The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, March 03, 1863, Image 1

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JALTIMORE look hospital
" fie Only Place Where a Cure Can
be Obtained*
DU. JOHNSON has discuvered the
most Certain, Speedy ami only Effectual Remedy In
, world Or all ibivato Diseases. Weakness of the Back
Jab*, Stricture*. Affections of lh»* Kidneys and Blad
- iiivoluatary Discharges, Impote.ncy, General Debility.
, iu *a*ss, Dyspepsy, Languor, Low Spirits. Confusion
. palpitation of the Heart, .Timidity, Tremblings,
!> ;kms of Sight or Giddiness, Disease of tbe He-ed.
‘ .\'osd ur Skin, Affections of Luag*.Blo
m>r Bowels—th«*e Terrible disorders arising from t he
~ ; A rv iiibiu of Youth—those ucmer ami Bolijjiry prac*
; noie faTal t > their* victim# than the song orSyreu* to
hii'iners of Ulysses,blighting their most brilliant
or anticipations, rendering marriage .Ac . impossi
- v ,jcitllT. who have become the victims of Solitary Vice,
ii dreadful and destuctive habit which annoahy sweeps
<4ll untimely grave thousands of Youug Men of the most
~ i, .< i talents ami brilliant intellect, who might other*
have eutrauced Unioning Senates with tbs thunders
r -ioqueace, or waked to ectasy the Jiving lyre, may call
*kU full confidence.
Married Persons, or Young Men cotemplating marriage,
aware of physical weakness, organic debility, defer
uitv. Ac..apeedily cured.
*U wlm places himsell.under the care of Dr.J. may re*
p; u»lr confide ip his honor as a gentleman, and
rely upon hi-* skill as a physician.
; n Mediately Cured* and full Vigor Restored.
Distressing Affection—-which renders Life miserable
.-i i marriage impossible—is Die penalty paid by the
. uf improper indulgences. Young persns are to
v : • . commit exces es from not being awaie of the dread
i m»equcnce9 that may en-ue. Now. who that nnder
, U the subject win pretend to deny that the power of
• nation is lost sooner by tho-e falling into improper
i .us than 6v the prud««iit! Besides being deprived the
,-ure* of healthy offspring, the most serious and de
prive symptoms fo both body and mind arise. The
„.;fin becomes Deranged, the Physical and Mental Fane
;i- Weakened. Los*of Procreative Power. Nervous Uri
. ;iiity. Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the llourt,.|ndige*tion‘
imfltutional Debility, a Wanting of the Frame. Cough.
> >n«uuiptlon, Decay and De&tli.
. band side going from Baltimore street, a few doors
j n rhrt corner. Fail not to‘observe name and number.
Utters must be paid and contain a stamp. The Doc
wr‘s Diploma* hang in hi* office
JV r o Mircury or Nuttons Drugs.
>K ujber of the Royal College of Surgeons. London. Grad
j ,»e from one of the most eminent Colleges in the United
jutes, and the greater part of whose life has been spent iu
die hospitals of Lendon, Paris, Philadelphia and else
*i,«re t has affected some of the most a*too(*hing cure*
:>u< were ever known; many troubled wi(h ringing in the
Tf.;vl and ear* when asleep, great nervousness, being
d inned at sodden son ids, bashfuhiess, with frequent
biudiing, attended sometimes with derangement of mind.
«*r« cured Immediately.
iM t J.addiweeall those who have injured themselves
'it improper indulgence and solitary babils.whlch ruin
o'<th body and mind; unfitting them for either business,
study, society or marriage. , , ■
Tsm are some of the ead and melancholy pro«4 by early bablu of youth, rl*: Weakness of Ihf
8.,-k *nd Limb*, Pain, in the Head, Dim CM* of Sight.
of Muscular Power, Palpitation of tha Heart, bye
l>-|..y, Nerrou*-Irritability, D*rangement of the DIpM
«. Function*,.General Jtebillty, Symptom* of Conransp
'ivn. Ac.
Mtvt ALLY .—The fearful effects of the mind we much to
> .ireaded—L »ss of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, De
ts- v-«»i 0 n of spirits, Kvil-Forebodlngs. Aversion to Society.
vii-DlstrosL Utveof Solitude, Timidity, Ac.*Are some of.
«tits produced. ' . , .
raocsisns ofp«r«ont of «U age* can bow judge what is
. U 3 CUH of tiioir doclinlug Hcdtli, Ioo»*g tholr vigor, bo
. 'uing week,iwale, nertoneand em»clated« bating asm*
appearance abcot the eyes, cough and tymptoms ol
rVLio hare Injured themselves by a certain ‘practice in
jured In when alone, * habit frequently |«arned from
companion*, or at iclnwl. th* effect* 6f tnlcn iw
•nebtly felt, own when asleep, nod If not cored render*
hvm ring* Impotible, and destroy* both mind nod body.
