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Farewell, farewell, dear friend to thee,
We now are called to part,
And soon thou'tt be afar from me,
Still cherished in my heart.
Adieu, adieu, my dear, dear friend,
Perhaps we meet no more,
But often will I think of hours
That now, alas! are o'er.
The memory of the past, dear friend,
Shall never, never fade,
These joys and hours of happiness,
Too deep an impress made,
The sorrow of this throbbing heart,
The sighs my bosom swell,
I cannot now express in words—
Dear friend, fare veil, farewell.
A COUCHING iNCIDHNT.--Mr. John
Seymour's report contains many thrill
ing incidents. We extract the follow
ing which transpired on the battlefield
A rebel prisonerasked for a clean shirt
for his young comrade whose fresh, but
blood stained bandages, told of a recent
amputation just above the knee.
One of the Sanitary Commission gave
the shirt, but said the boy must first be
washed. "Who will do. that?" "Oh,
any of those women yonder." A kind
looking woman from Philadelphia was
asked if she was willing to wash a rebel
prisoner, "Certainly," was the prompt
reply, "I have a son in the Union army,
and I would like to have somebody wash
With towel and water in a tin basin
she cheerfully walked through the mud
to the tent. Careful not to disturb the
amputated leg, she gently removed the
old shirt and began to wash him ; but
the tenderness of a mother's heart was
at work, and she began to cry over him,
saying that she imagined ehe was wash
ing her own son. This was more than
be could bear. lie, too, began to weep,
and to ask God to bless her for her
kindness to him. The scene was too
much for the bystanders, and they left
the northern mother and the southern
son to their sacred grief, wishing that
tears could blot out the sin of this rebel
lion and the blood of this unnatural war.
In all other
NEVER.—Never taste an atom when
you are not hungry; it is suicidal.
Never enter an omnibus without hav
ing the exact change.
Never stop to talk in a church aisle
after service is over.
Never pick your nose in company.
Never speak of your father as "the old
Never reply to the epithet of a drun
kard, a fool, or a low fellow.
Never speak contemptuously of wo
Never abuse one who was Once your
Never seek to create a smile at the
expense of your religion or your Bible.
Never stand at the corner of the
Never eat a hearty supper.
Never insult poverty.
Never eat between meals.
Never fret: it will only shorten your
dir How sharper than a serpent's
tooth mast be the grief of that parent
whom unrelenting fate compels to take
sides against his own son in a war for
Very just and true, and yet we know
a conservative Editor, who, whilst ma
king every possible effort to encourage
and promote the'vigorous prosecution of
the war, has actually been jeered, taunt
ed, reviled, and railed at, by at least a
score of abolition Editors, because it is
his terrible misfortune to have a son in
the rebel army.—Louisville Journal;
fir The young fellow who makes en
gagements with the ladies only to break
them off, is a bean of ,promise.
fir Ladiee should never put pine in
their months. Theft lips should be ro
es without thorn •
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1864
The Decencies of Life
It is not decent for a person to make
a show above his or -her means.
It is not decent for a man to run in
debt when he does not intend to pay.
It is not decent for persons to be al
ways talking ill of their neighbors.
It is not decent to ascribe improper
motives to every one we come in contact
It is not decent for young people to
show no respect to the aged.
It is not decent to be always praising
It is not decent in persons going to
church to incommode others by mailing
It is not decent to spend your money
in foolishness, when you have debts that
ought to be paid.
It is not decent to starve your.family
by spending your money for liquor.
It is not decent to cheat your neigh
bor, because you happen to have more
knowledge than he is possessed of.
It is not decent to put the bottle too
near your neighbor's mouth and make
LOCAL ARISTOCRACIES.—In Boston,
the only recognized aristocracy is intel
lect; and the question put by a Bosto
nian-is this :—W hat do you know ?
In New York, it is a mere matter of
wealth and the question is: What are
In Philadelphia it is blood, the exact
quality of which is decided by your an
swer as to what are your relations ?
In Washington, where politics govern:
—How many votes do you control?
In Charleston as in the Quaker city,
it is the blood or pedigree, and the ques
tion is : Who was your grandfather ?
In Cincinnati, the queen lard oil city :
—Flow many hogs do you kill?
In Chicago, before the panic, it was:
How many corner lots do you own?
In St. Louis the passport to favor is .
secured by an affirmative answer to the
question : Have you got any interest
in a far company ?
In New Orleans, south of Canal street
among the merchants it was: How
much cotton do you ship ? North of
Canal street among the French creoles.
How dees he dress ?
