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HOLLOWAV 4c DAVIS, Proprietor.
One yrar, in advance
Six months " ,
Three months ,
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The Kidneys are two in uumber, situated
at the tipper part of the loin, surrounded by
fat, an l consisting of three parts, viz : the
Anterior, the Interior, and the Exterior.
The anterior absorbs. Interior consists of
tissue ox veins, which serve as a deposit for
tbe urine sod convey it to the exterior. The
exterior ia a conductor also, terminating in a
aitigl9 tube, and called the U terus. The ute
rus are connected with the bladder.
fp The bladder is composed of various cover
sings orf tissues, divided into part?, riz : tbe
pejr, thi Lower, the Nervous, and tbe M u-
fisT The upper expels, the lower retains.
ea -.'"Many have a deire to urinate without the
ability ; o.bers urinate without tbe ability to
retain. This frequently occurs in cbildren.
To cure tbe'e affections, we must brinjr in
to action the muscels, which are engaged in
their various functious. If they are neglect
ed, Gravel or Dropsy may ensue.
The reader must also be made aware, that
however slight may be tbe attack, it is sure to
affect the bodily health and mental powers,
as our flesh and blood are supported from
these sources.
Qout, or Rheumatism.
Pain occuring in the loins is indicative of
the above diseases. They occur in persons
disposed to acid stomach and chalky concre
tions. The Gravel.
The gravel endues from neglect or improp
er treatment of the kidneys. These organs
being weak, the water is not expelled from
the b'adder. but allowed to remain ; it be
comes feverish, and sediment forms. It is
from this deposit that the stone is formed,
and gravel ensues.
Is a collection ot water in some parts of the
body, and bears different names, according to
the parts affected, n.: when generally dif
fused over th body, '! is called Anasarca ;
when of the abdomen, Ascitej ; when of the
chest, Eydrothorax.
Helmbold's highly concentrated compound
Extract Buchu is decidedly one of tbe
For diseases of the bladder, kidneys, gravel,
dropsical swellings, rheumatism, and gouty
affections. Under this head we have arrang
ed Dvsuria, or difficulty and pa if. in passing
water, Scanty Secretion, or small and fre
quent discharges of water; Strangury, or
stopping of water ; Hematuria, or bloody
urine ; Gout and Rheumatism of the kidneys,
without any change in quantity, but increase
in color, or dark water. It yas always
highly recommended by tbe late Dr. Physick,
in these affections.
The power of digestion, and excites the ab
sorbents into healthy exercise by which the
watery or calcareous depositions, and all un
natural enlargements, as well as pain and
inflammation, are reduced, and it is taken by
men, women, and children. Directions for
use and diet accompany.
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 25, 1867.
H. T. IIilvbold, Druggist :
Dbib Sit I have been a sufferer, for up
ward ' twenty years, with gravel, bladder,
and kidney affections, during which time 1
hare used various medicinal preparations,
and been under the treatment of the most
eminent Physicians, experiencing but little
relief. .
Hiving aeen your preparations extensively
advertised, I consulted with mv family phys
ician in regtid to using your Exiract Buchu.
1 did thisbecauae I had used all kinds of
advertised remedies, and had found them
wotthless, and, some quite injurious . in fact,
I depird of ever getting well, and determ
ined to us no remedies hereafter unless I
knew of the ingredients. It was this that
prompted me to use your remedy. As you
advertised that it was con-posed of buchu,
cubebs, and juniper berries, it occurred to me
and my physician as an excellent combina
tion, and, with his advice, after an exanvna
tion of the article, and consulting again with
the druggist, I concluded to try it. I com
menced its use about eizht months ago, at
which time I was confined to my room. From
tbe first bottle I was astonished and gratified
at the beneficial effect, and After using it t iree
weeks, was able to walk out. I felt much like
wntiDg you a full statement of my case at
that time, but thought my improvement
might only be temporary, and therefore con
cluded to defer and ee if it would effect a
perfect cure, knowing then it would be of
greater value to you, and more satisfactory
to me.
Jam now able to report that a cure is effec
ted after using tbe remedy for five months.
J have not ued any now for three months,
and feel as well in all respects as I ever did.
Your Buchu being devoid of any unpleas
ant taste and odor, a nice tonic and invigora
tor of tbe system, I do not mean to be with
out it whenever occasion may require its use
n Such affections.
m. Mccormick.
