The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, December 23, 1862, Image 1

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DU JOHNaOX has discovered ihe
mat Certain, Spoodj »nd only Kffetrtnni Btmedy W
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£&»* Affections of the Kidnoy. nnd »«4-
- lH«tuup». l«m*e«cj, 6<ne*»l MOap.
'' D«pe{..r. Unosnor. Low Spirit*. CoßfaMn
Vj i-iipttition Of the arut. Timidity
V 4 ~<■ <icht or Giddioeih*. uf th* Heed.
-rT xU or Skin. Affections of the L‘»er. LnnpuStom
.»,<rri*—th«* Terrible disorder* arum* from the
i'iwrßd«U Of VuQth—those and solitary prac
■l mj*r lit»1 tn tbeii rictiiasthru theoonsofryreo*to
■;. of Cljr«e«, blight!or their moot brilliant
b or m;cip«tiou«, rendering muring* -Ac- uaponn-
' > YOUNG MEN = r
. nr who hare became the ejctinM of Solitary Me*.
»od destocttre habit «h*h
! „ o-j-imtiTp*** tbowod* >f loans Men oftbemon
taieit. and brilliant intellect, who tn«ht otter
■ i** Karr entranced liateniitt Senate# with t ** thunder#
eloquence. or waked to eetuv the lieing.ljT*. may cal!
fuil cjuSiieuce
M.-rjad Persons. or Ton its Men cotemplatine mamagr,
«it s .«re of physical weakness. organic drhiltty. defer
Bilt’ tr.«J*rdily cnrwl. , .
Ur who place* bim«-lt tinder th* carr of Dr. J. may fr
rioclt coafiJa in his honor *■ » centieman, and coofi
ieutir rtlv cpoti hi- thill as a physician.
iicinsdistalr Cored. ai»3 fall Ticor ilesfored.
T-iU Distressing Affn-tioii—which renders Life miserable
jui marriage impossible—it (hr penalty paid by .««•
rnim- of i n proper indulgence-- Touag per- n. art to
tot t,.commit tier* es from aoi twins awai r of th- dresd
■;_i -.ns-ac-ac— that miy en-n-. Bow. who that nnder
»Oitl- th- sahjecr will pretend to dray that the pnwtr .o.
•roraaUm is lust to >o-r by th—f failing iot.. amM
'lh'tt than hr th- nrai-nt? Be-ddes brine deprived tbr
:.ea-mres of healthy offspring, thr most
it.-nnir- srmpt >m« to both -»*My and mind ani*. The
*-steal becames Deranged. thr Physical and Rental Ftmc
iioba Weakened. Lot- of Pncreative Poorer. S«J« Un
tsbiliti. D»tp p-ia Palpitation of tbr Heart. I ndicrttion
Cohstitathmal Debility. a W a-t ing of the Frame, Cough -
■laa-aniption. Decay and Dralh.
Lf! hau l >iis g.das from Baltimore street, a lew own
;r«a th- corner'. Fail not tn nbs-rre name and notnirr
ton— matt hr paid and contain a stamp. Thr Doc
•-.r’e unc in -hi# mCc**
Xo J ltroarg or Xaseius Prugt.
OR. JOHKSOWd , , . ,
of th* Kor&) ColUg* Of London. t*r»d
cfcie fruaj «o* of thr must rxaiueat Cullrge# in ibe United
'■*&». am! th- greater i»rt of wbcwr iifc bet been spent in
fiii hospitals of J*trk I'biliubstpbta B®d
• Ber-. han eSocrtsl huhi* of the nK»»t asWutihtng cv»*
were eT«r knuwn; manj with ringing inlb>
ae»J ami when greet ncm»n«Jß«i being
iUrmod et Koddrn *jc ids, bashfolae**, witb
'->!c«fainz. attendad «o»etmie* with *irrxnges»eot of mind
vere rurod immediately-
irr.J. addressee aU thaw who have Injured themaeises
indulgence and solitary habits, which ruin
ii ijr ta<j mind. Bofitti&f tbtm for either boiiwi*-
«t«dy. S'jci**ty or luarrxngr.
