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SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. ridge, society, business, anti all earthly happi
ness and leaves the sufferer wrecked in body
HaPoIaTADY @um ®Yarav 1 t',"..tdirtV"4ll:godrilTl:l0 to consumption anti a
dreuded than depth it-
CONSUMPTION sell'. With the fullest confidence I assure the
unfortunate victims of Self-Abuse Out a'spemly
And all Diseases of the Lungs anti Throat, j and permanent cure can be °fretted, and with
AIM POSITIVELY '
the abandonment of ruinous practices iny pa
n'sCe C. be restored to robust, vigorous health.
CURABLE BY INHALATION . ! The afflicted are cautioned against the use of
Which conveys the remedies to the cavities in The
Medicines, for there are so many ingeni
the lungs through the air passages, RV coming ous snares in the columns of the public prints
in direct contact with the disease, neutralizes to catch and rob the unwary sufferers that loa
the tubercular Ratter, allays the cough, causes lions have their constitutions ruined by the Vila
l'ree and cosy expectoration, heals the lungs, compounds of rollick doctors, or the equally poi
purifies she blood, imparts renewed vitality to the sonous nestrums vended as "l'atent 11Iedicines."
nervous system, giving that tone and energy vs I hare carefully analyzed many of tlte so-called
ate tor the restoration of IRMO. To latent Medicines cud find' that nearly all of
e able to st confidently that Consumption them contain Corrosive Sublimate, which is one
curable by inhalation. is to men scarce of until- of the eti.enges, p repar „,i o „, of mercury and a
lay cc] pleasure. It is as much under the rt..- deadly poison, which instead of curing the dis
trol of medical treatment as any other lormid- ease disables the system for life.
able discaso ; ninety oat of ovary hundred (*a - Three-fourths of the patent medicines now in
so can be cured in the first stages, and fifty per use are put up by unprincipled and ignorant per
cent. in the second ; but in she third stage it is 'sons, who do no t understand even the alphabet
impossible to save more flint) five per cent., for of materitt inetlica, and are equally as destitute
the Lungs are so cut up by the disease as to bid of any knowledge of the human system, having
defiance to medical shill. Even, however, in the ; only one object in view, and that to make mon
last stages, Inhalation affords extraordinary re- reg „ r di ess of consequences.
Berm the suffbring attending this fearful scourge Irre g id ar iti ea an d all di seases of males and
which annually destroys ninety-five thousand females sr, used on principles established by
pCrSOIIS ill the United States alone awl cor- twenty years of practice, and sanctioned by
reel ett'culntiou shows that of the resent , thotrouttls of the most romathable cures. ifledi
lotion of the earth, eighty millions are destined ; nines with ii t directions scut to any part of the
to fill the Consumptive's graves. : United States and Canadas, by patients contnt-
Truly the quiver of death hes'e arrow so ro- Meeting thou' symptoms by letter. Business
tal as Consumption. In all [Resit has been the correspondence strictly confidential. Address
great enemy of liR, for it spares neither age nor J. SUMMERVILLE; M.
sex, but sweeps oil alike the brave, the beauti- OFFICE, No. 1131 FILBERT Sr., (Old N N0.109.)
