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ASHLfBr ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1854.
NO. 15.
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Btisintso Dircttorji.
. JUDICIAL OFFICEUS,
J AS STEWART . .. -Pses't Judge.
'" A. X. CURTIS Ppobatk Judge.
J. SHERIDAN ...Clerk C. C. Pleas.
ALEX. PORTER Pros. Att't.
t.;- - COCT7ITTOFFICF.RS.
ISAAC GATES-. -.Auditor.
L' JAMES W.BOYD --Treasurer.
JOHN D. JONES .-Sheriff
raASAS. REED-
"ORLOW SMITH. .
...Recorder.
.-Surveyor.
.- .Coroner.
nva M'COKNELL
LUKE SELBY, " V Commissioners.
" AMOS HILBORN, )
"'DAVID BRYTE, ') 1 Infirmary
PATRICK KELLEY, Y ZtokI
WILSON BOTDORF, $ ECTOBS-
RCROOL EXAStlNEBS.
-GEORGE W. HILL - -Ashland.
, ORLOW SMITH. .... Sullivan.
-JMcCORMICK... -Loudonvtlle.
'liJ ' BOROrGII OFFICEB8. . .
WM. RALSTON Mayor.
. J. ;MUSGRAVE Recorder.
1 E.-W- WALLACK Treasurer.
-B- P FULKERSON -u Marshall.
- A. DRUMB, "I I
'G:oODRUFF4 Trustees.
T. C. BUSHNELL.J
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. HOU8BIUU HOTEL,
.ITriLLIAM E1MMERMAK. Proprletcr; Bows
J VV iri,Aililu coutr.OUo.
-n:AUy 31, lUM-r-ag-tt.
1.1 -.?-: EIIP1BE BOUSE
.,. A KBOft. Ohio ; G-. BATSPIDB, rropneior.
Janl
January 18. 1KS4. 35-if.
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;" ' ' ' " IILLE BOUSE.
-TriHB subserlberhegs leave to announce tht he
- L im od a Hotel, to k called Ike Miller
Bum," directly oppoeite the Sampecll House,
Mala tltreet, Aahlaod, and reapectfully aoHctta a
, share ef tke pabllcnetronage- M. M1LLKS. ,
Aahland, Marca Wnd, tf.
: 4 AHEUICAK IIOlSEr
VpHB anderelgned kaviag leased the aboTe house
- A for a term o years, respectfully solicits a share
of the pablic patronage. No effort will be spared
to minister to the comfort of all who may favor
" "'. Ji. J. BICE.
i. ' JeromeTiile. f qt. 30 1SS3. itf.
' FBASKL1N IIOCSE.
HATIHe leased the above named House fora
tarmof years, the undersigned respectfully
solicits a share of the public patronage. No pains
wiU bospared to make comlorteble all those who
may favor him wit call.
- -: Ashrand, Sov. 53, T853. - 11
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,r.u----- FULLER Hr;E
JeSEFH -DEYARMAH, having again taken the
above House, will be prepared to accommodate
II bis old friends who may favor him with a call.
,4.Landanville. Nov-S3d. 1833..
vr. . mcCAftx
tfrm-l Lmw. mnd Jus tic ' tt Penct,
WILL promptly attend to all b jess entrusted
to his care. . IQ-Ornca, cot . ex of Main and
Church Streets . , June 14. ieM. 3tf.
J. W. JOHSISTOS,
l: . Attorntf at Law,
V OUDOHVILLE, Ashland county, Ohio.' Prompt
Lj attention given to all business connected with
tbe-tertl profession. June 14. 1864 3.tf
-:,. c-oorua n. watso. I hoisi i. rum
jvjtn, Ohim. jlskUnd, OAte.
WATSOif ac PABKEB,
jf(y CnUT mt Lm 4 srr a Chancery;
H AVISO formed a copartnership, win give
prompt attention to all business entrusted to
therr care in inieeau wnwnmug ,uui.,
,fice nearly onposit the Sampsell House.
Ashland, Jiov. 3tt, leaa.
Of-
26tf
KOHEBT BEEB)
Irtornrs and Counsellor at Law.
OFFICE, on Main Street, West of the Samp
. sell House, Ashland, Ohio.
- aatalHIMl.MaVX4Ul.l094. ....
HUin W. KKUOOO. I WH.UAB) B iUUOI.
. ,, KELLOC6 ek ALLISON,
Attorney at Law and Stlicitort in Chancery
XTTTLL attend to all vrofeesioaal business en-
VV tnoted to their care, in this and adjoining
ceanties. Ashland, Nov. 83d 1833. 86tf
, . ... - . J. W. 82TIIXH, '. ', '
. . Attorney and eoanstUor at Lawt
OFFICE over Drag Store of Sampsell Co. Busi
ness in this and neighboring countiesprompt
ly attended to. . ' .
Ashland, Kov. 83d, 1B53. tf
vnoa. j.nssirr. I atux. mhii.
Jllte'm and Cnnetllm at Lam.
TJTILLattend promptly to all businessentrusted
VV to their care ia this and adjoining counties.
OSes on corner of Main and Church streets.
Ashland Nov. 83d. 1853. 6tf
jva s.ruvsos.; , . sonm a. 'coms.
, FULTOlf ek JWcCOMLBS,
J37SlAffOTeinCfueIOT-lXio :
SVFFiOB on Main street, over the store oi I.
KJ C. Bushnell, Ashland.'Ashlaad County, O.
November SSd, 1833. - .
