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a "'-! MAUMEE CITY; '
CUSTOM .HOUSE.'-OFFH'JBv wrfi e
r-'!Wll !-ii;Canill street .'on 1U u:oV
viV ;;STATB LAND Of
! '!" t,REEt,fc HU3MBRJ bfi5.i
ook It Job Printers; Maumee Express Office,
nt tsw'aW ' WOlcott Btreet. -I l v n-.m, i
; ''H. VHOSMEJ "'il'; '
attorney k. Counsellor at awComiiercial
Buildings.' i, '
, f U,-., DANIEL F. COOK,
:; .... a Attorney and Counsellor at Law. .. t .
i ri Attornies & Counsellors at LnWin,
f it'J Attorney and Counsellor at Law
. HEN It Y REED, ; ,
13 fAttornev and Counsellor at Law ' '
.!.:; .i)ANlEt"o. MorToN,
j,,., Attorney, Counsellor and Solicitor.' , J
i oieuo, unio.
jys-- -NA'A'HAN: RATHBUN,
tri'Wii mT Justice of the Peace. ,r: :, f --,.-(
trr.i xJS (iHOKATIO CONANT,"
sJi.au lUiiii , Justice of the Peace. r.-r-i-uu-t
' VANf EVERY b MATTHEWS. !
? Physicians and Surgeons, Detroit street.1''
Physician and Surgeon,
i-DAVID B. SCOTT -J
n) ?' PhysiciafPaiid Surgeon;1 '(
forwarding arid" .Commission, Merchants,
7't-Water street.' - " -""'-'
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o Forwarding and , Commission Merchants, ,
i, .) !! . vyttterstreet.H
;;ri:,;iiFOR5jYTH fa, HAZARD, ;....
, Forwarding' -and Commission Merchants
o.'i:'vr a t-1 Water street, e.iola '"iirniii
F. VV. LAW60N Sc CO.
Forwarding'" fand ' Comrhiasiorl Merchants,
is .1 Water Street.'-11-1 im-Vi kmh U
..I UMTH & CO. ' '
I Forwarding, and ' Commission Merchants, ,
f " Water street. - ' '
oc!t E.. FA1UA1AN,:. ji-..-.---:h;i
Dry Good, and Variety1 Store,' Commercial.
-1, Buildings. ; t.
l -.i. . ia .in .. liEVI UEEUEE, s u viVr ''.
Qroceries, Books and Stationary, Commercial
nnui nun "ill ."' Buildings.' v v.ii i;i"in
WISVVELL & JiOY.NTON,
DeaTers hi Hardworo, Hollow-ware, Tin-ware
and Cutlery, Commcrcml Buildings. .
-1 HARRINGTON k HUNTER.
Dealers in .Groceries, Provisione, &c."St.c.
f. , , ;.' Hotel Buildi n.
i...oos.;j, SPENCER. & .MOORE, , 1 t
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries b Crockery.'
f...'.,t. ',,... - Erie street. . , .....
u ,tv; ELISHA MACK, -. ., :
Dealer in Dry Goods Groceries and Crockery,
t. " - Front street. ,
T' , . Gi &. W.' RICHARDSON, : .
I Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, be. See.'
T,. '. .... Erie street. ,
i ' O. WlLTAMS, .r- : .
Dry Goodsi Groceries, Hardware, Crockery,
f..-, ... . &c. Erie street. .,;.'. j s.'-'.hiM
I -r . ACKER tc, KANADY, , ( .
?Dry. Goods; Groceries, Clothing 4cc. &c,:
I (" 7 ,. ; J' Canal street. .
Vo' it" .! IRA . WHITE,;;- .,, .slvl,.','i)
j Dry Goods, Books be. Wolcott street. . ,
H T. W. CROWELLj - - "
Dealer ih Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
f ja v Boots, Shoes, &e. Wolcott Btreet. ' "
fr-' ltlA 1ST A, I? A III.
Dealers iii Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery
&c. wolcott street.
; .i , ;
1 !,'." jo i..iG. C- NOBLE,;v:i-'..t
; Groceries Provisions, vWoloott streoU.i
(- 9riii,f!jJii,iA,-.U.. WlLLlAJH!S,i 4J-.'i
lirtuhuqrGroceries and Provisions.'" v.i
? ;':-:' ':r'-:j-;'R-JIASTINGJS,V;:;;: 't'-' r;
ayloofceries ana' Provisiorm.' -m
Bootj, Siloes, Dry Goods,, Groceries, Paints,
iv.ljt'irt y Oils be. Front st."-.' -t, r'.
I - BOYNTON b GANNETT,, a .O
j Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Hardware
y 'f ' "rl,''i '-fcc. Front 'street: ; 1 . .
m":) A. , L, HACKLEY j. j , ;v;
. Wholesale and.Retail dealer in Dry Goods,
" : "" Wolcott street, '..rr ".- '
........ jr.. hxrt? i -- - fir a i lt ? -
dealers in Dry'.TJoodai Groceries, Hardware,
. Watoli Maker, Jeweller be. Erie street
.W Hib t Jv.S. MEACHAMf :-'i
Tailor, over the -old. Pose Office, Erie street.