ful, the graceful and th e By the help of lielow Twelfth
that Supreme Being from whom e.lioetit every
good and perfect gift, I am enabled to otter to ;
the afflicted a permanent and speedy cure at -
Consumption. The first cause of tubercles is
from Impure blood, and the immediate eaect pro
duced by their deposition ill the lungs is to pre
vent the free admission at air into the air cells,
whirl, causes it weakened vitality through the
entire system. Theo surely it is more rational
to expect greater good from medicines entering
the cavities of the lungs than those administered
through the stomach ; the patient will always
find the lungs lice and the breathing easy, after
Inhaling retnetlies. Thus, Inhalation is a local
remedy, nevertheless it acts constitutionally and
with more power and certainty than remedies
administered by the stomach. To prove the pow
erful and direct influence of this mode of admin
istration, chloroform inhaled will entirely de
stroy sensibility in a few minutes, paralyzing
the entire nervous system, so that u limb may be
antputottal without the slightest pain; inhaling
the ordinary burning gas will destroy life in a
The inhalation of ammonia will rouse the sys
tem when feinting or apparently dead. The o
dor of many of the medicines is perceptible in
the elite a few minutes after being inhaled; tool
may be immediately detected in the blood. A
convincing model' the cumtitutional effects of
inhalation, is the fart that sickness is always pro•
dam, by breathing foul air—is not this positive
evidence that proper remedies, carefully prepar
ed and judiciously administered titre' the lungs
Flit/tad prochtet die hwpmes,
eighteen years' practice, many thousands self,-
lug from diseases of the lungs and throat, have
been under my care, and 1 have etliteted many
remarkable cures, even after the sullerers had
been pronounced in the last stages, which lolly
satisfies the that consumption is no longer a fa
tal disease. Ply treatment of cOnsomption is
original, and founded on lung On/ellen.) and a
thorough investigation. Ply perfect acquaintance
with the nature of tubercles, fir., enables toe to
distinguish, readily, the various limns of disease
that simulate consumption, end apply the proper
remedies, rarely being mistaken even in a single
ease. This familiarity, in connection with cer
tain pathological nod microscopic discoveries en
ables MC to relieve the lungs from the elleets of
contracted chests, to enlarge the chest, purify
the blood, impart to it renewed vitality, giving
encrgy_ . nmf toile to the entire system.
11Glicines with full directions sent to any part
of the United States anti Canedns by patients
communicating their symptoms by letter. But
the cure would bc more certain it' the patient
should pay toe a visit, which would give me an
opportunity to examine the lungs unit enable me
to prescribe with much greater certainty, and
then the cure could be effected without my see
ing the patient again.
G. W. Git A. II A M , M. D
OFVICE, 1131 FILBERT STREET, (Old No. loo,)
August 5, ,857.—1 y.
Or nil disease ; the great, first cause
Springs limn neglect or Nature's la ties.
Wlten a cnrc IS guaranteed in all stages of
Self-Al:use. Nervous DebiMY, Strictures, (fleets,
Gravel, Diabetes, Diseases of tho Kidney and
Bladder, Mercurial Rheumatism, Scrofula,
Pains in the Bones and Ankles, Discuses of the
Lungs, Throat, Noso and Eyes, Ulcers upon
the Ihely or Limbs, Cancers' l
tic Fit,, St. Vita's Dance, trod all diseases ari
sing from a derangement of the Sexual Organs.
Such as Nervous Trembling, Loss of Memo
ry, loss of Power, General Weakness, Dimness
of Vision, with peculiar spots appearing before
the eyes, Loss of Sight, Wakefulness, Dyspep
sia, Liver Disease, Eruptions upon the Faro,
Pain in the back mad head, Female irregulari
ties, and all improper dischargmfrom bath sexes..
It ic , tters not from what cause the disease origi
n:, ,: Imweyer long standing or obstinate the
can, . cscortry it rOela;lt, and in it shorter time
than a pormanent cm can he ctliTted by any
other treatment, even after the disease has baf
fled the skill of eminent physicians and resisted
all their means of cure. The medicines are
pleasant without odor, causing no sickness and
Ilea from mercury or balsam. Daring twenty
years of practice, I have rescued from the jaws
of Death many thousands, who in the last sta
ges of the nhnvo tmnti.ed diseases had been
given up by their physicians to die, war
rants too in promising to the afflicted, who may
place themselves under my care, n perfect and
most speedy care. Secret diseases aro the
greatest enemies to health, as they are the fir,t
cause of Consumption, Scrofula and many oth
er diseases, and should be a terror to the hu
man family. Asa pertnanent cure is scarcely
ever effected, a majority of the cases tailing in
to the bands of incompetent persons, who not
only fail to cure the diseases but ruin the con
stitution, lilting the system with mercury, which
with the disease, hastens the sufferer into a ra
But should the disease and the treatment not
cause death speedily and the victim marries, the
disease is entailed npon the children, who aro
born with feeble constitutions, and the current
of life corrupted by a Yins which betrays itself
in Scrofula, Tetter, Ulcers, Eruptions. and oth
er affections of ale skin. Eyes, Throat and
Lungs, entailing upon them a brief existence of
stafering and consigning them to an early
Sell-abuse is another formidable enemy to
health, fur nothing else in the dread catalogue of
human dism.ses causes Bo destruefive ii draill
'upon the system, drawing its thousands avie
tims through a few years of sufliming down to an
untimely grave. It destroys the Nervlois sys
tem, rapidly wages away the energies of life,
causes mental derangement, prevents the proper
development of the system, disqualifies fur mar-
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" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1857.
