The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, October 31, 1861, Image 1

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* a *p,4 breadth of our laud. to avul-I tho/oiJonowj^
amf Ignorance of prifcsscd Pui/gtaaus, ;
Uu-i-mgh which thousands and tens of thousands anaurtll) ;
following are some of the diseases wc cure, pot only
t oluariuory but iui.ll porta of our conutry: ,
Poiisuiuptiou and Pulmonary-Complaint* lever!;, Pvt of
. ~ia Eye and Ear Disease. Cancers and other
Temeis ‘jaundice aI.J Elver Complaint. Seminal W eaknvss,
alldiaeaaesof the Urinary and f««al Organsfrom
tva“»r cause or whatever hatore. Our Object will be to
to the alliicted by effecting In nil cases aspmly cure,
cbirrnlois■ to drama nothing foradvlce and written pre
,-rii.twui: but will furnish when rep-tested tho very beat
ine-'iclhM at tho lowest r ites.
TKve remedies are prepared In our own Laboratory, un
, C are of able Chemists, and aro the most reliable
w'.nn to science, including all the recent discoveries.
To all addrculng tj'.by letter, containing full account of
~ ;,. , n s a id appe.iriUices of disease, a-... occapatiwn. Ac.,
ffe’wiil wtlt*a candid rtply. with advice and direction,
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■ ' vis , published at the Infirmary, to aid these objects.
the family physician,
1 "!..'!’svniotouis, diet, bathing and exorcise. Pi ice Wet.,.
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t.MT«*aliyn ttfconception, with InvaluH»h‘ Inctiuctiou-, to
|j, e ia vu subjects of *» privuto nature. I’rice 20 cent?.
Hie Genllemen’s Medical- Companion,
A W* f-r the old and young, embracing thePathulrgy.
rrcTt-niiou aiul Cure of all Diseas'-s of tljo. Urinary-ami sex*
u> > o r -.ujit. aiul a warning voice of advice aud counsel, such
as tu 'S' found In UO other work. Ducu-25 cents.
the guide and guard
It exposes all the Humbug., and tli>> various Tucks to
entice the sick ami well. It illustrates tlio. i> ans of the
Quacks uiii-Uugues to dupe every, one. It guide* tho nu-
Jsrv through liK uml tdiuws up ivory swindle of tlie age.
It fiwwsbo'V all kinds of Pood. Medicines, Liquors and
Hoads are adulterated, with the means of detecting the
bauds- Price 25 ceufc.
Vat every familv, hiving over 1000 receipts oti. Cooking,
Pic.-i ring. Dyeing, Cleaning. Ac. How to plant and what
is the best to raise. How to’curc animals, advice tuh-mse
kccu' rs, farmers and inechauica. on loco subjects of inter
est. Price 25 cents. Worth *lO to any one,
Kor those who wish to ge.t well from that awful disease,
. lull description of nil the- remedies used, with a
careful statement of the results, and other useful ir.fornia
ti ill. Price Pi cents. , , , ,
The information in them is-not to he found in any works
published, nor obtainable from any Other, source. These
books are published on Hue uud" beautifully
bound. . .
Any of the above works will ho mailed free, on receipt of
pricer in stamps. or money; or the whole in u handsomely
bound volume for one dollar. No family should In* with
out them. They are illustrated with beautiful engravings
xml couiaiu the condensed experience of years. .
AoEStS WANTED for the above works, who can makeslso
a month. Send for a circular for agents.
To the young oi both sexes suffering from secret habits;
pnvßratiun of miud; lass of power; nervous debility; loss
of sight; wakefulness; love of solitude; eruptions on the
face, &c., &c. Send hejnvt it is too hi U ; belorc you suffer
Incurable damage to both body and mind.
To Females who want ?o/e, ptwtLmi and wt remedies
for Irregularities, Obstructions, Whites. Ac:, send to us.
Wo are convinced that there are many limits of scrofu
lous, consumptive and diseased: condition t*> wlmm a nu
merous offspring only brings snlhring and poverty. To
such,wo would eay write, and we will smul information of
a nure, well-teste*!, and miver-filling Pnr.Vr.Niivi:.
