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■ _tivattngboll ,o/virtmil, 1 . 1 . ...„ , VOL. XXIV. EISCELLANEOES ADVERTISEMENTS Scrofula, or King's Evil, a constitutional disease, a corruption of the blood, by which this fluid becomes vitiated, weak, and poor. Being in the circulation, it pervades the whole body, and may burst out in dinese on any part of it. No organ is free from Its attacks, nor is there one which it may not destroy. The scrofnlous taint is variously, caused by mercurial disease, law living, dis ordered or unhealthy food, impure air, filth and filthy habits, the depressing vice., and, above all, by the venereal infection. What ever be it. origin, it is hereditary in the con stitution, descending from parents to children unto tho third and fourth generation ;" indeed, It seems to be the rod of Him who says, 4.1 will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon their children." 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BELE6T POETRY JEANIE MOIIRISON. BY MIL MOTHERWELL I've wandered east, I've wandered west, Through many a weary way ; Sot never, never ran forget The love o' young day I The fire that's blawn on Beßene e'en, May wool be black gin Yule, But blacks, fa' remains the heart Where first fond hive grows cool. 0 dear, dear Jeanie Morrison, The thochts o' bygane years Still fling their shadows ower my path, And blind my eon with tears. They bl.nd my eel, wi' snot, sant tears, And snir and sick I pine, As memory idly summons up The blith blinks o' lung sync. 'Twas then we luvit ilk ithec weal, "I'was then we ton did part ; Sweet time—sad time l twit bairns at sehule, Two bairns, and but ae heart I 'Twas then we sat on no laigh kink, To lair ilk ither Tear ; And tones, and looks, nod smiles wore shed, Remembered evermair. I wonder, Jeanie, often yet, When sitter of that oink, Cheek tot:chin' cheek, loot' locked it: tool, What our wee heads could thick ? When IWO: bent dour ower no braid page, Wi' ae bake on our keen, Thy lips were on thy lesson, but My lesson was in thee. Oh, mind ye how we hung our heads, llow cheeks brent red wi' shame, Whene'er the liClll, weans laughite said, We choked thegither hame ? And mind ye o' the Satu.days, (The scale then skaili at noon) When we ran nfl' to spent the braes— The broomy braes o June ? My head ries routed and round about, My heart flows like a sea ; As roe by ILIIC the thuchts nab back 0' srule time, and o' thee. Oh, inornin' bile ! oh, morniti luve ! Oh, lichtseme days and tang, When hinnied hopes mound our hearts Like simmet blossoms sprang ! Oh, mind ye luve, Low aft we left The denvin' dinsome hem, To wander by the green burnside, A.nd hear its water croon ? The simmer leaves hung ewer our heads, The flowers ber,:t round our feet, And in the gloamin' o' the wood, The throssil whuslit sweet ! Tho thlossil the IVUOII, a Awe. with nature's heart in tulle, Concert,' harmonies ; And on the knowe a bone the burn, For Lours thegither snt, In the silentness o' joy, till bath Wi' very gladness ;rat. Ave, nye, dear Jeanie Morrison, Tears trickled doun your cheek, Like dewthends on a rose, vet mute Had oily power to speak That was a time, n blessi,l time. When !tenets were fresh mid young, When freely gushed nil feelings forth, Chsyllabled—unsung. I marvel, Jeanie Morrison, Gin 1 hue been to thee AB elimely twined wi' eaeliiitt thuelds, As to line been to ? Oh 1 tell me gin their music fills Thine ear its it does mine ; Oh ! say gin e'er your lienet grows grit \Vi' dreamkgs o' tang Nylle. 7 I've wandered east, I've wandered west, I've borne a weary lot ; But ill my wandering, far or hen., Ye never were forgot. The fount that first. burst frac this befit Still travels on its way, And channels deeper as tt ries, The luve of isle's young day. 0 dear, dear JeaLte Mt•rison, Since we were sindered young, I've never seen your fare, nor heard The music o' your tongue ; But 1 maid hug all wretched tens, Alid happy could I dee, Did I but ken your heart still dreamed 0' bygone days and me l StLEGT sTaRY. THE AWKWARD HUSBAND. ST WILLIAM 0. EATON, A. terrific scream announced that Phile mon Stagg hod planted his blundering foot on one of Mrs. Stagg's corns, (or the third time that morning, and so exaspera ted was that lady—for she was a lady, not withstanding what followed—that for the first time is her life, she raised her little loot, and gave her awkward husband a fierce kick! You might think there was a rote in ;bat faintly in consequence—and so it was, although Mr. Stagg was consci ous of his faults, and thought that the kick was intended as a substitute for what was worse, a scolding. He was surprised, however,; but he did not escape so easily as he imagined. 