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ISSUED SIMULTANEOUSLY AT MONTPI3LII2R,. NORTH FIELD, WATERBURY, &C.
HY K. P. WALTON, JR.
FRIDAY, .TUNE 10, 1854.
VOL. XLVIir, NO. 2!).:....AVIIOLE NO. 24S7.
4 .
tiermont
State
'10iitrljiiinu.?tiilf3oiiriinl.
I'unr.isiir.D nvnity ntiuAV mop.nino.
TBRM3. Jl Meirh Inadvaoee 47,00 If pnymitt
t not made Iq advene, j Inte teat alwaya charged from
the end of tli year
Annaied la a Hit of agent td recalve aub.erlpllona
adverlrenrtali and communication!, atiil acknowledge,
payment for the eatne.
Itakanh'M, J. N.IU.MIiP.OV,
llrookBald,!". II. SMITH,
Oebot, C. V. HIlOW.N,
llaavllle, CII Alll.CS i. DANA,
I'.lmoia, f.n iTOTT,
lljatepatk, EllWAHU II. CA V VBR,
Jolmpon, 0. W. SCOTT,
Maraliltald.n. II. riTNAJI,
MeiiieTilla, J. C. ttUYHX,
AllJ.llt.fi, JWt!)', JOIINHO.V, Jr.
NorthfiVId, It SMITH,
l)t, CARLOS CAHTHNTIlul
I'lehifinlit, A. T. IIANOBOIT,
Hmul, ll.rdwlek,0.flliPMAN,
Hawe, JOPKPII (.'. IIAV.MOMI,
BliaRotd, WILLI M ROLLINS,
(loutli Strafford, II VNIHI. W. JUIIII,
Taaoifclfa, A AttON .V. KINO,
U'all.fllM 4lJJtln,OllNnnHMmi1
Werfn, PR .NKUS A. WMOIIT,
Wa1-rhery anil IlutSgry,
Wtlttaeiaiown, IIAUIU! Pllllin,
Weri-ttler. JDNAi" ADBOTT.
Ulnilroniin.
1854 Vl. (Vnlral Itnilrond. 1851
iVoi lltci'ii V Wrstrrii, IC t i llslt ami
lulled Mutes rtXn il Iconic.
ON aift aft. r Jon 3, 195 1, PeManger Trains trill
1MB e iullews t
Going North and West.
I.UAMl miM'ON al 7 1-8 A. iFaehlez Ilor.
llMIM al S-l aad Reoa.'a Cutat .1 7 I-. Jl., Mom
real at 9, awl Oad.n..urtl, at 1 1 I S r. l.
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ladgtfal tlealiie.Vftr Vl. and airlift at lluilinglen at
.4f A Jl ,bim I'met , Meatreal al 10, a. m. and
OffoMfcafia al I P. M.i.oi ...
AI.,LKVBMu.M'l'KI.IBSa4 15 Tll.t.ll.,
Going East anil South.
t.SAVF.ROt E'.' POINT . A M.eed3tr. 7 r.M.,
ia aannartion Willi 1 i. rmm Mu va.il ana Ogrt.
bavfti. aad arrivir- in IL..ton n .e York 'I II LS
rtAah IIW.i.i .(.. I M ii.ii, .ndilH-.eaiaai,
by the S t ' 7 P. w tr ix,
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aad Pair.t r..R,rri 11 mims the rfc.oiplaia
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Kimball, Vfft'.l, llri '.ir 3 i" I, .1 ine Ticket I 'trie-,
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W, llakiH. HUlton Afrat, Moalvallaf.
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British & US. MAIL ROUTE,
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hmt . ajal Nd-a u, k.
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ttttpiMM.hHr ih- f,pluUol New IIuifhirM and
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,Ht tee 13. 1851, un-fM Norih If tlettun it
7.4ft A. J IV U -PMotii at 10 30 A. M. and
3 f M Taia rtitith ( hii Kiei J vi net ion
Ml 7,14 A. U a.n-1 lIU i. M. tmh rtlrf Cfi
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II, Ul. iil"i. rM)HMiull t Vwrertff, 'ioti
a4intfnfritjif i Ufia tid n i thm amlf route
from I kin Ofdttit'ui.l' ' Muulrfil l(plaby which
a-'raifftat a ta la i-ari-K t itimui ctmnitnij en.
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BAILROaJD.
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Um aatliltiUl lld.t(1 Ol L'aW
1853. Fallti t inter Ar- 1833.
nn.fnuiil.
Hbmlt antl Hi'hriti tz MH Lit fiow )(.
Htattjurgb. 'ttt-al, Kt.uati'tt i'oio', Pumburjb !
HafliBdl'ort luTrm , May and aN w Ywitv,
via Rutland and Eagle Bridge,
a oitMoUHi with IUHa4 mm4 II ilialM,nd llutl
on llMtr Km1i4m.
PM-ateer ihi roata mj rvlf rpa makin( all
thare-ftaMwttbUM' ailfoiaa Uaadt, at aJteiltted.
Tbie le iM'Tl or MRvetli Matgei ear.
witbcrrf4tK thiuiitb lrm MoaliOl tuw Ywrk
lit 4tJay-
NO riMNOG or CARS,
Oaadurlttri ar llattca Ua.iara brlMaau Kbtl.lidand
Tny r Araaoy.
PIKHT TKAIN I HarllaflM9.IS A. M.
