The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, June 19, 1862, Image 1

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The Only Place Where a Cure Can
be Obtained*
DU. JOHNSON has discovered the
most Certain, Speedy and only Effectual Remedy in
the world for all Private Diseases, Weakness of the Back
Limbs, Strictures, Affections of the Kidneys and Blad
j'r Involuntary Discharges,lmpotency, Generall Debility,
Nervousness, Dyspepsy, Languor, Low Spirits Confusion
of Ideas. Palpitation of the Heart, Timidity, Tremblings.
Dimness of Sight or Giddiness, Disease of the Head.
Throat Nose or Skin, Affections of the Liver, Longs,Stoip*
afh or Bowels—those Terrible disorders arising from the
Solitary Habits of Youth—those secret and solitary prac
tices more fatal to their victims than the song of Syrens to
liie Mariners of Dlysaes, blighting their most brilliant
hopes or anticipations, rendering marriage Ac., impossi
fi.neciilly. who have become the victims of Solitary v ice,
Hut dreadful and destnclive habit which annually sweeps
I, an untimely grave thousands of Young Men of the most
"ihalted talents and brilliant intellect, who might 'Other
wise haw entranced listening Senates with the thunders
of eloiuencei or waked to ectasy the living lyre, may call
with full confidence.
Married Persons, or Young Men cotcmplating marriage,
being aware of physical weakness, organic debility.defor
laity, ie., speedily cured.
He who places himsel! under th* care of Dr. J. may re
ligiously confide in his honor as a gentleman, and confi
tleotlv rclv upon his skill as a physician.
Immediately Cured, and full Vigor .Restored.
This Distressing Affection—which renders Life miserable
mid marriage "’lmpossible—is the penalty paid by the
rictims of improper -Indulgences.. Young persons are to
apt to commit excesses from not being aware of the dread
ful consequences that may ensue. Now. Ivho that under
stands the subject will pretend to deny that the power of
procreation is lost sooner by those falling Into improper
habits than by the prudent? Besides being deprived the
pleasures of healthy offspring, the most serious and de
structive symptoms to both body und mind arise. The
'nystem becomes Deranged, the Physical and .Mental Func
tions Weakened. Los- of Procreative Power. Nervous Irri*
'lability. Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion,
Constitutional Debility, a Wasting of the Frame, Cough*
Consumption, Decay and Dt-ath.
Left hand side going from Baltimore street, a few doors
from the corner. Fail not to'observe name and number.
Letter* must be paid ami contain u stamp. The Doc
tor's Diplomas hang In his office
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.. Grad
uate from one of the most eminent Colleges in the United
States, and Che greater part of whose life bat been, spent in
the hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
whsre, has effected some of the most astonishing cures
that were ever known; many troubled with ringing, in the
head, and ears when asleep, great nervousness, being
alarmed at sudden sounds, bashfulness, with 'frequent
blushing, attended sometimes with derangement of: mind,
were cured immediately. -
Dr, J. addresses all those who have injured themselves
by improper indulgence and solitary habits, which'ruin
both body and mind, unfitting them for either business,
study, society dr marriage.
This* are some of the sad and melancholy effects pro*
daced by early habits of youth, viz: Weakness of the
Back and Limbs, Pains in the Head, Dimness of. Sight,
Loss pf Muscular Power, Palpitation of the • Heart, Dys
p*psy, Nervous Irritability. Derangement of thoi Diges
tive Functions, General Debility, Symptoms of Cdnsamp
tion, AcJ :
MzirfALlT.*—-The fearful effects of the mind are much to
1* dreaded-—Loss of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, De
pression of spirits, Svjl-Fdrebodings, Aversion to Society,
Self-Distrust, Love of Solitude, Timidity, Ac-, are some of
the evils produced.
Thousands of persons of all ages can now J udge what Is
the cause of their declining health, losing their vigor, be
coming weak, pale, nervous and emaciated, having a sin
gular appearance about the eyes, cough and symptoms of
consumption. ■ ' ■
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice in
dulged in when alone, a habit frequently learned from
evil companions, dr at school, the" effects of which are
nightly felt, even when asleep, and if not cured renders
marriage impostble, and destroys both mind and body,
should apply Immediately.
