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m i 1 i I U iv Mi Mi i i ; i i ill ; ' . , JJ J J.1 d JJ 4 JJ. A JjA 11 M VOLUME IX. NO. XXXIV ASHTABULA, 0. SATURDAY MORNING-, AUGUST, 21 1858, Hi1 GQ XiNT AjDVyM--FC- . WOLIi HiraUR 4. TEIIIUS or M'lMC,UIITIOJ. RMrTr In all nee, 1 M--at the Mil of month", .1 7u" it tlx end of tue year, t Aiivr.u i imxm. On v'" vr'' t M 'on. ifre 'fir, weey. I 00 ,ono"iHre ttste" mod. 2 .' on i'ite "t ms. 4 en T. Aiua". rhree m, t3 SO twn !'''re si mm. f one fiimre ot Tr friir P'oarra on year l,nlf column out Tear 00 12 W I 00 BtwttlPM C(rJ'of Out Ovr! aix lllllf! 1 i"KT t!e P'lntre ope P:r B t'' T?lv l!n or le of tlila fit letter m-ikr a niv-arer. ObltcarT Notlre of nei than five 11, ir., unlet" of prr-nn-n ,fjltr9t, will bo Inserted at tn. aunie rate ft. fcdvertliatig uuittet Fi:viir, of yhj deect ttioik Mtemlnl to on cull, in the. moft tasteful manner, BUSINESS DIRECTORY. rFAis.tt i;ic' t AK r asbi i aki a. (mcE hours Fro-n 0 . M. to li M. nd From I In t F. W. riiitin. F ARUINCITON' t HALL. rhysicians aud 6ur(rrooOffi At tlj old aUud of lr FfciHhptoa. AihUiMila, J mi. 1 S. I ALL. K K LtiOGn. &- VATK, AUrrnorKat Law, .IcTersou, Aolit:ibuli County, nhlo. lrtl"uiftr atfon tiu paid 10 reikiluut Uountv-i !!!, nr?'l I'ttfttt AliCAiioiM. Ai.iu ii r . Mat i., ( I'l-offcuting Altnwv. AlVKH KF.Ll.OQ'3, 450 Dixie VVai-p. SliEUMAN & FA KM I'll, AUoriiC8 and CfinUois nt Lftr, ArliUbuU. Ohio. 419 CIIAULKS TOOTIT, Attorney and Coun- ttllnr tt Lhw. AslitfttmU, Olilo. 41tf W. 15. OU APMAM,- AHuruey ui Lnw JTiifltifte of f'nc't (5onnilnriowrtof iJct-d for Mtnlilan ntl Iwwk. ttt tliro duurn 4it f Uie Trernotit Ununc. iCouneaivt, ft. (Jll AFFKkT. Mr'OOIUXliY, A tlwvi !tTfii-son, Ailit-ibu!eountjr, Olrt. 4!9 N. 1.. CilaPFkF:, " t. B. tTMKmi'BT. .,r. iiot-i. . , flSK HOUSE, Aahtabwla, Ohio, K. L. Hor.nnoAK. ffrnpnlPtor. Ao OmmVn nmtiltijt to ftiid ftom tvrv trfi f Tni. A Ho, pvtd UvFry-xtMide kpt in con- AM K IMC AN Jf'TcrFon Ohio. IIOi;SEJf.lm 110111101)- ASHTAUULA HOUSE,- tiigton, AKht-UMtlii, O. -ltoburt O. Warm- 11 rrf-lJHit tH. PDWARl) II. UOBKK'l'S, Junlff h Fn-y Mid ??t(tnj Dry Good, liUtci Chvalut, t-'ur, Hkirt 0wt, Clioiw (Jmcorlt, Mlioif Hardware, crwivf n-t Xo., Arc, ft'k'n Hlw, AitfiUtailft, 0. " - 419 4' Y LKR"&"cOLlil NS, DmOer.s in Dry Goods, GrocrMos, CroH-'fti v, Hoot anrl SUoou, Matt, (r Ac-, Ac, nu.it door South of A ab tabu la Home, Atittubutn, O. 10 J. T. ROBKIITSON', PfilfT in Dry Good. Groeorlen, Ifartwar, Crorkery, Proiiilon, ftoutj and Kbocs, and every other cUw of 0(k,oV imukIIv looket! for in a Fiiwt Clu.it Coutitiy hUir. Courtcy and ftiir 4(aliig nr. lb. inducement, olfprvti tor ahar of plwr Uvc. lll)l 1trt, AallUlral Ohio. ROOT & MORRISOV. Dealers in Dry (Jooils, Grocrlpn, Hoot, and FUnwi, Hat. an Can, Kaittwar., Ci-oel.rn', ilMika, raiutp, 4Jlit, ac, 1'u.t rtiu-tt BuinUifr, - Anhtubnla. 419 i.i liOUUU W I IX A RI), Dculr.r in Dry Uoods, Uroccrle., ITnU, Cap., Boou and Sho., Crockery, OVaw warfl, mnnatHct'arer of re.ulr-mnde Clothing. AUo, whol aiile aud retail dr.leriu Itatdware, S.(d'jJry.aUt,tron,r)tet, Irun and Medicine., I'uhitt, WU, ltyeetiuTa, 4c, Mlo .trrot, Anhtahola. 419 j.-G. .WRIGHT. Dealer in Millinery Goods., vVorked Collar, and Sleo'ea, aad Fai.ey Goodji. Next door to the f'n.l Hit. - 6v) ISULUVAN & HYATT, No. 5 Plait street. New York City, Killrit attention to their itocV of American flardttare. W E LL & FAULK X KK, Wholesale unil KetfUl IV-aler. in WYstem l'ofei-' Hnttor and Cu.-fse, lUled Kntit flnd Flour, Ashtrtbjiila, Obfo. Onli-. repeit' fni'.y goMcited, and till-! at the. t.nv:st eovt. 419 HE MIA M & JO 1 1 N SO"TT)Wrs" ip Dry Onod, Croeerie, tlriiy. and Merti'itie., t'roekerv, Twvte, Kboea, ilat aud Cap., and err other arUc). ustuiily found ju a toutttry .tore, oppofu tlie Fik Itone, AflitahuU. 16 rREXTIUi A- SMTTH, Gen.?ral Grocers mid riuler. In I'rovt-iona, l'rodui'e, aud 0 loiUi, iiaiu utieet, Aahutbula, Obio. 4ld IlRlttiftl'V. Itenlltt. C'oHlo).i, Oli.. 347 Ur. T. McCUNK, Dentist.- CNfic? nn(J Rcsi- deuce on Mala ftrcet, Acbtatuls O. 442 i AVutcbcn, Jcxvclry, -ic. O. A. AMSDKN', Jeweler Rcpuinnp or nil kinds f Watjbo., rioeL-, au4 Jec!ry. (fboji, ipi:ocite the i ilk Hoiift, Aahtabula. 0. 41 IT. W." STEELE, Wk-li mid ClociTMTikr. mid ileal.r n Jewelry, Silr, au9 nltnl Wvu. kf. alecliauic' itow, Aihu.lx.lft. Clutlttiitf. J3RIGT1AM & CO.. WlioWato nd retitil , punlera in Iteadv Mailt Clutblnj, Fumblilng Good;, Itote. Cr, ire. Anbtabuta. 410 J. A- TAI.GOTT, Denier in Ready-ade Cloth log. Hata, Caps, and Fut-nleMng Goodii, of nl kind, (ippo alle tbo Fanuer .auic,. jiauuil.ula. II. FASSKTT. Apcnt fur the Purelmw. ?ale, Renttujr -f iMil Pate, Iusura eo, VeentlHUng lana, Cot lectlou of Drbtn. && Froperty wld- for t'oiniruaxlon mi'y, and .ale no ebarjro. A rale, direet or bidireet. ooiirti tub a comiolulon. C'iruer )btia aud Center atreeUi Aabta ' bula. Ol io. Also, Notary Futsllci. lt O. C. DIBBLE, General Collector, and Loan, aud Real Estate Ageuf. Kant Aatatahula. Ohio. A L K X A X D kTT g"a R R ET J Land Atrent No. sO Water street, Cleveland, O. Land for aal. iu Iowa, 1H noia, M t.cou.in, aad Uiuneaota, at $'i 50 per acre, aud up rl. . . i Iloimciiiiciit. GF.ORG EU. HUB BAUD, Manufacturer of Tin, beet Iron and Coprer Who. ai'd rha'er in Eastern Coil.le, I'ailor, hot and Self Herniating;, ineet-iron novel. In,a Fuiufa, chain puuipa, lead tut, ebe. t inu, abeet lead, rbeot line, ueet co:rjej", abeet braga, tin rTfui. porrlaiu k ties, dniry ketlira, l-.Mtcrn ulowa.ultlvaloni aud moid utb' kiuQa ui f.riuiu utenia. leo, ale Aseut for tbo aa.1, bterart'e OeuiorftU'd Ar I'ipht Kuinnlbr nd i inter Cook 'inn 6to for the fo-taty '.ti4italila.' A-.'