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Montgomery to be a. Pacificator.
Tiieue is no telling what our distinguish
ed friend, the Right Hon. Bill Montgomery,
will como to yet. He yoked himself on to
Senator Crittenden and got his name up in
that way: he yoked on with English, of In
diana, the time he threw the brick at him
and did'nt hit him, and gained some more
reputation. lie yoked on to young Raudall,
of Philxidelphia, at the time tho lat
ter took him a biffter in the bowels, at Bal
timore, and his name was in all the news
papers in consequence. He is now ouly
second to Hcenan, and there's no telling
whether he will come to grief or to fame?
or to both. The last item concerning him,
however, is this, from a dispatch to the N.
V. Times of yesterday:
"The Committee on the Union to-day in
dulged iu a rambling discussion upon the
Fugitive Slave law, the Tariff and the Pa
cific Railroad. 1 have tho best reason to
believe that the C mmittec will agree upon
a plan by which all present difficulties wi 1
be settled. Should this fail, however, tho
Committee will break up, and Montgomery,
of Pennsylvania, has prepared a call for the
members of all tho border States, both free
and slave, to meet immediately and agree
upon a plan of settlement, as an ultimatum
to the ultra States of all s etions. The
plan Is already drawn up, and a large num
ber of the bonier State representatives
ha e agreed to and will sign the call.
The Sccifte lift tlfte Senate During its
[Correspondence of the Cincinnati Commcrciitl.J
Washington, Dec. 1 Sili, 1850.
Tlic official report of Hon. Hen Wade's
speech is not yet prepared for publication.
When you read ii you will agree with me
that Oiiio lias reason to be proud of her
Senator. The old man spoke as one in
spired. The effect upon his vast audience
was electrifying. Nothing but fear of ex
pulsion from the galleries restrained the
people from tumultuous applause. The
feet of excited men involuntarily beat
rataplan upon the doors?symptomatic of
irresistible desire to express their patriot
ism as Americans are wont. To thorough
ly appreciate the effect of his speech, re
quires a power of abstraction on the part
of your people, of which they are incapa
ble, unless they a e afflicted with the ter
rible anxiety which prevails here. The
heroic old Senator was fully conscious of
the tremendous import of the crisis. His
honest soul overflowed with fiery indigna
tion nt the infamous traitors, who are
moving all the powers of evil to dismem
ber the Union, yet his iron will thorough
ly controlled his feelings within limits ne
cessary to impart his greatest force to ar
gument and exordium. At times, lie
soared away into regions of eloquence,
and even pathos, far beyond his natural
powers. Rising n-tip-toe, the old man,
with wrath in his visage, charged across
the lloor, almost to the aisle which divides
the North a%tl South, and with startling
vehemence, warned the traitors of the
overwhelming vengeance with which a
just people would punish their mon
strous crime. "If you conquer its,"
said the old man, with lofty scorn,
bringing his palms together with start
ling energy, "you nre heroes If we
conquer you, you are rebels, and you
iri/l meet the fate of traitors In his
peroration, the Senator rose almost to
sublimity. The scenes, trials and associa
tions of '7G, crowded upon his imagina
tion. He saw the old flag of the Consti
tution lionting above the capitol "which
Washington consecrated." "That blessed
old flag.'' said he, "my own father fought
for?an humble soldier in the Revolution,
he manfully braved trials and sufferings
under it ten-fold worse than death. That
old Hag for which he ventured all, is the
glorious 11 ag which protected me in youth
It has been the glory sud pride of my
manhood. Not one star shall be torn
from its anple folds! And," said the old
man, as if concentrating himself for the
real sacrifice, and throwing his whole soul
into his language?"By the mercy of God
I will DIK under it." If every Senator on
the lloor had been President of that body,
and all its officers Sergeants-at-arms, their
combined efforts to suppiess applause
would have proved futile.
[Correspondence of lite Gazette.]
JUUUK wade's SPEECH.
