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ASHLAND, ASHLAND CQUNTy f OHIO, WEDNESD AY MOIliS INGy SEPTEM t :
: t Dusiness 1 Ducctonj.
: J AS. - STEWART - -Phes't J cdge.
- A. L. . CURTIS . -Ppob ate Judge.
. J. SHERIDAN . .CtERK C. C.Plkas.
ALEX.' PORTER..----.Pros. Atx't.
. COCKTlOFriCEBS. - . ...
' ISAAC GATES Auditor.
JAMES W. BOYD -Treasurer.
.'JOHN D. JONES Sheriff.
ASA S. REED--.-' Recorder.
f ORLOW SMITH--- -Surveyor.
OJOHN G. BROWN -Coroner.
- GEO. M'CONNELL ) -
i LUKE SELBY, - Commissioners.
AMOS HILBOBN, )
DAVID BR YTE, V Xnfirhart
' PATRICK KELLEY, e.
"i WILSON BOTDORF, )
r.i SCHOOL EXAHIINEKS. .
- GEORGE-W; HILL ' Ashlakd.
ORLOW SMITH - Sullivan.
J McCORMICK -Loudonville.
r - BOBOV6B omCEKS-
WM. RALSTON. -----Mator.
u J '- MUSGRAVE -Recorder.
E. W. V AitXjALiiv
- A. DRUMJJ, - -r:
T. C. BUSHNELL.
-rrritUAM ElMMERMAH. 'PTOFrleteT; Row.
t Y brg,AihlBd eoaotT.Obio.
- il.T 31, 18S4- -t!J .
"v EMPIRE HOUSE -
7 A KROH.OIii. ; O. RATNOLDS.pTpprietOT.
.1. - jtmumrj 19, ir-
-"rrtHE Mb;rlberbeg Ie. to annoancs that he
: Tm opened Hotel, to k. called the "Miller
- Imle" directty oppo.it. tbe SampHll Hum.,
uSmitU AldT.nd reepeetlully .ollc.u .
-.are of the poblicpatro.ag.. M. MIULJSK.
Irtlaad. Marc. Wad. 18t.n4.tr. .
- ' . ...i . AHSUICAN HOUSE, -
TRRaadersicned kaTlng leaaed th. abOTe hoote
- ml the MblloMtroBag.. So effort will be .pared
orerwtae comfort of all who may for
kin with call. D.j. RlCB.
t -Jeroni.Tlll.1 f ot.30 1853.' Wtf.
sU. Ual year., mo - 1. , , -
will do epar "--" T. . -
ma, layor bi yitUAM ROBIKSON.
"J AMad,5oT.83,te53. , ' g6tf ,
. , - - ruLLEB HOUSE.
' "'tOBEPH '" DBTARMAN, balogaaiotaaeo the
'. J abi Ho-. will he prepel '0."n0
W. B. HcCABX
mt LW. yUS' PC.
WILL promptly attend to all J
fT hUcare. 'jrjOmcs,"!. jr 0 Main and
-wlk fitTcets. -
w w. JOHNSTON,
S Attrn Zc, c- - -. -
r OUDONVILLK.A.hland county, Ohio, fomnt
XttenUo. lea to all u.ie Bdr"k
an legal profession. Jnne 14. IB4 3ti
'Trio . " 1 f"" ta"" :
, . atATbON -t PARKER)
-"jUtf'i CnnitUr at iaw 8Vn in Ccry;
' TTAVISG rormed a copartner.hjp, will 1 gj
,! H prompt attention to all kn.ines..trn.tedto
theu'ear.1.. tbi.and surrounding counUes. Of
fice nearly opposit the Sampa.ll House. r
A.hlaai.MoT.83d. lesa. . 86tf
ROBERT BEER, - -
i0 ' V Attonuv and CotuueUor mt Lata.;
OFF1CB, on Mai 6treet. Wert of the Bamp
sell House, Ashland, Ohio.
. u.. 94ih. tn54.- . nrtr
. Murst w- uiUM. I wiuua a xttison.
BEIXOCiU E AMaMmisw , . . . . ...
''Aftrw9mt Lmw ami Solieitortin Chancer?;
- :-TTTtLI. attend to all processional business en
VY trusted to their care, in this and adjoining
counties. Ashland, Hot. 83d 1853. 8Ctf .
:e.".i w-. . JT. "Wrf SB1TH,'
vf FICE Tr Biag Store wf EaaapseU fc Co. Burnt
V,e in thU aiul neighboring counties prompt
i ly attended to. - -
Vli h... aad. 1853. t3tf
v Taos. l. ltT. : . 1
Hn.ST Ac PORTER -
1 '- ... . '. ,. . r
1 - ,1 - r . '
TTTILL attend promptly to allbu.iuea.entrn.ted
- . , m i,eir UH. 1 .m. J 1
- 00.ee en corner of Main and Ckarcb streets. : .
Ashland QT.a3dl3. -
son a. ruxToir. - . I ' - 'cM-
4 . . - fCLTO MeCOMHS,
iii Si f- Attmrner mud CtnmlloTt at Later :
OFFICE on Main street. oer the Store of T.
C. Bushnell. Ashland, Ashland County, O.
. . r . THOMAS X. BULL,
ATTORHEY AT LAW and Justice 0,"e
Peace, LoudonTilla, AshlandCounty, Ohio.
- HoTember 83d, 1853. . , , S6U .
' TO THBAFFUCTED!- ;.'
, ; , PR, H. M. DAVIS '
OFFERS hU professional services to the ciUaens
r. KJ of Ashland and Tlciaity. in the treatment of
. Bore Eye., cancer.. Fractured Bone.. Club Feet.
Hair Lip., ac.- Feraons afneted can find bira at
th. Sampsel House, during hi. atay in Ashland,
which must necessarily be short at inistinie. .
' '-Anynst89, 1854.- - - '
; ' J.. BOSS, M. , -
f"- Prmetitioner of Utdiein and Swr gtrf,
f ILL gWe prompt attention to all calls in
Hayessille, July 6, ISM.
