jgHmiLA WEEKLY TELEeMEffi
VOLUME IX. NO. XXXX.
3FLH3HUD. Tn fi enRn i rn t. i -v n -i ' - - - : " " '.rmr
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0, SATURDAY MORNING, 0CT0BEE 2, 1858.
-a.:d v.a ixrcau.
WHOLE NUMBER m?-
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
StrlcUy In advaiwia, 1 Wit tin end of ill niontha, 1 Ti
ll Um end of the year,
Ont eouare one week $ 60
-ne eiuer three weeka 1 00
iien-iuare th e. moi. 8 Wt
Two ajium three moe. 3
two witierc. ri luon. A
aire fritftrt one ye-ir K 00
four ninaree one' vm 12
on. euare tt rn.. ' 4 00
en. iuare 0n9 rt.ir 6 00
half column on year !is 00
Buiineea Card, of not lr alx lino )iet year
Twelve lltios or lea of thl. ilr-e letter mike a amiar..
Obituary Notice, of n nr. than DvP IIiok. lilil.fr nf general
tnieroii, win ue iiirvi mo ai tue 11101. rate a. advertUlug mattei
of every dcicrlptloa attended to on call, In the roott tactcful
J-AltltlUK.S' II K K OF ASH MIII LA.
from A. II. to li f. and From 1 to 8 P. M.
Eachwge on New York half per cent.
FARRINOTON A HALL. rhysicinns and
ouimin-vjur ai uie 01a aiauu 01 lr rairlugtnn. . .
.. II. rAMtlKUI-ON, . D.l me. MALL. . n,
Mitnbula, Jam 1, lHitl.
OI'IIEXtTssTmTd., Moiirouville, Huron
& W at
Law, Je:rr.nn, A.liUbula bounty, Ohio. Pai-tlculnr atten
tion paid to I'ciiaiun, Bounty-Land, and Patent Application.
Alum:t 8. IU1.1.,
SHERMAN A FARMER, Attorneys
Conwllni at Lev, Aabtubula. Ohio.
CM AULES BOOTH, Attorney-
.ellnr at Law. Anhtaltiila, Ohln.
V. H. UM.UWtA.U, Attorney ut Law
Junta Oh I" -, i:iuaii(uer of Pwia for Michigan
'me urea eoora want Ml UK Tromuat Hoaue,
CHAKFKE. & UOOlUJURYr-At1n'TS,
J.tr.non, A.hUbnla county, Ohio., 410
N. L. CiUFnta, E. It. WoODnriiT. '
FrSC flOUSK. A.8liUbuln,01iio, K. L.
IIOLnaoo, lroprt.tr. Aa (Irniiim iunin to and from
Mr. train of un. AUo, a good liery-talil kept In con
necti'in wit tliii k4awa,ta convey paaaenrer to any dnlred
nnlnt. - - 412
HOUSE Jolm Tlionipson
ASHTABULA II0USE,-Robert C. Warm-
tngton. Afthtatmla. f.
8. BENTIAM, Jr., Dealer in Dry Goods, tirorc-
tnif, Crockery and Claas W are, and all tliott. ail idea uaually
tuund inauotnph'tc and well aupplied Ctiunliy Store. New
Building, aecuuj door outil of Uj link House, Ailitutiula,
EDWARD II. ROBERTsTleuler in Fanrv
and Stiiple 0ryGood, I.uillcV C'loaka, Kuia, fkirta, ('nrrota,
C'lioico timcriea, aholf iiardware, crockerv, Arc, Ac, Fik'a
Mlftclt, AnhUbula, O. 41U
TYLER As. COLLINS. De.ilera in Dry Goodii,
OrocHea, Crockery. Uoeita and Slniea, Hats, Can, fcc., A.,
next door South of AalitabuU IIous, Aiit:ibnla, o. Id
J. P. ROBERTSONVDculer iDiy Goods,
Crucerl.a, llardwaie, Crockery, I'rovlrinn., lloota and
nkcvil, BJid every other cIhm of Ouoda uxually Inuked for
In t t'irat tJlaaa Country ntjirt. C'uurtoay and fair dcnllng
arv bu. iiiuucvmenui ouercu ror a ainuc 01 publto lavor.
maiuKireci, A.uieuuia t'Ulo.
UOUT A MORRISON. Dealers iu Dry Goods,
Uroceriea, Doote and rihoea, llata and Cnpn," Hardware,
I'rocleiy, llookf, l'uiuta, CiJe, Ac, 1 oat COicc teiioii'?,
GEORGE WILLARD, Denier in Dry Goods,
Uroceriea, llata, Caiia, Iliint. and Hlme, Croclieiy, tllaxn
war, niauufiteturer of ready-made Clnthinir. Alao, w hnle-
auie ana rewtiueawrtn llanlwai, .sd.llrv, Nall(lnn,Steel,
fruira and Mmlicineis I'aiuta, OIU, UyoaUiua, it. Main
trw-t, Aahtaoula. 419
j . G. WRIGHT, Denier iu Millinery Good.-.,
Worked Collar, ami Sleeve., and Faucy Good. Xct door
to the l'nt oiHee. A9
WELLS & FAULKNER. Wlioleauiu und
llenill Healer. In Wetcrn ltener-e Mutter and Cheeae,
Dried Fruit and Flour. A.htabaula, Ohio. Or-leia reapect
fuilv iwllcited, and tilled at tlie l.owe.t caehcoet. 41
PRENTD'E A SMTTH, General oTocera and
D.iler. In Provisiuna, Produce, and ao forth, Main atreet,
A.litabitla, Ohio. ' '416
S. R. BECITWITII, Surgical uud Mechanical
Ornllkt Colbrook, Ohio. 347
Watches, Jewelry, ete.
