Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, January 2, 1862, Page 2

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated January 2, 1862 Page 2
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MINT MUrt tUCON LEOKAID TOWS ND.i - - I THCKfOAY MORXIKO. JAN. J, N 63 We have been pravenld from publish ing the Il*ar%,n fr ibe pul two week* iu cuUMijiMiu-f of (be detention of portion of onr printing material* at 1 ffpencer's Wharf, the government •grot there detaining them on the sup position, we suppose, that they were con* , uabend of war and destined for Dixie.— They have now been delivered to us and we are again in motion. We avail mar* *• Ivc* of this occasion to thank our pa trons far the encouragement and to wish them a happy new year and—if it is not contraband—all the blessing* that fol low in the train of liberty and peace. i The Teat Oath System. Amid the multiplicity of evils that havs grown out of lha exi ting revolution in this country, nothing, iu our judgment. is| Vo lie so much deprecated as the gradual obliteration of the old land-marks by ; which our legislators have been guided | since the days of Washington. The wis- j dom of our laws ami the respectful ohser- ' vanec of them by our pufle were until within the part few months of our existence, i subject* of world-wide remark ; and the p*- • lilieal economists of Kurope have been lawch exorcised to discover how a prog res-1 sive and filibustering people could he gov- ■ erned except through the medium of a t military oiUukr to the civic arm. Uur answer has been—we are Americans and are proud of our e untry and of our free : institutions—we have a Constitution and a code of laws handed down by our falheis. and. under their guidance, wc have grown i great, prosperous and happy—and we re!y upon the patriotism and intelligence of ach other, rather than the bayonet of the ; mercenary. fur their umiuteiianec and per petuity. And this we had learned to re gard ar- the accepted American theory of oar form of Government. It is true revo lution has supervened, and some of the Stales, iu the exercise of what they claim I as a political right, have withdrawn from ! the In ion. In these States, where revo lution and civil strife exist, the infer a nun j iUnt Ayes doctrine may probably furnish j some justification for a departure from the arettstomi'd and recognised mode of ad-1 ministering the laws upon this continent. 1 lint, iu the loyal or remaining States, is ; there a necessity fir the iufringmeut ofj the Constitutioial rights of the people?- Is u 4 every eitisen clearly entitled to a ! free expression of ‘kif political opinions. ! nnd is there any law to punish him for it ? | But, let us return to the subject of this j article—the test oath system. The Gov-! eminent has established a system of arrest-; ing citizens charged or suspected with lie ing disloyal, and forcing them to select be tween the oath of allegiance and an iudefi- ■ niie abode iu some Federal fortress. This | system of - > bnt in Maryland, and wc have witnessed its progress, for some month* passed, with no small degree of alarm and repugnance. 1 If a citizen of the United States commits an offence against its laws we ask—how ran the oath of allegiance atone for the of- [ fence ? If he has committed no offence, what right has the Government to exact 1 the oath of allegiance from him ? Can mere opposition to the policy of the Gov eminent justify the perpreUliou of such an indignity m the swearing of the man— j or lorn to support the Government that. ' lat for his forefathers, would never have J existed 1 And dots not this conduct on j the part of the Government beget distrust,! and engender secret desires for a change ' undvr which more enlarged liberties may be enjoyed ? And. wherein can the Gov- - eminent be the gainer by this mode of dealing with the op|*>nriits of its policy ? But it i* useless to dwell upon the matter, j Thu Government has marked out its line ' of policy and, we suppose, will pursue it irrespective of the views of other* ujon the subject. It is even pro|*osed ibat she system of secret ballot shall be abolished, j in the States where enemies to the Gov ernment arc svftptwil to exirt, and that | voters shall hereafter be compelled to take; th< oath of alb giancc ere they be permit- * ted to deposit their ballots. Nor is this nefarious and despotic project without its supporters in our own midst. The An napolis Gazrite, Gov. Hicks’ organ, favors it, and we learn, with shame, that there . are many, high in authority in the State s willing to