?£Di »rf *c!M of tbv nd tnd ntliociioly effect* P r<>-
inc-4 hr earl? btUti of youth, viz: Weakness of tb*-
sack and Liabn. Pains in th# Head. Dtaarem of Sight.
Low uf Mnscalar Pwwer, Palpitation of die Heart. Dy*-
Kerrous Irritability, Derangement of the Dig**-
- J »p ffauctwaa, Genera) Debility, Symptom* of Coromp
U*b. lc, , - . . ,
HixTrUir.—The tearful effects of the mind are much to
& dreaded—L«ss of Uosorr, Gonfalon off Ideas. De-
TCMioM of spirits, EeS-Forebodinga. A»er*i«»c to ftocirty.
fel{-Di<a*nst. Lore of Solitude* Timidity , Ac-, are aotne ef
tttt erila pndnced. . , . .
_ Tnjciun* of peresna of «H agr» can now jndgf what j*
■"i lat casse of tbttr docUolng faa3tb, laM-£ th**r rigor. bf
: (ining pmla. wtkjw and em-ciated. baring ainn
;slir»l»p«atmwal>cutth**JM,ooogh “ d gjmptqma at
Who hare injured themeetvee by * certain
dtftnd U Vh«» altme, a habit freqoentlj leairod £rwn
erh of at tdtuol tbf effects of wbim iff
iixailr felt. erea wheo aeJopp. and if not cared reader
iaqawble. and doitrojt both nrind »fid body.
iWniMapplyiwaoediatelj. :. ' .
•Wh*t s pity that a eonag man. the hope of hi* country,
ihie darling ofUi' pareaU, *iK<sU be anatcbeo from nu
’•rtHrp«rt* and enjoyment* of life, by the coaoeqaence ot
ieriitiag fro* the path of nature, and iodnlginir in a
tecrel tutbic. Sack jjewunn *csi, before boatem
- tfiact ibit i «ouod ami are the most Df*wBMj
requisite* u> prom.** cohou.Uj’d happjneeti. Indeed, with
ja: time, tbejoaruey thn»xuch life became* a pH*
*ri m ; the prospect hourly darken* to the view: the
min \ become* shadowed with deajmir and filled with the
aeluth »1y rnfifctimi -that die hap {a nee* ot another be*
?<»»«# blighted with our own.
When the misguided and imprudent of plewnre
&ud* shat be has imbibed the ««ed* of this painful <U»*
•a*e. It ton often happen* that aa HI "timed eenw of shame.
s •«• dread of ds&coTerj. deter* him from a|»plviog to
• hi, from educatem and respectability, can alooe be- ;
fri-ad him. delay in* till the wnttitatwad sjmjrtom* of
ibi« h arid disease make their appearance, each ** *terrar
> \ • «re itmrnl, diseased s»»*e- nocturnal patn * in we
*ad limb*. ditause* of sight. deafnes*. »<*de* on wt «hni
b-mm and arm*. blotchm on the head, fiice and extremi
ties. progressing with frightful TapiditjrJtill at la*t the
fdde of the ta the hone* of the noae fall in* and
*-*•* Tirtim of thli mwfnT diem
iHl death pot* a period to hUdroadfa!
tnfiering*. by sending b io t * -**hat Cudiecorerod Country
fma whence an traveller retonia*’
It m ameUaehoff fact th*t thousand* fall sTctun* to
tU '“ T-rrililr ilnmiT, mi nr to the ueskillfolne**
<bl preteh isra. who. by the use of that Dtad 2fr iw*-
ifrcary. ruin the n»B*Btotion and make the rondpe of
‘ ifc miserable.
mi yow lint, if With to the c«t of thf .
