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VOLUME I. FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1853. NUMBER 34.
Poetry. LILLY DALE.
BY H. S. THOMPSON.
'Twai a calm still niht,
nd tlio moon's pale light,
Shone soft o'er hill nnd vale,
When friends mute with grief,
Stood around the denth-bed,
Of my poor lost, Lilly Dale.
Cuonus. Oh ! Lilly, sweet Lilly, donr
Now the wild rose blossoms
O'er her little green grave,
'.Neath the trees in the flowery vale
Her cheek that once glowed,
, With tho rose tint of health,
By the hand of disease had turned pale,
And the death-damp was on
Tho pure, white brow
Of my poor, lost Lilly Dale.
Oh! Lilly, &c.
"I go," she said,
"To tho land of the blest,"
And 'ore my strength shall fail,
I must tell you where,
Near my own lov'd homo,
You must lay poor Lilly Dale.
Oh! Lilly, &c
'Neath the chesnut tree
Where tho wild flowers grow
And the stream ripples forth thro' the
Where the birds shall warblo
Their songs in Spring,
There lay poor Lilly Dale,
Oh! Lilly, &c.
Amusing Anecdote of General Taylor.
an amusing story told, in
which Old Zack figured when President. He
had been but a short time in the White House
he found that ladies would call when it was
not convenient to see them, he gave orders to
the door keeper not to admit them at certain
times. The door keeper was formerly a sul
dier and knew theol I hero well; but never
theless he disobeyed orders one day, and per
mitted three ladies to see the President. Af
ter the interview was over, down came the
old mart in a rage so much so, that a gentle
man who was present, and who tells the an
ecdote, was roughly told, as he met The Oen
eral at the foot of the steps, to "go into that
room," waving his hand in military style to the
room he meant, tien. laylor then appro iched
the trembling janitor, ami fixing his teeth in
a tirm position, exclaimed, "Why didn't you
obey my orders sir ? What did you send those
women up to me tor sir ; 1 II court martial
you sirl 'and svtore any answer could be
given, ho raised his right foot, and gave the
derelict door keeper a kick, which landed him
on bis back two or three vards oil. Old Z
then moved off, calling to the gentleman,
"Lome to mv room, come to my room.
Uy the time the President 'uir.vcd there,
however, he. was somewhat cojled down, and
taking the visitor's riirlit hand in both of his
What can I do for you sir, wtat can
do for you ?"
liie interrogated was somewhat ot a wacr,
and thinking that Taylor would relish a joke,
"We.l ueneral.you may give me one
them inteiesting things you just now gave the
No sooner said thnn done the General
up-foot and planted a blow in the wit's pos'
terior, which sent him into the passage, and
locking the door, he returned to the business
he was at, when interrupted by the ladies.
The kicked visitor, iu passing the door keep
"The old man kicks hnrd don't ho?"
"Oh, sir, he kicks like a jackass!"
"You had better go and tell him so."
"Not me, by the powers, sir: but I mean
the hardness of the kick, and all I cared about
it was the indignity sir."
"But that was not half what I cared for, said
the retreating gent to himself, for I shall
so sore for that joke, that I shall take care
how I try to b funny with Old Zack again
long as 1 live."
How do you do, dear? said Mrs. Parting'
ton, smilingly, shaking hands with Burbank,
in tho Uockbquare omnibus, as he held out
his five dexter digits towards her. "Fare ma
am," said he, in reply to her inquiry. "Well,
I'm shore, I'm glad of it, and how are
folks at homo? Fare, ''ma'am," continued
sua extending his nana, me passengers
were interested. "How do you like Boston
screamed she, as the omnibus rattled over
stones. "Fare, ma'am," shouted he, without
drawing back his hand; "I want you to pay
me for your ride." "Uh, murmured she,
"I thought it was some one that knowed me,"
and rummaged down in the bottom of
redicule for a ticket, finding at last five cop
per cents tied up in the corner of her hand
kerchief tho "last war" handkercief, with
the stars and stripes involved iu it, and the
tion of the Constitution and Guerriere stamp
ed upon it. But the smile the had given him
ainrsi was not withdrawnthere was no
lowance made for mistakes at that counter
and he went out with a lighter heart and
heavier pocket to catch t'other coach. Bos
When Audubon arrived in the city of Cin
cinnali, his poverty was to extreme that
humbly requested of a drayman to pull a few
hairs from his horse's tail, The novel request
was granted, nnd these the Audubon manu
factured into rings, which he disposed of fora
There are eight hundred ways of earning
living in New-York. The number of expedi
ents for getting your living earned for you
by other has not been mentioned in any con-tut.
