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SUNBURY, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1875.
( New Series, Vol. 7, 5To. 16
t Old Series, Vol. 36, Sfo. 16
A MTOTf! A 13
PAL.TIMOIIE L.OCK HOSPITAL
Phvslclau of this celebrated Institution, lias
discovered the most certain, ppeedy, pleasant and
effectual remedy In the world for all
DISEASES OF IMPRUDENCE.
Weakness ot the Back or L'linbF, Strictures,
Affections of Kidneys and Bladder, Involun
tary Discharges, Irapotency, uenerai ueom
tv. Nervousness. Dvspepsy, Languor, Low
Knirits. Confusion of Ideas, Palpitation of
the Heart, Timidity, Tremblings, Dimness
of Sight or Giddiness, Disease of the Head,
Throat, Nose or Skin, Affections of Liver, Lungs,
Stomach or Bowels these terrible Disorders
arising from the Solitary Habits of Youth those
secret and solitary practices more fatal to their
victims than the song of Syrens to the Mariners
of Ulysses, blighting their most omnani nopes
of anticipations, rendering marriage, c, nupos
especially, who have oecome the victims of Soli
tary Vice, that dreadful and destructive uabit
which annuallt sweeps to an untimely grave
thr.n Run da of rbunir men of the most exalted
talents and brilliant Intellect, who might other
wise have entranced listening benatcs wnn tne
thunders of eloquence or waked to ecstacy the
living lyre, may call with run commence.
Married Persons or Young Men contemplating
marriage, aware of Physical vveauncss, (loss
of Procre&tive Power Impotency), Nervous ex
citability, Palpitation, Organic Weakness, Ner
vous Debility, or any other Disqualification,
He who places himself under the care of Dr. J.
may religiously confide In his honor as a gentle
man, and confidently rely unon his skill as a Ehv
Jmpotcucy, Loss of Power, immediately Cured
and full Vigor Restored.
This Distressing Affection which renders Life
miserable and marriage Impossible is the penary
paiif by the victims of improper Indulgences.
Young persons are too apt to commit excesses
from uot being aware of the dreadful conseqences
that may ensue. Now, who that understands
the subject will pretend to deny that the power
of procreation is lost sooner by those falling into
improper habits than by the prudent t Besides
being deprived the pleasures of healthy ofifcpriug,
the most serious and destructive symptoms to both
body and mind arise. The system becomes de
ranged, the Physical and Mental Functions
Weakened, Loss of Procreative Power, Nervous
Irritability, Dyspe, ila, Palpitation of the Heart,
Indigestion, Constitutional Debility, a Wasting
of the Frame, Cough, Consumption, Decay and
A CURE WARRANTED IN TWO DAYS.
Persons ruined in health by unlearned pretcn- I
dors who keep them trilling mouth after month,
takiug poisonous and injurious compounds,
should apply immediately.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Lou
don, Graduated from one of the most eminent
"d'eges in the United States, and the greater
art of whose ifc has been spent in the hospitals
of London, Pris, Philadelphia and elsewhere,
hat effected some of the most Astonishing cures
tii A were ever known ; many troubled with ring
ing in the bead and ears when asleep, great
nervousness, being alarmed at sudden sounds,
baftiluiuess, with frequent blushing, attended
sonctimes with derangement of mind, were cured
TAKE PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Dr. J. addresses all those 'who have injurrd
themselves by improper indulgence and solitary
habits, which rnin both body and. rrind, unfitting
;thera for either business, study, society or mar
riage. These arc some of the sad and melancholy
.effects produced toy early habits of youth, viz:
Weakness of the Back and Limbs, Pains iu the
Backand Head, Dimness of Sight, Loss of Mus
. cular Power, Palpitation of the Heart, Dyspepsy,
Nervous Irritability, Derangement of Digestive
Functions, General Debility, Symptoms of Cou
Mektaxxv The fearful effects on the mind
are much to be dreaded Loss of Memory, Con
. fusion of Jdeas, Depression of Spirits, Evil
; Forebodings, Aversion to Society, Self-Distrust,
; Love of Solitude, Timidity &c, are some of the
Thocbands of persons of all ages can now
i judge what Is the cause of their declining health,
' losing their vigor, becoming, weak, pale, nervous
: and emaciated, having a singular appearance
about the eyes, cough and symptoms ol consump
tion. YOUNG MEN
Who have Injured th mselves by a certain prac
tice Indulged in when alone, a habit frequently
learned from evil companions, or at school, the
effects of which are nightly felt, even when
at-leep, and if not cured, renders marriage impos
sible, and destroys both mind and body, should
What a pity that a young man, the hope of his
country, the darling of his parents, should be
snatched from all prospects and enjoyments ol
life, by the consequence of deviating from the j
put b of nature and indulging In a certain secret
lial.it. Such persons Mr st before contemplating
reflect that a sound mind aud body are the most
necessary requisites to promote connubial bappi
nct. Indeed without these, the journey through
life becomes a weary pilgrimage ; the prospect
hourly darkens to the view ; the mind becomes
shadowed with despair and filled with tbe uielun
tboly reflection, that the harpiness of auother
iM-eomos blighted with ourown.
A CERTAIN DISEASE.
