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' VOL. 1.1 “CATOCTI\ CLA RIOIV,” A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Containing ii carefully prepared abstract of the News of the Day; a Historical sketch of Past Events in Frederick county; Foreign ami Domestic Intelligence; Topics of the Times; carefully prepared Markets; items of Interest, political or otherwise; Local Intelligence, and a rare selection of instructive Reading. Teems—$1 50 in advance; $2 00 at the end of the year. Singh; copies—5 cents. KATES OK ADVERTISING. Transient Advertisements to be paid for invariably in advance. One Square, four insertions or less $1 50 “ “ each subsequent inscr. 50) “ “ two months ; : : 2 50 “ " three months: : II 50; “ “ six months : ; ; 0 00j “ “ one year : : ; : 9 00i Twelve lines constitute a square, Ifif A liberal deduction made to yearly | advertisers. *„* Local or special notices fifteen cents' a line. JOB PRINTING executed with neat-; ness and dispatch, and on liberal terms. — ) Materials all new and a good impression guarantied, dob Work—CASH ON DELIVERY. ‘•In Leaven Tis Always May.” The Golden Aye prints the following poem, written by a lady in the South, on hearing of the death of Alice Cary, and j reading one of her last poems called “ The j Flight of the Birds; ” 1 hear the birds, who in this clime Of endless Spring are dwelling. Their happy thoughts, in artless rhyme, To one another telling; Though sweet each silvery-noted voice, I breathe a sigh as they rejoice. When on the blossom-laden trees A moment they are swaying. Or with tin; 1mlmy southern breeze Among the roses playing, Or resting in the ein’rald shade The cellars east across the glade;— Ever their joyous songs peal forth. With bright and gladsome presage: Yet would 1 send them to the North, . To bear a soothing message, And, to tiie hearts tbal mourn there, say | •■Jn Heaven above ’Iis always May.” j For know, dear 1 Brils, the poet friend Who loved you and your singing, j Who longed for winter s reign to end, ( That May might hasten, bringing j The feathered truants in her train To charm away long hours of pain;— ; Know ye, that white you linger here, ’Mill scenes of summer gladness, That friend lias sought a brighter sphere, t Afar from care and sadness. The May site longed on earth to see, Her soul has found eternally. Ave! loving hands have laid Iter down,] Beneath the snow to slumber; But far above, a starry crown, And joys no longue can number, i Of ceaseless song, ami fadeless (lowers, | A re hers within the angel bowers. | Vet go, ve birds; although no more She hears your chorus tender; Seek ve the hearts with sorrow sore, A ail comfort strive to render, pr singing, all the dreary day, ■ In Heaven above ‘tis always May.” Down the IIii.i.. —Tito evening of every man’s; life is coming on apace. Tin; ilav of life will soon be spent. Tin* 1 mn, though it may he up in mid-hea ven, will pass swiftly down the western ] sky, and disappear. W hat shall light ! up man’s path when the sun of life has! gone down? He must travel on to! the next World; hut what shall illtt-j mine his footsteps after the nightfall! of death, amid the darkness of his journev? Wh.it question more im-| portant, more practical, more solemn,) for each reader of our journal to ask himself? That is a long journey to \ travel without a friend. Vet ever; | man must perform it. The time is not | far distant when all men will begin| the journey. There is an evening star) in the natural world, Jts radiance is bright and beautiful, and cheering to the benighted traveler. But life’s evening star is in a good hope of Hea ven. Its beauty and brilliancy are reflected from the Sun of Righteous ness, who--e bright rays light up the) evening of life, and throw their radi- j ance quite across the darkness of the grave into Immanuel's hind. It has illuminated the footsteps of many a traveller into eternity. It is of priee- U value. A thousand worlds can not. purchase il ; yet it, is oll'ered with- j out money and without price to him who will penitently and thankfully receivc it. The Russian Czakovitth coming TO THE r.NITEI) STATES. — The Grand Duke Alexis, G/.aroviteh of Russia, oldest son of the Emperor Alexander, and heir apparent to the throne, will reach the United Slates, it is reported, about the 1st of June. lie and his suite will travel through America, then across the Pacific and by way of Asia homeward, thus going entirely around the world. The friendly sen timents existing