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BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL
TIT HERE may be obtained the most speedy re-
V medy for
SECRET DISEASES.—GIeets, Strictures,
Seminal Weakness, Pain in the Loins, Affections
of the Kidneys, and all those Peculiar Affections
arrising from a SECRET HABIT, particularly the
youth of both sexes, which if not cared, produces
Constitutional Debility, rendering Marrie impos
sible, and in the end destroys both Mind and
YOUNG MEN Especially, who have become
the victims of Solitary Vice, that dreadful and
destructive habit which annually sweeps to an un
timely grave thousands of young men of the most
exalted talents and brilliant intelect, who might
otherwise have entranced listning Senates with
the thunders of eloquence, or waked to ecstacy
the living lyre, may call with full confidence.
Harried persons, or those contemplating marri
age, being aware of physical weakness, should
inamediatedly consult Dr. J., and be restored to
DR. JOHNSTON. Office No. 7 SOUTH
FREDERICK STREET, SEVEN DOORS
FROM BALTIMORE STEET,East side UP
THE STEPS. OW BE PARTICULAR in ob
serving the NAME and NUMBER. or you will
mistake the place.
A CURE WARRANTED, on NO CHARGE
MADE IN FROM ONE TWO DAYS.
Take Mace—Dr. Johnston's Office is in his
dwelling, UP THE STEPS. His very extensive
practice is a sufficient guarantee that lie is the on
ly proper Physician to apply to.
DR. JOHNSTON, Member of the Royal Col
lege of Surgeons. London, graduate from one of
the most eminent Colleges of the United States,
and the greater part of whose life has been spent
in the Hospitals of London, Paris, Philadelphia,
and elsewhere, has effected some of the most as
tonishing cures that were ever known, many
troubled with ringing in the ears and head when
asleep, great nervousness, being alarmed at sud
den sounds, and bashfulness, with frequent blush
ing, attended sometimes with derangement of
minl, were cured immediately.
A CERTAIN DISEASE.—It ua melancholy
Each that thousands fall Victims to this horrid dis
ease owing to the Unskillfulness of ignorant pre
tenders, who by the use of that deadly poison
Mercury, ruin the Constitution, causing the most
serious symptoms of this dreadful disease to make
their appearance, such as affections of the head,
throat, nose, skin, etc., progressing with fright
fnl rapidity till death puts a period to their dread
ful suffering, by sending them to that Bourse
whence no traveler return, .
TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE.—Young
men who have injured themselves by a certain
practice indulged in when alone—a habit frequent
ly learned from:evil companions, or at school—the
effects of which are nightly felt, even when asleep,
and if not cured renders marriage impossible, and
destroys both mind and body.
What a oily that a young man, the hope of his
country, and the darling of his parents should be
snatched from all prospects and enjoyments of life
by the consequences of deviating from the path of
nature and indulging in a certain secret habit.—
Such persons before contemplating.
MARRIAGE, should reflect that a sound mind
and body are the most necessary requisitsts to
kitromoto connubial happiness. Indeed, without
lige, the journey through life becomes a weary
;image, the prospect horly darkens to the
—the melancholy reflection, that the nappi
es of another becomes blighted with our own.
CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY.—Dr. J.
addresses young men, and all who have injured
themselves by private and improper indulgence.
IMPUISSANE.—These are some of the slid
and melancholy effects produced by early habits of
youth, viz: Weakness of the Buck and Limbs,
l'ains in the head. Dimness of Sight, Loss of
Muscular Power, Palpitation of the Heart Dys
pepsia, Nervous Irritability, Derangements of the
Digestive Functions, General-Debility Symptoms
of Consumption, &c.
Mentally—The fearful effects on the mind are
much to be dreaded; Loss of Memory, Confusion
of ideas, Depression of Spirit, Evil Forbodings,
Aversion to Society, Self Distrust, Love of Soli
tude, &c. are some of the evils produced.
Thousands of persons of all ages, can now judge
what is the cause of their declining health. Los
ing their vigor, becoming weak, pale and emacia
ted, have a singular appearance about the eyes,
cough and symptoms of chnsumption.
Married persons, or those contemplating marri
age, being aware of physical weekness, should
immediately consult Dr. J. and be restored to
OFFICE, NO. 7,' SOUTH FREDERICK
STREET, Baltimore, Md.
ALL SURGICAL OPPERATIONS PER
FORMED.—N. B. Let no false delicacy pre
vent you, but apply immediately either personally
or by letter.
