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Tyranny of Fashion. —The celebrated traveler
Ross Cox, says: “The abominable custom of
flattening their heads prevails among the Indians
of North Western America, Immediately after
birth, the infant is placed in a kind of oblong
cradle, foimed like a trough with moss under it.
One end, on which the head reposes, is more ele
vated than the rest. A padding is then placed on
the forehead, with a piece of cedar bark over it,
and by means of cords passed through small holes
on each side of the cradle, the padding is pressed
against the head. It is kept in this manner above
a year, and is not, I believe attended with much
pain. The appearance of the infant, however,
while in this state of compression, is frightful,
and its little black eyes, forced out by the tight
ness of the bandages, resemble those of a mouse
choked in a trap. When released from this in
human process, the head is perfectly flattened,
and the upper part of it seldom exceeds an inch
in thickness It never afterwards recovers its
rotundity. They deem this an essential point of
beauty, and the most devoted adherent of Charles
I. never entertained a stronger aversion to a
Roundhead t than these savages.”
The practices of savages have sometimes a
parallel in those of civilization. A quarter of a
century ago—at most half a century—it was the
custom of nurses to bind infants so tightly round
the b<rdy with swaddling clothes, that the natural
form of the chest was altered. Some young la
dies still do the same with stays.
United States of America. —The possible des
tiny of the United States of America—as a nation
of 100,000,000 freemen—stretching from the At
lantic to the Pacific, living under the laws of Al
fred, and speaking the language of Shakspeare
and Milton, is an august conception. Why should
we not wish to see it realised 1 America would
then be England, viewed through a solar micro
scope—Great Britain in a state of glorious mag
nificence ’ How deeply to be lamented is the
spirit of hostility and sneering which some of the
popular books of travels have shown in treating
of the Americans ! They hate us no doubt, just
as brothers hate, but they respect the opinion of
an Englishman concerning themselves ten times
as much as that of a native of any other country
on earth. A very little humoring of their preju
dices, and some courtesy of language and de
meanor on the part of Englishman, would work
wonders, even as it is, with the public mind of
the Americans.— Coleridge's Table Talk.
Why Churches are not always built due
East anjd West. —One end of every church doth
point to such place where the sun did rise at the
time the foundation thereof was laid, which is
the reason why all churches do not directly point
to the east. For if the foundation was laid in
June, it pointed to the north-east, where the sun
rises at that time of the year; if it was laid in
the spring or autumn it was directed full east; if
in winter, south-east; and by the standing of
these churches it is known at what time of the
year the foundations of them were laid.— Chaun
cy's Hertfordshir e.
Live not for Yourselves —Live not merely
for yourselves, but also for the good of others.
Selfishness contracts the soul and hardens the
heart. The man absorbed in selfish pursuits is
capable of the sweetetest, noblest joys, of which
our ntture is susceptable. The author of our be
ing has ordained laws, according to which the
most exquisite pleasure is connected, not with
the direct pursuit of our happiness, but with the
exercise of benevolence On this principle it
is that he who labors wholly for the benefit of
others, and as at were forgets himself, is far
happier than the man who makes himself the
centre of all his affections, the sole object of all
his exertions. On this principle it was, that our
Saviour said, “It is more blessed to give than to
receive.” Resolve, therefore, to lead lives of
usefulness. Be indiferenttp nothing which" has
any relation to the welfare of men ; be not afraid
of diminishing your own happiness by seeking
that of others. Devise liberal things, and let not
avarice shut up your hand from giving to him
that needeth, and to promote the cause of piety
and humanity.
Of all the modern processes and discoveries in
chemistry, the Chinese are utterly ignorant, but
they possess a variety of active preparations of
mercury, nearly similar to those which we use,
and which are applied to similar purposes in me
dicine. It is an unquestionable fact, ihat the
circulation of the blood, which was unknown to
the most learned of the ancients, and is of very
recent discovery with us, was familiar to Chinese
physicians tw 7 o thousand years ago. Yet, in Chi
na, surgical and medical science is at at the low
est ebb. They are altogether ignorant of ana
tomy ; hardly know the difference between veins
and arteries ; and although they are aware of the
movements of the blood, they understand nothing
of the process by which it is thrown into the lungs
and returned back. With them medicine is en
tirely under the dominion of astrology, supersti
tion and idolatry; the cure of desease is consi
dered to depend rather upon the choice of fortu
nate days, moments and circumstances, than up
on any natural remedy They profess to disco
ver and foretell every thing connected with dis
ease by the pulse, a pulse is appropriated to each
organ, that of the heart, being in the wrist of the
left hand at its joint, the pulse of the stomach is
its joint, &c. Inoculation for the small pox is
thought to have originated in China. Vaccina
tion has recently been introduced with snccess.
balcntinea 1
ORIGINzIL VALENTINES, written to order by the
Lone Bard, in any style—Prose or Verse, Witty, Satiri
cal, Loving, Comical, Ironical, or Enigmatical.
ACROSTICS, on any name, in any style.
Those who entrust confidence, may be assured of ho
norable seclecy. The Bard pledges himself to execute
all orders, promptly, and to the perfect satisfaction of
applicants, or no charge will be made. Orders will be
fulfilled as readily as it is possible to compose.
Apply personally, or by letter, to “The Lone Bard,”
stating the subject and general features desired, at 102
Nassau street, between Ann and Fulton, where will be
found, the largest assortment of Valentines, in this
coun try, at the most moderate prices. feb 1 2t
Next to New Year’s day, no other morning out of the
three hundred and sixty-five gives so much gratification
to the young and cheerful of both sexes, as well as the
“ old folk,” as the arrival of the 14th of February. It
is written that at
who is, by the by, authorised agent, getter up, inanutac
turer, and impo;t*rof these choice billet doux. viz.:
Love Messages, Joy Reflecters, Mirth Makers. Sentimen
tal, Passionate, Pathetic Remembrancers, Care Killers,
Local Hitters, and All Over the Country Pleasers, which
are generally* cal led.
by the express order and direction of St. Valentine him
self. Therefore all who wish to see the most splendid
assortment nfSt. Valentine’s Communications, from the
most magnificent made here, as well as imported, down
to those of a lower price, yet equally applicable, will be
sure to call and make their choice from a varietv never
yet seen in to is country. There is no subject, business,
trade, or profession, but can be found something, that
will at once hit and gratify every one that cal is. If any
original piece of poetry is required, the subject is only
to be mentioned, and a poet is at hand to fill up the Val
Remember STRONG’S Head Quarters,
N.B.—Envelopes of all kinds, and at all prices. To
those who buy to sell again, a liberal discount.
J 25 3t
111 AON
®I i x ev of £ot f.
