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Scrofula, or King's Evil,
is 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 disease on any part of it. No organ is free
kom its attacks, nor is there one which it may
not destroy. The scrofulous taint is variously
caused by mercurial disease, low living, dis
ordered or unhealthy food, impure air, filth
and filthy habits, the depressing vices, and,
above all, by the venereal infection. What
ever be its origin, it is hereditary in the con
stitution, descending " from parents to children
unto the third and fourth generation ;" indeed,
it seems to be the rod of Him who says,
will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon
their children."
Its effects commence by deposition from the
blood of corrupt or ulcerous matter, which, in
the lungs, liver, and internal organs, is termed
tubercles; in the glands, swellings; and on
the surface, eruptions or sores. This foul cor
ruption, which genders in the blood, depresses
the energies of life, so that scrofulous constitu
tions not only suffer from scrofulous com
plaints, but they have far less power to with-
Mend the attacks of other diseases; conse
quently, vast numbers perish by disorders
which, although not scrofulous in their nature,
are still rendered fatal by this taint in the
system. Most of the consumption which de
cimates tho human family has its origin directly
In this scrofulous contamination ; and many
destructive diseases of the liver, kidneys, brain,
and, indeed, of all the organs, arise from or
are aggravated by the same cause.
One quarter of all our people are scrofulous;
their persons are invaded by this linking in
fection, and their health is undermined by it.
To cleanse it from the system we must renovate
the blood by an alterative medicine, and Ms
vigorato it by healthy food and exercise.
Such a medicine we supply in
Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla,
the most effectual remedy which the medical
skill of our times can devise for this every
whereprevailing and fatal malady. It is cont.
bined from the most active remedials that have
been discovered for the expurgation of this foul
disorder from the blood, and the rescue of the
system from its destructive consequenees.
Hence it should be employed for the cure of
not only scrofula, but also those other affec
tions which arise from it, such as Mumma
Rtoscitea, 13tAixs and Botts, Tenons, 'Futrell
and SALT Russet, SCALD HEAD, Mtn:moan,
TIM on Inman aeon. The popular belief
in 4. impurity of the blood" is founded in truth,
for scrofula is a degeneration of the blood. The
particular purpose and virtue of this Sarsapa
rilla is to purify and regenerate this vital fluid,
without whirls sound health is impossible in
contaminated constitutions.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
are so composed that disease within the range of
their action can rarely withstand or evade them
Their penetrating properties scorch, and cleanse,
and invigorate every portion of the human organ
ism, correcting its diseased action, and restoring
its healthy vitelities. AB a consequence of these
properties, the invalid who is bowed down with
pain or physical debility is astonished to find his
health or energy restored by a remedy at once ea
simple and imming.
Not only do they elms the every-day complaints
of every body, bat also many formidable and
dangerous diseases. The agent below named is
pleased to furnish gratis my American Almanac,
containing certificates of their cures and directions
for their use in the following complaint.: costive
ness, Heartburn, Headache arising front disordered
&mach, Nausea, Indigestion, Paul in and Morbid
Inaction of the Bowels, Flatulency, Loss of Appe
tite, Jaundice, and other kindred complaints,
arising from a low state of the body or obstruction
of its intition..
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Hoarseness,
Croup, Bronchitis, Incipient Consump.
tam, and for the relief of Consumptive
Patients in advanced stages of the
So wide is the field of its usefulness and so nu
merous are the cases of its cures, that almost
every section of country abounds in persons pub
licly known, who hove been restored from alarming
and even desperate diseases of the lungs by its
use. When once tried, its superiority over every
other medicine of its kind is too apparent to escape
observation, and where its virtues are known, the
public no longer hesitate what antidote to employ
for the distressing and dangerous affections of the
pulmonary organs that are incident to our climate.
While many inferior remedies thrust upon the
community have failed and been discarded, this
has gained friends by every trial, conferred benefits
on the afflicted they can never forgot, and pre•
doted cures too numerous and too remarkable to
be forgotten.
