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RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Four lines or lees constitute half a square. Ten HIM
or month= four, constitute a square.
Balfsq,.,oneday- 30.25 One sq., oneday,3 o . lo
one week.— 1.00 " one week. --. 1.24
4i one month_. 2.00 " one month. - 3.00
', three months. 3.00 ill three m onths. 5.00
" sizmontha— 4.00 4, six months.- 8.0 0
L 4 one year....... 4.00 41 one year.-.- 10.04
l id" Business neticesinserted in the LOCAL ow.lncli. or
before marriages and deaths, Five owns pea LINZ Wench
insertion. To inerchantsand others advertieingbytheyear
'liberal tea zs will be offered_
irr The nninbarof ineertione must bedeeignatedon the
ths will be inserted at the same
Er Ablrlillgetl and Dea
as regular advertiseraents.
- goyim Otationerp,
!SCHOOL BOOKS.—School Directors,
Iv icbera, Patents, Scholars, and others in want of
School Books, School Stationery, &c., will finds complete
assortment at N. IK. POLLOCK & SON'S BOOK STOBB,
Starket Span s Horzisban, comprising in part the follow-
i VIADNID3.--Mcatiffees, Parker's, Cobb's, Arisellls
SPILLING - BOOKS.-1 1 .1e4agey's, Cobb's, Webster%
Ttowa's, Byerif s. Combry's.
ENGLISH ORA matall3.—Dulliores, Smith's, Wood
ledge's, tdonteith,s, Tuthill's, Hart's, Wells'.
FUSTORiIts.--Grimshaw's, Davenport's, Frost% Wil
senia, Willard's, Goodrich% Pinnock's, tioldsokitb's and
ABITHMETBC'S.--Greerdad's, Stoddard's, llmerson't4
Hose's, Coburn's, Smith and Duke's, Davie's.
ALGEBBAS.--Greenhaf% Dade% Day's, Bay's,
DlCTlONARYS.—Worces'er's Quarto, Academic, Com
prehensive and Primary Dictionares. Wearer's school,
Cobb's, Walser, Wet ster'e Primary, Webeter's Brief
School. Webster's Quarto. headman.
NATURAL PliltaSOPHlEri.—tkornatoelt'S, Patten,
Swift's. The above with a great variety of others can at
any time be found at my store. Also, a complete assort
ment of School Stationery, embracing in the win le a com
plete outet for school purposes. Any book not is the store.
proctored tt one days notice.
Er Country Merchants supplied at wholesale rates.
ALfdLdRACS.--Tohn Baer and Son's Almanac for sale ai
I. M. POLLOCK & SON'S BOOS STORE, Harrisburg.
Itr Wholesale and Retail. myl
U-PHOLSTER I NG.
0, F. YOLLMER
Is prepared to do all kinds of work in the
Pays particular attention to MAKING AND PUTTING
DOWN CARPETS, MAKING AND REPAIRING MAT
TRASSES, REPAIRING FURNITURE, Ac., am. He
can be found at all times at his residence, in the rear of
the William Tell House, corner of Raspberry and Blank
berry alleys. sep29-dly
T_ET TE R, CAP, NOTE PAPERS,
-U Pena, Holders, Pencils ; Envelopes, Sealing Wax, of
the best quality, at low prices, direct from the manu
moral) - SCHEPPEE'S CHEAP BOORSTORE
LAW BOOKS! LAW BOOKS I .1-A
-LA general assortment of LAW BOOKS, all the State
Reports and Standard Elementary Works, with many of
the old English Reports, seams and rare, together with
a. large assortment, of second-hand Law Books, at very
low prices, at the one price Bookstore of
E. M. POLLOOK tk SON,
Market Square, Harrisburg.
AN ARRIVAL OF
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
SILK. LINEN PAPER
PANS! FANS!! PANS!!!
ANOTHEB AND SPLENDID LOT OF
SPLICED FISHING SODS!
Trout Flies, Gut and Hair Snoods, Grass Lines, Silk
and Hair Plaited Lines, and a general assortment of
• GREAT VARIETY OF
Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest!
Canes!ead Loaded Sword Hickory 1 4 Enery
Canes! Canes! Canes! Canes!
HELLBR'S DRUG AND FANCY SPORN,
NO. 91 NASEST STREET,
South side, one door east of Fourth street je9.
WE OFFER TO
A New Lot of
Of Beautiful Styles, substantially made
A Splendid Assortment of
A New and Elegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS' LBOQUET,
Put up in Cut Glass Engraved Bottles.
A Complete Assortment of
Of the beat Efanufsetnre.
