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na m Mr duiiut Jua flTiu lu nil varleti., on
and du rensouabl terms.
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' 0V 0 ' St"i - - CH K8TKH, VT.
J , 1 : LAT SUKOIOSJ II. t. A.)
1 -onto m m Squaw, Nearly Opposlt lh tta 0O.
1 i B. F. MEKKIIX, '
Iareraui.tand Music Furnished. Pianos Toned.
U'atefcM, Clubs, Jewelry, Spectacles,
Hale, at rifl. nf IUL ilBKia F.AQ1JI
! a . TTI
l!cc:" Agtnt for Fire Insarance Compttnlci.
f i."mmi fir Pollciua by mait or othernia. promptly
r ('HAS. :
- t::sK:y t c
in h Ollica in Y
Counselor at Law.
entaortli'a Block,
. . i . VERMONT.
,.. , JIIAKI.ES B. EDOr,
. Mlor" mid Counselor nl !.',
" frjnaed Afent lor firoenrint Peuaioiu, BoldWra' Bountia
fit -1) OMfe oppoiite the Banlt.
if' r J D". HRIDCMA.V.
niklMmn and Counsrlor at tMXf,
And Solicitor in Chancery,
tarafeitaneAo take the aeknowtedftnent of Deed
an. oAaMt Juetrniaanta, for tat &w of New York.
'd. jtKO RouOITOkllt CBAKOaaTi
', Agent ft Pire and Life Insurance Compute,
. rroetorsrille, Windsor County, Vermont.
lolieltot and Maater in Cbanoary, Notary Publk, and
lt'v' ' Lite and Fir. Insurance Airent,
Jtt '(j. Lleenaed Claira Agent, for the collection of Penefoat
-Bounties, ArrasniKee ofOo'ernment and State pay.
.. L. AM ADO V,
iiet' WAT0IIUAK3R A ilWlUI,
n.t. f t :r Constantly for Bal.
tl Slu,, nil... ttTnrk knri F.net foda
aaaaaeoruneni wi uoB,,niiwi". . ..... u . .
In Weutwortll New BuUdlnx-
rnOrarlb. STln( Bank, opposite th Black Hirer Hota
5PRIN0F1KLD, Vt. 44
re" tDkinK-rliaaae. alatrw, Window Shades and Fixture
Ansof allstaa and Descnptineobtai.tly on hand.
L-. -
"' f S. M. BIsAKK,
TL ftfomis all operations in Dent, Surgery, and Manufao
J titroa Mineral Teeth in Bock and Full aeta.
' rrtet la cim'i aioci. f stiika,
Alt:. Manufacturer and Deilsr ill
t,"!' BtMlfla. llame.ws Itlankeb, Sleigh Kobe,
i. WUpa, ice.
''' k Sood Asortment constantly on baM, and for sale at
laweat meh price, rteaee can anu fiimDS any aw.
rfpejtteana, nctore pnrcIiasioK elBewlter
iH v . awatnac done nr. snort nmrc.
Main Street, Ludlo,., Vt
fllj ' mi'
Lava! Laval Lavi
VTATB YOU SKEN those beautiful I-AW GOODS
O. F. D'OOUS has jukt receited from narket ?
oosgfarl!. or
fte., Ae.--.Bd other things tM uumvnuUK to ajnntion.
.fToj'Pa. of sill Ivinds.
'1 A,'l0' A G00I 131
Albums, Picture Books, &.c.
. At O. P. WOODS'.
Strength to tlie Weak ! Youth 1o the Ap4 !
k lilOKltEXE,
t sl saejis ration is unequalled as a Rcjuvenator uid Ra-
1M' atorer-ca waeu or iiiniiimvuwi
Of, t Th. ahA should be certain to make the Bioktme a
feimsehold ,-od, inasmuch as it will render them youuiful
In feeling ati iu strenirlb, and enable them to live trer
ft" ajgain the sv, of their pristine joy. It not only exh II
1 4Aa) but atrenilious. and is reaUy an invaluable hlesstr;,
pecVslly to these who ha,o btw. reduced t. a condliioa
,. Jwf swvilies, wlf-ahuse, misfartun. or ordinary sicknets.
hi? 0" jj0 awttar what the cause of the imsotenoy of any houisn
H organ, tads superb preparation wiU njmov. the effect at
,TI " one and forever.
,o,i I Proho. by iasprudenee. have loaJtheir NATLTtAL ',
WWOa, WH1 nd a ipaslj anu pern., ra m
'-L? Th.FBBIU.1!, th. LANGUID, the DKSPAlfcNfl. u
ni OLUahouiJ give this valuable discovery a trial i l will ka
found totally diOerent from all other articles fot teams.
