Reading gazette and Democrat. (Reading, Berks Co., Pa.) 1850-1878, March 14, 1863, Image 1
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Yearly advertises will be &barged the same rates as tusasiest advertisers for all matters not relating strictly t. their kaisers. PRINTING OF INERT DESCRIPTION' sEoo:Lied in a anperier manner, at the Very lowest prices_ Oar weatruaaat a hp TYPE ill large and outhlettable, and our Work sputa for BLOM OF ALL KINDS, Including PARCHMENT sma PAPER DEEDS, MORTGAOES, 13,,NDS, ARTICLES OP AGREEMENT, LEASES, and R Twisty of JraTICIPi . Banana, kept constantly for sale, or printed to order. 30107 IILELTESTODIG ATTORNEY AT LAW, QITICE WITH A. B. WANNER, NORTH Sixth Street (above the Court Hoene) Beading, Pa. raary 21.1883-17 REMOVAL_ 1111TILLIAM G. LIVINGOOD, ATTORNEY AT v• y LAW. hasremoved Ids Waco Witte north able of Gaut street flat door below Sixth. Roo 22-tf JESSE G. HAWLEY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, OFFICE WITH S. YOUNG, ESQ., ?ESN Street, above Sixth, needing, Pa. SO- Will be at Priedeasbarg, every Thursday. September Ya, 1860-Iy* Charles Davis, TOilltßY AT LAW—IIAB REMOVED 1H Office to the Office lately occupied by the Hee. David cordon., deceased , in Sixth street, opposite the Court raprll 14 House. Daniel Drenentrout, A TTORNEY AT LAW—OFFICE IN NORTH rs awl cunt, corner of Court alley. pang 13-1 y David Neff, WIIOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Foreign and Domestic DRY GOODS, No. 25 East can street, Reading, Pa. March 10, ISM LIVINCOOD'S United States Bounty, Back Pay and Pension Office, COURT STREET, REAR SIXTH. r_rAVING BEEN ENGAGED IN COLLECT -1l lug visaula egainet the. Ootternment. I feel neufidstit that all who have heretofore employel me will cheerfully endorse my promptness and fidelity. My charges are moderate and no charge made until obtained. WILLIAM H. LII'IBGOOD, net IS-11] Attorney at Law, Court St., Reading, Pa. ASA M. HART, [Late Hart a Itlawy.r,) PEALER IN FOREIGN AND AMERICAN DRY GOODS, CARPETING% De., Wholesale and Re ai ,at Philadelphia prices. Sign of the Golden Bee Rive, No. 14 East Penn Square. (sprit 17-tf P. Bushong & Sons, ktiANUFACTUREItg OF BURNING FLUID, lAbsolute, Deodorized and Druggists' Alcohol; also, ins Oil, which they will aell at the lowest Wholesale prices, at Reading, Pa. Ti` Orders reepectfelly solicited. R. T. YARDLEY BROWN, SURGEON DENTIST_ ORADITAT E OF PENNSYLVANIA Dental College. Teeth extracted by Fran (( - Electro Magnetic process, with Clarke's improvement. With this method teeth are =traded with much less pain than the usual way. No Ociza charge- Mee Fifth dreet. opposite the Presbyte rian Chord. taprillrly Dr. G. M. MILLER, SURGEON DENTIST, FROM THE College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia. lig Mace: At his residence in Main street, T""" Hamburg. Pa. ASP Teeth extracted under the Influence of Ether, or by the Eleetro-Magnetic Machine, Militant extra charge. &arty coxed. saT lie bee also Patent and other MEDICINES for sae at his place. [may Sl efft - 40 .).FIL•11;)74 United States Pension Surgeon. "L'AXAMINATIONS OF INVALID PENSION ERS and spidiesote tqr Pensions, from any State. and of both the Army and Navy, wades; the corner eflifth end Walnut greet, Needing. ,q-Orono hours—from 12 to 2 P. M. Dee. 20-Smo.) CHARLES LANCASTER, MEDICAL ELECTRICIAN, Fourth Ittriset, above Pow", Reading, Januar 24.180.4 PENSIONS, BOUNTIES & BACK PAY. APPLICATIONS PROMPTLY ATTENpED to. Terms moderate and no charge natil obtained. A. 0, GREEN, Attorney at Law, Jan 31-emo3 Office in Court. ttreet, Beading. SOLDIERS' moviriv-asonzry, sacs-rAlr AND pliNsioN atiAngue PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO BY A. H. STAUFFER, Attorney at Law, Office in Court Street, =3l S. W. PETTENGILL & No. 37PARIE HOW, NEW-YORK, &6 STATE ST., BOSTON. - - Are Agents for the _Reading Gazette, in those cities, awl ata authorized to take Advertisements awl aubseriptloaa for as at our established rates. WATVIIES, GOLD AND SILVER, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY. lI RELIABLE IN QUALITY AND AT LOW Prices. WATCH ItirLuania_ —Watches pat in per. ferct order and every one warranted for one year. JACOB LODEN, 21 North Filth Street. Reading, Pa. nov 16-enrol F. P. HELLER. WATCHMAKER, JE WELER, AND DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPOONS, DPEOTACLES, GOLD PENS, Sze_ 810 of the tt BIG WATCH," No. 5331 Es Penn Street, above Sixth, north aide, Reading, Pa. Sr Every article warranted to be what it ie sold for Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, he., repaired with particular attention, and gnaranteed. [fob 1-tf NOTICE. A PREMIUM WILL BE PAID ON CirCO.7-03a. 4007-a Isxrecrmiti., -AND 1 2 .8N1, MIEITIC I\7OT3EIIB =I EXCHANGE AND BANNING OFFICE -OF G. W. GOODRIOng READING, Pa. August 10, 186140 JUST REiCRIVEID, WooFLOWER POTS, AT THE OLD JAIL L 4-11 MX. BROADS, Jr. BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL ESTARLISEIiD AS A AMUUIi YOH MAMMY The Only Place Where a Cure Canbe Obtained. DR. JOHNSTON HAS DISCOVERED THE molt Certain. Speedy and only Effectual Remedy in the World for all Private Diseases, Weakness of the Back or Limbo, Strictures, Affections of the Rianoya and Blad• der, lovoluotary Discharges, impotency. General DAM tjf, Pfervomcatess, Dyspeptis Languor, Low Spirits. Confu sion elates, Palpitation of the Heart.'timidity, Trembling, Dimness of Sight ur Diddinco, Disease of the Head, Throat, Nose or Skin, Affections of the Liver, Lungs. Stomach or Dowels—those Terrible Dleordera arising from the Solitary Halite of Volith—these groan, and solitary practices more fatal to their victims than the song 01 Syreme to the Mariner. of Ulysses, blighting their most brilliant hopes or