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The Morgantown Monitor (Newspaper) - March 28, 1863, Morgantown, West VirginiaGeo c stubgis5 \ "w2sough from the Bank to make it necessary for me to decide on the instant. If i had had time to think i am perfectly certain that i should not have profited by i the extraordinary warning that adjust been addressed to me. The sus i vicious appearance and manners of the stranger the outrageous improbability of the inference against the credit of the Bank towards which his j words pointed the Chance that some underhand attempt was being made by some enemy of mine to frighten me into Embr oiling myself with one of my friends through showing a ignorant distrust of the firm with which he was associated As partner All these considerations would in i questionably have occurred to me if i could have found time for reflect Tion and As a necessary consequence i not one Farthing of my balance would have been taken from the keeping of i the Bank on that memorable Day. As it was i had just time enough to act and not a spare moment for thinking. Some heavy payments made at the beginning of the week had so far decreased my balance that the sum to my credit in the banking Book barely reached fifteen j Hundred pounds. I snatched up my Checque Book wrote a draft for the whole amount and ordered one of my clerks to run to the Bank and Petit cashed before the doors closed. What impulse urged me on except i the Blind impulse of hurry and bewilderment i can t say. I acted mechanically under the influence of the vague inexplicable fear which the Man s extraordinary parting words had aroused in me without stepping to Analyse my own sensations,.almost without knowing what i was about. In three minutes from myself until the with the notes in i just got to the bunk As the c was handed to him the clock struck i the order Given to c the time when the j Sod the door the cd for the Bank and i in my room with n As ice and my head i did not recover concluded in a chapter of precast of its never sleep ,Ioom-\btvre there is any Green paper on the Walls As this color is made of arsenic or Lead the former is by far the most danger Ous being Scheel Green and is known positively by a drop of Muri Atic acid on the Green turning it White. White glazed visiting cards con Tain sugar of Lead and will Poison a child who is tempted to use them from the slight sweetish taste. Green glazed cards used for con Cert tickets Are still More dangerous and poisonous a single one of them contains a Grain and a half of arsenic enough to kill a child. Never put a pin in the Mouth or Between the Teeth for a single moment because a sudden Effort to talk or laugh May convey it into the Throat or lungs or into the stomach causing death in a very few minutes or causing the Windpipe to be Cut open to get it out if it has passed into the stomach it May As it has done before cause years of suffering ceasing Only when it has made its Way out of the body through the Walls of the Abdomen or other portions of the system. It is Best to have no Button or or string about any garment worn during the night. A Long Loose night gown is the Best thing to sleep in. Many a Man has facilitated an attack of apoplexy by buttoning his shirt Collar. If you Wake up of a cold night find find yourself very restless get out of bed and standing on a piece of carpet or cloth of any kind spend five or ten minutes in rubbing the body vigorously and rapidly with the hands having previously thrown the bed clothes toward the foot of the bed so As to air both bed and body. It you find that you have inadvertently eaten too much instead of taking something to Settle the Sto Mach thus adding to the Load under which it already labors take a continuous walk with just enough activity to keep up a very slight moisture or perspiration of the skin and do not Stop until entirely relieved but end your exercise in a warm room so As to Cool off slowly. Never put on a pair of new boots or shoes on a journey especially on a visit to the City rather Wear your easiest oldest pair otherwise you will soon be painfully disabled. A loosely fitting Boot or shoe when travelling in the Winter will keep the feet warmer without any stockings at All than a tight pair Over the thickest warmest Hose. Riding against a cold Wood immediately after singing or speaking in Public is suicidal. Many Public speakers have Bee disabled for life by speaking under a hoarseness of voice. If you happen to get wet in cold weather keep moving on foot with a rapidity sufficient to keep off a feel ing of chilliness until you get into the House and not waiting to dress drink instantly and