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VOL. IX.
ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 52, 1854.
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y , . JCDlCULOrriCEBS. , .
" JAS. STEWART - .. .Pres't Jvdqe.
' A. L. CURTIS Ppobate Jldge.
J. SHERIDAN - .Clerk C, C. Pubas.
ALiiX. PORTER. . .Pxos. Att't.
ISAAC GATES Acditob.
. JAMES V. BOYD .Treasurer.
, JOHN, D. JONES ----.SHKRipr.
ASA S.. REED- Recojldeju
ORLOW SMITH -Scrvetor.
JOHN L. BROWN r . Coroner.
" LUKE SELBY, Cokjhssiokers.
lAMOS HILBORN, ) :
'DAVID BRYTE, Inpiuiiet
PATRICK KELLEY, feroRS.
. WILSON BOTDORF, ) - "
MHOOt EXIHINEBS.
JEOROE W HILL . .. .. -Ashlakd.
OBLOW SMITH,----'--- Sullivan.
: j.IcCQRMICK.-- -Locdonviixe-
BDHOt'GH Of F1CEHS
WM. RALSTON -. - Mator.
J"." MUSGRAVE . ---Recorder.
"E. W. WALL ACK- .--Treasurer,
tl pFULKERSON . Marshall.
A.. DRUMB,
8. 6- WOODJiUri?, I . Trustees.
H. AMts,
T. C- BUSHNELL,
MEW HOTEL.
THE derls " Pb"e Jlt :
w taLea ctr( of tte Hotel IB the
dMluuurs will five
i dou to mmKO ail
. Oraag. Asttaad auuntT.
. bnn, aa kupea all of aia old cm
Mat calL - R "TtaiD will oa
wiia aim eomtoi-bi..
b.t.i.'ii. 1M( jiius 41biua
i 1 (Ml U wttw will l wr b""A
..I..,: BAWallCHCI UOTEL
WILLIAM ZIMMKRMAK. Ioprietcr;
arc,Aaalaa4 eoontjr. Ohio.
, May t. ltvit- aatt. --
Bewa-
EMPIHE UOISE,
aarj 18, "3-
A KBON. Ohio: C. RATKOLUS, Proprietor.
Jaaa
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; ; JIlL,lElt HOUSE
rn HE aaaaeriherbega lea to announce that b
' L ha ooaaod A Hutal. to called lb " Miller
Hove directly oppoaite the Sampaell Houae.
Mala Street. Aablasd. and reapeetfully aolicit. a
abaaf th pahlicpatraaaf. . M. MILL&H.
A eataad. March fetod, lwSan44. tf.
FB1NKUH HOUSE.
HAT1X6 l.d the abov named Bouae for
taraa of yara, the-uadersicaed respectfully
elicits ahare l the public patrunage. Ko paina
- wilt heaparad to make conaleriabie all those whu
UU a w - -
Asblaad, S3, WW.
Mtf
FCLLEU HOUSE.
iiiti H u A H kiilnc mil KhcD tba
-1 . u..-M win h .nuttd tu accommodat
all his aid friaods who may favor him with a ealL
LMjMllUC.flDV. IMt JW " ----
ksmra
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- Jtt.rl1 mt Imm, Jaatisa a ss.'
tj ILL i promptly atid to all h t"r""d
Charch wts. . , Jan J4ji4--ul
' " . '.. W- JOHNtTOSi '
-, At lor org Xaft.- '
f OUBONVILLE, Ashland coonty, Ohio. Prompt
A 4tB:in givea M ail business conneclrd with
the lgl profession. - Joae 14. ltiM 3tf
,Mrn k. wATwa. I coaoa a. runs
TSJIa, Oil. I ., Oaia. .
r.i ' WATSOS A: FAHKEB,
iB' CsaaaaHara mt Lam sarra a Caaaesry;
HAVlffG formed a coparlnerahip, will sia
prompt attention to all business entrnsted to
c e.r 4a this and surrounding counties. Of-
aeaxiy nppwi uv
Ashland, Apt. 83d. 8SX
96tf
UUUEUT BEEU
AttorKry and ConUor at Taw.
jTTlCBi oa Main Street, West of the Samp-
V saU House, asaiaoo, uiuv.
AaMaad. May iU. IHi4.
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auu w. Battooa.. I wiwu a Allisoh.
KELLOGG Jc ALLISON)
Attarnr$ at Lam and Solicitor is Chancer yi
WILL attend to all professional business en
treated to laeir care, la this and adjeiaioc
oeatles. Aehland.SoT.g3d 1843. 6tf
.. , J. W. 8M1TU, , y .
V r Attorney and Counsellor at Law t .
OPP1CK tret Drug Store of Sampeell c Co. Busi-eaa-t
tills and aaighboriog counties prompt
If tteadedto..
Ashland, MoT.83d.lgo3." tf
fats. i. itenav. "' ' I " roama.
. - BBNIira; POBTEH,
'.- J jIUf' and Cnneellere at tew. "
WILL attend promptly to ail huainessentrasted
to their car in this aad adjoining counties.
Oatcasa coraer of Main and Church streets. -Ashland
Not. 83d. Iaj3. 8tf
j.BB a-mLTon. ' . .Joan m. nt'cosiaa.
FCLTOX Be HcCUMBS,
'- Attorney t and Counsellor at Lawt
OPFIOK on Main street. OTer the Store of T.
C. Bushnell, Ashland, Ashlaad County, O. -BoTember93d.
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THOMAS J. BILL) .
ATTOBSBY AT LAW ' and Justice of the
feaxav Loudoarille, Ashland County , Ohio.
KaTember33d. teu. 26lf
jr. MOMS, !X. !..
JTrovelatiaitrr vf Medicine and Surgery,
ILL gtre pnrompt stteat-oa to all calls
Jus eransnet '
Uayeaill, July 6, 1S54. ,. a6'f
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-. P. H. LABBi mm X.,
OFFICK oppoalta P. at J. Risacr's Store,
street, Ashland, Ashland county. Ohio.
