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i imlto. dflurnw (Emint. (A Consolidation of the American and | Advocate,) 13 PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY HAVERSTICK SMICKERS, (t. 11. HAVKRSTICK, H. C. I S. B. LONGSECKER,) AT $2.00 PEH ANNUM, In Advance. m Jo paper discontinued until all arrear ages are paid, unless a t the option of the Pub lishers. A failure to notify its discontinuance will be considered a renewal of subscription. RATES of advertising : One square, (of 6 lines, or less,) one insertion, 5(1 cents; three insertions, $1; n(i for every subsequent insertion, 25 cents per square. A liberal deduction made to those who advertise bv the year, or half year. By consolidating the two Baltimore county pa tiers, the UNION has the largest circulation ot anv county paper in the State, and thus oilers superior advantages to advertisers. JOB WORK: Our office, besides one of Hoe’s best Power Presses, is furnishe'd with a good Job Press and all the necessary materials for executing plain and fancy Job Printing with neatness and dis patch. HANDBILLS Of all sizes and styles printed at short notice and on good terms. , , Magistrate’s and Collector s Blanks, Deeds, and all kinds of Papers always on hand at the office. Professional Cards. John T. Ensor, * ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, Towson tow n, Md. Will attend promptly and perseveringly to all business entrusted to his car*. Jan. 1, 1365.—tf. DR. J. PIPEB, Office —Residence of the late Dr. E. R. Tidiug3. Office hours from 7 A. M., to 9 o’clock A. M. From 1 o'clock P. M., to 3 o’cl’k P. M., and 6 o’clock P. M. Feb. 25.-tf. DR. SAMUEL KEPLEB. Officcandßesidence —NEAR EPSOM CHURCH. Towsontown, Dec. 31, 1864.—1 y J. XELSOX WISNKR. R. M- PRICK WISNER & PRICE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office—No. 1 Smedley Row, Towsontown. HAVING formed a give prompt attention to all law and chancery business entrusted to their care. Sep. 17, 1864.—ty Amos F. Musselman, ATTORNEY. Office No. 21 Lexington st., Baltimore city. PRACTICES in the Courts of BaHrmdrc county. July 9, IBCl.—ly ]! Theodor* Glocker, ATTORNEY AT LAW avi> SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, ! No. 44 St. Paul street, Baltimore, Mil. i PARTICULAR attention given to Chancery and Orphans’ Court business, in the Courts of Baltimore city and county. All communications or business left with Mr. JOHN R. D. BEDFORD, Conveyancer,Towson town, will be promptly attended to. March 12, 1864.—tf. _____ _ j O. C. Warfield, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Towsontown. j RE PARES applications for BOUNTY, BACK PAY and ! PENSIONS. Feb. 20.—tf __ Jos. P. Merry man. ATTORNEY AT LAW, j 71 West Fayette street, Balt. ! Jan. 9, 1864.—1 y G. MERRVRAX. e. p. keech, t>. n. s 1 * MEBBYMAN & KEECH, DENTISTS, No. 50 North Calvert street, Baltimore. March 26, 1864.—1 y __ B. B. Boarman, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. Smedley. Row, opposite Court House, TOWSONTOWN. WILL promptly attend to all business en trusted to his care. Jan. 13.—tf I fc WIS tt. WHEELER. WILLIAM 8. KBKCH Wheeler & Keech, ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY, Office No. 1 and 2 Smedley Row, Towsontown. , HAVING formed a PARTNERSHIP for the ! practice of Law, will give pompt atten- . tion to the collection of claims and business in j general in the Orphans’Court and Circuit Court j for Baltimore county. Aug. 27,1859—tf DB. G. H. DAVISON HAVING located in TOWSONTOWN, offers his professional services to the public. OFFICE AND RESIDENCE—Next door to residence of Jos. J. Stewart, Esq., Pennsylvania Avenue. July 23.—tf R. W. Templeman. Chas. J. Pennington j W a.H. Shipley. ! Agents for sale of Maryland Lands, Office (up stairs) No. 48 Lexington st., Baltimore. B. W. Templeman, & Co., OFFER their services to the public for the Sale of Farms, and Real Estate generally. They have, as Surveyors, a general knowledge , of the lands of parts of the State, and unusual ' facilities otherwise for the transaction of such j business. Plats and descriptions of all prop erties they may have for sale, will be kept in ; book form. Parties wishing to sell or purchase will please eommuniaate by letter as above. Oct. 31.—1 y J~ vT tOWTv SEND & CO., REAL ESTATE AGENTS, AND COMMISSIONERS ror the STATI7 OF PENNSYLVANIA. No. 8 Law Building, St. Paul street, Baltimore. nriARMS, MILLS, COUNTRY SEATS, COT- Jj TAGES, CITX HOUSES, and BUILDING LOTS, a large variety, for sale or exchange. Real Estate purchased, sold or exchanged, Money loaned and carefully invested, Titles examined, Buildings insured, Conveyancing. Agency for Delaware, Maryland and Penn sylvania Farms and Lands. Coal, Timber and Iron Ore Lands for sale. .. ®#-Houses in Baltimore. Philadelphia, New York, and other cities, for sale or exchange. Nov. 12.—3 m CARPENTER AND BUILDER. nPHE undersigned, having taken np bis res- Official Record for 1865. Public"officers of the United States. President —Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. Vice President —Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine; after March 4th, Andrew Johnson, of Tenn. Secretary of State—William li. Seward, of New York. . . . 