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APRIL 23, 1853.
Wit and Humor
A Psalm of Life.—A Parody.
What the Heart of the Young Women said
to the Old Maid.
BY HENRY W. SHORTFELLOW.
Tell me not in idle jingle,
"Marriage ia an empty drenm!"
For the girl is dead tlint's single,
And girls arc now Trhnt they sctm.
Life is real 1 life is earnest I
Single blessedness a fib!
"Man thou art, to man returnest,"
lias been spoken of the rib.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that ench to-morrow
Find us nearer mariingo tiny.
Lifo is long, and youth is fleeting,
And our hearts, though light and gny,
Still, like pleasant drums, are beating
Wedding marches all the way.
In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle 1
But a heroine a wife!
Trust no future, how'er pleasant,
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act act to the living Present!
Heart within and hope ahead!
Lives of married folks remind us
We can live our lives ns well,
And, departing, leave behind us
Such examples as shall "tell."
Such examples, that another
Wasting time in idle sport,
A forlorn, unmarried brother,
Seeing, shall take heart and court 1
Let us, then be up nnd doing.
With h heart on triumph Bet;
Still contriving, still pursuing,
And each one a husband get!
A Good Story. A capital story is tuld of
Judge Tappan, a Senator in Congress, who is
unfortunately cross-eyed. A number of years
ago he was Judge of a newly organised Coun
ty Court in the eastern part of Ohio.
In those days of simplicity, or perhaps pov
erty, the bar-room of a tavern was used as a
court-room and the stable as a jail. One day
during tho session of the Court, the Judge
had occasion to severely reprimand two law
yers who were wrangling. An odd looking
customer who sat in one corner, listnening ap
parently with great satisfaction to the reproof,
and presuming on old acquaintance, and tho
Judge's well known Ood humor, sun; out;
"Give it to them, old gimblet eyes!"
"Who was that?" inquired the Judge.
"It was this ero old boss," answered the
chap, rasing himself hp.
"Sheriff," observed the Judge, with great
gravity, "take thai, old hoss and put hiui in
Oi.n, nuT Good. What is the difference
between a bare head and a hair liedt'
The one Jlcee for shelter the other is a shel
ter for Jleas!
A paper out west sayes that smoking cigars
nnd pipes is not permitted in any church in
A dismal idea. "If all the worlJ were
blind, v. hat a melancholy sight it would be"
said art Irish clergyman to his congregation.
What a Locomotive Is
The following discription of a Locomotive'
a la Sum. Vellcr, comes from the Youth's
"As to the ingtin, a nasty, wheesin, crcakin,
gaspin, pufHn, bustin monster, always out of
breath, wih a shiny green and gold back, like
an unpleasant beetle in that are glass magni
fied; as to the ingein, as is always a pouring
out red hot coals at night aud black smoke in
the day, the sensiblest thing it does in my o
pinion, is ven there's somthing in the-way, and
sets np that ere frightful scream, vich seems
to say: Now here's two hundred and forty
passengers in the very greatest extremity o
danger, and here's them two hundred and for
ty screams in vun!" .
Takbn at his Offer. A friend, says the
editor of the Waterford Sentinel, was taken
at his offer a day or two siuce. He publish
ed the following:
We shall insert no marriage notice, unless
accompanied by the sum of one dollar. Ex
change. We will insert all such notices for a kiss of
the bride. Waterford Sentinel.
A few days after a plump-looking colored
girl entered his office, for the purpose of in
forming her friends, and the colored gentry
generally, that she had taken to herself one
Sambo, for "better or for wus." The editor
replied that he should have to charge her
twenty-live cents. She hesitated a moment
then opening a paper, pointed to the article in
question. Tho editor blushed, and the bride
turned pule, but whether they kissed, depo-
An Irishman ruminating in his bliss upon
the banks of a Southern creek, espied a ter
rapin pluming himself.
"Ocli, hone!" exclaimed he, 6olomly, "that
iver I should cue to Ameriky to see a snuff
box walk!" "Whist!" snid big wife, "don't be
after makin' fun o the bird!"
