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I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAI? PRESIDENT. Hkney Clay
J. T. ' runxa-L-, EDITORS.
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EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1868.
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ttttam KTTTKLL. Attornev at
f VV Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
! August 13, 18C3.
IT011N FENLON, Attorney at Law,
lj Ebensburg, Pa.
caT Office on nigh street. augl3
yS'KORGE M. READE, Attorney at
J Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
rrf Office in Colonnade Row. augl3
krflLLIAM U. SECHLER, Attor-
W nev at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
y Office "in Colonnade Row. uug20
G' EOUGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
Law and Claim Agent, and UnUed
!Sthtes Comnaiasioner for Cambria county, Tb
Wourg, Pa. angl3
hrOHNSTON & SCANLAN, Attorney
fj at Law, fcoensonrg, ra.
Office opposite the Court nouee.
K. L. JOUNSTOX. ailglS J. B. SCAXLAK.
QAMUEL SINGLETON, Attorney at
3 Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office on High street, west of Fos
ter's Hotel. Oue13
TAMES C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
0 Carrolltown, Cambria county, Pa.
1 jjgy- Architectural Drawings and Spccifi
Vtioni made. I"ugl3
J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
end Krf rirpnor.
tiZ OKce adjoining dwelling, on High St.,
Sbensburg, Pa. lauP 13-Cm.
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'Jt. Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Particular attention paid to collections.
Office ou High street, west of the Di
i TOSEPH S. STRAYER, Justice of
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Office on Market Btreet. corner ot Lo
cust etreet extended, and one door Bouth of
the late office ofWm. M'Kee. Jaugld
T) DEVEREAUX, M. D., Physician
X and Burgeon, feuramit, Fa.
tCY" Office cast of Mansion House, on Rail
Ivoad street. Night calls promptly attended
Vo. Lie office. augl3
1E WITT ZEIGLER
Having permanently located in Ebccs
jjbiirr, C'iT:vs his professional services to the
lc;t:7.rca of town and vicinity.
Tetth extracted, without pmn, with Atirovs
Oxld', or Laughing Gat.
peg- Rooms adjoining G. Huntley's store,
riijrli street. ugl3
The undersigned, Graduate of the Bal
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thoroughly acquaint bini-eM" with overy ira-
C'r"vTct in his art. To many years of per
sonal experience, he has sought to ada the
mparted experience of the highcat autuorities
iatmi Science. He simply asks that an
opportunity may be given tor his work to
epeuk its own praise.
SAMUEL BELFOKD, D. D. S.
Will beat Ebensburg on the fourth
Uoaday of each month, to stay one wjek.
August 13, 18C8.
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EST GoM, Silver, Government Loans and
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Uiiu a General Banking Business tranbacted.
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is a trial.
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Edw'd. Y. Towksknd.
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A GRAHAM BLAINE, Barlcr
7 . Eef.nsuueo, Pa.
ouaving, Shampooing, and Ilair-drcssing
"one ia the most artistic style.
&r Saloon directly opposite the "Moun,
CJAMUEL SINGLETON, Notary Pub-
nr lic' Kb3b'irg, Pa.
tej ace on etreet, west of Foster's Ho-
J01i 'OIl"of kinds dono at
' 1J'K A L L E G II A N I AK OFFICE,
Htrr t., Ebkssbl-rg, Pa.
A violet in the meadow stood,
Unseen, bent down in lowlihood
It wa3 a darling blossom I
Soon came a shepherd-maiden there,
With tripping step and bliihesome air,
So fair, so fair !
And Eang a carol sweet.
"Ah !" thought the violet, "for the power
To bloom a3 nature's fairest flower,
But for one moment only !
To be by that dear maiden blest,
And plucked and pillowed on her breast,
Though 'twere, though 'twere
-Ifcit one, one aoriiit Sect." "
The merry maiden nearer drew,
Nor saw the violet where it grew,
And crushed the little blossom I
It died, but it rejoiced "I lie
Crushed by her tread, by her I die ;
By her, by her
Beneath her blessed feet I"
THE CRAZY EHG1HEER.
