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TIJ.lv übscriljcr, having determined to! rfiiuive from the State, offers at Private <.[T the valuable and highly improved fnrm. whereon he lately resided. now occu pied hjA'- 15'irgoon. situated in Carroll couu tr. 5 nules North of Westminster Md., and ' Ufa mile from the Gettysburg turnpike at Huff* Up!*!, containing 100 ACHES, *f band, more or less. The improvements : consist of a large Frame JW.JB mm* house, Amu two Stories and an Attic high, uirefully built and splonmiUj finished in the i lint four years, with large porches and every nyvreiiicncc, and surrounded with Hue largo 1 shade trees. Also p large Barn. Carriage! 1 House. Smoke House, Stone Dairy with a ; | n-Yer failing Spring of good water near the j . iHp'lling. ami all other necessary outbuild- ! ] inr— the whole being new and in complete |j urh-r. : // * The land is naturally of good quality, lias ' bfn well limed, and is in a high state of 1 cultivation at the present' limb. it is laid nff into convenient fields, under excellent fenemgi There Ls a due proportion ofgood WOODLAND, : n 1 the farm is well watered. Bear Branch j ruuMitg tliniugA.it. There is about 15 acres of natural meado-y. There is a line Apple •ifehard ot'the U;st, fruit, and an abundance > of other fruit trees, such as Peaches, Pears. ’ f'lwrrios,-Ajiricots Ac.—al! carefully selected ! nl in bearing condition. j 1 The attention of purchasers is specially ) I direetjeil to this properly as it is seldom that ! , nr so splendidly improved, and in such i f Otft li tlo a. is : o tV< :r< td. ■> i~ " . i i to view the farm will please : call .on the tenant Mr. linrguon; or on Mr. 1 Dri Evans. Tiie above property will bo taU low. For terms and other particulars 1 nplj to Prtzell fc Manning, nr Mr. Levi hr*n. my agents, at. Westminster Md. or J theua'-lereigncd at Parkersburg West Virginia. given April 1, -18G7. Octt-tf IIK.NUY W. IIEIllt). For Sale or Rent. r PUE Subscriber will sell his. FARM, | A (late Dr. EichelbergoFs.J containing i 388 1-t ACRES OF LAM). 11 bi*y iir the South East corner oflbc Em- ! J jniltslmrg District, and bounded mi the east * I'J the Monococy River, about four miles i bom Alt. lit. Mary's College. A county 1 E>&ii runs east ami west, dividing it about equally. It is an attractive place in a good ( 'l beiiutUn! .neighborhood, surrounded by 1 'Hrirches, schools,mills and stores, and the imposed route 'of the Western Maryland IWlroad within two miles. There are on tins tract from 100 to 120 acres of PRIME TIMBER. -J --yS r?m,yiridgr is aralde, tts uatnrll quality of so_ll inferior tb'tione in the neighborhood, sun watered bv never failing springs running through every lield,' except one. Ihe farm willreadily admit of division, ‘Mre being two sets of buildings thereon— •nth wjth abundance of fruit, and will be *r*l entire or divided, and on terms almost *3ollv at the option of the buyer. A first dass nine kiln of 1000 Bushel Capacity, vus-hirilt last wear, and a system of liming ewnraeuced of 2000 bushels per annum, with ? >mi)rovemWk v " - * f kt it will he for rent. For Tiretirer'particulars, apjfficants •? r purchase are referred to Dorus Groff, Tfki. Rouble Ripe Creek Post Office (jnrrdl ®r to .Tosiah Dnttercr, merchant ad p j'V t ' iG A rm olli the west—Gracehum reaenek county Post Office, or to the un ilerjigrtod. Those for renting will apply on- I u to the Possession given on I .? It4r April nc*t, perhaps sooner if dc- J <!• JOS. BAUGHER, I * ,e pd;tf • Frederick, Md. I f 7 I "Important id OIL BURNERS I 4t r Uistrict, CarrolFccranty Md., Jwm-s Patent Ameilcan ;. Bi&rtinfe rhild, Ph 7-”m n 8 tore ’ an 7 quantity of said .... - -ff •“i fftSXMLTSTEB HOTEL, ”! H. HENRY, „ '^PROPRIETOR. for the accommodation of the tc-oT . m S and every possible at b®.B*Bl*-® to comfort pf guest. 6m *„**'wnhdd ' .-V-T r '..r j"' 1 ' ' W 7 ‘ l> : # ( THE WHITE JMN S PAPER. C lubs for ISBTl—Clubs for ISSTI THE BEST X. Y. WEEKLY PUBLISJIEDi JEW TOP.K WiY BOOK For 1867, Will commence, in itc issue of Jan. sth. 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After numerous tri.Us and disappointments, a forlorn flock fortunately fall in with a “star preacher.”] Xext'we despatched committees, By twos and threes, to urge TW labors for a Sahhath Of the Rev. Splurge. He came—a marked sensation, So wonderful his style, Followed the creaking of his hoots As he passed up the aisle. Ills tones wore so affecting, His gestures so divine, A lady fainted in the hymn Before the second line; And on that day he gave us, In accents dear and'Toflid, The greatest prayer e’er addressed To an enlightened crowd. He preached a double sermon, And gave ns an angel’s food On such a lovely topic— “ The joys of solitude.” All full of sweet descriptions Of flowers