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the beginning of our military career, and . for
uiieea consecutive years we never loft each
other for moment.
We. rose in grade at the same time, and re
ceived the cross of honor on the same battle-
"A difference soon existed between us, how
ever he .married and I remained a baclielor.
I always have thought, sir, that there were
two conditions, in the world in which men
should not got married. The soldiers of Christ
and thosi. of Caesar, according to my ideas,
should have no family bat their banner. You
laugh, sir.' -
Excuse me, said Arthur.
'I am a' priest,' continued Mr. Dufresnoy,
and you should not forget it. Duport left the
regiment as often as he could, to spend a few
days with his wife. - .
lie had throe children, who' were just grow
ing np when the campaign of France recalled
us around tho Aug of the Emporor. The en
emy had invaded our beloved country. At
Cliampaubert, Duport was wounded by a
musket-ball and fell in my arms. The moment
when this dear friend cast upon me his Inst
glance, was for me the bitterest and most sol
emn moment of my lif'.. -
'Friend,' said he, "I leave t o daughtcrc be-hind-Hhey
will be: handsome, nnd'I leave
them without k protector. ' In you they must
find, not another father, but an avenger should
they ever be deceived and insulted. Swe;ir
that you will save their .honor at the expense
of yours, or of your lite, even.-'
.'1 pledged my word, and swore to die rath
er than to allow any harm, to be done to those
children, and my friend expired in my arms.
You know the misfortunes that befel France;
the country was invaded and fell into the pow
er of foreign sri asters. J
'I left the service and established myself in
Pari. -I was young and- rich. 1 became at
tached to a widow as rich as I was. but some
years rouDsrer. -1 loved her so passionately
that fur a time I almost fogrot the cruel loss of
my friend. . .1 was beloved sir, but alas on
what can wo rely in this world! A violent
cieknes deprived me of her on whom all mj
affections were concentrated. '
This was more than I could Sear God
abandoned me, in this .cruel gaoment my
friend, my bride, all were lost! What had I
to- cara..for.-Ui this world? I rcsolvod to
. leave it. . - -, -
Wbaf,'ybu tlwught of suicide ? exclaimed
. Arthur.;: " . ; ' '
'I reasoned,' continued MrvDufresnor, 'like
all the unfortunate beings who wish to depart
tins lile. 1 was left alone, abandoned, friend
less self-destruction conld not be a crime.
Already I bad made all final arangements, and
the fataarm was loaded, when I remembered
ray -oath, and thedaughters of my friend Du
port whom I had sworn to protect! The
weapon dropped from my bands, and I felt not
the desire, but the necessity of living, and I
spared my own life to fulfil my oath so sol
emnly made to my dying friend.'. The band
of God.feil upon roe -nothing interested me on
earth., and .1 lifted icy eyes towards Heaven.
Thus k is ibat I became a priesU a servant of
a Master far greater than Caesar or JSapoIeoo.
Well. now. you know who Mr. Jerome is.
'I do, and I pride myself upon his acquaint
ance, repiied Arthur, warmly pressing in his
the hands-of Mr. Dufresnoy.
' 'But how did you discover the secret of my
acquaintance with Eugenie?
Yon see that my estate is contiguous to that
of Madame Duport.' One night, tired with the
thoughts that hovered round my sleepless pil
low, I wandered about the park, when chance
led me near the bouse whereresides the fam
ily of my friend.' I saw a window open. A
young girl, she is now your wife, first appear
ed, and was' soon followed by a young man
it waayda. r 'i - .. : :
The daughter of my friend was lost, and I
who had sworn not to Watch over this family,
but to avenge them, if they were insulted, I
remembered my oatband the new obligations
which. I bad contracted.- It was possibb that
7001" motives were-' honorable, but I soon per
ceived that your visits were less frequent, and
he whom you had deceived understood that
she had nothing more to expect from you.
Then began mv dot; I as to act or per
jure myself. I could not bear' the' idea of for-
eeUinz the word pledged toa dying friend
On the otlier'side, 1 was a priest and my rows
vers sacred. ; '
J. consulted a priest like myself, and he
sbuSdereil a, the mere idea of my projects. I
had given np the world to follow a Master for
whom father, mother, and children should be
abandoned. . :-. ,.--'.'!-' ''. - -: -' ''
; 'Hy. nights were sleepless,' and if for a mo
xuertt I dosed Hrr-eyelids, I saw Duport, seem
ingly .withholding' his last breath, to receive
that promise whicB I hesitated to luinm ' ine
habits of 'my whole life overcame me I has
tened to your house. .Let us pass over oar
twt "unfortunate ; encounters. As soon as i
learnt that your marriage was decided, I went
nsrain to. the spot. where -twice I had been
eeeo sword in hand r but this- time it was to
humble myself before 'him whom I had con
quercd ; to bear him doubt and dare my cour
age, ana Dear ine most provomng insuus.
'But if I had persisted in refusing to marry
TJugenie, said Arthur, 'what would you have
done, Mr. Dufresnoy ?' -
; 'Mr. Jerome would have killed you, and the
priest would have wept for you the remainder
of bis We."
