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:-HRLOW- SMITH. w Bra-irriN.
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i.. nnnonfiR OFF1CEB1
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kE W,WALLACK. Treasober.-
-&..Q. WOODRUFF, f -. . t..
5 H. A3IES, - ' f - - '
- ,T. C. BUSHNELLJ v 1
irrTiLLIAM Z1MMKRMAH, Proprietcr;
V V rg, Ashlaad county, Ohio.
Mr 31. 1854-ua-tt, . -
- , EnPlUK HOl'SE, ...
KROIT, Ohio: G RAYSOLDa.FToprietor.
L January 18, 1854. n35-tf. '
u w ..v.rik.r haifiv ta iniinDRr that he
. ; L i... onoMd . Hotot. to-b Ued iba "Miller
- Rinu. " .li-r.tlr onDttsita tb SmPcll Huu
J4io street, AsbUad-, and respectfully olicit
at f ike public ptrouge., . -jh. miiiibk.
Alalod. March S-iod, 185-t.r n44. tl. f
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X tortMna of yea-i'rm.peetfnlly iolieiu a bare
( Uie nublic patronage. So effort wili be apaced
to siwisiir to tbe comfort of all who mayfavor
him witbacaUi :v- :i.
Xnm-rtTr;--Wi-: 8 ll53.: ' : M8tf-
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v-TTiTlSG leased the above named Bbtla -fo a
it uru of yi uonauiugdu reipcwuiuj
'aoliciti share of the public patronage. Ko pains
,-rill baapared tomaae.comtoilabiell4iioBC who
a, ,.rof im a c . iABt6:
JLittaad, -Hot. 89b 1853.
TOSEPH DEYARMATt, having; again iaken Ut
I abova Houn, will b prepared to accommodate
.1) bti old fi iead who may favor him wit acaJL
TTlLL.nromptly attend to alio
'XOio bia care. 'HyOrrica, coi
, M JPC,
jrrnm entrusted
er of Main and
J mm 14. 18S4. atf
, . Attorney mt Jjiwt., , ,t. .
OUDC3 VILLE, Ashland county ,Ohiu.' Prompt
ieo:iou giveir toaii oiiH'ii ' q iui
taclesat grolefto. ' - ' June- !u lgat "att
i.--a-.ra.-!w-oi-:.v 1
-ir. iJJ .'' . "wiTs-JS dt'
ft eaa' . t1 ' Kn K
,-t !
.- jtif emmiU.T at Xw i Cicerj;
- i rA Vise formed a couartcerahip, will give
f L nrouinlatteutiuatuall buainei.ellU-UBleti to
- " ibeir care- t bi and aurtwMidmg eountie. Of-
- :"ji;e nearly oppwil tbe -aujpaeti Houac. --. ,
Aabland. ov. S3d. liija. . SCl'.
. . ' ... - i;btiti iiKiTii, ;'' ... V-?
; SVc t. 2ttor7tey and CoumstUor ia"Lavf:?' '."
"-NpFtCE,- on Main Street, '-Weat' ot ihe'liawn
""tl vetL Huuae, detiiaiid, Ohio., --
Aabtaud. il ay sUi, IcAa. . . . S . "lf,
- ,,"iiHBi,a..'iiM.., wu.iu nlul.
". , "V- ; .itfca.Arit.i at All!i3i
"Attorney at Late and Solicitor, in Chancery
"Tt riLL att'od to all proleaoiuuiri. buaiuta eo
' - V ' truated to-their cans, iu iinaaud adjoiiitng
- uutiw; : Aalrland. aov.agid. - : , ,-aiilf
'' Utornrf and Ceuntellor at Lawt ,
?FFlCH oiverDrug Store of Sampxell ec Cd. Buai
M kM IK Uila anil aeiahboriag coaatiea prvmpt
I attended to. I . ,- .,, 1
AHhlaud, Nov.aW, 1853.
. -rsoa.' i: iit?'
'1' -' "'. uii. rbiru
.J vi : jtta'a aad raaraa Zw. .'''Li'
T-rriLLattcud promptly to all buaineaaentrnateU
r - .c
fFor the Aahland Cnion. j j
- -' - ' the innnXsr- moi jid. " ;f
-- i .-",' cuboait. rj:-;,"!.-;' '
'--. - Oa thi ailaer boaora.'d stream ' ,"
. : Lat me think and let me dream, ;
v . J' lreaai of i& ; ' ' - '- - . i
.t.-e. i-In thin quiet lonely place '
" laved there once, a mortal race,' '-' '
Year untold. I.:-!-"'! .'
B ., . Hero tbev lad one when lie died.
- With thia rirer, aide by aido,
- . lt- . Loag ago ; m.-J v.- - " '
. i Fer tliia little mound flo green . :
. , . Telia a mortal aleeps unaeen . , ;
I .j.: ' Reata below I . v - j;:;:;
Many ' moona have wan'd from view
, " On the midnight lonely blue, . .
r" : 7 . " Since the day, ' ,
' " When the red man in hia pride, -1
- ' Bending-saw this eiJrry tide
Roll away.' ' . ' '- 'a
" . ' O I Jf I could only be - ;
la the wilderness ao free, --
' ; Make my home ' -' -
With the lilliea in tbe glade
Thro' the wild aadJeafy shade ' '
' ' .IjT" 'I'laia, .
Like the red-man's early race
In this solitary place, .
Ages paat, ".' " .
Then ly some silver bosom'd stream,
' "' There to sleep and there to dream
T. "'V ; Sleep at last. ' "'
' WoerraK,' Ohio, Sept. 4, 1854 :' . '"' ' '
1 " - IJVSM,4,IHiaW
5 ST-ff IfrrflniY-
j - C7VV4-v fV4yVrv(U
to tbeir caie in Ibis and adjoining counties.
itlce tn corner or Main and Churca alreem.
Asrilaiil aor.aja, ipoj.
iuaa al roiroir.- J I "- . jb n. ja'conaa.
- VrCLXOTI.A; 3IeCO'TIBSf '' J -;; '
ffcl: '; Attarnev andCountellor at Law: 1
.Vl'IORosi Maiaacreet. over tbe Store et T.
C. Buataaell. AshUnd.Aablaad County, u.
-Ifovember234, 1653. , - .- - - 86tf .
