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- PIERRE nEArr.JtAMV,
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ESP EC TFULXY f cleif his pro fi?sWnTTttfsw;rv ices
Offick Oue door south of IcCliOch8 Dnifir stor.
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PHYSICIAN A.I SlUGEOX,
" " FREMONT, SANDUSKY CO.i Q. -
May 2R, 1549;"";'' f';' ; -TZ A-tf;:
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- Mat aal-Fire lnsorance Company.
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s physicians and. Surgeon 7
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July 1. 1849. - -1 ... 3 r- ,:, y;- --. 21
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T , - TV'cw. and FasJiionaJiIe :
KS o o t n n tl : !S Si o e S hop 'H
r JHE undersigned, has of eue J a BOOT and SHOE
.-'JL" shop Oil .-; --.; - r '.- " ..... .
:. l Jfaiii, street, two doors north, of the Pest- Ojicc,
In Lower Sandusky.- and is no mniinfacturinff to ordkh
very thinjr in the ahove line with neatness and despatch.
His materials are of the best' quality, his workmen are e-
jierieuced, and all work is wabhistkp. ' . - .'y-
lie intends to supply this maTKfct with beautiful and
t fashionable " ' ' . ' 'r. - - : -..
Jfen's, Uovs. and Children's IJoots Shoes and Drorani
i Cowhide and Kipskin, as well as pumps slippers, fcc.
1 Also, Ladies' and Misses' slippers Buskins, Gaiters &c,
all done Ui in neat and fushionabie style, and deli i
tvillipromitnes and desnatch. The subscriherreqnests
A hheral share of the pnblic patronage, and is determined
t to merit the same.
- Jane 23, '19. I8:6m
f - DRS. SHEETS & BE L L,
HA Vt XG entered into a partnership in the Drag Store
.owned by Dr. Sheets, in Tyler's Building, where
.hey now offer a full assortment of
. Drugs, Medicines, Dye Stufis, 6ils Paints, y
' and a preat variety of f.iney articles, such as cologne,
' hairnil, indelible ink, pen-Knives, combs, brushes of all
" kiiTs, vti'h a full assortment of
: PATENT MEDICINES,
Tor every disease that afHicls mankino;: which wee offer
at rerv low psices for Cash, Beeswax Gineengr, Sassafras
Burs from the root and Paper Rags. - Low Prices, and
Ready Pay in something,
it onr motld Torever: SHEETS & BELL.
Fr-Ticn', Julj H, 1919- - ,21
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Tiic t'nion. .
BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.
J Thou too, sail on, O ship of State! ' . --
Sail on, O Union strong and great! , ' y. -
Hnmanity with all its tears,
With all the hopes of future years, ?
V I hanging breathless on your fate! : ; -
We know what master laid thy keel, ,i -I
What workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, y '
: Who made each mast, each sail, each rope,.""'
What envils rang, ivhat hammers beat, ' ,
In what a forge and what a heat,
AVere shaped tho anchors of thy hope! ; ." ;
. Fear not each sudden sound and shock, : y'
'Tis of the wave and not the rock;
' 'Tis but the .flapping of the sail, j
I yAnd not a rent mada. by the fra'e!
; In spile of rock and tempest roar, ' -
In spita of false lights on the shore, y ; ' y
Sail on, nor fe:ir to breast the sea! "i y1
Our hearts, cur.hopes.are all with Ihect' 4: "
Our hearts, our hopes, onr prayers, our tears,
v,Our faith triumphant o'er our fears,
Are all with thee are all with thee.
iU is c e 1 1 a n e a u s,
- , Frerri the Yyandot Tribune. - r
TJio True Glory of America. " V
VThat American is Ibere who does not with pride
contemplate the rising glory of bis country whose
heart does not thrill with indiscribable pleasure
when he looks upon this boundless and beautiful
land, and is conscious, that this is bis native home!
It is a rioted fact that every one loves his. native
native country, nty matter what may be the condi
tion of that country; whether oppressed and illite
rate or free and enlightened, the same love fills tho
heart." The savage Arab loves his native desert,
with its scorching sandthe hardy Siberian loves
his native hills, and glories in, their .snow-capped
summits. The tawny Indian heeds not the march
of civilization the boast of, other nations but
points to his battle fields and hunting grounds and
clustered wigwams, to say, "these are my" glory,!"