BY MRS. M. L. KEATING,
Before a meeting of the Temperance Ladies
of Clyde, delivered, Sept. 8th, 1853.
Ladies: Owing to the late hour in which
i received notice of your meetinir, and the
press of other duties, I have had very little
limn for preparation, which must be my apolo
gy for these brief and imperfect remarks.
I ndeed under the circumstances, I should
have declined addressing you on this occasion,
but for the earnest desiro to contribute my
mite, however small, to this, your first public
effort in the great and glorious causo of hu
min reform. And we have every reason
to rejoice, that wonnn is nt length being
aroused from her lung lethargic slumberings
ever tho evil? and oppressions with which
earth is filled, to a sense of her duties and
respnnsibiitics, to a sense of the true position
which sue should occupy in society. And
now let mo ask, what "h your true position?
Do you suppose, my friends, that our Al
mighty Father has placed woman in the
world with all her powers of mind, her in
fluence, her largo aflfocti jus, and overflowing
sympathies, to bo tho mere buttctlly oi t.ish
ion, or to havener usefulness circumscribed co
the narrow limits of the kitchen and pantry,
the parlor and boundaries'? I unhesitatingly
answer, iNo. And it tins is me extent o: our
usefulness, I think we havo not answered the
chief end of our being. Not only our own
country, but the world, is full of evil nnd ig
norance, ot oppression, ana wrong aoing.
And ought wo to bo prohibited, by custom
or prejudice, from entering tho great arena of
reform 7 shall nil the noble lacultics ot mind
bestowed upon us for good by our Benevo
lent Creator, bo mado to succumb to the
rivolities of fashion? Shall our voices be
heard discussing the beauty, or deformity of
the latest stylo of dress, while there is no
kind voice with words of gentlo suasion, to
lure the drunkard from his cups?Slnll we sit
down in supinenesa and inactivity, with our
unbounded lnlluence lying dormant, while
borne upon the gentle bre zo from the sun
ny south, comes the wail of the poor slave
mother, and the voice of our brothers blood
crying to Qod from the ground ? Say not
that this remark n inappropriate on liie pres
ent occasion, for never can I cense to speak,
especially when addressing the sympathetic
ear of woman, that if it be only one word for
the down trodden of our land, foreign to the
subject before us, though it may be. What
particular branch then ot the great lamuy oi
reform is it that has called us together to
day. Why the state of Maine has passed a
law I5yc the bye liadies, tho old Binve oi
Maine is my nntive state, and I atn proud of
her? I am proud of her bleak mountains,
and her rocky shores. Not because she is a
trreat commercial state, and her noble ship3
dot the mighty ocean, an I may be found in
every distant eea, but because she has taken
the cad amm' all t.;j states ot this vast
union, in passing a law prohibiting the sale
ot intoxicating poisons within her borders.
She has driven out this arch enemy ol man
kind, nnd shall not the beautiful state of my
idopition follow her noble example. Many of
our sister states havo already done so, why
do we yet linger, are there not men enough
in the slate of Ohio, who are willing that this
law should be recorded upon her statute
books? Undoubtedly there arc. If the vo
ting population of our entire state could be
collected in one gTand mass and the question
put Shall Old King Alcohol, with all his
attendant train of evils, and vices, of poverty,
and wretchedness, bruised limbs, broken
heads, and breaking hearts, b expelled whol
ly, totally nnd forever, from our state? Could
we doubt the result : Alii muiuinks mav
the loud and hearty aye, aye, that would be
give, would make the wcikib ring ior many
a mile around. 13 tit go to these voters, ana
address thera individually. Depict to them
as yon may, in glowing colors, tho horrors of
intomperauce; tell them ot the groans of the
worse than widowed, the tears of the more
than orphaned; inform them that an indepen
dent candidate, and old nnd well tried friend
of the Maine Liquor Law, and tho embodi
ment of justice and humanity, awaits their
suffrages, and what answer will a majority
of thera return? Why, they will readily admit
the truth of your remarks, they will even ex
press the wish that he tould be elected, but
they cannot leave parly, lest tho opposing
party should elect their candidate, and there
by triumph over Ihcru. Is this manly ?