. '. THOJLA J BULL
TTORNKV. AT LAW and ' Justice of the
Peaces Londonvilla. Ashland bounty, unio.
ovember 83d. 1833. S6tf
ivaioiAN-e.
r't.TO THE AFTLIOTliU: -.....
. DK, H. 91. DAVIS,
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens
of Ashland and vicinity, in the treatment of
Sore Eyes, L'ancera, Fractured Bones. Club Feet,
Hair Lips, trc. Persons a flic ted can find him at
the Bampsei House, during hie stay in. Ashland,
which mast necessarily be short al this time.
- August T9, 1854. - ' '
Proxtitianer-of Mtdicin and Surgerf ,
'TTTlLL rivn prompt nttealioa to all calls ia
i I -.ts BJvfoattMB.
6lT
3 VStiA. V -TTAV1J.G locatedin Kugglei
V ) T , 11 County, Ohio, offers bis i
Jy. XT4 to the public generally. Part
'. Aj " to Chronic diseases, Rheamat
. -complaints, old 6oree, te.,
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HajesT.lie, July fl, 1S54.
aFFlCE onaoateP.de J. Kisser's store. Vain
V.-' Street, Ashland, Ashland county. Ohio.
yAsaland. Feb. 14. to64 - , .'
-.' -: A. L. CBANE. K. S.
Tji - ... -. Mnrgn and Oenimt,
.yS FFICE.adjoiniag Millington's Drug Store
opposite F. fc I. Risser'e store.
-M Ashland, April 19th 1845 n48ti
"' Xa. MT n. JONES, - -
. ' rfthe RcUctie 8ckl JhWic'M.
rAVlSG locatedin Kugglee Township, Ashland
bis professional services
Particular attention paid
. Rheamatism, Liver and Lung
-complaints, old 6oree, -etc., Vaacers, Hcnirroua
and canoeroua xamu., wow. . ...
Knife or Caustic. - s7 .
DK. TUOXlt 1UIES,
' FYaetitUnur of Medicine and Surgery,
SAVAEBAH. Ashland County. Onto. Alao.Juat
ico of the Peace aad Notary Public,
'Ho.vember 83d. 183X 8" .
.. aAiripsEii, jk.ii.
rtlRAIfkFTn;' for naat Xavors. resnectfallr an-
X oancea that he has resumed the practice of
Mearcme in ait tte erancnes. utlice in ui m
pire more of . B. 'F. Bampeel at Co., Ashland, O.
julay 17th. 1834. - ' S8tf
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; J1A. W. W. KIDDLE,
Pi ssntwuer Jaadieins and Surf try.
TTTILL attend to all business connected with his
VV profession. Office ia the Centre of Troy, Ash.
land county. Ohio. iy4
DBS. J, JP. at 3f. COWAN,
TjRACTITlOlfEHfl OF MEDICINE AB 6CE-
X OKRf, Jeromevuse, Aaaiaad county. Ohio.
March 8eth, 1S34. 4St
23HJB, edbo.
wiLLIAIHWALSXON,
WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, Post Of
fice Buiidinc. Main street. Ashland.
Ohio, Gold and Steel Fens, and a choice
variety of Jewelry,- kept consaattyon
November 26, 1833. 33tL
r . hand.
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HECOLLEGTIOns.
As strangers you and I are here .
We both as aliens stand, -. ,
- Where once In years gone by 1 dwelt . .
No stranger in the land.
Then, while you gate on park and stream
Let me remain apart,
' And listen to the awakened sound
: Of voices in my heartl
Here, wtere upon the velvet lawn
The cedar spreads its shsde, .
And by the Bower beds all around
Bright roses bloom and fade.
Shrill merry childish laughter rings.
: And baby voices sweet, '
And by me on the path I hear
The tread of little feet.
: I
mer harvests, of- which there was an
abundance laid up in various- houses ;
and little Alice, who could run at her
mother's Bide, learned to be useful in
some matters, and patient and obedient.
Charles played with her and taught her;
and lie himself, mere child as he was,
crew merry in his play, and earnest : and
many a time "the profound silence of the
earth was broken by tne aearty laugu 01
children,. which would ring out through
the cavern, and reverberate against its
walls. They grew, and were perfect and
beautiful shape ; their minds developed,
"Titi and virtnf"! filled them.
: V.
, Down the dark avenue of limes,
- Whose perfume loads the air,
Whose boughs are rustling overhead,-
(For the west wind is there,)
I hear the sound of earnest talk.
Warnings and counsels wise.
And the quick questionings that brought
The gentle, calm replies.
I bear, within the shady porch
- Once more the measured sound '
Of the old ballads that were read
While we sat listening round
Tbs starry passion flower still
Up tbs green trellis climbs . , '
The tendrils waving seem to keep
The cadence of the rhymes.
I might have striven, and striven In vain,"
Such visions to recall;
Well knowc and yet forgotten ; now
- I see, I hear them aU I
Th pressat pales before the past.
Who comes with angel wings.
As in a dream I stand, amidst
Strange, yet familiar things.
And the light bridge hangs o'rr the lake
Where broad-leaved lillies lie.
And the cool water shows again
The cloud that moves on high ;
And one voice speaks, ia tones I thought
The past ferever kept ;
But now 1 know deep in my heart
Its echoes only slept. .
3tltct Itsallmtge
From Blackwood's Magazine.
THE GREAT DROUGHT.
(concluded.)
" "OBTtell themio'w-Ed aud'Alice es
caped from the great drouth," said El
len. " But, alas 1 it is far more likely
he and she will perish in it, and then of
use is this knowledge to him ?"
"Why his soul. It is a thing im
mortal like thyself; and if what he
knows is of no use here, it will be use
ful elsewhere.'
