Reading gazette and Democrat. (Reading, Berks Co., Pa.) 1850-1878, April 11, 1863, Image 1

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WWI.. AnTIOLa3IIP AAIREEMENT, LEASES, and a variety of
JI,T/CES' BULIMS, kept constantly for sale, or printed to
Urteading, Pa. [March 14, 1563-3 mo
Slxtb Street (above the Court Muse) Iteadiug, Pa.
February 21.1563-1 y
LAW. has removed his office to the north side of
Court street Stet door below Sixth. [dee 22-tf
Screet, above Sixth, Reading, Pa.
XI - Will be at Friedensburg, every Thursday.
September 29, 1860-Iy*
Charles Davis,
ea. - . the Office lately occupied by the BOIL David
. (Jordon, deceased, is Sixth street, opposite the Court
House. [april 14
Daniel Ermentront,
It Rita rind, eornar of Court alley_ [aug 13.1 y
David Neff,
Foreign and Domestic DRY GOODS, No. 25 East
can street, Reading, Pa. (March 10, 1860.
United States Bounty, Back Pay and
Pension Office,
tea claims against tha Govarnmant. I feel confident
test alt who have heretofore employed me will eheerfully
endorse my promptness and fidelity. My charges are
=Aerate and no charge made until obtained.
oct IS-tf] Attorney at Law, Court St., Reading, ea.
(Late Mart 4r. Mayer')
DRY GOODS, CARPETING% Am, Wholesale and Ro
ail, at Philadelphia prices. Sign of the Golden Bee Hive,
No. 14 East Penn Square. [sprit 17—tf
P. Ilashong & Bona,
Absolute, Deodorized and Druggists' Alcohol; also,
me 111, which obey will sell at the lowest Wholesale
prices, at Reading, Pa.
AMP Orders respectfully solicited.
Dental College. Teeth extracted by Fran
, *is. • a cis" Ream Magnetic proems, with Clarke's
improvement. With this method teeth are
xtraeted with much less pain than the usual way. No
extra charge. Olive in Fifth street, opposite the Presbyte
rian Chnrch.4 [april 2-ly
Dr. G. M. MIT.J.MR,
College of Dental Surgery, Philadelphia.
°M. OfIleo! At Lis residence in Rain street,
liaraliarg, Pa.
AV- Teeth extracted under the infittence of Ether, or
by the Eleetro-Magnetic Machine, without extra charge.
Scurvy cured.
air He bus ales Patent and other MEDICINES for sale
at his office. tmay 31
Fourth Street, above Penn, Reading.
Jammu' 24. 1863-ti
to. Terme moderate and no obarge until obtained.
A. O. ORENN, Attorney at Law,
Jan 31-6mo] Offtoe in Court ereet,
Attorney at Law, Othce In Court Street,
Jan 31-M] READING, Pl.
Are Agents for the Reading Gazette, In those cities, and
are authorized to take Advertineinenta and Subscriptione
for us at one established rates.
WIWI. WATCH REPAHLIOO.—WaIchea put in per
ferct order and every one warranted for one year.
nov 15-6wol -21 North Fifth Street, Reading, Pa.
1.„3 Sigriof the BIG WATCH," No. mg ga Fe u .
Street, above Sixth, north ride, Reading, Pa.
Every article warranted to be what it Is sold for
Watobeit, (Roche Jewelry, &c., repaired with particular
attention, awl guaranteed. I—tf
GOLD S cam.=, 03X.7-.I:7MNL
August 10 1861-ill
pal -ti WI. SWIM Jr.
The Only Place Where a Cure Can be
Obtained. .
I_,,P meet Certain, Speedy and may Effectual Remedy in
the World for all Private Diseame., Weakness of the Back
or Limbs, Strictures, Affections of the Kidneys and Blad
der, Involuntary Discharges, Impotency, General
Nervousness, Dyspepsia. Languor, Low Spirits, Confu
sion of 14ens, Ps,lpitation of the Heart, 'I imitlity, Trembling,
Dimness of Sight or Giddiness, Disease or the Head,
Throat, Nose or Chin, affections of the Liver, Longs,
Stomach or Bowels—those Tel tilde Disorders arising from
the Solitary Habits of Youth—those EIRCRET and solitary
practices more fatal to their victims than the song of Syrews
to the kfariners of Ulysses, blighting their most brilliant
hopes or anticipations, rendering marriage, Sic., impossible.
F.specially. who have become the victims or Solitary Vice,
that dreadful and destructive habit which annually sweepa
to an untimely grave thousands of Young Men of the most
exaltod talents and brilliant intellect. who might other
wise have entranced listening Senatoo, with the thundera
of eloquence or waked to ecstasy the living lyre, may call
With full coulldence.
Married Persons, or Young Men contemplating marriage,
being aware of physical weakness, organic debility, defor
mities, &c., speedily cured.
Ile who places himself under the care of Dr. J. may re
ligiously confide is his honor as a gentleman, and confi
dently rely upon his skill as a Physician.
Immediately Cured, and Full Vigor Restored.
