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VOL. 40, NO 16,
WARREN, TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5, 1 8 55.
WHOLE NO. 2044
[From the London Athenaeum.]
IS IT COME?
BY FRANCES BROWN.
Is H come? they said on t!.e t.ankt of Kile,
H ho looked for the world's lojjg-promised day,
And utr tat th strife of Brypt's toil.
With the desert acd and the giacite gray.
F ro pyramid, temple, and treas ired dead
ralniy aa for ber itdom's plan;
Thejr tell of the glare and tyraut'a dread,
. Vet there traj hoje when tLat day began.
' TheChaldee came with his starry lore.
That built op B j Ion's crown and creed;
And bricks were stamied ou the Tigris shore
With signs which oar sages scarce can read.
From Niuus temple an I Kimro ts tower
The rule of the old East s empire spread,
TTu reason in p faith and unqnetio'ied power
Bat Ktill. Is it come? the watcher said.
" The lipht of ihe Persian's woryhij ped Came
On aocient hondae iU splendor threw;
And once ou the West a unie can.-e,
- When Greece to her freedom trnt was true.
With dreams to the ctmrst age dear.
With human pods and with godlike men,
Ko marrel the far off day seemed near
To those who looked through her laurels then.
The Kommn conqnered and re relied, too.
Till honor and faith and poser were gone ;
And deeper old Europe's darkness grew.
- As wave after ware the Goth came on.
The ffowa was learning, the avord was law,
.The people scrred in the oxen's stead;
Bwt ever some gleam the watcher saw.
And evermore, Ij it come they said.
Poet and Seer tliat question canght
Aove the dia of life's fears and frets;
It mvchei with letter It toiled wiih thought.
Thro schools and creeds which the eatth forgets;
And statesmen trifle, and priests deceive.
And t adcsnica barter our aorid aw&y;
Yet hearts to ;at golden promise cleave.
And still, at times. Is it come? they say.
Tbe days of the nations bear no trace
Of all the sunshine so far foretold;
The cannon speaks in lh; Teacher' place
The age is weary with work and gold ;
And high hopes wither and memories wane
On hearths and altars the ftres are dradt
And that brave fich hath ntrt lived In vain:
And this is ail onr Watcher said.
THE MILL PRIVILEGE.
THE MILL PRIVILEGE. A TALE WITH AN IN-TRUCTIVE MORAL.
In one of the new towns of Ma'ne,
some thiriy jean ago, lived a mnn
named J aim Tatnall. He was a close
fisted, digging man, and never yciupled
tt mxkc the best c-r.d of a bargain at all
points within allowance of written law.
He never be.-italed to mage capital of
other people's necessit es, and any event
that could pa a dollar into his till, was
a'l r;''lit to h m. Once a neighbor lost
a fine ox. ju;t at a time when be was in
the midst of fulfilling a contract for cat
ting auwn ana naming om mmoer. I be
con rict was worth a thousand dollars,
and he was to forfeit one-half of it if he
did not have all the logs in the river be-
lore ine snow meiiea in mesprinii. ice
loss of his best ox would ruin him if he
could not make his place good. He
knew that Tatnnll had plenty of oxen
ana ne weni 10 mm ana stated Jus case.
Now Tatnall had a numbtr of odd oxen
which he had bought to place in a drove,
which he meant to drive to mat Let, so
he could have sold one ox just as well
as not. Lut l;e saw his neighbor's ne
cessity, and lie -meant to profit by it.
He would not sell unless he sold a pair,
and not then wi'.houi an enormous nrice.
The poor lumberet begged and entreated,
but it wa j of no avail. Tiiere was nji
another ox to be bought fur miles and
miles around, for Mr. Tatnall had bought
them all up. The Neighbor could not
allow his work to lie still, so he paid
Tatnall full double what the oxen were
worth and took them away.
Then it r?as that he happened to think
of bis odd ox. He knew 'twas by f ir
better tl. an either of those he had bought
of Tatnall, and he drove it over to tLe
cat le dealer's to sell it, as he had no
use for it. Tatna 1 offered him twenty
dollars lor il jut one-fifth of what he
had obtained fo. the yoke he had sold.
