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BY FRED'K L. BAKER.
EittlTTOg & M USSER'S
FaLY DRUG STORE, iN
_11,77.411 Street, Marietta, Pa.
lleirrox & Mvssaa, successors to Dr. F.
'hula, will continue the business at the old
elmid, where they are daily receivitigadditions
t heir stock, which are received from the
oust reliable importers and manufacturers.
Th e y would respectfully ask a liberal share
o r put,ic patronage.
They are now prepared to supply the de
o:lands of the public with everything in their
lire of trade. Their stock of
DRUGS AND MEDICINES
o flttsll AND PVRE, HAVING JUST ARRIVED.
I.loe, Nines AO ITAttors
FOR IviEDICINAL Cr.SES ONLY,,.
All THE POPULAR PATENT MEDICINES.
StcJi's of all kinds, Fancy and Toilet Ar
ticles of every kind, Alcoholic and Fluid
Extracts, Alcaloid and Resinoids, all
the best Trusses, Abdominal Sup
porters,Shoulder Braces, Breast
Pumps, Nipple Shells and
A large supply of
EAT, HAIR, TOOTH, NAIL AND CLOTHES BRUSHES.
Toth powder and Pastes, Oils, Perfumery,
Nspi, combs, Hair Dyes, Invigorators, &c.;
foal (hl, Lamps, :Shades, Chimneys, Wick,&c,
Physicians kupplied at reasona,l.le rates
Me,licinea and Piescriptiuns carefully and ac
crawly c ompounded all hours of the day and
tight, by Charles H. Britton, Pharmaceutist,
wile will pay especial attention to this branch
of the business. Having had over ten -years
practical experience in the drug business ena
bles him to guarantee entire satisfaction to all
who may patronize the new firm.
ilAssos's Compound Syrup of Tar, on
bad and for ante.
A large 'supply of School Books, Stationary,
&c.. always on hand.
S to 10, a. m.,—.12 to 2, aria 5 to 6 p. m
rharics H. Britton. A. Musser
Muittta, October 20, 1866. Iltf
• Old Established '
50 .20 NORTH QUEEN STREET, a lb
1. IA CASTER, PA.
1. would In ent an n ouncethat our
8t lca Fa il
Ire now ready, consisting of
S:i.lleicen's Dress Silk, Ciusitnere, Plain and
Fur and 001, or nkasitnerett,
Cassitnere, Soft and Steel exten
i.e3 Stints, and Flexible Self-ad
jnating and D'Oratty Brim
119 E-11. raC' IRES
In new, novel and beautiful deaigns. end at
6uch pnces as to make it all inducement for
al to purchaee.
Cur stock of Caps comprises all the newest
styles for Men, Buys and Children's Fall and
Winter wear. Our motto is,
".Equality to all."
The lowest selling price marked ur figures on
each article, and never varied from, at •
StiULTZ dr. BROTHER'S,_
Pat, Cap and.,Fur Store,
No. 20 North Queen-st.. Lancast.r.
l All kinds of Shippinz Furs bought and
the highest Cash prices paid.
IL L. e- E. J. ZAHN;
Corner of North Queen-St.,
arid Centre Square, Lancaster, -Pa.
E are prepared to sell Ammican and
vV Swim) Watches at the lowest cash rates!
If buy directly from the Importers and Man
ufacturers, and call, and do sell Watches as
law as they can be bought in Philadelphia or
A fine stock of Olocks, Jewelry, Spectacles,
Niter and silver-plated ware constantly nn
taitid. Every article fairly r epresented.
H. L. & E. J. ZARMS
corner North Queen Street and Centre Square
First National Bank of Marietta.
trims BANKING ASSOCIATION
1 RAVING COMPLETED ITS ORGANIZATION
is now prepared to transact all kinds of
The Board of Directors m d t. weekly, on
Wednesday. for discount .and other business
Q.• (Ink /fours : From 9A.into 3 T. lf.
JOHN HOLLINGER, PRESIDENT.
AMOS BOWMAN, Cushier.
DR. J. Z.I3OFFER ,
Or TUE BALTIMORE COLLEGE
Li OF DENTAL SURGERY,
LATE OF iI.A.RRISBURO.
