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RATES OF ADVERTISING
Your lines or leas constitute half a square. Ten line"
or more Than four, constitute a square.
nagel.,oneday— --..00.25 One sq., one day---. 50.60
gg one wee-- 1.00 " onewaek.-- 1.26
g g one month— . 2.00 " Ong iliOntb• •••• 8.00
" three montbs. 3.00 gg three months. 6.00
sizmontlas— . 4.00 gg six m onths.... 8.00
gi one year-- 6.00 is one year....... 10.00
Business rietices inserted in
w the LO Oll . 001gunn, or
before marriages and deaths, rivs ive PBS Linn for oach
insertion. To merchants and others a dvertisingby the year
Regal tei Is will be offered.
The numberof insertions must bodesignatedon the
V" Marriages and Deaths will be inserted it the sates
WIWI regular .irertiseraentS.
_., ..- .
scHOOL BOOKS---!School Directors ;
ToacherB, Parente, Soholora, and others, in want of
School BookB, School Stationery, &e., will find a complete
ortineet at B. M. POLLOCK. & SOWS BOOK STOILB,
?luta Spore, Serrhiburg, COMprieing la, part the follow-
joisDEßS.—McGuffer s, Parker's, Cobb's, Angell's
/WELLING BOOlLS.—McGaffey's, Cobb's, Webster's,
ENGLISH GRAMMARS.—SuIIion% smith's, Weed
bridge's, Monteith,s, Tuthill's, Hart's, Wells'.
lIISTORIES.--Grimshaw's, Davenport's, Frost's, s
son's, Willard% etiOdriCit'S, Pinnock's, Goldsuaith'
AItITIIMETIO'S.--GreenleaPs, Stoddard% Emerson's)
Pike's, Rose's, Colburn's, Smith and Duke's, Davie's.
ALGEBRAEL-reenlears, Davie's, Day's, Ray's,
DICTIONARYS.—WaIker's School, Cobb", Wirer,
Woreeeterie Comprehensive, Worcester'e Primary, -Web
liter's Primary, Webster's High School, Webster's Quarto,
Swift's. The above with a great variety of otherli ean.at
any time be found at my store. Also, a complete assort
ment of School Stationery, embracing in the while a com
plete outfit for school purposes. Any book not in the store.
procured it one days notice.
Mr Country Merchants supplied at wholesale rates.
ALMANACS.--7ohn Baer nod Son's Almanac for sale al
S. M. POLLOCK & SON'S DOOR STORE, Harrisbur /
tr Wholesale and Retail. my
SORE FFER'S BOOKSTORE,
ADAMANTINE S .11 TE S
OF VARIOUS MRS AND MOEN
WEicE, for beauty and use, cannot be excelled.
REMEMBER THE PLAtt,
NO. 18 MARKET STREET. mart
N E W 13 0 0 IC. B 1
a 138 T RECEIVED
"SEAL AND SAY," by the author of 4 , Wide, Wide
World," "Dollars and Cents," &c.
OF IKETHODISM,"by A. acsverus 7 LL.D.
For sale at SOMMERS' BOOKSTORE,
ap9 No.lB Marko ISt.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of -various Designs and Colors, for 8 cents,
TISSUE PAPER AND Cirr FLY PAPER,
At (my24l SCHEFFEWB BOOKSTORE.
WALD PAPER! WALL PAPER ! !
received, our Spring Stock.of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, FM SCREENS, &c., &c. It is the largest
and best selected assortment lathe city, ranging in price
from six (8) aunts up to one dollar and aquarter ($1.25.)
As we purchase my low for WWI, we are prepared to
sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be had else
where. If purchasers will call and examine, we feel
Confident that we can please them in respect to price
and quality. E. M POLLOCK & SON,
ap3 Below Jones , House, Market Square.
LETT ER, OAP, NOTE PAPERS,
Pens, Holdevg, pendia, EnTaloDes, Sealing Wax, af
the best quality, at low priced, direst fret:L - 1W) Wan
mar3o SCHEPFEWS CHEAP BOOKSTORE
T . AW BOOKS I LAW BOOKS I I-A
1.4 general assortment of LAW BOORS, all the State
Reports and Standard Elementary Works, with many of
the old English Reports, scarce and rare, together with
6 large Wortment of second-hand Law Books, at very
low prices, as the one price .ThekStOrd
- B. M. POLLOCK & sow,
Market Square, Harrisburg.
AN ARRIVAL OF
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
SILK LINEN PAPER
FANS! FANS!! FA N !! !
