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THE MILLIONAIRE'S DAUGHTER.
. One fine morning in the summer of 1833, a
handsome hut poorly dressed boy.called at the
door of a rich mansion in L e square, in
New York city, and offered some baskets ofu
irjiw urmiTs mi sine. n .ug uimiumju mi ine
fruit, lie was about to dcpnrt, when his at
teution was arrested by the appearance of a
beautiful girl, . some twelve years old, who
crossed the ball near the door. She wn3 the
only daughter of the gentleman of the house.
'The kind look which she bestowed on him
(truck a chord in his heart, which until lint
moment had never vibrated !
"She is very lovely !" I.e exclaimed men
tally, "but she is the daughter of a great millionaire-she
can lit nothing to me."
.He returned to the field in rearch of more
fruit, hilt the remembrance of that sunny
face attended lain closely in bis rambles.
'! am young," lie.continucd to himself.
"Would I could make myself worthy of her;"
and this thought, though it did not banish the
leelint, bui-hed it.
A week had pn.-.sed,nd the 1 it: le boy again
stood, with palpitating heart, at therieh man's
door. His fruit was purchased as before, and
be received the' money from the white hand
of 'ho fair being, whom from the moment he
bad first saw her he had dared id hive. She
pose " ' "
Hedid.nol lorgel 'lie enter, in; caned..,.
again, but the season was adyancir.g, and the
fruit had become a scarcity.
"I shall not be able to bring you anv more,"
he said one morning. "I am sorty, for it was
a pleasure for me to call here, but we may
meet hereafter." '
The youne heart that flutlerf in the bosom
of that yomij? girl was touched at the musical,
though somewhat melancholy tone in which
this was uttered, and she timidly replied that
"she would remember him."
"We sholl meet again, Miss, when I prom
ise you, you shall not be ashamed to acknow
ledge the acquaintance of the poor s'.ra-.N berry
Three years elaped. The tide of specu
lation which wasthen swelling in our coun
try, had not reached the flood, nnd the man
of wealth with his beautiful daughter, rolled
in bis elegant carriage, on their way to Trinity
Church. Charlotte was just "sweet sixteen"
and the bud was just e hanging to the open
rose. She was fair indeed.
The service had ended the rnasuificent
carriage stood at the church door; the elegant
. ly coiuparisoned hores pawed the ground un
easilya liveried footman held the door, and
the wealthy merchant handed his lovely
daughter to the coach, amid tlie low obeisance
of her cov admirers.
Why does nle notobserve the homage of her
thousand butterfly admirers ?
A young, but plainly dressed s'ranper stands
iniatlyt thaiid of the cbwrcl. 4loor. aud
her raze for a moment are riveted on bis
"Who can it be f " no.she can not remem
The carriaee rolls slowly towards tbe.stately
mansion of the man of wealth, and Hie father
discovers an uncommon quietness i:i his daugh
"My dear Charlotte, are you ill."
"No. father, no I am very well,"
They arrived at the door the siraWr as
there. They alinht he extends a very slight,
but resptctoble buw to the heiress, and moves
Atlush tinges that bright cheek she re
Charlotte retires to her chamber; she was
unhappy but surely, the stranger was notTi-.
ing to her, or.she to him.
Time rolled on. It was the coldest night
of the uncommon cold winter of iSj, and
the mtmurable 10th of December. A fire
bad broken out in the evening, in one of
the prinoipla streets of the business part of
the great commercial metropolis. It raged
violently and at early morning on the tuc
ceeding duy, a great portion of the c it luy in
The millionaire was comparatively albeggar;
iirs furniture wus sacrificed, his mansion i. im
posed of, fa is splend id hones ond carriage nass--d
into other bunds, and even 'Jessie' Char
lotte's coal black favorite, w as doomed to pats
from them under the hammer.
"Poor Jessie ! ' sighed his mistress, "J Hope
be may fall in o good hand:,,"
But nobody wonted 'Jessie,' and he was
finally purchased and thiowu tv.ay upon
"Who did you soy was Ihe purchaser?" en
quired Charlotte of her father,
Mr. Manly, I think,'' said her father.
Another year had fled Misfortune h ;d fol
lowed in rapid succejion, and the revolu ion
of 1837 bad finally reduced ou;triin of wealth
lo bankruptcy. The following advtr'i:m,ciit
appeared in the papers of the day :
-.'Will be sold al public auction, on Wed
nesday next, on the premises, the liitlu of re
demption to that beautiful college, wilh obotit
an acre of land adjoining, laid out in a garden
well stocked wilh fruit trees and shrubbery,
situated on the tooth side of S'.aten Island,
and morgoged o John Jacob Astor, for trie
aum often thousand ond three dollars, &c.
Sale, positive title indisputable possession
given immediately terms cash."
.The rif 1) man that was, :n vain oppeaieu io
liia sunshine friends for aid. They must hpve
aecuiity-the times vtrebard-they bud lost
a eood dtal of money-necple sometimes
would live loo fast-it wasn't their fault-
very sorry, but couldn't help him.
