The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, October 06, 1866, Image 1

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gilitait'.2 ,gat Ota,e,
tirE manufacture our own goods, thus en
Wing us to sell at
TIA largest; best and most complete stock,
and at lower prices than' any house in the
Our immense stock of Spring and Summer
000 ,a , consists of all the novelties of the Ben
in, at !east fifty different styles the inost
of winch are
Cheaper than can be bad elsewhere.
Out business connection with our patrons
fora ragd of nearly 40 years, is a sufficient
guarraatce of our ability to please all who
WI:Icor us with a mill.
No. 20 North Queen-st., Lancaster.
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J,Spopler's Hardware and Stove Store
Market Street, Marietta, Pa.
A. LINDSAY, , a galli
:neat respectfully infbrrn the citizens
of o,ia liurettgli sij i neighborhood that be has
at the largest assortment of City made
WA, (.lEurcd in this Borough, amongst'
n' ht named the new-style
wobz-7icia j1:111r0P111$.
A. L. hag a practical BOOT AND SHOE
enables him to select with more
thm iln,sa who are not. He eontin
manufacture in the very beat mariner
la the BOOT .4.N1) SHOE. line,
ldc, he will 1C1117.111t for neataess and fit.
acid examine the new stack before
S, Atiee Bocklus, M. D. It D. S..
riTFLIts his rerviees in either the Operative
1.) nh:ical or Mechanical Departments of
Terra extracted Without pain, by the: ad
of the " Kitrus Oxide Gas cr
(Wines : In Marietta every Tues
d,y I.hd Friday, in the "St. John House," and
Corner of Lovuet and second eta., Columbia.
:anielni., April 14, 1866...din.j
A the cooking for a. family may be done with
K . torii.iie Gil, or Gas, with less trouble and
ithS expense than any other fuel.
article zn:tnulbet a red by this Cam Pa nY
pi.‘rameed to perform all that is claimed
for H.;L . 4= Send for Circular.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
lON and LITERATURE. Beautiful Steel
OILS PAStIIoN PLATES. The Latest patterns
Cloaks ; Bonnets, Embroidery Ric.,
ILiwiirild receipts, Music, &c. Wheeler &
Sewing Machines given as premiums.
Ned I 5 cents fur a sample copy 'to DEACON
& PETERSON, 310-Walnut-st., Philadelphia
OPPlcm:—Front street, next door to R
tit•illiams' Drug Store, between Locus
%lid Walnut streets, Columbia.
Spangler & Patterson's Store
FROM 7 TO 8 A. /I
oFFICT Howls, ~ ITO 2.
" 6TO7P. Id
OFFIrt ,
. —44 •—ao. riORTR DUKE STREET
Cl''dudite the Court House, where he will at
'itriGasl.. the practice of his profession in all its
LL Eicy's Guo Cups, Eley's Gun VVadda,
li '' 34 Cs Sporting and Glazed Duck Powder
altirnore Shot ; Shot Pouches, Powder Flasks,
sold at
°NI ET H ING NEW! Patent clasp pock
et books, no gum bands to renew, adapte
hnY CUAdillOll of the finance, at
A f:11010E Lot of Books for children called
i n c hdtructable Pleasure Books ; School and
kPt9furtßooke, Stationary, Pens, Pen holders
A. SHADES at remarkably low pricea--
(' otle out
)(ON's Periodical Props and Clark's Fa.
The do !cieli Blotter
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IfiMptit eittVcrotsgitrania gournal far te gDine
Office in " LINDSAY'S BUILDING;' second
floor, on Elbow Lane, between the Post
Office Corner and Front-St., Marietta.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
lines, or lees) 75 cents for the first insertion and
One Dollar and-a-half for 3 insertions. Pro
fessional and Business caids, of six lines or less
at ets per annum. Notices in the reading col
umns, ten cents a-line. Marriages and. Deaths,
the simple announcement, Flinn; but for any
additionsil lines, ten cents a line.
A liberal deduction made to yearly end half
yearly advertisers.
Having just added a " NEWBURY MOUN
TAIN RIBBER Pates," together with a large
assortment of new Job' and Card type, Cuts,
Borders, &c., &c., to the lob Mee of " THE
MA RIETTIAN," which will insure the f ne and
speedy execution of all kinds of Jon & CARD
PRINTING, from the smallest Card to the
LARGEST Posraa, at reasonable prices.
For the Mariettian.