ANOTHER .AND SPLENDID LOT OF
SPLICED FISHING R ODS!
Trove*, Flies, Gilt and ilia Onoode, Grass Lines, Silk
and Hair Plaited Lines, and a general assortment of
Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest!
Si/ Jar Head "Loaded Sword Hickory Fancy
Canes! Gum! Canes ! Canes ! Canes!
SELLER'S DEII G AND FANCY STORE,
NO. 91 SWUM STREET,
South side. one door east of Fourth street je9.
Er ONLY $1.15 PER TON!!!_fi[
TREYERTON NUT COAL for cabs at $ . 1_75 per ton,
delivered by Patent Weigh Carts.
PINEGROVE COAL, just received by cars, for sale by
feb2l JAMES M. 'WHEELER.
GARDEN SEEDS I 11-A FE.ESn AND
COMPLETE assortment, just received and for sale by
feb2l WM. DOCK, JR., & CO.
ICIEST EECE[VED—A large Stock of
: PETER . CH
For sale a ALES, t
t BROWNhe lowest ST rate OU s byT and LONDON
JOHN 11_ zIEGLBR,
- F - Ls nit
HiCHER,EL, (NM_ 1, 2 and a.)
SALMON, (very Impel-10r.)
MAD, (Mesa and very fine.)
HERRING, (extra large.)
SMOKED HEEMING-, (extra Disby.)
SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES.
Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter
n u i e i g hth Mu, Herring in wtiole and half bbls.
The entire lot 11.01R—DI3ECT FROM mra sierienias, and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
sepia WM. DOCK, JR., CO.
DUO DE MONTERELLO,
OBIDBIRCK & CO.,
' GIESLER Sc CO.
KUBIK & CO - 1 8
In store and for sale by
JOHN R. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street
HICKORY WOOD ! !-A SUPERIOR LOT
ust received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur
chasers, by JAMES M. WHEELER.
Also, OAK AND PINE eanotantly on , hood at the
lowest prises. deed
FTUMMY BIBLES, from 1$ to $lO,
at c on g and hsadgemely boned, printed on gOOd paper;
with elegant clear new type sold at •
=MI SCUMMY RR% Cheap Bookstire.
CRANBERRIES I I I-A SPLENDID LOT
just received by
.POR a superior and cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
- SELLER'S DRUG STORE.
THE Wait, Growers' Handbook—by
'IV/MlNG—wholesale and retail at
mobil SCEINPFBRII Bookstore.
sPERM OANDLES.--A large apply
just received by
'egg WS. DOCK. & CO.
VELLER'S DRUG STORE le the place
AA, to liad the best assortment of Porte Monnaiee.
WM. DOCK. la., & CO.
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WINTER TIME TABLE
FIVE TRAINS DAILY TO & FROM PRILIDELPRIA
ON AND APTER,
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26111, 1800,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad Cora
pang will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg aid
Philadelphia ae follows
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg •
2.40 a. in.., and arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.50 a. at
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at /Z,05 p. m., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 5.00 p. m.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 5.15p.m., and ar
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.20 p. m.
These Trains make close cormeetion at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 1, leaves Harrisburg
at 7,30 a, zn,, runs via Mount boy, and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Harris
burg at 115 p. at., and arrives at West rhiladelphia at
6.40 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, N 0.2, leaves Harrisburg
at 5.25 p. m., runs via Mount Joy, connecting at Diller
vile with MAIL TRAIN East for Philadelphia.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
10.50 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at 3.10 a. in.
MAIL TRAIN leaves lidladelphia. at 9.00 a. m. , an
arrives at Harrisburg at 1.20 p. m.
LOCAL MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg for Pittabur
at 7 .00 . a, m,
EAST LINE leaves Philadelphia at 12.00 noon, and at
rives at Harrisburg at 4.10 p. at.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia at 2.00 p_ in., and arrives at Harriptarli
7.35 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
4.00 p. m.„ and arrives at Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
Attention is called to the fact, that paiisengers leaving
Philadelphia at 4 p. as. conned at Lancaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and arrive
Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m.
SAMUEL D. YO'UNG,
n023-dtf Supt. East. Div. Pena , a Railroad.
NEW AIR LINE ROUTE
Shortest in Distance anti quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OF
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING, ALLENTOWN An EASTON
HORNING EXPRESS, West, leaves New York at S
a. in., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 p. in., only 6)( hours
between the two cities.
MAIL LINE leaves New York at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 6.15 p. in.