The great and increasing demand for this celebrated
and powerful remedy throughout the British Empire,
r rance, and the United States, has given it a celebrity
which time only can efface. It has long been used and
prescribed by the most eminent Physicians throughout
he civilised world as a sovereign and speedy cure for In
cipient Consumption, Barrenness, Impotency, Lucorr
hoea or Whites, Obstructed, difficult or painful Men- ‘
struation, Incontinence of Urine, or involuntary dis
charge thereof; and lor general prostration of the system,
v. hether the result of inherent causes, or produced by
irregularity, illness, or accident. }
There is not a shadow of doubt that this is true, and
were not the subject of too delicate a nature, hundreds
would testify to the unrivalled efficacy of the Lucina Cor
dialas a specific for barrenness, fluoralbus, gleets, irregu
larities in the secretions, pains in the kidneys, female sup
pressions, (or the reverse.) prolapsus uteri, and in fact al
most every disease to which the delicate portion of
the human organization is liable.“t cannot, indeed, cure
malformation of the parts, but for any thing short of that,
it is offered as an infallible cure, while in all the other dis
eases enumerated above, whether acute or chronic, it will
be found a safe and sovereign remedy. The Lucina Cor
dial is a gentle tonic, operating generally upon the Se
cretive organs, and bracing the whole system, without so
far stimulating anj' function as to produce subsequent re
laxation. On the contrary, it seems to act in perfect har
monj with nature, and does not create a temporary vigor
but a permanent renewal of the natural energies. The
first bottle used will fully convince the purchaser of the
truth of all we have asserted.
Principal Office 1 2’5 Fulton street, New York Sold
also by Seth W. Fowle, Boston ; Dr. Wadsworth, Provi
dence; J. S. Murphy, 90 North Sixth, street, Philadel
phia ; G. K. Tyler, John M. Laroque, and Roberts & At-
Brltim< ? re I Charles Stott, Washington City ;J.
i xr Lo ’fisville, Ky ; Sandford & Park, Cincinnati •
n ustace & Sons, Richmond; Bragg & Thomas,
IF ’ B " Emerson, Norfolk, Va, ■ Haviland, Har-
H„n„ A ,S“.’ , an ? J- M - Cohen, & Co. Charleston, S. C.;
Co Wnbn„ RlS A y 5 C .°Z Al| S lls h>, Ga.; Haviland, Clark &
Morrison, New Orleans ; Jennings &
Osgood, Memphis, Tenn.; and by no other person in any
per dozen° Ve named P 4ace3 ' Price $3 per bottle, or ?24
’ Salamanbtr | || Safes.
i ISJ 4 Willllj, MM
i LEONARD BROWN, No. 80 Wall street.
The following Certificates and statements are made by some of the most respectable and honorable Mer
chants of this City, who favor me with their testimony in proof of the perfect fairness and impartiality of the re
■ cent trial. And I leave it to the public to decide, whether they will not place more confidence in such testimony,
- than upon the interested assertions, opinions and false issues published by those whom I have excelled. I beg
leave to state explicitly, that the trial was not made with a view to injure other makers, but to satisfy the public,
» that my Patent Double Salamander Safe is “ a safe indeed,” and further, that the trial was not, in fact, to test my
i Double, against Single Safes, as such ; but to test Gaylor’s Patent Double, the only Safe he ever advertised as
fire proof, against Rich’s & Herring’s (called Wilder’s) Salamander Safes, reputed, advertised and sold by those
makers a; equally fire proof with mine. And as I hold Letters Patent for the construction of the Double Safe,
[ which is not lined or filled with “ Plaster of Paris alone," as were the other tried Safes. I would therefore, res
i pectfully request all who wish to purchase a Safe to secure their Books and Papers from fire, and their property
from burglars, to call and seleet one of my Patent Double Salamander Safes, and obtain perfect security.
C. J. GAYLER, 80 Wall street, New York.
January 26, 1846.
The undersigned were present at atrial by fire of three Iron Safes known as Gayler’s Patent Double
Safe, Rich’s and Wilder’s (or Herring’s) Salamander Safes, on the morning of the 16th January, 1846.
The Safes were placed in a furnace about five feet high, constructed of bricks, and in the same relative posi
tion. Each Safe was examined and believed to be in perfect order. A number ol account books were put in each
book case, and several papers in the drawers of each Safe and the doors locked. Fuel, consisting of charooal,
pine and oak wood, and some rosin, or turpentine chips, were applied and renewed twice during the day. The
fire was very intense, and was suffered to remain until the following morning, when the Safes were removed.
C. J. GAYLER’S PATENT DOUBLE SAFE was found to be in such good order as to be unlocked with
Keys, when the Book case and the contents were found in a good state of presentation—while the
contents of Rich’s and Wilder’s (or Herring’s) Salamander Safes were a mass of burning charcoal.
We consider the test to have been conducted with perfect fairness.
For further particulars reference is made to our individual statements in possession of C. J. Gayler.
New York, January 19, 1846.
Palmer Townsend, of the firm of Townsend, Sayre & Chauncey D. Hurd, 21 Nassan st.
Clark, 78 Pearl street. Thomas Battelle, of the firm of Everett & Battelle,
Joshua L. Pope, of the firm of Barstow, Pope & Co. g 6 South st.
Finest. Henry Lyles, jr. of lhe firm of Lyles & Polhamns, 263
John F. Mackie, 189 Water st. South st.
L. S. Comstock, ol the firm of Comstock &. Co, 21 Benjamin Merritt, of the firm of Merritt & Co. Wall st.
Courtland st. , Jefferson Brown, 436 Fourth st.
IFram Bartlett No. 222 Pearl st. Abe i Greenleaf, 14 Amity st.
Henry A. Field, 51 Third Avenue. Wm. Henry Post, of the firm of Post & Atwater, 192
James Ackerman, of the firm of Ackerman A- Miller, p #ar i st .
101 Nassau st. V. J. Yale, No. 6 Union Place.
William Mernhew, U. S. Marshal s Ofiiee. John Cook> 755 Broadway.
The undersigned attended at the above trial, and cer- Stephen Bonnel, Broadway, cor 20th st.
tify that it was fairly conducted during the time they Richard Wigans, 51 3d Avenue,
were severally present. Signed. B. S. Gillespie, 263 Elizabeth st.
Robert Thompson, jr. 102 Fulton st. Joseph R.Stuyvesant, Ist Avenue, near 10th st.
W. R. Vermilye, 54 Wall st. Bradford Jones, 408 Bowery.
Thomas W. Cumming, of the firm of Cumming & Samuel Jones, 408 Bowery.
Main, 43 Fulton st. George Bishop, 258 12th st
THE INDIVIDUAL Statements above refered to, certify, in addition to the following facts:
That the Safes were placed in the area of the brick wall, impartially, with the doors of each facing towards
the centre.
That each Safe was of about the same outside dimensions, and each was elevated upon bricks under each
wheel, about 15 inches fsom the ground.
That the fire was ignited at 9A o’clock, A. M., was renewed at 11A o’clock, and at 2| o’clock, after which no
more fuel was applied.
That during the progress of the trial, Gayler’s Safe was as much exposed to the effects of the fire as was
either of the others.
That Mr. Townsend, of the firm of Townsend, Sayre & Clark, 78 Pearl street, directed the placing of the
fuel, each time the fire was renewed, who states that C. J. Gayler requested and wished the trial to be made im
partially and thoroughly, as to each and all of the trial Safes.
That it was decided to leave the Safes as they stood after the last charge of fuel until the following morn
ing, 9 o’clock.
