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WW I I Si I .11 . A lETSr JAMES ITI.IDID1D. Inc3.oiDeiic3.eiit in ctll mines. si so X3sr advancid; VOLUME X. NO. I. ASHTABULA, 0. SATURDAY MOBNING, JANUARY 1, 1859. WHOLE NUMBER 471. TERHl or M'lWCBIPTIOB. Tw, Dollar per ". M H HIJ ' AnvrUTlMHf.. On aquae ,n square three week 1 00 oneaijuare thr iwii. 9 6" on annar l loon. 4 0 k J.... .... .r 00 Twn sonar three mf 11 60 two nnre Mil MM, A 00 err annar on yar 8 00 four nHar dm year It 00 hnir column en year 36 vn Business 'Card of wit over U lines-per year Twelve Una or lea of thto t letter make a sonar. , OhU'ivy Notice of more than Bv line, unless of general bteri ft, will be inaerted l tin Mm rata a advertising matter ' JOI1 PRINTINO of viry description "attended to on oil, In (h moot tasteful 8t PeUr'j Church, Ashtabula. TIME? OF DIVINR E!lv7cR7i DCIUNU NEXT WEEK. Sdf, being th S.vn SrxnAT aftkh CnataTVAil. I Mum lit trii .it 111 A. X. Evening Service Ml 2 P. H. T riv. lalng Hie Fkakt uk Tim Ki-irHAiiT. Morning sr , vioe at A. a. JAMES II0NNAR, B. P., Rector. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. aVAItitlKKW HANK OF ASHTABULA. - ' OFFICE HOCUS From A. M. to 12 M. and From I to I P. M. Kxrhang on New York half per cent. 470 I'ht alrlana. PARRIXOTON & MALT-. rhysicinns and Surgcnna Oltioa at tha nM itand of Ilr Fairlngtnn. a. H. rAHMINUTfllf, M. D.J D. a. IAU.I.B. Aalitahula, Jan. I, llAfl. 5TUENTISS, M. D., Moorocville, Huron onnnty. 0. ' Attortioya. ' HALL, KELLOGG, k WADE, Attorneys at Law, JafToraon, Aalitabula Onnntr, Ohio. -ISrtlcillar atten , ttoa paid M I'enaion, Boaatjr-lAnd, and fatnt ApplieaUona. Al.aaT A. Hai.i ' PmaMiitliig Attormj. AaNita Krli.oki, 4M liitrn a Waul SHERMAN k. FARMER, Coiinaeltura at fjiw, Aahtabala, Ohio. Attorwya and 4I CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney aellor at jtw, Ahtnhtilfi, OMn, and Coan 419 , MTA B. OIIAI'aMAM, Attorney at Law - it tire of the Pwc, Comnldoner of ltreda for Mieliifratt and Iowa. rliee three doom eaet ef the Tie moot Houim. Conneant, O. CHAFFEE, & WOODBURY A ttornevs. Jffarann, Aalitubula county, Obi. N. L. CHAKraa, - 410 X. B. WOODFRT. llolrla. FISK HOUSE Ashtobula, Ohio K. U, Hol- MttnoK, Pmprietor. An Omni bun mnnlng to and fit) m every train of cam. Alu, a Rood livery-nUble kept In eoDDectin witii tiiln hmine, to eonvey pni'rjrTii to any point. 470 AMERICAN Jflfi-rmn, Ohio. HOUSE Jahn Thompson ASHTABULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warm- Ington, Aalitabula, O. Itl err hantau PRENTICE. SMTTU & COMPANY, Gen- 4ral Dealera In Prorl.li.na, Produce, and ao forth, Main artnwt. Aalitabula, Ohio. 471 33. BENHAM, J r Dealer in Dry Goods, Grocc- ( rlea, Cioekery and Ulaaa Ware, and ail tlioae arllelea uaualljr found in a emnplft and wv II aiipplird eountiy storra. New Building, 3d dour auuth of the Fink House, Aalitabuia, 0. 470 lit) WARD H. ROBERTS, Dealer in Fancy and Staple D17 Oooda, Ijidlea' Cloaka, Fnni, Hkirta, Corac-ta, Cuoioe ilmeeriea, 8lieif Hardware, crockery, fce A:e. Flnk'i Bluek, Aahtabuia, 0. 41 TYLER & COLLINS, Dealers in Dry Goods, (jmcria, Cmekerr, Bonta and Hhnee, Kata, Capa, kc ice., neit door South oi Ashtabula Houte, Aahtabuia, O. 16 J. P. ROBERTSON, Dealer in DtTGoodH. Onavriea, Hardware, Crovkvry, rVovlalnna, BfKita and rihnea, aud everf ether elaaa of Oooda nauully looked for In a Firat Claaa Country rtnre. Courteay and fair dealing are the Induoeiiieuta oirered for euare ot publi lavor, Main atreet, Ashtabula Ohio JaOOI'A MORRISON. Dealer in Dry Goodn, -Uroceriea. BoiU and Bhoea. HaU and Cniia, Hardware CriKSkery, llooka, I'alnta, 1II, Ae, l'oat On.rv Buildiiir, Aaktalmla. 419 GEORGE WILLARI). Dealer in Dry Goods, Urocerira, Hats Cap, Boot and Shoe, Crockery, Olaaa war, manufacturer uf readv-mad Clothing. Alan,wlHile aula and retail dealer in Hardware, Saddlery, Nnila,lnin,Steel, Driiir. and Medieiuee. faint. Oil. Dreatuffa. 4-r Main atreet. Aahlnliula. 4111 j. G. WRIGHT, Dealer in Millinery Goods, . iV nrked Cllar and Sleeve, and Fauey Good. Meat doot to the P l.t llin.-e. 470 WELLS & FAULKNER. Wholesale and Jtetail Healer Id V'eatern Keaerre Mutter and Chee, iaried Fmit and Flour. Aalitahaula, Ohio. Order reaiert- fully aoliciled, and ailed at the Loweal cah awt 470 UeiitUlrw, G. W. FOSTER. Eclectic Phvsician and Sur - - - - geon, Genera, Ohle V B. R. BECK WITH, Surgical and Mechunioal larnllat. Colbniok. Oliio. M7 , WaitUea, Jewelry, rie. 0. A. AMSDEN. Jeweler. Renairiiiff or all kind ef Watchea, Clocka, and Jeweliy. chop, opposite the Flak llouae. Aahubiila, O. 416 A. W. STEELE. Wqtch and anrkMfcM and Dealer in Jewtlrv, Silver, and Plated Ware, Ac Mechanics' Kow, Aahtabi.la. t'lolliiliK. BRIGHAM & CO., Wholesale ami retail Dealers in Keadr Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Ii;ita, CjMM, sic Aalilubula. 419 J. A. TALOUTT, Dealer in R.'.idy Made Cloth Ing, Hats, Cap, and Furiiiahlng Good, of' nil kiuda. Opn ait the Farmers' Bank, Aahtabuia. 470 Agenta. II. FASSETT, Aitcnt Tor the Purchase. Sale, t Renting of Real Eatate, Inaura , Negotiating l.nana. Col lection of Debt. . Property sold Air Coiiuniaaion only, ud Dl sale lio charge. A sale, direct or Indirect, consti tute a enuiiulaalon. Corner Main and CeuUr street, Asht. bula, Ohio. Also, Notary Public. 470 ALEX AN DErTo ARRE'IT, Land Agendo. 