The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, September 12, 1863, Image 1
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Such as Constipation, inward Piles, lul ness or blood to the bead, acidity of the Stom ach, Nausea', Heartburn, disgust for food, iul ness or weight in the stomach, sour Eructations, sinking or fluttering at the pit of the Stomach, swimming of the Head, hurried and difficult Breathing, fluttering at the Heart, choking or suffocating sensations when in a lying posture, dimness of Vision, dots or webs before the Sight, fever si.d dull pain in the Head, defi ciency of Perspiration, yellowness of the Skin arid Eyes pain in the Side, Back, Chest, Limbs, Sic., sudden flushes of Heat, burning in the Flesh, constant imaginings of Evil, and grief, depression of Spirits. And will positively prevent Yellow Fever, Billions Fever &c.— They contain no Alchobol or bad Whisky.— They WILL CURE the above diseases in ninety aloe cases Out of a hundred. The proprietors have thousands of letters front the most eminent Clergymen, Lawyers, Physicians, and Citizens, testifying of their own persmal knowledge. to the beneficial ef fects and medical virtues of these Bitters. Do you want something to strengthen you 1 Do you want a good tippet te ? Do you want to build up your constitution ? Do you want to feel well t Do you want to get rid of Ner vousness? Do you want energy? Do you want to sleep well? Do you want a brisk and vigorous feeling? If you do, use IloovLati D's German Dittos. PARTICULAR NOTICE.—There are many Preparations sold under the name of Bitters, put up in quart.bottles, compounded t-f the cheapest Whisky or common ruin, costing from 20 to 40 rents per gallon, the taste disguised by Anise or Coriander Seed. This class of Bitters has caused and willcon imue to cause, as long as they can be sold, hundreds to the the death of the drunkard.— By their use the system is kept continually under the induence of alch,..h...au slimulants of tne worst kind, the desiie for liquor is created rind kept up, and the teach is all the horrors attendant upon a drunkard's life and death. For those who desire and will have a Liquor Bitters, we publish the following receipt Get sue bottle of iloufland's Bitters and mix with three quarts of good brandy or whisky, and the result will be a preparation that will far excel in medicinal virtues soil into excellence any of the numerous Liquor Bitters in the market, and will cost Intuit less. You will have all the virtues of tioi,tlari's 13itter, in connection with a good article of liquor, at a much less price than these inferior prepara tions ,will cost you. ATT/Ulimicirr buLoirms! We call the atten tion °fail having N.. 11.64,118 or friends in the army to the fact that "Midland's German bitters" will cure nine-tenths of the diseases induced by eirpiniurce and privatio:is incident is camp life. In the lirL., published almost daily in the newspapers, or, the arrival of the eick, it will be noticed that a Very iarg - e pt.u portion are suffering' from debility. Every case of that kind can be readily cured bj flooliand's Geffnan Bizters. Drseitaes reellit ir,K from dianr,lers of the digestive organs are speedily removed. We bee nu lie:oration in stating that ; if these Bitters were freely Used •mono; our ioidtera, hundreds of lives might be saved that otherwise will be lost. We call the purticoinv alb:Talon to the ful lowing mutt:l:l4le and well atithehticate, cum , of one of the nation'g heroes, wilose itl to use his language, "has been saved by the Bitte' :" PRILADELPHIA, August Pal s 1813'2. Messrs. Jones a. Eteans.—W 01, gentleman, your Hoofland's German Bittetts have saved my life. There is no Mistake in this. It is vein:ti ed for by numbers of my coatrades, some ut whose names ate appended, and who are fully cognizant of all the circumstances ot my case. / am, and have been for the last four years, a member of Sherman's celebrated battery, and under the irriniediate command of Cap tain R. 11. Ayres. Through the exposure at terdant upo l piimY arduous duties, I was attack ed in NoverTaber last with indentation of tee lungs, and Was for seventy-two days in the hospital. This tVas followed by great debility, heightened by an attack of dysetitery. 1 was then featured from the White House, and seat to this alloy on .board the steamer "state of Maine," Spam welch 1 landeJ oh the 28th, of June. :hide that tune 1 have been about as low as any one could and still retain a spatk of vitality. For a wtek ur MOM - I was scarcely able to swallow anything, and if I du/ force a morsel down, it was uninediateiy thrown up again. / could nut even keep a glass•of water on my stureach. Life could not last under these circumstances: and, accordingly, tne [Myst clans who had been working faithfully, though unseecesefully to rescue me from the grasp of tie dread Archer, frankly told n.e they could do no more fur me, and advised me to see a clergyman, and to make such disposi tiun of my limite I funds as best suited me.