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VOL. I.] “CATOCTIM CLARION,” A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Containing a carefully prepared abstract; r the News of the Day; a Historical! sketch of Past Events in Frederick county; j Foreign and Domestic Intelligence; Topics ! of the Times; carefully prepared Markets; I Items of Interest, political or otherwise; Local Intelligence, and a rare selection of , instructive Reading. j Tkkms—sl 50 in advance; $2 00 at the . end of the year. JSSy Single copies—3 cents. I KATKS or ADVKHTIMX'O. i Transient Advertisements to lie paid for : i invariably in advance. 11 One Square, four insertions nr less $1 50 1 , •• •• each subsequent Riser. 50 ( • l “ two months ; 2 50 “ 11 three months: I •" at) •• “ six months : ; : 000 “ “ cue year : : : : 000 Twelve lines constitute a square, syy A liberal deduction made to yearly advertisers. *** Local or special notices fifteen cents i a line. .1015 PRINTING executed with neat-;, ness anil dispatch, and on liberal terms. — Materials all new and a good impression / guarantied. ! Job Work—CASH ON DELIVERS . | 1 1 June's Invitation lo Gather Mnnvherries. i nv xiiis. Niu.i.n: f-Vsteh. C-omc vhen the sun ushers in the new morn- ' ing, _ | Come when the light sheds its rosiest ; tx ains. : , (dome v hen the bee?- have commenced their 1 ■' low humming, To waken the flowers from out their i sweet dreams. j t Come >there ibe liill side Is clothed in long 1 grasses. Whose cheek is first kissed, ns the sun paves by, ' II Come where the dewdrnps, with diamond-j i Illumine the meadows on whose breast) . I I they lie. Come irtth a love r.ong of thanks and re-j t j"i< ing, j\ Clinic with a step. lamding mid free, j ] Come with tin- red-blood through every), vein rusbnur. 1 j (• bey ing the mandates of licaltii'n rffettle. 1 i i Lightly, walk lightly ; ill*' earth you arc', 1- hailwvicd: veiling May tine just passed on before'— v . ' Ami scattered ail over the ground she was 1 1 t reaft’ng jj Sum. jew els from out the bright necklace ] she wore. \ ] hav them guarded well—ns the daintiest : ‘ Uvn-im s I Bequeathed lo my care by the soft oh ing , Spring; 'j And bid yon partake, without number or measure, I) Of Die emerald-leaved strawberry rubies!) i bring. 1 1 fHep. ami with a gentle force break the frail meshes Of mosses ami sunbeams which girdle them round; And say if the divers in ocean's recesses Have ever more glowing or purer gems found. No coral could gleam with a lovelier radi ance. No pendants of [Marls with their grace e’en compare; Nor costliest perfume emit such rare fra grance As Nature distilled and embodied here. Now up to your mouth the luscious fruit gather. And as it is dyed with their rich crimson stain, Kesolvc that the poisonous grape juice shall never Corrupt the sweet lips where a etrnw bt rry’s lain. “ A place for everything and every thing in its place," said an old man to bis daughter. "Select not a wife, my son, who will ever step over a broom slick. ’ The son was obedient to the lesson. “Now,” said he, pleasantly, on a May day to one of his companions, "I appoint this broomstick to choose me a wife. The young lady who will not step over it shall have the oiler of my band. ' They passed from the splendid sa loon to the grove. Homo tumbled over the broomstick, others jumped over it. At length a young, lady stooped and put it in its place. The promise was; fulfilled. She became the wife of an educated and wealthy young man, and he the husband of a pru dent. industrious and lovely wife.— He brought a fortune to her, and she knew how to save one. It is not easy to decide which was under the great est obligations; both were rich and each enriched the other. IlfeV- Tim Kmperor "William, of Ger many, to whose arbitration the question was referred by the Treaty of Wash ington, has decided in favor of the claims of the United States in the Ran Juan Boundary Li-a-e between this country and British North America on the Northwest Coast. A vountr ladv at a ball was asked bv a lover of serious poetj-v whether slie had .men Cnibhe’s Tales- "Why, no," she answered, ' I did not know crabs had tails. ' [From the Sunday Tdcgram.] THE BI L\S OF ROME. BT COX/. JOHN K. JOHNSTON. The is no spot more ftfplcte with in terest to the historian than the capital of Rome. The name of itself is full of expression. In the Roman capital the seeds of that mighty power were planted which made that empire the glory of the civilized