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OFFICE WITH S. L. YOUNG, ESQ., PENN
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oat 18-tf] Attorney at Law, Court Et.. Reading. Pa
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Dili T. "T.A.TtriLTir BROWN,
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- Mental College. Teeth extracted by Fran
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Dr. G. M. MILLER.
. SURGEON DENTIST, FROM TIM
College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia.
▪ Office: At his residence in Main street,
▪ Ituraborg, PA.
air Teeth extracted under the influence of Ether, or
by the Electro.Magnetts Machine, without extra charge.
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AND DEALER IN
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G. W. GOODRICH,
1112102ril 10, 1861-0]
2000 FLOWER POTS, AT T HE OLD JAIL
sat 11-4 I WY. RHOADS, Jr.
BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL
V'ESTARLLSKED AS A REFUGE FROM QUACKERY
The Only Place Where a Cure Can be
DR. JOHNSTON HAS DISCOVERED TIIE
m., , e Certain. Speedy end only Effectual Remedy in
the World for all Private 'Diseases, Weak nese of the Back
or Limbs, Strictures, Affection* of the Kidneys and Blad
der, lavoluutary Discharges, Impotency, General Debili
ty, Diervonsue., Dyspepsia Languor, Low Spirits, Confu
sion of Ideas, Palpitation oftbe lleart, Trembling,
Di11306*5 of Sight or Giddiness, Disease of the Head,
Throxi, Pone or :kin, Affections of the Liver, Louse,
Stomach or Bowels—those Tetrible Diaordere arising from
the Solitary Habiie of Youth—those encour and solitary
practices more fatal to their victims than the song of Syrews
to the Mariners of Lllyabes blighting their moat brilliant
hopes or anticipation., rendering marriage, Stc., impoosible.
Especially. who have become the oietima or Solitary Tice,
that dreadful and destructive habit which annually sweeps
to an untimely grave thousande of Young Men of the most
exalted talents and brilliant intellect, who might other
wise have entranced listening Senates, with the thunders
aerogramme or waked to ecstasy the living lyre, may call
with full confidence.
Married Persvms, or Young Men censemplating marriage,
being aware 01'1 , 1173MM weakness, organic debility, defor
mities, Sin, speedily cured.
He who placed himself under the care of Dr. J. may re-
Ngioanty in his boner as a gentleman, and confi
dently rely upon hie skill as a Physician.
Immediately Cured, and Full Vigor Restored.
This Dietreaeiug Afection—WhiCh renders Life miserable
and marriage impossible—le the penalty paid by the vie-
DMA of improper indulgences. Ytung verbena are too apt
to copdnit exceseea from not being aware of the dreadful
eeurequences that may MM. Bow, who that onderstanda
the eubj act will pretend to deny that the power of procrea
tion is lost sooner by those failing into improper habits
than by the prudent? Besides being deprived the pleas
ure of healthy offspring, the moat serious and deatractive
symptoms to both body and mind arlea. The syatem be
comes Deranged, the Physical and Mental Function
Weakened, Loss of Procreative Power, Nervous Irritabiii
ite„ Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the Heart. Indigestion. Con
stitutional Debility, a Wanting of the Frame, Cough, Con-
am:maim:4 Decay and Death.
Office, No. 7 South Frederick Street,
Left band side going from Baltimore street. a few doors
from the corner. Fail not to observe name and number.
Letters must be paid and contain a stamp. The Doctor's.
Millennia Ming in bin oglee.
A Cl7/111 WARRANTILD IN
Po Mercury or Nauseowt Drugs.
Member of thentoyal College of Surgeon., London, Gradu
ate from one of the moat eminent Colleges In the Melded
State.. and the greater part of whose life bats been intent in
the hospitals •of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
where, has effected some of the most astonishing cares that
were ever known ; many troubled with ringing in the heed
and ears when asleep, great nervousness, being alarmed at
sudden somide, badhrolnets, with frequent blushing. at
tended sometimes with derangement of mind, were cored
TARE PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Dr. J, addressee all those who have injured theutdolves
by improper indulgence and aolitary habits. which thin
both body and mind, unfitting them for either businew,
study, society or marriage.
Taus are sum, Of the sad and melancholy effects Prodne^
ed by early habits of youth, NH, WPOkSIOSS of the flack and
Limbs, Pains in the Dead, Dimness of Sight, Loos of Mud
solar Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dvapepsy. Nervous
Irritability, Derangement of the Digestive Functions, Gen
eral Debility, Symptoms of Consumption, &e.
EtturraLLY — 7 fhe fearful effects on the mind are much to
he dreaded—Loss of Memory, Confusion of Ideas, Depretd
Mon of Spirits, Evil Porelmtlioge, Aversion to Society,helf.
