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Be Gentle to thy Wife.
? Be gentle, for you little know -
How many trials rise ; : . ' , : : ; ' . .
Although to thee they may be email,
To her of giant size. - ?
, - -i ..'li.'i'''" f
, Be gentle, though perchance that lip , t
May speak in murmurifls tone:" ,
The heart may beat with kindness yet, J"
Ana joy to oe intneoii.
Be gentle": weary hours of pain 'a--.,
f - 'Ti woman's lot to bear: v: - ; ;
T, en yield her what thou canst, '
I And all her sorrows share. : '
Be gentle, for the noblest heart
At tunes may have so. ne grief,
" And even in a pettish word
.: May seek to find relief. ; v :
Be gentle, for unkindness now. I
May rouse an angry storm,
That ali tbe after years of life . ..'V.'i'ii
In rain may strive to calm. .
Be gentle ; perfect there are none; '
4 f Thou'it dearer far than life ; . ii ; v
Th n, husband, bear and still forbear ;
Be gentle to thy wife. -
A Sunday a Century Ago.
An s olti brown leather-corered
book; the leaTs yellow, the rWVitiiifr
scarcely legible,' from time and de
cay : evidently and old; riHlfCted MS.'
! the fire or to my. private shell?
These were my refl ctions as 1
jooKeu orer the papers of my te
I Jiked the look of the ho kv and
dtcided tor the shelly and I had my
reward, for I fi-nnd in the crabbed
characters a simple story, evidently
written towards the close of the
writi-r's life. This story I now tran
scribe into a modern sty le:
"He'll be fii tor nothing," sa:d my
f ;thr; " an awkward booby who
holds his awl and Cuts his food with
his left ha. d." - . - :".
S" said my father, and so, alas! I
iVlr. I was auk wat d I was 15;
thfck-set, .-trohjr, but terrible clumsy .
1 could not make a cellar, ht sew a
pair of" blinkers, nor stuff a saddle,
nor do anv thinjr that I ought to be
able to-do. My fingers seemed to
have no mechanical feeling in them
I whs awkward, and 1 knew it, attd
all knew it.
4 I 'wjis good-tempered; con Id write
fairly, and read anything; but I was
awkward with my limbs; they seemed
to have wills of tb ir own; and yet I
could dance as easily and lightly as
any of my ne:irhbors' sons.
' 1 don't know what he's fit for,"
said my father to the rtctor ot the
parish. , ' I've set him to carpenter
ing, and he cut his finger nearly ofl
withan axe; then he went to the
smih, and burnt his hands till he was
up for a month. It's all of no
fose; he spoils me more good leather
' in a week than his earnings pay for
in -a' month. . Why cannot he, Ike
other Christ ans, use hi- hands as the
good Gd meant him to? There!
Look at him now, cutting that back
strap for the squire with his left
I heard htm; the knife slipped, and
the long s rip of" leather was divided
in a moment and utterly spoiled.
"There now! look at that. A
piece out of the very middle of the
kkin, and his finger gashed into the
The rector endeavored to sooth my
father's anger, while I bandaged my
Yon'd better let him come up for
that va-e, Mr Wa-ters; I should Jik
a case to fit it, for it's very frngile, as
ali that old Italian glass is; and line
it with, the softest leather, please."
And so J went with the rector to
bring' back the Tase, taking two
chamois leathers to bring it in.
We leached the house, and 1
waited in the passage while he went
to fetch it. fie c me back with a
large vase, tenderly wrapped in the
leathers. Ala'! At that moment
there came from the room, against
the door of which I was standing, the
sound of a voice sieging. A voice
that thrilled me through a voice I
hear now as I write these lines so
elettr, so sweet, so pure, it was as if
an angel had revealed itself to me.
1 trembled, and forgot the precious
burden in my hands; it dropped to
the ground and was shattered to
II ow shall 1 describe the rector's
rage? I fear he said something for
which he wnld have blushed in his
calmer moments, and she came out.
Site who had the angel -voice his
niece came out, and I saw her.
forgot the disaster, and stood speech-
itss u7. eor hi n r i;ic.ft.
"You awkward scoundrel! look at
entjwtft' wi k. "'"Thirty pounds! Fifty
P' pound! An invaluable treasure
gone irreparably in h moment. Why
don't you speak? Why did you drop
' Drop it." 1 said wakiner up.
Drop what?'' And then it flished
upon me Hrain, and I stammered out,
44 She sang!"
4tAud if she did ving, was there
any occasion to drop imy beautiful
VHe, ou doubly stupid blockhead?
