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ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1854.
7'. Business Directory.
JAS.. STEWART- -Pres't Judge
' AJ.L. CURTIS---.. .PronATE Judge
1 J. SHERIDAN . .Clerk C. C. Pleas
' ALEX. PORTER Prop. Att'v,
ISAAC GATES .... ..Auditor,
" JAMES W. BOYD. Treasurer.
' JOHN D. JONES . Sheriff.
Aa a TtVVTi Recohder.
yiLOW SMITH. Surveyor.
5 JOHN O.-JJKUW JH -WEOSEa.
JLUHK SELBY, Commissioners.
AMOS HILBORN, )
DAVID BRYTE, 1 IxFIRMART
PATRICK KELLEY, DlRECXORS.
"WILSON BOTDORF, y TP
-. -! .wnoot ExiniNEBs.
'GEORGE W. HILL Asiiland.
-JOIVLOW-. SMITH Sullivan.
J. McCQRMICKr Loudon ville.
t"WJI. RALSTON . Mayor.
J. MUSGRAVE --Recorder.
?E. W. WALL AC K ..Treasurer.
-.11 P. FULKERSON ... Marshall.
A. DRUMB, "
S. G. WOODRUFF, Trustees.
II. AMES, -
T. C. BUSHNELL. .
ILLIAM ZIMMERMAN, Proprietcr; Rows
K.r. Anliluid county. Ohio.
.May 31. ion. nz-iu
AK.R05.Ohio; G. BAYNOL-D8, Proprietor. "
January IB. iaggk .
I -;:.-- Mlil.El isOCSSE.
.rpHKsubseriberbeesleave to announce that be
' L ,M opened a Hotel, to be called the Miller
- Hnn," directly apposite the Sampeell House,
Mala Street, Ashland, aud respectfully solicit a
abereof the public patrouase. M.MILLER.
Ashland. March triad, 1W54. nU. it.
... , A.VEHICAN HOUSE,
f nilK undersigned having leased the above house
. - J. or a term of years, respectfully solicits a share
r the public patrouage. No effort will be spared
' to minister to the comfort of all who may lavor
tt w.th.caU, .j.'bICK.
- Jsromeville, ov.30 1BS3. SiL
HAVlSG leased the above named House for a
termor years, the undersigned reapectfully
elicits a share el the public patronage. No paius
will be spared to make comlorlable all those who
" '""'. '""'wiLLIAM ROBINSON.
Ashland, 5T. S3. 1853. ?i
JOSEPH DBYARM AN, having again taken the
above House, will be prepared to accommodate
.all eie eld frieade who may favor him witji a call.
Xi "ST 33 3-
JUfrnml mt L. Jutie ".
-1T7IU. promptly attend to all b -as entrusted
VV tohU care BjOrc, co. . er 0tMuA
Church 8trset. jg5jl2H.
J. IV. JOUSSTOX,
T oDOXVILLE, Ashland couoty.Ohio. Prompt
lite legal profession. , June 14. IBM 3tf
.SONtt K. WiTMM.
iSKOKUC u. rum
: WATSOX A; PAUKERr
jtUf'B CmsmI2 2-as S( Svfrt i Chancer;
HAVING forxned a copartnership, will give
prompt attention to all busiiie entrusted to
their care lit tuts ana surrounding luuuu
Ac nearly opposit the nampsell Huux
j Ashlaud. Nov.g:l, iei3. -
Attorney and Councilor at Law.
' rllF,'Irli. on Main Street, West of the Samp
KJ sell House, Ashland. Ohio.
A.m. nd Ma94tb. IBM. nut
VSUTU W. IIUOOO. W1LLU1I ALLISOK.
f - KELLOGG 4c ALL1SOS,
Jt'tore at Law and Solicitors in Chancers
WILL attend to all professional business en
trusted to their care, in this aud adjoiniug
-untie. -Ashland, Nov. 93d 1W3. BUtf
J. W. SMITH,
-.; ,: Ulortuy and Counsellor at Law;
OFFICE over Drug Store or Sampsell oc Co. Busi
ness iu this and neighboring counties prompt
ly atteuded to.
, Ashland, Nov. 83d. 1833. S3U
TUOe. J. HUT. ALKX. rOKTCB.
. . KBS.1Y A: POUTER,
' ' jtltf's and Co-"ltort at Lam.
WILLatteud promptly to all businesson trusted
to their care in this and adjoining counties.
' OMce on corner of Main and Church streets.
A.nlaed Nov. 83d, 1B53. gtf
j van a. rotroii. jobm n. jt'coe.
FCLTOK & JIcCOnBS,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Latex
FFIOK on Main street, over the store of T.
C. lieshuell. Ashland, Ashland oounty, u.
November S3d, 1853. 26
, TUOMAifJ. BULL,
TTORSEY AT LAW and Justice or the
rV Peace, Londonville, Ashland County, Ohio.
TO 1HE AFFLICTED!
- DIt. II. Iff. VAVIS,
OFFERS bis professional services to the citizens
or Ashland and vicinity. in the treatment of
'ore Eyes, ancers. Fractured lloues. Club Feet,
Hair Lips, ;c. Persons aftlcud can find bim at
the Sampsei House, durii-g his stay in Ashland,
. which must necessarily be short at this time.
J. ltOSS, M. D.,
Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery,
ILL give prompt attenpon to all calls in
Hayesville, July 5, 1864.
