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THE HERMAN GIBBET.
Th* tut thou art all ice, thy kindness freezes —
RKHARD HI.
It was evening, towards the latter end
of autumn, when the warmth ofdie midday
rsun reminds us of the summer just gone*
and the coolness ofthe evening plainly as
sures us that winter is fast approaching;
that l was proceeding homewards on horse
back, fortified by a strong greatcoat a
gainst the weather without, ami refrt - !
with a glass of eau-de-vie, that 1 might ' 1
equally secure within. My road lay ? r
sonic time along au extensive pi no, at tn
extremity of which there rose a snudi and
thicklv overspreading woodwhiclt the road
skirted tor some distance; and on a s ig
eminence, at an angle where die last rays
ofthe setting sun threw their gleam across
the path, were suspended die remains of a
malefactor in chains. They hud been
hanging thereat least ten years; die whole
of die flesh was consumed; and here and
there, where the coarse dark cloth in which
die figure had been wrapped and decayed,
the bones, bleached by the weather, pro
truded.
I confess 1 am ramer superstitious, uuu
certainly did pu>iion, in order f iat, it pos
sible, 1 might pp.ss the place before the sun
should have set: to accomplish which l af
terwards increased info a hand gallop.
The sun, however, had set, and the twi
light was fast changing into darkness as l
rode un. I could not keep my eyes oil the
spot, for die figure swung slowly back
wards and forwards, accompanied by the
low harsh creaking of the irons as it moved
to the breeze.
What with exertion, and I may add tear,
or something very near like it. the perspi
ration tell in large drops from mv forehead,
and nearly blinding me, so that I could not
jrefrain from imagining that the white bony
arm hand it had none) of the figure reliev
ed against the d irk wood behind was beck
oning to me, as it wavered in the wind.
On passing it, 1 put m v horse to full speed
and did not once check his pace, or look a
round, until 1 had lctl the German Gibbet
'j£>r so it was called) a good unto behind.
It was now a fine, clear, moonlight night,
and I had not gone for when I heard the
sound of horses’ teet at a little distance
behind, and about the same time began to
leel myself uuusuaily cold. 1 buttoned up
iny coat, but that did not make much dif
ference; I took a large comforter from my
i»ockot, and put it round my neck. I felt
still colder; and urging my horse forward
I hoped that e.verci >e would warm me; but
co, I was still cold. However fast I g .Hop
ed I still heard the sound of horses’ feet at
apparently just the same distance, and
i though 1 looked back several times, I could
* not see a hv ing soul! 'Hie sound got fas
ter and ftster, nearer and nearer, till at
last a small grey pony trotted up ou which
sat a tall, thin, melancholly looking mm.
with a long pointed nose, and dull heavy
eyelids, which hung so low. that at first hie
appeared to be asleep. 11 is countenance
which was extremely pale and cadaverous,
was overshadowed by a quantity of long
thin white hair, which hung down to his
shoulders. He was dressed in a thin white
jacket, which he wore open, white fus
tian trowsers, a white hat, his shirt collar
f>pen. & no cravat round his neck!
We rode for some tune side by side. I
the stranger never once turning round, or 1
Idling up his eyes to look at me. (could not
heln regarding him intently, until my eyes
acned w ith the cold. I was obliged every
now and then to let go the rems to blow my
fingers, which 1 thought would drop off;
and, on touching my horse, I found he w is j
as cold is myself! yet the stranger looked
not the least affected by it. for bis cloak re
mained strapped to the saddle behind hail,
and. indeed, his jacket was flying open, in I
his shirt collar was unbuttoned as before.
This looked very strange! —there was
something mysterious about him; so I re
solved to be quit of him as soon as possi
ble: but the foster I rode, the faster he
rode; and though mv horse appeared as
powerful again as the one on which he was
ruling, yet 1 found that when it came to tiie
push his pony could have passed me eusi-j
ly. IV it this was not lus intention; for
when I slackened my pace, ho slackened,
and on my pulling up, he pulled up also,
stilHie never looked at me, and there we
re n uned side bv side, and nearly frozen tc
dr mi with the cold.
Kverv thing around us wras perfectly
qu;*:: and 1 felt tin silence become quite
a;> tailing; at length. I exclaimed, “Sir*
you seem determined we sluill not part
company, however it may be the wish ol
one of us.” 1'he stronger. alter making a
slight mclinatiou of his head, expressed, in
the most gentlemanly manner, his sorrow
that it should be thought ho had intruded
himself upon me, and his earnest desire
that we might proceed together ^seeing
that our course was the same) on better
terms, i’lns was said with so much polite
ness, that 1 really could not refuse: being
moreover convinced, that if 1 had, it was
totally out of my power to enforce my re
fus.il; so we trotted ou together.
