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THE American Artiat' Union, would renpect
fullv announce to the citizen of the Cuitod
States and the Canada, that for the purpose of
cultivating a taste for tha lino arta throughout
. the country, and with view of enabling every
imuj w iracumo porcestsa q a gallery of tu
graving. By tie JFlrat Artists ef the Aga,
; They have determined, in order to erit an
.. - 'Uosive tale for their enmvimra: and thua not
. only give employment to 4 large number of artist
, and others, but inspire among our countrymen a
tart for work a of art, to present to the purcha.
era of their engravings when 850,000 of which
resold, . , -.-.. . -. , . .;, .;-., .
850,000 OUTS, ef tha Aetna! Coat ef '
... .v- H0,ftM. , .
, Each purchaser of a One Dollar Engraving,
therefore, receives not only on Kagraving rich
'U worth the money, but aluo & ticket which enti
tle him to one of the Gift when they are dia-
For Five Dollars a hiffhlr finished Enrravinc.
beautifully painted in Oil, and five Gift Ticket,
wtll be snt;or Five Uollara worth of apleodid En-1
graving can be selected from the Catalogue.aud
. i . i
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LIST OF GIFTS.
100 Marble bustsof Wmhingtouat 1100
100 " Clay J00
-lOO J V " Webster , loo
100 ' Calhoun loo
10 alegnnt Oil Paintings, la aplen-
did gilt frames, siie8x4ft,eah 100
100 eiegatn Jil 1'eintiugs, m ft.
.. each, ;.,,.'.,. j
600 steel plate Engraving, fcrfl
4; liantly colored moil, ricligitt
' frames, 84x50 i". each. v .
, 10,000 elegant ateel plate Engra
vings, ; eolored in oil,, of the
T Wasliington Monument, !Wx2tf
In. each.- . '
Mf ,ooo stool plateengraving,frm
10 .. 6,00
. IW ainarent plates now in pos
. aesim of and owned by the '.
' Artists' Union, of the market . -'
value of from SO ots to $1 each,
1 Irst-olass Dwelling, iu 81at St.,
' H.Y.ctt."-.-.--...,-' v- ';.
82 Building Lots in loOand 101 at., .
" N.T.cliy.eaeb 85x100 ft. deep lflOO
100 Villa Sitaa, eontaiuing each ' '
-;,,.. 10,000 tq. ft ia tba-aubarba vf ?.:
T,' H. V. eity, and commanding a ,
. mignifioent view of the Hud- '.
1 eon River and Long Island 1
Sound. nt 1 ' '
600 , 80,000
. 4 perpetual loan of cash, without
' j interest or aeeuritvof$250each
69 '' do. do. do. , loo
-100 '"'do. ' do. ' do.- w'.y
H5o do. j . do. i ,i do. , SO ''.'
SOO do.? do. do. S
' Referenr in rnfrard to the Real Estate. F. .1
Vuhchib k Co.. Real Extate Brokers, New York.
v Order, (pott paid.) with money erioloned.to be
. addressed, . J. W, HOLBROOKK, Seo.
605 Hroadway, If. Y,
. f"The Engravings in the Catalogue are now
rsaay ror delivery. , i K- . , ,ov. 1, 1354.
' O . A L D IC I C II ,
! h .. bBAr.aa in-.', '
TTtAT t rT a oo tit a -nw nrrn
' VfUiNA, utiAoo- W AKJli, Jl 1 U.,
. israxain oireet, cucinnau, umo.
Trench China , -. ;: . ,,. .
Oold Band, China and Tea Ware;'
White Bunk, dining and tea ware: . .. ;
"White Ironstone Ware t
Dining, Tea and Toilet Ware:
Painted, Ware; - - .
, . , Common White and Edge Ware; -,
' Girondo!e: Bolar Lamps;
i-i Plated 8poons. Forks and Butter Knives; "
' Plated and Britannia Castors; ;
. ' ( Oerman Silver Table and Tea Spoons;
Guarded and plain Lanterns; ,
' Utaware, every variety;.-)
' -Waiteraand Tea Trays;
i,. foreign and Domestic Cutlery; .
, .Britannia Ware.. , , , Sept. 28
7,''.'"' ILebanon Citixcn' eopy.J
, .... , . . Saddlery..
A complete stock of evervthlne-lnthislinc.for
The Quaker and the Lawyer.
"Friend Broadbrim." said Zenhania Strait
lace to his master, a rich Quaker, of the city
of Biotherly Love-, "thou canst not eat of that
Jeg of mutton at thy noort-tiUe table to-day I
' " W herefore not I" asked the good Quaker.
! 'RjiailCA ttiA. Ana IliAt nrAtn int h -in thai
fon;ofBpIialwhom the world calleth Lawyer
roxcrar, bath come into thy nantry and stolen
IfllVflX F ha L .... .U iLu hIiih aiiJieU on
. it; yea, andie hath devoured it." ' '
1 "Beware, Friend ZeDhania. of bearing false
' yitness against thy neighbor I . Art thou, sure
- it was Fneriil ' Porernft'a domestic animal t"
! "Yea, verily, f saw It with my eyes, and
. ; was Lawyer Foxcrafl's doe. even Pmch'em."