What a pity that a young mao, the hope of his country,
the darling of his parents, should be snatched ffca n ail
prospects and enjoyments of life, by the consequence of
dovmtftig from the path of nature, and indulging iu a
certain secret habit. Such persons MUST, before contem
reflect that a sonnd mind and body are the most necessary
requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, with
out these, the Journey through Ufe becomes a weary pil
grimage; the prospect hourly darkens to the vjew; the
mind becomes shadowed with despair and filled with the
melancholy reflection that the happiness ot another be
comes blighted with odr own.
»* hen the misguided and imprudent votary of pleasure
find* that he has imbibed the' seeds of this painful dis
ease, it too often happens that an ill-timed-sense of shame,
or dread of discovery, deters him. from applying td those
who. from education and respectability,, can alone be
friend him, delaying till the constitutional symptoms of
thii horrid disease make their appearance, such as ulcera
ted gore throve, diseased nose, nocturnal pain s in the head
and limbs, dimness of sight, deafness, nodes on the shin
aud arms, blotches on the head, face and extremi
ties, progressing with frightful rapidity, till at’ last the
palate of the mouth or the bones of the nose fait in, and
thf* victim of this awful disease becomes a horrid object of
r omniisc ration, till death puts a period to hisdreadful
by sending him t» “ that Undiscovered Country
from whence no traveller returns.”
It is a mdancholy fact that thousands fall victims to
this terrible disease, owing to the unskillfutoess of Igno
ijnt pretenders, who, by the ns© of that Deadly Poison,
Jfrrcary, ruin the constitution and make the residua of
I tic miserable.
irast not your Uvea, or health to tho care of the many
and Worthless Pretenders, destitnto of knowl
name or who copy Dr. Johnston?* adver*
jlsemenfa, or style themselves, in the newspapers, regu
larly Educated Physicians, incapable of Curing, they keep
trifling month after month, taking their filthy and
poisonous compounds, or as long as the smallest fee can
J* opined, and in despair, leave yon with mined health
■ i T oTer oar galling disappointment..
J>r. Johnston is the only Physician advertising.
vr cre< * ent * a l or diplomas always hang In bis office,
nu remedies or treatment are unknown to all others,
rT p P_ are d k life spent in the great hospitals of Europe.
fc in the country and a more extensive Private Prac
& than any other Physician {n the world.
Th« INDORSEMENT of the press.
v»«, m *"y‘hooi»nd» cured at thin Institution, year after
mimenm.. important Surgical operation.
ST by J ohn»ton. witne?»ed by the reporter, of the
.in,.'. Clipper,’’ and many othrr paper., notice, of
be.dtpr, e .! PP !? red ttga ‘" “? a S» in before the public,
wn.lhm..^ ndin,t «. a ? 8 gentlemen of character; and re
pen.lbillty, I. s.offlcient guarantee to the afflicted.
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tekvn or abtimhw®
jVo ifrrcwry or Nustous Drugs.
Monty and solemn,
A cloudy column,
Through the green plain they marchiog came
Measureless spread, like « table dread,
For the wild’grim dice of the irongame!
Looks are bent on the shaking ground—
Hearts beat loud with a knelling sound—
Swift by the breast that must bear tb« brunt,
Gallops the Major along the front—
. “Halt"’ t
And fettered they stand at the stark command.
And the warriors, silent; halt!
Proud in the blush of morning glowing!
What on the hill-top shines In flowing ?.
“ See you the foemen's banner waring?’'
We see the foemen's banners waving I”
“ God be with your children and wife!”
Hark tho music—the dram and the fife—
How they ring through the ranks which they raise to the
strife! 7
Thrilling they sound with thelr glorious-tone—
Thrilling they go through tbe marrow*bone!
Brothers, Qod grant when this life is o’er,
In the life to come that we jmeet once more!
See the smoke, how the lightning is clearing asunder,
Hark! tho guns, peal on peal, how they boom in.their
From host to host, with kindling sound.
The shoqt and signal circle round!
Ay, shout It forth to life or death! •'
Freer already breathes the breath—
The war It waging—slaughter raging,
And heavy through the eeelting pall
The Iron death:dice fall!
Nearer they close, foes upon foes.
From square to square it goes.
They kneel as one man, from flank to flank,
And the fire comes sharp.from the foremost rank.
