Newspaper Page Text
J 111 JJ.fi. JU
FREMONT. SANDUSKY COUNTY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1850.
ii f r
: J. S. FOE EE, Editor and Publisher.
r The Fucra, ! a-nblishad every Saturday mora-
. if Office In Bnckland'a Brick Building third;
-aiory; remoni, sauauaay countv, unto.
. - ' -TERMS . .
Single matleubecribera, per year, $150
' Cluba of lea and apwarda, to one address .- J 37 J
Clubeof fifteen - . 1 25
Tewn auWribera will be charged 5! 75. The dif
". fereacein thetarme between the price en papere
lelind in tana and thoae aent by mail, ia occa
sioned oy the expenee of carrying.
When the money ia not paid in advance, aa above
. apeeined. Two Dollar will be charred if paid with
in the year, if not paid nnti) -after the eapiration of
1 e.he year, Two Dollar and filtr centawill be charg
,' d. Thcs terma will be strictly adhered to.
How to Stop a Papcr. Firet eee that yoo hare
paid for it np to the time von wiah it to atop: notify
the Poet Master of yonr dreire, and ark him to
. ttfy the publisher, ntider hia frank, (aa he ia author
' ixed to do) of your wih to disconiiune. '
J" RATES OF ADVERTISING." ,
'Oaeiquare 131inea first ineerlion ....... $0 50
.. Do. each additional inerrtion, ...... . 25
Do ... Three montba...... ....900
- 1 Do Si montha. ............. .... 3 50
'- " Do ' 1 One year.................... 5 00
Two aqaareeSix month 600
- Do . Oua Tear 10 00
vHalf eolnmn One year... .......... ........ 18 00
One column One year... 30 00
. - FREMONT FREEMAN
p, JOB PHINTIJVO OFFICE
t V We are now prepared to sxreute to order, in a
iteat and eapeditions manner, and upon the fairest
terms; almost all descriptions of
JOB PRINTING; :
' SUCH AS ' ,
- Bosikkss Camm, -1
' Show Bills,
- LawTmas Blares,
Bills or Lauiiig,
Hills, - ' ,
Bak Chicks, ,
Ball Tics its, ktc., itc.
Wm aninld ssv to those of oar friend who are in
want of anch work, you need not go abroad to get
4 done, whoa it can be dona just aa goad at home.
SONS OF TEMPERANCE,
Four Btkpbcrsoii Divisios. No. 432. Staled
nesting, every Tuesday evening at the Division
Room ia tha eld Northern Exchange.-
, I. O. O..F.
f' Cnoon LoDor, No. 77, meet t Oie Odd Fel
Iowa' Hall, ia Buekland's Brick Building, every
Saturday evening.. ' . .- - '
v ROBERTS, HUBBARD- & CO., ,r
..: - " .,,' 7. ASOFACTOnitBS OP. .
Copper, Tin, and Sheet-Iron Ware,
Stores, Wool, Hides, Sheep-pelts, Rags,
' "Old Copper, Old Stoves, &r4 &c I
juq, au. 8OBT8 or gshcisb takkex kotionb
Peaae'aTBrick Block, BTo. 1 .
- - - - FREMONT, OHIO. 32
" STEPHE3I BTJCKIiAHTB & CO., .
, i DIALBR3 IS
; Dnijs, Medlclaes, Faints, Dye-StiiUS,
Books, Statlonaay, Sect
-w " FREMONT, OHIO. 4 j
, EDWARD F. PICKIKSOX,
"Attprney and Connscllor at lOawt
T" !'7 ' FREMONT, OHIO. : ' 5 ' -
Office One door sooth of A'. B. Tavlor ere. np
.ta.m. . . . An. 31. 1858.
ICALl'II P. BCCKlAjrOj , ,
. AttoraeT and Coansellor at Uw,
And Solicitor in Chaneerv. will attend to rofea-
'lonal bnsiueaain Sandusky and adjoining counties.
. - Office Seaosd story of Buekland'a Block.
I . . FREMONT, OHIO.
JOHN Ijw GBKEiVE, : - r
: ATTORNEY AT LAW;
And Proaecutin Altnrney.for Sanduky county,
- will attend to all profrarional hnsiness eutrnsted to
hi earn, with promptness and ndemy;
Office In the second story of Bocklaod's Block.
- - FKEMONT, OB 10. )
r Attornev and ConBeUer at tw,
. .. And Solicitor in Chancery, will carefully attend
- 40 all nrofesaioaal business left in his charge. H
. wilt also attend to the collection of claims &c, ia
X this and adjoining counties. -
, Office Second story Bocklaod's Block.
? " FREMOMT. OHIO.
, , ,.B. J. BAUTLETT,
Attornejand Counsellor at Law,
' W ill give his undivided attention to professional
"jtusineasin Sandusky and the adjoining counties.
Office Over Oppeuheimers Store.
, " '. ' FREMONT, OHIO. 1
., k-: UR, II DANA,
- PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
TENDERS his professional services ta the citi
zen of Fremont and adjacent country.
Office On door north of E. Leppelman'a Jew
elry Store, where he will cheerfully attend to any
' calls, except when absent on professional duty.
