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BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL
."■VnuUSUiSD AS A RBPUGE FEOM QUACKERY
rie Only Place Where a Cure Can
DR. JOHNSON has discovered the
Crmin. Speedy and wily Effectual Remedy in
„I|l for all Private Diseases. Weakness of the Back
' ‘ 'iTnlii strictures. Affections of the Kidneys and Bind
j-iu.viur.ury Discharges, Impotency, General Debility,
; V.aisness Dyspepsy, Languor. Low Spirits, Confusion
;; I u. Paliiitatiou of the Heart. Timidity, Tremblings,
. ~ ... ~f Sight or Giddiuess, Disease of the Head.
1 r.i s .Major Skin, Affections of the Liver, Lungs. Stom
,r Bowels— Hio.se Terrible disorders arising Trom the
rv -iuiiUs of Youth—those secret and solitary prac
’ ,nire fatal to theil victims thin the song of Syrens to
iiariuers of Ulysses, blighting their most brilliant
r p ,sur anticipations, rendering marriage Ac., impossi-
nwiilh- who have become the victims of Solitary Vice,
,Jt.aj’ful and deatnctire habit which annnahy sweeps
’ « untimelygrave thousands of Young Men of the most
nlleJ talents and brilliant intellect, who might other
r„, have entranced listening Senates with the thunders
Mo.inence, or waked to ectaay the living lyre, may call
•*i:U full coufiJeuce.
\Urrietl [Vr-ions, or-Young Men cotemplaling.marriage,
!*ms «wat*r of physical weakness, organic debility, defor-
'le who places himself under the care of Dr. J. may re
ij. ulU aiy confide iiishis honor as h gentleman, and confi*
j iitlv ri lv upon his skill tw a physician.
■uni-dutslv Cured, au.i full Vigor Restored.
Ilii, piatiesdug Affection —which renders hue miserable
,nl marriage impossible—is the penalty paid by the
.dim* of improper indulgences. Young .persrns are t«
,;.t :.1 c.'snsuit ,>s from not being await* »*f the dread
i:l c lasotjijeiiocs that may eo*U'- N*»w, who that under
.aiilt tU- subject will pretend fu deny that the power of
e„ reatiow is lost so mer bv th«»*e falliug into improper
than bv the prudent? Besides being deprived the
, iMture> .jf healthy offspring, the most serious and de*
.•tractive symptoms to both, body and mind arise. The
•vjtciu becomes Deranged, the Physical and Mental Fane*
•jaas Weakened. Los- of Procreative Power. Nervous Irri.
■.ability. Dvspt-psiu, Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion
jastitutiona! Debility, a Wasting of the Frame, Cough.
\mumption, Decav and Death.
OFFICE. NO. 7 SOUTH FREDERICK STREET,
Ui liau tside going from Baltimore street, a few doors
rjiD tli* corner. Fail not to'observe name and number.
Utiefi must be paid and contain a stamp. The Doc*
Diplomas lung id hU office
A CURE WARRANTED IN TWO DAYS*
Y-x Mtrcury or Nttsebns Drugs .
OR. JOHNSON, .
tfeuib*r of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Grad*
:i\t from one of the most eminent Colleges in the United
jute*. utiil the greater part of whose life has been sjientln
rh* hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
•her*, has effected some of the most astonishing cures
that were ever known; many troubled with ringing in the
h»al and e»rs when asleep, great nervousness, being
tUnued at sudden sou ids. bashful ness, with frequent
Wiwhing, attended sometimes with Jeraugemeut of miod,
«*re cured immediately.
TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE
. Dr. J. addresses all those who have injured themselves
unpr.iper indulgence and solitary habits, which ruin-,
wth b.»dy and mind, unfitting them for either business,
nu-ly. society or marriage.
These are some of the sad and melancholy-effects pr»»*
lu:i*d by early habits of youth. viz; Weakness of the
Back and Limbs, Pains in the ttead, Dffnress of Sight,
bus of Muscular Power, Palpitation of the Heart. Dys*.
PW.-Nervous Irritability, Derangement of the
live functions., General Debility, Symptoms of Consump
.\lexT vu.T.—The (earful effects of the mind are much* to
' j Jrcaded— U of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, JJe
of spirits, Evil-Koreboditigs. Aversion to Society,
Love of Solitude, Timidity, Ac., ore some ;pf
i-u'«vi!s produced. ..
Tajciixos of persons of all ages can now judge whatsis
'tie cause of their declining health, losing their vigor, pe
-tiaing weak, pale, nervous and enr'ciated, having a Sin
gular appearance about the eyes, cough and symptornsjof
YOUNG MEN . ,
Vbo ivare injured themselves by a certain n
ilje.! iu whtsu alone, a habit frequently learned
Tvii companions* or at school, the effects of which, are
iihtlv felt, even when asleep, and if not cured render*
hnposible, and destroys both mind and .body,
apple Immediately. '■ [.
What a pity that a young roan, the hope of his country.
