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CHB e IS T H A S . ■ * T O I O l t a K T T I t f H B X So now' is oomc our joy fuFst feast *, Let every m:m be jolly ; Each room with ivy leaves is arest, And every post with holly. T h o u g h s o m e c h u r ls a t o u r m i r t h r e p in e , Rounayour foreheads garlands twine, Drown sorrow in a cup of wine, And let us all he merry. Now ah our neighbors’ chimneys smohOt And Christmas blocks are burning*,. Their ovens they with baked meat choke* And all their spits are turning. W ithout the door let sorrow lie; And if for cold it hap to die, W e ’l l bury'fc i u a C h ristm a s pie, And evermore he merry. Now every lad is wond’rous trim, Anri n o m a n m inds h is la b o r ; O u r laese* h a v e p rovided th e m A b a g p ipe a n d a t a b o r ; Young men and maids, and girls and hoys, Give life to one another’s joys; A n d yo u anon s h a ll by t h e i r noise Perceive that they are merry. Bank misers now do sparing shun; Their hall of music soundeth ; And dogs thence with whole shoulders run, So all things there aboundeth. The country folks, themselves advance, W ith crowdy muttons out of France; And Jack snail pipe and Gill shall dance. And all the town he merry. Ned Squash hath fetcht hisbandsfrom pawn, And all h?s best apparel; Brisk N e ll h a th b o u g h t a r u f f o f law n W i t h d ro p p in g o f th e b a rrel. And those that hardly all tbe year Had bread to eat, or rags to wear. Will have both clotbeB and dainty fare, And all tbe day be merry. Now poor men to the justices \With capons m a k e t h e i r e r r a n t s ; And if they hap to fail of these, T h e y p lague th e m w i t h t h e i r w a r r a n ts ; B u t n o w t h e y feed th e m w ith good c h o e r, A n d w h a t th e y w a n t th e y t a k e i n beer, For Christmas comes hut once a year, And then they shall he merry. Good farmers in the country nurse T h e p o o r , th a t e l s e w e r e u n d o n e ; Some landlords Bpend tlieir money •worse, O n lu s t a n d p r id e a t London.. There the royeters they do play, Drab and dice their lands away, W h i c h m a y b e o u r s a n o th e r d a y , And therefore let’s he merry. The client now his suit forbears, The prisoner's heart is eased ; T h e d e b to r d r in k s aw a y h i s cares, And for the time is pleased. Though others’ purses be more fat. Why should we pine, or grieve at that? Hang sorrow 1 care will Kill a cat, A n d th e refo re let’s be m e rry. Hark I now tho wags abroad do call, Each other forth to rambling; Anon you’ll set them Irt the hall, For nuts and apples scrambling. H a r k ! h o w t h e roofs w ith l a u g h t e r s o u n d , A n o n th e y ’ll th in k t h e house goes r o u n d , F o r th e y t h e ce l la r ’ s d e p t h h a v e fo u n d , And there they will be merry. The wencbes with tbeir wassail bowls About the streets are singing; T h e boys a r e c o m e to catch t h e ow ls, The wild mare In is bringing. Our kitchen boy hath broke his box, And to the dealing of the ox, O u r h o n e s t n e ig h b o rs com e b y flocks, . A n d h e r e t h e y w ill be m e r r y . N o w k i n g s a n d queens p o o r s h e e p c o tes h a v e , A n d m a te w i t h ev e r y b o d y ; The hone>t now may play the knave, A n d w i s e m e n p l a y th e n o d d y . Some youths will now a mumming go, Some others play at Rowland-bo, A n d tw e n ty o t h e r g a m e b o y s m o , Because they will be merry. Then, wherefore, in these merry days, S h o u ld w e , X p r a y , be d u ller? Ho, let us sing some roundelays, To make our mirth the fuller; A n d , w h i l e w e t h u s in s p i r e d sin g , Let all the streets with echoes ring; \W oods a n d h ills, a n d ev e r y th in g , Bear witness we a r . merry. TWICE KILLED. A 6COT1SH LEGEND. Translated for the Philadelphia Bulletin, from the French of F, Coquille. On leaving the tovrn of Grintach and en­ tering a wood which separates it from Glen- falloch, may be seen, upon a hill at the right, ruins of considerable extent, indicating that a castle formerly existed in this wild spot.— Tradition tells nothing of the date of its con­ struction, but it is believed in the country that at \Certain periods of the year, in the darkness of night, mysterious lights sud­ denly blaze up, and then may be seen a white figure, the figure of a woman robed in a winding sheet, who flies, uttering piteous cries, before a threatening specter who pur­ sues her. This vision is called, in the coun­ try, the Chase of the Dead. I lately visited this picturesque region.— Wandering in paths that I had entered for the first time, I hastened my steps in order to overtake an old woman who was walkin'* slowly before me. I found out that her name was Alice Gallatley. Her language and manner showed that she must have re­ ceived some education in ber youth. Her venerable face was full of intelligence. It was a living treasury of stories and legends, and she narrated them in a lively, figurative style which was not wanting in dignity.— Her conversation shortened the walk. The pleasure that I manifested in listening to her excited still more her natural fondness for old stories ; but when the ruins of Glen- allan appeared before us a t some distance, she became silent. I had already heard of the Chase of the Dead, and I begged Alice Gellatley to give me the details of the legend. She refused firm ly; it was a very sad story; it was more prudent not to speak of it, especially on the scene of its occurrence and a t the approach of night. Finally, however, she yielded to my entreaties. We sat down by the road-side, and Alice, casting a timid glance around, sat silent for a moment ar­ ranging her recollections. Tho time was solemn and suitable for such a recital. The sun was almost touch­ ing the horizon, tinging the horizon, tinging the scattered clouds with purple and gold. __ AU those sounds which give life to a rural scene were gradually dying out, and lig h t# mists were rising from the Tallies. The out­ line of objects disappeared by degrees, and the monotonous but plaintive and sweet cry of the cuckoo was no more heard. Alice began. I am sorry I cannot exactly repro­ duce her own simple language. “I t is a long time, a very long time ago.—- My grandmother was then a young girl and her father was game-keeper of the Earls of Glenallen at the time. The castle, the land and a ll its dependences belonged to the young countess, Mary of Glenallan. She was an orphan ; she was beautiful and rich, Twenty lords were rivals for her hand. “Now, there was In the country a young man of respectable family, but poor and without high prospects. His name was William Beaton. Mary met him in her walks. She knew he was an orphan like herself, and his misfortunes, more than his beauty, touched her heart. Against the ad­ vice of relatives, she married him. “So William became Earl of Glenallan __ Mary was, in his eyes, more_tban a woman. She was a good angel to whom he owed everything. His sweet words enchanted Mary’s ears and heart, and the old walls of the castle seemed to grow young again with the sounds of merriment and festivity. “One evening, when they were walking together, William, more tender than ever, was thanking his wife for the happiness he owed to .her. ‘You are my religion, my worship,’ said h e ; T have no other but you !’ And, as Mary put her hands upon his lips, chiding him gently, he added, ‘No I will have no other. I belong to you, and 1 defy Sa­ tan himself to turn me from the worship th a t I have vowed to you. “Mary rose, happy but disturbed. She thanked Heaven that she was so much be­ loved hy her husband, but why should he defy the tempter ? A t this moment a mes­ senger came to announce a visit from the Earl of Grintach. A t this they were much surprised. For fifteen years the Earl had been away a t the wars, and it was said that he had fallen m a great battle in Germany. He had left no heirs; all his wealth had re­ turned to the king, and the Castle of Grin- tash, in the valley you see there, remained uninhabited. But the reports currented of the death of the Earl proved false. He had heen, he said, a long time a prisoner in a for­ tress, and h e now returned, with his daugh­ ter, to dwell in his castle. No one knew of hi* having a daughter. She must have been bom, then, on the continent, durin<* her father’s captivity. “The Earl was a man of fifty years, tall in stature and remarkable in physiognomy. __ His forhead was marked by age and toils of war. His hair, his beard, and very eyebrows were white. But what gave him a strange air was his large black eyes, which glowed burning coals' in the mid t of this griz­ zled head. His fixed and piercing glance E®e”?ed to, penetrate to the very depths of the soul. Holy Virgin! his look was terrible. “Mary was afraid him. But William was captivated by the Earl’s manners and con­ versation. He spoke of many strange things. He recounted his battles and described the foreign lands that he had visited. Neighbor­ ly relations wero soon established between •the two castles. Mary hac to make the ac uantaince of the Earl’s young daughter!