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PR HENRY LANDIS,
DR. ITESRY LANDIS,
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,41c.rket Street, Marietta,
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Strett, Marietta, Pa:
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; and Pastes, Oils, Perfumery,
Hair i yea, Invigorators, &c.;
,',„,:es. Chimneys, %Vick
:applied at reasona le rates.
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a. ts Having hod over ten years
coca in the drop, business ens
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School Books, Stationary,
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Childrens , wear, in the city. Also
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ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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THE GOOD WIFE.
It is just as y,on say, Neigbbor Green,
A treasure indeed is my wife ;
Such another for bustle and work
I never have found in my life.
But then she keeps every one else
As busy as birds on the wing ;
There is never a moment for rest,
She is such a fidgety thing.
She makes the best bread in the town,
Her pies are a perfect delight,
Her coffee a rich golden brown,
Her crullers and pudding just right.
But then, while I eat them, she tells
Of the care and worry they bring,
Of the martyr-like toil she endures,
0, she's such a fidgety thing !
-My house-isit,l2£4:o-fili a pin,
You should see how the door-handles
And all of the soft-cushioned chairs
And nicely-swept carpets , xesmine.
But then she so frets 'lithe dust,
At a fly, at a straw or a string,
That I stay out of doors all I can,
She is such a fidgety thing 1
She doctors the neighbors, 0, yes,
It a child has the measles or croup,
She is there with her saffron and quills,
ti=er dainty made greets and soup,
But then she insists on her right
To physic my blood in the spring,:
And she takes the whole charge of my
0, she's such a fidgety thing I
She knits all my stockings herself,
My shirts are bleached white as the
My old clothes look better than new,
Yet daily more th?ead bare they grow,
But then if a morsel of lint
• Or dust to my trousers should cling,
I'm sore of one serman at least,
She is such a fidgety thing.
You have heard of a spirit so meek,
So meek that it never opposes,
Its own it dares never to speak—
A 1a5,,1 am meeker than Moses !
But then I am not reconciled
The subordinate music to sing;
I submit to get rid of a row,
She is such a fidgety thing !
It's just as you say, neighbor Green,
A ti ensure to me has been given ;
But sometimes 1 fain would be glad
To lay up my treasure in heaven.
But then every life has its cross,
Most pleasures on earth have their
She's a treasure, I know, neighbor Green,
But she's such a fidgety thing.
Car "Th omas, my sop," said a rather
to a lad my hearing, the other day,
" won't yori show the genthiman your
"I don't want to," said he.
"I wish you would," responded the
"I won't!" was the " I'll be
goy-blamed if I do!"
A sickly, half approving smile passed
over the face of the fathor, as he said in
explanation of his son's brusqurie:
"Tom don't lack manners generally ;
bat the fact is, he's got such a cold, he's
utmost a fool !" Kind parent ! happy
There is a chap in 'Philadelphia who
sap he never minds the hot weather, so
long ae he is with his wife. She is such
an Intense scold,
--Speaking of tilting hoop skirts, the
Louisville Journal valiantly says,: "Tilt
so monk as you .please, ladies, we -oan
Rani it ityo . t(seti "
titkut trarsidania moat . itt amt eittlt
A n 1 1 ffi •
MAMMA, PA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1866..
In our lag we endeavored to enforce
upon temperance men the necessity of
abßtaining entirely from all drinks that
contain alcohol. From personal ob'ser
vation we are induced to call your at
tention to a subject closely allied to the
While it is very important that we
should know what we drink; it is no
less important to see that we breathe
the proper material ; as physical beings
we are compelled to owe the continuance
of our Hype to the elements and objects
by which we are surrounded. One of
these is air, the first and the last demand
of our lives, we are incessantly inhaling
it from birth to death. Air in its natur
al state, consists of four substances, two
elements oxygen and nitrogen, and two
compounds carbonic acid gas, and vapor ;
not chemically combined as some sup
pose, but merely mixed, so as to be
The nitrogen of which there is in pure
air about seventy-seven per cent. is the
neutral or diluting principle ; and oxy.
gen of which there is about twenty
three per cent. is the active or life sup
porting principle, the percentage of
moisture is small and variable, the same
with carbonic acid gas. This is the kind
of air which the human respiratory sys-
tem demands. In the process of breath
ing the air is conveyed through the
bronchial tubes and received into the air
chambers where it is brought into con
tact with the venous blood to which it
yields a portion of its oxygen and in re
turn receives Carbonic acid gas. It is
by this process, and by this alone that
our blood can be purified and revitalized.