it" worthy the character of an independanl
freeman sovereign representative of a sover
eign state? Yet this idle gamo is played
from year to year, against justice, against hu
raauity, and the best interests of society.
In making these remaks, we are aware that
we aro straying somewhat, from tho prescri
bed sphere of woman. And we ask pardon
of the gentleman present for tresspassing up
on their exclusive priveliges, by speaking on
the subject of politics. And now Ladies what
is our duty in this contest for truth and right?
We cannot go to the ballot box, but we can
exert all our energies of miud. all our powers
of persuasion, to induce our husbands and
fathers, our brother and sons, to vote for suf
fering humanity. I would that I could con
vince you, particularly the young Ladies, how
unbounded is your influence, when exorted
in the great cause of truth and reform.
will relate a trifling inoident my of early life
proof. Being at a neghbors one evening,
company with a small party of ladies and
gentleman, in the oourse of the eve, at was
usual in those days, a small table was placed
in the centre of the room, containing the usu
al paraphanalia of decanters and glasses
umistakable evidence of the approach of old
Aleohol, in some oue of his various phases.
I know not how it may be here, but if we
should see such a sight now in the neighbor
hood where I reside, we should think we
bad teen a spirit And if ever it appears
you here, conjure it away Ladies', conjure
away speedily, for its appearance portends
ruin, desolation, and death. But I digress.
The young Lidies of our company were sea
ted in a semicircle around the room. Tho
gentlemen opposlto. I happened to be sea
ted at one extreme. The glass was tilled
and profered tome first. I refused, I know
not whether my countenance betrayed unu
sual anxiety, for I gave no outward sign by
which the othert could derine n:y wish, but
1 watched it anxiously as it pissed to the
next, nnd the ivxt, nnd still was refused,
until, with joy I saw it replaced upon tho ta
ble, untasl.d. But I confess I could scarcely
repress a feeling of triumph, when notwith
standing repeated invitations not a youn
man in the assembly would arise and advance
to the table, to partake of tho intoxicating
draught. Doubtless many wishful glances
were cast toward it, for wo knew there were
those present, w ho sometimes indulged in
rather heavy potations. But no one stirred.
Thero it stood, temptingly, "alone in its glo
ry." That tacit act of disapprobation on the
part of the young Ladies, had done its work.
And this in only one small instance of what
you may do if you will but exert your iuflu
once, on the side of right. I beleivo there is,
in the human mind, I care not how stubom,
how firm or unbending may be the will, a mor
al law, if I may so term it, which will ulti
mately oblige it to yield to the invincible pow
er of truth.if frequently and rightly presented.
And here permit mu to make a few r tin arks
on morn! suason.
We hear it often asserted of late, that moral
suasion ns it regards the cause of temperance
has fiiled, ".Moral suasion has failed; writes
the editor from his sanctum. "Moral suasion
has failed, is re-echoed from the so called
watchman on the walls of-zion, in answer to
the nnxio'is query. "What of the night?"
"Moral suasion has foiled," is reiterated by
the good citizen, when he sees, with dismay,
the dark waters of intemperance rolling
around with no one to issue ths man late,"thus
far, and here lot thy proud waves be stayed."
Has moral suasion failod, have tho eternal
principles of truth which Christ came to pro
mulgate failed? My friends, if you will take
the trouble to accompany me in imagination,
far back into the past, to a little village loca
ted on the banks of a beautiful stieam,
'away down east," you shall see tho beauti
'ful effects of moral suasion, to which I am
myself an eye witness. That small village,
some twenty -five years ago, was one of the
strong holds of tho demon of Intemperance.
