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|»i.«ued every Thursday Morning bf
Sautters A Davis,
Intbc fit/ I»vei'Por«, on lb« MUWItf
0 7 6 o n s
12 monl b»,
llutes of Advertising.
(Wlinei) oneIrutir HOD,
$3 00
ii fur »lime nionthi,
,i ill months,
Hf may be found at his resideone, SUl Street,
lietwcfr. "Brady and Perry ita.
Jjne3d, 18V,?. _____
Office in the Wlnle Hall, Main Street, opp"*
fltf the l." Clan* ho ise, city of Div.nporl, T.
jJcGavrnn. I'
f^OFFICB—North siae ot Third Siieet, 2d
door Kari of niti. ...
June 1st, Hi',?.
*'au"c'»lU°'n w»y oflbeir professioa Witi b«
jromptlv to*
AprllSUch, 1-52. m, i
Dlt.l. LA.MitB,
Accouclier, l»liy»tciau, & Surgeou,
[l*itc ilajl'-]htjiicum ofthc J/unyfW" army.j
'office 'iud ujij.ufc.tu the ost
Jit Wil l', i'li.iton -.inty, Iow.ii.
March Ittth,
UOCT. Illicit
located himself in Lyons,Clinton,
Co., town, wilt attend to all call* in the
hue of hi* protrusion.
l-'roni hi* exm-rii he hopes to give aatisfae
li.i.'i and merit a share of public patronage.
Drugs and Medicines always on hand
'luted prices. Warranted pure.
April 29il. 34 6m
L-, on*
Ol Vi V It\ I-AOIl.
post oi'i'ici nnuHXG*
Ue»taur uit &. Uo ream Saloon,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
A vt'
P*rt»e*Ur atteDtiaa given to ttii kinJ» of Coa?#jWII*
inthe 'Post ():!ice buildings' up stairs.
Di*«oport, April l^t, lr.»*2.
.No 7 Davenport w, opposite the Post Officc.
AU ot icrs i.\tcuted in the first style ol lush
ion and warranted to fit.
N B. Cutting attended to on the aborteat no-
to whalttale clothing mrrrhanti. My
u.iittHs |'.sition would eneure a first rate
sale on
May 13 1852 _JI_
J. u. Mo aox.
Ifonse and Kign i»alti*ers»»Iazier»
Paper Hangers, Ac.,
\A' l'Ll» ie~p. e-.li'l v intorio the public that
VV thev continue to enrrv on the business ol
l'aintin* in all iw branches with neatneae and
i*hop on Main street, weat side, bttween Front
anrl Second Mraeta.
Divni iort, M.IV I3ih 1
iAVii UII.I.I:K,
Dealei in tsroceries, c:onfcction»
aries aud Fruit,
Store on Peeond street, between iiii and Bra
dy. H'ai 1V opposite the I.eClairo House,
Ppcemhtr lith, 1851.
(From the Uonn' Journal
Jff. D. HICKMAN, M. D.,
Offers liia service to the eilizein ot Daveiipott
and the surrounding vicinilios
Office on Brady between .nd 3d St..
R«*id«nce on 4tli E1*1 o\ »ck Inland
Dii»..p..rt. 4411'. lure—4Hy
1. THISTLE, M. B.,
Having permanently located n the city, ©tiers
hi" professional services to the citizens of Daven
port and vicinitv. From loin experience in
jiU pr.'fe-sion he hope* to merit a nhare of p»t
Long yrnis ago I met a child,
As through the woild I post,
She was the first star of my life—
The dearrst, nnd the last,
An angel child, bv Rome strange fate,
To earth a dwtller driven,
Who brought her virtues to my
And ltlt her wings in heaven.
I dreaint not, that this child of I|y*
Would mine forever be,
That she had come to tread this world,
This weary world, wuh me.
But us in kindness, side by side,
We wandered, day by day.
The more 1 loved her, and the more
She seemed inclined to stay.
Twas strange, from that very hour
I never knew a care,
But seemed, through some unearthly power,
A p'easam tluri(f to bi ar
An if p'-rchaftre her gentle eye
K'er limited a tear in mine,
*Tws» turned to xmilts by her k'ldbMIt,
And treasured on its ahrine.
Around my growing destiny
Her hopes at! centered *ere,
F«ir rnueh I tried to rnuku this world
A pleasant home to her
Ati'! still witha) she seemed contcnt
To bear its rougher part,
Together with the joys she found
Whilst nestling at my heart.
