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This Oil acts on the system with electricity
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—in most cases from ten to twenty minuets.
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A skillful application of this Oil puts in im
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ran be supplied wholesale and retail. Price
2d cents, .50 cents, and $ i per bottle.
Try everything else ; give this one simple
UTION—Be careful to salc'for and get Da
(;111T1I'S Electric Oil, as Worthless imitations
There are numerous imitations sprung up on
the reputation my article has. acquired. 'I he
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ATTORNEY 'AT LAW,
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generally. Will attend to business in
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Conveyancing and other writings promptly
T EWELRY.—A large and selected stock of
el fine jewelry of the latest patterns from the
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nur famed S.P/CES, I have concluded to con
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IT ALL PAPERS..—We have just received
VI another supply from the New York and
Philadelphia manufactories. Purchase's can
rely upon the newest' styles, which will be
sold unusually low at J. li. Difienbach's.
TAmps! LAMPS! SHADES, &C. The
undersigned has received another lot of
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of every variety and price. Call and see them
at Dr. liinkle's Drug Store.
ILIY one of those beautiful S 0 F TA
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LIFE PILLS & PMEN IX BITTERS
THESE MEDICINES have now been before
the public for a period of thirty years, and
during that time have maintained a high char
acter in almost every part of the Globe, for
their extraordinary and immediate power of
restoring perfect health to persons suffering
under nearly every kind of disease to which
the human frame is liable.
The following are among the distressing va
riety of human diseases in which the
VEGETABLE LIFE MEDIC'S ES
Are well known to be infallible
DYSPEPSIA, by thoroughly cleansing the
first and second stomachs, and creating a flow
of pure, healthy bile, instead of the stale and
amid kind ; FLATULENCY, Loss of Appe
,Heartburn, Deadache, Restlessness, 11l-
Temper, Anxiety, Languor, and Melancholy,
which are the general symptonis of Dyspepsia,
will.vanish, as a natural consequence of its
COSTIVENESS,' by cleansing the whole
lenth of the intestines with a solvent process,
and without violence ; all violent purges leave
the bowels costive within two days.
FEVERS of all kinds, by restoring, the blood
to a regular circulation, through the process of
prespiration in such cases, and the thorough
solution of all intestinal obstruction in others.
The Life Medicines have been knoWn to cure
RHEUMATISM permanently in three weeks,
and GOUT in half that time, by removing lo
cal inflammation from the muscles and liga
ments of the joints.
DROPS/ES of all kinds, by freeing and
strengthening the kidneys and bladder; they
operate most delightfully on these important
organs, and hence have ever been found a cer
tain remedy for the worst cases of GRAVEL.
Also WORMS, by dislodging from the turn
ings of the bowels the shiny matter to which
these creatures adhere.
SCURVY, ULCERS, and INVETERATE
SORES, by the perfect purity which these Life
Medicines give to the blood, and ail the humors.
SCORBUTIC ERUPTIONS and Bad Com
plexions, by their alterative effect upon the
fluids that feed the skin, and the morbid state
of which occasions all eruptive complaints,
sallow, cloudy, and other disagreeable cain•
The use of these Pills for a very short time
will effect an entire cure of SALT RHEUM,
anti a striking improvement in the clearness of
the skin• COMMON COLDS and /NEW
ENZA will always be cured by one dose,or by
two in the worst cases.
PILES.—The 'original proprietor of these
Medicines, was cured of Piles, of id years
standing by the use of the Life Medicines alone.
FP: VER AND AGUE.—For this scourge of
the Western country, these Medicines will be
found a safe, speedy, and certain remedy.—
Other medicines have the system subject to a
return of the disease—a cure by these Medi
cines is permanent—try them, be satisfied, and
BILIOUS FEVERS AND LIVER COM
PLAINTS.—GeneraI Debility, Loss of Appe
tite, and Diseases of Females—the Medicines
have been used with the most beneficial results
in cases of this description.:-Kings Evil, and
Scrofula, in its worst forms, yields to the mild
yet powerful action of these remarkable Med
icines: Night Sweats, Nervous Debility, Ner
vous Complaints of all lands, Palpitation of
the Heart, Pailiters' Colic, are speedily cured.
