OCR Interpretation

Fremont journal. [volume] (Fremont, Sandusky County [Ohio]) 1853-1866, December 21, 1866, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026050/1866-12-21/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

f'-o r-
AKICSST ixltt,o..
One year, in advance, - - -At
the expiration of tha year,
Six months, -Three
mouths, - - .
$2, 0
Business Directory. ,
o. i; t.
X Good Templar, are held ia thir room Id Dockland's
aid Block, erery Timdif areainc. Visiting Brothers
.a -li.tm. are invited. All who feel an interest in the
caese of Temperance and the welfare of theoommnrity,
aroccqeccto joiaaa. - - imf-1
......i A Hqiiomi ia Sandusky audadjoia
4 as eoantiea. Particular attention paid to the eollectioa
r,.;m. Soldien' Bark Par. Bounty and reaeioa
1 ; ...roLatt.nii.citO.
OFFICE front, corner roola, un-stairn, Tyler Block,
F.brearj 19, ISSi.
j as. b FOWLsn.
A SolieitoM la UlAaeery; will attend to professional
ru.M. i fiaauuskr and adjoining counties. Office,
Second tory rJeeklnnd's NEW Block.
A TTORVKY AT LAW and Notary Public Also an
A thorieed agent lor coUeotiouolaU kinds of MiUtary,
foauty, and Fsasion CUima, .
J" CLYDE, OHIO. etyl
. -rrnnNZY AT LAW Office la BBeklauda New
A. Bio k, FREMONT. OHIO. . t8Jl-l
. -., rr 0.. W. PAGE,
a TTOKHEV AT LAW and Notary Public. Insurance,
J stata aod Oeoeral Collecting Agent tor au
Einda ol War and Pateat Chums . " ,
ATTORNEY AT LAWrbsui renumed tbe practice of his
profession in Sandusky and adjoining counties.
t. ,i.Mi.M.Hittrk. Room, oa dtate Street.
umot m - -
ATT0KSKT AT LAW. Office in Clapp's Building,
aorner ef Front and Oarriaon btreeU,
p g Willbe inToled.ionTaw'lajtofeacnweek.
Fremot, July 19, i860 .-nldhuft
tend to Profoeeional Bmin in Sandusky and ad
orning counties. Special attention give to procuring
Soldier's Pay, Bounty.nnd Pensions. ..
Orrica Second Story Tyler, Block. ; ,
NoTetaber,37,lMt. ' '
. J. VV. FAILIAO, SI. 1.,
II Ojux aewre From i to r. M. rJatordajs, from
Ilia a. to Sr. H. Particular atleatioa paid to I)iae
Il tLe Throat and Lunge. OKFWK, iciw" Old
Bl,ck, aecond B'jor, AprulstW.J
PHYSICIAN AND 8U8K0N. Onlc", ShoaXi'a Blosk,
orer Poet Obi Front street,
J. M. COREY, M.l. ':
PHYSICIAN AND SUR3E0K. ! Ornca Up-auira,
oyer Leshar'a Hat aud Cap Store, -it door to
bnaw'a Dentai OrBc,
II. F. BAKEK, M. L.,
PHYSICUK AND SrRGKON. Office him'a Block,
OTar Parry Cloee'a G-occry -itore,
' FREMONT, 0H1J. T - J Htf
(3. ii. TAYliOU, M. it. j
OFFiCE In Vallette'a Block, ur.r H &. Jinora't
u r,MT and Oroeaerr Store.
. . FKEaONI, 031J,
BENTI3T, ia prepanra to do all work m Ue ja.
Dental Profesaion with promptneee "JJwCS35
kiiafactioa to all who may need his ' M 1
He i. prepared to act from a single tooth toforiii- a m
rleteeetator epper and lower jawa. Teeth u sorted
on pieot, or gold, or ailrer plate, orrios la Baoktand's
' A DWb nn.iUin.
Jan. S3.
T-vEVTIST.will he In his offc. at Clyde,
II the last two weeks at each snuath, to
Hnmiii n.rauon. reuatred ia ate pro-!
reaeion. Satiatactioo faaraoieed-in all catea: Kojuis
at the old stand, . , Oct. HJ. 66.-tStf
DRWGlSWaael deaiera ta rain., tons, UjrtMiBs,
Window ias. Patent Medicmer, Fancy ArUcies,
fee , Front Street,
V. H. JInC'lIiiJLiOCit,
BEALER in Druga, Medicines, Chemicals, Piinta,
Oils, Varnishes, Dye-Stune, Glass, Books. ta'i.in
err. Wall Paper. Fane; tioods. fce Ac, No. i, Buckiand's
eld Block.- j fKEMONT.OHbJ.
TTvEALIiRS in Drags,
Medicius. CUemicals, Paints.
Oils. irtus, Itre-S'iiaN, Olass, Books, station
ery, Wall Paper, Fancr U-ods,4x o , No. l,Bnealaad's
old rJiovk, f Ai.suni,vniu.
Will. A. KICK,
"T-vSALER in Dry Goods, Groe-ries, Hats A Csps, Blots
1 and Shoes, Merchant lauonej, aw, r runt street,
DEALriHS in (rry Goods, Drasa. Coada, Ttenmtlcs,
waireGooOs, Woolen Goods, Notions; ac, comer
r tont and Stats Streeu,
EAI.tS 5a Dry Oooos, Ready-Xaen Clothing. Gro
ceraraaiojnBireev .