-A fTonXKY- AT' LAW and Jnstlee of the
A Peace, Loodonvil la, AablaJjd County , Ohiav
' November 93d. 1853. - . -. '
t rTjhi : xu. ii. mr. uatis, - '
A-lTPKIta hia arofenioaal services ta the CiUzeas
J jot Asulaud and vicinity, in the treatment of
. Soto Eyes, Cancers, Fractured Bones, Club Feet,
" HaU Lipa, a;c. Persons aScted caa find him at
the Sampsiel House, durii g bis stay in Ashland,
which mnst neceasariiy be short at this time.
j August 89, 1854. - - . . '
-m-iwf - J. KOSS M- -,- : ;. ,
Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery, ,.
"TTILL gie prompt attention to all calls in
-At his professioa.
1 Hayeavitle, Jnly 6,1854. " ' p6tf
.... ' j. ii. cuiiki in. d. ..
OFFICE opposite P. oc J. Eiaaer's Btorei Main
aOxeew-Aabland, A a Maud county, Ohio. -.sbland,
Feb; 14,1654. '
.,.1 l,a..CKASEt.4I.D. . . -..J -
I. . Burgeon and Oculist,
FFICB, adjoining Millington's Drag Store
opposite P. et I. Kiiser'a store. ; '
Wksblasd, April 19th, 1845 a-jotf i-id '
DK. Wn, JONES, " -
Of tit Eclectic BcAl.Af Medicine,
HATI.N& loca.ediu KugglesTowusbip.Asbland
Oov'iy. Outo. ofeis ttis professional services
to iue puoiic generally. Particular attention paid
Xa.CbcooCdiocasea. iiaeMiiU.iaai, Uit cr and Lssg
omplaiaui. old Hores. ake..Cancers, tchirious
end (Jaaeroes Tuars ; teuioved without 1U
Halle or Caustic. May 3, 1854. n50tf .
. DB. THiUl) HlICSi .1
Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery j
SAVAbXA a. Actalaad t east y. Ohio. Also. Just
ice of be Peace add Aotaiy Public. -
SeemscTS3al, ia53. ' -1
a. W. UHPsEL, HI. J-
rnHAJTEFDI. for But faao.a- resDectfnlly ao-
X: aaunces-ba1. he aaa lesnoied tne practice of
jaed cute w an w araacbea. imce in tue x,ia-
ym mora of 1. B. aiemsset ec Co., Asklaud, O.
May tth. leV54 ... . ,v ' 5-Jit
- B. W. W. Ki sill Hi,
raetttiener ef Jedieine and Surgerm,
WILL attead to' all busiuesa coonecied with bis
.jwleiuii. Ootca iorUia Centan af Troy. Aali
aa.n4i:onj'.Ohiu. ' ' . 14
I once attended; a vea-y poor old man,
of - the Jiarafr of : J ordan in His last- ill
uesa. ... I call him poor, yet hewaa not ia
want, and. had. .boufiiiia; the comforts
of lifef-r )YheiUi6. wa near his end, , he'
said tome:. i' ' .; . -ty. . '
"Doctor, I iriint to know the truth
from you. I am not in the habit of be
ing flattered by tho world. . There was
a-time, indeed, . when it - 'fooled itoo to
the top of ray bent ; '. but that was long
go. l)a not uatter me, bat tell me
your real opiuion, Shall I eoon dieor
enuu i yes. ijjger.on a t;et ?oareerl, aj
woria : jt.aru. quite; wiiiirg. to be done
with?" , . , - ,:..:. -.
Yoa desire me, replied I, "to be
candid w:tu youT snd I wiu. , lou are
on your death-bed." - . ;
t'llow soon shall I. be immortal? "
" That I eiHinot-aay. But yoar hours
as lar aa nmuaii -expeneiice can teacu
me to predict, are;uumbcred."
lie wag b i lent tor a few moments and
a elicht spusrh passed across his face.
" V, cU,"- be said it is the lot of all
have lived luii-T enough
"Is there no friend or relation, Mr.
Jordau, . said. I. "to: whom you would
wish to send ? You arts here, as vou
navij otteii told me, quite aloue jn lod-
mgs, l'erhaps -oa would like to revive
some old recollections before you leave
:."XotoaeK". he said.. :t s - '.. -.
' Are yon ;bo. completely isolated ?
Most, Completely- J have tried all
relations and found them wantine.-' .But
till I have remembered them, aud mWJe
ay ViXl. . : It is' now between the inat
ress and the. sacking of this bed, and
Mr. Shaw, . the only, honest attorney !
nave ever met with,' and who resides . in
Jj in coin s-Ina rIf lelds. will carry my in
tent iocs mto effect. I was rich onco in
early life. ' How dark a day L"
; " What day?" ,1i s . - -' .
t lo-day.: llow dark and misty it
has come over, doctor !."" . ; jk4
His sight was going fast, and I felt
certain tfiat it would require but little
patience, ioc s email sacrifice of time,
to see tne last of Mr. Jordan. .
. xes, ne conunuea, speaking m an
odd, spasmodic fashion, ' Yes, ' I was
rich, and had many a crawling sycophant
about me,-, many emiiing faces at my
board ; but there came a reverse, and
like ; fair flowers at a sudden frost, my
friends bid their heads. I was nearly
destitute, and thinking and "believing
tnat the tie of blood would be strong
enougn to bind to me, in my distresses,
those with whom I claimed kindred, and
who had been delighted to claim kindred
with me, A went to them a visitor." ; -
" And failed." .. '- . -
" And failed, as you" say. They droo
ped from me one by one. Some' re
membered - slight offences, - com e 'were
t , bks. Jr. i jr. tons,
JToQ&Br. Jeromeville. Ashland couoty, Ohio.
If arcavbM, it!4. ,. ' - : .-:..'. 45t
' iTJkS WJXsZaZUS, tsc3.
WILLI19I jAiLsxo3ir 1".
' fice Uuildiae. Main street. Astiland
Ohio, ftold and ftteel Pens, and a ebuica
variety of Jewelry, kept consantlyon
"vena oar za, uazj, asu.
never at home, some- really thought ' I
must have been dreadfully improvident,
and. ' until they were convinced I had
not been,- could not assist me.1 ' Doors
were shut -in mr face window ' blinds
pulled down as I passed; I was shunned
as a- pestilence my clothes we're in Yas
my step feeble from long want of com
mon necessaries ; and then an old sccsoi
companion died in the West Indies, and
lett me twenty thousand pounds, which
I received through the hands of Mr.
