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ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1854.
: Cusxucss Directory.
nsici al orr iceus..
J AS. STEWART-: Pbes't Judge.
A. Li CURTIS-: - IPpobate J ubge.
J- SHERIDAN --Clerk CC.Pi.eas.
ALEX PORTER- -Pos.' AVt'y.
' COCHTYOFriCEBS. ' ";
AAC "GATES -Attditok.
JAMES ,W. BOYD Treasckek.
JOHN D. JONES --------SHEttiFT.
ASA S.J REED--'----- Recorder.
ORLO W SMITH. . . -Survetob.
JOHN G. BROWN. -Coroner.
' GEO. M'CONNELL )
XUKE SELBY, Commissioners.
AMOS HILBORN, )
DAVID BRYTE, I iWirmary
PATRICK KELLEY, V DlRECTOSS.
WILSON BOTDORF, ) VIREC ,
SCHOOL EXAMINERS. -
'GEORGE W. HILL. -Ashi-akd.
ORLOW SMITH -- - Sullivan.
TVM. RALSTON-- - Mator.
J MUSGRAVE Recorder.
7. WALL ACK- -Treasure.
B J. FCLKERSON .Marshall.
A. DRUMB, "J - '-.i y
S. G. WOODRUFF, I' . TrcWee9.
H. AMES, f Y
T, C. BUSHNELL. J
; O T 3E3 Xj I
VttILLIAM ZIMMERMAN. Proprieter; Bow
W k.rt, A.hlMd county, Ohio.
J MAr Lje-L
-."7T - EHP1RB HOU8Et
- KBOB.OkU; G. BAYNOLDS, Proprietor.
f r i a iw n 1ilf -
ot f .i.rlt HOUSE.
THE .ub.crib.rb,. IeT to aanoonca that
M opw Hotet. to k Mile MlH.r
K.." 4ir:tlT opposite tho Bampaell BwM,
ku. Street, Aihlud. ao4 re.peciwllT ol
woof UM pablicptTM. M. MILLAR.
- .AkUd.Mrc Wn,
- - - , '., AJrLE At IGAN MOUSE. .
rnHX aaderaigned kovtBg leaeeo tke bookooeo
X for. tern of yeor., ro.pectl.U T olteiU r
of tkopaslic potrooage. o effort wtll b poreu
to mT-i.iertnkcoiBlortof ll wko j toor
H? Y D. jl BinE.
"' l. ..111. Hol.M 18SS." .totf.
AVlNOJeooed tke oboro aemeo Botie form
. 1L...J.I.MJ . ... II-
.olicitem.kore oi the public peuro.age.
rill be epered to mmke comlortable mlltkoM wko
" WiU "iiUAK KOBIKSOH.
A.bld.NoT.t9,ie53. - tf
JOSEPH DBYABMAN. kaimg mgmlm tmkea itke
boa Heaee. will ke prepmredto """f""
-H mieold friend wko may favor him with aeaii.
Loudoaille.SoT g3d. I8S3. 6"
LL promptly attend to all h
to hi. care. TTpOmcm, eo. er of Main mad
Cbarcb btreeta. -
Juno 14. 184. Ml
- : Jt. W. JOHlSXO,
hi?'?, ----v -jutrmj Mt Lmtc, U.-u
'T O003VILLE.AeMand connty.Ohio.- Prompt
J4 attention giTea to all buaiiten conneUd With
.the legal PTofeeaion. - '4. 1BS4 3tf
woniLWiiMi. I oaonon m. rutti
: ' Via,OAM. I idaaiamd, OA...
;-.- wjlxsow & pabkeb, .
Vf lt' It XkmUt at Law rr in Caancary;
HAVING formed n copartnership, will gie
prompt attenUon to alt buaineeaentrueted to
their can in thie and aaxrvnudiug souatiea. Of
ce early oppout the SampMll Uooae.
Aahland. oTg3d. leiX v 86 tf
MVBEUI1 BEEH) - -. r
Attoruet and Comwllor at Late.
PPICE, on Main Street, Weat of the Bamp-
naU Honeo. AaMaadi 0010.
Aahiand. May 4ih, US4-
jg'nouvcav nr. bbllooo. . wiuui n aLuaon.
,f'; - KELLUtib c ALLISON,
Jutarwcy Laid wad Solicitor in Ckacrry
WILL attend to all profeeeioual nnaiBeaa on
: traatedtotkaircare, in thiaamd aJjujaing
ceuotiea. Aabland. Apt. 83d IBM. r aiitf
Yi'.Y ittorneji and Counsellor at law; '
?.FK1CK oer Drug Store ofSampaeU Co. Baai-t-
aeM in this end neighboring cuuatieaurwmpt
Hy attenoeu 10.
Aaklmad, No. S3d, 1853.
3fcm.Ua:. r " T ' romTKB.
JfLEJIKT afc POBl'EU,
' Jttm't mud CtmmsclUrm mt Law.
flLLatteud pronipUy to all biuiaeeaentraeted
u their care lu una aua ujuiuiai
"OTflce on corner of Main mod cnursn aiiseiaa--j,
Ashland; w. 83d. 1B53. - : . "tf
Itumm a. rciron. i job . ji'conaa.
Y AtlnrmmmComMmtltor ml Laict
FPiOK en Main street. or the Store of T.
C. Bu.ouell. Aablaud. Ashland Oounty.-u. -
tovetuberSSd. ItsS. . "tf
i-.-sm ' . XAMOaBLAS J. HULL
ACTORS BY AT LAW and Justice of the
Peace, LouduoTitle, Aablaiid. County , Ohio.
, . Bowenberd,Aoa. 8
TQ THE AFFLICTED !
i - .AJK. a. M. DAVIS,
VSfFKRS hie profes.ioi.el samcea to the citiaena
J J oTAabUod and TiciuUy, in the treatmeut of
Bore Lyea, -aacera, Fractured Houea- 4;lub feet.
