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: •' • - (• ... • VOL. 1. salk tout]) IniffnJ (A Consolidation of the American and ; Advocate,) IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY HAVERSTICK & LONGNECKERS. (t. V. nAVEnSTICK, H. C. k J. B. LONGSROKER,) AT $2.00 PER ANNUM, In Advance. 'jS®,No paper discontinued until all arrear ages are paid, unless at 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, 60 cents ; three insertions, $I; and for every subsequent insertion, 25 cents per square. A liberal deduction made to those who advertise by the year, or half year. By consolidating the two Baltimore county papers, the UNION has the largest circulation of any county paper in the State, and thus offers superior advantages to advertisers. JOB WORK: Our office, besides one of Hoe’s best Power Presses, i 9 furnished with a good Job Press and all the necessary materials for executing plain and fancy Job Printing with neatness and dis- j patch. HANDBILLS Of all size* and styles printed at short notice and on good terms. Magistrate's and Collector’s Blanks, Deeds, and all kinda of Public Papers always on hand at the office. Professional Cards. John T. Ensor, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, Towsontown, Md. Will attend promptly and per sever in gly to all j business entrusted to his care. Jan. 1, 1805.—tf. DR. j. PIPER, Office—Residence of the iate Dr. E. R. Tidings. Office hours from 7 to 9 q’clock A. M. From 1 o’clock P. M., to 3 u’cl’k P. M., and 6 o’clock P. M. Feb. 25.—tf. * DR. SAMUEL KEPLER. Office andßesidence NEAR EPSOM CHURCH. Towsontown, Dec. 31, 1804.—1 y f, i. NELSON WISNER. B. M. PHtOK WISNER & PRICE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. 11 Office —No. 1 Smedley Row, Towsontown. HAVING formed a partnership, will give prompt attention to all law and chancery business entrusted to their care. Sep. 17, 1864.—1 y Amos F. Musselman, ATTORNEY. Offiee No. 21 Lexington st., Baltimore city. PRACTICES In the Courts of Baltimore county. July 9,1864.—1 y •Theodore Glocker, ATTORNEY AT LAW ano SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, No. 44 SL Paul street, Baltimore, Md. PARTICULAR attention given to Chancery and Orphans’ Court business, in the Courts or Baltimore city and county. All communications or business left with Mr. JOHN R. D. BEDFORD, Cdnveyaneer,Towson town, will be promptly attended to. March 12, 1864.—tf. O. C. Warfield, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Towsontown. PREPARES applications for ~, BOUNTY, 1 BACK PAY and PENSIONS. Feb. 20.—tf , * : Jos. P. Merryman. ATTORNEY AT LAW,, 71 West Fayette street, Balt. Jan. 9,1864. —1 y i -——™ . Mean yuan. e. p. xeeoh, . d. s i MERRYMAN & KEECH, DENTISTS, No. 50 North Galvertstreet, Baltimore. March 26, 1864.—1 y R. R. Boar man, ATTORN BY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. Smedley Row, opposite, Court House, 9 , TOWSONTOWN. WILL promptly attend to all business en trusted to hrs care. Jan. 18.—tf , LEWIS 0. WHKBLEH. WILLIAM 9. KEECH Wheeler & Keeoh, ATTORNEYS AT LAW ani> ' i i SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY, Office No. 1 and 2 Smedley Row, Towsontown- j HAVING formed a PARTNERSHIP for the i practice of Law, will give p.ompt atten tion to the collection of claims and business in general in the Orphans’Court and Circuit Court for Baltimore county. Aug. 27,1859—tf DR. G. H. DAVISON HAVING located in TOWSONTOWN, offers kis professional services to the public. OFFICE AND RESIDENCE—Next door to residence of Jos. J. Stewart, Esq.j.Penosyl vania Avenue. July 23.—tf • - ''-j R. W. Tkmplkman. Chas. J. Pennington Wm. H. Shipley. Agents for sale of Maryland Lauda, Office (up stairs) No. 48 Lexington st., Baltimore. J R. W. T6mplemaa, & Co., OFFER their services to the public for the Sale of Farms, and Real Estate generally, j They have, As Surveyors, a general knowledge ; SI the lands of parts of the State, and unusual , facilities otherwise for the transaction of such 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 communicate by,letter as above. Qet. 31—ly ' FRANK L. MORLING, FLORIST, SEEDSMAN AND NURSERYMAN, Store No. 2 North Eulaw, Strut, Baltimore, j Nurseries on tbe Hookstowu Road Adjoin- j Ing Drufd Hill Park, WOULD invite the attention of the citizens 1 of the cownty, to his Stock j&l. of GARDEN SEEDS, SgPFLOWER SEEDS, GRAfrE VINES, anuall Small Fruits. 5 " Evergreen and Ornamental Shade Trees, Green House, Hot House ,pnd Hardy Plants, Rales and Flowering Shrubs. J will be prepared to furnish early in the season, the following PlanteCabbage Let tuce, Celery, Tomato, Egg Plants, Ac., Ac. . Jaa. y t CARPENTER AND BUILDER.' rpHE undersigned, having taken up his res- 1 rMJWetfetl, ..k. of the public a share of fhq bueinoss appertaining to Building and Carpen ter's Work in general * GEORGE H. MATTHEW*. . Jam. it, 1815.—tf. County Advertisemonts. WARREN STORE, i In the Thriving Little Village of WARREN. GREAT REDUCTION OF PRICES IN ALL KINDS OF GOODS. ffIHE proprietors of the “Warren Store’’ are J_ offering great inducements to the citizens of this neighborhood, that is worthy of their attention. We offer to the public the best se 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, GLASSWARE, BOOTS AND SHOBS, HATS, CAPS, • DRUGS, DYE STUFFS, OIL AND TAINTS, MEDICINES, ULABS, PUTTY, WHITE LEAD, LINSEED A NEATS FOOT OIL, PARaPHINE OIL. KER OSENE OIL, MACHINE OIL, MACKEREL, HERRINGS, BA CON, HAMS, i BREAST PIECES. SHOULDERS. G. A. SALT, Fine Salt, Flour, Corn Meal, Mill Feed, Hom ouy Buck Wheat, TIN AND WOODEN WARES, Brooms, Ropes, Plow Lines, Shoe Findings, Wrot Nails, Cut Nails, Spikes, Rivets, and eve ry article that may be found in a well regulat ed country store. COUNTRY PRODUCE of all kinds taken in exchange for goods at citv prices. H. P. THOMAS, For Warren Manufacturing Company. Feb. 18.