Shaw." . - ' ' . . . ' ;
."A large fortuna And your relations?'-'
. - - - -
-" Heard it, and were frantic. I dis
appeared from them all. From that day
to th5s,'they have not heard of me. 11 Do
yea love wild flowers ? "
""Wild flowers?" ' , -
" Yes. ' Here are herbs, just from the
teeming garden. Look, too,'how yon
cherub twines thorn in her hair! ,The
stream flows deep to eternity." -.
" Mr. Jordan, sir, " I cried, " Mr.
Jordan, dd you know ine ? "
" Come hither, laughing, gentle spir
it. ' ha said. '"Brine with vnu vour
jheap of floral gems. Yes, I know this'
is the sweet violet, Mry, my Mary !
God knowa that I lt)?ed you,"
It was a strange thing at that moment,
but the blind of the window, which I had
drawn up to the top, came suddenly rat
tling down, and the room was quite dark.
I raised it again, and then turned to the
bed; Mr. Jordan was a corpse !
What a remarkable change had in
those few -moments eome over. the old
man's face f The sharp lines of age had
all disappeared, and there was" a calm,
benign expression upon the still features,
such as iu lifo X never saw them wear. .
. 4 " A restless spirit is at peacc,".vI saidt
as I felt for the Will where ho 'told me
it was placed, and", found it. It was
merely tied up with a piece of red. tape,
and addressed to Mr. Shaw, 20 Liccola's
Inn Fields ; so I resolved to trust to no
other messenger,' but to take it in my
hand myself I told the landlady of
the house that her lodger was no more,
and that sho would no doubt hear im
mediately from his solicitor ; and then I
left.'- - ' " ' - :: - - .
. "Well, Mr. Shaw," I. said, after' I
had mentioned t-o him the maimer of Mr.
Jordan's death,' "'here is the' Will, sir;
I presume I have nothing further to do
than to thank you for your courtesy, and
to bid you good evening.," "' . " .
"Stay a moment," ne.sam. " iiet
me look at the document. Humph I a
strange Will. . He leaves the form of an
advertisement here, which is to be insert- j
ed in the morning papers calling his re
lations together to near the Wiu read,"
"Indeed I " . .
" Yes. Well, I shall, as I see that
I am named trustee, do its he wishes.
He states that he is very poor. ".
1 Why, he spoke to mo of twenty thou
sand pounds 1 " . -.
Did iie, really, 'A delusion, sir,
quite -a.' delusion.-. 'Twenty thousand
poundsl 'r He had that amount twenty-
five years ago. But, sir, as yoa have
attended him, and as I happen to know
he had a high opinion cf you, I should
like you as his friend, -to be with me, es
it were, in future proceedings connected
with this Will. V - -. .''.-.!:'
" In which there is a mystery, eh, Mr,
Shaw?" ,. i, . ... ..
'I A little perhaps .a, little, bit, of
pqst-mortem revenge that is all which
I am not now at liberty to decaut'upon.
But I will take care to coincide with you,
and I. shall nope thr;t you will follow an
old friend to the' grave. " .
I promised that much, and duly at
tended the funeral . .. It was a quiet.
walking affair, and from the manner of
t 1 felt quite, convinced that there were
no funds to make it otherwise. A mound
of earth aloao marked the spot, in' the
little church-yard at Barnes, where Mr.
Jordan iJeyv file'. p!oer trial '.knowa-no
waking? ;' A' drizzling rain came down.'
X he air was cold and eager and 1 re-
tnrned home!' from the funeral ' of Mr.
Jordan ' about as" uncomfortable " as
- The next daythe following advertise
meui appeared in the morning paper.
and caurht my eye as I Bat at break-H
fast : "-' -
If any of the relations of Mr. James Jor
dan, deceaRed, will call at tlte office ol Mr
Sii.tw, 20 i-iuc.In'a-Iaii fields, they will hear
or so:nelmt: adanlsgenus." r ....
I made up my'ranid 16 "call upon Mr
biiaw durm the dayr and about 3-o
clock" reached, .bis clifiinbers": ' or rather.
I reached the .staircase Ieadinir' to thm
aud there I had to stop; for it was quite
ptsic?ed by men aud woman, who were
all coaversine with great eagerness.
"What can it jrpean r " said onefold
woman : I'm ins aunt, and oi course l
speak for my Ned." '. , , : "
" .Wen, but botber your. iNed, ' said
a man; ho Tiar' belongs to .the iamuy.
I'm hi3 brothciT Think of that, Mrs.
Dean 1" . " ;- . .
" Think of what ? yo two-legged
goose ("...
1 Jf oh, Jroh r " said another man :
knew him very, welL -' . I'm his -cousinJ
rrilloal whn.t.V this ' Whn
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jx woman in xatterea garments, .put
who still looked like a beautiful one
stood hesitatingly at thc 'foof of "the
tairs. : t ui' ' r '"' ' 1 '
" Is this - Mr, Shaw's ? " ' she Baid.
" Hush, Mary,' hush ! doh't,'-my dear."
." But J. m hungry, taamma, " said a
little girl, who was holding by a hand
ful ot her dress. - - . -
O, Mary, do not, dear; we we shall
soon go home. : Hush, dear, hush I ' Is
this Mr. Shaw's?" "
"Yes," said a fat woman and who
is you,' pray t . -
saw an advertisement. - 1 am
his sister Grace's only child. '- My name
is Alary ttrantham-. ' This is my only
child. : Sheshe is fatherless, - and .has
been so for many a day."-' ': '''
What, cried a man, "are you the
JJlary that he broke hi3 heart about ? "
Broke his - fiddlestick,' V said the fat
woman. . " ilo was htty when he died."
Broke his heart for me 1 " asked the
poor-looking: woman with the child.
" Good God, do I live to hear that ? "
' "' You had better go up to tho solici
tor at once," whispered JL " Come, I
wtll show. you; his-doOr.' '' : '' '"'
1 made a way for her through the
crowd -of ipersoiiSj' and "yre soon reached
the chamber.- ." Hpre is another' of Mr.