DR. J. C. AYER &
IMRE READ, Agent Huntingdon, Pa.
Nov. 16, 1858.--Iy.
$4O 00
Pays for a full course in the Iron City College,
the largest, most extensively patronized and
best organized School in the United States.
367 students attending daily,
March, Mill : _
Usual time to complete a full coure, from 6
to 10 'melts- Eve!) , Student, upon graduating
is guaranteed to be competent to manage the
.13oOlcs of any Business, and qualified to earn a
salary of from
$5OO to $lOOO.
• Students enter at any time—No Vacation 7
Revie tv at pleasure.
Preminnss for best Penmanship
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awarded in 1851,4,
half price.
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close two letter stamps, and address
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Journal office.
Oh Colombia, the gem of the Ocean,
The home of the brave and the free,
The shrine of each patriot's devotion,
The world offers homage to thee.
Thy mandates make heroes assemble,
When liberty's form stands in view,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the red, white and blue.
When borne by the red, white and blue,
When borne by the red, white and blue,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble,
When borne by the red, white and blue.
When war waged its wide desolation,
And threatened our land to deform,
The ark then of freedom's foundation,
Columbia rode safe through the storm.
With her garland of victory o'er her,
When so proudly she bore her bold crew,
With her flag proudly floating before her,
The boast of the red, white and blue.
The boast of the, &c.
The wine nap, the wino oup bring hither,
And fill you it up to the brim,
May the wreath they hare won never wither,
Nor the star of their glory grow dim.
May the service united never sever,
And hold to their colors so true,
The army and navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.
Three cheers for, &c.
God of the Free! to thee we look,
As looked our sires in days of old,
When on thy breath invoked by prayer,
Their banner for the Right unrolled.
That glorious banner still is ours ;
Our falchions like their own shall start,
When Freedom's seutinekrumpet calls,
To find the impious tyrant's heart.
Their sacred homesteads still we own,
And still the wave of Plymouth rolls,
The hymn of Justice, Labor, Right,
And blest Peligion in our souls.
Their mighty mission was not left
By them in vain for no, for we,
Heirs of e continent. are yet
Subduing mountain, vale and sea.
How proudly on our march we go,
With Washington's own flag unfurled;
The blood of all the world is here,
And he who strikes us strikes the world.
Then wave thine oaken bough, oh North!
Oh, South I exulting lift thy palms ;
And in our Union's heritage
Together sing the Nation's psalms.
The old farm house wore n quiet, pleas-
ant look, as the setting sun gilded its small
windows, over which the luxuriant grape,
vines were carefully trained. In the open
door sat the farmer. with a little morocco
covered book in his hand, on which his at
tentiln laud been fixed fur the last hour,
He was a man of method and order—old
Richard Heath—and aside from his regu
lar account. books, which he always kept
with scrupulous care, he always set down
in his little book, in the simplest manner
possible, all his expense, (no very compli,
cated amount by the way : ‘,,und all he had
received during' the year, hi the metal as
he said, not by the way of trade.
The last account he had just reckoned
up, and the result Nos highly satisfactory,
if one might judge from the pleasant ex
pression of his face as he turned to his
wife and addres.ed her by her pretty, old
fa,hioned name.
~ Millicent," said he, this has been n
lucky year. How little we thought when
we moved to this place, twentylivo years
ago, that we should ever get five hundred
dollars a year out of the rocks', barren
66 it does pny for a good deal of hard
work," said she, ' 6 to see how different
things look now from what 'hey did
"Now, I am going to figure up how
much we have spent," said Mr. !leash ;
don't make a noise with your knitting
needVs, 'cause it puts me out."
The wife laid by her knitting in perfect
good humor, and gazed over the broad rich
fields of waving grain which grew so tall
around the laden apple trees, that they
looked like massive piles of foliage. Hear
ing her own name kindly spoken led her
own thoughts far back, to the past ; for af
ter the lapse of twenty-five years the sim
ple sound of the name site bore in her youth
means more, to a wife, than all the pleas
ing epithets of dearest and darling, so lav
ishly offered in a long past courtship.