IrffS I "lTil'u va m,t. nn.n-n.tion Is invaluaW 1 4rr.
o WBikncss of all kinds, as it will restore the isttd
atrength with wonderful permanence.
I t is also a (-mad tonic, and will give relief in
with the rt doee. A Urief persistence in it, u will n
ovate tboatomach to a degree of perfect health, and U
ish Dyspepsia forever.
One fcjllar per bottle, or bottle for . Sold 1
Brainrlst, generally. Pent by eipress anywhere, by U
drwSiir UUVOniXS A HILI.VLK. Proprietors.
12 ly Day btreet, 2iew York.
fiprtint to rcmalctr-bolh Earrird and Slngle !
Tbaejoial ii ation of ineredients in these Pills is the r-
1 suit ofaknii and eitensiv. practice. They are mliu IB
. .1.-1. , inn An hsrm to the most delicate :
nT'l attain h..J.,in. .11 ipnrulsnties. Painful Mostrua-
," .rssaoviniallobstractions.wlietnerframcoidorotti-
''" eandache pain in the id. palpitation of the heart
wu 0 nervous anections, hysterics, fatigue, pain ia
"' the lnd limbs. Ae.. diaturbsd aletp, whkh aiis. from
tntea k. m of nature.
ntencMient of a new era In tho treatment
and obstruction wbtrn nave consianeu
t, eaaaiy a premature rrave. N ftnile eao eojy
I twwJtb she Hnvular. and wheoew an obs-ructou
I Ukm klac4 the rimi health beains to decline- These
1 nia Torsa tue nneat prpparatioa ever pui iorwru wiia mi-
, aaedtst and pert4t.nt iauootm. DON'T BG UKJKIV-
J tt. Take Uiis awTticHn-A.nt to vowr lmigit, and
sell t-m that von want the BB?T and Beiiabl Female
i lUsmaw In tue World, which U oomprbwd in theM rills.
I Iwee been a Standard remedy for over tUirty yean, and
t are the Bat flWtual one err known for all complaints
$ er)tFto Females. To all fluM they mrm invaluable,
1 lad wtwff, with certainty, aeriekieal leffulartty. They an
l kawwn to thoa-D.i, Who have use them at dilterent pe.
it ffff
f: Moeie. throuirnont the coantrv. havme? the sanftiow
AO.- h snme of toe raot eminent I'hytticlans in Amert-e.
-nit'? btfrit dirertl'ns. etating when they should not
rr-c I "b Boi the F-rH-eOrv loltr nor Box,
1 E aW -for r,eontinm from 50 tx W tViits.
. ' by mait. promptly, secure from b-rrvetlou,
i- we ' st ting to the proprietort. 8otd by Drurirwt Uen-
Pulmonary Balsam,
for .
laugh, t'slda and I'.asuiMpli.i,.
Established In 1828. and "till the beat known reuwdy tor
allalfm-tionsof the lull, Throat and Cheat, be careful
to fntt tuegenufiMt.
KKKD, OOTLKR A CO., Boston, Proorletore.
Large Bottle SI, 00. Small, 60 eta. IS
BRAY A II A I ts, ltiroarns k Coxxuaiox Aoixts,
Crowe A Blackwell'i London Chow-Chow , and other not
tied Pickles, Sauces, Mustard, t'urrles, aud Condiments.
Scotch Oatmeal , Robinson's Barley and Groat. Ox'
Gelatine, Dundee Marmalade, Albert Biscuit, etc.
Freuch Sardines, Prunes, uilreUil, Olive. Caper. Peaa,
Vlneitar.MueU.rd.Ae , Itailtn Macaroni. Worcestershire
Sauce. Walnut Catsup, Ae. l.ondon and Dublin Poller,
Kng. A Scotch Pale Ale. Itov f JUarti'i RU Japan
UUvHHg, for Mile to th Trade. ,
Pure fort Liver Oil and Lime.
FOR CONTMPTION. It U tli only rvliahl mnrAv
knou- It ban, (n tfaoumndi of inrtjuMws, rentorrd p.
tientfl that tteijid put hnot ntwwry ; ami In tfus of
UMMHtftmln. 1M arrt-iL.rth (Iiimm in t LriutarT ucw.
oi renUirM thet patient to robutU baaltb.
jtK.-NV.ui ii. iuOeeutn tints trunbrMnnui dismM
mm very Riarkt4. ) t in nacotwarv to cerwist in iu am lor
fKMAl.B DfcHIJJY.-To ni'tBln nd augment the
vital tbrwif; to mak nw, rih and par blood ; to build
ap tb oermas sytU'in ; to natoro mmrgf to the miod aud
bodyt ottungciui b better Mlapted tbaa tliit prepani
tko. In Aithiua, ftocvral PWlitv. Emaciation. Coairha. It la
ft reliable Hrtntxt-. Mm)-tenth ot th easea where It la
euppod to fail Rimpiy arie from th renuHly beiDg aban
doud befon the I eiicficial efft became obviou. Be
tareful and ffet the r-no tut, tnattufaotuwii oui by A. fl.
n II.uok, uaetaut,! Court St., itoston.