0.' A. AMSDEN. Jeweler. Repair-ins; or till
kind, of Watchea, Cloctn, and Jewelry. SLoii, opposite the
Fink liouM. AnhUbula, 0. 41S
A. W. STEELE, Watch nnd Clock Miker, und
' neater in Jewelry, Slli-cr, atd Plated Ware, tc Muclianlo'
BRIG II AM & CO.. Wliolcsiiltt and rrtuil
Ileal.ra iu Keady Made Clothing, Kui-nitdiing Good, Unto,
Cap, Ate. Aahtabula. 41V
J. A. TALCOTfrDeiiler in Rcadv-Mude Cloth
lug, llata, Cajie, and Fnnii.hlng Good, of 'nil kluda. Opho
ile Ike l':irii.ei.' Bank, Aahtabula.
II. FASSETT, Airent for the PuicIiiiki': Sulc. 1
Itentiug nr Heal Eitte, lliaura ce, Necntinting lin., Cnl
.; lection uf rii hta. Ac Prorty .old fiir Conimlartun onlr,
and D aal. tin chaiire. A wile, direct or Indirect, eon.ti
. tute a coiuniloioD. Corner Main and Cet.ter atrevta, A.ht.
bula, tr to. Alto, Notary Public. 4ig
C. C. DIBBLE, General Collector, and Loon,
and Real K.Ute Airent. Eaat AnhUbula, Ohio.
ALEXANDER GARRETT, Land Atrent No.
( M Water itreet, Cleveland, 0. Und for aale In Iowa, 1111
ola, W Ucoualu, and Miuueeota, at $'J 60 per acre, and up
GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Manufacturer of
Tin, Fheet Iron and Copper Ware, and Inaler In Eaetern
' Cooklntf. Parlor. Una and Self-Keulallinr. l,M.L.Irn.. .1......
Iran Puuipa, cbln pump., lead pi)e, nlievt irau, .hoet lead,
. abect xloc, .hMt eopiier, sheet branf, tin plate )orceuiio ket-
41, dairy kettle., Eiiatern pluwi. cultivntura and mnnt oth
er kind, of feruiing titt-nidla. Uo, aole Aent for the aalc
kUwit'e Calebralvd Air Tijrht r-utnmer and Winter Couk-
Ine Htitve. for theCountf of A.htabuia. Anhtuhula. Ohio. 4 1 9
R. TOWER A SON, Machinists builders of
MtaUnuary aud Portable rtain EneliiM. Paw, and nther
Mill Work, and Jobbing and )U-miitog done to order, on
akort notice, aud lo a wuikuiau:llke maimer, aouth Main t.
Aalitauul. - - 410
Q. C. CULLEY, Manufacturer of Lath. Sidin-v
CheeM Boaea, lie Planing and Matching and Scrow"
riawingdone on the .horteat uollee. Shoo South ide ot the
Methndiat Church, Aahtabula, Ohio. 449
A. S. ABBOTT, Lumber Dressor, and Manu.
facturer of and Dealer in Shingle Ltb, Feuc fttutr, Ac. Ac.
l'iautug, and Circular Sawing done to ordur. ILUu atreot
aearlower'e Machine ahop; Aahtabula. 41,
J. B CROSBY, Iron Founder, and manu.
facturer and Dealer tn Plowa, Plow Carting, Mill Caat-
triiri, an. aio.1 eeKrihtloaa 01 f oundry w ork doue to ord
XT. W. SMITH, Manufacturer of Sole, Up
rtar and rlarnena leather, and Dealer In Franeh fair mil
i.iaing naina. 1 ann paia mr nine, ana rain.
GEORGE II ALU Healer in Piano Fortes, and
M.loaeon, PUno tool a, Covera, Inatructinu llookf etc
I1""1 eonier Main and Centre Street, rear of U. i'aaaett'i
- Oalot. A.litabula. Bee adverUwuienU. 410
J. E. CHAPMAN. Dealer in Masiral Merrhan
dle. B..k., t hm Bt..w.ery. Tn. ,, ,ud Fancy Arliclea, at
ki. liaaaar and Curte1l ,Ure, d door Mulil of tla liank.
Main .treat, Afbutbula.
- - . . ,
DUCRO A BROTH KRS, Mawiurers or
Dealer, la Furniture ef Mi. ,! dewi iptlon and eveir va
riety. AUo general Uno.rt.iko. ., and manufacturer, of Cof
., an. to order, Uaia .tree!, Nona of South Publ Square
LINUS SAVAGE. Furniture Dealer and Man.
ofwstureir, etram eatabiUhiamt, North MataateaeL near the
oijpf I)rl. larrtnglou Hall. AauUbuia, O. 419
fA4f urer-liia; l and Kurvryliig.
1. IIOMHUX)K, Practical
a AaktalMila, OI:9 ,' ,.
IMttAia ana 1 1
p. PTTTLLII'iii, Hoot and Ishoe StOM, Fisk's
l(k, bH ot the Big Boot, A. tabula, O. 41
M'ENUKIRAN WIHTINO. A new nl.pol
royal rU ol r.rjr correct and Cplrriilld Kjuclnra
nnirmcinK ooui llurlh.m and I.a'llf' Slylea jrmt pub-lac-riintl.,
from plat., and lnt by mall for 8
0,ro.t l.l, fl ffi. ffUan Kc.llv Good Writ.
riiia. 1 nr. 01 to. n noie r.par Cti.ih to on. ad
im-T nngiunjca lu una rifnt.ia Iban In all otli. m.
ArlUioaa r. h. ,l F.scr.n,
" ' fl.n.va, A'hlabtila l-'o., ((bin.
A. KAY MOM), Denier in Fruit and Orna
nwtilal Tir.a, t-lirnbVry, &c, 1'entold, Uonroo County, N
a.r.n. ,y i tir I H nil IUI IVU .
W. II. ALLKN. Hook Binder Bookr) and
Mnp-arln.a bmind in any .t.vl. diied. lilauk booka madf
ana ruled to order. Jell.rfon, O.
JI. A . MAK?II, 8uccei8or to K. Howell.;
1'itKiifrrrmyi ana AmDroiyift Al tint. A'no, K. MOUTH
I'lnnfillpd at rpftnonable lutM. Ptrtur tnkffit on t?nt
nif itftnn. Main HUfft, Atiimmiift, num.
