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VOL. XX.---NO. 15.
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Advertisements aro calculated theih in length
nollunn, and any less space is , by rated as a ne Pall Inch.
foreign advertisements must be paid for before tre.
ea r s tion, xcept on yearly contracts', when half-yearly
apneuts in advance will be required.
dna:fuss Nonage in the Editorial columns; on tho
second page, lticents per line each iisertion. Noth
ing inserted for lass than $l.
Local licrries.a in Local column, 10 cents per line if
;acne than five lines ; and 60donts fora notice of five
SX/ Of MARBIAORS Md DranelSerted
4N butallobit N
notices will be charged 10 Cents
firsotra , NoTiose 50 percent above regular rates.
ilimastss NW). 6 lines or less, $6,00 per year.
.j., jt, 111TORKLDItS
Batchelder & Johnson,
binufactv-lors of Monuments, - Tombstones, Table
ff.o. Ce. 1.1 and IMO. aizt at.,
opposito Foundry, Wellsboro, Pa .— duty3.lB 72.
kTTORNE I AID CIOUSSELLOU AT LAW.—Qollect•
tour prottiptlyattatidea to.-1310aabUrg, Tioga comi
ty, Penn's., Apr. 1,1872.-4 m.
• C. H. Seymour,
a'fitllki AT LAW, 'Plop Pa. All businessen
trut alto his care will receive prompt MU:intim:l.
Geo. V. 'Merrick,
to Dowati at. tlotio'a
tilpak, acrosshall from Agitator 0111ra, 2d door,
iftlbitoro, Pa.—Jan. 1. 1i372.
iiiitehell & Cameron,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Claim and Insurance Agents.
Unice in Converse & Williams brick block, over
goweras do Oagood's store, IYellaboro, Pa.—Jsu. I,
William A. Stone,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, over C. B. Kelley's Dry Cloud
Mere, Wright Sr. Bailey's Block on &fain street.
Weßebore, Jan. 1, 1872.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.-oflico opposite Court 'House,
No. 1 Purdy 'a Block, AVilltalusport, I. All business
promptly attended to.—Jan. 1, IW/2.
J. C. Strung,
ATTORNEY has LAN( & inwriwn• ATTORNEY.—
Offioi3 ittsJ . 11. Niles, Log., NY(Aloboro, Pa.-,Rtut. 1, •79
C. N. l_lartt,
Degrisx.—Toot' wade with the sun , Intenovunicur.
Whieh give better sattataetiou than nuy thing else
in use. Oak.) In Wright & Dailey's Monk. Wolin
bet o, Oct, 15, ltsl2.
J. 33. 'Niles,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.—Will attend plomptly to buti
fut,vis butrubtad to his lu tbo counties of Tloga
and Potter. (Dale° on the Aveuuo.—Wellsboro, Pa...
dao.l Isl 2.
Juo. W. Adams,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Mansfield, Tioo. county, Pa
Collections prompty attended to.—Jan. 1, 1872.
C. L. Peck,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. All claims promptly °once totl
Offioa with W. B. Smith, KnoxvOlo,Tioga Co., Pa.
C. B. Kelly.
Dealer in Crockery. China and (gnaws ware, Table Cut
lery and Plated Ware. Also Table and House Fur.
melting Goods.—Wettsboro, Pa., Sept. 17. 11372.
JIIO. W. Guernsey,
ATTORNEY AT LAW'.—All business entrusted to him
atll be promptly intended to.-olnce Ist door south
of WIMP= & Fair's store, 'Ski:m . l'lNa, county, Pa.
Jan. 1, 1612.
Armstrong & Linn,
.sTTOBNATI3 AT LAW WWI ArAport, Pa.
Wary. Low. - f
Wm. B. Smith,
PENSION ATTORNEY, Bounty . and Insurance Agent
Oomraattiostfons sent to the above address will re
celva prompt attention. Terms moderate.—Knox
villa, Pa. Jan. 41872.
B. C. Wheeler
Will promptly attend to the isoUection of alt claims in
hose county. OSicut with Fleury Sherwood & Son,
east Bide of the publio Kuhr°. Welleboro, PA.
Oct. 15, 1872.
Barnes & Roy,
JOB P.R.MII3IIB.—AII kinds of Job Printing done on
eon settee, and in the best manner. Ornce in Bow
en & Cons'a Block, 211 dom.—Jan. 1, 1111/.
SabinsvMe H ouse.
B arrordaß. Tiogi Co., Pa.—Bann Bro'e. Proprietors
Ills house bee been tborongbly renovated and is
Bow In good condition to acooroidate the traveling
Debits in s superior menner.—Jan. 1. 1873.
D. Bacon, M. D.,
P I IT9IOIIII AND BlintGEol4—May be found at hie
(ace let doer East of Miss Todd's—Melo street.
Will attend promptly to all calle.—Wollaboro, Pa.,
A. M. Ingham, M. D.,
110 11010PATEW3T, Ofßoa et hie reaklence on the AY
tnue.—Welleboro, Po., Jan. 1, 1872.
Scoley, Coats & Co.,
BANKED.% Knoxville, 'Pipes Co., Pa.—liecolve money
en dopcall, discoriut notes, Bud Bell drafts on Now
York (Sty, Colleollous promptly made.
Mosto.D.D.catour, tlseoola. yiNe.
Jae. 1, 1812. DAviD 004 TO, 'Knoxville
. D. 'H. Belcher,
lIANIWAOTIJIMR end'lleelor In Pin. EitoN4lB, Coppett
and sheet Iron Ware. ' Job work promptly ettonded
to Finn door below A. IS. l'Astroan.—Marcb 11,
WV...ariI:LLD, PA., tieo. Close, Propritdor.—Gued ac
u.santglation for both than and beast. Charges yea
t ,, aable, and good attention tdven to guests.
hu, 1, 1812.
M. L. Sticklin,
bEALMI lu Gabinet Ware of all kinds a hick will be
dd lowvr than the lowest. ILI invites till to take
ti.wk at his goods Wen; purchasing elsewhere.—
Etauteber the pluvo—ovpusito Wagon Shop,
wtht Hain Siste,t, Welbslx)ro. Feb. 26, la:3-Iy.
M. Yale &Co.
~,ar , o rioofautuihni sutural brands of clsoica.Ctgaro
wen 11l Nell at prices that cannot but . IShisso
o, r outuwers. Wotwa mme but Om Iwot Coltur‘ct- .
kut. liarana and Vara Tobaccos, We make our own
'Yu ,, mut fur that reaaou can Warrant tllOlll.
br0..% Keocral asaortuteut or good Chewing and
Tubaccou, Suuftm, l'ipOs from clay to tba
" 4 . 4 Marna:min, Tobacco Pouclual, &c ,
e4l ILA retail-llec. 21, 1372.
John R. Anderson, Agt.
WHOLE: ALE k. 'RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE,
gkorcs, Dos, Steel, NIAIs, House Trluimiximi,
Tuob, 3glielUtural Implements, Carriage
kxlex, Springs, Rims. itc..
d Peekex and Table
vucl, r7, \V al's, Hulls and .kria unit' on. Wbilm ,,
e — wn.x4l and lrou—tbe beet in use. Manutsc•
dealer in. Tin, Copper, and Sbeet.iron
, heeling in Tin and Iron. All worlcAvarrant
'''.--114. 2, 1873.
con. aLuN ST. & '7.11E AVENUE,
8 .8. HOLLIDAY', Proprietor.