P. II. CLARK, ITI.
PFICK opposite P. es J. Kisser's Store, Main
Street. Ahland. Ashland county. Ohio. . .
Ashland, Feb. 14, 1854.
i, l. cuahei n. d.
- - ' Bmrgm and Ocuhet,
' PFICE, adjoining Millington'aDrug Store
II opnoaite P. & I. Rier' torc.
'. Aebrld, April 19th, 1845 d4SU
. JLU. WM- JONES,
Of Eclectit Scketl of Medicine,
HAVING locatedin Kugglea Township, Ashland
County, Ohio, offers hi professional services
tethe public generally. Particular attenUon paid
-I- r.taranic diseases. Rheumatism, Liver and Lung
complaints, old soree. tc.. Cancer. Bcbirrous
..dPC..e.'rou. Tumor. vMSfnT
aaaite or Caustic. May 3. ISM. P5QU
OR. TMtOnAS ZLsVlTES,
Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery
SAVANNAH. Ashland County. Ohio. Also. Just
Ice orthe Peace and Notary Public. .
November 83d . 1853. 86 "
i. W. DAIIIPSEL, PI. V.
THANKFUL Tor past favors, respectTully an
nounces that he has resumed the practice of
Mrd-cioe in all its branches. Office in the Em
sin store or 1. B. F. Sampsei ec Co., Ashland, O.
VAfajr 17 th. 1854. 5tf
K. W. W. BIDDLE,
' - Traesnimner -af Medicine end Bmrgtrt,
-TTTTLL attend to all business connected with bis
YV profession. Office in the Centre of Troy. Ash
lar! county, Ohio. - iy4e
DUSI. 3. P. c J. COWAJKt
PHAOTITIOSEHS OF MEDICINE AND 8TJK
GERr. Jeroroeville, Ashland county, Ohio.
March atb, 1854, 45t
ff-Ti.;-v.A. nTliEItS, cf9o.
wiiTs ilri itALSX oiv ,
WATCH AND CLOCKMAKEK, post or.
r.r. Hnildinr. Main street, Ashland,
lOhio, Gold and Steel Pens, aud a choice
ivarietv of Jewelry. Itept consantlyon
-- vniav 1DM w'..
THE 1MUTIVG OF SUM.TIEII.
v Mas. BMin.
Thourt b-aringbence thy roses,
Glad Summer, fare thee well!
Tbourt singing thy last melodies.
In every wod au4 dell.
; But ere the golden sunset
Of thy last lingering day.
Oh ! tell me, o'erthis chequered eaith.
How hast thon parsed away 1
Brightly sweet Summer, brightly
? Thine hours have floated by.
To the Joyois birds of the woodland boughs.
The rangers or let sky.
A nd bright In the forests.
To the wild deer wandering free ;
And brightly 'midst the garde u flowers.
To the happy murmuring bee.
, But how to human bosoms.
With all their hopes and fears.
And thoughts that makelhem eagle wings,
To pierce the unborn years 1
Sweet Rummer! to the captive
Thou hast flown in burning dreams
Or the woods ; with all their whispering leaves',
And theblue rejoicing streams ;
To the wasted and the weary
On the bed of sickness bound.
In swift delirious fantasies, '
That changed with evry sound.
The sailor on the billows
In longings, wild and vain.
For the gushing founts and breezy hills.
And the homes of earth again.
And unto me, glad Summer 1
. How'hast thou flowd tome J
My cbalnless footstep nought hath kept
From thy haunts of song and gleo.
Thou hast flown in wayward visions.
In memories of the dead
In shadows, from a troubled heart.
O'er thy sunny pathway shed:
In brief and sudden strivings.
To fling a weight aside
'Midst these thy melodies have ceased.
And all thy roses died.
But oh! thougenele Summer I '
IrJI greet thy flowers once more.
Bring me again the buoyancy
Wherewith my soul should soar!
Give me to hail thy sunshine,
With song and spirit rrse ;
Or in a purer air than this.
May that next mectirg ce I
FEMALE HEADACHES AND EXEB,
BY MRS. BLAME.
We commend to the serious consider
ation of our lady readers the following
sensible article, which we copy from the
Home Journal. It is from the pen of
one of the many talented correspondents
of that paper :
" ' You have not time for & walk, and
you must have time for a headache ; so
you lounge, and suffer, and bewail your
sad lot, and submit to what you are pleas
ed to consider martyrdom, when your
conscience ought to bring in a verdict of
fclo de se.'
" Thus writes ' A,' in an article pub
lished sometime ago in the Musical
World and Times, the reading of which
made me feel strongly inclined to pur
sue the subject a little further ; for alas!
there are far too many who ean, whilst
reading it, vouch for the truthfulness of
the.aestrtior. In the hope of benefiting
others, I am led to the confession that
many a long d.-.y has been passed by me
in that manner, while even the hope of re
lief had left me, and resignation to my
fate seemed to be the only resource left,
until at last a remedy was discovered ;
and I feel convinced that if others will
only be resolved and determined, they
can overcome, in a very great measure,
the tendency to that most distressing
complaint which, to the uninitiated, is
only a ItcadacJte, which seldom excites
alarm, as it is a well known fact that
headache or tcethache rarely prove fatal.