. ' ; v i'un w imi evil iiiiici am ws iiucim
,ifT- ... L . . . ' I . . i f-I I II
-"V ,.-', .i . i . . 1-1
v ,: , 'S"eu iiie Harmless, ieciary,,?as ;ne. wenueu
V- .his way to his neighbor's office. .
. ' " rnenu unpus," said ne, ,"i want to as
. : thy oDtniort."' .''.-"';-f-,:f-'i -
. .. i, i.i .n-l..ll .. ...ik-
''H;V-''r'!.8ol'lKnfc Friend Foxdraft. that my dog
bad gone into my neighbor.; panlr nd stolen
C0ttid cM tim bv name what ooeht X toco
i,11i r b,!W??nnI,,!
an be clearer." ". 11 ;
hliZtt tX ?1 m ,ele Piuch em-
. . paniry, ,e ra.'tton'or
f ? ! Chich i paid for it in the market this morn
7 J"" ui iuur sniiunKsanu iiAueuur,
--,l-..'.-.xng,"-r' i''. (,.. , ,j ,..-,.;,-(
- "If t be wf, then lit is my dpiqW.jthat
'' must pay for it!" And having done' ioi'Xbi
. ' M'nrthtf I'vinf1 InVn.! r An -
' ,, , "Jary.yet a little Friend Broadbrim," cried
, Ihe lawyer. -."Of a verity I have yet further
. ": .to say (into thee; thou owest me six and eight
,. , v; jience for advice J'f. .,. ; " '
' . x "Then verily I.must pay thee; and It is'my
; opinion that I . httya touched pilch and been
'.'.K. jelie" .,;,tt .'j:a'.,itt:j -i: . ..-f i
. : HTGovero youl tbougbts when alone
your tougua whei in oiiipaniri (,.'..; , j,
... - -7-1-T-x p
- ; ' 8Jiutcrian is a 4ecWt-d..vil.,e'iUc'
XU cho:cs of wai:tcoat . wifav '.- '
Fearless and Free."
$l,50per Annum inAdrance.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0; DEC 23. 1854.
Vol. 11, No. 28.
AN ANECDOTE OF THE FRENCH CAMP.
Mow; poh alump of rock a pa.e.1
wnich h covered with his overcoat, and walk
ihi ed forward to meet s soldier whom he perceiv-
At the bepinnnig of the year 1806, the city
of Bulogne, France, had reached her climax,
as far as the imperial era was concerned. The
great number of ships that were equipped for
sea were thd means of spread inx ease and
proaperityamongsUllclasses of the population.
Swarms of vessels, which became famous un
der the name of earectrea, swept upand down
the Channel, and inflicted serioua injury upon
English commerce. The liuiogne fishermen,
a brave and hardy set of fellows, displayed
trails of courage worthy of being. registered
beside those of Jean, Bart, aud other illustrious
manners, ana were oiteu rewameu wun me
Cross of the Legion of Honor, by the band of
the Emperor tnnise I. , .
. One fine and fresh morning toward the
close of the month of March,
p.rnwd was stationed on the iettv. Everv eve
was arrxiouDly watching two ships that ap-
ntared in the offing, and seemed to be making
for the harbor. The look-out man on duty at
the ftcatneade soon signaled a cflriairr and her
Dcixe. An hour had acsreely elapsed when
the "Etoiie," commanded by Jacque Oudart
Fourmentin, one of the boldest seamen belong'
ing to Bulogne, entered the port, and was 're
ceived with energeticcheera. . He was towing
behind bun a hsnJsome brig, which he had
boarded aud captured (ft Shoreham. The
eorsaire bore upon her ringing honorable
marks of the enemy's fire. The English ves
sel was armed with twen'.y-four nine-pound
ers, and was returning from the West Indies
with a valuable cargo two iiunureti and sev
enty hogsheads of sugar, two hundred and
ninety bales of cott6n turn, and other colo
nial produce a class of property which, from
day to day, laid the foundation of the rising
fortunes of Hulogne'n merchant aristocracy,
The day following that on which a pnee
was brought in, was always kept as a holiday
by the crew, who paraded, with a band of
music at their head, the trophies of their vic
tory through the principal streets. In the
evening the conquerors reasseir.Died to noia
a grand gala at one ot those housei which en
joyed the privilege of rapidly absorbing the
rooi ey earned at the risk ot me, ana . which
was prodigally spent by bandtulls, without the
least regard for the future.
The crew of the "Etoiie," faithful to the
traditional custom met at the Petit livoli d
H'ver, in the Rue du Calvaire, and which
stood, upon tha spot now occupied by the
houses thst arc numbered 16 and 17. It was
a guinguette, or suburban public house, very
much in vogue, where privatt- and public balls
were given, and which was also made use of
for club meetings, un ball days it was throne
ed with crowds of dancers, who poured like
livine avalanches, both from the camp of the
.right and the camp of the left, aud whose num
ben wete increased dv a lair proportion oi
men belonging to the cotitia
The crew, then, of tha "Etoiio" were cele
brating their good fortune in the long room at
Ihe Petit Ttyoll d' Hiver, which 8.Uyd on
thia'occasioiWhe usual character. of such
meetings as these. Strong excitement, not
difficult to comprehend, reigned throughout the
whole course of the feast. ' Wine no wed in
ail UirecilOQd. line waicc, mi uunui ui iujiij
I ... ..... rm .. -I. ......