~iol well located, acid is in good condition
vt li v 'OTa l odate the traveling public. The proprietor
Lk . Jere no palm to make it a drat-class house. MI
iZrgatt arrive and depart from this home. Free
to and from all trains. Sober and industrious boot
*l.Ya In attendnce.
Ad ministrator's Noqce• •
LITTP.SB of idestnistration on the estate of lA
tecttrzitte Cs% lite of Blosabtirg, 'Dogs county. PL,
ILlZlgitll3ll)443‘llr4al ate to tlf li Or li Zt i t i ::"N t ro l l l lll
Tmwyk indebted to said estate are requested to maim
an those having claims or demands will
RAILWAY TIME TABLES.
Blossburg& Corning it Tloga B. it.
Time Table No. 82.
rakee Effect llonilay dune 3d, 1872.
DAPAIIT 511031 CORIVING. AIIIIIA: /01" BLOSSIIIIRCi.
No. 1 it 00 a. it. No. 1 10 45 a. Tu.
3 735 p.m. " 3 10 20p. tn.
" 15...... 220 p. m, "15 .. '.. ... ...... 6 2.5 p. 10.
DEPART VOIVADLOB.9I3 I / 1 1Q. AIIIIIVE Al' COWING.
No . 245 p. m. No. 2............5 35P. tu.
.705 p, in. " 4 10 001. In.
. 720 a. m. No. 8... .... -. .1145 a. tn.
A. R. HORTON, SopTB. & 0. R. R.
L. H. SHATTUCK, Sup't Tiogall.H.
Nyder & ait
Sewing Machine I
The Great Ramat!' Sewing Machine of the
700,000 Wheeler& Wilson Family Sewing
Machines now in Use.
V. A. JOHNSON
improvements lately added to this Celebrated
J. , Machine have made It by far the moat desirable
'Vitally law:bine in the market and have given an im
petus to the sale of it, never before equaled in the
history of Bowing 'Machines. -
Examine for yourself; consult your own interoats
n buying a Bowing Ataeniud, and
DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF
PO BE BLINDED
by that too common • illusion, that all L ck•Stitoii ,s tt
Sowing Machines are good enough, or tha nt,
chine will answer your purpose if it ma a the
Mitch alike on hoth'Sidea of the fabric. f •
EXAMINE WELL THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE
MAQIIINE YOU BUY,
and not pay your money for a heavy.running, slow
motioned, noisy, complicated Idachine, thrown to
gether in such a manner as to. last Just long enough
to wear oat bottcycur body and patience.
There Is a great - diatinetive difference between the
Wheeler & Wilson and all Other—Maehtnea that make
the Loak.Stitch. And It is to this- difference. that we
wiah to especially call your attention.
It Makes the Lock, (or Shuttle Stitch,) but
Thereby dispeuaing with the shuttle and all machinery
required to run a shuttle; also doing away with the
talte-up that IS to be found in all shuttle Machines;
and owing to the peculiarity of Its construction,
ONLY ONE TENSION IS REQUIEM
while all other lock-stitoh Machines require two.
GEO. ROBINSON, Agent,
March :15, '73-Iy. WELLBI3O/ter, PA
General Insurance Agency,
ENOXVILLE, T/00A CO., PA.
Life, Fire, and Accidental.
A !ulna Ula, Of Cleveland, Oh io 436,033.44
New York Life and Fire Ins. Co ...... .... 24000,000
Royal Ilia. Co., of Liverpool 10,515,601
Lantashire, of Manebeater, Capital, . 10,000,000
Ins. Co., of North .Ameries, Pa— .13,050,636 60
Franklin Fire Ins. Co. of Praia. Fa ,2,087,452 26
Itooriblie Ins. CO. of 14. Y., Capital, $760.000
Niagara Fire Ins. Co. of N. .3( ..........1,000,000
Farmers Mut. Fire Ins. Co. York,Pa—• ..... —909,889 IA
Phcenlx ?tut. Life Ins. Co. of Hartford Ct.. 6,081,070 60
Penu'a Cattle Ins. Co. of Pottsville 600,000 00
Insuianee promptly effected by mail or otherwise,
on an kinds of Proporty. all lows promptly adjusted
and paid at my office.
All cummrmications promptly attended to—Office on
Mill Stibet 2d door from Main at., Knoxville Pa.
WM. li. SMITH
Jan. 1. 1873-tf. Agent.
'Mrs. A. J.. SOFIELD
WOULD respectfully announce to the public that
the has now a
FRESH STOCK OF
Millinery and Fancy Goods!
of every description, for the ladies, consisting of
Hats, Bonnets, Caps, Gloves, Hosiery, Nublas, Shawls,
Snits, Merino and Muslin Underwear. Germantown
Wools, Zepbyrs and Pure. Thankful for the goner.
one patronage of the past, oho hOPos to merit a con.
tinnance of the same. Jan. 1,1879.
Jan. 1, 1872.
General Insurance Agency,
/334.110 . 14, T/OGA CO., PA.
J. U. &J. D. CAMPBELL
A RE batting policies in • the following Companies
litlninst Are and lightning D iu Tiogn and Potter
QUEEN, • ..... ~.Aasets, $10,000,00100
• CONTINENTAL of New -2,608,528.27
lIANOYEIt, of New York
418-1135tAN AMERICAN, New Y0rk.......1,272,000.00
WYOMING. of Wilkesbarre, Pa 219,698.42
WILLIAI4BPOIIT, of Wnrsport 119,066.00
All business promptly attended to by mall or other
wise. Losses adjusted and paid at our alien.
Nelson, Deo . 10, 1872-Iy.
LOOK I -LOOK!
HASTINGS & COLES
Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty,
Brushes, 'Pt-asses, Supporters, and Surgi
HORSE & CA 1 1 TLE P 0 IrDE'RS,
Arlist'a Goods hi Omit Varicity.
liquorfi, libotch Albs, Cigars, Tobacco, lima, ke
MWMMWM . rI I M I NWRMMnTEMTITMI
Groceries S iii‘ a s Teas,
), 1 t ,
CANNED AND DRIED FRUIT,
Lvati. I;ovAle4 , CuPs,• eltibmo ye,
Vinapo, Latithm, &C.
BLANK & MISCELLANEOUS
All School Hooka in nee. Envelopes, iitatiouery, Bill
and Cap Paper, Initial paper, Memorandums, largo
anti binall .Pietionariea. Legal paper, Halloo' Cards and
primers, luk, Writin I Fluld, Chesa and BaCkgIIIIIMOU
Boarda, picture Franies, Cords and Tommie', Ittlrrora,
Albin:lla, Paper Conant, and buffo, CrOqlletta, Haan
Balls, parlor games, at wholeaalo and retail.
VS'alletts' poit ninnies, combs, 'pins and needles,
scissors, shears, knives, violin strings, bird cages.
A great variety of pipes, dells, inkstands, measure
Yishi»g Tackle; best trout flies, lines, hooks,
Special attention paid to this line in the season
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES
AGENTS FOR AMERICAN STEAM SAFES
VILLAGE LOTS for Rao in the central part of the Boro
Harch2s. HASTINGS A: COLES.
'VISO= NM Z.i1439
Ramis LIMBER 'WAGONS,
made at Utica. N. L. of the very beet material end
warranted in every respect superior to 11 49 other /min'
her Wagon made. I bare three sixes on hand con
stantly. , L. C. BENNET.