WILLAHI) & KEEVKrf, Ieu!er (n Itnlinn
and Hntlnnd MurWe, Urnvt Stonea, MomiHientA, TabU Topn,
A I.. TMUUSTON. Curtman. hits taken
the P'talnlshin.nt of IHrii Camp, and will rln hl
attention to nrnttng to and from tb Depot, and about tbf
rlllnpiB. . AailTAntiLA, Arrll 1R7. H
KMOKY LUCK, Dealer in Sweet Potato, and
oio.r tany 1 mnta and veretahle a.
AUo, le.,ler iu rreserved J iulte, Tomatoa, fce. Eaat Ah
tabula, OLlo. 436
STANTON & BROTHER -Liverv and Snle
In connection with the Flfk IIouf., Alitnl,nl, Oliln
An Omiiibim kunnlnir to and fiom .eery Train of t am.
noraee ana oarriafrfw to convoy pnRacngcra to any part of
in. couniry. (.iiarfren rlenFonaMe.
LIME Wc snail Ml Lime at I lie Hnr
bnr the rear of at H m. n. t,.!,l ...A .(
ivnotata. 441 nf-Mpnnv . mi 1..
HALL A SEYMOUR. Forwnrdinu and Com-
mlwlnn Merchant., and dealer li. Salt. Klnnr. Kinb, l'latler,
Water Miimi, Ac. Alan, Coi.niilon Uealera in Lumber anil
Stave.. A.htabula Harbor, Ohio. olia
GRISW0LD A SHORES. Produce Comniis-
rinli Mmrlmntx, and wlioleanl. dealna InClieeM and Fruit.,
187 South Vaur Street, CLIcaga, 111
A. II. J bib wold, L V, SlICRZI.
, , airKExcxi
1 Pi.AVmirklfrHCntDLEt & Cd.,' ' J - Cblcacro.
U H. llnrawiTii, r . r ,. , .. .
tiATTKKLEr, Cook A- Co ....... u
C, Uaari.cTT Co.,Coinmieaioo aferchanta Cleveland. "
J. M H.VEH, AUnrncy at lw, ..... Indianapolle.
rKDtRKD, Brkxows A Co, n.nkora, Decatur, 111. '
Hnoirra. Hawk ft Co.. Merchant, ... Atlanta, 111. '
; r,u Fai iknj: a, Proauce Mtrcbanta, Aebtabula, O.
thaKhit. ORhinu it CV e . ... Cincinnati.
' ""JY1I- - - - - - -"New York.
Ashtabula P. O.—Closing of Mails.
"pOST OFFICE NOTICE. Tlie Mail
-t- irolnp Raat will clone at 10 o'clock and IK minute, a. .,
and mail Went wlllckwatll o'clock and 30 mlnoten, A. M.. the
Southern Mall cIivmk at 8 a. a , and tint mail to Jefferson at 12
M. Elk Creek Hall, via I'lvuioiilb. Tumlava, at 6 30, a. h.
OHlee oHn daily fivim 7 a."m. to 11 r. u. on week day., and on
8un.iay, from 12 )f . to 1 r. u. until further notice.
On and after Monday 1858.
CLEVELAND AND ERIE R. ROAD.
Leaving Ashtabula—GOING EAST.
Day freight Xo. 1 leave, at... . .
Cmineant Aoeomruodation . ......
Kibt Exiucsa "
1 06 p ll
.11 11 1 u
. 6 r i
1 31 A at
.12 IS A if
Leaving Ashtabula—GOING WEST.
Nlirht F.Tprew. . . .......
Conneaut Accommodation.. .
Dnv Frci(ht ,
MjiII , ,
Iav Exnren.. b . , . . . ,
' 3 47 A H
' . . 6 61 AM
" in 47 a a
"... 12 40 f a
. 3 29 r a
" 1 31 a a
Chicago Etprewi, Eairt. and Mall Went, atop at all utatlnu.
Cincinnati Kxpreas, Eiu,t, atope at Painei.llie and Kinga-
vllle onlv. . - .
see'! r-ayiirnnK, t.-niomie, rerry, lltentor, and Wlckmle.
Day Exprem Went will etop at Glrard, Conneaut,Altab-
vuia nnu 1 aineavine nniy.
Night Expreai Eaat, and Wert, atop at ralnaville, Aah
tabula, Conneaut and Girard only.
Ye can Conquer if ye Will.
BY A. W. SAWYER.
Ruffurod ta ilor son of labor,
Stoutly battliut; every day
For existence O, my brother.
Thou blialt triumph in the fray.
' On life's changeful field of uctiou,
Though defeat nuiy oft uppear,
Thou sliult win the victor', laurels,
If thou wilt but persevere
Though thou art obscure and lowly.
Ye may reach the wished for goal,.
Crasp the prizes, wealth and. station,
If thou hast a duuntlcss soul;
If thou hast a resolution
That misfortune cannot shako; '
One on which the angry surges
An impression fail to mule.
Art thou sneered at and derided
By the self styled lofty born?
Herd ye not the fool's contumely,
Or the weak mind's harmless scorn.
. Art thou fiieiidles-? friends will gather,
' ' ' As do courtier's kings around,
When thou hust achieved distinction,
When thou host positiou found.
Strong in faith, let nought repel thee,
Thou shall in the end prevuil;
In tile's trials, and in battles,
i N0110 but dastard cowards fail,
Noble natures prove ascendant,
Iu earth's mighty contest Strang,
To renown from dark oblivion,
Robed in glory up they sprang.
AVhut if years of fierce endeavor
Havo been spent by thee in vain?
What if thou hast met disaster?
Up! uud take the field again;
Wreck aud ruins all about thee.
Give not up, but struggle still,
Stubborn courage is resistless,
Ye con conquer if ye will 1
"I will Wait for You"
Fifteen yeors had rolled away since lust
I stood iu the market pluco of tho City of
Hartford. I left it wheu the turr was
p;reen, and the thrushes were making musio
in tho elms ; the turf was preen, and the
birds were singing now. I saw a Btnid
man in black go by, gravely smiling to tho
children, and I knew he was the settled
clergyman, but not the one I left there.
