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FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, AUGUST 24, 1850.
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The Prayer of the Betrothed.
A lady in the St. Louis Union, over the signa-
tnre of Inez, portrays her thoughts in the following
most beautiful verses, on the eve of her marriage:
Father, I come before Thy throne,
With low and bended knee.
To thank Thee, with a grateful tone,
For all Thy love to me.
Forgive me, if my heart this hour,
I give not all to Thee,
For deep affection's mighty power
' Divides it now with Thee.
Then knowest, Father, every thought
That wakes within my breast,
And how this heart has vainly sought,
To keep its love suppressed.
But when the idol, worshiped one,
Sits fondly by my side, "
And breathes the vows i cannot shun,
To me, his destined bride.
Forgive me, if the loving kiss, .
He leaves upon my brow.
Is thonght of in an hour like this, .
And thrills me even now.
He's chosen me to be his love
And comforter through life;
Enable me oh God to prove
A loving, faithful wife. ;
- He knows not. Father, all the deep
Affections I control
.The thousand loving thoughts that sweep '
Resistless o'er my soul.
He knows not each deep fount of love
'That gushes warm and free;
Nor can he ever, ever prove
My warm idolatry.
Then gnard him. Father round his way
Thy choicest blessings cast.
And render each successive day
Still happier than the last.
- And, Father, grant us so to live,
- That when (hit life is o'er,
.. Within the happy home you give, .
We meet to part no more.
For the Freeman.
Particular Friends To the Youth.
We engage in no pursuit, however trivial,
in early life, but what has a bearing, upon our
more advanced rears. It then becomes us to
regard attentively the performance of every
action, and especially those of a serious nature.
Among the many actions of our lives, there
are few, if any, that require greater precau
tion, or more due consideration, than the for
mation of the pleasing relation of Friendship.
Our happiness or misery, in a great measure,
depend on the choice of particular friends.
According to this choice, virtuous principles
may be imbibed, knowledge increased, the
powers of the mind expanded, and our daily
conduct improved ; or, our natural propensity
to vice may be strengthened, the mind gradu
ally weakened, and our whole deportment
rendered odious. It would therefore, be far
from acting wisely, to contract friendship in a
It is important that we consider well what
are the qualities a person must possess, in or
der to receive our confidence. Observation,
and experience, teaches us that we are prone
to imitate those we love. . We almost imper
ceptibly, imbibe the sentiments and exhibit
the character of those whose society we fre
quent. The consequences of vice, both in this
life and the future, are too awful to be treated
with indifference by any one. Our friends
should be those of knowledge and virtue.
Those from whose conversation we may derive
profit as well as pleasure. Those whose daily
conduct is such as will, if followed, give satis
faction to ourselves, and procure the esteem of
others." JVe also need friends who can give
advice in' trouble, and consolation in distress.
When brought, as we often are, into circum
stances iu which the counsels of a friend are
desirable, to have one wllo has neither knowl
edge or discernment, is extremely mortifying,
and will only, add to our grief. , .
It would likewise be best, as far as .practi
cable, to chose for our companions those who
have a mild and generous disposition. For it
is unpleasant to be exposed to continual irreg
ularities of temper. Those irregularities will,
if .they do not destroy, weaken the attach
ments of Friendship. Hawthorne.
Fremont, August 14, 1850.
Did He Die for met
' A little child sat quietly upon its mother's
lap. . Its soft blue eyes were looking earnestly
into the face that was beaming with love and
tenderness for the cherished darling. The
maternal lips were busy with a story. The
tones of the voice were low and serious, for the
tale was one of mingled joy and sadness.
Sometimes they scarcely rose above a whisper,
but the listening babe caught every sound.
The crimson deepened on its little cheek, as
the story went on increasing in interest. Tears
gathered in its earnest eyes, and a low sob
broke the stillness as its mother concluded.
A moment and the ruby lips parted, and in
tones made tremulous by eagerness, the child
'Did he die for me, mamma?'
'Yes, my child, for you for all.'
- 'May I love him always, mamma, and dear
ly too? - ----- .-
'Yes, my darling, it was to win "your love
that he left his bright and beautiful home.
'And he will love me, mamma, I know he
will. He died for me. When may I see him
in bis other home r
'When your spirit leaves the world, my dar
ling.' 'My spirit,' murmured the child.