" ' Had not time for a walk V No,
net when you knew, from the time your
head was Lifted from the pillow in the
morning, tnat another day or suneriug
was before you. Better eay you had
not egy Chough to start, which would
be nearer the truth, I fancy, or else it is
that you fully believe thero is no reme
dy; but, my dear friend, let me tell you
what has proved a sure remedy in some
cases, and try and persuade you to make
the trial, liegular ilaily exetexse in the
open air, you would find would be bene
ficial in the highest degree ; for many an
incipient attack have I crushed in the
bud, by taking a long brisk walk, (and
that, too, when a lounge appeared so
much desirable,) determined to walk it
off, and have returned, feeling I had
gained a day by losing an hour, and
ready to accomplish many things that,
had I yielded to tho temptation to re
main within doors, would have been left
undone, I do not warrant the remedy
as infallible. I ean only say, try it 'for
.... , , , T . T 1
" XNervous ncauacne neeasio De Known
to be justly appreciated, and having had
a Ions and most intimate acquaintance
-.S? . -r f 1 .1-1 .
with its charms, X ieei ai uoeny 10 give
a little advice to others. Until the
past year, I suffered from constant at
tacks ; but thU remedy has wrought in
me a wonderful change in that respect ;
from being an intimate acriua'mtauea,
we now rarely meet; aud when I perceive
any danger of a meeting, I walk out, in
order expressly, to cut the acquaintance.
Two severe attacks in a half year, both
brought on by remaining within doors
several days in succession without exer
cise, have proved to ine the truth of my
assertion, that there is a remedy for the
" Let me not lorgrt one most import
ant inprediriit i'i my nres-.-ription thick
shoos ia dauiii and ct!J weather. The
feet need to be particularly well guarded
in such cases; for by keeping them warm
and dry, the circulation of the blood is
rcudercd more equal arid one great
cause of headache is removed. I fear it
is almost an impossibility to persuade a
young, -bloonwijEirl that it is possible
to wear thick bot morrocco or leath-
eo but in damp, coT3 weather, it is abso
lutely necessary, in order that the health
should be preserved, that the feet should
not be exposed, with only a thin, paper-
like sole between them and tho cold
pavement. bincc 1 nrst .wrote upon
this subject J. have seen another of the
many instances where health has been
lost, irrecoverably lost, by waut of care,
caused by want of kuowledgc The one
1 allude to is a young girl of about scv
cntcen, who lasti'ear caught a slight cold.
Her friends were not alarmed, as they
ou;ht to have been, when her cough re
fused to yield to ordinary means; bu',
with, the thoughtlessness of youth, she
dressed imprudently, and one way in
particular her mother spoke of 'sh
wore thiu-soled shoes.' 'Oh! if I knew
then as much as I now do, how different
ly I should have acted, how much care
1 would have taken of her, but it is too
late. The warning had gone forth, and
I fear, ere the roses of summer have fa
ded away, she will fade away from earth,
I trust to bloom in heaven. While I sat
in the invalid's room, how I longed for
the power to compel others to realize
the necessity of taking care ox their
health in season, and of informing them
selves upon the subject ; for many could
say, as that mother did while alluding
to a medical work sac had just been
reading : ' If I had read that last sum
mer, it might have been different now.'
But again, it was too late, and who
could have had the heart to add to her
feelings of regret, by any remarks as to
what might have beeu ?
" It luav be I err iu thiukiiitr to do
any good by my simple writing : Dut the
inclination is too strong within me to
suppressed, and I have ventured to
touch upon some every day evils, leaving
others to more skillful pens to enlarge
THE LIFETIME OF HAM".
When the world was created, and all
creatures assembled to have their life
time appointed, the ass first advanced,
and asked how long he would have to
live ? " Thirty years," replied Nature ,
will" that bo agreeable to thee?"
" Alas'' answered the ass, "it is a long
while! liemcniDer wnat a wtarison.e
existence will be mine; from morning
until nizht I shall have to bear heavy
burdens, dragging corn sacks to the mill,
that others may eat bread, while I shall
have no encouragement, nor be refreshed
by anything, but blows and kicks. Give
but a portion of that time, I r.ray!"
Nature was moved with compassion,
and pros-jnted but eighteen years. The
ass went away couifuried, and the dog
came forward. '' How long dost thou
require to live ?'' asked nature. " Thir
ty years were too many for the ass, but
wilt thou be contented with them ?"
" Is it thy will that I should V replied
the dog. Think how much I shall have
to run about; my feet will not "last for
so long a time, and when I shall have
lcs my voice for barking, and my teeth
for biting, what else shall I bo fit for
but to lie in a corner and growl !" Na
ture thought he was right and gave him
twelve years. The ape then appeared.
" Thou wilt, doubtless, willingly live
the thirty years," said nature ; " thou wilt
not have to labor as the ass and dog.
Life will be pleasant to the.' ' Ah, no !'
cried he ; so it may seen to others, but
it will not be ! Should puddings ever
rain down, I shall" have no spoon ! I
shall play merry tricks, and excite laugh
ter by my grimaces, and then be reward
ed with a sour apple. How often sor
row lies concealed behind a jest! I
shall not be able to endure for thirty
years. mature was gracious ana ue re
ceived but ten. - k
At last came man, healthy and strong,
and asked the measure of his days.
Will thirty yea: s content thee ?'
' How short a time,' exclaimed man.