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ledo, Datruit, l.'ineliiluH. biraao, and all Ilia Wea
tarnrllif.,lui aaW at Ihn oaVa 'd Ue KuttatU aad
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Itiillini! KlilMiid.
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Vurk.
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THiK II. CA.SYIUI.II, 8p.
Ilmllettan. Na.. 1653. M'.'l
nrtrij.
The Old Door-Stone.
A imi, a aoaf lar Ida nil doorleae,
To ateiy buu.WU datr
That ballaatd aaMt wbtre Joja aoil iriaftf,
Weia aliaiail fut io4ay yrat.
Wbea auk Ilia tuo to IU dill; tail,
Whcoibr wililaird tunj waa o'ar,
Wbrullia Uiil.uJc.ia vl tha p.nirj .t.j
Aaouyad tba taall noraoiai
Tban oo Ibat lavad aad llina aura ajiot
t ulblad una by orf ,
Aad tpent tba aoalal lwili(bl bur
Upua tba ubl door alona.
How awaat to ma do luoinorlaa eonia
Ol inarrytblldlaioi'a boon,
Wbau wa .pod bl'tbaly Ibrauth tba fialda
I a aaarch f buddmff flu.arai
Or Sltbetrd belllra fiain tha bulb,
Or brudiaf f racuwoud trea,
Of cbaavd tha 1 (bt.wioxad bbtleidy,
Wilb pealia; about) it la t
Tba fnalK'l bour la aiaaiory'a book.
Waa f Bt at att of aun,
Sly vraary baaj ou ra.lbat'a kna,
Upou tba old dour atooa.
'J bat niotbrt. f.ca.lhat motbar'a Turra,
Ara graven ou my heart,
And or litVa biliaat momoilca
Tbay foim tba doartit pait
Her roooacliaod ia.truetiooa lraa.
Of fnondkbin, lava, aud truth,
llara Uan ray guardlaaa and aiy (U Idea,
Through all tha weya of yuuihj
Abd yet I aeaui to baar agaia
Each lovf d tad treaiuied tona,
ViTUa 1 la lofjory kit roa down
Upoa Iba old door fUioa,
lrg yaark bava piaiatl aioea mothar dlad,
Yatlba I. a lib me .till,
U'halbar a loibir la tba file,
Or wanderer oa the hill
Still wtlh uie al my moralog care,
Or eTeoiag'a utct real.
The gutrduo aagal by rny aide,
The klndftt ind thfl txt
A mntlier n w, I often airlta
To ctlch her ItiousM and ton.
For Uim who clutter found my kcie,
Vpnn mj own door iton.
And ffl benith lhoa clatter. n T.nct
lltvo kindred plri nift,
And hot j wurdt hreithed eofilj I her 8
Vwi all arihrokeo jet
And rrieniltl.lp formed, mi pltnn deviled,
And kind I j pledgee fir'-i,
And eweet comoialone there hef un,
Far-retehlfi loto Heaven t
Oh 1 Ihoee whii met. In lete, Unj jfletM
In life' wMc ptthi ar Ihrt'wo,
Vet fniny turn with tamjjlrtjj heart
Hack to I he old dncMlone.
Yetre. teari tiaea llownilftca thoet bright 4jtt
And all tho worfd It cfcaned.
And ectme whufored mint kltidljr then
Are hj the world etun(fJ
Fomfund hetrtt, loo, then Tall of joe,
Atfl co'd and itill Ihle dey t
Foreaken plini and withered lio,et
Lie etrewn o'er all the wi,
At A itianeett feet tretwl ltite old hall
Where pattered onea our own,
Ana" ipead the ptaeaMt twttla.ht hour
Upon the old dmr-lnv,
TheoUdopr-atotie, the 4latrrtfi tine,
On Tmnyihiff lor remilo
And mat th liounKl (wimI that, left
Meet there) but onre again ;
.Meet, net to weep o r pleat urea patt,
Or eanraia Joye to evun
Mr et to terive the trd vee ,
Ones renlred In that borne.
A brother and a titter tleep,
Our purenta both are gone )
Oh ! it w uld be a aattdeoed Iwur
Upon that old d(Hi'te. h'runtt ti. Otgr.
JttiBrfllmifflun.
How to Treat Mental Hallucin
ation.
nv A PHYSICIAN.
In April, IS3S, I was called to at
tend tho wife of my old friend, Col.
Delaware, in London, under some
very peculiar circumstances.
I am one of those who believe
that a proportion of the maladies that
airect humanity may be traced to
montal causes; mid to watch for
signs of these, and remove them if
possible, is a pnrt of my system ;
und as I have been rather more than
usually fortunate, I still think my
views arc correct. In this case, I
could not divest myself of the im
pression that the fair lady's disease
owed a little to fancy.
The firnt glance showed mo that
there was real cause for anxiety ;
indeed, I could hardly believe the
attenuated form before me was that
of one, who but a few short weeks
before, had been so blooming a
young woman. She was lyii'g on
a sofa; her magnificent Spanish
eyes were slightly sunken, and sur
rounded by a dark circlo, sure indi
cation of extiemo languor; sho had
lost that deep color, so beautiful
when u inniitlus ou llio cIicok ol a
dark eyed lieauty ; her cheek was
now (icrfcclly pajo, of a wan, ivory
mictions ; her hands, through tho
fine skin of which tho bluo veins
wore fearfully apparent, hung list
lessly, and seemed almost transpa
rent ; tho roundness and embonpoint
that made her figure one of tho
most perfect that can lie imagined,
1 1 ml disappeared ; yot alio was, as
usual, clogautly, almost artistically
dressed, and every possible clfott
had been made to conceal the rava
ges illness had made upon hor beau
ty, luvcu her beautiful long curls
had been arranged so as to hide as
far as possible the extreme emacia
tion of her throat and nock. 1 re
cognized in all this a moral detcrm
inaiion to resist increasing illness,
which 1 hud found to bo a bad sign ;
altogether I was aiufiilly surprised
at her appearance.