The highest encomiums, on all hands,
are pronounced upon Senator Wade's
speech. It is the common topic of remark.
Reverdy Johnson says it is one of the
greatest efforts delivered in the Senate
during the last twenty years, and fully
indorses its positions. It affords great
satisfaction to Northern Democrats as well
as Republicans. Mr. Pngh praised it
highly in the Ohio chucus last night. A
new turn of affairs dates from its delivery,
and henceforth the.-e will be 110 tempor
izing or or timid hesitation on the part of
THE LUXURY or LIBERTY
Bosom Friends?Well, dear, now that
yon are a widow, tell me are you any the
happier for it ?
Interesting Widou?Oh ! no. But I have
my freedom, and that's a great comfort.
Do you know, my dear, I had an onion
yeaterday for the first time these fourteen
Austbia has just issued hank-notes of
the value of four cents each!
"THE BURGLAR'S NEST."
BY GEO. CLARENCE BLASCHABD.
THE NEST OP THE TOMTIT.
Near the close of a cold day in Octolier,
ft traveller dismounted fjoni his jaded
horse, and entered a little liolsterv or tav
ern. situated in the then wildest region
of Pennsylvania. The stranger, who was
it large, stout-looking mini, heavily beard
ed, paused before the door that led into
the bar-room, and peeped inquisitively in ;
seeing a small group sitting around the
table, he walked uti very leisurely toward
them, introducing himself in a fra'nk, easy
good evening, gentlemen, to you
1 he company, who were earnestly en
gaged in conversing, hardly noticed his
entrance, bat when he spoke they instant
ly paused and greeted the new-comer with
a look plainly expressive of surprise, curi
osity and anger. One of the partv, who
had a less sinister and surly face than the
rest, gravely advanced toward him, evein^
him sharply as lie said:
"Von wish lodgings, my man ?"
"Certainly I do, Mr. Ileg (who at the
mention of his own name visibly started) ;
what else should I stop here for? There's
my pony wants: the same thing; attend to
nim first, and in the meanwhile I will
make myself at home."'
So saying, the strnngcr, scarcely heed
ing the general scowl which greeted him
as he said this, coo!y lit his cigar, and
forthwith stretched himself in an easy
posture in Tim Beg's favorite arm-chair,
much to the astonishment of that gentle
man, who slowly moved toward the door,
winking slily as he did so.
The stranger commenced to smoke,
eyeing the company with a nonchalance
and familiarity that took them completely
"Vot yer doing here for?" growled a
dark visa god, ugly looking scoundrel, whose
pox-marked face was half obscured by a
dirty cap. He rose as he spoke, and drew
out a sharp knife.
"Oh, ho!-' laughed the stranger, sending
up a long spiral column of smoke, and re
garding the other with a half sneer. '-Don't
attempt to frighten rile: aint yonr name
Dick Hatton ?
Scarcely had he asked the question, be
fore the whole party sprang instantaneous
ly to their feet, and confronted him with
ihe rage of tigers?and a more precious
crew ot cut-throats could hardly have been
"Kill him! kill him!" was the general
cry. Pistols and bowie-knives were pro
miscuously drawn, and one could see they
longed to lap the blood of the unfortunate
man, as they crowded round their victim.
Dick Hatton, with an ugly grin, interposed.
"Stop, boys, the fellow is safe. 1 vant
to cataehise 'im afore he's made mincc
meat ol. Come, now, who are ye?"
During all the tumult occasioned by his
remark, the stranger had kept .his easy,
half-recumbent position, regardless of the
menacing group, continuing to smoke with
the most astonishing coolness, aud eveing
them all with a sort of saucy smile that
was absolutely provoking.
