The Lebanon advertiser. (Lebanon, Pa.) 1849-1901, September 16, 1857, Image 1

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Paritts J. Seltzer,
nVFIOIi, in Cumberland Street, nearly opposite
vV Drum's Ilotol, Lebanon, Pa. Aug. 26,'37.
LIETI ariEitur,
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IXTILL attend 0..1111 his of business; also,
V V all other legal and professional business en
trusted to him will be promptly attended to.
Ot`foten—F-_ln Ouinberland street, second door
east frontrAlarket at. [Lebanon, July 22,'57.
fiFFIcE in Cumberland street : opposite the
AJ "Eagle Motel," Lebanon, Pa.
ftEmovA L.
J)11. WM. M. GUILFORD has removed his Of
fice to bis new residence on Market Street, a
few doors North of Ratter .t; Ores' Store, and be
tween it and the New Lutheran church.
Lebanon, Dec. 10, 1856.-tf.
Don't forget to Call at
TKINS & MnADAM'S r an examine their
stock of Boots, Shoes - , Trunks, Traveling
Revolvers, Pistols, Pocket-Knives.
A BEALIT,IFITL assortment. and Cheap, nt
,German Smoking Tobacco,
1)0116ELAIN and Clay... Pipes, Cigar-tubes, at
wag. 19,'57. REIZENSTEIN BP.O.
Gum•Elostie Belts.
DATENT-Leather. and Gum-Biastie Bults for
1 Ladies & Children; also belt-chaps very low, at
nug. 111,'57. ItEIZENSTEIN & BRO.
Pocketbooks, Portmonnaies,
AND PURSES••••• 11 large variety of Buckskin
Purses, Pocketbooks .4 Portrounnoles, et as
toniAing low prices ht
nlIz• 19,'57, _ • REIZENSTEIN k BRA
Flutinas, Arcordeons, Violins,
BANJOS, Guitars, Harmonika:l, Fifes, Guitar
and Violin Strings, at
atig. Hi, '5l. Cheap Jewelry k. Variety Store.
Watches and Jewelry.
JUST received, a largo assortment of Watches
and Jewelry of the latest styles, Cameo Breast
pins, Finger-rings, Ear-dwips, Gentlemen's Breast
pins and Studs; for sato cheap at
mtg. 111, '57. Opposite the Court ileum
For Sale.
ASooond-hand Stefan ENGINE , ID horse pow
or. It is to bo sold to inake , .room fur ono of a
lorgor size. Apply to
Lobanon, Joly 1, 1957.
tDES, Whitefish, Mackerel, Herring., Cheese,
Vinegar, , Tobaeee, Seg,nrs . , Fleur, Feeding, &o.
for sale by J. C. HEISNER.
Lebanon, July 30,1850.
Leathei? l ,Leather, Leather!
HENRY IV, 0 VERNA N, Importer 0 - French
Calf Skins, and general. Leather Mettler, O.
South 3d atreet,
A general ossertnient of all kinds of leatlier,
Naroecos, Rod OalCSolo"..Laather.'
Feb. 25,1,1857.-Iy.
To Persons about to Tilsit
, ' Market street, below Uth street. Eve
ry attention given, with n desire to
11 . please. Boarding $1 per Day. ,
July I'ropriotor.
1.0 wanted immediately at the Steam Planing
Wills of the undersigned, in this borough. None
tut the best of bands required, to whom . liberal
wages will be given. Apply to
Lebanon, Feb. 18, 1857.—tf.
ilankees Hill. Sand.
Avery superior SAND for Building awl other
purposes, is offered for sale by the undersign
ed, in Swatara township, at Bunker's Hill. It is
sold at reasonable prices and delivered by the un
glersigned personally. Sand hauled and delivered
by other persons is not the genuine article.
April 22, 1857.—tf. J. C. COOPER.
WOOd Wtiod
TIIE undersigned, residing In North Lobnrion
Borough, offers for sale cheap, .
GOO or 700 Cords
(estimated) good Wood. It may be seen at "Fin
nizan's dam,' on the Union Canal, near Jones-I
town. [may 27, '57..DAV1D DOTER.
DALY do 'WILLIAMS would respectfully in
-Ur form the citizens os Lebanon that they have
opened a first class SHAVING AND HAIR
DRESSING SALOON, in Market street, opposite
the Lebanon Bank. They would solicit a'share
of the public patronage,
Lebanon, May 20, 1857.—tf.
Bricklitydr And JobbeV l
Union Deposit, Dauphin county, Penn' a.
LAM prepared, at all times, to put up Brick
Work, in all its branches, and on the. shortest
Inn - walls, Bailee,. Roexths, and all work connect
ed with a Furnace done. :,0a3 . -A gang of Stone
Masons always ready to put down foundations,
and do stone work of every description.
July 1, 1857,—tf. P. G. WIKEL.
j„: ACKER.,
in Cumberland street, next door to Dr
Oct. 22, '56.
- • CLOCKS..
4: . 40 - ' ~, Thirty Day,,
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t , - ` . . s r. Eight Day, -
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Thirty---', • ,-,.
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Just Received at
. , J. J. BLAIR'S Jewelry Stwre,"
, 1 l. Ci E 1 i ~ l egtiide Pti: i ,
P .
j • W. //nixes,
'WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Manufacturer of .