and pearly streams, Of warbling birds and moonlit groves, And golden sunset beams. Of faith and true repentance He nothing hud to say 5 He rounded all the corners, And smoothed the rugged way ; Managed with great adroitness To entertain and please, And leave the dinners conscience Completely at its fca.se. Six hundred i? the salary We gave in former days; We thought it very liberal, And found it hard to raise ; But when we took the paper We had no need to urge To raise a cool two thousand For the Rev. Shallow Splurge. In vain were all the efforts — Wq had no chance at sill— We found ten city churches Had given him a call; And be, in prayerful waiting, Was keeping them all in tow 5 But where they paid the highest, It was wmspored lie would go. r ■ m MMmnam—l— m The Promise that was Kept.
One evening four ,German students at,a university were enjoying them selves in an upper room of a little ho tel. They had four instruments, and were employing themselves iu making music after the labors of the day were over. There was a pause in their mu sic, but no sooner had they ceased play ing than they head an old man play ing a violin under the window in the street. One of them threw out a little piece of money, and said to him, laugh ing: “Here, poor Peter, this is all wc have for you now, come again some other time. “1 es,” said another, “come again in a year from now.” “Then wc will give you a little house for a present/’ said a third. “Yes, in the middle of a garden,” sajd the fourth. The old man was struck with wonder at such a promise. llis long white hair shone brightly iu the light of the lanterns which hung out at a neighbor ing restaurant. lie looked up to the window and said, after a moment’s re flection: “Young people are you in earnest in what you say to me ? I hope you arc not making light of an old man ” “Indeed we are in earnest,” replied Ernest, with excited voice; and his three companions called upon God to witness their seriousness. “Farewell, theu,” replied the old man; “I take my leave of you. One year from to-day, at this same hour, expect me to come and play under your window.— Farewell; may the Almighty One, whose name you have called upon, bless you in your kindness!” The old man went off after invoking this blessing upon them. The students closed the window, took their instru ments again in their hands, and after having played three or four lively tunes seemed to forget all that had occurred. Frucst said to them however, after the space of about half an hour. “You seem to bo very quiet; I cannot be, lor I have made a promise that I would give something which I have not ot -” r ’ “What promise ?" answered one of his companions. “The promise of a house and garden,” said he. A loud laugh was the response that he met with, and the students separated. They met again on the following even ing, and during the interview Ernest called to mind the promise ofthie night. They made light of him, and told him that he was foolish to pay any more at tention to it. Then, said he, “I don’t see where your consciences are, if you can make a N promise and break your word.” t “How can we fulfill a promise of that kind ?” said Christopher, “Our parents are all poor, and have more than they can do .to send us to the university.— How theu can they help us to buy a house and garden for a foolish old man? Good night, comrades, I wish you as pleasant a sleep as I shall have.” But this kind of argument did not affect Ernest much, for be could not help thinking that he was compelled to keep his bargain. He was the poorest one of the group for his mother was a I plain widow, and shje made her living* by washing. The premise that he made, deeply affected him, and he left the university ftr a week, so that he might go home and tell his mother the pledge that he had made to the old mu sician. After, he had, told her, she re plied; “Keep it, my son; keep it, if it cost 30U your life.” Krnc&t returned to the’university and told his friends that they must serious ly think of buying the old man a house and garden. He went to a neighboring village | one. day, and found that he could get a neat little house and gar den for two thousand guldens. That was a large sum for these poor students to think of paying, hut through the influence ©f Ernest the other three gradually became convinced that it was their duty to keep their promise.