Jordan's relations, Mr. Shaw," said I
I "find- that you have- tad quite a
levee.". '! '""-. - : ' : - ' "
I' hare, indeed, -doctor. You must
come at 12 o'clock next Monday, mad
am, when the W ill of Mr. J ordau will
be read by me to all around." .
I thank you, sir." She was about
to leave the chamber when I interposed.
Pardon me, madam," I said, "but
as I was the only person with Mr. J or-
an at the time of - his decease, 1 wish to
ask you a question. - If I mistake not,
your name was the last that passed his
lips. " Mary, my Mary' he said, 'God
knows that I loved you ! "
She sank into a chair aud ' burst into
" Youi then." I added, " are the
Mary whom he loved.: . Ah, why did you
not, if you can weep for him now; re
ciprocate the passion ? "
' " I did love him " she cried, " God
knowa and he is now -with his- God
how I loved him. - But evil tongues
came bttween us, and we wero separated.
lie was maligned to me, and 1 was
wearied by entreaties and tears until I
married another. - She who has turned
rue from, him, and .severed - two, hearts
that would. and should. have been all the
world to each other, confessed the sin
upon her death-bed."
. " Who was it ?" said Mr. Shaw.
. ; '-'His mother f- From no other source
could. I have' believed.. the tales, that I
was told. But I did - not then 'know
enough of the world to think that there
Were mother's who conjd. .malign their
own children; - We were separated- my
husbaud died, leaving me that last little
one of man3- We are very, very' poor
no one will help us an acquaintance
showed me tbe advertisement, and urged
me to come it was a false hope.' But
I find that there are strong arms and
brawling tongues below, that I cannot
contend against."-. j ; . :
" Never mind that," ,-said the solicitor
" it is my duty to read the Will on Mon
day and as a relation, it is your duty to
attend at the same time.-" I tell you to
have rio expectations, 'i.. -n: , - -
I saw Mr. Shaw trv to si in some mone v
into her hand, and I saw a crimson flush
come ovri her face as she said, ." Ave
can still llork;" and then fearing that
she had been too harsh to one who wish
ed to be -Kind, she shook his hand m
both of hers, and said, " God bless you
sir ;. I thank you from my heart. "
' Bang, bang, came to the door of. the
chamber, a minute after Mary left, and
upon its being opened, a man of about
five or six and thirty made- his appear
ance. . ..,...:. .- ,
" Something advantageous ! " he gasp
ed,: for he "was out'of breath,"' J what r
what is it? Give-itf mel give it"me
How, much ? . G ood God, don't let any
body elso' have lto .I'ni-.his- youngest
brother give it me." r ,it . .
.It yoa will attend here at 12 on
Monday, the Will will be read; "
; ' Bang, bang, bang ! "' '- ' i J'i
" I'm thoroughly besieged, " said, Mr.
Shaw... 1". Now,, madam, who are you "
Something advan.tageous, '.' scream-
ied a masculine looking- woman'. '" I'm' a
relative -whatf'is it-come on my dears.
Here's my five dear, daughters: and ! my
baby come along," ; i; v- .--'-. ,
t ...". Be oflF. with yoji",-pried the young
est brother. , .
" " Did yoa' speak to me, you wretoh,'M
said the lady: and she planted a blow in
bis face that made him reel again. ' : And
that, I know you are a sneeking hound.
aud used to be called the chimpanzoft in
the family, yoil boor scorched up look
in5 "'Undle ofSt's.meet. -' J.... "'
rieveral mo. arrivals now tool? -place,
and poor Mr. fciuaw was fairly bewilder
ed. : Sounds of contention arose on the
staircase. Shrieks, from family comba
tants came upon our. cars, and finally, 1
advised Jlr. chaw to paste a placard on
the outer door of his - office,', on which
was written: . .-. .. :
. "The Will ot Mr.- Jordan will be read here
on Monday next, at 12 o'clock precisely."
The riot gradually subsided." The
eve came on. and all the relations of the
deceased had been gone. " Mr. Shaw ar.d
I supped together, and I promised to be
with him punctually ;at .12.x'clock on
Monday, for I was as curious" as anybody
could be to hear the Will read, and at
all events, anticipated a bustling scene
upon the' occasion. ' I was not doomed
to-be disoppoiilted. : ' ' - . '' -
.. It is a habit of jnine rather to be too
early, than to be too late; and in the
present instance I found it a most useful
one, lor 1 really almost doubt n 1 should
have got into thecharabers of Mr. Shaw
at all if I had been later than I was.''1 1
had fairly to push Mrs. Mary Grantham
in despite a vigorous opposition, and a
man stopped my own entrance, crying
Who are your What relation are
TOO '..i'!: '.' -. : f. .'-"rri - :r-
Ilia.- grandfather s ancle, " said Ij
and if tou do n't make way there, I'll
pun. tne nose on your iace' r, . .
" It was well that Mr. fehaw occupied
very spacious' -chambers, or otherwise he
could not have accommodated one-half
of tho persons who .came to the reading
of the Will, and never in my life did 1
see such malignant looks pass from one
to another as 6hot from the eyes of the
relations. It was a most pitiful picture
of human nature. '
Ladies and gentlemen," said Mr.
Shaw, ." ahem 1 ahem! : ,:,
There was a death-like stillness. .
" Ladies and crcntleinen, J am 'com
missioned to read to you the- the what
shall I call it ? ifc is hardly a-Will of
the late Mr. Jordan. ,.io, it certainly
ought not to be called a Will, .properly
speaking, it is a testamentary "
" IteacL, read, read ! " cried a dozen
voices. --"'-"'"' -
" Weil, ladies-and gentlemen, 1 am
glad to soe you are all in respectable
loved, nut who has gone abroad, 1 am
told; and o that.one of my relations
who will erect a tomb-stone, I be
queath j1" -
"U art I will tou r " cried one ; " be
quiet. ; Go . ou yes, yes..- O f you
wretch, whore's .your feelings ? Go to
" Really, Lidies, and gentlemen," said
a, mis ia-most maecorous.
" I bewxci'S"" continued Mr. Shaw.
jaaaaajia ang and torgiveness."
