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C. WHITMAN, realdence Lancaster, Ohio.
Pro4aHJnJfi-JES.SK LE0HNEK, Office In Public
Proftttinr Jlilorniy JAMES W. STISCHCOMB,
' mtni-AAKON W. EBKIOHT, Office at Jail.
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Rareayar B. R.HAN NtlM. Office, Public Building.
fraaai- L. HH.EPf'P.K, residence, Madlsontp.
Cosiisiatiaaars JOSEPH 8HAKP,of Bern Town
xlilp; JONAS A. BAKKR, or Walnut Township, and
loHH W. CD.NNIN6HAKl,THrpMTi Township.
SrI K 'ainm-WM. W. -WHITRKY, JOHN
Williams and Uriah o. ruttek.
For tfce Gatrtte and Democrat.
The Lancaster Press.
Sr GEO. SANDERSOH. .
The first newspaper printed in the town
f Lancaster was entitled "The Mrror
and Fairfield County Advertiser." It was
commenced early in 1806, end was edited
and published by Jacob Ilinkle, from Ky.,
on a roal sheot at subscription price of
two dollars a year. lie continued the pa
per about six months, whcti (or want of
support, as he alleged, sold his printing
materials,and withdrew from the concern.
James B. Gui diner, who had just niade
his appearance in Ohio, and who in sub
sequent years, rose to considerable dis
tinction in (be State as an editor, politician
and statesman, worked as a journeyman
printer for Iliukle in the Mirror office.
In the fall of 1806, John C. Qilkison
t jok charge of the office, changed the title
of the paper from that of the "Mirror" to
that of the " Western Oracle and Farmer't
Weekly Museum,'' and published the pa
per about one year, when he discontinued
his connection with it, and removed to
MansQcld, Ohio. His brother, James
Giikison aided him in the office. The
wriler of this article entered tho Oracle
ollice, as an apprentice to the printing bus
iness in tha spring of 1807, and completed
his servitude in tho office of the "Fredo-
nian," a weekly paper edited and publish
ed by Robt. D. Richardson, in CbillioOibe,
In 1808, James Wilton, a practising
physician, and Elijah B. Merwin, an At
toraey at Law, Lecame owners of the
materials, and continued the Oracle about
one year. Neither of them knew anything
about tho ptinting business, and finding
that the concern interfered with their pro
fessional concerns, in which they were ex
tensivcly engaged at tlio time, discontin
ued tlie publication and Lancaster was
without a paper until the following year.
In the spring of 1810, Peter Parcels,
of Clnllicothe, established a weekly paper
in Lancaster, and the writer of this article,
beeame the publisher. It appeared under
the title of the "political Observatory."
About six months after its commencement
Parcels sold the office to a company, Con
sisting of Philemon Beeclier, Jonathan
BcoQcId, John Creed, and Elijah B. Mer
win. The titio of the papor was chaugod
to that of the "Independent Press" and
i ne wrncr continued to print ibe paper
and manage the business of the office
until April, 1812, when it became evident
that the United States would soon bo com
polled to declare war with Great Britain,
lie changed his employment for that of
ilio camp. Russel E. Post tho a publish
ed the paper for the proprietors until late
in the fall of that year, when Jacob D.Dio
trick issued proposals for publishing the
" Otio Eagle He also purchased the
printing materials of the "Press," and in
the spring of 1813, issued the first num
ber of his paper, or rather it was a con
tinuance of tin "Sh union Eagle," which
he had previously edited and published in
. Staunton, Virginia.
- Tha foregoing is a brief history of the
Lancaster Press, from its first commence
jneut in 1806, until the rise of the Ohio
Eagln in 1813; arid the writer is the only
person now living,' who was connected
with the nowspaper press in Fairfield
, county during tbat time. All the others
havs passed way some of them many
The writer is in possession of one copy
of tha "Western Oracle," tod two num.
bersof the "Independent Press." The
Oracle was published on the 80th of Maroh
1807, fifty-three years ago. It is a dingy
looking sheet, of royal size, and Was
printed on old fashioned English and
Long: Primmer type the only fonts in
the office and both worn nearly to the
shoulder. The press was a very ancient
and rickety conoern, said to have been in
use in the days of Franklin. The motto
under the head of the paper is 'JVor too
rash yet not fearful. Open to all parties
influenced by none. We aim to be just."
The editor and publisher's name does not
appear. It Is pretty well filled wiili ad
vertisements, principally set up in Eng.
lish type. The advertisers were Wm. H.
Tong, Wm. Taylor, Joseph Hunter &
Balph Relby, John Nee), Jas. S. Collins.