Vdarllug of hia parents, should be snatched from; all
l>r<nj>rcta and enjoyments of life, by the consequence: ; of
Wuting from the path of nature, and indulging Iu a
■ rt-iiu sc-cr-t habit. Such persons must, before content*
- ‘.‘fleet that a wand nilud ami luxly are the moat
f*‘luisUc* to promote coituubiil happiness.. Indeed, with
out these, the journey through -life becomes a weary :pll-
JrimiKe; the prospect bonrly darkens to the view; the
uiu i bocumen afaiulowed with (lea)ttifr and filled with the
m-lauchuty reflection that the happiness ol another be*
'’Mae* blighted with oar own c - ;
DISEASE OP IMPRUDENCE.
'Then the mtHguided and Iropradent votary of pleasure
uuJ« tliat he has imbibed tile eeeds of this palnfftlidls*
•h*. it too often happens that an ill-timed sense of shame,
•t Iread of discovery, deters him from applying to t|io<«
>. from-education and respectability, can alone be*
fri'-nJ him.'fteUyliii' till the constitutional symptoms of
'3i< borri.l disease make their appearance, such as uWera
'*l »t*re inroitt. diseased nose, nocturnal pain s In the head
a 4;l limbs, dimness of sight, deafness, nodes on the shin
t>-jne» and arms, blotches on the face and extreml-
with frightful rapidity, till at last the
Shiite of the month or the bones of the nose fall in, ami
f h« victim of this awful disease becomes a horrid object of
till death, put* a period to his dreadful
ytlferiog*, by sending him t-> •' that Undiscovered Country
fam whence no traveller returns.” *
It Un ivfuucAofy fact thnt thousands fall victims to
t‘ii< terrible dnease, owing to the. ttnskillfilluess of igno
rjut prt>t“n;l,T«. who. by the use ' of that Deadly
M-rzurif. min the constitution hud make the residue of
f'M not TOOT lives. - ™ 'heaUh"to the care of the men;
Cjilewnwf and Worthies* Pretenders, destitute of know!
'- u l *. nvue or character, who Dr. Johnston’s adver
lls->aenu. or style the?n*elvea, In the newspaper*, regu*
-»dT K hicuteil Phyrtlciivn*. Incapable of Curing, they keep
A J o * trifling month after liionth, taking their filthy and
or os tong as the smallest fee chi
and in *h*«palr, leave yuo-with ruined hehltb
oter your giUlajf dUappointment.
Dr. J »hn<ton i» the only Physician advertising,
lln crMintla! or diploma* always hang in hi* office.
remedies or treatment are'unlcnown to all
f^« 4re^ frjm a spent In the hoapitalsof Kurope.
“ r#f if* th« Country and a more extensive Pi’iwU f*ra&
*« than any other Physician in the world.
INDORSEMENT OF THE PR£S$.
irip ®*ny tbim*anil« cured at thU institution, year'After
*r»w‘ ani * numerous important Surgical
P by Johnston, witnessed by the reporters of the
u Clipper,** and many otlnr papers, notice* of
ij^y 1 t?* a Pl >ettr *d ftgaiu and again before the public,
•»a« #tan, liuK aa a gentlemen of character and re*
PPMlolUty, it a tnfflcient guarantee to the afflicted. ;
diseases speedily cured.
•to-.l'*?" n ' c ' i T e '* oulej« po(t-pal(» trot containing a
, o“n»edonthe reply I’eranm wntlttgabouMtitato
Portion <**W*rttamaiit describing symptom*
Utt!? 0 *" 1 T •Jwnld be imllcolnr in directing thair
• w ihle Institution. In the folluwlng tunijtier:
... JOHN J». JOH NSTON. M. D.,
Of tha fcOttasor. Lock Hospital, Maryls
For the AUooma Tribune.
battle of the rapidah.
BT JAMES WIDNE^.
Th« gourds are out, tbn Uttoo beat,
Nor sound is beard of tramping feet;
No rattling drum, nor bugle blast,
Tba marsh fe o’er, the dgy Is past.
Within their tents throughout the field,
The sons of Her* to slumber yield.
While sentries watch, with wakeful eye,
Bach wood and hill as they pass by.
Thus pass the silent, hoars away .
*Till dawn proclaims approaching day;
As shades of night to distance flee.
The drum beats up the reveille.
The startled hosts from sleep awake.
And light their fires, and rations take;
Scarce have they finished, their repast
When 1 10l they hear a bogle blast.
A horseman conies with rapid speed.
With palid face and panting.steed..'
Gives tidings that the foe is near .
And striving bard to gain the rear.
To arms! to arma! a herald cries;
From rank to rank the order flies,-
And columns more with measured' tread.
Each by their brave commanders led.
Long lines of Rebels soon appear,
And loud 1 for u Jeff” and “tyizie” cheer,
While Bakes, amid his loyal band.;;
Awaits their coming, sword in hand.
* Soldiers!’* be cries, “be firm, be brave;
We fight this day our land to save;
Let ‘Stonewall’s* minions keenly feet
Your iron hail and pointed steeL’*
‘•Unlimber guns! positions.take!
