The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, May 11, 1864, Image 1

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    !sbr the Unfortunate !
Ptom fcOCOB* f»R '
r to >
aiftom Barks, Bools & Leaves.
EftHfcDT, the greit Indian IMrpretic,
rtf the r«lau»orgao«, inch as locoutinu
«,tiiftam«tion of the Bladder, luflamatlon
feta* in thq Bladder, Stricture, OnteL
a»>odia .especially recommended in those
btis (or Whites in iomales) twbereall the
Belt** hare tailed.
te a highly concentrated form, the dose
foiifo two teaspoonfuU three limits per day.,
hadalternative in its action; purifying
Cawing it inflow inallof its qr»g
||ar; (husremot tag from the system all
ijfhjffa haw* Induced disease.
IOBCTIOK is intended as au ally or as-
Wakes Remedy, and should be saed in
ijthatmedictae in all cases of Gouorhssa.
WLor Whites. Us effect are healtag sooth
fctrryemorftog all scaWtag, heat, cbordee
dofihe burning and almost nneoduHble
•teiitoed with nearly all the cheap quack
lefukee Remedy and Cherokee Injection
ned at the same time—*U improper; dU
rad, «Ml,tbe weakened organ-* are speed i
get oar pampelet from any drug
rjr t qt wrfis to us aud we will maihfre*
tall treatise.
» Remedy* $2 per bottlo, or three boi-
Injection, per bottle-or three tattle.
to any add owe on reoeipt of price. :
• everywhere.,-
DR. W. R, MERWIN 4 00.,
Sole Proprietor. ■
No. 59 liberty Street, New Fork.
are |bi £permatorrhea,semioalWeakness
ton*, am! ill doeeaaes caused by self pol
ios* ofMemory, Universal
ties* o. Vision .Premature Old Age, Weak
“ in Breathing, Trembling, Wakefolhess,
face* PAle Countenance, Insanity, Con*
II the Direful Complaints caused by <b
path nf nature. .. _
isa.sftn&leAegetable extract, and one, on
r, aa lt haibeen used in our practice'for
with thousand treated, it has not felled in
ItHyCurative power* have been sufficient
rer the moat stubborn case, i .
ave trifled ‘ with tbelr constitution until
elves beyond the reach of medical aid, we
*r ftsCf the CHEROKEE CURB will re
lk a»4/f»gbr, and aiter all quack doctor*
eaters, gel a Circular from any Drug
utry* or write the Proprietors, who will
One deulrirp the same, a full treatise In
►ottle, or threr bottles for $5, and forwai
o all part* of the world,*
pectahle druggists everywhere.
DR- W. K. MERWTN k 00.;
- Sole Proprietors,
Xq.bS Liberty Street. New Ycpk,'
am* raun rna
\ *
Pc»a ViomaßU Ejtnucts, CoaiAQrt ho
nuratots io m most siucar*.
Elixir is the j-e*altof modern discoT*
le kingdom being eh entirely hew
tod Of core, of all the old;
w been uvted by the roost emlnentroed
r.'ud bjr them prononhced to be one of
it dJarorerioj of the aga.
ore General Debility. -
ieil yrterica in Pemalee.
sPalpltalion ef the heart,
tree the organs of regeneration
bottle* restores the maolinenand fall
m the apbetite.
> the womcMe* of Impotent-?.-
the low ipirited. '
s mental power*
the rose to thecheekg y
Mae to manly vigor and robust health
. worn-down and despairing devotee of
rated yoyth, the-ioragr-taaked man! ol
t of nerirStu Jepreaaioß, the indlTWnal
ml debllfty.or front areaknest of atta
int! immodiate and oermlnent relief jby
rirorfreMnoe of Lite. ■ ~ !
he or three bottle* for (S, and Ibrieai.
receipt of money, to any address. :.i
pUta ererytrhere.
. V Dr; V. E. MKRWIN t Co., \
rs. So. New York;
Obdructitmt, and (Ac Insurance of
Rmtrmct of (Ju Monthly JPeriedt.
i»i*ts those asmenna diseases that
lUrily.hy removing the Irregularity
and Ealnful Menitr*
'icknee* (Chlorosis.)
• ud Spinal Affection., pain* in the
• of tin body,B«vln'M., ratline on
Station ofthe Hurt, Eovaeaa «T SWr
-1 .attache, Qiddtoeu, etc, «tc. in *
theintgtusrity, they remove the cauae
ttlect* that spring frtga it.
pie vegetable extracts, they contain
to any cooatitbtion, However deMojlte,
i *f*W*rtNoto etrengfli for weakafpe.
1y oaod, they ne*er fadtodo. '
( (Arte sunktfo, during which tfigm
cir action would in pliably prwveat
infornutifo or ad rice will be prompt
stiy anaweroi.