Creamed and Pretenders. destitute os ktiowl
•it*--, name or character. » wpy Of JnhMtwni I
rtyle them*elTe«- in the nga* 1
* Urtt K 1 anted Ffcructaa#. incapable of Cortot- lin-y keep |
trifiin* month after u>*ulh. taiiuf their filthy and ;
® MatnjDaj compound*. or a* lone a* tin* sman«*« fee cu :
>s obtained, and in despair.>»** jtf* with rained health j
ia ngh over t«» caUuig diaapp-iintmept. -i
Or. J.»hs-ton|i th- only Physician adrertisinf. f
HU credential w diploma* al ways hanjt In hi# fffloe. . i
H» remedfe* or treatment to all *Phera, •
fr rm a U£* sp -«it in th_* sroat of Kw* l !** ■
th* Sm io the country and a raorefilfßWW /WeflleP/tO |
*** than anr Phyakaan in the world. I
_ OF T Hi P*tSS.
The awv cured at thi« liwtPntitm. year after 1
?•». aal the na»nfr<»u< important f nrpcal opcr»ti«'W
be witm-ieed by the reporters nf the
." *• dipjr«* and many oth>r -papers, notices «tf
hare appealed again and anh bnt*re the poUic,
■•Wde# hk «ta»<H&ff a* a £*9tte9»n) of character aid re- =
■pesdtaility. k a ea&pcnt gnarantre tnthe afflicted.
»* letter* raceieei «ntau p-mtpak* end contain!** a.
***ft»beiwd<e ttewyty
eeaip «rtkw d aloftleem-nt iwnitwin »| mplonas
tdmtid lw particelarin dbectingillMtifr
■ im *& *• ia the ftttuerfe* ***»::
»• dOMtHSTO*. ML
tahtpin M JUifttd, larf h .
forty men of the 47th New York Vols.—
In the rear of the wagon was the squad of
men who act as the firing party;
also Chaplains Butts of the 47th N. Y.
Vols. and Hill of the Brd N. H. Vols., who
acted as his spiritual advisers, followed in
the rear by the medical deportment, who
were to assist in the execution. The pro
cession was headed by the Provost Mar
shal. Maj. Van Brent
The procession moved forward to the
sound of muffled drums, —the escort with
shouldered arms, and the guard with arms
reversed. Nothing was neglected which
could add to the solemnity of the occasion
and make it las impressive as possible.
Along the route, the guards and sentinels
presented -arms, and crowds of soldiers,
civilians and contrabands pressed forward
eager to catch a glimpse of the doomed
man. The prisoner sat on his coffin un -
moved, no tear bedewing his cheek, —no
moisture on his brow—-there he sat al
most without motion, his head resting
on his hand. The procession halted in
front of the General and his staff, and the
condemned man sprang out nimbly, and
without assistance, calmly awaiting fur
ther orders. The coffin was taken out
and placed beside him. His sentence was
then read to him by Lieut. Gal lard, Adj.
of the Provost Marshal's force, to which
he listened without the slightest emotion.
Alter the reading of the sentence the
Provost Marshal addressed a few words to
him telling him his sentence was about to
be carried into eft'ect. and if he desired to
say anything he was at liberty to do so.
on which he arose and in a calm voice
spoke as follows:
•* Fellow soldiers. I want you to take
warning by me and seek salvation from
the lyord before it is too late. lam not
guilty of the crime for which I am con
, demned to death.’’
1 Having made these remarks he divested
himself his outer clothing and in hh
shirt sleeves kneeling upon his coffin, his
eyes were bandaged with a white hand
kerchief : twenty-four men then silently
took their position in front and 20 paces
from she prisoner Everything being in _ _ ~ : . , -
f ■ i ./ i . . : From a private letter received from our
readiness his spiritual attendants went up e .