Affidavits were made by the two watchmen appointed at 6 o'clock in the evening to guard the Safes and fire
during the night, who depose that neither the fire nor the Safes were disturbed, nor in any way interfered with,
from the time they were appointed until the Safes were removed the following morning.
The trial Safe of Mr. Herring’s make (called Wilder’s,) was made to order for Messrs. Post & Atwater, 192
Pearl street. The trial Safe of Rich’s was made to order for Mr. Ransom, No. 100 Wall street, and both sold
as Fire-proof Safes.
GAYLER’S PATENT DOUBLE SALAMANDER SAFE is the only Safe yet invented which is beyond
doubt proof against the action of fire, and strong enough to endure a fall from any story of a burning build
ing. This leally fire-proof article is constructed so as to combine two perfect iron Safes, one within the
other, each made in the most substantial manner, and lined between the most perfect non-conducting and
indestructible substance. The outside and inside doors of these Safes are secured by his Thief Detector locks, to
which he has made important improvements, unknown, to any other makers of Safes, and which is now offered
with entire confidence, secure against the attempts of pick-locks. No other detector-lock possesses the same
claims to superiority; and as these improvements are only adapted to the locks for Gayler’s Safes, it affords ad
ditional security against their being subjected to any examination by burglars. At least one hundred of Gay
ler’s Safes have preserved their contents from the action of fire, and from his long experience, the manufac
turer, with entire confidence, claims the Double Salamander to be the only really fire-proof Safe now known.
An assortment of GAYLER’S SAFES, with Safes of other makers, which have been taken in exchange for
the Donble Salamander, for sale by
LEONARD BROWN, No. 80 Wall street,
*r t T-TM4A 3 A (Between Pearl and Waterstreets.)
Feb 1,3 m
DR. CONVERS’ victoria cordial for fe
pression, Lucorrhoea, (commonly called Whites,) Pio
lapsus Uteri, or Falling of the Womb, Nervous Irritabil
ity, General Physical Prostration, Debility. Sterility,&c.
These distressing affections have not received from med
ical men that attention which their prevalence and im
portance demand. Hitherto the remedies have failed
to afford permanent relief by not being administered on
strict pathological principles. These disorders are found
to occur in females of delicate constitutions, fragile
forms., with but little nervous or muscular energy.
They attack them at all periods, from near the time of
puberty, and continue through an abbreviated and mise
rable life. Lucorrhma, or Flower Albus, it is computed,
attacks one half of females indiscriminately, in all classes
of society Perhaps no disease is so annoying and dis
tructive to them. This constant drain (to say nothing of
the inconvenience) undermines the constitution and saps
the fountain of th» system, wasting of the flesh, the
body loses its symmetry, the limbs their fulness and ro
tundity, the countenance loses its vivacity and becomes
dejected, pale, and thin, the bloom of health withers
from the cheek, the eye sunk and lustreless, general
prostration, barrenness, or sterility, fatigue from the least
exertion, palpitation of the heart, nervousness, pains ip
the head, vertigo, dizziness, dimness of the vision, weak
ness of the small of the back and extremities, indisposi
tion to motion, lassitude, torpor of the liver, indigestion,
dyspepsia, affection of the lunes, wandering pains in the
chest and abdomen.
N.B.—Hundreds bf cases of sudden decline or con
sumption, are induced by this disease alone. Dr. Con
vers now offers you his Victoria Cordial, as a specific for
these disorders. This powerful has been
used in the British Empire and France, by the nobility,
and also by the lower classes. It has the high sanction
of the most eminent medical men in Europe, and also in
this country. Dr. C. has long used it in his extensive
private practice, and his well known success in these
cases, he attributes to the specific virtues of this cordial.
The pills and powders provided and recommended by
empyrics, as possessing wonderful virtues, as every fe
male knows who has tried them. N.B. —This cordial
contains no mineral or offensive substances, is pleasant
to the taste, and agreeable to the stomach of the most
delicate. For its mode of effecting a cure, we refer you
to the wrapper of the medicine. If you would be re
stored to youthful vigor, procure the Cordial. Directions
and important remarks to females accompany each bottle
—price $2, or S2O per dozen.
Sold wholesale and retail, by J. O. FAY, 136 Fulton st,
(Lamp Store,) Sun Budding, N. Y. N.B.—The Cordial
will be forwarded to any part of the city or country by
addressing as above, amount enclosed.
Also sold by Dr. Wadsworth, 46 North Main st. Provi
dence, by D. S. Rowland, No. 188 Washington st. Boston,
and of Mrs. Hayes, 139 Fulton st, Brooklyn, febl 2m
DR. WM. EV/INS does not pretend that his Cam
omile Pills will cure all diseases. He frankly and
conscientiously admits that they will not. He lays no
claim to the discovery of the “Philosopher’s Stone,”
and wishes nobody to believe that he sells the “ Elixer
of Life,” but he does say, and he does believe, and he
can prove that indebility and impaire t constitutions in
nervous diseases of all kinds, in weakness of the diges
tive organs, in incipient consumptions, whether on the
lungs or the liver in the dreadful debility occasioned by
the use of purgatives, in palsy, rheumatism,more espe
cially in the sickness incident to mothers, and females,
or relaxed nerves ; in every case of delirium tremens, or
that disease which is brought on by intemperance ; in
the wretched horrors of mind and body which accrue
from occasional inebriety ; in loss of appetite, languor,
melancholy, pains in the head, limbs, or side, in corrupt,
sallow, and uncomely complexions, which arise from
the bad state of the fluids—in all these cases, and in
some others mentioned in the bills and directions given
with his medicines. He does say that his Camomile
pills, interchanged occasionally with his Apperient Pills,
the best known, which are sold with them, will effect
immediate relief; and if used but foi a fair period of
trial, a perfect cure. This much is placed beyond a
doubt, by daily testimonies, which would be given on
oath, and for this much Dr.W. Evans can conscientious
ly request confidence. He therefore need only add that
his Camomile Pills, together with is excellent Family
Apperient Pills, can be obtained wholesale and retail at
No. 136 Fulton st. Lamp Store, Sun Building, New York,
by J. O FAY.
Also, Dr. Evans’ Soothing Syrup, for Teething Chil
dren. " feb 1 2m
is a domestic preparation, composed entirely of
Roots—no balsams, no mercury, or any other minerals—
and very pleasant to the taste. It carries off all irrita
ting matter from the system, which aggravates the dis
ease, and at the same time acts upon the secretions
through the medium of the blood, by which all vestige
of the “syphilitic taini” is eradicated, and the constitu
tion and general health improved and purified. Certain
complaints in all their forms cured in a few days, if the
medicine is taken as directed. NB—No mercury or co
paiva. Sold wholesale and retail, by J. O. FAY, Gene
ral Agent, at 136 Fulton st, Sun Building, Lamp Store.N.
Y. Retailed at drug store, Broadway, corner of Cham
ber st. (late Harts)—sll Broadway, near Spring st—Bow
ery corner Spring st—Bowery drug store, corner of Grand
st—69 Canal st, and at corner of Hudson and Spring sts.