Ashlaad. Feb. 14. 184. . . -- -
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'" Mvgeon emd Oeuliet,
k'PFlCEi adjoining Miihngtoo's Drug Store
appoett P. et I. Kiaser's store.
Ash lead, A P rill 9th, lH4a naStl - '
. e-- e W. JONES,
... Of the Kelettie Sckmmt ef Jttdieine, '
hrji VI.XG loeatcdm Buggies Township, Asbland
tii County, Ohio, offer -hie professional serTices
U th public generally. Particular attention paid
Chronic diseasee. Kbeumatism. Liver aud l.oug
s atomptaaata, otd tiorea, -etc., Cancere. fecbirrous
had Cancerous Tumors removed without the
Kail cr Canstlc. May , 1B64. nSOtf
UK. W. W. KIDDLE, .
" ft mwtnimr ef JfrmUcimm end But fry.
TTTTLL attead to all buaiaess conaected with hla
V V proleasioo. Office in th Centre of Troy. Ash
Ian cty.Oalo.
ly4S
fU. JI. . at JT. COWAN,
DBACTITIOBBBB OF BsWCIHK AD SCB-
A BBr. Jovnavult, AUUtt ctssij, vus,
MaewaacUt. lcC
St
WATCH A9DCLOCK.MAKKB, PostOf
tea Building. Main street. Ashland.
.Ohio, Gold aad Steel Peae, aad a choice
dsaxuMr of Jewelry, kept coneaatlroa.
HoreaHKT 88, 1833. ' 31 L
1. id. GOODFELLOW) .
- W'TCH MAKER AHDJBWKL-
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R. D-.laria Watches. Jaw.
elry,- Clocke.Yaoke Sotions, ace.
Watch.. In i. .
warranted. Higbeet price paid for
old Gold and. Silver. Onnositc th
f Hoase. - - -
AahUad.Ohio 3Hf Dee I4.1BS3.
HENRY W.I MHOFF;
( SUCCESSOR to w: h. h. potter,) '
arailT Im Raabiat Utatgiwaierr, WaUl
fm.porf Ate., Vc
gCHOOL, Mtacallaneona and Blank Books;
8utionary aad Fancy article. Have oa
m, aad eoattaatly recatvingtb latent pub
Heatjoa. : stare two doors wt if the Smn
ll Uoaaa. . .
Artlaail, JbItJ; jgM." ; " 9tf -
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A.PT OLD DTSBT.
Once opoa a llme maiden
Sat beneath a hawthorn tree, '.
Aad her lover, elose beside her.
Murmured vow of eoaetaacy, -.
Fairer, sweeter than the blossom.
' Hanging over bar, was she ;
And her heart wttai a her bosom. -.'
Throbbed and (lowed tnmultaonely.
Both' were young aad fond and foolish, -
- Keither rich, th story goes.
Ma was proud, and Pa was mulish.
Great their lwe and great their woe,
Fo they kissed, and wept and parted,
Swearing to be ever true,
. Died the maiden, broken hearted t
Wae the lover faithful, to t
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Pshaw I she wed a wealthy banker.
(Slander whispered sbe was sold,)
And no city dames out ran t her
,. "With her pocket full of gold. -Queen
at every ball ad party,...
Decked with laca and jewel rare, .
Looking very fresh and hearty.
Beigns the victim of despair.
He, confoacd the lucky fellow,
' Took s widow twice bis years,'
Fat and forty, ripe and mellow.
With a brace of little dears
Big plantation, servants plenty.
Splendid mansion, pomp and ease,
' Cored th boyish love of twenty.
That incurable disease.
Learn from this, ye doting lovers.
In your anguish not to break
Anything of greater value.
Than the promise you make, ,
Breasts were madto put in motion
- Blood that otherwise would cool ;
- Pleasure, profit, aad promotion
Graduate" at Cupid's school.
Mtd Ulsrellang
THE POOR WASHERWOMAN
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' ' J BY MRS. CAROLINE A. S0ULE.
"I declare I have half a mind to pat
this bed quilt into the wash to-day it
don't really need to go either, bat I
believe I'll send it dowm"
Why will you put it in, Mary, if it
does not need to go ?" asked her good
old aunt Haanabt ia Ler quiet but ex
pressive way.
" Why you see, aunt, wo have but a
812 all wash to-day ; so small that Susan
will get through by one o'clock at the
latest, and I shall have to pay her just
the same as though she. had worked till
night, so"
" Stop a moment, dear," said the old
lady gently, M stop a moment and tbiut.
Suppose you were in the situation that
poor Susan is, obliged, you tell me,' to
toil over the wash tub six days out of
the seven for the bare necessaries of life,
would you not be glad once in a while
to get through before night, to labor for
yourself and family, or better ptill, a few
hours to rest ? Mary, dear, it is a hard,
hard way for a woman to earn her liv
ing ; begrudge not the poor creature her
half dollar. This is the forth, day . inj
succession she has risen by candle light
and plodded through the cold here and
there to her customers' houses and toil
ed away existence. Let her go at noon
if she ge'a through ; who knows but she
may have come from the sick couch of.
some loved one, and that she counts hcrf
hoars, yes, the minutes, till she can re
turn, fearing ever she may come one too
late.- Put it back on the bed, and sit
down here while I tell you what ope poor
washerwoman endured because her em
ployer did as you wouH to make out the
wash." And the old lady took off her
glasses, and wiped the tear drops that
from some cause had ' gathered in her
aged eyes, and then with a tremulous
voice related the promised story,
" There never was a more blithsome;
bridal than that of Adaliue Relaigh's.