The s ran'vr inunediateK b ■_ in talking most
fluently, hu. e mu m dly shif ,ng the subject, m*t
aud at length coining to n full -top. lie suddenly
ask. d me uiv opinion of all this? 1, who had been
dre Uullv iiillifted by the cold, so as to have been
di- tb*. -1 for giving any attention, tv It quite at a
loss vviiit to-tv 1—at length, as uell as I w;a> a
bl*‘ lor m v teeth chattered so much 1 cauld sc live
ly spe.tk pluu.) 1 stammered ou “whether he did
not tinak it was verv coij? lunn.di itely hi
duPeves lifted up, and I shall never forget their
iiciy md uutruural light, as turning suddenly u
f«*n id. bo stared mo full in tin* face, saying m
the mo,ij ijms, nnld and melodious tone of voice,
*4Vdwp* you will wept of my cloak and add
in- vun peeuii «r einptio>i<, was *ure I -houkl
be ,v urn enough then, jnstmtlv beg ui to tiiistr m
it from behind turn In vaui I dechovd 1 could
no* <iuk of ac< op in; il, i -jniidl} as he was
in ar lialy claJ than myself: began to inform
m( i h tkf s ene pe< ul..ir eapre; iou, “that he
pev« felt and tliat he woold he tuo>t hap
py if I w oald da him the honor to put ii on. I kcp‘
v.fusiog. and he persi -tin^, tail at last he because
40 importunate that I rudely pushed it from me,
saving, “that i would not accept it” O! if yon
o’uid iuvu seep the change in his manner md ap
pear ince!—instead ot the mild, placid look lie had
Li h rt i worn, his face was contracted by’ the
-rongest feelings of rage and disappointment; his
eves r! isbed lire from under his heavy kmt brow s;
ins mouth was curled w ith a kmd of “sardonic”
grin; uul hastily adjusting the cloak about him.
he said w ith a most sinisti r expression: “Perhaps
; t would do him the honor another time! Then
Id idling lb" sours into his beast, was out of sight
I ii a moment.
I began to think tlierc was somyUii'i®—there
j > r'-.dlv somethin®—horridly unn ituru) aboul
the >uauger;—his hollow voice, pule complexion,
an) heavy eu,—above all, the strange coldness
ih it ,• one oxer me! I felt rejoiced that I was thus
rid of him; and that l had not accepted his offer
of the cIook, (as then .n all | rob ibiiity, we should
n >t have parted >osoon;) aid now -o little did I
n •< 1 it, t!i.;t I was compelled to unbotton myc iat,
aid '.live my thick l.uub’s wool comforter from my
neck.
Who could the stranger be!
I I renie ber to have have heard, that the dcr
n. ;n . ho xv is bung in chains, and whose (iibbet
I pt: -dh.td >u tic red the sentence of the law,
for having burnt a house, and murdered in the most
«rml and shocking manner, a person whom lie
■'ll' iogled with his cloak. .N ivv it was also cur
rently reported, (but only believed by the idle and
superstitious,) that this man did not then die:—
for it vv. s «n !, that the devil, to whom after his
1 oiideiiiu i ion he hail sold himself, had, while he
j was su>p iwlcd, in some way or other, supported
him; md hid afterwards led him on tlie ghhet,
in the form of a raven, until the fas tilings decayed
-o that herould release himself, w hen he subftitu
ted «h< b idv ofa person whom he murdered f> r
the purpose!
There were inanv persons now alive who had
-w.rn to having seen the raven there morning,
u >oii, and to have lie ird it* eroakiug even at innl
n.gUt. Many iccounted for this, by saying it came
there to feed on the body; but one of the villagers,
who was known to b- a stout fellow, having uc
■ ision to go bv the gibbet one twilight, declared,
th it ho hoard the mautalking with the raven, but
in i language that he could nut understand; that
••t first he supposed ho was deceived by his own
fancy, or the croaking of the iron fas brings, but on
approaching nearer, he disiiuctly saw the eyes of
ill* m in looking intent tv tit him: and lie venly be
hoved tbit Indue stopped he would have spoken
to him. but tint he was so alarmed he took to his
heels, in I never once looked behind or stopped to
i. tk heath, iBitii he r idled tlic end of the plain,
i ills .nice of about live miles. And it was fur
ther s iitl, the iicruvuiy a lien released from the
gibbet, w .'•!» i god, in faltiluient of his vow to do
thu kx it' will on earth—that he " a> uio-t druud
fully pale, owing to the blood never having Ho .veil
uto I is face since lus strangulation, for the devil,
it is - t'd, had only just kept his word: that the
ti'ivi s ho vv s called, li is since often boon
wad iding up and down the road., and that It*1 en
t r I v- rv freely into com ers ition, and endeavor
i ! to entr p ilie unwary to j»ut them in the pow
er of his master.
t'ould it b- possible that this was the Herman?
‘Tut! ut .die thought; and yet—I remember there
e. s irBetliirig f.reign in his accent;—then the
,i « u *—— of ins fact;—the strange circumstances
th iccoinpinteil Ins presence; the pressing and
e\ r im try manner in which be ofirred hi
cloak, winch might have be* n some device togel
.xi.hrn Ins povvi ,—the extreme cold with
whi i I was tithe:- I, the ominous beckoning,
of ne figure oa the g.bb ,; each cncum
stance came fbreitm before me; and were he the
lieruian r not, i more than ever rejoiced that 1
had thu easily got rid of him.