Robert Wilcox, and James Rankin, offer
ing tha use of their fine spring horses.
Fielding Lowry offers 60,000 sores ol
land, lying between the two Miamies and
Mad River, for sal&.
Joseph Johnson notifies the citizens o
Lancaster that he has comnienotd the Boot
and Sboemaking business next door
John Neel'e tavern.
Thomas Speer and D. Ed slow, of Mus
kingum couniy, give ' noiioe that they
have been appointed Administrators on tha
estate of Adam M. Murdy, late of that
county deceased. From this, it would
seem, that Zaneaville was without a news
paper as late as March, 1807.
Peter Wooiring caution i the public from
purchasing lot No. 12. in tho 8th Squaro,
of the town of Lancaster, from John. Mew-
Emanuel Carpenter Jr., then Sheriff,
advertises the property of James Brooks
John Crist advertises lots for sale in the
town of New Strawsburg.
William Tomlinson, a merchant, calls
on his debtors to pay up, asriie wants to
go to Philadelphia to buy more goods.
Silas Allen and E. B. Merwin, Execu
tors of Dr. Wm. Kerr, deceased, notifies
those that are indebted to sid estate to
close their indebtedness by immediate
J esse WilleU offers for sale a quarter
section of land, Well improved.
Jesse Spencer, Register of the Land
Offioe, at Chillicothc, offers for sale for
non-payment, David IUes and George
Ciine's land Sec. 4, T. 15, R. IB; also
Rudolph Pitchei's land, East half sea. S6t
T. 14, R. 19.
The paper contains a reasonable quanti
ty of foreign and domestic intelligence
under appropriate headings.
The writer well, remembers the princi
pal part of the advertisers and he is not
aware that any of them are living; he be
lieves they have all paid the debt of na
The independent Press.
The oldest number of this paper in pos
session of the writer, was published by
Geo. Sanderson, for the proprietor, on the
10th of April, 181 1. It is a royal sheet,
and was printed on Small Pica and Long
Primmer type, and at a subscription price
of two dollars a year in advance two dol
lars and a half at the end of the year, or
three dollars in trade. The socoud num
ber of the Press, also in possession of the
writer, was "printed and published by R
E. Post, for tho proprietors, and was is-
suod oh the S5th of October, 1812. Its
motto was Reason and Truth shall dictate
Virtue and Liberty inspirt." These pa
pers are invaluable on account of their an
tiquity; dro in pretty good preservation,
and are to be with some other publications
of the kind, filed among the. Records of
paste von ts in the archives of the Fairfield
County Ilutoiical Society,
Early NeWapapers in Ohio.
Some months ago, W. T. Coggeshell,
State Librarian,pablisbe(l an artiolu in the
State Journal, giving the dates of the
foundation of Newspapers in Ohio. Mr.
C. in making out his list failed to notice
the commencement of tho ''Ohio Gazette
and Western Virginia Advertiser," early
in 1809, in Marietta. It was published,
according to ths stutcment of Dr. S. P
Hildreth, by Wyliis Silliman, and edited
by Elijah Backus. Tbe writer of this ar
ticlo takes the liberty of adding to the list
of early newspapers, "Tbe Mirror and
Fairfield Countv Advertiser." Itwas pub
lished by Jacob Ilinkle, in Lancaster, and
commenced early in the year 1806. By
adding tha Ohio Gszet'.e and Mirror to
Mr. CoggeshcH's statement, the following
will be the true rise of the early newspa
pers in our Stale down to 1809:
Ceulinol of the Norlh-Weatorn Ter
ritory, commenced in Cincinnati, 1793
Western Spy. Cincinnati, : : : 1799
csoioto liazette, Chiliioothe, ! : : 1800
Ohio Gazette, Marietta. : : : 1802
Liberty Hall, Cinoinnati, : : : 1804
Wosteru Star, Lebanon, : : : 1805
Western Herald, Sieubenville. : : 1806
Ihe Mirror, and Fairfield County
Advertiser, Lancaster, : : ; 1806
Ohio Patriot, New Lisbon. : ; : 1809
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY, SEPT., 20, 1800.
From which it appears that "The Mir
ror and Fairfield County Advertiser" was
the 7th or 8th and perhaps the 7th pa.
per established in the State of Ohio.
API IIOUR OF HOKROK.
