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ASHLAND, ASHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1855.
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.f DR cltAKGE OF THE LIGHT
BBI6ADB AT BAL1RLAVA.
(Ttlbiiu literary compondent ofth Kew-
'fit Tvaa recantlr uid tbt Tenor'on coold
o wrlu th Uemea of tba present war. but
' tha rUwia hrlUtaf Ifrie, ' which w Uk from
Litt Imhmt, la aplaadid rafuUUaB of
a:katMawUm:V i .' '. .
: . Half a tvacva.haira luplt, s.
--.-.- '.. ! iUKtltuuuwul,
:! U I!-.
All io tin Uej of Ueath
Koda Ua aix hundred. '
Into tba Tallej of daath . .
Rode the eix hundred.
furiptimt an order wblrt ', -
Soaao ana had blondered, -
Forward, the Light Brigade t j
Take the gaoa." Kolan said ; ,
la to the valley or Daath ,
Bode the alz hundred.
orward. the Brigade l"
Ko man was there dismayed.'
t -if .
Baa though tha amdier knew
Home one had bloudered -.
, Theira not to make reply. .
Tbeira not toreaaon whyv - .
' Theira hut to do and die.
Into tha valley nf leath
Boda tha aix haadred.
' Cannon to right of them, ' 1 1
r, atm to ten of them. -i
Caaaoa In front of them .
Volleyed and tbuodered I
formed av with shot and shell,
"'Boldly they rode and well.
Into the )a we of Death.
-lato tha mouth of Hell
Bode the ai hundred,
flashed all theiTaahera bare . - '
: . Flaabed all at onre ia air, -n
Baboring tha gunnere there,' .
. Charging an army, while.
- Alt u world wondered I
Flanged in the battery anaoka '
With many a deaneraca atreko
The Ruaaian liae tbey broke t
Then they rode back, bnt not - --.
Hot too-stx hundred. '
Cannon to rile of them,
' rannon to left of them.
Cannon behind them ; .
Volleyed and thundered s " ' "
" Stormed at with aha, and ahall, .
'While horae and hero fell.
Those that bad fonght ao well ,
rune from the jawa of Death, ;
Back from the month of Hell,
- All that was left of them,
Loft of aix hundred.
VTben can their glory fade 1
. Oh tha -wild charge they made I
All the world wondered.
- Roaor tbe charge they made I
Honor tha Light Brigade,
' . Bobla six hundred 1
t--i - Cnm tea Flag X oar Union.) .
. ;.- THE FOEGED CHECK,
'J ' and .. .
-THE STOLEN JEWELS.
2 jr -J-- BT FEED. H0STEB.
. 'I I fti passicnome from my duties as
book-keeper ia the counting-house of an
' importing firm, in New Yook city, one
- craning, serenl yers ago, when nay
r-Btcps were . suddenly arrested by feel
"ing 'the pressure .of a hand. upon my
shoulder, as I hurried along. It was
' in the busy season of the year,, and I
bad been detained oat later than was
'ejustornhry ; and as the passage through
, 'which I . was hastening homeward, was
- - Bone of tbe pleasantest though it af
r forded a shorter cut to my lodgings than
- through the more thickly travelled
: streets aboya -I was startled, and turn-
isg instantly" about, I beheld the face
, mt m young man whom--1 did not rccog
. Bise at the moment, but whom I subse
. vuently found to be a peison with whom
I had in preriousyears been acquainted
" , Bomewhat.
. " I4 been looking for yon,'.' be said
-14 and I want your assistance. I am in
trouble." - ''
Whois it ?'! I asked,,
"Don't you remember Ned "Willetts,
"aBarelay ? - he said in a low tone.- v k
' I looked at him again, and asked : '
" 'jf Yes,' to be sure I do. , Cut what in
tbe world are you doing . here in the
dark alone, Ned, at this time of night ?
And where have you been, too, thesa
' five years back V-
" I'll tell you all about it, Barclay,
' If you'll give me the opportunity."
Where are you stopping?".,
i' " Nowhere. r I'v been ia town since
'noon only, and must leave very shortly
again.'. I am in trouble, and need aid
and advice. jShall I go home with you?"
-- Yes yes come, alone," I replied.
''JLud be took mj arm aa we hastened on
.tosetber. to my rooms. . lie said little
then, and not tintil I had becomo
; seated with him, in my little parlor
.where we were alone entirely, did he
-Bnbosom to me the details of the dilem-
'lna be was in.
,,I rerobered Ned' Willetts as a fine
."boy, when we were schoolmates togeth
- er and I recollected him as he grew up
to manhood, as a noble hearted, enter
;prisinir yonne man of thorough probity.
Aonestv and business tact. He went his
way. ' howver, at seventeen or eighteen
years old, and I went mine ; we bad not
met,, x repeat, lor some ioor or nve
years. He was still a, splendid looking
fellow, now about : three and twenty
vcars old. and to all appearances, as
.far as I eould judge, bad improved in
.liia nersoa - and manners - alike since I
.kst sight of him,, five years preyionslj.
, . At soon as the gas was let on in my
room I noticed at once that JNed was
xcited, and bis face and eyes showed
.that he had been without rest for an an-
fuaal time apparently.
" "Wbersdo you bail from Ned?" I
'asked, at length ; . "and what have you
been about ? You are in a fog, you say.