Rut giving to every land and nation all honor due,
we cannot but feel a partiality fovourown country.
We believe there is a superior glory possessed by
here of which no other land can boast .'We may
behold it in indefinite number of ways; and it is
our intention for a few moments to note a few of the
most prominent characteristics of the trii glory of
America. ' .First, it is seen in her magnificent, scen
ery. Other nations may boast of their sacred pla
cessacred as the theatre of the actions of their
greatest mcrt--orit may be enshrined as such with
in the heart of every Christian and Philanthropist,
which their painters and sculptors and poets have
imraortalizod, either, upon the unfading canvass, or
with the life-like, marble) cut from inexbaustable
quarries, or iri undying songs. - But it is left for
America alone, to produce the inimitable landscape,
with her abroad rivers and lakes, her huge moun
tains and thundering cataracts, constituting as a
whole one continuous stretch of wild and magnifi
cent scenery., , There, is a feeling excited in the
mind, on beholding some grand and beautiful ob-jecV-trhicli
philosophers call the. emotioa of the
sublime ; and he who is ignorant of this emotion,
needs only to gnnc for a moment upon the unrival
ed scenert' f America. :-,Yhat other nation can
boast of. their boundless prairies, .uninhabited save
by the timid deer and sturdy buffalo; of their im
penetrable a:vd boundless forests, within whose
deep recesses the foot of man has never trod, and
where tho wild beasts roam in safety, unmolested;
and, fit the same time produce so mnny populous
and thriving cities, Which are linked and interlinked
with each other by canals, railroads and telegraphs,
which traverse the most beautiful and best cultiva
ted portions of the country? . It is an eroneous
opinion that pur poets and sculptors and indeed
all our threat men have imbibed, that to become
truly" gi-tnt, and have that desired inspiration, they
muft cross the rugged ATps, antl breathe its mspir
ing nir that they must wander through renown
ed Italy, and bask in its sunny qlime, or visit the
many wonders of Europe. The air of our own
mountains is as invigorating as Alpind jn"r, and our
skies are not less sunny than those of Italy. If they
wish beauty if they wish grandeur and sublimity
let them- seek beauty in the fertile valley of the
Mississippi, or in the illimitable prairies of the west,
or, perchance, stand on the oi-ders of the northern
lakes," -and see their blue expanse doited with noble
steamers, engaged in transporting goods and pro
duce, or bearing the hardy emigrants to their new
western homes. If they wish grand ur and sublim
ity, let them behold the "Father of Waters," cours
ing bis resistless. way to the Mexican Gulf; or trav
erse our western range of mountains r nay, let them
stand befora Niagara's thunder, and resist if they
can that over powering sensation of awful sub
liraity. .. . . ' .. ,. . . ". . ,7:..'..- ...y ';
Again, we see her glory exhibited m the equal
ity ff her society. The societies of other nations
are but a continuous rank and file of titles, in, which
true. moral worth holds no competitioa with monied
aristocracy. '. Here it is not so. It makes but lit
tle difference whether a young man is . born of not
ed and wealthy, or obseure and poor parents; in
deed, if there be any difference, that difference will
be in favor of the poor young man, If be be en
ergetic and aspiring, there is no station or honor to
which be may- not attain. This fact is worthy of
attention, that our most noted men have been born
in obscurity and poverty, i It is a solf-evident fact,
that there is no .affinity between true, genius and
and wealth. But I would not have you believe
that we are wholly free from the curse of inequal
ity, - Though there is far less, of it here than else
where, yet believe it, it is here, and of lata years
has tiad a rapid growth. It is unlike that of other
countries, only, that it is more imbecile, as wealth
and titles do not in fact support it. - If there is any
thing to be abhorred, it is this detestable codfish
aristocracy. But save an - occasional example of
this, no society presents more advantages for the
successof true moral worth; and he who would
succeed, "may Perseverance only, is the key to
successs. ,1, r : ' '- T-V TECDMSEH. ' :
" Upper Sandusky," O.'1 :; ;''G'"Tr. - - "" :'
r "": - ' ". " o"' ' . "' -
The lamented CoL Duncan, of the United
States Army, had drilled bis men to such perfec
tion and celerity of movement in artillery, that on
one occasion when his guns were under their sheds,
the horses of the light artillery in the stable, and
the harness hanging up. he accomplised the feat
of harnessing up, moving his guns two hundred
yards, forming in battery,' and firing a round, in
the space ot a minute ana a halt from the time
the first command was given.