ERCURIAL DISEASES.—Perso ns whose
constitutions have beeorneimpaired by . the in
judicious use of Mercury,.will find these Med
icines a perfect cure, as they never fail to erad
icate from the system, all the effects of Med
cury, infinitely sooner than the most powerful
preparations of &nap Prepared and
sold by W. B. MOFFAT,
335 Broadway, New York.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
WM. P. LARKIN.) (H. H. SW A.ATZ
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Yailkot Nofogi"lA Eti
S. E. Corner Eighth and Arch streets,
ENTRANCE ON EIGHT.EI STREET,
AFTER many years' experience in all the
various branches of the Att, the Proprietors
confidently invite the attention of their friends
and the public to their extensive establishment,
which presents the opportunity for procuring
the best pictures, equal at least, to any first
glass Gallery in the United States.
Preparations are complete fm executing all
the improved styles known to the Art. They
have a patent arrangement for copying Da
guerreotypes, &c., &c., making them Life size,
if desired—the only one of tie kind in - this
country. Attached to this establishment are
three coloring Artists.
Photographs, including Painting,
as low as $2OO.
Photographs, with Frame as low as $2 62
Do. at '75 and $L Extra copies 50
cts. or $5 per doz. Life size Photo
' graphs as low as $6, and lvorytype at
same price. Durable Arnbrotypes at
50 cents and upwards.
A most extensive assortment of Gilt FrameS,
embracing - a select and choice variety of the
latest styles. Prices from 62 cents and up
Especial attention bestowed upon Life-sized
Photographs in oil, transferred from small pic
tures and from life. Prices Iron $l5 to $lOO.
13 1 instructions given in the Art.
February 23, 1861-Iy.
DR. ESENWEIN'S TAR 3: WOOD
IS THE BEST MEDICINE IN THE AVORLD
FOR THE CURE OF
Coughs and Colds, Croup, Bronchitis, Asthma,
Difficulty in Breathing, Palpitation of
'The Heart, Diptheria, and for
The relief of patients
IN THE ADVANCED STAGES OF CONSUMPTION,
together with all Diseases of the Throat and
Chest, and Which predispose to Consumption.
It is peculiarly adapted to the radical cure of
Asthma. Being prepared by a practical phys
ician and druggist, and Riie of great experience
in the cure of the varioilidiseases to which the
human frame is liable.
It is offered the affiicted with the great
est confidence. TRY IT and be convinced that
it is invaluable in the cure of Bronchial affec
tions. IE.P/VICE FIFTY CENTS PER BOTTL:E.
Prepared only by Da. 4: ESEN WEIN & CO.,
DRUGGISTS AND CHEDIISTS, N. W. Cur. 9th &
Poplar Streets, Philadelphia.
Irr Sold by every respectable Druggist and
Dealer in Medicines throughout the State.
April 7, 1560-Iv.
DANIEL G. BAKER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
OFFICE :—No. 24 NORTH DUKE STREET,
opposite the Court House, where he will at
tend to the practice of his profession in all its
various branches. [Nov. 4, '59.-ly
AGENERAL ASSORTMENT OF 0
Hammered and Rolled Iron, H.
J. Bars, Norway,;Nail Rode, American
and German Sprin and Cast Steel, Wagon
130Xcs, Iron Axles; ' Sprtngs, &c.. for smiths.
•ST.E/t.R.ET'r 6 . GO.
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY - , MARCH 30, 1861.
AIARK THESE FACTS !
THE TESTIMONY of Me .WHOLE WORLD
OLLO WAY'S OINTMENT.
Bad Legs, Bad Breasts, Sores and Ulcers
All description of sores are remediable by the
proper and dihsjent use of this -inestimable
preparation. To attempt to cure bad legs by
plastering the edges of the wound togetherds
for should the skin n tate,' a boggy dis
eased condition remains underneath to break
out with tenfold fury in a few days. The only
rational and successful treatment, as indicated
by nature, is to reduce the inflammation in and
about the wound and to soothe the neighboring
parts by rubbing in plenty of the Ointment as
salt is forced into meat.