From bad to worse he succeeded, and now-,
, reduced to the Inst extremity, lie had retired
to his beautiful retreat,, with the hope that
rigid economy and fresh application to his
mercantile affair would retrieve his rupidly
sinking fortune. But his star was descending
he had no security to offer, and the cottage
wet aold.i u :
It ww a bright day in autumn the purcbas-
. ers were few t there was but litlle competi
tion, and the estate passed in o other bands.
The purchaser gave notice that h should take
possession forthwith, i ; i , .
And what was to become of the lovely
child ? His last home bad been taken from
him, end thai fair girl was motherless. The
beart of the fond father misgave him when be
received information that the premises mual.be
immediately-vacated. ,i i:....- :r't- '
lie had been a proud man, but hia pride wae
now humbled, and calmly he resigned himself
to this last stroke of affliction. He, too, wept
it was a fearful light to see that strong man
weep ! i ' 'm .-;!. .. - 'J. . if
'But'tiie troubles were nearly at an end.
The day following that upon which the sale
occurred bud well nigh past. The afternoon
was bright end balmy, the father sat with bis
daughter In the raoess of one f the cottage
BY W. C. GOULD.
Fearless and Free."
$l,5Cper Annum inAdvancs.
EATON, TREBLE COUNTY. 0. MARCH 1.1855
Vol. 11, No. 37.
windows, which looked out upon the high
road. He had received ,n note from the pur
chaser of the cottage, informing him thai be
should call npn him in the afternoon, for the
purpose of examining be premises more fully
Mini be bad had oil opportunity of doing.
Tbcj awaited hia visit.
t)h, father!" shouted Charlotte, forgetting
lor me moment ner sorrows, -ii'.ii, mere is
my dailing little Jestie," ond a knock al the
ef, hcI a,.01icc t recollect ion.
The door was opened by the once princely
proprietor of the princely mansion in Le,
square. He-lore win sioou u curious ijuKing
young man, who inquired lor Mr. h.
"That is my name, sir," mid I have the
honor of addressing "
"Mr. Manly. s;r, now the owner of this
I have just received the deed from I
my attorney, ami '.villi your permission si. all
be glad to examine the es'nte."
"Walk in , sir, you are master here, and I
rhal' vacate as soon as your pleasure may re
quire it. My daughter, sir," be continued,
as lie stranger entered the , trior. 1 It is is
Mr. Manly, Char.ot'e, the purchaser of our
"The person wliom you once knew only as
i lie poor niawberry boy," continued .Manly
as he took berei'euded hand.
"My dear, sir" said Manly, adiire.isin? the
father, "I am the owner of this cottage. .Sev-
en years ago I had the happiness t,i receive
finm this fair hand a few shillings in .pnyin.nt
offiuit' which I carried to the door ol ' ;l,e
then affluent Mr. P., of I. e squsr.- I
i,vas but a bov.sir. and a poor bov: but noor
l was, anu weannv as was uns lady, i Carcu
c ., ... , ,;,.,, ,',,,
to love her. Siucu then 1 have traveled many
leauties. I have endured many hardships,
with bill n single object in view that .f ma
king myseif worthy ol your dnugnter. For
tune ha not been rugcard with me, sir: my
endeavor.-) have been crowned with suc
cess; and I came here to-day not to take pos
session f this lovely cottage alone, but to lay
my fortune at the feetof worth nnd bsnuty.niid
to ofler this fair be:ng a heart which exists but
fur herself alone."
Charlotte loved, and shortly after gave her
h'nnd to Manly. They remained in the cot
tape, which was newly furnished; and many
times afterwards tid she mount her favorite
' Jessie," al the side of her fond and devoted
hmbanil, nnd roam through the romantic acenes
which abound in that far famed island.
A Curious Mistake.
A young Pa, isian, travelling to Ains'erdam,
was attracted by a remarkably beautiful house
near the canal. lie addressed a diilchninn, in
French, who stood near, in the vessel, with:
"I'ray, sir, may I aslt lo whom that house
The Hal'andcr answered him in bis own
"U kan net vt-rstan," (I do not understand
The Parisian, not doubting he was under
stood, took the dutchinan's answer for the
Ob, ch V-tniiHs,' "HlwXinwS to ftr. Kuw
iferstan! Well, I am snru he "must be very
agrefablysilucted! The house is most cliarm
inif, and the garden appears delicious ! I
don't know that 1 eversawn Letter! ' A friend
i f mine hai one like it, near the river Choise;
but I certainly give this 'ho preference!" he
added many other observations of the same
kind, to which the dutchman made no reply.
When he arrived at Amsterdam, he saw a
most beau woman walking on the quay,
arm in arm with a ecntlemnii. He asked n
person who pi.ssed him, who mat charming
I ln.lt, ten.. . lilt, tl.a nnl ,1 ml.,?! Tl n , ,!(,
French, replied :
"Ik kan net versfnn."
"what, sir !" exclaimed our traveler, "is
that Kaniferston's wife, whose house is n'-nr
the canal ? Indeed his lot is enviable, to pos
sess Mich a noble bouse nud so lovely a com
nan ion !"