Price sl. febl 2m
g has long been used with the most happy effect, in
she practice of the most eminent physicians and surgeons
in the British Empire, Franco, and Germany. Indeed,
so remarkable were the cures that the la e “Sir Astley”
hailed it as the “harbinger of life.” The use of this
Cordial will fully sustain the high encomium. The
highest medical authorities in the United States recom
mend it as superior to any other article for the perma
nent cure oi the above distressing complaints. The
proprietor does not offer this remedy as a •catholicon,”
but as a specific for the following deplorable affections—
the consequences of early indiscretion, secret habits of
youth, and excessive indulgence of the passions in riper
years —viz . general physical prostration, nervous debili
ty, torpor of the liver, dyspepsia, loss of muscular ener
gy, weakness of the back and lower extremities, lassi
tude, and nocturnal emissions impotency, or a premature
and total decay of viritity, melancholy, aberations of
mind, confusion of ideas, loss of memory’, dimness ol
vision, pain in the head, vertigo, and lunacy, aversion to
socia. intercouse, timidity, self-disrrust, and love of soli
Hundreds of cases of sudden decline or consumption
may be traced to these baneful practices. Young men
• in cities, and particularly in the country, where these
solitary habits prevail to an alarming extent—and those
too, who areabout to marry, and those whose matrimo
nial alliances have not been productive of those happy
results which should attend the connubial state, will
perceive that this advertisement treats of an important
subject to them. If you would be relieved from these
evils, and the attendant mortification, and be restored to
manly vigor, delay not to procure this Cordial. The re
marks which accompany the medicine are highly impor
tant to the married and single. Price $2 per bottle ; $lO
half dozen, or S2O per dozen.
Sold wholesale and retail by J. O. Fz\Y, 136 Fulton st,
(Lamp Store,) Sun Building, New York; and at ,'late
Hart’s) Drug Store, corner of Broadway* and Chambers
street N. Y.
The Cordial will be forwarded to any part of the
city or country, by addressing J. O. Fay, postpaid, amount
Also for sale by Dr. Wadsworth, 45 North Main street,
Providence. R.1., and at 188 Washington street, Boston ;
No 4 Broadway, Albany, and of Marchlissi, Utica, N. Y.
N.B. —The physician may be consulted personally, or
by letter, post paid, at 13G Fulton st, New York; entrance
to the office through the store. feb 1 2m
ceived the highest premium at the last Fairof the Amer
ican Instiute and has been pronounced b y the best
teachers of Penmanship, to be infinitely superior to any
Gold Pen ever before introdued to the American public.
The lasting properties of this pen are undoubted, owing I
to the total absence of corrosibility from any of the inks
in use, and the peculiar shape of the nibs, (which was
first introduced by Bagley) makes it more pleasant to
use, renders itless liable to damage, more easy to repair,
and prevents the necessity of the great care that other
articles of the kind require.
Manufactory 189 Broadway, New York. j 4 3m
public typists,
REWARD to any business man who can
the following game of 262 pins in a
string often rolls, at the Tremont Bowling Saloon, No.
64 Last Broadway, and 71 Division street, which is the
longest Bowling Saloon in the world, containing six most
splendid Alleys, The new Alleys are now completed.
1 hey have been laid upon nn entirely new principle
which makes them more solid than any in the city.—
’I his exercise, o t late, has been found to be highly ne
cessary for health, and has been recommended by most
physicians. The following games were made bv two
business men bowling together on the evening of the
,P re3ence of several gentlemen,
while all the six Aliev’s were occupied •
xx 29 xx 30
XX 49 xx B 0
•x 69 xx 90
xx 99 xx 120
. xx H 9 xx 149
xx 139 xx 169
x 159 x 189
XX 179 xx 219
x 199 xx 244
so „ s. XX22B X 1262
All the Newspapers in the City will please give
vHha n co^ Sert '° n ’ ' Vith a n ° ,iCe ’ and se " d the ß im
_ J _ febi it.
• D GREEN and ALBERT LOSEE respectfully
imormstheir numerous friends and the public, that they
have recently repainted and fined up their estab isl?-
ment m tip top order. On the walls „,ay be seen rare
Paintings by some of the old masters; also several beau
tiful ones o that noble animal, the Trotting Horse The
Bar is at all times stocked with the best nines Liquors
and Cigars the market affords. ’ nl< l uor3 ’
N. 8.-Justreceived from South America, two Living
Cameleons, presented by J. Hedricks,Esq., which char ge
thmrcolor almost hourly. A great curiosity. J 25 2m.
(successors to John Florence, Senior >
I H E Subscribers respectfully inform the natron*
liken 31a > bllshn ! ent “ nrt lheir friends, that they have
taken the above place, and intend keeping the best the
market affnds, in OYSTERS, GAME, and
t-r .. P®strict attention to business to sustain the
reputation this establishment has always enjoyed.
i(1 ■>„, WILLIAM T. ALLEN,
93- THE Subscriber wishes to inform his numermw
flra Ud | S , and tlle P ubhc ln general, that he has, without
X’&M’a^’ eUd t 0 1116 waat a “
A !? s 18 su PP |ie ‘' with an abundance of the ch-icest
andl’n tJ n p S ’ ,l<|tiors an< l Cigars, of a superior quality
an<l “ n hi. 3 Restaurant can be found Shrewsbury Mill!
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his talents, virtues, and philanthropy; and, although
his contributions to the subject of hygiene were much
praised, his treatise on Prostitution in Paris was regarded
as his chef d? oeuvre, and as throwing much lighten a dis
gusting subject, from which many minds, less ohilanthro
pic, would shrink. So successful was Duchatelet in this
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publishers for their exertions in its behalf.
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From William Turner, M. D., late Health Commissioner
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loathsome subject he discusses. The result of his re
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> scribe the limits of the shocking plague spot on society
he so vividly depicts.
From the British and Foreign Medical Review.
This work is the production of a very remarkable per
: son, who attached himself with singular zeal to the in
vestigation of the effects upon society of many moral and
physical nuisances. In the book before us, the very ti
b tie of which is calculated to alarm the general reader, •ts
; author lifts up the veil which usually conceals from the
- well-regulated portion of society the mode of life of the
abandoned and the profligate, and discloses scenes of vice
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miseries incidental to great cities, and the never wearied
labor of many excellent persons, who seek to reclaim
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virtue. * * *
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was so soon deprived of so valuable a citizen, and our
profession of so good and enlightened man.
From the Foreign Quarterly Review.
!, The name of Parent Duchatelet has long been familiar
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4 o’clock in the afternoon and 6 to 10 o’clock in the
Admittance 25 cents. Children under 10, half price.
For particulars see bills of the day.
At the Chatham Theatre, on TUESDAY EVEN
ING, February 10.1846, for the Benefit of EX-CAPTAIN
A. H. PURDY, Member of the Establishment—formerly
of the Governor’s Gnard, N. Y. S. Artillery.
CAPT. PURDY takes this opportunity of appealing
to his brother soldiers and friends in general, for their
aid on this occasion, feeling fully assured that although
in retirement from military service, he is not forgotten
by them. He proposes to make it a GRAND MILITA
RY FESTIVAL, having selected pieces, etc., applicable
to the occasion, and earnestly requests that all military
gentlemen will attend in uniform, which will give a no
vel and interesting appearance never before witnessed
at any theatre in this city.