THE -FREEMIR A
. From the National intel'iireiicer.: t
A IiCtter from Major Jack IJowninj;.
.- Masos akd Dixon's side of Salt Riveb. )
;; - : . .... - October 25, 1849. . j
' My Dear Mr. Richie: " To-morrow TJncle Jos
hua, our delegate to Congress from this territory,
starts for Washington ; and as I haint writ to you
for some time, I thought I would send a few lines
by him to let you kuow how-'matters are getting
along here. We are talking sharp about forming
a state government, and some arc for doing it
right oftj and sending senators and representatives
to this Congress. '"' But the majority- was in- favor
of only sending a" delegate now, and waiting to see
what Congress will do with the other territories
that are sprouting up round ;' for, as things now
look, we couldn't seem to tell whether a state on
Mason and Dixon's side of the river would bo al
lowed to come in. ; So we called a meeting to
choose a delegate, and to fix up the instructions
for him to follow when he gets there.
After the meeting come to "order, and Col. Jones
was appointed cheerman, ' Uncle Joshua got up
and said the common practice of choosing a Repre
sentative or delegate first, and then tying his hands
afterwards with instructions, he didn't think was
hardly a fair shake. He thought the instructions,
ought to be agreed upon first! then if the repre
sentative had a mind to tie his own hands he
couldn't blame nobody eise'for it The meeting
seemed to take the. idea at once,, and agreed to
go right to work upon the instructions first
The cheerman said, It was evident from the
newspapers, and the way things looked at Was
hington and all over the. country, that this was
agoing to be a hot Congress. There was trouble
a brewin about the Wilmot Proviso, and about ad
mitting California as a state ; and then that mon
ster Nullification, that every body thought gener
al Jackson had killed, years and years ago, wasn't
by no means dead yet. He seemed to be more
alive than ever," and Showed ten : times as many
heads now as he did in Old Hickory's time. He
Was a hard animal to-handle then, as my worthy
friend there on the right can testify, for he ' had a
hand in it , (Here the cheerman pointed to me
and made every body look at me.) T say, says
he, if Old Hickory and Major D.owning had their
hands full to master nullification, when it ; was on
ly a yo'.tng critt.T and hadn't but one head, the
country may well tremble and ask what is to be
done with him now that he has groyrcd up so large
and tuff, and shows so many heads.'"
At that Bill Johnson jumped up, as quick as a
flash, and says be, "I'll tell yon what, Mr. Cheer
man, jest send old Rough and Ready arter him,
and I'll resk him if he had twenty beads. ; If he
wouldn't scat ter and run as fast as Santa Anna did
at Bona Vista, I'll pay the toddy." :
'"Well," said the cheerman "that ain't the ques
tion before, the meeting.! The question is What
instructions shall we give our delegate about the
Wilmot Proviso, and the State of California, and
Nullification, and . such troublesome consarns.
Gentlemen will pleas to speak their minds on tho
subject."' - ' . ' '.: ' -
: When Col. Jones sot down, the whole meeting
turned and looked towards uncle Joshua; for they
think he knows more about these matters than any
body else in the territory ; and, besides, he's con
siderable speaker when you once get him started.
They kept looking and nodding to hirri, an at last
uncle Joshua got up. . , : . .