Skin Diseases Speedily Cured.
• TO STRANGERS.-The many thousands cur
ed at this Institution within the last ten years,
and the numerous important Surgical Operations
performed by Dr. J., witness by the Reporters of
the papers, and many other persons, notices of
which have appeared again and again before the
public, is a sufficient guarantee that the a ffl icted
within(' a skillful and honorable physician.
As there are so many ignorant and worthless
quacks advertising themselves as Phisicians, ruining
the health of the afflicted Dr. Johnston would
say to those unacquainted with his repdation that
his Credentials or Diplomas always hang in his
- . .
WEAKNESS OF THE ORGANS immedi
ately cured, and full %igor restored.
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Jan. 8, 1852.-Iy.
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lute of Penn township, dec'd,
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make immediate payment.
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indebted to the said estate will make payment to,
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will present them duly authenticated, to
ANDREW G. NEFF, Ex.
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NVsit r i
s , _
f I IP •
This word is derived from the Latin, and
is the comparative of the adjective excel
sior, high, lofty. Its meaning, therefore,
is—" still higher ;" and in the beautiful
poem by Professor Longfellow it is adopted
as the motto of a genius whose world ex
perience is thus illustrated. Upon the
first budding of his aspirations he is met
by the cold discouragement of the world—
" The shades of night were fallin g fast,
As through an Alpine village pass'd
A youth, who bore, mid snow and ice,
A banner with this strange device—Excelsior !
'His brow was sad ; his eve beneath
Flash'd like a falchion from its sheath ;
And like a silver clarion rung
The accents of that unknown tongue—Excalasor
The influences of home operate to his dis
couragement, but the vision of his ambi
tion urges him on—
" In happy homes he saw the light
Of household fires gleam warm and bright;
Above the spectral glaciers shone,
And from his lips escaped a groan—Excelsior !"
The predictions of timid Old Age are em
ployed to endeavor to deter him:
", Try not the pass!' the old man said,
Dark lowers the tempest overhead,
The roaring gulf is deep and wide !'
But loud that clarion voice replied—Excelsior !"
Next arise the seductive influences of
" Oh, stay,' the maiden said, and rest,
Thy weary head upon this breast!'
A tear stood in his bright blue eye,
But still he answered with a sigh—Excelsior ."'
Other warnings are given with the view of
detering him from hazardous attempts—
" Beware the pine -tree's wither'd branch !
Beware the awful avalanche I"
But already ho has flown from the tram
mels sought to be imposed upon him—
" This was the peasant's lust good night—
A voice replied fit• up the height—Excelsior!"
The influences of bigotry and superstition
now surround him, but his courso is still
onward—" still higher !"
" At break of day, as heavenward
Tho pious monks of Saint Bernard
Utter'd the oft-repeated prayer,
A voice cried through the startled air—Excelsior!'
But his trials and privations are great,
and, worn out in the pursuit of the lofty
and the good, his strength of body fails
"A traveler by the faithful hound
Half buried in the snow was found,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That banner with the strange device—Exedsiorr
" There, in the twilight cold and grey,
Lifeless, but beautiful, he lay;
And from the sky, serene and far,
A voice fell like a falling star—Ereeisior !"
Though his body had fallen his spirit
had gone up "still higher," to meet its re
ward. The song breathes a holy spirit of
aspiration, and should never be profaned
by lips whose heart is false to the sacred
ties of private and public duty.
The Odd Bridegroom.
A young clergyman sat in his study
composing a sermon. It was a bright spring
morning, and in order to concentrate his
thoughts on the subject of the discourse he
was writing, Mr. Burton was obliged to
close the window blinds, and shut out the
beauty of nature, which was to him so at
tractive. In an obscure light, his pen was
beginning to move quite rapidly, when the
wind blew the blinds open again, and sent
his manuscript fluttering across the floor.
The sunlight gushed in, and at the same
time Mr. Burton's ideas flew out.
He turned his chair and looked out of
the window. Beauty charmed his eye, and
the music of singing birds fell freshly on
his ear. Nature at that moment appeared
considerably more attractive than Theolo
gy. The great leaves of the trees caused
him to forget the leaves of his manuscript.