M. H. C.
Io 1846, not long after tbe) murder of
Colonel Davenport, on Rock Island.wben
many parte of the West were filled with
criminals of every grade and hue, and
tbe traveler had good cause to be sutpi
oious of all he met, I was journeying on
harse back through the "northern pari of
Illinois, then but sparsely settled. My
companion was an only sister, justraeov-
Kered from a lingering attack of fever. We
had buried both our parents and an only
brother upon the other side of the Father
f JT j ,.
ui iisitri, ana wero now wei.aincr our
way back to N6w England, the land of
One evening, just as the sun was set
ting, we emeiged upon a broad prairie,
Slretching beyond us as far as the eye
could reach. Ten dreary miles had been
traversed since we had seen a house, and
now the little fog cabin, which greeted
our sight was a, welcome as the oasis to
the tried Arab. Ridiflar ud to the door.
an old woman of most ferocious appear
ance answered my summon, and in re
ply to my question of how far it was to
the next house, grunted out that it was
Here was a dilemma. Our hoiSes were
already jaded, und my sister so fatigued
that she could scarcely retain her seat in
tne saduie. lo proceed was impossible,
to remain there. I felt a slrar.ee nreaent-
ment would be but oourtiog death. From
a whispered consultation with my sister.
I found that she shared my suspicions re
specting the old woman and the character
of the house. Finally of the alternatives.
we deoided to ask for lodgings. The old
woman made some excuses said there
was but one bed in the house besides her
own and that she was not prepared to take
As I was well armed not without
some experience in hand to hand light
ning, and could have a bed for my sister,
I deeided to remain in preference to ven
ture across in the night. As we dis
mounted from our horses, a villainous
lookingman, apparently twenty-fiveyears
tld, came op from a ravine beyone tho
house with a gun upon his shoulder and
a large huntintr knife in his belt. He did
not look Us in the face, but cast sidelong
glances indictative ot one whose oousci
ence was ill at ease.
After a suppor of Vension and corn
bread of which both my sister and myself
partooK sparingly, notwithstanding our
long fast, I requested tbat ray sister
might be shown to bed. As there was
but one below, we knew the bed must be
in the left, the floor of which was laid
with "bunsheons," leaving many brosd
cracks. Ascendingly by a ladder, I ao
companied my sister to the room above
and having viewed the place and some
what reassured her, descended to bass half
au hour with my hostess and her .son.
Upon engaging her in conversation, I
learned that she wis formerly from Tenn
esseethat her husband had been killed
about a year previous ih a fight about a
claim and that she was intending to re
turn the next month to her native State.
As I became more acquainted with her,
my fears subsided, and when I finally de
cided U retire to the room above intend
ing to Bit and watch all night, I forgot
to WKe my overcoat, in wlr.ch were my
pistols and bowie knilc.
My sister was still awake, and I was
rejoiced to find that like me, her fears
were gone: Seating royse'f upon a chair
without any baok, I leaned against the
wall, and was just dropping into a doze,
when I was startled by bearing whispers
at tne ioor. oi tne lauaer. Cautiously ri
sing to my feet, I peered through a wide
era' k, anu distinctly saw the old woman
sharpening Ihe huge hunting knifu, which
now looked double its natural size. At
the same moment the voung man leaned
against a stick of wnod in the corner, caus
ing it to fall to the hearth.
"Hushl'' whispored the old woman,
"you will wake them up."
In a moment, like a shock of electricity
a full sense of Our awful situation rushed
upon my mind, I bad evidently been
wheedled into confidence by the old hag,
(hat she might the more easily murder us.
And my pistols! 0, horrors, they were
beyond my reach, and I could see noth
ing, save tho ohair, With which to defend
myself. Had I been alone, I think I
should bot have lost my presence of mind.
But my sister, the only near relative I had
upon earth the life of my sister hung
upon ray proteotiortj and by duo of these
strange contradictions in nature, wbch
should have been most active, I sunk down
ou tho chair perfectly paralyzed.
I now distinctly heard tho old woman
ascending the ladder, but to rave my life
1 could not move a muscle, fortunately
my sister was asleep and io my dreadful
extremity I was so base as to hope that
the blow might be s'.ruck with unerring
certainly, that she might awake to consci
ousness only in the land of spirits.
On came the old woman I saw her
grizzly bead as it peered into the loft
saw the light in one hand and the horri
ble knife in the other saw hor turn her
glaring eyes, full upon me saw the de
moniac scowl upon her withered features
still I could not move. The agony of
tbat moment if meted out in ordinary
proportions, would make a man misera
ble for a thousand years.