world. In this present capitol, at the time we visited it, there was but one single Senator,- aud he appointed by the Pope, He amuses himself holding court and in dulging any other little diversion which his fancy may suggest. The ancient capitol has long since vanished. The present was designed by Michael Angelo, it reflects but little credit upon the reputation of so great a man, for it is neither sublime nor beautiful. It looks like three pal aces built by as many rich army sut lers, all of whom wished to live near each other and hud ordered residences for themselves alone. Hence the Rome of to-day is altogether unlike! the Rome of Cato, the Censor. i In the centre of the Plaza is a statue of Marcus Aurelius—the most exqui sitely executed work of it" kind now extant. Jn this building artists and poets were once crowned witii wreat hes and laurels by the hands of distin-j guishod Si nators. In the presence of j rank, beauty, fashion and learning. I and amid strains of sweetest music and the accents of patriotic recitations, were these distinguished personages thus honored. The interior of the Capitol, as it is. | has an air of “shabby genteel.' but j not reedy elegance. The building next to the Vatican is tilled with the' most rare and exquisite statuary—| Here are seen the Dying Gladiator.! the Venn* of the Capitol, and uany works by Canova ; also the celebrated bronze wolf. The gallery nf pictures is a wonderful success, (over the left hi being about as badly executed as they’ well could be. I have probably seen 1 worse in Europe, but this is doubtful.' 'Dip reader will here pardon a little igression. It really makes me fed nito sail when 1 see ho malty persons >o--sessing great strength lit their idles, while in their brains they are teaker than a eat. David was a mall man physically, Imt he roon de aolished Sampson. Uttr readers will eadily reettll these pugilists. They tad a little tight some years ago in a omitry far more Oriental than tliat n which 1 now write—not an intel cctnal contest, hut a struggle for the belt. In all countries there is muscle and mind and science and soul, but the more that is written on the musele I lie more do the masses appreciate it. There will be a big weeping and wail ing and gnashing of teeth some day, when the newspapers will revel in the entertainment, and struggle as to who shall got the news first. I was sadly disappointed on my first visit to Home. I had often heard of it as the ’’Eternal City" now clothed in magnificent ruins. The mere men tion of "ruin’" is poetry to an artist's ears, unless it be the ruin of (he hu man system. Every feature of the broken outlines of these ruins is filled with poetic sentiment. There is a graceful desolation in every broken column, and in every displaced stone. They are everywhere met with, wreathed in ivy, and the battlements and high walls are covered with <t drapery of long grass. Many of these nuns, however,, are not placed in good position for the eye. They do not stand alone in (heir solitary grandeur, but I could fix them just to strit artiste if allowed. You often find them jumbled in places where you would least expect to find anything of the kind. The temple of Antonins the Pius has been converted into a Custom House. The mausoleum of Augustus is filled with small houses. The beau tiful columns of the Theatre of Mar cellas are struck upon the walls of the Undid Palace, and in the basement all kinds of mean shops are to be seen.— Ancient grandeur seems to- have been totally forgotten, and all appear bent upon the accumulation of money. livery ruin in Rome has devoted and admiring students, and many of these-shapeless and mouldering fab rics have been the scene of antiquarian discussions, in which the most sub stantial points have been lost in the dust. * The volumes which have been writ ten on Rome would make a large library in itself. Take a walk to the Basilica of Constantine, or the Temple ot Minerva. No one ever thinks of the. follies which lie sleeping in the archives of the Vatican. 