to him to receive his parting words. He ! army correspondent “ Blain, dated at
' eXpn ssed himself ready and willing to die. ! Fredericksburg, 15th inst., we make the
; .Ajfter shaking hands with him they left following extracts: —
Ik* 5111(1 lhe s'rovost Marshal went up to .. Qn x hureday morning the bombard
! him and shook him by the hand. msni commenced, merely for the purpose
; ihen stepped aside and with a ware ol his Q f completing the pontoon bridges which j
I handkerchief gave the silent command been stopped by the enemy's sharp- !
j “ready.” 1-or an mstant the louJ click of icking offthe men engaged on
j the musket was heard, which must have ! the brid The rebcls did njt rire a
j warned Lunf of his appro iching- end, but | day. A great many of our i
Q Till II ll pit f p i he 55100(1 unmoved. At another wave [ troop g over that night, your hum
-1 twelve muskets were leveled at his hreast : , , We among the first. The next
I. uVjla.u .finVi I anotl l e f liwtant 511,(1 fj l6 command “fire , dav our thronged across, and soon
FROM HILTON MEAD. j was given, and immediately a flash, fol- , j n j; ne 0 f battle and engaged the
i Hilton Head, S. Cl !owed by aloud report and the nnlmppy
enemy's infantry, while our batteries on
• i ' : Dec. Ist, 1862. \ ? aan f® ll pierced by eleven balls; after fir- j tbe blb engaged those of the enemy on the
Messrs. Editors send yon the follow- But ’■ hiU o PP od ‘ e ; , ° f
. , . , . , , / . . twa ' e ouiers toos r “ -guns the rebels fried hard to cut away
mg burned particulars of the execution of there was no need of them. He lived 2i ; * he bridges while our men were erasing,
private Wm. W. Lam, 9th Maine Regi- minutes and was then pronounced, by the 1 but without accomplishing their olgect.
ment, which took place this morning: I smgeons, to be dead. Nine balls had en- |q q gaturda}- a most terrific bombardment
He deserted from Femaadina, Florida. p"_ carrliedont in excel ' was U P L *“ c 03110011 on 1,0111 sl<les S
in Anril Uai n. irfalv Uri™ • , E ver 7 dc* o * l earned out in excel- wag also a terr ihl e contest between the
m April last. Tha rctels having given lent order. Not a verbal command was , inf hich lasted, without intermls
himupmto our hands, he was tried by a given, except the single word “fire. Ufon .until darkness put an end to the scene.
General Court Martial on the following Eleven muskets, of the twelve, were load- : £ mainpH the dty until Sunday, and
charges and specotcatioss. ’ with ball, and one with a w-ad, and! as ‘ many heartrending sights,
Chant Ist • Detertioa.—Sptpncalioii. — 1 muaketS were lo3(led given to the j £ h neV er to see again. On
In ddafthat priSt W. j JJ2~ ° ne to “ 1,16 | Saturday I was in the house of a widow
Lunt, company I, 9th Maine Regiment* After ufe had fled the was placed who is strongly attached to the Ln-|
stationed at Femandina, Florida, at the , in , he ;m(] away for burial? ® Ddfia y" rdd , 4o coasole ho f fe^
ume the alleged crime was committed, did j und the ttw back'to their sev- j ll^
desert from the L. S- Army, and go to camns * ’ ...w'lth three balls arid a portion of a shell,
the enemy’s lines without aims and accou- ■ i frightening the ladies must terribly, but
frements. This at Fernaiidina, Florida, s< ? civiu axs allowed to witness the i not one of the missiles came near any of
on or about the 7th of April, 11862. „ „ execctiox. i as. The noise and destruction of prop-
k . | Gen. Terry took the greatest care to ; ertT ti iat day was terrible, almost b»yond
I S' make 5t "PP t ’ ar not 80 much an affair of i description. The streets were lined with
aJaU km.—ln this, that frie Wm. W. j retributive j ustice , as an example to the j our waiting to relieve those already
Lunt, E Regiment, j soldiers. With this view he wisely for- | engaging the enemv. One poor fellow,
Ik*** ’ 11,0 presence «f ‘hose whom idle cu- j w - as fitting with bis back against a
from 1 riosit ' V ak>ne would haTe to te I house directly in front of the one I was
iS’oX, moley to the | ?T^ nU ! , L “ P 6^.