— The four resolved that in one year from the time the pledge was made, the old man should ha”e his house and garden if it was in their power to give it to him. They must leave the university—a sad proceeding for them. They came to the conclusion to go through the country and give little concerts; for really this appeared to them to be the only way possible to gain any money. Even by pursuing this course there ap peared to be a poor prospect to get a large sum. Still they resolved to do their best. They closed their books put thejr instruments in little bags, and set out on foot to give concerts in the villages through which they might pass. Eruest, before leaving, exacted a prom ise of the man who owned the house and lot which he had looked at that he would not sell it under six months to any body aud that if be would promise to take it at the eud of that time he might have it, though the money ueed not be paid under a year. Week after week passed by, and the students slow ly proceeded on jtheir way. Their ex penses were not heavy, but their income was certainly very small too. Niue months and a half passed by, and still they had but little above seven hun dred guldens. It was a great question with them how the remaining thirteen hundred could be raised. They were spending one day at a country town, and a nobleman living in a large castle a few miles distant was seeking musi cians to attend the wedding of his daughter who was to be married in three or four days. Fortunately enough for the students, the nobleman employed them for the occasion. The marriage ceremonies took place, and by and by it was time for the music to begin.— The students had trained themselves very carefully for that evening, and their selections were certainly of a very high order. During the coarse of the festivities it was noticed that the noble man became very sad His face wore a melancholy appearance, and those who stood dearest to him saw him weening. What could have caused him to be mel ancholy at such a time as that? One of the pieces that those musicians had played was his mother’s favorite melody. She had often sung it to him many years ago, and he had not heard it since, until the students played it. It was enough to make him sorrowful, and it drew these students to his heart in such away ihat he could not express his feelings. They had recalled to his memory a piece of music which he had never Seen able to find in any music store, and which it was now worth a fortune for him to hear. I must now make my story short.— The nobleman kept the four students in his castle two weeks, became acquainted with Phem very fully, and learned their object iu leaving the university to give concerts. He supplied tnem with three thousand guldens, and told them he would pay their expenses at the univer sity for four years, and tjiat they might have the privilege of making drafts on him at any time. Their fortune was better than they had reason to expect. Ernest had al ready written to the owner of the house and garden that he might expect him to take it, so that it was now engaged. The students returned to the univer sity, and reached here just a few weeks before the end of the year when the house must be ready ibr the owner.— On the evening Of the day when the old man promised to appear he stood below the window in the bright moonlight, playing on his old violin. He was true to his word, and expected the promise to be kept. The young men went down to invite him tip and told him all that they had done. They showed him the deed for his place and gave it to him. On the foil, wing day he formally took possession of it, and they supplied it with furniture and groceries keeping. The young men felt that they were amply repaid for their faithfulness to their word by the gratitude and joy of the old man. But they were not only repaid in feelings ; they were more than repaid even iu money. •, Fourteen years after that time that place came into their possesssiou ; for that old man had died and bequeathed it to them in his will. That part of the town rose suddenly in value. Many things contributed to its increased value which I will not now enumerate. It is enough to say, that from seventeen years from the time the four students gave the deed of that house to the old musician, the same property which had cost two thousand guldens was worth eighty thousand. The students there fore, were not merely • repaid in heart but also in money. They had kept their word, even to the poor old man who had no power to compel thorn to be true to it, and it was a pleasant memory as long as they lived. Be true to j'Our word, children, no 1 matter what it costs you I if j ! Mrs. Suaatt’S House Haunted. < [Washingtou Correspondence Boston Post.] 1 There is a three-story brick tenement in the middle of a block, fronting upon' one of Washington's lesser thorough ■ tares, that is making itself peculiarly > obnoxious to timid people, and ridicu lous to the stout-hearted. The building in question is none other than that be longing to Mrs. Surratt, executed as one of the conspirators of the assasinutkm, ; and in which she was apprehended and led forth for accusation and the gallows. In the course of