*mpmr each box.
or ate bone for $6 .
K P°SW on reciept if price.
sWeprugglste - ■' ,;/
v. 'Wtf'.Wl#.lUffl*'*W, ; i
a, So. » Liberty Street, New Tor*. :
vol. 9
jL* TTINGER & TUCK, Manufacturers
La of tod Wholesale and BHail dealers In Eeady-made
Clothing, woold respectfully incite the attention of the
iiohiic tn the following facts in reference to their Stock.
l*t We manufacture our own goods. They are made
up in uor OSD Store, in Philadelphia, under our immediate
•Opt-rTislon, and we know they are well made and can be
/equal to the best,
sti’i unpcrlor to the largest quantity of Beady : made cloth
ng in the market. . „ _ .
* m ]. We buy our Cloths directly from the Importers and
Manufacturers, consequently we sate the per centage put
*m >*▼ middle men. . .^
*:jrd Wa sell our Clothing at a reasonable percentage
~V«T the coat of our Cloths,Thereby wring the .purchasers
,if Clothing the percentage which must be added by those
who buy from second hands to sell again. We retail our
Clothing at the »ab)(* price which other merchants pay
(or theirs at wholesale, consequently thoso who buy from
ofe ¥*l their g;*xls it the same price which other Clothiers
fM.v for their* in the city, thereby wring said Clothiers’
pin ceutage.
’ Wo have branch Stores in
«li.«re goods may be bad at the i-ame figures at which we
,*il Uiew here in the city. person ha* been told, or imagines, that Tucks
atore. in Altoona. »**• played out/’ let such person drop
into his establishment, oo Main Street, andexamine bis
ghods and price?,
: Wholesale Huq*e, No. 702 Market Street, Philadelphia.
■ d*t. 2, mi.- tf
new goods.
undersigned would respectfully in
■l fomi the citizens of Altuuua and surrounding conn*
ity . that he ha* just returned from the Eastj where he ha*
tienn selecting.his stock of •
which, for quality and price, cannot be burpassetd in
itiis neck of country. Hie stock is much larger than
heretofore, and as it is quite an object, in these exciting
Wsir times, for every one to purchase where they can get
Tlip Bent Goods and at the Lowest Prices,
Its would say that he can and will sell as low. if m*t a
little lower than any other house in this place. He wishes
«i< to call and see his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
a« he feel* confident he can offer inducement* which will
defy competition. Hi* stock consist* of
LADIES’ DRESS GOODS of.every description,
MEN’S Half hose
: Hr will sell Luike* Sewed, Heeled Bootees at slJjO@l.7s
Kip Pegged.......i I^7@lAo
Ajwn*« Boots, *J.T5t©3,5O
Widte and Brown Sugat, Rio Coffeee, Syrups, Teas, Ac.‘
•»<i verythiug usually kept in a Dry Goods Store,
;; a cheap a* the cheapest. J. A. SPBANKLE.
\lt«*ona, Oct. 7,1803.
O' 1 . K. H. RKIGA-RT would respect
fully umiunnee to the citizen* of Altoona and sur
iviuuding country, that he hupa recently purchased the
Drug Store of Berlin A Co., oil Vitginia Street, opposite
Hardware Store.
His Drugs are Fresh and Pure.
•aiPi he hopes by strict attention to baniness. to merit a
•liar- of public patronage.
Pali and examine bis stock. He has constantly on
a i.o '.rry article mi tally kept in a First-dam Dritff Store
for medicinal use.
accurately compounded, at all hours of the day or nigiit.
AI loom. Sept. go. 18»3.
SPECTPULLY ANNOUNCE to the public that she
h»* added tc her stock of
BLEACHED MUSLINS from 23 to 46 cents uer yard
YELLOW - •• 21 035 • •• ••
CALICO “ 16 to 25
DELAINES 30*o 36 -
Ai»d all other articles iti proportion.
I hare also a fall assortment of GLOVES, HOSIERY,
COLLARS, and NOTIONS generally.
My stock of Millinery Goods embraces everything in
that line usually kept In the country.
Ihave marked my goods down to the lowest figure FOR
UAail. Believing that my goods and prices will prove
•ansfoctory, I invite a«all from the public.
hkbkcca McClelland.
Ih-c. 2M, 1863-ly.