—ly. GOODS! GOODS! GOODS! I AM receiving weekly fresh additions to my stock ofi! DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,jj QUEEN3WARE, Ac., which Persian Cloth; Ladiea’ Black .Dress oilks; Valencias and De Baize; assortment of Pur ples and Mournings (English Prints); Manches ter and Domestic Ginghams; Ladiea’Shawls in great 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 87i cts.; Table Diapers and Cloths ; Sheetings, bleached and unbleached; Napkins from 75 cts. to $3 per doz.; Linen, Habakuk, Diaper, and Linen Crash, bleached and un bleached. Gentlemens’ Black Doeskin Oassimeres, and a beautiful quality of French Cloths, Cas sinetts, Tweeds, Kentucky Jeans, with every variety of gentlemens’ wear. Sngar, Molasses, Green and Browned Coffees of the best quality always on hand ; Green and Black Teas f 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., Ac;, in great variety. Also. Super, Extra, Best Extra, and Family FLOUR. MRS. M. A. SHEALEY, May 2.—tf Towsontown, Md. Auctioneer. rjIIIE undersigned having taken out a Gov- I eminent License for sth as well as the 2d Congressional District, is prepared to attend sales in any part of Baltimore or Harford coun ties, or any other portion of said Districts, ex cept Baltimore city. Having removed from Sweet Air to Towsontown, persons having business with me will please address me at Towsontown, or ap ply to Mr. Church, Advocate Office, Mr. Long necker A Sons, American Office, or Mr. Nelson Cooper, at his store. SAMUEL G. WILSON, Dec.^i.—tAlo Towsontown, Md. NOTICE. THE firm of Longnecker A Sons haring 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 j ed to John H. Longnecker for subscription to, ; or advertising in the above paper, previous to ! November 16th. 1808, are earnestly requested to make payment as above. Bills will be seat 1 to all so indebted. H. C. LONGNECKER, J. B. LONGNECKER, J. H. LONGNECKER, Jan. 7.—tf. . TOWSONTOWN j FEMALE SEMINARY. Boarding and day school for young Ladies. Mrs. MARGARET R. SCHENCK, Principle. (Late Principal of the Columbus Female Sem inary, Ohie.) The nmet term mill eommence on Wtdne&kxy, February, tih. • Feb. lT.—4t* LODI COMPANYS’ poudrette: WE again offer this celebrated Manure to Farmers. After 25 years trial it is found i to be the cleapest and best fertilizer used, over 10,006 bbls. were sold last year, the demand ex ceeding the supply. For Tobacco, Corn, Potatoes and Vegetables, it is unsurpassed. The Company manufacture algo, Bone Ta-feu, (a substitute for Super Phosphate,) from Bones, Blood, Offal, Night Soil and Peruvian Guano, ground fine. Price SSO per Ton. Coe’i Phosphate; made by W. L. Bradly, Boston. Having been appointed an Agent for this celebrated Phosphate, we shall have a con stant supply on hand. Pampnlets with full particulars, with price, may be obtained by addressing the Company's Agents, BOWEN A MERCER, * ~ No. 3 Exchange Place, Baltimore. February 26.—2 m. PLOUGH CASTINGS ! PLOUGH CASTINGS !! i a-nfinWil—l TIIE attention of Farmers and Merchants is invited to my full and complete stock, em bracing all the various sizes of the Wiley, Woodcock, Smith, Atwood, Minor A Horton, Wisconsin,'and other kinds, *ll of which will be sold low by the single piece or ton. Also, a good assortment of Ploughs, at less than regular prices, at No. 142 N. Gay street, Baltimore. HENRY WILCOX. Feb. o.—tf TORE A L ESTATE OWNERS. npifE undersigned are nowdealing extensive- X ly in the sale of FARMS and LANDS in all parts of Maryland, especially in Baltimore county. Those desiring to sell at good prices, will send us tifull description. No Sale no Charge. ffitFAU Legal Claims 6f soldiers prosecuted. Address, EATON it CO., Baltimore. Office—No. 26 St. Paul Street between Lex ington and Fayette. Feb. 4,1865.—tf. TAKE NOTICE^ FALL STYLES OF HATS, 1864. WE are now prepared to fur nish our friegda and thesQMBMH public with the FALL STYLES ■BflWgL OF HATS, for Gentlemen’s wear, BBSw which will eotunffe favorably with any sold in the city of Baltimore. ALSO, SOFT FELT HATS, Latest patterns, for Gentlemen, Youths and Children, some very beautiful. , HINDES A SON, Oct. 15.—tf No. 10Q Gay street. TOWSONTOWN, MD., SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1865. Railroad Directory. Northern Central Railway. TEA INS NORTHWARD. Mail leaves Calvert Station at 9.20 A. M. Pittsburg and Erie Express 8.00 P. M. Pittsburg and Elmira Express 10.00 P. M. Harrisburg Accommodation leaves at 2.50 P. M. Parkion Accommodation No. 1 “ 7.20 A. M. Parkton Accommodation No. 3 “ 5.00 P. M. THAWS SO UTHWARD. Mail train arrives at Calvert Station 5.30 P. M. Pittsburg, Elmira and Erie Express..7.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 cars. Express Train leaves at 10.00 daily. Express Train at 8.00 daily, except Saturdays, for Harrisburg, Pittsburg and Erie. Express at 10.00 P. M., Sundays, for Harris burg, Pittsburg and the West only, arrivesdai 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 9top 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 ami 3.30 P. M. FOR WASHING TON. Leave Baltimore at 4.30, 7.00, 8.50, 9.40 a. in. 