The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, April 07, 1863, Image 1

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Mmbants adverthiog by the year, three sqvares,
with liberty I* change 10 00
HroWNioual or Business Cards, not exceeding 8 lines
ruh jeiper. per year 6 00
('oiiiinuuicstiuns of a politic* character or individual
will t*«* charged according to the above rates,
i.hertiftomeots not market! with the number of inser*
desired. will be continued till forbid and charged
.’•curding to the abov,e h-rms. •
'’liuduess notices five cents per line for every: Insertion.
lines or less.
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mutuary imtice.- exceeding ten lines, fifty cun ts a square.
*. :*r.VHLlijllrfD AS A Kri£U<i£l'KUM QUACKERY
fhe Only Place Where a Core Can*
be Obtained*
DR. JOHNaON lias discovered the
most Certain, Speedy and only Effectual Remedy in
the world for ail Private Diseases. Weakness of the Back
or. Limb*. Strictures, Affections of the Kidneys and Blad
der. involuntary Discnarges, Impolency, Geucrul Debility,
Seci-amue**. Dy*pep»y, Languor, Low Spirits* Confusion
uf 11-‘UI. Palpitation *»f the ileart. Timidity,Tremblings,
of Sight or Giddiness, Disease of the Head,
In ui. Nose or 6klu, Affections of the Liver, Lungs. Htoin
v>il t> . [j ,*>l-—those Terrible disorders arising from the
H .utirv limits of Touth—those and solitary pruc
v,-o more fatal to then victims than the song of Syrens to
: V, 'Uriuurs of Ulysses, blighting their most brilliant
* n .,p.„ or anticipations, rendering marriage .Ac , impoasi
who have beomne.the victims of Solitary Vice,
i.ilt ireadful aud dastuctlvo habit which unnmil.y sweeps
■, ,ui untimely gtave thousands of Young Men of the most
, s l .*U<* i talents aud brilliant intellect, who might other
*!..» have entranced listening Senates with the thunders
or waked to ectasy the living lyre, may call
• na lull confidence.
\Urried Persons, or Young M**n cotemplatlhp marriage,
twitre of physical weakness organic debility, defor
i. . speedily cured.
H - w!i<• places himself under th* care of Dr. J. may re
h;,.uniy confide in his honor ha a gentleman, and confi
.lcjtls rdy up'm hi- skill as a physician.
l:,i a-dnt«ly Cured, nod full Vigor Restored
T .is Distressing Affection—which renders Life miserable
in; mm<i' iiiipo-Mldt—i- the penalty paid by the
. , ;u , ~f i.uprop-r indulgences. Young per*< ns are to
; . • uumit execs from not being uwaieof tin* drend
: . - >;isei|Uem:«s thet may eiiMie. Now. who that under
..i Is ihe subject win prvteml to deny that the power of
„ r* ? ati-on is lost som.-r by tho«e falling into improper
I.than by the nru lent ? Resides being deprived the
i .-iojres of healthy off.pring. the most serious and de
.l - u i-iiv- symptoms t . i.oih body and mind arise. The
M--te,u hoo'mies Deranged, ih • Physical and Mental Func
o ils Weakened. Los- of prorr.mtive Power. NVrv..u» Irri
: Dysp.'psia. Palpitutiouiof the Heart, Indigestion*
• iscitutiona! Debility, a Wasting of the Frame. Cough.
> nK-amption, Decay and Death.
i,-, u.ind -ide going from Baltimore street, a few doors
, di" ‘omer. Fail not loohs-rve name am) number
tuil-t !>'• p.iid am! contain a stamp* The Doc
ijr ■. Diploiuas hang in his office
yo Verenry or Jtuseons Drttys.
n-tuberof the Royal College of surgeons. London. Grad
e- from one of the moat eminent Colleges in the United
«• oea. and lh«« greater part of whose life has been spent in
i:i- hospitals of London. Park, Philadelphia and else
.«ii-‘ie. has effected some of the moat astonishing cures
iik: were ever known: many troubled with ringing in the
-i ll and e*rs when asleep, great nervousness, being
~ <i ned at sudden sou ids, bashfulness. with frequent
blushing, attended sometimes with derangement of mind,
cured immediatelv.
l>i .J. addresses ail those who have injured themselves
•o i uproper indulgence and solitary habit A which ruin
h <iii body mid miud. unfitting them for either business.