When I eould bear it no longer just
as 1 was about to swoon the old woman
readied forward, and With an iron grasp,
soized a leg of vensiob from whioh she cut
several slices, and retired to the room be
low. Wa lad the Vension for breakfast
the next morning
Loss of (be Lady Elgin
We compile the following details of this
disaster from the Chicago Tribune of lh
10th. The collision took place on the
night of the 7th, off Wineika. the schoon
er Augusta, which had run into the Lady
Elgin, bringing the first accounts to Chi
cago on the morning of the 8th. It is al
ready known that the Elgin was heavily
laden with passengers, returning from a
STATZMXNT OF CAM. HALOTT. !
D. M. Maloft, master of the schooner
Augusta, gives the following version of
the catastrophe in his protest made Satur
Tbe Augusta took on a cargo of lumber
about three miles below Port Huron io
the St. Clair river, and sailed thence a
bout four o'clock P. M., of the first of
September. That nothing matoiial occur
red during the voyage until tbe evening of
the lib of September, the vessel then be
ing off Milwaukee, about 7i o'clock, with
wind about N. ., a strong breeze, the
vessel heading S. by E.. with all sail M.
At 2 o'clock A. M. of the 8th, was off
Waukegan, wind in the same direction,
and frosh, about 4 or 6 miles off shore,
weather cloudy, moon up, not very daik;
our lights all right and io order; vessel on
sametourse. At about 3 o'clock took a
heavy squall from the north, and vessel
broached to. Lowered away fore and
maiusiil about half way, took in jibs, and
wertj running under these sales, whan
discovered a steamer's lights, both red &
bright, supposed to be Irom a quarter to
a half mile dieiant, and steering between
north and northeast. Raining very hard.
We kept our vessel on her course. E hv
S., until we saw a Collision was nrnlmhln
when we put helm hard up. Struck the
steamei in about two or three minium
just abaft the paddle box on her port aide.
TL. .... 1 . , . 1
auo oiuauier Kepi on uer course; engine in
full motion, headiog around north along
side the steamer. Got separated from the
steamer in about a minute, when tbe Au
gusta fell off iulo the troughs of the sea.
All our head gear, jib boom, staunches.
eot., were carried away. Took ir all sail!
and cleared away an anchor, sunnosinn-
the vessel would fill. Lost siaht of the
steamer within five minutes alter the col
lision. After charing up the wreck, got
up forestaysail, (finding the vessel was
not leaking) and made efforis to get the
vessel before ihe wind and save the masts,
as all the headsiays wero gone, except one
forestay, but was obliged to hoist a part of
the foresail, when we succeeded in getting
before the wind and stood in for the land
When within about ihrert mUa
down along ibe shore and arrived off Chi
cago harbor about 7A o'clock A. M., Sd-
. I n ' r
The following is from the statement of
M. .b. binith of Ontonagon, one of tho
Elgin passengers. Just at the moment
wben the boot went down, a sea struck her
upper works, and they parted from ihe
hull and floated off in several pieces. This
was a trying moment. The shock and the
force of the waves swept off several of our
number; but the night was dark, and as all
lights were 6000 gone, wo could not see
who was yet safe, and who was gone. I
found myself on a piece of tho wroek, per
haps G1S0 a portion of the upper do -k,
the boards and ribs; or carlins to which'
they wero hailed. In company with mo
were from 25 to 28 persons, and wo had
nothing lo do but suffer ourselves to be
uuaieu luwMiu miure. mong tne pieces
01 wrecK we lounu a lew cabin doors.
These we secured, aud setting them and
our pieces of plank upon end, broadside
to the wind, made them sorve as sails.
Soon after setting out 011 our perilous
journey, we discovered another piece of
ine (lecK, more aeepiy loadnd than ours.
Capt. Wilson was on it, with two or throe
others, he camo to our float, and continu
ed with us, keeping us in heart by bis
words of good cheer. After daylight, he
busied himself in providing for the crener-
al safety, by fastening loops to the carlins
by which wo miyht hang on when we
came to tho surf. 1 hero were with us
four or fivo women. One of these had a
child about six months old, for the safety
of which the Captain was exceedingly so
licitous. Ho hold it when not otherwise
employed. He had given it up but a mo
ment, to attend to some matter, when a
wave swept it out of the arms of him to
whom he handed it, and it was gone.
This child aud a man and a woman were
all wo lost AVe spout the night in com
parative comfort. The storm was severe,
but we did not sufTurgicatly from the cold.
Tbe water was warm.