InavvroJi briskly onto i -mall inn, that was
-Uu tied bout half w w between the commence
ment an I end of my journey, and arrived there
ib ait halt* pa t eight /dock. On aligh.ing, the
im , i fat jolly fellow, with a perpetual smile on
his face, came out and welcomed me. “chew
in. into a private room,” said 1. “and bring me
sonic refr •sjiment; ’ the landlord replied he was
verv sorry lu- only room was at present occupi
ed bv a guiillemnn who had boon there about ten
minutes, but he wa- -ure ho would have no ob
I -ction to my company. He departed to obtain
his permission, md returned with the gentle
man'’ compliments, and that he would be must
happy m tin e vupuny: so 1 followed mine host to
!n* room; bat what was iny coni'U-ion, when, oil
opi u u„ the loor, I discovered seated, the nij»te
ri u-ranker, vvhoso presence had before caused
ie -U' ;i annoy ance. A -ort of dullness instant
ly e une over me, and I would have retired, when
the stranger go. up, uid bowing politely,-aid “he
w as exceedingly h ippy to accede to my request of
allowing me to occupy the -.une room,” and at
the - une tuue han ie I me a chair. It was impos
-ihlu for :oe now to refuse: >o thanking him for
ii. s utler, I suited myself, and, as before said, be
ing rather chilly, asked iiiuiif he had any objec
ti > is to a lire. 1 immediately perceived a strong
alteration in his features, but it was only motnen
trv : he inst.intU recovered himself, and said,
•*' i. . tbr his part*in> clo.ik, pointing to one wlrich
r.uug mi the back of Iris chair, was quite enough
fur n.ii, however cold the weather might bo,”
in 1 added, -if 1 would put it on for one moment
In; was sure l would be warm aumgk then." I
n.id i -or of instinctive dread of this cloak, and
I d-1er limed not to put it on; so starting up, I
n_' tlic beli, m l on the landlord’s catering, osk
>M 1 - pi rui ->ion to make a re*. The stranger
bo Ik nsad and fixing Ins eyes on the wall
:■ ,i «il< it. The landlord I ub-erved, rub
b"d his hands as he went out, saying mi- xxus one
f ’ie col lest nights he had felt tliis year.
While they were about preparing to light the
tire h .ring *r - it quite silent; for my part I got
Colder and eulder; h sort of melancholy chillues
$ nied to perx ulo tho place; the largo dock that
•am- in the room Ind -topped, from some cause or
oil r about ten minutes before 1 arrived; anl on
the in iid coming in. though before i me ry cheer
ful looking d un-el, she presently became as grave
A a- nehuicholv :ts cither of u-. cspeci dly as, after
tlUUHTtHls* ttiU?Ui;>u§t ww was io rum ^
her nubility to light the fire. It was now very
cold, so the landlady cmne and did her best to
endeavors to light a fire, hut in % tin, afterwards
the landlord, boots. hostler, and the cook, who
having never been out of a prespirstion for the
l ea ten v ears of lyr life, was nearly killed bv
the ' i.hlcu etl'ects of the cold she experienced on
winning into the room; last of all I myself tried
but unsuccessfully. They all looked suq»rised,
mil the landlord ob>t rved that it was very strange
—it w •» not so colii. he was >ure, any v\ here else.
The stringer all this time reuiailicd as quiet and
iiQtnove .b e as betore.
I n »vv desired the landlord to bring in tea, ho
ping by that means to warm tnvself. When the
r.-a things Were hr sight, the stranger drew a
ch ar fi r himself to tile table, and requested I
would make tea: l desired the maid to pour some
,v ati r into the tea pot. from a kettle she held iu
her hand, apparently just from the fire: however
on pouring in Some water, no steam arose; so
far from it the water appeared to be scarcely
warm. I questioned her what she meant by it.
iud bow she expected l could make tea with cold
water? she declared that it boiled when it left the
Kitchen lire. . nd site dill not know how it could
_vt cold since. I then told Iter to take the tea
•ot and till it fr im the large kettle, which sheas
.! mo was boiling on the kitchen fire: site re
r ted. and on my tilting ir up to pour out the tea,
it mu gently down for a few moments, ami then
r . tied into a long icicle! The m ud looked
lir-- u me uul then at the stranger, and then Went
qui. kiv out of the room.
