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B. T. COFFEY, M. D.
AHNOUNCES to the Profession ' that he has
opened, in the rooms adjoining his office, in
Stirgioo Meohanioal Institute,'
for the application of approved physiological sup
ports, in the treatment of Chronic Disease, and
those numerous Weaknesses and Deformities of
the body, in which support to the relaxed and
dragging organs is an important condition of cure,
and necessary to the success of internal treatment.
All the appliances used, are endorsed by many of
the most eminent members of the Profession, and
'consist, in part, of Body Braces, for Prolapsus
Uteri, (or Falling of the Womb,) and the diseas
es of the Heart, Lungs, Stomach, Bowels and
;weakness of the Back and Nerves, which result
from such "fulling,"—Spinal Supporters, for ev
ery variety of Spinal affection—Chest Expanders,
to erect the body, and enlarge the Chest,—Pile
and Perinea] Elevators, Hernial Trusses, etc. etc.
The increasing importance of this deportment of
pathology, and the difficulty the country prneti
tioner has in procuring any mechanical aid, much
less those that act in harmony with nature, indu
ces the undersigned, at much cost and labor, to
supply what is alike, a professional desideratum,
and necessary to guard the public against the
imposition of UNSCIENTIFIC and INJURIOUS con
''''''''''''' and all others interested, are invi
ted to cull and examine. Those who desire to
give their patients the auxiliary benefit of any va
riety of scientific support, can send their patients '
to the Institute for that. purpose, without risk of
any abuse of such covidence.
A discount of 20 per cent. to the profession on
all instruments furnished them, or at their request.
A room will bo fitted up specially fur Ladies,
with a Lady in attendance.
Hollidaysburg, Feb. t 5, 1854.
The attention of the Medical Profession in Pa.
is respectfully invited to the following important
1. Not less then two thirds of the American
women are afflicted with Prolapses Uteri, and its
associated complaints; the result of natural deli
cacy of organization; defective physical education;
early marriages; the various accidents of preg
nancy, and labour, and general neglect of hygi
2. That as Prolapses Uteri is a displacement,
or "billing" of this organ, it necessnrily involves
a like descent, or dragging of the Heart, Lungs,
Stomach, and Bowels, and that one fundamental
condition of cure in all those eases, is, the appli
cation of such n Physiological brace, or supporter,
as will most effectively brace the weak brick and
without compression, assist the relaxed and over
taxed muscles in performing their natural office
of lifting, and holding in their place, the dragging
viscera of the Chest and Abdomen from the de
pressed Uterus. The observation of every Phy
sician, and the extensive and increasing use of
Abdominal supporters, (so called) furnishes con
clusive proof of this.
3. That the Supporters now in use never have
received the approval of the Profession, because,
they all, in common, net as heating and confining
clamps. compresses, and relaxing poultices, creating
a necessity for their perpetual use by restraining
the freedom and exercise of the muscles, whirls
they should only assist, and, also, aggravating
the falling" and dragging, by their crowding and
compressing, rather, than their bracing and eleva
4. In view of the above facts, which every Phy
sician has been compelled to eel but too keenly,
is it not the Linty, as well as the interest of the
Profession, to seek for un instrument whirls acts
upon established principles of pathology, and
which is at once effective, and necessary to the
success of the practitioner, and professional in its
origin and design 1
The undersigned, therefore, acting in accord
ance with the tree interests of the Profession, and
after much investigation and outlay, now offers
no them an instrument which tally meets all the
above indications. The Brace invented by Dr.
Banning of N. Y., has alone received the appro
bation of the Alumni of the Profession, or taken
rank as a permanent contribution to Medical
Science. While it supports the weak back and
iifis up the abdominal viscera, the undersigned,
by combining it with a recent invention, has add
ed greatly to its efficiency in erecting the bock and
expanding the chest, and these instruments are be
lieved to fulfill every indication that can be deri
ved from mechanical support, while acting in
complete harmony with the forces of nature.
Desirous of introducing these Braces through
the co-operation of Physicians, and being enabled
to furnish them at Manufacturers prices, you are
respectfully referred to the annexed quotations
Fine Steel Body Brace, Retail Price, $lO,OO
Silver Plated, 15,00
Fine Steel Erector Brace, Retail Price, 15,00
Silver Plated " " " " 20,00
Twenty per cent discount otT these prices to
A Scientific Treatise, and Descriptive Essay,
will be sent to Physi,ifins, gratin tfaisly, by ad
dressing Dr. H. T. cOPFEY,
Fubruary 15, 1854.