June 24, 1850. - - v. - - -
MjA Q,. BAWSO.Vi
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
: 1 Office North aide of the Turnpike, nearly oppo-
ails the Post Office.
- FREMONT, OHIO. 14
.PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Respectfully tenders bis professional services te
ths eitissaa ot t remont and vicinity.
' Office One door north of E. N. Cook's Store.
flstaal Fire Insurance Company.
U. P. BVCKLAWD, Agent: -
: FREMONT, OHIO.
POST OFFICE HOURS
' The regular Post Office hoars, until farther no
ate will be as follows -
Front 7 to 1 9 A . M . and from I to 8 P. M .
. . Sandaysfrora 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 P M.
- - W.M. STARK, P. M.
". Farms to Iet! ,
OEVERAL FARMS.nearFr-mont, and conie-
- O niont to ths Tornpihe, Br TO REHT. rj
80ms of these hsve Eirhly to Ninety acres clear
sd thereon, with oomfrthle Hnasea. Barns Sec.
-f ... Enquire of , SAML. CRO WELL,
J . General Land Agent.
' Mushalunge, March 9, 1950-51-5
' '. 1. F. & F. V1NDERC00K:
. MERCHANTS AND DEALERS
In all kinds of Produce;
v. At the Old Stand
EtMinerly occupied by Dickenson fe V. Doren.
r. Peeember 13. M s - ;i
'fTpilE choicest Liquors snd Wines for Medicinal
JL and Mechanical purpose for sale at t - - .
A Swarm of Bee worUThaviiig.
B patient, B prayerful, B humble, B mild, '
B wise aa a Solon, B meek a a child;
B tudious, B thoughtful, B loving, B kind;
B aare yon make matter obervient to mind;
B cautious, B prudent, B trustful B true,
B courteous to all men, B Irieudly with few,
h temperate in argument, pleasure and wine,
B careful of conduct, of money, of time.
B cheerful, B grateful, B hopeful, B firm,
B peaceful, benevolent, willing to learn,
B conrageone, B gentle, B liberal, B juat,
B aspiring, B humble, becanae thou art dust.
B penitent, circumspect, sound in the faith,
B active, devoted, B faithful till death; .
B houeat, B holy, transparent and pore;
B dependent, B Christ-like and you'll B secure.
Too Good Credit.
BT T. 8. ARTHUR.
"Let me show you one of the cheapest piec
es of clotb I have seen for six months,' said a
smiling storekeeper to a young married man,
whose income from a clerkship was . in the
neighborhood of seven hundred dollars.
- 'Don't trouble yourself, Mr. Edwards,' re
plied the customer. The silk and buttons are
all I want.' - .?
Oh no trouble at all, Mr. Jacobs no trou
ble at all It is a pleasure for me to show my
goods," said the storekeeper, drawing from a
shelf the piece of cloth he had mentioned, and
throwing it upon the counter.- 'There,' he
added, aa be unfolded the- glossy broad cloth,
and supped bis hand upon it self complacent
ly, there is something worth looking at, and
it's cheap as dirt Only four dollars a yard,
hod worth six, every cent of it I bought it at
auction yesterday, at a Great bargain.'
It's cheap enough certainly,' remarked Ja
cobs, half indifferently, as he bent down to in
spect the cloth ; 'but I've no money to spare
lustnow.' - -
'Don t want any money,' replied Jidwards.
'At least not from such men as you.'
Jacobs looked up into the man's face in some
doubt as to his meaning. ' '
'Your credit is good,' said Edwards, smiling.
Credit! I've no credit .1 never asked a
man to trust me in my life,' returned the cus
'I'll trust you to half that is in my store,'
was answered. ' '
Thank you said Jacobs, feeling a little flat
tered bv a compliment like this. 'But I've no
wants in the dry goods line to that extent.
A skein of silk and a dozen of buttons for my
wife, are all that I require at present'
'You want a new coat,' replied the persever
ins storekeeper, and laid his' hand upon the
sleeve of Jacobs' coat and examined it closely
'This one is getting rusty and threadbare. A
man like you should have some regard to his
appearance. Lt roe see. 1 wo yaras 01 mis
beautiful cloth will cost but eight dollars, and
I wont send in your bill for six months, tight
dollars for a fine broadcloth coat! Think of
that ! Bargains of this kind don't grow on ev
W bile t,a wards talked thus, he was display
ing the goods he wished to sell Hi a way to
let the rich clossv surface catch the best points
of light, and his quick eyes soon told him that
his customer was becoming tempted.
I'll cut you off a coat pattern,' said he, tak
ing up his yard stick, 1 know you want it
Lion t liesiUite about the matter.'
Jacobs did not say 'nn.' although the word
was on his tongue. While h yet hesitated,
the coat pattern was measured off and sever
ed from the piece. , .
There it is,' came in a satisfied, half tri
umphant tone from the store keeper's lips.
'And the greatest bargain you ever had.
You will want trimmings, of course.' .
As he spoke, he turned to the shelves for
pading, linings, silk, Sic, and while Jacobs, half
bewildered, stood looking on, cut from one piece
and another, until the coat tnmings were all
nicely laid out This done Mr. Edwards faced
his customer agam. rubbing Ins hands from
an internal feeling of delight, and said
'xou must have a handsome vest to go wun
this, of course.'