HORNING MAIL LINE, East, leaves Harrisburg
8.00 a. in arriving at New York at 5.20 p. in.
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris.
burg at 115 p. m., arriving at New York at 9.45 p. m.
Connections are made at Harrisburg at 1.00 p. in. with
the Passenger Trains in each direction on the Pennsylva•
_nub, Cumin... Asa& Vsalny AudNovkkoraCelltrBlßailroada
All Trains connect at Reading with 1.i.. for- rotts.
villa and Philadelphia : and at Allentown for Mauch
Chunk, Easton, &c.
No change of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 6.00 a. M. Line from Nell
York or the 1.15 p. in. from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and scam
modat!on, thin FARM presents superior inducements to
the traveling public.
Fare between New York and Harrisburg, Rua DOLLARS
For Tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE ) General don% )
ON AND AFTER DEC. 120.860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG
DAILY, (Sundays excepted,) at 8.00 A. N., and 1.15 P.
R., for Philadelphia, arriving there at 1.25 P. M., and 6.15
RETURNING, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA at 8.00 A.M.
and. 3.30 P. M., arriving at Harrisburg at I P. M. and B.lb
T/ARES :—To Philadelphia, No. 1 Care, $3.25; No. 2,
(in same train) $2.75.
PAM ;—To,lteadinp, $l.BO and $1.30.
At Reading, connect with trains for Pottsville, Janata
rills, Tamaqua, Catawissa, Ac.
FOUR TRAINS LEAVE READING FOR PHILADEL
PHIA DAILY, at 8 A. M.,1045 1. M.,12.80 noon and
3.43 P. M.
• LEAVE PHILADELPHIA POE EALING at 8 A.
M.,1.00 P. 8.80 P. /11., sad COO P. N.
PARES :—Reading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
THE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG CON.
NrECTS AT READING with up train for Wilkesbarre
Pittston and Scranton.
Nor through tickets and other information apply to
T. J. CLYDE,
dels .dtf General Agent.
REMOTION OP PASSENGER PARES,
ON AND AFTER. MONDAY
With td Coupons, will be issued between any WWI
desired,. good for the holder and any member of his
family, in any Passenger train, and at any time —sA 26
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties haying occasion to use the Road frequently on
business or pleasure, will find the above arrangement
convenient and errnomicali as Four Passenger trains
run daily each wry between Reading and Philadelphia,
and Two Train, es' •T between Reading t Pottsville and
llarrialaitg. OP Sundays, only one morning train Down,
and one afterrstp train Up, runs between Pottsville ind
Philadelphia and no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Valley Brterb Railroad.
For thy above Tickets, or any information relating
theyete apply to IL Bradford, Esq,, Trellaurer, Philadel
phia, • the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
0. A. NIOOLLB, general thin.
Mardis 27, 1860.--mar2B4tf
FIRST CLASS GROCERIES ! !
lEfliviXO j sr RETTFILNSD froili the Eastern Mien, Wharf
we have selected with the greatest care a large and coin
plete assortment of superior GOODS, which embrace
everything keptin the best City Groceries, we respect
fully and cordially invite the public to examine our
stock and Sear our prices.
febl6 WM. DOCK, Ja., /lc CO.
THE AMERICAN READER !
A popular and very interesting Reader, designed for
the use of
ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS
generally throughout our country, and now I the used
the Public Schools of the First School District of Penn
sylvania, by order, and with the unanimous vote of the
Board of School Controllers of said District. It may be
had 011 application to the Author and Publisher, South
west corner f Lombard and tad streets , Philadelphia,
for $6.50 per dozen, or 75 cents per copy.
Orders may be left at this office for any quantity or
number of them, and they will be promptly delivered to
address free of freight or porterage.
APPLE WHISKY 1--PURE MEET AP
its :—lxt store and for sale by
JOHN 11. ZIEGLER,
feb773 Market street.
DRIED BEEF—An extra lot of DRIED
BEEF just received by
no 9 WM. DOCK, & CO.
RUB NGTON HERRING !
iv PARS received by WM. boom, /a., 400
TLet we have recently added to our already coil dock
FOR 1811 HANDKERCHIEF :
ODOR OF MUSK,
LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET.
FOR THE HAIR:
MYRTLE AND VIOLET POMATUM.
Fon THE COMPLEXION :
TALC OF VENICE,
ROSE LEAF POWDER,
NEW MOWN HAY POWDER.,
BLANC DE PERLES.