aulgipationa rendering marriage, &c., impossible. YOUNG MEN Especially. who have become the victims of Solitary Vice, that dreadful and destructive habit v - hich annually sweeps to an untimely grave thousands of Young - Moo of the-moot exalted Wentz and brilliant Intellect_ who might other wise have entranced likening Senates. With the thunders of eloquence or waked to ecstasy the living lyre, may call with full confidence. - 211ARILIALOZI. Married Persons, or Young Menoontemplating marriage, being aware of physical weakness, organic debility, defor mities, &c., speedily cured. He liebo pierce himself under the care of Dr. J. may re ligionely confide in his honor ae a gentleman, and Cann. demi" rely upon his skill as a Physician. ORCIAMIZO 'OTEILILNESS Immediately Cured, and Full Visor Restored. This Diatroking affection—which renders Life miserable and marriage impoa-ible—is the penalty paid by the vic tim. of impraper indulgences. Toting perilous are too apt to commit excesses from not being aware or the dreadful consequences that may entitle. Now, who that understands the subject will pretend to deny that the power of procrea tion is lost sooner by those falling into improper habits than by the prudent? Besides being deprived the pleas ure of healthy offspring, the most serious and destructive symptoms to both My and mind arise. The sistem be- MuMee Deranged, the rbysical sod Meatal - Pulsation Weakened, Leas of Procreative Power, Nervous Irritabill icy, Dyspepsia, Palpitation of the Beset, Indigestion, Con stitutional Debility, a Wasting of the Frame, Cough, Con sumption, Decay and Death. O i ce, No. 7 Sonth Predertok Street, Lebend side going from Baltimore street, a few doors from the corner. Felt got to observe name and number. Letters must be paid and col/tabs ft stamp. The Doctor's Diplomas hang In his once. A Man VINILAILASITILIII IN TWO XPAVO. No Mercury or Nauseous Drags. SOIEDIWZOST. Member of the Royal College of dargavoe, London, Gradu ate from one of the most eminent Colleges in the United States, and the greater pact of whose life has been apent in the hospitals of London, Parts, Philadelphia and else where, has effected some of the most astonishing coxes that were ever known; many troubled with ringing in the bead and earn when as leep, great nervousness, being alarmed at sudden sounds, baahltlneta, with [regnant blushing, at tended sometimes with 461eiligalnant of mind, wore eared immediately- TAKE PAILTICIPZA.B. NOTICE. Dr. J. addresses all those who have injured themselves by improper indulgence and solitary habits which min both body . and mind, unfitting them for either bileallenh study, comety or marriage. Timm are some of the sad sad melancholy effects produc. ed by early habits of youth, viz; Weaklings ache flank and L Untie. Paine in the Head, Dimness of Sight, Lose of Mus cular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dyspepsy, Nervous Irritability, Derangement of the Digestive Functions, Gen eral Debility, Symptoms of Consumption, &c. fdrairsum.—The fearful effects on the mind are much to be dreaded—Lose or Memory, Confusion of Ideas, Depres sion of Write, Evil Forebodings, Av./rotor. to Society, Self' Metered, Love of Solitude. Tim idity, dm, are sown of the evils produced. Tnotoasturs of persons of all ages can now judge what is the cause of their declining health, losing their 'Vigor, be coming weak, pale, nervous and emaciated, having a sin- Ember appearance about the eyes, cough and, symptoms of CellentuPtielt• 11 - 0112 - 41 MEN Who have injured themselves by a certain practice indul ged in when alone. a habit frequently learned from evil companions, or at school, the effects of which are nightly felt, even when asleep, and if not cured renders marriage impossible. and destroys both mind and body, should ap ply hunitligelp What a pity that a young - man, the hope of his country, the darling of his parents, should be vnatched 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. Bach persons Duna, before contemplat ing MMII.I..A.CM :enact that a mood mind and body are the moat liecesaltrY requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, with out these the journey through life becomes a weary pil grimage; the, prospect hearty darkens to the view; the mind becomes shadowed with despair and filled with the melancholy reflection that the happiness of another be comes blighted with our own. DISEASE OF IMPRUDENCE. When the misguided and imprudent votary of pleasure ands that be has imbibed the seada of this painful disease, it too often happens that an ill-timed sense of shams, or dread of discovery, deters him from applying lo those who, from education and respectability, can alone befriend him, deleyiegtill theconstitutional symptoms of this horrid die ease make their appearance, such as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose, nocturnal patine in the timid and limb., dim ndradf sight, deafness, nodes on toe shin-bones sod arms, blotches on the head, face and extremities, progressing with frightful rapidity, till at last the palate of the mouth or the bones of the nose fall in, and the victim of this aw ful disease becomes a horrid object. of commiseration, till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings, by sending him to that Undiscovered Country from whence no trav eller return." [march 12 It is 8 Istskinshozy fast that thousands fall victims to this terrible dinonoo, owing to the onckillfninana of War. ant pretenders, who, by the Imo of that Deadly POiBoll, Mercury, ruin the constltation and make the readmit of life miserable. STILIiNGMLS Thud not your lives, or -health, to the care of many Un learned and worthless Pretenders, destitute of knowledge, name or character, who copy