Ther tr out of the hone, do, before
you do any further mischief, and teP
your father to horeswhip yon for a
l KH-IU ll'lllllll", UIU MOlUlllif, UUl
only looked at her face, and we t
shamblin .' away, a changed and al
tered eirg. There was a world
where Tiorse-collars and horse shoes,
tenons and mortices, r ight hands or
left; entered not.,':' That; world I had
Rfeu;, I, had breathed its air and beard
My father heard of my misfortune,
and laid the strip across my should
ers without hesitation, for in my
young days boys were boys till
e ighteen oo nineteen years old. I
bore it patiently, uncomplainingly.
" What is he fit for?'? mrj ooa ,
would ask, and no one could - answer,
not even myself.
I wandered about the rectory in
the summer.evenings and heard her
singf l tried hard to get tbe old gar
dener to let me, help, him carry the
wat"ering"pot8, and when I succeeded,
felt, as I entered the rector's garden,
that I was entering a paradise. Oh
happy months, - when,- after the horri
Me labors of the. weary day, I used
to follow the old gardener, and hear
her sing. My old 'withered heart
beats fuller and freer when the mem1
ory comes back to me now. , ;
Alas! alasl my awkwardness again
banished me. She met me one eve
ning in the garden as I was coming
along the path with my cang full of
water, and spoke.to me, and said.
"You're the boy that broke the vase
aren't y;u?" u
: 1 did not, could not reply; my
strength forsook me. I drooped ny
cans on the ground, where tbey up
set and floinled away in a moment
some seedsotr which the rector set
most especial store. ' '
Hmv awkward, to be sure!" she
excla trued. " Andr how angry" uncle
willte. ?, n y f,
I turned ; and fled, " and from that
time the rectory gate was closed
against me. ;
IJed a miserably onhappy life for
the next three years; 1 had only one
consolation during the. whole of that
weary time. I saw her at church
and heard her sing there. I could
hear nothing else when she sang,
clear and distinct, above the confus
ed, nasal sounds that came irom the
voices of others hers alone pure,
sweet,, and -good.: It was a blessed
time. I. would not miss a Sunday's
service in church for all that might
offt-r. Three good miles tvery Suns
day there and buck did 1 heavily
plod to hear her, and feel well re,
warded. I shared her joys and heav
iness. 1 kn w when she was happy,
when oppressed; as a mother knows
the tones of her child's voice, to the
minutest shade of difference, so I could
tell when her heart was light and
One Sunday she sang as I had
never yet heard her, not loudly, but
o tenderly, so lovingly; I knew the
change had come she loved; it thrill
ed in her voice and; at the evening
service he was there. 1 saw him. A
soldier, I knew, by his bearing, with
cruel, hard, grey eyes; and she sang,
I knew it 1 detected a tremble and
gratitude in the. note. I felt she
was to suffer, as 1 had suffered; not
that I sang. I had no voice. A
harsh guttural sound was all I could
give utterance to. I, could whistle
like a bird, and often and often have
I lain for hours in tne shade of a tree
and joined in the concerts io the
0 e day I was whistling,; as was
my wont, as I went through the
street, when I was tapped on the
shoulder by an old man, the cobbler
of the next parish. I knew him from
his coning to my father for leather
"Sam, where did you learn that1?"'
" "You've a good ear, Sam."
I've nothing else good, but I can
" Can ym whistle me the Morn
1 did so.
" Good; very good. Know any
thing of music, Sam."
" L ke to?'' ;
I'd give all I have in the world
to be able to ply anything. My
soul's full of music. ; I can't sing a
note, but 1 could play anythiug if I
u So you shall, Sam, my boy.
Come home with me. Carry these
skins, and you shall begin at once."
I went home with him, and found
that he was one of the players in the
choir of his parish, his instrument
being the volonceljo. I took ray
first lesson, and from that time com
menced a new life. Evening after
evening, and sometimes during the
day, I wandered over to his little
shop, and while he sat, stitch, stitch,
at the boots and shoes, I played over
and over acain all the music I could
tret from the church.
"You've a beautiful fingering,
Sam. my boy, beautiful, and though
it does look a little awkward to see
you bowing away with your left, it
makes no difference to yon. You
ought to be a fine player, Sam."
I was enthusiactic, but I was poor.
I wanted an instrument of my own,
tut I had no money, and I earned
none I could earn none. My pas
rents thought, and perhaps rightly,
that if they found me food and cloth
ing, 1 was well provided for, and so
for some 12 m-mths I used the old
cobbler's instrument, improving dai
ly. It was strange that the limbs
and fingers, so rigid and stiff for
every other impulse should, under
the influence of sound,, move with
uch preciion, ease and exactness.
"S.mi, my boy,'' said the cobbler,
one day, . yoa shall have an instru
meat, and your father shall , buy it
for you, or the whole parish shall
cry ; hame upon him."
" But bedon't know a word of
this," I said-
4 Never mind, Sam, my bov, he
shall be glad to know of it;'' and be
told me his plans.