This Distressing d ffectiou— wb Ech renders hire miserable
and marriage impossible—is the penalty paid by the vic
tims of improper indulgences. T.. ung persons are too apt
to commit excesses from not being aware of the dreadful
...sequences that may ease.. You, who that undarstunde
the subject will pretend to deny that the power of procrea
tion is lost sooner by those falling into improper habits
than by tha prudent ? Besides being deprived the pleas
ure of healthy offspring, the most serious and.destructive
symptoms to both body and mind arise. The system be
comes Deranged, the Physical and Mental Functions
Weakened, Loss of Procreative Power, Nervous Irritubitl-
ity, Dyspepsia, ' , Aphelion of the ITAart. Indigestion, Con•
etirntionel Debility, a Westing of the Praline, Cough, Con
sumption, Decay end Death.
Office, No. 7 South X'rederiok Street,
Lett band side going from Baltimore street, a few doors
from the corner. Fail not to observe name and amber.
Lettere matt be paid dad coutata a stamp. The Doctor's
Dipiemas hang to his (Mice.
017.11.11 WARRANTED
.ho Morharti or /Ty/seasons. Drugs.
Mt. 30111OWLION.
Member of the ltoyal College of Surgeons, London, Gradu
ate from one of the most eminent Colleges in the United
States. and the greater part of whose life has been spent in
the hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia and else
where, has effected some of the most astonishing cures that
were ever known; many troubled with ringing in the head
and ears when asleep, great nervousners, being alarmed at
sudden Sounds, baehfulneee, with frequent blushing, et
tatiacci sometimes Leith derangement of mind, were eared
Dr..l. addratims all those who have injured themselves
by improper indulgence and solitary habits which ruin
both body end mind, unfitting theta for either business,
study, society or marriage.
Tame are come of the sad and iliaMllolo/V effects Drain&
ed by early habits of youth, viz: Weakuece of the Back and
Limbs, Pains in the Head, Dimness of Sight, Lore of Mus
cular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dyspepsy, tiervone
Irritability, Derangement of the Digestive Functions, Gen
eral Debility, Symptom. of Consumption, &e.
MBSTALL4.—The fearful effects on the mind are much to
lie dreaded—Lore or Memory, Coate:mien of Ideas, Devoe-
Eton of SWIM, Evil Forebodings, aversion to Society,Self-
Diairnet, Love of Solitude, Timidity, &c., are some of the
evils produced.
. . .
Triousenns of persona of all ages can now judge what le
the cruse of their declining health, losing their vigor, be
coming weak, pale, nervous end emaciated, having a stn•
grdar appearance alms; the eyes, cough and symptoms of
Who have injured themselves by a certain practice indul
ged in when alone, a habit freqnently learned from evil
companions, or at school, theeffects of which are nightly
Mt, even when asleep, and if not cured renders marriage
impossible. and destroys both mind and body, should ap•
ply immediately.
What a pity that a young man, the hope of his country,
the darling of bin parents, should be snatched 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 scar, before contemplat
reflect that a sound mind and body are the most necessary
requisites to promote connubial happiness. Indeed, with
out these the journey through lile becomes a weary pib.
grimage ; the. prospect bonny darkens to the view; the
soind becomes shadowed with despair and filled with the
melancholy reflection that the happiness of another be
come,. blighted with our own.
When the misguided and imprudent votary of pleasure
Ands that he has imbibed the seeds of this painful disease,
it too often happens that an ill-timed sense of shame, or
dread of discovery, deters him from applying to those who,
from education and respectability, can alone befriend him,
delayingtill the constitutional symptoms Of ibis horrid dis
ease make their appearance, such as ulcerated sore throat,
diseased nose, nocturnal pains in the bend and limbs, dim
ness of sight, deafness, nodes on the shin-bones and 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 returns."
[march 12
It is a fnedancholy fact that thousands fall victims to
this terrible disease, owing to the unskillfulness of ignor
ant pretenders, who, by the nee of that Deadly Poison.,
Mercury, ruin the constitution and make the residue of
life miserable.
Trust 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
ments, or style themselves, in the newspapers, regularly
Educated Physicians, incapable of Curing, they keep you
trifling month after month taking heir filthy and poison
ous compounds, or as long as the smallest CMS can be ob
tained, 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.
His remedies or treatment are unknown to all others,
prepared from a life spent in the great hospitals of Europe,
the first in the country and a more extensive Prinate Prae•
Mr than any other Physician in the world.
01P Tsa
The many thousands cured at this institution year after
year, and the numerous important Surgical Operations
perform 4 by Dr. Johnston, witnessed by the reporters of
the "Son," "Clipper," and many other papers, notices of
which bare appeared again and again before the public,
besides his stnuiling as a gentleman of character and re
sponsibility, ix a sufficient guarantee to the afflicted.
Skin Diseases Speedily Cnred.
[a — No letters received unless post-paid and containing
a stamp to be used on the reply. rernOilli writing should
state age, and send portion of advertisement dencribing
.ll).llN SR. .701INSTON, Eli. D.,
Of the Baltimore Lock Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
may 10-Iy]
Single Rooms Fifty Cents per Day.