M"y train left Dantzig in the morning,
generally about eiglit o'clock ; but once a
week we had to wait for the arrival of the
steamer from Stockholm. It was the mor
ning of the steamer's arrival that I came
down from the hotel, and found that my
engineer had been so seriously injured
that he could not run a railway carriage
had passed over him and broken one of his
legs. I went iyimediately to the engine
house to procure another engineer, but
could find none. Three or four were al
wa'8 kept in reserve there, but this mor
ning they were all miesing.
Here was a fix. I heard the puflfing of
the steamer in the Neutahwasser, and the
passengers would be on hand in fifteen
minutes. I ran to the guards and asked
them if they knew where there was an en
gineer, but they did not. I then went to
the firemen, and asked them if any of
them felt competent to run the engine to
IJromberg. No one dared to attempt it.
The distance was nearly one hundred
mikes. "What was to bo done ?
The steamer stopped at the wharf, and
those who were going on by rail came
flocking up to the station. They had eat
en breakfast on board the boat, and were
all ready for a fresh ftrt. The baggage
was cheeked and registered, the tickets
bought, the different carriages pointed out
to the various classes of passengers, and
the passengers themselves seated. The
train was in readiness in the long station
house, and the engine was steaming and
puiHng away, impatiently, iu the distant
It was past nine o'clock".
"Come, why don't we start V growled
an old Swede, who had been watching me
narrowly for the last fifteen minutes.
And upon this, there was a general
chorus of anxious inquiry, which soon set
tled to downright
juncture, some one touched me on the el
bow. I turned and saw a stranger by
my side. I expected he was going to re
monstrate with me for my backwardness.
In fact, I began to have strong temptations
to pull off my uniform, for every anxious
eye was fixed on the glaring badges which
marked me as the chief ofiicer of the train.
The 6tranger was a middle aged man,
tall and stout, with a face of great energy
and intelligence. His eye was black and
brilliant so brilliant that I could not for
the life of me gaze steadily into it and
his lips, which were very thin, seemed
more like polished marble than human
flesh. His dress was black throughout,
and not only set with exact nicety, but was
scrupulously clean and neat.
"You want an engineer, I understand,"
he said, in a low, cautious tone, at the same
time gaiing quickly about him, as though
he wanted no one to hear what he said.
"I do," I replied. "My train is ready,
and we have no engineer within twenty
miles of this pla." .
"Well, sir, I am going to Bromberg
I must go and I will run the engine for
"Ah I" I ejaculated ; "are you an en
"I am, sir one of the oldest in the coun
try, and am now on my way to make ar
rangements for a great improvement I have
invented for the application of steam to a
locomotive. My name is Martin Kroller.
If you wish, I will run as far as Bromberg,
and will show you some running."
Was I not fortunate ? I determined to
accept the man's offer at once, and so told
him. He received my answer with a nod
and a smile. I went with him to the
house, where we found the iron horse in
charge of the fireman, and all ready to
start. Kroller got upon the platform, and
I followed him. I had never seen a man
betray such peculiar aptness amid the ma
chinery as he did. He let on the steam
in an instant, yet with care and judgment,
and backed up to the baggage-carriage
with the most exact nicety. I had seen
enough to assure me that he was thorouffhly
acquainted with the business, and I felt
composed once more. I gave my engine
up to the new man, and then hastened
away to the office. Word was passed for
all the passengers to take their seats, and
soon afterwards I waved my hand to the
engineer. There was a puff a groaning
of the heavy axle trembling of the
building and the trVm wm ia motion. I
leaped upon the platform of the guard
carriage, and in a few minutes more the
station-house was far behind us.
In less than an hour we reached Dir
sham, where we took up the passengers
that had come on the Konigsberg railway.
Here I went forward and asked Kroller
how he liked the engine. He replied that
he liked it very much.
"But," he added, with a strange spark
ling of the eye, "wait until I get my im
provement, and then you will see traveling.
Kv the soul of the virgin mother, I could
run an engine oi my construcuou w bvuucui voure uvci jjwuuiiu "tiu -mnnn
in fnur and twentv hours " -Tfd, and we saw that the madman had
I smiled at what I thought his faiut
VncTnvm " fTi3 hfn Wnff hack 'to tnv sta-a.
As soon as the Konigsberg passen
all on board and their
attached, we started on again.
