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Tmnce has long existed a .tmLcL demand for an
effective purgative pill which ~ad be relied on as
sure and perfectly sale in its opetion. This has
been prepared to meet that demanl, and an exten
eive trial of its virtues has conclusivd shown with
what sucess it accomplishes the prp~ designed.
It is easy to make a physical pill, bt not easy to
snake the best of all pills--one whie..shuld have
none of the objections, but all the adv"a gs, of
every other. This has been attempted herei and
with whatsuceess we would respectfully submit to
the public decision. It has been unfortunate tfo
the patient hitherto that almost every purgatie
medicine is acrimonious and irritating to the bowl
els. This is not. Many of them produce so much
griping pain and revlsion in the system as to more
than counterbalance the good to be derived from
them. These pills produce no irritation or pain,
tnmless it arise from a previously existing obstrue
* tion or derangement in the bowels. Being purely
vegetable, no harm can arise from their use m any
quantity; but it is better that any medicine should
c8 be taken judiciously. Minute directions for their
t.t. e oeral diseases to which they are ap
S~on Am the com
r, armention Liver C pan a
of .aundice, Indigestion, Languor and Loss
!!tite, Listlessness, Irritability, Bilious Headache,
Hilious Fever, Fever and Agle, Pain in the Side
and Loins; for, in truth, all these are but the con
sequenee of diseased action in the liver. As an
aperient they afford prompt and sure relief in Cos
tiveness, Piles. Colic, Dysentery, Humors, Scrofula
and Scurvy, Colds with soreness of the body, Ulcers
and impurity of the blood, Irregularities; in short,
aar and every case where a purgative is required.
They have also produced some singularly suc
ressful cures in Rhetunatism, Gout, Dropsy, (Gravel,
Frysipelas, Palpitation of the Heart, Pains in the
Back, Stomach, and Side. They should be freely
taken in the spring of the year, to purify the blood
and prepare the system for the change of seasons.
An ocasional dose stimulates the stomach and
bowels into healthy action, and restore£ the appe
tite sad rigor. They purify the blood, and, by their
simulant action on the rirculatory system, reno
ate he strength of the body, and restore the
wasted or diseased energies of the whole organism.
ieen an occasional dose is advantageous, even
though no serious derangement exists; but un
necessary dosing should never be carried too far,
as every purgative medicine reduces the strength,
whm taken to excess. The thousand cases in which
a physic is required cannot be enumerated here, but
they suggest themselves to the reason of every
body; and it is confidently believed this pill will
answer a better purpose than any thing which has
hitherto been available to mankind. When their
dtrtues are once known, the public will no longer
doubt what remedy to employ when in need of a
cathartic etdicine. Benng sugar-wrapped, they are
_l-ant to take, and being purely vegetable, no
en' can arise from their use in any quantity.
or minute directions, see wrapper on the Box.
Practical and Analytical Chelmit,
Prio !U Cent ps W Bo. Fij o oees for SL
Ier the rapid Care of
t remedy h* won for itself such notoriety
Sit res of every variety of pulmonary disease,
deuces of mtirly unnecessary to recount the evi
dac io v its ues in any commnnmity where it
hf aee employed. so wide is the field of its use
h and so numerous the cases of its cures,
i o every sect n of the country abounds
fpersous publicy knAvn, who have been restored
lmn . .rmig and even desperate diseaset of the
ugs -by its --, When once tried its superiority
ever every other medicine of its kind is too appa
ýntto ePm pe observation, and where its virtues are
to , the public no longer hesitate what antidote
to employ for the distressing and dangerous affee
tins of the pulmonary orans which are incident
to or lima ony in formidable attacks
p. the lungs, but for the milder varieties of
-, Covoas, HBoAsra5so&c.; and for CrL.
· . the pleasantt anrsafest medicine that
As it has long been in constant use throughout
tls section, we need not do more than assure the
peop qulity is ept up to the bet that it eves
Sbeen, n hat the enune article is sold by.
S. B. Rouge leb. "3 TS5J. L. VIALET.
The Song of the Camp.