Assault nnd battery, and other disorderly
conduct, was the order of the day. Indeed,
there was so much fighting, and so many
lawsuits in consequence, that one of the sher
iffs of the county, who resided in another
part of the town, was in almost daily atten
dance on professienal duties. It was even
said that lie caused a post to be erected in
front of a certain store.exprcssly for hisown
convenience in tying his horse, so frequently
had it become necessary for the poor animal to
stand there. At length, a few of the more
sober part of community became convinced
such a stato of things would not do, and re
solved to get up a temperance society. It
was a new thing in those days, and it must
be confessed.that their first pledgo was rather
liberal in its requirements, inasmuch as it al
lowed i't signers to quaff wine when
liny pleased, though oilier intoxicating drinks
as a beverage, were prohibited. But. they
soon dircoved tho inehciency of such n pledge.
more stringent one was substituted and
they continued to progress, until tho era at
length arrived, when not a drunkard was to
be seen in their st-eets. Order was restored,
the sheriffs horse was missing from his post,
and kindness and good feeling every where
prevailed. But I am asked, did puch a state
of things lonj; continued? i answer, co and
why? Because the temperance army, sup
posing that the victory was completely won
tho citadel taken, rested upon their army and
slept. Wherein, my friends, lies the secret
of the failure of moral suasion. But though
the enemy entered, he never again obtained
entire possession. Last year I visited the place
of which I havo been speaking, after long
years of absence many white cotages had
sprung np as if by magic, and I scarely re
cognized the dear little village of my birth.
Yet I had the satisfaction of knowing, that
no intoxicati ng drinks were to be obtained
within its precincts, I met those whom I had
left inebriates, and with joy beheld them
"clothed and in their right mind. Truo the
Maine Liquor Law was in force. But pray,
had moral suasion nothing to do with the
passage of that law ? We shall probably
be obliged to work hard by way of moral
suasion, if we would see a similar law in ope
ration here. We complain that moral sua
sion has failed, that the partially reformed
one, has, after all our labor, returned to his
cups. But, temperanco men and women,
what were we doing at the time that our
neighbor, our friend, yielded to temptation.
Had we a flourishing, Total abstinence socie
ty in successful opperation ? When we hap
pened to be in town with hire, did we anx
iously watch him, as if he had been our fath
er, or our brother, nnd kindly admonish him
to bewaro of the tempter? If wo wished to
purchaso any article, did we enquircjfor a Tem
perance Storo, and did wo inform tho rum
dealer, that we would havo nothing to do
with him so long as he continued to "hold
the cup to his neighbors mouth? Did we
seek for a temperance hotel, and the little, un
pretending temperance grocery, which could
hardly keep its head above water, beside its
more successful compeitors, who deals in the
waters of death, and kindly encourage him to
persevere by telling him, that be should have
our custom, and that wo would try to per
suade others to become bis customers? Did
we steadily refuse to furnish the distillery
with our grain, to be manufactured into poi
son for our neighbor? Ah no! well, is it
strange that moral suasion has failed? Is it
strange that the swjrj of truth has ceas
ed to do execution, with no band to weild it
La'lies, let us unshcath this two-edged
sword from its scabard, and try our skill in
wielding it. If managed with dexterity, it
will most assuredly answer our most sanguine
expectations. We have every encourage
ment, then let us be up and doing. A great
contest is before us. We must labor diligent
ly, and faithfully, if we would see our noble
state emancipated from the curse of the traf
fic in intoxicating drinks. Ifyou doubt the
extent of your influence, I would respectfully
suggest to you, that now isyonr time to test
it. Have you not some male acquaintance,
who is opposod to this law, and who does not
intend to vote for it? It will not be sufficient
that you speak to him once or twice or three
times, upon the subject. Address him fre
quently, earnestly, and affectionately, and
though you may meet with a repulse, try j
again. Uemember that it is written, be not j
weary in well doing, for in duo time you shall ;
reap if you faint not. Let ua be faithful
then; and when wo arrive at the closing
scenes of life, wo shall be consoled by the
sweet reflection, that we havo ever been
found laboring on the side of oppressed hu
manity; that the world, wh'ch we are about
toleave, has been benefitted by our labor of
love, and this thought shall bo as a light re
flected by ever faithful memory from the fur
off past; a beautiful sunbeam which shall nl
luminateour way through tho duik valley of
tho shadow of death.
