The Mariettian. (Marietta [Pa.]) 1861-18??, December 17, 1864, Image 1
BY FRED'K L. BAKER. TIM DRAFT ME DRAFT!: Who would not be out of the Draft? BVT that which effects us in connection with the Army, is not the only one—the brats upon the POCKET these times is equally s e vere—conseq nen tly we purchase goods where we get them cheapest. ,Tc. n: Spangler, SUCCESSOR TO DAVID ROTH IN THE HARDWARE BUSINESS, Would take this method of iuforming•the.pub. I is that he is now prepared to furnish anything in his line of business, such as Glass, Oils, Var4ishes, . Stoves, Iron, Carpenter's - .Mots, Hinges, Bolts, Locks, Nails; all- kinds of Building material, Coachmdker's • Goods, C'ederware, Cloaks, :„ Fancy Articles in large variety, wittca full as sortment of shelf goods generally, which he will sell at the lowest prices, wholesale or re ti il. Call and examine the stock. Ma.iet.a, March 6, 1864. SUPPLEE 8s BRO., I-41p IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS MEW nil General Machinists, Second street, Below Union, Columbia, Pa. They are prepared to make all kinds of Iron ailing!' for Rolling Mills and Blast Furnaces, ipt, for Steam, Water and Gus •, Columns, routs, Cellar [loots, Weights, &c., for Rail ings, andeustings of every descriptiOn ; STEAM ENGINES, AND BOILERS, IN TIL E MOST MODERN AND IsmutovED Manner; Pumps, Brick Presses, Shafting and Pulleys, Mill Gearing, Taps, Dies, Machinery fur Mining afid Tanning ; Brass Bearings, Steam Sr. Blast Gauges, Lubricators, Oil Cocks, Valves for Stearn, GliEl 3 and Water i.lirass Fit tings in all their variety; Boilers, Tanks,. blues, Heaters, Stacks, Bolts, Nuts, Vault Doors, Washers, BLACKSMITNING in 'GENERAL. Froollongexpenence in building maehinery W 4 flatter ourselves that we can give general satis faction to those who may favor us with their orders. EE...llepairing promptly attended to. (Inters by mail addressed us above, will meet Waltp aptrot attention. Price* to suit the times. Z. SUPPLER, T. R. SUPPLEE. , Columbia, October 20, 1800. 14 tf The People& CHEAP HAT, CA.P.AN.I3 Fur Store; • NO. 20 NOItTII QUEEN STREET, LANCASTER, P. 4 Siruatz cfc Brother, 7 FASMONABLE HATTERS. general assortment of , flats, Caps, and LADIES FURS OF ALL THE LATEST STYLES; constantly on hand, which will bnsold at the lowest rates for cash. ' All goods in our tine manufactured to order. llesltY A. SHULTZ.] [JOHN A. SHULTZ. Lancaster, Novunber 5, -JIICOB HARLEY, SUCCESSOIL TO STA UFfER & BARLEY, No. 622 Market-Street, PHILADELPHIA; Dealer in Fine Gold and Silver WATCHES, SOLID SILVER-WARE, Rue Gold Jewelry, . and the best make of Silver-Plated Ware Constantly onhand a large ssortment of :the above goods AT LOW PRICES. Watches and fine Clocks repaired by skill ful workmen; also, Jewelry repairing; hln graving and all kinds of klair-Woik to oide'r at short notice. tr., Don't forget the old stand, Number 622 Market street, Philadelphia. April 6,1864.-3 m S and ALEXANDER LYN DSAY, Fashionable Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, MARKET STREET, MARIETTA, PENN Would most respecttully inform the citizens of this Borough and neighborhood that he has the largest assortment of City made work in ids line of business in this Borough, and be ing a practical BOOT AND SHOE MAKER mself,is enablea to select with more judgment than those who are not. He continues to man ufacture in the very best manner everything in the BOOT AND SHOE LINE, which he will warrant for neatness and good fit. R3'Call and examine his stock before pur chasing elsewhere. DAVID COCHRAN, Painter, Glazier and Paper Hanger. VE7 QULD most respectfully inform the cit -11 irens of Marietta and the public gener ally that he is prepared to do House Painting, , • Mina Glossing, Paper, Hanging, gv., At very short notice' and at prices to suit the times. He ran be found at his mother's reii dence on the corner of Chesnut and Second streets, a few doors below the M.E.. Church, find 'immediately opposite the -old: Obtain, 'Coach Works. [Aug. 3-Iy. FRANKLIN HINKLE . , M. D. After an absence of nearly three years In the Navy and Army( of the United States has returned to the Borough of Marietta and re sumed the practice pf. Medicine. Especial attention paid to Surgical cases in which branch of his profession he has had very considerable experience. DR. J. Z. HOFF.ER,, DENTIST,- OF TILE BALTIMORE COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY, LATE