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WM, BREWSTER,
VOL. XXIV.
MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS
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
m disease on any part of it. No organ is free
from 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 Narration ;" indeed,
it seems to be the rod of Ilan who says, I
will visit the iniquities of the fathers upon
their children."
Its affects commence by deposition from the
blood of corrupt or ulcerous matter, which, in
the lungs, liver, and internal organs, is termed
tubercles ; in the glandd, 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, hut they have far less power to with
stand the attacks of other diseases; conse
quently, vast numbers perish by disorders
which, although not scrofulous in their nature,
ate still rendered fatal by this taint in the
einem. Most of the consumption which de
cimates the 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
ore aggravated by the same cause.
One quarter of all our people are scrofulous;
their persons arc invaded by this lurking 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 in
vigorate It by healthy food and exercise.
Such a medicine we supply in
AYER'S
Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla,
the most °Reuel remedy which the medical
skill of our times eon derise for this every
where prevailing and fatal malady. It is com
bined from the most active remedials that have
born discovered for the expurgation of this foul
disorder from the blood, and the rescue of the
IVer:it*"'„„l,l`4l, destructiveeplood forthe consequences:o
o
not only scrofula, but also those other affee
dons which arise from it, such as EnurrivE
and SKIN DISRA9BB, ST. Axvicmy's FIRE,
Rosa, or EaystristAs, Prstruts, PUSTULE.,
BLOTCH., Brutus and DolLs, TUMORS. TETT..
and SALT Durum, Sri. IIEAn, RINGWORM,
RHEUMATISM, Syrnityrie and MERCURIAL Dis
like., DROPAY, DYSPEPSIA, DEBILITY, and,
indeed, ALL COMPLAINTS ARISING PROM VITIA.
IUID on 'strum: BLoom The popular belief
in " impurity of the blood" is founded in truth,
for scrofula is a degeneration of the blood. The
pertieuht purpose and virtue of this Sarsapa
rilla is to purify and regoncrate this vital fluid,
without which sound health is impossible in
contaminated constitutions.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills,
FOR ALL THE PURPOSES OF A FAMILY PHYSIC,
are so componed that disease within the range of
their action can rarely a itlistand or evade them
Their penetrating properties search, and cleanse,
and Invigorate carry portion of the human organ
ism, correcting its diseased action, and restoring
its healthy vitalities. As a consequence of these
properties, the invalid who is bowed down with
pain or physical debility is astonished to find hts
health or energy restored by a remedy at once is
simple and invittng.
Not only do they cure the every-day complaint.
of every body, but also many formidable and
dangerous diaeaacs. The agent below named is
pleased to furnish gratis my American Almanac,
containing certificates of their cures and directions
for their use to the following complaints: Costive
ness, Marlboro, Headache arising from disordered
6Yomach, A'ausca, hukgsstion, Pam in and Morbid
Inaetion of the Dowels, Flatulency, LOS of Appe
tite, Jaundice, and other kindred complaints,
arising from a low state of the body or obstruction
of its functions.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
ron TIIR nArn; CURE or
Coughs, Colds, Influenza, Hoarseness,
' Croup, Bronchitis, Incipient Consump.
Bon, and for the relief of Consumptive
• Patients in advanced stages of the
. disease.
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 have been restored from alarming
and oven 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
kat o o n tn arLo y rg t a n n fo s t lh ot at
r a o r m e o rg o i o del t i t t n t o o s o t ta n c o li n ma t t
community have failed and
. been discarded, this
has gained friends by every trial, conferred benefits
on the afflicted they can never forget, and pro
duced cures too numerous and too remarkablo to
be forgotten.
PREPARED BY
DR. J. C. AYER & CO.
LOWELL, MASS
Jars READ, Agent Huntingdon, Pa.
Nov. 16, 1858.—1 y.
$lO 00
Pay. for a full course in the Iron City College,
the largest, most extensively patronized and
best organized School in the United States.
357 students attending
March, 1359.
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is guaranteed to be competent to manage the
Books of any Business, and qualified to earn a
salary of from
$5OO to $lOOO.
students enter at any time—No Vacation—
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r *Ministers' Son received at half price.