Many a soldier to the earth is sent;
Many a gap by the ball is rent;
O’er the corse before springs the hinder man,
Tb£ the line may not fall to the fearless-van;
To the right, to the left, and around and around.
Death whirls in its dance on the bloody ground ;
God’s sunlight is quenched in the fiery fight,
Over the host falls a brooding night 1
Brothers, God grant when this life is o’er.
In the life to come that we fneet once more!
The dead .men lie bathed to the weltering blood.
And tile living are blent in the slippery flood;
And the feet, as they reeling and sliding go.
Stumble on the cprses that sleep below.
c What! Francis, give Charlotte my last farewell!”
As the dying man murmurs the thunders swell.
I’ll give—O God. are their guns so near ?
Ho! comrades—yon volley: look sharp to the rear!
I'll give thy Charlotte thy last farewell—
Sleep soft! where death thickest descondeth in ram,
The friend thou forsakest thy side may regain':’’
Hitherward thitherward, rqels the fight.
Dark and more darkly the day glooms to night.
Brothers, God grant when this life is o'er.
In the life to come that we nieet once more!
Hark Uy the hoofs tb*t galloping go!
The AdjoUnfiffylng—
The horsemen press hard on the panting foe,
Their thunder boomrdyiog.
Terror has seized oo the dastards all—
And their colors fall!
Closed is the brunt of the glorkms fight;
And the day, like a conqueror, bursts on the.night I
Trumpets and fifes swelling choral along —
The triumph already sweeps marching in song.
Farewell, fallen brothers! though this life be o’er, .
There’s another in which we shall mwet you onoe more.
JStfert Ipwrtljwg.
The return of Napoleon from Elba to
Paris was the signal for all the allied ar
mies of Europe to be on their march to
crush him.. ■ Hurriedly Napoleon collected
120,000 men to repel the million of bay
onets, now crowding upon France. Wel
lington and Blucher were in the vicinity
of Brussels with 100,000 each. To save
France the Jiorrqrs of invasion, Napoleon
resolved to cross the frontier, and fall upon
one body of the enemy, and then another,
until they should be compelled to negoti
ate. 4
At 3 o’clock in the morning of the 12th
of June, Napoleori left the Tuilleries for
his last campaign. He took leave of Cau
laincourt, saying, “ Farewell; we must
conquer or diej” rapidly through
the day and the succeeding night, he ar
rived, on the morning of the 13th, at
Avesnes, 150 miles from Paris. Here he
had assembled all bis available force.—
Wellington was at Brussels, and Blucher
a few leagues from him, neither dreaming
of attack. They were waiting the arrival
of 200,000 Russians, with whom they
were to commence their inarch upon Paris.
Napoleon's plan was to attack Welling
ton by surprise, and destroy his force, and
Blucher’s, and then to march against the
In an hour after Napoleon’s arrival at
Avesnes the whole army was in motion.
By different routes they were directed to
meet at Charleroi, 35 miles distant, at aq
appointed hour. General Bourmont was
in charge of one of these divisions. In
famously he deserted, and revealed to the
allies the plans of the Emperor. Behind
tire entrenchments of Charlerio, Napoleon
found ten thousand Prussians ready to
dispute his passage. He attacked them so
vigorously that they soon retreated, leaving
2 jOOO nf their dead behind them. It was
30 miles from Charleroi to Brussels. Ten
miles on this road iasituatedthe little
hamlet of Quatre Bras. Ney with
men, was ordered to advance immediately
to that spot, “ Concentrate (here your
men,” said the Emperor. “Fortify your
I army by field works. Hasten so that, by
midnight, this position, occupied and im
pregnable, shall bid defiance to any at
tack.” Blucher, acting from information
: received' by the .traitor. Bouranont, was
hastening'with 60,000 troops to join Wel
lington. Napotan at the beadof 60,000
unexpectedly encountered him. After one
; of the most i terrible conflicts ever waged,
the Prussians lied, utterly routed, leaving
; 20,000 weltering, in their blood, and 10,-
000 prisoners in the hands of Napoleon.
Had Ney obeyed his orders the Prussian
army would have perished without the es
cape of a. man.