Tr ° li ft m an taland Plain Guilt Looking-Glaaa
es, Portrait and Picture. Frames of every style; a
large stock of the 'above always on band, which /
will sell.from 10 to 16 per cent. loss than any other
establishment in the city.
work reguilted, &a. A Pavel discount to the
trade. W. DEWEES.
No. 154 North 2d titre° t, !Alm Bace, - West side
April 29, 1867.-6 m. Plillaoo„.efia,:bro. 102
Preserve your Teeth.
I U[LFORD lc LEMDERGER prep a re an arti
cle, Pear/ Denim:lloB,oe finest Tooth powder,
that can be used, having a most delightful odor,
ad pleasant taste, polishes and preserves the
oath, to which it gives a pearl-like whiteness,
+..parting a most delightful fragrance to the
reath, restores the gums and preserves thew in
all health and vigor. Prepared and sold only, at
New Drug Store ! Market st.
January 7, 1857. ' =
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ti littraturt, gortign mat unit tit *its tfjs Bath*, Agritutture and &s vat tatiltigtitte.
National Safe == Trust Co.
.FIVTVIA LNUT Strert. 6 , nkth-lVest corner of TIIIRD
Vi 4/ Street. Philadrlphin.
MONEY is received in any sem, large or small, and
Interest paid from the day of deposit to the day of with
The office is open every clay from 0 o'clock to the
morning till 7 o'clock in the evening ; and on Monday
and Th uraday eveningB till A o'clock.
All sums, large or small, are paid back in goltion de
mand without notice, to any amount..
Eon, lIEN in' L. BENNER;Preeident,
WM. J. Rasp', Secretary,
lienry L. Benner, C. Landreth Munns,
Edward L. Carter, .F,Curroll,llrewster,
Robert Selfridge, Joseph IL Barry,
Samuel K. Ashton, Belfry L. Churchman,'
Jetties B. Smith, Francis Lee:
_ .
Thrs Company confines its business eiitirelY to there
calving ofmoney on interest. The investments amount
tingle over , • ,
One Minon and a Half of Dollars!
are made in conformity with the provisions of the Char
and such first-class securities, as will always ensure per
fect security to the depositors, and which cannot tail to
giro permaneneyand stability to the institution.
Lebanon Valley .1111ank. ,
Located in Market street ? :nearly oppo
site the United Hall, one. , Door North
of the Post Of/ice.
IATILL pay the following RATES of INTER-
V,l EST on DEPOSITS, on, and after, the Ist
day of March, 1857, viz :
Per 3 year, and longer, a per, cent, per annum.
Fer.. 6 months, and longer, .5 per con't4er annum.
For g months, and longer, 4 per eent-Terannum.
Requiring a short notice of withdraival, andaf
fords a liberal line of accommodations to those who
may fever it with deposi te,pnineltle qp demand. Will
pay a premium on SPANISH: and. 'Must 4x Don-
Lams, and also on OLD AMERIOAIC DOtrang AICD
HALF DOLLARS. Will make collections on and
remit to all parts of the United States, the Cana
das and Europe ; Negotiate Loans, le., .te., and
do a.ggneral EXCHANGE and BA4KING BUSI
GEO. GLEIN, 'Cashier. v! - `
tindorsigned,'idanageririare individually
'&77 ,liable the.extentOf, their Estates for all
deposits and other obligations of• the:co.-partner
ship. filed in tho.Prothonotary's Office of Lebanon
County, trading under the name and style of the
0 2EnANoN VALLEY Mum."
. GEOROe SMuLLeR, LEVt liwzrE j
Lebanon Miatnali 111st:ranee
Office at Jonestown, Lebanon County.
911IIs Company' is now fully organized and
ready to make Insurance on all kinds of
property in town or country and on as favorable
terms as any well-governed " and safe company,
either on the Mutual or joint stock principle.
President—Senn BRU?tNER, Esq.
Vice President—D. M. N.A.nmAllr.
Treasurer—Geo. F. Manx. '
SeeretarY—Wst. A. BAnar.
:elm , Brurrner.,:Esq., - Daniel Brown,
D. M. Raimany, • Napoleon Desh,
Geo. F. Melly. . "John Arndt, .
lir. A. Barry, John-Meily, .
E. Ti. Shirk, • . - L. R. Walker,
Daniel 11. Biever, • D. M. Rank. - •
014* - A. S. Ery is the Agent fur Lebitnon.
Ile ti at all times ho 'found at his office in
Walnut Strad. ..
Jonestown, July 15, 1851.—1 y .. !
Indemnity Against Loss by Fire.
Franklin Fire Insuranee; Co.
STATEMENT or ASSETS, *1)82 1 7 3 186.
JANUARY IsT; 1857.
PubtielLedAtiree;thly . to an Act of Assetnbly,
First Motive* amply secured, . i 1,519,932 73
Real Estate (present value, slo9,ooo).cost, 82,784 ati
Temporary imams, on ample Collateral secu
rities . . 89,114 is
Stocks. '(present value, t 33,881 12,.c05t, 71,232 97
Cash, dm., 34121 58
. . 61.827,185 SO
every description of property, in
Rates as LOW as are consistent: with security.