As soon as all matters had been attended
to connected with the new accession of
passengers, I went into the guard-carriage
and eat down. An early train from Ko
nigsberg had been through two hours be
fore reaching Bromberg, and that was at
little Oscue, where we took on board the
"How we go !" uttered one of the
guards, some fifteen minutes after we had
"The new engineer is trying the speed,"
I replied, not yet having any fear.
But ere long I began to fear that he
was running a little too fast. ' The car
riages swayed to and fro, and I could hear
exclamations of fear from the passengers.
"Good heavens I" cried one of the guards,
that moment, "what is that
fellow doing ?
Look, sir, and see how we
I looked at the window, and found that
we were dashing along at a speed never
before traveled on that road. Posts,
fences, rocks and trees flew by in one un
distinguished mass, and the carriages now
swayed fearfully. I started to my feet,
and met a passenger on the platform. He
was one of the chief owners of our road,
and was just on his way to Berlin. He
wa3 pale aiid excited.
"Sir," he gasped, "is Martin Kroller on
the engine ?"
"Yes," I told him.
"Holy virgin ! didn't you know him V
"Know ?" I repeated, somewhat puz
zled. "What do you mean ? He told me
his name was Kroller, and that he w.k n
N e had no one to run on the
You took him ?" interrupted the man.
"Good heavens, sir, he is as crazy as a man
can be. He turned his brain over a
new plan for applying steam power. I
saw him at the station, but did not recog
nize him, as I was in a hurry. Just now
one of your passengers told me that 'our
engineers were all-gone this morning, and
that you found one that was a stranger to
you. Then I knew that the man whom I
had seen was Martin Kroller. He had
escaped from the hospital at Settin. You
must get him off somehow."
The whole fearful truth was now open
to me. The speed of the train was in
creasing every moment, and I knew that a
few more miles per hour would launch us
all into destruction. I called to the guard,
and then made my way forward as quick
as possible. I reached the after platform
of the after tender, and there stood Krol
ler upon the engine board, his hat and
coat off, his long black hair floating wildly
in the wind, his shirt unbuttoned at the
throat, his eIccvcs rolled up, with a pistol
in his teeth, and thus glaring upon the
fuel. The furnace was stuffed till the latch
of the door was red hot, and the engine
quivering and swaying as though it would
shiver in pieee3.
"Kroller ! Kroller I" I cried, at the top
of my voice.
The crazy engineer started and caught
the pistol in his hand. Oh, how those
great black eyes glared, and how ghastly
and frightful the face looked.
"Ha ! ha ! ha !" he yelled, demoniacally,
glaring upon me like a roused lion.
"They swore that I could not make it.
But see ! 6ee ! See my new power.vJb
my new power, bee my new cnrme.
made it, and they are jealoua of me. I
made it, and rben it was done they stole
it from me. But I have found it. For
years I have been wandering in search of
my great engine, and they swore it was
not made. But I have found it. I knew
it this morning when I saw it at Dantzig,
and I was determined to have it. And
I've got it. Ho ! ho ! ho ! we're on the
wav to the moon, I say. By the
mother, we 11 be in the moon in four and
twenty hours. Down, down, villain. If
you move I'll shoot you I"
This was spoken to the poor fireman,
who at that moment attempted to rise, and
the frightened man sank back again.
'Here's Little Oscue right at hand,"
cried one of the guard.
But even as he spoke the. buildings were
at hand. A sickening sensation settled
upon my heart, for I supposed that we
were gone now. The houses flew by like
lightning. I knew if the officers here had
turned the switch as usual, we should be
hurled into eternity in one fearful crash.
I closed my eyes, but still we thundered
on. The officers had seen our speed, and
knowing that we could not fetch up in
they had changed the
switch, so that we went on.
But there was sure death ahead if we
did not stop, t'rur ntt-een mile aheaa
vss the town of Schwartz, on the Vistula,
and at the rate we were going we should
be there in a few minutes, for each minute
carried us over a mile. The shrieks of
the passengers now rose above the crash
of the rails, and more terrific than all else
lose the demoniac yells of the mad en
gineer. j i'Merciful heavens I" gasped the guards
nan, "there's not. a moment to lose.
