Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, January 06, 1864, Image 1
& ©©SJg 2FTI^IL2ISIIIII2^3s Rle No. 2745. ■ . j JLewlstown Post Office. J ' ails arrive and close at the Lewistown P. mor, 9 follows; ARRIVE. Eastern through, 5 33 a. m. -p " through and way 421 p ra. Western " 44 44 103 Ba. ra. zc Bellefonte " 44 44 2 30p.m. Northumberland, Tuesdays, Thursdaysand Slturdays, 6 00 p. m. CLOSE. Eastern through 8 00 p. ra. ta " " and way 10 00 a. m. , Western 44 4 4 330 p. m. Bellefonte 8 00 44 be Northumberland (Sundays, Wednesdays Fridays) 8 00 p. m. Office open from 7 30 a. m. to 8 p. ra. On J- 4ll indays from Bto 9 a ra. S. COMFORT, P. M. cng and ont lewistown Station. ave Lcwistown Station as follows: Tl/TI.Th 4 ? Westward. Eastward. c 'xnress, 4 40 a. m. pied by M 44 533 44 12 20 a. m. Market and ® p. m. 350 44 10 38 44 c ea' 4 21 44 1} jftinommodation, 2 35 p. m. age was da£ ; hard at th 44 340 a. ra. 815 44 had the r " 11 00 44 235 p. m. press, 5 00 44 905 44 Start NOtj n 22 45 p. m. 10 38 a. m. amount 'eight, 645a. m. 626 p. m. Oral til's Omnibuses convey passengers to fffijgf, rn ah the trains, taking up or setting them "'■'"at all points within the borough limits. ters, —— ~ have WILLIAM LIND, \2d Ha has now open gum as A NEW STOCK Fortre.. 0F Tho ths, Cassimeres delphia , 1 AND large n tlio 9er'.V E S T I NCS, Nidi'" Ina oe up to order in the neat est aufUfaost fashionable styles. apl9 ~ GEO. Vr. EBBEK., Attorney at Law, Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at tend to business in Mltflin, Centre and Hunting don counties. my 26 &)&. J* 1'D323 ZJD v SX ■<_£- 12 653 *o* o OFFICE oc East Market street, Lewistown, adjoining F. G. Franciscus' Hardware Store. P. S. Dr. Locke will be at his office the first Monday ah month to spend the week. my3l Lock Repairing, Pipe Laying, Plumbing and White Smithing '"IMIE above branches of business will be I promptly attended to on application at the residence of the undersigned in Main street. Lewistown. janlO GEORGE MILLER. JL D. SHTJLL, West Market St, Nearly Opposite the Red Lion Hotel, OFFERS his services to the public in re pairing Guns, Rifles, &c., muking Pat terns of all kinds to order, and Jobbing gen erally in his line of business. He is an ex perieneed workman, and will not fail in giv ing satisfaction to all wbo may favor him with work. kept on hand for Hire. oct2B ly AMBROTYPES AND The Gems of the Season. TpiIIS is no humbug, but a practical truth JL The pictures taken by Mr. Burkholdcr are unsurpassed for BOLDNESS TRUTH FULNESS. BEAUTY OF FINISH, and DURABILITY. Prices varying according to size and quality of frames and Cases. Room over the Express Office. Lewistown, August 23, 1860. Large Stock of Furniture on Hand. A FELIX is still manufacturing all kinds .• of Furniture. Young married persons and others that wish to purchase Furniture will find a good assortment on hand, which will be sold cheap for cash, or country pro aken in exchange for same. Give me 1 0 ; Valley etreet, near Black Bear 110- Ai A feb 21 near __ TiiV, SUPERIOR TEAS. | bALLI[ T XG HYSON, Imperial and Black at On tjyl F. J. HOFFMAN'S. M ALBEI | 7TAR.S3 & STOVES all patterns, constantly kept, and for LIL - n „le at very low figures, as usual, at the la ATVavi ~ BIG COFFEE POT SIGN. *1 ident of Btown ' Au B ust 6 > F w this an< I|\ in IJ uary, faII assortment and at lower prices than 'A aged alsual at ■ Sud( F. J. HOFFMAN'S. | B bjp.i DRUGS. ■M >dn'£lAL attention given to the purchase gjpd sale of Drugs. The amount sold is tßai t tflin<cient guarantee that the medicines are jHr i~w .nd prices moderate. ■L 0n h >s F. J. HOFFMAN. 10MEMEEHMI Origin of the Hymn 44 Rock of Ages." There is one hymn to be found in nearly every general collection which has been published during the past sixty years, and its general adoption will indicate that it is a great favorite. Whether in the solitude of the study or the loneliness of the forest, in the humble prayer-meeting or in the great congregation, in the social circle or in the Sabbath school, we have, under all these varied circumstances, heard that hymn sung. The first line is, "Rock of Ages, cleft for rue." Ten thousand times has that hymn been sung, and yet probably not one in a thousand has ever noticed the peculiarity of its phraseology. Jesus Christ is here ad dressed as the Rock of Ages. The title is peculiar—it is singular. The expression is not Scriptural; it appears to have been first used in "Songs of Praise to Almighty God," by John Ma