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patch, at the lowest possible rules. ...
Poetical.
Poetical. WHERE MAY REST BE FOUND.
Tell me, ye winged winds,
Xliut rouud my path-way roar,
' Doyoii not know some spot
Where mortals weep no more 1
Bomelone and pleasant dell,
' Some vnllcy in the Wert,
Where, free from toil and pain,
The weary soul may rest)
. The low wind softened in a whisper low,
And sighed far pity, as they answered "No!"
Tell me, thou mighty deep,
Where billows round nie play,
' '' Know'st thou 'some farored spot, -Borne
island far away,
, Where wretched man mar find
" The bliss for whioh be sighs?
Where sorrow never lives, - ,
And friendship never dies?
The (oud waves rolling in perpetual flow, .
Stopped for awbile and answered "So!"
"v ' And thou, sercnest moon,'
;." - That with such holy face,
' Dost look upon the earth,
. ... . Asleep in night's embrace
Tell mo, in all thy sounds,
Hast thou not seen some spot
Where miserable man
Might (ind a happier lotT
Behind a cloud the moon withdrew in woe ,
And a voice sweet, but sad, responded ".No!"
Tell me, my secret soul,
O! tell me. Hope and Faith, .
la there no resting place
From sorrow, sin or death! , , . ,
. Is there no bappy spot
. ,'. Where mortals may be blessed, ;
' Where grief may find a balm,
And weariness a rest1
Faith, Hope and Love, best boons to mortals
given, .. .
Waved their bright wiuginnd whispered"! cs,
, ,; ' in Heaven!'1 t '
Miscellaneous.
THE UNYIELDING WIFE
—OR—
THE EFFECTS OF ILL TEMPER.
BY A FARMER'S WIFE.
.. Before proceeding to- the lubjcct nialter of
this paper, allow me, my young menus 10 ex-.-
tiortyou to pause long and strive earnestly at
eelf culture and sell control, beiore iaK ng i
. aten which involves your all of earthly happi
ness, as well as that of the individual whom,
i before Heaven, you promised to honor, love,
and chersh, during your sojou n in a stale
where mutual concessions are constantly de
. mended. My female fr ends, though the cdo
sen companion of your life may nit be all you
had, in the ardor of your affection, painted
' him, he is still the man you are bound to love,
. . honor and obey, and to your keeping, in a
great degree, is oommit'ed bis reputation,, hj
; usefnluet! in life, his social tastes anl fire
nan e ninvmenta. Mutual improvement is un
loubtedly one of the ends of the institution of
warriaiie t ut any attempt atcorrecuon or re
proof should be mingled with kindness of
rnsoner j if tbeconlrary course is adopted, the
desired effect is worse than lost, snd frequent
ly the seeds of good already sown in the
heart, are, by tisrshuesa and seventy, stifled
in the germ, snd the noble feelings which had
begun to expand are blasted by the beat of an
xitifovernauie temper. .
Years ago. when in tbe freshness and buoy
ancy of girlhood, I was about to become the
. bride of him who bad ever slriven to make
' me hannv. 1 received a letter from my motb
r's sister, earnestly urging me to spend a few
Joys with her, as she waned particularly 10
" rn me. Accordinelv I went, and was cor-
, dially received by Aunt Clsrs and the family
of her son, with whom she resided. One day
' Murine mv visit. Aunt Clara told me she uad
, .' beard of my intended marriage, atd, feelioga
deep interest in my weiiare, sue nau ueieimiii
ed to vive me a bistortof her married life, be
lieving that it might eonvey a useful lesson.
'Whether she thought she discovered the same
traits in mv character that caused the ship
wreck' of her happiness, I cannot say; but
let that pass. She said on account ot me sad
memory and unLanoy inclines it would neces
snrily awaken, she.Yad reduced the noHa'ive
to-witting, winch I niipht perns at pleasure
At an'early dv I availeu myseirol her kind
ness her manuscript is here-copieu:
Being the oldest of six children, my parents
; had always been accustomed to rely on me
for much assistance, which, hsd 1 Men tne
onlv child, thtv would scarcely have consid
red me able to render. 4 My mother's time
1 was almost wholly occupied with household
affairs, so that at sixteen years of age the care
of two little Sisters snd three brothers devolved
upon me. Nature had endowed me with an
indomitable will snd passionate love of power
which required a stronger curb thsn tneocca
aional reproofs which my ebulitioa of tempo
called forth. Among my brothers and sisters
' my word wss law, and when I issued a com
' mand, (and that was the form in whioh my is
' sies were exercised,) I exacted the strictest
obedience. ' i do not think the children could
have loved me. very much, for my passionate
instructions must have engendered that fear
which easts out love.
At length a chanee came over me a pa
s.on took possession of my heart, which for
a time overpowered all baser passions reed
car that nassion was lore T My whole heart
wss devoted to an object worthy of a better
disciplined one than 1 could enng mm.