And thu? 'ogether, hand in hand,
W e trud this vale of teirs
Ottr \oti:h departinp, but our love
Increasing with our years,
Fcr^eitina "II that outward world,
.Miide up of grief and sin,
But lo vihg inote the world above,
And a bright world within.
39 ht
TrsT Barrows & Wainwright.
R\Illlv\VS Jitu
in th«* pree-
V w i A W A N W K I a
There seems a brighter world in view,
A home from sorrow free,
A dwelling ol eternal veart,
Fur my dear wife and me.
And i! the angi 1 of my yotttbt
So good and very lair,
I know will take her wing* again,
And bo my angel there.
Davenfobt. Iowa.
November'.M, 1H5». j-a^W
V-i. -rv t.cc Medicine *,i^ery a* arlners
Oct 30th, 1851.
Fhont St
DavENroiiT, Iovvi.
All kinds of Clocks ond Watches ne*tty re
paired and warranted. Work sent from a die
lance |rrnptiy atten^i^tl Old Gold aod Sil
vertaken fur goods or work.
A C. BILLON, Brady St. be
tween First and Second S|s.,
has just returned with his Spring
Stock of
.h.rcln•, Chrkt and U'a(rhr
fe eite hv himself with creafcaie Consi^tinz
in part of Cold and Silver L»vers, fob, yiiard and
ve»t Chains, Cold CulVa-nl Breast Pins, Knr and
fi'igsr Rings, Cla-p-, St-idi, Pens, Sil. and S'eel
Spectacles, Sil. Tea. Table, and Salt Spoon-, Si I.
itvr Knives, Coral Bead-, Music Boxes, fine
Packet Knives, Porte Money?, lock and tine
Combs, OHice and Mantis Clocks, all price», with
many other articles
numerous to mention.
Particular attention given to the repairing of
Watches, Clock*, and Jewelry. Also Lngra
tln'.d and Silver bought and taken in trade for
goods or work.
Davenport, April 22d, U1S2.
THOSE in want of
are invited to call at the
J'lit above the Post Office, on Brady Street,
Mthe stand formeilv occupied by Judge Burri*
Ati n«s rtment now on hand. All kinds of
*"'4 made to order.
Cotfins made to order and a Hearse will be fur
"i'hed to those who may desire it.
Jan. o-M, in.-,2.
TI Jl It Hit
EVP.HAL siimll traeln ol Timber Lnild
a. u. s.
(For the Gazette.)
E S I E N E O I 2 I I I 8
The immediate cause of all seasibio mo
tion in the animal kingdom, ie the attroc
n of the ends of cells toward each oilier.
Three conditions are essential for mtiscu
lar motion. The cells must be porfeel,
and then arterial blood and the nervous in
lluence must meet upon the cells simulta
neously—perfect stricture and the pres
•.•nee »f blond and nervous influence. The
number of cells is billions, and the blood
mid nervuti* influence may, in an initaul
ie thrown upon a few cell, or all of them.
When they all act, the body is alh'a with
motion—every part pants for the arena ol
neti'ui. This tissue comprises much the
largest portion of the body. It is exten
sively distributed on the surface and on
the limbs al«o, by their layers in the
itructure of the heart, arteries, veins, l\ tn
phaiii'S, lacteals, ducts, receptacles and
alimentary canal. It is udspted for locul
tciim or general. This tissue possesses
merely the machinery for power—it i*
destitute of the ability to set itself in mo
tion. The stimulus necessary to put it in
motion, lies in I ho two last conditions fur
its action—in the blood and nervous in
fluence. These possess the power to set
ihe whole apparatus to w«rk, and they
only are Ihe normal awakenersof this lis
-ue. 'J'hey arc to the muscle what Ihe
match is to the loaded cannon. This tis
-uc is so organized as to endow it with two
liitiuct vital properties, viz, tonicity and
contractility. Tiiey are, in essence,
me. In the normal state of the muscle,
there is going on all through it an imper
eptible and continuous action of its cells,
-uliicient to give to the muscle a slight
tension, a gentle traction. This is tonici­
By it the limbs maintain their balance
mddue proportion, and the vessels a uui
i«irm calibre, and a given degree of firm
uess and resistance—without which, the
limbs, spine unci head, would lose their
symmetry and beauty of relation, and the
vnscultir system soon exhaust itself in
vain and inefficient efforts to pump through
the body the red tide of life.