When the misguided and imprudent votary ol
pleasure finds that he has Imbibed the seeds ol
this painful disease, it too often happens that an
Ill-timed sense of shame, or dread of discovery,
deters him from applying to those who, from
education and respectability, can alone befriend
him, delaying till the constitutional symptoms of
this horrid disease make their appearance, such
as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose, noctural
pains in the head and limbs, dimness of sight,
deafness, nodes on the shin bones and arms,
blotches on the head, face and extremities, pro
gressing with frightful rapidity, till at last the
ialate of the mouth or the bones of the nose fall
in, and the victim of this awful disease becomes
a horrid object of commiseration, till death puts
a period to his dreadful suffering, by sending
him to " that Undiscovered Country from whence
no traveller returns."
Jt is a melancholy fact that thousands DIE
vicjms to this terrible disease, through falling
Into rche hands of Ignorant or unskillful PRE
TENDERS, who, by the use of that deadly Poi
son, Mercury, &c, destroy the constitution, and
Sncapaoia ,cf curing, keep the unhappy sufferer
month after mouth taking their noxious or in
jurious compounds, and instead of being restored
- to a renewal of, Life Vigor and Happiness, in des-
. pair leave him with ruined Health to sigh over
his galling disappointment.
To such, therefore, Dr. Johnstos pledges hiin
aelf to preserve the most Inviolable Secrecy, and
i from his extensive practice and observations iu
the great Hospitals of Euroe, and the first in
this country, vi: England, France, Philadelphia
and elsewhere, is enabled to offer the most ccr-
tain, speedy and effectual remedy in the world
for all diseases of imprudence.
OFFICE, NO. 7. S. FREDERICK STREET.
Baltimore, M. D.
Left hand side going from Baltimore street, a few
floors from the comer. Fail not to observe name
jSITNo letters received unless postpaid and
containing a stamp to be used on the reply. Per
sons writing should state age, and send a portion
of advirtisement describing symptoms.
There are so many Paltry, Designing and
Worthless Impnsters advertising themselves as
'.Physicians, trifling with and ruining the health
of all who unfortunately fall into their power,
Uhiit Dr. Johnston deems it necessary to say es
pecially to those unacquainted with his recita
tion that his Credentials or Diploma always
han, in his office.
ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRESS.
The many thousands cured at this Establish
ment, year after year, and the numerous im
portant Sureicy.1 Operations performed by Dr.
Johnston, wituessed by the representatives or the
press and many other papers, notices of which
Lave appeared again and again before the public,
besides his standing as a gentleman of character
and retpousibillty, is a sufficient guarantee to the
afflicted. Shin diseases speedily cured.
April 0. 1875. lv
I.l itlUKIC AM) lLAM.(i
Third Street, adjoining Phlla. A Erie R. K., two
Squares North of the Central Hotel,
IRA T. CLEMENT,
IS prepared to famish every description of lum
kr required by the demands of the public.
Having all the latest improved machinery for
manufacturing Lunber, he Is now ready to fill or
ders ( all kinds of
FLOORING, SIDING, DOORS SHUTTERS,
BASH, BLINDS MOULDINGS, VE
and all kinds of Ornamental BcrowlWork. Turn
In U of every description promptly executed. Also,
A LA ROB ASSOltTMXMT OF
HEMLOCK and PINE. Also, Shingles, Tickets,
Ordsrs promptly filled, aud shipped by Railroad
or otherwise. J RA T. CLEMENT.
Til. It. KASE, Attorney at Law, 8UN-
BURY, PA. OHIce in Market Square,
(adjoining the office of W. I. Grecnongh, Esq.,)
Professional busiuess in this and adjoining coun
ties promptly attended to.
Suubury, March 16, 1873.-ly.
joseph s. akYoi7i,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Liverpool, Perry county, Pa.
All business matters In the counties of North
umberland, 8nydcr, Union, Perry aud Jnnhita
promptly attended to. Consultations can be had
in the German and English languages,
april 17, lS74.-ly.
.11. A. SOBER.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ASD COUNTY SOLICITOR.
Office ou Front Street below Market, Sunbury
Pa. Collections and all legal business promptly
J A WES BEARO,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Haupt's building, South East Corner
of Market Square, Sunbury, ra.
SrECiAL Attention Paid to Collections.
i . ATTORNEY AT LAW,
and acting JUSTICE of the PEACE
Next Door to Judge Jordan's Residence, Chest
nut Street, Suuburv, ra.
Collections aud all legal matters promptly at
ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND
ACTING JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
rvinvevancins' the collections of claims.writings,
and all kinds or Legal Dusmess wm oe cuu
t, n.irpfnllv and with desnatch. Can be consnlt-
in h F.nHlsh and German lanciiae. Otncc
In Haupt'B building, Market street, sunoury, ra.
A pnl 9, o.
Northumberland Co., Penna.
Can be consulted in the English aud German
languages. Collections attemiea to in .wnu
nmliorlnnil null a H tninlntf COUntiCS.
Also Agent for the Lebanon valley tire insu
rance Company. iiin.
W. C. PACKER,
Attorney at Law,
November 9, 1872. tf.
SB. BOYER, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law. Office in Wolvertou's Law build
ing, Second street, SUNBURY, PA. Professional
business attended to, in the courts of Northum
oerland and adjoining counties. Also, in the
Circuit and District Courts for the Western Dis
trict of Pennsylvania. Claims promptly collect
ed. Particular attention paid to ran in Bank
ruptcy. Consultation can be had in the Ger
man language. April 0,'7j.