Dr. Johnston's advertise,: manta. or style themselves, in the oeweperere, regularly Educated Physicians, incapable Of Curing, they keep you trilling month after month taking heir filthy and poison one compounds, or as long as the timeliest fee can be ob tained, and In despair, leave you with rained health to sigh over your own galling disappointment. Dr. Johnston It the only Physician advertising. His credentials or diplomas always hang in his °Moe. His remedies or treatment are neknown to all other., prepared from a life epeat in the great hoepitele of Europe, the first in the country and a more extensive Private Prac tice than any other Physician in the world. zernortormarirrz or rum MILESIL The many Shout:muds cured at this institution year after year, and the numeral. lutportant Surgical Operations performed by DL Johostoo, wituaimed by the reporters of the "80n," "Clipper," and many other papers, uoticea which have appeared again and again before the public, besides his standing as a gentleman of character and re apousibility, is a tradicient guarantee to the afflicted. Skin Diseases Speedily Cured. rppile letter,' revolved ante. pont-paid and containing ntaidp to be naiad On the reply. rer§de. writing should state age, and send portion of advertisement describing symptoms. scam in. SOSIDISTON. ISt. D. Of the Baltimore Lock Hospital, Baltimore, Mary - And. May 10-1 y) FRENCH'S HOTEL. ON %NEI VCIFILOPILLN PLAN, CITY OF NEW YORK. Single Rooms Fifty Cents per Bay. City Hall Square, corner Frankfort St., (OPPOBITAI CITY HALL.) MEALS AS TREY MAY BE ORDERED IN the spacious refectory. There lea Barber's Shopaed Bata Rooms attached to the Rotel. Ifir Beware of 1101 , 111.5 RS and HAUXAIRS who say we ISTB Jae 17 R. FRENCH, Proprietor. NATIONAL HOTEL, (LATE WHITS MAN.) Race Street, above Third, Philadelphia. yrintB EVABLISIIMENT OFFERS 0 ktlf,AT Inducements, sot Only On account of reduced ratan of board, bat num its Central location to the Wrenn,. of trade, as well N the Convenlencus afforded by the several Passenger Hallways running past and contiguous to it, by which guests can pass to and from the Hotel, should they be preferred to the regular Omnibus connected with the Rouse. II sin determined to devote my whole attention to the comfeet and convenience of say gocole, 4fir Terms, $1 RS perday. D C. SIEGRIST, Proprietor, Formerly from Eagle Hotel, Lebanon, Pa. Itsosns, Clerk. [march 1.5-tf 11-Ikg 1 1 -3- :)411:-.1v.*A 1 S READING, PA. THE SUBSCRIBER respectfully announces ty the public that he has recently enlarged his BREW to a considerableextent, and introduced steam-power, audio now ready to supply all deinande for grarantion =aim LIQUORS, For home and distant constimpuon. Ms Meek of Halt Liquors, warranted to keep In all climates, is as follows: BROWN STOUT, PORTER, BOTTLING ALE, DRAUGHT ALE AND LAGER DEER. Pule 19-tf FREDERICK LAUER- N.D.—Allberal per centage will be allowed to Agents abroad- FRESH GROCERIES -AT REDUCED PRICES. AT THE Corner of Fifth and Spruce Streets. Viral lr 811111/1/ & BON. Postro. The Lingering Winter. The anew-Oakes kiss the plowmen's crimsoned face; He guidee the eh.° and teens the furrow still, With manly Wimp% and with 'inennnred pave, tier heeds the winter lingering on the hill. The foamy flood roars sullen through the Valet The crow flocks flap the blast with laboring wings. The bare oak shivers in the northern gale— Ent on the tamed bough the blae.bird singe. It sings of spring—the plowman bears the song— Ot bridal April and of blooming May And as he treads with sturdy atop along, Hope in hie bosom aings the seltaame lay. He hears the summer rustling In the Wit ; Cloud chases cloud &CTObei his beading grub.; The mower's scythe-song greets the golden morn, The soft eve welcomes home the loaded Wain. And autumn's wealth, its pleasures and its pride, His heart' witli joy, his ear with music fill; Ws plow be follows with a quicker stride, nor heeds the winter Wagtail:4 on the Lill. Thus to the Christian—wheresoe'er he roam— Planting . the Orient, Afric, or the Isles, Or the frost-fettered fields, alas! of home— A promised harvest mid the winter smiles. 4.4.8,07 and cold, the lebstera faint and tow The bard, chill glebe, unyielding to the share; The shrill blast shrieks the leafless forest through, Bat from on High a voice dispels despair. Before him the redcem'd—Chriat's harvest—stand; And Lute with hymen of pram hie beam thrill i Me plow be mites with a strengtbee'd hand, Nor heeds the winter lingering on the hill. A Visit to the Churchyard Who's knocking at the sexton's gate "Come, open quick, old coati! 'as late— " Come, open quick the door for me, A dearooe'e grave I come to soe." A stranger spoke, with grizzly beard, A sun•barnt warrior he appear'd. • " What was the dear ono's name, who's won A pillow In my gloomy home ?" "My mother. Haet thou then forgot Old Martha's Bon? Dont know me not ?" "God help ns bat how tall and brown 0 no, your face l'd ne'er have known. .