Advantage of the Body Brace over Other Sup
porters.—ist. It is cool. 24. It is light. 3d. Its
pads can all be shifted up and down, right or left,
as frequently as the necessity of the case may
require. 4th. Its great and universal flexibility.
sth. It LIFTS UP--ALL OTHERS noon DOWN
COI. Its pads are four, and press on the weak
hips, and particularly on the weak back, support.
ing, yet not restraining the body. 7th. Its pads
being of nuked horn, stimulate and harden the
muscles, while soft and cushioned ones (like
poultices) relax and weaken, through heat and
perspiration, and soon become rancid. Bth. It is
no constituted as to admit of attaching to it any
proper spinal apparatus, and also the most per
fect pile and hernial trusses. 9th. It may com
bine with its mechanical influences the virtues of
the galvanic battery, locally or generally applied.
The Erector Brace and aett Expander, in ad
dition to the shove, makes pressure upon the
front of the shoulders, and without constraint or
compression, erects the body, EXPANDS TILE CREST,
and: promotes health, grace and beauty. It is
free It om straps, bandages, or compresses, nets in
harmony with nature, and defies scientific objec
tion. For those who have weak bucks, stooped
Shoulders, narrow or flattened chests or defective
forms it is the best invention over presented to
RULE or MEASUREMENTor the Body
Brace,c draw a tape snugly around the body, ono
and a half inches below the tips of else Itip bones.
over the linen—for the Erector Brace, add men,-
urernent around the chest, under the arm-pits,
And send the number of inches, cash accompany
ing the order, and the Brace will be sent to order,
with an explanatory circular, and exchanged to
suit, if immediately returned, unsoiled.
/THE subEcriber, wishing to move to Hunting.
don, will oiler at Public Outcry, on
MONDAY TUE 27T11 DAY OS MARDI!,
on his premises, in Tod township, Huntingdon
county, the following property ;-6 Work Horses,
4 Colts, from 1 to 3 years old, 1 pair of heavy
Oxen, 2 Durham Cows 3 Durham Calves, I
Durham Bull, 20 highly improved Sheep, several
full-blooded Hogs, also, a large quantity of excel
lent Household and Kitchen Furniture, consist
ing of Tables, Chairs, Bureaus, Wash-stands,
Carpets, also, one improved Cooking Stove, also,
a bit of new Carpenter Tools, and sundry other
articles too tedious to mention. Sale to com
mence at 10 :o'clock. A credit of nine months
will be given to those purchasing any amount ex
ceeding live dollars.
ROBERT HARE POWEL.
Powelton, Trough Creek Valley, Meh. 8, '54.9t
a ß t A ti T l ß :to L m El o yxtra FamiLy s Fjoai ll VNTle
10 DOZEN Ante.' No. 2 Shovels, just mei
,ed and fur gale $ W. SAXTON.
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The Bells! the Bells I the Nation's Bells!
0, joyously their anthem swells!
AA,Plymouth Rock they startle first;
lid now on Allegheny burst;
And now they wake Ohio's calm ;
And now they stir the Southern palm '
Not o'er one State alone the music swells—
Hark! the whole Union shake§ beneath the Bells!
The Bells I the Bells! the grand old Bells 1
Majestical their anthem swells ;
It mingles with Niagara's roar ;
^lt breaks on California's shore;
And thanks the God who guards our clime,
And plenty gave—in every chime,
Not from one State alone the Sabbath swells—
Hark! the whole Nation speaks within the Bells!
The Bells! the Bells! the joyous Bells!
Undauntedly their music swells ;
It speaks of happy hearts and homes,
OF harvest wealth, of peaceful domes,
And starry banners still unfurled,
That could defy a banded world.
Not from one State alone the music swells—
Hark! the whole Union rings the mighty Bells!
The grand old Bells !
The joyous Bells !
The Nation's Bells
Hark! the whole Union rings the mighty Bells!
BY WILLIAM. CULLEN BRYANT.
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies ;
I hear the rushing of the blast,
That through the snowy values flies.
Ah, passing few are they who speak, •
Wild, stormy month, in praise of thee t
Yet, though thy winds are loud and bleak,
Thou art a welcome mouth to me.
For thou, to northern lands again
The glad and glorious sun dust hring,
And thou hast joined the gentle train,
And wear'st the gentle name of Spring.
And, in thy reign of blast and storm,
Smiles many a lung, bright, sunny day,
When the changed winds arc soft and warm,
Aud heaven puts on the blue of May.
Then sing aloud the gushing rills,
And the full springs, from frost set free,
That, brightly leaping down the hills,
Are just set out to meet the sea.
The year's departing beauty bides
Of wintry storms the sullen threat;
Bat in thy sternest frown abides
A look of kindly promise yet.