" Merciless Despotism.
The commissioner at Detroit has decided
that he must, under the fugitive law, deliver
up the colored man now in jail there even if
II B PRODUCES FREE PAPERS ! - l " "
. Can this outrage be justified? . Ought such
a villianous wrong to be tolerated ? - It has
despotism's bloodiest look upon it, and should
be wiped: off at any cost.
Think of it!
A master in Tennessee tells his slave that
he. may have his freedom, if he will pay him n
certain sum. The slave works for it Night
and day he works that he may cluteh the boon.
It is life to him life for him. After years of
hard toil, he gets enough ; ho goes to bis mas
ter he pars him the sum; he receives his free
papers; and, startingoff, a freeman for a Free
State, he settles in Detroit. .
This Fugitive Slave law passes.
The Tennessee master reads it. lie needs
money. He ean make a speculation, lie knows
where his former slave lives, and he determines
to have him. He goes to Detroit, seizes him.
swears him to be his slave. The poor fellow
says to his master "I bought my freedom.
You know 1 did. J paid you aonar oy uoiiai
for it, earned by years of sweat and hard labor."
The master laughs at him. The freed flave
turns to the court, and pleads "I have free
papers here they are ; proof of my freedom
here it is." The commissioner says "1
cannot help you this is no proof under the
law. - I cannot receive it I must deliver you
up to the claimant -
This is . the Detroit casn. CouTd human
atrocity dombrend shall it be countenanced?
Ulttt we mask this monstrous outrage ?
. . j - . dev. Democrat.
The Fugitive Slave.
BV MISS ANNA O. T. PHILLIPS.
Surrender the slave ?
No, never, by God!
He stands with the brave
On freedom's own sod.
His servitude's o'er
l?y Heaven's decree
A bondman no more
Like us he is free !
Surrendrr him why ?
That he may go back
With one who'll apply
The lash to his back
That he may once more
Be fettui-'d with chains,
And welter in gore,
And suffer with pains!
Surrender him No!
Though myriad oppose,
Through weal and through wo
We'll challenge his foes!
He sounds the alarm !
We answer the call;
We'll shield him from bnrm, '
Sunender the slave?
No, never, by Hud!
lie's now with the binve
Oa freedom's ow 11 sod 1
His servitude's o'er,
lie lives with the free
A bondman no more,
A freeman is he.
The Fugitive slave Bill.
Sec 1. That persons who have been, or
may hereafter be appointed Commissioners in
irtuc of any act of congress by the circuit
couits of the United States, and who in conse
quence of snch appointments, are authorized
to exercise the powers that any justice of the
peace or other magistrate of any of the United
btutes may exercise in respect to offenders for
any crime orofience against the United States,
by arresting imprisoning, or bailing the same
under and by virtue of the thirty-third section
of the act of the twenty-lourth of September,
seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled
"An net to establish judicial coiylsof the Uni
ted States," shall be aud are hereby uthorized
and required to exercise and discJtarge all the
powers and duties conferred ly this act.
Ses. 2. And be 11 further enacted, 1 hat the
superior court of each organised territory of
the United Statt-sslmll have the same power
to appoint commissioners to take acknowledg
ments of bail and affidavits, and to take depo
sitions of witnesses in civil causes of which is
now possessed by the circuit courts of the U.
States; and all commissioners who shall be ap
pointed for such purposes by the superior
court of any organized territory of the United
estates, shall possess all tbe powers and exer
cise all the duties conferred by law upon the
commissioner appointed by the circuit courts
of the United States for similar purposes, and
moreover exercise and discharge all tbe pow
ers and dulies conferred by this act
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the
circuit courts of the United Stales and the su
perior courts of each organized territory of the
United States, shall, from time to time, enlarge
the number of commissioners with a view to af-
ford reasonable facilities to reclaim fugtives
from labor, and to tbe prompt discharge of
tbe duties imposed by this act
Sea 4. And be it further enacted, I hat the
commissioners above named shall have concur
rent jurisdiction with the judges of the circuit
and district courts of the United States, in
their respective circuits and districts within
the several States, and the judges of the su
perior courts of the territories, severally and
collectively, in term time an vacation ; and shall
grant certificates to such claimants, upon sat
isfactory proof being made, with authority to
take and remove such fugitives from service
or labor, under the restriction herein contain
ed, to the state or territory from which such
persons may have escaped or fled.
