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BY FRED'K L. BAKER.
NON 1. 44010 g & 00111ifibiR
TRAINS of this road run by Reading Rail
Road time, which is ten minutes faster
a that of Pennsylvania Railroad.
TRAMS OR THIS ROAD RUN AS FOLLOWS:
LEAVING COLUMBIA AT
A. M.—Mail Passenger train for
7.• i v Reading and intermediate stations,
leasing Landisville at 7:43 a. m., Manheim at
7:58; Litiz at 8:13; Ephrata at 8:42; Rein
bolds:Min at 9:08; Sinking Springs at 9:40 and
arriving at Ri ading it ten o'clock. At Read
ing connection is madoviith Fast Eipreset rain
of East Pennsylvania Railroad, reaching New
York at 2:30 P. M. with train of Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad, reaching . P hiladelphia
at 1:20 P. M., and also with trains for Potts
ville, the Lebanon Valley and Harrisburg.
2:15 P. M.—PASSENGER TRAIN
for Reading and intermediate sta
tions connecting at Landisville at 2:50 P. M.
with ' 4xpress trains of Penn's. R. R., both
Foot mid West, leaving Manheim at 3:26; Litiz
3:41 ; Ephrata at 4:10; Reinholdsville 4:37 ;
Sinking, Springs 5:03 and arriving at Reading
it 5:20 P. M. At Reading connection is made
with trains for Pottsville and Lebanon Valley.
LEAVE LITIZ AT
It — adintr rntertnafietratTrain
leaving Ephrata at 2:44, Reinholdsville,
3 : 11; sinking Springs, 3:30 and arriving at .
Reading at 3:45 P. M. At Retailing connection
made with Fast Express of East Penn's R.
It, reaching yew - York at 10 o'clock, P. M.,
and with train of Philadelphia and Reading R.
reaching Philadelphia at 7:05 P. M.
LEAVE READING AT
6 0 PASSENGER tarn
for Columbia and intermediate sta
tions, leaving Sinking Springs at 6 .16 ; Rein
hoidsville at 6 44, Ephrata at 7 11, Litiz at
7 40, Manheim at 7 58, making connection at
Landisville With train of Penn's'. Railroad,
reaching Lancaster at 8:33 A 7 id . . - tind Phila
delphia at l2:30; arriving at Columbia at 9
o'clock, A. Id., there connecting the Ferry for
Wrightsville and Northern Central 'Railroad,
et 11:45 A. 114.4vith train of Penn'a. Railroad
for the Weet.
10.55 and d i4P intermediate aBne ratTartt fo r
rival ° of passenger trains fr om Phila delphia
and Pottsville, leaving Sinking Springs at 11:18
Reinholdsville at 11;53; Ephrata 12:2S and
arriving at Litiz at one o'clock, P. M.
lu b n l; T : i - a M a a n il
i P n a te sa rm en e gz ate T s r t a s in it
o f n o s r
with passengers leaving New- York at 12 M.,
and Philadelphia at 130 P. M., leaving Sink
ing Springs at 6:31 ; Rbinholdsville 6:b9 ; Eph
rata 1126 ; Litiz 7:5b ; Manheim 8:11 ; ,
5:27 arriving at Columbia at 9 P. M.
17• The Pleasure Travel to Ephrata and
Linz Springs from Now-York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and other points, is by this schedule
necominodated several times per day with Ex
press trains connecting in all directions.
11:? Through tickets to New-York, Phila
delphia and Lancaster sold at principal sta
tions. Fraight carried with utmost prompt
ness and dispatch, at the lowest rates.
Further information with regard to Freight
or passenge, may be obtained from the agents
of the Company.
M ELADES COHEN, Superintendent,
E. F. KEEVER., General Freight and Ticket
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lOttp at a grut Ittabtx
She slumbered in the rocking-chair
She'd occupied all day,
And in her lisp, half open, there
The last new novel lay ;
Upon the hearth the dying brands
Their latest radiance shed—
A flaring candle near her stands,
With a crown about its head.