I PSUIOIIO lOHSl.' IIIC icica wcib jnuiungcu
till late in the evening, vur corsaires men
separated, to re commence their labors the
following day. One man alone did not rise, to
depart,. He was a young sailor, who had
fallen into a doze, with his elbows resting on
Almost as soon as the room was empty, i
individual stealthily slipped in. He was
strong young fellow, with vigorous limbs and
an Mthlelic frame, dressed in a great grey-coat
buttoned up to the top, and a police cap cock
ed ou one side over the ear, after the fashion
of awagerers and brawlen. He gave agreedy
miwijntinuuuii.rei u6a. .6.;
glance atthe remains of the banquet, approach-
d the table without ceremony, poured himself
out a bum; er, and then threw, the remains
his glass into the sleeper's face, shouting out
to him ..
"Good health, old chap"
The sailor, roused by this ispersion, started
immediately to fa is feet, and dretf himself up
in front of the man who had thus insulted him.
"The. devil fetch you, Mr. Footsoldier!
What do you v.ean oy shoving against a sailor?
Make the best you can of that."
He seized bim by the collar, as it he were
grappling with an enemy on ship-board, made
him spin round, and laid bira flat at the foot
the table., ,'
"Cursed sea-wolf I" said the soldier, crusti
ng the tsnd of his coat; "You shall pay for
this. ' I'll give you a pretty severe drilling,
piomise you." ...
"1 hope you will j and I also beg that you
will not put if off later than tomorrow motning.
If you would be so good as to wain io me
Creeche at seven o'clock, we'll have a little
quiet chat together, without any witnesses."
That's the sort ol game you intena wpiay,
do youf Just as you like. I accept your in
vitation, and leave you to the choice ot. wea
pons':,; ; .. v.v-';-v .
Verv wei : it shall be attenaea to
The sailer retired, and. went on board his
" . ..'.
Jean Pierre fthe only name Dy wnicn.ne
was known) although scarcely twenty years
age,, was reckoned one ol the bravest oi .me
"Etoile's" crew, - rourmentm nao witnessed
his intrepidity in several engagements with
rue oiner oeioneea to a cosa oi bu;uibi
wbd inspired great. terror in the outskirts,
the camp and the town, and were designated
bv the title of Soldats lie la lune. or . "Moon-
lighters..: , A. good snot, a pcrieci master
. T . X . . . .
fer.ee, and a successlui duelist, every one was
for his challenge was equivalent
death. , At this epoch duels
- ere;m comm
fessiobal bullies, who seized upon the most
i ...u .k u hirrrif
Exactly at seven the following morningJean
i,:i,. ; r,n Attw tnrta.1. Creche.
.A ,.,:- th vsllov thrnuett WH1CD
I it .lT l U..l..rt
flow Ihe hronk of Moulin Hubert.
. "Oood mornine I" said the new comer,. ;
call this punctuality a thing I insiat upon
when I am out a pleasuring., We aregoiog
have's little ptivate amusement,''. ha . added,
coaxing his mou8tacbes in a most insoleu way
f,Uil mlt.rA ari. thA UrAJl'nonsf" - ' .V
; "There, behind that block of stonei.,Fo
Irjw me.'' . ,- -; r..-. .---'v
: ' The r.nt which was to witness this denoue
merit of another of the scenes then so frequent
ot Hilloirne, was admirably seleote4 r
the puro.se of concealing it from every p
imri. riinpnt eye.'' A patch of ground,. sunken
kiwwii dfo cliff'. formed a hollow, in
Sapi of a c;..J!o, which is the reason why
jiUi,d is t.i:-;J tho Cische maiier, ot cub,
Into this lonely forge Jeaa Pierre conducted
is adversary, fie lifted up hi? overcoat, and
produced a couple of boarding-axes. -'
"What 1" exclo lined the moon-lighter, "do
do you take me for an English pinnace?" .
"These are my arms. A truce to pleasant
ry. I am in rather in a hurry to finish the bu
siness, for the "Etoiie" is only waiting for the
tide to leave the harbor. ..Take that, and be
pon your guard 1" and he tossed one of his
boarding axes at his feet.
The sailor appeared to be so determined
that the soldier seized the weapon, aud advan
ced several paces. . He had fought so many
uels in the course of h;s life that he reckon
ed, not unreasonably, on displaying his cus
tomary dexterity, and on getting out of tins af
fair with his usual good fortune. Jean Pierre
firm as a rock did not stir an inch. With his
at in bond he watched hisailvesary, who mis
took his stillness for hesitation, and rushed
upon him. The weapons clashed and the
sparks flew. The combatants warded each
others blows with equal skill aud rapidity. It
was a deadly struggle. The young sailor,
completely master ol himself, attacked his op
ponent not more vigorously than coolly, and
would not leave the circle he had marked out
as bis post.. The soldier, furious at such a re
sistance, foamed with rage, bounded round
him: made a leap, and .truck at bis head,
Jean Pierre leaned on one aide, raited his ax,
and cleft the Moonlighter's skull In twain.