Should any doubt Mr. McUormick's state
ment, he refers to the following gentlemen :
Hon. Wk. tfiOLSR,
Ex-Goveenor, Pennsylvania.
Hon. Thos. B. Florence,
Hon. J. C. Knox,
Ju e, Philadelphia.
Hon. J. S. black,
Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon.D. R. Pokter,
Ex-Governor, Pennsylvania
Hon. Ellis Levis,
Judsre, Philadelphia.
Hon. R. C. (Jrikk,
Judge, United States Court.
Hon. G. VV. Woodward,
Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. W. A. Porter,
City Solicitor, Philadelphia.
Hon. John Hiolek,
Ex-Governor, California.
IIon.E. Banks,
Auditor General, Washington, D.
And many others, if necessary.
Sold by Druggists and Dealer everywhere.
Beware of counterfeits. Ask for Helmbold's
Take no other.
Price $1-25 Per Bottle,
OR SIX 110 -i 1XE3 fOR 6.
Delivered to any address. Describe symp
toms la all communications.
drerf H. T. IIELMUOLD. Drug ar 1
, Cajmial Warehouse, 5i4 Broad way, N. 1 .
ik up in
Steel-engraved Wrapper,
With fac-simile of my Chemical YFarehous ,
and signed
H. t. helmbold:
VOL.. XI,-
aooflancTs German Bit
ters, Joofland's German Ton
ic, 3oofland's Podophyllin
aoofland's Greek Oil.
Hoofland's German Bitters.
Is different from all others. It is composed
of the pure juices or vital principle or
Roots, Herbs and Barks for as medicinally
termed, extracts), the worthless or inert por
tions of the ingredients not being used.
Therefore, in one bottle of this Bitters there
is contained as much medicinal virtue as will
be found in several gallons ot ordinary mix
tures. The Roots, Ac, used in this Bitters
are grown in Germany, their vital principles
extracted in that country by a scientific
Chemist and forwarded to the manufactory in
this city, where they are compounded and
bottled. Containing no spirituous ingredi
ents, this Bitters is free from the objections
urged against all others ; no des'ue for stim
ulants can be induced from their use, they
cannot make drunkards, and cannot, under
any circumstances, have auy but a beneficial
Hoofland's German Tonic
Was compounded' for those not inclined to
extreme bitters, and is intended for use in
caoes when some alcoholic stimulant is re
quired in connection with the Tonic proper
ties of the Bitters. Each bottle of the Tod ic
contains one bottle of the Bitters, combined
with pure Santa Carz Rum. and flavored in
such a manner that the extreme bitterness of
the Bitters is overcome, forming a prepara
tion highly agreeable and pleasant to tbe pal
ate, and containing the medicinal virtues of
the Bitters. Tbe price ot the Ionic is $1.50
per bottle, which manv persons think too
high. They must ake into consideration that
the stimulant used is guaranteed to be of a
pare quality. A poor article could be fur
nished at a cl-eaper price, but is it not better
to pay a little more and have a good article ?
A medicinal preparation should contain none
but tbe best ingredients, and they who ex
pect to obtain a cheap compound "will most
( certainly be cheated.
They are the Clrentest known Iteiu-
and all diseases arising from
a Disordered Liver,
Stomach. r IM
PURITY of tho
Read the fallowing symptom!, :
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles
Fullness of Blood to the Head, acidity of the
Stomach, Nausea, Heart-burn, Oisgust for
Food, Fulness or Weight in the Stomach,
Soar Eructations, Sinking or Fluttering at
the Pit of the Stomach, Swimming of. the
Head, Hurried or Difficult Breathing, Flutter
ing at the Heart, Choking or Suffocating Sen
sations when in a Lying Posture. Dimness ot
Vi-ion, Dots or Webs before the Sight, Dull
Pain in the Head. Deficiency of Perspiration,
t Yellowness of the Skin and Eyes, Pain in
1 the Side, Back, Chest, Loins, Ac., Suddeu
I Flushes ol Heat, Burning in the Flesh. Con
stant imaginings of Evil, and Great Depres
I sion of Spirits. All these indicate Disease of
the Liver, or Digestive Organs combined with
impure blood.
The use of the Bitters or Tonic will soot
cause the above symptoms to disappea.. ,r; -1
the patient will become well and healthy.
Dr. Hoofland's Greek Oil,
Lightning: Cure for all kinds of Pains
and Aches.