'Blundering, awkward creature! What !wee I done that you shculd be always treading on my feet? I declare I don't know what crime such suffering is intend ed for. I shall be a cripple one of these days, Philemon, as sure as you are born, I Or 'My dear Laura, it pains me as much as it does you, I assure you.' '0 pshaw!Sinypathy is cheap. 0 dear!' 'There seems to be a fatality about it.' said the ashamed Stagg hanging his head. .1 could almost cut cal my feet to prevent such accidents.' 'Pin sure my feet are not no large that they shOnlit'always be in the way,' ahe murmered, looking with vanity at her lit- On Mines° understandings, HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1859. kl know it, love. The fact is, they aro so small one can hardly see them.' He thought this might put her in gond humor. Dead failure, it was a rebellious and revengeful corn. `And yours are so big that I tremble whenever you come within a yarn of me. 0, my poor feet !' It was a melancholy fact that Mr. Stagg was a rare example of blundering awk wardness. He was one of the be=t natur ed persons alive. Clumsy animals are generally the easiest tempered. But Mrs. Stagg did not believe this to be any atone ment, for whenever Stagg moved, things animate or inachnate were in jeopardy.-- In doors or nut, ruin and confusion mark ed his presence. Be loved his wife dearly and kept so near her. that her feet bore witness and paid the penalty. That day by way of , recompense, he took her out to ride, and it would have been a very happy drive, if he had not, several times more, crushed her feet, as they were admiring the scenery. She began to cry, and her tears were only stopped by his !tangling both his ponderous teet out of the vehicle. But as his peculiar fate would have it, the position was unfavora ble for his timing. which at the best was miserably poor and awkward, and be be gan to drive against everything that came along; now on this side, now on that— clink, grate, jar, bang, jerk, crash ! ex ecuting unheard of manceuvres, with such a want of judgment, that Mrs. Stagg at last began to implore of him: .'l'ake in those feet again, do Philemon. Better to have my feet amputated than break my neck.' lle obey-d, but drove worse than before and alter provoking the anger of drivers all along the road, he finally settled the question of life and death, by smashing against a heavy mail coach s'iattoring, and upsetting his own leant, and remaining behind with his wife and the body, while the horse galloped ahead with the ahafie to and w'•re glad to get !tome again -1 ii you what I'll agree to, wile, said lie, after n lecture; .1 agree to give you the most beautiful shawl you can find in the city, if I tread upon your feet again once, within a fortnight. I'm determined to break inyself of the habit.' Singular to relate, Ile became so watch ful during that period, that Mrs. Stagg had no cause to complain, no that scoro, or rather hapcore. But a certain amount of awkwardness was doomed to be his,— Though he now approached her only nt arm's length, she, in view of the shawl, not coring if he approached an rear as usual, and gave her one crush—though he dared not sit beside her. nod. though when they walked out, he kept continually leak down, and trembled - vhen lie felt the broadest circumference of her hoop-skirt , and not withstanding other look outs in proportion; Stagg was Stagg, in every other respect, and much anguish woo the result. 'There he goes again !' shrieked she, next day, 'tumbling down stairs, Me:ci- Cul heaven, Philemon, have you broke your neck?' ahe cried, rushing out into the hall. Not much, my dear,' he replied breath lessly, picking himself up at the fo it of the staircase; "but I've nearly mashed my head.' And he put his hand to that erratic magazine, which was essentially bumped, and profusely bleeding. 'O, my poor Philemon ! You are almost killed! Take my arm. Here, Mary! John!' 'Look out for your fest, Laura,' was his rudent remark. 'l'd rather not plaster iny wounds wilt' a thousand dollar shawl.' Stagg was not very seriously hurt, and was able to be out and about next day.