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. Mi, 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. rn. trains only from Balti more, and.the 8.15 a. m. and 3.0il p. m. 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. in. and 3.00 and 4.30 p. m. trains from Washington counectwith 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. m. Express Train for Philadelphia and New York at 1.10 p. m. 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. in., 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 Gleu Morris Station, on arrival of 9.20 A. M. train from Baltimore, and for Uniontown, Taneytown and Einmittsburg, on arrival of same train at Linwood Station. BALTIMORE & TOWSONTOWN railWay. ON an after Monday, October 10th, 1864, cars 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 P. 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 car will leave the corner of EAST AND ENSOR STREETS at II P. M. Oct. 15.—tf A. D. BANKS, Agent. ~ CHANGE OF HOURS. Baltimore, Catonsville & Ellicott’s Mills RAILWAY. FALL AND WINTER ARRANGEMENT. ON and after Monday, October 3d, 1864, cars will run HOURLY, FROM 7 A. M. TO 12 M., AXD FROM 2 TO 7 P. M., DAILY, Sundays included. PASSENGERS TO*AND FROM ELLICOTT’S MILLS will leave daily, Sundays included, at 8 and 11 A. M., and 2 and 5 P. M. Depot west end of Baltimore street. Oct. B.—tf Substitute Brokers. Special Notice. • Headquarters for Drafted and En rolled Men for the City and Counties. WANTED this day, FIFTY good Alien or Contraband SUBSTITUES, for which we will pay the highest price. We invite all of our friends (who are subject to draft) not to fail in piocuring a Substitute for three years, previous to draft, which may take place in a few days ; (and as our motto was from the first, so it is now, to deal fairly with all men.) As time is money, you can call and leave your orders and no further personal time would be required and your full discharge papers for three years would be brought fo vour place of business for settlement. we do not ask for hioney in advance, call early at the “OLD ESTABLISHED OF FICE,” Law Buildings, St Paul street, Room No. 6, up stairs. WM. 11. BAYZAND A CO., Feb. 4.—2 m. Authorized Agents. 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 ness of furnishing Districts and individ unis with Substitutes, and enlisting Volunteers for the Armv and Navy, and being thoroughly familiar with every department of our occupa tion, we can offer great facilities to -those who may need our services. Thosewhowanttoen ter the service, either as Substitutes or Volun teers, as well as those who want Substitutes for themselves or friends, would, do well to give ub a call. jp&F Contracts taken for filling quotas, as heretofore. of all kinds carefully prepared ana advice furnished. Claims of all kinds collected with dispatch. RFMEMBER THE PLACE ! 2S Second Streef, Baltimore, Hid. Feb. 25.—2 m. . -i. 1 , COME OUT OF THE DRAFT ! Enroled and Drafted Men of the City and , Counties, < NOW is your time to put in good alien SUB STITUTES, at the shortest possible notice, and CHKAPKit than tbs Chkzpkpt, thereby ob- 1 taining a release for 3 years, with a guarantee . from us besides. SUBS ARE SCARCE and the 1 PRICES GOING UP EVERY DAY. Therefore, I all Enroled Men who intend to furnish a SUB. ) previous to the taking place of the Draft, can , be supplied by making early application atbur office, 76 Wait Fayette street, Bible House, up stairs, and at our office, Ellicott’s Mills, 4th dodr from the Provost Marshal’s office. We do hot ask for any money until we present your full diseharge for three years. WM. B. SASBCER A CO., Jan. 14.A4m. Authored Agents, j jMeif § • THE BLUE BIRDS. When winter’s cold tempests and snows are no more, Green mcadown and brown farrowed fields reappearing, Tbe fishermen hauling their shad to the shore, And cloud-cleaving geese to the lakes are a-steeriug ; When first the lone butterfly flits on the wing. When red glow the maples, so fresli and so pleasing, O then comes the blue-bird, the herald of spring. And hails with his warbling* the charms of the season. The loud-piping frogs make the marshes to ring; Then warm grows the sun-iliine, and warm grows the weather; The blue woodland flowers just beginning to spring, And spice-wood and sassafras budding together; 0 then to your gardens, ye housewives, repair, Your walks border up. sow and plant at your leisure; The blue-bird will chant from his box such an air, That all your hard toils will seem truly a pleasure! He flits through the orchard, he visits each tree, The red flowering peach, and the apple's sweet blos soms : He snaps up destroyers, wherever they be, And seizes the caitiffs that lurk in their bosoms ; He drags the vile grub from the corn it'devours, The worms from the webs where they riot and welter; His song and his services freely are ours, And all that he asks is, in summer a shelter. • The ploughman is pleased when he gleams in his train, Xow searching the furrows, now mounting to cheer him; The gard’iier delights in his sweet simple strain, And leans on his spade to survey tuid to hear him. The slow lingering school boys forget they’ll be chid, While gazing intent, as lie warbles before them In mantle of sky-blue, and bosom of red, That oach little loiterer seems to adore him. For the Union. THE MELANCHOLY DAYS. A man named Bryant—if my memory serves me right, Once wrote a poem on