Wo will mail free, totuiy one applying for it.
It is a largo and beautiful paper, aim contains the m<nt
valuable information on apermaiorhica. or Seminal Wcuk
ue«&. Tba cause, effects and cure, showing the awful ef
fects of the disease,
On all other diseases of the Sexual Organs, u full expla
nation of the origin ,of iSyphilis* the hieacs of
atul cure.
Oa Consumption, that fearful disease.
On theXlvcr, Heart, Stomach ami Skin.
On Female Complaints. .
On the variotM Schools of Medicines.
On the modes of Treatment how practised.
On the False Treatment of Diseases.
On the various Medical Humbugs.
On the Physiology of Marriage.
On the Common sense of Medicine.
On Diet, Exercises, and Ablution.
How the Physician should be.
How to prevent Pregnancy.
And many other things. Sext> fob it.
This Journal should be in the hands, of every one.
J. RcassLL, M. D., A. M., Chief Physician. S. S. Morris,
Surgeon. Dr- J. Boyle. Chemist. >
Office in New York, 154 Chambcnrstrcot.
Office in WilHamsbnrghf South Bth and sth streets.
Correspondents will please enclose two or three stamps
for return postage, and address
DR. A. BKKNKY, Secretary.
Williamsburg, New York.
(Box 14L)
Nor. 15,1860.-ly _ __
STANT practice, can be consulted at the Altoona
House, Mr. John Wood’s, viz,:—On the 7 th of June, the
tthof July, onrf the 70i«/h? will then vacate for
3 monthkSpNolice.wlU he given in this paper when bo
comiuMicea 'hla Winter’s Term again. -
He treats all diseases that flesh is heir to. Uo invites all
female* who may bo suffering with diseases peculiar to
their teX, to cull and examine hi? new modi- of treatment,
a* thousands have been restored to health who have been
abandoned by others, lie Is in possession of perfect in
struments Ibr sounding the lungs and chest and is there
ftr**kble to detehfilto'.tlie exact condition of the vital or
cans—t^seaueuuycanireatsuchcomplaints with greater
safety ami Wtafocg tfcanlti* possible for those -who gitesn
at the disease andwdxpbnment for its cure. lie believes
that for every malady-there is found in our soil a sure
anti neror-falling remedy.
Patients can receive treatment for $5 pe month, except
in cases of Cancers and Tumors, they vary from $lO to
$lOO. Examination free. Dll. W. LEVTNGSTON.
!F. B.—See Handbills. s » ’6l
* IXQ located permanently In Altoona, respectfully
offers hi* «ervlc«3 in.the different departments of
Surgical anil Mechanical Dentistry.
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Poem delivered before the Phi Prta Kappa Society of Bar
vurd (fnivfrjiiy.
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Tim ruar awakes the land; the flfo Is calling
shrill; '
Ten thousand starry banners Mate on town, and bay, and
Our crowded streets are throbbing with the-soldier** uica-
snred trump
Among our bluded cornfields gleam the while teifts*of the
The thunders of the rising war Inish Labor's drowsy hum,
And luavy to the ground the first dark drops of.battle
The souls of men flame up anew; the narrow heart ex
pands ;
And woman brings patient faith to nerve her engcr.hands.
Thank God! wo ure hut buried yyt, though long in trance
we lay,
Thank Godl thc fathers need uoEblush to own their tons
Oh I sad and slow the weeks went by; each held his
anxious breath, : ' t
Like one who waits, in helpless-fear, some sorrow great
as death.
Off! scarcely was. there faith- in God, nor any trnstln tsap,
While fast along the Southern sky the blighting Shadow
It veiled the stars, oiic after one; it hushed the patriot’s
And stole from men the sacred sense that parteth right
from wrong.
Then a red flash, the lighting across the davkiiess broke.
