OCR Interpretation

Fremont weekly freeman. [volume] (Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio) 1850-1853, September 07, 1850, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85026051/1850-09-07/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

im Til . T TT
i.w. i . I .
Oil Ivl H
J il
f ' -
t :
Y J, S. FOrKE, Editor and Publisher.
The Frkkh iii. is published every Satnrdav mora
ine; Office la Buckland's Brick Building third
laryj rtumoiil, Saudutky county, Uhio...,
Single mnil subscribers, per year, , $150
Ctuba of ten mad upwards, to one address ' 1 37)
, iunaoi tuteen --. . ..., , , 4 Ka
Town subscribers will be charged Si 75. The dif-
- ' : ference ia the terms between the price on papers
- delivered in town and taose sent by mail, is occa
sioned by the expense of carrying.
When the money is not paid in advance', as above
, ajweified, Two Dollars will be charted if paid with
in the year, if not paid until after the aspiration of
X Che year, t wo Dollars and t ifty eentswill be charg
ed. Th 'se terms will be strictly adhered to.
How to Stqf Pafek First eee thai yon have
paid for it op to the time you wish it to stop; notify
the Post Master of yonr uVeire, and ask him to no
tify the publisher, under his frank, (as he ia author
ized to do) of your wh to discontiune.
'On square 13 lines first insertion...
Do - each additional insertion.
v Do Threemonths.. .........
- Do Si mouths..............
' Do ; i One year.... ........ ....
Ttro sqaares Six mouths... ..........
Do One year.... .... ..
Half eel am a One year.... ...........
i- One column One year........ ........
.$0 50
. 25
.9 06
. 8 50
. 5 00
. 600
. 10 00
.30 00
Bttsiness Directors.
We are bow prepared to execute to order, in a
ueat and expeditious manner, and upon the fairest
terms; almost all descriptions or -
: SUCH AS -...
f!p-J!tV.5J CaD, ,
Hakdsills, -r'
Cataloocxs, f .
Show Bills,
I o rricrs' Burls, '
IjHwtkhs' Blakm,
Bill Heads,
Bills or Lad:mo,
Bask Cbxcxs, 1 ,
Law Casks,
Ball Tickets, itc
W mi,M to thnaa of oor friends who are in
wawt ef such work, yon need not go abroad to gel
done, when it can be dope just a gooo a. nonie.
' Foar STirBiH Division,. No. 432. Stated
' mtinir. veerv Toesdav eveninf at the Division
Room in the old Northern Exchange.
Cbosbak LoDoa. o. 77, meets at the Odd Fel
Iowa' Hall, in Bucklaud's Brick Building, every
f Saturday evening. : -:.
-- boberts, HUBBARD & CO.:
" J-eEepiMsr, Tin, and Sheet-iroB Ware,
,- . i - ASH BIAIKSJ IS . f "J
Stores, Wool Hides, SHeep-pelts, Rags,
. Old Copper. Old StoveN fec., &c:
Pease' Briclt Blocfc, BTo. 1. '
Press, Mediciaes, Paints, Dye-StHfls,
Books', StationasT,
At tome y and Counsellor at Ija wi
" ' FREMONT, OHIO. ' - .
5 Office Osaioat soath of A. B. Taylor's siore. ap
,staire.- Aup. 31. IH..0.
, Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
1 And BeHanov iwCwawoery, will attend to - refees
. tenal aauineee ia Sandusky and adjoin ins; counties.
Office Second story of Buekland's Block.
i ; JOHV i.. GREECE, : : .
- And Proaecntinf Attorney, for Sauducky ounty,
will attend to all prefresioiial business entrusted to
ftik care, with promptness and fidelity.
Office la the second story of Buckland'a Block.
. .3 t. r. FREMONT, OHIO. - - ;
Attorney and Counsellor at law,
-9 "'Ana Solicitor id Chancery,. win carelajly attend
mo all professional business left, in his chare. Hi
srill also attend to the collection, of claims &c, in
this and adjoining coontms ' ' ' '
Office Second story Buekhmd'e Block. '
l. : . -: "FREMOMT, OHIO. 1
i U.J. BAIITLETT,. ! '
' Attorney and Counsellor at liiiw, .
: WiH jive his nodiviaVd attentiou to jjrofessional
Easiness in Sandasky and the adjoining counties.
T Office Over Op pen beimer'a Store.
.. . , FREMONT; OHIO. : , -:r 1
rr-rr njt. SJ nxx, (
j.rflENDERS' his professiooal services to the citi
r zens of Fremont snd adjacent connrry. . , '
Office One door north of E. Leppelman' Jew.