A very Handsome Variety of
POWDER PUFF BOXES.
trum.wlt'S DRUG STORE,
91 Market street
CMEmICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (suPsitioa) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in store, and for sale at
anscstwily low rates, by
WM. DOCK, tn., & CO.,
Opposite the Court 1101180
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. 1V HEELER,
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER, AND FUSE
I. R. DUPONT DE NEMOURS it CO.,
OA large supply always on hand. For sake atmann
factnrees prices. Magazide two miles below town.
4rOrders received at Warehouse. n 077
TUST RECEIVED—A large Stock of
tt) SCOTCH ALES, BROWN STOUT and LONDON
PORTER. For sate at the lowest rates by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street.
MACKEREL, (Nos.l, 2 and 3.)
SALMON, (very superior.)
MEAD, Mess and very fine.)
KERBING, (extra large.)
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES.
Of the above we have Mackerel in whole, half, quarter
and eighth bbls. Herring in whole and half bbls.
The entire lot new—DIRECT FROM THE r missies, and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
. DOCK, JR., & CO.
WOK° ay WOOD! I—A SUPERIOR LOT
IL just received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur
chasers, by TAMES M. WHEELER.
Also, OAK AND PINE constantly on hand at the
lowest prices. de e&
FAMILY BIBLES, from 1$ to $lO,
L o a n, a nd handsomely bound, printed on good paper,
with elegant clear new type, aold at
meh3l SOH WY? Bit'S Cheap noolvt-no.
BOURBON WHISKY.—A very Supe
rior Article of BOURBON WHISKY. in quart bot
tles, in store and for sale by JOHN H. ZiEG Stree t.
mars 73 Market Street.
HARRISON'S HOUSEHOLD SOAP.
L 1.50 BOXES OF THIS PBBFECT SOAP. For sale
at Manufacturer'a pricts. A. ROBINSON & CO.
T_TAVANA ORANGES !I!
1 1 A prime lot just received by
oda. WM. DOCK, .TA., I Co.
FOR a superior awl cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
KELLER'S DRUG STORE.
THE Fruit Growers' Handbook—by
WARlNG—wholesale and retail at
FERIA meb3l SCH RI EA Bookstore.
APERM CANDLES.—A large supply
just received by
Amos WM. DOCK. & CO.
GARDEN SEEDS ! ! !-A its AND
COMPIATS assortment, just received and for sale by
,b2l • Wbf. DOCK, Ja., dc CO.
CRAlti BF:IMT ! !-A SPLENDID LOT
e p received by
VALANBERRIES--A very Superior lot
0 " 26 -1 WM. DOCK, 7.5. a COa
WM. DOCK, SR., & CO.
Z e • - . fl 7 l I
t • t
• ' •
That we have recently added to our already full stock
FOR rue HANDKERCHIEF:
ODOR OF MUSK,
LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET
FOR MR HAIR!
MYRTLE AND VIOLET POMATUM.
Fos rail COMPLEXION
TALC OF VENICE,
ROSE LEAF POWDER,
NEW MOWN HAY POWDER,
BLANC DE PERLES.
BASIN'S FINEST .
NEW MOWN HAY,
Raving the largest stock and best assortment. of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able than our com
petitors to get up a complete Toilet Set at any price de
sired. Call and see.
Always on hand, a FRESH Stock of DR OHS, MEDI
CINES, CHEMICALS, arc , consequent of our re
ceiving almost daily additions thereto.
KELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
91 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth Street,
sep6 South side.
JACKSON & CO.'S
NO. (log MARKET STREET,
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
Calf and Patent Leather Boots and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies , and Misses' Gaiters, and other Shoes in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
CUSTOMER WORKwill beparticularlyattendedto,
and in all cases 'will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
fitted up by one of the best makers in the roweiry.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thoroUgh knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them an article tha
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dura
bility. Ejan9] JACKSON & CO.
TILE AMERICAN BYRON!
A TALE OF LOVE AND WAR.
A Poem in the style of DON JUAN, and - equal in
spirit, matter and manner to that brilliant production
of the ‘-Burrisin 8a50. ,2 By a well known citizen of
Philadelphia, who served with distinction in the late
War with Mexico.
PHI•'rS EIXTENTY-FITE CISNTS.
For sale at . SCREFFER'S BOOKSTORE,
marl) No. 18 Market Street. Harrisburg. Pa.
A . NEW FEATURE IN THE BFICE
IMPORTANT TO HOUBBKERPERS!!!
E. R. DURE EE & CO'S SELECT SPICES,
In Tin Poi' ~..t , ined with Paper,) and fall Weight.—
BLACK PEPPER, GINGER, NUTMEG, WHITE PEP
PER, ALLSPICE, MACE, CAYENNE PEPPER,
CINNAMON. CLOVES, MUSTARD
111 This age or adlifltc - resteO und tasteless Spices, it is
with ennfidenee that we introduce to the attention of
Housekeepers these superior and genuine articles. We
guarantee them not only ABSOLUTELY AND PERFECTLY
pups, but ground from fresh Spices, selected and cleaned
by us expressly for the purpose, without reference to
cost. They are beautifully packed in tinfoil, (lined with
paper.) to prevent injury by keeping, and are FULL
WEIGHT, while the ordinary ground Spices are almost
invariably short. We warrant them, in point of strength
and richness of flavor, beyond all comparison, as a sin
gle trial will abundantly prove.