Very pleasant was the retrospect to Mil
licent Heath. The picture of the past had
on it seine rough places, and some hard
trials, but no domestic strife or discontent
marred its sunny aspect. There were faces
en it—happy children's faces, without
which no r life picture is beautiful. Soft
blue eyes shone with unclouded gladness,
and wavy hair floated carelessly ever un
written foreheads.. She forgot for a me
ment, how they were changed, and almost
fancied herself again the young mother,
and tiny hands stole lovingly over her bo
som, and young heads nestled there as of
The illusion vanished quickly, and she
sighed; the thought of her youngest born,
the reckless boy who had left her three
years before for a home upon the sea; once
only had %icings reached her of the wan
derer. The letter spoke of hardships and
home sickness in that light and careless
way that reached the mother's heart more
surely than repining and complaint. To
know that he suffered. with a strong heart
with noble and unyielding resolution. gave
her a feeling of pleasure, not unmingled
with pride.
'lre will surely como back," murmured
the affectionate mother to herself; "and I
read the paper so carefully every week,
that if it says anything about tha ship Al
fred sailed in, I shall surely see it."
"Mrs. Beath," said her husband inter
rupting her meditations somewhat rudely,
we hate spent thirty dollars mere than
usual this year; where can it have gone
to ?"
"'l'ho new harness," suggested Mrs.
Heath ; .‘ that don't come every year you
" Well, there's twenty dollars accounted
"We had the carriage fixed up when you
bought the harness," continued his wite.
'I Well, that was eight dollars ; that is
twenty•eight we don't spend every year,
—but the other two, where can they have
gone I'
Glancing his eye over the pages of the
memorandum book, he exclaimed
"I'll tell you whet 'tis ; the newspaper
costs just two dollars, and we can do with
out it. It isn't anything to cat, or drink,
or wear. I don't do anything with it, and
you only lay it away up in the chamber.
It may es well be left out as not, and I'll
stop my subscription right away."
"Oh," said his wife " you don't know
how much I set by the newspaper. I al
ways have a sort of a glad feeling when
you take it out of your hat and lay it on the
kitchen mantle.piecep just as I do when
some of the children come home; and
when I ant tired I sit down with my knit
ting work and read, I can knit just us well
when I'm reading, and feel so contented.
I don't believe Queen Victoria herself
takes more solid comfort than I do sitting
by the east window, on a summer after-
noon, reading my newspaper."
'But you are just as well off witho ut
ii," answered her husband, for want of any.
thing else to say.
never neglect anything else for read
ing do If" asked Mrs. Heath mildly.
"No, I don't know as you do," answered
her husband; .'but it seems an extra like--
I shall stop it," ho milled, in a tone that
showed plainly enough ho wished to stop
the conversation.
"1 shall lake the paper," remarked his
wife, "if 1 have to go out washlyg to pay
for it."
This was not spoken angrily but so firm
ly that Mr. Heath noticed it, though by
no means remarkable for discernment in
'lost metiers. It sounded so different
front her usual quiet ""as you think best,"
that he actually stopped a moment to con
sider whether it was at all likely she would
do as she said.
Mr. Heath was a kind husband, ns that
indefinite description is generally under
stood; that is, he did not beat his wife,
and always gave her enough to eat. Moro
titan that, ho had certatn regard for her
happiness, which already made him feel
ashamed of his decision, bet like many
other men wits have more obstinacy than
wisdom, he could not hear to retract any.
thing, and above all to be convinced that
ho was wrung by a woman,
However, with a commendable wish to
remove the unhappiness he had caused, he
suggested that, as the papers were care
fully saved, and she had found them in
teresting, she could read them over again,
beginning at January and take one a week
through the year--they would just corns
out even, he concluded, as if it were a
singular fact that they should do so.
Notwithstanding the admirable proposi
tion, he still felt some uneasiness. It fol
lowed him, as be walked up the pleasant
lane to the pasture, and it made him
speak more sharply than was his wont, if
the cows stopped when he was driving
them home, to crop the grass where it was
greenest and sweetest on the sunny slope.