'Yes, your spirit, that part of you which
thinks and knows and loves, if you love him
here, you will 00 to live with him in heaven.
'And I may love him here. How glad you
have made me, dear mamma.'
And the mother bowed her head and pray
ed silently and earnestly, that her babe might
love the bavior. Keeper.
A srentleman, once upon a time, entered a
small shop in which vegetables were kept for
sale and inquired of the proprietor if he had
'Onions, onions,' repeated the puzzled veget
able dealer, 'onions! -no sir, I believe not.'
After the gentlamen had left, the perplex
ed vegetable man scratched his head for a
moment, and then as if sturck with a sudden
solution of the mystery, exclaimed 'wonder
if the darned Ignorant fool did'nt rpean ittpensf
A Fearful Apparition.
TRANSLATED FROM TUG GERMAN.
In a very wild and remote region of the
Scottish Highlands, there 6tood, on a rocky
height, an old forest -
One stormy evening in harvest, its lord look
ed from his window into the darkness, and
over the well guarded gate of the castle, to
wards the opposite hills, where the tops of the
trees, still visible, rustled and waved in the
dark blue heavens. . The rivulet in the valley
sent forth a wild and strange sound, and the
creaking weather-cock clattered and brawled
as if chiding the storm.
The scene and the hour were congsnial to
the mind of the lord of the castle. He was
no longer the mild and indulgent master; his
only daughter had fled from the fortress with
a handsome youth, far inferior to her in birth,
but n sweeter singer and harp-player than any
inhabitant of the Wild Highlands; and, soon
after their night, the lover was tound clashed
to pieces at the bottom of a rocky valley ; in
to which, in the darkness of the night, he had
fallen. Thereupon the daughter, by an un
known pilgrim, sent a letter to her father, say
ing that, night having robbed her of her lov
er, her eyes were open to ber fault, that she
had retired to a convent to do the most se
vere penance, and that he would never see her
more. From this event the lord of the castle
had become almost as obdurate as the sur
rounding rocks, and as unfeeling as the stony
pavement of his fortress.
As he now looked from the window, he saw
in the yard a lantern move backward and for
wards, as if in the hands of some one who,
with tottering steps, stole across the arena.
Angrily he called out "Who goes there ?"
for his domestics had strict orders to admit
no one within the walls; and since the flight
of the young lady, these commands were rig
idly obeyed it seemed as if lifeless stone
alone dwelt therein.
To the lord of the castle there came a soft
'An old woman,' it said, 'begs some- food
But the humble demand was impetuosly
Spy vagrant witch!' were the appella
tions showered upon the beggar ; and because
she did not retire, but reiterated her petition
with a fervent though weak voice, the knight;
in the wildness of his wrath, called on his blood
hounds to hunt the beg-gar woman away.
Wildly did the ferocious dogs rush forth ; but
scarcely did tbey approach the old woman,
when she touched the strongest and fiercest
with a slender wand, lhe domestics who
had come out, expected that the savage dog
would tear herin pieces; but howling, he
turned, and the others laid themselves down,
whining, before the beggar.
Again the lord of the castle urged them on,
but they howled and moaned, and lay still.
A strange shuddering seized him, which
redoubled when the old woman raised her
lantern on high, and her long white hair ap
peared waging in the storm, while with a sad
and threatening voice, sue exclaimed
'Thou in the heavens who' seest and hearesl!'
Trembling, the knight retired from the win
dow, and ordered his people to give her what
she demanded. The domestics, frightend at
the apparition, placed some food without in a
basket, and then secured the doors, all the
while repeating prayers, until they heard the
strange old woman carry away the food. As
she stepped out of the castle gate, the hounds
moaned mysteriously after her.
t rora this time regularly every, third even'
ing, the lantern was seen in the castle yard,
and no sooner did the strange twinkling begin
to visible through the darkness, and the light
steps to be heard to totter softly over the pave
ments, than the lord of the castle hastened
back from the window, the domestics put out
the basket of food,- and the hounds moaned
sorrowfully till the appearance vanished.