" What !" said Ellen, smiling "are
there railroads and telescopes in anoth
er world ?"
" For aught I can tell. At all events,
the powers that contrive them here may
contrive something from the same prin
ciples hereafter. "
" But we can tell nothing about the
other world, " said Ellen.:
" Nay this is another world to the
stars; and if we know nothing about our
destiny, the only way we have to judge
is by what we actually are, and tend to
be, now. So, while life remains, I will
teach my boy all I know, and go on as a
man of this world ought to do; then
we shall be ready for every thing."
Accordingly, Paulett every day car
ried on his son's education, as far as the
boy's age permitted, and instructed him
in all that he would have learned -had
the world been as - it was formerly.
Only, like a man in a shipwreck looking
forward to a desert island as his - best
hope, he dwelt most upon what would
be most useful, supposing Charles (being
preserved) to have to provide for the
physical necessities of a new race of
luvu, A .avw ala vi uvi v auiv Dicuvjc auu
arts : and it was to make him feel the
merits of these more than of the exploits
of men, especially when they consisted of
and of the deeds of conquerors; for the
heroic virtues seemed to take a new
character in the present circumstances
of the world ; and whereas they used to
kindle and blaze in personal danger and
at the sound of the applause of men
they now burned ' brightly in the en
durance of a world's dissolution, which,
all its terrors and oroloncred imDressions.
A CJ A I
must be met by the calm self-sustaining
spirit, rising superior to the greatest ex
cess of physical injury. Theboy's soul
replied to -the call upon it. " He learned
to look on the rdangers before him and
to consider theo8sib:lity of escape with
quiet calculation of chances. - He in-
nured himself o privation readily and
eagerly tried to spare his mother and
Alice from it. He and his father, hand
in hand, walked over the desolate land,
realizing the idea that they were in fact
spirits, superior to all physical things,
and divided from spirits and their sphere
only by their frail connection with a
body. They talked of virtue and duty,
and how good it was to dwell in these
painful bodies, since they were the place
wherein virtue was practised and duty
learned-, and the father taught the iron
that the opportunities occurred, not only
in enduring the dissolution of the frame
of present things,-and. in the untiring
exertion to aid and support life in those
who were of weaker sex than they,""init
in abiding with even and cheerful tem
per the vexation of every day, and in
the adorning as far as possible, as well
as preserving life. The mother was
heroic, good, and patient, too.
She brought her children night and
morning to the mouth of the cavern, and
there they all .kneeled by Paulett, who
prayed aloud with them and for them.
Then Ellen made ready their meal, which
must be prepared without water, and
which consisted of the stores from for-
They were types of man and woman
the one bold and protecting, the" other
seeking for affection and defence. - They
flourished when means appeared inade
quate to their support; and, amid a
parlised world, it was in them only that
body and spirit seemed to unfold.-
rffr-fatigue all their dismal feelings, and
in their dreafiL? seeing the old state of
things and dead persons nay, a dead
world without wonderiTWNa&Rt tiiey
were come to life agcin. All the
of their journey wore an uniform charac
ter; and they kept on and on through
waste and ruin, glad to leave the coun
try behind theui, and expecting as some
relief, the aspect of streets and town.
They halted at length-within a few miles
of London, and lay down to rest, -thank
ful to be so near their bourne; -for-fuey
ttad sunered as much- fatigue as-Otuey
could well -bear, and their stock of dia-
IUUUUH Win w
Time
CHAPTER- V.
.on and there
was no
change in the state of things. Still an
unclouded sun still the deep intense
blue sky winds on the earth but no
moisture; and the whole frame of na
ture seemed crumbling' into chaos.
Paulett felt the strife yith fate to be
unequal indeed, and could scarcely com
prehend that he and his family were
truly survivors amid such destruction ;
but he resolved Dot to give in, while the
means remained to biui, but to fight the
fight out until overpowered by the ma
terial universe. He told Ellen they
must move to some place where they
might hope to find more diamonds and
Ellen agreed wishing with Paulett that
the strife were over aud the last agony
suffered, and that' they were among the
free and disembodied spirits. London
was their object ; for there they might
hope to find most of the materials of
what was now the most precious of" all
things, water ; and providing as well as
they could for their necessities by the
way, they quitted the cavern and set off
on their journey.
First came the father, carrying the
little Alice in his arms ; the boy held
his mother by the hand ; and they fol
lowed Paulett on his path. There was
the delicate woman, the mother of all
that remained alive of the human race,
setting out on the desert, which she re
membered, but a few years before, the
scene . of luxury and abundance. On
her shoulder she carried a burthen con
taining corn for their sustenance; and
the brave boy took his share by bearing
the jar of water which had been provi
ded for their support on the journey;
and thus the last family of mankind set
oiiti .Qpt:.eir pilgrimage over. the deso
lated earih. The uuuiligiitetiunTia7rtTeTOnS aud an, mt' nirmila.iau eHAVfl'
made great rents in the sides of the
hills, aud, together with the wind, had
broken tip the roads, between which and
the parched fields there was scarcely now
any difference. Where there had been
enclosures and hedges, the withered
sticks had in most places yielded to the
winds, and were scattered about the spot
where they had stood. Here and there
were the marks of fire, which had run
aloDg the country till some interval of
previous desolation' had stopped it ; and
where this had been the case, the black
unsightly remains lay strewu over the
surface, one further step advanced in
dissolution than the dead world around.
There was no want of habitation for
their nightly shelter. Palaces and cot
tages, all alike, were open ; all alike
were silent and tenantless habitations.
They might choose where they would.