OF ETARRISAUhG. Pl' ICE:—Front street, next door toil- Ij Williams' Drug Store, between Locust sod Walnut streets, Columbia. DANIEL G. BAKER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, TER..PA. OFFICE :—No. 24 LANCA NORTH S DUE& STREET opposite the Court House, wherelie , wili sa tinet to the 'practice of his pr °feast= in islitits various breaches. Itit : 34'.ll-I..aritt.ti.i. T c. al'arptrtbtut rtnnsglilania loin:nal for te Nose girth. PUBLISIIED WEEKLY 41-E- .4-atzei`. AT ONE DOLLAR AND A HALF A YEAR, PAYABLE IN ADVANCE Office in "Orall's Row," on Front sti eet, five doors East of Flury's Hotel Single Copies, with, or without Wr appers, FOUR CENTS. ADVERTISING RATES': One squire (10 lines, or less) 50 cents for the first inset ion and 25 cents for each subsequent insertion Pro fessional and Business cal ds, of six lines or less at $6 per annum. Notices iu the read ng col 7 umns, fire cents a-line. Marriages and Deaths, the simple announcement, FREE ; but for any additional lines, five cents a line. A liberal deduction made to yearly aad half yearly advertisers. Having just added a " NEWBURY MOUIP- Tili JOBBER PRESS," together with a large assortment of new Job and Card type, Cuts, Borders, &c., &c., to the Job (ace of "THE MARIETTIAN," Which will insure the f• ne and speedy execution of all kinds of JOB & CARD P INTING, from the smallest Cara to the LARGEST POSTER, at reasonable price's. ```till She Keeps Rocking Him." Still she keeps rocking him, Ever caressing him, Brushing the hair from His colorless brow. Softly they've whisper'd her, "Life has gone out of him; " Gently she answers, "How still he is now!" Still she keeps rocking him, As though she would shake from him The cold baud of death, Like the weights From his eyes; itoeking, the clay of him, While softly , y, the soul of him Angels are rocking Far up in the skies. From " The crystal Gem." Published by the scholars of the Marietta High School. „WmJ'ciclieoes.q.-I).oearn. It was on a cold chilly night of De cember, that a tired young soldier, with his comrades lay down upon his blanket for a night's rest. It was, not long ere sleep crept quietly over his weary eye lids, and as he slept he dreamed. He was once more in his beautiful home enjoying all- its blessings. He once more gathers,around that happy fireside, with all those loved ones whom he hid left, doubting whether he should ever return. Oh, can it be pessible that he has been spared through all the battles in which he was exposed; to enjoy once more the comforts and blessings of home. As he sits there, by the fireside, his mind wanders back to soldier life. He tbinks, how often, when in camp, he drained the gluss of that poisonous li quid which has been the ruin of thous ands. flow often he sat down to the card table and played with his comrades to pass away the time. Oh, if his moth er had known this, would she had given him such a hearty welcome ? With these thoughts he awoke, not to see the gentle face of his mother, or the loving smile of his sister, but only to the forms of his sleeping companions. He won dered whether they would be as disap pointed in 'their dreams as he was in his. He began to think over his dream. No, he does not know that he shall ever again be permitted 'to enjoy the blessings of the home of which a few moments before he had been dreaming. He resolved from that moment never again to unite in drinking liquor or•play iog cards with his comrades. He was often tempted to do so, afterwards, but in an instant he would think of the thoughts that occupied his mind, as in his . dream 'ha eat by the fireside of his happy home, and he remained true to his resolution. NETTIE. ar Printers' "devils" are, generally, "ladies' men," notwithstanding they have a rather bad name. Sometime ago, one 9 4 these gentlemen and his lady-love were taking an evening stroll, and while walking along, chatting briskly' upon the numerous topics of the Ally, she suddenly caught his hand and looking 'smilingly in hiS face, asked : "Do you know why I cannot get religion ?" "No," replied he, "I di not, my dear." "It is because I love the 'devil."' eir This is the style in which the fair ones in some parts of Yorkshire convey the hint to backward swains. "Why don't you get married ?" said a young lady the other day to wbachelor friend, ,who was down there on a visit. "I've been •trying for the last ten years -to fpl'Appie one who would be silly enough to haveme," was the reply. "Then-you hitioic't :been down our ,pray , "'was` tide insiouating rejoinder. MARIETTA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1864. Information for Election. Judges. VERY IMPORTANT :—We find the fol lowing important extracts from decis ions made in regard to the right of per sons absent, for a time, from their resi dence, to vote, in a late number of the Washington (D. C.) Chronicle. This should be cut out and kept for future reference. " There are many, clerks in the employ of the General Government in this city," says a writer in. The Daily Chronicle, "who are anxious to exercise the elective franchise at their State and Municipal elections, but who, having been told that by removing their fami lies to this city, paying taxes here, &c., they have lost their domicil at thefr for mer place of residence, feel somewhat in doubt what to do. Some of these men were denied the right to vote at the recent State elections, and simply because they were living in and around Washington with their familieS. That these men may not thus be disfranchised by a set of Copperhead judges, I would call their attention to the following de cision and references. "A person who removes to Washington and holds a public office there does not thereby lose his domicil in the place of his former residence, unless he intends permanent ly to reside at Washington." [See Gil christ's Digest, page 193, 2d par.] In the case of Atherten vs. Thornton, N. U. Rep., vol. 8, page 178, it was sub mitted in evidence that defendant (Thornton) resided with his family and had his domicil in Merrimack, county of Hillsborough. previous to July, 1830, when he was appointed to an office in the Treasury Department of the United States, and went to the city of Wash ington;.and in November following, he removed his wife and one child (leaving one with his mother at Merrimack) to Washington, where he lived in a hired house until the summer of 1831, when, in consequence of the ill 'health of his wife, she and the child returned to his house in Merrimack and there boarded with his mother. On the first of Octo ber, 1831, the defendant (Thornton) went to Merrimack, and on the 234 of November, same year, returned to Wash ington with his family, and kept house there until the 7th of September, 1832, when, on account of sickness in his fam ily, he 'abandoned housekeeping, and his wife and children went to Newton, Connecticut, where they remained until Si;ptember 1, 1833, when they returned to Washington, and he again commen ced hOusekeeping there. In April,lB34, his family returned to Merrimack. Thornton had paid taxes in Washington during this time. 'He had often declar ed that he did not intend to make Washington his permanent residence, but that he intended to return to Mer rimack, It was decided in this case that Thornton retained his domicil in Merrimack, Judge Parker holding that the domicil which Thornton had acquir.: isd in Merrimack had been retained, not-' withstanding his personal residence with his family in Washington. It has been generally considered that persons ap pointed to public office under the au. thority of the United States, and taking up their residence in Washington for the purpose of executing the duties of such office, do not thereby, while enga— ged in the service of the Government, lose their domicil in the place where they before resided, unless they on re moving there intend to make Washing ton their permanent residence. In many cases actual residence is not indispensa. ble to retain a domicil after' it is once acquired, but it is retained, 6ninio so/o, by the mere intention not to change it. See Judge Parker,,Atherton vs. Thorn ton, Story's Conflict of Laws, 39-45 55 ; Pickering's Rep., 377 ; Harvard. College vs. Gove, Thompson Digest, D. C., Mass. Reports, vol. 17, on domicil, &c. It was held by persons of no less eminence and legal ability than Daniel Webster . and Caleb Cushing, late United States Attorney General, that no clerk in the employ of the United States cotld .be disfranchised by. the mere fact of his living.here with, his family ;- and they even held that;the exercise of the elective franchise in the municipal affairs of the District of Columbia did not im pair the right to vote for President in States where they had resided and had their residence. far Adam was fond of