Juf7uT,vpn lolded np-the w ill
and put itid his pocket, saying
" I wish 15u, all good morning, ladies
and'centlenseTi. I sold the few clothes
and other Jntters he died possessed of,
and paid.ro r the funeral, and his debts
being myself minus one shilling and
four-pence which ! hope you will some
ot yoa pay.?""-: ' "
It is quite impossible by any words to
iairiy at-pics 10 iue reaaer ine : appear
ance of Mr. Jordan's relations at this
moment "' If the fabled. Gorgon's head
had suddenly appeared, and transformed
them alLto stone they could not have
looked more completely paralysed and
pawc-striekeiL, ,. , ., ,,. . -
"A tomb-etonel " . :.
r4'''A.'tomb-stone," said "Mr. Shaw.
" A email ' one would not cost much
You could put an it a suitable' inscrip
tion. .... Here lies .-. . -.
Lks here never mind," said the
brotheri . V Never mind. ; I O, that'
all, is it." r "
" You aro a humbug, " said the mas
culine. woman to Sir. ishaw," and
wa3 old stnpid Jordan." i
." Ga to the deuceiall of you," Bhout-
ed another. . " A tomb-stone, indeed."
Mr;. Shaw was wiping his spectacles.
" Ladies and gentlemen, allo'w me to
add . i -'.?. ..-'. J -v : '-ii
t -O rstuff, stuff; bother; A tomb
stone indeed. "' I shan't stay another mo-
mectv. An oiu xmeu i. wish a tomb'
stone had been down his throat. ' Come
on" at'8 y do." - ' ."f"-.
" But, ladies and. gentlemen IV
They erc quite deaf to the remon
strances ot Mr. bhaw, and in a few mo
incuta" the' chambers were "quite clear;
with the exception of Mrs.' Mary Gran
tham. -who was; so bonis bitterly.; She
then rose. and looked, at ine hesitatingly.
Then sh'o looke4 at Mr. Shaw, and - she
seemed to pe struggling to say some
thing. She placed heif band in her bos
om, and drew forth a ring-tied to a black
ribbon, ami then wjth a con vulaive effort
she.spoke; , ... : ...
J. his this ring it is my only vala-i
able possession, it Was" given tTJ me
thirty years ago by 'him who now is ; no
more, my oousin John, who- loVed me.
have clung to it in pain and sorrow; in
jtdy-7I .distress. 1 1 haver never
W.V il ".-tTi ifT T- oAtfTftBrt ta ton
r-iaai ria-- -- . -
wf Separated from him while I had
my heart. " But now," great dis
trcs forces jneto- to part with it.
-Will -will neither of you, gentlemen.
buy it of me ? , X shrink from its going
into iiieoianus or, niter strangers. ;
llumph," said Jttr. Bhaw. "' " There
are a couple of sovereigns for it." - '
he took the money, and then, after
one. long, lingering look, and a feryent
kiss at the ring, she laid it on the table
ana tottered irom the place. 1 was
about to follow her, but Mr.' Shaw held
mo back. ,' ' " ' - -
" Hold, hold l"Jhe said,
" You 're a brute, sir," , said I. '!Take
your hands off of . me ; I will buy the
ring cf you and give it back to her. It
breaks her heart to 'part with it, I see."
A suan't part with it,.' he said : "you
are a very hasty man, doctor.;
I was very angry, and bounced out of
the office.. . I. looked, eagerly about for
uirs. urantham, but could not see her.
1 II 1 I "" . a
x waixea nurriediy across the square,
and" as chance would have it,' I went in
the same direction- she did.' Mv iirst
impulse was to speak to.- her,, and.. my
second thought was to. follow her, and
see where she "went She crossed Hoi
bbrn, and traversed some" of the" long
streets that head, m - the .New-Koad.
where she arrivetl . at : last, ' and finally
paused as a stone-mason's yard. .
J. could have shed tears at. that mo
ment, for how I felt why she had parted
with her cherished ring. She stayed
about a quarter of cn hour at the stone
mason s, and then she - came ' out - and
walked slowly away. I did not follow
her further, but went into the mason's
yard, and said to him " - ".'"'
" Did that 'lady give you an order? "
" Why, yes, sir, such a ono as it was.
She has got me to -do a stone for two
pounds, and she's paid me., - I'm to meet
her at the church, yard at .Barnes', to-
at 10 o'clock, with it.
and pat ft tip. It 's only to' have. on it
the name of " John James Jordan, "
anfTunder that, " God bless him.' ", ":" '
iasalked away with "a sort of mist
aboufc-my eyes, and it was an hour be
fore I recovered my' composure.. "I
will meet her," thought I, '" at the
gravejOi ner last love, and .i. will be a
raw and chilly, as on the following morn
ing, just as the clock of .the church at
Barnes' chimed the three-quarters ' past
e, x entered the church-yard
The first thing I then did was to fall
over somebody's grave, for I was look-r
ing fcr JJlrs. Grantham msteaCof mind
ing where I was walking :and thena voice
- " There you go again,, as .-"violent as
usual, doctor ;" acd in the dim mist I
saw Mr. Shaw, the solicitor, to mj great
- o
.1 was going to say some
but 'at
that moment I was nearily knocked down
again by some body brushing past me.
A gleni of sunshine came out, amd the
mist began to clear away, when a most
singular 6ceno presented itself. A few
yards off was the grave of Mr.1' Jordan
and kneeling py it was Mary, his farst
love, with her child by her side. - - Mr.
Shaw stood, to my left, and at her feet
there knelt a respectable looking young
man, 1 recoiocted as Mr. bwaw's clerk.