--"Mr. Cheerman," says uncle Joshua, says, he 'if
you kmw jest how things work in one case, you can
pretty commonly tell pretty near how them same
things will work in another case; for I've always
obsarved in my life time, that whsn things worked
jest so in one case, them same things would most
always work jest so in another case. ' Now, when
I was a boy, I knew a case a gooj deal like this
'ere case you've been speakin about. And if I
should tell you and this meeting how things work
ed out In that case, may be you could judge better
how things will work in this here case, and then
you can instruct your delegate accordingly. . The
case, Mr. Cheerman, was this: : ;
Old" Mr. Sam We&t, - a very clever respectable
old gentleman every body used to call him uncle
Sam; he was a very stirin," thrivm man, and a
good farmer he owned a large farni -and picked
up a good deal of property. . . . . -
His oldest son, Jonathan, lived on the northern
half of the farm, and his other son, John, lived on
the southern half; and they both of 'em liad large
families growing up around 'em before the old
gentleman died. One day, some time before he
died, be spoke to his two sons, and said :
' "Boys,' I can't be with you much "longer. I
shall leave the farm and al the property to you
and your children. The farm is under a good way
now, and there's a plenty of land for you and your
children, and your grand-children, and great-grandchildren;
"and I charge you to always keep tho
families together on the firm, and live in peace,
and help each other along, . There's no knowing
what sort of neighbors you may get around you ;
therefore cling together andtake care of each other.
The sons promised that they would mind him,
and wrote it down in a book, and showed it to the
old gentleman, who said he was satisfied and could
die in peace. , ; . r, .
, Well, after the old gentleman was dead and
gone, the sons continued Ao thrive, and prosper,
and grow rich. Their large families had enough
to eat, drink, and wear, nnd a plenty of fat turkeys
for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and every
thing they wanted. The two brothers carried on
the farm, ns brothers should do, and . peace and
harmony, and helped each other along. What
one didn't raise, 'tother did, and between 'em they
always had enough of .every thing.. . There was
only one thing that.they ever had any jarring a
bout, and that, was thistles. - John's half of the
farm was covered with thistles. And from some
cause or other, Jqlm had a strange fancy for thist
les, and would never allow 'em to be dug up or
rooted out of his half of the' farm. But Jonathan
hated the idea of a thistle be couldn't bear 'em
no how. There used to be some on his part of
the farm when it was new, but he kept mowing
of them down, and diggin of 'em up. and rootin of
'em out, till there wasn't one left Jonathan used
to talk to John and try to get hira to do the same.
He told- him it was a disgrace to a ' farm to
to have thistles on it. But John declared they
was the glory of a farm, and no farm could
be f perfect without thistles. Johnathan said,
that besides scratching and ' hurting every body
that comes near 'em, they would run the land all
out, so it would produce nothing: and if John kept
them thistles on his farm he would die a poor man
COUNTY, JANUARY 5, 8o0.
at last John said he wasn't afraid of that; his
land was rich enough to produce all-he' 'Wanted
with the thistles on it; and he was sure they gave
a character and dignity to his family, for they was
a sign to every body that passed along 4 the, road
that the the family lived in a good rich farm, that
supported 'em without their having to. work for it,
They went along in this way for some time,- John's
children all grew up to be very fond of thistles,
and Jonathan's all hated thistles ; and if the cous
ins ever had any sparring or quarrelling it was most
always about thistles. -: ' " - . J
At last a squabble broke out between some of
John's family and the family of Silverbuckles.
The Silverbuckle family lived on a very large, rich
farm, lying southwest of John's. But as the land
where they jined hadn't been cleared up, and the
line hadn't been fairly run out, and' no marks set
up, the boys on each side got into dispute about
tho line. The Siverbukles said the Sams: were
getting on their land. They called 'em ' all Sams
because they were the descendants of old Uncle
Sam. , So a whole gang of the Silverbokles went
down and ordered the Sams off, and told 'em to
keep their own land. The Sams said they was
on their own land, and wouldn't stir an inch back.
The quarrels grew so hot that they soon come
to blows. , John heard the rumpus, and seeing
that his boys were in a great danger of getting an
awful likin', he called to Jonathan to send his boys
tohelplick the Silverbuckles. - ' . ' ; ; ;
"Well now, brother," said Jonathan, "I think
your boys have been very foolish to get into this
scrape, and 1 guess they've been more , to blame
than the Silverbuckles., But still, as you've got in
to the difficulty, we'll take hold and help you out
of it" ' ' " ' - ',- . ," ,- ::.
