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F.i Mhi:rr', Juno 14, 18i5.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
mill". rAIlM and COAL LAND formerly
I o.vi.cl ly .1 :,.n Gil Ian, Sr., situate in
owr.d.ip, Cambria county, about
: t::ile X-rth west of Ebe
linds,.f the late J..hn Gilhm.Jr.-
IMvi l I; .Hhin.l. David Davis, dr.. an.1
u: 1 iVter Wagner, containg
( tn'iinl ami Tun, fy-t tree Aari,
' v..-v ah .nts, having thereon erect 1 a
'' "d STONI-: DWELLING IIoL'SE and
t J,:n-c liuiili. i:arn.
T... h.nd c.tains an abundance of coal
' f a - r quality a drift 4 feet thick
1 n,- hceii opened which is n w Loin"
''I jiy to the undersiencd, the present
' v.n-ra, r-Vi.'.h.g in the borough f Ebens-t!;rJ-
1L L. dOHNSTUX,
N v. M, ir.s. tf.
-1 street, Ictircen Franklin aift Clinton,
V. , :, JOHNSTOWN, J' A.
HAS c n-ta- tly on hand a large and well
it -el-cteit stock of seasonable
MY Ml m ER6CERIES-
li s stock couists of almost every article
n.-ually kept in a retail store, all of which
have been selected with care and are ctfered
at prices which cannot fail to prove satisfac
urv. Call and examine for yourselves.
Xov. 1(3, 18ti5.Cm. II. WALTERS.
F ITU E undersigned CJradtiateof theBalti--1
more Cdlege of Dental Surgery, re.-pect
1 t-Jy u'ers his professional services to the
Clt ;z' ns of Ebensburg. lie has spared no
t -Ca'is ti.oroughly to acquaint himself with
-'"ery im provement in his art. To many
vtars of personal experience he has thought
im iv mipartwl experience ot the high-
-nor.t.es in Dental Science. He snn
s that an opportuity may be given
v.. rk to sneak its own rrafse.
SAMUEL BELFORD, 1). D. S.
'l;;Vc in Colonade Row.
IJ'-i. C. A. Harris ; T. E. Bond, jr. ; W. R.
lyiO'ly; A. A. Blandy, P. H.Austen, of the
Will Le at Ehcnsburg on the fourth
e n lay of each month, to stay one week.
OF A L L K I N I) S
i:;p. AT THIS OFFICE,
AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE
NI ON REASONABLE PRICES.
T7E RLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT, LIKE THE
ECEXSBUKG & CRESSON RAILROAD.
On and after Monday, Xov'r. 20, 1805,
trains on this ruad will run as; follows :
At 5.35 A. M., connecting with the Day
Express East and l'itts. and Erie West.
At C.20 V. M., connecting with Altoona
Aceom. West anel ilail East.
At 7.50 A. M.. or on departure of Pitts &
Erie Mail We.t.
At 3.25 P. M., or on departure of Mail Train
EXOCII LEWIS, Gon.Scpt.
ROr.T. riTCAIEX, Supt. Pitts. Div.
FEXYXSYLAXIA central r. r.
Trains iiepart froia Cresson Station as
West Ra'.t Express leaves at 9.13 a m
" I'hilailelphia Express at 9-55 a m
" Fast Line leaves at 10.33 p rn
Mail Train leaves at 9.03 p m
Pitt-burgh & Erie Mail at 7.48 a m
Alt ona Accommodation at 4.32 p m
Ea.t l'liiladclphia Express at 8.31 p in
Fast Line leaves at 2 21am
Day Express leaves at C.43 a m
Cincinnati Exiress at 1.11 p m
" Mail Train leaves at 5.21 p m
" Altoona Aecommod.ation 12.30 a ni
On and after J'oniuy, Nov 20tii, 18G5,
Trains will leave Union Passenger Depot,
coiner of Washington and Liberty strreets,
rittburjh. Pa., as follows :
DAY EXPRESS Leaves Tiftsburgh at
2:20 a. ni., stopping at the principal sta
tions. Arrixe at Altoona" at 7:25 a. in.,
Tyrone 8:28 a. m., P.ellcfontc 10:32 a. m..
