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BY S. J. KOW.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1871.
VOL. 17.-NO. 20,
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A WEDDING EI1IG.
Only a well-worn hoop of gold,
Unlit by any glow
Of rainbow gem, a ring that told
IU story long ago.
Only a circlet dimm'd and thin
With wedded years of life,
Whose memorise cloud my foul within,
With sorrow -shaded Strife.
Only a cincture clasping fast
Two separate lives in one,
That calls to mind the sunny Past,
Yet leaves me still alone.
Only a relic of the joy
In days no more to be.
Of thoughts Regret alone can cloy.
Never again for uie.
Only a treasure from the band
No more to rest in mice.
Hut pass'd into the voiceless land,
Ueyond the bills divine.
Only a pledge.of mutual love,
Of love that near shall fade,
Tbough Death hascall'd those lips above
That sacred plightings made.
Only an earneiit ef the troth
.Nor Time nor aught can bend,
liut ever still will bind nj bdtfi
Lnwavoring te the eid.
Small as the circlet is, it beund
All-close her love to mine,
Now she is gone, but steadfast round
My soul its pledges twine.
Never again its gold shall thread
Her yielding finger's snow ;
Never not e'en when graves their dead
HaTe looked from sleep below.
Sever again ! But as one thought;
In realms of perfeet peace,
Ouc,hearu shall beat, with rapture fraught,
When Death gives me reloase.
A BIGHT OF TEEKOE.
"Charley, do you know that your bosom
frient?, Kthan Grey, is dead? He died sud
denly last night," cried Jack Attain, rush
ing unceremoniously to my room early one
morning before I was dressed.
"Jack, it 19 impossible. I left him at his
own door at eleven last night in as good
health as ever."
But as I spoke. I saw from Mr. Allain's
pale ace that it was no mistake, and there
immediatelyilashed across my tuind the re
membrance of an old promise that I had
made to Ethan Grey, I had renewed the
night before. I am not ashamed to say
that this memory brought cold dews of ter
ror to my body. My companion observed
my sadden pallor, and Btrove in his rough
way to comfort me. lie wasj a next door
neighbor of the Grev's and had been sum
moned to their houe by the cries of Mrs.
Grey, who, on goin to her eon's room to
awaken him, had found him stiff and dead
in his bed.
'"The old laly w dreadfully cut up, Char
l?y." het-aid in conclusion, "and there is
no one but Ethan's sister Edith to see to
anything. It was her that sent me to you."
"My poor girl," I cried, as I hastily
dreswd myself for Edith and I were en
gaged to b married. As I walked rapidly
to Mrs. Grey's I could only remember that
Ethan was. dea l, and that I should be call
ed upon to fulfil the promise referred to.
Tlie thought was a selfish one, I will admit,
Lut I Lav ever been of a nervous, sensitive
Ethan Grey and I had been schoolmates ;
we graduated from college at the same time,
and started in life together he was a disci
pie of law, and I a doctor. We disagreed
on many subjects, without any bitterness,
however. When about eighteen, and while
w were at collego, Ethan wandered from
the church of which we were members, to
follow alter a fal.e teacher. He had by
chance come iu contact with an infidel, a
n:a;i of great talent, who had been degraded
fr'uu his sacred calling for irregularity of
liif. :-':eeious and eloquent, this man was
a dausorims companion.
I nf.iriunately, Ethan, who was easily
mfiurneeJ, fell under his influence, and be
came fully imbued with his views. After
W wing this for a while, he horrified me
hy tlij denial of a higher and more perfect
state of existence, and by declaring tha !next
tI.1 was a coffin."
Ai college we passed many long nights in
arsumg the question. I, at that period,
Itmg very orthodox, was uncharitable, in
s".:nj that for my friend there would be no
"Ovation if he did not return to the old
Mief. One night, aftr a hotter argument
ti'n usual, I made some remark indicative
c'f Pity for his eoul after it should leave his
body. Turning to me gtavely, after a mo
ment's pause, he said, "Cbrley you may
le right in your belief of a future state.jet
I eutmot ascribe to the Great Unknown the
cruel attributes with which the u-rthodoxy
dehght to clothe Him. I believe that if
there is a hereafter, my soul will enjoy it as
wtll a- yours. We are both 'seekers alter
tnKh- -'youM I die first, and the spiritual
essence called the soul, leave my body, if it
' Iruiitted, it shall make itself manifest
you io more .than one of your senses
''sail it appeal, and that within twenty-four
hours afior my death. If we continue to
ie in the sanie village, as is most likely,
5't up alone with my body the first night,
nd I then will visit you. It it a bargain,
"es, Ethan, I will willingly agree ; and
-houid I die first you will sit up with me,
4ril I will come and warn you to repent and
Wueve," was my eager answer..