I r- in ened some time sitting intently gazing on
t!v v'r.ngtr, who sat with his dull heavy eyes
still intently fixed on the wall. 1 can scarcely
lescnbe \ ii it l foit, 1 shook so dre idfully both
wiiii fi .t and colii, that I could hardly keep niy
- u—uiv tec!k chattered—my knees shook—ii
'iu rt. I began to fear tlvnt if t staid any longer, i
should bo frozen to death. At length he notice .1
ny confusion, and starting up; ho again said, “per
i ips i would accept of las cloak.” Now 1 was
•ally dying with cold and the cloak looked so
. arm and so tempting, that I could not help eye
iigit wistfully: this the stranger perceived, and.
uteningit shewed the lining, vyhich was of the
tiie.st l imb’s wool, looking infinitely warmer as
well as softer, and more comfortable than anv
lling 1 had ever seen, lie then in the most obh
j, ug manner, ri quested that I would put it on add
in'. in his own expressive way, he was sure 1
oiiid be uxtrtu enough then. 1 felt myself wa
\ rug; but, summoning up my resolution, 1 det< r
nurte l I would not yield, so quitting him abrubt
lx I ordered mv horse, and being resolved once
ii d for ever to rid im self of tins odious strung, r
I Mounted as quicklv as itos.-ible, and putting spur.
t lus side, for 1 heard the strung* r calling loudly
ft r tus horse. I gallonped the whole of the way
|i .me; and 1 can satelv swear that nothing passed
ii > on the road.
.N »sv, said 1, at any rate 1 have distanced him:
ud knocking at my door it w as quickly opened
bv mv wife, u ho was anxiously expecting me. Af
itf our usn 1 salutation she informed me 1 should
t, >et an old friend <.p staus w ho had been waiting
in. nival. ‘With n old friend, a bottle of wine, and
a ■ um lire." s d 11. ‘ I etui forget every thin"
hastening up stair-—it would be impossible to
<hscribe my confusion—before ino was scaled
ih. identical stranger with the mysterious cloak
htuiging over the arm of the chair on which he
sat! He rose as 1 entered—rage prevented me
from uttering a word, lie bowed politely,
saving, -he hoped he w;*3 not tin intruder; but af
ter hu\ mg passed some hours together on our jour
ney, lie thouglit ho might make bold to beg u
ihglii s lodging, having found himself benighted,
lose to mv house.” 1 was so thunder-struck
dial I could not say a word in answer. .My * i»i
now ciilerci tin* room, and Complained ol tlie
cold. !She -lidtlie tire liad gone out soon after
mv frieu I arrived, am!, wtiat i-, v. rv strange, add
ed she, “we were unable to light it again. I
have been to order a bed to bt made for your
friend—and ' havo ordered the sheets to be :di
ed. as tile uiriiit is rather cold." “Oh! said th<
stranger, do not mind that—/ always sleep tcann
cnouoh!" and pointing to his cloak lie gave a mo-'
expressive but sarcastic smile. 'I bis was almost
too much; vet what could 1 do? I had no excus.
to turn him out. Suppose ii should be the Ger
i —tush! nonsense—but however l tried to
"retravself rid of this thought, I never succecde
iuentirely banishing it; suoii strong lick! lias the
idea of supernatural interference on a siperstitipu*
l,ninth | r solved, however, In mere cmtr.idiction
to my opinion, to put up with him this once; aim
endeavoring to be as unconcerned as Possible, 1
m uio suitable acknowledgements in tie best way
1 could.
After a painful silence 'vbicb was only disturb
cd bv the eli itteiing of our teeth, supp eras an
nounced. and hastily despatched, for every thing
was cold. Silence again ensued; till it bugib I
caught up a candle, for 1 could bea» i no longer,
and asked the stranger if I should s.'tow him hi*
room; lie consented, and bowing to taf wife, took
Iks cloak and followed me.
When we came into his room, I observed tin
water was frozen in^thc ewer: ‘I will order tln
>erv nit," s iid I, “to bring you sme warm wat. r
in the morning to shave with.’' lie replied
\ouid rather! would not put myself to so much
rouble on bis account, f r that be i >uld lathe
his face with snow!" He then asked me if I
slept warm? “I amafrdd,’' said I, “1 shall not
i do so to-night.” lie placed his ckiak on my
n uid, saying, with a chuckle, “1 nad only to throw
jit over me and my wife, and lie was sure we
would he '.varni e'mugii then! 1 threw down the
[cloak and rushed oui of the room.
1 joined my wife down stairs, who, on my up
braiding her with the folly of inviting a perfect
stranger to sleep ill the house, told me, that lie had
introduced himself as au olii 1 r.* nd of mine, w ho
wished to see me on particular business. 1 then
hinted mv suspicion concerning him. and that I
thought it" was through Itim we were thus grevuus
lv tormented by the cold.