4 Secretary of the Treasury —William Pitt Fes senden, of Maine. Secretary of War —Edwfil M. Stanton, of Pennsylvania. Secretary of the Navy —Gideon Welle3, of Con necticut. Secretary of the Interior —John P. Usher, of Indiana. Postmaster General —Wm. Dennison, of Ohio. Attorney General —Jamee J. Speed, ot Ken tucky. Judge-Advocate General —Jos. Holt, of Ken tucky. Provost-Marshal General —James B. Fry. Commissioner of Internal Revenue —Joseph J. Lewis, of Peansyvania. Commissioner of Agriculture —lsaac Newton, of Pennsylvania. ' Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court— Salmon P. Chase, of Ohio. Public Officers of Maryland. Governor —Augustus W. Bradford, Baltimore Lieut. Governor —Christopher C. Cox, Talbot county. Secretary of State —William B. Hill, Baltimore Attorney General —Alexander Randall, Anne Arundel county. Adjutant General— John S. Berry, Baltimore county. _ Comptroller —Robert J. Jump, Caroline co. Treasurer —Robert Fowler, Baltimore county. Commissioner of Land Office —William L. W. Seabrook, Frederick county. Judges Court of Appeals —B. J. Golusborough, Ist district: James L. Bartol, 2d district; b. Morris Cochran, 3rd district; Daniel Weiscl, 4th district; Richard I. Bowie, sth district. Superintendent of Public Instruction—L. Van Bokkelcn, Baltimore county. United States Senators— Reverdy Johnson, Baltimore city; Thomas Holliday Hicks, Dor chester county. Representatives in Congress —J. A. J. Creswell, Ist district; Edwin H. Webster, 2d district; Henry Winter Davis, 3rd district; Francis Thomas, 4th district; Benjainan G. Harris, sth district. Public Officers of Baltimore County. Judge —Richard Grason. State’s Attorney— John T. Ensor. Clerk —John H. Longnccker. Sheriff— James Thompson. Register —John Philpot. Treasurer —Christian Gore. Judges of the Orphans’ Court— Stephen W. Falls, James A. Standiford, Joseph Merryman. County Commissioners —Joshua F. Coekey, James Button, Daniel J. McCauley. State Senator —Edward P. Philpot. ( House of Delegates —W. 11. Hoffman, George Slothower, D. K. Lusby, David King, Z. Poteet, N. H. Parker. Collectors of Internal Revenue —Jos. J. Stew art, 2d district; George W. Sands; atli district. Assessors of Internal Revenue —John W. Web ster, 2d district; Wm. Welling, sth district.. Board, of Enrolment, 2d District —Robt. Oath cart, Provost Marshal; Jona.J. Chapman, Com missioner; J. Robert Ward, Surgeon. Board of Enrolment, bth District —John C. Holland, Provost Marshal; Benjamin Whit wright, Commissioner; Dr. Dorsey, Surgeon. County Advertisenmits. WARREA STORE, In the Thriving Little Village of W ARREN. GREAT REDUCTION OF PRICES IN ALL •KINDS OF GOODS. TIIE proprietors of the “Warren Store” are offering great inducements to the citizens i of this neighborhood, that is worthy of their : attention. We offer to the public the best se j lection of goods that can be found in any store ; in the country, and will guarantee to sell them ' at less than city retail prices. All goods sold : here warranted as represented or the money | refunded. Our stock consists in part of ; DRY GOODS. GROCERIES, HARDWARE, CHINA WARE, CROCKERYWARE. EARTHENWARE, STONEWARE, j GLASSWARE, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, CAPS, ! DRUGS, DYE STUFFS, OIL AND PAINTS, ! MEDICINES, GLASS. PUTTY, WHITE LEAD, LINSEED A NEATS FOOT OIL, PARAPIIINE OIL, KER OSENE OIL, MACHINE OIL, MACKEREL, HERRINGS, BA CON, HAMS, BREAST PIECES, SHOULDERS, G. A. SALT, Fine Salt, Flour, Corn Meal, Mill Feed, Hom ony Buck Wheat, TIN AND WOODEN WARES, Brooms, Ropes, Plow Lines, Shoe Findings, Wrot Nails, C(U Nalls, Spikes, Rivets, and eve . ry article tkpt may he found in a well regulat | ed country store. COUNTRY PBODUCE of all kinds taken in exchange for goods at j city prices. 11. T. THOMAS, For Warren Manufacturing Company, j Feb. 18.—ly. GOODS! GOODS! GOODS! I AM receiving weekly fresh additions to my stock ofj| I I DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, | QUEENSWARE, Ac., which Persian Cloth; Ladies’ Black Dress situs; * Valencias and De Baize; assortment of Pur ples aiidMournings (English Prints); Manches ter and Domestic Ginghams; Ladies’ Shawls in grefit varieties, and Mantillas; Nubias; French Worked Collars; Undersleeves; Insertions and Edgings; Furniture Calico; Ladies’, Gentle men and Childrens’ Hosiery in great variety ; Black Alpacas from 25 to 75 cts; Bleached and Unbleached Muslins ; Shirting Linens from 25 to 87J cts.; Table Diapers and Cloths; Sheetings, bleached and unbleached ; Napkins I from 75 cts. to $3 per doz.; Linen, Habakuk, j Diaper, and Linen Crash, bleached and un • bleache.d. Gentlemens’ Black Doeskin Cassimeres, and a beautiful quality of French Cloths, Cas sinetts, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, with every variety of gentlemens’ wear. Sugar, Molasses, Green and Browned Coffees , of the best quality always on hand; Green and Black Teas; Best Sugar-Cured Hams, Middling : and Shoulder Bacon, .Baltimore cured—with a general assortment of Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Qaeensware, Tinware, Medicines, Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Ac., <tc., in great variety. Also, Super, Extra, Best Extra, and Family FLOUR. MRS. M. A. SHEALEY, May 2.—tf Towsontown, Md. _ - OTICE THE firm of Longnecker & Sons having been dissolved, all persons having claims against the above firm, of any kind, will please present them to the undersigned, and all per ; sons being in any way indebted either for sub scription to the Baltimore County American,or for advertising, are requested to make immedi ate payment to the above. All persons indebt ed to John H. Longnecker for subscription to, or advertising in the above paper, previous to -November 15th, 1863, are earnestly requested to make payment as above. Bills will be seat to all so indebted. H. C. LONGNECKER, J. B. LONGNECKER, J. H. LONGNECKER, Jan. 7. —tf. f -. ' TOWSONTOWN FEMALE SEMINARY. T)OARDING AND DAY SCHOOL for young Ladies. Mrs. MARjGARET R. BCHENCK, Principle. (Late Principal of the Columbus Female Sem inary, Ohio.) The nmet Urn mil commons* on Wsdntsdag, February, I th. Feb. li.