— Her name was Flora. She was a young lady very proud dfhter rank and her beauty. Her elegance was the admiration o fthe coun­ try. Her stature was low, b u t *he had the lightness of a bird. Her black eyes shown, like those of her father, with a supernatural fire. She was, indeed, a creature full of tal­ ents and charms. “Well, Mary and Flora found out a t once that they could not love one another. Mary especally concieved for the Earl’s daughter an uncontrollable repugnnce. Their visits became rarer every day, and finally ceased altogether. “I t was a strange abode, that Castle of Grintach. Blasphemy was more frequently- heard there than the words of Relhrion.— The Earl swore on all occasions, and tiie ser­ vants outswore their master. There was never any service on Sunday ; they were hard upon the poor, and drove them with­ out pity from the door or set their dogs up­ on them. The fair Flora herself had neither religion nor charity. It was a scandal to the whole c o u n try; but people were care ful not to (alk of it, for the Earl was dread ed. The village pastor, a brave man, had gone a t first to visit him and compliment him on his return. None knew what he had saw or heard, but it is certain that lie came home quite terrified, like a inan who escaped great danger. “There was, however, one who became daily more attentive a t the Castle of Grin­ tach, and that was William of Glenallan— Besides his friendship for the Earl, and a more powerful attraction, he soon accustom­ ed himself to pleasures which, untiljthen, he had not known. Every day the castle as­ sumed a gayer aspect. Noblemen were seen arriving tonstantly. The mornings were generally spent in hunting. Often a poor man, a t work in the valley, heard in the depths of the forest the sound of horns, and then soon after would see emerging from one side of tlie mountain a yelping pack, fol­ lowed by a troop of horsemen. This passed like a whirlwind, beating down the grain and grass of the fields. Wo to him who dared to complain of i t ! The Earl could not bear complaints, and ho was wont to answer them with blows of his whip. “When evening arrived the castle was illu­ minated with a thousand lights. The glare and the noise escaped from all the windows. Then the orgie began and the clatter of glasses, the noise, the merry cries, the quar­ rels and the licentious songs of the revellers were heard. After the feast came gaming. These noblemen being wealthy personages, I the tumult was redoubled. Gold and silver rolled upon the tables, and the country peo­ ple, who watched and listened afar oft’ caught strange words, whose meaning they did not understand, but which surely signified some­ thing terrible, for no one could explain them. Finally the lights were put out, the dawn appeared, aud as if these people feared to continue their pleasures in the face of day, the revel suddenly ceased. ‘ William took the way to Glenallan, where he always found Mary, who was wait­ ing for him and had not retired. Whilst the Castle of Grintach re echoed with fes­ tive sounds, and blazed like an incendiary fire, the Castle of Glenallan was wrapped in darkness and silence. Only from a single window a feeble light was observed, which burned every night and lasted till morning. It was there that Mary watched, reading the Holy Book and repeating prayers which were not granted. A las! William was much changed for her, since the arrival of the Earl and his daughter. He loved Flora, and this love, which he would not confess to himself, had not escaped Mary. She strug­ gled long against the influence of lier rival, and it is a holy cause, that of a poor young woman who seeks to recover the lost love of her husband. Mary would have succeeded, without doubt, if she had had only an ordi­ nary temptation to combat. She uttered no complaints or reproaches to W illiam; she concealed her tears, and showed onty a hap­ py face while there was death in her heart. “She took pains with her appearance, and covered herself with rich ornaments. Nev­ er had her long, fair hair been more soft and lustrous. Aud then there were sweet ca­ resses, tender words, and a hundred inno­ cent coquetries inspired by her heart. W hat more could a poor woman do ? William did justice to these amiable qualities. He cursed his fatal love; he swore to tear it from his heart; hut a power .stronger than his will took him back to the Castle of Grintach.— He saw Flora again and forgot all else. To silence conscience he played and lost large sums. His friend, the Earl of Grintach gen­ erously opened his purse to him, and Will­ iam drew from it without counting how much. The excitement of play, the noise of instruments, the wines and liquors which flowed freely, the oppressive heat of the rooms, the presence of Flora a t his side, all united to lead astray the unlucky 'William. His brain whirled; he felt enslaved—posj sessed. While night 'asted he gave himself up to this kind of delirium, and he woke in the morning as if from a night-mare. “He went out of the castle with a haggard look, his head burning and his step un­ steady. By degrees the fresh air relieved his distress and cooled his blood. He became ashamed of himself; he threw himself at his wife’s feet, embraced her knees, and gave her caresses which were, alas! no more of love, but of repentance. Mary wept with him ; she raised him to his feet, comforted with kind words the ungrateful .being who owed all to her, and whom she loved in spite of h er wrongs. My Lord, they were greater than she supposed. The amount he owed to the Earl was almost equal to the whole remainder of his wife’s fortune; for Mary, a t her marriage, had given him half of all she possessed and made him her heir.— The Earl, who had made full enquiries on the subject, once said to him, ‘Don’t trouble yourself; I can wait,’ and he added, laugh­ ingly, ‘by my patron saint! it is a great pity you are not a bachelor; you might mar­ ry my daughter and all would he well. Do you know that, if the Countess were dead, you would be an excellent match ? Her health, they say, is delicate.’ “Such words at first shocked William; but he became accustomed to them by de­ grees. The future that they revealed to him atterad his passion. They did not fall to the ground. No: William revolved them long in his mind. He became dull and dreamy. His look was dark as night-storm. When his burning eyes were following tho steps of Flora, he would start suddenly, as if some horrible thought entered into liis .mind.— Recovering himself, he would avoid the pres­ ence of Mary and walk alone in a retired part of the castle. No one dare approach or speak to him. Holy Yirgin ! how thin and pale he was 1 “Mary, on her part, was rapidly growing feebler. The solitude in which she lived, the jealously which consumed her heart, the constraint she imposed on herself to suppress her tears and to smile a t hei destroyer—all these causes were killing her. She had long fainting fits and swoons, which every day became more alarming. One evening, when she felt more depressed than usual, she -sent for William, who was preparing already to leave for the Gastle of Grintach. There was to he a grand festival there that evening, to be followed by a ball. A t the sight of his wife, whom he had not seen for some time, and whose features were changed by grief and disease, William felt a pang of remorse He sat down by her and burst into tears.— Mary thanked him for having come, and beg­ ged him not to leave her. ‘Do not go to this festival,’ said s h e ; ‘make this sacrifice for me; you would reproach yourself if any misfortune happened to me in your abscence. Stay here, near my bed; your presence will do me good; I see you seldom. Perhaps it is a dying woman who implores you; my husband, do not reject my p rayer!’ “William remained, and Mary, happy at having him near her, slept peacefully with her hand in his. Two hours after, when she awoke, William was not there. The image of Flora, surrounded by his rivals, had triumphed over his resolution. To see her again he had sacrificed everything. He was at the summit of his wishes when the Earl took him aside and talked a long time with him about the expense he was put to to maintain his rank. He finished by beg­ ging him to pay him what he owed him. “At this moment the old game-keeper of the Castle of Glenallan (his name was Don­ ald, and he was my grandfather,) came and asked for his master a t the door of the ball room. He was charged with a sad message : the Countess was dead—dead suddenly.— WPIiam was overcome by this news. The Earl and his daughter hastened to console him. Finally they let him go ; but before he left,-Flora pressed his haud. He return­ ed in all haste to Genallan, not saying a word the whole way. He did not ask the particulars of this sudden death. His con­ science explained i t all to him. “ Poor Mary was stretched upon her bed, as white as the shejt that covered her.— Wax tapers were already burning in the chamber, and the old village priest was re- citing, in a, low voice, the prayers for the dead. William approached trembling, dropped upon a chair, and remained there motionless, his eyes fixed upon the bed where the body of his unhappy wife was ly­ ing. He did not weep—ho did not pray.— God knows what his thoughts were. “ Thus passed the day. I t was decided that the burial should take place the next day. When night came, William declared that he would watch by the Countess, and dismissed every body else. The good priest tried to dissuade him from this resolution ; hut William would not listen to hiin.