It whs not, however, until she
hail exacted n promise from mo not
to communicate it to her husband,
that she would tell mo the secret of
her uncomfortable malady.
I readily gave the required prom
ise, which, indped, cost mo nothing,
for I have invariably found, in all
anxious aud trying cases, husbands
and mothers prove very trouble
some confidants.
Mrs. Delaware then related the
following circumstances :
A month previously sho awoke
rather earlier than usual, and not
wishing to rise immediately, passed
an hour in reading letters on animal
Magnetism. She thou laid tliobook
aside and fell asleep; she was arou
sed Irom her slumbers by her bed
room door oiKMiinif, tlio rliwl' on tho
matitlcpiece striking ten at the same
moment, and two men in black en
tered. Astonishment kept her si
lent, as they advanced to the table
in tho centre of the room.
One. an old man, kept his lint on,
and leaning one hand (in which ho
held a rulo nnd pencil) on tho table,
turned around to address his com
panion, who, hat in hand, appeared
to bo deferentially awaiting his or
ders, which consisted in minute di
rections respecting the making of a
coilin the length, breadth, thick
ness, lining, etc., being all accurate
ly described. When ho ceased
speaking, his subordinate asked what
the inscription was to bo. Tho old
man replied, speaking slowly and
impressively
"Clara Delaware, aged 21, do
ceased at midnight on the 10th of
April, 1838."
At these words, both, for tho first
time, looked earnestly at Clara, and
slowly loft tho room. Shaking oil"
in somo degreo tho spell that had
hitherto bound her, she rang her
bell, and her maid immediately an
swering her summons, she found, to
add to her consternation, that this
maid had been sitting, for tho last
three hours, in the room through
which these men must havo passed.
Finding, on further investigation,
that no ono in the house had seen
her lugubrious visitors, sho gave
herself up to supernatural terror;
and, conceiving that she had receiv
ed a warning that she was to die at
midnight on the 10th of April, 1S3S,
sho had lost her appetite aud sleep,
and was, in fact, fast sinking under
the impression that tho hour indica
ted was fated to be her last.
At first, I was quite rejoiced to
find it was not worse ; and rub
bing my hands with even more ap
parent glee than I really felt, I ask
ed her how she could possibly havo
allowed an uneasy dream, engend
ered, no doubt, by tho mystic na
ture of the book sho had been read
ing, to disturb her so much, adding
a few jesting observations ; but the
mournful expression of her counte
nance checked me, and, al last, tak
ing it up seriously, I endeavored,
by evory argument that suggested
itself to me, calling in the aid ol re
ligion, philosophy and common
sense, to demolish tho monster her
imagination had raised. Inain. 1
could not Hatter myself that even
for a moment her belief wavered.
When I rose to dep-irt, which I
did; promising myself to return a
gaiu and again, when I had consid
ered the case a little, she gave mo a
letter, scaled with black, to deliver
to her husband after death. Itcilec
lion added considerably to thn tinea
sincss I already felt. I saw in her
altered form what dire havoc imag
ination had already made ; and when
the extreme uorvou susceptibility
of hor systom was considered, there
was but too much reason to appro
hend tho very worst might hapjieii,
unless her mind could be relieved
from tho presont state of painful
tension by somo most satisfactory
and conclusive means. Telling her
husbnid his wife required amuse
ment and change, nnd requesting
him to procure her daily some fiiend
ly society, so that she could bo as
little alone as possible, I paid her
myself long and frequent visits. All
my (.pare moments I employed in
searching books for anecdotes and
arguments which I trusted might
prove tuoro convincing than my
own.
Often in the night I congratulat
ed myself on having found some
now light wherein to piacc it, that
would at once satisfy her. fatill in
in ; all my olforts failed in chang
ing into hesitation the firm, fixed
belief, so clearly to be read in her
calm, mournful eyes. My prescrip
tions failed equally in improving her
bodily health. I saw her waste al
most as I watched her; I felt her
pulse glow slower ami wouiur on.
tW my fingers, and the fatal night
was fearfully near at hand, iiy anx
iety rose almost to agony indeed, I
am persuaded that a fortnight of
such sufl'oriug would have finished
the doctor as well a. tho patient.
.VII imaginary expedients I thought
of and rejectod among others that
of bribing two men to come for
ward and confess thoy had entered
her apartment and acted the warn
ing scene for a lark or wager ; but
as she told me their featuies were
indelibly impressed upon her mind,
I abandoned that.
The scheino on which I paused
tho longest, was that of giving her
on tho fatal night, a dose of lauda
num, so that sho should sloop over
tho dreaded hour: but her nit-
idly increasing weakess obliged uie
to relinquish that as dangerous ; nnd
tho nearer the day approached, tho
more obvious it became that her
constitution would not stand opium.