The next day, when he was walkimr.be
saw ome trumpeters playing at a gentleman's
i'oor, who had got the Inrgest prize in the
Pulcli Lottery. Our Parisian, wishing to hi
informed of the gentleman's name, it was stiil
"Ik kan net ver:tan."
"Oh !" said he, this is ton treat an accession
of good fortune ! Mr. Kauiferslim, proprietor
ofsuch a fine Imu-e, husband to such n beau
tiful woman, and lo get tho largest pr ze inth
lottery! Il must be allowed there are ionic
fortunate men in the world !"
About a week alter this, our traveler sawa
verv ,u.1f.ri. funeral, lie a. ked who it was.
j "Ik kau lie-vi rs an." replied the person of
; i,,,. . t . ,.jrt,.
"Uh, gracious !' exclaimed In-; "poor ?lr.
Kanih-rrdan, who had such a noble house,
such an angelic wife, and the largest prize in
the lottery! He mini .have quitted ihi.i woiid
with a great deal of regret ! Hull thouJit
his happiness as too complete to be of loirg
i c! t roi io 1 1 1
He then went home, rolle-ciing on the ui
S'ability i f human affairs.
A Learned Elephant.
"That's n '-urry knowiu' hanniin.il of
youi'n," raid a cockney to tie elephant's
"Very," said tie keeper, quite cool.
"He performs strange tricks and bnnties,
don't be T" inquired the cockney, eyeing the
animal through a glass.
"Very surprising, indeed," said thekeeper.
"Among o'her queer thiinrs we've learnt him
I W put money in mat uox up mere.
! with a not ar. ,,,,
The cockney handed he elephant a dollar,
nnd sure enough be took it it Ins trunk, and
V 11 "' a '"S"' ' rt':"-n
Veil, (hut's werry hextrion'inarv haston-
ishin' truly ! Now let's see him take it hout
and 'and it back.f
"We never learnt him to do that," replied
the keeper, with a knowing look, and then
turned to stir up the monkeys and punch the
rrrA western Justice of Ihe Peace ordered
. in "rnm. nn nnd he sworn." He
was informed that the person was deal ami
.t.iml. ! flnn'r care." said the Justice, pas-
this bench, it shall not be violated er invaded.
WhaMhe constitution guarantees to a man he
sbou'dhave I reckon."
i-Li i '
' rrToeniny lo-dav stop worming about to
morrow - Next week'will be just as capable
oftokin'i? eere of itself as thin one. And why
sltonldn't'llt It witt have seven days' more
experience."' ; 1 .'
, V .! i, i -,, ; ,
, TTAa exebanee tells an incredible story ol
a W vhivcjtiiBht hunsrv doe and tied him
by the tail, Md then coaxed- him out of b'e
skin with t piece of liter. , . -f
A TALE OF BASHFULNESS.
shy nnd awkward, cannot adapt liimselflo the
way:: of the world, is unacquainted with the
usages of society, and never knows what to do
with his hands an 1 feet; otherwise be is a ,
good and clever fellow enoiu'li."
There hi a certain misforlnne in the world,
not usually enumera'ecl in the list of common
misfortunes, but " hich, nevertheless, ought to
I afford a living illustration of the truth
oi my assertion. I
Mv father, find rest his soul, sent me dili- j
gently to school; there 1 earned some knowl-
ei'se. although our city schools at that period
weie none of the best. !
l.-.ery one said, ".Max lias talent, nut lie is
Fuch was the general opinion ofme. Read-1
er, do yon pt.-rc-ive my failiu" ? My worldly
ediicfition was defect ive. Piligcnt at scbooL-
and in the work s!, op, ! was uncleanly and
negligent of niy :i t i re : was civil, obligins; and
honest, but ba-ihfiil withal, ro that I ran off
when unknown per.-ons approached; try eyes
never knew where to look for a resting pl.ic
when addressed y n stranger,-and if called
upon !o moe-t a lady with civility and polite-'
nfss.I became r-o'ed to the spot, speechless,
.and s'iffas a ramrod.
Knnugli politeness and ease of manner, as
they r.r called, are ccueerns no le-3 pertain-,
! ing'to life and life's comfort, than bread, po-
i inioes. Or a ulass of water.
Mnnv yoii'iB centleinen, as I hnve-oflen ob-l
served, are greatly wauliiiL' in these respec'.s.
Many a one on ;mn into sof iety is sntliy at a
los bow to dispne of his extremities, nnd
won! 1, one can ea.-ily pero-ive, have much
rather left them at home. Manysuch'an un
fortunate knows not where to euarler his hands
thrusting them at one moment into nis waist
coat, at another into his breeches pockets,
then in despair rai ,ing one nr other to Ins oc
ciput, there to scratch ly way ol variety.
Among o'her ill-luck entailed by niy nwK-
wnrduess, may be reckoned that of beius still
a bachelor, of huviriij reached my fifty second
year without br. in? ble:;t with a wife.
o sooner was my old aunt ilend, anil 1, tier
sole lieir, thereliy rendered comparatively ai
fluent, than I, then in my thirtieth year, was
led to seek the hand of a you n if 'ady, who to
oner qnanticiiiions mined neuuxy, virtue, nun-
ability., anil wealth besides.