between the Ameri can people and Russia ought to insure the young 1’rince a very cordial recep tion. Each Prisoner at the Ohio Peniten tiary costs $10.63 per year. The Clarion. “ Sweet friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear, To dig the dirt enclosed here; Blest he the man who spares these stones, And curst be he who moves my bones.” The above is said to be the inscrip tion which Shakespeare, the great English Poet composed, and request ed should be placed on his tombstone, after he was buried at the graveyard at Stratford-upon-Avon. The British Government were desirous that his re \ mains should be removed to Westmin ster Abbey, and a suitable monument I erected over the first Poet of the Age 1 —but upon reading his dying request, las stated above, they considered it | best not to disturb the bones of the illustrious dead. Upon the banks of | the Avon his sacred dust will remain until the trumpet of the Angel Ga briel shall be sounded. A Storm: in a Teapot.— The Re publicans and Democrats of Westmin ster are going to try conclusions for a political victory and defeat at the municipal election to be held in that j town on the ist of May. j The Princess Louise's wedding-cake was three stories high, on a golden stand, and weighed 2U(J pounds. It was embellished with royal arms, flow ers, fruits, monograms, cupids, like nesses of Louise and Lome, roses, shamrocks, thistles, birds, and sundry other things. For President, Vice President, Governor and State officers, Congress men, .Senators and members of the House of Delegates, political conside rations should influence the choice of i the people. For mere county minis- I terial officers, clerks, sheriffs, etc., and | for municipal officers, partisan politics j should not be introduced as a test: | and they never were introduced in I this county from 177(5 until 1840, or I about there. But says a political j philosopher at onr elbow, if one party j will make tbe test, draw thr li»r of i demarcation, the other party' to get I even, must do likewise. It is very | true that is the way things are man ! aged now-a-days ; but the practice is dl wrong; and two wrongs don’t ! make one right. . ! Official returns of the election in j the District of Columbia on Thursday, the 20 1 h in.-t., for Delegate to Con gress, give General Chipman, the Re- I publican candidate, lb,190 ; Richard j T, Merrick, 11,084: Chipman's ma jority, 4,1 lb. The House of Delegates consists of fifteen Republicans and seven Democrats. The Council is ap pointed by the President, and Frede rick Douglass (colored) is one of them. The official count of the State Hoard of Canvassers of the Connecticut elec ■ tion held at Hartford on the 21st in ! slant, gives English (Dem.) 47,402: j .Jewel I. ( Rep.), 47,450. Scattering. 17. ; This gives English a majority of 2b, land makes him the Governor for I another year. The balance of the i Republican State ticket are chosen by Ismail majorities. The Roman Catholics and the I Colored People.—The Vnfholic Mir | r»r, of last week, published the follow- I ing circular from Archbishop Spald ' ing; We hereby certify and make known j to all whom it may concern, and es | pcdally, for the present, to all the R. verend Clergy of Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s counties, that we have, vwfu propria, appointed the Rev. Francis F. Boyle as Travelling Missionary in our Archdiocese, forthe benefit of the colored people, to give special lectures and instructions for I them, in aid of the local pastors, to whom we hereby warmly recommend bis mission, asking their special aid and co-operation for the same, and nothing doubting that, with the Di vine assistance, it will result in great i spiritual benefit to the colored breth j ren. Martin J. Spaldiso, Archbishop of Baltimore. John Dougherty, Chancellor. The Sacramento Union denounces the Lower California Colonization scheme, declaring that its real object is to induce the Government to pur chase worthless Territory from Mexico nominally, but really from the com . pany, which is composed largely of members of Congress and other Amer f iean politicians. -♦♦♦- f«rT' Nothing shows the true char • actor of the insurrectionist in Paris • better than the war which it makes upon the churches and the clergy— | the latter of whom it arrests, and the former it despoils. There is in this ! the true flavor of the Pvcigu of Terror ' in 179-5. n£€HAMlCSl'OWi\, MD., SATURDAY, APRIL 49, 1811. Soldiers’ llonu‘N(cml