^ Ihe Earl of Grintach presented himself in tlio evening, and asked to speak to him. Now it appeared that the Earl would not enter the chamber of death, and W illiam was obliged to go out to him. They walked to­ gether for some moments in the gallery. What did they say? No knows: but the Countess’ women remarked, when they withdrew, that William was less gloomy than he had been, and that a strange lira was burning in his eyes. “At last the Earl of Grintach was shut up alone with his dead wife. A profound silence reigned in the castle. William was seated in a corner of the room where he could not see Mary. Thus passed long hours. “It is in such moments that the mind turns upon itself, and is open to good thoughts. But William thought only of his love. His wildest hopes were now realized. Thus he would pay his debts. The fortune of her whom he dared not name was hence­ forth liis. Now there was no restraint upon his aspirations. He trembled then and lis­ tened. The silence and solitude around him; this place of death; these tapers which shed a ghastly light; the corpse which the curtains hid from his view—all affected his imagina­ tion. Now and then he thought he saw the drapery tremble; he thought the winding sheet moved. “The unsteady light of the wax tapers probably produced this effect. In vain he changed his position- He could not escape from his imagination; the same fancy pur- sued him every where. A t last the illusion became so strong that, without daring to look behind him, he rushed out of the chamber of dealh into the n ext room, leaving the com­ municating door open. He threw himself into an arm chair, covering his face with his hands. “When he raised his head he saw upon the door-sill a tall, white figure, wrapped in drapery which reached to her feet.—It was Mary—not dead, but living, and restored from a lethargy which had lasted for twenty hours. 'She approached her husband; she spoke to him. But he gazed on her with terror. When she stooped to take his hand, he repulsed her and sprang up furious. My lord, the good God had deserted him; the tempter p evailed. Mary, poor Mary was frightened. She felt her danger, and at­ tempted to fly. But. William pursued her with curses. Ilis lips foamed; his eyes flashed; he drew hisi sword. With an un­ certain hand he struck a first blow. Mary uttered a scream and fled into the gallery.— lie ran after her, overtook her, and, dash­ ing her at his feet, struck her with his sword struck her till cries and groans ceased. “The murderer, terified at his crime, with­ drew into the shadow at the side of his vic­ tim. leaning forward and gazing a t the corps, as if he expected something supernatural!— But he saw nothing but the rippling of the blood, which escaped from the wounds and ran in long streams under his feet. He was horror-stricken; his hair stood on end, and the cold sweat broke o u t on his forehead. “Suddenly a burning breath passed over his face, and before him, in the depth of the darkness, he saw—Holy Virgin protect u s ! he saw a face like tliat of the Earl of Grin bach. The lower p art of the figure was hid­ den in darkness. He saw only two burning eyes which consumed him, and a sneering mouth—the eyes and the mouth were the Earl’s. Suddenly the mouth spoke with a ringing voice: ‘“ Well!” said the voice; ‘thou hast defied me; look !—twice killed IS “A t this moment theobscurity appeared to pass away. The phantom separated from the shadows; it grew larger; took gigantic proportions, and a hand armed with frightful nails, stretched out towards the wretched William. The latter fled aghast across tlie gallery; but he fled in vain—the 6hadow would not quit him. I t glided noiselessly over the flag stones, and the murderer felt the burning breath upon his neck, and saw the terrible hand ready to clutch him. “This pursuit lasted a good part of the night. The people of the castle heard pite­ ous cries; they saw terrible forms passing and repassing the windows; but a supernat­ ural power kept them in the lower stories of the building. When day appeared, they found the Countess stretched upon her bed, with many ghastly sword wounds. Her shrond was stained with her blood—she was dead. As to the miserable William, no one could tell what became of him. Some said that the tempter carried him off; others that he took refuge in a inonastry, and there pas­ sed the short remainder of his days in fast­ ing and penitence, and it was from him that it is supposed the details of this history were obtained. “But what caused most astonishment and terror was, that from the morning after that fatal night, the Gastle of Grintach was deser­ ted—all was as it had been formerly. The Earl and his daughter, their people, their horses, everything, even to the rich furniture, had disappeared. To look upon the dusty and cobweb covered walls, you would have thought that they had been abandoned for fifteen years. Soon they fell into ruin. “It was the same thing with the Castle of Glenallan. The heirs of the Countess dared not dwell there after the event of which it had been the theatre. The dead alone re­ turn there a t times. My eyes have not seen them; but they say that of the three shad­ ows that there pursue one another, the two first are the Countess and her husband.— The third!—may the good God save us from the Tempter!” Alice Gellantley made the sign of the cross and rose. Wc continued our way in silence. The moon shone in the heavens and cast on every object a fantastic light. I turned my eyes' towards the ruin of Glenallan. and at this moment they appeared as if illuminated. The moonlight was playing in the empty spaces of the windows W hether it was re­ ality or an illusion, it appeared (o me three times as if something passed and intercepted the light. Was it the Chase of the Dead ? ESPIONAGE IN LOO-CHOO. The perfection to which tlie Bystem of espisonage is carried in Loo-Choo—and con­ sequently in Japan, for the system is no doubt the some in both countries—is almost incredible. I have no doubt that before the second day of our trip was over, the fact was known throughout the whole Island, and watchers were set around every village, to look out for our approach. We were surrounded with a secret power, the tokens of which were invisible, yet which we- could not move a slep without feeling. We tried every means to elude it, b ut in vain. The lovely villages with which the island is dot­ ted were deserted at our approach, and the inhabitants so well concealed that we rarely succeeded in finding them. Only the labor­ ers who were at work in the fields were al­ lowed to remain, and even they were obliged to keep a t a distance from our path. We changed our course repeatedly, in the en­ deavor to mislead the spies, but they seemed to comprehend our design by a species of instinct, and wherever we went they had been before ns. We scattered our forces, each one taking a separate course, hut the spies were still more numerous than we.— We could perceive, however, from the de­ meanor of the natives, that they were well disposed towards us ; and that it was not so much fear of ourselves, as dread of the pow­ der and their rulers, which kept them aloof. I had a great desire to learn something of their social and domestic life, and made fre­ quent efforts to accomplish my object by plunging into the wood from time to time, outstripping the spies, and then darting sud­ denly into some neighboring village. Al­ though I entered many houses, in two or three instances only, did I find the inhabi- itants within. On my appearance, which must have been very unexpected and start­ ling, the women fell on their knees, uplifting both hands in an attitude of supplication, while the men prostrated themselves and struck their foreheads on the earth. I could only assure them hy signs ormy friend­ ly disposition, and found! no difficulty in al­ laying their apprehensions whenever the spies gave me tim e enough. On one occasion, where I found two women employed in weaving the coarse cotton cloth of the coun­ try, after the first surprise was over, they quietly resumed their occupation. In other respects tho journey was as agreeable as it was intdesting. The island is one of the most beautiful in the world, and contains a greater variety of Bcenery than T have ever seen within the same extent of territory. The villages and hillsides are cultivated with a care and assiduity which puts even Chinese agriculture to shame; the hills are crowned with picturesque grove of the Loo-Choo pine, a tree which the ar­ tist would prize much more highly than the lumberman; the villages are embowered with arching lanes of bamboo, the tops of which interlace and form avenues of perfect shade; while from the deep indentations of both shores the road along the spinal ridge of the island commands the most delightful prospects of the bays and green headlands on either side. In the sheltered valleys the clusters of sago palm and banana trees gives the landscape the character of the tropics; on the hills, the forests of pine recall the scenery of the Temperate zone. The north­ ern part o fthe island abounds with marshy thickets and hills overgrown with dense woodland, infested with wild boars, but the Southern portion is one vast garden. The villages all charmed us hy the great taste and neatness displayed in their con­ struction. In the largest of them there were buildings called cung quas, erected for the accommodation of the agents of the Gover- ment, on their official journeys through the island. They were neat wooden dwellings with tiled roofs, the floors covered with soft matting, and the wa]L fitted with sliding screens, so that the whole house could be thrown open or divided into rooms a t pleas­ ure. They were surrounded with gardens, inclosed by trim hedges, and were always placed in situations where they commanded the view of a pleasant landscape. These. buildings were appropriated to our use, and when, after a hard day’s tramp, we had hois ted our flag upon the roof and stretched ourselves to rest upon the soft malting, we would not have exchanged places with the old viceroy himself. As a matter of precau­ tion, we kept regular watches through the night, but the natives also kept a counter- watch upon us. The cung qua was often surrounded with a string of watch-fires and as the inhabitants seized this opportu nityofgratifying their curiosity, we frequent­ ly saw hundreds of dusky heads peering at ua through the gloom, until the appearance of one of the Goverrnent spies scattered them as effectually as if a bomb-shell had exploded among them .