"Come, now, who arc ye?" repeated
Dick Hatton, tightening his grasp ou his
The ruffians pressed nearer, a dozen
knives were raised, but still the stranger
manifested not the slightest symptom of
alarm. Carelessly divesting himself of
his heard, lie proceeded in the same quiet
way to displace a black curling wig. In
one second more, the gang had burst into
a wild halloo,- which sent Tim i)eg rush
'?Blow my eyes!" exclaimed lie, letting
his pipe fall from his inouth, in his amaze
ment. "Why, it's the Tomtit 1"
"Nobody else," replied that individual,
who had not changed his position, but
was pulling vigorously at his cigar.?
"You're bright people all of }'on, 'pon my
word; now, Deg, see if yon can trot back
to the stable, and put mv horse in better
quarters than yon at first intended ; and
hearken, lad, tell that spoony of a wife of
yours to fix up something hot: I'm blasted
hungry. Now then, what are you all gsfy
ing at me tor?" added the Tomtit, survey
ing the group with n derisive puiile.?
"Didn't know me, when I've cheated you
so often ? Nice fellows 1"
The gang indeed looked very foolish, nt
the unexpected denouement; their weap
ons were once more returned to their hid
ing places, nnd they stood stnring nt their
chief, scarcely believing their own eyes.
"Ther devil 'imsdlf would find it 'ard to
tell ye," observed Dick, sulkily "Vy,
Beg, as knows everybody with one eye,
gets taken in; but, Tomtit, vot's the
"Never j-ou trouble your bend for Hint,
it will come in good time." replied the
Tomtit, drnining n glass of ale, officiously
placed before him. "Everything just ns I
suspected; the police were on our track
nt (iambic's, but I fixed 'em." With this
brief synopsis of news, the Tomtit leaned
bnck in bis chair, nnd continued to smoke
in a thoughtful, meditating manner.
In about fifteen minutes, Mrs. Beg, a
portly, rod haired lady, unnounccd that
supper was ready, and the gang adjourned
to a small apartment in the rear of the
building, where a rude meal was served
up: a ronst pig forming the principal fea
ture of the entcrtaiument, which was
quickly washed down with a liberal sup
ply of whisky.
"Now, then" said Tomtit, after lie bad
satisfied bis hunger, and wns stirring the
compnents of a second glassful of punch;
"now, then, boys, I am ready to tell the
news. In the first place, Crib lias beeu
'?What!" ejaculated the gang with one
voice. "Crib nabbed ?"
"Cribb's nabbed, and that's the short
and long of it," observed Tomtit gloomily.
"Once wns the time the trade could be
carried on, and none of us ran the lenst
bit of risk; even a 'Nest' wasn't necessary,
now tl e thing gets every day more dan
gerous, and the profits grow smaller."
"But what about Crib ?" inquired one of
the gang, anxiously.
"Crib," continued the Tomtit, "acted
liken precious fool; T told him nil the
boys had left but him, but he was so
blasted confident he kept lugging, nnd
putting oIT, till he got cribhed. He would
just close his peepers, and walk into the
pit without any one helping him in ; con
found him, he nenrly dragged me with
The company now pressed the.Tomtit
<or more detailed information, from which
it appeared that the unlucky individual
had indulged in a spree, and haying
I boasted pretty freely of his achievements
I in the burglary line, was incontinently
pounced upon by the Philadelphia police,
who lmd long been on the look-out for
"He von't peach I 'ope," observed Dick
Hatton. "It v oil Id be a werry bud blow
up nrter all the trouble of 'ouse keepinpr,
not saying nothing nbout 'avinz no private
t-onweriiences, and a place for to 'ide wlieu
tlier vind blows 'igh.''
"He aint iroing to peach."' said Mr. Beg.
authoritatively, "not he, 1 know him to be
a bully man.''
"So do I, so do X," exclaimed several
voices nt once.