There were countrymen standing by tketr
carts in the market; women chuU'ering with
penny worth purchasers iu tho stalls; car.
1 iuges driving into tho street, filled with
ladies on an airing from the watering pluces
near by; old men and young men, women
and girls the manner of life was even as
when I left it; the forms, the faces of that
ouce tumiliur life forever gone.
Oh ! fifteen years make greut differences
iu a returning man. Wherever be may
have passed them in a home as cheerful
os the one abuudoucd, amidst tho caresses'
of . tho beloved, surrounded by pleasant
prospects, fondled by prosperity if ho will
go buck to the place, let him remember
that a chilly pain iu the heart awaits him
there, when be shall see trees and houses,
and the very street itonea stay, but the
living pass away and are forgotteu. " ' -
Rut when a man lias spent his absence
as I spent mine for I had not been on the
CoutiuoDt, listening now to Rose Cherie,
now to Thalberg, mow . to the cathedral
cadences of vellmo, where the floods break
from -tils resounding lip8 under the ever blue
arch of a resoundiuir skv: I had not been
wafted to the upper cataracts; bathed In
hid uriiviitiie ui uinioir winch iniicu iiip
old world Memphis pnllnntu wliicb lull
the llowailji now; I )Htl not been tiring
wiiii incnus who, Mionltler to shoulder,
worKecl with me hopefully In the tluv time,
or wi-lcumi'd me nt uiht to a glowinjc
noiise, oiu neartn in a loom where my chil
dren sat upon my knee, wheie the rosy Cre
liiihtdntictd with the idiudows on the wall;
where B wonmn beloved hiKshed clown the
business echoes in my heart with a rich old
balhid in n Boft young voiee:
I do hot often cull mi iIickp fiflppn rears
lor lliey ure melancholy, maddening ghosts
ja . . I -.
Jjtit when I do, the mn-ic with which thev
stalk into my thoughts is such as this: n
monotonous sound of hammers clink, clink.
clink always in the same measure, and
broken only by the full of stone fragments!
it heavy clank of irou doors mercilesxlv
shut in reverberating corridors, with noth
ing uui my own pulse, coming afterward;
lor I spent my fifteen years in prison.
T- 1 v ' . .
Auyou esk now 1 came there r The
story is not a long one. I was a junior
partner in the bunking house of my elder
brother neur Hartford. One evening, about
9 o'clock, as 1 was leavinc tlm ntPn nt mv
odging, a heavy hand fell nnon mv shoul
der, end I turned to see a blierifTs officer,
with his ossistunt. standitiL' close lv mp.
On tie opposite side of the street the lights
hone merrily Iroin the window of the worn
unllovtd I was on my wav to answer
an invitution, and felt, us every true mini
IpcIs on such an errand, gentle toward nil
humanity. So I did not ronrrhlv nnsh aside
the interloper's hand, as ordinarily I would
have done, but quietly moved out from mi.
de-r it, and suid, "My man, there is some
mistake), ncrc. lou have taken the wrong
Any one who knows what it is to loose
so completely, in a fearful dream, the self
possesoion on which he would steady him
self, thut he can no longer say, "This is
only a dream," but begins to kuow that it
is actuul, will realize how the awTul truth
broke on hie iu an iustan as the officer
"That won't do; you are John Marklmm
of Hartford. Iu the name of tho Com
uioiuvenlth I arrest you for forgery."
Just thn on the opposite side of the
street, the curtain went down at the lighted
window, nud knowing iu my 6oi;l t!ut it
drooped forever between me and the one
being, who in her held ull things for which
I lived, 1 felt a quick cold shudder of agony
run through me, and my knees smote to
gether like a coward's. I said uo more,
but went with my captor.
The first night in jail! Ah, thut was
terrible 1 The clammy, echoi'iir stones of
the floor over which I paced in the dark
ness did not hurt me iu their hardntiss.
The foul coarse pallet on which at inter
vals I threw myself iu my bewildered weari
ness, did not chafe me by its coffin narrow,
i.ess. I was beyond hurt from such thinrrs
for in the five minutes between my lodgings
nnd my cell I had become aware that I
was brought to a position whose sublime
aw fulness could not be eqnaled by tnyihing
il-e on earth. Quicker by far than lean
write, yet in this chunuel hud my thoughts
My brother, three days ago, gave me in
private a heavy draft to be collected at
another banking house, drawn in his favor
by one of his correspondents and indorsed
by another I remember that he looked
restless when he gave it to me; that lie
hurried from the room immediately after
ward.' I presented the draft; I received
the money; the books which I keep, bear
no account of it. He forered the Doner.
am the suspected one. I have 110 uieuns
of proving my innocence, unless, perhaps,
by proving his guilt.
Ahat, most like, is impossible. At any
rate, what a terrible step for a man to
take ngaiust his dead mother's onlv other
child ! And be has a lovely wife whom it
would slay. Yet I myself have O God !
shut out her iniuge from me ! I must not
see it; I shall go mad !
In this grove my thoughts rolled back
and forward through the night. Facing
this alternative I stood till the day of my
trial just one month. My brother enme
often to see me; lie lavished fears and em
braces upon me; he retained for me the
best of council yet he always seemed like
one in a delirium of a fever, uud ever just
the turnkey swung back the heavy door
to let him out, he would stop for a mo
ment, trernbliug, and with his lips half
opened us if about to say something more
me then, without meeting my eye, he
would rush from the cell. Suffering as I
was, suffering still more, as I was about to
be, from the consequences of his sin I
conld pity him deeply. I could forbear
with tho cowardice which he could not con
fess, for I kuew how priceless liberty must
bo to a man who, losing it, leaves his other
soul in that most heart broken of ull
widowhood tho widowhood of a convict's
She whom I loved visited me many
times always bringing me sweet messages
her prcseiico from the birds, and the
flowers, and tho free sky outside always
talking with a voice intensely sustained in
to cheerfulness of my acquittal, and rcstor
tiou to our old hopes. I told her I was
innocent, and she believed me. I could
not tell her who was guilty.