But as Ney approached Quatre Bras, in
a dark night of storm and floods of rain,
and through an ocean of mire, he allowed
his exhausted troops to stop, a few miles
before reaching that all important point,
which he intended to take with the earli
est morning light. He sent word that the
post was already in his possession. Welling
ton at a ball in Brussels, turned pale with
dismay, as he heard of the approach of’
I Napoleon!
It was fifteen miles from Brussels to
Quatre Bras. Fully aware of the impor
tance of the post, he instantly despatched i
a division to occupy it. Through the
whole night the troops pressed along the
miry road, mingling their tnmult with the .
roar of the tempest. In the inoming Ney
in consternation, found the English were
in possession of the post. The whole day
was spent in the most bloody, desperate
and unavailing efforts to regain it. The
anguish of Ney, in view of his irreparable
■fault, was awful: The night of the 16th
of June came, a night of darkness and de
luging rain. Napoleon, at Ligny, was a
victor. Ney, ten miles distant, at Quatre
Bras, was bafiied, bleeding and exhausted.
Blucher, with his broken battalions con
sequently escaped, and retreated towards
Wavre, where he was joined by reinforce
ments. Napoleon sent Grouchy with 30,-
000 men to pursue him. Wellington fell
back to Waterloo, to be joined by his
Prussian allies. Such was the state of
affairs .when the morning of the 17 th of
June dawned upon these drenched armies.
Napoleon, leaving Grouchy to pursue
Blucher, passed over to Quatre Bras, joined
his troops to those of Ney, and with his
combined force of 70,000 followed Wel
lington- to the spacious plain of Waterloo.
Wellington had here skillfully posted his
troops on an extended ridge, and was anx
iously awaiting the arrival 6f Blucher.—
It was the night of the 17th, dark and
rainy, when Napoleon reached the field.—
For'eighteen hours he had not indulged
in a moment of repose or received any
nourishment. All the night the rain fell
in torrents, as the emperor stationed his
army for the battle of the morrow.
Wellington’s force had been variously
estimated at from 72,000 to 90,000 men.
The morning of the 18 th dawned lurid
and stonny. It Was the Sabbath. The
undulating plain of Waterloo was a vast
wheat field. Soaked with rain and cut
up by the wheels and the tramp of these
armies, it now resembled a quagmire. At
eight o’dock the clouds broke, and the sun
shone out brilliantly. At half past ten the
troops w® re all in their positions, the hos
pitals established in the rear, and the sur
geons, with splinters, knives and saws,
ready for theft- melancholy work.
At 11 o’clock the carnage commenced.
The English with their . formidable bat
teries, were extended along the ridge of
a gentle elevation, about a mile and a half
in length. The French from an opposing
ridge, not an eighth of a mile distant,
were forming in solid columns, and charg
ing the British line up to the very muzzle
of their guns. Hour after hour the mur
derous fire continued, each party apparent
ly as indifferent to bullets, balls and shells,
as if they had been snowflakes.
About the middle of the afternoon the
victory seemed to be decided in favor of
Napoleon.j In many places great gaps
had been cut through the British, lines,
and fugitives, in broken bands, were flying
in dismay towards Brussels. It is said
that Wellington was in anguish, deeming
the battle 1 lost, and that he wiped the cold
sweat from his brow, saying, “ Would that
Blucher or night were come.”
Just at this time the quick eye of the
Emperor discerned, far off upon the right
an immense mass of 60,000 men, rapidly
emerging from a forest and descending
upon the plain. He hoped that it was
Grouchy. It ought to have been. It
was Blucher. Napoleon had now but
50.000 men, exhausted by exposure,
marching, and many hours of the most
desperate; fighting. Wellington, with the
reinforcement of • Blucher 1 s fresh troops,
had 100,000 to oppose him.
Twenty thousand of the French soldiers
were now either dead or wounded. But
50.000 remained to oppose 100,000.; Ev
erything j now depended upon the success
of a desperate charge, before the Prussians
could reach the-field. The Imperial Guard
was immediately brought forward. Na
poleon wished to lead it, but yielding to
die earnest solicitation of his staff, surren
dered the command to Ney. Ip two col
umns this band, which had never moved
but to Victory,' advanced .against dm bat-
(■independent IN EVEKTTHING.]
teries of the foe. Both armies, for a mo
ment, rested to behold the sublime specta
cle. Not a drum beat, not a bugle sounded,
not a word was uttered. Sternly they
strode on, till within a few yards of the
cannon loaded to the muzzle. There was
a dash, a roar, and a cloud of smoke shut
the combatants from view, but within that
cloud there was incessantly the gleam and
the thunder of war’s most dreadful storm.