60 Water street, Cleveland, 0. Lands for sale In Iowa, 1111 aola, Wisconsin, aud MiunesoU, at $i 60 per acre, aud up wards. "Jauufacturero. GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Mauuracturer of Tin. Sheet rrna and Cotiner War, and Di-eler ka Eaateni Cooking, Parlor, Box aad Stf- l(ulating, ahettt-lron Mtovea. Iron Puuiia, ehaln puuipa, lead pip, abetd Irvu, alieet lead, sheet alnc, sheet eoniier, ahet bra a, tin plate rcelalu kettle, dairy kettle. Raatern plow. eulUvwtora and most oth er kinds of avruilug uteuila. lao, sole Agent lor Oj sal Utewait's Celebrated Air Tight Summer and Winter Cook ing Stove, for theCouutr of Aahtabuia, Aahubiila, Ohio.4lt It TOWER & SON, Maebiniuta builder tatinnary and Portable Steam Engine. Saw, and othar taill Work, and Jobbing and Keiurin done to order, eo hort Dutlee, and la a woraiuaa-Uke muur, south Main at. Ashtabula. 410 Q. 0. CULLEY, Manufacturer of Lath, Siding Cheee Holes, kt Planing and Matching and Hcrowl (awing done ou the snorteel nolle. Huop bouta side ol the Methiauatt'hareh, AhUlila, Utile. A. 8. ABBOTT, Lumber Dressor, and Maou- FujiIiiii. and I'ircuUur rjawiug doue to order, atala street, suitunar of and Dealer in mangle. Lata, reno tituti. lie. c earlower' Maehlu ahop; Aaiilabula. eioi St a CROSBY. Iron Founder, and manu facturer and Dealo tm Plowa. Plow Castings, Mill Cast ings,. Moat deeeriptlou ol louadry Vi urkdoo to order - Aahtabuia OlsloA " ' ' - ' 4- W. V; MITH, Manufacturer of Sole. Up per and llaruea lelhar, us Denier in- French Calf, and Lining ha ma. Cash pid (or Hide and Skiae 41U Maateal- G FORGE II A IX, Dealer in Piano Fortea, and Meloueon. Piano stools. Cover, Instruction Books, Depot eon-er Mala and Centre SUeela, rear el II. k'easest'a OAce, Ashtabula., rate advertlsementi 416 J. K. CHAPMAN, Dealer in Mnsicnl Merchan- die. Book, Fin Stationery. Toveaial Faaey Article, hi Beiaar and l'urioity store, M aW south ef the Bank, Mala street, Aahtabuia. 470 . furniture. tUCRO ft BROTHERS. Mnqfucturera of Dealer !n Furniture of 'li. best dsritl6us, and vry re , ri.'y. Ala general I'ndertaksra, and mauufaeturers of Cof tea to order, Mala Ueet, Hiuii l VouUi PuW Buuar,' A ah Wool. 41tf sUNUSL-BA VAGE, Furniture Beater aud Man- Shuxurer, steam aUbll.hniani, KurtM Mala skrtwt, sjeat ta ef Or, f arrlogtoa k aU, AaVtaAuiVv, 0, 418 Engineering V I.aii) arr-TltB". G. B. HOLBBOOK, Practical Eaat Ashtahnla, Ohki . Surveyor, 40 Boota aud Mi or a. D. PHILLIPS, Boot and 8ho Store, Fisk'a Block, Sign or M Big Boot, Aahtabala, O. 470 Mined lanevna. M. O. DICK, Bookseller, Stationer and News lealr. A Inn, Dealer In Sheet-Music, Toys, and General VeiH-ty Oooda, Main atieet, Aahtabuia, Ohio. 407 BUILD Kit! LEWIS A TmSTLK. Carpe n- ter end Jninera, emwnt vrjr diaeriptlon of work In tli bl l.tl il tj( iiioliiii. MH'i'in Waul llllnd Fao tirT, AfthtabiilA, (rhre lhy hnHj aid of Mai'liinory, in fariiiating thlr nroVra. with a IHinfeia I'lalrwr kn truing- up and bringing tlwlr work to a thicki. . NOK'1118 IMiotopioph and Fine Art Unlli ry, No. 7 Kupprior Mrrt, ( lwlni,d, OhM. I ll and ( ahlnrt Hat ri.oK-iji ai l., dim;l on antaaa en mod ljr Alolruil'mr, Main I'lKiUigiai li Amlrnlj , and Hlll.ftV, all lak n in a aty I lut to b auqaM-d. fiiat Frvttthim awanlvd at Hi I'hlo aiKl N. V. Hal aiia, lor Hi Ik i fildtir. M. b. Mctutea taken equally well in Htmdy aa titar wt-a Ur. 47 TKLEGRAPH OFFICE Weetern Union is nmrnvtMl to th Drug Htme of A. H. tstwkwell, eirnr Main Mid (ntr thrv door noutb of lUk Hoa. M. AU.KN, MnKer. 4T SFKNCKIUAN WIUTINU, A new nbett -totaI kIka of ry orivci tid l4ilrmH0 Exrcine emhfriclnff Itoth ftanttiAM and ladlM Htyliv junt Tinb ItuhfKi. tiic-Ktmd?. from 1I iNt9, and twnt liy nutil for S6 nt. Price or the Whole I.oo Par Hrplein to on ad driw poit iald, 41 So. 17 More Keally wOod Writen bv oiiKlnnled In thi. Hrtiin titan In all other. Ad-lrew P. K. H1'K, KH, Oeneva, Ahtnbola Co. O, A. RAYMOND, Dealer in Fruit and Orna mental Tree. Shrubbery, Ac, TenSeld, Monroe County, N. York. Orderaaolldted. W. R. ALLEN. Book Binder Books and Magazine bound In any style desired. Blank book mad and rnkrdto order. Jelhiraon, O. 470 II. A. MARSH. Successor to E. Howell.) Dagnerreotrpe and Ambrotype Artist. Alan, K. Howell's new Papertrpe, recently Patented. lAjeket nd Mineature Mns filled at reaaonable rate. Picture taken on patent leather, ir deal red. tT Hootna, frrat building south of th Bank, Main street, Aahtabola, Ohio. WILLARD & REEVES, Dealers in Italian and Kutland Marble, Orare Stones, Monument, Table Tops, leu, Aahrhulw ' A L. THURSTON, Cartman, has taken th Eatahllahmmt of David Cam, and will glee his attention to Draying to and from too Depot, and aboat Ore , eiiisge. a.htahi "a, April is67. 16 EMORY LUCK, Dealer in Sweet Potato, and nthr Eartv Mania and VfiretahlM. tabula, Ohio. Also, net. 11 us rmerred rrulla. Tomato, c at jiau 436 STANTON 4 BROTHER Literv and Sale Stable, In connection with the Flak llouae, Aahtabuia, Ohio An Oronlhua Kunning to and from every Train of Cat. Hnree aud Carriage to convey paenrera to any part of the Country. Charge Honhle. LIME. We ahall sell Lime at the Harhor for the rear of 158, at 18 cent per hoahel, and at th Depot at 30. HUMPHRY k HI1.1- 470 Commlaaloii Itlrrrhaiita. IIALL SEYMOUR, Forwardingand Com- miaaion Merchant, and dealera In Salt, Flour, Flah, Phutler, Water Lime, Ac. Alan, CoiaRilaaioo Dealers lii Lumber and Stare. Aalitabula Harbor, Ohio. 470 Ashtabula P. O. Cloalim of Walls. 130ST OFFICE NOTICE. The Mail JL going Eaat will close at 1 o'clock and 30 ndnntea, p. a., and mail Weal will elor at 4 o clock and iWI minute, r. a., th Southern Mail close at 6 . a , and the mall to JeHereonat 6 en. KeUoggavlile nmll via Plymouth, Friday, at 6 30, a. a. OtHce open daily from J A. atto 8 r. at. on week day, and on Sundara. from 12 M. to I r. at. onUI further notice. Aahtabuia, May 10th, 18AH. K. P. HOOT, r. al. On and after Monday Nov. 2, 1858. CLEVELAND AND ERIE R. ROAD. Leaving Ashtabula—GOING EAST. Day Freight No. 1 leaves at 12 68 r H Day Freight No. i " 127r Hail -t r Accommodation " 7 37 P M Nl-.'ht Freight " n' Stock Expreaa. Niarht Kxpreae 1 40 p H 11 07 P M Mali train will atop at all stations except WlcklilTe, Terry, Uuionville, and Saybrook. Night Erpreas will stop at Pulneavllle, Aahtabuia, Conneaut and Gtrard only. Accomodation Train East, will atop at all ftatloua. Leaving Ashtabula—GOING WEST. DayEvpreas Day Frei.