PAZ/N l B FINEST
NEW MOWN HAY
Haying the largest stock and beat assortment of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able than our corn
peNtorti to get up a complete Toilet bet ilt %kg' price de.
aired. Call and see.
Always on hand a FRESH Stock of DRUGS, MEDI
CINES, CHEMICALS, &c , consequent of our re.
(mitring almost daily additions thereto.
RELLERIS DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
91 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth Street,
sep6 South side.
JAC-KSON & CO.'S
Where they intend to 'devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most fash
ionable styles, and at satisfactory prices. •
Their stock will consist, in part, of Gentlemen's Fine
Calfand Patent Leather Deets and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and other Shoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
CUSTOMER WORK will be particularly attended to,
and in all cases will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
fitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical expericace of the undersigned, end
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish there an article the
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dura
bility. Cian9] JACKSON & CO.
t UST RECEIVED!
A FULL ASSORTMENT OF
HUMPHREY'S HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS
TO WHICH WE INVITE TNT
ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED!:
For see at
OgNEFFER , S BOOKSTORE,
ap9 No.lB Market at,
WE OFFER TO
• A -Nei, 1...A...0f
Of Beautiful Styles, substantially made
A Splendid Assortment of
A New andijElegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEBIPiL ARS' ITIOQUIET,
Put up in Cut Glass Engraved Bottles.
A ceMplete Assortment ofj
Of the best Manufacture.
A very Handsome Variety of
POWIOIIII, PUFF BOXES.
KELLER'S DRUG STORE,
.131/ 91 Market street
JOHN W. GLOVER,
Has removed to
CO MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased to see all his friend .
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (surname) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and for sale at
unusually low rates, by
WM. DOCK, Tn., & CO.,
janl. Opposite the Court House
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. WHEgLER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
I. E. DUPONT DE NEMOMtg do CO,
MP' large supply alwayson hand. For sale at mann
raetureea prices. Magazine two miles below town_
V- Orders received at Warahouga. no/7
APRIL 2, 1860
SCOTCH WHISKY.—One Puncheon
of PURE SCOTCH WHISKY just received and for
sale by JOHN 11. YINGLER )
jan2 73 Market street.
V iVIPTY BOTTLES ! ! !—Of all sizes
IA and descriptions, for sale tow by
deco WM. DOCK, Js., & CO4
HATCH & Co.,
Isa WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPIIIA,
FLOUR, GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGABff.
DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
LE SERVE BOTTLES
ON STERN Dascturrion.
H. B. b. 4. W. BP,NNERS,
oel9-dly 27 South Front ateret, Philadelphia.
A T C O S T!!!
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OFEVERY DESCRIPTION'
drogether with, a complete assortment, (wholesale and
retail,) embracing everything in the line, will be sold at
twat, without reserve.
ja,nl WM. DOCK, JR., & CO.
TTAVANA CIGARS.--:A Fine Assort
comprising . Figaro, ZalagOzons, La Balsa,
Bird, Bire•Bly, Etelvina, La Berinto, Capitoho of all
sizes and qualities, in quarter, one-filth and one-tenth
looses, just received, and for sale low by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
Ann. 73 Market Street.
II ELLER'S DRUG STORE is the place
—2 to buy Donnotio Nooses
HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY, MARCH 4, 1861.
NO. 9035 MARKET STREET,
Eke 'patriot & Union.
MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1861.
A DREADFUL STORY:
BY EITMAILD DRAPER
" Bless me !" cried an elderly gentleman in
a railway carriage on the Great Northern line,
as he looked up from the perusal of the Globe
just purchased at King's Cross station; "bless
me, so they've found out the great Waterloo
Bridge Mystery at last !"
" Indeed!" ejaculated a quiet-looking, well
dressed individual, seated opposite to the
speaker. "As that, sir, happens to be a matter
in which I have always been specially, not to
say personally interested, will you favor me
with the details ?"
"Certainly, sir, with much pleasure 1" and
the old gentleman, with due emphasis, read
aloud a glorious canard of an imaginative
penny.a.liner," touching an old Irish apple
woman, who was reported to have been over
heard confessing her complicity in that dire
marvel of modern crime,
"Thank you, sir," returned the quiet man.
" I happen, however, to be in a position to
prove that story to be an utter fabrication, as
will probably be known to the - world before
many days. In the first place—"
"Now, my gootPsir, pray don't talk of that
matter now. It is really very unfortunate,
besides being, as one may say, a strange coin
cidence that this subject should turn up—just
at this time too. Pray don't. Let it drop for
the present." These words proceeded from a
sturdy individual seated next to the quiet
gentleman. At a first glance, one would have
set him down as a detective policeman. ,
" I cannot refrain from speaking of it. The
misery of that secret—innocent depository of
it as I may be—has weighed upon me already
far too long."