the death of flowers; lit which he speaks about the melancholy sight. Of dying leaves and faded bowers. He’s wondrous gloomy, if I’m not mistaken, That Earth in Autumn bears such sombre hues; But seems to me the poet made a great mistake in His almanac—or else lie had the blues. Perhaps lie lived somewhere close by a forest, Where wood was cheap and people had some public pride, And kept good hoard-walks all the year—or else, He stayed at home, or had a horse to ride. I rattier think he'd change liis mind about the season, If he’d just stop with us about this time— Unless he’s made web-foeted like the widgeon, Or aims for China by the shortest line. It's very sad, I own, to hear the winds a-wailing, “Through naked woods and meadows brown and sere But sadder far to find them come a-trailing, Long trains of cloud-lines in tlieir rear. I own our footsteps sound almighty dreary. When withered lies ensclg leaf and plant and shrub; But still I reckon that’s not half so weary, As the gloomy “sqosh” that comes from sticky mud. What can he worse than gloomy skies and driving storms of rain, When days come draggling by like half drowned chick ens, And sunshine tries to reach the earth in vain, And people wish the weather “to the dickens.' 1 H. Towsontown, March 11th, 1865. lUteedlaneotts. A Trip to Danville, Pennsylvania. • ■ I The East Baltimore Conference. Mr. W. 13. Krout, of Govanstown, has furnished us with an interesting account of a visit to Danville, and the proceedings of Conference, from which we make the fol lowing extracts. Want of space prevents us from publishing the communication en tire : Danville lias :t population of 10,000, con tains 18 churches, 3 weekly papers and a number of extensive iron works. One of the latter manufactures 90 tons of iron per day, employs about 2800 hands, and pays about $70,000 Internal Revenue .annually. Bishop Baker presided over the Confer ence. A national tiag was raised on the church, when the sessions first opened.— Besides the usual routine of Conference business, nothing of special importance canto before the body except the questiou, whether they would ratify the ac tion of the late General Conference in de claring that “no slave-holder shall be u member of the M. E. church.” This questiou called out an animated dis cussion. When the vote was taken, each member was granted the privilege of giv ing his reasons for voting as he did. A number of those who voted in the negative stated that.they did so not because of dis loyalty, or a belief in the institution ofsla very, but because it was establishing a test of membership heretofore unknown in the chuccb, a test authorized neither by the New Testament, nor by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, and because its adop tion might interfere with the various mis sionary enterprises of the church. A number of those who voted in the af firmative stated that they did so not be cause they thought a slave-holder could not be a good Christian, but because the question of slavery had for years been a disturbing element in the church, and be cause they believed there could be no peace either in church or State until it was final ly disposed of. Rev. Dr. J. McKendree Reilley, made a strong and patriotic ad dress when he cast his vote, which was so much applauded by the spectators, that, the Bishop could with difficulty preserve order. When the final vote was counted, it was found that there were 153 in favor of ex cluding slave-holders, 13 against it. On Saturday, the hour between 12 and 1 o’clock, was devoted to prayer for the President and the country. This was while the inauguration ceremonies were taking place at Washington. The following are the appointments for this district:—J. McKendree Reiley, Pre siding Elder. North Baltimore Station, Samuel Barnes, James R. Cadden, J. W. Cullnm,. slip.; Kxeter Street, L. M. Gard ner; Harford Avenue, Joseph France, B. C, W. Reid; East Baltimore, Jas. Curns, Janies H. M,cCord ; Broadway, Alexander E.. Gibson ; Caroline Street, John W. Hedges, James Gamble, sup.; High Street, Samuel Strawbridge, Richard Hinkle, E. E. Allen, sup.; Emory, Asbnry It. Riley ; AVhatcoat, Charles B. Tippett, Philip B. Reese, sup.; Huntingdon, Avenue, Wm. M. Frysiuger; Mount Vernon, David 11. Carroll ; North Baltimore Circuit, John S. Deqle, Francis E. Church ; Great Falls, E. Wolty ; Long Green, L. I>. Herron ; East Harford, F. Macartney, one to be sup plied, G. Hildt, sup.; Havre de Grace, G. W. Heyde; West Harford, E. Kinsey, one to be supplied; Hereford T. B. Sar gent, D. Shoaff; Bangor Welsh Mission, to bo supplied ; Castle Fin, F. E. Crever, one to be supplied ; Seamen’s Union Beth el, 11. Slicer, member of High Street Quar terly Conference. R. S’. McClay, Missionary to China. R. S. Vinton, Chaplain to U. S. Army, member of Strawbridge Quarterly Confer cnc6. W. H. Keith, Chaplain U. S. Army, member of Exeter Street Quarterly Cou ferencoi A. A. Reese, Chaplain U. S. Army, member of Broadway Quarterly Confer ence. The Conference adjourned on Wednes day March Bth, after a session of just one week. Our correspondent closes his letter withi some remarks on the fine scenery through which he passed and a tribute to the N. C. R. R. Co., for their admirable traveling accommodations and tbe affabili ty of the conductors. (9*ol d Gentleman (affectionately.) ‘‘My son, 'toby do yon ebeW that filthy tobacco ?” Precocious youth (stiffly.) “To get the juice opt of it, old codger,” How