Eloquekt Extract The following beauti
ful comparison is from a lecture delivered at
St. Louis, by Thomas F Meagher:
One fair morning towards the close of the
summer. I stood in a field that overlooked
tho Hudson. I was struck with the glowing
riponess of the fruit which waved around me,
nnd broke into an expression of delight. Il
seemed to mo the most glorious that earth
con! J bring forth.
"That seed," said ono who stood by, "come
"It has been buried in the tomb of kings
and laid with the dead for three thousand
years. But though wrapped in shrouds, and
locked within the pyramids, it dies not. Il
lived in the silence lircd in tho darkness
lived under that mighty mass of stone
lived will) death itself and now tho dust of
kintrs have been disturbed that thev have
been called and moved not that the ban
dages are moved and they open not their
eyes, behold they giveth forth life, and the
fields rejoiced in its glory.
And thus it is, that the energies, the in
stinct, the faith, and the vitalities which have
been crushed elsewhere have been entomb
ed elsewhere, in this virgin soil received
life, nnd that which seemed mortal become
imperishable. And thus it is that even here,
the seed will multiply ; and borne back to the
ancient land, will peopl'i tho places that are
desolate; the wilderness shall be made glad.
Children of the old world bo of good
cheer! Whitest in the homes by the Rhone,
tho Seine, the Danube, and tho Arno, the
Shannon, nnd the Suir in the 'homes you have
left, the wicked seem to prosper, and spuri
ous Senato p rovide for the offspring of the
tyrant, even to the third and forth generation.
Freedom strengthens herself in these lands,
nnd, in the midst of countless hosts concen
trates the power by which the captive shall
be redeemed, and evil lords dethroned I
This shall be the glory of Ameaica!"
Mon'ster Steamships for Acstrua. The
Eastern steam navigation Company, of Lon
don, have concluded ptovisional arrangements
for the construction of tho engines and hull of
the first vessel or a new line of steamers to
sail between that port India, and Australia.
The dimensions nnd powers of the ships are
intended to be as follows, viz: length, 600
feet, bredth, 83 feet; depth, 57 feet; with
screw and paddle engines; aggregate nominal
horse power, 2,000. This extraordinary size
the c ompany consider necessary when the
nature of the trade in which they will bo en
gaged, and the length of the voyage they will
havo to perform, nre taken into consideration.
They will carry a sufficient quantity of coal
perform the entire voyage to Australia or Ja
pan, nnd home, and will have upwards of 5,-
000 tons nieasurmont left for merchandize.
They will have 500 cabins for passengers of
tho highest class, and ample spaco for those
of tho lower. In increasing tho sizo of the
vessels the Company believe they will obtain
Ihe elements of speed hitherto unknown, and
hereafter, coal applicable to the purposes of
steam can be supplied from the mines of Aus
tralia, the carrying capacity of the ships will
he proportionately increased. Il is believed
that the great length of these vessels will en
able them to pass ihrouh the water at a ve
locity of fifteen knots per hour with a small
power in proportion to their tonnage than
ordinary vessels now require to make ten
knots an hour.
Instantaneous Blossomings of
On Saturday nfternoon a few ladies and
gentlemen assembled, on the invitation
Mons, Herbert, at Onslow House, Bi ompton,
for a private view of au experiment in the in
stantaneous blossoming of flowers. The flow
ers selected for a trial were a rose nnd a ge
ranium, both of which were entirely destitute
of blossoms. Some buds were discernable
distance of about two jards, on the rose tree.
As soon as tho company had taken their scats
in the room where the experiment look place
the flowers were covered with circular glass,
and some liquids apparently chemical substan
ces, wero applied at tho side to the interior.