It troubled hun till he heard his wife call
him into supper, in such a cheerful tone,
that Ito concluded eho didn't care much
about the newspaper after all.
About a week after, as Mr. Heath was
mowing one morning, he was surprised to
see his wife coining out, dressed as if for
a visit.
"I am going," said she, 'no Spend the
day with Mrs. Brown, I hioe left plenty
for you to eat;" and so saying, she walked
rapidly on.
Mr. Heath thought about it_ just long
enough to say to himself, "she don't go
a visiting to stay all day owe a year hard
ly, and it is strange she should go in hay.
frig time."
Very long the
.day seemed to him; to
go in for luncheon, dinner and supper,
and to have nobody to speak to; to find
everything so still. The old clock ticked
stiller than usual, he thought; the brood
of pretty white chickens that were almost
always peeping around the door, had wan
dered off somewhere, and left it stiller yet;
he even missed the busy click of the knitting
needles that were apt to put him out so,
when he was doing any figuring.
'•1 am glad," he said to himself, es he
began to look down the road at sunset,
"that Millicent don't go a visiting all the
time as some women do—there, she is
just coming,"
"How tired you look," said he, os she
came up; "why didn't you speak about it
and I'd have harnessed up and coma , after
'1 am not tiredl she answered, but
her looks belied her; indeed her husband
declared she looked tired for a day or two
after. .
What was his gloat amazement to see
her go away the next Tuesday in the same
manner as before.
To his great dissatisfaction everything
seemed that day to partake of his wife's
propensity for going away. " k man don't
want cold fond in hay time," said he as
he sat down to dinner. In the same grum
bling mood, he recounted the mishaps of
the morning, which seemed to be much
after the manner set forth in a certain le
gend of olden time, fur he embellished his
recital by allusion to
" The sheep's in the meadow,
The cow's in the corn,"
adding that they wouldn't have been there
if Mrs. 11. lied been at home, because
she'd seen them before they got in, and
helloed, She would have seen the oxen
before they got across therviver, and eaved
him the trouble of getting them back,—
But after tracing all the untoward events
to tier absence, he said to himself consol
ingly. " [guess she won't go any more,
she always was a home body."
Mrs. Heath did go again though, and
again, and the day she \vent for the fourth
time, her husband took counsel with him
self, as to what he should do to "stop her
gadding." Seated on the door step, in
the shade of the old trees, he spent an
hour or two devising ways and measures,
talking aloud all the time, and haying
the satisfaction of hearing nobody dispute
It is hard to think of her getting to
be a visitin' woman" said he, "and it's
clear it tint right—keep her at home, I've
read in the Bible, (old Richard's Bible
knowledge was somewhat confused, his
quotation varied slightly from the scriptu•
ral phrase,' keepers at home,') but it says
too," he added, with the true, sincere
man, '‘ that husbands must set great store
by their wives and use them well. I won't
scold Millicent; I'll harness up and go for
her to night, and coining home, I'll talk
it all over with her, and tell her how hod
it makes me feel, and if that don't do, I'll
try—something else."
accordence with his praiseworthy
resolution, he might have been seen about
sunset, hitching his horse at Mr. Brown's
door; for, strangely enough, Mrs. Heath's
visits bud all been made at the same place.
Going up to the door, he stopped in amaze
ment at seeing his wife in the kitchen,
just taking off a great woolen wash apron,
and putting down her sleeves which had
been rolled up for washing. He listened
and heard her say as she took some mon
ey from Mrs. Brown, " I won't be so that
I can do your washing again."
"It has been a great favor to have you
to do it while I have poen poorly," said
Mrs. Brown, it and ('in glad to pay you
for it. This makes four times, and here's
two dollars. 'Tis just as well that you
can't come again, for I thintc I shall be well
enough to do it tnyself."
"Two dollars, just the prise of the news
paper," exclaimed Mr. Heath as the
truth flashed across him. Rather a silent
ride they had home, till at last he said.--
" I never was so ashamed in my life."