As if to prove the assertion true that every
person lores bis opposite, the object of my at
tachment was mild, with a disposition full of
kindness sod charity, always choosing to sut-
. fer wrong rather thsn contend with an antago
Intending te relieve my parents from provl
. ding some of the necessary articles of .house-
keenine, I eneaeed to take charee of a district
school, which was managed by a board
trustees, who were authorized to employ and
pay ue teacher, being more or less controlled
by them, t hen occasional interference, to
temperament like mine, was exceedingly im
tating. One day I returned from school in
very angry mood, atsertinc tbstl would neith
er submit id the dictates of the trustees or any
one else, wnen my eldest sister said, rwith an
tMrb sailtu ..
'"What will you do when you are teamed
, Yon will then hnre to "love, honor, and
' Oi'My temper wss not in tbe least softened by
the question, and I replied very emphatically
.oiiat waea l was manienu wss my nusnsnd'i
A.tdutr to make one hsnnr, and if he did sot Cn
j, im Uray wishes, I should endeavor to rnake
;p ra;. roolish wayward girt sa iwas, to te
i.jivi in my own aind that 1 would abide'by
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to absurd a determination, how little did I re-
fleet, how mnch influence, pride end obsiina-
cy would exert in causing metq adheretothiSMc
expression of perverted will. '
Joseph and. 1 were at lenjin raarnea. u,
seenidd to me that I bad never been so happy
j weeks passed as days. Surrounded
by sn atmosphere of love ana Kindness, my
faults were not called out, and Joseph in his
mistaken fondness thought me all that hi
warm heart and noble nature could desire. '
Soon after the marriage we commenced
housekeeping in a neat, pretty house just suit
ed to our wants. 1 wasensbled nearly to fur
nish it with the avails of my last years teach
ing, and the kind assistance of mother and sis
ters. Ntatness and orer were largely devel
oped in my habits, and for some time nothing
occurred to nun tne Happiness 01 our uuiiy
life.
One evening I had to wait lonper tiinn usual
for Joseph to come to tea, and suffered a long
suppressed feeling of impatience to betray it
self in th'' peevish tones in which I exclaimed
oon as soon as lie entered the dining room,
The tea is all cold ; why did you not come
before'?"
"1 could -hot, my dear, as there was no one
to stay in the store," was the mild reply which
should have put the subject at rest, as I knew
that Joseph's business must necessarily occupy
is whole time, he being head clerk in the es
tablishment with which he was connected, ex
pecting in the course of two'or three years to
Ue taken uto partnership, therefore it was
necessary for him to be active and attentive.
All 'this I knew, but, like loo many wives,
tosk little interest in business affairs, end
would not consider that he had any claims
paramount to my convenience,
Small matters like these should have been
fborne patiently, but in thesbsence of any
greater trouble 1 sullerc-u a thousand inning
things to annoy and irritate me to mar, uegree
that I threatened to "turn over a new lent,
which was but another way of saying, unless
I can bifve things my own way I shall give
my husband a lesson. Ho bore my oit-reiter
ated eomnlaints about what appears t me
now to have been trifles light as air witnout
resentments, offering good reasons (excuses,
called them) for not complying with my wish
es.
One day, after I had reproached him with
thinkinrtnore of his business than of his wife,
he rose to go out, and as be did so, he turned
to me with a look that should nave sent re
pentance to my heart, and fixing on mo those
liquid grey eyes, expressive mere oi sorrow
than of anger, "Clara," said he, "if you find
it so troublesome wnitinir lor me, do sot wait
any more, but take your meals andclear awny
the things without regard to me." v nen ne
bad gone, the temper that should have reen
cast behind me prompted me to take bun at
his word. Accordingly when tno lime came,
I prepared the evening meal and, after wait-
ins a few moments I sat down, ate alone, then
cleared away the table and took up my sew-
ins. In a few moments Joseph came in, and
without raising my.eyes from my work. I told
him in an unconcerned manner as possible,
that he need notcome fot bis tea, I bad clear
ed it.away-. WiUietU j'ingA,W0el United
anu leu ine nuusc.
I know my friend, that when you read this
you will bitterly reproach me for unkindness
to one who loved me better than life: one, too,
for who at times, I weuld havo laid down my
life, and aueht else save my will. His loss
one time would Iave broken my heart,
naturally impulsive, that intense love that for
a time controlled infirmities of temper I bad
suffered them to gain the ascoendency thus
ilashini? from our I ins the cun of happiness.
I allowtd myself to forfjet that the same guard
ovet my conduct, and the same effort was nec
essary to preserv the affections cf the husband
that were there emp oyeu 10 win anu ouiam
the lover.
But to return. That night I sat up late.but
nay husband did not come. Ah, thought I,
thinks to frighten me into submission by stay
ing out lat' ,(a thing he'had never done before,)
butbe will find ins m'siDKe. rinuing inatne
had taken the night key, I determined to
up no longer. I retired but could not sleep.