-ht-Nn. 1 . Dav Freight No. 2 " . Mail " . Niirht Freight " . , . 8 42 A M . .10 66 a a .11 OH A M . . 6 -20 r , ..11 07 F.mirrant " 1 12 A Expres Freight " 140AM MAIL train will atop at all Stations except Sayarook, U ntonville. Perry, Mentor and U irklille. ' Dav Express Went will atop at Olrard. Conneaut, Klngavllle, Aahtabuia, Geneva, Madlaon, I'aineavll'e, Wllloughby and Ei.ciid. and will stop to leave paaerngera, end en aiguaL to take aaeengers, at tfeybrook, I nionville, 1'errr, Meutor and Wlcklille. . A. C. HUBB.IKO, station Agent Our Idol. Close the door lijrh'ly, Bridle the breath, Our little earth autre! Is talking with death; Gently he woos her. She wishes lo stay, II is arms are about her He bears her awuy. Music comes floating Down on the dome; Anirels are chanting The iweet welcome home. Come, stricken weeper, Comt) lo the bed, Gaze on the sleeper. Our idol is dead I Smooth out the ringlets, Close the blue eye No wonder such beauty Was claimed in the sky; Cross the bands gently O'er its white breast, So like a wild spirit v' Strayed from the blest; Bear her out softly, This idol of oura, Let ber grave ilutnbera Be 'mid the sweet flowers. THE FOUR SISTERS: A Tale of Social and Domestic Life in Sweden. BY FREDERICKA BREMER—TRANSLATED BY MARY HOWITT. Dedicated to the Memory of A. J. Downing. . at " 'The woman must regenerate as social ly,' was a favorite saying of yours, my triend, saying precious to me ag coming from spirit so just, ao observing, and d in criminating as your's; and it seemed to me to express a reeling inherent, - though ouly half coiibcious, in the people of your couu- try the great New World, the land of promise aud uf dope to million! of hearts in Europe. 'It also corresponded deeply to the faith of my own heart. But if womau shuH Ire able to accomplish the great work which we believe intrusted to ber 1y the great Author ef life, our law's and customs, in stitutions and eduoatiun,' Must not counter act the Qornlai' development of her noblest faculties', of ber will aud aspirations ; they tuuht rather be to her the very toil and suu iu which the tree of ber life ran grow, and develop ita brauefbea, and bear ita fruits, in full correspondence to its inward essence. Yon will certainly assent to this, my friend, I you, whose skillful band loved to raise plants o' every kuid ao as to propitiate their full growth and God-given beauty or grace But is it so with regard to human itlstii utknr for the growth of woman's mind, und the full development of her God given gifts 'You kcow, v-j friend, that it la not to; - you obscrvrd it alrpady on parth, nrtd mnut know it bitter atill in that blewicd nocipty where men and women commune ns nnfrels More the face or God. Kven in your native lund, w hfch a friend and countryman of mine calls 'The protnisetl land of woman, and of the child,' and where the women are indulfred and left fancy-free certuinly more than in any other country on earth, it is not so. There, eren there, indulgence haa not yet become justice, and the love for women not revereuce to her mission, so as to command a training for her mind, and opportunities for its development cor res pond inir to that mission training and opportunities which alone can make her acquire her full worth, Nor has she yet been propitiated o far in auy country 011 earth, though superior nn-1 tuits have, in almost all countries, shown the worth and influence she is capable of. 'Of her situation in my own land, with releience to our laws and social customs, I huve drawn a nictnre in the wm k nnder the nume of The Four Sisters,' and which I deUicate to you; then br men such as you, and to you congenial, i should wish my work to be judged. Its bitter parts must be excused on the score of bitter pain, not of a selfish kind. The patriarchal bonds which keep back the growth of woman's mind and social life in Sweden, and which sometimes amount to the most crushing ty- J have shadowed forth in these pages, often with a heavy heart. But I have done it for love for the mor- al growth and worth of my people, in strong faith and hope that when its noble spirit came to look facts in the face, and knew the sufleiing ud debasement, or the bitterness of spirit orisin from thin state of t nines, it will rise and carry out. In the liberation of wojiian, the noble motto of our present king. 'Truth and Justice.' 'Afv IMOIiIh was lha lirel amnnir lha Sana. ,. J. ' . ... . i tliiMiviuu nations to lilierate its slaves, when the bieshtd . voice of the Redeemer was heard in the North, proclaimm? the broth erhood of all men and the freedom in the father, God. Certainly, it cannot long be oue of the last to liberate the loving com panion of man, unman, from a state of tutelage and bondage, which other Chris tian countries have already shaken off for her. More thun this liberation I do not at present hope for. But when the day will come, when the' sons of the earth will bet ter know their true welfare, they will give much more still to her who is to be the Mother oiid first teacher ; in fact the in- spiling Egeriu of the future generations, the coming Man 1 From your heavenly home, my friend, methiuks I see you smiling down, 'Ameii.', 'Since we pnrted on American shores, ttie homes of my country have drawn near er to those of your land in sympathy and love, their noble hearts, their beautiful life; aud I am happy 10 know that I have some part in this, though only ns the well who give buck the images of the flowers and stars looking down in her mirror. 