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yeti . ) $5, additiona l lines $1 each,
yearly advertisers are ennead tolipurterly changes.
Iv:mina advertisements Maths paid for Madames.
o e mantions of AserodatiOns ; : Commurdoediona
.1 Invited or individual tautest. and notices of Bar
nue. and Deaths. exceeding Aye lines, see charged
TEN mere per line.
The Rreorrnm having a larger circulation than ell
the panne In the courityconatdued. makes it the best
advertising medium in Northern Penneytnnia. '
/On MIMING of every kind. is Plain and Taney
; niers, done with neatness and iakta. HandbMs.
Blanks, Cards, Pamptilete ,
at 111. Statements, Se.
e very variety and style, printed' at the aborted
notice. The Rxrowna Ogles is sell supplied with
rower Presses. a good assortment of new type, iMel
everything in the Printing line can be executed in
the moat artistic manner and at the lowest rata.
TERMS INVARIABLY BASIL
C. M. TINGLEY, Licensed Atte
. 'font,. /lame, Pa. An calls promptly attend
..a Willa /370
1 BLACK, , General Fire, Life,
ft. and Accidental Iniatranet .Agest. 'Mee at.
'I Brown's Hotel. Wysluking. Pa. jai:l2:7o-6m
ROM. SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTER,
Tow:Le4. Sept. 15, 18:10-yr
.13EP 1 VINC r ENT, INSURANt
Al.ENTS..—Office formerly oeenplad by Mere=
Morrow. one door eolith of Ward House.
I. C IMP. maylo27o w. s. wmcErr.
IFOWLER, REAL ESTATE
. DEALIAL No. 160 Waahington -Street. be.
LaSalle and Wells' Streets, Chicago, Illinois.
llNtate purchased and sold. Inveatments made
zo.! Mosey Loaned. fay 10,'70.
DRESS - 11A.KING, PATTERN
17 CUTTING AND FETING in all fashionable
on short notice. ROOMS in Mercur's New
Maat-st., over Porter. k Kirby's Drag Store.
MRS. H. E GARVIN.
i , 73 nla. Pa.. April 13. 1870.
TTAIR WORK OF ALL KINDS,
Fuel, as FANTIVIIES, CURLS, BRAIDS, FRU
ITTS, Ae., madein the best manner and latest style.
at it Ward Hensoßarber Shop. Terms reasonable.
Towanda, Dec. 1..11469.
FRANCIS E. POST; PAINTER,
Towanda. ,Pa.. with ten years experienoe. is cos
fid.nt be can cite tint bed satisfaction to Painting,
firalning,•Staintiag. Glazing. Papering, &c.
va_ Particular attention paid to jobbing to the
TOHN DUN - FEE, BLACKSMITH,
MONROETON, PA., , paya particular attention to
Buggies, Wagons, Sleighs. ka., Tire set and
repairinv done.on short notice. Work and charges
gnlaraiateed satisfactory. 12,15,60.
MOS PENNYPACKER, HAS
again established himself in the TAILORING
hrSINESS. Shop over Rockwell's Store. ;Work of
t very description done in the latest styles. •
Towanda, April 21, 1870.—tf
ERAYSVILLE WOOLEN MILL
Thy nedersinned wonld respectfully annonnce to
l':.. 1 , 111,11 c that he keeps constantly on hand Woolen
c C.saaimeres. Flatineht.'Y'arts, and all kinds at
le.lenale and retail. HAIGH k BEOADLEY,
OH YES,! OH!-AUCTION
A. MOE, Li sea Auctioneer.
kll calla promptly tt endod to and satlstietioli
na-mitee,L Call or address, A. It. Mot, Moaroeton,
county, Pa. 0ct.26, 69.
ki IFFORD'S NATIONAL PAIN
r Killer add Life on, are the Great Family.
-ides that find a welcome in every home as a
n•ret gm - Remedy for more , of the common ilk of
at , than any other medicine in the' market. Sold
i.y .loakra in medicine generally. Manufactured
'r. GITFOrtD. Chicago, pl., had 143 Men et.
,I, , I:NELLSVILLE, N.Y. March 10.'70-6•
S. t jIITSSELL'S
GEI 4 TERAL
I.\st - I:4.VCE AGENCY
M.l,ll.rshir, fee to secure at death $2,000 $lO 00
Annual Assessment.. - .. ... 200
)lortuary Assessment, age from 15 to 55
, 1 10
.". 20 to 45 160
.• ~ .. 46 to 60 210
O.F. JONES,•Wysluslrig, Ps,
~. u, rat Agent for Bradforil county. Local Agents
—: .. .1. 0 Sept. 29.'70.
THE CONTINENTAL LIFE IN-
A_ ...ranee Company of Hartford, Conn. Pay
, nt., and application fnr insurance to be made at
11 , 1 SrEvEses otrice, Hain at., Towanda.
B LACKSMITHI N G !
completed my new brick shop, near my
r - lence on Main-street. I,am new prepared to do
ite. tmusches. Particular attention paid
Irons and edge tools. Having spent many
,rs in tbis community, in Aida business, I trust
be a au ffirent.guarantee of my receiving a liher
-•lareount of the public patronage.
HENRY ESSEN - WINE-
Towaßele, Nov. 3. 18119.—t1
.T. N. DEXTER, Solicitor of Patents,
TIROAF STREET, WAVERLY. N. Y.
.I.4res drawings, specification]; and all papers
• ••.r. lln making and properly conducting Appli•
for PArEnrs in the UNITED STATES 11111013;
Ck.rNtri:s. CIIABLIES IN CrICECC •uL
AND NU ATTOLINEY . I3 TEZTO Iva I.:NTU. PATENT
i• , • rAI,F.II.
STEVENS, COUNTY SUR
vr:Oll, Camptown. Bradt rd Co.. PL. Thank.
14i zo les many employers foriasst patrol:me. would
ffitlly inform the citizens of Bradford County
ht• 1. pr.•p•tred to do any work in hisline of busi
c that may bo entrusted to him. Those having
' would do well to Mere their property
Furroyel before allowinr tbemßelVeli to
by their,neighbors. All work warrant-
so far u the nature of the caw will per.
unpateuted lands attended to as soon as
• ••..7.,Li, are obtained. 0. W. STEVENS.
Tho• subscriber takes this method of Informing the
X 1,1•• ~t To-vanda and vicinity that he has opened
Estabhslopent In Col. Miens' new build-
NO. I.GG MAIN STREET, .
,!.. ...it, Gen. Patton'sl, and that he Is now pre
ptr. 1 to do all work In hie ltrie, !meta aa'CLEINLNG
aL.I cuLORING ladtes'oand gentlemen's garments.
kc., in the neatest manner and on the mod
terms. Glee me a call and examine my
ik. \ ITEN - 11.1" BEDDING.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE
A opened 11 Banking House in Towancla.underihe
~ .aa• of G. F. MASON k CO. a a-
Thy are prepared to draw Bills of Riclunge, and
make collections In New York. Philadelphia and an
.-tons of the United States, as also England, Ger.
awri. and France. To loan money. reoeive deposits,
x.. 1 Lo do a general Banking business.
