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VOLUME XL NO. 31.
AUGUST 4, I860.
WHOM NUMBER 551.
, TERM UF StllSCIUPTIOJ..
Two Dollars .r annum. If rld strictly In advance $1 M.
'Tine square one wer-k t Mi Two wiuare. three moi. $ J 60
. ,OnS square three weeaa 1 00 two .nusre. .If mo. i (10
one .nuare three mos. Ml two .oneres one year S 00
llmmil 4 00 four ...ares on. ,nr la 00
oae square oaa yesr. 00 heir eolumn on year 88 00
steslna.s Cards of anl over.lt lines pet year I 00
Twain linn or te.e or thin .lie letter maW square.
Obituary Notice! nf more than Br lines, nnle.. of feneral
ntorett, will b. Inserted at the him ralo .lTortinlug msttsr
f tnr? deaerlptlon attended to on call, In the most tasteful
, . manner.
JTAIIMKHS I1AMC OF ASHTArtlLA.
From A. M. lo 14 M. and From 1 to 1 P. M.
DR. J. U. HUItl'.A II 1, Anlitabuln, 0. , 610
i)R. M. KINU.SM5Y, lloincopnthist, Kinif-
IMe, O. Havtnir had aereral rear'a eiperl.nee, ha feel,
jlilmwlf eoniieteut to irive eatlpfiiction to all who mar favor
'hlra with a tall. (Mice, Min .treat, nearly oppota of
,'K. KttckwelL, liefertMieeti HonieoiHt)ilc Meiliait Faculty
t.'l.tohnii; Dr.. (ie. 7,. Nolile, llumlie, N. Y.; O. C. Nobis,
'iX"11 Van. H. Y.; II. R- l,ile, Foiiddn l.nc, Wit. 537
" AI(ornt) l,
KF.LLOGO & WADE, Attorneys at Law
. JafT.rflon, AHhtalmla County, Oblo,
iiiimiiMMO. 4VI TiKoira wiin.
S IIEKMAN k FARMKU, Attorneys and
Caunaelloraat Iw, Athtabnla. Oblo. 471
cllARLKS BOOTII-Attoruey and Conn-
. aellor at Law. A.htnrwla. Oblo. 419
Vf. B. CIIAI'M AM, Attorney at Law
Jufttir nf tb FeftRft, CnmmiMtoner of Icrl)i fof Mi cl it gun
ftnd Inwft, HHiec three doors eut of the Tremont House.
iTaFFKK, k WOODBURY, Attorney,
Jaff.raon, A.btahtita county, Ohio. 419
N. lt. Chaf.kn
K. n. WoonaoiiT.
'.THE' AMKUICAN U0USK, at the Depot.
4 bM jit been put in order, and being onpnlnttjr and
pleiwftnily Rftnmtl. with good aconrnmodtttionR fiir man And
. - beikxt, U ft f(ood stopping phice for trarfleni, or thore from
the interior hv)nn tm to be enrrd for while during m
t temporary abnenee by the Railroad. 8. HOWKY, l'roprif-
tor. AfibUbula. July. I860. V3
JKFFKHSOX HOUSES. McLnttrb, Fro-
" yrtetor. JefTemon, Ohio.
FlSlTHOUSE Ashtabula. O. K. U. Gi.ra-
e.f, Propriator. Aa Omni bun running to and from every
train ef ear. AIm, a good livery-atable kept in connection
with thin houae, to conTejpaHngers to anj point. 4S8
; AMERICAN HOUSE John Thompson
ASFiTaIjULA HOUSE, Robert C. Warm-
( iagton, A.btabula, O.
STEPHEN II ALL Dealer in Dry Gooda,
flroeerfea, Hat. and ('apt , I.a.t. and Shoe finding, and gen
eral Meiab.niilie, 2 door. Soulh of the Hank. M3
'A. HENDRY, Denier in Drugs, Medicines,
' thnremla, Painta, Oil., Varnl.ho., Hrul.e, Pye StnlTt, te.
IChoice Fatrrlly lwtv. inclwling Teail, Colleea, Ac. l'a
Vnt Medicinal. I'ura Wine, and Lkjuora for )lelicina1 pur
dom.. I'hyneian't prcacriptiooa carefully and prvniiitly at-
Vand.d to. 614
b. GILLETT. Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry
Gooda, ladiee' Cloak., Skirt., Coraete, Ac, frc, at Cliap
nin'i Variety Store, a few doora South of the Hank, Ann
tabula, Ohio. 603
PRENTICE, SMITH & COMPANY, Gen-
oral Dealers In ProviHiona, Produce, and ao forth, Alain
atreet, A.btabala, Ohio. 471
S. BEN HAM, Jr., Deulcr in Dry Goods, Grocc-
rlaa. Crockery andtJlaftfl Ware, and all tlioae articlea uaually
' fouad io e complete and well .nutted enuntrv Stores. cw
BaUdiag, 2d door south of the Fivk Moose, Aslitabula, O. 470
EDWARD H. ROBERTS, Dealer in Fancy
' sad Staple Pry Good., ladlet' Cloaks, Furs, Sktrth, CnriwU,
Choice Urocenea, Shelf Hardware, crockery, fcc, Lc Fittk'.
Block, AahUbula, O. 41W
TYLER &C0LLINS, Dealers in Dry Goods,
Grocerlee, Crockery, Bonta and Shoe., llata, Capa, Ac &c.,
west door South of Ashtabula House, Ashtabula, O. 16
J, P. ROBERTSON Dealer iiTbry"Goods,
Groceries, Hardware, Crockery, Proviaiuna, Bonta and
Hhoes, and every other elaxs of Gooda utunlly looked for
in a Firet Clast Country SUire. Courteey and fair dealing
ate the inducements olfered for a there of public favor.
. Main atreet, A.htabula Ohio.
KOOT MORRISON, Dealers in Dry Goods,
, Groceries, etoots and Bhoe., lists and Cap., Hardware,
Crockery, Books, Faints, Oils, &C, l'ost OUice BuiWiiif.
