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TRAINS Ott TIIIS ROAD RUN AS FOLLOWS,
LEAVING COLUMBIA AT
A. M.—Mail Passenger train for
:1V Reading and intermediate stations,
lea. in , ' Landisville at 7:43 a. tn., Manheim at
:SS; Linz at 8:13; Ephrata at 8:42 • Rein.
11.1.1:n11e at 9:08; Sinking Springs at e:4O and
arriving at RI ading at ten o'clock. Al Read
ing connection is made with Fast Expresst rain
f iNst Pennsylvania Railroad, reaching New
York it 2:30 P. M. with train of Philadelphia
and Reading Railroad, reaching Philadelphia
Al., and also with trains for Potts
vi ie, Lebanon Valle) ,aad Harrisburg.
P.- P. M.—PASSENGER TRAIN
. / G k for Reading aml intermediate sta
concerting at Landisville at 2:50 P. M.
with Express trains of Penn'a. R. R., both
East rod West, leaving Man beim at 3:26; Litiz
3:11; Ephrata at 4:10; Reinholdsville 4:37;
Siskins 6 springs 5:03 and arriving at Reading
st 5;f:OP. M. At Reading connection is made
win] trains for Pottsville and Lebanon Valley.
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2.1 P. M.—Exprims Passenger Train
1 . ;) for Reading ar.d intermediate sta
tion, leaving Ephrata at 2:44, Reinholdsville,
;i:11; Sinking Springs, 3:30 and arriving' at
RNA* at 3:45 I'. M. At Reuling connection
Itinde with lust Express of East Penn's. R.
It, reaching New York at 10 o'clock, P. M.,
ail,: with train of Philadelphia and Reading R.
11,, reaching Philadelphia at 7:05 Y. M.
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intermediate Nß taatian
eons, leavir , Sinking Springs at 6 16 ;, Rein
lini&ville at% 41, I.lplirata at 7 I!, Litiz at
.111, Manheim at 7 OS, making connection at
Landisville with train of Penn's Railroad,
retelling Lancaster at 8:33 A M. and Phila
delphia at 12:30; arriving at Columbia at 9
A. M., there connecting the Ferry for
\\ tlghtsville anti Northern Central Railroad,
at 11:45 A. 111. with train of Penn'a. Railroad
of the Went.
0 : 5 ,At i;(ll . 23 — te P rzn as e s Si n ie erTn stations,in Litiz
of passenger trains from Philadelphia
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Reinholdsville at 11:53; Ephrata 12:28 and
arriving at Litiz at one o'clock, P. M.
R.l P. M.—Mail Passenger Train f , r
U. J 0 Columbia and intermediate statio
alai passengers leaving New-York at 12 M.,
and Philadelphia at 3:30 P. M., leaving Sink
,nc. Springs at 6:31 ; Reinholdsvirfle 61b9 ;
7:26 ; Litiz 7:55 ; Manheim Sill ; Landis
‘i!le 6:27 ; arriving at Columbia at 9 P. M.
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Luiz Springs I rom New-York, Philadelphia,
Baltimore and other points, is by this schedule
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FRANKLIN HINKLE, M. D.
After an absence of nearly three years in
the Navy and Army of the United States has
returned to the Borough of Marietta and re
sumed the practice of Medicine.
Eslecial attention paid to Surgical cases
in which branch of his profession helms had
eery considerable experience.
1)1 PHILADELPHIA, PA,
: e "" o f the Urinary and Sexual Systems.
TT- new and reliable treatment. Also, the
CHAMBER an Essay of warning and
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, Ihe Mariettian " in " Lindsy's Build
',g, ' betwee it the ' Post Office Corner and
A TTORNEY AT LAW,
OF FICE,_ LANCASTER. PA,
No. 24 NORTH Dean STREET
I,,Pplte the Court House, where he will at
to the practiceof h' in all its
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So I'm "crazy" in loving a man of three'
Why, I had never come to my senses
But I'm doubtful of youie, if you're think
ing to prove
My insanity just by the fact of my love
Yon would like to know what are his
Wonderful wiles ;
Only delicate praises and flattering
'Tis no spell of enchantment, no mag
But the way he says "darling" tha
goes to my heart.