The mild beams of the moon came softly scal
ing through the window, filling the toom with
fantastic shapes of light and shade, bearing
to my troubled mind a self-examination,
long defered, As the night deepened snd
m) husband came not, l wept Diner rears
of self-accusatiou, and in proportion to
'ears for his safety did my repentance tor
past, and resolve for tbe future to deepen and
expand.
I knew the storeiad closed some hours be
fore and we had few friends, indeed none with
whom he could be spendtng'the evening,
Where can he be, was the constantly recurring
question. Just as the clock strnck one, 1 heard
the click of the niEht Key ano rus step on
stairs. With my fears, vanished repentance
from my volatile heart, ano oy mo urae
reached the room I was prepared to pour
rtorm of invective on his head. He paused
the threshold, and as the moon shone full
his face, I perceived that-be was pale and ag
itated. and in his moonlight presented a ehast-
liness thst shocked me so much that 1 sprang
from the bed. exchnnine, "Joseph, Mr Le
land' what is the matter 1" He stared ot
ah instant, and in an excited tone replied
"Don't be a fool, Ulara. ' uo dsck to dcq
let me alone."
The truth flashed on my mind, and again
pressed my pillow, where I sought-to fasten
the nlame on him. ramer man lane any snare
on myself. The next day nothing was said
the occurrence net the preeeeoing osy
night. In fact there were-few words spoken
on any subject; 1 felt injured snd a gloom
seemed to hare settled ' on the countenance
and manner of my husband. t
It wks not for years" aTtet thst-1 knew
what I mnv as well mention now. When
Leland left the store on the eventful night.he
paused a moment on the threshold, uncertain
whither to direct his steps, dreading after
to ilings of the day to encounter the fretful
ness of an arbitrary wife at home. Home !
home no longer to his gentle and peace-loving
spirit. ' Just then an acquaintance passed,
accosting him gaily, inviting him to go
partake of an oyster supper at a fashionable
restaurant Unhappily his stomach prompted
his mind to accept the invitatiqn. That night
tbe tempting wine cup was held to his lips;
second and a third followed in rapid sucCesr
ion, and in that state he sought bis chamber
as we have already seen. ' -
Following this, there came I succession
days' arid months fra'urtt with the deepest mis
ery to both of us 1 will draw a veil over
recollectionrof this- period, only mentioning
that bat lev months had eJapse4 before
hollow cheeks apd bloodshot eyes told a
that none who saw him could fail' to read. ' -My
'husbsnd'i conduct snd appearance, instead
eausing seir-repioaeli'an4 excising .pity,
me o JeokKoop myseiM1 w fit tW:B
jured of wives, and
heajt hardened towards hurrtilll really tpekc
my.stlfish and.wifledt'
save in harshness and reproach. Wa had
been married about two years, One'morning
Leland vent 10 the store as .usual, but
! soon returned. On looking-at him, I caught
j wild and glesmed like hot coals and he siag
before , pered across the" room amf wou id have fallen
;
my ureath in astonishment., His eves were
had he not grasped a chair into which he sank
He sat a moment, as if dollectinghis thoughts,
then in a voice firm and solemu, while I al
most felt his burning gaze, he said : "Clara,
this day I am a mined Tnnn my employers
haTe watched My steps, have expostulated
with mei finding it to no purpose, this day on
which I should have been raised to an honors
Ms and profitable positihn, finds me cast off,
sick, broken-hearted, alone, without money
and without tnends. Trouble and disappoint
ment drove me to the wine-cup, then, to find
oblivion for my sorrows, I neglected my' busi
ness, became involved in debt and this U the
consequence. ' . -j , ; ,
BY A FARMER'S WIFE. [From the flag of our Union. ]
THE SKINNED CAT.
BY BUT.
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In a little villftgef not teri miles from Balti
more, there once resided, and for all e know
to the contrary Le may live there yet, nn old
gentleman, who, on account of his extreme
cleanliness, was called "old Nicety.' Now if
thero was one good thing "old Nicety prefer-'1
red before another, it was n good cupof ten
and if there, was an animal which he detested it
was a cat, Thero lived about half a mile
from this same village a gentleman named
Buckler, whose wife was considered one of
the best, ifnot tbe best tea-maker in that re
gion of the world and to Mr. Buckter's
would 'old Nicety' often wend his way of an
evening to enjoy a dish of Mrs Buckter's fa
mous tea. After sipping down a cup of more
than usual flavor and excellency one evening,
old Nicety leaned back in his chair-end ex
claimed : .
'An ! Mrs. Buckter ! I don't see Jiow it's
possible for you to make such excellent tea 1"
'I'll tell you sir,' exclaimed a little'son of
Mr. Buckler's. 'Twasn't mammy that made
the tea, dn dy did it 1'
Eh, daddy 'mnde it, my loy, Jid he, then
perhaps yon saw him ?'