It comes into the lungs a 'dark liquid,
meets the air freighted with the life
giving elements, and exchanges its pois
onous load for this element, and thus
rqturns to the different parts of the sys
tem robed in a beautiful crimson. It is
this vitalized blood that imparts the
hues of health to the skin, that gives the
rosy cheek and ruby lips, to the fair ones.
Let those who desire to be in possession
of these remember that pure air is the
only chemical necessary to procure them.
Eyerytime we breathe, a certain por
tion of air is deprived of a large portion
of pxygen, if taken the second time into
the lungs, another portion of oxygen is
abstracted and so on, until it
. will no
longer sustain life. But this is not the
only way breathing effects pure air for
while it looses oxygen it receives in re
turn from the blood, poisonous gases,
which are exhaled and mixed with the
The best authorities tell ne that we
breathe every minute from seven to ten
cubic feet of air, and hence unfit that
quantity for respiration every minute.
Think for a moment of our crowded
workrooms, a room sixteen feet square
and nine feet high will contain 2304
cubic feet of air, which will supply four
persons for about an hour, and yet not
unfrequently twice that number of per
sons, and three times as long, are seen
working in such a room. Is it any
wonder then that such persons should
become sickly and be continually com
plaining of dyspepsia?
Look at our evening parties crowded
into parlors for three or tour hours the
only, means of ventilation being the oc
casional opening of the door.
'rkllnk of two or more persons sleeping
in an almost air tight bed room, from
seven to eight hours ; and then be not
surprised at the many pale faces. If we
could but see the mass of vitiated and
poisoned air in which we pass so large
a portion of our lives, should it fora mo
ment become visible; we should flee
from our stove heated, unventilated
rooms as from a city swept with cholera
or yellow fever. But these remarks aro,
not only applicable to home ; but in al
most all of our public meetings. Not
unfrequently you sit listening to an ex
cellent sermon until you are asleep, be
cause you are inhaling poison all the
time. It is time people should see to
this, rather freeze to 'death than be pois
oned to death. But we have not the
space, er shouicl give some ,examples
resulting from a want,of,proper ventila
I. A. G.
Marietta, December 4, 1866.
" Ilave you any original poetry in
your album, Miss Jeo,kins?" "No, but
some of roffriends,bave.fs,vore,d me .with
very original spelling."
" That's the lastattempt to introduce'
cotton into-Turkey," said-a wag, on-see
log an old gobbler trying to swallow s
_.~ <~: •„_.ate
For th e riet tian
itwisf the most populous of th!':t ,
weitirn ; towns of the Commonwealth
es i d tid+Abito ::.nr.th o l d *o n e 'awe,
Deacon BiAtfte; ..resident of
the principal village, the other Deacon
Crawfoot, a plain farmer, and living in
the outskirte...upon the mountain side.
Daring a protracted meeting, held in the
village, Deacon Crawford eame in to at
tend it, and received and accepted an
invitation to dine with his brotherdeae
on. The latter ( it was a good many
years ago) had champagne upon his
table, and asked Deacon Crawfoot to
take a glass of wine. " No," said Dea
con Crawfoot, " I never take wine."
" But," urged his entertainer, " this is
as harmless as cider, and no more intox
icating. " Well," replied the farmer,
"if that be the case, I will drink . alt. °
And he did drink, and drank • freely.
The dinner ended, the brethren retarned
to the meeting, which was a conference.