."tin, Ohio. 4y Ii. TOWER & HON, Machinists bttildtrrs of Stntinoary aud PorUbl. Ktv:.ru Fniue.. Raw, and other Vtll Work, aad Johbinfr aud lienauin 4ku o oedHr, ou Btort notion, and iu a workinuu-lU.. Ukuur, eouUi iabu at. A.huhulv 4ie Q. C. CULLKY, Mar.ufuctnrer of Lath, Siding 'Cheona B'ixoi, he l'bxi.iug and Mateblon aud Soowl ' Bawute doao oa the iborUjat unti". bb'p MdUt .idu ot the. M'ltlioiWchurcb, Ahtbul, f'bw' 4k) A- 8 i.Itl7.VrT 1 iiinLi Tlatcr AnA tNm(. ft :t.mtr of an-1 Of-alpr iu Pbinplcn, (lh, Faoca Stuff, Ac &c. runt jg, and Cli-5u.tr hawuig do to aurtwr. iliUtt tttevt. ,li;iCUIU HU'li , i!i: wiMiiJu. iiq Jv 15 Ci.OrtliY, I'on Founder, and mauu- facu.vT nd IValf la f'lowf, I'tuir Cfttinpa, Mill tt tnpf , tc. M t dvacripiioiw oi i'ouihlij orL done lo oroe Aijthulii bin. 66 y?. W. RMITH.Aranufaclurer or Pole. Up per u4 lUrceu Leather, and l'eal.rtn Fr.nck Calf, aud lining Sulna. i .u for Hlrtea and Bkin. . 418 Mu.lcul. GEORGE HALL, Xuuler in piano Fortes, and Jlilodeona, F'.ano bloMR, Cui.tX, tnetructina llook ee. repot corner Slam aud tiuUe rtu...!, naru( U, itn Oltio., Arthuthula. ete a.Ueitiprintiita, AJ0 J. E. C U A PM AN, Dealer in i. tisieal Merchan- Bnoka, FI riuilnuery, Tv aud I'.noj -Arol.-, tt Iim bazaar aad Curutvity itoie, .d iiioc Miulu of lu aiik, V. rot, Aebtabula. iloi t uroietirt;. DUCRO & BROTHERS, Manufuciorer. of a Doai.ra in FunilVir. of 'b. bi'l dBaeity'lom, and teery -riety. Alfo f.nvral l.nd.iuiWei., aiid maiiufuiuver of Coe tm. m nici, xiua WriKt, hoi lb of buutb i'ubi 4 f ;ai, ' AfUt;tUtla. J - 4i0 LINUS .SAVAGE, Furniture Dealer and Mun- utit-ttirer. fc'.m e.t.,biuUniitj h'c.'.b Main atreet, ne it. l.ttf I n i r & I.1 fcarT liiiJ- r,. b. ' t .ai A HoLLivi u, praotica! urfyor. otto ' o l?o)t and Slioca. D. PHILLIPS, Boot and hoe titoro, Fisk's Hhick, Higa of tb. I'.ior H.'ot. Acbutmla, O. 41 illfTllaii'on. SPEXCEIRAN WRITING, A new Lcct mrnl of vrv foiTfrt it Rplvulld Cxrr!rr mt.,-jK.ng hoih fln.itfK ttd l,HrV JStrlM jnrt pnh hUrty ln' Mnil, from nt p! pnU d snt tT fnnll t'r A3 ornln. I'rhv of tho liolf t I'tiwr .SrMom' to fifr d jiftawpnt )Mil, 1 Vfi. CJfMom Kntlly (iood Wiitvrf hnvv oiittiuattl iu tliis Svyu iu tiium In All oil'-. A'Ulrec V. R. STRKCETT, 41 Qnva, AOttnlmlA t'o,, (ihi. A. HA YMUND," )v&Wr in Froit find Ornl- . nfiitul Tif, Slinitiherj. A'C, IVjUivld, MinroO CtuMy, N. Ytt k. Oirtrc roikltrd. V. It AM.KN. Hook liindor Kookn and M!rni fcuil in irv tyl 6 rvI. Vl&uk book Ddf H, A. MAFSn, fc-'tmfCftpor to K Howell J In(f'HTrf')Wp fttid AniVfr.lTT1 ArtiFt. A I no, V. Howrll ti'-w 1'KprrU ijp, wti!y rtutcd. Ixcketn id lliiiMttira I'iun tilled t rcfifonablf rntr. rictuwe tnkco on poV'iit Ik titer, if iWtPpfi I?1 Hwmn. flivi building tomtli of thf? Hunk, Main ftnt, Afc'it'iu':, ilil. XMI.LAUDillXEK V Dealers in Italian and ftMUad Marti, Or-.1 Stoue, Kunmiit,'fabl Tojta, t Ari, AfhtnHia. A. Ij. THURSTON, Curtman, bn taken th F.-dcMMtnwut of Pnvld Camp, and trill (rlvo Ida HtteDtion to Proving to and from Hi. JJcput, aud atronttbo viMi:e. AKllTAlifl.A, April lHfi7. to EMORY LUCE, Dealer in Sweet Potato, and other F.ar.'y I hnit. and Vrprtaljtea, Alo, Peeler in 1're.erTed Fruit., TrjtnahM, kc Kart A"h tnlmla, Ohio. "nTON "&TiRO'rHER.-.Livery nnd Bale Htablr, In conniption wUh tlie Wk Hone, Ashtabula. Ohio. An Oivu.Viin Itunnin to and from rrrry Traio of earn. H-)tm aod Carriana to convey pnascngera to any rt of the Country, t'liirjrra Hfrvoimhlp. T HIE Vt'o sliall nell Lime nt tlie Ilur-1 Li bor the year of IS,1; 5, at 28 cent, per bnrhel, anrl at tlr Itepot at .10. 4111 n r. .vt r m t k ini.i.. uinuiiHNlon Itlrrchantii. . II ALL & SEY MOUll, ForwnrtUn? nnd Com- rnifflou Vccbauut. and dcalen; In Salt, Floor. Ktali, Fla.ler, Water i.iine, Ae. Am, loi wuiiaiou lMalera iu Lumber nnd Stv. A.tiUihilla Harbor, Ohio. !3 GRISWOLD A SHORES, Produce Comrnis- on Morrhmttii, aud whoh'"ale dealera In Cbceee mu? Fruiut, 1S7 South Water Btreot, Cbicago, ill. A. II. Gainou), L W. 6 no ura.- RvriasM'ra: FLHTni McKikdlet A Co , - - CbJesjjo. ' C, M. IircKwrni, ----- SATTr.ki.KK, ok &Co., : C. Harti.ktt Co.,CominU?ion llerebanta Cle-rolnnd. " .1. Mh.xkb, Attorney at Law, ..... Tridlftnapolf. FTirEooRr, Pl-kow Cr Hankers, IVeatnr, 111. ' Smokes, II awm Co., Merchant, - Atlauta, 111. Wklis Fat'Lkncr, Fruducc Mrrcbanta, Aahtabula, O. f'TRAIOHT, Pfmino 4rCo., Cincinnati. Hawi-KTi How - New York. Aahtabula P. O- CIokIiib nails. 0ST OFFICE IVOTICE. Tbo VTa'3 JV irolng Faat will elofe at 10 rrVlork attd 15 minntoa. a. il and mail Ns'eet willeioeeatll o'cNk and a'J ninote., A. ic.the souuiein nail cionen al o . , and tne nvul u JiKriuma, u M. Elh Crt ek Mall, via IlymouUi. Tuetdaya, at flu, A. M. Ofllec oiM-n dally from 7 a. 'si. to H r. w. n week dare, and 90 Suodnve, from 12 H. to, 1 r. . ulil further notice.' AebUKila.MaylU,h,li"'tt. f.. C. KOpT. V. M. On and after Monday May. 10, 1858. CLEVELAND AND ERIE R. ROAD. Leaving Asktubula coing 'east. ' Pay Freihl No. leave, at 1 H r SI II I . . 11 11 M Conuejut Aeomuiodiitiou ". 