At certain times it was customary
for the choirs of neighboring churches
to help each' other, and it was ars
ranged that the choir of our parish
should play and sing on the next
Sunday rooming at his parish church,
and that be and his choir should come
over to our church for the evening
service. ; . . r.
t f And you , Sam," said Jie11 shall
take my place in your owe church;
and. Dlease God. von do as well there
as you nave done here, it willTJe the
prouaest aay i snail know, aara, my
boy and your fatner and mother will
act V 0 b'V.
How I Drarticed. mornioff. noon
and nigbb, for the great day; how the
oia man aarwiy nintea at a proaigy
that was . to be forthcoming at the
festival; and then the great and &u
spiciousdav itself, with its events
all is as vivid before me as if it were
' The evening came;? and there, in
the dimly. lit gallery, I sat. waiting,
w ith my master beside. 3
" Sam, my boy,'' said my master,
" it s a great risk: n'o getting very
m ana '
mil. Ihere s the squire and my lady
just ' come in. Keep your eyes on
your book, and feel what you're
play ing and think y on re in the little
shop: I've brouebt a bit of leather to
help you, and he put a piece of that
black leather that has a peculiar acid
scent in i front of me.A The scentiof
it revived me; the memory of the
many, hours I had spent there came
back to me at once, and I felt as
calm as if I were indeed there.
She came, at last, and service be
gan. Oh! that night! Shall I ever
forget its pleasures? the wondering
looks of the friends and neighbors
who came and found in me. the de
spised, awkward, left-handed sad
niers apprentice, tne proaigy ot
which they had heard rumors. Oh,
it was elrious! The first few
strokes of my bow gave me confi
dence, and I did well, and knew it,
through the hymn, through the
chants, and on to the anthem before
the sermon. That was to be the gem
of the evening; it. was Handel's then
new anthem. know that my Re
It began harsh, inharmonius and
out of tune I know not why or how;
but as it progressed, a spell seemed
on all but her and myself; one by ne
the instruments ceased .and were si.
lent; one by one the voices died
away and were lost, and she and I
alone, bound together and driven by
an irresistible impulse, went through
the anthem; one soul, one spirit
6eemed to animate both. The whole
congregation listened breathless as
to an angel; and she, self-absorbed
and like one in a trance, sang, filling
me with a delicious sense of peace
and exultation, the like of which I
have never known since.
It came to an end at last, and
with the Ust triumphant' note 1 fell
forward on the desk in a stupor.
; When I recovered I found myself
at home in my own room, with the
rector, the doctor and my parents
there, and heard the doctor say
" I to'd you he would, my dear
madam; I knew he would."
"Thank God!" murmured my
mother. " My dear boy, how we
have feared for you."
What i difference! I was courted
and made much of. " Genius!' and
" very clever!" and " delightful tal
ent!" such were the expressions 1
now heard, instead of "stupid!"
awkward!" and " uufit for any
thing!" . ,.
My father bought a fine instru.
ment; and I was the hero of the vil
luge for months.
Ii was some days after that Sun
day that I ventured to ask about the
" My dear boy," said my mother;
" the like was never heard. We saw
you there and wondered what you
were doing: but as soon as we saw
you with the bow, we knew you must
be the person there'd been so much
talk about; and then, when the an
them came, and we all left off sing
ing and they all left off playing, and
only you and Miss Cecilia kept on,
we were all in tears. I saw even
the rector crying; and, poor girl, she
seemed as if in a dream and so did
you; it was dreadful for me to see
you with your eyes fixed on her,
watching her so eagerly. And then
to look at her; staring up at the
stained glass window as if she could
see throusrh it,' miles and miles awav
into ihe sky. Oh, I'm sure the lik'
never was; and then when you fell
down, I screamed; aud your father
ran np and carried you down and
brought you home in Farmer Slade's
After this I had an invitation to
go up to '.he rectory, and there in
the long winter evenings we used to
sit; and while 1 played, she sang. Oh,
those happy times! when she loved
me, buc only as a de.ir friend; and I
loved aer as I never loved before or
could love again. I do not know the
kind of love I had for her. I was
but a little older than she was, but 1
felt as a father might feel to i is
daughter; a sweet tenderness and
love that made me pitful to her. I
knew she loved a man unworthv of
her, and I think, al times, she felc
this herself, and knew I felt it.
I was perfectly free at the rector's
house at last, aud we used to find in
our music a means of converse that
our tongue could never have known.
Alv me those days! . Gone! Alas!
they are gone. J. 3 :?:,:", j,i t:
She left us at last, and in a few
years her motherless child came back
in her place; and as 1 again sit in the
old rectory .parlor years and years
after my first visitwith her daughter
beside me singing but, alas, not
with her mother's voice all the old
memories flood back upon me, and I
feel a grateful, calm joy in the open
ly -shown respect and affection of the
daughter of her whom I loved so si
ientlv, so tenderly; and so long.
