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   McKean Miner,The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1869, Smethport, Pennsylvania                             B0EB Of PICE WEST SIDE OF PDBLSC SQUABS f jeer. tawHibif la Bates of Advertising and jfob. tiara, tbHoqalnu, pat q porqairo i. Tor bUab tatrpomu, WiHUDti copitiiMo iinlioi. mart Mil soTmnl P LHIII.-tTr SSorlew itiret h.lftbwt i Onrtt of pramttinutentn. Business 1 fi .S M> .t tiatfttao at diipntch. BOner kind done via nentra. UK] MtootiMVod "to the Bouteipeiimoni ud tuiefl Onlcn solicited. Wallace ,W. W Bsrown Attorney OottnKHor at I.BW, will glv- prcmpt attention to all entttuted to before the In rnptcy will mcelye cupecfel Office In the Ccnrt Hoaoe, iBmeUiport, i P. Ford 4 TTORXEV CovuWilOKtf IW. Co A fdr iTKiwn. Elk end Cameron Counties will ilf c hit Blleoilun tw til mitten pertoiolog to profoulon In the eountm. Office, foti Bulldirg, Cbarch Street. Smetbport, Ptt. A. Williams. port. PH.. Kill oHenit promptly to t TTORNEY anil Connnelor at Law. ptly to tmalueiB to hi. SprcM la collections radial burintn relating to mil ntate. 1. Byron C. Hunlia. ATTORNEY and Counselor ot ftnelh- lio rl, Rlvo special attention to the ccllectloa of claims examination end trial of bad tlilet, payment of Uutca and nil, reetltr. lltlng to ml Also ageat or tlie Rfalloj 8. B. Bm.tl.port. Pfc JTHI promptly to ill In profrBnloB. Office at -ttmn' Orng Store. P. A. Kewell. BnJhrrt, M'Kean To., dealer Cloclnre- pjirnl shortest notice aud in the molt SO- ncc had delirium tremens. Bnt this was before the days of inebriate asy- dejected slave to his passion for drink; without mercy and without hope. I talked to kindly, reasoned with him, succored him till he was Well, and never lost sight of him, or let him have any peace until he had signed the pledge again. It took him some time to recover his place in the church, but I have had the happiness of seeing trim re- stored. He is now more than -ever, a devoted worker in the church; .and the cause of Temperance Js pleaded on oil occasions. 'Can you wonder, then, that I nev- er order strong drink for a patient nowT The rest of Dr. Monroe's speech was intended'to demonstrate that alcohol did not act as food to the body, that it produced disease, injured the hu- man structure, did not impart warmth, was totally unnecessary to the main- Jainance of life, and that abstainence ttras not only safe for all persons, but desirable. JBospiiol. Dr. Boosa contributes to 4he 'Sep- tember nramber of Putnam's Magazine j pJeasaat historical eketchof the New Hospital, in which several inci- dents of practice in that venerabfe in- lee- seieoitioiii ore narrated. Thefollow- IEIS describes the scenes in one waffd <3afvoted to the anfflterers mania-a-jiotn, or delirinm tre- jfflens the '3ei ward, 'as the ontrses aatJ-hoEse doctors were apt to coll it would alone tfiaraisfa seenes for Bmrjjasa fchoaj of Pognstb or Eolbein is -the demoniac appccr- BEce 'of a man whesj tfeo victim of his ovexcomei. wiib .raserved for the most viofent esses, poor fellow is. sashing- madly about, fighting mortal combat with wha oeems to him a real enemy. .'The eirsfc jacket and. well padded wails, protect bim from do- tag himsrif any barm, white the stron< men chosen as nurses for, thas patient! cow them- down: With a steady look and -preserve a SaJante order in this Sy9QdPffBOiU CffPCfW lOlHirc lyi er, e, eofleresr strong Of. fcarfol -shapes am imagination, sees gentle spirits ant dreams delightful (Breams. A smile is constantly ploying on ouch Dps, nod fee tjeoae, like   your, judgment. now and. ten rising op tt saiae feacisfi demoffl eajosging fetea s crev- ice off comer. Another is horisag fiilso 'taaut Ms is tormenting in sarpsSee, onol Jitotoag' esa- J gistted Man off tooia' tratd, 'Ifo. Semite curibtt? freak of no- tote formed! 'Is a question ghat every visitor lemsfe ttriliasb Jtis-a pnz- tfito' imaginatioii, and- %ffles CTCE' the' scientific student Prof. Whitney, of the State survey, discus- How TO READ THE Read t every day. Read, one verse at a time. Read, sometimes, a whole chapter; at others, a whole book. Sometimes, read by subjects; i. a. the parables, by themselves, one af- ter another, etc. Take one 'character' and trace it through the Old and New Testaments, thus: direct history or 'geography; Htadtrativc comments, either in the way of enforcing as an example or ex- hibiting as a warning by contrast with others of a different type. Find out the contrast, between the Old and Xew Testaments; between one saint and another; between: some zealous Christian and some zealous fnr. T. i Take a verse, sometimes, to pieces word by wojtd, and find when the po- tential words ore used as elsewhere, and in what case. Use nil the helps you can get if yon havn't a commentary, put by the difficult passages to ask yonr minis- ter the meaning of them. Above all, endeavor to make your reading of God's word improve yon in ;he article of self examination and growth in grace. ,24 Jlfamteire offriton JXfe fa Sotttk, beiny