0. S. CASE, '- i'
t jTailorcbrner of Erieand Conant streets.
- t Wi ALLEN b GIIiliONSj stt -Arms :
f &i Orbeerier arid. Provisions, "Erie Street, id :
3 -i GRIFFITH b' TYLERS. -" '
"Dealers iq Groceries,' Liquors arid Provisions,
jGnbjnBt..nd Chair Factory . Gilding, Gluing.
J-t..' bo-Detroit Street. j
la ii js,i u FORSYTH b HULL,"
'Dealefi )'ri Dry Goods, Crockery b Hardware.
Si, 3.-Ec SHEPARD, t
Sash and Blind Manufacturercornerof Tap
X'giii mi yan and Summit street.?! vtnX.
101 6Ti JEFFERSON HOUSB,;--iCT
'."yobert Power; Erid street.-1
Charles D. Foster, Canal street,! ,
. - CENTRAL HOUSE, . . . ,. ,
i a aiis'.EIijah Clarke Eriestreetj am h
hextu AMERICAN HOUSEr"'!'-""
wq ,yH:aSteele! WoTcbtt : streetV" ei
Jw T'rfl M PERRYSBURGi bmw SmmO 1
. . 'Utprnies and CoiihsellorS at La
t'i if Attorney and Cogniielrof at Lawy: :s
tJ'niT Jpggph Crops; Louisiana Avenue.' if
t., a';j,rA ,DOAN &z EARL- '
' Fofwardirigr find CommissioH'Merchi
ti' ' . .., -tiUiiitt-r.UJSAW..-. ...i
Z gi'lberx'.be a'cb(..';'; !.
.Jwi toof-Growiw.PrepeipDS.fof ;' f.'T "rv.'' PLCOT'T,: Cf
- - -- , inii . . .k u k-4 ia u v - ii ii urn 'j v
.r!i 01 NEW, ESTABLISHMENT.',-,';:.',:.
GROCERlES.rAND,., FR.0 VISIONS
. Harrington it. Hunter, rospeotfully.an
nounce to tlie public, that they Iwve recently
opened a splendid selection of Groceries and
Provisions, corner of. Jackson and , Wavne stP.
HpteJ building?, where almost every article in
their lime can be furnished at reduced nricea
or- casnt, bin, ,-,:!, ,,j ;n ,,,, f ,
N. B. Person.s desirous to contract for large,
supplies,, will find it to their .adyantage to give
us a call. 7 , Liberal anvances on Copsignments
v Refer to, Tufti Pari;. Cleveland .
Smii, Newark McElvain di'Hunter, Colum-
.jwaumee uity. uuio, jHay V4th, Ijaa. .iv
STRAL LAMPS. A" newt cheap and
J. jl, Deamiiui anicie, lorsaie oy ...
-iiu w WiSWBLL51tCl)..t
JuiieU"'' ,J'" " Commercial Buildings,
NE W A N I) OH DAP UUOUfJ The kuhi
seribers are how receiving direct from
New York,1 and opening at theirnewvetore,
three doora east of the post office, a large and
general aseortinent of merchandite, consisting
oi ary gooosy groceries, hard-ware, cutlery
queens-ware, books, boots, shoes, bntef and
bonnets." :" Javro! us Ju;. .m- ..- jij jiiil ,!)iwil
Also a large and general assortment of Jrugw
medicines,; paints, and dye-stutts.i i-Vu,.
' CASTINGS Such as hollow-ware ana
stone' ware'11'1"111' J lnJniH.jl o:.)':sih:iiihii ,
" AH of which will'be sold extremely ;low fot
the readyy such' Is cash-elr country produce.
i here is also a tin and copper factory con
nected with the above establishment r 'where
the public can always be accommodated with
ware1 whole ale and retail also' with job
worn at tne jnortest notice and best -stylo, '
Now as the subscribers flatter themselves
that iii quality and quantity their stock Is not
surpassed by any in the Maumee talley, and
as they intend malting Maumee city their per
manent residence,' ahey1 hope -to, share'with
their friends and th'e :pnhlic in a liberal pat
ronage.' "'i "' O.' WILLIAMS & CO. :l
Maumee city, Jmie, 1N17. 1 ' ''-.'fi '"tf
DANIEL F, COOK 1 r ,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, office over
'i ' J usticeuonant s Detroit street.
. Maumee City, Sept. 1. v ' .'. 22tf .
JEFFERSON HOUSE. "
' Erie btreet, Maumee Citv,-Ohioiv
THE' subscriber respectfully -'informs the
public that he has leased this eligible es
tablishment, and put it in complete order for
the reception of boarders, travellers and visi
tors. It is a beautiful situation, in the rnost
pleasant part of said city, and the subscriber
flatters himself that his attention to the ac
commodation and comforts of his guests will
ensure to him a liberal share of public patron
age."'"'" '; - " ; v--'".'-'
The furniture of the House is new, and the
apartments are in good order. The stable is
large and commodious, and will be attended
by careful servants. ' " '','-.
