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FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, JANUARY 5, fS3
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Frejoont, July 2ith, 1853. ly.
TO THE PATRONS OF THE
FREMONT WEEKLY FREEMAN,
JANUARY 1, 1853.
Again, has another year gone by
Again has a year been buried ;
And with it many in Charon's boat.
Have over the Styx been ferried.
And the Lethe's waters have many drank
Who once toiled in this vale of sorrow
Whose cares and sorrows are all forgot,
In the land that knows no morrow.
And Time speeds on and the seasons change,
As the years pass swift away;
And people and nations are changing too
As man and the eartu grows gray,
For Six thousand years are well nigh gone,
Since the sun shone on this world
A shapeless mass without form and void,
From the hand of its Maker hurled.
But form was given, and shape, nnd strength ;
And the Jiarlli was the borne ot men,
And scenes both curious and dark, and wild,
Have come and have cone since then.
And natter for sport and matter for grief,
As man lias been master or slave,
Has sure been enough, to occupy well,
Poor mortals this side of the grave.
But farwell now to dead old Past,
And its records, time-worn and dim,
We've enough to think of the year just gone,
Without thinking just now of him.
And while the sound ot a knell is heard
And the chant of the new-born year,
Let us think of the deeds of old '52
While in view of his frozen bier.
Now we speak of mighty deeds,
Such as a heedless mortal heads;
For many such we have passed through,
In the rare old days of '52,
There were many meetings of old an' young;
Kelitnous, political sonirs were sun?.
And speeches for buukum, and speeches for
By worn out candidates laid on the shelf,
All in Hie nicest contusion.
There were party meetings, and party broils
Leaders all grabbing to sieze the spoils,
Promising this and denouncing that,
All for (he sake of the offices fat,
Which the dear people most safely kept,
And with a vigilance that never slept,
Guarded the prize till their eyes were dim.
jih "hosts of (jtiiruiners and Oalphins i;rim,
And were led to a wren? conclusion.
And elections came, and elections went
Political circi'lurs out were sent
To atht-r the clans of the paity now.
To meet at their altars, and vow a vow.
To nVhl together to quit private broils,
To be bound tojelher by party spoils:
"'A powerful bund," s an ancient said,
blessings fall on his lioary head,
For s'.:ci an honest assertion.
But let that pass, for the deed whs done
The buttle as fought and the viet'iy won.
:'ome were elected and some were n t,
And among the latter was General Scott.
Well! he was certainly "done up brown,"
And once more caught with his "breeches
And ever since that last sad defeat,
Whiggery's lips have hung down 'a feet,"
At its most awful dispersion.
And Pierce and King have taken the helm.
Four years to guide this republican realm;
But principles live, though Party be slain
'Truth crushed to eaith must soon rise again."
And the ladies too, they have went it strong,
And in conventions, both loud and long
Have battled for "Bloomers" and "Womans
And the privilege of seeing home, "sparking
Some fancy young man, not yet out of his
Troubled with love, but more troubled with
And for carrying out one of Miss Lucy's sug
gestions, To have the rich privilege of popping the
And leading to Hymen's'altar,
Him, whom ihe womens' rights leaders have
And proofs both from men arid the good book
To prove that us men are but pitiless "lores,"
Fit but to do only menial chores;
And that they themselves are superior crca
Superior in mind as they sure are in features.
And they think themselves able to guide the
Without the assistance of helper or mate,
Who may be of the masculine gender.
Usurp their lost power recover their rights
rut down their husbands, and put on the
O ! when this woman's Millenium comes,
And women shall rule in our councils and
Then, won't they go on a "bender ?"
Certain they will, and who shall say nay .'
When the old cat is gone, then the mice can
Won't the men then be led by a halter ?
Yet the ladies dear we must ever fancy,
Although some Julia, or Jane, or Nancv,
May think it quite right to wear Bloomers and
Let them dress as they please, don't they
please us hi toto ?