Thou bring'st the hope of those calm skies,
And that soft time of sunny showers,
When the wide bloom, on earth that lies,
Seems of a brighter world than ours.
Forget not that, in order to influence this
mind aright—to do it good for both worlds at
once—your text-book, your class•book, must be
that book of books, "The Bible." That is the
most venerable book in creation; and, with its
history, its general character, and varied sub
jects, you should all seek to ho very familiar.
How momentous its truths—how marvelous its
narratives—how sublime its doctrines!—
Think of its wondrous details concerning
the creation and fall of man—the deluge
—the captivity and deliverance of Israel—
their wanderings and preservation in the wild
erness—the giving of the law—the possession
of "the promised land" by the twelve tribes—
the prophecies referring to both Jews and Gen
tiles—the account of the advent of the Messi
ah, and his agonizing death—the proclamation
of Divine mercy through Him—the declaration
of man's immortality—the dissolution of all
things—the resurrection of the body, and the
final judgment. Hero are great and glorious
themes indeed ! Seek to be properly influen
ced by them, as well as to do justice to them,
when you handle them in the class. Let your
young people see that you regard this book of
God as the great foundation of all religious be
lief. Strive to impress this upon them, for they
need to be well-grounded in it at the present
day. Show them that here alone we find safe
anchorage ground. To quit this, is to make
shipwreck of faith and a good conscience.
Be thankful that this Bible is now transla
ted and an accessi le book. As a transcript of
the Hebrew and Greek, while it has its flaws
and imperfections, the most competent judges
aflirm, with one voice, that its perfections are
inimitable and unspeakable. ltetnember, this
book was written, and is handed down from
generation to generation, not to conciliate
your prejudice, or just to awaken your admi
ration, but to enlighten your mind, to reach
your heart, to arouse your conscience, to make
you wiser and holier, happier and better. Too
many pass over it as voyagers pass over the
sea, heAless of the precious treasures that lie
hid in its depths—treasures which would richly
reward any diver, who would venture to go
down after them. Be it. lours, then. to regard
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1854.
the Bible as an ocean, whose floor is covered
with the most costly gents, and where the man
that dives oftenest and deepest will come up la
den with the richest treasures, the most pre
Forget not how much we owe to the Bible.
It secures our civil liberty—it proclaims the
rights of conscience—it elevates woman—it
civilizes nations—it converts individuals—it
blesses families—it saves souls I "It is the
Bible of the poor and lowly—the crutch of the
aged—the pillow of the widow—the eye of the
blind—the 'boy's own book'—the solace of the
sick—the light of the dying—the grand hope
and refuge of simple, sincere, and sorrowing
spirits. It is this which at once proclaims its
unearthly origin, and so clasps it to the great
common heart of humanity, that the extinction
of the sun were not more mourned than the
extinction of the Bible, or than even its rece
ding from its present pride of place."—Ciyill
an's Bards of the Bible.
Oh, how wretched would he our condition,
if we were now to be deprived of this blessed
book I The Sabbath School might as well be
closed and the sanctuary be deserted. If we
had lost the Word of God, no wisdom would be
in us—we should then have to say, "We must
navigate the ocean of life, but the pole star is
hidden, the dart is lost, the needle is neutral
ized, the helni is destroyed, the sheet-anchor
has gone ! Yonder is the whirlpool, and what
is topreventour being drawn within the vortex?
There are the breakers, and what can save us
from being driven upon them? We are in the
neighborhood of sunken rocks and treacherous
shoals, and darknets is around usl we must be
lost." Ah I such would be the conclusion to
which fire must be driven, if we had no revels
tion of God; but to us this Word of salvation
has been sent, and see can now read it, so as
to be saved ourselves, and so teach its truths
to others, that they may be saved also.
Do you, while engaged in this work, some
times feel oppressed with a sense of your own
feebleness? Then remember it is written,
The Lord "giveth power to the faint, and to
them that have no might lie increases strength."
Learn a lesson on this point from one or two
facts connected with natural history.
The comparative strength of the insect has
ever been a subject of admiration and wonder
to the naturalist. The muscular power of these
little creatures, in relation to their size, far ex
ceeds that of any other animal. The little
grasshopper, for instance, will spring two hun
dred timee the length of its own body. The
dragon fly, by the strength of its wing, will
sustain itself in the air during a long summer's
day, with unabated speed. The common house
fly will make six hundred strokes with its wings
in a second, which carries it to a distance of
five feet. Now, all this power comes to them
from on high; and will not Ho who qualifies
them, also enable you. Forget not 'tis written,
"They that know the Lord shall be strong, and
do exploits." It is by weak things that the
Lord confounds the mighty; and by things that
are not He brings to nought things that are.
