OCR Interpretation


Ellsworth American. [volume] (Ellsworth, Me.) 1855-current, May 16, 1856, Image 1

Image and text provided by Maine State Library

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84022374/1856-05-16/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

Iff
S-'-t
£
| __
tr -- - ------
■m — ..... --•■ ' ■■■■ - ■■ - ■ ■ - ■ -- ■ --- —. " - ■ ■■■ ■ -■■■ ■■ ■ —
AMERICANS CAN GOVERN AMERICA WITHOUT THE AtD OF POPISH INFLUENCE.
VOLUME 2. ELLSWOR1 H, HANCOCK COUNTY, MAINE; FRIDAY MAY 16, 1856. NUMBER 16
■_ / _——
$l)c (Silstuortl) "A median
PURLI9 (F.t) RVEKY FUIDAT M MlVfHfl BY
IT K. SAWYER.
, S e t*4 the Town Building, on Main Street
iearly opposite Hancock Hunk.
EVELYN HOPlS
BY NORfcllT RhoWMIXO.
i Beautiful eel vn Hope t* dead!
■W% V\v. vau h by her *‘de an hour.
a mu u% nor book-shelf, this her 1 ed ;
She plucked th it piece of geranium Bower,
Br^nninj to die. too, in the glass
Little M!ia yet t>e»*n chang'd, I thi k —
f The shutters a e shut, no light inav pass
Save two lo; g r.ijs thro' he hinge*' t hing
Sixteen years o’d when she died '
t erliap* *h- had carrel \ heard my name—
It wa* not ht-r time to l«.v* ; beside.
Her life had many a hope t d aim,
Duties enough atid litt e cares.
And now sa« quiet, now as»ir.
Till Und's hand beckoned unawares,
And the sweet, white brow is all of her.
Is it too late, then, Evelyn llor e ?
V'iat ! your soul wu* p ne and true.
The good *tars met in yur horoscope.
M de you of sp rit. Hr*-, and dew —
And just beet use I wu» t i • m Id,
And our path* » 1 the world d v.-rged so w id.
F.a« h wa* naught to e-ich, must I be told*
We were t llow in *rials. naught i e*idc?
No indeed ' for Go I al*>ve
1-. great to grant, a* mighty to make,
, And create* the h»ve to rewanl the love.
1 I claim you still for my o *n lov •’* «ake '
I)elav-d. it may he, for more live* yet,
Through worlds I shall traverse, not a few—
Er»* th • time he come for taking you.
But the time will come— t last it will—
Whe» , Evelvn ope what meant, I shall ah;
In the lower e <rth in the years lo g still.
That body and soul *o pure and giy ?
Why your hair was amber. | -hall dc-ine,
Aud tour mouth of vnurown geranium's r •<
And what you would do with me, hi tine.
In the new lne come in the old oiia’s stead
1 have lived. I shall s«v, so much since then
(Jiven up myselt so mam times,
(rained me the gai*j* *• ^rations men,
Ransacked the,4 ’ died the dimes;
Yet one thing, one, >,t *• soul's full scope.
Either l missed, o. self mi«sed me—
And I want a^d '\»d you. Evelyn Hope!
What is t>ii r ihaijet us see !
1 loved you. • ‘ho while;
My heart seemed .oil as it could hold—
There was place and to spare tor me Irani
voting sm le
And the red young mouth and the hair'
to ng gold.
So hush ! — I will give you this leaf to keep—
S.-c, I -hut it inside the sweet, cold hand,
There, that is our secret ' go to sleep ;
You will w.ike, and remember, and un ler
stand.
The Printer * Devil and hi* Love
A printer’s devil was pierced in the heart
Wuh the charms of a little Miss,
Qu<*th he to the las-, **My dear, ere we part,
Let u- seal *»ur love with a ki*a”
The maiden replied, a* the imp she eyed,
**!>• *st think ihat I'i let you rev- I
Wh*-re others long befor** have vainly tr.el —
••No. no. I’ll not kiss the IK-vil !'*
Ye»rs rolled a ong, aed 'he sweet little lass
R-’came **n old sorrowful maid.
She hv< d like a queen—was ruh—but ala- ?
Hes eamv h»d all dec yed.
Once again tfiey meet, and the old m^n tried
To recall the former issue.
Bui he gnU smiled and only replied:
••The I) Ail now wouldn’t kiss you !"
MI ^CEI.ANEI US.
uow I w» \ r t\U,IM.,
ASD WHAT I CAUGHT
•*I do wish. Boh, vou would got tnai
tie 1!" crie.l my m th r, i nparie-itly. on
day aft -r she h id endured my compauy
whole long sum-.n r morning.
Th: a ligMtion »as by no means > n:
One, for 1 was fivc-an 1-thirty, and it ha
been ite- ited a id re t -rat -d hj'all in
f.-nily ever sin-e I was twenty five,
th refor - r -girded my moth -r * r in irk i
th-begnu-i; of a kin 1 of fintily nti
kl. anl r-sponded as usual. “iVhy s<
ma’am ?”
“Resaise’’she aisverel sh irtly d
▼iating somewhat from t.o Inoien trae!
-*it's high time."