Diptheria, Ulcerated Sore Throat, and
Scarlet and other Fevers
Any of the above diseases may be cured by
well rubbing the Ointment three times a day
into the chest, throat and neck of the patient ;
it will soon penetrate, and give immediate re
lief. Medicine taken by the mouth must oper
ate upon the whole system ere its influence can
be felt in any local part, whereas the Oint
ment will do its work at once. Whoever tries
the unguent in the above manner for the dis
eases named, or any similar dis Orders affecting
the chest and throat, will find themselves re ,
lieved as by a charm.
Piles, Fistulas, Strictures.
The above class of complaintswill be removed
by nightly fomenting the parts with warm
water, and then by most effectually - subbing in
the Ointment. Persons suffering from these
direful complaints should lose lent a moment in
arresting their progress It should be under
stood that it is not sufficient merely to smear
the Ointment on the affected parts, but it must
be well rubbed in for some considerable time
two as three times a - day, that it may be taken
into the system, whence it will remove any
hidden sore or wound as effectually as thought
palpable to the eye. There again bread and
water poultices, after the rubbing in of the
Ointment, will do great service. This is the
only sure treatment for female eases of cancer
in the stomach, or where there may be a gen
eral hearing down.
Indiscretions rf Youth; Sores and Ulcers.
Blotches, as also swellings, can, with cer
tainty, be radically cured it the Ointment be
used freely, and the Pills be taken night and
morning as recommended in the printed in
structions: When treated in any other way
they only ctry up in, one place to break out in
another; 'Whereas this Ointment will remove
the humour from the system, and leave the pa
tient a vigorous and healthy being. It will
require time with the use of the Pills to ensure
a lasting Mire.
bropsteal Swellings, Paralysis and Su
Although the above edit - plaints differ widely
iu their origin and nature, yet they all require
local treatment. Many of the worst cases,• of
such diseases, will yield 'in a comparatively
short space of time when this Ointment is dill
gently rubbed into the parts affected, even after
every other means have failed. In all serious
maladies the Pills should be taken according
to the printed directions accompanying each
Both the Ointment and Pills should be used
in the following cases :
Bad Legs, Chiego-foot, Fistulas,
Bad Breasts, Chilblains, Gout,
Burrs, Chapped ands,Glandular
Bunions, Corns (Soft)
Bite of Mos- Cancers,
clietoes and Contracted and Piles.
Sand-Plies, Still Joints, Rheumatism,
Coco bay, ' Elephantiasis, Scalds,
Skin Piseases, Scurvy, Sore Nipples,
Tumors, Ulcers, Sore- throates,
mrioN !—None are genuine unless the
words "Hum.owAy, NEw You]: AND LON
DON," are discernable as a Water-mark in
every leaf of the book of, directions, around
each pot or box ; the same may be plainly
seen by holding the leaf to the light. A hand
some reward will be given to any one rendering
such information as may lead to the detection
of any party or parties counterfeiting the med
icines or vending the same, knowing them to
Sold at the Mahufactory of Professor Nor:
LOWAY, SO Maiden Lane, New York and b)
all respectable Druggists and Dealers in Mcdi
cine througlicut the civilized wprld, in pots, a
25c.. 62e. and $1 each.
is a considerable saving by taking
the larger sizes.
N. 11.—Directions for the guidance of pa
t Tents, in every disorder, are affixed to each bus:
TILL IN THE
1110 - 1111161 - 41C10 TRW"
JOHN CRULL, HATTER,
NO. 92 MARKET STREET, MARIETTA
MAKES this method of informing his old
friends and the public generally, that he
has re-taken his old stand (recently occupied
by George L. Mackley,) and is now perma
nently fixed to prosecute
THE BATTING BUSINESS
Having just returned from the city where he
selected a large. varied and fashionable assort
ment of everything in the
HAT AND CAP LINE,
and now only asks an examination of his
stock and prices, before purchasing elsewhere.
Having also laid in a stock of Ratting materi
al, he will be enabled, at short notice, to man
ufacture all qualities—from the common Soft >
to the most Fashionable Silk Hat.
Employing none but the best of workmen,
and manufacturing good goods at low prices,
he hopes to merit and receive a liberal share of
public patronage. The highest price paid
fn . Furs,—in trade or cash.
Marietta, March 9, 1961.