Every package bears our TRADE MARE.
Manufactured only by E. A. DURKEE & CO, New
For sale by [feb27.] WM. DOCK, 3R., &CO
C OAL! COAL!!
ONLY YARD'IN TOWN TELIT DELIVERS
(COAL BY THE
P A TENT WEIGH CARTS!
NOW IS THE TIME
Por every family to get in their supply of Coal fox the
winter—weighed at their door by the Patent Weigh
Carts. The accuracy of these Carts no one disputes, and
they never get out of order, as is frequently the case of
the Platform Scales; besides, the consumer has the
satisfaction of proving the weight of his Coal at his
I have a large supply of Coal on hand, co-:Z.:ltlug of
B. M. CO.'S LYKENS VALLEY COAL all sizes.
LICHENS VALLEY cs
W'LLKESBARRE do. ►• I/
BITIIMINOUS BROAD TOP do.
All Coal of the best quality mined, and delivered free
from all impurities, at the lowest rates, by the boat or
car load, single, half or third of tons, and by the bushel.
JAMES M. WHEELER.
Harrisburg, September 24, 1860.—5ep25
HATCH & CO.,
138 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA,
FLOUR, GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
no 06-16 m
DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
IL B. & G. W. DENNERS,
0e19411y 27 South Front steret, Philadelphia.
WARRANTED TWELVE MONTHS!
ANOTHER LOT OF
MORTON'S UNRIVALLSD GOLD PENS!
PERSONS in want of a superior and really good GOLD
rex will find with me a large assortment to select from,
and totve the privilege to exchange the Pens until their
hand is perfectly suited. And if by fair means the Dia
mond points break off during twelve monthr, the pur
chaser shall have the privilege to select a new one.
without any charge.
I have very - good Gold Pens, in strong silver-plated
eases, for $l, $1.25, $l5O, $2.00
For sale at Sell P PER'S RnORSTORE,
mar 26 No. 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
A T C QSTIII
BOTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUORS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a complete assortment, (wholesale and
retail,) embraiing everything in the line, will be sold at
east, without r&csres
j a m Pl3l. DOCK. A CO.
A large assortment of COMIC and SENTIMENTAL
VALENTINES of different styles and prices. For sale
at SCHEMA'S BOOKSTORE,
febO 18 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa.
SMOKE SMOKE! ! SMOKE! 1-49
not objectionable when from a CIGAR purchased a
KELLRIVB DRUG STORE, 91 Market street. sepl9
HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1861.
finzs of &awl.
SUMMER TIME TABLE.
— 17.1111.1: - wricl .. er 4 7441-4
FIVE TRAINS DAILY TO & FROM PHILADELPHIA.
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 1861,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company will depart from and arrive at Liarriaburg and
Philadelphia as follows:
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at
1 15 a. m., and arrives at West Philadelphia at 5.10 a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 6.20 a. m., and ar
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.05 a. m.
PAST MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 1.15 p. to.,
and arrives at West Philadelphiat at 5.10 p. zn.
These Trains make close connections at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 1, via Mount Joy,
leaves Harrisburg at 7.30 a. m., and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURCr ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, via Co.
lumbia, leaves Harrisburg at 4.10 p. m., and arrives at
West Philadelphia at 9.25 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 2, via Mount Joy,
leaves Harrisburg at 4.20 p.m., connecting at Dillerville
With HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 9.25 p. m.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
10.45 p. m , Harrisburg 3.05 a. m., Altoona 8.05, arrives
at Pittsburg 12.40 p. in.
MAIL TRAILS leaves Philadelphia 7.30 a. in., Harris
burg 1.10 p. m., Altoona 7.05 p. m., and arrives at Pitts
burg 12 20 a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Philadelphia 11.45 a. m., Harris
burg 4 05 p. in., Altoona 8.40 p. in.. and arrives at Pitts
burg 1 00 a. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia 230 p. m., Lancaster 6.05 p. m., Columbia
6.40 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg 8.05 p m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadelphia 4.00
p. in., Lancaster 7.44 p. in., Mount Joy 8.28 p. m., Eliza
bethtown 8.48 p.m., and arrives at - Harrisburg 9.45 p. m.
Attention is called to the fact that passengers leaving
Philadelphia 4.00 p. m. connect at Lancaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and arrive
at Harrisburg at 9.45 p. m. BAWL D. YOUNG,
Supt. East. Div. Penna. B. B.