Schwartz is close by. Rut hold," he ad
tjed, "let's shoot him."
i -'At that moment a tall, stout German
ft-V.eavy pistol aimed at us. He grasped
iicdVy1 stick of wood, and with steadiness
iied'vv bticK ot wood, and with steadiness
of ;erve which I could not have command
ed, lie hurled it with such force and pre
cision, that he knocked the pistol . from
the maniac s hand. I saw the movement,
and on the instant that the pistol fell I
sprang forward, and the German followed
me. I grasped the man by the arm, but
I should have been nothing in his mad
power, had I been alone. He would have
hurled me from the platform, had not the
student at that moment struck him upon
the head with a stick of wood, which he
caught as he came over the tender.
Kroller settled down like a dead man,
and the next minute I shut off the steam
and opened the valve. As the freed steam
shrieked and howled in its escape, the
speed began to decrease, and in a few
minutes more the danger was passed. As
I settled back, entirely overcome at the
wild emotions that had raged within me,
we began to turn the river, and before I
was fairly recovered, the fireman had stop
ped the train in the station-house at
Martin Kroller, still insensible, was tak
en from the platform, and as we carried
him to the guard-house, one of the guard
recognized him, and told us that he had
been there about two weeks before.
"He came," said the guard, "and swore
that an engine which stood near here was
his. He said that it was one that he had
made to go to the moon in, and that it had
been stolen from him. We sent for more
help to arrest him, and he fled."
"Well," I replied, with a shudder, "I
wish he had approached me in the same
way ; but he. was more cautious at Dant
rig." 'At.. Schwartz we found an engineer to
run the engine to Bromberg; and having
ttvkcn out the Western mail for the next
Northern train to take along, we saw that
Kroller would be properly attended to, and
then started on.
The rest of the trip was run in safety,
though I could see that the passengers
were not wholly at ease, and could not be
until they were entirely clear of the rail
way. A heavy purse was made up by
them for the German student, and he ac
cepted it with much gratitude, and I was
glad of it : for the current of gratitude to
him may have prevented a far different
current which might have poured upon my
head, for having engaged a madman to rua
a railroad train.
But this is not the end. Martin Krol
ler remained insensible from the effects of
that blow upon the head nearly two weeks,
and when he recovered from that, he was
sound again--his insanity was all gene.
I saw him about three weeks afterwards,
but he had no recollection of me. He re
membered nothing of the past year, not
even his mad freak on my engine.
But I remembered it, and I remember
it still : and the Deople need never fear
that 1 shall be imposed upon again by a
SuMMEaniLL, Aug. 27, 1868.
To the Editors of The Alleghanian :
Our usually quiet village was enlivened
on the evening of August 26th by a school
exhibition and concert, which commenced
about S o'clock and continued two hop1"3
and a half. The school term began ISh
Sft T'rAna terminated upon saiu eveu-
n i . i : J
-1 v. '
tainlv won golden opinions from the people
of the neighborhood, and the gratitude of
the rising generation, by her faithful and
successful exertions amongst them for the
improvement of the young.
The house was crowded to its utmost
capacity by a very attentive audience, who
in turn were well repaid for their coming
by the performances of the children. The
exercises consisted of singing, dialogues,
tableaux, and recitations. The variety
was happy and appropriate. Our atten
tion was particularly arrested by the ren
dition of the popular song called "Johnny
Schmoker," quartette by boys, and a song
entitled "When 1 was a 31aiden, execu
ted bv a number of little girls. These
performances elicited vociferous applause
The whole concluded with appropriate re
marks by Mr. George. All dispersed well
pleased with the evening s entertainment,
which we predict will not soon be tor
J5& A footman, proud of his grammar,
ushered into the drawing room a 21t,
Foote and his two daughters, with this in
troduction : "Mr. Foote and the two
J The board for a pet dog is five dol-
j Iars per week at the fashionable watering
Learn a Trade.
James Parton, in a late number of
Packard's Monthly, says :
Few persons have looked into the lives
of so many remarkable men as I have, yet
I cannot call to mind one of the acknowl
edged kings of business who did not in
early life serve a long, rigorous appren
ticeship to some occupation akin to that
which he afterward exercised, and in which
his great success was made.