There was never a maiden who went to
the marriage altar with higher hopes of
blissful anticipations." Wedding the man
of her choice, he whose love tones had
ever thrilled her heart like a music gush
from the land of light, he who was dear
er fo her far than her existence, a young,
talented, noble fellow, one of whom any
woman might be proud, it was no wonder
that mourn seemed a den wnif : from
Eden. - Few indeed "have a sunnier life
in prospect than hatl she. And for ten
years there fell no shadow ou her path.
Her home was one of beauty and rare
luxury her husband the same kind,
gentle loving man as in the days of their
courtship, winning laurels every year in
his profession adding new comforts to
bis home and new joys to bis fireside
and besides these blessings, God had
given ber another a little, crib Btood
by her bedside, its tenant s golden hair
ed baby boy, the image of its noble fath
er, and dearer to those wedded lovers
than aught else earth could offer. '
''But I mast not dwell upon those
happy days; tny story has to do with
other ones. It was wit' them as oft it
is with others ; just wha the cup is
sweetest, it is dashed away, just when
the beam is brightest thj Oi iuds gather.
A series of misfortunes and reverses oc
curred with startling rapidity and swept
from them everything but love and their
baby boy. Spared to one another an to
that, they bore a brave heart, and in a
distant city began anew their fortune.
Well and strongly did they struggle, and
at length began once more to see the
sunlight of prosperity shiie upou their
home. . But a little while it stayed and
the shadows fell. The hubsand sickened
aud lay for a month opon a weary couch,
languishing not only with mental and
bodily pain, but oftentimes for food and
medicine. All that she could do, the
wife performed with faithful baud. She
went from on thing to another till at
length she who bad ' worn a': satin - garb
and pearls upon her bridal day, toiled at
the wash tub for.tho scantiest living.
Lone before light she would rise every
morning and labor for the dear ones of
her lowly home, .and then with many a
v-Lki8S upon the lips of her pale companion
apd Bleeping boy, start out through the
cold deep suow, and grope, her., a7 to
the tqo often smoky, gloomy kitchen, and
to toil thereat rubbing, pounding, rins
ing, starching not uufrequently wading
knee deep in tjia drifts, to hang out the
clothes that froe even ere she had fas
tened them on .the line. - And - wheri
ntgllt. came, with - her half, dollar she
would again grope through tbe cold and
snow toner oft-times lightlcss and fire
less home, for her husband was top sick
much of the time to tend even toe fire or
strike a light. And O, with what a
shivering heart she would draw near
them, fearing ever she would be too late.
It is a fact that for six weeks at one
time, she never saw tbe face of her hus
band or her child, save by lamplight, ex
cept only on the, SUbath., ilow glad
she would have been to have ooce in a
while bad a small wash gathered for her.
One dark winter morning, as she. was
busy preparing the frugal breakfast and
etting everything ready ere she left,
er husband called her to the bedside.
" Ada," said he, in almost a whisper,
I want you should try and get home
I early to night be home before sundown,
do,. Ada."
" I'll try," answered she with a choked
utterance.
" Do try, Ada. I have a strange de
sire to sec your face by sun light to
day is Friday I have not seen it since
Sunday I must look upon it : once
again."
"Do' you feel worse, Edward 1", asked
sho anxiously, feeling his " pulae as she
spoke.. . .. :
" No, no, I think not bu.tX want
to see your face once more by sunlight.
I cannot wait till Sunday.''
' Gladly would she tarry by his .bed
side till the sunlight should have stoleu
through their little window but it
might not be. She was peuniless, and in
the dusk of the morning must go forth
to labor. She left biui,. sweet kisses
given and taken, aud sweet words whis
pered in the sweetest love tone?; 1 Sbe
reached the kitcheu of her employer, and
with a troubled face waited for the
basket to be brought. A beautiful smile
played over her wan face as she assort
ed its contents. She could get through
easily by two o'clock, yes and if she hur
ried, perhaps by one. Love and anxiety
lent new strength to hr weary arms ;
and in five iuiuutea after the clock struck
one, she hangs the last garment on ..the
line, and was just about emptying her
tubs when tho mistress came in with a
couple of bed 'quilts, and saying, "as you
hada small wash, ta-day, Adaliue, I
think you may do. these yet,"'-' left the,
room again. A wail of agony, wrung
from the deepest fountain of her heart,
gushed to her lips. Smothering it as
beat she could, she again took up the
board, at,d rubbed, rinsed aud hung
out. It was half oast three when again
she started for home an hour too late I
And the aged narrator sobbed. ; 0
" An hour too late," continued she
after a long pause. "Her husband wc'
dying yes, almost gone. He . had:
strength giren him to whisper a few
words to the half frantic rife to tell
her how. he longed to look upon her face,
and how till the clock struck two
he could see, but-after that, though he
straiued every nerve, ho lay in the sha
dow of death. One hour ha pillowed his
head upon her suffering heart, and then
he teas at rest.
." But for the thoughtless or grudging
exaction oQ.. her mistress, she had once
more seen the love-light flash in her
husbands eyes, and ho have looked upon
one who was so dear. -
" Mary, Mary, dear," and there was
a soul-touching emphasis in-the-aged:
woman's words, " be kind to your wash
erwoman ; iustead of striving to make
her day's work as long as may be, shor-.
ten it, lighteu it." ,
" Few women will go. out .to daily,
washing,, unless their needs are terrible.:
No woman, on her bridal day -expects to
lubor.in that way, aud be sure my.iiiecc,H
if constrained to do so it is the last re
sort. That poor woman laboring now
so hard for you' has not always been a
washerwoman. ' Sbe has seen bright
gladsome, hours. She has seen awful
trials, too. I can read her story in her
pale; sad face. Be kiud to her, .pay her1
all she asks, and let her go home as
early as she can."
" You have finished in good season to
day. Susan," said Mrs. Meit ju, as tbe
washerwoman, with her old cloak aud
hood on, entered the pleasant chamber
to ask her pay.