[Published by Request. j
MAGGIE DV MY SIDE.
The land of toy home is flitting,
Flitting from my view,
A gale in the sails is sitting,
Toils the merry crew.
Here let toy home be,
O'er the waters wide ;
I roam with a proud heart,
Maggio's by my side.
My own love, Maggie dear,
Sitting by my side, •
Maggie clear, my own love,
Sitting by toy side.
The whirl howling o'er the billow,
From the distant lea;
The storm raging round my piliow,
Brings no care to me.
Roll on, ye dark waves,
O'er the troubled title,
I heed not your anger,
Maggie's by my side.
My own love, Maggie dear, Ste,
Storms can appal me never,
While her brow is clear
Fair weather lingers ever
Where her smiles appear.
When sorrow's breakers
'Round my heart shall bide,
Still may I find her
Sitting by my side.
My own love, Maggie dear, fie.
THE WABASH ROBBER,
In the summer of 1852, I was engaged
with a young man named Lyman Kemp
in locating land lots along the Wabash, in
Indiana. 1 had gone out partly for my
health, and partly to accommodate one
. wl» had ever been a noble friend to me
and who had purchased a good deal of
government land. At Logansport he was
taken sick and after watching him a week
found that he had a settled fever, and as
the physician said he would not probably
be able to move under a month, I deter•
mined to push on alone. So I obtained
a good nurse, and having seen that my
friend would have .everything necessary
to his comfort, which money could procure
I 141 him.'
As good fortune would have it, I found
a party of six men bound on the very
route I was going, and I waited one day
for the sake of their company. At length
we sat out, with three pack horses to car
ry our• baggage, and I soon found that I
lost nothing by waiting for my compan
ions were agreeable and unterprising.—
They were going on to St. Joseph's where
they had land already located, and where
they had Mills upon the river, intending
to get out lumber• during the remainder of
On the third day front Logansport, we
reached Walton's settlement on the Little
River, having left the Wabash on the
morning of that day. It was well on into
the evening when wo reached the log
built inn of the settlement, and we were
glad enough of the shelter—for ere we
had fairly got under the shelter, the rain
commenced to fall in great drops, and
thickly too. And more still, I had to be
thanhful for! My horse began to show a
lameness in one of his hind legs, and when
I leaped from the saddle I found that his
foot pained him much, as I could tell from
the manner is which he lifted it front the
ground. I ordered the hostler to bathe it
.with cold water, and went into the lonise
where we found n good substantial supper
and comfortable quarters for the night—
that is, comfortable for that section and
About ten o'clock.just after I had reti r
ad and just as 1 was falling into a graceful
dose, I was startled by the shouts of men
and the barking of dogs directly under
my window. As tho noiso continued, I
arose and threw on my clothes, and went
'What is it I asked of the landlord
who stood in the entry way.
.Ah—don't you know, stranger ?' the
host returned. 'You've heard of austus
Karl, perhaps ?'
Who in the West nt that time had not
heard of him—the most reckless, daring
and murderous robbur that ever cursed a
country. I told the host I had heard of
hiin ol ten.
ho resumed, , the infernal vil
lain was here this afternoon, and murder.
ed and rubbed a man just up the river.—
We've been out after hint but he's gin us
the slip. We tracked him as far as the
upper creek, and there he came out on the
bank, fired at us and killed ono of our
horses; uud then drove into the woods.—
We set the dogs us, but we lost him.' •
'And you've come back bottomless,' 1 I Ile wore a wolf skin shirt, leggins of red
replied. leather, and a bearskin can.
'Yes,' the landlord gr owled. 'But,' ho 'Which way ye bound, stranger ?' he
added, with a knowing shake of the head, asked in a pleasant tone.