Save Your Money!
For airmail bottle of IIAIR DTK. when ou en ,t
bottle five times an larjfe.ofa better Dye, for the) aame
U ilbor'M llonitor Hair Dye
I rrvja.rwe no prtMrrton1 do not (mat or wanh oft.
will not toil the firtrnt Haen. One anuliextlon will tut uu-
t II the hair grow out, when It can be applfed at the roots
wiiiiou. more rrouoie tuan a eootmon uatr ' 11 .
it tt wmmnitd not to injwrt the Hair or is km.
Manufactund onlv br ALKX. B. WlLBdU. CbenUt.
No. 106 Court atreet, Boatjn .
DR. X. KNIGHT has 4lMarA a new tratiMnt ftvr th
Kye br which he is eur.ua; soaa of the wont caa of
Bliodnie aud Dmluam tier known, without iostr&iuenu
or pain.
(J A kks Dr. Knight a Bew fireabneDt for Cancers
surpass all otbere row in ne It cores without knife,
plastar, or pain, and beala without a scar. Krery kind of
4faftae treated with gmat auoceea. liusoors of every kind
emftcu-4 from the 8jttem. No charge for eouaultatiotis.
umoa. u Trtniout Street, Boston.
IT,hIurver., Pec.raler., A Maamfaietir.r.
f .T.ry variety af Haaarbald Faraitarc,
Deadera In all kinds of Upholstery Goods, Look in f; GLua
, klattreasea, Faatben, Ac
Just motived, a iarga ajwortment. Also,
White Pine, Oak St Spruce Timber.
Sawed to order and for sale by
ttfectuaily preTenta injury to clothe Ac, from Horns,
and cheaply enough if you attend to it Now. Brary Drug
gist has C. C. HARMS A CHAPMAN. Boston.
Premium Standard Scales,
Made of the best materials, in th. most thorough man
ner, and receiving cosstaxt mraovEiuaTB under th. su
pervision of
Every Variety, as liar, Coal, Railroad, Platform and
Counter. Ilroartjist1 Confectioners', Butchers', Grocers',
and (sold Hctie. Eeams, npring BalaAces, Ac Ac, for
aat. at our
Fairbanks, Brown & Co.
DR. R. GRKENK, 18 IrnpLi Placi. Bosroit, cure.
Cancers, Scrofula, and all Diseases of the Blood. P am
ulet description of treatment aent free.
V?hen yu an luffertng, remember
A phjulcian of tht city says of it, ' 1 hare tried near
ly everything reeou.triended in the medical wors publish
ed both in this country mint m Europe, and eveiy thintc
suprireiited by lay practice of t-reoty-flve years, and noth
ing ajforiitd me ah prmtnt riifttU I took yom wd
.' He hadKulleiV"lli,lit yeaiv. Bold every where.
i. S HITK. Drutpfiat, 33 Leveret st. Boston.
Wl O tD E R U & T Y LE 7
.In every variety af aunsrial,
32 arid 34 North Street, Boston Maw.
-1., taaalaaal.. Dealer tn -
Mineral Water, Soda,
Ale, Cider, Porter & Lager Beer.
Sol. Agent, for Sii'cs1 Cmton Ale. A treats for Burkh&nit's
XX andXXXXAie.
4 A L.ADY who has been cwaedefgMa; nervoas debilty,
ajter many years of misery, deuirea to mak. known to all
fellow sufferers the sure means of rvlttf.
Address, .nclosinir stamp. MRS. M. MP.RMST, Box
iS, Doston, and the prcrution will be Bent free by re-
,ira niail.
Lno riant Hair for all. -
B"',Byierin Fluid, Restore and W Hair.
JH Bksctrlc Bair Dye, Beat in the World.
Wig and ilair Works. New Improvement.
ca'ail others theapt, beat, and most n liable.
TT7 convinced.
JC" fika'a or Bogle's Mystic Hair Tint, beats esery
!?"'B knga spleu.ltd and natural color totbed.ir,
M,itsnv,r Bjeuro.. One preparation, bo trouble,
"OQVISs and Ilalr Work, 202 Wasuington itrart,
bbwcHnoii, Co-Hm, , Pur, and aR Inrcxmu or ras
v atLoon. I'sa
FRED BROWN, Pc.tri eg Washington 1 Stat. St
Sold by all rr-i, i'rt is asedioin..