.'My vest is a little shabby,' remarked Ja
cobs, as he glanced downward at a garment
which had seen pretty fair service.
If that's the best one you have it will never
do to go with a new coat,' said Edwards, in a
decided tone. 'Let me show you a beautitul
piece of black satin.' . . ..
And so the storekeeper went on tempting
his customer, until be sold him a vest and pant
aloons in addition to the coat After that, he
found no difficulty in selling him a silk dress
for bis wife. Having indulged himselt with
an entire new suit, he could not, upon reflec
tion, think of passing by his wife, who had
been wishing for a new silk dress for more
than six months .
Cant you think of anything else? enquir
ed Edwards. 'I shall be happy to supply
whatever you want in my line.
'Nothing more, I believe, answered Jacobs,
whose bill was already thirty-five dollars; and
he had yei to pav for making bis coat, panta
loons and vest
'But you will want various articles of dry
goods. In a family there is something called
for every day. Tell Mrs. Jacobs to send down
for whatever she may need. Never mind
about the money.- Your credit is good with
me for any amount'
When Mr. Jacobs' went home and told his
wife of what he had done, she, unreflecting
woman was delighted.
'I wish you had taken a piece of muslin,'
said she. 'We want sheets and pillow cases
'You can get a piece,' replied Jacobs. 'We
won't have to pay for it now. Edwards will
send the bill at the end of six months, and it
will be easy enough to pay it then.'.
?Oh yes, easy enough,' responded the wife ;
So a piece of muslin was procured on the
credit account But, things did not stop here.
A credit account is too often like a breach in
a canal; the stream is small at first, but soon
increases to a ruinous current Now that want
had found a supply source, want became more
clamorous than before. Scarcely a day pass
ed that Mr. or Mrs. Jacobs did not order some
thing from the store, not dreaming, simple
souls! that an alarmingly heavy debt was ac
cumulating against them.
As to the income of Mr. Jacobs, it was not
large. He was, as has been intimated, a clerk
in a wholesale store, and received a salary of
seven hundred dollars a year. . His family con
sisted of a wife and three children, and he
had found it necessasv to be prudent in all his
expenditures, In order to make both ends meet
Somewhat independent m bis, feelings, he bad
neve asked credit of any one with whom he
dealt Snd, no one offering it, previous to the
tempting inducement held out by Edwards,
be had regulated his out goes by his actual
income. By this means he had managed to
keep even with the world, though not to gain
any advantage on the side of fortune. Let us
see if his 'good credit' has been of any real
benefit to him.
It was so very pleasant to have things com
fortable or for a little display, without feeling
that the indulgence drained the purse too
heavily. And a weak vanity on the part of
T , . . -r- 1 a ... f
jacoos, was gratinea oy me nattering opinion
of his honesty entertained by Edwards, the
storekeeper. His 'credit was good,' and he
was proud of the fact : But the day of recon
ing was approaching, and at last it came.
Notwithstanding the credit at the dry goods
store, there was no more money in the young
clerk's purse at the end of six months than at
the beginning. The cash that would have
gone fur clothing, when necessity called for
additions to the family wardrobe, had been
spent for things, the purchase of which would
have been omitted, but for the fact that the
dollars were in the purse instead of -in the
store keeper's hands, and tempted needless
As the end of the six months' credit period
approached, the mind of Jacobs began to rest
upon the dry goods dealer's bill, and to be
disturbed by a feeling of anxiety. As to the
amount of this bill, he was in some uncertain
ty ; but he thought that it could not be less
than forty dollars. . That was a large sum for
him to owe, particularly as he had nothing
ahead, and his current expenses were fully up
to his income. It was now, for the first time
in his life, that Jacobs felt the nightmare
pressure of debt and it seemed, at times, as if
it would almost suffocate him.
One evening he came home, feeling more
sober than usual. He had thought of little
else all day besides his bill at the store. On
meeting his wife b saw that something was
'What nils vou, Jane ?' said he kindly.
'Are vou sick?
'No,' was the simple reply. But her eyes
drooped as she rtade it, and her husband saw
that her lips slightly quivered.
'Something is wrong, Jane,' said the hus
band. Tears stole to the wife's cheeks from be
neath her half closed lids the bosom labored
with the weight of some pressure.
'Tell me jane,' urged Jacobs, 'if any thing
is ' wrong. Your manner alarms me. ' Are
any of the children sick ?'
'Oh, no, no. Nothing of that,'- was quickly
answered. 'But -but-Mr. Edwards has sent
in his bill.
'That was to be expected, of course, said
Jacobs, with forced calmness. The credit was
for only six months. But, how much is the
His voice was unsteady as he asked the
'A hundred and twenty dollars.' ' And poor
Mrs. Jacobs burst into.tears.
Impossible!' exclaimed the startled bus-
band. 'Impossible 7 1 here is some mistake.
A hundred and twenty dollars! Hever!
Jacobs sat for some moments with his eyes
upon the floor. He was thinking rapidly.