His fellow-passengers, all save the sturdy
man, started; as well they might. The quiet
gentleman proceeded to take advantage of the
interest thus awakened—
"Yes, unhappily indeed, that secret is, and
always has been, none to me. Would it were!
oh, would it were!"
" Pray, sir," said the old gentleman, laying
down the Globe on his knees, "do you really
mean to tell us that you can and will solve this
horrible mystery ?"
"I con and will!"
The sturdy man resigned himself with a gasp,
and folded his arms, the very impersonation of
listlessness. The quiet gentleman proceeded :
"Well, in the first place, to relieve all anxiety,
I tell yeu that no murder has been committed;
secondly, that the unfortunate individual whose
bones were discovered never breathed; thirdly,
that he died, and was subsequently dissected
by his own act; and fourthly, that he was—
myself. You may probably receive my state
ments with some slight degree—l will not say
of incredulity, but with just a shade of doubt.
Such, nevertheless, are the facts, as I am about
The elderly gentleman rubbed his nose With
a puzzled air. The quiet gentleman's manner
was so calm, and so full of confidence, as in it
self to assist conviction. So the old gentleman
replied, that, without in the slightest way wish
ing to impugn the veracity of any mortal what
ever, either in a bag or out of a bag, he thought
it just possible that some little error had led the
quiet gentleman into a mere turn of expression
not altogether correct in a strict logical sense.
The quiet gentleman smiled, and proceeded:
"The case is indeed a strange one; and its
solution is no less strange than its mystery.—
The fact is, that for many years I have suffered
under a most extraordinary affliction. I have
been troubled with a superfluous body 1"
"A—a—what?" exclaimed the listeners in
1 4 repeat, a superfluous body. I need not
argue on the possibility of such a calamity,
having experienced it. Unnatural growths,
which I have been led to study, have been com
mon, to some extent, in all ages and climes.
From the wart on the schoolboy's thumb to the
born which sprouted from the Frenchwoman's
forehead, we see continual instances of the
eccentricity of nature. Think of the Siamese
twins. Their case, or rather his, was similar to
mine. But, instead of simply a superfluous
body, he—for he was actually only one—had
both body and mind in duplicate. True—they
were conjoined. I was separate. Yet, what
was our first mother but a separate and redun
dant growth from the rib of Adam ? But to my
,4 My father died Peen after my birth. My
mother, poor woman, broken more with sorrow
than years, died on my thirty-fifth birthday.—
Her Last gift to me was the key of an old ar
moire, or tall closet. A slip of parchment at
tached to the key informed me that I was not to
use it till after her funeral. She was then lying
speechless. After the appointed time I hastened
to the armoire, and there, to my horror, I found
—myself ! A horrid figure, dressed in a cheap
slop suit, was there in an erect position, with
its life-like ayes horribly fixed on me. I recog
nized my own pale cheeks, my fair moustache
which I then wore, my peaked beard, my curl
ing hair with a single gray streak, this very
distortion of my left little finger. I stood awhile
in speechless terror. At length I touched the
Thing's hand. It was deadly cold. I laid my
hand on Its heart. There was no pulsation.
The Object could not stand, I found, without
support. It did not breathe. It showed no life
but in those horrid eyes, which were always
open, and fixed only on me. I next perceived,
lying at the feet of this strange Alter Ego, this
counterfeit Me, a letter addressed t o myself.
It was from my mother, and briefly narrated
her trials and sufferings endured in consequence
of this frightful monster—how silent and nerve
less it bad grown with my growth, always
keeping its eyes turned to the - point where I
happened to be, unconscious of Its existence—
how the secret had hitherto been rigidly con
cealed from every eye and ear, in the hope
either that my life would end before its revela
tion should be necessary, or that the horrid
Thing should perish and decay—,-that if it erer
became necessary that I should learn the se
cret, that I should consider whether it should
be avowed, or whether means should be taken
for the destruction of the Object. I need not
tell of the days and weeks of agony I endured
while retaining this secret and debating in my
own mind as'to the course to pursue. At length
I decided. I called in Dr. M'Cracker, the emi
nent physician ; also Mr. Phibbs, the scarcely
less eminent surgeon. I discharged every ser
vant except my mother's aged and faithful
housekeeper. And these three, by prayers
and urgent entreaties, I persuaded, nay almost
compelled, to take a fearful oath of secrecy.—
The terms allowed no loophole of escape. Under
every circumstance this secret was to be kept
inviolate. On this oath being administered, I
gave them my confidence, and introduced to
their view that ghastly monster.