GEORGE WILLARD, Deuler in Dry Goods,
Groceries, lints, Csps, Boots and Shoe., Crockery, Glsss
rare, manufacturer of ready-made Clothing. Aleo, whole
sale and retail dealer in Hardware, Saddlery, S'aUa,lnm,Steel,
Drug, and Medicines, Paints, Oils, Pyestuda, A.C, Main
. street, AshUbula. 41K
J . G. WRIGHT. Dealer in Millinery Goods,
Worked Collars and Sleeves, and Fancy Goods. Next door
to the I'n.t Ollice. . . 470
WELLS & FAULKNER, Wholesale and
Retail Dealers In Western Heserre Butter and Cheese,
pried Fruit and Flour, A.htabaula, Ohio. Ordeis respect
i. tally solicited, and filled at the Lowest cash cb.u 470
A. BARRETT, Mechanical and Surgical Den-
Mat, second Boor Flsk'l Block, A.btabula, Ohio. 488
G. W. FOSTER, Eclectic Pbvsician and Sur-
fsoe, Geneva, Ohio. 48
S. R. BECK WITH, Surgical and Mechanical
Deatiat. Colbrook, Ohio. 37
AVktchea, Jewelry, etc.
O. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. RepairinR o
all kinds of Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry. Shop, npio.it
the Filk lionse, A.hUbuls, O. 4 Hi 14
L. WOLFF & CO. Dealer in Ready-made
Clothing and Gsnt's Furnishing Cood.. Apht.bule, ( M4
BR1GHAM & CO., Wholesulo and retail
riealer. in Keady Made Clothing, Fumhhlng Goods, Hat.,
Cess, eic jUhlsbula. 419
H. FASSETT, Agent for the Purchase, Sale,
Renriug of iteal K.taU-, lu.ura ce, NVfrotisting Losns, Col
lection of Debts, 4c. Property .old for Coiim,i.Nion ouly,
and D1 sale no charge. A sale, direct or Indirect, consti
tutes a eounuisslon. Corner Main aud Center streets, Ashta
Puis. Ohio. A iso, Notary Public. 470
ALEX ANDEuTg ARRET'!'. Land Agent No.
40 Water atreet, Cleveland, O. I-and. for sale In Iowa, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, aud Minnesota, at 2 60 per acre, and np
GEORGE WILLARD. Maimlacturcr or Sash,
(llln.li snd Doors, on hsnd and msde to order. Also, Plan
ing, Matching, .le., dose to order lu the beat possible uuiu
er, Ashtabula, O. oiij)
IPHlENIX FOUNDRY. J. W. Wagnkr,
having nurehased the Fouudry of Jons B. Gilpik, will
ee ou IuumI at favorable prices, .tves. Plows, Plow slid
Hill Castings, and etuis, a attend to retiring, and setting
ap suurn aud I'lowa Order. for Ca.Uug and roost kinds
ef foeodry work ewcuttd with prouiutum. k'gar the tsh
yeetery, Asfctsbula, 4Jan.
GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer in Hard
ware, Iron, steel and Neila, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron,
Copper and iinc, and manufacturer of Tin, riheet Iron and
Cayir Wass, Flk s Block, A.htabuls, tlbio. 4J0
T. M'GUIRE, Mmulacturer of Tin, Copper
and Saeet Iran Ware. Btrlct attenUon paU to nuking, .tt
lag ap and repairing Stoves, bleve-Pii, ruiuisi and Lead
fi.e. Eve-Troushs. Conductors, sts. Old Iron, Bag., Conner.
Lead, U eu Uken in Kichsnge. Alto Sole Ageut for
ttie "UrUUmut CW Slav;" with the latest iuipruveuieuU
s ooort fKrum oi the r i House Asiiisuuia. u. sis
E. TOWER k SON, Machiuibts builder of
HUUonars and Perteble Steam Engines, 8sw, and other
Mill Work, aud JobUng aud rtepatriug done to order, oa
short nutiee, sad io e wuikiusa-liks fiuauusr, aouth Main st.
Ashtabula, i 41o
Q. 0. CULLE Y, Manufacturer of Latb, Siding
wing dons on the shortest notice, ahou auulh side ol Uis
outmm, m. muj asu Matetiln aoo BCTOWl
hudistCUmeh, AshUbula, Ohio. 4iU
A. 8. ABBOTT, Lumber Dreesor, and Manu-
eieret ef end Dealer la Shingles, Lath. Feuae StuB, &s. tit.
flaaing. aad Circular Sawiue dona u nra., li.
" wr. m venisr .trees, A.htabuls. 418
OLMSTED k CROSBY, Iron Founder, and
, avanuraeturer Dealer In Plow., Plow Csstlngs, Mill Cast
ings, ke. Most desoriptiuns ef Foundry Work doue to ordsf
BMlTU k CARLISLKMaimfacturer. of
fftle Upper and Harness Leather, aud I'ealera Id rsenea
Cttt sadl.taluf pklat. Cash rid lr Indus aad Kkiaa,
V 1 w.fcw,. . . w..vsasfPt.
OKOUOK II ALU Dealer in Piano Fortes, and
Vt.lnseen., Plnnn HtnoH, Covers, In.srulUnn Book., nr.
Denot enaier state end Cene-s rreet, r.i for H.
Orllce. A.hternils. 8ee advertisements. 41(1
- - - - . 1 r r,i , -.--Jt-- ,-
M. O. PICK, liookscllcr. Stationer and News
Praler. Also, Healer In Sheet-Mti.ie, Toy., and General
Variety flood., Main tieet. A.htabnla.Ohlo. 407
J. K. CHAPMAN, Dealer in Musical Mcrelinn
dine, nook., Fine Stutlnnrry, Toys, and l-.nry Article., a
til. Burner and Curiosity .tore, 3d door south of the Batik,
Vain street, Ashtabula. 470
DUCRO BROTHERS, Manufacturers of k
Peelers In FnrnlturenfMie br.t deM-tlptlon., and every va
riety. Al.o gcncrnl UndertaVem, and manufacturer, of Cof
fin.'to order, Main street, North of South Puul e Square,
LINUS SAVAGE, Fnrnitnre Dealer and Man
of.cturer, .team e.tfthll.hnient. Nurlh Main street, nearthe
ollice of Pre. Farringlon Hail. A.htabuls, V. 419
A. BLAK ELY Livery and Sale Stnble, in
in connection with the A.htnbtils Hotel. An Omnlbu. run
ning to and from eiery train of enrs. Hornet and carriage
to ounrcy lARiengcr. to any de.ired point. M -'
D. S. WILLIAMS, Wholesale denier in Straw
Gondii, Hal, t'npi, rmhre1lnt, rrtrtiFoIr, kr., 106 and 107
Chamber t., and NV a 11 Iteade t., NrwYork.