" When I shall have built my house,
and kindled a fire on my own hearth
when the trees I shall have planted are
about to bloom and bear fruit when life
shall seem to me most desirable, I shall
die ! O Nature grant me a loueetpe-'
riod." " Thou shalt have the eighteen
years of the ass beside." " That is not
enough," replied man. " Take likewise
the twelve yeafs of tho dog." " It is
not yet sufficient." " I give the then
the ten years of the ape ; in vain wilt
thou claim more I" Man departed un
satisfied. Tims man lives seventy years. The
first thirty are his human years, aud
pass swiftly by. lie is then healthy
and happy. He labors cheerfully, aud
rejoices iu his existence. The eighteen
years of the ass come next ; burden up
on burden is heaped upon him ; he car
ries the corn that is to feed others ;
blows and kicks for his faithful service.
The twelve years of the dog follow, and
be looses his teeth, aud lies in the cor
ner and growls. When these are gone
the ape's ten years form the conclusion.
Then man, weak and silly, becomes the
sport of children. From tte German.
J5'Democracy is ever floating ou
the breezo that wafts the glorious news
of triumph to our ears, aod proclaims its
true aud long-cherished principles of lib
erty and justice, not to one, but all.
. JJ55TA Whig paper in taking a ret
rospect of its partv, asks " Wtere do we
tier" F '
So far as we tan diucoyer, you lie in
erery thing you ay. - -
F2AJC CISCO AND
Itis well known that this city is lo
cated on a series of hills and hollows,
about seven miles froiu the Pacific
Ocean. The capacity of its harbor can
bo imarrincd, when it is stated that the
Bay of San Francisco is fifty miles long
aud sis miles wide ; and that , this bay
mterlocks with others, making a chain
of oue hundred and twenty -five miles in
length, where ships of every conceivable
draft can floiat in safety. On the bor
ders of this chain there are the finest
lands in the world some rich - prairie,
and some beautifully sprinkled over
with live oak and other trees, with wide-
spreading tops, giving whole districts of
country tho appearance or an immense
The natural rrrass is wild oats, which
grows luxuriously to the very tops of the
highest hills, and thick enough for the
scythe anywhere. Cattle subsists on
this oats "ia summer nd winter. In
sonic places clover is indigenous, and
covers the uncultivated soil with a thick
mat. Excepting near the city, where
the soil is not productive, the whole
range of country on the borders of these
bays, is under a high state of cultiva
tion. Such fields of wheat as are now
being harvested there, were perhaps nev
er seen in any country. .Labor is so ex
pensive that the farmer cannot bestow
much time in cultivating the ground, but
cerelessly as his work is done, ho raise's
from forty to seventy bushels to the
Immediately -across the bay of San
Francisco. Oakland is situated ; a town
which aspires to the name of city, hav
ing a charter and corporation privilege.
It is embowered iu shade trees of the
most beautiful description, and tho cot
tages have the appearance of having
...... .ii i i ru
eea bmiil!' greac oiu oreuaru. viuse
bv is the litllo town of Jlintou, built
. .. .1.. :
behind a little erove on tno open piai-
r. i :i i!.. l.l
rie, having a wnari ana aiso a uv; uuw;,
well kept, the rarest thing in all Cali
fornia. To botli these places steam fer
ry boats ply constantly.
Passing ou around the bay in a south
erly direction, we came to Union Citj-,
the county seat of AlmaUa county, a
placj of but little consequence. Light
miles distant Irom this town ana iiom
the bay, is the old Catholic mission of
San Jose, situated at the base of some
high hills which overlook one of "the
choice spots of California. This mis
sion was established by the Jesuits more
than a hundred years ago, and where
stands the remains of an orc hard of pear
trees, of fig trees, apricots and olives,
which produce tho be t fruits of -their
kind, respectively. This orchard was
greatly ir.juied by the United States
volunteer troops iu tho Mexican war,
who made it a pasture lot for their ani
mals. It is now owned or claimed by
E. L. Beard, Esq., a Mormon, who has
turned the old mission buildings into
stables for horses aud cattle. Going ou
south, through a country of surpassing
loveliness, we come to the towu or city
of San Jose, the first capital of the State,
, - !. At .- : r
and tour miles aisiaui ia iuu tuisstuu ui
Sauta Clara, an American town of recent
growth of the same name. The Catho-
ics aud oUetuouists have each male ana
female seminaries of learning at this
place. The "count! y all about Santa
Clara aud San Jose is rich aud beauti
ful, and is generally admitted to. be the
most charming or any in (jaiitornia.
The valley is watered by various streams,
and by putting down an augur a few hun
dred feet, a thing that is easily and
cheaply done, the pure fresh water gush
es out, copiously, ou the highest ground.
Now, turning the southern end ot the
bay, we come back towards San Fran-
. - . . i Ai i ,i
Cisco. JV. man may travel ine wonu
round and round, and not fiud a more
charming drive than he will find from
Santa Clara to Pulzas. Beautiful lawns
are spread out on the right, stretching
down gently to the clear blue water
lofty hills constituting part of tho coast
range, tipped with tall pine trees, tower
up iu magnificent grandeur on the left,
while you drive on and on, througu a se-
... ..... , -.1 -llrt
ies or bcautilul parks wuu wna nowers,
clover, and wild oats, growiug up luxu
riously under the grceu trees, tor a uis-
unce of twenty miles, lucre can be
no prettier country than this any where
this side of heaven. Such is the coun-
v around or near San Francisco, at this
moment teeming with rural beauties and
agricultural products. Some day, not
far distant, an iron rail will be laid down,
one end of which will be at St. Louis.