A widow, when her pastor said to her,
"(Jod ha not deserted you in your old age,"
replied, "No sir, 1 have a very good appetite
Watts' (His Name's) Hymas.
jReepertfuliy dedicated to the Rev. Messrs.
Cox. and Uavaszl.
Let priests delight still to backbite, -Their
creeds have made them so;
Let politicians growl and fight,
For 'tis their nature too;
But, Christians, you should never let
Such Gend-hke passions rise;
The Sacred word was never meant
To foster bigotries. Lantern.
LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE.
BY T. S. ARTHUR.
rarely is an nbaeut ono mentioned
with commendation, that a fault of character
is not immediately set forth to qualify the good
impressions. "AJr. A is a man of lino
talents, you say; and forthwith is responded,
"O, yes. a man of lim? talents, but he has r.o
control over his passions." "Mr. 1! is a
man of excellent principles." "Hut," is n
swered, "I don't like somo of his practices."
Mr. C is a kind father nnd husband."
"But if all I have heard be true, he is not over
nice in regard to his word." And, ton chnn
ces to one, if the commendation is not forgot
ten, while the disparaging declarations find a
prominent place in tile memories of nil ho
heard them, and color their estimation of
A -, 15 , and C .
It is remarked by Swedenborg, that when
ever the angels come to any one, they explore
him in search of good. They sec not bis evil,
but his good quu'itieOtnd, attaching them
selves to these; and thus man would bo left
unaided, to be borne down by the powers of
If, then, wo would help our fellow-nnn to
rise ubove what is false and evil in his char
acter, let us turn our eves, as far as possible,
away from his faults, and fix them steadily
upon his good qualities. We shall then aid
him in the upward movement, and give exter
na! power to the good he really possesses.
And now, by the way of illustration.
A young man named Westfield, was the
subject of conversation between three or four
persons. One of these, a Mr. Hai tinan, had
met Mr. Westfield only recently. Tho first
impression formed of his character was quite
favorble, and ho expressed himself according
ly. To his surprise and pain, one of the com
pany remarked :
"Yes, Westfield is clever enough in his
way, but" And he shrugged his blund
ers, and looked a w jrld of mystery.
"No force of charactf r." said another.
"I have never liked t!i way he treated Mr.
Green," said the third. "It shows to my mind
a defect of principle. The young man is well
enough in hia way, I suppose, and I wouldn't
say a word against him for the world, but"
And he shrugged his shoulders. Ah, how
much wrong has been dono lo eharncter, nnd
wordly prospects, by a single shrug!
1'rom no lip present came even the small
est word in favor of the young man. No one
spoke of the disadvantages against which he
had struggled successfully, nr portrayed a
single virtue of tho many he possessed. No
one looked ut the brighter qualities of his mind.
And why? Poor, weak human nature I Quick
to mark evils and defects, but slow to ac
knowledge what is good in the neighbor.
Prone to flatter self, yet offering only extorted
praiso at llie shrine of another's merit. How
low art thou f illen I
A few evenings after the little conversation
vvo have mentioned, Mr. llartmau was thrown
iu compnny with Westfield. The latter, re-
mcmbeiing his interview with this gentleman,
wuose position in society was one of standing
and influence, met him ngaiu with a lively
glow of satifaclion, which showed itself in
countenance and manner. Hut the few dis
paraging words spoken against the young man,
uuu poisoned me nunu or JUr. Uai tman, am
instead of meeting him with the frank cordi
ality expected, he received him with a cold rc
Disappointed and mortified, Westfield turn
ed troni the man towards whom warm feel
ings and hopeful thoughts had been going
tot in lor many Hays, and, in n little while, qui
etly retired from a company, in mingling with
which he bad promised himself both pleasure
"That hope blasted!" exclaimed the young
man, striking his hands together, while a shad
ow of intense pain darkened his countenance.
He was now alone, having returned to his
chamber for self-communion.