—Bayard Taylor's “visit to Japan ” iu 1853. From the New Orleans Bee. Living on One’s Wits. Nine persons sailed from Balse down the Rhine. B Jew, who wished to go to Sclial- ampi, was allowed to come on board and journey with them, on condition that he would conduct himself with propriety, and pive the captain fifteen kreutzers for his gassage. Now, it is true that something jingled in the Jew ’s pocket when he struck his hand against it; but the only money therein was a twelve kreutzer piece—for the other was a brass button. Nothwithstanding this, he accepted the offer, ivith gratitude, for, he thought to himself, “something may be earn ed, even upon the water. There is many a man who has grown rich on the Rhine.” During the first part of the voyage, the passengers were very talkative and merry, and the Jew, with wallet under his arm- for he did not lay it aside—was the object of much mirth and mockery, as, alas ! is of­ ten the case, with those of his nation. But as the vessel sailed onward, and passed Tur- rington and St. Yert, the passengers one af­ ter the other grew silent, gazed down the river until one spoke o u t : “Come, Jew, do you know any pastime that will amuse us? Your fathers must have contrived many a one during their long stay in the wilderness.” Now is the time, thought the Jew, to shear my sheep! And he proposed that they should set around in a circle and pro­ pound curious questions to each other, and he with their permission, would 6it down with them. Those who could not answer the question, should pay the one who pro­ pounded them a twelve kreutzer piece, and thsoe who answered them pertinently, should receive a twelve kreutzer piece. The proposal pleased the company, and hoping to divert themselves with the Jew ’s wit or stupidity, each one asked at ran­ dom whatever entered his head. Thus, for example, the first one asked: “How many soft boiled eggs could the giant eat on an empty stomach ?” All said that it was impossible to answer that question, and each paid over their twelve kreutzers. But the Jew said, “One, for he who has ea­ ten one egg, cannot eat a second on an emp­ ty stomach,” and the other paid him twelve kreutzers. 'v > The second one thought, wait, Jew, I will try yon out of -the New Testament, and I think I shall win my piece. “Why did the Apostle Paul write the Second Epistle to the Corinthians ?” The Jew said, “Because he was not in Corinth; otherwise he would have spoken to them.” So he won another twelve kreut­ zer piece. When the third found the Jew so well versed in the Bible, he tried him in a differ­ ent way: “Who prolongs his work to as great a length as possible and completes it in time ?” “The rope-maker, if he is industrious,” said the Jew. In the meantime they drew near the village, and one said to the other “That is Bamlach.” Then the fourth said, “ In what month do the people of Bamlach eat the least ?” The Jew said, “In February; for that has only twenty eight days.” The fifth said, “There are two natural brothers, and still only one of them is my uncle.” The Jew Baid, “The uncle iB 'father’s brother* and your father is not your uncle.” A fish now jumped out of the water, and the sixth asked, “What fish have their eyes the nearest together ?” The Jew said, “The smallest.” The ninth was the last. This one asked, “How can five persons divide five eggs so that each man shall receive one, and still one remain in the dish ?” The Jew said, “That the last must take the dish with the egg, and let it lay there as long as he pleases.” But now it came to his turn,and he deter- termined to make a gook sweep. After many preliminary compliments, he asked, with au air of mischievous friendliness: “How can a man fry two trouts in three pans, so that a trout may lay in each pan ?” No one could answer this, and, one after another gave him a twelve kreutzer piece. But when the ninth desired that he should answer it himself, he \frankly ac knowledged that the trout could not be fried that w a y ! Then it was maintained that this was un­ fair in the. Jew ; but he stoutly affirmed that there was no provision for it in the agreement, save that he who could not an­ swer the question should pay the k reutzers; and fulfilled the agreement by paying that sum to the ninth of his comrads, who had a-ked him to solve it himself. But they all being rich merchants, and grateful for the amusement which had passed an hour or two very pleasantly for them, laughed hear­ tily over their loss and the Jew’s cunning. From tlie Albany Expreaa. The One Shadow. In the horoscope of this free and hopeful land, one baneful influence only portends, and threatens. One shadow obscures the glass as we look out up*on the golden tinted perspective of the Future; one cloud such as the old Prophet saw coming up from the sea, no larger than a man’s hand, rises up from the placid waters ofthe past. As it rises, it gathers force, darkens and m u tters; spreading itself a dusky shadow over thirty- one happy and united States, a fearful men­ ace of the coming storm. The shadow of the Future, the cloud on the horizon, is the ill-starred policy of Lo­ calism. • If in the course of Divine Providence, this Union is ever to be severed and this coun­ try destroyed—which Heaven forefend 1—it will be b y State prejudices, h y local ideas. We are beyond the reach of external at­ tack. W ar might decimate our people, but it would unite the survivors into a gallant, irresistahle phalanx. A foreign invasion might ravage our coasts; a hostile fleet might burn our sea-ports; the enemy might advance into the very heart of the c o u n try; but all this could not tear us asunder.. It would link the confederacy together hy still < stronger ties; North and South, State hy State, South Carolina hand in hand with Massachusetts, would rally around a com­ mon cause, and march out in solid columns against a common foe. If onr prosperity is darkened, it will T>e by the shadow of our own perverseness.— The attack will come from within, not from without, the citadel. The insidious blow will be struck by parricides. It will come in the questionable shape of sectional opin­ ions, geographical prejudices, local ideas.— The unholy enterprise will be fostered-—it is fostered already,—by politicians who make it a special business to legislate for a part of, not the whole country—men who neither honor the Union nor respect the fundamen­ tal law. The work will be consumated by Legislators, who as they thrive hy localism, make it their special business to think and speak and decree Localism—wretches who stand ready to sacrifice their country on the altar o f their inordinate ambition and to seek power among the very ruins of the Re­ public. The shadow grows. Local agitations seem to be gaining power. Already in the North, a large party has grown up which does not have, and does not claim to have, any connection with the South. Already in the South there is a class of men—not very large nor truly representing the Southern people—who are ready to ruin if they cannot rule, to dissolve the Union if they cannot extend the era of Slavery. We care not whence the malign influence comes— from the North or from the South, from Sew­ ard or from Douglas, from abolitionists, or from Slavery propagandists, it is to he de­ nounced, cursed, crushed out, as the seed of discord, disunion arid destruction. We want a renovation of public sentiment on this subject, a revival of a more patriotic spirit, a deeper devotion for the public cause and our common country. How insignifi­ cant are all Locolisms compared with the safety and perpetuity of the Union! How paltry and mean is the shadow compared with the glorious light shed by the consoli­ dated States ! Above all, if we would not be destroyed by Localism, we should have a stronger nationality. We have our private opinions, State prejudices, local ideas; but overall, submerging all, drowning all, should be that great sentiment, that always and nevertheless, we are all Americans. “It is as Americans that we are known, the world over. Who asks you what State you are from, in Europe, or in Africa, or in Asia ?