" Good God I Richards", said Mr.;
Shaw ; ;" is that you ?
matter r1 "
Maior-Gcnerai ' John '. Stark : ivas
man of cohsiuerabl note in the" Revolu
tion. "Upon authority we learn that he
was born in ' tho town ot Londonderry,
New-Hampshire, .ug.. 28tbr 1728. -In
1737 the lamily removed to," JJerryheld,
now Manchester, where ' he resided till
the close "of his life.''.' Heserved in the
French war and on -hearihg 'of "Ihft bat
tle of Lexington,- he repaired to Cam
bridge, and, receiving a collonel's com
mission, he enlisted the same day eight
hundred men. ' He fought in the batt .e
f Breed's Hill," was engaged in the at
tack on Trenton, and Was in the battle
of Princeton., -: Oa the invasion, of Bur-
goyne, in 1777, hercoieved the command
of the New-Hampshire Militia to oppose
him- and had the honor, by hia skill and
intrepidity,:' of 'achieving"- the first step
towards' the capture- of that ioreneral, by
What ik' thai the, defeat of.Gol,Baum m;the battle of
jjr.ii . Beningtoa. s,ln ,beptember.he enlisted
O, sir," Baid Rich'ardsf "1 " taVe ner -fo"!i "V
come to- ask your forgivneB3r.3-.The spir
it of my poor old father - stood, by -. my
bedside all night, 0, Godl. 0,.God it
was dreadful ; and I knew what it was
for." O, sir, forgive me. ' T peeped' into
the Will, Bir, while you went out to
dinner Mr. Jordan' Will-'-and-r-and
I went round to all tho relations, and
sold the secret for two pounds a-jpiece,
aud -and . ,.:
Mr. Shaw gave a jump thai asionisb
edme. ' - " ; ?
" Doctor, doctor," he 'f 'sh6ated'"'"-for j
God'a sake ruu down the. Loudon-Toad
and bring the man withthe graye-etoae.
O. cood cracious'!- O. curse you.
Richards ! . Ha, ha'j ha.', O, here , "he ,
is 1 ' O, bles3"youj for a p'rucront Stone:
mason ! ;. You shall go. well paid fcr this
jod.! Hip, hip, hip hurrah 1.:.
; I thought, to be sure, that Mr. Shaw
must have gone mad. .. .There was a man
In 1778-9 he served la Rhode Island.
and in 17S0 ew-Jersey: ' In 1781
Ire had .'the. command of .the Northern
department f Saratogfi. At the. close
of the war he bid adieu to public employ
inent. Tn'1818 Congress' voted him a
pension of sixfy" dollars a month. ;" He
iiedMay 8, 1822, aged 93 years.-' -'The
late-Justice Woodbury, ot the supreme
Uour.t or the United, fatates in reply to
the toast of" New-Hampshire," spoke of
this General as" foilows : "' Stark had
enjoyed mere experi'encft than' any' other
ofliper jS .rom. : Nsw-Hampshire,:: having
been engaged, ia.the; previous French 1
ar, and in many Indian encpunterSf;
!He"Was lobked up to "most for advice and
skUL but ot for eourige above the; rest,
where all were brave; and all true to the
spirit of .the- times, which--" tried men's
SOUls." .-; JMsi ,lv:5-i :
"General Stark had been a. hunter
and an Indian fighler'j a jirlsoher among
looking over the framing of the church 1 4ha French 'at Montreal, and ransomed
yard with a spade oa 'his shoulder, and f bylIewT.Hampshire's:: sendirigia pnbiic
to him Mr. bhaw saicT: ,s I agout for that purpose, .whosejoarhal
" Five'gulhies for' that spade. I many years aeq,I-jra.d ."with great inter-
Tl0.inK thoughtJiewaamaQand. est in iiiaousci;ip.T The, gloy.he afqr
tried to run away, but .he dropped (he I wda.acqu'ired.in winning, .hewttie of
Bu&uu,auuiu iuiubuct iiuiupuifjjtit uuati o i juviiuiuiiuu, juatiac bxit? juik cauwki-
like fur r.' .,' j Onlv.a"' few years before Lis death I
"Where'fl -th' Btone ?' le-i!cried.i- ayfl..vej;.alJJiue8 .toseej andon
.Brihg the stone, v. That's rights 'Poke J v.erse wi
ltin prop it up. ,v Thai's the thing r 1 iooieu., a ly surt ty jjuuruuii a ,uuM, uiiuer
all s right. llere. we are, t Another
knock. All's right all's right."" "
Lor!" said the gtohe-inasQii,"a3 he
lifted op his hands '' look there.'"''
I lodked in the direction Ke indicated i
and there, to my astonishment, I -'saw
arriving .carts, eoaches, cabs and wheel
barrows, and . each contained a ..tomb
stone. A regular fight ensued at the
entrance of tho church-yard," and "en
gaged in tho fight I" recognized the re
lations -of Mr. Jordan. "- Heavens! how
they cuffed each other f -v "-
" HoldJ'! eried Mr.-.Shaw ; yoa are
all too late, although you had. informa
tion you ought not to have had.-':; There
is already a stone on Mr, Jordon's grave,
and placed, too, by one who knew not
what you all knew. -Listen to the con
elusion of the will : ' And to thatone
of my relations who will erect a .'tomb
stone to my memory, I - bequeath my
blessing and torgiveness, "- and eighty
thousand pounds of , bank stock." Mad
am," to Mrs. Grontham " 1 congrat
ulate you."
' And there s your ring, . " said "T ;
Mr. bhaw, let ns shake hands. 1 un
derstand you now.
Ha, hal" said Mr. Shaw.'"-"La
dies and gentlemen, yoa had .better all
of you keep the tomb-stones for. your
selves. - X ou can get the name altered
for, if you don't, I';
the inldule. size', f 'witu whitened .locks.
bent ' shoulders, on the verge ofcainety
with a" voice, ' however, still firm, and
with opinion 'very decisive -. and- 'conver
sation terse, and you .caajeo all .that
waa left of pnetbf the most daripg chief
tains .oi the day. . . J. be , heart and soul,
rather than the statucj constitu.te.the es
sence of such men. 4 ,A controversy was
. , . .".. -..-''-( i .--.,- - , ,
then going on as to wno . was isaaer. or
commander, in the .Tiattle. here. His
memory wa3 considered by his family as
nofcvipexfeetji 'especially - aboat -recent
evenls.; -,-But he xeplied;; without hesitji-
tion,, when.; asked,- that;; there, was no
commander of all the. American : troops
on this hard-fought ' day, and that most
ot the oiheers who conducted men there,
all being nioved by brie" common impulse,
and to one common end, fought the com
mon enemy as much as they deemed-best.
each acting pretty much on his own hook.
ine ashes or the noble venter an now
sleep" under a column of granite, erected
by filial, gratitude, -on- his farm, on the
banks of (he Merrimack, in eight of the
Falls of. AmoBkeag, .were ho spr eared
-Is ' - ?' 1 ' .1 ' S l.l.S
Baimon in nis, youtn, ana near tne beau
tiful Manaheseck lake or pond, where
1. . j a... i. . iiiii
no trapped oeaver m maturer me."
you will not find
vantageous, "
them something"
mourning."- r ' . '
". JUiXcept one," said the younger broth
er ;. " there s hia Mary that . h.3 was so
fondo'f.'!0,'dear me, she only comes
for what 'the' can 'get." ; " '''.,"'
Mrs.- U-ran tham "burst into tears.