There existed, at this time, an important
cris:s in the young man's affairs, lie was a
tiuiR, on a very moderate salary. J In own
wants were few, and these U salary would
have amply supplied, but a widowed mother
and a young sister looked to him as their only
support. To sustain all, was beyond his abil
ity ; and, much to hia anxiety nnd deep dis
couragement, he found himself falling into
debt. His offence towards Mr. Green, which
had been alluded to as involving something
wrong on his part, was nothing more nor less
than leaving his service for that of another man
who made a small advance in his snlarv a
thing which the former positively refused to
do. He had been with Mr. Given from his
boyhood up, and, somehow or other, Mr. Greon
imagined that ho possessed certain claims to
his continued service, and when tho fact of
Westlield's having left him was alluded to,
gave to others tho impression that ho was
badly used in the matter. He did not mean
to injure tho young man; but he hud been
valuable; the loss fretted him and produced
unkind feelings and these found relief in
words. Selfishness prevented him from see
ing, as he ought to havo seen, the bright side
of Westlield's character, and so he injured him
by throwing a shadow on his good name.
"That hupo blasted!" repeated the young
And what was this fondly cherished hope,
tho extinguishment of which had moved him
so deeply? A few words will explain. Mr.
1 1. 1 it man was a man of considerate wealth,
and had just closed a largo contract with the
Mi.iIa r.t.- l. a ..r ui:.. i...
.ti.u, ivi mo ui t-uuu ui teiiaui puuue vvoi us.
to be commenced immediate!?. On that vef
ry day Westfield lid !amed the fact that ho
was quietly in search of a competent, conn-,
dential, disbursing clerk, whose salary would
be double what he was receiving; and it was
his purpose to see him immediately, offer him
self, and endeavor if possibl-, to secure the
situation. He had called at his oflicu tv ice
during the day, but failed to sec him. The
manner in which Mr. Hartman met his ad
vances in the evening, katisfied him that to
ask fur tho situation so much desired, would
bo altogether vain.
Westfield was a young man of integrity
competent in business matters, ami industri
ous. He had Ids faults nnd weaknesses, ns wc
all have; but these were greatly overruled by
hia virtues. Vet was he not above tempta
tion. Who is ? Who lias not some easily bo
setting siu? Who can say that he may not
fill? ' J
To Mr. Hartman, ns a private clerk, West
field would have been invaluable. Ho was
just tho kind of a man he was in search of.
Moreover, he was thinkinc of him for this ve
ry position of private cleik, when the poison of
lii-natnred -detraction entered Ins mind, and
he turned his mind nwnv from him.
The more he brooded over his disappoint
ment, and pondered tho unhappy condition of
his affairs, the more deeply did tho mind of
vv estiicid become disturbed.
"I cannot bear these thoughts," he said,
starting up from a chair ia which he had been
silting in gloomy despondency, and, in the ef
fort to escape Ids troubled feelings, he went
forth upon the street It was late in the even
ing. There was no purpose in the young
man's mind ns he walked, square after square,
with hasty steps; nnd lie was about return
ing, when ho whs met by a man with whom
ho had a slight acquaintance, and who seem
ed particularly well pleased to see him.
"The vej-y man I was thinking about," said
Mr. Lee that was his name- "Quite a coin
cidence. Which way nie you going?"
"Home," replied Westfield somewhat indif
forenlly. "in any perticular hurry?"
"(Jomo with me then."
"Where are you going?"
"To the Union House. There's to be a raf
flo there nt ten o'clock, for six gold watches
chance in each whIcIi only ono dollar. I've
got five chances. They are splendid watches.
Uomo along nnd try your luck."
"I don't care if I do," said Westfield.
He was ready to catch at almost anything
that would divert his mind. Under other cir
cumstances, this would have been no temp
tation. So he went to the Union Hotel, ven
tured a dollar, and, most unexpectedly, be
came the owner of a gold watch. New tho'ts
and tievr feelings were stirring in his mind, as
ho took his way homeward that night, excited
as well by some things seen and heard at the
Union House, as by the good fortune which
had attended his first venture of a small sum
of money iu the hope of gaining largely on the
The effect of his cold treatment of West
field, did not escape the observation of Mr.
Hartman. II.) saw the young man was both
hurt and troubled that he kept aloof from
the rest of the company, and soon retired.
"Do you know young Westfield ?" he inqui
red of a gentleman, with whom, sometime af
terwards, he happened to be in conversation.
"Very well," was tho nnswer.