'J ho \ atican is the Pope's Palace- Pio IX. I saw him often, and he is just my idea of a good Christian, and just the man to be at the head of such a church —P- church euibod' inv so MECHMICSTOWV, HID., SATURDAY, JI VI) 10, 1871. much poetry, music, art and charity. I was raised a blue stocking of the purest order —Presbyterian to the none, but the liberality, generosity and kindness which I have seen in the Roman Catholic Church, have con vinced me fhat it must be a good re ] ligion, or it ncYer could have stood the ' test of time, | The Forum, about which so much I has been said and written, was merely | an open space, surrounded by porti coes and buildings. This was over shadowed with the power and majesty of the Romans. Here the politics of the then World were discussed. All who approach this spot, must do so with a feeling of reverence, and all who stand in its presence, arc lost in wonder and admiration. Members of I the legal profession,- especially, must I pay honuige to the place where juris prudence was moulded into a perfect! system. Within the precincts of the Forum etcry foot of ground has been, the held of controversy; every ruin lias more than once changed its name. No one knows the exact length of the Forum as it existed in its original] form. The French were the first toj remove the rubbish, and clean out a ( part of the present Forum. This they ) did in Napoleon's time as they did at Pompeii. Cardinal Gonsalvi is said: to have dune much in the Pupal States in unearthing the great minds of Hie I past century; but nothing has been] dune for many years in the way of! exploring. In my next, I propose to speak of Rome as presented in some of its many other interesting and inviting aspects.i Mrs. Fair Sentenced to be llnnged.i San J"ih* o. —The de fence in Mrs. Fail's rase had intro duced affidavits to impeach another of tin* jurors, named Littlefield. Judge] Dwinnello said he would hear these af fidavits, but that alildavits in the mat-! ter must stop. It is evident perjury: has been committed. I pon the con clusion of the argument on 1 ho pari of i M rs. Fair’s counsel, the J udge informed 1 the counsel for the people that it was, useless for them to reply, as the at-| tempi to impeach 1 lie jury bad failed. 1 and he would overrule the exceptions' taken during the trial. He then] briefly alluded to tho crime, and the) long and impartial trial which Mrs. | Fair hud bad, and then sentenced | Laura 1h Fair to be hanged on the] 28th of Julv. A remarkable scone| theft ensued. Mrs Fair maintained | almost her tinnsal compo'Uire, but the] strong-minded women, who had at j tended throughout the trial, manifest ed their sviupatliv in tlm most osten ] tations manner Mrs. Enuly Pitts; Stevctis, the leader of the party, em bracing the prisoner's mother, and then going to the reporters' desk, tell ing them she Imped they were satisfied now, <kc,, ike. These demonstrations were continued until the Court was closed. I f is- believed Governor Haight will not interfere. The Ikon Bah,—A bar of iron, worth $5, worked into horse shoes, is worth $10.50 ; made into needles, it is worth 8:’i.55 ; made into penknife blades, it is worth $-'1,285; made info balance springs of watches, it is worth $250,000. What a drilling the poor bar must undergo to resell all that. But. ham mered and beaten and ponnded and rolled and polished, how was its value increased' It might well have quivered and complained under the hard knocks it got; but were they not all necessary to draw out its flue qual dies? And so. children, all trie drilling and training to which you ©re sub jected in youth, and which often seems av hard to von, serve to bring out your nobler and finer qualities, and fit you fur more responsible posts, and greater usefulness in the world. Mfr A patron of a certain newspa per once said to the publisher: "Mr. Printer, how is it you have never called on mo for to pay for your paper ?]’ “Oh," said the man of typos, "we never ask a gentleman for money.' “Indeed,” replied (be patron, “how do you manage to get along when they don't pay you ?" “'Why,” said the editor, "after a certain time wo conclude he is no gen tleman and we ask him.” “Oh —ah —yes —I see. Mr. Editor, please give me a reefipt," and hands him over <v V, "Make rny name all right on your books.” JSsT* The Democratic Mayoralty Convention of the City of Baltimore, met at the haw Building, corner of Lexington and Bt. Paul streets, on last Monday, the sth of June, and unan imously nominated Joshua Va.nsant ns the Democratic Conservative Can didate fur Mav rof that city. PL's elect ion i° regard 'd ns. quite certain. Fur the Catoctin Clarion. Fifty Yearn Ago. Ueminisnnce vnd incidents of Meehdnicstoten fifty years ngo—irith a sprinkling of a Wolf hunt and its incidents. Eiciienbaum, June Ist, 1871. From and inclusive of the stone school house and the United Brethren j Church on the hill, running nearly up jto the mountain, was one dense ami I unbrojeen .Vest; and as far down as] ■ where the Railroad crosses the pike, l ! mostly chestnut and oak, some of gi gantic sine,- so was also all (the now] j cleared land) between the Railroad i Depot and Apple’s Church. The trees! Were tall and dense,interspersed with] many small lakes ami ponds—now dry. j Persons were frequently lost in day-j light, and many after night fall wan dered about in it nearly all night.