-liould apply Immediately. , m
What n pity that a young man. the hope.of his country.
:v.» darting of hlf parents, shoold be snatched from all
•v.)4t>*cu and enjoyments of life, by the ol
Mmtiog from the jmth of nature, and indulging in a
.;-r! lio turret habit. Such persons most, before contem
<jUci that a koaod mind nod body are the xooal
r«wuisituk to promote coanabi il happinaae. with*
aut these, the Journey through life becomes a weary pil
grimage: the prospect hourly darkeue to toe Tiew; the
mind becomes ahadowed with despair and filled with the
ueUncboly reflection tha T the happlneee of another oe
‘somws blighted with our own. t
When the miegoia«i end Improd-nt votary of pleneure
ftudi that be bae imbibed the *eed» of this painful «!►
iuh. it too often beppene tlmt au ill-timed eenae of ahatne.
ur dread of diacovery, detefe him from applying to thoae
»h'i. from education nod respectability, ran alone be--
inend him. delay!ni till the comtitntloitafaji«pto'na of
tttii horrid dieeaee make Iheir appearance, such as ulcera
te i sore throat, diseased noee, nocturnal pain a in the bean .
snd limbs, dimness of Bight, deafness, nixies on the ehini
bones and arms, blotches on tbs head, face and extnenii
ti'S progressing srlthr frightfhl rapidity, till: at last the
ptUti of the mouth or the bones of-ths nose; fail in, and
the victim of this awfnl disease becomes a horrid object or
emnniiseration, till death puls a period dreadful
-uffiTinge, by sending him to ■■ that Undiscovered Country
fro m whence no trareller return!.” .
Trisa melancholy fuel that thoueande fall victims to
r )iis terrible disease, owing to the unekilifuluees ofigno
r mt preteudere, who, by the use of that Dadly Jyiton,
k-rcary. ruin the constitution and make rend no of
miserable. * ’
i rust not vonr Uym, w health totni car* of iM many
Colesroed’and Worthless Pretenders, destitute ofkuowl*
oame or character, wh > copy Dr. Johnston's adyer»
>'»JtUonu. or «ty!e them«elve*i in the newspaper*, rego*
»*rlj Kd nested Physicians. Incapable of Curing, thry keep
▼oo trifling month afte? month, taking thflr filthy and
(»<>i»onoaV compounds, or a* lons as the smallest fee can
be obtained, and In despair, leave yon with mined health
to <tgH orer your galling disappointment.
hr. J.ihnAton is the only Physician advertising.
Hi* credential or diplomas always bang In bis office.
HU remedies or treatment are unknown to all
prepared fnm a Uf> spent Inthegreat hoslpltal*pf Europe,
tbe first in the country and a more extensive IPrivat* Prac
ilian any other Physician in the world. ,
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The many thousands cured at this Institution, year after
f*sr. and the numerous important Surgical operations
performed bv Johnston, witnessed by the reported of the
?^ n * '** Clipper,” and many oth*r papers, notice* of
ebkh h\vt appeared again and again before the public,
hstides his standing as a gentlemen of character and re
sponsibility,!* a sufficient guarantee to ths afflicted.
no letters received unless post-paid and containing a
•wmpto be used on the reply Persons writing should state
•gs and send portion »f advertisement describing symptoms
rßQa * writing should be particular/in directing their
>«tsrs to this lostitotioa. in the following banner:
Of the Baltimore Lock Hospital, Maryland
®bm« §cetr|.
...11. C. DKRN,
< Fron Vu Atlantic Monthly.
3 Varwvsll a while, *ny bonnie darling!
H)nelong, clow kiss, and 1 depart;
1 bear tbe angry trumpet sonrllog.
The dram beat tingle* at my bear?.' 1
Behind him, softest data* ware, breathing
Across the Tale their sweet recall;
Before him burst tbo battle, seetblwg
la flaue beneath its thunder pall.
All rights and sounds to stay Invited;
The meadows tossed their foam of flowers
The lingering day beheld, delighted.
The dance* of his amorous hour*.
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He paused; again thefond temptation
Assailed bis heart, so firm before.
And tender dreams, of love’s creation,
Persuaded from the .peaceful shore.
“But no!” lie sternly cried; M follow
The trumpet, not the shepherd’s reed ;
Let Idiors pipe In pastoral hollow—
Be mine thekword, and inlue the deed!
•‘Farewell to love!” hp murmured, sighing
“ Perchancel lose What is most dear;
But better there, struck down and dying.
