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There are numerous imitations sprung up on the reputation my article has acquired. The public _must beware. They are worthless. For sale by all dealers and druggists. , Prin .cipal office 217 South 8: II street, Phila. / goes& ,gictll fiffinies ( Saatis, JUST RECEIVED BY DIFFENBACH, N 0.61. MARKET STREET, ,NARIZTTA3 PA. .. • -iris ~,w_ pTacing on his shelves and ready for examination and sale, the largest and best se ected stock of FALL AND WINTER. GOODS ever offered in this borongh, to which he now inVites the attention of the piablic. '. . - Now Styles Dress G00d5,.:.; Superior Makes of Silks . • largo assortment of "47 Calicos 'Extra quality Muslins, all prices, ... ' Best make of Flannels, do A large stock of Shawls Plain and Barred Sack'd Flannels. Purchasers are invited to examine onr stock, tia ive aid confident we can show them the best styles at,the lowest prices,' in'eonnection with the largest stock of domestic.goods. 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OFFICE: Front street, fourth door from Locust, over Saylor St McDon ald's Book Store, Columbia. Entrance be ween the Drug and Book Stores. [3-ly , NEW BRASS ......":4-----4 C : 2 "..... ....-..,--7 L 0 C K S—Good Time .. • --,--- Keepers, for One Dollar.' locks, Watches and Jewelry carefully re paired and charges moderate, at WOLFE'S. 'I7LAVOUSING EXTRACTS: 1" Vanilla Strawberry, Pine Apple, Almond,' Rose, Lemon, Just received and fur'sale at Grave. 4. Roth's. R ANDI brands—varranted tb be Bgenuine. 'Benjamin 4 Co. ASFI'B CONCENTRATEDLYso.- ) 11, jperior to nay now in iist, eau be had at the 'lore of Dillenbaco. From the _Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.] A SERMON ON A TEXT FROM "MOTH- ER GOOSE. , "There was a man in our town, And he was won'drous wise ; He jumped into a bramble bush, And scratched out both his eyes. But when he saw his eyes were out, With all his might and main, He jumped into a bramble bush And scratched them in again !" Some men, alas! in Southern States, Have jumpednot over wise— Into a rough SECESSION bush, And scratched out all their eyes. Now, as they, “see their eyes are out," They Should "with might and main," Jump back into the UNtotsr bush, "And scratch them in again." , ANOTHER ' BANKRUPT ACT PaorosEn.— A Washington letter writer says that in view of the commercial disasters conse quent upon the late political panic, the proposition is again agitateh in Wash ington for the passage of a general bank rupt act, in order to save from clestitu ticn tens of thousands of merchants throughout the country. It is a well known fact that, as a general rule, only the men of enterprise fail, for only such are willing to encounter the risks of trade. A panic resulting from a want of public confidence ruin such men, because it ruins all credits. If Congress would protect that class of citizens which gives our country its impetus, let them pass the General Bankrupt act. If properly guarded, such a law would be justly en titled, "An act the better to encourage an honorable division of an insolvent's estate among his creditors." Wno SHALL eLr Krxo ? The London Globe has an exceedingly caustic article on the rumor that South Carolina de sires an English Prince for her ruler. It, says "We haye no 'Black Prince' at pres ent to suit their tastes, and indeed it re quires a very strong imagination to con template one of the sons of our gracious Queen sitting on a South American throne, with slaves for one-half his sub jects, and slave owners the other half.— He should give up the lion of England for the rattlesnake which the new her aldry of the South affects, or more elab orately assume armorial bearings. Crest, a cat (of nine tails;) rampant arms, ne groes couchant in 'a field of cotton, blood hounds reg ard ant ; supporters ; slave drivers armed ; motto, 'Live and las h." It advises South Carolina to apply to Spain, or to take the dethroned King of Naples. CURE FOR FROSTED FEET.-It iS said that frozen feet can be speedily and cer tainly cured by being bathed and well rubbed with kerosene or coal oil, for a few times at night nefore retiring to bed. Several persons have already tried, all of whom unite in pronouncing it an effect ual cure, which, if they are correct, is an easy and cheap mode of getting rid of a very sore and troublesome affliction:— These who have tried it say that the feet should be well warmed by a hot stove during and after the application of the oil, and it will certainly effect a speedy cure. Persons suffering from the pain of frosted feet will no doubt do well in giving it a trial, for it is surely a very cheap ointment and one which is very easily applied. CAMERON COUNTY : An exchangA says : Judge White and a lckt of hungry lawyers, a week or two since, met up the West Branch, somewhere in the woods, to