'80 much ' for a good credit,' he said, at
length, taking a long breath. 'What a tool 1
have been 1 . That cunning fellow, Edwards
has gone to the winward of me completely.
He knew that if he got me on his boeks, he
would secure three dollars to one of my raon-
ev, beyond what he would get on the cash
down system. One hundred and twenty dol
lars in six months! Ah, me! . Are we hap
pier, now, for the extra dry goods we have
procured? Not a whit! Our bodies have
been a little better clothed, and our love of
displav gratified to some extent But has all
that wrought a compensation for the pain of
this day of reckoning 7'
Poor Mrs. Jacobs was silent Sadly was
she repenting of her part in the folly they bad
Tea time came, but neither husband nor
wife could do much more than taste food.
That bill for a hundred and twenty dollars
had taken away their, appetites. 1 he night
that followed brought to neither of them a very
refreshing slumber and in- the morning they
awoke sober minded, and little inclined for con
versation. But. one thought was in the mind
of Jacobs the. bill of Edwards; and one feel
ing in the mind of his wife self-reproach for
her part in the work of embarrassment
What will you do? said Mrs. Jacobs, in a
voice that was unsteady, looking into her hus
band's face with glittering eyes, as she laid
her hand upon his arm, causing him to pause
as he was about leaving the house. '
'I'm sure I don't know,' replied the voung
man, gloomily. ' 'I shall have to see Edwards,
1 suppose, and ask him to wait tsut, l m sure
I d rather take a horse whipping, uood cred
it! He 11- sitfg a different song now.'
For a moment or two longer the husband
and wife stood looking at each other. Then,
as each sighed heavily, the former turned
away and left the house. His road to business
was past the store of Mr. Edwards, but he
now avoided the ttreetin which he lived, and
went a whole block out of his way to do so.
How ami to pay this bill? murmured the
unhappy Jacobs, pausing in bis work for the
twentieth time, as he sat at his desk, and gave
his mind up to troubled thoughts.
Just at this moment the senior partner in
the establishment came np and stood beside
Well, my young friend,, said he, kindly,
'how are you getting along ?
Jacobs tried to smile and look cheerful as
fretty well, sir." But bis voice had in it a
touch of despondency.
Let me see,' remarked the employer atter
a pause: 'your regular year is up to-day, is it
Yes, sir,' replied Jacobs, his heart sinking
more heavily in his bosom, for, the question
suggested a discharge from his place busi
ness having been dull tor some time.
'I was looking at your account yesterday,
resumed the employer, 'and find that it is
drawn up close. Have you nothing ahead V
'JNot a dollar, I am sorry to say, returned
Jacobs. 'Living is expensive ; and I have five
mouths to feed.'
That being the case,' said the emplover,
as you have been faithful to us, and your servi
ces are valuable, we must add some thing to
your salary. You now receive seven hundred
We will call it eight hundred and fifty dol
A sudden light flashed into the face of the
unhappy clerk ; seeing which, the employer,
already blessed in blessing another, added
'And it shall be for the last year as well as
for the coming. I will fill out a check for a
hundred and fifty dollars, as the balance due
you up to this day.' " -. - -
The feelings of Jacobs were too much agi
tated for him to trust himself with oral thanks
as he received the check, which the employer
immediately filled up; but his countenance
fully expressed his grateful emotions.
A little while afterwards, the young man
entered the store of Edwards, who met him
with a smiling face.
'I have come to settle your bill,' said young
You needn't have troubled yourself about
that' replied the storekeeper, 'ihough money
is always acceptable.'
- The money was paid and the bill receipted,
when Edwards, rubbing his hands, an action
peculiar to him when in a happy frame of mind
And now what shall I show you ?
'Nothing,' was the young man's grave reply-
J " ' " ' ' '
Nothing 1 Don't say that,' replied Edwards.
'I have just got in a beautiful lot of spring
I have no money to spare,' answered Ja
cobs. That's of no consequence. Your credit is
good for any amount'
'A world too good, I find,' said Jacobs, begin
ning to button up his coat with the air of a
man who has lost his pocket book, and feels
disposed to look well that his purse doesn't
follow in the same unprofitable direction.
How so? What do you mean?' asked the
My good credit has got one hundred and
twenty dollars out of my pocket,' replied Ja
cobs. 'I don't understand you,' said Edwards, look
'Its a plain case very,' answered Jacobs.
This credit account at your store has induced
myself and wife to purchase twice as many
goods as we would otherwise have bought
That has tiken sixty dollars out of my pocket;
and sixty dollars more have been spent under
temptation, because it was in the purse instead
of being paid out for goods credited to us on
your books. Now do you nnderstaud me ?'
The storekeeper was silent
' 'Good morning, Mr. Edwards, said Jacobs.