H. KASE, Attorney at Law, SUN
BURY, PA-, office In Wolvcrton's Law
building, Second street. Collections made in
Northumberland and adjoining counties.
J. Merrill Linn. Andrew H. Dill. Frank. 8. Marr.
EIXX, BILE aV MARK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Next door to the Presbyterian church, Market
April 9,'75 Noithnmlwlaud Co., Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office in Masser's Building, south side of Mar
ket Square. April 9,'75.
JAMES II. MeDEYITT,
Attorney at Ijaw and
United States Commisioneu. Office with 8.
B. Boyer, Esq.. in Wolvertou's Law Building,
Suubury, Pa. April 9.'75.
SP. WOLVERTU., Attorney at Law.
Market Square, 8UNBURY,PA. Profession
al business in this and adjoining counties prompt-
.y attended to.
Hit. MASSER, Attorney at Law, SUN-
BURY. PA. Collections attended to in
the counties of Northumberland, Union, Snyder.
Montour, Columbia and Lycoming. plllMy
GEO. W. ZIEVLEK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office in Hanpt's building, Market St., Sun
Collections and all professional business
promptly attended to in the Courts of Northum
berland and adjoining counties.
March 19. 1875.
DR. C. M. MARTIX, Office in Drug
Store, Clement House Block, Office hours :
from 11 a. m., to 1 p. m., aud from 0 to 9 p. m.,
at all other hours, when not Professionally en
aged can be found at his residence, on Chestnut
Street, SUNBURY, PA. Particular attention
given to surgical case. Will visit Patients
either in town or country.
Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Glass, Varnishes, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars,
Pocket Books. Dairies, fec.
GEORGE M. REXX,
Li SinysoiVs Building, Market Square,
1 prepared to do all kinds of work pertaining
to Dentistry. He keeps constantly on hand
a large assortment of Teeth, and other Dental
material, from which he will be able to select,
and meet ine wants of his customers.
All work warranted to give satisfaction, or else
the money refunded.
The very best Mouth Wash and Tooth-Powders
kept on hand.
His references are the numerous patrons for
whom he has worked for the last twelve years.
Snnbury, April 21, 1872.
poltls aafc cstanrants.
CRAW FORI HOI'SE, Cor. Third and
Mulberry, Business Centre, Williamsport,
Wm. CRAWFORD, Proprietor.
Dec. 11, 1S74.
CEEMEXT HOI'SE, Third Street below
Market, Sunbury, Pa. PETER S. BUR
RELL, Proprietor. Rooms neat and comfortable.
Tables supplied wllh the delicacies of the season
and the waiters attentive and obliging.
Sunqury, Jan. 22, 1S75.
SITED STATES HOTEL., W. F.
KITCHEN, Proprietor. Opposite the De
pot SIIAMOKIN, PA. Every attention given to
travellers, and the best accommodations given.
April 5,1873. tf
"VTATIOXAL. HOTEL. AUGUSTUS
jlN WALD, Proprietor, Georgetown North'd
County, Pa., at the Station of the N. C. R. W.
Choice wines and cigars at the bar.
The tablets supplied with the best the market
affords. Good stabling and attentive ostlers.
HUM M EE'S RESTAURANT,
LOUIS HUMMEL, Proprietor,
Commerce St., SHAMOKIN, PENN'A.
Having Just refitted the above Saloon for the
accomodation of the public, Is now prepared to
serve "jis friends with the best refreshments, and
fresh Lager Beer, Ale, Porter, and all other malt
W. 8. BHOAD8. PACKER II A AS
WS. RHOADS fc CO.,
RETAIL DEALERS OF
ANTHRACITE COAL, SUNBURY, PENN'A.
OrriCE with Haas, Faoely fc Co.,
Orders left at 8caskoltz & Bro's., office Market
treet, will receive prompt attention. Country
ustom respectfully solicited.
Feb. 4, 1871. tf.
COAL! COAL! COAL! GRANT BROS.,
Shippers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
WHITE AND RED ASH COAL, SUNBURY, PA.
Orders will receive prompt attention.
ANTHRACITE COAL !
VALENTINE DIETZ, Wholesale and
Retail dealer In every variety of
ANTHRACITE COAL, UPPER WHARF,
All kinds of Grain taken in exchange for Coal.
Orders solicited and filled promptly. Orders left
at S. F. Nevin's Confectionery Store, on Third
treet, will recieve prompt attention, and money
reoeiptdfor, tu same as at the office.
XEW COAL, YAKD.
THE undersigned having connected the Coal
business with his extensive FLOUR & GRAIN
trade, is prepared to supply families with the
VERY BEST OF COAL,
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Egg, Stove and Nut, constantly on hand. Grain
taken in exchange for Coal.
J. M. CADWALLADER.
Sunbury, Jan. 15, 1870. tf.
srXBCRY MARBLE YARD,
Fourth Street below Market,
TIIF, undersigned has returned from the Vcr
jiont Marble Quarries with 56 Tons of
He has bonght at such figures that
will allow him to sell better stone, for
less oioncj, man iieretoiurc. iiiencsi
.Sutherland Falls Marble,
which is better than Italian. Rutland is now
sold as low as the Manchester.