And w ith a voice that shook the land tho guns of Sumpter
Wake, sous of heroes, wake! The ago of heroes dawns
Truth takes iu hand her ancient sword,andcallslicr loyal
Lo! brightly o’er the breaking day shines freedom's holy
star; •
Peace cannot, cure the sickly time. All hail, the healer,
That call was hoard by Plymouth Rock; *t\vas heard iu
Boston Bay; ’
Then np the piny streams of Maine sped on Its ringing
way. :
1 JJew Hampshire's rocks, Vermont'*! green hills, it kindled
into flame;
Rhode Island fell her mighty- soul bursting her little
frame: ' i
The ylmpire city atm ted up, her golden fetters rent,
And. meteor-like, across the North the fiery message sent;
Over the breezy prairie land, by bluff and lake it ran,
Till Kansas bent his arm, and laughed to find Iliimselfa
man: • ■■
Then on by cabin and by camp, by stony wastes and sands.
It rang exultant town the sea where the Golden City
stands. '
And whereso’er tho summons came, there roso au angry
As when upon a rocky coast a stormy tide conics in,
Straightway thc’fathers gathered voice, straightway the
sons arose, '
With flushing cheek, as when the East with day's red cur-
rent glows. ■ \
Hurrah 1 the long despair is past; our fading hopes renew;
The fog is lifting from tho land, lo! the afleient blnel
We learn the secret of the deeds the tsireai have handed
down, •
To fire the youthful soldier’s zeal, and tend h|e green re-
nown. ‘
W'ho lives for country, through his arm feels all her forces
’Tis easy to bo brave for truth,' as for the rose to blow
- Law,fair form of Liheity, God’s light is on thy brow,
Oh! Liberty, thou soul of Law, Ucd’s very Kejf art thou.
Ono tho clear river’s sparkling flood that clotiies the bank
with green; t
And one the line of stubborn rock that holds the water in-
Friends whom weeannot thiuk apart, seemingeach other’s
Twin flowers upon a single stock with equal grace that
OUI fair ideas, we write your, names across ■ our banner s
fold; '•
For you, tho sluggard’s brain is firo; for yon, tho coward
Oh! daughter of the blooding past! Oil! hope tho proph-
eta saw I
God giro ns Law in Liberty, and Liberty in Law!
Fuli many a heart is aching With mingled Jby and pain.
For those who go so proudly forth and may not come again:
And many a heart Is aching for those it icaics behind,
As a thousand Under histories throng in upon the mind.
Tho old men bless the young men and praise their bearing
Tho women in the doorways stand to wave; them bravely
by. /
On® threw her arms aronnd her boy, and said, “Good bye,
my son; t i
Ood help thee do the valiant deeds tliy father would have
done.” ;
One held up to a bearded man a little child do kiss,
And shall not bo alone, for thy dead love and
And one, a rosebud In her hand, leant at asoldior’s sido;
“Thy country weds then first,” sho said; “lie I thy sec
ond bride.”
Ohf mothers, whsn, around yonr hesrths yo count your
cherished ones, 1
And miss from'tho enchanted ring tho flower of all your
sons; ' ■
Oh! wlvba, when o,er the cradled child ye bend at even,
'lug's fall, • *
And voices which tlsp heart can hear across the distant
Oh I maids, when in the sleepless nights yo opc the little
And look till ye can look no more upon the proud young
Xot only pray the Lord of Life, who measures mortal
To bring the absent back unscathed out of the fire of death;
Oh I pray with that divine content which God’s best favor
That, whomsoever lives or dies, ho saves hia holy cause I
So out of shop and farm house, from shore and inland glen,
Thick os the bees in clover time arc swarming armed men ;
Along the dusty roads in haste the eager columns come,
With flash of sword and musket’s gleam, thobngleaud
the drum.
Ho! comrades, see the starry flag, broad-waving at our
head; .
Ho! comrades, mark the waving light on the dear em
blems spread. , \
Our fathers’ blood have hallowed it; ’tis part of their re-
And palsied bo the catiff hand would pluck its glories
down! *
Hurrah! buurahl it is our home where'er, thy colors fly;
We win with thee the victory, or in thy shadow die!
Oh I women, drive die rattling loom, and gather in the
hay; 1
For all the youth, worth, lovo and truth are marshaled for
the fray.