41M Mpht Freight " 1 31 ' Mgut U-jiitM... " 12 16 a k Leaving Ashtabula coiko wfst. Might Ellr.Ml. . " 8 47 1 11 Conneaut AoeoiumodaUon. " 'Mat tiny FreiKht " 10 '47 A Mail " .......... .12 to r II Pay Ennreaa " 8Mm NigMFreisht . H 1 31 A at Chlre;re Evj,re, Kaft, and Hill Weet, atop at all station! except Paybrook, CniomiUe, Ferry, Ilientor, and Wirklide. Cuirinnatt CApreHLEast, atop, at l'aioenillo aud Kiug vllle only. Pay ExproM Wti IU a tup at Cirard, Coiiueaul,Aib1ob bula and Faim-.ille only. For the Telegraph. To My Mother. cptrie tQ ForrnylieartissadBndfio.it'; . So fold me close to your breast, mpUicr, As in the days of yore ; When I was but ft liili lliintr, And lifflitlv sped the hours. As fped the birds of svril'test wing, Among the Kpritig-tidt) flowers. Oh ! many changos I liavo seen, niotlier, Since childhood's uioininp; smiled; Changes which you never dreamed, mother, Could crime to your poor child; When r-he went forth frutn this dear borne, With blessings on her head, To walk the ways of lil'u with one, Who Ipvc's sweet vows had said. Put tho grofc cloted long ago, mother, Above that manly form; And I was left to brave alone, mother, Lite's fiere arid bitUar storm; And oh 1 that storm, bow dark it grew, Till like a tempest wild; It hon ed the head, and crashed the heart, Of your poor suffering child. Bwt I hare looked for light, mother, . I'o that ptue source above, . Where t here's no sorrow and no night, mother, But all k peace and love; And ol'limcs iu my daikcst hours, JUy eoul has heard an angel voice; Cheering up my tailing powers, Aud bidding mo rejoice. "; And now, I've come home to rest, rootlitr, For borne, is home, yon keow; So fold niecloso to your breast, mother, . As io the blessed long ago; A nd I will dream, I'm young agalo, As in my childhood years; Ferehunce tw ill ease this bitter pain, And che k these burning tears. From Household Words. Water Music. 'Twas to summer glorious summer . Fur beyond the smoky town, . Weary with long day's ramble ' 'I hrnuU the fern aud blooming bramble, Needing rest, I sat rr.e down. BaeUiug crags hungiigh above me, Ever looking grandly rude; Ftill there w&a some trace of milJoess Iu this scene so weird; its wilduess , Might bo sought for solitude. Birds and tyvtn, song sud besuty, Seem'd this rug.d rculm to Ijll, That which was my soul entrancing Was the uiusio and the glancing Qf a rock-bftrn plrshing rill. Linforiug there I was delighted, Musing on the days gone by, Watching its bright sp'av -war! sprinkled, Every silvery tons that t'ukled Touch'd some cord pf memory. Twss as if sweet spirit-voices 'Threw a spell sround ne there, 'ow, in lightest notes of gladnees. Now, iu deeper tones of smtueas, , Wafting nyhibper tq my ear. Memory, bppe, imagination, , Btcm'd Ui have aaurp'd my will; And my thoughts kept on a droaming '1 ill the bright stars were a gleaming 'i'o tiia masie of lbs rilk . What a world of strange rcfloctions Came upon me then unsought I Pirate-, t bt sounds should 6nd responses Wheie 8a mystery ensconces-!- . Ia the corridors of thought J . Tln cmntinna . ..'A Making my heart wiiJly thrill, ', As !mor'd ther and li.i.a'd, : . "VVhiUt the dew aroend gi-tisc'i To the Eusie of the r:!!. Joe Chickweed's courtship and How he was Cut Out. ' "I vow I" said Joe Clr'ckvvenil, ns lie stood before the pnrlor mirror, putting the Inst touch to his well-oiled hair, "if I let this night pass without finding out just how I stand w ith Mclimla Martin, then I am A cow. The critter's nlwyys noted so pesky skittish, that there's no getting around her, I like her, and she knoWg it, nd I'm In clined to think that he likes me ; but she likes more than one siring to her bow, and I niit't cure but she'd ship mo any minute if she could ouike b belter bargain. May lie I'm doing her an injustice, ond I liQpe I am ; but she acts sometimes 'tarn al -. ly like n rial coquette-, and I don't know what to tnuke of her. But to-night," ho added, Jilting nu immensely wide-brimmed hat upon his fliiniiie Lead, "to-night I'll scltlo the matter ; I'll cross the Rubicon, if I get my boots full ,of water. Melinda ain't a bad spec, aud 1 might do worse most anywhere else." "Do tell if it's como to that !" exclaimed old Mrs. Chick weed, who hsd entered the room unnoticed by her son, in time to hear the last sentence. "Well, I've nil along had a notion that you was aiiuin' iu that 'crc direction." Joe turned red from his eye-winkers to his iitikles, and looked very sheepish. He worked very busily, too, fur a few seconds with blushing some imaginary dust from a place between the shoulders of his coat, w hich he could' nt reach, but be said noth ing. . 