—tt* TOWSONTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1865, . Railroad Directory. Ja g l3t_ Northern Central Railway. TRAINS NORTHWARD. Mail leaves Calvert Station at 9.20 A. M. Pittsburg and Erie Express •M.. 3.00 F. M. Pittsburg and Elmira Express 10.00 P. M. Harrisburg Accommodation lea ves at 2.50 P. M. Parklon Accommodation No. 1 “ 7.20 A. M. Farkt-on Accommodation No. 3 “ 5.00 P. M. TRAINS SOUTHWARD. Mail train arrives at Calvert Station 5.30 P. M. Pittsburg, Elmira and Erie Express..?.oo A. M. Harrisburg Accommodation arrives 12.20 A. M. Parkton Accommodation, No. 2 8.30 A. M. Parkton Accommodation, No. 4 7.25 P. M. Pittsburg Express through without change of oars. Express Train leaves at 10.00 daily. Express Train at B.oodaily,except Saturdays, for Harrisburg, Pittsburg and Erie. Express at. 10.00 P. M., Sundays, for Harris burg, Pittsburg and the West only, arrives dai ly except Mondays. Express at 8.00 P. M., leaves daily except Saturdays. Mail daily,except Sundays. Harrisburg Ac commodation leaves daily except Sundays.— Mail and Express will not stop between Balti more and Parkton. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Mail Train for the Ohio river will leave Bal timore daily (except Sunday) at 9.00 A. M. Express Train will leave Baltimore daily at 9.40 P. M. Both trains connect at the Ohio river for all points West, Southwest and Northwest. Frederick Train leaves Baltimore daily at 4. 00 P. M.; and Frederick at 7.00 A. M., Sundays excepted. The Ellicott’s Mills Train leaves Baltimore at 6.20 and 10.00 A. M., and 2.00 P. M.; and El licott’s Mills at 7.00 and 11.30 and 3.30 P. M. FOR WASUING TON. ‘Leave Baltimore at 4.30, 7.00, 8.50, 9.40 a. ni. and 3.30, and 6.00 P. M. On Sundays at 4.30 8.50 A. M., and 3.30 and 6.00 P. M. Leave Washington at 6.15, 8.15 and 11.15 A. M., and 3.00, 4.30, and 6.45 P. M. On Sundays at 8.15, 11.15 and 3.00 A. M., and 3.00 P. M. The O. a. m. and 3.30 p. m. trains only from Balti more, and the 8.15 a. m. and 3 S OO p. in. from Washington stop at way points. The 7.00, 8.50 a. m. and the 3.30 and 6.00 p. m. from Balti more, and the 6.15 and 8.15 a. m. and 3.00 and 4.30 p. m. trains from Washington connect with trains on the Annapolis road. Philadelphia Railroad. Way Mail Train for Philadelphia and way stations, at 8.25 a. m. Express Train for Philadelphia and New York at 9.20 a. mi Express Train for Philadelphia and New York at 1.10 p. in. Way Mail Train for Philadelphia and way stations at 4.25 p. m. Express Train for Philadelphia and N. York at 6:35 p. m Above trains leave daily except Sundays.— On Sundays for Philadelphia and New York at 9.25 p. in. For Salisbury and intermediate points on Delaware Railroad take 9.25 p. m. f train, and for Dover, Deleware, take the 1.00 p. m., train. Western Maryland Railroad. Leave Union Bridge at 4.35 A. M. and 8.47 A. M. Leave Baltimore at 9.20 A. M. and 3. P. M. Stages connect daily with Manchester and Hampstead, ut Glen Morris Station, qn arrival ot 9.20 A. M. train from Baltimore, and for Uaiiontown, Taney town and Emmittsburg. on arrival of same train at Lihwood Station. BALTIMORE & TOWSONTOWN RAILWAY. ON an after Monday, October I.oth. 1864; ears will LEAVE BALTIMORE EVERY HOUR, In the Charles Street Cars, corner of* Baltimore and North streets, FROM 7 A. M, TO 6 P. M., except 12 M. And will leave CORNER EAST AND ENSOR STS., Old Town. EVERY HOUR, FROM 7.15 A. M. TO 6.15 j\ M., Except at 12.15 noon. The cars connect at North Boundary Avenue. LEAVE TOWSONTOWN EVERY HOUR, FROM 7 A. M. TO 7 P. M., except at 12 M. A ear will leave the corner of EAST AND ENSOR STREETS at II P. M. Oct. 15.—tf A. D. BANKS, Agent. CHANGE OP HOURS. Baltimore, Catonsville & Ellicott’s Hills ESsgjjtpSHHii RAILWAY. FALL AND WINTER ARRANGEMENT. ON and after Mondav, October 3d, 1861, cars will run HOURLY,' FROM 7 A. M. TO 12 M., ANI> FROM 2 TO 7 P. M., DAILY, Sundays included. PASSENGERS TO AND FROM ELLICOTT’S MILLS will leave daily, Sundays included, al 8 and 11 A. M., and 2 and 5 I’. M. Depot west end of Baltimore street. Oct. B.—tf ... ■■"■■■■ 1 l|n " ,|[r "' ■ ""l ■'■— "■ Substitute Brokers. THE 01,1) ESTABLISHED HOUSE Ot MILLER & CO., Substitute Brokers and Recruiting Agents. Substitutes Wanted and Furnished At all Times. DRAFTED MEN, from the city or any pari of the State, will be furnished with Sub stitutes at all times on the most liberal terms. RECRUITS WANTED, for which the highesi bounty will be paid. Quotas for filling the wards of the city, oi any of the counties or districts taken and at tended to promptly. Persons at a distance can have their business transacted the same as though personally pres ent by addressing us. We guarantee, entire satisfaction to all par ties entrusting their business in our hands. Please call on or address MILLER <fc CO., No. 33 W. Fayette Street, (up stairs.) Jan. 14.—2 m. Baltimore, Md The Old Established and Reliable Substitute Agency, G E 0. C 0 L T 0 N & C 0., 28 Second Street, Nearly Opposite the Post Office HAVING been for a long time in the busi iness of furnishing Districts and individ uals with Substitutes, and enlisting Volunteers for the Army and Navy, and being thoroughly familiar with every department of our oecupa tion, we can offer great facilities to those who may need our services. Those who wanttoen ter the service, either as Substitutes or Voluu leers, as well as those who want Substitutes foi themselves or friends, would do well to give uf a call. ffSS- Contracts taken for filling quotas, ai heretofore. ;^£§,Exemption papers of all kinds carefully prepared ana advice furnished. Claims of al kinds collected with dispatch. RFMEMBER THE PLACE! 28 Second Street, Baltimore, Md* Feb. 25.