Applisu Externally. It will cure all
kinds of Pains and Aches, soch as Rheuma
tism, Neuralgia, Toothache, Chilblains, Frost
Bites, Sprains, Bruises, Headachas, Pains in
the Back and Loins, Pains in the Back and
Loins, Pains in the Joints or Limbs, Stings
of Insects. Ringworms, etc.
Taken Iktfrsallt. It will cure Kidney
Complaints, Buckaches, Sick Headache, Colic,
Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Cholera Infantum,
Cholera Morbus, Cramds and Pains in the
Stomach, Fever and Ague, Coughs, Colds
Asthma, etc.
Dr. Hoofland's Podophyllin,
The mott powerful, yet innocent, Vegetable Ca
thartic known.
It is not necessary to take a handful ol
these Pills to produce the desired ellect ; two
of them act quickly and powerfully, cleans
ing the Liver, Stomach, and Bowels of all
impurities. The principal ingredient is Pod
ophyllin, or the Alcoholic Extract of Man
drake, which is by many times more Power
ful, Acting, and Searching, than the Mandrnke
itself. Its peculiar action is upon the Liver,
cleansing it speedily from all obstructions,
with all the power 01 Meicury, yet free from
the injurious rc&ults attached to the use of
that mineral.
For alt diseases, in which a cathartic is in
dicated, these Pills will give entire satisfac
lion in every case. 1 hey ner-r fail.
In cases ot Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia,
and extreme Costiveness, Dr. Hoofland' Ger
man Bitters or T nic should bo usd in con
nection with the Piils. The tonic effect cf
the Bitters or Tonic builds up the system.
The Bitters or Tonic purifies the Blood,
strengthens the nerves, regulate the Liver,
and jtives strength, energy, and vigor.
Keep your Bowels active with the Pills,
and tone up the system with Bitters or Tonic,
and no disease can retain its hold, or ever as
sail you.
These medicines are sold by all Druggists
and dealers in medicines everywhere.
. Recollect that it ia Dr. Hoofland's Ger
man Remedies, that are so universally used
and highlr recommended ; and do not allow
the Druggist to induce you to take anything
else that be may say is just as good, because
be makes a lirger profit on it. These Rem
ediei will be ent by Express to any locality,
upon application to the PRINCIPAL OFFICE,
CHAD. M- EVANS, Proprietor.
Formrrly C. M. JACKSON A, CO.
Thete Remedies are for Sale by DruggUU
Storekeeper, and Metttcine Dealer, every wher
throughout the United Statce, Cunadas, South
America, and the Wet Indie.
Adjourned Session of Court.
State of Indian, Wayne county, ss.
PURSUANT to an Order of the Wayne
Civil Circuit Court, there will be an ad
journed session of the August Term, A. D.
1870, of said Court' held at the Court House
in tbe town of Centreville, ia said county,
commencing on tbe second Monday in Novem
ber, 1870, the same being tho 14th day of No
vember, A. D, 1870, for the purpose of dispo
sing of unfinished business upon the Docket
ot the August Term, 180, of said C"urt. All
persons in teiested will therefor? take notice,
and be governed accordingly.
T''T Witness my name and the Seal of
iZZn said Court, at Centerville, this 8th
day of August, 1870. W. W. Dudley,
30tcc Clerk.
State of Indiana,
Wayne County,
Delilah Long. vs. Peter Long.
In the Wayne Common Pleas Court,
January Term, A. D. 1871,
DIVORCE: No. 4311. Be it known,
that, on the 25th day of October, 1870,
the above named plaintiff, by Peelle A Fox,
Attorneys, fi'sd in the office of the Clerk of
the Wayne Common Pleas Court, her com
plaint against said drfendant in the above en
titled caue, together with the affidavit of a
competent person that said defendant, Peter
Long, is not a resident of the State of Indi
ana, faid defendant, Peter Long, therefore
is hereby notified of the filing and pendency
of said complaint against him, and that, un
less he appear and answer or demur thereto,
at the calling of the said cause, on the second
day of the next Term of said Court, to be be
gun and held at tbe Court House in Centre
ville, on the First Monday of January next,
said complaint and the matters and things
thereto contained and alleged, will be taken as
true and the said cause will be heard and de
termined in his absence.
Witness Wm. W. Dudley. Clerk, and
seal. Seal of said Court, at Centreville,
this 25th day of Oct., l87o.
WM. W. DUDLEY, Clerk.