Yes, he's "sixty," I cannot dispute with
But you'd make him a hundred, I think,
if you dare
And I'm glad all his folly of first love
Sine I'm sure, of-the two, it is best to
"His hair is as white as the snowdr
you say ;
Then I never shall see it change slowly
to gray ;
But I almost could wish, for his dear
That my tresses were nearer the hue of
"Ile can't see ;" then I'll help him to
* see and to hear,;
If it's, needful, you know, I can sit very
And he's young enough yet to interpret
Of a heart that is beating up close to
"must aid him ;" ah ! that is my pleas
ure and pride ;
should love him for this if for nothing
And though I've more reasons than I
Yet the one that "he needs me" is
strongest of all.
So, if I'm instine, you will own, I am sure
That the case is so hopeless it's past
any cure ;
And, besides, it is acting no very wise
To be treating the head for disease o
And if anything could make a woman
That no dream can delude, andkno fancy
That she never knew lover's enchant
It's being the darling of one of three
WOULDN'T COME COME A SECOND TIME.-C
—, now of California, was for a* time
secretary of the state of Illinois. One
day, during the legislative vacation, a
meek, cadaverous looking man, with a
white neckcloth, introduced himself to
him at his office, and stating that he had
been informed that Mr. C---bad the
letting of the hall of representatives,
he -wished to secure it, if possible, for a
course of lectures he desired to deliver
" May I ask," said the secretary,
'what is to be the subject of your . lec
"Certainly," was the reply, with a
very solemn expression of countenance.
"The course I wish to deliver is on the
Berland coming of the Lord."
" It is of no use," said "If
you take my advice, you will not waste
your time in this city. It is my private
opinion that if the Lord has been in
Springfield once, He will never come a
JOKE ON A MINISTER.--A young fellow
was taking a sleigh-ride with a pretty
girl when he met a Methodist minister
who was somewhat celebrated for tying
the knot matrimonial at short notice.
Be stopped him, and asked, hurriedly—
" Can you tie a knot for me ?"
"Yes," said Brother B- "I guess
so ; when do you want it done ?"
"Well, right away," was the reply ;
"is it lawful, though, here in the high-,
way ?" asked the wag.
"Oh, yes ; this is as good a place as
any—as safe as the church itself."
"Well, then, I want a knot tied in my
horse's tail, to keep it out of the snow 1"
shouted the wicked wag, as he - drove
rapidly away, fearing lest the minister,
in his profane wrath, should fall from
All in your I. W hat is it in putting
its eyes oat, leaves nothing but a nose ?
4.tt4nartitt Vonsglattia gonna! for tie Nom Cult.
MARIETTA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1865.
Isbt Ztein,g fit Maztington eit2.
FOR THE NrARIETTIAN.]
Friend Baker:—Well, I believe we
left off at the Mertopolitan Hall ; this
neighborhood is lined with drinking
hells and bawdy houses, so we will pass
on and take a sight , down Pennsylvania
avenue from the Treasury building.
Ain't it a grand eight I—how beautiful
those lamps look, lining the avenue for
more than a mite on each side ; those
red and blue lights you see passing each
other are the lights of the street cars;
the red ones are the cars running from
Georgetown to the Washington depot;
the green or blue ones, are the cars
from Georgetown to the Navy yard ; all
you have to do therefore is to remember
the color of the lights and you know
their destination—daring ,the day you
can read on the side of the cars the
name of the line. By your pJrmission
we will now proceed to Georgetown ;
now we are nearing 10th street ; that
building, with a kind of cupola, just be
yond D street, is Ford's Theatre—or
was prior to April'l4, 1865—where J.
Wilkes Booth performed the last trage
ky by shooting our worthy and humane
President. That building on the right
hand corner is the "Kirkwood House,"
where President Johnson was to have
been dispatched. Do you observe that
line of hacks—looking like a funeral—
they are all for hire, but before you en
ter one, be certain to ascertain what
they are allowed to charge you, or they
will grossly impose on you ; they are al
lowed one dollar an hour, but they will
charge you five if you do not know bet
ter than to give . it to them. There you
see another angle handsomely fenced in
and fine, shade trees around it—that is
Grover's Theatre—it is the only theatre
in the city now open. That large build
ing to the right is "Willard's Hotel"—
it looks very gloomy just. now ; in 1861
it was like a " bee hive"—literally jam
med night and day with sojourners, it
being general head qularters for idle ar
my officers. That large building to our
left with those large columns is the
Treasury building ; that rather old-faeh
ioned brick house near by is called the
State Department, a very unpretending
place for Secretary Seward to occupy ;
a new one, however, on a fine scale, is
about being erected ; that on our right
is the banking house of Jay Cooke &
Co. That rather dilapidated building
to our right is Riggs & Co's. banking
house. There. near by is Lafayette
Square with its fine walks and delight
ful shade trees; in the centre is Clark
Mills; equestrian statue of General
Jackson ; that white building on our
eft is the "White House" occupied at
present by that poor tailor, Andrew
Johnson ; that fine room is the "East
Room," which is almost always open to
"everybody and the rest of mankind."