For Circular and Specimens of Writing, in
close two letter stamps, and address
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Apr.20,'59.
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SELEdT POETRY.
YOU ASK ME 110 W 1 LIVE.
Living friendly, feeling friendly,
Acting fairly to all men,
Seeking to do that to others
They may do to tile again ;
Hating no man, scorning no man,
Wronging none by word or decd,
But forbearing, soothing, serving,—
Thus I live, and this my creed.
Harsh condemning, fierce contemning,
Is of littlt Christian use ;
Ono soft word of kindly peace
Is worth a torrent of abuse.
Calling things bad, calling men bad,
Adds but darkness to their night ;
If thou wouldst improve a brother,
Let thy goodness be his light.
I have felt and known how bitter
Human coldness makes the world,
Every bosom round me frozen,
Not an eye with pity pearled ;
Still my heart with kindness teeming,
Glad when other hearts are glad,
And my eye a teardrop finding
At the sight of others sad.
Ali! be kind—life bath no secret
For our happiness like this ;
Kitslly hearts are seldom sad ones,
Messing ever bringeth
Lend a helping hand to others,
Smile though all the world should frown;
Man is man, we all aro brothers,
Black or white, or red or brown.
Man is man through all gradations,
Little reeks it where be stands,
How divided into nations,
Scattered over ninny lands;
Man is man, by form and feature,
Man by vice and virtue too,
Mau is all—one comma nature
Speaks and binds us brothers true.
SELEZT STORY.
Miss Sophonisba Laura. Potter.
UY PEPPERCORN,
I was very young when it was my fate
to settle in the pretty village of Tower.
dale, in hopes of taking the place of
lage doctor there. Full of spirits and ar•
dent hopes of success, I hung out my shin-
GEORGE T. WOODVILLE, M. D.,
blazoned thereon in •first quality gilding,
and sat down to strait patients. I was, as
I said, young, just of age, with a very pr..t
ty moustache, a pair of large black eyes,
and a great mass of curly brown hair. My
dear, loving little sister Susy pronounced
inn handsome, and I submitted to the 'op
probious epithet. Perhaps it was my
beauty and youth that first attracted the
virgin glances of Miss Sophonisba Laura
Putter. I don't know what tt was; but she
was the bane 'if my existence. Let me tell
a clear story.
I had been in the little village just one
week when I received a delicately scented
b'llet in a pink:envelope, with 'Mrs. James'
compliments, and requests the pleasure of
Dr. Woodville's company on Wednesday
evening.'
Mrs. James was the wife of one of the
gentlemen to whom I brought a letter of
introduction and thinking this a fine chance
to make the acquaintance of my hoped-for
future patients, I wrote an acceptance.
The room was crowded when I arrived.
Mrs. James received me very cordially,
and introduced the to a most bewitching
little brunette, who had visited the city
several times, and learned to perfection the
mysteries of flirtation. I was enjoying my
self immensely, when my companion gave
a little cry of amusement.
"What is it?" I inquired.
Miss Sophonistut Potter," was the re
ply. , ‘Look at her—that one in blue just
speaking to Mrs. James."
I looked ! Miss Potter was very tall,
beyond the usual height of very tall wo
men, and she was slim, nay. the word will
not come out, as she was tall. Her hair,
of a dull, flaxen color, hung in long ring.
lets around a long thin face; a pair of
light blue eyes, which looked as if they
had not been fast colors' and had faded
with the sun of many summers, a corn
plexion like the parchment, except on the
cheeks, which were of tt vivid crimson.
and long sharp features, were the picture
sat in a tow colored frame of curls. A
blue dress, cut to display long thin arms
and narrow emaciated shoulders, was the
custom of this antiquated maiden.
"Who is she?" I asked.
" Mios Pout r T Don't you know her ?
Oh, I forgot, you are a stranger. Miss
['otter is one of the literary females of
Towerdale. She writes for the Gazette,
and occasionally indulges to an impromp
tu, for the benefit of us poor; ignorant mor
tals. She to a fervent admirer of poetry,
and has committed whole volumes to mem
ory. She is single, she says,, because her
affinity, her soul's lung desired idol has
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1859.
not, as Micatvbm would say, turned
Dr. Woodville," said Mrs. James, pith ,
ing us, " Miss Potter desired into to intro
duce you to her."