4?,-H. CliAJBK., M.
-VFFICB opposite P. J. Kissert Store, Main
VJ street. Ashland, Ashland ceonty, Ohio,
Ashland, Feb. 14, 1854.
' ' 1. k. crane nr. ; -
J -wreE.adioinin MilMnirtons Draff Store
;AJ epposito P. fc I. Biker's store.
Asniano, apni igm,
frVISG- loeatedin KogglesTownship.Ashland
.kAX County, Ohio, offers his professional eer""
toth. pabliJ generally- Particular attention paid
So Chronic dieeae.. Rheumatism. LiTeraod iong
'nd Cancerons Tnmora xemored
. jtue or canauc. - -
' db, thohju haies, ;;
snmr mt MAirlut mnd Bur Kent'
IAV19IAH. Ashland Ceunty.Ohio. Also. Just
) ieaafth. Puce and Sotary PubUc. - :
X .Ml, -
.- : - v.-W. MBriEL, M.' --XARRrUL
for put ravers, respeetmny 'an
, A moaacee that he has resumed the pracuee of
nfed.-cina in all its branchea. Office In the Bret
t iire .tore of 1. B. Sampsel ds Co., Ashland O.
XT May 17tk, 1854. . -. - .
v.ili ? DR. W IT. RIDDLE,
i. r-mettti W swa-snr, ' . ,
- w-rriLL attend to all bu.iness connected with bl.
VV profession. Office in the CoUeof Troy. Ash
land county. Ohio. . - - ly40
I . . m IfUl " noti
,,.-. ... Dbs. jr. 1?. jr. cowan,.'
PRACTITIONERS OF MEDICINE AND BDB
GERr, JeromeTllle, Ashland county, Ohio.
V March Scth.1854. . 5t
- aT XiIW JUIXis
:' WILJLIAjrX RALSTON,
WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, PoatOf-
Im Ruildfnr." Main street. Ashland.
Ohio. Sold aad Steel Peas, and a choice
.ritv n I I.w.lr.. kailt COnMBllvAB
kaad. November 98, 1853. -3tt
VHEHE BEST MAY BE FOUND.
Toll me, ye winged wind., -'
That round m pathway roar,
- . Do yoo not know eoma .pot .
Whre mortals' weep do more - .
. . Some lone and pleasant del!,
.:. fiome rallejr in the We.t,
Where, free from toil and pain,
The weary seal may rest f
The low wind, aoftened in a whisper low,
And sighed for pity, as they answered No I '
Tall me, tboa mighty deep,
' Whose billow, round me play,
Know'st thou some favored .pot,
, Some island far away , " '
"' ' Where wretched man may find "
- -' - - The bliss for which he sighs I ' .
' ' " Where sorrow nerer lire., ' '' ' -J
- And friendship eerer dies t
The load wares rolling; in perpetual flow, ;
Stopped for a while, and answered So I '
: .. And tboa, aereneat moon, - ,
That with ench holy faee - " '
- Dost look npoa the earth, . . '
'.- i . Asleep in night, emaraee
.Tell me, in all thy rounds,
: Hast thou not seea some spot
-Where miserable man ; . '
. - Might End a happier lot f . :-j
Behind a cloud the moon withdrew ia wo,
And awcet, but sad, responded" No I
. Tell nie, my secret soul,
O ! tell me, Hope and Faith,
" . Is there no resting place,
' From sorrow, sin, and death t
- Is there no happy spot,
Where mortals may be blessed,
Where grief may find a balm, -And
weariness a rest 4 '
Faith, Hope, and love, best boon to mortals
'. - gien. ---'" - j -
Wared their brigbtwings and whispered' Tes,
" " inlleaenJ - 'V-"-- -
' . " t From the New Tork Evening Post.
ANQLIHa FOR A HUSBAND.
Mme. D , who resided at Chmton,
was a lady of the strictest character anoV
of a heart proof against all allurement.
She prided herself upon her crest insen
sibility, and her profound indifference
had repulsed all those gallants who had
ventured to offer their addresses. ' The
country was for her a veritable retreat ;
she shunned reunions, and was only nap
py in solitude. ' The charms of a chosen
circle, tho pleasures of the world, had
for her no attraction, and her favorite re
creation was that of angling, an amuse
ment worthy' of an unfeeling woman.
She was accustomed every plasant day
to station herself at the extremity of
the lonely island of Chalon, and there,
with a book in one band and ner line in
the other, her time was passed in fishing,
reading or dreaming. :
" A lover who had always been intimi
dated by her coldness, and who had nev
er ventured on a spoken or written dec
laration, surprised her at her favorite
pursuit, one day wnen be nad come to
the island for the purpose of enjoying a
swimming bath. He observed her for a
long tune without discovery, ana Dusied
himself with thinking how he might turn
to his advantage this lonely amusement
of angling.. His reveries were so deep
and so fortunate that he at last hit upon
the desired plan, a novel expedient, in
deed, yet they are always most success
ful with such women as pretend to be
invulnerable. . . . - . .- -. .
The next day, our amorous hero re
turned to the island, studied the ground,
made his arrangements, and when .Mine.
D . had resumed her - accustomed
place he slipped away to a remote and
retired shelter, and after having divested
himself , of his clothing" he - entered the
stream.- An excellent swimmer and aki!
ful diver, he trursted to his aquatic tal
ents for the success of his enterprise.
Ho swam to the end of the island with
the greatest precaution, favored by the
chaDces of the bank and the bushes
which hung their dense foliage above the
waters. ; lu his lips was a note lolded
and sealed, and on arriving near the spot
where Mme D - was sitting, he made
a dive, and lightly seizing the hook he
attached to it his letter. .'
Mme. D , perceiving . the move
ment of her line, supposed that a fish
was biting. . . . .
. .The young man bad returned as he
came : he had doubled the . cape . which
extending oat into the water separating
them from each other, and had regained
his post without the least noise ia his
passage under the willows.. Ihe deed
was done.- ., .. : ...