Law. No law was enacted during the last session of Congress giving land-boun i. ties to soldiers who served in the Un ion armies during the rebellion, the ■ general impression to that effect re f suiting from the passage, in the House ■ of Representatives, of a bill which. • failed in the Senate. The only pro- 1 1 vision of the Homestead act which' I does not equally apply to citizens and 1 "! soldiers was passed in July last, and j ' contained the following section: t| Sr.r. 25. And he it further ciiaclcd. I I That every private soldier and officer! i who has served in the army of the [I United States during the rebellion.! I for 90 days, and remained loyal to the ■ government, and every seaman, ma-1 f rine, and ollleer, or other person, whoi i has served in the navy of the I nitcdl ■ Slates, or in the Marino corps, or rev enue marine, during the Rebellion for 90 days and remained loyal to the government, shall, on the payment of ' i the fee or commission to any register | 1 or receiver of any land ofliee required , ? j bv law be entitled to enter one-quar- ter section of land, not mineral, of the alternate reserved sections of public! lands along the lines ohany one of the railroads or public works in the United J States whereafter public lands have I been or may be granted by Act of I Congress, and to receive a patent j therefor under and by virtue of the! provisions of the act to secure home-1 ' steads to actual settlers on the public domain," &e. , The effect of this section u to give - to soldiers and sailors who serve' 1 dur- f ‘ ing the rebellion, the right to enter |. It’ll) acres of land, held at $2.50 an . I acre, instead of SO acres, the maxi 1! murn amount of this land which others s are allowed to enter. ii Tm: Pkkss and the 1’ri.Pir. —A r correspondent of the Boston Keenin'] .1 Journal, writing from New York, says: v “Of all men the Evangelical minis- I irv Lave tlio I.'iu t cause to complain t of the secular press. It circulates y more religious news than the combined - Tract Sodcties of the world. For s merly the Church had to wait for the t May meetings or the great anniver saries to know what had been going Ion. Now everything is published II from day to day. Religious news ’> conies not only from different portions ‘ nf this country, but from all the world ! * with war news, news political, finan cial and social. All religious meet- 1 ‘ ings, convocations and popular ser 'fi|mons are reported for the secular d press, with an enterjiri.se and an ac ’■ curacy that is marvellous." i. It is stated in the papers that the Hon. Gerrit Smith, of i’oterboro’. Madison countv, New York, is about i- submitting his views upon the present : position of political affairs. Mr. Smith !' is a far-seeing Rhilosojiher, and has ’ a strong hold ujion the judgment of e the country. ' The Democratic National Con vention will hold its next session for y the nomination of President and Vice .. President at the City of .St, Louis. A considerable storm occurred in the State of California on the J7th inst. n It was general throughout the State and was accompanied by thunder and e lightning in localities where no such , phenomena were ever before witnessed, t Brigham Young, the Grand High 0 Priest of the Latter Day Saints, has „ been doing his family shopping in e Chicago, his purchases comprising e twenty-six dupes and mantillas for r the Mesdames Young, and thirty-six n swallow-tailed coats to his own mea | sure. 1 Among the current periodicals arc I the Liv ing Age, the Iron Age and the - Golden Age. The Sausage Age hasn't t come yet, though there is something - that looks ft little like* it in the Three Links, an Odd Fellows’ paper. tdH'" That bright particular slar that you sec in the west just aftei sunset is the great j Janet Venus, which will be the great evening star ( until next September, In a brief Temperance item, the 0 other day, the Toledo Blade attempted to say something about “the chief if point in a battle,” wlnn the perverse ■- type got it the “chief pint in a bottle." "When Adilm and Eve partook of the tree of knowledge, did they study the higher branches? arch winds and April showers 1 make May flowers and freckles. e Texas has a now game in cards— is one holds a revolver, the other holds t the cards. A coroner holds the in quest. For the Catoetin Clarion. The Von hr Commercially. No. L Mn. Editor : —We propose, in a few plain and familiar articles, to direct , I the attention of young business men ' in regard to certain points which, if ! received, may bo turned to profitable [account. Our object is to stimulate I to grea' w improvement. We take it i ! for granted that sufficient business tact j i is already developed, at least so much as will assist them for the present, and to ensure their future success,! I certain things can be brought out to 1 I influence such a course as will be i adapted to a more thorough and sue-! jeessful course to ensure a frosperous, future, j It would be well to ponder over i many things incident to the conflicts in business life. Experience is a great teacher, and the great counsellor in life. By it we can !