Aec. 5. And be it further enacted, that it
shall be the duty of all marshals and deputy
marshals to obey and execute all warrants and
precepts issued under the provisions of this
act, when to them directed ; and should any
marshal or deputy marshal refuse to receive
such warrant or other process, when tendered,
or to use all proper means diligently to exe
cute the same, be shall on conviction thereof,
be iined in the sum of one thousand dollars to
the -km of such claimant, on the motion of such
claimant, by the circuit or district court ot such
marshal ; and after arrest of such fugitive by
such marshal or his deputy, or whilst t any
time in his custody under the provisions of
this act, should such fugitive escape, whether
with or without the assent of such marshal or
his deputy, such marshal shall be liable on his
official bond to be prosecuted for the benefit
of such claimant for the f ull value of the ser
vice or labor of said fugitive in the state, terri
tory or district whence he escaped : and the
better to enable the said commissioners when
thus appointed, to execute their duties faith
fully and efficiently in conformity with the re
quirements of the constitution of the United
States and of this act, they are hereby author
ized and empowered, within thtir counties, re-
specuveiy, 10 appoint 111 wining uuu um,
any one or more suitable persons from time to
time, to execute all such warrants and other
process as may be issued by tbem in the law
ful performance of their respective duties, with
authority to such commissioners or the persons
to be appointed by them to execute process as
aforesaid, to summon and call to tiihk aid
the bystanders, or posse comilotusof the prop
er county, when necessary to insure a faithful
observance of the clause of the constitution re
ferred to, in conformity with the provisions of
this act ; and all good citizens are hereby com
manded to aid and assist in the prompt efficient
execution of this la ut whenever their services
may be required as aforesaid for that purpose ;
and said warrants shall run and be executed
by said oSSeera anywhere in the state, within
which they are executed.
Sec 0. And be it further enacted, That
when a person held to service or labor in any
state or territory of the United States, has
heretofore or shall hereafter escape into anoth
er state or territory of the United States, the
person or persons to whom such labor may be
due, or his, her, or their agent or attorney, in
writing acknowledged and certified under the
seal of some legal officer or court of the terri
tory in which the same may be executed, mar
pursue and reclaim such fugitive person, either
by procuring a warrant from some one of the
courts, judges or commissioners aforesaid, of
the proper circuit, district, or county for the
apprehension of such fugitive from service or
labor, or by seizing una arresting such tugi
tive from service or labor, w here the same
can be done without process, and by taking, or
causing such person lo he txkr-n, forthwith be
fore such court, jud'To or commissioner, whose
dutv it shall be to hear and determine the
case of such claimant in a summary manner:
and upon satisfactory proof being made by
deposition or affidavit in writing, to be taken
and certified by such court, judge or commis
sioner, or by other satisfactory testimony, duly
taken and certified by some court, magistrate,
justice of the peace, or other legal officer, au
thorized lo administer an oatn ana ;ase oppo
sitions under the law of the state or territory
from which such person owing service or labor
may have escaped, with a' certificate of such
magistracy or other authority, as aforesaid,
with the seal of 'the proper court or office
thereto attached, which seal shall be sufficient
to establish the competency of the proof and
with proof also bv affidavit of the identity of
ine person nose service ot labor is said to Oe
due as aforesaid, that the person so arrested
Joes in fact owe service or labor to the person
or persons claiming him or her in the slato or
territory from which such fugitive may have
escaped, to make out and deliver to such claim
ant, his or her agent or attorney, a certificate
seuintr ionn suDstantiaf tacts as lothe service
or labor due from each fugitive or claimant,
ana 01 nisor ner escape from the state or ter
ritory in which such service or labor was due,
to the state or territory in which he or she was
arrested with authority to such claimant or his
or her agent or attorney, to use such reasona
ble force or restraint as may be necessary, un
der the circumstances of the case, to take and
remove such fugitive person back to the state
or territory from whence he or she may have
escaped as aforesaid. In no trial or hearing
under this act shall the testimony of such al
ledged fugitive be admitted in evidence, and
the certificates in this and the first section
mentioned shall be conclusive of the right of
the person or persons in whose favor granted,
to remove such fugitive to the state or territo
ry from which he escaped, and shall prevent
all molestation of said person or persons by
any process issued by any court judge, mag
istrate, or other person whomsoever.