One day it was now the begining 01 win
ter the knight followed the chase into the
wildest part of the mountain. Suddenly his
hounds darted up a steep height, and expect-
ing-a good capture, at the risk of imminent dan
ger, he forced his shuddering horse over the
stony, slippery ground. Before a cavern, in
the middle of the ascent the sounds stood
still ; but bow felt the knight when the figure
of a woman stepped to the mouth of the abyss,
and with a stick drove back the dogs. From
the silvery locks of the woman, as well as from
the moaning of the hounds, and his own in
ternal feelings, he soon perceived that in this
drear spot the lantern-bearer stood before him
Half frantic, he turned his horse's head.
buried his spurs in his sides, and galloped
down the steep side, accompanied by the yell
ing hounds, towards the castle.
Soon after this strange occurrence, the lan
tern was no longer seen in the court of the cas
tle. They watched one day several days
but the apparition was no longer seen.
If its first appearance had alarmed the lord
of the castle and his domestics, its disappear
ance occasioned still more.
They believed the former prognosticated
some dreadful event, which the latter betok
ened to be near. On the knight, the antici
pation had a dreadful effect; he became pale.
and bagard, and his countenance assumed
such a disturbed appearance, the inmates of
the castle were of opinion that the apparition
gave warning ot his death. It was not so.
One day, as was his custom, the - knight
rode to the chase, and in his present distrac
tion of mind, he approached, unawares that
part of the country where the old woman
with the white hair appeared to . him, . and
which he, from that time, had with great care
avoided. Again the dogs sprung to the height,
howling, and looked fearfully into the cavern
The affrighted baron in vain called them back.
They stood as if faeinated on the dreadful spot;
but on this occasion no one appeared to chase
them away. 1 hey crept into the cavern, and
from its dark bosom the knight still heard
their moanings and cries.
At last he summoned resolution, sprang
from his horse, and With determined courage,
clambered up the height Advancing into the
cavern, he beheld the hounds crouched around
a wretched mossy couch, on which the dead
body of a woman lay stretched out
On drawing near her, he recognized the
pure white hair of the formidable lantern-bear
er, lhe little horn lantern stood near by her,
on the ground, and the features were those of
his only child !
- More slowly than the faithful hounds, who,
from the beginning, had known their yourig
mistress,' did the unhappy knight become
aware of whom he saw before him ; but to dis
ipate every doubt, there lay a parchment on
the breast, of the dead body, on which, with
her own blood, her band had traced the lol
lowing words i
'In three nights the wanderer's hair became
white through grief for the death of her lover.
She saw it in the brooks. Her hair he had
often called a net, in which his life was entan
gled. Net and life were by one stroke des
troyed. She then thought of those holy ones
of the church, who in humility hnve lived un
known and despised beneath the parental roof,
and as a penance, she had besought alms
from her father's castle, and lived among the
rocks from which her lover fell. But her pen
ance draws near its end the crimson stream
fails Ah! fath ' -
She would hnve written 'father,' but the
stream was exhausted, which, with unspeaka
ble sorrow, the knight perceived had issued
from a deep wound in her left arm.
He was found by his servants near the
corpse, in silent prayer, his hounds moaning
beside him. He buried his daughter in the
cavern, from which be never afterwards came
out The unhappy hermit forced every one
from him ; his faithful dogs alone he could
not drive away ; and mournfully they watch
ed together beside their young mistress, and
beside their sorrowing lord ; and when he al
so died, their sad howlings first made it known
to the surrounding country.
An Excentric Old Bachelor.
We find in the New Orleans Picayune of
the Othmst a letter dated Woodbridge, N.
July 4th, m which we find the following
singular account of an eccentric old bache
lor: An old bachelor has lately died in this
place leaving a fortune of $80,000. What I
earn of him he must have been one of the
most eccentric old chaps that ever lived. His
clothes upon being taken off were separately
folded in papers and were never allowed the
sight of a brush, a silk handkerchief answer
ing every purpose.