In two or tbreo minutes after, tho glass be
came dim with vapor; and within a quarter
of an hour the geranium was uncovered and
several full sized blossoms of the ordinary ap
pearance and scent were cut from it, and dis
tributud among the compnny. The experi
ment with the rose tree failed, in consequence
as was stated, of tho soil having been prepar
ed too late. Various conjectures were formed
as to the mode in which the effect was produc
ed, but the prevalent opinion attributed
mainly to the application of artificial heat how
ever generated, to the root of the plant com
bined with a careful preparation of the soil.
No explanation was offered by tho exhibitor,
nor were the company allowed to inspect mi
nutely. Liverpool paper.
The Missouri river has opened fjr itself
new outlet into the Mississippi. On Saturday
week it succeeded in cutting a new mouth
debouch, into the Mississippi, across the point
of land lying about balf a mile above where
it has run of late years. It now strikes the
Mississippi in ailirecton which is likely to pre
vent the washing of the Illinois or eastern
shore to any injniiout extent. At the last
accounts two steamers had passed through
the new chute, and this may now be regarded
as the main channel of the Missouri.
Some one, we ltnow not who, very threwd
lay definet money to be an article admirably
adapted for taking t'ains out of character.
The following description of morning upon
the mountains of Scotland, is from the pen
of Scott one of the old poets. To us it has
lost none of its mclodv though tho mists of
years havo settled upon it, since it was pen
ned. The summer dawn's reflected hue.
To purple changed Loch-Katrine blue;
Mildly mid soft the western brerte
Jut kiased the If kc, just stirred the trees,
And the pleased Inlie, like maiden coy,
Trembled but dimpled not fur joy;
The mountain shadows on her breast,
Were neither broken nor at rest!
In bright uncertainly Ihey hie,
Like luiuro joys lo fancy's eye.
The water lilly to the light
II-Tch ihcs reared of s.lvur bright:
The dje awoke, and la ihe lnwii.
Begemmed with dew-drops, led her fawn,
The grey mist lefl the mountain side,
Tho torrent chewed it f glinleuing pride
In vi tiblo ill flecked nky,
The Inrk cent down her revelry:
The blathbird and Ihe speckled thrush
ioo t irorrow gave from brake and bush
In uiitu-cr rooed the cushat dove.
Her notes of peace; and reM, and lavs.
Music of the Past.
"There nre, il may be, so many kinds cf vo'
ccs in the woihl and ni t cne of ihem is with
out signification"' ninny of them are stern
nnd 6taitling many are sad and touching
many are sweet and entrancing, stealing over
the senses like music of an Alpine song
nnd among the gentlest and the rarest of all,
is that honeyed voice that translaics to the
mortal ear the music of the past.
There is no sound that can drown these de
lightful strains from the hills of old. Like
the humming of our neighboring Cataract,
they rise above nil other din, and freight the
listener's heart with tones that memory keeps
perpetual. The noise of tho busy world the
'hurrying to and fro in tho streets' ihe dis
cord of clashing tongues even the rumbling
wheels of the thunder, never interrupt their
delicious monotony or render the ear obliv
ious to their consumnto sweetness. Like the
'still small voice' of Deity, they never leave
the bosom in which they shall linger until
they are swallowed up in the orgies of the
pit or the glorious symphonies of Paradise.
We hear them in the daytime, we here them
at night. They are '.lie handmaids of buisncss
and the companions of slumber. We can do
nothing without their attendance "there is
no spench nor language v here their voice is
not heard." Tbey are a gentle omnipresent
from which the soul may not part until the
pnst is merged into the present until "Time
itself shall be no more."
Thero is much eloquence in this old music.
It lias "'turned many to iij;litousness." There
are few w ho can resist its tones for they
plead as with an inspiration. It has now
smiles and tears from cynics it has subdued
the ferocity of savages, and stayed the hand
cf assassins. Tho world owes much to its
pleadings and sweet interference.
Turn not th ine ear, O, brother-man from its
utterances. They will be to thee a sweet
sound amid many troubled voices a sweet
balm amid many thorns a sweet beacon
amid many billows. Heaven help tlie heart
whose corridors never echo to tlie music of
the past. Buff. Express,
Oli? in our sterner manhood, when no ray
Of earlier auushine glimmers on our way.