" itpril 3T. 1-"y- .' KHf
D. Ar CUSHMAIV, & CO.
IMPORTERS and Jobbers- of Fancy and
Staple Dry Goods; No. 188 Pearl street,
have received, by recent arrivals their Spring
importations, which, added to extensive pur
chases here, renders their, stock of Foreign
and Domestic. Goods,'large and well assorted;
ail of which they will sell very low for cash,
or approved short credits.
New-York, March 22,1838 :e wJT
BUTTER.-fI0O Firkins of , good BUT
TER for sale by , , .
-.if.a is ti-i!i;)!9 s; tv 0 f' f . ' ..
June 9. -
WHISKEY 4(1 -BarPels ot' VVhiskey .a
superior article-?'- Just received by
tuO i..-!uift gittv'A.'. J HACKLBY.
OOCOA and Chopolate, by
-june 20 G. b W. RICHARDSON.
!, MORE NEW1 GOODS.
BOYNTON b GANNETT are how1 ope
ning a superior, Jot of water-proof boots
selected expressly for this market.
,"73's0) mens' stout shoes and brogans ;
W omens leather shoes and bootees;
An kid plinnnra and walkincr shoes:
..Leather' do " do '"do" .,
' .Women." lined bW6nd India' rubber Shoes
'!' Boys'' and youths'" boots ' f '-1
" do shoes;'and btog-dhS','1' ;
"''Childrens' jnortieci' Siho'el? HJW -,!,4!:r"'"t ;
kit" assortment Of tfehdof'' bo'bks; 'blank1 'boolts
'..d.nnli t r.'.-W -lx--.AJ?'ii''.: JJlw
ney nave msu juov muuicu on ouuiuuii
; io thi r stoclf of Groceries; ind i Further nup-
XJobk'ing andboX'Stoveli1 ". :
"'Hollow Ware ;-"-""; b" "- i
20,000 lbs assorted Iron j iifgnt. .& 1
Cast" .Steel ""' ." "J '
-Gdrttaft Steel " ' 'iil mO
''HwnBd's' Stee'l.'arid UJUKimD iT:
f ',' 5,000 5 pounds 'assorted Naflsi' i Oii t.ij )
h'h- ahnvn. with' their former totlt.'ii,akei
SeSr assbrfment af ood, or' bettfer; tha liiy
Other in tbi city 'I "and- they feel assured J bey
ban sell ae IbW as the lowest,' and they int md
t do so for 'prompt 'paysueh id .asii, ooth
fry producei bevbo. !'! hce ivssJ : ..f i
Remember we want 200,000 Prpi Stai..
Maumeetmy7Dec:;-8;-l?t37r . ' 86tf j
an ia rei t-N BATHBUN."o i tn tri ;
SEGS; leave- U inform bis friendi and the
"publionlt."he hftsirestoqied the Profes
sioa of the Lawhasopenedaa office? opposite
ths brick -stbre- of Smith 4o Crowell ort Wolt
ebtt' stieetjisi Maumee pity, where he intaiids
to practice as an Attorney .iCounsellorv tad
Solicitor, iiiTiIl theieoiirtrof-Law and Equity
Irf the state" it Ohio vi'l''
"His: Justices Office is kept in the same build
ing,' and" ircrperl alj:proper !honrs nlok
howledffements of all kind- of instruments - ta
ken', and all kinds of sonveyaneingj done here
ith 'neatness' an deBpkclw!i',iUiil -t g- ma j
-tttt A NT ED.-An a oprentice to, the .Chair
ambeiy-B -. -
Feb.'.Sii'T.w A-.t3w3 ci r.47trH .
i-RANS A" niimititv of Beans just re-
Ji;wd and fof ale,;at tne warenouw
' - T.. 5 T . .1... ....- ,..:
POETRY, , l.i.-!i
. J l);i'Mpti Jrew As Knitkerhocktr.
,!'J ;;. 'RETROSPECTION. ; i
Time! let me stand upon that' wall :i i ':,I-;V,
' Which bounds the future and the pasty1'""'
While at my feet thy moments fall, "' "
' i: Like billow driven by the blast: 'f u
Cold, briefj'ahd dim must be the gaie', "''' ""
. Back o'er the fields laid waste by theej!: '"
Ahd clouds, impervious to all rays, '
, Brood o'er futurity.""--' " ! '
Yet backward let me take one look, '411''1'"
ii Through memory's glass, grown dim by age,
And ponder on life's tattered book, ' . ,
' 'Too late to re-peruse one page; n ,t '
As when the ear, in quest of notes i :, vj
An unlearned melody tins shed, - :
Calls for each echo where it floats,' ,i;fj- u!
' When all its tones are fled, .. o, I, :. '. , , ..i
Ml' ll'aoi! tiLllMMl ; r.'!f -n ",') Ifi-ft
Thy scythe and glass, O Time! are not, a -,t
The symbols of the gentler powers:-; Jl
Thou inukest the most dejected lot .