City Hall Square, corner Frankfort St.,
M I.!.L.rSalnSp
refectory.l E Y
Therel Y 1 3,3 E.
Barber's OßDEßED st Shop
and N
Butte nootaii aktachad to the Hotel.
ROT Beware of RUNNERS nod HAUKMEN who any we
are (O.
Jao 11 ly] R. FRENCH, Proprietor.
Rags Street, above , Third, Philadelphia.
I_ inducements, not only on account of reduced rates of
board, but Dom its central location to the avenues of trade,
an well en the COncenicnonn of by the nevernt
.Paueonger Railways running pant and contiguous to it, by
which goads can pass to and from the Hotel, should they
be preferred to the regular Omnibus connected with the
House. lam determined to devote my whole attention to
the comfort and convenience of my gtleals.
Sir Terms, $1 HS per du
• D g.
C. SIEDRIST, Proprietor,
Formerly from Eagle Hotel, Lebanon, Pa.
"r„ o. ATIOADR,CIerk. (march lfi-tf
frHE SUBSCRIBER respectfully announces to
J. the pabllethat he has recently enlarged his BRAVU
RA to aeonalderableextent, Mid introduced steam-power,
Wad is now ready to supply all dementia for
For Dome and distant consumption. His stock of Malt
Liquors, warranted to keep in all climates, is an follows:
N.B.—Aliberal per eentage will be allowed to Agent'
Corner of rum and Spruce Streets.
/lambi 11. KBFFEII & SOX.
S feavu.
[PROM THE GERMAN—YOE THE .1106t04 robt
Oh student heart, what makes thee grieve?
Why droops thy weary wing?
Doot ask if freedom yet doll) live,
Of which the poets sine?
04 etudent-heart, the strife give o'er,
Our land is freedom's home no more !
Eth, no, not therefore is my smart
Not therefore my remorse;
My /mart In just a human heart,
dull Wails with huttram &wee!
That I am far from her I love,
Grieves me all other Minya above
Poor heart, my pity you excito,
Yon keenly feel the dart,
So far away, In love's despite.
Forced from your love to part.
tot be consoled and courage take,
And bear your ills for her dear uako
Alas, no pleasure can I have,
No joy Carl me invite
To be with her is al! I crave
All that can give delight.
Away from her, I nigh and moan,
And bents my heart for her alone.
Well, then, to her you dearly hive,
lidera in quickest time;
Pack up your beaks and make a move
Towards her for whom you pine I
In her dear arms, and on her breast,
Oh student•heart, thou'll be at rest.
'Tie tdle, ail, thy tarrying here
With yearnings such, as thine;
Science a mistress Is, severe,
To pilgrims at her shrine—
And love, a jealous deity,
With learning bath no et mpathy
The sun had drawn near to his setting,
One beautiful Sabbath in June,
When I sat at my window and listened
Spell-bound to a glorious lane.
'Twas the peal of a wonderful organ,
Touched by a performer unseen,
And the fuil•rolamed music arose like
Mlle prelude to come mighty strain.
Then the Whole voice of nature responded
In chorus that floated along ;
The high air, the low eel tic, the deep ocean,
All joined in harmonious song.
I thought that I well could Interpret
The meaning of thin festive lay ;
'Twas a tribute of fl raise and thanksgiving
To Him who perfected the day.
nowt knew 'twas the evening service,
And our priest was the bird on a tree
Per a glory from Heaves was on him,
No priest unanoluted was he.
So I waited in reverent silence
Till the going down of the sun,
For the prayer, and the hymn, and the blessing
That come when tho sermon is done.
But one long, continuous warble
WaD sermon, and anthem, and prayer
And WineW not that aervlco wan over
'Till the priest was away in the air.
Gates ani Sletelits.
Strong of limb, and fleet of foot, with crisp,
auburn curls, with cheeks like hard red apples,
and eyes glowing like stars, Angus M'Lean was
surely not likely to be the victim of disease.
His family said ho had the gift of second sight.
But we have been accustomed to consider these
it children of the mist," even when they belong
to the stronger sex, to be weak, even as hysteri
cal women. Their bodies ire suppose to be
emaciated, their nerves without tone, and if they
see into the neat world, we judge it is because
the vail of flesh is fretted so thin by disease, that
it becomes as it were transparent. But Angus
1111,ean was no hystet 7 ical, nervous, or nerveless
being, bearing about the misery of unmanliness
and seeing ghosts in every graveyard. He was
a man of few words, and never told aught that
he had seen that common eyes could never see,
unless it were to do some good, or avert some
evil. And he would have been a brave friend or
foe who dared ask Angus aught respecting ghost
elegy. What Angus chose to reveal was told
simply, truthfully, and with no seeming sense of
the marvellous. I remember a night in-Edin
burgh when I was_young and inexperienced,
with hot blood in my heart and my head, that a
singular adventure befell me. I had been sent
by my father to the Horns public house to meet
a drover, who was to pay tim some money. I
had received the money, and should have gone
directly home, for the sum was•very considerable,
and I was not one to venture on my own strength.