We will not lell all the conversation and
bantering that followed, but suffice it 10
say tiiat Tatnall got the ox, and that in
the end he made a profit of just seventy
five dollars out of his poor hard-working
That was the chaiacler of the man,
and all his neighbor knew it. Yet he
was respected, for he had money, and
many people depen fed ou him (or work,
though their pittance for such work was
beggarly in the extreme. Mr. Tatna I
faiiu was situated upon quite a iarge
river, and he owned to a grest extent on
both 6idesofit. Wi en he bought tf-erc,
he had svuie fnitil idea that at some fu
ture time 1 1 ere would be a mill put m
there, and thus greatly enhance the
value of Lis Jot, for there was quite a
fall in the river where he owned, and a
most excellent mill privilege was thu
offered. Bui he never bui't a mill, for
be had not the money to spare, nor had
heihetnergy. About two jeais pre
vious to the opening of our story, some
men had come to examine the fall of the
river, and they talked cf buying and
building ex:enive mill works. Tatnail
knew that if such was done, the value
of all the good laud about him woJd be
advanced, and he bought up a'l 1 e
I could, sc that at the present time he
owned not less than a thousand acres,
j One diy in early spring, just as tlx-
ice had broken up, a man called on Tat
na!!. and wished to examine ihe mill
privilege. His name was Lemuel h'arns
worth, and he as a young man not
more ban thirty years of age, full of en
terprise and integrity. Mr. Tatnall ac-
j comnar.ied his visitor out to the river,
and after examining the premises, tin
latter expressed himself very much
pleased with them.
"Oh!" exclaimed Tatnall. '-this is
just about the finest mill privilege in t In
State. The water c iiinot fail, and you
see there would be power enough to drive
a dozen mills."
"1 see," returned Farnsworth, but he
did not express all he thought. H
merely acknowledged that the privilege
was good. ""If I buy hee," he contin
ued, "I should want some forty or fifty
acres of land to go with the water lot, for
1 shall want lumber enough to put up all
my buildings, and some besides, of my
own, to commence v.-ork on."
"You can have all you want," was
Tatnall's reply; and shortly afterwards
they returned to the hcuse.
" Now what is your price ?" asked
Farnsworth, after he had declined to
take a glass of rum which Tatnall had
poured out for him.
"Well," returned Tatnall, thought
fully, " I Jiaven'l thought much of sel
ling, for I have had some idea of putting
up a mill theie myself."
This was a falsehood, but Tatnall said
such things as naturally as a child laughs
when it is pleased.
" But you will sell, I suppose ?"
" O. yes."
" Then what would be your price ?"'
" iou mean for the mill privilege nnd
the fifty acres of woodland ?"
" Well, the water lot is valuable, and
e all know the land is excellent, and
then the lumber ou it is of the first
I have seen all that, sir, now for
" Well, I hare thought if so.'iie one
would put up a mill there, I would sell
the privilege, with land enough foi a
garden and necessary bui. dings, say
about six acres, for a thousand dollars.
And then if you want the fifty acres, I
should say a out seven hundred dollars
" But. my dear sir," muttert d Farns
worth, in surprise, " do you consider
how this mill will enhance the value of
your property? We mean to put up
not only a saw mill, butah'oagood grist
mill and a carding mill, so that we can
saw the lumber, grind the grain, card
the wool, and dress all the cloth, for peo
ple who may c me and settle here."
" Then you mean to do all this ?" said
Tatnall, really surprised, but without
Now Tatnall knew that this would be
a vas- benefit to him. The nearest mill
was now six mihs off. and even that was
a poor flimsy concern, built upon y.
small brook that was dry nearly half
the year. From this circumstance, peo
ple had not settled cn the rich lands by
the river, and the huge trees jet stood
upon the finest alluvial soil in that section
of the couutry. Such an establishment,
Mr. Ta'nall at once saw, would draw
quite a village together in a few years,
and thus his land would make him in
dependency wealthy. But he believed
he had the power iu his own hands, and
now he meant to use it.
. " I cannot take a c-nt less," he said,
after a few moment's thought. "To be
sure, the establishment you speak of
will be a benefit to me, but that is no
reason why I should sacrifice now. It
wiil be a benefit to you for which you
can well afford to pay. If you will take
the liole for seventeen hundred dollais.
yoa can have it."