At the time that we made this strange
mpaet my health was by no means robust.
ws of a nervous, sensitive temperament,
fostered by a close application to study, and
i believed that I should die early. For the
salvation of my friend I almost hoped that
I should. Shortly after this we left college.
In more active life and the rough struggle a
young man with his own way to make en
counters, many morbid ideas were dispelled;
my health had improved, and I had almost
forgotten my engagement with Ethan, tho'
still much together, his gentle sister Edith
being my affianced.
Our old discussions on religion were never
resumed. Ethan attended church regularly
with his family, and seemed to have forgot
ten his infidel friend. Whether he bad or
not I cannot say. The evening before' bis
death was spent by me as usual with Edith.
Ethan was present, joyou9 of the future. I
observed nothing uncommon in his manners
or conversation till he accompanied me to
the door. He stood beside me looking at
the stars while I lighted a cigar, when, sud
denly catching my hand he said: "Char
ley, all looks quiet and beautiful up there.
1 hope yiu have not forgotten ' our college
compact. You are strong now and will see
"Ilush, Ethan 1" I replied, almost an
grily. "What folly to talk so, you have
never had a day's sickness in your life 1"
"True, Charley, but all is not right here,
I am sure," he replied, touching his heart
in a half laughing manner ; "don't forget
your promise, old fellow, if you are called
"Love sick ?".-! asked jestingly. "All
right, I will keep my promise any time
within the next fifty years. Good bye," I
continued, puffing my cigar into a bright
ness as I shook, hands with him.
And now he was dead, and I should have
to keep my word.
I spent the day at Mrs. Grey's, comfort
ing Edith, and as she had no relatives in
the village, ordering everything for the fa
neral, which was to take place tha next day.
In my active and unaccustomed duties the
long night yet to come was almost forgot
ten. The comfortable old farm-house had al
ready put on a strange and forlorn look, and
each hour I more and more missed my poor
friend's cheerful voice and genial presence.
We had the corpse in the lot.g, dark, oak
panneled sitting-room. Tho coffin stood
directly before the wide old .chimuey, up
whose capacious funnel Ethan and more
than one of his ancestor had shouted child
ish prayers to Saata Class, and in the blaze
of whose roaring fires, as men and boys,
they had warmed themselves.
It was a quaint, comfortable old room.
At one side stood an old fashioned English
buffet, on the other a tall Dutch clock, such
as our ancet-toVs used, which had bfen in
the family for generations broujht over
from the old homestead when the cavaliers
first fled to Virginia, to it was said.
A few minutes past eleven I pressed my
lips to the cheek of toe still weeping Edith,
and went to the room where the corpse lay
to commence my lonely vigil.
Restless add excited, I paced the room,
or stood silent by the body, gazing at all
that remained of poof Ethan, and allowing
memory to wander back, till the real had
passed from my physical vision and I was
living over the past. My deep reverie was
suddenly dispelled by hearing a dull, heavy
thud near me on the coffin, such a thud as
a clod of earth would make if thrown upon
it. At the same moment - the clock com
menced striking, aud a huge,, black creature
ruhed from the coffin, past me, disappear
ing through the door. Trembling, I fell
upon the chair, and sat staring at the corpse
expecting each moment to hear its voice
break the dreadful silence.
It did not move. Ghastly pale irr the
dim lamplight it lay, wearing yet the smile
Ethan had died with. Unable to endure
the suspense of expectation, I rushed to
the door, determined to call some of the
servants to sit up with me.