'Your noblest poets end prose-writer begun to be translated in my native totiirtie. "Uncle Tom's Cabin has been read passion ately by rich and poor, in the palaces ami cubiiis of my land; Longfellow's poems are translated by a graceful Swedish muse; and Washington Irviug's 'Wjlfert's Roost' is uow read in our daily papers throughout the land, with that peculiar pleasure and charm awakened by this delightful writer T-ever young, ever pure, writing as no oth er, romantic interest with classieal purity and elegance, beloved by all classes, read in all lauds. 'Even your books, my friend, are spread ing iu my country, and ore this moment helping my brother-in-law to build a house and pluul a garden for bis Summer resi dence. 'At my parting with yon, I promised to give the right of publication in America of a work of mine to a friend of yours, whose generous spirit even I had learned to know and to appreciate. In now givinir my 'Four S a its' in the hnads of the puMisher, I am coin-clous that 1 intrust to him the work, which, of all my writings, has the deejiesi root in my own life and conscious ue8 a work which sacred duty command ed me lo write. Aud I am happy to fulfill my engagements to him and a wish of yours. "FREDRIKA BREMER." AN EVENING PARTY. 'Nowhere,' says the proverb, 'do things happen more oddlv than in this world.' And nowhere In the world did thing hap pen more oddly thun ou a certain evening iu our good town of Kuugskoping ; lor there was a great party therej and people were heard talking in this style : 'Now, ladies aud gentlemen, we must set to aud arrange everything 1 Every group in order 1 Camellias, miguontates, and roses, you all stand in tbut comer ; good fairies and hobgoblins in the opposite one. Gods and godesses, stautf forward Olym pus to the right, Valhalla to the . left 1 Jupiter, Colonel Jupiter, where is he? 'l'ou my houor, standing and shaking hands with Odin. Colonel Jupiter, do you bear W hat have you to do with Valhalla ? You belong io tho Olympian division. Mrs. i'rigga, be ao good aa to take ehaige Odm aud his people. We roust keep order in the world.' 'es, certainly; only don't forget Odin must duuets with Juuo, and I Jupiter.' 'Of course, in the grand Polonaise. that with But now every one must go to his own post. Colonel Jupiierbe so good and stand here bedide your worthy offspring, Mars and Vulcan, Apollo and Bacchus General Odin, march forward 1 if I may be so bold.- Lieutenant Tlior superb f Asses sor Balder' very eood I Mi Iduna be so obliging 1 Ironmaster the deuce is he gone to f Ha I ha I he stands bowing to the graces of Olympus. Bo you bear, my good sir, leave all that till the great polska. Your place for the pre-, sent, ia in Vatliutki, and ou this side. The Pares here; tbe Nomor there; that is it should be. Oood fairies and goblins, let me see you in your own region T No de serters now. . It is enough to turn onfe's head. Apropos of bead, where have we Mimer's head T Where can we get a' Mi mer V . , 'Professor Methodius J . , , 'Our oue-eyod uucle I Splendid." But where la be?', . There 1 standing with his forefiager bis nooe, demonstrating his system to the Countess P. lie is, no doubt, at this' iflb- Brage i ! creation. Imagine then, my gracious Coun- tess, a movement yes, just a movement, os immense miias of meal 'porridge, which fill.-i all space; and the whole of this mu moves aud moves and seethes, jnst as one sees porridge heaving and seething in a big pot. But through all this heaving and '"is selling, the grains (e atoms, as the learned call them, but we will express our runny, in popular manner) collect or muss , themselves together into small lumps and clumps, and these again lump themselves together into still larger aod4urger lumps and masses and 80 it goes on till -till at 'a1 a" the poridge-graina have adhered in one great lump or mass, which we call the earth. Now it is ready; now there it lies, ? a to ment amid the creation of the worId. I , CHn see it in his face.' ! And that was true enough. The Pro- tailed Methodins, was really Hand- ing before the Conntess P., and replying to her pome hat mischievous inquiry of 'llow the system was going on I' 'Thank you for the inquiry; oh yes, it rocks to and fro like the seamen aground in his vessel.' And the Professor laughed heartily at his own conceit. The fact is, that as yet I cannot get it rightly in order, Cannot set it to work, as they say. Never- thcless I have got part way. And if one is only snre of the foundation, one may feel quite safe in building np the house and put- ting the roof on. In the same way, if one improve the state of the world one niust know something a boat the beginning of the world, and therefore must legin at the beginning or the world. One must go methodically to work. Suppose now that we imagine the beginning. I mean the like a great ball, and now it gets a good sound blow or bang on ita side, which sends it spinning round and ronnd into infinite space, till ' - 'But, my dear.Professor, who gave it the blow?' inquired the Countess. 