'There ain't, nothing to be ashamed ou, Joe," continued the loquacious old lady, ap parently greatly pleased at making the dis covery she had ; "mid you spoke gospel truth wlrvn you suid you might do woise elsewhere. Melmda's a nice git.'1 " "Well," said Joe, gaining some courage from his mother's timuner, "I'm, bouud to make her mv wife if-'-" "If what'," asked the old lady; ;, "Well, if nothing's ngin h." " : "Yoo just do your duty, Joe, and Melin du's yourn. llemcmber th farm." ' "I t's a fine farm, no mistake 1'' suid the young man, earnestly. "No better farm of it's size in the whole country than the Widdcr Martin's," suid Mrs. Cliickwccd iu un emphatic tone. "No, I think not." . ' "And then sec huw it's stotrkod ; two yoke of the best steers in all these jiarts, besides her two horses, snying nothing of the rest of the critters. And, of course they'll go with Meliixju when the widdcr's deud, und before, too, for you will go right on the farm as eooii ns you marry, and take charge of everything." "U's a good operation, that's a fact," snid Joo ; "but I pat a higher value on Melinda than ull tlie property." "And well rcu should, though the farm a id fixin's ain't lo be despised." "Oh, I uiu't one to despiso 'cm." Joo laughed and left the room, arid soon after he left tho lionse, and made- bis wny j na expeditiously as the gloom of the even ing would permit, towards the residence of the Widow Martin. A light wiis burning in tho front room, but the.window curtains were closely drawn, sq that fci could not get a view into the apartment as he passed along the yard. He knocked at the door, and was admitted by the widow iu person, who, after inquiring benevolently aficr his health, ushered him into the parlor. It was alrepdy occupied by two persons Melinda and Kenbeu Sparks, tho latter a young man who had recently returned to Springville from California, w ho was looked upon ith especial disfavor by tho young farmer. , Joe was welcomed by the young lady, bot not so cordially, as formerly, and by no means so cordially as Joe thought his due. He was greeted by Mr. Sparks in a sort of joking, comlsceuding way that raised his ire inwardly. However the conversation that followed was apparently agreeable to all parties, and the evening wore away till the widow retired, when Mr. Sparks intimated that it was perhaps time for him to bo re tiring, as it wag quite a litilo walk to the, village, Melinda at once asserted that it wit.; very early indeed, and ho fcltPHld not think wf leaving so soon ; whereupon Mr. Sparks was induced to remain u while long er, and Mr. Cliickwccd was gecrctly enrag ed thut Melinda should bo so takcu op with the young sprig. Califorpia, beca-ao the topio of conversa tion, and Reuben Sp.irks shone brilliantly iu his descriptive accounts of tbo country, and what he had done there. "Then you wareu't In the diggin ' V in quired Joe, iu response to sometbing Jiis ri val had uttered. "By no means," replug Sparks, loftily. "I left the digging to those who were used to it ; I had no tasto that way." "Oh, then, you stoppsd ia town ?" "Certainly." "Business, I s'pose. Cifit rato there ?" "Yes. A young man of talent will soon engage himself ia profita'blo employment." "Then I 'pcct you must have done ex traordinary well," said Joe, in a tone he in tended should be sarcastic. "OU !" replied the other, langhing in, a meaning way, and wiudng with one eye at tho young lady, who .appeared to take and enjoy It accordingly j ? for that matter I '-an't complain. I think improved my chance I rather think I di4- I don't complain by no injcans.'1 ''Then, why (Jidn't yqu'stay longer? You weren't gone but a short timo ; you should hare stayed a year or two more, and made yout.elf independent." "IVJiaps I em independent already ; I say perhaps. Of course, I can't tell you the exact amount I made that, I think, ts quits uunecccssarj." "Oh, quite." "And perhaps, too, there were attrac tions in this part of tha world as alluring as gold." He looked knowingly at eluda as he spoke, ad jrav her auoluer wink, tvuich that young lady treated, t fellah, though she blushed and appeared, wonderfully em bftrrasse4 for , oment. Joe nQticeifwhal occurrcd.'aod didn't fancy ths conrseirt wbicu affair soemed, to besetting. He knew f,hat he should feci ad appear peculiarly savage t he remained much longer, and he hinted it WaS time fur ui'U ti w ajulujj auu viukt served to enrage hiaa mora than, aright else, Vst'tirl awn-- d tr bn of tho - !'. j for the offered co objection. ho Uok; ' ... his hat and departed, with firmness In Lis step ond bitterness In his heart. "I don't like the looks of thingi at all," Ito muttered to himself, n he walked on through the dark ; "she Is altogether too tender to that chap to be agreeable to tne. If he has not turned her he ud, then there ia a mistake somewhere. I don't believe he has brought enough money from California to buy a rope to hang him. He is after the widder's farm, now, to make it up, I'll bet my lint. Tct, m he means o catch Melinda, and I've been fool euoogli to wait till tins lime helore Coming to a final point. But jterhaps it ain't loo late yctl maybe she will consent to have me yet, if I loso no time in asking her. I'll try it, I row I will. I'll gu over again to-morrow and have the thing settled." And .having come to this conclusion, ho hurrttd forward, and soon after was dream ing of Melinda Martin, the widow, herself, and an infinite number of Reoben Sparkses who were endeavoring to chase him up a steep hill, and beat his brains out with bars of California gold. Mrs. Chickweed was most anxious next moruing to learn from her son the result of his mission to the w idow's, but Joe was si lent and pensive, avoiding his mother's eye, and keeping away from the house ns much ns possible. Late in the evening he care fully dressed" himself in the best suit, and with a look of determination stamped ou his features, he onco mure determined lo visit tho Ccklo Meliuda, He found her at home nnd alone. "Hope you spent an agreeable evcuing yesterday," roinqrked Joe, after he had passed io nsnal compliments, and seated himself near the lady. "Qh, yes, I did, I assure you," was. reply. '"Mr. Sparks, I should say, is a verf en tertaining young man ?" Joe didn't think anything of tho kind, but quite the contrary. " "Ue is, iudced," responded Melinda. J, oe looked anything but pleased ot this encomium on his vival, and ' sat for some moments in utter silence. At length he turned, to ihe young lady and spoke 'I came lierolast evening with the inten tion td" sneaking with you on a particular subject, but i found you so engaged tat I determined to call again to-night, and so so-' 'Here yoq arc,' said Mx-lindu, smiling at his embarrassment. 