Very soon after entering Deacon Crow
foot, who evidently felt the inspiration
of his generous dinner, Started to his
feet and addressed his brethren as fol
lows : " It seems to me, brethren, that I
never had such spiritual views and emo
tions as I experience now. And I
thought it best to inquire whether these
are confined to myself; or whether this
may not be indeed a pentecostal season.
Why, brethren, I never had such spirit
ual views and emotions. It seems as if
I was sitting astride the roof of this our
consecrated temple, the organ swelling
beneath me, the bells pealing above me,
and every shingle on the meeting house
playing on a jewsharp I '—New Bedford
`'Who pese dese •Local Editors 2"
The Cincinnati Times has the follow
Detective Harry, Hazen was met yes
terday by a keeper of a beer saloon on
Vine street, over the canal, who was
laboring under considerable apparent
excitement. Recognizing Hazen he
stepped up to him with the exclamation,:
" Who peso deco wnt you calls local
"They pick up items," said the offi
cer, "dead bead into shows, &c."
" Dey pick up items >? tink so. Is
gold watch items? Is sixty toiler
items ? Hey ?"
He was asked to explain what he
meant, which he did as follows :
" Dis mornin' I was drinkia' lager mit
mine friends all de while in mine saloon
and in comes a young man---py tam he
was such another nice young man wot
dere never was already—and he pulls
out a little sheepskin book 'and a lead
pencil, and be says he pese local editors,
and he wants me to tell him all cot there
vos pout the row mit mine peer saloon
" I asks him wot kind o' business he
was that row, py tam, wot kind of right ?
" Und he says he reports_ am in de
" So I tells him all vot I don't know
pont the rows vot some_ tam rowdies
tries to kick out of mine saloon last
night. Und . mine poarders gets around
and they dells more tinge vet I redol
leas, and de nice young man he sticks
em down ip his sheep-skin pook, mit his
lead pencil. Den he drinks glass lager, ,
which he don''t let himself pay for, py
• (I felt sure as sever was he was
one ,little newspaper, fellow when he
didn't, make pay mit mine lager. But
dat makes nothing tifference. Delis no
brinciple in dat )--and den he goes out,
and I don't sees him agin all de wile.
"Den one of mine poarders he finds
himself stolen away from his gold watch
py tam. Und My neighbor Schmidt he
found sixty tollar What he hadn't got 1"
"The nice young man who pretended
to.be a local editor, was a pickpocket,"
said 13rmert, “who.took that means to
carry on his trade, and he succeeded ,
pretty well if he got a gold watch and
" I tinhs he succeeded pretty well,
mine gal De next time -a man comes
in my saloon mit his tam sheepskin pen
cil and lead pook, and says he is local
editors, py tam he don't gomes in !"
b Dan," said a little boy of four years,
"_give me ten cents, to buy ,a_monfcell. l .'
" We'Xo got one t 000 k99 in the house
now" said ttlmelder brother. •
"I V /IP 4 1 it:ttliP l3 V l, 4 3 aid kittla fel-
"Yon," was tha-ral4.
" Thewgive me ten cents' to'-buY this
ntenhey-sodkv eaigdy. o •
Hie brother 'shelled Out' Inisneditite;,
ane's alind. uncomfortable. You know you're ex
pected to be ever eparklin' and " ear.
To Avernus. Ward, London: castical," and the old wit won't come,
MISGUIDED MAN I The Baldwinsville and you're kinder strainin of yourself.
" , Spread Eagle " has printettigkiece of 'You're pain too much of Punch, may.
you'rn out of Punch," which amongst be, and if I'm not much mistaken, Punch
other stuff and nonsense about your die- is gettin too much of you. Don't go to
reputable old show, hasgot in it.a toady- I think yourself underrayted by home
in little paragraf which you onghter folks ;—when you do get off a good
blush for, if blushin was in your 'line. i thing we mahe the most of it ; we are
Here it is, bad spellin and all: I thankful for small favors from th it quar-
"It will be remembered that on the
occasion of the first battle of Bull Run,
it suddenly occurred to the Fed.ral sol
diers that they, had business in Washing
ton, which ought not to be neglected,;
and they all started for that beautiful
and romantic city, maintainin a rate of
speed during the entire distance that
would have done credit to the celebrated
French steed, Gladiateur."