An hour after the coraaire "Etoiie" was sail
ing out of the harlot, to recommence her pri
END OF A TENNESSEE FROLICK.
BY SAM SLICK.
Well, we danced and hurra wed without
anything of particular interest to happen until
about three o'clock wten the oarndest must
was kicked up you ever did see.- Jim Smith
sot down along side ofBetHolden (the steel
trap gal,) and just give ber a hug, bar fashion.
She took it very k ind til she seed Sara Henrya
looking on from about a dozen gals, then she
fell to kickin' and a hollerin' and a screechin'
like all wrath. Sam, he come up told Jim
let Bet go. Jim told him to go to a fur on
country whor they give away briirotons and
throw in the lire to burn it. bam hit him
strait between the two eyes, and after a few
licks the fightm started. ' Oh, hush !
It makes my mouth water now to think what
beautiful row we had. One fellow (torn
Cady's Cove knocked a hole in the bottom
a fryin' pan, over Pan Tucker's head, and left
it faangin' round hia neck the handle eying
about like a longquirlecue and there it hung
tut Jake Thurman cut it on witb a cold
Chisel next day. That was his share for that
night sure. Another fellow got kncrMd into
s meal barrel, he was as mealy ssan t.Vi toter
and as hot as a hoss radish t when - .'v ourcted
the Hoops and came out berated t few, Two
fellows fit out of the door, down the hill, into
the creekj and ended it in a quiet way
alone. A perfect mule from Stach creek,
rac wipa.-. i-l.o tr--oC vmwu'. blade
he made kindlin' waod o. them and 1 - lit
him. We had it head and tails for a long
time, all over the house, but if the truth
must be told and shame my kin he warped
nice; jnst to save bis time I hollered. The
licking he gave me made me feel s rter un
easy and hostile like: it wakened my wolf
wide awake. The little' fi Idler came scrou
gin' past, holdin' bis fiddle up over bis head
to keep it in tune, for the fighur was gettin
toleraole brisk. You are one thinks I, and
jist grabbed the doughlray and split it plum
over his head! He rotted down right thar.an
1 paddled his other end with one of the pieces
While I was mollifying my feelin's in
way his gal slipped up behind me and fetched
me a rake with the pot hooks;Jule Sawyer
thar. and 1 list annexed to her riL'ht off, a nil
mighty nice fight it was. .Jul striped
checkered her face like a partriege net hung
on a while fence. She hollered for her fiddler
but oh, pshaw, he coulden't do her a bit
good; he was too busy rubbin' first his head
and then his blistered extremities; so when
thought Jule had given her a plenty I pulled
her off, and pul ber in a good humor by gmn
her soft sawder. Well 1 thought at first it
had a drink I'd be about done; so-1 started
the creek, and, the first thing I saw more sta
with my eyes shut than 1 ever did with them
open. 1 looked around, and it was the little
fiddlers big brother! I knowtd whit it meant
so we locked horns without a word, thar
alone, and I do think we fit an hour. At
some of the fellows heard'the jolis at the house
and they cum and eug us out, for We bad
into a hole whets a big pine stnrop bad burnt
out, and thera we was, up to oar girths, a peg
ing away, lace-to face, and no uodgin'.
Of all the men upon earth, none are so des
picable aa the miser.- It is not impossible
the profligate may havo a friend, for, there
usually left about him , some touch of
manity some unbroken chord of the
feelings of our nature; but the miser meets
with no sympathy. Even the nurse who
hired to attend him fn his latest hours, loathes
the t hastly occupation, and longs for the
of her release; for. although the death
amn is, already gathering on. his brow,
thoughts of the departing sinner are still upon
his gold, at the mere jingling of a key he atarts
from bia torpor m a afoxysm of terror, lest
surreptitious attempt is being made upon
,nnrilv if hi ati-nuir tinv.
There are ho prayers of the orphan or
widow for birn not. a solitary voice has
breathed his name to heaven, as a benefactor.
One poor penny given away in the spirit
true charity, would now be worth more
him than all the gold the world contains,
notwithstanding -that, ba was a church-going
man, and (amiliar from his iniancy wiin
awful texts in which the worship of Mammon
is denounced and the punishment of
told, he ha never, yet betn able to divorce
himself from his solitary love of lucre, or
part with one atorq of his' pelf.
And S3, from a miserable- life, detested
despised, he passes into a drear eternity,
those whom be has neglected or misused,
merry with the hoards of tha miser!