BEALFRS in Dry Goods, 8hawls h Cloaks White
Goods, Hosiery and ti.osee. Flannels, BineurNo
lions, Ac, Fronts ; rest, u,'.r- .......
dbxtoqs & bro.,
EALERS in Clothing, and Merchant Teiloriog,
one Qnor norm vi i.li-iuu dbi,
-QUOTOGRAPH liAU.KBY, ln,-Bt. Qlalr's Block, op-
nosile tnerosrracr 1
Lr . FlUUlOfcX, OHIO. V.
. 60
FRANK N.GURNEY, Proprietor. Passencers carried
to and from the Honse free of charge. Situate cor
ner of State and Front Steeta,
KE3SLES A BELDING. Proprietors. Passengers car
ried to and from the Honse free of charge. Situ
ate corner Front and State Streets. , .
. , FREMONT, OHIO. : -
HARDWARE, Stores, Tin, Copper aid S" eel Iron
Ware, Front8'ret.
DEALERS in Hardwa-e, Nails, Stores, Agricultural
Implements, ke and manufacturers of Copper, Tin
and Sheet-Iron ware. Front Strwt.
DEALER inCrocVery, China and H!wrn, M-ittanla
Ware, Iokinr llimas, Lamps. A;c , Front Street,
C. 2VI. WASSWOai!!,
EALFR in CrocVerr. China. Gluswara, :e , Clapp's
Building, FREMONT, OHIO.
rpHKMEQ-TAL!ZATroV BILL' ha at tst bpcosre a
X la- hapalM thMll to ioemne invoiid Penmona
io certain cuen, aod to gire Widowi extra Pent it-ni for
their ronca: children. Sow hrinc n your diwharfret
and ot'bar eTidenoa a roon a poaaib. Da!ay- are in-
32tf. Clyrle, Ohio.
S'l AAA A YEAR mae by a ty one with f '6
vj Stencil Tools. Si experience necessary.
5hs Vr sidenta.Cai;s,audTrarerrof 3 Bau-e ia
dorreth icireelar. 8ut tree with samples. Address
tha American Stencil Tool Works, SprlcgDeld, Vermont
Established 1829. Vol.
Series, Vol. XIV, No. 51.
Boots and Shoes.
Smith Brothers
We are bow offering a new and aplendid it oak of
Boots & Shoes !
For the Fall Trade at remarkably
Pro6ting by pant eiperienoe, which haa taneht every
body that price, adranoe i soon al the Fall Trade com
mence, we hare been to the
mrarkcU Mrlier than eommon, than Mcarlag oar foodi
at much lowr prion than cmn bs don lureaitvr, and wa
intand giring ear caatotnen
Give a a Call and eatiaf y yonraelwea be
fore purcbaalng elsewhere.
Of all kiada, and Repairing, done on ahort notice and
warranted to gire eatlef action.
A food npplyeonatantly oa hand at tha lowest mar
ket price.
' ZW Don't forget the place at the well known
stand of H. LESHER.
V... J. RiniklniiiHi n!d Itlnrk.
FrenmiU, Auj?. 31, 18G6. . ; ; -
Tlie Great Q uestion !
OUR PdTjrY iHcvrtafalTof tron comHaenea to tha
rPof this nectinn of coaotrr, than tha Poller
of tha Pitnirteat or CocrcFR, aod we propone,
As a Basis of Reconstruction,
That erenr Man, Woman or Child call at the Store of
Aad bay tbemaslres a good pair of
Boots or Shoes
And io tapping tha tWt dry ani warm, and hatvd tool.
Xlttj wiil soon mnoTr i e in pian for rcaoa
tractittif tb ooaatrj.
'To bur roods of the Man.fac urata, aarinz the Job-
bers' profit. To bnr Goods for Cash, saving the time per
nent. To buy goods by tb rackage, seeing per cent.
To way a !arg at -ck, always hTing what yon want. To
sell goods cheaper than srry other heuse in Ohio. To
keep good goods, and warrant them. To hare OM
Having no space to enumerate oar immense stock, we
will only sy that we bare
the market auVrds, and hare a res j large amount of the
m Rochester, Buffalo, Boston,
Wemaoulacture to ordtr,B nm.I, and Inrlte jo all
to Inapect oar magnificent ntock before parchaalnc. We
will not fail to pieaee roa ia stylo and price
Call aosn at oar store ia Buck1anT New Block.
Fremoct, S"rt 28, 1E66-38U
Boots and Shoes. Jewelry, Clocks, &c.
aEJii C aKraiEBJJiAW - -!
still raoeising articles in his line, NEW STTLEg of
Jewelry, Watches and Clocks,
' gPEOTACI.es, c, 4-e, In endless earletj. :
- GOLD PENS, Warranted Beat ia market.
t3T Call and Sea, at the POST OFFICE.
" ''"' "' AND
P 1U ATElD W AHa a
a FIVE assortment just receieed, of tha latest styles
2. and patterns. Sum as
Cake Baskets, Castors, Butter Dishes,
Syrup Cups, Goblets, Sugar Baskets,
Spoon Cups, Tea Pots, Cofl'ee Urns,
Cream Pitchers, Cups, Napkin Rings,
Brentifirst Castors, Tea Sets, &&,
There articles are plated oa best White Metal, and al
WAS&aCTBBasaueh. ;
Misses Sets of from three to fire pieces,
plated on genuine Alabata.