"We held a long consultation, the doctors
and I. They both agreed that it was no hu
man Thins-, and that its destruction would be
lawful—that that scintilla of vitality which
was exhibited in the constant glare of its eyes
on me could not strictly be regarded as an evi-
deuce of natural life—that, in short, this horror
ought to be cut off, by surgery, like any other
erereseence. I requested them to perform the
operation at once; but they informed me that
the case was so peculiar that I must give them
time for deliberation. During the consultation
the Thing kept its eyed still, as ever, fixed upon
"I could bear it no longer. 'Fiend, monster,
curse, or what you may be,' I shrieked, 'this
must end !' I snatched a knife from Mr.
Phibbs' ease, and, springing upon the Sgure,
struck at it wildly till my arm wearied; and
Then again and again stabbed it through the
breast where the heart ought to have been, but
was not. The two doctors stood aghast at my
fury, and the housekeeper sunk into a swoon.
The blows were effective, for the monster's
hideous eyes began slowly to be overspread
with a film. There was no struggle, no sound;
but those glazed eye-balls, when I moved, fol
lowed me now no more.
"It was then I found that the difficulty had,
in feet, only commenced. The two doctors
could give no certificate as to death—firstly,
because the thing had no name; secondly, be
cause its dissolution was not natural; and
thirdly, because it was not human. Moreover,
even dispensing with all these, a burial must
inevitably have exposed the affair,l in which
event all human kind would look upon me as a
being scarcely less monstrous than that which I
had destroyed. The doctors left mein my per
plexity. The fearful It must be concealed ; and
after the doctors' departure I dismembered it
and placed it in pickle, intending to remove it
piecemeal. My housekeeper knew of outgo
ings day after day—now with the head, now
With a hand or foot, dropping one into a lime
pit, another into the sea from a Ramsgate
packet. Poor woman ! The secret weighed
heavily upon her. Worried by continual agita
tion—dreading lest every knock should be the
prelude to the entrance of a constable, she,
one night, precipitated matters by the disposal
of the residue at the bridge, in the way every
"When, after the lapse of time, my mind be
came capable of calm reflection, I began to see
how small had actually been my crime, if any.
The public agitation was still continuing, and I
therefore determined, at all risks, to declare the
truth. But I spoke in vain. In vain I wrote to
inspectors of police or to newspaper editors.
They treated my asseverations with contemptu
ous neglect. I appealed to Dr. MeCracker and
Mr. Phibbs, but they, either dreading the con
nexion of their names with the affair, or in strict
regardanee of their oath, absolutely denied, to
my very face, all knowledge of the matter. My
housekeeper, who left me the day after the dis
posal of the remains, was evidently in league
with them in their denial. The doctors, accom
panied by the housekeeper, called upon me only
yesterday. They introduced this gentleman
(the sturdy man,) and in his preience, at my
urgent request, they admitted, or at least ceased
to deny the facts. Nay, more; they furnished
me, through him, with a letter of introduction
to a physician who, they tell me, can easily
pre . ve my case not so exceptional as it had ap
peared at first. I hear that ho has under his
charge several cases somewhat analagous to
mine. I go to discover them, and then, in the
face of all the world, to disclose, irrefutably,
the true solution of a fearful mystery. I feel it
can no longer be kept a secret. The effort to
keep it so has produced upon my mind such an
effect that already the results are--"
"Colonel Hatch Colonel Hatch !" shouted
the guard, as the train at this instant stopped.
The sturdy mam took the quiet gentleman's
arm as they both alighted, wishing their fellow
travelers hastily good morning.