1 went to bed.—bm not to sleep,—not all the
blankets in the world could ever have made u
warm. 1 hesitated whether l should not go and
turn die stranger out, thus laic as ii was; fui I
might l>e mistaken alter all;—hew.is verygentle
m am , and behaved throughout with the greatest
propr.etv. so that I could have no excuse for so
doing. An I though there w . re \ cry many strange
circumstances attending hi* presence, still, they
might be accidental. I resolved, at least, to wait
patu-ntly for the morning, tbougli 1 felt as it 1 was
, spos d" to the i ir on .. cold winter 8night; but I
was doomed again to be disturbed. 1 had locKcd
mv room door (my constant custom upon going
to bud,) win n aboiit one o’clock, as l w as lying,
wid, a '-ake,—the stranger—the German—dm
fiend! for l mdieve be was all three,—entered my
roooin! tretnbliug immediately came over me.—
my knees knocked together.—my teeth chattered;
my hair stood on end,-—1 could scarcely draw my
breath. What could be his purpose? to murder
me?—no-no, I see it ah; the cloak ; the mysterious
cloak, the source of all my fears and npprehen
.j,thinks bv that to gain his purpose, and
f,moving I un aslce , lie comes no doubt, to cast
that upon me, and thus give the fiend, his master.
or other a power over me! Hr ft{ -
pro ached the bed.; mv tongue clave to the roof of
mv parched mom !i, and tear, ail all absorbing fear,
h id nearly clioaked me. Ho opened the cloak—
and another moment—and then-but rage, fear,
despair, gave me strength:——I started up;-—
“Viliam!" .•.aid 1, “l will not tamely bear it," and
grappling with him, l threw the cloak from me.
I now cared not wli.it l s;iid or did. “Hence,
-oared 1, “and *i k the fiend you serve!" anil ue
cidentally m the scutHc 1 cought liold of hi* long
pointed nose;—he -bricked aloud with rage ;uid
pain. “My G—d Mr. T-s.ud my wife.
“what arc you about?" 1 received a heavy fall;—
iinniediatvlv the whole was gone. 1 assisted my
wife into bed; for it seems that 1 had lain half the
right with the clothes completely off me: winch,
is often as she had endeavored to replace, I bad
ie iste l: and on her per-astmg, I bad eventually
seized her bv the nose, and we both tumbled out
if bed together.
THE DISAPPOINTED DIODE.
At an age when the heart is open to ev
ery impression; and forms with the same
readiness engagements and connections,
which in a man of riper years, would be
lie fruit of esteem and observation, St. A
-was travelling from hi% native prov
ince, to explore the wonders ot a metropo
lis which he had as yet beheld with the
eves only of hope. In the coach which
was to convey him to Paris, he found a
vouag man of prepossessing appearance;
a conversation soon began that terminated
m protestations of friendship, warmly rei
terated on both sides. Mutual confidence
soon flowed from their lips, and ail the
secrets of their hearts were revealed; it
was then that St. A-learned that his
new friend was going to Paris, to marry a
young lady whom he had never seen, but
whom his father and family had chosen tor
his bride, with the consent of lier relations.
The journey finished without any accident
and tliey arrived in the morning at Paris
where they took lodgings in a public hotel.
Scarcely had they taken possession ol
their apartments, wlien the young man
was seized w ith a billions cholic, which in
less than two hours deprived him of his
existence. Affected with the melancholy
fate of his youthful acquaintance, 5?t. A
_ , whose tender attentions had been
unable to raise him, thought it his duty to
inform the father of the future bride of the
overthrow of his expectations, and taking
with him the letters and port folio of his
friend, repaired to the house of the gentle
man.
The servant who opened the door, con
scioils that his master expected his son in
law, announced St. A-as such, with
out living him time to explain hirnseli,
embraced him with eagerness, and presen.
ted him to his daughter as her husband.
A-> naturally gay and volatile,
could not resist the temptation of deceiving
the fimnly a while longer, and played his
part extremely well. He gave the letters,
and being perfectly acquainted with the
secrets and affairs of his friend, returned
the most satisfactory answer to their ques*
| nous.—He succeeded, especially in cap
i mating the attention of the young lady,
| who with side-long glances admired the
I tea turns and fine shape with which nature
had blessed her lover. Dinner was an
nounced, and St. A- was placed by
the side of the timid bride; and the whole
family yielded up their hearts to joy and
satisfaction. The) oung lady spoke little,
answered with difficulty, and often blush
ed, while St, A-was polite and ardent
m his attention to her; and though the ex
pressions of his face were naturally seri
ous his conversation was pleasing and
cheerful.
After dinner the father entered into all
the details necessary to settle the marriage,
when suddenly fSt. A-rose, and tak
ing his hat, seemed anxious to retire.—
“Are you going to leave us. ? “lies,
answered St. A-, “important business
compels me to leave you. ’ “W hat busi
ness can you have in a city where you are
a stranger, perhaps you wish to draw mon
ey from a batik; my purse is at your ser
vice; but if you , will actually have re
course to a banker, 1 may send some bo
dy who will transact the business for you.
“No,” said St. A-, who continued to
walk towards the door, and they were soon
hi the hall; when addressing the father,
• Now that we arc alone, (said lie,) and
the ladies cannot hear us, I will tell you
—this morning, a few moments after my
arrival an accident happened to me. 1
was taken with the lullious cholic and died,
i promised to be buried at G o’clock, and
you will easily conceive that I must attend
the place of rendezvous, for, not being
known in this part of the world, if 1 tail to
l»* exact to my word, it would awake sus
picions of inattention to business that
would prove prejudicial to my character.