Dirlrust, Love of Solitude, Timidity, &0., are some of the
THOUSANDS of ',aeons of all ages can now jndge•wbat ie
the mere of their tldclining health, losing their vigor, be
coming weak, pale, nervous and emaciated, having a sin
gular appearance about the eyed, cough and symptoms of
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice indul
ged in when alone, a habit frequently learned front evil
companions, or at school. the effects of which are nightly
felt, even when asleep, and if nut cured renders marriage
impossible. and destroys both mind and body, should ap
What a pity that r young man, the hope of his country.
the darling of his parents, ahould be anatched from all
prospects and enjoyments of life, by the consequence of
deviating from the path of nature and indulging in a cer
tain secret habit. Such persons IttleN, before contemplat
reflectthat a sound naiad and body are the melt necessary
requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, with
out these the journey through NM bocomes a weary
; the. prospect hourly darkens to the view; the
mind becomee shadowed with•despair and filled with the
melancholy reflection that the happiness of another be
comes blighted with our own.
When the misguided end imprudent votary of Omani
Ands that be has imbibed the seeds of this painful disease,
It too often happens tbat an ill-timed sense of shame, or
dread of discovery, deters hint from applying to those who,
from edacatien and respectability, can alone befriend him,
doletyioK tit/ the...hada/ad oy.topkoros of ills horrid die
ease make their appearance, ouch as ulcerated sere throat,
diseased nose, nocturnal polite in the head and limbs, dim
ness of sight, deafness, nodes on tne shin-bones and arms,
blotches on the head, face and extremities, progressing
with frightful rapidity, till at last the palate of the month
or the bones of the 'nose fall in, and the victim of this aw
ful disease becomes a horrid object of commisthation, till
death pats a period to hie dretiaul sufferings, by sending
him to that , tindiscOrered Country from whence no trav
It is a melancholy fact that thousands fall victims LO
this terrible disease, owing to the ntokillfalness of Ignor
ant pretenders, who, by the Imo of that DeMtiV Poison,
dferOury. rain the constitution and make the residue of
Treat not your lives, or health, to the care of many Un
learned and worthless Pretenders, destitute of knowledge.,
name or character, who copy Dr. Jobrieton's advertise
manta, or style themselves, in the newspapers, regularly
&ideated Physicist., incapable of Coring, they keep you
trifling month after month taking heir filthy and voltam
one compounds, ie aa long as the Mailed fee can he ob•
Mined, and in despair, leave you with ruined health to
sigh over your own galling disappointment.
Dr. Johnston is the only Physician advertising.
His credentials or diplomas always hang in his office.
llie remedies or treatment are unknown to all others,
prepared from a life spent in the•nreat hospitals of Europe,
the first in the country and a more extensive Private Prac
tice than any other Physician in the world.
INDOILSEINCEINI I or TIE
The many thousands cored at this Institution year after
year, and the numerous important Surgical Operations
performed by tar. Johnston. witnessed by the reporters of
the " Sun," Clipper," and many other papers, notices of
which have appeared again and again before the public,
besides his standing as a gentleman of character and rts
sponsibility, is a stallicinnt guarantee to theslilicted.
Skill Diseases Speedily Cured.
or No lettere received. milers pot-paid and containing
a ebony to be need on the reply. Persons writing should
state age, and Bend portion of advertbiement describing
ZOILDir 307ENSITON, DEL D.,
Of the Baltimore Luck Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
ASTOR HOUSE, NEW-YORK
r riffs SPLENDID HOTEL lIAB BEEN BERT-
A. veggie& and is Millis moment second to none in ele
gance. The Ladies' Drawing Room is a beautiful one,
having no equal,
Its open corridors and complete ventilation render it most
delightful in warm weather. It is unsurpassed by any
other in situatiou, having Railroads on the front and nOUth
sides, over which ears ran to every part of the city for half
Travelers arriving from the North and East, will find the
small cars of the Harlem and the Eighth Avenue an eco
nomy and convenience, especially at night.
Cars Rll3l Direct to Central Park.
peg families preferring homelike and really genteel ac
commodation, it ogons importer attraction.
All classes have manifested their affection or this Hotel,
and every pains will be taken to render it a bogie for the
The name liberal system will be continued, and the at
most proroptnes en the part of all persons belonging to the
organization bo exacted.
Telegraph 011 ice, connected with all parts of the Union
and the Canadas, with intelligent and reliable attendants,
is situated near the main entrance.
Superintendents of Railroads, Managers of Public Con
veyances of all descriptions,are respectfully requested to
tend notice of their arrangements, connections, changes of
dine, &a, to the Hotel, for the better infortnallon Of Its
Milk, Eggs, Vegetables, Ste., ate produced on a farm
managed exclusively for the Astor House.
Water Clomts and Bath Rooms on every door.
N. B.—Line notice of your intended visit in respectfully
requested, that rooms may be prepared.. Duly 30-If
• (LATE WHITE SWAN.)
Race Street, above Third, Philadelphia.
rirHIS ESTABLISHMENT OFFERS GREAT
I_ inducements, not only ou account of reduced rates of,
board, but flow its central location to the avennee of trade,
es well an the conveniences afforded by the several
Penneuger Railways running pant and contiguous to It, by
which guelim can lase to and from the Hotel, ebould they
be preferred to the regular Omnibus connected with the
House. I Me determined to devote my whole attention to
the comfort and convenience of my
air Terme, 0. era per day.