JOB PRINTING OF KINDS, SUCH AS
Large Posters, with Cuts,
Sale Bills, all sizes,
Circulars, Blanks, Cards,
and every description-of Job Printing, neatly
and cheaply done at short notice, a t the office of
"THE. WEEKLY MARIETTI AN."
50 Boxes Valencia and Bunch - Raisins,
20 Bags pared and unpared Dried Peaches,
50 Bags pared Dried Apples,
1000 Lbs. Cod Fish; Fine Syrups, Sugars, Sc
Dec. b.] STAN . GLER .1:: PATTERSON.
We copy from Mr. Griswold's " Poets and
Poetry of America," the following beautiful
stanza. It is from the pen of Mr. Nack, who
has been deaf and dumb from childhood. Who
that speaks or hears can sing in more harmo
Spring is cdming! Spring is corztng!
Birds are 'chirping, insects humming,
Flowers are peeping froth their sleeping,
Streams escaped from Winter's keeping,
In delightful freedom rushing,
Dance along in music gushing,
Scenes of late in deadness saddened,
Smile in animation gladdened
All is beinity,'all is mirth,
All is glory upon earth,
Shout we then with •Nature's :voice,.
Welcome Spring! • Rejoice! Rtjoice!
Spring is coming ! come my brother,
Let us rove with one another,
To our Well-remembered wild-wood,
Flourishing in Nature's childhood ;
Where. a thousand flowers are springing,
And a thousand birds are singing;
Where the golden sunbeams quiver
On the verdure girdled river
Let our youth of feeling out,
To the youth of Nature shout.
\Vile the waves repeat our voice,
Welcome .Spring ! Rejoice! Rejoice!
Scotch Argument for Marriage
The folloWing gem will touch the right place
in every loving heart. Read it and put it away
in your casket of pearls: -
Jenny is poor, and 1 am poor,
Yet we will wed—so say no more;
And should the bairnies to us come,
[As few that wed but do have some.
No doubt but Heaven will stand our friend,
And bread as well as children send. -
So fares the hen in farmer's yard,
To live alone she finds it hard ;
I've knew!' her weary every claw
In search of corn among the straw,
But when, in quest of nicer fend,.
She cluckS among fier chirping brood, . •
With joy we see the self-same hen
That scratched for one could scratch for ten !
Theie are the thoughts that make me willing
To take my girl without a shilling;
And for the self:same cause, you'see,
Jenny - ,,resolved to marry me. •
.11. TILE WEEKLY MAIII,ETTAINA
"Happy is the bride that the - sun 'shines on."
'••Who can truly say, that the author of
the homely adage with which this essay
is introduced, intended that it should'be
literally understood ? Or that the hap
piness refered to, was that, which some
people eke out, and call happiness, among
the ups and downs of this turbid nether
world ? If it is to .be so understood,
then it conveys no real truth, for many
have entered the silken bonds of wedlock
on dark, cold, and lowering days, when
apparently.tlie.sun was. ashamed, or toe
indignant to manifest his cheering pies
ence ; and yet, the parties' uniting them
selves then in . a holy union, have had as
large a share of earthly happiriese as
usually falls to the lot of us blundering
mortals of this mundane sphere. .On the
other baud many have united.themse,lyes
in a life partnership, when the god of
day shone out in his highest splendor,
and all the surroundings seethed propiti
ous for good ; and notwithstanding all
this, the results of such unions, so far as
mortal eyes have beenable to scan them,
have, , b9en of , the 'most . disastrous. and
unhappy kind; for,."lle, ca,useth his sun
to shine upon the evil, and the good."
Men antivomen were originally created
and placed upon this earth to be happy ;
to be happy with each other, in each
other, and for each other ;• and if they
are not so now it only evinces that they
may have fallen from a state of pristine
purity and.peace, and not that theyneyer
/Id been happy, or bad never .been in
tended to be so. The inverted and per
verted social and moral condition of
mankind, has somewhat altered the prim
itive relations existing between its dif
ferent members, and also the relation'in
which they stand to their Creator; and
therefore, man's probation now upon the
material earth, is perhaps not to be char
acterized so much by unalloyed happi
ness here, as it is in preparing himself
for a state of beatitude, in that realm,
whose boundaries are only reached after
We have sailed out from, the shores of
time and space. Notwithstanding that
ark . elouds may gather and obscure the
sky with their thick darkness—the winds
may howl, the rains descend and the
thunders 'roll—yet, there may be peace
within—there may be a• sunshine of lov
ing and truthful hearts ; and where, un
der any circumstances, can mankind look
more legitimately for earth's most solid
happiness—a foretaste of that which is
' an imperfect reflex of heaven's joy ?
than to that Infinite efonntain, who in the
begining ordained them one flesh—one
bone, through the • dtiinestic relations of
that Divine• institution which proclaims
them such. No morning or noonday sun
with its resplendent rays—no outward
E= Ml= M!E!