amount of two hundred and sixty-eight I TIIE ****** morEssES innocence. secure, had his bead taken off by a ball
dollars, more or less. This but Fernandi- | Strange to say the prisoner maintained . .from the enemy which came rushing
na. Florida, oh or about the feth of April, ! the vety last, that he was innocent of : through the house. Another man I ob
lgg2. I ; ' f ‘he crime of desertion. ] He said he was served passing along the street stopped at
Of both the charges and Ispecifications *nt outside of our lines, by his command- a crossing and while there a ball from the
the prisoner was found guifcy.lmdhe was i°g officer, on an improper errand, and enemy s cannon knocked both his fegs off,
sentenced to be shat at Rich time and while in the performance of Lis mission leaving hurl rolling in the mod. The en
place as the oomm»iiding General might was captured by rebel cavalry. A few i erayhaye their batteries planted on an em-
The findings of the ICourt having 1 hours before 3ns execution he sent for one uieace m the rear of the city- with a gun
been approved by the President, Monday i°f tlie ofik-ers connected with the Provost i commanding each street. 'Hie Gid was
morning, Dec. Ist, was the 1 time fixed for | and desired that his innocence | engaged revexal toes on Saturday, and
the execution. might he made known through the press, j company M suffered her share. 1 saw
; ; | i “Tell my fellow soldiers,” said he, “that Lieut-Murray and several others of the
the flace OF EXECmos. i j a and have done a company, all of wfamn looked haggard and
Tlm spot selected for was , many wicked tilings, and they must; worn oat with fighting* and anxiety.—
outride of the entrenchments, and opposite j f m y death as a warning to them not Lieut. Murray was wounded in the foot \
the southern sally port Here the entire I to he lei astray by bad company. I: by a piece of a shell, not severely, howev
regiments of the command w ire drawn up, ' w ,uing to die, and it is a great deal cr. The brave Lieut. Potts, 1 learned
under arms, to witness the tragic scene, | better to die innocent than guilty, and for was severely, if‘not fatally, wounded in
formed in three rides of a hollow square, j u f my family, I want it to be the bead. I endeavored to find him, but
Near the centre of this square was stationed | polished that lam innocent. When the could not, A member of the company
Gen. Terry and his staff, together with j to leave he handed him the named Smith, was wounded by the jex
other prominent officers. | i f o u oW ing letter for publication: plosion of a shell directly in front of him
THE JOCECCnos. Hilton Head, S-e., 1862. Both eyes are shut and his foce very - “•**
About eleven o'clock the prisoner made ; Pm about to suffer death, which pun- disfigured. Several others were wounded
his appearance on the He was ; Lshment I am willing to bear for a warn- bqt I could not find them out,
in the blue army overcoat, ing to others who' miy be lei astray by ; Our, correspondent promises ns a full
and wore a black felt hat, and black bad company. i list of the casualties in company M, C2d
pantaloons. He wqs waied in a wagon. Fellow soldiers you toke warn- ! whl?h we h . to - m time
tmthe soon to contoio las tog by roe, and keep out of bad company, ~ ,5 . , •„ .
on uh • *, pmretliijw that hud Knen for this issue. If received, it will be
mortal remains. The wagon was strongly and shun everything that is bad. *teep ; . . . . . >->.
guanied, being preceded by an escort iff good company and jon vnU be respected found od the tnsuk of this p^er.
» joss fi^aaza.
Coae Iktm awhile to me, aiy lad,
Com lidrfl tu me 4* a apeli:
■Let that tcrrfele dram ;
For a MBMt he dumb.
For yonreaefe U *iio* to ten
What befell
A yonth who loved liqeor top well
A ckwr yotmg mao was be. my lad,
And with beauty baoommoaly hUet,
Err with brandy and wide
B* began to define.
