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. VOLUME 14.
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' W. il. J A COB Y, Chiirmtin,
J. R. RoBBIN,
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JOHN al. lC8. '
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:tillvilla. Co', co Pa.. Joly 19, 1862.
LEATHER I LEATHER !
fllHE undersigned would announce, thai
he has on hand, at his Hat ami Cap
emporium on Main street, Bloomttbursr an
assortment of different kind of leather. such
as firie calf fkins, moroci o, red ar.d black
tuid linings, all of which he will sell cheap
er than can be had eleeewhere in thi mr
ket. . Ckll and examine them lor yourselves.
JOHN K. GIIiTON.
:B!onmsbnrc. May 21," 162:
- E. II. LITTLE.
- :&'zmirz Air &x?9 .
OfSce in Court Alley ; formerly occupied by
Charle 11. Buckalevv,
December 28, l859.-tf. .
! i?sei aiid .UJies' CuiigieM Gaiters
. ': ; ;-.CbilJren Fancy and Common Shoes .
lo'V as ran be bought el-ewhere. at the
Ctep Cash S.cre oi L. T. SHARPLESS, .
" Bioom-bnrg. May 14, 1862.
SURGEON D VNT1ST,
OHcenear Wileious Carriage Shnp.Main St.
4. ; large ap?ortmet.t of Ladies' Gaiters just
r-' received at SI CO and Sl.25 at .
r . , L. T. SHARPLESS.'
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THE PI LOT'S TOWER,
Check to EnglaBd's 2Iore.
On the I8th of November, 1662, the good
city of Dunkirk was in that peculiar state
ol agitation which pervades a bee hive when
its tenants are abaci I to swarm. News had
that day been received that-Louis XVI, who
was then king of France, had purchased the
city irom the English, to whose share it had
fallen by the treaty of 165S; and as :he sun
was sitiking behind the horizon, the French
squadron came into the Harbor with a light
wind, and anchored off the citadel. A hun
dred years previous, the French army; com
manded by the Duke of Guire, had ravaged
the town with fire and sword ; but time
wears away all resentments, and the, Dun
kirkers were now ready to swear allegiance
to "the haughty monarch, who sought to
, make Paris the Dominant city of Christian-
The quays of the city were thronged with
fishermen, who gazed on the French fleet
with critical eyes, as they discosseJ the
models, Tiging, and general appearance of
ihe respective vessels. Merchants, nota
ries, and priets, each wearing their pecu
liar costumes, were also attracted to the
water. ci! evttrv one lalrincr a oreal inlare&t
. , . i
in the coming change, ol rule, save those
(and they were few in number) who were
on intimate terras with the English garrison.
mgly vexed, as most of them were com-
... . i
loriaoiy tocaieu.anu loouty uia ttiey censure i
their young King Charles. In so doing, in
deed, they but echoed the public sentiments
in England, lor ii was evident that the in
experienced monarch, fond of pleasure, and
the fale of a flourishing portion of his king-I
6 . -
dom for a tithe of its value. Ail of his mm
ier had opposeil the transfer, ami when i
they found their exertions iioe!e, they set i
3 ' 3 . -
io worn 10 pn iiarnjjer me saie who ronui-
tions as to diminish the value of Dunkirk to
The news soon reached Ihe environs, and
nowhere did it produce greater exci'ement
than in the collection of miserable cabins,
which dotted a plain covered with framesof
brushwork upon which the fishermen cured '
their spoil. Leaving their nets half spread
ont. the men had eone to the quay the mo
ment that the French squadron anchored,
and by sunset most of their lamilies had j
followed them. In the Cabin of Ccvnil'e !
Bar', however, a light twinkled as night
came on, and a fnint wreath of smoke curl
ed upward from the low chimney. Bart had
gone to the qnay.takine his two sons Gas-'
per and Jean with him. but his good wife
Catherine, like a good houewife, remained
&t home to prepare supper .
Her domestic zeal strong a it was, could
not ctipe her curiosity though and every
time that she turned the johnny-cakea of
barley-meal, which were being baked be
fore the Gre, she gazed eagerly through the
small and only window of the cabin.
' Weil, well," fhe soliloquized, "here the
Cakes are done, and no one lo eat them.