It will be laid on the ground last de
scribed. The prosperity of San Francisco is
not so rapid as formerly. Heretofore
every pound of flour, meat, and nearly
all the grain and vegetables consumed
by the population of the State passed
through this city, affording business and
employment for thousands of people.
Now no flour comes from Chili, and
but little from the Atlantic States for
the reason that,iu addition to a large
stock of old flour on hand, the country is
full of wheat. It is also full of cattle
aud hogs, and of barley to feed them on,
and the country people send it to tho
mines themselves, and the consequence
to Sau Francisco is, that her trade in
provisions is not one quarter what it was
two years ago.
A few nights ago we had another big
fire which burnt up about two millions
of dollars worth of frame houses, situa
ted on Government Reserve, east of Da
. . . ... ,
vis. street, iiax, in is loss is coining
compared with poor doomed Sacramen
to, now smoking in rums. i5ut the peo
ple here must have some excitement, and
they would as soon burn aown ine city
and build it up again as not. If they
f-havc nothing else to do, they shoot-each
other by way of amusement, aud our
judges and jurors being exceedingly ami
able, they good naturedly allow the shoot
ing to go on, St. Louis Jiejndlican.
Two millions of dollars in old shanties is con
siderable of a pile, but it is a peculiar way they have
of graduating everything in California.
AMERICAN PRISONERS IN MEXICO
On the 4th ultimo five Americans ar
rived at San Antonin, Texas, from Cal-
ifrnia, having couio by the overland
route from Mazantlan, on the Pacific.
From these geutlomcu the San Antonio
Ledger lias obtained the following par
ticulars ot tho imprisonment ot three
" In the city of Durango, Mexico,
they learned iu a private maimer that
there were soir.e Americans iu the city
prison, and th-y afterwards got permis
sion to visit -them. Xhcy found them
in a large stone dungeon, of so filthy a
description that it was almost impossible
for visitors to remain in the entrance
way but a few minutes. The Ameri
cans m confinement were three in num
ber, and their names and former places
ot residence .were as follows : W lliianj
Shirley, Broom county. New York
William Koucers, btnrk county, Ohio:
John Gaines, I)ay ton, Montgomery coun
ty,. Ulno. Xhcse men have been in this
filthy dungeon four years and three
months, and during two years of
this time they were chained down
to the floor, iu tctal darkness, where
they could not see any persou but the
oue who fed them their starving allow
ance. At tho end of two years the huge
chaius around their ankles and wrists
had town the flesh off .to tlte done, aud
Such was their horrible condition that
their chains were removed to save their
lives and keep them in misery the longer.
The flesh is partly healed over these
wounds, leaving the most hart-sickening
scars,-which were all seen by the five
persons above mentioned.
"liicy state that they were imprisoned
on the charge of murdering and robbing
a man for his money, and they state, also,
that from some facts which they are in
possession of, the person who committed
the murder escaped. They have been
trying to get a trial, but a hearing is re
fused thein. They have written letters
to the American minister iu Mexico sev
eral times, and they have reason to be
lieve that he lias never received them.
" Our informants learned from many
respectable Spaniards in Durango that
it was impossible ty get evidenee to con
vict them ; aud the great mass of the
people believe them innocent. The
youngest of these prisoners, John Gaines.
of Daytyn, Ohio, is only seventeen years
"The above statomcut is of the most
reliable character these persons wit
nessed it with their own eyes, and they
are persons of undoubted veracity, aud
some of them Lave long been known to
some olf our citizens. Let the alarm be
sounded in the cars of every American
citizen that threo of their brothers are
confined without cause, aud are famish
ing with hunger and dying in chains, in
a dark, loathsome dungoon iu the city
of Durango, Mexico"
Singular Coincidence. The Rev.
Dr. Bedell relates that while Bishop
Chase, of Ohio, was at the house of Mr.
Beck, in Philadelphia, he received a
package from Dr. Ward, Bishop of So
dor and Man, making inquiries relating
to certain property in America, of which
some old person of his diocese was the
neir. The letter had gone to Ohio, fol
lowed him to Washington, then to Phil
adelphia, and found him at Mr. Beck's.
When he read jt to Mr. B., the latter
was in amazement, and said : Bishop
Chase, I am the man and the only
man in the world who can give you in
formation. I have the deeds in my pos
session, and have had them forty-three
years, not knowing what to do with them
or where any heirs were to be found. "
How wonderful that the application
should be made to Bishop Chase, and he
not in Ohio, but a guest in tho house
of the only man who possessed any in
formation on tho subject !
Marriage in high life. A couple
were married the other day on the top
of Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts
certainly an appropriate place to put on
the holy yoke, and we trust that the hap
py couple will feel still nearer to Heaven
during the wedded life. The following
long sentence was evidently composed by
some one occupying a high position :
" The solemnization took place in pres
ence of wedded earth and sky, hill and
valley, river and meadow, and the thou
sand material forms of beauty which
seem to seek each its congenial and fit
ting mate', surrounded by all natural
scenery and associations which can serve
as types of the purity and joy which
God has ordained shall flow from the
relationship which he has established,
lifted far above tho ordinary level of
earth, as if emblematic of the true dig
nity and peace of wedded life."
fyCoru. John Downcs, whose death
occurred a few days ago. was, when, 12
years of age, sent from horn1) by his fath
er, with a pack ou his back, and told to
seek his fortuno at sea. Wheu out of
sight of his father's house, he sat on a
fence and wept. He soon, however,
seized his bundle and resolutely began
his journey, afin arriving iu Boston, he
made his way to tho place where the
Constitution was fitting out. He fell
iu with her first lieutenant Isaac Hull,
to whom he expressed a desire to be
taken on board. A few questions were
put and answered satisfactorily, and his
desire was gratified. He hehaved bo
nobly, for a bpy, during his first trip,
that his commander procured him a mid
shipman's warrant. Sueh was tho com
mencement of a .long, useful and bril
liant career in tne naval service.