give their support to such a | measure. Such bold conspirator* against the liberties and ancient rights of the peo ple, now find their reward iu the prulce-1 lion and favor of the Government, and . can, we suppose, well afford to support any measure to further the Governments' design*. We would warn them, however, ; by bidding them to take counsel by ihc ' city of Baltimore on a past occasion. A few years ag<*. the saute party, now so prominently allied with the fumentors of tills test oath project, hkl political con trol of that city by a majority of lo,CHJO t voter*. By the continued enactment of outrage* and wrongs upon the people a ' reform party originated, which com i mended itself to the sober second thought oft be voters and speedily changed flic po- Klim) Afltfv of the city. May not this tent oath measure. with other* of iu kith and kin, make it:roads into the. late 30.000 majority for war and coercion ? May not a people, willing to support the Government in all that is right, revolt I and recoil when it is attempted, through part}' machinations, to rob (hem of a ! right as ancient and lung cherished as this ? Then bt-warc ye advocates of this infamous projtit how you attempt to deprive the people of Maryland of this last vrtiige or semblance of expiring liberty! Beware, Urn an indignant poo pie rise up and hurl yon from th* posts many of you now so inglorious)v hold, and consign you to a political oblivion from which you can never again emerge ! • - - Correction I In the issue of the P*(* un of the 28th of November, ult., iu connection with the ar rest of Hr. Wm M. Abell, of this county, by the Federal authorities, we stated that ; “a portion of the Federal comma ml visited ■ the Doctor's lioum* on the night previous to bis arrest, representing thelnselves as | friendly to the Bouth< ru cause—that the Doctor unbosomed himself to his supposed ■ Southern friends, freely expressing his opinions and sympathies, which were of a strung Southern character. We intimated that in coiim queiice of revelations made on the occasion, he was arrested on the fulluw ing morning." This statement does in justice to Col. Baker by whom the arrest was made. Neither he nor any portion of his command visited Dr. Abell’s house until ike morning when the arrest was made. We learn this both from Col. Ba ker and from reliable parties living in the neighborhood. St remains to us only to express our regret at the publication in question so far a* it misrepresent the facts in connection with the arrest We made the.statement upon the authority of a gen tleman whose character and means of in formation we regarded as sufficient guaran tees for its truth. j-- | i Release of Slidell sod Mason * The SotiuuM IntflUtftnrrr of the 28th ult. contains the correspondence between ' | the Govern merits of Great Britain and the 1 i United Blat-s in relation to the proceeding ■ of Capt. Wilkes iu taking fiom the British • I steamer Trent the Confederate Commis ’ doners and their Secretaries, Mae far land \ ; and Fustis. Karl Bussell, the British See- 1 , retary of State for Foreign Affairs, rharac- ■' I terizes the conduct of Capt. Wilkes as an | outrage on the British flag, and demands , that the Confederate Commissioners and , I their Secretaries be released, and also that an apology he made to the British Govern- | , uient for their seizure. The lettwr of Mr. Seward in reply to thirf demand treats at i some length of the principles of public law : 1 involved iu the case, and the conclusion is arrived at, that the failure or mgbetof Capt. Wilke* to seize the Trent when he seized the Commissioners and to bring her home fur (rial and condemnation as a law- i i ful prize, operates as a forfeiture of the j i livlligereut right of capture accruing under ■ the law of nations, and that therefore the | .... . contraband Commissioners with their Sec retaries must be given up, which has ; doubtless, its this, been accomplished. Alas, poor Vuriek! I i The Mews j Notwithstanding two works have elapsed ! since the last publication of our paper, the | news from the war still continues divested <*f any remarkable degree of interest. Wc • have report* of a division engagement on the line of the Potomac, near Drainsville, in which the Federal*under McCall, claim to have routed an inferior force of Coufed ' crates, under Gcu. Stenart. The loss upon I Kith side was inconsiderable, and the affair can hardly Ihj regarded as more than a brisk skirmish. From private source*, wc s learn, that a renewal of the engagement at Drains* illc took place on Saturday