Peelle A Fox, Att'ys ol Plfff. 18-3tpf
State of Indiana,
Wayne County,
Alfred Laahler vs. John Kepler, Al
fred Cunningham, Sarah E. Can
ningf arn, Robert T. McCIure. and
Sarah J. MCIure:
In the Wayne Common Pleas Courl, January
Term, A. D.,1S71.
OX NOTE: o. 4509. Be it known,
that, on this 22d day of October, 1870,
the above named Plaintiff, by Peelle A Fox,
Att'jrntys, filed in the office of the Clerk of
the Wayne Common Pleis Court, his com
plaint against said -defendants in the above
entitled cause, together with the affidavit of a
competent person that said defendants, Rob't
T. McCIure, and Sarah J. McCIure, are not
residents of the State of Indiana. Said de
fendants, Robert J. McCIure and Sarah J.
McCIure, therefore are hereby no'ified of the
filing and pendency of said complaint against
them and that, u 11 'ess they rppear and an
swer or demur thereto, at the oalling of the
said cause on the second day of the next term
of said Court, to be besrun and held at the
Court House in Centreville, on tbe first Mon
day in January next, said complaint and the
matters and things therein contained and al
leged, will be taken as true, and the said cause
will be heard and determined in their absence.
Witness: Wm. W. Dudley, Clerk, and
(seal) the Seal of said Court, at Centreville,
this 22d day of October, 1870.
WM. W. DUDLEY", Clerk.
PeeleA Fox, Atty's of PIVff. 34:4w9
Ofhce of City Treasuter.)
Oct. 31, IS70.
JOTICE. In compliance with a Precept
issued to me by the Citv Council, dated
the 4th day of August, 1870, against the fol
lowing described Real Estate, to-wit:
On the East side of North Fifth Street, 45
feet of Let No. ll-, in Charles W. Starr's
Addition to the City of Richmond, Wayne
county, Indiana; the same being in the name
of William S. Watt.
Said Preoept having been issued for the
collection ot an estima'e made by the City
Civil Engineer, dated the 15th day ot Nov.,
1869, in tavor of the city of Richmond, as
p?r Report of tbe Street Commissioner of
said City, for the improvement of the side
walk in front of said Lnt No. 112, North Fifth
Street, amounting to Fifty-five Dollars and
Fifty-three Cents ($55 53); all of which hav
ing been done according to law by said Street
Now, I, William P. Wilson. Treasurer of
said City, eive notice that I will sell the above
described Real Estate at the door of the Coun
cil Chamber,
On the 23th Day of November. 18TO,
Between the hour of 10 o'clock, A. M. and 4
o'clock, P. M. of said day. if the nm, with
all tbe coats and interest, are not paid before
that time. WILLIAM P. WILSON,
Nov. 6, 1870. 34-3w$6 Treasurer.
Office of City Treasnver.)
Oct. 21t, isio. f
"JfOTICE In compliance with a Precept
issued to me by the City Council, dated
the 4th day of August, 1870, aga nst the fol
lowing described Real Estate, to-wit:
On the East side of North Fifth Street, Lot
No. 134, in Charles W. Starr's Addition to
the City of Richmond, Ind., tie same being in
the name of David S. Horney.
Said Precept having been issued for the col
lection of an estimate made by the Citv Civil
Engineer, dated the 1st day of November, 13
69, in favorrf the City. of Richmond, as per
Report of the Street Commissioner of said
City, for tbe improvement of the side-walk in
frout of said Lot No. 134, North Fifth Street,
amounting to One Hundred and Fortv-Eight
Dollars and Sixty-four Cents ($14S,fi4;; all
of which work having been done according to
law, by said Street Commissioner.
Now, I, William P. Wilson, Treasurer of
said city, give notice that I w ill sell the above
described Real Estate, a the door of the
Council Chamber,
On the 87th Oay ot November, 1STO,
Berween the hours of 10 o'clock, A. M. and 4
o'clock, P. M., of said day, if the same, with
all the costs and interest, are not paid before
thai time. WILLIAM P. WILSON,
Nov. 5, 1870. 34 3wf 9 Treasurer.
Notice is hereby given, that James Per
ry, Administrator of said Estate, has this
day filed bis petition to settle said Estate as
insolvent. Creditors are therefore notified
that said petition will be heard and determin
ed at the January Term, 1871, at the Wayne
Court of Common Pleas.
Witness my name and the Seal of said
(sbl) Curt, at Centreville, this 1st day of
' November, 1870.
Nov. 5, 1S7U. W . W. DUDLEY, CUik-
Notice to Heirs,
Of Petition to Sell Itcnl Estate.
fcTA IH UK INDIANA, Wayne county.