"Has he good business capacity ?"
"Few ynuug men excel him."
"Do you know anything of his character?"
"It stands fair."
"I have heard ha did not treat his former
employer, Mr. Green, very well."
"Ho left him for a higher salary; and, as
lie has a mother and sister to support, he was
bound, in my opinion, to seek the largest pos
sible return for his labor."
' Had Green no particular claim on him?"
"No more than you or I have."
"I heard the fact of his leaving Mr. Green
commented on in a way that left on my mind
an unfavorable impression of the young man."
"Some people ure always more ready to
suppose evil than good of another," was re
plied to tins.
"I am in search of a competent young man
as a private clerk, and had thought of West
field ; hut these disparaging remarks caused
me to decide against him."
"In my opinion," said the gentleman with
whom Mr. Hartman was conversing, "you will
search a good while before finding any one so
well butted to your purpose, in every respect,
as young Westfield."
"You speak earnestly in regard to him?"
"1 do, nnd because 1 know him well."
A very different impression of the young
man was now entertained by Mr. Hartman.
It was past eleven o'clock on that night as he
rode homeward, passing on his way the Unioa
House, and just at the moment when West
field, iu company with several young men,
camo forth after' the closing of the raffle.
They were talking loud and boisterously. Mr.
Hartman leaned from the carriage window, at
tracted by their voices, and his eyes rested for
a moment on Westbelu. 1 he form was fa
miliar, but he failed to get a sight of his face.
The carriage swept by, and tho form passed
from his vision ; but he still thought of it, and
tried to make out hit identity.
Not ninny hours of tranquil sleep had West
Held that night. As he lay awake through
the silent watches, temptation poured in upon
him like a flood, and pressing against the fee
ble barriers of weakened good principles, seem
ed ready to bear them away in hopeless ruin.
In a single hour he had become the possessor
of a c;old watch, which could easily be conver
ted into money, anu which, at a low valuation,
would bring the sum of fifty dollars, equal
to a month's salary. How easily had this been
acquired! True, to raffle was to gamble.
And yet, he easily silenced this objection; for
at religious fairs be hud often seen uoods dis
posed of by raffle, and bad himself more than
once taken a chance. Another rafiln for val
uable articles had been announced for the
next nijfht at the Union, and Westfield, urged
by the hope of new successes, resolved to be
present, and again try his luck.
Tho fallowing morning found tho voung
man in a more sober, thoughtful mood. He
did not show his watch to his mother, nor men
tion to her thu fact of having won it. Indeed,!
when she asked hint where he had been so
latu on the night before, he evaded tho ques
tion. On his way to the store in which he was
employed, Westfield called at a jeweller's and
Abked thu value of his watch. .
"It is worth about seventy-five dollars," an
swered the jeweller, looking very earnestly at
Westfield, and with a certain meaning in his
countenance that the young man did not like.
"It ispeifecily new, as you cuo see. I wo'd
like to sell it."
"What do you ask for it?"
"I will take sixty dollars."
"I'll buy it for fifty," said tho jeweller.
"Very well, it is yours."
Westfield felt like a guilty man. He was
certain that the jeweller suspected him of hav-'
ing obtained it through some improper means.
The money was paid over at once, and thrus
ting the sum into his pocket, he went hur
riedly out. As he was leaving the store, he
encountered Mr. Hartman, who was entering.
He dropped his eyes to the ground, whilo a
crimson flush overspread his face.
"Ah, Mr. Westfield," said Mr. Hartmau, de
taining him, "I am glad to meet you. Will
you call at my office this morning ?"
"If you wish me to do so," replied the
young man, struggling to overcome the con
fusion of mind into which the sudden encoun
ter, under the circumstance, had thrown him.
"I da Call at eleven o'clock I wish to
see you particularly."
"Do you know that young man" inquired
the jeweller, as Mr. Hartman, to whom he was
well known, presented himself at his counter.
"What young man?" inquired Mr. Hart
man. "The young man with whom I saw you
speaking at the door."
"Yes. His name is Westfield; and a very
excellent young man he i& Do you know
anything about him ?"
