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Business Directors.
-JAS. - STEWART - -Pm't J cdge.
A. L. CURTIS Fpobate Judge.
J. SHERIDAN .Clerk CL C. Pleas.
ALEX. PORTER Pros. Att'y.
JOHN D. JONES Sheriff.
A.SA 8. REED .Recorder.
ORLOW SMITH... Surveyor.
JOHN G. BROWN Coroner.
LUKE SELBY, Cojmissiosebs.
DAVID BRYTE, Infirmary
ORLOW S3IITH--- Sullivan.
J. AIcCORMICK -Loudonville.
J MUSGRAVK -Recorder.
E. W. WALLACK.-----Treasurer.
A-llRUMB, ' -V
& Gr WOODRUFF, I -,. Ttc8TKES.
lH:AMES,i rT f
. - - .av.?s
bsrc.Ahlaad coOBty.Obto.
stay . MM-'t - ' ' -
At-ROR. Ski s O- BAYW OLDS t Proprietor.
Juuarr 18, I8j. 3-tt. . .
rTtHamkriaretaUTat"oao 1
L tu uptm Huloi. to k elle4 Iko
Bmm," airectlr oa"" Kf"
i tAMBoaaoa tkat
i k calked lk " Miller
Bom," directly oproatte lao
HiatraL Aaklkad, r pact fully aolicita a
tan f taa yahlic pauroac. ain.
AHaad.MaixfcCud. Hitv U.
t; I AlrlEUICAIf HWfJE..
TBX kdaraif klf Uaaed tk aVe konae
t k voklic petrosal. Ho rt rM ko apore
aaiolatertoikooojatorlolaacwko mf lor
. ;tmn Ti Up. Iot. 1S-
V OF -
rTAYiKGIeaaedtkeaboe oanied Hooae roro
Jtl Mrivf yeara. tk daratcd raapectMilU
MtwHa a akore ol IMaailic p.truae. -s 1''""
wiu kaaparea vo mtii wimw. -
U,or an.
rOSXPH DKYAKM4K. kal afaia taaeja -
J Huoaa, will ke prepared to aceomaooOate
kU fci.oldrn.ad. wkoaaay favor kiaa wnkacall.
; -LoodoaviUe. m kjo.icjj.
Jiumil a Low. mmd Jmtitm
rlLL promptly attend ta all a
jeae a a trusted
to fcia care.
ir?amci.ca or oi aiaia in
Ckarck Hlrrote.
Joae 14, 18M- 3tf
,' ' dMoraj or ioa.
r" OUDOVYILLB, AakUnd eoaaty.Obio. Prompt
a j auaatioa given to all baataeaa coaaec t'd with
toe leg it profewoa. June 14. 134 3tf
. tin i.vitmi. I oaoaea au nun
Mtti'l CaaaMflor as Lew is Cmctr9S
HAVIHQ formed ti5WWtil,V''
Bromir .Heiiii- rrlT1"11"" OBtruated to
-tkirreTabiaiiBd aurroasdiag coaaties. Of-,-eaarlyoppoaitUeSampeeUHuae.
- Aaklaad, Nov.S3d. IW3. tr
Atttruef mtU CwuUar mt Law.
avFFICK, aa Mala Street, Weat of tke Samp-
V sell House, Aeniasa, vaio.
. ABhlaad. May 4tk. IBM.
ouvaa w. snuse. wiluam a aimbob.
- KEI,IvOK3 dc AtLlSOU,
uarn af lt Solicitor in CJUmeerfi
WILLatteadtoaU prolessioBal baaineae en
trsatedtotkeircare, la tkiaaad adjoiaiag
coastie.. Aaklaad, Hov. S3d tf
Itfor a d C asafor arf Law
OFFICE everDntg Star of SampaeU dk Co. Baai
aeaa ta tkta aad aaigkberiaf coaatieaprumpt
lly'aueaded to.
yAsklasd,Kos.ad.ia3. tf
. mi. roKTam.
tf ssd Cmnllm at Lew.
tYTILL attend promptly ta all knalaoasaatraaced
-J V V , u tkeir care ia tkia aad adjoiaiag coaalMha
.n.M - - Aornaraf M.i. ... Ckarck Itreets.
Ajhland Kov,3d, W5A, tfitf
', u. o Lroa. -- oa au ai'coaaa.
-THiv k t FdLTOS dc BfeCOnBS, ;
t v ' Aftewaeva and CtmmllT mt Lwt
cfkFFiORoaMaiaatroet. over tko Store of T.
J C. Buehsell. Ashlaad, Aaklaad County, O.
-Bowser S3d, Vila. 8tf
ATTORSKY 1T LAW aad Justice of tko
Peace. LoudoBvilla, Asblaud County, Ohio.
-iiiloaea.kerS3d.lA43. - , ., Solf .
.Tr-.-r-) rj. moss m. ,
tn-t prtctititner of Mtdicinmn Sryer, ,
'ILL fire prompt attenpoa ta all calls ia
hie prsteveioa.
, nayasvilte, July 6, 1854.
.t j.. H. CLABK, BX. D.
OFFICE opposlta P. dk J. KiaaeT-a Store, Mala
Street, Ashlaad, A bland couatj, Ohio.
'.vsklaad. Feb. 14. I&4. '
-q- A .-. . C. CJAANE. D. . .i
I' .v., iwnUOclut,
afFJTCK, adjoiaiaf MiUinftoB'a Drug Store
kJ, nppi f If- 1. Biasor'a store.
AUawI. aVprfl mhj 1845 48U ' - ; .