Court of Common Pleas. Notice is here
by given, that Sarah T. Mendenhall, Admin
istrator of tae Estate of James R. Menden
hall, deceased, has filed her petition to sell
the Real Estate of tbe dece leLt, bis personal
being insufficient to pay his debts; and that
said petition will be heard at the next term of
the Court of Common Pleas of said county.
Attest: W. W. DUDLEY, C. C. P.,
Nov. 5, 1870. 31:3tt3 Wajn c:
'Who do we Live For !
One by one the weeks go home
and the night of rest comes. We
have seen them go by our windows
to-night with their wages in their
pockets, for Saturday night has
once more marked the expiring ef
fort of the week to reach beyond
its boundary of time.
There went by stroflg, stout,
earnest men, homely clad, - but
honest-faced and good. Men who
live by toil who love their homes
and the ones there wailing their
coming. And glad will the home
ones be this night, when the bus
band and father can be with his
dear cnes and and the rest he so
And as these workers passed by,
there were in the crowd idlers clad
in rich apparel. Thieves, in their
bandbox attire, to catch the eye
and bewilder the brain of weak,
silly girls and women, who live
only for style and adventure. Men
of wealth, satisfied with their
profits, and hurrying home to the
banquet table and carousal. And
there were poor girls going home
from work-shops, after earning a
few shillings or a few dollars a
Looking out we saw a crowd of
people. Each person with an indi
viduality each one with aims,
hopes, thoughts, desires, passions,
ha.es, loves, uppetiies, duties,
doubts, fears trials, joys, disap
pointments, perplexities, specula
tions, surmisings, misgivings, and
separate tastes. How little one
person amounts to as he walks the
shore of the ocean what an icfi
nitesinial atom each of us all is, as
cotopared to the whole !
We saw forms and faces passiu
by we never shall see again ! Men
we look upon but once in a life
time ; then Ihey pass on to their
work, as we do to ours. They do
not know who we are we do not
know who they are. They are go
ing to their life to their death, as
we are. They cannot answer for
us, nor can we answer for them.
A passing glimpse a glance they
are gone from us. We look day
after day to see the thousands
come and go. They appear they
fade sway others do likewise ;
all too full of their own cares to
bother with us or ours.
Some of them may like us and
some may not. One may wish us
to do this and another to do that.
And in doing as others wish us to,
with no mind of our own, our life
would be frittered away till we too
be left a wreck on the wondrous
shore, of no use in the beautiful
And so we sat and thought. How
many of all who pass care for us ?
What sense to bend our ideas and
crawl under bars the passing crowd
puts up for ethers, not for them
selves ? Suppose we do this or do
that, as a few here or a few there
may suggest or dictate. We have
no right to dictate to others. They
are as we are individuals. It is
none of our business if he does
that, or if she does this, except in
the general line of honesty and
non-interference with the rights of
others. That man has a right to
walk or to ride. To work or to
rest. To wear this or wear that.
To like us or dislike us. If he
likes us for what we are in aid of
ourself, we know he is a friend
and so we love him. If he likes
us only for our Willingness to warp
ourself to his ideas, which may be
right or wrong, then he is not a
friend of ours, only to himself.
If he gives us the same right to
Uiink, to act, to live, as we concede
the right of self government to
him, he is indeed our friend, and
we love him with a! miration.
What if he likes this person or
that one ? It is none of our busi
nes3, so long as he likes us. What
if he likes no one? None of our
business. We are not justified in
binding others to our will and say
ing to those who are monarchs
with us, do this, and do that, or we
separate, no more to be friends.
By the laws of God we are en
titled to life, to liberty, to happi
ness. Our duty is to so live us to
secure the most happiness, and no
other person than ourself is to be
ibo judge. It is our duty to study
the road to happiness, and walk
therein. If our happiness is in
business, so be it. None should
say nay. If it is in the society of
one or ones we love, whose busi
ness is it other than those immedi
ately interested ? If we are happy
and contented in a city, so be it
if in the country, eo much the bet
ter for here is the greater chance
for happiness and longevity. If
we are happy ia doing good in
working to win men from dissipa
tion to a care for their manhood
from the gutter to the parlor from
tbe soup-house to a dining room of
their own from a life of idleness
to one of useful labor, let us so la
bor, and let those who do not like
our way, or manner, or mode of
life, or style of speech, or pecu
liarity of ideas, or choice of
friends, go and do different, for
they have the same right to follow
our example or to ignore it as we
Live to pattern or not: pattern by
All these persons come and go.