to Pick Huckleberries. BY TIIK r.EV. JOHN TODD, D. D. When I first knew Mr. John Horseley, he was an old, white-haired man, and very rich. As he seemed never to have been in any great business, Such as merchants and speculators now engage in, and he was nev er accused of being a dishonest man, it was always a mystery to me how he came to be so rich. I knew that his father was d poor country clergyman, and that John could have received no property from him. Meeting my friend one day, when our con versation happened to turn on the subject of gathering property, I ventured to ask him how it was that he had been so success, ful in life ? “When I was a boy,” said he, “my father was a poor minister. We lived very plain, and dressed very plain, but that never trou bled us. We always had enough of some thing to eat, and my mother was one who would contrive to have her children dress ed neatly, if not richly. One day when I was a little, fellow, several little boys and girls came alongon their way to pick hnckle berrics. They invited me to go with them. And when I saw their bright faces and their little taskets, and the bright after noon, I wanted to go with them. So 1 went into the house and asked ray mother. I saw she sympathised with me, but said I must go and ask father. “And where is father?” . “Up in the study, of course.” “Up I bounded, hat in hand, and gently knocked at his door.” He bade me come in. “ ‘Well, Johnny, what is your wish ?’ “ ‘I want, sir, to go with the children and pick huckleberries.’ “ ‘Where are they going?’ “ ‘Only to Johnson’s nil! sir.’ “ ‘How many children are there?’ “ ‘Seven, besides myself. Please let me* go.’ “ ‘Well, you may go. Be a good boy, and use no bad words.’ " “Away I scampered, and had just got to the bottom of the stairs, when my lather called me back-.’ ‘O dear, it’s all over now. He’s going to take it all back,’ I said-to myself. Trembling, I again stood in the door-way, expecting to have the permission withdrawn. “ ‘Johnny,’ said my father, with a peculi ar smile, ‘1 have a word of advice to give you. You will find the berries growing on bushes standing in clumps, all over the lot. The children will pick a few minutes at one place, and then go off to another, in hopes of finding better picking, and thus they will spend half of the afternoon in roaming from one place to another. Now my advice to you is, that ivhcn you find pretty fair picking, stick to that spot, and keep picking there. Y r our basket at night will show whether my advice is good or not.’ “ ‘Sir 1 followed-myjfathers advice, and though the children would wander about and cry out, ‘O, Johnny, hero’s a world of , them,’ and ‘here is splendid picking,’ and ‘here you can fill your basket in less than no time,’ yet I stuck to my ‘fair picking’ place. When we got through at night to the as tonishment of every one, and my own no less, it was found that I had nearly twice as many berries as any other one. They all wondered how it was. But I knew. And that was the lesson that made me a rich , man. Whenever I have found ‘fair pick ’ ing,’ I have stuck to it. Others have chang ed occupations and business, and have mov ed from one place to another. 1 have nev er done so, and I attribute all my success to tho lesson by which I learned to pick i huckleberries.” > - I have recalled this conversation, and : the form of iny old friend, who has long since passed away, to impress it upon the t pureut, and upon the teacher, that a single ■ sentence of instruction may shape the course of the whole life of the child now under his care. Notonly did property and success hang ou the minister’s bint, but the shaping of his sou’s whole character for life, aud perhaps for ever. How much wis ■ dom wc need, to be able to say the right thing at the right time ! i And no less urgently "do I want to ini . press the lesson ou the child, that if he is doing pretty well where he is, if his teach , er does well by him, don’t change, or try : another class, or another school. If your i advantages are less than you could wish, s stick to them, and make the most of them. . The stone that rolls the least gathers the . most moss. What was wise in picking huckleberries, is wise in every attempt to . learn and gather what is valuable. Suggestions Concerning the Draft. , It is a well kuown fact that blind men have the seiTse of touch more fully develop ’ ed than those who see. Draft a few regi ments of blind men to feel the position and strength of the enemy. No exemptions granted on the ground that they “can’t see , it.” Blind men and lame men might be draft ed together, the blind men to go into bat tle carrying the lame oo their backs. Men who have lost one, or even both of their arms, should no longer be exempt. The government is prepared to arm any quantity of men on the shortest possible Dotice. Idiots shouldn’t be debarred the privilege of serving their country in the ranks when we have so many among our generals. Draft in the lunatic asylum—the mad der men get the better they tight. Men who have aged and infirm mothers dependent upon them for support, should no longer be exempt. They can send the old woman to the house—most of them do anyhow. Dumb men ought to make the most ser viceable soldiers, as they can’t cry “quar ter,” their motto must be no “surrender.” It is absurd to exempt fat men, (hey are so well calculated to fill up the depleted ranks of the army. If you want to crush the enemy by precipitating upon