“Granted.’’ said I.
‘•Ye». pursued my momer. "you
(id enough, and you’re rich enough, ar
jou're clever enough ; and why you don
jf>t married, I can’t see You would th<
be much happier than you now are. idlir
tbout here, with nothin.! better to do th
to follow an old woman about from cell
to pantry, putting yuur hands to eve
Vtof mischief which 'Satan finds for id
lunds to do*—and all for want of son
sensible employment.”
“Would patting a foolish wife be
eoisibleemployment ?’’ I asked laughin
“She need not be foolish,” sain n
Bother.
■But the wise virgin will not have me
I eplied. “and I will not have a fooli
on- i so you see, there is just my trouble
•You are too modest by half, ’ return
m; moth r, as she wis leaving the roo)
t pondered that last remark of t
aether’s. I thought it showed discei
amt and judgment, aud wondered mi
pcs pie were nut of het way of thinkir
Ike m'danoholy general reflection tl
Modest worth is almost sure to be and
toted, threw me into a pensive ana i;i
Mental mood, and snatching up ay 1
awl flshing-tacla. I sauntered out 'or
reverie under cover of my favorit • sp
The subject of my late conversati
continued to occupy my thoughts 1
truth is, my moth t was oot more anxit
to tee me married than I was to be
1 bed always regarded the married sti

fas any man's-ver did. at the pictur ■ m
’ | fancy drew of a loving family and hanp
hom >. But the mischief of it was.
| could not find any one to please me
| did not consider myself, nor mean to be
- over-fastidious; but am mg all the flat
fluttering, f-irb-lovvcd fine 1 ulics 1 met it
s ici -ty, I found so little h art, 1 coulc
not fall in love with 'hem. let me try a
I would.
It was truly a lament ibl<- case. Hen
w s I, a r a ly clever enough fel ow—wel
to io in the world—considered, as 1 kncv
wel' c loog'i, something of a c itch will
ing and anxious to be caught, and nohoih
skil ful enough t > do it.
Pondcrin this gloomy thought, 1 w in
d r -I on quite beyond my usual hounds
and it last, rather tiled. I clambered ii[
a steep r ek which overhung the hr >ok
had been following, and sit down to r--st
It w s a ru ■ summer scene—quiet au<
warm and bright—nicely shad -d. how v
or, ivlrrc I lay. and the cool sounds o
the rippling witer added just the onl;
charm possible, where all w..s so charm
ing.
I list-tie 1 with delight ; blit in doinj si
became s-nsible that he-ides ihe rcgula
monoton >us bubbling of the hrooket
there mingled other sounds of splishin;
water, w'rch occurre at irregular int r
vals. n-l which seemed to proceed Iron
below the rock on which I reclined M;
curiosity lei me to explore the mystery
I el -mber d to the top of the rock am
looked down over its forth st edge.
Cupid ! god of love ! how was 1 reward
od ! The rock on the side over winch
looked, descended sheer some fifteen o
twenty f'-ct, when a projecting ledge form
f»U a KlTlUor nmurai s .’Hi. uciU" nmui m
water ripple 1 Th" spot was quite hun,
over an.I sh ido l by trees a id thick shr .hs
It was a complete sylvan grotto, and with
in it as se-med most meet and tittiug
was its nymph.
A young girl, apparently about nine
te'n, sat on the rocky ledge, bathing he
feet Her attitude ami occupation ro
mmded in" strongly of the pretty pictur
we have all seen .n old fashioned annual
of Dorothea—except that my little b au
ty was evi l-ntly giv.anJ fresh, and Ine
lv. while Dorothea in the picture is won
ry and a id.
I could not make up im mind for i
time to dist rb so charming a seen . am
th. reforc centime U to ga* ■ in silence- fron
| my lurking-place.
| Ah! those fluinty little white fort
! with tlc-ir pink-tipped toes, which glea n
I ed so f;ir through the clear waier—.
Ifltsh-dfor a moment ibove surface
fling-ng about the bright glittering drops
an l th-n plunging again beneath tnc coo
blue—never shall 1 f iget them! Th.
graceful lv bent head with its bright gold
en curls and braids, ag iust which n iv
and then the sun sparkled from a chinl
I in the Dufy screen—th.. lovely necK an,
1 arm—the cheek d dicately tinted witl
.1 pink, of which I now and then caught
1 glimpse, form'd a picture more enchant
ing than mything I have ever imagined
| Mur’ than all the pertect innocence an,
l modesty which arco npained all ttie mow
!m rata of my sw-et Diana charm d m
I ceen m ire than her b i.iuty.
i My he ,rt of ice suddenly burst into
| flame. ••Heavens!" cried 1 to myselt. s
. I felt it thumping against my side
I ‘ wh it is this new sensation? Hob Brow
, your hour is com You’re in love !
" | At the moment I c,ni‘ to this conch
sion. the float on my fishing iin -■ ilruppc
a the feet of my charmer, and im ned
lately—well. I'm not going to lay >a oi
ray eonfid mtial public in account of i
my delic.t’and skillful manaui rmg
-no igh. that within half an h.ur 1 w.
seated s-ci illy by my water fairy's si I
trving to look as much like Neptune (
I Masanie lo or any other water h to, l di
not eaf whic i, as I could. 1 g,vc a s!