I was well pleased with my pret'y llarbari;
matters were quickly arranged, and nothing re-
mained In! to cultivate the acquaintance. I
was acei.ru in I y to meet h"r at the house o
her cousin, nud an invitation to dine was for
warded to III".
(if larite p-ir'.ies I bad a perfect horror; my
aforesaid defective education making me shy
and timid, but then what will nol mm do o
secure the favor of a Unrbara r So P put on
niy best Sunday suit, white silk stockings, a
bran new hair h's, and apole green cat, with
Inrite pearl bu'toiii in a word, made myself
snrurt ns n bridegroom.
. Uu leachiiiir the door ol the cousin house,
however, niy heart.beg n to Ihuinp again.tt my
ribs; ns though I had a smithy ol work within
breast. "Il I could only feel nisured there
be no par'y," thouulit I "would lo bea-
veu it wtro over." Fortunately I found the
cousin aloc.e, mak ng up an accounl in his
study. "You are somewhat late friend .Slol
priau," said he. I made twenty iucliuaiiuis
right and left and laughed in perfect agony to
look agreeable, lor the fear of meeting a large
party engrossed every thought.
The cousin having . finished, looked rrnud,
for some sand. Anxious to be of service, I
rushed forward, seized, as ill-luck would have
the hiK stand instead ol me -.in uox, aim.
poured a whole stream of the best black wri
ting fluid over the neatly kept ledger. I
thought I should have immediately fainted
from sheer fright, and in my contusion hurried
ly drew forth my snow-while pocket handker
chief to wipe il up.
Willi nn exclamation of "What onenrlharo
you .Iniuir there, friend Stolpriau ?" my en'er
taiuer smilint'ly inteiposed, and pushinif me
and my black aud white kerchief gently aside,
quickly put things to rights, then led the way
to the apartment where the company were as-1
sembled. I followed, but with n troubled
spirit, and on l inking down was horrified tn
idisene an ink-blot as large csa fliiin on mv
left white silk stocking. "Help me, heaven!",
I mentally groaned, "what will the company
think ?" '
The room door was opened. I, awkward,
booby that I was, thinking to show
myself light and graceful, as well as clever nnd
(Milan!, sprang forwards, bowim.' right and
left, backwards and forwards, scraping first
with one foot, then with the other, in all di-r-ctioiis.
nnd n t perceiving a female domes
tic ju.1t before m who was in the net of dish
ing up a pie, d.ishvd my head with such force
into her back, as to send 'he pie flying out of
the oisli on the 'nor, rind sowith compliments
and ducking and bowing I blindly advanced.
1 felt as thoug-h I were in ba'tle, and about to
rush on the enemy's gnin.
u iii civil tliiim.'! was said on I lie parrot
tin: c -ii nanv 1 know not. as vet I bad not the
l panv 1 know no!, ns yet I had not the
to look up, but continued, like one
id, bowing and scraping, and eiacu-'
';vnr humble servant," in all direc
ntil cut short by a fresh mishap.
c i-i to look up, but continued, like one'
I hn! in fact reached Hie pie which slill lay
in fact reached Hie pie which si ill lay
liiere, for the seriaut hid not sufficiently re'
eovi-r-d from her frighl and loss or breath, and
s'ood slating at the masvr-piece of cookery
dashed to pieces on the floor, without on ef
fort tn remove i!.
All at once, while engaged in making a
fresh inclination, my nnfortuna'e left fuot
wandered into tin- pastry. I saw nothing, lor
all become dark before my eyes. Disgraceful
ly, but naturally enough, my foot slid from
under me, in on instant personal and political
balance wer? lost, and down I came, measur-
my whole length, just five feel seven on
the floor, to ihe nn small alarm of sonic, the
irrepressible laughter of others of the largu
and worshipful company there asuembled.
In falling, I broiibt down two chairs, which
I had seized hold of in order to save myself,
together with a young and pretty female, w ho
in an pronHuiiuy was ni nai momeiii nuom hi
seal herself, but now wilh a speed equal to
nun oi oer nair, cnnir ruiiiug on me uout o-1
Gracious heavens 1 it was my Bar-
A terrible clamor arose, and as I lay IhQre,
1 1 roared luslily too, for seeing in addition to
myself and the two chairs, a lady stretched on
Ihe floor, 1 felt persuaded that a shock of
j earthquake had taken place. To my great re-:
1 lief I soon found thai noeorlhquoka hadcaus-
jed this melanchhly fall, bul as already nana-
ted, only veal pastry. ' .