Sec 7. And be it further enacted. That
any person who shall knowingly or willingly
obstruct binder, or prevent such claimant, his
agent or at'.orney, or any person or persons,
lawfully assisting him, bcr or them, from ar
resting such a fugitive from service or labor,
from the custody of such claimant, his or her
agent or attorney, or other person or persons
lawfully assisting as aforesaid when so arrested,
pursuant to the authority herein given and de
clared : or shall aid, abet or assist such a per
son so owing service or labor ns aforesaid, di
rectly or indirectly lo escape from such claim
ant his agent or attorney, or other persons le
gally authorized as aforesaid, or shall harbor
or conceal such fugitive, so as to prevent the
discovery and arrest of such person, after no
tice or knowledge of the fact that such person
was a fugitive from service or labor as afore
said, shall for either of said offences be sub
ject to n fine not exceeding one thousand dol
lars, and imprisonment not exceeding six
months, by indictment and conviction before
the district court of the United States, for the
district in which the offence may have been
committed, or before the proper court of crim
inal jurisdiction if committed within any one of
the organized territories of the United states;
and shall, moreover forfeit and pay bv way of
civil damages to the party suffering by such
illegal conduct the sum of one- thousand dol
lars for each fugitive so lost as aforesaid,
to be recovered by action for debt in any of
the district or territorial courts aforesaid, with
in whose jurisdiction the said offence may have
been committed. ' '
Sec 8 And be it further enacted, That the
marshals, their deputies, and the clerks of tbe
said district and territorial courts, shall be paid
for their services tho like fees as may be al
lowed to them for similar services in other cas
es; and where such services are rendered
exclusively in the arrest custody and delivery
of the fugitive to the claimant, his or her agent
or attorney, or where such supposed fugitive
may be discharged out of custody tor the want
of sufficient proof as aforesaid, then such fees
are to be paid in the whole by sucb claimant,
his agent or attorney ; and in all cases where
the proceedings are before a commissioner, he
shall be entitled to a fee of ten dollars in full
for his services in each case, upon the delivery
of the said certificate to the claimant, his or
her agent or attorney; or a fee of five dollars
in cases where the proof shall not in the opin
ion of such commissioners, warrant such cer
tificate and delivery, inclusive of all services
incident to such arrest and examination, to be
paid, in either case, by the claimant his or her
attorney. The person or persons authorized
to execute the process to be issued by such
commissioners for the arrest and detention of
fugitives from service or labor, as aforesad,
shall also be entitled to a fee of five dollars each
for said person he or they may arrest and
take before any such commissioners as afore
said, at the instance and request of sucb claim
ant, with such other fees as may be deemed
reasonable by such commissioner for such ad
ditional services as may be necessarily per
formed by him or them ; such as attending at
the examination, keeping the fugitive in custo
dy, and providing him with food and lodging
during his detention, and until the final deter
mination of such commissioner; and in gener
al for performing such other duties as may be
required by such claimant, his or her attorney
or agent or commissioner in the premises, such
fees usually charged by the officers of the
courts of justice within the proper district or
county, as near ns may be practicable, and
paid by such claimants their agent or attorney,
whether such fugitives from service or labor,
be ordered to be delivered to such claimants
bv the final determination of such commission
ers or not - ' -
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That up
on th-amaavit made by the claimant of SCJi
fugitive, his acnt or attorney, after such cer
tificate has been issued, that he has reason to
apprehend that such fugitive will bo rescued
by force from his or their possession before he
can be taken beyond the limits of the state in
which the arrest is made, it shall be the duly
of the officer making the arrest to retain such
fugitive in his custody, and to remove him to
the state whence he fled, and there to deliv
er him to said claimant his agent or attorney.
And to this end, the officer aforesaid is here
by authorized and required to employ so many
persons as he may deem necessary to over
come such force, and to retain either of them
in his service so long as circumstances may re
quire. The said officer and his assistants,
while so employed, to receive the same com
pensation, and to be allowed the same expen
ses as are now allowed by law for the trans
portation of criminals, to be certified by the
judge of the district within which the arrest is
made, and paid out of the treasury ot the Uni
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted. That
when any person held to service or labor in
any Stale or Territory, or in the District of
Columbia, shall escape therefrom, the party
to whom such service or labor shall be due,
his, her or their agent or attorney may apply
to any court of record therein, or judge there
of in vacation, and make satisfactory proof to
such courtor Judge in vscation.of the escape
aforesaid, and that the person escaping owed
service or labor to such a party. Whereupon
the court shall cause a record to be made of
the matter as proved, and also a general des
cription of the persons so escaping, with such
convenient certainty as may be, and a tran
script of such record, authenticated by the at
testation of clerk and seal of the said court
being produced in any other State, Territory
or District in which the person so escaping may
be found, and being exhibited to any judge,
commissioner or other officer athorized by the
law of the United States, to cause persons es
caping from service or labor to be full and con
clusive evidence of the fact of escape, and
that the service or labor of the person escap
ing is due to the party in such record men
tioned. And upon the production by said par
ty of other and further evidence, if necessary,
either oral or by afidavit io addition to what
is contained in the said record of the identity
of person escaping, he shall be delivered up to
the claimant. And the said court commission
er, judge,.or other persoiv authorized by this
act to grant certificates to claimants of fugitives,
shall upon the production of the record and
other evidences aforesaid, grant to such claim
ant a certificate of his right to take liny such
person identified and proved to be owing ser
vice or labor as aforesaid, which certificate
shall authorize such claimant to seize or ar
rest and transport sucb person to the state or
territory from which he escaped, Provided :
That nothing herein contained shall be con
strued as requiring the production of a trans
cript of such record- as evidence as aforesaid.
But in its absence the claim shall be heard
and determined upon other satisfactory proofs,
competent in law.
Approved Sept 18. 1850.
J. S. FOITKE, Editor.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1850.
Gave a concert in our plnce, on Thursday
evening last to a densely crowded audience.