Nordofkuow a thing. Dear, dear, but
women who keep house are unlucky
here a rapid cannonading interrupted her,
but 6he soon continued : ''Saluting at Iat
bang, bang and I do not know what it's
all about. Well, when the powder is burnt
t may look for my stragglers. Tha; is. if
there are no fire works. But here comes a
man and two toys Is it them?"
Soon a familiar knock at the door dissipa
ted the good woman's doubts, and f he has
tened to admit her husband.
"Well, dame," said the burly fisherman,
'you isre waiting supper for us, are you
"That I am, Cornille; and it was not very
charitable in yon to stay away so long, for
yoa know my cariosity, at any rate, yon tell
me often enough."
''Never mind, Catherine serve supper, for
these lads are half starved, and as they eat
1 will give you all thedetafs."
"And you, Cornille, have. yoa left your
appetite on the quay ?4V
"Yes, indeed ! The ne-vs weighs heavi
ly on my heart, and I do not feel iiko eating
a racreel V
Our lady preserve ns ! what is to hap
pen 1" cried the good woman as her anions
glance shot from husband to children.
wl will tell you" replied Cornille. ''You
have heard that the King of France," and
as he epnke, the fisherman loyally raised
his woolen cap, " has re-purchased Dun
kirk for forty million of francs "
"Certainly, but that. is good news for us
all." ' . .
"At first sight, Catherine, it seems so.
But when one learns the conditions of sale
it is anything but good news"
"And what are these conditions ?"
What . are they ? Why, every public
building is to be raztd to the height of the
highest dwelling hooe. By the great white
whale. Dunkirk fisheries,thongh worib mil-
lion now, will not then be worth that m r
sel of barley crust."
"But how will the cutting down of t te
fortress tlo this ? Faith, I have often thouaht
that it was more cost than profit."
"No one cares for the fortress, Catherine;
but for the churchsteeple the beacon ay
day and the directing light by night for
thoe who enter the port. No fishertnin
will dare to venture out no coaoter will
dare venture in to purchase in hort Dun
kirk is ruined !"
There was an interval of gloomy silence,
but at length; Cornille said :
"Come, my boys, go to bed. You must
get up early to-morrow."
'And you." said his wife, 'will you go to
bed now also V
"No, I do not feel like sleeping now, and
will take a smoke ; but you need pot wait
for me. Let us repeat our evening pravtr.'
And all kneeling, repated together a beai.ti
ful canticle, for in thoee days the Frerch
were a reltgous people.
The lads were booh between their'coarse
brown sheets, and Catherine, throwing her
self upon the bed apparently went to ele jp.
Cornille sat for nearly an hour, watch ng
the circling smoke of his pipe, and than,
with a stealthy tread went to the door. As
he shot back the bolts there was a slight
movement on Catherine's bed, which arrest
ed his progress, but as she did not speak, he
opened the door, closed it gently behind
him, and set out for Dunkirk, fie had not
gone more than two-thirds of the way, when
he heard rapid fooisteps coming behind him.
Was he pursued ! did he not know triat
step? Was it the echo of his own? No
Another mtant solved his doubts, or his
wife approached him.
"I knew," said she, "that yon had con
cealed something from me."
"My pour Catherine, it was that you n?ed
not be alarmed. We fishermen have agreed
1 to meet to night in the preist's garden lo see
if something cannot be done to save our
oeaoon tower, nut you sea that woiaen
could do nothing at such a meeting."
"Saint preserve us! but if you men are
we women do not care for the church ?
There we were married, there our children
were baptised, there we joined in masses
for our deceased parents. Oh, Cornille, let
the women pray that the church may be
spared if nothing more, for fervent pr yer
can never injure any enterprise."
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"That's what I think mother,'' said a soft
. ,, D . .
voice, and Jean Bart the youngest son,cime
r ci.ni. ,i L i f i. ,
from behind a fifh fleke. lie had folio ved
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his nio'ner, but teared his father a anger,
and hid himself until he could see bow she
was received .
"Another band at the oar," said the (Sh
erman. " Don't srid os back," entreated loih
neii, wen," said cornille, "come
Half an honr afterward the trio en-pred
the prie-t's garden, where they found about
a hundred fishermen, some ol them like
Bar,t accompanied by their familes. All
- ,,;,, oronns diciiin tho threat nnt
demoliation of their church, in the centre,
surrounded by the oldest of the party, was
the venerable priest. When all who vere
expected had arrived, he stood upon a
wheel barrow,and requeued silence. Every
head was uncovered every tongue wis si
"My children," said the priest, "yoti ask
ed me to permit yoa to assemble herj to
night, and I granted yon the request. Now
have ar.y of you any project for saving our
dear city with our loved church, front the
parting destruction ol the English ?"