1 Crinmean Incident.
Give us a song !' the soldiers cried.
The outer trenches guarding,
When the heated guns of the camp alliel
Grew weary of bombarding.
The dark Redan. in silent scoff,
.ay, grim and threatening, under:
And thi tawny mound of the Malakoff
No longer belched its tkunder.
There was a pause. The guardsman said:
We storm the torts to-morrow;
Sing while we may. another day.
Will bring enough of sorro.'
They lay along the batter}'s side,
Below thI smoking cannon
Brave hearts, from Severn and from Clvde.
And from the bahks of Shannon.
They sang of love and not of fame ;
Forgot was Britain's glory :
Each heartl'e1aled a different name,
But all sang "Asrie Laurie."
Voice after voice caught up the song.
'util its tenlder passion
Rose like an anthem ricli an4.trong
Their battle-eve confession.
Dear girl, her name hel.red not speak,
Yet. as the song grew louder,
Something upon the soldier's cheek
Washed off the stains of powder.
B(eyon'l the darkening ocean burned
The bloody omunset' embers.
While the Crimean valleys learned
How Enghsh love remembers.
And once again the fire of bell
Rained on the Russian quarters.
With scream of shot and burst of shell,
And beligwing of the mortars.
And Irish Nora's eyes are dim.
For a singer, dumb and gors ;
And English Mary mourns for him
Who sang of 'Annie Laurie."
Ah soldiers ! to your honored rest
Your truth and valor bearing;
The bravest are the tenderest
The loving are the daring.
A PARIS I.,HAxcE.--l arin is a city
of wonderful occurrences. The suicides
a lq wonderful,, the lives extraordinary.
and`tie deaths unnatural. Of the mar
riagesthtere are constantly happening the
droilest, the oddest, the oldest, the most
bizarre imagirhable, of which the follow.
lug is a specimetIt:
Madame, la c ** a very rich
wi ii - fauborg,
wecty for the purpose of
alms. In order not to attract attention
and pre"ent curiosity, she was in the
habit of leaving her splendid equipage
anti proceeding modestly in the omnibus
It was thus that upon one occasion she
addre.sed herself to a conductor of one
of the vehicles who had attracted her
notice by his pohteness and attention to
wards his passengers. She desired him
to reserve for her at a certain hour every
day a place in the carriage on the step
of which he pursued his avocation. Dur
ing many imonths the place was scrulu
lously preserved, to the great contentl
meet of the lady ; and to testify her sat
isfaction to the young conductor, who,
physically, was remarkably prepossess
ing, she one day abruptly observed to
him : I might easily pass for your mother
for I am beyond my fortieth year, but if
my age does not frighten you I offer
you my hand in marriage and my bril
liant p, sition ! Notwithstanding his in
tense astonishment, the conductor took
his cap and at once accepted her offer,
refusing, by way of generous acknow
ledgement, to accept of any compeis
tion for the distance she had already
ridcen. The marriage was recently cel
ebrated. The conductor finds himself a
man of 40,000 francs income and hus
band of a buxom person, whom it is his
delight daily to promenade on the
Chamnyse Elysees in an elegant calech
drawn by a pair of expensive horses, the
nevy and admiration of all who see them.
-Boston Post.
One of the promineut officers of the
Costa Rican army is a Prussian Baron
of the uoine of Bilow. He held a com
mand in the army of Blucher when it is
so opportunely arrived to the aid of
Wellington on the field of Waterloo.
Some years ago he took part in an im
migration scheme to this Continent
which did not however answer the ex
pectations of it progenitors, afterwards
lie took up his residence in Central Ame
rica. A gentleman who saw him in
Honduras several years since, states that
ire is one of the most expert marksmen
ire ever saw, and expresses the opinion
that if there are many like him in the
Costa Rican army, a bloody and doubt
ful contest is before the force of Gen.
Walker and his Nicaraguan allies.
No woman should paint except her
who has lost the power of blushing.
Ill temper, like rust, eats out the
virtue of the soul.
Execution of Henry Wilson.