With grape and shell their legions rake
Each battery begins to play,
And whizzing missiles speed away.
The sweeping grape and bursting shell.
Their work of death by hundreds tell;
Brigades advancing left and right,
With eager haste to joih' the fight;
From their unerring rifles throw
A leaden deluge on the /be;
While many (all, no more to rise.
And in death's sleep they elcse thejr eyes.
The horsemen draw their glittering swords.
And fiercely charge the Rebel hordes
And laurels win; white many brave
Descend with honor to the grave.
Still fiercely burns the deadly strife.
’Tis hand to baud, and life for life;
Like dark portentious clouds that form
In wild array before a storm; '
While quick the scatheful lightnings glare.
Atul awful thunder rends the air.
Thus o'er the field of carnage rise, ,
Dense clouds of smoke that dim the skies.
And .like the vivid lightning's gleam,
Tho cannons pour their fiery stream.
As sounds as loud as thunders roar
Et ho from hill, aud vale and shore.
Thus raged the battle all the day,
’Till eve pul on her somber grey.
: Fresh troops arrived to Rebel'aid. '
And lo! a fearful charge is made;'
BUt, like their native granite rock,
Tiie Yankee columns meet the shock,
Aud M Stonewall's” hordes are mode to yield
While Bakes is master of the field.
A SCABED : REBEL.
One day this week a Federal Soldier, recently
discharged from the service for disability, stopped
a few minutes on business at one of the offices in
town. While there a starched Tory of severe as
pect, who was a stranger in these parts, stepped up
to the soldier and made some insulting remarks
concerning bine uniforms and black abolitionists.
The soldier kept silent, arid the Tory, convinced
that the subject of his abuse: had hut little resist
ance in his composition, proceeded, to touch on the
usual topics of “ Abolition Fanaticism,’ “ Consti
tutional Rights of the South,” and concluded by a
home thrust at the alleged frauds and forgeries in
bar regimental elections. At thispoint the soldier
who had been a passive hearer of: this tirade, rose
from bis seat and confronted the Tory. With
eyes flashing Arc, he said; ,
“ You have said enough, sir ! It is through such
scoundrels as you that the war is still on our
bands! While thousands of on' soldiers are
laying down their 1 lives in defence of a Govern
ment which has protected yon from birth, and the
rest of your villainous crew art stopping in the
North to labor in your cowardly Way for the suc
cess of the rebellion. I toll yon here, sir, that I
know how to read and vote. Their votes for the
Union against all such Tories' as yourself, are
neither bought nor compelled. When you want
to look round for frauds. Villainies, forgeries, rob
beries, murder and Treason, hunt up your own
record of your fellow scoundrels in Totyista!—
There is a mark on yonr forehead now, which pro
claims you a coward and a rebel 1”
Here the soldier drew out a little pocket knife
and opened it. He then continued—
“l have killed men a thousand times better
than yon are, and ——”
The sentence was cut short hjy a rapid move
,ment of the Tory. That gentleman, aghast with
terror, and believing that; the knife, .which was
not formidable enough to abrade the nose of a pig,
was already feeling for his, turned round on his
heel, ran frarttically to the door ripened it, rushed
into the street, and made the fastest time on
record from the scene of danger, with the skirt of
his coat, extending horizontally in . a rearward di
rection. Our private opinion is that this Tory
will not be in a hurry hereafter to arouse the lion
' in a Federal soldier. A terror Of blue uniforms
and small knives like water to a rabid dog will
haunt him through the rest of his mortal pil
grimage I —Dtsmoint Register.
tSf* The following is said to hare passed in a
school down cast:
“ What is the moist'northern town in the United
States?” ‘ i
“ The North foie.”
“ Who is it inhabited by ?”
“ By the Poles, 0.” ,
“ That’s right. Now what is the meaning of
the word stop?" '
“ I don’t know, sir.”
“ What dol do when I bend over thus?”
“Yon scratches your shins sir.?
“ What is die meaning; of the word canre ?”
“ I don’t know, sir.’’ :
“ What does your father do When he* sits down
at the table?” , j' ■
“He axes for the brandy bottle."
“I don't mean that. Well, then, what does
your mother do when you sit ddwn at the table ?
“ She says she w>ll wring opr necks'if we spill
any grease onthe floor;"'
ALTOONA, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1863.
HISTOEY OF A UNION MAETYE.
lecture bt rev. johh u. AUGHEY.
The Rev. John H. Aoghey, a Presbyterian
clergyman from Mississippi, delivered a public lec
ture at Yardleyville on Thursday evening, and
one at Newton on Friday evening the lat and 2d
inst., for the benefit of the Ladies’ Aid Societies of
those places. These lectures were well attended,
and the narrative of his martyr to loyalty was
listened to with great attention. Mr. Aoghey de
livered a lecture at New Hope a short time since,
and in his story the people of that .community
were deeply interested.