Afflictionoi the Feet
ATItl!SOX-S)lssa .HfWt. p-rman.t eureof
FR11VCH 5 CoaanrM.. Iiruan Joikts,
PLANT F. R)l. un,,rm After
appictioa, the boot or sb .xn worn with perfect
ease. Price r. ' eenfts. by w.ii eants-
W. B. ATKINSON. J.. Pm.m,. Drnsrist, Tmsoal
comer Boyleto. sir. Boston. .Mas.
- Sold by ApotheMriaa and t Hal Shoe Deabrr.
lOO M'o.hinslon rM.
A Singing Ditty.
Pome sins; for love ; some sing for (rain ;
Some Kin ft to lull each other paiu j
a I've suck beraiite you asked me to,
But surely that's sot " sometbing new."
Pom sing for ffrlef, and srnn for joy ;
Koiue Hug to pleaN, some to annoy ;
Pome of you slug beraune you ootiht to
PratUe the scales your teacher taught you.
The young lady at the piano-fort
flings till her listening lover's oaugh ;
And geutlemen with ' llirht guitars 11
Sing late at uight beneath the start.
Borne sing to atop uneasy thinking ;
Some 00 ly sing when they've been drink lug;
And then to give the ueitfhbors warning
They're ap, and u wont go borne till mcrning '
Borne sing to pleaas a haughty la-ly,
Acd souie to ease a naughty baby ;
Home tn; for uplte ; some ring, like boya,
if or mere tW light of makuig noise.
Pome Idle people ffug because
They've nothing on earth to do;
And some folks mke an awful noise.
Aud thiii k that they are singing toot
Many years ago I happened to be one
of the referees in a case that excited un
usual interest in our courts, from the sin
gular nature of the claim, and the strange
story which it disclosed. The plaintiff
who was captain of a ship which traded
principally with the West Indies, had
married quite early with every prospect
of happiness. His wife was said to have
been extremely beautiful, and no less
lovely in her character.
After living with her in the most unin
terrupted harmony for five years, during
which time two daughters were added to
the family, he suddenly resolved fo re
sume his occupation, which he had relin
quished on his marriage, and when his
youngest child was but three weeks old,
sailed once more for the West Ind ies.-
His wife, who was devotedly attached to
him, sorrowed deeply at his absence, and
found her only comfort in the society of
the children and tho hope of his return
But month after month passed away, and
he came not, nor did any letters, those in
sufficient but welcome substitutes, arrive
to cheer her solitude. Months lengthen
ed into years, yet no tiding3 were receiv
ed from the absent husband ; and after
hoping against hope, the unhappy wife
was compelled to believe that he had
found a grave beneath the weltering
Her sorrow was deep and heartfelt, but
the evils of poverty were now added to
her afflictions, and the widow found her
self obliged to resort to some employment
In order to support her children. Her
needle was the only resource, and for ten
years she labored early and late for the
miserable pittance which is ever grudging
ly bestowed on a humble seamstress.
A merchant in New York, in moderate j
but prosperous circumstances, accidental
ly became acquainted with her, and pleas
ed with her gentle manners, no less than
her extreme beauty, he endeavored to
improve their acquaintance with friend
ship. After some months he offered his hand
and was accepted. As the wife of a suc
cessful merchant she soon found herself
in the enjoyment of comforts and luxuries
such as she had never possessed. Her
children became his children, and received
from him every advantage which wealth
and affection could procure.
Fifteen years passed away ; the daugh
ters married, and" by their step-father
were furnished with every comfort requi
site to their new avocation ns housekeep
ers. But they had hardly quitted his
roof when their mother was taken ill.
She died after a few days, and from that
time until the period of which I speak,
the widower had resided with the younger
Now comes the stranger part of the
story. After an absence of over thirty
years, during which time no tidings had
arrived from him, the first husband re
turned as suddenly as he had departed.
He had changed his ship, adopted an
other name, and spent the whole of that
long period on the ocean, with only tran
sient visits on shore, while taking in or
discharging cargoes, having been careful
never to come nearer home than New Or
leans. Why he had acted in this unpar
donable manner towards the family, no
one could tell, and he obstinately refused
all explanation.