Is it your aim to save souls? Then labor
earnestly, intelligently, hopefully, wills this
Gospel in your hands, with its blessed truths
abiding in your hearts. Thus you will be wise
to win souls; thus you will not labor in vain,
nor spend your strength for nought; thus you
will approve yourselves unto God, be acknowl
edged as His faithful servants, and have an
abundant entrance administered unto you in
to His everlasting kingdom, where you will
have a crown bright with the glories that beam
from unshroucled Deity, and share a throne
whiel, through the ages of eternity, will neith
er totter nor crumble into decay.
Oh, then, seek to be well prepared fur your
work—work all of you—work together, and
work at once; fur,
"Whether we smile or weep,
Thee wings his flight;
Days—hour r s . —they never creep,
Life speeds the light.
Speeding, still speeding on,
How, none can tell;
Soon will he bear us
To Heaven or Hell
Dare not, then, waste thy days,
Reckless and proud,
Lest, while ye dream not,
Time spread thy shroud I"
Slaving for Money.
We pity the matt who wears out his energies
in the accumulation of riches, which, when
amassed, he will have lost the capacity to en
joy. Ho finds himself nt his own feast, without
an appetite for its dainties. The wine of life
is wnsted, and nothing remains but the Ices.
The warm sympathies of his heart have been
choked by the inexorable spirit of avarice, and
they cannot be resuscitated. The fountain-
head of his enthusiasm is sealed; ho looks at
all things in nature and in art with the eye of
calculation; hard-matter-of-fact is the only pa
bulum his mind can feed on, the elastic spring
of impulse is broken; the poetry of existence is
Aro wealth and position an equivalent for
these losses? Is not the millionaire, who has
acquired wealth at such a cost, a miserable
bankrupt? In our .opinion there is little to
choose on the score of wisdom between the in.
dividual who recklessly squanders his money
as he goes along, in folly and extravagance and
the false economist who denies himself the
wholesome enjoyments of life, in order to swell
the treasure, which, in the hardning process of
scraping up, he had become too mean to spend,
and too selfish to give away.
Tim only national way to live, is to mix la
ber with enjoyment—a streak of fat and a
streak of lean. Thom is nothing liken streaky
life—a pleasant mixture of exertion, thankful
ness, love, jolity, and repose. The man who
slaves for riches makes a poor return to that
God who took the trouble of making hint for a
*kir Baeon says justly, the best part of
beauty is that which a picture cannot express,
Maxims to Guide a Young Man.
Keep good company or none.
Never be idle. If your hands cannot be
usefully employed, attend to the cultivation of
Always speak the truth.
Make but few promises.
Live up to all your engagements.
Have no very intimate friends.
Keep your own secrets, if you have any.
When you speak to a person, look him in the
Good company and good conversation are
the very sinews of virtue.
Good character is above all things else.
Never listen to loose and infidel conversation.
Your character cannot be essentially injured
except by your own acts.
If any one speaks evil of you, let your life be
as that none will believe bins.
Drink no kind of intoxicating liquors.
Ever live, misfortune excepted, within your
When you retire to bed, think over what you
have been doing during the day.
Never speak lightly of religion.
Make no haste to be rich, if you would pros
Small and steady gains give competency
with tranquility of mind.
Never play at any kind of game of chance.
Avoid temptation, through fear that you may
not withstand it.
Earn money before you spend it.
Never run in debt, unless you see a way to
get out again.
Never borrow if you can possibly avoid it.
Do not marry until you are able to support
Never speak evil of any one.
Be just before you are generous.
Keep yourself innocent, if you would be hap.
Save when you are young, to spend when
you are old.
Never think that which you do for religion
is time or money misspent.
Always go to meeting when you can.
Read some portion of the Bible every dny.
Often think of death and your accountability
How to Subdue a Vicious Horse.
On looking over some old papers the other
day, we came across the following, which, if
true, is worth knowing. It seems that a fruit
less effort was being made in a blacksmith
shop to shoe a vicious horse, which resisted all
efforts, kicking aside every thing but an anvil,
and came near killing himself against that;
when, by mere accident, an officer returned
from Mexico was passing, and being made ac•
(painted with the diffienlty, applied a complete
remedy by the following simple process:
He took a cord about the size of a bed-cord,
put it in the mouth of the horse, like a bit, and
tied it tightly on the top of the animal's head,
passing his left ear under the string, not pain.
fully tight, but tight enough to keep the ear
down, and the cord in its place. This done,
he patted the horse gehlly on the side of the
head, and commanded him to follow, and in.
staidly the horse obeyed, perfectly subdued,
and as gentle and obedient as a well trained
dog; suffering his feet to be lifted with impuni
ty, and acting in all respects like an old stager.