Plain und Tipp'd Sjroons,
Tea, Coffee and Table Spoous,
Salt and Mustard Spoons,' -. '
Desert, Medium and Tatie Forks,
Putter, Pie, Fish and Fruit Knires,
XJT c" ud see for yourselres.
Post Office Building.
Fremont, Dec X ISM.
JUSTRKCKIVED, afluo a-rvortment of those excellent
Spheroidal ;iawii,
atwaat.fuily groan d ConcaTO Conrax Lens adapted to
enit all ayen, and aaore apt to improve than impair the
vision, the ohjct appearing with tha same foree is all di
rections. AleO; other fine
Cryntal Glasses,
perfMt Concavo, Piano, Doabla Conearo and Convex
Lansea. in Steel, Stlrar and Uold fraiaea.
Kye Protectors.
Eve 0" Nose ?iaeea.
MorocoOePtanishtMl,an(I German Silver Spectacle
jy cUni e, at the t ost Office Baildini?.
lane w, iw. ti. i. aimmKiLMAn.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co.,
itfi Soprrior Street,
ff. A!;0 MA.VUrACTrR?sndiealin Store and
narenonse i.-ucas, oatrzage ana E.xpreea Bar
rows, Ha7, K:vj ana cotton i'mtses, Weigh-masterr
BanTs and r ramfs, Letteraud Manifest Presses, etc.
r"gf Be careful to buy only the Genuine.
Cleveland, June 22, 186.-icyl.
Dry Goods and Groceries.
Head Quarters;
L w Prices
ITt ARE NOW.OPEN1N0 A LARGE and well assort
Y ed Stock of
Hoots and Shoes,
Hals and Cans, &c.,
All of which bars bean bought at tha .
In'Nsw York; and wa are offering tha entirestoek .a
,. prices that will
We wonld say that we hare determined to make this
permanent institution and have the facilities ia every re
peat and at all times, to compete favorably with any ee
UbUsbjneutia Northern Ohio. We wiliatall times keep
And compare oar price and goods with tha price asked
yaa at other placet, and job will be con? i need that tha
IS TO - - ' "
Buyycur Goods at Head Quarters.
, . - r-- i T .- t
Wheat, Corn; Oats, Wool,
r- : ' ' ' ' ' f- J ' 1 ' "
rrament O, April 27, W W. lTtf.
V'bo art in Market with large and va
ried Stock of
ccaa. Merinos. Popltns. Delaines. Prints. Sacking.
ngs, all of which hare been selected with care.
mo buy the beat and latest styles of Crockery eo
1. to EMMRICH A C0'3
TO get the worth of your money wh
you bar a pound of TEA call at
IF you want tha best SUGAR in market
and the most for your money you will find it at
COFFEE, the best at ; V i
"C'OR j)ure and unadulterated Groceries
of ail kinds go to
W E call special attention to our
of Cloths, Cassimers, Testings, Gents Furnishing floods,
Of this we hare a large and wel I selected assortment pur
chased with special reference to this market and toil
Cannot be Undersold!
Our Profits mtut be Small but Sales Quick.
Our Stock is too complete for enumera
tion. We therefore ine te all wishing to purchsse goods
In onr line to rail and examine before goin a elsewhere,
as we can positively sell you goods if jot wish to buy.
No Trouble to Shoio Goods.
ng from the Dry Goods Trade, retains an office at onr
tore, and wUlluy, paying CASH and the highest price,
E. & CO.
Fremont, October 18,1866. SSatltf
The Kedzie Filter
HAS been ased throughout the (7. S.
for many years, and its merit ful
ly efttabliebed as pot-Resting every Prac
tical and Scientific arranpemaot, for
the purpose deeired, via: rendering; rain
rirer water free from all organic mat
ter, gasrs, color, t&ate or smell. They
are portable, d arable and cheap.
For sale by . ..
Roberts A Sheldon. -.
Miscellaneous. Poetry.
My home it is a poor one
To all who pass it by ;
They cannot see its beauty,
Aurl neither, faith, can I
That is in paiDt and timber,
In door-way or in roof
But that it has its beauties,
I'll quickly give ye proof.
Oome hither, yonng one, hither,
Your father's steps are near
That's Bess with hair so yellow,
That's Sue with eyes so clear ;
That's Will, with tawny trowsers,
Tucked in his stocking lef,
And yonder two wee darlings
Are bonny Jean and Mfg.
A cluster of fair jewels, .
Five in the rugged set ;
If any man has brighter,
I've got to learn it ytt ;
And Tom when I am swinging
The arms with weary strain,
Their blessed faces cheer me,
And make me strong again.
I sometimes sit and wonder
"What will their future be?"
If tbey must delve and putter
A tread mill round like me ;
And scarcely at the year's end
Have half a groat to spare
And see bad men put over them,
'Twill be too hard to bear.
But then I think, as nations
Kise in the scale of might,
Ood puts the poor man forward,
And gives him power snd light ;
Aud learning, Tow, will do it
And Christian truth will show
That Heaven makes no distinction
Between the high and low.
So, though my home's a poor one,
To all who pass it by,
And none can see its beauty,
Save mother, Ood, and I,
The future will be grander,
For some great glory won,
. Some gem set in the ages,
By even a poor man s son.
BY MRS. DENNISON. Miscellaneous Selections.
1 am an engineer. Ever since the C.
road wasrlain, I've traveled over it every
day, or nearly every day, ot my mo.