bbould he be in the road and spy a wagon
in the distance, he would run for his life
for fear that a speck of dust should chance to
fly upon bim. lhe village belles have en
joyed many a laugh at him when returning
from church, to see him take to n is heels and
run at the sight of a carriage or a cloud of
dust, and although he would take no notice
of them at the time, yet they were not forgot
ten. He always endeavored to keep as clear
of the ladies as possible and particularly the
widows, whom he looked upon as something
very dreadful, and was never caught walking
in the road with one if he knew it
With all his oddities he was miserly to a
cent, and would often be seen at the store ex
changing a quarter of a dollar for 25 pennies,
thereby saving a copper on every 23. xnese
he would not take either without examining
every one to see whether it was not bad,
rusty or something else. Many of the ar
ticles he bought was by the penny's worth,
and hence his great use for that par
ticular coin. When he came to the last penny
of his bundfc it was wrapped in two pieces of
paper and laid away. '
Thus lived this curious old man, and when
be approached death's door he was as odd as
ever. He could not bear the idea of any one
seeing him or entering his room for fear that
tuey would soil bis clothes, step on his shoes
or do some other damage, and in this state he
died, "unwept, unpittied, and uncared," al
though worth a fortune of $80,000.
Aa l JiLUfJi.
Cold Water Joke.
Somewhere about here writes a southern
correspondent, lives a small farmer of such so
cial habits that his comming home intoxicated
was once no unusual thing. His wife urged him
m vain to sign the pledge. W hy you see, he
would say, 1 11 sign it after a while, but
don't like to break right off at once ; it ain't
wholesome. The best way always is to get
used to a thing by degrees you know. V ery
well, old man, his helpmate would rejoin, see
now if you don't fall into a hole one of these
days, while you can't take care of yourself, and
nobody near to take you out. bure enough
as if to verify the prophecy, a couple of days
after, returning from a glorious frolic the old
fellow reeled into bis own well, and atter
deal of useless scrambling, shouted for a light
of her eye to come and help him out JJid nt
I tell you so said the good soul, showing her
cap-trill over the edge of the parapet; you ve
got into a hole at last, and it is only lucky
that I'm in hearing, or you might have drown
ed, you old dog you! Well, she continued
after a pause, letting down the bucket take
hold. And up he came, higher at each turn
of the windlass, until the old lady's grasp
slipping from the handle, down he went to the
bottom again. This occurring more than once
made the temporary occupant of the well sue
picious. Look here, he screamed in a fury at
the last splash, you're doing that on purpose
1 know you are! Well now, 1 am, respon
ded his old woman tranquilly, while- winding
him up once more. Don't you remember
telling me its best to get used to a thing by
degrees ! I'm afraid if I was to bring you
right up on a sudden, you would'nt find
it wholesome ! The old fellow could not help
chuckling at her application of his principle,
and protested he would sign the pledge on
the instant if she would lift him fairly out
This she did, and packed him on to swear in
wet as he wns. For you see, she added, very
emphatically, if you ever fall into a well again
1 11 leave you thar 1 will unict.
the Telegraph a Life Presenter.
On New Year's Day, 1850 a catastrophe
which-it is fearful to contemplate, was avert
ed by the aid of the Xelegraph. A collision
had occured to an empty train at Gravesend
and the driver having leaped from his engine,
the engine started alone at full speed for
London. Notice was immediately given by
telegraph td Londdn and the other stations
and while the line was kept clear, an engine
and other arrangements were prepared as
buttress'to receive the runaway. The super
intendent of railway also started down the
line on an engine; and parsing the runaway
he reversed his engine and had it transferred
at the next crossing to the upline, so as to be
in the rear of the fugitive; he then started in
chase, and dn overtaking the other he ran into
it at speed, and the driver of the engine took
possession of the fugitive, all danger vvas at
an end. Twelve stations were passea in saieiy
it passed Woolwich at fifteen miles an .hour
it was within a cotlple of- .miles of London
when it was arrested. Had its approach been
unknown; the mere money value of the dam
age it would have caused might have equaled
the cost ol the whole line 01 teiegrapti.
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Look not upon "the wine: " ' ,
All sorts of Paragraphs.
The first electric telegraph wa3 a woman's
heart. Ever since the days of Adam she has
extended her'influence from pole to pole. ' Men
have been forced to allow her all degrees of
latitude ; and for longitude, females must even
speak for themselves, as chronometers vary.
It is remored that the greatest curiosity of
the age has been received at W ood s Museum.
It is the gun with which the question is pop
ped. Probably a large supply will soon be
made for the use of bashful young men.
"A lawyer," said Lord Brougham, in a face-
tions mood, "is a learned man who rescues
your estate from your enemies and keeps it
When you invite a lady to a concert, and
she invites four others to accompany her don't
grumble; for that would show you think too
much of a good thing is worse than none at all.