Several piopositions were made, bu; the
priest shook his head as he heare them.
Each one was more impossible than was
its predecessor, and all were based upon
some act of violence which would have
drawn the wrath of both nations npon tbe
Catherine profiting by a moment's silence
addressed the priest.
"Supposing, reverend father, thit we
women, leading our children, go in proces
sion to see the English commissioner, and
implore him to spare our tower?"
"It would be useless, my dangh'i r, for
England seeks to ruin our port, that her's
may flourish. Your idea is hopeless.1'
There was a murmur ol discontent thto'
the crowd, and one of the oldest fi-h jrman
elbowing his way up to the priest, and with
a countenance purple with rage fe tid or
"Look here, father, we hoped thit you
would help os in saving our church and
tower, but you appear disposed to throw
colt! water on all our projects. Indeed,
everything that is suggested, you object to.
I didn't expect it."
"Master Perron, you have the fire ol
yooth nnder the debiliated envelope ( age;
but you do not possess the wisdom that be
longs to that aray beard. I do not w ih to
throw cold water upon any reasonable pro
ject; but those suggested thus far are wholly
impracticable. Neither, my childrer, can I
suggest anything myself,aud if Heavun does
not aid oe, why"
"Our lower must be demolished," mur
mured several voices. '
"Not at all,", cried a shrill, childish
"Who spoke ? What boy is that 1 eaid
Bart, in a severe tone. ; r
"Yoorson, Jean, father, and I think 1
have the idea which you all seek. Do yon
eare much for our cabin at the flake j?"
"Jean," cried Cornille, "I will ihmb yoa
if you say another word."
' For pity's sake," said the priest "let the
lad speak. . Remember that God has often
chosen a child to deliver those whom he
love, and Jean's thoughts may be like the
pebbles in David's sling."
"Well then, Jean, as the preist wishes it.
go on but speak quickly. As for our cot
tage, it is all we have to shelter us, but I
will cheerfully sacrifice it, if it will do any
good at the present critical moment."
"Then, father, tear down our cottage to
morrow night, and rebuild it before morning
upon the top ot ihe church tower. It will
then dwelling honse as it is and will be
higher than any other house in Dunkirk, and
the city will be saved !"
A burst of eppUnre, hushed by a gesture
of the priest, hailed this bright thought.
'Silence, my children,' said he. " You
see tiow that Providence protects us. And
as lor you, my lad, you wnl be spoken of
It's not to be praised that I made the
plan," murmered Jean. "But I love Dun
kirk, and I hate the English. There it is."
"But you will become famous, my boy.
and your mother will be proud of you.
Now, my friends, ehall we execute the
child's plan t'
"Yes, yes. Once get Bart's cottage on
the top of the tower, and we are safe ''
"Well, then, meet here to-morrow nipht-J
at sunsetr with such tools and building ma
terial as you can conceal under your sea
jackets. Master Perron, here, will act as
foreman, and tell each one what to bring.
And now let us implore a blessing upon
our deliberations, and ask'a conttnance of
Divine lavor for to morrow night's work."
The next day the priest, accompanied by
Bart, called upon Monsieur Wosty n, one of
the richest merchants and ship owners of
Ihe city. Tbey found him sad and thought
ful, for the destruction of the becon tower
would be the downfall of his fortunes. But
his countenance brightened up as he heard
of the project of little Jean Burt.
"Dunkirk is saved 1" he exclaimed, clap
ping his hand.-joyfully. "And as if to aid
you in accomplishing your task undiscover
ed by the English, Providence has so order
ed matters that all the officers will pass the
night on board of the French squadron. As
for the soldiers a few jugs of Dutch gin will
'How ?" said the priest.
"Why, some strange fancy, as I thought
prompted the Count d'Estrades to offer a
ball to our late enemies, and they will thu
be all out of jour way."