There was no escape. I offered toe arm
to my hostess, and we threaded our way
through the groups of guests till we found
the literary lady. She was nested on a
sofa, languidly fanning herself. She rats•
ed her eyes, at Mrs. James introduction,
and motioned mo to take a seat beside
sr.
I remarked that it was a fine evening,
I ty way of advancing a novel introduction
to conversation.
• She sighed.
"These moonlight nights aro beautiful,
and must be quite an inspiration to one
who I understand ranks among our Amer.
icon poetesses." And 1 made my most
bewildering bow.
She raised her fadediklue eyes, in a
most lackadaisical manner, saying,
"The moon ! the moon ! oh tell me do you
love her placid ray?
Do you love the shining starry train that gash•
ers round her wily?"
" Who does not love the moon ?" I an
swered, seeing her object was to shine
forth in poetic glory.
Ah !" she sigh :d, " there are around
us many unsympathizing souls, who raise
not their eyes above the earth's grovelling
level."
" Frightful !" exclaimed I.
.! Dr. Woodville," said the fair Sophom
'she, "I understand you have just gradua•
ted from the Philadelphia College of Med,
icine ?"
I bowed assent.
..Then you have an opportunity of stud
y!ng all the new lights thrown upon that
science ?"
Again I bowl,d.
"Will you enroll me among your pa
tients ?" she said. need more diserim•
mate treatment than our Towerdale physi
cian accords me. Ile cannot understand
n•.y soul."
"Can such youthful bloom cover any
tin ng that calls for a doctor's skill ?" I in.
quired.
"1 kill vi,it you," said she, "in your
office, and place my case fully before you."
Promising to exert all my skill in so in
teresting a patient, I changed the subject.
'Pte next morning Hiss Potter rang my
office bell, and entered tay bachelor do•
stains accompanied by a superanuated ser
vant to play propriety.
I offered her a chair, and she sank into
it with a deep sigh, while I took a sent
near her, drawing on my professional face.
called according to promise," she
said languidly.
'Tray miss," I said, "what are the
symptoms of your illness."
"There are uo symptouts, at least no
tangible ones," was the reply.
'But how dues it uflect you?"
"Ah, doctor," she sighed, .iit is the
mind! It is the too, too bright sword,
which is wearing out the scabbard."
"Would snot be best, then," I asked,
"to refrain front exercising the mind.—
Suspend your literary I titers for example."
"Ask me to live without bread, to breathe
without air," she cried, as soon an I asked
that. "Yet some thing must be done.
I cannot sleep, for if I do, I have such
visions"—and she closed her eyes' and
sank back on the chair.
"Miss Potter," I cried, "look up!"
What the mischief possessed me to say
that? She did look up. Cupid and Ily
men! what a look those washed out eyes
did give me. I drew on my professional
face again, and proceeded in my catechism.
Finally orderings harmless potion, I botved
her out. The next day the following lines
wore left at my office door:
TO GEORGE.
What medicine can ease my grief?
What physic cure my heart?
Torn all to hits, to little bits,
By Cupid's vengeful darts,
I've hardened it to everg man,
Refused of beaux a score;
Yet now it palpitates, and burns,
And hardened is no more.
The loving gleams from those dark eyes
Have thawed the icy crust
That long have gathered round my heart,
And crushed it to dust.
Vain are the potions you prescribe;
Vain all your anxious cure ;
Vain all the power of physic's art
To Sophonisba fair.
Keep all thy pills, and draughts, and drugs,
But give me love and truth !
Take, take my heart, for it is thine,
And only thine, fair youth!
Come to my arms I Delay not long,
My spirit longs for thee I
Come with the feast, and light and song,
My only love, to toe
Sul•uosisnA,
I stood aghast ! I walked to the
and took a long look at the dark eyes, to
see what spirit lurked in their depths to
call forth all this enthusiastic admiration.
Finally, I concluded that the woman was
crazy, and that I must avoid her,
Avoid her? Did I ride out, a reproach
ful bow greeted me. Did I walk, a tall
figure met, joined me, leaned on my arm.