SA J "U Kl7 1 1 U M PI I KEY is tiowotTeriiiff Good
Huiding l.otn c!i?njr than ever, and at prtrm within the
reach of almont every one. See dvertiwnient. 6uu
O. V. HlilSCOK, House, Carringc. Sipn ari(.
Enamel Painter, tiraincr. Glider, kc &e. Otor timttb k
Lock wood 'u Rinre. 6'-!6
TELEGRAPH OFFICE Western Union is
removed to the Drug Store of A. II. Stockwell, corner
Main snd Center Streets, three doort aouth ef Fisk Hoii.e.
J. M. ALLEN, Manager. 47
A. RAYMOND, Dealer in Fruit and Orna
mental Tree., Phnibbcry, &cn renfield, Monroe Connty, N.
W. R. ALLEN, Book Binder Books and
Mngutne. bound In any .tyle desired. Blank books made
and ruled to order. Jefferson, O. 470
WILLARD & REEVES, Dealers in Italian
and Rutland Marble, Grave Stones, Monuments, Tsble Top.,
EMORY LUCE, Dealer iu Sweet Totato, and
other Esrly Plant, and Vegetable..
Also, Pesler in Preserved Fniit., Tomato., Ac Eaat A.b
tabula, Obio 434
LIME. I h all sell Lime at tke Harbor tor
SS et. per bu.heK 4s J. Vf. HILL.
Aalitabnla P. O. Closing; of Mails.
On and alter Monday, April 9, '60, Mails will close at follows
Going Eant, will clone at - - 10.16 A. a.
Going Weht, will clofe at . - 10.16 a. n.
Going Sth-tii, will clone at - - 12 a.
Kelloggsvile Mail, via Plymouth, Friday, .30 A. K.
Office open from 7 A.M., to S T. Sundny. from 12 ., te 1
o'clock, r. . K. C. ROOT, P. M.
. A.btabula. April 9. Wfl.
3nnES33'.--J II biii.i'i'-i.'JlJ
TIME TABLE OF THE
CLEVELAND & ERIE RAIL ROAD.
Passenger Train, will run at follows :
a. a. m
N Ks!Acni axn..lD E.
s. a. a. a
09 7.05 11.10
6.00 11.50 2.47
a. a. p. a.
P. M. P. M'
Train, do not .top at Stations where the time la omitted
In the above tables.
All through Train going- Wntwsrd, connect at Cleveland,
with Trains for 7'otcd u, Chicago, CulMmlut, Cincinnati, 7a
And sll through Trsin. going EA.twsrd, connect st Pnnklrk
with the Train, of N. Y. B. R R, and at HurTslo, with thoe
of N. Y. Central, and Buffalo N. Y. City Railroads, fur A
York, Jlhany, lioilan, yiagar Fall; A-c, A-e.
A. C. HL'UUAKl), Station Agent.
Clktklaxd, June 16. l&OO.
Written for the Telegraph.
BY CLARA CRUM.
Night, and the autumn winds moaning
Rustled the dried leaves, and sweeping
Wild the bare branches among.
O'er my lost joys I was weeping,
Vainly for comfort was seeking,
Crying, 0, Father I how long ?
Low, came, a sound as of knocking,
But I thought'twas the winds only mocking,
Till a wild wail of grief, met mine ear ;
- Then swift sped my feet.tho' with trembling,
My fright very poorly dissembling,
And hastily dashing a tear,
I opened the door, and was gazing
On what at thai hour was atnuzing;
A woman stood cowering in fear,
A babe on her bosom was sleeping.
While she in a voice, hoarse with weeping,
Sought shelter for one she loved dear.
From bondngc that mother was fleeing ;
And the hue of her skin was revealing,
She was born of the African race ;
And as her wet garments were drying,
Her story to tell she was trying,
While Itari fell like rain A'er her face.
Poor wanderer 1 my own griefs forgeting,
t soothed, and in deeds more endearing,
Befriended the sorrowing oiic.
And I felt that the poor creature's blessing
To me was more worth possessing;
Than all else under the sua.
For it tanght nic that not selfish sorrowing,
And trouble iu future oft borrowing,
Would best please my Father above.
That the humblest on his footstool moving
, My dp something', the'tlmo' well iinprovaig,
To prove that his teachings they love.
Ashtabula, July, SCO.
Speak Pleasantly. We hove read
somewhere, that "Language was given to
u that we might speak pleasant things to
each other" ; but, alas I how often it is used
for other and baser purposes ! A kind word,
or even an affectionate look, is bulm to the
wonoded, fluttering heart, when It turns
toward you for consolation in the hour of
misery ! Were we to moderate our voice
to a wlverj tore, and think ouly of tbe
good wo ee struggling' up in those who
surround us, brothoraand sisters in humaut.
tj, how much like Paradise would thi
wonrld become A barsh, illy-advUed ex
pression or objuration has crushed many an
acpii ing spirit wounded to the death many
a uoQf soij- -and the utterors ha passed
on tho'r way, uncouscions, perhaps, of the
evil they have doue. Let us aim, tnen, at
pleasent speech i for it U tbe language of
tba angles, and has more virtue iq it than
win of Cypres, or balm of G ilea 4.
A Dilemma How I First met my Wife
Thcro was always ft mystery hanging
about a certain way that Morgan had, nnd
in which he was nlwnyu joined heartily by
his wife my own cousin May Stevens
thnt hnd been n Wny Hint troubled my cu
riosity much, until tho one eventful evening
that it was satisfied by hearing the rcuson
It was fimply this : that ever time n
word was spoken thnt led to the period
when Cluirley Morjron first met my cousin
May, they would both lungh very heartily;'
but would always refuse to tell nt what
they laughed. This wns certainly very pro
voking, nnd I had lillle hesitation in tolling
them so not once, but many titne6 lit
which they laughed more henrtily than ever,
mid olwnys emled by kissing each other
anil looking very niTcclionate.