'Blow here and bang there r exclaimed Major von Post, the lively maitre da plai- tirs of both the town and the present com pany, interrupting at this point the history of creation; 'pardon, good uncle, but since yon helped our Lord in the creation of the world, be so good as to help ns a little iu bringing our Valhalla into order, aud lend us your head for Mimer's head.' The good Professor seemed at the first moment somewhat confounded by this un expected proposal, but immediately replied with a good-tempered smile : 'Most willingly, if I can. only be nre about what is going to happen to my head. For as I remember, Mimer's head had to undergo some extraordinary operations, such as being cut off, being boiled, and ' 'Ah, dear papa, there is no danger. I II be answerable for your head,' interrupted, laiigliing, an elegantly attired lady, over whose full, but still yonthfnl contenance, such a sunshine of joy and kindness was I .Bused, that it seemed as though it could never have any wrinkles; and while Minimi Svnuberg endeavored with her white and oft hand to smoothe down the Professor' disorderly gray-streaked locks, she contin ued : 'we assume hero many dissimilar diapes, but always remain ourselves never theless. 'I am going to be one after anoth er, first a witcli, then a goddess, and lastly Pax Domestica, with a whole train of sweeping-brooms and dust-pans ; papa, be a splendid Mimer I' H ell, just aj you like, my dear Mimmi ; but ' 'Everybody most come ; one go after another. Let. us begin, let us begin, ladies and gentlemen, or we s!wll never be ready!' exclaimed the Major. 'One moment; just one moment more, my dear Major,' besought the lady of the house; 'let ns first have tea. It is just ready. And everything will go on with much more spirit when people have had some refreshment.' W e hope that by this time we have cor rected the suspicion which our readers at the beginning might have entertained, name ly, that they were in a company of fools. They are now aware most likely that they are in company with very rational people, assembled to amuse themselves with a mer ry scheme. The company have this evening met in Merchant Dnfva's largo drawing room, for the rehearsal of a great fancy- ball, which was to take place a few days later in the splendid new Assembly Rooms of the town, and which wus to be the crown inir festivity of all the festive occasions of the present Wiu:er ; 'altogether most ex qnisitely. most divinely amusing,' said the young girls. People had enjoyed this Winter many public festivities in the good town ot Ivuugs koping, which, although not properly he- liiniriiiir to the small towns, yet. neverthe less, under ordinary circumstances, partlci 1 pa ted in the ordinary mode of life peculiar 1 C If t . L- L 1. . I J to small Dweuisn towns, which uas oeeu tie scribed by a lady residing iu a small town as follows : 'One dav ia so terribly like another that people doot know how to dis tinguish one from another.'. For this rea son many an inhabitant of a little town, that be may not drop fast asleep from sheer weariness, eotleuvors to keep himself awake by driuking punch, playing at cards, and many other such pastimes, which have the result of making the purse light, and the heart ueavy. The ladies again, when they do not partake of the gentleman's pastime which sometimes happens generally en deavor to am use them elves with coffee-parties, novel-reading, and petty scandal, by way of a little spice to tbe thin, spiritual soup of daily life. And this especially du ring our long northern Winters. But this Winter iu Kunsk oping formed a brilliaut exception to ordinary Winters. The rail road, which was being laid down just out side the town, had brought to its social cir- whet!cleB a number of young engineers, for the i most part lively and intelligent men, who bad giveii a liew spring to tiers pleasure, and people bad especially afforded them' op- porifUnMies i or eeeenui exercise at tneir balls,' and their cappers,' which' bul takeu too character of balls. lu short, nobody could remember there ever having beeu so gay & Winter before at luhgkoping. ., people talked also about three marriage engagements whtcn were on foot, besides oue which was a' settled thing. .This last was. between the eldest daughter of the house where the company wore now assem bled, and the rich ironmaster, Tackjern, , ' very good match,' said everybody because Eva Dufva would, have her o u house, ber owu carriage to aay( nothing of, Ijaviujr' si very respectable man for bbr husband! Kva Dufva, howerer, looked pale, and not ery happy. Bat she was one of mony nisters of a family not rich, thongh tolera fessor, bly well to do and they all, parents and nisiers, had been delighted with this wealthy offer. She would he able to make them all bnppy; could invite her parents to dinner, nd her sisters out into the country to visit at her country-house. Eva Dufva said yes 'o the iron-master Tackjern, who offered Iter all this. The wedding was therefore to take place in May, npon the silver wedding- day of her parents, and the golden wed- ditigdy of the old grand pnrents; and in preparation for this trreat occasion Mr. Al- derman Dufva repaired, added to, and put In order his hoose, and the approaching three-fold marriage festival cheered the house and the minds of all with every kind of hoppy preparation. Mrs. Dufva her- self, a handsome woman, who loved to do everything on a magnificent scalo, appeared to be the moving soul in everything, arrang ing and determining all with the ntmost pleasure; only now end then she cast a stolen and troubled glance at the pale and grave bride elect, her daughter. But thought she to herself, 'when she Is mar ried, aud sees herself possesssed of every thing so splendid and good, then ' And so- thinks many a mother Now whilst tea and other refreshments are carried round, aud the god8 and god desses, good fairies and goblins-, seat them selves in window-nooks and at little tables, and enjoy themselves and talk together, we will avail ourselves of the opportunity