his jokes ; and when he saw-his 80138 and his daughters ma'r'rying "one another, he dryly , remark ed to Eve that if there had been no ap ple there would have been no poiring. • A ir, -it. is, no,t the.happy ; death, bat the happy life that makes met happy, A Selfish' Bridegroom A circle of gay, young bachelors in St. Louis, was thrown into, confusion, lately, by the desertion of one of their bar,4llo fell a'victim to the cha . ms tra beautiful and amiable young lady. For someteause best known to himself, the enamored Benedict kept the matter a secret, and without inviting his bach elor fried& to the wedding, .had, the knot tied in an unostentatious manner, and started on a bridal tour to some pleasant village in Illinois. • His friends, of Course, heard, of tlje wedding the day after ,it (=tried, and feeling Blighted, detertOned to have' re venge. When the happy man returned from his tour, he was taken aback by being waited upon.by a stranger, a de tective, who produced an order for his arrest, on a charge of disloyalty. Hav- ing at one time entertained a - sneaking sympathy for "our Southern brothers,'' he was greatly troubled. He was, taken by, the detective into a darkened room, where the examining board was sitting, and was surprised, to see that, they all wore masks and dominoes. . He asked why he was not allowed. to see the faces of his judges, and pas told that they were disguised ,, on account of the discovery of .s service. and traitors in the Government service. He was then accused of having uttered such and such sentiments, in the presence of certain of his friends, whose names were , given, endue he could not deny what he had said, he plead guilty and threw himself upon the mercy of the court-urged his youth-and inexperience—the fact of his recent marriage—the remote probabili ty of his becoming a father„ Scc. Although his pathetic eppeal appeer ed to soften, the flinty hearts of the judg es, yet it could not turn neicle. :l the• pon derous hammer of justice, and hes was sentenced to six, months imprisonment in the Alton prison,,at hard labor, with ball and chain' uttached to his left leg. This was a terrible blow to a 'man who had been married but three'or four days, and the prisoner was greatly affected. After witnessing the misery .Of . the condemned man for a few moments, the -mock judges threw off their masks, and appeared before him as his uninvited wedding guests. They told him they had taken this mode of punishing . him for his failure to invite them to his-Red ding, and he was so glad to find that the thing was all a joke, that he treated the party to a champagne and oyster supper,‘and promised. that he would never get married again without their. presence. ~ HOW A COPPERHEAD - WAS SQA o. The Philadelplahi. North Anadilean tells the following story : A well known frequenter, of Third Street stopped yesterday in a barber shop, close to the North American building, sat in a shaving chair, drew a newspaper from his pocket, and instruc ted the knidht of the razor to take off his beard. The barber was an ATaicatr. He simply replied "yes; boss," and pro duced his implements. The customer silt down. He was duly shaved: "His face was• Wiped, and he arose, donned hid coat and hat. ' "How much?" he asked, in a dolor ous yoice,.as he adjusted his . shirt col lar. "Fifteen gents, boss." "Why, I thought you shave 4 for ten cents at this shop." "Dat aVs de average, sab," was , the reply. , "Ten cents is,de price ,of a shave in this shop. You come in- here, sab, and read the news of Sheridan's victory, and.your face.got about six inches lon . ger, dan when. you came in. If. Yeur face . Was like it was afore you read, that news, ten cents was the pace. When you commenced to read about do defeat of Early, den your face . stretched dOwn about four' inches. Dat's what makes it wnrf`fifteen cents for der shade`:"' The•eustomer couldn't restrain a grin, though he was a Copperhead, - and °the. hit at Mni - Wag mada by a 'nigger!' He laid, down : the foe, and !qiked out, • gir How long Eve, the first woman lived, we know hot: It is ' a 'en r i o fadt' that :in sacred history ) the age, death,- and' burial , of only one woinariL= Sarah, the wife of Abrahim—:is distinct ,ly note,d, • Woman's age ever since ap pears not, to have been n subjeo for, his tory or :discussion. , , . fir A. Democratic editor in lowa says his gart.pipi Oak State liasAgren