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As pawnbroker in populous sub
urb of London, I bavo bad occoaion to
eeo painful anil cot unpleasant phases)
of aociuty. Just to give an idea of wbat
oocaaionnlly comes under the notice of
persona ia my profession, I shall des
oribe a little incident and its consequen
ops. One eveniug I stepped to the door
for a little freiih air and to look about
me for a mumont. While I was gazing
up and down the road I saw tidily
dressed young young person step up to
our side door. She walked like a lady
and lt me toll you that in nine cases
out of ten its the walk and not the dress,
which dixtiuguislies the lady from the
servant girl and first she looked about,
and thou seemed to make up her mind
in a flurried sort of a way, and ia a mo
mont more was standing at our counter,
balding out a glittering something in a
little trembling band covered with a
worn kid glove
My assistant, Iaaao, was stepping for
ward to take the seal, when I came in
and interposed. The poor young tiling
wns so Lcrvous and shy, and altogether
so nnusrd to this work that I felt for
her os if she bad been my own daughter
almost. She couldn't have been above
eighteen years old too fragile and gen
tle a creature.
"If you please, will you tell me," she
said, timidly, iu a very swoct, low voice
trembling with nervousness, "what is
the value of this seal ?"
"Well, miss," I said taking the seal
into my hand and looking at it it was
an old fashioned seal such as country
gentlemen used to wear, with a coat of
arms cut upon it "tliat depends upon
whether you want to pledge it or sell it
"I am married, Bir," nnd she said the
words proudly and with dignity, though
still so shy, and seeming ready to burst
ont crying, "and my husband is very ill
and and" and then the tears would
not be kept back any longer and she
cried a if bur poor littla beart would
break. '., , ; ' . ;
"There: there, my dear," I sa:d to
her, "don't cry. It will all come right
in due time," and I tried to comfort her
as well as I could in my own rough-and-ready
-WAV. "I will lend you, ma'am,"
I said to her at last, a soveriga upon
this seal, and if you wish to sell it per
haps I may be able to sell it for you to
advantage. " And so I gave her a pound
It was more than the thing was worth
as a pledge, and she tripped away with a
lighter heart and many thanks to me,
and I thought no more of the matter at
The very day, the day before Christ
mas, there cumo into our ploco of busi
nosa a very eccentric gentleman, who
bad called upon us pretty often before;
not for the sake of pawning anything,
though ho was generally dressed shabby
enough, to3. But be was a collector,
one of thoso who are made upon old
china and curiosities of all sorts.
"Anything in my way, to-day, Mr.
Davis!" ho said in his quick energetic
manner, with a jolly Bmile upon bis face,
and putting down bia cigaretto be was
smoking upon the edge of the counter,
The Ilev. Mr. Broadman is a collector
of gems, and rings and seals, and, in
fact, of any stones that have heads or
figures engraved upon them. And I
bad been in the habit of putting aside
for him whatever in this way passed
through our hands; for he gave us a
better pricu than we should have got for
them at the quarterly sales. "The fact
is, Davis," he used to say to me, "tbese
things are invaluable many of them
ore as beautiful, on a small scale, as the
old Greek sculptures; and some of them
even by the same artist. And they are
made no longer, you see; for in this
busy nineteenth century of ours, time
and brains are too precious to be spent
on tbeso laborious trifles." Now al
though I had no stones of the kind he
wanted just then it entered into my bead
that I would tell him about the seal
which bad come into my possession the
I told him the story somewhat as I
have just told it to you. He listened
attentively to all I said. When I bad
done he looked at the seal and Baid: "I
observe that it has the heraldic emblem
of a baronet." He then congratulated
me the way I bad acted. He asked, too,
for this young lady's address which she
bad given me quite correct; and then be
loft the shop without another word.