son, of Water Stratford. "From ever lasting to e\ erlasting Thou art God," is applied to the Divine Being. Chas. Wesley had, some j T ears previous, pub lished in his volume of hymns one which commenced thus— "Rock of Israel cleft for me," but, whether Mr. Toplady desired on ly to vary the expression by adapth g something of a synonymous term, we are left only to conjecture. The hymn has become a general favorite. Its plaintive words have reverberated in the cloistered cell, in the monastic chapel, in the quiet closet, and in the sick chamber. It has charmed the be liever, in the public service in the great congregation, as well as when sung in solitude by the quiet wayside during an evening walk. The most popular hymns written by Tojdftdy were those he composed in his later years. 44 Rock of Ages" is one of them. Toplady became editor of the Gospel Magazine in 1775, but re linquished that office through illness in 177(3. In that volume "Rock of Ages" first appeared. Its title is, "A living and dying Prayer for the Holiest BcT lievcr in the World." The allusion is to tho idea of progressive sanctitica tion, or christian perfection, held and preached by John Wesley, and Topla dy's evident intention is to render some of the petitions of the hymn un necessary for such persons! The ho liest believer referred to was John W esley, so that this truly fine and sub lime hymn was intended as a carica ture oi John Wesley and one of his doctrines. How wide of the mark has been the result! Most of the versions ot that hymn are both abridged and altered. To what extent those alter ations are carried we give our readers an opportunity of judging, as we here furnish a correct reprint of the origin- j al. It will be seen by comparison, that j words are altered and lines transposed in a mo,-4 unwarrantable manner : "Reck of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee I Let tne Hater and the blood. From thy riven side which flowed, Be of sm the double cure, Cleaase me from its guilt and power. "Not the labors of my hands Can tiulfill thy law's demands. Could my zeal no respite know, CouM my tears forever flow, Ail for sin could not atone : Thou must save, and thou alone. "Nothing in my hand I bring, Snnply to thy cross I cling; Naked.come to thee for dress. Helpless, look to thee for grace; Foul, i to the fountain fly ; Wash me, Saviour, or I die. "Whilst I draw this fleeting breath. When my eyestrings break in death, When I soar through tracts unknown, See thee on thy judgment throne, Rock of Ages, cleft for me. Let me hide myself in thee." THE From Peterson's Magazine for January. Cabbage Soup. —Take tour or five pounds of beef, boil with it some black pepper whole for three hours, cut three or four cabbages in quarters, boil them until they are quite tender, then turn them into a dish, and serve all togeth er. Rice Soup. —Steep some fine rice in cold water for an hour, say four oun ces, then boil; add three quarts of gra vy, a pinch of cayenne, a little salt, and boil five minutes. Egg Sauce. —Boil three eggs hard, cut them in small squares and mix them in good I utter sauce; make it ve ry hot, and squeeze in some lemon juice before you serve it. Veal and Oyster Pie. —Make a season ing of pepper, salt, and a small quan tity of grated lemon peel. Cut some veal-cutlets, and beat them until they are tender; spread over them a layer of pounded ham, and roll them round; then cover them with oysters, and put another layer of the veal fillets and oysters on the top. Make a gravy of the hones and trimmings, or with a lump of butter, onion, a little flour, and water; stew the oyster liquor and WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1864. put to it, and fill up the dish, reserving a portion to put into the pie when it comes from the oven. Apple Tart. —Take some good bak ing apples, pare, core and cut them in to small pieces; place them in a dish lined with puff-paste, strew over poun ded sugar, mace, nutmeg, cloves, and lemon peel chopjied small; then add a layer of apples, then spice, and so on till the dish is full; pour a glass and a half of white wine over the whole, cover with puff paste and bake it. When done, raise the crust, stir in two ounces of fresh butter and two eggs well beaten, replace the crust, and serve either hot or cold. Custard Pudding. —Take a pint of cream, six eggs well beaten, two spoonsful of flour, half a nutmeg gra ted, and salt and sugar to taste; mix them together; butter a cloth and pour in the batter; tie it up, put it into a saucepan of boiling water, and boil it an hour and a half. Servo with melt ed butter. IAIS & SKETCHES THE PHYSICIAN'S STORY. I had been some years engaged in the practice of medicine, in one of our largest cities, beiore I met with any serious ad venture. One night I was returning home, through a lonely, little frequented part of the city, at a late hour, from a patient I had been with since noon of that day, and whom I was now permitted to leave by rea son of a favorable change, I was suddenly stopped in a dark, gloomy, out-of-the-way spot, by a big, gruff, coarsely dressed man. 