A Mr, Carter of Winetka rchtes:
All that were saved at aud near Wine
tka went to their homes or places of des
tination last evening, excepting this Mr.
and Mrs. Kvislon. No one who did not
witness the coming in and the lauding of
this couple can conceive of the eXeite
Dierit on shore ih view 01 it. They had
been Watuhcd by many eyes for half an
hour. At first we thought this man was
cariying Hi his arms a little child; then we
saw as he came neater it was not a very
small peraon ; then from tho helplessness
of the lady we thought the man was hold
ing in bis grasp the lifeless body of a
Iriend. Near tho shore she slipped from
his hold and Ml off the raf. He plunged
after her, and mounted to hie post on the
rait (a part of the wheolhouee) again!
As they neared the shore, a brave and
generous follow rushed out inio the water
and reached out his baud, whioh Evistou
grasped, and When those two bauds join
ed, there was such a thrill 00 shoro as no
ono can disci ibe. Both were brought io,
and both are now doing well, though she
is, and will for some days be. in a critical
situation. All the hjuaes along the Lake
Shore Boad, from Winetka to Gross Point,
were made hospitals for the day. No one
is to be praised to the disparagement of
the rest. All did nooly. All gave them-
selves, their houses, their beds,
bread and meat, their carmenta
worn oi savinir and (r,n,i,,ri;nl
., o -"" a
a re it
The first rafi which
reached the shore
:. i.::rr' . w r lwo wo,ven upn ;
Wfltl awtfell . ' . I a
as it came in iv broke up, and one
on y of
ne women was saved. This was Mrs
Kiv.r. tl Mll I. - mi -
...v.u, , uinwaus.ee. ine otiirr
lady iriend ol hers, who
wit oi auhcaw
SS'iS'ihVbear'V.1 r on
.eet high) plar-ed or, a bed and supplied
with dry clothing and such attentions as
o'clock io tho evening tw ... ' " I
" , . . uon l0ay and at nine
Milwaukee. She Was brui..! La ...!.
and lame, and aore, but had a Ironi? con'i Rod mDnt" f the Kiuallidist
i;i.i;. i i .. .. t " Hvna ara limn.l i. .Ill n i ,
....unuii, anu pora up admirably Heri' nniieiue
companion on the raft watt a hdy friend n,en.M.d women "T Wineika and Evans
whom Mrs. Rivers helpe.1 by allowing her" H" , tl"'"' her" bhed nd uscles
to cling to herself, but, Mrs. R save her -reDg' , ned br 8 calamity; to
friend said at length she could hold oo no K'7 , 10 ork ,lb 00 lhu,'"t of self
longer, and feared. tn, .i,..i.i and 00 hope of reward, a class of dnil
Mrs. R. down with her. This she would
uotdo. Sho let go her hold when pretty)
neir ilm ...i r. ,J
ed and seen ,', mre viw '
small raft, and arriving at the Tan, timer' "feht. The agebtofihe toat hired oTHru'LT.Un I T.I
and place with it. ...... 1?.? l" 'P together such portion, of tiJ'.C 'CB,a?' ,he Pr"c-M ' onous,
more man twenty persons on it. Amoral
' - "'f "iiii
these was Captain Wilson
A 1 . 1
or luirieen ot these were saved, and the
rest drowned in ihe surf when wiihiu a
few rods of the beai h. Cpt. Wilson on
this raft had behaved admirably io cheer
ing and directing the little company how
to hoist and hold doors and loos, nlanta
so as lo make sails and rudders of them t
direct their course and hasten them to
shore; but sad to say, after all hi skill,
coolness and manliness in directing and
cheering others, when thia rft
n the surf near the beach tl a imlinni
tain was lost.
SCENX AT WINKTKA.
The shore there is an uneven Muff.
ranging from thirty lo sixty feet high, with
a narrow atrip 01 beaih at ita base. At
some points the heavy serf niado directly
nr t.,.1.1 1.1. .a- . .
,.bo.,ioi mu uoiu uuin ai most points,
however, a narrow tract intervened un
washed br the waves, and so aiTnrili',.,r .
place and foothold for the operatioue'f'or
Tho whole beach for three mlU w
found strewed with frsgmeuta of the light
upper partions of the ill-fated steambr.aml
out to sea, whue the waves were rotlimr
more heavily than is usually seen even
in our September gales, the surface of the
angry waters, for miles, in extent, as far
as the one could reach sea-ward was dot-
ted with fragments of the wreck, and rafis
and spars, with what were clearly made
out 10 be human beings clinging to them.
At this time (10) A. M.) various author
ities make out that from eighty to one
hundred perBons could have been cbUhled
driving at the mercy of the maddened el
entente, towards ihe high, rolling break
ers and surf washed beach anil bluff.