Since their incorporation, a period of twenty.eight
years; they have paid over THREE 01ILLION DOLLARS
LOSSES BY FIRE, thereby affording evidence or the uti
vuntnges of Dist/nil:ice, as wall ..tE the ability and dispo•
aition to meet, with promptness, all liabilities.
LOSSES BY Flltk./::
Losses paid during the year 1856, j $301,638 84
Mommem D.,LEWLS.
Myth S. BEOW:1 2
Roman C l Pum,
N. BAllCKER,President,
O. ILLiCEEE,gceretarY•
Feb. 26.-ly
WllO takes the best LIKENESSES in Lebanon?
Why J. it. KEIM, in the;
E A G 13 ITILD .
lie has the best room, best light; 1)0.4 fixtures,
and has made it his entire busintissfo the last
five years. He always gets. the lams improve_
ments ; he has always the latest i styloka cases on
band he takes pictures in every sty tirthe art ;
his STEREOSCOPE PICTHRES , are wonderful
to behold. All his pictures are sharp, correct,
and; of the highest finish. Give hint a call and
you will not regret it. • His terms are very mod
mate. •
rooms are open every day (except
Sunday,) from 8 o'clock. A. M., till 0 P. M.
Lebanon, Jnno 3,1851. ,
In North Lebanon Boirough . ..
100 3 000 li a r go L t7h n e A LE,
100,000 Bri bets CORN,:., •
100,000 usbels , o,4TS,
Oliver Seed, Flax Seed, Titiothy Seed, for all
which the highest market prie s in cash be
paid by. ' HOFFMA.N;IIMIVEL Co.
North Lebanon, 3,3213.i2,9,
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Brandreth'sPills purify the Blood;
.111r11.1111 operation 'with a - acquaint effect are the peen
. - or Bianfireth's
Uit raceare subject to a redundancy of Vitiated bile,
at this season, and it is as dangerous imit.letPkov•
alent, but l3randreth's Pills afford en invaluable and
efficient protection. fly their occasional use we prevent
the collection of those impurities, which, when in anal.
cient quantities, cause so much danger to the
. body's
health; 7Titriy soon atird Iliercomplaint, dyspepsia,loss
of appetite, pain in the head, heart burm.pain in the
breastbone, sudden faintness and costiveness. In brief,
Brandreth's Pills work their way to the 'very roots of
the ()Ism% cleansing in their: passage; removing every
uuhf filthy ti umtylgt}oa,;Wl the blend as tpuritled, the
whele system renovated, and the functions and duty of
life'becoine a pleasure, where before they had been end
and weary burdens. Often when nothing has Telleved
vomiting of the most serious character, whether from
sea-sickness : or otherwise, where the retching has been
appalling, a singlfidese of, four arandreth's Pills has at
once cuffed and the patient has fallen into a sweet sleep.
When the mind cannot collect itself; when the memory
fails; when it is an effort to fix the attention ; when our
sleep is broken and our waking hours harassed with
forebodings of evil,then Brandreth's Pills should be used.
If'these warnings remain unheeded, rheumatism, con
sumption, disease °Vile heart' bilious affections, jaun
dice, d ropites, piles, appoplexies and cos ti'veness will sud
denly present themselves. These Iliandreth's Pills would
have proVented,but nevertheless MiESE they will also cure.
Use them at once; do not let prejudice prevent the use
of this simple but pOtent remedy.: ,
Dr i andreih's Theory _ of Disease.
.Ne'vieextractldood. Blood is life. By abstract•
ing it in painful diseases you may occasion the patient
. .
ease, but remember; this ease is only the redUction or
lessening the power to feel. And by thus taking away
nature's tools, you may; preventlier from fully repairing
the ravages of inflammation, & convert what might only
have been the :sickness of ,a ,few days or weeks into a
chronic affection of-months and years. ' - •
Brandreth's Pills accord with Nature!
Natureiaremedy in fact:: iWhen sudden. acute or can
tinned pain occurs from any cause, then tainsurea quick
return to - health, yOu muet nee Brandreth's Pills, which
will soon relieve every organ - from undue pressure, and
remove those humors -whose presence often occasions
such terrible suffering. ,
lINFORB Tl{s wontii . 1.06 YEARS!
tLTwonty miUlon •boxes Bold and the sphere of their
usefulness still extending. 'Ask for alinanack and pam
phlet of cures. Agents will supply. gratis. . •
BEWARE-at, pills with "241, Broadway'.', on side lable
are counterfeitd. Det the genuine and they will never
deceive. Sold at Dr. DOSS' Drug Store. opposite the
Court Douse, Lebanon, Pa. , [July 15, '57-3m.
Leinau's Super Phosphate.of Lime.
- 7 5 000 TONS.:
Lamtv's Super Phosphate of Lime, at nets.
a lb. or $4O a. Tons or use '
Leinau's American Fertilizer !
at $3,50 a bbl. or $25 a ton. One barrel of either
is sufficient for an Acre of Wheat. These . are
made of reliable Chemical Elements, and have
been in successful use 'for the past gix Yoars, im
proving the soil and increasing the value of the
land. .
Four Diplomas from the StiitaAgricultural
ciety of Pennsylvania NOW Jersey; Delaware;
and the Crystal' Palace AssOciatiou of the City of
NewrY.orlr, have , been received for these. Valua
ble Fertilizers. , .