Southward the hosts uro hurrying, with banners tvido
where the stately Hudson fluaU the wealth of half
\ Die world;
where, amid the closured isles, Lake Huron’s waters
From whore the MissUaippl pours an undiluted stream;
From where Kentucky’s fialds of corn hand lu the South-
ern air; I -
From l.road Ohio’s luscious vines; from Jersey’s orchards
From where between bis fertile slopes, Nebraska’s rivers
From Pennsylvania's Iron hills; from woody Oregon;
Ami Massachusetts led the van. as in the days of yore,
And gave her reddest blood to cleanse the stones of Balti-
OIi! mother*, sinters, daughters, spare the tears yo fain
would shed;
Who seem do die in such a cause, yeeannot call than dead.
They live upon the lips'of meh, in picture and sung,
And nature folds them in her heart, and keeps them safe
from wrong.
Oh! length of days is pot a boon the bravo man prayeth
There are evils worse than death or any war—
Oppression with his iron strength fed on the souls of men,
And License, with the hungry brood that haunt his ghast
ly den.
But like bright stars that fill the eye, adoring hearts ye
Oh! saervd grace of Liberty; oh! majesty of Law!
Uurrah! the drums are beating; the fife is calling shrill;
Ten thousand starry banners flame ou town, and bay and
The thunders of the rising war drawn Labor’s peaceful
Thank God that we have lived to see the saffron, morning
come —
The morning of the battle call, to every soldier dear!
Oh, joy! the cry is “forward!” Ob. joy! the foe is near!
For all the crafty men of peace have failed to purge the
land; ;
Hurrah! the ranks of battle close; God takes his cause in
Hfkt llliscdlani).
Lot any man become immensely wealthy
by his own exertions, and straightway you
shall hear numerous anecdotes illustrating
the means by which he attained his rich
es, the' effect they have upon him, his
disposition of them, or his sayings peculi
arities and eccentricities.
Astor, Girard-and Billy Gray have fur
nished illustrations for many a clever
sketcher. We heard a few clever anneo
ddtes the pther of Billy Gibbons, a
New Jersey Millionaire, one of which we
give our readers.
It seems that Billy, while in a country
village in which he owned some property,
stepped into a barber shop to get shaved.
The shop was dull of customers, and the
old gentleman quietly waited for his turn.
A customer;who was under the barber’s
hands when the old man came in, asked
the knight of |the razor, in an under tone,
if he knew who that was, and on receiving
a negative reply, ho informed him in a
whisper that it was “ Old Billy Gibbons,
the richest man in the State.”
“Good,” said the barber,
him for his shave.”
Accordingly, after the old man,had that
operation performed, he was somewhat
surprised upon asking the price to be told
“ Seventy-fivel cents.”
“ It’s my price,” said he of the lather
brush, independently, “this is the only
barber’s shop |n the place, them that comes
into it must pay what I ask.”
To the old pi,an this was rather a knock
down argument, for ho drew three-quarters
of a dollar from his pocket and paid them
over to the barber and: left the shop.
A short time after he was in close con
versation with the landlord of the" tavern
hard by, and the topic of conversation —
“ Why is it,” said he, that there’s only
one barbershop in town ? there seems to
bo nearly enough work for two.”
“ WolHUere used-to be two, said the
landlord, till; last winter, when this new
man came up from the city and opened a
new shop, and as everything in -it was ft-eph
and new, folks sort of deserted Bill Har
rington's shop which has bgen going nigh
fourteen years.”
“But didn’t this Bill do good work ?
didn’t he shave well and—cheap ?”
“ Well ps for that,” said the landlord
Bill did his work well enough and cheap
[independent in everything.]
enough, but his shop wasn’t on Main street
like the new one, and didn’t have so many
handsome pictures and curtains, and folks
got in the way of thinking the new shop
was more scientific, but,” said the landlord,
stroking a chin sown with a beard resem
bling screen wire, “ I never want a lighter
touch or keener razor than Bill Harring-
“ City fashions—eh!” growled the old
man. “So the new man’s city fashions
shut up the other’s barber shop.”