The plumage of the birds made him dis
gusted with his grey goose quill. Yes
Mr. Burton felt that he ought to labor
In casting about his eyes to find an ex
cuse for a little idleness, he saw a chaise
driving down the street, and stop before
kis own door. A good looking plainly
dressed young man, helped out a pretty,
groan' girl, awl they mounted the stops
together. Mr. Burton heard the door
bell ring, and presently a domestic came
to inform him that a young gentleman and
HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1852.
lady wished to see bin on important busi
'A marriage, I am sure,' thought the
He was not mistaken. The young man,
in a frank off handed manner, told him he
had called for the purpose of being marri
ed to his companion; and the girl's blushes
told the same story.
'Very well,' said Mr. Burton, I am al
ways ready to make the young people hap
py. Yon love each other?'
'We would wait a day or two, if we did
not,' replied the youth.
His companion blushed again.
'Have you witnesses?' asked the clergy
'We are not rich,' answered the bride
groom, 'and I thought I could not well af
ford the expense of bringing any of our
friends with us. If you think we had better
have witnesses, perhaps you will call in
'lt will be well to do so,' said the cler
He called in a younger brother and the
'We are in something of a hurry,' said
the bridegoom, as the latter paused in the
doorway to give some orders to a domes
tic. 'I have got to go to mill this after
noon, and it's a long drive home.'
'Stand up here, then; I will despatch
you.' the clergyman said, with a vain at
tempt at gravity. You George Chambers,
promise to take this woman to be your law
'To love her in sickness and in health—
to share with her your joys and your sor
rows—your bed and your board—do you
'And you Mary, promise to take this
man to be your husband?'
A nod and blush from Mary.
'To lo;te him;—honor him?'
'And obey him!'
A doubtful look from Mary.
'ln all things reasonable' added the
clergyman, and she noded. 'And to make
him a true and affectionate wife—do you
Mary gave a decisive nod. Mr. Burton
added a few more words, and then pronoun
ced them man and wife. Mary wiped her
eyes and drew a long breath. The clot
gyman then made out the marriage cer
tificates to which the witnesses put their
names; and ended by giving them to the
newly married couple together with a few
words of advice. At the same time, George
slipped something into his hand, done up in
a piece of white paper. Afterwards the
bride and bridegroom rode off in the chaise,
the housekeeper went to the kitchen laugh
ing, the young Burton returned to his
books, and the clergyman to his sermon.
As the latter sat down to write, thinking
all the time of the queer marriage ceremo
ny he had just performed, he listlessly un
folded the bit of paper he had placed in his
hands. Perhaps the preacher was curious
to know how much so odd a man had felt
able to pay for his marriage certificate:—
From the size of the piece, Mr. Burton
judged that his fee must be something
handsome. But it was larger than a half
eagle—larger even than an eagle. Could
it be a twenty dollar piece ?
The paper being folded and refolded it
was some time before the clergyman could
get at the coin. His curiosity was by this
time considerably excited. At lenght he
saw something glitter—something very
bright. The sun shone on it. It was a
new red—CENT ! Mr. Burton was a little
disappointed; but laughing at the ludicrous
mistake, he locked the cent up in his desk
and devoted himself to his sermon the re
mainder of the forenoon.
Six years had passed away. The suc
cessful' clergyman was one evening sur
prised by a visit from a stranger. A
handsomely dressed, fine looking man, ho
lifted his hat, bowed respectfully, and of
fered Mr. Burton his hand
'Your memory is better than mine, if we
have over met before,' said the clergyman.
'My name is George Chambars,' said
Mr. Burton had forgotten that he had
ever known such an individual.
'I think I can refresh your memory, by
mentioning an incident,' said George.
'Do you remember marrying a couple,
six years ago, and receiving for your trou
ble the fee of one centl'
Mr. Burton laughed, went to his desk
and took from a smell drawer a little roll
of paper. Unfolding this he produced the
copper in question.
'Yes, I remember all about it now.'
'Well, sir, I am the man.'
'I remember your countenance.'
'You undoubtedly supposed I intended
to insult your
,No, I thought you were poor.,
'So I was. I did not know that I
could afford to give you any more. Mr e
riage is a lottery you know. Irstl I given
you five or ten dollars, and got a poor wife
in return you must confess it would have
been a miserable bargain. Well sir, the
wife you gave me is a prize. It has ta
ken me six years to find out all her vir
tues, and now I have come to make you a
He placed a purse in the hands of the
astonished minister, who hesitated to ac
'You need not scruple to take it; thanks
to my wife, I am now a tolerable rich
The bridegroom took his departure.—
Mr. Burton examined the contents of the
purse with lively curiosity, and he was not
a little aurprized and gratified to find they
consisted of ten half eagles, bright shining
—apparently fresh from the mint.