' Yes, ma'am, that I have, and my
heart, ma'am, is relieved of a heavy
lead, too. I was so afraid I should be
kept till night, and I am needed so at
home."
" Is there sickness there ?" usked aunt
Hannah kindly:
Tears gushed to the woman's eyes as
sheatiswered, "Yes, ma'am, I left my lit
tle baby most dead this morning ; he
will be quite so to-morrow ; I kuow it, I
have seen it too many times, and none
but a ehild of nine years to attend it.
O, I must go and quickly." And grasp
ing' the money, the hard earned money
that she had toiled for .wljile her baby
was dyiDg. .that when jtei&d it. might
have a descent shroud, she hurried to
her dreary home. ,
They followed her, the young wife who
had never known a sorrow, and the aged
matron whose hair was white with trou
blefollowed her to her the home of
the drunkard's wife, the drunkard's
babes. She was net too late." The wee
dyipg boy yet knew its mother, yet
craved iA draught from her loving breast.
Until midnight she pillowed him there,
and then kind hands took from her . tbe
breathless form, closed the bright eyes)
straightened the tiny limbs, bathed the
eold day, and folded about it the pure
white shroud. Yes, and did more.
They gave what the poor seldom have,
time to weep. ' :
-O, aunt " said Mrs. Merton, with
tears in her eyes, . as having seen the
little coffined babe borne to his last
home, they returned to their own happy
oue, " if my heart blesses you, how much
moro must poor Susan s bless you.
Had it qot been for you, she would have
been too late the babe would not have
known Ua. mother. It has been a sad
yet holy lesson I shall always now be
kind to the Jioor washerwoman. But,'
aunt, was the story you told me a true
one alf.-trxxe, I mean I'1 V ' K
" The reality. of. that stouy whitened
this head when it had. seen . but. thirty
summers.; and the .memory of it has
been one of inylkeenest sorrows. It is
not strange that I should pity the poor
washerwoman Adeline and aunt Han
nah are one and the same 1" .
RESULTS
OF ARTIFICIAL
BREEDING
FISH
A correspondent of the. Barnstable
(Mass.) Patriot, gives the following ac
count of. an early and, we presume, the
first experiment in artificial fish-breeding
in this country :
The tautog, we understand, was not
originally found in Massachusetts Bay,
but was introduced about the year 1798.
The skipper of a well-boat from Narrag
ansot . Bay tried his luck ou the Boston
market with a boat filled with tautog.
The voyage proved unsuccessful Bos
ton people having -no acquaintance with
these fisa.would not buy, much to the cha -four . Tragedian ia
grm of ouradventurcr. The circumstances
becoming known among tho merchants
fequentiug the Massachusetts Fire and
Marine Insurance Office, they, at the
suggestiqp of either .he. late Crowell
Hatch or Beiyamin Russey, Esq., raised
a purso of money- fory-the skipper, aud
all the fish let loose ibove. Charles Riv
er Ridge,, .-.-Since that -iiine they have
gradually increased from sosinall a par
ed as to now stock our coast wherever
appropriate food can be found. It is
well known that our smacks or well-boats
ply to New York filled with lobsters, and
return empty rf fish. If tliesb boats
could be iuduced to pass through Narra
gctiset Bay on jthpir return and fill np
with Souppaugs an4 Rock of Blaek Bass',
we would soon have an abundance of
these beautiful and delicious flesh on our
shores and the Vineyard sound at the
season. Both kinds of these fish are
plenty and cheap on Narragenset Bay.
Tub Beecehr Family. The follow
ing passage occurs in the October num
ber of the North American Review in a
notice of Mrs, Stowe's " Sunny Memories
of Foreign Lands :"
. The Beecher family almost constitute
a genus by themselves. . The same type
of mind aud style is reproduced in the
writings of tho venerable father and of
his singularly gifted children, though
stiffening into a certain solemn stateli-
ness in the author of " The Conflict of
Ages," and in Henry Ward trenching
close upon the dividing line between licit
humor and lithe buffoonery. The fath
er; in his palmy days, was unequalled
;rnpng living divines for dialectic keen
ness, '?athing invective, pungent appeal,
lambent wit, hardy vigor of thought, and
concentrated poW?r, of ;. expression ; but
he always fumbled over anextra-Scrip-tural
metaphor, and exhibited little
beauty except that of strength and holi
ness, a beauty which never shone from
him so resplendently as now, that on the
verge of fourscore, it hallows the sunset
of as noble a life as man ever led, and
presages the dawning of a renewed youth
i t a more exalted sphere of the Divine
service. . His daughter inherits in full
his vigor of conception, his logical acu
men, his tenacious hold upon, the con
science, his fervent strenuousness of aim,
and his wit subordinated to and sancti
fied by the gravest purpose and the
most momentous mission; while in the
handling of subsidiary thoughts and in
rhetorical ornament she alternates be
tween his unconscious heedlessness and"
her-vwo finer perception and more grace
ful culture- - , . . .
JC3T'The horse-shoe nails dropped in
the streets during the daily traffic reap
pear in the shape of swords and gun's.
Tbe clippings of the traveling tinker arc
mixed with the parings of the hores's
boofs in the smithy or, the cast-off gar
ments of the poorest inhabitants of the
sister isle, and soon afterwards, in the
form of dyes of the brightest blue, grace
the dress of courtly dames. The main
ingredient of the ink with which we write
was probably one part of the broken
hoop of an old barrel. The bones of
dead animals yield the chief constituent
of lucifer matches. The dregs of port
wine, carefully rejected by the port wine
drii key, 'in decanting bis favorite bever
aga, are taken by him in the morning, in
the form of seidlitz powders, to remove
the effects of his debauch. The offal of
the street and the washing of coal gas
reappear carefully preserved in the lady's
smelling bottle, or are used by her to
flavor the blano mange for her friends.