And the first day they did not go fair,
for Ellen and her children, with stout
hearts, had not bodily strength for great
fatigue, and were unused to the stroDg
exertion, they were, now-compelled to
make. - Towards ' evening, therefore,
when they reached a house with which
Paulett and Ellen had once been famil
iar, they determined to rest there for
the night. They pushed open the gates,
which still swung on their hinges, and
which admitted to what had once been a
park, filled once with, trees and bathed
with waters.- A large wood severed the
hills which rose on one side, and which
now under a Bummer sun Btood perfect
ly bare, - and all of one uniform grey
color as far as the sight extended. On
the other side the eye looked over a
tract of country varied with hill and
dale, but desolate of - every color that
used to shine forth in the light and shade.
The setting sun shone among the leafless
branches, casting- Ion? and brilliant rays
of light. The unclouded sky. met the
sparkling earth, and both glittered with
unnatural brilliancy. . To Paulett and
Ellen every" thing spoke of desolation
and death; and au exclamation escaped
Ellen, in a low tone, -that it was a piteous
and horrible spectacle." But Charles
standing still at their side as they look-;
cd on the scene, cried it was beautiful ; j
the colors of the sun were so splendid
on the fine . white trees, and one' could
see so far, and everything was so white
and shining on the earth. Tho parents
felt that ideas were ceasing to be in com
mon between the last and the first mem
bers of the old and new generation; and
far from contradicting their boy . they
tried to partake of his pleasure and enter
into his impressions. They moved on
up to the old familiar door and entered
the open, silent hall, where they remem
bered the .ceremonies and courtesies of
life. They chose among the rooms
"which had been those of friends, and
recognized familiar objects of their
every day existence. It was a conceit of
Paulett's for which he smiled at himself,
to wind up the clock in the hall, and set
it to tell out the time again for another
week. - There were musical instruments
in the room adjoining, and over on of
these .buen timidly passed her hngers.
It was out . of tune, and the sounds,
though sweet in themselves, all jarred
with one another.
" That's the last music of the world,
perhaps," said Ellen, "and all discord
too." ; . ..
They found' a small store of corn
in one of the rooms : they prepared and
ate it and lay down to sleep, forgetting
h '"'j 1
replenishment. Paulett 'continued busy
preparing water from J5art of those that
romained, after his "wife ..and. children
were asleep. , His own frame scarcely
felt the exertion of the journey, and he
was full of the thoughts with which the
approaching sight of what had once been
the great metropolis filled him. . The
vast untenanted dwelling-place ; - the
solitude of the habitation of crowds, the
abscuce of ' miud and talent - from the
scene they had so filled ; all these things
excited his feelings, and gaining ground
in the solitude of - the night, he felt at
least that he could not willingly delay
his first meeting with the bereaved city,
and that he should be pleased to have
aa oppo.tunity 'of indulging alone the
highly-wrought emotion with which he
expected the sight of it. - Accordingly,
when the light began to break, ho wrote
word to Ellen that she should wait for
him a few hours, and that he would be
back again in that time to lead her and
their children to their journey's end ;
and then softly leaving the house,, set
forward eagerly ou his way. . J"
- It was evening before he returned.
He came in pale and excited; he took
his children in his -arms, as usual, - and
seemed like one upon whom a. thing
which he had seen has made a deep im
pression, but who either doubts the pow
er of words to convey the same, impres
sion, or thinks that he himself is "over
excited by it.
" Ellen," he said at last, " London is
burned to the ground."
The sudden flush on her face, and her
clasped hands, while she spoke out, show
ed that the event touched her, too, ns
deeply as him; and then he went on
freely
" Oh, Ellen if you had seen it ! It
stands there, all in ruins the whole
city in ruins ! It has been the work of
some great storm which fired it when all
were gone or dead; for there has been
no pulling down, no pillage, no aid, no
attempt to stop the tire ! All the pal
aces, all the museums, all the stores of
ed houses ; . they are gone, Ellen they
are all gone !
His wife never before in all their mis
ery seen him so deeply moved so near
ly overpowered by anything that had oc
curred. , His excitement communicated
itself to her, and s'ie caught the full
bearing of his narration. She felt for
the long ages of story, and the monu
ments of human skill, buried iu the
great city. Irretriavable ruin 1 The
work which men, and years, and growing
knowledge, had s'owly raised up, all
dead, all annihilated so suddenly. They
sat talking of it very long before Ellen
said, .
"And what must we do now, Pau
lett?" . .
Ye must go on, Ellen, we must trav
el further. : The rest we hoped for is
destroyed - with the city, and we must
press forward if . we are to save ' our
lives. ". ". . . .; ., . , . -
" That seems less and less possible, "
said Ellen; " and in all this destruction
why should we be preserved V " --
. . " Perhaps because we have as yet
avoided the stroke, by using all our hu
man skill perhaps because a new race
is to spring from us, who shall reign in
another mighty London ! Alas, London 1
alas, the great city !" '
Several times during the night Ellen
heard Paulett murmur to himself words
of lament over the fallen city : and when
he slept, his rest was agitated, and his
frame trembling under, the emotions of
the day. . :
It was. resolved that Ellen should
rest a little while in their present
habitation, before undertaking the toils
of further travel. , They intended to
make for the coast; sure of a dry
channel to the opposite shore, and hop
ing to reacu Borne 01 the great -con
tinental towns before their store of dia
monds should be entirely exhausted. In
the meantime, Paulett was bent - upqu
taking his boy through the ruins of Lou
don, and. impressing upon him the memo
ry of the place, and its great events.