Than be a mac and wanton hemp
He went »\ here battle*# voice was loudest;
lie pressed where danger nearest camo;
Hie luind advanced, among the proud e*i.
Their banner through tbe lines of flame
And -there, when wearied carnage faltered,
Ue, foremost pf the fallen, lay,
While night looked down with brpw unaltered.
And breathed the battle’s dust away.
There lying, sore from wound* untended.
A vision crossed the starry gleam :
The girl be loved beside him bended.
And kissed him in his fever dream.
“Ohl lovel’* she ciied, “you fled to find me
I left with you tbe daisied vale;
I turned from flutes,that wailed behind me.
•> To hear your trumpet’- distant hail.
“Your tender vows, your peaceful kisses.
They scarce outlived the moment * breath
But now we clasp immortal blisses
Of passion proved on brinks of death 1
“ No fate henceforward shall estrange her
Who finds a heart more brave than fond
For love, forsook this side of danger.
Waits for the man who goes beyond ! v
j&dert .MiftctU&ng.
A few days since in the Ohio Legislature, a
message was received from the Governor, enclosing
a letter; from General Kosecrana. The letter which
we print below is one of the best that we have ever
seen. It manfully upholds the course of the
President, and gives a most scathing rebuke to the
traitors of the north ■ who denounce the war as
one for the nigger; It presents the real facts of
the case in forcible and patriotic language, and
its perusal is commended to all men. It is as
LAND, Mdbfßeksßoro, Tlkn.,' Feb. 2, 1863.—T0
the Honorable the General Assembly cif the State
of Ohio: The resolution of thanks parsed by your
honorable body to the armv of the Cumberland, its
Commanding General and his staff, has been duly
received, and published to the troops of this Com
mand. ' On behalf of a 11,.! return to you heartfelt
This is indeed a war Tor the maintenance of the
Constitution and the laws—nay, for national ex
istence*—against those who have despised our
honest trelndship,'deceived ! our just hopes; and
driven ins to defend our country and onr hom&.—
By fool and wilful slanders on onr motives and
intentions; presistently repeated, they have arrayed
against us our own fellow-citizens, bound to us by
the triple ties of consanguinity, geographical posi
tion aitd commercial interest.
Let no man among ns be base enough to forget
this, or fool enough to trust an oligarchy of trai
tors to their friends, to civil liberty and human
freedom. Voluntaiy exiles from home and friends,
for the defence and safety of all. we long for the
time when gentle peace shall again spread her
wings lover onr land; but we know no such bles
sing is possible while the unjust and arbitrair
power of the rebel leaders confronts and threatens
ns. Crafty as; cruel as the tiger, they
criedno coercion” while preparing to strike. us.
Bully like, they proposed to fight us, because they
said they were able to whip five to one; and now,
when driven back,-they whine out “ no invasion,"
and promise us of the west permission to navigate
the Mississippi, if we will he “good boys” and
do as they bid us. •
Whenever they have the power, they drive be
fore them into the ranka the southern people, and
they would also drive as. Trust them not. Were
they able, they would invade and destroy us with
out mercy. Absolutely assured of these things, 1
am amazed that anv one conld thing of “peace on
any He who entertains the sentiment is
fit only tb be a slave; he who utters it at this
time, is,' moreover, a traitor to hisconntiy, who de
serve? the scorn and contempt of all honorable men.
When tin power of the! miscniptilous rebel leaders
is removed, and the people are free to consider
and slot for their oyvn interests, which are common
with Dors; under this government, there will be no
great difficulty in fraternisation. .Between our
tastes and social life there are fewer differences
than between those of the people of the northern
and southern provinces of .England or Ireland.
Hoping the time may speedily come when, the
power of the perfidious and cruel i tyrant of this
rebellion having been Overthrown, a peace may
be laid on the broad foundation of national unity
and equal justice to all, under the Constitution and
laws, 1 rqjnain your fellow citizen,
i ' ■ ■ W. S. Rosecbaws,
fry A gentle and cheerful minded lady from
Dorlington district, S.C,, writes the following to
the Charleston Courier } I propose to spin the
.thread to make the con! tp execute the order of
President Davis. syhen old Butler is caught, and.
my daughter asks that; she may be. allowed to ad
just it around his nock, A Daughter op South
Carolina. ,
fry Whv is * fight among Irishmen, like Gen.
Scott? Because jt is a Fat-riot.