Accomodating. Strict Business Man:
" Patrick, hereafter I want you to com
mence work at five o'clock, and quit at
seven." Patrick " Sure and wouldn't
it bo as well if I'd commence in the mor
ning at seven, aud leave off at five in the
From Godcy's Lady's Book.
BY W. S. CAFFHEY.
Withered leaves are around us Tailing:
To the autumn's blast they bend,
Whispering, in acconts mournful,
All that's bcautilul must end.
Nature, robbed of all her glory,
Bends unwillingly hor bead, -
Like a broken-hearted mother
Weeping o'er bor cherished dead !
Ah ! those leaves, once green and love'y,
Oft I hailed them as my Iriends ;
Now no pleasing thoughts they bring ma,
To my heart no beauty lends.
Yes! they bring a swoet remembrance
Of the happy, happy gast; .
They are types to me, and shadows
Of eternal life at last !
Withered leaves are around us tailing ;
To the faintest breeze they bend :
Yet their falling is a token
That this Hie is not our end.
Yea! on every leaf is written,
In my mind a holy thought :
Yes! the hope of iile unspringing
From the grave, by ihem is brought.
Though they're withered now, and tailing
' Down to earth, their native tomb ;
Yet the parent stock will flourish,
And with fresh leaves bud and bloom,
So our mortal frames will perish,
Like the Filling leaves and sere ;
Yet again will bloom and flourish
In a bright eternal sphere I
From Thompson' Natural History of Ireland.
Well known as is the pugnanoy of
robins, one or two instances may be giv
en. Their beiDg so wholly absorbed du
ring the combat as to be regardless of
all else, was ludicrously evinced at
Springvale, by a pair fighting from the
air downwards to the earth, until they
disappeared iu a man's hat, that hap.
pened to be lying on the ground, and in
which they were both captured. Kja
one occasion two of these birds caught
fighting iu a yard in Belfast were kept
all night in separate cages. One was
given his liberty early in the morning,
and the other being tamer possibly
from having been the better beaten of
the two was kept with the intention
of being permanently retaiued. But so
unhappy did the prisoner look, that it
too was set at liberty in the yard, which
was believed to be its choscu domicile.
The other came a second time and at
tacked it when my inforincut, who was
present, hastened to the rescue, and the
wilder bird flew away. The tanieir oue
was again caught, and brought into the
house of safety. The intruder was now
driven out of the premises, and iu the
evening, when it was expected that he
was in a differaut locality, the other bird
was turned out ; its wicked and pertina
cious antagonist, however, still lay in
wait, a third time attacked, and then
killed it; the tame bird, though the
inferior of the other in strength, always
joined issue " with it, and fought to the
best of its poor ability.
Some years ago, at JlelviUe, (Uounty
Antrim) a robin kept possession of the
green house and killed every intruder of
its own species, amounting to aoout two
dozen, that entered the house. J his
had been done,5that my informant be
come curious to know the means resort-.
ed to for the purpose ; and on examina
tion of two or three of the victims, he
found a deep wound in the neck of each,
evidently made by the bill of tbe slayer.
The lady ot the house hearing of the
bird's cruelty, had the sharp point of its
beak cut off, and no more of its brethren
were afterwards slaughtered : but it did
not itself long survive
this slight muti
Tho following Came Under my own
observation at Wolf hill : Two robins
fighting most wickedly in the air, alight
ed to take breath ; having recovered- a
little, and approached within a foot of
each other, ready to commence the
charge ; a duck that had witnessed the
combat, quickly waddled up, and in the
most geutle and pacific manner shoved
with its bill the one to the right and the
other to the left, thus evidently sepera-
ting them to prevent a renewal ot the
Having alluded to their evil propen
sities, the following note must be intro
duced. Mr. Poole having a slate trap
once for birds, saw, on going up to it, a
robin perched outside. On opening the
trap, oue ot these birds was touna witn-
V. - , - 1 .1 . . 1 " . I
in. It was carriea on ana me ouier wiiii
amiable inteut, followed the captor of its
companiou (as it was presumed) even
into the house.
ZfT"" Doctor, did you hear that my
son was under conviction ?" asked a pi
ous father, whose rash son had lately
been affected by attending a revival
" No, but I always said it wouldn't be
long before that boy would be eonvictcd
of some crime. What's ho been guilty
of now ?"
To Remove Marks from Tables.
Hot dishes sometimes leave whitish
marks on varnished tables, when set, as
they should not be, carlessly upon them.
To remove it pour some lamp oil on the
spot and rub it hard with a soft cloth.
Then pour on a little spirits, and rub it
dry with another cloth, and the white
mark wsll disappear, leaving the table
bright as before.
A "Veteran Emegrant for Nebraska.