Then this house, to which I was sent, had fallen
under suspicion as a place where our national
morality was not respected as it should be. But
I troubled myself little about rumors. I was
young and full of enthusiasm, and pleased to be
entrusted by my father with so important a mat
ter. My father was so much an invalid, that he used
to call me his hands and feet. We had been in
pecuniary difficulties which it had taken all our
fortitude to bear, but this money was to set us
free, and make my father as much at ease as a
man with moderate wants and enough to supply
them, can be. I went then with an excellent
heart to receive this money, which was duly paid
OM I put it safely in my pocket, and was about
to return at once to my home, when a tall, pale
man, who at apart in a coffee-room, interested
me, and I lingered for one moment, thinking
what might the book be that he was reading. As
I looked at him he raised his eyes to mine with
a quick intelligence and closed his book, keeping
his place with his thumb between the leaves.
Then he addressed me as if by the feeling of a
common sympathy, and said:
"Young gentleman, do you happen to be
familiar with The Cotter's Saturday Night?"'
Now Burns was my idol, and that home scene
with its piety, purity, and poetry, was sacred to
me I expressed my feeling with the enthusiasm
of youth, and the stranger seemed delighted with
my sentiments, but he sighed heavily.
" Far from 'home," said he, " this exquisite
word painting brings all I love dearest before
me so clearly, that I am saddened in spite of
I pitied the stranger.
The stranger's heart, 0 %sauna It not,
A yearning anguish is Ire lot.
These words thrilled through my heart, and I
kept beside the gentleman when 1 ought to have
been on my way home. At length I spoke of
" My young friend," said the lover of Burns,
"you will not go till you have drunk to the
memory of Scotia's bard."
Ife spoke gravely and tenderly, and Ijoined
him over a bowl of punch made by the "Dew off
Ben Nevis," meaning to leave my fascinating
friend after a Single glass. But I was not fated
to do this. Ostoned to his musical voice, as he
quoted liberally from Burns, and lauded him as
liberally. Ithad never a strong head, and the
national beverage and the national poetry, I
suspect, we're too much for me pretty soon. I
remember that the gentleman remarked that
" the higher sentiments should not be exposed
before the vulgar," and in illustration of the re
mark he proposed that we should go into his own
private ronm, which adjoined the coffee-room,
but was fitted up much more elegantly. Then
lie opened a backgammon hoard and said with
"Do you ever play?"
At home I had never been allowed to play at
backgammon, and probably for this reason I was
very fond of the game. I said I liked no game
better ; and we began to play. I was very much
excited by the punch, and by all the circumstan
ces of the evening, and after a time I found we
were betting largely. This seemed only natural,
and I went on staking my father's money and
winning the stranger's. I remember baying
a confused notion that if I took the gentleman's
money when I had won it, the play would be
gaming and no longer the innocent game I had
consented to play. Therefore, though winning
largely the m ranger's money, I refused to take it.
lie urged the gold upon me, telling me that he
should take my money without scruple, if he won
it. A pile of gold lay at my elbow that I had
refused to take, when he began to win from me.
t , Win your own money in welcome," said I;
"I will stake it all, and twenty guineas beside,
on this throw."
As I said these words, a heavy band was laid
upon my shoulder, but I was too much under the
influence of the puncli, and the game to notice
" Won, by all the Gods," sail the gentleman
".listrel over your tweoty guineas."
" Won—but with leaded dice, and from a. boy
who stakes his father's money with a professional
gamester who has made him drunk," said the
deep voice of Angus Al'ltcan, who had come un-
announced and at midnight into this room, which
had a semi-public character, and, as we after
wards learned, was often used for the nefarious
work of the.professional blackleg. Angus knew
the house well, hut such had been the accuracy
of his information this night, that he would have
found me, if he had known nothing before of the
house or its character.
As Angus spoke of loaded dice, the gambler
cried out, "A base falsehood." At the same
time he attempted to sweep them from the table.
But Angus was too quick for him. Ile coolly
put them in his pocket, saying, " I will just save
this wee bit of evidence, and you, sir, may call
me to account whenever you like."
The discomfited gambler scraped up his gold,
and slunk out of the room. Angus drew my arm
through his own, and essayed to take me away.
I was weak from the awe of the liquor, and
violently affected by the opportune appearance
of Angus. The thought that I had been within
a hair's breadth of ruining my poor father came
upon me, and sobered me, like a deluge of cold
Now Angus Itl'Lean always spoke Scotch when
excited, though in the main he was only an En.
gash speaking connopolitai, having spent sever—
al years in London, and having no pride in his
Scottish idiom.
, 4 Ye Emir oallant," said he to me, as we emerg
ed into the open air. I did na ken ye at a'. To
think of your bein' clean wad that night, just
real daft, and throwing awe' your puir auld fa
ther's last bawbee."
I heard him, and yet I seemed not to hear him.
I was in a dream-like state, and suffered myself
to be led home and put to bed by Angus, as if I
had been a child of two years led by the hand.
When I awoke next morning Angus was beside
me. He brought me a bottle of soda-water,
which somewhat cured the confusion in my head,
besides quenching a burning thirst..
" My poor boy," said Angus, " do you remem-
ber ?"