I sit in the old se,at in the church
now and play: and, ence in the year,
the old anthem; but the voice is gone
that filled the old church as with a
glory that day. I feel, as the sounds
swell out, and the strings vibrate un
der my withered fingers. I - am but
waiting to be near her unaer the old
yew tree outside, and it may be
nearer to her still in the longed-for
future. ti -v- ": -
Trades of Animals. It has been
well remarked by a clever author,
that bees are geometricians.' The
cells are so constructed as, with the
least quantity of material, to have
the largest-sized spaces and the least
possible interstices. The mole " i a
meteorologist. , The bird called the
uine-killer is an arithmetition, also
the crow, the wild turkey, and some
other birds: 1 The torpedo, the ray,
and the electric eel are electricians.
The nautilus is a navigator. II
raises and lowers his sails, casts and
weighs anchor, and performs many
nautical feats. Whole tribes of
birds are musicians. The beaver is
an architect, builder and woodcutter,
He cuts down trees, and erects houses
and dams. The marmot is a civil en
gineer. He does not only build
houses, but constructs aqueduct and
urams to Keep tnem dry. The ant
maintains a regular standiug army.
wasps are paper manufacturers.
uotciuuiais oio sua. suimiers. i ne
squirrel is a ferryman. With "a
chip or a piece of bark for a boat,
and his tail for a sail, he crosses a
stream. Dogs, wolves, jackals, and
many others, are hunters. The
black bear and heron are fishermen.
The ants are day-laborers. ThA
monkey is a rope dancer.
A Great Wrong. When a dis
sipated youth goes astray, friends
gather around htm in order to re.
store him to the path of virtue.
Gentleness and kindness are lavished
upon him to win him back again to
innocence and peace. No one would
suspect that he had ever sinned
But when a poor girl is betrayed, she
receives the brand jf society, and is
nencetortn driven from the ways of
virtue. The betrayer is honored re
spected, and esteemed; but this ruin-
ed, heart-broken victim knows there
is no rest for her this side of the
grave. Society has no helping hand
for her no smile of peace, no voice
of forgivness. These are eart.hlv
moralities they are unknown in
heaven. There is deep wrong in
them, and fearful, are the conse
quences. 1 he injustice of society is
vividly brought to the mind in the
case delineated. Once a Week.
Comparative. In point of the
numbers engaged and the rapidity of
the movements, the late battle of Sa-
dowa was one of the drearest if nor
the greatest ever fought in Europe.
Five hundred thousand men' were
brought into direct collision with
each other, and fought ten hours.
wnue tne casualties were at. Jeast
25,000. This was quick work, but
in the proportion of losses bears but
slight comparison to many of the
battles fought during our late rebeU
lion. At iadowa the losses were in
the proportion of one to tweniv
whilst in several of our battles they
were as one to five, and nearly al
ways reached as high as one to ten
Common Scolos. Tne Supreme
Court of Pennsylvania, at its recent
session, decided in the case of Elnor
Mohn, of Lehigh country that a wo
man can be indicated as a common
scold. ; Judge Woodward, in deliv
ering the opinion of the Court, said,
" As to the unreasonableness of hold
ing woman liable to punishment for
too tree use of their tongues it is
enough to say that the common law,
which is the expressed wisdom " ot
ages, adjudges that it is not unreason
able. And the Legislature had not
changed the common law in this re
gard, but on the contrary, declared,
so recently as 1860, that this offence
shall be punished as heretofore."
Dropped Something. A lady was
out walking in PonohkensiA NT0;
York, the other day, accompanied
by her servant, who was drawing an
infant in one of the little carriages
made forthe purpose,when, unnoticed
by mother or servant, the child fell
out upon the walk. The couple pass
ed along, and had gone some distance
from the baby, when they were ac
costed by a gentleman who had wits
nessed the entire transaction: "Mad
am, you have dropped something,"
at tbe same time pointing to the In
fant on the walk in the distance.
The sequel can be imagined.
Sickness on the Plains. The
Kearney Herald of the 28th, ult.,
says the Mormon train said to be af
fected with cholera, halted at Kear
ney on Saturday, and started on yes
terday for Salt Lake. The Post Sur
geon thinks it is not cholera, but
pronounces it dysentery in the most
malignant form. Twentysix had
died since leaving the river ; those
now prostrated twenty five or thirty
in number are on the mend. The
disease is abating.