I tweak or two to my shirt collar to mal
it lie losvn sailor fishion, turn vl back m
wrist-bands, and kept my hat careful
*’ which w is growing thin might no be ol
served, and fl«‘* * a >*,j^tr i ^
pr »i, >,cll in ny new role.
’* Nora— 1 soon discovered h r swe
name—was most charmingly gay ar
chatty. No prudery, or t.mug us i
(j ’Til, rntfl d tho current of her chi I llik
j innoc'nt thoughts. She wasaoireie
n child at play, glad of a playfellow.
if l would have joyfully lingered fi
hours in th it enchanted grotto ; b it c
long Nora rose and sauntered forth,
followed, end avoringto beguile the Hoi
I* ery way she led me as agreeably for h
* as the wolf did for Little lied Kidii
Hood, while schemes, as deep laid ai
appropriate, though less blood thirs
toward my innocent companion, formi
themselves in my mind.
• | 1 was never in such spirits. I w
,,' charmed with myself in the novel chara
'. tor of wooer. The railroad rapidity wi
\. which my drama proceeded excited n
", In one s'lurt hoar 1, t ie unpregn iblo, t!
: flinty h’artcd. had not only fallen hei
n' lover heels in lovs myself, but also 1 tti
^ tered mvsell—»unt mum | of all 'lung'
hate a boaster.
However, as I ban said. I was in hi,
**j spirits and excited, aud among other nu
*' sense vent ired at last to say, iauguiugl
. “Do you know, sweet Nora, that i hs
. been haunted by (^singular presentuni
ever since the moment 1caught a glim|
*.of y°u '’
I "What is it ?” asked she smiling,
he « That ym will one day bo my wife
ug I exclaimed, with tho bold emphasis
lo conviction and determination.
,tc Nora burst int the merriest of iaugl
and at tue seme moment turned into a 1
r tic path which id down from the door of
■ a rosc-wroathe.l cottage. A young ami
! h indsome gentleman advanced hastily to
i meet us. and Nora with the demurest of
, mischievous smiles, courtesie 1 low, as she
, presented “i er hu-band:’’ I saw the
i mingled look of ooqu- try. mischief, and
| curiosity, which she stole at me fr m un
i der her downcast lashes: 1 sa v the diffi
culty she had to ropress hoi merriment—
i I sow what a fool I had been making of
myself, and I turned proeipttat.lv to fly.
Xora’s puit up laughter now hurst forth:
peal alter peal rung on the air and 1
hear 1 my tormentor call aft r me, “I’ray.
pray, sir angler, return, and I will show
you my bahv !"
Well, ladi s and gentlcm n, ’tis tw m
tv years from that day to this ; hut I am
ahichelo- jet, and t suppose I always
. shall be ; for 1 am as far off as ever from
find ng my id ml.
I cannot say the adventure I have nar
: rated had any very deep or l isting effect
•! upon me—and yet it h id though ; for
since that same summer, af’ernoon 1 have
j n ver gone angling, and if ever I chance
i to see a sidy girl paddling h 'f fe t in wa
■ j t t. 1 run as if ten thous .nil girls were af
, ter me.
Worth Remembering.
i It is ii i wli.i! we miii, but wlr.it we
s ive, th;»i uiikes us ncu. I is nut what
we ♦•it, but vviiit w» ilitic-sf that mak* s us
[,iat. I* ui n *i what we reatl, but whar we
I remember, that makes u* le ru**-I.
.1 A'l this i« very simple hut it is worth
[ membe.itiu.
K manI'M Foc.m* Oct.-The new kttij;
j. | Ai•V"ini » is a chilstiali, ami he has
’f a:i.'lt^tied tioih polygamy anil >l »v*'ry, the
i v> »* 111 >i . t u i.«'i > - ti IULU i nr a i loti uriiiu'i'
acy oi thi* Country *s trying to extend
anil legalize in Kansa* Mini Utah I he
• king. Thedoru*, v\l»»le warmly encourag
ing .ill tir proteslxiit missionaries, ha*
D.nisiien the Kumau * am.-lie one-; the.-e
' (1 iiier had become very oilimi- to itie pen
1 pie by their a'bnr.iy, highhanded conduct
| Hi.d their downfall give.- gip.it joy.
"| Whitewash f.»R Hit IIoise and
‘ I Fenc»-..— Take a clean barrel t iai wo.
’.boll water. Pot into n half a im-hel cn
quicklime, aild s'*”* It by pm ring OVI
k i n U tiling water, Miffi .oil to «*ioer it bun
l j live inches deep, and stirringii min
l;-lack»d. When q me -hiked, addin.
I p aind- of-iilphate zm« w uch may b
> nad at any ot the druggist- and one •>.
1 co.niiion salt which in x few days will
ca'i-e whiu w ish to harden on the woo.
• W >rk. Aids fficenl vVH«er t • bri tg It to
• the (i si t ncy > f duck W . l-*wa-h.
1 j To hi ike tlie rilfVe W.|-h nt a ple*:ti
■ cream c..| *r .,dd 3 Id- yellow o«*hae.