D C. SIEGRIST, Proprietor,
Formerly from Cagle Hotel, Lebanon, Fa.
T. V. RIMADS, Clerk. [march 1441.
GRAINS 1 (MALT.)
irtRIANS CAN CONSTANTLY BE HAD AT
Ur Lev= S BittIVISIRY, earner of Third and Chestnut
most& F. LAUER.
,- Desember 7,1881-it
SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1863.
A CONVIVIAL SONG.
[MN THg 0111IMANe-YOll THZ BOSTON NATI
nark, there's the welcome evening bell,.
And all the little stare are bright ;
Now sweetest rest our cares dispel,
And oh, how welcome la the night.
Now the hard day's work le ended
That was so restlessly pernoca;
With joy the pearly drops are blended
That In the day our brows bedewed. •
Then let no gaily dance and King
Let ns be happy while we may !
Since Mae is ever on the wing,
Let joy come with the close of dal I
Come lovely woman, modeet, charming,
With beaming eye and cbeek of bloom,
Our lives of all their ilia dieartning,
The festal sceptre now mangle!
Oh, welcome, thou, above all others,
And thee, by preference I invite ;
Would we be happy, oh, my brothers,
Woman must grace our feast to•eight.
Then let dear woman be our toaet,
, The angel of domestic MI
To her, Incense and holocaust,
To her, as mother, maid, ur wife
Away with all your dusty scrolls,
Philosophers! you, too, may come!
Doubt yon of that Which man consoles ?
'Tie music sod the beaker's foam
And would'et thou to the battle field,
To fight for government or creed,
Oh soldier brave! our batteries yield
A chance for many a gallant deed !
Hurrah, hurrah ! the Winn we sing
Philosopher and soldier, come!
To you the flowing cop we bring,
Fur you thebt!roming goblets foam !
And, honest merchant ! who, with care,
Year stores Incessantly Inerelleo4
Your boots and elates tmdsrfarbeir I
This night your labors all shall cease.
Bow? song and pleasure dolt thou scorn,
And only gold can thee rejoice?
Then dine with us, and ere the moru
Thoult think thyself in recalled
Hurrah, hurrah ! we'll drink and sing I
MI come to our repast and rout!
We'll shoot at folly ou the wing,
And drink our brimming bumpers out !
What see I new ? meet tender glances?
Whispering low from month to ear?
And those fiery utterances
Which the women all endear?
By the music of our mikes
enticed, and by our wine,
Which the heart of love rejoices,
Love this night, comes here to dine.
Then three times three for Love he given!
The deity with'us shall dine;
Love brings to as the joys of boaren—
Then, bride and bridegroom, drink year wine !
Let on once more our goblets All,
Yes, fill them roaming to the brim,—
Close up here, comrades witk a will,
The while we chant our parting hymn !
Let us all jolt. I u one hurrah!
In one hurrah from deepest breast
Here's Love, and Song, and Wine, mitosis!
And may Love ever be our guest !
Hurrah! be wine and music sung—
'Tie they that crown the social board!
Then, in their praise, let lutes be strung
And goblets drained, with one accord!
DYRGE OF A SOLDIER.
Close his eyes Lis work is does !
What to him is friend or foeman,
Sine of moon, or set of son,
Hand of man, or kiss of woman ?
Lay him low, lay him low,
In the clover or the MOW I
What cares be? he cannot know :
Lay him low !
As man may, be fought his light,
Proved hie truth Ly his endeavor;
Let him sleep in solemn night,
Sleep forever and forever.
Lay him low, lay him low,
In the clover or the snow !
What cares he? he cannot kaOw
Lay him low !
gold him in his country's stars,.
Roll the drum . and fire the volley !
what to hiro are all our ware,
What but death bemocking folly?
Lay him low, lay him low,
- To the clover or the anew 1
What cares be? he cannot know
Lay him low I
Leave him to Ood'a watching oye,
Trott him to the hand that made him
Mortal love weeps Idly by;
Ood alone boa power to atd
Lay hint low, lay him low,
In the clover or the snow!
What cares he? be cannot know
Lay him low
Gaits sub Sfiartsfi.
THE FALSE CLERK.
A THRILLING EVENT
[The subjoined narrative, published originally in Cham
bers' Journal, is stated to have been translated from a
Ws/Iga neWspaper. It to necessary to remind the reader
that the Island of yearlnns, appertaining at this time to
the English, was originally colonized by the French, and
that the population yet nouninte, in a great measure, of per
sons of that auction, to whom, by a formal treaty between
the parties concerned, their ancient laws and usages were
preserved without any material alterational
About twelve years ago, the Sieur Clodumir
Frenois, a rich merchant of the Island, was dis
covered, dead, and frightfully disfigured, in his
own habitation. Ills body was found lying on
the floor, with the head and face mutilated by 4.
pistol, and all doubt as to the cause of the catas
trophe was dispelled by the discovery of the fa—
tal weapon by the side of the corpse, as also of a
piece of paper in the handwriting of the.doceas
ed. The paper contained the following words :
••I am ruined. A villain has robbed me o
twenty-five thousand livrea sterling; dishonor
MUBt be my portion and I cannot sfrvive it: I
leave to my wife the duty of distributing among
my creditors the means which remain to us; and
I pray God, my friends and my enemies, to par-
don my self destruction. Yet another minute
and I shall be in eternity.