The St." Louis (Mo.) Democrat
says that the wharfs , of the I city are
,te j96 "tended north and south along
the whole river. front, and that prob
ably at no distant day St. Louis wiil
have a continuous -wharf seven miles
in extents Various harboriimprove.
ments also are about to bo made
there.- ;?": ' ' : y
1 igers in Cochin China. Many
of the natives obtain their livelihood
by tiger catching, the skin of this an-
: . t k : ... .. i it mi
imai uciug vaiuauie. iney use a
novel mode of ensnaring these savage
beasts. ' Two Malays generally goln
company, and travel over many parts
ot tne country, lhose who follow
this business regularly, have permits
allowing tnem t build a hut tor their
use in any place they think fit. The
hilt is limit rtn 1 1 Q ' 1 nr. rl K
V 7 ."r
iium uueeu 10 iweuiy reer. nign;
and, as tae tiger cannot climb these
the men can remain in it and watch
their snares in safety. The snare
consists of large leaves, or sometimes
pieces of paper about six inches
square, covered on one side with a
substauce of the same nature as bird
lime, jand containing a poison, the
smallest particle of which setting
into thA Anim," o..o ' ;.b
0 vjv vouoco maiau-
taneous and total blindness. They
are laid about thick v. with the bird
l.'mo BiA j - ; u,,u
lime side upward, .in a track of a
tiger; and as sure as the animal puts I make strong assertions respecting its mer
his Daw on on th trohom, uo0 ?ts' which we are prepared to substantiate
he becomes a victim ; for finding
iu suck to his foot, he shakes it, by
which means other leaves adhere to
it. He then probably rubs his head
in the attempt to rid himself of these
leaiy encumbrances; but thev stick
to nis head and face: he then, per-
. - . ' .
h9nj rrtM0 uiip ' u j
haps rolls himself on the ground,
when he becomes fairly covered; and,
while scratching and rubbing himself
m ftDT fran -i I I, rt . ..... . .
w ncc, owmc ui tuo uutsuiiuus
bird lime cet's into his eves and blinds
Ti , j .
iiC giowis anu roars in agony.
ana tll.S IS the Signal for his captors
to dispatch him. The Makvs thpn
ba.ni me animal, ana taKe awav parts
l, : . i , ,
or nis oody that may be available
n:.c, i ti " ,,
iMrc hjc carcass wen sirpwn
with more leaves, as a bait for other
tigers. Other animals, and birds.aUo,
they ensnare m the same manner.
a ' '
An Excellent Experiment. The
ondon Spectator says that a firm in
Manchester bound themselves by a
a j j: -j .i J I
trust deed to divide their profits over
fifteen per cent, on the capital invest
ed among their workmen. The firs"
result was a decrease in waste, the
men not seeing why they should
waste their own property any more
than any other master's, and waste
t, perhaps, as bad debts, the great
est source of manufacturing loss
The next was an immense advance in
the pace of the work done, the men
putting their hearts into it as hired
men will not do, and scolding each
other fcr neglect as if each man was
overseer. lhe last was a great in
crease of orders, every man being as
anxious to obtain work. or. : s he
himself explained it, to "carry some
un to bonus, as if he had been the
sole master. The result was a first
dividend of fifteen per cent, per an
num, and four or five per cent, over
or division among the men.
Silent Influences. The Rev. Al-
bert Barnes says It is the bubbling
spring which flows gently, the little
rivulet which runs alon.o- d.-i v nun
night, by the farmhouse, that is use
I, rather than the swollen flood or
roaring cataract. Niagara excites our
wonder, and we stand amazed at the
power and greatness of God, there,
ne pours it from the hollow of
us hand.'7 iiut one Niagara is
enough for the continent or the world.
while the same world requires thou
sands and tens of thousands of silver
buntains and gently flawing rivulets.
that water every farm, and meadow.
and every garden, and that shall flow
on every day and night with their
gentle, quiet beauty. So with the
acts of our lives. It is not by great
deeds like those of the martyrs, that
good is to be done, but by the daily
anu quiet virtues ot life, tb (Jn-is
tian temper, the good qualities of
elatives and friends.
All the Same. Diminutive ap
plications are appropriate tor child
ren, but are out of place for adults.
"Bennie'' sounds pretty for a little
urchin, but when he becomes a man
we give him the full cognomen of
Benjamin." So in the early stages
of the Great Rebellion we called the
rebels "Johnnies" now
Johnson men." Dubuque
Dr. Durbin, the great Methodist
orator, once attempted to preach from
text, " Kemember Lot's wife,"
and made a failure. Afterward, re
marking to Dr. Bond that he did not
know the reason of his failure, the
venerable doctor replied that " he
had better let other people's wives
A Modern Duel. A couple of
captains became desperate in a sa
loon, io New Orleans, a few davs
ago, and their friends provided them
with the following-pieces for a bloody
duel. They stood but a few paces
apart, and both combatants fell, one
covered with mush and the otner
with molasses, the seconds haviug
loaded the pieces with that kind of
The tinting power of the salts of
Magenta seem iucredible. One grain
in a million time its weight of water
gives a pure red ; in ten millions a
rose pink ; in twenty millions a del
uded blush, and even in fifty millious
an evident glow is seen.