’! F *r fawn color, a id 4 Ids. umber. 1 Id.
r Indian lied, and 1 hi. lampblack.
‘ For grey -*r stone color, add 4ib-. raw
^ umber and *2 lbs. lamplilack.
i, The coior may be put on with a com
i moii whitewash bru-h, and Will be foil ml
' | much mo e tlur.ble mao c mn.ui whin*
• *aash.—Scientific American,
1 ---
. No m in can do anything agimst his
» w.ll „Snd a iiietaphysiciai:. Fanil -iid
| Pat,” 1 tiad a tiro*her who went r» B t
i any It ay against In- w ill.”
’*It b. you *.,y thity- u believe most
^ di-ea-es are con' g»oti«. H w 1-aig have
; yon etileriamed SoC • notion- ! , ,,Fver
since I -at al -ng sole of a bln*—c ved girl
I and caught the pi'pna ion of the heart."
Trite I) »ctk*ni -So uecps-ary islun »o
j th»* mmd tha' a imp p >ilo*..nher says that
if Voil should build schools without p'a\«
igrou ds. nobody would get beyond -hn't
i dir si'in in a lifetime.
r £7\S on*1 years ago in a country town
^ in M a-sachii-eti** tiiere lived a po. r old
) w in in who used to pick cranberries. Oof
c dnv. when<he was picking them from laud
■ which was priv.fe property, the ownei
V i L ' I . L .I- . L CL.
11 immediately turned to linn and made lie
'■ following p.>li"0'il reply :
“ •‘I' o BO mil woman -ei-in >-’ii-,
Refnre ihecranlierry laws b-gim,
51 Yon may make law- and 1 * uni unnd* en
d F,tf |'|i pii'U cranberries wherever 1 cat
’* find ’em.
h —Boston Atlas.
is! ____
I rif^U is now evident lhat two sets O'
>T Democratic delegates s^nt from New- Yorl
. to the Cincinnati Convention, cannot bt
* uni'cd. and that the state will be lost tc
,* that party.
ig THr.PoRTFo .lo. The Yankee Blade i>
id to be merged in Sleeper's Por Iblio, ami
:y I ha iwn will hereafter be conducted hy
id Capi Sleeper ami son. under the n un*
Jot the latter The Purilol o is now one oi
tslnnr oio-i popular weeklies' and has atlai
s- i tied a wide circulation.
* -.
e I Col. Fkcwont mot .. a Catholic am
m 1 SlavkHOI.dbk The charge against Col
>d Fremont, of being a Catholic and-lave,
t* hoder. is thus mei by Hon. C.C. Chaf
1 fee. Member of Congress for the 10th
Massachusetts Dsitneii —
(h 11,01-e of Ktjirfwitatiers. I
■' Washington, Ap'd 2d 1~5<I. |
y* To the Edihtra i fihe Springfield Rep
19 The fallowing note I sent to the,
Bt American,, nn t’.a 6th inRt, ami again m
90 me IQ b. S‘>l seeing II Ml ibal paper'I eon
cfitded they do mu iniend lo publish n
and ss !• is a -imple act ol jo-tiee on mi
■' pin in correct the uiUrepresentatiou, I asl
of you to publish ii:
To the SpNuleld Daily American: -
i*. | | notice in vur p iper .if the 7ih in-t
t-1 yQu call Col' John C. Freiuout a "Calb
ilir dint -nv.liodrl.,. Tins i■‘•imply uw*
roe. C. l F. in it ine.iibi*r of the P.ioiejldiit
K|H«’"I|mi I'hurrli in out a si. Vfhniitrr and
tv• nsiy opposed loth• Iutility iSUtmsio»
ol sureiy Aim p^lnlly vm'Sk
C. C CHAFFEE.
A CONQUERED PEOPLE
Vie bespeak lor the tin nappy and op
pressed pe ople o| Kmsas ihe sympithv
•o»d a>§isii.nce of their brethren m other
Common wealths. The honest and sturdy
emigrants, who went into that wilderness
t 'establish homes and to found a Stab* in
which freedom should he sti-'lined arid
Ireeiiioii protected, hate oeen subjugat'd
by the Missouri invader*, and hv the
troops of tho Federal Government. Ttte>
are a c n<| »er*d people. I hey ate just as
much slaves as (tie negroes upon a pl ui
tniou. \t this inotne it th»»re is uostich
thing as f eednm m K msa-. Military
fuce always the ready resort of despot
ism, is now employed by theG■•vermneiit
of this c-*tjtitry to c imp* 1 obedience to a
code too harbnous f*r a savage people,
and utterly unworthy of the respect of a
cniiiz d co.iuouitiiy. ft is well tor ns tnj
und* r-tand the harlttri-m into which we
are pitinging. There arc times in which
only the plainest and most unmistakable
language is ihe most becoming. The
people of this country ought founders and
the hii.-ioe-i in which tliair dragoons are
emp'med. These mercenaries are eti
t rcing laws which it is every man's duty
to re* ist—laws in ruzapanami with which
the statutes ol S'. Petersburg and Vienna
appear righteous— laws which are utterly j
incompa ib' with either the letter or
spirit of the Coii-tituuori of the United
Slates Unless we, the peopli , in whom
i' the sole political power, utter a stem
remiKt* 1*1 me m i.iriou* ntisiness in w men |
ihe Government is en^agt d, we ought to j
l»e and we shall lie meered at through *ui
tile world, as ihe m<»t dastardly traitors
t• * treed in, as the aPs.issiiiatoiu o* that
iinert) t«» which we have professed de
votion.