The simple string, thus tied, bad made him at
once as docile and obedient as any one could
desire. The gentleman who thus furnished
this exceedingly simple means of subduing a
very dangerous propensity, intimated that it is
practised in Mexico and South America in the
management of wild horses. Be this as it
may, he deserves the thanks of all owners of
such horses, and especially the thanks of those
whose business it may be to shoe or groom the
animals.—The Plough, the Loom and Anvil.
There is a good story told recently of Baron
Rothschild, of Paris, the richest man of his
class in the world, which shows that it is not
only "money which makes the mare go," (or
horse either,, for that matter,) but "ready mon
ey," 'unlimited credit' to the contrary notwith
On a very sot and disagreeable day, the Ba
ron took a parisian omnibus, on his way to the
Bourse, or Exchange, near which the "Nabob
of Finance" alighted, and was going away
without paying. The driver stopped hint, and
demanded his fare. Rothschild felt in his
pocket, but he had not a "red cent" of change.
The driver was very wroth.
"Well, what did you get in for, if you could
not pay. You must have known that you had
"I ant Baron Rothschild," exclaimed the
great capitalist, "and there is my card."
The driver threw the card into the gutter.
"Never heard of you before," said the driver,
"and don't want to hear of you again. But I
want my fare, and I must have it."
The great banker was in haste.
"I have only an order for a million," he said.
"Give me change." And he proffered a "cou
pon" for fifty thousand francs.
The conductor stared, and the passengers set
up a horse-laugh. Just then an "Agent de
Change" came by, and Baron Rothschild bor
rowed of him the six sous.
The driver was now seised with a kind of re
morseful respect, and turning to the Money
king he said. "If you want ten francs, sir, I
don't mind lending them to you on my own ac
A Beautiful Inoident.
A naval officer being at sea in a dreadful
storm, his wife was sitting in the cabin near
him, and filled with alarm for the safety of the
vessel, was so surprised at his composure and
serenity that she cried out:
"My dear aro you not afraid?" Hew is it
possible you can be so calm in such a dread•
He rose from the chair, dashed it to the deck,
drew his sword, and pointing it to the breast of
his wife, exclaimed—
" Are you afraid'?"
She instantly answered "No."
"Why," said the officer.
"Because," rejoined the wife, I know this
sword is in the hued of my husband, and he
loves me too well to hurt me."
"Then," said he, "remember I know in
whom I believe, and that ho who holds the
wind in his fist, and the water in the hollow of
his hand is my Father."
At Tunbridge, in the year 1715, a gentle
man, whose name was Hedges, made a very
brilliant appearance. Ho had been married'
about two years to a young lady of great beau
ty and large fortune; they had one child, a boy,
on whom they bestowed all that affection which
they could spare from each other. Ho knew
nothing of gaming, nor seemed to have the
least passion for play; but he was unacquain
ted with his own heart; he began by degrees to
bet at the table for trifling sums, and his soul
took lire at the prospects of immediate gain;
he was soon surrounded with sharpers, who
with calmness lay in ambush for his fortune,
and cooly took advantage of the precipitancy
of his passion.
His lady perceived the ruin of her family ap
proaching, but at first, without being able to
form any scheme to prevent it. She advised
with his brother, who at that time was posses
sed of a small fellowship in Cambridge. It
was easily seen, that whatever passion took the
lead in her husband's mind, seemed there to bo
fixed unalterably; it was determined, therefore,
to let him pursue his fortune, but previously to
take measures to prevent the pursuit being fa
Accordingly, every night this gentleman was
a constant attendant at the hazard tables; he
understood neither the arts of sharpers, nor
even allowed strokes of connoisseurs, yet still
ho played. The consequence is obvious; ho
lost his estate, his equipage, his wife's jewels,
and other moveables that could be parted with,
except a repeating watch. His agony open
this occasion was inexpressible; he was even
mean enough to ask a gentleman, who sat near
him, to lend him a few pieces, in order to return
his fortune; but this prudent gamester, who
plainly saw there was no expectation of being
repaid, refused to lend him a farthing, alleging
a former resolution against lending. Hedges
was at last furious with the continuance of ill
success; and pulling out his watch, asked if
any person in the company would sot him sixty
guineas upon it—the company were silent. He
then demanded fifty—still no answer. He
sunk to forty, thirty, twenty—finding the com
pany still without answering, he cried out, it
shall never go for less, and dashed it against
the floor, at the same time, attempted to dash
out his brains against the marble chimney
The last act of desperation immediately ex
cited the attention of the whole company; they
instantly gathered round, and prevented the
effects of his passion; and after he again became
cool, he was permitted to return home, with
' sullen discontent to his wife. Upon his enter
ing her apparment, she received him with her
usual tenderness and satisfaction; while he an
swered her caresses with contempt and stern
ness; his disposition being quite altered with
his misfortunes. "But, my dear Jemmy," says
his wife, "perhaps you don't know the news I
have to tell; my mamma's old uncle is dead,
the messenger is now in the house, and you .