And behaved like a peraoc pomami;
I >rotoet
The temperance pled hi the bee:.
40 flO
i n
O&c rreoing he vrot to a tarero* xnj lad.
fie mt to a tarem oie uigbt,
And dri&kiog ton meet -
Kum, bnad<r, and aucb, -
Tb* chap cot exceedingly ** tight;"
>. And was quite.
What your aunt mould entitle a ** fright.*'
The fellow fell Into ft anonae, my lad;
Ti» a horrible kiamber he take*—
fie troubles With fear,
And acu wy queer;
fij ejreai how La shivers
When be v*£e«,
And rarae aboct horrid great makes!
*Ti» a warning to you and to sue, znr lad,
A particular caution to a£— -
Hwugb no one tan eSe
C The riper hot be—
To bear the poor lunatic bawl:
M How they craw:
All over the floor and the wail." 9
Kelt morning he took to bis bed, z&r lad,
scxt morning he took to his bed;
And be never got op,
To dine or to stfp,
Though properly phjmicked and bled;
And I read
Seat day the poor fellow wai dead.
You're beard of the snake in the grass, zcj lad
Of the riper concealed in the grass;
But now yen mjist know,
Man's deadliest ,fue
Is a snake of a different class;
*Tis the riper that fork* in tW glass.
A warning to yon And to me, my lad
A reiy imperative ciail—
Of liquor keep elear:
Ztoa't drink eren berr.
If yon’d sbun all oecakian to fell.
If at alt
Pray take it nncotntnonly small.
And if yon are partial to snakes, my lad,
(A passion 1 think very low*''
fioo’t enter to see 'em,
The DcnTs ifnjeewi .*
Tu very much better |o go
tTuat's • !)
And rmi k regular show.
y. r. Ltdgrr.
by jonr worst enemies. Oh! may God
bless the officers of the 47th N. Y. Reg't
for the kindness they have shown to me,
a wicked sinner. They have done every
thing that was in their power, and
they brought me tracts to read and relig
ious papers, that led me the right road to
my Savior. Oh' may God help and sus
tain them through the peril of the battles
that they may come put victorious in
them all, and God speed the time when
peace shall once more be, and the friends
that are here at war will be going home
to their families.
Albert W. Lunt, abas William W.
Lunt, was born in Hampden, Me., of
respectable parents, who endeavored to
train him up for usefulness in afterlife,
but being of a restless nature, be soon be
came tired of parental restraint, and seiz
ing a favorable opportunity he ran off
with a circus company, which was so
journing in his native town. He contin
ued with the company for several years.
Subsequenlly he was convicted for horse
stealing and sentenced to the Penitentiary.
Having served his term, he was re
leased and soon after joined the regiment
in which he served up to the time of
committing the crime which caused his
death. He was nearly twenty-two years
of age,, and of remarkable physique, being
over six feet in height arid possessing a
frame proportionably large and muscular.
Thus ended the execution, the second
of the kind, which has taken place during
the “war, and may it be the last. May
this prove a warning to us all. It cer
tainly is easier to be goad soldiers, and be
respected by our superiors, than to be
disobedient and be punished. They who
transgress the laws of their country must
suffer the punishment due their transgres
sions, The Scripture truly saith—“ The
uxiy of t l te transgressor is hard.
An old broker, who has operated in
Philadelphia, New York, and Boston for
thirty or forty years past, is writing an
interesting set of u R«»llections" for the
colnmijs of the Commercial BuHetuu, from
which |wc extract the following sketch ol
the lasi money transaction of the old Bank
of the United States:
The glory of the great regulator had all
departed—no crowds of men nor millions
of money resounded in the marble palace,
which had been erected at a cost of a half
million of dollars—only an occasional
footstep rang with startingly load rever
berations in tbe high vaulted bankingrooms,
and all the offices around it were silent
and deserted as the grave—Thompson,
the transfer blerk, kept a shadow of the
old high estate in a distant part of the
building, but in the immediate business hall.