If the truth isn't to be spoke at all
times, which it isn't—no more is it to be
spoken in all places—and on no account
whatever when it tells agin one's country
and tickles her dedly foze. Now I know
that when you break out in a new spot
and tell the truth, it's jest that sort that's
meaner than the common run of lies;
and you know that you concockted that
nasty little Bull Run "goak" just to
ring in with the snobs and Tories ove
there, and git the British Lion into your
show. But I can tell you that you are
makin a gratooitus old fool of yourself.
They won't admire you in a eprawlin at
titood. Thuy'd respect you a heap more
if you'd stand right up to 'em and give
'em a touch of true blue Yankee inde
pendence and spunk. You may say
that you can't be expected to exhibit
what you haven't got; but / say
you have arey faculty, it's for doing jest
that identical thing. 'Twas more'n half
your capital in the ehow. bizness. I can
tell you, too,`that the English have had
Bull Runz of their, own, and they know
that jest sich fellers as you be are the'
ones that flgger in 'em.
Other folks may flatter and applawd,
and " lafe at little jests," but I shall
.confiner to do my duty by you, without
flinchin. Your morall sietim es relaxt.
You need tonic of the homebrewed sort.
You need a piece of my mind—you're
kinder wiltin for it.
S,ome of the Baldwinsville folks are a
little took aback by your tarnin tail on
your country, and fawnin on her enermies
in sich a sickain stile. When the Min
ister read the piece, he muttered some
thin about its bein "tu Brutty"--and
the Doctor, he says to me, "I should
think it a clear case of softenen of the
brain, if Mr. Ward "—" had any brains
to soften," sayel. "Jest so," says he.
But you didn't spring.. a mine on me.
Nobody knows a man's weak pints, nor
what mean tricks he may be up to, like
the wife of his bozum. An incident of
domestic life will exhibit you jest as
Nachur and the show bizness made you.
'Twas the mornin after the, twins were
born, and as you stood. gazin on.!em in
pensive mood with your hands — under
your coat mita; and I was weak enough
to hope—(for I'm but a woman, like the
rest of my seCt,) that the double blessin,
had somehow made a new man, and a
hull one oat of yoo, till you gushed
forth—"Oh, Betsy Jane, would they had
been hitched together, Siamese fashion
What a mint of money, they'd a been for
Now, a man mean enuff to tarn the
misfortins—spozeta they'd been thus
jined—of his innercent children to -ac
count, in the show line, along with.two
headed calves and five-legged pigs,
might be expected to make capital oat
of the miefortins of his coun'ry, spozen
she had been thui misfortinit. But you
wouldn't have gone and done it, if I had
been like a ga;rdin angel at your side, or
if I had had you anywhere within broom
stick range. You wouldn't have fawned
and frisked about the heels of a bloated
aristockracy much. I know how Ms—
,goin it on your old demoralizin'
principle. , " When you're with the Mor
mons, do as the Mormons do ;"—but you
disremember peger sayin',---"lt's a
base bird that fowls it's own nest."
There, old man, put that in your.pipe
and smoke it 1 - •
it may -be . the climit=it 'thay be the
lickers•—but your Punoh "eseeys" ain't
the gay and festive effewsions the world
looked for; standin
Sideer of the Atlanticl' -It doik.l-o - olc. as
you was a-goin to " set the Thames
afire and burn the 13r;itiSk ile. 4.4414041
say s the "genuine American homer" they
talked about has struck in—thisrS's Belch
a faint show of it about yoar stile at
present. It's a jerky, exhausted eicir,t of
a stile, as suggests spaznms and night
sweats.. You'rn,ont of .your 'ellertnitnt
cleogick gellg,mo, sod flop Wu
VOL. XIII.-NO. 18.
ter. " How are the mitey fallen !"
