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BALTIMORE LOCK HOSPITAL.
WHERE mad• be obtained the most speedy re-
V V medy for
Seminal Weakness, Pain in the Loins, Affections
bf the Kidneys, and all those Peculiar Affections
krrising from a SECRET HAurr, particularly the
Touth of both sexes, which if not cured, produces
Constitutional Debility, rendering Marriage intioos
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 en 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, call with full confidence.
Married persons, or those contemplating marri
age, being aware of physical weakness, should
immediatedly 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.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 Notice—Dr. Johnstons Office is in his
dwelling, UP THE STEPS. His very extensive
practice is a sufficient guarantee that he is the on
ly proper Physician to apply to.
DR. JOHNSTON, Member of the Royal Col
lege of Surgeons. London, graduate from off 6 of
the most eminent Colleges of the United States,
and the greater part of whose life hasleen spent
in the Hospitals of London,Paris, Plllladelphia,
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 deruagement of
mind, were cured immediately.
A CERTAIN DISEASE.—It is a melancholy
faeh 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 us 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 Bourne
whence no traveler returns.
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 pity 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
promote connubial happiness. Indeed, without
these, the journey through life becomes a weary
pilgrimage, the prospect hourly darkens to the
view; the mind becomes shadowed with dispair,
and filled with the melancholy reflectimi, that the
happi-ness of another becomes blighted with our
CONSTITUTIONAL DEBILITY.—Dr. J.
addresses young men, and all who have injured
themselves by private and improper indulgence.
IMPUISSANE.—These are sonic of the sud
and melancholy effects produced by early habits of
Pouth, viz: Weakness of the Buck and Limbs,
ains in the head. Dimness of Sight, Loss of
Muscular Power, Palpitation of the Heart Dys
pepsia, Nervous Irritability, Detangements of the
Digestive Functions, General Debility Symptoms
of Consumption, &e.
Mentally—The fearful effects on the mind arc
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
ingtheir vigor, becoming weak, pale and emacia
ted, have a singular appearance about the eyes,
cough and symptoms of consumption.
Married persons, oPthose 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. 13. Let no false delicacy pre
vent you, but apply immediately either personally
or by letter.
Skin Diseases Speedily Cured.
TO STRANGERS.-77:e many thousands cur
ed at this Institution within the last tett 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 afflicted
will find a skillful and honorable physician.
As there are so many ignorant and worthless
quacks advertising themseire, as Phisicians, ruining
the health of the afflicted 1)r. Johnston would
say to those unacquainted with Iris reputation that
Ais Credentials or Diplomas always hang in his
WEAKNESS OF THE ORGANS immedi
ately cured, and full vigor restored.
a . ALL LETTERS POST PAID—REME
DIES SENT BY MAIL.
Jan. 8, 1852.--Iy.
TORN A. NEFF, for many years in the house
of Mr. Buehler & Bro„ desires to inform
his friend. of Huntingdon county that he has
connected himself with the firm of Messrs.
Lower & Barron, No. 171, North Third Street,
3rd door above Vine Street, where he will be
pleased to offer every article in the HARDWARC
,LINE •T IHUCII LOWER PRICES than ever before
sent to his native county.
Philad'a, March 20, 1801.—tf.
Are you Insured ?
F not, insure your property at once in the Cum
berland Valley Mutual Insurance Company.
Apply to Gnu. W. SPEER, Agent,
11. W. SMITH,
COffiie♦ apposite Coots' Hotel, Market at.)
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THE RAINY DAY.
AY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW,
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
My life is cold, and dark and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling Wile mouldering past ;
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.
Be still, sad heart ! and cease repining ;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common tate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall, '
Some days must be dark and dreary.
MARION AND HIS MEN.
BY 11. 0. OHIPMAN,
The old man and Marion were soon
brought forth, and Hunter was strapped
upon a saddle, and his daughter rested up
on a palfrey between two stout troopers, and
the cowards set off at full gallop, into the
wood, leaving the remainder to carry out
the orders of the captain. And well did
they obey him, for of the company gather
ed at the house that night but few escap
ed to tell the tale; and the reddening that.
lit up the darkness, and glimmered afar
through nook and dell, until its rays were
reflected back by the dashing water of the
Santee, told that the building was fired,
and fast sinking beneath the efforts of this
consuming element of destruction.