— j The spot where now stands Geo. H. j Johnson’s store, running down to Jones’ (licit Falls) factory, thence up. and down the stream for many miles. In 1810 J. Weller built a lilting forge in which for a number of years edge tools and pump augurs were manufac tured. About the same time J. Coti radl built a large brick woollen facto ry which was extensively carried on for a number of years: but in 1812 on its site was a, (mil factory carried] on by F, Troxell—nails then were made by hand —such as a cut nail was nearly unknown. Higher up on the] stream was the mill now standing: still farther up was the saw mill of Caj J. Coltrud Willhide. Then all was blank except rocks and forest until you reached Harman's, From the bend of the pike to Landers' mill and up towards llouzer s tannery all was one den.-e I’ofest, except a few small] [latches of cleared land. The earth was covered and so full: of rocks that no human being would] have supposed that it would be clean*. 11 in a hundred years, yet it has been] dune, and its productions are manifest! to ell Young people now-n-days think old people were fools fifty years! ago, and did not live well. 1 will] open their intellcd : I will prove tnj the contrary, ami speftk from happy experience—we lived ns well If nut j bet ter. Butler then we- Hj and 121 rents, ears <j and 8, choice beef •! and] chickens, no sale, (cat them), apples, peaches, pears, cherries—no sale, eat] them. Then it was, “come boy into] my orchard and get what you want.”] Now if you piek itp?n apple, sue you for it. pay tine and maybe imprison] you also. That’s the difference be-j tween fifty years ago and now. livery] other farmer had a brew, (still house), and all the refuse apples, peaches, eke ! were made into Liquid Fire, and the| best was sold from 18 to 25 cents per j gallon; now the same brings $2.5U| per gallon and more drunkards. 11. j Bouse also had a rtili house; so had) Yotison ; but house's land was one stone pile. He was asked why he did not remote them; he replied very gruffly, “I didn't put them there. So he stirred among them until he died, and left his silver in a hogshead old wheat—“and so voider,-” Nov, e ] 1 1 He sprinkling of a wollj limit nearly fifty years ago. There dwelt in the mountains Caj.t. Harman, and he had a bosom friend who we will call Christian; neither hunted wolves or bears unless they were to gether. So on n certain time they concluded on a hunt and proceeded on and over the mountain beyond) Billy Hewitt s house, fotir miles or] more beyond Catoctin Furnace. On a very high cliff of rocks they discov ered the lair cf the male wolf where he had lain the night previous: their dogs also gave occular evidence of the close proximity to the den, as they run back,-hair erect and tail down. A dog is cowardly in the presence of a superior enemy. Bo the Captain said, “Christian go down (say 150 feet) and make a reeonnoissaneelie did so, and the sequel will show the result. Dow|i and down he wont among the crags and fissures of the rocks, came tc a large opening into which he rtept, sliding along on his abderfflethf end slipping his faithful rifle by fiis side. Alter he got in about 100 feet,- he was confronted tfith one of the largest fe male wolves ever caught or killed in these mountains. Death stared him in the face in the most hideous form; he could neither advance or recede, or use his rifle. Luckily in front sortie j feet there was an opening like a ©him-1 ! ney, to which the infuriated beast] I rushed and up she scrambled. But] j Christian commenced to shout to the! j Captain, “Here comes a wolf as large] as a yearling calf,” and it was. But] the Captain being one of unerring) shot, poised his rifle, and as sit©! emerged shot her dead, and she fell; back into the hole. They then took) her out and got eight young ones be j side- calk'd this a good day s work*; and returned to yon© village. At a swbswjurWt period .. iv forty, years ©go, the father of Cajr Hut man came to the village very much excited, and said there was an enor mous