The rush of recollection, though confused, the
shame of my conduct, the ruin, the misery that
I had so narrowly escaped bringing upon my
poor father and our family, overcame me entire
ly. I nearly fainted. I believe I felt in that
moment all the agony that would have been my
father's portion, if Angus had not interposed his
strong arm between me and that most accom
plished knave and hypocrite, who had me wholly
in his power. After a few moments of keen re
morse I revived, and replied I have but a con
fused recollection." As I reflected, the incidents
of the first part of the evening came out one by
one on the background of memory with much
clearness. Bat how came you to think of com
ing to the Horns, Angus, and at 12 o'clock at
night ?" I asked.
"I will tell you," said he, very seriously,
"that you may know how Providence watches
over you; but I trust you will not therefore
ever tempt Providence again. Last night I re
tired at ten, and, as is my custom. I was
asleep the minute after my head touched the
pillow. At eleven, I awoke with a violent pal
pitation of the heart, and I saw that gaming
room ut the Horns, and you and that gamester
at the table. I saw him ply you with spirits, I
saw that you played at dice, and I saw, too, that
his were loaded. I watched you both as lie al
lowed you to win, and I thought of your poor
father, and the ruin that was being wrought for
him. I saw all this in a moment, as one sees a
landscape, and takes in its features of house,
hill, and vale, in a single flash of lightning, and
I sprang from my bed, dressed me as rapidly as
my agitation and trembling would allow, and
laid my hand on your shoulder at the Horns as
soon as my limbs would bear me there. And if
your life had depended on my speed, I would
have trusted myself sooner than any horse I
ever saw."
You saved me from life-long remorse, and
my dear father from ruin, my good Angus," said
1. My heart was too full for adequate expres•
" Give God thanks," said Angus. , t It was
my gift.. It was the second sight, Allan, and all
our gifts are from God. Therefore we should
use them wisely. Keep my secret, Allan, and I
will keep yours, and we will both be thankful all
our days, to the good Providence that had 118 in
Though this occurred many years since, I have
hover before communicated the facts to any per ,
eon. I would like to have this and other strange
experiences of my friend explained. When I
have spoken with him on the subject, he has al
ways said, 4. It is my gift. Allan. It never comes
at call, and lam glad it does not, but it always
comes for good. I thank God for it, and lam
sure you do Allan, for had you not cause ?"
"Take care of yourself," is a principle which,
in some respects, is not neglected by mankind in
general, but is not often carried out in the way
it aught to be. Take cars of yourself q fer, he
assured, from the very outset, that if you do not
take care of yourself, there are none to be found
who will perform this office for you. In taking
care of yourself, your health, your reputation,
your interests, your happiness, are to be con
sidered, and whatever else combines with them
to make up the individual known as yourself. A
contrary course, may secure your temporary
popular - sty, but nothing mere, People may call
you a clever fellow, and all that; but heed them
not; for the day may come, unless there he a
prudent change in your tactics, when the same
people will pass you with a smile of contemptuous
pity, as the man who did not know how to take
care of himself; and this you will find but a poor
reward for sacrificing to the good of others.
Your individual self, remember, is a sacred trust
coaled to your looping; anti ac that trust is
discharged, so will be your happiness.
It is a great fault to neglect yonr own advance
ment in life; see to it always, by every means of
a fair and honorable character. It is folly to
stand aside while °there pant and struggle for a
prize which might as well be. yours as theirs.
Assert your own claims, your own dignity ; and
heed pot the sneers that may assail your coining
forward, It is ever so. If you aro eueoessful,
these sneers will be changed at last into applause.
What are great men, successful men, self—
made men—all men whom the world admires ?
What, but men who have taken care. ef them
selves ? It Is not, perhaps, that all of them are en
dowed with lofty qualities ; this was not necessary
to the end; hut it is evident. that they have been
firm and inflexible in taking care of themselves.
Those nearest to them have doubtless often
thought that they were cold, selfish, and want—
ing in generous sympathies—perhaps, even
considered them mono-maniacs. But let it be
remembered, that if you take good' care of your
self, it is essential that you devote yourself to a
purpose, always fixing your energies upon the
end you have in view, and laboring steadily un
til that view has been attained.. All else must
be secondary and insignificant. If you pause to
chase butterflies, and play among the roses more
than is necessary to nourish strength, some one
else, who better understands how to take care of
himself, steps fleetly beyond your place of s ener
vating repose, and you will never recover the
lost ground. Up, then, and be doing:.
" Waste not, want not," was well written on
the walls of the industrious man's kitchen ; but
"Take care of yourself," shotil,l be placed in
letters of gold before the eyes of the young, that
it may never, even for a moment, be forgotten.
Pay no regard to unreasonable sneers about tak
ing care of Number One. IL is your special
business on earth to take care of that number,
and to have a sharp eye for Number One's wel
fare. Who else is there but you to take care of
that number? Will Tom do it? or will Dick I
No, nor Barry either.
If you acknowledge the correctness of this
maxim, awake at once from your dreams of dis
interestedness, and look at Lhe fate of those who
were careless of Number One. ,Bee them in mid
dle life ; observe them in old age. Alas ! what
Borrow, what suffering, what remorse! Be wise,
therefore, while it is morning ; for in paying
due attention to yourself, you will be able to as
sist those who stand in need of your assistance;
and there is no greater happiness than this.