—2 m. COME OUT OF THE DRAFT ! Enroled and Drafted Men of the City anc Counties, NOW is your time to putin good alien SUB STITUTES, at the shortest possible notice and Cheaper thax the Cheapest, thereby ob taining a release for 3 years, with a guarantee from us besides. SUBS ARE SCARCE and tin PRICES GOING UP EVERY DAY. Therefore all Enroled Men who intend to furnish a SUB 1 previous to the taking place of the Draft, cfti bo supplied by making early application atou' office, 75 West Fayette street, Bible House, uj stairs, and at our office, Ellicott’s Mills, 4th dpo from, the Provost Marshal’s office. Wc do not ask for any money until we presen your Bill discharge for three years. 3 Vm. b. BASSOBR k CQ., 14.— 9 m. Authorised Agents, Jtlerf foTttii. Messrs. Editors .—ln an old number of the Haiti more \ *County Advocate, I find tiie following poetry. It re- : minds me of departed joys, and-1 would ail: you to re | publish it. Tiie author purports to he ‘-Josie [5. Hunt,’’ | , and it is strange that a lady of such marked talent has j . not sine; been heard from. Perhaps she died in the , • transport of such a kiss. C. YOU KISSED ME! • You kissed me! My head had dropped low on your breast. : | With a feeling of shelter and infinite rest; And a holy emotion my tongue dared not speak. Flashed up. like a flume, from my heart to my cheek. Your arms held me fast —oh! your arms were ho bold, ] ' Heart beat against heart in their passionate hold. . Your glances seemed drawing, my soul thro’ m,v eyes. | As the sun draws (lie mist from the seas to the skies, And your lips etung to mine till L prayed in my bliss They might never unclasp from that rapturous kiss ' You kissed me! my heart, and my breath, and my will , In delirious joy for the moment stood still, Life had for me then no temptations—no charms — No vista of pleasure outside of your arms ; And were I this instaut an angel, possessed Of the glory and >trace that are given tiie blest, I Would fling my white robes unrephiingly down, ( And tear front my forehead its beautiful crown, To nestle once more in that heaven of rest, With your lips upon mine and tuy head on your breast, i You kissed me! my soul in a bliss so divine, Keeled and swooned like a foolisli nlau drunken with j wine, And 1 thought 'ttvere delicious to die then, if death ; Would come while ray mouth was yet moist with your ; breath; Twcre delicious to die if my heart might grow cold j While vour arms wrapped me round in that passionate ■ fold. And these are the questions I ask day and night: Must my life taste but once such exquisite delight ? Would you care if your breast were iny shelter as then? j And if you were here, would you kiss me again 'l [lf the fair author meant us, we would emphatically 1 answer j/es, to the last question. No lady can write such poetry without a realizing sense of the exquisit sweet ness of her subject.—Eds.] I'or the Union. THOMAS HOLLIDAY HICKS. Honor where honor is due ! Honor the brave and true ! Honor tiie will that resisted ■ Treason, when traitors insisted. Honor the brave heart that stood Firmly for Maryland's good, Honor the man we could trust, Honor him, honor his dust! Tell to your sons in youth, How grand and pure liis truth; Tell how he met the wave When all were weak to save ; Tell how he feared not death, Saved ns from Treason’s breath ; Tell how lie stood as a rock When Maryland reeled with the shock ! Remember that Maryland stands Loyal and free at his hands ; Free from the ravage of war, Happy and proudly secure. Write on the Temple of Fame, In letters of light, his name. Honor the man we could trust, Honor him. honor his dust! ' P. Texth Distbiot, Feb., 20th. Hijsttllancono. j East Baltimore Conference M. E. j Church. This body met at Danville Montour Co., j Pennsylvania, on Wednesday March Ist, j ■ for its eighth annual session. Rishop Ba- ; . ker of Concord New Hampshire presides, i and Rev. Juo. FI. C. Dosh. of York Pa., was re-elected Secretary. As it will doubt less be a matter of iuterest to many of our readers, we publish the following descrip tion of the locality in which thu Confer ence meets : Danville, tho seat of justice for Montour county, Pennsylvania, is situated on the right bank of the Susquehanna river. 11 , miles above its junction with the West Branch at Northmberland. Col. William and Capt. Daniel Montgomery were the - original settlers, about the year 1778. For many years it was the Capital of Co- j . lumbia county. Subsequently Montour comity was formed, and it became its coun ty seat, aud Bloomsburg, 10 miles north, became the scat of justice for Columbia.— The rich agricultural lands of Columbia and Northumberland counties made it a depot for erain and produce generally, j which were forwarded to the Atlantic cities by the North Branch Canal, which passes through the town, and is a link in a contin uous chain of canals reaching from tide water, at Havre de Grace, Maryland, to s Lake Erie, at Buffalo, New York. ( Dan ville gradually increased iu population un til it numbered 1,200. Jn 18146 the abundant deposits of iron ore in Montour Ridge, contiguous to the s town, were discovered, and blast furnaces, foundries and rolling milis were immedi ately erected, giving employment to sever al hundred operatives. It now contains an industrious, intelligent and moral popula s tion of 10,000. The attempt to manufac „t ture pig iron by the use ol anthracite coe! j was successful here for the first time, and j the first railroad iron manufactured in j America was produced here. Two millions } m of dollars are invested iu the several iron j works in operation now. which consume _ annually 200,000 tons of anthracite coal, b f and yield 35,000 tons of pig and 30,000 tons of railroad iron. The old Montour TV orks, now called the Pennsylvania Rolling Mills, aro managed by Messrs. Y alerman and I Beaver, the former an opulent sugar dealer, the latter of the well known firm ot' Bqr •t croft, Beaver & Co., Philadelphia. Mr. >- Beaver is “the man” of the concern ; affa • bel and courteous to all, he commands