"As to the matter of that," remarked
Tomtit, ?'he'll keep things dark, and may
be set them on the wrong scent?let him
alone for that. But blast me," continued
the gentleman, "that isn't the thing; we
can't spate Crib; why the whole twelve of
us are wanted for tvext week's job, and
Crib was sueh a locksmith that his services
were next to gold, but it is jnst our con
The Tomtit, with this brief reference to
the valuable qualifications of Mr. Crib,
proceeded to mix a third glass of whisky
punch, and to swallow the same with a
look of becoming sorrow and resignation.
"As he's gone," continued the Tomtit,
musingly, "I suppose it's best to try a dif
ferent plan; 1 tell you what boys, I have a
great mind to postpone the visit to old
Van Cleeker's for a fortnight at least, till 1
can get one of us in some way connected
with the house; I heard the other day that
the old gentleman wanted a coachman, and
if I had somebody to personate one, why
it would be a very rum thing to get him in
there, and then, don't you sec,there would
be no Deed of a locksmith."
"Vy don't you go, Tomtit, yer vould make
a rum coaehee, yer vould?" suggested Dick
with a grill.
"Why, as to that, I suppose I might suit
the old gentleman to a hair," returned the
Tomtit complacently; "but I have some
thing more important to manage ; no. I'll
tell' you what, boys, I've a good mind to
lend one of yon."
"Good," said several voices.
"1 know," continued the Tomtit, "all
nbout the house, as far as that goes, for 1
have visited every nook and corner my
self, but still it would be very convenient
to have somebody to let us in ; Crib could
have opeued the back door easily, but see
ing he's caged, we'll have to give up get
ting in that way."
"llistl" suddenly exclaimed Mr, Beg,
describing with his finger a rapid move
ment in the direction of the window. The
burglars started and pricked up their ears
as they distinctly heard the sound of nil
approaching vehicle; it was just wheel
ing up belore the tavern, and Mr. Beg,
who had been sent to reconnoitre, quickly
returned to report to the anxious gang
i that it was only a traveler who had lost
! his way and wished to stay over night.?
"lie's n jolly looking 'nn, and has a big
carpet bag," whispered Mr. Beg.
This intelligence caused n momentary
excitement; the burglars started up, their
fierce eyes sparkling with eager delight,
but meeting the gaze of-their chief they
sullenly resumed their seats.
"It is werry comfortable looking bag? '
enquired Dick, rubbing his hands in ex
pectation of plunder.
"Very promising looking 1 should say,"
replied Mr Bag, "but what shall I do with
Four tallow candles were now brought
into the room, and the burglars held a
hurried conversation as to how they should
dispose of their visitor; some were for
dispatching him at once, others were for
making away with him silently, but as a
prolonged discission seemed likely to arise,
Mr. Bag was commissioned to see to the
personal comfort of the gentleman, provide
him with a supper, and make ready his
apartment, which last direction caused Mr.
Beg to grin from ear to ear.
"Mind," said Dick, "to put 'im in the
room vot's got the trap-door, vich is tlier
I werry model of conwenienee, and the com
fortablest room in ther 'ouse."
Mr. Beg laughed approvingly nt Mr.
Ilatton's humorous allusion to the trap
door, and left his friends to continue their
"My advice,-' said Diclc. " is to run 'im
down ven he's snoo/.iug, and drop 'im in
tlier vat; dead men doesn't tell tales."
'? Dead men does tell tales, though," in
terrupted one of the burglars, lowering
his voice to an impressive whisper: "they
come up an 1 peach, if its only to get a
cove in tronible."
"I think so, too," cliimcd in another,
who was known by the soubriquet of
Molecat; "they'll come up sometimes von
its worry ineonwenient ami tvouhlesome.
Vonce, veil I wos doing business in the
pad line, in York, we cotelied a fellow one
nightwho was worry lushy. It was a wer
ry good haul, an' some on us was for let
ting him go ; but he kept such a holleriu'
and threatening, that, arter parleying a
leellc, Bill Hedges gives him a knock on
the bead vieli silenced him ; veil, afore we
tossed him in the river, Hill tics n big
rock to his neck to prevent his coining up
and breeding a lot o' nasty questions ; but
the worry next morning the spiteful corpse
comes ashore without the rock, and hold
ing tight onto a piece of Bill Hedges'
jacket, vicli wos the means of conwieting
him and sending him to the gallows."