The mortality returns of England
for 1864 show "that in that year 28
of the men who died and 70 of the
women had reached one hundred
years of age or upwards, one woman
dying at 108 and one man-at 109.
Of these 98 very aged people London
SEWING MACHINE CO.j
Manufacturers of the Celebrated Re
versible feed Sewing Machines !
Making four distinct stitches !
TTTHILE a large number ofMachines have
YY been offered to the Public, some of
which possess points of excellence and ac
knowledsed merit, we have lone felt what
others bave experienced, the necessity of a
Macuine more pertect in its mechanical
structure, combining in the highest degree
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e'tsMt-uy wun auraouuy, ana wniiecapaDie
of doing a greater range of work, one that
coma De easily understood ana comprehend
ed by all.
To supply a Sewing Machine free from the
objections attaching to others, has been no
easy task ; tor we had not only to surpass
I other3 as thev appeared years ago, but also
as improved from time to timely more re-
I This we claim has been accomplished by
. expenditure ot capital, and the
patient, untiring labor of years; and in pre-
senting our Machine to the public, we shall
in every particular.
Discarding the Cham and Loon, or Knit
suicnes, we aaopt the lock Stitch, (alike on
both sides of the fabric.) which is regarded
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by the masses as best suited to all kinds of
work. Jiut to meet objections sometimes
urged against this lavoiite stitch we have
Knot, either of which is ttronaer and rntrt.
aaaed tne Knot, Double Lock and Double
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man tne l.ock; thus enabling the op
erator to select a stitch perfectly suited to
every grade of fabric, and where neces.arv
sew seams much s ronger than it is possibfe
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i sLucnes witn as mucn ease as ordinary Ma
chines make one, and with a little ma
Th rni. of ron. ,aa n
I we could desire, and from its first introduc-
ion ,the ORKNCE has gained hosts of
I icuua, &iiu uceii resaiueu a umsen-tJUi ne-
cessity; proving that the public fully appre
I c,.ate me vtaay, be.-iv.ty, and durability com
I omed in the 1? LiUKh-A Machine.
i zf i .u ci rt d .rr' a.
follorin(i advantages over any and all Sew
JSF" It ?nakes four different stitchea, L.,
Knot, Double Lock, and Double Knot, on one
and the same Machine. Each stitch beine
aiiKe on ootn sides ot the taoric.
WL3 f ir rrr XI -Vt--v lino MA wnn Z 11
feed motion, which enables the operator, by
simPlv turning a thumb screw, to have the
work run either to the right or left, to stay
any part ot the seam, or fasten the ends
of seams, without turning the fabric.
Z& Lhansnnsr the length ot stitch, and
from one kind ot stitch to another, can read
ily be done while the Machine is in motion.
Ei7 the needle is easily adjusted.
ZrSF' it is almost noiseless, and can be used
where quiet is necessary.
Its motions are all positice ; there are
no springs to get out of order, and its sim
plicity enables the most inexperienced to
It does not require liner thread on
the under than for the upper side, and will
sew across the heaviest seams, or from one
to more thicknesses of cloth, without chanse
of needle, tension, or breaking thread.
T-sF Ae hemmer is e:isiiv adjusted and
will turn any width of hem desired.
J2f Jo other Machine will do so great a
range ot work as the rLUlibXJb.
It will hem, gather, fell, bind, braid.
quilt, and gather and sow on a ruffle at the
The taking up of the slack thread is not
performed by the irregular contraction of a
wire coil or uncertain operation ot wire
levers. The precision and accuracy with
which the FLORENCE draws the thread in
to the cloth, is uuapproached in any Sewing
macuine nuneno onerea in me mai Ket.
We furnish each Machine with "JJarnum's
Self Seiver," which quides the work itself, ana
is of incalculable value, especially to inex
KS? It is tuliy protested and licensed by
Ehas Howe, jr., and his associates, and our
own Letters Patvnt.
While possessing the above and many
other advantages, the Florence is sold at
corresponding prices with other first class
Machines, and a careful examination will
fully substantiate all that we have claimed
for it, and justify the assertion we now make,
that it is the best Sewing Machine in the
We warrant every machine to be all that
we claim for it and will give a written war
ranty. b urther reference may be had by address
O.L.. I'AIUllSH V Co., Agent.
6ml) Portland, Oregon.
Florence JSewino; Machines ! !
Copy of the report of committe of Awards
at the Jb air of the American Institute,
NEW YORK, 1865.