(Biped) eI,QI)OMIR FaEr:olB."
Great consternation was caused by this tragic
event, which was the more unexpected, as the
loss alluded to in the above note had never been
The deceased had been held in great esteem
over the colony as a man of strict honor and
probity, and was universally lamented. Ills at—
tached widow, after endeavoring to faithfully
fulfill his last wishes, found her grief too over
powering Lo permit her to mingle longer with
the world, and she took the xsplution to conse
crate her remaining days to the service of
religion. Two mouths after the sad end of her
husband, she entered a convent, leaving to the
nephew of the late merchant, a physician, the
charge of completing the distribution of the effects
of Frenois among his creditors. .
A minute examination of the papers of the de
funct led to the discovery of the period when the
unfortunate merchant had been robbed, and this
period was found to correspond with the date of
the disappearance of a man named John Moon,
being in the employment of Frenois. Of this
man, on whom suspicion not dnnaturally fell, noL
thing could. be learned on inquiry ; bat shortly
after the division of the late merchant's preperty,
Moon re appeared in the colony; and when taken
up and examined respecting the ca'us'e of his
flight, he stated that he hid been sent,by his
master to France to recover certain sums due In
the merchant there, in which mission he had
been unlmecessful. Ho further averred that if
Clodomir Frenois, in his existing correspondence,
had thrown any injurious suspicions upon him
(Moon), the whole was but a pretext to account,
for the deficiencies of which the merchant was
the cause and author. This declaration, made
by a man who seemed to fear no inquiry, and
whose worldly circumstances remained to ap
pearance the same as they had ever been, had
the effect of silencing, if it did not satisfy, the
examiners ; and the affair soon fell, in a great'
measure, out of the public recollection.
Things remained for a short time in this con
dition, when one morning Mr.' William Burnett,
principal creditor of the late Clodomir Frenois,
heard a knocking at his gate at a very early hour.
He called up one of his servants, who went down
and opened the door, and immediately returned
with the intelligence that a stranger, who seem
ed desirous of keeping his person ooncealed,
wished to speak with Mr. Burnett in private.
Mr. Burnett rose, threw on his dressing-gown,
and descended to the parlor. He saw there a
stranger of tall person, seated in an easy and
familiar attitude upon a sofa, with a number of
the Morning Pose in his hand. The back of the
visitor was turned to Mr. Burnett as he entered.
Rather surprised to see a stranger conduct him
. self so like an old friend of the house, Mr. Bur
nett said aloud :
"Sir, may I beg to know' your business with
The stranger turned round and advanced to
salute' his host warmly and courteously. Mr.
Burnett started back, and uttered a loud excla—
mation of surprise and alarm. Well he might;
for before his eyes stood his friend and debtor,
Clodomir Frenois, whom he had beheld nearly
a year before, a murdered corpse, and whom he
himself had followed to the grave!
What passed at that interview, between Mr.
Burnett and bis strange visitor, remained a
secret. Mr Burnett was observed to issue several
times, pale am i lagitated, from his dwelling, and to
visit the magistrate charged with the criminal
processes of the colony. In thi course of that
day, while John Moon was regaling himself with
tea under the palm trees of his garden along
with a Circassian female, whom he had purchas
ed some time previously, he was arrested; and
taken to prison by the officers of justice.
On the falowizg day he was brought before
the criminal court, accused with robbing the late
Clodomir Frenois, the crime being conjoined
with breach of trust and violence. Moon smiled
at the charge with all the confidenci„of a man
who had nothing to fear. The judge having de
manded of him if he confessed the crime, the
accused replied that the charge was altogether
absurd; that clear testimony was necessary to
tilt such a delict upon him, that so far from there
being such evidence producible, neither the
widow of the deceased, nor any one person in
his service had ever heard the pretended robbe
ry even once mentioned by Frenois during his
"Do you affirm you innocence?" repeated the
judge gravely, after hearing all the oche; had to
"I will flinch my innocence," replied Moon,
even before the body of my late master, if that
[Such a thing often took place under the old
jo'hu. Moon," said the judge, in a voice
broken by some peculiar emotion, it is before your
late master that you will have to assert your in
nocence, and may God make the truth appear!"
A signal from the judge accompanied these
words,*and immediately a door opened, and Clo—
domir Frenois, the supposed suicide, entered the
court.. He advanced to the bar with a slow and
deliberate step, having his eye calmly, sternly
fined en the prisoner, his servant. A great een•
sation was caused in court by his appearance.