"Of what 1" asked his wife.
Why, to have you go out washing; I
ain't so poor as that comes to."
"Well I don't know," replied the wife,
"when a man is too poor to take a newspa
per, his wife ought not to feel above going
out washing."
Nothing more was said on the subject
at that time, though some ill feelin4 fin
gered in the heart of each. The making
up was no nawkish scene of kissing, em
bracing and crying, such as romantic wri
ters build their useless fabrics with, but as
Mrs. Heath was finishing her household
duties for the night, sho said quietly—
'• I don't think I did quits right, Rich
I don't think I did either," respond•
ed the husband, and so the spark was
quenched which might have become a
scathing flame, blighting all the domestic
pence under their humble roof,
The sequel shows that Millicen: paid
her two dollars, and continued to take the
pier, and by it heard of the return
of the ship her we sailed in. She imme
diately proceeded to the city at which
it had arrived, and there, after diligent
search, found her son Alfred„ prostrate
upon a bed of sickness, among strangers,
apparently neglected, and near unto
death's door. But by kind attentions
and untiring watchfulness of a fond mother
he was restored to health and to his be.
loved home.
From that time forward the farmer ap
preciated the value of, and always took the
newspaper, and paid for it, and oonsidered
the two dollars which he thus paid yearly
the most valuable investment he made of
t is money.
Why is rain water soft ? Because it is
not impregnated with earth and minerals.
Why is it more easy to wash with soft
water than hard? Because soft water
unites freely withsoap and ciosolves it, in.
stead of decomposing it as hard water
Why do wood ashes make hard water
soft ? Ist, Because carbonic acid of wood
ashes combines with the sulphate of lime
in the hard water, and converts it into
chalk ; 2d, wood ashes also convert some
of the soluble salts of water into insoluble,
and throw them down as a sediment by
which the water remains morn pure.
Whv has rain water such an unpleas•
ant smell when it is collected in a rain
tub or tank? Because it is impregnaied
with decomposed organic matters washed
from the roofs, trees or casks in which it is
How does blowing hot foods make their.
cool I It causes the air which has been
heated by food to change more rapidly, and
give place to fresh cold air.
Why do ladies fan themceives in hot
weather! That iresh particles of air may
be brought in ccntact with their fare by the
action of the fan; and as every fresh par
ticle of air absorbs same heat from the skin,
this constant change maker them co •
Does a fan cool the air? No, it makes
the air hotter, by imparting to it the heat
from our face; but it cools our face by
transferring its heat to the air.
Why is there Owns n strong draft under
the door and through the crevices en each
side ? Because cold air rushes from the
hall to supply the void in the room caused
by the escape of warm air up the chimney
Why is there always a strong draft thro'
the keyhole of a door? Because the a ir
in the room we occupy is warmer than the
air in the hall; therefore the air from the
hall rushes through the keyhole into the
room, and causes a draft.
Why is there always a draft through the
window crevices ? Because the external
air, being colder than the air of the room
we occupy, rushes through the window
crevices to supply the deficiency caused by
the escape of the warm air up the chim
If you open the lower sash of a window
there is more draft than if you open the
upper sash. Explain the reason of this.
If the lower sash be open, the cold exter
nal air will rush freely into the room and
cause a great draft inward; but if the up
per sash be open, the heated air of the
room rushes out, and, of course, there will
be less draft inward.
Why is a room best ventilated by open.
to g the upper sash? Because the hot vi
tiated air, which always ascends towards
the ceiling, can escape more easily.
By which means is a hot room mare
quickly cooled—by opening the upper or
lower sash? A hot room is cooled more
quickly by opening the lower sash, because
the outer air enters more freely into the
lower part of the room where it is colder.
Why does the wind dry damp linen?—
Because dry wind, like a dry sponge,
bibes the particles of vapor from the cur•
face of the linen as fast as they aro formed.
Which is the hottest place in a church
or chapel? The gallery.