The whole strength of the Company will appear in
addition to other aid which will be expressed in the bills
of the day. The front of the house and the boxes will
be gorgeously decorated with flags, &c.
“An Address to the Citizen Soldier,” written expressly
for the occasion, by H. B. Mattison, will be spoken bv
Mrs. Preston.
Major M. M. Noah’s drama of “She Would be a Sol
dier, or the Plains of Chippewa.”
“The Child of the Regiment, or the Camp Follower.”
“The Drunken Corporal, or the Dumb Girl of Genoa.”
The celebrated “ Drunken Combat,” by Messrs. De
Bar and Booth.
The double “Highland Fling,” in Full Costume, by
Miss Cohen and Mr. Thompson,
Anew Dance entitled “The Carbine Hornpipe,” ar
ranged expressly for this occasion, by Mr- Thompson.
A new “National Medley Overture,” by the Orches
For full particulars, see bills. Boxes 25 cents. Box
Book now open.
N.B.—Hackmen are requested to set down their com
pany with their horses’ heads towards Chatham Square,
and take up in reverse order. feb 1 2t
A Grand Ball in Honor of Henry Clay,
WILL be given by the Knickerbocker
Club,‘on MONDAY EVENING, February
2, 1846, at the Apollo Saloon, Broadway.
F. A. Tallmadge, 1. Scogen,
Jacob Acker, George A. Halsey,
James Kelly, Robt. H. Taylor,
Henry W. Merritt, Frederick Frye,
H. Hart, F. C.Spreight,
Joseph P. Pirsson, J. Edwards,
Hernan W. Chi'ds, W. W. Caldwell,
Asa B. Meach, Michael Smith,
E. M. Lefferts, T. T. Jackson,
William Wells, B. A. Meycreau,
M. S.Thresher. George A. Hood,
J. T. M. Bleakley, George F. Nesbitt,
B. W. Osborn, Chas. McDougall,
Uriah Davis, A, M. Flint,
Wm. E. Smith, John Boordman,
H. Howard Cargill, Wm. Adams,
S W. Davis Greene, John Fort,
E. D. McKinney, Daniel Carpenter,
D. Franeis Bacon, Owen W. Brennan,
John Ward, T. E. Tomlinson,
Geo. E. Kellock, Jas. B. Taylor,
Jos N. Barnes, Jno. J. R. Depuy,
Whitfield Case, Jas. S. Thayer,
Albert A. Rogers, Amasa Hagar,
Wm. B. Meech, Hiram Corwin,
Nicholas Carroll, A W. Stoutenburgh,
Geo. Boyd.
Tickets to be had of all the above committee, and at
all Whig head quarters in the city.
Wallace’s celebrated Cotillion Band is engaged—Lea
der, Mr. Edward Kendall.
A new and original piece of music, in honor of Henry
Clay, composed and arranged for the occasion, will be
performed during the intermission, by the entire band,
led by Mr. Edward Kendall.
The Ball Room will be decorated for the occasion in.
a manner never surpassed by any thing of the kind in
the history of Festivals in the United States.
jlB 3t D, FRANCIS BACON, Secretary.
| i FITS! FITS!! i I
Remedy for Epileptic Fits or Falling Sickness, Con
vulsions, &.C.—This medicine, which is purely vegeta
ble, is the only remedy that has ever been discovered
which will positively cure this hitherto invulnerable
disease. It is well known that from time immemorial
physicians have pronounced Epileptic Fits incurable.
It has baflled all their skill and the boasted power of ali
medicine, and consequently thousands have suffered
through a miserable existence, and at last yielded up
their lives upon the altar of insanity. 'l’his is no fiction
as the paternal feeling of innumerable hosts will bear
testimony. And with all deference to the opinions of
physicians, the learned and great, we say positively,
Epilepsy can be cured. We care not of how long
standing, or what are the effects produced by it, it can
be cured. The Vegetable Extract is all powerful In
curing this dread scourge of the human family—hun
dreds have been cured, and the certificates of many may
be seen at the principal office, 184 Grand street, New
York, where the afflicted are invited to call and have
their cases examined, and advice given free of charge.
Let those who doubt the efficacy of the Vegetable Ex
tract, or who think their case is hopeless, let such call
upon the following persons, who have either been cured
or are now using the medicine :
Mrs. Jane Bennett, whose son was afflicted for eight
or nine years with Epileptic Fits, was cured by using
the Vegetable Extract—call and see her at 171 Grand
street. Mr. Jacob Petty, who was afflicted for four years
with Epileptic Fits, was cured by using the Vegetable
Extract —call and see him at 174 Delaney street. Mrs.
Eleanor W. Kief was afflicted for twenty years with
Epileptic Fits, and was cured by using the Vegetable
Extract—call and see her at Yorkville. Mr. Wm. IP
Parsells, who has been afllcted for twenty-three years
with Epileptic Fits, is now using the Vegetable Extract
—call and see him at 111) Broome street. And number
ous others may be called on if desired. Price $1 per
removing all morbid and corrupt humors and purifying
the blood. Price 25 cents per box.*
DRS. IVANS & HART, Proprietors,
j 4 3m Principal Office 184 Grand st, N. York.
The ne plus ultra —lewin’s cheap
situated at 68 Chatham street, five doors above Duane,
having received a distinguished share of public patron
age, the public are respectfully informed that the distin
guishing quality of the establishment will be still main
tained, viz: that of a combination of good articles with
cheap prices. There will be found constantly on hand,
at lower prices than any other store in the city, Shirts,
Bosoms, Handkerchiefs, Collars, Scarfs, Cravats, Gloves,
Drawers and Hosiery of every description. As much
competition has necessarily been raised by the success
of this store, it would be advisable that purchasers
shouli I pay particular attention to the address as above.
Mr. L. was the first to introduce a general system among
dealers >,for the convenience of their clerks,) of closing
the stores at 9 o’clock each evening. The breach of this
i rule by other stores compels him' to return to the old
hours in self-defence. M 4 3m
Manufactory, 42 Gold street, New York—The sub
scribers continue to manufacture Printing Presses and
every article appertaining to a complete printing and bin
r ding establishment. Also, Steam-Engines from three to
twenty-five horse power; dies; rollers; fly, lever and drop
; presses for silversmths and jewellers; circular saw man
i drells, screw cutting, mill gearing, &c. Machinery and
• castings of every description at reduced prices. N. B.
> Particular attention given, both day and night, to jobbing.
' No. 257 Bowery.
Diseased, weak and inflamed eyes cured without pain
or surgical operations.
• Respectable references given to parties whose sight
has been restored within a short time after being per
, fectly bl ind for several years.