F. Mason was one at the late firm of Laporte,
,- k Co., of Towanda, Pa., and hie knowledge o f
t h. i.nniness men of. Bradford and adjoining counties
i having been In the banking business for about
years. make this house &desirable one through
to make collections. G. F. MASON,
.1 . ..Ands. Oct. 1. 1R 8. A. 0. MASON.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY,
Ii 11. Mcr._EA.N, REAL ESTATE Atamsrr
/!::able Farms, Mill Prowl:los, City and Torn
otv for lade.
?artier baring property for sale win And it to their
L•lvantage by leaving a description of the same, 'with
rn,,, of sale at this agency, ea parties are constantly
~,, pnriug for farms, &c. B. McXEAN,
Real Estate Agent.
nvor Mason's Banc; Towanda, Pa.
Ell - GOODS 4ND £OIV PRICES
Kr MONr.OETON, PA.
Dealers in Groceries and Provisions, Drugs
, 1•1 Medicines, Kerosene Oil, Lamps. Chimneys,
:•• 4‘. Dye time's, Paints. Oils. Varnisti, Yankee No.
Toh*cco. Cigars and Saud. Pure Wines and
of the best quality, for 'medicinal purposes
Goods Pula at the very lowett.prices. Pre.
4 . :T ` axons carefully compounded at all hours of the
, Y and night Glee us a call.
TRACY & HOLLON
F.`a... nice 24. 1869-Iy.
p R IC E .VST—CASCADE 311T,Ts
" " hundred lbs
" " barrel 890
nasally done at once..as the ca
.,. -..ty of the mill is sufficient !or s large amount of
%rt. i H. B. ECOHA.IIL
o e:uptown, July 21. 1870.
YerVICE is hereby give that theta,
i vartnctsliip •lat Ely Existing wader th silent
or M..xxx.E a Casa:man bas been dissolved by
of - Mr...Manley. Tim boots and amounts
firm are in my bands and meet be settled
oxfowta v:111 be made.
it.tor., Oct. 14.'70. W. R. MANUEL
THE REST PlrnlT JARS IN USE
at ItIcCADE C11:11103.
S. W. .A.I4V0111:5
-:FAMES' AND ,
CoussztLos - AT LAW. TORIZiaI; . •
TUX. FOYLE, ATTORNEY, AT
•V 31 WV; Tainade. - Pa.„ Office with =Mean
Smith, acrath eldeMereue. Block. April 14.10
aEORGE MCMONTANYE, AT
ILA TOWS AT. LAIC Offico:-coraer of lialntand
.Pine Streets, opposite Poiter'S Drug Store. -
V" B. XE . LLY, DENTIST.. OF
• nee over Wickham Elr Black% Towanda. Pa.
May 2d, '7O.
DRS. ELT '&. TRACEY, associate
practitioners. permanently located.Borßoßtoo.
Bradford co!inty. lea. _ roayslo.3m•
DR H. WEST4N;•DENTIST.,-L
Odias in Pattina'a Mock, over Gore's Drug and
Chemical Rom jaa 1, •ea
-LAD lerrotszy AT LAW, TOWANDA.
Booth idde of Uncurl; New Block, up plaice.
April 21. •70—tf.
A B. MoRE AN, • ATTORNEY
AZD 6 01 :71XMLLM AT LIM Tcnnuidi.Pa. Par.
court. inmU . laid to btoduess In the Orptmati
N v IL CARNOCHAN, ATTOR-
NrlT AT Lav,ODistrict Attorney fortDrad.
ford County). Troy. Pa. tolleFttoas =de and PiomPt
-17 remitted. febls.'64—tL
JOHN N. CALIFF, ATTORNEY
£T L&w. Towanda. P. Particulaiatention gtv.
en to Orphans' Court business. Conveyancing and
Collections- iffir Moe at the Register and Becor.
dorm office, south of the Court Howe. .
Doe. 1, 1864.
0 H. WARNER, Physician and
a Burgeon, LeHamill% Bradford Co.. Pa. All
calls promptly attended to. - Office drat door month
of Leßayaville Honor.
dept. 15, 1870.-yr
LII BEACH, M. D.„ Physician
. and SUrgem. Towanda. Pa. Particular atten
tion paid to all Chronic Diseases, and Diseases of
Females. Owe at his residence on Weston street,
east of D'A. Overton's. n0v.11,139.
OVERTON & ELSBREE, Am-
NET'S AS Liar. Towanda. PL. haring entered
into copartnership, offer their professional services
to the ptibt a Special attention given to business
In the Orp 'sand Register's Courts. spll4lo
NLERC:r& • DAVIES, ATTOR
iar um, Towanda, Pa. The tinders's:nd
having associated themselves together in the practice
of Law, offer their profesidonal ao vlees to the public.
LUSHES 11fERCUB.. . W. T. DAVIES.
March 9, 1870.
A. St B. M. PECK'S LAW
Main street, opposite the Court Roam Towanda. l'a.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Offers his professional eon ices to the people of Wy
eluting and vicinity. Office and residence at A. J.
Lloyirs,Sllmech street. Ang.lo,lo
TOIM W. MIX, ATTORNEY AT
LAW. Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa.
GENERAL INSUEAI(CE AGENT.
Particular attention paid te Collections and 611phaus'
Court lumina& Offico—Etercur's New Block, north
aide Public Square. apr. 1. 'SD.
DR DUSENBERRY, would an
nonnee that to compliance with the request of
his numerous friends, he is new prepared to admin
ister Nitreus Oxide, or Laughing Gas, for the, pain
Leftaysville, May 3,1870.—1 i
DOCTOR 0. LEWIS, A GRADII
ate of the College of •Irlsysicians and Surgeons,"
New York city, Class 184 S-4. gives erselnsive attention
to the practips of his profession. Office and residence
en the eastern elope of Orwell illy, adjoining Henry
Howe's. , kin 14, 76(t.
DR. D; D. SMITH, Dentist, has
Purchased G. H. Wood's_ property. between
Mercutoirßlock and the Elwell House, where he bas
located his office. Teeth extracted without pain by
use of Ras. Towanda. Oct. 20; 1070.—yr.
VI well-known house, having recently, been refit
ted and supplied with new furniture, will be found I
pleasant retreat for pleasure seekers. Board by the
week or month on reasonable terms.
E. W. NEAL, Prop'r.
Greenwood, April-20, 1870.—tf
WARTILHOUSE, TOWANDA, PA.
On Main Street, near the Cote. Hansa.
C. T.. SMITH, Proprietor.
tedJL on the north-west corner of Main and Elizi
beth streets, opposite Bryant's Carriage Factory.
Jurymen and others attending court will IsPoot.
ally find it to their advantage to patronize the Taro t ,
penance Hotel. S. M. BROWN. Propr.
Towanda, Jan. 12. 1870.—1 y,
IN CONNECTION WITH THE BAKERY,
Near the Court/louse.
We are prepared to feed the hungry at all times of
the day and evening. Oysters and Ice Crew:li in
March 30. 1870, D. W. SCOTT k. CO.
- L - I,LWELL HOUSE, TOWANDA,
JOHN C. WILSON
Having leased this House, to now ready to accommo
date the travelling:public.- •Ico pains norexpenso will
be spared to give satisfaction to those who may give
him a ea&
WBorth side et the public squire, east of afer- .„
cur's new block.