Mr. Patterson, alone with the old grey
headed porter, kept watch and ward, each
day playing the farce, that the Bank still
lived, op the identical spot where he had
paid out billions and trillions of money.
One day a stranger enters, evidently
from the West—far West.
Fhr a moment he is struck by the tomb
like aspect ahd deathly silence of the place,
but discovering some one at the- distant
counter, advances.
The awakened echoes of his own steps
gave the only sign of life. a large pile of notes, be de
“ There is no cashier.”
“ What!” and hesitating a moment, be
burst into a loud sharp cry of “ There's
no cashier v '
Select Igistrtlang.
‘•Give me the money for these.”
“ Money - I‘U register them for yon."
“ Register, be hanged. Fay . them!
“We can’t”
“Can't, eh ? Where’s the president?”
“ There is no president”
“ Who are you ?”
“ I’m the teller.”
“Well, (ell me where the cashier is
From the vaulted ceiling back
in distinct words “ There's no cash here.”
The stranger started, looked up to,
whence the reply came, started at the tel
ler, and gathering up his bills departed
without another word. Mr. Patterson
also started at the Delphic oracle, and bis
mind having for some time been uneasy
under his false position and the sad memo
ries it brought, determined to the bank
ing hall whose fame was dead, and post
notes fled, and all bat him departed.” So
little an incident decided him, and he left
the scene of his former useful and brilliant
career forever.
The remains of the Bank were, removed
some back rooms in No. 76 Walnut street,
and the building sold, after a time to the
Federal Government, who now occupy it
as a custom house. Upon the body of the
dead monster there sat for many years
after »n inquest of ghouls, rich men of
high standing and character, who did not
hesitate, tb draw $3,500 a year for each
other out of a little left to so many thou
sand-widows, orphans, and broken down
merchants; and continued to feast upon
the crushed orapge till every drop of juice
was sacked dry, when they too resigned;
and the once glorious Bank of the United
States became like the paseless fabric of a
A Haiti Wohah. —ls she not the
very sparkle and sunshine of life? A
woman who is happy because she can 1
help it—whose smiles even the coldest
sprinkle of misfortune cannot dampen..
Men make a terrible mistake when they
marry tor beauty, for talents, or style.
The sweetest wives are those who possess
the magic secret of being contented under
any circumstances. Rich or poor, high
or low, it makes no difference; the bright
Little fountain of joy bubbles up just as
musically in their hearts. Do they live
in a log cabin, the fire that leaps up on
its humble hearth becomdk brighter than
the gilded chandeliers in an Ailadin palace.
Were the steam of life" so dark and un
propitious that the sanshine of a liappy
face falling on the tartan tide wpnld nut
awaken an answering gleam. Why, these
Joyous tempered people don't know halt
the good they da
gy James Davenport, a cotton-spinner
of: Oldham, England, has died from the
effects of a very bad practical joke. Sev
eral men, the deceased amongst* had a
■sheep’s pinch and liver cooked. One ot
them, Massey, furtively dropped a quan
tity of jalap and castor-oil into the disn
while cooking. All of the men who par
took of it were ill, but with the exception
of Davenport, they recovered. Manner
and the druggist who supplied the stolL are
under bail.
(T“ How often do yon knead bread?”
asked one bonaheeperof another.; “Hoar
often? lOT>y,l nigh* say D* Bead it
continually,” the other tepliel,
When I was about six j«up old, one
morning. going to school, a ground squir
rel nm into its bole bdfere a*. Ithought,
now I would bare fine fun. As there was
a stream of water jam at band, I thought
I would pour water iota tbe bale till it
would be full and wbea tbe Hide fellow
put op bis bead, I eras going to kill Ida.
I got a trough from behind a sugar maple,
and was soon pouring tbe water in oo the
poor squirrel. I could hear it teruggiing
to get up, and said, “ Oh, my little fel-
soon have you now.” Just them,
1 heard a voice behind me. “ Well, my
boy, what have you got in there?” I
turned and saw a good old man, with
white lodes, who had seen sixty winters.