For a good while Iv'e had the same en
giiie in charge the San Francisco the
prettiest engine on the road, and as well
managed, if I say it,, as the best
'It was a" Southwestern road, running
we will say from A. to A. At A. my good
old mother lived; at Z. I had the sweetest
little wife under the sun, and a baby; and
I alwavs had a dollar or two put by for a
rainy day. 1 was an odd kind ot a man,
tsei ng suut up wiin tne - engine, watering
with all your eyes, and Heart and soul in
side and out, don't make a man talkative.
. My wifes name- was Josephine, and I
called her Jo, Some people called me un.
sociable, and couidn 1 understand bow a
man could feel friendly without saying ten
words an hour, bo, though I had a few
old friends dear ones too I did not have
so many acquaintances as most people, and
did not care to have. The house which
held my wife and baby was the dearest
place on earth to me, except the old house
which held my mother up in A.
I never belonged to a club, or mixed my
self up with any stranger in any such way,
and never should if it had not been for
Granby. You see Granby was one of the
shareholders, a handsome, showy fello
1 used to talk with him, and we were
friends. He often rode from Z. to A., and
back again, and once he said-!
"1 ou ought to belong to the Scientific
Club, Gueldon."
"Never heard of it," said I.
' "I am a member," said he. "We meet
once a fortnight, and have a jolly good
time. We want thinking men like you.
We have some among us now. I'll pro
pose you, if vou like.
I was fond of such things, and I had
idea that I fancied might be worth some
thing. But then an engineer don't have
night and days to himself, and the club
would have one evening a fertnight from
Jo. I said :
"I"ll ask her. If she likes it, yes ?"
"Ask whom ?" said he. . (
"Jo.," said I.
"If every man had asked his wife, every
man's wife would have said, 'can't spare
you, my dear,' and we should have had
no club at all," said Granby.
But I made no answer. At home I told
Jo. She said : ' .
"I shall miss you, Ned ; but you love
such things, and then if Granby belongs
to it, they must be superior men."
"No doubt," said I.
"It isn't everybody who could be made
a member, said Jo. "Why of course you
roust say yes.''
So I said yes, and Granby proposed
me. Thursday fortnight, I went with
him to the rooms. There were some men
with brains there, and some without The
real business of the evening was the sup
per, and so it was every evening.
I'd always been a temperate man. I ac
tually did. not know what effect wine
would have upon me; butcoming to drink
more of it tban I ever had at the club ta
ble, I found it put the steam on. After so
many glasses I wanted to talk; after so
many more I did.
I seemed like somelody else, the words
were so ready. My little ideas came out
and were listened to, I made sharp hits; I
jndulged in repartee; I told stories; I even
came to punB. 1 heard somebody say to
Granby : "By George, that's a man worth
knowing. I thought him dull at first"
Yet I knew it was better to be quiet Ned
Guelden, with his ten words an hour, than
the wine-made witl was.
I was sure of it when, three hours after,
stumbled up stairs to find Jo. waiting for
mc, with her babe on her breast
"You've been deceiving me," said Jo,
"I susjiected it, but I wasu t sure. A
scientific club couldn't smell - like a bar
room." .
"W inch means 1 do, said 1 waving in
the middle of the room like a signal flag
at a station, and seeing two Joes.
"And look like one,' said Jo. ; and she
went and locked herself and the baby up
the spare bed-oom.
"Ned," said she, "do you think a
thing so much like a bottled-up and
stamped-down demon as steam is, is lit
be put into the hands of a drunken
? And some day, mark my words,
time will come when not only Thurs
day night,' but all the days of the week
will be the same. I've often heard you
wonder what the feelings of an engineer
who . has about the same as murdered
train full of people must le, and you will
know if you don't stop where you are. A
steady hand and a clear head have been
your blessings all these years. Don't
throw them away, Ned. If you don't
care for my love, don't ruin ypurself."
My little Jo. She spoke from her heart,
and I bent over and kissed her.
One club night, as I was dressed to go,
Jo. stood before me.
"Ned," said she, "I never had a fault
to find with you before. You've been kind,
and good, and loving, always; but 1
should be sorry we ever met if you are to
go on in this way. Don't ask me what I
mean. You know."
"Jo.," said I, "It's only one club night"
"It will grow," said she.
Then she put her arms around my
neck. '
"Don't be afraid, child. I'll never pain
you again. .
And I meant it; but at twelve o'clock
that night I felt that I had forgotten my
promise and my resolution.
I couldn't go home to Jo. I ma"3e up
my mind to sleep on the club sofa and
leave the place for good next day. Already
I felt my brain reel as I never had before.
In an hour I was in a land of stupor.
It was morning. A waiter stood ready
to brush my coat I sam a grin upon his
face. My head seemed ready to burst; my
hand trembled ; .1 looked at my watch, I
saw that I had only just five minutes to
reach the depot!
Jo's words came to my mind. Was I
fit to take charge of an engine f I was not
fit to answer. I ought to have asked some
sober man. As it was, I only caught up
my hat and rushed away. I was just in
The San Francisco glittered in the morn
ing sun. The cars were filling rappidly.
From my post I could hear the talking
bidding each other good-bye, promising
to write and come again. Among them
was au old gentleman I know by sight
one of the shareholders; he was bidding
two timid girls adieu.