9 I t X
' -Or tka' ATcla scb( Jhfadirfsa, --
fTAYlAO lo-r.aledia Haggles TowBBfcp,Asniaaa
J.J. coaaty, Okio, offers bib profeeaioaai aervicee
. ,ba -snkric aeaeraUa.. ParUcalar attcattoa paid
t Uarouic IIMUCI, nncamaiiaiu, - .
omplaiata, aid. Wore..- sto Cancer.. Scktrrooa
and tJsaceroas Tamers removed without the
KnUkorCaaetic. - May J. 1W4. aSOtf
o-4 'FrkditUntr Mtdicim aad 8atreryi
-C! AVRBBAH. Aaklaad Coaaty, Ohio. Also. Just-
. tea of tko Peace aud Botaxy ruoiic.
"BovemkerSSd. IBM.
r. w. 8AHP8EL,- n. V.
THAKKFDL for past favors, re.pect folly a
ssuMces tkat aa kas raaamed tko practice of
" Mod.ciso ia all its Breaches. 0c ' i Km
pirv store of I. B. g. Sampael dt Co.. Aaklaad, O.
May J?tk, IBM.
v.. - i : SB. W. W. BIDOI-Et
rrSuititur if Mediant sad Sarg-cry,
ni l..iia in .11 "hnaiusaa connected with hie
" V aroleasion. Office ia the Centra of Troy. A ak-
tend coapty. Ohio.
. pRS, jr i?. dc jr. coWA.l
GERF. Jeromevilla, A.hUtad Bounty, Ohio.
Marck Sotk, ... 45 1
ER, Dealer In Watcae. Jew
elry. Clocks, Yankee Notion., dec.
Watches aad Clock, repaired and
' warranted. Hlgheet price paid for
"old tiolo aaa.BiiTer. uppoaitcine
A'ranTOkTo. 30tf Oe?4,185X
WATCH AHD CLOCkkiA", rost Di
kes Hoildinr. Maia atreet, Aaklaad,
tOkio. Gold aad Steel Peaa, and a cboioe
(variety of Jewelry. epi conyaaLiy ja
aaV SoTfinbor Ud, 1WX -
Wo klooaa oo tko aaooataia. tke alopa, la tko dall.
By the atreamlet ao playful and pure,
Tko koaey ke woo aa k I it looea aa well,
A ad ao cooataBt - alike knataJl war.
Calikal yea, anlike ; for, la fladea wklck we
. 'We've keard nwi wkea aigkt'a oar leavea gll.t
oaed ;
And wa'va wept dew for aoaidena, aa droopiaf
tkey weat,
Kepeatiac that ever tkey Ileteaod.
Bat wky do wo oloow. I k I ye mortal., cam.
kitkor . . ,
From your peetiUat workakopa of cold.
Come either! come kitherl before ye all witkert
Tkea, wky we bloom yoa will be told.
Yoall bo told tkat wa bloom for poor m-n, care
A ad were acatUred wltb Boaatinl aaad.
For tko balterflie'. koine, aear the merry bird."
To (lad aad perfume every land.
But y kaow tila ; ye feel tbie ; ferret ye tke day,
Wkea rofao rapid exerted ble power..
How a fair girl beats wed, la kerowa winolag way,
Bectar tkaaka for ber beautiful Bowera I
Aad kave yo ae'er acen, la aome bovel, where Wo
Had dlamaatled tko keart, aad tke room.
Some sweet geatle flower which attempted to blow
To cboer Poverty's wretched doom.
But the city's no place for poor, delicate flowers,
- Wbera maa, oea atroaf maa. dioope too early ;
Ok I dram aa not there 1 but come out 'l wist the
Coma I quit a time Life's burly burly.
How. will ye aot cornel (naughty folk., dread;oar
Wkea yoa kaow wora bedecked but for you ;
Wo are vaia ; wo will pout ; won't yoa come and
Our robos, crimeea. (old, lilac and blue 1
m rnmom v how- yoa com ; foot it, carriage or
carta; .
Come I kigk low rick and poor great and
email ; .
We bloom not for eoats ; no we're bloomiug for
Our Maker eaid, Bloom ye for i 1 "
From Blac k w ood agasi ae .
Ih the Bating and summer of 1845
rain bgetfto fail, and the first things
tadperisbed for want of water died
that jear. But . the moisture of the
earth was still jtbarklabi, and the plants
which took deep root found sustenance
below ; so that the forest trees showed
an abundance of foliage, and the ' bar
rests in some kinds was pleutifuL To
wards the autumn rain returned again,
and every thing appeared to be recover
ing its former order ; but the dry wiutir,
the dry spring, dry summer of the next
year, told spou the face of creation.
Many trees put forth small and scanty
leaves, and many perished altogether
whole species were out off; for instance,
except where they were artificially pre
served, one could not find a living ash or
beach few were kept alive by means of
man, for water began to be hoarded for
the means of life. The wheat was
watered, and where such a thing was
possible, the hay fields also ; but cum
bers of animals died, and numbers were
killed this year the first from thirst,
and the last to reduce the consumers of
the precious element. Still the rich
commanded the necessaries, and many of
the luxuries of life : and the arts which
required a consumption of water were
carried on as yet, and continued in prac
tice even longer man prudence warranted;
so strong was the force of habit, and the
pressors of the artificial necessities which
they supplied. The railroads were as
jet, in activity, and when' water failed
along lue line, it was brought from the
sea by the rich, companies concerned in
the traffic ; only the fares were raised,
and trains which run for pleasure mere
ly were suspended. But, in the midst
of business and interest, there was a
deep gloom. Projects which affected
the fortunes of nations were in suspense,
because there was so rain. Cares for
the succession of crowns and the forma. I
tion of constitutions, might all be futile,
if there should be no rain : and it seem
ed as if there never would be any ; for
this was now the third year, and the
earth had not received a shower. : And
now, ceasing to be supplied from their
usual sources, the springs aud rivers
withered and shrank. Water became in
many places not only dear, but unattain
able. The greatest people of the land
left it, and used their wealth in chasing
the retreating elements on the face of
the earth. In some cases, among these'
luxurious spirits there were scenes of ex
travagant revelry still ; they had no em
ployment escept to live, and they endeav
ored to make the act of living as excit
ing as their old amusements had been.