them large bodies of troops; let fat inen be drafted by all means. Confirmed drunkards have been objected to because they are not so anxious to whip the euemy as they are to have the enemy treat. A regiment by a battery of deleri utn tremens, would do great execution—to somebody. I have not heretofore favored the idea of drafting the other sex, but a brigade of old maids would certainly be usefnl in repulsing the enemy. They are sometimes good in an attack. By all means draft Congressmen. They might do a little good in the army, and they are of no possible good where they are. Editors of war newspapers should be draft ed in a body. They have penned war arti cles so.long, they should be themselves pen ned by the “Articles of War.” Conscript all lawyers-—their charges would be most disastrous to the enemy. By all means take the doctors—they make vigorous charges, and are sure to kill at once, or totally exhaust the resources of the enemy. And then tako the preachers whose long sieges would be sure to weary the enemy, put them to sleep and make him an easy P re, J • - Jju . - A lady, walking with her .husband at the seaside, inquired of him the difference between exportation and transportation. “Why, my dear," he replied, if vou were on yonder vessel, leaving England you would be exported, and I should be trans ported!” A Terrible Duel. A few days since, as a New England 1 gentleman whose name we shall call Brown, was passing a few days in one of our West ern cities, he had the misfortune uninten tionally to offend the susceptible honor of a tall military colonel, who was one of his fellow boarders, nis apologies not being satisfactory, a challenge was sent to him which, however, he declined, from consci- j entious scruples. . r J he colonel, who by the way, had won ! in two or three encounters quite a reputa- i lion as a duelist, at once conceived the idea that his opponent was a coward, and resol ved to disgrace him in the lace of all tho assembled wisdom of the house. Accord ingly the next day at dinner time, in march ed the duelist armed with a cowhide, and advancing to Brown’s chair, proceeded to dust his jacket for him in the most approved style. Brown wa3 astonished. Luckily, he had been a lieutenant in militia in his’ na tive State, and he knew the importance of incommoding bis enemy by a diversion.— So, seizing- a gravy tureen, he tossed the contents into the face of the belligerent colonel, and before he could recover from the drowning thus occasioned, he sprang upon the table, and began to shower upon him with a liberal hand the contents of the dishes around. “You are an infernal ■” “Coward !” the colonel was about to say, | but at that momenta plate of greens struck ; full upon his mouth, and the word was j blockaded and lost forever. “Ha!”cried the New Englander, whose blood was now up, “fond ofgreens, are you ? Take a potato, too,” and he hurled a tell ing volley of hard potatoes at him. “Ex cellent eggs here, capital with calf’s head,” and crash came a plate of soft boiled eggs against the side of his cranium. The blows of the cowhide, which had hitherto descended upon tbe Yankee’s head aud shoulders, now began to fall more weakly and wildly, and it became evident that the assailant, half stunned, choked, and blinded, was getting the worst of it.— ITis courage was oozing out. “Take a turkey ?” shouted Brown, as a noble old gobbler descended fairly upon the colonel’s head, and bursting, tilled his hair and eyes with delicious staffing.— “Here’s the fixing’s” he continued, as the squash and jelly followed after. By this time the colonel was irretrievably defeated, & his opponentseizingahuge plum pudding steaming hot, and holding it above his head with both hands, seemed to bury him beneath it, he quailed in terror, and throwing down his cowhide, turned about and made a rush for the door. “Stop for the pudding,colonel, stop for the pudding !” screamed all the fellow boarders, amid convulsions of laughter.— But the colonel was too terrified, and did not cease running until he had locked him self into his room. But although the colonol escaped from the padding he did not escape from tbe rid icule which the affair occasioned. -He sub sequently challenged four pprsons, against whom his ire was particularly excited, and they nil consented to fight, but availing themselves of the privilege of the challeng ed party, appointed pudding bags for their weapons. At length the unhappy duelist, fiudiug no oue willing to shoot or be shot, was obliged to quit the State. The Problem to Come. Many of our people have very unreason able expectations in regard to the loyalty of the inhabitants in Savannah and other recaptured cities of the South. They com plain that these people at heart do not love the Union a whit better than they did bo ■ fore their towns were taken. "W hy should they ? The mere fact of conquest caunot be expected to change the hearts of those who have been defeated. should dis trust all protestations of vehement love for tho Uniou from those who have been fighting or aiding iu the rebellioff against it. All we can reasonably expDct of people at the outset is, that they should submit gracefully to their defeat, —that they should acquiesce iii‘ the reestablish ment of natioual authority, aud obey the laws, promptly and peaceably, of tbe Fed-* eral Government. This so far as we know, they are doing everywhere. Whatever we desire. beyond this, (and certainly we desire a great