know his estate is settled upon you." This ac
count seemed only to increase his agony; and
looking at her cried. "There you lie my dear,
his estate is not settled upon me." "I beg your
pardon," says she, "but I really thought it was;
at least you have always told me so." "No,"
returned be, "us sure as you and I are to be
miserable here, and our children beggars here
after, I have sold the reversion of it this day,
and have lost every farthing I got for it at the
hazard table." "What, all ?" replied the lady.
"Yes, every farthing," returned he, "and I owe
a thousand pounds more than I have to pay."
Thus speaking, he took a few frantic steps
across the room. When the lady had a little
joyed his perplexity, she cried, "No, my dear,
you have lost but a trifle, and you owe nothing;
your brother and I have taken care to prevent
the effects of your rashness, and are actually
the persons who have won your fortune; we
employed proper persons for this purpose, who
brought their winnings to me; your money,
your equipage, are in my possession, and here
I return them to you, from whom they were
unjustly taken; I only ask permission to keep
my jewels, and keep you, my greatest jewel,
from such dangers for the future." Her pru
dence had the proper effect, he ever after re
tained a sense of his former follies, and never
played for the smallest sums, even for amuse
Great Profit of Poaches
Six years ago, an honest, hard working man
went from the vicinity of Norwich, Connecticut,
out to the far west. He had in his pocket a
small capital of only four hundred dollars,
which he had carefully husbanded against a
rainy day. On arriving at his place of desti
nation, ho wisely purchased for himself a snug
little farm, which he stocked as much as it
could bear—not with wheat, corn, sheep or
cattle, but with peach trees. His neighbors,
do doubt, thought him foolish and visionary,
but he kept his own counsel. His second crop
of peaches yielded him sufficient to pay for his
land, and leave him a gain of four hundred
dollars besides. But this year his immense
peach orchards yielded him at the least calcu
lation, a clear profit of thirty thousand dollars.
—Augusta (Ga.) Republic.
Moonlight night—shady grove—two lovers—
eternal fidelity—young lady rich—young man
poor—great obstacle—young man proud—very
handsome—very smart—sure to make a fortune
—young lady's father very angry—won't con
sent—mother intercedes—no go—rich rival—
very ugly—very hard-hearted—lovers in a bad
fix—won't part—die first—moonlight again—
garret window opens—rope•ladder—flight—
pursuit—too late—marriage—old man in a rage
—won't forgive them—disowns them—old man
gets sick—sends for his cLughter—all forgiven
—all made up—young man getting rich—old
man dies—young couple get all the money—
live in the old mansion quite comfortable=—ha, e
' tittle children--much happiness. Finis.
We will not say that any who have the scold.
ing,propensity are absolutely incurable, but we
',Lew, some very obstinate cases. We also
know some persons who have such 'a happy
mental organization, that they never indulge a
petulant spirit. 'An anecdote will illustrate
Two thriving farmers, A. and 8., lived near
neighbors, whose wives were patterns of ener
gy, industry, frugality, neatness, &c. Each
had been married about fifteen years, and the
wife of A. proved to be a termagant, while that
of B. had not spoken petulantly since her mar
riage. These men were one day in the midst
of an interesting conversation, when the din
net-born from the house of Mr. A. was sound.
adpsnd ho said to B. "I must go at once, or
my wife will give me such a lecture." "I really
wish," replied 8., "that I could hear my wife
scold as yours does, for five minutes, just to
see how it would sound: for she has never ut
tered a crooked word, since our marriage."—
"0," said A., "get for your wife a load of crook
ed wood, and you will hear it, I warrant you;
for nothing makes my wife rare equal to that."