A Few Words to Moderate Drinkers
It is not necessary for me to dwell
upon the evils of intemperance. I need
not remind any one that Rum is the
giant evil of our land and the curse of
our Race. This we all know. We can
not deny it.- We see it every day around
us.. Bat howtan the teirible curse be
removed ? flow can it be banished from
our midst ? What shall be done ?--what
can be done?—what must be done for
its removal ? This is the question that
crowds in upon us, and which, should be
I am fully aware that, when this ques.
tion is presented, there are multitudes
who cry out : " Impossible ! you cannot
remove the evil, you cannot prevent
drunkenness, do what you will or can;
men will make rum, and sell rum, and
drink,rum, and live and die drunkards."
There are thousands, who think and talk
that way. But I say away with all such
"Can't." ideas. The fact is there is no
'Can't" snout it. It can be done ; and
what is better, it will be done. The
Causes of the mischief are all perfectly
known, and are all within the reach of
human influence, and may all be remov the determined will, strong hands
and united efforts of true men and wom
en. There is not a particle of doubt in
my mind about our ability to sweep
Intemperance forever from the face of
the earth just as soon as the sober, mot%
al and Uhristian portion of mankind are
prepared to do their whole duty in rela
tion to the mutter.
The only way to banish intoxicating
liquors from the land and to • save our
race from the fearful curse of Intemper
ance, is to teach and practice the doc
trine of Total Abstinence. Our duty is,
therefore, perfectly plain jn relation to
this subject. It is to pledge ourselves
solemnly in the sight of heaven and be
fore God and men, that we will not make,
buy, sell, use, furnish, or caused to be
furnished as a _Beverage anything that
can intoxicate. This is our duty, and
just here is where the reformation must
Let all who desire to add their info
ence to that blessed side, which is des
tined to sweep the giant evil from the
earth, see to it, that the cause of Tem
perance is never dishonored, or put
back, through their personal inconsist
ency. I care not how much a man may
cry out against drunkenness, nor what
efforts he may put forth to promote the
cause of Temperance, he will accomplish
little or nothing, if it be understood
that he, under any circumstances; allows
himself to indulge in the use of intoxi
cating liquors as a beverage. Those.
infiderate drinkers, who take a little now
and thee, and sip here and there, are
the ones that do the moat harm, or the
greatest amount of mischief. They may
drink very moderately, and then wipe
their months and say, " What have we
done ?" Yes, who are they, and what
have they dono ? Why they are the
head and front of the offending party,
who have made, and who are still mak
ing nine-tenths of all the drunkards in
the land. Without them intemperance
could not be kept up. Without them it
could not even exist. If it were not fur
them Intemperance would soon hide its
bloated form in an execrated grave,
whence it would have no resurrection,
W hen the young conimensp to drink
it is because good men—respectable
men—men of standing, position and in•
thence in the community driuk. The
example of the drunkard' holds ont no
lure for imitation, because the more he
is known and seen the more horror and
diigast be implies, BM tbosemodmate
drinkers—they are the tempters—they
are the ones that encourage others to
drink. When a young man sees a poor,
miserable, ragged drunkard 'reeling and
staggering in the street, or lying and
tossing in the gutter with inflamed eyes
and bloated face, he naturally turns'away
with horror. "If that is the effect of
drinking," says he, "then I will have
nothing to do with liquor: If it brings
a man down to such degradation and
misery, then it behooves me to be care
ful." But let that same young man sea
those moderate drinkers, sipping a littls
domestic wine here, and a little choice
brandy there, and a little "Lager Beer"
now, and a little "Sweet Cider" then,
and he will be apt to say to himself:
"Well, here are persons ,ho have been
drinking moderately all their lives, and
they are still drinking, and yet they are
not drunkards. Why may I not do the
same thing, why can I not take a little
without going. to excess ?" So at last
he takes it. Only a little in the begiu
ning. Only occasionally at first. But
after awhile he wants it often, and more
of it. The habit at length is formed.
The desire becomes strongerand strong
er, until he can no longer control him.
self. He gives loose reins to his appe
tite, and thus goes down step by step,
and inch by inch, until his health is
ruined and his powers are wasted, and
his prospects are blasted, and his soul
and body are wrecked for time and
eternity. Now who made that young
man a drunkard. Who tempted him at
first to enter the path, which led him
down through a dishonored life to a dis
honored_grave, and plunged him into
eternal ruin and everlasting destruction ?
Somebody is - to blame ; and somebody
will have to answer at the bar of God.
Alas ! I fear, that young maw will stand
up in the day of judgement, and say,
while he points his ghastly finger and
fixes his flaming eyes upon the guilty
party : "Do you see those moderate
drinkers,.who use to sip at their cider,
and domestic wines and choice liquors.
They are to blame for my ruin. Their
example proved the entering wedge of
my olownward course."