We feel warranted in saying that they gave
universal satisfaction. They went west from
this place. The Toledoans have a rich treat
in store for tbem on on Monday and Tuesday
3T We hope our friends will excuse us
on the score of editorial, as we have had to do
the work from the "devil" down, for some time
past But we are anxiously anticipating a re
lease in "that good time coming," "wait a
We had hoped to give the names of
the members elect to the next Ohio Legisla
ture, in our paper of to-day but we are unable
to do so, not having seen a complete list
C. Edgerton and S. Crowell, Esqra.of this
place, offer their services to those who are en
titled to lands, by the late act of Congress.
We shall publish next week the manner of
proceeding in this matter, that it may appear
plain, and be understood by all.
37" The majority against Rail Road sub
scription in Huron county, was 617.
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Peterson's Notional Magazine for Novem
ber has come to hand, it is rich in engravings,
and with sucb names as. Peterson, Mrs. Steph
ens, Miss Ashton, and others as contributors,
it will certainly be sought after and read.
Published by C. J. Peterson No. 98 Chest
nut street, Philadelphia,
Wellman's Miscellany for October has been
received. We commend this work to western
people ; published by J. K. Wellman, Detroit
Michigan, at $1 per year.
Sartain's Union Magazine for November, is
on our table. Sartain is bound to make some
show among the literature of the day. In our
estimation the Union Magazine comes next in
order to Graham. Graham is putting forth
all his energies to keep the lead, and Sartain
is following hard after Publishad by John
Sartain & Co.; Philadelphia, $3 per year.
Wood is elected Governor by several thou
sands. The Legislature stands, Senate, 18
Whigs, 10 Locos, 2 Free-soilers, (Sutliff and
Randall. House SO Whigs, and 38 Locos and
Free-soilers. The Whigs have a nett gain of
several merabegs, and now hold just half of
the Legislature, exclusive of Free-soilers, of
whom Randall in tho Senate, Krum and one
or two others in the House, will vote with the
Whigs on most questions, giving them a work
ing majority in both branches. The Whigs
have gained 2 Congressmen in the Morgan
and Clermont Districts, and have re-elected
Campbell and Hunter. The Locos have
gained, one only, in this District Tbe next
Ohio delegation will stand 10 Whig, 10 Loco,
and 1 Free-soil, (Giddings.)
An adjourned Meeting
Of the Fremont Literary Association, will
be held on the evening of Monday, October
21st inst, at the School-room of H. E. Clark.
CHAS. G. MUGG, Sec'y.
Two thousand two hundred and one lashes
were administered on board tbe U. S. sloop of
war Albany, which lately arrived at Boston,
after a cruise of about twenty-one months.
This multiplied by nine the number of ends
in a 'cat,' gives upwards of nineteeen thousand
eight hundred stripes. She was commanded
by Victory M. Randolph.
Great Mail Robbery.
...... Philadelphia Oct 13.
Three Pouches were stolen last night all
made up in New York yesterday, P. M. for
Wheeling, supposed to contain all letter from
that point to St. Louis.and intermediate points.
One to Richmond, Va. one to Wilmington, N.
The P. M. has received about a bushel of
opened letters, and several cheeks and drafts.
All the letters that contained money were
carried off. It is not known how the bags
were stolen from the Mail Car, nor is there
there any clue to the tbe thief. The robbery
took place between the Depot & Pond Ferry.
The amount of money stolen is variously esti
mated at from 20,000 to $100,000, and the
numberof letters opened obout 1,000. The
mail agent is much censured, but recently ap
pointed, the duties are new to him.
Philadelphia, Oct 15.
Four men have been arrested on charge of
robbing the mail, on Saturday night They
were examined at midnight and evidence of a
positive nature appeared against them.
t3T Gen. O. Hinton was brought before the
Circuit Court, and arraigned on four separate
indictments. He plead, 'not guilty.' Trial set
for Oct 23d.
Boston, Oct 12.
It is said that 9000 persons were at Jenny
Lind's concert last evening. She gives her
last concert to-night, and next week she sings
at Philadelphia, and on the 23d returns to
Bounty Land Bill.
Washington, Oct 4.
It has been decided by the proper author
ities that the warrants issued under the new
Bounty Land Bill are not assignable.
. oi .
23T Little 6eld has given up his exhibitions
of the wax figures of Parkman and Webster.
He appologises in the Boston Journal for hav
ing set up the bad trade of speculating on the
worst taste of community.
$3T The Staunton Virginia Spectator pub
lishes tbe following neat little squib, in which
there is perhaps as much truth as poetry:
" An outcast baby nation came
And keeling, cried, 'annex us!'
We listened to the foundling's claim
And took it home to vex us!
Now, grown to empire's lofty air,
No longer she respects us,
But like a prond, disdainful fair,
Contemns us and rejects us!
Now ask you, who? The muses swear
The old coquettor Takes us!"