'Yuu'ic; o Jrotor !' lin both announced and inquired in the same words. 4 I am.' 4 I want you to come with me, then!' he said, in a tone that indicated the matter was already settled in his mind, however it might be in mine. 4 I cannot go to night.,' I answered, with positive emphasis 4 I am all wearied out, and anxious to get home.' 4 les, you doctors are always wearied out when a poor man calls you !' said the fel low, with a threatening growl; 4 but only let some snob's wife's poodle-dog need looking to, and you find your way there at any hour of the day or night. Well, I'm no snob, thank Ileaven ! and I've got mon ey enough to pay your fee. I've tried half a dozen doctors already, and none of them will come—and so, you see I can not let you off.' (But, really ' 'See here, doctor,' interrupted the fel low, producing a knife and flashing the blade by a quick flourish before my eyes, 4 l'm a desperate man, and might be pushed to do a wicked deed. Every man sets a certain value on his own life, and also on the life of his best and dearest friend You know how much your life's worth to you; and I know how much another's life is worth to me; and, 'fore Heaven, I swear, if you attempt to go and leave my friend to die, I'll put this knife into you !' It was an open space where we stood, about half way between two blocks of new buildings that were not yet tenanted. I looked up and down the dark street, but not a soul was in sight. 4 Where do you wish me to go?' I in quired. 4 Oh, down here a piece,' jerking his thumb over his shoulder. 4 Come on, be fore it's too late!' He passed his arm through mine, without so much as ' Uy your leave,' and began to move away, of course taking me with him. 'ls your friend a male or female?' I in quired, pretending to feel perfectly at my ease, though I would have given a year's practice to have beeu safe at home. •She's a woman.' I breathed freer—for somehow I always experienced a degree of security among the opposite sex, even among the depraved and abandoned. 'What is the matter with her, and how long has she been ill?' I questioned. 'About three or four hours ago she gave birth to a child that did'nt live more'n a minute, and since then she's been having fits,' was the reply. 'Was there no physician with her when the child was born?' i inquired. 'No, I could'nt get one to her for love or money. An old woman, a neighbor, came in and did what she could. l)o you think as how you can save her, Doctor?' inquired the man, in a husky tone. 'I cannot say, of course—but I will promise to do the best I can.' 'O, do! do !do ! and Heaven will bless you for it!'he rejoined, in a tone that expressed a more deep and earnest feeling than I had supposed was in his nature. I began to he interested; the man might be better than I had thought; some poor fellow, perhaps, who had been the foot-ball of fortune, and had not received his de serts. 'ls this woman your wife?' I kindly in quired. I believe he heard me; but as he did not answer, I decided not to repeat the ques tion. We soon turned into some small, mean, dark, narrow streets, where none but the poorer class lived. We now walked for ward in silence—the man, who still had hold of my arm, as if he were afraid I might otherwise give him the slip, taking long, rapid strides, and causing me no lit tle exertion to keep step with him. At length he turned into a dark court, where I could see nothing but a few dingy buildings on either hand; and 1 thought, if his object was to rob me, I was completely in his power. At the far end of this court fie stopped, opened a door, and led me up a flight of creaking stairs, where I could see nothing at all. At the top of these stairs we groped our way forward a few f'eet, ard then he opened a door into the room of the patient. The apartment was small and plainly fur nished, with a lamp standing on a little ta ble not far from the bed. An old woman who was leaning over the sufferer, looked quickly and eagerly around at our entrance, and seeing me, exclaimed : 4 ls he a doctor?' 