"I know that he has just sold me a watch
for fifty dollars, which 1 sold for seventy-five
yesterday, to a man who told me he was go
ing to raffle it."
The jeweller didn't say this. It came in
his thoughts to say it Cut he checked the
utterance, and merely replied:
"Nothing at all. He is a stranger to me."
Had that first impulse to produce an unfa
vorable impression in regard to a stronger,
been obeyed, the life prospects of Westfield
would have been utterly blasted. The even
ing that followed, instead of finding him at
home, rejoicing with his mother and sister
over the hopeful future, would have seen him
again in the dangerous company of unscrupu
lous men, and entering in through the gate
that leads to destruction. Now he saw clear
ly his error, the danger he had escaped, and
wondered at bis blind infatuation, while he
shuddered at the fearful consequences that
might have followed, had not a better way
opened to his erring footsteps at the very mo
ment when, in strange bewilderment, he was
unable to see the right path.
Mr. Hartman uever had cause to regret his
choice of a clerk. He often thought of the
injustice which the young man had suffered
at the hands of those who should have seen
his good qualities, instead of seeking for, and
delighting in, the portrayal of bad ones. And
he thought, too, of the actual injury this false
judgment had come near inflicting upon a
most worthy, capable and honest person. He
did not know all. The reader can penetrate
more deeply below the surface, and see how
a few carelessly-uttered, disparaging words,
proved hidden rocks, on which the hopes of a
fellow-being, for this life and the next, were
near being wrecked. Pictorial Drawing
Anecdote of the President.
A correspondent in Washington furnishes
us with an anecdote of General Pierce, which
will give our readers some idea of the man
without the politician. A few days since, the
President appointed an individual to a respon
sible and lucrative office in a distant part of
the country, on the recommendation of two
U. S. Sen., and the Senate confirmed the ap
pointment This gratifying event produced
an exhiliarating effect upon the successful ap
plicant for office, who so far forgot himself us
to indulge in a "glorious jollification." As he
was lodging in a fashionable hotel, his dis
graceful conduct became known, and was free
ly commented on indeed, it became the
"town talk." The Senators who had recom
mended him to tho favor of the President,
finding that he had disgraced himself, and
was unworthy of confidence, waited upon the
President, stated the facts, and asked for his
removal from office. "Gcntlemun," said the
President in reply, "this man was nominated
by me, on your recommendation, and at your
solicitation, to an office under the government,
and the nomination was confirmed by the Sen
ate. You now say that his habits are iotem
peratytnd that he is unworthy of the situation.
tiut if X were to remove him now, the conse
quence would be inevitable ruin to him.
The shame and disappointment attending his
dismissal from office under such circumstan
es would lead him to find solace in the intoxi
cating bowl, and he would become a confirm
ed inebriate; whereas-if this conversation is
repeated to him, he may and probably will
reform, and become a sober and exemplary
citizen. I shall not remove him from office
for this offence but this, as it has been thn
fiist, so it will bo the last time I can forgive
him." Boston Journal.
The Secret of Matrimonial Happiness.
Zschokke, in one of his talcs, gives the fol
lowing advice to a bride:
"In thy first solitary hour after the cere
mony, take the bridegroom nnd demand a sol
emn vow of him, and give him a vow in re
turn. Tromise one another sacredly, never, not
even in jest, lo wrangle wilh each other; never
to bandy words or indulge in the least ill-humor.
Never, I say, never! wrangling in jest
and putting on an air of ill humor merely to
tease, becomes earnest by practice. Mark
that! Next, promise each other, sinecieiy and
solemnl)', never to have a secret from each oth
er, under whatever pretext, with whatever ex
cuse it might be. You must continually, and
every moment, see clearly into ench other's
bciom. Even when one of vou has commit
ted a fault, wait not an instant, but confess it
freely let it cost tears, but confess it And
as you keep nothing secret from each other,
so, on the contrary, preserve the privacies of
your house, marriage state, and heart, from
futher, mother, sister, brother, aunt, and nil
the world. You two, with God's help, build
your own quiet world; every third or fourth
one whom you draw into it w ith you, will form
a party, and stand between ou two. That
should never be. Promise this to eaoh other.