'When I have cash to spare,I shall be happy
to spend it with you ; but no more book account
Wise will they be who profit by the experi
ence of Mr. Jacobs. These credit accounts
are a curse to people with moderate incomes,
and should never, under any pretence be
That every passenger boat ship or other ves
sel might and should be committed to the wa
ter absolutely fire-proof is among our decided
convictions, with regard to which we have
troubled our readers somewhat and mean to
worry them still more unless silenced by suc
cess. Every time we hear of some score of
human lives lost by the burning of a steam
boat or packet we say 'Here is wholesale man
slaughter, with immense suffering and des
truction of property, which might have been
avoided if government but had done its du
ty.' Yes, if our own government would but
say, 'No vessel hereafter launched shall be
permitted to carry passengers unless it has
been rendered thoroughly fire-proof,' that sin
gle enactment vigilently adhered to, would
save five hundred lives per annum, at a small
cost ; for it need cost very little to render the
frame of a vessel, its floors, paint, furniture, &a,
incombustible, leaving nothing, but its stores
and its ropes (perhaps not even these) liable to
distruation by fire. The only reason why it is
not now generally done is, simply that it never
has, been. The constructor of to-day don't
see why he should spend hundreds of dollars
in doing that which has not been done before
and which (he presumes) nobody will appreci
ate if he done- it So capitalists continue to
build fire-ships, which the carelessness or ill
luck of any one among their hundreds of in
mates may in five minutes transform into char-net-houses,
replete with unutterable anguish
When we shall have once brought the pub
lic mind, up to the work of requiring that all
passenger vessels shall be hre-proof, it will be
but little further to require that all buildings
standing in blocks, or in dangerous proximity
to others, shall be in like manner shielded from
New York Tribune.
Incombustible Rope-Important dis
We believe the asbestos has been discover
ed at last or at all events a process still more
useful, by which all kinds of cordage, fabrics
and manufactures of every kind made from a
vegetable material can be rendered impervi
ous to the action of fire. It is to the genius
and scientific research of Dr. J. H. Johnson, of
New Orleans, that the honor of this discovery
is due. We yesterday witnessed some exper
iments at the Doctor's room at the Clinton ho
tel which perfectly satisfied us that the discov
ery is in reality all that is claimed for it A
common rope, of the size of a ratline, only par
tially saturated with the preparation, owing to
the want of facilities for performing the oper
ation on a large scale, was subjected to the ac
tion of a name for a long time without Butte
ring the slightest injury.
I he hbre was smoked by condensing the
flames into lampblack upon the surface of the
rope, but upon being wiped with a cloth, it
was as clean and sound as ever.
In short, the experiment prove conclusively
that rope thus prepared becomes, without lo
sing any of its suppleness or strength, (indeed,
the strength of the hbre is considerably in
creased,) absolutely impervious to the action
of fire or, to speak more scientifically, the or
ganic substance (hemp) of which the rope is
composed is rendered inorganic by the abstrac
tion of the oxygen, and will no longer support
The process by which this is accomplished
is the discoverer's secret; but as he has taken
the necessary steps to guard his interests in
the premises, both in this county and Europe,
he has explained it to us in a clear and per
spicuous manner showing that the discovery is
not the result of accident but is the legitimate
result of a careful and logical course of scien
tific and philosophic research.
The great western railroad from Niagara
Falls to Detroit, is put under contract and
ill be immediatly commenced. The grade
1 almost a perfect level, and in one place
there is a straight run of fifty miles.
Uncle Bill A Sketch about Love
and Gold Unst. ' '
Uncle Bill Griffin, or Uncle Bill as he was
commonly called, with an irreverent disregard
of his patronymic, did not retire from the ship
chandlery business till he was worth something
more than a plum. Not being blessed with a
son to continue his name and inherit his fort
une, he lavished all his tenderness and care
upon bis daughter. Sweet Molly Griffin, thou
wert as unlike thy papa, as a Canary bird is
like a bull dog. His face was hard as a Dutch
nut-cracker, thine as soft as a rose leaf. He
was the veriest miser in creation thou didst
spend thy pocket-money as liberally as the
prince of Wales. In his household manage
ment Uncle Bill was a consumate skinflint ;
tradition said he used to soak the backlogs in
the cistern and water the lamp oil, and he
was aided and abetted in all his niggardly do
mestic schemes by a vinegar-faced old house
keeper, who was the sworn enemy of all good
cheer, and stinted from a pure love of mean
ness. Yet pretty Mary had no reason to com
plain of her father's penuriousness, as far as
sne was concerned. He sent her to the best
schools, and gave her a earte blanch on the
most expensive milliners, and when she walk
ed Washington street of Sunday, there was
no more gaily bedecked damsel to be seen
from Cornhill to Essex street-
Of course some very nice young men, in
varnished leather and white kids fell over head
and ears in love with her, and there was a lar
ger number of whiskers collected outside of
the meeting she attended on Sunday than dar
kened the doorsteps of any other metropolitan
Yet rold was the maid, and though legions advanced,
All drilled in Ovidian art:
Though they languished and ogled, protested and
Like shadows they came, and like shadows they
From the pure polished ice of the heart.