` Bnt come and see; here does she lie For whom you ask so tenderly. "Here sleeps, beneath the atone and earth, The mother dear who gave you birth !" The warrior long stands silent there, His bend bent IoW, as if in prayer. He stands bent o'er that grave so dear, And wets the stone with many a tear! Then Meeting—. No, you're wrong," he said ; ~ This grave can never hold the dead 1 "How could a mother's love be brought To He la each a narrow spot ?" ga auff Start's. AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY. FROM THE HUNGARIAN Translated for the Home Journal by Hrs. Frank Smith Doctor N—, one of the most eminent sur. geons of Pesth, was summoned at daybreak one morning, to tee a person who pressingly sought to be admitted to him. While waiting in the antechamber, the visitor desired the servant to add that every moment's delay was dangerous, as he stood in need of instant help. The surgeon, instantly throwing off his night robe, gave orders for Lim to be shown up at ones It was an entire stranger, but one whose dress and manner proclaimed him a man belonging to the best class of society. His pallid cheeks spoke of some deep inward bodily and mental pain ; and his right hand rested in a silken sling Though he succeeded perfectly in controlling the expression of his countenance, a low murmur of pain, in spite of all his effdrts, broke forth re— peatedly from his lips. " Have I the honor of addressing Doctor —?" he asked, in a weak, almost fainting voice, as he approached the surgeon. " Tee, sir." " Pardon the question. I do not live in Peath ; I Came from the country, and know you by re. potation only. I regret not to be able to make your acquaintance under happier circumstances." The surgeon, seeing that his visitor could scarcely eland on hie feet, begged him to rest on his divan. "I am weary; for a whole week I have not closed my eyes. I have been having a pain in my right band, to which I can give no name. In the beginning I felt only a alight pang, but in a short time it commenced to burn with constantly in creasing violence, growing to be a torture beyond the "reach of the slightest alleviation. I have tried every obtainable remedy, far and near, but nothing relieves me—there remains the game piercing, cutting deadly pain. Finally, I could bear no more ; I got into a carriage and hostel ed here to you, that you might free me from my torment by an operation—the knife or iron—for I can endure it no longer." The surgeon endeavored to encourage him, say. ing his sufferings might be overcome by milder meaue than the use of the knife. "No, Doctor; neither a plaster nor any pal liative can relieve it; what I need is the knife. For that alone did I come here." Doctor N-- asked to be permitted to look at hie hand; on which the sufferer, setting his teeth hard, held it forth. The surgeon, using the greatest precaution, began to loosen the band age. "Let me entreat you, in advance, Doctor, not to be overcome by anything you will see. My pain is so strange, 80 extraordinary, that it will certainly take you unawares. Hesitate at no thing, I pray you." The surgeon assured the stranger that he was accustomed to everything in his profession, and pledged himself to hesitate at nothing. Nevertheless, when the hand appeared, be shrank back involuntarily, letting it fall heavily. The hand was apparently as sound, healthy bolting and perfect as any other—not espot was ' to be seen upon it! A sharp cry from the sufferer, as he lifted the dropped band with hie left, proved that he had come in no jest, but that he suffered cruelly. " Where does it pain you 2" "Here, Doctor," said the stranger, pointing to a place on the upper surface of his hand, where two veins parted from each other in faint blue lines. The surgeon marked him shudder, ae be touched the spot with his finger. "You fed it paining , you here r "Frightfully I" "And you suffer from the pressure, when I touch the place with my finger?" SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1863. The stranger was not in a condition to answer. Tears started to his eyes, so dreadful was the suffering, " Wonderful 1 I distinguish nothing here 1" "And yet I experience there so inexpressible a pain that I could dash my head against the wall." The surgeon took a microscope, examined the place and shook his head. "The skin is clear and healthy; the blood courses freely in the veins ; there is no inflamma tion, no apparent burl. The plods is preeisely in its natural state." "I think it is somewhat redder." " Where ?" The stranger took s pencil from his pocket— book. and drew a line around a spot the size Of half kroutzer. 44 Here !" The surgeon carefully looked at this spot, and began to think that his patient was insane. " Remain here," he said, "I may be able to assist you in a few days."' '•I cannot wait. Do not think, sir, that you have a madman before you. That is a nrisfor tune of which you will not have to cure me. The place I have iadloated causes me such agony, that, I repeat it, I have alone come to have it cut out." "Which, however, I will not do!" said the surgeon " And why not t" "Because your, hand is perfectly sound ; so far as I can see, there is no more the matter with it than there is with my own hand !" "You are, therefore, ready to declare that I am mad—you cannot believe me jesting;' turned the stranger, taking snots for a thousand gliders out of his pocket-book, and laying it on the table. " There, see that this is no child's play, and that the service which I ask at your hands is of the highest necessity and importance to me. I entreat you, cut this spot from out.my hand!" And I say to you, sir, that all the wealth of the world would not induce me to look on n Mild member as diseased, or make the slightest in cision in such a one. To do it would be to do what my surgical knowledge condemns—it would put my reputation to shame—in a word, my duty forbids it!