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though unable to walk even with the aid of
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May 311, 1843.-1 yr.
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1.1 particular, that he has leased for a term
ul years, that large and commodious building
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iough of Huntingdon, formerly kept by An
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wilt be furnished with the best of Liquors.
MS ST. IBLIA G
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3rlr. Couts pledges himself to make every
exertion to tender the Franklin House" a
home to all who may favor him with a call.
Thankful to his old customers for past favors,
be respectfully solicits a continuance of their
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will be taken on reasonable terms.
Huntingdon, Nov. 8. 1843.
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CURE OF A C' tNCEROUS SORE.
SING SING. January 21, 1843.
DR. BENJAMIN BRANDRETII:
Owing to you a debt of gratitude that mo
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About three years this winter she was taken
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degree, and in thtee weeks from its first
commencing it became a running sore. She
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months, and she received no benefit what
ever, the pain growing worse and the sore
larger all the time. He said if it was healed
up it would be her death, but he, appeared
to be at a loss how to proceed, and my poor
wife still continued to suffer the most terrible
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in a Botannical doctor, who said when be
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and give her ease at once. To our surprise
he gave her no relief, and acknowledged that
it quite baffled all his skill.
Thus we felt atter having tried during one,
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W e are with much gratitude,
Very respectfully - ,
TIiVIOTHY& ELIZA A. LITTLE,
PS —The Botanical Doctor pronounced
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was cut off and the bone scraped. Thank a
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T. &E. A. L.
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& N. Cresswell, Petersburg.
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BALSAM OF WILD CHERRY.
The best medicine known to man for incipient
Consumption, Asthma of every stage, Bleeding of
the Lungs, Coughs, Colds, Liver Complaint, and
all diseases of the Pulmonary Organs, may be had
of Agents named below.
(o.All published statements of cures performed
by this medicine are, in every respect, TRUE. Be
careful and get the genuine "Dr. Wistar's Balsam
of Wild Cherry," as spurious imitations are abroad.
Orders from any part of the country should be
addressed to Isaac Butts, No. 125 Fulton street,
For sale by Thome Read, Huntingdon,
and Jamea Orr, H.,llidaysburg.
Price one dollar per botik.
December 6, 1843.
If 7 Read the following from Dr. Jacob
Hoffman , a physician of extensive practice in
Huntingdon count) :
Dear Sir:-1 procured one bottle of Dr.
Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry, from
Thomas Read, Esq. of this place, and tried
it in a case of obstinate Asthma on a childof
Paul Schweble, in which many other reme
dies had been tried without any relief. The
Balsam gave sudden relief, and in my opin
ion the child is effectuelly cured by its use.
JACOB HOFFIVIAN, M. D.
Dec. 23, 1841.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Attends to practice in the Orphans' Court,
Stating Administration accounts,Scrivening.
&c.—Office in Hill street, 3 (tool s East of
T. R,rld'S Drug Store.
1.',1). 28, 184 i.
X CARE FOR NOBODY.
BY LEWIS J. UIBT,
~I care for nobody—no! not I,
And nobody cares fore me."—Song.
In her bower one eve, sat a maiden fair,
Caroling forth a joyous strain,
'Twas borne afar o'er the evening air
Till Echo, sweet nymph, sent it back again.
Her voice was sweet, and bright was her eye,
And merrily, merrily, thus sung Ale—
" I care for nobody—no! not I,
And nobody cares for me—for me—
And nobody cares for me!"
,4 Oh! Love is a wild and devious chace,
At best a fair deceitful snare,
And men are a false and faithless race,
With their vows as light as the empty air."
Then her joyous laugh rang loud and high,
And merrily, merrily, still sang she—
I care for nobody—no! not I
And nobody cares for mo—for me--
. And nobody cares for mo !
And who bestow a thought upon
A race so false and vain as men?
The maiden paused for she thought of one,
Right glad were she to see again.
Then she breathed a low and gentle sigh,
The while she sang, yet still sang she,
I care for nobody—no! not I,
And nobody care for me—for me—
And nobody cares for me!
The maiden ceased—'twas a step well known,
And a manly form stood by her side;
Her snowy hand ho took in his own,
And woo'd that fair one for his bride :
She gave one glance of her bright black eye,
And she sang,and then, " higho" sang she,
I cars for somebody now—do I,
Since somebody cares for me—for me—
Since somebody cares for me!
THE STOLEN DRESS.