In Mobile, it is manners that makes
the man, and the question is: how does
he behave ?
SINE DIE.—In a Western State, one
of the political parties has for twenty
years been in the habit of holding their
nominating conventions at the residence
of Mr. G.
Ile happened on a recent occasion,
for the first time, to be in when they had
finished their business, and heard a little
delegate move that "this convention ad
journ sine die."
"Sine die 1" said Mr.G—, to a per
son standing near, 'where's that ?'
'Why, that's in the northern part of
the county,' said his neighbor.
"Hold onify6u please, tar. Chairman,'
said the landlord, 'hold on; I'd like to
be heard on that question. I have kept
a public house more than twenty years.
lam a poor man. I have always be
longed to the party, and never split a
ticket in my life: This is the most cen
tral location in the county,and it's where
we've always met. I've never had nor
asked for an office, and I've worked day
and night for the party, and now I think
it is contemptible to go to adjourn this
convention way up to sine die,'
NEWSPAPERS.—SmaII is the sum that
is required to patronize a newspaper,
and most amply remunerated is the pa
tron. I care not how humble and unpre
tending the gazette which he takes, it is
next to impossible to fill a sheet fifty
two times a year without putting into it
something that is worth the subscription
price. Every parent whose son is away
froin him 'at school should be supplied
with a newspaper. I well remember
what a difference there was between
those of my schoolmates who bad and
those who had not access to newspapers.
Other things being equal, the first were
decidedly superior to the last, in debate
and composition, at least. The reason
is plain ; they had command of more
facts. "youth will peruse a newspaper
with -delight when they will read noth
ing else.—.Tudge Longstreet.
or Nobody ever lost anything , by
love,' said a sage looking person. "I'hat's
not true,' said a young lady, who heard
the remark, "fur I once lost three nights'
sleep.' • •
. wit affirms thatilitary
buttons are very attractive to man,
especially if they aie lent
LOUISVILLE Jo URNALISMS.—The George
town school.girls, who behaved so badly
at the Capitol Hotel in Frankfort while
the rebels were invading the town, must
not Hatter themselves that their offence
will be passed over. We mean to have
a bill introduced into the next Legisla
ture to prohibit their getting married.
The breed ought to .cease.
The old astrologers talked about "ma
lignant stars." If there ever were such
things, they may now be seen upon the
ilistarred banner of the rebel Confeder
One great reason of John Morgan's
invasion of Kentucky is said to. be that
he can't get horses in the Confederacy
and is too aristocratic to use jackasses
Getting "sucked" is a phrase used to
signify being cheated. We suppose we
may say then that the mother of a young
baby gets habitually cheated.
It is said that John Morgan and his
forces are beating a retreat. They may
thank God that they can beat something
The invisible exhalations of the body
leaves saltness upon the skin. We hope
that the rebels, in their rage for salt,
don't lick their wives.
The ladies of Rome, Ga., now occupied
by Sherman's troops, are described as
very pretty, generally shiftless, and al
The rebellion opened more than three
years ago. We trust that ere long it
will be opened again—for a post mortem
The people of the interior of Ken
tucky have been rapidly losing flesh late
ly—in the shape of horses and cattle.
If any man M the army flatters the
President and avows abolition opinions
the President is pretty sure to strap him.
Marshal Pelissier, who, in the French
war with Algiers, suffocated 600 Arabs,
in a cave with the smoke and fumes of
fire and brimstone, is dead. Probably
he can appreciate the merits of flame
and sulpher by this time better than he
could in the Alge'rine war.
An old lady who sells eggs in Cincin
nati has over her door, "New eggs
laid every day by Betty Brigs."
A "big Injun" having strayed from the
camp, found himself lost on trying to re
turn to it. After looking about he drew
himself up and exclaimed, "lojan lost l"
but recovering himself, and feeling un
willing to acknowledge such short sight
edness, continued, "No, Nan no lost—
wigwam lost; Injun here!"
Chloroform is recommended as excel
lent for scolding wives.• A husband who
has just tried it, says, "No family should
be without it."