The second property—conlraclilily—-i
the endowment by tVhich the muscles have
palpable alternate action aud rest, and this
may be moderate or violent—the diflerence
is, one property gives rise to a continuous
but feeble action the other, to an alternate
action and rest. By it, the limbs move and
the inimitable hand paints tho undy ing
imngeon the canvass, aud molds tho rude
mnrblc into a speaking statuo. Without
l, every department of art would fall back
nto chnos the mind, with allitsaspiration
and gigantic powers, would, like the wreck
war-ship on the beach, lio powerless
amid a world of inviting objects of pursuit.
Nttluro might pour al man's feet all her
treasures nnd fields of wealth, of glory, of
ambition, of fame and of benevolence,
might appear in rapid auccession before
him, with transcendent allurements, but
strangulated aud incarcerated within his
own motionless frame, he would weep and
pine before tlieexhauslless wealth
of nature
mid of art. These two properties—tonici
ty and contractility of the muscular fibre
should he to tho physician whnt the
S i
uated in ami vicinitv, for sale,
truiuire of W. ARROWS,
Couniy Sumyor.
Bible is to the Christian, or tho Koran is to
tho Islam. Fidelity to their teachings will
rornovn the hectic flush or tho parched
tongue tho pallor of approaching death or
the delirium of a burning fover the fallen
i u nbdomep «r tfce deformed *pln«,* Itw tank
[en client or fallen head tho stteiiuati
limb or tho feeble arm. Men of scienf
and benevolence! how long must it be
before mankind will be willing to acquaint
themselves with this divine instrument
within them? How will they allow thi
lever of beauty, symmetry, health and pow
er, to slumber within their own organiza
tion? This, in connection with the
nerves of volition, is tho great mediator be
tween the mind and all the tissues—all the
parts of the body. It is the grand highwa\
by which the mind may indirectly reach
every cell of the body. Ignorance of this
available and beneficent instrument of
longevity will expose man to all the flame?
of disease it drags us upon the border of u
consuming crater, anJ places us on a par
witb the silly fly which plays with the
flame of death. By thousands it is said,
that the goddess ilygeine is a most capri
ious lady—that her happiness depends on
the variations which the can produce in
be health and disease of mankind! Such
is a calumny on woman and a blasphemy
on infidelity. There is not a thorough
uatomist and physiologist but can take
lie feeblest constitution—provided it is
rce from organic lesion—and make it
healthy, strong and vigorous. The feeble
lady may be soon blithe, robust and fleet.
The broken down and wan student mat
soon tie restored to the vigor of an nthlelu
Heslib is no longer tho gift of good luck,
of whimsical fortune. That capricious
lady is fast retiriug from tho gaza of phi
losophy—though her sex was never so
much needed and courted as now. It is
no longer a mystery, but a subject of study
nd investigation. Rules of health are
row fixed, and health may be the posses
ion of all. Except the aid secured by me
hanical nnd chemical agencies, the office
nd duty of the physician is to regulate,
ucrease or decrease—as tbe case may be
—the tonicity and contractility of the
nuscular fibre. This is a fundamental
ruth in medicine, aud will bo clearly seen
by the aid of a few collateral facts.
The cells, composing the fourth tissue—
the laborers
of the body, the'hewers of wood
and drawers of water'—perform three offi
ces: they manufacture the blood, thoy con
sume it and they purify it. But they are
stationary, and depend upon whit is carried
to them and, unless material is brought
within their domain, they are idle and use
less. Some other tissue must do this—
must send the blood in rapid circuits
throughout the body—carry it up to every
cell. This is one of the offices of the mus
cular tissue: to circulate the blood. But
this tissue lacks the power to set itself in
motion. The human body is a most com
plex community—composed of individua!.
—and each person dependent for ihe slight
est breath upou his neighbors, and they in
turn alike depcudent for the least conveni
ence upou him: the cells are powerless
without blood blood motionless without
muscular force and muscles forever pas
sive without the stimulus of blood and
nervous influence. Now it is evident that
the duo combination of tonicity and con
tnctility is tho great attainment of all
therapeutic appliances—the object ofraed
The sixth, or nervout tissue, is the
last of the series—and the uobleat of
them all. Our present scope merely em
braces the physical structure, and not the
mental, hence the lowost di via ion of the
nervous system will only be considered.—
This tissue rescmblos a galvanic battery,
with wires goitig to it and from it. It has
central bodies, called ganglions, and
nerves pnssiug into them aud out of them.