"Good-bye, Kitty good-bye Lue," I
heard him say, "don't be nervous. The
San Francisco is the safest engine on the
line, and Guelden the most careful engi
neer. I wouldn't be afraid to trust every
mortal I love in the batch to their keeping.
Nothing could happen wrong with the two
together." '
I said 'Til get through it some how,
and Jo. shall never talk to me again."
After all it was easy enough. I reeled as I
spoke. I heard the signal. We were off.
Five hours from L. to D.: five hours
back. On the last I should be mysilf
again, I knew, I saw a red flutter, and
never guessed what it was until wo were
past the down train at a wrong place.
Two minutes more aud we should have
had a collision. . Somebody told me. I
laughed. I beard him say, respectfully.
'Of course, Mr.. Guelden you know
what you are about !" . ... .
Then I was a lone, and wondering
whether I should go slower or faster. I
did something, and the cars rushed on at
a fearful rate.
The same man who had spoken to me
before was standing near me. I heard
some question. .' , :.-r
Mow many miles an hour were we mak
ing? I did not know.
Rattle, rattle, rattle. " I was trying now
to slacken the speed of the San Francisco.
I could not remember what I should do.
Was it this or that f Faster only faster.
was playing with the engine like a child.
Suddenly there was a horrible roar a
crash; I was flung somewhere. It was into
the- water. . Bv a miracle I was only so
bered not hurt. 1 1 gained the shore. I
stood upon the ground between the track
and the river's edge, and there gazed at
my own work. , .
The engine was in fragments the cars
in Bplintere; dead, dying and wounded
were strewn around men, women and
children, old age and tender youth. There
were groans and shrieks of despair, lhe
maimed cried out in pain ; the uninjured
bewailed their dead ; and a voice, unheard
by any other, was in my ear whispnng
The news had gone back to A., and
people came thronging down to find their
lost ones. Searching for an old man's
daughter, I came to a place under the
trees, and five bodies were lying there in
all their rigid horror an old woman, a
young one, a baby and two little children.
It was fancy it was pure fancy, born of
my anguish they looked like oh ! great
Heaven I they were my old mother, my
wife, my children! all cold and dead.
How did they come on the train ? WThat
chance had brought this about I I gazed
on the good old face of her who had given
me birth, on the lovely features of my
wife, on the innocent children. I called
them by name; there was no answer.
There never could be never would be.
And I as I comprehended this, onward up
the track thundered another train. It's
red eye glared on me ; I flung myself be
fore it; I felt it crush me to atoms!
"His head is very hot," said somebody.
I opened my eyes and saw my wife.
"How do you feel!" she said ; "a little
I vas rejoiced and so astonished by the
sight of her, that I could not speak at first.
She repeated the question.
"1 must be crushed to pieces, said I,
for the train went over me ; "but I feel no
pain." .
"There he goes about the train again,"
remarked my wife- "Why, Ned ?"
I tried to move there was nothing the
matter with me; 1 sat up. I was in my
own room opposite me a crib vt which
two children were asleep, beside me a tiny
bald baby head. My wife and children
were safe! Was I delirous, or could it
"Jo." cried I, "tell me what has hap
"It's nine o'clock," sain Jo. "You came
home in such a dreadful state from the
club that I couldn't wake you. You were
not fit to manage steam and risk people's
lives. The San Francisco is half way to
A., I suppose, and you have been fright
ening me to death with your dreadful
And Jo. began to cry.
It was a dream only an awful dream.
But I had lived through it all as though it
"Is there a Bible in the house, Jo?"
said I.
"Are we heathens ?" said Jo.
"Give it to me this moment, Jo."
She brought it and I put my hand on
it and took an oath (too solemn to be re
peated here) that what happened never
should occur again. It never has And
if the San Francisco ever comes to grief,
the verdict will not be, as it ought to be
so often the engineer was drunk:
Rev- Dr. Hallock says the following is
the best way to write for a newspaper:
"Says the most possible in the least space.
Pitch right into your subject, make the
title and first sentance so that they must
be read; and so of the second, no matter
what has preceded or what is, to follow."
A Match Game of "Quoits."
Two young gentleman of this city went
out to "pitrh quoits" yesterday afternoon,
and we went out to report it We are not
a sporting paper except for the fun of the
thing; yet we do not intend to allow im
portant matches to pass without noticing
These young men are ambitious to be
considered men of muscle. They have
practiced lifting a good deal One of them
can lift a good sized beef-steak, besides
vegetables, with his teeth. He did it the
other day at the St Charles. If they had
not watched him, he would have lifted
their silver spoons too. The other can
stand a flour barrel on one end with his
friend inside, and, raising the barrel up
with one hand, hold it out at arm's length !
The barrel, we may remark incidentally,
has no heads in it
Having heard that quoit pitching was a
capital exercise for the developing of mus
cle, they procured some quoits, and seek
ing a vacant and retired lot made up a
game for a "pus." After a spirited discus
sion, in which they both took the same
side, they decided on a rolling hub instead
of a fixed one, and laying off their coats,
the game commenced. Each of them had
a small boy to carry the quoits, and there
were three referees on the ground. They
tossed np for the "first pitch," and one of
them got it-he stubbed his toe and pitched
on his nose. Referees decided that he had
his 'pitch,' and number two took the
He threw the first quoit over a garden
fence, eight yards to the right of the hub,
and the second quoit slipping out of his
hand flew backward, doubling up one of
the referees, whom it struck in the pit of
the stomach, tioud cnes from the pit
Small boy got over the fence to get the
quoit and was arrested by the proprietor
for trespass. Boy bailed out with a milk
stool, while the man went for an officer.