Toe following - curious advertisement id-
pears in Westerrt, paper.i ! r,
! "Whereas, at Mrticular.itimes ,1 may im
port u no my frieiula, and.otbvrs, to let rm have
liquor, Which 1a horijui 10 me, and oeirmewn j
to. aocietyr this is, therefore,. 10 forbifl any
persons selling me liquor or letting me bav.
any on any account or pretence; for if they do
I. wU positively prosecute them,, notwith,.
standing any promise that I may make tq the
Contrary st tha time, they, may let mo have, iW
L. .... -i
rrrA German wiiUr (jl.ietv.es,, there, is stic
a scarcity of theivea in uglaad that they are
obliged to offer a reward for their discovery;
A THRILLING SEA STORY.
BY AN EYE-WITNESS.
' It was a! the close of a stormy dav, In the
year 186, when the gallant frigate Conatitu
lion, under the command of Captain Elliot,
aving on board the late Edward Livingston,
then Minister at the Court of France, and
family, manned by. near five hundred souls,
rew near the 'chop' of the bnglish Channel.
For four days ahe had been bi.-ating down from
Plymouth,, and on the filth, at evening, ahe
made her tack for the French aoast.
The watch was setateii'ntP. M. The cap-
lain came 011 deck soon after, and having as
certained the bearing of Scilly, gave orders to
keen the skip 'full and by,' remarking atthe
same lime to the nflicerof the deck, that he
might make the light on the lee beam; but be
slated, he thought it more than probahle that
he would pass it without seeing it. He then
turned in as did most of the idlers and the
At a quarter past nine P. M., the ship
headed west by compass, when the call of
Light ho !' was hear from ti e foretopsail
'Where sway r asked the orficeror the deck.
Three points to the lee bow,, replied the
lookout man, which the unprofessional, leader
will understand to mean very nearly straight
At this moment the captain appeared and
took the trumpet.
'Call ali bands,' was his immediate order.
All hands,' whistled the boatswain, with
the Jong, shrill summons familiar to the ears
of all who have been on a man-of-war.
All handa !' screamed the boatswain's
mate, and ere the echo died away, dl but the
sick were on aeck.
The ship was staggering through a heavy
swell from the Bay of Biscay; the gale which
bad been blowing several dais, had increased
to a severity thst was not to be made lightof.
The breakers, where Sir Cloudesly Shovel
and bis fleet was destroyed in the days of
Queen Ann, sang their song of death before,
and the Dead Man's Ledge replied in hoarser
notes behind us. To go a bead seem to be
death, and to go about was sure destruction.
The first thing that caught the eye of the cap
tain was the luried mainsail, which he bad
ordered to be carried throughout the evening
the hauling up of which, contrary to the last
order be had given on leaving the deck, had
caused the ship to fall off to the leeward two
point, and thus led her into a pomtion on
lee shore upon which a strong gale was
blowing her, in which tho chance of safety
anucared to the stoutest ntrves almost hope
less. ' That sole chance consisted in standing
on, to carry us through the breakers f Scilly
or by a close graze alone their outer edge.
was this destiny to bi the end ot me ganani
old shift consecrated by many a prayer and
blessing irom me heart 01 a nation 1
'Why. Is the mainsail up, when I ordered
set T cried the captain in a tremendous voice.
Fiiuline-that she pitched her , hows under.
took it in, under your general order, air.tbnt
the officer of the deck should carry sail ac
cording to bis discretion,' replied the lieuten
anl in command. --, ,
Heave the loe.' was the prompt command
of the mnster's.mate.
The log was thrown. .
'How fast does she go f '
'Five knots and a-half, sir.'
.'Board the miin tnck. sir.'
'She will not bear it, sir said the officer
of the deck ,
'Board the mam tack I' thundered the cap
tain; 'keep her full and bye, quarter master.'
.; 'Aye, aye, sir.'. i
The tnck was boarded.
'Haul aft the main sheet I' shouted the cap
tain; and aft it went, like the spreading of
sea-bird's wing giving ihe huge sail to
'Give her the lee helm when ihe goes into
the sea !'. cried the captain. i
'Aye, aye, sir 1 she has it 1' growled out
old sea-dog at the binnacle. .
'Right you helm I keep her full and bye,'
'Aye, aye, sir 1 full and bye she is was
the prompt answer from the helm. .
'How fast does she go ?
Nine knots and a-half, S'l.' t ..... ; -
How betrsthe light V . ; .; :
'Nearly a beam, sir.' :
. 'Keep her a way a-half point.',
'How fast does she go ?' , ;, , :
'Nine knots, sir.'
'Steady so returned the captain.
'Steady !' answered the belmesman, and
was silent as the grave upon the crowded deck
except the howling of the storm, for a space
of time that seemed to the imagination almost
an age. . : ;
It was a trying hour to us; unless we could
carry sail to go at the rate of nine knots
hour, we must of tiecessily dash upon Scilly;
and whoever touched upon those rocks and
lived during a alormf . ... .- ' . ;
The sea ran very high, the rain fell in sheets
the sky was one black curtain, illuminated
only by the faint light which' was to mark our
deliverance.or stand a monument of our des
truction., The wind had got above whistling
itcame in puffs that flattened the waves.and
made our old frigate settle to her bearing,
while eveiything on board seemed to be crack
ing into pieces. At this moment the carpenter
reported that the left bolt of the fore-shroud
had drawn. , , ., A.