. 0 r-
t3f From the cradle to the grave we are
the victims of taxation. The rich man has
bis property tax, the sailor his ship's tacks, the
disciple of Crispen his shoe tacks, the wig-wearer
his boll-tax, and the school-boy his syntax.
g3T A man who recently died in the Com
mercial Hospital, Cincinnati, from a gun-shot
wound, survived sixty-eight hours after the
ball had bassed through the right auricle of
the- heart! This- is certainly a remarkable
phenomenon in the history of surgery. "Up
on a post-mortem examination the ball was
found lodged iu tbe spinal bone, after passing
through the edge of the lung,
Dr. Lyman Beecher, in one of his lec
tures says; 'There is but one way of securing
universal equality to man and that is, to re
gard every honest employment as honorable,
and then for every man to learn, in whatsoev
er state he may be, therewith to be content,
and to fulfil with strict fidelity the duties of
his station, and to make every condition a post
3T New, bold, and aspiring ideas are born
only of a clear bead that stands over a glow
ing heart, as the most precious and juicy vines
grow on the sides of volcanoes.
3TThe deep cut on the Rail-road between
Dayton and Springfield must be something of
a job. The contractors say they have expend
ed $10,000 already for powder to blast the
10 Loafers make 1 grog-shop.
1 grogshop makes 50 drunkards.
50 drunkarks make 50 ruined families.
50 ruined families fill 1 poor-house and jail
1 poor-house and jail make 1 great bill of cost.
1 great bill of cost make one poor town.
1 poor town drains the county treasury;
1 bankrupt county is a great state tax
1 great state tax drains the national funds.
Safeguards for Steamboats.
An exchange says that the many disaster
which occur in steamboat navigation have
awakened much attention to the subject of
providing proper safeguards for life on such oc
currence. A writer in the National Intelli
gence suggests that each vessel be provided
with pieces of dry pine scantling, six inches
square, and six feet long, having a four inch
hole bored through the middle, and carefully
stopped at each end. This piece of timber
will weigh about forty-four pounds, and dis
place two cubic feet, or one hundred and
twenty-four pounds of water, making a differ
ence of eighty pounds, and which will be the
load required to sink it If the human head
averages ten pounds in weight this float will
support eight adults with their beads, out of
water, r or convenience of holding on, there
should be aBmallcord fastenened at the ends,
along two sides of the float and on riders,
promiscuously thrown overboard, several of
the where the stream would carry them
away. It should be attached by cords, and
a line to connect with a boat or an anchor, or
to the steamer; 20 of these floats' would fill
but forty cubic feet, and admit of compact
stowage. They might also be used for seats,
&c, for the deck passengers, with no small
improvement of their comfort These might
save, if each was fully loaded, 'one hundred
and sixty lives, But, making allowances for
everything.twenty floats might be estimated to
save one hundred persons from drowning.
Speaking of cheap things, it costs but a tri
fle to gel a wife, but doesn't she sometimes
turn out a Utile dear?
Paine the Gas Man Again.
This gentleman, who. created -considerable
excitement a short time since, and then retir
ed, has turned up again, and in a letter to the
Scientific American he says he has succeeded
entirely in keeping the secret of life discovery,
while no one has asserted claims adverse to
his priority of discovery. He has thus been
enabled to prosecute bis sesearches into elec
tricity, and announces another new discovery
as follows: .
"I now, with the same viewi and feelings
that 1 made tbe brst announcement have the
pleasure of stating that I have succeeded in
making certain bodies repenent, or repulsive
to water, when emmersed in it For instance
the whole surface of a vessel's bottom and
sides, (of a peculiar form) from a stern post to
the broadest cross-section, has, by a peculiar
electrical state, a repulsive action upon the
nuid, winch buoys it up, and consequently tbe
vessel has an onward motion so long as this
electrical action continues. This electrical ac
tion is furnished and continued by magnetic
electricity, and if the vessel's course is in a cir
cle, her motion will be perpetual"
He closes with this assurance :' ' '
"I am aware that I have opened a fine field
for learned bodies to practice scientific gam
bols in, and I have not yet forgotten the insult
and abuse which the first announcement
brought down upon my bead ; yet neverthe
less, I shall beep my secret till I accomplish
one more undertaking, tnougn the cry of "bum-
bug !" follow me to the mad house.
Henry M. Pans.
Absence off Mind.
Neander, the celebrated divine and scholar,
is a rrussian ot Jewish descent He has been
known to give away his coat to some coat
less medicant, while on his way to an evening
party ,and shortly after to make bis appearance
tiiere in a brown study, and quite unconscious
of his dishabile. Neandvr s careful sister had
taken away his old unmentionables from his
chair one night after he had retired to bed
and placed a new pair on the table close bv.
Wben be arose eaily in tbe morning to go to
to bis seven o'clock lecture, be either did not
see them or supposed them to belong to
somebody else ; certain it is, that be made his
appearance at tbe lecture, room in his long
trock coat and high topped boots, and other
wise perfectly dressed, if we expect the gar
ment usually considered indispensible. The
lecture went ott very well until an anxious
servant girl entered the room, and gliding up
to .Neander, plucked him by the rocking away j
another pull and bis equilibrium was in dan
ger" He turned round to her and for once
the students saw his beaming eyes wide open
in the depths of the cavities were hidden
his heavy black eye brows drawn up in
astonishment She whispered a few words
into his ear. "Woman he answered with dig
nity, "this is not a place to talk of pantaloons,
but of scientific theology," and resuming
his old position, be went on with his lecture
as if nothing had happened.