O F F I CE:—Frout street,
neat door to R
Williams' Drug Store,
tad Walnut streets. Columbia.
D ANIEL G. BAKER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
LANCASTER. PA ,
OFFICE :—No. 24 NORTH DIME STREET
apposite the Court House, where he will at
tend to the practice of his profession in all its
K S. TROUT, M. D.,
Offers his professional services to the citizens
of Marietta and vicinity.
, Orrictt—ln the RoOms formerly occupied
QY Dr. F. Hinkle , Market-at., Marietta.
Physician and Surgeon.
AAV ING removed to Columbia, would em
brace this opportunity of informing his
miner patients and families in Marietta and
vicinity, that he can still be consulted daily,
hlween 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon,at
tint residence of Mr. Thomas Stence. Any
word left ttiore will be promptly attended to.
Marietta, April 1, 1367.4.
G-. W_ Worrall,
Surgeon Dentist, ,
MAIRZT STREET, ADJOINIVO
Spangler tt Rich's . Store, second floor,
LL Kindln ..f R 1.....- 11..._._
• - aTi±a/11:7, -.
The Mariettian is publi3hed weekly,
at a-year, payable in advance.
Office in "Lindsay's Building," near
the Post office corner, _Marietta, Lan
caster county, Pa.
Advertisements will be inserted at the
following rates : One square, ten lines
or less, 75 cents for the first insertion,
or three times for $1:50. Profession
al or Business Cards, of six lines or less,
$5 a-year. Notices in the reading col
umns, ten cents a-line ; ,genercil adver
tisements seven cents aline for the first
insertion, and for every additional in
sertion, four cents. A liberal deduc
tion made to yearly advertisers.
Having put up a new Jobber press
and added a large addition of job type,
cuts, border, etc., will enable the estab-
lishmen! to execute every description of
Plain and Fancy Printing, from the
smallest•card to the largest poster, at
short notice and reasonable rates.
O the cheerful budding time !
When thorn-hedges turn to green,
When new leaves of elm and lithe -
Cleave and shed their winter screen;
Tender lanibs life born and'"" bar,"
North winds find no atftrw to bring,.
Vigorous Nature laughs " Ha,, ha,"
In the miracle of spiing.'
O the gorgeous blow: om days !
Wheriliroad flag-flowers drink and blow,
In and out in summer blaze
Dragon flies flash to and fio ;
Ashen branches hang-out keys,
Oaks put forth the rosy shoot,
Wandering herds wax sleek at ease,
Lovely blossoms end in tru.t.
0 the shouting harvest weeks !
Mother earth grown fat with sheaves,
Thrifty &nuer finds who seeks; I
Russet golden pomp of leaves .
CroWns e the woods, to fall at length ; •
Bracing winds are felt to stir,
Ocean gathers up her strength,
Beasts renew their dwindled fur.
O the starving winter lapse 1
Ice-bound, hunger-pine . hed and . dim
Dormant roots recall their saps, •
Empty nests show black and grim,
Short-lived sunshine gives no heat,
Undue buds are nipped by frost,
Snow sets forth a . wiuding sheet,
And all hope of life seems lost.
A MIXIS' or BABIES —An exchange
gets off the following funny row among
the babies and their mothers ; Some
time ago there was a dancing party given
up "North ;" most of the ladies present
had little babies, whose noisy preversity
required too much attention to - permit
the mothers to enjoy the dance. A num
ber of gallant young men volunteered to
watch the young ones while the parents
indulged in a "break down." No sooner
had the women left the babies in charge
of the mischevious imps than they stripp
ed the infants, changed their clothes,
giving the apparel of one :to another.
The dance over, it wits time to goe home,
and the mothers hurriedly took each --a
dress of her own and started some to
their home, ten or fifteen miles off and
Were far on their way before daylight.
But the day following. there was a tre
mendous row in the settlement ; mothers
discovered that a single night had chang
ed the sex of their babies—observation
disclosed physical phenomena, and then
commenced some of the tallest female
pedestrianise. Living miles apart it
required two 'days to uumix the babies,
and as many mouths to restore the wom
en to their sweet dispositions. To, this
day it is unsafe for any one of the baby
mixers to venture into the territory.
olar A good wife is one who puts her
husband in at the side of the bed next
to thiwall, - and tucks him to keep him
warm in the winter; splits the wood,
makes the tire in the morning, washes
her husband's-face, and draws on his
boots for him ; never , scolds, never .suff
era a rent to remain in, ber husband's
small clothes ; keeps her shoes up'at
the heel and her stockings darned; nev
er wonders what he sees interesting in
the young woman who lives across the
way, and always reproves the children
when they eat their father's supper.