Lock Haven 12:19 p. m..J Ilarrisburgp
1:00 p. m.. Baltimore 5:20 p. in., New
York, via AUentown 10:35 p. ni., Philadel
phiaj 5:45 p.m.. and X'ew York, via Phil
adelphia at 10:27 p. m.
CINCINNATI EXPRESS Leaves Pitts
burgh at 8:50 a. m., stopping at nearly all
Stations. Altoona;! at 1:50 p. rn., llarris
bur 8:15 p. m., arriving at Philadelphia at
1:30 a. m.
MAIL TRAIN Leaves Pittsburgh at
11:40 a. m., stopping at neatly all Stations.
Altoo;iaJ 0:05 p. m., arriving at IlartTshurg
at 12:25 a. m., and Philadelphia at 7:10
PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS Leaves
Pittsburgh at 3:55 p. rn., stopping only at
principal Stations. Arrives at LatrobeJ
5 JO p. m., Altoona 3:10 p. in., llarrishurg
2:35 a. rn.. Baltimore 7:00 a. rn., New
York, via Allentiwn 10:00 a. m., Philadel
phia 7:10 a. in., and New York, via Phila
delphia at 12:05 p. rn. Sleeping Cars run.
through on this train from Pittsburgh to
Baltimore and Philadelphia, and to New
York, via AUentown.
FAST LINE. Leaves Pittsburgh at 10:
00 p. ni., stopping only at principal Sta
tions. Arrives at AHxina at 3.00 a. m..
llarrishurg0 8:15 a. in., Baltimore!" 12:30
p. in.. New Y.-rkt, via AUentown 3:40 p.
m.. Philadelphia! 1:10 p. in., and X'ew
York, via Philadelphia at 5.42 p. m.
llreuhjast . i Dinner. tSupjtcr.
'. i' otier Iruins Smith". ercrjifvl.
J O II N STO W N A CCOMMO DA TIOX,
daily, except Sunday, at 4:15 p m, ste'iq.ing
at regular stations between Pittsburgh and
Concmaugh, and c.nneeting at Bhursvil'.e
Intersection with trains of Indiana Branch
and West Pennsylvania Railroad.
ALTOONA ACCOMMODATION, daily,
except Sunday, at 7:10 a rn. stopping at all
regular stations between Pittsburgh and
AlteKT.a and making close connection with
trains on Indiana Branch, Wert Pennsylva
nia Railroad, Ebensburg aud Cressou R R,
and Hollidaj'sburg Branch.
TO CONSUMPTI YES.
The adveitiscr, having leeii restored to
health in a f:v weeks by a very simple
remedy, after having suffered f.r several
years with a severe lung affection, and that
dread disease, Consumption is anxious to
make known to his fellow-tufferers the
means of cure.
To all who desire it, he will s-end a copy
of the prescription used (free of charge)
with the directions f r preparing and UMtig
the same, w hich they will find a scrk i rk
for Co.Nsi Mi-TiON, A.vriniA, Bronchitis,
CoLGiis, Coi.ns, and all Throat and Lung
Affections. The only object of the adverti
ser in sending the Prescription is to benefit
the afflicted, and spread information which
ho conceives to be invaluable, and he hopes
every sufferer will try his remedy, as it will
cost them nothing, and may prove a bless
ing. Parties wishing the prescription, fhke,
by return mail, will please address
Rev. EDWARD A. WILSON,
Williamsburg, Kings Co., New York
Feb. 1, ISoC.ly.
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A Gentleman who suffered for years from
Nervous Debility, Premature Decay, and all
the affects of youthful indiscretion, will, for
the sake of suffering humanity, send free to
all who need it, the receipt and directions
for making the simple remedy by which he
was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by
the advertiser's experience, can do so by
JOHN B. OGDEN
No. 13 Chambers St., X'ew York.
Feb. lsf, lSCJ. ly.
We must suppose that inch value red
noses, judging from the expense they are
to get them.
One of our exchanges gives an account
of a child being born with three tongues.
Our devil wants to know if it's a girl.
DEWS OF HEAVEN, SHOULD BE
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1866.
EVERYUODY S COLUilX.