Harrisburg, April 12, 1861.—dtf
NEW AIR LINE ROUTE
- 4--Lf;l4 - -
7.-Asok - - '`, 5lZ:3"
Shortest in Distance and Quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OF
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING, ALLENTOWN AND EASTON
MORNING EXPRESS, West, leaves New York at
a. in., arriving at Harrisburg at Ip. m. , only 6. hours
between the two cities.
MAIL LINE leaves Now York at 12.00 noon, and ar
rues at Harrisburg at 8.15 p. m.
MORNING MAIL LINE, East, leaves Harrisburg
8.00 a. m., arriving at New York at 5.20 p. m.
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris.
burg at 1.30 p. in., arriving at New York at 9.45 p. m.
0.....nti0na are mans at Harrisburg sal p.
the Passenger Trains in each direction onthe Pennsylva•
ilia, Cumberland Valley and Northern Central Railroads
All Trains connect at Reading with Trains for Potts
ville and Philadelphia, and at Allentown for Manch
Chunk, Easton, Ste.
No change of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 6.00 a. in. Line from New
York or the 1.15 p. M. from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and accom
modation 7 this Route presents superior inducements to
the traveling public.
Fare betw eenN ew York and Harrisburg, Five DOLLARS
For Tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE, General Agent,
WINTER ARRAN G EMENT.
ON AND AFTER DEC. 12, 1860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG
DAILY, (Sundays excepted,) at 8.00 A. M., and 1.15 P.
M., for Philadelphia, arrivingthere 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 1 P. M. and 8.16
FARES :—To Philadelphia, No. 1 Cars, $3.25 ; No. 2,
(in same train) $2.75.
FARES :—To Readinr, $1.60 and 21.30.
At Reading, connect with trains for Pottsifirat, Miners--
rifle, Tamaqua, CatillriEel, /cc.
FOUR TRAINS LEAVE READING FOR PHILADEL
PHIA DAILY, at OA. M.,10.45 A. M., 12.80 noon and
3.43 P. M.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA. FOR READING at 8 A.
41.,1.00 P. M., 3.80 P. M., and 5.00 P. hi.
FARES:—Reading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
THE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG CON.
NECTS AT READING. with np train for Wilke:Mame
Pittston and Scranton.
For through tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE,
dels-dtf General Agent.
REDUCTION OF PASSENGER PARES,
ON AND AFTER MONDAY, A PitlL 2, 1060
With 26 Coupons, will be issued between any points
desired,. good for the holder and any member of his
family, in any Passenger train, and at any time—at 26
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties having ()Melon to use the Road frequently on
business or pleasure, will find the above arrangement
convenient and errnomical; as Four Passenger trains
run daily each wry between Reading and Philadelphia,
and Two Train. Or' , r between Reading, Pottsville and
Harrisburg. Ce Be ciao, only one morning train Down.
and one afters' sty train Up, runs between Pottsville and
Philadelphi r and no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Valley firm+ Railroad.
For the above Tickets, or any Information relating
thereto apply to B. Bradford, Esq., Treasurer,Philadel
phis, e the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
G. A. NICOLLS, General Supt.
Nelsen 27, 1860.—mar2B-dtf
NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER. FRIDAY, MARCH IsT, mu the
Passenger Trains of the Northern Central Railway will
leave Harrisburg as follows :
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN will leav% at.. 3.00 a. in.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at . 7.40 a. ta-
MAIL TRAIN will leaveat ...... 1.00
MAIL TRAIN will leave at 1.40 p. m.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at —8.50 p. to.
The only Train leaving Harrisburg on Sunday will t
the ACCOMMODATION TRAIN South. at 3.00 a. M.
For further information apply at the office, in Penn
Sylvania Railroad Depot. JOHN W. HALL, Agent,
Harrisburg, March let-dtf.
DRIED BEEF—An extra lot of DRIED
BEEF just received by
no 9 WM. BOOS, JB., & CO.
BURLINGTON HERRING !
Tug received by WM. DOOk, Sc. 00
Ett ',patriot & Union.
THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 18, 1861.
ANECDOTES. OF DR. ABERNETHY.
Prom "Jeaftresou's Reek about Doetons,” lately pub
lished by Rudd & Carleton.
Abernethy is a by-word for rudeness and
even brutality of manner; but he was as ten
der and generous as a man ought to be. as a
man of great intelligence usually is. The sto
ries current about Abernethy are nearly all
fictions of the imagination; or, when they have
any foundation in fact, relate to events that
occurred long before the hero to whom they
are tacked by anecdote-mongers had appeared
on the stage. He was eccentric—but his ec
centricities always took the direction of com
mon sense; whereas the extravagances attrib
uted to him by popular gossip are frequently
those of a heartless buffoon. His time was
precious, and be rightly considered that his
business was to set his patients in the way of
recovering their lost health—not to listen to
their fatuous prosings about their maladies.—
He was therefore prompt and decided in check
ing the egotistic garrulity of valetudinarians.