GOLD MEDAL ! !
To the Florence Sewing Machine Co ,
Jbor the Best family Sewing
REASONS 1st, Its simplicity, and great
range oi worK. za, Tne reversible Feed
motion. 3d, The perfect finish and sub
stantial manner in which the Machine is
made. 4th, ihe rapidity of its working
and the quality of the work done. 5th,The
Self adjusting Tension.
Ihe Florence was awarded the
First and Highest Premium at the
State x air of California, the onlv
Fair on the Pacific Coast at which
any two double thread Sewing Ma
chines were exhibited in competition
The Florence received the only
premium awarded by the Mechanics1
Institute of San Francisco in 1864
and 1865, to any Sewing Machine
Co., or Agent. Tne claim of a com.
petuor to a medal is without any
Wherever the Florence has been
brought into competition with other
Sewing Machines, it has always been
declared the best. It is the most
s'mP, the most substantial, the most
efficient, and in its use is easily
learned. -Every Machine soli is
guaranteed in the full sense ot the
Srnd for Circulars at.rj Samples of
work. RAMUPf Mil I
m W W MM Ml MM Ml
n30) General Agent.
No. Ill Montgomery street San Francisco.
EQUALIZATION BOUNTY BILL
THE undersigned, having recently re
turned from Washington City, where
he has made the proper arranarements far
the collections of the Extra Bounty allowed
to all soldiers enlisted for three years in the
service oi tne united States, is pre
pared with the proper Blanks, &c, required
by the Department at Washington, to have
said bounties promptly paid.
Persons entitled to the benefits of said
Bounty will find it their interest to attend to
its collection at once. Having an Agent at
Washington, and personal knowledge of the
mode of making collections through the De
partments, I can get returns promptly
' I3T Call with your Discharge, at the Pub
lication Office of the Daily Oregonian. No. 5
Washington St., Portland.
3m A, BUSUWILER, Claim Agnt.
645 Washington Street,
San Francesco. . ........ California.
J. H. JOSSELYN, M. D.f
r Resident Physician,. ,tj . .; -,t
THE DIRECTORS OF THIS CELEBRAT
ed Medical Institute wish to; thank the
public for the generous manner in which
they have sustained the Resident 1 Physician
with their patronage. ' It is now six years
since the Institute was established; during
that time there has been over thirty thousand
consultations, and in all cases, where the
disease was curable. ' s" pi
A perfect and permanent cure has been"
performed. Malicious charlatans have open
ed traps in close proximity to the Institute,
adopting similar names, hoping to attract
the unweary; but their: failure; to do so is
perfectly apparent for the business has not
been effected in the least, but has gone on
increasing its usefulness and profits in regu
lar ratio. The Resident Physician has by
careful study and experience within tbe last
few years been successful in discovering new
electric remedies which are far superior to'
any before used in the healing art, and hef
can warrant them to cure all cases for which
they are used, or make no charges for ser
vices. They will be forwarded to any place
in the Pacific States upon a receipt of a . let'
ter stating the disease with symptoms, the
age and sex of the patient. , .
The Female medicines, discovered and
used by the Resident Physician, are the only
remedies which are safe and have ther
effect. The large number of cases in which
they have been used, is a guarantee of their,
success. ' ' '
Great care should be talren in visiting the
Institute, to remember the name.
Electropatliic Institute, 645 Washington
Street between Montgomery and Kearnv
streets. J. II. JOSSELYN, M. D., '
Below are a few of the opinions of the press
of California, which are submitted to the
Electeopatht. The readers of this article
are paiticularly requested to read the ad-L
vertisement of the "Electrophatic InstiJfc
tute," 645 Washington street, San Fran
cisco, to be found in another column of this
paper. Ihe remarkable cures that have
been effected by Dr. J. H. Josselyn, the
Resident Physician of the Institute during
the past six years, has gained for this es
tablishment a reputation that - has never hn
equalled by any medical establishment on
this coast. In cases of female irregularities
especially. Dr. Jossel Vn has crninpA an or.Tr;
able reputation, and the spacious parlors of
tbe Institute are continually
adies asking relief fiom their ti cable?.
Dr. Josselvn pays particular attention tn
the treatment of cases in the interior nf th
State and upon receipt of a full dprlntinn
of the disease of which the annlicant To Bn
unfortunate as to be afflicted, acenmnam'
with the real or a fictitious address son
per Wells, Fargo & Co., medicines that he
warrants to cure the disease, without, th.
slightest injury to the system. He uses no
mercury or mineral poisons. The rempHioa
used are known as " Electic," and most of
them are of his own discovery. Persons
placing themselves under the treatment of
Dr. J. H. Josselvn may rely upon not onlv
receiving correct 'and successful treatment , ....
but upon his discretion and secreef. Red
Blvff Independent January 24th, 1866.