I asked the opinion of several of
the most eminent men of tho day ;
but (as I could not introduce any
of thorn to her without at once pro
ng to her how ill I thought her,
and which would have had the most
lUastrous effect,) without seeing
her and understanding her tempera
ment, they coulduot conceive her
danger, and thought sho would get
over it with a fright. Thrown thus on
mv own resources, with the life of
this young creature, a wife and mo
ther, dopending on the wisdom of
my treatment, I neglected most of
my patients to devoto myself to her,
and spent all my evenings with her
and husband. Her manners were
always most winning, but became
rlnily mnro so ; ulio ofioke to lie nil
with such an affectionate expression, I
it appeared almost as though she
thought to secure our lovo for her
memory, when sho herself should
bo summoned away.
On the evening of tho 9th of A
pril, the evening but ono before the
dread niglit, sho was suddenly seiz
ed with a violent fit of hysterics,
succeeded by fainting fits. Col.
Delaware, who for some time past
had, with tho usual blindness of af
fection, imagined that his wife was
recovering, now, for the first time,
as he knelt by the side of tho bed
to which ho had carried her, percei
ved partly tho imminonco of hcj dan
ger. I cheered him, poor fellow, as
much as possible, and on seeing
Mrs. Delaware comparatively restor
ed, 1 returned homo ; and after a
night of most anxious consideration
as to tho means of getting my pa
tient over tho dreaded midnight
hour, the remembrance of a play I
had seen when a boy, flashed upon
my mind, and l instantly detornun
ed to adopt the old stage trick of
cnougiiig mo clocks. Mv man.
though it presented somo difficul
ties, was soon arranged in my mind,
and I began for tho first time for
several days to entertain hope.
Tho next evening I confided to
tho Colonel that his wifo had a fix
cd idea that on tho following nicht
she would havo an attack, similar
to the one she had just recovered
from, which would ho tlio crisis of
her malady ; that I myself thought
it not improbable tho excited stato
of her nerves might actually pro
duce Avhat she dreaded, and I there
fore wished to save her constitution
that shock, by putting all vlics clocks
and watches ono hour behild the re
al time on the following day.
He pledged himself to follow my
directions most faithfully, anl prom
ised tin most inviolable secrecy.
Tho servants were made acquainted
with just sufficient to ensure their
co-operation ; and as they were sin
cerely attached to iheir young mis
tress, full reliance could be jlaccd
ou their faithful execution of die or
ders entrusted to them.
The morning of the eventful'
10th was, fortunately, as hrilliiut a
day as can well be conceived ; oieii
smokv London became nhiost
bright, and all things seemed toorf
lilt m the coming spring. I vismjl
my patient in the morning, aid
found her, as 1 expected, wealtir
aud lowor than the preceding ca
ning. I peremptorily ordered c;r
riage exercises ; nud, as she nlwas
yielcd to my suggestions, it wasscp
tied that at three o'clock hor liust,
band should accompany her in'f
short country drive.
While sho was attiring for thi
purpose, her maid was awkward en
ough to break the chain to whietj
her watch was attached, (being pro-,
vided by mo with the means to di
it,) and the watch was obliged t
be left at home. During her al)
sonco every clock and watch in tin
house was put back ono hour ; aid
I succeeded in getting the churci
clock in their immediate vicinity n
tarded that time. I will not recourej
tho difficulties I mot with inaccotr-'
plishing that part of my plan, nir
the pompous refusals with whici,
my earnest entreaties were first met;
how the dignity of the parochitl
powers gradually softened into hu
manity when told that a member o."
Parliament would not only feol doc
ly indebted to them, but make a lib-
crrd donation to their parochial
funds. On re-entering her apart
ment, poor Clara eagerly resumed
her watch, the damage having been
repaired during her absence, and
anxiously compared it with the
clock on the chinincypiecc the
hour both indicated was five. She
also found on her table two notos
from her two most intimate friends,
inviting themselves to dino with hor
at six alias sovon in couscuueure
of my having paid them a visit that
morning, when confidiuii thootiiito-
riretiCGc i- iticiu, i taught tliuiri
thoir parts.
Ono was a Mrs. AVakofield, who
had been the instructress of Mrs.
Delaware's youth, and was still re
garded by her witltsiuoero affec
tion ; sho was. a calm, solf-possos-sed
person, of encouraging and ma
ternal manners.
The other was an old maid, a
Miss Holman, tho most agreeable
plain woman I over know, full of
drollery and anecdote, but hiding la
strong mind and excellent heart un
der a light, careless, gay address.j
Sho had also known our inva id
from her birth, and n strong friei l
ship existed between them. I hal,
of course, invited myself to the n j
mcutous dinner of my own nrrai
ing ; nnd moreover, had reqncsud
Col. Delaware to bring homo to din
ner, apparently by accident, the ItfV.
Wilfred Anderson, on old friend of
tho family, and a bright example of
all a Christian pastor ought tolbe.
There was on expression in hisfoo
nign and reverend countenance of
such complete' internrtl convicyon
of the nature of his profession, Ind
the truths ho was called upon tj in
culcate, that inspired at onco confi
dence and affection ; and yet the
unbeliever and tho scoffer inuria
bly shrunk from his calm, clear aze.
I had not forgotten to pay h n a
visit in my morning rounds, aid I
could not but hopo tho preseito of
sucn a man, tlio typo ot all tint is
most cheering and consoling it our
religion, would not bo without its
effect upon our poor sinking Imstcss.