Why,” said I, “ I have a ground squir
rel in here, and am going to drown it out"
“When 1 was a little boy,” said be,
‘■more than fifty years ago, 1 waa engaged
one day just as you are, drowning a squir
rel ; and an .old man like me came along,
and said to me, are a Bttle boy ;
now if yuu were down in a narrow hole
like that, and I should come along and
poor'water down on you to drown yon,
would you think I was doing as Td be
done by? God made the little squirrel,
and life is as sweet to it, as it is to you;
and why would you ' torture to death an
innocent little creature that God has
made?’” Said he, “ I have never for
gotten that, and never shell; I have never
killed any harmless creature lor fun since;
and now my dear boy, I want you to re>-
member this while you live, and when
tempted to kill another pour little inno
cent animal or bird think of this; and
mind, God don't allow us to kill his pret
ty little creatures for fun.”
More than fifty years have pasted since,
and I never forgot what the good man
said, nor have I killed the least animal
for fun since. Now, yon see, it is ninety
years since this advice was given, and it
has not lost its influence yet.
A Hakd Ose. —The agents of |wo
rival safe manufacturers were recently
presenting the claims of their respective
articles. One was Yankee, the other
wasn't. He that wasn't told his story. —
A game cock had been shut up in one of
his safes, and then it was exposed three
days to the most intense heat When the
dour opened, the cock stalked out, dapped
bis wings and crowed, as if nothing had
lt was now the Yankee’s turn.
A cock had also been shat np in one of
his safes, with a pound of fresh batter,
and the safe was submitted to the trial of
a tremendous heat for more than a week.
The legs of (he safe ware melted off, and
the door itself was so far fused as to re
quire the use of a cold chisel to get it
open. When it was opened, the cock was
found frozen dead, and the batter so
that a man who knocked off a piece of it
with a hammer had his eye put oat by a
frozen butter splint-
A Fcxxt Cask.—An ampsiqg' case
was 1 beard before U. & Commissioner
Hpjne, at Chicago, on Saturday, growing
out of a similarity of names,
Brown vs. Brown. The pontiff, one
James Brown complained of the 'defend
ant, another James Brown, that he had
taken a letter out of the post office, which
was the property of the plaintiff, James
Brown, mid no way belonged to the de
fendant, James Brown. Defendant set up
that the letter was from Buffalo, feat be
expected a letter from there, feat fee letter
was from Mary Brown, who was his wife,
and be had a right to take fee . letter and
open it under this state of bets. Plaintiff
insisted that fee letter was from Jus wife,
Mary Brown, it turned out feat both
parties had wives living in Boffido, whose
names ware each Maiy Brown and that
the affair was a dear mistake. The Com
missioner dismissed the complaint
CT An anecdote of John G. Whittier is
told byfee Boston Tnuacriptaa fellows:—
On a recent occasion he was
wife a friend in New Hampshire, ; and
during conversation Mr. Whittier's friend
who Is also a member of fee Society of
Friends, told fee poet feat he was on the
way to contract for a lot of oak timber,
which he knew would be used in building
the gun boats'at Portsmouth, usd asked
whether he thought it exactly id- accord
ance wife fee peace doctrines of fee
Quaker denomination. Without saying
anything to deride the question, fee two'
arrived at ferir parting place, when Mr.
Whittier, shaking his friend's band, spud:
** Moses, If thee does furnish any of "feat
uak timber thee spoke be paretiat'k p
aUtownd." i
SrsocuAK Bbqcest —Mr. Qwenhr, of
England, who wae a great ad
aura-of the Grecian poets, ha> left fr
rations in his will that lus «ldn ft jto be
tanned into parchment, <p>; whka» is to
be mines the irboie of the Iliad of Ho
mer, which is then to be presented to the
fbi&& •
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NO. 45.