And we're bound to love them as sure as
For aint they all angels ? Oh yes ! (in a horn :)
But we hope the ladies will take no exceptions,
For, to tell the plain truth, we're not used to
And would not them now wish to flatter.
Yet some are thus bad, and they one day
will grieve 4t,
To say so, and sometimes dear souls they be-
. lieve it
But pardon us now if a truth we dare utter-
Saw you er'er an Angel eat bread and butter,
But now, just to make some obsurdities clear,
Last year was anciently called the 'Leap Year,'
And 'raong the srreat many that hunted 'a lark,
Didn't some few take 'a leap in the dark,"
In some matrimonial matter.
This marrying and
giving in marriage ia i
From what information we're able to gather,
For better or worse, as the ministers say it
(But more worse than belter as coolly we
And that bachelors are of these blessings
That are found in the married state,(over the
But a free life for us, and let those reap that
Who marry in haste and repent at their
But enough of Philosophy, Morals and Piety,
Hav'nt you now had enough of sobriety ?
As the gathering cycle of ages speed
So still and so silent that few give heed
Gathering gloom as it wheels along,
Chiming eternal their solemn song
The same that began amid grief amid din
Will be chanted for aye, is 'we gather them in.
Have they then gathered in who have gone
wun me year
Who have sighed theii last sigh who have
wept their last tear.
Bitter and wild crowd the memories on,
As we pond'r in grisf on the days that are crone,
With the joy of to day we must mingle the
For the lov'd and the lost who once met with
And whose places are void in our homes, and
Sleep the sleep that never wakes with Earth's
damp on their brow.
Every year is thus froutrht, but that iust fled,
Has bad double its share of illustrious dead ;
And a Nation afar has been stricken with woe,
When she heard that the mighty in Death
was laid low
That Xapoleon's conqueror-Britannia's pride,
And the King and the Peasant slent side bv
And the cry of their anguish was heard on the
That at mid-day or mid-night swept shriek-
Our people too, have felt the Spoiler's hand
Who hatb laid low the noblest of our land
To his last home has Harry Clay been borne,
And by his loss the nation has been shorne
Of the most lov'd most cherished of them all,
vv ho have served their country when m camp
God rest thee ! Harry, in thy last lone sleeo.
Whilst at thy tomb we mourning vigils keep.
ravorea Dy tortune and Dy us cares t.
How we did love thee Giant of the West!
And we can but sorrow when we think that
Through thy whole life to Slander had to bow,
lo the low malice of designing knaves
Not noble freeman but mere party slaves'
But rest thee now, thy labors all are o'er,
And scathing slandprs thou wilt fear no more ;
And the whole nation mourns thy tragic end.
And with their praises bitter tears yet blend,
Vet stampped upou our breasts shall ever be
Which burnsev'n now upon the shrine of fame.
And in the 'good time coming' which this na
Thy tomb will be among the Meccas of the
Hark ye! how mournfully
Swells on the air
A dirge, sad and solemn;
Why chant they it there?
Bv the shore of old ocean
All shrouded in gloom.
Build him a tomb.
Sadly and solemnly,
Gaze on that brow
Once full of thought;
Yet how pale is it now.
Pour forth thy tears
Now 'tis manly to weep
Webster the god-like,
Now sleeps his last sleep.
In anguish and bitterness,
Mourn we him here
In this house of the dead
And the pall and the bier.
And sadly we linger
To gaze on him yet,
Ere we shroud him in darkness
Whose last Sun is set.
Yet we mourn not all hopeless
As we chant the sad strain.
We remember, Oh! gladly,
He lived not in vain,
And a sad people gather.
To weep o'er the grave
Of him who toiled daily,
The Union to save,
Leave we now this solemn strain,
To sing of mirth and joy again.
As the happy hours fast flee away
On this glorious New Year's day
May each heart be filled with gladness,
Free from every thought of sadness
Be our patrons minds and faces ;
And in high and lowly places
Every where both far and near,
Be felt the joys of the glad New Year.
'Mong the changes past and passing
Some quite pleasant some harassing
Some for better some for worse
Some a blessing some a curse
Is a change which late come o'er us
In the newspaper before us.