"What has happened ?"' ' ,
'li , " To begin at the beginning Barclay
-though I must bo brief, for you will
?m see that I am pressed for time I
Wnie from Baltimore, where I had been
-fgkged ia book-keepine. and was cash-
rf 10 iarire iewelrv establishment for
yean and : wore. There wa
. av.vi1" r xolaimed j " a women
Ifthp bottom of Uu, ehr "
. jjoq t stop : to interrupt mo; you
snail see in a lew words, as last as 1 can
come towards it, how it happened", re
sponded Willetts.-. And I thercforo per
tnitted him to proceed, without farther
Serious check or queries, -
". There was a -beautiful girl came in
to the store some months a so to make
some triilintr purchases, and I chanced
at tbe moment to be in the front of the
establishment, while one of the clerks
waited upon Ler I bad never neen sfrnck
with an v woman's appjaranaa before in
my life, and I should scarcely have no
ticed her but for her peculiarly sweet
tone of voice which, once heard, you nor
L could never torgct. Uarelay."
- ': Very likely.V r
" Well, shs went out, and I saw noth
ine more of her for a week : when she
axain called at the store. I saw her then
and twice thrice, I think afterward
before 1 spoke with cer. 'lhe young
clerk had learned her-name, and took
the liberty one day. . (at-my suggestion)
to introduce me. to her. .1 was greatly
pleased with her fine features and musi
cal voice, and I became better acquiin
ted witb tbe lady alter a time."
... " I soe a lovj aif iir,". said I.
" Well, wait. . I called on her at her
father's residence, and at length ; after
a year s acquaintance, I proposed to
marry - Uornena JJutonte that s ner
name and she-accepted my offer, with
her father s approval. - - buo had no
mother, and they boarded at a very con
venient and respectable bouse, near my
place of. business. ' -1 -exchanged my
lodgings, took a room at JMrs. itedlon s,
wbero they dwelt, and soon became in
timate with Mr. JJutonte, of course.
who,-at the - proper - time, ' and when I
was ready,- was to become 'my future
"I never knew, and never asked what
was Dutonte s oecupation. I did not
know but he had an income that suppor
ted the expences of himself and daugh
ter. ' I didn't know but he was in some
quiet profession or business that afford
ed him the means; and 1 am certain
Cornelia never knew anything whatever
about this except what her father volun
teered to tell her, which was very little,
However, I cared as little as I knew
about it. My own position was a good
one, and I knew that when I got ready
to marry bis dar cuter. 1 should bo
ready to support her. I never thought
anything about Datonte'a business, un
til, the day before vcst?rdav. I was call-
ed upon to witness a scene that has near
ly destroyed my life, I assure you so
sudden and awful in its consequences
has it turned out 1"
" What is it, pray T'
" Well, I went home from the store
as usual on Tuesday evening (it is now
b riday 'uieht,) and found Cornelia in
the deepest distress: and you can judge
of my consternation when she informed
me that a forcrery had just been discov
ered in which I was implicated, and cer-
tainljewels were missing which 1 was sup
posed to be in possession of :
" Where had you been?" I enquired.
" X had been absent about, twenty
miles out of town, during the day, and
did not calculate, when 1 left, to return
until the following morninir. 1 finished
the business that called me off, however
at night, and immediately took the cars
for home again, search had been mads
for me in the meantime, and those who
met Cornelia were injudicious ' enough
to hiLt their suspicions to her, in regard
to me, without once looking into my de
tails The forgery was committed up
on the name .of my emplorers, and the
jewels were missing from our store, you
ell, tvhat loilowsd r . , U ow were
WM implicated?" .
A portion of the jewels bad been
found." " -
" Where ?"
In my room, where I boarded."
" Are you the sole oceupant of the
apartment ?' ' '
" Yes: and when I went away. Hock
ed it, and had the key in my pocket !"
" And this forgery i llow is it f"
Curious; like the rest. The check is
precisely ours, and thero are two inias
g from the back of the check-book.
" Who has charge ot this book f "
"Noeonl but myself; I alone have
access to it, except when it is looked at
by my employers, iu my presence, as T
hold myself, accountable for the accura
cy of tho cash account. ' I therefore nev
er trust it out of the sate save when in
temporary use.", .".'..'
- The jewels were found in your locked
up room in your absence, you, say r"
" And you had the key of it ?"
" Yea."--.::: i", I -2 i " VX .l
"And when you returned home, and
learned ..what was transpiring, you run
away; and here you are, eh f '
; .'".Yes. No, no 1 not exactly that,
though I now see that this is a bad fea
tore cf the business. I ought not to
have left home a moment. 1 see : it is
unfortunate; but really this mistake
never occurred to me until this mo
ment. I wish I were safely back again,"
continued Ned, very thoughtfully.
" But then I could do nothing there.
You see, Barclay, I'll tell you what I
thought," continued poor Willetts, hur
riedly ; and then he suddenly stopped
and looking me strait in the eyes, said:
' " Of course, Barclay you don't for a
moment harbor the ' thought that I am
guilty of all this mischief?" f
Well, Ned, if I judge you by your
antecedents, and my.kuowledge of your
... i 1 . T l
excellent moral cuaracier wneu a kucw
you years ago. I say no emphatically.
i , . . i i - j : . t. ze
dui to De canaiu wiu juu, u juu m
to be judged by , the circumstanocs of
this case by itself I should say without
auy hesitation, that, as you have thus
far represented yourself, it looks aa
though you were in a dreadful tight
place," I replied.' I .