.. Seem light, through thy inverted jiours: ,)-.'
Tho makest us cherish infant grief, ,.,
And loiiff for all the tears it cost: .
Thou rt to, thy own noes relief
Sihou beautihest the JostJ , ;.;,lo...j ,j
Then ie't hie stah'd upon' the wall ':;.1 "'", ''
W Inch bounds the future and the past,
Ahd gaze upon the waste where all ',
Life's hones have perished bv th blast
Though dark and chilling to the gnze " i;
'' Are all the fields laid waste bv thee.'"11''
'Tie sunshine to the hopeless fays ";' , , n ?
wtnen ngnt tutunty.- 'ji
i'i' . m i MISCELLANEOUS. ,
' -ii. MOUNT VEUNON. . ,
r.'" IIe might havebeeii a king " 11 '"at
s" Hut that he understood '''' i ': '!' '' ' ,
'' How much it was a meaner thing '
" To be unjustly great than honorably good."
: 5 -puktof Buckingham on Lord Fairfax. '
: On the 3d of Febroary I visited Mount Ver
non, in company, with a large party pf gentle
men and ladies. Ut all places in America, the
family seat and burial-place of Washington is
that which strangers are most eager to visit.
I was introduced by Judge Story to the resi
dent family, arid was received by them, with
all my companions, with great civility , and
kindness. ... ; . , , ,.
Tho estate of Mount Vernon was inherited
by General Washington from his brother.
For , fifteen years prior to the assembling - of
the first general Congress in Philadelphia,
Washington spent his time chiefly on this pro
perty, repairing to the provincial . legislature
when duty called him there, but gladly return
ing to the improvement of his lands. The
house wae, in those days, a very modest build
ing, consisting of only four rooms on a floor,
which form the centre of the present mansion.
Mrs., Washington resided there during the ten
years' absence of her husband in the wars of
the Revolution: repair ins to head quarters at
the close of each campaign, and remaining
there till the opening ot .the next; .1 tie de
parture of an aidecamp from the camp to escort
the general's lady was watched for with much
anxiety as the echoes of the last- shot of the
campaign died away; for the arrival of f Lady
Washington' (as the soldiers Called Her ) . was
the signal for the wives of all the general offi
cers to repair to their husbands in camp.i A
sudden cheerfulness diffused itself through the
army when the plain chariot, with the postil
lions in their scarlet and white liveries, was
seen to stop before the g3neral's door, : Mrs.
Washington was wont to say, in her latter
years, that she had heard the first cannon at
the opening and the last at the close of every
campaign of the revolutionary war.! She was
d strong-minded, even-tempered .women; and
the cheerfulness of her demeanour, under the
heavy and. various anxieties of such a lot. as
hers, was no mean support to her husband's
spirits, and to the bravery: and. hopefulness of
the whole army, whose eyes were tued ;upon
her. She retired from amid the homage of the
camd with serene composure when ths fatigues
and perils of warfare had to be resumed, and
hid her fears andSoarea in her retired home.
There she occupied herself industriously in the
superintendence of her slaves, and in striving
to stop the ravages which her husband's pub
lic Service was Disking in his private fortunes.
: After the peace ot 1783 she was joined by
her husband, who made a serious pursuit of
laying out gardens and grounds round hisdwel
lintf, and building- large additions lo it. He
then i-oniy.' enjnyed .four years of quiet, be
ing called in 1787 to preside in the convention
which trained the Constitution, aor in ivaa io
fill the presidential chair? Mrs. Washington
was now oblised to leave the estate with him,
nd it waaeight years, before, they could take
possession or again. -in nvt vvasmngiun
refused to be made president for e. third term,
and- retired into as private life as it -was pos
sible fur him tbi secure.i rTrains. , of visitors
sought him in his retreat,, and Mrs., Washing
ton s accomplishments as a V irginia nousewue
were fonnd useful every, day sshutfWashington
was at home, and; lie was happy id In e, little
while he was onde more, applied to, to serve
the state at the head of her armies, .tie. did not
refuse but requested . to be left in peace till
there should be actual want of his presence.
Before that time arrived he was ao more. Two
vears after his retirement, while the jsense ot
eniovment -ofrepose was stil reeh,, end his
mind :was full of such schemes as delight the
imagination of fcouritry gentlemen,, death over
took him, and found hinj, though t,ha call.waa
8omewha,t sudden, ready and willing to go In
a little morethari two years be was. followed
by his wife .FroB the appearance jpf jthe es
tate,,it voujd jeem have Je?n. gqrg,o, de
say ever since, li'a of biawie-Ji
Our party ji three carriagea, and five or six
ah harBfihack. leiY.Washincrton about o'clock,
and reabKed Alexandria iii , about an hour and
a half, thodgh'aof passsge" tovepthe long, bridge
Whtc h roses ths Potormo wag very eliiw.froni
As beinfflu a sad state of dilapWatton.vj Hav:
ing1 ordered SlateidiniieT at-Alexandria.w pro
eteeded on"i'ouf'wayt occasionally looking be
hihd As at the great dome of. the Capitol, iMl j
visible above the hills! which border the gwyi
Still Potnwacvoia?'Stretching cold: imid vlbe
wintry landeoa pew Itn was one of ;the eoldest
Ann I oor fnit. ih hiiiniri wind eemins' to
iat into- one's very lifeii'i The . laH five milei
Of toe light WBten no Between Ainario w
'!:- '"'.''- ! ViW t.;r-;iu7f i
Mount 'Vernon, wound through the shelter of
mj ,wooue, so that we recovered a little trom
thq extreme cold before we reached the house.