Uttering shrieks of alarm and horror, the.females
presenVied frem the spot. The accused fell on
his knees in abject, terror, and sbudderihg, con—
fessed his guilt. For a time no voice was heard
but his. However, as it became apparent that a
living man stood before the court, the advocate
of the prisoner gained courage to speak. He
demanded that the identity of the merchant be
established, and the mystery of his existence be
explained. He- said that the court must not be
biased by what might-prove. to be a mere acci
dental likeness between a person living and one
deceased ; and that such an avowal as that of
the. prisoner, extracted in a moment of extra•
ordinary terror, was not to be held of much
'6 , Before being admitted here as an accuser or
Witness," continued the advocate, addressing the
resuscitated merchant, " prove who and what
you are, and disclose by what chance the tomb,
which so lately received your body, mangled
with bullets, has given up its tenant, and restor
ed you to the world in life and health?"
The firm appeal of the advocate, who continued
steadfast to his duty under circumstances that
would have closed the lips of most men, called
forth the following narrative from Clodomir
"My story . may soon be told, and will suffice
to establish my identity. When I discovered the
robbery committed ty the accused, he had then
fled from the Island, and I speedily saw that at
tempts to retake him would prove fruitless. I
e%w ruin and disgrace before me, and came to
the resolution of terminating my life before the
evil day came. On the night in which this de
termination was formed, I was seated alone in
my private chamber. ii had written the letter
which was found on my table, and had loaded
my pistol. This done, I prayed for forgiveness
from my Maker for the act I was about. to com
mit. The end of the pistol was at my head; and
my finger on the lock, when a knock at the outer
door of the house startled me. I concealed my
weapon and went to the door. A men entered
whom I recognized to be the sexton of the parish
in which I lived. He bore a sack on his shoul—
der+, and in it the body of a man newly buried,
which was destined for my nephew, the physiei-
an; then living with rne. The scarcity of bodies
for dissection, as the court is aware, compels
those who are anxious to acquire skill in the
medical profession, to procure them by any pos
sible secret means. The sexton was at first
alarmed when he met me.
Did my nephew request you to bring this
body ?' said P.
." No,' replied the man ; ' but• I know his
anxiety to obtain• one for disseotiou, and took it.
upon me to offer. him Ihia body. For mercy's
cake,' continued the sexton, 'do not betray me,
or I.shall lose my situation and my family's
" While this man was thus speaking:a strange
idea entered my mind, and brought to my de
spairing bosom hopes of -continued life and
honor. I stood for a few moments absorbed in
thought, and gave to the resurrectionist the sum
which he had expected. Telling him to beep
his own counsel, and that all would be'well, I
sent him away and carried the body to my cabi.
net. The whole of the household had been sent
out of the way on purpose, and I had time to
carry into execution the plan which had struck
me. The body was fortunately of the same sta
ture as myself, and like me iu complexion. I
knew the roan; he had been a poor offender,
abandoned by liis family.
"'Poor relic of mortality!' said I, with tears
in my eyes, 'nothing which man may do can now
injure thee ; yet pardon me if I rudely disfigure
, thy lifeless substance: It is to prevent the ruin
- of not one but twenty families And should
success attend my attempt, I swear that thy
children shall be my children ; and, when my
hour comes, we shall rest together in the tomb
to which thou shalt be borne before me !' "
At this portion of the merchant's narrative,
the most live . * interest was excited iiicourt, and
testified even by tears from many of the audi.
ence, Frenois then proceeded;
"I then stripped- off my clothes and dressed
the body in them. This accomplished, I
took up the pistol, and with a hand more reluc
tant than when I applied It to my owe person, I
fired it close to the head of the deceased, and at
once caused such a disfigurement as rendered
it impossible for the keenest eyes to detect the
substitution whisk had been made.
"Choosing the plainest habit I could get, I
then dressed myself anew, shaved off the whisk
ers which I was accustomed to wear, and took
other means to alter andittlisguise my appearance,
in case of being subjected by any accident to the
risk of betrayal. Next morning saw me on board
a French vessel on my way to a disttint land—
the native country of my ancestors. The expec
tations which had led me to the execution of this'
scheme were not disappointed. I knew John
Moon was the man who robbed me, and who
now stands at the bar of this court, and that he
had formed connections in this island which
would, in all probability, bring him back to it
as soon as the intelligence of my death gave him
promise of security In this I have not been
disappointed. I have been equally fortunate in
other respects While my unworthy servant re
mained here in imaginary safety, I have been
successful in discovering - the quarter in which,
not daring at first, to betray the appearance of
wealth, he had lodged tho whole of the stolen
money. I have bronchi: it. with me, and also
sufficient proofs, supposing his confession of this
day to be set aside idtotzether, to convict, him of
the crime with which he stands cilarg. , d. By
the same means," continued Clodomir Frenois,
with a degree. of honorable pride, in which all
who heard hint sympathized, "will I be enabled
to restore my family to their place in society,
-and to redeem the credit of a name on which no
blot was left by those who bore it before me, and
which, please God, I shall transmit unstained to
my children and my children's children."