we got up.. 1 he cousin treated the whole,
aiioir as an excellent joKe. it. was very wen
I for him to joke, but 1 could have wept, nay
could have died wnb shame and vexation
, went to the mantle-Diece. without offering one
word of apolpgy, butts all were laughing and,
giggling orouna, i laugnea too, ami iiitew irom
gome new evil would ar:-e nut of these nbom-
jnnble civilities. Hence I became more and
rftore pressins, and lookinr; imp oriin'ly into
i,e face of my ehnrm r, firfot li e plate al
cottage.. jtoiether. T he ennsequenee was that I pour-
The cousin was sn gnl'atit ns to place me next
to fiarbsra. I had rather b. en situated near a
volcano than at the side of this amiable and
prettyereatnre. I felt mot extraordinary sen
be. s-itions while t1 ns in juxtaposition with mv
e l to the spot with astonishment,
At fi"t, .n :ing tho plates nnd dishes
closely following on my heels, 1 could attrili
mv pte the freak only to witch-craft, but thecoii
wi!l yin snrinsins wi'Ji botii feet n lo th.- table
time to tiir.e stolen glances at the cause of my
At last we took our place at the table.
future bride. "I the nsseinMeil gxests I ven-
tureii nly to take a rapid glance at intervals.
Soup was served round. Karbara offered
mesome - biil how could I accent it ? She
herself was yet unprovided. Compliments
were exennnped. ami I already fori -saw that
e( the burnin? so;ii into Raima's lap, nnd
nver her cloth' , and en tpvirin:' with haste
(n withdraw It -"nl the remainder into mv own
np, deluging alil:e my garnien'f and my ringer
napkin. It was n fia'i-rml division. 1
slmll never fonei it. I rt -memberall a:- tl.otirh
it had occurred but yesteiday. It was crab
'n,fi rhamvne flnrhnra b-ft the table. I
stammered oin sundry npolotdes. The guesm
endeavored to coupo n me, and a frii plate
was Landed tonn. Meanwhiliny pantaloons
v-ere streaming from the innndat'on.
p.nrbara waarblig'-d to hav her dress ehanjed.
she returned, and I endeavored a:ain and
at'ain to eicuse niy.'elf as well as 1 could,
On nerceivim.' thr.t she smiled cracionslv. T
felt somewhat re assniVd, and h-vnn to lirnh
1 lie t-oli persp:ration Irotn my f,u
not wilh iiiy hand but wi'.h rny
e, of course
Alas, amidst the accumulated dhas'ers that
bad since occurred I had e'ean forgo'ten the
link-business. In dryine off the perspira'ion,
I rubbed in the ink so thoroughly, that dfl ie-
p'neing the handkerchief in my jmcket.c
whole compaov were amazed to !.nd me con
verted into a blackamoor.
Tilterines and roars of hmdiler succeeded,
Politeness compelled mo to join in the Inui'li,
and I did so be ir'ily lor som 'in", without
knowing why or wherefore, until 1 found that
somen! i lie )a "-s were livci.iuing atiuni'-l ft
the blnckncsi i f my visaie, nnd n iw fir the
first time I tu rr clveil that my handkerchief
,fl(i p()t me in o a Iresli scrape,
end wha'. an
opper.raiiee I r.nt! present.
r,inrrn .-v preeipi'ntely from Ihctalde,
nn, commence I a retreat towards t,e kitchen,
in order to wa-'i mvse'.f, and while so iIoIdl,
fori had inadverten'ly liniteie-d a corner of
ti e table cloth instead of the table napkin to
my waistcoat, 'lown came nh.tr i and oi-liM,
boiled and roa-" meats, salad, spinach, bott'l-s
atid salt cellars, flesh and fowl, knives nud
lorks, spoons and eiri'ses. All rusneii a'ler
me with a featl"il crashin? and clatter. The
guests, on witn-in; all the irood things thus
suddenly withdrawn and many a delicacy on
whir h they hs '. set their hearts ennw full in
career after m ;, s.it open mouthe I and rivet-
cloth brought i', togethei with the attached
button, nwny with a jerk, and brought me lo
a sense o' niy situation.
I sought, as fist ns my legs could carry me
not the kitchen but tho stairs, flew ni'r'-''
the street, nud did no', halt till I reached ny
chamber. For four weeks not a Sou! did 1
admit f my presence, and I never thought of
ina'rimouv without a snsa'icn of giddiness,
nni a to lar;e parties, the bare idea briugson
n fit of aeue.
I now lunch mvself at mv helplessness.
Hut my history may serve to many, not indeed
ns an example, but for warning and instruction.
Contempt of Court.
a voice of thunder, the sheriff proclaimed si
blockhead ence. Tin re was a pause the judge looked
over and saw an old gentleman who hud not
vet uncovered his le nd. The court could not
I manly, but the law is impi rat i f , and 1 reck
ing ' on I'll stand it : so here is four bits, and the
four do! I :rs and a half that you owed me when
; we stopped playing al poker Ibis morning just
makes us .square."
An amusing incident occurred in a court
room, son, e veais since, in one of the back
counties of Missouri, The court as sealed
Upd the cause about to be Hied.
Now, Ins honor 1! e jndg,
stricken in years, vet I.e
a man well
ride a race,
shoot o rifle, and shuffle nnd deal r,s well as
the next man, and he who prsmnel to trifle
with the dignity of the court, on these occa
sions, generally fullered most.
Well, ns I was s:,ing, his honor was seated
and n cnce about to he commenced, when in
Ir-iok stieh il i.' respect to his liiL'ui'y, and his;
ca! le 1 en! in an autlioii'.ive tone.