India rubber pies are now used at public
tables, because they can be stretched to the
size of the company.
The Trumbull Democrat says the "man who
has no time to read," was seen in that place,
last week, at the circus, drunk! Very likely.
Com. Jones, who distinguished himself in
the war of 1812, as commander of the Wasp,
died in Philadelphia, on Saturday, last -
The Albany Express has the following ad
vertisement: "Wanted, an able-bodied Irish
man to hold my wife's tongue she and I both
being unable to keep it quiet"
The postage lost by dead letters at the New
York post-office, for the last 5 years, amounts
to over half a million of dollars."
The corner-stone of Grace church was laid
in Baltimore, July 20th, and the valuable mat
ter deposited within it was stolen a few nights
When a girl refuses you, assume a philosoph-
cal air, and tell her you are glad of it you
only made the proposal to win two bottles of
champagne and an oyster supper you bad bet
with a triend who thought you had not spunk
enough to talk of matrimony to a termigant
lhem s urn.
"Vonce, a long vile; ago, I vent intos mine
able orchard to clime a bear tree to get some
beaches to make uiine vrow a blum pudding
mit and ven I gets to de tobermost branch, 1
vails from de lowerest limb, rait von leg on
both sides ob de fence an likes to sthove my
Medicine will never remedy bad habits. It
is utterly futile to think of living in gluttony,
intemperance and every excess, and keeping
the body in health by medicine, .'
When Haddix's wife kicked hinvout of bed
said he,- "See here, now! you'd better not do
that again. If you do, it will cause coolness!
Like a bell that's rung for fire; like a care
less auction crier ; like, oftimes, a graceless
liar, mischief-making tattlers go ; stopping you
with quaking fear, whispering as you lend an
ear "Mercy on us, did you hear 7 JSctsy
Bean has got a beau!"
The first creature of God in the work of
His days, was the light of sense; the last was
the light of reason.
Littlefield, the principal witness in the Park-
man case, it is said has been offered $5,000 to
travel six months with the wax figures of Park
man and Webster.
The Cincinnati Commercial estimates the
present wheat crop at 25,000,000 bushels.. It
was but 10,000,000 last year. being a very
The whole force of the troops in Ireland at
present, amounts to 26,000.
It is rumored that Prof. Webster is about
making another confession, which will be kept
from the public eye till after his execution.
In Brown county, Indiana, there are said to
be several hundred men digging gold, averag
ing from 3 to 58 per day.
"The British empire, sir" exclaimed a John
Bull to Jonathan, "is one on which the sun
never sets." . "And one," replied Jonathan,
"in which the tax-gatherer never goes to bed,
"Mr. Smith, the hogs are getting into your
corn-field!" "Never mind, Billy, 1 m sleepy
corn won't hurt 'em." Decidedly cool, that
The Cleveland Herald estimates the value
of wool which will be shipped from that port
thisyear at $1,250,000. - . .
There is now a strong probability that the
statue of Ualhoun will be recovered.
Matrimony is a circus, Many noble crea
tures enter it, run round and kick up fine dust
buthow few get properly trained and broketoit
A chaplain at a state prison, was- asked by
a friend, how his paritioners were 7 .
'All under conviction," was the reply.
Dick Greely courted a girl by the name of
Pond. Having a quarrel with ber one day,
he went off declaring that he was not foiid of
pouts although he had a rond full of cm.
The white lead manufactory of Conklin
Wood & Co., Cincinnati; turns out 1500 twen
ty-five pound kegs per week.
Wheat is said to be cheaper in England this
season than it has been before in one hun
dred and fifty years.
Tn Salem. Muss., latelv a bdv 13 vears old
ascended a bare flag stalf 150 feet high, with
no other assistance but his hands and feet
Henry Wood, 75 years old, having just come
out of the state prison in Massachusetts, was
sentenced td a second term last week. He
has spent 47 years of his life in prison.
Nine splendid churches are now in course
of construction in Cincinnati;
fix-Governor Bebb has removed with his
family to Illinois, where he has purchased a
large tract oflandoetwecntJoicago anduaiena.
There is a peg factory at Meridelh, New
Hampshire, which during the last year turned
out 14,000 pushels ot pegs, liather peggy.
The editor of the Boston Post has got a da
gtlerreotype likeness of the girl that Barney
whs asked to let alone.