Mr. Molecat's record of his personal ex
perience seemed to make but little imnres
sion on his listeners, for tho main subject
under consideration was resumed, and a
lively debate sprung np, which wit's, how
ever, not participated in by the Tomtit.
That gentleman sat quietly listening to
the various opinions, deigning 110 other
comment than an occasional nod of his
head. It was evident that the burglars
were unanimously in favor of instantly
destroying tho traveller ; though they es
sentially varied in their proposed plans of
Mr. Dick Ilatton watched his leader's
countenance during the progress of the.
conversation, but it looked stolidly in
"Vol's yer opinion, Tomtit?" he inquired
nnxious'y. "Aint yer going to say noth
"Of course I am," replied Tomtit, plant
ing his legs defiantly on the table; "my
opinion is the opinion that's got to be
adopted, and no chattering. Now look
here," continued he, fixing his restless eyes
on the group, "you all want to make way
with this traveler?"
"That's so," exclaimed the burglars.
"And I," continued Tomtit, eooly, "am
f(jr letting liim go."
It would be impossible to describe the
effect 'produced by this decision. Tlie
burglars jumpednp.und oaths and impre
cations of qfery description, were gliow
ered'on their leader.
I ' I Bay," repeated the chief, unmoved by
'the threatening attitude of his men, "he
; shall go free?not n hair of his head shall
be touched; and who dares object?" (lis
Blern, gray eyes glanced from burglar to
barglar. and they involuntarily quailed
before their detiaut gleam.
"Now listen, you fools, to my reasons,"
j continued the Tomtit, angrily, as the
i overawed villains shrank back into their
j seats. "You all know next week we do a
heavy job in the wholesale line: after its
done we must, keep dark; the -Nest' is the
only place we are snfe in, and here we
most remain until the matter blows over; I
but, if this man is missed, between that
and the job there'll be such a hue and cry j
raised that we won't dare to show our !
j heads; now do you understand !"' j
| "Veil, s'pose we run the horse and wng- I
| on up the country, and hitch his clothes
j by the side nv the river, which vill look
j as though be circnmwented himself?"
I suggested Mr. Molecat.
The Tomtit shook his bead contemptu
"Now, tlieu, what would you get for tlie
pains-taking and risk? Why, jnst a car
pet-bag, and maybe a few trifles; people
aint such fools as voft take them, to go
lugging money round the country?there
would be plenty of questions asked about
the carpet-bag, and likely enough the
horse might take it into his bead to come
back?horses aint fools either," abserved
the Tomtit sarcastically.
Mr. Molecat scratceed his head as an
expressive indication that the argument
was unanswerable, and a short pause en
"Veil," reninrked Oick Ilatton, breaking
the silence, "titer Tomtit's right, I s'pose,
but it does look sorter bard nrter the bird's
cotched to perwent the picking of 'im.?
It's mean, that's vot it is?"
The Tomtit vouchsafed no reply to this
sullen speech, but lighting a fresh cigar,
he rose, shook himself, and called Mr. Reg
into an adjoining apartment.
"Where is the in-ui?" said he.
"In the back room, eating his supper,"
was that worthy's reply; "you can peep at
him easy enough, for I left the door on the
The Tomtit accordingly crept stealthily
into the passage, and getting on his hands
and knees, obtained a very excellent view
of the stranger, who was quietly proceed
ing with his meal. Scarcely, however, had
the Tomtit's restless eye peered within,
than ho gave a start of surprise, and re
?'Here, Reg," he whispered, in an excited
tone, as that individual followed him back
again to the private room; "here's a con
founded go. Who do you suppose that
Mr. l!eg, of course, intimated that he
didn't know, whereupon the Tomtit, look
ing around to satisfy himself they were
alone, brought his hand in the form of a
trumpet close to Mr. Beg's ear, and whis
Mr. Beg's face turned deathly pale.
