courier. or How near akin laughter is to tears was shown when Rnbens, with a single stroke of his brush, turned a laughing child in a painting to one crying; and our mothers, without being great paint ers, }lave often brought us, in like man ner, from joy to grief by a single stroke. eir It is a vain thing for you to stick your finger in the water, and, palling it out, look for a hole ; it is equally vain to suppose that, however large a space you occupy, the world will miss you when you die. ar The guerillas kill every man that they even suspect of disliking them.— They are as reasonable as the fellow who bit off his wife's nose fog smelling his breath when he drank liquor. The dove, recollect, did not re turn to Noah with the olive branch til the second time of her going forth ; why, then, should you despond at the failure of the first attempt ? Or Kirby Smith, the rebel general, has taken possession of the residence of Penton Brownlow, at Knoxville, as his headquarters. _ sr The South is free from all dang er of bread-riots, for there is no bread t riot ibout Cjt- .c'l,lllaTittf:alt. MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1862. BY JOHN O. WHITTIER Gen. Washington and the Negro. r Many, old persons in Boston and vi cinity can remember a colored man of the name of Primus Hall. He had a good deal of natural intelligence, had amassed a comfortable property by his, industry, and was always active in hie efforts to promote education among the colored people of that city. During the war of the Revolution, he was the servant of Col. Pickering, who was the intimate and confidential friend of General Washington. This circum stance brought Primus Hall into fre quent relations with the Commander-in- Chief. He had a great fund of annec dote concerning him, which he was fond of relating. One of them conveys a les son which may not be without useful ness at the present time. Gen. Wash ington often held consultations concern ing military matters with. Col. Picker ing. His headquarters were at a con siderable distance from his friend's tent, and one evening, finding they were like ly to be occupied till a late hour, he proposed to remain all night with the Colonel, provided there were a spare blanket and straw. Primus was appeal ed to, and, being eager to oblige the Commander-in-Chief, stretched the truth by replying, "Plenty of straw , and blan kets ; plenty." • Two humble beds were prepared,side by side, and when the long conference was ended, the two officers lay down to rest. Primus pretended to be busy un til they were asleep, and then he seated himself on a box, leaning his head on his hands, to take as comfortable a nap as his inconvenient positlon would al low. In the night Washington awoke, and saw his humble friend nodding on the box. He called out, "Primus !" The servant started to his feet, and rub• bing his eyes, exclaimed, "What do you wish for, General 7" "You told me you had plenty of straw and blankets," replied Washington ; "but I see you are sitting up all night for the sake of giving me your bed." "Don't trouble yourself about me, General," rejoined the negro, "No mat ter about me." "But it is matter," said Washington "This .will never do, Primus. If either of us must sit up, I will take my turn. But there is no need of that. The blan ket is wide enough for two. Come and lie down with me." Primus, who reverenced the Com mender-in-Chief as he did no other mor tal, protested against such an arrange ment. But Washington threw open the blanket, and said in a very decided tone, "Come and lie down, I tell you! There is room enough for both, and I insist upon it." This tone was too resolute to admit of further parley, and the General and I his colored friend slept comfortably tin der the same blanket till morning. This anecdote was originally publish ed by the Rev. Henry F. Harrington, in Godey's Lady's Book, Jane, 1849. In 1855 it was republished in a book enti tled, - "The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution," an interesting volume, compiled and written by Wm. C. Nell of Boston, who deserves great credit for the intelligence and earnest ness he has manifested in vindicating the cause' of his oppressed and slandered race. Mrs. Stowe wrote a brief preface to this volume, in which she says : "The services of these Colored Patriots of the Revolution were far more magnanimous, because they did not fight for their own land, but for a land which had enslaved them, and whose laws, even in freedom, oftener oppressed than protected. Bra verrunder such circumstances has a pe culiar beauty and merit. Their white brothers, in reading these sketches, may remember that generosity and disinter ested courage are of no particular race or complexion, and that the image of the Heavenly Father may be reflected alike by all." eir A traveler, being at a coffee house with some gentlemen, was largelpdraw ingion the credulity of the company.