Mr. Farnsworth left, and when Tat
nail found himelf alone, he began to
meditate upon the plan he had entered
" If these two men have got their
minds settled upon this mill," he said to
himself, " they won t stop at trifles. Of
eturse they have got money enough, or
! i tlil.tr H-. .11 1 I T. I I,.. inf.. ......
business. I'll feel of
nail said this with a sort of
chuckle, and he clasped his hard fists
together, j at t as though he had a help
less man within his grasp.
At the appointed lime, Mr. Farns
worth returned, and with him earae his
partner, a man about the same age as
himself, named Iwdgely. I hey went
out and looked the place all over, and
at length they concluded they would pay
the .seventeen hundred dollars. It was a
heavy sum ; much more lhai the prop
erty was worth ; but they had set their
hearts upon building the mill in that
section, and they wished not to give it
" Ah, gentlemen," said Tatnall, with
a bland smil", after their offer had been
made, " that price was not a fixed one ;
that was only a sum named two days
ago, for acceptance or rejection at that
time. I gave no claim for refusal. I
cannot sell for that now."
" Are you in earnest ?" asked Mr.
" I am, most assuredly."
' Ai.d for what will you sell now?"
"You may have the whole for twenty
two hundred dollars."
" But, sir," uttered Bidgely, " this is
monstrous. The mills may not return
us a cent for years. Why, sir, for six
yean;, at least, you will make more by
the mills than we shall."
" That is looking farther ahead than
is needed," replied Tatnall; " the prop
erly is worth what I have asked."
' But jou will lake off something ?"'
" No sir."
" You will say two thousand ?"
"Not acent less than twenty-two hun
Both the young men saw that Tatnall
wt a trying to overreach them, but thej
did not give, vent to their feelings, for
they wanted the mill privilege much.
They examined the natuie of the land
uji and down the river, and thej found
that for many miles il as a rich, deep
intervale, and such works as they meant
to put up would surely make a large
vil age there in a few years. And the
circumjacent upland was good, being
beaa'iiully divided into undulating
tracts, and bearing a heavy growth of
sugar maple. But they were not pre
pared to pay a sum which they knew
was forced upon them through necessity.
Many a man would almost give them
the mill privilege iu consideration of the
benefit that would thereby accrue to the
otLer property. The two young men
pointed out to Mr. Tatn .11 all this ; they
told hftn they weregoinj. to embark their
little all in th i enierpri-e, nd that they
should have nearly all their motley paid
out if they gave him such a price for
their property'. But he cared not for
The result of the conference was, that
the young men wanted a week to con
sider the matt- r.
" Very well," said Tatnall, " you
can take as long as yoa like."
" But you will not raise on your price
again?" added Farnsworth.
" Don't' know about that," was the
response. " The otter 1 Lave made is
only open for to day."
The two partners conversed together
in a whisper, and for a few minutes they
had a mind to accept Tatnall's la t offer.
They saw that they were completely in
his power, and they had read enough
of his character to be assured that he
would rob them of every cent they ha ',
if he could do so under cover of the law.
But the mill privilege would be valuable
to them very valuable and of this
I know it," returned Ridgely, "but
rou must n member that it is our ener
gy and perse erance that will make it
valuable. Let us think of it awhile."
So they w nt away, and left the matter
for settlement in one week. Mr. Tat
nall rubbed bis hands when they were
gone, for he felt sure that they wculd
conic back and he had made up his mind
that he would have just twenty-five
hundred dollars for the lot he was to
On lite next day the two partners took
a stioll down the river, and a distance of
several miles from Tatnall's place, they
came to a point wheie a sort of bayou,
or inlet, made up into the chores. From
curio.-ily they followed this up and found
it to run in about twenty roils, and then
turn and extend down some quarter of a
a mile almost parallel with the river,
and there it ended in a deep, wide ba
sin Opposite this point in the river, was a
steep fall of w .ter, but no thoughts of
building a mill there had been entertain
ed on account of the rocky,, rugged na
ture of the shor s ; but the inlet almost
seeded cut by Providence for a mill.