TI109C who need anything in the Marble line,
for Monuments, Grave-Stones, or other purposes,
will find it to their interest to call and examine
this large stock, as better bargains can be secur
ed thnn'bnying from parties 'huckstering' round
All lettering will be done in the neatest and
most improved stvle.
W. M. DAUGHERTY.
Sunbury, Jan. J1. 1873.
THE KIXC! BARBER SHOP
IS THE SHOP OF THE TOWN and long
has been ; ask history and she will tell yon
Meu have grown old in our patronage
- Babies on their mothers' breast
To bouncing boys at play ;
And youths by maidens fair caressed,
To stalwart men with cares oppressed,
And old men silver gray.
' And among the honored and lasting imprcs
sious of time, aud the crash of revolutions in
circumstances, we stand a living monumental
memento of the Intrennity and perseverance ap
pertaining to the identity of progression, plying
our vocation witn tne mgncst style oi art ana
perfection, and aspiring to achieve the highest
reward of merit attainable in our hnmble capaci
ty, and tbe sentiment of respect and approbation
which the presence ot superior appliances ana es
tablishment are always wont to inspire.
Always to please
Wc shave with ease
Cut and comb with taste the hair ;
Shampoo the head with soothing cure,
Aud color the whiskers black or brown,
To suit the peoplo about the town.
Then allow me politely request you to stop,
And not go past nor from around our shop.
To eet shaved on the basis of ability nor as
some have done for our use of the ballot for prin
ciple sacred and right nor under the common
secret and invidious guise of enmity to complex
ion ; for the cut of a man's coat, or the color of
his skin, or glit not to affect his usefulness nor
bis qualifications. A fair chance is ull that we
demand, to give the proof to all the lnnd.
Sunbury, April 5, 1873; No. 91, Market St.
A First-Class Newspaper.
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irai in coining j
Opposed to all Corrupt Rings ia Municipal,
state ana -National Aliairs.
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THE WKKKLY TIMES.
Will lie turned on Saturday, March 20th, and weekly
thereafter, containing all important news of the week,
and complete Market and Financial lteporta.
Mailed, for one year, postage free, at the following
Tea Copiea iUiu
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Address, Tlio Times,
No. 14 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia.
A NEW STOCK OF
MERCHANT TAMING- GOODS.
Has juet returned from the Eastern cities, with' an
elegant selections of
of the finest French Brands, Trimmings, Ac.
He is now ready to receive orders for
SPRING AND SUMMER SUITS
of any desired style. The latest styles of pat
terns on hand, and
XEAT FITS GUARANTEED.
You will find prices at least as reasonable as
elsewhere, (live me a call.
FOURTH ST., Oj.poxite CITY HOTEL,
Sttnhtiry, April t, lS75.-tf.
1815 MILLINERY. 1875
TRIMMED AND UNTRIMMED
HATS and BONNETS.
CRAPE AND CRAFE YEILS.
NEW French Styles In Infants' Caps. Straw
Gools, in Shade Hats, School Hats and all
the latest Fashionable Shapes aud Colors.
Chip in Drab, Brown, Black and White. Leg
horn, Black Hair, etc.
All the novelties in Silks, Gross Grains, Snsnes,
French Flowers, Wreaths, Roses, Buds and
Sprays. Ribbons in the new shades.
Purchasers will find a full and carefully se
lected stock of Millinery nt M. L. Gossler's
Millinery 8tore, Fourth St., below the Shamokin
Div. N. C. R. R., Sunbury, Pa.
April 23, 1875.
PRING AND SUMMER STYLES
Hats & Bonnets
TRIMMED AT ALL PRICES.
Latest and Best Shades.
Good Assortment of Notions
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
FANCY ZEPHYR GOODS AND
At Misses L. & 8. Weiser's Millinery Store,
Market St., Sunbury, Pa.
The Largest and Most Complete Estal
IN THIS SECTION.
ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
BOOK, CARD AND JOB PRINTING
EXECUTED IN TIIE BEST STYLE.
MERCANTILE LETTER HEADS,
" CHECKS. AND DRAFTS,
Everything that Is needed in the printing de
partment will be executed with promptness and
at low prices. All are invited to call aud exa
mine our samples. No trouble to give estimates
and show goods. We shall cheerfully do this
to all, who call for that purpose, without charge.
tOrders for Subscription. Advertising or
Job Printing, thankfully received.
EM'L WILVERT, Proprietor,
In the Central part of the 8tate,
In one of the Most Thrifty, Intelligent and
SECTIONS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Sample copy of paper sent to any address free
THE BEST KIND OF WIFE.
"O, where shall I search for a suitable wife V
Bald Ccelebs one day, with his lantern in hand
He queried and searched through the world all
He hunted on sea, be hunted on land,
Bat never found one that would suit him aud
The reason is plain that he tried the wrong
Yon can all of you find a good wife if yon try,
And yon need not be searching all night and
For this is the truth it will yet be confessed,
The best kind of wife is the lass you love best.
ion can marry a wire who can cook and can
And have all the virtnes a woman can claim ;
But if she can't love yon, yon'd far better go
And wed one with nothing but love's gentle
You can marry a wife with a long pedigree
And riches, and beauty that none could excel.