The following touching and patheti
recital of the execution of IIENRY WIL
soN, the soldier who was hung for mur
der at Baton Rouge on Friday, th,
30th inst., we copy fioan the Gazette o
that date. \Vu must confess that tear
unvoluntarily rose to our eyes, at read
ing this beautiful-though melanehoh
lescription of an exhibition that disgra
ces the statutes of every civilized counp
try, and should be expunged from ever;
code of laws belonging to a christia,
Yesterday, at 12 o'clock M., this un.
happy man suffered the extreme penaltt
of the law. Before 11 o'clock, a largi
concourse of peple of all ages. colors
sexes anld stations had a~seinbled arounl
the pr;sou yard to witness the awvtu
spectacle of a human being, full of lifl
anid strength, suffering death upon thl
gibbet to expiate the crime of murder
The fearful preparation of the repulsivt
gallows had evidently been gone throughl
with in the morning, the scaffold was
erectedl, and every minutia performed.
nay, the ve-y rope itself was already tied
to the beam whence an immortal soul
was soon to be launched into eternity.
We entered the Sheriff's office at
about a quarter past 11 o'clock, and the
most heart-rending moans and sobs we
ever heard from a human voice fell upon
or ear. interrupted every now and then
i ith heart moving appeals to those pres
cut not to seperate the mourner from
him whom the grave would so soon hide
forever from her sight-her loved though
erling and unhappy husband ! It was
tihe voice, they were the cries and sobs,
of the unfortunate wife of tile wretched
man whose race was nearly at an end!
0, those cries, those tears, they would
have melted a heart of gratlite! We
thought then, and we say now, that not
for tile whole of the place, honor and
profit attached to the office of the Gov
ernor of the State of Louisiana, would we
again have those heart crushing moans
ringing in our ears! They would for
ever banish sleep from our couch. Poor
wife I Poor widow ! Poor mother !
The uufortasate Wilson himself, in
e.. tr, came forth and at
h I, but in vain, and
e officers, with all 'te kindness and
symnpathy possible, peo&rmmed tihe mel
ancholy duty. (We wiill here bear wit
ness to the praiseworthy iannU in which
the Sheriff and his officers tried to tem
per justice with gentleness and mercy.)
Having bid his wife a last adieu, Wil
son, accompanied by the priest who had;
been with him all the morning, marched
out, dressed in a long white robe, withl
white gloves on his hands, and ascended
thIe steps which led to the platform with
a firm and unwavering step. Once upon
the scaffold, he devoted some time to
prayer, and then addressed the crowd at
some length. His voice was as clear and
as full, and his words were as well cho
sen as though he had been addressing
a meeting of friends upon some common
subjects, instead of being as he was, with
tihe loathsome rope already around his
neck, and standing upon the Rail plank
which alone intervened between him and
the grave.
the grave.
The substance of his remarks were,
that he had been charged by common
report with having killed one man %e
sides the one whose death he was about
to expatiate by the forfeit of his own,
but that the reoort was unfounded-that
lie had never taken the life of a human
being before, and that in this case, it was
in a fit of passion, and not premeditated.
He also stated that he had honorably
served five years in the U. S. army, and
been honorably discharged, when he
married, and, a short time after, re-en
listed for the term which was about to
terminate so unhappily. He said, be
sides, that he had made his peace with
God, and was perfectly resigned to his
fate; that he, from his heart, forgave all
who had ever injured him, as he prayed
God would forgive him. He brought
his address to a close by imploring Sym
pathy for his poor innocent wife and
child, and hoping that all present would
be spared a fate as unhappy as his. He
had previously stated that Wilson was
not his name, but merely an assumed
one. McCann is his name.