'he can't run clear much longer. The , Down the river to Logansport,' I repli.
country is in arms, and he'll leave these ed as pleasantly.
huntings, or be dropped. "('hat's fortunate, I wish to go there
'What sort of a man is he ?' • myself,' the stranger resumed. 'What
'The very last man in the world you say you to my taking your second paddle
would take for Gus Karl. Ile's small— and keeping you company.'
not a bit over live feet six; with light cur- 'I should like it,' T told him frankly,
ly hair, a smooth white face, and not very 'l've been wanting company.'
stout. But Lord love ye, he's (pick as 'So have I,' added the hunter. 'And
lightning, and his eye's got fire in it. Ile I've been wanting some better mode of
dresses in all sorts of shapes, but general-, conveyance than these worn out legs thro'
ly like a COIIIIIIOII hunter. Oho! he's the the deep forest.'
very devil, I do believe.' Winne on,' I said, and as I spoke he
After the tub full of whiskey and %ea.! leaped into the canoe, and having deposit
ter which the host had provided was ed his rifle in the bow, he took one of the
drank, the crowd began to disperse, and paddles. and told me that lie was ready
shortly afterwards I went up aL.ain to bed, when I was. So we pushed off and were
and this time I slept on uninterrupted till soon clear of the whirlpool.
For an hour we conversed freely. The
I had just eaten breakfast and had gone stranger told me that his name was Adams
out to the front door, whoa it horseman and that his father lived in Columbus.
came dashing up to the place, himself ond Ile was out now on a mere hunting end
animal all covered with mud. It had prospecting expedition with some compa
been raining nearly all night. . Mons, who had gone on , to Logansport by
The first thing the new coiner did was . horse, and having got separated from them
to inquire for me. I answered at once the iin the night, had lost his horse in the bar
name; and he then informed me that Ly- I gain, Ile said that he had a great sum of
man Kemp could not live, and that he . money about his person, and that was one
wished tn see me as soon as possible! reason why he disliked to travel in the fo•
`Poor Lyman!' I murmured to myself. I rest alone.
'So young—so helpless—with no many j Thus he opened his affairs to me, and
friends and fond relatives in his far off I was fool enough to be equally frank. I
home—and taken down to . dio in a strange ! admitted that I had some money, and told
land !' I told the non I would set out on him my business ; and by a quiet anti en
tity return as soon as. possible. Ire ate i presuming course of remarks ho drew
some breakfast and then resumed his jonr. from me the fact that I had money enough
ney being as far up as the Potta•vatonti to purchase forty full lots.
border. j Finally the conversation lagged, and I
I settled up my bill, and then went for began to_ give my companion acloser sem
my horse ; but a bitter disappointment tiny. I sat in the stern of the canoe and
awaited me, I found the animal's foot Ite was about midships, and facing me.--
swollen very badly, and it pained him so lle was not a large man nor was ho tall.
he could hardly step on it. Ilad the road His hair was of a light flaxen hue, and it
been good, I should have been tempted to j bung M curls about his neck ; his features
Anfi.h.nntrunitit i ladOn i
the mud would be deep. I went to the photon very ug ta ut the c
host and asked him if lie could lend or sell face was not what one would call fair. It
me a horse. He could do neither. His was a cold, bloodless color, like pale mar.
only spare horse had been shut the night i ble. And for the first time too, I now look
before by the Wabash robber. There ed particularly at his eyes, They were
was not a horse in the place to he obtained grey in color and had the brilliancy of gin.
fur any amount of money. I returned to ring ice. Their light was intense, but bold
and glittering like a rattle-snake's. When
the stable and led my horse out, but he
could not even walk without great pain. I thought of his age, I set him clown for
could not use him, I was in great des- not much over thirty
, I.onk,'said 'nine host, as I began to des
pond 'can't ye manage a canoe ?'
'Yes, very well,' I tuld him,
'Then that's your hest way. The cur
rent is strong this morning, and wi h
stroko of the paddle 'mould take ye along
as fast ns a horse could wide through the
triad. You shall have one of my canoes
for Just what it is worth, and ye con sell
it at Logansport fur as natal.'
I ceught the proposition instantly, for
I now that it woo a good one.