The following toast was given at a
printer's supper :
"The Printer—independent as a wood
sawyer'e clerk, proud as Lucifer, pock'
as Job's turkey, and the personification
A -widow lady, sitting by a cheerful
fire in a meditative mood, shortly after
her husband's decease, sighed out: 1 ,-Poor
fellow bow he did like a good fire !
hope he has gone where they keep good
Or Mankind hag. been learning „ for
six thousand years, and few have learnt
that their fellow-lieings are' es there-
grartgnAttut Vousigliania a(gurnal for tte Nome stink.
MARIETTA, PA., 'SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1867.
Is IL ever proper to write anonymous
letters? Does any good end sanctify such
meanti e l It is sometimes done inconside
rately and withobt thought of the aeri-
ons consequerMes that may result. In
such cases there is perhaps leis guilt,
especially in yang and thoughtless pee
sons, than when the offence is committed
by older. persons. But is it ever right?
It is occassionally done playfully_as
practical joke ; sometimes even n friend •
ship, to Warn an innocent person of im
pending danger; sometimes to prevent
the perpetration-of a wrong ; but, most
frequently the whole thing is the off
spring of malice, revenge, envy, jaalousy,
or some equally evil passion.
Somstimes this is, as we have said ,
begun simply from the hive" of fun and"
mischief. But'inthat case, though it
May seem fin to the writer, it may not
be so to the receiver; and it is impossi
We to calculate the injury to sensitive
feelings and the other evils it may and
does occasion. In such case what is,
written is generally untrue, or,..worse
still, a perversion of some partial truth.
It was a good caution to his son by a
wise old man, who was himself very fond
of fun, never to write a joke, as it might
so easily get into the wrong bands, or
come at a wrong time, when the eye of
the joker could not see the mischief done
nor his tongue repair it. But to write a
perversion of facts, even for fun, often
produces results that no gentleman would
willingly be guilty off. More quarrels
and duels have eventuated from the poi
son thus insinuated into the mind than
can be well conceived.
One of the best anecdotes recorded of
George IV., when' Prince of Wales, was
his kind manner of defeating a trick of
the kind referred to. A very vain man
received a card off' invitation to dine with
him. it was so regularly drawn up,
though a hoax, that it secured him ad
mission. But When the Ptincecame to
see his guests, he discovered that "there
was one mistake ;" and on producing his
card this was still more clear. But the
Prince insisted on his remaining. on the
ground that every gentleman was wel
come to his house, and so the trick was
defeated. Even in cases of, this kind
there is more or less of envy, .jealousy
or malice, and frequently not a little
cowardice at the bottom.
But when the anonymous communica
tion assumes the character, not of a joke,
but of seriousness, it is a much more rep
rehensible matter. Even if what is said
is all strictly true, a question at ace
suggests itself as to the motive - -why be
ashamed to avow authorship, unless it
is something the writer has no right to
communicate ? Perhaps it is told only
to wound in a most dastardly. cruel man
ner. But they who will do this seldom
confine themselves to the truth. They
cannot if they would. Their jaundiced
eyes will discolor everything, and the
person written to has no means of prov
ing or 'disproving for himself what is
said. If the. recipient is a wise man,
therefore, lie takes no notice of it in ac
tion, although ,ft may and must torment
hiaP with suspicions of many of his
Sooner or later the author is almost
Certainly to be detected. No one can
in disguise even their own handwriting
but that the crossing of et - t_or the dot of
an i, or some such trivial peculiarities
may afford a clue. Much less can a per
son disguise circumstances. • When Pro
fessor Webster was tried for the murder
of Dr. Parkman, a considerable portion
of the evidence that brought home the
: crime to him, was the various anonymous
attempts he had made to divert the
search into wrong directions.