Tamphlets in. the, En glis,ll'. 'and German Lail,:
ago can ho had by application at the Office.
" f reff- A liberal discount, to wholesale dealers.
The above Fertilizers, deliv,ered FREE of. Cart
age to any wharf the old City proper.
Orders sent by Mail accompanied with,Cash or
Drafts, will be promptly shipped to any part of
the world. GEO.. A. LEINAU, Proprietor,
No. 19 SoulhFront street, Phila. City.
July ?9, . •
The ChOapest . Sofas
Are sold by DUND ORE OYES
Advertising and Correspondence Office, 360 Broad
way, New York.
Atwand Important
covery ; in. the Science- of Medicine.
enna. Sold wholesale and 'retail by Dr. H. A.
Barrow, member of the IMO College of Vienna,
and Royal College of Surgeons, London, who may be
personally consulted at his , residence, 157 Prince street,
few blocks west of Broadway, New York, from 11 A. DI.
till 2 P. M. and from 4 - till 8 P.ll. (Sundays excepted,
unless by appointment.) . ,
Trieoemar No.
Is a remedy for Relaxation, Spermatorrheneand all the
distressing consequences arising from early abuse, India•
criminate excesses, or toolong residence in hot climates.
It has restored bodily and sexual strength and vigor to
thousands who are now - in the enjoyment, of health and
the functions of manhood; and whatever May
,be the
cause or disqualifications for marriage, they in effectu
ally subdued.
Triesemay No. 2;
Completely and entirely erididates all traces of Gonor
brea, both in its mild and aggravated forms, Gleets,htric
ture.s, irritation of the madder, Non-retention of the
Urine, Pains of the Mains and Kidneys, and those disor
ders for which 'Copnivi and Cubebs have so long been
thought an antidote.
, .
• Viesemar, Na. 3 . ,
Is the great Centinental nrstror, . for Siphilis and Secon
dary symptoms. It also constitutes a certain cure for
Scurvy, Scrofula, and all cutaneous Eruptions; removing
and expelling in its course allimpurities from the vital
stream, so as altogether to eradkette the-virus of disease,
and expel it by insensible perspiration through the me
diem of the pores of the skin and urine.
It is .a never failing remedy for that class of disorders
which. English Physicians treat with Mercury, to the in
evitable destruction of the patient's constitution, and
which'all the Sarsaparilla in the world - cannot remove.
Tarztissisatio.l, ~. and 3, are prepared in the forma' a
lozenge, devoid of taste or smell, and can be carried in
the waistcoat pocket. Sold in tin eases, and divided in
separate doses as administered by Valpeau, Lehman,
Roax;lticord. c., dat. . Price $3 each. or four.casesiu
one for $9, which saves $3, and in $27 cases, whereby
there is a saving of $9.
None are genuine unless the Engravings of the seals
of the Patent Office of England, the seals of the Ecole de
Pharmacia de Paris, and the Imperial College of Vienna,
are affixed upon each wrapper, and around case.—
Imitations are liable to the severest penalties of the lati.
Special arrangements enable Dr. Barrow to forward
immediately, on receiving a remittance, the $9 and lar
ger size cases of Triesemar free of any partof
the world, securely peeked and properly addressed, thus
Insuring genuine „European preparations and protecting
the public from spurious and pernicious imitations.
Attendance and Consultation from 11 a. m. till 2 p. m.
and from 4 till Bin the evening.. 137 Prince staeet, a few
blocks west of Broadway, New York.
May. 6, 18.57-Iy.
Cristadora's Hair Dye!
Within a nutshell all' the merits lie,
Of Gristadero's neverequalled Dye ;
Ned it makes bluek,to browxt transforms a grey,
And keeps the fibres alwantgront,deuay.
re, HIS matchless, re-vitalizing Hair Dye, still holds HS
- position as the most harmless anti:efficacious flair
Dye in T 1313 WORLD. freparsd. and sold, Whole Sale
and retail, and applied in-teniptivite rasins, art CiLISTA.
none's, No. 6 Astor Rouse, Broadway, New York, ant
by all Druggists and Perfumers in the'United States.
:lan. 14,
Agent—George G. Keyser, 1.40, Wood at., Pittsburg, Pa.
Costar's Rat, Roach, ttc., Exterminator
Put up in 20e., 35c., 85., and $l, Boxes.
Costar's Bed Bug Exterminator.
Put up in 25c., 50c.. 75e., and $l. Bottles.
Costar's Electric Powder, for Ants, In
beets, Ac. Put up in 25c. and 50c. Boies.
Prineilial Depot, No. 388 Broad way, New York,
and sold by DRUGGISTS and DEALERS every
where in the United Stites, CanadaS, West Indies
and South Amerie'a. Full particulars by Mail.
atignst 19, 1857.-2sqs.—lmo.
Ear sale by Guilford '4kVembeirger, agouti for
„Lebanon county:, at their wholiaitle‘and'retaiT es
tablishment; opposite the-Market; Lebanon, Pa.
Itt'st 'II .'
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"Cane here, ones the m er, • viooe of com
To an unlucky urchin—J a if%ld %
,o out your hand;
I'll teach you, you 'Milan, bVinake such's, noise ;
. You're the heed and iinglelf .Of all the bad boys."