' Office No. 257 Bowery, N. Y. d7 3m
DOCTOR FAWCETT, Consulting Surgeon of No
196 Fulton street. New York, uuteor of a late pub
licationembracing the following subjects, viz.: Matri
mony, Impotency and Sterrility anaiomically, physiolo
gically and medically explained; with a comprehensive
exposition of the nature and modern treatment of Syphl
. lis, Secondary Symptoms, Seminal Weakness, Stricture,
Gonorhoea, Nocturnal Emissions and all the conse
quences arising from self-pollution. The Doctor has
! devoted his attention for the last filteen years in this
city, to the treatment of the abova mentioned diseases ;
j and from his extensive practice and long experience in
investigating the pathology of the various structures of
the generative organs, he guaranties in all cases that he
undertakes a permanent and radical cure. His diplo
mas from London, Edinburgh and Philadelphia, also
his honorary degree from the State of Lousiana,are sus
pended in large frames in his office, No. lt>6 Fulton st.,
where the last edition of his work can be obtained for
50 cents.
Persons at a distance enclosing $1 can have a
copy of his late work accompanied with one which em
braces all diseases incidental to females. All letters
pre-paid addressed to Dr. H. Fawcett, 196 Fulton street,
will receive due attention. j 4 3 m
LEE, Manufacturers, Nos. 61 and 63 Reade street, '
New York, have constantly on hand a large assortment
ofthe above articles, which they will sell at the lowest
market prices, warranted equal if not superior, to any
manufacturedin the city; delivered or shipped without
charge for boxes or carriage.
Merchants, Grocers, Country Dealers and Families,
who are In want of the above articles, will find It to their
interest to callon us before purchasing elsewhere.
3m J. D, & W, LEE.
[Successor to Dr. John Thomson.]
343 Broome street, New York,
Three Doors West of the Bowery.
STILL continues to treat Chronic Diseases at the Bo
tanic Infirmary, 343 Broome street, New York,
where he may be consulted at all times, and without
charge, except for medicine.
N. B, Most of persons can take these medicines home
and doctor themselves without any inconvenience on ac
count of business or pleasure.
1 he following is from the pen of Dr. Thomson :
Dr. Bebee has become well acquainted with my mode
of preparing and administering medicine in chronic dis
eases, and is one upon whose integrity, as a practitioner
1 have the fullest confidence. JOHN THOMSON.
Jinti Scorbutic Syrup for the Blood.
This medicine is intended expressly for the eradication
of bcrofula, mercurial ernptions, or other difficulties
brought on from imprudent exposure cleansing the blood
of all impurities, thus cutting off the fount from which
all cutaneous eruptions originate. It is compounded of
thu most powerful anti-schorbutics known in the vegeta
ble kingdom, and is the result of the study and exper
ience of over twenty years practice of Dr. Thomson, and
the constant repeated testimony which we are daily re
ceiving from persons who have been relieved by use of
this unrivalled remedy, places beyond a doubt that it is
one of the best medicines for cleaning the blood now be
fore the public.
Read the following testimony:
Scrofula of Fourteen Years Standing.
New York, Nov. 26, 1845.
Dr. Beebe,—Dear Sir: For the benefit of others who
may be similarly afflicted, I now give you a statement of
my case for publication, hoping that others may be be
nefited thereby. 1 have been afflicted for the last four
teen years with a disease called Scrofula, Erysipelas or
Salt Rheum. It broke out upon my face, which has been
for the most part of the time one comblete scab all over.
It also broke out on my arms and body, accompanied with
a dreadful itching and irritation which was very dis
tressing. I ave employed during that time five differ
ent physicians without receiving any benefit, I have al
so used twelve bottles of Sarsaparilla and various other
remedies too numerous to mention, together with a great
deal of mercury, all of which done me no good, I found
no relief until I commenced using Dr. John Thomson’s
Anti Scorbutic Syrup and Wash, prepared by you, 343
Broome street. I am now almost entirely well—my arms
and body are entirely well and the skin on my face is
quite clear, except the scars which I never expect to get
rid of, and I should doctor no more if I were sure no
dregs of the disease were left in my system.
Passaic co., N. J., formerly of 201 Bieecker st.
Reference.—Among many others, Dr. Brown, who
states as follows : This is to certify that I saw and con
versed with Miss Freeland, who related meinsnbstance
the above statement, and her face was apparently well
except the scars above mentioned. G. H, BROWN,
Occulist, 163 Canal st. N. Y.
Scrofula continued.
New York, Nov. sth, 1845.
'Phis may certify that I have used three bottles of Dr.
John Thompson’s Anti-Scorbutic Syrup for a scrofula
difficulty which broke out upon one of my legs, which
was very troublesome. lam now happy to say that it is
entirety’ well. I have recommended this syrup to others,
who have also been benefited. GEORGE' MACY,
86 Christie st., N. Y.
Scald Head.
A child of Mr. M’Nuliy, 147 Christie street, N. Y.,
was cured ofthe above difficulty by the use of two bot
tles of Dr. Thompson’s Anti-Scorbutic Syrup, and one
bottle of wash. Nov. 21st, 1845.
Dyspepsia, Dizziness in the Head.
New York, Jan. Bth, 1845.
This may’ certify that I have been under the treatment
of Dr. Bebee, of 343 Broome streat, for the dyspepsia and
distress of the stomach.
My food would sour, and I would be most constantly
gulphing it up—my bowels were also very costive, and a
constant distress and dizziness in my head, cold hands
and feet. lam now happy to say that the above diffi
culties are entirely removed, and I consider myself well.
WM. H. CONOVER, 171 Attorney street,
(now 167 Rivington,)
Sworn before me, this 7th day of January, 1845.
PETER PINCKNEY, Commissioner of Deeds.
JV’crvows Debility, Cold Chills, Palpitation of the Heart,
I Aver Complaint, Cold Feet, Costive Habit, and. an al
most constant Distress in the Head.
1 was relieved of the above difficulties by Mr. Beebe,
after all the means of my physicians had failed, under
whose treatment I had been twelve months, and had be
come SO completely reduced in hoctlth and strength that I
wss entirely unfitted for any kind of business, and
scarcely’ able to help myself at all. I now have to say for
the benefit of others, that 1 fast recovered under Dr. Bee
be’s treatment, and am now quite well, and have been
more free of distress in my’ head than before for several
years. MRS. E. M. HARBER.
1 certify that the above statement of my wife, to the
best of my knowledge, is true. T. HARBER.
New York, Jan. 13th, 1845. 359 Broome st.
Rush of Blood to the Head of Twelve Years Standing.
New York, April 2, 1845.
1 have been afflicted for the last twelve years with an
overflow of blood to the head, constipation of the bow
els, nervous excitability, cohl extremities, distress in the
head, and at times there would be a sort of blur or vapor
before my eyes, and I would often have to stoop in the
street and hold on to something to prevent fulling. I have
employed during that time five physicians; and been
bled one dozen times at least, and blistered until my arms
and legs were as raw as a piece of beef. I also em
ployed one water doctor, who attended me three months,
but ull of no use—my difficulties seemed to increase
upon me until about one week ago, 1 was advised to call
on Dr. Beebe, 343 Broome street, under whose treatment
I have received more benefit in that time, than all I had
done before, as I feel nearly well, and better than I have
before In twelve years. L. POWELL.
N. B Board and attendance for those wishing to tarry,
jll 6t J
OjL THOMPSON & HOYT having entered into
JUjL partnership would most respectfully inform
ggsaag&thier friends and the public that they have
taken »he store, 309£ Broadway, nearly opposite Gothic
Hall, whero they have for sale a splendid assort
ment of watches, jewelry, silver ware and fancySgoods
which they lower than any house in the city.