—The whole world would maintain that you were a lunatic, but of me they would say either that I had been so unprincipled as to profit by your mania, or that I was too ignorant to perceive the error into which you bad led me." "So be it. At least you can accord me this favor. I will perform the operation myself. My left Land will, it is true, be somewhat unskillful, but let that pass. I will soon finish ; you will surely have the goodness to heal the wound for me." The surgeon marked with amazement beyond words, that the strange being was in sad earnest, for he laid add@ hie Oat, turned back his sleeves, and took his penknife in his left hand. Another moment, and he would bare plunged it deep into his right hand. " Hold !" cried the surgeon, alarmed lest the stranger should sever an artery, "if the opera tion be really inevitable, then, in the name of heaven, let me perform it!" On which, taking his surgical instrument in his hand, he laid the patient's right arm straight out in his own, at the same time requesting him to look another way. "That is not necessary. Allow me to show you just how deep the knife shall go." And, truly, during the whole operation, the stranger's resolution did not fail him ; he him* self directed the surgeon as to the depth of the incision; his hand never moved until the spot represented as the seat of the pain was cut out, when, throwing back his chest, he heaved a great nigh of relief. " Do you feel no more burning?" questioned the surgeon. "It is entirely gone," answered the stranger, smiling; " the torture has ceased. As for the slighter pain which the wound occasions me, it is to the first pain what a warm breeze is com pared to insupportable heat. While the bandage was being applfed, the ap pearance of the a ranger totally altered. A calm, pleasant expression met the surgeon's eye, in stead of the former look of intense pain; the brow grew clear, the color lively, returning love of life replaced the late cruel agitation—the whole man seemed transformed. As the surgeon readjusted the stranger's hand in the sling, be felt his own seized by the left hand of the latter, who, pressing it warmly, said to him in the most fervent tones: "Receive for your masterly service my most elooare thanks. You have laid me under a real obligation to you—for the remuneration on my part is small, indeed, in comparison with the mighty assistance which you have rendered me. I will be indebted to you all my life long l" nut the eurgeon's estimate of the value of his services was wholly different ; he absolutely re fused to accept the note for a thousand gliders, which still lay on the table. The stranger per sisted in leaving it,. and had passed out of the door, when seeing the growing displeasure - of the surgeon, he turned, and begged him at all events to consent to expend a part of the sum for the benefit of some hospital, and hastily took his departure, Doctor N— visited his patient for a few days at the hotel where he was remaining until his wound was completely healed. This was rapid ly taking place. During the course of this time, the surgeon had an opportunity to make obser vations which resulted in the conviction that he had to deal with a refined, accomplished man; one whose every word evinced,* ot only extensive information, but that knowledge of the world so agreeable when united with ettperiority of mind. Not the slightest trace any ailment, either bodily or mental, was to be remarked after the operation. The Arum returned tck his estates shortly afterward, perfectly restored. Three weeks had passed, when the servant was again called upon to announce to the sur— geon the arrival of his singular patient. The stranger, who was instantly admitted, appeared again with a bandaged arm; and, so great was his suffering, that, at first glapce, his features were scarcely recognizable. Sinking into a chair, before the surgeon had time to offer him a seat, he stretched out his hand to him, no longer suf ficiently master of himself to control his groans. I What has happened 7" sympathizingly in— quired the surgeon. " The incision was not deep enough," groaned the stranger. ""The pain has returned—burns more fiercely than before. I. could not at first bring myself to trouble you 'again ; I lingered, hoping that death would come and put an end to my existence. But what I longed for came not. The pain was, and still remains, concen trated in this one place. Look at me, and per— haps you will form an idea of my sufferings." The countenance of the stranger was white with agony, and cold drops covered. his brow. The surgeon unloosed the bandage. The wound had closed everything about the hand appeared healthy and sound as before, and the pulse beat evenly and naturally. "This touches on the marvellous!" exclaimed Doctor N—. "It passes widely beyond every thing in my past experience. Wonderful !" "Yes, wonderful, terrible! Seek not now for the cause, Doctor, but free me from this torture. Take your instrument, and insert it deeper than before; that alone will give me relief." The aorgeon Saw that he must grant this prayer. For the second time he performed the seine operation; again did he remark the as tonishing alteration in the Countenance of the strangsr. Again. as he replaced the bandage, troll color took tile pace of the patient's pal— lor, brightening the visage before so wan. But the smile returned not now as before. Badly he thanked the surgeon for his assistance. " I thank you, Doctor. Again the pain has ceased. In a few days the wound will be heal• ed. Nevertheless be not astonished if you see mahere in a month." "Be easy on that score, sir ; chase that thought out of your mind !" exclaimed the our- goon. "I have an unerring conviction that that dead ly pain will return at the end of a month," said the stranger, dejectedly. ' Besides, what is to happen to me must happen we meet avtin !" The surgeon related to his colleagues all the particulars of the unaccountable pain. They consulted together, but no one was able to offer a theory, perfectly satisfactory, explattatery of a case so strange. Toward the end of the month Dr. N— began to look forward, not without sadness, to again seeing the stranger; but time passed on, and he did not appear. Thereupon several weeks elapsed ; when the surgeon received a letter dated at his late patient's place of residence. . He opened it. the first glance at