— Ts he an American ? Does he belong to the United States ? Does the flag protect him ? Does he rest under the eagle and the stars and stripes ? If he does, all else is subordi­ nate ■and of little concern.” * f Daniel ‘Webster. A Kitchen Scene- “Well, Dinah, here I come to cook the dinner. Mamma has tucked my curls close­ ly under this cap, my arms are as bare as if I was going to dance, and with this hideous apron I trust I suit your taste.” Dinah, showing the white of her eyes in the most extraordinary manner—“Yes, mis­ sy, h u t is dat a cook-book in your apron pocket ?” “No, you old lynx-eye. You know well that it is a very interesting novel that I in­ tend to read while the meat is roasting, and recollect, you are to say nothing about it.” “But missy, you know d at I hab, my or­ ders not to touch the dinner, and if you read dat book de meat bum as black as Dinah’s face—what den ?” “Oh, mind your washtub, Dinah, and leave me to manage. A piece of pork to roast, eh ? Lucky I am no Jew ; here’s the dredging box and salt, so I ’ll commence operations.” Mrs. Clement—Elsie’s mother—was a thorough New England housekeeper.— Married when a mere child, totally ignorant of domestic affairs, she had experienced, of course, innumerable mortifications in conse­ quence, and having by perseverance and en­ ergy, made herself acquainted with all the details of domestic economy, she determined that Elsie should begin in time to make her­ self useful as a housekeeper. But return we to our heroine. There she sat with her little slippered foot peeping from beneath her neat gingham morning dress, her shining hair confined under her cap of snowy muslin, and in her hands the book referred to by Dinah. Dinah herself, stood near, at the washtub, ever and anon looking OYerher shoulder and muttering, “neber saw a gal do two things well a t once.” But after watching some time, and seeing the salt and flour duly applied, and the meat occasionally turned, she ceased to remon­ strate. A t length, the meat and the novel being done, Elsie jumps up from her chair, spat­ ters a handful of soap suds in Dinah’s face, and says: “Look here, my dear wooly pate, there’s your meat done to a turn, and your gravy romme ilfaut , which, translated into African means, you could do it no better yourself.— Now, do your duty as I have done mine, dish it up properly, and-I’ll speak a good word for you to Pompey ; so now I ’ll make the custard, and then prepare for dinner,” This being done, with a skip and a bound, she vanished. The last shining curl was just arranged to her satisfaction when Dinah presented her- se.lf at the door, with both hands raised, and her face looking, if possible, blacker than over. “O, L o r! ©, L o r ! Missy Elsie, it only wants five minutes to dinner, and young Al­ fred coming home with your papa; Lor bless my soul, ’tis too much for this niggar if he links I cook dat dinner—0, L o r ! O, L o r !’, ' “0, L o r!” said Dinah, sitting down in a chair, and wiping the prespiration from her face with the comer of her apron. “You take the cup of saleratus and you baste the meat and season de gravy wid it—and you put peppermint in de custard instead oh do eesenee ob lebhon. Land ob Goshen! dis nigger neber so discomposed in all her life. Only wants five minutes to dinner. 0, Lor! O, Lor ! all for d at novel book, Miss Elsie ! LITTLE-OB-NOTHINGS. “Apples and pears, cut into quarters and stripped of the rind, baked with a little water and sugar, and eaten with boiled rice, are capital food for children. “Wiggins, what’er in the world’s history do you regard with the deepest horror !” “The chol-cra . !” gasped Wiggins, with a spasmodic shudder .—New Orleans Picayune. We have read some queer churchyard in­ scriptions in our day. but none, for simplici­ ty, equal to the following, recently discover­ ed by some Old Mortality in J e rsey:— “He was one of ’em— Well, he was!” “W iiat ’ s in a name ?”—A friend just re­ turned from abroad says he once found two Austrian custom-officers endeavoring to make out his name from his traveling trunk. One called, while the other wrote. They had got it “Mr. Yaranti Solezier.” The trunk was marked “Warranted so)e-leather.” A n e x c e l l e n t s u b s t i t u t e f o r b u t t e r a t b r e a k f a s t ( b e t t e r t h a n m a r m a l a d e . ) Marry the nicest girl you know. You will then have her to preside at your break­ fast table, and, unless you are a sad dog, in­ deed, you will not require any but her. A venerable doctor, who is as witty as he is benevolent, in carry out his philan­ thropic schemes has contributed largely to a new wing of a hospital for decayed gentle­ women, in London. A few days ago the committee of management sent down to him, asking him if he would send his crest and coat of arms to be inscribed on the building. He inclosed a pill-box. A bbreviations .— Peter Squills,—lesson on Abbreviations. All hunc, sir. “ What does A. B. stand for?” “Aged Batchelors.” “Wrong; b u t I ’ll try you further.—A. D ?” “Apple Dumplings,” “O h ! you wretch—B. D.?” “Bull Dogs.” “There it is again. Once more—L. L. D.” “Lazy Lounging Doctor.” “W hat is F. R. S.?” “Fried, Roasted and Stewed.” “W hat is A. M.” “Aunt Mary, or Apple Mixture—don’t know ’zactly which.” “What is M. D ?” “Sometimes Money Down and sometimes Man Destroyer.” “What is U. S.?” ‘JUncle Sam.” “Right for once. There go to your seat j you’ll be a man before your mother—that’s certain.” , ,4 B, JEL R. ' L I F E AND DEATH. T H E M Y S T E R I E S O F D I S E A S E an d rajtJaisjcaias, o r t h e s i o r la id o p e n i o th * p e o p i - k . Health i t the principle o f L ife: Disease is the principle of Death. ' The R . R . R . Remedies possess the great power to se­ cure to the human system Health and Long Life , and to free the human fa m ily from Aches. B ains, and alt bodily Infirmities. THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH, AND THE METHOD OF CURING D ISEA S E , B T THE B. R. It’S. RADWAY’S READY B E L IE F I f t o t o n s e d i n all cases w h e r e th e r e is p a in . T h e m o m e n t i t is a p p lied externally, o r ta k e n in tern a lly , i t w ill allay th e m o s t to r t u r in g aches, ptinB , cram p s , spasm s , b u m s , scalds. &c. K A D W A Y ’S R E G U L A T O R S a r e in th o fo r m of P ills. T h e y are elegantly coated ivith g u m , p e rfectly tasteless, a n d can b e tak e n ■without s ickening o r nausea* tin g t h e p a tien t. T h e y a r e t o be used in a ll c * b q * w h e n th e s y stem i s o u t o f o rder, o r u n d e r th e influence o f d is­ ease. O n e o r tw o doses o f R a d w a y ’s R e g u lato r s , h a s freq u e n tly checked th e p ro g r e s s o f th e m o s t terrib le diseases,and restored t h e s y s tem to h e a l th a n d r e g u la r ity NO. I. D iseases a n d com p lain ts s a u a e d b y E x p o s u r e a n d A t­ m o s p h e r ical C h a n g e s , o v e r w h ich R adway ’ s R eady R e l i e f and R adway ’ s R egulators possesses t h e moBt rem a rk a b le c u r a tiv e pow e rs, a u d w h ic h w ill readily y ield to t h e R . R . treatm e n t. C O L D S A N D F E V E R S , W h ic h , i f n o t i n s tan tly c u red, a n d t h e system r e s to r e d to h e a lth , w ill call fo r th C o u g h s . H e a d a c h e s , C o lds, C h ills, P a in s an d aches in t h e L im b s , J o in ts, M u scles. B o n es, Side a n d B a c k , S o re T h r o a t, H o a rseness, D ifficult B r e a th in g . R H E U M A T I S M . A tta c k in g tb e jo in ts an d lim b s, inflicting i t s terrib le p iercin g p a n g s o f p a in w ith m e rciless r a p id ity —changing a b o u t from j o in t to j o in t a n d fro m lim b to lim b ; L u m ­ b a g o , N e u r a lg ia, E E V E R S J S k in h o t, d ry an d p a r c h e d —p e r s p ir a tio n sto p p e d —th e cap p illary vessels closed—th e e x c i e tions o r poisonous e x h a latio n s o f t h e h u m a n system th r o w n hack in to the system to f e s ter a n d to sow seeds o f diseases and co r­ ru p ti o n —B illious F e v e r—L u n g F e v e r —B rain F e v e r — P n e u m o n ia. 1 N F L A M M A T I O N S O f t h e L iver, L u n g s , a n d B o w els—B o w els h a r d , s o re an d costive—S tom a c h w e a k —sever© a u d d istressin g fits o f vom iting—nausea, Ac.