There were strange rumors of slave
trading and piracy afloat, but they were
only whispers of conjecture rather than
truth. Whatever might have been his
motives for his conduct, he was' certainly
anything but indifferent to his family con
cerns when he returned. He raved like
a madman when informed of his wife's
second marriage, and subsequent death.
vowing vengeauce upon his successor, and
terrifying his daughters with the most aw
ful threats, in case they refused to ac
knowledge his claims. He had returned
wealthy, and one of the mean reptiles of
the law, who are always to be found
crawling about the halls of justice, advis
ed him to bring A suit against the second
busband, assuring him him that he could
recover heavy damages. The absurdity
of instituting claim for a wife whom
death had released from the jurisdiction
of earthly laws was so manifest, that it
was at length agreed to by all parties to
leave the mntter to be adjudged by five
It wa upon bright and Jeautiful af
ternoon in spring, when we met to hear
this singular case. The sunlight streamed
through the dusty windows of the court
room, and shed a halo around the long,
grey locks and broad forehead of the de
fendantwhile the plaintiffs harsh feat
ures were thrown into (till holder relief
by the same beam which softened the
placid countenance of the adversary.
The plaintiff lawyer made a most elo
quent appeal for his client, and had we
not been informed about the mafter, our
hearts would have been melted by his
touching description of the return of the
desolate husband, and the agony with
which he beheld his household gods re
moved to consecrate a stranger's hearth.
The celebrated Aaron Burr was counsel
for the defendant, and we iittclf -iite'd from
him a splendid display of oratory.
Contrary fo our expectations, however,
Burr made no attempt to confute his op
ponent's oratory. He merely opened a
book of statutes, and pointing with his
thin finger to one of the pages, desired
the referees to read it, while he retired a
moment, for the principal witness.
We had scarcely finished the section,
which fully decided the matter in our
minds, when Burr re-entered with a tall
and elegant female leaning on his arm.
She was attired in a simple while dress,
with a wreath of ivy leaves encircling her
large straw bonnet, and a lace veil com
pletely concealed her countenance. Burr
whispered a few words, apparently en
couraging her to advance, and then grace
fully raising her veil, discovered to us a
face of proud, surpassing beauty. I rec
ollect as well as if it happened yesterday,
how simultaneous the murmur of admira
tion burst from the lips of all present.
Turning to the plaintiff, Mr. Burr asked,
in a cold, quiet tone
" Do you know this lady ?"
" Will you swear to that ?"
" I will j to the best of my knowledge
and my belief, she is my daughter."
" Can you swear to the identity ?"
" I can."
" What is her age ?"
" She was thirty years old on the 20th
day of April."
" When did you last see her ?"
"At her own house, about a fortnight
" When did yon tee Iter previous to that
meeting ?"
The plaintiff hesitated a long pause
ensued the question was repeated, and
the answer at length was '
". On the 14th day of May, 17 ."
When she was just three weeks old,"
added Burr. " Oentli-men," continued he
turniug to us, " I have brought this lady
here as an important witness, and such, I
think she is,. The plaintiffs counsel has
pleaded eloquently in behalf of the be
reaved husband, who escaped the perils of
the sea and returned only to find home
desolate. But who will picture to you
the lonely wife, bending over her daily
toil, devoting her best years to the drudg
ery of sordid poverty, supported only by
the hope of her husband's return ? Who
will picture the slow process of heart-sick
ening, the wasting anguish of hope defer
red, and finally the overwhelming agony
which came upon her when her last hope
was extinguished, and she was compelled
to believe herself a widow. Who can
depict all this without awakening in your
hearts the warmest, sympathy for the de
serted wife, and the utterest scorn for the
mean, pitiful wretch, who could thus tram
ple on the heart of her whom he swore to
love and cherish ? AVe need not enquire
into bis motive for acting so base a part.
Whether it was love of gain or licentious
ness, or selfish indifference, it matters not;
he is too vile a thing to be judged by such
laws as govern men. Let us ask the wit
ness she who now stands before us with
the frank, fearless brow of a true-hearted
woman let us ask which of these two has
been to her a father."
Turning to the lady, in a tone whose
sweetness was a strange, contrast with the
scornful accent which just characterized
his words, he besought her to relate brief
ly the recollections of her early life. A
slight flush passed over her proud and
beautiful face as she replied :
" My first recollections are of a small
ill-furnished apartment, which my sister
and myself shared with my mother. She
used to carry out every Saturday evening
the work which had occupied her during
the week, and bring back employment for
the following one. Saving her wearisome
visit to her employers and her regular at
tendance at church, she never left the
house. She often spoke of my father,
and of his anticipated return, but at length
she ceased to mention him, though I ob
served she used to weep more frequently
than ever. I then thought she wept be
cause we were poor, for it sometime hap
pened that our support was only a bit of
dry bread ; and she was accustomed to
see by the light of the chips which she kin
dled to warm her famishing children, be
cause she could not purchase a candle
without depriving us of our morning meal.