All looked dark and quiet. Growing
ashamed of my terrors, I returned to the
room, exclaiming : "EthaD, I will keep my
promise to you, and retuaiu alone to meet
I sat down resolutely and fisei my eyes
upon the corpse, determined to watch close
ly. Heavens 1 even now I can remember
bow long the minutes seemed. I could
watch their passage by the old clock stand
ing opposite me. Five went by ten a
half hour passed three quarters still no
"Almost one o'clock," I exclaimed in a
low voice, with a sigh of relief, closing my
aching eyes and pressing the burning balls
with my fingers. Scarce were they closed,
when again came the dreadful blow, aud as
I opened my eyes the black objeet darted
by, while the clock tolled one.
"God in heaven 1" I cried, starting up.
"Am I never again to know rest? Is that
frightful sound to haunt me whenever I close
my eyes? Oh Eathan, dear friend, lean
not keep this frightful compact. Ifit is
your spirit striving to free itself, speak,
make some sign, teli me what I shall do to
give you rest?"
No answer came from the dead lips. I
also remembered that it had only been once
an hour that I bad heard this noise, . and I
felt safe for a while.
Pacing backward and forward I almost
stumbled over a black cat stealing into the
room. I recognized the creature as a pec of
Ethan's. As I watched her, she walked
under the table upon which the corpse lay,
and quietly ensconced herself in a box, evi
dently hr bed, standing in the corner by
Ilert, thought I, with a feeling of relief,
is an explanation of the dark object I saw
rush past me. But the noise could have
been no creaturo of my fancy, aa the cat
must have also heard it and fled in fright.
Collecting my scattered senses, I resolved !
to watch the animal, and see if she were in
any way connected with the noise. It wan
ted but a few minutes of two. To accom
plish my purpose conveniently, I placed
myself close to pussy, ay back to the clock,
nearly touched it.
I could almost hear the beating of my
heart while watching the cat and counting
the ceaseless ticking of the time-piece. I
felt that it was on the stroke of two ; my
heart stood still for an instant, as I heard
the dull, heavy thud not from the coffin,
though, but from the inside of the nefari
ous clock. Away went pussy, while I turn
ed with a groan of relief to wind tip the
time piece, wondering at my stupidity, in
not before remembering that when nearly
run down the weights fell with a heavy
blow a3 it struck the hour.
In a little while pussy returned to her
bed, and she and I passed the rest of the
night without further alarm.
Strange to say, I did not escape as easily
as pussy. My locks, of ebon blackness
when I entered that room, were in the
morning powdered with grey, and it was
long before I told my little wife, ' poor
Ethan's sister, now sitting eppokite to me,
the story of that night's vigil.
What Happened To a Girl. About
twelve o'clock one Sunday, as people were
returning from church, a lady dressed in the
very height of fashion, with a georgeous gre
cian bend of magnificent proportions tripped
down Second street, Maysville, Ky., in the
most approved style, like a cat treading on
eggs. Just as she reached the corner f Se
cond and Sutten streets, where the "gentles
most do congregate," a newspaper, neatly
folded, slipped from her skirts and fell on the
sidewalk." A polite newsboy saw it fall, and
called to her that she had 'drapped stimthin'
but she kept her eyes fixed on vacancy and
moved straight without appearing to hear
him. A few steps further another wad fell
from the same region, and there was a di
mutation of tho hump on her back. The
boy yelled after her agaiu, "I say, Missis,
you're losing your papers!" The only sign
of hearing him that she gave was a quicken
ing in her pace as if she was anxious to get
away from those diggins as soon as possible.
A kindheartetf lady who was walking be
hind her and who understood the situation
at this moment hurried up alongside and
whispered that she was loosing her bend.
but she was well aware of that. She then
turned into a friend's stairway to repair
damages; bat as she put her foot on the step,
an enormous bundle of papers, a hundred
or so in number, dropped trom beneath her
skirU and rolled upon the sidewalk. The
youngster, indignant at the treatment he
bad received, and the apparent disdain with
which his polite intentions had been met.ou
this rushed forward and seized the bundle
of papers and startled the Sabbath stillness
on the streets with "ere's your extra ! La
test from the seat of war!" The lady, it is
needless to say didn't stop to take an extra.
No Home. What a misforfunel How
sad the thought ! There are thousands
who know nothing of the blessed influences
of comfortable homes, merely becaue of a
want of thrift, or from dissipated habits.
Youth spent in frivolous amusements and
demoralizing association, leaving them at
mksu'le age, when the physical and intellec
tual man should be in its greatest vigor, en
ervated and without one laudable ambition.