This candid expression of his dislike to unne
cessary talk had one good result. People who
came to consult him took care not to offend
him by bootless prating. A lady on one occa
sion entered his consulting room, and put be
fore him an injured finger, without saying a
word. In silence Abernethy dressed the
wound, when instantly and silently the lady
put the usual fee on the table, and retired. In
a few days she called again, and offered her
finger for inspection. "Better ?" asked the
surgeon. "Better," answered the lady, speak
ing to him for th first time. Not another
word followed during the rest of the interview.
Three or four similar visits were made, at the
last of which the patient held out her finger
tree from bandages and perfectly healed.
"Well?" was Abernethy's monosylabic inquiry.
"Well," was the lady's equally brief answer.
"Upon my soul, madam," exclaimed the de
lighted surgeon, "you are the most rational
woman I ever met with!"
To curb his tongue, however, out of respect
to Abernethy's humor, was an impossibility
to John Philpot Curran. Eight times Curran
(personally unknown to Abernethy,) had called
on the great surgeon • and eight times Absr
nethy had looked at the orator's tongue (telling
him, by-the-by, that it wet the most unclean
and utterly abominable tongue in the world,)
had curtly advised him to drink less, and not
abuse his stomach with gormandizing, had
taken a guinea, and had bowed him out of the
room. On the ninth visit, just as he was about
to be dismissed in the same summary fashion,
Curran, with a flash of his dark eye, fixed the
surgeon, and said—" Mr. Abernethy, I have
been here on eight. different days, and I have
paid you eight different guineas; but you have
never yet listened to the symptoms of my com
plaint. lam resolved, sir, not to leave the
room till you satisfy me by doing so." With
a good-natured laugh, Abernethy, half suspect
ing that he had to deal 'with a madman, fell
back in his chair and said—"Oh! very well,
sir; lam ready to bear you out. Go on, give
me the whole—your birth, parentage and edu
eation. I wait your pleasure. Pray be as
minute and tedious as you can." With perfect
gravity Curran began—" Sir, my name is John
Philpot Curran. My parents were poor, but I
believe honest people, of the province of Mun
ster, where also I was born, at Newmarket., in
the county of Cork, in the year one thousand
seven hundred and fifty. My father being
employed to collect the rents of a Protestant
gentleman of small fortune, in that neighbor
hood, procureS, my admission into one of the
Protestant free schools, where I obtained the
I first rudiments of my education. I was next
enabled to enter Trinity College, Dublin, in the
humble sphere of a sizar—" And so he went
steadily on, till he had thrown his auditor into
convulsions of laughter.
Abernethy was very careful not to take fees
from patients if he suspected them to be in in
digent circumstances. Mr. George Macilwain,
in his instructive and agreeable "Memoirs of
John Abernethy," mentions a ease where an
old officer of parsimonious habits, but not of
impoverished condition, could not induce Aber
nethy to accept his fee, and consequently fore
bore from again consulting him. On another
occasion, when a half-pay lieutenant wished to
pay him for a long and laborious attendance,
Abernethy replied, "Wait till you're a gene
ral; then come and see me, and we'll talk
about fees." To a gentleman of small means
who consulted him, after having in vain had
recourse to other surgeons, he said—" Your
recovery will be slow. If you don't ft - el much
pain, depend upon it you are gradually get
ting round ; if you do feel much pain, then
come again, but not else. I don't want your
money." To a hospital student (of great pro
mise and industry, but in narrow circumstan
ces) who became his dresser, he returned the
customary fee of sixty guineas, and requested
him to expend them in the purchase of books
and securing other means of improvement. To
a poor widow lady (who consulted him about
her child) he, on saying good bye'in a friendly
letter, returned all the fees he had taken from
her under the impression that she was in good
circumstances, and added 501. to the sum, beg
ging her to expend it in giving her child a
daily ride in the fresh air. He was often
brusque and harsh, and more than once was
properly reproved for his hastiness and want of
"I have heard of your rudeness before I
came, sir," one lady said, taking his prescrip
tion, " but I was not prepared for such treat
ment. What and Ito do with this?"
" Anything you like," the surgeon roughly
answered. " Put it on the fire if you please."
Ticking him at his word, the lady put her
fee on the table, and the prescription on the
fire; and, making a bow, left the room. Aber
nethy followed her into the ball, apologizing,
and begging her to take back the fee or let him
write another prescription ; but the lady would
not yield her vantage ground.
Ot operations Abernethy had a most unsur
geonlike horror—" like Cheselden and Hunter,
regarding them as the reproach of the profes
sion." " I hope, sir, it will not be long," said
a poor womau, suffering under the knife.