uni versal respect, and is beloved by all in his employ. Messrs. Grove <fc Brothers and l Hancock & Foley have also extensive works—the former, furnaces, the latter is “Rough and Ready Rolling Mills.” The i- rails used in tho Baltimore City Passenger Railway were manufactured at the “Rough aud Ready.” The Catawissa Railroad, from Williams port to Port Clinton, and the Lackawanna and Blopmsburg Railroad, from Scranton 1- to Northumberland, passing through the town, afford facilities for reaching the cities. Taking the train at 9 A. M. daily at Cal vert Station in Baltimore city, N. Central Railway, a traveller would reach hero same t evening, changing cars but once, and that j’ at Northumberland, the trip costing about f $5. ■s The town abounds with creditable public y buildings, sixteen churches, some of them l ' with elegance of finish and architectural beauty, two banks, two weekly papers, and [_ a number of good school-houses. Tho riv ir er which runs along the edge of the town is is one-half mile wide and spanned by a fine bridge. Complete arrangements have been ;S made for the reception and hospitable en tertainment of the members of the Confer fj enee. Rev, A. M. Barnitz, pastor of the place, is doing all he can to promote Ihe comfort of the cxpocted guests. The Con ference will hold its sessions in tho Metho ’ dist Episcopal Church, situated at the - corner of Mahoning and Pine streets, a plain, neat structure, 75 by 52 feet in size, d with spacious galleries to the audience j chamber, and basement for Sabbath School and Class Meetings. It is built of brick, and surmounted with a modest cupola con ’’ taining the finest toned bell in this region o of country. The church numbers 380 tnem c bers. and they will cortipare favorably in B > intelligence and piety with those of any Station in the Conference. n Boarding can-bo had at from $>1.50 to $1.75 per day, and the “Montour House” ,r and “Danville Hotel” are excellent houses. it fjg*The citiaens of Kent county, Md., are making efforts to connect that county by railroad with tho “outside world/' Interesting Questions and Answers J relative to the 7-30 U. S. Loan. Mk. Jay Cookii, of Philadelphia, who for solonga time had the management of the popular 500 million 5.20 Loan, has just been appointed by Skokf.tauy Feshendkn, the Gexkkal Aokxt to dispose of the only popular Loan now offered for sale by the Government, viz.: tho “seven-thirty.” In enteriug upon his duties he desires to answer plainly the large number of ques tions daily and hourly propounded to him, so that his ft How-countrymen may all un derstand what this “Seven Thirty Loan” is —what aro its peculiar merits, —how they ccn subscribe for or obtain the notes, Ac. Ist Question. Why is this Loan called the “Seven-thirty" Loan ? Answer. It bears Interest iu currency, at the rate of Seven Dollars and thirty ceuts, each year, on every hundred dollars; making the interest as follows : One cent per day on each SSO note. Two cents “ “ 100 “ Ten “ “ “ 500 “ Twenty “ “ 1,000 “ One dollar “ “ 5,000 “ 2 d Question When and how cau they be obtained ? Answer. They are for sale, at par, and accrued interest, by all Sub-Treasuries, Na tional and other Banks, and Bankers and Brokers. 3 <l Question. When is the interest paya ble and how can it bo collected ? Answer. The Coupons or interest Tickets are due 15th of February and 15th of Au gust iu each year, and can be cut off from the note, and will be cashed by any Sub- Treasurer, U. S, Depository, National or other Bunk or Banker. -lth Question. When must the Govern ment pay off these 7.30 s ’! Answer. They are due in two years and a half from the 15th of February, 1865 ; vis.: on the 15th of August, 1867. s th Question. Must I receive back my money so soon as 1867 ? Answer. No ! not unless you yourself pre fer to do so —the Law gives you the right to demand from the Government, at that time, either your money or an equal arnouut at par, of the famous and popular 5-20 Gold Bearing 6 per cent. Loan. 6 th Question. How much do you consider this privilege of conversion, into 5-20 Loan to be worth ? Answer. 5 20s bearing Gold Interest from Ist of November, are to day worth 9 per cent, premium. If they are worth no more at the end of the two years and a half, when you have a right to them, than they now are, this premium added to the interest yon receive, will give you at least 10 per cent, per annum for your money—but the opin ion is that they will be worth more than 9 per cent, premium at that time. 7 th Question. What other advantage is there in investing in the 7-30 Loan ? Answer. It cannot bo taxed by States, Counties, or cities, and this adds from one to three per cent, per annum to the net in come of the holder, according to the rate of taxation in various localities. All bonds and stocks except those of tho United Slates, and ail mortgages, Ac., are taxed, not only by the Government but by States, Counties and Cities. B th Question. How does the government raise the money to pay the interest, and is i;. safe and sure 'l Answer. The Government collects, by taxes, internal revenue, and duties on im ports, fully three hundred millions each year. This is nearly three times as much as is needed to pay the interest on all the debt, and as soon as the war is ended, the amount not needed to pay tho interest will be used in paying off the debt. Our Goeariu meat has twice paid off' all its debt, and can easily do so again. The interest is sure to be paid promptly, and the debt itself is the very safest investment in the world. It is as safe as a mortgage on a good farm, and pays a better interest. It is ia fact., a First Mortgage on all lands, all incomes, all rail read aud canal bonds, and bank or other stocks, mortgages, Ac. Nothing can be safer, for we are all bound for it. and all that we have is firmly held for the payment of principal and interest. How foolish those people are who keep their gold and greenbacks idle a*d locked up, or purchase mortgages or railroad stocks and bonds, which pay only 5 or C percent interest, when these Seven-Thirties pay (counting the premium on Five-Tweuc ! ties.) over ten per cent., and are so much safer and surer. 