The only plausible case of justifiable
anonymous communication is vhsere the
party writing ants lronfdeep friendship,
to pot some indecent person on his guard
and further justice, having no-malignity
against any one. But this will, rarely
be believed, and then why not avow au
thorship ? Nothing but some great
personal danger to the author could jus
tify a concealment by an honorable man.
The want of an authority ought general.
ly to prevent such a communication re
ceiving the attention the truths it con
tains would naturally dernand : Even
iu war friendly information so conveyed
ought to be of facts, all easily,and clear
ly ascertainable, their own vouchers—not
inferences or reasoning or surmises, With
out Dade or preof. There is one evil in
almost cases of anonymous cOmmeni.,
cation that cannot be•averted-4. e..thati
the wrong' .-person is for a time so often.
suspected. lie who receives it knower
that some one did it, and may suspect
l twenty of his best friends; really become
ryarn any of theni. or tovhingo
himself on the wrong man. In fact the
community is barraged, insulted, divided,
and justice defeated, perhaps by a little
want of candor and courage on the • part
But there is one description of evils
that should be always-borne in mind by
the person who sits down deliberately •
to write an anonymous letter intended
to make trouble.. It- may deltroy the
love and confidence existing between
parent and child or husband and wife.
It may utterly destroy the -happiness of
whole families, and break up homes that
were peaceful . and joyful until the per
nicious anonymous letter was rebeived.
The circle of mischief,-discord and trou
ble is always widening in such cases,
and it is thus impossib!e for the writer
to calculate all the evil and crime which
-their malicious letter may set in motion.
The lines that run so glibly from their
pen may have for their final catastrophes
such fearful events as suicide or murder.
How the writers of such epistles would
shrink back in alright if they could fore
see such results ! Therefore we say that
no person should write anonymoue let
ters under any circumstances; certainly
no good, brave or wise man or woman
should descend to such work. In almost
all cases where such secret communica
tions are usually made from proper mo
tives, a frank and avowed disclosure of
what ought to be known is the best mode,
and where that is but of the question
the true policy is silence.
Wait a moment, young man, before
you throw that money down on the•bar
and demand-a glass of brandy and water.
Ask yourself if twenty-five•cents_cannot
be better invested in something else.
Put it back in your pocket ? and give it
to the little cripple who sells matches
on the corner. Take our word for it
you will nut be sorry !
Wait,.medame—think twice .before,
you decide on that hundred•dollar shawl
A hundred dollars is a great deal of
money ;. one dollar is a great deal, when
people once consider the amount of
good it will accomplish, in careful
hands. Your husband's business is un
certain ; there is a financial crisis close
at band. Whci knows what that hun
dred dollars may be to you yet?
Wait, sir, before you buy that gaudy
amethyst breast pin you are- surveying
sb earnestly through the jeweler's plate
glass windows. Keep your money for
another piece of jewelry—a plain gold
wedding-ring made to tit a rosy finger
that you wot of. A shirt neatly ironed,
and stockings darned, like lace work, are
better than gilt, brooches and flaming,
amethysts. You can't afford to marry ?
You mean, you can't afford not to mar
ry ? Wait, and think the matter over !
Wait, mother, before you speak haish
ly to the little chubby rogue who has
torn his apron and soiled his white ar.
seilles jacket. He is only a child, and
"mother" is the sweetest - word =in all
thu world to him.- Needle and thread
and soapsuds will repair all damages
now, but il you once teach him to shrink
from his mother, and hide away his
childish faults, that damage cannot be
' Wait, husband, afore you wonder
andibly.why yo,ur wife don't get along
with family cares and household respon
sibilities "as your mother did." She is
doing her best—and no wcman can en
dure that best to be slighted, Remem
ber the nights she sat up with the little
babe that died ; remember the love and
care she bestowed on you when you,had
that long fit of illness •, do you think
she is made of cast iron? Wait—rwait
in silence and forbearance, and the light
will come back to her eyes, the old, light
of the old days ? . •
Wait, wife, before you speak reproach
fully to your husband when he comes
home late,'aod weary, and "out of sorts."