So the next day, leaving Ellen and little
Alice together, ho and Charles began
their pilgrimage through the mighty
ruins. J. he event must have occurred
very many months ago, for the ruins
were perfectly cold, and the winds had
tcppled own the walls of all the more
fragile buildings ; so that the streets lay
in confusion over one another, and it was
impossible, except by other marks, to
recognize . the localities. Paulett and
Charles clambered over the fallen walls,
and would have been bewildered among
heaps of masonry, and houses shaken
from their base and blackened by fire
only that over the desolate prospect they
saw, and Paulett marked the bearings of
St. Paul's the chief part of whose dome
rose high in the air, though a huge rent
let the daylight through it, and threat
ened a speedy fall. There was here and
there a spire rising perfect over the
ruius ; there were remains of Whitehall,
strong though blackened, seen over a
long view of prostrate streets ;' and in
the distance beyond, fragments of West
minister Abby showed themselves in
the sunlight, though defaced and crum
bled, as if the frame had been too an
cient to resist the fire. Guided by these
land-marks, Paulett traced out the plan
of the city, and by degrees recognized
where the great streets had run, where
the river had flowed. And all was si
lent, all au absolute stillness, where
thefe had been such ceasless voices, and
sounds of life ; the libraries were burn
ed, the statutes calcined, the museums
in asflies; the mind of man, "which tri
uuipirs over the body, had here been
;bued by matter anfd deft no trace of
itsci
"T)h ! LonbtOTt l-London !. So much
talent, bo much elory anr-anty, such
mio-htv hearts, such mighty works,
ageof story all buried ia one black
TuaaKl Piteous spectacle 1 " cried Pau-
lettyXkiugii-i; breast, and .stretching
forth u;ariuB ver rue BKeicton oi wuai
once a sovereign -of the world. '
He took his son by tho hand and led
him over the confused masses, telling him
as they went along what were the ruins
by which they passed. , '",.'
" This great heap of buildings which
has fallen into a s'juare, must be the
palace ' of ; our - kings. ' It is that where
SL? Jame's dwelt till nobler ' build
ings rose with the improving times.
Seelicre Charles there is less ruin
here.' ' This" opener space was park and
garden ;' and time has been that I have
heard the buzz of. men filling all this
placfe when the sovereigns came to hold
their courts in that building. I think
that this dreadful fire must have taken
place before life was quite extinct "; for
see there are heaps of bones here, as
though men had fled together to avoid
it ; and it either overtook them with long
tongues of fire, such as a burning city
would scud forth, or smothered them
befbro they could escape, with its smoke.
Hal I see ' almost ' a palace there a
wouder of modern art. It is the house
I onco saw, and only, once, for. it was
built during . the years of the great
drduth." - L - ';"-
. ;.!' Who could build in thoso 'days,
father?" said Charles "I thought no
one had any heart : for doing more than
what we do, and that is but just keeping
ourselves alive. "
f Nay, it was very long before the per
suasion came that those were the last
days. We all believed that rain would
coiuo again and restore the earth to its
old order, and whoever possessed the
means, builded and projected still. You
may see this magnificent palace suffered
violence before the fire ; for its orna
ments are torn from the walls, and its
statutes mutilated by other means than
the bare falL It was the property of a
man called Jephcot, who, when the wa
ter began to fail, contrived means to
brijig it into. London from great dis
tances, and thus to secure a supply when
the ordiuary means were useless. He
kept the contrivance secret, and suppli
ed the city when other men's resources
wjg cxhaustpn; and he grew exceed in g
Tyrichby this exer3is5-or" hTs" ingenuity,
aud built himself tho palace which you
see there. But when the failureV? wa
ter amounted to absoluto famine the
rich people naturally were the last who
wanted ; they gave his price, and he sup
plied them b'ofore he would sttpply oth
ers who had no money to bring. This
was endured with murmurs, which might
have gone a little longer had not Jeph
cot, in the midst of this distress, given
in a banquet to the great people of Lon
don. - -
" It was in the. second year of the
drouth, when little thinking what the end
was to be, we all continued to live, as far
as possible as we had done before. I
was in London whero tho Parliament
was then setting, and among others I was
invited to this house, and still remember
the scene of luxurious profusion of these
bare rooms: In the midst of the noise
of a crowded assembly, some of us heard
sounds outside,, which were such as you
will never hear, .even if you live sounds
of the feet aud." voices of thousands of
human beings.' J Among this tumult, we
began to distinguish individual voices'
chiefly those of woman, crying- out 'wa
ter !' . We paid little attention, and those
who did, said the police and soldiers were
out and would prevent violence ; but be-foro-
long it was -'whispered that' these
forces, pressed by ; extreme want, and
seeing their families perishing," had join
ed the mob and were exciting violence.
There fell a silence over the whole as
sembly; every one left the tables, and to
consult, and while wo did s?, there came
an assault on the front of the house, and
voices of the populace all broke out at
once into shouting. They were irrcsis
tably; they forced-their way in, and
came pouring up the staircase ; they ut
tered cries of vengeance-for imaginary
wrongs, saying that the waters of Lon
don had been kept for the rich, and that
there was an abundance for both rich and
poor, and threatened the lives of Jeph
cot and his family, even more eagerly
than they demanded water. - He tried to
tddrcss them, but they caught him down
from the: head of the staircase where he
stood, and flung him at once over the mar
ble banisters. . This was the signal for
an attack on all sides. We rushed for
ward to rescue his body and revenge him,
they to possess themselves of the treas
ure they so much coveted. Of course
we were overpowered, for we were one
to fifty; and that night there fell a hun
dred of the nobles of England. The wo
men were respected by the mob, and ex
cept one lady who was shot accidentally;
and another who saw her son fall, and
stood over him till he ceased to breathe,
and then fell wounded and dying herself,
all escaped. JTour mother was not there.