1864. SPRING 1864.
C IRC U I.A 11.
f take pleasure in issuing this my Sprint
iiulvcrtlnemenl, through whichl would inform mi friends
v^, p “? lic f e »efally that I hare just returned from
the bast when 1 have purchased a fresh Stock of
hats and caps
ooi‘teift c‘, u .t:r ■*“ iuy ’ coinr >nd price c“n
-;;l hare oho bought an immenw stock of
the majority of which arc city make and will be miaran
tecd. My asaortnient of Ladies’ and Childrens' Shoes ia
complete, all of which, 1 am now offering rt? nmdTJ
T*nce on wholesale prices. ■ 1
.rtMti™ b^’!Si be 5 r “ tly b * n< ' fit,,d by «W»« this their
S™Tr™n^c.“ rel,in ‘ ,M my rtock - 1 **' «“«-
JAMES S. MANN, Main street,
Altoona, p».
Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Pipes, &c., &c.,
d»*u xirnt. Altoona. l‘a.
* general assortment
of Good* in hia line constantly on band at the lowest
cash prices. [Peb.7,1863
jjTk on tha PfonoFort* and Metodeon, by Mias \|l.
dHQJSMAKEH. TxftMS, |lO per quarter, charge for
the use of the Instruments Residence on
Wyt Aitqona. TJan.l6, IB&tMt
jOL Gent’s Model Improved SHlRTS—Cassimerc and
Moalia Shirta—fln* ami coarse—white and colored—at .
. ■. : LAPaamys.
of these delicious crackers jtost received
snAfcrsaie by ; . MtTCHBt
- .*» ww 1 m * 1 - 1 ■t , ”
> 4itOJUJtH* '.•> ' “ •H' D£ffiV>
i Her aun.m, (payable invariably in
j AH p«perf diioontjnued at the expiration of the time
i paid tw.
i waMH of isnuunt •
1 iuertioD Sdo. 8 do.
ifaatliawi>cJ«i..-m •*-©<
N::;;;;;:;;; >« «£
l lhroe ■■ ’.(84 > T. -....1 60 2.00 2 60
j o»er,ouao iw«k« and lew than tliroo iboh»Jm,-26 ijenu
! 6 month.. -I***.
j Six lhJMiOc.ha*. •■••••*1*9 • «« •*S«®
| Oue juiuare s.. •• W * o 0 • w
I ■ < 4 00 6 00 10 00
ihree ’ —■ 6 00 8 00 12 00
Fom 6 00 10 00 14 00
Half » column...—..'. - 1° 00 14 00 • 20 00
0nec01umn!?.....i..-,.- i M 00 . 25 00 40 00
AUmiaUU*tow lM»d>|Cxeci»tow Jiotices • 1 <b
'Merchants the year, three square*
interml. will b* ebargwl ndtording to th* »hw »*«■ .
AdTertiwmente not marked With the nmnhor of inser
tion, rtenirod, will boam tinned tUlfortud and charged
according to the above term*.
Busin... Dedewlte cent, per line for every insertion.
Obitaa/yuoHc*. exceeding ten line., fifty cent, a square
From the Atlantic Monthly for May.
Oh. did yon Me liim. In the street, dressed up in army.
blue, •'
When drum* aud trumpet* into town tbelr storm of music
thxow, —
A louder tune than all the wind* could muster in the
The. rebel wimte tbat tried so hard onr flag in strip* to
tear i
you d.ln’t mind him » Oil, you looked beyond him, then
perhaps, .
To »ee the mounted officer* rigged out with trooper-caps
And shiny clothe*, and sashes red, and epaulets and all; —
It wasn’t for sucb thing* a* these he heard hi* country
call. •
She asked for men; and up he spoke, my liandsome hearty
•‘l’ll die for the dear old Union,if she’ll take me as I am.”
And if a better man than he there’s mother that can
From Maine to Minnesota, then let the nation knew.
You would not pick h|m from the m.t by eagle* or by
By straps upon bis coat sleers, or gold o. silver bars;
Nor a corporal’* strip of worsted; bat there’s something
And something In hi* even step, a-marchlnp tn hta place
That couldn’t be improved by all the badges In the land:
A patriot, and a gdpd .strong man; are general* much
more grand ?
We rest bur pride outlmt big hpait; wrapped.up in army-
The girl he loves, Mmrasxt, andJl, who love him, too.
He never shirked a Ijattle jet, though frightful risk lie’s
Since treason flooded Baltimore, the spring-of sixtj-ooe.
Through bloodand storm he’s held out firm, nur frettep
once, my SAM.
At swamps of Cbiokahominy, or fields of Antietam:
Though many a thus, be'stolxl us, when ha saw them lying
The boys that cam* from Newburyport, and,Lynn and
Marblehead, ;
Stretch put upon the! trampled turf, and we-ept on by the
It seemed to him the,Commonwealth had drained her life
blood dry.