Three months ago a young musician well
known in Philadelphia, struggling with poverty,
undertook to commit suicide. He had a single
dollar remaining, with no prospect of obtaining
more. He invested the dollar in a bottle of
Rhine wine, drank it, and ordered up a three
levy pair of slippers in which to "shuffle off this
mortal coil." Ile decided upon drowning as the
easiest method of leaving a frigid world. He
went down to Callowhill street wharf, to commit
suicide by drowning. One of the harbor police,
divining has intention, took hinsto his house,
and like a good Samaritan ministered to his ne
cessities. He remained at the policeman's house
for two days. While there he casually observed
in a newspaper a four stanza ballad. In a mo
ment of inspiration lie improvised an air for it.
lie took on now life. Energy was aroused with
in him, and he wrote out the melody with piano
I accompaniment. A publisher of music next day
agreed to get out the piece, with the usual copy
right to the author.
We yesterday learned that the young Teuton,
who three months ago was in intention a suicide,
has since received 51750 upon the copyright sale
of the ballast. It chanced to be whit, like the
song "When this cruel war is over," a song that
has netted its author the sum of ten thousand
dollars, copyright alone. The moral of all this
is "never say die!" The darkest cloud has a
silver lining. In nine eases out of ten the suicide
repents of his deed at the moment his jugular is
severed, and when it is first ascertained that
styptics can have no saving efficacy.—Fbile.
North Anzericart.
013.588—LINOOLN AND MoCLELLAN.—The Boston
Commercial Bulletin closes a long article on the
"Deposition of General. McClellan," with this
well put contrast :
How would our immortal and venerated
Washington have fared, if judged by this arbi
trary rule of invariable success? He failed
vexatiously and repeatedly in military enter
prises, and like McClellan, was charged by en
vious politicians with tardiness and incompe
tency. Yet the country knew his worth, and
treated his apparent short-comings with gener
ous forbearance. But suppose the Continental
Congress had indulged in the caprice of remov
ing him from the command of its armies when
ever the fortunes of the war seemed to lag, and
in experimenting with new leaders, what would
have been the issue of our revolutionary strug
gle ? We should have had no country to fight
for at this epoch,—and our fighting now will be
of little avail if the Union army is to be made
the sport of puerile counsels and discordant
{VOL. V 111. NO. 51.-WHOLE NO. 1963.
Letters from the Mist Pennsylvania
Hipsou 2Sch, 1863.
Dear Editor :—This day having been set aside
to review the 3d Division of the lot Army Corps
by Maj. Genl. [looker and Gov. Curtin, and it
now being a rainy day, the officers of the four
Berks County Companies attached to this Regi
ment. considered it an appropriate time to give
an account of tooltersAgrberal, to our friends
at home, through the nolu'mns of your widely
read paper.
The evening previous to our departure from
Reading, (Oct. lOth) Maj. Kupp entertained us
with an excellent supper, which deserves our
mention here. And Lieut.. Hessler, who has just
returned from a short furlough, which' he spent
in Reading, cheered us all by presenting the
gifts of Mr. Barto, consisting of Excellent Old
Rye, and Fine Brown Havanas. We assure you,
that the thought of being forgotten, since noth
ing was said of us in print, flitted away, and we
all felt the welcome assurance that we are still
warm in the remembrances of our friends.
An account of our doings may be interesting
to you ; so thinking, we will give a summary
account of our Regiment, composed of 4 Berks,
2 Susquehanna, 1 Juniata, 1 Pike, 1 Warren, and
1 Schuylkill County Companies, commanded by
Col. H. Allen, from Warren, for whom all cherish
the kindest feelings, he being a man who has
his head and heart in their proper places. Our
field and staff officers are all excellent men, and
we assure you, you will not find ar.other Regi—
ment in service, in which the officers and men
are more social, and friendly.
On the 21ith of November, we left Harrisburg,
coming through Baltimore, en route for Wash
ington. We were splendidly entertained by the
"Maryland Union Relief Association," and
reached Washington at dusk of the 27th. From
there we came to Arlington Heights, where our
Regiment was furnished with 8500 lbs. of am
munition, giving 100 rounds to each man; from
thence we left on the 3tl of December for Alex
amide, initiating the men in carrying knapsacks.
At Alexandria we beaded the ears at 2 o'clock
P. M. and went to Union Mills, where we arrived
at night, and our teams not having come up, we
had the not so pleasant experiment, of sleeping
out doors in winter." Next morning our tents
came, and there being plenty of old rebel bar
racks around, we soon made ourselves comforta
ble quarters, so much so, that we felt like at
home. Here we had, for over 2 months, 48
hours picketing along the famous Bull Run, to
24 hours rest, and much sluehly weather; still ,
we liked the place so much, that when the order
„game to report to General Hooker, we were sorry
to leave. Notwithstanding, on the - nth of iPeb
marl, we again boarded the ears; it was a beau•
tiful day, and General Hays. our Brigade com
mander, accompanied no to the cars. He is a
respect. deserving man, and was sorry to see us
go. At 2 o'clock, P. M.-, we were all aboard
the train, mostly on top, the inside being filled
with our baggage—and started for Alexandria.