When our party was quite vanquished, I
found myself in the- midst of the mob
bleeding to death as I thought; but
they flung me on onaside and I recov
ered., They pulled the house to the
ground, after they had satiated them
selves with drinking.' And that was the
first great calamity which overthrew the
government of the country." . ; ., il
" And how did that come about, fath
er?" said Charles, eagerly holding him
by the hand, and sharing his excitement.
Paulett led him on, telling him at one
ruined monument .after another, what
steps had been taken at each, in the de
struction of the order of things. . They
came to the dry channel of the Thames,
a deep wide trench, whose bottom show
ed objects that had lain there when tho
ouce waters flown above, and wRich would
have been as precious as now they were
unregarded. Here was a bridge from
side to side ; aud a littlo way above, stood
part of the. walls of a noble building,
partly black with smoke, partly white
with the polish and beauty of stones new
ly built together. "-..-.
. " These are the nouses of Parlia-
ent," said Paulett, ." the work of ma-
ny ysKjWhich were to replace those
burned in'Stf-Sefi.JioW beautiful they
were, what excellent designs, what ex.
qulsite'-finisfihow strongTind iMeiO
last for a . thousand ages, and to- crown
the river which then flowed in the dusty
channel. When' matters we're come al
most to the worst and 4here were con
vulsions all over the country in conse
quence af the famine,' the queen, for the
first time, came to these houses to open
the last Parliament that ever assembled.
There were no beast of burthen left alive
in the country;, it was imposible to ap
propriate water enough to those which
had been reserved in the royal stable:
and the queen surrounded - by a certain
number of the court," walked along yon
der street to the House. The sight of
so young a woman, and so great a sover
eign; thus levelled by physical necessity
with the meanest, excited some of the
old enthusiasm with which she used to
be greeted;-the populace themselves,
with their squallid faces and in their ex
treme misery greeted her ; -, but the
greatest feeling was aroused among the
nobles and gentry who -surrounded her,
and who seemed to make a point of of
fering more homage, the less outer, cir
cumstances commanded it. There was
assembled in the House all that remain
ed alive of the nobles of Englaud, and
the sovereign $ and they proposed to -deliberate
.upon the possibility of ny
means remaining to provide water1 But
a demagogue of the people, Matthison
by name, roused their - fury and their
madness, and they burst in accusing their
superiors of their calamities. The
queen's life was in danger, and then oc
curred a gallant action which is worthy
to live if man lives. A Churchill, a
descendant of that Marlborough who
fought at Blenheim, came to the hall
whither they had broken in, and re
quired in the queen's name to know what
they wanted. He meant to gain time,
for other nobles had effected an exit at
a private door for her, and were hurry
ing her away to a place of security, till
she could escape from England. . They
answered Churchill, that water was mo
nopolized ; that Matthison must be Min
ister ; that they must speak to the
queen, face to face, and have her hostage
for the accomplishment of what they
r wjshodT; CriMtrdjiii-pretciraeu tv delib
erate for an instant "with some one in
the-adjoining chamber, and then return
ing said, " If tho queen docs not speak
with you in ton miuutes, you may tear
me in pieces." Some of the mob cried
out that he was Baying this to give' her
timo to escape. Uthers said, if it were
so, he should assuredly suffer the penal
ty ; Churchill answered nothing, only
smiled, and then the majority said he
could not be so foolhardy and they
Vould grant the queen ten minutes."
-"The - time passed, and Matthison
eagerly cried' The time ia gone, yet
we don't see the queen.' "
" Then tear me in . pieces," - said
Churchill ; and the mob finding their
prey had escaped, did so indeed ; the
gallant man falling where he stood, and
not another word came from his lips.",
" The . brave man 1" cried Charles ;
" the " good," man ! ' Were . there many
such brave, good men in the old world,
father?" -:: : ' :" -: ".:";'-" -
: " Ay; that there were," said Paulett ;
many a glorious one -some known and
some unknown, who . did things which
made one' know one's self a glorious, an
immortal -' creature ' See there that
ruined . abbey there lie " the ashes - of
brave and good ; these are their crum
bled monuments that fane 'were fame
is a spectral resident? Alas, there is
no fame; no name left P.
' Paulett and Charles went dewn among
the ruins of the abby; and their amidst
tho fallen stones and broken ailes, saw
monumental marbles, old known names,
and funeral inscriptions, contrasting
strongly by their quiet character 'with
the confusion around, i v . '' --
" (Never forget them Charles," ; said
Paulett" these are names which the
world has trembled at, and which are
now like to be such as those before the
Flood, barbarous to those who are build
ing up a new order of things, and known
merely -as a barren -catalogue of names.
Yet, ifyou live, remember Edward the
king here'; remember the Black Prince ;
remember the days and heroes of Eliza
beth; .remember the poetry and ro
mance of the old world." .. .;; v-
" Ay, father, and I'll remember the
great name of him who taught you to
print, and of Wickliffe the reformer,
and the man ' who gave you the steam
engine." - , '
Paulett smiled and sighed; he felt
that his own ideas of things heroic were
as much contrasted with those of Charles,
as their notion of tho beautiful. But
ho thought not to stem the stream.
" See here." he said pointing to seme
new monuments, which, . like the . old,
were cracked by fire. There were .ma
ny brave and good actions done,, and
one of those who did best was laid here.