•pi tv. society or marriage.
I’-iKSE are some of the sad and melancholy effects pro
bi -l by early habits of youth, viz: Weakness of the
IU.A and Limbs, Fains in the Head, Dimress of Sight,
I. if Muscular Power, Palpitation of the UearL Dys*
i- ■ Nervous Irritability. Derangement of the Diges
i- iimnions. General Debility, Symptoms of Consump
! •'> £C.
M sxtallt. — The fearful effects of the mind are mnch to
•ireaded—L iss of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, De*
P-''•iiMi of spirits, Evil-Forebodings, Aversion to Society,
' i Distrust. Love of Solitude, Timiditj, are some of
'i<- -viig produced.
I i >C3,vxns of persons of all ages can now judge what is
i.. .'au«> of their declining health, losing their vigor, be*
uing weak, pale, nervous and en» -dated, having a sin*
cun'appearance about the eyes, cough and symptoms of
c .-^amption
WVj have Injured thtfiuaefv** by a certain practice in
lulled in when alone, a habit fre<pi^ntl.v.lwnwd from
-vii companihns- of At school, the effects ■ of which are
felt, even when asleep. and if not cured render
'portage Impoaible, and destroys both mind and body,
'b uild apply immediately. ... •
What a pity that a young mao. the hope m .hw country,
rh- darling of his parent-*, should be matched from all
rroipects add enjoyments of life, by tit© consequence of
d-vi itiug from the path, of nature, and Indulging in a
r rt iin secret habit. Such persons must, before content
: that a sound mind and body ihe oiost necessary
to promote connubnl happiness. Indeed, with*
out thaae, the Journey trough Ufa become* a weary pll
grimage; the prospect hourly darkens to the view; the
mind becomes vbadowfd wish desjmir and filled with the
melancholy reflection that the happiness of another be
comes blighted with oor own.
When the misguided and imprudent votary of pleasure
finds that ha has imbibed the seeds of this painftit dls*
-n»o. it too often happens that an 111-timed sense of shame.
>r dread oMUcoverjt/deters him fttm applying to tho*e
>. from education and respectability, can alone be
tri-tid him, deUylmc till the symptoms of
this horrid disease make their appearance, such as ulcer*-
UI throat; diseased nose, nocturnal pain s in the head
wl limbs, dimness of sight, deafness, nodes: on the shin
n mo* and arms, blotches on the head- Ikes and extremi
ties, progressing with frlglttful rapidity, till at last the
fuUt« of the month or the bones of the opee fall in, and
the rictim of this awful disease becomes a horrid object of
t >in'alteration, till death puts a period tohls dreadful
•offerings, by* sending him t» * k that Undiscovered Country
from whence no traveller returns.”
It is a melancholy fact that thousands fall victims to
this terrible disease, owing to thn unskillful®**®
ruit pretenders. who, by the use of that Deadly /Wws.
M.r*nry. ruin the constitution and make the residue of
’ H'-miserable. ,
* run not yoar Uvee, nr health to the care of the many
PbU.irned and Worthless Pretenders, deetltpte of knowl*
•*- Ize. name or character, wh > copy! Dr Johnston’s ndver*
HrMaents. or style themselves, in the newljpApers. regn-
Urlv K lncnted Hhcsiclans.. incapable of CurtUKt they keep
y>y trifling month after month, taking thelrffilthy and
p )if»onoiH cunpounds.'Or as long as the smallest fee Ma
hi obtained, anddn despair, leave yon with Joined health
to ■dgh over vour galling disappointment, i •
i>r J-'hn<ton is the only Physician advertising.
H»< cn-d-ntlal or diplomas always hang in his office.
Us* f>niedies or treatment are unknown to all others,
preo vrM fnm a Ilf* »p*nt In the great hoepittds of Kurope.
first in th»* country and a more extensive JVfwi/e .Prop
than any oth«*r Physician in the world.-
The m uty thousands cured at»ti*nfclbni year alter
the numerous important Snrgicpl operations
P«rformeci bv Johnston, witnessed by the reporters of the
“Sun." ••Clipper.’* and many oth»r pspcfS, noticse of
»Q!ch bare appeared again and again befcye the public,
besides his standing a* a gentlemen of character and re*
iponsibillty, is a sufficient guarantee totbaMlßteted.