By expending one hundred dollars at the
outlet, the bayou could be cut right on
to the river striking the bank about fif
teen rods 1 elow the falls, and three mills
could be built, and be not only free from
freshets, but with enormous power. Ia
fact the water power could be made ex
tensive as was necessary ; but then there
were other advantages. In the first
place the building spot was far superior
to that of Tatnall's, and then it left a
fple-ndiJ prowth of interval pine abov-,,
which could be easily cut and run down.
At soou as the young men had fully
realized the sjlendid nature of the dis
covery they had made, they fairly
danced for joy. They set off at once to
find the the owner, and they found him
to be Mr. SLraoa Winthorp, a poor, hou
est man, and the very one whom Mr.
Tatnall had so imposed upon in the ox
Winthorp owned euough land on the
river, and the circumjacent upland, for
quite a township. It had been left him
by an uncle, and he had moved on it,
cleared a small farm and he had begun
now to make a comfortable living by get
ting off timber, though he had not yet
got off a thousandth part of it.
The two partners found him at his
house that very evening, and they com
menced by informing him of the trials
they had with Mr. Tatnall. Winthorp
smiled as they finished their account
and for the amusement of thi- thing he
related the story of his ox trade. The
mi l-wrights were very soon assured thai
they had an honorable man to deal with
row, and they fiankly told him of the
remarkable discovery they had made,
and at the same time explained to him
that the mill privilege upon his land was
worth double that of Tatnall's. And
they ask him how he would sell the wa
terpewer and a goodly piece of land.
He fiist wi-hed to know all their plans,
and they freely told him, for they knew
that he was not the man to overreach
them. They told him of the saw-mili,
the grist raill, the clothing -mill, and that
the should probably put up a ssore, if
people t-nough moved in to support one
"Now, how much money have you
pot ? ' ask Winthorp, "ih.it is how much
can you raise to put into the place ?"
"Wc can raie just eight thousand
Simon Winthorp got up and walked
across the floor several limes, and be
then came and set down arain.
'Gentlemen," said he, "if you will
put up a good mill, and saw my lumber
well, and at fair prices I will fieely give
you the mill privilege, and for what land
youtake, you shall pay me somewhere
near what the lumber is worth on it. But
I have another offer to make you : my
old uncle was one of those who went
into this land business a few years ago, ;
and when he died he gave me all the
lan I he owned here. It is very valua
ble land, though so far, I have ouly
gained a bare livelihood on it. I have
between two and three thousand acres,
al' told my lot joi.iing Tatnall's above
here, and running down lour miles be-
i l .i i ..
low. And what do you say to making
,i i . , a v ... ;
me a third man in your party T lout0
may put your own energies, and knowl
edge, and money, with my stout hands.
We shall all share alike, whether in
fields, mills or stores. What think you?"
"We must think of thai," uttered both
young men in a breath.
"So do ; bul remember the mill priv
ilege is yours if you want it, and you
may put up a mill on it without cost,
provided my other offer does not suit!1''8
The two men went away about nine '
o'clock, but they felt sure they should
take up with the last offer, though upon
thing of such extent, they wanted time
to reflect. .
Eirly next morning. Mr. Tatnall was
at Winthoip's door. He wanted to buy
lot of intervale woodland which lay
next to his own on the river. Bat Mr.
Winthorp would listen to nothing of the
kind. Mr. Tatnall hung ou, for he felt
sure of the mills being built on his land,
and he wanted all the neighboring lum
ber. - He swore at Winthorp for his "ob
stinacy, but the latter only laughed.
That afternoon Messrs. Farnsworth &
Ridgley, called upon Tatnall, and in
leirmed him that they had concluded not
buy of him.
"Very well, gentleman' coolly re
turned he, for he thought they were only
trj ing to bring him down.
So they both turned to leave, and as
they bade him "good bye," Mr. Tatnall
turned pale ; he began to think they
were in earnest,
"Stop, stop," he cried; "are you in
earnest ? Aint you going to put up the
"Not here, sir."
"But but don't be in a hurry.
Perhaps we can come in, corat in.
Let's talk the matter over."
"There is no need," answered Farns
worth "we have made up our minds'
"But perhaps I might take up with
your offer of two thousand."
"But hold on a moment. I declare,
rather than have the thing blow over
now, I would come back to my old offer
seventeen hundred dollars."