But accounts of foreign countries came
more rarely to England ; for when the
fourth rainless year arrived, drought
and famine had slain three fourths of its
inhabitants, and commerce aud agricul
ture were alike suspended. When a
vessel came as far up in the mouth of
the river as the sinking waters permitted,
it brought tidings of desolation from
whatever port it had left. Stories be
gan to spread of dry land in parts of the
ocean woers it had never been seen be
fore : marks which had stood in the deep
of the sea might now be walked round
at all times of the tide, and thick crusts
of salt were beginning to spread upon
tracts of the great deep. These tidings
from foreign lands came at great inter
vals, and at long intervals was a ship sent
i a
1 1 1 1 I i I
iterator?. Utms.'. Slgrirulturr, $t 3ts i;
from any English haven. The few dwel
lers of the coast knew not if there were
still any dwellers . of the interior ; for
England was become like the desert;
and toere were to beasts to carry one
across it, and no water to be boarded in
skits for the passage. Traffic of every
kind ceased ; industry was cone ; the
secrets of science, aud the cultivated
miud of the philosopher, Were all bent f o
the production of water; and many
precious object was resolved back iuto its
elements, aud afiorucd a scanty supply
for a few parched mouths. The linger
ing inhabitants had the produce of past
years only to live upon, which nothing
replenished as it diminished, and to re
new which the baked earth was wholly
In the heart of this desert, there was
a family which had hitherto survived the
destruction of life around them. It con
sisted of a father and mother, and two
young children, Charles and Alice ; the
last of whom, the girl was but a few
months old wheu the Great Drought
commenced. They had lived in Derby
shire near the raDge of low hills called
the Peak; find they and other inhabi
tants of that region had found water
longer than mnuy others, from the Bides,
of tbe hills, aud from excavations which
they had made in the rocks. The strong
hope and expectation of rain had kept
them liugeriug on as long as any supply
lasted ; and Paulett, who in the days
when rauks existed, had used both his
knowledge and his influence to supply
the wants of the people, and to postpone
their destruction. But those days were
gono by ; his possessions were so much
dust ; he wauted water, and no body
wanted any thing else. He was a mere
man now, like those who are born naked
and die naked, and had to struggle with
the needs of nature, even as every one
else. Meantime his education availed
him ; and the resources which it taught
him prolonged the lives of this family
and himself- But be was soon obliged
to limit himself ta this sole care ; t'
the supply he obtained was econtjv and
he knew how precarious it must be, lie
had explored .the caverns of-'the Peak
with great attention, aud he bored the
rock iti various places, aud used means
suggested by hia knowledge ioi natural
causes, which had - procured a slender
flow of water into a basin which he had
made. The iry of thirsty men for wa
ter was so great, that he was obliged to
keep his secret with the utmost care ;
and towards the end of the fourth year,
he removrd his wife and children to the
Cavern itself, and blocked up the en
trance, iu such a manner that he could
defend it against any chance survivor.
There was no waut of the luxuries of
furniture in the cavern all the splen
dors of the land were at the command
of those who would take them; aud
Paulctt brought there whatever had
adorned his home. wWn the canli was a
fit dwelling-place for man. There was
velvet and uowu to lie upon ; there were
ca.pets on which little Alice could roll;
there were warm dresses and luxurious
ornaments of . the toilet ; whatever could
be used for comfort he had brought, and
all other precious things he had left in
his opcu house, locking himself and his
family up with only water. At first
there would come sometimes a miserable
man or woman, tracing the presence of
living creatures, aud crying for water.
Pauiett or his wife supplied several, aud
when they had been refreshed, thty re
vealed the secret to others ; or, being
strengthened themselves, felt the des
perate desire of life revive, and attempt
ed violence to get at the treasure. Af
ter this the inhabitants of the cavern
fell back to mere self-preservation ; aud
the father and mother were able to har
den their hearts against others, by look
ing at the two creatures whom they had
born into the world, and who -cpeuded
upon them. But, indeed, life seemed to
shrink rapidly to nothing over the face
of the country. It was very rare to see
a moving form of any kind skeletons
of beasts and men were plenty, aud their
wbite bones lay on the arid soil ; or even
their withered shapes, dried by the air
and the sun, were stretched out on the
place where they had ceased to suffer ;
but life was most rare, and became scrce-
ly necessary to use any precautiou
against an invader of their store. The
dreadful misery was, that this store di
minished. The heart of the earth seem
ed drying, and was ceasing to be capable
of yielding moisture, even to the utmost
wrenching of science. There was so lit
tle one hot day, that Pauiett and Ellen
scarcely moistened their lips after their
meal of baked corn, and warned their
childrc-t that the draught they received
was the only one that cimU be riven
them. Charles was now seven years old,
and had learned to submit, but his long
ing eyes pleaded for more ; little Alice
was clamorous, and the mother felt tears
overflow her eyes to think there was no
possibility of yielding to that childish
pevishncss, and that the absolute non ex
istence of water must punish, her poor
child's wilfulness. . When Paulctt had
set his instruments to work to renew if
possible, the supply, and when Ellen had
removed the silver cups and dishes which
had held their coru aud water, he and
she sat down at the mouth of the cavern,
and the little ones got their playthings,
and placed them on a piece of rock nut
far off. The mouth of the cave is lofty,
and there is a sort of terrace running
along one side, at the foot of which lay
the channel of the stream, that was now
dry. The view is down the first reach
of a narrow valley, which turns present
ly afterwards, and so shuts out the world
beyond from sight ; and the hill on each
side rises high, and from its perpendicu
larity seems even higher than it is.