Advioes from the city, of Atexir
co to the 19th ult. have boon received.
The 'Universal denies tjhe rumor that a
changyis about to be tuada.in the minis
try. , The papers are filled with accounts
of robberies and murders. - On the 26th
September a band of between forty and
fifty., attacked, a hacienda within three
leagues of the town of Tepic, and after
plundering the house and murdering the
overseer, .and six others, set fire to and
burnt down the dwelling and all the out
buileings. The diligence between the
city of Mexico and Guanajuato was rob
bed three times in less than a month ;
that between Toluoa and Mexico was al
so lately robbed.
, JCartn ihe town of Crockett, in Tex
as, there it not one marriageable female.
, . , (From the Buffalo Democracy,)
POPULAR SHAMS.
V- -
"THE EMINENT AMERICAN TRAGEDIAN."
" Who has not seen his name, in letters
half as long us one's arm, displayed at
every street-corner, and npon all the
blind-walls in the city ? He is as well
advertised as ' Hobensack," whom,-we
are informed, "everybody takes,"' and
in precisely the same manner, no is an
off-shoot and scion of the " staring "
system, an agency which had much to
do in dealing the fiuishing blow to the
respeeisbility of the stage. - When we
first: Icb'Sw feiin, he was engaged for what
is technically known as ' gcueral utility,'
having made hia. debut a few month be
fore as Richari..III.t and decended rap
iply to carrying messages and going on
as first robber. But having made the
discovery that nature had bestowed on
him .rather . a good .-ace, and a voice
which, with a little traiuing could be
m&de to stimulate the effects of a bad
cold, he abandoned his subordinate po
sition, and announced himself, by the ti
tle of the " Eminent American - Trage
dian," to give a serieaof Shaksperian
Readings in his native town. Soon after
this, we noticed" lithographs of him in
the costume of Valdemar, the Vandal,'
in the tragedy of the samo name, written
expressly for him by that distinguished
author, Uuffer Pnpkins, Esq., whom all
the world Knows for the leading drama
tist of this country. We have never had
the gratification of seeing his representa
tion of Taldemao, and cannot therefore
speak of it here, .;.
We have said that the title by which
known was self-con-
ferred. But we must not infer from
this that it was undeserved. He is
eminent in one thing he has the least
knowledge of anything pertaining to art
of nny person who ever attempted its
portrayal. Never having read a book,
except play books, and least of all, the
Great Book of Nature, he is of course
ignorant of history, of chronology, of
biography, of the languages and of gener
al geography so that, if under oath, he
could not tell you whether the Thane of
f Cawdor was not the grandfather of Ab
del Kader ; wether the first witch was
burnt at Salem, or died a natural death
in the Bastile ; wether Third was not
Richard's family name, or if Shakspeare
were not an intimate friend of Confucius
and Pope Innocent II.
This, however he will tell you is of
slight importance ; and he will add, with
a self-satisfied air, that history is all a
lie, and for his part, he would rather
take the good old Tragodier for his guide
than all the histories ever written. In
deed, it is the fashion of the Eminent
American Tragedian to assert that the
knowledge gaiued from books is worse
than useless, and that "tbe Stage sir, the
Stage ! is the true teacher." And then
be will expatiate upon the stage and the
drama, telling you how, in the olden
time, the most sacred subjects -were not
thought foo good for representation on
the boards of booths at fairs that religi
ous masques and mysteries Were.. the1
very first plays ever-exhibited"; that in
glorious ol.d Shakespear's time, the
Queen and Court went to hear the play
ers, in order to learn history 'from .them,
with much more matter of the same
diffuse character, part of which he has
read in the preface to some - play-book,
and part mauufactured to meet occasion.
Then, if you ' chance to suggest, that
the necessity for such exibitions having
died away, with the increase of general
knowledge and the spread of civilisation,
tho ?tage became a mere show, the char
acter ot irhich has degenerated, until it
is, at last, little better than the cirous,
or any other mummery, be will tell you,
with an air, that the trouble is with
the Manas rs. who refuso to pay for
talent, and prefer engaging ballet-dancers
at a few shilliugsa week, to present
ing the fine old dramas, with men of in
tellect actors who are actors, sir !
cast in the different parts. "Look at it,
sir," he continued ; "here I am ; I say
nothing of my merits as an actor, only I
do think I understand the Immortal
Bard, and ean read him passably ! Here
I am ; I am obliged to pursue my pro
fession, for I must eat, but not a cent
over thirty dollars a week and -two half
clear benefits can I hope to receive, if I
remain in the stock. True I can play
star engagements but then the companies
are so infernally bad, and I am so
shockingly supported by them, that I
am sick. . Abe air,, the stage is going to
the deuce I Here these humbugging
English actors English snobs ! come
over, and we hear of nothing but the
inimitable Macready, .and .the glorious
Kean .while American talent may go and
starve, sir 1" And then with a stage-roll
of the eyes, and a gesture indicative of
despair, tempered with resignation, he
groans out " Heigho ! let's take a
drink."
The Eminent American Tragedian is,
unfortunately, somewhat given to indul
gence in stimulants of a spirituous char
acter, and has been known to resort to
them unguardedly, and to an extent not
compatible with perfect ebriety. Usu
ally, however he is careful not to exceed
tbe bounds of prudence in this respect,
in the daytime,, and is often heard to ex
press, his, compassion for those members
of his profession who are not thus cau
tious. Frequently of an evening, after
the play, he may be met at some place
of popular resort, where he takes a con
vivial glass sometimes more than one.
It is at such times, that, finding an un-
p otessional tnena willing to listen to bis
conversatisn. he enters in detail into the
reciti of his eomplaints against the ig
norans ; and stupidity of the world gen
erally,' . i. veighing strongly against its
want of t.ste in theatrical matters, itd
neglect of true talent, and its propensity
for running after duacks in the profes
sion! if heralded as "from London."