He was a clergyman, ' his name ' Host,
and during tho pestilence which came
on in the fourth year, he was more like
an inspired messenger of good than any
mortal creature. You must know,
Charles, that the teachers of religion at
this time wero greatly divided among
themselves, and they had led a great
portion of the lay world into their dis
putes. One party, in an age of reason
ing and' when' nothing in science was
taken upon trust, gave up their reason
ing altogether and. followed authority
as blindly as they could still, howeyer,
feeling the influence of the . age ; for
they would argue upon t he existence or
npn-existcuce of authority, aud would
fit it unconsciuslv each man to his own
conceit. Indeed, superstition was the
disease of the age, and while tire healthy
part of the community employed and
enjoyed the freest use .of their reason,
this same infirmity appeared among oth
er forms ; so that some men took up the
notion that the human mind might act
independently of sense, and see without
eyes, and know intuitively what existed
at a distance. . Other parties among the
professors of religion, allowed nothing
iu religion that they allowed daily to
the evidence of other matters; They
gve no weigbc tA-esearch and thought
about religious facts ;vsnvd dreamed that
each among them , gained "a-. klnd - of
knowledge by inspiration. It was a
time of conceits and quackery, but there
was a better spirit abroad of which ' this
good man Host was the representative.
.He began in the pestilence, and went
to all houses indifferently, whether they
were princes or peasants : and there was
a common-sense in what he did and said,
a universal character in his religion,
which struck men in those evil, days.
They drew nearer to each other under
his influence : and I recollect this great
building' thronged ' in one of the last
months that men continued' here, with
a congregation of all orders and all di
visions of opinion, who met to pray
together and. listen to Host. , lie
stood yonder, Charles, as near there, I
think, as I can tell from the ruins ; he
was wrapt by his own discourse, and his
face was as the. face of. an angel. And
truly, three days after, he was dead;
and here they burried him tie last
sound of the organ, the last service of
this church, being for him. Here is his
name still on the tombstone - -
. " Host. i: s
. Pio. dilecto beato.
" ".!' : 1 " - Popnlus miserriraos.' : - -
. Charles' memory was deeply impress
ed with this history, and ho followed his
father, much engrossed and animated by
what he had heard. Not so with Pau
lett; for the ruins of London occupied
his mind, and filled him with deep pity
and regret for the fair world destroyed ;
and so they returned to their tempora
ry habitation, the father sorrowful, the
son exulting ; one full of tho old world,
one dreaming great actions for the new.
After another day's rest, the sole sur
viving family of mankind set forth on
their pilgrimage. Paulett again car
ried his Alice, and Ellen and Charles
walked hand in hand, with such a bas
ket of necessaries as they could support.
Paulett secured about his person a
large packet of diamonds, collected in
palaces and noble dwellings near Lon
don, and the aparatus he required for
transmitting them into - water ; and
searching for and finding the remains of
the-railroad to-the coast at Dover, they
kept on in that track, which, from its
evenness onered facility to their jour
ney. But in several places it had been
purposely broken up during the commo
tions which. had preceeded the final tri
umph of the drought, and the tunnel
near Folkston had -fallen in the middle
from want of necessary attention to the
masonry. -' These difficulties seemed
harder to bear than those which they
had met with in the beginning of their
pilgrimage, when their hopes of reach
ing a certain bourne were more secure.
The destruction of London had thrown
a deep gloom over all their expectations ;
and besides that help was removed to a
-much greater distance, they could not
but consider it very probable that a sim
ilar fate might have befall eh the other
palaces they looked to. Nevertheless,
none of them murmured. , They went
steadfastly' though1 sadly' on, and the
two children, with less knowledge of
what was to be- feared, were, encouraged
by their , parents , whenever they broke
into a merrier strain. , Alice was the
happiest of the party, for she knew
least. -. She waa the one , who suffered
least also ; for every one spared her
suffering, and contrived that what re
mained on earth of luxury should be
hers. She had the first draught of wa
ter : '. she was carried on her father's
shoulder; She ran to find pebbles, and
whatever shone and glittered on their
path ; and when the others were silent,
they heard with joy her infant voice
singing, without words like a bird, in
covered tone, as they got wearily' over
mile by mile of their way. Ellen . suf
fered most, though Paulett tried by all
means that remained, to lighten her fa
tigue and cheer her spirit. She bore
up steadfastly ; but her frame was slight,
aud her feelings were oppressed by . the
fearful aspect of things around her.
They made a deep and deeper impres
sion, and she was fain to look steadfastly
on the faces of the few living, to recover
from the effects of such universal death,
Paulett himself was shaken more than
he knew, though he was energetic a ev
er; but Charles- was vigorous- and ad
vanced beyond his" years, and took more
than' his share in aiding and comforting.
They came at last to what had been the
seacoast, and to- that part of tho road
which ran along the cliff overlooking
the sea, here they paused, and gazed up
on the wild and strange ' view ' before
them.- Where the sea had stretched all U
gionous in motion, expanse, ana coior,
there was now a deep valley, the bot
tom of which ' was rough with rocks,
black for the most part, but in places
glittering with the white salt from which
the water had evaporated,' and which
the winds had rolled together. Fur
ther'' ; out . from the coast, where . the
sea had been deepest, there' seemed
tracts of sand ; and far away over this
newly exposed desert, rose other hills,
clearly seen through the unclouded at
mosphere and which they knew to
be the rocks of France. And if
they '. should arrive there, what - was
the hope they offered? " Scarce any.
Nothing but more pilgrimage, further
wandering! !:"Poulett and Ellen" set
apart, while the children " sleeping side
by side, for an hour or two, at this point
of "their journey and talked over the
desolation before them. ' .