Vanderbilt, for example, was a boatman,
sloop captain, and steamboat captain for
nineteen years before he set up for him
self in the business of building and running
steamboats, in which he gained more mon
ey than was ever before gained in a single
lifetime, except by plunder. There is not
to-day in the whole world a man who
knows as much about steamboats and
steamships as this same Cornelius Van
derbilt. Astor is another illustration. He
learned the fur business from the very ru
diments. He used to beat furs from mor
ning till night in his master's back shop,
and after doing this a while, he used to
take a basket of trinkets and nicknacks
and go round among the sloops and mar
kets, driving hard bargains with boatmen,
Indians, and marketmen for such skins as
they had brought to town. By and by he
shouldered his pack and tramped the
country for peltries, and extending his
tramps, at length he became familiar with
every place, every tribe, and every person
connected with the fur trade in North
:Vmerica. Then he went to Europe, and
learned all about the market for furs and
their prices in every part of the world.
lew men have ever understood a thing so
well as Mr. Astor understood the business
of collecting, curing, and selling furs. He
knew it, not as a clerk might have known
it ; he knew it as a man knows the trade
to which he has served a long apprentice
ship under a watchful and exacting master.
Another case in point was the hrst
Rothschild, who, from his twelfth to his
twenty-seventh year, laboriously acquired a
knowledge of money, first as errand-boy
and money-counter to his father, and af
terward as a banker's clerk.
Girard, too, was a thorough sailor before
he ever owned a ship, and was personally
familiar with most of the commercial ports
he ever consigned a cargo to
one of them.
John Gorham, of Providence, the head
of the largest manufactory of silverware in
the world, did not go into his father's
counting-room as a clerk, but into his
father's shop as an apprentice ; and he
learned how to do with his own hands
whatever he has since had to direct others
There is a notable establishment on
Broadway, New York, where many go, oc
casionally, for the rehabilitation of the
outer man. It was in the grand upper
room of this palace-like store, while I was
being measured for a coat, that I conceived
the idea of writing this sketch. In well
conducted establishments of every kind,
you will notice the same faces j-ear after
year ; for able men naturally gather able
men around them, and employers and cm
ployed, by reciprocal justice and courtesy,
become attached to one another, and have
neither motive nor desire to sever the
connection. And yet, on that occasion,
seeing around me the same skillful and
obliging persons that I had seen there ten
years before, I could not but reflect how
little chance they had to advance from
clerkship to mastership.
Suppose, thought I, a lad of sixteen or
seventeen should propose to himself, as an
object in life, to become the proprietor of
an establishment like this what would be
the shortest and likeliest path for him to
strike into ?
I feel certain that the best thing he
could do would be to apprentice himself to
a good tailor, and learn all there is to be
known about the making of clothes. Hav
ing acquired that knowledge not with
his head only, but with his ringers as well
nothing would be easier than to set up
a small shop. Now, what is the difference
between a small tailor shop, well placed
and well conducted, and the overshadow
ing clothing houses of Brooks or Devlin ?
Why, nothing but thirty years' growth.
The knowledge which a clerk acquires
is part of the indispensable equipment of
a man of business ; but it is far from be
ing so vital to a grand success as that
which comes of a true apprenticeship.
Gibbon says that going out with the mili
tia on training days was of material assis
tance to him in writing the history of the
great Roman war. Just giving the word
of command to a few companies of country
militia let him into the secret of complica
ted battles and great campaigns.
Learn a trade, then, lads, you who as
pire to do something creditable and sub
stantial during your life. Would you be
an architect, and build the new capitol
west of the Mississippi ? Well, then, go
apprentice 3-ourself to the best carpenter
or mason within your reach. Do you wish
to be a sculptor, and yet cannot pay a
master's fee ? Instead of pining in your
mother's chimney corner, go to the near
est stone-cutter and cut tombstones.
The educating effect of learning a good
trade has never been sufficiently consid
ered. Why have we now-a-days. m many sim
pering, silly girls about, who know nothing,
can do nothing, and are nothing ? They
have been at school long enough to get a
little knowledge, and they do not appear
to bo wanting in natural capacity; and
yet, so empty are they of sense and reflec
tion, that, often when I look into their ex
pressionless countenances I find it difficult
to believe in the immortality of their souls.