No one pitched his 'frame.' First quoit
hit a hen serenely sitting under the fence.
Cries of fowlP He took a deliberate aim
with the second quoit and lanched it at
the hub.
'He's hit the hub" yelled his backeis,
exultingly; but an investigation proved
that he had hit the hub of a broken dpwn
cart wheel by the side of the street, and
odds were no longer offered in his favor.
The referees got a clothes line to measure
the distance from the hub, but they had to
splice on a bed-cord and a cistern-pole.
They decided that both pitchers were 'dis
tanced,' the rules of the game requiring
that in order to count, the quoit must be
within fifteen rods and a back yard of the
hub. The pitchers of quoits were then re
freshed with a pitcher of beer.
It became No. two's 'shot,' He took the
'light red' quoit in his hand, drew it up to
his eye and sighted across it at the 'pale
white' hub. He shot and 'pocketed' his
iuoit in a newly excavated cellar across
the street He landed the other quoit
under a bridge.- JNo one objected. lie
said he 'barred the bridge."
It was iso one s innings. He came up
to the scratch a little 'groggy from pitch
ing m too raucn peer, wnen he began
to take his usual deliberate aim the referees
took the precaution to rally on the hub so
as to be out of tbe way.
A man who was sawing wood about
square away, received the quoit on the top
of his head, but saw stars. He says quoits
don't strike him favorably. Wood sawyer
brought in the quoit and laid it on the
hub, 'scratching' one. That one was the
It now became No. one's 'move,' He
threw a 'skewing' quoit 'barking the shins
of some boys who had climbed on the
fence to be out of the way, and making a
'pursuing caroom on the tees of a gouty
old gentleman who was. passing.
He tried to throw the other quoit be
yond the hub, so as to 'draw back' on it,
but there wasn't chalk enough on the
'leather' of hisshoes; his heels flew up and
down he same. The referee 'ordered him
up,' but he said he would refer to 'pass.
At this stage Ao. 2 claimed tne game,
because No. I had not won it f A referee
who held the 'sponge' swallowed it to pre
vent deciding the game, but an emetic
was promptly administered to him by the
1ottie holder, which compelled him to
throw up the sponge.
The victor is to be presented with a pair
of gold-headed quoits, inlaid with pearl,
and a river mounted 'hub.
Josh Billings on Billiards.
Everybody seems tew be getting crazy
over a new game which has jist bin dis-
diskovered, called billyards.
. It iz played on the top ov a table which
is a little longer than it iz suqare, and the
game seems tew konsist in pushing some
round red bawls again sum round white
bawls, until they drop into little pudding
bags which are hung onto the outside ov
the table.
It takes 2 men to play the game, but
or 5 kan look on.
They take oph their coats, and stand
cluss up tew the table, with a short peace
ov a fishing pole in their hands, which
haz a cholk mark onto the end of it
Then one begins by giving one of the
bawls a punoh in the stummuck, which
sends it again the next one a stummuck,
and so on, till the t'other fellow's turn for
punching comes on.
But you ought to see the game ; it kant
be delineated bi words.
One feller generally beats the other fel
ler, and then pays the landlord ov the con
sarn 25 cents for the pnvilige ov gitting
beat, and buys sum gin, with lemonade in
it, and all hands drink. Ibisiz billyards.
Winter Fashions.
The cold, stormy weather, with the near
advent of old winter, is bringing out the
winter styles. On Saturday the display
on the streets as well as in some of the
huge plate glass windows along Main
street, was very fine. We noticed two or
three new styles of cloaks, but the Jerome
Park seems to us decidedly the most ap
propriate in material as well as in cut It
is decidedly pretty and comfortable in its
look. There was another style we saw a
sack in shape, with points. Ibis style
promises to be somewhat fashionable, but
we cannot say that we reallv admire it
The plain front of the sack looks consid
erably better. As to bonnets, we may say
we did not see any. The things which are
now worn may look pretty, but they are
entirely too suggestive of neuralgia and
tooth-ache to create very favorable impres
sions. We 8upiose, however, when "old
winter" has fairly set in, this style will
give way to one more suitable to the sea
son. We saw one of the short style of
dresses on the street. It is very conveni
ent, but not as tasty as the long skirts loop
ed up. Exchange.
A Little Nonsense.
''So far, sogood," as the boy said when
he had finished the first pot of his moth
er's jam.
Husband: "Mary, my love, this apple
dumpling is not half done. Wife: "Well,
finish it then, my dear."
Why is a schoolmaster like an engine
driver ? One trains the mind, the other
minds the train.
A grocer advertises thus: "Hams and
cigars, smoked and unsmoked by Jona
than Brown."
Soft soap in some shape pleases all: and
generally speaking, the more lye you put
into it tne oeiter.
In a country churchyard this epitaph
may be seen : "Here lies the body of John
Robison, and Ruth, his wife." Under
neath is the motto, "Their warfare is en
ded." "Well, Jaue, this is a queer world." said
Joe to his wife, "a sect of woman philoso-
pners nave just, sprung up." "Indeed,
said Jane, "and what do they hold !" "The
strangest thing in nature," said he, "their
An over-excited down east editor, who
sends ns his paper regularly every week,
relieves himself of the following beautiful
comparison: "lhe gorgeous strings of
glass beads glistened on the heaving bos
oms of the village belles, like polished ru-
oies resting on me surtace ot warm apple
dumplings," Just so!