The shade of the cavern was deep and
cool, but the sky glowed with the heat,
aud light of the sun, and there was not
a cloud to hinder him' from burning up
the earth. The hill-sides, the channel
where the brook bad flowed, the stones
of the cave, were all equally bare ; there
was no sound of voice, or bird, or insect
no cool drop from the ceiling of the
cave no moisture even ia the coldness
.on placet.
$iarge and
- '
r 4his
variety are
'Piaster, in
-rices than
n other Mercnanl
fm nov and will be sellinc lor
e-ho wieh great bargains, are invited
of the shadow.-71 anil examine my Stock as t'.c goods
I..- l.K.- rry last, and you may
arm round
r iwirt ti n tl V
to secure jour
boii'tjres. All kinds of
thinking of ;q UNTR Y PROD UCK,
- " Ellen "5 and any thing the Farmer has to sol
, : Ken in etciiinge lor gonus
, " . o- Uon'l lorget the place the old Brick
Ilielt Wltl -pry Kast of the McNuliv House.
thecouflag- g.'w. uassford.
deed as -y'-nJ.Aug.18,1SS4. nlsif
flames and v
on that accou. .
l ;
It is
is perhaps QOODSH
" I hope it is,
it is; I wish those I
i .1 ri.
" You and I could bear it, if they
were gone, " said Jaulett, glancing at
tbenv and withdrawing his eyes.
Ub, yes! said fallen pressing near
to him, and taking his band iu both hers.
They were silent, and they heard the
children talking as they played.
" J. hero is king Alexander, said
Charles setting up a pebble " he is go
ing to dinner. Put out the dinner,
Alice. "
Alice set out several other pebbles be
fore King Alexander.
" Aud he has got a great feast. There
is plenty of water, more than he cau
drink; and he drinks, drinks as much
as he likes, and still there is plenty of
water when ho goes to bed.
" Jfoor children ! 1 can't bear it. " said
1 Oh, Ellen, it would have been bet
ter never to have given them birth I "
said Pauiett.
" No not that, " said Ellen, sitting
down again; " though they must suffer,
they are better to be; wbu this suser
iug has dissolved tbir bodies on the
other side of these mortal pains there is
ease aud happiness.
1 ruv, true, dear- Llleu, ' said Pau
iett ; it is only difficult to die. "-
lie held her huud, aud while he did
so, his eye tasteued ou a diamond ring
which sho wore. , She observed his fixed
" You givo me that when 'we little
thought how it was we should part
wheu I was a bride aud there was all
the pleasure and business of .the. world
round- us. : ' It- hardly seems - as if ; we
were the same creatures. " '.
" No, we are uot; for I am thinking,
concerning that ring which you were nev
er to part with, whether I could uot con
vert the diamond iuto water. "
" How, Pauiett ? "
" I can't explain it to you ; but it has
just crossed my mind that it is possible;
and if so, there are still plenty of jewels
iu the world to keep us alive. "
He drew off the ring as he spoke, and
went into the interior of the cave, weak
er Elieii followed him. There was a fire,
and some apparatus belonging to Pauiett,
which be had used in experiments upon
the decreasing water of the basin. He
knocked the stone out of its setting, and
applied himself to decompose it over the
fire. He put forth all his skill and all
power, und was successful; the diamond
disappeared, and there remained a lew
drops of water. lie looked at his wife
and smiled ; she raised her eyes to his,
astouished and pleased, took the cup
from his hand, and looked at the precious
" I'll give it to the children," she said,
and was going away ; but he stopped her.
" No, Ellen, there is not enough to do
any good ; you aud I will drink each
other's health in it; " and he put the
cup first to her lips, and then to his own.
"God bless you, my Ellen!" he said,
my wife I pledge you again with that
diamond. The first drop of water comes
from the stone that plighled my faith to
you, aud may it bring you health and
happiness yet. "
God bless you, my husband 1 If we
could but die now 1 "
Pauiett now exerted himself to col
lect all the diamouds that remained
without owners, in the neighborhood.
First he visited his own forsaken home,
and took thence the jewels which he bad
neglected in his retreat from it, but
which were now as precious as water.
He found no great store even after ran
sacking all the houses within reach, and
determined to undertake a long journey
in search of more. The basin in the
cavern continued to yield a scanty sup
ply of water, and Pauiett extracted a
small quantity fr m his stones. He
made what provision he could for his
family before Betting out; and for his
owu uecessities took the smallest possible
portion iu a silver vessel,, which was
mosfepreciously secured, and concealed
about his person. "lt'Was a strange part
ing between his wife and him, both, of
them feeling and saying, that alive they
should probably not meet again: yet
death was so near them constantly, and
was so far better thau life, that his pres-'
ence had grown familiar; and it wastnly
the mode iu which he would coiuc that
made theiii anxious. - Pauiett perishing
alone of thirst was the fearful image to
Ellen, and Ellen and her children wait
ing for him in vain, dying one after
another for want of his help, was the
dread of Pauiett. They stood in the
cavern, and blessed their children with
the same prayer for the last time. The
little ones received and returned his
caress, and Pauiett quitted the cavern
and set out on his uncertain expedi
tion. The face of the country was so much
changed that he had some difficulty in
making his way. The vivid colors of
the earth were all gone, and in the place
of them was the painful greyuess of the
dead trees, and the yellow of the parched
soil. Nothing was overthrown in 1 uins,
but all stood dead in its place. The
sb apes of men and animals only lay
strewn upon the earth. The human
beings were comparatively rare ; they
were the last survivors of the destroy
ing drouth whom there had been none
to bury; but these at length had died
by hundreds, and in plaoes their bones
may ue amoug luose iu - . ,. ,,
J . , e . uf informing (lie public
remain, and may be spared tu. ju8, received
of this thirst V death. " ud Summer
HayesvilleMarble Shop,
1 le-pi.ice,,
'hotv and
JseOt- the
Fall 1
will be
iV i 1 U II JL Oi
''T T TT m O
V? asJj!i!)
it aft!:
Miini'facttircrs of Alomtmrnts, Tonxb
atones, Tubhs. -c, of Italian and
.American Marble.
r STIANKFUr. for past favors, would
1 respoo.tlnlly inform.thc citterns oTAsh
land and the adjoining countifs, that they con
tinuo theahove business in all its various
branches; ai d having no Agents, they can and
will sell Grave Stones from 10 to 15 per cent,
cheaper -than Plmpscan that employ Agents.