— Alt acquaintance who visited tue at the hospi tal, Mr. Frederick Steinoron, of Sixth betew Arch street, advised me, as is forlorn hope, to try your Bitters, and kindly procured a bottle. From the time I commenced taking Mein the gloomy shadow of death reeetted; and I am now, thank Gud for it, getting beiter. The' I have taken but twu nettles, I have gained ten pounds, and I feel sanguine of being per mitted to rejoin to - wife and daughter, from Whom I have heard nothing for eighteen months: for, gentlemen, I am a hiyal from the vicinity of Front ltoyal. To your invaluable Bitters I owe the ceitainty of life which has taken the place of vague fears —to - your hitters will I owe the glourious pri vilege of again clasping to my bosom those who are dearest to the in life. Very 1 ruly yours, ISAAC MALONE. We fully concur in the truth of tne above utatemeut, as we had despaired of seeing our comrade, Mr. Malone, restored to health. Cuddlebaek, lut New York Battery. George A. Act.ley, Co. C., 11th Maine. Lewis Chevalier, 921 New York. I. E. spencer, let Artillery, Battery F. J. B. Farewell, Co. 13, 3d Vermont. Henry B. Serome, Co. B. do. Henry T. Macdonald, Co:C. 6th Maine. John F. 'Ward, Co. E. sth Maine. Nathaniel H. Thomas, Co. F., 96th Pedn. John Jenkins, Co. B. 106th Penn. 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"Dear Charlie," breathed a soldier, l"Oh ! comrade, true and tried, Who, in the heat of battle, Pressed closely to my side; I feel that I am stricken, My life is ebbing fast, I lain would have you with me, Dear Charlie, till the last. "It seems so sudden, Charlie, To think to-morrow's sun Will look upon me lifeless, And I not twenty-one ! I little dreamed this morning, 'Twould bring my last campaign— God's ways are not as our ways, And I will not complain. "There's one at home, dear Charlie, Will mourn for me when dead, Whose heart—it is a mother's— Can scarce be comforted. You'll write and tell her, Charlie, • With my dear love, that I Fought bravely as a soldier should, And died as he should die. "And there's another, Charlie, (His voice became more low), When thought of her come o'er me, It makes it hard to go. This locket in !fly bosoM, She gave me just before I left my little village, For the fearful scenes of war. "Cive her this message, Charlie, Sent with my dying breath, To her an to my banner, I'm faithful unto death. And if, in that fur country Which I am going to, Our earthly ties may enter, I'll there my love renew. "Come nearer, closer, Charlie, My head I Liu would rest, It must he for the last time, Upon your faithful breast. Dear friend, I cannot te,l you How in my heart -I feel The depth o' your devotion, Your friendship strong as steel "We've watched and camped together In sunshine and in rain, We've shared the toils and perils 01 more than one campaign— And when my tired feet faltered Beneath the noontide heat, Your words sustained my courage, Gave new strength'to my feet. "And once—'twas at Antietam— Pressed hard by thronging foes, I almost sank exhausted Beneath their cruel blows, When you, dear ftieno, undaunted With headlong courage threw Your heart into the contest, And safely brought me through. "My words are weak, dear Charlie, My breath is growing scant ; Your hand upon my heart—there, Can you not hear me pant? Your thoughts, I I , now, will wander Sometimes to where l lie— How dark it grows! True comrade And faithful friend, good bye! A moment, and he lay there A statue pale and calm, Ills youthful head reclining Upon his comrade's arm. His limbs upon the greensward Were stretched in careless grace, And by the fitful moon was seen A smile upon his face. A QUAKER ON AN ARGUMENT.-" Ab," said a skeptical collegign to an old Qua ker, "I suppose you are one of those fanatics who believe the Bible I" Said the old man, "I do believe the Bible.