Dollar a Yo( .r_
trappings—no gaudy external surround
ings, can atone for blighted affections
- or 'ward up the cold, dark, chambers of
false and unfaithful hearts; nor perma•
nently fix a solid gleam of unadulterated
Possibly, out of all the marriages that
take place in the world there may not
be more than one in ten, or twenty, or
fifty, or a hundred, that are real marri
ages, in the highest and truest sense of.
whatis meant, by the institution of that
relation between the sexes. Perhaps a
theroagh exploration of the inner cham
bers of the mind, and the deeper recesses
of the heart, might reveal something of
this condition to those who are capable
of rational reflection. But then, this is
no reason that such a bond of union.
should be ruthlessly broken up, or that
men and women should be unfaithful or
untrue to each other, or initiate steps
towards a legal seperation,—unless in
deed there had been adultery, or malici
ous desertion at the bottom of it. If
there are so few true or. real marriages
take place in the world, it would not
mend the matter, to loosen all the re
straints now existing, and allow people
a capricious exercise of self-divorcement,
in order that they might form new mar
riage connections, for in the present fal
len state of society, and in the unregen
erate condition that now characterizes
the human family, no more real wisdom
perhaps would be exercised in a second,
a third, or a fiftieth choice, than there
was in the first. Whatever in God's
providence has been permitted to take
place in that respect—whether the par
ties are congenially united or not—or
whether their social position or condi
tion is in mutual harmony or not ; an
honest and sincere effort ought to be
made by the parties, to co-operate with
Him, who so overrules the affairs of men
as to bring about the greatest.amount of
good that all the circumstances of the
case will allow. Mutual concession and
mutual forbearance—a mutual desire to
perform all the duties faithfully and af
fectiOnately that the marriage relation
imposes, constitutes the most essential
rays of sunshine that can possibly illu
mine the path Of an honest wedded pair
in this world. Happy is the bride, and
the bridegroom too, under the genial in
fluence of such a sunshine—comparative
ly happy here—superlatively happy here
after.' Mistaken mortals upon this earth
—inured to those artifices and the-vari
ous modificatiOns fineesse—from youth
up to- manhood and womanhood—that
gives tone and character to society; the
sexes do not truly Now each other, un
til that knowledge is developed to the
surprise and pain of each other, when it
is too late to make a lawful and honora
ble retreat from positions and relations,
that have been assumed and entered into
for life. More mistaken still, when the
nature of their obligation's are misunder
stood, intentionally perverted, or will
fully disregarded, by those who should
ever hold them as sacred and precious
.Extremists contend that marriage in
the abstract is one of two things—that is,
either a divine, and therefore a heavenly
and, holy institution, or else it is only a
state of legalized concubinage, and al
though this latter idea May be sufficient
ly revolting to thousands who may sup
pose they have entertained and carried
out into ultimates, proper views of mar
riage, yet upon mature reflection, upon
all the motives which dictated„their own
acts in regard to that relation,..they may
be able, to see how near an afrproinia
tion it is, to either of the alternatives
above named. But because all mankind
cannot enter into a covenant that is
specially heaven-appointed, it can furnish
no valid reason why they should not pla
ter into one that is the nearest approach
to it, that their intellectual and moral
condition will allow ; for there are many
conditions in the human family•that are
heaven-permitted, and are overruled, as
a means of attaining a higher ultimate
The leas there is of the heavenly ele
ment that enters into the marriage cove
nant between the sexes, the more it re
quires of the worldly material to make
its condition tolerable ; and therefore
those who contemplate assuming' that
relation should be more engaged in ex
ploring the conditions of their hearts,
and the true state of their affections;
and iu making the necessary mental or
spiritual preperation for the faithful dis
charge of the high and holy duties which
such a relation imposes, than in being
over solicitous about our earthly "estab
lishment ;" for, this last consideration
has probably done_ more to pervert the
true intents of the marriage covenant,
than any other single causa, No thought,