, The land appears to' be" quite impoverished;
the fences and gates appear lo be in bad order;
much orahe road was swampy," and the poor
young lambs,- shivering in the biting wind,
seemed to look round in vain 'fur shelter and
care, i The conservatories were almost in. ru
ins, scarcely a single pane of glass being unbro
ken; and the house looked as if it had not been
paintedfor years. , Little negroes peeped at us
from behind the, pillars of the piazza . as we
drove up. We alighted in silence, most of us
being probably occupied with the thought of
who bad been there before us; what drowdg of
tne noble, the wise, the good, had come hither
to hear the yet living voice of the most unim
peachable of patriots. As I looked up I almost
expected to see him stand in tlie doorway.
My eyes had rested on the image of his remark
able countenance in almost every house I had en
tered; and here, in his own dwelling, one could
not but look for the living face with something
more than the- eye of the imagination. , I cared
for less for any of the things that were shown
me in tho house than to stay in the piazza next
the garden, and fancy how here walked in me
ditation,or stood looking abroad over the bean
liful river, and pleasing his eye with a far dif
ferent spectacle from that of camps and con
'' Many prints of Britislr landscapes, residon
cesj and events are hung up in the apartments.
The ponderous key of.the Bastile still figures
in the hall, in extraordinary contrast with eve
ry thing e'.se in the republican residence. ' The
Bible in the library is the only book of Wash
ington's now left. (..The best likeness of the
great man, known to all travellers from the
oddness of the material on Which it is preserv
ed, is to be seen here,' sanctioned thus by the
testimony of the family. 1 he best likeness of
Washington happens to be on a common pitch
er. As soon as this was discovered, the whole
edition of pitchers was brought up. Once or
twice 1 saw the entire vessel locked up in a
cabinet, or in some such way secured fruin ac
cident; but most of its possesors have, like the
family, cut ou' the portrait and had it framed.
The walk,' planned and partly mushed du
ring Washington's life, the winding path on
the verge of the groen slope above the river,
must be very sweet in summer. The beauty
of the situation of the place surprised me.
The river was nobler, the terrace finer,' and
the swelling hills around more varied than I
had imagined; but their is a painful airot des
olation over the . whole. I wonder how it
struck the British officers in 1814, when in
passing up the river on their bandit expedition
to burn libraries and bridges, and raze senate
chambers, they assembled on deck, and unco
vered their heads as they passed the silent
dwelling of the great man who was not there
to testify his ditgust at the service they were
upon. If they knew what it was that they
were under orders to do, it would have beon
creditab'e to them as men to hive mutinied in
front of Mount Vernon. . .
', The old tomb from which the body of Wash
ington has been removed ought to be oblitera
ted or restored. . It is too painful to see' it as
it is now, the brickwork mouldering, and the
paling broken and scattered. The red cedars
still overshadow it, and it is a noble resting
place; Every one would mourn to see the low
house destroyed, and the great man's cham
ber of dreamless sleep made no lunger sacred
from the common tread; but anything is bet
ter than the air of neglect which now wounds
the spirit of the pilgrim. .The , body lies, with
that of Judge Washington In a vault near, in
a more secluded but far less beautiful situation
than that on the verge of the Potomac,' . The
river is not seen from the new vault; and the
erection is very sordid. . It is of red brick, with
an iron door, and looks more like an oven than
anything else, except for the stone shb, bear
ing a funeral text, which is- inserted over the
door. The bank which rises on one side is
planted with cedars, pines, and a sprinkling of
beech end birch, so that the yaultjs overshad
owed in summer, as the places of the dead
should be. . The presidcnttold me that the des
olation about the tomb was a cause ofuneasi
ness, to himself and many others; and that, he
had urged the family, as the body had been al
ready removed.frotn its original bed, to permit
it to, be interred in the centre of . the Capitol.
They very naturally clung .to the precious pos
session;, and there is certainly something much
more accordant, with the spirit of the mm in
a gravo under the tiles of his own home than in
a magnifi cent shrine-, but however modest
the tomb may be were it only such a green
hillock as every rustic lies under -it .should
bear tokens nf reverent care. The grass, and
shade, which he oi much loved are the only
ornaments needed; the absence of all that can
offend the eye and hurt the spirits of reverence
is all that tbe patriot and the pilgrim., require.