My trial came on. I need not pain my
self with a long recital of the thronged
court, the weary questioning and cross ques
tiouings, the audible silence of the crowd
when the pleas were made, the moment
whoso shadow fell upon me when the fore
man solemnly said "guilty" that other
moment when I was condemned to tho aw
ful alienage of prison for tho fifteen years
Then I parted from home and friends.
My brother did not bid me good-bye; be
lay sick of a raging fever, on whose chan
ces hung life. Rut she, tho holy, tho heroic
who had borne all things, cume to see me
go. She clasped my manacled hands iu
her lOwh, she pressed one long last kiss
upon the convict's lips, and said, with a
solemn cheerfulness, "I will wait for you!"
Then, with a auperstition which, frivolous
though It seem, still crept into the awful
BOiut of that hour, I stojmed my watch, aud
vowed iuwardly that its bands should never
more move till we met again.
. After that the gates of my prison opened
to let in but one message from the life out
side. The chaplain brought me a lock of
well known soft brown bair, and told me.
with ft tear lit his eye, that nti old man hud
given it to him for me, saying, "My daugh
ter in with God. She died whi,px;ring that
she would wait for John Murklium."
I endured the knowledge of her death
with a benumbed patience, uncomplainingly,
rarely weeping a single drop. I went
through the unvarying round of day labor
in the prison yard with a steady mechanical
industry which gut prised tny taskmaster
for heretofore I had been tuiinted as "the
weak gentleman," "whito lingers," and
whatever other epithet or insult the harden
ed bullies of discipline are accustomed, at
discretion ond without fear of rescutmeut,
to confer upon the wretched in I heir grasp.
At evening, I held up the tres.: into that
faint twilight which just fluttered through
my grates, nnd kissing it, seemed to see her
by me for I conld never think of her as
dead. That realization was kindly spared
me by the fact that no new void can be felt,
no new unnaturalness, in the eternal void
and unnnturnlness of n prison.
Rut one night coining from work I found
the tress gone. Asking the turnkey for it,
I was told, "Prisoners areullowed no use
less articles." From thnt moment I know
that she whom I loved was dead. Like n
wild freshet the agony of the knowledge
gushed in upon mc. With it came the
memory of my wrongs the scorn of man
spent upon mv Innocent head the perfidy
of my only brother the irredeemable help
lessuess of all things. And I elm t myself
up in sullen, silcut madness. A most dan
gerous madness it was. From the time
th it I lost the tress five years were to
elapse before I went out, and if in that
time a revolt had sprunjr nnin prison I had
died fighting in its front, for I was ripe for
any crime. As it was I only bode my
time, i Once, out I would wreak condiguest
vengeance on society ou law on my
The 13 vo years passed five years of dust
aud clinking in the Jflrrd-of darkness, mut
tering, low, smothered heart burning in the
cell. At Ust," olie morning, the "warden
threw open my door, and, I passed out w ith
the slow lock step which I hud burn prac
ticing nearly the qnarter of n lifetime. 1
was going to chapel with the ret- to hour
of the Prodigal Sou and tho Magdalen
they the guilty, but the welcomed I tbc
innocent, yet the thrust out. Rut the offi
cer stopped me with these three words :
"You ure free 1"
I did not cheer, nor wring the man's hand.
nor even smile. Oue grows used to forget
these ways ot the world alter hftecu yeur
Rut the revenge which, little by little,
hod stretched its fibrous roots through the
soil of my heart till every drop of life juice
went to nourish the plant, now began to
put forth its blossoms, and I felt them bun
into a ecstatic, poisonous fragrance. M
sweet, long-hoped-for hour had come ! Ii;
a few moments more the despised con vie;
should burst open his motley chrysalis, nnu
be rushing like a winged Nemesis to settd
accounts with a world which had the stari
of him by fifteen years.
I went to the prison wardrobe and go
back that dress which, iu the days loii"
T I j . ee . i . t . -
gone, i iiuu pui on wiin mo rest ot my
humanity. They were clean, fastidiously,
gentleman-like as when I left them. I seem
cd for a moment, at their sight, to be wak
ing from the terrible eternity of a bad dream
to be finding them folded by my bedside,
whefb they had lain only since the last
I had come in with tho majesty of the
law a guard on either side. I went out
alone uo danger was apprehended of my
escaping from that other prison the world.
Leaving the high gray walls behind me, I
struck into the road for Hartford. H id I
come out five years before, I might have
been expressly softened by the long, un
wouted niHsic of the birds that, from the
trees and orchard walls, made the air full of
their joy. Now I hud lived past the time
when such things could touch me, and walk
ed still iu the lock-step, looking neither
about nor forward, but ever moodily on the
ground. And thus, late in the afternoon,
came whither the commencement of my
recital finds mc, and stood in the market
place of the town which I had last seen fade
out behind me as I went awuv in scorn.
No wonder that by all the passers I was
stared ot as an oddity something to be
suspected and shrunk from, for my grizzled
hair was of the prison cut, my clothing had
gone out of fashion wheu the fathers in the
street were children, and not by fear but
long use, I looked no man iu the face. And
here and there in knots the people whisper
ed about me, sometimes with evident care
lessness as to ljow loud. Rut 1 only nurs
ed a deeper and more quiet wrath.
Ihcrc came along that way a throne: of
children just from school. Stepping up to
one of them, I asked, "Docs George Mark-
ham still live in this pluce?" The little girl
turned up a sunny Spring morning face and
answered, "I am his dauirhtcr. Sir: do von
wish to see him?"
A hellish thought saggested itself to me.
IJsaid, "Yes, you may show me the way to
his house-" 1 knew we should take a cross-
path over the fields ond past a long reach
of lonely woods. Iu the most solitary part
of that I might wreak upon tho guilty head
of George .Markhain, the most terrible ven
geance which could wipe out his most bit
ter wrong to me. I would kill his child
and bring her homo to him, coufessing that
did it, autl. glorying in tho end of that
horrid game of quits ou whose first throw
he had staked my heaven and lost it.