Mr. Sheriff J • •nr-, as he styled himself,1
although he was tin more Sheriff**' Doug*
la' Conuiy than «d SutF *k County. Me*
-achu.-ett-, lias heeu shot in the hack
6 nnebody, goaded to desperasiou by we
do ii«»t know Wil li outrages *.'«*<-*•» :
♦ . t...M» fit* quo to* h>r a tune. The
i> t is il• I to be and ra tiiot be defended ;
md we are glad t» see that t ie hoi.eat
| nett nt Lawrence Have already disavowed
t. Hut t will r»*»t do, it Would be neither
f*tr, nor generous nor manly to judge ton
arshly any action int • which t ie people'
l Kans is may he driven. 'Phe simple
I utn *s ( uid it may ju-t <s well as in the
t ted), that litis •iiiloriuriat4 people have
•een mi pestered, t»az*d and badgered, so
srassed by day and try uignt, th-tiury is,
toe n»o*t n .turd tiling in the world, and
•oar** tie In,it- of tury. Phis Jones
vent t» Lawrence expressly to make
t nutile. Men were arrested upon the
nio-t triv i;11 pr. t xts .houses were searhed;
a sv*t»*m «»f esjiioii ig»* the mosi repulsive
t» hi A Merman citizens was e-trdished
A f llow vv o utul.r takes to indulge in
these amusein* at*, in the midst of w free
people x id at the expense of .in intelli
gent community usually gets his quietus
bef re ail is over.
Submission to the territorial laws is out
of the question Congress must interfere
to protect Lawrence from a military des
potism. Let there be immediute and pos
itive action. Let u* save ourselves from
the sc in lul of being tyrants and oppress
ors. L t us r'member that this i- sup
posed to b • a Republic. Kansas at this
mom ut has better and more righteous
reasons tor a r'volution than our beloved
f iref ithers ev r had or pretended to have.
II comp irison with the Baronial code t ie
Mump Act was the merest bagatelle. Hut
for their love of the country, these harass
ed settlers would long ago have bee i in
open revolt In God s name, let us hav
un end of this wretch >il misiiunnmoment.
B »tun Atlas
The following suiiiarv of news is from
A M.IH* n if—
Maine Item*. The Ca.hnlic church
in Ell'Wnrih was buried on Sundiy
leg nsupposed io li ivc been ilie work
of in incendinry.—• 1 new post .fine lias
been established ai Souili l.ilieriv, Wal In
Co., and 1. B Piermnnl ha- been appoin
led (Hisiiiiasier.—They are agitating tlie
question of ereeliiig a mark* I hou-f ill
Pord nd.—I he Pi-uuiacui telegraph co.
jure pulling up u line from Bai g»r in
H mu ■ It on. Ih> m lung of the posts is al
ready commenced between H iiigor and
OldiO vn, —A hoarding house in Or.mo,
owned by the propri uors of the lii.m
mils, wa> h i lied on Sunil iy last.— \u
old man named TehSett*, qune deal, re
cently rem ved 'ioui Alliens lo Augusta,
was run over an l killed by the cam near
llie latter place mi the iiilnJ. A work
man named John Barry was caughi by a
hell at the in .chine shop of the P ..riland
company, Puriland, on ifie ill li ami in
jured soiliai He died in less man an hour.
The workmen in the shop made up hw
widow a collection of Si 1 0 — The new
act for iha orgi ijiijon and disciplining
ihe militia of Maine consist* of ana him
lied and iweutv seven sections, ocrupys
mg over foil columns of I'he Age »•
small type,—sG'O T, Barren, u well
known dealer tit books and periodical* al
Biuuawiek died suddenly on .Monday week
it the Baili hotel, in Uaib. from conge*
'ion of the lungs.—The fust .day trial nl
•Ip. P..riland fire engine* camel some
■Oinmntion among the religious people id
■hut city.
Hon X J D. Full-r left for Washing
toll uu Xliusday morning last.
Mr. Boappard Ootams -A mt."
Every Tu sday, C aptain Lewis Pills
bury drives down from the pc etoutiary
for the purpose of taking up such prison
ers as receive “condign" punishment a
the Court of Sessions. On these occa
lions hr'p ills up his ostabiishin.nt,
large one-horse wagon, in front of th
City II dl. C’apt P. did this on Tuesua
last. He drove down ab mt noon, hitch
e.t his horse to a p st. and w nt in o th
jail, to "burn a torch' witu the sherit;
Lewis sin >Ues th ■ li st Hacannas. thre
fora quarter. While he was lighting hi
eigir, and t iking a in rmorandum of th
prisoners, an old-fashioned ol I gent cam
along with a bundle under bis arm Th
oltl-iushioned old gent saw Officer Wiki
Ien. .vith wlium h j entered into converse
tion ;
‘VVhose w igon is this 'ere ?*
*A gentleman's who resides just out c
the city.’