>o letters received miles* post paid \nH containing a
•tamptobeatedon the reply Persuns wntjugthonld state
and send portion of advertisement describing symptoms
Persons writing shonld be particular fir greeting thsir
•tiers to his Institution, in the following; manner:
Of the Baltimore Look HotpftM, Maryland
Wat f «fcg.
How Ihy by*t lightly
OTer life’s neA;
Eyes beaming brightly
Are watebiD? fur tb«e.
Row thy boiit lightly
On with the tide;
Those that thon lotssi
Float by |by aide.
Voices of Miens
Lore thee away;
Yet, with thy lile-boat.
Mariner, sUy 1
Swift o'er the waters
Thy bari'nmres along;
Soft breezes Whisper,
And wuO thee song.
In the ether above thee
These floateth a cloud;
And.waTM.are beneath thee
That shall thee dushruod
Pleasures around thee
Beckon away.
Yet heed the warning.
Mariner, stay I
Far Id life's ocean,
Quicksands and shoal
May wreck tby frai» boat,
Aud ruiu-thyaonl,
Quick, while thou mayest.
Chouse thou thy way
Down to dieatli’a portals
up to life’s day.
If death b*:thy chwoaiog,
. On with the crowd;
Soon; its dork water* *
Sliali thee enshrvjud.
“ Life, life,” thou sayest,
Turn then thine eye
From thy temptations
■Up to the sky.
There burns a beacon
That safely Will guide;
Christ’s love is letl c thee
Whate’er may betide;
. Faith for tby pilot
) Quideth thee home ;
Spirits that watch thee
Reckon to come.
Row thy boat lightly *
Over life’s sea;
Eyes beaming brightly
Are watching for thee;
And souls qf the blessed
Shall welcome you homo.
And of the angels
Grow bright as you come.
Then for life's voyage
Blight hope Is ;
Row tby boat lightly.
Moor it in heaven.
“When did you hear from Thomas?”
A ybung lady had stopped at the door
of a small house, standing on the outskirt
of a village in Pennsylvania, and asked
this question of a woman who sat work
ing on a coarse; gamfent.
“ It’s more than two months since I’d
had a word frbtn him,” replied the woihan,
in a half-troubled, half-complaining tone.
'I hen rising, she added, “ Won’t you come
in, Miss Annie;?”
The young lady accepted the invita
tion, and as she took a proffered chair, said:
“Two months is a long time not to
have heard from your son, Mrs. Rogers.
Where is he
“The lust news I head came from Wil
liamsburg just after the battle. He sent
me three or four lines, to say that he
wasn’t hurt,”
“ And you’ve heard nothing since ?”
“Nothing Miss Annie. Hb may be
dead, or a prisoner, for all I know. Oh,
dear! dear! It’s worrying the very life
out of me.” :
When did you write to him last?”
inquired the young lady.
Mrs. Rogers moved uneasily and a
shame-flush covered her fajee, as she re
plied— :
“ 1 haven’t taken a pen in my fingers
these five years- 'Jhey’ra all cramped
with hard work, and 1 couldn’t write tit to
be seen.” j
“ A single line from your hand, Mrs.
Rogers, blotted and scrawled though it
might have bqen, would have : come to
Thomas, in his far away camp, as a
most welcome Visitor from home. Think
of his comrades getting letters by every
mail, while there came not a word or a
token for him.” .
t* Oh! but JUss Annie, I’ve sent him
two pairs of stockings knit with my own
hands; and he’s never so much as let me
know (hat he received them.”
f‘ A letter shpuld have gone with them/’
said the young lady. .“ The stockings* if
they ever reached him, were but dumb
signs; a loving sentence, even if he had
been obliged to spell it out slowly from
among ill-formed words, would have
spoken to his heart, and wanped it with
a living pleasure. Write to your sun,
Mrs. Bogers.. Nothing that you can
send him will dp Thomas half so much
good as a loiter from his mother. A
single line will be precious. Don't let
him any longer have the feeling, among
his comrades, 'ihat he alone has no one to
care for him, or send him sweet remem
brances.” N
“ I don’t believe I can write, Mias
Annie,” said Mrs. Rogers.
‘‘Try. you pen and ink?”