“ But then.” he said; the more’s the need the country
has of me;
To live and fight the war all through, what glory it would
The rebel oalls don’thit me, and mother, if they should,
You’ll know I r ve fallen in the place where I have always
lie’s taken opt his furleugh, and short enough it seemeji
I often tell Mbhitabbl heTV think be only dreamed
Of walking with her nights so bright you could’nt see a
And nearing the swift tide come in across the harbor-bar*
The fttnrsthat shine above the stripes.they light him south
ward now:
Ihe tide of war has iwept him bacx ; ha’s made a solemn
To build himself no home-nest till his counwy’s work is
God bless the row, apd speed the work, my patriotic son
And yet it is a pretty-place, where bis now bouse might be
An orchard road, that leads your eyes straight out upon
The boy not work his father’s faim! it seems almost a
But any selfish plan for him he'd never let me name.
He's re-enlisted for fhe war, for victory or for death;
A soldier’s grave, perhaps,—the thought has halfway stop
ped my breath,
And driven a -cloud Across the sun;—my boy, it will not
The war will soon be over; home again you’ll come to me
He’s re-enlisted; nnd;l smiled to see him going* too;
Theee’s nothing that becomes him half so well as; army
Only a private in theranks; but sure I am indeed*
If all the privates were like him, they'd scarcely Captains
And I and Massachusetts share the,honor of his birth.
The grand old State.U tome; the beat in all the peopled
I cannot hold a mnaket, but I have a son who can; •
Ami 1 am proud for : freedom s sake to be the mother of a
man! i
For the Altoona Tribvne. ;
Prophetic Deecription. of America
™, . , ■ Continued.
The land of restoration was to be a country of
broad rivers and; beautiful streams. *‘Bntthejre
the glorious Lord <■will be unto us a place of broad
rivers and streams, wherein shall go no galley with
oars,' neither shall gallant ships pass therebv,” Is*.
ixxm;2l. Tbis can never be applied to the land
of Judea, with 4 ita solltarj- river and few minor riv
ulets. The sqblime description of the prophet can
only be applied to America with her hundred broad
riversand her thousand navigable streams.
“ Wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither
shall .gallant ship pass thereby.’’ A galley with
oars, or a Government cutter sent out with a na
tional ship, from a Superior power, for the purpose of
collecting revenue, has never been allowed to enter
pur ports or sail upon onrrivere. Weare independent
of al| the nations of the earth, owing no allegiance
but to: heaven, and owning no sovereign but God.
The land of restoration was to be bom in a dav,
“ Shall the earth be mode to bring forth in one
day, or shall a nation be boni at (mce, for as soon
as Zion travailed she brought forth her children."
Isa. pxvitß.
The an pals of the world can produce no greater
human event chan the birth, of 'the American na
tionality. Although kingdoms and empires have
been established they were for the benefit of mon
archy, without regard to the interests and welfare
of the people. Hut the American nationality was
founded by the people themselves, and is the only
true government among all (he nations of the earth.
That as a free and independant nation site was
bom in a day, the people of the whole country an
nually attestin' celebrating her illustrious birth.
“ For as soon as Zion travailed site brought forth
her children.'' That these United States are the
children of our holy and liberal religion no candid
Christian will deny. For Zion, the pure Cbureh
of Christ, that lias everywhere curried civilization
and happiness to itli who receive and obey her re
quirements, was here embraced and nobly sustained
both by oxampel and statute. And our fathers,
appealing through tier to the Sovereign of the Uni
verse for aid and ) rotcction in founding a nation
of freemen, was heard and answered, until the Uni
ted States of America was established, and the
great model Nation of the world inaugurated, \
The government of the restored Israel was to he
a republic. “ And their nobles shall be of them
selves, and their governor shall proceed from the
midst of them.” Jtn. xxx:2l. “ I will restore
thy judges asut the first, and thy counsellors as
at the beginning.” Isa. i:2G. “Tlte people shall
be gathered together and appoint unto themselves
one head.” Hosua . “ And their nobles shall be
of themselves.” That is every citizen shall be his
own sovereign, and no royal blood or titled rank
shall be known. All are equal in natural rights,
and no distinction save that of character and ac
quirements shall ever he allowed.
“ I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy
counsellors as at the beginning.” The first Israel,
from Moses to ‘ Samuel, compared with I lie most
liberal governments of the world, was a golden age.