Mr. Aoghey is now engaged in the publication
of a book, in which he relates the origin and pro
gress of the rebellion in Mississippi, and gives an
account of his own adventures and persecutions.
He is sojourning at the residence of Rev. Dr.
Breed, of Philadelphia. Dr. Breed is a son-in
law of Jared Boyd Solebnry. in this county. In
the coarse of the last year or two. Mr. Aoghey has
endured almost every imaginable suffering. He
was an earnest, open, decided opponent of the re
bellion from the outset. Arrested as a Unionist,
he was heavily manacled, y and thrust into a
crowded, filthy, prison, whence bis companions
were taken out day by day to be shot, and their
bodies thrown into a ditch, as the punishment of
their patriotism. Mr. Aughey, ns a. more deter
mined and influential Unionist, was reserved for
conspicuous hanging, but escaped before the ful
filment of that intention. Traveling in the op
posite direction from that in which he would
naturally be sought—wearing on his ankles the
heavy iron fetters which he had not been able to
remove—be was obliged to evade the bloodhounds
that were usually kept to hunt slaves, but are now
employed to track the white Unionists. Taking
care to leave none of his garments in prison, as
from them the scent might be taken ; travelling
only by night, and then very slowly, because of the
galling circlets upon his ankles ; living mainly on
green corn plucked from the fields, and eaten raw,
since to build a fire would have been to advertise
his location to his unrelenting toes—he finally
discovered himself at a venture to a farmer, who
proved to be a Unionist, and by whom he was
conveyed on horseback several miles in the right
direction, thus enabled finally to evade the rebel
pickets and make his escape.
On the first of July last, he was arrested by a
company of cavalry under command of Capt. Hill,
in Tishemingocounty, Mississippi. When brought
into Hill’s presence, that worthy thus addressed
“ Are you a Unionist ?"
“I voted the Union ticket sir.”
“ That, sir, is an evasion. I voted the Union
ticket, and now 1 am fighting against the Union.
What arc vour sentiments now ?”
“ I have never seen any reason for changing
my opinions. I voted the Union ticket, and; am
still a Union man.’’
"Yon must go to headquarters."
A Mr. Benjamin Clark had been arrested as a
Unionist on the same day, while plowing in a field,
and both were placed under guard and sent to
Fnlton in Ittnwamba county, to the headquarters
of Col. Bradfute. When they appeared in his
presence, the following colloquy ensued:
“Are you a Unionist?”—(to Mr. Aughey.)
“ I am, sir.”
“ Where were yon born ?"
“ I was born in the State of New York, but
have sjient eleven years in the South.”
“ Ah! Yankee born and a traitor. You de
serve to be hanged!”
If being of Northern birth is a crime, it certainly
was not Mr. Aughey’s fault, inasmuch ns his pa
rents did not consult him ns to the place he wished
to be bom, and he could not have helped it if he
had tried. This he laconically stated.
They were then placed under a heavy guard
and taken toßrooksville, the headquarters of Gen.
Pfeifer, where they remained during the night,
sleeping upon the grass, without covering. On
the next day a guard conducted them to Price
ville, into the presence of Gen. Jordan, who thus
addressed Mr. Aughey:
“ Are you a Unionist ?"
“ I am, sir.”
“ Where were you bom ?”
‘“ I was born in' the State of New York—a State
which never repudiated, nullified, seceded, nor
did any other disgraceful act. lam proud, sir, of
my birthright in that glorious Empire State.”
“If you love the North so well, why did you
not go there at the commencement of the war?"
“ Give me a passjort and I will go North
“ The first passport you will gat will be a free
ticket to the infernal regions." I
“ Thank you for your kind offer. I was not be
fore aware that you were the devil's ticket agent,”
was the response qf the divine.
Soon after this interview the guards set out
with them for Tupelo, where they were incarcer
ated in the central military prison. There were
seventy or eighty prisoners.in that gloomy abode.
The prison was filthv in the extreme. It was
not supplied'with any kind of furniture—not even
beds or blankets. At night the inmates lay down
on the hard planks and slept as best they could.
They were starved, insulted and maltreated in
every passible way. A strong guard came in daily
and took the piisoners out to do scavenger work in
thq streets. At three o’clock every day some of
them were taken out and shot or hung. Mr. A.
with a Mr. Malone, attempted to escape. Mr. M.
did escape to the Federal lines, but was recaptured,
heavily ironed, and replaced in prison. Twocora
panies of cavalry, with bloodhounds, were sent in
search of them. Mr. Aughey’s arrest took place
after he had been out two nightfc and a day.—
Several of his fellow-prisoners hod been shot
daring his absence.