And now we say that the Freenian
Of which ForKE was lately the man
Has changed hands yet once again
And is published now by J. M. M.visf.
And we ask its patrons former,
Aid to give no less the warmer;
Besides we hope there is no such feeling
On the public mind now stealing
That our party's gone to Texas
(Tis said so now and then to vex us,)
For we surely think our host
Has not yet given up the ghost.
But cheer up Whigs and don't be spunked,
What though we were almost "skunked."
Think desponding, of the fable
Phenix like will yet be able,
From our ashes yet to rise,
In which, low the party lies,
And in four years more may we,
Victory on our banner see.
Onward, vet onward I'm trudging again,
Sini'ina now itivfu! mm mournful a strain,
Willi a hearlfui of ghiducss a iii-jittli lull of
I wish you much happiness all the year long,
And a Happy New Year full of mirth and of
Is the last and best wish of the Carrier Boy
III i 0 c 1 1 a n t a a a .
For the Freeman.
There is something mysterious in the pecu
liar power which fashion exercises over our
tastes and feelings. It seems as though any
change in dress, no matter how absurd, if
once understood to be fashionable, takes im
mediately the form of beauty upon it, and
becomes a graceful and necessary article of
apparel, until some more absurd change
crowds it into oblivion, and its hideous defor
ity then suddenly becomes apparent to the
eye, that before could only discover good
taste prevailing throughout its every linea
ment. It is true that a small number of that
class whom the world stigmatize with the ap
pellation of 'Anti-Progressionists,' turn up
their noses at the proposed innovation, and
straightway put forth a 'declaration of war' to
the knife,' against such sn absurdity. But
fashion triumphs, and we behold its most in
veierate enemies its willing cut unconscious
The style in which our ancestors clad them
selves a half century ago, appears to us,(their
enterprising descendants,) ridiculous in the
extreme; although considered by them, the
plus ultra of refined taste. And, on the
contrary, could one of our lavender-water
dandies have suddenly made his appearance
in Broadway, N. Y., at the commencement of
the 17th century, he would have offorded as
much amusement to our staid ancestors of
that age, as would a native of the Fegce
Islands, preambulaling the streets of our own
peaceful and quiet little village. Then,
gentlemen dressed in 'tights,' silk stockings
and low shoes ornamented with large, showy,
gilt buckles, coats cut a la Quaker, trimmed
with metal buttons about the size of a cup
plate, and to put the finishing stroke cf good
taste to the dress, and impart proper dignity
to the appearance, the hair was suffered to at
tain an extraordinary length and then bound
up in a queue, (denominated by the vulgar a
pig's tail) having first been bountifully be
sprinkled with a white powder, which impar
ted the appearance to the wearer of having
thrust his head into a barrel of flower; though
in some instances the hair was entirely con
cealed by a wig, done up and bepowdered as
before described. Kow, the hair is deprived
of the ornamental powder, and cut as closely
to the head as can conveniently be ; the 'tights,'
knee-buckles, shoes, etc., have given place to
pants, boots, and coats of almost every imag
inable cut and color, and the general appear
ance of the man now is as nearly analagous to
what it was fifty years ago, as that of a craw
fish to a teraupin.
We cannot censure this love of change as iu
any manner criminal, in asmuch as it is only
the exercise of those desires for novelty which
the -Creator has implanted in our minds.
But we must not forget that the same boun
tiful being has supplied us with an equally
powerful feeling in our admiration of, and de
sire for physical excellence ; or, as it is term
And it is strange that the former feelings
can so far overcome the latter that, as to ren
der the hump of a camel a tasteful append
age, and the stiff, awkward appearance and
motion imparted to the human frame by be
ing encircled with a yard of stiffly starched
linen, just where the head attaches to the
body, the ar excellence of grace and beauty.
But perhaps the solution of the problem may
be found in the theory of some authors, that
the idea of beauty is not susceptible of being
reduced to any fixed rules. TIMOTHY.