'Yes, I did, sir ; and the doe too, and we
for the dog killed the cat, unj daddy put the skin
in the tei-pol.'
'In tie where?" exelaimel old Nicety,'
springing from his chair, as if he had been sit
ting on nettles. "
'In the tea-pot, sir, and here it is, ana with
ynutli ful ability the little fellow produced
tea pot from the closei with a cat-skin in the
bottom of it. 'See it,sir, mammy didn't make
the tea for daddy put the sk n there.'
One glance of horror old Nicety threw into
the tea-pot, and true enough there lay the
cat's skin. With the exclamation of "(ood
Lord, I've been drinking eat soup.'" old Nicety
msned from the bouse, ami ha-never since sui
fcred a tea-pot to come withinbis sight. .
For tbe benefit of the reader we. may re
mark that tbe wny the cat's f kin got Into the
t-pflwas toU -: Jw. warmer j)ti a rirre-cwt,
that the day before had been killed by a dog,
and as he wished to preserve its skin, he had
put it in an old tea pot that was not used and
set it by for safe keeping, tbqugh his little son
supposed ne was making tea.
DON'T TATTLE.
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What nerd it concern you if Johu Sno-ksls
courting Sal Thompson ? They are undoubt
edly rational bein.s, and csn conduct their
love affairs in a becoming manner withoutany
ot your interference. What if Den Short has
got a new dress? It is probably paid for apd
cost you noiiiing, tnererore.wiiy need you in
terest yourself so deeply about it? What if
the principal merchant ip this city lias becme
insolvent? You aro not among his creditors,
and for Heaven's sake why can't you let the
men have a little enjoyment I Suppose Dor
cas swift does go todanciug school ? . It costs
vou nothing, and as she has a frail fionstitn
tion, a litt e exercise ot this kind may benefit
her general health. This intermeddling w'uh
others, to the utter neglect of ourselves, is be
coming .loo 'prevalent withla ceilain class in
our cities.. There are none of us, who escape
misfortune, or are free'ftom error; but to be
made thebutt and by-word ora set orgos ip
in?, intermeddling simpletons, merely on ac
count of inevitable misfortune. 6' a sinirle er
ror committed, is far from being agreeable. If
this clars of beings have'ariy business of their
own, we hope that out of shame, tor them
selves, and for the credit of their relative, they
will attend to it. Albany Freeholder,
A great Wrestle.
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We saw n anecdote somewhere, a
short
time acn of a rough river boatman,
who was
celebrated for his great skill in wrestling
It
was gene'"? conceded that hs could throw
any man on his. back that be took hold of, and
he nrided himself upon his superiority in that
resnect. Udou a trip to New Orleans he
caught iho yellow fever, snd was lying, as all
iiinnfispd. at the n-int of death. In this ex-
treniiiy, s preacher was sent for, who advised
him to think of his future state, and "wrestle
with the Lord."
nassel with the Lord," exclaimed the as
tnnishsd boatman, (who understood him liter
ally.) "Kassel with the Lord I Why he would
trip me into hell at the very nrsi pass:
of
ana
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Mr.
the
rrr"Spesking of speed," said a wap, the
other day, " I reckon they travel on the Hud
son River Railroad. I stepped into the cars
Albany, eot fnirlv seated at Hudson, lighte-l
my cigar at Poughkeepsie, spit out of the win
dow at Peekskill, and bit a man at Sing
Sins., the teleeranh noles looked like a cloe
picket fence, and on going to the end oi me
train, I found we had a rope walk snd a ten
pin alley in tow, each filled with brisk both
ntnek out like the tail of a kite, without
touching the trask, snd were used merely to
stesdy the cars."
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trr"How," said s jude in Missouri .to a
witness on the stand, "how do you knew the
plaintiff was intoxicated on the evening rererr
"Because I saw hirt) s few minutes after the
muss, trying to pull of- nie trdusers with
boot-jack r" ' "
Verdict for the defend nf.' See Blackstone
psge 37, vs. Gin and Sugar.
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.'fn4' Landlord," said seedy pedagogue,
Somewhat given to stronjr.libations, "I would
like a quantum of spirits, a monicum of mo
lasses in coniunetien with a little waterbut
deal lareely with the spirits," thoa man of
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"O," said 'het w.orse, htttlL'iney are; plat-
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, form settles where they they wcijh Presidents,
THE BLACKSMITH'S DAUGHTER.
BY KATE GLENMORE.
'I wihb exact a promise from you, Fred,
on thirannivetsary of my birth-day shall it
be fivenf'- . v . , t : i. . t ... . .
x'Mosl assuredljf, Lucr, i,f it be anything
consistent, u n, ess. inueec, it be man snai i re
linquish my cigars. "' "
'No, Fred, that H not whartr wss siming at,
so rest easy. Iwill not teafe yon oa thai point
to-day; but, it, is one of infinitely more import
ance, t-osayyes.'