I determined to hnvo a solution of the
mutter, if for no other reason tlinii thai it
worried me. I nm but u woman, nnd hav
ing pleaded to the possession ol curiosity,
I sec no reason why that foible of my sex
should ulieit no charity, nnd no meson why
sometimes it should not be divulged. With
this resolution, I set forth one evening, when
we three, Morgan, May, ond myseif, were
drawn np before the fire uud fuirly settled
for a talk. There was no nse mincing runt
ters, was my first idea, with this thought
I (lushed boldly in wills :
"Mr. Morgan" I nsnnlly call him Char
ley, but I was desirous of showing that I
was really in earnest "Mr. Morgnn, why
do yon alwnys lnngh and look at Mny when
the subject of your Crst meeting with her
is spoken of?"
This, I was sure, wns n simple question;
nnd yet, instend of nnswei'ing it in tv sim
ple way, they went back, both of them, on
the old plan, and laughed as though the
words I hnd just spoken were the very best
joke in the world. I conld do nothing, of
course, but look grave and solemn, which,
in a few moments, brought them both to,
looking the same way, nnd then Muy spoke
to mc seriously, nnd said :
"Cousin June, you take our laughing
much more earnestly than I thought you
would. It is only a little memory between
Chnrley nnd I that brings the luugh ; to us
it is a droll remembrance, but, perhaps, in
telling it, there would be nothing to amuse
any one." .
This explanation brought hack my good
humor in an instant, mid, with a smile, I
said : ,
'Now, Mny, this is really unkind of you;
for so long have you excited my curiosity
that, even were the story uot worth telling,
you should tell it."
"Well, cousin Janet-hall have that story,
May, I will tell it myself to her."
At this declaration, I was surprised to
see Mny flush npto a bright red, and break
out rather vehemently with : .
"No, Charley that is really too had 1
You shnll not do it, sir. If cousin Jane i
to have the story, I will tell her myself."
And then, after a pause, she said, "When
we nre nlonc."
"You shall do no such thing, Madame
May," was Chnrley'8 laughing response.
"Yon shnll do no such thing. This time I
shnlMinve my way, and cousin June shnll
not have her curiosity excited any more
without being satisfied."
I saw there wns to he n discussion on
that point, but I knew thnt, in some wny,
Charley wns to come off victor; so I, mere
ly saying that I would be back in a few
minutes, stepped out of the room, and walk
ed nbout the garden until I felt sure tho
point was settled, when I went back, nnd
found Charley nnd Mny looking as happy
ns birds, and laughing the old latigh ns us
u!fl. As I entered, Charley drew up the
rocking chiiir, and, nfter seeing me safely
deposited in its depths, said :
'Now, cousin Jane, I shall tell you the
story about how I first met my wife :
' It is just five years ogo this mmmer
that 1 was granted exemption for a month
from my desk, and went down with my
chum, Horace Ilyatt, to hh father's in old
Monmouth, the gurden of that unjustly
abused State, New Jersey. I should never
have forgotten that visit, even though I had
not there met with an adventure thnt had
its influence on tho wholo future of my life.
I should remember it for the reul, true hos
pitality of the Hyatts ; for the solid, old
time comfort of the farm, aud the quiet
way in which, within a couple of days ufter
my arrival, I was put into possession of it;
and made to feel that it all belonged to me,
to do just what I pleased , with. There
were plenty of horses, nnd we rode: plenty
of fish, and we fished ; plenty of wood-coek,
ond we shot. All this shall be spoken with
a proviso. I say we by which, let it bu
understood, I do not mean Horace's two
sisters, Carrie and Nettie, as having parti
cipated in all these spoi ls. They rode, to
be sure and charmingly they did it ; they
Cshed. and I am obliged to confess were
much luckier than their .guest. Hut tbey
did not shoot, though I shall not exult
over their lack of this accomplishment
they were charming cuough without it. I
am sure I shall excite no jcnlousy by de
claring that, with one exceptiou, which. I
shall not mention here, Carrie and Nettie
Hyatt were the most charming girls that I
had ever seen, ond I wua just hesitating at
to which of them I should fall desperately
in love with, when my calculations were all
disturbed by an nccidoilt for so I suppose
I must call itthough really, seeming like
a special provideuce. . What, this was, I
shall tell in the best way I know how. ;
For some days after my arrival at the
farm, my curiosity hnd been much excited
by the occasional panegyric lavished by the
young ladies upon a once sehool-fellovt of
their own, May Stevens by name, who was,
according to their highly-colored account,
the most perfect thing . in the shape of a
woman then living.' I tried to persuade
myself that nothing la thnt lino could sur
pass Kettle and Carrie ; but still the repeti
tion of this May Ssteveiu hauntod mo, and
came like ft vhadow across uiy new-born
passion. I formed, at last, pn imaginary
May Stevens ; and, do what I would, the
figuro was with me. At last I was work
ed into an agony of curiobity, and trembled
with sonio erent purpose, which should
bring before me the objecs of my thoughts
aud of the two-sisters' continual conversa
tion. In what this would have ended It Is
Impossible for me all this timo t6 'say.' lad
I not beard, one morning as 1 entered tbe
break fust room, the startling words from
,'Andsoshcfs coming nt last. I'm io
glad J." , .