A dandy black entered a book stdre; and
with a very consequential air, inquired:
"Hab yoU a few quires of letter paper of
the very best idr a gentleman to write lub let
ters on?" - - '. , . - .
"Yes," "was the reply, "how many will you
have?" : . - . .
"I 'sposc," said he, "my stay nt the springs
will be about two or three weeks." - Gib me
'notigh quires to write four letters."
Early Day of Silas Wright.
A friend who was an old acquaintance of
the late Hon. Silas Wright, related to us an
anecdote of that distinguished man, which he
received from his own lips, and as we have
never seen in print, (although it may have
been,) we give it to our readurs:
Mr. Wright left his home at an early age,
to "seek his fortune," having by way of earthly
possessions, a fine horse, saddle and bridle, a
pair of saddle-bags, a small stock of clothing,
and $500 in money, which was in bills, and
was deposited in bis saddle-bags. He took a
westward course, and in traveling one day he
overtook a man with a wagon and furniture,
with an old span of horses, apparently emigra
ting. There was nothing particularly attract
ive at first view, in the person or equipage,
but on closer inspection, Mr. Wright discover
ed the daughter of the emigrant, a most beau
tiful young ladj', evidently refined and intelli
gent They journeyed on toward Geneva,
chatting cosily together, when suddenly the
old gentloman recollected that he wished to
get his money changed at the Geneva Bank,
and to enable him to reach that place before
the close of Bank hours, he proposed that
young Wright should take his seat beside the
beautiful daughter, and allow him to mount
Wright's horse and hasten forward. Ardent,
and half smitten by the charms of the young
lady, Silas gladly accepted the proposition, and
leaping from his horse allowed the old man to
mount and make off with all his earthly pos
sessions, money inclusive, without a second
thought. , -
"Rapidly the hours of Tbalaba went by,
while these two young and gifted beings pur
sued their course (quite leisurely, it may be
surmised) towards their journey's destination.
On arriving at Geneva, Mr. W right drove to
the principal tavern, left the . lady, but then
for the first time a shade of anxiety crossed his
mind for the safety of his fine horse and mon
ey. He went to all the public bouses, but
could hear of no such man as he described;
he beat up to the quarters of the cashier of
the bank, and learned to bis additional con
cern, that such a man had called at the bank
and endeavored to get some money changed,
which he had declined doing, as the notes
were counterfeit! Our future statesman then
came to the conclusion that he had made
crooked start in life. About fifty dollars worth
of old furniture, a dilapidated wagon, nnd a
span of worn-out horses, for a new wardrobe,
hue horse, and five hundred dollars'. - Aye,
but then there was the pretty daughter -but
her he could not keep as personal property,
without her consent, and without money be
hardly wanted a wife, tie was at his wits end,
and had just concluded to make the best of a
bad bargain, when the old man made his ap
pearance, with horse and money, all safe. It
turned out that the money which the cashier
bad thought to be counterfeit was not so, and
the mistake bad given the old man the troub
le to go to some distance, to find an acquaint
ance, who might vouch for his respectability
in case of trouble, and this occasioned his mys
terious absence. In the sequel, the beautiful
daughter became afterwards the wife of the
future statesman. " Detroit Advertiser.
; ' Think Again.
'O mother, I wish you would whip Edward
he struck me in the face with his hoop stick!'
cried little -Emma, as she came running home
from school, with .the blood gushing from her
'Why, Edwin,' exclaimed the mother, 'how
came you to hurt your sister so badly ; ' You
surely could not have done it intentionally.'
Mno, Mother, bister knows it was an acci
dent She came running in my way, when I
was driving my hoop, and the stick struck her,
I did not
'Come to me, Emma, and let me wash-the
blood from your face; then I will punish your
brother if you wish me to. bhall Ido so".
Yes mother. He is a careless naughty
boy.' - ' :.
'But think again, Emma. You may be sor
ry after it is done. 1 ou are satisfied that
was an accident, and thnt you were as much
to blame as your brother. . You were both
careless, and that was the way the accident
oecurred. " If I punish him, I shall hurt him
more than he did you.. Would it do you any
good to see him cry ? Would it make your
face feel any better to know that he was suf
fering pain? Think again, I will do just as
you wish. Shall I punish him !'