The littlo maiden took my hand, confi
dingly. That might unnerve me; so I loos
ed it and told her to go before whilo I fol
lowed. Sha tossed back her curls and went
bounding ahead at a raVt my strides were
hardly equal to. Still I kept my eye upou
her. After a while we camo iuto a low
brook-course bctweeu two hills, over the
foremost of which I could just see tho chim
neys of my brother's bouse. I looked
about me no one was in sight rescue
was impossible. The devil whispered "now!"' j
Then I called ber to stop, saying that I
must looked for something I had dropped, j
She obeyed, and stood amusing herself with
making wreaths ot the violets which grew
by the water course, whilo I stopped to God
heavy stone which might do my bidding
of veugeance surely and silently. All around
me in the bed of the brook were ' nothing
but pebbles. I walked a few ateps further
down In my quest. Tbe little girl mast
have thought me leaving ber, for, all at
once, I heard her call
waiting for you!"
call gently, "J
Gracious God! n-hn
l .i-.tr AJ? Taa I ll
loved that are forever lost cry to us out of
paradise? "I am wnitine, for vnnl" n,lnto,i
down through the prison bars from her
whom the Father had lust nm..i..m,i -wi.
I stood np and Wandered back, more
dreaming than awake, to the spot where
George Markham's duughtcr still staid
plaiting violets. She turned to me with a
smile nud said, "I did not mean to hurry
you, Sir, but my father is very unwell, and
I ought to be nt home. Will yon please
tell mo how Inte it is?"
For the first time after those fiflecn prison
years, in whirl, knowing toil nnd darkness
only, I had asked no other measurement of
time, I mechanically
breast and drew out my restored watch.
V as I sane? The second hand, stopped at
iU.M, kim oi agony given by my beloved,
whether by miracle or the agitation of my
grasp, I know uot, suddenly moved on.
Like a lightning (lash rushed on mp the
memory of my vow "Till we meet, this
watch shall never count time ngain."
Yes, we had met met In thnt voice of
quiet waiting met in this wondrous omen
of the watoh met when I knew not when
she was by none but God and her sister an
gels.. The wrathful embers went out in the
breast of John Wort l,,,n, ,i ,.:.t .i..
oiiu, t IV n iu?&i y
hovering over him, tHe long cherished dead
smiled blissfully os she saw that in that mo
ment there had entered into him a new soul.
I claspcd the little one in my ai ms. I told
her that her father was my only brother
nnd then waited humbly to seo Tier recoii
from the loathsome convict.' Rut with child
like joy she bugged', me closer around the
neck, aud cried, "Oh I am So trladl I nm
so glad! Poor papa has been tolkinjr about
tun uiese lour uays, ana saving but oh,
he must die! 'I cannot dio till John comes
home.' " . .; ,
"Not so, my brother." I answered sol
emnly, "J from my sotil forgive you. How
much mor shall He who in'tioth Ids ohil.
drcn? For me. Ho hath thia dnv ivir..it m,t
the post like a tablet; and looking up to
Him as both of us coudcincd it His K;,rh
let us join hearts, making no difference.
I held hiiu or, my breast through, the wax
ing and the waninrr of that strntio-e ni.rht
my first night of liberty my first night with
mc new soul. And ho sorrowed with the
sorrowing that ucedeth no rcoentaneu
With a kiss which brought back the duvs of
ur ciniuuood, at dawn his KDirit denartpd
from me. Then, beside the little girl who
iau laiieu asiecp trom weariness, I laid him
Alio slept the calmer sleep the sleep of
..minims aim peace. i ne tlay camo for the
taaiug oi me will. Relatives, friends,
icighbors, were oil collected in the parlor,
vhcro my dead brother used to sit, pining
emorsely through the long evenings with
lis motherless child. Yet they ail sat apart
rom the rcturued convict, looking at me
iih at evil eye. Rut I bore it meekly,
villi little Rose, in her morning dress, nest
ed against my breast, os if I were the last
liiug she had on earth to cling to
The lawyer opened the will and began:
in the name of God. Amen.. I, Oeorrje
.uaiMiam, onnkcrot Hartford, being of fee
tie body, but of sound and disposing raiud
ind memory, do hereby constitute this my
;ast will and testament.
"I bequeath ray soul to the infinite mer
oy of God, if it be possible. I bequeath my
name to the oblivion of all true men who
ihall know the truth. That I bequeath to
my brother, John Markham, not of bounty,
but of immeasurable indebtedness, iu my
confession that I alone, and unaided, am
the author of that damnable sin which bro't
the shadow of a prison, the loss of all things
on his innocent head. And finally I give
and demise to John Markam all my estate,
both real and personal, to have ami to hold,
to him, his heirs and assigns, forever, con
fident thut he will so fur have mercy on my
guilt as to be in all things a father to mv
riien, like tho friends of Job, my
acquaintances camo back to me, be
holding how I was prospered. Agaiu I
stood an upright man in the face of the
earth ns well as heaven, and none ottered
an ill whisper of me.
Now I live alone with Rose, who has fill
ed the place of the daughter I might have
had but for the fifteen years. She is my
child, my companion, my comforter, my pu-j
pit. And never on earth will I bring any
other love between us; for nt night, when I
look up into tho stars, I heur a low voice
I am waiting for John Markham."
You Will bk Wasted. Take courage
young man. hat if you are but un hum
ble uud obscure oppreutico a poor neg
lected orphan a scoff and a by-word to
tho thoughtless and gay, who despise virtue
in rags because of its tatters. Have von
an intelligent mind, all untutored though
it be. Have you a virtuous aim, n pure tie
si re, nn honest heart? Depend UDon it.
one of these days you trill be wanted.
The time may be long deferred. You
may grow to manhood, and you may event
ually reach your prime, ere tho cull is made,
but virtuous aims, pure desires, and honest
hearts are too few and sacred uot to be ap
preciated uot to be wanted.