•l i which direction?'
■Wist!’
•Wend r if he would not give m"
lift, anl let me ride as far as the Chcrr
Val ey turnpike ? I'm very tir 'd, bavin
tramped over thirteen miles since mot
ning.’
•i et you i de ! Of course he will.—
Get in. and take' a b .ok seat.’
The oil gent accepted the inv tatiu:
and gut ii. lie was just adjusting him
self comfurtably when Pillsbury returnc
from the jail.
Pillsbury seeing an old man with a bun
die in the wagon, and an officer standin
by the side of it came to the conolusio
that the ioini r was "under conviction,
while the latter was keeping watca ovc
him.
In a moment after this, the p diceina
marched out of the I ity Hall with ihre
ladies an I seven g"iitlemen— •‘convicts
going up for various terms, from thii t
days o six mouths. I bc ladies and gen
tinmen having taken their seits. < aptai
Lewis juin );d in, introduced a twenf
shilling w.lip to the attention of a 810
horse, and started for the Pcnitentiar;
The old gmtlem n t ilkcd with the ne
comers in .1 friendly manner, and th ing!
for t ie time bein ; th t he h id got in tl
mostagre able suciety that he had yet mi
with sine he left “V r.noun1.”
At the top of Stato street the old ma
said, "hold on."
Mr 1‘illsbury said, “silence "
Old gent said, “don't want to go fu
ther."
Mr. I’illslmry said, “q lite likely, bi
he must ask him to finish up the iide.’
01.1 gent insisted that business calli
him to tie Cherry Vail y turnpike.
Mr l'il shury said, ho wo ilU have
postpone it to a more auspicious perio
I Ud gent persisted in getting not.
Mr. 1'illsbury said, if he undertook
he would "shoot" im down.
Old gent S lid, "such conduct is ou
rigeous," and wanicd to snow what
meant ?
Mr 1‘illsbury said he would drop hi
t line by the next mail, and let Inui imo'
Old gent said it he didn’t stop Uie We
nil he'd jump out.
Mr. l‘illsl>ury said, if he did he'd chui
him in again.
1 ho otit gentleman undertook to jum
j .t he was caught “in the centre, ’ in
nude to take his scat 111 the bottom
me wagon.
In tms condition he reached the I’ei
umtiury.
•Wuat place is this ?’
■A cnair tactory—jump out and take
uik.’
■Chair factory! I want no chair fuel
les. I tell you again. 1 ve go*, busmi
II th. Cherry Valley furnpike, aud cai
.ool away my time looking at rat-tan.
t he protest, however, did no good. 1
old gent was bundled out. lie v
lurcued into the receiving ruom, whi
10 was “astonished past belief." lie v
in.tressed, and Ivlorc he could enter a p
list, was soused into a bathing tub, ri
ben do a n witn a sol t brick, and instal!
!•..« ,*vwww uo •
siw. ' He was th'U reg.sterod and si
to toe shop for a j >b of wo k. Here
indig a ion broke out afresh, and was ri
idly 1 a ling to a rebellion, when one
the k epers proposed *o give him
showering.” Inst a I of that he was loi
ed up in a cell. This finished up the 1
sin 'ss on Tu sd iy evening. On Wedu
day. .*• r. PilUbury was down the stre
called at tue Police Olfice, and entei
iuto conversation with Whalen.
■Got a q icer old customer at the Pe
tentiary!’
•Who is he ?’
•Tha old fellow 1 took up yestcrd.i
•What! the old mm with the buud
who sit in the back part of the wagot
‘The same, tie is the queerest acti
prisoner 1 over saw.'
‘Prisoner! Why, ho is no prison
He is an old chap that gut in the wag
f r the p irposc of lidiog to the top
j Washington s rect.'
•How did bo get in the w«gop ?’
•1 told bin be ewght. Uiiln't ba t
you?'
•Of eourse pot. I would sot give b
a chance.'
The reeub of tbi» interview may
very easily guessed. Mr. P. diecovei
that be had made a mistake, and m ide
speed to rectify it. As soon as bo o n
return to the Penitentiary ne released i
old gent, and apologised. The old u
said,
•Want no apologies| man that shai
my head h is got to pay for it'
Saying this, the old gent seized
bundle, -la n.ncd to the ha 1 door, a
game into tha city. He called at the j
lice office ami made the aequo utaucc of
- Counsellor Brice. Brice h ard ihe story.
, and immediately commenced a suit for
. false imprisonment, li; lays the dama
t ges ai S i.000. The old gut resides ill
- Burlington. His uauie is S. W. Sh.-p
, paid. Should a verdict be rendered
. against Captain 1’. 'arucy Whalen should
i at least "go h lives." Let us hope that
. bo will do so. State Po ire Tribune:
Gilbert Stusit,
The Yankees have boao-ne notorious
lor their question-asking propensity, and
s yet sometimes John Bull exhibits so re
markably a developement of this trait, we
m..st conclude that Jonathan and John
are at leist co.isius. A good anecdote is
related of Gilbert Stuart, a celebrated
American portrait painter, whose replies
p-.i/.zl d the inquisitiveness of his English
tra'eliiug companions, in their attempts
‘ to find out liis calling.