"Drunkenness i3 folly," wrote a
temperance advocate. The compositor
made it to read "drunkenness is jolly."
Doth were right.
Sometimes society gets tired of a
man and hangs him. Sometimes a man
gets tired of society and hangs himself.
Had rule that don't work both ways.
C3 Josh Di!lings says he always advi
ses short sermons, especially on a hot
Sunday. If a minister can't strike oil in
boring forty minutes, he has either got a
poor gimblct, or else he is boring in the
As Irishman recently stopped at a ho
tel in l)es Moines, Iowa, w here pretty
high bills were charged. In the morning
the landlord made out the amount of dam
ages and presented it to l'at. After he
had glanced over it the latter looked the
landlord in the face and exclaimed:
"Ye put me in mind of a snipe."
"Why?" asked the landlord.
"Because ye re very nigh all bill."
Katiiek Pointed. Mr. Reese, the
well known street preacher, was accosted
by a would be wag the other day, w ith
the following question :
"Do you believe what the Bible says
about the prodigal son and the fatted
"Certainly I do."
"Well, sir, can you tell me whether
the calf that was killed was a male or a
"Yes, it was a female."
"How do 3'ou know that ?"
. "Why, because," said Reese, looking
the chap in the face, "I see the male is
QrrrE Coxcm sive. A story is told of
a clergyman who lived in Ixnvell, who
was once charged with having violently
dragged his wife from a revival meeting,
and compelled her to go home with him.
The clergyman let the story run ahead till
he had a fair opportunity to give it a
broadside. I Tpon being charged with
the offence, lie replied as follows :
"In the first place, I never attempted to
influence my wife in her views, nor her
choice of meeting. Secondly, my wife
has not attended any of the revival meet
ings. In the third place, I have not atten
ded any whatever. To conclude, neither
my wife nor myself have any inclination
to go to those meetings. Finally I never
had a wife."
Tutixg to Head Him Off. As soon
as it was known that President Johnson
had vetoed the Kreedmen's Rureau Dill,
lien Wade introduced into the Senate a
proposed amendment to the Constitution"
to prevent any man from being re-elected
to the Presidency. That blow is aimed
right at Andrew Johnson. The radicals
fearing the spontaneous voice of the people
would call him to preside for a second and
full term over the affairs of the nation
which he is doing so much to save, are
taking this method to head him off. We
calculate the people will have something to
say in regard to the adoption of any such
amendment. The radicals will find that
the days when they could safely ignore
the will of the people are numbered.
A Dwf.am. A few nights since a friend
of ours, w hile wrapped in the slumbers of
midnight, "dreamed a dream," and ima
gined he was on a pleasure excursion to
the infernal regions. His sight was regal
ed with many scenes novel and Ktrange
and undreamed of in the philosophy of
man. While in the reception room of his
Majesty, the present little imp w ho acts as
usher announced "Thud Stevens ! "
Satan trembled in his sulphurious boots,
and quickly uprising aaked :
"What, that noisy fellow from Pennsyl
vania ? " J
"Yea ! " responded the usher.
"Send him back ! send him back ! "
cried Satan, "there is no place for him."
"Iiut," responded the little devil, w ho
seemed to enjoy an event which promised
to knock the sand from under his Imperial
chief, "you must receive him, he can't o
Satan walked the floor with rapid strides
for a few moments, when suddenly he
stopped and said. "1 have it !" he may
have a few bushels of brimstone and a box
of matches, and go oir and start a little
Hell of his own. Xatcitc Courier.
The story is told of a clerk of an Eng
lish church who, finding it very difficult
to pronounce the names of Shadrach,
Mcschach and Abcdnego, which occur
three times in the third chapter of Daniel,
read them only once, and in the subse
quent verses referred to them as "the
Shocking Immokkamtv. IIow often
do we hear of people lyiny at the point of
DISTRIBUTED ALIKE, UPON THE
SENATOR WM. A. WALLACE,
OF CI.EA KFIEI.D COI NTY.