Why is the gallery of all public places
hotter than the lower parts of the build.
ings? Because the heated air of the build-
ing ascends ; and all the cold air which
can enter through the doors and windows
keeps to the floor till it has become hea
The Various Modes of Shaking Hands.
1. The pump handle shake is the first
which deserves notice. It is executed by
taking your friend's hand, and working it
up and down, through an area of fifteen
degrees, for about a minute and a half.—
To have its nature, force and character,
this shake should be preformed with a fair,
steady motion. No attempt should be
made to give it grace and still less vivaci
ty, as the few instances in which the lat
ter has been tried, have uniformly resul•
ted in dislocating the shoulder of the per
son on whom it has been attempted. On
the contrary, persons who are partial to
the pump handle shake should be at some
pains to give an cquable, tranquil movement
to the operation, which should on no ac
count be continued after perspiration on
the part of your friend has commenced,
2. The pendulum shako may be men.
honed next, as being somewhat similor in
character; h-at moving, as the name indi
cates, in a horizontal line towards your
friend's, and after the junction is effected,
rowing with it, from one side to the other,
according to the pleasure or the parties.
The only caution in its use, which needs
particularly to be given, is not to insist on
performing it to a plane, strictly parallel
to the horizon, when you meet with a per
son who has been educated to the pump
handle shake. It is well known that peo
ple cling to the forms in which they have
educated even when the substance h, sac
rificed to them. I had two uncles, both
estimable men, one of whom bad been
brought up in the pump handle shake,
and another had brought home the pen
dulem from a foreign voyage. They met,
Soloed hands, and attempted to put them in
motion. They were neither of them fee
bin men. One endeavored to pump and
the other to paddle ; their faces reddened ,
the drops stood on their foreheads. And
it was at least a pleasant illustration of the
doctrine of the composition of forces, to
see their hands slanting into an exact aia
gond ; in which line they ever after shook ;
but it was plain to sea there woo no cordi
ality in it and, as is usually the case with
compromises, both parties were disconten
3. The tourniquet shake is the next,
in importance. It derives its name from
the instrument made use of by sur
geons to stop the circulation of the blood in
a limb about to be amputated. It is per
formed by clasping the hand of your friend
as far as you can in your own, and then
contracting the muscles of your thumb,
finger and palm, till you have induced any
degree of compression you may propose
in the hand of your friend. Particular
care ought to be taken, if your own hand
is as hard and as big as a frying pan, and
that of your friend as small and soft an a
young maiden's, not to make use of the
tourniquet shake to the degree that will
force the small bones of the wrist out of
place: It is as seldom safe to apply it to
gouty persons. A hearty young friend of
mine, who had pursued the study of geol
ogy and acquired an unusual hardness and
strength of hand and wrist by the use of
the hammer, on returning I rom a scientific
excursion, gave his gouty uncle the "tour
niquel" shake with such severity as had
well nigh reduced the old gentleman's
fingers to powder; for which my friend
had the pleasure of being disinherited—as
soon as his uucie's fingers got well enough
to hold a pen. •
4. The cordial grapple is a hearty, bois
terous agitation of your friend's hand, ac
companied with moderate pressure and
loud, cheerful exclamations of welcome.
It is an excellent travelling shake, and
well adapted to make friends. It is indis
criminately performed.
5. The Peter Grevious touch is oppo•
sed to the 'cordial grapple.' It is a pensive,
tranquil junction, followed by a mild sub
sultory motion, a cast down look, and an
inarticulate inquiry after your friend's
6. The prude major and prude minor
are nearly monopolized by ladies. They
cannot be accurate:y described, but are
constantly to be notified in practice. They
never extend beyond the fingers, and the
prude major allows you to touch them on
ly to the second joint. Considerable skill
may be shown in performing these nice
variations, such as extending the left hand
instead of the right, or stretching a new
glossy kid glove over the finger you ex
I might go through a long list, sir, of the
grip royal, the saw mill shake, and the
shake with malace prepense ; but they are
only factitious combinations of the three
fundamental forms already described as the
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pump handle; the pendulum and the tour
niquet. I should troublu you with a few
remarks in conclusion, on the mode of sha •
king hands as an indication of character,
but as 1 see a friend coming up iht ave
nue, wha is addicted to the pump handle,
1 dare not tire my wrist by further wri
blind pbrenolog!st in town, who is great
on examining bumps. A wag or two got
one of our distinguished judges, who thinks
a good deal of himself, and has a very
bald head, which he generally covers with
a wig, to go to his rooms the other day, and
have his head examined. Wags and Judge
" Mr. 8.." nays one, " we now have
brought you for examination a head as is
a head ; we wish to test your soience."