Warming with this subject, he will tell
jou (bat not one in ten of all tba. actors
on the boards knows the meaning of his
author's words, or ean give them tbe
proper expression wherein be may not
be- entirely wrong, as his own case may
serve to demonstrate, as far as it goes,
though, in his opinion nothing -is wanted
to render his impersonations perfect.
He will also enter iuto a labored defence'
of some peculiar reading of a line in
Shakespeare, and advance abundant rea
sons why his interpretation should be
adopted, in spite of ail tho cointneuta
torSi : For example :
"Hung out your banner 1 Oa the outer watt
The cry ia etiM !" i
The most marked peculiarity of the
Eminent -American Tragedian, is his
contempt for all other actors in the same
liue. ,.IIe can, and. will, show you clear
ly, that there is' not a tragedian in exis
tence, beside himself, who is worthy the
least regard or sufferance, - aud ' with a
sneer, he will repeat the names of his
rivals, in the profession, aud enumerate
their faults ; at tbe samo time, bitterly
denouncing the fatuity of the public,
who consent to receive their inounte
bank exhibitions as artistic personatious.
His egotistic conceit is amusing enough,
and the most fulsome flattery delights
him, while the slightest expression of dis
agreement with his vies, offend.
In person, the Einiueut American
Tragedian isstagc-y, if we may use the
expression ; no one could mistake him
for anything but an actor. He acts iu
the Street, as well as ou the boards, aud,
in fact, his whole life is made up of imi
tations and affectations. Ho speaks with
a hoarse, guttual voice, frequently clear
ing his throat, and ever-and-anon staring
into the sky, muttering, tapping his fore
head with bis finger, scowling, and re
peating in soliloq-y some liue or sentence
of Shakes; eare, supposed to be well
adapted to the circumstances surround
ing him, or applicable to his condition.
That condition, he would have the world
believe, is one of isolation, of a. sword
destroying its scabbard, of.au intellect
too great to be appreciated, and,' there
fore , solitary among Other intellects, and
preying upou itself.
His dress is generally eccentric, unit
ing several styles of classic ..costume.
As it is difficult to adapt the modern
trouser, boot aud waistcoat, to anything
like tho Venetian, Roman or .Grecian
fashions, aud as a real toga, tunio, or
helmet, would, attract attention in the
street at the present time, and cause
more or less remark from naughty boys,
be is obliged to expend his clacsio taste
upon his-coats, neckcloths, cloaks and
dressing-gowns which . latter, being
chiefly worn under cover, of sanctity of
his'private apartments, are safely enough
designed after tbe model of any antique
U8tuine he may particularly fancy. His
shirt collar is ulways turned over a flow
ing cravat, his coat is sometimes of velvet
with braid and frogs down the front, and
his cloak, which h. wears far into the
summer on account of ..that chrouic ca
tarrh from wbjch be suffers, is thrown
about him in voluminous folds, as like
as possible to the toga of Cresar.-
It is .only on the morning of his " Be
jiefit," that the Eminent one appears at
aU like other people. He then frequents
public places, drops in upon his friends,
and even casual acquaintances, at their
rooms, solicit? introductions, tells amus
ing stories, forgets the hoarso.voice and
the loud " Hem !" and fences with his
cane at small dogs- At this time he real
ly is quite amusing, for his long acquain
tance with a very peculiar and most in
teresting phase of society has given him
a fund of anecdote and narrative, which
is always novel, aud always welcome, to
people not conversant with the same side
of life. He works hard this morning,
for his applause, and deserves to receive
all tho benefit likely to accrue from his
exertions. .. -
Occasionally, tbe Eminent American
Tragedian accepts a "stock" engage
ment that is, he is permanently at
tached to a particular theatre. In this
case it generally happens that he is " so
licited to accept a Complimentary Bene
fit '' which he was never known to re
fuseand it has been hinted that he
generally' originates the scheme, him
self. This, however, is doubtless a slan
der. In fine, the Eminent American Tra
gedian is a man who perpetually, moves
in a fictitious atmosphere, who surrounds
himself with such a complication of af
fection and unreality as to deoeive him
self more than the world, who never in
tends to do any wrong, and whose first
foibles are only amusing. For it seems
inseparable from the character of this
distinguished individual that he shall
be always playing a part, and as the
stilted manner and language of theatri
cal tragedy is entirely foreign and un
adapted to the every day walk and con
versation of men, the professor of it is
looked upon as a singular and very droll
person, whose pretensions arc never in
the least deceptive. And so it is that
we class him among Popular Shams, for
though everybody sees through and un
derstands hira still . we go on good hu
moredly taking him for granted, at his
own valuation, as expreased in display
lines at every street corner, and conced
ing to him his self accorded denomina
tion of " The Eminent American Trage
dian." :
Jg"5TA few mornings since, we were
relating to our family tbe fact of a friend
having found upon bis door-step a fine
little male infant, whom he had adopted,
when one of the ' olive-branches ' re
marked : . "
" Pa, dear.-that will be his stepson,
won't it?" . "r ,
We thought it would, decidedly. ;
pyA gentleman was waked through
the night, and told that his wife was
dead. . Ha turned round, drew the cover
lid closer, pulled down his night-cap, and
muttered as he went to sleep - again :
" Ah 1 how grieved I " shall be in the
morning." Cool very.
JC3TA person asked Zeuo, the phil
osopher, if wise men ever fell ' in love.
His answer was : " If wise men do not
fall iu love beautiful women must be
very unfortunate!
CALIFORNIA BTEWS-,..