— H e a d a c h e a n d p a in s in every p a r t o f t h e body. CONGESTIONS, F e v e r s , a n d I d flaT n in a tion o f th e BowelB, L iv e r , o r o th ­ e r o r g a n s . B I L I O U S N E S S . B ilious F e v e r —S h ip F e v e r —T y p h o i F e v e r —F e v e r a n d A g u e —B ilio u s P n e u m o n ia, R. R. R. METHOD OF CURE. Much pain and sickness, and long suffering, might b e prev e n ted , i f on th e first sy m p to m s o f cold, o r fever, o r a p a in o r a c h e , in an y lim b , j o in t o r bone ; o r if cold chills a r e f e lt i n d i 'f e r e n t p a r t s o f th e body, o r i f tb e h e a d is sto p p e d u p a n d y o u h a v e freq u e n t fits o f sneezing, o r i f y o u r t h r o a t feels s o re a n d yo u ex p e r i­ ence difficulty in b reath in g , o r h u s k in e s s in th e t h r o a t ; o r i f you aVe a n n o y e d w ith a cough, o r feel a n y pain ty wiil be but momentary. The R. R. used in those cases exercises the most astonishing influence over the diseased system. In a few moments the most severe and torturing pains are allayed, and every organ in the human system will be restored to health, and every par­ ticle of diseased or morbid humors be expelled through their natural channels. MALIGNANT FiiVERS. If the disease has been neglected, and the simple cold allowed to run on until Lung Fever, Pneumonia Bilious, Typhoi and other Malignant Fevers break out, then a mere rigid treatment becomes necessary. The Regulators should be given every four hours, in large doses of from four to six, until free and copious dis charges from tlie bowels are obtained. The relief a] plied will produce a salutary effect upon the skin, ant taken in water, will ahate the fever. (BWith RADWAY’S REGULATORS, and READY RELIEF, even in the most dangerous cases, life will be saved. We have restored the patient to health by the use of these two remedies, while writhing in the last agonies of these fearful complaints, and after the phy slcians had Aid “it was impossible to live.” Such, reader, are tbe wonderful curative virtues of Radway’s Ready Relief and Regulators, in eases of colds and fevers, inflammations and congestions. t CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE * JVill readily \Yield *- TO RADWAY’S READY RELIEF AND RAD­ WAY'S REGULATORS. Radway’s Ready Relief is the most powerful disin fecting agent ever given to tho world. Radway’s Regulators possess the properties of a su­ dorific—Aperient Cathartic and a general Regulator of the whole human system. The great object of tbe Regulators is to restore the system to a regular and healthy action—to induce the Liver, Bowels, Skin, Pancreas, Kidneys, and all the other viscera of the human body to discharge their functions in a natural and healthy manner, when diseased or under the in fluenco of Fevers, Sec. I f every organ in the system is out of order the restoration of tho system to a regular and healthy action is sure to be obtained by the use of Radway’s Regulators. We have known the R R Re­ lief rid whole neigborhoods of Small Pox and Scarlet Fever. We have likewise known shipmasters who have saved tlie lives of their crews and passengers, and entirely driven away the Small pox and Ship Fever from their vessels, by sprinkling the Ready Relief through their infected ships. It is astonishing what happy effects the Ready Relief will have if freely sprinkled in places where these contagious and infec­ tious poisons prevail. Patients sick with these diseases are Informed that Radway’s Regulators and Relief will positively cure you. SMALL POX, Measles, Scarlet Fever, Scarlatina, and all Ur up tide Fevers. COSTTVENESS, Indigestion, Heart Burn, Liver Complaint, Constiration of tbe Bowels. Plujesy, Kid­ ney Complaint. fi^URETH-RA Difficulties, Cholera, Dysentery, Diarrh- sea, C h o lera M o rbns. ALL BOWEL COMPLAINTS. Dyspepsia, Sour­ ness of tho Stomach, bad taste in the Mouth, Hysterics, all Nervous Disorders. FEMALE COMPAJNTS. Irregularities, Suppres­ sions, Leuchrea, L o bs o f Appetite, Restlessness, Bad D r e a m B , Night S w e a t B , \Weakness and General Pros­ tration. MALARIA. There are a g eat number of ailments that owe their presence in the human body to the presence of Malaria. FEVER AND AGUE is owing to a malaria in the atmosphere, rising from the swamps, bogs and fens of the earth; and this being inhaled in tho system, aci- dates the stomach and enfeebles the Liver. A dose or two of RADWAY’S RELIEF will entirely neutralize the acid, and render the presence of the poisonous ague harmless. A dose or two of Radway’s Regulators will entirely free the system from ague or its poison. So with cholera, dysentery, or ship fever, or any other serious disease. A dose or two of the R. K. Relief will quickly disarm the poisons of these maladies of its sting, nnd a dose or two of Regulators will restore strength and regularity t > the whole human system. No. 2. It. It. RESOLVENT—HUMORS. CHRONIC DISEASES. Diseases thut have been lingering in the system for a length of time, tainting tho blood with impurities and covering the body with sores and ulcers, diseases inherited by hereditary descent or eontractcc by innoculation, or transmitted by other diseases, all of which said diseases and disorders, In this seoond IIADWAY’S RENOVATING RESOLVENT P o s n e s H e s t h e m o s t p o s i t i v e c u r a t i v e p o w e r s . THIS ALL POWERFUL REMEDY' has performed miracles in tho way of cures. It has made persons sound and whole whoso flesh was one mass of corruption, and who were so disfigured by disease as to ren ier them objects repulsive to the sight. HUMORS—BAHBLOOD— Clirflnic Diseases, Scrofulous, and Syphilitic Com­ plaints, Consumption and other affection of the Lungs and Throat, Indurations and Organic Enlargements, Chronic Rheumatism, Glandular Swellings, Hacking Dry Cough, Cancel ous Affections, Bleeding of tlie Lungs, Dyspepsia, Wate Brash. Tic Dolereux, White bwelling. Tumors, Ulcers, Hip Diseases, Female Com­ plaints, Gout, Rickets, Bronchitis, Liver Complaint, AND ALL ERUPTIVE DISEASES. Tho moment a dose of tho Resolvent is taken Into the system iniected with disease, the patient experiences the most delightful sensations, for new life is coursing through every vein and tissue of the body—enriching and purilying the blood—and casting out all morbid, corrupt and loathsome humor, & The Renovating Resolvent is a positive cure for all chronic complaints. It 1 as made whole and sound patients who had suffered the most terrible torture dis­ ease could inflict upon the system. Let those who have tried other treatments and aro still uncurcd give the Resolvent a trial—it will cure you. Price one dollar per bottte. RAD WAY & CO. 162 F u lto n street, N e w Y o rk . B3T Sold by Druggists everywhere Auburn, J . Os- orn, Richard Steel and A. T. Walley. julyld&wly A DELICIOUS MEDICAL BEVERAGE. D R . D A Y T O N ’S S T R E N G T H E N I N G COR D I A L . T HIS MOST DELIGnTFUL and effectual remedy, for the use of the Sick, Weak, Feeble and Nervous, that has ever been discovered, gives strength to the weak, vigor to the feeble, health to the sick, cheerful­ ness to the nervous, new life to the invalid. MY OWN CASE. I was weak and feeble—sick unto death, and never ex­ pected to have mingled among men again. My com- E l:Li nt was Nervousness, and complete prostration, rought on by mental anxiety, close application io study, and the duties of my profession—gloom and melancholy hung over my troubled spirits, and quickened my im­ agination with tho most painful fancies. I became weak and feeble, and was, rapidly wasting away. My limbs became shriveled and shrunken, my muscles pow­ erless. Life became a burthen. Yet well I knew I had duties to perform to my family I made another effort and succeeded in compounding a medicine that gave me strength, infused within me new life,—covered my skel­ eton frame with sound and healthy flesh-braced up my nerves, and restored me to my family, a new born, sound, healthy and cheerful man. This remedy I now offer to the World. It gave me strength when I was weak—health when I was sick. I have since cured the most difficult cases of Nervousness, Dyspepsia, Colic, Pains, Headaches, Indigestion, Bad spirits, - Nervous Tremblings, caused by the excessive use and abuse of Tobacco and ardent spirits, Heart Bum, Wind in the Stomach and Bowels, and Delirium Tremens, It Conquers the appetite for Intoxicating Drinks Persons who have become habituated to the use of Liquors, will find a sure cure of this degrading habit, io my strengthening Cordial. Since its discovery, I have cured in the city, by giving it away, through my friends and acquaintance, the fol­ lowing number of persons: EXTRACT FROM MY DIARY. No. o f complaints 100 P e r s o n s of N e rvousness, By the use of 1 to G Bottles 1 to 3 “ 210 “ Weakness and Lassitude, 25 “ Females of Weakness, “ 12 “ Chronic Dyspepsia, 5 to 8 u JIG “ Fainting feelings during the *.ay—ladies mostly. 1 to 3 “ 20 “ Melancholy, bad spirits, 1 to 4 “ 70 “ Heart Burn, I to 1 “ 200 “ Invalids just recovering form a sick bed, 1 to 3 “ 30 “ Nervous Headaches, 3 to 6 “ 50 “ Sick headaches, and weak Stomachs, 1 dose to £ “ JVAnd a great many who have heen afflicted with a bad appetite, or rather no appetite at all, have by a single dose been blessed with a good and natural appetite: In the above 100 Cases of Nervousness, for which I have particularly recommended its use, were, 10 Clergymen, 5 Editors, 10 Lawyers, 6 Artists, 40 Merchants, 2 Bank Presidents, 10 Book Keepers, 10 Seamstresses j 8 Students of the University. W e a k and S ick ly Fem a les, Who are wasting away and who feel weak and debilita­ ted, and who from the dilatoriness of nature are Buffer­ ing, are assured that a few doses of my strengthening Cordial, will arouse the sluggish organs to their natural functions, and strength and health will reward yon, IN ALL CASES where there is weakness, it will give strength; where there is melancholy and depression of spirits, it will give cheerfulness. It wiUgive health to the sick, itwill shuffle off the care and infirmities of the invalid, and restore them back. to h e a lth again. Price One Dollar. For sale in Auburn by Joseph Osborn, Rich’d Steel( and A. T. Walley. ully. __________ dfcwly ARPER’S MAGAZINE AND STORY BOOK for January, 1850, received by O. P. WILLIAMS, H BACH’S AM E COMPOUND. P. V. R. COVENTRY & CO., are Sole Possessors of A New and Perfect Process, pst discovered, of Extracting and Combin­ ing the Medicinal Properties of Plants, without their Impurities. THE NEW VEGETABLE REMEDY. State of Hew Xork, Cayuga County, ss. One of the firm of P.