The heavy tread of a horse echoed out
upon the air, as a solitary horseman rode
along the banks of the river, and took his
way in the direction of the farm house of
Elihu Hunter. yo was about twenty-five
years of age, and was iu the uniform of
Marion's men. He rode a tall coal black
steed, and was completely armed for offen
sive or defensive operations.
He had evidently. been belated, and now
wishing to make up for his noble steed was
urged forward at a rapid gallop, and his
eye wandered anxiously and warily around
him; suddenly a bright red light broke up
on the forest far down the stream he saw
the lurid sparks ascend into the air, and
:beheld a red glow planted upon the cloud,
ty the conflagration below. Hastily ris
ing in his stirrups, he gazed an instant upon
the scene, and then exclaimed—
"My God! it is the house of Hunter!
He struck his spurs deep into the side
of his horse, who giving a wild•enort, sped
like an arrow from a powerful bow through
the wilds of the forest.
The red glare of the fire oast an un
earthly glare upon the surrounding objects,
and revealed with fearful distincness the
features of a strong man who had emerged
from the depth of the wood and stood
leaning upon his rifle, gazing at the glow
ing embers. His lips quivered with emo
tions, and the tear started involuntary to
his eye—but brushing aside this evidence
of his weakness, if it may be called, he
strolled to where the form of a female lay
stretched. upon the earth, and stooping
down he scrutinized with one deep long
glance, those pallid features, and parted
the matted locks from her gory brow,
where the fatal missile had forced its en
trance and deprived her of life; and then
raising himself to Lis fullest height, he
grasped his rifle with a spasmodic clutch,
and breathed forth in fervid tones the sin
And turning around, was about leaving
the spot, as the sound of a horse's gallop
fell upon his oar.
"Poor McDonald!" he muttered; "he
comes but to find his affianced bride's
house in ruins, and her in the hands of the
most implacable foe."
The. rush of the steed was heard, the
underwood parted in twain, and with a
bound a horseman bolted in front of the
burning mansion and glanced with an un
earthly stare around him.
It was McDonald! the,affianced of Mar
His lofty brow was as pallid at that of
the dead female that lay beneath his horse's
hoof and his cheek ns pale as the white
roses of Sharon, while every limb of the
HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1852.
strong man trembled like an aspen leaf,
and his bosom heaved almost to bursting
with the force of his emotion as he shout
ed forth in the agony of his heart—
"My Marion! my Marion! oh where art
"Go seek the enemy of our land, that
human demon of Tarleton's, Captain Eller
slie, and you will find her whom you seek,"
and the hunter strode to his side.
"Earlie, my friend, how long since this
"Not an hour."
"Then by the souls of my forefathers,
'she shall yet be mine!" and turning his
steed, he dashed rapidly from the spot,
followed by the hunter, after taking one
lingering look at the scene of ruin he left
The beam of the morning sun gilded the
tree tops and glanced rapidly from hill to
hill as Captain Ellerslie and his party is
sued from the black forest, and entered
upon the more open country around it In
the centre of the group rode the prisoners,
and the eye of the officer often rested with
gloating admiration upon the fair features
of the defenceless Marion, as she silently
and with downcast eyes rode along with a
strudy trooper upon each side, to prevent
any sudden resolution she might form to
escape. The live long night the party had
travelled on with unwearied vigilance, and
now that the terror of the forest, known
as the haunt of Marion and his men, was
passed, the captain resolved to halt to pro
cure refreshments and from the ardent
glances he had so often cast upon her,
Marion was led to believe he meditated
same act of violence towards her and se
cretly resolved, if an opportunity present
ted, to escape.
The party halted before the gate of a
large tory farm house, and one of the
men dismounted—threw it open, and the
cavalcade entered the enclosure one after
another; the space not being wide enough
to admit of more than one at a time.—
Their long ride had so wearied them that
they hiirried in as fast as possible, and by
checking the impatience of her horso, Mar
ion remained outside until all but her two
guards had passed in. One of these then
advanced before her bidding the other . to
remain behind her, but as he left her side,
quick as thought she turned the head of
her steed, and applying her whip to the
flanks of the spirited animal, he sprang
rapidly off in the direction of the black
forest. A deep curse broke from the lips
of the remaining guard as he wheeled his
steed to follow her and it drew the atten
tion of those inside, among whom was El
"Mount men, and follow her! a thousand
dollars to the oue who secures her alive!"
he shouted in phreusied tones of madness
as he hastily mounted his own steed to
"Go it Marion !—God bless you for a
noble girl, and I'll defy the villains to
find you again. On, on, girl! There is
hope before and worse than death behind,"
and the tears of heartfelt joy poured over
the cheek of Hunter as he gazed upon the
"Take that old grey headed dog to the
first tree, and hang him on the first limb,"
wrathfully cried Ellerslie, as he spurred
his horse through the gate and urged him
forward in quick pursuit.