Ile has worked for you all day long; Le
has wrestled, hand to "hand, with Care
and Selfishness and Greed, and all the
demons that follovi in the train of mon
ey-making. Let home be anbther at
mosphere entirely ;.-let him feel that
there is one place ie. the world where
he eau find peace, and quiet, and.perfect
Wait, bright young' girls, before you
arch your pretty eyebrows, and whisper
"old maid" as the quiet figure ideals by,
with silver in, its hair and crows-feet
round the eyes. It is hard enough to
lose life's gladness and elasticity—it is
hard-eaough to see youth drifting away,
without adding to the bitter cup one
idrnp of 4porq I You do not know-what
she has endured, you nevertan know un
til experience teaches -you,-scr wait be
`fo're'You sneer at the old maid.
Wait; 'sir, takers' yton' kdd 8 mum-
room to Your house; and buy the fast
horse that Black and White and all the
rest of the "fellows" covet. Wait, and
think whether you can afford it—wheth
er your outstanding bills are all paid
and your liabilities fully met, and all
thi-chabces and changes of life dull
provided for. Wait, and ask yoursel f
how you would like, ten years from now
to see your fair wife struggling with
poverty, your children shabby and want
stricken, and yonrself.a miserable hang
er-on round corner groceries and one
horse gambling saloons. You think.
that is impossible ; do you remember
what Hazael said to the seer of old : "Is
thy servant a dog, that he should do
Wilt, merchant, before you tell the
pale-faced boy from the country "that
you can do nothing for him." Yon can,
do something for him ; you can give him
a word of encouragement, a word of rd
vibe. There was a timb once, when' you
were young, and poor, and friendless I
Have you forgotten It already ?''
Wait, blue-eyed lassie ; wait awhile
before you say "yes" to the dashing
young fellow who says he can't live
without you. Wait until you have as
certained "for sure and for certain " as
the children say, that the cigar and the
wine-bottle, ancf the card table are not
to be your rivals in his heart ; a little
delay won't hurt him--just see if it will !
And .wait, my friend in the brown
moustache ; don't commit yourself to
Laura,Matilda, until you are sure that
she will be kind to your old mother, and
gentle with your little sisters, and a true
loving wife •to you, instead of a mere
puppet who lives_on the breath of fash
ion and excitement, and regards the
sunny side of Broadway as second only
to Elysium ! As a general thing, people
are in too gieat a hurry
_in .this world,
we say, wait, wait —Phrenological Jour
Stuff for Smiles.
A social posy—the dandy lion.
Spiritual Manffestations.--l'imples on
a toper's nose.
Men may live in a crowd but they
must die alone.
Murmurs of the tied—married people's
Female gymnastics—jumping at ao
The oldest case of lunacy—time out
When a pickpocket pulls at your
watch, tell him plainly that you have no
time to spare
lA'ben you give-a piece of your mind
take care it's not the biggest piece.
delighted hearer observed of a very
brilliant talker that the flash of his wit
was followed close by the peal of ap-
Why is the Great - Eastern like a new
born babe? Because she- is going to
Brest (breast) for the first time.'
Why is a dishonest bankrupilike an
honest poor man? Because both fail
to get rich.
How does the Irish Cupid- inflict his
wounds ? With his "Arran., be jabers:"
"If," as the poet says, "beauty draws
us with a single hair," then what--ob,
tell us What !—must be the effect of a
Could anything,be neater than the
negro's reply to a young Jody whom he
offered to lift over a gutter ? Lor,
misses" said he, " I'm used to lifting
barrels of sugar."
"Biddy, did you put an egg into the
coffee to settle it ?" "1 put infour, they
were so bad,l had to nee the More of
them." Biddy was , cleared out.
A surgical journal speaks' of - a man
who lived five years wittv a ball in his
head. Job Squires says-he has knoaa
ladies to live twice that long with.noth
lug but balls in their heads. •
A lady wished asept. A portly hand
some gentleman`hrought She and seated
her. "Oh, you are' a:. jewel," said - she.
"Oh; no," replied he,'"l am a•jeweller,—
I bave just set the jewel."
" Look here, boy,'' Said a gentlemen
to an urchin, who was` itirinching `sugar
cau,dy, at a lecture, "you are anneytng
•tpe v v i ettypuch." " No, I nirt"t neither,'
pollilf&hcr urchin, "r m a Kurpriug the
George 111. speaking to - - Vie Arc).
biph •of—hier -large family, used
the expression " I r 131 iev ofir • *race
has bettei than a , &men I" "
*replied the..iirchbishop, "only elevenY
"Well,'_ replied the "'is' thrit,
VOL. XIII.-NO. 38.