When wo had descended to tho
iliiting room which Mrs. Delaware1
reached with less difficulty than I
apprehended when I saw her in
tho full blazo of light, all roy ter- i
:.. .1 .i o i...'
iuib, lit auiiiu uugreu miiuiiiuiuu uy
the active exertions I had been ma
king all day, returned full upon nc.
It was not only that sho was wts(-
cd and pale, but her eyes, dravii
back into her head, had a most pan
ful expression ; her lips were o, a
purple tinge, and nervous twitcles
passed frequently over her face. I
glanced arouhd to see if her frieiils
wero all conducting themselves as
cording to orders, and observing a
slight contraction in tho features af
the old maid, I frowned on he ;
and she, immediately taking lio
hint, with great self command nt
tlcd off story after story, and ion
mot, until even a sort of half snilo
stole over poor Clara's face. A nosl
painful smile it was, and nearly in
manned her husband, ignorant asho
was of tho worst ; a severo Iiok
brought him into subjection agon.
.1 shall never forget that dinner
All ate and drank but tlio liosteis ;
but I truly believe not one of fie
party knew what they ale, and let
littlo of what they said. Wo all kll
it was a tiling to be got over, na
many were tho anxious- glances turn
ed towards the object of our solici
tude, who, unconscious that so many
loving eyes wero fearfully, though
covertly, watch.ng, kept continually
glancing at the clock, and often
compared il with tier watch. I not-
iced that each time the clock struck !
Iter agitation increased, nnd this bo-
came worse as the cvenitur advan
ced. i line fcii-piavmL' orcau in
the room, which everybody request
ed to hear nuain, nided my efforts to
protract tlio dinner as long ns possi
ble ; so that when wo rose it was
half-past eight really half-past
nine.
Mr. Aldorson had requested that
we might accompany tho ladies soon
niter dinner, and not remain nt table
after their departure; Miss Holman
playfully entreated that instead of
repairing to that, we permitted, an a
great indulgence to spend the even
ing in Mrs. Deltvare's pretty boudoir ;
ind ns wo all joined in the request,
it was ngreed to, und we accordingly
repaired there. I bad been anxious
lo compass this little arrangement,
because should it be needful to con
ey my patient to bed, as her bou
dir opened out nf her bed room, it
wo'ild bo more convenient.
c.rrcely wero wo established,
homver, ivlien n little circumstance
ore rrcd, which I fell most indignant
will myself for not having foreseen,
tlimgh I scarcely know how I could
hav prevented it. Little Cecil was
broi Ljlit to receive Ins parent's Inst
Kissi for the day. Those who can
for ii. mi v conception what si mother's
feelings would bo on beholding for a
last time an only and idolized child,
will easily fancv with what convul
sive despair poor Clara strained her
boy to her heart ; those who cannot,
uill not be rendered more feeling by
any description I could give. I may
say that we nil endured martyrdom
while this lasted ; no one could
speak, and all bowed their heads to
conceal the emotion their utmost ef
forts could not entirely repress. At
last 1 motioned to the maid to take
the child nway ; and making u diver
sion by calling on Colonel Delaware
to help me bring forward the sofa, I
insisted on my patient placing her
self iliercon, and seated myself be
side her ; and consulting her pulse
from time to lime, tried to draw her
into conversation.
Malf-past nine, and actually half
past, ten, imis now reached ; another
droMtlful hour nnd a half to drng
over. Tea was brought, and the
conversation became inure easy ; but
my aniiely was becoming almost in
tolerable. Clara was fast becoming
worse ;t every stroke of tlio clock
seemed to bear oft" some ol" her re
maining vitality ; ncr iiauu, some
times burning, had become cold as
ecftlh.
Tun, nnd half-past tun, passed
over, and now iho dreaded moment
for us not her was approached.
Clenching my hand so thai the nails
enisled tho flesh, and biting my lips
nil the blood rati down, I awuiicd the
.irsi stroke ol the real midnight hour.
It passed ; how great was the relief.
Ho who had ruad the lieiuts of Ihose
proncnt alone can tell. Kvery coun-
iciiaiicc began to brighten, every
voice began to lose its constrained
lone, as the passing minutes made
assurance doubly sure. Still I trem
bled for Clarj.
I bad intended to wait the half
hour before I announced to her that
her supposed prophecy was false ;
but when it reached a quarter past,
sins became so much worse short
spasms contiactcd her features, and
her whole face nssinned a violet hue,
llint, apprehending that sho unuld
fall into convulsions, I dared no
longer tlclny the announcement ; so,
rising from my place, I advanced to
the table, mid striking it loud enough
to attract Clara's attention, 1 ex
claimed " Colonel, go and embrace your
wife she is saved. With one word
I can clTecl an instant cute.''
All rose at my words, nud Clara
fixed upon me a goze of wonder and
incredulity.
"Yes," I continued, I hereby
proclaim tho vision which announced
to Mrs. Delaware that she was to
die this niglit ut twelve o'clock, to j
be a fuse and lying one ; because at
Jiis moment 'she is living before us,
ind it is twenty minutes past twelve."
" You mistake, doctor, it is only
eleven, not twelve," said she, as de
spair seemed nyuin settling on her
countenance.
" It is pusl twelve, I assure you.
Pardon us, my dear Mrs. Delaware,
but finding all reason powerless,
your friends and I have put back one
hour every watch and clock on which
your eyes rested."