'Tell me first what t can promise. It is too
mush like a leap in tbe dark, tossy yes to sn
nndelned proposition. My sister knows I
would not willingly refuse her any equest to
day. ,
'Well, then, ft is simply this, that you psy
Susan Howard no further attentions.' v .
How so, Lucyf What has Susan Howard
dpne to otfeud you, or what can you bring
againsl her that will justify you inmaking such
reqrfcslf ' ;
a should not suppose you would ask that;
it neither parentage enougl.?' . . .
'I canYiot. ste why. She is the 'daughter
of ah honest respectable blacksmith, who has
always supported his family honorably, and
given liwi. tlanguters an euucaiwn inai win
render them, ornaments to, me wesi socit-iy in
ourjnnd-' ' ' , ,
How absurdly you talk, Fred; where can
yon hove picked upsuch sentiments t- lihink
society would be vastly obliged to you, were
you to introduce a blacksmith's daughter to
ernes 'it's circle's.' " '
'Weil, it mitthl ne, L.ucyi lor noiwnnswnu-
nt your prejudices) let me assure you there is
not a girl amopg the circle of your acquaint
ance, who, for the sterling qualities of mind.
nd heart, will comnare vith tsusn Howard.
I know notrimeof her sterling qualities.
She doubtless does well enough for the station
it which, she moves, and which she is as
sinnoil tn Clt. thft wife of tame sturdy me
chanic: but you as well as she, would find she
. " . - . .. r i. i. : mam .dHHa,l
was mine uub ui ncr'spiicrie in uw? uiiu
society."
'I am sorry-to hear you-ewress such senti-i
ments. - What have we, tne children oi a re
publican eovern.nent, to do with such dUinc
Hons? Worth is the criterion by which we are
to iudee. not the accident of fortune arid fam
ily. This is one oi tne cniei oeauues oi our
Republican Institutions that it grants to every
man and woman the power to become the
architect of their own fortune. To be some
hin? or nothing?' ' 1
All that sounds very well lor pounci-ms,
and will doubtless have a very good effect in
electioneering purposes, but L have no amui
tion. becauee I live unJer a teouoiican gov
ernment, to become so very lepublican in my
feelings and assoc ations. The distinctions of
society should be observed, else what would
it become?' I
So thev should. Lucy, and so they ever will
The distinction between vice and virtue, ig
norance and intelligence, cannot be too nicely
drawn, thouith I fear it would be to the exclu
sion of.msnr wha now swell the list of our
would-be arlstocniuy: wniTs the admission ol
our worthy blncksmith and his intelligent fam
ily would more than compensate toi a score
of them.' ' '
How can you, Frel, persist In that which
you know is so annoying to your Tamily?
The. very idea, of having a girl like Susan How
ard associated with it, is too humbling to be
endured.'
I reeret cxreedinqly that your prejudices
ate so strong, Lucy, as I have decided on ask
ing Mis Howard to become your sister, so you
see I cannot with consistency give you the re
auired premise
If that is your decision, luruier arRumeni
is useless; but you know my feelings towards
her, and the welcome she will be likely tore
ceive from me.''
j . e . . .
'Have you seen the member from O
Fred?' asked Lucy Preston of her brother,
the day after his arrival in Washington,
where she had been spending a few weens
ith hef father, a distinguished member oi
Congress, from one of our New England
States. - - -
'No. Who is ho? and what is he like?'
asked Fred.
His name is Howard, and I heard father
say this morning, ne was or.e oi me mosi
talented members oi the House. He is cer
tainly one of the most perfect gentlemen
ever met.'
Howard! Oh, I wonder if he has any sis
ters?'
Ye, several. One of them was here with
him during the early nart of the session, and
judging from the quantity and quality of prise
lavished upon her, she musi oe a paragon.
She will be here again soon, as she is expect
ed to grace Mrs. L 's party to-morrow
I must manage to gei an wiroaucuoii to
her.' . . ..
I think I oan expect this, as her brother
has promised to favor me with one. I am really
curious to see one who expites such unqualified
admiration.' .
" .
M,. L s snacious drawing rooms were
already -filled with the elite of the Capitol,
when Lucy f reswn entereu, accoinpanieu
by the tajented and accomplished Mr. How
ard. . .
Grave statesmen and politicians had laid
osi le the care and diauity of state and office,
to participate in those fashionable follies
which so invitingly promise to afford relaxa
tion and" amusement; and well were those
nrnmises fulfilled, as the radisnt faces
beauty, and,, majestic manhood, proclaim, as
they here surrcnuer meuisuivfs 10 hid onua
rating sound of music, and keep time and
nnpe with its voluptuous swellings, or they
imn thpmselvcs to that merry-group where wit
and humor is the prenidiHg genius- While,
perchance, some more intelleo'ual in their
tastes, find a deepi r source of enjoment in
the disfcussion of graver topics. . .