It is evident that prr-sons buying ot Agents
must pay the expenses of that Agency. Shop
on Main street, one door east ol the Penn
svlvania House. 1 3 1 1
not have
goods at
, will j
rnWK imitrrsiffnr'fl he"s
eave to irfnrm the citi
the surrounding county.
X lens of Ashland, and llie surrounding
that I
e has just received at hi Move and 1
lUhment in Ashland, a LAHGK AM (
111 1 ar.ortment of the heft and most
il at
tbc4en estate of those who had been
men ir the uncovered shame of death ;
the "wide-opeju lips, the sunken eyes, over
whik the eyelid was undrawn, the swol
len jongue, the frame withered into an
expression of anguish, revealed all tbe
pais and shame of death. But here and
there, the hand of some one who had
beeu a survivor, was visible in the at-
tempt to conceal all this. In one place
there was a shallow grave into which a
boy had been rolled ; and close by, on a
heap of clothes, out of which bones ap
peared, there was a spade, with which
the unfinished work had been attempted.
Iu another a female body was covered
from sun and moon by a ifiau's cloak;
aurfa few paces off lay a man, whom
nothing shielded. There was an iufant's
skeleton wrapped in a woman's shawl,
under what had been a hawthorn hedge;
the mother had either perished in at
tempting to find water, or had laid her
child down, and gono away, like Hager
in the desert, not to see it die. The
poor innocent's skull was turned on its
shoulder, its cheek must have rested
there while the face remained. It was
too young to have struggled much.
Paul&tt thought on his little Alice; of
her unconsciousness to the fate around
her : of what would be her and Charles'
and poor Ellen's fate, if he failed in his
search, or perished by the wsy. He
run 8 id himself ..from looking on all these
sorrowful objects, and weut on his dreary
way. The second day after he left the
cavurn, he came to a stately pile of build
ings, -which he determined to explore for
th Jifergivir.g stones he was iu search of.
it stood upon its terraces, surrounded
by.itstolonadcs and garden steps, in all
iU old pride jud beauty. Its forests
were withered indeed, its gardens burn
ed, its fountains dry, but .the palace
ghii.ejd back the sun-light, aud was as
stoiidfast'and perfect as iu the days of
Ltliri living. PauR-tt drew near, and
fduiaJT as -he came close, signs of ble last
da"s of life in it. ; The doors were open
ItrTius atr-i and a" few marks of objects
j.iijvea, remained in the oaicr rooms.
Tii'e Was scouring and dragging ou the
luarble floor; and Pauiett doubted for
a moment what had left these marks, till
he saw on one side of a gilded table, a
barrel ly ing there empty, from which the
top, as it seemed, had been accidentally
knocked, aud the liquor had flowed out.
The luarble bore the stain of wine, and
where it had flowed, the slabs were
broken in two places, from the volence
of the struggle of those who saw the
liquid flow, to wet each one his parched
Pauiett thought the lord of the castle
had probabably deserted it before the
worst crisis arrived ; and had tried to re
move what was most valuable iu his pos
session. He went ou through long gal
leries and magificcnt rooms, all silent as
death ; statutes which represented man
in his glory and his strength ; books,
which were the work of that high spirit.
now extinguished under the pressure of
bodily wants; luxurious superfluities,
which were for better days of the world
all was valueless, all open, he might
go where he would, till at length one
door resisted his efibres, and seemed to
have been barred with a certain care
from within. Paulett's heart beat high.
Was there some one still living like
himself; another human creature strug
gling for existence in this great world,
and guarding, as he had done in his cav
ern, his treasure of water ? Should he
have another companion to speak with,
another, with whom, perhaps, to get
over the evil days ; to whom to commu
nicate his secret of producing water from
diamonds ? For the first time since he
left the cavern, he spoke aloud he cal
led he called in the great silence of the
earth, but nothing answered him. If
any one were still alive, he might be
afraid of another creature had not he
himself left pistols loaded for his poor
Ellen, to defend her life and children, if
any human being should come near her?
He gent y shook the door, and then pro
ceeded to more violence and forced it
open. It was the door of a great dining
room, on whoso lofty ceiling, as he enter
ed it, wreathes of smoke rolled, which
the air had put iu motion, aud a heavy
smell, as of burned cliari.'orl, struck bim
as he entered. There were no living
creatures the inhabitants were all dead
iu the last posture of life. The table
was covered with gold and silver vessels,
and among them were dead flowers and
fruits, dried by the close chambers. It
sh 'uld seem they had drunk deeply be
fore they died here perhaps they had
collected the last liquids, and resolved
to perish when they once more feasted ;
for there was wine still in some of the
vessels, nay, iu one there was water ;
and the ghostly shapes were adorned and
fantastically covered with jewels and
velvet, and all sorts of rare exquisite or
naments. Some were still on chairs,
some fallen forward on a table, some
prostrate, as if they had laid down to
sleep. There were fragmeuts of shiver
ered glass on the floor ; there was a stat
ue broken to pieces on the table, on the
pedestal of which was writen "Patience?"
there were pieces of torn paper in hands
of one, which seemed a letter ; all these
faint Bhadowings of long stories, and of
a scene of which there remained no wit
ness, struck Paulett's eye. One had
sunk down by a silver tripod in which
the charcoal had burned, and the maton
that fired it was amongst bis garments.
9 1854.