' Whether it wns that tho train of my
thoughts wni npon that point at the mo
ment, or what, I nnnnot say ; but I knew
directly the whole matter. I saw Carrie
with an open letter in hrr hand, and coup
ling it with Nettie's words, I knew thnt the
hitherto only heard of Mny Stephens was
about to become a reality. I had no need
to nsk questions. All the information was
proffered. Mny St evens the incomparable
May wns to spend n month at Hyatt's,
nnd they were to expect her nt nny moment ;
though, as the letter rend, she might not be
down for a week to come. A week ! it
was on age, a century ; nnd I was in n flut
ter of excitement. My long stnnding pas
sion, of nearly two weeks duration, for
'ettie nnd Carrie, was forgotten in nn in
stant, and my whole mind was absorbed in
making the best figure possible before this
new queen. With thin idea, I begun to look
into my wardrobe. I hnd eoniu down with
sufficient clothes to answer all ordinary pur
poses, including, of course, Nettie nnd Car
rie ; but tho new goddess wns certainly
worthy of a new rig on my part, and cer
tainly should have it. This resolution
was made within fifteen minute after hear
ing the anouncement of her intended coming ;
nnd before two hours had gone by, 1 was
whizzing on my way to town, to carry out
thnt resolve. My choicest morsels of ward
robe should bo ofj'ered on the shrine of May
I had absented myself on tho plea of a
sudden memory of a business neglected, and
and faithfully promised Nettie nnd Carrie
that the next day should sen me down at
Hyatt's again, to stay out the month thnt
May Stevens, the wonderful, was about
to pass with them.
The racking of brain that day, to crcntc
a grand cnscmlh of costume something
beyond nil cii ieism, that should at the first
glance strike the beholder silent with admi
ration was indeed terribly. The labor of
writing 'Paradise Lost was nothing to it.
It was early in the day when I arrived at
my city rooms, nnd, for six hours I dressed
nnd re-dressed, compared and rejected and
selected ; nnd at tho end of that 'timo I
had laid out those portions of my wearable
goods in which I had deeided to make my
first appearance before Mny Stevens. It
wanted still several hours lo sunset. Hav
ing got safely through the great object of
my visit, I thought it would not be a bad
idea for mc to take the last train and return
the same night to Hyatt's, instead of wait
ing over til! morning. No soencrsaid than
done. I packed my habiliments, nnd away
1 went. Whizzing and puffing over nn un
interesting road is provocative of sleep.' So
I found it when the shudes of evening fell ;
for. to Uie best of my recollection, I was in
the very midst of a dream, in which May
Stevens, attired in book muslin and pule
bine satin, sat on n purple cloud and ad
miringly inquired who my tnilor was ? Just
as I was about to inform her, there came e
crash, nnd for a moment I was not entirely
certain whether it was the cloud that had
exploded, or myself had torn some portion
of my apparel that was overstated It
required but a moment to awaken me to
the fact that both presumptions were wrong.
It was our train the C:2G thnt had run
off the track smashing things generally,
nnd spilling the contentsof several baggage
cars along the road, to say nothing of
frightening half a hundred passengers into
a condition bordering on lunacy. This was
a pretty state of things, and to muke it still
worse, I was eight miles from my destina
tion, though, as it afterwards appeared, not
a mile from the next village, where, I heard
it canvnsscl, a tavern, supper and beds
could be had.
I was disposed to make myself agreeable,
ond, accordingly, rendered all the assistance
in my power to the unprotected females, for
which I got my reward on arriving at the
haven of refuge the promised tavern by
being informed that such a thing as a bed
for the night was nn impossible idea, and
that with some twenty more of the male
gender, must be content with chairs, while
ihe beds were appropriated to the gentler
sex. Slightly disgusted, I swallowed my
snpper, and looked out upon the night. It
was a beautiful moonlight, and verging on
to ten o'clock. I5y Jove I I would walk
nvr to Ilvatt's. No sooner said than
dohe. Giving my carpet bng into the
hands of the landlord, with the most em
phatic charges for its safety nnd punctual
delivery nt Hyatt's next morning, at any
expense, I set forth. Eight miles is a tri
fle; and just ns my watch marked the quar
ter after midnight, I went up the lane that
led lo the house. They wera early folks at
tho farm early to bed and early lip; I
walked round the house trying each door
and window for on entrance, but each nnd
everv one was fastened. It was of no con
sequence ; my lied room window looked out
hpon the roof of the piuzza ; I would not
disturb the house by knocking ; a bit of
climbing would do the busiimss, and should
the window be fastened, I would tap and
awoken Horace, who wug my room-mate
and bedfellow. The thiiig was executed as
soon as thought of, and my hand on the
window, which yielded, and I stood , iu my
b.n room. By the moonlight which stream
ed in I saw that the bed wiuoucupiud, and
by the heavy breathing. J k;aew that Ilor
oca was iu a deep sleep. I would not, there;
tore, awaken him, but sove the story of my
mishap for the following day. With this
resolution I slipped quietly into bed, add ia
three minutes was oblivious.
i . - , i
What ought I to havo clreanicu mat
night t But I shall not autieipdto. I lay
facing tho wiudows as the sun peeped up
above the distant hills, and scatterod thu
grey mists of the 'rooming. My bed fellow
was breathing heavily, but it was brand
daylight ond there was. uo more sleep in me,
so I determined that Horace should wake
up and hear my story of he railroad breuk
dowu. ' I turned quickly aud gave the
sleeper a sudden shake. ; M rapidly as my
own motion my bedfellow who hod laid with
his back towards me, Srung into a sitting
position, mere bio.bui.-ii tu(iu i wimi
out a terror which absoluUly- deprives bs
of tho power if speech, unt il the brain has
time I? act, and reason, Snub surprisM ido
not rrnnr-rate screams Jind faiuts,. j Tbey art
I expressed by opca-iuoulhj uud silent wou
der. This w4 the case with myself and
bed fellow, ns we sot tirriilit nnd stared
Right by my side, with her face within two
feet of my own, sat a younir woman, not
more ihnn seventeen, with great, dark ha
zel eyes, a such great masse of brown curls,
tucked away under the neatest little night
cap (hnt ever wns. She hnd gathered the
bed clothes with a rpnsmodic jerk, np about
her throat, and with the most rigid, aston
ished look, as though doubting whether she
wns sleeping or walking, gazed steadily in
my eyes. Memory serv.s a mnn but l"ittle
in like cases ; but if my memory servea me
right, it was I who first spoke. I blurted
out with :
'How enmc you here ?'
The figure stared still in speechless as
tonishment, but in n moment,, ns though
n wakened from its stupefaction, spoke :
'Arc you Charles Morgan ?'