For The Marie Man
Taste not the Wine.
g 4 Taste not the wine within the cup,
Let not that curse be thine,
'Tis rich and red, but grief and woe
Are bid its may depths below."
For many years the awful evils of in
temperance have been published, able
writers, eloquent speakers have been en
gaged in portraying the evils, but still
it continues, blasting the hopes of par
ents, tilling our jails, hospitals and alms
houses, causing the bitter tears of wives
and children, once happy, to flow, with
awful groans and aching hearts. The
cause of Temperance has, in many in
stances, made happy homes that was
once gloomy and sad. But a great deal
is yet to be done, and who is willing to
lend a helping hand to overturn this
"mass of sin ?" I call upou children to
come to the rescue. They can tear up
the "Upas tree" by the roots. Let the
little hands go to work, and then with a
" long pull, a strong pull and a pull al
together" the tree of death must come
out, and , lay before the public grave a
withering curse ; showing what united
little hands do. Hear what a "reformed
drunkard" once said before a " Band of
Hope Temperance Society": " I have
Come twelve miles to attend this meet
ing, yet I do not value my time, I feel
rewarded by what I see around me. My
friends, I have seen more of the world
than most of you. I have trod the
streets, of proud old London ; and the
winds of distant India have fanned
these furrowed_ cheeks of mine. My
keel has been upon every sea, and my
name upon every tongue. 13 eave 3 bless
ed me with one of the best of wives—
and my children; oh, why should I
speak of them. My home was once a
paradise. But I bowed, like a brute,
to the killing cup—my eldest son tore
himself away from his degraded- father,
and has never returned. My young
heart's idol,-my beloved and; linffering
wife, has gone broken hearted -10..-her
grave. And my lovely daughter, whose
image I seem to see in the beautiful
around me, once my pride and my hope,
pined away in sorrow and mourning, be
cause her father was a drunkard, and
now she sleep's by her mother's side.
But I still live to tell the history of my
shame, and the ruin of my family'. I still.
live, and stand befor. you to offer up my
heart's fervent gratitude to my heavenly
Father, that I have been snatched from
the brink of the drunkard's grave. I
live to be a sober man. And while I
live, I shall struggle to restore my
wandering brethren again to the bosom
of society. This form of mine is wast
ing ancrtendiUg- under the weight of
years. But . my 'young friends, you are
just blooming into lifr ; the places of
your fathers and mothers will soon ho
vacant. See that you come up to Till
them with pare hearts and anointed lips.
Bind the blessed pledge firmly to your
hearts; and be it the Shibboleth oflife's
Here we have something to cheer us
iu our labor of love. Come Fittber,
come Mather, bring your children to
sign the pledge. Let this be done, and
it will not be long before the darkness
and woe that Intemperance has brought
upon ns shall:be dissipated with the
bright sun .of peace and prosperity.
Then the shouts of those snatched front
a drunkard's grave shall go up, causing
the hearts of all who labored hard and
long, in the good cause, to be made glad.
4.1. M. C.
"Your handwriting is very bad in=
deed," said a gentleman to a young col.
lege friend, who was more addicted to
boating and cricketing than to hard
study ; "you really ought to learn to
write better," "Ay, ay 1" returned the
young man, "it is well enough for yea to
tell me that ; but if I were to write bet.
ter, people would be finding out how I
An editor, hailing from the Badger
State, make's his appeal for syrr p %thy
-We cannot help thinking how much
easier an editor's life might be made if
his geneibna patrons'oould only hear his
'better I;alf' scraping at the bottom - of
the flour barrel ! A man that can write
editOrials with such *isle sounding in
!jig ears, can: easily walk the telegraph
wires and turn somersaults "in the branch
eis of a thorn bush."
Pilgrim Rock bas been called the
corner-stone of civilization. The Irish
man's toast at a New England dinner:
" Plymouth Rock, the blarney stone of
" Pm afraid coma to !Not."
said an otd--ladto alrouog. gentlemazi.
`4.1 lieu icome,to, want, already," we