1 Yes here J am. And now that I'm here, I'll tell you at once what I've come for. You know I love you; I've told yon as much ruore'n once, and . I'.ve flattered mv- self that I waren't Indifferent to you. But now I wish you to tell me if you really love me In return, ond if I may hope to mako yoo my wife. Will you marry me? " ' You ore quite right,' sbo said, ' in sup posing that yon ere not lnd;uereut to rue, for I regard you very highly.' 'Then, all my fears hove been ground less! " uttered Joe, cxultingly. ' Ihcn,' contiuued tho lady, 'I cannot very well grant your wishes, regarding ' W batl ' cried Joe, bis countenance sud denly changing. ! cannot very well marry yon '- Ai'd why can't yon? I'd like to know w hat is to hinder your marrying me if you think enough of mo.' ' There is one reason iu particular.' What is it?'- ' I'm engaged to another.' Joe turned pale. ' Sparks ! ' lie pried j ' telj me- tell me, is it Sparks j ' Well and if H is? I knew it Blast him, knevv .what ho was after.' . . . , , . , ' I don't kncv as Mr. Sparks lias acted in any way as ho should not,' remarked the young lady, warmly. ' He's a chcatiiig villain! ' replied Joe, indignantly. . ; 4 You don't know him 5 lie's nothing of the kind!' 4 It's you that don't know; bnt you will before long. I've beeu tlevMnved, and I ain't afraid to say so 1 it's tho money that he pretends to havo that's lost me a wife; but when you, war,. Jo touch it, just as like as not you w'uut Ue able.' . ' He rushed from tho bouse as be ottered, theso words, and hurried homeward. He found his mother still np, and was eagerly interrogated by her as to the luck be bad met with. He told ber all, and little con dolence was she enabled to offer Lim in re turn. Yov two or thrco days following, Joe Chickweed said very little, but he thought much. Qne morning, ho met bin mother with a smiling face, and a sort of triumph in his look,. Xbe oe lady was somewhat surprised at U.is sudden change in her son's manner. 'Why, what on earth's the matter now, Joe,' said she; ' hope you aiu't going craay.' 'Not by a long febot,' replied Joe; -'4 1 ain't quite so big a fool as that.' ' Then, what ails you? 4 Oh, I've got j, ail arranged at last; I've got bim now.' Who? What ?' ' Why, Mliuda and that vagahemd Reu ben Sparks ha 1 ba 1 I'll surprise kin. 4 ell, how are yoa going to do it? ' Ob, it's all right 1 " said Joe, laughing slyly, 4 I'll do it darn 'd if I dou't; I'll fix the sneaking critter.' . 4 But bow bow, Joo ? Can't yoa speak out? What' got in the boy?' cried the old lady, dying with cariosity to know w hat was his plan. 4 Well, I'll tell you all about it began Joe, assuming a more sober tone. 4 Well, I wish you would.' Yoa know the widder has always favor: ed my keeping company with Meliuda.' 4 Well.' 4Aud J do believe she' desnera.t9 down ou that fe(!er Keubcu Sparks, coming Into tier tamiiy,. Ycs- 'lo that esse tbo rouldo't very willing' ly jet oer property go into nis juuas.- But according to the will of old Mr. Martin, the property ain't g . ou.t cf ber bands till she's dead." 4 Just so, a?4 e,w I'm con;8 tathepwnt, it's just right there I'm rAv.z t$ floor Reu ben Sparks..1 . " t.. -rl.-a.' ' . . M 1- U.W MtHrf- Tb. vidder .Mrtio herrelf ain't a tad leckirg woccal Jo restrifd, iz a q?x cf r.vsiwious toue of voice, g'.&sc.r.g up soddetily Into bis mother's face, 'IVo. But what's that pot to do with the matter?' replied the old lady impatient ly. 4 And she ain't very old, miller,' con tinued he with the same air. 4 Why, she can't be more tUno, f.-rty.' ' o I think, and she has a good chanco of living forty ' more.' Well, end what or it?' 'J tist this," said Joe, leaning over to reach bis mother's ear ril tnarry the wid der f Mrs. Chickweed, expecting, ns she Was, something startiing, wasu't prepared for this. She uttered un cxclumntiun of un bounded surprise, started upward from her scat, then sans back anl fixed her eyes with a votMiit stare npon her son's face.' 