DI MRS. L. N. CHILD.
In a city, which shall be nameless, there lived,
long ago, a young girl the only daughter of a wid
ow. She came from the country, and was as igno
rant of the dangers of a city Ds the squirrels of her
native fields. She had glossy black hair, gentle,
beaming eyes, and 4 . lips like wet coral." Of course,
she knew that she was beautiful; for when she was
a child, strangers often stopped as she passed, and
exclaimed, " How handsome she is!" And as she
grew older, the young men gazed on her with ad
miration. She was poor, and removed to the city
to earn her living by covering umbrellas. She was
just at that susceptible age, when youth is passing
into womanhood; when the soul begins to be per
vaded by that restless principle, which impels poor
humans to seek perfection in union.
At the hotel opposite, Lord Henry Stuart, an
English nobleman, had at that time taken lodings.
His visit to this country is doubtless well cement
bored by many, for it made a great sensation at the
time. He was a peer of the realm, descended from
the royal line, and was, moreover, a strikingly hand
some man, of right princely carriage. He was sub
sequently a member of the British Parliament, and
is now dead.
As this distinguished stranger passed to and from
his hotel, he encountered the umbrella-girl, and
and was impressed by her uncommon beauty. He
easily traced her to the opposite store, where he
soon after went to purchase an umbrella. This
was followed up by presents of flowers, chats by
the way-side, and invitations to walk or ride; all of
which were gracefully accepted by the unsuspect
ing rustic. Ho was playing a game, for temporary
excitement; she, with a head full of rommice, and
a heart melting under the influence of love, was
unconsciously endangering the happiness of her
Lord Henry invited her to visit the public gar
dens on the 4th of July. In the simplicity of her
heart, she believed all his flattering professions, and
considered herself his bride elect; she therefore
accepted the invitation, with innocent frankness.—
But she had no dress fit to appear on such a public
occasion, with a gentleman of high rank—whom
site verily supposed to be her destined husband.—
While these thoughts revolved in her mind her eye
was unfortunately attached by a beautiful piece of
silk, belonging to her employer. Ah, could she not
take it, without being seen, and pay for it secretly,
when she had earned money enough I Tho temp
tation conquered her in a moment of weakness.—
She concealed the silk, and conveyed it to her
lodgings. It was the first thing she had ever stolen,
and her remorse was painful. She would have car
ried it back, but she dreaded discovery. She was
not sure that her repentance would be met in a
spirit of forgiveness.
On the eventful Fourth of July, she came out in
her new dress. Lord Henry complimented her up
on her elegant appearance ; but she was not happy.
On hor way to tho gardens, he talked to her in a
manner which she did not comprehend. Perceiv
ing this, he spoko more explicitly. The guileless
young creature stopped, looked into his face with
mournful reproach, and burst into tears. The no
bleman took her hand kindly and said, " My dear,
are you an innocent girl'l" "I am, I ant," replied
she with convulsive sob's. " Oh, what have I ever
done, or said, that you should ask me that I" Her
words stirred the deep fountains of his better nature.
" If you are innocent," said he, 44 God forbid that I
should make you otherwise. But you accepted my
invitations and presents so readily, that I supposed
you understood me." "What could ( understand,"
said she, "except that you intended to make me
your wife!" Though reared amid the proudest
distinctions of rank, he felt no inclination to smile.
He blushed and was silent. The heartless conven
tionalities of life stood rebuked in the presence of
affectionate simplicity. He conveyed her to her
huinble home, and bade her farewell, with a thank
ful consciousness that he had done no irretrievable
injury to her future prospects. The remembranee
of her would soon be to him as the recollection of
last year's butterflies. With her the wound was
deeper. In her solitary chamber she wept, in bitter:-
nese of heart, over her ruined air castles. And that
dress, which she had stolen to make an appearance
befitting his bride ! 011, what if she should be
discovered ! Andivould not the heart of her poor
widowed mother break, if she should ever know
that her child was a thief! Alas, her wretched
forebodings were too true. The silk was traced to
her; she was arrested, on her way to the store, and
dragged to prison. There she refused all nourish
ment, and wept incessantly.
On the fourth day, the keeper called upon Isaac
T. Hopper, and informed him that there was a young
girl in prison who appeared to be utterly friendless,
and determined to die by starvation. The kind
hearted old gentleman immediately went to her as
sitance. Ile found her lying on the fluor of her
cell, with her face buried in he: hands, sobbing as
if her heart would break. He tried to comfort her,
but could obtain no answer.