The building, you will observe, does not
make much of an outside display, but
the grounds are very handsome—the
view toward the Potomac beautiful; in
the centre of the lawn is a fine fountain
and basin, and a music stand for the
Marine band to play--during the Sum
mer evenings—every Saturday evening;
here, too, the aristocracy, like in the
Capitol grounds, display their fineries
whilst the poor go to enjoy the cool
shade and fine music: The " Marine"
is a fine band, composed of 38 members,
dressed in red coats and white pants.
Here we kre now at the corner of 17th
street, that building at ear right is the
Art building, built by the banker Cor
coran, bat as he left fur England at - the
breaking out of the war, the govern.
ment has taken possession of his prop
erty and converted this building into a
Quartermaster department; that to the
left on 17th street is the War Depart.
ment and that just below it the Navy.
Here we are at the'"Circle"—that in
the centre is the statue of Geo. Wash
ington facing Washington city and-turn
ing his back on Georgetown ; here is
24th street, that encampment to the
right is Col. Joseph W. Fisher's 195th
Regiment, to which quite a number of
Marietta boys are attached. I have
been out to see them several times and
they want very much to return home—
they complain that other regiments
have been mustered out that entered the
service since they have, - and that as the
war is virtually over, they dislike play
ing soldier, as they now term it. The
boys appear all to, be in good health.
Now we approach the bridge which con
nects Georgetown with Washington—it
is a plain lo'okiog structure, but being
iron cost the government avast deal of
money. Here we are in the old fashion
ed city of Georgefown with its narrow
streets and old styled houses. That
building in the forest on top of that hill,
with the stars and stripes floating so
high is "Arlington Heights," the rebel
Gen. Lee's home. We will now take a
stroll down to 7th street and take the
street cars for the wharf,, and see what
can be seen there. That iron bridge
we crossed is over the canal, a rather
muddy looking ditch when the tide is
down, and a very disagreeable odor - as
you pais over it at any time ; that en
closure to the right is the Smithsonian
Institute grounds and extends up to 12th
street along canal. To the left is what
is called Armory square, those long
frame buildings are the Armory square
Hospitals, and are yet occupied by some
invalid soldiers ; the building above
the hospitals is the Armory where they
made cartridges for the army and navy
before the war, when such articles were
not in so great demand, and leaden and
iron, pills were only given in Allopathic
doses. It was in one of those Armories
that eighteen of oar young ladies met
their sudden death, about a year since,
by the explosion of some of their pills,
scattering their bodies in fragments in
all directions ; one of the largest funer
als ever had in this city was the burial
of those poor unfortunate girls at one
time in the Congressional . burying
ground, and a monument has been erec
ted over their remains in memory of their
That road leads to Alexandria ; that
is called Maryland Avenue and on this
side of the canal is called the Island ;
that road crosses what is known as the
"Long Bridge" and has been termed
the Military road in consequence of the
government exclusively using it to con
vey troops and military stores over it,
but now other travelers can ride on it
for 30 cents to Alexandria. There is
the great Potomac river ; those bar
racks or sheds are filled with forage,
mountains of hay and straw and bags of
oats, and just look out into the stream
and see the barges loaded with the same.