Her hair, which long unkempt had been,
Was hanging . loosely round,
The curls by many a shining pin
In closest durance bound.
Her gown—it had been white I wean,
But white it was not then—
Her ruffles too, had once been clean,
And tight be so again.
One slip-shod foot the fender prest,
The other sought the floor,
And folded o'er her heaving breast,
A faded shawl she wore.
The flickering light is fading fast,
The parlor colder grows ;
The midnight hour has long been past—
The cock for morning crows.
She caret"' not for mortal things,
For in her busy brain
The novelist's imaginings
Are acted o'er again :
But while in this delicious nap
Her willing sense ia bound,
The book falls gently from her lap,
And at its rustling sound,
She wakes I—but 'tis, alas I to see
The candle's latest beam :
Nor in , the blackened coals can she
Revive one friendly , gleam.
Then, groping through the passage far,
She steals with noiseless tread,
And, leaving every door ajar,
Creeps shivering into bed 1
THE TONGUE.-A white far on the
tongue attends simple fever and inflam
mation. Yellowness of the tongue at
tends a derangement of theliver, and is
common to billions or typhus fevers.
A tongue vividly red on the tip or eige,
or down the centre, or over the whole
endue, attends inflammation of the mu.
cousmembrane of the stomach orbowels.
A white velvet tongue attends mental
disease. A tongue red at the tips, be
coming brown, dry and glazed, attends
sr Daring the last illness of. Dr.
Cibrac, a celebrated French physician,
he was attacked with delirium, on .
covering from which he felt his own
pulse, paistakini himself for one of his
"Why was I not called before ?' he
said, "It is 'too late ; has the gentle
man been bled ?" his attendant answer
ed in the negative.
."Then he is a dead man," answered
Cibrac ; "he will not live six hours ;'
and hid prediction was verified:
gar A Rochester coppersmith, on
going home.from his work one night,
quarelled with his wife. She went to
the cupboard, put a teaspoonful of cor
rosive sublimate in a glass of high wine,
and drank it off. Everyeffort was made
to save her life, but she died in the
morning, after intense suffering. .
eir Last year about this time, Mr.
Enoch Flamer, at Newbury, Mass , set
a trap to catch a wood-chuck, but in
stead something caught the trap and
carried it away. A. few days since he
was knocking a crow's nest from 'a tree,
and discovered therein a steel trap and
the bones of the wood-chuck.
Aar May not a bird who alee'pa 'upon
the wing be said to occupy a feat*
bed? • *
3„tt ;ItansLrlirauia *anal for fje brow girth.
MARIETTA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1865.
Local Military Reminiscences,
(and some incidental coarrA'noxs thereon.)
Mn. EDITOR :—Yonr SWOON in "drum
ming up" old muster rolls, has thus far,
no boubt, been beyond your expectations
when you first commenced it. There is
now only the roll, of the “Raniers"
wanting, to make the. series of the oiler
organizations complete ; and that will,
doubtless, be forthcoming in due time.
Before the publication in your paper of
the roll of the ,company commanded by
Capt. Huston, in the war. of 1812, I sup
posed I should have had some knowledge
of a large number of its members, but in
this I was quite mistaken: In passing
my eyes down the column of, names I
find there are but few that-I ever saw or
heard of before, or with whom I can as
sociate any-persons that I ever knew.