wolf (his tracks indicated it) come to his barn, tore his sheep and two of his best hounds, and wanted some one to come on immediately and hunt him up, This Was good news for wolf hun ters, so the father of Christian, then 75 years old, was apprised of it, and nothing would do but he must go along. Wc biv.ouckcd on (he second | ridge of the South Mountain, North of Getz's run, which empties into Hunting creek, and as one of the characteristics of the wolf is to howl , before he starts oft a hunt for his prey, so will he howl when he returns close to his den. Accordingly we took our watch by turns duj>inc-(he night, and about 3 in the mortifhg we heard the dismal howl in a direct Tine from where we lay towards your village on the South-east side from ns. In a hun ter's phrase we ‘'struck a bee lino.''— Unfortunately we had a miserable old cur along, not. worth a farthing. But we came within 100 yards of the den; the old onr raft inlo the laurel aftd bushes, barked and whined, but the old Nimrod said, “he lies, he was always good for nix passed on, hun ted all the rocks, hollow trees, and all to no purpose. But a few days after the GetZ.s came along over our route, deflected a little to the right and there found under (he roots of a tree a litter of wolves. So we were non c-st coma tihus. Li.ntjE.nwai.d. Horace Greeley, in Ids late! speeches in Texas, confirms the state ment of observing men more than three months ago, that life aftd pro perty are safe in Texas. The people of that Slat ; more than their neigh bors appreciate the necessity for pre serving order, and their great Com monwealth is now reaping the reward in an era of prosperity and peace.— They understand the “situation," and immigration will in the next few years, when the Southern Pacific Railroad) from Memphis to El Paso and San Diego shall have been built, make fur it a future far beyond the dream eft even its most enthusiastic citizens, How Ugliness Becomes Beautiful. A beautiful face is one of Hod's beautiful works; but he has made more beautiful tilings. Wo shall see, j maybe, in our travel eft’ to-morrow — vou or I -some angular-faced woman) iif vot'thful but uncertain ago. in gold lov.*f-fl glasses perhaps, ahtl shall say at tin; first cruel glance (yen or 1): “What a woman to Jive with!” An ohl gentleman; her attendant, goes haltingly to the place beside her ; and there is such touching and delicate at tention on her part to every want of his—such grace of action —such ten der, eager, yet nut, oflicious or presu ming watchfulness —that you cannot keep your eyes from her. ugly though she be; and the face of the ohl gentle man grows radiant, as it turns toward her. and vou perceive him to he under such abiding charm as her low mnsi cal voice fails on his eat, that, little by little, even as you look, the angu larities melt av.ay >nto the fine flow ing lines, and the homely text of her face, hour by hour, and feature by feature, grefts luminous with a sweet, deep meaning, that is as subtle and penetrating in its influence as beau tv itself. And if an hour of onlook can work shell transfiguration, and make one blind to any possible erahbedness of (ext, by reason of the sweet meaning it carries, how shall it bo with the reading of a month, or a year, or a life ! —Donald (J. MiU'hdl. JfeaT lion. Henry A. Wise liar dis covered the cause of the death c’f the Hon. James M. Mason,- of Virginia; ami gives a diagnosis ih this unusual language: “The disasters to the South, the wounds to his pride, the aching agonv of seeing all his hopes of liberty, self-gorernment and State liights blasted, the desecration of sacred things, and the devastation and dr mforalization he witnessed on home, were too ranch tension on the nerves of an aged mail of delicate sensibilities and proud sense of honor ; and he could no longer endure.'' !