"No sir, it's no use, for we do not
want your land."
"Bui the mill privilege."
"Nor do we want that either."
"But," cried Tatnall, in a frenzy of
alarm "let the laud go ; and take the
water privilege, and give me whattou
like for it. ouly put up a good mill there,
een if you you take it for for
"You are too late, sir," replied Farnv
seven nines up me river, ana lie nau
grown poor in flesh almost to a skeleton.
own wilderness and then upon the
orth, with a look and a tone of con
tenpt. Had you at first acted the part
ot a man, you would not only have had
a good round sum for your wafr privi
lege, and y ur land which we wanted,
but all your other property would have
been enhanced in value one hundred per
ce-1. You thought we were in your
power, and you would overreach us, but
yea will find in the end, that this time,
at leas', you have overreached your
John Tatnal! shrank a.vay in the
house, and he had a bitter pill to suck
Tli- two young men n turned to Si
mon Winthorp's houte. and informed
him that they should accept the offer.
So papers were at once made out. and
"Me-srs. Farnsworth, llidgley & Win
horp," commenced in good earnest.
The saw-mill was commenced upon im
mediately, and at the same time men
were set al work cutting the canal.
No less than eighty men were thus em
ployed, and the "store" was built at
once. The. greater part ol those men
took pay for their work in land, reserv
ing only enough timber on it for their
own building purposes, and by the next
summer those of them who had families
The grist-mill was put up in due time,
and by the second autumn, quite a vil
lage of snug warm huts had gone up.
After this, the colony flourished and
grew. Great numbers of hands were
employed during the winter in felling
iumber.and when it was sawed it cojld
be rafted and run out to sea by the high
liiles of ihe spring and fall ! Those who
came to cut lumber, saw the nature of
the soil when the snow was gone and
they took up lots for farms.
At the end of eight years, the wilder
ness was chan.ed into a vi'lage, and
Messrs. Farnsworth, Ridgley fc Win
thorp weie wealthy and respected. A
flourishing village had grown up about
them their three mills were in opera
lion their store did a good business and
their land was continually yielding them
immense profits. A school house had
been put up tor three years, and that
fall saw the finishing touches put upon a
And where w is Joi n Tatnall all this
while? He still lived up n his farm
:v i. . - - l t . i... i
His power of pinching his neighbor was
gone, for no one was now ob iged to do
business with him. He saw that village
grown up, and he saw p or, honest Win
thorp becom wealthy and respected
and he kneir that all this might have
been apn his own land, if he had been
an linnnsf honorable man. Hut it was
too late now. He could only look upon
stniling lands of Irs neighbors, and the
canker ate into his soul, and made him
miserable. In lime the settlement ex
tended up the river, and the stout trees
of John Tatnall's land began to give
place to houses, barns, and farms, bul
he did not live to see it or profit by it.
His chagrin and envy had killed him;
and in the last hour the man who had
all his I fe time, meJe it a rule to over
reach all whom he had dealings with,
was himself overreached by that power,
against which art of earth cannot pre
A PROTESTANT COW.
An Irishman, who is the proprietor of
a boar Jin : shanty on the C. 0. Rail
road, east of Fanesville, recently pur
chased a cow, which, being rather wild,
he had to halter, and lead home. When
he arrived at the door of the shanty, his
belter hall opened the conversation thus:
"Well, Pat, where did you get that
"Sure, Igot her of Mr. II."
"What!" said she, "did you buy a
eow o( a Protestant? But, as you have
done so, il won't be any harm to put a
little holy water upon her."
"Faith, lliaVs well thought of." sa'd
Pat; so without relinquishing his hold of
the brute he held out his hand to receive
the holy water, and poured it on the
animal's back; making also the accus
tomed sign at the time of performing
Il so happened that the old won-.an
handed him by mistake a bottle of vitriol,
and Pat, being unaware of the fact, felt
astonished that the cow should wince un
der lite operation; but ou pouring on the
supposed holy water a second lime, the
animal broke loose from Pat, to the great
astonishment of Molly, who exclaimed:
"Holy mother of Moses ' isn't the Pro
testant strong in her yet ?".
The trutii of the siory is vouched for by
one of the bo-rJeis iu the shanty.