" No, indeed," earnestly answered Abernethy,
"that would be too horrible." This humanity,
on a point of which surgeons are popularly re
zarded as being devoid of feeling, is very gen
eneral in the profession. William Cooper (Sir
Astley's uncle) was, like Abernethy, a most
tender hearted man. He was about to amputate
a man's leg, in the hospital theatre, when the
poor fellow, terrified at the display of instru
ments and apparatus, suddenly jumped off the
table, and hobbled away. The students burst
out laughing; and the surgeon, much pleased
at being excused from the performance of a
painful duty, exclaimed, "By Gad, I am glad
he's gone !"
The treatment which one poor fellow received
from Abernethy may at first sight seem to mili
tate against our high estimate of the surgeon's
humanity, and dislike of inflicting physical
pain. D r . an eminent physician still
living and conferring lustre on his profession,
sent a favorite man-servant with a brief note
running—" Dear Abernethy, will you do me
the kindness to put a seton on this poor fellow's
neck ? Yours sincerely, ." The man,
who was accustomed and encouraged to indulge
in considerable freedom of speech with his
master's friends, not only delivered the note to
Abernethy, but added, in an explanatory and
confiding tone, "You see, sir, I don't get better,
and as master thinks I ought to have a seton in
my neck, I should be thankful if you'd put it
in for me." It is not at alt improbable that
Abernethy resented the directions of master
and man. Anyhow be inquired into the inva
lid's case, and then taking out his needles did
as he was requested. The operation was at
tended with a little pain, and the man howled
as only a coward can howl, under the temporary
inconvenience. "Oh! Lor' bless you! Oh,
have mercy on me! Yarrra—yarrra—yarrr !
Oh, doctor—doctor—you'll kill me!" In
another minute the surgeon's work was accom
plished, and the acute pain having passed away
the man recovered his self-possession and impu
" Oh, well, sir, I do hope, now that it's done,
it'll do me good. Ido hope that."
"But it won't do you a bit of good."
" What, sir, no good?" cried the fellow.
"No more good," replied Abernethy, " than
if I had spat upon it."
" Then sir—why—oh, yarr! here's the pain
again—why did you do it ?"
"Confound you, man," answered the sur
geon, testily, "Why did I do it 9—Why, didn't
you ask me to put a seton in your neck g"
Of course the surgical treatment employed
by Abernethy in this case was the right one ;
but he was so nettled with the fellow's impu
dence and unmanly lamentations, that he could
not forbear playing off upon him a barbarous
If for this outbreak of vindictive humor the
reader is inclined to call Abernethy a savage,
let his gift of 501. to the widow lady, to pay for
her sick child's carriage exercise, be remem
bered. Appropos of 501., Dr. Wilson of Bath
sent a present of that sum to an indigent cler
gyman, against whom he had come in the
course of practice. The gentleman who had
engaged to convey the gift to the unfortunate
priest said, "Well, then, I'll take the money to
him to-morrow." "Oh, my dear sir," said the
doctor, " take it to him to-night. Only think
of the importance to a sick man of one good
CHARLES DICKENS.—Dr. M'Kenzie, of the
Philadelphia Press, says of Charles Dickens :
Twenty years ago, when Dickens was in
the height of his popularity, his warm friend
Talfourd, an able writer and critic, as well as
a good lawyer, frankly told him that he would
be a rich man, as well as a better author, by
retreating from the entanglements and expenses
of a London life. He suggested a residence
such as Dickens now has at Gad's Hill, within
a convenient distance of London. This would
avoid Sunday dinner parties, and the extrava
gances, dissipations and temptations of a Re
gent's Park career, and also give him more
leisure to think, and a clearer head to work
with. But Mrs. Dickens had a great share of
her sex's vanity at that time, and Dickens'
parasites, who enjoyed his liberal hospitality,
urged him to remain in London, a fashionable
as well as a literary man.
A friend of Dickens, who knew him from
childhood, and dearly loves him to this hour,
lately wrote to us thus : " There does not live
a larger-hearted or better-minded man than
Dickens. He is liberal to a fault. He allowed
his wife's relations to hang upon him, to infest
his house, and to drain his purse for years.
The great fault of his character is ostentation.