Afier mutual congratulations, the priet
repaired to the church, and Cornille Bart to
his cottage, which Catherine was preparing
jo leave. The family were gladly received
by the neighboring fishermen, and before
night the cabin was entirely demolished,
and conveyed, concealed under loads of
brushwood, to the priest's garden, which ad
joined the church.
Meanwhile, all was on motion on board of
the admiral's frigate. The upper deck cov
ered by thick awnings, was converted into a
magnificent ball-room. Flags ol all ua
tions decorated the sides, while clusters of
fire-arms, highly polished, chandiliers and
mirrors, gave a fairy like appearanee to the
seen. Below were long supper tables,
spread with every delicacy, and a fall band
of martil music prompted tbe inspiring
dance. The other vessels of the squadron
were brilliantly illuminated, and as may
well be imagened, there was not a British
offices in Dunkirk by nine o'clock. About
that time, too, various landlords became very
generous towards the English soldiers, and
even gave them bottles of gin for those of
their comrades who were on guard at the
Around the chnrch a'l was life, et grave
like silence reigned. Some by aid nf the
booms brought from theirfishing boais rig
ged derricks npon the broad platform of the
stone tower, others tempered the mortar
and the old sanctuary resembled an ant-hill.
The priest was on his knees before the altar
and the women kept watch ind ward round
about. To cheer them in lhir toil, came
the enlivening strains of muic from the
squadron.. Nor did they cease antil the
cottage was entirely re built, a fire burned
in its kitchen, and Catherine had her coffee
On board the flagship, meanwhile all was
hilarity and gaiety .though unlike every one
else, Moris. Wosty n appeared uneasy. Oc
casionally he would steal out into the stern
and cast an anxious glance towards the
church-tower. The Conn d'Estrades no
ticed that he did not dance, and after sup
per he introduced him to the English com
missioner. "Neither of yoa dance, mess'ieur,', said
the count, " and yoa may like a game of
cards, chess or dominoes."
Both bowed assent, .
"What shall it be? Chess?" said the
Woestyn said yes, though it was with dif
ficulty that he could bring bis mind to bear
upon the game, and he consequently lost
several times His an'agouisl became eUted
with success, and just as daylight nhoue in
through the flags, he made a bold move,
and exclaimed in a boastful tone :
"Ha, ha ! your castle ia in Danger, and I
fear that it will fare no better than your old
church tower. Tis a pity, by the way that
I must have that tower pulled down to-day.
. At that moment, the almost despairing
merchant beard the hymn of praise, and he
knew that all was safe. Rising from the ,
table he went into the stern gallery, and re- i
quested his opponent to follow him. Plain- j
Ir visible, in the slowing rars of the rising ,
f sun was Bart's cottage, and through the
open door all could see the honest fisher-
man and bis family quietly eating breakfast.
From the chimney waved the French flag,
' Check, to your move ! " said Woestyn,
'Behold the highest dwelling hou in Dun
kirk, nor is there even a weather-vane above
its level !"
"I gfve upthe game 1" said the English
man, pood naiuredly. Then turning tow
ards the count, he continued : " We may
contend with you upon the batt'e field, but
when wit and invention are at slake, we
surrender. Gentlemen, e will evacuate
the city to-day !''
Such is the legend related at Donkirk ;
and a small cottage is still carefully kept
upon the top of a massive watch tower
which serves as a beacon to the flourishing
commerce of the city. As to the naval ex
ploits of Jean Bart, they fill many a glow
ing page ol French history, and Bho that
he always retained his early antipathy to
his English' neighbors. ' The prediction of
the old priest was fulfilled
ffinnin? a Heart by Snttini
a bole in the
BV A MEMBKR OF HIE MlDICAL PROFtSSIOV.
"You urge that there is no romance in
"Tobeeure, I do,; things happen queer
ly sometimes, and we make strange ac
quaintances in the course of onr practice, I
admit : but that anything romantic, as the
word is understood, occurs in the practice
of surgery, I deny."
Thus discoursed two young gentlemen
who wrote M. D at the end of their names.