On LaniUni's resolutions approviny the action
of those members of Congress from Penn
sylvania, trho voted in facor oflhe District
rf Columbia Ngro Suffrage Hill, and
instructing the Pennsylvania U. S. Sena
tors to support the same in the U. S. Sen
ate. Mr. WALLACE said : Mr. Speaker,
I approach this subject seriously, feeling
deeply the responsibilities that rest upon
me as a Senator upon this floor, and that
seriousness of feeling is impressed upon
me by the earnestness with which this
measure is urged by Senators. I desire
to meet the responsibility which we are
asked to meet, calmly, dispassionately and
fearlessly, as did the Senator, (Mr. Low
ry,) w ho prccceded me.
seek nil7. i:h;ht axi follow it.
The Senator from Bradford, (Mr. Lan
don,) takes the position that we should
seek the right, and fearlessly follow it. I
desire to do so. I desire to use the feeble
intellect that God Almighty has given mn,
in discerning the right ; and, when I dis
cern it, obeying the instincts of my nature
and of my blood obeying not these alone
but the experience that all history points
out to me obeying the teaching of the
past, I desire to follow the path fearlessly
and faithfully. I do not desire, sir, to Set
up my feeble judgment, my finite ideas,
as the will of Dim who sits above and
rules the heavens and the, earth. Ear be
it from me, an erring human creature,
thus to elevate myself. Iiut, sir, by the
teachings of the past, by the experience of
the present, by those things that are im
planted deep in the hearts and minds of
my race, I desire to test this question and
to determine my line of duty. Sir, I seek
no new path ; but as a practical, earnest,
honest citizen of this republic, 1 desire to
be guided by all the lights that history
throws around me. I desire to be guided
by all the characteristics and circumstan
ces that unite to make up our present glo
THE IT.Or-LE THE AKHITELS
This question of suffrage is one of the
most important that has ever been ap
proached or ever can be approached by
the people of this country. It is peculi
arly a question to be decided by the peo
ple themselves, and not by their represen
tatives, and I desire to impress it upon
Senators, that whenever and wherever in
all the Slates of this country it has been
attempted to decide the question of the
right of suffrage, it has invariably Leon
referred by the Representative authorities
to the source of all power, the people.
You seek anew path, are about to initiate
the right of exercising this great privilege
without the action of the people, and
against their known will.
is it a i:ic.iit 1
Now, sir, is the right of sufi'rage a
laoirr in its more -extensive and natural
sense? I a'dlrm that it is not. It has
ever been treated, on the contrary, as a
conventional right. Why, sir, the En
glishman or the Frenchman, possessed of
all the education, the refinement and the
culture that he may have acquired in the
highest schools of his native country, when
he comes to this continent, does not here
at once obtain at our hands the right to
this priceless boon, this testimonial of sov
ereignty ; but he is compelled to endure a
period of probation before he is clothed
with that right. Sir, Massachusetts,
from w hich 3 0U get your ideas, to whose
statute books you look for examples she
who is now governing this country through
the men whom you follow she, too, re
quires fitness. Her constitution places
upon its pages the requirement of a capac
ity to read ami write, before this privilege
is granted. New York, too, requires a
qualification in the shape of property.
Now, these instances, it would appear to
me, are sufficient to satisfy any reasonable
mind that this is not a natural right, as
understood in this country, but that it is
a conventional right. The men whose
(cachings and leadings my friend from
Erie, (Mr. Ijowry,) and the Senator from
Bradford, (Mr. Landon,) are following
the EngMi Abolitionists w ho freed the
negroes of Jamaica, then and there placed
a qualification upon the right of suffrage
they required that before the freed man
should have the right to vote he should be
possessed in his ow n right, of five acres of
land. So that the teachings net only of
Massachusetts and New York, but of the
men w ho originated this idea that has cul
minated and brought upon us untold mis
ery, have admitted the fact that this is a
conventional and not a natural right.
This conventional right is then to be
given or withheld according to its propri
ety or the will of a majority or ruling
power of the State. 1 shall not discuss
HIGH AND THE LOW, THE RICH AND
the latter consideration, as that is one fit
ted for another forum, and will be ap
proached in the not far distant fu
ture, but I shall confine my remarks to
the pnpricty of granting or withholding
this right of suffrage to or from the people
to whom Congress proposes to give it.