9 th Question. How many Seven-Thirties are there, and how much remains unsold? Answer. There are only about three hun dred and twenty-five millions authorized by law, ai.-J only about one hundred and nine ty millions remain unsold. ‘ 19fA Question, How long will it take you ; to sell the balance ? Answer. There are about 600 National } Banks all engaged in selling them ; also a i large number of the old banks, and at least three thousand private bankers and brokers, aud special ngeul3 will be engaged in all parts of the country in disposing of them to the people. 11 th Question. How long will it take to soil the whole ? Answer. In less than three months they will be all sold, and will no doubt then sell at a premium, as was the case with the old Seven-Thirties, the first Twenty-Year Loan, aDd the Fve-Twenties. The above questions and answers, it is believed, will give full information to all. If not, tho General Subscription Agent, or j any of the Banks or Bankers employed to sell the LOan, will bo glad to answer all questions, and to furnish the Seven-Thir ties in small or largo sums (as the notes are issued in denominations of SSO, SIOO. SSOO, SI,OOO and $5,000,) audio render it easy for all to subscribe thus fulfilling the instructions of Mr. Fessenden, who earnest ly desires that the people of the whole land, (as well as the capitalists,) shall have eve ry opportunity afforded them of obtaining a portion of this most desirable investment. Let none delay, but Subscribe at once, THROUGH THE NEAREST RESPONSIBLE BANK or Bankers. m* The American Flag. The History of our Flag is as follows : The flag during tho confederation was indorsed by tho Congress of that body, by a resolution adopted on the 14th of June, 1777, in the following words : Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red aud white ; that the Union bo thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellution. This flag continued in use under the Con stitution until the 4th day of July, 1818, having passed with unsullied honor through the war with Great Britain, from Juno 18- 12, to its close by the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent, in February, 1815. In the year 1818 the number of States in the Union amounted to twenty, and on the 4th of April, 1818, the Congress of the United States passed a law in the following words : Be it enacted, etc., Section, 1. That from and after the Fourth day of July next, the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be twenty stars, white on a blue field. Section 2. That on the admission of ev ery new state into the Union one star be added to the union of the Flag, and that such addition shall take effect on the Fourth djsy of July next succeeding such admission. So stands the law at this day. Artemos Ward on Forts. Every man oT intellect has got his Fort, j. Dtvuiel Webster’s Fort was to speechify in the hauls of Kongris A make Dickshuna ries. Shakespeer rote good plaza but he woudn’t , Jmvo been wuth a drink of kold Sider as a Stennorgrafßc Reporter. Wood be? Fie , bet 2 dollars he woodent. Old George Washingteu’s Fort was not 1 to have any public man resemble him to i any alarming extent! "Wher bowts can 1 George's equal be found ? 1 esk, and bold- * ly answer uo any whares elso. • ’ Old mail Town sin’s F< rt was to maik Sar- | sapariller. ‘Goy to the world ! unutberlife , saved.’ (Cotashin from Townsia’s advertise- i men!.) Cyrus Field’s fort is to lay sub machine i telegraphs under the bi undin biller of the Oshun A then hev it bust. My Fort is the great moral show biznis and ritin choice famerly iiteratoor for the noospapeis. That’s what’s the matter with me. Etc. etc, etc. -So I might go on to an in finite extent. Twice I endeavor <1 to do things which wasn’t in my Fort. The fust time wan when I undertook tolick aowdashns cuss who cut a hole iu my tent aud crawled threw. Sez I, ‘my jentle sir, go out or 1 shall go into you putty heavy.’ Sez he ‘wade in, old wax Ag gers,’ whereupon I went for him, but hecawt me powerful on the head and knocked me threw the lent into a cov pastur. lie pur sood the attack and flung me into a mud puddle. As I arose and rung out uiy drencht garment I koncluded fitren was not my Fort. I now rise t-htfHcurtin np on Seen 2nd : It is rarely seldom that i seek konsolatiou iu the Flowin Bole. But in a certain town in Injiatiny in the Faul of 18—, my organ grinder got sick of the fever and died. I never fe.lt so ashamed in ull my life tind I thawfc I’d hist in a few svvallers of surathing strenthenin. Konsequents was I bisted in so much 1 ditn't zactly know where bouts I was. I turned my livin wild beasts of Fray loose into the street and upspt my wax works. I then bet I could play boss. So I baroist to a Kanal bote, there being two other horses hitched on likewise, 1 be hind A 1 ahead of me. The driver hollered out for us to git aud we did. But tho hor ses being onused to such an arrangement began to kick and squal and rare up. Kon sequents was I was kickt vilently in stom much A back and presently I ft-uud myself in the Kanal with the other bosses kickiu and yellin like a tribe of Cusscarorus savi jis. *1 was rcscood, and as I was being car ried to the tavern on a hemlock board, I said in a feeble voice, ‘Boys,’playin hoss isn’t my Fort,’ ‘Moral—Never don’t do nothing which it isn’t your Fort for if you do you’ll find your self splashing aronnd iu the Kanal, figgera tively speaking.’ “Can’t Afford to Lime.” This was the answer which I received from a neighbor, a few days since, when I asked him why he did not put on lime.— “Can’t afford it.” * What! can’t you afford to make your fields produce one-third more grain and grass than they have been doing ? I don’t understand that kind of logic. It costs monay it is true, but what is the use of money but to lav out iu such away as to produce more, in the same way that vve sow wheat or plant corn in order to get more wheat or corn in return. The true plan of using money is to invest it bo as to make it as productive as possi ble; and there is ho way which I know of by which a farmer can make his funds in crease faster, than by applying them to in crease the fertility of his farm. That good old farmer, Jethro Tali, ad monished his friends and neighbors “To be kind to their land,” well knowing from bis ‘ own exporieuce that the result would be prosperity. But those v.Lo go on skinniug 1 and impoverishing their land, act tho part of the old woman who killed the goose that i laid the golden eggs. They soon arrive at that state in which “they can’t afford to lime." There is a class of people in tho world i and some of them aro called farmers, who i despise small things and fail to achieve I great ones ; they are too proud to thrive, i too lazy to grow rich. Because they can not things on a large scale, they omit to do them at ail; and these are the ones who can't afford to liuie. i I know an old, grey headed farmer who, humble as was his commencement in life, ■ could always afford to lime, because he ’ knew that if he enriched his soil, it in re turn would enrich hi.n. And iu this way they have been going on lor a half century, i conferring reciprocal benefits on each oth er, and it is now a question not so easy to l determine, which is Ihe richer, he or his i farm. He always could afford to Ume. t Those who think they cannot afford to , lime much, should lime a little ; make a . beginuiug, for there is nothing like com i mencing to do right. Buy lime enough to lime ten acres, even i if you borrow the money to pay for it, and the increase will pay for the lime and : enough more to Ume ten acres additional, l and so on; but don’t say “you can't afford l to Ume."—Germantown Telegraph. > —? —•♦** ■ Crumbs of Thought. COLLECTSD FOfe THE TJITIOTT. Poverty.—The poor man s purse may be r empty, but he has as much gold in the sun i set and silver in the moon-light, as any i body. Integrity.—l would rather, if it must be, 5 s.ee myself deprived of my Kingdom, the . loss of which might possibly be recovered, t than forfeit my honor, which could never i he restored. —Louis XIl. Power.—They who walk on the heads , of the multitude walk insecurely. Men’s - head’s are a dangerous footing. ( Riches.—lf the love of money is, as the apostle calls it, the root of ail evil, the pos , session is often the trunk and branches. : Laziness. —Laziness will cover your gar den with weeds ; hard drinking will cover your wife with weeds. Sin.—Sin aud punishment are wedded and can’t get a divorce; but they aro a . most unhappy pair. , Time.—Dost thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff' life is ’ made of. i ’Tis not the many oaths thatmako the truth; i But the plain emgle vow that is vowed true, i • if- [Shaksptare. L The love of Liberty with life is giveu, And life itself the inferior gift of Heaven, —Dry den. ’ Learning by study must be won; 1 ’Twas ne’er entailed from sire to sou.-- Gay. , Small curs are not regarded when they grin, [ But great men tremble when the lion roars. , — Shakspeare. i Men’s evil manners live in brass. — Shaks - I peare. : They laugh fhat win.— Shakspeare. ; 111 will never said well.— Shakspeare. , Observation is an old man’s memory, i The journey of high honor lieth not in ; smooth ways. I, Who Must Pay for the Stamps on . Deeds ?—The Supreme Court of Pennsyl i vauia, lately gave a decision on this ques i tion, that it is the duty of the vendor to i affiix the stamp to the deed and of course , to pay for it, unless he specially agrees with the buyer to do this for him. NO. 9. ■ • ■■■■■■■l mg l w"w™i jimi wmmmmam Written for the Union. The .Soldiers’ Return. I hum somewhere step a picture of a soldier with his knapsack on bis back, bis face all beg rimmed arid covered with whiskers. He had just return ed from ihe wars and was slyly looking in the window of bis once happy home. A loug time he had been away, perhaps years, and having passed safely through the marches, battles and privations of a soldiers’ life, he was blessed with a sight of home once more. I can imagine his feelings, joy nod fear alternately taking possession of his heart, hoping to see his sweet little gitl again, and trusting that his dear wife yet lived in the old home where they had spent many a happy hour in*by-gone days. But then death might have been there, and tears start to his eyes as he thinks of the comfort and happiness of other years. Half fearful, he tim idly knocks at the door, which no sooner is open ed, than with a scream of joy, his wife fails upon iiis neck, while bis little girl run 3 with delight to 3ee Lsr I’a, and Grandmother presses forward to cl vsp her favorite boy again, The knapsack is laid oiT. his little Mary is fondled upon his knee, while the wife and Grandmother sit by with countenances full of joy at the safe return of the long absent one. Loyal.. Convention of Publishers. A Convention of newspaper publishers, was lately held at Harrisburg, who adopted the fol lowing resolutions. We commend them to the notice of our representatives in Congress: Wiieur ah, at the commencement of the war, the price of prinlin? paper was from 7J to Octs. per pound : And whereas, the