Gold watches, from S2O to SIOO each.
Silver do “ s to 40 “
All watches warranted to keep good time, or the mo
ney returned.
N._ B.—Watches, clocks, jewelry and music boxes
repaired in the most skilful manner, as low as can be
done. Old gold and silver taken in exchange or bought
for cash- AMOS R. THOMPSON,
Importers of watches and Jewelry,
•j* 3Q9A Broadway.
F. LOCKWOOD, 391 Broadway, near White
street, is selling Gold and Silver Watches atsU),
and S2O, to SIOO. Also, Spoons, Forks,
Jcwclty. and Fancy Goods, many of them at
less than the imported price.
SPECTACLES of the best equal cut, Concave and
Convex Glasses. Watches, Clocks, Music, Work and
Jewelry put in the best order by
n!23m F. LOCKWOOD, 391 Broadway.
Refined West India Stomachic Bitters.
A SINGLE TRIAL will be sufficient to prove the
vast superiority of these Bitters over all others now
in use. They have been used with the greatest succe :s
for the last thirty years, what is most remarkable, and
that without puffing, they are, therefore, with confi
dence recon.mended to the public.
This is the most peculiar mode these valuable Stom
achic Bitters can be prepared—they strengthen the
stomach, and excite an appetite ; and also may be reli
ed on as a certain cure for
The strictly temperate may use these Bitters with
good effect, and are a sure preventive against
and other intermittent complaints, incident to persons
exposed to warm climates, damp air, &c., &c.
For sale only at the Proprietor’s Agency Office,
j 18 3m BRAMHALL fc CO, 328A Broadway.
J. B. CAREY & CO.,
Suitably adapted for Utility as well as Adornment of
Stores in all kinds of business.
JB. & CO., request the attention of Merchant
• from the Southern and Western States. Call and
see specimens. Every day packages of them are leav
ing New York for diflen nt parts of the Union. They
are patronized by nearly eveery respectable store in the
Eastern States.
Agents for the City of Boston—Messrs. Sowle &
Shaw, 52 Cornhill.
55“ Air. J Lazarus is now \ isiting Maine.
J. B. CAREY & CO.,
j 4 3m 34 Beekman street, late 323 Broadway.
TEETH inserted without pain, and warranted good as
the natural onos, for biting and mastication.
A complete double set of best mineral
teeth, on fine gold plates - - - - $5 qq
A set ofbest mineral teeth on fine gold
> plate, for the upper jew, to be worn
by atmospheric pressure - - - - 30 00
' A single tooth, from ----- 100 to 500
' Plugging teeth with gold, from - - 75 to 1 50
By Dr. JONES, corner of Canal street and Broadway,
entrance in Canal st. n 2O 3m
> rgl who wish to procure a peafect Likeness for
- EL a Holiday Fresent, are invited to call at Hehnes’
1 United States Miniature Gallery, No. 11l Bowery, where
J pictures are taken in an acknowledged superior’ style ;
5 possessing richness of tone, elegance of color, and per
fect durability, at the reduced price of one to five dollars.
5 Mr. H. having engaged the services of two additional
I operators, will be able to accommodate all who favor
’ him with their patronage.
' N. B.—Don’t mistake the place, No. 11l Bowery, over
Wilcox’s Carpet store. j!8 3m.
way, opposite the Granite Buildings.
? The Messrs PERRY are now exhibiting at their gal
* lery the most beautiful specimens of their art ever be
J fore exhibited in this city ; and having the first premi
• urns at the Fairs of New York, Boston and Philadelphia,
• respectively for the best specimens of the art (in the
name of Plumb,) they feel confident of giving the utmost
■ satisfaction to those who may favor them with a sit
ting. Mr. Perry having been engaged at the Plumbe
Gallery since its first commencemen in New York, has
had more experience than any other, probably in this
country. It is well known to many of the citizens of
New York that Plumbe owes his success principally to
n the operations of Messrs Perry and Johnson, the latter
formeilya partner in this establishment.
t Perry’s well known Premium Apparatus constantly on
hand, together with every article in the line. The pre
mium apparatus spoken of by Plumbe is of his own
manufacture, having supplied that establishment, in part
-for the last two years. Also Perry’s practical Optician.
Messrs. Perry continue to give instructions, having fit
ted up rooms expressly for that purpose. d2B 3m
Dispensary, No. 3Division street, established A. D
k 1835, uy the present Proprietor, for the successful treat
- ment ot scrofula, strictures, diseases ofthe urethra, ner
v >us debility, mercuri..! diseases, seminal weakness,
’ gravel, nodes, caries, rheumatism, ulcers of the gottis,
to isils, and throat, nose and limbs, syphilitic iretis, orin
. flamed eyes, impotence or gradual wasting away of the
! p iwers of life, night sweats, and swelling of the joints,
; caused by mercury, and unwise treated secret diseases
- and all secret diseases, whether mild or virulent, and
from an experience that very seldom falls to the lot of
' any one physician, he is enabled to warrant a perfect
and lasting euro in any and all cases of the above men
tioned diseases. The afflicted should remember that this
is the only place in this city where the celebrated Di .
Hunter’s Red Drop can be obtained —a medicine never
known to fail in curing the very worst forms of that
dieadlul and alarming disease for which it is adapted
The Dispensary is so arranged that the person calling
will see no one but the doctor himself, who is in constant
a:tendance, in his private rooms, ready and willing to
1 render relief to all who may give him a call. Hundreds
ot certificates voluntarily given of cures, some of which
are most astonishing cases on record, are open ror inspec
tionat the Dispensary, all of which were cured by this
medicine. Price $1 per vial, which is warranted in ull
cases or no charge. Strictures—that bugbear of so
many frightened people—we warrant to remove in as
many weeks as it has been years standing, by an entire
new process, without the use ofthe knife or any other
painful operation whatever. N. B.—Advice gratis in all
casec. d7 ly
ble for a single Gentleman. Rent moderate.
Apply at 23 Frankfort street. jh tf
The CAMPHOR-TREE—One of the useful and
magnificent productions of the vegetable kingdom
that enriches China, and more particularly the
provinces of Kiang-si and Canton, is the taunts
camphora or camphor-tree. This stupendous
laurel, which often adorns, the banks ofthe rivers,
was in several places found by Lord Amherst’s
embassy above fifty f eet highj wlth it 3 atem
twenty feet in circumference, and with branches
not less than nine feet in circumference. The
Chinese themselves affirm that it sometimes at
tains the height of more than 300 feet, and a cir
cumference greater than the extended arms of
twenty men could embrace: but the English found
no instance that justified their description. Cam
phor is obtained from the branches by steeping
them, while fresh cut, in water for two or three
days, and then boiling them till the gum, in the
form of a white jelly, adheres to a stick which is
used in constantly stirring the branches. The
fluid is then poured into a glazed vessel, where
it concretes in a few hours. To purify it, the
Chinese take a quantity of finely-powdered earth
which they lay at the bottom of a copper basin;
over this they place a layer of camphor, and then
another layer of earth, and so on until the vessel
is nearly filled, the last or topmost layer being of
earth. They cover this last layer with the leaves
of a plant called po-ho, which seems to be a spe
cies of mmlha. They now invert a second basin
oyer the first, and make it air-tight by luting
The whole is submitted to the action of a regu
lated fire for a certain length of time, and then
left to cool. On separating the vessels the cam
phor is found to have sublimated, and to have
adhered to (he upper basin. Repitirions of the
same process complete its refinement. The cam
phor obtained Irom this tree is less valued by the
Chinese themselves than that imported from Bor
neo. Mr. Clarke Abel conjectures that the pre
ference proceeds from the adulteration of the
article by the Chinese manufacturers, since the
mode of refining is well known. Besides yield
ing this valuable ingredient, the camphor-tree is
one of the principal timber-trees of China, and i«.
used not only in building but in most articles of
furniture. The wood is dry and of a light color;
and, although light and easy to work, is durable
and not liable to be injured by insects. The wood
is highly prized in this country for the manufac
ture of trunks.