thepde gree , of, 1-Ab:!Arr,-"4loFed LA% il." - Air We ffiearctri. yourig lady 1 in, town 4 ' ,4,1 AvAio,hln,9 kitme i he,e4ed that kto 'pada her round-shouldered. A TWILIGHT WOOING It's an awful thing to lose a friend by marriage'!' To see him drop into, your room occasionally, always with a'-paper parcel under his arm, 'suggestive of liCe arid ribbons: insteaff-ot Vaving him all to yourielf, '434 in' a'n'd" day cut. To know that the blue-breathed evening ci gar will. inevitably -be - itiibieviated 'by "Oh,'my Wife will be anxious, if I'm not at home by eight o'clock," To tell' im hboutlhe'Pretty-girl with the pinkton net that yonsinet in' the' stage yesterday, and be . generallY confidential, and :then find yourtongte seddenlkpalsiedty the conviction Wilt tell' his' wife every Word' you have. been haying: There's 'no use talking abed :the' . thing -its actuallyindescrihoble. Do 'you suppose I didn't feel jealbuß when JaCk Merelyif° got thairied't too you suppose ihe green 2 eybd , Monster didn't inspire 'lllB With all'sorts'orunatn iable feelings toward the `little brown eyed beaety who 'lied 'cut "me out so completely IC took Spine - time to ree= conbile me to' the'neW state 'of thugs. But When I found' out that 'she - didn't object to my sitting, on the'batCony and speaking With Jack—nay, that she act ually lighted our cigars fOr'us, and then brought her little footstool and sat doWn'beside us-tiatti she laughed like vpettl' Of' merry blifs'at our bachel'o'r chances and mishaps•thand that she lilt ed to have me corns' to dinner on Sun days, then thought Jack's wife wain't so bad an institution after all. And one day,'when she 'brought out her tiny wickerwork-basket, , and 'stood on tip= toe to sew the loose button .upOrt my coat, I capitulated in good earnest. • "Jack," said I, "your wife is:-well , not exactly evangel, for I ddn't belie4O in angels about the hciusebut the sweet. little ivisinan I eier set- 'my:',eyeß '`You- Won't 'be jealeni, 'old 'fel: • ~! L •,;". -"Jealonsno '!" - said Jack , stretehing his neck so as to look 'after the light, disappearing figure.' yilh what; Arthur, you oughtlo see i'Mary's siker:" • ' • ' • ,• • S are erieugh, about two weeks' after ward, as I came, in' at the sweet-briai shadowed gate, and paused to Wok' at the crimson clove-pinks just opening their fringed petals, the silver 'tones of another voice sounded in the low-caved piazza, and almost before I knoW it, Jack. Marclyffe's arm was through lithe, and he , vas introducing me to' ' a dupli cate 'ei dtion of his 'wife. scarlet-lipped, • arch-eyed girl in white — mnalin - ;' with a coral bracelet on her drat. • From that moment I was gOne—l didn't know whether T eat in ' Tann `vel vet easy chair,' Or ett'the top 'of the 'rail , fence ; r said "No, rthank yeu - ," when Mrs. Jack asked me hoW I Waa—l red layeup of chocolate With a pen -knife, and tried to pat the tEible-Cleth'into fit l y pocket, instead .of a handkerchief, and finally disgraced myself irrevocably, by putting the,rnatch-bo,int,o ,the cradle, and depositing,the baby On ; the marble mantel r piece.., • "Good gracious, Mr r Arden 1 1 exclaim ed. Marclyffe, "what is the matter 7' l "I believe—l think' ; —.l've got a cold,, in my head _ !" faltered 1 ,, looking .at the time straight at Agnes, who was, playing with her coca i l bracelet, and tending not to laugh. "Jack," said I, that. evening,. aik- he, went oist : to the gate :with ,4 ,ll4era'a' no use; tryiegjo minge anatters,-if can't win:Miss Agnew I @hall- take ar- genie." Jack squeezed my hand ;° !thee!' 'through the milli', • , . , "Do you think7She cares fo'r me, Jaok, 2' ,Tasked, plaiptively * abogt:p.' month,gt terward. ' ,deularevhorkestly * .'l've.the greatest mind in the world to Jump-off ; the pier; or - hang peaceably. l No * w.' Whit' 'doeis byCflirting with that 'red-Whiaker j ed Carle* ?“ - 011, -add>, de tie mereillit—Ltell: trio'. what° yik '°' Poor Ariarelyffe ! `ft 'tabittit the ihirticith Übe he Mid' hedirtuilie'd 'the I s`ariao`iluestioli. ; ."W hp, how dan' tell; ArrtliniTi ;Ten' might as li'ask read ih6llihdOu qilpha,bet a's l dedieher the' Mysteries of a woman's :heart: you, ask her. yourself ?"" "Me ask her !" and' the cold , cfiills ' ran, through. me like ieini of ice,. "J:nok,,l.,daro net, ,for mYhfo !" ji "Weiltl Fap'tgive any better " ,6 4 1 4.1 1 .!L°R 1 Y.'n 3 1 1 ? heart never won fair ,13. He turned away, and left me aandhig trifelv ttniber blue teTti of zitintimoli • VOL. XI.