'Yes,' was hit rather subdued answer. .
'Well, then, Mr. Morgan,' said the figure,
by this time, speaking as culm, nnd with
quite ns much dignity ns though in the drawing-room,
'I am May Stevens, nnd I wn
put iu this, nfter nn unexpected arrival.
Horace hnd gone over to a neighbor', a
few miles off, before I got here, nnd wns not
to return until to-day. That is how I was
nut in tlitc pnnm '
'So here I won, setting vis a vis to this
May Stevens, thnt mythical lady, for the
first meeting with whom I had intended to
get up such ft superlative toilet. A nice
style of introduction nnd a nice style or
toilet ! And she she by this time wns ns
cool as the 31st of December, nnd sat look
ing rne right in tho eye, ns I m tdo some
scrambling explanation of my being in that
extraordinary position. It wns n lame ex
planation wonderfully mixed tip with irrele
vant mnttter, nnd shimmered and stuttered
through in a way that should have disgust
ed nny sensible person. She seemed lo be
seriously pondering during the recital, nnd
at its end, looking at nic ns though asking
the most simple question in the world, said:
"What's to be done V
'Let me jump out of the window, as I
came in,' suid I in a sickly tone of voice ;
for the thought came to me, that to achieve
this end, I must muke some desperate dis
play of myself in a style of costume which
I deprecated. She relieved me instantly
'No, that will not d, there nre people
moving about, nnd yon will snrely be seen.'
It wns my torn now to stammer out :
'What's to be done ?' For I saw that
the little hazel-eyed girl was superior to mc
in presence of mind and energy of action.
She did not wait long to answer my ques
tion. 'Yon must lie still here while I get np.
When I have left the room, you can rise,
dress, nnd go away nt fhe first opportunity,'
was her response, delivered in a quiet,
business-like manner. '
And so I did. under May Stevens' com
mand. I buried my intruding head under
the bed clothes, nnd kept it well covered
until I heard the retreating footstep on the
stairs, which wns but a few minutes, though
it seemed on age, nnd then with n desperate
bound I sprung from the bed, nnd turned
the key on the departed one. It wns the
quickest dressinrr I ever mado, and I will
venture to say that no man ever sneaked
out of bis own opal Uncut more stealthily
thnn I did.
'That morning wc met, May Stevens and
I, at tho breakfast table I in the charac
ter of the newly-arrived that morning and
were formally introduced, during the cere
mony of which we astonished every one
present, nnd planted a thorn of wonder in
the sides of Nettie and Carrie, by bursting
simultaneously into a henrty langh, which
we never fail to repeat whenever the memo
ry of our first meeting comes up.
'And now, cousin Jane you have the
whole story how I Erst met my wife'
Talking and Writing.
A man never knows what he has
until he has either talked about it or
ten about it. Talking and writing are di
gestive processes which are absolutely es
sential to the mental constitution of the
man who devours many books. But it is
not every man who can talk. Talking im
plies, first of nil, a readiness on the part of
the speaker, nnd next, a sympathetic listen
er. It is therefore as a digestive process
the most rapid, in its operation. Writing
is a different affair ; a man may take his
lime to, nnd not require a hearer and can
bo his own reader. It is nn easier, although
more formal, process of digestion than talk
ing. It is in everybody's power ; nnd eve
rybody who reads much makes more or less
ue of it, because, ns Bacon says, if he docs
not write, then he ought to have e.xtrnor
dinaiy faculties to ccnipensate for such
neglect. It is in this view that we are to
understand the complaint of a well-knowil
author that be was ignorant of a certain
subject, and the means by which he wns td
dispel Ids ignorance namely, by writing
ou it. It is in this View thut the monito
rial sytem of instruction bus iiu great Val
ue to the monitors it is the best kind of
teaching. It H from tho same poiot of
view that Sir William Hamilton ued to
lameut the decay of teaching aa Depart of
the edijaalion of students at the auiversiv
lies. In the oldeii time it was necessary to
the obtaining a degree that tho graduate)
should give evidence of his capacity - as n
teacher, and ill llio very lilies -of his ,de-
p-rec, as uiugiater and doctor, he was desig
nated ft teacher. , A man never knows any.
thing, Sir William used to say, until he has
taught it in some way or other, it may bo
orally, it may be by wr'tllug a book. It is
a grand trutli dud points rv flue moral.
Knowledge is knowledge, say the philoso
phers ; it is precious for its own saka ; it
is an cud to itself. But nature says tbe
opposite. . Knowledge is uot knowledge un
til we use it ; it is not our until we have
brought it under the command of the great
social faculty, speech ; we exist fur society;
and Vuolcdge id null until we givo it ex
pression, and make it over to the sociai in-
A box of matches; carefully enclosed in
a round wooden box, wan found iu ft bale
of coiton received Ut the Hight Mills, ia
Chicopoe, Mass, Just wek. They wore
iuteiidud to ignite when the cotton come 111
couuet with , the machinery, but it -was
evaded by f cturuiog both matches : aud ooU
Ion to ihe parties from whom they' wer
Rock Me to Sleep.
BY FLORENCE PERCY.
naekword.turn backword.oh Time, In your flight
Make me a child eain, j"t for lo nirvlit '
Mother, eomo back from the etholess shore
Take mo again c) y0nr heart as of yore ; '
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of cure;
Smooth thri few siiver threads ot nf my hair j
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep
Itock me to sleep, mother rock me to sleep i
Hack-ward, flow backward, oh tide of llio years!
f am so weary of toil and of tears
Toil without re com peti so tears nil Tn vain .
Take them, and give mn my childhood again I
f have grown weary of dust and decay,
Weary of flinging my eonl-wenlth awiiy
Weary of sowing for other to renp,
Rock mo to sleep, mother rock me to sleep j
Tired of the hollow, th tti.c; lit nn'roe.