Little folks.—We love little folks. They are
the future. Some of them are what the immor
tal bard calls “ the great hereafters.” No period
of life is more full of interest than that of child
hood. We watch the expanding mind of a fine
boy as we do the unfolding of a flower. It is re
dolent of oeauty, hope and promise. Childhood
is the primrose season of life; and when we see.
a cluster of little innocent urchins around the
hearth, if our wishes could be realized, all their
after days would be those of sunshine and hap
piness. We confess we like children, and that
we sympathise in all their little griefs, and share
m all their hilarous and boisterous merriment.
In this season of festivity they should never be
forgotlen, and we ourselves never do forget
them. They anticipate the coming of the holi
days with less pleasure than we experience in
relating to them strange stories and legends
about Si. Claus will do forthem if they are, what
they ought lo be, good gitls and boys. It has
been our custom to send them early to bend on a,
new-year’a eve, on good terms with themselves
and all the rest of the world, and then to fill their
suspended receptacles for the bounties of St. Ni
cholas with trinkets, toys, and the good and
wholesome comforts of the season. Oh the plea
sures of these offices! none but a parent ever did
or ever can conceive it. Look at their bright and
shining faces in the morning, and read your re
ward in their astonishment and gratitude. Par
ents, neglect not your little people at this season
of the year. You purchase a large amount of
happiness at a trifling cost. Never be unmindful
ofyour duty in this respect. Pleaseyotir children
on proper occasions, and they will please you in
after life. Mind, never put rods and other em
blems of reproof in the stockings of your dear
little children while they lie dreaming of tokens
of kindlier feelings from their palron saint. We
do not envy those mistaken parents who could
wantonly wound the sensibilities of their off
spring and call tears to their eyes instead of
Self-devotion.—Sir David Baird having been,
taken prisoner by Hyder Ally, was, with other
British officers, thrown into prison atSeringapa
tam, where the sufferings and indignities he en
dured were dreadful. The wounds he had re
ceived were unhealed, and almost in a state of
mortification, and his health was rapidly declin
ing. When he and his unfortunate companiona
had languished for some time in confinement,
the myat made his appearance one day, bearing
with him fetters weighing nine pounds each
which were destined for the unhappy prisoners.
Resistance was useless, and they submitted to
their fate. But when the myar came to Sir Da
vid Baird’s turn, one oi the officers, Lieutenant
Lucas, sprang forward and urged the cruelty of
manacling limbs still festering with wounds,
from one of which the ball had been so recently
extracted, and that he doubted not that death
would be the certain result of such treatment.
To these representations the myar replied, that
the circar had sent as many fetters as prisoners,
and that they must all be put on. “ Then,” said
this noble officer, “put a double pair on me, so
that Captain Baird may be spared wearing them.”
Even the myar, though used to scenes of human
misery, was moved at this act of self-devotion,
and he consented to refer the case to the kaledar
who would open the book of fate. Fortunately
for Sir David Baird, the book of fate was propi
tious—the irons were dispensed with—and thus
was this man, then a captive in the dungeons [of
Seringapatam spared, one day to become its con
queror and its temporary master I
Newspapers.—Plutarch notes that the country
people were very busy in inquiring into their
neighbours’ affairs. The inhabitants of cities
thronged the court and other public places, as the
Exchange and Quays, to hear the news. The old
j Gauls were very great newsmongers; so much
so, says Caesar, that they even stopped travellers
on this account, who deceived them, and thus
brought error into their counsels. Juvenal no
tices the keenness of the Roman woman for de
luges, earthquakes, &c., as now, for wonders and
private matters. Merchants and purveyors of
corn, as now stock jobbers, used to invent false
news for inteiested purposes. Itwas notuncom
b mon to put the bearer of bad news to death. In
the middle ages pilgrims and persons attending
fairs were grand sources of conveying intelli
gence. Blacksmith’s shops, hermitages, &c.,
were other resorts for this purpose, in common
with the mill and market. Great families used
to pay persons in London for letters of news. In
’ London, as St. Paul’s Church was the great place.
. of advertising, so it was also for news. In Nic
hols’s Progresses, a gentleman says, “ that his
f lackey had not walked twenty paces in Pawles,
. before he heard that sundry friends of his
t ter had taken leave at at court, and were all shipt
. away.” Servants were sent there on purpose to
I fetch news. Of the introduction of newspapers
r by the Gazetta of Venice everybody has read,
r Herbert calls the ‘ Siege of Rhodes,’ by Caxton,
. “the ancientest Gazette in our’languagebut to
prevent the mischief of false alarms, through the
Spanish /Xrmada, the first newspaper, styled
- ‘The English Mercury,’ then, as afterwards, in
. the shape of a pamphlet, appeared in the reign of
Queen Elizabeth.— Fo&broke.
1 Dreams.—l am no way facetious, nor disposed
E for the mirth and galliardize of company; yet in
. one dream I can compose a whole comedy, be
• hold the action, and comprehend the jests, and
[• laugh myself awake at the conceits thereof.
> Were my memory as faithful as my reason ia
r then fruitful, I would never study but in my
i dreams; which times I would also choose for my
' devotions: but our proper memories have then
i so little hold of our abstracted understandings.
■ that they forget the story, and can only relate to
our awaked souls a confused and broken tale of
; that which hath passed. We know not whether
the phenomenon of Brown’s Religio Medici is
usual or not, but we remember, during a mild
, fever, to have experienced something very sitni
’ lar. Connected scenes and circumstances of such
i intense interest and marvelous beauty were pre-
■ sented to out apprehension, that it would assured-
I ly have been alone sufficient to have won for us a
1 name in the world, if it had been in our power to
have remembered the details and committed them
' to paper in the form of tales when we awoke.
The beauty of the thing of course lay in the com
plete development and proper connection of the
story—bursts of mere fancy and excitement being
common in dreams —Ralphs.
Chinese Aphorisms.—He who toils with pain
will eat with pleasure. No duns outside and no
doctors within. Forbearance is a domestic
jewel. Something is learned every time a book
is opened. To stop the hand is the way to stop
the mouth. Who aims at excellence will be
above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will
fall short of it.
Good humor prolongs life —Lockwood.

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