— "Where did yoa say all these wonders happened, sir ?" asked a gentleman present. "I can't exactly: say," replied the traveler ; "but somewhere on the continent—Russia, I think." ."I should rather think It-a.ly," returned the other. ar A collection of "beer songs" has been made by Sch'nbert, under the title of "Gambrinus," containing sixty-seven pieces, among thew an old "Biertied" of 1606. ea' A darkey's instructions for *put ting on a coat were, "Fast de right arm den de lef, and den gib one general con wulsbun." Trifles. The ringing of the door-bell has a pleasant sound to me, especially in my idle moods. Like an unopened letter, there is a mystery about it, and one waits with a pleasurable excitement to see who or what is coming. Returning home, one day, earlier than usual, I. found my wife had gone out; and, while lounging idly _over the paper, the bell rang. I waited , expectant till Bridget ,ap peared with a note, containing a request from my old friend, Dr. Stearns, to ride out to his residence in the country, the next day, to transact some business that had been long pending, and an invita tion to bring my wife and spend the day. I Was pleased : first, because I wanted the business completed ; -and secondly, because I thought I needed a day's re creation. But the next morning everything seemed to go wrung. Alice could not accompany me, and I could not get off as early as I_wished ; and, consequent ly, I was peevish and fretful ; and Alice reflected my humor, I suppose—as it appeared to me she had never been so unamiable. At length however, I" drove away, thotigh not in a very pleasant mood. It was an October day ; and, as I rode along, noting the brilliant tints of the landscape, memory went back to the golden antumn when I wooed and won my bride. "How lovely Alice was- then 1" I thought. And hoir happy we were 1 But that was long ago. Yet nature is the same, though we are changed. Let me see : we have been married three years ; is it possible it is no longer I" And I felt a pang, as I contrasted the past and the presenti to think that we could have settled down into the com monplace life we now led. We had no serious trouble, we didn't quarrel ; though, when I felt cross, or other things didn't go to suit me, I took no pains to conceal it, and often spoke harshly to Alice, who sometimes replied in the same spirit, sometimes with tears. Yet we were generally good friends:— But the charm, the tenderness of our early love had imperceptibly vanished. I had become careless about my ap pearance at home, and Alice was equally negligent. Her beautiful brown hair, which she used to wear in the most be coming curls was now usually "brushed plainly behind her ears, unless she was going out or expected company. I dis missed the subject with a sigh, at the doctor's gate, with the reflection that it. was the same with all married people— must be so, in fact—for how 'could ro mance and sentiment find place among so many prosy realities ? I supposed we were as happy as anybody ; and yet, it was not the kind of life I had looked forward with so many. bright anticipa tions. The doctor came out and greeted me cordially. In, the halt we met Mrs. Stearns, looking fresh and lovely in her pink muslin wrapper, with her jetty hair in tasteful kriads. She' scolded me playfully for cot bringing my wife, chat-. ted a few minutes and then' flitted away, while the doctor, remarking that his motto wad, "business first, and pleasure afterward," led the way to the library. As we entered the room I noticed a vase of bright autumn flowers on the ta ble, imparting an air of taste and,cheer fulness to the apartment. I made some remark about it, to which the doctor re sponded. "Yes, I am very fond of flowers; and love to see them in the house; and, as I spend much time here, my wife always keeps a vase of-them on the table, as long as they last." Our business was finished before din ner, and we walked out in the grounds, which were quite extensive, and taste. fully arranged. There was a variety a flowers in bloom, and I noticed that the doctor selected here and there the finest, until he had a handsome bouquet. When - we reached the house, Mrs. Stearns was standing on the steps. The doctor, still Continuing < our conversa