E.Q. FOLSOJI, A B., Friucipal, Teacher of Practi
cal and Ornamental Pcnnianvuip.
K. P. GOUUXUGIi Superintendent. Prof. of the
Theory and Practice of hook-Jveeping. aud Lec
turer on--Mercantile Cuatouis, General Lawapf
Trade, Accounts. A;c.
V. II. HOLISTUR, Assistant in Book Keeping De
r.artincnt. cLo. ILBY, THOS. H.HAY and D. B. PREMLA1
of the Cleveland Bar, Lecturers on Mercantile
Kbv.'b. H. KEVIN and J. C, VAUGHN. KsqI.
l.ejturers on Political Economy. .. '-
K. F. HUM ISTOS, Lecturer on the History of Com
merce aud the Art of Computation. -
A. C. Brownwell. Andrew Frcese, .
John B Waring, John Sherman, : -
T. C. Severance, J. P. Eels, . ; .
Harmon L.rnapin,. T. F. Hay, -' -
Truman P. Handy, . John L. tievfrance.
S. H ilalber, G. W. Safrod. , -
For the Morcantile Course, Title unlimited.
The same Couise for l adies
n ... I t Pr..-iir.l PenminRliin
For full Course in t lourislnug, sc -
The Principal of the institution, guiaeu
the htate as Instructors and Lecturers iu
rious depart rr.enls of the College -
The Prcf. ol 'the I Science of Accoun',
an experience of eight or uinc years rCK
cial A flairs, alterr aliug his time, parj'g
er, iu tae Mercantile uuikscwiv.
hin oh ami ( leveland. and partly as etS
keeper in the best Business Housel,,
These rare cualilicatiou. yet so.
seldom found tit our Mercantile away.
able this loll-pe to iniiP v .
knowledge ol the leal . - l '
Theoretical Hook-Kteppirit before it
bly in any similar iir 0 -f ,
have more promirjed himself where.
The tub cct of (""'tuivij, i auvv
in ware
VSredioij". said he, "and they
the the.eel ; could not they have
- PLl - . -
-kbeir time, and taken patience
with death ? Must they die in drunken-
ness, in nvidness worse than beasts?"
Then his own thirsty eyes fixed on the
table, where, in the light of the sun, the
water sparkled, and gave rainbow rays.
ue iorgot au beside in the impulse
which urged him to seize and drink to
drink the first draugh to satiate his
throat with water, lie drank and re
vived, and then blamed himself for
yielding so pasionately to the impulse
which was now passed away; and as it
passed the horror of the scene around
him acq-iirad greater force: aad he
louged to be out of its influence. He
made haste to collect all the jewels
around him, and when he had done,
found that bis burden was as much as
he could safely carry. He weut hastily
out of tbe room, as if any of those figures
could rise and follow h'm, and fasten the
door against him, where the crime bad
been wrought. He hastily crossed the
marble balls and gilded rooms, and came
out in the sun-light the splendid, sol
emn sunlight that looked upon a burnt
up world !
cnAPm in.
Meantime, poor Ellen waited anxious
ly in the cavern, and assoou as the first
possible moment for Paulett's return was
passed, her fears grew stronger. There
was so much danger for him iu the desert,
with his scanty supply of water, that she
might well listen to fear as soon as it had
any reason to make itself heard ; and with
this dread, when she next drew water
from her scauty supply, came the horri
bly torment ot the anticipated death by
thirst, which seemed descending upon
her children and her. The day she had
thought he would return, rose and set,
and so did another and another: aud
from fe'aring she had begun to believe,
indeed,that Paulett's earthly hours were
passed. 1 et hope would not be subdued
entirely ; and then she thought that by
prolonging their lives another day only,
she should save thein to welcome him,
.and to profit by his hard earned treasure.
The store of water was sasredly precious.
She dealt it out in the smallest portions
to her children, and she herself scarcely
wetted her lips ; she hardened her heart
to see her boy's pale face, her girl's fe
verish eye ; she checked even the moth
erly tenderness of her habits, least the
witness of her heart should overcome
her resolution ; and so she laid them in
their beds the third night of her dread,
wheu indeed there was scarce another
day's supply. She herself lay on hers,
but deadly anxiety kept her from sleop
ing, and her cars ached with the silence
which ought to have been broken by a
step. Aud at last, oh joy ! there was a
foot yes, a few moments made that cer
tain, which from the first indeod, she
believed but which was so faint that it
wanted confirmation to her bodily senses.
Up sprang Ellen and darted to meet him
She held forward the candle in the air
and lo ! it was a woman : Ellen scream
ed aloud ; the woman had seen her be
fore and said nothing, only pressed for
ward. "Who are you?" cried Ellen,
" are you alive ?" " Yes," just alive,
and see here," said the woman, uncov
ering the face of her young child " my
child is just alive too; give me water be
fore it dies :" Then my children will
perish; said Ellen :" No, no," said the
woman : " how are you alive now un
less you have plenty ? All mine are
crone but this one : my husband died
yesterday; ours hsa been gone for days.
"My husband is dead too," said Ellen,
" aud I have only one draugh left."
" Then I will take it," said the mother,
rushing forward. Ellen caught her,
the pour child moaned in its mother's
arms, and a pang shot through the heart
of Ellen. " For God's sake, miserable
woman," she said, do not go near that
basin! You are mad with want; you
will leave none for my children. Stay
here, aud I will bring your child water.