— Taking a walk together. Stagg had no less than three altercations with ped , strians, against whom his clumsy way of locoino lion had precipitated himself and wife, in such a manner as to make it seem inten tional. Ile floundered along like a great, fl ip-eared elephant, and it was hardly possible not to mistake his walk for an im pudent swagger. Yet all was innocent in him; and in one of the disputes, where he lied bounced one man against another and that other against two ladies, both of whim were thrown down in the contact, their gallant showed fight, when Stagg stepped in with the remark that, did it!' where upon all three pitched into him, and would have made Stagg stagger, but for the in terposition of the two ladies, and the ex planation of Mrs. Stagg that "he was such a clumsy creature!' Comfortable companion, he, for it prom inade ! Mrs. Stagg like eve)) , sensible woman who has a just regard for her health, was partial to going abroad to FOUR , the fresh air, when other duties said yes; and before the first week was ended, she trusted herself with her husband, in a ssil. boat—he to manage it—he, of all men in the world ! Perhaps she was thus trusting, from the consideration that certain amphibious ani mals, which are awkward on land are very graceful, expert, and au fait upon the mi ter, but after she was upset, by his blun dering management of the sails and arrived home dripping wet, she didn't think Stagg was a monster of that amphibious genus, at least. The husband prided himself upon his adroitness in the perlarmance of little do mestic chores, and when the fit was on him you should have marked how Mrs. Stagg did shake. He raised the 'deuce, and broke things all around generally, with the best of intentions. Mary being sick, and John on a visit to Ida Aunt Betsy, Stagg undertook the twin. figment of household affairs ' , for on, day only,' Mrs, Stagg at his heels all the tuna lest he should tumble the house over, and set tt on fire. In his hurry, he poked the grate with the handle of the shovel, threw the ashes, into the yard instead of the barrel, and flinging it against the wind, nearly put out Mrs. Stagg's eyes as well as his own. He drove a nail with the bottom of a por vace. and left the atoms to tell the Isle. Ile wiped his razor on the most m. terePting leaf in her album—poetry writ ten by a former lover—she vowed it was intentional. Thinking, nt one time that she approached too near, with her feet. he started back and fell into a looking-glase which reached from floor to ceiling, caus ing a multiplication of his beautiful image, anything but satisfactory to either of them• `Gracious heaven-- Philemon -•-stop' Now you have ocine your day's work-- a good many hard days work, in halts day ! Now do map !' 'Pity, Laura, but can't be••.' Helped, he was going to any, just as he was helninff - ^ • ,to ped the decanter lett of port, upon pet, a magnificent Bruuela with a white ground, and it was ruined forever. This dampened his ardor in the ems, of housework, and he desisted for the day both he and his wife agreeing that he had done enough. But justice must hit done to Mr. Stagg's disposition. Sad accidents did not ruffle his temper even when others were at fault, and the scold ings of his wife made no iin pressnm upon him of an unfavorabie na ture, Ile sinurely mourned ,iyer his ele phantine ino.ions, and had charity for oth ers. And amid all his dire blunders du ring that terrible f^rtnight of probation. to Mrs. Stagg' a regret, there was ono blun der lie did nut muke—he did not step on her feet. 'So I suppose I have lost lay shawl, after all,' she said, pettishly, at the end of two weeks, wish I hadn't to tde the promise,' he , for it was that which caused me to make hall the blunders I have commit ted. My mind, my dear, was continually runnt ng on your feet. Singular anomaly• •Though your feet were present, my mind was always absent.' `lt is nothing to joke abaut. It is your huge hoofs which are to blame, nut my feet—alt 0!' Philemon Stagg had trodden upon her leer once more ! 4 Great powers ! have I begun • again ? IVill I never stop treading on your feet ? I'll get a rope and hang myself. ; Fit get It platoon of soldiers to charge bayonets upon me--it ought to be the "awkward quad," too. 0, my dear, poor wifo, take care of your feet•--•you are a martyr to my clumsiness, a...' 'Don't you say toe martyr interrupted she, quickly and fiercely, a sudden id's oc curring that he was making fun of her ; ICI, you unfeeling creature, I only wish the world knew of my sufferings with y0u.... You trample upon me all the time•-•there is no end to it. 1 wish I could get a di vorce. I wish you thought half us much of my feet, as you do about an old new shawl. Awkward I I wish I was born without feet!' I wish I had been. I solemnly declare !' exclaimed M r. Sing, in an outburst of des peration. 