'No, no, mother,' 'said Emma, quickly, and
the tears fell faster than before. ; 'I know he
did not mean to hurt me. .
'Then go and kiss him, and tell him you for
give him for his carelessness: and ask him to
forgive you, for your anger toward him.'
It was a sweet sight to see the loving chil
dren locked in each other's arm's kissing away
each other's tears! . -
Little ehildren; Never do or say any thing
in anger; but think again, and you will always
find the second thought is the wisest
Never tell a whole lie, or a half a lie, or a
quarter of a lie, or any part of a he. Many
boys who know well enough what a sneaking,
mean thing it is to lie, yet will twist the truth,
or deceive a little bit This is about as bad
as a plump falsehood. If a boy' does some
thing wrong, either through ignorance, care
lessness, or accident, nnd then tells one half
truth, and" one half lie about it, he might al
most as well have told the whole untrue.
Now see how the spirited, manly, true-hearted,
clear-tongued boy will do, after an error. He
resolutely determines to acknowledge it, with
out being afraid of any body's anger tell it
just as it was. " I never in my life knew any
one to be injured by telling the truth in this
way, but I have seen many a boy, and man
too, who were looked upon with contempt,
and thought poorly of, because they would tell
sneaking lies, or half lies, or quarter lies. " The
worst of untruths those which are deliber
ately made up, stories about people; or little
stories magnified into big ones prove the tel
ler of them to be a most worthless, Impure,
and moan person. The liar is indeed despica
ble both to God and good rrleh. On the oth
er hand nothing is more beautiful than a
strictly truth-telling person one who -never
varies frorti the truth, who is open, candid,
and above deceit To become so, a boy should
strive hard, should determine to become so,
and he will become so. Besides, ft is so ettsy
always to teil the truth, and so very hard to
arrange a very plausible untruth, hlch will
even then, In all likelihood be found out, nine
times Out of ten. . " '
. " v ; ; - -
Never say I cftn't: 111 try, is the word.
A Comedian in Quandary.
Mr. Logan and bis talented daughter. Miss "
Eliza, are ruralizing at Niagara Falls, and the
following laughable incident was related to us
yesterday, by a friend just returned from the
great cataract : ,
Miss Logan was to commence a short ca
gngement at the Buffalo theatre on the 5th .
inst., and herself and father having a few days
to spare, resolved to spend them at Niagara, -leaving
the principal part of their baggage at
Buffalo. ' They selected the Clifton House on
the Canada side, for their sojourn and the oth
er morning a negro boy, who announced lum-
seit as ine wasnerwomnn, emersu uwynu
room before h rose, and said he had been .
sent for "the washing." "Take them," said
Logan, scarce awake." The boy did take them
and departed; The gong sounded, nnd the
Comedian rose to prepare for breakfast
Now, a cheerful, happy jovial man is Logan.
His health was exuberant the pleasant sound
of the "Horse Shoe Fall" was greeting his
ears with its matin hymn, and he whistled an
Italian air, as he proceeded with his toilet -
Suddenly however, he became aware that an
essential article of his costume was missing. -He
searched the room carelessly' at first, but
his uneasiness grew painful when be discov
ered that the negro had taken away his pant
aloons with the rest of his clothes and he
had brought no other garment of theike kind
wun mm. ixgan is not, we oeneve, a nerv
ous man, but it was said tne manner 111 whicii .
he tugged at bis bell rope, proved him to be a- ,
man of nerve.
'Where's that wash boy ?' said be ts the
servant - y ' ''"'
'Wash boy! He's gone sir, long ago with. "
'Where does he live ?'
Don't know sir. He comes here for the
gentlemen's clothes, and briDgs 'em back.. ,
'Bend the land-lord.'
Logan sat on his bedside, and thus solilo
quized : An engagement with J the ar
tist, to go down into the 'Cave ot the winds,
at eleven to ride with Mrs. S s parly to
Lundy's Lane at one to meet Judge M
and friends on suspension bridge at three, m
order to dine with them at the Cataract
House at 4 glorious day no sun cloudy I
hope, (here he attempted to look out of his
window, but it opened on the balcony, where
ladies were walking, and he shrunk back)
'a drive round Goat Island after dinner this
too, my last day at the Falls and notrowsers!'