Glad to Hear It. For several months-
past Dr. J. 11. Josselyn, for the last six years
so well known as the Resident Physician of
the Electropatliic Institute, 645 Washington
street, San Francisco, has contemplated re
tiring from his position for the purpose of
accepting the position as Visiting Physician
in one ot the large hospitals in his native
State, Massachusetts. The matter becoming
known to a nuniber of scientific gentlemen
of San Francisco, who, feeling what a great
loss would occur to the community by the
withdrawal of a physician of such scientific
attainments as Dr. Josselyn, a meetinsr was
canea ai wmcu resolutions highly laudatory
of the Doctor's abilities were passed, and a
committee of gentlemen appointed to wait
upon him, present the resolutions, and urge
him to give up his intention of leaving the
State, and continue in his presei.t position. " "
The arguments of the committee facilitated
by certain pecuniary propositions, made by
the Directors of the Institute, having induc
ed the Doctor to return his position at Resi
dent Physician. We announce the success
of the negotiations w'lh satisfaction, as it
would have been difficult for the numerous
patients that heretofore relied on the Doctor
tor scientific and successful treatment to
have found another physician capable of fi'l
inghis place. Democratic iStamlard, Jan. 31.
Read It. We heartily recommend those
of our readers who may be suffering from '
disease of long standing, or from complaints
brought on by the use of mercury, at some
former period of their lives, to read the ad
vertisement ot the Juectropathie Institute, to
be found in our advei tisiug columns. Dr. J.
H, Josselyn, the Resident Physician, has oc
cupied that position for six years, and tak
ing into consideration the fuct that all the
Directors of the Institute are all medical
men of high standing in the community, it
may be considered as proof of Dr. Josselyn's
ability that he has been retained in theposi
tion so long. Dr. Josselyn is a regular grad
uate, and is also considered by competent
judges to be the most scientfic and success
ful electrican in the United State s; he will
cure more than half the diseases that flesh is
heir to without the use of anv medicine in
nil cases where it is deemed necessary, but
never uses anything but vegetable prepara
tions. The doctor has been verv snoopsfnl
in his treatment of diseases incident to fa-
males, and eniovs a much !flrrrr in
that particular line than anv other physician
on the Pacific coast The Electrooathic Tn-
stitute is located on one of the most nonular
streets in San Francisco, the rooms for th
reception of patients are fitted un in a t vl .
of magnificence never before attempted "by
any medical establishment on this coast, and s
the Institute is rated in San Francisco as the :
best in the city. Mountain Democrat.
The Best is the Cheapest. This ada
will apply as well to the practice of medi
cines as to the purchase of merchandise.
Thousands on this coast, during the past
fifteen years, have had their constitutions
ruined by refusing treatment at the hands of 1
first-class physicians, simply because a gang
of humbugs, styling themselves doctors. anA
who are almost destitute of common sense
much more of medical knowledge, offer t ?
treat those who are sick for a less sum than '
a regular practitioner. A man that would
allow a quack to administer medicine ta
him, is worse than an idiot, for, in nine cases "f
out of ten, the medicine so given, instead of
curing the disease, makes the patient worse
and does permanent injury to the system,
and oftentimes to such an extent as to pre
vent the possibility of curing the original
disease. The fact is, that no person should
place himself in charge of a physician unless
he has strong proofs that the doctor is a
regular graduate from some well reputed
Medical College. The number of medical
humbugs in San Francisco, is perfectly .
enormous ; not more than two of the adver
tised physicians have a diploma. Dr. J. H
Josselyn, Resident Physician of the Electro
patliic Institute, 645 Washington street, is
one cf these, and is prepared at all times to.
exhibit las diplomas. Yreka Union Febru
ary 10, 1S66. .
Persons seeking the Electropathic Insti
tute, should be careful to remembertbe nameA
and number. Electropathic Institute? 6A(i
" ashmgton Street, Houth side, between Kedtmyia
and Montgomery. J. II Josselyn, M.D. on,
the sign. With, these remarks weuteaYe Jbe
interests of the Institute with the, public, ..."
asking only the same generous cdhndce
and patronage thus far awarded to it. he
record shows over thirty thousand consulta- :
tions, and a very large, amount of suffering ;
relieved. ' .
Persons wishing to consult the Resident '.
Physician by Letter, can do so with the .ut-
most confidence, and can, if they wish, have
Electric Remedies for any disease ; sent to
alt parts of the State; all Remedies sent from
tbe Institute warranted to be effectual. tAU t
letters must be addresssed plainly J. H--JOSSELYN,
M. D., Box 1945, San Francisco j :
Cal. All letters will b destroyed or re
turned, as directed by the writer. (8m