And that was the last the clergyman ev
er heard of the bridegroom—Yankee Na
GO IT, 808-TAIL.
A specimen of the genius "Hoosier"
was found by Captain of the steamer
, in the engine room of his boat,
while lying at Louisville, one fine morn
ing in Juno. The Captain inquired what
he was doing, there.
Have you seen Captain Perry'?" was
the interrogative response.
"Don't know him, and can't tell what
that has to do with your being in my en
gine room," replied the Captain, angrily.
"Hold on; that's just wisat I was get
ting at. You see, Captain Perry askod
me to take a drink, and so—l did; I
knew that I wanted a drink, or I should'nt
have been so very dry. So Captain Per
ry and I wont to the hall—Captain Perry
was putting in some extras on one toe. I
sung out, , Go it, Captain Perry, if you
bust your biler.' With that a man steps
up to me, says he, 'See here, stranger,
you must leave.' Says I, 'What must I
leave for?' Says he, 'You're mating too
much noise.' Says I, 'l've been in bigger
crowds than this, and made more noise,
and did'nt leave nuttier. With that he
tuk me by the nape of the neck and seat
of the breeches.—and I left.
„ As I was shoven down the street, I
met a ladyl know she was a lady by
the remarks she made. Says she, 'Young
man, I reckon you'll go home with me.'
Politeness wouldn't lot me refuse, and so
I went. I'd been in the house but a min
ute when I heard considerable of knock
ing at the door, I know'd the chap want
ed to get in, whoever he was, or he would'nt
have kept up such a tremendous racket.—
By-and-by says a voice, 'ef you don't
open I'll bust in the , door.' And so he
did. I put on a bold face, and says I,
' , Stranger, does this woman belong to
you?” Says he, She does.' "Then,"
says I, 'she's a lady, I think, from all
that I have seen of her.'
"With that he come at WC with a pis
tol in ono hand and a bowie knife in the
other, and being a little pressed for room,
I jumped through the window, leaving the
bigger portion of my coat tail. As I was
streaking it down town, with the frag
ments fluttering in the breeze, I met a
friend. I knew he was a friend by the
remark ho made. Says he, 'Go it, bob
tail, he's gaining on you.' And that's the
way I happened in your engine room.—
I'm a good swimmer, Captain, but do ex
cuse me, if you please, from taking the
(7" That's my impression, as our senior
Devil said, when he kissed his sweetheart.
li°Ont lt Vtf
A Touching Story.
A few days since, a poor, yet decently
clad female, presented herseelf at one of
our police offices, and requested the Mag
istrate to send her to the Alms House.
Her lyngurge and manner denoted that
she had seen bettor days; and while she
begged the officer to grant her last re
quest, the tears in rapid course trickled
down her fqrrowed cheeks and her sobs
checked her utterance, as she tried to tell
her mournful story. The officer as in
duty bound, asked her name, when ahe
replied in a manner that brought tears
from the eyes of those sturdy minions of
the law, whose hearts are necessarily
steeled to pity and the finer feelings of
'Ask me not any name,' she cried, 'let
nata bear in silence and unknown, the fate
an inscrutable Providence has meted out
to me, but let net aged parents, fond broth
ei,, and loving sisters, hear that I—that
I have died the inmate of an alms house,
and the recipient of public charity.'
will grant your desire,' the magis
trate replied, 'but if I knew more of your
history and circumstances, I might pro
bably do something for you.'
will tell you what I dare tell you, if
you will believe that I speak the truth,
and use your influence to obtain for me
some situation in which I can earn an
honest living,' was her impassioned re
The magistrate promised to do all he
could for her, and alleviate her situation
as much as possible.
'May heaven bless you, sir!' she said,
and told the following mournful and thril
ling concatenation of suffering and perver
sity, commingled with sobs and the actu
al feelings of a woman.