Lucy's eager eye look in at a glance the gay
assembly, then wandered enqufrinely from one
group to' snottier, to distinguish, if possible,-
the star which reigned pre-eminent; but an
seemed atike'to her, gay and beoutiriit",nndshe
ooivirl the fascinating eloquence- of the gen-
tlerrton on whose arm she lepoed, ball (orgot
lln womanly cuiuisily and the piomised intro
duction: when the announcement of Mr.Pres.
Ion and Miss Howard excited both curiosity
and aslohislinienl. Th'tsujiprtssed murmur
adrniPtidn which greeten their entrance had
scarcely' subsided, when heVaslnnishmenf wss
assuddenly changed to the deedest chagrin mid
mortification; for there in the sister of the on
she so iivuch,. admired ;- and-ths acknowledged
Tavm-itoaf thernostrefiwd ewcles.of the Capi
tol, she beheld none pther than Susan Uowardt
"'"The 'itowttigrftima's wf&cScJViijcxry
pasty sssembled beneath the roof of our worthy
blacksmith, and Lucy Preston, now Sirs.
Howard, 'he bride of tbe blacksmith's son
rejoici g in the beauty of those liberal insti
tutidns.wbich a short year before she had held
in siteli contempt. . i -.-i - .'
'1 he distinctions of society should be observ
ed, Lucy, else what will it become?' whisper
ed Fred Preston to his sister; on this merry
Christmas evening.
?Oh, Fred, will you never forgive my fol
ly? You have already punished me quite
enough. ,
Yes, sister, dear: only I wished to enquire
what recepiion tbe blacksmiih's daughter
would receive from the wife of a distinguished
member of Congress?'
'You ire positively too bad. There, Susan
is calling you; go, try snd be civil on this your
wedding night at least'
Pharaphrases.
Vulgar. '-Will ye iver go home f" '
Genteel. Dost thou suppose, young man,
that thou-wiu ever depart from this blessed
land of freedom, to cross the mighty deep,
nd return to your beloved country where
your first breath was drawn in the much-be
loved dwelling-place of your noble ancestors?
..Vulgar "I'm goin' to the country."
Genteel. I am about immediately to depart
from the crowded thoroughiares, the confusion
end din, caused by the conversation between
"he- inhabitants of Joreign lands, snd the un
healthy, sultry, and sulphurous atmosphere of
the city, to revive myself with the salubrious
and pure healthy air, only found end-secured
in a quiet and secluded country village.
vulgar. "Uo to the devil."
Genteel. You will immediately depart from
hence to regions where nought is knnwn to
exist but brilliant brimstone and saltpetre fire
works, where your mothers brother (oi your
"uncle" 'will receive you with a distinguished
reception.
. ,-, i ,1 i .1 - . r . - , '
The Claret Jug and the Elders.
There is a story very well known smong
Scottish anecdote mongers(writes a Timea cor
respondent) respecting the celebrated Dr. Fit-
aanan. The Dr. seldom troubled the inside
of the kirk, but every Sabbatu morning hi? jug
of CUrel was to, be seen on its wav from the
tavern, just as me more staiu pomon oi ine
popu lation were goi rig to morn ing service. The
kitk ciders were at length scandalized.aud un
der tbe plea of preventing Sabbath-trading,
used frequently to sieze theDr.'s jug and con
fiscate bis claret. Suspecting that the Mtzure
was not altogether disinterested, the Dr. one
Sabbathjnorning put a strong dcTse of tartar
emetic at the bottom of the jug. O i that day
Ho the surprise of all Dr. Pitcarin was seen in
church. His eyes were turned towards the
elders' pew. .
Tbe service had. not advanced f .r ere one of
the reolous opponents of Sabbath-trad ing slunk
out of church, looking very pale. Soon anoth
er followed, and presently the elders' pew was
empty, to the bewilderment of all but the
contriver of the mischief. The latter slipped
out of church quietly, end with exultation
beheld his persecutors writhing in all the ago
ntes of a painful puke. Whether t is story
ba true or not, it illustrates the cheapness and
accessibility of claret when unencumbered by
many duties.
The Claret Jug and the Elders. the night side of of love.
,
I
Midnight veiled the heavens with infinite
blackness, as Hans Von Rosenbaum stepped
from the oigied hills of Kinkel Leger Hsus
Saus Brus. The foam of the beer still dashed
his wild beard, anJ the murmur of the evening
breeze mingled in h s soul with the memories
of cries for "another pratezel !" and pr.ngin
te lager 1" and the thrillin of harps and pi
anosfor it had been concert night. "Kat-a-
n-na !" he. cried, from the bottom of bis beart
and voice " Kat-a-ri-na ! komm heraus ! "
The breeze sighed in the leave the waves
rippled all was was still. Once moie in
agony rose that cry "Kat-a-ri-na!"