'l'd have 'em sawed off now, if it would end nay misery. But I suppose I should be treading on you with my stumps!' Bad as she felt, hugging her foot, Mrs. Stagg could not control her laughter at this last remark, her husband's evident sinceri ty and lachrymose look, caching her mirth the more. She laughed lung and loud, and finally no joined her; and the nex t day she had more reason to laugh, for she got the shawl; a kindness which has ever since so impressed Mrs. Stagg, that sho takes care of her fret herself . AND MOR. The Last Joke. 'This is a great country for jokes, and we have just had one which is too good to keep. Early this morning there was ad• ded to our company of travelers a pair who looked very like runaways ; the gen tleman, a tall, raw-boned specimen, of the half-horse, half alligator class, and the la. di a full match for him. Among the pas sengers from Napoleon is a solemn looking gentleman, who had all along been taken for a preacher. About nine o'clock last night I was conversing with the 'reverend' individual, when a young man stepped up, and addressing him remarked: 'We're go• trig to have a wedding, and would like to have you officiate.' All right, sir, he re. pli..d laughingly, and we stepped into the ladies cabin, when, sure enough the caup• le stood availing. There had been some 'kissing games,' and several mock mama ges gone through with during The eve ming, and I supposed that this was merely continuation of the sport; and su thought l the 'preacher,' who, I could see, had a good deal of humor in hint, and was in clined to promote general good feeling and merriment, The couple stood before him a great deal more solemn than was ne cessary iu a mock marriage, I thought, and the 'preacher' asked the necessary questions, and then proceeding in the usu al way, pronounced them 'husband and wife.' There Ives a good deal of fun af. terwards, and when it was over I left the cabin..-and so did the 'preacher,' who re marked to me that he liked to sec young fulks enjoying themselves, and took a deal of pleasure to contributing to their fun ; but lie did not understand why they should select hint to act as preacher. Just the n some nee called me aside, and the old gen tleman Stepped into his state room, which was next to mine, When I returned, the door stood o en C.Pd qitir 16 ; 011. Lieniti: who had played the 'attendant,' and who, as I came up, remarked, 'Well, if that is the case, it's a good joke ; for they are in dead earnest, arid have retired to the same room.' The old gentleman raised both his hands as he exclaimed, 'Good Heavens ! you don't tell me so,' and rush- Mg, just as lie was, boot in hand. to the state room indicated rommenced an assault on the door us if he would batter it down, exclaiming at each lick: 'For Heaven's sake, don't, I ain't a preacher!' 'l'he whole cabin was aroused, every sta. o room flying open with a slam ; when the door oponctl, and the Arkansas traveler, poking out his head, coolly remarked, 'Old hoss, you'er to lute ! Legal Advice. A gentleman ordered a suit of clotho from a tailor, and spcially enjoined him that they [mist be made by the next Tues day, and that they must be mad? in the fi nest style, and that unless the tailor could have them ready to a cortainty, beyond a peradventure, to the day, that he must not undertake them ; but Snip promised faith fully that they should be finished, ad dirn. Tuesday came and no clothes , the enra ged man flew to the cabbage man's house, and said : What's the reason that my clothes were not ready as you promised ? here, you have kept me in the city at a loss of time and business only to disappoint me ; n.,w, if we Into you in our part of the coun try, I tell you what they would call you ; they would soy you were a perfect squirt.' The knight of the goose explained that the only competent workman he had capa ble of making the suit, had a wife lying at death's door, and he could not possibly leave her. The outraged gentlemariwas not able to smoth r his disappointment, and berated the tailor soundly for failing in his positive promise. The ninth fraction of the genus holm could not stand this, and plainly told his customer to go to the caloric regions of Pan. demoni u n. The e ustonier, red with rage, rushed across the street to a lawyer, and in an ex cited, vehement and hurried manner, said : 'Do you know Snip, the tailor across the s, ay here ?' Yes,' replied Brief. Well, now, I want your advice,' said the gentleman ; '1 want to know what you woulu do in such a case. That iinfainous stitch•louse has not only kept me here in the city on expense to the great detriment of my business, ant' disappinted me in a suit of clothes, but, when I went to rem on. atrate with the fellow about it, what do you suppose the impudent rascal told the ? He told the to go to h--I With these words the gentleman laid CO on the desk, and said, 'Now what would you do 1' 'Do you mean this fora retainer 1' said Brief. 