find "Cameron county," but on getting to gether found no Court House, no Juries, "no nothing," but an act of incorporation full of omissions and absurd commissions. So they smoked, told stories, sung some, drank a little, anathemized the Legisla ture, appointed a committee to prepare a County Act that would "stick," and went home'with "nary dollar" made ex cept by the Court Crier and landlords who extemporized a county town some where in Shippen township. CV It is cautiously. whispered among the familiar friends of both parties in Al bany, that Mr. and Mrs. Burch, whose controversy recently created so much excitement about the country, are about to come together again. It was with a view of accomplishing this end that the further prosecution of the controversy was taken out of the Court after Mrs. Burch had obtained the custody of her youngest child, and mutual friends are now engaged in effecting a reconcillia lion upon the basis indicated. itgrin a. small village of Illinois, may be seen, daily, taking his morning walk a jolly old Frenchman, who prides him self upon having built the first house upon the spot where Chicago now stands, withlor 111,000 inhabitants. MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1861. DEATH OF A NAVAL - HERO : Captain Samuel C. Reid, of the U. S. navy, died at his residence, in New York, on Mon day after an illness of three days, in the 77th year of his age. Capt. Reid was in command of the privateer brig General Armstrong, which was attacked in the neutral port of Fayal, just at the close of the last war with England, by three English vessels of war. The action was -very severe, and was conducted with sig nal gallantry and skill by Capt. Reid.— He was an officer of great bravery, and a gentleman highly esteemed for private worth. For his gallantry at Fayal he was presented with a sword by the Leg islature of New York, and a service of silver plate by the citizens of New York city. He entered the navy, as a mid shipman, when only 13 years of age. It was Capt Reid who gave the flag of the Union its present form by placing all the stars in the form of one large star, where as before they were scattered without order over a blue field'. One of these, which was made by his wife and some of her lady friends, he presented to, Con gress, and it was hoisted on the capitol. Tatax - Bra Gins: Another monster has been in the Fort Pitt Works (Pitts burg, Penna.) The "Floyd," the heavi est. piece of ordnance, we believe, that the world has ever seen, was 15 inches bore and 49 inches in diameter, at the breach. Its weight in rough was 'lB,OOO pounds, and when finished about 49,000. The gun cast has a twelve-inch bore, and the same exterior diameter of the" Floyd," while it is Six inches longer, s and will weigh, when finished, 25 tons. The cast ing of the gun was marked by the most complete success. The 'furnaces were tapped at 124. and 24 minutes later, the mould was filled, and the casting com plete. The total amount of metal used in the "run" was 76,000 pounds. The new gun -will be named "Union," and will, it is believed, throw a ball over-six miles. It was .cast on the.hollow princi ple and under the supervision of *r. Raye foreman of the works. ' SUIT BETWEEN HORSE TAMERS : An action for $lOO,OOO damages has been commenced in the Supreme Court in New York by Denton OfFutt, of New Orleans, against John S. Rarey, the fa-. mous horse tamer, for an alleged viola tion of a contract. Mr. Oifutt claims that he is the originator of this sys em of horse taming, and that in the a 1850 he taught it to Rarey, who nd himself in the penalty of sso4in each case in which he should impart the secret to any other person ; that he gave Rarey a book of the system, which he (Rarey) has since republished, and has further violated the contract by imparting the secret of the system to diverse persons in Europe and the United States. NED BUNTLINE ROBBED.—On Sunday evening, Ned Buntline, alias Judsan, was invited by a friend to take a walk, and soon the two brought up at a dis reputable house. After remaining there some hours, Ned found that he had been robbed of his watch, and his friend aban doned him. One of the female inmates of the place was at first suspected of the theft, and , accordingly arrested by De tectives Slose and Smith. She denied the soft impeachment, and charged the larceny upon John 11. North, Ned's friend. North was accordingly arrested by the same officers, and the pawn ticket for the stolen time-piece found in his possession. North 'vas committed for examination.