When girt with sins and sorrows, and the Toil
Of cares that sear that bosom that they soil,
Oh 'if there be in retrospection's chain
One link which knits us with young drcamsa;ain.
One thought so sweet we scarcely dure to muse
On all the hoarded raptures it reviews.
Which seems esch instant in its backward range
The heart to eoflen, and its lies to change,
And every spring, untouched tor years, to more,
It is the inemorv of a mother 'a love.
Tub Dream of Life How few of us at
the close of life can say, 'l have filled and oc
cupied the portion lo which I looked forward
when a boy!" In the onward progress of
life, how often in some stray momenta of
thought nnd reflection, do we not find our
selves inquiruiL', "Js this aa I honed? have
I enacted my dream ?" And the answer is
invariably No! We looked forward in child
hood and only looked forward without re
flection. We build up grogeous palaces, we
sketch a career of life all cold and sunshine
what are they? And where are they
when years sober us? True Dcm,
o - .
When I gae into the stars they look down
upon me with pity from their serene and si
lent space, like eyes glistening with tears
over the little lot of man. Thousands of gen
erations, all as noisy a3 our own, have been
swallowed up by time; there remains no rec
ord of them now. Yet Arclurus nnd Orin.
Sinus, nnd Pleiades, are still shining in their
courses clear nnd young as when tho shep
herd first noted them in the plain of Shinar!
Let us teach our children in their innocent
infancy to shun the intoxicating cup as they
would a rattlesnake; the drunkard as they
would the vagabond; and toon virtuous socie
ty will become rid of that impurity; our laws
will be made by great and good men; our
glorious institutions will remain permanent,
and the freedom of our country no longer
An inquisitive lawyer, famous for exami
ning witness1 s, had a nice old gentleman, and
winy withal, upon the stand, questioning him
upon his ability to ban money and give credit,
rosortirg to all torts of intorroiraloriea
draw from him a statement of the amount
his property and in what it consisted in fact
how much be was worth. The old gentleman
considering the questions rather impudent,
ba wat quite wealthy, answered that he had
a wife he alwaja called dear a boy and girl
that ho would not tell for anv nanny a mort
gage on two oowt down east a nice litter
pigs and the mother of the tame a barrel
cider that never saw daylight, and "a puppy
that knowt more than you do, for wbicl
have been offered $25."
Yale College hat existed one hundred and
fifty-three years, and "educated" six thousand
JtTThe Staterman lias at last been brough
to acknowledge that the Now Practice Act
(which it has been so strongly defending and
for a criticism on which, it endeavors to "batte
the San. litgishr) is n "Utile" faulty, and
with wonderous magnanimity ope ns its col'
umns for swyrtiont. It it in deed singular
that the Statesman should discover any de
fect in this precious act, of tho Locofoco Leg
islature of last winter. It even hintt at
cessive trpentei. Funny, thut. But here it
an article containing a Bet of strictures on the
Act; read them.
BlOtlT OF At'PCAL to Dutmct Cocrt. It
is no reproach to that which has been well
done, that it mny need, in some pnrticulara,
amelioration. It is rather a compliment
Those who know how difficult it it to adapt
legislation to nil new exigencies, before expe
rience has tested it, cannot say that any leg
islation in this changeful age ti final. When
improvements are necessary, and Ihe necessi
ty for them isapparant, our columns shall be
the first to herald them.
Our intention just now is, to call attention
to the inexpedicnry of one clause of the law
organizing our Courts. Two Jury trials may
Lo had in the tame case; one in the Uommon
Please and one in the District Dourt; that it
matters of fact may be twice ascertained by
twelve men each time. We think that ex
perience has satisfied nearly Bllof our Law
yers and Judges that no appeals should be
a liowrd iu Jmy dials to the District Court.
The District Court is becoming encumbered
wiih cases, so that it has not the time to at
tend properly to one half it business. It ia
so in this County, as Judge Batks informs at.