But if yon don't love her It's easy to see
You'd best wed the rustic you do love so well,
For this is the truth it will yet be confessed
The best kind of wife Is the lass you love best.
Whoever will marry must marry for life,
And therefore beware lost your choice should
For where there's no love there Is sure to be
Ant strife matrimonial cannot last long.
All joys will be brighter, all sorrows less deep,
In heart where a true love doth constantly
Thenstill let your mcn'ry this true proverb keep
"He loveth most wisely whose heart loveih
For this is the truth it will yet be confessed
The best kind of wife is the lass you love best.
The First Prayer iu Congreftft.
When the Congress met, Mr. Cuahing
made a motion that it should be opened
witk prayer. It was opposed by Mr. Jay,
of Hew York, and Mr. Rutledge, of South
Carolina, because wo were so divided in re
ligious sentiments some Episcopalians,
some Quakers, some. Anabaptists, some
Presby terians, and some Congregationalists
that we could not join in the same act of
worship. Mr. Samuel Adams arose and
said 'that he was no bigot, and could bear
a prayer from any gentleman of piety and
Virtue, who was at the same time a friend
to his country. ' lie was a stranger in Phila
delphia, but he had heard that Mr. Duche
Dauchy they pronounced it) deserved that
character, and therefore he moved that Mr.
Duche, an Episcopalian clergyman, might
bo desired to road prayers to Congress to
morrow morning. The motion was sec
onded, and passed in the affirmative. Mr.
Randolph, our President, waited on Mr.
D., and received for answer that if his
health would permit he certainly would.
Accordingly, next morning he appeared
with his clerk and in his pontificals, and
read several prayers in tbe established
form, and then read iiie.wtpr w the
aeventh day of September, which was the
thirty-fifth Psalm. You natal remember
-that this was .ike next morning after we
had heard of tbe horrible canouade of
Boston. It seemed as if heaven had
ordained that Psalm to be read on that
'After this, Mr. Duche, unexpectedly to
everybody, struck out into extemporary
prayer, which filled the bosom of every man
present. I must confess I never heard a
better prayer, or one so well pronounced.
Episcopalian as he is, Dr. Cooper himself
never prayed with such fervor, such ardor,
such correctness and pathos, and in lan
guage so elegant and sublime, for America,
for Congress, for the Province of the Massa
chusetts Bay, especially the town of Boston.
It had excellent effect upon everybody here.
I must beg of you to read the Psalm. If
there is any faith in the swtes I injiliance,
or Homericce or especially the sortes Hihlkoe,
it would have been thought providential.'
Here was a scene worthy of the painter's
art. It was in Carpenters' nan m rnua
delphia a building which still survives
that the devoted individuals met to whom
this service was read.
Washington was kneeling there, and
Henry, and Randolph, and Rutledge, and
Lee and Jay, and by their side there stood,
bowed in reverence, the Puritan patriots of
New England, who at that moroeut had
reason to believe that an armed soldiery
was wasting their humble households. It
was belieyed that Boston had been bom
barded and destroyed. They prayed fer
vently 'for America, for the Congress, for
the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and
especially for the town of Boston,' and who
can realize the emotions with which they
turned imploringly to heaven for divine
interposition and aid ? 'It was enough,'
says Mr. Adams, 'to melt a heart of Btoue.
1 saw the tears gush iuto the eyes of the
old, grave, pacific Quakers of Philadel
phia. THE PRAYER.
'O Lord, our heavenly Father, high and
mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords,
who dost from thy throne behold all the
dwellers on earth, aud reignest with power
supreme and uncontrolled over all King
doms, Empires and Governments ; look
down in mercy, we beseech the, on these
American States, who have fled to thee from
the rod of the oppressor, and thrown them
selves on t!iy gracious protection, desiring
to be henceforth dependent mly ou thee ;
to thee they have appealed for the righteous
ness of their cause ; to thee do they now
look up for that countenance and support
which thon alone canst give ; take them,
therefore, heavenly Father, under thy nur
turing care ; give them wisdom in council,
and valor in the field ; defeat the malicious
designs of our cruel adversaries ; convince
them of the unrighteousness of their cause ;
and, if they still persist in their sanguinary
purposes, O 1 let the voice of thine own un
erring justice, sounding in their hearts, con
strain them to drop the weapons of war
from their unnerved hands in the day of
battle. Be thou present, O God of wisdom,
and direct the councils of this honorable
assembly ; euable them to settle things on
the best and surest foundation, that the
scene of blood may be speedily closed", that
order, harmony, and peace may be effec
tually restored ; and truth and justice, re
ligion and piety, prevail ami flourish
amongst thy people. Preserve the health
or their bodies and the vigor of their minds ;
shower down on them and the millions they
here represent, such temporal blessings as
thou seest expedient for them in this world,
and crown them with everlasting glory in
the world to come. All this we ask in the
name and through the merits of Jesus
Christ, thy Son, our Saviour. Amen !'
OPPORTUNITIES IMPROVED fc
The Beecher trial is ended, and the time
has come when some of the incidental les
sons it affords can be fully considered.
Among others, it brings in startling con
trast, the results that follow when great
opportunities are properly or viciously
used. There are many of the characters
in this suit who have had rare opportuni
ties for usefulness, prominence, or fortune ;
and the reasons for success or failure stand
clearly out, either in evidence or character,
or both. Beecher came to Brooklyn many
years ago, with merely the opportunity to
make himself tbe foremost preacher in
Christendom. He had a young society,
an undeveloped Church, but a fine field.