'I he father listened to him with aston
ishment, but taking the whole for a joke
returned to the lathes Bursting with laugh
ter, related the cause of his son-in-laws
hurried departure. While they were still
conversing on the subject, 6 o’clock struck,
it was soon seven, and the family were a
larnied at not seeing ?>t. A-. Halt
an hour alter the father sent to his hotel to
inquire. The servant entrusted with the
commission asked tor him under his as
sumed name, and received for answer that
lie had arrived at 9 m the morning, died
at 11 iV was buried at 6.—It would be difti
(ult to express the surprise ol the family
at receiving tins information; and as £t.
A-left Ins lodgings, and never visited
theie again, a general belief was spread
around that it was the ghost that spent the
day with Mr. N-, in social enjoyment
and conversation.
NEW STORE.
TOliN F. (XAKKE, A CO.
'Ye, commenced the merch.indizing l>u>i
df-l ness on Water Street, in the store house
to iiifilv occuj ied by John A. Forsythe, Jfc Co,
their stock consists of
DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES,
ill EENSWARE,
HARDWARE, ct CUTLERY.
ALSO
Cog. Brandy, Hot. A Balt. Gin, N. F.. Ruin;
Madeira, Lisbon, and Fort Wines;
Sperm and Fish Oil;
Spu. Turpentine;
Pittsburgh white Lend, in Oil:
N. Orb in* Sugar, of a superior qualify, by the
Bui. or lb.
English Blister, Crawly, and Shear Steel;
Juniata Bar, llooj, and Snap Iron;
A general assortment of cut. and wrought mils.
All of which wiil be sold as low as can be had
in this market.
Wheeling, June 11. 1S2H.
.1. M. THOMPSON, <fc CO.
rr> AVI: jn relived 10 Packages HA RD
\V \BE, j ur based hi Now-York, at Auc- j
Mm unusually low ; comprizing;
Knives and Forks;
Pen and Pocket Knives;
I Anvils, Vises, Butt Htnps and Screws.
A general assortment of liles;
Crowley and Blister S^ecl;
A few pair- superior Bnss Shovels, Tongs,
and Pokers:
Curry Combs, Till Locks, and Door Locks.
All of which will be sold unusually low.
Wheeling, June 11, 1828.
FOR S.JLE.
LOT No. I, in the 7th square in the
ow n of Wheeling, containing a convenient
USE STORY DWELL! SO HOLS Hof
brie!;, and a two story brick building in an unfin
ished slate. The above lot i- pleasantly situated
on the comer id’ Mam and W ashington streets,
and w ill be sold low for cash, or part cash aud the
balance on a liberal credit, with approved security.
An indisputable title w ill be given to the pure -
sor. For further p irticulars inquire of J. H .
CL mens, Jr Co. who are authorized to make sale
of the .-;une. ED. G. CAR 1. IN.
Merlins, April 2. 1 “2?. 14-6m.
.VOTIVE!
AH we sons indebted to the estate of FR EL DOM
POTTER, late deceased, are requested to come
forward, on or before the First of July, and settle
their accounts.—These having claims against the
estate, will present the same for payment.
LUCY POTTER, Executrix.
June 17,1828.
♦ to
r ^ i B ttl b
WMIISKE V!
G7 BbLs. Rye Whiskey. (Pennsylvania )
5 do Molasses
10 do Family Flour
10 Kegs Cavendish Tobacco, )
10 do Virginia Twist do j = rT
5 do Spun Plug do ? ? £
4 do Pigtail do ) 2 |
For sale bv ( ^ a~
j. C. A CHE SON Sl Co. $ '
July 30th, 1626.—it:
TO PKIINTKKS.
THE SUBSCRIBERS,
IIAVF. RECENTLY BEE* APPOINTED, AGENTS, BY
A. W. KINSLEY, Sc CO.
Proprietors of the Franklin
"TPS PC'JITTP.T:
ALBANY, NEW YORK;
And will attend to the Execution of all Orders,
eiitru-tcd to their care, for any of the follow ing
Articles:
Tvpes of every description,
Stereotype Plates, of any kind, that may be
wanted,
A great variety of Cuts,
Matthew Smith’s Patent Stereotype Blocks,
1*. Smith’s Patent Printing Pres.-es, and Nota
rial Presses, <
Washington Presses,
Second hand Rainage Presses,
Brow n’s Patent Standing Presses,
Hoc, Sc Co’s Patent Copy mg Presses,
t '-opperplate Pre-se-, Saddlers Presses,
I.itliogranhick Presses,
Bigelow s Patfcnt Ruling Machine,
Do. do. Bookbinders’ Plough,
Bookbinders' ami Carders' Shears,
Standing Racks for Case-,
Chases find Composing Sticks,
Stands and Cases, Parchment,
Iron and Brass Side and Foot Sticks,
Quoins, M illets. Plainers, and Shooting Sticks,
Steel and Iron Point-, w ith and without springs
Dallies of all sizes, slice and plain,
Do. with brass buttons,
Shccpfoots, Ball Stocks and Skins,
Promt’s Printing Ink.
flj* A very liberal discount will be made foi
CAS"‘ A. Sc E. PICKET.