Those which proceed from them, terminate
upon the muscular fibre, while (hose which
go to them, spring frctn all the surfaces of
tho body. The latter are called exciting,
or sensitive, and the former reflex or motor.
The nerve simply transmits an influence,
either upon a muscle, or to the ganglions
the ganglions originnle ihe nervous power,
as the battery does electricity—the wires
arc to the battery what the nerves are to
the ganglions. Some of the nerves which
spring from the surfaces, are adapted to
recognize only ihe impressions of a single
agent—as the eye, which is only affected
by rays ot light—the ear, by oscillations
of the atmosphere—tho nose, by odors—tin
mouth by flavors. Others aro affected by
a multitude of objects, as the external sur
face, stomach, intestines and air passage.
These nerves,011the outposts of ibe organ
izatioii, are to Ihe body its sentinels, am!
the action of the ganglions corresponds to
what thoy receive from these exciting, in
forming nerves tljo nerves which go irom
tho ganglions transmit reflex influences,
according to the action of the ganglions
from which they receive from the motor
nerves the blood ia moved according to
»ho action of the muscles in iha vascular
system tho cells perform their fuuetions
according to the blood brought to them,
and the state of tho whole body is accord
I would rather be right than be President—H. Cur.
11 In Jinimal cet n my nnd further, we see
ihe imperative necessity for each one to
perform promptly its office. IIow careful
the physiciau should be not in the least to
harm these wonderfully constructed tis
sues their integrity and moderate and uni
form action should be sacred to him. The
least enthrallment to their free play
retards recovery and endangers life.
Sensibility and conductibility aro vital
properties of the nerves while tonicity and
contractility are properties of the muscu
lar fibre. By the former, we are made ac
quainted witb tbe diversified objects and
beauties of nature—the star-studded ceru
lean vault—the fury and power of the hur
ricane—the peuciliugs of a setting sun
and the roar and foam of the cataract
without them the dismal and dead reign o(
midnight would full upon the entire race,
causing universal darkness,
silence and in
icnsibility—a stillness that would frighten
dead men from their graves, aud demon'
from tbe most depraved mind.
What now is physopathv? It is thai
practice of medicine that has sworn eter
nal fealty to tbe promotion and preserva
tion of these four vital properties. It is a
system nt war with all destructive appli
ances—one whose agencies iu all moder
ate, ordinary quantities, aid the due exer
cise of these properties, and the conserva
tive efforts of the boJy. It safely dimin
ishes excessive action safely increases de
fective action, and safely regulates perver
ted action. This is Phvsopathy.
Some agents direcllv destroy these vital
properties, and also break up the affinities
of tho tissues. Such are poisous—ami
never should bo used. But by far the
greatest number of agents in moderate
doses exalt them, but if pushed much be
yond a medium dose, diminish and often
destroy by over excitement. In fict, any
agent mny be made to destroy them by
over action, but such are not in their na
ture inimical to tho constitution. Even
these vital properties—all the forces of the
body except the life principled-may, bv
excessive action, jeopardize and eves des
iroy life.
Life requires a consummately wise ba'
«nee, a mingling ol many materials and
forces, subjected to an all-pervading coti
-rrvative spirit or principle. The vital
properties 110 man has a right to violato.—
Medical men must hold them sacred they
are boundaries over which if the physician
passes, evils of greater magnitude will re
sult to the patient than did to Rome by
Caesar crossing the Rubicon!
When will medical men behuld these in
ternal, nll-importaut truths? A reckless
physician is more to be dreaded than dis
ease. The Physopathic physician is as
arefully, faithfully and religiously devo
ted to the integrity of the cells to the
preservation of the blood to the due regu
lation of the tonicity and contractility ol
the muscular fibre, and to tho highest and
most perfect condition of tbe sensibility
nnd conductibility of the nervous fibre, as
the vestal virgins were in watching tbe
altars of the Temple of Vesta. Tbey af
firm that agents which destroy these pro
perties, impoverish the blood and eaibar
ras the action of the cells, should b# dis
carded—expurgated from the materia med
ics. He differs from the Old School phy
sician in this particular, and iu noother.-r
He uses the same materia medica, onlv
purified of its mischievous and frightf
Finally, tbe destiny of lbs njadifcal pro
Cession is a most glorious one. It ha iis
origin in the cut of a finger'—tho slightest
injury—bat it will have its end in the per
t'ect science of mast- it will not only br
able to cure all possible diseases, but it will
be able to prevent all diseases. Counter
feit doctors may bo expected, but th"
world may be assured, that tho Invisible
•Church iu medicino has always existed and
11 ways will. The great cultivators of the
science of man are above party and above
self. Their numbers are rapidly multi
plying and they are invincibly devoted ti
the full exploration of the science of their
Thk Nativist Ohgamzatxon.—The
whole force of that prospective fraction
will be thrown into the whig ranks.—11
buny A this.