Bo 1 am. .Barclay; so x am. uat as
I was about to say I .thought of you in-
stantly I knew you were in the same
port of position here' that I occupied io
Baltimore, and I knew we bad been
friends and you could and would advise
with me. So I hurried and without any
one being made aware of my purpose or
route, to confer with you and see what
could be done. For myself. I have no
fears whatever..! assure you. But Bar
clay between us I think I know wFio is
the real forcer and rober I '
" Possible ! I exclaimed, astonished
"where is he?" -
"In Baltimore." ---
" What tho duce are you boing here
then?. Why did you not denounce him
and save your own credit f"
" no Barclay wait till yon hear all
I am engaged to be married to Cornellia
Dutonte, and in a few weeks wo inten
ded to have been wedded. Yon are my
friend ; the ' friend of my early years;
and you will be discreet when I tell you
1 am- satisued that her Joiner is the man
who has committed those two outrages
" sn 1 Don't breatho too
feel certain of it : and I will
how and why I suspect him."
Go on, then." '
" When I have been bard pressed
with labor, in the busy season of the
year, 1 have sometimes taken my hie ot
cancelled bank checks home, at evening
fqr examination at my leisure when the
monthly bank account was made up.
The old man has frequently assisted me
in this work, and thus had the opportu
nity to ascertain the character and form
of Our checks. : Two months since I
missed one of the cancelled , blanks : bu
as it had been paid at bank, and was of
no use, 1 did not suspect what might
have bocome of it. It was . printed la
blue ink, and the firm's cypher only was
engraved upon tho corner., X now see
how easily it may have -been coppied
and . counterfeited and the signature at
tached, by a skilful hand. JNo one bu
he bad the opportunity to do this.
Then as to the robery, Dufonto had often
called to see me of course, at the store,
where he would tarry sometimes an hour
at a time, lie has chosen bis opportu
nity, X have no doubt, and purloined
the jewels. But what renders the trans
action the more infamous is tho fact as
I believe it to be that, when this affair
has been discovered, ho has unqnestion
ably found aecess to my room iu my ab
sence, by means of a false key, and do
posited a part of the gems where suspi
cion must inevitably light on me, to save
" Well, Ned, your story is a plausible
one, Lrod graut you a sale deliverance
from your dilemma!, But can it be pos
sible that the man who knew you to be
engaged in marriage to bis daughter.
couia do bo neartiess and villainous as
' IIo is a coward you see, Barclay.
llcw he has obtained the means hither
to to keep up his apparent respectabili
ty, as 1 have already said, I do not
know; but I am now convinced that he
i3, sub rosa, a dishonest man. This fact
(if I am correct) cannot, ought not to
injure Cornelia in my esteem for she is
as guileless as she is affectionate and
beautiful. 1 will vouch for her."
" What then do you wish to da Ned?"
" I would avoid an exposition and its
consequences, and save him and her if
possible,' said Ned, anxiously. " For
I am sure if my suspicions prove to be
correct, Cornelia would die of shame aud
terror at her father s error and the dis
grace that must follow.
" llow can 1 aid you then ?" I inquir
ed ' . .
Well, the forged check is for six hun
dred dollars, and the lost gems are said
to be valued at a venture, at about five
hundred more. I have saved something
over six hundred dollars out of my sal
ary for tho past two years with which I
intended to get married. , This happi
ness I will forego for the present, and 1
can thus make good the amount, of the
check. Now if you will loan me five
hundred dollars. I will pay for the lost
jewels, arrange tho whole thing with my
employers, who are reasonable men. I
and to whom I will frankly explain all
my suspicious, and thus save him and
her. anil mrsulf. Will von assist win r
I will, pay you within tho next ' eight
mouths, on my honor, Barclay."
X could net withstand this appeal.
though I have not seen this , former
friend for nearly five years, and I had
no means of knowing that hia " whole
story was not a ruse to swindle me out
of five hundred dollars neatly 1 Such
things had been done.' I lived in New
York city, where similar operations were
every week as plentiful almost as black
berries in August. IS at the most im
portant bar to my wish to gratify my
mend, was a almost insurmountable one.
I hadn't one' hundred dollars at that
moment in the world, to say nothing of
five times that amount I Ana 1 said :
Ned, I appreciate your uncomfort
able fix, but I swear to you, I haveu't
got this money."
" Can't you get it Barclay i v
" Well, when ?
"To-night, I must fly henco or re
turn by to-morrow's boat. I can't must
not, wont go back to Baltimore unless I
can see my way out of this peril before
L turn my steps thither! Ao, never!
never 1 "
I don't know about this, though,
Ned," I continued, on reflection. "Come,
take a glass of Madeira with me, and
let us see how far you ought to go to
save this scoundrel." ,' .. . T
"No; thank you, Barclay. I haven't
tasted a drop of wine for seven years.'
JJxouso me : but for xleavcn s sake,
strain a point and procure me this mon
ey. I arrived here this afternoon, and
watched for you three long hours, for
my only hepa is wit'.i you. I saw you
leave the store, for I would not venture
in under the circumstances, .lest some
thing might occur to involve me ia the
future iu this affair, and I did not want
you to suffer from having been Been in
my company.. - .
This honorable and considerate act x
could not but value, though it might
never have causod me trouble under any
circumstances, and I replied quickly :
" Ned, at what hour to-morrow morn
ing do you desire to leave town ? "
" At nine o'clock, by the Camden and
The money shall be ready," I said.