Wellsboro. April 8.-.3t.
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ASSETS OVER f 55,000,00 Q
ASAIRTS Or Coml.,Arnsa
baskets and rods
I still am sgsSrit for the justly celebrated
WELLSBORO, TIOGA CO., PA., TUESDAY;:: APRIL 15,
EMMA BUSINESS HOUSES.
The Spring Trade Opening
NOTES OF A PROSPEROUS, POPULAR DRY
An Eighty Thous a nd Dollar Stock.
Those who do not take especial pains to
investigate the subject, have but little idea
MAGNITUDE Or TRE 'MERCANTILE DUSINR3S
of the city. The general impression is,
when visiting a store to do a bit of trading,
"Theis must be nigh on to $lO,OOO worth
of goods in this 'ere store; a heap of goods,
flint it." Coming down Water street let's
No. 120: Mr. Dormaul has been absent in
the eastern cities three weeks selecting goods
for his mammoth store. A long time to:
`select $lO,OOO worth of goods. one might
think, but as we enter, and begin, Yankee
like, to ask questions, and look at goods
$lO,OOO is used up before We pass thirty
feet into the 100 before us, and there are
two more floors above,• equally well filled.—
The shelves and counters are literally
packed and piles of goods for which there
is no room on shelf or counter, are visible
in convenient corners. .41 brief mention of
some of the goods in this
one of the largest of any dry goods house
in the city, may be of interest -to the many
readers of the Gazette, and be to them a
guide when they wish to purchase tine goods
at a remarkable low paice, Iu
DRESS 000 W
there is no stock in Southern New York of
equal magnitude and variety, from prints,
to the richest silks, or at such prices.—
Prints of all the latest styles, black silks
plain and with flue satin finish at all prices;
fancy Bilks, striped grisaille of various pat
terns, at the remarkably low price of
ninety-eight cents per yard ; Irish - poplins,
Japanese silks, mourning dress goods of en
tire new and elegant fabrics, and an im
mense stock of black alpacas of all grades,
the largest ever brought into this market ;
its() a large stock of black cashmeres for
)ollman cloaks. in fact there is nothing
•n the dress goods line. that cannot be found
it E. H. DonnAut. eo'a. Leaving the
Tress goods for a thne, when the eye delights
to linger on the beautiful fabrics and attrac
tive patterns. The
attracts especial attention, nut only by the'
great variety displayed, but in the quantity,
quality, and the low figures at which they
are sold. In this department may be found
double damask table linen of beautiful de
sighs ; towels of magnificent quality, a fair
size retailing as low_as one dollar per dozen;
linen napkins in great variety full size and
only one dollar per dozen. The stock of
Marseilles quilts aro especially noticeable
for quality and b'eauty. No one need be
without a table cloth,' when extra fine
bleached loom dice table linen can; be
bought at DORMAITI..B, for twenty-five cents
per yard. The array of linen goods looks
like a wholesale stock, and those desiring
this class of goods especially, will find the
best bargains can here be made. The stock
of mastitis bleached and unbleached, of all
the leading brands, is equally large, and
will be sold at retail at the New York
wholesale prices: Now is the tinie to lay in
a. stock. In' the
may be found an elegant stock of striped
reps, plain terrys, damasks, etc., of a great
variety of patterns.' The .
HOSIERY DEPART NT
contains a fall line of the best goods. Thee
celebrated Balbriggan hose selling as low as
fifty cents per pair. A new feature is the
seamless woven French corset. Mr. Don
'sum. purchased a large stock of these
goods and will be very popular and eagerly
sought after by the ladies. They are the
best yet introduced. On the first floor also
RETAIL MILLINERY DEPARTMENT,
where will be found a fine stock of millin
ery goods, patterns, hats elegantly trinimed,
straw goods of all kinds, and first class mil
liners of large experience, in constant at
tendance. This branch of the retail trade
will receive special attention and ladies are
invited to call and iexamine the large stock
now being displayed.
In addition to the goods already noted,
everything usually_ found in a dry goods
house will be found here in great variety .
The second floor is especially 'devoted to
carpets, and it is packed from ono end of
the floor to the other, with one of the best
and choicest selections ever brought to this
market. Ingrain—one, two, and three ply
body brussels, tapestry, brussels; and other
varieties, too numerous, to mention, and at
prices that are desperately cheep. White
Air.Dottstikot. teas east selecting'his goods, in
consequence of the great dullness in trade
the 'Hartford Carpet Company nkade a great
auction sale of carpets. Mr. Dorm:tut.,
taking advantage of this :opportunity, with
his usual promptness, and desire to supply
he public with the best and at a low price,
ought largely, selecting only such patterns
and quality, as would best please the large
trade' in this vicinity. These goods 'were
bought fully fifteen cents per yard below
the factory prices,•and he proposes to give
the public tbe'benefit of this fine. bargain,
being satisfied to make but a small profit,
and Will retail Vieth far below the present
market value. There will be a rush for the
new carpets. The
more deeply interests the ladies, and per
sons engaged in .the millinery business.—
Mr. DoTtMAUL has opened upon his floor a
very heavy stock of
and will do a general jobbing trade. To
this superiot stock the attention of dealers
is especially invited. Pattern bats of the
latest sprit4 styles, magnificently trimmed,
and of the finest material in large numbers.
A full line of straw goods of every quality
and style, a rich assortment of all kinds of
ribbons, and an endless variety of the finest
French flowers, and all other goods requ4ed
in a first-class millinery establishment can
be found at DORIIAUL & Co's, wholesale
millinery jobbing rooms. The prices at
,which these goods are afforded, and their
superior finality, will induce those in the
trade to call and examine before purchasing.
The rooms are arranged to its smallest de
tail as perfect as any jobbing house in New
York city. Mr. DOnatauL, during the four.
teen years be has been in business in this
city, has established a reputation for lion
orable dealing second to none, and All goods
purchased at this house will be found as
recommended. They now carry a stock
amounting - tei $80,000 7 . Their trade is al
ready.imM epee, and will increase - when the
people understand what a stock they have
to select from. They can suit everybody.--
E. 11. DORMAIIL AND CO.'S
My Wife and Child.
The beautiful awl lt•uder lines on this alibiect were
pubHeLea in the Mnetgreuery Adotrliaer, and credited
to the hen of Oen tl. ineksee, Etavaiinah; Oa.—
They wore writteu a hile lie was in ,contrdatid trf tlin
First Georgia regiment, tMit in ramp on thillie
tl ramie, below Matatm.r-as. and a hart ottlen. TaYkes
twiny of Mexican titN,ston. 'rhe tienerat widte :them
in pencil, on his lance, in his tent, and read them to
the ivriter at the beneent. Our reccolleetion is that
wu innnedtately, seut teem. home, and their aret air
pearance was in the Columbus (Oa.) Tinter of that yew!:
They will burr many repetitions, for they are of the
poetry of nature, the outgoings of a soldier's hem - tin ,
a tertitra laud to the loved ones lett heldud.—Alotite
The tattoo beats, the lights are gone,
The camp around in slumber Lea;
The night iu sob•mn pare mores on,
The shadows thicken o'er the skim)
nut sleep my weary eyes Lath Howl),
And sad, utweay thoughts arise.
I think of thee, my dearest ono,
W 11. 0 ,30 love toy early lite has bleat;
Of thee and 131111—our baby eoll—
slumbers 011 thy gentle hieaEtt.