They meet us once, or more, and
are gone. Our allegiance is not
to them, but to that great princi
ple of independent manhood
so few ever dream of. We must
not try to please too many. If wo
can please and make happy even
one person other than ourself, we
do more than does one in fifty.
Too often we look this way to see
this, that way to see that another
way to see these and yonder to see
something else, till we see nothing.
As we strive to please first this
cne, then that, then another, in
stead of even one who in turn
would please, care for, and make
us happy all. the time fearing
what this one will think, or that
one will say. As if it would make
a difference with Him who knoweth
all things, what any one thinks or
Those who live to 'their own
ideas are the happiest( as those
appear best in society who wear
their own -garments. The ones
who really enjoy life are those who
walk proudly independent of all
save the mercies of God and the
love of eome chosen one. Those
who thus live are the happiest, for
they are so loved and guided by
the spirits of those who watch over
them by Divine appointment, that
tbey walk where others creep
run where others fall, and truly
live where others only exist. Do
you know one thing ? That is of
the life beyond our final Saturday
Night. If not, we will tell you,
for to night we are to write thus
to open with the point of pen a lit
tle place through which those who
would may look, and know as we
We so all differ in the continua
tion of our life over there, from our
life here, so much ! Now we are
wrapped.encoffined in intellect and
knowledge of those great truths
which so fill the minds of the ig
norant with fe3r, but which make
those who have been givpn lieht
such a joyous promise for the fu
ture. Now we are shrunken in
our ideas, ignorant except by in
spiration, of that knowledge which
will some day be given those who
are purified by the fire of heart
sorrow and ennobled by success
ful smuggling for the right.
In the grand and glorious Eter
nnm, the confines of which the
mind's eye of those who -dare be
lieve here will eventually reach,
we shall be greater and more pow
erful than here, as we shall be
We shall be greater as we shall
expand in ideas in liberality- in
noble sentiments and disposition,
not only to reach out for knowl
edge, but our willingness to be
guided by those to whom the way
has been made so plain there is no
mistake possible when it comes to
choosing between the roads. With
this outbuilding of the soul or
mind will come more greatness
than mortals dream of, except in
rare instances. This much for ex
pansion of intellect.
To us the future is no sealed
book. We know not its work in
detail, but enough to look for our
final Saturday Night with not a
feeling of dread, for Over There
we shall work, and shall win, and
shall rest with that other part of
ourself, as we all have counter
parts or loves, united as but few
dream of on earth.
And we shall be happier by con
centration of tbe heart. It is not
the literal "having no other God
but me," but tho having but one
object for the heart to rest wiin
other than the real power of love
which gives happiness, as ambition,
protected by earnest affection
gives expansion to the intellect.
Those who work here for a great
purpose will Over There reap a
great reward. And so, what mat
ters it to us what the parsing
5 1870.
throng may think ? We are not
accountable to the creature, but to
tbe Creator. We cannot say they
must do this or do that, but we can
tell them wherein is our happiness,
and how each week gives us proof
that we are on the right road, and
each day more and more able to
live and to work the better for the
preservation of our own manhood,
and the respect of those who dare
think well of a man for being him
self rather than a remnant of oth
ers, living to no purpose, other
than to gratify self.
But the week has nearly gone.
The hands on the watch face be
fore U9 point to within an hour of
midnight. One hour in which to
visit a tenement-house a lew blocks
j away, and perhaps do some little
good then for our rest, this beau
Uiful Saturday Night. Brick "
Pom buoy.
A Record from the Executive
An Extract fromPulman's for November.
It was the custom of Mr. Lin
coln, during the later years of the
rebellion, to hear petitions, at cer
tain hours of the day, from all who
chose to present them to him
tho formality of an introduction
from some Member of Congress
being the condition on which they
enter the Executive Chamber.
The writer of this record plea
ded for the discharge from mili
tary service of a brother who had
entered the army at fifteen years
of age. The petition was granted,
and the President kindly asked if
he could do anything more for her.
S'ie asked if she might be pres
ent at some of these public inter
views, and write no-.es of them
for publication. He answered that
she could do so:
Of many hundred petitions she
has selected a few only, and has
endeavored to present a faitlilul
record of what she actually saw
and heard on the occasions de
scribed .f
All day long President Lincoln
had received petitioners, and still
they came. He could hear the
murmer of voices in the outer
rooms, as they were anxious to be
admitted; and yet he must rest for
a few moments.