Let me say then in conclusion, if we
drink, what is called moderately, we may
easily be led, like many others, to drink
to excess ; but if we drink none at all,
there cannot be the least possible dan•
ger of us ever becoming drunkards.
Again, if we take a little now and then,
others who follow our example, being
weaker, or not so careful as we are, may
be led on to drunkenness; but if we ab
stain entirely, we set an example which
is safe for everybody to follow. Beside
if we be ever so moderate, we are, nev
ertheless, identified with the drinking
party and the drinking system ; but if'
we teach and practice Total Abstinence
we raise a decided protest against the
drinking system and the liquor traffic,
and connect ourselves with those who
are trying to save fallen Humanity from
one of its greatest foes. And finally re
member if you do ngt abstain entirely
you must carry with you the conviction
that you are encouraging drunkenness;
and witholding your influence from that
blessed side which is designed to sweep
the giant evil from the land and off the
earth. J. S.
WORTH KNOWING.-A young lady, of
Philadelphia, while in the country, some
years ago, stepped on a rusty nail, which
ran through her foot. The inflammation
and pain were of course very great and
lockjaw was apprehended. A friend of
the family, however, recommended the
application of a beet, taken fresh from
the garden and pounded, to the wound.
It was idone, and the effect was very
beneficial. Soon the inflammation be
gan to subside and by 'keeping on the
crushed beet, changing for a fresh one
as its virtues seemed to become impair
ed, a speedy cure was effected. Simple
but effectual remedies like this should
be known to every one.
SOFT SOAP FOB Ann.—For it lieuten
ant call him captain ; for a middle aged
lady, kiss her and say that you mistook .
her for her daughter; for a young gen
tleman rising fifteen, ask
. this opinion
respecting the comparative merits of a
razor; for young ladies, if you know
their color to be natural, accuse them
of painting.
sr The Bangor Postmaster was on
the witness stand in a larceny case, the
other day. " You are the postmaster
of this city ?" asked the 'attorney. The
answer was, "I am—or wifs 'when I star
ted from the post ciffice.":
gar It is etwaye to be feared that they
who marry whiritheLde ept love, will
love . where -they do , not marry.
From the Phil'a. Saturday Night
Morton McMichael.
The present Mayor of Philadelphia,
who is also the Nestor of the editorial
fraternity in Clay school, ranking in
point of culture, of influence and accom
plishments, with such gentlemen as
William Cullen Bryant, of the New
York Evening Post, Col. James Watson
Webb, of the Courier and Enquirer, and
that phalanx of solid, yet brilliant tal
ent that has done so much for the jour
nalism of the country.
Morton McMichael was a native of
the old Northern Liberties, As he said
one evening in addressing a political
meeting in 1860, at the corner of Coates
and New Market streets, "Boys, I
want you to understand that I have a
right to be here. I was born within a
hundred yards of this very spot, and I
have a right to be here. I am as good
a Snapper' as any one present." He
alluded to the fact that as a youngster
he had been a member of the Northern
Liberty Hose Company, whose h ouse is
within a stone's throw, and to whom
from time immemorial was ascribed to
the sobriquet of "Snappers." We use
this illustration literally, for on the oc
casion of the speech the meeting was
assailed with stones just as the Mayor
was beginning his address; but the
happy allusion of the Mayor turned the
scale against them and they retired in a
sad discomfiture.
The parents of the subject of our
sketch were natives of Ireland, They
kept a dry goods store in Second street
above Coates for many years. They
were plain unassuming people, whose
only care was to increase their store,
and keep at home a growing faintly of
two sons and several daughters. The
old gentleman was a strict member of
the Baptist denomination, and passed
away esteemed by every one who knew
him. Morton McMichael is solely the
architect of his own fortunes ; and though
'enjoying the pleasures of a moderate,
yet sufficient competency, and entire
immunity Air the necessity for exertion,
he was for years together a laborious,
and often ill-requited toiler over the mid
night oil. He illustrates in his personal
position the value of a fixed purpose iu
life, and the energy that leads to its
accomplishment. Many persons sup
pose him to have enjoyed the highest
advantages of the schools, bat he did
He entered the law office of David
Paul Brown, Esq., and by hard reading
and incessant study, gradually added ac
complishment after accomplishment to
his store. He married, early, a lady of
great beauty, one of twins, so nearly the
counterpart of the otter that the differ
ence between them was scarcely discern
ible. The predictions as to the unalloy
ed happiness that the then young man
would enjoy through life, have been
more than verified.
The young people then resided in
Sixth, just above Wood street. Mr.
McMichael was in politics at this time,
a Democrat ; and was very soon found
to possess natural as well as acquired
advantages as an offhand speaker.