For three hundred years the Jew was free in the
highest sense of liberty. And this promise of res
toration has been clearly fulfilled in the rise and
progress of the American Republic. Like the peo
ple of the first Israel in the days of -their Republican
government, they enjoy all the blessings that na
ture, Providence and Religion can lavish upon
“The people shalUbc gathered together aud ap
point unto themselves one head.” Here tve have
a grand description of how an independent people,
in a free government, shall choose their chief ru
lers. “They shall gather themselves together, "
that is at their elective boards, and appoint, by
their free suffrage, their chief magistrate or head
administrator of the laws of tlie republic, as well
as the other officers of the government, in tlie same
manner and form.
iXhe people of the land of the promised restora
tion were to be of jiolile and peapeful character,
and of plain and uniform language, easily under
stood, “ Thou shaft not see a fierce people, of a
deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stam
mering tongue thou canst not understand." Re
fined manners, polite bearing, and gentle deport
ment are everywhere displayed in the American
character, and as a kind, generous and hospitable
people, they have np equal among the nations of
the earth. Their ears and hands are ever open to
the cry of suffering humanity, the hearts of the
people beat .responsive to the tears and trials of all
the stricken children of mankind.
The simple, plain and uniform language of the
people is a striking characteristic of the American
republic. Although the living tide of mankind are
pouring into our country from .all the ballons of
the world, yet the true Anglo-Saxon is growing
more pure, and has become so completely Ameri
canized that it is not only the language of every
portion of our vast domain, bnt it has become the
standard of the English language throughout the
earth,-and is destined to become-the prevailing
tongue of onr ransomed race.
The sons of those who afflicted the land of resto
ration in its infancv, were to come and make it
their home. “ The sons also of them that afflicted
thee, shall come bending unto thee, and all they
that despise thee shall bow themselves down at the
sotesof thy feet,” Isa. lx: 14. The sons of the
people who invaded our soil, burned our towns and
bireff the savages to destroy the homes and lives
of oar ancestors, have come to our country, ack
nowledged onr laws, and 'become citizens of the
republic their fathers shed their blood to overthrow.
The sons of the very soldiers who slaughtered
our citizens,, and afflicted us wrhh the calamity of
war, come bending to our statutes and free institu
tions, meekly asking to become citizens of the laud,
their ancestors despised.
i The trne Church of Gospel liberty was to be es
tablished and exalted until the nations shall flow
into it, “ And it shall come to pass in the last
days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall
be established in the lop of the mountains, and
shall'be exalted above the and all nations
shall flow into it,” Isa. a:2, “And it shall come
.to pass in the last days," chat is, in the last days of
the fourth great monarchy. Not in the last days
fif time, but in the last dats of tyranny and oppres
[independent in everything.]
■“ That the mountain of the Lord’s bouse shall
lie established in the top ol the mountains,” or the
lagper of a right government, in which the. Lord’s
house, or the Church of Chiist will be established,
is to be set up in the top of the mountain, that is
on the kingdoms and empires of the subdued mon
archies that have fallen before- the march of civil
and religions freedom-
“ And shall be exalted above the hills," that is,
the mountains of the Lord’s house, or the great
national power of the American Israel, shall rise
above the nations, and lie eyalted above the hills
and mountains of the opposing |iolitiral powers and
governments of the world, until, like the -sun in
noon-tide splendor, she shall throw the beams of
her glory and freedom on all the landscapes of the
And all nations shall How unto it.” Already
the world of nations have been stirred with an im
pulse that has poured their thousands on onr shores,
and every day increases the living stream that
sweeps its myriads to America From every quar
ter of the,globe the kingdoms roll their human tide
of life and treasure on, until onr continent is fast
becoming the home of nations and the liberator of
tlie world.
Here, in this promised land of freedom* where
civil and religious liberty guarantees to men all the
rights for whtclf they were created, the great and
good of all nations are taking up their abode. From
Asia's Oriental realms, from Unrope's fruitful lands,
from Afric's burning wastes, and from the islands
of the sea the varied children of our race are col
lecting, in one great brotherhood, the long dismem
bered family of man, that they may he again united,
and restored 10 their Edeu state of primitive glory.
Thus have I noticed a few of the many prophetic
declarations in relation to the great nationality of
the United States of America, the fifth kingdom,
and the restored Israel of God. And may the
King of Kings, the only acknowledged Sovereign of
onr illustrious government, ever aid and assist us
as a people, not only to appreciate the glory of our’, hut the happy destiny of every citi
zen who obeys the commands of our holy and su
preme Sovereign.
CorrpftpomJpnce ofthe'Pittaburgh Commercial
For a long period, Pork has constituted the chief
article of food of a large proportion of our popula
tion, both in and Out of the cities, daring the grea
ter portion of the year. The simple process of
curing, the convenience of its culinary preparation,
its moderate price and other causes, have com
bined to produce this effeej. It is even held as an
article of luxury by many, is highly esteemed by
consumers, when formed by the ingenuity of the
cook, into tempting made dishes, and frequently
used for the peculiar flavor it imparts to other
substances, prominent among which we might
enumerate spek en appettjes and sauerkraut , both of
which arc not unknown in this community. It
is not to be presumed these are regarded as gas
tronomic refinemeats, but being in daily use, it is
well not to slight them. Not claiming any rela
tionship or attachment to the “peculiar people”
who religiously abstain from the flesh of tile hog,
we have become convinced, from long and patient
study, that its consumption is detrimental to public
health. This may bo startling to many, who
have freely partaken of this viand, under various
forms, lor yegrs, without perceiving therefrom auy
bad result, and who would hasten to give their ex
[lerience of its iunoctuons character, hut a closer
examination of the subject, will not allow them
to remain longer in this blissful ignorance.