"What,'' he whispered, "the Detective?"
"The same," rejoined the Tomtit, with
an expression plainly denoting his agita
tion. "Who or what .should bring him
here alone, I neither know nor can guess?
Beg, keep this Irom the boys, they are sav
age enough now. but if they fonnd out the
truth I couldn't control 'em. They would
tear this man to pieces, but, Beg, that
mustn't be; they must be led off; for it
would be the worst thing yet to kill-hiin ;
he would be missed as sure as preaching."
"Is this the one who has been trying so
long to find out our Nest?" inquired Beg.
"The very same," replied Tomtit. "You
know the Statu government has offered a
reward of over live thousand dollars for
the discovery of our whereabouts, and this
Duffy has been sneaking around trying to
find us, not so much for the possession of the
reward ns some private aim; he aint a reg
ular detective, or he might be led off;
years ago he. was on our track. I have
been watching him all along, designing to
finish him when a good opportunity oH'er-i
ed, but the wiry scoundrel managed to
escape me ; he may disguise himself as
much as he likes, he can't cheat me."
"He's disguised, then ?" said Mr. Beg,
"Ot course he is ; that fatness isn't real.
He thinks he's unknown to me, but I'll pay
hiui oir yet," rejoined the Tomtit, with a
silent imprecntion. "I'll get rid of him,
hut it mustn't be done here. Now then,
Beg, listen : Fetch me a lantern, and the
key of the You understand me."
Beg nodded bis head, and Hew off with
alacrity. No one entertained a greater ad
miration of the Tomtit than that gatitle
nian ; he regarded him with the same de
ference a dog would show to his master,
and was contented as long as he could
testify bis servile affection ; he quickly re
turned with the lantern and key, and to
his great surprise found the burglar chief
absorbed in the contemplation ot the
miniature of a young girl, seemingly some
seventeen years of age, and of surpassing
loveliness, and heard him mutter, "//?
certainly has yood cause to hate me, but I
would have spared iiim had he kept awui/
from l!he Aesl' -Voir, hoicceer, he has
rushed upon his doom." Then becoming
aware of Reg's presence, the Touitit hasti
ly thrust the picture in his busom, and
turning to the inn-keeper, whispered :
"Let me out by the back door, Beg."
"AH right," was the qui?t response.
"Not a word to the boys, mind ; if they
miss inc. tell 'em I've gone to bed."
The Tomtit, with this parting caution,
made his exit from the door, which Mr.
Beg held open, nnd walked rapidlj* off.
The faithful custodian of the Burglars'
Nest stood tor a few minutes listening, till
the retreating footsteps of the burglar
chief hail died away in the distance; then
he carefully closed and relocked the door,,
nnd returned to the bar, there to muse over
the surprising and startling disclosures
which the Touitit had made to him;
It was one of those, remarkable circum
stances that sometimes happen in real life,
that Mr. Detective Duffy should have un
consciously blundered into the very place
be had been searching tor vainly the past!
two years. As he sat quietly eating his
supper he little dreamt that a few yards off
stood ft figure which, the mere sight of,
would liavo moved him to an absolute
frenzy; and well it might,?for there was
ft story connected with that figure, a talc
so heart-rending, so terrible, so revolting,
of faith broken, of liospilality aliased, of
wrongs perpetrated, of nn idolized daugh
ter consigned to wretchedness,?tlnU it
could not: have been passed over. It bad
left its impress on the core-worn features
of that old man, discernible In e\'ery lin-,
eament; his gray eyes seemed to flush with
tho same spirit,?of deep, absorbing re
And now those two men wero about to
meet?the Detecti.ye known to the Burg
lar. the Burglar unknown to the Detective
?to engage in :i tfespearate game,' the
issue of which was to be death to one or
both.- Intelligence and honesty wore to lie
pitted against cunning and crimo. What
was to be the result of this fearful strug
gle and thirst for vengeance, we shall be<
able to see in our next chapter.