Hair Lips, a;c. Persons ahlcted ce i rind him at
, lha tisn.ysi I House, durLg his stay in Ashlmud,
.which must necessarily be abort at this liuie.
August 29, lfe34.
------ rV ' J.BOs,II.D,
' ' i PrmetUiomtr of UeOieim and Svrgtry, .
arrriLLiso pros.pt atteai-oa to mil calla ia
i-Vf- hia profeaaion.
Hayesrtlle, JuJy 6, 1864. n6tf
-tfm U CLABK, BE. D.s
"VP"CB oppoalU P. dt J. Kisser. Store, Maim
VJ Street, Ashland, Ashland county, Ohio. ,
; Ashland. Feb. 14. 1654. -
: u ?. - CHASE. M. . .
, j ; . imrgmrm and Ocmfut,
'vVFFICE'adjoioing Millington'a Drug Etore
opposite r 1. Bieeer's store.
Aafalsad, Aprii ttli. lo46-n4otl
. -. gl. WM. JMEb, '
' - Of aa JEslsstit afcee.1 a Mmiicimm,
..TTAV1NG locatedin RuggleaTowufhip.Aabland
' XX County, Obio. offers hia profeasioual aemcea
Volbe public generally. Particular attenUon paid
l Chronic diaeasea. Kbeumausm, Liver and Lung
'complainta. old Soxes, etc.. Cancers, Schmoua
-0mm Cnnceroue Tussore removed w
jfcmita or caustic.
May a. 1644. oiOtf
"ssa TiiaH a M HAYE8.
" Practitioner of MoiUtn and 8urgerf
OAVABNAH. Ashland! onnty.Ohto Also, J oat
; D too of the Pemee mad Hotary Public.
OT.mber gad, 1Sj3. "
(,:. ' V. W. iAWPKEL, 1H. D-
mmssnn. r .t r. anri TesoectrBlly
" J. nooncaa that ke haa raawmad the practice of
JaeeVoiae nil it. kraachea. Vtncn in me s
pirs (tore of I. B. P. Sampeel k Co., Ashland, O.
'r May 17th. 18S4.
DB. W. Mf . B1BDLE,
rrotUimr f Mtdimimmmmd tmrgtry,
y iTTTILL attend to all business connected with hia
VV protesaion. Office in the Conusor Troy. Ash
s land coanty. Ohio. Ir4
DBS. J.P.ftJT. COWAN,
t tDRACTITlOHERB OP MEDICINE ABD SUB
. JT GR P. JeromeTille, Ashlmud county, Ohio.
- March 2oth. AbM. 4St
J"XJ W ET A-iArtLEly tfco.
WATCH AND CLOCK. MA KEB, Post Of
tu Buildinc. Main street. Ashland.
Ohio, Gold and Steel Pens, and a choice
variety of Jewelry. epi coasaauyen
November M, 1803. Kih
The Lt Mas. Jccsen The Rome Journal
fives a brief btif raplncaf sketch of Kawnv
FoiEtiu," from whieh we extract fficient to
explain the folloaiog ezqaiattelv beautirul
tinea . . , .
Before saying the tew word. by which we wcold
recall the doiata uf ner varied life to our readers,
let us giva one ol the drops of agooy. wrong from
this heaven cbild while here on trial a poem writ
ten for ber mother's eye only, and certatnlr the
most manifest first breath of a soul's ulteiance that
ws baveever aeea la huuiaa language. ' it was scut
us, some years ago. by one of her friende. aadera
seal of privacy, which we presume Is removed by
ker death. She wrote It while at Maulmaln, the
missionary station in India, at which place ahe had
been left by hrrdviog husband. Dr. Jud.on, when
be embarked oa a nearly huperew voyage for health.
At the date of ibis poem he had been four months
dead. although it vims ten days before the (ad news
was communicated to her.
. MWEBX MOTHEH.
Tbe wild south-west monsoon has risen,
Wflh broad, gray wings of gloom,
-While here, from outnij dreary prison,
I look as from a tomb Alma I
, M? heart another tomb.
Upon the low thatched roof the rain . -
With ceaaelesa patter falla
My cboiceat treasures bears its stains ;
Mold gathers on. the walls: wouid heaven
'Twere only on the walls I
Sweet mother, I am here alone, .
In aorrow and in pain ;
The sunshine from my heart ia flown
It leela the driving rain ab, me I
The chill, and mold, and rain.
-Four lagged aaoBthe have wheeled their
' - Since love apee it smiled,
And every thing of earth haa frowned
Ob thy poor alnekea cbild, sweet friend,
. Thy weary, sefleriag child.
I'd watched my loved one night and day,,
Scarce breathing when he alept
And as my hopes ware awept away, .
I'd in hia bosom wept Oh, God I
How had I prayed and wept 1 '
' And when they bore him to tlie ship,"
I saw the white sails spreid,
I kissed hia speechless, quivering lip,
-And leit him on his bed Ala a ! -
It seemed a coffia bed.
. When from my gentle sister's tomb,
Lang niace, in teaxa, we came,
Thoa aaidst, How desolate each room 1"
' Well, mine were jest the aame that day,
- The very, very mama. -
Then, mother, little Charley came.
Our beautiful, fair boy, v
With my own father' a cherished name :
But, eb t he brought no joy my child
Brought mourning, and no joy.
Hia little grave I cannot see.
Though weary months have sped
Since pitying lips bent over me,
And whispered, "Heiadead ! " Mother,
Tie dread lul to be dead ! .-
-' . - -..:'
I do not mean for one like tno
i So weary, worn and weak
Death's shadowy paleness seems to be
E'ea now lipon my cheek his seal -'
On form, and brow, and cheek.