— Do you believe it ?" "No ; I can have no proof. of its truth." "Then," inquired the oilinan, "does thee believe in FraneigY"4i-11‘yes ; for although I have not - seen.' I have seen others who have. Besides, there is plenty of cor roborative proof that such a country does exist." "Then thee will not be lieve anything thee or others has not seen ?" "No." "Did thee ever see thy own brains ?" "No." "Ever see a man who did see them ?" "No." "Does thee believe thee has any ?" This last" question put an end to the discussion. MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1863. For The Mariettian. BEFORE AND - AFTER;_ or, Five Phases of Married Life, By Grant*.llus CHAPTER 11. [A. RUSTIC PHASE—After.] "But since my wife is married She's very lazy grOwn, She rings the bell in my earl, All with a hellish tone ; With her tattling and her prattling From Louse to house she'll go, And anything she'd rather do Than spin her pound of tow." The wedding of Ephraim Scraps and Sally Scrapings passed off, as all Pucl3 occasions will pass off, if you give them time ; and it might also have been crowned with as much happiness as usually falls to the lot of men and women; who make all the important events of life a mere lottery, had they gone to work with a will, intent upon the dis. charge of their respective duties to the best of their abilities. But the sequel will demonstrate that this was. no part if the programme of life which they had tech marked out for themselves. Be lore the period, universally regarded as the "honey-moon," had expired, Ephraim and Sally had quietly settled down to their accustomed level and bad careful. ly stowed away all their best "duds," with a secret determination! that; for such an inexcusable extravagance, they should last them for along time; and accordingly they made their appearance in seedy and dilapidated garments, and esteemed each other as the "old man" and the "old woman," before their years had numbered a quarter of a century. 'Phis sort of retrencli,ent and economy would have been jaudible,,had it been adopted from the right motives—had it been resorted to as'a means to husband' their resources for the - pUrpose of pro vidioga comfortable holm; and meeting and discharging in a creditable mariner' the various obligation's iimposedupon , them as the reaponsible heads, of a fami 2 ly. But that was no part of their:ob ject—indeed when the mutual deception which both had practiced in regard to their financial condition, became known to each other, they seemed to have no fixed object of life, and went forward— er perhaps, more properly speaking, backward —io that shiftless, thriftless manner, which characterizes so many of the marriages of this nether world.— There is perhaps no conduct oa the part of those who enter the marriage cove= nano, that is more detrimentral to the happiness of the parties when the dis covery is made, as that of mutual decep-, Lion—oven in the smallest thing, wheth er it be relating to the age; parentage, or other circumstances of one or both of the parties. if a man or •woman has knowingly anything belonging to his or her constitution or character, the future development of whidh would-belikely to work an alienation of affection or es teem, neither party ought to heedlessly subject themselves to such a contingen cy, by practicing deception, for a single moment. If a man knew that his wife was the mother of an 'illegitimate" be fore he married her, he might truly sympathize with her in her misfortune, and still esteem and love her to the end of his days ; but, if he discovered five, ten, or twenty years later iu life, that he hail all this while been the victim of deception, his confidence and esteem for his wife must necessarily receive a con vulsive shock, if it would not be entire. ly destroyed. This was now the unhappy condition of Mr. and Mrs. Scraps. Their "little all" had been expended , in getting up a tawdry wedding party, where as a quiet and retired ceremony upon principles of economy, would have suited their condi tion better. When Ephraim discovered that Sally had lavished all her solid earnings in her wedding paraphranalia, he felt that he had only gotten scrapings for his pains, and Sally on the other hand discovered that she had, instead of a rich husband; only exchanged scra pings for scraps, and reither of the parties were slow =in intimating to the: other, in no choice phraseology, the state of their sentiments upon that sub jest. Ephraim bad calculated , when he got Sally for a wife, that as usual, she would make a regular work-house of herseif, just becanse she loved to , work, and therefore leave little'or nothing for him to do ; and he might enjoy himself in attending, at most, to a little eight by-ten tobacco-patch,skr a small iv-ater melon-patch melon-patch; -but mainly in: hunting, worms and fishing.;-or "bobbing for eels"- in their season ;' watching the 'fishbasketa in the falls 'acting as clerk at raffling matches and, elnieiing r matdhil in the winter; and engaging lOstfing..' ioccupations in general; onlyrreturning, to hie domicile when he was hungry or sleepy, to be regaled and refreshed.