'Well,' nid Joe, I hope you dou't ray anything that's egin it.' 4iVo No !' stemmcred his mother, re covering somewhat from the shock she re ceived; 'but are you really iu earnest, Joe, will you marry the widder V 4To be cure I will, ond that's not the whole of it. I'm going tip to see bur this very day. I'll marry her if she'll have me, and be revenged ou Melinda for cutting mo as she has for that blasted Sparks. I'll teach 'em what's what 1' . Joe was as good as his word. He sought the widow end made his proposal. : She was more astonished than she knew how to express, but she was more gratiGed than she was astonished. Fresh aud fair as she was, considering ber years, she bad not giveu op the idea of winning another hus band; but it bad never entered her head that she could possibly secure so young and estimable a prize as Joe Chickweed. Joe mad,e t n special proviso iu bis pro posal that they should lie married privately the day before the marriage of Sparks with the widow's daughter,, and that it should be kept a secret till the wedding had taken place, fo this the widow readily agreed, although t was a bard task sometimes for her to restrain the enjoyment sho expe rienced, and prevent the secret being discovered. The evening before the nuptials of Sparks and Melinda at length arrived, nnd all pre parations for tlies ceremony pt the ensuing day were completed. When darkness had fairly set in, while Melinda was so occupied wita Uie company aoa conversation of her soon-to-be husband as to bo completely ob livions to all tl;o, Mrs. Martin cautiously left the house, nnd meeting Joe near at hand, she hasteued with bim to the resi dence of the Chickweeds Tho minister, who had been duly admonished to secrecy, was in attendance, and iu less than half an hour thereafter Joe was a. married man, and the no longer widow was on ber w ay back home;' parting with Joe with a single but very enormous k'ss, with which bo was content to satisfy himself, considering what was to follow, from so doing, on tbo. rapr row. The wedditig passed off the next day to the entire satisfaction or ull parties. The affair took place at the residence of tbc bride, an at the hour of ipc a all tho guests, with the exception of Joe Chick weed, who bad been formally iuvited, bad departed. Why he remained so long it puzzled tbo nevviytmarried pair to surmise, as they bad not supposed be would be pre sent at all. Jfte took it very easily, how ever, and seemed quite embarrassed by the occasional banteriugs of tbo happy Sparks. "I 'spose," said Joe, sfldicssjng himself to tho newly-made husband, as they were all assembled ia tbo parlor together "I "spose you'll take up yourVcsidcuce in tbo village right away b'ujf you a uice bouse and live comfortably?" 'Oh, no.' replied Mr. Sparks, 'dftii'tkoow as I shall.' 4What I Well now, I calclate you don't have any idea of settling on a farm ? You ain't used to that kind of work you know.' 'Don't kuow but I may,' said Sparks, assuming a careless air and, tone; 4eom,iog on ho,t weather, yoa kriQW, and living iu town Lj a bore id summer. Ys I think shall try country life for a whde; I ain't in the best of health, and a farm life may im prove rue.' , 'Well,' responderVJoe deliberately, 4cnu't say that I'm sorry you're going to stay with us. J think myself that it would be to your heueGt to work on a farm for a while, ard we'll try to make jf, comfortable as possiblo for you.' ' Mr. Sparks looked at hira then th,ey looked at each other laughed. 4No doubt,' reearked Ar. Sparks, 'jt'Ou'H m.ake a very agreeable neighbor j very agreeable indeed,' 'Oh, we'll be nearer than neighbors, a good, sight of course we will,' said Joe, glancing with a look of intelligence toward the former wido,w. A.gain Mr. aud Mrs. Sparks lacked at pee another, but this time they dicTut laugh. ' 4What do yoa ruean ? they asked simul taneously. '0, excuse me; I (ftrgoit that you dido,! Vr.ow what iad had transpired. The fact is. the widow here and myself. Ukioir a mutual liking to each other, wero married fust night. We should have invited you to the wedding, but we knew yoa were engaged 'Wbat ! married V cried Mr. Sparks, spriuging to his feet, wbila a look of hor ror overspread bis features. His wife sat, palo as a ghost, utterly unable to speak a word.' 4Certaiuly married,' said Joe coolly. 'Is this so J' be inquired, turning to tbe late widow. You, may rely upon aH fee says, "fheu 1 have been swindled imposed nnon deceived I And you knew of this also, and led me on,' be continued ia a vio lent tone, addressing bis witn. 'You work ed to get me. wb'.ia this, infernal cheat gets the property.' 'No it's not eo, oxclaluj.erj HJellr.da, boT6tinr iut a tears: 'I koew nothing of it. Aud I thought you married m for myself, aod not for money; you p;stpn(Je4 ta have euouga of that yourself.' Reuben Sparks tru'iled a sickly scorn ful smile. 'It's even as I thought; b'.s money's so deep ia the buk that he'U cever be able to Ai i$ Aot.,' jramarktl &.. Yftii t'htroing mcd" t a.'ped Spar.!!!, loolb,; t if iv wou!'l' ti V- ol pltjiiuro ta it t'a eiiei up, bft.i;', fii Lone. 'Ob, fire away I It don't Wt any, end I've ot a lonjr lease of tho fur' 'Yt'Q scoundrel 1' 'And tho horses and tbc steers.' 'Ob I you, miserable cheat I' 4And the fiiiHS generally 'Fool !' . ' . V . 'And moreover continued Joe, esr.uuiliig a more Sober, and, Kterer tont!, ami gripp ing Sparks by the collar as he spoke, 'amoug ot!ier things I've got a word or two of advice to you. You married Melinda iu the expectation cf stepping into a snug property, palming yourself off as ft man of means lo accomplish your end. You are the real schemer, bul a part of your scheme has failed. Take my tidvice and it will bo well with you; uso your wife ns you know you should; go to work like a man, and strive to be nu honest one. And finally, dou't bit me hear you make uso of any more such expressions bs you just now bestowed npon me, or I'll thrash yoa withiu nn inch of your life I Itemco,ber,' added Joe, giv ing him ft phiiLe $ a terrier, 'ovld a tat, 'you're my gp.ii no-,v, 'eorq,r, to law, and yon must bare a slight i;ow of respect for your