- On his return he found the Hour of his prison
had been spiked down, the guards doubled, and
great precaution and vigilance exercised to prevent
any future escape. The Judge Advocate of the
Confederate Army of the West came one day and
informed Mr. Aughey that he would be executed
on the following Tuesday. As they had deter
mined to hang him, be petitioned to be shot, but
the request was refused. He resolved therefore
to attempt a second escape, and in the event of a
failure draw the fire of the guard' and be shot.—
He preferred to be slain in the excitement inci
dent to an attempt to escape rather than to meet,
a horrid death by strangidation at a rope’s end,
amid the jeers of a rabble. His fellow-prisoners
sided him in removing his chain, but could not
remove the heavy bands; and although the prison
was strictly guarded, and surrounded by camps
containing* 15,000 or 20,000 men, yet he eluded
their vigilance, and succeeded in reaching the
dense woods. At length, after incredible suffer
ings from hunger, thirst and fatigue, he reached
the Federal lines at Rienzie, Mississippi, in
safety, where he found protection beneath the folds
of the old flag. —Bucks Co Intel.
CT A physician, in speaking of the frail con- falls i,h love this year will think his sweetheart an
stituiion of* the women of the present day, re- angel—and whoever gets married will find if it is
m f A«t that we ought to take great care of onr true or not.' He that loses his hair this year will
grandmother*, for we should never get any be bald—and he that loses his wife will certainly
mom. be a widower.
[independent in everything.]
Angels in the H<mtBk.—l know a man ; he
is not a Christian. His daily life is not in accord
ance with even principles of morality. He has
three beautiful well-behaved children. The other
day he told me this incident of one of them, his
little girl three or four years old:
“Perhaps some people would think it sacrilege,
but 1 don’t; but, for some lime hack, I hare, been
in the habit of reading the Bible, and of baying
prayers every night before the children go to bed.
I have done it because it has a good influence on
the children, and because 1 hope it may have a
good influence on myself. Last night I went to
tite ‘ Lodge,’ (he is a Mason) and did not go home
till after eleven o'clock. The children, of course,
were all abed, and I supposed asleep. Before
going to bed, I knelt down by my bed to pray, anu
bad been there bnt a moment when I heard
Noble get up from her bed in the next room, and
her little feet came pattering along the floor to
ward me. I kept perfectly still, and she came and
knelt down beside me without saying a word. I
did not notice her; and, in a moment, speaking
just above her breath, she said, ‘Pa, pray loud.’ I
prayed ; I kissed her, and she went back to bed.
And I tell you, G I have had nothing af
fect me so Tor the last ten years. I hare thought
of nothing else all day long, except that little,
‘ Pa, pray toad.' ”
Romantic Love Scene.—Tls past the hour of
midnight. The golden god of day, who yesterday
drove his emblazoned chariot through the heavens,
has ceased shining on the earth, and a block pall
reigns over the lower section of our city. Nothing
Is heard save the distant step of the melancholy
bill poster as he pursues his homeward way! Sud
denly a sound breaks the stillness—it is the voice
of Frederick William calling in plaintive tones
upon his beloved Florence Amelia.
“ Throw open the lattice love, and look down
upon the easement, for I, your dear Frederick am
“ What brings thee at this time of the night,
when all is still and gloomy ?”
“ I come to offer thee my heart. Upon my soul
I love thee—truly, wildly, passionately love thee.
Dost thou reciprocate?"
The maiden blushed as she hesitated.
“ Ah,” cried he, and the face of oar hero lit ap
with a sardonic smile, “thou Invest another I” '
“ No! no I no!” cried Florence,
“Then why not rush to this bosom that is
bursting to receive th •.”’
“Because,” replied the innocent, but still trem
bling damsel, “I am undressed!”
What Next. Laiuks ? — We read that a new
feature in the application of gas to domestic pur
poses is upon. the point of introduction into the
ranks of fashion. Ladies are to be lit up with gas
on entering the ball-room or the parlor! Fire
flies of gold and brilliants already sparkle, says the
authority upon which we make this announce
ment, upon the graceful white feathers and fresh
green leaves that adorn the brows of some of our
youthful queens. “Clusters of diminutive gas
lights are now'to spring from the elaborate tresses
of beautiful matrons; the jets will issue from burn
ers measuring a twentieth of an inch per hour,
within transparent shades exquisitely cut, not
larger than a cherry. The tubing is to be of solid
gold, connected with a reservoir; of the same
valuable metal, which is to lie concealed in the
meshes of luxuriant hair behind thfe head. The
pressure will be applied to the golden tank, which
is supported by an elaborate back-comb, the top
of which forms a row of little gas-lights. Before
entering the ball-room, the husband will ‘turn on
the gas,' light up his blushing partner, and usher
her into her sphere, revolving like her prototype,
the moon, among the lesser lights around."—
What a dazzling idea!
The Will and the Wat.—l learned gram
mar when I was a private soldier, on the pay of
sixpence a day. The edge of my berth, or that
of my guard-bed, was my scat to study in; my
knapsack, my bookcase, and a bit of board lying
on my lap was my Writing table. I had no money
to purchase a candle or oil; in winter it was rarely
that I could get any light but that of the fire, and
only my turn of that. To buy a pen or piece of
pa|>er, I was compelled to forego some portion of
my food, though in a state of half-starvation. I
had. not a moment of time that 1 could call iny
own'; and I had to read and write amid the talking,
laughing, singing, whistling and bawlthig of at
least half a score of the most thoughtless men—
and that, too, in their hours of freedom from all
control. And I say if I, under those circum
stances, could encounter and overcome the task,
is there, can there be in the'whole world a youth
who can find an excuse for the non-performance?