Such waa oar poverty wbn my mother
MAY 11,-1866.
contracted a second marriuge, and the
chango to us was like a sudden entrance
to Paradise. We found a home and fath
er." She paused.
"Would you excite my own child
against me ?" cried the plaintiff as he im
patiently waved bis hand for her to be si
lent. The eyes of the witness flashed fire as
ho s)oke.
You are not my father," exclaimed
Bhe vehemently. " What, call you my
father you who so basely left your wife
to toil and your children tobegarry ! Nev
er 1 never ! Behold there my father,"
pointing to the agitated defendant, " there
is the man who watched over my infancy
who was the sharer of my childish
sports and the guardian of my inexperi
enced joulh. There is the man who
claims my affection and shares my home j
there is my fathtr. ' For yonder selfish
wretch, I know him no'. The best years
of his life have been spent in lawless free
dom from social ties ; let him seek else
where for the companions of his decrepi
tude, nor dare insult the ashes of my
mother by claiming the duties of kindred
from her deserted children."
She drew her veil hastily around her
as she spoke, and moved as if to with
" Gentleman," said Burr, " I have no
more to say. The words of the law are
expressed in the book before you ; the
words of truth you have heard from wo
man's pure lips ; it is for you to decide
according to the requisition of nature and
the decrees of justice."
I need not say thnt our decision was in
favor of the defendant, and the plaintiff
went forth followed by the contempt of
every honorable person who was present
at the trial.
Rkmaukaulb Escapf, from a LlVINO
Gkavk. The Cleveland Herald relates
ihe following narrow escape from a living
grave. A young German, recenlly mar
ried (o a handsome lady of very respecta
ble parentage, was taken suddenly ill Rt
his place of business last Friday. He
was placed in a carriage and taken to his
residence on "Erie street, where he laid in
grtat agony until Sunday, when the dis
ease 6o prostrated his physical powers
that he lay motionlet-s upon the bed, while
weeping friends surrounded the couch
To all appearance he was dead, and it was
so decided. Arrangements were about lo
be made for the interment, when the young
wife, feeling she could not give him up so
soon, insisted that the funeral be postponed
until Tuesday morning. To gratify the
woman thus brought so speedily lo mourn
the loss of her husband, the funeral was
posi poned. She spent most of the day
(Monday) in the room with the corpse,
and toward evening she noticed the hotly
moving. When she told this to Ler
Iriends ihey thought her demented, and
fur two hours they conversed with her to
divert her mind. At the end of the two
hours anoi her slight movt-ment was per
ceived by all ihe party. The f ceno which
followed can never be described. The
wife clung to ihe motionless form of her
husband, allernati-ly weeping and begging
of him to speak jut one word, while the
friends wept for joy, hastened for a physi
cian, alarmed ihe servants by thrir st'nge
conduct and presented a scene of confus
ion generally. When the physician ar
rived, the friends w-re assembled nbou
the living man, suggesting and applying
nil the restoratives ever heard or dreamed
of by any of the party, while the wile,
overwhelmed with jny, and completely
worn out with excessive excitement, had
swooned away, and was lying at the side
of her husband, in the same dealh-Iike
slillnesa lhat had embraced his iorra but a
few moments before. The physician took
the nrcessary steps to restore the woman
and lesusciate the man, which was speedi
ly acct-raplished in both cases, and, as we
write to-day, tbs woman is joyous and
happy, while the man thinks his escape
from a living grave one of the marked
features of his life.
bile Nationalist says that on the occasion
of the tecent firemen's eelcbratio in that
city the rout laid out for the procession
was chosen to avoid passing by any Unit
ed States flags, and tut fleet this, one of
the narrowest and least agreeable streets
in the city as picked out, as a part of
the course. Then the only colors allowed
in ihe decorations were led and white, Ihe
colors gymbo'izing lh Confederacy ; not
the smallest scrap of blue, even in the
form of a flower, wars tolerated. Th
ropes were covered wilb red and white
stripes. The battle flag, draped in black,
cariied in the procession, was a large silk
Confederate banner.
A divorce case at Chicago has the
queer feature that the defendant looks so
much like his twin brother, Ids partner in
business, that the lady herself is unable
to identify her husband, having been Sep
anted from him for some lime.
The artificial propagation af fash is
getting to be quite a business in Maine,
and is likely to be carried on still more ex-
teasivelv than now.
NO. 19.
Cholera Dwelling House Cellars.