Friends long since lost, confidence gone, and
nothing to look to in old age but a mere
toleration in the community where they
should be ornaments. No home to fly to
when wearied with the struggles incident
to life ; no wife to cheer them iu their de
spondency ; no children to amuse them, and
no virtuous household to give zest to the
joys of life. All is blank, arid there is no
hope or succor except that which is given
out by the hands of private or public chari
ties. When the family of the industrious
and sober citizen gather around tho cheer
ful fire of a wintry day, homeless man
is seeking a shelter in the cells of a station
house, or begging for a night's rest in the
out-building of one who started in life at
the same time, with no greater advantages ;
but honesty and industry built up that home
while dissipation destroyeditbc other.
A reformed gambler was about to die, and
sent for a minister, when the following con
versation occurred :
"Pastor, you think I am near death ?"
"I regret to say I believe you are."
"Do you think, since I am converted, I
will go to heaven ?"
"Do you expect to get there, too?"
"Yes, I believe I wilL"
"Well, we'll be anaels, won't we? And
have wings to fly with ?"
"Yes, I am sure we'll be like angels."
"Well, then," said the dying man, "I'll
bet five dollars I will"bcat you: flying."
A peripatetic Sunday school talker ended
a long story thus : "And now, my young
friends, the names of these two boys were
Thomas and Philander. Thomas, I have
told yon, was a bad boy, and went down
down down. Philander was a good boy,
and went up up i-np. Little children,
Philander stands before you 1"
A country editor, in speaking of a steam
boat, aays : "She has 12 berths in her la
dies' cabin." "Oh, life of me 1" exclaira
an old lady, on reading the above, "what
squalling there must have been."
A graveyard inscription in Kennebunk,
Maine, reads thus : "Poor Joe ! his head
is level now if it never was before,"
There is a class of women, and a class not
defined by the vague boundary lines which
are Eupposed to limit or separate the grades
of station or society, for which the world
at large confesses an instinctive and especial
fondness. We mean the bright and shining
order of feminine nobility, whose individual
ornaments are designated in general as "nice
girls." There is a peculiar charm about
the nice girl not always to be analyzed,
which appeals in a mysterious and indefin
able manner toour unconscious admiration
and sympathies. It is not that she is beau
tiful, for the nice girl is often far from facial
perfection. Yet the face is always a pleasant
face, Fuch as one loves to meet at intervals
in the shadowy paths of daily life. It has
a cheery and hopeful smile upon it which
seldom fails to kindle4 a responsiye lizht in
the eyes of the beholder. She is always
good tempered and patient. The children
draw toward her instinctively, and love her
with all the spontaneous ardor of childlike
devotion. Though not always blessed with
the boon beauty, she possesses an innate
quality of neatness which covers up all facial
deficiencies. The nice girl never Las shoe
uniaced or a ribbon out of place. Her '
gloves are marvels, her bows are miracles,
her dress, from top to toe, is the perfection
of neatness, and her room a model of order.
She never comes to the table with her hair
in papers or her new apron soiled. As she
rises in the morning, rosy, fresh, hopeful,
and happy, so she joes through life, dif
fusing a subtle ray of light and cheerfulness
on all around her. -
The nice girl is not a blue stocking,
though she possesses a moderate store ct
the world's knowledge, which . she uses
modestly and unostentatiously. She has
the "Arabian Nights" in her library for
children's sake, knows the outlines in
general cf the world's history, cons the
more modern poets occasionally, and reads
the papers from day to day. She has a
passable stock of information upon a variety
of subjects, which she is not wont to dis
play except as an occasion serves. She is
intelligent and observant.
She has an eye for the fitness of things.
Art is an instinct with her. She selects
a ribbon for her hair, and it is always a be
coming color. She knows it will be so, but
she cannot tell the reason why. So in tha
arrangement of flowers upon the mantel, or
the funiture in a dingy room 6he brings
orderout of chaos, and beauty out of nothing.
In all things her taste is true and unerring.