I wonder what makes my eyes so
weak, said a loafer to a gentleman.
Why, they are in a weak place, re
plied the la'.ttr.
Good policy miu I your own busirtci.
[From the Philadelphia Times.]
ANOTHER AND A
METHOD IN IT.
On Wednesday last, a neatly dressed,
very prepossessing, an I prettily spoken
womau. somewhere between sweet six
teen and twenty-five years of age, drove
np to the door of the Insane Hospital,
over which Dr. presides, and en
quired for that gentleman. She was
ushered into the reception room, where
she awaited the coming of the Doctor
with an air of nonchalance which rather
facinated the servant, who looked upon
her with eyes of admiration and unfeign
ed pleasure. When left alone she amused
herself a woman always will in grat
ifying her curiosity by inspecting the
various articles in the loom critically and
thoroughly. The Doctor being announ
ced, she received him with one of those
bewildering smiles which some women
know so well how to bestow, and whose
influence no man of feeling can resist.
The Doctor welcomed herwith more than
his usual warmth, and soon learned the
object of her visit.
She had come, she said, with a glance
full of melancholy, and a ton" of more
than woman y lenderress, to asceitain
of the Doctor, in person, whether she
could secuie private quaiteis for her
husband, who was subject to intense fits
of aberration of mind, but whose conduct
towards her, bitter and cruel as it was,
could not alienate her love for him. which
was tLe all pervaJiug passion of her
seul. He had grown so violent of Lie,
that she wished to have him secured
from violence to himself as well as to
hsr, (and here the charming creature
wept for some moments.) and if she
could make an arrangement' with the
Doctor, she urged that il should be kept
as private as his most secret tl oughts,
and her husband beyond the scrutiny of
visitors. And then she said her heart
would break, she knew it would, and
wept bitterly and long.
The Doctor, as all who know his kind
and tender heartedness, will readily im
agine, was not insensible to the touching
recital of his visitor, and with that frank
ness which always characterizes him,
he promised to comply with her wishes,
to give her husband a private apartment
and his special care ; and also to shield
him from the gaze of curiosity seekers
who run down public Inst lution;.
The lady was not long in arranging
terms ; she was not long in expressing
her thanks, inte 'mingled with tears;
she was Ijng in settling the details of
her husband's confinement ; she as not
lonjr, in shor, oftain.j her leave. And
as she stepped info her carriage, aided
by the kind h.nd of the doctor, she
turned her beautiful face towards biin,
and cast upon him a glance ihat was
full of tenderness and solicitude, and in
spired him anew wi.h admiration and
The carriage drove away, the doctor's
eyes following, amid the clouds of dust
which followed in its wake, until it was
entirely lost to view. Down to the
bridge, along the crowdd thoroughfare,
over the pebbled" way of Chestnut street,
to a fashionable, if not the fashionable
jewelry establishment of our city, ihe
carriage passed, its sweet and solitary
inmate glancing out and smiling within,
and rowinr radiant with a thought that
require another paragraph to learn.
She alighted, and glided icto the ba
zaar of gold and silver and precious
stones, with all the stateliness of a queen.
One or two of the gentlemanly attend
ants ran to learn her wish. She wanted
to select a set of silver ware, not too
elaborate in design of workmanship, nor
nor yet too plain, something neat, laste
ful and beautiful. The various pat
terns were shown, and a set valued at
S5J0 was selected by the lady of the
stately tread. She desired the articles
put up, a bill made out, and she would
settle it. Her wishes were complied
with, and the lady took out ber elegant
porte monnaie, but alas ! there were but
about $40 ia it. She had picked up her
wrong porte monnaie, she sai, wiih be
witching sweetness, and she was vexed"
at her stupidity. She, however, could
arrange iu She was the wife of Dr. ,
the principal phy-ician of the Insane
Hospital, and she desired her attendant
to accompany her to that place, when
rhe would pay him at once. Who could
resist such a request from a beautiful
woman a request spoken as much with
the eyes, as the voice ? Not the clerk,
The two got into the carriage together,
and br.ck it whirled to the Hospital.
The lady jumped from the carriage, and
was wannlv -'reeled by ihe doctor, who!
. " I
was at tr.e entrance. .