last. ; and that the Confederates, being largely reinforced, succeeded iu repulsing Me ! Call's division. We have no official or i newspaper confirmation, however, of the. last fight. The batteries on th** lower Potomac are reported to Ik* still multiplying, ami. it is . stated, have sunk several vessels during I the part two weeks. The blockade is not. j however, regarded as veiy dangerous to small craft, which, iu consequence of the high prices paid for wood in Washingtou, i continue to take the risk tor (he gain. A demonstration by a large force of (’on federalcs, under lien. Jackson, is reported to have been made against IhrjmV Ferry and Williamsport some weik or so ago, ' which caused- considerable excitement on the line of the Upper Potomac, hut a slight .-kiimi.'b, brought on by a Confederate ef fort to destroy one of the Canal Hums end ed i it seems, the anticipated eueutuiter in this quarter. * - ■ - a*l\ices from Kentucky report the l belligerents as mar each other, but, with tl* exception of a skirmish at Mnmfurd*- Vol#, ti which the Confederates are report- Ml to hare been routed, lie re has been-in* fighting. A general engagement, near | Howling Green, it regarded as imminent and unavoidable. An attaek upon I'lhin hm u aUo thought likely to take place ft any moment. Reports from Miuotri show a succession' of Confederate reverse* and state that Oen. i Price hat again retreated Southward The ! Federal*, under Gen. Pope claim to have 1 broken up two cncampimata of the State troop* and to have taken ISiN) prisoner*. | It i* nut thought that the campaign will be very active in this quarter the present win* ter, and a predatory or guerilla warfare will probably be carried on, upon both sides, until the approach of Spring. We learn, from Port Itoyal, that the l\*Kral still confine themselves to the ia> lands in the vicinity of Beaufort, and that no advance into the interior of the State is ! likely to occur until a sturh larger force shall reach this point of operation. A skirmish is reported, iu which tb<ri*ederals lost a launch and quite a number of men, 1 w bilst the Confederate* are reported to have meet with but a slight loss. It is 1 , stated that a Federal attempt to occupy the ntain-land will be the signal for a desper- ■ ate fight, and that the natives have deter mined to dispute the invasion of their soil with that manly desperation and valor for whirl* they are so widely renowned. There is nothing new of interest from Fortress Munmc. A skirmish is reported r to have taken place near Newport News iu which the Federal* lust Omen. The Con* federate fortifications at Vorktowu are now said to be completed and of a very foruiid- . able character. Nothing of interest has occurred in Con-1 gress, though the con sort alive* seem to be triumphant ip most of the measure* pertaining to the eiuancipsti *n eiubruglio. The Habeas Corpus parly, led by Hale, and Trumbull, and the opponents to the Cabi*' net’s disposition of the .Mason-Slidell affair, 1 bid fair to give the administration some trouble, though, thus far, the Government seems to have, very generally, the coufi- j , deuce of the masses at the North. Nothing new, worthy of notice, has been enacted by the Maryland Legislature. It resumed its session on yesterday, and is; j likely to dispose of the leading questions ' before it quite speedily and with unpara-! Idled unanimity. The Government, we ’ are satisfied, will have no occasion to find ' fault with its proceedings, unless it sheuld i disregard it* late action in the Trent af fair, and in its consciousness of power and , prodigality of expenditure, vote men and j j means to make a single handed fight with ’ Kn gland. Since the military occupation of our | county, arrests have Wen quite the order ] of the day. Among the parties arrested j are Cols. Blakistone and Waring, Thos. • W. (>ough. Tho*. C. Greenwell, John Greenwell. J. J. Ford, Henry I. Carroll 1 and perhaps others whose names have not reached us. The arrests have been made iin a very quiet and delicate manner, we learn, and, in most instances, the parties 1 ane*ted have Wen restored to their liWrty. I The military are making strenuous efforts to | suppress the contraband trade, which.. , they seem satisfied, has been carried on to i , a very considerable extent, of late, be , tween this county and Virginia. So far aa our observation extends they havu con ; ducted themselves well since their sojourn . here, and our people generally have uo j fault to find with either their official or in- : ' dividual dc|Nrtmcnt. [CowHi mcatxd. j