■At the same moment the Prussians came
thundering upon the field. A gust of wind
for a moment swept away the smoke, and
the anxious eye of Napoleon beheld that
his Guard had disappeared.
A mortal paleness spread over the cheek
of Napoleon, and a panic seized every
heart. A scene of horror ensued which
humanity shudders to contemplate. Na
poleon threw himself into a small square,
which he had kept as a reserve, and urged
it into the deepest throngs of the enemy,
that he might perish with the Guard.—
Cambrone seized the bridle of his horse
saying, “Sire, death -shuns you, You
will be made a prisoner.” Yielding to
these solicitations, he reluctantly retired.
The remnant of his Guard bade him adieu,
shouting Vive P Empereur! They were
soon surrounded, and called upon to sur
render. Gambrone returned the immortal
reply, “ The Guard dies; it never surren
ders/” A few discharges of grape from
the surrounding batteries cut them all down.
Thus perished the Old Guard of Napoleon,
and thus terminated the battle of Waterloo.
Continental papers contained, during
the last few years, frightful accounts of
the destruction done by the locust. In
Bessarabia these animals covered an area
of 128,000 acres with their eggs ; in the
Chersoneus and Tauric Government, twice
that space was occupied. All possible
means were resorted to to kill these eggs,
such as digging, collecting and burying
and burning them, plowing the ground and
tramping it* hard with horses and cattle.
On one piece of land of 1,100 acres, near
Chotim, not less than 4,400 bushels of lo
cust eggs were collected. About the first
of May, when the eggs began to hatch,
rollers and harrows were brought into re
quisition, but all to no avail. Towards
the last of July pest passed beyond
Bender, on the Dniester, in a width of six
miles, and in a mass from seven to eight
inches thick, and crossing the river within
two days, they spread themselves along the
low lands of the opposite shore. Here it
was that a battle was fought such as the
records of Natural History can show no
parallel to—men of all nationalities gath
ered to defend their homesteads, and in a
short time I,4oomen stood inarmsagainst
the destroyer.
Meanwhile the locust had spread over
an extent of sixteen square miles. To
prevent them from attacking the surround
ing fields, deep ditches, twenty-four to
twenty-nine miles long, were dug, and men
placed along these ditches to kill the lo
custs dropping into them. Others fought
them with bush-harrows and brooms in
those places where ditches could not he
made. Where the ground was clean,
hordes of horses and cattle were driven
along to crush them. Pickets,- on horse
back, were stationed to watch the move
ments of the enemy breaking through the
ranks. Eight days were thus occupied.—
Three-quarters of the locusts were de
stroyed, when the remainder had completed
their last change and became winged in
sects. On the 9th of July the first swarms
rose into the air and -flew in different di
rections. The battle was not fought in
vain. While in the province of Cherso
neus, nearly the whole crop was destroyed,
Bessarabia suffered but very little.
A Successful Plan of’ Coubtsiup.'—
At a wedding recently celebrated, were
present seme twenty-five young persons, all
of them in a condition which, for various
reasons, they generally concurred in re
garding as undesirable—the ■ ‘ unengaged.”
One of the gentlemen of the party sus
pected the prevalence among them of feel
ings that might easily be exchanged for
others infinitely more fixed and agreeable.
He accordingly proposed the choosing pf a
President, a person worthy of all confi
dence, whose duty it should be to receive
from each individual a folded paper in
scribed with a name of the person of the
other sex whom the first would be willing
to marry. The President, in addition to
the restraint of his own sense of honor,
was to be put under a solemn pledge of
secrecy. All refusing to accede to the
proposition were for a time to leave the
room. Those whose choice was recipro
cal—that is, whose papers contained the
same two names—were to be privately in
formed ; while the selections of the others
were to remain undisclosed. The result
was that the trial was made; all shared in
the experiment, and eleven couples weiro
found to have made themselves happy —
and their several unions were afterwards
consummated.— Ex.
j^lftfaer. wipg.of any army in battle
will soon'become the left wing if it stands
itBgroand and F)py4 ha» opmmapd of the
otber wing, andWisein the<jeutre.