"Charles, ' said the elder of the two, J
"light yonr cigar and listen. Two years
before I received my degree, the events
here narrated occurred " He oponed a port
folio, and commenced reading as follows :"J
"During a period of time occupied by me
in a tour through the New. England States,
in the year 15-, I was on iboard a steam
boat crowded with passengers. Tbe Stale
of Maine, had attractions for me .'and to one
of her towns I wa( destined Among the
many groups that were enjoying the sight
of the sea in their choen positions on the
steamer's deck, a few boors after our depar
ture, ihe attention of many observers was
attracted more particularly to a family party
of three person- an elderly gentleman
with intellectual appearance and two
young ladie daughters one an invalid,
the other the incarceration of health and
beauty. The object of their journey was
the restoration of the health of the afflicted
one, by change of scene; and the magic po
tency, in many cases, of the invigorating
sea breeze. Having selected a seat near
this party, for no motive ol listening to their
discourse, the earnest manner of the elderly
lady prevented any other result ; 1 heard
her father's repeated cautioos, and he earn
estly entreated her to be carelul if she re
mained upon tbe deck alone.
'There is no danger, father," said she.
' I do not wish to live, if I am to be a slave
"For ihe first time I had become inter
es'ed in her character, and a silent prayer
went forth Irom my heart, that her path
through life should be guarded from any
cause for the fear she seemed with all her
heart to despise. I left as her fa'her, end
ing a fresh cantion "Ellen, myjdear I hope
no harm will come of your want of care,"
led the younger sisier lo the cabin below.
"A short time afterwards, while standing
near the place appointed for the engineer,
watching the movement of the complica
ted machine, wiih powerful precision pro-
.; ". it u
en nn.es an nour, on a suu.ien ine engine
wa stopped in obeisance to a signal bell, )
and I heard considerable bustle on the deck
above. A fishing boat had attempted to
cross the track of the steamer, and, to avoid '
colision, the abrupt stoppage had been i
deemed necessary by the captain. The J
fishing boat had passed in safety by, and
the steamer was again under full steam
As I walked leisurly to the after part ot the'
boat, 1 saw a crowd near the ladies' cabin,
and borne in the arms of her father, appa
rently dead, was the young lady whom 1
had left, and who subsequently became an
object of interest id many on board. I he
itated in forcing my way to her, supposing
that it might be a cae of fainting, and there
was enough to apply the remedies on such
occasions. After a lapse of some minutes
Irom the agilaled appearance nf those who
had accompanied ihe young lady into the
cabin, it was evident io me that a serious
accident had occured. I entered the cabin
with the captain, and beheld, reclining on
a settee, the form of that lovly girl, lo all
appearances dead, her father and t-ister
bending over her in agony, chafing ber
temples, pressing her with their hands,
calling npon ber name in vain, their an
guish subsided in floods of tears. Messen
gers had been despatched to different parts
of the boat, to asreitain if there was among
the passengers a surgeon, who could as
certain the nature of the injury. No one
had yet been found. I asked how the ac
cident occurred, and was info rmed that
when the boat stopped, Ihe young lady was
leaning over the rail of the promenade
deck ; the passengers anxiously rushing to
one side, as the fi?hing boat passed, caused
the steamer to careen, when the poor girl
fell ;o the deck below, striking her head on
tbe corner of the chain box.
- A medical gentleman entered the cabin
a yonng man entered with him. Upon
examination it was foand that the 6k ill of
the young lady was fractured, and every
; indication of compression ol the brain.
j This intelligence wat imparled to the un
happy parent of the gul, with the candid
acknowledgment that her situation was one
of imminent peril. ' Can nothing be done i
to save her ?" said the weeping father ,
The Mster had been removed in an almost '
unconscious state from the cabiu and was !
in the care of tome of the ladies. He re-j
plied that there Was but one hope to rest i
upon an operation, and that skillfuly and
speedily performed. "What operation ?"'
asked the father, holding her head in his
hands, and wailing a reply in breathless
"Trepanning." quietly responded the
physician, and briefly explaining his mean
ir.g. A painful silence of some minutes now
"When this dreadful operation is perfor
med, what is the chance of,recovery ?" gas.
ped the father, seizitig the physician by
That mo"l dspand upon circumstances,'
was the reply.
'Save her life. Ellen, my child my
child! Poor gir!, 'tis an awful thing to
think of. If. as you say, it must be done,
for Heaven's sake lose no lime."