God of the tender, frxil 'And 101 m;
Oh, gwud the tender sleeper's rest.
And hover gently, hover near
To her whose 14 atclant eye is Wet—
To mother, wire—the doubly dear
Iu whose young heart have freshly mat
Two streams of love so deep and clear—
And cheer her drooping spirits yet.
Now, while she kneels before Thy throno,..
oh tem:), her, itoler of the skies,
Tina while, at 'illy behest alone,
Earth's mightiest kingdoms fall and
No tear la wept. to Thee unknown;
No hair is lout, no sparrow dies;
That thou carat stay the ruthless hand
Of dark disease, and soothe its pain;
That only by Thy stern command'
The battle's lost, the soldier's slain:.
That from the distant sea or land
Thou brina'st the wanderer home agate
And when upon her pillow lone
Her tear wet-cheek la Redly presaed,
May happier visions beam upon
The brightening current of her breast;
No frowning look or angry tone
Disturb the Sabbath of her rest.
. Whatever fate those forms may know—
Loved with a passion almost
fly day, by night, in joy or wo—
By fears oppressed, or hopes beguiled;
From every danger, every foe,
0 God, protect my wife and child t
KILL OR CURE.
"The major is a capital fellow, doctor;"
I said as we sauntered out
smolw' ,our ci-.
gars in garden after an early dinner,
but he ought to be more merciful 'to us
wretched bachelors. What with his charm
ing wife and that exemplary baby, he makes
it difficult to respect the tenth command
"Yon admire Mrs. Layton?"
"Admire hut If she was not Charley's
wife I should full head over eats in love
with her. I have seen fairer faces—but for
dear, pretty, delicate womanly ways I never
met her equal."
" You couldn' understand a man's thirst
ing for her blood?"
"(-food graciOus! a wretch who could
touch one of her golden hairs roughly
serves to be crucified."
"And yet for many days she was in!dead
ly pefil of her life."
" For lies' fortune?"
" She had none."
" Don't tell me, doctor, that an iunoc nt
creature like that could give any one cat se
" No; L won't tell you anything of the
" I think I ah•c. Some one eras madly in
ore with her."
" If you were to guess till this day out
you would not find the cause," said my
friend. "Let us sit down here, and I will
explain. It's no secret. I wonder the ma.
jor has not told you."
" Down here" was on a rustic seat that
the major's wife bad. made at the end of his
garden, close to where a little rill, soon to
be lost in the blue Hudson, tinkled its way
through his grounds.
" Miring the war," began the doctor, " I
served in the army in the same regiment
with an old schoolmate. He was as line a
soldier as ever drew sword; hale, hearty,
sound in mind and body, and eager to see
service—and he saw plenty.. I thought he'
bore a charmed life, till one day he was car
ried into the hospital in a bad way. A ball
had entered his shoulder, glanced on the
clavicle—what you call the collar bone—
and had gone—somewhere. That is all we
could tell, for there was no other orifice;
but whether it had passed up or down, or
taken some erratic course around about,
such as balls will take, we knew not, and
no probing could find out. , Well, be recov
ered, went North to regain strength, and
for nearly three years I lost sight of him.—
When the war was over, and I had begun
to practice as a civilian in New York, Imet
him again.* But how changed. He was a
living skeleton, and I saw in a moment that
he had become habituated to opium. Do
you know what that means? No. Well,
throw a bucket of water into a piano, and
then light a fire under it, and its strings will
not be more out of tune than au opium
smoker's nerves are out of order. He asked
me if he might call on me at my office, and
of course 1 assented; but it was days before
he came, and when he did arrive I knew
that he had been preparing himself for a
fight with himself. Some foolish patients
come prepared to hide the truth, some to
magnify their ills. It is a part of our busi
ness, in serious cases, to examine a man's
mind before we ask about his body; and
hardened as a surgeon must be, I confess
that the condition of my poor friend fright
ened me. There was an expressipn in his
eye that I had never seen in any being; and
/Oat made this worse was the calm, busi
ness-like manner m which he Spoke. Lie
told me that soon after he had (apparently)
recovered from his wound he began to stif
fer from pains in his head, which increased
in severity till they became so agonizing
that he had recourse to opium to allevitkte
them. ' But I have not time to consult you
about this,' he said; this I can bear—must
bear. Would to God they were always
tearing me! The tvorst is when they are
" 'They leave you very weak?' I suggest
" They leave ho replied, quite
with a burning, all bbt unconquerable
desire to-tidie huinan life.'
"I am not generally a nervous man, but
I started and looked around tile for some
weapon of defense. Don't be afraid,' he
continued, with a sad smile. "rhe fit is not
on ale HMV. I should not have come it it
had been. I have been nearly starved once
or twice, not dating to leave my room. I
can conquer my madness now; the question
is how long I can continue to do so. I feel
that it is gaming upon me. 1 feel my pow
er of resistance becoming weaker and weak
er, the craving for blood getting stronger
and stronger. I am like _ a man who has
slipped over,a precipice, and feels the earth
and shrubs to which he clings slowly, slow
ly, but surely, surely giving way with him.
1 have [nought wretched curs out of the
street and killed them in my frenzy, in the
hope to exhaust it on them. It is no user—
I must - have human life.'
" 'Any human life?' I inquired, 'or some
one in particular?'
' Why do you ask this, doctor?' lie cried,
getting suddenly excited.
" ' Aro 'never; go on.'
" Sometimes, he resumed, it. seems that
nay life would do; and sometitne.4-- - -Aloctor,
four days before 1 saw you I met Upon
New Jersey ferry boat a young girl; so re
fined, so nice; so pretty. I followqd her to
her borne—the devil that has taken _posses
sion of me led me. She went in, and soon
came out again into her little garden and
tended her flowers, poor child! Doctor, if
I had had a pistol with me I should have
shot her. You may smile, but some day
soon I shall take a pistol on purpose, and
"It was clearly no use arguing with him.
The best way with sucN people is to admit
their facts, and try to work around them.
" ' Then,' said 1, the only thing you can
do is to submit to the restrictions of an asy
lum till this feeling has passed.'
" 'lt will not pass. If I was to go to a
madhouse I should sham sane. Sooner or
later their vigilance over me would be re
laxed; then I should murder my keeper,
and go straight for the innocent girl.'
" • Then leave the country.'
Well, that would save her; but, doctor,
one life is as dear to its holder as another.
If I don't kill her I shall kill some one else.'
" 'My dear fellow,' I replied in as light
a tone as I, could assume, 'these fancies are
cniable. Put yourself under skillful Medi
cal treatment. You are all to bite, pbyei
cally. Get sound in body, 'and you'll, get
all right in your mind.' •
therary, t ,I a m all to bits, as
,roksky,. Mentally, and my body sutlers
titNUtirriy Mind.. Medical treatment! I
nave-c`ousulted every . practitioner of note
die*skil - )n Europe. Sonic think I'm fool
tittitetifi sense look wise, - and talk, as you
slitMikititr .- :' treatment' All have failed.—
:DOetifirs,ardof no use to me.'.
may I ask you why you are
`!I`o ask your advice as a fri'end,' Ise Ali
fig*e(l,: drawing his chair nearer to use;
4 40(loWering his voice) to ask you one
quelitton as a friend and a God-fearing man,
arittio which I pray you to give me a plain
. "``peeling as I feel, should I ibe justified
before. God in' taking my own bfe? - Would
it be "a
- deadly sin for me to do; for myself
whati would do to a mad dog?')