Yon must give me leave to tell the
rest of the story in my own way, al
though it may be a very different way
from that which the reverend personage
employed in relating it to me after
wards. It seemed that it was a runaway
match. A country baronet's son bad
fallen in love with the clergymen's
daughter in the village where bis father
lived; and they ran away and got mar
ried. They then came up to London,
these two poor yonng things for neith
er his father, nor hers either, for the
matter of tliat would, have anything to
say to the maU;b be full of hope get
ting on in the literary and artistic line;
and the, poor creature, full of trust in
The project of living by btoratnre did
not turn out what was expected. The
young fellow without experience or
friends, spent much time going about
from one publishes to another, and
sending bis writings to the editors of
the varioua magazines which, I need
not suy, were always "returned with
thauka." And then he fell ill; typhus,
J fuuey, brought on by insufliment nour
iiihmont, and bad drainage and disap
jrtiited hopes. The register-general
Wt give a return of tbeso cases ia any
list that I am wr of. But ws know
something of them in out lins of busi
It was just at this tims that Mr.
Broadman found out Mrs. Tinosnt for
that was the) name of the yonng Udy
who came to my shop with the gold
seal, Cambridge Terraoe is not very far
from the Angel at Islington, in ft little
back street of small respectable bouses,
inhabited by junior clerks, with here
and there lodging-house, in one of
which, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent lived.
They were rather shy at first of ft
stranger, and little proud and haughty
perhaps. People who have seen better
days, and are down upon their bock, are
apt to be so. But the parson with
cheery voice, soon made it all right;
and in ft jiffy, he and Mr. Vincent won
talking about college, for they had both
been to the same university. And there
was soon even a smile, too a won smile
enough upon the poor invalid's sharp
cut, thin face, with the hollow, faraway
eyes, which looked at you as if out of ft
cavern. He was a wreck of A fine fel
low, too; of one who bad been used to
hunting and shooting, and all the fine
country sports which make broad-chest
ed, strong-Umbod, country people the
envy of us poor, thin, pale towufolks.
. Mr. Broadman came direct to me
when he left them. I did not live far
off, and he thought that I might lend
them a neighbor' help. "Davis," said
he; "that poor fellow is dying; I can
see death in his eyes."
"What is he dying of ?" I replied.
He looked at me steadfastly a moment
and I could see ft moisture in his eye, as
he said, slowly andsoJemnly: "Of starv
ation, Davis of actual want of food."
"A gentleman starving, in London,
baronet's son, too! Why its incredi
"Not at all," said Mr. Broadman,
'these are the very people who dio of
starvation in London, and in all great
cities. Not the poor, who know where
the workhouse is, and who can get at
the relieving officer, if the worst comes
the worst; but the well-born, who have
fallen into destitute poverty, and who
carry their pride with them, and dive
into some back alley like somewild an
imal into a hole, to die alone. Mr. Yin-
cant wants wine and jellies and all sorts
of good things, if help hasn't come too
late. No, my friend," be continued,
putting back my hand, for I was ready
to give my money .in ft proper cause.
"No, no; I havo left them all they want
present, Davis. But I'll toll you
what you cau do; you can, if you bke to
play the good Samaritan, go and see
them and cheer them up a bit. Mrs.
Vincent hasn't forgotten your kindness
to her. I can assure you. And I think
her husband would like to thank you
too, audit would rouse him up a bit
perhaps." And then Mr. Broadman
told me, shortly, something of what
these two poor things had gone thorugh
she loving, and trusting him bo; and
and he, half mad tliat be bad brought
her to this pass, and could do nothing
Mr. Broadman wrote that very day to
the baronet, a proud, bard man, I'm
told. But the fetter wrote back was
soft enough, and melting to read; it was
so full of human nature, you see the
father's heart swelling up at the thought
of getting back bis son, and bursting
tlirough the thick crust of prido which
had prevented him from making the
first advances. And the parson says to
me: "Well, Mr. Davis," he said, "there
are many people kept asunder, only for
want ot someuouy to go oetween tuem,
you see, and make peace." -
And I said, partly to myself: "Why
shouldn't Christianity itself be such a
general peacemaker as that ?"
"Ay," replied Mr. Broadman, "if peo
ple only believed in it properly."
That very day we got the baronet's
latter, I was on my way, in the after
noon, to Cambridge Terrace, to pay my
respects to Mrs. Vincent and I'd sent
iu a few bottles ol good old port wine
from my own wine merchant at least
as crood as can be got for money or love.