Mme. D pulled in ; her line, and
what was her surprise, to observe .dang
ling upon the' barb of her hook, not the
expected shiner, but an unexpected let
ter l . . . '-
This was, however, trifling, and her
surprise became stupefaction when, on
detaching the transfixed billet, she. read
upon the envelope, her name I ; ,
So then, this letter which she had fish
ed up was addressed to her I
This was somewhat miraculous. She
was afraid. Her troubled glance scru
tinized the surrounding space, but there
was nothing to be seen,-or heard: all
was still and lonely ,both on land and
' She quitted her seat, but took away
the letter. Ab soon as she was alone,
and closeted with herself, and as soon as
the paper was dry, a paper perfectly wa-
(er.proof, and written upon with indelible
' w.il las J
ink, she ensealed we letter, aua com
menced its perusal.
A declaration of love I cried she at
the first words What ineolence !
-Still, the insolence had come to her iu
such an extraordinary manner that-her
curiosity would not suffer her to treat
this letter as she had so many 'others.
pitilessly brn it without a reading."- '
-; JN o, ; she read it quite through, ine
lover, who dated his note from the bot
tom of the river, had -skilfully adopted
the allegory, and introduced .himself as
a grotesque . inhabitant of.- the waters.
The fable was gracefully ruauaged, and
with the jesting tone which he had adopt
ed was mingled a true, seri ms, ardent
sentiment, expressed with beauty and
eloquence. "" ' ." -
The next day Dime. V returned
to the island, not without emotion and
some trace of fear. - She threw her line
with a trembling hand, and shuddered
as, a . moment after, she perceived the
movement of the hook. ' '
Is it a fish? Is it a letter? t -i
It was a letter. - ; ,
Mme D was no believer, no magic,
still there was something straDge and
supernatural in attl this.
she had an idea of throwing back the
letter into the stream, but relinquished:
it.; The most stubborn and haughty
woman is always disarmed in face of that
strange mystery which - captivates her
imagination. . , . .
'This second letter was more- tender,
more passionate, more charming 'than
the first. ; Mme. D re-read it several
times, and could not help thinking about
the delightful merman who wrote such
bewitching letters. v ' ' .
On the subsequent day she attached
her line to the bank, . and left it swim
ming in the stream, while she withdrew
to a hiding place upon the extremity of
the island. She watched for a longtime,
but saw nothing. She returned to the
place, withdrew the line, and there was ,
the letter. -. ; . . ; . : '
This time an answer was requested. ,
It was, perhaps, premature, yet the au
dacious request' obtained a full success.
The reply was written after some hesita
tion, and the hook dropped into-- ihe
at ream charged with a letter .which was
intended .to say nothing, . and affected . a
sort of badinage, which" was neverthe
less a bulletin 'Of a victory gained over
the harsh severity of a woman until
then inapproachable.- s-. . ' t. '
Mme.. V had. too much Bhrewd-
ness not to guess that her - mysterious
correspondent employed, instead 01
magic, the act or a skinui diver, scru
ples easily understood restrained - her
from that portion of the bank where she
was sure that the diver would emerge
from the water. . f ,
But this game of letters amused her.
First it pleased her intellect, and then
her heart was interested ; finally her
feelings, f and her curiosity . became bo
lively that she wrote : . -.
-" Let us give up this jesting, which
has pleased me for the moment, but
which should continue ; no longer," and
come with your apologies to Chaton.".-
The lover answered, - - ' .; ;
" Yes, if you will add : Hope.".
The inexorable lady replied : A " :
" If only a word is necessary to"-' de
cide you; be it so! " "-: : i"
And the word was written : .- ;
, The young man appeared, and was not
loser. The gift of pleasing belonged
to his person as much as his style, and
he had made such rapid -progress under
water that it was easy to complete - his
conquest on land. .-
Thus Jttme. j -t caught a nusDana
without wishing it, and in spite of the
vow which she had taKen never to re-
marry. Holding the line, sne naa Deen
caught, by the fish. : t.,jh i i.
Child Poisoned bt Laudahum Sui
cide of the Mother. On Saturday af
ternoon Cotoner Wilhelm held an in
quest upon the bodies of Ann Fitzgerald
and her son Francis, eight years of age,
who died from, the effects of laudanum.
From the testimony of persons residing
in the house. No. 285 Bleecker street,
they suspected something wrong in the
apartment of the woman. A ladder was
procured by one of the - witnesses, woo
eutered the room, through .a window.
The boy was found lying beside his .pa
rent on the bed, with the appearance of
having been dead some hours. ' The
mother was also' 'in a dyiDg condition,
and-evidently laboring under the o Sects
of some narcotic ,. Hear the bed. was a
two ounce bottle containing a few drops
of laudanum, with which she had evident
ly poisoned her child, and after ' being
assured that she had been successful in
her attempt, had taken a dose of. the
laudanum in order to end her own exis
tence. Dr. Cairns was immediately sent
for, but found it' was too late to admin
ister an autidote,' and she soon ceased to
breather - " :' : ' - - - ''
Mrs. Fitzgerald, it is said, was an in
dustrious and honest woman, who work
ed as a book-folder, and barely earned
sufficient to procure' the common neces
saries of life, and of late had appeared
very melancholy and ' depressed. It is
therefore probable that poverty was the
cause of her committing this dreadful
act. New York Evening i'ost. Sept.
11. .' -
"Bob, did you ever go" to sea?" ' . .
: "I went to see a girl once.'.' i -r
"No, no--did you ever .go to , sea,
abroad?'.' . . ; '
"The girl wasn't as brood is some I
see.", -v-'- ;'-' :- '-' " "
. 44 You don't understand ine: Did you
ever take a trip to sea in a vessel ?V
"I took a trip . and fell over a vessel
in my room one night,'but I didn't see
in it." - - ' ''
-"Father I see a man laying drunk
down at the market house.1' "You
shouldn't say laying, my son hens layl"
"But I've seen mem lay, too.". -."Oh, no
my son." . "Yes, but I have seen 'em lay
Bricks " - The boy might have added,
that he had 'seen bricks lay men also. ''
, , ; .. t.,'.
jp-The cradle is the ballot-box for
a woman, in which she- should deposite
not Toteaybut TOters.--ii ; -That is their
HUNTINQ A MULE IN CALIFORNIA.