no intent, no act, no deed, in any of the
preliminary steps towards marriage, or
its consummation, should be enter
tained, or done, that can have the fatal
tendency to make the parties in the least
dissatisfied with their conduct in after
years; or that can produce those states
of embarrassment, which are the unmis
takable indications of disobedierce and
impurity;, for there is .a grave doubt
whether mankind are justified in any so
cial act among men on earth, that would
not be acceptable to the angels of heav
en. If "to pure minds all things are
pile," and the "evil be to him that evil
thinketh," then may the marriage (mve
nent be purged from all its impuritieS,
its selfishness, and its meretricious and
mercenary advances and exceptions ;
but until it is regarded as a divinely ap
pointed means for the regeneration of
mankind—and for the colonization of
the heavenly realms, it never will be di
vested of the idea of an unwilling bon
dage, with which a fallen world has in
Dissenting from the latter alternative
of extremists, we may safely plant our
selves upon the platform, that, marriage
is a divine institution, and that if man
kind were in a state of perfect order, all
mankind would "marry and be given in
marriage," and that no marriages would,
or could take place, except such as would
be in accordance with fixed principles of
order, and as a consequence none but
those that would result in perfect happi
ness. it is also only in proportion as
mankind are brought into a state of or
der, or in approximations to it, that the
number of happy brides and bridegrooms
will increase in this world, and the most
efficient and, salutary steps towards a
state of things so desirable, is by a life
of self denial and self-imposed obedience
to the things that are ordained for man's
moral and spiritual good. But taking
society as it now exists, let the marriage
covenant when lawfully.entered into, be
held in all its obligations inviolate and
intact, until it is severed by the death of
the one or the other, or both of the par
ties ; for no matter what civil tribunals
may do to ameliorate the condition of
those who may deem themselves unequal
ly and uncongenially "yoked," they never
can heal the wounds that may have been
inflicted upon the body politic, or upon
the body moral, by an unscriptural di
vorcement. "Grin and bear" and "make
the most of it" while this transitory life
exists—cultivate a faith in Him who
overrules all the' affairs bf men—enter
tain a just regard for the rights and feel
ings of one another—and whilst perform
ing as cheerfully as may be the acknowl
edged duties of this life, look confidently
forward to the "good time that is com
ing," in the unchanging scenes of the
spirit world, where a happy habitation
and a mate, may await those who are
faithful to the end. The infidelity of ono
of the parties to the marriage vow, is no
excuse for the other, and never can ra
tionally be offered in palliation of such
an offence against the laws of God and
man. The ills of life and the evils of so
ciety are already of sufficient magnitude
without an indiscrimicate legalization of
the seperations of those who have been
united' in marriage, and throwing, irre
sponsibly, upon the world, fatherless or
motherless offspring, that may be dis
carded and disclaimed by all with whom
they have been united by the affinities of
blood. Mankind have only .to look
within themselves, and then to take a
charitable look abroad, and there behold
the scars upon society, that have been
the effects of broken vows and dissevered
nuptial bonds, to be more than convinc
ed, that morally indeed, and truly.
"Happy is the bride that the sun shines on."
RFJOICING IN ARKANSAS : Thirty-three
guns were fired at Fort Smith, Arkansas,
on Tuesday evening, in honor of the
vote in the Convention against secession.
There was great rejoicing among the
Union men over the event.
The people of Van Buren also fired a
salute of thirty-nine guns from a cannon
which was dug up on the battle field of
Trenton, in honor of the thirty-nine mem
bers of the State . Convention who voted
against the ordinance of irnediate
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS:-Th case
an extra session of Congress is called,
special elections will have to be held in
Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina,
Kentucky, Rhode island and California.
Virginia hold her regular election in the
latter end of May, in season,' probably,
to do away with a special election.
Petoubun (reerraof Day) is the
name of an In . dian newspaper, in the
Chippewa language, just" Started at Sar
ina, by the Rev. Thomas Iluilburt.