Reading gazette and Democrat. (Reading, Berks Co., Pa.) 1850-1878, March 14, 1863, Image 1

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Office, Yorth- Wed corner or Pens and Fifth street, ad
joining the 14177/lere Bank of Beading.
$1,30 a rar, payable fa arionmee.
1.00 lot six mouth% la advance.
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grecotors and Adminietrate.' Notices, 6 insertions 62,00
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re Marriage notices 25 cents each. Deaths will be
pemished gratuitously.
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other Privets AWAChItiOBB, will be charged for, as &dyer
ti-ereests, at the above rates.
Advertisements for Religions. Charitable and Ede
rational of jests, ens half the above rated
air All adve=being will be considered payable In cub,
on the first insertion.
lowly advertisers shall have the privilege r,r desired)
et renewing their advertisements every three iseekg--but
ogener. Any additional renewals, or advertising en.
coeding the amount contracted for. will be charged extra
pt one hell the rates above specified for transient edger.
Yearly advertises will be &barged the same rates as
tusasiest advertisers for all matters not relating strictly
t. their kaisers.
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
JraTICIPi . Banana, kept constantly for sale, or printed to
Sixth Street (above the Court Hoene) Beading, Pa.
raary 21.1883-17
v• y LAW. hasremoved Ids Waco Witte north able of
Gaut street flat door below Sixth. Roo 22-tf
Street, above Sixth, needing, Pa.
SO- Will be at Priedeasbarg, every Thursday.
September Ya, 1860-Iy*
Charles Davis,
Office to the Office lately occupied by the Hee. David
cordon., deceased , in Sixth street, opposite the Court
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Daniel Drenentrout,
rs awl cunt, corner of Court alley. pang 13-1 y
David Neff,
Foreign and Domestic DRY GOODS, No. 25 East
can street, Reading, Pa. March 10, ISM
United States Bounty, Back Pay and
Pension Office,
-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.
net IS-11] Attorney at Law, Court St., Reading, Pa.
[Late Hart a Itlawy.r,)
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,
lAbsolute, Deodorized and Druggists' Alcohol; also,
ins Oil, which they will aell at the lowest Wholesale
prices, at Reading, Pa.
Ti` Orders reepectfelly solicited.
Dental College. Teeth extracted by Fran
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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
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
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United States Pension Surgeon.
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.)
Fourth Ittriset, above Pow", Reading,
Januar 24.180.4
to. Terms moderate and no charge natil obtained.
A. 0, GREEN, Attorney at Law,
Jan 31-emo3 Office in Court. ttreet, Beading.
moviriv-asonzry, sacs-rAlr
AND pliNsioN atiAngue
Attorney at Law, Office in Court Street,
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Are Agents for the _Reading Gazette, in those cities, awl
ata authorized to take Advertisements awl aubseriptloaa
for as at our established rates.
Prices. WATCH ItirLuania_ —Watches pat in per.
ferct order and every one warranted for one year.
21 North Filth Street. Reading, Pa.
nov 16-enrol
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
CirCO.7-03a. 4007-a Isxrecrmiti.,
August 10, 186140
L 4-11 MX. BROADS, Jr.
The Only Place Where a Cure Canbe
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.
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.
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.
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.
No Mercury or Nauseous Drags.
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
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
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
: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.
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.
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
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
scam in. SOSIDISTON. ISt. D.
Of the Baltimore Lock Hospital, Baltimore, Mary - And.
May 10-1 y)
Single Rooms Fifty Cents per Bay.
City Hall Square, corner Frankfort St.,
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
Jae 17 R. FRENCH, Proprietor.
Race Street, above Third, Philadelphia.
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
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:
N.D.—Allberal per centage will be allowed to Agents
Corner of Fifth and Spruce Streets.
Viral lr 811111/1/ & BON.
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.
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
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
"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?"
The stranger was not in a condition to answer.
Tears started to his eyes, so dreadful was the
" Wonderful 1 I distinguish nothing here 1"
"And yet I experience there so inexpressible
a pain that I could dash my head against the
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
"Which, however, I will not do!" said the
" 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
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
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
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
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-
"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
" 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
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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
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
"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
"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."
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
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
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
Non commissioned officers, musicians and pri—
vates, per month, g
Second Lieutenants, 15
First Lieutenants, 17
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.