A voice musical as a file on a hand-saw,
whispered soft nothings in my ears. Did
I stay at home, a fair patient vlSited me
with melting tenderness in her light eyes
pathos in her voice. Verses, pin-cuihions,
pen wi d ers. embroidered slippers, smoking
caps fairly rained down on me. I was
nearly frantic. Talk of haunted man ? 1
That too bright sword, with its worn-out
scabbard,haunted me—nearly drove me in
to committing suicide.
One morning I was seated in my office,
congratulating myself on the fact that Miss
Potter's usual hour for calling was past,
and .she had not arrived. A ring at the
door made my heart palpitate with appre
hension, but it was only a note. A note
front Miss Potter. She was ill, and sum•
mooed her physician to her side.
felt obliged to go. I had no patients
in Towerdale, and if she was really ill, a
wonderful cure might start my practice.
When I arrived I was shown Inman up
er room handsomely furnished. Upon a
low couoh, draped with white, reclined a
too well-known lady dressed in white, and
with her very fair hair falling around her
in most carefully arranged confusion.—
Her eyes were closed, her hands clasped
over tier heart. I drew up a chair.
t‘ Miss Potter," 1 said
She gave a hysterical scream, and cov
ered her face with her hands.
'• I am sorry to find you ill !" I said.
"Cruel man," she gasped, " have you
coma to triumph over the agonies of your
v:c.im?"
" You sent (or me."
Yes, yes, to take a last fart well ! I
die, but you will scatter (lowers on my
grave !"
~O h, certainly !"
“You will sometimes visit the spot where
one !ies who loved 'not wisely, but too
well ?'"
"‘Vith pleasure r•
"You will think of no sometimes V"
"Oh, pite frequently."
"You will shed a few tears for me !"
"fall try."
• She opened her eyo, and looked.around
" Ah !" she cried, " we are alone !"
, 'We have been alone ever ante I came
in ) " 'said.
Delicious moment !" she cried, raising
her hand to her lips.
We have never been alone together be•
fore, for in her visits to my office her ser
vant always accompanied her, and I never
bad called on her before.
George," she said, fondly, c• look on
the wreck your cruelty has made. Ah, no
disease so wasting as unrequited love. It
has blasted me !"
Really," 1 said, I regret"-
You regret ! I knew you would !
You do love me ?"
" You will excuse me, if
Excuse your silence. Ah, indeed
I will ! You love the !and before I knew
what she meant to do, she had thrown
herself into my arms, and the whole mast
of tallow hair was floating over my mouth
and now.
The door opened and Nils. James enter•
" Gracious goodnessl"she cried. "Es.
cure me, I will not intrude."
"Stop," cried Sophonisba. 'Argo were
the means of bringing our congenial souls
together. Congratulate me now, they
are merged into one :"
Congratulate you I Do you mean
that after thirty years' trying you have got
a husband at last ?"
" Thirty years!" cried Miss Potter,
and fainted in my arms.
I laid her upon the couch, snatched up
my hat, and disregarding Mrs, James'
call, fled, like 4 very coward. I ran home,
tore down my sign, packed up my clothes,
and in less than two hours was in the care,
dashing away from Towerdale and Miss
Sophonisba Laura Potter.
GOOD BRANDY.—For the past four years
a cask has lain in the Union depot in In
dianapolis, Indiana, uncalled for. A few
days since it was opened and found to con
tain the bodies of a pair of twin babies put
together a/a Stamen. But the liquor
(alcohol) which had originally surrounded
these remains, as a fluid preservative, lied
all been drawn off. Thu fast young men
about the depot had from time to time
plied straws vigorously through gimlet
holes, in the cask, thus procuring an ar
ticle, with which they smacked their lips
and pronounced 'good brandy." The
color of brandy had been imparted to the
alcohol by the dead bodies , . Several red.
road employees have abstained since the
discovery, and we hope their abstinence
may be permanent.
Love your neoibor',__,!,,,oit,•:,
ITISZELLANEGITS.