Farmer B. kept his own counsel,and when he
went to the forest to prepare his year's supply
of wood, he was careful to cut each crooked
stick on each side of the curve, so as to pre
serve it entire, and to throw all such sticks in a
seperate pile, subject to his order. When his
old stock of wood was consumed, he collected
an entire load of these crooked sticks, and de
posited then, at his door, and said nothing.—
When he came to dinner the next day, ho ex
pected the verification of the prophecy; but the
meal, as usual, was well cooked, and in good
time, and his wife came to the board with her
usual beneficient smile, and said nothing rela
tive to the wood. As the wood wasted away,
his curiosity and anxiety increased, till his wife
one day said to him, "Husband, our wood is
nearly exhausted; and if you have any more
like the lust you brought me, I wish you would
get it, for it is the best I ever had; it fits round
the pots and kettles so nicely."
Wanted—An Honest, Industrious Boy.
We lately saw an advertisement headed as
above. It conveys to every boy an impressive
'An honest, industrious boy' is always wan.
ted. Ho will be sought for; his services will be
in demand; he will be respected and loved ;
be will be spoken of in terms of high commen
dation; he will always have a home; he will
grow up to be a man of known worth and es
He will be wanted. The merchant will want
him for a salesman or a clerk; the master me.
chnnic will want him fee an apprer.:l,:e cr a
journeyman; those with a job to let will wanthim
for a contractor; clients will want him for a
lawyer; patients fur a physician; religious con
gregation, for a pastor; parents, for a teacher
of their children, and the people for an officer.
He will be wanted. Townsmen will want
him as a citizen; acquaintance as a neighbor;
neighbors as a friend, families as a visitor; the
world as an acquaintance, and, girls want him
for a beau, and finally for a husband.
An honest industrious boy I Just think of
it boys, will you answer this description? Can
you apply for this situation ? Are you sure
that you will be wanted ? You may be smart
and active, but that does not fill the requisi
tion—are you honest You may be capable—
are you industrious? You may be well dress
ed, and create a favorable impression at first
sight—are you both honest and industrious ?"
You may apply fur a 'good situation'--are you
sure that your friends, teachers, and acquain
tances can recommend for these qualities?—
Oh, how would you feel, your character not
being thus established, on having the words
'can't employ you.' Nothing else will make
up for the lack of these qualities. No readi
ness or aptness for business will do it. You
must be honest and industrious—roust work
and labor; then will your 'calling and election'
for profit and trust be made sure.
Cruelty to Horses.
The Eartern Mail, Waterville, Maine, has a
capital article on this subject, of which the fol
lowing is a part:
'Teasing a blacksmith's shop, some time
since, we stopped to admire a beautiful horse
belonging to Mr. S., as it stood waiting for a
set of shoes. No wonder that horse was a pot—
and none but a bold man would dare abuse him
in the presence of his owner. When the flies
made him a little restive at the driving of the
first nail, the smith flew into a passion, and
dealt blow after blow with his hammer, with
the fury of a madman. The owner did not
know how the blood came upon his horse's
nose, or those bunches upon his ribs—but we
"It is doubtless a legal question—it is cer
tainly a moral ono—how far a man has a right
to vent his fury upon a 'balky' or a vicious
horse. We say fury, because nothing renders
a passionate man so frantic as a contrary
horse. We have seen a mere looker on turn
pale with anger, while the man with the whip
would foam at the mouth like a rabid dog. To
those who have not seen it, this is beyond cred
it; those who have, it is strange. For such
men the law against cruelty to animals was
provided, and upon all such it is the positive
duty of the ministers of the law to see it exe
gam' There aro times when the seal of every
one is oppressed with the weariness of living.
Whatprofit Lath a man of all his labor whichhe
taketh under the sun? LivingOo most who live
earnestly, is like rowing a boat hard up stream;
it is full of excitement and stimulus to the vi
gorous arm and determined eye. There is joy
in strife, and pride in overcoming. But still,
there are hours when the oar slackens and the
arm is listless. One does not want for ever to
contend with the mad race of waters, and longs
to put out of the current into some quiet cove
whee the sunbeams glitter in golden tinge,
and overhanging trees make green shadows
and soft whisperings —it longs for a teat.
A Dutobnian Abroad.
"Hello, friend, can you tell me the way to
Reading?" enquired a downeaster the other
day of a Pennsylvania Dutchman, whom ha
found hard at work beside the road a few milos
"0, yaw, I could tall you so pesser as any
pody. You must first turn de parn round, de
pritch over and de prook up stream, ten de
first house you come to ish my proder Haus'
pig porn; dat ish de piggest parn dere ish upon
dis road; it ish eighteen feet von way, and eigh
teen feet back again. Mi. proctor Hans
thought to thatch it mit shingles, but ho sold
dem, and so he shingled it mit straw and clap
board it mit rails; after you go py my prodor
Han's pig pars, de next house you come to ish
a hay stack of corn stalks, pill of straw, but
you must not stop dero too. Den you goes
along till you come to tree roads, you tako any
of dem tree roads and den you kit lost. Den
you musht kit over de fence into a great pig
pen mit no fence round it. Den you take de
road upon your right shoulder, and go down
as far as do pritch, den you turn right pack
agin. Ven you ish comin' back, you come py
a house dat stands right alongside of a little
yeller tog. He runs out and says pow, wow,
wow, he duo, and piles a little piece out of
your leg, den he runs and shumps into au emp
ty pig pen dat hash four sheep in it. Don you
look away up on do hill down is do swamp
tere, and you sees a pig white house painted
red, mit two front doors on de pack side; well,
tero ish core my proder Hans lives, and he can
tell you so pesser as I could. I don't know."