R MSEERFIELD CREEK HO
Having purchased and thoroughly refitted this old
and well-known stand. formerly kept by Sheriff Orif.
fie, at the mouth of Rummerfleld Creek, is ready to
give good accommodations and satisfactory treatment
to all who may favor him with a call.
Deo. 23, BGB—tf.
M . BAIST P
T S 0 HO R USE IN TOWANDA,
ote! having been throughly fltted Proprieto r. and re
paired. and tarnished throughout with new and elf,.
gant Furniture, will be open for the reception of
guests, on SATIJADAY, MAT 1, 1869. Neither expense
nor pains has been spared in rendering this House
a model hotel in all its arrangements. A superior
quality Old Burton Ale, for invalids. Just received.
April 28. 1869.
. BRIDGE STREET, TOWANDA, PA.
Thie,Llotel having been leased by the subscriber,
Las been repainted, papered, and refurnished
throughout, with new Yurnituri4tedding, kc.
Table will be supplied with the -best the market af
fords. and the Bar with choicest brands of Ltspaors.
This house now offers the comforts of a home at
MODIMATE PRICER. Jurymen and others attending
Court. will find this house a cheap and comfortable
place to stop. Goad stabling attached. sug,lo,lo
NEW PLANING ItTTJd
MATCSILNG. RE-SAW:MG, MOLDINGS.
At the old Auld of 11. 11. Ingham's Woolen Factory
and flaninfll, In ••
CAMYTOWN, PEN.N . A.
A HEAVY SIX ROLL PLAN.NG ANL, MATCHING
in charge ct an exporters:ed . lileeliania and builder.
the public may expect a
GOOD JOII t ETEIVZ- MIK
From the meat enlargement of tidewater power.
work con be done at all ReILIOIIII of the year and anon
ae sent in. In connection with the eaw.mill wean
able to famish bine at sawed Dauber to order. •
Camptciwn, May 13, 1830.-47
The Fall Term will commence on the first Mon
day of Septemlber.llB7o, and continue 12 weeks
TERMS—For Common $4 00
For Higher Ei3glish and Classics... . .. 500
• •-•-•-" DAVD
PO THE LAD7S AND CHlLD
xelr MILLINERY ANN DRESS AND CLOAK
I MAKING ESTABLISHMENT. •
PAT17:13711 07 ALL MEE LATEST SITU.. •Z .
gOOMiI ot - CT Post Offlce—lira. Hoyi.• old stand.
MBEI. MARY A. WthENER,
Athens, Dec. 20, DM.. Agelth
AA FULL ASSORTMENT OF
Duro and CANNED nom, at
Marcb 10, Ha LONG & KEELER N.
'lint; GEM FRUIT JARS; THE
art" whelessbi and retell.
July I. WWI i MU
11. G. GOFF, .o:9prktur
7` r*tt.4;:kft . it
IP WE iivotris):"
wi Would tint cheek the speaker, - •
Winn be Soils .a neighbor's fame, ,
we wated but help the erring
Ere we utter words of blame ; '• ' •
If we-would, how many might we
Turn from paths of sin and shame.
• • .]
the wrong that might lie righted
If we would but Roo the way 1
Ah, the pains that might be ligliton
Every hour iind every day,
If we would but hear the pleadingse.
Of the hearts that go'astray.
Let us step outside the stronghold
• Of our selfishness and pride ;
Let ua lift ourfainting *ethers,
Let us strengthen ore we chide;
Lotus, ere we blame the fallen,
Hold a light to cheer and guide
hoW blessed--ah, how blessed
Earth wound be, if we but try '
Thus Wild and right the weaker,
Thus to'cleck each brother's sigh; ;
Thus to' walk in duty's pathway
To our better life on high.
In each life however lowly.
There are seeds of mighty good;
80, we shrink from sounds appalling
With a timid," If we could ;"
But God, who judgeth all things,
Knows the truth is "if we would."
DR. SPENCER'S CRIME.
I was sitting alone in my:, office,
half dozing over an interminable ar
ticle on defective nutrition in the
last Medical Review.
The fire in the grate was low, the
night was stormy, and the clock was
on the stroke of eleven. I *as just
about to turn off the gas and retire,
for being a bachelor I slept in a
room connected with my office, when
there was a pull at nij bell.
I started up suddenly, for this was
something new. Middlebury was a
decorous sort of place, and people
usually managed to be taken sick at
Old Mrs. jOome had been threat
ening to die for the past five • years,
and at every visit I paid her she in
formed me solemnly that when the
decieive momet did come she desired
me to be present. But as nothing
ailed the old lady beyond now and
then indigestion from too much high
living, I had never yet been called
upon to be present at her death.
New, I . though, it must be that
Mrs. Jerome is going.
I took up my night-lamp and went
to the door.. 4 str o n g gust, of wind,
sleety wind, nearly extinguished the
light, Lint shading it with my hand I
dimly discerned the fOrm of a wo
"Come in," said I; holding open
the door, but , she declined with a
- gesture of impatience.' - •
"You must come out," she replied
in a sharp, imperative tone,t" and be
quick about it."
I put on my overcoat without de
mur, locked the surgery door, and
stepped out into the storm. As I
did so, the woman laid - a firm hind
on my term, and putting her face
close to Mine, said:
"Dr. Lockwood, can you keep a
" I think so, madam."
"Is,this secret of yours of prpfo-
sional character ? That is, is`
anything you wish to confide to me
as a medical man?"
"Very well„then, I swear it . "
"That is right. A man respects
an oath, though why he should, is a
a mystery, since most men's mouths_
are running over with*them."
" Whither are you taking me, and
for what purpose
" To Clifton House, to see the mis
I started. Clifton House was the
old mansion recently taken by - Dr.,
Spencer, a stranger to every one in
Middlebury. Spencer was tall, dark,
rather distinguished looking man,
who had hung out -his sign n_ the
villiage only a few doors above mine,
but as yet he had got no practicii.
He was unsocial in the extreme.
He avoided his neighbors persist=e
ently, and when he did speak he was
not likely to attempt prolonging the
He had a wife, it is said, but no
,one ever saw her. - She was an inva
lid; and a Miss Melrose—a friend of
the family—presided over the estab
lishment, and sat at ;the head of the
Miss Melrose .vas very beautify!' ,
and won the admiration of all
visited at Clifton House, k ei
grace of manner and fasel.,..,ting
"As we walk along," said my com
panion, "let me'explaiu to you just
what it is necessary you should
know. My mistress is ill."
"I beg your' pardon—is it Mrs.
Spencer or Miss Melrose ?"
She laughed bitterly.
" Miss Melrose ! I would stab her
to the heart sooner than *n her for
a mistress! 'My mistress is alady;
noble, loyal and of gentle *birth. It
is an honor to auy one to serve my
" And she is ill? How lons since?"
" Ever since she married him—
curse him !" she muttered in a fierce
undertone; "but I must not get ex
cited. I must tell `my story, or rath
er hers. Two years ago, through
the desire of her dying father, whom
she loved passionately, Alice Hem
don became James .Spencer's wife.
Before that she was a healthy, bloom
ing girl-n-immediatelirtifter the mar
riage she began to fall. Do you see
tinyihag singular in that, sir?" she
Let me enlighten you further. Dr.