While many of his contemporaries were
spending their leisure time in festivity,
Morton McMichael was storing his
mind with knowledge. Hid first public
position was that of school director, and
afterwards he represented the District
of Spring Garden in the Board of School
Controllers. At that time—a good old
time forever gone— the aldermen of the
city were appointed by the Governor of
the State, and were selected for their
competency and personal worth. For
these considerations Governor Wolf ap-
pointed him Alderman of Spring Gar
den, and the Commissioners of Spring
Garden made him their committing
magistrate. He eabsequlrrtly left the
Democratic party and joined the ranks
of the rising Whig party, lived to see it
triumph over all adVersaries, and in turn
: over its ruins enacted the role of Mari
as over forSaken Carthage.
All this time he was closely engaged
in the pursuit of literary employment,
and his was one' of the pens that wrote
the Ledger, then battling for reputation
and success, into a subsequent . prosperi
ty. For five years he was associated in
buainess as - a . publisher and editor, with
Mr. Louis"A:Godey, of Godey's Lady's
Book. Like that of Nil3BllB and Eurya-
Ins, of Saul and Jonathan, was the friend
ship of these two young men, a friendship
existing, cemented by years 'of associa
tion, to the present
. dal. Godey and
MeMichael became, daring that period
of business connection, inseparable Com
panionsi and at the festiVe board to. this
day, whele one• ie., the other.ito k not far
When theastruggle for preponderance
between the Whig and Democratic par
tiefiewas at its height, Air. McMichael
was importuned to stomp New Jersey
for the party to which ho had given al
legiance. He did so, and with such
success that the nomination of Sheriff
was given to him. He soon proved that
so far as he was concerned, the nomina
tion was equal to an election, and a
short time afterwards, the citizen select
ed by Gov. Wolf' for his personal worth,
as a simple police justice in the District
of Spring Garden, was enjoying the
emoluments of High Sheriff of the county
of Philadelphia.
His term, however, was a troublesome
one. The Native American riots of
1844 ecenrred during its continuance,
and imparted to the duties of the office
a tint of military practice and usage,
such as no Sheriff of Philadelphia has
since been called upon to encounter.
By hie course, through these riots, he
increased the attachment of his friends,
while he added also to the malevolence
of his enemies. The riot was in itself, a
blot upon the fair fame of Philadelphia,
bat now its memory exists only in the
recollection of a generation passing away
and in the history of the Quaker city.
The Native Americans enjoyed thrift
after this unfortunate event, and for a
time controlled the government of the
city. They had a majority in Councils
sufficient to render them strongly domi
In the meantime Mr. McMichael had
retired from the office of Sheriff, and had
purchased an interest in the old North
American and United States Gazette.
That journal has a long history of its
own that, at some future time, we may
possibly give. It is now the exclusive
proVerty of the Mayor, and coat him,
after purchasing the interests of his
partners, the sum of $lOO,OOO. The
Whig party had died, the Native Amer
can party traversed the country as a
meteor traverses the dome of heaven,
and the North American at last arrayed
itself against the corruptions that it had
inaugurated. The Natty° party died a
natural death, and Mr. McMichael gave
the force of his influence to the ancuba
tion of the Republican party. He was
the accouchers at its birth, among its
nurses during its infancy. Should it be
buried, as some think it will, he will be
among its pall bearers.
He was nominated to the office of
Mayor of Philadelphia during his ab
sence from the city, by the influence of
the Union League, but returned in time
to take active part in the campaign.
His election was a foregone conclusion,
and of this fact none were more well
assured than his opponent, Daniel M.
Fox, Esq. Inaugurated into office, as
the successor of the Hon, Alexander
Henry, Mr. McMichael evinced his
usual sagacity by taking matters as he
found them.. For six years Mr. Henry
had beau perfecting the machinery of
the municipality. Mr. McMichael has
since been running the machine as Mr.
Henry left it, making no removals ex
cept for Apecific cause.