Steamboats make daily excursions down
the river to Mount - Vernon and other
points. There is the "Atienue ILJuse"
—one of the most quiet in the city—no
bar room attached to the hotel and just
far enough from the avenue to make it
quiet and the charges reasonable. That
point over to the right is the "Seaton
Rouse," erected within the past two
years; it is a fine house and fronts on
Louisiana avenue and E street ; that on
the left is the "National Intelligencer"
office ; that building has been very much
improved, and that to the left is the
Post Office ; there is nothing of note in
this building unless it be the book in
which Benjamin Franklin kept the ac
counts of tho post office department
when the postal system was first adopt
ed ; it is a small common day book; in
co mparison with the books now used, it
is really a cariosity. That buildingjust
across the street is the Patent office,
which is well worth a visit, alone, while
on a visit here. It is occupied by the
Agricultural department in the base
ment ; they are also forming a museum
of the various fruits of the country, ar
ranged beautifully in glass cases,.in two
rooms. This part is well worth a visit
to see the mammoth Pears, Apples, and
other fruits ; the different varieties of
the same fruits f;om different States,
showing the action of different climates
upon the same fruit ; but I will not at
tempt a description. The upper floors
of this building are occupied by the Sec
retary of the Interior, Commissioner of
Patents, &c. The Patent office alone
would consume a vast deal of time to
properly examine one half the curiosi
ties deposited there—such a collection
for here you can see models of buildings,
bridges, locomotives, and indeed any and
every thing that would be likely to light
of every thing from a gimlet to a palace,
en man's burden. One of the most at
tractive cases in the building is that
one- containing the wardrobe of General
George Washington, with his military
equipage, and one containing his china
ware. There are but few relics or nat
ural curiosities left in the building, as
they have been removed to the "Smith
sonian Institute," ( where we will here
after go). This ( the Patent office)
building, when completed, will be one,
if not the finest, in the city ; when finish
ed you will be able to walk two squares
on the inside of the building, for you
will observe that it just occupies two
squares. It now has the beet appear
ance of any of the public bilitlitigs, as it
stands so much higher than most of the
others, as, for instanCe, the Post Office
building luta the appearance of having
sunk at least one story into the ground.
and- the Whitellouse looks similalr.
How SHE Swonis.—A correspondent
of the World writing from Richmond,
relates an incident as follows :
. Taking the oath reminds me of a local
joke which my pen cannot resist record
ing. A modest young country girl, on
applying for rations to one of our relief
agents, a few days ago, was asked if she
had ever taken the oath. " NO, indeed,
sir," was her terrified reply, '1 never
swore in all my life." But you must
take the oath my good girl,' said . the
agent, 'or I cannot give you the rations.'
'No, indeed, I can't sir,' said the girl,
'mother always taught me never to
swear.' The agent mildly persisted, and
the maiden as pertinaciously refused all
attempts at persuasion, until overcome
at last by the dreadful conflict between
necessity and her - high sense of moral
duty—she stammered out, with down
cast lids, ' Well, sir, if you will make
me do such a horrid, wicked thing—d—n
the Yankees !"
A WEDDING INCIEDENT.—The story is
told of a temperance man, who, being at
a wedding was asked to drink the bride's
health in a glass of wine which was of
fered him. He refused to partake of
the intoxicating liquid, and said when
he drank her health, it would be in that
which resembled her most in purity, and
he knew nothing better than water, pure
water. He then drank to her health in
a glass of God's beverage--sparkling
water. The ladies immediately stepped
forward, and making a respectful cour
tesy, thanked him for the beautiful com
pliment he had just paid the fair bride,
when it was resolved that all intoxicat
ing drinks be banished from the room.
TALLEYRAND.—There are a Bet of men
who are continually b'oring people for
autographs; few have the talent of re
fusing them with politeness. Talley
rand, being once asked a similar favor
by an English nobleman, promised to
send him one in a few days, and thus
kept his word. He sent him an invita
tion to dinner : "Will you oblige me
with your company to dinner, on Wed
nesday next, at eight o'clock ? I have
invited a number of exceedingly clever
persons, and do not like to be the only
fool among them."
Pro IN THE BED.-A little girl had
been entertained with stories about pigs
one evening, and highly amused with an
imitation from a facetious brother, of
the manner in which they "grunt."
The folio wing,morning, she rose from
her "nest," beside her father, and list
ened to his snoring with unfeigned as
tonishment. After a moment, she cried
" Mamma, mamma, do, duet tome 'ere !
Pon my life, I tink dere's a pig in die
SETTLEMENT.—"•Now, then, when are
we going to have a settlement of this
account ?" exclaimed an irascible credi
tor to an impertuable debtor. "We
have had a settlement," was the reply.
"When—where—how " began the cred
itor. "Didn't I come in to 'see yon
about it last month ?" asked the debtor.
"Yes." "And I meant to settle it then,
didn't I?" "Well—yes, I believe so."
"Very well, then, wasn't that a settle
- Napkins . have their etiquette.