Charles Lynford was a good mechanic in a pros
perous business. At the age of twenty-six he had
token to himself a wife, Caroline Eostice, the
daughter of a neighbor, who had nothing to bring
him but her own personal merits, which were
many, and habits of thrift learned in an economical
household under the stem teachings of necessity.
it was well, perhaps, that Charles Lynford
should obtain a wife of this description, as he him
self found it very difficult to save anything from
his income. ‘
It was not long before Caroline became acquaint
ed with her husband’s failing, .She could not feel
quite easy in the knowledge that .they were living
fully up to their income, foreseeing that a time
would come when their family would grow more
expensive, and perhaps her husband's business,
though now flourishing, might become less so.
Accordingly, one day, she purchased, from a
tin peddler who mmc to the door, a little tin safe,
such as children frequently use as a savings hank.
This site placed quite conspicuously on the mantel
piece, so that her hnsband might he sure-to set; it
on entering.
" Hallo, Cnrrie, what’s that, eh ?” he asked, cn
“ Only a little purchase I made to-day,” said
his wife.
“ But what is it meant for?” he asked again.
Let me illustrate,” said his wife, playfully.—
“Have you u ten cent piece about you ?"
Charles drew a dime from his waistcoat pocket.
His wife, taking it from his hand, dropped it into
the box through the little slit at the top. Charles
“So you have taken to hoarding. Carrie ? My
wife become a miser! ”
“ No, only a little prudent. But, serioualv,
Charles, that is precisely what I want you to do
every night.”
“ What! drop a dime into this new fangled ar
rangement of yours ?"
“ Exactly.”
“Very well, that will be easy enough. A dime
is no great harm./ But may I know what you are
going to do with this newly commenced hoard ?"
“ Lay it by for, a rainy day," answered Caro
This ended the conversation for the time.
The plan thus inaugurated by the young wife
was steadily carried out. She was not one of those
—of whom there arc so many —who enter upon a
plan zealously hut soon tire of it. In the present
case she was fully satisfied of the wisdom of her
purpose, and resolved to carry it through. Every
morning she called u|kiu her husband for a dime,
and even - morning it was added to the accumula
tion. Frequently he had not the right change, but
would toss her a quarter of a dollar instead. She
would assure him, laughingly, that it would answer
her purpose just as well.
More than once Charles bantered her on the
subject of her Sitt ings bank. This she bore quite
But these were not the only accessions the fund
received. Her husband had early arranged to
make her ample allowance for dress—l say ample,
though I dare say some of my city readers might
not have considered it so, but Caroline, who was
in the habit of making her own dresses, provided
herself with a good wardrobe at much less expense
than some not so well versed in the science of ma
naging could have done.
After considerable calculation, she came to the
conclusion that out of her allowance she should be
able to make a daily deposit equal to that she had
exacted from her husband. Of this, however, she
thought it best on the whole not to inform Charles,
enjoying in anticipation the prospect of being able,
at gome future time, to surprise him with the un
expected amount of her savings.
At the close of every month the tin box was
emptied, and the contents transferred to a savings
bank of more pretensions, where interest would be
When the sums deposited here became large
enough. Mrs. Lynford, who had considerable busi
ness capacity, withdrew them, and invested in
bank and other stocks, which would yield a larger
per cent. Of her mode of management her hus
band was in complete ignorance. Nor did hn ever
express any desire to be made acquainted with his
wife’s management. He was an easy, careless
fellow, spending ns he went, enjoying the present,
and not haring any particular concern about the
At the end of eight years, during which time he
had been unusually favored by prosperity in bnsi
ness and uninterrupted health, his books showed
that he had not exceeded his income, hut that, on
the other hand, he had saved absolutely nothing.
Twenty-five cents stood to his credit,
“ Running pretty close, ain’t it, Carrie? I lake
credit to myself, though, fbr keeping on the right
side of the line But, then, I suppose you have
savetl up an immense sum ?”
“Hdw ranch do you suppose?” asked his wife.
‘/Perhaps a hundred dollars,” said Charles,
carelessly, “ though it would take a good many
dimes to make that." ,
His .wife smiled, but did not volunteer to en
lighten him as to the correctness of his conjecture.
So things went on till at length came the panic
of 1857, a panic so recent that it will bo remem
bered how universally trade and business of every
kind were depressed at this period—among others,
the trade which occupied Charles Lynford suffered
One evening, he came home looking quite se
rious, an expression which seldom came over bis
cheerful face.
Caroline, who hod watched all the signs of the
times, was not unprepared to see this. She sus
pected that her husband's business was affected.
“What is the matter, Charles?" she asked,
quite cheerfully.