The news of Clodomir Frenois' reappearance
spread rapidly, and the high esteem in which
his character was held. led to a universal rejoic
ing on the occasion. He was accompanied from
the court to his home by a dense multitude, who
welcomed him with prolonged shouts. It would
be vain to attempt any description of the feelings
of his wife, who was thus restored to the beloved
being for whose sake she had quitted the world.
She was released from her ecclesiastical vows and
rejoined her husband, no more to part till the
grave really claimed the one or the other of
BYRON'S FREAK AT CAMBRIDGE.
There is an amusing anecdote of Byron current
in the University, which I do not remember to
lave seen in print. The roof of the library of
Trinity College is surmounted by three figures
in stone, representing Faith, Hope, and Charity.
These figures areaccessible only from the window
of a particular room in Neville's-court, which
was occupied by Byron during his residence at
College. The adventurer after getting out. of
this window has to climb a perpendicular wall,
sustaining himself by a frail leaden spout. He
has then to traverse the sloping roof of a long
range of buildings, by moving carefully on his
hands and knees, at the imminent risk of being
precipitated fifty feet into the court beneath.
When the library is gained, a stone Parapet has
to be crossed, a bare glance at which sends a
. thrill through the spectator who surveys it from
below. This feat Byron performed one Sunday
morning, while the heads of the dons and dig
nitaries were yet. buried in their pillows; " full
of the foolishest dreams." He had abstracted
three surplices from the college chapel, which he
bore with him along the dangerous route de
scribed. When the bell at eight o'clock rang out
its deep toned summons to the usual morning
devotion, and the fellows and undergraduates bur
ried on their way to the chapel, they were start-,
led to behold Faith, Hope, and Charity clad in
surplices which reached in snowy folds to their
feet, while their heads were surmounted, helmet
wi,fe, with bed-chamber •rater-ewers. An inquiry
was ipstituted by the indignant,„ college author
ities. A few select friends knew, and the rest of
the college guessed, that Byron was the author
of the outrage. but it was never 'brought home
to him. No .undergraduate beholds these statues
now without a hearty laugh.—Conarzental Month
ircw- A aEnrLEMAN remonstratiug witb. Mr.
'Kenney ag,,in:-.3,hie, bringing cut hi•+ eornedy of lint '•'tjY inok thliktts the sport," caritas
• , Matebtuaking." 1.. +• • 1 11 ; 1 1 1.; . , :bt wines. uch •nit
few nniftmaversi”nii tii •,::
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sued 'Versions of thy d.. 411,
[VOL XXIII.-NO. 43.-WHOLE NO. 1985
A Story for the Young
There was a very nice-looking girl, who was
called Laurette Armand. She was generous,
pleasant and industrious. But she bad one
rani:- and that was she wanted to have her own
way with her brothers. sisters and all her young
friends. She carried it to such an extent that
they gave her the name of Miss f-commend.
She was never satisfied with anybody else's
ideas; but her own, she thought, were always
excellent As she was very ingenious, and also
older than her sisters, they yielded to her invar
iably when she invented new sports for their
amusement. And no one could be kinder to a
little child than Laurette was to little Augustine,
her younger brother.
Alphonse was two years older than Laurette,
and very naturally he did not want to be gov
erned by her in everything. lie went to college,
and was a very diligent student, but did not
think it beneath his dignity to enjoy and share
in the amusements of the children. lie loved
his brothers and sisters very dearly, but he was
very much vexed at times when Laurette always
wanted him to submit to her will.
One day Madame Armand told the children
that they might choose some day out of the next
week to go out on an excursion into the country.
So they all met together to select the time that
suited all the best. Caroline said Tuesday would
suit her the best, and Helen said that was the
very best day that could be taken, for she had
something fixed for all the rest of the week.
Just then Alphtnso came in, and the two girls
clapped their hands from gladness, and said they
knew be would agree with them. But Laurette
did not give him. time to say a word. She said
that no other day would suit her as well se
Thursday,- She bad arranged all her plans for
that day, and she was determined not to "alter
them. ' •
"I won't go on any other day," she said in
Alphonse said : "But don't you see, Laurette,
that Tuesday suits us better than any other
time? I should think you would have arranged
your matters to suit us as well as yourself."
"Well, Alphonse, she replied, "if you are go
ing to make things your own way, you can do it.
I won't go at all; and with that she went out
and slammed the door.
Madame Armand heard the conversation grow
ing quite loud. Bo she came down stairs after
she heard the noise of the door which had been
slammed so violently.
" What is the matter, children ?" she asked.
They all cried out at once that they wanted to
go out in - the country on Tuesday, but that Lau
rette wished to go on Thursday. More than
this, that she declared she wouldn't go at all.