You are mistaken. The Philadelphia
Sun, a bitter Native organ, opposes Scott,
nnd threatens that its 20,000 votes shall
be thrown against him. Gov. Bigler of
California, elected by tho loeofneos sup
ports Pierce, and is the greatest political
naiive in tbe 31 States of the Union. The
frugal, industrious Chinamon in Cnlifor
nia were ordered to quit the country, snd
fJov. Bigler gave hit official sanction
the cruel proscription. Ho is a brother ol
the locofoco Governor of Pennsylvania,
and no doubt entertains similar political
principles.—Albany Journal.
The interesting case oi a literally nro
kkn HKAitT wc subjoin, was related by Dr.
J. K. Mitchell, of the Jefferson College,
Philadelphia, to his class la^t winter, while
lecturing upon diseases of the heart. It
will be seen, on perusing it, that the ex
pression "broken hearted" is not merely
In the early part qf hit medical career,
Dr. M. accompanied, as surgeou, a packet
that sailed between Liverpool and one ol
our southern^orts. On tho return voy
age, soon after leaving Liverpool, while the
doctor and the captain of the vessel, a
weather-beaten son of Neptune, but poss
ossed of uncommonly fine feelings and im
pulses, were conversing in the latter1*
stateroom, the captain opened a large
.•best, arid carefully took out a number o!
articles of various descriptions, Which be
rranged upon a table. Dr. M., surprised
at the display of costly jewels, ornaments,
dresses, and all the varied paraphernalia ol
which ladies are naturally fond, inquired
of the captain his object in having made so
many valuable purchases. The sailor, in
reply, said that for seven or eight years he
had been devotedly attached to a Indy, to
whom ho h:id several times made propo
sals of marriage, but was as often rejected
I hat her refusal to wed him, however, bad
01v stimulated his love to greater exer
lion and that, finally, upon renewing bit
dfer, declaring, in the ardency of his pass
ion, that without her society life was not
worth living for, she consented to become
his bride upon his return from his next
voyage. He was so overjoy ed at the pros
pect of a marriage, from which, in the
warmth of his feelings, he probably an
licipated more happiness than is usually
Hotted to mortnls, that he spent all his
ready money, while in London, for bridal
gifts. After gaziug at them fondly for
some time,and remarking on them in turn.
"I think this will please Annie,1' and "I
im sure she will like that," ho replaced
them with the utmost care. This ceremo
uy he repeated every day during the voy
age and tbe doctor often observed a tesr
glistening in his eye, as he spoke of the
i»leasure he would have iu presenting them
II his affianced bride. On reaching hi
destination, the captain arrayed himsell
with more than usual precision, ani dis
jmbarked as soon as possible, to hasten to
his love. As he was about to strp into
'he carriage awaiting him, he was called
aside by two gentlemen, who desired to
make a communication, the purport of
which was that the lady bnd proved
uo'aithtiil to tho trust reposed in her, aud
Ir-d married another, with whom she had
dec. mped shortly before. Instantly, the
captain was observed to clap his hand to
his breast, and fall heavily to tho ground.
He was taken up, and conveyed to hi*
room on the vessel. Dr. M. was imme
diately summoned but before he reached
(he poor captain, he was dead. A post
mortem examination revealed the cause ol
hi* unfortunate decease. His heart was
found literally torn in twain! The tremen
dous propulsion of the blood, consequent
upon such a violent nervous shock, forced
ihe powerful muscular tissue asunder,and
Gen. Franklin Pieuok.
As a military man he was an oflieer in the
Mexican war, with more or less distinction.