Dr. Hall, who publishes and edits the
Journal of Health, one of the most sen
sible, practical and useful monthlies in
this country, devotes the whole of the
March number to an interesting article on
" Farmer's Houses," showing where they
should be built, and how they should be
built ; indicating certain conveniences to
be secured, and certain inconveniences to
be avoided, and pointing out all the essen
tials to health, comfort and contentment
One of the most interesting and useful
portions of thi? article is that devoted to
" Cellars in Dwelling Houses, which he
declares are oftentimes the sources from
hich those gases constantly ascend that
impregnate every room in the houses to
which they are attached with a vitiated
and unwholesome atmosphere.
He speaks of the habit prevalent
among housekeepers of making ' the cel
lars the summer and winter receptacle of
every variety of vegetables and fruits, as
well as of rubbish and kitchen offal, and
of all that is old and unseemly. He ad
vises a thorough examination and clean
ing of the cellars attached to every
house in which a slow and obscure disease
prevails among the members of the fami
ly. He says such cellars should be emptied
of every movable thing,' the .walls thor
oughly swept and washed, aired for a
week, and the form'-r whitewashed.
He cites the following remarkable in
stance of the efficacy of cleanliness pre
venting cholera with which we are now
threatened and of its attraction byun-
cleanliness. During a cholera summer
unusual efforts were made in Boston to
provide against it. The most stringent
and thorough hvgenic measures were tak
en. Reliable men were appointed to ex
amine every house from cellar to garret
and compel the removal of everything
which could have even a remote tendency
to invite the fearful scourge. The re
sults were admirable i there was not a
single case of cholera except in a very
restricted district in fact, one family on
ly was attacked.
A more special examination of the
house in which this family resided was
made, when, in a remote corner of the
cellar, a large pile of the accumulation of
bad house-keeping for years was found,
and this was in a state of putridity. On
its removal, and the most plentiful use of
the most powerful disinfectants, the dis
ease at once disappeared and did not re
turn. ' , .J' .. .
As the warm weather approaches we
may expect tli approach of cholera, and
should omit no reasonable precaution
against its prevalence. It costs but little
of time, trouble or money for each house
holder to clean and purify, bis premises.
Pharaoh's Serpents.
Inasmuch as these are being extensive
ly offered for sale, ami as, extensively
bought, it is our duty to caution, every
oe agaiust their poisonous nature, being
composed of the sulpho-cynnute of mer
cury which is a deatUy , poison. We Rre
at present making experiments of the
contents of them on some animals, which
we shall give the result of at a subsequent
period. . The following is the substance of
a communication read by Mr. Stephenson
Macadam, on their poisonous nature, be
fore the Pharmaceutical Society of Great
Britain, at their recent meeting in Edin
burgh : Ejsciaitiff,
"The chemical toy wh'cU is now sold
largely in many shops ia this city, at
prices ranging from M to Is each, is com
posed of a highly dangerous and poison
ous substance, called the sulpho-cyanide of
mercury. The nutterial is a double-headed
poisoned arrow, for it contains two
poisoned ingredients, viz.: mercury and
sulgibe-cyanide acid, either of which will
kill. Experiments have been made by
mu upon the lower animals, and I have
found that one-btalf of a sixpenny Phara
oh's Serpent is sufficient to poison a large-
sized rabbit in an hour and three-quarters.
A less dose also destroys life, but
takes longer ta do so. The toy, therefore,
is much too deadly to be regarded as
merely amusing; and seeing that it can
be purchased by every schoolboy, aud be
brought home to the nursery, it is rather
alarming to think that there is enough of
poison in one of the serpents to destroy
the life f several children. And the
more so, that the so-called Pharaoh's Ser
pent is covered with a bright tinfoiL and
much resembles ia outward appearance
piece of chocolate or comfit. I hope that
the rage for the Pharaoh's Serpents will
die out in Edinburgh without any disas
trous consequences, though such have oc
curred in other places ; but it certainly is
an anomaly in the law of the kingdom
that a grain of arsenic cannot be purchas
ed except under proper restrictions, and
that such articles as Pharaoh's Serpents,
containing as deadly a poison, may be
sold in any quantity, and be purchased by
any schoolboy or child."
By the substitute of an f " foe an
" 1 " a paragraph was made to say that
Rev.' Mr. has received a calf, from
Maine to be settled en a Congregational
church in Portland, with a salary of
The Lingering B4r .
Battle r -M
fcogM A-PryorToTV-,, u ,i
pis, has taken a ride t, -Shiloh,
and contributes w,. .
and some horrible fact ,
He says :
"The whole face of . ,y
tween Corinth and Pitti r; J
scarred, scratched and o nKl
most indelible traces of (.'