Herlittle aacomplishments assort themselves
modestly, and give evidence of their exist
ence timorously in corners. Here is a
basket of wax 8owers, well, but not wonder
fully executed. They are not much, but
the room looks better for their presence,
and you would miss something if they were
taken away. There is a crayon which she
has executed. Had it been hung in the
"parlor its effects would have been spoiled by
the oil paintings beside it. Did she know
that, though perhaps not thinking of it at
all? Her first impulse was to hang it in
the dining room, between two gray engrav
ings, and It is tho best place iu all the house
which could be found for it.
The nice girl is something of a musician
too not equal to the execution of Thalberg's
most difficult compositions, perhaps, nor
able to interpret tho mysterious meaning of
Beethoven's grandest wo.-ks, but a sweet
player upon the piano, and with a delicately
sympathetic touch. "Money Musk," or
Hull's Victory" are not too humble for her
powers, when old-fashioned people call upon
her for art old-fashioned tune. But she
can do better than that when occasion re
quires. You love to cast yourself upon the
sofa and to lie there in the dusky, mellow
firelight after tea, while she sings to you.
In some way that soft sweet voice thrills
you as did never the singing of a Kellogg
or Tarepa. And wheu you come home at
night you love to stop in tho dark hallway
with your hand upon the lock, to listen to
that same low voice thrilling some simple
ballad in the room above, while the baby is
rocked to sleep.
Thank Heaven that the nice girl is not the
especial possession of any distinct class of
society 1 She is still to be roeognized in
the frescoed drawing room as well as in the
, farmer's kitchen. Luxury does not spoil
her, nor poverty destroy her worth. How
ever high or low her home, that home is
happy in' her possession. It contains a
treasure not to be valued in worldly things.
As a counselor in time of trouble, at the
sick bed, in the house of mourning above
, all, in the holy relation of wife the nice
girl is a pearl beyond all earthly price.
There needs no word of rraise to make
known her value, for such a woman the
noblest tribute that can be given is to say,
" She is a nice girl."
Certain ladies of New England have been
informed that the best way to contribute to
the world's peace is to hold theirs.
When a man falls down in the street he
is generally set up, and when he is set up
he is very likely to fall down.
Because a club belongs to a policeman
does it necessarily follow that a policeman
belongs to a club?
The "Song of the Sower," just issued as
a gift-book, is not the "Song of the Shirt,"
in a new dress.
The way to make time fly quickly Raise
a row and get knocked into the middle of
Is a man who confines himself to his
sanctum likely to be sanctimonious ?
The following description of the Bible was
found in Westminster Abbey, nameless and
- A nation would be truly happy if it were
governed by no other laws than those of
this blessed book.
It contains everything needful to be known
It gives instruction to a Senate, authori
ty and direction to a magistrate.
It cautions a witness, requires an impar
tial verdict of a jury, and furnishes the
judge with his sentence.
It sets the husband as the lord of the
household, and the wife as tho mistiess of
the table; tells him how to rule, and her, as
well how to manage.
It entails honor on parents, and enjoins
obedience on children.
It prescribes and limits the sway of the
sovereign, the rule of the ruler, and the
authority of the mxster; command- tho
subjects to honor, and the servants to obey ;
and the blessing and protection of the Al
mighty to all who walk by its rule.
It gives directions for weddings and
It promises food and raiment, and limits
the use of both.
It points out a faithful and eternal guar
dian to the departing husband and father ;
tells him with whom to leate hie- fatherless
children, and whom his widow "is to trust ;
and promises a father to the forfuer and a
husband to the latter.
It teaches a man how to get his house in
order, and how to make his will; it ap
points a dowry for his wife ; entails the
right of the first-born, and show? how the
young branches may be left.
It defends the rights of all and reveals
vengeance to the defaulter, over-readier and
It is the first boot, the best book.
It contains the choicest matter ; gives the
best instruction ; and affords the greatest
degree of pleasure and satisfaction that we
have ever enjoyed.
It contains the best laws and most pro
found mysteries that were ever penned ;
and it brings the very best of comforts to
the inquiring and disconsolate.
It exhibits life and immortality from time
everlasting, and shows the way to glory.
It is a brief recital of all that is to come.
It settles all matters in debate ; resolves
all doubts ; -and eases the mind and con
science of all their scruplea.