The-Monroe (Indiana) Sentinel says :
Mr Powell, an old revolutionary-soldier,
ninety-five years of age, with his wife,
seventy-five, left there -on the 18th ult.
for Nebraska, in company with several
other citizens. Mr. P. is remarkably
hale and vigerous, capable of chasing a
deor- with a rifle a-shoulder, twenty-five
miles a day.
Nearly a dozen years ago, I was on my
return to tne old homestead in the good
state ot Uonnectiout, having just comple
ted my studies as a student of medicine.
In company with a goodly number of peo
ple, 1 stopped tor a night at a country inn,
in tne town or a , not being able to
resume my journey till a late hour on
the following day. Having always been
an admirer of the country, I was not dis
satisfied with the arrangement, and mv
pleasure was further euhanced by finding
at tne supper table two young iad-ies of
surpassing loveliness, the younger of
whom I thought the most bewitching lit
tie creature in existence.
j.ne laaies were accompanied by a
young gentleman about my own age, with
whom 1 could Dot help but feel exceed
ingly annoyed. He not only engrossed
all their attention, but, lucky dog, as he
seemed, was determined that no other
person should participate in the amuse
ment. An offer of some little delicacy
by myself to tho younger of the two la
dies, was met by an icy sort of polite
ness on his part, that effectually chilled
any further attempt at intimacy. I soon
left the table, but could not drive, the
image of that lovely being I had just left
from my mind. Something whispered
to ire that we should become acquainted
at some future time, but in the meantime
1 left more than uneasy.
I longed to be not oulv an intimate ac
quaintance, but accepted lover, and had
I been possessed of all the riches of Croe
sus, I would have unhesitatingly poured
them in her lap.
In the excitement under which I was
then laboring," I thought a walk would do
me good, but on opening the door for that
purpose, I found the night had set in as
dark as Ji.rebus, and, being an entire
stranger there, and not knowing what
mischief 1 might encounter, I made up
my mind to compromise the matter by
going to bed.
1 retired, but for a long time 1 rolled
and tossed about sadly ; now ODe plan by
whieh I might make the acquaintance of
the young lady would suggest itself, and
theu another, until I fouud myself in a
state of dreamy languor, neither fast
asleep nor quite awake. - - .
1 fancied that 1 had heard, for the last
few moments, a short of light bustle go
ing on near my bed, but it gave me no
uneasiness, untill suddenly some one
sprang into the bed, and clasping her
arms about me, whispered
" Ugh ! how dreadful cold it is, to be
sure ! I say, Julia, we shall have to lay
spoon fashion or we shall freeze."
Here was an accident. What to say'
or how' id act, was a question not easily
solved. At last I mustered courage
enough to say :
" My dear madam, here is some mis
take. I'll "
The lady did not wait for me to say
more. With a sharp, quick scream, she
sprang from the apartment. I was won
dering what in the deuce it could mean,
when a servant brought a light into my
room, picked up all the lady's apparel she
could find mbout the premises, and left
the apartment. You can believe me,
gentlemen, that my slumbers that eve
ning were far from quiet.
In the morning, I knew not who it was,
but I was vividly impressed with the idea
that my nocturnal visitor was one of the
two ladies who supped with me the eve
ning previous, but which I could not con
jecture. I "was resolved, however, to
ascertain on the most favorable opportu
nity which might present itself, and sat
isfy myself beyond any doubt.
On taking my seat at the breakfast
table on the next morning, I placed my
self opposite the ladies, and was resolv
ing iu my mind the incidents of the pre
vious evening, when the youngest of the
two passed her plate, and begged me to
favor ber with some of the preserves
" Certainlyj" Said I, and as the
thought came into my mind that she
might be tbe lady in question, I added,
" Will you take them spoon J ostium t"
Eureka! what an explosion! The
lady's' face instantly assumed the hue
of a crimson dahlia, while her companion
seemed cold and passionless.
I was satisfied she bad kept ber own
counsel scraped an acquaintance fell
deeply in love, and when I reached home
I had the pleasure of presenting to my
parents my estimable lady the present
A good aneoddte is told of a country
man from New York, who was visitiug
Washington at the time Sir: Van Buren
was Vice President. Our friend was a
red hot Democrat, and of course held
Mr. Van Buren in the highest reverence.
He sat in the circular gallery of the
Senate, gazing at the Vice President
with a mingled feeling of awe and State
pride,, when suddenly a tall and majestic
form appeared at the side of the hall and
beckoned to Mr. Van Buren. There was
little business doiug, aud the Vice Presi
dent, calling a Senator to the chair, join
ed the person mentioned, when both seat
ed themselves on a sofa, both snuffed from
the same box the hand of the Vice
President was laid playfully upon the
knee of his companion, and every now
and then a hearty laugh, would escape
them, showing that whatever might be
the topic they were discussing, it was one
which was agreeable to both.
" Is that Mr: Calhoun with the Vice
President ?" asked our couutry friend,
turning to a person near him.
" No, sir.'
" Is it Mr. Benton ?"
" No, sir."
" Is it Gen. Wall ?"
" No, sir." -
" May I ask who it is ?"
" Why, that is 31 r. Clay."