tion, gave her the flowers, with a slight bow and smile; and, holding up a:spray 'of crimson berries, which he had broken off, she bent her head while he fastened it among the dark braids of her hair. It was a trifling incident yet their manner arrested my attention. Had I been a stranger, I should have pro. nounced them lovers instead• of sober married people. All through the day I noticed the- same delicate attention and deference in their deportment to each other. - E. - tigt,loliSla ed.. April 11, 1E354_ There was nothing of which the most fastidious guest could complain ; yet, while showing me the most cordial at tention, they did not seem to ignore each other's existence, as married peo ple so often do., had never'visited the doctor heron, and was very much pleased with his tastefal home. I said so, after didner, when we strolled out into the woods. "Yes," he said, "I think it pleasant ; and," he added, "I believe I am a con tented mad ; so far I am dot disappoint ed in life." "How long have you been married, doctor?" I asked. "Ten years." "Well," I pursued, "can you tell me whence the bright atmosphere that sur rounds your home. Tell - me bow -you and Mrs. Stearns manage to retain the depth and freshness of your early love, as you seem to do ? I should think the wear and tear of life would dim it some what. I never saw a home where my ideal of .dornestic.happluess was realized before. It is what I once dreumed of." The doctor smiled, and, pointing to a thrifty grape-vine clithbing over a, neat lattice, and loaded with purple fruit, he =I 'That vine needs careful attention, and, if pruned and properly cared for, it is what you see it ; but if neglected, how soon it would become a worthless thing. So the love which is to all, at some period, the most precious thing in life, and which needs so much care to keep it unimpaired, is generally neglect ed. .Ah 1 my friend it is little acts— trifles—that so often estrange . ' loving hearts. I have always made it a point to treat my wife with the same courtsey that charactOrized my deportment in the days of courtship ; and, while I am careful not to offend her tastes and lit- tle prejudices, I am sure that mine will be equally respected, That night as I rode homeward, pon dering the doctor's words and reviewing the years of our married life, I was sur prised at my own blindness, and I de termined to recall the early dream, if possible. The next morning, at breakfast, I as onisoed Alice by a careful toilet, chat ted over the dinner, and, after tea, in vited her to ride. When she came down in my favorite blue organde, with her hair in shining curls, I thought she had never looked 'eviler. I exerted myself, as of old, to enter tain her,,and was surprised to find how quickly and pleasantly the evening paseed. I resolved to test the doctor's theory perfectly, and the result exceeded my most sanguine expectations. For all the little nameless attentions so gratifying to a woman's heirt, and so universally accorded by the loier and neglected by the husband, I find-myself repaid a thousand-fold ; and I would advise all who are sighing over the non fulfilment of early dreams, to go and do likewise, remembering that, that which. is worth winning, is worth keeping. ti' Among the patients in the Gen eral Hospital in this city, is a secesh soldier.. He was very sick when first brought here, but is now doing better. He is a crabbed customer. Now that he is recovering, his surliness begins to show itself in a manner that his com rades don't care about putting up with —at any rate from a woes& In the same ward with him is a Union soldier —an adopted citizen, from 'the land of kraut. Friday morning Union German said something to _ secesh. Secesh vouchsafed only in reply, "Go to —2' "Do vat ?" Secesh repeated his remark. The German was not at all exasperated. "Ah 1" said he, "mine frien.' you ish too kind. I cannot go to dat place."— "Why not ?" "It ish now full. It ish very crowded dere. Sigel he fill it• up mit dead rebels. Even der tuyful has to shleep out o' doors." The laugh came in here from the boys who were lounging around. Secesh had nothing more to say.— Washington Star. Gr A dispute having arisen at an . Italian court between a lawyer and a doctor, as to which should w alk first in a public , procession, it was referred to the court fool for judgement, who gave it in favor of the lawyer, on the ground that the rogue should always precede the execationer; . "My son, would you suppose the Lord's prayer could be engraved in a space no larger than the area of a half dime r' "Well, yes, father, if a half dime bras large in everybody's Ilya as it is in yours I' think there would be no diffurity in putting it in about four times." NO. 23. 