>• j troll tally di j reeled in all things. We only know how to realize benefits from having gone through a routine wf duties. It will, as a director, encourage or ad-, monish us from the example of others.' It will, like a beacon light, warn us of, future breakers and assist us to main-[ tain proper distances; it jtrosjterous it will suggest the manner of its con- 1 | tinuance, and if adverse will teach how to extricate and ward off the dif ; tieullies. If there be anything suggestive tec voting men starting out in business, it is the great lesson and matter of experience derived from a senior source, which it would be well to ex amine into and ponder over. “ J here is manv a slip between the clip and the lip'," is an old saying: and which has I ecu verified in manifold instan-j C's. The business relations with re spect to competition with others is 1 fivpiently of a checkered character. i In entering upon a commercial career. I prospects may be very flattering and 1 yerv encouraging for the time being, 1 j Imt clouds of discouragement* may j d arise in the horizon in a very brief I ! space of time to prostrate, if possible, ■ all previous fuccess. While the sun ■ of prosperity shines, it is cheering; ■ but when obscured by lowering clouds r it calls for earnest, energetic, and 1 straight-forward going character to ■ achieve cheering results, « Great cautiousness should ob- I served from flattering sources. Many ■ a young man starting out in business ■ has realized an amount of flattery, not - intended to encourage, him in Ids bus r‘incus, but to feed and increase Lis ■ vanity, and afterward, by an under handed way, not seen or dreamed of, to involve in difficulties whereby to II defeat future success. There is a class of persons who are very silent, and I who arc ready to encourage an enter prise with the view of breaking up 1 monopolies in their communities, and ‘ so long as an honest and straight-for ■ I ward going character is manifest, so fl long will they encourage it; but de ceive litem and you sacrifice that pa tronage, Others will make a great . noise about your business, especially • | if you sell them some articles a few . cents less than can be purchased else where. They will certainly give you the praise for selling cheap; you can ■ beat all others around; but these are , poor props to rest on, they want the ■ longest end of the string. Some again , will come and take a survey of your i goods, not to purchase, but merely to i price certain articles, which may draw | out the utterance, “it is tolerably good . for the price." A .'ter gratifying their curiosity, they shower many good . wishes on you for your future success i without giving you a drop of comfort in some tangible way to prove their sincerity, but, “hope you'll succeed." Thus they leave you to report their observations, either in a commending or discouraging way to others as to your fitness and characteristics in your business calling. W’e repeat, great ] cautiousness should be observed in (he commencement of vour business, and keep your eyes and ears open as to the ' future, especially if a commercial re vival should be attempted. UmmiUburg, J hi. X. V. Z. A story is told in Oregon about a , voung man who proposed in a Sun day-school that a “committee of young ■ ladies and gentlemen be appointed to , raise children for the Sabbath-school." A minister asked a tipsy fellow, F leaning up against a fence, where he expected to go when he died. “ If 1 can't get along any better than 1 do . now," he said, I shan't go anywhere." “Is it wrong to cheat a lawyer?" - was recently very ably discussed by ; the members of a debating society. — The conclusion arrived at was that it was not wrong, but impossible. The Pillaged Churches. | Advices from Paris say that tho Churches of the Madeleine and As sumption have been pillaged by the ' mob. The