Henew tho vow at each temptation. You will
find your account in it. Your eouls will grow
as it were together, and at last will become as
one. Ah, if many a young pair had on their
wedding day known this secret, how many
marriage were happier than, alas, they are!"
SOLILOQUY OF A BOY.
I were a boy again." 1
don't see why in the world father wants to
sing that forlorn ditty so much for; and there's
grandpa says wilh a sigh, 'My dear boy, you'll
never be as happy ngain as you are now ;
and grandma looks doleful, and chimes in
with the 'golden hours of childhod !'
Wonder where the gold is! If I got a pon
ny sometimes when 1 was a littla youngster,
I thought I was well off, nnd always feltVery
sorrv after I had onent it thni ia nfmr ,i,u
cakes were all gone, and then somebody was
always ready with 'Why, my dear bov, you
can't eat vour cent and kepn it i,,n U'..lt l
know that now, but there's somethin g I dont
know, and that is where is the great pleasure
in beincr a bov.
When I was five years old, and had just
uegun iu enjoy soinciiiing, i must be bun
dled off to school, and sit on a hi.rh !,,.,.. I, .n.l
no cricket; and had to say A till everything I
looKeu upon, even my mother's lace, seemed
one big A; and to crown the whole, I was a
dunce, for it took me three weeks to get on
to H, and a good deal longer learning to C
through the alphabet
And when I was older, I had the satisfac
tion of being called a 'great ankward boy,"
even by my mother, and when I would try
and do my best, I was invariably laughed at.
If in coming into the room I happened to up
set half a dozen chair, a titter was roised,
and 'Oh, he's a boy I' considered sufficient
apology. If I played with buby I was sure
to make it cry, and the nurse would look all
around to see if I had pinched it; boys, she
said, were full of such tricks.
Wo be to the boy where there is a house
hold of girls I Why, I have known my sisters
to play all sorts of tricks, and John that's I
invariably jrot the blame. And then it
was 'John, you are younger than Mary, put
up this clothesline; John you are a great boy
and must lenrn to work; just go down the
cellar and split up the wood; John run up to
the garret and bring down a squash or two;
John run out to the wood-house and got some
kindlins'; and on damp days the girls invaria
bly held a jubilee, and poor Juhu was the
The fact is, I don't believe but what it
would do the girls good to go out iu wet
weather as well as the boys. But thy're al
wajs crying out "thin shoes" ond "wet feet ;"
and if I ask them why they dont wear thick
ones as I do, they only laugh at me, and an
swer that such clumsy things ure well enough
I often tell them no wonder they get colds,
with nothing but a bit of lace over their
shoulders, and a piece of gauze on their arms.
It seems so funny, too, to call boys hardier
than girls. Why ! if I thought so thin
sacks, thin slippers, bare arms, and bare
necks, I should'nt live a month. Hardy
they're the hardiest mortals alive, for they do
stand such treatment some how or other,
though they're mighty delicate, und seem to
be proud of it; in fact, I think a good many
of them had rather have A fashionable con
sumption than a vulgar good constitution.
I wonder how long a boy is a boy: there's
my sister Louisa camo from boarding school
'finished,' as they call it, at sixteen, while I've
got to study three years longer to known;
much as she does that is, provided she has
got her education and 1 am past eighteen.
Louisa is going to be married next week
who pretends lo call her a rrirlv Knhnilv
It s 'Miss Louisa Sands, that young lady,' of
ner, ana it my dear fjoy by mother, and
'we must overlook the freaks of a boy,' by
father and that's the way they talk to me
and of me me, John Sands, that's next to
the head ofthe family.
Sisters can do anything they please, even
to wearing false hair and every other falso fix
ing, and nobody says a word ; but the first
time I put on a dickey, it was almost as much
as my life was worth to meet with the family.