" Give mo your note on demand for five
hundred dollars with interest, and I will
raise the cash 'for you." --
' IIo quickly drew up the note, tarried
with me over night,and X crossed over to
Jersey City with him next morning at
half past eight after placing iu his
hands the money ho wanted. 1 Poor Ned
ho seemed happy enough when I finally
shook- his honest hand at parting, witu
the prospect . before him; of being able
soon to extricate himself and xmtonte
from present ieopardy.
At Baltimore, very little nad yet Deen
said about tho trouble. jNed illcttj
had been away two days, and the sus
picions against him bad been increased
from bis continued absence, uuronte
was sullen and quiet (as usual,) for . he
was always an uncommunicative man
and nobody. thought of him as . being
privy to this double-dealing ; but Will
etts returned at last in satety. . ; . .
His first interview, after reaching
home, was with Cornelia, whom ho satisfi
ed clearly of his entire innocence of the
suspicious that existed against mm,
though it was passing strange to her
mind how the jewels could be found with
in his room, while it was locked up and
he had the key,' unless, he carried them
there in some way. As to the "forged
check, she . knew nothing of it. But
leaving her,- he repaired to his employers
at once, where he proposed - to lay- tho
whole case 'open to them," and beg them
to accept remuneration for the pucuniary
loss, and hush the matter up, under the
peculiar circumstances. . But he arrived
too late 1
Tho forged check, had that day been
traced out, ; and Dufonte was directly
implicated, greatly to the relief of Ned:s
employers, who confided in his integrity
to the very last moment, notwithstanding
tho circumstances were so decided against
him. lie laid his plans open to his em
ployers at once, explained to them tbe
delicate position he suddenly found him
self placed in, and offered them, the
money to cover all their loss ; but they
would not accept it, nor would they
think of taking a sum from Willetts at
any rate, knowing as they did how ill he
could afford to submit to this sacrifice,
. Besides this, it was out of their power
to enter into any such arrangement with
out subjecting themselves to the charge
of aiding in compounding a felony, since,
the officers of the law had taken the
subject iu hand, and were then searching
for Dufonte, who bad been quietly warn
ed by Willetts that trouble was brewing
for him, and unless he could mako a bold
stand, he had much better bo out of the
Dufonte was an .Lnglisbman, as the
event proved, and had married iu this
country. He was a "man without prin
ciple, eunning, shrewd and speculative
and he had contrived thus lar, by hook
or crook, to keep his head above water,
and educate his only chill Cornelia,
whom he never informed regarding his
business or prospects ; be was tempted
in an ungarded moment to procure the
check from .Ned's hie, and afterwards
counterfeited it ; and when the oportuui-
tv offered him to seize tbe little box of
jewels at Willcttij' store he added that
wrong to his first serious error, lie did
not expect to be trapped, but finding
himself cornered, he entered tho book
keeper's rooms by means of a skeleton
key, and left the larger portion of the
gems in Willets' bureau (were they were
afterwards found.) in tbe belief that be
could manage the ugly affair' best at
least, and could better, afford to-assume
the peril that awaited him !' We have
already seen how Ned, in his generosity
of heart, made returns lor this con
tempiatcd injury, xiaa it Deen in ins
power, he would have saved Dufonte at
heavy cost to himself ; but this was im
lleturning home again, be songhl
Cornelia, and found her busily cngagod
in packing up a trunk of clothing. He
instantly urged her to take the earliest
ineaus to communicate with her father,
if possible, and beseech him to fly with
out delay, lie taen explained every
ing to his affianced, and showed her
that this course alone could serve . to
avoid future disgrace. He placed in
her hands three . hundred dollars, and
bade ber pay it over to Dufonte, lest he
should lack ready means with which to
escape, and he reassured Cornelia that
she should bejluly cared for, meantime,
and that he would marry her very short
ly, thus placing her beyond the reach of
present care or harm. Cornelia found
her. father secretly ( as they had agreed
upon,) within tho next two hours, when
she paid him the money and parted with
him amid tho deepest grief, liut there
was no other way. The officers were
after him, the laws had baan'grossly vio
lated, and he knew it ! : He fled to Eng
land forthwith, and saved himself and
his child the pain and disgrace that must
surely have attended his arrest and con
viction of his two crimes
Two. months after this, a carriage
halted at tho door of my lodgings in
New York, and there stepped out from
it a young gentleman whom I instantly
recognized as my friend Nod, who was
accompanied by a sweet looking girl at
tired as a fashionable bride. - I saw the
soquel instantly. Ha handod her into
our house, and presenssd her to me as
his wife. It was Cornelia Dufonte.
They had been married three days pre
viously, in Baltimore, and were now on
wedding tour towards Niagara. She
was & magniacent woman, truly, and X
was not surprised that Ned should havo
been thus attraoted to .her. He called
me aside, paid mo five hundred dollars,
and two months' interest ; took up his
note, and left me few minutes after,
for one of the North River boats; be
was then bound to Albany. ' :
The robbery and forgery were finally
suffered to be forgotten. Nod informed
is employers that there was no ,doubt
the guilty man bad left the country, and
the pursuit was at bis request given up.
So frankly and candidly had Ned man
aged the whole ' affair from the outset,
that no injury ever occurred to him per
sonally. His employers abated no jet
of their previous limited confidence in
his honesty, and would -never listen a
moment to his oTer to indemnify them
for. their. lot, . They sympathized with
him, hoj ev.$r, like men and Christians,
03. thay-CweriJj; and n the amount, was
trifling iu reality to them, and they were
thoroughly satisfied that my friend could
not have prevented the occurrences uu
der ordinary circumstances, they finally
charged the deficits to profit and loss ac
count, and referred to-the unfortunate
affair no further. . .; ;
- UM xmtonte Has never been seen in
this country since. Mr. and Mrs. Wil
letts are now living iu a small towri in
Pennsylvania, ' contented, happy,' and
well to-do in a pesuniary way. And
surrounded by a pretty family of chil
dren they have long siuce forgotten the
temporary trouble that succeeded -The
Forged Check, and the Stolen Jewels."