Others have had better opportunities, so far
as the strength and standing of their
Church was concerned, who never rose to
celebrity. He, by genius, labor and tact,
steadily advanced from the first ; but the
evidence of the trial shows with how much
labor, ne did and does, week by week,
and year by year, the work of three ordin
ary men ; is oftentimes crowded and push
ed by his labors, but by method and care,
and proper attention to the laws of health,
has prospered and succeeded.'
In the early part of his career in Brook
lyn the young man Tilton came under his
notice. He was a tall, slender, pale-faced,
precocious boy, given to poetry, and hav
ing the promise of making a graceful, effec
tive writer. He was given a place on the
Independent, encouraged, aided, counseled,
and helped forward, till at last he held the
position of editor. Here was an opportu
nity such as few yonng men possess. From
it he has utterly fallen, and will probably
never rise from his ruin. The reason for
his fall are not hard to discuss. In place
of quietly and modestly performing his du
ties, keeping himself prepared by reading
and study, for any new questions that
might arise, he began to imagine that he
was the great man of the country, to whom
all others preachers, editors, business
men politicians, statesman and even high
officials should pay tribute of unreserved
adulation. In reality, he was never de
serving of the applause he demanded and,
from some, received. As a writer he was
slow and labored his graceful sentences
requiring infinite labor and care ; in per
ception he was plodding and dull, being an
utter failure on the Brooklyn Union, be
cause of the fact that current events be
came stale before he could aronse to their
consideration. As regards judgment, he
was lamentably deficient, plunging his pa
per into one difficulty after another, many
of them occasioning losses of subscribers
and patronage. All this, however, did not
comprise his worst failure, nis moral de
linquencies were very gTave, and these
really led to his downfall. Thus, with a
grand opportunity, his vices of mind and
soul blasted his career. He now stands in
the unenviable light of having sought to
destroy the reputation of wife and children,
and to ruin his benefactor.
Pranrot TV Afnnl ij r c(nnt"l V i
ness career as a Btnarl, sharp, well educa
ted, active yonng roan, was given a place
in a stroug mercantile house, and went for
ward with every prospect of an honorable
busiuess career. Success depended merely
on probity and a proper attention to busi
ness affairs. He is now out of his firm,
and is understood to be seriously crippled,
if not actually ruined, financially, and with
it has gained an unviable notoriety before
the general public. His general traits of
character led, in part, to this. It was the
sharp, tricky, intriguing, double dealing
quality of which he was possessed that led
to his becoming intermixed with Tilton in
the Beecher affair. It is hard to believe
that he was not in full collusion with Til
ton, having an accurate knowledge of the
fact that there was no truth in tbe charges
presented, but urging them for inscrutable
reason, involving his personal advantage
or feeling. He comes out of the trial a
ruined man. His ambition has overleaped
itself, and he with all his opportunities
and advantages, comes thus far forward in
life, a most wretched failure.
These particular instances, after all,
only illustrate general facts and laws. As
a rule, men cannot violate every law of
right and live lives of hidden hypocrisy
and wrong and escape unscathed. On the
other hand, where they conform' conduct
to the higher aud better laws which gov
ern, they may be pressed against, but will
not always fall. More than this, however,
it is true, that life's opportunities must be
taken rightly, aud used properly if we
would succeed. The young, especially,
cannot learn too perfectly the lesson, that
to succeed they must merit success. How
ever situated, and whatever their advan
tages, they must be studious, self-constrained,
and laborious, if they would succeed.
The greatest geuious, if allied with sense
less and egotism, cannot command success.
We must fit ourselves with study and labor,
to properly grasp at life's opportunities
when they come. And calmly and steadi
ly, we must labor when they are upon us.
Good natttrk. -Men and women re
ceive in this life much of what they de
serve. It is like a looking-glass, this big
world ; grin and smile at it and it will
smile back scowl and it scwols. It is but
a confession of one's own unpleasantness
at home if we air our grievances. The
nice people are not 'nice' without a good
deal of trouble on their part. That pleas
ant fellow who always cheers his acquain
tance, and who carries an atmosphere of
good nature about him, is probably a hero
in his way, aud most likely a good natured
philosopher, who takes a great deal of
trouble to be what he is. The amiable
sister, who never complains, has shown in
little things as much bravery as if she had
won the Victoria Cross. On the other
hand, those young persons who have al
ways a badge of miseries to pour into the
sympathetic ears of their friends, and who
are totally, if they are to be believed, un
appreciated at home, will be found, if look
ed into not so amiable as they might be.
Mr. Tom Pinch who never thought of
himself, found even the gross hypocrit
Pecksniff a good and kindly creature ;
while Martin Chuzzlewit. who took to sit
in the very front of the fire, and liked to be
read asleep by Tom, discovered every one
to be selfish. Depend upon it, if we try to
think more of others than we do of our
selves, we shall seldom have a grieveance.
We may also rest assured that if we will
dwell upon our aweetselves and our own
merits we shall doubtless believe those
merits to be bo great that we Bhall find the
world will always supply an immense aud
ever increasing grievance by being blind to
them. Essays for Home Life
Burned a Hole Through Ills
A WARNING TO HARD DRINKERS.