'Get on the luffs, and et them all on"
weather shrouds I Keep her at small helm,
quartei-moster, and ease ber in the sea,' were
the orders Of the captain. ' v" ''
The luffs were soon put upon the westher-
shrouds. which of course relieved the ohaina
and channels, but many an anxious eye,
turned towards the remaining bolts, for upon
thpm denended thesaftty of the ship lor wun
nn foot of csnvas less she Could not live
tn minutes.- . .-.
Onward danced tho over-ladened frigate,
and at every surge she seemed bent . upon ma
king the deep the sailors grave,, anu ner
oak sides her coffin glory. ; She had been
out at Boston when the thermometer
below zero. Her shroud of course, therefore
slackened at every strain, snd her unwieldly
masts for she had those designed for the frig
ate Cumberland, a mucrr larger ship,:-eemed
ready to jump out of her.;. , 'j V' '
And now when all was apprehension,
bolt dreW and then another -i-ontil
our wnole stsy was placed Upon s single
less than . a. man's wrist in circumference.
Stiif the iron clung te the solid wood,and
us alongside the breakers, though' in A'
Oiehtful broximitt to them.' ' This trifling
dent has never,! believe been noticed n pub
lic, but it is the literal laci wnicq tnaae
. . I..,,- t -
not the siigneat aiiarnpi 10 eiuueuu.11
. 'As -we galloped On for I cahnot Compare
our vessel's leaping to nothing else tha rocks
spemed very neam.a..,Dar's was the night,
the white foam scrowled. around their black
j,.,. wnii tha sore fell 6vef us, and
p -m -
thunders of thedashing surge sounded like
the awful knell that the ocean was singing lor
the victims it was eager to engulph.
At leng'h the light bore upon one quarter,
and the bold Atlanlio rolled its wmie cap De
fore us. During this time all was silent, each
officer and man was at his post, and the bear
ing and countenance of the captain1 seoed
to give encouragement-to every person on
board. With but a bare possibility of saving
the ship snd those on board, he relied on his
nautical skill and courage, end by carrying
the mainsal, which in any other situation
would have been considered a suicidal act
'he weathered a lee shore and saved the Con
stitution.' The mainsail was now hauled up, by light
hearts and strong hands, the jib- sod spanker
taken in, and from the light of Scilly, the gal
lant vessel, under close reefed topca,la and
main trysails, took her departure, and danced
merrily over the the deep towards the-Uniied
States. .... , " , ''.'
'Pipe down !' said the captain to the first
lieutenant; 'and splice the main brace.' ,
Pipe down 1' echoed the first lieueuant to
the boatswain. -..-.
Pipe down !' whistled the boatswain to the
ctew, and 'pipe down' it was.. .
How near to the rocks did we go r said 1
to one of the master's mates, the next mornine.
tie made no reply, bnt taking down a chart
showed me a pencil line between the outside
shoal and the Light House Island, which must
have been a small strait Tor a fisherman to run
his smack thiough in good weather by day.
''el!'- . . . .. - .. . ; .
For what is the nouie and near old ingaie
reserved ? '
I went upon deck, the sea was calm, a gen
tle breeze was swelling our canvass from
mainsail to royal, the isles of Scilly had sunk
in the eastern waters, and the clouds of the
dying storm were rolling off in broken reus
ses to the northward, like the flying columns
of a beaten army.
I have been in many s pale of wind, and have
oassed through scenes of great danger, but
never beiore nor since, nave 1 experienced an
hour ao terrible as that when the Constitution
was laboring, with the lives of five huudred
men hanging on a single ir n bolt, to weather
Scilly on the night of the llth ol May,
During the gale Mrs. Livingston inquired ol
thecaDtain, il we were not in great danger,
to which he replied, as soon as we had passed
Scilly. ; 1
Y011 are as safe as you- would be in the
aisle of a church.' '
It is singular that, the frigate Boston, Cap
tain McNeal. about the close .of the Kevolu-
tion, escaped a simila' danger while employed
in carryine out torrnnce unnnceuor Living
stone, a relative ol bdward's, ana also Minis
ter to the Coilrt of St. Cloud. He likewise
had his wife on board, and while the vessel
was weathering a lee shore, Mrs. Livingston
asked the Captain a rough, but gallant old
five-eater if they were noiin great dauger; to
which he replied : ,
You had better, madam, get down upon
yout knees, end pray God to forgive your nu
merous sins, for if we do not carry by .this
uoint,;we shall all be down in five minutes.'
A Texas Candidate for Chief Justice.