PTJffCH TO THE LADIES.
Sleeves AsnaSAUc?, The moat stu
pid and ugly fashions always last the
longest. Two years the long, dresses
have svept tho streets. For the last
twelve months bonnets bave been flying
off the head, and so, probably they will
continue for twelve mora.' As to, long
dresses there 13 something to b.e said for
them. They ara convenient to aged
lxdics.. , . They , enable , them to enjoy
without attracting remark, the comfort
of list slippers and rollers for their poor
old ankles. . They render it possible tor
young ladies to wear bleches and high-
lows. thereby avoiding damp leet, and
to save washing, by making one pair of
tings last a week. ao they will
doubtless continue to be worn while the
laws of fashion are dictated by & play,
footed beauty, or a lady troubled with
bunions. But this kind of apology can
not be made for hanging sleeves. X hey
are not only abajrJ, but inconvenient.
They are always getting in the way of
the sauce and butter boat. . Your wife
cannot holp y a to a potatod" across tho
table but she upsats her glass, and
breaks it with her dangling sleeves. It
may be said that your wife has no busi
ness to hand potatoes that there ought
to bii footmen ia attendance f r that pur
pose. Uertamiy, or else sue should not
wear the sleeves. But ladies must, of
course, follow the height of fashion.
whether suitable to their circuuistanoca
or not. Could not the leaders of fash
ion, then, in pity to the less opulent
classes, devise and sanction a kind of
sleeve adapted to life in a oottage
whether noar a wood or elsewhere to
b3 called cottage sleeves, aud to be worn
bv the genteel cottage classes without
prejudice to their gentility. . -
women and 11 Ainmoirr.
Most women possess a talent, and by
no means au uneducated one, for inatri
mony. At first, with common-minded
girls, it evaporates in flirtatious ; when
that does not do, they siuk luto the senti
mental, quoto poetry, and catch vulgar
colds in their heads by " baying at the
moon," though, if they can help it, not
in " sequestered-solitude.'' We have
known the sentimental contiuue alter
thirty; but generally speaking, ladies
assume a different character at that antiquated-maidenly
period;, they become
geologists, or conohologists, or moralists,
or sectarians , or anything but rution
alists I An unmarried woman feols her
self desperately circumstanced bstween
thirty and forty sue does not consider
any of the lords ot creation toe youQg
or too old-a-she catches at all, and
should bo especially avoided by minors
as wpn as majors she grows absolutely
dangerous when neariug forty, though
wheu once that awful number is passed
we have known the most indefatigadle
husband-hunter threw up her forlorn
hope, and become, even among men a
tolerably safe, and a very agrooable com
panion. , There are exceptions ; 1 oor
Miss Maxwell wasoaecartaiuly ; for sho
huntte f on, until hunted down by Death.
A Son of the Great Napoleon be
fore: Sevastopol. it is said that taa
authority of Gen. Canrobert is not queg,
tioned or hozgled at, as was that of St.
Arnaud. " He is bcleived to be tha son
of the Emperor Napoleon and of Mad
ame de 'ltaioey. .- 'He passed tho early
portion of bis life in- the enjoyment of
the ease and tnsouisance which a large
fortune can bestow, and it was not until
called from his life of. dissipation to at
tend upon the dying bed of his mother
that ho learned tne secret 01 nis Dirtn.
Imediately, notwithstanding the acces
sion of fortune suddenly acquired by his
mother's death, notwithstanding - the
habit of idleness and luxury he had in
dulged iu ever since his birth, he declar
ed that, with such blood in his veins, he
should - scorn to remain inaoUve.; 11 a
instantly set out for Algiers as a volun
teer . in the Chasseurs, and has risen by
slow degrees to the station he now occu
pies. ' The moral, effect ot bis relation
ship to the great Napoleon has been im
mense . upon tho troops under his com
mand, and enabled bim to obtain au as
sendency which St. Arnaud never could
acquire. -. '
. Pork Cake. A Yankee lady has
just handed me the recipe with the re
quest that it be published in the RuraL
Tase 6 oz. pork (fat) chopped fine, pour
on half cup ' molasses, two tea-Bpoons
full saleratus, fruit and spice to your
taste, and flour to thicken. The above
recipe makes a great saving, especially
wheu pork is so cheap and butter so high.
1L, Mill Plain, Conn. .
A M AONiriciENT Etc op Sciejsck.
The teleseope recently procured for the
Observatory at Ann Arbor, Michigan,
is to be the third in size in the world.- t
The object glass, is thirteen inches in j
(Prom tbe Boston True Flag.) "
"WHO IS FAWNY FE3N?" A PLAIN
r STATEMENT OF FACTS.
Speak of me aa I am ; nothing axtennate),
Nor set down aught ia malice. Othclio.