TRIBVTE OF UKBFIXTT. At a meeting of the Vestry of William | and Mary Parish, held in the Vestry nom of said Church on Monday, HccemWr, the Kith. IWil, the fallowing preamble, j aud resolutions of sjrm|iatby with the wid- 1 .ow and family of the late Hector, Rev. j ! Ilichard 11. Wafers, who died suddenly i of disease of the heart, were adopted—• 1 i Whereas, it ha* pleased the Almighty in his divine Providence to lake from our | midst our late Wloved Pastor, Kev. UICHAKK 11. WATERS— i And whereas, we feel some fitting no tice of the same should be taken by this i Vestry. expressive of their high appreeia < lion of the manly virtues and jnst regard for hia ministerial worth— Therefore W it resolved, That, in the ; sudden dispensation of Providence, which has deprived us of our Wloved and res ! peeled Ilretor, we rrc<gnixe jibe hand of j God and bow with filial resignation to this afflictive event. Resolved. That we consider it an ear nest warning to ourselves to be also ready. I Resolved, That in the death of Mr. Waters our Church has lost one of her . most faithful and exemplary ministers and we a kind paster and friend. ( Resolved, That wc tender our war mest sympathies to the widow and family of the deceased in this their sad afflic tion, and express the hope and “prayer that Gd in His Fatherly mercy may give them grace to bear with fortitude tlnir bereavement. On motion, it was resolved. That the pnweedings of this meeting be published in the St. Mirjf'i Reanm, and that aC 'py of the same U sent to the widow of the deceased. THOMAS LOKKR, Prat. Jake* C. Pvax, &U. ( - CHRISTY SULKIER. | We doubt if any one can read with dry eyes the following touching narrative, which appeared iu the ll ’itrJtum* out/ Ur jfartttr at a true story. When we remem ber that perhaps hundred* of Chi istian* all over the country are suffering and dy • ing in a similar manner, it fills our heart with anguish, and load* u to pray fervent ly for a speedy close of so terrible a war. | “The wants more full of Wounded • soldiers. U I that I could bring boim* to your mind, reader, the full sadm-s* •of such a soenc ! It would do you no ‘harm, though thrill after tin HI of horror j might shake your frame. It is not the 1 gaping wounds alone that would enlist ’your sympathy, but the souse of deswlale uess the poor sick men must M, as they think of their homes, ami the dear ones .hey are destined never to behold iu life. There they lie, ranged side by aide, some of them indifferent to all that is taking place around them, others with eyes brightly retb*#* and watchful, now gloomed with ap)NrvhensnHa, now light eaed with hope. Here is one, athletic, handsome, youthful, whose arm lies shat tered at bis ride, the pod right arm < that has so often been wielded in use ful deeds. It will never serve him more, fur amputation has become the neecsri

fTd death may follow. Here is an other whose face is bandaged down to the pale outline of his lips, and whose doom is inevitable blindness, if his life is spared. Here lies another whose quivering mouth and muscles tell the • agony he has the fortitude to sone a l , out which the surgeou says will be Um much f<*r him. What wonder that the nurses move about with blanched cheeks and moistened eyes? It is their first expe rience. ud mime of them tremble as each body is brought iu, fur fear of re cognising a son or brother. Quietly from hud to bed move* th* chaplain, sickened to th* heart, but strengthened for his duty by the ' Hand (hat never fails. To some he gives a few words of sympathy, reserving th*-ir eases fur another day, for they are only slightly wounded; to others he speaks ! gently of their situation, striving to tell them with words from which all hope ha* departed, of their swift •coming end. iTo all he speak* of Jesus; bids them iu the hour of tlnir extremity to look up to God. who is willing to aeerpt ‘ them if they will but put tbelr whole ’ trust iu Him. Four fellows, rude and < rough though they may have seemed, the quivering lip, shaking like that of ; a child iu it* heaviest child s*>rrow, the deep-heaved sob, that lifts the great ! chest with almost convulsive throes, tells that Jherc is s fountain in the heart that the soft words of sympathy may stir, Thu chaplain came at last to a cut set ’by itself outside the wards. Here r<dining jat full length, was a young muu. whose i lace bote Imt alight traces of suffering.