A few days since a couple of our boys,
of the Twenty-sixth Indiana Regiment,
Marshal Storey and William Walters, were
sent with despatches to independence, dis
tant from Sedalia ninety miles. They were
dressed in citizens’ clothes, without arms or
papers which would detect them if they
were captured or examined. The dis
patches were snugly secreted in their hats
and boots. Their route was directly
through the country infested by the bands
of jayhawkers under the famous guerilla
chief Quantrill. The boys made their way
without molestation until within about
twenty miles of Independence, when pas
sing through the brush, they were halted
by five shot-gun armed rebels, who ordered
them off their horses and demanded their
business. The boys said they'were hunt
ing for a horse which had: been stolen by
some home guards, and, as they had learned
taken through that part of the country.—
They protested they were secesh of the
right stripe, and lived six miles north of
Booneville. They were, however, searched.
Finding nothing but a few fishing hooks,
which Marsh had in his pockets, and
which the rebels appropriated, they were
allowed to go on their way.' The boys
thinking all was safe now, pushed on, but
in crossing a neck of woods; about five
miles further on they were again called to
a halt by a band of seven men, armed in
the regular jayhawking style, who were
some fifty yards from them. Marsh, whose
wit is ready on all occasions, whispered to
his companion that he would “ play crazy.”
Waters should be his brother taking him
home from St. Louis. Marsh has a pecu
liar way of drawing one eye down, which
makes him look rather comical. This
with the slobers running dpWn bis dusty
whiskers and his hair hanging over his
forehead, enabled him to play the game
successfully. As soon as they came near
he. jumped off his horse and ran towards
them, tuid Waters called out, “Don’t
mind him, he’s crazy; he don’t know
what he’s doing.” Marsh looked foolishly
at their hats, clothes, guns, horses, &c.—
IJe became particularly fond of a pretty
black pony, which he concluded he must
have instead of the poor old horse he had
been riding, and even got on the pony and
started off. This tickled all the rebels ex
cept the owner of the pony, who caught
him and jerked him off. Marsh to carry
on the joke, gathered a stick of wood and
made fight. This caused the i others' to
yell with laughter. Waters-came to his
rescue, and told them not to provoke him,
as it made him worse. In the meantime
Waters had been searched from head to
foot, but with no better succes; than re
warded the first band. Waters tried to
get Marsh on his horse, bnt no go, be
must have the pony, which he almost fought
for. Finally one of the band came forth
and assisted Waters. Marsh very reluc
tantly left the pony and rebels. As soon
as they were out of sight they put spurs
to their nags, and reached Independence,
after a ride, including the stops, of four
hours. Who says a Hoosier boy won’t
get along somehow.?
A Bully Judge.— The Judge of a
Western court recently decided a point
adverse to a certain lawyer. ’ The lawyer
was stubborn and insisted that 1 the court
was wrong.
' “ I tell you that lam right,” yelled the
court, with baffling eyes.
“ I tell you that you are not!” retorted
the counsel.
“Crier,” yelled the Judge, “adjourn
the court for ten minutes,” ! and then
pitched into the counsel, and after a lively
little fight, placed him ban du combat, after
which business was agam.resumed; but it,
was not long before another misunder
standing arose.
“ Crier,” yelled the Judge, “ we will ad
journ this time for twenty minutes,” and
he was about to take off, his coat, when,
the counsel said:
“Never mind Judge, keep on your coat
—the p’int is yielded—my thumb’s out of
j’int and Pve sprained my shoulder.”
Eight Follies.—To think tlwft the
more a man eats the fatter and stronger
he wiU become. .
To believe that the more hours children
study at school, the faster they learn.
To imagine that every hour taken from
sleep is an hour gained.
To act on the presumption that the
smallest room in the house is large enough
to sleep ini
To commit an act which is felt in itself
to be judicial, hoping that somehow or
other it may be done in your &se with
To advise another to take a remedy
which you have not tried yourself, or
without making special inquiry whether
all the conditions are alike.
To eat without an appetite* or continue
to eat after it had been satisfied, merely
to gratify the taste. '
To eat a hearty supper for the pleasure
experienced during the brief time it is
passed down the throat, & the expense of
awholepight of disturbed sleep, and a
weary waking in tiie morning.