* V. R. Coventry & Co., of the oity of Auburn, being duly sworn, says the following certificates are genuine, and were given by the persona by whom they purport to be signed. Subscribed and sworn before me, HORACE T. COOK* Justice of tbe Peace. Cayuga Co. HOME TESTIMONY AND PROOFS. 'We the undersigned have received the formula for preparing u Bach’s American Compound,” and as far as we have tested it, can recommend its general use as a Tonic and Alterative Medicine, to remove Vitiated Humors o f the Blood, and Peculiarly Adapted to Females, Sufrering from Lcucorrhcea [Whites.] and to those whorie constitutions are enfeebled from intermittantJt- cer. JO S E rH M. MORRIS, M. D., LANSINGH BRIGGS, M. D., A. C. TABER, M. D. From IMrs. M iriam S. Parish. Who enjoys a wide reputation as Physician and Nurse. She writes: “ I am using your ‘Bach’s American Com­ pound’in ray practice, for Nervous and Scrofulous Af~ feet ions^ with perfect success . It quiets the patient’s nerves, while relievingthcmofahackingand weakening cough. It also PU R IFIES THE BLOOD. I believe it a sovereign remedy for all cases of Nursing Sore Mouth and Nipples. I also used it in one case of E r y s i p e l a s , and found it the best tiling I have ever used. Half a bottle gave full relief for the present. The patient is very anxionB to have more. In fact, through the recommendations ol those who have used it, I have had numerous calls for it. Please send me a box of your medicine, and I will pay you for the same. F. S.—You can mako what use you please of this let* ter, as I have waited for sure and certain results before writing to you. Mansville, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y .,) M a y d i e t , 1S55. $ E R Y S I P E L A S OR SC R O F U L A . Mr. Thomas Gould, oe Aurora, N. X., writes May 3d, 1855, that his son aged three years, has beeu Buffering for more than a year with an eruption resembling both {Scrofula aud Erysipelas, and after trying all the popu­ lar medicines, and different schools of Doctors, says that his son was entirely cured with 6 bottles of “Bach’s American Compound.” FROM GEO. W. CRAY. Auhurn, May 1,1855. Gents:—I think yonr ‘‘Bach’s American Compound” the most valuable of medicines. My wife has been cured by it of a Derangement o f her Stomach , which has afflicted her for years, and my daughter of an alarming Cankered Mouth and Throat . My daughter did not use half a bottle which cured her entirely. Any of the above persons named will answer any questions as to our statements. Sold by all Druggists of Auburn, at $1 per bottle, or $5 for 6 bottles, and at wholesale by M. Ward Close Sc Co., 115 Fulton Street, New York. C A U T I O N . 4 See that each outside wrapper hears the pew and ink signature of Peter V. R. Coventry attached to a note for 10 mills, to imitete which is forgery. 14 Bach’s American Compound” is prepared for P. V. R. Coventry Sc. Co., sole Proprietors, to whom all orders should he addressed. June 22,1855. ® n tlU & H I o s e s ’ i i l e t r i r i i u s . GENERAL AGENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING Fosgate’s Anodyne Cor­ dial. Bryan’s Pulmonic 'Wafers. Clark’s Female Pills. Dr. Humphrey’s Homeo­ pathic Medicines. Burdsall’s Arnica Liniment Page’s Climax Salve. Radway’s Ready Relief. Cheeseman’s Arabian Bal­ sam. Pond’s Pain Destroyer. Kellogg’s Worm Tea. Pettit’s American E y e Salve. Pettit’s Canker Balsam. Richard’s German Oint­ ment. Durkce’s Jaundice Bitters. Porter’s Tooth Cordial. Green Mountain Ointment. \We have also for Sale, at Manufacturer’s Prices, the foUowing' articles: McAllister’s Ointment. Lord’s Camphor Ointment. Osborne’s Goldon do Taylor’s Indian do Tanner’s German do Trask’sMognetio d® Gridley’s Salt Iliiouin do Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral. Dr. Roger’s Liverwort, Tar and Canehalagua. Darloy’s Arabian Heave Remedy. Myers’ Extract of Rock Rose American Medicinal Oil. “ Oil Liniment. Marshall’s Catarrh Snuff. Dead Shot for Bed Bugs. Coley’s Medicated Soap. Campbell’s Hair Invigora­ tor. White’s Hair Restorative. Page’s Anodyne Oil. Moffat’s Pliainix Bitters. Moffat’s Life Pills. Roger’s Aperient Pills. Soule’s Sovereign Balm do. Ayer's Cathartic Pills. Phelp’s Tomato “ Wright’slndian Vegetable Pills. Brandredth’s Pills. Smith’s Indian Vegetable Pills. Cliekner’s Sugar Coated Pills. McLane’s Liver Pills. Lyon’s Kathairon. Hurd’s Golden Gloss. “ Hair Restorer. Goodrich’s Hair Invigora­ tor. Phalon’s Hair Invigorator. Barry’s Tricopherous. Norton’s Nioukrene. Nobles’ Rose Hair Gloss. Denton’s Hair Invigorator. Dr. Fitch’s Abdominal Supporters. Marsh’s London Support­ ers. North’s Supporters. Gents’ and Ladies’ Should­ er Braces. Morse’s Invigorating Cor­ dial. Wykoop’s Ague Tonie. “ Sarsaparilla. Upham’s Pile Elcetnary. Hunt’s Liniment. Mexican Mustang do Duhoy’s Rat Exterminator Denton’s Balsam. Newton’s Jaundice Bitters. Phalon’s Hair J )ye. Batchelor’s Mathew's M Ballard’s « Suspensory Bandages. M a r s h 's TruBseB. Hull’s Thompson’s “ B a r t l e t t ’s “ North’s 11 Benjamin’s “ Houghton’s Pepsin. Hasting’s Syrup of Naptba Devine’s Pitch Lozenges. Sherman’s Lozenges “ P la s te r s . Knapp’s Plasters. MoLane’s Vermifuge. F a h n e s to c k 's Vermifuge. D a iley’s P a in E x t r a c to r . McMunn’s Elixir of Opi­ um. Godfrey’s Cordial. Liquid Opodeldoc. G o o d rich’s P e a r l D e n ti­ frice. Cologne TIair Oil, &.o. E x t r a c t L e m o n . Extract Vanilla. Green’s Oxygenated All ordersaddressedtoTUTTLE&MOSES, Auburn, Cayuga County N. Y. will receive prompt attention. CHAS. N. TUTTLE, JOB MOSES. F e b .l, 1855. d&wly AMERICAN MEDICINAL OIL. I TS ORIGIN.—Whilo boring for saltwater sometime since near Bnrksvilie, Kentucky, the workmen em ployed having readied tho depth ofl85 feet, were aston­ ished to find that they had arrived at a cavity in which the instrument refused to perform its office. Presently a liquid of a dark green color began to exude from the orifice; and, on withdrawing the augur, it roso in a jet, with tremendous force, to the height of more than 20 feet. An analysis of the liquid decided it to he a most volatile oil, and possessing properties of a highly medi­ cal nature TO PHYSICIANS. % Professor Miller, a German physician and chemist of great ability of Rochester, says: - ..,.■> I do hereby certify that I haveanalyzedthee.elehrated American Oil, and find that it contains White, Yellow, and Brown Naptha, possessing rare medical properties. It also contains Sulphuret of Carbon, and a Balsam of Soft Rosin, Sesqui-Carbonate of Iron, Kali, Alumni, Silicic Acid, Asphaltum, Carbon. I further state tliat I know the properties of tho bituminous oils which are found in this country, and in Asia, Africa, Germany, France and Italy, and that this American Oil embraces rare qualities which are not found in the bituminous oils found in this or any other countries. I consider the American Oil, novel, and deserving the attention of tlie curious and the scientific. It is, Indeed, a valuable med­ icine, and of great value to its proprietors. LEW IS G. MILLER M. D., Practical and Analytical Chemist, R o c h e s ter. IT. X . For the cure of Lung Diseases, Liver Complaints, Coughs, Dyspepsia, Piles, Rheumatism, Cutaneous Af­ fections, and all Inflammatory Diseases, and when used externally, it never fails of curing Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Bruises, Sprains, Cancers, Tumors, &c RtSr For full particulars and directions, see Pamphlet IT IS NATURE'S OWN REMEDY I I Price One Dollar per hottle: Six BottlCB for F’ve Dollars. TUTTLE & MOSES, Aubnrn, N. Y., General Agents for New York, Michigan and Canada West. For sale by all the Druggists iu Auhurn and through nt the State. Febld&w DR. U. H. K E L L O G G ’S U N E Q U A L I / E I > THI6 ADMIRA BLE MEDICINE is now introduced to the public as an experiment. It is commended to general use, after a thorough trial of over thirty years, hy the Inventor in his own practice, and during the whole of that period has never failed to produce the effect desired. Even when the sufferer has heen pro­ nounced beyond recovery, and all other remedies bad failed, life has been prolonged and rosy health restored by the use of this Medicine. Nor is this blessed effect attained after a protracted delay; the relief which the WORM T E A affords is immediate. The superiority of this Remedy is apparent from the fact, that It contains no Mercury; It will not injure the weakest constitution, yet it acts efficiently on the strongest; It is pleasant to the taste, and children willingly take it; 'W h i l e m ild in it s o p e r a t io n , i t n e v e r fa i l s t o e f f e c t ft cure; As it contains no deleterious Drugs, it does not re­ quire to \be followed \by physic to purify the stomach* Finally, Thirty Years Trial have served to confirm its excellence, and the most reputable and skillful Physi­ cians in the country are decided in their eulogies of its merits. T h e Agent Trill famish pamphlets giving particulars of cures to au who may call for them. I f y o u h a v e