Young ladies or wore elderly women, who
contemplate marrying at all, as most ladies do,
ought to reflect seriously that in forming fam
ily relations the driuking habit must be exclu
ded, or misery, shame and disgrace, are inevi
table. We Caution in the fear of God nay,
we feel no hesitancy in warning young women,
whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated,
never ro accept for a husband any man who
drinks ardent spirits, however modorately."
And we warn all men addicted to the vile
habit of drinking to excess,or even moderation,
that in proposing marriage to a lady properly
informed, he insults her. The promise of
such a man to love, protect, cherish, and keep
her lu sickness and in health, is solemn mock
ery, it is a fraud of the meanest kind, practised
upon an unsuspecting, confiding and innocent
female. Ma)' heaven save the rising genera
tion of females from that worst of earthly
afflictions, that sorest of all degradations,
drunken husbands. Temperance Journal.
A juror, who. was sitting in a case in which
a widow, who was young and pretty claimed
damages in the sum of $20,000 fur certain
trespasses committed by the defendant, gave
a reason for being in favor of giving a ver
dict for the full amount, to which the other
jurors objected, that in case of the other
jurors agreeing with him, he intended to court
and marry the widow. As damages were
only given for half the Bum, the juror said
he could not attord to mafie tue sacrifice.
To injure a man's sight, there is nothing
worse than a sudden wealth. Let a wood-
sawyer draw a ten thousand dollar prize, and
in less than a month he will not be able to
recognize evc-n the man that "used to go se
curity for him"
A Lesson from Real Life.
One, two, almost three weeks have elapBed We have had the pleasure of listening to a
and found me without a subject. I have letter written in Persia to a gentleman in Bos
wandered wildly, almost madly around, but ! ton, which gives an account of some recent
can find none to suit me. But something and interesting discoveries in that countrv
must be written, I will try to depict an inci
dent in real lite, trom winch 1 derived much
profit. I beheld a young wife and mother
leaning upon the strong arm of him, whom of
all on earth, she idolized most, save the infant
which she pressed to her bosom, and her very
eyes seemed to speak her joy. And the proud
and happy father, as he bent o'er them both,
thought that nothing could be added to ren
der them happier. But while they drank
deeply of the bliss which they imagined noth
ing could mar, they forgot that our Father
Supreme, who orders everlhing wisely, might
some day take away their jewel, and leave
them, as they would think lorever miserable.
And truly life has few scenes more mournful.
A mother when she hears the hard clods fall
ing upon the coflin of her idolized, perhaps
her only child and that a noble boy feels
as if ber heart would break. And when all
is ever, even when the cold, yellow clay is
smoothed over her precious child, she deems
it impossible that she is childless. Her tho'ts
wonder; for a while she is lost, and expects
on ner return to meet her darling, to smootli
tue dark hair trom Ins broad, wuite forehead.
and as is her custom, kiss his rosy cheeks.
rorgettul ot uer gnet, her heart is once more
filled with happiness. But w hen she reaches
her home, which only a little while ago she
thought the sweetest place on earth, but which
now seems so miserable, the stern reality i9
teit in ail its force. And who could bear her
half suppressed screams, deep groans and
heart-rending sighs as she beholds a little
shoe, cradle, toy, his little cap, or something
which reminds her of her child, and nut feel
that such misery is all the human heart can
6ear? But where all this time is the heart
broken fathei ? His grief, unlike the moth
er's, though just as deep, is silent. When he
reminds her that the Almighty God, Father
of all, has wisely taken their child, she is sooth
ed, and kneeling, they offer up a long and fer
vent prayer. Then are heard the wocds,
"Father, thy will be done." They are not,
as iormcrly, gay aud joyous, but peace and
resignation reign. And they have learned
that should their benignant Father bestow up
ou them another precious gift, they should not
worship it alone.
I have dwelt long, very, on thi subject.
I was going to say, when I begun, that such
a subject was too dark and gloomy for one of
my gay disposition. But I have learned this
lesson from it When suffering under grief
indescribable, we are always soothed by otter
ing a prayer to God, which convinces us that
our prayers are not unheard.