Considerable talk has been occasioned by
tbe very sudden death of a man named
Henry Timmens, in Morrill's block. The
man Timmens was 39 years old, and was
married the day before his death. It seems
that he got somewhat hillarious ou beer
and rum, and under the excitement of
those peculiarly exhilarating beverages he
rather overdid himself. However, he and
his wife went to bed about 12 o'clock mid
night and about 3 o'clock next morning he
arose to get some drink. He went to the
pump in the room adjoining and drank
freely of cold water. On returning to bed
he complained of a very severe pain in his
stomach and bowels. All the remedies at
hand were applied ; but he grew worse and
was afflicted with sour stomoch, and vomi
ting until 10 a. m., when a phvsician was
called. Every known remedy was admin
istered, which appeared to have no favor
able effect. He grew worse all the while
until about G p. m. he died. Coroner J. R.
Ham proposed a post mortem examination,
which the man's wife strenuously opposed.
But the coroner insisted "that it was his
right and duty to ascertain what ailed the
man, so calling in Dr. Lathrop, the exam
ination was held. The results were the
most singular of anything we ever heard
of. Tbe man Timmens had actually drank
so much beer and rum as to literally burst
a hole through his stomach, which imme
diately emptied its contents into the bow
els, not through the regular intestinal
channels, but in a sort of general irrega
tion of the whole abdominal cavity. There
was a hole about half inch in diameter
directly through the stomach casement
where the beer, rum and water which he
last drank ran out, and the physicians ac
tually sponged and swabbed up nearly two
quarts of those raw liquids from the abdo
men. An examination of tbe stomach
showed that on the inside there had been
an ulcer, which had nearly eaten through
the enclosure, and no doubt facilitated the
bursting, which caused death. - t I
Perhaps the result would have been the
same bad the man drank an equal amount
of water or anything else besides beer and
rum. But the frequent and excessive use
of the two latter beverages probably caused
the ulcer. Others may have known or
heard of similar cases before, but we never
did. The physicians consider it a very
peculiar instance, and worth recording as
of considerable public interetit. Dover 2T.
True as Preaching. Publishers of
newspapers and more particularly local
newspapers, have to depend mainly rtpon
their advertising columns for their support.
Yet how many are there who seem not to
realize this fact. Instead of giving their
paper a living advertising patronage, they
pernapo sio-iJt.nnneiand if a levee or en
tertainment is got up in the "place, tne pa
per is expected to notice it for nothing.
Now if all the patronage that a paper can
expect is that of the locality for whose in
terest it works, it would seem that every
one should give it the advertising that le
gitimately belongs to it, and not try to get
it, without paying for it. There is a class
of people that seem to begrudge every dol
lar that goes to their local papers; and
still borrow it and read it, and are. the se
verest critics of its short-comings. Tbe
publisher has to pay for labor and paper,
aud every notice of any kind, in the na
ture of an advertisement, he ought to have
his pay for. He has got to get hia living
out of his advertising columns, and any
society or indiuidual can with just as much
propriety beg five dollars of any individual
as to expect it gratuitously of a newspaper.
Any man who does not think enough of
his town's paper, and every trader who
does not believe in advertising, should
move into some town where they have no
TnE Ages at which People Marry.
A comparative statement has been pub
lished of the ages at which marriages are
legal in the several States of Europe, which
is interesting and susgestive. There is, to
be observed, a marked difference in regard
to the legal restrictions between the north
ern and southern countries, being the re
sult, uo doubt, partly of moral, but mainly
of physical reasons. The Danish or Rus
sian youths are several years slower than
the Italians or Spaniards in reaching physi
cal puberty. In Russia marriage cannot
be legally contracted until the males are
eighteen and the females sixteen, and in
Denmark until the males are twenty and
tbe females eighteen.
On the other hand Spanish youth may
marry at fourteen and twelve, and it is tbe
same in Greece and Hungary. Italy, at
comparatively recent date, has become
more liberal and progressive, and the stand
ard has been raised, being now eighteen
and fifteen respectively. The highest
standard is fonnd in Baden and Hesse
Darmstadt, where a man must be twenty
five and a woman twenty before they can
legally marry. The martial legislation of
the south of Europe seems to have been
generally based on purely physical con
siderations, while that of the north has
taken into account mental and moral ma
turity, and the capacity to engage in busi
ness, and thus support a family. The
parental care of the German governments
for the social well-being of their subjects is
especially apparent. France has, like
Italy, raised. the standard of age, which is
now placed at eighteen and fifteen re
spectively, and this is the general tendency.
Girls. Girls do not always know their
power. It is far greater than they think,
and were they true and brave enough to
exert it, they might almost, in a generation,
revolutionize society about them. Exert
your power for good among the young men
who are privileged to enjoy your society.
Gentle and good, be also brave and true.
Try to exhibit the ideal of a woman a
pure and good woman whose life is mighty
as well as beautiful in its maidenly dignity
and attractive loveliness. Do not let it
even seem that dress and frivolity consti
tute your only thoughts ; but let the eleva
tion of your character and the usefulness
of your life lift up the man that walks by
your side. Some of you are in intimate
associations, which, under exchanged
promises, look forward to a nearer and
more enduring relation. In these hours
do nothing to lower but everything to re
fine and enoble each other's character.