Besides, old Uncle Bill was a formidable
guardian to his attractive daughter. - Did he
not fire a charge of rock salt into the inexpres
sibles of Tom Bikins, when be came a serena
ding with a cracked guitar? Didn't he threat
en to kick Towle for leaving a valentine at his
Wasn't he capable of perpetrating unheard
of atrocities? The suitors of pretty Mary
were all frightened off of course by her ogre
of a father, except a steady young fellow who
rejoiced in the name of Sampson Kittles, and
who was addicted to book-keeping in a whole
sale grocery store on Commercial street . The
old gentleman really liked Bittles; he was so
staid, so quiet and so full of information. He
was a regnlat price currant and no man on
change was better acquainted with the value
of stocks. Why Mary liked him it is more
difficult to conjecture, for he was very deficient
in small talk that young ladies aie so fond of.
was averse to moustaches, disliked the opera.
thought the ballet immoral and considered
Perhaps his good looks compensated for
other deficiencies, or perhaps a horror of dy
ing in a state of single blessedness induced
her to countenance the only young man Uncle
Hill was ever known to tolerate.
One evening Bittles screwed up his courage
to the task of addressing the old man on the
subject nearest to his heart ""
'Mr. Griffin,' said he, 'I have had something
here for a long time, and he made a horrible
face, and placed his hand some where near his
Dyspepsia ?' asked the old man. -'Your
daughter, gasped the young book
keeper. Well, what about her?' asked Uncle Bill,
sbarpishly. - -
I am in love with her,' said the unhappy
Humbug! said Uncle Bill.
'Fact !' rejoined Bittles. -
What is your income inquired Uncle Bill
'Eight hundred,' answered the suppicant
It won't do, my boy, said Griffin Shaking
his grim locks. 'JNo man on a salary shall
mnrry my daughter. Why, she's the finest
girl in boston ; and it takes capital to marry a
fine girL When you have thirty thousand
dollars to begin with, you may come and talk
Bittles disappeared. Six months after that
Miss Mary Griffin received the following letter
with an endorsement of Uncle Sam. acknowl
edging the receipt of forty cents. It runs
San Francisco, California, 1349.
. Dearest Mart: Knclosed yon wiH 6nd a spec
imen of California irold, which please hand your fa
ther and oblige. Have to advise you of my retnrn
to Boston. Please inform your father that I have
made fifty thouaand dollars at the mines, and bIih!I
(wind and weather permitting) soon call unou him
to talk over that matter and arrange ths terms of
partnership. i0arfl toeommand,
Mary, as in duty bound, handed the epistle
to her father, who was overjoyed.
Some weeks elapsed and the return of the
steamer to New York was telegraphed. Grif
fin was on the qui vive to see his future son-in-law.
On the day of his expected arrival, he met
with a Californian who came home in the same
Where is Bittles ? he inquired.
'Oh, ho! you'll see him before a great while,'
'Has he been lucky?'
Yes fifty thousand at the lowest figure
But he's going to try a game over you. He
means to tell you that he bns been robbed of
all his gold on the way home, to see if you
have any generosity and disinterestedness to
see whether you'd give your daughter to him
gold or no gold.'
'Sly boy !' chuckled old Griffin. 'I'm much
obliged to you for the bint I'll act according
ly. Good morning,
Now it happened the Californian was a good
friend of Bittles, and that the story of Bittles'
fortune was absolutely true, he having been
robbed of every ounce of hard earned gold
dust on his way home. So it may be suppo
sed he called on Griffin with a very lubrious
and woe-begone air.
'My dear boy,' said Uncle Bill, 'I am deligh
ted to see you, and pleased to hear of your
luck. I welcome you as my son-in-law. But
what the duce is the matter with you-?1- -
'Alas! sir,' said Bittles, 'I am the most un
fortunate man living. I made fifty thousand
dollars at the mines .
.'Very hard luck!' interrupted the old gen
But on my way home I was robbed of ev
ery ounce and now how can I claim your
daughter's hand ?' ;
'Sampson Bittles,' said Uncle Bill very cun
ningly, if you havn't got fifty thousand dollars
J . . . i F. X. J 1 -J
you Deserve 10 nave 11 you worneo. nra en
ough to get it: You shall have my daughter
and the marriage shall be celebrated to-morrow
In anticipation af your return, I have had
you published. And while yourte talking
with Mary, I'll draw a check for $50,000, so
that you may go into partnership with a Buffi--ciant
capital.' . '
'But, sir, I'm a beggar.'
'So much the better you'll work harder to
increase your fortune.
'My dear sir how can I thank you !'
'By making my girl a good husband. There
go go and tell Mary the news. - -
Bittles did tell her the news, and they were
He went into business on the fiftv thousand
furnished him by his father-in-law, and was so
extraordinarily prosperous, that Uncle Bill
was more convinced than ever that the story
was a regular Munchasen. Once or twice he
tried to repeat it but the old gentleman always
cut it short with
'I know all about it Had it put in the pa
pers, too, eh? Oh it was a terrible affair!
Lost your all! -Poor feliow! ;
Well, I made it up and now I won't hear
another word about it. . : ,
When Uncle Bill departed this life, bis im
mense property was found to be equally divi
ded between his daughter and son-in-law, the
testator bequeathing to the latter his share to
compensate him for the loss be sustained on
his return from California.
The old miser had died in the full belief
that Bittles never lost tbe gold dust
Statistics of tbe Tribune Office.