The matter is that we will have to economize
“ Anything unfavorable turned up in business
“I should think there had. Twill have but
half a day’s work for some time to come, and I am
afraid that even this will fail before long, .yon
haven’t an idea, Carrie, how dull every kind of '
business has become.” /
“ I think I have,” Slid his wife, quietly; “ I j
have read the papers carefully, and have been |
looking out for something of this kind.” I
' “ Do you think we can reduce our expenses one !
half?” asked the husband doubtfully. :
“ I think we will be able to do so. Both of us
are well supplied with clothing, and will not need
any more fora year, at least. This will cut off
considerable expense." Then there are a great
many little superfluities you are accustomed to
buy, little things which yon are kind enough to
bring home to me frequently, which I can do very
well without. Then we can live more plainly,
, have less pies and cakes, and I have no doubt it
will be an improvement as far as health is con
■ cerned.
“ What a calculator yon are, Carrie,” said her
‘ husband, feeling considerably easier in mind. I
really think, after all yon have said, that it won’t
be hard to live on half of our usual income—for
the present, at least. “But,” and his countenance
Again changed, “ work should entirely
[independent in everything.]
fail—l suppose yon couldn't reduce our expenses
to nothing at ail, could you ?”
“ That certainly surpasses my powers,” said'his
wife, smiling; “but even in that case there is no
ground for discouragement. You have not forgot
ten our savings hank, have yon ?
“Why. no, I didn’t think of that,” said her
husband, “ I suppose that would keep off starva
tion for a few weeks.”
His wife smiled.
" And in those few weeks,” site added, “busi
ness might revive.”
** To lie sure,” said her husband. “ Well, I
guess it will be ail right. I will try not to trouble
myself about it any longer."
The apprehensions to which Charles Lynford
gave expression proved to be only too well founded.
In less than a month from the date of the conver
sation just recorded, the limited supply of
he had been able to; secure failed, and he
himself without work of any kind, thrown hack
upon his own resources. ’
Although he had anticipated this, it seemed un
expected when it.really did come upon him, and
again he returned home in a fit ad* discourage
ment. He briefly explained lo his wife the new
calamity which had come upon them.
“ And the worst of it/is,” he added, “ there will
he pc belter times till spring.”
Do you think that the business will revive
then '!
"it must by that time. But there are five or
six months between. Ido not know how we are
going to live during that time.”
1 do," replied his wife, quietly.
“ You!” exclaimed her husband, in surprise.
Yes, your income has never been more than
six or seven hundred dollars a year, and I have
no doubt we can lire six months on two hundred
and fiftv dollars.”
“ Yes, certainly; but where is that money to
come from? 1 don't want to go in debt, and if
1 did I should nut know where to borrow.”
“Fortunately, there is no need of it,”said Mrs.
Lrnfurd. •* You seem to forget our little savings
“ But is it possible it can amount to two hun
dred and fifty dollars?” be asked, in surprise.
“Y'es, and six hundred more,” said his wife.
“ Inqiossible!"
“Wait a minute, and I'll prove it.”
Caroline withdrew a moment, and reappeared
with several certificates of bank and railroad
shares, amounting to eight bundled dollars, and a
book in which the balance was deposited to her
•• Are you sure you haven’t had a legacy?” de
manded Charles, in amazement. “Surely, a
dime a day would not produce this.?”
“ No, but two dimes a day have, with a little
extra depisit now and then. I think. Charles,
that we can ward ofi starvation for a time.”
“All this I owe to your prudence,"said Charles,
gratefully. “ How can I repay you?"
Charles Lynford remained out of employment
for some months. The next spring, as be had
anticipated, business revived, and he was once
more in.receipt of his old income. More than two
thirds of "the fund was still left, and henceforth
Charles was not less assiduous than his wife in
striving to increase it.
The little tin savings bank still stands on the
mantelpiece, and never fails to receive its deposit
Daniel Webster was once engaged in a case in
one of the Virginia courts, and the opposing coun
sel was William Wirt, author of the Life of
Patrick Henrv.
In the progress of the case, Mr. Webster pro
duced a highly respectable witness, whose testi
mony (unless disproved or impeached) settled the
case, and annihilated Mr. Wirt's client. After
getting through the testimony, be informed' Mr.
Wirt, with a significant expression, that be Was
throogb with the witness, and he was at bis: ser
Mr. Wirt rose to commence the cross examina
tion, hot seemed for a moment qnite perplexed
bow to proceed, bntr quickly assumed a manner
expressive of his incredulity as to the evidence
elicited, and, coolly eying the witness a moment,
he said—
. “Mr. K , allow me to ask you whether yon
have ever read a work called Boron Mun
chausen ?”
Before the witness had time to reply,’ Mr. Web
ster quickly rose to his feet, and said—
“ 1 beg yonr pardon, Mr, Wirt, for the interrnp:
tion ; but there was one question I forgot tp ask
the witness, and,if you will allow me that favor, I
promise not to interrupt yon again.”