the close ly written pages within, he saw that the stranger had written the letter with his own hand, and inferred from this that the pain, which assuredly would have prevented him from writing, had not returned The contents of the letter were ati follows : •tt Dear Sir: I will not leave you longer in . doubt concerning the fearfully strange malady which I ani about to carry with me into the grave. I will give you the origin of this terrible evil. For a third time within a week has this frightful pain returned. I will not longer strug gle with it. At this moment lam only enabled to use a pen by placing a piece of burning sponge on the back of my hand over the affected part; while this burns, I feel only the smarting caused by its intense heat, and that is as nothing com pared to the former pain. "Six months ago I was a happy man. I lived without a care, upon my , income, and was in peace and friendship with all the world, enjoying all of pleasure thiletman of thirty-five finds to enjoy: A year ago I married—married for love. My choice fell upon a beautiful, accomplished, warm-hearted girl, the protege of a countess in the neighborhood. This pOttionlese maiden loved me—not from gratitude alone, though through me she had become mistress of my home and sharer of all I possessed—she had a truly child• like love for me. For half a year, each succeed ing day brought me more happiness than the last. When I went to the city for a day, my wife could scarcely rest ; when I returned, she came out to meet me a mile from home; and once, when I had been belated, oho never closed her eyes the whole night long. When I eon donalty prevailed upon her to pay a . visit to the countess, who loved her tenderly, she always re turned the same day—it seemed impossible for her to remain more than half a day away from home and me. Her love for me even went eo far that she gave up dancing rather than rest her hand in the clasp of another. In a word, my wife was an innocent child, who had no other thought than met «I know not what demon one day whispered in my ear : What if all this be only assumed ?' Thus mast, in the midst of the greatest happiness, too often esporienees an insane duke to look for pain. 4 4 -My wife had a little work-table, the drawer of which she kept invariably locked. I had often noticed that she never left it open; never by any ehanea had forgotten to take out the key. This thought began to trouble me; what had she to conceal from me? I was certainly beside myself. I believed in her innocent countenance, her clear eyes, her kisses and embraces no more. What if these were but parts of the de ception ? One day the countess visited us. She came to take my wife home with her, overwhelming her with persuasions to go and spend the whole day with her. Our estates lay not far distant , from one another, and I gave my wife a promise to follow her soon. "Scarcely had the carriage left the couriyard, when I collected all the keys I could find, and with them sought to open the closet drawer. At length I found one. "A looker on would have taken me, as I drew out thll drawer, for one who for the first time in Ma life was about committing a theft. I was a thief, opening a lock to steal from a weak woman her secrets. "My hands trembled as I came in contact with the different things in the drawer, but I careful ly avoided creating any disorder that might be tray my presence. Suddenly my breast seemed as if crushed in by iron bands ; I felt on the point of suffocating ! Under a roll of lace lay a packet of papers; quick as thought my heart whispered they were letters; at the first glance any one would have known them to be—lose let ters. " The packet was bound together by a rose— colored ribbon. I thought: Is this right? Is it not unworthy of an honorable UM, thus to Stool the secrets of his wife—secrets which belong to her maidenhood alone I Is she answerable to me for her thoughts and feelings before she beoe,me [VOL. 47.-WHOLE N 04989. my wife ? Should Ibe jealous of the time when she scarcely knew of my existence ! But what if these letters date sines I have had a right to watch over all her thoughts, to be jealous even of her dreams—since she has become my wife ? "I untied the ribbon. No one was there; no mirror near, to pour out on my cheek the mount ing flush of shame. I opened one letter after another, and read them all through to the end. "Oh, that was a terrible hour! "Shall I tell you what was in those letters? The met tieepietthle treachery ever practised against a man. My best friend had written them—but in what tone ? With 'what persuasive and passionate eloquence did he speak therein ! now he planned and counselled the course a wife might take to deceive her husband ! And all these letters were dated since our marriage— while I had been so happy! I find no words to picture what I experienced on reading them. It was a feeling like the working of deadly poison. I drank this poison to the last drop. I read every one of these letters through by itself. Then I laid them in order, bound them together, covered them with the lace, and locked the draw er. I was certain that my wife, if I did not go for her, would hasten home before evening. And Bo it was. How quickly she sprang from the carriage and ran toward me, how she embraced me, how she kissed me. How happy she was to be with me again! "I allowed her to perceive nothing of the revolution which had taken place within me. We talked together, supped together, and retired as usual to our rooms, which were side by side. I did not close my eyelicle ; awake, I counted the hours. As the first quarter past midnight struck, I stood in her chamber! Like a little angel, in the midst of snowy clouds, lay her lovely fair head in peaceful slumber