— But Sally had made a set of calculation's that conflicted a little with those of Ephraim; for a life of bard labor to support a loafing husband constituted no part of her intentions. A little knit ting job,—that was pet baps never to be finished—and a bey bundle of gossip— that, was equally as inexhaustible--and neighborly visiting throughout the en tire " Hollow" and the " Goes," was Sally's ideal of married life, after she bad gotten such a well-to-do •man as Ephraim for a husband. Ephraim and Sally being legally man and wife, they, out of necessity, hired a little rude cot tage or cabin, and commenced house keeping, commensurate with, their future prospects, more than with their present means—a dilapidated and dingy building it was, and it remained• so as long as they occupied it. It was not long before the sensibilities of the good people of'-Possum-Hollow and Coffee-Goss were shocked, at the studied indifference of Mr. and Mre. Scraps, nor was-it long before they were arrayed in sympathy or prejudice for or against one or the - other of these here tofore seemingly proper people. A few of the more knowing ones indulged in-a chuckling, "Didn't I tell you it would be, so ?" to which others also, with ' mock' penetration responded, "And didn't I tell you too ?" In the meantitne 'Eph raim and Sally came to the conclusion that their fortunes were now irrevocably made•HAXed; and t berefo re ' l . theriii: was now no nits . in 'making any'other effort then that : dictated by impulse of 'the moment, cind that impulse,' more or less the result'of necessity. - They - seemed, at least, to be determined'to comMeiice the life tbl'y had so longan'd"so ardeptly 'Cherished, no nuttier Whether theywOuld be'able to crinitine it or' not. This was a fatal and 'deplorable mistake--an in finitely-greater Mistake'than, their: mar riage ;'-'for,jhad they' ininiediately after that event, Made a mutual acknoweledg went of their errors, and entered into a mutual pledge to make the beat of that which could nut be undone, they might have cu/tivated a happy condition, and * have bad temporal prosperity.; whereas, the course which they subsequently re solved to pursue, or at least commence, brought thickeniug disasters .and exas perations at every step, and converted their domestie relations into a vast sal miguniiii, to feed the busy and malicious gossips of the neighborhood, In Ephraim's fishing, hunting—or rather gunninj4arid shooting-atCh ex peditious, he formed a large 'circle of loafing associatioas, among whorl') he. learned to smoke and chew tobacco, and : drink whisky—nor were the qualities of the articles he patronized of the choicest kind ; and returning home to, his domi cile saturated with the peculiar flavor of these articles—to which be would there add that of a raw onion or two before , he retired for .the night--Sally would come the more, vixenish and slovenly, and, in self-defence more than from any other cause, she learned to suitike, her self. Not one i-iugle - household duty that. Sally had been in the habit of per forming befoie her marriage, did bhd take any delight in now,—and this was also the case with Ephraim—and had it not beed that they both became invet erate smokers, there would not have been a single bOnd of Sympathy between them. Of ceurse,as much labor as was absolately necessary' to furnish the means "to keep soul and body together," they were compelled to'perform, and did perform ; but very little more—just suffi cient; perhaps, to supply them with the commonest-and rankest kind of tobacco, and pipes to smoke it with. Time wore. on, and Mr. and. Mrs. Scraps became the, progenitors of a de generate, yams of little Scraps ;, and "Those raseelly, little Scraps,". were fa miliarly, associated .with :all. that was lazy, dissolute; and gop4-(or-nething, in Possum-Hollowiatid Coffee-Goss.-I'here was not one of them that had .130 t met :with some accident, jeopardizing life or limb, befora' they• we're seven' years of age, and the marks of which they car ried to their geavee: ' Little "Ephe" had his leg jainined.`ewiriging afienderoes gate, tOo'near the post, which-Made him lame for' life. "Tore" fell into ''a well and broke his'back, which healed up in i to an enormous "hunch.