It reveals the only living and tree God,
and shows the way to Him, and sets aside
all Other gods, and describes the vanity of
them, and all that trust in such ; in short,
it ia a book of laws to show right and
wrong ; of wisdom that condeimrs all folly
and makes the foolish wise ; a book of
truth that detects all lies and confronts all
errors ; and it is a book of life, that shows
the way from everlasting death.
It contains the most ancient antiquities
and strange events, wonderful occurrences,
heroic deeds and unparalleled wars.
It describes the celestial, terrestrial and
infernal worlds, and the origin of the an
gclio myriads, the human tribes and the
It will instruct the accomplished mechanic
and most profound critic.
It teaches the best rhetorician, and ex
ercises every power to the most skillful
arithmetician, puzzles the wisest anatomist,
and exercises the wisest critic.
It is the best covenant that ever was
agreed. on; the be tleed that ever was
sealed; the. best evidence that ever was
produced ; the best will that will ever be
To understand it, is to be wise indeed ; to
be ignorate of it is to be destitute of true
It is the king's best copy, fhe magis
trate's best rule, the housekeeper's best
guide, the servant's best dictionary, and the
young man's best companion ; it is the
schoolboy's best spelling book and the great
and learned man's masterpiece.
It contains a choice grammar for the
novice and a profound mystery for a sage.
It is the ignorant man's dictionary and
the wise man's directory.
It affords knowledge of witty inventions
for the humorous, and dark sayings for the
grave, it is also its own interpreter, and that
which crowns all is, that the Author is with
out hypocrisy, " With whom is no variable
ness, neither shadow of turning."
In answer to a correspondent who wrote
to a country editor, asking if he might send
him "something to fill up with," the editor
replies, "certainly, let it be a barrel of flour
and a quarter of beef."
During an examination a medical student
being asked the question, "When does
mortification set in ?" replied, "When you
pop the question and are answered ' No.' "
"Evil communications corrupt good man
ners'' in other words, they sometimes
make editors who receive them a liltle pro
fane. In the Sandwich Islands, it is death for a
man's mother-in-law to visit him without
Because a room should be airy it docs not
follow that ones manners oght to be of like
Why have the French bankers stopped
speculation? Because all their capital is
"I'll mark you," as the penccil said
when it came in contact with a sheet of paper.
Laugh and Grow Fat. i
We published, a week or two since, says
the Germantown (Pa.) Chronicle, a card
for those who sought a reductive boarding
house system by which their superfluous
adipose might be dispensed with. It seems
that Dr. Dio Lewis has been thinking in
the interest of an opposite class those who
are thin to unloveliness. He certainly 1ms
the larger enterprise. For one fat person
there are a dozen, or a score, of lean one-.
They are dried up, and in danger of blowing
away. How their bone rattle in the wind !
There are cavernous hollows in their tem
ples and cheeks; while their eyes roll like
great black China snucers. It seems that
they have been drinking vinegar all their
lives ; or have the consumption ; or have
allowed life to ooze out of them in some un- '
lawful way. We always feel for them. So
does Dr. Dio Lewis. We are always afraid
that in the crowd they will get jostled against
us, and their sharp angles boues which
no cushion of flesh covers would do us
harm. In fact we set them down as a dan
gerous class in the community. Fat people
are heavy, and dozy, and a burden to them
selves. " Our reductive boarding-house con
templates them as unfortunates; and is
itself a pure philanthropy. But lean peo
ple are really dangerous and in this age of
phosphates are often carried off in the night
and burned for dry bones. No doubt a large
per centnge of murders could be traced to
some coi t of leanness or other.
Now, Dr. Lewis' comes sensibly to the
rescue. He sends these skeletons to bed be
times. They hare rattled in between the
sheets ordinarily at 11 or half-past 11. The
doctor tells them that will never do. They
must bid the busy, tea steeped, gossipy
world farewell by half-pa.-t 8 or 9 o'clock.
This fagging out of the flesh results in part
from late hours'. Susie'used to be a buxom
maid. Now she has a tight skiu across her
pinched nose and anxious checks. Susie
has been to more evening dress parades for
young children than is consistent with health
and flesh. So, thouah Suie is scarcely in
her teens, she bids fair to be one of those
old skeletons that rattle in the wind before
she is 22. All the healthy, happ? juices of
life are going in this folly, and she will be
old and dry, and frittered away, and good for
nothing very young. And the cae is the
same with Mary, and Alice, and Sarah Jane.