" So Johnathan called his boys out, and they went
over to help John's; and all the Sams went at the
Silverbuckles and licked 'em like a sack. .They
drove 'em back and followed '.em half way over the
Silverbuckle farm, thrashing of 'em from house to
house, and from field to field, . wherever they . met
them. , At last the , Silverbuckles give up, and
owned themselves liked, and bejrjred the Sams to
quit and go home. , ;
Well, the Sams said they, was ready enough to;
do that, but tuey warn t agoing to have all this
trouble for nothin ; and they should demand the
gold-apple field to pay them for there trouble.:
This was a very valuable, field on the northwest
end of the Silverbuckle farm, and took-its name
from an orchard on it that bore very rich gold-colored
apples. Them Silverbuckles sot .very high
by this field, and declared they couldn't part with
it no how. But the Sams said they must have it,
and they woudn't stir an inch home till they got a
deed of it The Silverbuckles said they wouldn't
give a deed : they acknowledged the Sams were
the strongest; and could take it by force if they'd
a mind to; but they declared it would be an cver
lastin shame and disgrace for them to do it Oh,
the Sams said, we ain't no robbers, to take a thing
by force. ,- We have no idea of - taking gold apple
field without your consent We calculate to make
a fair bargain of it; and will give you a hundred
and fifty dollars for it The Silverbuckle said no,
they wouldn't give a deed. Well, then the Sams,
you may take your choice give a deed or take
another lickin all round, for one or tother you
must do. The Silverbuckles, with bunged eves
and blood- noses, felt as if they was half dead a-
reaay, and thought tney could stand another lickin
no how, so they gave up and signed the deed vol
untarily. . - . - y - . .
The Sams went home in high glee about their
gold-apple field, and sot down and talked the mat
ter over; what a fine addition it was to the old
farm, and what a pleasant garden it would make
for their children and children's children to live on.
And some of Jonathan's boys, who were always
wide awake, started right on over to. the held, and
went to diggin on it And when they come home
they brought bags full of rich gold-colored apples.
And when some of John's boys begun to stir round,
and talk about going over to dig and build on the
apple field, Jonathan spoke to John and said, --
. "Now, brother, I'm entirely : willing your boys
should go oyer on to the-apple field and dig as
much as they are amind to, and build, and plant,
and sow, and reap; but before they go there is one
thing that we must have a fair undrstanding about.
and that is, they can't never have no thistles there,
for I've made up my mind that there shall never
be n6 thistles allowed to grow on gold-apple field."
At that, John flared right up, and said he never
would stand that, for gold-apple field belonged to
him as much as it did to Jonathan ; and his boys
had as good a right to dig there and build there as
Jonathan's boys had ; and if his boys chose to have
thistles there, they had a right to have thistles
there, and. tney should have thistles there. ,"
Jonathan declared again that he had made up
Ins mind "that there shant never be no thistles al
lowed to grow on gold-apple field."
While they was disputing about it, one of Jona
than's boys, that had been over on to the field a
good deal and knew all about it, come along, and
hearing the dispute, he said,
; "Father there needn't be no more trouble about
that, for thistles can't never grow there ; it ain't the
right kind of land for thistles, and you couldn't nev
er make a thistle grow there if you should, try as
long as you live." ' . " ' ;
"So much the better," said Jonathan, "and I'm
determined the whole world shall know there ain't
no thistles there, and shant never be any there ;
and I'll write it in large letters on n board, and set
it up on a post by the side of the road where ev
ery body goesalong, and the writing shall be, there
shant never be no thistles allowed to yroio on gold
. "You. will, -will you ?,' says John. -: j .: .'
- "Yes, I will!" says Jonathan. . - - ' : ?
"Well then," says John, "I'll tell you what tis,
brother, if it is the last words I have to speak, if
you do that thing I'll split the farm right in tu,
and build a high fence between us, and I'll never
have anything more to do with you the longest
day I live."
"I cant help that," said Jonathan; "my mind is
made up, and the world shall know that there slmnt
never no thistles be allowed to grow on gold ap
ple field." ' .."' ,"-;. '
; And while their blood was up. Jonathan went
to work and put up his sign-board, all writ out in
large letters. At that, John turned as red as fire,
and called his boys and went to work and run a
great high fence across the farm between him and
Jonathan, so high that they hadto get upon a lad
der to look over it' nd when it was done.John
! went up on the ladder and looked over, nnd called
out as loud as he could call, -
. "Good, I've done with you, Jonathan forever."