But for a bright-winged bird like him
To hush bia joyons aong, .
And prisoned ia a coffin dim,
, Join ath'a pale phantom throng my
boJ . .
To join that grixity tbrong.
Oh, mother, I can scarcely bear '
. To think of this to-day f 1 ' - ' "
It was so exquisitely fair, ' .
Th t little form of claj mv heart Y"
Still lingera by his clay. ';
. An when for ode loved far; far more,
.- . Come thickly-gathering tears.
My star9 of faith tseloaded o'er, .
I aiok beneath my fears, sweet friend,
" My heavy weight of fears.
Oh, but to feel thy fond arms twine
Around me once again I
It almost eeeros those lips of thine
-, Might kiss away the pain might soothe,
Tfaia dull, cold, heavy pain. "
But gentle mother, through tile's storms
I may not lean on thee.
For helpless, cowenngiittleforms '""
Cling trusting to me poor babes !
To have no guide but me.
With weary foot and broken wing,
With bleeding heart and sore,
. Thy dove looks backwards sorrowing,
But seeks tbe ark no more thy breast
Seeks sever, never more
Sweet mother, for thy wanderer pray,
That loftier faith be given ;
Her broken reeds all swept away,
. That she may I ean on Heaven ber heart
Grow strong in Christ and Heaven.
Once, when yonng Hope's fresh morning
Lay aparkling on my breaat.
My bounding heart thought but to do,
To work mt Heaven'a behest my paiaa
Cone at the aame behest I
All fearfully, all fearfully
"Alone and sorrowing,
My dim eye lifted to the sky, ' - '
fast to the Cross I cling Oh, Christ I
- ' To thy dear Cross I cling. Y -Maulm
aiit, August 7, 1850.
Good Pluck. On Wednesday last,
an Irishman on one of the contracts west
of town, was sun-struck: while working in
a cut. His partners carried him to a
spot where he could get the fresh air.
After some time he began to show signs
of recovery, and feebly opening his eyes
and contracting his fist, he says, " Mike
who the divil struck me ?" Pat is still
the worse of the . blow, but is recover
Herbc. Cut jour herbs and dry them
in a shady room ; mark and tia them up in
bags, and hang them up in the shady
side of an airy room for winter use.
TRIBULATION OF A BASHFUL MAN.
MY FIRST APPEARANCE INQCITT. .
t:- . ' nr TiLcosBBtnos.
; How "early impressions and re
minisoenccs of youthful days hang to
us." How easy, clear and distiuotly we
eon see our first dickey, first boots .we
wore, or books we read, while thousands
of sublunary things coming iu at a much
later date are almost obsolete iu our
memories..- -v -. 1 ' ..-.'
" I remember faith an hundred years
would not dim the recollection, " said
Frank Fox, my first "graud dash ,?
into society. I was old enough to be
better educated in the ways of the world,
but it was my weakness to be rather
bashful. I - was big enough to take care
of myself, but I was so timid aud un-i
sophisticated and hence my dimculties.
We lived in a small neighborhood, but
abundantly supplied with live 'people,
aud any quantity of good looking girls.
While I was in jack and trowsers, we
gals aud boys got along to gether slick
as a whistle, as our yaukee friends say.
But by and by I left home to return a
double-fisted bullet-headed individual,
in coat .and pantaloons, and about four
to eight 'sprouts of a sickly sort of a
moustache ornamenting my upper lip.
The Lttle girls I left behind me, had
not been neglected by nature or art ; I
returned to find that time even the
brief period of five years had worked
wonders. Susan, Jane, Add, Mary, Pol
ly, Betsey, &c, had become Miss
Jones, Miss Smith, Miss this and Miss
that, ergo, they were young women an d
setting their caps for beaux. It was
soon known that I had got home. Some
new accessions to the population had
been made, in way of two aristocratically
inclined families from the city of :
and these families, had some four or five
highly finished daughters jeach Well,
we saw them, t&ey saw us; for the first
four er five days, we kept shady, ogling
the girls beg pardon youug ladies, at
a distance ; dodging them if they were
likely to get too close, and making our
self mighty scarce if any of them made
their appearance about our domiciL '
." Frank, " said my sister-in-law for I
never was blessed with a sister, or per
haps I should not have been, so backward
in coming forward, you see' Well, my
brother's wife says t5 me, " Frank, why
don't yon buck up to the girls, they come
over to see you, I really believe, and
whenever they appear, away you shoot,
as if mad dogs was after you ! you are
not afraid -of them are you ? " .
" N-n-no," I hesitatingly replied.
" They wont bite you ! "
. " 'Don't suppose thej will, " said I.
" Then dou't be stupid, when Miss
Smith and Miss Jongs, and the two Miss
Degrands come over again, let me ah!
here comes Miss J ones now Frank "
" A a Lotty don't, " I nervously
implored her. . -
' I'll introduce you, donVbe stupid,
stand still "
'I'm hanged if I a " but it was too
late. ; Y ; ' '
" Good morning, Lizzie, glad to see
you, whispering to me, who stood tremb
ling like a leaf, " stand still you goosu."
Miss Jones, to me soto voice, ."open
your mouth 1 " Allow me to introduce
you to1 my brother, Mr. Fox,. Mr. Fox,
Miss Joues. to me; " bold up your head
and speak I " ,- .
"Ah a .a good morning sir beg
pardon how d'ye do " This perfectly
herculean feat quite exhausted me, I nev
er come so near choking lu hiy life
Thaiiks to my sister-in-Jaw, if she got
me into the ice, she got me out again for
her tongue rau a pit pat clitter clatter,
as a married woman's tongue will run
you kuow.' So getting breath and with
my breath confidence I tiursf. out all of
a sudden How do you do Mies Jones?"