Well, when I got near the door, I saw
au old gentleman walking up ana down,
a little disturbed, apparently, in tne
mind at finding himself in Buch a queer
locality, and as 11 looking lor sonietning
or somebody. A short, rosy-faced per
son ha was, clean shaved as a pin, and
very neat and old fashioned in his dress;
and with a sort of air about him which
marks an English country gentleman
wherever he may be. Well, we soon j
got into talk, for I bad spotted the bar- j
onet in a moment, and be was anxious
to find out something about bis son as
soon as be beard that I knew a Uttle
about the young couple.
"And you do not think, sir, that my
that Mr. Vincent is dangerously iu?"
said the old baronet; and there was a
sob in his voice as he spoke, and his
hand trembled as he laid it upon mine.
"Here is the house, sir, I said, "and
you will be able to judge for yourself."
We wen iu. At least the baronet
went into the room, trembling in every
Umb with the excitement of seeing bis
son. But when he set eyes on him the
poor old man was so startled that he
could hardly speak. His son saw him,
and tried, to rise, but fell back feebly
into his chair. "Dear father, he mur
mured weakly, stretcliing out a thin,
trembling baud, "forgive '
But the father was on bis knees by
the chair in a moment, clasping bis
son's bead in bis arms, and fondling
him as he had done when the man was a
"What have I to forgive? You must
forgWe rue for being bo hard, my dear
boy, aud get better soon, Wilfred, my
son, my hou i
I too had oorae into the room; I could
not help it, I was so interested and ex
cited. But I saw that in the young
man's face which made my heart sink
in my bosom like lead.
The young wife saw it, too, and gavo
two or three sharp screams, as if a knife
had been thruut into her side.
Mr. Jirotuiman saw it and quietly
kneeling down, commended to God as
well as he could for sobbing the soul
of His servant departing this life.
And I well, why should I be ashamed
to confers i I knelt down too, and cried
like a child; for the young man had
died in his father's arms, at tho very
moni(."t tf reconciliation.
TOO LATE! Business Directory.
TOO LATE! Business Directory. Legal.
t. L. ORF.ENK, 8l.
ATTORNEY ANI COUNSKIAOR AT LAW.
will attend to leesl bnalneee In Hendiieky and
irtHntrir couotiaa, Omc, corner room, up stain,
Tjlera Block. Fremont, O.
0. irsnB-rr. 'aa. . rowLsa. -
l TTOTtNEYS AND COUNHKM.ORS AT LAW.
f and Solicitors In Chancery; will attend to pro
fessional business In Sandusky and adjoining coun
ties. Office, second story, Buckland'e New Block.
X rcraoni, v.
BRINKERHOFF SMITH, M. Da.'
PnTSICIANS AND SfRO RONS, OWceln Auck
land's Old Block, on Front street. R-.fldenceon
Btrthard Avenue, corner of Wood street. Office
hours from 10 to la A. M., 1 to 4 P. M., and I to
SAUDIS B. TAYLOR, M. D.
OFFICKON BIRCHAHD AVENUE, residence
cor. of Arch at. and Blrchard avenue, west of
Rail House. Office hours 7 to 10 A.M., S to 4 aud
t to r. n. 1 1 -yi
DR. A. F. PRICE,
STJROIOAL MKCflANICAL DENTIST, Office
over Bank of Fremont, While's Block, will be
found in- tila office at all ttmea.
NEW DENTAL OFFICE.
DR. . FRANK CREAGER
Han opened out In the office formerly occupied by
Dr. ueiinars. in regard 10 me same inc iouowi
will explain :
Tlavimr told the dental office of the late Pr. h.
T. Beilhura to Dr. CrcaiffT, formerly employed In
the office, I can cheerfully recommend him to
itiny recommena mm i
ortny their confidence.
MRS. 1, T. DEIMIARZ
friends anil patron as wort1
J. a JOHNSON,
ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER, Office In Moore
and KawmrB Block, corner of Front and Uar
rifwn atrectB. Fremont, Ohio. Ail order promptly
attended to. 03yl.
JOHN S. BRUST,
HOUSE PAINTER, GRAINEIt, FAPERER
md Ku).vmirirr- Tlooidonrfi on South Street,
in Dillon & Miller's addition. All orders promptly
executed and sn.tiifaction guaranteed. Orders may
be left at Thomas, Or nnd & Lang s Drag store, u
Painting. Commission Merchants.