"If you ever think of marrying a widow,
my son," said an anxious parent to his
heir, select one whose first husband was
hung; that is the only way to prevent her
throwing his memory in your face, and
making annoying comparisons." Even
that won't prevent it" exclaimed a crusty
old bachelor; "she'll then praise him, and
say hanging would be too good for you r
A little boy had a colt and a dog, and
his generosity was often tried by visitors
asking him ("Just to see what he would
say,") to give them one or both of his pets.
One day he told a gentleman present that
he might have bis colt reserving the dog,
much to the surprise of his mother, who
asked : "Why, Jackey, why didn't you
give him the dog ?" "?ay nothing, mother,
when be goes te get the colt 1 11 set the
dog on him-"
One day, at the table of the late Dr.
Pease, (Dean of Ely) just as the cloth was
being removed, the subject of discourse
happened to be that of an extraordinary
mortality among tbe lawyers. "v e have
lost Baid a gentleman, "not less than t'X
eminent barristers in as many months."
The Dean, who was quite deaf, rose as his
mend finished his remarks, and gave the
company grace : "for this and every other
mercy, the Lord's name be praised ! The
effect was irresistible.
The following is said to have been found
in tbe boot of a man who had committed
suicide, ne naving become insane, as is
supposed, by trying to unravel the mys
tery :
..T , 1 1 1 ,
"i raarrteu a wmow wno had a grown
up daughter. My father visited our house
very often, fell m love with my step-daugh
ter and married her. So my father be
came my son-in-law, and my step-daugh
ter my mother, tor she was my father'i
wife. Some time afterward my wife had
a son he was my father's brother-in-law
and my uncle, for he was the brother of
my step mother. My fathers wife, L e.
my step daughter had also a son; he was
of course my brother, and in the mean
time my grandchild, for he was the son of
my daughter. My wife was my grand
mother, because she was my mother s
mother. 1 was my wife s husband and
grandchild at the same time. And as the
husband ol a person s grandmother is his
grandfather, I was my own grandfather,
Foreign Gossip.
A silver mine in Greece, which suspen
ded operations 2,294 years ago, has been
purchased and is now being worked by a
trench company.
At a council held by Queen Victoria, at
Windsor, on the 10th of November, it was
ordered that the prayer for relief from the
the cattle plague should be discontinued.
Mr. Otto Goldschmidt husband of Jen
uy Lind, has been appointed Vice Presi
dent to the Royal Academy of Music, in
The number of the Gazelta di Venezia
of the 8th Nov., giving an account of the
Kings arrival appeared with a border of
gilt vignettes. 1 he title is printed in gold,
and the rest of the journal in blue ink,
A London paper has the following ad
vertisement: "J. H. Adams will whistle
any man within fifty miles of London for
1 up to ii, who has not whistled for I
like sum. Man and money ready at Mr.
Phillips', Langley place, Commercial road
A case of prolonged lethargy has oc
curred near Yvetot, in France. A young
man aged twenty has now been sleeping
for three weeks. Lrruel and a small nuan
ty of wine are passed down his throat ev
ery day. liis respiration and pulse are
regular. He is said to have lain in a sim
ilar state for a fortnight three years back,
A female elephant belonging to a gen
tleman in Calcutta, being ordered from the
upper country to Chotygone, broke loose
from her keeper, and was lost in the woods.
The excuses which the keeper made was
not admitted. It was supposed that he
had Bold the elephant; his wife and fami
ly therefore were sold for slaves, and he
wrs hjmself condemned io work upon the
roads. About twelve years, after this man
was ordered into the country to assist in
catching wild elephants. The keeper fan
cied he saw his long lost elephant in a
group that was before them. He was de
termined to go up to it; nor could the
strongest representations of the danger
dissuade him from his urpose. W hen he
approached tne creature she knew him,
and giving him three salutes, by waving
her trunk in tbe air, knelt down and re
ceived him on her back. She afterwards
assisted in securing the other elephants,
and likewise brought with her three young
ones which she had produced during her
absence. Tbe keeper recovered his char
acter, and, as a recompense for his suffer-
ng and intrepiditv, had an annuity set
tled on him for life.
Rev. Isaac Craw, of Kelloggsville, Ca
uga county, New York, has celebrated
his one hundredth birthday. He voted
for Washington for President, and has
been a Baptist preachar for more than 80
Foreign Gossip. For the Little Folks.
Capital Fun.
"Now boys, I'll tell yon how we can
have some fun," said Freddie B , to
his companions, who had assembled on a
beautiful moonlight evening, for sliding,
snow balling, and fun generally.
"How ?" "Where ?" -What is it I ask
ed several eager voices all at once.
"I heard widow M tell a man a lit
tle whileago," replied Freddie, "that she
would go over and sit up with a sick child
to night She said she wonld be over
about eight o'clock. Now, as soon as she
is gone, let's go and make a big snow man
on her door step, so that when she returns
she can not get into her honse without
first knocking him down.
"Capital," "first rate," "hoora," shouted
some of the boys.
"See here," said Charlie N "I'll
tell you the best fun."
"What is it V again inquired several at
"Wait a while," said Charlie. "Who's
gota wood saw!"
"I have;" "so have L," answered three .
of the boys. "But what in the world do
you want a wood saw for !"