In a recent article, the N. Y. Tribune gives
the following particulars in relation to different
departments of this journal:
The Tribune is now in its tenth year. It
was originally started by Mr. Greely, as a pen
ny paper, and was for some months conducted
by him alone, except tbe commercial depart
ment It now gives employment to twelve
editors and reporters, thirty seven printers,
two proof readers, thirteen pressmen, four
engineers, and other persons in tbe pressroom
four permanent correspondents in Euorpe.three
regular correspondents at Washington, two
in Canada, two tn Ualitorma, one in Mexico,
one in Havana, one in' Central America, one
in Philadelphia, one in Boston, one in Balti
more, fec, fcc, four wrapper writers, four
clerks, sixteen bands in the mailing depart
ment, three errand boys, twenty-eight carriers
in the city and vicinity, in all, above 130 per
sons. J. be issues of tbe lnbune are in round
numbers 18,600 daily 14,400 weekly 1,700
semi-weekly, 3,300 for California, 500 for
Europe, making in all 160,200 sheets weekly,
and 8,330,400 annunlly. Taking the ratio of
increase since April last, as a basis, tbe circu
lation of the Tribune in April 1851 will be
about 35,000' daily, 45,000 weekly, and the
aggregate annual circulation will be 10,000,
000 copies. The paper employs about one
ton and a half of type, and consumes weekly.
seven and a half tons of paper, and 350
pounds of ink. The printing is done on one
of Hoe's four cylinder presses, which is driven
by a ten horse power steam engine. The
weekly expenditure of the establishment is
$2,800, which is at the rate of $145,000 per
M. Come, in a paper submitted to the
Davis Academy of Sciences, says: '
"Having determined on investigating the
question whether the employment of liquid
sulphurous acid for moistering the hands would
produce a sensation of coldness when they
are immersed in the melted metal. I immer
sed my hands, previously mois'ened with sul
phurous acid, in the melted lead, and exper
ienced a sensation of decided cold. I repeat
ed the experiment of immersing the' hand in
melted lead and in fused cast iron. Before
experimenting with the melted iron, I placed
a stiek, previously moistened with water, in
the stream of liquid metal and on withdraw
ing it found it to be almost as wet astt was be
fore scarcely any of the moisture was evapo
rated. . I be moment a dry piece of wood was
placed in contact with tbe heated metal, com
bustion took place. M. Covlet and I ' then
dwped our hands into the vessels of tbe li
quid metal, and . passed our fingers several
times backward and forward through a stream
of metal flowing from tbe furnace, the heat
from the radiation of the fused metal being at
the same time almost unbearable. We varied
these experiments upwards of two hours; and
Madame Covlet who assisted at these experi
ments permitted her child, a girl of nine
years of age, to dip her hand in a crucible of
of red hot metal with impunity. -
We experimented on the melted iron both
with water.alcohol, and ether. The same re
sults were obtained as with melted lead, and
each of us experienced a sensation of cold
when employing sulphurous acids.
; 1 a o -
The - Waves of the Atlaxticv At a late
meeting of the British Association, an impor
tant paper was read by Rev. Dr; Scoresby,
on the subject of the magnitude of Atlantic
waves, their velocity and phenomena. In
this paper, Dr. Scoresby, who is a veteran
sailor as well as a sound divine, gave a vivid
description of a storm which he had witnessed
on the Atlantic waves; and stated that the
result of his observations on that occasion was,
that he had discovered that the height of the
waves, from tbe trough to the chest was 43
feet and that their average velocity was 82
aud a fraction miles per hour. This, it wag
stated, confirmed the observations made on
the velocity . of waves reported to the as
sociation in 184o by Mr. Scott Russell, who
set down their velocity at from 30 to 31 miles
Jenny Lind's Liberality.
One of our merchants, just returned from
New York, relates the following instance of
the pure philantropy which has always char
acterised the public and private life of tbe
unrivalled songstress. Toledo made.
As she was driving from the steamer At
lantic, the carriage, through the thoughtless
ness of the coachman, ran over tbe foot of a
gentlemen who swept the crossing in Broad
way, seriously injuring the same. Md lie
Lind at once arrested the course of the vehicle.
inquired the extent of the damage, which, by
the way, was merely a laceration of the cuticle'
of the small toe, and directed her Secretary
to bestow upon tbe sufferer seven hiindred
thousand dollars, and a pension to the wife of
ten thousand dollars if she survived him. -Such
liberality speak volumes, and our close-
fisted gentry should tremble in their "boots,
and imitate the same;
Tbe Texas Question -Proposed -new
plan of Compromise.
- If there was ever bravado heartily and scorn
fully laughed at, it must have been some such
biavado as that now attempted by tbe state
of Texas-or rather, let us do Texas the jus
tice to say, by the governor and a portion of
ber people. - Threats of rebellion, and delib
erate preparations for treason may be very he
roic; but they can hardly be regarded as such
made under circumstances so evincive of
utter impotence and distress as Texas is now
placed in, ravaged and outraged as her borders
are by savages whom she is incapable of eith
er punishing or driving away. There is some
thing inexpressibly ludicrous, as well as pain
ful, in hearing Texas crying to the United
States for succor, while at the same, moment,
impudently declaring her intention and of
course, ability to whip the United istates
out of New Mexico. 'It is evident, sobs the
Western Texan, as quoted - by ns yesterday,
that the whole of our western frontier is in
fested with the savages. The whole country
is being laid waste, and repine and murder
seem to be tbe order of the day. The farm
ers are forced to leave their crops and they go
to waste and ruin. 1 beir stock is neglected
and is either killed or diven off. How long are
these things to be permitted ? ' When will
congress afford ns relief.' , ' '
Congress, indeed 1 . Congress help Texas,
which defies congress! Texas expect congress
to help her! ; This is curious indeed; it is
like Sylla when at extremity, and more than
half defeated under the walla of Rome, scold
ing snd praying to his god Apollo at one and
the same instant : It is worse it is Sylla
asking his idol to save his life, and' promising
to break it to pieces immediately afterwards.