, "I cant help that," said Jonathan, "there shant
never be no thistles allowed to grow on gold-apple
field." ' - . - .. :-. y - --. - . - -
Then the 'families entirely seperated ; and got
along the best way they could, but with much less
comfort than-' they used to" have. - Some things
that Jonathan raised he had as much agin as he
knew, 'what to dq with, and it rotted on the ground.
And some other things that he, didn't raise, and
wanted very much - was rotting on John's ground.
And jest so with 'John on "tother side Of the fence.
Things went on in this way a few 3'ears,and they
didn't know much about how each other got along.
At last one day Jonathan heard John up top of the
ladder, calling out most bitterly, -y V
r "Brother Jonathan, Brother Jona than, do come ;
the Silverbuckles ore here,, lickin my boys half to
death, thrashin of 'em with thistles, and scratchin
their eyes out. y Do come and bring your boys over
and help to drive 'em away."' ' " " "
"But you've done with' us forever, said Jona
than; "and besides, it's too much of a job to get
over that fence. ; I dont see but you'll have to fight
your battles the best way you can." Remember, I
always told you that you'd better weed put. them
thistles. ,- If you had , followed " my advice they
wouldn't now be scratchin your bovs eyes out;
but instead of that your boys might be Over along
with my boys diggin in gold-apple field." :''"';' y
'Gold-apple field be hanged!" said 'John, "I
wish I never had heard of it, and then this fence
wouldn't a been here to prevent your coming over
to help us-" ' '" ','"' " ' ''"''; '.' ' ;
The upshot of the matter was," that John's boys
all got a dreadful lickin.which they didn't get over
for a long time, and" the Silverbuckles carried off
as much pluner as they had a mind to, and made
John. give 'em a deed of a strip1 of his land. ; y.
Some time - after this, while Jonathan's boys
were busy diggin" on gold-apple field, the Silver
buckles, who had always been wrathy about that
field, agreed with the goldthread family, who lived
south of 'em, and with the families of tbe Boheas
and the Sushons, who lived over the 'tother side
o the pond, to go together and give. Jonathan's
boys a lickin and rob the orchards. B'idown tney
went in whole flocks and swarms,' and the first
thing that Johnathan's boys knew they were hav
ing it rough ' and tumble, and were getting ythe
worst of it 'Jonathan heard the outcry, and run
puffing and blowing down to the high fence, and
looked through a crack, and .called out to John,
"Brother John, brother John, the Silverbuckles,
and tho Gpldthreads, and the Boheas, and Shus
hons are swarming over on gold apple field, and
fell afoul of my boys, and I'm afrt id they'd half
kill 'em. ; Do jest send your boys over to help drive
'em away." y ' y 'Vy: - ' '"' ':" : v y ' -'-"
( John put his finger up to the side of: bis nose,
and says be." 'y":-'- ; :'r' .--'-' .' ,
'Brother Jonathan, I'll tell " you - what 'tis, my
boys are out of the scrape" how, and I reckon they
better keep out of it - And, besides, they've had
one all-fired thrashin Intel-, and I reckon that's
their part." " ' -"' ;'y" -;" ' 4".'"J ' '' ' y '
Tlie upshot of the .matter this time was, that
Jonathan's boys got an awful drubbin, and had their
orchards all robbed, and the Silverbuckles, and
the Goldthreads, and the Boheas,and the Shushons
went of with the plunder. -' . - y y y: J-V .
Not long after this Jonathan was walking one
day along by the high fence, thinkin and ruminat
in, and he thought he would iixik thro the crack
and speak to John. : And, as he put his face to the
crack, John was that minute puttin his free to it 16
speak to Jonathan, and their noses almost hit each
other. - .' " '"- '' - y -- f ?
"Hullo," said John, "is that you brother Jona
than ? How do you all do to day. : I" should like
to shake hnnds with you, but I can't get my hand
through this crack, so. you must take the will for
the deed." - ,..'-.: - . "' - ' .-!y - :
-' "Well, it seems to be ' a pity," said Jonathan,
"that this fence should stop our shakin hands.
Don't you think, brother John, it would be as well
if it was put of the way, and we should aijree to
live together again and help each other along as
we used to." ' j"' ' ,y "J Jy" y ' ":; '" y' ;" . .y '..