'Tad, my dear son, go to your
mother; you must be tired here.'
'No, no, papa; I don't want to
go now I want to stay and see
the people.' And he forced his
hands down deep into his pocket?,
threw himself on the floor un ler a
writing desk which stood near his
father, and settling his head on a
cushion, continued: 'Ain't you tired
of folks, papa?'
The little bell which the Presi
dent sounded a signal for the
doors to be opened remained un
runr and he sat with his hands
clasped together and his head
drooping forward.
His little 6on moved softly from
the room, returning in a few mo
ments with a sad-faced woman who
had an infant in her arms. The
President motioned her to a chair,
and she modestly stated that she
had come from a town in the far
West to plead for the life of her
husband, who was sentenced to
die iii six weeks, for desertion.
'He ran away lrom his regiment,
'No, sir, but they think he did.'
The President frowned, and
shook his head rapidly from side
to side.
'Of course, madam, you think
that he did not.'
Oh, sir! oh! ' And she began
to cry aloud, the baby joining the
chorus .
The President seemed much an
noyed, but, turning to her, kindly
If you can prove to me that
your husband did not run away
froro, nor desert his regiment, I
will have him pardoned. Will
you go on with your stoiy, and
stop your crying?'
'How kind you are, sir!'
A faint smile played upon the
President's face, as he answered,
'Please go on with your story.'
She told him she woo dangor
ously sick, and her husband, hear
ing it from a corxrade, went home,
about three miles from the camp.
The next day he was siezed as a
deserter, and dragged away. As
soon as she could walk a little,
she had gone to the officers to plead
for him, but they would not listen
to her. She was sick after that
long walk, and as soon as she
could get up again she had started
for Washington.
'It was a long and tiresome jour
ney,' he said sympathetically.
'Yes, sir, but someway, I felt, if
I could only see yon and tell you,
that you would believe my story.
I have no letters to speak for me,
only this one,' moving her hand
toward her pocket. 1
The President shook his head.
He was twisting a piece of, paper
over and over through his fingers.
Lifting his eyes suddenly to her
face, he asked:
Who ia that letter from?'
'It is 'from a kind minister; I
asked him to write it. He said you
did not know him, and would in
all probability not read the letter;
yet, if it would be any comfort to
me, he would write it.
Let me see it."'
As he bent forward to take the
letter the infant seized his hand.
The President patted the little
hands and face, and then leaned
toward the light to read.
How anxiously the woman watch
ed him! Bat his countenance
gave no indication of his thoughts.
Ha folded the letter carefully;
slowly he handed it back again say
ing: 'I am satisfied with it. I believe
your story. I shall pardon your
The baby looked up steadily at
him; the woman arose, as she ex
claimed: 'Oh, Mr. President, how can I
thank you!' '
Take this note to the War De
partment, and they will give you
a paper of release for your husbaud
from the charge of desertion. It
will make your journey home more
comfortable. Goodnight.'
God bless you!' she answered,
and was gone .
The President struck tho little
bell and a tall usher opened wide
the door until the room was filled.
Some of these petitioners were in
solent beyond human endurance;
some were Billy to excess; some
were ludicrous in their pompous
ness, displaying piles of letters of
introduction, which the President
would not look at. They would
however persist in their endeavors
to make him look at such letters
from such persons.
The President soon became cx
aspered, as he listened to one and
another. In vain he shook his
head and stamped his feet, and
brought bis hands violently down
upon the table, telling them that
he would not acd could not listen
to such petitions. They, with an
assurance never to be imagined,
would still go on.
Men with defiant faces, men
whining and pleading, and forward
somen, grasped his arms to arrest
his attention. His patieme with
such rudeness was wonderful. If
he expressed contempt for affec
tations, he also did not forget to
respect modesty and real sorrow
when he met it.
Again the little bell was rung,
and again the room was filled.
Those who had just gone out mut
tered their dislike for the good
man who listened from early morn
ing until late at night to people of
eery grade.
Often the President was grave
to sadnece. For hours iu scuces
sion he expressed no anger, no
mirth. Petition after petition was
presented in rapid succession. It
was the same story of sorrow of
fathers, brothers and husbands in
prison, each pleading for theirs to
be the first released in the exchange
of prisoners. Some bad dear ones
dying in camp, beyond the lines;
they were begging to go to them.