"Mr. Sheriff-remove that old gentleman's
That functionary, who bad until now stood
in n coiner, lean in utiou his rilV, stepped up
im,l iv.li'elv kit
I oT the offender's Jin 1
wj:(, that murderous insiiuiiient, whereupon
Mr. Hadirer Jhilitt r was the oll'eo ler's name,)
seized the hat ami clapped it on his head, and
loudly e.( .aimed,
".Iml-'rt I'm hnhl !''
"Mr. SheriuV'said the indignant court, "we
instruct you again to Kniove that hat."
The order was instantly executed, and no
sooner (lore than :Mr. li iitger repiaceu u.e imi
(. i,;.; !t.(., iie second time, again insistou'
w as bald.
The off. uded jude now waxed warm, nnd
rising up in bis seat, ordered the clerk lo en
ter a fine of five dollars lor a contempt of
court, uud to be committed unlil the fine was
Mr Had. er was thunderstruck. He delib
era'ely w.dked up to the bench, ond layin
down o half dollar before his honor, in a sol
emn manner thus gave his views.
i V nr sentence, indite, is most ungentle
! Of nil real "o ld fellows," sailors deci
works. A lew (lays ao one oi mem reiuru
sideme. ; from Ihe trenches felt fatigued, and was
resting at the foot of the hill some way from
the encampment. Two Russian soldiers pass-
dedly take the lead. A letter from the Crimea
j W'e have lo!s of sailors helping us in the
ed him. L'p tot Jack, and though they were
bot h armed, captured them, jumping upon the
hack of one of them, and ltd the olher bv the
ear. An officer who met this queer cavalcade
asi;e, what he was Bunul ?"
uh," said Jack, "I'm riding this one, and
when he peU tired I'll mount the other." In
lnj, y e he rode into the camp.
rrr Were we to take as much trouble in be-
I , ine what we ought to be, as we take in dis-
. euismg what we really are, we might appear
like ourselves without being at the trouble of
auy uisguue ei an.
THE ONE LITTLE FAVOR.
Tl.u notde hearted sin-ji.-rnnd the poor vo
honor .; man wept together. As for Pierre, nlwavs
; mindful of Him who watches over ihe tried
j and tempted, he knelt d.iu u by his mother's
bedsi.le, n.-'kiiu 0 oil's b!i.-'.ii:g on the kin
l.ulv who had deiuied to notice tl.eir affliction.
Little Pierre sat humming bv the bed side
of his sick mother. There wfrs no bread in
the closet, and for the whole dav he has not
tasted food. Yet he sat humming to keen up
his spirits. Still at times be thought of his
loneliness and hunger, and be could scarcely
keep the tears from hiseyes, for he knew noth
inir would be Os gra'eful to hi poor invalid
mother as a good orange, and yet he had not a
penny in the world.
The little song he was singing was bis own; I
one tie lird composed with nir ami words; tor
the child was a genius, a fervent worshiper at
the .shrine of music.
As the tears would roll down bis cheek and
his voice would faberat his sad, sad thoughts,
he did not dare let his mother see, but hastily
risinir, burned to the window, and there
wnethed a rnnn'putling'up n greatbill with yel
low letters, announcing that Madame M ,
then a favorable cantatrice, would sing that
evening at the temple.
"0, if I could only g-," thought little
Pierre, and then pausing a momon he clasped
his bands, his eyes liithte! up with unwonted
lire, and runninz to the little stand smoothed
down his yellow curls, and tak ills' (rom a little
box some old stained paper, gave one eager
glance ot his mother who slept, and Tan speed-1
ily from the house.
"Who did you si-y woswaitinir for me?"
said Mndnine I. , lo her servant. ' I am
already worn out with company."
"It is only a Wry nrettv little bov, v.llh
yllow curls, who says if he can see you, he
is sure vou will not be sorrv, aud he will nut
keep you a loomem."
"Oh, ell, let him'come," said the beauti
ful sint-er with a smile. "I can never refute
S Little Pierre cami,''l's I"1- ""der his arm,
and in his hand a.1"
a-liWl- roll of paper:;. Wi'h
ual for a child, he wandered
manliness unusual for a child
s'raieht to M , and bou in.', said: "1 came
to see you, because niy mother is very sick,
and we are too poor to get food nnd medicine.
I thou-'bt that, perhaps, if you would only
sing in v Intle song nt one of your eiand con-
cerls, mavbn, some publisl.ei would Lit v it lor
i, " i t . f i i . i
a small sum, ami so 1 could get food and med
icine ic.r my mother."
The beautiful woman rose from her seat ;
very tall and stately i-he was; she took the lit
t'e roll from Lis hand and lightly hummed the
"Diil you enmpo'e it?" she ,
nitric.'- 'V0U II
child ? Aud the words ? Womflf'il Utile ge
nius! Would you like to rouie to my Con
cert ?" the asked after a few minutes of
"(Hi, yes:" nud the boys eyes grew languid
with happiness "but 1 could not leave
"1 will send somebody to take care of vour
1 mother for the evening, and here is a crown
j wi:, which do you go n ti get food and inedi-
icine. Here is one of my tickets come to-
j nitht; that will admit y.u to a seat Dear me;
my good little fellow your mother has a treas
ure in vnu."