How They Behead People in China
The criminals were brought in gangs, if
they were able to walk, or if they could
net walk, in chairs and in baskets, the lot
tor of a kind in which usually hogs are
carried, the baskets being attached to two
poles and thus carri,d on the shoulders of
two mea, When the culprits reached
the execution ground they were tumbled
out of their chairs arid baskets down upon
the pavement with as little care and sym
pathy as though they had been loads of
pumpkins or potatoes. The execution
ers then arranged them in rows, three
usually when there was a large number to
be despatched, as my friend informed me,
one executioner taking his place at the
head of each row, and giving each victim
a blaw on the back side of the head to
push it forward and lay it convenient for
the sword, as all knelt and awaited the fa
tal moment.
When all things were thus arranged the
death warrant Caine ; it was a banner, and
as soon as it waved in sight without any
verbal order being given, the headsmen
began their work of death, There was
rapid succession of dull,crunchingsounds
—chop, chop, chop, and down dropped
the heads, while the bodies fell forward,
and streams of blood were shot Into the
air like jets of water from a fire engine.
The friend who was my guide, as we stood
en the very pavement by the wall on the one
side of the street where these rows of vie
ums were drawn up, told me he had been
obliged, as othsrs had been, to step back of
these wretched kneeling men, were the
work commenced, lest the blood if they
were in front, should stream across the
street and fall upon them. No second
blow was ever given, for these dexterous
men aro starers educated for their work;
for until they are able, with their heavy
swords, which are in part butchers' clea
vers as well as swords, slice a great bul
bous vegetable as thin tts w e slice cucutn
hers, they ore not elegible to this office.
Three seconds are sufficient for each
head. In one minute five executioners
clear ofl one hundred heads. It took ra
thee longer for the assistants to pick them '
up in rough coffins, preparatory to their
being carried away into fields and hills,
out side the walls for interment. Nor were
they all careful that the old companion
ship of head and body should be contin
ued, but they often thrust a head and
body into a coffin which had never met be
fore. As hundreds were sometimes ex
ecuted at a time, occasionally coining up
to five hundred, while these scenes were 1
of constant occurrence, the whole area
tilVlllll in blood—if not • to horses' bridles,'
yet almost over the shoos and up to the
ankles. The earth does not contain so !tor
, rible an Aceldnma so true a ' Field of
Blood.'
Good and Bad Luck
Good and bad luck are much more in- I
Ornately connected with character than is
generally acknowledged. H. W. Bee.
cher, in a recent lecture says :
'There are men, who, supposing Provi
dence to have an implacable spite against
them, bemoan in the poverty of a wretch
ed old age, the misfortune of thier lives.
Luck forever ran against them, and for
others. One, with good profession, lost I
his luck in the river, where he idled away
his tiine a fishing, when he should have
been at his office. Another, with a good
trade, has perpetually burnt up his luck
with his temper, which provoked all his
employers to leave him. Another, with
lucrative business, lost his luck by amazing
diligence at everything but his business.
Another, who was honest and constant at
his work, erred by prepetual misjudge
ments ;he lacked discretion, flundrede
lose thier luck by endorsing; by sanguine
speculations ; by trusting fraudulent men;
and by dishonest gains. A trout never has
good luck who has a had wife. 1 never
knew an early:rising, hard working, pru
dent man, careful of his earnings, and
strictly honest, who complained of bad
luck. A good character, good habits, and
iron industry, are pregnable to the assaults
of nil the ill luck that fools ever dreamed
of. But when I see a tatterdemalion cree•
ping out of a grocery late its the forenoon,
with his hand stuck in his pockets, the rim
of his hat turned up, and the crown
knocked in. I know he has bad luck— for
the worst of all lucks is to be a slugg,rd, a
tippler."
AN IRIALMAN'S will and
bequeath to my beloved wife Bridget, all
my property without reserve; and my el
dest son, Patrick, one half the remainder;
and to Dennis, youngest son, the rest—And
if anything is left,•it may go to Dennis
NlQCarty."
Adventures of a Morning Gown.