to become wore intimately acquainted with some persons and groups of the party, and listen to the conversation which is going on amongst them. We will first approach a married couple. who look particularly comfortable, because we love comfortable people and married couples, and we can see plainly enough that they are such; that little clergyman, with his somewhat undersized firrure: his broad chest, bis almost child like sound, and open countenance, and that little lady whose ap pearance gives us a foreknowledge that she nr.ites in ber own person both Mary and Martha, and who now, laying her hand so confidentially on the pastor's shoulder, says in a low voice : Now, my little old man I Now I think it is a good opportunity for you to bring forward your proposal.' - 'Now? How so 1' sighed the little pas tor, with a comic expression of terror, 'my dear little old woman, let me strengthen myself first; let me get a little power aud courage by the help of this good tea, and these good biscuits, aud and a little glass of rum ! Do yon see this is a sub ject which it is not so e tsy to introduce. Do you see Here comes Mimmi Svanberg; only don't talk about that proposal. Sit down and drink tea with u. What would you like ? what would you have ? A pair of old boots? I wonld very willingly keep them for myself Mother don't you forget that Mimmi is to have my old boots nota btmoy I must wear them out first.' 'Ah, what is It that you good people are laughing at?' asked a lady with singular ly dark and mournful physiogaomy, as she advanced tawatd the trio. This was the widow Ulrika Uggla. Mrs Uggla and Mimmi Svanberg are the greatest contrasts in the world. The latter smiles, and is always endeavoring to make life more easy for herself and others; the former sighs over everything, and sees everywhere ouly that which is painful and unsightly.' 'I do not know,' continned she, 'how people can be so merry when there is so much sorrow and vexation in the world.' ' For that very reason,' replied Mimmi Svanberg, ' one must endeavor to make it more cheerful. Besides, there is also a great deal which is very good, and which makes one very happy.' ' Yes, so it seems to you; but to those who think a little more seriously on things in general in this very house, for instance it seem to me that all this joy is really sorrow io disguise.' ' Iu this house! But whore, in all the world, can one find a more comfortable home a more agreeable family a more beautiful understanding between parents and children more amiable young girls?' ' Yes, those seven Miss Dufvas! it is really a cheerful prospect to have so many girls; poor girls to be got rid of; what is to become of them all? 'Oh, time enough for that yet; such nice girls as they are. Besides, one of them is already engaged.' 'Yes. but how does she look? As if she were ready to make away with herself. Nothing but sorrow will come out of that marriage, that I can foresee; and all the other girls they will, all of them, be like sugerfluous cards.' 'There are no longer any such cards in the world,' said Mimmi Svanberg, laugh ing; ' now-a-days all people are needed for the well-being of the public, and may each one take bis proper place and help the oth ers in private or public societies.' 'Pshal with your public societies; they are the most troublesome things that I know, aud, if I have my will, Ingelorg hall have nothing to do with them. They are all downright nonesense, and good-for-nothing schemes. Girls can make fools enough of themselves in the world without adding these public societies to their folly!' Mrs. Uggla's dolutul countcnauce, and mode of expressing herself, seemed so ab surd to Mimini Svanberg, that she' burst into an uncontrolable fit of laughter; the clergyman, however, took np the subject mora ewrrtwady, and replied. ' I do not thiuk so. If girls make fools of themselves iu the world, it is their own fault ami (be fault of their toothers. Would to Ood that I bad twice as many duuvh ters as Mrs. Dufva; 1 should find ways aud means and employment tor them all, partly ( Borne aud partly frota1 borne precisely iu tome of those excellent societies for tue well being of the community, which offer to all ami erery oiie' an opportunity of be ing useful.' and gerviok our f.ord, each Cue according to his seVero! taleuts and turn of mind'.' ... 'It ia all talk!' said Mrs. Uggla, with an anirry exoressiou;" girl oiigbl ,to get war ried and have her owu family and domestic affairs to look after. . A,ud that Ingeborg might have had, if she hud not iu ber youth been a romantic simpleton, and refused a good offer, merely because she was not ia love' with' tae'tuiiu.1 'For thtv'l' reason aha now sits there like a piece of furniture, and is red-nosed, and old, and never will be anything but an old maid It is altogeth er nothing but stupidity and vexation.' She, of whom these hard words were spoken, was a young woman of ahont thir ty, or somewhat more, and whose appear ance and manner betrayed a painful con sciousness of a youth which was passed, a a restless endeavor still to retain it. She had handsome teeth, and therefore she often-! imcs smiled, although her smile was deficient in gladness, while her dress was more youthrnl than became her age and ap pearance. Wrhen her mother's restless aud gloomy eye was fixed npon her, sho might especially be seen to assu ine a gayety and liveliness which evidently did not proceed from the heart. Hence it followed that she appeared effected, and was considered to be so. Mimmi Sva iber, who nnderstood and valued Ingeborg Uggla belter than her splenetic mother did, said: ' Ingeborg is not a common character, and may yet marry well if she likes. In the meantime I think that she showed her good taste, and her noble, right feeling, by remaining rather in ber mother's house than marry a man whom she could not like.' With these words Mimmi Svanberg, as if afraid of further contention on the subject, rose np to speak with some other per sons in the room, calling forth, for the most part, wherever she came, cheerful conversa tion end laughter. We will now listen to what that gronp of young men are saying, A. 