The boy, blubbering, e aims, "It was some
. body else."
Says mamma to hor daughter, "I'm shocked I de
To see you go out with your smoulders so bare,
You attract the attention of.: '` hom we meet 1
"Dear Mamma, when tho m eat rile in the:,
s et
op, no doubt think j tis you or somebody
Says the wife to the husband, 'Tm greived and
To see you so tipsy—l mean so disguised—
Pray, what do you think your neighbors will think,
When a man of your age gets stupid•with drink."
"They'll think," says the toper, "'twas some
body else."
"So you're found out atlast," madam cries in apet;
"I saw you last night walk home with . Miss Bet,
With Miss Betty Bouncer—deny if you:can,
You deceitful and treacherous, wicked 'old man."
Says he,"My sweetlove,it was soinsdiody else."
When you came home last night it was past tivelve
0'c10ck,...:" 4
And you left me this morning sound asleep as
rook ."
"My dear," cries the husband, "I am petrified
quite, -
My business detained me frun home all the night."
"Goodness gracious,"-says she; was it somebody
The coquette strives,with all her attractions, to win
An admirer for whom she cares not a pin;
On the way to the church to fasten the knot,
She stops, saying, "One thing I'd-almost forgot—
I think, on the whole, I'll hare somebody else."
The person brimfull of doctrine end zeal,
Thinks the hearts of his heareri,are harder than
While they, ape' prinked by their conscience,
Each would shift to his neighbor the burden of emu.
Thinks the parson, no doubt, means some
body, else.
'Tie thus with mankind. of every condition,'
Somebody's the object of every suspicion.
And if anything's wrong,some one else is to blame--
As somebody else has such ;a bad name.
I'm truly rejoiced I'm not somebody else.
luttg gtotti.
Or s Pkide :Brought Low.
After Christopher Columbus discover
ed-Atherica?and; some years later; whin
the Portuguese Vasco de Game made
out the route to India by the Cape of
Good Hope,Spain and Poetugat equipped
in all haste numbers of ships to explore
new countries and for eeveral ages ad
venturers from these twonations brought
back into their respectivb countries gold
from America, and precious stones from
India. And then the Dutch, in their
turn, embarked in their heavy boats, set
off to search through all seas on the
globe, where withal to furnish their
counters. But, instead of only seek
ing precious stones and metals, like the
Spanish and Portuguese, they applied
themselves to make a profit of exotic
vegetables, and cpffee, sugar, vanilla,
&c. - , became the base of their commer
cial operations; and instead of becoming
gold merchants, they became grocers.—
In a short time, the immense riches they
amassed by this commerce, proved the
solidity of their spec:illations. But, at
the same time that these millionaire
grocers sought for useful plants, they
did not overlook those which might also
flatter the sight. Flowers from Japan ,
India, and the Cape, very shortly embel
lished the garden of Haerlern, and, when—
ever a new specimen arrived, all the pop
was in a state of emotion. My-
ertheless, none of the plants produced' ,
the same excitement as the tulip ; and,
in truth, at sight of this flower's elegant
calyri gracefully balanced on a slight
stem, and painted with. the :most glow
ing colors, it-was a wild delirium of ec-
Stacy ; and one saw rare bulhs sell for a
hundred thousand [rages apiece. Tulips
were quoted'on the exchange at Amster
dam, and the - thing became,so exagger
afed that the Dutch Government was
obliged to step in and put a stop to the
ruinous folly of the florist monomania.
Notwithstanding, the Japanese flower
for a long time was kept up at a most
exorbitant price, and a new specimen,
produced by study, care, and cultivation
of the seeds, excited all the enthusiasm
of which Dutch natures were capable.
In the middle of the. fresh looking
landscapes of Holland, in the centre of
those green meadows, scattered over
with populous villages,'siiijny villas of a
thousand colors, wind:Mills, and cut
through by meandering canals, where
boats of all sorts were sailing about with
sails set as if on the ocean, one perceives
the town of Haarlem, seated on the bord
ers of a lake, which has been pompous.
ly styled the Haarlem Sea. The capital
of the North of Holland—the country of
the most eccentric of— floramanjacs in
the world—has the physiognomy . of all
Dutch towns : narrow streets, dull,
but of most exquisite cleanliness; brick
or wooden houses, with - their netched
gable ends on the first floor, like all
Dutch houses, but in the suburbs there
is an affectation of everything foreign,
from-the boa t iaiiiog on the canals, which
resembles the Chinese junk, to the form
of the houses, which is'Mways selected
from eastern architecture.
It was in one of. those -villas there liv
ed, at the end of the last century, a
Monsieur Deckers, an ex-fishmonger,
and, without question, the richest man
in the country, where all are more or
less, millionaires. While in business,
he had embellished this villa, which was
like. airy palace,.and when he retired
it was to vehicle there, letivipg his, son,
William Dee:kers, at the bead of the
business; while he lived at his din Mil.
which resembled a Chinese:o(pda.--
,Thereit was that, friim rriorrii4 fo even
ing; Monsieur Deekers , timuSed
aidedlby his lei:vents, 'in 'arranging tieraiging and
watering the variouti;bedijh his garden
Which had been , designed and laid out..
by an English artist, and were flourish
ed in abundance a quantity:of exostic.
plants. Had it mot beenlor his ruffled
shirt, and , shoes with gold- buckles, ally
one might have - taken him for one of
his old servants, horn his manner of ex
pressing himself, end ; but, be
neath this tough,exterior, this;factitious
goodness,one easy iliscovered , t4 vani ,
pride - rite iriderribearalilet was
only based on money, and everything
like persona: merit, or talent, was un
pleasing in the eyes of him who was
completely destitute of all ethication.