As my sister-in-law and Miss Jones had
been talking right straight along with
out any reference to me at all who had
sat silent as a Maudarian, this sad Jen
spasm quite startled them ; my sister-in-law
ha! ha! ha! ha! ha'd right out;
Miss Jones blushing like a carnation or
a scarlet delilab, in a fine silvery voice
" Quite well Mr. Fox, thank you. "
"Tha thank you," I involuntarily
echoed'. " -
"Ha! ha I ha! roared my sister-in-law."
" Charlotte ! " says I, in a voice of
such . absolute firmness that it quite
checked ber fjacnintory ejaculations. 1
had arose from my seat to make this de
termined effort of elocution. I raised
my hand to give it force and fruitlessly
waved it once or twice more, to give the
grand flourish to the rest of my remarks
but, I was done, could not get off
another word, and so with a hurried mo
tion, I snatched up my hat and bolted
out of the room ! . -
God knows how my sister-in-law
straightened things with Miss Jones,
but I felt so ashamed of my stupidity, the
next day in revenge upon myself,- I not
only went smack bang over to Miss
Jones' to make an apology for my rude
ness, but during my ' stay there the
alarming space of two minutes ; accept
ed an invitation to attend a whist party
at the residence of the Miss Degrands,
the next evening. I felt bold as a sheep 1
as I marched over home, after such a
display of cool courage and self posses
sion, and npon my sister-in-law meeting
me in the vestibule, and saying,
" Why, Frank, I thought I saw you
going into Squire Jones' ! "
" Well, of course you did," say I as
bold as two sheep I
" You are mightily tickled, Frank,
what is the matter ? "
"Lotty," says, I, twitching up my
shirt collar and viewing my frizzled head
in the parlor glass, ' Lotty I'm going to
" You are ? " said she.
"I ami "
Pray where, Frank; at Miss Jones ? "
" No. At the Miss Degrand'sj" says
I. . - . -
" Yes, mam ! " responded I with utter
"Hurra! for you Frank. Good!'.'
cried Lotty," and " sho continued, "who
art you going with? Liziie!" " Y
" No,, by myself, of course. What
should I go with? " ' . -
" Why Miss Jones, you booby, has'nt
she invited you ? " -
" N nO," I hesitatingly replied. '
" She invited me to atteud the party. I
said I would, but she didn't Bk me to go
with her. " ' " Oh 1 you goose ! " .laugh
ingly exclaimed Lotty, ' why Frank,
you are the greatest booby I a " -
I heard no more ; for I cleared out "to
reflect upon the now apparent fix I was
getting my father's son into. ' From that
time to the hour of six P. M., next dayj
I was in "a twitter of excitement.- Urged
by "my ister-in-law, "fixed up" to the
nines; such a dandy jack " as I ap
appeared, never illuminated that region
before or since I'll engoge. All ready,
off I goes, to Miss Jones. I pulled the
bell with a most nervous twitch, I walk
ed in with fear and misgivings, in the
parlor sat not only Miss Jones but her
two cousins, the old lady, a maiden aunt,
and some four or five of the junior
branches of the Jones, family. ' . I got
through, though it was fearful work. I
sat my hat on tho center table , and it
fell off; I picked it up, and-in doing so
hit ray nose against a pile of gilt edged
literature and down it came pell niell,
but th children cainff to my rescue, and
I finally found myself armed by a lady
on each side the cousins ! imagine my
feelings Miss J., going in advauce en
route, down the avenue to the portly resi
dence of the Miss Degrands. We en
tered the vestibule; I had not spoken a
word all the way, the pretty cousins and
Miss J., doing a heap ot conversation.
In the hall, the old negro servant made
a grab at my hat, but I held on, and in
triumph carried it into the parlor, where
iu the midst of introductions, flaring of
lamps and waving and fluttering of silks
and casimeres, bowing and scraping, fuss
aud feathers, to all of which I was more
or less deaf and blind, down on a piauo
stool in the corner, I socks my hat.
The two cousins froze to me, introduc
ed me, I bowed; one of the Miss De
grauds' came forward, I was introduced,
and as she in the tip of fashion made her
perfectly grand, theatrical bow to me, 1
grabbed her by the hand and in the
most democratic manner imaginable,
shook it most heartily. . bhe not only
blushed but by her eyes I saw she was like
wise mad as a hornet. Her sister and
her had a word aud then the sister avoid
ed me. Things grew no better fast, from
one bungle I got into another. In a
whist I was ignorant and awkward, in a
hop waltz with one of the cousins, I tread
her toes until she screamed, and in try
iug to mend the matter I stepped upon
the flounces of Miss Degrand's dress and
tore off five yards at least. In despair
I backed down, saw a Beat, back upon it,
my head dizzy, I rushed and down I sat
spuast upon my hat. In confusion I arose
snatched up the pancake' looking aff ir
which I freuzied held up to the vulgar
gaze. ' There was a roar of laughter in
which I did not join I assure you ; I gave
a rush forward, hit the table, tilted over
the ostral lamp ! such a crash ! I kept
ou, I made for the door which just then
old Degrand was entering avauni conner
of his old uegro' man, who bore'a large
tray well filled with wine in glasses. '
I struck the old gentlemen so forcibly
that he fell back upon pompey,down went
pompey, glasses and wine, and on my mad
career I proceeded. Going out the wrong
end of the hall I found myself iu a dark
dining-room; but" jerking open the first
door in advance, I went out into a hall,
thence to an anti-room, groping in the
dark Istrnck my head against a half open
kitchen door, saw bushels of stars and
How, or when I got home tne juora on
ly knowsl but for one week I had ahead
too big for a hit and a pair of black eyes.
As soou as able t6 travel I left that Set
tlement " never to return.