"Yon shall see," replied Charlie. "It
is almost eight o'clock now, so go and get
get each an axe, and I will get a shovel.
i,tt us all be back here in fifteen minutes
and then I will show you the fun."
The boys separated to go on their seve
ral errands, each wondering what the fnn
could be, and what possible use could be
made of wood saws and axes in their play.
But Charlie was net only a great favorite
with them all, but also an acknowledged
leader; and they fully believed in him and
his promise. Their curiosity gave elastic
ity to their steps, and they were soon as
sembled. "Now," said Charlie, "Mrs. M- is
gone, for I met her when I waa coming
back ; so let's be off at once."
" "But what are you going to do V In
quired several impatient ones. ' ,
"You shall see presently," replied the
leader, as they approached the humble
residence of Mrs. M . '
"Now, boys," said Charlie, "yon see
that pile of wood ; a man hauled it here
this afternoon, aud I heard Mrs. M tell
him that unless she got some one to saw
it to-night, she would have hardly any
thing to make a fire with in the morning.
Now, we can saw and split that pile of
wood just about as easy as as we could
build a great snow man ; and when Mrs.
M comes home from her watching, she
will fee as much surprised to find her
wood sawed as she would, to find a snow
man on her door step, and a great deal
more pleasantly surprised, too. What say
you ? Will you do it ?
One or two of the boys rather demur
red at first They didn't like to saw wood,
they said. But the majority were in fa
vor of Charlie's project; so they finally
joined in, and went to work with a will
"I'll go around to the back of the shed,"
said Charlie, "and crawl through the win
dow and unfasten the door. Then well
take turns in sawing, splitting, and carry,
ing in the wood ; and I want to pile it up
real nice, and to shovel all the snow away
from the door to the. street; wont it be
fun, when she corr.es borne and sees.it!"
The boys began to appreciate the fun;
for they felt that they were doing a good
deed, and individually experienced that
self-satisfaction and joy which always re-
anlt frnm wftll-rlnino.
It was not a long, wearisome job for
seven robust and healthy beys, to saw,
split and pile np the widow's half cord of
wood, and to shovel a good path. ' And
when it was done, so great was their pleas
ure and satisfaction that one of the boys
who objected to the work at first, propos- .
ed that they should go to a neighborintr
carpenter shop (where plenty of shavings
could be had for the carrying away) and
each bring an armful of kindling wood.
The proposition was Veadily acceded to; '
and, this done, tbey repaired to their homes
ail of them more than satisfied with the
"fun" of the evening, r And next morn
inc. when the wearv widow rptiirnnd from
watching by the sick-bed, and , saw what
was done, she was pleasantly1 surprised ;
and afterwards when a neighbor (who had,
unobserved, witnessed the labors of the
boys,) told how it was done, her. fervent
"God bless the b oys," was, of itself, if
they could have heard it, an abundant re
ward for their labors.
Capital Fun. Sunday Readings.
A Beautiful Prayer.
At an Israelite Sunday School festival
in Cincinnati, on. Thursday of last week,
the occasion being a celebration of the
return of the Jews and restoration of their
worship under Judas Maccabeus, the fol
lowing prayer was made by Rev. Dr. Lil- '
lienthal, a Jewish Rabbi :
Father in heaven ! We, the parents of
these children, are leading them before
the throne of thy eternal grace and mer
cy, to intrust them to thy paternal cars
and love. As thou hast been with us, so
be thou with them, and accept the prayers '
of their innocent hearts! As thon hast
permitted ns to understand and compre
hend tbe principles of truth, justice, lib
erty and universal charity, so grant them
thy spirit, that they may learn to appre
ciate their value !As thou hast guarded us
like a true and faithful shepherd, so lead
them on the path of duty and virtue that
they may find favor in thy eyes, and be
an honor to us, to society and to ourcoun-.
try. Teach them to shun error, to abhor
vice, and to live a life that promises a rich
harvest of joy and blessing. Give them
the spirit of the Maccabees, that they may
set principles over frail and momentary
advantages, and the glorious time we are
celebrating to-day may be renewed by
them and with them. They love thee, 0
God, these children; they love thee and
wish to obey thy word and thy command ;
grant them, therefore, their supplication;
grant the prayer which the father and mo
thers, tor the joyful future of their child
ren, are sending up to thee ; for in thee
we put our trust, we and our children, for
ever and ever. Amen.
A Fablk. A young man once picked
up a sovereign lying in the road. Ever
afterwards, as he walked along, he kept
. i : 1 . c i . i i f
uis eyes steauuy uxeu on me grouna, in
hopes of finding another. And, in the
course of a long life, he picked up, at dif
ferent times a good amount of gold r.nd
silver. But all these days he saw not
that heaven was bright above him, and
nature beautiful around, and when he died
rich old man, he knew only this fair
earth of ours as a dirty road to pick np
money as you walk along.
The world is full of trials and annoy- .
ances, will be to the end. But a better
world is coming, where there will be no
more trials, no more sin for ever. If we
would obtain an inheritance in that world,
we must learn to bear meekly and patient
the trials of this. That inheritance is
promised only to the overeomer. Let us,
then, try to pray, and keep trying and pray
ing that" God will help us to come.
The rich and poor meet together; the
Lord is the maker of them alL Who be- .
lieves the latter clause? Some people
think that "poor people" grow, in pray.

xml | txt