Spencer at one time was engaged to
Miss Lucille Melrose, but he broke
the engagement, and married my
mistress instead. Miss Melrose was
poor as Job's turkey; Miss Herndon
was an heiress. And Dr. Spencer
was deeply in debt and hard pressed
by his creditors. Do you see any
thing: singular in that ?"
• "Perhaps, .Go on."
"When my / inistres married Spen
xer she was/only seienteen, and she
;had bees tightto obey her father
in everything. She was agaßtle af
TOWANDA; piAprourcCOUNTY,`TA., 4CT6iEt::*lg7oY,
fectionati child, and; it would have
been easy for Spencer to have won
her lave. But he did not care for
that, it was her 'money he wanted.
It paid his debts, it bought him fast .
horses, it set his table with costly
dishes, and it put it in his power to
keep Miss Melrose robed - like a
queea. all this' time my mis
tress has been slowly but Surely fail
ing. And look you, Dr. Lockwood,
I believe that she is not dying of
disease, but Of—" She lowered her
voice a whisper , as she spoke- the
word, "POISON r
"Impossible!" • This is' a grave
" Of poison given her by her hus
band, who at her death will have
sole control of all her property, and
be free to marry '
Him Melrose !
There is no time. to explain , to you
in detail theorte-thousand-and-one
circumstances which have led me to
this belief, for we are - almost at the
door. It is never the case that both .
Spencer and Miss Melrose are out of
the hedge at the same time, or I
should have called anotheri . physician
before; but to-night they are called'
away by the death of Miss Melrose's
sister, and will not be back until to
morrow. With the consent of my
mistress I came for you, and oh, Dr.
Lockwood, pray you save, my dear
mistress! I nursed her when her
mother died and her a helpless
infant—all through" her babyhood
and her innocent youth she was like
an own child to me! and now to see
her fading hourly before my eyes !
Good heaven! if I knew beyond
doubt that he was guilty, his life
should pay the forfeit I"
I was already beginning to feel a
strong interest in this Mrs. Spencer,
although I had never seen ther, and
began to take it fOr granted that she
was a much abused woman, and like
her old nurse I was inclined' to feel
a keen animosity for Dr. Spencer, as
a man who had inflicted serious
wrongs upon a defenceless woman: _
Mrs. Spencer received me in her
chataber. It was on the second
floor, and was furnished with exquiro,
ite elegance. Everything in the
room bespoke the taste and delicacy
of the occupant. The warm air was
fragrant with the faint odor cf helio
trope, and glancing around I saw
thapurple bloskoms and greenleaves
in an alabaster case on the ledge of
the south window.
She was a woman, who, once seen,
could never be forgotten. I have
met in my life many beautiful wo
men, but never one so lovely.
She was tall and slight, with pure
ly oval face, large, liquid eyes, and a
dash of hectic in her cheeks, which
is never seen in any person's counte
nance while in perfect health.
She received me as I now know
- she " did everything; gracefully, and
though there was a slight embarrass
ment in-her manner when I spoke of
illness, she answered my profession
al inquiries without hesitation. As
for 'myself, I laid wide all false deli
cacy, and questione.d her plainly as
to her , symptoms.. Mrs Hurd, her
nurse, remained in the room, and
added many little important items of
- When she spoke of her husband it
was with a hopeless..badness which
- distressed me greatly , :
Not a breath of suspicion against
him in her answersio my questions,
and I felt sure that at present she
knew nothing of what Mo. Hurd
.had such serious apprehensions.
Was glad that it was se, for with her
finely strung organism it might have
produced serious results.
I made my examinatiiin of the-pa
tient as close as I could, and dreyr
my own conclusions. I could have
sworn ; that Mrs Spencer daily swal
lowed' arsenic. in small quantities, as
the deadly drug was telling' feaxfsdly
upon a constitution never *veryi;yo
She said in answer to my ques
tions, that she had had no physician
except hei4husband. He had thought
himself better acquainted with her
case, and, therefore, better qualified
to treat it. He hover left medicine
with her to take; he' always brought
it himself fresh from his office, and
administered it personally.
There was little enough that I
could do in such a case. Anxious to
do everything, the very circumstan
ces of the affiair left me nearly pow
A charge of such a grave nature,
of course, I could not make against
Dr. Spencer with the amplest proof
If I hinted a suspicon every pne
would at once set it down to profes
sional prejudice; and if I could not
..I*-stantiate my statements, the doq
could make me pay den* 6r
ach a slander uttered against him. -
The only dependence seemed to
Mrs. Hard. To her I unbosom
ed myself freely. I told her, with
out reserve, that I believed Dr. Spen
cer was killing his wife by slow poi
son, and besought her to be Constant
ly_on the watch to- save the victim,
and to discover some proof by which
we could fasten hiigailt upon hint.
She smiled grimly, and promised
obedience. I gave her a powerful
antidote for the poison I suspected
and went home, strangely perturbed
and anxious in, mind. I did not
sleep that night: and all the next
day I was in a high fever* of excite
ment. A ring it the _bell made me
tremblei step on the gravel out
side mioffice stopped my breath. 1
hardly knew what I l eipected to hear
and yet felt sure that befere I slept I
should hear something. And now I
must tell the storias it was told me.
Dr. Spencer returned home the
'rooming after the: visit to Clifton
Howie. He looked wretchedly, the.
old Nurse said, and appeared unusu
ally gloomy and fdepressed. Miss
Melrose came with him, and was de
corously sad over the death of her
sister. AVonien_Of her stamp alinye
mourn, to perfection. They never,
overdo nor underdo the thing as wo-
Inert with feelings are likely to do. .
Dr. Spencer came at once to his
wife's chamber. He thought she
looked ill, and prescribed a., cordial
at once, saying he would go and fetch
" You are always ordering cordials
for her," said Mr& Hurd, musingly.
Whrbot - take soinethiug yourself ?
You look like a ghost!"
He eyed her keenly, but Feplied,
composedly: 6 • •
~R~ , ,, , _
zr aulimalle torNatvialunoit" "sine QtrArga,->
I think lirill take,'ll4llo of the
cordial inra4f; rot I di) notfeetvite
well. Alicia, 44, &41'1 bring -it
here and drink 'your' keel* r
Mrs. 'Sfiencer tanned sadly in as
sent—she never diquited herAtis
band—and he 'went ont. Presently
he-returned with two glasses.. Both
contained liquid, - colorless - and in=
odorous. Mrs.-Hilid was iiateking
him with her heart in her thmatt
for, as she , told me, she felt
decisive moment had -come. There
was something in the gray.pallor on
the doctor's mid face that told her
of a desperate purpose in thn man , s
soul. He lifted the glass on the
right of the tray, and gave it to his
"Drink it, dear,' he said, ."it is ._a
panacea for all evils. I - also, amo
ing to take a glass_ of it!" and he
pointed to the still on the y.
_ Mrs. Spencer accepted it, and was
puttin; it to her lips _when Mrs.
"H you will bring a, tumbler of
water, doctor; Mrs. Spencer coin.,
plains th_iit the cordial leaves a 'bad
tastirin her 'Month.. And my old
bones are otrhaumatism that
it kills me to go down stairs." ".