of Sergt. Major of tlie f. V., ta I.iboy and Selte file, Vet., anaSatiebarv, JV. C., During the Autumn and Winter of But the foot-hardiness was here ap- parent as the two divisions relied on for the main' stroke did not know their part and the enterprise was nipped in the bud. It was soon dis- covered too that the conscripts had not left the place and the sentinel's platform fast filled up amid the dis- charge of grape and canister from the two pieces of artillery. Three-fourths of the prisoners if not" more were un- prepared Torso sudden an assault, nevertheless they rallied to the cheers of their comrades; but it was no-nae the rebels were fully prepared and armed at all points; many of our men were already killed and wounded and we were still berrg fired upon go we dispersed as qnickly as possible and in half an hoar the 'whole camp was entirely qoiet I took refuge in a comrades, tent for about On hour when I deemed it safe to return to my quarters. On arriving there I found that the tent happened to beta direct range of -one of the gnus and it, was ridd'ed >with the cnarge-ofcan- jtbter leaving forty-two holes in the canvass. iog had besft btt in the neck with a musket ball; also I learned tbat s rebel sergeant with a file of men had been searching tbat and the neighboring-tents for concealed amis; It seems that the onthoritics bad "an impression that we were folly armed and prepared for o pitched They were never more mistaken for it was only ths feeble effostof a hand- ful of men made despoate by octa of inhuman barbarity. We Iiad ttesafc- tsfoction of knowing that wo had pret- ty thoroughly frightened oar brutal keepers. Major Gee however was reported to have said ia reply to toe query whether we were to have full rations learned that thley had a class of fel- low prisoners whose sole occupation consisted iu robbing and cheating their comrades and even monfering' in extreme cases; six ot eight of them were tried, convicted and Ijungf as they folly deserved. We had a lot of fellows in onr prison just like them who would murder and steal, knock down and rob with They were styled "Muggers" I pose- from- the fact that they would gcv for a man's "mug" ami both-at the same time. 3f tftr-cfittleTs were their victims as they 'were mote to have valuables- be- sides being less likely to know diem, (the Muggers) by sight- They wera- the most villainous set of im- mnginahle and were the (error of the- camp at night. Charley Daaghen- burgh .found a man one night who bsd been tlirown -from the ladder'of the- main building by mnggera and died, in a short time from the effects of it serveH Tn'fhe's'ame manner as tb'e An- dersonviHe gang; but nothing CTCT came of it, On the I8th of December are built a fire place to our tent With a case knife we dug a trench about tbfee in- ches deep by one indt.'wkle; into .this we set stakes about three feet lifghas an outside support to the mix} bricks; between, each layer of-brick we laid a thin wood to prevent them from settling before getting dry. "We split out some tough pieces for sides and jam of fire place; the chimney Was fixed with piecesof wood laid crossways in mud and when fin- ished we had a fire place good enorrgh- for a palace; the ifst of that or the tent we covered with slats of wood' plastered with mad and cat a slit ia the back end of a tent for a By the evening'of the IStavrchadaU completed and woen afterwards wo were sitting (or rather humping) around the fire we seemed to ba as "snog ns In a rug." The sticks of wood we drew in rations were from six to_sevcn feet long; the only means for splitting was by using 'a. couple of rail rood-spikes, brought in by one of the party when out for wood, and wooden wedges mode by ourselves when we used a stick of large wood for a clulj or mauL fire place we had to born our wood in shorter lengths than hitherto; there were several pris- oners who had axes (tbo price of an axe was sixty dollars) with which they would cut wood on shares and make a capital thing on it One. of these axes was owned by a party who tented near by us; so we used to take onr daily supply of wood cat and split it paying a toll of about a doz- en etlcks.for the or twenty other tents would have theirs eot'in the same way. Befoto our tor place was bnilt an Irishman, (naiji" forgotten) was transferred1 to our teat from tbc hospital; lie was thinly clad and had no blanket; duri'jg thocold nights ho ttped to sit rap and keep fire, there .bcitjg-no rooai unctorotor blankets, and tako a tonr of steep. m> der a blanket tho day tunrx morothaa ordinary left him (the Irishman} to> keep flrej aa usual; his place was next to ma and toward morning tcard s TOW sttange sound issno from his mootb. At daylight we discovered tSat he had died during the r frozen to death: the heart no doubt was his death rattle; his body was carried to house by some of the we actually noise I the next day "No. damn them they! propriating hia olol> shall haveonly half rations, by ter ap- tliem- t   

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