—N. T. Express. A GIGANTIC PROJECT: It is said that the Emperor Napoleon has*given his sanction to the project of building a rail way between ()alias and Dover. This undertaking, probably the most stupen dous in the history of the world, coutem plates the tunneling of the British chan nel between the points above named— a distance of nineteen miles, It is in tended, we believe, to build a number of stations or islands, along the route. The bed of the channel along the proposed route has been ascertained to be of solid rock, which will render the proposed tunnel, when completed, impervious to water. Contractors are busy preparing their estimates of the probable expense of the work. tErDr. Vreorge Bennett, a naturalist who has lately published an account of his twenty-two years' residence in•Aus trails, gives a description of the grandest of all 'Australia birds, the Jabiru, or gi gantic crane. It grows to be five feo high, and is so rare that the Doctor, had seen but our skins of the bird during•his residence there. his very graceful, has large, and brilliant , eyes, a beautiful me tallic brilliancy of plumage, and is easily domesticated. • [Fon THE MARIETTLA N. • The Declaration of Independence. IS IT TRITE ? NO. II Having, last week, shown Prow parties, North as well as South, had " changed fronts" on the great principles laid down by our Revolutionary Fathers, and especially in constructions of the Dec laration of Independence, until it was denied to teach the natural equality of mankind—denied to include the colored races as well as the white " in the gener al words used,in that memorable instru ment," by even Chief Justice Taney, in 1856,—and until it was subsequently as serted by Mr. Douglas to include, not even all white r•nen, i but all the white, subjects of Great Britain at home and in these colonies ;—we closed with a brief statement of the opinion held by Hamil ton, Jefferson and the Virginia Conven tion of 1774, contradicting these limita tions of its meaning ; and by a brief an alysis of the Declaration itself, we show ed that it included " all men " univer sally, in its declarations of self-evident ruths. History, in opposition to the shifting sands of party platforms, fixes tins abso lutely universal meaning on its state ments as the sense of its author, and sign ers, and of the country. and the world.— " This immortal State paper, which for its composer was the aurora of enduring fame, was the genuine effusion of the soul of the country at that time,' the rev elation of its mind, when, in its youth, its enthusiasm, its sublime confronting of danger, it rose 'to the highest creative powers of Which man is capable. The bill' of rights which it promulgateS, is of rights that are older than human institu tions, and spring from the eternal justice that is anterior to the State. Two po . litical theories- divided the - world ; one founded the commonwealth on the reas on of State, the policy ofespediericy the other, oh the immutable principles of morals : the new republic, as it took its place among the, powers of the world, • proclaimed its faith in the truth, and re ality and unchangeableness. of freedom, virtue, and right. The heart of Jeffer son in writing the Declaration, and of Congress in adopting it, beat for all hu manity ; the assertion of right was made for the entire world of manki . nd and all coming generations, without any exception whatever . ; foi• the proposition whiCh ad- . I exceptions can never be self-evi dent. As i was put . forth in the name of the ascendant people of that time', it was sure to make the circuit of the world, passing every where through the despot ic countries of Europe ; and,the astonish ed nations as they read that all men are created equal, started out of their leth argy, like those who have , been exiles from childhood, when they suddenly hear 'the dimly remembered accents of their mother tongue. " In the next place, the' Declaration, avoiding specious t and vague generalities, grounds itself with anxious• care upon the past, and reconciles right and fact: Of universal principles enough is repeat- I ed to prove that Americ:a chose for' her own that system of politics which recog nizes the rule of eternal justice ; and in dependence is vindicated by the appli cation of that rule to the grievous in structions, laws, and acts, proceeding from the King, in the exercise of his pre rogative, or in concurrence with the lords and commons of great Britain."