Beginning with the head of the list, I
find the name of the Captain with whom
lam well aciinainted. He was the Col
onel of our Regiment in my early mili
tary career. Lieut. Carr was, •probably,
a brother, or other relative, of a Presby
terian minister who officiated in Mariet
ta many long years ago, and who died
in the •house now .owned by Dr. Cush
man, on the west corner of Front and
Gay streets,—if he was not the veritable
(subsequent) minister himself. For
many years after the death of Mr. Carr,
his funeral was universally considered
"the largest that ever took place in Ma-
rietta." John &limp, the Ensign of the
company, Ido not remember to have
ever seen, but he was probably the fath
er or brother of David Shimp, a "tide
pilot" on the Susquehanna river many
years ago. He, (David,) was a brother
in-law to your townsman, Andrew
Brooks, and was drowced by being
throwed off a craft of some kind, about
the spring of 1820, somewhere between'
Marietta and Port Deposit. First-Ser
geant Robert Maxwell, I think, Was the
husband of the widow Maxwell, who for
many years kept a boarding house in
Marietta, and he was also the father-in
law of, William Pierce and Benjamin
Garman. It may, however, have been
tat he was an elder son of the late Mrs.
Maxwell and therefore a brother-in-law
of the aforenamed. 4th Sergeant, Hen
ry Nopsker I have often seen, both at
Maytown, where he resided, and had a
large family, and died ; and at the
"Haines Fishery," where he was a peri
odical visitor and participator. •First
Corporal Joshua Todd, was the father
or brother of David and Thomas Todd—
the one a carpenter and the other a cord-.
waiver, who were well known about Ma
rietta, Maytown and Columbia, in my
earlier days of manhood.
Philip Beater, the 4th on the, list of
"privates," was an uncle or grandfather
of the gentlemanly host of the "White
Swan." He at one time, I think, kept
the "Vinegar Ferry," or "Bealer's Fer
ry" as it was afterwards called. "Beel
er's water melon patch" was an institu
tion well known to "us boys,"- and I
only refrain from making a confession in
relation thereto at this time, on 'account
of the irrelevancy of the subject. Wil
liam Barnes, doubtless a citizen of May
town, I was acquainted with some of his
.Who could John Bell have been?
Was he a • brother of Joseph. Bell who
was the father of the present John Bell?
Joseph Bell enlisted in the service of
his country, and died at "Black-Rock"
in Canada I think in 1813 or 1814. Ni
cholas Clepper, I knew him well, and
also his eons Joseph and Nicholas jr.
He was a staunch farmer of "Coffygoss,"
a locality and a name quite familiar in
the days of my boyhood. Our "dads"
used to twit the senior NiCholas, about
his "going a fishing whin it was too
windy to plough." John Bird, "little
Johnny Bird" as he was called, after
wards the bass drummer of the "Old
Blues"—husband- of "Granny Bird,"—'
alamous midwife and nurse in days of
yore, and who accompanied her husband
to the wars. Christopher Hollinger, a
large family of this name lived about
Maytown. I May, have seen and known
the man, but I, cannot localize him in
my mind. Alexander Halide; a "tide.
pilot" on the Susquehanna, who lived in
Front street, Marietta, a few doors be
-IoW 4 11Orn street." William' Hayes and
Robert Johnion, I think both of these
men were "Maytowners," the former
perhaps the fatheiof the present John
Hayes. Elias Jamison, a citizen of Ma
rietta, whom I remember well. I think
"Plum" one time assisted him to die.
charge a lookless gun, loaded•with pow
der and salt, at "Trump's cow," in which
'Liar was more hurt than the cow.
Fiends 'McGloughlen, a Tailor; I think,
and brother of the old cordwainer; Jem
my MeGloughlenu With- one leg, - whO
lived "long, bang ago" in the house for
many years afterwards Owned and occu
pied by Sally Bell. John Mosey,
brother of David Mosey perhaps, an un
cle to the present Frank Mosey. John
Morgan, likely the ther 'of Decatur
Morgan, who was Affecor less identified
with the early navigation of the Penn
sylvania canal. ,Anthony and Theodore
Robinson, I think were cousins of Rich
lard and Joseph Robinson, who belonged
to Capt. Grosh's company. Mathias
Sheets, afterwards a farmer, who often
visited Marietta.with "apples to sell."