.elry Store, where t .."will cheerfully attend to any
calls, exeept when absent on professional duty. s
Jnue 24, 1S50. . . ' , - . , ' " - .... -
" ' XaA l. IUWSO.Vi
u "Office North side of life Turnpike, nearly oppO'
'site the Post Office. ' . - -
- , FREMONT, OHIO. ' 14
Respeetfofly tenders his professional services to
.. the cittsens of Fremont and vicinity. , -
( Offioe One door Berth of E. W. Cook's Store.
?',.BIatnaI Fire Insurance Company.
i e-
B P. BCCKbAXD, Agcntt
vn8T nt-'i'Tri.' Hnirns.
The regular Post Office hours, natil further no-
"lice will be a follows:
i: From? to 12 A. M and from 1 to 8 P. M.
-, 6undays from 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 f M.
"W. M. STARK, P. M.
'.-.. -' :.-. ' Farms to Iiet! -. -
SEVERAL FARMS, near Fremont, and conve
nient to the Turnpike, 03 TO RENT.. .3
Some of these have Eighty to Ninety acres clear
'ed thereon, with comfortable HoDsea, Barns etc.
. Enquire of . SAHU CROWELL,
. General Land Agent.
t' Mashalange, March 2, 185051-5
iln all kinds of Produce ;
t, - ' ; - At the Old Stand ' !
'-EorraeriT occupied by Dickenson & V. Doren.
... - ERE MONT, OHIO. -
i' December 15. w-- - . yi s V" I
. rTlIIE choicest Liquors and Wines for Medicinal
x, and Mechanical porposes for sale at -
$ o t trjj'.
- From the Newark Daily Advertiser.
. The abode of Mnslc.
- Where does the soul of Music dwell; .
Say, ia its spirit sound aloue
In harpatrings, or in sitver bell
.. r And in the organ's solemn tone?
It dwells in brooks that softly flow,
' And step as if they went by stealth.
Iu sea shells as they whisper low.
And tell of ecean's secret wealth.
It lives in zephyr's twilight song
That speaks of birds and flowers rare
And where the thunder rolls along
Upon the stormy midnight air.
. When birds pour fourth their songs at even.
No human voice is half so sweet
For ah! the birds dwell nearer heaven,
And they its music still repeat. r '
Then would yon find sweet Music's home.
Go forth, and list to.Natare fair . ..
O'er rock, and hill, and valley roam, - -For
Music dwelletlixviRTWHERl. A.a.w.
I nave Something Sweet to tell yon!
, I have something sweet to tell you, -
. But the secret you must keep, .
!; And rememher. if it isn't right
1 am " talking in my sleep! "
: For 1 know that I am dreamine,
When I think your love ia mine"; "
-And I kuow they are but aeeininir, -
. All the hopea that rooud me ahine
. o, remember, when' I tell you, '
What t can no longer keep,
. We are none of us responsible
For what we say in sleep.
My pretty secret's coming!
O listen with yoorheart,
' And yon shall hear it humming '
So close 'twill make yoa start.
0 shut your eyes in earnest, " .
"Or mine will wildly weep;
1 love yoa! I adore you! but
"I am talking in my sleep! "
'flli stellan to us.
. An Instructive Sketch.
. .It is tlie duty of mothers to sustain the re
verses of fortune. Frequent and sudden as
they have been in our country, it is important
that young females should possess some em
ployment, by which they might obtain a live
lihood in case that they should be reduced to
the necessity of supporting themselves. When
the. families are unespeetedly reduced lo pov
erty, how pitiful, contemptible, it is to see the
mother desponding or helpless, and permitting
her daughters to embarrass those whom it is
their duty-to assist and cheer.
U have lost my whole fortune, said a mer
chant as tie' returned one evening to his home ;
we can no ionffer keep - our -carriage. We
must leave this large house. The children can
no longer co to expensive schools. Yesterday
I was n rich man;- to-day, there is nothing I
can call my own.'
'Dear husband,' said the wife, we are still
rich in each other and our children. Money
may pass away, but, God has given us better
treasure in those active hands and loving
hearts. . , .
Pear father,' said tne children, 'do not look
so sober. We will help you get a living.
What can you do poor things V said he.
'You shall sec! you shall see!' answered
several of tha voices. 'It is a pity if we have
been to school for nothing.. ,How can the fath
er of eight children be poor ? ' 'We shall work
and make you rich again.'