About 4 miles below Union Mills, our train halt
ed on a siding to let pass a way train from Al
exandria which was due, and the track was sin
gle. After the train had passed, we started
again, but just as our train began passing the
switch to the main track, two ears in front
ran 01l the frock, the first one, loaded with the
ambulances, and the next with - the regimental
horses, 10 in number; which latter car fell on
the side, down a little bank. The men, on per
eeiving this, flung knapsacks, guns, accoutre
ments, themselves, &e., down on the hard track
beneath, with. the impulse of despair !
One would have thought to see a few hundred
dead or crippled men, and every beast ruined,
in beholding such an accident; but strange as
it may seem, only a few men were slightly
scratched, and all the horses were saved in a ser
viceable condition. After two hours' delay we
started again, arriving at. Alexandria by dusk,
where we expected the transports to take us on,
which were however for some reason or other
not there, so we marched about one mile from
the city to the commons, where we again slept
out doors on the wet ground. The night passed
with rain and storm, and when our tents were
brought up in the morning we assure you,'we
all found great relief. We expected to depart
that day, but transportation not having come,
we spent the day, unpleasant as it was, in learn
ing something about the city.
Early on Sunday morning, the 15th, amid rain,
and mud, we struck tents, marched to the harbor,
and by 11 o'clock A. M., we were snugly stored
aboard three steamers, respectively in charge of
Col. Allen, Lt. Col. McFarland, and Maj. Young.
Each one wanted to be foremost, so the Major
started the race,
but his machinery got out of
order, by which he lost start; but he managed
to get all right again, and renewed the race.
However, the Colonel who is always first, came
out best. It. was, much to our regret, rainy,
which robbed us of the inspiriting view we ex—
pected of Mount Vernon. Still the gloomy
weather tended to make a permanent impression
on our minds, thinking that the soil made
sacred as the resting place of the illustrious
Washington, is the arena upon which unprinci
pled men are striving forever to annihilate his
noble principles of, Union and Independence.
At Aquia Creek landing, we anchored the
three steamers aside each other for the night,
awaiting the morning for orders. During the
night, we had a very high storm, but morning
brought us a bright, calm, beautiful day. We
were ordered to land at Belle Plains; accord
ingly we started, and effected a safe landing by
5 o'clock, P. M. From thence we began reading,
for such it was indeed, and came about two
miles from the landing in the direction of Fal
mouth, where we bivouacked for the night in the
woods. It was truly a beatitiful evening, calm,
and mild, but, to when we awoke in the morti
ing, four inches of snow, the gift of Hibernus,
haul covered us. During the night our baggage
was brought up, and you may form an idea of
the mud when you consider the fact that it made
85 four mule loads. Early in the morning alt`
were busy in pitching teats. It snowed all that
day, and cleared up next with rain. We stayed
there until the 21 of March, all the time under
marching orders, but waiting for passable roads.
On the 21 we came here, one of the finest camping
places you can imagine, six miles from Falmouth,
having plenty of wood, good water, and a con
venient commissary. The men are in good trim,
tine spirits, tolerable good health,-and finely im
proving in efficiency. We are under marching
ordero, and may soon get work to do with the
rebs, which, if it must be so, may be in time
Berke will find occasion to applaud her interest
in the 1515 t.. We have not been fighting any,
but have had as much active duly as any other
Regiment for the time we have been out.
We would yet say that we wish there was
more Uninn at home. Our motto is, " Tire war
is begun, rebellion must be erushid, and the Union
restored." So, God speed us!
Maj. Kupp and Mr. Barto will accept our sin
cere thanks for compliments tendered.
Yours affectionately, &c.
Mr. Editor:—having a few leisure moments to
dispose of, I avail myself of this favorable op
portunity to drop you a few lines. Since leav
ing home we have passed through some very
beautiful country, and have appreciated the dif
ferent sceneries.
As I have seen no notice in your interesting
sheet, in reference to our Regiment (151st), which
Regiment is composed nearly all of gallant boys
of old Berks, an account rendered of what we
have already undergone, may likely interest
some of your readers.
Col. 11. Allen, of Warren County, Pa., has com
mand of our Regiment—a man of shrewd busi
ness qualities, and eminently fitted for the post
he now occupies. A good soldier, and one well
acquainted. with military details, we are gratified
that we are singularly blessed by the presence of
such a man. Possessing, also, those genial qual
ities that endear persons toward each other, I
may will safety assert that he is beloved by ths
whole Regiment and is decidedly a popular offi
.re left Harrisburg on the 26 h of Nov. 1862,
and proceeded to Camp Seward, 4 miles distance
frnm Washington, where we remained some four
or live weeks, when we were ordered to.pack up,
and "march" was the word to Camp Casey, near
the noted Bull Run. Here we remained in quar
ters until Friday, Feb. 13th, when we were
obliged to report to our brave, gallant, fighting
Joe Hooker, the commander in chief, thence to
On our journey from Union Mills to Fairfax
Station, we came near being unfortunate by a
collision of cars. Our boys nevertheless escaped
without injury. One car was thrown off the
track, laden with some LI horses, and upset,
which piled the horses into a heap. The first
man I noticed in the way of relieving the misery
of the poor animals, was our gallant Colonel,
with an axe in his hand and chopping away at
the car.