-NO. 20. roses, and the tall corona's' of gleaming lilies. Up in the rosy sky the new moon hung, a curved thread of and - One bright star bore its lance of peail, against the radiant horizon. I looked absently up at the fair atmos pbere—dowiat the blossoming garden of 'flowers, thinking, in the midst of my perplexity, how like the blue heaven was to Agnes' eyes, and marvelling that the pink roses were so near akin to the dainty color that came and went upon her silk-Soft cheek. BeSide the low French window that opened upon the piazza floor, I saw the finv of muslin drapery through the fra grant gloom—it was where Mrs. Mar elyffe was wont• to sit with her baby. I eabglit the refrain of the low, delicious cradle song warbled in the tiny sleeper's ear. , A bright thought struck me—l would take woman's wit into my coun sel. "Mary," said I, sitting down on file . piazza step, and leaning my head against the rose-wreathed pillar just op posite the window, "I wish you'd tell me what to do—Pin desperately in love With' your sister Agnes, and-Idon't laugh now—l haven't the courage to toff her: io." I paused an instant and then went on : "I love her better than life. No, that is not saying enough ; 1 would die to Make her happy, Oh, 'Mary, can't you give me a word of encouragement ? I 'd • are not tell her my love, because my oheart.sinks so in dread from the one lit tie ..word: 'No 1' Will she speak it, do you think ?" . There was no answer still. f`Maryi• she , break my- heart ?" I spoke with trembling accents, fresh friain the' deepest recesses of my soul_ the veryliir seemed to sob around me as I ceased. One instant of silence, in the soft, pulsing fragrance of the mid summer twilight,.and then there was a . fluttering &light, azure robes, the fall of a fairy foOistep.' Ere T could look yp,a - SOW, White afm, gleaming with the CliniP of s bloOdire'd Coial s bracelet, was around' my tieek—a shower of brown Curls nestled on my breast "She Will'eet—she never will ?" The voice was that .of Agnes Day ; I held the coy, coquettish trembler to my heart !• Life has been brimming with sweets ever eince—many a golden moment has paused , to sprinkle its chalice of joy .around my toot-steps, as it passed. into the world of the bygone; but, in all my existence, there never came a second time like that. I hail bee'n pleading to Agnes herself, and Mary stood .smiling• in the back groundi the veriest spice of roguery Oeaming in lier hazel eyes, through a diiii quiver of joyous tears. ''So I'm really to have a brother-in law !" she said, putting aside the roses and coming forward just as the wicket fastening clicked under Jack's hand, and the fiery spark of his cigar flashed through the purple gleaming, slowly gavelling up,the garden,walk. "Hallo !" said he, pausing abruptly, its, gues tried vainly to escape from my detaining arm. "Oh, I see now Well—upon—my—word ! for such a 'bashful :young- gentleman, you've been femarkriblY ekpeditious! Accept of my Congratulatioris, Aggie—ditto, Ar thur." " ' PACKING EGOS YOB. WINTER.—Mrs. L. s T...Slawsop, of Kenosha, Wis., says she has kept eggs perfectly - good and fresh till a year old in the following manner : •She pburs• some *heat into the bottom ota harrel, and place's the eggs, day by •day•as they are gathered, standing on `the small end in•the wheat. ..When that ;course is'full,`sheliouiesnother layer of wheat on the eggs and repeats the pro- When theibai•rel is full it is cov ered and Placed in a dry cellar. The barrel stands upotrthe end without turn ing, and the eggs are taken out as want ed. She • say's that it is not only none •“, • ceiistiry td'reverse the barrel when pack -fecoMmisinded by some members Vette' alb; but that it is injurious. • JO - , ,To,...CLEAN CLOCKS :—A correspon dent, writing to the Scientific Ameri can, states : "Common brass clocks `nitiy lie cleaned by immetsing the works in boilini water.. Rough as this treat- 'Meta may appear, it works well, and I have for many' years past boiled my clookd Whenever they stop from an ac 'cutmulatroyi Offlust or a thickening of the oil upon the' pivots. They should be boiled in pure or rain water and dried on a warm t 3 tove or' near the fire. I ;.:., write this by thit tick of' aft eight-day ujock r whichlias boiled a year ago, and ,b:as i ' behaved perfectly Well ever since."