: " Yet," said Paulett, " the more ter
rible is the appearance which material
things put on, the greater 1 teel the tri-
umph of the spirit to be. ' The worse it
looks, the more immortal I feel; and
when a perishing world shows itself
incst perishable, I exult most tht you
and I, Ellcnhave borne it so fTM .
" Yes, I am glad too," -said Ellen;
" your strength strengthens me. I
the midst of : this desoUtioa the bund
rises, for au hour at least., higher per
haps than it would have ever done if we
had been prosperous, '
" Yet we might have usod our prosper-,
ity to the same goed end," said Paulett.
" It is not necessary to be .miserable in
order to be noble.. " Millions have died
before the struggle began ; 'some hardly,
some at ease ; they had all their cca-
sionsTpf . virtues if they Used them : and
some used them and some failed
isnotoveryeto'
sii; anu 'g'.JEn.. , ,t -
he readv for the eootril'sages of the rfrnfi-tfrai i
may be allowed to die." 20&V oth' raiaVy
ing for a while they rested themseivwl:
in sight -of the desert they had to tra-,Kx.
verse ; then with renewed strenth and
steadfast- resolution, when the. children
awoke, descended the cliffs, and prepared -to
trace out a path' through what had
been the bottom "of the sea. The first
part of the journey was infinitely difficult
the rocks oyer which the foot of man
never passed, the abrupt precipices over .
which flowed the even surface of the
ocean, ' and then the - height to climb
again, again to find themselvg on ledges .
and shelves of -rocksall these seemed
at times hardly passible impedimenta.
And when they got to a distance from
what had been the shore, the unnatural
place where they found themselves press
ed upon the imagination, -There was
a plain of sand, about which at irregular
distances rose rocks, which, north and
south, stretched out beyond the reach
of the eye ; and' this" sand which had
been at such a depth that it never felt
the iufluence of the waves, was covered
in places with slells, the ' inhabitants of
which had perished when the . waters1
gradually died away. There lay mixed
with these tho skeletons of some fishers ;
here a huge heap, and there small bones
which looked less terrible ; and masse
of sea-weed, dried colorless, under which,
as it seemed, the creeping things of the
ocean had sheltered a while, and some
had crawled to the surface when about
to perish. But it was not only the
brute creation which had died here;
there was in the middle a pile of rocks,
on one side of which they eame sudden- -ly
to a pit, so deep and dark that they
perceived no bottom ; and here probably
there had been sea water longer than
elsewhere, for there were human bones .
about it, and skulls of men, human garbs
which the sun had faded, but which were
nn disturbed by waves. There was a oord
and mettal jar attached to it, for lower
ing into the pit ; but Paullett, as h
looked at the attitude of the remaining
skeletons, and observed how they seem-
ed distorted in death, fancied that they
must have brought np poisoned water,
or waters so intensely salt as to drive
them mad with additional thirst; andt
that some had died on the instant, some
had lingered, some had sought to succor
other?, and yeilded sooner qr later to
the same influence. " Ellen and he would!
not dwell on the sight after the first con
templation of it ; they passed on, shud
dering, and made toward the great wall
of rock which - they saw rising to the
south, and which must be their way to
the land of France. But before thejr
reached it the sun began to decline, and.
without light it was vain to attempt to
seek a path. , There was a wind keener
than they .had felt of late, which came
from the west ; and the little Alice'
pressed on her father's bosom to shield,
her from it. He wrapped her closer ia
a cloak, and then resolved te put them-
selves under the shelter of the first rockv
they reached, and pass the night in thft:
channel of the sea.. They pressed on,"
and found at last the place they sought;
a cliff which must once have .raised its
head above the' waves,: and : which nowv
Btood like some vast palace wall, bars' :
ahe huge, upon the ocean sand. Screen-1
ed from the wind,' they" collected - aft
abundance of the dried vegetation of tho
sea, partly for warmth and to roast their !
corn, partly for Paulett to dissolve some '.
of the diamons into. . water ; and here"
they rested, here they slept, maney farth
oms below that level over which navies
used to sail. At times-during the night '
Paulett fancied, when the wind abated -that
he heard a sound like thunder, ex
like what used to be the rushing of a dis-
tant torrent;"' and ' occasionally ha . v
thought he felt the vibration in the eattni .'
as if it were shaken by some moving
body..' The region he waa in was so '
strange that he knew not what might '
be here, what about to happen; the
sounds" "so imperfect that he tormented
himself to be sure of them, or to be sure. '
they were not: and when the time for
action eame he was begining to disbelieve-
them altogether; but Allice brought
all back again by saying, " My rock"
(for her cradle was a rockj " shook my '
head, father." The child could explain ;
herself no further ; but the vibration. :
which he had fancied seemed to be what '
she had felt. And now they climbed:
again, and again descended weary rock."'
after rock ; it was a strange chaos, which ' !
the tides bad swept and moulded, and .;
which had in places risen to the surface
and caused the wreck of many a vessel. .
Fragments of these lay ' by under the v
rocks they had split upon, but the wan- '
dering family had no thoughts for them r
wonder and pity had been exhausted
among exciting - and terriffio scenes.
They thought only of forcing their way "
over the rocks, and fearing to think how
much of this they had to traverse be-.;,
fore they should come to what had been
the shore, and to the towns. -
Suddenly, as they toiled : forward.
Paulett said in a low voice to Ellcni .-
Don't you hear it ?" "V " " ",'
" I have heard it a lone time." said ' f "
Ellen in the;? same -' tone,-and Charles
stopping as well as they, said, " Fathe,T.
what is that?" CjS-.
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