I thought I could bear it like a hero, but the
'ohs,' and 'ahsl' the pulling the points up over
my cheeks, the mock salutations to Mr. Sands,
the derisive laughter, was more than 1 was
prepared for, and I actually rn from the
house, whilo all the girls shouted after me,
'Good-bye, Mr. Sands: take care of that new
I brought home a nice razor-box the day
I was eiuteen. and for safe keeniiur. Mr) it in
-- ( -- -
the garret between the rafters. Vain pre
caution! Wheulrot home. box. brushes.
straps, powder, and razor, were all paraded
upon the table, and a little scrap of paper pin
ned to the wall, on which was written 'Johny,
dear, be careful; little boys should not play
with edged tools:" and all my sisters could
sing that day was, 'a frog he would H-cour-ling
Never whs I so nngrv in my life.but I bore
it like a philosopher, only it did try me. w hen
of mornings I thought myself unobserved, lo
hear a gigling outside the door, and my lit
tle, six year old sister lisp, instigated by ol
der and more wicked spirits, 'Johny, here's
pussy want to be shaved.'
And so it is in everything; it seems strange
that men who nrofesa to ao mtirli Hiimitv ,.f.
, - - n----j
ter they nre twenty-one, should have tj mib
mil to indignity up to the very borders. It's
curious, and it puzzles rr.: u'n a fact in nieta
physics'that I ctr.'i account for, and I don't
suppose I evor shall. It's martyrdom, and
you won't catch me after I'm twenty-one,
singing '1 would I were a boy aguiu.'
The Hudson River Railroad, one hundred
and fifty miles in length, employes two hun
dred and twenty-five "flag men," stationed at
intervals along the whole length of the line
Just before a train is to pass, each one walks
over his "beat," and looks to see that every
track and tie, every tunnel, switch, rail, clump,
and rivet is in good order nnd free from ob
struction. If so, he takes bis stand with a
white flag and waves it to the approaching
truin, s a signal to '.coma on" und come
on it does, at full speed. If there is anything
wrong he wavea a red flag, or at night a red
lamp, and the engineer on seeing it, promptly
shuts off the fitoam, and sound '.be whistle
to "put down the brakes.',
Passengers are' now brought from New
Yoik city to Fremont in S t hours. ;" '
I mil i i , . a i i ui i,
PlNTIV(1 PoTAToxs. The Farmer 'anrj
Artisan givM the following expeditions' pro
cess of planting putnttrs: . ' 1 ' '
"Last spring we visited the farm of 8amu l
Haskell, l'sq , just beyond the confinfs of the
city, and found him in the field with a pair of
lmr.org am! n plow planting 'potatoes. fl
was at work on the field from which n crbp
of grain had been taken the previous yr.
It has bet'n dressed with a good coat of ma
tt are. His process of planting was, after
turning the first furrow, to dropth swd po
tatoes upon it about a font nnd a half apart,
and (nrn the next one so a to cover them.
The potatoes were .again dropped upon the
furrow last turned and covered by the . suc
ceeding ono. In this way he informed rm
that himself nnd two boys could prepare and
plant an acre a day, very enailyy We recent
ly met him and inquired about ; the potatoe
crop, and were told that he obtained a good
yield of fine potatoes. This ia certainly a
very cheap mode of ' raising potatoes. Vill
it not be an object to our farmers to try rit?"
' Thk Sandwich Islands. A recent tn'un
f the Sandwich Islands exhibits some facts
of startling interest ' and which illufiti'.i!fl iu
the most unmistakable rianer the vital nw
that the inferior race must' give way to the
stronger. The present population of tha sev
en Islands forming the group is 80,841. The
deaths during last year were 7943, while thu
births were only 1468 an average of tit
deaths to one birth. The foreigners nomfter
only 1787. 'This is an extiaordinary Btateof
things, nnd we doubt whether its puralW can
be found in the history of the world. In the
time of Cook, this people numbered 400,000;
thus in seventy years they have decreed
320,000. In 183G. they numbered 108,67
decrease in seventeen years nearly iO.OOo.
Such a rapid decrease of native population' is
a deeply melancholy spectacle. At the pres
ent rate of decease, another gradation ' Mill
hardly have parsed away ere this people will
be blotted from the face of the earth.