. f Before we teached the crazy bridgq, which it
had been .difficult enough to pass io the mor
ning, the sweet Potomac lay in clear moonshine,
and the lights aroui.d the Capitol twinkled from
afar,.;,. On arriving at our, fireside, we found
how delightful a total, change of mbodsome-
tiraes 'Tea, letter?, and English newspa-
pers awaited jjs; anq ioey,were a surprising
solace, chilled or feverish as we Were with the
intense 9pld,widi string mental excitement of
WBiflJa'!e)l Si-i.iu'U b 5nii;2T5iit ni-'nq ;
kwt w' um m Missouri.;-,;,,;,,;, ;
:! 4k1 ciAssro tutJBtuwt-w io) st!.il :
In one of those long journeys to a i. frontier
post that we were once accustomed ito make,
which always recalled to memory pilgrimages
to the holy shrine, ; we: traversed iOne day a
twenty rBileiprairie. , rlfc was irt the midst of the
caod called.-fly-time';,'i the days were -lopg,
and ihe; weather (unmercifully fl t."' several
gentlemon'of.the army pod some citizens were
of the number of euffersrsi orr! the occasion:, and
all looked-to os as an old traveller on therouie,
and placed entire reliance on in for the choice
of stnjipirnr places, roads, distances, b4. . The
last and of the last prairie, was past Over, seem
ed s -painful as ths elosmg eoeneS of an ill
spent life; The sun and the prairie Stes iuflicj
ted so-much suffering on. the horse Jmd th ri
dettliat wi ejoieed .exceedingly -(When iWf
reachad ..the timbeied land j that sheltered ui
from toth. ii'The-' house of-entertainment ot
the better order of doubtful things of the kind,
was in view, soon after, leaving' tbsi ra.i rie,
and: we promised -ourselves luxuriant, -indulr
s-Sncb In cool sDrinff water, food, and renoseL
On :approachiou the cabin, our hostesawas
kind fotragh to runs intns-rSEg ano a nr
!:io d; 0u.1l viKiail .n yu j-.6,!,i
dv as a mile stone io accommodate the siren
ger and wayfaring man with intelligence of an
interesting cnaracier. , ,;i ,i ,;
;,,;'Catti,ou entertain so many travellers, Ma
dam!' , ', . " ,"
' "I reckon, pfeaee'.'to 'liglit oflj 'gentlemen,'
was the calm reply i then running to the end
of the house, ihe Called to her three sons, who
were playing marbles there, you Homer, Vir
gil, Milton, run to the big field and tell daddy
that there are a heap of gentlemen here,that al
low to stay all night j end please to walk into
this room, or,. Will, you take cheers and sit in
the passage? it is cooler.' , r M .., '-,,,
Sally,' continued my. landlady, tell Bcca
to fniike on a fire, and tell Putsey and all the
other little niggurs to run down a few- chickens
Jim, fetch a piggin of water from the Spring
shall I take your . umbrella and whip, stran
ger! How liave you been Major! how are
all your consarns! you will stop and see your
old acquaintance sort-a-neighborly-like once in
a while. Sally, grind the coffee,.' (and in an
under, tone) ' put in a sprinkle past common,
for these are gentleman officers.'
W hat mamma, them men with jeans on, ot
flcers?' .it!. :,', : ,-, . r. , - ;
'No, child, but the height of them are; and
I don't know,, Sally, that the jean coats make
any differance after all ;" I married your daddy
in one, and of all men in this y earth,1 he is the
most beantifullest I ever seed. -'
'Mummy don't ynn think a blue coat,' with
white lace on the collar, like the major's, would
make daddy look better a heap?, -: , ,
, .; At this moment the old gentleman came in
to the yard, with his hat in his hand, wiping
the honest product of labor from a high and
manly brow, the developemcnts, phrenological-
ly considered, as they opened to view through
the thin natural covering of a good head, inti
mated to us that neither cloth nor lace could
improve this fine Specimen of the human fam
ily. .''.'' " -' " " t' '!' '
, 'You have had a disagreeable ride through
the prairies to-day, gentlemen. Homer, bring
this other gentleman a cheer.'
Thank you, I iiKe my seat on the grass.
Virgil, you 'should never allow your old
friend, the Mojor, to sit on the ground Run,
Milton, to the spring, and bring some cold wa
ter; your army gentlemen arc accustomed to
something we backwoodsmen would call 'a
hickory above any body's persimmon.'
' Thank you, Mr. Estnl, we have enough cf
patriotism and good taste to believe this a
good article, as the inspector on the levee
would say of the cargo of a broadhorn.' i
' Well, I am glad you like it may be you
would have a little honey, run, Virgil and ask
your mammy for some honey for the Major,and
these other gentlemen officers, and these stran
gers I reckon you are land-looking, gentle
men! 'Yes, we are looking at the country a lit
tle .-. M. :. .. -.1 -I- - ;-
What parts are you from, gentlemen!.
; ' We are from Madison county, Kentucky,'
was the reply. ,
' Well I'm from Scott,'continued mine host,'
and married in Bourbon, How do you like
Missouri!" ' . .,, ,. , ..