Mother, oh mother, my heart calls for you
Mnny a summer (he grs hog grown green,
I'.lossomcd nnd failed, our faces between ;
Yet with stronff yearning and passionate paid
Long I to-night for. your presence acrum :
Come from the silence so long and so deep
liocn mo io sicep, moiucr rocx me to sleep I
Over my heart, in the days that are flown
V- I t : I . . I I . . '.
i'u lovtj iiKe momcr-iove ever nns shown j
No other worship abides and endures
Faithful, unselfish, and pntient like yours j
Nono like a mother can charm nwav nairt
From the sick soul nnd the world-weorv brain '
Slumber's soft culms or my heavv lids crern
I....1. a I ., . I
j.ui.a nm iu sicep, moiuer rocK me lo sleep I
Come.let your brown hair, just lighted with gold
Fall on your shoulders again s of old
Let it drop over my forehead to-nicht,
Shading my faint eyes away from Ihe light,
For with its sunny-edged shadows onee more.
Haply will throng the sweet visions or yore,' .
Lovingly, softly, its bright billows sweep
Rock me to sleep, mother rock me to eleep 1
Mother, dear mother ! the years have beefi lonir
oiiiub i iosi iiKu-iieu your-111 naoy song ;
- r ! - -1 i . i . i n i . ,
hmcs i lion, and unto my soul it shall seem
Womanhood's veare have been onlv a dream
Clasped to your heart iu a loving embrace.
With your light lashes just sweeping my face,
Never hereafter to wako or to ween. .
Rock me to sleep, mother rock me to ser I
Once in nntnmn, wet ond dreary, sat this
writer, weak and weary, pondering over a
memorandum book of items used before i
(bools of scrawling head notes, rather ;
items taking days to gather them in hot sul
try weather, using up m:icli timo and leath
er,) pondered wo those times o'er, while
wc conned ihem, slowly rocking, through
our mind queer ideas flocking,) enmo a
quick and nervous knocking knocking at
the sanctum door. "Sure, that must be
Jinks," we muttered 'Jinks, that's knock
ing at our door ; 'Jinks, the everlasting
bore.' Ah, well do we remind us, id the
walls which then confined us, tho 'exchang
es' lay behind us, nnd before us, and around
us, nil scattered on the floor. Thought we,
'Jinks wants to borrow, sonic nevVspdpers
till to-morrow, nnd 'twill bo relief from sor
row to get rid of Jinks, the bore, by open
ing wide the door.' Still the Visitor kept
knocking knocking loddc'r than before.
And the scattered piles of papers cut some
rather curious capers, bcins lifted by the
breezes coining through another door ; and
we wished (the wish was evil, for one deem
ed always civil) that Jinks Wai to the d 1,
to stay there evermore ; thereto find his,
level Jink. tho nerve-unstringing bore I
Bracing up our patience firmer, then, with
out another murmur, 'Mr. Jinks,' said we,
'your pardon, your forgiveness, we implore.
But the fact is, wc were reading of some
curious proceeding, nnd thus, it wns, un:
heeding your loud knocking there before.'
Here we open wide the door. But phancy
now our pheelins for it wasnt Jinks ihe
bore Jinks, nameless 'evermore. But tho
form that stood, before us, caused a trem
bling to come o'er us, and memory quickly
bore us buck again lo days of yore days
when items were plenty, and where'er this
writer went, he. picked np interesting items
by the score. 'Twos the forth" of our 'dcVil'
in an attitude uncivil and lie thrust his head
within tho open door, wiih 'The foreman's
ovl o' c-ijiy, sir ec says he want9 some
morel Yes, like Alexander; wanted 'more.'
Now, this 'local' hod already walked about
till nearly dead he had sauntered Ihroiigli
the city till bis feet were very sore and
walked through the street Market, and the
by-ways running off into the portion of th5
city, both public and obscUro ) had cxani
incd storo and cellar, and bad questioned
every 'feller' whom ho met, from door to
door, if anything was stirring, any accident
occurring not published heretofore a he
had met with no success ; he would rather
guess he felt a little wicked at that ugly
littlu bore, with the message from the fore
man that he 'Wanted something more.'
'Now, it's time yon were departing; yod
scamp,' cried we, upstarting ; 'get you back
into your office office where you were be
fore or the words you have spoKcn will
get your bones nil broken ;' (and we seized
cudgel oaken that was lying ou the
floor,) 'take your bauds out of your pock
ets; arid leave the sanctttm ddor ; tell tlt'rj
foremad there's no copy, Vdrj ncly bore:
Quoth the devil, 'send hiiri niore.' And
our devl, never silting, still Is flitting; still
is flitting, back nitd fortu upon the landing,
jilst dtttside ihe sanctnm door. Tears a
dowo ins cheeks oro streannoir strange
light from his eyt is beaming aud Ids voiee
heardEtUI crying 'Sir, the foreman wants
some more !' And our soul, pierced i-witb
that sereamlnpf, Is awakened from its dreain
hiir rind has lost the neafcefiif feeling" ' fot
the fincv will come o'er us, that each read
er's face' before Us, hears the horrid words
'We wan't a little, a little more".' Words;
dn their forehends glaring. Your 'fuuuy'
boluroii needs a little more ' . ' . ,
" Pat was helping Mr. BUmk to get d safe
iii his office, one day, oud not being ac
quainted with tbiMti tide,' inquired-, shot It
was for t !'
"To prevent papers, ond othe articles
which nre placed In it front being burnt ia
ease of Are," said Mr. U.
-'An' sure wlU nothiug Ivir buru that is
put in that thing ? . 1 '"
"No." t .
"Well, thin, yer, riortdr," ye'J better be
ofther getting into that same heo ye die! "
; What is the first thing a young lady looks
for lu church I, 'i'Ue him. i ' 1
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' A comet with twj tails is visible ni fitly
In thd North-west: it' Isrm0olid of tlml
Dcmocroiio party; Ihe'Eouthern ta!f being
longer than tbe other.
Sociability with Animals.
An old Conriecticflt farmer; with ft short
scrmofi 6n the care anil treatment of ani
mals, which, though only intended tfl illus
trate a i single point, yet really covers the
w holo ground of stock raising. WeshonM
hardly know how to add anything more.
Rend his serrnon-lectrire carefully :
"You havo 6ftcii nbticed how quickly
ono becomes attached td a docile, pood
notured animal. Whether It Is Sir Short
horn; rich iri ancestors ; soft haired Devon i
voting Pomp, of Black Hawk parentage
or some delicate featured representative of
Lady Suffolk tractibility wills the heart.