Half a dozen nice sprang forward to obey
and the old man was released from his
horse but so long had his limbs been con
fined in one position, that he was unable
to walk, and his captors, brutally seized
him by the grey hairs of his head, dragged
him forward to an oak tree which grew in
the yard, and procuring a rope, prepared
to carry into execution the last diabolical
order of the blood thirsty Ellerslie.
In the meantime the steed which bore
the flying Marion swept rapidly onward
for the forest, and soon distanced all save
the one upon which was mounted Ellerslie
himself and she soon saw that she must
inevitably be overtaken, yet she applied
the whip, and they flew like the wind to
words the gloomy woods that rose up be
fore them. But a hundred yards inter
vened, when with a demonical laugh he
dashed up beside her, and seizing hold of
her bridle rein, by a powerful effort check
ed the gait of her horse, and by the time
they reached the hedge of the black for
est, both riders came to a halt, and throw
ing his left arm around her, he attempted
to draw her to him.
The excitement of the flight had brought
the warm blood to the cheek, but the in
sult he offered sent it rushing back and for
a moment she became as pale as marble;
then recovering herself, sent one wild,
heart-rending shriek through the surround
ing wood and vainly endeavored to shake
off his hold.
But that cry of despair whieh then went
from the lips of injured innocnce was
heard by ears that thrilled with the pangs
mortal agony, as it vibrated upon his senses
and tearing hiiiiself from his executioner,
Hunter essayed to mount the wall and fly
to the rescue of his daughter.
But he was rudely held back by arms
of iron and his pleadings fell as upon
hearts of marble, until throwing himself up
on the earth, the old man groaned in an
guish, and heaped maledictions upon the de
stroyer of happiness and innocence.
But another beside her father .heard
that fearful shriek, as it went echoing along
the forest, and oh, the thrill of horror
that took possession of his soul, as he
heard and recognized the voice of his be
trothed in that last scream of despair.—
The foam flew in„ .. drops from the bits of
Selim, and as if conscious of the urgency
of the occasion, he flew rather than ran
through the wood, until both be and his
rider seemed like spirits flowing through
air rather than occupants of earth. From
the top of that elope McDonald gazed
down the road and beheld Marion strug
gling in the arms of Ellerslie, who had dis
mounted, and is endeavoring to drag her
from her steed. He raised aloft in his
stirrup—his broad claymore glitters in the
rays of the sun—and his powerful voice
rings out like a thunder peal upon the
morning air, as he shouts aloud his well
known war cry upon the breeze.
"Death to the Tories! .Marion I come!"
The countenance of Ellerslie paled as
he heard the terrible sound, and releasing
the form of Marion he sprang to his
horse; but when he arose in his stirrups,
his head was clove to the chin by a de
scending blow from McDonald's claymore,
and he sunk lifeless to the earth. Seizing
hold of the reins of Marion's palfrey he
turned him toward the farm house, and
galloped hastily onward.
"Do not go there—a hundred red dra
goons are resting in the yard."
"Their doom is sealed—listen?" and as
he spoke a loud volley rang forth upon
the blast and the thick volumes of smoke
curled up above the roof of the house, and
a loud crash of sums resounded through the
yard. Marion fixed an enquiring glance
upon her lover, who replied by simply
" Tie Marion and his men."
Of the hundred men that went forth
with Ellerslie, not one escaped, and from
the terror with which he inspired the To
ries the battle of that morning was called
by them ".McDonuld's Rescue."
Here are some simple remedies for eve
ry prevalent disorder, which we have no
hesitation in recommending as infallible.
For sea-sickness, stay at home.
For drunkenness, drink cold water.
For health, rise early.
For accidents, keep out of danger.
To keep out of jail, pay your debts.
To be happy, be honest.
To please all, mind your own business.
To do right, and have ft good conscience,
subscribe for the'HuNriwa DON JOURNAL ,'
pay for it in advance, and recommend your
neighbor to do the same.