'Yes, yes, I've pot a doctor et last, God be praised, if it ain't too late!' replied the man, hurriedly; adding, almost in the same I breath, 'Mow is she. May? how is she?' The old woman shook her head, and sighed out: | She's had three on 'em since you left, and she's in the fourth now, poor dear!' 'O, my God !' groaned the man, sinking down upon the nearest seat. 'Doctor, you hear! Q, save her! save her!' I hurried to the bed, and found the pa tient in convulsions. The spasms ceased almost immediately, a considerable quantity I ot viscid matter was ejected, and a heavv. snoring respiration billowed. The face was ; flushed, the head hot, and the pulse rapid. 1 decided that she must he bled, and lost no time in opening a vein. I then sent for ice, and applied it in moderation to her head. I remained with her through the : night, and left her at daylight in a tran quil sleep, with directions to be followed in case of a return of the spasms. The man, who gave his name as Ralph \\ agner, came down to the door with me and thrust a half eagle into my hand. 'How is she?' he asked, in a trembling i voice. 'ls she better, can you save her?' 'She is better, I think, and I hope she ; can be saved,' I replied. 'O, doctor, will you come again to-day?' es, this afternoon, toward night, af'rer i I shall have got some sleep and visited some few patients that cannot be neglect | ed.' 'Don't desert us, doctor! for God's sake, don't! fairly pleaded the man, with tears in his eyes. I assured him I would not, gave him my address, and bade him send for me at any time, if a change should take place for the worse. From that night the patient gradually mended, and in the course of a week was out of danger and had her reason. I had seen her every day during this time, and had become not a little interested in her i She was not an ordinary woman. Her age ; I judged to be about twenty five or six, and : her features though marked by suffering, !we e intellectual and still beautiful. lier hair a light brown, soft almost to silkiness, and she had the sweetest blue eyes and prettiest mouth I ever beheld. Her voice, too. had that rich mellowness which so captivates the ear, and her language deno ted education, and her manners refinement. Great was the contrast between this pret ty, delicate flower and the big, coarse fea tured, awkward, uneducated, and I must add, totally unprepossessing Ralph Wag | ner; aDd though 1 fancied I could compre hend how such a man might love her to the whole extent of his rough, course na ture, I confess I was at a loss to account for true reciprocity, if indeed there was such a thing. That his ardent attachment to her might excite some kind of sympathy —some emotion akin to pity, and perhaps gratitude—l thought possible; but that there should exist anything like true, mu tual love, seemed as contrary to the laws of nature as for the doe to love the tiger. And yet how many such incongruities we see paired, if not mated—married by law, if not in spirit. The day that I made what I intended should be my last visit, I found my fair patient sitting up in a chair and crying as it her heart would break. She was alone. ' This is very bad for you to be exciting your nervous system in this manner!' 1 said in a kindly reproving tone. ' Has anything happened too serious lor a little philosophy to master ?' 'Oh, doctor,' she exclaimed, 'lama poor, miserable, heart-broken woman, alone and friendless !' 'Oh, not quite so bud as that, I think !' I answered lightly. ' Where is jour hus band ?' This was the first time I had ever spo ken the word husband to her, and I looked to see if she received it as a lamiliar, un questioned fact. She shuddered and cov ered her face with her hands. ' Did you see in the papers this morn ing,' she sobbed, ' the arrest of a notorious burglar, called Patent Hammersmith V ' I think I did see something of that kind.' ' That was none other but Ralph Wag ner.' E.2WCS3SWST3 ®®S3Fff 9 4 Good heavens, you amaze me!' I cried. ! 4 Your husband burglar?' 4 He is not my husband,'sobbed the poor woman. 4 No V 4 Sit down, doctor, and let me tell you a pitiful story in a few words; arid then, if you can give me any good advice and sym pathy, 1 shall receive it with gratitude; and if you scorn and cast me from you, I j shall only find I was mistaken in suppos | ing you had a heart.' I seated myself and became all attention. 