I could now perceive a faint
gleam of hopo in her eyes as sho
breathlessly said, "but tho church
clock I counted eleven not half uu
hour since,"
" Ah," I replied, " that will bo bad
business for tho Colonel; not less
than a hundred pounds presented to
tlio parish will be deemed sufficient
recompense by the high and mighty
dignitaries of iho parish. In half an
hour wo shall havo tho pleasure of
hearing it chime one. Poor midnight
has luien tatoocd for the quarter to
night." I then produced a second watch,
with which I had provided myself, in
dicating tho true time, nud also a
noto from one of tho church ward
ens to the Colonel, expressing tho
satisfaction felt by himself ami col
leagues at being able to servo so dis
tinguished a parishioner. Her friends
and husband crowded round ier,
each multiplying proof of tho truth.
Hiding her face in her hands, she
hastily rose and left the apartment.
We all felt that she had gone to her
child, and, at my request, no ono had
followed her. She returned in a
minute, with a face radiant with
smiles and tears, from which nil sad
traces were rapidly disappearing J
'-...I ..(r.Al!nnnl..lil mill .n.oi nr. MO 111
Ulltl, Hlli:illWIIUIt;i J l!llllll.O.?lll . i.
dividually in a few sweet words, cx
pressed hcrgratittdc,aud, I nut proud
to say, she had the most nnd sweotesi
words for her old friend, tho doctor.
Her hiisband.nlmost paralyzed by the
sudden knowledge he had obtained
of tlio imagined risk, seemed, soldier
as lie was, quite overcome ; aud it
was well lor us all when tho venera
ble pastor, calling us all nrruiiid, nd
drcssed a short prayer to Him whose
merciful aid had been so frequently
though silently implored during tho
last few hours.
I then resumed my medical capac
ity ; and us uc hail nil so indifferent
ly (lined, I prescribed n supper, which
was immediately assented "to ; but
Mrs. Delaware feared we might not
faro, bo well ns she could wish, the
servants not having been warned.
Hogging her bo perfectly easy on
that head, ns I had taken the liberty
to order the supper two days previ
ously, the bell wus rang for it, ami a
mote joyous party never, I am sure,
sat down lo enjoy themselves.
Clara ulu the wing of n chicken, und
her bloom appeared ropidly return
ing. We kept it up right merrily un
til p.;ist three ; und, remaining be
hind the last, 1 stopped the thanks
she hinged lo give uie, by pointing
out the sin of indulging the imagina
tion too much, showing her she had
allowed a foolish dream to bring her
within on inch of the grave nnd
bidding her good niglit, I too, joyful
ly departed.
In a few days she was perfectly
well, and has never had a similar vis
ionary attack. I have related this
short incident to show my young
successors that complaints arising
from mental causes two the best com
batted by the mind itself a power
ful organ of cure, too little thought
of in these days ol whimsical reme
dies and uouderlul discoveries.
Gambling at Wiesbaden.
Iiien.eus, Rev. S. I. Prime, in a
loiter to the ;V. Y. Observer, from
Germany, gives a sketch of Wies
baden, the celebrated watering place,
including tho following account of
the Kursaal, ono of tho greatest
gambling establishments on the con
tinent :
And now, let us drop in nl tho
Kursaal, a long and imposing build
ing ou one side of tho square, whilo
eolonades lino the other two sides
with all maimer of shops for the dis
play of fancy articles lor onlo. This
Kursaaris the temple of Wiesba
den, the greatest gambling house in
Germany; and having something
of a national establishment charac
ter about it. With that strange hue
very common fallacy by which gov
ernments, as well ns individuals, of
ten deceive themselves into tho
belief that what cannot bo prevent
ed must bo licensed in order to reg
ulate it. the government sells a li
cense to a company to set up gamb
ling tables hero, and a handsome rev
enue is indeed secured to tho Grand
Duke by tho oeration. The com
pany pay to the government $25,
000 a year for the license, and bo
sides tli is they nre obliged to lay out
a largo sum in keeping tho house
and grounds in order. Will you
walk in ?
" What, into a gambling house?"
" Why, every body seems to bo
going in, and it is now about time
to dine; this is the great eating
houso of the place."
Well, lot us go and see what is
going on. In tho dining-rootns, or,
if you profcr to cat under tho shado
of tho great trec behind, you may
order a dinner of a dozen different
dishes, which would cost you about
as many pence as you would pay of
shillings for such a dinner in Lou
don. Theso two magnificent sa
loons arc twice a week the scene of
gay balls, where princes and nobles
and commons minglo in the merriest
dances in which Germans
ever en
gage, with a sprinkling of French
and English, with titles and with
out. Hut now these halls are silent,
though hundreds of men and wo
men aro in them. Thoy nro all
crowded around n largo tablo, one ill
tho centre of each room. Not a
word is heard. On tho sofas around
tho wall, a fow listless loungers aro
sitting, but the rest aro standing nt
tho tables, whilo perhaps twonty aro
scattered. None may sit down ox
copt thoso who play. Tho gamo is
rouge-et-noir. Tho manager at the
tablo where wo aro standing, sits by
a wheel ; the players placo their mo
ney, as much as thoy please, but
not less than a dollar, on whatovor
color or number thoy choose ; tho
wheel is whirled, a littlo ball flics
out aud fulls upon a number ; tho
manager announces it, and tho fato
of each player is instantly decided,
Somo havo won, somo havo lost,
more of tho latter than tho former
of courso, for the bank must win in
the long run, or it could not pay
tho great sum demanded for tho li
cense, and mako fortunes for the
managers besides. I am intensely
interested in studying tho game und
tho company. Hero just in front of
mo U a genteel looking man, with
red moustache mid clear white skin,
rather too much dressed to bo a gen
tleman ; ho is playing high. Not
with silver: ho never lays down
less than a Napoleon, and often five,
aud sometimes moro of them at once.