You and I can want, and yours aud mine
shall drink." Cut the desperate woman
pressed on ; her eves fixed on the water,
aud dilated with intense desire ; her
lips wide open, dying almost for the
draught. Ellen's soul was concontrated
in the fear, that the last hope of her
boy and girl s life was about to ba lost ;
she struggled with the women with all
her might; she screamed aloud; she lost
her hold ; she seized a pistol from the
table, and close as she was so her adver
sary, fired it full at her. The mother
fell with a shriek. Ellen started for
ward and broke her fall, and laid hold
of the child to free it from her dying
grasp. " Give him me ! givo him me 1"
said the mother, struggling to lift her
self up, and stretching her hand out for
the boy The trembling Ellen stood to
give him to her, but the child's head
drooped on one side as she held him out
he made no effort to get into his mother's
arms. Ellen wildly raised his face, and
he was dead too. The shot had gone
through his breast to'his mother's, a lit
tle blood began to steal from his lips.
" He's dead !" said the mother, who was
herself passing away. -" Oh, my boy !"
and then feebly, with her fast failing
strenth, she raised him, after more than
o ae effrot, in her arms, and pressed her
lips to his twice, with all the passion
left in her. The wasted form ' of the
child lay there, all pale and withered ;
the straight brown hair was parted on
his thin forehead ; the mother's uncov
ered breast, where his head rested, was
white, and the hands delicate; tbe rai-
wants and exiieriences of the Mercantile comojir on a bed of rocks. Ellen burst into
ty 1... urece.itly secured some of t he abte.t r S , . . , , "
fjTIIE Tax-payers of Ashland -..
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levied on the- taxable property r
tor thoear 18-74, on eafilr" doilaajya. '
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do Coi nty purposes,. ..
do llridge
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that head had no
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sue stood Dy, looking on what she had
done. The woman lifted her eves : and
tried to form her lips into a smile: she
n a . . "
no longer telt any vehement passion, and
the torment of thirst was now only one
of the pangs 4of -death. Her eyes wan
dered to the water, but when Ellen
moved to br'mg some, she stopped her.
" No : it was for him. He is at case
now. You did right. Don't grieve. "
"Forgive me," said Ellen, kneeling
down at her side. - -
" Qb. yes ! the poor precious babe suf
fers no more. I was mad, yoa said truly
in that. I nursed him at my breast till
his lips grew dry even there; we lived
not iar trom your cavern, and I have
seen yon, and been glad you had water.
We had some. We t Yes, ia not my
husband dead ? and my boy is dead too 1
See, there ia blood on his face; wipe it
away; he will die else." Ellen's sobs
caught her wandering attention. I re
member now, you killed him ; oh good
angel, guardian angel 1 yoa have killed
him, aud there ia only I to suffer. He
is gone from this dear, dear body ; I
wisn it did not look so like him still
and it looks in pain too it looks thirsty.
Ellen hid her own face on the moth
er's shoulder for an instant her chil
dren had awakened at the noise of the
pistol, and they were out of bed and
cliuging around her ; her sorrows roused
theirs, and the sound cf their lamenta
tions reached the dying woman's ear.
" There are my children crying. Alasl
I tho't they were all dead.
" They are mine, " . said Ellen.
"Yours are at rest, yours are all dead."
" Thank God I" said the mother ; and
though the words were earnest, the voice
was faint ; all the effort of nature was
in them, but they came feebly from her
lips. After that, indistinct sounds and
murmured names only were heard ; her
breath came in gasps, and at longer aud
longer intervals, till the faint shudder
ing of her limbs ceased by degrees, and
after it had been inaauaible to the world
for a while, the spirit quitted it forever.
Ellen's heart died within her ; her sen
ses were troubled, tud she pressed her
sijf in Paulett's arms without knowing
when he wme, or being surprised that
he was - there. " JOh. Paulette 1." she
said at last, " I hare not done wroDg,
but it is so dreadful 1 " Paulette soon
gathered from her all that had happened ;
and gazed with pity on what had olco
been a beautiful form, but rejoiced that
it suffered no longer. Ellen, shuddering,
arranged the dress, composed the limbs,
and, with a thousand- tears, placed the
infant ou that breast, whyeh had been so
faithfully its mother to ho last. Aud
there they slept, mo her knd child the
day of trouble ended for both.
"My poor Ellen," said Pauiett, "I
wish it were thou and my children who
were there at rest ? " nd Ellen pressed
her Charles and her Alice to her heart,
and would have been glad if they bad
indeed been dead. -
chaptFk IV.
In that time of trouble and of unex
ampled eveuts, the mind received im
pressions in a different manner from what
it had ever done before. The stern
floom that hung over the future, the
azard upon which life was suspended,
the close contact with universal death,
and the desperate struggle by which it
was staved off, gave to all things a new
character; and the ecene of the last
chapter was but one of the series of
deadly and dreadful excitements which
were now the habit of every day. The
solemn frame of mind which it induced
in Ellen, was of a piece with the solemn
nature of their existence, and she could
talk of it with her husband at any time,
and not disturb the natural bent which
their conversation took. They searched
the immediate neighborhood for the
habitation of the unhappy mother and
her family ; and the marks of her foot
steps on the dust of the soil enabled
them to trace her to Hope, a village in
the plain, two miles, or rather more,
from the Peak. - She and her husband
had used the churoU for their habitation,
aud it seemed had employed tho same
kind of precaution as Pauiett to defend
it, aud conceal that it was their dwelling.
One entrance only was left, and the oth
er apertures blocked np ; but all care
was useless now, for death had set them
free from pain and fear. On a bed be
side the alter lay the body of a man,
over whioh was spread a cloak of fur and
velvet, which in the lifetime cf tbe world
would have been most precious... His
eyes were decently dosed, the curtains
of the bed drawu round bim, - and the
pillow which supported his bead was
marked with the pressure of another
head, and with moisture pluck could
ouly have been the tears of his wife.