Mysteries of Sadness.
Who that reads the following beautiful
passage from an accomplished writer, will not
bear witness to the correctness of the des
cription; Y ho hath not bad experience as
thus truthfully portrayed ?
'Ihereisa mysterious feeling that fre
quently passes like a cloud over the spirits.
it comes upon the soul in the busy bustle of
life, to the social circle in the calm and silent
retreats of solitude. It powers are alike su
preme over the weak and iron-hearted. At
one time, it is caused by the flittering of a sin
gle thought across the mind. A sound will
come booming over the ocean of memory,
gloomy and soUmn as the death-knell, over
whelming all the bright hopes and sunny
feelings of the heart. Who can describe it?
and yet, who has not felt its bewildering in
fluence ? Still, it is a delicious sort of sorrow ;
and, like a cloud dimming the sunshine on the
river, although causing a momentary shade
of gloom, it embraces the beauty of returning
33 It was the ordinary practice of John
Knox to rend every day some chapters of the
Old and New Testament, to which he added
a certain number of the Psalms of David, the
whole of which he perused regularly once a
month. During his last sickness, he had read
to him every day, the seventeenth chapter of
the Gospel of John, and the fifty-third of
Isaiah, and a chapter of the Ephesians.
Through the belief and love of this truth, he
triumphed gloriously in the last struggles.
His language was, 'I shall change this mortal
and miserable life for a blessed immortality,
through Jesus Christ.'
- - y
An Irishman attempted to put a yoke on
a pig. He had cbrnered the grunter in a
room having a glazed window, when the ani
mal, believing that his freedom was about to
infringed upon, went with a single bound
through the window. "Drat it," said ihe old
man, looking after him for a moment, "I've
got your dimensions 7 by 9 exactly."
Truman Smith, of Connecticut, has perpe
trated a very Son mot. lie has lately mar
ried a Southern lady, it will be recollected.
Some one, by way of quizzing him, asked him
how many slaves were owned by his wife.
"She has but oif slave," was gallaDt reply of
u. tii:. i..- : : i : .1.. T..
lUT. LiUJhlll Utility IIUJ.'I iO.'liru in in j
for declaiming against some articles which j ,0'"
the King's Majesty had sought to be establish-1 jT'W all.' said a softheaded, b'.ubbeivug
ed, end having written hisadology in verse , Jollut him the oilier duv, "Suke has j;iii me
to the king, upon whicn followed his deliver- i ,,e sa,.Jj ,y gravy I've lost her.' "I.oM Iter
ance, a companion of his remarked, that 'he ; )ow ? inquired his sympathizing fiiend." '
went into the tower by reson but came out ! igjj (lie soft soap on to her thick that the
by rhyme." j critter got eo pruud bh oitld'nt speak lo
The Austrian government have rcs'.i'.vcd.that,
as the leaves of certain trees are smoked in
Hungary, instead of Tobacco, all vegetable
productions used as substitutes shall bear the
same tax as tobacco.
3T A medicine 'warranted to bring the
hair out,' taok the hair all out of a gentle
man's head at Galena recently, leaving him
A wise man, as well as witty, was Theodore
Hook, when ke told the alderman who had
already surfeited him, and yet pressed him
to partake f still another course. "I thank
vou but if it's t'.ie same, to you, I'll take the
rest in money."
Interesting Discoveries in Persia.
f he writer is a scientific gentleman of the
highest standing.an American.and one whose
position in Persia is a pledge of the correct
ness of his details.