4 1 was reared in affluence,' she resumed, • and for seventeen years was the pride and joy of my fond parents. At seventeeu I ieil in with a man some years older than j myself, whom I believed to be perfection itself. My father knew better, and warn ed me against him. He finally forbade him the house. We corresponded after ward, met clandestinely, and at eighteen I eloped with him. We went, as 1 supposed, to the house of a clergyman, and then set off on our wedding tour. The man I had so wildly loved proved to be a black hearted villain, and soon robbed me of all my money and jewels, and tben deserted me in a strange city, lie afterwards wrote me that the marriage was a sham, and that he had deceived me in that manner in or der to revenge himself on my father for his insuits. 4 A blank followed this awakening from a bright and glorious dream to a reality too horrible fur au ordinary mind to con template. I had a brain fever. I became insane. I returned to reason in a pauper mad house. I got my liberty in rags. I wrote home to my fither the whole truth, and implored him to receive back his poor, wretched, broken hearted daughter. I was a ragged mendicant in a strange city, and God only knows with what intense and fearful anxiety I waited an answer to that letter. I waited days—l waited weeks— I waited months; none ever came. 1 was cast off then—abandoned—ruined for this world and tho next. Oh, the suffering arid degradation I was.compelkd to endure. At last Ralph Wagner offered me his pro tection and his hand. I accepted We were married. He declared he loved me, and certainly treated tue with respect and showed affection". 1 knew not then that he was a house breaker; and when I found it out I asked myself what better wa3 I than he that 1 should leave bin ? So I have lived with him ever since, nearly two years, and now he is arrested, and I im again alone in the world. Sock is my sad history, doctor. Now tell me what to do!' 4 Write again to your parents,' said I; 4 they may not have received your letter, or the reply may have been miscarried.' ' I have sometimes hoped so, and I want VO die in that delusion, if it be one I' she eagerly rejoined. 4 lf I were to get an answer now, that they know my condition and have cast tue off forever, it might craze my brain again. Besides, lam no longer fit to be forgiven and received back among the good again !' 'lt is never too late to repent,' I replied 4 Remember the words of Christ to the men who would have put to death the guilty woman for her crime; 4 He that is without sin among you, let him first ca.-t a stone at her !' We all have our errors and all need forgiveness.' After saying much more of a similar purport, I urged her if she did not wish to write to her parents herself, to give me their address, and let me ascertain in my own way, if they still lived and cared for her. She finally consented, and wrote the address on a slip of paper. I read it, sprang from my seat and looked at her in perfect amazement. I understood it all, but I could scarcely credit my senses. She was my sister's child ! I pass over the scene that follwed this strange discovery. It was all a mistake on her part —her letted had never reached her almost dis - tracted parents, who had long mourned her as dead, or lost to them forever. She went home with me. and remained at my house till her fond and loving parents came to reclaim her. It was a fearful scene of commingled joy and grief when we all met under the same roof; and humbly on our knees we ali thanked God for the wonder ful restoration of the lost one, who was plucked, indeed, as a brand from the burn ing, and saved in body and I trust in soul. Three years alter, Ralph Wagner died in prison, and with him perished one great portion of the guilty secret. I have pur posely concealed all other names—but ray sad story is none the less true. Not Wiman's Steam Gun ! BUT MARKS & WILLIS' STEAM PLASTER MILL! nnilE subscribers have erected a Plaster -®- Mill in connection with their Steam Mill, and are prepared to furnish all who may call on them, at any time, with fine, fresh ground Plaster. They will purchase all kinds of Grain offered, and pay the highest market prices. Flour and Feed, Coal of all qualities and sizes, Salt, Fish, Groceries &c., constant ly on hand and for sale to suit the times. MARKS £ WILLIS. Lewistown, Jan. 15,1562. i i New Series—Vol, XVIII. No. 11. MimMIEOUI The Southern Confederacy. Remarkable Jitter of the Richmond Corres