Robert Shank, brother to John Shank,
the cooper, who for many years conduc
ted business in the frame shop on the
corner of Front and Locust streets (of
tener called "Horn street") ,Marietta.
John Vanghen, if not the man himself,
then the father or uncle of John Vaukh
en, that carried on the netting business
in Columbia, Pa. Reuben Welshontz—
everybody in and about Marietta 'and
Maytown is acquainted with Reuben,
who is one of the survivors of that ,arr
dent military corps.. John Williams
was doubtless a member- of a family of
that name who lived near the river
above Marietta. James Wilson, was
the father of Fletcher Wilson, well
known in Marietta for many years and
lived on the Marietta and Elizabeth
town road. John White I' remember
well, for he was my father's landlord,
and of course called at our house, at
least on every rent day. I think he was
also the proprietor of "White's Fishery."
I knew him when I was a boy, particu
larly from his having been afflicted with
a large, goiture. My impressions of
most of the foregoing individuals 'them
selves are very faint indeed, but I still
have some recollection of them or their
family connections. There is another
name about which 1 Shall now say game
thing, and as it is nearly related to my
self,.T must ask the reader's indulgence
in advance, for anything that may ap
pear like egotism. The name I refer to
is between those of Anthony and Theo
dore Robinson, and the spelling of it il
lustrates the changes which gradually'
take place in many of the names of our
countrymen,and especially those derhied
from the German: For instance, 'many
of the Kieffers are-now called Cooper—
the Zimmernaans, • Carpenter—the
Schwartz's Blacks, &c., &c., but these
are only literal translations of their ori
ginals. Jacob Roadvon—this is a ren
during of my father's name very differ
ent from any that, I have ever seen' or
known before. The first way. I was
taught to spell my name was . Rodfonk.
This I learned from George Briscoe, a
Marylander, to whom I went to school
for one or two "qharters," in the "long,
low" brick school house (just opposite
the residence of Geo. Rudisill, in Mar
ket street, Marietta) about the year
1820. English people invariably pro
nounced my name "Rodfonk," but Ger
man's pronounced it "Rautfong," 'a la
teral translation of which would be
"Wheel-catch." But neither .of these
were the true rendering of the name; al
though the German version was the
nearest approxitnation in sound, and
therefore the translation was also erro
neous. Briscoe had the highest opinion
of the penknife blades manufactured for
him, by my father, and on one occasion
when he visited him, he found him en
gaged in engraving his name on the,bar
rel of a rifle, that be had just finished.
"J. Rathvon," ejaculated Briscoe ; why
Jacob is that your name ? I thought it
was Bodfonk. From that time forth
Briscoe taught" me to write my name
"Rathvon," although I am, now aware
that it was not spelt so by my ancestry
for like many other names of men and
things, it has undergone some chinge by
modification and abreviation. I have
before me the muster roll of a company
from Lancaster county, that served in
the army duiing the Reirolutionary war.
The ,2nd Lieutenanton this list is George
Rathfang and . the. first, "high private"
Jacob Rathiand. These men were bro
thers, and were thesons of George Rath-
fang,senior, who, with his brother Chris
tutu, had emigrated from the Canton of
Berne, in Switzerland, sOme•thirty years
before the revolution, and hadjettled
in Cnnestoga township, in the county of
Lancaiter. I know of no other name
that makes any approximation to mine,
either in'orthography, or 'pronunciation,
except the English names of "Rathvere!