This same Deckers was , the son of a
porter iii.the. Amsterdam market, and
commenced life as a.simple fishermen
but instead of, liking the seafaring life,
as he had amassed-a few florins, be step
ped on land, and became a. hawker of
fish in the streets of Haarlem. In
this he succeeded well, and Shortly af
tertiards established'himself in a stall
near the market. Some - years later he
quitted this worm-eaten shop' for one
on a much larger scale ; and, later again
the, house of Deckers, having been very
prosperoue, became one of the figtt, as
fisli o , merchants, in Holland ; they sent
their own vessels, at the fishing season,
to Newfoundland, and to the seas, and it
wus they who made the stocks rise or
fall on the Amsterdam Change ; so that
when the porter's son placed the affairs
of the house in his son's name, he pos
sessed somewhere about ten or twelve
millions of capital. Then it was that
he spent money profusely to give him,
self importance ; and, not knowing how
to employ his time, he became an ama
teur of tulips. But he soon became
passionately fond of that which, in the
commencement was a fancy, -.and his
caprice became transformed into a
monomania. With much care, and,
above`all, much money, the new hor
ticulturist collected together the best
species of tulips to be met with. And
then he commenced seeking for un
known once; and, as he begrudged no
money to possess anything uncommon,
every traveler coming from Japan
. with
a' new bulb was certain of selling., it
dearer to,liim than to any one else; and
thus he berme master of about a dozen
varieties. perfectly unknown,
.which to
a real amOeur, were worth five hundred
thousand florins. And he valued these
treasures more than all else that he was
On a warm-afternoon, in the month
of June, 1785, Monsieur Deckers stood
in the 'middle., of . his dressing-room-,-
which was hung with .maroon velvet,
and richly furnished in the style of the
day—and hull a dozen valets were run
ning hither and thither, occupied in
dressing him for some great occasion ;
and - there really was much analogy be
tween the heavy furniture and the cor
pulent individual, frizzled, overladen
with finery, and rich chains in massive
gold, who stood there. Now, seeing
the, floramaniac at that hour quitting his
daily occupations,putting on his pow
dered wig and his gala dress - , it was
easy to guess that some affair of great
importance was in hand.
The fact was, that the ex-fisliernion
ger had a son, as we have said before,
and this , son, whose education had been
well: cared for, was of an age to marry ;
and the .ambitious father - was just going
to ask the hand of Mademoiselle Van
Selkirk,- Ile daughter of a. Haarlem
banker. .
Monsieur Van Selkirk was one of. the
most important personages of the coun
try ; for, besides the Van
,which be
placed by right before his name, in
proof of' his aristocracy,'he was a mag
istrate; • the Stadtholder's banker, and
director, of the East India Compiny ;
in short, he was extremely rich, which
in nothing spoiled the affair. Conse
quently, a marriage with this family
had, for a long time, been the keen de
sire of the vain Deckers, who, 'despite
his millions, blushed in secret at the
memory of what' he had been, who had
married a fisberwoman of the
These were the motives why, for yeara,
he lost sight of no chance which might
bring his purpose to bear ; and we may,
therefore, imagine his delight when
Monsieur Van Selkirk, who was much
pleased with the manners and personal
qualities of the young man, gave the fa
ther a rendezvous for thaf day, at four
o'clock, to talk over the matter. The
porter's son was almost bursting with
puffed up. Ode.
Having received his golden snuff box
and gold , headed cane from his valets,
and perfumed his ruffies'and manchettes
with essence of vanilla, he took his
cornered hat under his arm, and, follow
ed by valets in full dress livery, he step
ped through the alleys of his garden to
ward the artificial river at the bottom of
it, where a handsome gondola, with six
rowers, awaited him akthe marble steps.
Received with due honqrs,by his gou.
doliers, he seated_ himself beneath a
dais of satin, arid gave tiie.signal for de
parture. -The nautical boat shot off like
an arrow, precerl,ed by a running foot
man on the bank, a gold=- headed cane
in his hand, who kept ' ahead' through
all the meanders of the stream; ai'd,
when he arrived at the spot where the
source of the river mingled with the
canal at Haarlem, the lootinan opened
the gate which stopped the entrance,
and the gondola took the direction of
the town. An hour afterwards, Mon
sieur Deckets was walking through the
streets; of Hattlein, followed and pre
oeeded great state by his 'attendants,
:~; p.=~
c: i 7.- 4 '' , € i . = - , , i ~.s,filo: 1
lAnd with condescektet3n returning, right
and left; all , tlie sAtiltat inns: offered. him,
when, in passingvttlittnkhone of the nar
row, tortuousiitreetk:neat the old mar
ket, he stopped-suddenly; and remained
in a state of , appalreitiV ecstacy before a
little low house-q•olil-faithioned aspect,
withsculpturcilvarlaitds, as decorated
.in the style ,of -tlie sixteenth century:—
But it was notthelttichitectural beauty
of vignettes svhich" aitra'cted the 4 fixed
gaze of the florarnatifae; his eyes 'were
fascinated to , thif-,windpws of the"grotind
:floor, ~whielti;9ol4-..ii• the of a
theboare Overt ft t °on Or wthe':paas
ets-by..Thetfabt was, that bn'the Windolv
sill of that Shop was a Japanese vain; in
which stood a tulip, gracefully Waving,
to and fro—a tulip half double, with gray
petals, like satin, which .were marked
in Arabesque work, by a vivid scarlet.