In consequence of the recent issue of
a work of fiction, the distinguished fea
ture of which is an attempt to embody,
in the guise of romance, partial' account
of the public and private history of the
literary star whose tame graces ' the
head of this article, we consider it due
to our readers, who wero the first to form
the acquaintance of Fanny as a writer;
due also to ourselves, to the public gen
erally, .and above all to the' personal,
friends and relatives of tho lady in ques
tion, to answer, in as plain and concise
a manner as possible, the oft-repeated
inquiry " V ho is 1 anny I ern .
Fanny's maiden name was Willis.
Sho is the daughter of Mr. Nathaniel
Willis, one of our most industrious and
respectable townsmen, now a man well
advanced in years. It is scarcely nec
essary to add that she is sister to Mr.
N. P. Willis, the brilliant essayist and
poet. - -. . t .
Mr. Willis, senior, " commenced life'
as a mechanic, and at tbe time of his
marriage, worked at the case as a jour
neyman printer, lie afterwards pub
lished the Eastern Argus, in Portland
Meetiug with reverses in that city, ho
removed to Boston, where ho establish
ed, and, for many years, edited the ''Ile-'
coraer, the oldest religious paper; in
lew binsiand. - ' '-
Mr: .Willis has met with a similar ex
perience to that of most men of hia. call
ing, lie never made a fortune at pub
lishing. At the present time, although
aged and infirm, he finds it necessary to
devote his'failing energies to the publi
cation of. that agreeable juvenile,-the
"Youth's Companion.'' Ytt, notwith
standing his narrow means, Mr. Willis
contrived at how great a sacrifioo only
parents can guess to give his sons and
daughters that education which is a poor
man s noblest legacy.
In accordance with the course ho had
wisely planned for his children, Sarah
Willis, the veritable Fanny, was favor
ed with an early introduction into the
seminary of Miss Catharino Beecher, in
Connecticut. At this well conducted
establishment, tbe roost popular in. the
country, at tho time, Miss 1 anny recei
ved her first strong impressions of life
and the world. - We have never heard
her spoken of as a very apt or studious
pupil. Staid works of philosophy and.
Icaraiogwere not much to her taste.
But frow the prohibited pages Of roman
ces and poems, eagerly devoured iu se
cret, her craving genius derived an ac
tive stimilus. -, ;
Already sho had becomo a keen dis
secter of the human heart, and she found
plenty of pleasant practice for tho scal
pel rf her wit among the young ladies
of the school. Here, too, the novel and
startling experiences of the boarding
school niritation gave their warm color
ing to her future life. Fanny possessed
a largo capacity for this description of
Knowledge, and her writings show a bet
ter memory for those pleasant branches
of female education than .for the dry
rules of syntax and prosody. In fact,
the best of her sketches are transcripts
of her school-girl life for Fanny writes
well only when giving the coucentr'ated
vinegar and spice of her. own experien
ces. : -.' . - :
-. Our limits compel us to pass oyer the
interval betweaa Fanny's graduation at
Dliss XSeecbcr s school, and the next im
portant step, to which young ladies look
forward with such anxious interest. " At
a period ot well-matured, womanhood.
Sarah Willis became Sarah Eldridge.
The fortunate husband of tbe yet unde
veloped genius, was an only child the
son of the late Dr.- Eldridge, a highly
esteemed physician in one of our sur
b urban towns. Two daughters, the
fruit of this union, now reside with their
mother iu New York. One ia about
ten, and the other we should judge from
her appearance to be fifteen, years of age.'
jlr. li, Id ridge enjoyed a handsome in
come from hia services as cashier of the
Merchants' Bank, ' the largest institu
tion of tho kind : in this city.. Now, wc
esteem the domestic virtues cf economy
and prudence ; but a penurious mode of
life is not so readily pardoned as the op
posite extreme of lavish expenditure;
aud tho devoted hnsband of so spirited
a young wife, may certainly be excused
tor " living " to the extent of his means.
But as Othello very properly observes,
" Who can control his fate?" Hal tho
young banker been as wise as he was
generous and indulgent,- be would have
looked forward through the long bright
vista of tha present, to the proverbial
rainy da-, liable at any time to be
fall us. In the pride of manhood he
was cut off by a sharp, quick "stroke
from Death's remorseless baud, and the
wife and mother, awakening "suddenly
from her gay dreams, saw afiiiction end
widowhood descend upon her like a pall.
X ortunately for the subject of our
sketch, her father, though poor, as we
have said, hastened to make what pro
vision ho could afford for the comfort of
the broken family. Nor did Dr. El
dridge turn a deaf ear or pass by oh the
other side. Some bitter thoughts' were
doubtless occasioned by the remem
brance of the luxuries of which she had
been so suddenly bereft. - It was bard
to sink like a star behind the hills of ad
versity to pass suddenly from a gay
aud splendid career into tne obscurity
ofa more common-place and quiet life;
and we can excuse the sensitive Fanny
for some unreasonable complaints ; but
thanks to her own and ' her. husband's
father, die - had the consolation ' and
troasare of a home a home, which, bow;
ever modest,' was in every respect com
fortable, and not altogether inelegant. '
Sarah Eldridge was now in 'the full
flush and vigor of womanhood and a
widow! It is a wise provision of na
ture which ordains that the most - deep-
lr wounded heart shall not always bleed
Hope springs from the ashes of grief
1 lme paries tne aread past, and lifts
- ' " - s " enem-
the curtain from tho glowing future.