" Mr. Clay !" almost shrieked the
man ; " and does Mr. Van Buren speak
Urhim? Rot me if ever I vote for blui
again !" and the fellow stalked from the
hall, firmly believing the country was
MY WIFE HOW WE FIRST
BEAUTIFUL APOSTROPHE TO THE
BIBLE. ' - -
We would bo pleased to know the au
thor of the following most eloquent apos
trophe to the B4ble. It appears, to
have been addresssd to young men.' . W
have seldom read anything finer:
" Study now to be wise ; and In pil
your gettings get understanding. And
especially would I urge upon your heart
bound, soul-wrapt attention to that Book
upou which all feelings are coaeentrmted
all opinions; which enlightens the
sentiments and soothed the imagination
in songs upon the barn of the M sweet
soogeter of Isreal." That Book "which
fives yon a- faithful insight into your- ,
eart f and consc'ntratcs its character in
Shrinea r . .
Such as the kesa tooth ofTisas caa sever teach."
Would you know the effect of that
Book upon the heart? It purifies its
thoughts and sanctifies its lovs: it serves
and strengthens it for. sorrows and mis
haps of life ; and when these shall have
ended, and twilight of death is spread
ing its dew damp upon the wasting fea
tures, it breaks upon the last glad throb
the bright and streaming light of Eter
nity's morning. Oh have you ever stood
beside the couch of a dying saint when
" Without a sigh, '
A change of feature or a sheds svalls.
He gave his hand to tbe stera mesesagar ; ,
And as a glad child seeks his fat bar's areas.
Then, you have seen the eoneentrated
influence of This Book. Would yoa
know its name ? It is the Book of
Books its author, God its theme,
Heaven, Eternity. The Bible ! Read
it, search it. Let . it be first upon the)
shelves of your library, and . the first ir
the affections of your heart. Search the
scriptures for in them ye- think ye have
eternal life, and they are that which tes-
tityof me Ob. I if there be sublimity m
the contemplation of God if there bet
grandcui in the displays of Etertity if
there be anything ennobling and pnrify-
ing in the revelation of man's salvation,
search the Scriptures for they are that
which testify of these things."- "
BONAPARTE'S POVERTY IN EARLY"
Theirs, in his history of the Consulate,
recites some very strange and previous
ly unknown particulars respecting this
early life and penury of Napoleon Bona'
parte. It appears that after he . had
obtained a Bubal tern's commission in the
French service, by his skill and daring
at Toulon, he lived for some time- in
PansJn-obseuie lodgings, ami 111 auoh
extreme poverty that he was often with
out the means of paying ten sous (ten
cents) for his diuncr, and frequently
went without any at all. He was under
the necessity of borrowing small suuts
and even worn out clothes from his. ac
quaintances ! " He and his brother Louis,
afterwards KiBg of Holland, had, at one
time, only a coat between them, bo that
tbe brothers could only go out alternate-,
lv. time about. At this crisis, the chief
benefactor of the future emperor ana
conqueror " at whose mighty name the
world grew pale," was the actor Talma;
who often gave him food and money.
Napoleon's face, afterwards so famed for
its classical mould, was, during that
period of starvation, harsh and angolas
in its lineaments, with projecting check
bones. His meager form brought on ad
unpleasant, and unsightly,' eutaeeous'
disease; of a type so virulent and malig
nant, that it took all the skill and as
siduity of his accomplished physician
Corvisart, to expel it, after a duration
of more than ten years.
The squalled beggar then, the splen
did emperor afterwards the threadbare
babiliaments and imperial mantle: . the
meager food, gorgeous banquet; the
friendship of a poor actor, the bomage
and terror -of the world; exile andpria-,
ioner. : Such are the ups and downs of
his changeful life; such are the lights
and shadows of the great and mighty. ;
VIOLETTA AND AIXENBORP--
A One Horse Novkl. Violetta start
ed convulsively, aud turned her tear
drenched eyes wildly upon the speaker ;
for to her there seemed something
strangely familiar in those low rica
tones. Their eves met; his beaming
with love and tenderness ; her eyesgleam
ing with wild uncertainty: . . ..
"Violetta!" , . -. .. -"-. .
"Allandorf!" .. . Z-
And the beautiful girl sank from ex
cess of joy, upon his noble heart, throb-
bing with pure, holy, delicious love of
other days. Allandorf bent tenderly
over her, aud bathed her pure, white,
temples with the gushing tears of deep';,
though Bubdued joy. While doing this;
Violetta's father, Rid Van Short, wajT
seen approaching the lovers with a flail.'
Allandorf saw the aged patriarch,, and
with one mighty leap cleared the banni
ters and rushed down stairs. But .ykr
Short was not to be thus done. He put
after the- flying Allandorf, and just as'
he was turning the corner of the" redj
barn, gave him a lift with the flail that
placed him on the " other side of Jor
dan." Violetta, driven to distraction
threw herself upon the" grass, anil for a
long, hour was.deaf td every consolation.' -(To
be continued.) iV. Y. Dutdimam
A T-f-uniBLTB Trajkoy. A thrilling
trajedy was recently enacted in the vil
lage ot ijrreene, Uhenengo county. J.t
:mruHr9 that a returned Californian.
named Davis, had a misuuderstxsdjug.
Davis met his brother in-law, with'
whom his wife resided, and after a brief 1
conversation they parted, when he drew :
a revolver and shot his'rtdative in the' ;
rin..k killino- him- infttatvtlv:- He then -
proceeded in search of his wife, whobi he
als.i shot.- and she tsat-irrj i aj.sla.rt..-
ti;;iC if'-'- j, . A a.tU-.iiii.i P.
scene of horror, the wretched manurn
ed the weapon upoi bis Own breast and !
elew himself. -'' "'' '
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