Mr. Wirt, in the blandest manner, replied—
“ Yes, most certainly.”
, Mr. Webster, in the most- deliberate and solemn
manner, then asked—
“Sir, have yon ever read—Wirt’s Patrick
The effect was so irresistoble that even the judge
could not control his rigid features. Mr. Wirt
himself joined in the momentary laugh, and turn
ing to Mr. Webster, said—
“ Suppose we submit this case to the jury with
out summing:np.”
This was assented to, and Mr. Webster's client
won the case.
Not Wanted. —The Philadelphia North Ame
rican in speaking of the applications of young
men in the countrv for situations in City stores,
says that salen\en as such, are not now wanted.—
Country yonths who come to the city for salemen's
situations will do well to return home and go to
ploughing. Time was yvken the art of selling
goods was a remunerative profession. Yonng men
were chosen fur their snavity and ability to “ rope
in” the people who come to the city to boy goods;
Yonng men then practiced the art of dramming.
In their eagerness to make sales they escorted
buyers to places of amusement, drank with them;
frolicked with them and sometimes did still worse.
Then a saleman was In demand. If he had the
necessary trade his salaty was almost at his own
Things are different now. A porter in a job
bing house., providing he knows the price, can sell
the goods as Well as tile salesman who drew a
salary of $2,500 a year. Goods now sell them
selves. There is ho (rouble in inquiring as to the
standing of buyers. The mercantile agencies are
ino longer consulted. The tends arc nett cash ;'
| the prices are as immutable as the pyramids in the
1 Egyptian desert. The trouble is not to sell them
: hat to buy them. This is as true of domestic as
it is of foreign. Both arc immensely high. - With
! exchange at 74, the amount of Import-done must
lie very limited, while, with gold at hearty the
1 same figure, the prices of domestics Continue to lie
: exorbitant' As ,a merchant yesterday remaiked <o
us, pointing to a fifteen year old boy." *• There is
all the salesman I want. Nothing’more is neces
sary than to know the prices of goods. They sell
gy Why is the Pennsylvania Bail Road like a
cat's tail? Because it is /ur to the end.
It was over at last. The snn which had walked
slow and calm through that terrible day, had gone
down in a column of fire beyond the’western hills,
and now the stars were coming out -swiftly, like
petals scattered over an axure soil. ■
And the stars looked down”"on the battle-field,
as they had come out and looked down for scores
of rears on a fair young land which i had risen in
her strength and beauty until amid all the nations
were none to compare with her—on the great
cities that were hung 1 like jewels on her green
bosom—on the broad harvest field that waved
their tresses for joy through her golden summers
—on the houses where the dwelled thereof sat
peaceful and happy nnder their own vine and fig
tree, on al( this had the stare which came np night
by night to watch towe s of the sky until at last
'there came a change, end now where the harvest
had waved their locks in the summer winds, was
that must terrible sight which the snn and stare
ever beheld—the right of a battle-field. The con
flict had raged hot and terrible that day.
The hearts of the dismal mountains had ihnd
dered with the thunders of cannon, and the earth
drank in blood as in autnmn shir drinks in the
equinoctial rains; but at last the day’s awful
work was done, and the night winds lifted the
gray banners of smoke from the battle-field.
The air was full of the heat and smell of powder;
the dead lay thick together, with stark, ghastly
faces, on the trampled grass; the wonnded’lay
thicker, filiingtheair with moans—riderless horses
running terrified over the field; snd the dying day
light of the solemn stars watching overall. A
little way from the battle-field was a small stream,
making a blue fold in the dark gross, and two men
have crawled to its banks to quench their thirst.
And when the two men looked up and met
each other’s faces, they knew they wore enemies,
and they knew, too, that a few boors ago each had
aimed his rifle at the other, and that aim had
caused a ghastly wound a little way from the
heart, which had drank the life blood of each, and
each had glared desperately on his adversary a
moment before he fell.
But there was no fierceness in the eyes of those
men now, as they sat face to face on the bank of
the stream; the strife and the anger are all gone
now, and they sat still and looked at each other.
At lost one of them spoke :
• VVe haven’t cither of us a chance to hold ont
much longer, I judge?’
1 No,' said the other, ‘Yon did that last job of
yours well, as that bears witness,’ and he pointed
to a wound, from which the life blood was slowly
‘ Not better than yon did yours, ’ answered the
other, with a grim smile, as he pointed to a wound
larger and more ragged.