A lady was anxious to make her husband
a present on the occasion of his birthday;
and as it happened to fall in winter, and
at that time a very severe winter, she
thought a comfortable morning gown
would be a most useful acquisition to his
domestic comforts. So sly: went to a shop
and purchased a fine Persian pattern mer
ino and well-wadded morning gown. She
had forgotten the exact height of her hus
band,
but to make sure of its usefulness
she thought best to purchase one rather
too long than too sh ht. The day was
rather wet; her husband returned in the
afternoon from his office; and she presen
ted him with the article of comfort; and
he fancied it a great comfort after he had
put off his wet clothes. But it was too
long—about ten inches too long. "Oh,
never ruindony dear," said the affection.
ate wife, .•f can easily shorten it to suit
you." They had a party in the evening;
they were very merry. After they had
gone to bed, the wind was making such a
r.oise and the rain dashing against the win
dow that the lady could not sleep, her hus
band however, slept soundly. She arose
without disturbing him—took the morning
gown, and commenced her work, cut off
about the length of ten incites, to make it
suit her husband's stature, and then went
to bed again,
She had to rise early next morning.
The husband slept well, which was fre
quently the case after a merry evening
party. Scarcely had the good lady left
the room when a sister—a good natured
elderly lady, who lived with them—stole
iato the room, upon tiptoe, in order not
zo disturb her brother-in-law, and took the
morning gown. Hastening to her room ?
she cut off ten inches. as she knew on the
previous night that it was too long for
him. An hour after the master awolce,
and was now anxious to surprise his af
fectionate wile. He rang the bell; the'
servant came up and asked his pleasure;
upon which he requested her to wrap up
I the urorning•gown, and carry it so his tal
ler, to make it short by ten inches.—
; Scarcely was the morning•gown calmed
from the tailor when the good wile stepped
' in. The husband had just risen, and par
posed now to surprise Iris wife and enjoy
Iris comfort. 13ut how surprised was his
better halt to see her husband in a fine
Persian pattern merino shooting jacket
instead of a comfortable morning gown.
Avoiding the Responsibility.
Brother Noel was 'sore troubled' at the
scandal Brother Crump brought upon
himself by drinking too much, and espe
cially regretted the injury it brought to so
ciety at Sharon. So one morning he step
ped over to Brother Crump's, and found
the old man in a doze in the little p rch.
"Won't you take a dram?" asked Broth
er Crump, as soon as he was made aware
of the presence of his neighbor.
" Why, yes, I'm not agin a dram, when
a body wants it," replied Brother Noel.
Brother Crump got his bottle, and the
friends took a dram apiece. 'Don't you
think, Brother Noel," said Crump, " that
sperits is a blessin' ?" "Yes" replies Noel,
sperits is a blessin' that some of us abu
ses." "Well, now, Brother Noel, who do
you think abuses the blessm' ?" " Well,
it is hard to say—hut people talk—don't
you think that you drink a little too much,
Brother Crump ?" "It is hard to say,"
returned Crump, "sometimes I've thought
I was a drinkin' too much and then ngin
I'd think maybe not. What is man A
weak worr•um of the last I So I left it to
the Lord to say whether I was gain' too
far in sperits. I put tho whole 'sponsibil
ity on him ; I prayed of I was drinkiu' too
much for him to take away my appetite for
sperits. I've prayed that prayer three
times, and he hnin't done it yet. So lam
clear of the 'sponsibility, any way."
Stop that Peeping.
Take our advice, and never watch your
neighbors. It is a vulgar practice at best.
Moreover, it is a very unsatisfactory one.
Listeners, they say, never hear any good
of themselvel. In the same way, peeping
folks never see much to gratify their self
complacency, and this occasions feelings
which do not tend to render life at all more
agreeable. But, worse than this, in arm
gating to yourself the right to watch others
you tacitly admit their right to watch you.
And however correct you may be in your
deportment, however unimpeachable in
your course, there are always points of mo
ment which you prefer to keep yourself.
There are always circumstances which,
when fully understood, are honorable; but
which when grasped, as a watcher must
grasp it, in disconnected parts, are suscep
tible of sinister interpretation, and your
neighbors may not be of as charitable a
nature as you ! Abandon the habit, there-
fore, of prying into the affairs of others,
and you will afford thou no pretext of pry
;so into your uteri.
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Editor & Proprietor.
NO. 27,
A Cracked Commandment.