" Doctor, this is my husband." said j
sh. with an a r al once sweet and sor
The poor attendant started. He was
. . wv is .1 1
struct aghast, lie couu noi laitiom uer
meaning. . -, . -
I "Wb.lt did VOU Sav, madam," he
'stammered, as he best could, "what did
you say J"
" Doctor, this is my husband, please
take him in charge." .
"The devil, madam, I'm not your hus
band, what do you mean ?''
Bursting into tears she sobbed aloud.
"He has another spasm he has another
attack. Oh ! Doctor, il you have pity
in your soul, secure him, and save your
self and me from violence."
In vain the poor fellow attempted to
explain. He was hurried along the cor
ridor and into a room, and confined se
curely the woman all the hile follow
in close behind weeping us though her
heart would break. Doctor and the I idy
returned to the reception room, and tlio
Iat'er, after giving the other an outline
of the peculiarities of her alleged bus
band's attacks, together with some di
rections in reference to the care she de
sired to have bestowed upon him, she
left, promising to come again in a few
days. And away whirled the carriage,
the silver ware, and the lady ; neither of
which has been heard of since.
The poor attendant was confined three
days before any one about the establish
ment could be induced to convey a letter
to his employers, who, all the lime, were
suspecting his honesty, and preparing to
advertise him in the newspapers. Upoti
the receipt of lie letter it did not take
them long to discover that they had been
Sold most brilliantly : and upon their ap
pearance at the hospital, it did not take
the Doctor long to discover that he hail
been sold decidedly ; the poor a tendant
was satisfied, upon hit arrival althehos
pi al that he had been sold most sorrow
fully, indeed. And here, we think we
will end the story, which has been talk
ed over in fashionable circles for the past
three or four days, with many a hearty
HOW LONGFELLOW GOT HIS WIFE.
It has often been said that in Hyperion
are to be found the leading incidents of
the author's life, that it will not be out
of place if we insert here the general be
lief of his readers. There is something
romantic in it. The Dublin University
Magazine, in a review of Mr. Longfel
low's work s tys :
"With Hyperion, the public have been
for soma time familiar; but it is not
generally known that in this exquisite
little story are shadowed forth the lead
ing incidents of the poet's life, and that
he himself is the hero of his own ro
mance. We shall give the facts as they
have come to our knowledge, and wo
are assured that they" will not fail to in
terest our readers:
About the year 1837, Longfellow b
ing engaged in making the tour of Eu
rope, selected Heidelberg for a perma
nent winter resilience. There his wife
was attacked with an illness which ul
timately proved fatal. It so happened,
however, that s.me time afterward,
there came to the same romantic place,
a y 'Ung lady of considerable personal
attraction. The) poet's heart was touched
he became attached to her, but the
beauty of sixteen .did not sympathize
with the poet of six and thirty,' and
Longfellow returned to America, having
lost his hoart as well as his wife. The
young lady, also, an American, returned
home shortly afterward. Their residen
ces, it turned out, were contiguous and
the poet availed himself of the oj portu-
I nity of proseruting his addresses, which
he did for a considerable time, with no
better success than ai first. Thus failed,
he set himself down, and instead, like
Petrarch, of laying seige to the heart of
his mistiess through the medium of son
nets, he resolved to write a whole book
a book which would achieve the
double object of gaining her affect'ons,
and establish his own fame. Hyperi n
was the result.
His laborsanJ his constancy was not
thrown away they met their due reward.
The lady gave him her hand as well as
her heart ; and thef now reside together
at Cambridge, in the same house which
Washington made his head quarters when
he was first appointed to the command
of the American Armies. These inter
esting facts were communicated to us by
a very intelligent American genileman
whom we had the jleasuieof meetingin
the same phice which was thesce-ceof
the poet's early disappointment and sor
rows. The man who planted himself on his
good intentions, haa not yet sprouted.
As EoglUh paper thinks it is the first
duty of letotallars to get the duty off
from tea totally.
Jnt gCKS puts everything to use.
Hu wfa ft baJ LeaJj an(, he 8raps
iU rMur oQ
Wht would tying a slow horse, to a
nrtM.a.'i til4 TV IS A
i-j iu..-.- 4-
Because it would make hiia fast.