His speech was listened to with pro
found silence and produced quite a sen%
sation on the crowd assembled; still, it
was spoken without the slightest attempt
at effect or the seeming of anything ap
proaching bragadocio. Never in our
life, have we witnessed a man dying on
the gibbet, in so dignified and courage
ons a manner. He met his fate calmly
and without faltering-indeed, it may
well lie said, that lie died with the for.
titude of a Christian.
ic At 12 o'clock precisely, the priesl
(who had never left himi) gave -ihiin his
blessing and a last embrace, a glass ol
water was handed him, of which lie
e drank a little, the Sheriff and an officei
)f shook hands with him, the lwhite cap
s was drawn over his eyes, the noose ad
justed and he was launched into eternity
The fall evidently brcke the spine, for
he scarcely moved at first, and about
three miniutes after, lie drew 'limself up
convulsively two or three times and
then remained motionless. Twelve min
utes afterwards, a physician felt his pulse
and prinounlced life extinct. A plain
black coffin was then brouight under the
scaftoll-d-is bodv was lowred into it a
Y few minutes after. and justice was satis
e fied and the law was avenged !'.
A Man in Bed Forty-Nine Years.
Thle last Londol Illustrated News has
Sthe following :
e On Friday, the 7th inst, were consign
ed to their final resting place, in the
church yard of Keigl.ley. Yorkshire, the
mortal remains of one of the most eccen
s tric individuals that ever lived; in fact
a parallel seems scarcely possible, of a
man voluntarily going to bed in good
health, and remaining there for a period
of forty nine years He went by the
t cognomieni of "Old Threelaps" in the
neighblorhood. but his real name was
William Sharpe. He lived in an isolat
ed home called "Worlds," (probably an
abbreviation of "World's End") not far
from Braithwaite, in the parish of Keigh
ley. He was the son of a small farmer,
born A. D). 1777, and from an early age
showed little pre-disposition to steady
work. When thirty years of age he
took to his bed and the room, which he
never left till carried thence on the day
of his funeral. The cause of this extra
ordinary conduct is believed to have
been a matrimonial disappointment ; his
weiding day was fixed, accompanied by
a friend he wended his way down to the
parish church, and there pat;ently await
ed the arrival of his bride elect; but she
never came; her father having sternly
and steadily refused his consent. Hence
forth the young man consigned himself
to a small roootm, nine feet square, with
the determninated of spendng the re.
mainder of his existense between the
biankets-which resolutuon lie kept most
At the time of Sharpe's death, the
window of his room had never been
opened for thirty-eight years! In this
dreary abode did this strange being i:n
I mure himself. He constantly refused to
speak to any one, and, if spoken to never
nmawered ; even those who were his conl
stant attendants. His father, by his
will, made provision for the temporal
wants of his eccentric son, and so secur
ed him a constant attendant.
During the whole period ottlidi self
imposed confinement, he never had any
serions illness, the only case of indisposi
tion those about him can remember be
ing a slight loss of appetite for two or
three days, caused apparently by indiges
tion, and this notwithstanding, be ate
on the average as much as any farm
laborer. Though arrived at the age of
seventy nine years, his flesh was firm
fair, and unwrinkled, save with fat, and
his weight was estimated at about 240
pounds. Theourious used to come from
far and wide to see him, but whenever a
strange' was ushered into his den, he
immediatetly buried his head beneath
the bed clothes. About a week before
his death his appetite began to fail, and
his limbs became partially benumbed so
that he could not take his food in his ac
customed manner. From this attack he
seemed to rally, and not until the even
ing before his death were any apprehen
sions entertained that the attack would
prove ultimately fatal. IIewever, dur
ing the night of Sunday, the 2d inst., he
became rapidly worse, and died at tour
the following morning. Shortly before
expired, he was hear to exclaim-"Poor
Bill-Poor Bill-Poor Bill Sharpe !"
the most connected sentence he had been
known to utter for many a year.
stated by German astronomers that the
sun is increasing his distance from the
earth amnally ; and in the course of six
thousand years from the present time,
it is supposed that the distance will beso
great that only an dghth part of the
warmth we now enjoy from thesun will
be communicated to the earth, and it
will then be covered with eternal ice, in
the same manner as we now see plains
of the North, where the elephant for
merly lived, and have neither spring nor
The river is falling, and the weather
warm, over here.