“Well, not exactly,” said the landlord,
“though things never seemed so well with
Bill after the new shop opened; first one
of his little children died of fever, then
his wife was sick a long time, and Bill hud
a big Dill to pay at the doctor’s; then as a
last misfortune his shop burned down, one
night, tools, brushes, furniture and all, and
no insurance,”
“ Well,” said the old man pettishly,
“ why dont he start again ?”
“ Start again 1” said the communicative
landlord, “ why bless my soul, he hasn’t
got anything to start with.”
“H —m —m ! Where does this man
live?” asked the old man.
He was directed and ere long was in
-conversation with the unfortunate tonsor,
who corroborated the landlord's story.
“ Why don’t you take a new shop ?”
said the old man, “ there’s a new one in
the block right opposite the other barber’s
“ What?” said the other, “ you must be
crazy. Why that belongs to old Billy
Gibbons; he’d never let one of tjjose stores
for a barber shop, they are a mighty sight
too good; besides that I have not got
twenty dollars in the world to fit up with.”
“You don’t know old Billy Gibbons as
well as I do;” said the other.
“ Perhaps not,” said the barber.
“ Now listen to me. If you can have
that shop all fitted up rent free, what will
you work in it for by the month ? what is
the least you can live on.?”
“This proposition somewhat startled the
unfortunate hair-dresser, who finally found
words to stammer out that perhaps twelve
or fifteen dollars a month Would be about
“ Pshaw!” said the old man", “ that
won’t do —now listen to me —I’ll give
you that store, rent free, and engage your
service six months, all on these conditions :
You arc to shave and cut hair for every
body that applies to you, and take no pay ;
just charge it all to me, and for all your
services I’ll pay you twenty dollars per
month, in advance—pay to commence
now,” he continued, placing two ten-dollar
bills before the astonished barber, who; it
is almost unnecessary to state, accepted
the proposition, and was still more sur
prised to learn- that it was Billy Gibbons
himself who had hired him.
In a few days the inhabitants of that
village were astonished by the appearance
of a splendid new barber-shop, far
passing the other in elegance of appoint
ments, and in which, with new mugs,'
soaps, razors and perfumes, stood a barber
and assistant ready to do duty on the
beads and beards of the people. Over
the door was inscribed, “William Har
rington, Shaving and Hair-Dressing Sa
The people were not long in ascertain
ing the privileges of Bill’s establishment,
neither were they slow in availing them
selves of them, and it is not to be won
dered that it ,was crowded and the other
deserted. The other held out some weeks,
suspecting this free shaving—(for Bill
kept his secret well) —was but a dodge to
entice customers' away, who would soon
be charged as usual; but at the end of
six weeks he found Billy working away
as usual, charging not a cent for his labor,
and having money to spend in the bar
gain, he came to the conclusion that he
must have drawn a prize in the lottery or
stumbled upon'a gold-mine, and was keep
ing a barber shop for fun, so he closed his
shop in despair and left, the place.
Meanwhile Bill Harrington kept on,
busy as a bee, and one morning liis em
ployer stepped in, and without saying a
word, sat down and was shaved; on rising
from the chair, he asked to see the score
for the six months past The'barber ex
hibited it, and, after a careful calculation,
the old man said:
“ Plenty of work, eh ?”
“Lots of ’em,” said the barber, “never
did such a business in my life.”
Well,” replied moneyrbags, “ you have
kept the account well. I see I have paid
you one hundred and twenty dollars for
your services—all right, and there were
throe hundred and thirty dollars charged
for shaving all that applied; now, this
furniture cost one hundred dollars, and
it is yours. You arc also to-have this
shop, rent free, six months longer, and
after to-day you arc to charge the regular
price, for your pay from me stops to-day.”
This, of course, the bai&er gladly as
sented to.
“ But,” said the old man on leaving,
“take care you never cheat a man by
charging him ten times the usual price
for a shave, for it may be another old
Billy (ribbons.
“ I’ll charge
fta?* Money and time have both their
value. He who makes bad use of the one
will never make good use of the other.
Providential Escape from Starvation.
The Memphis Argus gives the follow
ing account of a providential escape from
starvation, by a gentleman residing in
Lauderdale county, Tenn., near Hale’s
Last week ho was out hunting in a largo
bottom in his neighborhood, when he ob
served a wild goose fly out of a cypress
stump, which was some twenty feet high.