'"' 'Like it?' was the emphatic reply 'the
only difficulty is to know which quarter or sec
tion of a million ot good ones we have seen we
had best locate. We are in the -same. kind of
a quandary that a young nag is, when the crit
ter, is turned into the eornfield the animal
will run a mile or two before he can begin on
a hill of corn, the ears all look so tempting.'
' Well, stranger let mo advise you, it you
settle on the edge of a prairie,to select the mu
latto soil a crop never will fail on such land
through life.'. . N .
At this stage of the conversation young Mil
ton came running to his mother, who had sent
him to hunt an egg' to settle the coffee, with
visage as wild as if. he had just then heard of
the loss of paradise, exclaiming breathlessly,
'Minimy! mammy! something must be done
with the old speckled hcn,or she will kill some
body afore long!'. -i'v i : v, v. 3 '
, . When the beauties of Boonslick,' Sugartree
bottom and the Blue's, had been set out in bold
relief before the land hunters, and the relative
merits of timber and prairie fully investigated,
supper was; announced. " Venison,, chickens,
and bear moat had already sent forth their hos
pitable effluvia When' our landlady came' hus
tling into the room, clad, in; a black silk dress,
with which she had decorated her person as an
expression of civility 0 her guests, more than
from the pride of personal appearance. . When
seated,. the first. movement she made was to
blow Into the mouth of the coffee pot to assure
herself that the passage was free, and then she
began to distribute the be verage, while she en
couraged her guests to proceed. ' "
J Help yourselves gentlemen, to such as you
like, if you can-find it on my table. -Tea or
coffee, Alaj ir, I forget which it is. , Sugar or
cream you dou't take!' . ., , , -
''Crammadam-r-acampliablt, acqired from
necessary privation.'" Vl -'- 1 :!: 'J,',t
, Stranger continuerlllie, kind, considerate
lady,'' may I pester you to carve that chicken;
(he Major would do it if he-could with-'One
hand.-Will you take a cupof 'coffee, sir.
Sally, pass the gentleman's plate; Will you,
sir. please to sugarize a . little more! Mr.
Milligan, shall li help your plate to a slice of
that beac.oicat ijSHranger, leKe a taturr, V)J:(
(Thankye,,marm, I does.'..,, . . , "5,
' In this free and easy modo the hospitalities
ofthe ' frontier' regions 1 were dispensed: and
after "eiipper, lodging,' -and'1 a ood breakfast
r.,mUh0i) -nnlv Hfi v cpntn for Annhj ( man
,u,,.U " " J -j ,
and. horse,,' was Remanded on our departure. '
C-mkibOs LrpB Down East." The Boston
Mercantiletif -yesterday has the following:.
' Nativb)-Fowbiis. A large omnibus pas
sing through Washington-street this forenoon,
aUracted niqcl). .attention it (being filled to
oyerftowing, and several '.were seated on the
iriry -with hloomlnr Yankee tiirls, from ID lo
80 years of ageiwTiose neat costume, pleasing
countenances, evidently lit np with tlieantici-patioft-of-
pleasing excursion, furnished a
most 'attractive exhibition;' and appeared to
give gfeal satisfaction to the; '? Lords of crea
tion",M the omnibus passed majestically along.
' Steamboat LosViThe steamer "Belle of
Missouri,'' from New- Orleana to- St.v Louis,
etrtiok a anag.ebout 10. miles below the mouth
of the Ohio, bv which a large hole was knockr
ed into her. The boat is supposed to be a to
Ulloss. .Much of her cargo will be saved. A
quantity of salt will be lost., The Claiborne
carried to St. tbiiis hSf passengers a4 tsoijf
sider&fete psrtit f.h wrg.:i7i !
Gioaktic MiirroDon. As some hands, who
aVe employed by Mr. HAHN of this town in
excavating a mill race, were digging in hie
meadow about a mile from' town, on Monday .
last they happened to strike upon a huge bono
which on being taken out from the bed whero
it had reposed for acres, proved to be an under
jaw of the eiOARTic mastodon, in an excellent
aio oi preservation. t urther search being
made on Monday and yesterday, the most of ..
the bones neceBBarv to the fVim.ntlnn of n i-.nm.
plete skeleton have been found, and among tho
rest the rirriBB skull with its upper part,
even where thinnest, entire and well preserved,
and forminc. when connecter! with tho nnffni-
jaw, a Acad that would do honor to the largest
version oi me sea serpent. . rnis we believe -to
be the first entire skull ofthe Maxtodon
found in the United States, or perhaps in the
world. The hones which have been found
and measured, are upon an average about one
tentn part less than those ot the Mastodon in
Peale's Mupeum in Philadelohis. as detailed in .-
Goodman's American Natural History. -.'; ' ; , ,
The teeth are finely enamelled and do not
appeor to have suffered in the least from de
cay, .The tusks have not yet been found; -their
sockets are about 6 inches in diameter,
and more than a foot in depth. The hinder part
of the skull next to its junction with the neck,
that is the posterior surface of the occipital '
bone is very square, and measures about 13 in
ches in height, and 27 inches in width length
of skull from hinder end to snout 42 inches.