And then the two meu gazed each again in the
dim light, for the moon had come over the hills
now, and stood among the stars as a pearl of great
price. As they looked, a softer feeling stole over
the hearts of each toward his fallen fue; a feeling
of pity for the strong, manly life laid low, a feel
ing of regret for that inexorable necessity flf war
which made each man the slayer of the other;
and at last one spoke:
‘ There’s some folks in the world who feci worse,
I ’sposc, because yon have gone out of it?’
‘Yea,’said the man, id thick tones. ‘There's
one woman with a little boy and girl, away up
among the New Hampshire Mountains, that it’ll
well nigh kill to hear of this,’ and the man groan
ed out in bitter anguish,’ ‘O, God, have mercy on
my wife and children I'
And the other drew closer to him.
1 And away down In the cotton in Geor
gia, there’s a woman and a little girl whose hearts
will break at what this day has done,' and then the
cry wrung itself out of bis heart, ‘ Oh, God, have
pity on them!’
And from that time on the Northerner and
Southerner ceased to be foes. ; The thoughts of
those distant homes on which the anguish was so
soon to fall, drew thdm close together in their last
hoar, and the two men wept like little children.—
And at last the Northerner spoke, more to him
self than to anything else, and be did not know
the cither was listening greedily; to: every word.
‘She used to come—my little girl—bless her
heart 1 every night to meet me when I came home
from the fields; and she would stand under the
great plum tree, that’s just beyond the back door
at nome, with the sunlight making a yellow
crown on her golden carts, arid-the laugh dancing
in her eyes when she heard the click of the gate.
1 see ber now, and I’d take her in my arms and
she'd stick np her little red lips for a luss; bat my
little girl will never watch under die old plum
tree by the well for her father again. I shall nev
er hear the pry of joy as she catches a glimpse of
me at the gate—l shall never fee ber little feet
rnnning over die grass to spring into my arms
‘ And,' said the Southerner* ‘ there’s a little
brown-eyed, brown-haired girl, (hat used to watch
in cool afternoons for ber father when he rode in
from his visit to the plantation—l can see her lit
tle face shining out now from the roses that cov
ered the pillars, and ber shout of jov as I bounded
from my horse and chased the little flying feet, and
the loud laugh up and down tbe| veranda. ' But
my darting, your bright litde fece. will never go
laughing and romping up the old ; veranda again 1
; And the Northerner drew near to the Southerner,
and the hot tears stood on bis cold cheeks, as he
‘May God have’ pity on onr fatherless chil
dren!* ’ • 'I ■,
‘Amen!’ said the Southerner, fervently.
And the Northerner spoke in a husky whisper,
for the eyes of the dying men were glassing £sst:
'We have fought together like brave men. We
are going before onr God in a little While. Let
us forgive each other.’
The Southerner tried to speak, hot the sound
died away in the gurgle from his white lips; but
he took the hand of his &llen foe, and bis stiffened
fingers closed tight over it, and his last look was
one of forgiveness and peace! And when the
next morning’s snn walked upon 'the grey stairs of
the dawn, touched with pink, it looked down and
saw the two foes lying dead, with their hands
clasped in each other’s; by the stream which ran
by the battle-field. • I 1 ■
And the little girt with golden hair who watched
under the plum tree among the hills of New Hamp
hire, and the little girl with bright brown hair that
waited by ■ the roses among iht green plains of
Georgia, were fatherless.
A Hivkr of Death. —Yazoo is said to be an
Indian name, signifying River o/ Death. The
water pf the river is always of a stagnant, slimy
thickness, and certain to produce an incurable dis
ease When used any length of time. Nearly ail
jgf the men in Gen. Sherman's army who went up
the Yazoo were affected by the water, and some of
the wounded who hare returned are yet suffering
from the disease there contracted. The river is
properly named.
0» A fast man, like a fast stream, is usually
A Washington correspondent of theßufimio JSx
prn* relates the following anecdote of a distin
guished General of the Army, and one of the
many fools who hare received commissions in the
army daring the present war; A tew weeks
since I was a passenger on a train of can between
Baltimore and Washington, upon which occasion
a scene occurred that attracted my attention, and
which exemplified the fact that retribution is
sometimes more speedy that it is expected. We.
had proceeded on onr journey for half an hoar,
when load talking and prafiinity excited the at
tention of the passengers to a part of the ear where
sat composedly an elderly man wrapped in a liberal
A large siaed, red faced and very voluble- per
son of less years, was standing in the aisle near
him using violent language and gesticulations,
attended with the charge oft repeated that the old
gentleman had taken bit scat daring hit tempo
rary absence therefrom and demanding with lan
guage more pungent than polite, that it should be
relinquished to him.
In response tn this command the old gentleman,
in a very quiet add dignified manner, assured the
applicant for the seat that be was mistaken—that
his bad occupied the seat from the start, and'coold
not and would not relinquish it. This excited the
anger of the contestant, and he became very
abusive and boisterous.