Hre. Shears, the crentlemanlv landlord, en
tered. ' 'Shears, can you lend me a pair of
your pantaloons?" -
(Jertamly,' said the polite host, smiling at
the absurdity of the request, ns he is a lighter
man than Foote, of the Senate, and Logan a
larger man than any in that dignified body. ;
'Certainly, Mr. Logan, any two pairs of mine
are at your service.' - . .
' "'But can none of yonr""boarders? I saw
an enormous John Bull looking man at dinner
yesterday ; he must have a second pair,; I
could get them taken in behind.' " :
'He left last night' : . -
'Are there no ready-made clothes stores
about here ?'
'We, have no stores about here, except those
forfcthe sale of Indian curiosities.
. 'Well,' said Logan with asigb, if they were
to exhibit me as a curiosity at present they'd
drive a thriving trade.' ' ' -
By this lime, the commedian had got on his
long boots, and had buttoned ; his frock coat
over his breast but still there was an unseem-
inrrltr snam tiattvonn th lfttllAr nnrl t.ll I1? nt ll
r V "i"---- ... ... - - - ' "
This appearance of things suggested an idea
to the landlord. 'I have it, Mr. Logan your
first appointment to day is to go under the
Fall. You know people on such occasions
wear a long India rubber overcoat to'protect
them from the spray. I will send down for
one that shall reach your' heels, andyou ean
put 11 on nere, insieaa 01 i tne stairs, get in
to a coach, and hone will discover the absence
of your nether garment' -. : -."'
'But I have to meet ladies, and dine on the
American side. How can I?'
'Keep on your India rubber coat decline
Lundy's Lane, nnd, insist on their accompany
ing you to the Cave of the Winds.' ' - '
These plans were carried out, and ouriiK
formant, who was one of - the first -party, and
to whom the actor related the story, with all
that natural and rich humor for ' which he is
r-. famnno Aanlaroa rtA Tio-fir vritnRfrl nnl".
thing so laughable, as the manner In which
Logan tried to persuade the ladies that not
motley, as Shakspeare has it but that India-'
rubber was the only wear. " " . ' " L.
When the horse-train arrived- from Belview
as they call the half dozen shanties about the
bridge, our hero shot into the hotel, -and was
not seen again until the party was smmoned
to dinner, and there he.was seen already seat
ed at the table. 'I got in first,' said he to our
informant, 'that I might get off this suffocating
Inia-rubber abomination. As long as I can
keep my legs under the table, it will be all
right' , And it' was all right, until" some one
in a toast alluded to the drama, mentioning
the Comedian as the head of the Western.,
Srjim Thi. nf rmirse. hronaht Locran on his
legs to make a speech, but unhappily," the
.-.,... i 1. 1 1 U -i 1-r.ri.l.flr.H tf tlma Ipnrs nne ?!"
I . . 1 1 l.; 1 ... n . ri 1 . 1 1 nawKKnv nr.l tUm .
covery brought things to a crisis. ; The scene
that followed cannot be described, -but will
never be forgotten by those present - -'
- Cin, Com,- -
KLtti ItufiFORB tHE Piopti. That Judge
Wood refuses to meet Judge Johnston on the
stump to discuss the issues presented by -thp
different parties. ; ' ; - "
Jieep it before the JPeopfathai Jhdge
.. 1 I I 1 - - " J "
pledged to carry out the hard money doctrine
in its worst lorrn. . . :
Keep if btfort the " Wbcd Chnppers.''
That the locofocos oppose Judge" Johnston
because he was in his younger days it "wood
chopper.! . . .. .' . .
Keep it before ilte People. That the locos
despise Judge Johnston because he obtained
thesj-tldlment of a common school education
by the light of hemlilck bark- - ... - . r
Whif-i. Hemembcr.-r-That Otir bpponents
afeTRwJ in the field, and that every effort will
he made by tlidrh -to defeat you at the coming
October election. - - . v- :
Whigs Jtemtember. That it is of the
greatest Importance that you haVe a teajoritj
la the next legislature as there is to be i-.tt
S. Senator to elect v : - -..
Whigs Jiemember. That these locofofcd
presse lire enueiivuriij; iu.uiu uieiuuure m
forming a Stale Constitution off their shoul
ders; on to that of the Vbtgs, notwithstand
ing theti (the lotos) had a majority of sotB8
22 in the Convention.- London Sentinel,