upon the dazzling white pillows. What a monstrous Ito of nature, to lend to sin features so innocent! I was determined as a monomaniac in his fixed idea. The raging poison of jealousy had eaten into my soul. Softly I laid my hands upon her throat, and suddenly I pressed them together. That moment site opened her two large, dark blue eyes, saw me with amaze, then closed them slowly. She was dead. She died without hav ing time to utter a word in her own defence, peaceful as in a dream. As I murdered her, she felt no anger toward me. Only a single drop of blood, pressed out of her month, fell on the back of my hand, where, you know but too well. * "She had no relations to inquire into the cause of her death; and I purposely delayed sending out to my friends invitations to her funeral until it was too late for any of them to reach my place in time. No one upon my estates had any suspicion of the truth, Besides, I was 'neater; who had any right to question me ? " When all was over, and I was returning to my home, my conscience was not burdened in the Inuit. I thought of her no more, "On reaching my home, I found the countess, my wife's only female friend, just arriving. Like others, she had come after the hour appointed for the funeral. She was painfully agitated. Whether from sorrow or sympathy I knew- not, but the words of consolation with which she essayed to address me were so confused that I could scarcely understand them. At last she clasped my hand, and said, in faltering tones, that she saw herself obliged to confide to me a secret, which she must entreat me not to reveal. She had given my wife a package of letters to keep for her—the contents were suck that she dared not keep them by her—she had now to beg me to return them to her. An icy shudder went through me as she spoke these words. With marked coldness I asked her what those letters contained. The countess shrank back, and an- swered hastily : "Oh, air, your wife was more generous than you. When she took those letters into her core, she did not ask what they contained, but gave her word to guard them well, and I am sure has kept her pledge. She bad a noble soul ; it would have been impossible for her to break her solemn promise." "Very well," said I; "how am Ito know these I etters !" "They are tied together with a rose-colored ribbon embroidered with silver." "I will look fOr them immediately." " With this I took my wife's keys in my hand, and began to search for the packet. I knew but too well where to find it." Is this it?" amid I, st last, bringing it to the countess. "Yes, yes. Only see, here is the same knot I made ; your wife never untied it." .. I dared not lift up my eyes—l feared the countess would read in them that I had unloosed it—ah, that I had gone further, and committed a monstrous crime I took brief leave of her, ex cusing myself as well as I could. I needed to be alone. The countess returned home. 'Her husband MS In all his actions mean and brutal, and his tastes were wholly unworthy of his rank. Had I been such a man, I would deserve to have such a wife. But my wife was an innocent, spotless angel, who loved me when I murdered her! * * * I remember nothing of what passed for hours ; but this I know, that when I returned CO consciousness, I was sitting on my wife's coffin, in the vault. I was not yet so in• sane as to believe that I could awake her, but / wanted to speak to her. It seemed to me ehe would hear my words : "By the true, upright love which you took with you to the grave, I implore you, have mercy on me, and avenge yourself on me in this life ! Leave not my punishment to another world, but let me suffer here on earth—torture me, kill me! Wait not until lam dead, but avenge yourself now !" Thus madly did I speak to the mortal remains of my wife ; whereupon I slept, or realer Swoon ed. I began to dream. Perhaps it was no dream. I seemed to see the lid of the coffin slowly open, and the form of my dead wife, rest ing therein, as slowly arise. I was on my knees before the coffin, my hand resting on the side. Her lips were pale, but a red drop of blood on them. Slowly she bent over me, opened her eyes as she had on that last time, and preened a kiss upon my hand. The red drop which had hung on her lips rested on my hand; she Closed her eyes, laid herself back again on her cold pillow, and tho coffin closed over her. "Not long after, I war awakened by a fright ful pain, like the sting of a egorpion. I hastened home. It was still daylight ; no one had noticed my absence or my return. The blood had disap- peered from off my hand, but in the spot where the drop bad rested, it was burning as if a cor rosive poison bad penetrated therein. This pain increased from hour to hour without ever ceas ing. Even in sleep I felt it. I said nothing of it to any one; no one would have believed me. You know now, sir, what I must have suffered, and from what anguish your knife relieved me Scarcely had the second wound healed, however, when the pain came anew. For the third time it now racks me, and I have not the strength to endure it longer. In an hour I will say farewell to earth Only the thought that since she has been avenged here on earth, she will forgive on the- other side, gives me a ray of consolation. " I thank you for your heartfelt sympathy, and for your aid. God bless you." A few days later you might have read in the journals: "One of our richest patriots has shot himself. Grief for the loss of his wife is sup— posed to be the cause." THE SCHOOLS OP BEERS COUNTY. We make the following extracts from the Re port of County Superintendent ERMENTROUT Nothing has encouraged us so much, as the fact that a majority of our teachers appeared to be seriously impressed with the responsibilities of their