Almost beside himself with joy.Pierre bought
some oranges, and many little luxuries besides
and carried them home to the poor itvatid,
lellim, n t without tears, of his good for' line.
Never bad Pierre been in so grand a place.
The music clashing and rollii g, the myriad
lights, the beauty the flashing of eves, the
ruttiiiif of silks, bewildered eyes and brains
At last she came ond the. child sat with his
glance riveted on her glorious face Could
he believe Iliat the grand lady, all flashing
with jewels, whom everybody scented lo Ivor-
ship, would really sing bis little s-onp ?
llrenthle'S he wailed the band, the whole!
baud struck up a plaintive little melody; he
knew it and clapped his hands for joy, And
oh ! how she sung! It was so simple, so;
mournful, soul-subduing man.' an eye dim-1
med with tears, aud m ncht could be heard
but the touching words of the little sung oh '.
so touching !
Pierre walked home ns if he moved nn the
air. What cared he for money now! The
grentest'prima donna in nil Kurope had sunghis
soiib, and thousands had wept at his grief.
I he next day I.e was fi iguteoed at a Visit
, from Madame M , slie laid her hand on
is yellow curls, nnd turning to the sick wo-
niaii, sau!, "our bttle l.oy, Madame, has
brought you a fortune. I Mas idle red this
morning, by the most reliable publisher in
three hundred pounds lor his lilile
song, and after he had realized a certain
amount by the sale, little Pierre is to share the
prof.'.a. Madame, li.anl; J jd that your soil
has a gift from IKaveii."
1 And the n.cinorv
of that nrMer made Ihe
singer more tender-hearted, and she, who was
the idol of England's nobility, ike the world's
great master, went about doing good, and in
herearlv. h.innv death. when the era ve damps
catliereu over her brow, and her eves grew
I dim, he who slood by lu-r led, his bright fjee
I clothed in the morning of sighs and tears, and
! smoothed her pillow, and lighted her last mo-
; metiis ny ins unuying niieciion, was me nine
I Pierre of former days now rich, occomplish
...... '. 1
f I n n. OOP ol llle nv.cl 'e i.ie.l conmoKer nl
,i ' .i.,
' All honor to those ,-rerd be.irts. who. from
th' ir high s'ations, send down b uiily to the
widow, ond to the fatherless child.
1 " 1 he o'.her day one nt Mdow It's
rerswas complaining of the tooth-ache,
li's ooy immediately spoke up:
"Well, sir, why don't you do as ma does
She takes her teeth out and puis 'em back
whenever she wants to."
A few minutes afterwards, the boy was
whipped on some pretence or other.
UVJohti how does the themometerstand?"
"Against the wall, dad."
"I mean how in the mercury ?"
"I guess it is pretty well, dad, it hasn't
'.You little rascal, is it anycolder than yes
"I don't know, dad;J'll go out and feel."
ffTA lady's heart is a delicate institution,
and should be treated as such. There are
some brutal specimens of corduroy that seem
to" 11, in k the little bealer made to toss about
like a joke, a dove, or a boot-jack. Young
man, if you don't intend to take it to the mil
liner and parson, jest let Miss What'a-her-name's
heart alone ri Jit off, too.
UTThey have a strong man down in Texas.
He has raised a family of fourteen children,
and once broke a horse. He can hold out
vrong inducements with one arm. Effects
muscle, every bit of it.
ErThe man who 'brought down Ihe house,'
has gone back after the cellar.
Rates of Advertising.
One square, (Mes) 3 insertions, " fl(
" " Each additional inreition, 2
" Three months, ... 3.C0
" " Six months, - 6,00
" Twelve montbi,; ... 8, 0
One fonr'h f column pet year, 16,00
" hair ' " " - 18,00
" column ' " " 30,00
All over a square charged a. two quarts.
I j'AdveriLsemen's inserted lillfoicid Uh
expense of the advertiser,
Execu'ed at this Office Vith neatnesa an
espatcb, at the lowest possible rates.
The Baffled Lawyer.
At the last sitting of the Cork Assires,
case was brought before the Court in which
the principal witness for the delence was a
tanner, well known in ihe surrounding eoun
Iry by the subriquet of 'Crae? Pal's.
I'pon 'Crasy Pat' being called upon for his
evi.-leuce, the attorney for the prosecution
everted to the utmost extent his knowledge of
legal chicanery, in the endeavor to force the
witness into some slight inconsistency, up-n
which he might build a 'point;' but he was
excessively annoyed to find that Crasy Pat'i
evidence was Consistent throughout.
Perceiving that acute questioning failed to
answer his purpose, the disciple ol1 Coke and
B'ackstoue betook himself to that oftentimes
suce,sful resource of lawyers ridirule.
'What did you say your name wast' he in
'Folk.i call rae Crasy Pat, but
Crasy Pat, eh? A very euphonious title;
qude romantic, ch?'