.trepeat his words almost as he spfOke
theiri;-: - I cannot give you the ,faintest ilea
of Itiraolemn deliberation with which
put this awful question. For some motnenes';
I could not: say a word. Then I ` started up
and,told bird that I would not answer him
yes pr, no-,-that it was not fair to ask me to
take"etich a responsibility. Then he arose,
'too; and said he milk resolve it for himself;
andlOW-plainly which way it) would go.
`CI3Fe me tomorrow to think It Out,' Isaid,
"To-Morrow may be too late,' ho re-
Plidit-,.) 4 The tit may come upon me to
nightlor all I :know.
`„ O 7OMe home with hip; I'm hot afraid;
yox.w:001 hurt nie, I know.'
"'"would4 , try very bard mit to do so;
but--I . knoW myself. I cannot trust i myself.
Deet'Yon trust me.' '
'"/"Vill trust you; and I'll do more.--
You) are not armed, I suppose?'
"o,' he replied with a shtidder, not
" '1. 7 4 tab
care that you shall hot be, and
1... y Derringer in my . pecket. On
the Staff indication of homipidal mania—l
give -yeti my ; word—l'll shopt, and I will
shopt:strilight.' I said this to satisfy him,
poor fellow I ' In his weak state llcould have
laid MO down like a child. It 'did - satisfy
hitii ; „and 7we went home together. I led
hint talking of our old - soldiering days,
'arid'gridetilly'got him back to. his wound.
I'Matli h imdespribe the first sensations of
his head, and repeat 411 that his
medical advisers had said. I happened to
have 'tt "strong preparation of hasheesh by
me; I gave hint a dose, and whilst lie was
under its influence I carefully examined his
head. 'Now the head, you must know, does
not fattenor waste away in prOportion to
other Parts of the body; 'still his had become
mere skin and bone; and this state, perhaps,
gave me an advantage over others who had
made the same examination. At last I felt,
or thought I felt, a faint twitching—a sort
of abnormal pulsation—about two inches
abovellie left ear. It might be Merely ner
vows, hilt it'inight be caused by the ball.
"I then set my mind to work,, and tho't
the whole case over steadily. 14 the first
place, was that impulse to take human life,
of whielkey_poor friend bad spoken, really
uncontrollable? For example, suppose that
'one day'he did iake a pistol ' on' purpose,'
and go to that young lady's garden—would
he shoot her? TO suppose that ,the insane
mind hover changes its purpose, or - turns
from the full completion of its IS.iirpose, is
to say, in other words, that the insane mind
is stronger than the 'sane. If adman with
alreahly-broken leg was to tell you he was
going to run a foot race you would not be
'Wye him; because your common sense re-
I volts against the Idea of his running with
a leg disabled„ But if one with. his brain
disabled declares that lie is going to do
something dependent upon thei action of
his mind, common sense does not always
argue so well.
"In the second place, did mot my poor
friend;= . with his impaired riIeRSIS of judg
ment, believe that the impulse v,:as uncon
trollable? Besides, if he did, the end wo'd
be the same so far as he was concerned.—
Ile would sacrifice his owir life Ito protect
that-of others, thbugh they were in no ac
"In the third place, might not this story
of the impulse be a mere pretense to excuse
the commission of suicide? Now there are
no forms of madness more obscure in their
origin, more difficult to detect,l more per
sistent, and more fatal than suicidal mania;
and as there have been numerous cases in
which persons who have destroyed them
selves have carefully prepared evidence
tending to show that their death was acci
dental, why should there not ilhe one in
which the fatal act was to be (so f r as pos
"In the fourth place, granting ,th 4 there
was either real homicidal.mania or f
homicidal mania tending to suicidal, cr
ply the latter—was there a poSsibi_lty of
"As the three first questions rested for
their solution on one set of facts, and the
deductions to be drawn therefiem, I con
sidered them together. A victim of suici
dal mania rarely, if ever, speaks of suicide.
When a man says he is going to drown
himself, you- may generally direct him to
the cars which will take him to the 'river
side with the fullest conviction that he will
not breakf,ast with crabs, If, in an excep
tional case, ;suicide is mentioned, it will
either he treated lightly, as an act that is
not a crime, or the patient will be very
earnest in his assurances that ho would nev
er commit it. Remembering the manner of
my poor friend, I noticed that he' l spoke of
taking his own life with much more emotion
than he evinced when he told me 'of the im-
pulse to shed the blood of others. ' His
word; ' I must have human if I had
had a pistol with . me I should have shot her;
some day soon I shall take a pistol on pur
pose and shoot her; I should Murder my
keeper and go straight for that innocent
girl,' were spoken as calmly as though he
had said, I owe five dollars'—l must gonna
pay them,' and at the same time With a tone
of deep commiseration for the predestined
victims. They were to die for no fault of
their own, but. they were doomed jto death
—if ho lived. When, on the other band,
he spoke of saving their lives at the sacri
fice of his own, his manner changed. No
one afflicted With suicidal mania ever treated
self-destruction with the horror, the' con
sciousness of its wickedness, and: the reli
gious doubts as to its being pardonable-un
der any circumstances, with which he con
sidered it. lie had never once spoken of
murder as a crime:
" After a long and careful consideration
I came to the, following conclusions:
" He is not laboring under suicidal mania;
his impulse is real, and will have fatal re•
suits; confinement in au asylum would have
no curative effect. Then 1 took down my
books bearing upon the anatomy of the hu
" The next morning I addressed him thus:
' Before 1 answer you as to whether you
would be justified before God,' tinder the
impulse you have told me of, in takingymir
own life to save that of another, you must
answer me several questions.'
" Go on,' he said.
" When you consulted those doctors did
you tell them all that pin have told me?'
" ' No, I did not dare. I said that I had
horrible thoughts and cravings, but without
-entering into details as to what they - were.
thiee---1-went so far as to say I feared I wan
becoming - dangerous, and the old fool
" ' Good. Did they ever spea of search
ing for that ball?' - - '
" Yes; they said it might be the cause of
my sufferhigs '
supposing irhad lodged near
the brain, but that no one - would take the
responsibility of - searching for it—so to
speak—in the dark.'
"rimy were right—the operation might
kill you, and the ball not be found after all.'
" lie looked up, and the dull, dejected
look that had become habitual passed from
" And even if it was found,' 1 went on,
`its extraction might cause your death all
"lie laid his hand on my arm and tried
to speak, but he could not.
" Still it would give you a chance—just
a chance of more than life.' His., grasp
tightened. I could feel his heart beating.
• And submitting to such an operation—al
most hopeless though it. would be—would
not be quite suicide.'
"He fell on his knees and sobbed like a
child. ' You'll do it!' he cried. ' God 1.-
mjghty bless you! You'll do it?'
" Well," odd my friend, iishtius a fre
cigar, "to make my story short, I did! it
with the assistance of a 3foung surgeon
whose nerve 1 could trust.' We found that
miserable piece of lead near - where I had
suslketed it to be. It was- ust a MSC Of
nifeli and go. Had my knife wavered
twice the breadth of its own edge—had the
assistant been unsteady With the forceps, it
would have been fatal. I don't want to be
vain of my success, so Pll say no more
than this—he recovered."
"Andhasn't killed anybody?"
' I NO,I,and doesn't want to.",
"By Jove! T wouldn't be too sure of
that. And so the girl he wanted to murder
married the major?".