There is something striking in the contempla
tion of the Levitical law, when viewed by the
light which science has, within a few years, brought
to bear upon the interpretation of the clause, re
lating to the express prohibition of the flesh of
swine, as an article of diet: Of their flesh shall
ye not eat and their carcass shall ye not touch ;
they are .unclean to you.” The direction may
possibly bejield as mere coincidence, but a great
objection to tliis kind of animal food can now be
ocularly and plainly demonstrated to exist, at the
present day, and we should be doing well by liv
ing, in strict adherence to this tenet of Mosaic
Of the animals, in ordinary use, which arc kil
led for subsistauce of man, none can be found so
subject to disease, as the oue under consideration.
It would be of no advantage to enlarge on the
causes which conspire to create this unfortunate
condition, for it is only necssaty to recall the fact
that a disgusting place, a sink of filth is the abode
of an animal, whose flesh, when properly prepared,
is destined at some future day to, refresh the palate
of persons who in other, respects are quite fastidious.
It is well known to, those who visit the sham
bles in out midst, that a great number of diseased
hogs are slaughtered for the market, and many
contend, all beyond six months of age are more
or less diseased. Of the parts affected, the most
constant is the liver. The simplest action of the
mind will enable any one to understand, that the
use of such degenerate food cannot be harmless
to those who eat it.
Of the maladies to which mankind is subject,
at least three of the most loathsome, are without
doubt communicated: from the hog— tapeworm,
hydatids and trichina spiralis. We shall confine
our remarks to the latter, on account of the gn>at
interest which has been shown, and the increas
ing desire for information on a subject of such
wonderful character, that has been to us one of
attractive, study for some years past.
, The practical advantages of a profound knowl
edge of natural history are just beginning to be
fully recognized, and the large part which para
sites [lerform in the destruction of the hnman frame
has onely, within a short time, been successfully
investigated.- To know the origin Of a disease,
it atonee puts it in the power of one thus informed
to avoiddt.
The study of parasites in general, and those
which infest the human Body in particular has
lately engaged the attention of learned entemolo
gisjs, both at home and abroad, not’ only for scien
tific inquiry into their origin and development,
but for the laudable purpose of discovering the
diseases, caused by their presence in the human
system, and finding a remedy for those unpleasant
and dangerous disorders. Looking at the speci
mens of Trichina Spiralis before us, divested of
their envelopes, disporting so lively, and display
ing at each gyration, their fine markings and re
ally bcantifui lines, it is scarcely conceivable that
such minute atoms should, in any manner, be
injurious to health.
l,t seems scarcely worth while to speak of these
things in a city, wallowing filth, whose police, sd
far as sanitary regulations and personal comfort
are concerned, might ns well be hurled forty feet
under ground; but the ill healthand mortality of
the winter just ended will not soon be forgotten,
yet few will reflect on tho^cause.■ I
Tlie Trichina Spiralis was discovered, in the
muscles of a man, who had died of cancer, lit
Mr. Hilton, of London, in the year 1862, ana
describe by him soon after. Hie is entitled tjo
much credit for this discovery, which has become
of vital interest and yielded such lasting benefit.
Great is the faculty of apprehension—-a thousand
facts pass daily under the very nose of men whose
minds are equally susceptible of the highest ap
preciation of an idea* when fully presented, yet
lacking tills admirable quality, they fail to recog
nize a novelty and thus are lost many opportuni
ties for the extension of knowledge.
This extraordinary parasite was regarded for
several years, as an entozoon, imperfectly organi
zed; undergoing evolution and was afterwards
shown to he the perfect animal after having passed
through i:s transitions, to find- a destination and
resting place in the muscles, bat no suspicion or
suggestion was offered, for its being a not uncom
mon cause of human disease. Great pains have
been taken to record its natural history, by Profes
sors Owens, Virchow, Lerckart, Welcker, Luscbka,
Drs. Roehler, Koenigsdoerffer, Farre, Bristowe,
Mr. Rainey, and many others-
When observed in the muscles, or, in other
words, its advanced condition, the Trichina , is a
worm invested in a calcareous sac of ovoid form,
of the size of a hair, curved spuMty on itself, al
most transparent, varying in size from the 50th to
the 1-35 part of aninch in length, and when be
held by a microscope of good power, its outline can
he distinctly traced. The question presents itself,
how do these worms find their way into'theirmus
cular habitat ? This mystery was solved by Prof.