The doctor, turned and bent on
her a look as if he would 'read her
through and through. But she kept
her face impassive. If be 'kid any
Buvscions, her manner quieted them
and putting down 'the glass, he left
the room. ' 4
,Then Mrs. 'Hurd changed the posi
tionsof the kliuifes., _ _ , _ _____
'lirlien he came bail'', an d he was
absent only a moment, the nurse
stood just where he had.left her, and
Mrs. Spencer was lyingack in her
chair vtith closed eyes. Again he
lifted tide glass; this time it was the.
one he had designed for himself, Und
placed it at the lips of his wife. She
drank the contents, swallowed the
water he had brought her, and
thanked him in her sad, sweet way.
" Now for my , own cordial,", said
he, with affected gayety. "I indulge
myself iksomethitig a little stronger,
and, as he spoke, "he tossed off the
mixture. . ,
"It made me stone cold to my
fingers' ends to see him do it," said
Mrs. Hurd, in relating the circum
stance to me; " but Heaven is •my
witness I felt not a single twinge of
conscience. I argued like this, if it
was a simple cordial as he said,• it
would dO him .no harm. If. it was
pOison, his blood would be on his
He went to bed a half-hour, after
ward, complaining of fatigue. In the
morning they found him dead !
L was called to the post mortem
examination, and we discovered in
the stomach . of the deceased a suffi
cient quantity of one of the deadliest
poisons known to modern science to
kill a half dozen men. • "
My brother physicians agreed that
the man was insane, and had proba
bly takenAhe drug in one of his un
settled fits of mind. I did not dis
?pate them, but, even- before Mrs.
Hurd told me her story, I- had my
own theory in regard to his death.
There was no pa is exposure, how
ever. Mrs. Hurd and I agreed that
it would benefit no one to make the
wretched affair public, and wel kept
our own counsel.
Miss. Melrose, in spite of my con
viction that she had been an active
party to the conspiracy against Mrs.
Spencer's life, I could not help pity
ing. Such a miserable, Worn,. and
haggare face as hers I have ' never
seen, and when they burie& Dr.
Spencer, she was confined to her
chamber with brain fever.
I attended her in that illness, but
though she recovered her health, she
was never'herseif again. She was a
harmless maniac, whose delight was ,
in gathering flowers and decorating
the dcietoes grave with them.
She . ; is living still, and she still
gathers flowers and lays them on
that grave, singing to herself, mean
while; a sort of low incantation,
which no one ever pretends to under
Not until Mrs. Spencer had been
many years my wife, and faithful
Mrs. Hurd slept under the violets,
did Allicia ever know of the perfidy
of her husband.
MARVELS: OF --MEMORY.
The following example of the mar
vels of memory would seem entirely
incredible had they not been given
to lie upon the highest authority:
Cyrus knew the name of each 84-
dier in his army. It is also related
of Themistocles that he could can by
name every citizen of Athens, altho'•
the number amounted to 20,000.
Mithridates, King of Pontes, knew
all his 80,000 soldiers by their
names. Scipio knew all the inhabi
tants of Rome. Seneca complained
of old age because luy.could not as
formerly repeat two thousand names
in the order in °which they were read
to him; and he stated that on one
occasion, when at his studies, 200
unconnected verses having been re
cited by the different pupils of his
preceptor, he repeated them on a
reversed order, proceeding from the
last to the first. • Lord Granville
could repeat, fixmlegizaiing to end,
The New Testament in the original .
Greek. Cooke, the : tragedian, is
said to have committal to memory
all of a large daily newspaper. Ra-.
tine could recite all the tragedies of
Euripides. It is said That George
111 never forgot a face b e hal o n c e
seen nor a name he had ever heard.
Mirandola wont commit tontemory
the contents of a book by reading it .
three times„ and could frequently re
usat'the words backward as well as
forward. Thomas Cramner commit
ted to memory in three ,montlis an
entire translation of the Bible. -
Euler, the mathematician could re
peat the Lucid, and Leibnitz, when
an old man, could recite the whole
'of Virgil, word for word. It is said
that Bossuet could repeat, not only
the whole Bible, but all Of Hother,
Virgil and Horace, besides many
Other works.--0/imr Optic's Maga
"How is it, my dear," inquiled s
a school mistress of a little girl, "that you do
not nederstsnd this simple thing r I do not
know, indeed," she answered, with i perplexed
look; but I sometimes think I have so many
ithia. to learn ;h1 I hoe no time to nuke
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• :it ms: c S. cit . : t• ' co.
A corre*pondent of - the Richmond
fDispalch;`Writing front Iluoltineumi •
county:onthe 10th inst., says: •
• •; , 7 In the case of
the 'drown*** 'Were petitliarly .
touching,, *id asimmple :reeftillOt , the
factsinukt awaken: thelivelieet-Arytn:
path*, itt,everY heart not` 'altogether
lout to a 'gamma emotion: t)seenut
that. a. Mr.• JOnesif'i person Ilirimutme
abonkfoity years' of aim iesideit-ap-1
on. a , piece oflowegrotmds the
lands of 'Mr: some 7 tour'
miles abii e' New Market. .1; He had a
who and "two little childist—onean.
infant about two years old, -the _other
abOut His niece=-.n-young and
beatitiful girl' Of seventeen-4%lrue
Wright; Baas on a *it to hie house. -
It appears from the account of the
survivors diet -, they - were aroused
about 4' o'clock . itthe morning:: by.
the rash Of =the Wat,ers,', and awoke
only to find 'escape, impossible. f. The
house was surrounded, and in a few
moments , was swept sway lty,the tur
bid and angry current, They -were
hurried along some. two or.. three
Miles, when 'they came in sight: Of
the - dam' across the • river at-' Near
Market.. Knowing that_ his house
would be crushed to atomk.and. his
- family probably lost, this unfortunate
man scud .to' his well beloved wife :
" My wife, we ate probably .
There is barely. a chance of , our res
cue. .I shall undertake.. tee swim _ -to
the shore, and meet_y_O • •
; with ti raft or" canoe,if possible.
,It incur only chance." H She and.his
niece, in agonizing tones, begged bin'
to desist, knowing thatle was not
good swimmer; but , he fondly pm,
braced them, and sprang from a win
dow and struck out gallantly for the
shore: • Her swam only. :short
twice, when his strokes grew fainter,
andlaintor, and he sank, to rise no
more. His family were in sight; and
as he had Predicted,. the: house ; was.
crushed and. torn to 'pieces. by.. the
concussion* the , dittn... - • • • -
With high and noble heroisni : and
true motherly devotion,. Mrs.4onee
clasped both of her children to, her
bosom andmatik with.-, them,
she rose it seems that she: .placed
them on the roof of the houseoround
which iras' a sort of-halustrade,
succeeded herself in getting upon a
floating , log, as alma did Miss Wright.