'It is dreadfully slow here. There won't be a single card-table this evening. B 'U doubt it. Let's make the best of a bad business. I'll go and talk with the ladies.' A. 'The deuce yon will! It is snch hard work making polite speeches. No, I'll be off to my club, smoke a cigar and have a bowl of punch, which you're very welcome to empty with me.' B. 'Not a bad idea; but I'll just have a little talk first with little Miss D. She is a very uice little girl, aud is said to have in expectation her fifty thousand banko.' C. 'Introduce me to her, my good fel low! Be so good to introduce me; but stay, tell me first, for I am only just come to this place, which are the richest girls here th's evening.' B. ' I cau't exactly say not precisely; let's look round. First, there are the young ladies of the house; my frieud Yon Tack jern is betrothed to oue of them, but the other six or seven are yet to be bad.' C. Tbe sweet little doves! but are they worth anything! you understand mer B 'Not much to speak of, I fancy, ex cept handsome feathers a good outfit.' C Well, we'll let them fly. There ere two very pretty girls sitting there, as much alike as if they were sisters.' B. 'The Miss Roses; the Roses, as they are generally culled; most charming girls; they are very accomplished ' C. ' Yes, but have they any money as welir B. 'They hare nothiaj bot hearts and roses.' C. ' Well, we'll leave them sitting there then. Now let's go on iu the fair.' B. 'Besides them sits Miss Uggla; not exa tly poor, and nt er a' n'c'sh sa t o" girl; but 6he's getting old uow; has been at balls for I don't know how niauy years, so that she is quite faded passee.' C. 'Pass her by then and go to some body else. Who is that who sits beside her, dressed in black? she has a fine figure but she looks io cursedly positive.' B. ' Be on your guard against her, for she has a sharp tongue 1 She is neverthe less worth her twenty thousand banko.thut is to say, when papa, old Falk, is dead; because, so long as he is alive, be won't part with a single stiver.that's a certainty.' C. Twenty thousand bauko! nay, that is too low a figure for me to pot myself under the petticoat government of such ruler. Such bouddge as that must be pret ty well gilded.' B. ' Here comes the bridegroom elect, the future son-in-law of the honse, my friend Von Tackjern, a rich and capital fellow coming to speak to me.' C. 'Introduce me to him, my good fel low; I am only just come to the place, and should like to become acquainted with the respectable' The introduction took place. Mr. You Tackjern was a formal substantial gentle man, who liked evidently that people should bow down before him, but was very nineh inclined to bow to others. He looked as if an iron poker were run through him fro' head to foot. To the congratulations of his friend on his betrothal with so amiable a young lady, he replied boldly: she is a good girl, and will, I nope, be an excellent wife, and make me happy. look for the reality in happiness as well as in life.' B. 'A very right and prudent way thinking; it would be well if every one thought as rationally.' Von Tackjern. 'Yes, people would ren der themselves and their country bvtter service in that way than by giving them selves up to every kind of fantastic "and philanthropic whim. That philanthropy, with all Us societies aud collections, it to tally ruins B 'Don't speak so loud, for here comes a lady rery formidable on this score, one of our fellow citizcnesses 4 Say formidable, because sho is irresisti ble by btY good heart aud ber good temp er, this tutelar saiut of tbe poor,' said young nran who stood near the speakers, 'and one cannot possibly say no to any thing which she desires,' 'ft is owe of my principles never to put my name down to any subscriptions,' said Von Tackjern, aud buttoned np his coat. 'And it is one of mine always to do so,' aid the former speaker, 'when they ar promoted by per.on whom I know to really tbe frieuds of the poor, as is the case with my eousin Muurui fcvanberg.' -Mimini Svanberg came up to the lost speaker at this very moment and asked a merry and low voice: ' My good' Yngve, your father was warm friend of bis couutry, and yon are his worthy son, and yon have no doubt an old pair of boots! I want a pair this week. They shall stan J before your door to morrow moruimr. mv deaf cousin: because I if. I haveuot any, tome of m friend a I of a iu a which will be qnite at yonr service. Who old legs are you going to mnke Imppy ith them? though it is all one to me. But ild yon not want two pair? Go and atk our rich ironmaster hero' ' No, thank you J I shall take enre not to do so. 1 know to whom I go. Thank yon dear Yngve. But I have not done with you yet; I want to turn this evening to good account; and you must help me to do so. I want the price, of tho tickets to bo applied to the benefit of our infant chool. Cannot you propose it, Yngve? We must speak to our good pastor about it and en deavor lo interest Mrs. Tnpplamlcr in tho subject. Where is she ?' Mrs. Tnpplander safe in tho middle of tho sofa, glittering in full feather and pomp ' of attire, cn'hroned like a queen, or ntth-' cr as one who would enact the qneen. Mrs; Tupplander would in