Romantic or not, sur, it wudn't be a bad
idea if the parliament wud give it to yourself,
nn' lave me to chnse another.'
This caused a slight laugh in the court-room
and the presiding judge peeped over hisspeeta-
cles at the attorney, as much as to say,
nave your match now
ir match now.'
And what did you sav your trade was?'
continued the disconcerted barrister, with en
Blurry look nt the witness.
I'm a tanner, sur." '
'A tanner, eh? And how lone do vou think
it would tane ynu to tan an nx-hidet
Well, rnr, since it snmestobe very imnor-
t mt fur you to know, it's myself that'll jist
e!l ye that's intirely own' to circumstances,
'Did you ever la 1 the hide nfan ass?'
'An ass? No sur; but if you'll just step
down the laneultber the. Coort, be jabers Pitt
give ye physical demonstration that I cud Ian
the hide of an ass in the shortest end of three
The u expected reply of the witness brought
forth roars of lauehter, in which the bench
heartily joined; whilst the baffled attorney,
blushing to the eyes, hastily informed 'Crasy
D.i' i:..i i,. ii... ... u ...
I'al' that he was no loneer required.
He was there too.
Ala recent election in this Stale, a lad pre
sented himself at the polls to claim the bene
fit of the elective frauchi.se.
Feeling n deep interest in a favorite candW
date, the father, who was evidently opposed
to the hoy's preference, stood atthe ballot-box,
Biulchallenged bis right to.vot , on the ground
of not being of age. The young man declared
that l.c was: twenty-two years old; that he
knew it, and he insisted upon his right.
The father becoming indignant, and wishing,
ns the saying is, to "bluff him off," before the
"Now, Hob, will you stand up there and
contradict me? Don't 1 know how old you
are? Was'ni I Ihe'e.
Hob looked his contempt for the old man'i
speech, as he has ily replied:
Thuiiderotion a'pose you Waa wasn't t
I there too.
This settled thesire, and in went the scion'a
. VOte ,
! O'Lnura was disconsolate. Henry had long
(flirted, but never popp'd the question. Hen
j ry went his way. Poor Laura'a aunt for con
solation, brought her a love of a spaniel pup.
I "My dear," sa) the aunt, "the puppy can do
' everything but speak." "Why agonize me?"
says Laura, "that s the only tlaut 1 lound
with the other." Whether Henry ever beard
the latter remark, report snith not.
D"A toast for the ladies, "Old bachelors,
may they lie on a b-;d of needles sit alone on
a wooden stool- eat alone on n wooden trench
er minus the bosom nud shirt-collar button
all winter, and be their own kitchen-maid!"
.Shocking! Nearly as bad as the "pope's
' lv ,,t ss the world 'ags.
I T7-A nersoiibeine asked what Was meant bf
1 tjie (..amies of life? answered, "Heal estate,
ma!iey, an 1 a nnl gO'id dinner." That
.,.,, was c materialist, head and heels. He
; s l;(! lC was nmi would rather chew a quid of
j iCo. Fives than es-chew Spirtualism. Perfect-
i rj-A jout'gman now-n-days has to be ex
Loudou, ceedmgly circumspect about marrying. In
nine rnes out of ten he will very likely get
one fourth flesh, the bulunce coffee-bsgs, cot-
ton, whalenone and cutset boards.
tj'rAn Iri-dirpan, on being told to grease the
wnson, returned in about an hour afterwards
and ..aid "I've graiz'd every part ov t e wag
on, inside nnd on e, ye-r honor, but, by the blue
hairo' M ists' wig, 1 can't get al the sticks the
wheels hang on, sure."
3T"l'-ipn. said a little boy to his parent,
ore not s.iilars very small men ?"
"N'o, my dear," answered the father t
' "Pray, what leads you to suppose they ore
i , . , .
' "IVentise," replied the young idea.amartly.
"I read the other day, of a sailor goinffo ileep
j iu bis watch."
irr"Hridget, where'R the tea-kettle f"
t flii.,. n,.,r,n. lr O'lSTeil. Ihe new lionrner.
' o-..o- , .... - ,
i is" washing his leel in it.
The last seen of
! Mr.O'Neil, he was going down the
about six inches in advance of an empty coal
p"A person who undertckes to raise him
self by scandalizing others, might as well sit
down on a wheelbarrow, end 'ry to wheel
0"A debating society away down East is
discussing the following question: "If a mn
i builds a corn crib, does that give him a right
tocno corn r"
JTAn old bachelor.who edits a paper some
where in the western country, pul"Melan
choly Accidents," as a head for .narriages in
ICcA mother-in-law, coming, up from the
country, and bringing ber boxes with her, is
generally a sure piognostication of a hard
. -i n.-
XTScnndal, like a kite, to fly well, depends
very much on the length of the tale it has to
DMore persons fall out concerning the right
road to heaven than ever get to tbeend of
tZTtf a man is n t married, the ladies make
free of him to say that iii$appointmet is the
1LTA friend of ours kept his hand, warm a I
winter from "mittens," he got from the ladies
Cheap way foi a supply f comfortables.