If you don't want to hear from me
publickly, through the Atlantic Cabal,
come home ! Hurry up your collecktion
of furrin beasts and wax Eggers—( it's a
nice place to colleck the former )--don't
wait for all the Queen's children and
grandchildren, for you'll be gray, as well
es bald, before you get through ;—quit
expozin of yourself to strangers, and
come home to your lovin frens and .na
bore, who are prepared for the worst
you can do, and never expected much of
you ;—come home to your faithful ,wife,
who , is tired of bein condoled with for
your melancolly "goaks" and dunned
for your bad debts. BETSY JANE WARD.
Baron de Kaib.
r Among the enthusiastic foreigners
who generously espoused our cause at
an early period of the Revolution, and
joined the American army, few are en
titled to , more grateful recollections, by
the present and future generations, than
the Baron de Kalb. He was by birth a
German, and had attained a high repo•
tation in the military service ; he was a
Knight of the Order of Merit, and a
brigadier general in the armies of France.
He accompanied the Marquis de Lafay
ette to this country, and prottered his
services to Congress, which were accep
ted ; and in September, 1777, he was
appointed .to the Office of major general.
His alma and deeds were of a high order ;
he labored for the liberty of all who were
oppressed. He did not esteem rank but
for the sake of performing greater uses
to mankind. He was second in • com
mand in our southern army, under Major
General Gates, when arrangements were
making for the battle of Camden (which
Rroved so disastrous to our army, -in
August, 1780 ), and cautioned Gates
against a general action. But Gates
said,. " Lord Cornwallis will not dare to
look us in the face." And when an of
ficer, who was present, said, " I wonder
where we shall dine to-morrow r
"Dine, sir," replied Gates, "why - at
Camden, to be sure ; I would not give a
penny to, be insured's beefsteak in Cam
den to-morrow with Lord Cornwallis at
Baron de Kalb was decidedly opposed
to the proceedings of Gates. and foretold
the ruin that would ensue, and expressed
a presentiment that it would be his fate
to fall in the battle.
In a council , of war, while the enemy
was approaching, the baron advised that
the, army should fall back and tike a
good position, but this was rejected by
Gates, who insinuated that it originated
.De Kalb instantly placed himself at
the head of his command on foot, and
replied, "Well, sir, a few hours, per
haps, will prove who are brave."
The conflict had scarcely commenced
when the militia under Gates broke and
fled, leaving the guns behind. He im
mediately pursued, as he said, to bring
them back, but he continued his flight
till he reached Charlotte, eighty miles
from the field of battle,
De Kalb, at the head of a few hundred
Continental troops, contended with the
whole British army for more than an
honr ; hundreds of brave men had fallen
around this hero when he was .overpow
ered, baying received eleven bayonet
At the entreaty of his aid, Chevalier
de Boysson, the British officers inter.
posed, and prevented bis immediate
destruction ; but he survived the action
only a few hours. To a British officer,
who kindly condoled with bim on his
misfortune, be replied, " I thank you
for your generous sympathy, but I die
the death I have always prayed for—the
death of a soldier,.fighting for the rights
of man ; and, thoug,h I light no more in
this world, I t i ruet t •,l„.- May be. still ,of
some service in - the cause of freedom."
General-Washington, - many - years af
ter; visited the grave of De Kalb, and
after looking on• it awhile, he exclaimed:
`` - I:3'O' there lies the brave De Kalb, the
ginertus,stranger who came from a dis
tapt land to fight our battles, and to wa
ter with his-blood the tree of liberty."
Congress ordered him a monument,
but it, ajuseeeyer erected, though the cit
i isens of 6amdi;n, after .waiting a long
time, enclosed his grave, and placed oe
. a h,andsmiemarble, with an epitaph
descriptive, 9( hie vittliai and sonless.