plentifully of hot tee of some sort then undress wipe dry quickly and put on warm cloth ing. Never go to bed with cold feet if you want to sleep soundly. If a person faints place him in stantly Flat on a bed or floor or i Earth on his Back and let him alone at least ten minutes if it is a Sim ple fainting fit the blood flowing on a level will More speedily equalize itself through the system cold water dashed in the face or a sitting Posi Tion Are unnecessary and very Perni Cious. Never blow your nose nor spit the product of a cough Ner throw a fruit Peel on the aids t Halli. What to be thankful Chicago Post enumerates the follow ing reasons Why we should All give thanks this year. Because the air we breathe is still free and not tax give him a sound beating. They accordingly called but the proposed recipient of punishment had by s3me Friendly listener been made aware of the proposed visit and its object and when they came he was quite prepared to receive them. They began to state their assumed errand when or. Prentice said. " step to the door for a moment i wish to meet a Friend who or sirs to see me while passing hurriedly up the Street in his the negroes preceded him to the door. When they had reached the door step he put on his hat Drew from his pocket a pistol cocked it and pointing its deadly muzzle towards the Black Beliger uts said "1 know sent you. What you Wero to do. I be heard it All. Now form in single file and March i shall follow you and the first scoundrel of you who attempts to diverge from a straight line of March shall receive the contents of this pistol As sure As i am a living Man they formed in line As commanded they were marched through three or four i Short streets and Wero finally ordered to halt in front of the Law office of their employer who was awaiting them and their report when their of commander said " front face Salute your officer eyes l ight you arc dismissed and Home walked the afterwards renowned editor with out Hio Derance or molestation. Weir. Davis fast we published yesterday a sche Dule of starving prices in the South. Fancy flour at from $50 to $70 a bar Rel 05 cents a Pound for Bacon $2, 75 a Bushel for Corn $1,50 a Pound for butter $11 per gallon for lard Oil a. Fast Day one Day to be picked out for an excess of starvation. Fam Ishing hunger is to practice just a Little extra touch of abstinence. The poor wretch who daily nibbles his oat cake is to " let the oat cake go on the 27th. The Labouring Man who is not conscripted. Is to fore go the luxury of g5 cent Bacon and$70 flour for one Day. He is to pos sess himself in ravenous patience amidst the groaning abundance of his table. The land of the Olive and pomegranate the Orange and Fig Rice sugar and land where the old snowy King Cotton like Mont Blanc Monarch of Mountain sits enthroned Only Mont Blanc Ait amidst Clouds and old King Cotton amidst overseers darkens and Yel Low fever. The patriarchal land is to put itself on Low diet. Panada and Rice water for Twenty four solid hours. But then it is pleasant to think that " hunger is the Best sauce and when the fast Day is Over we imagine we 6ee the Lank chivalry going in on the $70 flour and Dollar and a half butter. Won t there be a Ruh on the provision stores in Dixie. Mabel Queen is Good so is Jeff. Davis fast dealer. The numeral nine. There Are some Peculiar combinations of which the figure 9 is susceptible that May not have occurred to a Good Many of our readers. For example take the multiplication table and running the Eye Down the 9 column note that the combinations of the figures compose 9 according to a fixed Rule thus 9 times 2 Are 18, and 8 and 1 Are 9 9 times 3 Are 27, and 2 and 7 Are 9, a. Suppose we go beyond the my i to plication table and say 8 times 17, for example is 153. Then Yon have 5 and 3 Are 8 and 1 is 9, and so on. Multiply say 758 by 9, the result is 5922 add these four figures and the result is 1& 2 nines&c., a. The numerals composing the Dum ber of the present year Are susceptible of some such combinations. For example.1863 added together make 18, and 8 and 1 Are 9. Add the 2 first figures and they make 9, so do the 2 last. Set the 2 first under the 2 last and add them they make 81, which together make 9 subtract the the first 2 from the last 2, the result is 46 and 5 and 4 Are 8 Divide the of by the 18 and the result is 3 with a remainder of 9 multiply All the 4 figures , 1x8x6x3. And your result is 144,-4 and 4 Are 8 and 1 is 9 and so Forth and so on. Odd Isa t it l nov has run away with your Winfor said one Friend to another. Poor fellow f i pity him i had the Oens Olate husband
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