A flat footed candidate for justice of the
Peace, at Palestine, Texas, comes out in the
journals, with the lollowing address tolhe sov
ereigns : ''-,'
"'With the issuance of this sheel is un
furled to the breeze, either in tempest or in
calm, my n me as a candidntefor the office of
Chief Justice, of Andtrson county, at the en
suing August elections. I doit from..choice,
not solicitation. I do it, for the office is hon
orable and profitable. I feel myself compe
tent to discharge the duties of the office. I
claim no superior merit or qualficalion over
anv one who choose to run aeainst me.
would like to run the race solitary and alonef
but if any are desirous, let them pitch in, it
"I stand flat-footed, square-toed, hump
shouldered, upon the platform of equal rights
and true republicanism. If you elect me your
Chief Justice I will make the welkin ring
with loud hurraa for the sovereigns of Ander
son county ! If defeated I will retire with
dignity and good humor, remembering a - most
beautiful little song, which I sing remarkably
well, called 'I'm afloat.'"
The Experience of a Sensitive in New York.
I dined one day at the Irving House. The
man next to me said to his neighbor
"How's flour to-day f" '
"Why, rising we made a nice thing of it
this morning a few thousands." -
Dined next da; at the Asior. Man next to
me observed to his fiends
"Well how's Erie?"
"Oh, down, sir down-dull, very dull,
but there's money in it." . v
Dined next day at St. Nicholas. Man next
to me said to his neighbor
"Shipping business bad, isn't itf"
"I should think so, you can buy a ship now
for five thousand dollars less than-you could
two months ago, and freights are awfully low."
Dined next day at the Metropolitan. Man
next to me said to his neighbor
"W hat's the news from Europe!" ' - 1 7
"Consuls have fallen one-half, and money
is tij;ht." - ' . ;
Dined next day at New York Hotel. Man
nexl to me said to his neighbor 1 j
"By Jure, that's a pretty girl yonder !"
"She is so, and besides she is Worth a hun
dred.", I-. : .' . ii '.' ' 7
1 at once left the table. Heavens ! I men
tally exolaimed, is there no spot in this great
city where a man cm eat without having such
talk crammed down his throat with his food f
Money, money, money.
other , tTA new made widower once called upon
a popular divine, and requested, to know op
what terms be would preacn me lunerai ser
mon of hi defunct spouse. ','r ' '
"Af suuml .charge for tuck duty is
rmnea." was the reply. -i ,1 ?v: f
. i be mourner naving mriit in nis sorrow, in-
qu irad; whether a homily could not ue had on
easier terms. ' i7 ' ? - 1
Why my good tir," rejoined the prelector,
'l ttmld preach .yimsrte Jorjite tmutngt,
Vien U vauid not be tcorth htaringSn r
i (jA wag entered a store in London, years
ago, which bad for it sign,, v 1 ne ,'l'wo ttab?
boons," snd addressing himself to jlho propri-
etor, sara , ;. v . . n,f .m;,.j;i
. ,,,"1 wish to see your partner V -..h q
! '"I have.no partner, air," , t -4u"i 1
"I beg your pardon,, sir, and I hope you will
excuse the raistake,"ii ;.!" -:rr . ,
i. "On, there's no, harm done; .but what
made you. think there were two af us t" n
j Yoursign 'The Two Babboons,'. '.. 1 .
1 ,tT Misfortune is ,a. filler Jiwi sepetatei
sincere friends from the scum 1' 4 ."
Buffalo Courier. Rates of Advertising.
One irjnareorlm) S liisertiong IK
u acn auuiiione. iimiiioB, - - xo
" Three monlba, '' "
u : ; try Twelve montbl. ..? V 8.'0
One fourth of columa per year, 15,00
hair " -' ' 18.00
t ' 4. r. ' . t .' 30.00
i VWIUWU S-" ' j. ( 0
All over square charged at Iwoaqnarea. '
rrAdrertisemeo'i inserted till fordid at the
expense of thft ait ertiser, , ?. r iv. 3
Executed at this Office with aeatnesa and
despatch, at the lowest possible rates.
THE PRACTICAL JOKER.
Arthur M was bright little boy .of
ten years, and his pleasant fact and cheerful
spirit seemed ike a ray of heaven's own bless
ed sunlight in hia mother's otherwise solitary .
dwc ltng. But I am sorry to say that Arthur
was not loved by hi companions. He was a
practical joker, and bis little friends were in
constant fear, when in hia company, of having
some very unpleasant tiickj played upon them.
If tbey went to gainer mils or perries, be did
love 1.0 Kill a snaae anu inrow 11 urounu some
boy's neck,' just lot the fun of hearing him
scream.'. When iney went 10 came, taey 01
ten found a frog in their pockets, or -their
shoes filled with sngle worms. And he was
sometimes so very cruel aa to use away a
boy's dinner, and fill his basket with stones.
These things were very annoying) anu at
length Arthur was left to play alone, or to go
home to play with bis little sister. Dearlittlo
Eliza was just beginning to go to school, and
Arthur loved her very much. But his love for
fun" as he called it, was sometimes so strong,
that he would even overturn hu sled, and
throw the sweet little girl into the snow.
His mother strove in vain to correot this cruel
propensity, and she felt some anxiety on hia
account, when a new tamer . came to use
charge of bis education. His own fsther died
when be wasnoaoe, anu 01 course do haa
never known a father's love. But' he was
very much pleased when a pleasant smiling
gentleman came to live with them, and he was
told he might can mm miner.