Hence cases are taken up, and hurried a
long by one Judge only, while the others are
ouny in other matters; and wtlh little mora
satisfaction than if the Common Pleas Judgee
alone were trying them finally Thai hurry
lends to the reservation of cases not really
' important nnd difficult," but seemingly ao,
because no opportunity is given to examine
ihem. Hence our reports will become crow
ded with cases which should not be taken up;
and tho tendency of this is, to weaken the
werth nnd authority of those decisions which
The Lawyers will not more than half pre
pare an important case in the Common Pleas,
either, w hen they have the privlage of appeal.
Ihey regard tho proceedings below as a tort
We think the true sphere of tho District
Court is the correction of errors at law, or in
cases in Chancery. This Court should hava
time thoroughly to try such cases and to ao
sift them, that the ditlicr.lt ones only may go
up for report. The Common Picas should be
the Court for tho Jury, where facts may be
ascertained once for all; full lime being given
for a fair trial, and the right to a new trial
There me other reasons for this reform
expenses to bo saved, dzc, which will suggest
themselves lo practitioners. Oou column ar
Special Dispatch to the N. Y. Tribune.
WASHINGTON Sept. 4.
The Xationul Wing of tho Democracy are
greatly incetieed because of the appointment
of lizrah L Stephens, nn Abolitioeisl, and de
voted friend of Giddings, to a clerkship in the
It is rumored that Mr. Gordon, the Web
ster Whig Postmaster, of Boston, will eoon
have leave to retire lo p'ivato life.
The St. Louis Postmaster question is still
undecided. Judge Bowlin is pushing the
claia-.s of Mr. Colburn, nnti-Beuton, vigor
J he Administration is anxious to please
ihe anti-Bcntoniles, but dreads the wrath of
An heiress of wcnlth. beauty and tender
years, eloped from the Academy of Visitation
....i - : , i. ,i. n, r :
COIIIICU'.VU Willi li'U UH'CUb UV UCVIjJCWUll,
D. C, this afternoon, and was soon in the
arms of her lover. The affair created great
excitement at the Convent. Search wat
made in every direction, but in vain. The
knot matrimonial has probably bern lied ere
As Unfortunate Speculation. -The
numerous excrescenscs that have been erec
ted in the vinicnity of New York Crystal Pal
ace, fortunately for the public , have proved
. bad speculation for thoso interested in them.
The Journal ot Commerce eays:
"The grogcries and puppet shows that
sprung up with the rapidity of the prophet'a
gourd, and as plentiful as Egyptian frogs, in
the vicinity of the Crystal Palace, now present
a mournful spectacle. Public sentiment struck
them with blight and mildew. And half of tbem
have already disappeared. Building are left
in an untinisr.ea state, ana tne omntous woraa
"To Let" are conspicuously placarded. Their
owners calculated too largely upon the de
pravity of the race.
The attention of the "Rum'unt" it, invite!
to this subjoined extract from the Ohio Statm
Journal. It seems that tin immaculate
Becbe that champion of Constitutional Rights,,
is "taken d wn" very unexpectedly.
"Mr. Editor: Messrs. Beere and Yatic
held a discussion, yesterday, at Portsmouth
on the Maine law. The result it given below
in a despatch, over the signature of a respon
PoRTSMOfTK, Sept 1, 1853.
Warren Jekins, Columbus O: Diteut
ston just over. X atet exceeded me moBi
tanguine expectations! uted up hit opponent
completely. The vote, three to one tor th
Maine law. Enthusiasm over the complete.
T. H. DAYEY.
Twenty-three years ago, Professor Henry
went to Albany from the country, at a teacher.
upon a salary of tCOO a year. He was thrit
a vnung man, with very nmiieu meant ana
without family influence; but be had Industry
integrity, indomitable energy, and a retolve to
be somebody. He hat worked hit way np U
the hill of science; has now a world-wide rep
utation and ia a model man for the Imiti
tion ol the young men of this country. Vtb
will not integrity and perseverance do for
Amid there a '
Whose heart teemed charged with '
Hit eyet were bent upon ths deck I . ,
Hit step Was tad and alow '
It wat not nnrrnuited love, ' '
Nor disappointment's fruits',
rmmmem a iruiie,
with care the eheok iof 0inJ,
i ( Hit IwU, ' ; l0
He could it