They are to be laid open on the knees,
and not fastened to the waistcoat or
button-hole. At the close of a•meal, at
home, you may fold your napkin and slip
it into its ring, to serve for another oc
casion. Ont, you must leave your nap
kin, wisped up or exactly as you have
finished with it, on the table. To fold
it would look as if you considereJ your
self one of the family,pr at least on a
fir A clergyman of Saratoga Springs,
a few Sundays since, was preaching a
sermon on death, in the course of which
ho asked the question, "Is it not a sol
emn thought ?" His little boy, four
years old, who had been listening with
wrapt attention to his father, immediate
ly answered in a shrill, piping voice, so
as to be heard throughout the house,
"Yes, sir, it is,"=greatly to, the amuse
ment of the oongregatiop.
dir Flowery language. A. lover re
ceived-the following note, accompanied
by a bouquet of flowers : "Dear—, I
send you bi the boy a buckett of flours,
They is like my love for u. The nite
shaid moues kepe dark. The dog, fenil
metres lam your slave. Rosis red and
posis pail, my love for u shall never fale."
ear When does a lady reseroble'a nut
When she has filbert nails, haze) eyeg,
chestnut hair, and a colonel ( kernel)
for a husband.
VOL. XII.---NO. 3.
JAY POOKE, THE SUBSCRIPTION AaENT.
—Mr. Jay Cooke, an enterprising and
successful Philadelphia banker, has al
ways been one of the most efficient ne
gotiators of public securities. Four
years ago, when Pennsylvania State
stocks were down to 85, he worked and
brought them up to par, and at that rate
he obtained three million dollars for the'
State, for raising and equipping her
troops. When the Secretary of the
Treasury gave,various bankers through
out the country commissions to negoti
ate his first loans, Mr. Cooke was al
ways among the most successful. fie
infused a portion of his own great ener
gy into his sub-agents, and seemed to
best understand how to present the
claims of the Government to the people.
When the 5.20 loan was authorized, it
was before the public many months
without attracting any attention, and
the total sales by the Government were
only about - eight millions. The war ex
penses were so vast that banks and bank
ers were no longer able to supply money
in sufficient amounts, and the Secretary
of the Treasury was compelled to adopt
some plan for appealing directly to the
people to supply the means for sustain
ing the Government. Popular loans
had never been tried, and their nature
was not generally understood. Capital
is always sensitive, and capitalists, large
and small, were not only to be told that
there was a 520 loan on the market,
but were to be convinced that it was
the - best as well as the most patriotic in
vestment. Mr. Cooke's high character
nd previous successes induced the
Secretary to appoint him General Sub
stription *gait. The press and the
telegraph were immediately put in mo
tion. A large sum was spent in adver
tising, the distribution of a great variety
of circulars and handbills, &c., the em
ploymint of travelers, and in establish
ing sub-agencies throughout the loyal
States. It has always been Mr. Cooke's
policy to have our loans taken at home,
and he has never solicited subscriptions
abroad, believing that our own people
should have the advantage of the inter
est. The result of Mr. Cooke's efforts
for the 5.20 s is well known.
As - great success always occasions
jealousy, complaints of favoritism to
wards Mr. Cooke were made against the
Treasury Department, which a special
report to Congress proved to be without
the slightest foundation.
, About this time the National Bank
ing System was established, and it was
a part of the plan that the National
Banks should be the financial agents of
the Government. While publicly ex
pressing the warmest gratitude to Mr.
Cooke for his past great and successful
efforts, the Secretary of the Treasury
determined to try the experiment of
placing the 10.40 loan through their
agency. In four months but eighty mil
lions were sold. On July 25th, 1864,
the First Series of 7.20 s was offered
through the same channel, bat, up to
Feb Ist, 1865, a period of six months,
the sales and payments to soldiers
amounted to only about one hundred
and twenty millions. This rate of sub
scription not being sufficient to meet
the public wants, it was determined to
return to the agency of Mr. Cooke, un
der whose nianagement the sales begun
to show an increase within the first
week, and in less than two weeks aver
aged two millions a day. During the
first thirty days they reached one hun
dred millions—an average of about four
millions for each working day. The first
series was exhausted on the 30th of
March, when the sale of the Second Se
ries of three hundred millions was begun.
This series was all sold on the 13th of
May, deducting Sundays and holidays,
in the wonderfully short space of thirty
six working days—making an average
cf eight and one-third millions per day.
The sale of the Third Series then com
menced, but, owing to the fact that the
Treasurer .was unable to deliver the
notes, comparatively little effort was
made to influence subscriptions until
June Ist, when deliveries were advertis
ed to begin.
Although other causes than imperfect
agencies retarded the subacriptions in
the summer and autumn of 1864, it can
not be denied that their subsecißent
success was chiefly 'from Mr. Coo ko'v
energetic direction. Ms efforts have
certainlyrbeen . as unceasing and his wis
dom, skilirand energies have certainly
been taxed as much as those of any com
mander in the field, and with results
not less important. He has bern ably
assisted by his brother Henry Cooke
in the firm of Jay Cooke & Co