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. . j
The proprietors and manufacturers of IK STV.T
TKU> Ohl.KHUATKD STOMACH 1II1TKMI* .mi
appeal with perfect confidence to physicians ami citi
zens generally of the CtiHctl Whites.' ll-cniifi! the
| article has attained a reputation liert-tolin^ un
known. A few facts upon this point will speak more
j?owerfUlly tlian volumes of hare assertion or blazon
ing pufi'cry. lite consumption of llostelters.Stoiu
ach Bitters tor the last year amounted to ov er a half
million bottles, and from its manifest steady i net case
in times past, it is evident that during the coming
year the consumption will reach near One million
bottles, 'litis immense amount could ueyir have
been sold but for the rare medicinal properties' con
tained in the preparation, aud the sanction of the
most prominent physicians in those Sections of the
country where the article is best known, wliA not
only recommend the hitters to their patients, but
are ready at a.l times to give testimonials to Its t-fll
cacy in all cases of stomachic Uemugcments and the
This is not a temporary -popularity.- obtained by
extraordinary effort* in the way of ttuiupetii.g the
quality of the ltitters. hut a solid estfiiiation ot an
invaluable medicine, which is destined to be as eu
during as time itself.
Hosteler's Stomach Bitters have proved aOodm'nd
to regions where fever and ague aud vnriun* other
billions complaints have counted their victims by
huudreils. To In* able to state confidently that the
'-Bitters" ore a certain cute for the Bj>pej?sia and
like diseases, is to the proprietors a source of un
alloyed pleasure. 1 t removes all morbid matter from
the stomach, purifies "I life' blood, and imparts 1 e
uewed vitality to the ttet vons system, giving it that
tone aud energy indispensable for the restoration ot
health. It operates upon the stomach, liver, and
other digestive organs, mildly but (lowerfully-. and
soon restores them to a couditfou essential f<J the
healthy discharge of the functions of nature.
Elderly persons may use the Bitters daily as per
directions on the bottle, aud they will find In it a
stimulant peculiarly adapted to romfoit declining
years, as it is pleasant to the palate, invigorating to
the bowels, excellent us a tonic, and njuveunting
generally. We have the evidence of thousands ot
aged men and women who have experienced thcheii
elit of usiug this preparation while t-utl'cring from
stoinnch derangements and gc-netful dclillliyj a6ting
under the advice of physician-, they have abandoned
all deleterious drugs ami fait ly tested the merits of
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are certain periods when their cares are so liuiasc-iiig
that many of them sink under the trial.' The "tola*
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that the mother, especially if she lie young, is apt to
forget her own health in her extreme anxiety for her
infaut. Should the period of maternity an*ivo-dur
ing the summer season, the wear of bo?ly and mind
is generally aggravate*}. Here, then, is a necessity
for a stimulant to recuperate the energies of tho
system, and enable the mother to lteur up under her
exliaustiug trials and responsibilities. Nursing
mothers general y prefer the Bitters to all other in
vigorators that receive the endorsement of physi
cians, because it is agreeable to the taste as well as
certain to give a permanent increase Of bodily
All those persons, to whom we lmve particularly
referred oln>ve, to wit: sufferem from fever aud ague,
caused by malaria, diarrhcea, dysentery. indigestion,
loss of appetite, and all diseases or derangements of
the stomach, superannuated invalids, person* of
sedentary occupation, and nursing mothers. wiMf
consult their own physical welfare by giving to IIos5
tetter's Celebrated Stomach Bitters i? trial.
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ask for Uostkter's Cklkbuatei> Stomach Bitters, and
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A superior article of Bottled Liquors and'Wines
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German Produce, such as Prunes, Lentles, Split
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