Wheeling, January 2nd, 1»26. l-ts.
ROBERT DAVIS, Cabinet Mak
f r and I phoi ntkrkh: respectfully informs
the Citizens ofWheeling. and the Western
Country at large, that lie has re-commenced his
business, at liis Old Stand on Main Street, next
door to Mr. Cunningham’s Chair .Manufactory,
where they can get supplied xvith all kinds ol I as
cy Work, in Ids line.
(D* Country Cabinet Makers can he supplicii
with Carving, at the shortest notice.
WANTED.—Four JOURNEYMEN, to whom
liberal wages and constant employin' ill \\ ill be
given.
ROBERT DAVIS.
Wheeling. January 26th, 1*28. '*-ts.
J)r. ii us/t 's
\ NT I-DYSPEPTIC, or, SOUR STOMACH
^JU.I’I1.LS—an infallible Cure for indication.—
These Bills have been highly approved of by those
who have used them tor the above named disease,
,.nd .ire prescribed by several physicians of emi
nence m this and oilier cities. As a proof ol tliei*
pre-eminence over oHier remidie*. the proprietor
inserts the following copy of a letter, dated
BALTIMORE CITY, Oth June, 1*28.
Dear Sir: I fed it my duty to acknowledge
the great benefit 1 have derived from tin Use of
Dr. Rush’s Ann- Dyspeptic Pills. I have »otler
ed under that disease, m most of its forms, fur up
wards of four years—have travelled much and had
the advice of several physician*, none of which
were of much service tome, and l had lost almost
every hope of ever being restored to health. I had
|(»t upwards of forty pounds of fledi, and had be
come so weak, (particularly in ray legs) that I
found the least even ise excessively fatiguing. I
had inado u^e also of all the popular remedies
without benefit, and having accidentally beard of
vour Pills, I determined to give them a trial, anti
ciaatin" from tin* u>e ofthein no better re.-ult than
had attended the use of all tin; other remedies i
had taken—but in this I was happily disappoint
ed. In a few days 1 found my appetite much
improved, my food rested easy on my stomach,
my 3leep restored, and in the course of a few
weeks 1 felt myself a new creature. It is now
u. ;irlv four months .since, and I liave no return of
the disease. Some of my neighbor* who I re
commended the Pills to, have used them with
like j;ood eifect. (-on-idering your Bill- therefore
an inv;duable medicine, 1 cannot withhold my fee
ble testimony in their favor.
I am, i-ir, your obliged and humble servant,
(Signed)
J. R. HARRIS.
By indigestion, is meant loss of appetite A great
vveakne-s, particularly of the leg: and wasting of
the whole system. Heartburn, or an uneasy sen
sation of the heat ab<«it the pit of the stomach,
which is sometimes attended with nausea or sick
ness oft he stomach and vomiting, beiclnng up of
w .iter which i3 generally sour, paleness of the
countenance, costiveness, languor, giddine--, low
ness of spirit#, disturbed sleep, palpitation of the
heart, flatulency, Ac.
These symptoms vary in dillcrenf person- some
experiencing more of them, and soinele-S each
in the order and degree of hi* own particular
ci-e. IhesePilhact as a powerful tonic, neti
rah/.e the acid upon the stomach, gives strength
to the debilitated organs of digestion, restore the
appetite, remove uau^a a? the -toinich. ami ulti
mately recover the In kb of the patient. They do
not contain mercury in any form, nor do they sick
Cn ^l0_r "IUaC^ as lJl0S* purgative medicines do,
but perforin the office ofa sale and mild purgative,
and are not surpassed by any medicine. They arc
therefore particularly calculated for family 11SC.
1liiv enter of these Pills wan one ofrth* mott
eminent practitioners of medicine in the United
States, and u.ied them sucre'»fully m his |>nctice
for many ye-.rs. They are not got up v a nos
trum to delude the credulous, bu are recommended
on trie h ti, ot truth and experience. In order
tint tiny b' coiue extensively useful and within the
reach ot all, they ire utfered at the low yrice ofoO
cents per box. hy
WILLIAM BUTLER. Dn-gLt,
221 Baltimore street. and
J. CRUMB ACKER. ApaU.
. W heeling Vu.
H !:■ ruiiff, July 3QtJtt lo2r\ no;, ] j.
.it .
CABXIUET MAKlile
/gLKMEXSi StOTT^ZT!'*
Ni/xn the wove business two doors suit|
North W estern Dank of Va. u In r. •
ly keep on hand a *:ood assortment .if n'i,
TURK. They have on hand, ‘
80 Pair Curled Maple Bed
steads, assorted.
Bureaus, Side Boards, S0fa<
and Tables.
Together with a variety of other artH. „p
sons wishing to furnish themselves with'T
the above articles, or with any article in thtir >
of business, arc requested to give them u r\
they pass along; where for cash, or jv j !
country produce, good bargains may be haj. *
W heeling, June 4, l-vi".