deal more,) must come from other agencies, and be the fruit of time. Cannon and bayonets nfe’ver yet won the love of any people; uo ! matter whether the cause in which they were usid was right ofwrong. Whether the people of the .South will again feel.a strong affection fortho Old Fiag-^-whether their hearts will ever again respond with loving pride to the music of the Union, depends entirely on the manner iu which, as mem bers and citizens of it they may hereafter bo treated. We shall very soon, without doubt, reestablish our authority over all the people of the Southern States. We can, and sbaU-rom/W them to obey 6ur But we cannot compel them to love us. We cau win their confidence and their re gard tor the National Government; and we can also so exercise the authority we shall soon enjoy, as to make them hate us tq the latest generation ten times worse than they have haled ns hitherto. It remains to be seen whether we can be wise as well as strong,-whether we can take counsel Of our judgement instead of our passion,—whether we can appease the resentments of a defeat ed foe by conquering and overruling our own. —-Y. York Times. Clear Up th 9 Front Yard. A pleasant home should never have an unpleasant approach. In the general spring clearing up, do not forget to put the front yard “to rights.” We do not advocate any thing still', formal, or expensive. Straighten up and repair the fence. Remove everything from the yard that does dot belong there. Have a good walk from the gate to the front door, not one that is sunken below the goneral level and always flooded in rains; but let it be a little raised so as to bo passable in all weathers. Have some flower borders by all means, but if there is unfortuuately neither time nor taste for ■ these, have grass and some trees or shrubs, j not set in stiff rows, but dotted here and there. Then get a Virginia creeper (Amer ican Woodbine,) or Wax work vine from the woods and run it ovor the porch, if there is oue, or if not, run it upon the door. A climbing rose may be easily obtained and will be very beautiful when in bloom. A small amount of work, and a little taste will make even an humble house look at tractive and homelike. Spruce Up.— lf you get a moment to spare, spruce up—put the gate on its hin ges, put a little paint on tbe picket fence j you built last year, make it cosy and invi-, ting; don’t say you can’t find time for these : things. The fact is you have no time to grow slovenly. Your wife and children will be happier, your property will sell for more money in the market, and be worth more to you at home, if you dovoto an odd hour now aud thou in sprucing up. ffjr Aa old lady in the country had a dandy from town to dine with her on a cer tain occasion; and on the table was an enormous apple pie. La! ‘ma’am’ said the exquisite, ‘how do you manage to a pie ?’ ‘Easy enough,’ was tbe quiet repty make up the crust in a wheelbarrow, wheel it under the apple tree, and then shake the fruit d9wn iot9 it,' I; Annapolis and tho Legislatare. "For room to travel iu The world was wade so wide,’’ says Goethe in oue of his exquisite little fancies. Ami it occurred to us the other day while stroll ing through the dirty streets of tbe State Capital, breathing the antiquated air of the place and looking op at its old buildings, brown with the mould of a century, that the traveling purposes of creation would have been as well fulfilled if j Annapolis and the twenty-mile railroad link | which connects it with the outside world, bad I never emerged from choas. Excepting the ho : tel and low restaurant keepers, and the hook-nosed i Israelites who so shamefully fleece our returned pri3ouers with their “sheep doting,” we don’t know that any one would suffer much if even now the railroad link were broken, and Annap olis were left to die a natural death from want of iuterual vitality. If it were not for the Leg islature and the soldiers, the State and National buildings, a stranger would feel that he had sud denly dropped into some old Dutch burg, with its hip-roofed dwellings aud that oppressive lack of life and bustle and husiuess which betrays the listless inactivity of the inhabitants. And yet Annapolis is not without interest. It requires hut a little effort of the imagination to go back to the time when our Forefathers under the good Lord Baltimore, landed at the wharf and took possession of the territory in the name of their mo3t august sovereign. How their eyes must have strained toward the shore and their hearts filled with anxious hopes and fears, as they floated slowly across the swelling bosom of j the beautiful harbor. The State House occupies a commanding posi- I tion, and from its dome, as flue a land scape ! stretches away ou either side as the eye can wish ! to rest on. On one side is the Severn river, winding gracefully amid sunny slopes and clumps of trees, with cosy farm buildings, nestled aloug its banks, growing wider and mote stately as it approaches the city, until at last, like everything else, it is lost in eternity. On the other side, the blue waters of the harbor opening out into the distant Bay, where “white-winged birds of com merce” pass to and fro on their errands of peace aud prosperity. On the first floor of the Capitol lies an old can non brought over by the first settlers under Lord Baltimore and dug out of the St. Mary’s river in 1824. The Senate Chamber is sacred as the place where George Washington resigned his commis sion as Commander-in-Chief of the ’'army w'hen the hard strugglo of the Revolution was ended. The Adjutant General’s room is sacred as the depositary of the old standards of the Maryland Regiments now in the field, torn with many a deadly shot and bearing the names of the bloody fields over which their brave defeuders carried them, —each a striking epoch iu the history of our State and Nation. The two busiest officers we met at Annapolis were Gov. Bradford and Adjt. Gen. Berry.