There was a little shabby piece of black
. . .
crape upon her arm, and .another upon
the arm of her child.
"I could not," she said: "T could
not do more. ' God help me ; ' I had not
the means.
Read, read ! " cried all the voices. .
"Ahem," said Mr. Shaw,, reading;
I, John James Jordan, being very poor.
and having in vain called upon every re
lation I have in the world for assistance,
and found none, have to state that my
heart was filled with bitterness and un
charitableness towards them..'; But still
I think they are not dead to all feeling;
and this being niy last Will and- testa
ment, I desire that my debts, amount
ing to the sum of one pound, three shil
lings, and eight pence, be paid forthwith
out of my estate ; that my funeral be
trictly private in Barnes' church-yard,
where I last parted with one whom I
friend to her if she has never another in
the world. She shall have her ring
nrrnin if T fnroo Jf. -Pi-rTr flinUnraAi. Ql.n
Bhall have it. I'll go and get it now "at
once." ' ' ''- - -'' 1 ' ' '- '
I suppose I looked in a very tolerable
passion when I got back to Mr, Shaw's
chambers, for. he got behind a .-, table
when he saw me, and said : .
Come, come, no violence."
' Hark you, sir," said I; "you have
got the ring. There 's the money. Give
it to me directly, sir. Mrs. Grantham,
poor thing, is going to-morrow morning,
at ten o'clock, to place a stone at the
grave of Mr. Jordan, and I intend to.be
there, and give her her ring.
U, very well. ' Jtsother the ring 1
do n't want it. It ain't worth half the
money, l gave lor it, There it is ; do
n't bother mo." ' -' .
I took up the ring, and then put down
two sovereigns, and casting upon him a
withering look, whsoh to tell the truth
he did not seem' much to care about, I
left the chambers. -
A soft, dmp, white mist covered np all
objects, and made the air uncommonly I
!There he goes-tripping along' throug;
very much afraid W' M if i-" were try ing to doge the
vs.., vjoj ,fi "jy J V- vijuuivv tr-4UMc
oKArf n vi hhArl -w I 1 tm an ft riciaari v n an n
DUU4 Va VlMWklbst, V1U AUUU a UttfeCU Jajb wJU
jdlff-f ishioned suit, with a broad-lrimmed
hat covered with "ehmmg-glazed or India
rubber, "cloth i that ia Grant-' Thorburn 1
JSe is, oyereighty.r ,,And iyei it troubles
thQ young woman py his aide -healthy.
stout, blooming it troubles her to keep
op-wim mm. isow tney start to cross
the street the sea-"of -mud crowded
with horses, carta and carriages.- The la
dy is timid-r-tho old. man rushes, ahead
then he turns back, bends forward.
and stretches out hia. long arina coaxiDg
ly towards "his young wife for the Jady
is his new b rule and ot Kurse she' seiz
es bold of, them and cornea -on. jNow
they are safe . pa the other side, hurrying
sVODg tne siaewaiK coziiy logemer -tne
old manheetful and ' brigh t,," the y oung
wife robusiand fresh as a rosebud--they
trip; along1, lovingly "together. ':.-'- Hastily
they, turn to the righl.and enter a store
of Sunday-school books, or something of
that kind. .-. . .. ...
'Yes. that is old ;J Grant Thorburn
once the ;! acquaintance ""and friend' of
Thomas- Paine the jelebrated -infidel,
but always the very an tippds of Paine on
the subject of religion...,.. ,,,,
Twenty-eight years ago, V. Jo Smith ,v
the the tounder ot this sect, and " Har
ris," his first convert, applied to the sen
ior editor ot the Journal, then residing
at Rochester, to print his " Book of Mor
mon," then just transcribed from the
" Golden Bible " which "Jo had found
the cleft of a rock to which he been
guided by a vision. . We attempted, to
read the farst chapter, but it seemed such
unintelligible jargon ' that it whs thrown
aside.,- J o " was a tavern idler- in the
village of Palaiyrx Harriswbo hffered
to pay for the printing, was a substantial
farmer. " Disgusted with what we.. cjc,
ed a " weak invention " of an imposter,
and not caring to strip Harris of his
hard earnings, . the proposition, was ie-
clmcd. The manuscript was then taken. to.
another printing office across the. street,
whence, in due time, the original f Mor-i
mon TJiblo " made its advent,' : . '
-'"-.. Tall trees from Htde acorns grow: A
such a bald, shallow, aense'leiw ironosit inn " He""landed in this country, we believe.
aur.li wnrlrl.wirlr, r.nar,n An ? -TosJ with Only three cerftsih his pockety He
member and contract "Jo Smith-,".with
his loafer-look, pretending to read from
a miraculous slate-stone placed in his hat,
with the- Mormorism of the present day,
awakens thoughts alike pamtul and mor
tifying. There is no limit, even in this
most enlightened of .. all . the ages of
Knowledge,, to the imposture and credu
lity. If (knaves, or even fools, invent
creeds,' nothing is too monstrous for be
lief. . Nor does the fact a. fact not de
nied or disguised that all the -Mormon
leaders are rascals aa well as imposters,
either open the eyes of their dupes or ar
rest the progress of delusion. Albariy
Evening Journal. - , "
ffp-Invincible fidelity, good humor,
and complacency of temper,, says Dr.
Johnson, outlive all the churms of a fine
face, and make the decay of it invisible.
baa been noted and successful as a seeds
man : I has'l written hi ibwir'-Jautobioa''-
raphy; has publishes milch under1 the
signature- of Laura . Todd: .has latelv
held a birth, in the Custom Mouse, from
which he; was discharged for carrvinff a
lamp in a forbidden place ; and, withal,
has recently taken to himself a third, or
a fourth wife. . ,.; -.. ,; .. '--
How few of us will live to see the
years which he has seen ! " All, perhaps,
expect -to - do' so. ' " But one by one we
shall- be' summoned ta the Silent Land,
long ere we .reach Grant Thorburn's age.