Night comes, that another morning with
all its glory and freshness, may dawn
upon the earth. Why then wasto the
energies 'of youth- iu mourning over
graves? 'They will, not give up their
dead; already the spirit of the one
looks - down upoa U3 from blissful
spneres, and says, JJe happy!- to our
sorrowing hearts. Sneh a voice , came
to the young' widow. -' Sho called reason
and laith to her aid. Sho saw. herself
still blooming and attractive ; the same
inviting world lay all around her; she
loDged for sympathy, for change, for
life: " Her first matrimonial venture
proved -a happy one; and the memory
thereof induced ber to risk' another voy
age on wedlock's, perilons sea. Thus it
might have been the very power of love
that bound' her to her first husband,
which threw open the welcoming doors
to the advances ot a new, suitor. . -
' Mr. Farringtoni a merchant of Bos
ton a man of energy and upright char
acter made an offer of his hand.- . He
had himself enjoyed matrimonial expe
rience was himself a parent- and was
well qnalilied to -pympathizo with the
young widow. They sought mutual
consolation in marriage. But scarce was
the honeymoon over, when that mutual
consolation was followed by mutual sur
prise. Fanny learned to her Borrow
that all husbands are not equally fond
and indulgent ; and the bridegroom dis
covered that Mrs. F. No. 2, was not the
exact - counterpart of Mrs.. F. No. 1.
The contrast was, in fact, so vast and
amazing, that it seemed to roquire soli-,
tude and quiet, to consider it in all. its
bearings. -Accordingly, Mr. Farrington
resorted to travel and change . of scene,
journeyed westward, and has not since
been seen on the down-cast slope of the
continent. -' The slender tie of affection
betweea the happy pair, - thus long
drawn out, like a thread of India rub
ber, finally snapped. , From the auction
marts of one of our western courts,' it is
said, that Mr. F. gave out three war
nings: cried " Going ! going! gone I"
and knocked down his wife with the
hammer of divorca. ' Fanny was regu
larly sold. - So tho story goes.: It-is
also rumored that she was at one time
connubially advertised in the papers.
We state these items as mere reports,
although we have them from seemingly
authentic sources. Should there be
any mistake any where, it will be cbcer-i
fully corrected. . ...
It is somewhere related, that a poor
soldier having had, his skull fractured.
was told by the doctor that his brains
were - visible. '" Do write to father," be
replied, " and tell him of it, for he' al
ways said I had no brains." - How many
fathers and mothers tell their children
such, and how. ofteu does such a remark
contribute not a little to prevent any de
velopment of tho brain. A grown np
person telis a cmld he is brainless, or
foolish, Or a blockhead, or that ho is de
ficient in some mental or moral faculty,
and nine cases out ten tho statement is
believed, or it not fully believed, the
thought that it may be partially so, act
like an incubus to repress the confidence
and energies of that child. Let any
person look back to childhood's days and
he can doubtless recall many woids and
expressions which exerted such a discour
aging or encouraging influence over him,
as to tell upon his whole future course
of life." .. . . J" .-- ' . .--
We knew an ambitious boy, whe, at
the 'age of ten years, had become so de
pressed witb fault-finding and reproof,
not. duIyV mmgled -. with encouraging
words,, that at that early age he longod
fur death to take him out of the world, iu
which he conceived he had no abilities
to" rise. ' But while all thus appeared
so dark' around bim, and he had so often
been told of faults and deficiencies that
he seemed - to himself the dullest and
worst of boys.. and while none of his good
Qualities bad been mcotioDed, and he be-
licved be bad none, a single wora 01
. - - - . -a - - , , -
praise and appreciation, carelessly drop
ped in his hearing, changed bis whole
course of thought.- , We have often heard
him say . that that word saved him.-
Tho moment he thought he could do well,
e resolved that he would and he has
dono well. Parents, these are impor
tant ' considerations. '. Sometimes,- en
courage jour children, without an " -
Do not always tell tuem tney can De
good or can do well if they will do thus
or so. well, and that there is nothing to
hinder them. Americau Agriculturist.
BEANS FOR SOUP,
' The usa of beans as. an article of food
is not so considerable as it should - be.
Beans are the most nutrions nf all kinds
of food used by man. Chemical analy
sis, and. the experience of those who
make extensive use of them, demonstra
tes this. Besides, they are the most
economical food which can be : used for
the support of a family. Those - who
find the times hard are most respectful
ly invited to try the experiment. '
. - To provide an excellent dinner-healthful,-
palitable and nutrious take
a pint of beans with one gallon of water,
and the heef bones wo are . accustomed
to throw into the street. :'Boil all to
gether (adding a few potatoes if conve
nient,) until the beans beoome soTt
add salt and pepper to suit the taste,
and dinner is ready. s.Sucb a dinner
costs next to nothing; and will rest ea
sier upon the stomach than venison
6teaks, quail or patridge, washed down
with champaigne. '- .. '
A piece of fat beef thrown into the
pot, will give a pretty, good flavor to
soup, porridge, or such a dish as I have
named. ' But if voa want the genuine
flavor uso (ones such bones as are usu
ally thrown away. . There ia a flavor ob
tained from the bones, which is not ob
tained from the fat, which is net given
from solid meat. Journal' of Com
I jT'T 1"-' T"""" " PuroT
j delights which tho world besides cannot ;
SOLEMN WARNINGS AS TO WO-
I have' told thee, my -son, and Ibid
thctf ncvei" to forget it many" men have
perished through the1 bcatity cf a woman. .