The' author' of ' Sam Slick " relates
the.following adventure while hunting a
vicious mulo that' had strayed fl-oni his
camp:;"v 1 v i-.-,r?e i
i Wellj I' Was huntih' hcr,; and "aVter
rnnniu?., oyer the hill and shootih' down
half a dozeu gulches, I began to get me
otft of wind, and set down to bless that
gray tritter for the many tramps she had
given fae. ' IT1 -swar no lariat 'nd hold
her not if it was made of bull hide an
inch thick.. . I hadn't sot more'o a minit,
when I heard, afinort, and a roar and a
growl,, and a right smart sprinklin', of
fas'; traveling all ! mixed u together.
Lookin' up a perpendicular hill, right
behind me, there I saw comin' my gray
mule puttiu' iu her best licks,, and a few
yards behind "her a grizzly, not much
bigger than a 'yearling. 'Many an in
fernal scrape that 1 mule: has taken 'me
into afore, but this was rather the tight
est place she ever did get me into. I
hadu't a.weepun about me, 'cept one of
those mean, one-barreled auction pistols,
and that hadn't consarned mite'of a load
in, and I hadnX nothing -to load it with'
and no time to put it in, . 'if I had; and
if it had boon loaded, it; wouldn't have
been worth a cuss ! '. '
' Yon. had' beterbelieye boys,''that
ihy skin got moist suddint there were
n't no dry diggins iunder my rod' shirt,
long afore that griezly got down the hill.
The infarnal mule no sooner seed me
than she jest wheeled round and put me
atween her and the bar, and stood off to
see if I wouldn't lick him about as I
used to whale her when she . got stub
born. Old grizzly dra wed up when he
seed' me,' a 'gin to roll his old barral
head about,' and grunt as if' I was mor'n
he bargained for, and I'd jest give him
that mule, easy, to have got on square.
As the fellers say at monte, he was a
lay out I didn't want to bet on.
- - I commenced backing out, and want
ed to make it a draw game; but he kept
shufflin' up to me and any feller who had
been close to his head,.. .would ,.hev giv
his whole pile just 'to fret, a chance to
cut. I considered my effects that pan,
rocker' and' crowbar-jest ! as : good ; as
ministered upon ; and "' almost felt-' the
coroner eittin', on my body, ,1 stuck my
hand, into, my; pocket to. see-, if. there
warn' a knife about nie,''and I pulled
out half a dozeii boxes of lucifer match
es, that had just been bought that after
noon. .I don't know what put it 'into
my head but I sot a. box blaziu', and
held it . out toward old grizzly, and. . I
reckih 'you havn't often seen' two' eyes
stick out wusser than his did then. He
drew back at least ten yards, and settiu'
the box dw'njQUth&airtbiiiBt-raavfid-.
off about twenty yards in t'other direc
tion .The bar crept up to the lucifcrs
and took a smell, and if the muscles of
my jaws hadn't been bo tight with fear,
I'd have busted into a regular snort, ot
laughm' at seein' how he turned up his
nose and snuffed.,".: The next minit he
retreated at least fifty .yards ; and then
I sot another box of the lucifcrs, and
boys, dare you believe it-r-he gin to back
out 1 -' 7Aa soon as I felt I had him skeert,
I didn't keera cuss for a whole drove of
grizzlys.'. - J. jerked .out. 'another, box -. of
lucifers, teched ,it off and .let out the'
most unearthly yelj that ever woke those
diggins and ! the "way, that bar, broke
into a canter 'ud -' have ' distanced any
quarter nag in Christendom ! -He jest
seemed to think that anything that could
fire up as easy, -and smell as bad as me
was rather a delicate subject to kick up
arowwith." " : "','"""
u As he wa gettint over the ' hill, I
fairly, squeeled out laughm', and I'll
swear if that impudent mule; which?, was
standin'. behind me didn't snicker out
too t I looked for a rock to" hit her
instead" of ketchinher to ; ride to camp
and the 'ungrateful critter sot right
off in a trot,- and left me- to walk I I
made quick time atween that ravien and
my tent, for I was awful fee red that my
grizzly was waitin' at some place to. take
a second look at me,-and might bring a
a few older !varmints along to gel "their,
opinion of -what kind of a critter I tar..
Ab(- boys V (said he in cpncluaion,)
Providence has helped me put of many
a' scrape but it wasn't "him that saved
me from the grizzly I Ef it hadn't been-
old Satan, or some other Dutchman .in
vented, brimstone- and - lucifer , matches,
there would hev been an end to this crit
ter and the verdict would hev been
"Died of a Grizzly.' V
The State of Russia. A letter from
Leipsic," in the Paris Moniteur, gives the
following 'gloomy "picture of the con
dition of the poorer classes in St. Peters
burgh." " "." " - "
Letters 'from' St. ' Petersburg' give a
very gloomy picture of the situation of
the working classes ini iiussia. xne
privations which the war imposes pn the
population are sensibly felt, especially
in the capital, on, account of the dear
ness, of conveyance by land during the
summer. ' Provisions- of- all kinds, -even
bread, are enormously dear. - The wives
and- children of the soldiers of the re
serve and of the veterans have follpwed
them into the towns. They, encamp in
the streets, and live on public charity.
Discouragement is- everywhere.- '-' There
is but little coal left in the store houses
of tjje government, and private manu
factories will soon be obliged to suspend
their operations on account of the want
of fuel. " It is more than doubtful that,
as has been- stated, a coal mine has been
discovered in Russia. The celebrated
English geologist, Sir Roderick Murchi
son, does not hesitate to declare that
such a discovery is impossible. ' ;
A Plain Reason." P Why can't you
wheel the borrow of coals, Ned ?'? quoth
a learned vender, of black diamonds" to
his man. It. is not a very "hard job -there"
Is ah inclined plane to relievo you."