Jour. ' ". ' -'ol
Piksistancb To TtiDirmB. Lenrn from the
earliest days to insure your principals against
the peril of ridicule; you can no more exercise
your reason if you live in the constant dread
of laughter, than you can enjoy life if you are
in the constant terror of death. If you think
it right to differ from the times, and to mak
a point of morals, do it, however rustic, how
ever antiquated, however pedantic it may, ap
pear; do it, not for insolence, - but, Beriouajy,
and grandly as a man who wore a soul of his
own in his bosom, and did not wait till it was
breathed into him by the breath of fnoLiun.
Sydney Srcitb. , I
Jack WhaleyV Brkkches. Jack Whs
ley's wife one day chanced to find an elegant
piece of white leather on the road, and aim
brought it home with her in frreat delight.' to
mend Jack's small clothes, which she did very
neatly. Jack set off the next day, little sus
pecting what was in store for him: but when
ho bad trotted about five miles it was in the
month of July he began to feel mighty tin
easy in the saddle a feeling that continued
to increase at every moment, till at last ha
said, "It was like taking a canter on a bee-hive
in swarming time," and well it might, for tha
piece of leather was no other than a blister
that the apothecary's boy had dropped that
morning on the road. ,.(
A lady in New York has a poodle dog (list
she greatly admires. So she 'made a party"
for it, and invited twenty-five of the 'hand
somest dogs "in society." They nil came'
the crop-eared nnd long-eared, little p"upples
and great ones, as will be tho case' at parries,
white, black, and red; slender nndchnhhy;
of grey-hound and bull-dog families; of long
silky locks of hair, short hair and none at all ;
generally with whiskers and mustlchios ; here
a cur wpt in and run between the legs of a
Newfoundland, and there a stout, good natnr
ed spaniel overturned several little fellowa
with his carresses; in Bhort, there were twenty-five
snappers, and barkers of every vnrietv.
the dogs were nil dressed in the latest fash
ions, each being decorated with ribbons.
They wore refreshed with chicken, beef-ala-mode,
candy, cream, Ac. Strange as it may
seem, this bonafide dog party was not con
sidered a burlesque upon the commoner in
cidents of puppydonjij-ocifer Americqn
Slander. In Poland the . laws againat
slander were very severe in the thirteenth
nnd fourteenth centuries. The person who
was convicted of propagating an unfounded
tale of slander, militating against the charac
ter of an honest indivividual, was forthwith
sentenced to place himself, publicly under a
table in the nttiude ot a dog there to hk
three several times, and between every bark
ing te declare aloud that 'he had lied ik a
What an intoreraWc hmt-wowlnti would bn
kept up in n certain coteries, were such a law
to be introduced among ourselves!
.A very slight declivity suffice ta nivc th.i
running motion to water. Three inches pt r
mile, in a smooth, straight channel, uive n
velocity of ahout three miles an hour. No,
what is true of water is equally true of mor
al The best of men only need a 1irlit nush
from adversity to obtain a down hill momen
tum that will land them in tho penitentiary,
he careful, therefore how you low your viiui-
'num. . .( ,. ,
A young lady being asked wnfu-r the
would Wfr a wig when he head turned grey.
ri'r::i-ii with great earnestness: (Jh. i.o I'll
New Cunts. The Jtiuliee's code, Prolmln
code, together with the Civil code, go into ef
fect upon the 1st of July. ' -t
The Jusice's code repeals all (he old hlwk
and defines the Justice's duties anew.' '
Tho Probate code repeals all the i.hl !as
regulrting the practico of Ibis Court, and eni
bodies its whole power and duty. It takes
away from the Common Pleas, juiisdinion
in all but penitentiary and capita! cne; uiol
invests tho Probate Judge therewith.1 ' All
riots, petty larcenies, gambling, tie, urn heriret
forth within its exclusive jmisdiciinr. Tint
cases are to be presenled by infoimntiori
briefly setting forth the offence, without limil
as to amendment. Ohio Statesman. ' : 1
Ikdskisite Calci latiom. "Ike," ni,
rusty old heathen of the desk "how do Aas
Wonomers raer.sure the distance to the tun?" .
. "Why," replied tit young bepeftd, "they
guesses p oue-fottrlU he duUnce, aud. .(Lea
multiplies by four." ,. , ; . . .'.
' Education polishes good dipoition, ari-J
correct bad ones. ... .... j