Tr.-Tlhere exists in Liverpool, England,
t society of merchanits called the Finan
ciai Reform Association, who make it
f their business to watch the expenditures
for the realm of Great Britain, and to
r note and expose extravagance or corrup
tion in the use of public revenues. The
Association has from time to time pub
lished tracts in which the lavished waste
of money by governinent has been shown
up. and retrenchmnent and reform loudly
called for. The society has recently is
stul a pamphlet with the ironical title
of' "The Royal Household, a Model to
Parliament and the Nation," in which
the enotnous expenses of the royal fam
ily of England are set down fr the
thoughtful to ponder on. From this
tract it appears that upon her accession
to the throne, the Queen had the pleas
ure of giving her official sanction to an
act of parliament settling £385,000 a
veer (nearly $2,000,000) upon herself
for life. This was £10,000 more._ian
was allowed her predecessor, Willam
IV. A t the same time the allowance of
the Queen's mother was increased from
£22,000 to £30,000 a year. Although
the people grumbled at this extravagance
few members of Parliament dared lift
their voices against it. In the House of
Lords, Lord Brougham boldly opposed
the grant as excessive. All who spoke
against the measure were roundly abused.
The statute which granted £385,000
per annum to the Queen, with £10,000
per annum additional for "home secret
service," provided for the particular ap
piication of the money as follows: 1.
For her Majesty's privy purse £60.000;
2. For salaries for her household, £131,
260; 3. Expenses of the houtsehold (i.
e., what Paddy would call "the best of
ating and drinking,") £172.400; 4.
Roval bounty, alms and special services
£13,200; 5. Pensions to the extent of
£1200; 6. Unappropriated moneys,
£8040. Although it was stipulated in
the act that the Queen should surrender
for her lifetime, the heredetary revenues
ehich her immediate predecessors had
been possessed of. yet, except the duties
on beer, ale and cider, there was no re
linquishment of any of these hereditary
revenues, and shIe now draws from the
civil list of Ireland and Scotland, the
Duchy of Lancaster, etc., the modest
sum of £283,000 in addition to the sum
of £385.000 voted her by Parliament,
making an annual income of £668 000,
(about $3,340,000 ) Besides this the
Queen is heir to all persons without le
gal heirs who die intestate in any part
of her empire.
Another necessary expense for keep
ing up the "honor and dignity" of the
crown is the income bestowed upon
Prince Albert, the Queen's husband.
This was fixed by Parliament at £30,
000 yearly, and her Majesty has heaped
.hirative appointments upon him, which
he~srly double the amount. And there
is the further sum of £110,000 for cer
tain Dukes, Ducheeses, etc.
The Queen also has the free use of
various palaces, which are keptin repair
at public expense. The cost is by no
means small, the appropriations for 1856,
for palaces, parks, gardens, etc., being
£49,693. Add this to the actual income
of the Queen and Piince Albert, and they
will be found to have as much as £997,
693 every year, simply for personal and
domestic expenditure and hoardings.
Whenever the Queen travels V land,
the tolls at the turnpikes are remitted,
and the Admirality keep a steam yacht
and provide her table when she takes an
excursion upon the water.
In 1842 Sir Robert Peel announced
that Victoria had "most graciously" de
termined to submit her income to the
"income tax," but there is n6 record of
her ever having done so; but when the
Secreyry of the Livorpool Association
wrote to the Treasure Department mak
ing inqu9ies upon the subject, the reply
was short and sharp-that they did not
answer such question. and that such in
formation was to be obtained only
through the Parliament. The sum which
the Queen would have had to pay dur
ing the recent war would have been
We should think that such facts as
these would make the English people
rather nervous, and that they would
soon be led to inquire whether they are
not paying a little too dear for the royal
whistle. It is said to be the last feather
that breaks the comel's back. There is
a rumor current in England that the
Queen is about to apply to Parliment
for a marriage dowry of £70,000 for the
Princess Royal, a young miss of sixteen,
who is said to be engage', to the crown
prince of Prussia. Perhaps this applica
tion, if made, may lead the public to
count the cost of royalty.-Boston Jour
neZ. I
Eagle nursed and hatched by an Eaile.