"I have no instrument fit lor the purpose
Nor would I ondertake it if I had. It need
a more experienced hand than nine. I
never saw it done. From boo i only I
know its nature and manner oi proceed
ing." The captain ramarked that he bad a case
of instruments on board Ihe boat ; ol fheir
pnrpose he was ignorant. The young man
who had entered with the physician liad
been carefully examining the injury, and
requested the captain to procure the instru
ments, who left the cabin for that purpose
He then addressed the physician :
"Sir, should the trepan be at hand, weuld
it not be well to attempt the operation ? In
her present siate he niust die, unless some
aid be promptly given. I will assiet you
"Are you a physicion ?"
"No; I am a 6iudent of medicine only
I have seen the trepan twice used with
comp'ete success. I am aware 'lis a dan
gerous operation, though easily perform
"I shall not undertake if. I could not
summon resolution. I do not profess sur
gery." "We are many miles from land, sir. I
never performed this or any other opera
lion upon the human body. Relying upon
my knowledge of anatomy the exigeucy
of the case the favorable position of the
wound. I would noi shrink in any attempt
to save a valuable life. Why fhouki you
The captain returned. The case was
opened and proved, upon examination to be
a large case of amputating instrument
and, fortunately, the trepan and its iiecessa
ry instruments accoinpaniug them.
The father revived trom an apparent stu
por. The sight of the kcives made him
"Well," said he in a whUper,"what is to
be done ?'
The young man and the physician were
conversing inaudibly together for a mo
ment. "No sir," replied the phy sician.
"Noihing in the world would induce me
to attempt ii. Having no confidence in my
own power, you know, sir, il is not lively
that 1 should succeed "
'If you were not on the boat, and under
the circumstances, at the request of thote
inieseted. I would attempt it B it it i
understood that you refuse, and if the lath
er will trut me, I will pe her, if I can
Captain you know me. I have none but
The father lia'ened. The calm and ccol
manner of ihe student weighed much in
his favor. After a look at his child, who
still seemed in the sleep of death, the low,
peculiar breathing sound attendant tipin
such cases, bei .g ihe only sign of life and
sure symptom of the nature of the hurt, he
took the young man by the hand and said :
"Do what you think best. Save he', if
yon can. God help you !" lie kised her
and walked away, checking his emotion, re
pealing the prayer for her safety.
A request was made for tho-e whose aid
wa- nol necessary, to retire from the cabin,
which wa,of course, complied with The
physiciau,io Ins credit be il spoken, remain
ed to asisi in an act which he dared not b
principal in. The insiruments having beeu
curelully arranged, and everything that pru
dence could suggest attended to, the young
lady was placed upon a table to undergo the
fearful opperation. There was to her no
dread. She could feel no pain. Sensation
to her was a lost faculty. But the loss of
self possession in the operator a lack of
knowledge and judgment in a critical mo
ment, might make of the instrument ued
to save a lite a weapon of destruction. Tbe
physician secured her head in a position
most convenient, the 6ludent removeJ irom
the injured spot the golden curls, as he took
the scape 1 in hi hand to make the uecessa
ry incision through the integument'
Twas evident success would attend his ef
forts. His hand ireiiibied r.ot. A part of
the scalp was dissected up the bore wa
visible '.he saw was about to Jo its work
such silence a frightful wound appeared
and though inflicted on one who lelt not
ihe knife, still it called forth a terrible feel
ing of suspense. But a short time hail been
occupied by the young operator, when, re
moving a piece of the skull of a circular
j form, the brain, wi?h its thousand vessel
diMended w ith blood, showed plainly
through it covering membrane
H;ar father walked alont il.e cbin, pot
daring to lok in ihe direction in wlurh his
child was lyb g. After various attempts to
Fpeak. he turned, saw the Mood necessar
ly lost, ir it. k ling dop her livid ieek arid
covering in its course, '.the I ore locks that
had beert spared
"Is she alive ? Do not answer me still
I must ak. O. Flen, EMeii !"
Expression like the.se escaped from his
lips in tones of heart sinking despair No
attention was paid to him by the operator,'
who was proceeding to the last stages of
his task, wiih as firm a hand and deter
mined heart as if the instruments were
acting rn marble. A moment's paos'e for
refleciion at;d consultation, had enabled
htm to decide ripoh an important point.
Applying a lever to the depressed portion
of the tiknll, it was with some difficulty rai
ded, and signs of returning con-ciione
were evident. She moved her hands and
raised them to her head. The eye of the
-ufferer resumed its natural office, and from
her lips came ihe word of transport :
"Father, I am safe! I am better I"
Transition from death to "life so sodden-;
was like the charms of the magician's art.