but it is not deiived 60111 any of these,
nor is it e 'modification of any of them',
unless it may haie been carried (roil
Scotland : or England over to Switzer
lead. I believe the' arier "number of
the farailj still spell "RSA
fon" but in the Geriiiin tis make no
difference in the sound, the letter 'v'
in that language having the same sound
as 'f.' Among English people howev
er the sound of 'v' is more smooth -and
convenient when , following the `h,' or in
commencing a syllable, and hence I pre
sume the change was made, A branch
of the family settled 'near' 'Middletown
in the county of Dauphin, among whoin
were at.least one clergyman and one
school teacher, and I think my fither
received the present Tendering of his
and my name' from them, for I have
since learned that hie own brothers and
most of their children, still spell it
Rathfon, I think linguistic ethnolo
gists regard the letters 'b' and 'v' as
equivalent, and represent them both by
the same,character, adding only a slight
appendage, indicating the one or the
other of those sounds. The original
name I am inclined to believe was Rath
fang but Wherl, how, and for what re.
on, the first deviation took place, I am
unable to say, nor is it of any import
ance to know. tut in the German lan
guage the pronunciation of the name is
widely different from the English. In
the former the 'th' is never aspirated
as it is in the• latter, the pronunciation
in the German therefore, is “Rautfong,”
and from this can be easily, perceived
the ,illiterate English _ corruption of
'Rath' is the German name of a noun-,
sellor or legal., advisorin short what
we term, a. lawyer ;r it also means
member of a town council, and Sher -
fore the building in which the -council
meets, is called the "Rath-house, or
Town-house. If the name was not de
rived from Rath-man —an advisor ; or
Rath-sam —advisable, then' probably it
may have been derived from some official
futfctionary whose duty it was to appre
hend seditions or disloyal members of
the local legistatttres,. for 'lank, beins
to catch, or an instrument to catch With.
The German name for wheel, is 'Rad.
not "Rath," and here again is the prob.
able origin of "Rod" among the En
With this, I hope pardonable, digres
sion, Mr. Editor, allow, me to say that
the name on, the muster roll referred to,
should be rendered Jacob ..,Rathvon, in
stead of "Roadvon.• This I know, be
cause I have often heard my father say
that he served under Capt: Huston In
the war of 1812, and I have also heard
Col. Huston say that my father was a
member of his company. This miscal
ling and misPelling of personal'names is,
however,- grate common `in almost every
community. In the days of my boy hood
the Zublins of Marieita, were named,.by
a large portion of the community, Ci
villy, and, I
,beligive, until I became
able to read their name, I pronounced
it so myself. FOr many years Houseal
was pronounced Hcinseagle, and so on
to the end of the chapter.:
Up der any circumstances, the war of
1812, as compared' with the great re
bellion, now seemingly so auspiciously
closing, was as a dwarf to a giant, and
it •is to be si ncerelj- • hoped, that when
the 'final en ding of the present war, doei
come, it may be more decisive of the
'great principles involved in than was
that of 1812. Not only the principles
involved at the outset or commence
ment of the war, but alio those that, 88
unavoidable contingencies, were ft:treed
into it, in order to bring it to a success
ful termination. All "honor therefore to
those who have at any time, "endured
and dared in behalf of their country, its
constitution and laws. S. S. R.
A little girl, about four years old,
and a little boY, aborit . 'six, had been
cautioned not to take away t the nest
eggs ; but one morning, when they went
for the egg, , the little girl took it and
started for the house. Her disappoint
ed brother followed, crying, "Mother!
Mother ! Snsey's been and got the egg
the old hen measures , by !"
Or Free masonry has ekisted nomfor
many centuries. It was introduced into
England in the' year , 674. The oldest
Lodge in England is said to• be* the
Grand of Yoik, wliloh
A. "was found
ed .D. 926.
fir When Benjamin parted with Jeff.
Davis, he said : "We're both going' to
the ,same place." "How is that ?" asked
Davis. "Well," said Benjamin, "I'm
going to titrOpe,, and you're going to
Why , le a pbetegraphiaalb,um lka
the diainer'd a bar counter? • liepinesi
it is ofteaAreeeptaele for empty 'thugs.
eirA. se pool or Vitaleti._..wi a ra
Whales want at echo - al, papa ?" "TO
learn to spout, my eon."
VOL. XL-NO. 47.