&)-■ The Republican State Central Committee of Maryland is called to meet in Baltimore on June 12th to ar range for the coming campaign and to appoint a day for holding thfe State Convention to nominate candidates for Governor. Comptroller and Attor ney General. CIIESAfKAKE AND OIUO CAX.ft,— At a meeting of the of the Chesapeake and Ohio Cana! held at the City of Annapolis, on Monday, tho sth of June, tho following gentle men, on motion of John Merryman, were elected officers for the ensuing vear : Jwftfts C. Clark, President; X>i 'rectors, Gilmon Meredith, Georyo S. Brown, JamesG. Berpett, Isas,, Voting, tV. S. McPherson and William Podge. [1V0.15. CITY HOTEL, FREDERICK CITY , MARYLAND F. B. CARLIN, Proprietor. THIS popular and well known Hotel, Laving been thorough’ renovated, oilers many advantages to the travelling public. The exterior of the Hotel, which is now four stories, presents a beautiful appear ance, and will compare favorably with any structure of the kind in the State The en 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 nished throughout at a very heavy cost. No pains or expenses will he omitted to pro mote the comfort of guests. The enviable reputation the Hotel has acrpiired 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 Boom, newly fitted up, a Barber Shop, Bath House, &c, Attentive and polite servants will always he in attendance to wait upon guests during the day or at any hour of the night. Respectfully. FRANK B. CARLIN, apl 15-ly Proprietor Richard B. Osborne, Esq., Chief Engineer of the Western Maryland Rail fond, has addressed a communi cation to Ceorge M. Bokce, President of the Company, in which he shoV.’n that at least a hull'million of tons of coal per annum can be transported from Williamsport to Baltimore, be ginning with 1 600 tons per day, rtS soon as the connectioh is made, lie lixes the maximum cost of bringing a ton of coal from Cumberland to Wil liamsport at one dollar, and the cost of transhipment from the boats to cats at six Cents per ton. Allowihg the company one and three-quarter celifs per ton for carrying the coal to Bal timore (eighty-eight miles), it will make the entire cost of transportation from Cumberland to this city two dol lars and sixty cents. To meet the wants of (be trade the Company milst provide three hundfed and twenty coal cars and engines to move them. The gross annual leeeipls of the Com pany from this source are put at $770,- 000. The transportation of coal can be indefinitely increased by enlarging the facilities. The interruption of the trade by the closing of navigation during the severe weather can be pro vided against in a great measure by tilling the basin with loaded boats before the canal is closed. A Talk with thi: I’BESiDKfct. The same correspotidefit who had an int rview with 3’resident Grant at Long Branch on Friday publishes a report of another conversation on Mon dav. Tint Ererident said lie needed Minister Bancroft tit Berlin jnst now, and could not accept his resignation until Kaiser'William had decided the San Juan question; that the new treaty would be fixed till right by October next ; that ho named General Meagher’s son for a cadetship tit West Point, but found Congressman Uooso velt was ahead of him; that he hud nothing whatever to do with, appoint ing Brigham Young’s son' that he accepted the Republican nomination for the Fresid'-mv originally because he felt that ho might heal many disa greeaments in the party bv so doing, and that he did net l ; ke the prospects if a Democrat were clcett d, am! that while he could not speak f. r Sherman, although they were wared friends, he fell sure Sherman could never accept a Densoorutie [Jutform on which to run for the Presidency because Davis and the fire-eaters would always pull the Democracy back from any new departure they might attempt. Mr. I BoutwoU's financial policy was satis factory, and ho did tmt believe in changing it, Mr. Fish was not likely to hare had any Very serious quarrel i with Minister Cataciwy ; our relations with Russia were very cordial, and Prince Alexis was certain to receive a 1 hearty welcome, officially and unotli- |chilly, on his arrival in this couutjy, j ■ | Arrival of tub American Min ; rsxKH and High Commission. —Lon- -1 don, June 3.—Earl do Grey, Sir Staf ford Northcote and Lord Tend erden, ! of the Brit.ish High Commisnon, and the Ilort, Robert C. Sehe’.ck, Envoy Extraordinary and Miumter Plenipo tentiary from the En'md States, ar rived Pit Liverpool to-day in the Cu [riard steamship Cuba from New York. 'Mr, Schcnck, soon after landing, was I presented with an address of welcome I by the I dverpool Chamber of Com j merce, who waited upon him in a body. 1 Mr. Scbenck replied in a neat speech, expressive of gratification at the cour tesy shown him by the Chamber, and of the hopo that the kind relations now existing between the mother country and his native land may be perpetual, Mr, Schvm'k is expected in London to-morrow, and will hi a few days present his credentials to the Queen, lie will receive a warm wcl- Cvtae. from the Ministry. (0* There is nothing h< r.utifttl b’tX li.uia.