Hundreds had made the same re
quest. Oh, let us go to them only let
us go!'
There were bands of poor op
pressed sewing-women stating
their wrongs. Peace Commission
ers and Southern refugees.
Many times the President start,
ed to go to his private room; but
sad faces pressing up the stairway
stopped him as he was crossing
the hall, and he went back again.
Do, kind President grant my
The woman's voice was very
plaintive, and large tears were fall
ing, but she made no sound of cry
ing. No, no, I can not. I can not,
good woman I can not! I might
grant such requests, a thousand a
day. I can't turn the Government
inside out and upside over. I can't
please everybody. I must do my
duty stern duty as I see it. No
body wants their friends drafted
nobody wants them taken as de
serters. He should not have been
absent so long; he should not have
taken upon himself the appearance
of a deserter. How do I know
how does anybody know how
does the War Department know
that be did not intend to stay upon
the boat where the soldiers found
him? How does anybody know
that he didn't think about bis fur
lough being ended? " Didn't think?
That was his business to think. I
am sorry. Everybody ought to be
sorry for those who do wrong.
When he knew the laws why did
ho break them? When he knew
the penalty, why did be bring it
upon himself? Yon plead for him,
and tell me how upright he is.
That's all very well. It is easy
for us to overestimate those we
love.' You are his neighbor.
It is very kind in you to come so
far and plead so strongly; but I
can't I can't do anything for
Please, President Lincoln!'
'No, no! no! I can't I won't, I
won't!' and he sprang to bis feet,
but in an instant resumed his for
mer position in his chair, and
leaned forward to snap the little
Oh! oh!'
It was a sound of intense grief,
disappointment and surprise, all
mingled together; ; coming up so
from the heart as this peculiar
sound did, it arrested the hand
upon the bell, lifted the eyes that
were growing cold and stern to
the pleading face of the woman
before him. She had left her chair,
and stood so near that her clothes
brushed against him. Heavy were
the lines upon her -face lines of
care and sorrow; earnest wero the
tear-dimmed eyes.
Do, kipd sir, consider my casa
'a moment more oh, President
Lincoln! Remember, you were
poor once and and '.
Had no friends, do you mean?'
he interrupted, almost scornfully.
No oh, no! had a few friends
tried and true friends, who would
never forsake you. Only one of
them I know one, who is alike a
friend to you and to me . For his
sake for our dear Lord's sake
grant my petition!'
There was a striking solemnity
in her whole attitude; and thft
President turned very pale, his
eyes misty, sad, and then sadder,
as he repeated, slowly and rever
ently: 'For our dear Lord's sake!'
'Here are three hundred dollars,
it was made up by his neighbors'
Couldn't you save him from an ig"
nominious death, which he does not
deserve? no, he does not deserve!'
Take back your money!' cried
the President, throwing away from
him her extended hand. 'Take it
back! I do not want it!'
Only an instant his hand and
voice were raised, and then he re
sumed, kindly:
I shall not have your money,
good woman, the War Department
will not have it. Take it back
where it came from; and you shall
take back his release.
Oh, President Lincoln, I believe
you are a Christian . I will pray
for you every day with my whole
I have need , of your prayers;
I have need of all the prayers that
are offered for me.'
Oh, Mr. Lincoln, that is the
Christian spirit that is faith in
Jesus! Oh, let rne hear you say
that you believe in Him!'
I do,' was the solemn answer.
I believe in my Savior.'
And when she arose to depart,
the President also arose and open
ed the door for her, and led her
through the outer room and across
the hall to the head of the stair
case, and shook hands, said 'good
by,' and went back again to re
ceive more and still more petition
ers. t The authenticity of tbeso 'notes' is
vouched for by the writer, whose good faith
is well endorsed.
Emerson is not given much to
compliment. He says he hates the
shallow Americanism which hopes
to get rich by credit, to get knowl
edge by raps on midnight tables,
skill without study, mastery with
out apprenticeship,' power through
a packed jury or caucus, or wealth
by fraud. They think they have
got it, but tbey have got some
thing else a crime, which calls
for another crime, and another
devil behind that ; these are steps
to suicide, infamy, and the harm
ing of mankind. In this life of
show, puffing, advertisement, and
manufacture of public opinion, all
excellence is lost sight of in the
hunger for sadden performance
and unearned praise.
Economy is the. road, to wealth
and that can be practiced in buy
ing one of James M. Starr's ga
toves. With one of those and a
cents worth of gas, you can ccoka

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