Your virtues shall uot always te hidden;
your jtoverty shull not always wrap you
about as with a mantle; obscurity shall not
always veil you from the multitude. Re
chivalric'iii your combat with circumstances.
lie ever active, however 6mail may be your
spere of action. It will certainly enlarge
with every moment, ana your lunaence will
have double iucitemeut:
In the world's broad field of battle,
, Iu the bivouoo of life,
Be uot like d nob, driven cuttle, ,
Bit a hero iu the strife.
Work on, for surely yon will bo wanted,
and then comes your reward. Lean upou
the sacred verity. "I have uever seen toe
righteous forsakeu, nor his seed begging
bread." Never despair, for tho lives of
good men abundantly show that often when
the clouds are blackest, aua me tempest is
fiercest and hope fain tost, a ".till small
voice" will be heard saying, ."Coma hither,
you are wanted," aud all your powers will
find employment," ; Therefore take bcart
young man, for cro long "you will be wanted."
A few weeks ago a man was seen walk
ing duck anil forth on the sidewalk, la
i root, oi the Jiutcli church N. Y. while the
prayer-meeting was going on. Ho was
dressed iu the very plainest attire, with a
pea-jacket hanging on his arm. His conn-
tenunce bore the very legible characteris
tics of a "hard ruse." After walking for
some time, be paused and coming np tho
sups io the mnjitie lecture-room, said to a
person nt the door,
"Will you let such a poor miserable-look-
. ing object as 1 am have seat in your pray-
"Certainly we will," was the reply, "and
wc are very glad to have you come." '
He went in. Daily, for several weeks,
he attend jd the meeting. Ha had been a
man of very intemperate habits. He left
oJ the use of intoxicating drinks, at once.
He become interested iu the subject of re
ligion ; and the more he came the more
interested he appeared. After four weeks
of total nbstiiiiiuce, he signed tho pledge,
and kept it. He grew more neat in his
dress; his clothing was washed clean,
though ho man would give h'un fifty cents
for all he had on. He was often without
tood, having no employment. Istit Provi
dence seemed to make a special provision
that he should not suffer with hunger. . In
several instances he found small packages
of meat and bread wrapped in paper .as he
walking the streets. Iu other cases, small
sums of nuney were given him, though
never at the pruyer-mecling.
His convictions became inop deep and
pungent, lie hod a very sad expression
on his face. He was often conversed with
often urged to repentance often invited
to como to Christ. Rut still he held back.
wne evening ue weur, to Washington mar
ket to lodge, ne had been that evening
to the prayer-meeting at the Globe Hotel,
where he had been spoken to on the duty
of immediate submission to tho law of
Christ. His distress kept all the time in
creasing, jii two ociocK in the morning
he betook himself to the streets to see - if
he could not feel any better by walking.
His sins lay like' a heuvy burden on his
soul. He could not find the Saviour. He
walked and walked, nnd no relief came.
At length he stopped at a lamp-post, aud
reaching out his hands, and grasped it.
He bowed his head upon his arm, aud
poured out his heart to the Savior of sin
ners, and Christ revealed himself to this
poor, miserable man. Tho burden of sin
was gone ; and tears of penitence and joy
How long he remained in this position
at the lamp-post ho does not know. He
walked tho streets during the remainder of
night, his whole soul filled . with joy. As
the day dawned, he longed to meet some
one to whom he conld tell bis new; experi
ence. He went to various places, but could
find no person whom he knew. 'Early
iu the morning he went to the Battery,
unu ui uown on the grass, tie took a
small Testament from his pocket, and be
gan to read. He was reading the Savior's
own words, nnd as he read shed tears which
he could not restrain. At length a arentle-
mnn who had stood sileutly observiug him,
"My friend, what little book -are you
"I am reading the New Testament."
"Whero did you get it ?"
"It was given me at the Fulton-street
"Do you attend tho Fulton-street prayer-meeting
" I do. I attend them every day."
"Do they do you any good ?"
"Well, I hope they have done me great
good. I hope I hovo found the Savior."
And then, in his perfectly artless ond
simple earnest mnnner, he narrated the
story of the precceding night.
"Well." said the listener, "I heard much
of tho I ultou-strect praver-meetimrs : I
believe they are doing a world of good.
Now I will tell you what I want. At ten
o'clock to-morrow, I want you to come U
my store." And he gave him the name
and the number iu Rroad street. They
thou parted. Punctual to the minute the
next morning he was ut the store in Rroad
street. Thero ho found a new suit of
clothes throughout, which had beon provi-
ded for him, and a place w here be could
have constant employment ond fair wages I
He still regiiarly attends all the eveuiug
meetings, lie is a native ol the city of
New ork a ship -carpenter by trade.
He was fourteen years at sea, and is forty
six years of age. A few mouths ago, his
case was almost hopeless ; he was iu tho
most abject and forlorn condition, aud
seemed to be sunk past all redem.otiou.
Now he gives abundant evidence that be
is a new creature in Christ Jesus. "Old
things have passed away ; all things have
become new." iV. 1". Independent,
Acvice Gratis. Every man should keep
the wolf from the door, aud his mother iu-
law too, if he can. Every woman has a
right to be any age she pleases, for if she
were to state her real age no one would be
lieve her. Every one bus a right to wear
a moustache who can. Every woman who
makes puddings has a perfect right to be
lieve she can make a better pudding than
any other woman in the world. Every
man w ho curves has a decided right to
think of himself by putting a few of the
best bits aside. Every wouiau has a right
to tbiuk of her child "the prettiest little
baby in the world," and it would be a per
fect folly to deny her this right, for she
would be sure to take it. Every young
lady has a right to faint when she pleases
if her lover is by her side to catch her.
Every fool has a right to be on the best
terms with himself; aud that man is a
greater fool who differs with bini about
those terms. Every child who makes a
noise, has a right to be turned out of tbe
room ; and. lupnoaiutr vou have not the
right, you are perfectly justiDed. if its pa-
rcuts are absent, in usurpiug it, .,
Tbe postmaster at Topeka, Kansas, had the
preisuiiipliou to vote agaiust Lacomptoo ou the
2d ulL, aud, as a couscqueuce, be has beeu
11 11 - " '!