Fond lovers are green turtles, that
marriage often changes to snapping tur
Jowl COCEIRANE.-If there is in thii
country a more unscrupulous and slip
pery politician than John Cochrane, we
know not where to look for him. In
1848 he was a Free Soiler, but, having
_succeeded ,in avenging the wrongs of
Mr. Van Buren by the defeat of General
Cass, he abandoned the party, and, in
1852, was a supporter of the fugitive
slave law and of that arrant tool of the
slave oligarchy, Franklin Pierce, who
rewarded his treachery to freedom by
making him Collector of the port of
New York. He sustained the Admin
istration of the infamous Buchanan to
the very end ; he supported Breckin
ridge for President in 1860, and as a
member of Congress in the winter of
1860-1, did all he could by his speeches
and votes to betray the North ; and, in
April, 1861, after the inauguration of
Lincoln, he went to Richmond and
made, a speech to the elavemongers, then
itir A married couple travelling in
England recently, held the following di
alogue;—"My dear, are you comfortable
in that caraer?" "Quite, thank you, my
dear." "Sure there's plenty of room for
your feet?" "Quite sure, love." 'And
no cold air from the window by your
ear?' "Quite,certain, darling." "Then
my dear, I'll dingo places with you."
fir To make silk, which has been
wrinkledtaud "tumbled," appear like new,
sponge it on ,the surface, with a weak lig
lution of gum Arabic or white glue, and
iron it , on the wrong side.
sai — Wkon have wiritodi)eople pactiteil
through thii,alphihet of love? NVheu
y reach the
Tai NRW Two-OEwr Gone.—The new
two-cent coin just issued from the mint
is already in limited circulation. The
weight is about twice that of the new
one cent coiti , recently authorized to be
made of copper; and the metal and col
or of the larger and smaller coin do not
differ materially, if at all. :In• size the
two cent piece is between the nickel and
new copper cent (which are of like di
ameter) and the cumbrous old copper
coin. The difference in diameter of the
recent one-cent and two cent issues- is
about one eigth of an inch, while the
two-cent coin is much thicker; and the
difference in diameter of the two cent
and the old copper one-cent coin is one
sixth of an inch—quite sufficient in both`
cases to prevent any confusion or possi
ble mistake. The design of the new
piece is mainly excellent. It is certain
ly unique and quite pretty, as Well as
easily distinguishable. The obverse,
contains, besides the usual inscription
"United States of America" a wreath
formed apparently of beads of wheat.
encircling a very prominent figure "2'
over i the word "cents" in small letters—
The reverse is much handsomer. It
comprises an ornamented shield sur
mounted by a scroll bearing the words
"In God we trust." Two arrows are
crossed on the back of the shield, and
the ground work is a wreath of laurel.—
The date of the piece completes the de
THE NATIONAL COVENANT.—We see it
stated that the Ladies' National Coven
ant have issued an address, embodying
the following pledge :
For three years, or during the war,
we pledge ourselves to each other and
the country, to purchase no imported
goods where those of American manufac
ture can be obtained.
We furthermore pledge ourselves to
purchase no article of foreign imports
tion contained in the following list:—
Dress goods or velvets, silks, grans
dines, India crape and organdies.
- India Lace and broche shawls
Furs, wrought laces and embroideries
Jewelry, watches and precious stones.
Hair ornaments, fans, artificial flowers
and feathers, carpets, furniture, silks
and velvets, painted China, ormolo,
bronze, marble-ornaments and mirrors.
Or, in other words, those comprising the
Covenant are hound to the use of home
spun and all articles of American man
A HAPPY WOkAN.-14 she not the
very sparkle and sunshine of life? A
woman is happy because she cannot help
it—whose smiles even the coldest sprin
kles of misfortune cannot dampen.—
Men make a terrible mistake when they
marry for beauty, for talent, for style.—
The sweetest wives are those -who
possess the magic secret or being con
tented under any circumstances. Rich
or poor, high or low, it makes no differ
ence ; the bright little fountain of joy
bubbles up just as musically in their
hearts. Do they live in a log cabin, the
fire that leaps up on its bumble hearth
becomes brighter than the gilded chan
deliers in Alladin palace. Were the
stream of life so dark and unpropitious
that the sunshine of a happy face falling
on the turbid tide would not waken an
answering gleam? Why, these joyons
tempered people don't know half the
good they do.
4ar REAL GENTLEMEN.—"WeII, Mr.
Flunkey," said a lawyer to a waiter who
was under examination, "you say the de
fendant is no gentleman. What makes
you think 80 ?" "Cause, sir, he always
says 'Thank you,' when I hand him a
mutton- chop, or, even a piece of bread.
Now a real gentleman never does this,
but hollers out, 'Here, Bill, get me a
mutton-chop, or I'll throw this pepper
box at your head.' You can't deceive
me with a gentleman, your worship.
'Cause why? I have associated with too
many at the race course."
SCENE AT A..FAIR.—Very pretty girl
pinning inquiet oil Itif,„ l / 4 Swell's coat.