Patronize yocb Home Merchants.
To all our people we commend the fol
lowing rules which have been deemed so
suggestive that merchants in other places
have uuited in causing their publication an
an advertisement :
1st. It is your home ; you cannot improve
it much by taking money away to spend or
2d. There is no way of improving a piace
so much as by encouraging good schools,
and good people to settle amongst you, and
this cannot be done unless yon spend your
money at home.
3d. Spend your money at home, because
that's where you generally earn it ; it is
4th. Spend your money at home, because
when it is necessary for you. to get credit it
is of your town merchants you have gener
ally tojtet it, and they must wait for tha
money ; when you have the cash in hand,
spend it at home.
5th. Spend your money at home. It will
make better merchants of your merchants ;
they can and will keep better assortments
and sell at lower rales, than if the only
business they can do is what is credited
out, while the money goes to other places.
Ctb. Spend your money at home. You
may have sous growing up who will some
day be the best merchants in the village ;
help lay the foundation for them now ; it is
a duty ; it may be your pride in after years
to say, "By my trading at the store I got
my son a position as clerk, and now he is a
proprietor ;' then yoa will think it hard if
your neighbors spend their money out of
town. Set the example now. '
7th. Spend your money at home. Set
the example, and this summer, try and buy
your dry goods, groceries, meats and every
thing at home, and you will see a wonder
ful change in a short time in the business
lookout of the place ; therefore, deal with
8th. Spend your money at home. What
do you gain by going off? Count the cost ;
see what you coald have done at home by
letting your merchant have the cash. Strike
a balance and see if you would not have
been just as well off, besides helping your
9th. Spend your money at home ; your
merchants are your neighbors , your friends;
they stand by you in sickness are your as
sociates ; without your trade they cannot
keep their business. No stores, then no
banks, no ooe wanting to buy property to
settle in and build up your place.
To which we add : Merchants, spend
your money at uouie ; 11 you nave any
printing to be done patronize your home
printers. You expect notices, puffs ; and
many other favors, but if you have bill
heads aud letter-heads,statements, business
cards or other work done, don't send out
of the County. Help your home printers.
support your County paper and see how
much they help yon. y
Old niCKORT's Walking Stick.
Andrew Jackson Wilcox, a clerk in the
Navy Department, and a greargnradsmi -
Of "Lia niCKWlJf - .... ' . a
cane that was presented to General Jack
son, by a committee representing the citi
zens of Tennessee, and which is one of the
most unique pieces of workmanship that
the writer has seen for many day. It is of
the finest hickory wood, and was-taken
from a tree in the front garden of Gener
al Jackson's plantation, the 'Hermitage,'
a short distance from Nashville, Tenn.
The cap is surmounted with a cap of solid
silver, upon which ia engraved the names
of all the Presidents of this country, from
1776 to 1841, commencing with John Han
cock, the First President really, and end
ing with John Tyler. Each of the prongs
or knots is tipped with sliver, upon which
is engraved the donors. There is also a
whistle made in one of the knot, which
was used be General Jackson in calling
his hounds. Upon the side is engraved
tbe following lines .
'Aod may at last my weary age
Find out the peaceful neimitop."
General Jackson carries the stick con
tinually, and it is said was more fond of it
than any article he possecsed. Eceniny
Too Mrcn Marrying. There is alto
gether too much marrying, by form of law,
those who at the most are only a third or
half married in other ways. And there is
altogether too much urging and coaxing,
and alluring young people into the most
important and sacred of all human rela
tions before they are prepared or moved to
assume its burdens, and bytthose who
ought to know better and act with more
consideration. We make too much of mar
rying and being married, until it is thought
by many people, somewhat of a disgrace
for a woman to pass through life alone ;
when in fact, the life of many a single wo
man is poetry, romance, rapture even, in
comparison with that of many a wife. So
there is a vast deal of marrying with very
little of real marrying ; a vast deal of dis
content, heartache, misery, hypocrisy and
unraarryiog at the last. What we want is
not a more stringent divorce law, but a
better understanding of the moral law,
which forbids tho marrying of those not al
ready one ; not less marrying, but less
marrying where there is no real marrying.
And, above all, let there be no inciting or
bribing those to marry who are not drawn
to each other, and held inseparably together
by qualities of mind and soul.
Men cannot live withont labor. Even
the wild beast has to bunt its food. In a
natural state, therefor, nobody will deny
the right of each to labor and enjoy the
fruits of labor. The right is a natural one
and just as inalienable as the right to live.
Can any possible state of civilization right
ly deprive the individual of this right?
Plainly not. The sight to live carries
with it the right to do something to live on.
As this something cannot be had without
labor, the right to labor belongs to the in
dividual in all conditions of society. It is
therefor the duty of government to see that
every person is fully protected in the en
joyment of this right. Any state which
compels any willing worker to remain idle
is radically vicious, ane calls for correspon
dingly radical reform that will protect the ,
weak against the strong, and secure the
ends of justice to all.
A gentleman, meeting a Wall-street
friend, said : 'I have just mortgaged my
house, and have several thousand dollars
to spare. Can't you tell me something
neat aud safe to go into ?' 'Yes,' replied
the broker, 'I can put you up to a shure
thing ; buy that mortgage on yoor house !