Mr. McMichael is conceded to make
a very efficient Mayor, He works hard
er than any of his predecessors ittorfiA
and proves himself to be the right t. , : q.le‘,
in the right place. He still supet ,- ,
vises the North American as closely as
he ever did, though he is now seconded
by two of his eons, abundantly compe
tent to fill his place. He is an editoi in
the literal sense of the term, himself
writing none ; but directing the course
of the paper, and supervising and adapt
ing to his own ideas the articles furnish
ed by the contributors and sub-editors
in his employment. It is much to his
credit that of those surrounding his
sanctum as employees, all have served
him for long terms of years, and enter.
tain for him the.liveliest respect and at
At a "feast of reason, following a
public banquet, Morton McMichael is a
king. Minerva, springing from the
brain of Jupiter, was not more beautiful
than . the sparkling effusions that come
from Mr. McMichael's lips when the
cloth is drawn, and Burgundy or Verze
nay follows en suite. Witlings and new
comers have, under such circumstances,
sought to break a lance with him only
to retire in discomfiture to ask the ques
tion " Who is he ?" When they learn
his identity they bid their diminished
heads. The Mayorkis now about 65
years of age, with aAenstitutiun that
ought to carry him He is below
the medium stature; 9:11* set and very'
robust looking. In Ml:inners he is' ex
ceedingly pordial—a Viterthy representa
tive of geitlvison, of the* imbo9l.
VOL. XIII.--NO. 9.
Bible Riddle or the 'Wonderful Prophet.
" is not Noah, nor Noah's son, nor
a Levite, nor John the Baptist, nor yet
the wandering Jew, for he was with
Noah in the ark; the scriptures make
mention of him, particularly in St. John,
St. Mark and St. Luke, so that we may
believe he is no impostor. He knows
no parents, he never lay upon his moth•
er's breast ; his beard is such as no man
ever wore, he goes barefooted and bare
legged, like a grave old friar. He wears
no hat in summer or winter, but often
appears with a crown upon his head.
His coat is neither unit nor spun, nor
hair, silk, linen, or woolen, bark nor
sheepskin, yet it abounds with a variety
of colors and fits close to the skins. He
is wonderfully temperate; he never
drinks anything but cold water; he
would rather take his dinner in a farm
er's barn than in a king's palace. lie is
very watchful ; he sleeps not in bed, but
sits in a singular kind of chair with his
clothe's on. He was alive at the cruci
fixion. Nearly all the world hear him.
He once preached a short sermon, which
convinced a man of hie sin and caused
him to weep bitterly. He never was
married, yet he has favorites whom he
loves dearly, for if he has but one mor
sel of meat he divides it among them.
Though he never rides on horseback, he
is in some respects equipped as horse
men are. He is an advocate of early
rising, though he never retires to bed.
His prophecies are so true that the mo
ment you hear his voice you may know
what is approaching."
Now who is this prophet and what did
he foretell ? C. K. NISSLEY.
Donegal, Feb. 13, 1866.
if i r A young lady riding in a car on
the Susquehanna Railroad was suddenly
assaulted very violently the other day
by an old lady on the seat behind her,
who tore the waterfall from the young
lady's head, threw it on the floor, and
commenced stamping on it. The young
lady was at first disposed to resent this
treatment, but it was soon explained to
her that her waterfall was on fire when
the old lady seized it She was sitting
by the open window, and a spark from
the locomotive had lighted in her back
hair'and would soon have lighted it up
had not assistance been thus promptly
Some young ladies feeling aggro..
vated by the severity with which their
friends speculated on their gay plumes,
necklaces, rings, &c., went to their pas
tor to learn his opinion.
"Do you think," said they, "there - is
any impropriety in wearing these
things ?"
" By no means was the prompt reply,
" when the heart is full of vain and ri
diculous notions, it is well enough to
hang out the sign."
"Do you," said Fanny, t'other day,
" In earnest, love me as you say ?
Or are those tender words applied
Alike to fifty girls beside 7"
"Dear cruel girl," cried I, "forbear,
For by those eyes—those lips—l swear"
She stopped me as the oath I took,
And cried, " You've sworn, now kiss the
book I"
An Irish glazier was putting a
pane of glass into a window, when a
groom who was standing by, began jok
ing him, telling him to put in plenty or
"Outty. The Irishman bore the banter
for some time, but at last silenced his
tortpenter by saying—"Arrah now, be
off wid ye, or else I'll put a pain in your
bead without any putty."
eir An Irish woman appeared in a
court at Louisville, Ky., recently, to be
appointed guardian for her child, when
the following colloquoy ensued : "What
estate has your child.?" '' Plase your
honor, I don't understand you." " I
say, what has she got?" "Chills and
fever, plase your honor."
fir. " Mr. White. will you have the
kindness to lend me ten dollars ?"
"Certainly—upon one condition." "Name
it." "That you tell me why your re
quest is like the back of my neck 2" "I
must give it up." " Well, it is because
I can't see it."
liar A timid gentleman meeting a doc
tor the other day, the following collo
quoy took place : " Doctor, what shall
take for the cholera?" " Have you got
the cholera?" "No." " Well, take
the cholera &mt."
er Thou rainest in this bosom," it
the ehap said when a basin of water
thrown ovethinf tiy the lady he was eel