•‘No, Miss. As I told you just now, I
haven’t had a pen in my fingers these five
yearsand I don’t believe I could com
pose a letter, even if I had the skill to
write it out.”
“ Yon must try, Mrs. Rogers. It will
never do in the world for Thomas to go
any longer without a letter from home. —
1 have a spare ink-Btand, and will step
around for it.”
And the young lady arose, saying, as
she went out—
“ I*ll be back again in a little while,
with pen,' ink, and paper. Between us
Thomas must have a letter.”
On Annie's return with writing material,
Mrs. Rogers, still reluctant to undertake
the unaccustomed task of penning a letter,
sat down, half per force and made sundry
awkward attempts to form words and,
sentences, i y the way of practice, befoie
essaying the epistle, which her ardent
young visitor had made up her mind
should be produced and mailed .to the
absent soldier that day.
“ Very well done! Of course you can
write!” said Annie, encouragingly, as she
watched the efforts of Mi's. Rogers.—
*• Now take a sheet of paper, and just
think you are talking to him.
down what ever you will like to say, and
say just as much about home,' and what is
going on here, tha t you think would interest
him, as you can call to mind. Take your
time to it, and don’t feel hurried. I’ll come
around again in the course of an hour,
and see what you’ve done. Then we will
both go over it and all the cor
rections needed, so that you can copy it
outfairly. My word for it, there’ll be a
nice letter for Thomas, that will do his
heart good.”
In an hour Annie came back, as she
had promised. Mrs. Rogers had filled
two pages of paper with rather badly
spelled sentences ; but the, matter was all
right, as far as it went. Annie m»de all
needed corrections, and then waited until
Mrs. Rogers had copied the letter, which
she folded and directed fof her.
“Shall 1 mail it for you V'
‘* if you pli-a«e,” said Mrs. Rogers,
j And the young lady went away, taking
i the letter. Since learning that Thomas
I Rogers, whom she very well remembered,
had not once received a letter from his
mother, although he had been absent for
over a year, she had felt pity and concern
for the young man, whom she remembered
ns a little wild in his habits before he
went to the array. This had made her
the mure urgent that the mother should
do her duty. The letter was as well as
could have been expected under the cir
cumstances. Still as Annie’s thoughts
went off to the distant camp, and dwelt on
the young man's particular case, it did
not seem to her all that he needed.
“1 will write to him !” she said as the
case, continuing to dwell on her mind,
presented itself in stronger and stronger
light. “He was once, for a short time,
my scholar in Sunday-school, and that
shall be my warrant.”
So she wrote him a brief, but pointed
and earnest letter, touching his duties as
a soldier and as a man. Not in a supe
rior, lecturing tone -, but in a kind, sug
gestive way, and in language calculated
to touch his feelings and arouse his better
An officer pat in his tent, near Gaines’
Mills, Virginia, three days previous (o
the assault on the right wing of pur army
before Richmond.
“In the guard house again!” he said,
speaking to the orderly, who had just
submitted his report, There was regret,
as well as discouragement in his voice.—
“ What are we toJdb with the man ?
“ You will have to order a severer
punishment. Simple confinment in the
guard house is of no use.” f
“He has in him all the elements of a
good soldier,” remarked the officer. —
“No one goes through the manual better.
He is perfectly drilled ; is quick, steady,
and brave. At Williamsburg he fought
like a lion. I'cannot forget, that, to his
prompt courage, I owe- my life. No—no
—not severer punishment. We must
bear with him a little longer. What is
his offence now?”
“He was away at roll call; and his
report of himself is unsatisfactory. The
man is restless and brooding; and some
times so ill-natured as to make trouble
with his comrades.”
The officer sat in thought for some
time. He was about speaking, when a
sergeant came in with letters, a mail
baying been received. In running his
eyes over them, the officer noticed two
directed to Thomas Rogers, the soldier
reported the guard-house. He held
them for a moment ip his hand, and laid
them aside with his own letters.
“Let me see you in half an hour,” he said
to the orderly. “We must do something
to reform this man. There is good in
him, if we can only discover the way to
make it active.” ,
The orderly retired, and the officer be
came occupied with his letters! After
getting through with them, word was
passed to have Rogers brought before him.