-About six weeks ago, Robert Came
ron, who resides on the Miama aver, a
few miles below Hamilton, Butler coun
ty, Ohio, discovered a bald Eagle's nest
on a huge sicamore tree standing near
river, and one of his sons, an active and
adventurous fellow, by "tall climbing,"
reached the eyrie, and made a prize of
two eggs of the bird of our country,
which were at once deposited under a
"setting hen," and in two weeks a fine,
lusty eaglet peckedl the shell, and made
his appearance, with lees pain and pomp
and circumstance than attended the
birth of the "enfant de France." One
of the eggs proved a failure, and this,
with the eggs of the hen, were thrown
away, it being con-idered that the barn
yard fowl would have quite enough to
attend to in the person of the feathered
"prince imperial ;" and the chicken and
eaglet are both, we are pleased to learn,
doing as well as could be expected.
The plebian nurse fowl is, we are in
formed by Mr. Cameron, apparently at
times very, much astonished at the ec
centricities of his Royal Highness, the
the infant bird of Jove, whose keen un
flinching eyes, and stout, sharp, crooked
Ibeak, and appetite for flesh and tish, are
slightly terrible, and beyond her appre
ciation. Still she attempts to relieve his
wants with true motherly devotion, anl
in trying to induce him to take a prom
inade, clucks at him vainly by the hour.
His legs are not serviceable, and dis
claiming to crawl after her, he looks
with eager aspirations, as becomes his
illustrious race, skyward. He is very
fond of fish, and luxuriates in rats and
snakes, though he is not yet strong
enough to skin them for himself. The
quantity of skinned garter snakes that
lie consumes is queer, he being compe
tent to dispose of almost his weight in
that article of prepared snake-Cincin
nati Commercial.
Tsre-'b"tpr aN Canacn.-The fol
lowing are the nine articles proposed as
a basis for the r rmation of the Sardin -
inn Church, to 1-brought forward iii
the next session of thi Parliament at
1st The Roman Catholic Church . "of
Sardinia declares its indepdndence of,
2nd The King of Sardinia is the Sore
reign Pitector of the Church of this
3d The Priesthood to be paid by the
4th. The canoalaw and the decisions
of the Council of Trent to be abrogat
5th. Tradition, as a source of dogmas
to be declared of no force..
6th. The reading of the [ioly Scrip
tures to be allowed, and their explana
tion left to the conscience of each Chris
7th. The Lord's Sip epp ~ ,tr reirv
ed under both forms.
8th. The celibacy of the Chu
no longer compulsory.
9th. The Latin language to be no
more used in the Church service; and
the number of the Church festivals to be
The Emperor Alexander II will be
crowned Czar of Russia at Moscow, on
the 31st August, being the fate of his
Patron Saint. The expense will be
about $2,500,000.
FREKDOM.-W1hat man in his right
senses, that hath wherewithal to live
free, would make himself a slave for su
perfluities ? What does that msan want
who has enough? Or what is he better
for abundanee, who can never be satis.
fled !
WILD Corroi or CAAGOUA.-We wese
shown specimen of cotton yesterday Mr,
Dunwell, who is just from Nicaragua, which
he found in the forest, while hunting on the
San Juan river, in Nicaragua. The stalk on
which it grew was six feet, high, growing
straight, and branchingbut little. The staple
is long and fne,snd themeed have the peculiar
ity of being quite naked, or yielding the down
from them without retaining the white fibrous
coating which is seen on the ordinary cotton
cultivated in the Southern States. This would
seem to give it an advantage over other cotton
in ginning, and to save much cotton which is
now lost by adhereing to the seed. A small
sample of this cotton, and the seed attached,
can be seen by the eurious at theDeltnoice.
Tan BarIr. A, wa mr GsAv.-We to-day
received, says the Boston Traveler, of Wed
nesday of last week, two announcements, one
of the marriage, in Hudson, New Hampshire
ou the 29th of April; of Miss Hannah C Howe,
the other of herdeath on the 6th of May. A
brief space between the bridal garb and the
robes of death.
Ladies are watches-pretty eoughb to look
at-sweet faces and delicate bands, but some
what difficult to regulate when once they get
to going wrong.
"Trying times," as the loafer said on enter
ing the Criminal Court.

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