'Yes.' "l'hen,' said Brief, putting the money In his pocket, , he told you to go to Well, I advise you not to go. There is, moreover, no statute or local law that can compel you to a specific performance. I soy don't you do it. An Editor in a Fix. k little story is told by the Cleveland Leader illustrating the absent mindedness of the famous editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greely, Horace was slopping at the house of a friend in Alle gheny city, and there being a number of visitors present, a large fruit basket was passed around filled with large luscious apples. A young lady, the daughter of the host, approached the eccentric editor while he was engaged In animated con_' versation with a gentleman upon the sub ject of "protection to manufactures," (a I I subject upon which Greely is particularly enthusiastic ; ) and politely requested him to partake. Horace was in the middle of the to him, all absorbing topic, and me chanically reached out his hand and cont.! tnenced transferring the huge pippins from the dish to the left hand rear pockets of his frock coat. The blushing lady could' not well remove the dish while the sllus• trims guest manifested a disposition to keep on helping himself, so there she stood in the middle of the parlor, the group, of course, " the observed of all observers," there, Greely, after hay. I ing depos:ted some half dozen in said pock et, 'held her with his glittering eye,' talk ing volubly all the tune, and totally un conscious of everything but his subjeq, while making a frantic, but abortive (if not fruitless) effort to get another Newton I in the already alarmingly distended pock. et. The damsel thought this the oppor• tunity to escape from the dilemma cy. Suddenly shifting the apple to the oth. er hand he commenced rapidly filling the oth er p,,eket, which process he continued until the entire contents of the dish were exhausted. By this time G:tiely's Ms. tern pockets contained about a peck and caused his coat tails to form something near a right angle with his back. Al though every one in the room was convu I. sad either laughter, or the excru• cutting effort not to laugh, Horace kept on the even tenor of his discourse, in bliss ful unconsciousness, and did not discover his mivtake 'till he attemped to sit down, when he was as much astonished as the Yankee who unexpectedly planted him. , self in die middle of a sring•bottom sofa, and leaped into the air with horror at hav• ing, as he supposed, 'squat on somebody': baby.' Slick and the Ladies. 'Cousin John, how did your wife hurt her back so 7 I declare it makes me feel awfully to see what a great hump she's got growing since she cum away from Connecticut.' With that cousin John looked at her, and larfed a little, but I could see he didin't feel just right : and atter a minit he said sez he, 'I - lush cou• sin, you must not speak so loud ; it's true Mary has put on too much bustle, but it's the fashion, you see.' I looked around, and, true as you live, there warn't is gall in that room that hadn't her back a stick ing out jest the same way. Such a set of critters I never did put my eyes on, and yet they all stood about a smiling and a talking to the fellers, as if nothing ailed them, poor things ! I never see a set of folks dressed so and so awfully stuck up as they were. Some of the gals had feath ers in their hair, and some had flowers or gold chains twisted among their curls, and I didn't see ane there that wasn't dressed up in her silks and satins, as crank as could be. As for men, I thought I should have haw•hawed right out a lafin to see some of 'em. Then. was one chap tal king to Miss Beebe, with his hair paned from :he top of his head down each side of his face, and it hung down behind all over his coat collar like a yoting gal's just t,efore she begins to wear a comb, and there was two bunches of hair stuck out on his upper lip right under his nose, lik a cat's whiskers when she begins to get her back up, Every dine he spoke, the hair kinder riz•up and moved about, till it was enough to make one crap all over to look at him. Think sez 1, if it wouldn't be fun to see that varmint try to eat. If he didn't get his victuals tangled up in that bunch of hair, he must know how to aim &Mired straight with his knife sad fork.•.