— it was flushed with a hue like that of ! health, the eyes were undimmed, and I only the position of the hands, which wore thrown over his head and locked l iu almost spasmodic tightness, told that !he was iu [tain. He was unusually no i hie iu countenance. His brow wa i broad and fair, and the thick lock* that ' clustered back from the temples curled , like the ringlets of a boy. He knew • not why, hut the chaplain experienced •an unusual and sudden sympathy for | this young man. struck down iu hi* b-auty; still he frit that there was no immediate danger in his case. ‘How is he wounded 7* he asked of the surgeou, as the two approached the bed ride very softly. *ln the right side, below the ribs,* was the reply. I* he iu danger 7’ *U ! no ; that is. not at present. The case may take a bad turn, to l sure ; but •it look* very'well now. ‘Charles/ he ad d*d, addressing th* sick man, familiarly, i *th chaplain is going the rounds ; would ! you like to see him 7* *U, certainly !* exclaimed the young . man, smiling. *1 am very glad to see i him and he held out his hand. His voice was strong and ringing, as with the j highest lisalth, his clasp was vigorous. *1 am sorry to find you wounded/ said the chaplain. j ‘O! only the causualty of war; we must expect it, you know/ * Du you suffer much V ‘At times, sir, very severely: I feel o well, only the distress here/ and be pres sed his hand to his side. • ‘You will be up soon I hope/ *1 trust so, sir; the doctors say it is a bad wound, but will yield with care. I 1 only wish 1 had my mother here. She i has heard of it, ami doubtless started be j fore this. It will l>e so comfortable to fee her; you don't know how 1 lung for i her/’ ' • Oh ! mothers, you sre the first thought of when the hardy soldier feels the pang l of pain. If • your name he calls, your form he sees in the mist* of delirium, your ! voice he hears Iu every gcutle word that is spoken. He knows whose touch will be the teuderest, through the sympathy of suffering, be knows who has borne tbe ’ most for him ; and on the tented field, tbe holy name of mother receives a fresh bap ' tism of love and beauty. 1 ‘I can imagine bow you fe.l/ said (be ! chaplain ; ‘ami I have uo doubt you will see ber noon. Meanwhile you know there is a Friend who will be to you more than i mother, or father, sister or brother/ ‘I realise that, sir/ (raid the young man ; ‘I am a professor of religion, and have been for years. When I was shot, ave, and before, I commended my soul to Him for life or death but 1 conies I have much to live for. I am not bro’t yet where 1 am perfectly willing to die. ‘lt may In* fur the reason that yon are not yet call<*d to die/ replied the chap lain ; ‘but in life you know it is the one important thing to be prepared for, death.* After a short prayer, the minister and rick man parted. ‘He seems very strong and sanguine/ he said as hr met the surgeon again, ‘and likely to recover/ •N i doubt of it. sir. no doubt/ was the hasty reply of the surgeou, as he passed j on I * j The hour of midnight had struck from the great dock in the hall. Slowly and , * sulctuulv it knelled the departing mo metits, and it* echo rollod through the jilhllv. vibrating on many an ear th*! would never hear the sound of the strik ing hour* again. The chaplain still snl j up in hi* own room, writing letters for .' three or four of the wounded soldier*. ami a strange stillness felt around him as ho * closed the last sheet ami sat back with folded bands, to think. Ho could not . tell why. but do what and go where be I would, the face of the young Volunteer with whom he had spoken last, haunted t : him. lie arose to move to tho window r: Wh tie the breeze was cooler, when a j kuuck was heard at the door and n . rapid voice calling, ‘Chaplain 7’ He hur- ; ’ ried to lift the latch. Tin? surgeon , stood there, looking like a shadow in the r dim moonlight that crept into the passage*. .! “ Chaplain, sorry to disturb yon. aud wore sorry still to give you an unpleasant 1 duty to perform." , 4 Why, what is it?’ was the quick re . joinder. “That fin* young fellow whom you ! talked with is going/ . t ‘What! you do uot mean* , ‘Won't live an hour, or two at the most. . I tried to tell him. but I couldn't; and . finally 1 thought of you. You can case . it, yon know.’ A great shadow fell' on th* chaplain; t for a moment he was stunned and choked. * i aud his voice grew husky as be made { ri Tb** ‘U is a sad errand, but none tli* less . my duty. Four fellow ! I can't realize it. , indeed 1 cannot. Hi* voice was so . strong; his manner so natural! I’ll he • there presently/ Ami l*fl alone, he threw himself ujhiu his knee* to wrestle I' for strength iu praver. [ The atimwphere was filled with low k sighs from the strugglers with pain and . disease. Going softly up to tbe couch at which be had stood before, the chaplain , gaised upon the face before him. It 1 I looked as calm as that of a sleeping infant, , but he did uot sleep. Hearing a slight mdse, his eyes flew open aud rested iu I I some surprise ujkhi that chaplain. *1 felt a* if i must see you again before I retired/ said the latter, striving to stea dy his voice. ‘ILw do you feel now 7’ ' ‘O; better. I thank you; in fact almost well. The pain is gone, and I feel quite f topeful/ I rather think the surgeon dot's, though he said nothing." Again that fearful swelling in the ehap i lain’* threat. How should he tell him 1 of bis danger—how prepare the mind so calmly resting n almost a certainly 7 f 1 the poor, hopeful soul, that would never b*ok with earthly eyes on th* mother hr so longed fur. Another moment, and the youn? man appeared to lie struck with ; some peculiarity in the fvc** or movements of the chaplain. The large eyes sought his with iutenseness that was painful, and he strove to interpret that which made the difference between this and his former ! ! i '' detiseanor. * Vow r care*-weary you. chaplain/ h* i said quietly: *y**n n*u-| be very faithful. • for it is past midnight.’ *1 was on the point of going to )ed when | was called to prepare a dying man . | for hi* last hour/ was the tearful response. ‘lndeed I what poor fellow gms ne\l7* rejoined the young man, with a look of , mournful inquiry. •There was no answer: for the wealth of worlds the chaplain could not have spoken : now. That tone so unconscious of danger; j that eye so full of sympathy! Still a ■ traige sib-nee I What did it m-an 7 The ! sick man's inquiring glance chang-d for ' a moment to ouc ol intense terror. IL * raised both anus—let thrift fall heavily upon the coverlet at his side, mi l in a ■ i voice totally altered by emotion, be , • gas|K-d: 1 ‘Groat Heaven! you mean me/ i ‘My dear friend ! said the chaplain, un- j ; • manned. *l* nm to die then—and- -how -long v ■ his eye once more sought that of the ■. chaplain. • ‘-Vuu have made your peace with God, I: let death eome as soon as it.will, He will; ‘carry you over the river.* i* ‘Yen: but this is awfully sudden! aw- , 1 fully sudden ! his lips quivered; he looked , 'up grievingly—‘and shall not see my 1 > mother/ ‘Christ is better than n mother," mur ‘ mured tbe chaplain. ‘Yes/ The word eanae in a whisper, i j His eyes were closed : the lips that wore [ i ‘ha* trembling grief, as if tbe ebastisc * j incut were too aore. too hard t* be horn*. | - Imt as the imputes passed, and the soul ! j lifted itself stronger and more steadily * r j upon the wings of prayer, the couuteuauee grew calmer, the lip steadier, and when I i the eyes were opened again, there was a > r light ni their depth* that could have come r ( only from heaven. r * ‘I thank you f*nr your courage,* he said, t more feebly, taking the band of tbe, i ] chaplain. ‘The bitteroes* is over wow.; f and I feel willing to die. Tell my motb • cr—he paused, gave owe sob, dry aud full j c' of the last auguih of earths-‘tell her how j - I longed to see her, but if God will per- \ j mil me, I will be near her. Till her to t comfort all who loved me, to say that I 1 j thought af them all. Tell ray father that j p I am glad he gave me hia consent, ami i. that other fathers will m*um for other I sons. Tell my minister, by word or let ! er that I thought of him. and that I 1, thank him for all his counsels. Tell him . I .find that Christ will not desert the pas > *in| soul; aud that I wuh him to give my - testimony to the living, that nothing is t of real worth but tbe religion of Jesus. And now will you pray for me 7* s O! what emotions swelled the heart of - (hat devoted man, as be knelt by tbe s bed-side of the dying volunteer, the jroung soldier of Christ; aud with tones so ow that only the ear of God and that of him who was pasring away cculd hear, t ’ besought God** grace and presence. J I Never in all his experience had his heart I been so powerfully wrought upon; u*vcr hid a Ceding nf such unutterable tenler* n*s taken |4McAH"ii of hi* jUioI. |J e * cmmm| *\rrtdf in the pro* r.eo of a gluriiied spirit; and after the prayer was over, restraining his aob*. he bent down , and pressed u|Hn the beautiful brow* •Beady chilled with the breath of the twie*?. ihrim*. a fervent kbe. They tnigbf have been as tokens from the father and the mother, a* well „ himself So fierhape thought the dying soldi r. for a heatrmly smile touch'd Ilia face with new beauty, as be ai f Thank you I 1 wm*l trouble v.,u ail J • ' •*■■■- ■■ • • •ii y . lunger; you are wearied out—go t u Vuur real.’ •The Lord God k* with you T wan the fervent response. ‘Amen I* trembled from the bit I,|. teniug lip*. •Another hour passed, The chaplain atiil moved uneasily around hi* n*mi. j There were hurried sound* and footstep* on the stairs. lie opened bin dr and encountered the surgeon who whispered one little word— •< loner lArhl’i wltlwr had found the capta'n of hi* salvationl Look Before Ton Kick A minister in one of our thurchea. (the Vineyard (latette says.) while on his way !to preach a funeral sermon in the coun try, railed to er one of his members, an old widow lady, who lived mar the road he wu travelling. The old lady hud ju,t been making sausages, and she felt proud of them, they were so plump, round and sweet. Of course she insisted ou the min ister taking some of the links home to his family. ll** objected, on account of his not having his portmanteau along. Tim . obj elion was over-rub d. and the old lady, after wrapping them in a rag carefully placed a bundle in each pocket of tin? preacher's capacious coal Thus equipped be Parted for the funeral. \\ bile attending ih- solemn ceremonies of the grave, some hungry dog* scented the sausages and were not long in tracing them to the good man's overcoat. ()f course this was a greai annoyance, and ha was several times under the necessity of kicking the whelps away.—The obsequies of the grave completed, the minister and congregation repaired to the Church, where the fum-ra) discourse was to bo preached. After the sermon was fini-hed. the minister halted to make some remarks ■to his congregation, when a brother, who widled to have an ap|oiutiii*nl given our, ascended the pulpit and gave the minister's cut a hitch to gain his attention. The divine, thinking it a dog having a design i upon his pocket, raised his foot gave u sudden kick, ami sent the good brother sprawling down the pulpit step*. “Vnu will excuse mo. brethren and sisters I" said the iuini>lcr confusedly, and without looking at the work In- had done, “for \ could not avoid if. I had sausages in my pockets, and that dog has been trying to grab them ever since I came upon the premise!.*’ • •••* A Mll.lTlKV VIU.AOK IN CVutLCS CoC.N- T| - -A letter dated ('amp Stiles, near Hud’a Kerry, liiarles ciinty. M<l . says; The village' of Krednnia (which is to ho Ihe (in me of the place which wc arc build ing) i< going up finely, nearly half of the houses being already done. (\d. Small s house is as fine a log cabin as can be seen in the country f..r its sue. while Major Kerry * is j*i%t *iieh a on** for comfort a* he would hare. Ihe private*’ housrs Hiimlwr sixty. and can accommodate six teen men cadi. Kadi eouipany has one house for it* commissioned officers, am) one house f,*r its cauimis'.ary sergeant, to keep the company store- in. Then there are So he the adjutant's house, the quarter master s Imuse, and a imiiiltcr of others f*<r laumb resses. servant*, cooks, teamsters. Ac. The streets are laid out at right an gles. and forty feet wide. iHorvicb. | By the Ucv. Mr. Lambeth. IMCII.MM) S. HAUL. of Calvert county, to Mis* , GABttlK li. SIIKMWKLL, of St. Mary a county. • #• - - Die b. Suddenly, at the residence of his bndher in this village, on the Dilh ull.. Kit : WABD 8.. third son of the late Ignatius and Ann Abell, in the 17th year of hi* age. PKOI'I^SIONAi, en. OH A RUM COM Its. haviu lo calrd himself at the G K K A T •M 1 b l< H for the purpose of practising his profession can always he found at the 1 residence of J. J. A list an, Kaq.. when not professionally engaged. Jan. 2nd, 1862—if. WANTED npo HI V or lllltll 1< or 12 likely I JL NKtiUO MKN and WOMK.V f r , which the market prices or wages ail! b given. Also. KATTKD CATTLK can he sold for the hcvt market prices by applying to 1 or addressing, JO. 11. MADDOX. 1 Great Mills I*. 0. j Jan. •2ml, 18*2—tf. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. is hereby riven tfcal the sbrri 1V her has obtained from ll* Court a* Hi. Alary** county in Maryland. let* : lers iMUHSOIary n the |.crsr.-r.d * of James E, franc, tale *f ad ccnniy, di ffused. All pcrsmir lintinr churns mcniksi <!>* Mid deceased, are hereby warned to *xl|bi same with the pr|*er ronche* thereof, **•• siil*s-Tl*cr, un or before the |.Vh tiny <•* |SIW, ui Iter wise they may ne r<b'bd by Its I ruin nil benefit of ibe said cslatr. tin** under my hand this god day J******Tr WILLIAM WATT*. fc*.cu.or Jan. 2nd, 1 c:G‘2—|tr.

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