Overcome by the change, her hther sank
into a chair and was not disturbed till the
proper dressings were applied and the op
eration pronounced complete. The pary
was boon after landed at the town where I
intended to spend some days, and wiih the
young surgeon, I assisted in her removil to
ihe carriage. For days he attended her
constantly, and her complete recovery was
the resul :. Is there irdt something roman-
ic in this ?"
"No ; it's what might be called an inter
esting case, and its equal may be fount in
any of your public lectures by distinguish
ed professors of surgery."
"Well it's an odd way lo be introduced
to a wife ; you'll allow that, ! suppose?"
"Why, yes, one would hardly suppose
that cutting a hole in ths cranium of a
you.ig lady was the way to win her heart."
It was in this case, at any rate. The
fair la ly I introduced yon to yesterday the
wife of my friend, , yoa know,' who
is no doctor, was the heoriue of my roman
ce. Iha f ihe story from the M. D., who
wa present on ihe occasion. And her
fa'her hatgiven him with her a fortune.
That lock of hair you saw braided in the
brooch you so much admired in bis boom,
was the one cm from Ellen's head previous
t ihe operation, and which he prizes be
yond the j.jwels that cnmps it. Now,
what say you io the romance of our pro
fession ? '
"Say." yawned the j inior M. D., "why
that such things don't happen every diy.
Why is not your friend one of ns ?"
Heis, in all but name possessing the
qualities necessary to ihe practice of the
healing art, an honor to society, delighting
to do good, enj lying the felicity of dcrnes
tic life with a companion won from the
grave, by the knowledge of a splendid sci
ence, arid courageous exercise ef its princi
ples. Is not his reward the continuation of
a true'romance V
Bkcause ihe Democratic journals of the
country will, not keep silent because they
will not overlook or wir.k at the bae and
dangerou conduct of ihe abolitionized,
republican adminiMraiion and party in the
prosecuiiou of the War, bich they are wa
ging more for the complete subjugation of
the South lo the iron ft.ld of aboiitionUm,
than the restnratioi of ihe Union as it was
and more for ihe benefit of the negro
than the white man lecan-e the Democ
racy wiil not unite with the opposition to
prosecute the war on abolition' principles,
the fanatics and iheir republican co-workers
have the hardihood and effrontery to inti
mate sn picions Ol its lo) ally and patriotism.
The Republican party went belore ihe
country in th cnvas of 1953 with the
solemn declaration tht it was riot their in
tention or desire to interfere with slavery
where it lawfully exited Yet, their whole
conduct in and ont of Congress, his been
a bare-faced lie from the commencement
of its administration to the present, in ih
appointment of abolition generals; in lh
abolition of slavery in the District of Colum
bia : in its emancipation and confiscation
schemes ; in the continued agitation ol the
slavery question in ail its bearin.'i ?nC5n
gress, to the exclusion of the vital interests
of the country, and in many other ways in
which the negro con'.J be helped at ihe ex
pet. e of the white man, and peril of the
Union. The Democracy have a grat duty
to perform it most continue id wiih-tand
all the efforts of alohiio.ii!i to diiract and
divide the country. It will fiht lo tha
death lor the Union a it was and the Con
stitution as it i ; it will assail and Ht'empt
to wipe oui'all the enemies of the country
who attempt to harm it by the pen or sword.
Every man knows t?at on all other ques
tions the Southern people would have been
divided : but on that of po'incal anti-slavery
tbgy are mossed in opposition, under
the manipulation of leaders whi know how
to ne ihe incendiary material furnished
ihem by northern disunion ists Thi i not
an imaginary proposition. Wherever the
gloom of rebe'Hon has been penetra'e.f by
our armies, the loral sentiment is foind lo
be hatred to the abo'.iiioni-t ; ant the be
lief that the whole North is a'ditionized,
and bent on violent emancipation. i the
inspiring element in Southern opposition to
Federal rn e. It i pa:ent, therefore, that
on ihe bij;h priests of abolition, Becher,
Greeley .Sumner Lovejoy. S even, Philips,
and iheir followers, mn-l lest r.nc half of
the responsibility for the losses, ev' bloo't--hed
ami iv8 il tne war Vemoirutic
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