Lines of earthworks ar i Inn
acron all the thousand s" . ss
looe chimneys, burnt and him' '
, viri.-
and heaps of rubbish, whr- r n,
smiling homesteads ; wh, 1 (. . r
or " barked" and kad 1 f t
camping soldiery, to I !.o ti..
comfortable with bark i ,
stores, and out-houses in , t" i
dilapidation and decays f 1
and untended, are rapid!
again these are some
of the fierce struggle.
. " The war during its pv-
ed many horrible aspects,
t. f ; "
riblo as this 1 '. I saw whe a ( "
Confederate dead had bee a m ' ow
their shallow coverings--! riv-not cV.l
them craves their flesl. i vm, u)
hozs. and their bones lvin ' it 1
broken and trampled upoi n "i.-.-x'ion.
It transcends anyt v i1 ' 1
civilized history ; it almas t-i-. i- ' '
lief.. I was told by som ,r ' i '' i"
residing near, that the ho. tcu no toiig in
this way, upon human carrion, that the
pork became so offensive it could not be
eaten ; and to this day, some of the ladies
informed me, they dare not touch any
hog's meat killed in that vicinity; they
felt or were afraid that they would be
guilty of cannibalism to do so.
In one place, about 300 yards south of
the church, on the-Rhea place, I saw .
where a large number (supposed to be
150 at least) of Confederates hud been
tumbled into a gully and covered up with
a thin layer of dirt. The washing rain
and the hogs, together, have exposed the
bones here most sadly. Many of the
bones are broken and shattered to pieces,
evidently since they were unearthed.
All the other scattered gi-aves of the Con
federates, where they were covered. up by
ones, twos, Ihiecs, and so on, up to dozens
in a place, over the whole field, are in the
same miserable condition. In but 'tone
place did I see a Confederate grave that
had not been rooted up by the hogs.
That was on the extreme left, where, as
Mr. Hargraves informed me, there are
nearly SCO of each side buried in parallel
trenches. ' "
Generally, the Federal dead, ns at
Corinth, were buried at the proper depth,
with head and foot boards, inscribed with
names, companies, regiments, Sto-, Many
of these head and foot boarchv however,
have been, destroyed t defaced by ihe
annual fires which burn off Ihe grass and
leaves of these woods. I saw but one
Federal burial tremh where the hogs had
upturned the bones and that but slightly.
They are generally buried too deep J'or
that, and in some places their graves are
enclosed in fences made of logs or rails.
At the Confederate gully-grave', and at
all the Confederate, graves or rather,
places where the Confederate dead were
slightly covered up on the ground where
they fell, skulls, thigh, hip, and leg bones,
ribs, vertebra!, etc., etc., lie scattered
round in all directions. In one place, I
saw , where two Confederates., had been
covered up in the middle of the rood; in
another, where one had been pitched info
a deep rut or hole,madu by wagon wheels
at the roadside, and so covered. In still
another, I saw where two Confederates
had been placed between standing trees,
and then covered up. . And in still other
places, they were thrown by the side of
logs (ns at Corinth) and only half covered
up. In all these places the bones were more,
or less exposed. , , .
Editing a Papkb. The following
summing up of the pica.-urea of editorial
life is from the columns of the Charlotte
ville Chronicle :
Editing a paper is a very pleasant bus-,
If it contains too much political matter,,
people won't have it.
If ihe type is too large, it don't contain,
enough reading matter.
If the type is small, people woa't read ;
If we publish telegraph reports, the
people say they are lies. .,
If we omit them, they say we have no .
enterprise or suppress thera for. political
effect. ... .......
If we have a few jokes, people say we
are a rattlehead.
If we omit them, they say we are an
old fossil. - ' '
Tf ... 1. 1 - t. : - i
xi ww puuiiou ui igiutu uiruier, tuey curse -n.
tVir tint irivinrv s.plwt;,ui.-
If we publish selections men say we
are lazy tor not writing more, and giving
them what they have not read in some
other paper. .
If we give a man a complimentary no
tice, then we are censured for being par
tial. . . , ,. ' ...
Tf VA lift rnif f hnn all Yinmta uv ttiat
we are a greedy hog. '
- If we insert an article that pleases the
ladies, men become jealous. .. .
If we do not cater to their wishes, the
paper is not fit to have in the house.
If we attend church, they say it is only
for effect.
If we don't they pronounce us as deceit
ful and desperately wicked. , . '
If we remain in the office and attend to
business, folks say that we are too proud
to mingle with our fellows.
If we go out, they say that we never
attend to onr business.
If we publish poetry, we effect senti
mentalism., : . .
If we do not, we have no literary polish
or taste. r ,
t era jm Ul'Tf.-ULNS II ILLY ER, Pr.prietors.
rf I '2-ly pT ptwf. New York.
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