The frtrt to, we never get acquainted With
frnctious animals, nor they With ti, stf there
always exists mutual distrust and dislike.
But no farmer has advanced to the propel'
standing who fines' not fjablloalty pu liirri
self on friendly terms with every moving
creature of his place. Ox horse, cow, pig;
cat and hen mnst be known individually be
fore either can be rightly fared for. .
"But the real satisfaction of barn life;
both fo mail fend animals, is only attained
through, that good will which exist bf
tweefi friend". There is "Mellow Eft
and hi., rriate '.'White Horn.", Thongh
they berir the yoke, lind the whip, flrlr kind
ly feelirig3 continue independent of all triinor' .
conditions. Trusty npon cart or plow, aad
perserving wherever tried, their interest and
mine are identical, and so at work or at
play, (for we sornetiines gambol together)
wc reel n coroitlon joy. Mellow Ji,ye lw.1
exquisite sensibility of r.mell. I never W?ir
a new garment - that he does not- examine
critically with liis olfactories".' He Has olsd
a Very nidoseiiso of Tidnor, .and manifests
deep feeling under reproof. Wa have Seeri
him when simply tautjoned by nttcrlU his
name; loot np; sfcan oiir face a moraentj
while his on itidicated ; the thoughts pass
ing w ithin; theil with an expression of pltamd
turn ond walkaway. ! But! vvheri winter
puts bs in daily arid hourly coinp'aitioriship;
how milch more agreeable to supply tbctf
wants because of their genial habits. ?
It is a regal delight of a eold morning to
murch along the alley fronting tile stalls
and receive the salutation's of nlv codJ'na"-'
twe'd brute's. One after another they scratn-
blc Up, rcnc'h tiiit the muzzle to my profcrod
hand, und blandly request me to do tho
honors of the rtiatlsrer'. 1 ' Then", after break
fast, plainly White Horn" signifies his' desird
for a drought from the tonk. He holds Qiwtl
his head td be dnloosc'd, carefully turns bis
horn hud strips over to the fount. Notico
those loud sucks an erue'st fellow be i.td
work or drink. Now seo him put bis neck
against the post, oud by a few perpendicul
ar rdbs tells yon tjow much Jic should like a
game of card." By this time Jenny'
Pomp's mother, has finished bcr rack full
of timothy, and neighs her readiness for the
enrrots. Hardly haj her remainder reach
ed yoilr ear before thd shdats, half robed in
a night gdwti of straw, emerge frdtri their
nest ond run td tbe trough.' Their allow-
mice is not yet brought out, and sosreotches
take the place of slopes.- .bacu one is im
patient for the first attention, and whinci
a gentle disclaimer if not preferred. ' .,
Dut miserable is the fate of brutes that
get only brdtes for rrJasters. Those men
who see nothing but hair and horns in an ot
or cow; whose selfish hearts render theni
dead to every ep'resion of eye tir fdrnt, td
whom, in short, ariimal nature is an mscn
able, transient vitality, never ought to own
or control any brute except themselves;
Our Attachment to Life.
The ytfiing rrtrin until thirty; never feels
practically that be is radrtaT.. Jla knows'
it, indeed, and, if rice'd where bo could
preach a homily on the fragility of life
bnt he brings it not home to himself any
more thau in a hot June we cad approprw
ate to our imagination the freezing days of
uccemocr. iut now shall i contest tue
truth ? I feci these audits bat too pow-
erfully. I began to count the probabilit
ties of my duration, and td grudge the ex.-. '
pendituresbf moments arid shortest period
like misers' farthings. In proportion ad
years both lessen end shorten, I set more
count upon their periods, oud would fairl
lay my ineffectual finger upon the spoke of
the grcrtt vVhdet. I aud not content td pas
away "like a weaver's shuttle.'
Ihoso metaphors solace mo not, tidr
sweeten tbe unpalatable draught of tuor-
tulity. 1 care not to be carried wita the.
tide that smoothly bears hman life toeter-,
nity, and 1 nrrt rblubtdnt ot tho inevi
table course of destiny. I art! lit love with
this green earth the face of town ani
couiltry the unspeakable rural solitude'
and the: sweet security cf streets. I would
set my tabernacle here. I am content to
stand still at the age at which I am to ba'
no younger no richer no handsomer..' I dd
not wont td ba weaned by age, or drop like
mellow fruit, as they, say into the grave. -'1
Any alteration ill this world of tuine', in,
diet or. in lodging, nozzles and discoroposej,
me. My household gods plant a terrible)
fixed foot, and they are not to bo rooted
out without blood. They dri not willingly'
seek Laviniun shores. A uew state of being'
staggers' ulo. , Siin arid sty, and breeze and
solitary walks, and summer holidays. apiL
the'rrreenness of the fields, and tho juice of
meat oud fishes, and society; and the cheer-
full glass aud candlelight,-' and fireside cdnJ
versutions and jests aud irony, do uot lbess
things, go Jut with life f . Can a ghoet)
luugh, or shako his gaunt sides, when you
ore pleosant with him.
Life and remains of C. Lamb.
i . 1 1 i .
DutiE3 or A -MoTUER.r-She should , bo
firm, teulle, kind, always ready tt attend,
to her child. She should never laugh ot
hUn--at what he does that is tanning, '
never allow biui to think of his-looks'; I
except to be neat aud clean in all his babita.t
She should teach hiui to obey a lotik-to
respect those older than himself; she shoul
never make a command without seeing that
it is porformcd in the 'right 'manner. Never
speak of the child's faults or foibles, 8 re-t
peat bis remiu ks bofore . him. , 1c is eurai
way to spoil a child. , Never reprove oj-hildi
when excited, nor let jour tone of voioe be
raised wuen correcting, btnye to ius;ui o
love, not dread respect, net fear. -laerabcr,
yon are training and dutiiSii,g a;
Boul for. eteruity. , ,4,Bubj:jqur,fcUili.ren toi
wait, upon thettrselvea, -toimt- away aj bin
when doue witB it
liut do not lorcct that
j you were once a child.
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