Deep irom the recess ot the second-story
window murmured an answer: "Mx komm
heraut ."'
'.'Vot, you vont kom out?" roared Hacs, in
all the grief of rejected leve. "Den you goes
mit'ter tuyful an' be ponde e ! Gotshimmul
krouz schaokscliwerednthj's !" A brick flew
fiom his hand, skimmed through tbe misty uii
there was a jingle of broken glass a cry in
female dutch and all was silent "
Still wanders in dark midnights the spectral
form of Hans Von Kosenbsum around that
dwelling, still rings from the Window the
ghostly cry of "Nix kom herous !" still wings
its way in the night-wind a phantom brick-
bati and still, the benighted traveler hears at
last a low dismal wa.l in dutch. All things in
Heaven and on earth are re-echoed and re
flected in their ghosts, or-in their shadows.
rrrA young law student, who wrote a clear
and round hand, and who was about finishing
up his studies, one day han led an instrument
which be had lust written out, t his uncle,
dry wag who had called to see him, and to en
quire of his progress m hut prolossion. t be
uncle lock the MMs. nnd after reading a few
lines of it, gave it back to his nephew, stating
with an arch p collar smile :
"You ore not quite n lawyer yet, James."
"What do you find out ol the way, sir,"
queried the student in astonishment.
"wny," returned the waggisn oio cruic,
anybody can read that writing."
of
IT'Husband do you believe in special
judgments of providence upon individuals in
this liter .
'Yes. my dear.' ,
'Do you indeed? Did one of the judgments
ever happen to you?'
Yes, my-jove.'
When was it my husband?'
'Wheal married jou, my dear!'
otA love-sick sM'ain in describing a kiss,
says it jss draught that passes through the
system like a tsctet of water through a bas
ket of eggs.
IT An elderly.lady writes to a friend: "A
widower with ten children has proposed and
have accented. This is about the number
should have been entitled in if I had been
married at the proper time, instead of be ing
cheated into a noneuuty." Sensible to the
last. ... . . ,
of
Ip-A politician from rural regions, being told
in wasnington ine ouicr nay mat consols nuu
destined; asked to-ltnow which corisol, fot
mightftke the-ouica. i , - .
BAn Irish laborer, sick of the thraldom
strong drink, introduced himself lately to the
magistrates Of Southwark, and proposed to
rmie netoretnein io seep the following' pledge
which he produdud ia ivrttirrc): take notice
that Peter Hoc" of CssVrngiii, in the- jcounty
of kerrj heqr hi tajka his. Oth nivir to dhtink
glass o( Speriet good" bad oi iadi.Tereijl,; only
I. publisbedevfty Tbnti.sy'indrniBg, ii tit
oom immediately over the Post Office, Usia
Sireet, Eaton, Ohio, at the following rates :
11 50 perannum, in advance.
92 00 if not paid w'thin the yesr, and
12 SO aftertheyear nsserpired .
Theserates will beji'idly enforced-
No paper discontinued nntil all arrearages
are pii, flnlen at the option of the publisher
X7AJ1 cbtnnuaicatioiia addressed to the Ed
topmast, basest free of postage to insure al
teBHon.vrv' . I.:: ' .i.-.
C'iJo commnnlcoli-fl inserted, ' unless ac-
ompanled by a oaponslble name. . '
TPE NOBLE—HEARTED ACTOR.
s
A most popular actor, who had jnst played
a series of characters with great effect.bad re
marked every evening in front of the curtain,
a yonngTierson of extreme beauty, who had
watched his playing wiin an attention in
which it was difficult to believe the motive a
single one. Our actor knew well thst;he had
inspired a piofound passion, and he did not
hesitate to respond-to it with a full heart, al
though corhplelejy ignorant who this young
Isdy was, that night after night east on him
her burning looks. ' ''..' .
In the nieantime.a wealthy personage wish
ed our actor to put himself to. the trouble of
caning ey ni' residence. . .
"Monsieur," said the banker, "I have an
immense service to ask of you. It is to mme
the stun that will induce jou to leave the city
for a few years."
To this strange proposition the actor replied
with s loud laugh - .
"What d you think. Monsieur ? I am not
yet pt the climax of my reputation and glory,
which are my fortune. I wo-ild not leave foe
a million." " " -
"Well, I offer it to yon. Leave and twill
instantly count you out a million that will
materialize the lumes ol glory."- .
"But, Monsieur can I know the powerful
motives which induce you to make me such ha
offer?" ;
"Yes, I will tell you- My daughter my
only daughter, I wish to marry her cousin, a
young man destined for the highest office of
the kingdom, and she is foolishly enamored in
you. 1 cannot give her to you. lb is neces
sary therefore that you should leave."