— Bancroft's _History of the United States Vol. 8, pp: 472, 3. Now,-what equality is meant by the declaration—" all men are created . e qual ? "—Much senseless ridicule and balderdash logic has been expended to cast odium on those who, with Jefferson and other Signers of that Declaration, hold to natural human equality—the Gdd-given equal rights of all men, with out regard to age, clime, nation, people, kindred,, tongue color or character. What did Jefferson and his compatriots mean byit ?, In the words of Martineau, writing of.this' same equality, but as re vealed in the Gospe,l,--" One of the uni versal sentiments which Christianity has deeply-imbedded in the human heart, is that'ofthe natural eguality of men. I mean by this phrase' to describe, not the metaphysical doctrine, (which is false,) that all men are born with the - saMe in tellectual and moral aptitude-; nor the, economical, doctrine, (which is equally false,) that all men should possess, an equal amount of property; nor the po litical doctrine,. ,(which • can rarely be true,)that.all men. should -be invested with the name , civil- privileges ; 'butthe religious doctrine,' that all are off.one kloo, children of One Father,, protect ed by One Providence, and, consciously or unconsciously, appointed, to' One life .7Dc›llar a, -17-ear eternal." As Jefferson and the other Signers spoke of equality by creation and Divine endowment, they did not mean social equality rand as they spoke of rights, they had no reference to equal-, ity in bulk or stature; and those who quibble about such matters, betray ei ther gross ignorance or knavery ! That Jefferson, Adams, Sherman, Franklin and R. R.Livingston (the Com mittee) meant just what and all they said -" ALL MEN "—is further evident from the original draft of the Declaration, as written by him, and amended by them, and thus jointly and unanimously report ed to Congress. It contains the follow ing : " He [ie. King George lII] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights, of life and, liberty in the person of a distant peo ple who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in anoth er hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.— This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of INFiDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. De ermined to keep open a market where MEN should be, bought and soldthe has prostituted, his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce."— [The capitals and small capitals are in the original—the italicisittg is mine.] This paragraph was struck out by Congress, as Jefferson says, "in com plaisance to &Wit Carolina and Georgia, who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves, and who, on the contrary, still wished to continue it"— But the other States and especially the Committee,-declared the slave trade "piratical," called it an "execrable com merce," and declared it to be "the oppro brium of infidel powers I" And yet Chief Justice Taney could unblushingly stand up in the Supreme_ Court, and declare, that by public, opinion, at the time,of OA. Declaration of our Independence, l and for more than a century before, colored peoplewere "regarded as beings of an, inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race either in social or political- relations ; and so far inferior, that Ihey had no rights which:lthe, white man was bound to respect ; and Wet. the neg n ro might JUSTLY and LAWFULLY be, reducdd tol slavery for his benefit ! ! ! " Contrast this infamous slander on our . Revolutionary fathers, with the above elause,of the original DeclaratiOn, and it will be seen to be as FALSE'as it is in ! For thefirst Continental Con gress had already put forth a declaration that the struggle in which they were about to engage would be "fbr the cause of HUMAN RATHER." How,, then, can Taney, Douglas & Co., thus falsify fact land histery I Nor is' this all. The declaration—"all Men are created free and equal"—having been inserted in the 3lassachusetts Bill of Rights in 17802 in 1783 her courts de cided, that it was an effectual bar to slavery, and slavery was accordingly prohibited in.that State. In New Hamp shire, the same declaration having been introduced into her second Constitution, her courts decided that it secured the freedom of every child born , in that State after its - adoption. And in our own no ble Keystone State, the first to provide for the abolition of slavery in her borders, "The Pennsylvania Society for, promo-: ting the Abolition of Slavery" was form .ed. in 1774—tw0 'years before our Dec laration was made. In 1790, Dr. Frank lin; its first President, drafted its mem orial to Congress, from which we copy the - folio wing : "From a persuasion that equal liberty was originally the portion, and is still the birth-right of all men, and influenced by the.strong ties of humanity and the principles of their institution, your mem orialists conceive themselves bound to use all justifiable endeavors to loosen the bonds of slavery, and pro Mote a gen eral enjoyment of the blessings of free dom. Under these impressions, they earnestly Barest your attention to the. subject of Slavery; that you will be pleaSed `to countenance the restoration to liberty of those tinhappy men, Who, alone, in this land of freedom, tire• de graded into perpetnal bondage h and who, amid the general joy of surrounding 'free men, are groaning in'servile subjection ; that you will devise means for removing this inconsistency of character from the American people ; that you'will