'lf ye daren't shoot the Rapids,' lidded
the landlord, 'ye can cosily shoulder the
canoe and pack it round. 'Tis'nt far.' -
I found the boat to be well fashioned
'dug out,' large enough to bear four men
with eane, end I of once paid the other
his price—ten dollars--and then had my
luggage brought down. I gave directions
about the treatment of toy horse and then
put off. The current was quite rapid—
say four or five miles on hour, but not oft
turbulent and I soon made up any tonal
that this won tar better than riding on
horn-back. The banks of the river were
thickly covered with large trees, and I
saw game plenty, and tome than once 1
won tempted to fire the contents of my
pistols tat some of the boldest .varments ;'
but I had 110 time to waste, so I kept on.—
Only one thing was wanting, and that
was a companion ; but I was destined to
hod one soon enough.
It was shortly after noon, and I had just
eaten my dinner of bread end cold meat,
when 1 came to a place where the river
made an abrupt bend to the right, and a
little further on I came to a broad basin
where the current formed a perfect whirl.
pool. I did ton notice it until toy canoe
got into it, and I found myself going round
instead of going ahead. I plied my wood
paddle with all my power, and soon suc
ceeded in shooting out from the rotary
current; but in so doing I run myself up
on the low sandy shore, The effort had
fatigued Ina not a little, and as I found my
bark thus surely moored I resolved to rest
a few minutes.
I .had been in this position tome ten
minutes when I was startled by bearing
a foot-f a ll close by me, and on looking up
I now a man ut the aide of my boat, flu
was a yoring looking pereen, not over two
and thirty : and seemed to be a hunter.--
Suddenly a sharp, cold shudder ran thro'
my frame, and my heart leaped with a wild
thrill. As sure as fate—l knew it—there
could he no douln—l had taken into my
canoe, and into my confidence, Gus Karl,
the Wabash Robber! For a few moments
I feared my emotions would betray me. I
looked carefully over his person again, and
I knew that I was not mistaken. I could
!ook back now and see how cunningly he
had led me on to a confession of my cit.
cunistances—how he made me tell my af-
fairs, and reveal the state of my finances.
What a fool I had been ! But it tens too
late to think of the past, I had enungh to
au to !ook out for what was evidently to
I at length 'nonage(' to overcome all. my
ontward emotions, and began to watch my
cempaniou trance sharply and closely. My
pistols were both handy. and I knew thoy
were in good order, for I hod contained
them both in the forenoon when I thought
of tiring at some g,nme. They were in the
breast pocket of my (nut, which pockets
had been made on purpose for there, and I
could reach them at an instant. Another
hear passed away, and by that lime I lard
become assured that the-Tubber would 'nolo
im attempt upon me until after nightfall.
fie said it would be convenient that they
to oth together, for we could run all
t(i : .;lit, for one could steer the canoe while
the other slept,
~A ye," I added with a smile, "that is
good fur 1110, for every hour is valuable. I
would not miss of meeting my friend for
"Oh—you'll meet him, never fear," said
Ah—he spoke that with too much mean.
ing. I understood it well. I knew what
that sly tone nod that strange gleaming
of the eve meant. lle meant than he we'd
put me on the road to meet poor Kemp in
the other world ! I wondered only now I
had not detected the robber when I first
saw him, for the expression of his face was
so heartless, so icy—and then Ins eyes had
such a wicked look—that the most unprac
ticed physiognomist could not have foiled
to detect the villain at once.
During the rest of tho afternoon of° con
versed some, but not so freely us before. I
could see that the villain's eyes tVere not
so frankly bent upon ins us be spoke, and
then seemed inclined to itvoid toy direct
glances. Tht:se inoviThents on his port
were not studied, not even intemional ; but
they were instinctive, as though his very
nature led him thus. At length, night
came on. We ate our supper, and then
smoked our pipes, and finally my compa
nion proposed that I should sleep before
he did. At first I thought of objecting,
but a view told me that! had better behave
us though 1 tho't him an honest roan ; so I
h g reed to his proposition. lie took my
sent at the stern; and having moved fur
ther forward, and having removed the
thwart upon which my companion had
been sitting, spreading my cloak in the ea':
noe, and then having placed my valise for
a pillow, I laid down. As soon as possible
I drew out one of my pistols, and beneath
the cover of a cough cocked it. Then I
moved my body so that my right arm '
would be at liberty, and grasping my wea
pon firmly with my finger upon the guard
I drew up my mantle, slouched my hat
and then settled down for my watch.