" " Aye, master ,"5 replied Ned,' who had
more-irelish; for i wit thaff work,:i' Ae
plane may be inclined, but hang me if,I
; A-ToucHiiro relic of iompelt.
i In digging-out -the. ruins of Pompeiij
every turu of -the spade -brings up some
relic -of the ancient life, some witness of
imperial luxury. For far the greater
part of the relics have a merely curious
interest they :belon to archaeology, and
find appropriate, resting plaees in -historical
museums."' -' ' - " "
-But there are Borne exceptions.- Here
for instance, the excavator - drops, an
uninvited guest,- upon a banquet ; there
ho ijixpedly obtrudes himself - into a
tonfta. In one. place he finds a miser
cowering on his heap ; another shows
hinv-bones of dancing girls and broken
instruments of musie lying on the mar-,
bl floor, in the midst 'of the- painted
chambers,: baths, halls, columns, foun
tains among the splendid evidences of
material wealth, he sometimes stumbles
on 9 simple incident, a touching human
storv, such as strikes the imagination
and; suggests the 'mswrnful interest , of
the great disaster, as the sudden sight of
a wounded soldier conjures Up the hor
rors of afield of battle. -
Such, te our mind, is the latest dis
covery of tfee "excavators iu this melan
choly field." It is a group of skeletons
in the" act of flight,' accompanied by a
dog.: There are three human- beingsl
one of . them a young; girl, with gold
rings and jewels, still on. her fingers.
The fugitives bad a bag of gold and sil
ver with ' them, snatched up,- no doubt,
iu haste and darkness.- But the fiery
flood was on their track, and vain their
wealth, their flight the age of one, the
youth of -he other. . The burning lava
rolled above them and beyond, and the
faithful dog turned back to share the
fortunes of his mistress, dying at her
feet-"- '.; -'" ' - '
. .. Seen by the light of such an incident,
how .-vividly that night of horrors looms
upon' the senses I ' Does not the imagina
tion picture the little group in their own
house, by the side of 4;heir.evening foun
tain languidly chattering over the day's
events' ahd tho unusual beat ? ' "Does it
not hear with them , the troubled - swell
of thc waters in the bay ? see, as they
do, how the night comes down in sudden
strangeness, how the sky opens overhead
and iiamea break out; while corse- sand,
and molten rocks, come pouring down?
What movements, what emotions, what
surprise f " The scene grows darker ev
eryjinstanf ; he hollow monotony of the
bay is lifted into yells-,: shrieks ; the air
grows thick and hot with flames and at
the mountain's foot is heard the roll of
the liquid lava. . ... ;
"' Jewels, household goods, gold and sil
ver oinB, arc" snatched -up"' on'the in-
stnt-No time- to say- farewellj 5 dark
ness ip front" andTfire "behind, they" rush
into jthe streets; choked with ..falling
houses and flying . citizens. How. find
the way through passages which have 'ho
longer- outlets? Confusion,1 'danger,
darkness, uproary everywhere ; the shouts
of - parted ;friends,' the agony; of men
struck jdown by. falling columns '; fear,
madness, and despair unchained; here.
penury clutching gold it cannot keep ;
1 . . . .... , 1 - 1
tnere gluttony ieeaing on- ita uoai meui,
and phrenzy striking in the dark to fore
stall ..death.. ..Through ;all .fancy hears
the young girl's screams; the fire is on
heir jewelled hand." No time for thought,
no pause ;: the fleed rolls on;'1 and wis
dom, beauty, age and youth, with all the
stories of. their love,, their hopes,: their
rank, wealth and greatness, all the once
affluent life, are gone forever. ...
When unearthed aftert many .' years,
the nameless1 group' has no cither import
ance to mankind than as it may'. serve
to point a moral or adorn a -tale.".Jj V ,
.-, . ........ .... ", ?.? ' :. A I ;
. JCS"Howbo univjersal. heart of man
blesses i flowers. 'They,; are .wreathed
around the .' cradle, the .marriage. alter
and the tomb. ' Thel'" Persian' iri th4 far
East ; delights in. their --'perfumesjafld
writes his love in nosegays ; while the In
dian child of the, far AVest ; clasps " his
hands with, glee as he gathers the abun
dant blossom the illuminated.scripture
of the prairies. The eupid of the ancient
Hindoos tipped his arrows with flowers ;
and dange.budfare,thei bridalicrowu
with, usra nationf yesterday. . F.I9 w
ers garlanded. the iSrecian' altors, and
thev hang ih votivo"' wreathb before the
Christian shrine.' 3 1
jP-The .wholei channel of the Med
itterranean must be strewed with human
bones Carthagenians, . Egyptians, Sid
oniansj ' Syrians,' Persians, Greeks- and
Romans. There they lay, side by side,
beneath the eternal waters, and the mod
ern ship, that fetches freight from Alex
andria sails in its whole course Over bu
ried nations. It may be the corraption
of the dead that now adds brightness to
the phosphorescence of the wave. . . ,
' pGive our children fortune with
out education, and at least one half of
the number will go down to the tomb of
oblivion,' perhaps to ruin. Give them
education; ahd.they will be a. fortune to
themselves and. country. It is an inher
itance worth more than gold for it buys
true honor they can never spend ! hor
lose it, and through life it never proves
a friend, in death a- consolation.1 t il
-. rii-i -l- r : w v?' '
JCSCrAgood deacon, . making an offi
cial visit .to a dying neighbor, who 'was
a very unpopular man, put the usual
question- ; : . " -'i ' -it--
" Are -you willing to go, my frierfd?"
t v" Oh yes," said the sick man.
. "I am glad of that ". said the deacon,
" for all the neighbors are willing." ' -
CSTThe beauty of the rainbow van
ishes in the storm the meteor's flash is
but a moment tha glittering gems' of
heaven will . one day go out the. sun
himself be extinguished but" the "- star
of hope shines beautiful forever." '1" i
..- u-.i-A ' -- -,y: v-. i . :-
''Sjt3r According to De Bow's " Review"-the
totel population of the Island
of : Cuba is-l,00O,O0O,-viz --whites,
501,988: free colored, 176,646 ;; slaves,
,. . t SPORTS OF THE SURF.. . .