.All tho time bo was on tho best terms wit!
iug to tbe action of the cells. Thus wi |Gon. Scotf, and Gen. Scott afterwards in
the important part each tissue plays to 'efted him to dinnen—Jfem titavm Reg.
at an end. The heart was
ken !—["•Today''''
The Mammoth Cave—Its Cost.—In
one of Mr. Willis's recent letters to tbe
Home Journal," we find the following
paragraph, relative to the original purchase,
and ihe amount paid, fur tbe Mammoth
Cave in Kentucky:
Col. Crogban, to whose family it be
longs was a resident of Louisville. He
ent to Europe some thirty yeaas ago, and
'»s an American, found himself frequently
Questioned of tho wonders of Mammoth
(jave—a place he had never visited, and
of which, at home, though liviug within
ninetv miles of it, he had heard very little.
He went there immediately on his return,
and the idea struck him to purchase ond
make it a family inheritance. In fifteen
minutes bargaininghe bought it for $10,
po—though, shortlv after, he wnsnflered
Jl00,000 fijr his purchase. In his will he
ied it up in such a way, that it must re
miin in his family for two generations,
hus appending its celebrity to his name.
There aro nineteen hundred acres in the
eftate—three square miles above ground
though the care probably runs tinder
the property of a great number ot land
•w'uers. For fear of tbos^ who might dig
lown and establish an entrance to the cave
n their own property—(a man's farm ex
tending up to the zenith and down to na
Jjf)—great vigilcnce is exercised to pre
vent such subterranean surveys and meas
urement as would enable them to sink a
shaft with nnv certaintv. The cave ex
tends ten or twelve miles in several direc
tions, aud there is probably many a bick
woodsnnn sitting in his log hut within ten
miles of tho cave, quite unconscious that
the most fashionable ladies of Europe and
America are walking, without iMtvef tloder
his corn and potatoes!
the banns.—On
Spiritual Knowledge
Sabbath a
week ago a somewhat curious circumstance
tock place in Meigle parish church. The
precenter, after proclaiming the banns of
matrimony between a young couple, con
cluded by saying, "If there be any ob
jections,thov can now be stated." A fash
ionable youth, an old admirer of the inten
d«*d bride, noticing the eyes of n portion of
the congregation fixed upon him, rose and
exclninied, "I have no objections for m\
part," to the astonishment of all about him
nnd resumed his seat as if he had done n
mere formal piece of business.—Dundee
Bayard Taylor, ia his lettafs from the
Nile, confirms the story of men with tai!s
being found in Africa. He
Ihe wo
man aro, in all respects, human, "but the
man have faces like dng», claws to their
Some iour ye urg »#•,» y-uug iiiin call-. [Tho following ii the address of the Right
od at our office to subscribe for ihe Weekly Rev- Bishop Doane of New Jersey to t|M
Mirror. In the course of conversation, he .'graduating class of young ladies, at#St. Mi*
stated that ho was a "returned volunteer jry's Ho!!, Burlington, delivered at the r*
lom the Mexican War an«I instead of/cent "Commencement* of that inatitutioj^
loafing about New York, and begging alai» in March ihe present ye ir. It is aliHdf'
of thtTCurporatio!) of the city arid the Le worthy of perusal, not merely from its e*»*.
L'islature of the State, ho had been off U treme bcuuty and impresstveness, but fro||
Wisconsin, bought a farm, opened a store, the lesson of instruction and affections!!^
and was already Postmaster of the village. I''-v'KrtJt ion it tenches. It n'so shows in jh
His bright eye, energotic manner and man I irked degree
This morning we had a visit irom the
young man, whose first words were, "your
prediction has been fulfilled. 1 have been
a member of tho Legislature and a Clerk
of the House.*' "How are our politics?"
"ve asked. His reply was, "I am a Demo
••rat, but out of gratitude for one who sav
«d mv life, I shall vote for ScoU."
"How is that'
"Why, sir, when I was lying cn the
-tone floor in the hospital at Jslapa, parch
ed with fever, and covercd with sores, with
no one to look after me, Gen. Scott came
in and went around among all tho s:ck and
wounded. I told him I was not wounded bui
I was very sick.andcouli not live many days
'Don't talk so,' said the General. He then
asked me if 1 was well tended. I told him
bad no atteution at all. He then stoop
ed down, lifted up my feeble arm, felt of
my pulse, examined my fever sores, ann
-ent for a surgeon and asked him why 1
wss thus neglected. The surgeon sen'
for his assistant, who, in return, s^nt fir
ihe steward of the hospital. The General
charged them to take good care of me, and
in leaving, told me if they did not, to re
port at once to him. So you see, sir, he
-aved my life bv his kindness, as ho did
hundreds of others and 1 should be a
-coundrel not to vote for him. They sa\
he is proud. So he is on horsebeck—on
the battle field be is Major General Scotl:
but erf b« is kind-hearted, humane maa."