Fortunately for me, the moon was up,
and thought the forest trees threw a shad
ow upon me, yet the beasts fell upon
Karl. I could see his every movement.
We were well into the Wabash, having
entered it about three o'clock.
'You will call me at midnight,' I said
'Yes,' he returned.
'Good night—and pleasant dreams. I'll
have you further on your way than you
think ere you wake again.'
•Perhaps so,' thought I to myself as I
lowered my head and pretended to lower
myself to sleep.
For half an hour my companion steered
the canoe very well, and seemed to take
but little notice of me ; but at the end of
that time, I could see lie became more un
easy. I eninmenced to snore with a long
regularly drawn breath, and un the instant
the villain started as burls the hunter
when he hears the tread of game in the
But hark ! Ahar—ther
um , - nr9rB
1,1.111 - rt. my 1-n tit 'gat
shoot the wrong man; but it was now
gone. As the fellnw stopped the motion
of the paddle. I distinctly heard his inut
`Oho, my dear sheep—you little dream•
ed that Gus Karl was your companion.
But 11,11 do you n good turn. If your
friend is dead, you shall fallow him, and
I'll take your traps to pay yuur passage t o
I think these words were the very ones.
At any rate they were their drift. As he
thus spoke he noiselessly drew in the pud
dle, nod then rose to his feet. I saw him
reach up over h s loft shoulder, and when
- he brought his hand buck he had a huge
bawte•lntife to it, I could see the blade
gleam in die pale moonlight, and I saw
Earl run his thumb along the edge, and
my breathing was (turd. It was whh the
utmost exertion that I could continue my
snoring, but I managed to do it without
interruption. Slowly and noiselessly the
foul wretch approached me Oh ! his step
would nut have awakened a hound—and I
saw his long gleaming knife was half rin
sed. I could hear his breathing.
and I could hear the grating or his teeth
its he versed himself for the streke.
The villain was at my side, and he
measured the distance from his hand to
my heart with his oye. In his left' hand
he held a thick handkerchief all wadded
up. Hutt was to stop my mouth with !
Every nerve in my body was now strong,
vial my heart stood still as death. 01
course my snoring ceased ; and at that in
stant the huge knife was raised above my
bosom ! Quick as thought 1 brought my
pistol up ! the muzzle was within a foot of
the robber's heart— he uttered a quick cry
sail' the bright blade in the moonlight,
but it came not upon me. I pulled the
trigger, and the last fear was past. I had
thought that the weapon might miss fire,
but it did not. There was a sharp report
and as L sprang up and back 1 heard a
fierce yell, and at the same moment the
robber fell forward, his head striking my
feet as it came down.
Weak and faint I sunk back, but a sud
den tipping of the canoe brought the to
my senses, and I went aft and took the
paddle. As soon as the boat's head was
once mote right I turned tuy eyes upon the
form in the bottom of the canoe, end I saw
it quiver, only a spasmodic movement, and
then all was still.
All that night I sat there nt any watch
and steered any little bark. I had any
second pistol ready, for I knew not surely
that the wretch was dead, He might be
availing to catch mu off any guard, and
then shoot ow. But the night passed
slowly and drearily away, and when the
morning broke the ferns had not moved.
'Meta I stepped Itzravard anal found that
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I Gustus Karl was dead. He had fallen
with his knife true to his aim, for it had
struck very near the spot my heart must
have been, and the point was driven so
far into the solid wand that I had to work
hard to pull it out, and harder still to un
clasp the marble hogers that were closed
with dying madness about the handle.
Swiftly flowed the tide, and ere the sun
again sank to rest I'finifreacheil Logans
port. The authorities knew the face of
Gustus Karl at once, and when I had told
them my story, they poured out a thou
sand thanks upon my head, A purse was
raised, and the oflbred reward put into it,
and tendered to me. I took the simple
thanks of the gene rous citizens, while the•
remainder I directed should be distributed
among those who had suffered most from,
the Wabash robber's depredations.