Laurette was immediately called down and
her mother began talking with het. I will not
tell the whole of the conversation that passed
between 'them. But the substance was that
Laurette was informed by Madame Armand that
she would not only he deprived of ooing into the
etatutry the coming week, but t'at she should
not go on the monthly excursion for four
Laurette's mother was orie of chose wornau
wben. rkey make a promise, know very . aell
hnw to keep it.. Btu. the puoishmenc was coey
nod for her daughter Lnurerte did aii she
could .4) g nd of Every
dz.} bit. nolica God for 6tr,..goh :boa. oh. might
be subroibsive, and she promised her motives Ulla
she woifhl never cumtrinud her brothers sod sis—
So when the feu months had passed by, and
tea children loft home for the acaantry, there Was
rto bet ter girl who rode out of Paris that morning
than Laurette Armand. People soon forgot to
0111 her Miss I•command, and everybody know
her only as the mild and gentle Laurette.
INFLUENCE OF HYMNS
'Magdeburg is memorable in the story of hymns,
for it was at the cruel Backing of it by Tilly that
the school children marched across the market
place singing, and so enraged him that he bid
them all to he slain ; and from that day, say the
chroniclers, the fortune departed from him, Mir
did be smile again. Other hymns were more
fertunate, for we read of a certain rough captain
who would pot bate a crown of the thirty thou
sand he levied off a captured town, till at last
the archdeacon summoned the people together,
saying, "Come, my children, we have no more
either audience or grace with men, let us plead
with God ;" and when they had entered the
chuich, and•auag a hymn, the fine was remitted
to a thousand. The same hymn played as mer
ciful a part in another town, which was to be
burned for contumacy. When mercy bad been
asked in vain, the clergyman marched out with
twelve boys to the general's tent, and sang there
before him, when, to their amazement, be fell
upon the pastor's' neck and embraced him. lie
had discovered in him an old student friend, and
spared the place ; and still the afternoon service
at Pegan is commenced with the memorable hymn
that saved it. Of another, it is said that a fa
mous robber having been changed himself, sang
it' among his men, so that many of them were
chi : lige,' also. Rough hearts, indeed, seem often
the most susceptible A major in command of
thirty dragoons entered a quiet vicarage, and
demanded within three hours more tan the vicar
could give in a year. To cheer her father, one
of his daughters took her guitar, and sang to it
one of Gerhardt's hymns. Fresently the door
softly opened; the officer stood at it, and mo—
tioned her to continue ; and when the hymn was
sung, thanked her for the lesson. ordered nut the
dragoons, anti rode off. --Iffecmiiisn's
ir' THE COMPLAINT ha, beCOLEF very general
that coffee is not as good as it used to be. This
is one of the many social unpleumantnesses at
the civil war, and consequent hig.l prices.. Such
little trials can be borne, however, and we are
by no means so bad off yet as the rebels are. If
our coffee gets poor it is comfortable to reflect
upon too assurance of the old proverb, that—
"To Lim who is fdad of driaklug, God always gives
For if LLere'e not bear aad wino, there's ever the we ter
. r. ..,
A SAD RECORD.
Truly, Pennsylvania has contributed her full
share of blood and treasure in this, (BO far,) un
profitable war. In almost every battle that has
been fought, her brave troops have distinguished
themselves, and shed their blood freely. We
know not how many of her some have perished
in bail le. died of wounds or sickness in hospitals,
or returned home disabled for life; but we have
no multi! Ow the number exceeds that of any
other Slate Uf her fifteen regiments of Re
serves, scarce enough remain to make two full
regiments of effective men, and almost every
regiment of her 200,000 men in the field, has
suffered more or lees severely from the casualties
of battle, or sickness resulting from severe duty
and exposure. She has lost largely of officers,
too. Hundreds of her comnany officers have
fallen, and the following list of dead field officers
will show how well and.bravely her gallant eons
have done their duty and sustained her honor.
List of Pennsylvania Colonels killed in battle, or
who died in camp or.rma me present war
COL. SENECA G. SIMMONS, (Msj. 11. S. Army,)
commanding 84th Regt. Penna. Vols. (sth Penna.
Reserves,) killed at battle of "Charles City Cross
Roads," Virginia, June 30, 1862.
COI. CONRAD F. JACKSON, 38th Regt. Penna.
Vols., (9th Penna. Reserves.) promoted to Brig.
Gen., killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, Vir
ginia, December 13, 1862.
Col. lives( IVPNeir., 42d• Regt. Penna. Vole.,
(13th Penna. Reserves,) killed at battle of An—
tietam, Maryland, 16th September, 1862.
COI. ORO. D. BAYARD, 44th Regt. Penna. Vols.,
(16th Penna. Reserves,) Ist. Penna. Cavalry,
promoted to Brigadier General, killed at the bat
tle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Dec. 13, 1862.
Col. C. H. Hurray, 61at Regt. Penna. Vols.,
killed at the battle of '•Fair Oaks," Virginia, on
the 81st day of May, 1862.
Col. SAMUEL W. BLACK, 62d Regt. Penns.
Vols., killed at-the battle of "Gaines' Mill," Vir
ginia, June 27, 1862.
Col, J. 11. Camps, 64th Regt, Penns, Vols.,
(sth Penna. Cavalry,) killed at the battle of
•Antietam," Maryland, Sept. 17. 1862.