f,tthrl' -' - ' Beuben Sparks soerfied to come at once to bis senses, and after a tittle- reflection, concluded that the odvico be bad leccived was, upon thi whole, tho best he could act upon, and for many a year tboreartcr, Joe Chickweed looked upon bim as a most val uable assistant. The hero of the following story is Green, the direr, and the object of bis efforts the steamer Atlantic, lost ou Lake Eria : ' " Not many months since a vessel was lost in water, whose depth at the place of foundering was 114 feci. There whs a por tion of thu cargo bo valuable that it be came advisable to use every means possible to recover it. It was scarcely possible to do anythitig, It was far beyond all ordi nary menus of human een: it might be reached, thought it wonld he- a bold at tempt, by the diver. He was sought and found, and a recotnpeuse which on land wonld be a princely one, was guarautced to hint. Men will do more than does be come a roan for rich reward. To fend V.l11 with air a powerful pump, worked by si men was brought," and a hose dqublj strengthened was made.' AH the applian ces mat tne niosi liberal management could suggest were ready for bis aitL Ho was surrounded by intelligence and conraga and humanity. He dared t'i5 deep waters, once, twice, seven, times. The men, at the brake of the pnmp vrroucLt with tbc might of earnest strength. They fud the vital current ot tne bold d.vcr, and be had the courage to trust them, Their work was breath. When be came up ho told the gentleman mat fupcriQtcaJetl tbo trial, that tbc air at thai depth, m the machine forced It to biia, crackled and hissed like the frying of hot fat I and that vcrt movement of the pomp fUl on his Ijreasf like the blow cf a crowbar. :Yoa go. aown no more tqr mo,"snd te kind hear ted geiitleran wfjo, stood by Liu, ns bo camo on deck. Iu the intensity of all bis experience, this too daring nan' besought for the opportunity gf another' trial. The gentleman refused, but tho diver insisted on going foj himself. He went, and re turned a pqrfilyed man; just holding life, be crawls along. The claret bottlo at his girdle, corked tightly and empty, was filled when be came back.'though the cork was not disturbed. The water had forced it self beyond the power of cork or glass," The Lightning Ron Qvivmos. Cases of lightning striking houses furnished with rods are quite numerous this season, Ham mond Whiting's residence in Sanditslield, Berkshire Co., was thus visited, on the 22d. The fluid followed the lightning rod from its point on the chimney, to a connecting nut within two ot three feet nf the ground, bursting and throwing off this nut aod dis-' connecting the rod; it titrnck, the ground, throwing up the aasih and rabbis!) with sq much force as to break ond scatter the the glass af a window, making a consider able excavation. Jt then cnterud the hnusp thrpugb the covering oyer the sill, making a considerable, opeuing, ripping up flouring li nd carpeting, pursuing its fc'g lag tioqrso through the whole length of the hoqse and very near tUp differerjt jembers ftf the family, wha were in bed, ttUhQut injury to any one; leaving tho bouse by another opening at the dour, throwing up dirt from beneath the step; a strong sulphorotis odor impregnated everything in the house Ia this case, the contiectioa with the building and the ground were apparently Imperfect. Had the rod gone dow n deep into the moist earth, its oHlco in this case would doubtless have beeu fully discharged, and the light ning tQq. Nw Yo$s Sof jetv. The N. Y. Eve ning Post makes tho following statement " It is a notorious fact that, in N. York. far instance, a Wan of wealth, or of capti yatiug planners and accomplitbmcata,whG3a rnoral character U Jmoyn ta be thoroughly bad, way so lotig as he is &ot publuly ex posed by tbo press, or by the courts cf law, find bis circulation in some circles of wbat is called th best society, rather improved than hindered by the report of his trans gressions. He may bo a libertine, a thief, aud a habitual iiar; be may vio.!ar8 every command in the decalogne bot if ha Lo recognized by a fw (8dera of ' the fash ionable world (who taaj have Fnecial and private reasons for tbeif conduct) be is sure among their obsequious devotees, of refeiying a welpQitse." -,,. One day lust week, u I.oses N.iebo'a was fishing out oa th Sound, he was much sur prised to observe a wood chuck sw.majing towards his fc.cat, and sppareatly bejgtiig ta t.fv taken on board, whereupon Mr. NJeb disseized him. by tt,e r.ppe of tho neck aud plapt'd bioi ia tie bottom cf the boat. The darrtr pf drowning bad overcuse the ani ical s fuar c man, and ba was docile 3 a kitten, St,jrJ,n AJ-!. ' ITow $hall I cut t!s it,ttoa-add!e-wife or not? M said a g'-Mlcoia at aLosa honse Mr. Hook was ,uiiv. . VI a:i.k.jr,(,.hR.4 better cvUt?n":-Vvi.f" r?pl:c2 llr, llo:K. fce?tja there cfght be a c-j ;c cj wr z.yz q, bit i.-.