N. Y. Mirror.
A Remarkable Man.—At a temper
nuce meeting held not long since, in Ala
bama, Col. Lemanousky, who had beeD
iwenty-threa years a soldier in the armie*
Napoleon Bonaparte, addressed the
meeting. Ho arose before tho audience,
tall, erect and vigorous, with a glow of
health upon bi?check,and said
"You see before vou a man 70 years of
ige. I have (ought 200 battles, have 1*1
wounds on my bodv, have lived HO days on
horse flesh with the bark of trees for my
bread,snow and ice for my drink, the can
opy ol heaven for my covering, without
stockings or shoes on my leet, and with on
lv rags for my clothing. In the desert of
Egvpt I have marched five days with 0
burning sun upon my naked head, feet
blistered in tho scorching sand, and with
eyes uud nostrils arid mouth filled with
dust, and with a thirst so tormenting that
I have opened the veins of my arms
and sucked my own blood! Do you ask
how I could survive all these horrors? 1
answer under the providence of God, 1
owe my preservation, my health and vigor,
to this fact, that I never drank a drop of
pirituous liquor in my lite, and Bsrron
Larry, chief of the medical stall of the
French army, has stated it as a tact, that
the 0000 survivors who safely returned
from Egvpt, were all of them men who ab
stained Irom the use of ardent spirits.**
High Places.
The Bet Taken.—A bet of a thousand
liars on tho result of Ihe Presidential
election was offered in Yeoman a few days
go. That tins been tnken by a Whig.gen
tleman of ihis city and we will add that il
the Democracy have auy more money 10
isk a bet of another thousand on tbe result
n this State will be promptly taken, it of
fered.—Frankfort Commonwealth, lltA.
Old and Industrious Firm.—Muoroe &
Frnncis, printers and publishers, ie the old
est firm in Bostoy it was furmed in 1800.
These two gentlemen, one teventy-seven
years of Rge and the other seventy-two—
have lately published a volume of upwards
three hundred pages, the types for which
were all set with their own hands. Thev
are gentlemen of propert y, but pursue these
habits of industry as the most agreeable
manner in which they can pWI fl
of their "greon old age."
Not Enough
iy determination to fight his own way |ilie right reverend speaker is. Ed.Cour,J
(From the Banner of the Croat.)
Beloved ones, you stand upon the thres
hold of your life. "Some natural tears."
through tho world, interested us at once
and on bidding him good bye as he left ihe
"ffice, we remarked, "we shall next hear
from you as a member of the Legislature.*
manner of man
One long, last, lingering look. One timic||i
iialf-iuquiring, forward glance. And it (p
issed. It was much less to pass the Ri|»
Beloved ones, while yet w« stand to
gether on the threshold, hsnd in bani
heart pressed to losing heart, let ID
(or the last, loving time, address y
as my children. Never before was u iru#
ly so. There are times, "mollia tempore
fundi?" as a poet hints,at them: moment®
when the heart softens to the tongue—•
times of sorrow, times of a common danger,
times of a common suffering when tendsr*
est natures grow more tender, and heart®
that cling more closelv. You hav.e been
mine, at such a time Benosi, children of
my sorrow. And in the light of your deaf
uves, and in tho music of your loving lips,
and in the swelliug of your fond hearts, I
have fijund comfort, such as daughters on
!y give. Tbe tenderer, tbe truer, tba
more touching, the more treasured, in my
heart of hearts, for all the months, and all
the years, that we have lived, and loved to
gether and that some of you were laid, as
tender lambs, upon my bosom, by the dear
.Shepherd of us all, before your months
cvere counted, yet in years.
Beloved ones, you aro an old man's
laughters and for the comfort of your lotro
he gives vou—it is all he has to to give—
his iove, his blessing, and his prayers. Be
loved ones, I never looked upon you with a
pang before. The kindling eye, the curl
ing lip, the gleaming smile, the murmured
welcome these met me always, when I
ramc to vou ond made a sunshine in the
-badiest place of life. How sadly, different
wwj As, when a loving mother sends her
eldest daughter to her newly wedded home
And tears make showers, in sunshine'
with the smiles upon her face. And shet
looks every where for what she has yet in
her hand. And gres, a dozen times to tha
•same place for what she might know is nol
there. And presses both her hands upon
her bosom, which she fee's bursting.