.' " A lady correspondent of the Washing
ton Union, who has been - "going down
to the tea" at Cape Island, gives the fol
lowing description of the aquatic enjoy
ments of the place-: -J: i ' -i v - '
The attendant upoi) the ; bath, was ta
king apromineut part in the conversa
tion, as .usual, while immediately behind
her, crouched her daughter, a negro girl
of twelve or thirteen years of age, laugh
ing, and rolling the1 whitesi'of her eyes
in ecstacy at all that was going forward.
Beside a large tub of water in the centre
of the floor, knelt or sat several ladies
just from the surf, in all the various
stages of disrobing, each intent upon her
own. arrangement, and utterly regard
less of what was passing around her.
Others were prep ring for the bath, lay
ing aside their dresses, or. rather suffer
ing them to be laid aside by their maids;
whilst the latest comers were removing
their shawls and bonnets, and exchang
ing greetings with their acquaintances.
For the first few moments we were deaf
ened" and bewildered; the sight of some
dozen females only partially dressed, and
that in garments perlectly saturated with
sea water--the busy waiting maids pass
ing and repassing, or drying and comb
ing the 'streaming hair of their mistress
esthe subdued laughter and whispered
gossip of a bevy of lovely, chatting girls,
luurmurimg along in an undercurrent of
sound parties of romping children, ap
parently -quite indifferent to ' the dense
atmosphere ; which made us struggle for
breath and to crown all, the sudden
bursting forth of a chorus of girlish
voices into one of the" wildest, sweetest
of negro melodies, that was caught up
and flung back by the roar of the waves
without - all combined to form a pic- j
ture odd indeed. '--' - '
'Following -the example, of others, we
exchanged our double wrapper for a wool
en bathing dress, covered pur hair, and,
with the friend who had accompanied
u?, we hastily made our exit from this
crowded Babel, and - on crossing " the
threshhold we were met by our male es
cort equipped for .the. sea.. . The ' sight
outside that met our vision was still more
bewildering than the one we had left
' The sight of nearly one thousand per
sons "in various costdmes the "shrill,
laughing cries of tho bathers, heard above
the roar of the surf par ties "of children
in the arms . of nurses, strugling . for
breath the ladies, many in bright plaid
dresses, with fancifully trimmed straw
hats on their heads and, to end all,' the 1
appearance of the bathers as they came
out. looking' like a congregation ofre-
kuscitate.4. poxnseSjfjjyejrgd .into life, a11
' l "j . t i !:i - il. . :i 1
COmD.neu lo iorin a picture, ii&e me illu
sion of a dream," almost leaving the 'be
holder in doubt whether .that on which
he . looks is . indeed reality,, or the mere
creation of a distempered brain. There
is nothing very exclusive in the - bath
here,' where the belle is placed in juxta
position with her waiting maid ; indeed
it would be difficult to distinguish them,
as no eostume in the." world lends itself
more readily or more conveniently to the
purpose of disguise, . One peculiarity is
the utter dis egard of many of the male
bathers to being knocked -down' by the
breakers and drowned.' They will move
out and out, and when warned that they
are almost outside the.. breakers, they
Ippk as though they wondered at , the
wanton waste of words' bestowed upon so
insignificant a 4 piece of information.
Horn many of these reckless bathers es
cape drowning, we cannot take upon our
selves to explain. . , -, . f ( J
5 'Of all" the pests of societyj the volun-.
tary idler sins the moat without excuse,
and hears the most disgusting character.
Men there are, in " some parts. .ofthe
worldj (Heaven help theni !) who can get
nothing to do, and with' many hearts and
willing hands they seek in yain for labor
enough to feed and, clothe them..i JPoor
as such are,, .they are kings and princes
to those menj who, with minds', to think
and plan, armsr to work; and a "purse to
command, imagine they" wilt find their
higliest happiness. in allowing all of these
gifts to lie idle, or in-using them : only
mpre- perfectly to. secure and render still
more easy, their blessed ease."'". What a
life! 'Think of it! What a destiny, 'to
make up the great' sum' of earthly exis
tence by periodically stuffing, and taking
off and putting on a pair -of pantaloons!
Oh 1 voluntary idler in God's busy uni
verse, if you" -have nothing to do, get
something to do." - Everyworthy work
ing man'despiseayou, if you do not des
pise yourself. A, lazy . man, . cannot be
happy, and ifyou are possessed with a la-
, -1 . 1 .- - j j .1.
zy deyii, cast, mm out, ana uo somemiug
to keep bright tadLhealthy those facul
ties which, in a future lifey must measure
themselves with .the wings 01 angels. . .
Did it ever strike you how much, mean
ing lies iu the monasyllable--gone? Say
it to yourself at. nightfallwhen the. sun
has sunk under the rhills, and the crick
ets 'chirp ' gone.' Say, it to yourself,
w,hcn the . night is -I far over," and you
awake with a sudden start, from' pleasant
dreams r'-gone.'. .Say' 'it to yourself in
some country church-yard where' your
mother, sleeps beueath the blooming vi
olet pf, spring ' gone.'.' Say it .in ..sob
bing prayer to'; heaven, as you cling lov
ingly, but oh, how vainly to the hand of
your dearest friend-V' gone.' ;.j". . ; .r.
Your friends. have gone-Tr-they' who
Have counseled and advised you,"and who
protected your weakness, will guard you
no more.. ,. One by one they have drop
ped away as you have journeyed on, and
yet your journey does not seem5 a long
one.- Life at the longest is but a bubble
that bursts as soon as it is rounded. -
---JCtT When is -money-damp? t- Guv" it
up. ,.When money, is dew in the morning
and mist at night. ' Vel, that is an. or
ful perpetration !