'lngle Death of Madame Farina. An exchange gives the following thrill. ing particulars of the death of the wife of Farina, the celebrated rope-walker, who is well remembered by our citizens . "A terrible and heart-rending catastro phe occurred in Havana on the Bth ult., at the Plaza Torre—Boil Ring. Mr. Farina, the celebrated tight-rope walk er and rival of Blondin, advertised, among the many wonders, that be would perform on the tight rope the carrying of his wife across the rope, stretched from one side of the ring to the other, at a height of about sixty feet, upon his back—a feat which he had before per. formed in other places. He started with the lady upon his back, and had nearly finished his journey across, with in about four feet, when the audience applauded the daring act, it seemingly being completed ; and the lady, in ack nowledgement for that applause, loos ened her hold upon her husband's neck and waved her hands, and, on the in stant of doing so, she discovered that she had lost her balance, and called to her husband to catch her, as she was falling. This he attempted to do, and caught her by the skirt of her dress, but the frail fabric. was not of sufficient strength to sustain her with the impetus given to her descent by the fall, and the dress gave way, leaving a piece in the unfor ttinate man's hand as he hung suspended from the rope, sustaining himself by the joint of his knee, by means of which he had saved himself, and she went down crashing upon, the seats that ascend from the curb of the ring to the top of the enclosure. She was taken up for dead, but she showed, after some little time, signs of returning life, and lingered from Sunday until Thursday morning, when death put an end to her suffering. She was taken in hand by the ladies of the neighborhood, and everything that could be done was done. The wealthi est ladies of Havana were at her bed side and soothed her dying pillow. She was embalmed and placed in one of the niches of the burying ground. It is said that from $lO,OOO to $20,000 will be raised by subscription for the child she has left behind. GENERAL THUMB TALKS OF GETTING la.kraciEn.—The Bridgeport Standard, 24th, has the following. It is interest ing as shadowing forth the marriage of the little General Charles S. Stratton, the veritable General Tom Thumb, is residing here in his native town. He has travelled nearly the world over, and has amassed a fortune for himself, as well as made his mother, two sisters and younger brother independent. The little General is now in his 26th year. His habits are unex ceptionable, and his intellect and gen eral business ability are such that he personally attends to his own finances, and transacts all the business appertain ing to leasing his houses, loaning his money on bond and mortgage, and look ing after his estate in general. The pettie General owns a fine yacht bearing his own name, which he sails himself, with as much nautical skill as any "old salt" who sails out of Bridge port harbor. He also keeps a fine pair of Shetland ponies and a splendid fast horse for his own driving, as well as a highly trained pair of hunting dogs.— His rifle and fishing tackle were of course Made expressly to suit his diminutive size, and he is a very successful sports real. He killed several deer while travelling West last year. A few months since, the little Gener al was made a Free Mason. He has al ready taken three degrees, and expres ses a determination to ascend the mys tic ladder - until he reaches the top round. Although General Tom Thumb has always led a life of excitement, and twice, after having retired to private life, has felt compelled to exhibit himself again to keep off the ennui ; he remark ed to the writer of this article last week, while quietly twirling his elegant little mustache, of which he seems quite proud, that he hoped one of these days to get married, "in which•event," he ad ded, with a roguish look, "I guess that the eares of a family, added to my or dinary duties, will give me enough to occupy attention, and prevent As ne cessity of again seeking the excitement .of a travelling exhibition 1" . sue' A. case of unusual interest has been on trial before the Supreme Court of Maine, sitting at Augusta, in which Miss Sarah'A. Lee, of Vassalborougb. sued Mr...,&ndrew Morse, a wealthy'gen tleman of Bath, for damages to the ex tant of $lO,OOO, for breach of promise of marriage. The jury awarded bar $5500.