"Ah ! poor soul 1" ejaculated the elderly pas
senger, with a deep sigh, "there's the Lunatic
Asylum. He will indeed find there a good
many afflicted with his disorder. Bodies beside
themselves 1" And thus ends—a Dreadful
How HE was SHAVED.—A correspondent re
lates how they "discounted" a note for him at
the Jersey Central railroad office. They"dis
count" Philadelphia notes the same way :
I find that many of my readers suppose that
I am jesting in reference to "them twenty
cents," in difference between Col. J. and my
self. They point to the fact of my claiming to
have had a five dollar bill on that occasion as
prima facie evidence that the whole affair is a
joke. Now all that I have asserted in reference
to this transaction is strictly true. I can prove
that I borrowed the sii bill on the old Trenton
Banking company, from Isaac Dowerty, the
gentlemanly lock tender by the State street de
pot, just as I was about starting for Jersey City,
Mr. Dowerty doubtless remembers the circum
stance, and is likely to retain it in his memory
for a long time to come! The next ;morning I
presented the identical bill to the ticket clerk
at Jersey City, in payment for a ticket to New
Brunswick. Says the clerk "there's a discount
of four per cent. on this bill." "What," says
I, "four per cent. discount on the notes of the
best bank in your State, located at your State
Capital, in payment for fare on a New Jersey
railroad !" "Exactly," says the clerk. "Dis
count away," says I, "for it's all the money I
have," And discount he did, giving me in
change, at par, a two dollar bill on an obscure
bank among the mountains of Morris county,
and the balance in silver! Finding that I had
been so sharply shaved, beside having a two
dollar uneurrent bank bill passed upon me as
so much specie, the moment I reached the cars
I began to examine the silver I had received
with a pretty strong conviction that I should
find at least a portion of it "no better than it
should be." And it was even so ! One of the
pieces was a foreign coin of the value of twenty
cents, and this bad been palmed upon me for
a quarter I. As soon as I had recovered my
consciousness from tit shock of this discovery,
I said to myself, as I wiped a tear from my
eye, "brother Jackson, take my hat !" In a
little while I felt for my pocket handkerchief,
and lo ! that was gone too I The next time I
have to reackNew Brunswick from Jersey City,
get all the bets you can that I walk it !
Taz DROVIZR'S TRICL—Itis said there are
" tricks in all trades, and we believe it. Here
is a development in this direction, which the
reader can add to his present stock of facia
proving the truth of the old adage.
"Never buy a fat pig at Brighton" was the
advice given us by one who bad been there.
" And why not a fat pig ?"
"Cause you see they fat 'em too fast for the
Brighton market sometimes."
How so ?"
4 , Why, you see, some of them 'west country
dealers fetch their pigs in, pretty nigh skin and
bone. Well, jest afore Fair day they , gives 'em
corn and salt—nothin' but jess corn and salt—
no swill—no water. Next day pigs is =nein'
,thirsty. Then the serpents gin 'em just as
much water as they kin drink. The pigs puts
into it, and keeps a driuken' and drinken.'—
'Sposen on an average they swaller about a
bar'l apiece. That makes 'em look all filled
out and sleek and heavy, I tell you. But there
stint rio heart and substance in it. You car'
one of them critters home and calculate you've
got a busterin' pile of pork, but jest you look
in your hog-pen nest morph, and you wont
find nothing but a hog frame, skin 'an bone,
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AN ACORN FROM THE TOMB Or WASHINGTON
PLANTED IN RUSSIA BY TEE EMPEROR.—On the
22d of February Gov. Pickens, of South Carom
lino, (who was recently Minister to Rtssia,)
made a short address to a military company
in Charleston, in the course of which he made
the following happy allusion to the universal
respect for Gm. Washiagtert
"I remember while in a distant court of Eu
rope, and at the most despotic of all Govern
ments, that on a memorable occasion I visited
the magnificent gardens that surround Peter
hoff, near St. Petersburg. The gardens and
grounds were dedicated to the enjoyment and
peaceful pursuits of the greatest and meet
brilliant of courts. On a remote island of these
magnificent grounds that had been set aside for
the private enjoyment and private walks of the
Emperor and Empress, a tree was pointed out
to me in that gradzn, cultivated by particular
and devoted hands, surrounded by wire wicket
work, and flowers flourishing all around
There stood on one branch of the tree a large
brass plate, and on one side of that plate, in
German, and on the other in &Invade, Was
written, 'this tree was planted in 1889, by
Nicholas, from an acorn that grew near the
tomb of the great Washington.' This was the
inscription upon that tree, placed there by one
of the most absolute rulers that ever swayed
the sceptre of Empire. And yet in his private,
seeludei gardens he paid this deep and heart
felt tribute to the memery of the greatest and
purest man the world ever saw.
"He did not take an acorn from near the
tomb of the great Elizabeth ; nor did he take it
from the garden of the Tuilleries, grown in the
time of Louis the XIV; nor did he take it from
the tomb el' the great Napoleon; nor did he
take it from the garden of the CMB/11 - 8, neat
Rome; but he took an acorn from the tomb of
a pure and mighty man, in the wilds of Amer
ica, who had planted the seeds of a Govern
meat consecrated to the freedom and indepen
dence of nations, whose every principle was
directly at war with the principles of its own
Government ; and yet so great were the virtues
and integrity of Washington, that even this
mighty monarch, in private and secret, paid
to him his heartfelt and deep tribute. The tree
was watered and cultivated with more care
than any of the trees in that garden. It was
flourishing and often, and I trust in God it
will continue to flourish - green and fresh until
its branches shall overspread the civilized.