The line between Persia and Turkey has
not been defined with that exac tness which
peace and security demand; and soldier have,
by both Gevernnients, been placed upon the
disputed territory to defend the rights of Tur
key and Persia. And for many years, the
soldiers have been in the practice of coming;
into collision. - To avoia this bloodshed, and
settle definitely the boundary line between
the nations, England and Russia Lave induc
ed Persia to consent to a mixed commission.
which should embrace England, Russia and
Persia. That commission ia now engaged in
establishing the line between Bersia and Tur
key. Col. Williams, well known to many
Americans, and a man of character and tal
ent, is the English commissioner. '
In the prosecution of this work, the com
missioners have come upon the remains of the
ancient palace, Shusan, raentined in the sa
cred books of Eisther and Daniel, together
with the tomb of Daniel the Prophet. The
locality answers to the received tradition of
its position, und the internal evidence, arising
from its correspondence with the description
of the palace recorded in the sacred history,
amount, almost to a demonstration. 1 The rea
der can turn to Esther, ch. I. v. 6. There? he
will read of a 'pavement of red, and blue, and
white, and black marble in that palace.'- That
pavement still exists, and, as described by
Col. Williams, corresponds to the description
given thus in the sacred history. And in the
marble columns, dilapidated ruins, the sculp
ture, nnd the remaining marks of greatness
and glory that are scatterred around, the
commissioners read the exact truth of the
record made by the sacred penman. . . , ,
Hot lar trom the palace stands a tomb; on
it is sculptured the figure of a man bound
hand and fool, with a huge lion in the act of
springing upon hi in to devour him. No his
tory could speat more graphically the story of
Daciel in the Lion's Den.
The commissioners have with them an able
corps of engineers and scientific men, and
most interesting discoveries mav be expected.
The Persian arrow-heads are found upon Xba
palaee and the tomb, ulass bottles, elegant
as those placed upon the toilet table of the
ladies of our day, have been discovered, with
other indications of art and refinement, which
bear out the statements of our Bible. Thus,
twenty-five hundred years after the historians
of Esther and Daniel made their records their
histories are verified by the peaceful move
ments of the nations of our day.
Sir Thomas Moore remarked to the execu
tioner, by whom be was to perish, that the
scaffold was extremely weak; "I pray you,
friend, see me up safe," said he, "and for com
ing down, let me shift for myself!" .'
We have artificial teeth, artificial hair, eyes
calves, hips, noses; and artificial religion and
morality. We believe that some young ladies
must wear artificial heads, as we read of a
young lady whose head was turned by 'a
youug man. Now, if her head was turned,
it was probably done in a lathe by a regular
If your sister, while tenderly engaged in
conversation will her sweet-heart asks you to
bring a glass of water from an adjoining
room, you can start on the errand, but .you
need not return. You will Dot be missed,
that's certain we're seen it tried.
When Lord Eldon brought in a bill f r re
straining the liberty of the press, a member
moved as an additional clause, that all annoy
mous works should have the name of the
author printed on the title page.
A poor, seedy, half-pay captain, who was
much given to blabbing all he beard, was told
there was but one secret in the world be could
keep, and that was where he lodged.
A person once said to a father, whose son
was noted for his laziness, that . he thought
his son very mach afraid of his work.
"Afraid of his work!" replied the father,
"not at all, he will down and go to sleep close
by the side of it."
A wag hearing that in 1830 the brewers
consumed seven hundred thousand quarters
of birley less than there were used in . 1 J30,
and yet made a million barrels more beer,
asked very pertinently, which : bad grown
smaller, the barrels or the beer. ., - .
3rPresiJent Fillmore has tendered to
the Hon. John L. Helm, of Kentucky, the rj -pointmeut
of L'inil Comis-joiier in Cniii'ornii,
in plice of Hon. tiuslavus A. Henry . of Tc'U'
see, who declined it. Gov. Helm h;.s not yu
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JC3T"Thc London papers report that tha
Russians have met with a most disastpu de
feat in Circassia. The Russians it 4s said lost
20,000 men and 100 guns in a battle ith the
united Circassian forces under the leadership
of Bey. " ,
The Austrian government are making pre
parations to check the progress of Louis Na
poleon, while the French were adopting mea
sures for the subjugation of Piedmont
jS3?"It is said that President Pierce has sent
for Senator Hunter of Va., and that the latter
gen tlerann has left Washington for Concord,
X. II., on the C3d. Of course, if this be so,
the consultation wil be about political aEairSv