With all his sagacity Dickens is eternally afraid
of being slighted. He never seems to be at his
ease—not even in his own house. His restless
eye wanders like a comet in a cage, beating the
bars of his eyelashes to escape. He has al
ways seemed to me as if he had something on
his mind as well as in it. He danced the tight
rope of display for years, just managing to
keep out of the claws of the bailiffs. He has
now carried out the plan suggested to him by
Talfourd, and also by Lord Jeffrey, and lives
out of London, but near enough to enjoy it
when he pleases. What has become of all his
money is a mystery to myself and others.—
His reign has lasted fully twenty five years,
and I am sure that I under estimate his income
at an average of £B,OOO a year, Here is a
gross amount of -£2oo,ooo—equal to one mil
lion of your American dollars. Very little has
Dickens to show for all this. He is compelled
to go back to his readings, which he now hates,
and commences his season on the first Monday
in March, by reading his Christmas Carol and
the Boots of the Holly Tree Inn, at St. James'
Hall, Piccadilly. A more truly genial man
than Dickens does not live. He likes to see
others enjoy themselves, while Thackeray
seems to care only for enjoying himself. One .
constantly hears of kind actions done by Dick
ens ; never of Thaekeray in that way. In
possession of a good heart as well as vast ge
nius, I think that Dickens very closely resem
bles Walter Scott."
EXTRAORDINARY TRIAL IN FRANCE.-A man
named Benjamin Reynaud was before the As
size court of the here, on March 21st, to be
tried for the murder of his own daughter and
the attempted murder of her lover. The cul
prit was 66 years of age, with snow white hair
and beard, a man of education, respectable
position, and easy fortune; but not a Brutus,
thinking with barbarous virtue to wipe out the
polut.ion of a Tarquin by immolating his own
flesh and blood, but a hoary letcher who killed
his daugher from the vile motive that she was
cognizant of his being laughed at by one of his
It was in evidence that he opened a letter
from a Madame Biudraud to his daughter,
Madame Gardilanne. In that letter he found
himself described as the " old one" (le vicux)
whom she Mdme. Bandrand, would contrive to
get away for three or four nights, and she re
commended nine. Gardilanne to make the best
use of the opportunity to see her lover, M.
Lobinhes, of whom she was, so very fond.—
Hereupon Reynaud, as he admitted on the trial,
formed the.deliberato resolution of murdering
his daughter and her lover, and killing himself'.
He left his house, saying that he would be absent
for three or four days.
At the village of St. Marcellin he bought a
brace of pistols, which he loaded, and a po'g
nard. He wrote letters to his wife at Reunion,
to one of his married daughters, and to a son
who lives in England, telling them of his in
tention to cotnrnitt the double murder and sui
cide. He fixed upon the. notary and the advo
cate who were to wind up his affairs alter his
death. Having deliberately made all these
dispositions, he returned in the dusk of the
evening to his own house, where he found his
daughter in the drawing room. Not seeing
her lover with her, he observed that he had
probably arrived too soon, but he could wait.
He then laid down the pistols and poignard
upon a chest of drawers, and coolly told her
that he had brought the arms there to use
them ; that one of the pistols was for M. Lo
binhes; the poignard for her ; and the pistol for
M. Lobiuhes, who was concealed in an ad
joining room, heard the conversation, and
rushed out. He naked for pardon, remonstra
ted 'with lteynaud, and urged him not to corn-
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mit a dreadful act which he would afterwards
bitterly repent of. Reynaud said, " I grant no
pardon ; take a pen," The young man took a
pen, and was asked to write, "I admit myself
to be an infamous suborner." He threw the
pen down and declared that nothing would
induce him to write it. Reynaud then threat
ened to fire. " Give me a moment," said the
young man ; " let me say one prayer." A
moment's hesitation ensued after this appeal,
and Lobinhes rushed to a window and jumped
out, but while he was jumping Reynaud fired
and wounded him. A moment after he stabbed
his daughter in three places, plunging the
poignard up to the hilt, and leaving her on the
floor speechless and dying.
He then fired the remaining pistol into his
own mouth, and the ball carried away a por
tion of the upper jaw, but without inflicting a
mortal or even very serious wound. Mean
while Lobinhes, returned up stairs, andseeing
that Mdme. Gardilanne was in her last moments
thought of nothing burendeavoring to admin
ister to her some religious consolation. In a
few moments she breathed her last, and the
wretched father, when he saw her bosom bared
and dead, exclaimed, "She was a beautiful
girl, and a charming mistress."—Cor. London
HOW Minus, THE EXPLODED FRENCH BANKERi
GOT HIS START IN THE WORLD.—One of the
stories current about the early career of Mires,
the exploded French Banker, indicates the
germ of that shrewdness, which was afterward
developed into almost diplomatic art. The
great financier ten years ago was nearly pen
niless, and lived in Lyons. He managed,
however, to get the control of a newspaper,
(the number of scamps who have been con
nected with journalism is frightful to contem
plate,) and forthwith devised an original
scheme to bring himself and his paper into
importance. He published daily a list of all
the deaths in Lyons, and appended in each.
instance the name of the physician who at
tended the unlucky patient. Of course, the
Sangrados were alarmed; for once the doctors
agreed; it would never do to tolerate this sort
of thing. They went to Mires, and endea
vored to prevent the publication that dis
tressed them; but Mires was profoundly im
pressed with the importance to the community
of just such a publication. The people ought
to know what physicians were unsuccessful
practitioners. The doctors implored, but Mires
was inexorable. They offered money, but he
was incorruptible. 'Tis true, he was willing
to sell out his newspaper. But the doctors
could not afford to buy it ! so the publication
continued, and the blood-letters suffered; the
town laughed, and the medical fraternity found
its gains diminishing along with its reputation.