{He came, under guard, but tbe guard
was dismissed, and the man was alone
[independent in everything.]
with the officer, who regarded him more
in pity than in anger. The soldier was
a young man, not over twenty years ok
age: of slender form, but compactly
built, and muscular. Even under dis
grace. there was a manly self poise about
him that did not escape the officer’s
“ Under arrest again' What have you
to say for yourself 1” The officer tried to
be .stern, and to speak with severity.
The soldier did not answer; but a
look, half-dogged, half-defiant, was visible
in his face.
“I shall have to order severe punish
There was no reply; only a slight
change in attitude and expression of coun
tenance, that indicated a bracing of mind
and nerve for more endurance-
“ When did you hear from home ?”
asked the officer, who did not remember to
havalßeen a letter addressed to Rogers un
til the receipt of that day’s mail.
Not for a long time,” was, answered,
and with apparent surprise at so unexpected
a question.
“ Here are two letters to your address.”
And the officer, who had the letters in his
hand, held them toward the soldier, who
started, with a strange look of surprise and
bewilderment, and received them with a
hand that trembled visibly.
“ Sit down and read them,” said the
officer, pointing to a camp stool. The
man sat down, showing considerable ex
citement, and after looking curiously at
the delicately written superscriptions,
opened one of the letters and glanced it
through hurriedly. The officer’s gaze was
on him, and he read in his countenance the
rapid play of various emotions. Then
he opened the second > letter, which was
read twice. As he finished it, he drew
his hand hastily across his eyes.
“ From home ?” queried the officer.
The young soldier stood up, giving the
usual sign of respect, as he answered in
the affirmative. The officer noticed that
his face was graver and paler : and that
all the late look of dogged defiance had
faded out.
“And now, Rogers, what have you to
say for yourself? ■ Will you drive us to a
severer punishment? You know fis
well as I do, that discipline must be
enforced.” There was remonstrance, not
anger, in the officer’s voice.
“ Only this,” answered the soldier,
humbly, yet in a firm voice. “I have
done wrong and am sorry. Forgive me ;
and if I break a rule of the service again,
shoot me.”
“ Spoken like a man and a soldier! I
will trust you, Rogers,” said the officer ;
and, dismissing the guard he sent him to
Two days after came the overwhel
ming assault upon our right wing, and on
the next day the terrible conflict at Gaines’
Mills. Among the coolest and bravest
in all the fierce battles that followed, - and
among the most enduring in the long
nights of retreat, was young Rogers. He
was with that body of infantry which lay
at the bottom of Malvern Hill, under our
deatbdealing batteries, the fire from which
staggered, and then drove back the rebel
masses, whose desperate courage in : that
maddest of all assaults, was worthy of a
better cause. Twice during this series’
of battles, as once at had
Rogers, risking his own life, saved that of
his captain ; and in several of the conflicts,
he had shown such coolness and courage,
that positions were saved, which but for
ihe infusijn of his spirit into his comrades
would have been lost.
One day, about three weeks after the
letters were written to Thomas Rogers,
the young lady whom we called Annie,
received a reply from the soldier, dated,
“In Camp, near Harrison’s Landing.”—
It ran thus:
“ A good angel must have put it into
your heart to send me a letter, for it came
just in time to save me. 1 was in the
guard house, for neglect of duty and 'diso
bedience of orders. I was reckless and des
perate. All my comrades were getting
letters from home —letters came to them
by every mail—-but no one wrote to me,
or seemed to care for me. So I lost
respect for myself, grew sour, unhappy,
and indifferent to duty. But yonrkind
words—your talk about the past time
when you were my teacher—your strong
>appeal to better nature—your calm,
true, sweet sentences, dear lady! stirred
my heart with’ new feelings, and filled
my eyes • with tears. I was before my
captain, in disgrace, when your letter was
placed in my hands. He waited for me
to read it; saw that I was touched, and
like a true man hs he is, forgave my of
fence. Then and there, I resolved to die
sooner than swerve-a hair’s breadth from
duty. I have been in fearful battles since,
but God has kept me from harm. . To -day.
for bravery and faithful service in ; these
battles, I have been made a second: lieu
tenant. Thanks, thanks to you, kind,
good friend! You have saved one who
came nigh being lost!”