Every school-boy has a character. Let us
go among a group of them, and all doubts will
vanish. There are selfish Harry, lying Tom,
slovenly Peter, gluttonous Jim, sly . Charley,
cowardly Dick, and fighting Jack; as well as
generous George, truthful Joseph, and honest
Bob. - Ask for evidence that these descriptions
are truly applied, and we shall find the same
rules of judging are adopted here . that are
adopted among grown men. - There is a com
manding public- sentiment in every play
ground, and the same right principles that, se
cure for a grown man, and a great man, the
respect and confidence of his fellow cititizen,
will other things being equal' secure for a
boy the lore and confidence'bf other boys. A
long face may be put on a fawning or hypo
critical boy may play a game with au easy and
credulous teacher, and lor a while retain a
false place in his estimation. But the veil is
to thin. The true character comes out
broadly in the play-ground or on the ice, aud
the boy that deserves to be loved is loved. -As
it is among school-boys, so it is all the
world over. An honest and virtuous man
my sometimes be unjustly suspected, and tbe
breath of tbe slanderer may tarnish for a mo-
moment an innocent reputation ; but the right
side comes up sooner or later, and truth
The Fastest Foot-Race on Record,
The great foot-race which has been the chief
topic with "sporting men tor the week past,
took place' on the 30lh ult: Ine race was
$300,one mile. The contestants were,Hill,a boy
of only eighteen years old.of Tonwanda, and a
Canadian Indian, of Montreal,: a" celebrated
runner. Tbe Canadian Indian was exceeding
ly well made, with a strength oS limb and com
pactness of frame rarely sei-n; while Hill was
quite the ' contrary, wanting tbat tiling up
which age will give him. At the word they
went off very even, at a race-borse speed,
Hill outfooted the Canadian handsomely. He
made the first quarter in 55 seconds, con
tinued to lead to the half, in 2 minutes 15 se
conds. Just after passing the third quarter,
he was taken with cramping in the side, and
stopped-, having to be helped in. 1 be Cana
dian then -passed and made the mile in the un
precedented time of 4 minutes 33 seconds.
Had Hill held out for the mile, even faster
time would have been made.
Cask of Conscsience. Yesterday morn
ing an anonymous letter was received at . the
Mechanics' and Traders Bank of this city; con-r
taining the sum of $450. The writer, who is
evidently a Frenchman, states that seven
years ago he presented a check to the bank
for fifty dollars, and received by mistake five
hundred ; and that being desirous of giving
unto Caesar what belongs to Czesar, he takes
this opportunity of restoring to the. bank tbe
amount of which it had been unjustly depriv
ed. The conscience of the writer doubtless
left him no peace until be bad made the res
titution. N. O. Bee, 25th ult
Caution to Horse Siioers. In theMarine
Court in New York, last week, juudgment was
rendered in favor of the plaintiff for $100
damages, for alleged injury by the defendant
for the unskillful shoeing of a horse, wmcn re
suited in tbe death of the animal.
Odd Misprint. There is a pood sketch
in a late number of Dickens' Household words
entitled 'The Last of a Lonjr Line.' One of
our cotemporaries gives the heading thus
'The Last of a Long JSme'I
"Hassb, what's the matter?"
"Mine Got the sorrel wagon has run away
mit de green horse, and proke the axletre o ff
. . 11 1 . . .1 , ,
ie pricauoube.woaisvanuoy ue cpruer '"f fARPENTERS ean find Hand-saws, Draw
post across de way from de apple trees run, kmveg Bteei squares, try Squares, plane irons.
Yaupey, and stop de telegraph.
vot a beebles!'
Getting Insured. . '
The Boston Post relates a 'good un' of Ja
cob Baker, tbe old Quaker. who, hearing of the
lossot one 01 nis vessels which he had omitted
to get insured, wrote to a broker wilh whom '
be had spoken on the subject, as follows:
'Dear Friend: If thee has not filled un the
policy which I spoke of on Saturday ,thee need
not, as 1 Dave neara irom ine vessel.' .... ,
The broker, in fact had not filled up the
policy, but presuming from the tenor of Ja-.
cob's note, that his vessel was safe, and tempt
ed by what seemed a good chance to get hi
per ccntage without risk, he filled it up forth
with; and sent it to Jacob, with the assurance '
that it had been made, already for him on Sat
urday. On Monday morning, tbe first thing
that met his eyes on openiDg the newspaper,
was the loss of Jacob's vessel, which lie had ;
so wickedly insured on Sunday. Then, also,' he
discovered the cunning ambiguity of Jacob'
note 'I have heard from the vessel.
" Dancing. -
Blackwood's opinion upon male dancers 19
now worth quoting. He says of a man fond!
of shuffling and twirling himself out of the
dignity of step which nature gave him pick
ing his way through a quadrille, like a goos
upon red-hot bricks, or gyrating like a bad
teetotum in what English fashionables are
pleased to term a "valise.' 'I never see a man
thus engaged, without a fervent desire to kick
him!' ' ; ' - -
0 1 . : -'.