They went again to the horrid Jew editor.—
Would nothing move him ? "Can no prayers
pierce thee ?" But., like his co-religionist,
Shylock, he answered, "None that you have wit
enough to make." They proposed large bribes,
but still in vain. He would only sell his paper;
and finally, rather than lose their practice, the
knights of the lancet were obliged to raise a,
fund of fifty thousand francs and bay the
newspaper that persisted in publishing such
odious information. With this fifty thousand
francs, so iniquitously obtained, Mires went to
Paris, to seek his fortune. Can any doctor
wonder that his career was terminated in a.
dungeon ? • .
ROW THE JAPANESE RESTORE FADED FLOW-
P.E.S.—After a bouquet is drooping beyond all
remedies of fresh water, the Japanese can bring
it back to all its first glory by a simple and
seemingly most destructive operation. A writer
at Nagasaki says : I had received some days
ago a delightful bunch of flowers from a Japan
ese acquaintance. They continued to live in
their beauty for nearly two weeks, when at last
they faded. Just as I was about to have them
thrown away, the same gentleman, (Japanese
gentleman,) came to see me. I showed him
the faded flowers, and told him, that though
lasting a long time, they had now become use
less. "Oh, no," said he, " only put the ends
of the stems into the fire, and they will be as
good as before." I was incredulous ;so he
took them himself and held the stems' ends in
the fire until they were completely charred.—
This was in the morning; at evening they were
again looking fresh and vigorous, and have
continued so for another week. What may be
the true agent in this reviving process, I am
unable to determine fully ; whether it be heat
driving once more the last juices into the very
leaflet and vein, or whether it be the bountiful
supply of carbon furnished by the charring. I
am inclined, however, to the latter cause, as
the full effect was not produced until some eight
hours afterwards, and as it seems that, if the
heat was the principal agent, it must have been
sooner followed by visible changes.
Tus JACKALS OF INDIA.—Rev. J. M. Tho
burn is itinerating in India with a native
friend, whom he calls "Samuel." In the last
Pittsburg Advocate he has a letter written from
"Huldwahee," concluding thus :
The jackals are very plenty around this
village, and they make the night hideous with
their howling. A jackal is a little larger than
a red fox, and resembles a fox somewhat, but
is more clumsy and wolfish-looking. They
feed on carrion and offal, and are not only
harmless, but really useful . in this hot climate,
where such scavengers are greatly needed.—
Their manner of howling is peculittm. They
come quietly around the village in all directions,
each running alone, looking for something to
eat, and all keeping very quiet till some one
gives a quick sharp yelp. Then another takes
up the cry, and then two or three more, and
so on, till it seems that hundreds are screaming
in every direction. One yells like a boy whoop
ing through the village, another howls like a
moaning dog, another yelps like a fox, twenty
others scream in a chorus, and finally all join
in an uproar like a thousand cats fighting and
screeching, with a hundred boys looking on and
screaming with delight. At this point the
uproar becomes hideous beyond description.—
This lasts for two or three minutes, when all
becomes quiet again, till some one gives the
signal for a fresh bowl.
COST OF AIITILLEAY.—The cost of Dahlgreen's
great nine-inch iron guns is seven and a half
cents per pound. As they weigh 9,000 pounds
each, the cost of a gun is $645. The eight-inch
Columbiads weigh about 8,500 pounds; the
ten-inch, 16,000 pounds each ; both are sold at
six and a half cents a pound. Forty-two
pounders, weigh 8,000 pounds ; thirty-two
pounds each. The
pounders, 3,300 to 5,600
twelve pounders are sold at five cents, the
others at six cents a pound. Sea-coast howitz
ers of eight and ten inch bore, weigh front
8,500 to 0,500 pounds each, and are sold at
six and a half cents a pound. Siege howitzers
of eight inch bore are much lighter, weighing
2.500 to 3,000 pounds, and are sold at the same
rate as those above mentioned. Brass guns
are much lighter, the army pattern twelve
plunders weighing only 4,300 pounds ; they
are, however, sold at forty-six cents a pound.
The Dahlgreen brass guns are still proportion.
ately higher priced ; the patent mountain
twelve-pound howitzers, weighing 220 pounds,
are sold at seventy-five cents a pound. Shell
sell according to weight. at from four to six
cents a pound ; shot at three and a half to four
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