On one occasion Stuart was travelling ]
m a stage coach, in England, with some I
gentlemen who were strangers to him. ■
1 but all of whom were sociable and full
I \ of auim ition. His brilliant convcrs ition
>|al powers attracted much attention, ar, 1
■, his companions became desirous to ,now
| who an.l wliut he was. They asked man
* | roundabout questions to find out his c dl
I ing r profession. .Mr. Stuart answered,
II with a grave face and ascrious tone that
": he sometim. sd.cssed gentlemen's and la
11 dies' hair.
| "You are a hairdresser, then,’’ remark
’ | ed one of his companions, inquiringly.
’| "W’hat! Slid he; "do you take in-I
) for a bar ner ? ' !
j "1 beg vour pardon, sir. but I inferred I
r; ii Irom wimt yo i sai i. If 1 mistook you, I
• may 1 take tne liberty to a.sk you what |
1; you do tuliui ?"
, . "*>ny. i sor’etimes urnsli a gentle
man's cu.it or hut, and sometimes adjust
f a cravat.-’
••O, you are a Vulct, then, to sonic no
* blt-mm."
f "A valot 1 Indue I. air. I am not. 1
^ am not a servant—to be sure, l make
■ coats and waistcoats for gentlemen.-'
' ; "G, yon aie a tailor J ’
c j "Tailor 1 l>u 1 look like a tailor' I
'- assure you 1 never handled a goose, nth
I er than a ro isted one.”
J *y this time the passengers were in a i
11; roai and one of them exclaimed—
I "What are you then r ’
"ill tell you,” said Stuart. "Be as
r" | sured all 1 have said is literally true. 1
dress hair, brush huts and coots, adjust a
II cravat, and make coats, waistooats and
! breeches, and likewise bools anil shoes at
^ your service."
"Oho, boot and shoemaker, after all."
° "Guess again gentlemen. I never
^ h ind.ed boot or shoe but lor my own feet
and legs ; yet ail I have told you is rtriet
it ,, '
11 ly true
"We may as well give tip g- easing,
t- then." remarked one of the party.
Alter checking hia laughter, he said to
'them, very grave; "now, gentlemen, I
11 will not play tho foul with you, but will
' tell you on my honor hs a geutlennn,
>" i bona tine my profession. I i>el my b ead
-by ma'.inj fuce.-." He then screwed his
*'000111011.1110'', and twisted the lineaments
I his visage in a manner such as Samuel
P’ F ote or Charles Matthews might have
,a auvied.
W hen his companions, after loud p-als
of laugnti r, had composed themselves,
each took credit to himself for having, all
the while suspected that the gentleman
belonged to the theatre, and now they all
il knew that he must be a comedian by pro
fession. But to their utter surprise, he
°" assured them th it lie was never on the
ISS I stage, and very raiely saw the inside ol
1 1 j any theatre, ilis companions now looked
! at hiui and each other in astonishment.
hei lielore parting, Stuart laid to his com
j p inions :
ucuuii.uou, win uuu luai an 4
18 have said of my various employments is
“* comprised in tnase few words : l am a
“* portrait painter If you will call at Johr
ct* I'ulmur’it V.,,k Buildings, I.onaon, 1 shall
°* be ready and willing to brush your coal
ut or bat, dress your hair, supply you, if ir
11S need, with wig. of any la-hion or dimen'
lP* 1 sions, accommodate'you with boots 01
'•r shoes, give you ruffles or cravats, anc
"a ] make luces tor you."
*’ | On parting with him at the inn, thoj
begged leave to inquire in what part •>
ls" England he was horn?
'lj He replied, “I was not horn in Eng
ua laud, Wales, Ireland, or Sootand.
Here was another puzzler for them
11 ’ “Where tiieu!'’ was their eager inquiry
“1 was boru at Narragmset," was hi:
, reply.
y “ >V here's that ?”
■®: “Si\ miles irom Pottawoona, and ter
miles from Popp .squash, and about foui
'd miles west ot C onnecticut, and not fai
Irom the spot wher - the famous battle
!r' with the Pequots was fr.ught,"
_ in whrt part of the East Indies is tha!
°* sir?" was the response.
"East Indies, m» dear air! It is in the
state of Rhode Island, between Maae»<
iU abusetuand the Connecticut Kiver.”
m Fl«ur is qa»ted IB New Y«rk si
whul^ale, at a traction under six dollar*
“c a barrel.
ed ■
‘l! Foux Kaox—BucKsfoBj-.-wvWork
. has again been resumed upon the fartih
cation with a largs gang of men- Licui.
J. 1). Kurts has beau appotmed to the
supurinten Jency of the work in place oi
e» Maj. Eraaisr.—J\J«i cury.
lis One dollar bank bills on the Broadway
Rank South Boston, altered to fives, arc
o- in circulation.
& WIFE IN E£iA3x AND A HUE
BAND IN FIDGETS
The deed is accomplished. My wife
ias got a piano. ‘ and now farewell the
aunquil mind—■farewell content and the
.-vernng pap-rs and tire big cigars that
nuke ambition virtue—oh, farewell!