"Leave us alone," said he to the keeper. "Per
haps she will speak tome, if there is none to hear."
When they were alone together, he put back the
hair from her temples, laid his hand kindly on her
beautiful bead, and said in soothing tones, "My
child, consider me as thy father. Tell me all thou
had done. If thou host taken this silk, let me
know all about it. I will do for thee as I would for
a daughter; and I doubt not that I can help thee
out of this difficulty."
After a long time spent in affectionate entreaty,
she leaned her young head on his friendly shoulder,
and sobbed out, " Oh, I wish I was dead. What
will my poor mother say, when she knows of my
" Perhaps we can manage that she never shall
know it," replied he; and alluring her by this hope,
ho gradually obtained from her the whole story of
her acquaintance with the nobleman. He bade her
be comforted, and take nourishment; for ho would
sec that the silk was paid for, and the prosecution
withdrawn. Ho went immediately to her employ
er, and told him the story. "This is her first of
fence," said be, "the girl is young, and the only
child of a poor widow. Give her a chance to re
trieve this one false step, and she may be restored
to society, a useful and honored woman. I will see
that thou art paid for the silk." The man readily
agreed to withdraw the prosecution, and said he
would have dealt otherwise by the girl, had ho
known all the circumstances. "Thou shouldet
I have inquired into the merits of the case, my
friend ;" replied Isaac. By this kind of thought
lessness, many a young creature is driven in the
downward path, who might easily have been saved."
The good old man then went to the hotel, and
inquired for Henry Stuart. The servant said his
loardship had not yet risen. " Tell him my busi
ness is of importance," said Friend Hopper. The
servant soon returned and conducted him to the
chamber. The nobleman appeared aurprized that
a plain old Quaker should thus intrude upon his
luxurious privacy; but when he heard his errand,
he blushed deeply, and frankly admitted the truth
of the girl's statement. His benevolent visiter took
the opportunity to "bear a testimony," as the
Friends say, against the sin and selfishness of pro
fligacy. He did it in such a kind and fatherly
manner, that the young man's heart was touched.—
He excused himself, by saying that he would not
have tampered with the girl, if he had known her
to be virtuous. " I have done many wrong things,"
said ho, "but, thank God, no betrayal of confiding
innocence rets on my conscience. I have always
esteemed it the basest act of which roan is capable:"
The imprisonment of the pure girl, and the forlorn
situation in which she had been found, distressed
him greatly. And when Isaac represented that the
silk had been stolim for his sake, that the girl had
thereby lost profitable employment, and was obliged
to return to her distant home, to avoid the danger
of exposure, ho took out a fifty dollar note, and of
fered it to pay her expenses. "Nay," said Isaac,
"thou art a very rich man; I see in thy hand a'
large roll of such notes. She is the daughter of a
poor widow, and thou host been the means of do
ing her great injury. Give me another."
Lord I tenry handed him another fifty duller note
and smiled as he said, "you understand your busi
ness well. But you have acted nobly, and I rever
ence you for it. If you over visit England, come
to see me. I will give you a cordial welcome, and
treat you like a nobleman."
"Farewell, friend," replied Isaac, "though much
to blame in this affair, thou too host behaved nobly.
Mayest thou be blessed in domestic life, and trifle
no more with the footings of poor girls; not even
with those whom others have betrayed and de
Luckily, the girl had sufficient presence of mind
to assume a false nein.) when arrested; by which
means her true name was kept out. of the newspa
pers. "I did this," said she, "for my poor me•
thth's sake." With the money given by Lord,Hen
ry the silk was paid for, and she was sent home to
her mother, well provided with clothing. Her name
and place df residence remain to this day a secret
in the breast of her benefactor.
Several years after the incidents I have related, a
lady called at Friend Hopper's house, and asked to
see him. When he entered the room, he found a
handsomely dressed young matron, with a bloom
boy of five or six years old. Site rose to meet him,
and her voice choked as she said, " Friend Hop
per, do you know me?" Ile replied that he did
not. She fixed her tearful eyes earnestly upon
him, and said, "You once helped me, when in
great distress." But the good missionary of hu
. Inanity hod helped too many iti distress to be able
to recollect her, without more precise inforniatiori.
With a tremulous voice, she bade her son go into
the next room for a few Minutes ; theri, dropping
on her knees, she hid her face In his lap, and sob
bed out, "I am the girl that stole the silk. Oh!
where should I now be, if it had not been for you?"