"I MUST GO.: -
" A common wordf and yet how full of
meaning i " The school bell is ringing,"
says the innocent little prattler at play,
" I must go ! " " The hour of labor hi
come," says the man of toil, Valid 1
sent for me," "says the clergy man, and
X must go ! " - - ' "
' " Another Veary, cheerless, thankless
day calls me to the sanctum," says the
editor,- " and I must go f " 4M have a
weighty aso on hand to-day, one demand
ing all my time and attention, " says the
lawyer, "and I must ' go 1 "as if the
universal motto of the- age is heard,
echoed and re-echoed on every side, by
old and young, high and low, rich and
poor, happy and miserable.. All mi l
go, all are going, and yet the restless,
heavh g,' surging tide cf humanity,"- is
never gone. - We might," perhaps, intror
duce this expressive phrase 'into - many
scenes of greater .length, and of more
than ordinary interest ; but having oth
er thoughts and other duties to look af
ter, we, too, -"-must go, and be content
with sketching one or two. --'-' '' '
" 'Tis getting late, " says the lover to
the loved one, t" and I must go ; " must
bid farewell, for a time, to those charmed,
blissful hours, once more to mingle in
the cares and perplexities of a busy
world. Then,, straining her fondly to
his bosom, and passionately - pressing
those sweet lips to his own, he is gone
gone till those' happy ' days may return,
or, perchance, till he may lead the gen
tle charmer of his life a willing captive
to the hymenial altar.; ;r,. ....,4"
Ono short year roils round, . and how
changed the scene ! " Again,' as then,
'tis night. ' 'A wan, pale being, of "em
aciated and fragile form, is lying on her
dying , couch.: Xho - long, . weary days,
aud dreary nights have passed away.
Her hours of anguish are no more. . The
insidious destroyer has done" his worV.
Fri nls near and dear are around her
a tender -husband bends over her but
these cannot arrest the band of disease,
or postpone the parting hour. . Feebly
she raises her snowy hand. " Hark f the
angels are whispering, "Come come!"'
and I must go. - Countless shining ones
in white are waiting to welcome me. I
must :go ! Farewell, till -. we meet . iu4
heaven ! The snowy hand fails . lifeless,
nerveless by her side -a' smile ; of ineff
able sweetness and beauty r Jstsoh tho se
p::llid, -marble-like features, and she ie
gonegone forever! f.'J:t r :r-. :t;
Gentle reader like her, when thejast
of earth" shall come, may you" hear the
welc'ome' of whispering" 'angels, like h'er
respond, " I must gj'T" : t-
-5 -A: "--r ? - - :-f Hl---4.i.
- IirrwrkTrvi:?nase4- 7Hc'eRifii?'iark
how.the i infant, -sitting . oa -your- knee,
thrusts int9 your faoo the; toy it .holds,
that you" too, may look at it. . See, when
it "makes a creak with' Us wet finger up
on the table: how- it turn's and looks at
you : does it again, and- again - looks at
you'; thus Baying as clearly as it can,
" Hear this new., sound." ..Watch how
the elder children come into the room,
exclaiming, Mamma see what a curi-
ous -thing, ,fc Mamma," look at -this,
and would continue the habit, did not
the silly mamma tell .them not to tease
her. . Observe how, when out with , the
nurse maid, each little one runs up to
her with the new flower it has. gathered,
to" show her 'how pretty it isand to"get.
her also to say it is pretty. -.Listen- to
the eager volubiiity -.with which... every
urohin describes any novelty he has, been
to see, if only he can find some one who
will attend with" any interest" The child
is being taught by Nature. J ' '? rt
: TTHijU :.-! ' . ' .1 .'i U l '-rf i.T -;;-'-,S '
;t Julius Sam you're a drenkard you
allers drunk, and your-habits is loose,
ne8ai your.hadits in loose 1
Sam Julius look a here. . -:
Jnlius Well,' what as itj l'nds latte
attends;'; K"' :,:- v: ""'-3 '
..' Sam Is you a filogofer ?. 1 'Xt-
. Jnlius-r-A filosufer what's dat?;
Sam why does you know de science
of reason ? " ' ' . . " " " 7 .
" Julius--Why iaiggajyei-' '
4 - Sam Well, a me dis,! den-r4iow de
debble am my habits losse, when I is
rjW all.de timer.-y. ,itt $ '
. . i ,
jrg- A-loving couple went to the of
fice of Alderman Mitohell, in "Philadel
phia, on Monday evening?" to tret' mar
ried. Before going out, the bridegroom,
who had the appearance of a hard work
ing man, laid a small packet, done up in
a piece of waste paper, neatly tied, up
on the edge' of the desk ; after he had
gone, the magistrate opened it; and found
two cents!---. . v
. ; . K3TX An' i. Cuff, - will :ye- bet . aftJher
tipping us a wee bit of a song this could
morning ?" . .":.:
"Golly, massa Pat; I can't Bing. """"
" I" Can't sing 1 An' what's yer'leg
stuck in the middle ov-yer fut forIike
a bird's, if ye. can't. sing ? ," , ,v-;
"-j"" Wni'ildn't mn call this the calf
of a leg?" asked Bob, pointing 16 one of
, ' i:.i.- W.mnn.fTv.An.
pis ueibiier uuiu.-, katiuuk v.uixv.wj en
cased representations of barber poles and
running vine. -.ii ;:' l -
-i" No," replied Jim, . ? I should say it
was tue teg 01 a can 1 .,, j
. JCrSIf you see a squall arising "in
the latitude of your wife what-, course
shpuld .be persued: to . avoid - its .conse
quences ?. -Double, her capo : with your
left arm, and let your iips'drop anchor
ou.the cruising ground of 'smackes. " ;
: ASThe man 'who undertook to con
vince himself that he was wrong, gave
it up for a hopeless job. , : He said it was
the hardest ebject ho ey er got hold of..
JC3C." Gently the dews are'6,er "ine
stealing," as the-fellow said when he had
five due-bills presented to him at once.
'..'o :. v 1 i - . i,- ,,-. .;:
f.-e" Th tfrnms nra crAftinir tx Trft.rtl
ful hard that people can't u pay atten
' ' " ' !t j"1. ME "SLEEP."; ' ; 1 . . -
"Let me sleep," said my companion,' V-"
half pettishly, turning from my couch.