Smith- Clark, late Mayor's Clark: of
San Francisco, has beau arrested opon
oharge of einbeazlemeut amounting to
$302,000. ; . ; u u
THB JfKICOS FORGERIES.' A
' -On Satumay, the 7th inst; the city
was thrSwu into the greatest excitement
in consequence of the circul itioo;of a ru
mor that Heury Meiggs, late a member
of tne Board of Aldermen, and. oiio of
the most extensive lumber merchants of
tbe State, had failed for $800,000 dollars
that several forgeries hod baeu discov
ered that , Meiggs, had purchased the
bnrqu httexic fcULU iip ia.a aplou-
did style, and taking with him bis fami.
ly and his brother, John G. Meiggs, re
cently elected Coikroller, and a large
amount, of. treasure, set sail " for ports
in the Pacific" The greatest excite
ment prevaded for two or three days, and
for some time no idea could be formed
aa to the cxteut of tho forgeries.- The
matter has been pretty extensively inves
tigated sii.oe, aud the following ia prop
erly not very far from the true amount of
the loss sustained by Meiggs' operations.
Amount of failure fPOO.Ooo
Controller Warren isorged. ....... 500.000
California Lumber Company forged.... SbO.OuO
. Forgeries sn sundry firms-. u. ....... Su.ouO;
Toiai..... i.eoo,cot
The warrants were generally : made
out in favor of Jesse L. Wet more and iu
sums of from $200 to $1,000. At first
it was thought that the plato, as well as
the signatures were counterfeit, but is
now conceded that the former was genu
iue., and so admirably were the latter
executed that the Mayor aud Controller
each pronounced them their own writing.
In addition to the above, it is believed
that some $300,000 or $400,000 of the
forged Controller's Warrants have been
hypothecated in New York. ... ..'-.-,-
His vessel is fitted up for a long voy
age, and be will probably take' refuge in
some distant land,- seldom visited - by
Americans in the hope that he may elude
the punishment due to his crimes. ; There
are few sea ports in the world. to which
he will not bo preceded by' ' American
papers. - ' -.""' ' ' -' - ' ' "
The Sau Francisco papers give a full
description of the vesseLi . -.- -, ...-;
nenry Meiggs, the fo ger, is a native
of the State of New York, 45 years of
age, about 5 feet 10 inches in hight and
well made. ' On board with him are his
wife and three children, his brother John
G. Meiggs, his nephew, E. S. Doyle,
and bis supposed accomplice, Victor
Seeman ' ' . -
Mrs. Meiggs is a lady of about 35.
She - is good looking, has dark chestnut
brown hair, and light blue eyes. She ia
well educated, polished inJier, manner.
She is highly esteemed a n oug h. r ac
quaintance, and it is not supposed that
she -was coguizent of the frauds of her
husband. ' :1: -: '
Victor Sceman is believed to have
been an accomplice. . He is "about- 45
years of age, and was born in Catskill,
N. Y. He was a sea captain for a num
ber of years, but about twelve ago mov
ed to Wisconsin, where be became a prin
ter, and published a paper, ...,:;,
Capt. . Cozzens, was-master of the
America wheu she left this port. It is
believed by those who know him that he
was ignorant of the purpose of the voy
age when she left here:; The regular
forco of th e vessel is a master, mate, sec
ond mate,cook,and 6 men before tLe mast
ten .all told. It is possible that af
ter leaving port Seeman took charge of
tho vessel. - '-
All American ship-masters trading to
foreign ports are requested to aid in
bringing Henry Meiggs to justice for
having defrauded the citizens of Sau
Franoiseo out of $ 1 ,000,000, ..
JCSThere is no policy like polite
ness ; and a good manner is the best
thing in the world, either to get a good
name, or to supply the want of it,
JG3T There ia perhaps no pang so
acute, no sentiment so humiliating to the
heart of woman, as the consciousness of
awakening distrust, when she most de
served to have inspired confidence.
:.. ' y.
JC2EJohn R. Montgomery, former
ly a distinguished lawyer of Lancaster,
LP a., died at the Insane Hospital in Har-
risburgb. on Friday last. -. -
. - .-'., ? ;
fry Some author tells the' following
profound truth; The entrance of. a
single woman of talent into a family, is
sufficient to keep it clear from fools for
several generations."
JFCWe all require capital. ' Even
poets would be tougue-tied were it not
for J une, moonlight and blue-eyed girls.
Invincible fidelity, good ' humor and
complacency of temper, outlive all the
charms of a fine face,: and make the de
cays of it invincible. Tattler. i
JfeIn the statistical table just is
sued, it is stated that tall men live longer
than short ones.
... . . ;! : : -. i
. The Key to Knowledge. Giving a
maid-scryant half a dollar to tell you
what church her mistress attends.
JG3"He that dies a martyr proves
that - be . was not a knave ; but by no
means that he was not a fooL : ' '-1 : "
. JC"S"It is 8a'd ' thas the Prince of
Wales, who is now about, thirteen years
of age. about to join thenavy iu the war
steamer Royal Albert as a Lieutenant.!.
r flrySomo malicious persona assert
that the letters M. D., which are placed
after physicians names, means " Money
Down." w
. JG3Tbe bank where the wiid thyme
grows has deolared a dividend of ten cents
on the share. ' - ' ; "
JCSAn Irishman spaakine of a rela
tive said he was killed in a tieht-rope
performanco. ' :.
"Ah!" exclaimed an inquisitive gen
tleman, did he fall?"
""Nol'Veturned the Irishman," be
was banged."'