POTTERS
VEGETABLE CATHOLXCON\
THIS MEDICINE has stood the test of 4
ena- for more than three years past, anfi^
achieved m the healing art—•cures which n»
the most extraordinary of ancient or mo4er
practice.
"kro preparation has borne such cekbn
ty, as :in alterative: and its innocent ^
lies, haw been at know
nonce of thousands. In u>ing tlie CathoLr.'..
restriction in diet is not required, nor does it l:.
icrrujtt the patient, pursuing the ordinary a\lXi.
tions of business.
In KING S EVIL or SCHOKL'LA, NECROSIS Of p
EASED BONES, MERCURIAL DISEASES, ttUlnii.
TI.nM, LIVER COMPLAINTS, ULCERS, WHrrit >*H.
lings, syphilis in its secondary stage, isii«,.
noN, Ac. Ac. flic Calholicoii has be»n i;v,
conspicuously useful; it also has been mtu
io debilitated and nervous af&eted por<ou>.
The discovery of a preparation adapted to tfc,
class of diseases, for which this is rec<jinnnm>M,
ono of the most desirable boons that ca t«
afforded to the unfortunate; and the pro|>ntu
trusts, that the undehvow of the benevolo*
humane, w ill be exerted in ditfu>iiig dm n„rs
of Ins invaluable remedy to the ears of tk*
who are groauir/g tinder affliction.
The numerous testimonials already dumit
the public in favour of this remedy; and in lut
ing been u-cd in the Philadelphia Pimumis
kv tor these two yearc past, in dise;u*es wb»y
resisted the regular modes of practice, forma Inn
uid important proof of its ju*t merits uuddjj;.i
CAUTION TO PI.RCIIA8KR8.
The wonderful reputation and demand for tb
medicine lias induced frauds; to secure the mil t
against them, in future there will be a -mill U<1
covering the cork of each bottle, beautifully t u
mted bv the geometric lathe, with the varii
GENUINE W. \V. POTTER," thereon: I
the cork cannot be drawn without deEwing tkii
label, the medicine can be known to be gtuuar
w hen it is not torn or otherw i.«e injured.
Price $3 per Bottle, or $30 per dozen:
ID Printed directions are on the Bottle*.
Coinmunications from any part of the world,
post paid, and orders for medicine will bennc<
tually attended to. W. W. POTTO.
No. 13, south Ninth-st. between Cln snut jA
Market, opposite the University of Peianthr
niu.
SOLD BV THE PRINCIPAL DRUGGIST?
IN THE UNITED STATES.
In Philadelphia,
By Issae Thompson, comer of 2d and Mule
Robert Pearsall, jr. corner of 3d and Market
T. \V. Dyott, corne of 2d and Race.
.Samuel r. Gritfits, jr. comer of ^th --
C'hesnut streets.
11. M. Zollirkottcr conrcr of 6th and Pin*
Fullerton A t iavton. Market street.
T. M'Clintock, coinef of otii and ( Jlo'i
Thomas Evans, comer of 3d and Sprucv,
S. C. Sheppard, .No. 107, south 9th.
P, Williams, comer of 2d and Almond.
E. ( row ell, corner of f»th and South.
George Melior, corner of 1th and Malm."
Rudd West, corner of 3d and Walnut.
Thomas Cave, corner of tilli and Mark''
Edward Pryor, Northern Dispensary.
A. M. A, F.. L. Cohen, Market atred.
For sale ky
CLEMENS* RAV.
March 19. 1H2H.—12.
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AND MONTHLY GAZETTEER*
I S now to be published in Philadelplii 'l
month, in a large duodecimo form, con ,,p®
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v\ here. It is to be arranged in two u* j^ Ut®® •'
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graphical Fketchi-s of various countries, iC‘
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dcvoi'sl to each section. This depaP,*'H> ,
continuation to embrace a Complete LB,> ,
(iaZ'ttccr. The page* relating to it '
detached from tbo miscellaneous depsftn®*®
hound separately. Complete number*
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S'-ription.
Philadelphia, June 17. _
\YOTlCE.
1 A EL per*oi*s indebted to the t*' *’ i0„,
sXJL’h'ui Roberts, deceased, are re<p>£*tc *
tie up their accornpt* immediately: of the* ^
put mto proper hands for colle<.li"0- • f j
those who have cl.,iiiM.again*l *<ud 1'! ,,f g?
present tile same properly authentic8*®1*
tlenient, on or before the l*t. of A"£" ,
DAVID ROBKK1', * j
REBECCA RWR«n *1
Jnnc 23d 1828.—26~6tf
- - ***jr
Proposals win ber**t'c,i ^
the 1st day of September ‘ Lf
the sale of the School bouse and t ^ 0
lot on which it is erected, as 1 \
r uigq of building-, fronting the ^iirfe . t0 >.**
Persons wishing to nnrcha*e will ...jJ
MLure or Marcus W ilson, a committ* \Y
by the Corporation to sell the same. .
JOS.VV.RAV,^
Wheeling, July 23, 1SW.—»c?

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