Fair reader, is there not in some faraway
camp, a soldier ; who would be made bet
ter or happier .through a letter from your
hand? Think ! If there is, write to
him. Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers,
write often to the soldiers who have gone
out from your homes. They are in the
midst of temptations, trials, sufferings, and
privations, and your words of love, your
tenderly manifested interests, your exhor
tations to courage and duty, cannot fail to
do them good.
Swearing Alone.—A gentleman once
heard a laboring man swearing dreadfully
in the presence of companions. He told
him that it was a cowardly thing to swear
in company 'with others, when he dared
nut do it by himself. Ihe man said he
was nut afraid to swear at any time or in
any place.
“ I’ll give you ten dollars,” said the
gentleman, “if you. will go to the village
grave yard at twelve o’clock tonight, and
swear the same oaths ydu have uttered
here, when you are alone with God.”
“ Agreed”, said the man, “ it's an easy
way of earning- ten dollars.”
“ Well, you come to me to-morrow and
say you have done it, and the money is
Ihe time passed on ; midnight came.—
The man went to the graveyard. It was
a night of pitchy darkness. As he entered
the graveyard nut a sound was heard ;
all was still as death. I hen the gentle
man’s words “alone with God,” camh
over him with wonderful power. The
thought of the wickedness of what he had
been doing and what he came there to do,
darted across his mind like a flash of
lightning. He -trembled at his fully.—
Afraid to take another step, be fell upon
his knees, and instead of the dreadful
oaths be came to utter, the earnest cry
went up—“ God Be merciful to me, a
The next day he went to the gentleman
and thanked him for what he had done,
and said he had resolved not to swear
another oath, as long as he lived.
Punctuation Puzzle.— The following
paragraph, extracted from the “ Portland
1 ranscript,” is a capital illustration of the
importance of punctuation. There are
two ways of pointing it, one of which
makes the individual in question a mon
ster of wickedness, while the other con
verts him into a model Chris tain. Let
our readers exercise their ingenuity on
the problem and see whether they can dis
cover its two-fold solution;
“He is an old experienced man in vice
and wickedness he is never found opposing
the works of iniquity he takes delight in
the downfall of the neighborhood he never
rejoices in the prosperity of any of his fel
low creatures he is always ready to assist
in destroying the peace of society he takes
no pleasure in serving the Lord he is un
commonly diligent in sowing discord
among bis friends and acquaintances he
takes no pride in laboring to promote the
the cause of Christianity he has not been
negligent in endeavoring to stigmatize, all
public teachers he makes no exertions to
subdue his evil passions he strives
hard to build up Satan’s kingdom he
lends no aid to support the. gospel
ampng the heathen he contributes largely
to the evil adversary he pays no attention
to good advice he gives great heed to the
devil he will never go to Heaven he must
where he will receive the just recom
pense of Reward.”
Noble Words from Brave Mkn.—
The 21st, 33d and 85th Indiana regiments
—the first stationed at Bonnet Carrel La.,
and the second and third at Brentwood,
Tenn., have recently adopted stirring reso
lutions in regard to the “ Peace” then at
home. They denounce the majority of
the Legislature of their State, and endorse
Gov. Morton and the Administration. —
Two of-the resolutions adopted by the 21st
regiment are of special interest. They
read as follows;
“ 2. That those who say * the soldiers
will not fight for the Union, under the
emancipation proclamation/ falsely repre
sent the sentiments of the soldiery of the
State of Indiana, and that; they do here
publicly and firmly declare, that they will
fight for the Union "until it is fully re
stored, if our superiors will but lead us
on, though a hundred 'emancipation proc
lamations’ are issued, .and disloyal men
destroy our homes and make desolate our
native State.
“ 5 That if the resources of the United
States are insufficient to support its large
army and navy without pecuniary embar
rassment of the Government, we will serve
her gratis, and trust to .God, our strong
hands, and the fortunes of war, for our
food and raiment.”
qgr Wetherbee, who ‘ drives the Her
lock stage,’ is a great wag.
“ There is a young woman lying in
that ’ere bouse yonder,” said he to us, as
we were riding on the putside with him
last summer; “ there’s a young woman
been a lying them nqtur about a month,
and they haven’t burial lier yet!”
“Why not?” are innocently inquired.
“Gause she ain’t dead!” quietly re
marked Mr. and then tickled
the eat of the nigh fender slightly with
his whip. !