1 .1 j. ..i ...
tiiciilo uiuuenuuB wun straining eye
watched their progress, and wiih nl
cheeks noted, as alas, too many mat their
fate in the waVesi
The work of rescue" began about five
A.M., a little north of Wineteka, near
the country scat of Mr. Oage, where the
earliest intelligence wss received by the
survivors who came ashore :n the steam
er's yawl among whom was the Steward,
Mr. Rice, to whose sppended rarrative we
refer. This boat wis followed by anoth
er, tbe last reaching the shore a little Inter.
The neighborhood was aroused. Word
was sent 10 the dwellings at the sla'ion
below, aud a parly of men Were preparing
to go up to the vii-inity where the boats
had landed when there attention WasdraWn
to their own shore as still more painfully
to be the scene of the perils and lost of
life, and noble daring of the day. The
wind not being directly bb shore, carried
each latter arrival a little further south,
and now rafts bearing human heings were
Seon Hearing Wineika, where the country
residence Of Ex-Alderman Carter of ibis
city occupies the high bluff.
Parties of men were on the alijrt and
ready lor the woik of n seue. Word was
sent to Evanaton, an.l citizens aud its en
tire studenl community rams up in force
Attention was first directed to a large rait
coming in steadily but bravely over the
waves, upon which Were ttanding 11
large group of human beings, since known
to have been some fifty in number. A
round and beyoud it on ail sides were sin
gle survivors and group of two or three
or more but painful interest centered a
bout the fate of that larger raft. It near
ed the seething line of surf. Willi aglass
those on shore could see ibat the com
pany on boaid seemed to obey the Older
of one. That ladies and children weio
there hearts on shore forgot to beat fur
an install), and t hen saw ihe raft break
and disappear iu tha seas. Of the enure
numrer on ooaru oniy nitcen names ap
pear in our list of the saved. Of ihe
lost was the braVe heart who tried his
best to save those committed to his charge
and perched in the attempt brave Cat.
Jack Wilton, the commaho.ar of tho un-
jne worn ot leBcue. however, did not
pause io the agony that wrung the hearts
on shore. Men, residents of Wiuetka,
and Evanston, Hupped off nil superflu
ous clothing und with ropes tied about
thent, held 011 shore, dashed nobly into
(he surf and only by such peril wrested
the saved of the wreck. Where many
wrought io well we cannot here particu
larise, t ut we accord the universal senti
ment of the day in the assertion that the
Tbe logical teachings of the Garrett Bib
lical lnstiiuta mutt include a liberal
amount of "Uusadar Christianity?' for
Messrs. Spencer and Coombs of lhat in
stitution were foremost among the heroes
of the day.
Lale in the afternood a beautiful female
infant of about three months ago, washed
ashore at Evanston Io a sweet uncon
sciousness of peril, in an hour when a
mothers breast waa no shelter, the fierce
wrath of the elements oould not drive the
smile from iba tiny o'meks '.list in death,
hours of. wore the semblance of quia and
, vi.viu menu.
a mnif ,
rriilft aiiif, n( W:n.l
found ti n n ,i.o n..r , . !
- aiio mini iiiiin.1 nn
fully out on ih, Uu M if
waiere io eive uo its viuiima rn
asked if thev had
i Ihfi old mtwnun i. t
I ence of number, who stood by b r, V f
to offer h consulate n. J '
Thebadp.es with (he good. Lofiv
- beat,' dcTi,s e re ur-were hatch-
,S cn?roei """(,' trunks and
plundering the dead ik.v .i
dead as thev ., i.M.
I 1 their on
!,..,. ... ii i . , ..7.
. uiu oe peaenm. when too
yrti a wt uJ
moi, it waa found that a large'
. iY 1 1 t . ai
- .,, j,,... . ,, .
uia vi iuu naa Deen collected at tiross s
Point. There were barrela f fln,,, I
baps fifty barrels of spirits, pi.ee. of fur-1 -hnVjfS'-i T8!8- of P",i!
nitur... ate. These hrJL r...,'...r,0.re c.Ddldat f " r.ou. officeS-
were hired 'o guard. In the oi -hi ti e 1 i.,aT ! the, mon' coU
wer. attacked bv a nrof .VK &?Med for f elections-
thorieiL'l.boihnn'larT,! ' J ' . I
the property removed. .1.: "i ZaZII
morning they wero again afoot aud eager
ior moiepiuouer. 1 lire trunks of Mr.