The Senator from Bradford, (Mr. Lan
don,) has furnished me with a very appro
priate text, a text that I shall not fail to
use, and in dilating upon it, or in my dis
cussion of the subject before us, whilst I
shall speak emphatically, whilst my ut
terances shall be my convictions, 1 trust I
shall be offensive to none.
ELEVATION AND rnOGKFS.S OF HI MANITY.
The Senator from Bradford ailirms that
God's law is the elevation of humanity.
Granted. He asserts that the law of
progress is the law of the world. Admit
ted. Do 1 understand his first proposi
tien to be that he who is elevated is to re
main stationary whilst he who is below is
to be elevated to the higher standard. I
will not do him so great injustice. His
first proposition is and of right ought to be
consistent with the second, and if it be,
we agree in practice aa well as in senti
ment. The elevation of humanity as well
as the law of progress requires that each
should move onward and upward from
the standpoint he ljefore occupied, so that
he who before was civilized may now be
come enlightened, whilst he who before
was barbarous may now become civilized.
Let us now take the bearings of these
propositions upon the practical question
our: rijoi ;i:f.ss.
Has not the elevation of humanity upon
this continent, in the past seventy j"ears,
been such as was never before witnessed
upon the earth? Has not jour progress
been unexampled in the history of the
world ? None will gainsay these propo
sitions. The story of your nation is the
romance of progress ; the history of your
Republic, the holiday of man's elevation.
Look, if you please, at its triumphs.
See, if you will, its material progress.
See forest felled ; the soil tilled. See
your broad acres, stretching from the At
lantic to the Pacific. See the lightning
of heaven made to do your bidding. See
every river and lake, and mountain, and
shore coursed by the chained elements
that have been brought fiom the earth,
from the air, from the water, to obey the
will of man, that have been harnessed by
man and are upturning the soil, ploughing
the water, travelling over the mountain,
saving labor, easing the curse c f God that
"man t-hall eat his bread in the sweat of
his brow" all these you have before you
in your material progress. You have in
creased from three millions to thirty-live
millions of people. Sir, the arts and sci
ences flourish here as they do in no other
land in all the world. Hen-, you see pop
ulation and expanse of land and, not least
of all, power magnificent power, as dis
played in the last four years the grasp of
mind, the vigor of intellect that could
bring into being armies such as we have
put into the field, that could provide for
sustaining and feeding armies such as
have thundered across our country and at
whose numbers and prowess the world
Sirs, go with me t the Capitol at
Washington. There, from foundation to
turret-stone, from the ground to the statue
that crowns the dome, you see in every
stone and every coiner, upon every door
way the recorded evidences of somebody's
triumph, of somebody's capacity for pro
gress, of somebody's magnificent future.
The Senator from Beiks quotes Judge
llopkinson anel Hail Columbia. lie
might have added that the Star Spangled
Banner and Hail Columbia sing of the
victories of the white man ; they tell us
in eloquent song of the triumphs of our
race, ami will eve r be their grand memen
to ; but Dixie, with its purling cadences
and melting strains, floats to the ear the
impress of its paternity, and will descend
in all time as the Ethiopian strain that
marshaled the hosts of an unsuccessful re
bellion. Sirs, remember remember that
these things, "trilles light as air," evince
what we are and what we are to be.
Conceded that the law of the world is
the law of progress ; conceded that God's
law is the elevation of humanity-, our
progress is already' unexampled, our grade
of humanity largely elevated.
Sirs, these are the triumphs not of the
men with the elongated heel, flat nose and
kinky hair, but these are the triumphs of
the men with acquiline nose, straight hair
and white cuticle. These are the tri
umphs of the race to which you and I be
long ; and you are less than a man if y ou
do not glory in them and stp at the brink
of the precipice over which they are about
to be sacrificed in an unknown future.
Arc these evidences of triumph, are
these cvideue.es of capacity for progress,
VOL. 13 NO. 3.
are these rccorilcd indications of what is
yet to come, evidences of our triumphs or
evidences of the triumphs of another race ?
Sirs, these are evidences of our triumph's.