former of these stands at j the western end of the Boulevards, I and was commenced in 1764 by Con 's taut d lvry and continued by Con- I ture. The revolution of 1789 put a (stop to the work, but Napoleon I., I having determined to transform the 'building into a Temple of GV*rv, or-, I dered Vignon to comjdete it. At the| restoration of the Bourbons, Louis j jxvill. changed the Madeleine again into a church, and decreed that it should contain monuments to the memory of Louis XVI. and XVII., ! Marie Antoinette and Madame Eli/a ! both. It was finally finished during ' the reign'of Louis Philippe, under the i direction ofM. Iluve. The total cost : is, estimated at 18,079,000 francs. The Madeleine stands on an elevated plat form, 328 fact by 138, and is ap proached at each end by a flight of steps, extending along the length | of the facade. In form and propor tions it i« Grecian ; a calonade of 62 Corinthian columas, aach feet high bv 164 in eircumfarenea, aurrouads it ! _ll5 on each side, 14 in the southern ; portico and 8 in the aortharu, Niahes in the walls contain statuaa of saints. J and the whole entablature and ceiling ! of the colonnade are covared vrilL a 1 profusion of elaborate sculpture. The pediment of the southern front con . tains an immense alto reliefo by Lc ] main*, 120 feet in length by 144 in i height to the angle. The northern ' portico is plain. The bronze doors, designed by Triquetti, ara magnificent in conception and execution; they measure 33 feet by 164, and display in bars relief illustrations of the Ten Commandments. 'ihe church itself consists af a vast nave, literally inter rupted bv four piers on each side, fronted with lofty fluted Corinthian 1 columns supporting colossal arches on which rests three cupolas with sky ■ lights and compartments gorgeously i' gilt, the corners being supported by ■ figures of the apostles in alto relict o. ■ I The walls are incrusted with the f richest marbles, the ceilings of nave , jam! choir are. superbly frescoed, and I paintings and statuary lend their at ; j tractions and add to the splendors ol 0 La Madeleine. II The Church of the Assumption is ' located on the Bue 8t. llonoro, and j formerly belonged to a convent of ■ | nuns called Les J hones <le I Assoinv ; lion. It was begun in 1670, after ue ; | signs bv Errard. and finished in 1676. 1 i In 1802 it became the parish church -I of the first arrondissemenl, to supply -'the place of another which was de - j molished in 1789. TheTcdifice is cir , | eular, surmounted by a dome 62 feet • j in diameter, with a lantern supported s bv reversed consoles and bearing a Ijgili cross. r j he portico is Corinthian. -jTho dome is painted in tresco by La > I fosse, and ornamented with roses in 11 octagonal compartments. It contains • j two pictures, the birth of the \ irgin, i by Sauvoe, and a St. Jerome. The - j Church of the Assumption is a chapel -1 of ease to the Madeleine. • Behind the Veil. —It is not ' i always the practice of ] >retty ladies to • wear a veil. Not even coquetry will i dispense with the pleasure of showing i a lovely countenance and the most ’ modest and retiring beauty likes to be ‘ admired for the regularity and deli i cacv of her features. These reflections passed rapidly > through the mind of a well-known 1 New Orleans magistrate riding up 1 town recently. By his side sat a lady, •i who from a single glance of her coun- I tenanco he imagined that he knew. — : At least he ventured the remark that the day was pleasant. “Yea,” murmured the female. “Why do you wear a veil?” in ’ quired the dispenser of justice. “Lest J attract attention.” 1 “It is the province of gentlemen to 1 admire,’replied the gallant man of law. “Not when they are married.” “But J m not." “Indeed 1’ “(>h, no; Em a bachelor !” The ladv quietly removed her veil, .disclosing ’to the astonished magistrate the face of Lis mother-in-law. He had business elsewhere suddenly. Mt. Alto Iron works near Waynes boro’ Ba., were destroyed by lire on Sunday afternoon, 8th inst. The forge buildings, dwelling house, store room, stabling, <kc., were entirely con sumed. Loss from five to ton thou sand dollars. A bag of silver containing $40 in American, French and Mexican pieces was found bv the workmen while tear ing down the old Mountain City House in Cumberland last week. It was found between the ceiling and the rafters, but no one knows how it came 1 here. L\o. 9. I For the Catoctin Clarion. I Carrollton, Carroll Co., Md.,) April 2-Uh, 1871. j