L. Q, RAWBON, JAH. MOOKB, JOSRPU U B1WBUN,
J. L. RAWSON", A CO.,
O TOR AGE, FORWARDING COMMISSION
irVMrcl muts, Denh'rs In Coarse Halt. Fine Suit
Dairv Salt. Land Plaster, Calrined Planter, Wale
Lime, etc. Having purchased the entire property
known a the Fremont Wart' houw; and fcUoam Ele
vntors, at the head ot navitUm on the Handnpky
kivlt, we are preparet .o recmye, uiwro u biuji
Grain, Lumber, Merchandise and oilier prouuee,
OlUce, at elevators, Fremont, O. l-l
BELDING Proprietor. Situated coraerof
Front and State streets. Fremont, O.
CORNER OF FRONT STREET AND BIRCH
AUD AVENUE, Fremont, O.
iOLUMBUS. OHIO. First-class In every re-
V spect. The most conTenieut place In the City
u you want to uk a irnin in any direction, im
mediately opposite the Union Depot.
ii. HAUtMAi, rropneior.
A CCOMMODATION8 FIRST-CLASS. W. F,
f Kaufman, Proprietor, Clyde, Ohio. Population
of Clyde, S.500. Livery Stable in connection with
I" INDSEY, Sandusky County. Ohio, E. 8. Bowsr
jsox, Proprietor. The proprietor takes pleasure
b announcing that be is prepared to accommodate
he traveling public. Every attention paid to the
comton ot guttata oi me uouse. lyyi
CLEVELAND, 0., 1M Water street near the
VKailnmu Depot, and tn the center of business.
Centrally Located, Elegantly Furnished,
The Commercial Hotel of the City.
SOLICITORS AND ATTORNEYS FOR
U. S. and FOREIGN PATENTS.
BrjRRIDQE &. CO.,
1ST Superior 8t., opposite Araerl
can House) Cleveland, O.
With Associated Offices In Washington and For-
LEEK, DOEttlNO A CO.,
MP0r.T EUS AND JOBBEIiS OP
Joys Jancy Jjoods,
Wo. 133 and 135 Water St.
T. V. 18 EK, I. 0. fc W. B. BOBBINS, S. H. STiLSON.
Oitng a net Pistols,
mi m mm load::;: guks,
Guns, Pistols, Fishing Tackle, dtc.
Is also Agent for the Remington and Parker
ureecn-ioaaiuif aiiot uuua. .
I have removed from Hidber'a Block to mv own.
THOMPSON'8 BLOCK, STATE ST, FREMONT, 0
Repairing 0.alckljr and Neatly Executed.
0:1; Li. Cinjisg lis h:r:::i Flag-
Sailing every Thursday from PIHLADELPniA
FOR QUECN8TOWN LIVERPOOL.
- CABIK, INTRRMBOIATK AND STEIRABS
Rates as loar as 07 any other Firat-Clase Lin.
PBTER WRIGHT ft 80N8. General Agents,
I. If. KCELEH, Bncklands Block, Agent,
Fancy Goods. House Raising, Moving, &c.
RAISING & MOVING!
AND ALL KINDS OF
. TACKLE WORK!
Wonld Inform the nnhllc that he has now the moat
com pie machinery, and Iron axle trncke, (or rais
ing and moving hullUincM in the mate, ann that ne
will make HOUSE KAISINO AND MOVING A
Alao Contractor for all kinds of Building
Uhiircnpa and Churrb ispirea a specialty.
All order promptly attended to and nnttnf action
ruaranieea. Address a. um mi,
7yl Fremont, Ohio.
Carpenter, Joiner and
All kinds of Carpenter and Joiner Work execu
ted promply and to the satisfaction of those tor
wnotu uie work la aouo.
Contracts for Buildings
made on as liberal term and at as low rates as any
Ts General Agent for the sale of the
"Universal Bash Holder and Win
The bent window stop or lock eoer Invented,
works free and is a sure protection airainM Bur
glars and Thieves. These Locks are furnished at
(he lowust rales.