I found poor Kemp sick and miserable.
He was burning with fever, and the doctor
had shut him up in a room, where a well
man must soon have suffocated.
'Water Water! In God's name give
me 'water !' he gasped
'Haven't you had any l' I asked.
Ho told me no. I threw open the win
dow, sent for a pail of ice -water, and was
on the point of administering it, when the
old doctor cone in. He held up his hands
in horror, and told me 'twould 'till the
sick man. But I forced him back, Kemp.
drank the grateful beverage. Ile drank
deeply and then slept. The perspiration
poured from liken like rain, and when he
awoke again his skin was moist, and his
fever was turned. In eight days from that
time he sat in his saddle by my side,
and together we started for Little River.
At Walton's settlement [ found my horse.
wholly recovered, and when I offered to
pay for his keeping, the host would take
nothing. The story of my adventure on
the river had reached there ahead of me,
and this was the•landlord's gratitude.
The Portland Argus states that the til
-1 mates of one of the largest mansions in
that place Were lately surprised to find a
large number of bees flying about in one
of the upper rooms. As she_ljitjejejlgdr,a.
urahst was sett for to invef tigate the inat
ter. On elm-ring one of the rooms he ex
clatined—,4You have honey somewhere
here," and proceeded to search for it.—
On removing the fireboard he discover,
ed that one flue of the chimney was full
of honey-comb, which was hanging down
into the flre•place, and the honey drop
ping front it ; proceeding to the top of the
house to sound the chimney, he found the
flue fell of the comb to the top, and the
bees still ut work. In the other room ho
found it the same ; one flue of the chim
ney was full, and the bees were industri
ously nt work there also. These flues of
the chimney have never been used ; they
were perfectly dark, a stone having been
placed on the top of each flue. The bees
had descended the adjoining, flues and
found small holes about ten inches front
' the top of the chimney, lending into th.o•
closed flues, and through these holes they
had made their way in and out. They
havens is supposed, occupied these pla
ces for three years ' tiering been kept
warm in the winter by the heat from the
adjoining flues. On restoring the fire
board, the bees seeing the great light
which had broken in upon them, descen
ded to the room and gathered on the win
dows until they were covered to the thick
ness of three inches. It is estimated that•
there are in the two flues from 40,000 to
50,000 bees, and Frain two to three thou
sold pounds of honey.
The Dead Wife.
In companion with the loss of a wife,
all other bereavements•are trifles. The
wife, she who fills so large a space in the.
domestic heaven, she who is so busied, so
unwearried, bitter, hitter is the tear that
falls on her clay. You stand beside het
grave and think of the past; it seems au
amber covered pathway, where the sun
shone upon beautiful flowers, or the stars
hung glittering overhead. Fain would the
soul linger there. No thorns aro retnem
bered above the sweet clay, save those
your own hued may have unwittingly
planted, Her noble tender heart lies open .
to your itlintyt sight. You think of all
her gentleness, all beauty and purity. But
she is dead. dear head that has so
often laid upon your bosom, now rests up
on a pillow delay. The hands that ad
ministered so untinngly, are faded, white
cold, beneath the gloomy portals. The
heart whose every heat measured an ewe,.
silty of love lies under your feet. And
there is no white arm over your shoulders
now—no speaking, face to look up In the
eye of love—no trembling lips to murmur
—"'oh, it is too sad !" There is a strange
hush in twery room ! No smile to greet
you at nightfall-- mid the clock ticks. and
ticks ! It was sweet music when she
could bear it. Now it seems to knell
only the hours through which you watch
ed the shadows gathering upon the sweet
face. But many a tale it telleth of joys
past, sorrows, shared, and beautiful words
registered above. You feel that the grave
cannot keep her. You know that she is
often by your side ; an angel presence.—
Cherish those emotions ; they will make
you happier. Lot her holy presence be as
charm to keep you from evil. In all new
and pleasant connections give her a place
in your heart. Never forget what 5114
has been to you—that she has loved yog.
13e tender of 'tor memory.