His knowledge of the habits of these
geese led him to believe that the goose
had a nest in the stump. On the outside
of the stump were a number of vines, by
which he pulled himself up to . peep in
and get possession of the eggs. After he
had succeeded in gaining the top of the
stump, he discovered a large number of
eggs some six or eight feet down inside.
He supposed the nest was on a firm foun
dation, and he, accordingly let himself
down inside, but, when he struck the sub
stance on which the nest was built, ho
discovered that it had no foundation, and
that he was sinking to the bottom of the
tree. i; .■
The inside of the tree was rotten and
would not bear his weight. Now ho was
in a dilemma; five miles from any habita
tion, inside of a stump twenty feet high,
with no prospect of any assistance, and
with nothing tq subsist on but the eggs;
he screamed and yelled until he was nearly
exhausted —no one coming within hearing
distance. On the third day after his ac
cidental incarceration, two gentlemen were
out hunting and came within hearing dis
tance; They Were very much frightened
at hearing a man groaning inside of the
stump, and for some time they could not
reconcile themselves to what it meant;
but having learned that Hie gentleman
had been missing from home for several
days, they were soon satisfied that it was
no “ ghost” inside the tree. They pro
cured axes and soon liberated the prisoner.
He swears that he will never attempt to
rob a goose nest situated as that one was
“Sermons in .Stones.” —The follow
ing ate the mottoes on two highly finished
blocks of marble, ordered by the Legisla
tures of the respective States, and now in
Washington awaiting their places in. the
Washington Monument: N
Ever faithful to the Constitution and the Union.”
The '.Federal Union—lt must bo Preserved.’ ”
Could:, our Federal army desire any
stronger- motives to do duty than those
suggested by those who thus untrammelled
expressed their sentiments before the arm
of tyranny sealed their lips ?
Tub Enchanted Flowers. —The fol
lowing pleasant trick has been lately per
formed by the celebrated magician, Herr
mann, in a fashionable private circle :
Hermann, having brought along a great
quantity of artificial flowers, invited the
guests in the room each to take one. Then,
walking around from one person to the
other, he took each flower only for a mo
ment between two fingers of his right
hand, and, gently breathing upon it, re
turned .the same to the owner, when sud
denly all the flowers were changed into
natural ones, scenting the air with the
most delicious fragrance.
JSS&* Was not that rather sharp iu old
Dr-.Enimons, when a certain well-known
s pantheistic physician, intending to make
'way: for a thrust at his theology, abruptly
asked, “ How olfl are you ?” , “ Sixty, sir :
and how old are you ?” was the quick re
ply. “As old as the creation, sir,” res
ponded the other, quite promptly. “Then
you are of the same age with Adam and
Eve?” “ Certainly, sif; I was in the gar
den. when they were!” “ Indeed 1” re
turned the Doctor, “ I have always heard
that there was a third person into
the garden with them, but I never knew
before That it was you.” The discussion
was closed.
The Golden Hole. —It is said of an
Indian; that whenever he got into a bad
plape in a swamp, where the ground was
too soft for safety, he put up a stake to
mark the place. Thus he not only avoided
the danger himself, but be kept others
from falling into the same snare. Might
not every Christian learn a lessotl from
this rude son of the forest, not only to
guard against his own false steps, hut as.
he prays, “ lead us not into temptation,”
to be careful to remove temptation out of
his brother’s path ?
What greater thing is there for two
human souls, than to feel that they ate
joined for life —to strengthen each other
in all labor, to rest on each other in all
sorrow, to minister to each other in all
pain, and to bo one with each other in si
lent, unspeakable memories at the moment
of thp last parting?
—H —Learn in childhood, if you can
that happiness is not outside, but inside.
A good heart and a clear conoieno© bring
happiness, which no, riches and An cir
cumstances alone ever do.