Col. E. D. BAKER, 71st Regt. Penna. Vole.,
killed at the battle of "Ball's Bluff," Virginia,
October 21, 1861.
Col, IL Beam, 76th Regt, Penna. Vole„ pro
moted to Brigadier General, killed on the Rap
pahannock, Virginia. on the 22d day of August,
Col. James ltimmt, 81st Regt. Penna. Vole.,
killed at the battle of "Fair Oaks," on the alst
day of May, 1862.
Col. Joearu A. Mc Lima, 88th Regt. Penna.
Vole., killed at the battle of "Gaines' Mill,"
Virginia, on the 27th of June, 1862.
Col. WILLIAM G. MIII . VILAY, 84th Regt. Penna.
Vole., killed at the battle of "Winchester," Vir—
ginia, on the 236 of March, 1862.
Col. J. M. °OMNI, 95th Regt. Penna. Vole.,
killed at the battle of "Gaines' Mill,".Virginis,
on the 27th day of June, 1862.
Col. SAMUEL CaOASDALE. 1216th Regt. Deana,
Vole., killed at the battle of "Antietam," Mary
land, Sept. 17, 1862.
Col. H. J. ZINN, 130th Regt. Penna. Vole.,
killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia,
on the lath day of Deitember, 1862,
Col. R. A. Oakford, 1326 Regt. Penna. Vols.,
killed at the battle of "Antietam," Maryland,
Sept. 17, 1862.
Ca JOSEPH 11 WILSON, 101st Regt. Penna.
Vols., died in camp in Virginia, on - the 30th day
cr May, 1862.
Col THOMAS A. ZIEOI.O. 107th Regt. Penna.
Vols., died in camp in Virginia, on the 15th day
of July, 1862,
A NEW REMEDY You Su.%Llt. POL—The Sara
cenia purparea, or Indian Cup, a native plant of
Nova Scotia, which we mentioned some time ago
vs being the specific used by the ludiaus against
,hc se..•ali pea, bids fair to realize Coe expecte
iiol:l6 entertained by medical men of its efficacy..
In a letter addressed to the American Medical
Times, Dr. Frederic W. Morris, President Physi
cian of the Halifax Visiting Dispensary, states
-that this earacenia, a papaveraceous plant, will
cure small pox in all its various forms within
twelve hours after the patient has taken the de
ooction. 'However alarming and numerous the
eruptions," he says, "or confluent and frightful
they may be, the peculiar action of the medicine
is such that very seldom is a scar left to tell the
story of the disease. If either vaccine or vario
lous matter is washed with the infusion of the
minima's., they are deprived of their contagious
properties. So mild is the medicine to the taste,
that it may be largely mixed with tea and coffee
and given to connoisseurs in these beverages to
drink without their being aware of the admix
ture. 'lke mediCine has been successfully tried
in the hospitals of Nova Scotia, and its use will
, be continued."
A CURIOUS EPITAPR NEAR WARRICIL—WhiIe
we rested ourselves on a horizontal monument,
which was elevated just high enough to be a
convenient seat, I observed that. ODE of the
gravestones lay very close tathe church, so close
that the droppings of the eave would fall Upon
it. It seemed as if the inmate of that grave bad
desired to creep under the ehrtrek wall. On
closer inspection we found en almost illegible
epitaph on the stone, and with difficulty made
out this forlorn verse
"Poorly lived, •
And poorly tied,
And no one mind."
It would be bard to compress the story of a
cold and luckless life, death, and burialinto
fewer words,.or more impressive ones; at least
we found them impressive, perhaps because we
had to recreate the inscriptions by scraping
away the lichens from the faintly-tiaced letters.
The grave was on the shady and damp aide of
the church, endwise towards it, the head-atone
being within about three feet of the foundation
wall ; so that, unless the poor mark was a dwarf,
he must have been doubled up to'ft him into his
final resting place. No wonder that his epitaph
murmured against so poor a burial as this.—At
lildr A 000 D BTORT to told of Billy Wilson's
Zouaves at Baton Rouge. It le said that the
boys, not exactly liking their camping ground,
wade a rush for the State prison, knocked down
the keepers, entered the building, turned the key
An the inside of the wall gate. locked.themeelven
in the cells, and cried " Now we are at home!"
At any rate, the institution which originally con
tained nearly three hundred prisoners, is now
PENNSYLVANIA COLONELS rItOIIOTED... The
Preeideot has sent to the Senate the following
list of Pennsylvania Colonels for confirmation as
Brigadier Generals :—Col. Thos. 11. Neill, 23d
Pa.; Col. David M. Gregg. Bth Pa. Cavalry; Col.
Joi , epli P. Knipe, 4811. Pa.; Col. Alex.. Schimmel•
:Sett. .g I•F hPa Col. goy Stone, 149th Ps. ,
1 102.! Pe : Col. John F. Hari
, . ••• 1:. , e, Tyndale. 28th Ps.;