An English Dandy, who courted the fa
miliarity of Lord Chesterfield.elopo.-l to Grama
Green with an heiress, and after tin; nuptial
knot was tied, wrote thus to his lordship : '
"My dear Lord -I
am the happiest dog alive
... - Yours; - -Jack.
To which the wit responded-V. ' ,: f
Every dog has his day.
Yours, " Chksterfild. '
. 5T Louis Phillippe left an estate worth
twenty millions of dollars. r
FREMONT PRICE' CURRENT.-
- CORRECTED WKKIY.
Floor per barrrl
Corn per bnihel . .............
Oata per bnshef
Batter per pound
Epfffl per dozen... .........
Cheese per pomid. ..v.
Lard per pound...... ....
Salt per barrel!. .......... ...
Hides per pound. .... ....
Flax seed per bushel.........
.Timothy aeed per bu...... ...
Clovomeed per bu. ... .......
. Pork per barrell.... .... ..
Hams smolted per pound. .
Beane per bushel.. ..
Onions per bashel. ....
Apples dried.... ........ .... .
Beeswax per pound.... .... ...
Tallow per pound.
Staves Pipes per M.....
Hhd per M.. .........
Bbl per M...
Blackwalnut Lumber per M...
, ....4 00
...-.4 a 8
McAIister? All-Healing Ointment.
It is not often that we allow ourselves to speak ia
nrall. Al,nrrtl n..l tnullnln.. nf lit. A.,- Un -
owing to the many testimonials of praise that we
hear daily concerning McAltster's Alt Healing
have - never seed or seen ' medicine as in name so
applicable .s this medicine. . It is mdeed truly as
tonishing to see. what virtue is imparted is so simpta
yet powerful a remedy. For burns, bruises, scald
all diseases of the skin, and inflammations we be
lieve it has no eqaal. Call and get a pamphlet ia
tbe hands of agents . " ,-
pr ;r BARRELS Common, White and Fine Gray
OO Plaster, just received, and for sale by
S. BUCKLAND & CO.
Fremont, October 19, 1850.
BY a Jala Law, Congress ha graatsd Bounty
Lands to all officers and privates whosesved ia
Indian Wars since 1790, according to their term of
service, or their widows or heirs in ease of death..
The subscriber is in possession of all necessary.
papers and information requisite to obtain these war
rants, and tenders his services for this business.
C. EDGERTON, Atl'y Law.
Fremont, Oct. 19, 1850 3i.-ff v -
Tn Former flnmnatriAts in Arms.
My JSr other Ufficer ana bolater;. .,...
No more let Patriots declare.. ..... .
That 'Republic's ungrateful are,' ...
ror you anu 1, wno lougnt nuu oiuu
And for the Heirs of the brave dead ,
Our Country has provision made. -. , .'....... '
Tbe Land Bill, late by Congress pftss'd. -. ..
And graded as in service class'd'
From Forty to a' Quarter Stctiou-r- ,
Is tendered to us for selection
Of good, rich soil; (not rough nor thorny)
From Maine to golden Kally-forflyt; ? .
Just call on me, SSTAnd get your ana 4 1
I am vour servant to command-'" ,
True as the needle to the pole
So true you'll find
LAND AGENT CROWELL.
Fremont Oct 19. 1850.
NOTICE is hereby given that a petition will be
presented to the Commissioners of Sandusky
county, at their next session, praying for the loca
tion end opening of new road as follows: Com
mencingat the north-east corner of section No. 30,
Jackson township, running thence south nearly two
miles, to Jeeee Mowry's Isnd, then making an an
gle to the right, (twenty rods more or less) to intar-
BCUl uiBmuuij nira. - " -
f T"1H E Board of School Examiners, for this Coun
L tv. will assemble on Saturday, Oct I9th, at
the School Room of F. S. White, in the basement
of the Methodist Church, at 3 o'clock, P. M The
sessions of ths Board will be held at the same place,
oa sucessive Saturdays, at the hour mentioned
above, for eight weeks. By order of the Board.
F. S. WHITE, Clerk,
Fremont, October 12, 185031:4 . ; - -
TTTOTTT XI racnBtfiillv nnnnnf thai he hss
W Removed bis Shop, one door
South of Leppelman's Jewelry Shop,
opposite Head Quarters, where he will be happy
to wait on his old customers and all who aeed any
thing in his line. rn
If vou want you garments made up RIGHT,
and after the Latest Fashion you must call on
N. B. Particular attention paid to cutting, and
warranted to fit if properly made up.
Fremont, April 28. 1849.
. r.Tni) 17 I IV A n F.rTnTTSR nnm Arm
X pied by E. N. Cook, iu Fremont. Possession,
ifiveu the 6th October next. Apply to .
g R. P. BUCKLAND.
Fremont. Sept. 21 M 50. 28
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