Rather Slow.—The Oswego Time*
tells the following story at the expense
■of a railroad conductor: “On the two
o’clock slow freight and passenger train
from Syracuse, the other day, werei a lady
and her son, a youth of good dimensions,
the latter traveling on a ‘ half ticket.’—
Afteri innumerable stoppages and delays,
in unloading freight, and the like by which
tho patience of passengers is usually ex
hausted long before they reach the city,
the conductor made bis appearance for
tickets. Glancing at the pasteboard re
ceived from the boy, he looked first at him, i
then at his mother, and then at tho ticket, •,
and remarked that he was la large boy to
bt, riding at half fare;' ( I know,’said the
lady, ‘I know ho is,- sir; but thett he’s
grown a good deal since we started ” ”
B®, The following annecdote is told of
the President by “ The Boston Journal s”
“One of the soldiers in the Vermont
regiment to which private Scott,' the sol
dier sentenced to be shot for sleeping up
on his post, belonged, relates an incident ,
which shows in a strong light the kind
hearted character of our President. Scott
was to be shot early in the morning. On
the afternoon before, it was decided'' to
pardon him, but the plaice of his confine
ment was six or seven miles from Wash-
ington. President Lincoln telegraphed
to the officer in charge of the execution,
but getting no reply, and fearing that his
message might have miscarried, he went
himself after dark to the encar - intent, to-
make sure that all was right.”
There are no Trifles. —There are
no such thiua: as trifles in the biography
of man. Drops make up the sea. Acorns
cover the earth with oaks and the ocean
with navies.' Sands make up the bar in'
the harbor’s mouth on which vessels arc
wrecked ; and littlcrthings in youth accu
mulate into character in age, and destiny
in eternity. All" the links in that chain
which is in all, and around all, wm can see
and admire, or at least admit, but the sta
ple to which all is fastened, and which is
the conductor of all, is the throne of Deity.
Sir Walter Scott wrote .—The race
of mankind would perish did we cease to
help each other. hVom the time that the
mother binds the child’s head, till the mo
ment that some kind assistant wipes the
dew of death from the brow of the dying,
we cannot exist without mutual help. All,
therefore, that need aid have a right to ask
of their fellow mortals, and no one, wher
has in his power to grant, can refuse with
out incurring gilt.-
ISf An intelligent lady whose little
boy was beginning to swear, anxious to
express to her child the horror of profan
ity, fait upon a novel plan of washing out
his mouth with soap suds whenever he
swore. It was an effectual cure. The
boy understood bis mother’s sense of the
corruption of an oath, which with the taste
of the suds, produced the desired result.'
The practice if\uhiversally adopted, would
raise the price of soap.
„ A Great Attainment.—Ruskin says:
“ Speakingtho truth is like writing fair, -
and comes 1 only by practice; it is Jess a
matter of will than of habit; and I doubt
if any occasion can be trivial which per
mits the practice and formation of such a
habit. To speak the truth with constancy
and precision, is nearly as difficult,. and
“perhaps as meritorious, as to speak it un
der intimidation or penalty.”
An old white haired gentleman,-
named David McFarland, Sr./ who was a
soldier in the war of 1812, walked into
banking house of Russell Hinckley, of
Belleville, Illinois, one day last week, and
unrolling paper after paper of gold and
silver until be had counted one thousand
dollars, requested Mr. Hinckly to send it
to the United States Government to aid in
in the prosecution of the war 1
A Gem from a Persian Poet.-—The
heavens are a print from the pen of God’s
perfection; the World is a bud from tie
bower of his beauty; the suit is a spark
from the light of his wisdom ; and the sky
is a bubble on the sea of his t power.
Nature forgives do sin, no error.
She lets off the offender for fifty years,
sometimes j but she catches him at last,
and inflicts the punishment just when,
just where, just how he feels it most.
; It is a pious and valuable maxim
which says, H A judicious silence is al
ways better than froth spoken without
charity.” "■*
Something must be left as a test of
the loyalty of the heart—in Paradise, the
Tree; in Israel, a Canaanite; in ns Temp
tation. ; r
*How did you like your visit- to
your Sweet heart ? Qh, I don’t like the
with which I was received: by. her
—-—lf a man qheata, yoa once,hjaißo
him; if a second time, bisme yourself-
m 3
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