Their fathers and mothers onght to rut
them to bed early for the next ten years,
instead of hiring hackuey coaches, and oi"
dering Tom to take them to evening dissi
pations at Bigbug's or at Mme. ShowofTs.
The first condition of plumpness is early
to bed. Dr. Lewis says that the second is
wa'er. Here we think he may be right, but
do not know. We are sure that he is right
about early retiring. lie siys when you re
tire, drink water; drink all you can one
tumbler, two tumblers, arid more if you can.
Then take, by day, abundance of fresh
air. Ride ride till you are hungry. Eat
eat oat meal porridge, cracked wheat, Gra
ham mush, sweet apples baked, and have
no scruples about sugar and cream. Take a
nap in the daytime. Go and see the joliiest
persons you know. Avoic? the solemn vis
aged. Shun the lugubrious. Cultivate the
cheerful the men and women who laugh.
Laugh yourself. Laugh and grow fat.
Keep your bkin clean. Sleep in a room
where the sun shines. Have everything
bright and cherry about you. Sleep ten
hours if you can. Aud then, says the doe
tor, "in six months you will be as plump a
ever your lover could wih."
We think well of Dr. Lewis' advice. And
we like his medicine. Plenty of sleep, air,
sunshine and cheerfulness. Who would not
laugh and grow fat? We recoumend to all
lean people aud to those silly parents who
are makirg their children miserably lean
his sensible words.
Making Haste to be Eich. "
One of the strongest feelings of the day
is the disposition of men to protect them
selves as far as possible against the un
certainties which make so large an element
in human affairs. In itself this is a true
feeling. Without forethought calm, de
liberate, earnest, forethought man is less
than man. Without it much of his intel
lectual aud mora nature lies dormaut. Of
late years this feeling has greatly increased
Unquestionably it has done a vast amount
of good to society. But it now threatens
us with a maniacal sort ot excitement that
is feeding the mouey-fury of the times.
Under cover of providing against accidents,
the spirit of gambling is woiktug its way
through all classes of society. Risks are
pitted against risks. The bread ot to day
is hazarded against the bread of to morrow ;
a most morbid sense ot uneasiness as to
the future is seizing every one's mind ; and
gradually but fatally all deep sense of the
moral law of the world is yielding to the
wretchedness of doubt and apprehension.
Thousands discard the doctrine of Provi
dence. Oiher thoisands scorn the idea and
mock at the sentiment. Money it the only
Providence. Holding such a creed in every
day matters a creed that banishes God
from any marts of trade and the enterprise
of commerce, a creed that glorifies success
as the product of energy only, and builds a
man's throne as the ordering and disposing
sovereign of nature living by such a freed,
what else can result but that worst of pro
fanity, that basest of blasphemy, which
wipes out the image of God from human
society, and stamps in its stead the bloated
likeness of self?
When are barrels like whipped prize
fighters? When they are badly bunged.
What if that which by losing an eye has
nothing but a nose left? A noise.
The KidDejs ere twoin number, situated at the
upper part ot the loin, surrounded by fat. and
eontisting of three parts, vis : the Anterior, tha
Interior, and the Exterior.'
The anterior absorbs Interior consists of tiS
sue or veins, which serve as a deposit for the
urine and convey it to the exterior. The exte
rior is e conductor also, terminating in single
tube, and called the tlrater. The ureters are con
nected with the bladder.
The bladder is composed ef various coverings
or tissues, divided into parts, via: the Upper, t
Lower, the Jiervous. and the Mucons. Toe upper
expeb. the lower retains. Many have a desire te
urinate without the ability, others urinate with
out the ability to retain. This frequently occurs
To cure these affections, we must bring into ac
tion the muscles, which are engaged in their va
rious functions. If they ere neglected. Gravel or
Dropsy may ansae.
The reader must also be made aware, that how
ever slight may be the attack, it is sure te affeo
the bodily health and mental powers, as our flesh
and blood are supported from these sources.
Gout, or RnrmaTisK. Psin occurring in the
loins is indicative of the above diseases. They
occur in persons disposed to acid stomach aJ
Tb Guavcl. The gravel ensues from neglect
or improper treatment of the kidneys;. These or.
gsns being weak, the water is not expelled from
the bladder, but allowed to remain; it becomes
feverish, and sediment forms. It is from this de
posit that the stone is formed, and gravel ensues.