IT" Shop on Brtcklnnd Avenue, residence on
Blrchard Avenue, Fremont, Ohio, 7-82
Fancy Goods. House Raising, Moving, &c. Wagons Carriage Factories.
NORTH OF KESSLER HOUSE, FRONT ST.,
The nndersiirned belucr established and exper
ienced tradesmen, with competent employes, are
prepared to execute the mostdnrablc and well-fln-ltdied
wrk, In their line, to be found in the city-
ana at noiinm ngnres, too.
A secialty madeoC every kind of repair tn wood
or iron work, llorse ftioeiu)? on me most ap
proved principles, by best of workmen.
. ,, OKU. GREINKR,
' ' 1 HENRY OCIIS,
4yl ' . t' CHRIS. SMITH.
Carriages, Buggies &Wagons
C0I1NEU OF STATE AND OAK STREETS,
Having crcatly enlarged his shop and Increased
uisiucilntea for doing flrat-claps work atks the
attention ot tne public to nis large aim
Carriages, Bnggics and Wagons, kept constant
on hand, made f the best material, of the high
eat order of workmanship, and th latest styles.
ttr Call and examino my stock before purrhas
Ing elsewhere. A. OOH8i
Fremont, Ohio. .
E. F. HAFFORD.
Corner Front St., and Birchard Ave.
flARRIAGES, OPEN AND TOP BUGGIES con-
Vstanuy on nana, or m&ds to order in any style.
w Particular attention paid to ropalrlna:. Al
work done at my factory warranted.
E. F. HAFFORD.
J. P. MOORE,
LDESIRE tocatl the attention of all to the ad
ditions I have recently made to my
. CARRIAGE FACTORY
f havn enlamed and remodeled mr short, an tn
five the uniurpaiied facilities for ex-
ecutlnir. In a sunei
nor manner, every aescnption or
Carriages and Wagon work.
My workmen are re
liable aud competent. Alt material Is selected with
special care, and thoroughly seasoned before it Is
manufactured. My aim is to furnish work which
shall have & merited reputation for superior quality
and style. I have fitted up a large store room and
shall keep always oa hand,
Grerr variety off Carriages, But
fleiiMimberi sprlug and
With these newly acquired facilities tny prices will
J, F. MOORE,
Carriage Factory, cornel Garrison and Water
streets, Fremont, Ohio.
ir ALL WOKK Gl'AJiAN'TEED.
Boots and Shoes.
The Finest Assortment
IN THE CITY,
Can bo found at the Old Reliable Store of
P. DORR & SON.
They constantly keep a full line of
MUNSON'S UNEXCELLED FINE GOODS!
for Ladles' Wear. Also the leading it y lei by other
n" Their Custom Work ts made a specialty and
act' r--tijiti taa vna mil I
SOLE AGENT FOB FREMONT,
CASPER SMITH. '
LutT i i
43 ODD FELLOES SWfS, flVT g,
MISS ANNA AUG3PUB3EB,
Piano, Voice and Theory,
8-21 43 Garrison Bt., Fremont.
WEST of BRIDQB
RESPECTFULLY intimate, that h
to an j part ot the city dally Alao,
Corned Beef, Pickled Tongue, Bologna, &c
Please leave yonr orders as above The in
most satisfaction is guaranteed
The Best! The Cheapest!
and most Modem!
alwavs found at
Odd Fellow's Block, Front St., Fremont, 0.
Not to be andersold or beaten la style or variety
Tschumy & Doncysons
F URN ITU if
n: 1 WAKE
and Examine their
OF CABINET WARE, TABLES,
CHAMBER SUITS LOUNGES,
(Sec, &C, kc.
They have recently added an
and are prepared to do anything in
TSCHUMY & DONCYSON
Corner Front and Garrison St3.,
J 3r US TV O -ST ,
LOUDENSLEGER & CO.,
OPFIOE No. 1.DBYF003' HLOOI.
HOUSES, LOTS, FARMS, LANDS.
Thefollowinff dnairahle nrorjertv Is offered fnr
sale at reasonable prices snd easy terms. Persons
wishing to purchase property ahonld call and le&ru
FOR 8AI.E Vacant Lota In different parts of
the city. Prices ranting from $1N to 11,000,
owing to location. K. LOUDENSLEGER A CO.