-t,v S txtA." I Hygiene of Laughing. Cheerfulness ia tho elixir cf lifts, A reil hearty btrgh is more potential fur beu'tb, and virtue than ail the potiont of pi;':ii;, and the creedi f puritanic pulpit". The. locally cf the narcofi i; re,:trd-.'tl nt h.is stack in imfr, and the nnwciis d-cich and pqisonous pill, mnter all the vital or gnniita, t ret i;.,t tUcrrtj but a genuine .pon taneons laugh stirs tbe Llaol tn true j by-, siological action, nhakes out to VriukVs out of the soul, chagrins liefisc, on I if continued babitnally, It emjitica the v, '. t body of th s?ed of disea, snl timi sbnttiug (he door in tle very face of LVn lopins, and tAjirg to his 'prrrrf pti?t r--- " When I have a more convenient season I will call for thee A,re yo' sick ? Almost dead? Well,. &A you expect heallU will cooie to ) vu, ,d take possession of your torpid system 3 you sit communing wlih your blue" sj.iriia 1 It olwars bides from evil spirits; therefore drives off the bluet. . Cultivate hopefulness in your sen!. Look On. tho pleasant side of qnestiftiis. " Fear not, only believe. IJow plain end simple! , Loos on Natures works bow she loughs , in the fuluess of Jo.y I But w hen the sun, ' day after day, bides bis bead behtud ' gloomy clonds, how all thing.? charge! M'ldew blossoms on the fruis of tiia earth. rust corrodes the harvest, poison infest"., the anirftals, decay creeps over all. Ag"i't the sua sbjnpttj-r-cartu becomes bright, ami health prevai'.i, " vear ancr y&a? datura write her lesson, . will yon ant leara it f RehoJd the. lilief -of the field; go out into lite sunshine: five. face the west wiud, laughing at its antic, and become vigorous. Away with inelanr choly langh L.asigh itt something, atiyT n . h .. iL : I a 1 T a ' hiiiij;j i(uiriiij oufc laogu I ) Tell a fanny story; Invent an lunoccnt loss to promote laughter, Rot a plcasaiw joke on your associate, and allow him ta return a similar one; but in, any case, get ftp a langli, Laughter Ig a panacea for ills, bodily and mental. HoW it thssinaten rloom lightens t-ttiu, iiu ijiins pain ou in a langout. : Try it laugh I Life Illustrated. ' Beecher an the Wire. : At a celebration at FkukiU, NT. Y In honor of the laying of the Atlantic cable, lf. Recclier made a speech, and from ' hij ''live thocghU" Aq tV.at ccasioi. we cut the, following j , .. I caunit fce!p thinking that while they wjll make some allusion to the progress of human mind, there is a poetical thought that I will disclose. I have thongbt all the wav uuivb io-mgnc, now strange tt will seem ta hate that cord lying at the bottom of the scti, perfectly undisturbed by tho howliuj ffcTittAerr. itiul tb, 4!mrrti sf nnv;U dowft beyond the aacb,arY reach-ta we that highway, aad knaw that there wilt l earthquakes that will shako the world; but tho cord will be undisturbed. Market will come nn, and fortunes will be madr and down in tba. bottom of tho sea thf r'. lout wire will carry the news to 03. For tunes will go down, and tho sijeut rkd. will bear the messago and thuA without roir: to speak, it will communicate thmdera and through, he sea, and b silcut travel, thongU fluicker than thaoght the y will como and the" fla-sh out on (ho otb,5 ko again with fresh. excitement. TV me tho funr. tions of that wire seem subliuia. Fellow-citizeni, mark the ad wnicu are 10 uo aenvea irom the connect lion qf thte cc,rttin,en.ta by thU wh o. To ma ' tue prewerament adraataijn seerc to bo thi -it is bringing nations nearer together. We annr tha best nf rnsnlta f.- !,:, .. - y . , H WU. fcUlO,-M 1 It is the separation of nations, as of JndU vidnali, that ., works mischief. , ,'i'ho silent man is nsually a man full of predjocica i uu ,ut luncuuvepuuiiii. , unnging men ic, gethor wa aot dnry rub . dow a tha. rough pornerij but we also take down the wrng ' tmprewiaus. Men that were aufiposcd, VS " wear aatauio garments and cloven hoof are, after all. fauud to be rery Hubs d,orcist from, ether people. Bringing people to gether is the way to disperse worulj of orj kind feeling. The mora intercourse nations' have with each other, the greater ia the tendency to stir tha world into habits of eartn, laus as iuey are, loinjt&er, cun. tribute to hastea tbe day of taairersa txoth erhood., . ,, ; . , But mark one tlunir : while tV:.i wire will work in the firtt insunco work tciwards monoply. In the seeend and main instance it will work toward" d'i1 nad tho com mon weal ; Tor thc.ngh tcrcliat ad pol iticians will in the first instance bo the users, yet hj tbe main the people p ill lo tha c,r;cs that will the Itctu 6,m. t it were jMissible for knowledge to be confined to a few -if it were possible fur monojoluts to lock up tbe end of this wire, ft m'ght be disastrtust the people and to, governments; but now it b ttMnleaoy to. i.mke know ledge co-extensive With tle globe, for what is known in London tu, tha morning will be known here before the morniog. Whut is spoken ft in Inndon will be known ti us at 8 according to onr timo, end the cn teprities cf all the commercial cruter-i, nrj pi lUtie&l capita'. o the world will be Known,' to ns in less than an hour's time, and w Uet' revolution shall move the till k'r: wkea thesa thrrrs befa to bi fe!r., m r.ij. haJf t a f.a'l feel the aj'p: i-i.-iisio'-in a;: t torments, i'.ia no Wv r in it own Yw that France can keep fe-tr e?crets. It !?. v.r longer in the old itnii-U Lies t b it h-:'-r kuowhtdga ca be conlined it, h H.i. hnl over tbe world. TLo (rl s :ll L.uc '.' , oa8 ear aad that tar d I a e .ej-e. rrrniNa Corn iv rur. L'ar. A '.mr r. wha had employed a, grt'.;;i rl ' ( .-. dered hi at to give the mu!j :.t i-i the ear. On h!s co:; . '";. f .: . aikcd i -Wtil, Tat, ":.! ' --i V , r-r-. T "To be .are J (.-!." ' "lio'v d.4 fi.o it?''- ear." - 'rotl;-.-v.-..cvly;:f- '; co?,:id s'ui, rr-wcr-'- i ' s . . b-- to, Ur.t c-.l' :.t t- . ia t''h ears !',..' '