"I have also seen the Cossack of the Don and
the Volga; I have seen the Lancers of Russia,
and I have seen the Tartar and the Arab in the
wilds of the interior, and yet, notwithstanding
their semi-barbarian life, even they converse of
the mighty Washington in their tents at night.
There is no portion of the world that has not
heard of his name, and love and admire his
great and manly truthfulness and virtue."
A WOMAN'S DEVOTION.—The following story
of woman's ingenuity is told by Mr. Morryatt
in his recent work, if A Residence in JiAtland,
the Danish isles awl Cui7cahasta a
" When in the year 1659 Kronborg was a,
possession of the Swedes, Hans Rostgaard, to
gether with Parson Lerner, student Tikjob,
Steenwinkle, the Danish engineer and the
English Colonel Hutchinson—who had been
bribed by the Danes for the eUe4 of one thou
sand ducats to desert from the Swedes—formed
a plan .to retake the castle. Student Tikjob
endeavored to g.sin Copenhagen in a boat,
charged with letters and dispotobeS relating to
the proposed attack. He was, however, boarded
by a Swedish vessel, when, to save the letters
entrusted to his care, he fastened them to a
stone and cast them into the Sound. As ill
luck would have it, the string slipped, the stone
sank, and the papers floating on the water were
picked up, road, and the plot discovered,—
Hutchinson immediately took refuge on board
an English vessel. Steenwjnkle was taken,
and met with the just punishment of his double
treachery. Itostgaard took a horse but finding
himself pursued, when he reached the spot
where this circle of stones now stands, he
killed his charger, slipped out of his clothes,
cast his plumed hat.and sword into the lake--
thereby deceiving his enemies, who imagining
he had been killed, ceased in their pursuit,
and he in disguise gained Copenhagen. His
fair and youthful wife inhabited her manor of
Rostgaard, at a short distance from Elsinore,
one of the most beautiful residences in the
A widow (for such she was supposed to be,)
young, rich, and pretty, was too great a prize
in the matrimonial market to escape the notice
of the Swedish officers. A company was now
quartered at the manor-house, and the corps,
from the colonel down to the beardless ensign,
commenced paying their addresses to her.—
Kirstine Rostgaard was a femme d' esprit, and
well she played her cards. Reveal her hus
band's existence she dare not; the soldiers
would have no longer treated her house and
gardens with the consideration they now
showed, each hoping, in course of time, it
might become his own possession. When
pressed by the most ardent of her adorers, she
begged for time—she was so late a widow, and,
though she had her troubles with Rostgaard,
still she owed it to her own self to wait till the
year of mourning was expired ; and then she
coquetted so cleverly that each individual of
the whole band imagined himself to be the
favored one. How,' she asked reproachfully
to the colonel, could you imagine I could look
for one moment on that beardless lieutenant,
with blue eyes and pink cheeks, like' a girl in
uniform, when you, a proper man, are present ?
But be prudent ; think of ray good name.' To
the younger officers she termed the Colonel
vieille perruque so on, till the year elapsed
and the peace was signed; she then made
them a profound reverence, thanked them for
the consideration they had shown to her goods
and. chattels, introduced to them, her resusci
tated husband Hans Rostgaard, and showed
them the door most politely. Such is the his
tory of Rostgaard. Kirstine died soon after
and Rostgaard married the second thine. He is
represented in his epitaphium with his two
wives, a rose and a skull."
A brutal conductor 61i the grand Trunk line
recently ejected Jos. Crevier from the train,
while on the road in motion, because he had
ridden beyond his paid destination. The body
of the young man was found frozen, and an
inquest called, but the whole matter was hushed
up, no one knows how.
Some friends of the horse are discussing in
the English sporting papers the question
w h e ther this animal may not be easily accus
tomed to do without shoes on ordinary pave
ments. They contend that the natural hoof
may, by practice, become strong enough to
dispense with the iron shoe.
In six of the public schools in Philadelphia
drill exercise is taught by Captain Harvey, and
with manifest good results. The cost to the
pupils is but a cent per week. The controllers
have authorized Captain Harvey to iutroduce
his system in all the schools. •