THE LORD'S PRAYER—ANECDOTE
OF BOOTH, THE GREAT TRAGEDIAN.
Booth, and several friends had been
invited to dine at an old gentleman' in
Baltimore, of distinguished kindness,
urbanity and piety. The host, though
disapproving of theatres and theatre
going, had heard so much of Booth's re
markable powers, that his cariosity to
see the man, had in this instance over
come all his scruples and prejudices.
After the entertainment was over, lamps
lighted, and the company seated in the
drawing-roum, some one requested
Booth, as a particular favor, and one
which all present would appreciate, to
repeit the Lord's Prayer. Booth ex
pressed his willingness to afford them
this gratification, and all eyes were
turved expectant upon him. Booth ros
slowly and reverently from his chair.
It was wonderful to watch the play of
emotions thatconvulsed bis countenance.
He became deadly pale, and Lis eyes
turned, trembling upwards, wet with,
tears. As yet he had not spoken. The
silence could be felt. It became abso
lutely painful, until the spell was bro
ken as if by an electric shock, as his
rich-toned voice, from his, white lipe,
syllabled forth, "Our Father, who art
in Heaven," etc., with a pathos. and
perfect solemnity that thrilled all hearts.
He finished. The .silence continued.
Not a voice was. heard nor a muscle
moved in his wrapt audienceuntil from'
s remote corner of the room, a subdued
sob was heard, and the old gentlmaoy
( their host,) stepped forward : with
streaming eyes and tottering' frame, tad
seized Booth by the hand. :' .'
"Sir," said he, ia broken, accents,'
"you have afforded me a pleasure for
which my whole future life . will feel
grateful. I am an old man. and every,
day. from my boyhood to the present
time, I thought I had repeated the .
Lord's Prayer, but I have never heard
it before, never."
" You are right," replied Booth,, to
read that prayer as it thtndd be read has"
cost me the severest study and labor for
thirty years, and I am far from being
yet satisfied with my rendering of that
wonderful production. Hardly one per
son ia ten thousand comprehends how
much beauty, tenderness and grandeur,'
can be condensed in a space so small .
and in words so simple. The prayer of
itself sufficiently illustrates the troths of
the Bible, and stamps upon it the seal of
divinity.". . , , ,
So greit was the effect produced,
(says our informant, who was present,)
that conversation was sustained but a-,
short time longer, in monosyllables, and
almost entirely ceased ; and soon after, j
at an early hour, the company broke np.;
and retired to their several homes with .
sad faces and full hearts. . .
Daniel Wxbstsb's Estati. The
Boston Transcript learns that theexecu- "
tors of the estate of Daniel Webster have' '
sent printed circulars to persons having
claims against the same, in which it ia '
sta'ed that the nett amount of assets ia ;
their hands is $35,180,89, and the '
amount of claims is about $155,000.
The executors are now making a distri-
bution a nong ihe creditors. " They di.
vide twety one and three quarters per "
centum, retaining in hand about one per 1
centum to defray expenses and charges w
in ihe suit against the eity of New Or-" !
leans for a claim of $25,000, for counsel v
fees in the Gaines controversy'-
Gextexl Pxoplk. The young lady
who lets her mother do the ironing, for
fear of spreading her hands; the Miss
who wears thin shoes on a rsiny day, and
the young gentleman who is ashamed to
be seen walking with his father. -
If yoa love others, they will love you.
If yoa speak kindly to them, they will
speak kindly. Love is repaid with love,
and haired with hatred. Would you hear
a sweet and pleasant echo, speak sweetly
and pleasantly yourself.
To rob troubles of their sting, fact
them. To make a dog bite you, run from
him. . i -.
War is a. pretty young woman like
corn in a time of scarcity?
Because she ought to be husbanded.
Ixtsgritt, however rough, is better
than smooth dissimulation.
Fwbsdship is the medicine for all mis
fortunes ; but ingratitude dries up the
fountain of all goodness. -
A Nxw Tlx. A poor widow was ask
ed how shi became so much attached to
a certain neighbor, and replied that she ,
was bound to him by several cords of
wood which he had sent her during the
'. " - ,
Set a value on the smallest morsels of
knowledge. The fragments are the dual
of diamond a.