settlement of her es tate, the bouse in question was offered. for sale, and even then the public seemed shy and indisereut to the pur chase, and so it came that a property, worth, by moderate comparison, SIO,OOO. fell under the hammer at the insignifi cant sum of $4,000. The new land lord, therefore, instituted such improve ments as completely changed the aspect of the property, and all but transferred its site, and in the course of time came a tenant; but not to remain. In less than six weeks the lossce had flown from beneath the reof, forfeited his year’s rent, and was ready to swear with chattering teeth that his nervous system was shattered for a lifetime. ■ Others succeeded to the occupancy of the house be had evacuated, in turn, to make a shuddering exit. Mrs. Surratt’s house is haunted. There can be no ie:sonable doubt upon the subject.— She herself persists in treading its halls, and perambulating the premises, iu the ce .d of night, clad in those self-same robes of serge in which she suffered the penalty of the law. In costume, she differs from the “woman in white” un mistakably, but that the general effect is none the less thrilling and altogether fatal to the composure of the’ observer, is positively averred by each successive ■ occupant of the mansion. People who reside within adjoining walls are not troubled with cither sights or sounds, but they begin to have a wholesome dread of the mansion in their midst, and have actually procured a reduction of their rental upon the ground of expo sure to an unabatable nuisance. Thus the whole of a very common-place neigh borhood is infected with a fancy that keeps them within doors ofnights, and causes the local juveniles to abandon their games in the court-yards >vith the sinking of the sun. A Declaration of Principles. The Louisville Journal , in the pre sent aspect of affairs, makes the follow ing confession of the Democratic faith. It says: ‘ We heartily endorse, so far as wc have seen, every platform laid down by the democracy in the North, Middle, Western, ami Northwestern States.— Wo are for the obliteration of the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill everywhere; we are for the cessation of all military law, and for the universal restoration of the great writ of freedom ; we are for the annulment of all confiscations; we are for the equal powers and rights and privileges of the whole people of the old Union ; we are for the uncondition al pardon of all paroled Confederates who have kept their faith ; wa are for the immediate unlocking of the prison doors of all prisoners held in captivity upon the charge of treason ; and we are for the establishment of the Republic upon the plan which our noble Presi dent has recommended and is exerting: all his energies to carry out. If to be in favor of all these things is to be a Democrat, then we are a Democrat, an earnest and zealous Democrat, all the time a Democrat, and ready to co-operate with all who are ready to co-operate with us.” Penalties. — The penalty of buying cheap clothes is the same as that of go ing to law, the certainly of losing your suit aud having to pay for it. The penalty of remaining single, is having no one who “cares a button” for you as is abundantly proved by theslate of your shirt. The penalty of thin shoes, is a cold. The penalty of a pretty cook, is an empty larder. The penalty of tight boots, is corns. The penalty of popularity, is envy. The penalty of a baby, is sleepless nights. The penalty of interfering between man and wife, is abuse, frequently ac companied with blows from both. The penalty of kissing a baby is twenty-five cents, (fifty, if you are libe ral.) to the nurse. The penalty of a legacy, or a fortune, is the sudden discovery of a host of poor relations you never dreamed of, and a number of'debts you had quite forgotten. A German forest keeper, eighty-two years old, not wishing to ciftrry to the grave with him an important seferet, has published in the Leipsic Journal a recipe he has used for fifty years, and which, he says, has saved several men and a great number of animals from a horrible death by hydrophobia. The bite must be bathed as soon as possible with warm vinegar and water, and, when this has dried, a few drops of muriatic aeid poured upon the wound will des troy the poison of the saliva and relieve the patient from all present or future danger. A Connecticut Dtviup, of the radical school, recently preached on a Sunday morning from the text: “Ye are 'the children, of the devil,” and in the af ternoon. “Children, obey your par ents.” ,“I know every rock on the coast,” cried ap Irish pilot. At that moment the ship struck, when he exclaimed, “and that is one of them.” TERMS—SI.SO 11ADTAKGBI Ireland and England. Although Ireland and England arc nominally “united” in one kindgdom,' yet it is against the Jaw for Irishmen to enroll themselves in volunteer com# panics for defence of their country, as the English do. And for Irishmen to ‘ train or drill, or be trained or drilled, even without arms, is made a felony, tr punishable by transportation, by an aet of Parliament, which docs not apply to England, Scotland or Wales. Since the year, 1809, when the so-called union was effected, very many* acts of Parlia-n' t have been passed relating to the possession and use of arms in Ireland, all calculated to keep the great mass of people unarmed. But no part of this : 1 code applies to England, Scotland or Wales. It is against the law for Irish* . t men in Ireland to take counsel togeth- ./. cr touching their own public affairs by purpose. But this disability does not exist in England, Scotland or Wales.— The above mentioned laws—to prohibit conventions of delegates, to restrict the possession of arms, aud to punish trains, ing and drilling—serve to prevent Irishmen both from authoritative con sultation and from effectual action in their own public affairs. None of those laws apply to Englishmen, who arc, nevertheless, styled our fellow-citizens. In England, trial by jury means trial by twelve of the neighbors, impartially empaonollcd, without reference to creed or to polities. But in Ireland, j when a man is charged with anything styled a political offence, then trial by jury means arraignment before twelve ' particular persons carefully selected by * the Government, out of its own parti sans. A Yoke of Balls. On the banks of a rivulet in the North /. of Ireland, is a stone with the following inscription, which was np doubt inten ded for the information of strangers traveling that read: “Take notice, that when this storo is out of sight, it is not safe to ford the ft river !” The above inscription is some thing similar to the famous finger-post which was erected by order of the sur veyor of the road some years ago m Rent, England : “This is a bridle path to Feversham : if you can’t read this you had better keep the main road.” J6SB““A man traveling upon the desert of Hnmboldt, on the route to California, once passed a solitary wagon standing in the road without any team attached. ’ Seeing a wretched lad nursing a star-! ving baby, he asked him what was the matter . . >, . . “Wail, now, responded the youth, “I guess I’m. kinder streakt. Old dad’s drunk; old woman’s got the 7/ystericks; brother Jim’s being playing poker with two gamblers ; sister Sal’s down them courtin’ an in tire' stranger; the team’s clean guv out; the wagon’s broke down; it’s twenty miles to the next water — l don’t care a cuss if I never see Califor nia.” A young and pretty lady, riding In the cars, was observed to have a piece of “court plaster” on her lip: When the car had emerged from a covered bridge into the light, it was discovered to have disappeared, but was detected clinging to the lip of a young man who sat on the scat with her. They both looked ns innocent as if they hadn’t! been doing nothing.” “Sally Mander safe!” said Mrs. Par-, tingtpn, as her eyes fell on an advertise ment. “Do tell me, Isaac, who this Sally Mander is, and what she’s been doing that they’ve got her safe.” “I don’t know what she’s been doing f k *\ said Ike, “but I guess she‘s a sister to Jerry.” r h. “Jerry who, Isaac ?” “Why, Jerry Mander,” said Ike, as he resumed his work by the window catching flies. A doctor who had been trying to establish a practice in Wisconsin, says that the village is so extremely healthy that a man was murdered there re cently for the purpose of starting a’ graveyard. .’ i; ,- •) - ■■ M*. y . An exchange tells us of an editor whp went soldiering ami was chosen captain. One day at parade, instead of giving the orders, ‘front face, three paces for ward,’ h : ‘Cash, two dol lars and a half iu advance.’ New Food.—Paris, which bad the honor of introducing horseflesh to the world os a new food, ‘now adds shark meat to her list- of delicacies. Sharks afe openly sold for food in the Paris fish market. * • • "--ft•-!■;- , jo A man met a big-Indian on the plains a few weeks ago: The gentle savfgo had a large bundle of scalps, and the white man made bold to ask him wj)at he had been doing. “Hcughl” said the noble red man, “me been skirmishing for waterfalls!” :vi .tuq ■ | “Sonny, does your father take v paper ?” ' ? •. . nf: , 1( |. . “Yes, sir, two of’em. One of *em belongs to Mr. Smith and the other to Mr. Thompson. I hook ’em both off the steps os can be.”*,.. BQuThe way to cure our prejudices is this, that every man should let alone that which he complains of in OtbCra will last Jtkit put qoja hot weather. “My tale is ended,” as the tadpole said when he turned into a buU-fircg. v’ • - Hi V- WWt-.lf .'jtf