-Sant, Slick. 4(r` Wives are cheap in Delaware.— The Georgetown Messenger relates that one was sold in that State the other day for $1 and a dog NO. 24, MISOELLANFOUS. Cruelty of the Slave Code, That such inhumanity as is narrated be low by a Washington correspondent of the New York Evening Post, is permitted by the laws of the District of Columbia, is a disgrace to the nation : .paid Manuel Mason and his wife were the slaves el a white woman, living a few miles out of the city. A few years ago Manuel was taken sick with imflamatory rheurnAtism, and was given up by the doctors as incuratile. Under these circum stances his mistress offered to sell him for $3OO. Nobody would touch him at that. price. Finally she offered to give cripple his freedom for $3OO, he to pay her in in. stalments. Ile accepted the offer, and paid off the entire sum in due course of time. Ile partially recovered hie health hired the time of his wife for so much a year, that she might keep house for him in Washington. They raised alarge num ber of children at their own expense, but invariably at about the age of ten years the mistress took away each child and sold it off or appropriated it to her exit use. At last only one child was left-4 little Ben,' He was, like all youngest children, a favorite—the baby—the comfort of the old folks. In September last one of our new police approachea the small dwelling of Manuel Mason in search of 'little Ben' for the lost child must be taken to minister to the vera cious appetite of the monster, Slavery.— Benjamin was m'ssing, however, 'Phe father never had him in his power or pos• sesioa for ono moment, yet he was sud denly arrested for harboring a slave ! • Tha law dates 1807, under which he was taken, and the literal penalty is 'one hun dred pounds of tobacco per hour ' for each hour of harboring a slave. You_ ill ner. itou to aunt his boy , and upon his neglecting to do this he was thrown in. tn jail. Although no evidence was offered against liim, yet the Justice would not let Mason out on any less bail than $l5OO, which was furnished by a kind-hearted citizen of the district. A jury very vulok ly brought in a verdict of guilty, though with no more evidence of guilt than is to be found in this letter. Mason was reman ded to jail, where for days he lay without a bed, and all the time with scant clothing. He lay in jail forty•nine days before Judge ' Crawford would design to sentence him.— The sentence was to pay n fine or *166,60; being $1,67 for every hour the slave was . harbored—one half of said amount to go to the use of the owner of tho slave, and the other half to the United States.' I quote from the Judge's sentence as reported in the Xational Intelligencer. Mason was ; also sentenced to pay all the cost and to remain in jail till the entire sum was paid! The District Attorney was at last prevailed upi.n, to consent, upon ample security I that the money will be paid at she end of three months, to let the poor negro go, and no is at liberty again. In the meantime a petition is circula ting asking the Presid:nt to remit the fine, but without a shadow of hope for suc cess." THE FRANKII4O PRIVILEGE.—The fol lowing articles were not long since sent by mail to a member of Congress from Phil. adelphif at Washington. One wooden box, about a low square, labeled Dr.—'s Universal Remedy.' One jointed fishing-rod, carefully done up :n 17 . (2 . T . .1 paper. One Old Dominion Coffee Poi large size. These were to go as tree, mailable mat ter, but being of inconvenient shape to be pecked with letters, they were sent separ ately. The Post office Department, it will be seen, is doing a gratis express business, thereby doing a greet wrong to the Ex press Companies. Sending coffee-pots, fishing poles and quack medicines is about equal to sending home the a weekly wash,' as a Congressmen used to do, TO KILL BURDOCK AND OTHER. Noxious WEED/I.—The fence corners and road sides often abound with Burdock, Canada Thistle, Jamestown weed and similar un pleasant encumbrances. These may be killed out, root and branch, by cutting teem ofl at the surface of the ground, or an inch or two below, just at that period when growing with the greatest luxuriant° or about the time they are in full bloom ; repeat this a year or two and they will give no further trouble. No attention need Do paid to tho phases of the moon, but rather to the condition of the plant in its stages of growth. KICKING Cows.—Kicking cows can be cured of the habit, for the time being, and perhaps permanently, by hanging common draft•chain just forward blp:, before milking.