"Wall, I swow, by hokey, mister, you are
about as intellergeut as aunt Jeminy; but I re
kou as how yeou,don't know her though, she's
dumb. But I say yeou, why don't yeou dig out
them pesky weeds, hey?"
"0, dear me, I has had very pad luck. Von
or two slays nest week, mine proder Han's
pumpkins proke into mine pig patch, and yen
I drove dem to home, every tam pumpkin in de
field catch up von little piece of pig iu his
mouth, and ten dey run through te toyful, as if
de fence was after dem, and a post stumbled
over me, and I'm almost kilt, I am."
"Whew! Dew tell!"
"Den I finks as how I musht take me a
scow, so I goes to Reading, and tells Kottereen
if she would take me for worse as petter, and
she asks me 'yaw,' So I takes him home, and
eat seven quarts sour krout, and vent to ped
well enough, but de next morning she shumped
op teed! She vos a very heavy loss; she weigh
more as dree hundred and seventy pounds.—
Den my leetle poy takes sick and tied. 0! I'd
rather give tree shillings, as to have dat hap.
den. He was so fat as putter. Den my hens
come home mit dere ears split, and mine hogs
all come home mit nine of dem missin."—Pk.
(rpm, _ _
A Practical Joke.
At Long Wharf, Boston, the fishing smacks
throw their fish into pits, with sides perfectly
water tight, and rising to the decks, while the
bottom of the vessel, is perforated with holes.—
A couple of Irishmen who wanted work suppd•
sing those pits to be sunken vessels, asked the
privilege of pumping them out.
The two tars aboard, who were first class jo•
kers, perceiving the mistake of the Hibernians;
replied yes, and asked their price felt. pumping
the smack dry. A bargain was struck for a
dollar and a half, a pump was procured, and at
work the two men went, ono pumping while
the other bailed with a bucket.
An hour passed ou and still they worked,
occasionally wondering how deep the hole was,
and how much water remained still in the ves
sel. The two sailors in the meantime had gomi
up to the wharf, as they said on business.—
The captain, who was absent at the time the
bargain was made came on board, and finding
the men still hard at work, with the perspira
tion pouring off their faces, inquired what they
'Pumping out the ship," was the reply.
"Pumping out the ship," said the captain.
"Yes, sir, an' u mighty dope one she is en.
tirely," said one of the perspiring Emeralders;
as ho panted away at the pump handle. "Sure
I'm a thinkin' it'll be night before we get her
"Night !" said the captain, beginning to
roar with laughter as he discovered the joke
that had been perpetrated during his absence.
"Night, why, you will not get through till you
have pumped out Boston Harbor I"
"Ere then explained the matter to the labor
ere, who resumed their coats, vowing ven
geance upon the sailors who had "desaved"
them. _ _
Gun at Sundown.
It is well known to our readers that it is the
practice to give a morning and evening gun at
the military station at West Point, the reports
of which, unless a strong northimly wind pre
vails, are plainly heard in this village. A few
days since, a gentleman on the Point took into
his service a verdant son of the Emerald Isle.
On the first day of his service he was startled
by the report of the evening gun, as it revert).
orated through the Highlands, awakening the
mountains' slumbering echoes, and anxiously
inquired of his employer the cause of the ex
plosion, and was told that it was the "sundown
gun." "Ooh, bless me," exclaimed Pat, "and
does the sun make such a divil of a thunder as
that going down in this country?"—Newberg
Goon.—A young lass who went to a camp
meeting and came back full of the revival
Which they had, and who did nothing the fol.
lowing week but Sing,
'Shout! shout, we're gainingground r
She had the tune so pat, that :Mahe said was
but a continuation of that song, and not nnfre•
quently the rhyme was too long for the tune
Old Jowler slipped in and took 'a bone off the
table, and just as he was making for the door,
she sung out—
'lf you, &get go out I'li kraal you dove,
You nasty diairin' flop ear'd. bound,
0, Glom Hallelularr