Lumsden, of New Orleans Urge travel
ing isses came taily ashore. When
found by the officers 00 watch, thev t,ri
already been broken opea and rifled. The
coarser garments, i bon, ic., were left
but the silk dreaana. .rt(,-i. f. jlJ
ramewitl,w;guns,ear.sb.gs.,dba:k8s T. aT'" u"
greedy for the mei Tl ......J 1 If 11 iehlt ,nd "g-Dd SV thousand
had been carried off. h mnZmnl T- ,coun7-1paPer-wi,ho,t
instituted, and a U,r Tl, . Ti ? T K'ch " ould. '' J -r its
whole of the valuabV
irom the parties among whom ihey had
bteh divided. In the ieWelrv casea
said to he diamonds of considerable value.
Ihe offenders three Germans near Evan
ston will be put where diamonds will
do them no goo.l. A trunk bel.inMn to
air. Horner, 111 the Lake Superior trade,
was found near Daggau'a Point, its con
cerns an gone, Uther trunks fell into bet
ter nanus. t e are clad 10 sav lhat
mobg ihese wreckers, whoso iuhumauitv1
disgraces the name of man, there was not
art American. We hope they will be
disowned by all nations.
OCCASION C7 THE XXCCBSIOK.
The Union Guards of Milwaukee, not I
iong since were dtsarmed and disbanded,4' with good morals, or the order ttf
by the Governor bf the Sovereignty 0f eociety, then heoughthotto be Upheld.
WiscoDsio. We do not remember the pre-'Our correspondent urges neiih-r ,f these
cise rau3e, but believe it to have teen Ibbjetlibna and we therefore think he is at
partly political a atfrits of resolutions io' 'su't 'n stopping his paper,
relation to ihe conflict between Wiicon: Think more seriously of tbe'tnatter
sin and the United States, in the Booth j friend, and we doubt not but you will adl '
ca;,e, in which the right ot the Governor! yu-" BSm9 10 our ''8l permanent and
lo order iliem ont for the enforcement of
tho decisions of Wisconsin Courts was
After the Ji'arbing, tLcy Continued
iheir organization and buu-'lit arms on
tKeir private account. In doing this they
nau incurred a considerable debt,
. J !
pay this off by an excursion, the
of which were lo go to the Cbmpany, iras!"Kumel Johnsing's oigir," as he called ;
the niaih object ib view. The t'aplain, 1 'l'nl the bther day, And after cussing anil
of the Guards was a candidate for Tra8-'tl'SCU68ing various matters appertaining
urer in Milwaukfe. and lo get his fiiends
together bn the trip and make strengtl
t'01 himstlf, was a prominent though not
leading idea. Hence most of ihe excur
sionists wore m tbe Uoraocratio nartv:
hence, as the Guards were au liish cbm-i6
psny, it happens that A large majority of
tnose wno set out were ot that na lunalitv
m. , .
iins expiaiuuon is necessary to account
for Ihe prepondeiance of Irish names in (ber, kept lookiii' at her; said she wis bil
lhe lists of "lost" aud '-saved" Printed yous, and guv hers box of Dr. RoWk'i
t3 The Toledo Blade stales tliat a
Douglas Democrat of lhat city was trying
the oilier night lo talk poli ics loa Repub
lican lady. Alluding to the recent speech
ol Gen. Ashley in this city, (whd we all
Know, was tormeily a 1'emOerat,) be
observed lhat he. did not think much val
ue could be placed upon the opinions of
a man who "changed bis politics so of
"But do ydu not think lhat a reformed
drunkard or gambler is belter qualified
to testily to the evils of iutemperance
or gaming, than one who never drank or
gambled?" asked ihe ladv.
"Why, yes; but "
"Then 1 should ihiuk that a nformed
Democrat was equally well qualified to
testify against the corruptions of modern
Democracy," wss (he answer.
The Douglasita didn't radish the com
parison atid abandoned the conversation.
Cliiirttvterhttc Cuuduct. '
Capt. Jack Wilson of tho iil-faled Lady
Elgin, wore bis heart like a true sailor.on
the outside. His body bftS been recover
ed; and the noble officer perished in'ef
forts to save oihers;
One of the persons saved from a piece ot
Wreck on which Capt. Wilson floated,
says, just as they reached tha breakers
and were being broke up, the Captain saw
a woman and two chilureu on a detached
piece und in iminent danger, at Once lefi
the piece on which he was, Bwam to the
other; and held the children in bis arms
till 01 her portions of the wreck 6truck him
and swept all under and out ot sight. The
surt was terrible, and breaking up every
thing that came into it, and beie it was
that more than two thirds of the lives ol
those that floated from the vtssel were
. Coaatv Pasera. .
A subscriber from the riorlherh pari df1
the couoty writes lis to discontinue bis
nanAr .a Via miII .!.. i. ...
.... ..n:i "
price. He says. "I like vnur nanA. ....
much, but you have too many adveriiashi
m nts, and I ara already getting three pa
pers at three dollars year.''