fact be very willingly queen-regent of the town, the greatest chicken in the hen-coop, as the saying is, , tho first lady in company, and as yet no ' one has contested the place with he, b- came s io is a rich wniow, who gives liber al alrat, and extremely good dinners, to which her housekeeping companion, a lady' of good family, the Honorable Miss Krasb- ' jorn, greatly contributes. Miss Krusbjorn has a gonius in this line, and manages Mrs. r Tupplander's house both in a clever and splendid manner, which is precisely accord- ing to Mrs. Tupplander's -notion. ' Mrs. Tupplander and Miss Krusbjorn divide the . rule of the family, as in a constitutional ! government, iuto the npper and lower.' house; but io case of difference of opinion, ' which frequently occurs, the" lower house generally carries ita own poiut. Mrs Tup-' plander. bears the name, but Miss Krusb-- jorn has the power. Yet Mrs.: Tupplan-; der and Miss Krusbjorn could not live, without each other. But enough for tho , present about these ladies. . t -t "Mimini Svanberg, who saw the weak- (. nesses of her fellow creatures, and ' smiled at them rather than let thern annoy her, . wns nevertheless sometimes -annoyed by. ' Mrs. Tupplander, though she always kept np a good understanding with her for the-; sake of her neighbors; and therefore ' she. r listened with great patience to the descrip- -tion of a dinner which Mrs. Tupplander--was about to give, and of all the delicate . : dishes and wines, the whole sprinkled with ' the pra'sas of Miss Krusbjorn and her tal-r ents. When, however, Mrs. Tappldndef approached the end of her dinner details ' Mimmi Svanberg attacked her, on her. .weak side, as the friend and patroness .. of the '-' poor, and obtained the promise, fcj. her help- on behalf of a needy family, as well as, her, -advocacy and co-operation in a plan which, would be brought forward that .very eve-. t ning. In this way, compelled to a certain , degree, Mrs. Tupplande'r gave her. consent, '. but added with a little pepper as it were on the tip of her tongue:' .-, ' .. . I cannot for nry part imagine, dear Mimmi, how you cart nndertake and have r " so many things oil band at once; your fatb- er, on the coutrory.ncver seems to be ready., , with any thing. which he is about.V - , "The reason is,' replied Mimmi gaily,, - because papa lives for eternity and I mere ly for the moment.' ,. . ' '' Mimmi Svanberg hud in fitct, a raode of 1 speaking and acting very much nnlike that. 1 of her father. It might at tbe firs glance ' appear to be of that kind which mny la- dies are well versed in, and which may bo 1 called the handover-head method. But if all those who made nse of this method were., guided by so good a heart aud so clear a a. understanding as Mimmi Svanberg, then they would, in their hand-over-head pro-, " ceedings, always manage to say- and to' do ? the very wisest and best things. .- ' As a matter of course Mimini Svanberg, -with these warm impulses and this disposi-, -tion, was a favorite in the town, both with '. rich and poor, nor would it amaze any one : to find that she had a great number of unc les and aunts, above forty cousins, and art . almost incalculable number of good friends and acquaintances who looked up to her for -couusel and help in joy as well as in sorrow. Much more amazing was it to many people, and to myself among the rest, that Mimmi Svanberg, warm-hearted, universally belov ed, and good-looking, should not huvo fixed her heart steadfastly npon some one.iustead of moving about in an element of human love aad bo; elcence, like a bird in the air or a fish in tho water, finding enough for herself there without desiring anything be- " sides. Torhaps there might lie behind " some concealed came, which we may discover on some future day. We will now accompany her light step to a group of ladies, to whom we, a few moments ago, saw the eyes of two gentle- men directed, assaviiiir their worth. It ,', was thus that some youilg girls talked of the party at which they were assembled. ' 4 Ah, how gay it will be here 1 Q lite '; charmingly gay. But don't yoirthink that ' tho bride elect looks very grave, and her ; lover very stupid?' - , i . , - ' Yes; this match is, on her side, a mere , money match. There wus another whom , she liked much better;' but Von. Tackjern , is rich, and she has accepted him to please her family.' Poor girl t ' If I had been in ber ease, ' I would have had Lieutenant -M. He ia -1 so handsome and so agreeable.' 11 4 Excepting when he is a little tipsy, which be is sometimes.' 4 Oh, but tbeu he is se very charming to ladies. He is so. very nice! It really be- , comes him to bty a little 'half-seas ever.' ' ; 'I would not thunk you for a husband V half seas oyer, let him be ever so charming. '. No, much rather Voa Tackjern for tue; less ' charming but more sober. That w ill eer taiuly be no fife half seas over, but neither 1 will there be any ruin. I kuow uothiug in -the werld worse than ruin.' .', There are in the world many kind of ruin. But what docs Ilertha say about it?', The young lady uow appealed to was Ibe , same that we heard spoken of before, 'with. tbe fine fignre, who locked so dcuccdly. pos itive.' A remarkably noble person aul rich galdeu buir were ia fact, the Obry thing- which agreeably distiugiiibcd ber. A . cloud seemed to envelope ber whole heb'r". -and gave at" sort of cloudy ai.d oupleaiitut. , iair to her otherwise, regulur features. ,' She sat silent and different, bnmovallt alum-it as a statute, and apparently I, ft !-. If roses bad ever bloomed upon her .-(.- - t , they bad already 'faded, togetl.er with tl epriug-tiiue ot youth j agry mouvtcijwui See fourth page.