And uli, ye mortal engines, whose rude
ihroats the immortal Jove’s dread al.im
irs counterfeitbut stop. I can't bid
.h-m farewell, for one ot them has ju it
u rived.
It com? on a dray. Six men carried it
nto the pirlor. and it grunted awfully,
[t weighs a ton. shines like a mirror, and
ias carved Cupids climbing up its limbs.
And such lungs—whew! My wifi ha>
ximmonc .-<1 to'practice, and the first timi
■he touch-d tho machine. I thought w;
alt? in the midst of a thunder storm,
ind the lightning h ul struck the crock
;ry chests. The cat, with tail erect,
look a bee line for a particular friend
rpon the hack fence, demolishing a six
dulling pine of glass. The baby awoke,
md the little feilow tried his best to beat
;!n- instrument, b it he didn t do it. It
10 it him. A teacher h<a been intre
1 need into the house. He says he is the
ast of Napoleon's grand army. He
rears a huge mustache, looks at me
iorc.-ly, smells of gariic, and goes by the
lame of C -unt liun-away-and-never
lome-baek-again-by. He played ail ex*
;mct do "pera the other night. He run
lis fingers through his hair twice, Hun
grinned, then he cocked his eyes up at
;he ceiling, like amonkay hunting flies,
,h?n down came ne of his lingers, and I
leard a delightful sound, similar to that
induced by a cockroach dancing upon
;he tenor string of a fiddle. Down came
tuouuT , uuu j na-i ii.Timiucn ui uuj
wind whistling through a knot hole in a
acn coop, lie touchud his thumb, and
l thought 1 was in an orchard listening
lo the distant braying of a jackass. Now,
tie ran his lingers along the keys, and I
thought of a boy rattling a stck upon a
picket fence. All of a sudden ho stopped,
and 1 thought something had happened.
Then down came both lists, anil Oh.
Lord! such a noise was never beard be
fore. 1 thought a hurricane had struck
the house, and the walls were caving in,
l imagined 1 was in the cellar, and a ton
of coal falling upon my head. 1 thought
the machine h id burst, when the infernal
noise stopped, and 1 he rd my wife ejac
ulate—
• Exquisite!’
• What the douce is the matter ?’
The answer was—
• Why. dear, that's La Somnambula !'
' Somnambula' thought 1; and thu
Count rolled up his sheet of paper. He
rails it music ; but for the life of me, I
can't make it look like any thing else
than a rail fence with a lot of juveniia
niggers climbing over it.
Before that instrument of torture came
into the house, I could enjoy myself, but
now every clatneo woman in the neigh
borhood must be invited to hear the new
piano, and evey time the blasted thing
shrieks out, like a locomotive with the
bronchi ts. 1 have to praise its tones, when
the invited gues1 s are playing, I have to
say—
‘Exquisite!’ ‘Delightful!' ‘Heavenly!'
and all Ruch trash, whi c at the same
time, I know just as much about music
las a blind codfish There are more tup
j ing hammers than comforts in our house,
land and 1 wi-h the inuntor of tho pi
ano was troubled w ith a perpetual night
I mare, and obliged to sleep in one ol his
iinstrumcnts.il his life. As for myself,
I hud rather put my head under a tin pan
and be drumed to death with a pair of
smoothing iron , than hear La Somnatn
! bula or any other lat thumped out of *
piano. Scatter pennies in front of my
i house, and draw together all the wander
ing minisircls in the city—hand organs,
banjos, fi dies, timborincs, rattling
bones and fish horns; let juvenile mon
keys crawl into my windows in search of
at midnight by the cry 01 murder ; ring
the fire bells and have a devil of a time
generally—do all this, and 1 will not
complait ;—but banish tbe pianos ! Mv
piano has got to |gn. 1 am going to
launch the infernal thing out of the win
dow the first daik night, and, my friends.
■ I advise you to sleep with cotton in your
I ears, or when she gives her. dying grunt,
• you’ll think you've fallen out of bid. or
I a fallen stir has gone to roost on your
housetop.
! For the information of ‘Young Ameri
ca, I wi i state that all the pieces of brass
wire and ivory keys they are welcome to,
j but the skeleton I want for a refrigerator.
I Ssd Accident.- A little- son of Mr, l\
Bridges, Buck-.pun, on Tuesday -lust,
j while playing on a pile of board* (ell off,
and was very severely injured in the fate
and head.^ His life i* despaired of,
Mg. Mach on Fmmoht.-—Hon. Dan
iel Marh, of Indiana, writes to the Indi
ana Courier in Savor of Cel FpxMot'e
nomination fur tfio Pmjtjcucy. ^
#ey*:
“ Man of ovary sb«4o of anti-il*«wy
sentiment can unite on Fremont without
the chayga of being inconsistent. Ho
bos not participated is any of the trou*
bios existing but ween the Know Nothing
;><r u, »pd the Republicans p<r n All
can go fe*>£■*- Again, all the Young
America of thooountry will go for him i
and further, he is • Dnmtrra*. Gad of
your gagacity can readily ees the point* I
make, »nd appreciate their bearing*. The
strong current* here ell fever Frumoot
decidedly."

xml | txt