"Then if I was her husband , I'd take
precious good care that your interesting pa
tient dido!_t come into the sane State with
" My dear fellow, if you werdher husband
you'd do exactly as her husband does."
" And does he know?" il
'z• "And doesn't care?"
"Not a bit."
" Then he's a brute."
" You'd better tell him so; for here he
"Does she know?"
'"And she's not afraid?"
it N 0.17
" One other question, Does your inter
eating patient live in thiS country?"
' "He does."
"In what State?"
" Very near."
"Then, with all possible deference for
our friend, the major, I think he is very
foolish. Was lin his place I should say,
'llly good sir, I admit that the ball from
which you suffered, so long cannot - get back
into your brains, but I ; am by no means
sure that the ideas it engendered may not
return. At any rate, your presence near
my wife is likely to make her nervous, and
I appeal to you as a gentleman to locate
fourself in some other part of the country.
If you do so I shall have the highest re
spect for you; you do not, and ever have
the misfortune to pass within a mile of my
house, the interior of your skull will be
come more intimately acquainted than ever
with lead in the usual form.'"
" Very neatly put," said the doe*, " but
our friend does .not think -of committing
"Mercy, doctor!" I cried, "you don't
mean to say that the man who wanted to
murder the major's wife is—is—"
• "The major himself? Yes, sir."
Sumptuary laws are directly at valiance
with the spirit of free institutions, and the
legislation.of this country has for the hist
half century given them no countenance br -
support_ But a member of the Ohio Legis-'
lature has recently shown that the narrow
spirit of the old laws forbidding the wear--
ing of gay clothing, and the display of
wealth in other ways, still commands his
approbation.. Mingled with his' unwilling
ness that other people should enjoy what be
regards as luxuries, is a selfish desire to
monopolize for his own benefit a certain
priceless boon with which his fond parents
endowed him. The name of this conserva
tive and selfish legislator i. 4 John` Smith,
and he has introduced into the ,I)ody of
which he is a member a bill to protect him
in the uninterrupted enjoyment of that mel
lifluous appellation. By the provisions of
this bill he endeavors to prevent any citizen
of Ohio from hereafter naming a son "John
Smith," and ho thus stands forth as the ad
vocate, for purely selfish reasons, of an il
liberal and objectionable sumptuary law.
That Hon. John Smith is proud of his
name, is apparent from the fact that he has
not attempted to disguise it by the weak
subterfuge of spelling " Smith" with a " y"
And an " e," and the open cowardice of
abandoning "John" in favor of a solitary
initial "J. This is on the whole rather
creditable to him, but he should be content
with the happy possession of his fortunate
name, and not proceed to deprive his un
born fellow citizens of all chance of a like
blessing. If his motive be simply to pre
serve future generations from the enerya
ting influence of indulgence in luxuries,The
has made a mistake in selecting the use of
the name "John Smith" as a luxury dan
gerous above all others. History teaches us
that the luxury of the governing class
among the Romans led to the downfall of,
the Empire, but there is not an instance on
record where the prevalence of the name
"John Smith" resulted in the ruin of a na
tion or a. community. There are names
which might exercise a disastrous influence
upon a people, were they to come into gen
eral use. It may, for example, be question
ed; whether a nation, the majority of whose
citizens would wear such a name as " Gin
erY Twitchell"—estimable as the present
sole owner of that name may be—could
long maintain the respect of the civilized
world. Ninety-nine Americans out of eve
ry hundred might, however, be named
"John Smith" Without in the least depreci
ating the price of American securities. It
may, therefore, be unhesitatingly of
that the Ohio legislator is as much in error
-in selecting the object against which his
sumptuary law is directed as he is' in revert
ing in any shape to an illiberal and obsolete
species of legislation.
There is too much reason to believe that
his real motive is a miserly desire to monop
olize his name. Probably ho comes ,of
family noted for longevity, and 'hopes that
by cutting off the supply of -further John
Smiths, and outliving his present rivals in
the possession of that name, he may yet be
known as the sole John, Smith, of the United
States—the unique possessor of that noble
name. Let him remember, however, that
the people, who strongly reprobate selfish
ness in a member of the Legislature, will
not forget the name by which•such distinc
tion was won. This very prominence as
the unique John Smith of the period—the
very renown that will have brought tourists
from all parts of the globe to gaze upon
him—will but intensify the popular horror
at the selfishness which made him famous,
and maite_hini the object whereat the finger
of juvenile scorn will be pointed by boys
_who, but for his grasping covetousness,
might also have enjoyed the blessedness of
owning the name which he is now striving
to monopolize.-1V Y. Tonal.
In a notice of "The Brook and Other
Poems," by William 13. Wright, the
York ?Imes thus discourses:
There are agreat many nice words in
Mr. Wright's volume. Indeed, except in an
unabridged dictionary of the Nery largest
size, it; would be impossible to find so exten
sive a collection of swept things In polysyl
lables; and beautiful words in one syllable.
These pretty words Mr. Wrightlas lavish
ed all over his pages, and at tries has so
grouped them that they seem to express in
telligible ideas. Tire latter, however, are
not sufficiently numerous to merit much at
tention, and are neither fresh nor brilliant.
It is as a collection of nice words that Mr.
Wright's volume must be judged.
The author has arranged his words in the
form of verse, a form which, since it ad
mits of a wide margin of white paper, dis
plays his work to better ^advantage than
closely-printed prose could have done. In
deed, had he carried this idea still further,
and - made his pages wholly blank, the pub
lic'would have - been his debtors.- To select
one of his minor poais - as _an example of
what can be accomplished by - a
- skillful use
of the dictionary, and an entire indiffereiCe
to the meaning of the words employed, let
us take the verses entitled. " Reminiscence."
In' his poeht Mr. Wright remarks that he
"Forgot the beach I frolicked o'er,
The ocean whose smaragdino floor
Reposed tmawent by mortal oar."
"Smaragdine" is , tfnquestionahly a Very
pretty i, word, and Mr. Wright knows it.—
liencelie writes id order to introduce it,
and cares little for the connection in which
it is used. lie is not, however, guilty of
reckless &sertion, for every, one will - agree
that the floor of the ocean haknever been
swept, or, for that matter, scilibbed with
soap and brushes—a state of things that
reflects no credit upon Neptune's house
maid. Further on, Mr. Wright speaks of
Nature, appareled its s bride,
Opening 111Dit her maiden gait."_
• I 4 et no ono fttoo7 that l o iutoodoti to
" John Smith."
A Spiny Critique.
Itactiej - : I '' -- - 7. - - ijasilit,-"
4 N , ,
write "gate." Is not " gait" a much nicer
and less common word, and shall not Mr.
Wright use 3t if he chooses? less justifia
ble are his remarks conceruiug•the rause.—
That ludy is well understood to have had
au active interest in poetry lot' the last two
or three thotlimd years. It is therefore
hardly prover' For Mr. Wright to refer to
her as I
With whom I Li-a:Wt.".
lle this deprives hell of all right to cliim
seniority' of age over him, and represents
himself as bding guilty of conduct
umirecedented among masculine poets. lie
is, however, clearly, au extraordinary per-
son in point of physical endowments. As
a - gymnast he is really remarkable.
speaks of his athletic feats:
"1 elfrar at one heroic bound
The pale of Tillie, and proudly- etq l e
From the Day's Inheamoulone rou d
Yea,'oti the heart of that which is
Melt like a flake of aofteat Bound,"
. A leaper•wlio can clear pales in this tri
umphant manner and proudly rest on a
heart " which is melt," ought to devote
himself to the flying trapeze, instead of the
duller and less exciting Pegasus. Precisely
what, if anything, is Meant by the myste
rious allusion to "Day's inharmonious
round" is not quite certain, though it may.
refer to the inharmonious rhymes in which
the charms of Day 443fartin'd,:blacking were
formerly celebrated. Can =it be that Mr.