This tulip was of a beauty far superior
to any possessed by the'millionaire, and
was not; mentioned in; any catalogue,
and, consequently, was of incalculable
value. "How came such a treasure in
the shop of an artisan like the boot
maker 1" asked Deckers, when he had
a: little ,recovered himself. The, rich
man tnought easily lie coillii obtain the
prize from a man incapable , of appreci
ating its value, and totally forgetful of
where he was expected, and of the hour
which was , drawing near, Deckers enter
ed the boottnaker's shop, and asked
where he had obtained the tulip.
"Ah.l ha! Monsieur Deckeis," cried
the disciple of St. Crispin, gayly, "you
are amazed, are you not? Well, then,
know that it is the produce of my own
"Your own sowing I" exclaimed Deck
ers, in surprise. "What.! you under
stand seeds?"
"Why not? this is a'sainple of what
I can do."
"But of what , use is such a flower to
you? • This would be much more use
ful to yoli; - I fancy;" and` he took a hand
ful of gold out of - his pocket, and laid
it on the counter.
"Indeed I" answered Peter, contetntp.
uously. "You trot off quickly,.Sir Ama
teur I What an'idea 1 a handful of gold
for a flower "such as there ettistaipct an
other in the world '1 You are too good
and generous. lam greatly_obliged to
"Is it the price you' cavil at ? Well
then, I will donbletrehre the Sum I"
said Deckers..
"Not at all. IVI)i tulip belongs to me
and I shall not sell it."
"Come , come !" coaxed the other,
"tell me' your, price, for I must have the
tulip ai'anyi atm."
"Well, 'then, .yorit won't have it,"
answered Peter, abitiptly. "But stop I"
he suddenly cried, quitting his work: 7 —
"Yeti can possess it if you choose !"
And taking the other mysteriously by the,
hand, and putting his finger" on his lip;
to command 'aileride, heled hi th to the
extreme end of the 'obscure shop-; arriv
ed there, he opened a door with a pre
caution which prevented the hinges from
emitting any spimil,,tlien gently raising
the tapestry hefore.,the door, which fell
to the ground, he,allowed the floramaniac
to peep into the room. : It was a pretty
abode, hong round, .with tapestry also,
and furnished in superior style fora man
of the class of Peter Schwartz. Through
the open window a ray of sun entered
and danced gayly amongst the ornaments
on a sideboard, but before arriving there,
it dlayed through the golden locks of a
young girl seated at 'a window, 'and so
busy sewing that :she neither saw nor
heard anything passing around her.
"What do you -say to that?" asked
Peter, of the ex-fish Monger- as he let
fall the - tapestry, with the air of a miser
concealing his treasure.
"Heavens I" cried Deckers, for an in.d
slant forgetting the tulip in enthusia.stn,
"Well, then, " said Peter, "she is my
only - child ; she and my tulip are my
sole 'treasures and one does not go
without the other."
Deckers, no; seeing the drift of Pe
ter's obsevation, took a stool, and seat
ed himself in the shop, 'to listen to the
bootrnaker, who thus'continued :
"You have a'son, Monsieer Deckers,
who is of an tyre to 'get married, and
the little angel you have just , seen," will
soon be nineteen years , of age. Pre
sent your son to my daughter, and, if the
young folks like one another, the tulip my daughter's marriage portion:
- -
Deckers bounded on his seat when he
heard the conclusion,of this audacious
proposal, and quitted - , the shop, after
casting a look, of utter contempt on the
hootmaker._ tut'the other, not in the
least• diconcerted, :exclaimed, nodding
his head significantly.-H
"Yes, Master Deckers, yoii= take it or
leave it as you like, and, into-;the bar
gain my child must like your son, or I
cry off,,forabove all, she must be happy."
.0n leaving the artisan's shop, Deckers
suddenly remembered the object he had
in view,.and he drew his watch out of
his pocket, but, perceiving that the;hour
of rendez.vo . us was,lpng past,ihe,yeltirn
ed to the country again. But nil Urn
evening, he : was haunted by, 'the,. baot"
of Peter Sehwarta's . and;:-evOn
in his Sleep, it danced ,befoce his,eyes.
He was an odd body, that Peter
SchWartz who, having only his' awl
and last to !tile by was, 'itevertheless,
happier than .the rich Deckers I It'was
that, being a bit of a philosopher, like
every bootmaker of his time, and hay.:
ing there, behind his shop; shut tilt, like
a relic in a case, Ilia treasurej4is joy,
the object.olallthis thoughtsAmFearthly
affections—his child, beautifttLas one
of .Vanloo's visgkes; • pure as .an'angel,
and distinguished" empress—h. e
was perfectly happy„lnr he worked la
rgetier ata. 429.