"That's , jest . what I've been , thinkin of," said
John.. '.-.. ;.-"":.,'',-..'". -'r '; - -f'-. i '. ; -'-jiy ,y -''-r
: "I guess we should both fare the better for.it,"
said Jonathan. - - . . . y ... "' . '
"I reckon we should," saij John. . . ... - ..' "
Well, the upshot of the matter this time was,
that the next day the boys on ; both sides were at
work tearing down the high fence. "'",""" t, ' "
"And now, Mr. Cheerman,".. said uncle Joshua,
lowering his voice, "seeing how things did work in
one case, and judging from that how they would be
pretty likely to work in another case,! move our
delegate to Congress shall be insttucted ' "
Firstly, to vote aoa'mst Jonathan's puttin up the
sign-board. But, if it is put up, ,r-.: - .
- Secondly, to vote against John's puttin up the
fence. But, if the fence is put up, .
Thirdly, to vote for pulling it down again as
quick as possible, without waiting for both sides to
get a likin first" ';"' :y ' :v : " '
Here Bill Johnson jumped up, and slapped his
hand down on the bench so hard that it made the
house ring again, and says he, . , : . .. ..
: "I second that notion, Mr. Cheerman ; and I move
that uncle Joshua Downing shall be our delegate
to Congress." .V ":..T'.' ni"v.. v".';. -.'."..-;
' No sooner said than done; the instructions and
the delegate was all carried to once by an uiianii
mous vote. ' " . - , . . y . .
So I remain, your old friend, ' - y r"
. MAJOR JACK DOWNING.
A Steam Mav. A mechanic, in Russia is s-iid
to have succedded in making a steam man. - It is
probably one of the mt interesting inventions,
ever offered to the public. It is a eolossal statue,
the feet of which are placed upon wheels upon a
railroad, and aS; he goes thundering over the
course, the steam comes puffing out of his nostris
in a manner to give the appearance, of Sutan as
pictured in Revelations, .
"Titus." of the Boston Journal, perpetrates the
Why is a beautiful lady's fo:t like a rotnamw
tale of olden ttrne?
. Because it is an interesting ley-end...
The surest and most effectual gold tltggers are
those who use the plow nnd spade in the pursuit of
asriculture. ., - " y . " - -
IN SENATE. "
Columbus, Dec. 21 a o'clock P. M.
Mr. Pitvne beino-
sent, Mr. Randall Hfrn-ed not to vote till he came in.
: Mr. uius appeared in his seat, but did not vote
until after the 28Gth balloting, when Mr. Graham
took his seat - . . , ,
The 281st to the 287th biillotiin's result.!. TV.
ers 13, Blake 13. .
287th to the 299th ballotins- Blake receivinrr 14.
Byers U. - ' : ,; y ... ,.', . .
ouutii ballot Jjiake received 15 and I'yers 14. .
Chair. ; The result of the 300th -balloting, Md
Bhiko has received 15, and Mr. Byers 14 votes.
Mr. pubbs. . I move that the Senate adjonrn.
..Several senators. Better do something with that
vote. - " ..
Mr. Dubbs. Oh! yes I vovo the vote be re
taken. - -
The 300th balloting was retaken, nnd resulted,
Blake 14, Byers 14.
Mr. Dubbs moved that the senate adjourn.
The ayes and noes being called for, Mr. Dutbs
withdiew the motion.
- Mr. Swift I renew it. - -
Mr. Whitman. The motion is renewed on this
side. - -: .- '
It was carried ayes 15, noes 13.
' And the senate adjourned.
IN SENATE Friday. Dec. 28.
Mr. Cunningliam moved that the resolution of
fered by the senator from Jefferson, on the subject
of pairing off, be taken up.
Not agreed, not agreed from senator Whitman
and others. - ' -
Mr. Dennison opposed the motion. He did not
wish to seem to censure' the senators now absent.
- Mr. Whitman hoped the highly honorable prae- -tice
of pairing off would be continued throughout
the session. He said it would be remembered that
a majority of Whigs were present on the floor of
the house, when the final vote was taken on the
right of .Pugn and Pierce to seats, and yet they
took no advantage of it : -
Mr. Johnson was in favor of jr til ing off. .' He al
luded to the arrangement which had been made
between senator Beaver and himself.