The bones of the legs are massive, correspond
ing in size very nearly with the description
given by Goodman as above referred to, and
which, for the present we must refer the rra
der. A full description will be given in our
next paper. -The bones were found from five
to six feet beneath the surface of the ground,
in a kind of bog or morass the soil for one or
two feet at top, being nothing but peat or turf;
and underneath, a rich alluvian, full of vegeta
ble and organic remains; such as reeds, small
shells, Ike. The entire skeleton would be well
worthy ot a place in the best museum in the
world, and we hope that such arrangements
may be made as will prevent its being removed
out of our State. We would respectfully call
the attention ofthe antiquaries and naturalists
among our citizens to the subject. Bucyrui
Democrat, , - ,
Hioh Living. The troops in Florida, when
near the coast, feed upon oysters, turtle, fish,
etc, which are perhaps the best that this or any
other country can afford. A party of officers
were recently engaged in the exercise of their
talents upon a meal got up a la mode, from the '
carcass of a fine green turtle; silently and sol
emnly were they doing more for themselves and
their country than they had performed tor -
months betore, when one ot them whirled a
spoonful of the soup in the air and sprung up- .
on his feet, much to the surprise of his com
panions who had always thought him to be one
of the most quiet among them. Many conjec
tures were quietly indulged in reference to this
strange feat, when the young officer relieved
himself as follows:
' Officers, soldiers, and Indian hunters, ofthe
American army : You have been engaged for
months in treading down the flowers ot Flori
da, and eating turtle soup to the glory, of your -country
and of yourown unconquerable spirits,
which ye have elevated to an imperishable im
mortality. You have caught Indians, and they. ,
have got away from you; and who can stand
before the might and power of your arms? You
have trailed the savage to his hammock,and he
has trailed you back to your camp. . You have
tied sentinels to savages and they have run
away with your sentinels: in short, what have
you not done to elevate your country and your
country's honor in the eyes of other nations!
Have you not borne fatigue? Have you not
marched up the hill and then inarched down
again? And after all your conquests and ini
mitable achievements, it not a most villainous -shame,
that you are compelled to sit hereon
the grass and eat turtle soup without a drop of
wine in it?'
A Vaobant Wag. As we were emergintr
from the prison, a representative from those
conclaves of miscreancy in which enme is con
cocted, accumulations of humanity which fer
ment and reek like compost, in all large cities, '
was pointed out, leisurely engaged in carrying
out the plat of Mr. M'Adam, with a long
handled hammer, lie was a bit ot a wag, we
are informed whose wit had often stood him in
good stead. He had been repeatedly before
tne city authorities for divers misdemeanors,
and each time promised well for the future; but
although he always kept Ins countenance, lie
never kept his word . On one occasion, he was
just about to be sentenced with other sanscu
lottists, as a common vagrant, when, with the
most imperturble tang frotd, naving suddenly
harpooned a good idea, he pulled from a capa
cious pocket of his tattered coat, a loaf of bread,
and halt ot a dried codhsli, and holding tneni
un, with triumphant look and gesture, to tho
magistrate, exclaimed; 'You don't ketch hiw
that way! I'm no wagrant. An't them wisi
ble means o' support, I should like to know?'
The argument was anon seoutfur. Knicfcer
bockerEd'i Note Book of Bocheeter. . .
Novkl Sight. Yesterday the elephant at
tached to the menagerie of Mr. Hobby, which
has been exhibited here for several days past,
not feeling disposed to trust his person on board
the ferry boat plying between Norfolk and
Portsmouth, resolutely refused to budge from
the wharf, and bade defiance to the threats, and
repelled the coaxings of his mast er. It was at
last determined to conduct him to the water's
edge near Town Point, and let him work his
own passage tn the water, which he did in a
very handsome and business-like style. A
boat accompanied him, not to pick him up, as
was the design of the one that attended Byron
in his swim from Sestos to Abydos, or the late
aquatics at Brooklyn, but merely to guide his -motions
in the water. It was well for hie-
"eburnean majesty" that the explorers have
diopped down, or else they might have taken,
him up for a strange craft. While swimming,
his long Snout protruding out of the water,' his
motions resembled those of a porpoise. . Re
freshed by his bath, and in good spirits, hi
landed safely on the Portsmouth side.
; Thb Wbathbr DaoooHT Crops. The
season so far has been and old fashioned scorch- -et
the Union over, and here the atmosphere
continues dry, sultry, and furnace-like. , The
drought hos been severe In every quarter, and
unprecedented in many : portions of the coun
try. The corn crop is nearly dentroyed iu Vir
ginia, Maryland,, and parts of Pennsylvania,
and we regret to see by our Kentucky exchange
es will be short in that State. The corn and
potato crop in this section will be very light.
Potatoes hardly worth harvesting. We no
tice that in the Maumee valley the drought has
been equally severe, The failure of the corn
and potatoe crops is so general as to go far in.
keep'ng up prices of livwg the coming year.