— Theirs is that patient, untiring industry which hesitates at no task. When these offices are filled by men less zealous for the public weal, the peo ple of the State may appreciate their present la bors and sacrifices. We took the House of Delegates to be a pass able body of men, not by any means the best that the State might have sent there. Too ma ny members have been chosen as a reward for real or supposed services elsewhere; too many, without any special qualifications, have been thrown above better men by the mere )see-sau> circumstances of the war. As a body they do not seem to realize the important legislation de manded of them. Some of the members seem to imagine they were sent there to loaf iustead of to work. Too many sit with their heels toward the speaker, instead of their heads. Too many are afflicted with the gab disorder. And we con fess to a feeling of regret,Jwhen we remembered how far the session was spent, and found mem bers practicing the windiest school-boy oratory on questions of more local and trivial importance, while tho School Bill, the Militia Law, the Reg istration and Township acts, were not j r et taken up. Nc> r were we very favorably impressed with the scholarship of one of the members, who in a blustering desk-pounding, fist-pitching style, compared the Legislature to’nn “oses in the dee sert,” aud tlieu talked about “conciliating his brce-thejrn,” “and bilia the scum out o’ the Uniou party;”—though what all this had to do with tho question before the House, we failed to ' see. (We hope this member will vote for the new School Bill.) The Baltimore county members are conveni ently seated in a prominent part of the Hall, and will compare favorably in personal appearance , and general intelligence with the Delegation from any other part of the State. We had the pleasure of hearing Messrs. Stothower and Lusby 1 make a few pointed and well-timed remarks on a motion under discussion. Mr. Slothower is probably the oldest member of our Delegation, i aud though not personally acquainted with him, we take him to be an industrious and valuable member. There is attention in his eye, energy in his step, business in his manner, and we im agine the imerest?,.of the county are well guard ed in his care. - A Good One. , Somewhere in the outskirts of Hartford : there is a Mission School that has the rep utation of being rather “noisy,” so much so that those appointed to take charge of i jt generally resign in a few weeks. Last Sunday, the school being destitute of a su ■ periutendent, a prominent manufacturer of ■ Norwich, Conn., volunteered for the day. Having called the school to order, and got most of them seated, ‘Boys,’ said lie, inount ing the platform, ‘let’s see if we can't have it still,’ and he put himself iu a quiet pos ture for the school to imitate. As there was some noise—‘Boys,’ said he, ‘we can have it stiller, I know;’ and walking to the front part of the stage and raising his hand, ‘now let’s see if we can’t bear a pin drop.’ .... All was silence, when a little fellow in back part of the room, cocking his ear and placing himselfin an attitude of breath less attention, spoke out — ‘Let her drop T The stern features of the superintendent are said to have slightly relaxed. Rules for Measuring Grain. Messrs Editors :—I venture to offer you for publication the following rules formeas | uring grain. Dimensions are taken in inch es, and the Winchester bushel—the stand ard of the United States—contains 2150- : 42 cubic inches : To measure grain in a bin, multiply the product of the length, breadth and depth by 10, and divide by 21504 for the number of bushels. To measure grain in heaps, multiply the sum of the perpendicular andslaut heights, their difference, and tho perpendicular : height together , and divide the product by i .00048 when it is heaped in the middle of a ; floor; by .00024 when heaped against the I sides of a barn ; by 00012 when it is heap ! ed iu the corner of a barn ; and in each j case the last product will be the answer in bushels.— Scientific American. think, said a farmer, “I should make a good congressman, for I use their lan guage. I received tw r o bills the other day, with a request for immediate payment.— The one I ordered to be laid on the table, the other to be read that day six moitofis. 1 Men’s lives should be like the days, more beautiful in tho evening; or, like the season, a glow with promise, and the au i turan rich with golden sheaves ; where good works and deeds have ripened on the field. . resolutions are worse than none at all; it only proves to us we d) not carry out tbe dictations of our own con science, and exposes our weakness. S£TA contemporary suggests that a mil itary leader should not be all head or all heart. He should be at least half plack. jjrJosh Billings says, “I was once axed if I believed in the salvation of raeu, and I said I did, but let me pick the men.” £9*lt is right to be contented with toliat w? fcftye, bqt imer we we, NO. 11.