A Cote Widow.—lt is related that a man on
bis death-bed called his wife to him and said: “ I
leave my horse to my parents; sell him and hand
the money you get for him over to them. But my
dug I leave to yon; dispose of him as you think
best.” The wife promised to obey. So in due
time after the death of her lord she started to
find a market for her animals. “How much do
you ask for your horse ?” inquired a farmer. “ I
cannot sell the horse alone,” she replied, “but I
will sell yon the horse and dog together at a fair
price for both. Give me $lOO for the dug, and
$1 for the horse, and we can trade on these
termsand the cute widow conscientiously paid
to the parents the $1 she had received for the
horse, and had to herself the. $lOO for the dog.
Was she far wrong?
Ideas Imperishable.—Abraham %' dead, but
a race survive to call him father. Plato these
twenty centuries and more, departed from the
porch and the lyceum, but phantomlike lives to
teach the youth of endless generations. Christ is
gone far from earth, but Christianity has lived to
edneate the church, and redeem the world, and
bring many sons of earth to glory. Unman worth
and influence and character, and example, have
an earthly immortality. These are great forces
which commingle themselves in the world’s IBS',
and live and work through; endless changes, af
fecting the character and the destiny of the race
I for good. The antithesis of this view of human
| influence; is that which invests human responsi
bility with its appalling interests; for’ bad men
I likewise live when dead, and live in evil, expand
! ing in volume, and endless progressive intensity.
Coming Events. —We notice that some very
knowing wiseacres ore already bnsy in predict
ing ’what may and what may not occur during the
year upon which we have just entered. . Without
countenancing their correctness we insert the fol
lowing specimens' of their smartness. It is as
serted that the year 1863 will be a very eventful
one—to every maiden who gets married. Through
out the whole course .of the year, whenever the
moon wanes the nights become dark. Whoever
Eccentric Travelers.—To anecdotes of ec
centric travelers may be added the story of‘the
Englishman who made a bet that Van Ambnrgh,
tte lion tamer, would be eaten by his ferocious
pupils within a given time, and who followed him
about the continents of Europe and America in
the hope of seeing him at last devoured, and. so
winning his stake. The Russians also have a
story of an Englishman, who posted overland, in
the depth of winter, to St. Petersburg!!, merely
to see the famous wrought itpn gates of Hie Sum
mer Garden. He is said Jo have died of grief at
finding the gates su|ierior to those at thej entrance
of his own park at home. Add to this the lying
traveler who boasted that he had been everywhere,
and who being ,asked hpw he liked Persia replied
that he scarcely knew as he had only staid there a
day. Note likewise among eccentricities the no
bleman, still living, of whom it was' inquired at
dinner, what he bad thought of Athens during an
oriental lour. He turned to his hodv servant,
waiting behind his chair, and said : “ John, what
did I think of Athens?" —Nolen and Queries. ■
Employing Emancipated Negroes.—Messrs.
Ellis, Britton & Eaton, Vermont, a responsible
firm, publish the following proposition to the
President;—We will purchase, at any reasonable
price for ca-h, 40.000 acres of the cotton lands in
possession of flic Government at Port Royal, and
agree to employ 10,000 emancipated negroes to
work thereon dining the coming year, and pay
them wages at the rate of $1.25 cents )ter day for
each able hand, and a proportionate sum for those
of an inferior grade; payable weekly, either in
cash or necessary articles of clothing and provis
ions, at cost prices; and will, on the first day of
JanuaiT in each year ensuing, sell to the peg rocs
any amount of these lands that they desire to
purchase and have the means to pay for, from hall
an aero upward, at cost price, and will treat them
in every respect, while in onr employment, a
ngricnhural laborers in New' England are trailed.
As the planting season is at hand, an immediate
answer to this will lie required, to enable ns to go
on with the undertaking.
Great Union Meeting in Arkansas.—An
enthusiastic , Union demonstration occurred at
Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the 27rh. Over one
thousand of the loyal citizens of Arkansas were
present. Speeches were made by Dr. Johnson, jr
prominent Union refugee, Lieut. Col. Bishop, of
the first Arkansas Cavalry, and others. Fifteen
home guard companies were organized, and Wished
to be accounted as Arkansas militia. Hundreds
of citizens signed a petition to Congress to prd-r
the. election of a member from that State. All
citizens having arms in their possession have given
them up, to be used in defence of their homes.—
Another meeting will be held nt Huntsville in a
few days. The Union .sentiment is daily growing
stronger in that section, and Col. Hamsun", of the
First Arkansas Cavalry, commanding that posr,
is affording every facility and encouragement.