When her emotion was somewhat calmed, she
told him that she had married a highly respectable
man, a Senator of his native State. Having a call
to visit the city, she had again rind again passed
Friend Hopper's house, looking wistfully at the
windows to catch a sight of him ; but when she
attempted to enter, her courage failed.
"But I go away to•morrow," said she, "and I
could not leave the city without once more seeing
and thanking him who saved me from ruin." She
recalled her little boy, and said to him, " Look at
that old gentleman, and remember him well ; for
he was the best friend your mother over had."—
With an earnest invitation that he would visit her
happy home, and a fervent " God bless you," she
bade her benefactor farewell.
My venerable friend is not aware that I have
written this story. I have not published it from
any wish to glorify him, but to exert a general in
fluence on the hearts of others; to do my mite to
ward teaching society how to cast out the Demon
Penalty, by the voice of the Angel Love.—Boston
THE DARK EYED MAID,
A lovely valley whore the flourishing village of
now stands, in 16— was occuped by a
circle of cone topped wigwams, before one of which
at the close of a sultry afternoon, sat a son of the
forest, whose girdle of scalps and hieroglyphic
marks told that he was a warrior and chief of high
honor. His sinewy arm held forth a string of
beads, while his piercing eye looked into those of a
young female who eagerly sprang forward on seeing
the bubbles. Grasping the treasure wit a laugh of
joy and twining them in her hair, she bounded away
like a young fawn to join her companions.
On tho hill side near by, stood a well formed,
fair faced youth, in the garb of a huntsman, leaning
on his gun. Through an opening in the trees he
had been an unseen witness to what had just passed,
and as he gazed upon her who seemed a bird esca
ped from Paradise, he shouldered his rifle mid with
apparently wearied step approached the spot where
the chief still sat, who on seeing him asked:
Whence comes the pale face—what seeks he of
tho red man?'
'Food and rest,' replied the other; 'three days
ago I left Shawmut with a hunting party ; while in
search of game I separated from, and being unable
to find them, or my way out of the forest, I have
since wandered about, and was contemplating an
other night in the woods, when through the trees
I saw the smoke of your cabin. I am ill ; let me
Ile in it, and here is money,' added he; temptingly
offering the chief a handful of silver:
The chief of rf great people will not take
Ms wigwam is open to the hungry, though he be a
white face who would rob him of his game. Enter.'
The parents of William Raymond came front
England with the h.qes of retrieving a lost fortune.
By their indulgence, he at an early age had mingled
with those circles of fashion that demanded but pa
geant for a recommendation. Ho had learned their
vices, and had brought to this%untry an unprinci
pled heart, combined watts a handsome face and
He was soon seated on a mat in the rough dwell
ing of the Indian, who recalled his daughter to tend
on him. When William beheld her regular fea
tures, snow white teeth, sunny cheek, eyes of such
dazzling brightness, as to defy a knowledge of their
true color, he thanked faith for placing him in the
way of the forestflower. With his usual gallantry
he arose at her entrance, when the red man said
, This is the daughter of the great chief, the
pride of the squaw, the idol of the warrior ! They
call her Violet Eye. Fifteen times the birds and
flowers have come back since that Great Spirit gave
her to me;' turning W her he added, , bring some
venison and corn for the pale stranger.'
A little time and William joined the games of the
Indians; by his daring courage, fleetness of foot,
and skill with the rifle, which he presented to the
chief, he soon became a favorite with them: For
the maiden, whose guileless heart knew no wrong,
' he gathered wild flowers to deck her hair, the bright
est plumage for her dress; placed his rings on her
fingers, and tied his bright handkerchief round her
neck. She, in return, prepared him food, wove him
moccasins and smoothed the long, fair curls from
his brow, while be talked of love.
No cloud obscured the heart of the Violet Eye,
but he whose presence made it sunshine scon tired,
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and under the pretence of getting ornaments for her,
urged his departure, prOinising to return soon.—
She doubted not his sincerity When he pressed her
td his heart, and kissed away the tears that mois
tened her check. When gone, she sought the
loneliest spot to ask the Great Spirit for his safety.
Many moons passed, Ad Violet Eye looked in
vain the hint She loved. }lei saddened, she
no longei cheered they oung warriors in their spas ;
her ornaments were thrown aside, save such as had
been his gifts.