Herhst, in feeding with flesh swarming with them,
warm-blooded animals which he killed a
few days after ; and on examination of the victims,
it was found these dormant worms had brought
forth an enormous progency that completely stud
ded- the stomach and bowels. Professor Lcuckart
killed a dog, which bad been allowed to cat meat
impregnated with abundance of Trichina, and
found the intestines highly inflamed by their con
tact, and was able to trace their course almost di
rectly from the bowels to the muscles. Each fe
male can produce in a few days, from GO to 100
eggs, which are rapidly changed into active and
destructive beings, so that a simple multiplication
will show what an innumerable family is suddenly
Soon after the Trichinae are taken into the stom
ach the calcareous cryst is dissolved, they are set
free, rapidly increase in size and activity, and when
they have generated an enormous number of youug,
which are soon ready to migrate to the muscles,
they lapse into speedy decay, having fnlfiled their
No instance of any effect upon the human sys
tem caused by this curious being was recognized
till 1860, when a girl, a servant in a batcher’s
family, died at the Dresden Stadt Hospital under
the care of Prof. Zenker, having suffered from vio
lent pains in' the muscles, especially of the arms
and legs, whose body, on examination, was found
to contain an immense numberof these worms.
A few days before she took sick, the batcher, with
whom she lived had killed a pig, whose meat made
inn* bams and sausages, when examined by the
microscope showed, an abundance of Trichinte.—
The butcher himself had been ill in nearly the
same way for three weeks, and was for a time
partly peryalized.
A groat many instances of this mysterious poi
soning have occnred within a few years, one of
which took place in New York, in February last,
when a whole family, one member of which died,
by eating a hamwliieh was found Si
ted with Trichime. We transfer one of. the most
striking and interesting of these cases that took
place at a festival, at which over one hundred per
sons sat down to an excellent dinner, at Hettstadt,
in upper Saxony.
‘■Of these one hundred and three persons, most
ly men in the prime of life, over fifty are now in
their graves ; the majority of the survivors linger
with a fearful malady ; anti few only remain un
scathed among the living in hourly fear of an at
tack of the disease which has' carried away nearly
all of their fellow-diners of that hapless day.
' ‘‘For: the. festival it was previously arranged,
that the third; course should consist of BotUvttrsl
tmd Gacuese, -and the hotel keeper gave the nec
cessary directions to have the former article prop
erly smoked. The butcher, on his part, went ex
pressly to neighboring proprietor, and bought ione
of two pigs from the steward, who had been cdm~
missioned with the-transactioni by his master. ; It
appears, however, that the steward, unfortunately
sold the pig which the master had not intended to
sell, os he had not been snfficiently fat, or tyeil con
ditioned. Thus the wrong pijj wss sold, carried
on a harrow to the hntcher, killed and worked dp
into sausages. The sausages were duly smoked
and delivered’ at the hotel. The; wdreftiedand
served np to tbegoesteat thedinnet table.
“On the day after the festival, seven! persons
who had participated in the dinner were attached
with irritation of the intestines, loss of appetite,
great prostration, and fever. Tbs number of per
sons rapidly increased; and a great alarm was ex
cited in the first instance by the apprehension of
an impending epidemic of typhus fever, with which
the symtoms observed showed great similarity.—
Some unknown poison was soon assumed to be at
the bottom of the outbreak '; and an active inquiry
into all the circumstances of the dinner was insti
tuted. Every article of food and material was
subjected to a. most rigid examination, without
■ any result in the first instance. But when the
symtoms in some of the cases invaded the muscles
of the leg, particularly the calves of some of the
sufferers, the description which Zenker bad given
of a case of fetal trichinoua disease was remember
ed. The remnants of .sausage >nd of pork .em
ployed in its manufacture wore examined with .the
microscope, and found to be literally swarming
with encapsulated trichina. From the suffering
muscles of several of the victims smalt pieces were
excised, and found charged with embryonic trich
ina in all stages of development. It could not be
any longer/-that as many of, the one hun
dred and three as hml partaken of the Rostewom
had been infected with trifehindos disease by eating
of trichinoos pork, the parasite of which had, at
least in part, escaped the effects of smoking and
frying. •
“If it be remembered that one ounce of meat
filled with trichina; may form the .stock, from
which, in a few days, three millions of worms may
be bred, and that these worms will destroy in the,
course of a few weeks, not less than two millions ot
striated muscular fibres, an idea of the extent of
destruction produced by these parasites, can be
formed. No case in which triehiniasis, after having
declared itself, became arrested. All persons af
fected, have either died, or are in a state of pros
tration, that their death is very probable.