Clerical Wit. —Robert Hall wits unhappy in
his courtship of Miss Steel. When he was per
haps smarting beneath the disappointment he went
out to tea. The lady of the, house said, with no
very-great taste—“ You are dull, Mr. Hill; we
have no polished steel here to entertain, you."—
“ Oh, nmduin. that's not the slightest consequence;
you have plenty of polished brass.” His genius
for happy retort never slumbered. One of his
congregation, a sickly, querulous old mortal, met
him in the street. “ Ah, Mr. Hall, yon have—
never—been to see me—sir, I've been—very ill—
I’ve been at death’s door—Mr. Hall.” “Indeed!”
replied Hall, “have you? Well, why didn't you
step in, sir ? why didn't you step in ?”
H took a jug to a store and asked
for a gallon of whiskey. He gave his prom
ise to pay for it on the spot. The jug was no:
empty. Bat he stated that he had already bough;
a quart, but wished the concern filled os full as it
could hold. When the gallon was poured into
the jug the money was not poured out ,of Bill's
pocket, for the latter was as empty as the flintier
was full. Promises to pay were not received, and
the grocer poured the gallon hack again into the
measure, leaving Bill to trudge off with his quart
of rum, not much worse for the little water with
which it was diluted. The grocer's gallon was a
little weaker, but Bill’s quart had become a great
A Rising Mas. —The editor of the Springfield
Mass., Republican says he has a receipt, signed by
Nathaniel IVBanks’in 1836, for money received
by him fromSaigent M. Davis, of Roxbupy, Mass.,
in whose employ he then was, a machinist, at
$1,33 per day. The same Nathaniel P. Banks,
since that time, has been Governor of Massachu
setts, Speaker of the United States House |of Rep
resentatives, . and pronounced the most accom
plished, with a single exception— Henry Clay—
that ever held that place; ami is now a Majot
General in the United States army, and in com
mand of the Federal forces at New Orleans.
0* We hear a good anecdote concerning a sol
dier laddie on one of our gunltonts. The vessel
was just going into action, and our soldier was
upon his knees, when an officer snccringly asked
■him if he wai afraid? V—
“No, I was praying," was theTesponse.
“ Well, what were you prayjpg for ?” continued
the officer. ■ . -
“ Praying.that the enemy’s bullets may be dis
tributor the same why as the prize money is,
principally among the officers /” was tbe.qnick and
yr A female servant sweeping out a bachelor's
room found'a four-penny-piece oh the carpet,
which she carried to the owner. “Yon may keep
it for your honesty," said he smiling. A short
time after he missed his gold pencil case, and in
quired of the girl if she had seen it. “Yes, sir,"
was the reply. “ And what did you do with it ?”
“Kept it formy honesty, sir?” The old bachelor
grinned a horrible smile, and vanished.
Ssf Illinois is a good State to live in.- Govern
or Yates in his late message, says of that State :
“ She now produces twice as much corn as any
other State; almost twice as much wheat; in meat
cattle, the first; in hogs but little behind Ohio ;
' and in the value of live stock of all kinds, she is
already the second State in the JJniou.”
Campaign Already Chalked Out.—-The
Washington Star of Monday evening says:—
M It is understood that Gen. Hooker litis his plan
of campaign already chalked out, and that with
the very first opportunity for breaking the mod
blockade, he will enter npon its active develop
A Curious Fact. —Some cnrious gfcnius states,
as the result of an estimate, that a million one,
dojlar treasury notes • would weigh over a ton, and
make a pile as high as the Washington monument.
This will give some idea of the labor of preparing
out treasury note issue.
EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS.
A Voice ntmr KoßTit Cako^bia —Flaw
Talk.— The Raleigh Standard, inmaking of
the rebel authorities at Richmond, MHs the fol
lowing language: f .
“ They labored to break down the old Govern
ment became they were about to hit l/it * bttf,'
and they woujd break the «»c oa» before they would
part with the carcase upon which the te/tare*
are settled. Their motto was, divide mid destroy,
and their motto now is, amoiidatod rdt or nua.
Hence they are the destructives, and those who
oppose them are the conservatives. We sHll walk
the soil and breathe theairoffreedom, asdare
not to be influenced in our coarse by the bUldbh
roents or the frowns of power.” i
41 The Federal officers In Gapes county. S'. C..
have made ‘ important captures of contraband
goods, amounting in value to somq $30,000.”
Crime of Murder.—There are four maiden
committed in England for every million inhabi
tants; 17 in Belgium; 20 in Sardinia; 81 in
Prance; 3G in Austria; 08 in Bavaria; 4fi in
Lombardy; 100 in Rome; 90 in Sicily; 200 in
Naples. 'Murder is almost'unknown in the val
leys of Vandola.
Pennsylvania's Martyrs,—Since the com
mencement of the war sixteen Pennsylvania col
onels have been killed in battle, and two have died
from camp diseases.
A raven has been shot in France bearing; a lit
tle locket with an inscription purporting that the
bird was born in 1806, and was called “Wagram."