After this fracas, we were obliged to tarry
awhile for transportation to Fredericksburg—
where we are now encamped. We have every
reason to believe that our sojourn in this locality
will not be of long duration ; for, if desire can
beget results, we have no fear hut that we will
soon experience the practical realities of a
soldier's vocation. As soon as the roads will
permit, we may expect a "forward movement."
The health of our Regiment has been excellent
thus far, the boys generally have grown fat--
Suffice it to say we are ever ready to discharge
the duties of our Country's call.
Yours &c., CAPT. L. M. C—,
151st Reg't. P. V.
President's Proclamation for a Day
WHEREAS, the Senate of the United States,
devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and
just Government of Almighty God, in all the
[Whirs of man and of nations, has, by to resolu
tion, requested the President to designate and
set apart a day for National prayer and humilia
tion :
Ann, WHEREAS, it is the duty of nations, as
well as of men, to own their dependence upon
the over-ruling power of God, to confess their
sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet
with assured hope that genuine repentance will
lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognise the
sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures
and proven by all history, that those nations only
are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, inasmuch as we know that, by his Divine
law, nations, like individuals, are subjected to
punishments and chastisements in this world,
may wo not justly fear that the awful calamity
of civil war, which now desolates the land, may
be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our
presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our na
tionaeformatitm as a whole people ? We have
bee recipients of the choicest bounties ofro
He . .., We have been preserved, these many
years, - in peace and prosperity. We have grown
in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation
has ever grown. But we have ftrgotten the
gracious !land which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and strengthened us i
and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness
of our hearts, that all these blessings were pro
duced by some superior wisdom and virtue of
our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success,
we have become too self sufficient to feel the
necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too
proud to pray to the God that made us !
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves be
fore the offended Power, to confess our national
sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the re
quest, anti fully concurring in the views of the
Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate
and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of. April,
1803, as a day of national humiliation, fasting,
and prayer. And Ido hereby request all the
people to abstain on that day from their ordina
ry secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several
places of public worship and their respective
homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and
devoted to the humble discharge of the religious
duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done, in sincerity and truth. let
us, then, rest humbly in the hope, authorized by
the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the
nation will he heard on High, and answered with
blessings, no less than the pardon of our national
sins, and the restoration of our now divided and
suffering country to its former happy condition
of unity and peace.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand, and caused the seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, able thirtieth
day of March, in the year of our Lord one thou
sand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the
independence of the United States the eighty
[L. S.]
By the President :
Wm. H. SEWARD, Secretary of State ,
Adam Clarke's Opinion of Political
The great Methodist Commentator and Preach
er, Adam Clarke, has left on record his opinion
of political preachers, which we give in his own
words :
" It was the lot of ,tr. Clarke to be associated
at this time with two eminent men who unfortu
nately took opposite sides of this great political
question ; one pleading for the lowest Repnbli- •
CalliEM, the other exhausting himself in main
taining the divine right of kings and regular
governments to do what might seem right in their
own eyes. the people having nothing to do with
the laws but to obey them. His soul was griev
ed at this state of things ; but he went calmly
on his way, preaching Christ crucified for the
redemption of stoat world ; and though his abil
ities were greatly inferior to those of his col
leagues, his congregation was equal to theirs,
and his work more abundantly useful. Political
preachers neither convert souls nor build up be
lievers in theit; most holy faith; one may pique
himself on his loyalty, the other otl his liberality
and popular notions of government; but in the
sight of the great Head of the Church, the first
is a sounding brass and the second a tinkling cym
"When preachers of the Gospel become parties
in party politics, religion mourns, the Church is
undeified, and political disputes agitate even the
faithful of the land. Such preachers, no matter
which side they take, are no longer messengers
of glad tidings, but the seedsmen of confusion,
and wasters of the heritage of Christ. Though
Mr. Clarke had fully made up his mind on the
politics of the day, and never swerved from llis
whig principles, yet in the pulpit there was
nothing heard rom him but Christ crucified. and
the salvation procured by his blood."—Life of
Dr. Adam Clarke, Vol. 1, pp. 100-161.
The above extracts, though written in the third
person, are from Dr. Clarke's own pen. The
quotation itself is literal, italic and all, as a
reference to the book will show. For our own
expressions of disapproval of political preaching
we have been called an infidel. Onr political
priesthood will be gracious enough to allow that
we are at least in good company, We have no
desire to injure them, but would earnestly labor
for their benefit. May they forsake the error of
their ways, so that it may not be said of them,
in the language of Dr. Clarke, whom we again
quote—" they neglected their pastoral duty, so
that the hungry sheep looked up and were not
MARCH 18th, 1803
sior Immorality wreoke more forinnee than
adversity, and bad habits make more bettkrapte
than bad trade.
of Munination and Prayer.