Daorsr is a collection of water in some parts of
the body, and bearsldifferent names, according to
the parts affected, vis: when generally diffused
over the body, it is ealled Anasarca ; when of tha
Abdomen, Ascitea; when of the chest, Hydrothe
rax. Tkeitmist. Belmbeld'i highly concentrated
compound Extraot Iiuchu is decidedly one of the
best remedies for diseases of the bladder, kidneys,
gravel, dropsical swellings, rheumatism :and gouty
affectfons. Under this head we have arranged
Dysurie, or difficulty and pain in passing water.
Scanty Secretion, or small and frequent dischar
ges of water; Strangvry, or stopping of water it
Hematuria, or bloody urine; Gout and Rheuma
tism of the kidneys, Withoat any changa in quan
tity, but iwrB in 4lr wl I - -always
highly recommended by tha lata Dr.
Pbysick, in thesa affections.
This fnedicine increases the power of digestion
and excites the absorbents into healthy exercise
by which the watery or calcareous depositions
and all nnnatnral enlargements, as well as ain
and inflammation are reduced, and it is taken by
men, women and children. Directions for use and
PuiLAnsLrniA, Pa., Feb. 25,
II. T, Hklmeold, Druggist:
Dcar Sir : I have been a sufferer, for npward
of twenty years, with gravel, bladder and kidney
affections, during which time I bava need various
medicinal preparations, and been nnder the treat
ment ef the most eminent Physicians, experien
cing but little relief
Having seen yeur preparations extensively ad
vertised, I consulted with my family physician in
regard to nsing yeur Extract Bucba.
I did this because I had nsed all kinds of ad
vertised remedies, and had found them worthless,
and ome quita injurious ; in fact, I despaired of
ever getting well, and determined te nse no rem-"
edies hereafter unless I knew of the ingredients.
It was this that prompted me to use your remedy.
As you advertised that it was composed of bucha,
rnbebs and juniper berries, it occurred to ma and
my physician as an excellent combination, and,
with his advice, after an examination of tha arti
cle, and consulting again with the druggist, I
concluded to try it. 1 commenced its use about
eight months ago, at which time I was confined
to my room. From the first bottle I was astonish-'
ed and gratified at the beneficial effect, and after
using it three weoks wws able to' walk out. I felt
much like writing you a fall statement of my case
at that time, but thought my improvement might
only be temporary, an3 therefore concluded to
defer and see if it would effect a perfeet cure,
knowing then it would be of greater value to you
and more satisfactory to mo.
I am now able to report that a care' is effected
after using tho remedy for five months. a
I have not nsed any now for three months, and
feel as stl rs aM reflects as I aver did.
Your Bnchu being devoid .of any unpleasant
taste and odor, a nice tonirand invigoratorof tha
system. I do not mean to be without it whenever
occasion may require its use in such affecttons.
SBorild any doubt Mr. McCormick's -atment ,
he refers te the following gentlemen:
- Hon. Wm. Bigier, ex Governor Penn'a.
Hon Thomas B Flarenae, Philadelphia.
?Ion. J. C. Knox, Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. J. S. Black, Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. D. R. Porter, ex-Governor, Penn'a.
Hon. Ellis Levis. Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. K. U. Ufier, Judge t;. 8 Court.
Hon. G. W. Woodward, Judge. Philadelphia.
Hon. W. A. Porter, City Solicitor, Phil'a.
Hon. John Bigier, ea-Governor, California.
Hon. E. Banks. Auditor Geo. Washington, DC
' And many others, if necessary.
Sold by DrurgisU and Dealers everywhere. Be
ware of counterfeits. Ask for HelmboKi's. Take
no other. Price SI 25 per bottle. or 6 bottles for
$8 60. delivered to any address. Deeezl be symp
toms in all communications.
Addressee f. HELM BOLD, Drag and Chemi
cal Warehouse, 594 Broadway, X. T.
XOSE ARE GENUINE VXLE.SS DONE CP IX
steel-engraved wrapper, with fao-simile ef my
Chemical Warehouse aad signed
June I5.'7aiy II. T HRLMBOLD.