promote mercy and justice toward this dietressed race ; and that you r Will step to Ike very vergerof the yoker vested• in you - for dis couraging mg species of traffic in ; the persons of on; fellow men, IWhat.terri ble It publicans were.;Franklin, Jefforson,'and their foliow-siomeis of the NO. 31. Declaration ! Veen many of our North ern Democrats would now call them "Abolitionists !!!""1 And Lafayette declared—' I would neverlave drawn my sword in the cause of Arnerica, if I could have conceived that thereby I was founding a land' or Slavery." So late as May, 1529, Jeffer son called the' Declaration, "this declar atory charter of our rights, and of the rights of man." In his "Notes on Vir ginia" he recognizes the colored race as "citizens;" and, subsequently, as "breth ren." He says—"We mist wait with patience the workings of an overrating Providence, and hope that that is pre paring the deliverance of these, our brethren. When the measure of their tears shall be full, when their groans shall have involved heaven itself in dark ness, dirabtless a God of Justice will awaken to their distresp. Nothing is more certainly written in the Book of Fate, than that this people shall be free." (Query—By Secession and civil war ?) Turn over what pages we may of the men of those days, and down even to 1854, and everywhere we find testimonies that Taney, Douglas, and the Democratic Congressmen and Editors who repeat theirassertions, have libelled the fathers, and falsified history and fact, in denyin s ir, that the Declaration of Independence included all races and colors in - its "self evident.truths"'that "all men are created equal, and are endowed by their 'Creator with certain inalienable riglitb, arid that among these are life, liberty end the pur suit of happiness. Equally eiridant is it, that they have grossly and wickedly fal sified the public opinion of that day, in 'declaring that it held that colored peo ple "had no rights which' the white man was bound to reipect," but "mig,ht just/g and laxfully be reduced' to slavery."—• And Yet, sh hiuterons are their followers —so confident in' their repetitions of these slander's and falsehoods as historic truths," that we have some reason to fear that "the war of the Revolution must be 'epeated before the question of liberty is settled in America."' May God grant that it'may not be settled by a civil and a Ser vile war l--as it, will be, it we continue to compromise with the evil, and make it more extensive, and thus postpone the settlement, "treasuring up wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous" judgment of God." In the terribly emphatic words of Jefferson— " The Almighty has no attribute which can tale'side with us in,such a contest." Remember - St. Domingo I A. B. G., Boys OUT AT NIGHT.—The practice of allowing, boys to spend their evenings on the streets is one of the most ruinous, dangerous, and mischievous things pos sible. Nothing so speedily and surely makes their course downward. They ab quire under the cover of night, an un healthy state of mind, vulgar and pro fane language, olscene practices, crimin al sentiments, and a laWless and riotous bearing. Indeed, it is in the streets, after night - fall, that the boys generally acquire the education of the bad and the capacity for becoming rowdy, dissolute, criminal men. Parents, do you believe it ? Will you keep , your children at home at nights, and see that their home is made pleasant and profitabe to them ? It is seldom that more truth is com pressed iato so small space. The thous ands of boys belonging to worthy, re_ spectable families, who are petmitted, night after night, to select their com pany and own places of resort, are on a certain road'to rain. Confiding parents, who believe that their sons are safe—. that they will not associate with the vicious--wili one of these days have their hearts crushed, as thousands have before, by learning that sons whom they regarded as proof against any evil, have, from early years, been on the road to ruin. Cr Japanese Tommy, according to a letter in_the nome Journal from Kana gawa, is a very inferior custom-house of ficial, and'" lives in a very large: Com pound'back of the.custom house,=behied 'a high board fence, Painted -11 rick; and looking very .sombre, *hate are huddled together custom-house4fficials by the score. Under the' roota'utiati-Mietitdry cottage, with tiled , rootpapered:screeits; and'mat floor; Tommy has 'aidat'aliriter* he may eat by day, and spread-hisiluilits to sleep by night. The , only , fririlitire such a gentlemitnihaS,'Or : iciefit, in Japan, is a cupboard;th , ptit'firie 'bidding' in. by day, and a"chefit irdraWerir for loose tides. The ifnaPS4jit'Ae same time carpet, chairs, table. 7— His indome is free Aienrallow ance of rice, and ' eight icltib4as; br"two dollars and sixty-seven cents .a month.