Wright was formerly the poet of that en
terprising firm, and that he has proudly
ceased this honorable employment? •
Of his poetry the author has as high an
opinion as that which he entertains con
cerning his ability to leap over pales. . He
even warns the reader against the danger
ous intoxication of his verse: •
'"Who drinks my fountain may repent it,
finch flay ferments and so rare
The long, eternal BUDS have lent it :
And Temperance guar& with fa/chlon bare
This stately wassail of the heart, .
And sifts all men that enter there."
In deference to this warning we decline
to invite the reader's further attention to
Mr. Wright's volume. If to read these po
ems is to incur the danger of being - sifted
with a bare falchion, the safest course'wo'd
he to leave them unread, and to firmly 'de
cline to meddle in any way with - the dan-
,eyen if stately,. wttssail :of Mr.
Wright's heart. ll ,
A Strauge i ttorsrH
There are few reader of modern English
history or Oriental adventure, of social lit
erature and any, who have not learned
something of the strange career of Lady
: "11 1. 1 1 , e e t s ci t s e t i i r i l i l S l ti t
v a a l a sl r i l i els i i )
t e li
i o i a l t s i t e i . n u s ) ,
s t i n h . et il i i I , l y e e a r a n a r r c s i i e a s s g u o o e f
travel in Palestine. and the memoir of its
age. Anomalous as it was, a career strik
ingly-similar, nod at one time commanding
hardly leas notoriety, ha's just terminated in
the death of the wife of a Syrian camel
river. . -,
The famous Lord Ellenhorough, who fig
Kenyon tr. 4 Chief ,JustiCe, left a son,
award, to inherit his honors. The son en-
tered Parliament before his father's death,
belonged to Wellington's .Ministry, was
Governor General of India in 1842-4, made
Earl on his return for having annexed
Scinde, and as a member of the Derby Cab
inet directed the 'lndian policy he - had pre
viously executed. lie married accerding to
his degree, but whilelin India his I.l.ife, who
remained in England, astonished• society by
eloping with Prinee Prederich` Schwtirtzen
berg, of Austria, by whom
Mu was quelled. - -
, The Prince was a most notorious roue,
'and.palled of his victory soon, but no ear
lier than my lady. Leaving Munich as un
ceremoniously as she quit London, she went
to Italy and contracted six marriages, 1' as
she termed them., in half that number of
years. --Five years after the first elopement
she removed to Greece, and was speedily
married once more to Count Theodoki.—
But Theodoki, though god-given by name,
was altogether too mortal for the much
marrying heroine, and having divorced him
by her usual method, she was next an Athe
nian celebrity and hostess, as. the wife of a
Pahear chief. The Athenian shared the
fortunes of Italian, German, •and Briton,
and The much-husbanded wife struck - Lady
Hester's trail at Bevrout.
She lived something of the opulent and
iiperious life of her predecessor until,
while journeying to Damascus, Sheik Ab
dul,. captain of' the caravan, pleased her
fancy, and was instantly—married. She
traveled with and waited on him more
diligently than upon any ' his predeces
sors; assumed the ArabVdr ss .more com
pletely thaw Lady Heste 'won a lawsuit
against Lord Ellenbarough, husband No. 1,
and an enormous property with it; built a
stately palace, after the oriontal pattern,
near Damascus, and entertained husband
No. 9 when Dia duties as captain of cara
vans gave him leisure to call. •
Here she long reigned supreme—the mar
vel of natives and the wonder of tourists;
dispensing a profuse hospitality; beautiful
in spite of her years, and charming notwith
standing the vicissitudes of, her eventful
career. And now Sheik Abdul is a widower.
After more than twenty years in the most
famous of eastern cities, exiled from home
•by her own strange conduct, this heroine of
a career that would be pronounced improb
able if described by Miss Braddon, is at
Hints on Shopping.
It is poor economy—or, rather, no econo
my at all—to purchase 'inferior fabrics be
cause they are cheap. Persons in limited
circumstances often commit this error. If
a calico at ten cents a yard looks about as
well as one at twelve or fifteen cents, the
prudent purchaser will often think it econ
omy to choose the low-priced goods. As it
is low-priced, she may indulge in a yard or
two more for ruffles or bias folds, flattering
herself that cheap ornamentation is an
equivalent for fine quality. '['his mistake
may be seen permeating the entire wardrobe
of many sensible people. The result is
simply this: they never have anything of
.really good quality, are always shabby, and
always buying. None but rich people can
to buy poor goods. This rule applies
to all sorts of good—muslins, cloths,- car:
pets, and table linen. We grudge the time
we ace women speu'l in making up mulles
of low grade for un er-clothing. There are
so many stitches in a shirt! And.when it
lasts one year instcld of two, as it should,
there is just twice as much work done as
need, to lie. Better make three shirts of fine
quality muslin than six 'of a lower grade of
muslin. Just so in flannels. A 114 y-cent
all-Wool Shaker flannel will wear two or
three times as lou as your flimsy cotton
and-wool stuff a fey pennies cheaper. Es
peCially in a. fami y of childreh, fabrics
should he chosen fo. service that when made
up they may deacon I from one child to an
other, thus saving the mother tirn'e to stitch
into her,,brain a little embroidery of thought
A few rules with regard to shopping it
self may be in place. First: Have a Dist of
articles to be purchased made out in black
and white. By this means Sou will be saved
from sudden temptation to buy whAt is not
really necessary, and forget notltlng, that
you require. Bccond!, Deal only With mer
chants in whose business integrity you can
confide. Third: In the Fong run one aiwaya
does better to buyAit one and the same place
than to run abouClor the purpose of hunt
ing up bar g ains!A regular 'customer can
often get iavnis denied to an occasional pur
chaser. Fourth: Never buy what ybu don't
want simply because it is cheap.
Cold Ablutions in Fever.
In a,valuable article contributed to one of
the-French medical jdurnals by Dr. L'Am
_ben, he presents the following conclusions
concerning the use of cold ablutions in fe
ver, as practiced in France: They are es
pecially useful in typhoid and the eruptive
tevers, and strongly indicated in malignaht
cases. They act upon the chief and most
constant phenomena of these diseases, are
especially antilehrile, and reduce the tent•
perature materially. - They favor the re-es
tablishment 'of a full, profound, I regular
perspiration; render the secretions more
active; make the skin supple,
fresh; favor the anteoming of the eruption;
allay cerebral and other nervous excitement;
suppressing headache, coma, delirium, anti
restlessness, and - induce sleep ; cause the
pulse to fall eighto thirty heats. From twi,
to eight hours is ;Jae duration of their ac
tion, the ablutions to he repeated two to
four times in the 24 hours. They have no
laftuence upon the length of the sickness,
bat na4or it milder.
IVUOLE NQ. , 1,00 I
USBPUL AND ,S'OIIGEST/VE.