He Wouldn't 'Serve. Several years
ago, at a. town meeting in a neighboring
town, au old fellow whom we shall call
Mr. Perkins, .because that was his name,)
was informed by the moderator, 'in open
town meeting,' that he had been elected
a surveyor of highways. He arose and
' Sir. Moderator, I shall incline I
The Moderator expressed great satis
faction, and hoped that he would imme
diately enter upon the duties of the office,
as some of the roads were in a bad con
dition. 'I tell ye,' responded our hero, 'that I
; 'Very glad,' continued the modertor,
and I think I can assure you that the
town will be very greatful for your ser
vices.' . Perkins became exasperated, and jump
ing up yelled out at the top of his voice :
Mr. Moderator, I told ye twice that I
inclined, and swore I won't sarve
By motion of a wag present, the town
proceeded to elect a surveyor, 'in place
of Mr. Perkins, inclined.'- Lynji News.
" Mother, it strikes me you are
very lazy just noWi" ' " How dare you
say so; why don't you see I'm making
bread ?" indignantly returned the lady.
" True, but that,s neither more nor less
SST-tl Old age is coming upon me
rapidly," as the boy said when he was
stealing apples from an old man's garden
and saw the owner coming, with cowhide
A facetious boy asked one of his
playmates, " Why a hardware dealer was
like a boot maker ?" The latter, some
what puzzled, gave it up. " Why," said
the other, " because the one sold the nails,
and the other nailed the soles."
STOEY OF THE WRONG BABY.;
r, . The Sunday Curier, whoe editor is
Famious for finding out naughty places
where married women of New York re
sort to get fun and excitement,' relates
the following incident connected with a
i checkapron soiree," in East Brodway :
These meetings are held exclusively
private, so that even the police can't find
put a whisper about them. Oysters and
game suppers, champaigne and whisky
trxrdys, fill up the rosy hours to the brim.
Vue men have many of them, wives and
families, hold cushioned pews in fashioD
trircbc8, . attend Hope Chapel lec
J'jYts, nd eschew Sunday ; newspapers.;
They, are moral, highheaded men in the
com unity, and subscribe liberally to tract
societies and foreign missions. They
turn up their eyes in holy horror at re.
ports of common licentiousness, in com
pany with women who, bearing respec
table characters among their neighbors,
ere false to every felling of virtue.
; One of th? female members of these
check-apron assemblages was most sin
gularly, the agent in bringing this den
of reveldry to light. It seems that she
is a married, woman, the wife of an hon
est mechanic, and the mother of a young
child. She had a . comfortable home,
and apparently, all that a modest woman
could desire, but, sad to say was a regu
lar attendant on and participant iu cheek
apron " sociables." rThe nature of her
husband's vocation,' made it necessary
for him to work nntil 12 o,clock every
night, which gave her an easy opportu
nity to gratify her desire unsuspected.
She was always at home before her hus
band arrived, and thus for months had
carriod ou her clandestine amusement,
without the least danger of exposure.
But " murder will out," and did.
" A few nights since the socialists met in
full conclave. The supper was rich, the
wine sparkling, the woman wete enchant
ing, the men gallant to a degree. Time
flew liko a frightend pigion, and the ex
citement was at its height, when, hark !
one two three four five six
Beven eight nine ten eleven -Twelve
! struck like a death knell upon
the ears of the 12 o'clock lady,
;Y' " My God !" she exeliamed, - I shall
be too late ! . . My husband will be home
before me !" and hastily throwing ou her
shawl and bonnet, and catching her sleep
ing babe from its bed iu au adjoining
room, she left the house, without even
bestowing a parting kiss npon the reeking
lips of her moral paramour, bue gained
her own door, almost breathless her
hand trembled as she grasped the knob
-she opened it carefully. " Thank God
ho is not here. I am safe," was her
eabejation, as she. placed her infant on
the"bed, and sat down to compose herself
: The husband soon arrived, took his
supper and tney retired. JNext morn
ing as the wife was busy making break
fast, she was suddenly called by her
" I say, wife, look here I
our child was a girl," said he. i
" Well, so it is," replied the wife.
" Indeed ! Well come and lo6k at
this one.""- : -
The investigation did not last a great
while. The women had laid her child
beside another one at the party, and in
her hurry had caught up the wrong one:
How to explain the sudden -metamor-phois,
she knew not. She was too much
agitated to coin a lie. . J3ut the husband
relieved, her, for ou taking a good, look
at the little felloe, he exclaimed :
" Why this is Mrs 's child."
i The terrified wife ator.ee cnofessed all,
and named the people who were in the
habit of meeting her fit Mrs. 'a.
WONDERS OF THE MEMOEY.;
It is reported that the historian,. Ful
ler, in 1607, had a most retentive mem
ory. ' He could repeat : five hundred
strange, uncommon words after twice
hearing them; and a sermon verbatim,
xifter reading it once. He undertook,
after passing from Temple Bar, to tho
farthest -part of Cheapside and back
again',' to mention all the signs over the
shops, on both sides of the street, - and
repeat them backwards performing the
task with great exactness.- '
We were acquainted " with a y mng
man, a clerk in this city, who once com
mitted to memory, in a single evening,
a whole page of the New York Journal
of Commetee, and repeated the same
with great exactness. , In the company
of a number of literary young men, he
defied any one present to repeat a line
of poetry, from any standard work, the
next line of which he could not recite,
and also give the name of the author. -Some
hundreds of quotations were made
and in each instance the - right author
was named, and the connecting lines
given. The power of retention in this
person's memory was most remarkable,
as the above named facts abundantly
prove. -ZV. Y. Observer.
Sit Walter Scott repeated to Camp
bell every line of his "Pleasures df mem
ory," after one perusal; and Edward
Everett can deliver any address that
passes from his pen without a reference
to his notes.