'Two years ago, sir, I was happy and
knew not what it was to want; any pa
rents were rich, and owned a large plan
tation in one of the Southern States; I was
but young, not twenty, but I had my suit
ors, the sons of wealthy men; yet I loved
them not. No one of the gaudy throng
had as yet made an impression on my
heart. There was in the neighborhood a
poor but manly youth, the teacher of our
district school; he visited our house, and
was treated with all the respect and at
tention which other visitors received; and
I—l sir, fell in love with that man, and it
was reciprocated. My father soon discov
ered our secret, and forbade him to cross
his threshold again. Need I say more,
sir? We met clandestinely and were
married—we fled and took up our resi
dence in this city. My husband—my
William—taught an academy for a liveli
hood, and for eighteen months we were
happy, but then my husband was taken
sick, and he—he—died!—and I was left
alone and among strangers. I wrote to
my parents, asking their forgiveness—but
—nay—letters were returned unopened.—
My little means are exhausted, and I must
starve, or—go to that refuge of poverty—
the alms-house; but it will not last long,
the sands of my life are nearly run out,
and I look for a refuge for this world's
miseries in--my grave!'
She ended, and every eye present was
wet with sympathy for her unhappy situ
ation. One gentleman, who was present,
with that noble, generous and manly feel
ing, so characteristic of 'natures noble
men,' came forward and offered her a
home and asylum beneath his roof which
we need not add, was cheerfully and
thankfully received, and she loft the office
with the prospect of bettor if nor happier
days before her.
Thus it is in this world. Misfortune
dai es place her ruthless hands upon vic
tims of every grade; and the eons and
daughters of luxury sometimes drink the
bitter drugs of the cup of penury and mis
Mims Dunots says the first time a young
man squeezed her, she felt as if she was in
the land that rainbows come from. How
poetic a little hugging makes people.—
Kr "If five and a half yards make a
Pole," asks Punch, •'what will make a
Hungarian?" Kossuth answers :(.4. league."
A steno from the fountain of tho World.
A few feathers from the bolster of a
A rernneut of the oloth used by Adam to
make an apron of.
A razor that brokers use to shave peo-
A toe nail from the foot of a mountain.
A ball from tho cannon or a church.
A born frum the bull that Pope Greg-
Some wood of whioh they make the eel
A track made by the wheel of time.
The cradle of security.
Some hair from the head of navigation.
A piece of mail-line.
A tooth from the mouth of the Missiuip
A feather from the wing of timo.
Some of tho wool of which people spin
A leaf from the treo of Liberty.
A piece of the ends of the earth.
One of Cupid's darts.
Some water from All's well.
An eye of the wind.
A horn of a bucket.
A nil of a chain of lightning.
Snow gathered in the winter of discon
Tears from the mind's eye.
A corn from the foot of time.
A nnisquitoe's bill rocwipted.
A point of a joke.
Fruit of an axle-tree.
A pair of bellows from an ox.
A frame of mind.
An editor that never was cheated
ADVICE TO THE GIRLS.—Dr Beeswax,
in his admirable "Essay on domestic Econ
omy," talks to the young ladies after this
fashion:—"Girls, do you want to get mar
ried—and do you want good husbands! If
so, cease to act like fools. Don't take
pride by saying you never did housework
—never cooked a pair of chickens—nev
er made a bed and so on. Don't turn up
your noses at honest industry—never tell
your friends that you are not obliged to
work. When you go a shopping, never
take your mother with you to carry the
Lund& Don't be afraid to be seen in the
kitchen, cooking a steak—or over the
wash tub cleansing the family duds."
SEEING THE ELEPHANT.-A member
of the graduating class of the New Yerk
University, hearing that Barnum had im
ported a very fine animal of that species,
said he was delighted to hear it, as he
wished particularly to see the elephant be
fore he left the city. On being told that
he always carried a large "trunk" with
him, he expressed his astonishment at the
animal's taking that trouble, when a "car
pet bag was so much handier."
To THE INDUSTRIOUS.-A reward of
$5OO will be given to the first man who dis
covers one single newspaper borrower that
is willing to admit that there is anything
published now-a-days worth reading.
rtrMagistrate— , What has brought you
Prisoner—'Two policemen, please your
Magistrate—Then I suppose liquor had
nothing to do with iti'
Prisoner—'Yes, sir, they are both
OF WHEN cold the wind blows, take
care of your nose, that it doesn't get froze,
and wrap up your toes, in warm wollen
hose. The above, we suppose, was written
in prose, by some one who knows the effect
of cold snows.
Er.i.A man like a watch is valued ac
cording to his going.
117 - An Irish soldier being asked if he
met with much hospitality in Holland,
"Oh yes," he replied, "too muoh; I was
in the hospital nearly all the time I was
Ir....r'A painter in Cincinnati has painted
an eagle so natural that it lays two eggs a