- was I struck on Ake nose, by the coupling pole of F 4 7ag9RAYAW.ricAtjugf tq , ll. B wl4g,ork .behind,' oynr,.n piece . of,road,,: lipeo4ing, said RlY§9.lg9Plo4gilklrPlltl/9fiitiMaPL,rai,. o°o t i9P ,been,rugOerßO a„.p.rippio Mile /444 her ha n d 01,1,91 p, rat,Zft.4l:lA9m§#l,-"ltio rher lip torn by "`fowler"—a wortblivut, car, that Ephraim Scraps insisted on keeping about the house and feeding, until his presence became dangerous to the children, when Sally gave him his quietus by the administration of a wholesome dose of pounded glass and kidney-fat. As the children reached, respectively, their tenth or eleventh year, they were sent out to theneigh boribg farms to work, as long as' their presence could be endured, - for even if they had been able bodied they were too saucy and self-willed to remain long on-terms with any one. And yet, all this while, ltd. and Mrs, Scraps, were : either unable or unwilling, to see any thing wrong in themselves, but were constantly making loud and long com :plaints to those of their neighbors, who .had time end patience-to listen to them, el3(Mt the short comings and the dere_ 1 lictions of each other. Sally had often been adminished by her thrifty and in- i -dustrious neighbors' wives, to commence in good earnest to practice some of that ind,nstry,aed tidyness which so well be came.her before , her marriage, and that by making her house the pleasantest. and most interesting place in the com munity, she might win Ephraim as a constant and orderly inmate of it. She -was moreover advised to wear her shoes up behind and not go all the time "sl P, •thotl"—to throw away the old clay or corncob pipe and forego smoking—to discard the dirty muslin - esp that stood . . .awry upon the top of her bead, and to 1 . . . inaegarate . e more tidy arrangement of personal attire, and of her houiehold affairs, and 'all might yet go well with A di 'them. . "As Ephraime was exhorted . 'to quit drinking "bad whitky," and keep away from - country distilleries on. Sun day,to mend his fences—cultivate his . Potatci patCh more eltillfully, and to es ' heti 'gauging and fishing, and com mence a life of frugal industry, and be would tind , eeougb. , of , men who would , lend him fl .11 . 40 , ,a u ii ; hOphi nj : along But it was all,preachingto the wind; they, were: too stubborn to heed good ad vice, and too illitetate- to, receive in struction from-those client but efficient Monitors that speak to mankind through the pagee.or books. As the parents had been, so the childrenbid fair to be; and as they grew older and larger, if they MIA any special desire, it was not to go to school, but that they might get into some situation, where they might have 'opportunities to "slink it," or get the largest amount of wages for thesmajleSt amount of labor. And when they fitially reached the years of maturity, the .h I) its, the examples, and the' partialities and affectionelhat gave character to the home of their parentage, in a great measure characterised theirs—modified. :perhaps so far as the controlling iollu puce of their married partners could .have an effect upon such things. • This i 5 but one of the many thousand of perverted marriages that take place in the various circles of society in this .world. It does not necessarily follow that parties ought to be in affluence to live together happily in a marriage union, for health and happiness are found as frequent and as unalloyed in an' humble cottage, as in a gorgeous palace. But-it is essential to- true and lasting happiness that -the parties should be void of all deception, and in perfect con fidence reveal all their objectionable points, as well as those that are appro. vable. If this course in mutual reliance is pursued, with a determivation to die- Charge their respective duties, as man and wife,—father and mother—in 'accor danee with the solemn vows they have takm—making mutual concessions for all short comings and imperfections in each other, there cannot be a doubt about it, that God will bless such a union, if his blessing is earnestly sought in the various steps of their progress to the alter. If any misguided ,rustic maiden or swain are building np-a false superstructure upon a false foundation in -relation to the__ marriage covenant I let them "pause, ponder, ,and reflect" before it is too late, lest all of their af ter life he rendered dark and cheerless, by the improprieties, the false princi ples and the selfish affections Which they indulged in, before, But even if right thoUghts and principles have not : govorped the - parties in' consummating l:e• marriage anion,. the very fact that suCh'an - act can never fie undone, ,and leave the parties in the same iutact'po sitiori they- w:ere in before its eonetimmi: t Adopisciught•te - euggeet to - them that now, As Ake-Almighty. had permitted it, the t•elatioli..exieting . between• them-;ought 1 I neeer. to , die distuebed;•and thitt,'.thay- , ! ought mutually. to ,, adt as they do in. all ' oCher pnalteeahld:ibip i tlngbilalee pf.life, ,Cliiii,!iii,:nsalie the! inbeic - ih4 koiii4 canlsfie i)tai iiiiiiiii? It. Urtiiiiiii VOL. 10.