He wins evory timo ; and thrusting
out his little wooden scraper, draws
in his double pile, and adds to it the
heap ut his side. He loses, this time:
he plays but a single coin tho next,
loses that, and rises at once from his
scat ami leaves the house. Tho man
never plays when ho thinks luck
is turning against him. The next
ono to him on tho same side of tho
tablo seems to bo a fixture. But ho
docs not play always. His doctrine
of chances must be a secret, and he
watches the game as if he could
tell just when tho right timo comes
to venture his silver, for he never
risks gold. For an hour ho has
made no gains, but ho is hoping to
do better, and scorns to bo very suro
that ho will beciti to win soon, for
lie has been losing so long the tide
must change.
You never saw ladies in a gam
bling house, did you ? There nre
several around this 'stable. Here is
ono standing at my shoulder, plead
ing in nu under tone of voice with
an elderly man, who ' may bo her
father, or husband, or, more likely
than other, her friend, for a fresh'
supply of florins, as her purse is emp
ty, lio prcteods to ho -absotbed
in the 'came that tho rest arc
playing
but she is importu
nate nnd he turns: sho then has Ins
eye, nnd looks so imploringly that
he yields nnd fills her "purse. I saw
her lay down the florins, Lwcnr tluce
oftlicm at n time, flutt ering like n
frightened pigeon soineYirnos, reveal
ing her disappointment .when she
lost, nnd her joy as clfja.dv when sho
won ; but (he tide v against her,
nnd before she quit die tnble the
purso was emptied n-raiii ; and there
was no smiling .Hcu she took the.!
old man's nrnt and marched out of
the hall as mad . asta-aMarch Imro.
But I have bec .. watching with moro
interest than p .nypf. these, a womuii
of rare beun .t auhceonicr of the
table in fro ,it!"of mo. Five hours
ngo she wa j there.; she may have
been o'jt L-jthat time for refresh
ments, but olia.is .a habitue nf this
house. Dv-assod in rich black silk,
with a n.cat collar, stomacher nnd
scarf, she would' be taken for a ludy,
had she escjewolry ;.but those brace
lets, m j( chains, . and eliarms, arc
rather too -rich and many for suci'i a
placo. fOo gcntleinnn is here w.ho
seems to stand in any relationship to
that s'plendid creature.
iiu t women will show their feel
ings, and .with nil her effort nt calm
ness, aad (indifference, the tell-tale
blood as -it: Hies into her face, or
Tush.es- back to the heart, leaving her
white as marble, discloses the strua-
jglo that-is heaving her bosom. Sho
1 bat not- played for five or six tnin-
til na ; her head has rested on bar
l,a,.d'1.nnd her ,vory arm as it stands
1 up tliero has been ulanccd at even
1 by thoso who seem to be uncrossed
in the game. Shu plays again and
loses, nnd . now she has placed her
hand oudicr forehead, as if it ached.
It was- for a moment only : she re
covered aud instantly threw out
double her usual stakes and saw
th'em swept away without a sigh.
It wns exciting to sec her. Involun
luiily my sympathies wero with her.
and I wus wishing sho might be the
winner every throw shu made,
n lio was sho ? Nobodv. but a-rniv.
ruined, wretched woman: one of
a a a- 7CI f
thousands throncim; these watcrim?
-.1 . ". . o
piaccs: oanKrupt in lortunc and rep
illation ; the least of their vices is
gambling, and if iho lovo of monoy
wns mo worst ol tlicir pnssions. Ihov
would h pure, ns they aro beautiful.
With tho dukes nnd duchesses, tho
lords and ladies, the sharpers, black
legs and pedlnrs of nil sortu, and
travelers, who resort in summer lima
to these fountains of health and idea-
sure, come these gay women, nud ns
they roll through tho streets in their
splendid carriages, or sail into the
hall room ut iiiidniht. vou might
mistako them for tho greatest ladies
of tho land. " Never buy a book bv
the cover," said my Irish coachman
nt Dublin, and the advice is quite as
good in Germany.
An Elephant at Large.
From the Providence Journal, nnd
tho testimony of an eye witness to n
paitol tho scene, wo gather the fol
lowing particulars of the havoc and
destruction made Monday morning
by a large elephant attached to the
Broadway menagerie, who got loose
from his keeper nu the way from
Pawtucket to' Fall River. When
about seven miles from Pawtucket
he got frcu from tho control of his
keeper, and meeting a horse and
wngou, belonging to Mr. Stafford
Short, he thrust his tusk into the
liorso and lifted horse, wagon and ri
der into the air. Ho mangled the
horse terribly, nud carried him about
fifty feet nud threw the dead body
into a pond. Tho wagon was brok
en to pieces, and Mr. Short consid
ctably hurl. Tho elephant broke
one of his enormous tusks in this en
counter. A inilu further the ele
phant, now grown moro furious, at
tacked in the same manner a horse
und wagon, with Mr. Thomas W.