."Monsieur," replied the actor, after he had
surmounted the first of his pride, "if thst be
all, make your mind easy. I will leave; you
shall not spend a million; and your daughter
shall marry her cousin."
"What do you mean ?"
"Detain me for dinner to-day, and place mo
near her." .
At first the banker dared not trust him, but
the actor insisted, and the other yielded.
There were many of the wealthy to partake of
the dinner; among others, several bankers and
their wives. The guests had already arrived,
and the youug lady of the house appsared at
me same lime.
But what was the suiprise the cbarfin, and
regret of the actor, in recognizing in this young
lauy, me very one for whom he had been st
passionately enamored in front of the scenery
of his theatre. .
She, stupified at seeing him ot her father's,
stammered out a few words, and accepted his
arm to go to the table, for the aetor was de
termined, let, the consequence be what they
might, to keep the promise he had made to ihe
father of his love.
And he did keep it in truth, and so well
that the young lady on seeing what king of a
course, object person of a clown she hsd giv
en htr heart to, felt as if it would break. . Ia
fact the actor had caused a' thousand incon
veniences, and concluded by insulting the
guests so grossly that most of them were anx
ious U leave. In a word the scene became, so
stirring, that as soon as' dinner wss over the
young lady herself, indignant and outraged,
had the servant called and the actor pushed
outside the door.
But her cousin, her affianced, arrived in the
evening. He recognized the celebnted actor.
The. latter related to him how be had just
uroKin nisown lies, annihilated himsett by an
o lious role, in an incredible comedv of the bon
ion he told him the whole Bffair. The vounir
lady discovere l that she had be-n duned bv
an admirable ruse that the man she had loved
an I who loved her, had been inmolated to the
exigencies of her fnth r. She saw her cousin
no more with pleasure. She detested h m from
that time forth, and when pressed to determine
on her being married to him, she would give,
way 10 ner reeiing3 in reproaches, and diiap
pear. -
'Iho whole of the next dav was nassed in
despair b' the banker, and in uneasiness and
jealousy by the cousin. They finally conclu
ded th.it the yoang lady had gone to join her
lover, and they hastened to take her from him.
A fact soon proved to them that their suspic
ions were well founded; then the justices were
appled to, in order to Lave the ravisher ar
rested. But the actor had not accented the sacrifice
of the young Indy. He vowdud his coraireons
subterfuge of the previous evening, and that
ue iuveu nis aumirer io distraction; but he out
not wish that she should be lost, dishonored.
lie caiecmzed her, persuaded her, and car
ried her back to her father at the ve'v mo
ment that the latter was in search of him.
The father understood the legal better than
passionate expressions of his unexpected de
nouncement, and gradually touched moved
couquerel it struck him that he could do
noth ng better than to tive the actor his
daughter, he being the most honorable and
honest man he hsd ever met.
"Well, who is the hero of this tale ?" will
probably be asked. Brcssantc, Brindeaux.
Latentains or some eloquent .lover of gymna
sium, or of the Comedie Franca Ine ?
No. It happened to be the actor 'Gorric.
who was so much esteemed, that st his death
his funeml pall was borne by the Duke of
Devonsl i'e, Lord Camden, Earl Spencer, 'snd
viscuum raimerston, followed Dy lilty mourn
ing carriages, containing the most ol the Enc-
lish nobility. But M. Melville, who has made
a comedy out of this anecdote, hos attributed
it to ijeorgn fauJIivnn, nnd it is under the title
of Suit vail thut the piece obtained at the Ths
atrc Frsncaisc, such brilliant success.
The Way to Settle a Dilemma,
1
I
A testator left to his eldest son one-half of
his. horses, treennd, one-third of his horses, to
his third, one-ninth of his horses the testator
bad seventeen horses. The executor didnot
know what to do, as seventeen will not devide
by two, by three nor by nine. A Dervish
came up on horseback and the execntot con
sulted him. Tbe Dervish said, "take my horso
and add it to the others's. There were then
eighteen horses. The executor then gsve to
the eldest son one-half, 0; to the second son
one-third, 6: and to the third son one-ninth.2:
total, 17. The Dervise then said : -'You.
don't want my horse now, ( will take it back
again. -
DtrAinong'tbe eirriosities, lotely added to
the Schenectady Museum.is a mosquito's blad
der containing the souls of twtnty-four misers,
nnd the fortunes of. twelve prwter$--nearly
half full, ... .. y M1
of
'go
ttTne 'of the German almanacs' remark
that; "A young pirl is a fishing od;-Mhe eyes
are, the hook, the sweet srqile is the bait, the
lover is tbe gudgeon, and marriage the butter
in which he in fried." . ., ,, " " "
a.
to
)'..'. "f r- -,- i i-x-'?rcv-'
ID" An e tu-day a belter. lharty bm-ip-morrow.'
, Thi a new way 'of isvinji'. ' liid
ia tt.c hand is woita two in the tuth,''

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