--NO. G. have not become fised in a stubborn . and selfish desire to see each other out of the woild, with a determination to form another '•alliance matrimonial," and begin life anew,—witbout regard to the most important part, that if com menced anew the second addition ought to be a:so improved,—then the tasiof making the best of a bad bargain would not necessarily be a difficult task. Probably Mr. and Mrs. Sclera - saw that they could hall- done much, had they sincerely willed 1,, tt , :alloviate and improve their moral and pecuniary con dition, and by this means.; influence their increasing family fu: . good. No. doubt they had ma'y moments, or pos. sibly hours and days, in their individual experiences, when they, thought of ma. king an effort to do better, but were withheld from making mutual confessions and concessions, by that demon of pride that lurks in the breast of every unre generate son of Adam, whether found in a cottage or in;:a' palace—whether in poverty or in affluence. Doubtless they . may have also seen at times, that the status of their children were only modi fications of their own status, and that however culpable they may have beets, yet that their proolivities towards dish order and wrong-doing were marked by such -teps as too plainly exhibited to them that they inherited, from their pa rents these dispositions; and were there fore not responsible for their actrl, the same degree that they held' them; when in moments of excitement they . applied the punishment to "them.. htart: tied people, no.matter how illiteratear ignorant they may be, have nevertheless. vouchsafed to them, through the various experiences which attaches to theft' condition in life, enough of that lumen, which in a general sense has been vouch safed to all conditions, to exhibit to them all the dark shadows upon their path, which have been cast there as the reflections of their own dark intents and purposes, and if they would avoid these effects they must first correct or modify the superinducing causes of them. It cannot be po slob° that the equal lid misery, the dissipation, and the infi delity that is so often witnessed in married life, is altogether unavoidable, or that it is owing to,eitraneous dream._ stances alone: It would be a reflection upon Deity, and a perversion of the (*ami ties of thought and speech, to think and say, that• men has no agency, pro nor con, in he sum of evil now in, the world ; and especially in that sum which seems to attach to married life.. Had Mr. and Mrs. Scraps been interrogated as to the causes of their want of harmony, happi. ness and prosperity in their marriage relations, they would most probably have given any other than the true cauze ; and thiS, 'too, to the ends of their lives. Not because they may have been entirely ignoiant . otthe true cense, but because they had so long been ae costomed to criminate each other in the matter, that they now felt that an open acknowledgement on the part . of either of them, would impose upon them a state of humility and Christian forbearance, that in the eyes of the world might seem like a criminality which they could• not think of lying under. They had never. yet truly learned that the sinner must first see and acknoWledge his sins—not only in a general manner, but also spa. cially and particularly—if he ever ex pects to be absolved from them be cause undefined.repentance is no repent aUCC ; it is sslkexamination by detect ing self-love ; self denial by weakening its power, and self-gevernment by re ducing its despotism, et' turns the temper of the soul from it' natural bits*, controls, the disorderly appetite, and under the influence of Divine aid, re stores to man that dominion over him self which God at *first gave him over the inferior - ereatares. If Mr. and Mrs. Scraps could not see or understand this, or if seeing and understanding it, they had not the will to carry it out in their own individual lives, they were perhaps in the same situation that many others, of higher moral and intellectual ettairt ments than their,' are in. These desti: tute moral conditions betting to refined life as well as to'rustie life--only not in the same kind and• degree perharri—but wherever they are found they are the sad consequences cif deritictions of duty in the various phases of every-day life . ; and in none more particularly and dors sadly in all their consequences Upon fa ture"gernitations, than in thbse 'Nebo hays united their fate in this world, rtddeithi bonds of a• marriage -covenant., When, we ,thrash • t,tas a_nemyfiy, cavalry dash, they may be osil•te b. horsewhipped.