Speaking of Fuller reminds us of an
anecdote characteristic of the man. He
was, in some respects, the most remark
able genius of his time a prodigy of
learning with a shrewd wit. His wri
tings are among the finest models of
Saxon strength and pnrity.
His powers of memory were so fre
quently the subject of remark as to rath
er annoy him, though his ready wit of
ten turned it to advantage.
Being summoned to attend a commit
tee of sequestration, one of the members
addressing the Doctor said
" Doctor, the world talk greatly of
your wonderful memory. Will you fa
vor us with an exam pie -of it?"
"Most willingly, sirs," was the answer.
" I know a most worthy minister who is
now suffering from your' sequestration ;
and if it may please your honorable body
to replace him in his former living,
will never forget it so long as J liv
Shine, ye stars of heaven,
On world of pain,!
See old Time destroying ' '; .
All our hoarded gain ;
All our sweetest Oowsrs,
Every stately shrine,
All oar hard-earned glory, '
' Every dream divinoT
Shine, ye stars ol heaves, -
, On the rolling yetrs I ....-T
See hew Time, consoling, ;
Dries the saddest te'aes, . '
Bids the darkest storm-clouds
i Pass ih gentle rain ; : C
.Wbie upspringing is glory, ;
Jfiowors and dreama again. .
Shine, ye atars of heaven, .
; Ou a world of fear I
See bow Time, avenging,''
Bringetb judgment here ; '"
Weaving ill-won honors : i.
. To a fiery crown'; ;
Bidding hard hearts perish, .
Casting proud hearts down
STii he, ye 'stars of heaven,
On the hours' slow Bight!
See how Time, rewarding, !
'-' Gilds good deeds with light ; :
Paya with kingly measure, v
Brings earth's dearest prise.
Or, crowned with rays divine,
Bids the end arise.'"
From. Lam Lit ine's Memeftes or Celebrartsd Char's.
THE iTBST DISCOVERY OF CO
. At sunrise on the second day, some
rushes recently torn up were seen near
the vessels. A plank evidently hewn
by an axe, a stick skillully carved by
some cutting instrument,'- a. bough of
hawthorn in blossom; and lastly, a bird's.
nest built on a branch which the wind
had broken, and full of eggs, on which
the parent bird was sitting amid the gen
tly roiling waves, were seen floating past
on the waters; ' The sailors brought on
biard these living and inanimate wit
nesses of their approach to land. They
were a voice from the shore, confirming
the assurance of Columbus. ' "'
Before the land actually appeared in
Bight, its neighborhood was inferred from
these marks of life. - The mutineers fell
ou their knees to the Admiral whom they
had insulted but the day' before, craved
pardon for their mistrust, and struck up
a hymn of thanksgiving to God for asso
ciating them with this triumph. .Night
fell on these songs of the Church welcom
ing a new world. The Admiral gave
order that the Bales should be slose-reef-
ed, and tbe lead kept going ; aud that
they should sail slowly, being afraid of.
breakers and shoals, and feeling certaiu
that the first gleam of 'daybreak would
discover iand under their bows.
On that last anxious night none slept.
Impatient expectation had' removed all
heaviness from their eyes ; the piolets
and the seamen, clinging about .the masts,'
pards and shrouds, eaoh tried to keep
the best place and the' losest watch to
get the earliest sight of the new hemis
phere. The Admiral had offered a re
ward to the first who should, cry Land,
provided his anouncement was . verified
by its actual discovery. ' Providence.
however, reserved to Columbui himself
this first glimps, which he had purchas
ed at the expense of twenty years of his
life, and of untiring perseverance amidst
such dangers. While walking the quarter
deck alone at midnight, and sweeping
the 'dart horizon with his Jeen eve,; a
gleam of fire passed and disappeared, at d
again showed itself on tho level of the
waves. .Fearful of being decived by the
phosphorescence of the sea: he quietly
called a' Spauish gentleman "f Isabella's
court, named Uuttierez; In wbow he bad
more "confidence than iu- the piolets,
pointed out the direction . in. which he
had seen the light, and asked him wheth
re could discern anything there. Gut-
tierez replied that he did indeed ' see a
flickering light in that quarter. To
make indeed still more sure, Columbus
called Lodrigo Sanchez, of Segovia an
other in whom he had confidence. San
chez had no more hesitation thanYGut-
tierez in pronouncing that there was a
light on the horizon.-1, But the blaze was
hardly seen before it again disappeared
in the ocean, to show itself anew the next
moment, 'whether it was the light of a
fire on a low shore alternately appearing
and disappearing beyond -tbe- broken
horizon, of whether it was the floating
beacon of a fisherman's boat now rising
on the waves and now sinking . in the
trough of the sea.
Thus both land and safety appeared
togcthar in the shape of fire to Columbus
and his two friends, on the night be
tween the 11th and 12th of October,
1492. The Admiral enjoined silence to
Rodrigo and liuttierez, kept his obser
vation to himself, for fear of again rais
ing false hopes, and giving a bitter
disappointment to his ship's companies.
He lost sight of the light and remained
on deck untill 2 in the morning, hoping
and despairing alone, awaiting the tri
umph or the- return on which the mor
row was to becide. He was seized with
that anguish which precedes - the great
discoveries of truth, like the struggle
which anticipates the liberation of the
sole hjr death, when a cannon shot, sound-
ins over the sea a few hundred yards in
advance of him, burst upon his ear; the
announcment of a new-born world; which
made him tremble and fall upon his
knees. It was the Signal Of land in sight
made by' firing a shot, as had been ar
ranged with the Pintat which was sail
ing m advance of the squadron; to guide
their course and take BOundings. At
this signal a general shout of " Land ho!"
arose from all the yards and riggings
of the ships. . The sales were furled, and
daybreak was anxously awaited : The
mystery of the ocean had breathed its
first whisper in the bosome of night.