Through Eve; the first man through
Delilah, the strongest man ; through the
wife . of Uriah.1 tha most religious man j
by reason ot strnnge womrp; the wisest '
Bia-o fltl miserably fo-L ' Wliy art thou". '
tbon,"tbat thou darest to behave thysolf
toward them - without prudent caution r
O my son, Q my dheiplo t : Art thou
above thy master? And if I, thai, am
unchangable holiness, was al.wjiys most
cautious, as regards, women, can it be
right for thee.a reed 'shnken with thrf
wind, to be incautious ? ' To me, fadeed,
there could be no danger ia their conyer
sation : but I wished to give thee an ex
amble,' that" thou shouldest do likewise.
Learn: therefore", from ' ms, to havo but
seldom a short conversation with them.
Learn not . to address foolish women of
Samaria, exceyt for their conversion, and
to ' suggest repentance. " Learn not , to-
ave. words with s'nfal women, that are.
ashamed and humbled except to giva
them' peace,' and to teach tLera a e'ew
way. Learn not to, talk with 'pious
Canaunitish woman, execpt it bo with a
grave and austero goodness, licarn to
repel from .thee, eveu with authority,
them that come unto thee by reason' of
the order of thy! sanctity,' if they sbow
too,. much a merely human affection
Learn "not to vis't the holy, womsn-wtha
Marys and the Marthas except for the
sake of thy friend Lazarus', their brother
or for the sake cf occasion of religionor.
of charity. ; Learn not to ttlk unto them
of, worldly trifle?, but of tU& one thing
needful, and of the better part of .thoso
things which are above." Loar'n not to
visit women that are rroud, or idle, or'
busy-bodies,". "or given to dress, or to the"
vanities ot the world; buV-to-go to and
comfort them that are sick, or that arcr
sad at 'the death of -Lazarus, or that are5
wcepiDg at lhe death of an only son.
Learn to avoid all suspicions : and what'
ever may be invented with any appear
ance of probability, have ft care to avoid
its being invented .5 .
Ibrqcitt of Kats. in giving an ac
count of the storm in Boston on Friday,
the-' Chronicle of that city says : ,
At the,-wharves,;- owing to the high
water, a large number of rats were killed
by unemployed laborers. --.The vermin"
jtcre oau-tofcjtva th.e;r boles or re
main and be drownded, and as they 'ap
peared, parties of Irishmen- waiting" fo
jobs, chased them about the docks with
clubs, and stones.' :In one instance the
men had driven two into an .-empty
building on Commercial street, where
there was no mods of egress except
through the door. . This the men fasten
ed, and and forming a circle, drove the
animals into a corner,- and prepared to
doepatch them, ... The rats rendered des
perate, sprang at the throat of the near- '
est Irishman, and one succeeded in fas
tening his long,vsharp teeth in tho man's
handkerchief which he woro around his
neck, and held his jaws firmly clasped
until killed. Luckily the handkerchief
was thick, so that the animal's teeth
did . not touch the man'hroat. " Th
rat's companion sprang at his Intended
victim, missed him, and was knocked over -by
a club. , They v. ere enormous large .'
fellows, and would have made a dinner -for
half a dozen Chinamen. V
- A Faiti Retortv A correspondent
of the Home Journal in a notice ofa
wedding he bad recently attended, gives
an amusing account of the discomfiture
of a'beau. in an' attempt ta get the up
per hand ofa young girl, whom, from
her modest downcast eyes, and unpresu-'
ming demeanor, he doubtless thought a
fair buit for his shafts of wit.. "
Do you know what I was thinking"
of all the time during the ceremony?'
asked he. '.' -'" ' '
"No sirYwbat ?"
'Why, I was blessing' my' stars "that
f twas' not the br2ddgroora..,,
- " And I suppose the bride was doing ,
the same thing," rejoined bis fair an--tagonist,'
- ; ' ,?
: Contextmext. Coroteutment is . a'
beautiful thing. -" It fringes every shad
ow with sunshine- and -gives, .to every
cloud a silver lining: it attunes our sad'
dest thoughts to strains of hopelessness
and like an angel, leads us ever forward
in pathsof peace and joy.- It' is to tho
soul of man what wealth is to his body
the source of happiness and tho crown of
pleasure. .The. man -who has. content
smiling at bis feasts, Is a king among Lis
fellows ; he who has it pot is' a beggar,
ever though he revel in wealth and bon-
s. . " ' . .-';- ' . -.
" 1 1 1 - ' '- ' s 3
Steam Engine for -Peru. 3Iessrsl.
Hittingcif & 2sickels, machinists! of this
city,- have just completed for the govern-
mcnt to l'eru, two six-horsa pile driv
ing engines, with all the apparatus com
plete for the business. - They "are now
awaiting the sailing of a vessel, to; bf -
shipped to that country. They ore to'
be used in building new wharves and
dry docks, already contemplated by tha
Peruvian government. Charleston Ad
"-.""' '- ' - V ' '- ' - -
The Iibel: Law. Judge Oaklev. of
Michigan, recently expressed an opia
ion that when a. editor of a newspaper
merely stated a rumor that is abroad
such, for example, as that a certain per
son'r.aming him, had issued stock ille
gaily-and .absconded, he shoald be ex
onerated, provided, that it was a. faot '
that the rumor existedjaltboughnot.txne
in such, a case there is 110 intent to
do.iojciry, and there, is no m&liae: ;A
circumstance that is, commonly, spoken
of in business circles aa a matter ,of 'pub
Ho interest ought not to be regarded 'a
libelous when on editor states it";
' 2"Bil! Brown says that bis 8hS
bai rooster is so tall that ho 'htfl t
down upon his knce3 to cxowl . . .