profession, and earnestly desirous of enlarging the circle of their acquirements. It is scarcely necessary to say, that in the city of Reading, the qualifications of its etilleaters are always commensurate with their duties. None but competent persons are employed by the con trollers. The high character and prosperous condition of the schools attest their zeal, and to them is due a debt of gratitude, to dischirge which will tax unborn generations. In the coon• ty proper, the average merit of the candidates examined, exhibits a gratifying advance upon that of the preceding year. For 1860 61 this was about No. 3, for 1861 62 it is 2 17, which must be regarded as highly satisfactory and honorable, especially if we consider the large number of persons to be employed, the difficul ties attending the use of the German and English, and the transition from one to the other. It is worthy of special remark, that our best exami nations were held in German districts, and the beet spelling was done by persons native to the county, and of German extraction. Facts like these prove, that in order to learn English, it is not necessary—as some would have us believe— to ignore the German, and wage a war of exter mination against the customs and modes of thought that characterize the German counties of the State. Whether the employment of females should be regardeti as an improvement in the school system, is not a question absolutely decided by the people of this county. While resolutely set against the modern doctrine of "woman'e rights," taken in the strict, technical sense, as well as against the ancient doctrine that woman is but the slave of man, they are not prepared to say to what ex tent, if to any, females should be received as instructors. Strongly impressed with the reality of the difference of the sexes, and with the ne , ceseity of confining them to their appropriate duties, they are backward in attempting any measures that might lead to the unsphering of them, and to a derangement of the plans of Providence. Of the 430 teachers, employed for 18E.62, 16 were females. Of theca two taught in Union, two in Maxatawny, two in Hamburg, two in Womeledorf, one in Marion, one in Rock land, and the balance in Reading. Summer Schools are kept in but two districts —Union and Robeson. Ail over the county, however, can be found subscription schools as well supported as the common school in winter, while its different sections are well supplied with academies for the prosecution of the higher branches. A Suggestion.—We point with pride to the con- otitution of tho United States, no the palladium of our liberties. It is a matter of surprise that so few persons appear to be acquainted, either with its provisions, or the circumstances of its formation. The sectionalism that now de vastates the law; originated in part, from the trot that the boys and girls, who are now men and women, instead of having been educated in the original traditions which furnish the only key to the meaning of this magna charts, were taught to canonize the pet fancies of narrow minded statesmen, and the partial, One. sided theories of designing politicians. The annual appropriations by the Commonwealth towards the support of the schools will have accomplished neat to nothing, if the authorities impose no measures for educating pupils in a knowledge of the duties they owe their government. We sug gest to the department, the propriety of intro ducing, by law, in all the schools, the study of the constitution of our country, and Its peculiar history. WHO ARE ENTITLED TO PENSIONS ques tion is often asked, Who are entitled to pen sions ?" The act of Congress, passed My, 1862, made liberal provisions for granting pensions to disabled or invalid soldiers, who have served in the army of the Union, since the 4th of Match, 1861, and also to widows and children (under sixteen years of age.) as well as mothers and dependent sisters*, of soldiers killed in battle or who shall die by reason of wounds received or disease contracted while in service, and in the line of duty. The provisions as a whole, are much more liberal than the old pension laws for the Revolution or the wtor of 1812. The amount of pensions for all disabilities are fixed as fol lows Non commissioned officers, musicians and pri— vates, per month, g Second Lieutenants, 15 First Lieutenants, 17 Captains, Majors, . All ofiCers of higher rank, 80 But a large majority of those accepted as pen• stoners are only partially disabled, and the amount of pensions is rated according to their disability, which may be one fourth, one third, one half, two thirds, three fourths, ko. The die. ability is based on the proportion which the effect of a wound received or disease contracted in public service, actually disables one from ob taining a livelihood. WIWI Hoe. SIMON C6NSHOIS has forwarded a letter to the President resigning his position as Minister at the Court of St. Petersburg. Of course he does not give all the reasons for his resignation, but alludes only to the climate not agreeing with hie family. This letter otherwise regrets that the rebellion was not suppressed long ago, as he and the whole world expected, but expresses undiminished confidence in the future success of our arms and the restoration of the Union. Cassius M. Clay has been re-ap pointed to the Russian Mission, in accordance, IL is said, with a promise by the President, at the time he made way for Cameron, Sar GIN. RIINTEIL'S MACS roams amounts to about 800 negroes, and for them he has disgrac ed white officers, rendered his white soldiers mutinous, quarreled with Gen. Foster, and done everything except capturing Charleston. If he cannot take that city, let hint take himself off to make room for some practical non.