Advices from Maiue indicate tbe re elec
tion of Got. Morrill by from 8,000 to 9,000
majority and the choice of all six Republi
cans to Congress, the. Districts in doubt on
Modday night having put themselves pa
The Juvenile Aeronauts Safe.
The Chicago Journal in apeaking tf the
accidental ascension of a baUoon from Ceir- -tralia,
111,, with two chlldreu on Sitjrday
last week, "soys -
It appears that there were three in the
balloon at first, a young ludy, a little girl
ami a boy, children of I JMr., Harvey.
lhe young lady jumped out of tho balloon,
which so suddenly lightened it that before
the balloonist could get it under his corv r
trol, it broke loose, taking with it the little '
pirlandboy. It floated off westward.
We now learn that tho balloon came down ;
about 23 miles south-west of Ccntralin,
and the children were rescued from their ' C
Ry mcro accident, it a linear, the Kitha r
girl got hold of the ropo which opens tbe . ,
gas valve, and by pull'iig on it,, lowered ther
balloon. . Its anchor caurht in a trpp -nrl .
on Sunday morning, they, were discovered
by a farmer, who soou got them down iu"'"
safety to terra firm.' -' '-
The Louisvillo Courier gives the 'scene''
after the children were carried un, and the
finale when rescued, thus.: ' , "'
Their parents wcro in au ccstacy of dis
patrn expectiug every moment to see one or
ooui oi their little oucs Tull to the earth
and be clashed to pieces. Together with
the mrouuut they followed tho course of
me uuiioon until night closed it from tiew;
but distinctly saw it gradually descoud tow
aras uie eartn. , TUey followed its coarse! A
to a dense wood, and about daylight Siiu-. A
day morning, discovered it safely anchored
iu a tiv top. . , . ''
Tho hope and fears of tho ' party were"
alternately excited in regard to the children,
but the mother's qnick ear detected the ; '
voice or the little girl, and she distictly
beard bef singing her little brother to sleep;
wholly unconscious of the peril she was in
or or the risks she had run.: The tree was
hastily climbed, and the boy discovered I
asleep, with his head in his brave sistcr'a
lap. She had taken off ber apron and cov
ered his head, and singing the little ong to
keep him hushed and quiet, well knowing, .
the full confidence of innocent childhood. "
that her parents would come after her and '
take her home. Tho adventure and' the 1
escapo is the most remarkable we have pver
heard, and we can but add that the follow- .it
ing should have been the lullaby to ber lit-.
tie brothers , r,,;,:i ;,n!
Rock-a-by baby la the tr& topt J v : r ?.!t
When tho wind blows the cradle shall rock, - .
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall,: ...
And down will come and '
The Lost Aeronaut.
At last all hopes for finding the Uuforiux
nato Thostom have been dissipated. rr-Tho j
only possible result of another seareb is the I
poor consolation of finding ' tbe Inanimate'
and probably mangled remains of the fated
man. The Detroit Tribune of last' tfeninir '
says: ' ' ' , ' - " -
We change oar heading to-day j ' Lost T
a fearful work to soy of one who but now '
was in our midst iu tho high tide ' of life
strong, bold, full of hope, with troops of '
friends about him. "Lost ! it sounds like i
tbe wailing of tbe wind in the tops of the "
pines !" , All hope of ever finding poor ,
Thurston alive is blotted out, and we can
only bemoan him as lost. !
Mr. Ratinister, his companion, returned
this afternoon, and can brintr onlv th t '
tidings. The balloon he identified, and sent '
silk of which it was com nosed n tit,
last night. Ho himself
search for his frieud. Ta-d.iv ha
back despairingly. He states that the bal- a
loon-valve on which Thurston sat ittorn&tit r
from the silk of the balloon three on.rt.r.
the way around, indicating uuerrina-lv
tbe unfortanata man .
too great for tbe strentrth of the Rirleti
that the silk gave way, when be must :'
have dropped off. His only retnalnin'
chance would be to cling to tho smooth mv
teridl of which tho balloon was made, and
could not have sustained himself In that
manner. When this occurred we can' only "
conjecture, but that it must have been witb-J
an hour after he started, seems highly
probable. The balloon was seen for nearly
hours with a glass, but it mast bo re- '
raembered that this great body, full sixty '
high, was only the size of a man's band
when thus visible, and it would be impossil
to see the ill-fated man if be had drou-r
off. Mr. Raunister feels quite positive ,
be must have fallen before reaebinv
Canada at all. ,
Tho stories that are so plentiful that a
was seen in the balloon as it came down
near Raptiste Creek, ho wholly discredits 1
we have from the first. He lias Investi-:
gated these rumors pretty thorougly and
puts no faith in them whatever. - - -
Six geutlcmen came up from Adrian1 to"
day to go down to search for the -body of
Tiiursiou, but at 3 p. it they were not
cided what course to pursue. They iuclincd
the belief that his body, if not ir tha
Lako, would bo fouud between Knio-ht's
Station, where bo started, aud Monroe. J
only hope now left is that the body
may be fouud and the hand of Affection be
permitted to lay it iu its final resting place!
earnestly trust this may be, the poof
ouly boon left for aching and sorely
smitten hearts to crave. . . ., , , j. ,
Eating Fbiits. No liquid of any de
scription should be drank within an. hour
after eating fruits, nor should anything else
eaten within two or three hours after
thus tiino being allowed for them to pas's
of the somaeh, the system derives from
them all their enlivening, cooling and open
ing influences. The great rule is, cat fruit
berries, while fresh, ripe and perfect, in
their natural state without eating or drink
ing anything for at least twa hours after
wards, .With these restrictions,, fruit
berries may be eaten with motleratioa during
hour of the day, and without getting
tired of them, or ceasing to be; Uiuclitto'd
them during the whole season. It i. - a
great waste of luciousutss that fruits and
berries iu their odturikl state, ar9 uot u;. J
sole (Jesort at cur meals, fur three fourths
tboyear; human enjoyment and l.eai'h
ud $ven life would be '
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