They were all • washed=: off .toiatkeri
but Mrs. J. become, entangled, : with
a tree, -and ,the children : . and
Wright-swept' past her. Ten miles
below Miss Wright was seen aliuging
to thelog, her flowing hair 'wet with
spray,. and as she passed Mr.. H., in
despairing tones she asked, " Whet
shall I dodo be saved?",. He told her
to cling to the log; that he waepow- ,
erleis to assist her: A. few mihntei
later she passed some other. persons,
who told her to call for a Mr. Wright
a lock-keeper at Willow Bank, about
a mile below; but he, too, was pow
erless. She rent the air with. pierc- -
ing shrieks, and the last - that - wail
seen of her was at SycaMore Wand,
opposite the' house of , year anyes
pondeht, where the rapids soon Sub
merged her frail support, and she,
too, went to the voiceless shore.
All acounts :agree in representing
her as having been a lovely and
beautiful girl, full of life and hope,
and tears have more than once'rtuili
ed unbidden to my - eyes as I looked
upon her grief-stricken father, as he,
time and again, examines the themes
of the river, on my premises in a vain
search for her body.
But the most piteous of all' was
the sight of the .twO little children,
who, when_they passed -the p ersons'
mentioned above, held out their little
bands in , mute but . eloquent, suppli
cation. .Their little faces Were- tear-.
less but blanched with woe. MoCli=
oil with treacherous hope, the yoUng;
eat started towards them and le%
when the other '
- a mere baby L:ahnost
himself, caught. him and held him.
No sound escaped their lips, but the .
persons who saw them will never for
get their sad and piteous looks and
their outstretched handsin silent but
touching appeal •fOr rescue. Brats
men who - had seen and felt all the
multiplied horrors of civil war, bow-
ed their heads and. wept - like chil
dren, and looked with horror upon
the angry waters, which claimed such
' victims as these to its merciless fury.
The last that was seen of the poor
little infants was at the_head of Syc
amore island, when they, too, went
down in tie rapids, and the dark and
fearful element closed over them for
ever. Fortunately the mother with
spired a sight of this last •scene,' be
ca%tse it was some time before she
became disentangled from the tree
and debris above. Probably about
twenty niinntes later she was seen to
pass, watched with anxious eyes by
persons on the bank. She -was seen
Whe' she reached- the - head-of the
island tospring at.sxactly the proper
moments of time upon' a, stationary
hammock, from which she got:to a
tree, and citing to its branches. Here
she remained for twelve hours, when
she was gallantly rescued-by James
Wright, a lock-keeper.
The other family consisted of Mr.
and Mrs. Woodson and their child .
and nurse. They were in a freight
boat, of which he was captain, and
were swept over the dam at New
Market. His boat was crusLed to
pieces, but in the moment of peril he
seized a hatchway, and placed 'upon
it his wife, child and nurse. Almost
immediately the nurse fell off in her
fright - taking the child with her. The
mother shrieked, " Oh, save my
child !" And with .the noble self
sacrificing devotion of a trim woman,
she spreng into , the water <in a vain
and hopelesseffoit to rescue the dar
ling of her bosom; All were lost ex
cept the husband; who was power
less to assist his family. The bodies
of Mrs. W. and the nurse have
since been found. A boat without
rudder or paddles was. seen to pass,
also, with three inen, Tfho eta like
statues, and drifted hither and
thither by' the merciless curkent.
'They- appear,e, dto ha re given up" all
hope, and in probability : were
soon wrecked said lost. Their names
It is a calunitl, Mr. Editor, vihich
will never be forgotten by those who
witnessed it-,,the effects of whi ehl
belong felt in our beautiful valley.
For four hundred- miles everything
.. . ~ . ,
I #lo o3 4iinvePt: ariYr-70or#, * ll lg,
oat tobaiect i , and in fact tlun
upon „IrlOr - we relied, for itiiiiort.
i of 04Xi t, .18 JO .
:b0 'cOrinted not by, thinsainda,, Int by
Them ; Lp hundreds of
pe446 ,- tediced.. to not 'abject
, . to -stariabon,
andlike nothing to turn to bitit: lo3
-c9 l 4o** B 0t!k14_4 1 0 3 , :1 10 4; •
itv'erder to'preve that 'almost any
dreainian - `,"Wibb'toletibli certainty,
beleidted **pia classes of stim
itlente,:l4.' Manrriansed'es: aeries of
Capernnentiito be "rierforix on him
Self Wheinsleep;"which afforded yen ,
' First'eSperitnent-'•-lie catisedhim=
self to be tickled with' a feather on
fie'hps and; the `inside of the
nestles; }lB - dreatned 'that ,he , was
- Subjected to - a linirible'punishinent.
A meek of pitch was applied tc
face 'anti then.torn roughly off,:raEng
witlirit4he skit' _of his lips; 11641 and
&emud experiment—A' air of
tiveizer's was held at a little, digance
froin 'l6 ear: and struck with a pair
of scissOr*. He dreamed that he
heard the ringilg of bells. cl.. This was
soon converted into the tocsin, and
this suggested' the • days of Sane,
Third experiment-" r -A bottle of can
de col. .e was held to hie nose. .He
dreame. that was iii a er's
perfum . of the
'East; and he dirsained - that he wasin
Cologno, tbe'shop of Jean Marie
Fauna. Mink surprubg.kidlentures
nceirmul therg, the ` ff i which
were forgotten. : . • -
Fourth everiment-;-A burning
lueifer. match Iva/ to his
nestrihr', He dreamed that he wee
:(the wind was g in
through the windows), and - that the
'magazine in the veiselllew •ap.
Fifth experiment--He wits'alightly
vinehed on the nape of the - neck. 'Se
dreamed that, s b&ter was . apph - ed.
And this brought the recollection of
ri physician who had treated him in
his Whim. -
A pima of red-llot - iron was held
close enough to'him to communicate
a slight sensation of heat
dreamed that robberi'lcad got into
the house and iretV 'timing the in
mates, by,putting. their feet to the
fire, to reveal where their money
was.. The idea of the' - robber 'sug
gested thathf Ifirie. d'Abrintes, who
he supposed, had taken him' for her
secretary, and in whose memoirs he
had read some account of bandits..
'Seventh RipenMent—The word
parafrgaramus was pronounced in his
ear. He understood nothing, and
awoke with the recollection of a very
vague dream.. The word mamas was
net used many. time& He dreamed
of different subject& but heard a
sound like the hurnrairig of bee&
several days , after,. the 'experiment
was repeated with the words Azor,
Castor Leonora. On awakening, he'
recollected that he had heard - the
last two words, and, had , attributed
them to one of the persons.irho had
conversed with him in -,his dreani:
Eighth experiment—a drop of wa
ter was allowed to- fall on his, fore
head. lie dreamed that be Was in
Italy; that he Was very' Warm, and
that he was drinking the wine of Or
vieto. - '
Ninth experiment r ,A. light, stir rorinded by, apiece of`red paper, was
repeatedly placed before his eyes.
He dreamed of 'a tempest and light.
ning, ithiCh Eig:eisted the remein
branceot a storm he had encounter
ed in the English •Channel in going
from lklerlaix. to Havre.
,observations are very } in
structive, inasmuch as they show
cOnclusively that one very important
class of our. *tains is due to our
bodily sensations.—Once a Week.
talEr TOUR WAY UP.