One morning, a lew days after Mrs. m
was married to Mr. L , Arthur wa told to
cut potatoes, ami give them to the cow. Ho
obeyed very clieerlully, cut the potatoes, and
carried them to the barn, but when he placed
them beiore the cow, be turned a peck meas
ure over them so that the cow could not est
lhm. "My son," said Mr. L. when be re
turned, "did you give the potatoes to the cow?"
"Yes, sir," he replied, but the merry twinkle
of his eye led his father to suspect something
wrong, and he Very soon went to the barn
himself. Arthur was frightened when he saw
him go out, for he expected a whipping But
110 notice was taken f the joke as he called it.
Soon, there came a snow slorm, and when
it passed away, the snow lay piled in deep
drifts 011 both aides of the road. Arthur start
ed to school, the next mornine, drawing his
little aiv.er on his sled ; but when he came
near the deep drifts, suddenly the sled waa
overturned, und buried in the snow. Arthur
sprang to take her up, and very tenderly led
her back to the house. But his father stood at
the window, and saw the whole transac
tion. Next morning Mr. L. said pleasantly,
"I'll draw you to school this morning if you
like." Arthur was delighted. He thought
bis father was very kind indeed. But when
they came to the drift, suddenly the sled waa
overturned and was buried in the snow. '
"You must learn to hold on better than
thin," said Mr. L., "if you rrean I shall draw
you." And be quietly returned to the house,
leaving Arthur to get out aa he could. "
"Oh, chickea for dinner 1 chicken for din
ner !' shouted Arthur, as he returned from
school and saw his favorite dish on the table.
They were 'soon seated, and Mr, L. helped
Arthur to a large plate-full. But just as he
waa taking up his knife and fork, his father
took a large bowl that stood by his plate, and
turned it over Arthur's dinner, At first ho
looked up in surprise; but he immediately un
derstood it. He was very hungry, but he did
not dare to remove the bowl.. The rest of the
family began 10 eat, and he sat looking very
red and unhappy. At length he burst into
tears. , , i
"Father' said he, "I never will put . the
peck measure over the cow's dinner again, and
I'll never turn sissy into the snow again, if
you'll let me eat my dinner."
"Very well, my ou," said Mr. L. removing
the bowl; "you'lf'find practical jokes are not
verv pleasant when playe-i on yourself. Al
ways remember if you would be loveil and
respected, you must do by others as you wish-
others to do by you." (
0I t is a curious fact in science that glass
resists the action of all acida except the fluoric;
it loses nothing in weight by use or age; it is
more capable than all other substances of re
ceiving the highest degree of polish, if melt
ed several times over, and properly cooled irk
the furnace, receiving a polish almost rivai-
me the diamond in brilliancy. It w capable;
of the richest colors from
gold or other metalio coloring, and will retain
its original brilliancy of hue for ages.. Medals
too, embedded in glass, can be made to retain
forever their original purity and appearance.
IT During a trial in Kansas Territory, where
in a dispute about t claim was to I have been
settled, the two lawyers employed for the dis
putants became so quarrelsome, that the' Judge
adjourned the Court to give them a chance tat
light it out. After which everything weui an
CTA Rhode Island clergyman recently iltas
t rated his argument in favor ef corporal pun
ishment for children, by a pleasant, pieie oi
witicism. He said, that "the child once start
ed in a course of -eyil conduct, was like a lo
comotive on the wrong track it takes the
w'tcA to gel it off." " ' ' '-; , w .
O-A man says the . first thing that turned
his attention, to matrimony was the neat and
skilful manner in which a pretty girl handled
a broom. He may see the tune, when tne
manner in which a broom ia handled. ,wiiU not
afford, him so much satiafactienr . , , :
rT'Qu it spitting that tobacker on the floor.
Josh, or I'll whip you."
'Ls, mother, why don't you speak properly.
You should have said, eea?e ejecting the of
fensive saliva of the Virginia weed upon the
promenade, Joseph, or I shall administer te
you a Severe castigation Ahem I"' . ?
CrOn our way In the' hffice the other morn1
ing, while passing the residence of one of our"
citizens who was perched near the too? enga
ged in painting, he was addressed by'sa aged
parent with trie warnings ' p l '
. "You'lr fall a nd break your neck."
M it 1
1 "Never mfnd mother,"' was the'tesponse
'its bmfttmtgh f : 'V
1 0The editress of the Lancaster Library
Gazette says she -would a soon nestle her nbae
in a rat's nest of swingle tow, a allow a man ,'
'with .whjskera. .to kiss ht, j.?y, i
' irfMatrlage js a ilesperste thing; 1M frog
lii AsopVere extremely wise.they had agrea..
mind tq sotae water, but they would hot lef .
into a well, becsnse tbey could not gel oufc,
"g'l.' ; ': ;. , -v y : Jnui ;
' ---Birds are tne poor man's music, and floVJ '
era the poorimU'i poet; u-i .-. :;!t-,
'Blushes are flving colors hih ciaiJM
carry becomirf y-" m. '' .-t if- ! ,
-4a love, the heart it the pupil of the eytj. ,
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