“ Most educated people in Germany have, in
consequence of the Hettstadt tragedy, adopted the
law of Moses, and avoid pork in any form. To
some of the large pig-breeders in Westphalia, who
keep as many as two thousand pigs, the sinking of
the price of pork has been a ruinous—at least, a
sirious—loss. In the dining rooms of the hotels
in the neighborhood of Hettstadt, notices are hong
up, announcing that pork will not be served in any
form, in these .establishments. To counteract this
panic, the fanner’s club of the Hettstadt. district
gave a dinner, at which no other meat bat pork, was
eaten. But it has had no appreciable efiect. The
raw ham and sausages of Germany are doomed 1 to
To many the above will recall the affair of a bite
magnitude and strikingly similar character, which
occurred at the National Hotel, in Washington,
whereby a great number of persons lost their lives
or were rendered miserable invalids for their te
maining existence.
The appearance of the diseased flesh differs only
from being paler than the sound and healthy Arti
cle. No process to which meat, once infected, can be
subjected, will render it a safe filed, but hot strok
ing, for several days, has been most anccessftd; ;
For the evils, as in all others, remedies Are, offer
ed on all sides,bnt as yet have not resulted in' ben
efit. It has been gravely suggested to ’submit ins
pected meet to microscopic test to escape thiftptuta
sitic enemy. We can conceive of nothing more
ludicrous than the practical operation of this plan;
and we have only to imagine a well fed man at a
hotel table, seated before a convenient length of
leberwnrst, inspecting the same with an elegant
Codington lens, to have presented the drolleMpic
ture of this century.
The consumer of pork has no assurance' What
ever, that bis butcher may not, on some indtlfess
day, “ take the wrong'pig by the tail,” have it
slaughtered and sold, spreading disease,in ail di
rections. It wi)l be a graihof comfort to many
who, at this suggestion, review their porcine in
dulgences, to know that a careful examination of
meat furnished ,for use at many different places in
this city, showed a large • majority of the speci
mens to be of good quality and condition.' There
is but one means of remaining perfectly free from
trichinous disease to avoid the use of pork in every
shape and form. .
The symptoms of this disease are, pf course,
extremely varied, in different cases, as can be
readily supposed from the difference of manner'in
which the poisoned material is presented, some
times in limited quantity, when' the disorder is of
a slow, steady and comparatively mild character,
with tardy recovery, while in others, - when the
ingested food has been a mass of life, too ininhte
for the human eye to detect, The attack is violent,
the prostration profound, and death occurs rapidly.
There is, in cases of Trichinoua-d**6aseTt>-«triking
a resemblance to the fami-etfiJemic knownashpot
ted fever, that we cannOt close this article withoht
referring those in whose district that fearful malaA
dy may be found, to this great similarity, worthy \
of theh consideration. , X.
A Short Connubial lecture.
Scolding? l am not scolding 1 I never do Bash -
er! If I express my mind about anything, you
to talk abont “curtain lectures*’ and all that
kind of vulgar staff. Men have fairjy.yorn Op:
(heir own tongue's talking abont woman's tongues,
yet I’ve got to live to see the day when a man admi
red a quiet woman. Yon always see tbemrnnmng
after the silliest chatterboxes. The faster they can
talk and the mote foolish things they can say, the
better they like ’pm—provided always it ain’t their
own wife! It’s only last night/ at Sire. Yellow
Dock’s,' you was perfectly ' jnfatuatcd with that
Sirs. Giggle that we women despise, I had. fo
laugh in my sleeve, to see how yon'stuck by her
side the whole evening. Jealous ? ISIOt a bit of
i it.. hie and Grimaceiwere watching yppand en
f joying ourselves very much.’ Grimace fold ine it
| Was surprising to see a man with wife-as
| you had, interested in that silly littlp widow. .You
I were charmed with her good nature ? I presume
j so. - You’d ralher have sofftebody with an eWrtlal
| smile on tjieiriace, thapip fiear the Jjungs
j said in a cutting way.'. The fact is. Basher, ybnre
JemalO Sex; • they can pul the
| wood 9per yopreyra without the leteff dj^cully.—.
Yon presume l am as well aware of that weakness
jas any One? Oh, how/don’tbegttttng aoithalrp
! —it ain!t of you! me pjoney
: I asked for,' that’s all T want of you, Of crane
tit’s all 1 ever want ofyou. Men , were made to
I earn money, and women to spend it: that’s what’s
MftlfcaMwr.' -’’ v'' 1 ' ; ,v * •
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