At thin juncture IWO persons occupying the next
seat interposal, assuring the ferocious man
that he ’was mistaken—that thev had entered the
car at the last stopping place, and found the seat
they occupied then vacant and look it, presuming
that it was not taken, It was probably the one
he bad occupied and they were ready to relinquish
it, and immediately rose*and did so*
The ferocious man then seised the seat and threw
the hack over that he might face the old gentle
man to whom he bad paid his respects in the first
instance, with the purpose, no doubt, of cultivating
his acquaintance more intimately. In perfotming
this tnanoeuver, he threw open his overcoat, so as'
to disclose the shoulder straps of a Captain.—
This attracted the attention of the other party,
when the following colloquy, as near as I can
recollect it, ensued:—
Old Gentkinan —‘ By what right do you wear
that insignia V pointing at the same time to the
revealed shoulder straps.
Fttociowt Man —‘ By the authority of the United
States Government. lam an officer of the army,
and have fought and shed my blood for my coun
try, while such rich old codgers as you are lazing
about at your ease, and taking up other people's
scats' iu railroad cats, while patriots, sir, like me
do the fighting.’
Then came a change in the scene. The old
gentleman threw back bis overcoat, revealing the
stars of a Major General of the U. S. Array,
and sdying to the Captain in a firm- bnt dignified
tone, ‘ I am General Couch, sir, and I order you
under arrest for ungentlernanly and unofficer-like
conduct. You wilt proceed to Washington under
my escort. ’
The ferocious man was tamed iu a moment and
offered an awkward apology, but was cut short by
the General, and seemed to enjoy the ccmfort of
his own meditations for the remainder of the
junrney towards the Capitol. I beard a day 1 or
two after, that the ferocious man was a resident of
Buffalo, and had returned home minus a commis
sion and the insignia which beratyed him. Evi
dently be caught a Tartar.
Tbs Oldest Inhabitant.—The last will and
testament of Mrs. Elizabeth Myers, late of Antis
township, Hluir county, was admitted to probate
by onr Register on Monday last. The deceased
was in many respects a remarkable woman. She'
was born in the year 1754, consequently she was
109 years old when she died. To realize the
changes that occurred during her long and eventful
life, we have only to reflect that at the time of 1
her birth, Washington was beteagered by' the
French at Fort Necessity; Pittsburgh was then a
small fort in possession of the French; that Brad
duck was defeated next year; that she was 12
years old at the Declaration of Independence, and
was 58 at the breakiog.ont of the war of 18121
She lived before steamboats were invented, saw
boots cross the mountain, the “ iron horse" do the
same, and the telegraph compete with thought.
Last and saddest of all, she lived to see traitors
striving to break op the government, which her
husband fought and bled to establish. A relict to
the past, she died respected by all. —UolHdayslncrg
Dioonra tor Monet.—“ What are yon dig
ging there for?" said an idle fellow to a steady
laborer, who was at work on a piece of waste
“I am digging for money.”
The news spread, and theidlers collected.
“ We are told yon are digging for money."
“ Well, I ain’t digging for anything else.”
“ Have you had any lock?”
“First-rate luck—pays ;well —yon had better
take hold.”
All doffed their coats, and worked vigorously
for a while. After throwing out some cartloads,
the question arose—
“Whendid yotfget any money?” i
“Last Saturday night.”
“How much did yon get?”
“ Six dollars.”
“ Why. that’s small.”
“It’s petty good; a dollar a day is the regular
pice for digging in this district.”
Impudent Questions. —To ask an unmarried
lady how okt she is.
- To ask a lawyer if be ever told a lie.
To ask a doctor how many persons ho has
To ask a minister whether he ever did anything
To ask a merchant whether he ever cheated a
To ask an editor the name of any of his corres
To ask a yonog lady whether she wonli like a'
To ask a subscriber if he has paid the printer.
A Nick Hidiso Place. —While hunting af
ter deserters in New York the other day the United
States officers discovered in a house in Brooklyn,
in a bed where reposed a charming young lady,
a very animated twister! It priwedto be a sol
dier enveloped in a cotton envelope, and when
pinched, gruffly exclaimed, 111 fight the whole
d—d crowd of you.” He was relieved ol such a
task, however, and reclaimed to of
Unde Samyule. .
love of troth is the root of ail charities.
The trees which grow from it may have thousands
of distinct and diverging brandies, bat good anid
generous fruit will be on them all.
'CTThe late Sir, Robert Peel said, “I never
knew a man to escape failures, in either body or
mind, who worked seven daja in the week.” \ ■
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