And looks anxiously again, and still
agaiu, for the invidious carringo which is
to bear away bcr darling- And hears tha
wheels, before they fairly turn. Aud still
repeats, and repeats, the trite and needless
caution. And feels that she shall certain,
ly forget what she most longs to say.
And not say what she feels because aba
feels it most.—Farewell.
Beloved ones, you stand upon the thres
hold of life. I may not keep you back.
I would not, if I might. You came here
to prepare for it. God calls you now to
enter ©n it. I must speed the parting
guests, although they take my heart strings
«ut with them. I speed you, my beloved,
in tlte name and strength ot God. 1 speed
vou in tbe might and merit of the Cross.
1 speed vou, in ihe cleansing comfort of the
Dove. It is God's world. You are bis
children. If you trust Him, He will shel
ter you. If you submit to Him, He will
guide you. If you love Him, He will save
you. "Take with you, my beloved, as
A Short time ago, I wo of the mo^ distin-j your inseparable companion, His most holy
guisbed millionaries, in a flourishing South- word. Mi:ke it the boo o jour learts
ern city met in social chat, and discussed
their mutual merits. In the course of Ihe
confab, the Judge bantered ihe Colonel, and
offered to bet five dollars that the latier
could not say the Lord's prayer. Col. ac
cepted the bet, and putting himself in a
solemn attitude, began to repeat, keeping
time bv the swaying of his body, and pro
nouncing with emphatic force alternate svl
sbles, tbeso lines, Ihus:
Note I Uy roe dcicn to tleep,
Ipray the rd my toul to keep,
If 1 tbould die—
"Stop, stop." cried the judge, interrupt
ng him, ."thai will do. I giv8 it up, and
hire's the V." but I did'at ihink voucouU
say it."—Georgia Citixen.
and your lives. Never leave your cham
bert without a portion of it in your minds,
tor meditation through the day. Never
leave vour chambers without acknowledg
ing, upon your knees, tbe answer that bles
sed vou for your pillow, aud invoking tbe
divine protection to restore you to it again.
Seek, with a frequent foot, the place where
prayer is made. Make it your Bf.thle-
Hurt Him—An old
Democrat who hurrahed for Jackson until
he was honrse, became quite sanctimoni
•us at the election of Harrison, but when
Taylor was elected his wrath knew n
bound--, and lie took s solemn vow never ti
vote for a soldier for any office. A few
days since, ho was overheard in a bar
room by one of his neighbors "going ii
for Pierce—"Well old man, I thought you
had snid n hundred times vou would nevor
vole for a soldier?'' "So I did," said the
foet, and tails like monkeys." Dr Werne, old fellow, looking, very sheepish,'• but thfe
German traveler, gives the same account oflfict is, Picrce ain't soldier enough to hurt
tbem. m•*
of living bread. Nor deem
you have it, for the nature of your souls,
for Heaven :ill. with true, penitant and
faithful hearts you feed on that which your
dear Savior blessed, and said: This is ray
Beloved one*, vou are to stand, one day
upon the thresh'jjd of another life. That
which vou now enter is but the longer or
the^horter road to leadjyou to it. How long,
iiow short, lie only knows who is himself,
Life. HOW long, how short, it mat
ters not, if it secure you to His love. In
mere.' of the Father, who made you, in the
merit cf the Saviour, who redeemed you,in
the grace ot the Spirit, w ho desires to sanc
tify you the way loit»it, however short,
is sure. You go on it, henceforward, my
beloved, with my blessing. You go on it
with the maternal yearnings of this nur
sery of your vouth. You go ou it with tha
pravers'of the Holy Church, commended
to the mercy-seat by the intercession of
vour suffering Lord. Hold fast to your al
icnianco aschildren of ihe Cross. So shall
the life you are to enter now be Ibe safe
passage to ihe threshold of the next. So
„hall "tha grave and deaU»w (nit lip
threshold of your immortality.
Our neighbors of the Democrat pub
lished a capital paper yesterday. It was
incomparably the best paper thev ever
published in their lives. Each ef ibe edi
torial articles wta sound, true, honest, and
Tbe fact is, on account of a defect ot our
Meuro boiler, we g"t our neighbors of
the Democrat to puhitsb tha Jltltfiui* J#*•
terdav.—Lou Jour.
270 persons of foraign birth are in tha
,-ivil and diplomatic ««r*ico of the Unttafl
A bouse is no home unless it contain#
f. od and firs for tha mind ss wall as ibe

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