For the A ltoona *■
Died— October 31st, 1863, Uervet Robinson,
aged 1 Occurs.
And what more?
Would there was nothing main. That he had
gone home to God, and that was the end. That
no home was left desolate, no hearts bereft.
Gone home to God? What;conld we ask for
more? What indeed? but that our.hearts are
human and we so frail. The eye ofTaith grows
iim with anguish, and a heart-mist rising, veils
.he “shining shore,” so that we cannot see clearly
he young feet treading safely on the other side—
safely—because he has crossed over the dark river,
has stood in the swellings of Jordon, and is now
branded forever on the eternal shore. It is a
loving Father that has laid this heavy cross on
trembling shoulders, for some wise end. ‘ What I
Jo thou knowest not now, but thou shall know
hcrcaf.er.’ Mark the promise. By and by God
will bind content about the hearts he has broken.
Though missing still the bright lace, they will
trow calmer, and '.feel how much better it is to
luve him before them than after them. That it
was better far to die when his heart was pure, than
dve till the ddys come when you have no pleasure
in them; till kite frame is outworn, and the keepers
of the bouse tremble, and those that look out of
the windows he darkened, (mayhap by dispair or
ntguish,) 'till the strength is gone and even' the
grasshopper proves a burden. , Why should the
■tome-folks weep so sore? Why should they mourn
because the young spirit has flung off its and
put on a shining robe? That t(n small feet grew
heavy traveling over rongh roads, and the mind
hat narrow limits could not bind, that reached
tar and wide after knowledge, is taught by the
tiigels! Why should they mourn because the
loved one has been called early from this coarse
world? escaped forever its turmoil and strife!—
And stilt the answer is the sanie: because we are
•o human. We arc selfish in !onr griefafter all.
We cannot really mourn for the early loot—we
tare not. It is fur onrselvcs. then we shed such
bitter tears, fur our own darkened homes and
We foifget that the eye over which we watched
the death-lilm gather, is now gazing upon the
“Green Pastures I”—that the ear that was deaf to
our anguished cry, is listening to the calm flow of
the “Still Waters!” That the “ Great Shepherd”
has folded teiiderer arms about the boy than any
earthly parent‘could. We know how those stricken
parents loved him; how bright be was; how full
of promise was the writing on the broad, white
brow, and in the deep eyes. We know how the
young life, unfolding in that 'quiet home, was a
spring of never failing joy; flow they wove into
their dreamihgs of his future many a golden
thread. Wc know, too, how their hearts will ache
through ail the coming years; ache for the sound
of a voice that is forever echoing in their ears, and
for the treading of the restless feet. We know
how this November sunshine that comes glistening
over our )iapcr, will seem like a hitter mockery,
because the earth has been upturned, and under it
lies the precious head. It is hut another thread
broken in this earth-life. They can but gather up
i U the broken threads and lay them carefully away;
■ hey will be remembered hereafter. ‘Bat he was
so bright I On his brow was genius that already fore?
shadowed a brilliant future, and O, we loved him sol’
Aye, he had genius! but sitch natures cannot
feed’on husks, the food offered to many a hungry
soul! They must walk ofienest in the shadows,
and the tender feet grow weary and foot-sore in
their clambering after the unattainable. Better for
to lie down and die, andfimsb the race in Heaven!
To the bereaved parents we would say, wait
awhile. God is only keeping him for you. 'He
has taken the light of your eyes, so that you may
be drawn nearer to Himself. These great crashing
blows arc very hard to bear, almost more than the
human heart can bear and live. We feel at first as
ifwe cannot, will not bear them; afterword, listen- ’
ing to the ‘still small voice,’ we come to tee that
it is.all right, that it was best so, else would we
love this beautiful world too well. It is well tp be
often at the foot of the cross; I only there is safety,
only there can we keep Calvary’s 'track iri view.'
And now after all this is written, it narrows
down io Just where it was at the beginning, simply
that Hervey is dead! That the light baa gone out
in that house forever. There is the vacant (eat,
the impressed pillow, the useless, half-worn shoes,
the cap and vo.it, hanging idly in the ball, the
satchel fall of books, to be conned by him never
again. We might write on and on, and still the
tale never be told. Yon know it well—you whose
homes death has entered, and stolen the brigfitest
and fairest. I cannot see the shadow on yonr
brow. There will be aching hearts and longing
spirits in Hervey's home, ami much looking but
over the hills to the far country where the loved
one dwells. Bnt so sorely as God lives, so surely
will He bring perfect peace to die hearts n«|W so
tempest-tossed, and in Uis own good will
heal the wounds. The sate will last a lifetime,
but it will not be much seen| owing, to the cover
ing one wears when going .oat into the world. It
is said the eagle-mother, when she thinks id time
for her young to fly, trouWejo ti«Jr nest, tries, to
make it uncomfortable, so that they' mayhssh to
leave it. God has troubldd your nest,lshthat it
may not be pleasant for a low abiding pined: hut
He will sthy tho trouble and
O, “when He glveth