['Cr' I'll bet a sheep' said old Meredith
to his other half, "thin our boy, Otho, is
going crazy. He is grinning at the plow,
and he is grinning at the barn; and he is
grinning at the table, and he is grinning to
himself wherever he goes. "Yoh," repli
ed the old woman, "don't you know he got
a love letter this morning.
11,_;4 - Young ladies who are accustomed
to read newspapers are always observed to
possess most winning ways, most amiable
dispositions, invariably, make good wives,
and always select good husbands—a fact.
THE WAY TO FORTUNE, OR
"IT IS BETTER TO WORK THAN TO BEG."
Let no poor boy after reading the fol
lowing interesting fact, ever despair of ma
king a respectable living.
A gentleman was once walking down one
of the streets of P , when a beggar
loudly craved for a few coppers for a
night's lodging." The gentleman looked
earnestly at the poor man and inquired,
" Why do you not work ? you should be
ashamed of begging."
" Oh, sir, I do not know where to get
employment." " Nonsense !" replied the
gentleman " you can work if you will."
"Now listen to me. I was once a beg
gar like you. A gentleman gave me a
crown piece, and said to me, " Work and
don't beg, God helps them that help them
selves." I immediately left P-, and
got out of the way of my old companions,
I remember the advice given me by mother
before she died ; and I began to pray to
God to keep me from sin, and to give me
His help day by day, I went round to
the houses in the country places, and with
part of my five shillings, bought old rage.
These I took to the paper mills and sold
them at a profit. I was always willing to
give a fair price for the things I bought,
and did not try to sell them for more than
I believed they were worth. I determined
to be honest, and God prospered me. My
'purchasers and profit became larger, and
now I have got more than ten thousand
crown pieces that I can call my own. Ono
great thing that has contributed to my
success is this, I have kept from drink or
As the gentleman spoke he took out his
purse, and drew from it a five shilling
piece, and handing it over to the astonished
beggar, he said, « Now you have the same
chance of getting on in the world as I had.
Go and work, and never let me see you
begging again. If I do, I will hand you
over to the police."
Years passed away. The gentleman had
forgotten the circumstances, until one day,
when travelling through P , he en
tered a respectable book seller's shop in
order to purchase some books that he
He had not been many minutes in con
versation with the bookseller, before the
latter, inquired, "Sir, are you not the gen
tleman who, several years ago, gave a five
shilling piece to a poor beggar at the end
of this street ?"
" Yes ! I remember it well."
" Then, sir, this house, this well stocked
shop, is the fruit of that five shilling piece.
'Pears of gratitude trickled do;i2 his
cheeks as he introduced the gentleman to
his happy wife and children. He was re
garded as their benefactor. When gath
ered round the table to partake of a cup of
tea, the bookseller recounted his history
from the above eventful day. It was very
similar to that of the welcome visitor. By
industry, honesty, and dependence upon
God's help, he had risen step by step from
buying rags to selling papers and tracts in
the street, then to keeping an old book
shop ; and ultimately to be owner of ono of
the best circulating libraries in the place.
Before the happy party separated, the large
old family Bible was brought, out of which
a Psalm of thanksgiving was read ; and
then all bent around the family altar.—
Words could not express the feelings of
of those who formed that group. For some
moments silence, intermingled with sub
dued sobs, evidenced the gratitude to the
Almighty Disposer of all events, which was
ascending to heaven.
When they rose, and bid each other fare
well, the bookseller said, ~ Thank. God, I
have found your words to be true— , God
helps those who help themselves'— , it is
better to work than to beg.' "
Tr. A premium was lately offered by
the State Agricultural Society for the best
mode of irrigation; the word was, by a
mistake of the printer, changed to irrita
tion, when a farmer sent his wife to claim
the prize. lie said he would back her
against all womankind for that particular
fU' Oh, wondrous ago! when want of
native charms no longer fill fair woman
with alarms; when painted roses, 'dorn the
sallow face, and cotton stuffing gives her
every grace; when piles of gold—her sire's
ill-gotten gains, make full atonement for
her want of brains; when solid graces wield
a blunted dart, while musk and moonlight
win the lover's heart.
Miss Betsey Prim thinks, that legs
should be called , 4 abdominal supporters,"
by all genteel people.