Shall we surrender these, the insigna of
our race ? Shall we surrender these, the
trophies we have won in a war with mat
ter I Shall we basely bow our neck and
submissively yield these trophies to a
weaker race ? Shall these bs the badges
of our weakness, the trophies of a mixed
and mongrel race ? Sirs, shall we surren
der the ballot, the emblem of sovereignty,
that which makes us men ? Shall this be
yielded to the hand of another race ?
These are the questions that confront us.
SH ALL WE I'.E I'ETl l".UEI ?
I have briefly portrayed to you the evi
dences of your capacity for progress.
Nations differ as do men ; nations are as
diverse in intellect and in capacity for pro
gress as are individuals in the different
qualities which they possess. Sir, in one
race you have capacity for progress ; in
another race you have 110 such capacity,
lie have demonstrated our capacity for
progress. Have the black race demon
strated theirs ? Sirs, what is their histo
ry .' Have they capacity lor progress?
They are inert; stoil and lifeless, and the
proposition that you set up by these reso
lutions, when carried toils legitimate con
clusion, is simply the chaining f a
MAN WHO IS I I I I. OF VITALITY ANI WHO
HAS lr.MONSIi:ATEI HH CAPACITY KOI:
Piax.KF.sS To THE t KPSIM JKK IK I Y OF
THAT MVS WHO HAS NO ' APA ITY Id!!
fkoguess. I shall undertake to prove
this as I progress.
THE NEOlto 11 A. No I A PA. ITY Foil 1'ROORFsS.
There are races that have no history,
and known and recognized for thousands
of years, the negro is still without a pro
gressive bistorv. Mingling for centuries
with the Egyptian, the Carthagenian and
the Roman, they still remain the same,
and on no page of written history, either
j sacred or profane, is it shown that they
; possessed ability in intellect or gained any
j of the material advantages that belong to
! a progressive race. Singular as is this
j omission of their favorable mention in his
I tory, it may yet have boon accidental, bur
if in all time past lhe-y have demonstrated
capacity for progress, -" evidence should
exist of the fact: tradition, ruined edifices,
marks of power losf, energy displayed and
battles wou should somewhere appear.
None such exist. No such evidence can
In all other portions of the known
world save Ceiitial and Southern A frier,
evidences of progress and developemenr.
appear. In some, the ever eliacing hand
of time and the myriad of causes that
prove to us that nations, like men, are
mortal, have swept away the elements of
refinement and of civilization, and left but
ruins to tell the story of their existence.
Asia, with her teeming millions, at every
turn demonstrates her capacity for pro
mess. China. India, Persia, the lands of
the Russ, the Tartar and the Turk, bear
upon their soil the evidences of present
civilization ami of past magnificence : and
Babylon, Tadmor, Ninevah and Edom
rise up in sombre grandeur to testify to
the capacity of the hand that fashioned
Europe is ik-vv the centre of leiincineiit
and of the arts, and her mined tempi, s,
decayed arches and crumbling ruins speak
eloquently of tin capacity and power of
the nations that once peopled her valley s
and dictated laws to the habitable globe.
America. North r.nd South, before too
advent of the Anglo-Saxon, was peopled
bv tribes of men in whom the capacity
for progress was clearly a fact. The im
press of their hands, the inwounients of
their existence are found in the Mississip
pi alley, in the sculptured ruins of I'x
nial and Palenqne, in the elaborate ma
sonry and splendid structures of Mexico,
and in the debris of the palaces of the
liven Africa, north of the equator,
brings her tribute of evidence to the fact
I assert. The storied pillars and imper
ishable pyramids of Egypt, and the almost
buried remnants of ancient Carthage
stand out amid the sands of the desert and
unite in the declaration that their builders
possessed all the elements of human wis
dom and progress, and in corroborating
the truths of sacred 'and profane history.
The tawny Moor, with proud port and
Hashing eve, remembers the glorious rec
ord of his race, and even now in his burning
home the memories of Granada and of
the Alhamora are told in story aud in
(To le C-M.tiitue.l.)
Is a-recent sermon upen the training of
children, Henry Ward Beccher gave the
following advice to parents : "Never
strike a child on the head. Providence
has provided other and more appropriate
places for punishment.''