We heard a suggestive expression re •
Wed the other day of a very little girl,
who was taken by her mother into a shop,
where a tempting basket of oranges stood
exposed for sale. While her mother was
engaged in another part of the room, the
little one feasted her eyes on the fruit, and
nursed the temptation in her heart, till it
grew too strong to be resisted, and she hid
one of the oranges under her apron, and
walked quietly away. But conscience re
monstrated so strongly, that after a little
reflection she walked quickly back, and
as slyly replaced the orange in the basket.
Again the forbidden fruit out of her pos
session, presented Its tempting side, and
again she yielded. After a sharper con.
flirt than before conscience gained a second
victory, and the almost stolen orange was
again taken and finally restored. With a
saddened countenance she walked home
with her mother, and when they were
alone, burst into tears, exclanning, "Oh
mother : I cracked one of the Command.
menta ! I didn't break it—indeed I did'nt
break it, mother—quite—but I'm sure I
cracked it."
We shall never again see a piece of
doubtful conduct ; without thinking there's
a Commandment cracked.
MAD-Stowe.'—A Mr. Mallory
and a Mr. Ward, of Marshall county,
were recently bitten by a mad dog. They
determined to try the virtues of the 'mad
stone.' Mr. Mallory gives the following
account of the operation :
He found the 'mad-stcne' in the posses
sion of Mr. J, P. Evans, in Lincoln, Lo
gan county, and describes it as a small
fiesh•cnlored stone, about two inches broad,
half an inch think, and very porus. The
stone was first placed in warm water for
an hour, and applied to the flesh wound,
when it adhered firmly for several hours,
all the time apparently drawing with a
strong suction the blood from all parts of
the body. After remaining on several
hours, the stone, as it became charged
with poison, became of milky whiteness,
as also did thellesti immediately about the
wound, when all at once, it 101 l off, and
being placed to warm milk emitted a strong
offensive odor, and gradually discharged
its contents into the milk, and assumed its
natural color again. It teas then applied
with the same results several times, until
finally it would adhere no longer, and the
patient was declared cured.
To KEEP TIIE HANDS WHITE AND SOFT,
--In order to preserve the hands soft and
white, they should always be washed to
warm water, with fine soap, and carefully
dried with a moderately coarse towel, be.
ing well rubbed every time to ensure a
brisk circulation, than which nothing can
be !core effectual in promoting a transpa.
rent and soft surface, If engaged in any
accidental pursuit which may hurt the
I collar of the bands. or if they have been
I exposed to the sun, a little lemon juice
will restore their whiteness for the time.
Almond paste is of essential service in
preserving the delicacy of the hands. It
is made thus:—Beat up four ounces of
bitter almonds, add to th,:n three ounces
of lemon juice, three ounces almond oil,
and a little weak spirit of wine and ether.
The following is a serviceable promade
for rubbing the hands on retiring to rest:
Take two ounces of sweet almonds; beat
with three drachms of spermaceti, put up
carefully in rose water. Gloves should
be always worn by ladies on exposure to
the atmosphere.
ow A letter from Cairo, in the Con
stitutional, says that the general subject
of conversation in that city is the discov
ery which has just been made by the well
known archreologist, M. Marione. He
has found, at Thebes, after long and diffi
cult researches, the tomb, still intact, of
Pharaoh A:nosis. The King is lying in a
coffin, completely covered with gold leaf,
ornamented with large wings painted on It.
Thirty jewels of great value were found
in the same coffin by the aide of the King,
as was also a hatchet of gold ornamented
with fingets in lapis lazule.
Some years ago M. Marietta, had a
similar piece of good fortune, In finding in
the tomb of Apia the jewels which now
form the principal ornament of the Egyp
tian Museum of the Louvre. The dis
covery of a royal tomb intact is the most
important one that M. Marlette has yet
made in Egypt.
Kr Miss Tulip, in speaking of old
bachelors, says, that they aro frozen old
gardeners in the flower bed of love. As
they are useless as weeds, they should ba
served in the same manner—choked—Ex.
Prentice wonders it Mists 'l. n ould not
like to choke one with inside of her elbow
ar llow many heads had a bad ache
yebter , lav ! The ienolt of the -MI.