(I William Penn and Thomas Story
once sheltered themselves, from a shower
of rain in a tobacco' house,- the owner of
which , aid to them. "You enter here
without leave; do you know who I am? I
am a Justice of the Peace." To which
Story replied. "My friend here makes
such things as thee—he is Governor of
A short time since, a party of two young
ladies and gentlemen visited Squire Curtis,
at Greenland, apparently for the purpose
of "uniting two fond hearts into one."—
The prospective groom appeared to be a
young man of sanguine temperament, whose
ruddy countenance and glowing eye deno
ted the near approach of the happy hour,
when his fondest hopes were to be realized.
lie thrust a hand in each breeches pocket,
placed the right foot firmly forward, and,
poising his hat jauntly on one side, gazed
first at the Squire, then at his "heart's
delight," as much as to say— "I've got
The lady eat, the picture of health, with
an expression of countenance that told the
" butter wouldn't melt"
between her ruby lips. There could be
seen a suspicious little dimple, however, at
each corner of her mouth, that came and
went with every leer of a pair of bright,
but mischievous-looking eyes—sparkling
with roguish restlessness--that told her
lover, " he needn't count his chickens be
fore they were hatched."
Now, we do not intend, in the absence
of our young friend, Arthur Cannon, to re
port the dialogue phonographically; but
we shall take a 'reporter's licence' for de
tailing the following dialogue; which was
commenced by the squire,
I the parties, and inquired, in his blindest
What can I do for you, young friends '?
Groom—What can you do for us? Why,
a darned site. Can't he, Sary ?
Bride—Well—l reckon—if all's willin.
G.—Willin' ! Why, what's up I Ain't
goin' to gin up now, I hope ? You don't
mean to say I shan't get married
B.—Oh, no, John, you've come to gat
married, and I wouldn't baulk you.
G 7 .—Crood as gold ! There, Squire—
there's a pattern to begin with—[seizes
her and planting a few that would rival
Twitchell's pop-beer l---puts on the harness
like a dove. So, now, Squire, gear up
your fixins and crack your whip.
Squire—(Rising)—Well, if you are is
earnest, I can marry you.
G.—( Impatiently )—ln airnost ! Of
course we're in airnest. Don't p'laver so
—go into it—rip out the service—yon
know Solomon says, delays are dangerous,
keep the feet dry and the head cool, and
bid defiance to physickers.
B.—La! John, there's no use of being
in such a hurry.
Cr.—No*, Sary, don't say boo! till it's
over—let 'em drive. Go at it, Squire
hurryup the cakes—moderate, but don't
splange—slow, but all-fired sartain.
Wake snakes—won't Bets Bradford howl
when she hears I'm married.
The Squire proceeded slowly in the cer
emony, keeping a watehful eye on the in
tended bride, whose mysterious manner ex
cited a suspicion that a screw was loose
somewhere. When, however, he came to
the response of the groom, the solemn
scene was disturbed by something like a
_ _ -
G.—Whoop! you better believe it? Of
course I'll take 'er—whe 'sputes it? What
did I come hero for! May bet your life.on
that. Go oniSquire—now give her a haze.
The Squire, in turn, performed the ser
vice which was to extort acquiescence to
her lover' wishes, bur instead of the pre
cious words "I will," gushing up from the
pure fouutain of her maiden heart, a "No!"
blunted the senses' of the Squiro and
G.—Great ehakin agars! Sary what
B:—No v ! (The Squire looked perplexed,
and Sary, laughed outright begins to
G.—Stand your ground, Sary! Squire,
hold'or! Go on with the service—drive it
through, and clinch on t'other eide- r -rivet
13.—N0 you don't. You've no right to
complain. You wanted to get married,
' and you are married—but I'm not married!
So pay the Squire and run home before
your "mamma knows you're out." And
away skipped the little jilt, eovulsed with
d.—Great Comar, Squire, it's your
fault. If you'd only put'er through, an'
hadn't stopped to mince matters, I'd a
The groom left with rather a rueful
countenance, and appeared to be lost in
deep meditation, which was only disturbed
by the merry peals of a bevy of girls, who
saluted him with boisterous laughter, a
short distance from the Squire's; promi
nent among them, too, was Betsy Bradford.
He is known as the young man who is half
11 - 7 — Politeness does much in business.—
An impudent clerk can do more injury in
store than the neglect of the proprietor to
advertise his goods,
(C "An hour in rho morning is wort*
Owe in the afternoon.