Peck and his son. Ho broko tho
wagon nud wounded iho horse, which
ran nvuy. Mr. Peck was pretty
badly hurt in tho hip.
Two men took horses and drove
uheud to give warning to tho passen
gers whom they met oi tho way.
Thoy como up with a Mr. Peurco
who was riding with his little sou in
a one-homo wegon. Ho was com
ing towards the elephant, und being
warned by thn outriders turned round
and put the horse to his speed, but
the clephanf.ovcrtook him, aud seiz
ing life wagon, threw it into the air,
dushing it to pieces and breaking the
collar-bone and arm of Mr. Pearce.
The hotse, disengaged from the
wagon, escaped with the foro-wliecls,
and tlio elephant gnvo chase for
eight miles, but did not catch him.
The elephant came back from his
unsuccessful pursuit and took up Ids
march again on the main road, whero"
he next encountered Mr. Jnbcz Kd
dy, with a horse and wagon. He"
threw up the whole establishment in
the satno way ns before, smashed the
wagon, killed tho liorso and Wounded
Mr. Kddy. Ho threw tlio liorso
twenty feet over a fence into tho ad
joining lot, then broke down iho fence,
went over and picked up thn dead
horse nnd deposited hirn in the road,
where ho had first met him.
He killed one other liorso and pur
sued another, who fled lo a barn.
The elephant followed, but ut the
door was mot by a fierce bull dog,
which, bit his leg and drove linn ofi.'
Once on the route, tho keeper be
ing ahead of him, saw him plunge
ovor a wall and make for u house,
The keeper got into tho houso first,
hurried the frightened people within
lo the upper story, and providing
.himself with nn axe, succeeded in
driving off the furious beast.
On his route, the elephant killed
three jliorsesr nnd seriously injur
ed two men, besides the damage to
wogons. Our informant says he
shall never forget " seeing that ele
phant." Ho was covered with
blood from the horses ho had killed.
His strength was surprising, for lie
socmcd to handle a horse with as
mtioh case as a terrier dog docs n rat.
The horses were terribly frightened
when they saw the wild elephant.
It is believed that a part of the time
b.3 ran at the rate of a mile in three
minutes. He finally exhausted his
strength, and laid himself down in
the bushes, about two miles from
Slade's Ferry. Here he was secur
ed with chains, and carried over tho
fenry to Fall Ilivcr. Dosyn Iran
serpt. X Word to the Youngv
Ljvo for somo purpose in the
world. A ct your part well. Fill up
the measure of duly to others. Con
duct yourse.'ves so that you shall bo
missed, with sorrow when you aro
gone. Multitudes of our species are
living in sucn a selfish monuer that
they are not likely to bo remembered
after their disappearance. They
leave behind them scarcely any tra
ces of their existence, but an forgot
ten aimost as though they had never
been. They ars,whilc they live, one
pebble lying uue-bserved amongst a,
T"'0,? "'C SrT'C j L'1 vlwn l!l0
die, they aro like thi.t samo pebble .
thrown into tho nca,. which just ruf
fles the surface, sinks ond is forgot
ten, without being missed from tho
beach. They ore neither regretted
by the rich, wanted by tho poor, nor
celebrated by the learned. Who has
been the better for their life ? Who
has been tho worse for their death ?
Whoso tears have thoy dried up ?
whose wants supplied ? whoso mis
eries havo they healed! Who would
unbar the gate of lifo, to rc'-admit
them to existence? or what face
would greet them again to our world
with a smile ? Wretched, unproducr
live mode of existence ? Sclfishnes
is ns own curse ; it is a starving
vice. 1 ho man who docs no good
gets none. Ho is like the heath in
tlio desert, neither yieldinc fruit nor
seeing when good comotfl a stunt
ed, dwarfish, miserablo shrub.
II V i:. l. WALTON.
"Iff that by the Plow would thrive
llliuioirnuit either hold ot oaira."
VEnsioNT Sheep. Some of tho
best in the world mav bo found in
Vermont. The reason why. Great
caro has been taken by enterprising;
wool-growers, to procure tho best
of stock ; and what is quite as im
portant, to furnish them with tho
sweet feed of Green Mountain pas
tures, in summer, and tho best of
hay, grain, und roots, in winter. .
Tho Messrs, Cutting, of Shoreham,
recently sold to )V. R. Sanford, Esq.,
twenty-seven ewes, for the sum of
$2,700 ; a pretty tall price for Ver
mont sheep and sold to a Vermont
er, too, who knows 'the worth of
money as well as he docs the worth
of sheep.
A Book ron Young FAttsicas.
i). Appleton it Co., New York,
havo in press, Tho Elements of Ag
riculture, with questions prepared
fur tho use of schools. Wo are in
debted to tho politeness of tho au
rjior, Geo. Ii. Waring Jr., consulting
Agriculturist, for proof sheets of this,
much needed work. From tho few
pages before us wo should judge the
work to be a valuable accession to.
our schools, ond especially to tha
youth in the farming districts of tho
country. Wo can judge better of
the value of tho work, when coin
plctcd In his preface, tho author
justly and pertinently remarks;
The object of cultivating (lie soil
is to raise from it' a crop of plants.
In order to cultivate with economy,
wo must raise, the largest poisibU
quantity with the leart expeHseuHd
without permanent injury to tk'iC
(See -UK jtagt,) ' ,

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