pondent of the London Times—the despair oj the Rebellion ackotnc/io'i/ed — iforthern Faith, and Southern Distrust—The Drink oj Disaster. [Richmond (Nov. 14) Correspon dence of the London Times.] The Confederate Slates are evident ly approaching a stage in this war which will test more than ever the stubbornness and tenacity of their temper and patience, and can only he successfully encountered by a nation al spirit as systematic as it is resolute. Their enemy, with as much pertinacity, and far more sagaoitv. than heretofore, hems in the edges of the "rebellion" on every side, avoids the frequent re currence of pitched hatth s and gener al engagements, pounces with hawk like swoop upon isolated and inade quately supported bodies of men, evin ces possession of admirable secret in formation, keeps the Confederate gen erals constantly on the rack, and, har russed by irruptions ol cavalry, makes his superiority of numbers, and still more his abundance of supplies for horse and man, more and more hit, and finally, in investing the ports of Secessia with a cordon of vessels so numerous as for the first time in thirty months to make access to the Confed erate coast really dangerous and diffi cult. On the other hand, in rebeldom itselt the Federals have a powerful al ly in circumstances which, to my thinking, have from the beginning quadrupled the Confederate task. No one who has been conversant with the North, daring the last two and a half years, can have failed to notice with astonishment the faith stronger than death which the northerners have ex hibited in their "star." their "manifest destiny," their "religion," their Alpha and Omega, their droair of dominion from sea to sea, and (to quote Mr. Ev erett's words) "from the icy polo totho flaming beltot the Eqna'or." No par allel faith has ever been exhibited by the Confederate Slates in their luture. Six great southern victories in the field and three drawn battles, exhausting the nine principal collisions of the war, the entire absence oi any such panic routs as Bull Run or Chiekamauga, the tried ineflicacy of the Federal block ade, the unmolested predatory flight of Alabamas and Floridas at sea, have al together failed to inspire the masses of the South with a tithe of that confi dence in themselves, which neither de feat, nor disaster, nor hope deferred, nor illusions dispelled, have ever shak en out of the Northerners. Deny it who may, there is something sublime in this shadowy earnestness and misty magnificence of north* rn f. ith and self reliance \\ ould that I could seo promise of future and final southern triumph in any corresponding quality of the southern mind! in many lash ions southern unfaith crops up and re coils upon the Confederate Govern ment, making, for instance, Mr. Mem minger's task, though he lakes his stand upon raw material worth sixty or seventy millions of pounds sterling, herculean as compared with Mr. Chase's, who issues vastly larger prom ises to pay on a security of breadstuff exports worth only sixty or seventy millions oi dollars. There are, of course, other reasons to account for the fact that three dollars in "green backs" will buy two dollars in gold, while it re quires thirty paper dollars of the Con federacy to buy a like sum; but the fundamental explanation of thedeerep ancy in value of the irredeemable pa per issues of the two sections lies in the vastly superior faith in themselves of the northern people. For many months we have heard throughout the Confederacy the cuckoo cry, "Do some thing to arrest the depreciation of the currency, or we perish;" but hitherto nothing has been done, and, as is now seen by everybody, we are on the brink of a precipice. Novel Musical Instrument. Dr. Hachenberg, ofSpringfiel 1, Ohio, now of U. S. A. Hospital No. 1, of Nashville, has hit upon an instrument which, as singular as it may seem at first sight, is not the most unpromising one for the general diffusion of a tasto for music, and of an economical enjoy ment of skillful musical telegraph for the purpose of extending music from competent performers into every fam ily as cheaply almost as our gas and water. His mode of applying it is to locate in some central part of the city a musical depot, presided over by some highly skillful performer on the piano or melodeon. To this instrument an electrical attachment may be made to communicate with a thousand other pianos in the city, these again having their own peculiar attachment.—lnde pendent. VV hat soldier just after ~ 7.