Some will step out by one door and some
by another ; some willing," some' reluc
tantly, some with. ample warning and
after long illness, "" others suddenly and
unprepared but how few at his age, of
all who live to-day will be treading the
streets of New York, as old Grant Thor-
burn glides about them now and with j
a young bride. N. Y. Evening Post.
A London correspondent -of the New
York Journal Commerce, gives some
account of a reform at present in prog
ress in the : Church of England. The
following are some of the changes con
templated : : -i, : - ' '
The Book of Common Prayer is to re
main intact, " eater and alterated ;" but
the length of the services on Sunday and
holidays, 'and, especially when the num
ber of communicants is considerable, is
to be remedied by a division of the ser
vices. . This they recommesd to be done
only by the joint consent of the Incum
bent and the Bishop, who in this case may '
direct that either the order for the administration-
of the Holy Communion,
and that for , daily prayer, maybe used
as a' separate service.. . They also recom- .
mend a hew," authorized table Sf lessons
to be substituted for those already used
at-,erening prayer, whenever Jft be twice
said on theaame day. L,They also recom
mend a shorter 6rdcr of daily prayer to
be Compiled from tho Book ef Common
prayerj with prcBcribed lessons from Ho
ly 7Soripturev to; be used on week day's
at the joint discretion of the Incumbent -and
the Bishop. t '
They also- recommend the following
occasional services i "
1. The Litany, with a Scripture lea
son, psalmody, holy baptism, chanting,
sermon or catechising.1 "'-- ;-- r-rB-2.iii
short selection of collects, with. -
the. Lord Prayer and psalmody, to pre- -
ceue.or ioiiow a sermon or catecnismg. .
3 A tfervTee "with sermon, preparato
ry t6 tho adrainistratio& of the Holy com- '
mnnioru-' n -
H, 4. A iThanksgirlDg: Semee, -contain
ing heYeniter,r J)eumr psalmody, -
collects the Lord's Prayer, a lesson, and
the General Thariksgif ing, with or with-
hnt seradff.enfw'-' - :
I 5n Sertieea ;ifor-the: deprecation an
tgmqvaj o- God's jadgmentsone former
ly collects, the Lord's e Prayer, peaiten
liai"psaims and a lessbn the'other, con
sisting of the Litany, with penitential
psalm, and -a lesson,-with or without a-
6. A Bervice-fOr church missions.
7. A,servioe for"childr.en. -
TheyfnrHlrKcemnierid ttattheBisfi-'
oD-BaoulA be-ewpowered -to-anthoriae oa
any 4ay jof the.woek, therder tor the
admmbtration of the Hqly CQmnnmioa
as a seperate, service, ana to auow oa.
special occasions the suEstitut toh' of oth
er chapters from the old and new Testa
ment for those appointed for the day. ;
They further suggest that a form should .
..be. authorized for admission of convert-:
from the church of Rome and "others, and -the
restoration of the lapsed. The Can
on" which" forbids parents to be epoDsoreV
they wish to be upheld, and, recemmenfL
that the exhortation- in the commtmion
service, be read . immediately after th
sermon.""" The other recommendations -refer
chiefly to' an extension of the dia -conate
'l ' v ;'
't-.Thej aboTe;reconnnendations proceea
wholly from, the npper House ; and it will
be observed, that they are marked by ,
tendency to . decreasing , the power olT .
Bishops ;' for in one report at least the-.
division of the serTices,-his kajs. beer,
already done, and in many instances wiiVV
out and sometimes against the consent o
the Bishop. . The Lower House has madv3
recommendations of a similar and equal
ly important character, to which I, may ,
heWt-ier .
A6EtciIissioN. Cheering detaiht
were" given of the progress of Protestant
tisni ia the region of Aintab and Arab-'
kir, in Asia Minor. , . Mr. Wood mention--'
ed the formation of a Society in EnglandF v
6f whichLord Shaftsbury.is President,
to 'aid in the wortefevMgeKzationta
Turkeys ;Zt is composed of members'oT
the Chujchef England, of Cogregatie--ists,
Presbyterians and Baptists. , They-"
do not propose to aend missionaries, but-;
to raise funds to be placed at the disposal.
of the mission already established, and -particularly
those of tho American Board -totle
employed ia ' the use ."of agencies
for evangelization J additional to those
which they are now carrying forward. -
Mr.; Wood -spoke of this movement aa a
pleasing development of the true Catho
lic, Christain spiritj and as one that
would tend to bind together America and -
Great Britain by riew bonds of sympathy,
wlule it nrightibe the. means of inestima
ble in building up the kingdom ef truth,'
and peace in-the Linda of the East., Ha
read an extract from an addess . by the
President of this newlf formed society,,
in whicb an fiiead'ent is related, illustra-' -
ting . the declwe o Mabommedan preju
dice at Constantinople,, as follows: - "'
A fact has been stated to me, and it -
is one worthy ofy our notice. It was star
ted to me' by my son J who was with the -
fleet in Besika Bay, and who was allow
ed., to go to Constantinopletv- There h
saw a great deal of .the Turks, and all
was going op in that city. . He was anx--
ious to get admission to' a mosque, but
he and' his friends tfid not dare to go un--der
peril! of their lives.j,;' He was agaia
at Constantinople at the close of the year,
and he, went with- a partyof thirty or' '
forty officers into 'nearly every mosque,.
without let'or hindrance. All they were
requested to do,'!waS to take off their
shoes or boots before-entering, aa a mark'
of respect. . , This is a remarkable proof
of th'e abatement of prejudice, and the
great effort producced by constant enter-,
course with Europeans,' and it is for us '
to avail ourselves of this great opportu
nity, and get something more lasting and
better than the mere intercourse of cit
iliration. ' I have heaid that the Sultan
has given a large sum of mOney for the '
repair of the Protestant cemetry at Con-
stantinople; and I understand, at this
moment, that he has signified his inten- .'
tion to give a large space of goound forr
the erection of a Protestant church there. '
Nearly 700 has already been colleoted
toward the objects of the Society"
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