People will ask of Texas as Hercules did of
the wagoner why does she not help herself?
r What has become ef those 6,000 ot 8,000
rampant volunteers, who are in readiness, on
the first of September, to march to Santa Fe,
headed by governor Bell-rthat piece of tink
ling brass? . r . '-
- If they be in readiness for the enterprise,
why not make themselves useful, and get their
bands in beforehand, by trouncing the sava
ges? - Perhaps, however, it happens, as we
have long ago suggested, that Texas, however
numerous or fiercely disposed her volunteers
may be; finds it imposible to move them, with
out some of Uncle Sam's money to pay for tbe
supplies and transportations; and therefore,
without sueh assistance, she is equally unable
to employ them against New Nexico or the
savages. - - - " '
Under these circumstances, We do not know
but that congress would be doing a wise and
humane act by substituting for the Texas boun
dary bill a resolution to pay Texas $10,000,
000 for whipping the Indians out of the Nue
ces district to which the United States has a
much better claim than Texas -with another
resolution, providing that gov. Bell and the
volunteers shall have' their pockets full of su
gar plums, on condition of not driving the U.
States out of New Mexico. ': We think it high
ly desirable that the Indians should be dispo
sed in some proper way; no one can. doubt tbe
propriety Of rewarding-the loyalty of gov. Bell
and the patriotism of his volunteers. '
' .. ' .f
A Model Free Democrat, .
The following from Signal . Taylor is about
the richest specimen of free democracy we hsve
witnessed. ;.' If this don't open some people's
eyes, then they belong to that class that won't
see. 'The utmost latitude is to be allowed!
Entire freedom of opinion' is to be permitted!
W as there, ever such toleration before ? -
Edward Smith. This" gentleman who was
nominated for Governor by the Free Soilers
who met at Cleveland on the 22d insU'wss
formerly a Methodist preacher.' He is bow's
farmer in Morrow county. He is- a native of
Virginia. ' He possesses by nature one of the
ablest minds in Ohio. - As a stump speaker he
has but very few equals. As one of the old
Liberty Guard he was unceasing and unwea
ried in his labors in showing up the subserv
iency of the North to tlie slaveholders, until
public opinion was aroused. ' His political opin
ions are those of Free Democracy. He was
one of the most active and influential members
from Ohio in the Buffalo convention.
' We regret the adoption of the policy thai
caused his nomination at this time, and under
the circumstances, because we are fearful that
we shall not be able to secure as many mem
bers of the legislature and eongress, of the
genuine Free Democratic stamp, (and these
are the important ends .to be attained at pres
ent it being comparatively a small matter who
is Governor,) wilh a separate candidate in the
field for Governor as we could without ( Be
sides, under existing circumstances, his rote,
respectable as it will be, is not likely to'show
anything like the strength of the free democ
racy of the state. But it being determined
that a nomination was to be made, no better
man could have been selected than Edward
Smith of Morrow. -" ' '
In this district, by common totisent. We
think it is already decided ibat the most per
fect toleration is to be allowed on the subject
of Governor. The free democracy and the old
line are united together in organisation and
principle. There is no bar to harmonious and
successful action upon the vitally important
qnestions of members of congress and mem
bers of the legislature, if entire freedom upon
the question of Governor continues to be per
mittetL . 1 -
Hat! The editor of the Maryville Tribune,
our old friend Hamilton, a member of the Con
vention, is in great tribulation for want of nay.
It will appear bv the following from his last
paper that his subscribers pay ho attention to-
us repeated calls tor nay, but tney ten mm
ike Nebuchedttezzar that he may, 'go td grass:'
''Two weeks have now pissed since we re
quested our subscribers to bring u some hay
and not one straw has "come. . now muoa
longer do you suppose o;ir horse cart Starve
and not die ? Oats in sheaf", or treshecL would
be gladly received. Coma friends-don't starve
ns. I f We ara to be starved to' death We shall
die 'a hoilerin' and wa make a noise some of
you won't like to hear." Cih. Dispatch.
: -0. .- . - i
SdARiso up.soMB.-T-Tne Reading, Pa., cor
respondent of the Tribune, relieved ' himself
of the followirtg: ; rtr. --"-. '
'Yesterday it rained a'.i dav,. but to dafi
Aurora stretched out her rosy fingers and
pulled the grar, gauzy, misty night-cap froni
the head of Mount Penn, washed her rosjr
face and snowy breast in trembling deWj anj
bathed her feet in the Schuylkill? .
What did sue wipe them with 7