We thank our friend for hit' good1 opin
ion of our payer, and submit to him a few
teasona Why he, and all other uititer.l of1
the courityj should continue to support it.
1st. Is a newspaper necessary to a
county? To this qntioa every intelli
gent person mutt give an affirmative an
ewer. A county Witlont a newapaptf
Would be like a clock wi'hout 4 dial ik
a man without a voice. Iiwtroeobe
might ascertain the b'our indi'-atrd by -clock
by watching it wheels, counting thai
bomber of revolutions, and marking the
cogs. So alro a dumb man csrj nuke hint-'
self understood to a certain extent by
signs and motions but the process in both
instances would be far from pleasant nr
00 "? man "'.msillf into
00 also a man can bring himse f
costly, and at best very unatifaetorv.
1 here is no cne of any intelligence but
is personally interested in knowinJ some
u',n, ,Lal can e.h'00d ev"- i his
"8 ''"one pro and con for the various
PUbllC. ementa-th. .ale. of prop-
aay or iwo. v cry well, but surons
your neighbor and eveiybody else ib the
country should imitate your example and
stop the paper. whf Would you be?
But you say, take out ine advertise
ments and I will take your paper. la if
ply ib ibis, we have two answers to make.
. iM M"imenta area,, etsen-
ty paper being to furnish cheapest and bett
method of commbbicaliug to the public.
81. Ho cotiaty paper in ibe State could
live a mbtilh Wiihotlt the remuneration de
rived from advertisements.
Again, you say, 'your paper cosU too
much; put it don to a dollar A year and
I will lake it." All we rave 10 say io
J.L' f a. ... . .
inis is, mar. u can 1 be dune inside or a
J subscription of five thousand, without
liankrhntpr Ymi nrnvl-f an, a. .A
J -v- - " ' v H 1 in
possibilities of your couniy paper, but orl
the contrary, should be willing to pay.
what is necessary to its support.- .
The truth is, none of jour objVetietas
are valid. If an editor is inrunahl- nr
conducting a paper or advoeates doctrines
uncomplaining subscriber. Svmm:t tea
ton. The Toughest of Tnrkry
. Cuff was a gentleman's gentleman dowtt
io old Virginia, and a daikey of most ob-
.1 ....L . J 1 ... 1 . 1. ...... ... 1
uouuieu nouBaiy auu iruui; out ne wouia
sometimes tell tough stories. He met
10 their masters, tell laid the lollowine
Sam Well. Caff, how you
Cuff V, I iso t no wusa.
Sam How is all do folks
Cuff 0, day is aitfe to be round,' ccpt
de ole man's darter; she bed the doctor
the other day. He oame in, looked at
'c j- ; 11 .ll lar. J t
Scandinavian blood piila. When de Doe-
tor go, 6h4 Up an' threw de pills out da
window; Sie wouldn't take no pills, nd '
tah Wat, de ole lurkr-y cock cum. an'
gieedly libs he gobbled down db pills,
box an' all, wi I ds whole directions.
Next day we had company, an' had to
kill dat tUrkey cock, yer see. fir light
hibi bb de uble, bllld wid liter aass; mas
ts Sourish his knife, and try to tut Lira
up; couldu t get de knife Into him.
'Cuff,' says he, "bow long did yer one
"Bile him ao lour, ssh."
"T.iU him away and bile him another'
So I took him away an' biled him an
Sam Did de company wail?
Cuff 0. yes, de company waited
Wal, i bought de tuihsT in, ao massa
flourish his big knife agin au' try lo cut
him; but l.e cc uldu t do it. 110 sain
"Take him away aud bile bim another1
So I take him down into the kitchen'
Sam Did de company wan?
. Cuff 01 course dey wailed. I brougnt
in de turkey agin, an' maSsa try to cut.
But it was no go; massa git mad.
"Take him away ttn' bile him a week,"
So I took him away au' biled, him- 4
wetk. 1 .r
Sam Did the company wail? ', t .
Cuff 0, yes, de company waited
bound to see do fun out, yer know. Wal,
in a week I brought in dat turkey. Mas-
sa thought he got bim dis time sure, but
be oouldo'tout a bole in him; de ole cock
wouldn't bs out. Massa send for de doo
lor, to hab de turkey examined. De doe'
tor, came look at de turkey look all over
him. Says he. "It's no use; yoa cao't
bile dis turkey, for be baa taken a box ot
J... Q'.nlindvi.n KtArtd nilla a'a' Ar4
des9 Scandinavian blood
tint any bile in him.