No 3341 fit tbi flottzt
No baby in the house, I know,—
'Tie far too nice and clean ;
No toys by careless fingers strewn
'Upon the floor are seen ;
No finger-marks are on the panes,
' No scratches on the chairs.
No •wooden men set up in rows,
Or marshalled off in pairs ;
•No little stockings to be darned,
All ragged at the toes ;
No pile of mending to be done,
Made up of baby clothes ;
Nolittle troubles to be soothed,
No little hands to fold,
No grimtny fingers to be washed,
No stories to be told ;
No tender kisses to be given,
No nicknames,•"Clove" and "mouse ;°
No merry frolics after tea,—
No baby in the house !
A SitALL Jos.,--"Well, doctor," said
a chap Buffering with the toothache,
"how much do you ax for the job ?
Guy ! but you did it quick though I"
"My terms," replied the dentist, "are
one dollar." "A dollar for half a min
ute's work ! One dollar 1 thunder
Why, a doctor down t'our place, drawed
a tooth for me two years ago, and it
took him two hours. He dragged me
all around the room, and lost his grip
half a dozen times. 1 never seen such
hard work,—and he charged me only
twenty-five cents. A dollar for a minit's
work! . 0, git out you must be jokin 1°
0 00 STORY.-A Mend of his—said
President Lincoln—passing along a vil
lage street, was painfully bitten by an
ugly dog. A •single blow of a heavy
stick, skillfully aimed, killed the animal
instantly ; but the enraged pedestrian
still continued to pummel the whelp,
till little vestige of the canine form re
mained. At length he was accosted
with, "What are you about ? That dog
has been dead these ten minutes.' "I
know it,' was the reply ; "but I want to
give the beast a realizing sense that
there is a punishment after death."
CONUNDRUMS.-Why are washerwomen
the. greatest navigators on the globe ?
Because they are continually crossing
the line and running from pole to pole.
Why is the letter A like a honey
suckle ? Because a B follows it.
Why is the letter D like a sailor ?
Because it follows the C.
Why is a fashionably dressed young
lady like a careful housewife ? Because
her waist (waste) is always as small as
she can make it.
wirA disloyal lady (we think she was
a lady, over the left) near Catawissa, in
this state, who remarked on hearing of
the assassination of President Lincoln,
that he was In hell, was significantly
rebuked by an old gentleman standing
by, with the inquiry : " How do you
know ? Have you received a letter from
your father—the Devil ?
sir A-country clergyman being op.
posed to the use of the violin in the
church service, was, however, overruled
by his congregation, who determined on
having one. On the following Sunday,
the parson commenced the service by
exclaiming in long drawn accents, 'You
may fi•d-d-1-e and s.i-n-g the 40th psalm.'
sr, Bat—Some people always have a
but, Which thEiy put in the way of every
thing: 'Enquiring of such a one the
character of his neighbor, be replied,
'Why, he is poorti fair, clever sort of
man, but—hem !"But what ?"Why
—a—hem—why he feeds his darned old
horse on pumpkins.'
gar 'Daddy, I reckon ae how I might
go - a cortin' now, bein' as how gooseber
ry pies is , comin' in fashion, main't I?'
'Yes, son, I reckon su. 'Well, if I don't
go to see somebody's gal next Sunday,
then saw my old hat in two.'
or "A nursery must be a great place
for dancing, Simon." "Why so ?" "Be
cause it ie." "I don't see how.' "Ain't
a nursery a regular bawl-room ?' " Well
you're a rouser."
The officiating clergyman at the
marriage of a deaf and dumb couple,
wittily and gallantly wished them nn-
ilar It was a smart child who asked
his father, a while since, what kind of
wood the 'Board 'of Trade' was made
Air A young lady, when recommend
ed to exercise for her health, said she
would jump at an offer, and run her own
itir "hie, what is -a fortification ?"
"Two tweatificatione, dear."