"Let me Bleep." 'The words haunted
my memory for hours afterwards. How
cf en has the Irish been breathed in this
weary world, Oh, let me sleep."
The man whose conscience lashes him
for his' misdeeds evils committed yid
repented of cries, as he drops his head
into his thorny pillow, "Let me sleepT"
f l. I 1 - l.
and beautiful one fade from his embrace
like a summer, flower nipped by a too
early frost, bows his "head above the pal
lid face of the prostrate form, and sighs,
in the agony fcf his soul-Lct mesleeyl
with the 1 oved one-, 'jvhose smile never
will welcome my footsteps more."
"Let me sleep," says the traveler, who,
foot-sore and ' weary, has toiled long in
the world, and seen hopes perish unful
filled joys wither . ere they are tasted,"4
friendship, which he thought enduring, , ,
changing hue like chameleons and ram
bow promises', fading and melting into
colorless air "Oh let me sleep, for I am
WearVi",. ?r-r ?r ... ; ; is"-.---- -
j The rosy-chceked child,, the bright
eyed maiden, those for whom life "puts
:n its finest. aspect, its most 'endearing
smiles, all have periods in which they
long for sleep, for the oblivion of all care,
in which the waters of Lethe may flow
darkly and deeply over them. .
There coroeth a sleep unto all a sleep
deep, hushed and .breathless. . , The roar
of eabho', the" deep-toned thunder-bolt,
the- shock of aa earthquake, or the rush
.often thousand armies cannot, break up
its still repose, ? With mute lips and '
folded arms, one after another the ephe- ;
mera of earth" sinks down into darkness
and nothingness. No Intruding footsteps
shall jar upon their rest, no disturbing
touch shall wring from them" the excla-mation-
Let me sleep.,, :
' Another Ward Excitement.
-' For "some days, a man by the name of
Thomassdnhas been on trial in George
town, Ky., for the murder of his broth
er. Thomasson shot and killed his broth-.
er deliberately, but excuses himself for
so doing by .asserting that he intended
t.) shoot over his head to scare him. It
appears by the following dispatch, which,
wc find in the Louisville Times, of Sun
day, Xhat the murderer had .been ac
quited.fQr. the. present, and that. public
excitement is great in eousequenoe :. ..
',. , ' y Georoetows. Sept. 9.;
Tfie'jury Puld not agree. V Were out 6
hours. Uneven, for .-cpnyiction and one
05 acquittal. .Upon the jury, lonvinrr .;
ine-cpu?tnousc, a.iaige croyru loiiowca
after, tim witli'cries of "tar and eathee
him'l'' "He iniide his escape through ths-
back ' door of ' Pratts's hotel. Itiir
thought that there wilLbd violence dan
A correspondent of the Louisville'
"Courier," thus. describes a thrilling'
scene that took place in the oourt-houso
during the trial of Thomasson :
" The widow m the deceased, fter"
testifying that she never, in her lifs had-
seen her husband carrying weapons,-
much less on the "morning he was killed
and that he had not been cut of her
sight more: than an hour before she saw'
his mangled remams with heart-rend
ing sobs, ( stepping up to. the. prisoners
she cried out, ''Murderet ! look on this1
child." Trulythat seemed enough to
move the stone of our streets to mutiny'
and ragei":,J- it i . - v
uni-i few -"ji A'.vvia'IU" 1 'a "'
Jk Xf W Al. aC Osj a aw
Our.citvlias been the scene of terri--
ble. riots" between" the Americans anrt ,
Irish' and several lives have been lost.
The first outbreak': was oxv Sunday eve-
ning, when a 'number . of persons were
shot before it . was quelled. One of the
wounded died early next morning.
' On Monday evening riots were renew
ed with still greater violence." - A great
marry were badly injured, i rr..,-:- i ;
Rioters again assembled on .Tuesdaj"
morning, ana. two more were killed and .
a large number" 'wounded. Excitement -was
great; and; 'for fear of more disss- -trous
consequences the National Guard
were 'ordered put py" the rriayor. ."'
No further breach "of peace has occur-"
fed-! The :excitemeut to day has coh
siderably cooled dowiu . . ;
The militarywill.be held in readiness
in the event of a renewal pf the ript
: Cholera -11 Pjttsbtjroh. The Posty
of . this morning,- says, there is no abate-'
ment of; the., deaths or disease, and enu
merates names and residences of forty-r
five who died y estef day:- "Several mem
bers of the bar nave died, among them
James Callan. and James W Buchanan :
Esqs. . - The Supreme Court adjourned
pyer pn account of the malady. . . .t
"; iJS'Arv Irish ' traveling merchant,,
alias a pedlef, asked an intinerant poul'
terer the prioe of a pair of fowls. Six
shillings, sir.; In my country; my darling,-
you might buy . them for a axpence-'
apace.' . - - .. . .
Why didn't you remain in your own
dear country then'?' ' Kase ' we had no'
saxpenffes, my jewel,' said Pat:
Low' Necked---Dresses. It is" said
when'.- the-: Turkish soflicer - Amin . Beyr
duriin; his. last, visit to. this country at
teudea soin fashippable parties at Wash' ,
iiigtbn, he" re marked" that on going into
our- society'- hc-'exyected to ; see " 'as
mafry .Aruerican--ladies, but not
: i-itv 'cj vtttt nrrtTr&ii.i i----.'
- I ft -1-11 1-, .1. 1 1,
. . AfCS-7 ajiaay,,nas tnai suriy . ieiiow
cleared off the snow from, the pavement?'
i-ti-tr'- ---:' .-.-' - . --t
A- CB, DU1. . ...
" Did he clear it off with alacrity,
Biddy?" . . .... 'V. f-
" No sur with suveV1 -y
Invincible fidelity, good humor
and complacency -of temper siys Dr
Johnson, outlive all the charms of a fine
faoo, and make the decay of it invisible.