Censtruotion of Dwellings '• •
A person residing in Cincinnati, 0., pro.
poses. to eroa iiiitvelling after the following , /
plan, and asks if any objection can be seea. 7
to it.: . t ' , ~
" The, foundat -having been built. l, in /
any approved man r; these is to be
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ed uponila frame-okork composed of —,,,
studdin etc., the smite as for any ordina
ry dwelling -house. This being' done/the
entire frame is to be filled in with ,brick
work only four inches thick, care being
taken)to have this filling flush with / the out
er and inner surfaces of the studding. The
structure is then to be weathetboarded in
the usual manner, and the plastering Np•
plied directly upon the inner side of the Oil
ing, it-being understood that the studding
is to be of the same thickness as the brick
work. The sills will prevent' dampness
passing up from the foundations into the
filling, and the external sheeting will ex
elude moisture from the jointsof the same;
thereby insuring a perfectly dry and com—
fortable house. The filling,which =he com
posed of inferior material, will revent rats
and other vermin running throuthe house;
and the said filling will also ad greatly to
i t t
the safety of the structure, as it is ,well•
known that the open spaces between the
studding, weatherboards and lathing are
siinply, flues which serve to conduct the
front the -lower to the upper parts of the
building with fearful. rapidity. In cage of
an external tire, the weatherb' ttld •
consume but •slowly, On accou their
being backed up closeli_hy the hit kilning,
which would prevent a• pia spreading of
the flames., • ,
`As far as economy i concerned, such a
building would be about cheap as a hands
house with double weatherboarding awl
lathing, and in so e ' sections of the conk«,
try, it would be m ch cheaper, The derti,
bility of the struc re could not, it appask,
to me, be questie ed, as the frame-wo ~
would preserve th integrity of the fMtgl
and maintain it Ete rely in. positicin for an •
indefinite period.,' i I
The health of a b erse,,like t'hot'o - f a man,
depends very much upon a natural system
of life.,) Artificial : 'sterns require double
the card, and howeer sleek the borSe may
look under a heavy voting of blankets an d
an occasion medic I "dope," his capacity
for endurance is m ch less than that of a
horse, which, howe er rough he may look,
has-nerves and end ranee' built upon rqu
lar, natural food an exposed to the varied
changes of the atm sphere. It may be all
very well for the f ncy to clip the hair all
off from the horse a d then cover him with
clothing in order to ave his coat look fine
and smooth, but it vill pot do for the home
of all work. Natur has provided a cover ; -
Mg, and where us is designed, the horse
needs only that, good grooming and awarm
stable; or ifAblant is ever used, let it be
00'1)0 whenevsif the horse is left standing
of doors in homes% Make the stable as
warm as a dirt fioo or battened boarding
will permitv give enty of bedding; and
with abundance of , 00d the horse is better
able to stand labor and exposure than if
kept on a board floor where cold air circu
lates underneath am covered' with blankets.
Our experience is n favor of dirt floors
without blankets. tin floors wellattered
are no more trouble
than board floors, al
floor and decently k
cold enough to cans ,
- ' To Render Mot g ' , g Water-proof.
It is very, desirabl: to understand how to
make overcoats, hor-e blankets, hay caps,
grain bags, and any hing else water-proof,
by incurring a little -xpense. We herewith
give a recipe which 4as often been sold for
hundreds of dolla.s to unsophisticated
clothiers: "To aho t ten quarts of rain
water add half a pond 'Of powdered alum;
stir this at. intervals Mil it becomes clear;
then pour it off Int another bucket and
put the garment the ern; let it remain for
twenty-four hours, t en hang it out to dry
without wringing it.' A lady,who has test
ed this recipe thorou_hly, - writes that when
they were traveling they wore garmenti
thus treated in the eldest storms of wind
and rain without g tting wet. The rain
would hang upon th cloth in globules; in
short the garments . ere re Ily water-proof.
The gentleman walk d nin miles in a storm,
of wind and rain sunh-as-y rarely see. in'
the South, and wh n he 1 pped off his
overcoat his underc ethes re as dry 8s
when be put them o 1 . This is, we thinir
wseeret worth knowiag; for cloth can be
made to keep out w -t, it ..is ..in every ay
better than water-pr. sfs.—N. Y. lieralft -
A Novelty in : utter-Making.
The Providence Jo Tit& discourses appe
tizingly of certain *tails of butter which
have gladdened that ts arket, coming all the
way from an lilac s dairy, sweet i freak
and possessing a deli *ate aroma, uniform in
quality and hardly distinguishable from
each other though "ade in summer, aut
umn and winter:
"They contained little salt and no butter
milk. This perfect lmtter is churned daily
from fresh milk. Here lies the secret. Milk
one hour—butter thel next. No setting If
milk pans and skimming and storing of
cream. No subjection of milk and cream
to atmospheric, electric and thermal chang
es. No expensive cellars with running wa-,'
ter to secure fresh air, and equal temper*
ture, or, in default, a perpetually fluqua
ting product of s butter. In place of/the
hand churn, the power churn. In p ice of 'N
the inefficient hand working of the utter, \
jaws worked by power, squeezin out the
buttermilk, just as the melted sln is squeee- , the utter,
out of the softenedi iron pud in.'
Garde Pe . I
In pea culture it is'e • u iportant element
of success to get then A the ground ear/y.
They are tolerably Ifardy. A little frost
will not hurt them; a'n4 they like to get well
on before the warin'; weather comes. In
deed, the pea dos not like warm weather.
It is a native of cool climates, and-as soati
as hot dry is eather conies it gets mildewed
or otherisisc/diseased. The best peaground
is theretora cool, strong soll,and if thepea
stakes can be provided, so that the luxuriant
growtivwill notzclosel'in and suffocate all
ogether, good, well decomposed manure
helps the crop wonderfully. The best wri
teyS on garden vegetables claim that for peas
it' is best to have the ground well manured
/the year before the crop is sown, so as to
have it well decayed, as,rank manure makes
more foliage and less peas, while well de
manure seems to help the seed
more.—Germantown Telegraph,. ---
Many a poet.• fellow as worn out his
bones trying to work a piece of poor ground;
but such bone application has seldom re
sulted in large profits.. Our English friends
have discovered that it is much better "to
use other people's bones in theao cases than'
their own, and the bOue-trado of England
has assumed gigantic Proportions. All the
old battle-Ileitis have been ransacked, and
unless report do them an injustice, many au
old fellow whose bones were supposed to
rest in peace idsome grassy, - daisy-dowered
churchyard, would have to hunt some mod
ern turnip-field -to find all that remains of
them. Foreign countries have not only to
pay tribute to England of their wealth da
ting life, but even their bones have to fol
low, in order to enrich British soil, as while
living they worked to till British pockets.
Australia sends an enormous quantity of
bones to England. It has become such a
heavy trade that the article itself was found
too light for profit. Science has been called
in to enable the ship-owner to take these=
weight in less bulk. The bones are first
ground, then the dust mixed with some sub
stance which will give it just enough idite
siveness to niake-the particles, to stick to
gether. Then the material is put, tinder
heavy pressure in mpunds about sir iiiches
square, so that it can be packed in the hold
without any. loss of space. One ton of this
hone-cake measures twenty-six' cubic
feel. Of course these tones are all of wild
or domestic animals, but still "silence is
When has a man a ghost of a chance of
appeasing his appetite ? When he's a gob.
411: b A,.•
es vs. Blaakete.
to keep neat and clean
.d no stable with a dirt
larded up will ever be
•p. • horse to shiver.—