The :many -who have taken the
world rough and tumble are, prone
to envy those who-roll throughit in
cushioned ; vehicles and on patent.
springs % The' toiler as he stumbles
through, its thorny thicketi, and
Climbs over its foot-blistered gravel,
is apt to complainUf being placed on
such a hard road, and sigh fora; seat
in, one of the 'splendid elopiipages
that glide so Smoothly: over fortune's'
macadamized turnpike. Born with
a pewter spoon in his mouth, he
'covets.. the silver • one which is the
birth-gift of his doniithingnekfhbor.
Occupation is-the et. immediate jewel' .
of fife. It is tine that riches are no
bar to exertion. Quite e reverse,
when,their use s are prop th trly under
stood', But the diacordented worker
*about: being:willing to `work ler it,.
regarda the idleness in 'which wo'd
• enable him to love as the acme of
tewporial happiness„ He • has no
idea of Money as a motive to be ap
plied to enterprises • which mei .
healthful cmployment: to mind and
body. All that he deeires is to lead
a featherbed. life, loaf luxurionsly.
We' have no sympathy With'• such
Bei/sin - ins longings. People who in
-aulge in them never. tscquiriiv.wealth.
Theylack energy to break their` way
to - the :worldly independence for
which they yearn and whine. - They
do not kriow how much more glen
pits it is to tear affitilince frOm oppets-,
ing fate by main strength of wM and
inflexibility Of purpose than to4e-
Ceive it as a Rind falL There is in
definitely more satisfaction in eon
%wan' g • a fortinn With brain and
mnscle than. ever was experienced by,
a "luck heii . " in obtaining a golden
store that some thri ft ier' hand. 'had
"Thavo just met 'your old. acquain
tance, Di!Oh'? said in Irishman to his Mend,
"and was sorry to see he was always .shrtink•
away to nothing. You are thin and lam thin,
but ha is thinner than both of us put together.
-•, • • .
. Tax biography of a western Sena
tor cloaca in the following style: "He cannot
propel himself through the 'Muddy pool' of
of polities at a higher, rate of speed than that
of a rudderless pollywog through a kettle of
A quaticamr. cotemporary says, the
!Pm4ti might to make a pledge not to kW. a
luau who ant tobacco; and iivoiskl sows break
up the practice. Mcleod of atm says: "They
ought also to_pledge themselves to kiss- every
man that don't use ir—stia wo go for thattoo.
Lon= of tobaceik in now deify.
"to/ ”T"bacceThailcV and the gratification
of their taste in this raped, tibia Ignorant
pimple call " °harrier or "iasokie*L hence.
rogth to Po kIFIU as! !IttigicrOiagoiam:' .
''. T .t Il r :1. ~-2,- 'il..- 'i,-;:e:
..-, • 1
,1 I , ..,,
~,.._.- " •::1 ! ,-,,,i-,..,-,,
1 1,--'H ter. -- --- • -
"Docd-Ibbnoodeltle eon, •
'Papa ten= ; *Whs. •
41 1 tee—tero Ems ee eV." -
I flood: for ennui* en ee day."
And rd wrliFeetone et*,
felt of mischief, love and fon;
0004 to gm =beau vii#4Jox
91n. &fling titan
,tdue.4 7 «ux v
Good to clutter up the roots;
Good to ride SIM& the broom;
(hood to tip my basket Wee
ePxkle stmt the door;
Good to poll the baby's WTI
Aid make s bone of every &sir,
(hood to tumble on the gloorN aor
And Ant poor_Angers ;
Goo;dtnWear out ttle Shoos;
• And namnia's waz and thimble kao;
*ea "am. dii l Pee spec to . bide*
- Andpn his lootto!' take $ yide;"
: Good when het maims to idayi
Tops the gate and-rim away;
Good to watch' for "papa tam;
And dap woe hands.when he gets home;
Good to climb uponbit knee, .
"And Lash and shout with boyish glee
wearied auk with plan
Year head cii manualap
Quite ieidy , now to bo utulreised,
And in her arms be lulled to red
By stories, ; which 'yon like ea well,
Of "jack . and GiU,"snd ding - don bell;"
Chad, ere piddling - down tcreleip I
To pray the Lord your soul to keep:._
Good to ward* with dah
And fold your little bands and say:
Dod do bleu thy deli mamma,
Ify baiy deter, and rips;
And lute Wilie,too, I Away, ,
And teep us safe froo•ont.theday."
• good for many things thou art,
Onr bonny boy with blitbewitne heart,
Oar boy with may a winsome way,
Miabip and ,prank and merry play;
Our " dood-for-nossin :ittle son,"
As paps_eaUs you; for ram"
SEEP, FLINIrING, APOPLEXY.
When a man .is asleep his pulse
beats-and his lungs play, but 'Leib§
without .sense, and you can easily
wake him up. -
If a • person "faints," he too is
without sense, bat he has no pulse
and does not breathe.
)iceplezyin between the ball; the
. lungs play is in
sleep, and theip' 18 no sense, a in
fainting; but you can't shake. I the
mini back to .
In sleep the . face is natural.
In.a hunting.fit it - his the pallor
of death— -
In apoplei? it- is "swollen,
and fairly livid: •
. If a mania inaleep let: him alone,
native . will wake him. : up as soon as
he has got sleep enough. -
When a personts all that is
needed'ie to lay liiri l — down flat -on
the door and he will :?'come to" in
double quick :time. He fainted• be
cause the heart missed a beat, failed
for an instant, failed for only once to
Send the proper amount of blood to
the brain. 11 you place the patient
in a horizmital position, lay hiln on
his back, it does: not :require m ch
force of the heart to fiend the bl d
on a level to tha held; 'but if yon'set
a mph up, the blood•has to be, shot
upward -to the head, and this ie
quirealauch more force; but in nine
`cases out of ten if a person fainti
:and falls to
.the floor;lhe first thing
done- is•rtur to him set him up,-or
place him on a thair.
In apoplexy, as tb.ere - is too much
blood in the head, everyone can ; see
that the best position is to set a man
up, and then the blood naturall
tends downward, - as much so as 'wa
ter will comp out of a bottle when
turned upside down, if . the cork
Itthen,,a man is merely, asleep,
et him alone, for the face is. natural.
If a man his fainted, lay him flat
43n his back; for his face is, deadly
If a Man is apOpletic l set him in a
chair, became the,- face is turgid,
swollen,: livid,' with its• excess .of
What is apoplexy? From the sud
denness of the attack and the appa
rent «timelessness of it, the Greeks
connected` it in their 'own minds
with the,idea of a. stinks of light=
ning as coming from , *el Almighty
hand; it literally means 1' A stroke
from above." As instantaneously as
the hurling of a thunderbolt in a
clear, there comes a loss of sense,
and fisg, and thought, and moo
lion; the heart beats, the lungs play,
but thatis all,'and soon- they cease
forever. The Romans considered',
the person fo be thunder - struck "
or "planet struck," as if it were of
an unearthly origin. -
The essential- iriture of apoplexy.
is in unnatural amount off blood in
the brain, may,. cause apoplexy;
whatever sends too much blood to
the brain, may. cause apoplexy;
whatever 'keeps the blood coming
from the brain, dams it up, may
cause apoplexy; That is the kind of
apoplexy which seems to come with
out any apparent .adsquate cause.
Tying a cord tightly aro and 'the
neck, or.holding . the head downward
too long, can bring on an attack of
apoplexy, by damming up the blood
in the brain, and keeping it froin re
turning to the .body.