. (Front the Soiant,6o Antwc tt-t , C i
LIST CP STEW PATEN1S. ti il
liciitfirg to Agriculture al Domestic
,,; ,Arts, vp to November l,-.1 S3 U
, Loomsj. Stephen O." Mendenhall.'fcf
Richmond, Ind. I elaim. openings tbe
shed by a pattern wheel so arranged with
its parta, aa that while its rotary. motion
eoruDieuet the opening of the shed' it
shall l ava a vertically yielding motion
to, aud with the trcduks when eorabinad
with a wedge-shaped bar, on the lay, p?--ranired
to separate tbe t reddles and thus
complete the opening of the shed,' both
tbe pattern wheel and wedge-shaped bar
being moved by thai lay; substantially
in tbe manner set forth
: ttRf am xsd Grass Harvesters. --J,
H. Manny, of Freeport,' III ' 'A'nte-da'-ted
Jan 15, 1 834 : I tUiru the arnc gu
inea t , of the platform; obliquely., to'tfie
cutter, so that tLe gavels of. cut grain ,
will be discharged at a sufficient distance
from the- standing grain to leave a deaf '
path way between - the two for the leant
to travel iu-i.4. wl . I Sii eiif fzi
I also claim, the combination j with, tho
platform, of a wiug to facilitate the -gathering
of the grain ', as described1." 'j
, I also claim makiug tbe outside divid
iuft finger hollo w,8o that while it fiords
sufficient room for the play of the end, (if
the sickle, the bearing of tbe , latter
thereon will not be so wide as to. afford
a lodgment of gum, grass, &c.'and ren
der it liable to be clogged thereby-
- .Plows. tH.-F. Baker, of Ceutrevilbj
Ind. : I do not claim making mold
boards of plows , capable of being vx.
panded and contracted .independent.: ait '
the manner of effecting the same. .
' But I claim the manner described atKl
sbowu of providing the share which
forms part of the mold-board with -twj' .
curved slotted arm, and attaching tba
slotted curved end to the. arm-. and1:.-if3v .
forward end to the point, and combining,
the same with ' the curved 'slotted arm ;
and adjusting lcveri'through' tbe vibra
ting rod; in- such a manner thatitho plow-
man can, while behind, the plow, 'adjust
the mold-board in tho are of a circle j .
with greater, convenience and. facility
than heretofore, substantially as described.-"
J ' 1 4' ;'. '.'
' Seed Plartebs, A," B.'!.Earle-p' bi
Franklin, N. Y. i Drill tubes have ooeu
connected to drag bars bj means of lugs;
brackets, brace, and acrew;. bo)tr,saod
drill tubes have", been inserted.' into '
beam attached to add" parallel with' the
axle of the mashir.e. 1 -1 do not clairu .
them. .. t -. ' - ,-.! i-'.'":j t vi-mat
A spring guard, plate! has also bebmr?
adapted to a series of rotating discharge
ing cups, but not in such manner. as. to
detain any excess of seed which the .cup',
might contain and drop it into the next,'
but to such a guard I make nor claim.-.
.1 claim constructing the drag bar and
drill tube, and connecting tliem-'in the",
simple and substantial manner set forth.'
. SeO'ind, the spring guard plate fitted"'
iu each belivery. opening ..between 'th-!
hopper and the . slide to pre rent the. frao-Jrj .
ture or bruising of tho seed. wben, thery
slide is drawn suddenly back, aa beaorj- ,
bed. :" ' '
, v.' - ' ' - ' ' ' - ' - ..i'vtf-VTvJ &X
' Applr' Jelly, Wa h and -cot.; th d
apples iu two, or, three pieces, to' seo-:if;a
there be any worms jp them ; put them,'j
in a bright brass or porcelain lined ket-.
tie, and cook uotil the apples are dobo 'I
take, out and strain' the- juice from them;1
and put them on the store again, stndrI
boil until they begin to look dark ; then
add one-third as much sugar, by weight, ' -and
boil untiP they become" a jelly j put
iuto cups or tumblers, and tie paper over
the tops. ' This Is excellent for making
jelly cakes, i Try it. v a ti V a --
I saw Aunt Ann's recipe for tnaking t'
bread, with buttermilk,-; I have tried it,.;
and we think it is preferable, to anyjhat
we have tried, for,' both moisture, and
whiteness. c Cousin Frances..
. ,-; -"- . ,-: u.ti.j.fc-iy tn
. To make Costard. -Take a quart of If
milk, the yolks of six. eggs ; ; beat-the .
eggs, and stir in the milk ; put .it. in a 10
pan, and let it come very nearly to a boil,
but not boil ; sweeten to suit the 1 tasto, "'
put a little grated lemon in; : beat' the1'
white of the eggs to a froth, pour boiling -Z
water over it to cook it, and then put ou .
the top of the custard. , ;, .. .. f , '
" .i ' '." vur.
Harvesting Turnips. Pulling tur-
nips and cutting off the tops by hand and '
knife, which is almost the universal prac- ' '
tioe among American farmers, ia about 61
aa far behind the age of improved bus- n
bandry as digging up the land with; a; M
hoe instead of plowing. Iu England,,-.-turnips
are almost invariably planted in
drills ; at pulling time, the laborer pas.--'-"1
ses along the row with alight, sharp hoe, r I
with which he dexterously cuts off the a
tops, throwing them by the same motion (u ;
into the hollow between two rows. . An.,,
other person follows with another boo,! lf
which he strikeB below the balk, so as to
eut off the tap root, throwing the turnipav
of the two rowa together, ready for, the ?t
gartherer to basket and carry to the pile v
or cart for storage. ' Sometimes one .
hand performs both operations of top-' J
ping and digging, but two work ' to the
best advantage, rr tlJ '. ; -.-.'- . V' II-
Great skill is acquired, by praetioe iu j
cutting the tops, as well as dexterously ,
raisiDg tne roots - -
tu-r.
Keep Hens Free from, LiceC
out ana ' wbitwasa tneir nouses) v.
1 To
Clean
thoroughly; whitewash the inside of the
DOXes in wuica taeu ueaia are yiauou , t
make their nests fresh and have" plenty'3
of ashes, sand or loose dirt in which the- -J
fowls can. at all times dust themselves. ,.! i
JC2"A.bon will lay tba first yeax ,
about 150 eggs; " the second 120; the
third 1 00dirainishing every year as ah "
grows old, or; and, says the Maine Far.- u ,
mer, she- should " go to pot " after tb
fourth.
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