The floor of the church was in confusion,
like the dwelling of one too much dis
tracted with trouble to attend to what
did not relate to it; but there was corn
which had served for food, aud fuel heap
ed on the stone which had been a hearth
there was a drawing of a lovely wo
man and of a beautiful place, but these
were cast into a corner, probably by tho
irritable hand of despair. Ou a table
stood empty cups, which had long, per
haps beeu dry the glass of one had
been shivered, and the iragments lay on
tho floor ; there were only a few books,
neglected and oovered with dust. In
the churchyard were the marts ct three
recent graves one of them had a stone
at its head, on which was carved with
oare the name of Alfred, and the soil
was fenced and supported with sticks so
as to preserve its shape over the body
probably it was that of the first child
whom the parents had committed to
dust. Another was more hastily pre
pared, and no superfluous labor had
been bestowed upon it. This must ba
the last, when heart and health were
both fai ing. ..Pauiett and Ellen kneeled
and prayed beside ttrem, and re.
it 1
NO. 14.
that the mother, too, was at rest AT
ter the long misery of this scene, they
returned to their cave, and under th
shadow of the rock near the old course
of the. brook, laid mother and -child,
covering their bodies with stones, and
thinking more of the probable re-union,
in some unknown scene, of the spirits of
that family, than of the distance which,
separated their graves on this earth.
And cow, with a good store of diamond,
and with increasing skill and success in
the resolution of them into water, both
Pauh3tt.and .Ellen looked upon tbe live
of all as safe for the present, and their-
"-tkoughts were at liberty to wander te
some other subject. They believed that
they and their children vera alone ia
the world for every sign of life from
other countries, as well as their own Lad
ceased. It was very long since any hu
man tidings had come, and though, af
ter men had done with each other, birds
continued their migrations, these had
now long been over and the years pass
ed away, without bringing or sending
single wing. The course of the seasea,
too, was strange and unnatural. ,- It
seemed aa if tbe earth performed its
usual course in the heavens, sod kept
its place and functions in the movements
of the planets ; days and nights varied
in their length according to the) scaasjo,
and the heat of the sua was at ons tua
of the year great and at another week
but much that depended hitherto npoa
the constitution of the globe was suspeav
ded. There were no clouds in the sit
on dews dropping from -the air, no re
production in the earth. It seemed de
cayed and dying of old age. Xt Paul,
ett said, a new existence would, perhaps,,
arrise on this same scene, and from those
same elements. Onee before, the earth
had been reduced to eight persona by
the action of water ; and now the sb
sence of the same element had brought
it to four. Charles and Alice might bv
destined parents of s hew race, and those
names that were so familiar now,-mighl
become the venerable appellations of
the founders of the third . race cf man.
Ellen smiled and shook her head, look,
ing at the boy sod girl who were build,
ng a house of pebbles; and both parents
listened for a while to what they wer
saying. Charles recollected the house,
he had dwelt in before the great ship-,
wreck of human life drove them to the
cavern ; and he was teaching Alice that
there were rooms below and rooms above
and that he had heard how people like
their father had carried great stones,
and put them, one on another to make
these rooms. Alice presisted in tan-.
kicg her house one hollow cavern, and
the other she called Charle's house, and
did not Understand his recommendation..
" Charles is taking the part already
of a teacher in whom remains the tra
ditionary knowledge of an old world,
said Pauiett ; " and Alios represents
the new inhabitants, who have. thei
own rude coppies of natural objects
but who will be open UP the training of;
the learned man." .
" The learned man wQl be their fath
er," said Ellen : " they will gladly take,
their notions from him..
" Yes ; but if it should be so destined,
the first generation must work hard
merely to live ; they must be very long;
iguorant of every thing except a pater
nal government and such habitations as.
can be raised or appropriated laost easily.
They will be children is comparison to
Charles all their lives, if we can bat sue-,
ceed in giving him the ideas of the sg
we have lived in. Fancy them, Ellea,
increased to perhaps fifty inhabitant be
fore he dies, a very old man, coming;
round his chair to hear of the wonderful
steam engine and the use of the tele
scope, and to learn the art of printing,
and the list of different languages which
Romans, Frenchmen, Germans, Greeks,
used ; and what lions were, aad boraes."
At s recent meeting, Sir John Bow
ring said, speaking of the customs of the
Chinese : " Certainly ia that evauCry
there is much to learn; and much no
doubt, we see there to avoid ; but much
we discover there which may instruct.
You perhaps know that there is as lady
in China, who aspires to a high poaitiotb
in her country, who does not look wpea is
as a great accomplishment and a great
pleasure not to be able to walk. Ihave
seen beautiful women carried to theur
marriage ceremonies on the backs of their
slaves, wholly unable to walk frora eoa
end of a room to the other. I remem
ber once traveling with a great manda
rin in China, who said to me, 'Is it trus
that in vour country there are ladies with
great feet, who know how to behave them
selves?' 1 replied that a anew many.
He said, 'It is Yery curious indeed; we
never get any of the sort in China. Not
long ago an Englis-i lady, a friend of
miue, was introduced into high society
in Canton and tbe Chinese ladies, not
having seen an English woman before,
were very curious to look at her feet,
Thev said. ' It is Terr stanee ; she has
very good manners ; what a wander it ia
that such a savage as that snouia oe SD4
to behave herself in good society, . Look
at her great feet ! What could her fath.
er and mother be thinking of, to let her
grow to this size, and to let her feet grow
... r . . 1 - ,
with her person r unc ox me trains j--.
dies observed, 4 To be sure she knows how
.... i
to behave berselt ; bnt you Know sne nss
been in our company for some time in
Canton.' That is a trait of Chinese ber
barism." v ' ;
m ,n 1,1.1 i M ii ii II. ,
Later trox MhTxico.--dvioos front
Mexico to the 20th nit., announce that
the insurgents bad captured the town of
Litacuraro, iu Michoaoan, sod seised
the garrison, all the arms and : muni,
tions of war, &o. Gen. Alvares had
his head quarters at Providenoia, and .
the Government troops, it aaid, had
been defeated in ' several engagements.
Everything appears to foretell the vr,
ly dwnfa of lU Ams, -

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