It seems more reasonable to think that
such abortive efforts of Nature would be
quietly absorbed or dissipated, like the
leaves which flutter to the ground, and are
no more seen.
What is the matter with these poor
creatures ? The matter is, they have nev
er boiled potatoes, ironed clothes, made
puddings, cleaned paint, made beds, nor
in any other way seriously applied their
minds and hands to the exact and skillful
performance of homely tasks. They have
missed the precious education which comes
of carefully done work. If any good soul
would take half a dozen of these unfortun
ate things, and give them a good three
years' drill in the work of a well-ordered
house, the educating effect would astonish
every one who knew them. You cannot
boil an egg precisely right without getting
a little education out of it.
Compare the mechanics in the Novelty
Works with the clerks in Stewart's store.
The clerks are excellent fellows : they look
well, dress well, understand their business,
and are in every respect worthy members
of society ; but our best mechanics have a
certain force of manhood, a weight of char
acter, and a depth of reflection rarely seen
in those who only buy and sell.
I should be sorry to say anything to dis
parage our institutions of learning. Nev
theless, I feel confident that an intelligent
youth, who remains at school until he is
sixteen or seventeen, and then apprentices
himself to a good trade, can get a better
education out of his shop (with an hour's
study of principles in the evening) than it
is possible to get in any college in exist
ence; that 13 to say, a better education for
this new and forming country, where, for
fifty years at least to come, no man can
hope to play a leading part, except in wield
ing material forces.
I say, then, lads of sixteen, if you would
lay a foundation for a sure prosperity, be
gin by learning a trade. If you would
escape the perdition of being a fool, lcaru
a trade ; if you would do a man's part for
your country, begin the work of prepara
tion by learning a trade.
A Cheerful Word from Ohio.
ClIESTEItVILLE, O., Sept. 1, 1868.
To the Editors of The Alleghanum :
The political campaign ha3 been fairly
inaugurated in the Buckeye State. The
Democrats, emboldened by a few local
successes, are endeavoring by every means
in their power to thwart the will of the
loyal people of the nation. When I say
by every means, I affirm that they make
use of some not very honorable or credita
ble to any party organization. They have
set forth their declaration of principles,
confident that all the factious and discor
dant elements existing in that party can
be brought together upon that platform.
In all probability, the most salient feature
of that platform is the flexibility of ita
meaning, which can be so construed as to
convey any possible idea. Such an enun
ciation of principles was almost indispen
sable, in order to reconcile the diversity of
ization existing in the Democratic ranks.
A clear, outspoken, and distinctly worded
platform could never have united the
discordant factions of that party.
The Democratic party seeks possession
of this government, not to subserve patri
otic purposes, but to undo the work of the
past seven years a work which cost tu
millions of money and thousands of our
bravest and best lives. That party gave
birth to the baneful heresy of secession ;
that party plunged the nation into a gi
gantic struggle to maintain ita existence.
It was Southern Democrats exclusively
that waged that war ; it was Northern
Democrats, and they alone, that sympa
thized with their "Southern brethren" in
their stupendous iniquity. It was North
ern Democrats to a man who did all they
dared to enoourage and forward the strug
gle against the life of the nation. That
party, the false Democracy that nearly
succeeded in its fell attempt to destroy the
Union and our liberties, now stalks forth
with brazen effrontery and demands pos
session of that government they sought to
subvert. Can we, in view of these facta,
and having the best interests of our coun
try at heart, ally ourselves with a party
advocating such nefarious doctrines?
Never will I oountenanoe that party while
it contains such Union-hating element
and remains the exponent of such princi
JtrS Bayard Taylor, who is now sojour
ning at Gotha, the place of residence of
his wife's parents, will return to this count
ry in a few weeks, to be present at the
golden wedding of his parents at Kennetfc
Square, Chester county, Pa., on the 8th of
Love, the tooth-ache, a cough and
tight boots are things which cannot long
bo kept secret,
2& Why its an onion like a piano ?
Because it's mell odious.
j" Gen. McClellan is coming home.
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