' . .ii . ,:.fTERM5 , t11 . ,50 . ..t....YEAR„
and early, solely for her, and had brought
her up with extreme care.
,Peter had married about twenty yeart
'beforeour -tale commenced, a beautiful.
-but very coquettish girl ; but two yeart
after their onion,iired of being shut up
in a bootataker's shop', she ran away
with a- lapidary from Amsterdam, aband
oning 'her husband and her little girl.—
for,some time, the poor fellow, once so .
gay, became almost mad with grief f but
. when he looked-upon his child in her
cradle, who had no one in the world-be.
eifles himself, his philosophic humor re
en • d ed „,ber as.nne loves
y t iog of n the world.
.One.fine Sunday in Spring ; he was
out walking with his child, then about
seven years old, when in the outskirts
cif, the town, he found a bulb shooting
out ;'curious to discover what it might
be, he picked it up; and planted it in .
the garden behind the Itouse. Some
weeks later, Peter became nearly wild
with delight, when be saw the flower
open its petals, decorated with the rich
est colors, and knowit to be a rare tulip.
Any one else would have hastened off to
tell it to a rich amateur, who would cer
tainly have given him some hundred's
of, florins for it, but Peter, who saw
much further, guessed all the profit he
might make of it, a little later, from that
day, he began cultivating the Japanese
plant with the utmost care. He collect
ed the seeds, sowing them again in his
garden, and after years of care, obtain
ed a flower perfectly different to the moth
er bulb--a tulip unlike any one known,
in fact, an inestimable treasure which.
he exposed, with pride, in his window.
We will now peep into the gigantic
warehouse,. over the doorway of which
"Deckers' House" was written in golden
letters, on black marble.
In this midst of a-host of clerks and
persons of business, running to and ha
;n those vast warehouses, a young man
was., leisurely walking about, smoking
his pipe ; this was William Deckers, the
son; aged about two-and-twenty. .In
stead of being a short, thick set young
man, William Deckers was tall and slight
with a soft mustache and long imperial
in the - Vandyke' style, and not in the'
Dutch fashion of the day. He was the
intended husband of Mademoiselle Van
Selkirk, according to his father's wishes
as we have seen, but about which the
young man was perfectly. indifferent,
for, having passed much of his time in
a German University, he had contracted
a beau-ideal of poetic beauty not quite
inTaccoolance with the heavy charms
and high color of the woman in general
in his own country; but his father persist
ed in telling him that be must marry,
and so the young man let matters take
theirown course with Mademoiselle Sel
In the midst of his silent walk in these
vast warehouses,a running footman enter..
ed, In his father's livery, and anounced
the arrival of Mr. Decker, senior, and
at the same moment, the gondula,rowed
up the canal, amongst all the-merchant
boats there, awaiting to discharge ztheir
freights. William hastened forward to
receive his father, who was walking
gloomily forward, not paying the slight
est attention to the obsequious bowlegs
of the clerks and people on all sides.
"Dishonored I" be muttered. "My
reputation as a florist lost, if another
should succeed in obtaining that accurss
ed tulip 7"
And, without waiting a reply, be drew
his son's arm beneath his own, and
led him toward his private residence,
"Well, father," continued the other,
gayly, when they had arrived in a charm
ing boudoir, decorated, in the Chinese
style, with colored windows set in a lead
en trellis-work, tb imitate the
of wood, ornamented with shells, with
which the boudois in - China are decorat.
ed, "how did you accomplish your mat
rimonial project, yesterday 1"
"William, my boy," began Mr. Dec
kers, not a little embarrassed, "are you
seriously in love with Mademoiselle Sel
kirk 7 and do you very particularly wish
to marry her 1"
"Who—l, father I Not the least in
the world. I never saw her in my life I"
"Would you not sooner now, have a
nice young girl, not so rich, perhaps,
but . much handsomer?" suggested the
"What dp I hear,"exclaimed
in surprise ; "have I not heard you say,
a thousand times, that Mademoiselle
Van Selkirk was incomparably beautiful?'
"Well, well, that depends upon taste.
Certainly, I am far from saying that the
banker's daughter is divested of all
charms, but perhaps you might thick
her a little too stout.',"
"If that ho the case, father, for good
ness sake let us say no more about her ;
for if there is a thing I detest; it is a
woman like a chrysalis- in shape."
"That's exactly what I thought, Wil
liam ; and, for that reason, I have been
thinking all the way long, of soliciting
for you the hand of a vory lovely girl,
who will please.yoq, I am sure."
"You, know my opinion on that sub
ject, air, that when persons possess a
fortune like ours, they can at least choose
a wife Who pleases them s consequently,
if the one..yop propose is well broug/t .
up, and .possesses as little as possikjw
that prosy beauty we spoke of jimOicno
and provided dike her, never ; ; -
fortune." dress
my son l To-mor
u'at once."
yourselta in nd I will id
9.We1l enough !
row, or the d
Will it n.
"i 3 ,t9letalined the ex-fish.
efli s :iWhy,nwretched child,
,AON what you say. Such a
'4arrnot want for admirers I"
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