FOR SALE A two story Frame Dwelling House
rnnlMlnino, olcll. ruma non.M. t
cellar under the honse, all new and Id good
order. The lot COnUitlA almnt nne-thlrri n( n
altnatad In the first ward, on the northwest corner
nwiug auu wooo streets, rnce sg.ouo, pay
menta made easy. Thia property would be ejt
chanced for good timbered land inelther Sandusky,
Wood or Ottawa counties.
TT ANTED A tract of 300 or 00 acres of choice
?r umoerott lana in sauduakv or Ottawa coun
. S. LOUDENSiLEGEll & Co.
THE PLACE TO GET
IN EVERY DESIRED QUALITY IS AT,
N. BARENDT & CO.'S,
Who have all the Latest Styles of
FALL AND WINTER
you give them a trial, you win be so w.llsatia.
led wito the result that yon will not go else
where with yonr orders In fntiua.
And who make op all goods In the moat approved
styles, guaranteeing a good Bt (very time.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
ADAPTED TO TBS SEASON.
Carpets, Curtains, &c.
BECKWITH, STERLING St CO.'S
(The largest In the world on the ground door).
NO. 6 EUCLID AVENUE,
HAS OPENED with an entire NEW STOCK o(
Carpets and Curtains,
Comprlalne; ALL THK NOVELTIES In coloring
and deflirriK, amnmr which are some VEItx
CHOIOK PATTERNS of our own IVMCT IMPOR
TATION, which are not to be obtained elwwhere.
All are inTlted to visit thia establishment.
Prieea as low as New York or Boston, and lower
than any other house In Gleveland,
BECKWITH, STERLING t CO.,
No- 6 Euclid Avenue,
Southeast Corner ot Public Spnare
rfThe Trade supplied as usual at manufactur
ers' prices. la-ST
Th AtTpnrT of the Domestic Sewlnz Machine
Company has been removed from Croghan Street
51 FRONT ST REeT
The World Famed a f
rt, vcms&aaxr- ,1 J -
Afullltneof these excellent Machinctconstantly
400 Kegs of Wheeling and Steuben
Tiile Isails, and are selling
them at the lowest price.
The Largest Stock of Carpenters'
lools, Locks and Latches, Faints
Oils, Glass, Ac, in the City.
We Make Builders' Hard
ware a specialty.
Have the only stock of Genuine
b ostona flows, both Cast and
Steel, sold in town. Also the
celebrated Gales Chilled Cen
ter Draft plow, which we
warrant to run easier and
do better work than
any plow sold, and at
The exclusive sale of the North
western Pump Company's Gal
vanized Iron Lined Wood
Pumps, manufactured at To
ledo, Ohio, and will sell
them a LITTLE LOWER
than any other Wood
Pump sold in town.
Fifty Tons of Blacksmith's Bar Iron
at Factory Prices. Also a full
. line of Tools, Anvils, Bel
lows, dec, kc.
Fifty Baby Carriages at prices rang
ing from $3 to $25. The la'
style of Canopy Top, vrhic
is having a great sale
in the Eastern cities.
COME AND BEE US BEFORE YOU
FremBat Weekly Jnml
NEWS AND JOB
3d Story Buckland's (old) Block,
Is Republican In principle, and will be devotedto
rouues, Lrooai siattera, Literature ana
The aim of the Publisher Is to make the Joom
anrst-class Family Faper.
AS AN AEVERTISMO MEDIUM
It la the best In the Couaty.
Having recently fitted npki
a new lot or superior
and put into our establishment
a&ipp s Patent
We are now more fully prepared than ever before
kiur uuuig every aescripnon 01
Whether TSheet Posters. Circulars, Dodzersjlple
Programmes, bale Dills, oranyvarietvof
Handbills or Posters.
Letter Ileads, Bill Heads, Certificates,;
Receipts, and all kinds ot
Butineae Cards, Yiaitiug Carda, Wedding Card,
lUVllaUOD varua, ucaujr vauevj vi
O A. R D S
In Short wa are prepared .doany'Ddallsinda
A. U. Proprietor