A sudden" mental emotion can
send too much' blood to the brain;
or too great mental excitement does
the same *rig. -It is theessenti , "
nature of all wines and spirits to
And all increased • tundunt Of blood
&the braki; hence alcohol is said to
stimulate The brain..
The first effect of taking a glass of
wine or strougerlorm of alcohol, is
to send the Tblood there faster than
common, hence it - quickens the circu
lation; that it gives the red face; it
increases the activity Of the brsin,
and it works faster, and so does the
tongue. But , as the blood goes to
the brain faster than common, it-re
turns faster, and 'no special perma
nent basin results. But suppose a
man keepe on drinking, the blood is
sent to the insiu BO much faster, in
such large quantities, that in order
,to make room _,for it the arteries
.have to enlarge iliemielies; they in
crease in size, and in so doing press
against the more • 'yielding flaccid
veins, - which carry the blood out . of
the 'brain and thua diminish their
sire, their bores; • the result being
that the blood ienot only carried to
the arteries of the brain faster than
is suitural.or healthful, bui it is pre
vented from leaving it islut as
e n, a double set of causes of
dea are set 'in Operatiin. Hero*
a - man may clrbtklmotO brandy or
soon Fos linimmurii.:
othor !e. - or. onni -
4 . ody . l ** l :tr unsii . , : fit in it,titt il l
bidgi t t a t
oafs j - , . if,,,Q0 4 .
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' 3WWl:atm ISOPM
Near the Winterberg, a nioui4aila
to the north of the: eludes frontier -
of the Cap Of Good Hope,"inns
Years mg* there were sersadiox*
of baboons, yo . ung an old, Ir)ikis re
sided in We deep rocky ravmak:haid
emboled among the fearful,prect;
_around. - , Vey jitlaillt: ware
these creatures theftappal:ark+
-egoemally what .
ly alar; :the Mammas were thei„
seen to catch up their young one%
who .".clung 'round their pa. . ts .
necks and were thus mrpoiao y
to the summit of the roclugovitesi
they would litimace and cough out`
thesrdeilance on the intruder who -
had ventured into their domain:"
An enemy, however, 'once • found
his way into their - stronghold, - and
this :was an enemy hunm, en=
and powerful It was
Crouchmg down among . the long
grass, or amidst the cre vices_ of the
rocks, the leopard . would soddenly
opring upon a 'young baba:W B 4d
actually devour it before, the oyes of
its sareschmgparents. iStrong •as is
a haboon, the , leopard is yet far
stronipor, 'cu d with its *rills .claws
could tear th pieces the largest male
During some days the leopard
feasted on baboons, but al bmgfh
these creatures combined and jointly
attacked the leopard. iThey did not
really mean to risk & pitched Abattle
with him; for these creatures 'evident
ly knew and respected . his ` great
powers. They bad, too, as the result
proved, determined on a safer and
more crafty method of-proceeding:
Thejeopard, fearing the combined
strength of his adversaries, left their
neighborhood and - retreated across
the country; but he was follaWed by
nearly all the large baboons. On
went the leopard; on followed the
baboons. The day , was hot and the
leopard disliked this perpettud tramp
ing, and so tried to seek a retreat
and lie down to. rest. Then it - was
that the baboons closed round and
worried Lim. Soon, ten, fie begin
to thirst, his tongue hanging mit of
bls mouth, and the white foam cov
ering his jaws. '
Water was soon scented by the.
haunted brute , and to this it rap idly .
Made its way. But now the baboons
became frantic; they closed on to
the leow4, some by their great ac
tivity actly- tearing him with their
sharp teeth, and the creature could
not drink. The baboonii could re
lieve one another, and some could
eat and drink, to o, while their com
panions continued worrying the leop
During two daya arid a night -the
country for several miles along the
course of these creatures wasstartled
by the cries of pursuer and pi:wined,
and several farmers. were 'Witneiwes,
from a distance; 4if portions of - the
scene here described. They
not interfere, bit 11113.... the
baboons' method of administering
Warn out with exhaustion and
thirst; the leopard at' length could
totter on no :further, and sunk to
the grounds prey to the baboons,
who, in spite of his claws and teeth,
which were yet forMidable, attacked
hits with their whole force and soon
tore him to pieces, they -themselves
escaping with only a - few scratches.
Assembling their forces, they re
turned rapidly to their stronghold,
where they were welcomed_ by their
females and young with with dm.
rases of loud and triumphant barks,
which were continued during the
night, and for several days the excite
ment did not calm down, but was
shown by the unusual - noises which
piroceededfirom this curious colony.
Al mil WIWI EVERT lAN
"c" Vrobably . all met with,
balances in which a word heedlessly
spoken. against the reputation of a
female has been magnified by mat.
dons minds until the cloud has
come dark enough to overshadow
the whole existence., To those who are
accustomed -- not necessarily from
bad motives, from thoughtle
to, speak lightly of females, we rec
ommend these "hints" as worthy of
.Never use a lady's name in an im
proper filace, at an improper time,
or in mixed company. Never make
assertion's about her that you think
are untrue, or allusion that you feel
she herself would blush to hear.
When you meet with man who:don't
scruple.to make us e of a woman's
name in a recklessand unprincipled
manner, shun the* for they are the •
worst 'members of the community
men lost to every. sense of honer,
every feeling of humanity. Many
good and worthy woman's character
has been forever rnined; her 'heart
broken, by a lie, manufactured by .
some villain-A.4lnd repeated-'where
should not have been, and in the
presence of ' those whole little judg
ment could not deter-their from (=-
cult/ling the foul and bragging Ire-
Imr', A slander is: soon propagated,
- and the smallest thing derogatory to
a woman's character will fly o w n the
wings of the wind, and magnify as
it circulates until its monstrous
weight crushes the poor unconscious
victim. Respect the name of we
man, for your mother and. lister are
women ; and as you would have
their fair name untarnished, and(
their lives nnembittered by the . Ilan
derer's .biting tongue, hes -tlke ill
that your words may bring upon the
mother, the sister, or the wife of
ial I e-
A-PricA rote Hine.--Says. an
English magazine: The husband suf. •
fers by the mistake which his Wife
makes alxnit him in, general. . -She
fancies he has more failings than
other men simply Manisa she knows
more about him thal them. He
might tutu around and any though
.would probably not convince her:
"Don't yon imagine all the men you
see are invariably so heroic as they
appear, before you. Beaune they
ars all pretty epeschas o and smiles,
and nonsensical, extravagant . atte.n
tion toward you, do yotr 'Magma
that they always aaaintainthat admi
rable attitude? Don't be fool, An
na Hula, but believe that 411 men
are pretty much alike, iind that I am
not the only monster in the Uni
I awns= eimeed. with ilt
grief," add s French lady' to a rem w
ad friend. "To kw* week - a banband as pare
Tab, les. ko IMO Tatra; end thene Ilee,
such a misfortune ahrsys gtott, ibe ode
knows what kind of whoshand absbastost.bat
cannot tell what kind of a man ow will And to
Aar huh ta 4 • hanng been .feat to
tho poet olsee the smoil, tom book to es*
indrowttother into Dottiatoall or ooss
Otat Inurtrootod. . •