same quality of pa per cannot now be purchased for less than 27 cts. per pound, being an increase of 300 per cent., not withstanding the price of the raw material used iu the manufacture of paper has not increased more than 50 per cent: And whereas, the high price of printing paper, and the euchanced value of everything Consumed by printers, have opera ted to raise the price of books and newspapers in such a degree that a large portion of the reading .community can no longer afford to buy the for mer or subscribe for the latter, and have in many cases caused the suspension of the publication of newspapers, thus placing a serious obstacle in the way of the dissemination of wholesome reading and striking at the very foundation of our re publican system, the intelligence of the masses; therefore Resolved, That we earnestly recommend to our Senators and Representatives in Congress the re peal of the duty on printing paper. Resolved, That weeondetnn the conduct of such book and newspaper publishers, as are engaged in the manufacture of paper and are now endeav oring to prevent the repeal of the duty on paper, in order to hinder competition with their own circulation. Resolved, That we hereby pledge ourselves to oppose the re-election of every Senator and Rep resentative in Congress, who unites with tha-mo nopoly of the paper manufacturers, in prevent ing the passage of the bill for tlie repeal of the dnty on printing paper. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State. On motion, the convention then adjour&ed to meet at the call of the President. If on-Churchgoers’ Excuses. Overslept myself, could not dress ia time; too windy ; too dusty; too wet ; too damp ; too sunny ; too cloudy ; don’t feel disposed ; no other time to myself; look over' iny drawers ; put my papers to rights ; let ters to write to friends; mean to take a ride ; tied to business six days in a week ; no frosli air but on Sunday ; can't breathe in church ; always so full ; feel a little fe verish ; feel a little chilly ; feel very lazy ; expect company to dinuer ; got a head ache; intend nursing myself to-day; new i bonnet not eomo home ; lore my muslin | dress down stairs ; got a new novel that i must be returned on Monday morning ; wasn’t shaved in time; don’t like the litur gy, always praying for the same thing; don’t like extempore prayers ; don’t like an organ, ’tis too noisy ; don’t like singing without music, makes me nervous ; the spir it is willing but the flesh is weak ; dislike an extemporaneous service, it is too frothy; can’t hear a written sermon ; Jtoo | r >sey ; no body to-day but our own minister; can’t always listen to the same preacher; don’t like strangers ; can’t keep awake when I’m at church, fell asleep last time I was there, don’t mean to risk it again ; mean to in quire of sensible persons about the propri ety of going to such a place as church, and publish the result. • % Agricultural Report for January.— The report of the Department of Agricul ture for the month of January hasjust been issued. The principal article relates to the cultivation of the hop plant, a subject which has attracted much atteution on ac count of the high price hops have command ed during the fall and winter. The report also furnishes a series of tables, showing the average yield per acre and average pri ces of the crops of 18G4. The average yield in New York last year was as follows : Wheat, per acre, 13 bushels ; rye, 14 and one-half * bushels ; barley, 18 and three fourth bushels ; oats 23 bushels ; corn 29 and one-eighth bushels. The largest product of wheat was in Connecticut—l 6 and one half bushel® to the acre. Of corn in Ver mont— 38 and four-fifth bushels to the acre. Ohio yielded 10 and one-fourth bushels of wheat aud 31 and onc-eighth of corn to the acre. West Virginia Legislature.-Tlic House of Delegates of West Virginia has passed an act to preveut the prosecution of suits and the sueiug out of process in that State by persons engaged in rebellion. The .Sen ate has adopted the following amendment to tiie State Constitution : “No person who has given or shall give voluntary aid or assistance to the rebellion against the United States shall be a citizen of this State, (West Virginia,) or be allow ed to vote at any election held thereiu, un less he has volunteered into the military or naval service of the United States, and has been or shall be honorably discharged therefrom.’ “Die in the Last Ditch.”—A contribu tor to a Philadelphia paper says that the above expression, which has become so fa vorite in the South, originated with Wil liam of Orange. When Lord Buckinghant urged the inevitable destruction which hung over the United Provinces, and ask ed him whether he did not see that the commonwealth was ruined, “There is one certain means,” replied the prince, “by which I can never see my country s ruin— I will die in tbelast ditch.” The above may bo found in Ilume’s History of England, 1672. A. Pryor, at one tiuio a mem ber of the national Congress, aud after wards a General in the Rebel army, w ho vi as Captured some time since by our troops ami sent to Port Lafayette for confinement, has been released by order of the Presi dent. He is to report to Col. Forney in Washing-top, with whom he was formerly connected in the publication of a news paper. ‘ reduced everything to math ematics. He got married because kissing saved fifty per cent, on his sugar tax. At the present high price ofsugar, would it not be well for some of us toget married. l|g“The oldest journal in the world is pub lished in Pekin, China. It is printed on silk, aud has appeared every week for more than a thousand years. states have thus far ratified the anti-slavery amendment to the constitu tion, and only two (Delaware and have rejected it.