The following hints from Dr. Hall, if
remembered and practiced, may prove of
great value:
1. If a man faints, place him on his back
and let him alone.
2. If any poison is swallowed, drink in
stantly half a glass of cold water with a
heaping teaspoonfol each of common salt
and ground mustard stirred into it; this
vomits as soon as it reaches the stomach,
but for fear some of the poison still re
mains, swallow the white of one or two
eggs, or drink a cup of strong coffee, these
two being antidotes for a greater number
of poisons than any dosen other articles
known, with the advantage of theiij being
at hand; if not, half a {ant of sweet oil,
lamp oil, or “ drippings,” especially if they
vomit quickly.
3. The best thing to stop the bleeding
of a moderate cut instantly, is to cover it
profusely with cobweb, or flour and salt,
about half-and-half.
4. If the blood cornea from a wound by
jets or spirts, be spry or the man willdie
in a few minutes because an artery is sev
ered; tie a handkerchief loosely around
near the part between the wound and the
heart! Put a stick between, the handker
chief and the skin, twist it around until
the blood ceases to flow, and keep it there
until the doctor domes; if in a position where
the handkerchief cannot be used press the
thumb on the spot near the wound between
the wound and the heart; increase the
pressure until the bleeding ceases, (but not
lessen the pressure for an instant until the
physician so as to glue the wound
by the coagulation or hardening of the
cooling blood.
5. If your clothes take fire, slide the
hands down the dress, keeping them as
close to the body as possible, at the same
time sinking to the floor by bending the
knees; this has a smothering effect upon
the. flames; if not extinguished, a great
headway is gotten, lie down on the floor,
roll over and over, or better envelope your
self in a carpet rug, bed doth, or any other
garment you can get hold of, always pre
6. If the body is tired, rest; if the brain
is tired, sleep.
7. If the bowels are loose, lie down in
a warm bed and remain there and eat
nothing until you are well.
8. If an action of the bowels does not
occur at the usual hour, eat. not an atom
until they dp act, at least for thirty-six
hours, meanwhile drink largely of cold
water, or hot teas, and exercise in open
air to the extent of a gentle perspiration,
keep this, up until things are light ended;
this suggestion, if practiced, would save
myriads of lives every year both in the
city and in the country.
9. The three best medicines injtbe world
are warmth, abstinence and repose,
Water Deinkjng.—lmproper drinking
of water has killed thousands There have
been instances where thirsty armfes, after
long marches, have come to some river,
when the men would lie down on their
faces and quaff an inordinate quantity of
water, with these results: some died almost
instantly, others became crazy, and stag
gered like drunken men. Avoid drinking
water as much as possible while marching.
When you feel dry rinse the month with
water, but do not swallow it. Drink only
when resting, or before the word is given
to march. Men, when heated, should not
drink anything cold. In a state of per
spiration, ice water only aggravates thirst.
Drink slowly; half»tumbler of water will
suffice {the thirstiest man in the world, if
he drinks by sips. Take from twenty-five
to one hundred rips, and swallow each
time—it will quench thirst better than a
quart drank in the usual manner. In fact,
it is almost impossible to get down a full
glass of water, taken in this way.
Paddy’s Blessing.—A poor old Irish
cripple sat begging at the bridge, urging
his appeal to the Charity of the passers,
with the eager and versatile eloquence of
his country. A gentleman and lady—
young, gay and handsome, with that pecu
liar look of gratified and complacent con
sciousness which indicates the- first few
weeks of married the bridge.
They regarded not the petitions of the
beggar; so just as they passed him he ex
claimed, “May the Idearing of the Lord,
which brings love and joy add health, and
a fine feinily, follow you all the days of
your life.” A pause; the couple passed
heedlessly on, and the beggar, with a fine
touch of caustic humor, added; “and never
overtake you.”
Voracious. —“ Waitaw, got any gran
“Yes, sir—have some?”
“ Yaas,bring methree.”
“ Anything else, sir ?”
“Yaas, a dice or two of strawberry, cut
“ Certainly, sir; anything more?” ■ .
“More! Ahl what! do ybutakatae
for a perfect hog, ah ?”
gOr Young folks tell ns *s|t they ;
old ones what they have dehe t ifiwfbols
what they will do.
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