Young Swell--"Tit4ty-five cents for
the bocinet, I think you said; here's a
two dollar Greenback." i„
Young Lady— " Yes; twenty-fivecents
for the boquet ; a dollar for pinning it
on your cost; . andseventy : five cents for
the pin.—That's jest right; thank yon.
Can't I show yon something else?"
eg• A farmer who lives on a certain
bill 'called Bard Scrabel, in Centrb.l
NOT York, says that last enmmer,,owing
to the drought and poor land together,
the grass was so short they bad to lath
Or before they, could mow it.
VOL, 10.-NO. 49
A MAN EATING HIS WIFE'S FACE:. A
shocking affair took place near Eunis
corthy, Ireland on the 23d. In the
morning a laboring man was passing a
house occupied by a shoemaker named
Quail—recently discharged as cured
from the Carlow Lunatic Asylum—
when his attention was attracted. by cries
and moans proceeding from the interior.
OD entering the house, a horrible scene
presented itself. Quail was actually eat•
ing his wife's face, the wretched woman
writhing in the greatest agony. The
lunatic was driven off his prey, and his
poor victim removed to Enniscorthy.
'Her lips were bitten completely off, and
the remainder of her face all gnawed and
blackened. Quail was subsequently
committed as a dangerous lunatic. His
face and neck presented the appearance
of his having been wallowing in blood.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAND.—Two
charming women were discussing one day
what it is which constitutes beauty in
the hand. They differed in opinion as
Much as the shape of the beautiful mem
ber whose merit thee' were discussing.
A gentleman friend presented himself,
and by common consent the question
was referred to him. It was a delicate
matter. He thought of Paris and the
three goddesses. Glancing from one to
the other of the beautiful white hands
presented for his examination, he replied
at Last—"l give it up—the question is
too hiird for me ; but ask the poor, and
they will tell you the most beautiful
hand in the,world is the hand that gives."
ILLIAM PENI ! i'S TEA,SET.—• W e saw
yesterday a beautiful photograph of the
silver tea-set fortiteily belonging to
William Penn, and by hiM presented to
James Logan. The tea service consis
ting of six pieces, on each of which is
engraved the, monogram of the great
Friend, belongs to Mrs. Rachel Howland,
of this city: and the elegant photo-
graphs executed for Mrs. H. are to be
presented by, her to the Sanitary Fair
in Philadelphia. These must find, a
ready sale in the City of Brotherly Love,
where the memory of the illustrious
founder of the State is kept fresh and
green.—New Bedford (Mass) Mercury,
tom - An amusing incident, says the
Selingsgrove (Pa.) Post, occurred in
one of our churches last Sunday, which
caused considerable tittering through
out the congregation. While the minis
ter was in the midst of his sermon, a
little boy about ten years of age quietly
left his seat, took his hat, walked up to
the pulpit and asked permission of the
minister to leave the church, saying that
he forgot to feed the pig. The request
was granted, and the boy left; but re
turned in a few minutes, no doubt great
ly relieved. It embarrassed the minis
ter for some minutes afterwards.
Avery pleasant interview is said
to, have taken place, a few mornings ago
between President Lincoln and the
schoolmaster who taught him the rudi
ments when a little boy. Mr. Lincoln
gave a warm grasp to the band that once
wielded the bircb across his juvenile
trowsers ,and tbe"Jolly Old Pedagogue,"
was delighted with the cordial reception
he met with. Tbe schoolmaster is alout
ten years older than his former pupil.
cir An Irishman was indulging in the
very intellectual occupation of sucking
raw eggs and reading a newspaper. By
some mischanCe he contrived to bolt a
live chicken. The poor bird chirruped
as it went down his throat, and he very
coolly said : "Be the powers, my young
friend, you spoke too late."
fir Please ring the bell.—Mischiev
ous Boy (reading the sign)—Please ring
the bell. Vy, of course I sill! Any
thing to oblige a person who speaks so
wg• The faces of soldiers coming out
of an engagement, and those of young
women going into one, are generally
ea' The following is a copy of a letter
received by a village schoolmaster "Sur,
as you area man of nqedg, I intend to
inter my eon in your skull.
OF.E• The month ov May, with her lambs
at pia, iz sum ; but the month ov July,
with her burning eye, iz summer.
er At what season were Adam and
Eve =most nnhap in Eden? In the
or Men slip on water when it is fro•
Zen, and on 'wgii4l44:y wtte n it isn't.
I ff ir Kindness is a language that even
the dumb brutes can understand.