j Editor "Clarion”—Dear Sir:— j In these trying times, what a pleasure ' it would bo if each person would car j ry out the true principles of "Friend- I ship, Love and Truth,” Friendship, i true friendship, is a flower that blooms in all seasons; everywhere cheering ! by Its exquisite and indescribable I charms. No surveyed chart; no na j tional boundary line, no rugged moun | tain or steep declining vale, put a limit to its growth. Wherever it is watered with the dews of kindness and affection, there you may be sure to find it. Allied in close companion ship with its twin-sister charity, it enters the abode of sorrow and wretch edness, and causes happiness and peace ; it knocks at the lonely and dis consolate heart, and speaks words of encouragement and joy. Its eternal and universal fragrance dispels every poiaoncd thought of envy, and purifies the mind with a holy and priceless contentment, which all the pomp and power of earth could not bestow. In vain do we look for it in the actions of the proud end aristocratic votaries of fashion; the love of self-display and of the false and fleeting pleasures of the world has banished it forever from their hearts. In vain do we look for it in those who envy their fellow ! men ; who with loud laugh and ex | tended hands proclaim obedience to its laws, while at the same time the j cancer of malice and envy is enthroned in their hearts and active on their tongues. True friendship can only bo found to bloom in (he soil of a noble and self-sacrificing heart; there it has a perennial summer ; a never ending season of felicity and joy to its happy possessor, casting a thousand rays of love and peace to all around. The Clarion is highly appreciated in Carrollton. Yours respectfully, Enterprise. <’ B T V H « T E L, FREDERICK CITY , MARYLAXD., F. B. CAKLIN, Proprietor. THIS popular and well known Hotel, I having been thorough - renovated, offers ■j many advantages to the travelling public. 'I’he exterior of the Hotel, which is now | four stories, presents a beautiful appear ■ ance, and will compare favorably with any I structure of the kind in the State The tu r tire arrangements of the Hotel are in keep ing with its outward appearance, and is supplied with every modern improvement and convenience, and has been newly fur . nifthed throughout at a very heavy cost. No i pains or expenses will he omitted to pro • mote the comfort of guests. The enviable reputation the Hotel has acquired since the undersigned has taken ' charge of it, furnishes the most satisfactory evidence of his ability to please all who | may favor him with their patronage. ( There is attached to the Hotel a spacious Billiard Hoorn, newly lilted up, a Barber ■ Shop, Bath House, Ac. Attentive and polite servants will always i he in attendance to wait upon guests during the day or at any hour of the night. Hespeclfull v, FRANK I!. CABLIN', apl LVly Proprietor. The New Yorkj Tribune says there is a tough time coming for poor Brig ham Young, for the Lion of Utah is to ' be boarded in bis den. The llev. Messrs. McDonald of Boston, Boole of ' New York, and Inskip of Baltimore, start next month fora missionary tour ! across the plains, taking with them a big tent capable of holding 4,000 per sons. After attending to the regen eration of California, the reverend gentlemen will move homeward via Salt Lake, where they will set up their huge tabernacle, and hold an old fashioned camp-meeting directly un der Brigham's patriarchial nose. It is said that a great many Mormons wore formerly Methodists and are home-sick.for the old fold. Our own opinion is, that with free preaching in I'tab the Mormon system of concu binage, at least, hasn t twenty years' life in it. Bap Bargains.—Once a Sabbath school teacher remarked that he who luivs the truth makes a good bargain ; and inquired if any scholar recollected an instance in Scripture of a had bar gain. "J do," replied a hoy. "Esau made a had bargain when lie sold his birth right for a mess of pottage.” A second said, "Judas made a had bargain when he sold his Lord fur thirty pieces of silver." A third boy observed, "Our Lord tells us that he makes a bad bargain, who, to gain the whole world, loses his own soul." I have seen a good many hoys in my time who have made had bargains. Some change the Sunday School for the street ; and home for wicked com pany ; and tho Bible for had hooks; and health for tobacco. They always get the worst of it. Bovs, look out 1 for thcce bad bargain:.', A \vpcr.