Daybreak would clear it up openly to
every eye. '..' - - -' -
Delicious and unknown perfumes reach
ed the vessels from the outline of the
shore, with the roar of the waves, upon
the reefs and the soft land breeze. ' The
- fire seen by Columbus indicated the
presence of man and of the first element
of civilization. Never did the night ap
pcSjT so long in clearing ' away from the
norizon ; ior tins nonzou was to vyotum
bus'and his companions a second creation
of God. The dawn, as it spread over i
the sky, gradually, raised tbe .shores of
an island from the waves. Its distant
extremities were lost in the 'morning
mist. .' It ascended gradually, like - am
phitheatre, from the low . beach to: the
summit of. the hills, whose dark-green
covering contrast strongly with tne blue
heavens. Within a few paces of the'
foam of the waves breaking on the yellow
sand, forests of tail and unknown - trees
stretched awny one above another, over
the successive jterraces of the island.
Green valleysand bright clefts in the
hollows afford a half glimps into 'these
mysterious wilesYi Here and there could
be discovered a few scattered huts, which
with their outlines and roofs of bry leaves
looked like beehives; and turn columns of
blue smoke rose above the tops of trees.
Half-naked groops of men women and
children, more astonished 'than frighten
ed, appeared amongst the 'thickets near
the shore, advancing 'timidly, and then
drawing back, exhiditing, by. their ges
tures and dem'eane'r, 'as much fear as
curiosity and wonder, at the sight of
these strange vessels, the previous night
had brought to their shores. v ..
' Columbus, after gazing in silence on
this foremst ' Bhore of the. land so often
determined by hid 'calculations', and so
magnificently colored by his imagination,
found it to exceed even his own expec
tations. He burned with impatience
to be the first European to set foot On
the 'sand and so plant the cross and the
flag of Spane, the- standard of the con
quest of God And of his sovereigns, ef
fected by his genius, , .But he restrained
the eagerness of himself and his crew
to land, desirous' of giving to the act of
taking possession of a sew world a sol
emnity worthy of the greatest deed, per
haps, ever accomplished by ' seamen.
and, in default of men to call God. and
his angles, sea, earth,, and skyr as wit
nesses of his conquest of an' unknown
hemisphere. He put on all the inignkt
of his dignities as Admiral of the Ueean;
and the viceroy of these future realms ;
he wrapped himself in his purple cloak,
and taking . in hand a flag 'embroidered
with a cross, in which the initials ot i er
dinand aud' Isabella were interlaced like
their two " fcinffdomsJ - and i snrraounted
by-a frowu, he 'entered' bis boat, and
pulled toward the shore, followed by the
boats of Alonzo and Yanes Pinzon, his
two lieutenants. - On landing, he fell en
his knees, to acknowledge, by this act of
humility and worship, the goodness and
greatness of God in this new sphere of
hi works.- He kissed tho ground, and
with his face on the earth, he wept tears
of double import afid of a double meaning
as they fell on the dust of this hemis
phere, now for the first time Visited by
Europeans;: tears of joy for Columbus
the overflowing ot a proud spirit, grate
ful and pious : tears of sadness for this
virgin Soil, seeming to foreshadow the
calamities and devastation, with fire and
sword, and blood and destruction, which
the strangers were to .bring with their
pride, their knowledge, and their power.
It was the man that shed these tears;
but it was the-, earth that was 1 destined
to weep, f " Almighty and eternal God ''
said Columbus, as ho- .raised his fore
head from the dust, with a Latin prayer,
which his companions have hanbed down
to us, "who ; by the -energy, of the cre
ative world has made the firmament, the
earth, and sea, blesSed and glorified be
thy name in all places I ' May thymaj
esty and dominion be exalted for ever
and ever;: as Thou . host permitted thy
holy name to be made known and spread
by the most bumble of thy servants in
this hitherto unknown" potrion "of the
empire;" ' He: then ' badtized this land
with the j name of Christ, the island .of
San Salvador:': - His lieutenants, bis pi
lots, and his seamen, full of gladness,
and impressed with a superstitous re
aped for him whose 'glance had pierced
beyond the visible horizon, and whom
they had offended by their unbelife, over
come "by the -evidence of their eyes, and
by that mental - superiority which ever
awes the minds of men; fell at the feet
of the Admeral, kissed his hands and his
cloths, and recognized for a moment the
power and. the . almost divine nature of
genious; yesterday - the tictoms . of his
odstinacy, now ..tne companions oi nis
success, and sharers in the glory which
they had mocked. Such is humanity,
persecuting discoverers, yet reaping the
fruits of their inventions. "
: Singular. Disclosures A surgeon
in the United States army recently de
sired to know the most common cause of
enlistment. By permission of the cap
tain, in a company containing fifty-five,
the writer pledged never to disclose the
name of officer or private except as a
physical or metaphysical fact, the true
history was obtained of every man.
On inAestigation", it appeared that nine-
tenths enlisted on account of some female
difficulty, thirteen of them had changed
their names, and forty-three were either
drunk, or partially so, at the time of their
enlistment. . Most of them were men of
fine talents and learning, und had once
been in elevated positions in life. ' Four
had been lawyers, three doctors and two
ministers. -.- . ;
E3T Mrs. Patington says that when
she was a girl, she " used to go to par
ties and always had a beau to extort
her home. ' But now." she says the girls
undergo all such declivities ; the task of
extorting them home revolves on tneur
own selves." The old lady drew down
her specs, and thanked her stars that she
had lived in other days, when men were
more palpable in depreciating the worth
of the female sex.' "
JJJ3C"A poor drunken loafer was re
cently picked up in the street, - . There
was no sense in his head, no cents in his
packet, a powerful scent in his breath,
and he was sent to the " look-up.'! 1 -
: Henry Clay said, in 1829, And it Ap
plies with ten fold force at the, present
time : . " .