"Very well," said the phrenologist,
"place the head under my hand."
" He weary a wig," says one.
"Can't examine with that on," replied.
the Professor.
Wig was accordingly taken off, and bald
head of highly expectant Judge was placed
under manipulations of examiner.
What's this 1 what's this 1" said phre
nologist; and pressing his hands on the
top of the head, he said, somewhat rut
fled, "Gentlemen, Clod has visited me with
afflictior. ; I have lost my eye-sight, but I
am not a fool ; you can't pass this off on
me for a head."
SINGING IN SLEEP.—We heard a child
trying to sing in sleep. The storm's ar•
tillery was thundering against the gable
end of the house, and the timbers shook
in distress, but the innocent sleeper, away
out in the pathless flower grounds of a
child's dreams, broke forth in half defined
..0 Lil-y, sweet L-i-l-y,
Weet Lily Da-ale, ale, a—"
"Lord God," was the prayer of our
heart, "that I could go out, too, to the Ely
sian fields where the Shepherd of souls
leads the little ones of his flock by the per
petual rivers of peace and joyl" But we
could not go. Age had built a defensive
Wail of the huge blocks of years; a gray
hair was laid items the stile„ and wo could
not ascend, a golden ladder leaned agains t
the wall, but Time, with his destroying
scythe, stood on the thirty•third round,
and we could not pass, Yet we heard the
'ice of children, singing in the paradise
of you t h.— Trinity Journal.
did 'baccy come from, Patrick ?' inquired
'Why, from '➢leaky; where else?' he
replied, 'that sent us the first potaty.—
Long life to it for both, say I.'
.What sort of a 'Voce i$ that I wonder?'
Merikv tt is? They tell me its mighty
sizeable, Moll darlin.' I'm towld that yer
might ro.vl England through it, and it
would hardly make a dint in the ground.
There's fresh water oceans inside of i t
that ye might dround our island in, an' as
for Scotland you might stick it in a corner
of their forests, and never find it except
(or the smell of whisky. If I had only a
trifle of money, I'd go anti seek my for
tune there.'
CUT THIS OUT. -A correspondent of
the London Literary Gazette, alluding to
the numerous cases of death from acci
dental poisoning, adds : "I venture to at
firm there is scarce even a cottage in this
country that does not contain an invalua
ble, certain, immediate remedy for such
events: noth;ng more than a double spoon
ful of made mustard, mixed in a tumbler
of warm water, and drank immediately.
It acts as an emetic, is always ready and
may be used in any case where one is re
quired. By making this simple antidote,
ycu may be the manna of saving many/ a
ft How creature from an untimely end."
ilrEthpnil, a French chemist, finds
camphor a remedy for that fearful insom
nolence which attends the first stages of
insanity, When opium, and all the
drowsy syrup of the East," fail of effect,
a grain of camphor, formed into a pill, and
followed by a draught of an ounce and a
hall of the infusion of hops, mixed with
five drops of sulphuris either, is his usual
remedy of procuring sleep.
uzA.—A correspondent of the Providence
Journal sends that paper the following re
ceipt as a remedy for hydrophopia :
<, Eat the green shoots of asparagus
raw, sleep and perspiration will be indu
ced and the disease can thus be cured in
any stage of canine madness."
A man in Athena, Greece, was cured by
this remedy after the paroxysm had corn-