What is joy? The honey of existence;
really beneficial and agreeable when par
taken of in s moderation, bat highly in
jurious when used to excess, 1
Whitt is contentment ? The philosophy
of life, and the principal ingredient in (hie
cup of happiness—* commodity (hat is
undervalued in consequence ol the very
low price s it can be obtained for. I
1 What is happiness? A butterfly, that
roves from flower to flower in the vast
garden of existence, and which is eagerljy
pursued by the multitude, in the vain
hope of winning the prise i yet it con
tinually eludes their grasp. «
What is ambition ? A fierce and un
controllable steed, that bears its rider
onward in the high road to preferment;
but it ofttimes (hrowp him such a foil that
he - rarely ever recovers.
What is crime ? A wretched vaga
bond, traveling from place to place in a
fruitless endeavor to escape from justice
who is constantly engaged in hot. pursuit.
A foe to virtue and happiness,'though at
times the companion of poor innocence,
which is too often made to suffer for the
What is justice ? A pair of scales, in
which the actions of mankind are often
weighed; the true weight being some
times brought up by power and wealth,
while others that are incorrect are sub
What is idleness ? ' A public mint,
where various kinds of mischief is coined
and extensively circulated among the
most despicable of the human race.
What is fear* A frightful and dan
gerous substance to the really guilty, but
a vain and harmless shadow to the con
scientiously honest and uptight.
What is fortune 1- A capricious dame,
who often rejects those who are most
anxious to solicit her favors; whilst others
more unworthy, are the recipients of her
bounties without their solicitation.
What is fashion ? A beautiful envelope
for mortality, presenting a glittering and
polished exterior, the appearance of which
gives no certain indication of the real
value of what is contained therein.
What is wit 1 A sparkling beverage,
that is highly exhilerating and agreeable
when taken at the expense of others; but
when used at our own cost, it becomes lat
ter and unpleasant.
What is thought 1 ! A fountain from
which flows all good and evil intentions ;
a mental fluid, electrical in the force and
rapidity of its movements, silently flowing
unseen within its own secret avenues;
yet it is the controlling power of all ani
mated matter, and the chief mainspring
of all our actions
What is knowledge 1 A key that un
ravels all mysteries, and which unlocks
the entrance, and discovers new unsjeen
and untrodden paths in the hitherto {un
explored fields pf science and literature.
Mebchaht vs. Fabxbr. —A shinplas
ter story has bent localized in kioston, and
applied to a popular dry-goods dealep.-r
The story may have been in print perhaps,
but a repetition will do no harm. As the
story goes, a former purchased a few cents’
worth of goods from this merchant and
gave him a hill to make change from.
The latter returned him eighty-five cents
of his engraved promises to pay, genteelly
known as checks, but vulgarly known as
“What’s them I” inquired the farther.
“O,” said the merchant, “those are a
sort of currency we dry-goods dealers
have,” and went away to attend to
another customer. 1
'Jhe countryman went off, not exactly
satisfied, but shortly returned, and bought
almost a dollar’s worth of goods. After
having received the neatly tied up pack
age, and being fold the price, he deposited
a number of pnmpkin seeds on the counter.
“ What are those?’ inquired the as
tonished merchant.
“O,” replied the countryman, coolly,
“ them’s a sort of currency we formers
have,” and thereupon left the store.
The story has it, that the dry-goods
dealer, who appreciates -jokes, was so
amused, that he did not call his unprofit
able customer bad.
Thk Stkonq Max Brnx Strokokb-
A New York paper gives currency to
the report that Dr. Winship, dor modern
Milo, has met with serious physical ! in
jury through, his lifting experiments.—
Such, says the Boston Tnmxript, is not
the fact. He has now reached a lifting
power of over twenty-five hundred pounds.
His lifting apparatus is in bis office. Park
street, where it may be seen by the! cu
rious. It is On record that one- Richard
Joy, of Kent, England, in the year 1703,
succeeded in lii'ting a weight of twenty
two hundred pounds. Dr. W. has (sur
passed this by thrhe hundred, smd finding
his strengtlt -increasing in an undiminished
ratio, is still confident of reaching, within
a reasonable time, his .ultimatum of
thousand pounds. His motive in carrying
physical development to this extreme is
purely scientific, and he has not yeti we
believe, recommended any one to be In
this respect his imitator.
NO. 10.