b e a u t i f u l a n d b e l o v e d c h i l d r e n , a n d 'w i s h to save them from the tortures of pain, and a premature death, call on the Agent; and be not guitty of ever being without the Medicine in your house. TUTTLE to MOSES,’Auburn, N. Y., General Agents for New-York-and Michigan. -For sate hy all the Druggists in Auburn nnd through­ out the State. Juueid&w3m FOR THE COMPLETE CURE OF Coughs, Colds, Influenza. BroucMtls, Spitting Blood, Asthma, AND all OTHER-LUNG COMPLAINTS TENDING TO CONSUMPTION! .xi-c. uoovo jLxpevtontnt prepared by an experience JL Physician and Chemist, has now become a etando Preparation, and is* offered for tbe COMPLETE CUT^ of those diseases ofthe THROAT and LUNGS, whic\ if neglected, usually terminate fatally in CON’SUif TION. It contains no Opium , Calomel, or any oth mineral whatever, but is composed entirely of tho* Roots , Herbs and Vegetable Substances which have specific influence upon the Lunge and their eonneete organs. Its immediate effect is to allay all irritatio and gently remove the Phlegm and other morbid seer tions from the Throat and Air-passagcs, thus rolievin the Cough, by subduing the inflammation and other ca~ es which gives rise to it. It is approved of and reco mended hy Physicians of the highest standing, and ma be given with perfect safety to the youngest child or th most delicate female. TUTTLE & MOSES, General Agents for the Stat* of New York and Michigan. For sale hy ail Druggist in Auburn, nnd by Druggists and Merchants generally Auburn, Feb. 1,1855. T h e O k i o i x a i , M k i m c i n k E s t a b u s h e o i . v i f 37, A n d J irsl article of the k ind ever introduced under ths name o f “ I'olm o x io W aficks,” in this or any otkcr country ; all other Pulmonic Wafers arc counterfeits. The genuine can be known by the name BRYAK being •lamped oh each WAKKR. BRYAN’S PULMONIC W AFERS Reh-ve Coughs, Colds, Sore-throat, Hoarseness. BRYANS PULMONIC W AFERS Relieve Asthma, Bronchitis, Difficult Breathing. BRYAN'S P01.M0NH3 W AFERS Believe Spitting of Blood, Fains in the Cheat BRYAN’S PULMONIC W AFERS * Relieve Incipient Consumption, Lung Diseases: BRYAN’S PULMONIC W AFERS Relieve Irritation of the Uvula and TonsUst BRYAN'S PULMONIC W A FERS Relieve the above Complaints in Ten Minutes. BRYAN'S PULMONIC W A FERS Are a blessing to ail classes and constitutions. BRYAN’S PULMONIC W AFERS Are adapted for Vocalists and Public Speakers: BRYAN'S PULMONIC W AFERS Improve the^ompass and flexibility of the Voice BRYAN’S PULMONIC WAFF.P.S Are in a simple form and pleasant to the taste. BRYAN'S PULMONIC WAFERS Not only relieve, but effect rapid Sc lasting Cures: BRYAN’S PULMONIC W AFERS Are warranted to give satisfaction to every one No Family should he without a Box of B r y a n ’s P u l m o n i c W a f e r s 'IN TUB HOl'SK. No Traveler should be without a Box of B r y i m !8 P u l m o n i c \W a fers iv ms rocKET. Ho Dealer should be without a supply of B r y a n ’s P u l m o n i c W a f e r s FOR HIS CITSTOMKKS. No person will ever object to give for B r y a n ’s P u l m o n i c W a f e r s TWJBKTr-FIVE CENTS. IRA C. BALDWIN Co., Rochester, K. Y. Sole Proprietors. TUTTLE & MOSES, Auburn, N. Y. General Agents. For s a l s hy all the Druggists in Auhurn, and hy Drag g i s t s a n d M e r c h a n t s g e n e r a l l y . n o ! 5 D R . J , P E T T I T ’S, American Eye Salve. T HIS article is presented to the public as an Ex temal remedy, avoiding tho path and danger which no* cessarily attends the intro* duction of Caustic, Minerals and Eye-washes, with as. risiance of its efficacy as . curative of the various dis­ eases of the Eye, of Acute or Cimmii; luaamiuuviux. whether induced by Scrofin lous origin or otherwise Debility of the Optic Nerve, Granulation of the Lids. Ulceration of the Lachrymal Glands, and weakness of vision from afiy cause. Price 25 cents per box. Dr- J. Pettit's Universal Canker Balsam, A sure, safe and certain cure for tho most aggravate 4 . cases of nursing sore mouth, calomel eore mouth, canker raBh, incipient bronchitis and quinsy, swelled tonsil* putrid eore throat, black tongue, and all cases o f com- moncankorin the mouth and stomach. CHILBLAINS. For this complaint canker balsam has been by actual ex­ periment discovered, and is warranted to he a specific. B T See directions accompanying each bottle. P r i c 25 cents. Eor sale by all the Druggists of -Auburn, and hy Druggists and Medicine dealers throughout the State, TUTTLE & MOSES, Auburn, N. Y , General Agents for the States of New York and Michican, to whom ail orderB should he addressed. Also, for sale by all tho Druggists iu Auhurn, and hy druggists and Merchant* generally. Febld&wly W C H u r d D e a r S ir — A P E W C E R T I F I C A T E S F ROM GENTLEMEN OF THE HIGHEST stand­ ing in favor of the World renowned HURD’S HAIR RESTORER, which will produce a new growth of Hair on any Bald Head. New-York, Deo. 20,1853- W. C. Hurd — \\ 1 was bald for twenty-fonr years. Yonr Hair Restorer has produced a new growth of hair that covers the en­ tire head where I was bald. J- D. P eppabd , No. 25, Broome it. New York, Deo. 2,1853. Your Hair Restorer haB produced a vigorous growth of hair on my head where it had been bald for five years. C. I-’IKI.ISI', Dagnerrcotypist, 307 Broadway. New York, March 10,1854. W. C. Hurd— After a baldness of eight years, yonr Hair Restorer has fully restored my hair. vVu. E itszimos , 4 East Broadway. New York, Dec. 10,1853: W. C. Hurd— I have thoroughly tested your Hair Restorer. It eta like magic, for it haB produced a new growth of hair on every head where I tried it. E arnest D. P ape , M. D., formerly of the University of Berlin, Prussia . Boston, Jan. 20,1854. W. C. Hurd — Thore is a lady living with me that had lost most o her hair, and that remaining was fast falling off. She commenced using your Hair Restorer which at once stopped its falling off, and although she has been using it but six weeks, a new growth of hair has sprang up nearly one inch in length. D. T avxor - , Jr., Merchant, 25 Hanover st. Boston, Jan, 30,1354. W. C. Hurd— _ I was troubled ivith baldness for three years. Your Hair Restorer has fully restored my hair. J. ScaonntG, Cor. Friend and Hanover it. Hurd’s Iinli Restorer 7s sold at one dollar per bottl® by all the principal dealers in Drugs and Medicines, and by fancy goods Merchants throughout the world. Chemical Manufacturing Co., Proprietors, 291 Broadway, New York. TUTTLE & MOSES, Auburn, N. Y-, General Agent* for New York and Michigan. For sale by all tlie Druggists in Auhurn, N. X. febld&'\vGm P U R I F Y T H E BLO O D J b e w a r e o f c o u n t e r f e i t s . The great popularity which M OFFAT’S LIFE JTLLS & PHOENIX BITTERS have attained in consequence of the extraordinary curet-effected by tlieir use, renders it unnecessary for tiie proprietor to enter intoa particular analysis of their medicinal virtues or properties. Having been more than twenty years before the public, and having the united testimony of more than Three Millions of persons who h a v e b e e n r e s t o r e d to th e e n j o y m e n t o f p e r f e c t h e a l t h by them, it is believed that their reputation as the best vegetable medicine now before the public, admits of n® dispute. In almost every city and village in the United States there are many who are ready to testify to their 'efficacy in removing disease, and giving to the whole system renewed vigorand health. In cases of Scrofula, Ulcers, Scurvy or Eruptions o* the skin, the operation of the Life Medicines is truly as­ tonishing, often removing in a few days every vestige of these loathsome diseases, by their purifying effects on the blood. Fever and Ague, Dyspepsia, Dropsy, Piles, and in thort most all diseases, soon yield to their cura­ tive properties. Kqfcmiily bhould be without them, as by their timely use much suffering and expense may bo ^BILIOUS FEVERS AND LIVER COMPLAINTS. —Ill the South and West, where these diseases prevail, they will he found invaluable. Planters, Farmers, and others, who once use these Medicines, will never after­ wards be without them. FEVER AND AGUE.—For this scourge of th* Western country, these Medicines will he found a sure, speedy, and safe remedy. Other medicines leave the system subject to a return of the disease—a cure by these Medicines is permanent. Try them, be satisfied, and be cured. , . MEKCURIAL DISEASES.—Never failg to eradicate entirely all the effects of Mercury, infinitely sooner than the most powerful preparations of Sarsaparilla. P I L E S T h e o r ig in a l p r o p r i e t o r o f th e s e M e d i c i n e s •was cured of Piles of 35 years standing, by the use or the life Medicines alone: RHEUMATISM.—Those afflicted with this terrible disease, will be sure of relief hy the Life Medicines. \WORMS o f all kinds are effectually expelled b y these Medicines. Parents will do well to administer them whenever their existence is suspected* R elief w ill bo Ce.Aktngle trial will place the LIFE PILLS and PHG5- BiTIERS beyond tbe toaoh o f competition in tbe “ ^ p ^ e d ^ b / w S - ^ ^ M B . MOFFAT, M. D., New- ^TUTTLE & MOSES, AUBURN, N. Y General A g e n t s for-New-York and Michigan. For sale by all the D r u g g i s t s in Aubnrn, and hy Druggists and Mer­ chants generally. febld&wly

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