The auo'itfonists, let me suppose, suc
ceed in their present aim of uniting; the
inhabitants of the free States as one man
against the slave States. " Union OB the
one side would beget anion on the other.
And this process of .reciprocal consol
idation will be Attended with all the vi
olent prejudices, embittered passions.
ana unpiacaDie animosites viuua erst
degraded or deformed human nature.-
A mutual dissolution of the Union will
have taken place, : while the former of
its existence remains. L J. lie most valu
able element of union, mutual kindness,
the feelings of sympathy, the faturnal
bonds, which 'now unites us,, will" bv&
been extinguished. ', - One i section will :
stand" in menacing and hostile array
against the other. The collision of
opinion will be quickly followed by the
clash of arms." ' I will not attempt to -
describe scenes- which now . happily lie
concealed from our view. Abolitionists,
themselves would shrink back in dismay-'
and horor at the contemplation of desoUf
ted fields, conflagrated cities,, murdered
inhabitants, and the overthrow of the .
fairest fabrio of human government that
ever rose to animate the hopes of civilized
man.J Nor should those abolitionists -flatter
themselves that if they can sue- .
ceed in their object of uniting, the peo,-. -''
pie. of. the free States, they will nter
tne contest witn. a numerical superiority v
that must insure victory."" ' ,Y - Y."
. : All history and experience prove
the hazard and uncertainty of .War.-;
And we are admonished by Holy. Writ
that the race i3 not to the swift, nor the
battle to the strong." But if they were'
to conquer whom would they conquer?
A foreign foe one who bad insulted
our flag, - invaded our- shores, -and laid
our country waste? No, sir, no sir. It"
would be a conquest without laurels,' .
without glory; a. self, a suicidal con
quest ; a conquest of brothers, achieved
by one-over another portion of the de
scendants of one common ancestors, who. ,
nobly pledging their lives, their fortunes :
and their sacred honor, had fought and
bled.'side ly side in many a hard battler. .
oh land and ocean, severed our country -from
the British crown, and established .
on..-, nationaL i independenee."ostor' i
Fast. ; ..... V; .;...?, -t?..-v --
. : r- .. .- . v -
- f A Good One. The Editor's table of "
the Knickerbocker has the subjoined"
tnorceau: .J . . . . " . Y .
1 ! " A young gentleman, a member of-
our college, was expelled for the crime of
drawing young ladies tip to his room' at '
night and letting them dowm in the Brors- Y
ing, by means of a rope, and basket r-Y
ranged from his window. Of course s"
great deal of gossiping conversation was -the
consequence. The following collo-v
quy occurred between two young ladies fV:
" Jane, do you really believe that stu- -dents
draw girls up to their rooms?" "7 v
" Certainly my dear; more than that II
know they do." " How ? n Well, I was
going by the college one morning; it was"; -just
hefora light;, .'twas very early in
the morning ; and I heard m noise in the'' . , '
direction of one of the, college build-- .
ings. I looked that way, and as plain"!
as T nee von now: I saw a girl in a basket
about half way from a three story win-'
., , J . .1 iV1'
to the ground ; and just then the
broke, and down-1 came J . ,. J-Qh t' :
Jnne I "
jr- Here is a boautiful sentiment
from the ' pen of Colridge. Nothing -'
could be more eloquent : . r -: '
. -CaIl not the man wretched who-"
whatever else he suffers, ae to pain in-;
flieted or pleasure denied, Las a child on i
whom he doates. Poverty .may gfitrd;
him to the dust; obscurity may cast it '
dark mantle over him; he may be va-;
heeded by those among whom he dwells, !,
and his. face may be unknown by bia'"
neighbors ; even pain may rack his joints,
and sleep flee from bis pillow; but he";
has a gem with which he would not part .
for wealth, defying computation for his''
fame filling the world's ear, for sweetest,
sleep that, ever.fell on mortal's eye."' ; Y
: "JEST ATperson applying to the Judge
of Probate for a letter of administration
walks up and inquires' Does the J udge" '
of reprobates live here?" "I am the ' .
Judge of Probate,ir,'" , answered the ,
Judge. , Ah, all the.same I suppose,'
said the' stranger ; " my lately died do- '
tested, and left a number of fatherless -scorpions,
of which I am chief. As it is,
and being the oldest infidel, the business'
naturally dissolves on me ; and if you
will grant me a letter of condemnation,
I will see you hansomely sacrificed.""
" Wasn't Stingy. -A greenhorn, from'-" .
somewhere, standing carelessly npon the-'" ."
end of one of the east river piers, watch
ing a Brooklyn ferry-boat, acoidentlyv
lost his equilibrium, and found himself
suddenly in the "damp.' He, however,
soon clambered Bp again, and while blow- .
ing ' off the superfluous brine, he was
asked by a bystander how he relished
old Neptune's soup, to which he replied "
." Wal, I han't got mitch to say agin it;
but all I have to say is,' that whoever
put the salt in warn't a bit stingy." -
. J537A farmer, finding a dozen of his 1
men idly stretched out on the ground,
offered a dollar to the laziest of the lot,
Eleven jumped np claiming the reward
each assertitg himself to be the laziest 1
dog in the universe. : The dollar, how-
evef was: awarded to the twelfth, who '
had thoughtfnlly kept "hip position, and
who, when' tendered to him, murmured
out, " Can't you put it in my pocket?!
. JG5" The two neighbors who "fell Y
out" have got .in -again. Neither of
theni were injured. '. ' s
EST To keep skippers out of baooh
in the summer: -Eat your, meat eriy'
in tbe spring. We never knew it ta fail---.
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