Mr. Cunningham. My object in calling tip the
resolution is, to put a stop to a practice, which I
consider pernicious to the public interests.
: Mr, "Whitman would ask the senator from the
north-west, how he would like his larcje constituen
cy in the north-west to be represented in the cham- :
ber in case f his sickness. . .
Mr.. Cunningham. The Lord will take care of
that; - -
" Mr. Beeson. would state to the senate, that he
had designed going home to attend to some busi
ness several days since, and had madean arrange
ment for that purpose with the senator from Cler-'
mont, (Mr,, Howard) but had . deferred his visit
while there was danger of the senate being with
out quorum He wished senators to understand
that he would still carry out his purpose,
Mr. Howard made a similar statement
(Mr. Whitman called for the ayes and noes, on the
motion to take the resolution from the table.
The chair stated that the question was on taking
up the resolution of Mr. Lewis, with Mr. Swift's
amendment- - r . ..
Mr. Dennison again hoped the motion would not
be pressed. . .
!. Mr. Conklin, although decidedly in favor of the
principle of the resolution, would prefer waiting un
til the senators now absent, had returned to their
seats. v ... .. .. ....
Mr. Eckley would like to ask the senator from
Shelby, when the time would be? . : '
Mr, Dennison. The senators will return in a few
days. .".:..',' 5 . v :, ....
Mr. ConklirL.. The senator from Franklin has an
swered the question for me. .' - - y
. Mr. Eckley. . Then there will be a fresh crop
pairing off " ' -
,,. Mr. Conklin., They would do so with notice.
.. Mr. Lewis had no intention whatever-to throw
anv discredit upon those who had paired off. The
resolution expressly guards against it. - He thought
it was entirely out of place to allow gentlemen to
go, home and attend to their own affairs, as some
were now doing. '
Mr. Randall was in favor of the passage of this-or
some" similar resolution, although he had some
doubts of its propriety at prc3cnt He did not hes
itate to say that this system of pairing off had cost.
the, state since he came into it, at least 10 to $25,-
000 every year. . Who is it to accommodate ? Not
those who reside nt a distance from the capital
Tliev cannot go to their families. We who live nt
the extremities of. the stale, come here to remain
until the public business is finished, and then, nnd
not till then, to return to our homes. We are
ready to adjourn when through business. But, sir,
this is not the case with those who leave their seats
to visit their families, and attend to their private
business. When a resolution for adjournment comes
up, who are they thai Vote against it? It.is gen
erally those who have visited their families at the
expense of the state. They are perfectly willing
to remain. - He had in his mind rt gentleman who,
when in this chamber and in the house below, had
been in the habit of visiting his family and seeing
his constituents every three or four weeks. This
rrentleman always came back full of business, and
rear1- to occupy day after day. v ' e
Tins system J abominate." Lot senators remain
here until the business of the state is finished, then
let them return home. It seems to me that if the
people of the state understood their lights, they
would not permit this business to cp on.
y Mr. Cunningham had been asked to withdraw the
resolution. He must confess he was getting tired
of this state of things. - That .was- fact-' II is con
stituents had scut him tin here to do the public
business, and however glad they might be to see
him, however advantageous it might be to his pri
vate interests he felt bound to remain until the
close of the session, v He held that no man had a
right to accept the trust of representative of the
people, whose business would not permit Lim to re
main during the session. -
Mr. C. withdrew the motion for the present -
-y . ELECTION OF SPEAKER.
The chairman said the business before the senate
was "the election of speaker. -
The three hundredth and first balloting was then
taken, antl. resulted Blake 1 6, Swift 11, Byers 2,
and Blocksotn I. Mr.
Blake having received a majority of all the
votes cast, was declared elected speaker of the sen
ate. ... . - ' - - '" y '"
Before leaving the chair, .senator Myers said : .
Will the senators permit me to say a word be
fore leavincr the chair which I have occupied dur
ing the last four weirks, amid much party strife and
excitement f 1 may nave commiueu errors, as x
do not pretend To infallibility more than other sen- '
ators Yet in justice to myself, I must ny that I
am not now conscious of having done injustice to
any portionof the senate.
Afid, Mr. Speaker, I can say with truth, that I