The chief saw the change wrought by tho white
man's treachery, and swore revenge on his race.—
Soon after he met with ohe Whose sword cromai
the tomahawk, and sent his spirit to the happy hunt
ing grounds. Violet Eye new the green sod placed
over him, and broken-hearted strewed the spot with
Mien,: A little time and she too was gone from
amidst her people: They mourned but could not
bring her back.
William Raymond on returning to his friends,
who supposed him at a neighboring settlement, no
longer loved his forest bride, and never referred to
her but to boast of his conquest.
• • .....
Five years had passed, and the axe had felled the
trees far back into the country ; their places were
occupied by pleasant hamlets and cultivated patch;
es. Where had echoed the savage yell and shrill
screen - 3 of the wild bird, now rise tones of praise
and prayer: Much was changed, tien the heart of
William Raymohd, hs how for the that time lie rt 3
ally loved, and stied eameitlY for the hand of a
beautiful *Oman. "]'was promised; the nuptial
day arriied; and friends assembled in the village
church. As they approached the rough altar, an
Indian maid appeare4 before them: fixing her dark
eyes on the female, in a warning voice she said to
Wed him not! or you are cursed. On his soul
lies the crime of a broaken heart,' and turning to
him added, William Raymond, the Violet Eye,
will be upon you; we meet again'—and like a mys
terious spirit she glided from the chinch.
Treating the occurrence as a maniac's intrusion,
the ceremony was performed ; but those tones of
threatening evil long rang in tho ears of the wed-
Nearly two years, and the bright rays of hope
had dispelled the fearful cloud that dimmed the
bridal day. The savage inhabitants finding their•
game dispersed, and themselves driven from their
early homes and the graves of their fathers, ever and
anon gave evidence of spirits paining for revenge.
At the close of a battle in which Many hundreds
of the Indian race Were slain, otie stood victorious.
On the' bldod-stained snow' ley William Raymond,
wounded with a poisonous arrow ; by his side was
the graceful form which lie once caressed, and the
1 same voice which spoke at the bridal altar, now
i broke upon the ear of the dying man.
Williani Raymond, When faint and weary,
dark maid of the forest nursed you; by the white
man's arts you won her love. Ybur lying heart de
ceived—she was no more happy ; tress and flowers
looked angry. Ashamed before the people, she
left them at the Great Spirit's bidding to revenge
her wrongs. She warned the white flOwer that
nestled in your treacherous bosom. Her eye fol
lowed you—her heart sought revenge, and has
found it. 'Thus the hand of the Alolet Eye that
poisoned the arrow and sent it to yoUr hrettin. She
has brought a Charm—can inakb you well.'
Grasping at the shadoW of restoration, he vowed
to heroine her slave and think of none other if she
would apply it. He called her back to happy days
and spoke of future ones, and he half raised himself
to take her hand, and sunk back aimed exhausted.
She bent over him till their lips nearly met. Had
the old limo come o'er her, and her woman's heart
relented I No ! Raising herself to the full height,
with a laugh of triumph, and a heart unmoved,
You cannot rise to get it—Violet Eye will not
give it. You shall die! and ythar scalp hang at the
the red man's belt.' Snatching a dirk from his side,
she continued- 4 When the Greet Spirit passes
you cloud you must die; Think of tho white wife
that wishes for you, look on the dark one now by
your side. seo ! 'tis time.' Arid with that hand
So soft in love—so wildly nerved in hate.'
she pierced it to his heart, and with the warm blocii
dripping from the polished steel planted it in het:
tt If wo do but watch the hour—
There never yet was human power,
Which could evade, if unforgiven
That patient search and vigil long- 7
Of ono who treasures up a wrong."
A (MIEN ONE:" Have you any onions'!" said
a gentleman, the other day, to a remarkably green
"de',' 3 was the itidy, end the gentleman passed
on his way.
"I wonder," said the sucker, after scratching his
head for some time, " if that tarsal fool didn't mean
Mix a Rale chalk on calcined egg shells; with the
food that you give to your poultry: and they will
lay caeteris paribus, twice the quantity of eggs
they laid before.
al. Persons who are always innocently cheerful
and good-humored, ere very useful in the world—
they maintain peace and happiness, and spread is
thankful temper among all who live around them.
n".• The greatest pleasure of life is love; the
greatest treasure contentment; the greatest porses
sion health; the greatest ease is sleep, and the best
medicine a true friend.