'1 shall help,' said the younget girl, hardly
four years old. .-"I shall not have any Tiew
things bought,- and 1 shall sell my great doll.
X he heart of the husband and father, which
had sunk within his 1)osom like a stone, was
lifted op. The sweet enthusiasm of the scene
cheered him, and bis nightly prayer was like
a song of praise. : . "..', .' ' .
I hey. left their stately bouse. , 1 he serv
ants were dismissed, pictures and plate, rich
carpets, and furniture were sold, and she who
had been misstress of the mansion shed no
tears. . - ' ' .
,'Pay every ; debt,' said she ; 'let no one suf
fer through us, and we may be happy.'
tie rented a neat cottage, and a small piece
of ground, a few miles from the city. With
the aid nt fcts soils, he cultivated vegetables
for the market He viewed with delight and
astonishment the economy of his wife, nurtur
ed as she had been in wealth, and the emcien-
cy which his daughters soon acquired under
her 'training.' ' "'.;".'..
' The eldest instructed in the household, and
also assisted the : younger children besides
they -execoted various works, which they had
learned as accomplishments, tbut which they
found could be disposed of to advrntage.
They embroidered, with lasle, some of the
ornamental parts of female apparel, which
were readily sold to a merchant in the city.
They cultivated, flowers, sent bouquets to
Imarket in. the cart that conveyed the vegeta
bles; they plaited straw, they painted itaps,
they executed plain needle-work. Everyone
was at her post, busy and cheerful.1 The lit
tle cottage was like a bee-hive.
. 'I never enjoyed such health before,' said
the father. , -
'And I was never so bappy before,' said
the mother. - "
We never knew how many things we could
do, when we lived" in the great house,' said
the children; 'and we love each other a great
deal better here. You call us your little
'Yes,' replied the father; 'and you make
just such honey as the heart likes to feed on.'
Economy as well as industry was strictly
observed ; nothing was wasted. Nothing un
necessary was purchased. The eldest daugh
ter became assistant teacher in the seminary,
and the second took her place as instructosess
to the family.
The dwelling which had always been kept
neat, they were soon able to beautify. Its
construction was improved, and the vines and
flowering trees were replanted around it.
The merchant was happier under his woodbine-covered
porch, in a summers evening,
than he had been in his showy dressing-room.
'We are now thriving and prosperous," said
he; 'shall we return to the city ?,
'Oh.no!' was the unanimous reply.
'Let us remain,' said the wife, 'where we
have found health and contentment.' - -
'Father,' said the youngest, 'all we children
hope you are not going to be rich again ; for
then, they added, 'we little ones were shut
up in the nursery, and did not see much of
you and mother. , .Now we all live together;
and sister, who loves us, teaches us, and we
learn to be industrous and useful. . We were
none of us happy when we were rich and did
not work. So, father, please not be rich any
more. b-
From the Model American Coiirivr.
The Hypochondriac; or, Presence
of Hiad Illustrated.
From one of our Paris exchanges we have
translated for our readers the fallowing graphic
and interesting sketch, which shows how vi
tally important is presence of mind to the pro
fessional man.
A young Spaniard, of a wealthy and res
pectable family of Cape Verde, arrived in Paris
a few months since, accompanied by his mo
ther. The moment they had descended from
their post chaise they acquired the address of
the celebrated Dr. Orfila; having ascertained
it, they proceed directly to his house, and
were fortunate enough to find him at home.
'Doctor,' said the young man, 'our ances
tors were, 1 believe, compatriots; and it is,
however, vour European reputation that has
attracted us hither, and that induced us to
take so Ions; a voyage in order to consult you.'
The Doctor, whilst listening to the son, di
rected his attention to the mother, whose sun
ken eye and pallid features bespoke intense
'It is doubtless for Madame .'
fortunately, no," interrupted the young
Spaniard, it is tor me. .
The mother suppressed a sigh and furtively
wiped away a tear with her pocket h andker-
chiel. -
'Ah, for you?' said the doctor, in a tone of
astonishment, for the young man seemed to be
in the enjoyment of perfect health. Let's see,
sir, give me the details of your malady. Iam
all attention.' '
' The mother gazed earnestly at the doctor,
who now endeavored to do so in the same way
that a man of quick sagacity would set about
solving some unforseen enigma.
'Doctor, said the son, 'you see before you
the most miserable being on earth. I am af-
fliected with three infirmities which debar
me from the enjoyment of those pleasures to
which my age and my fortune entitle me ;
these infirmities cause me to tremble in the
presence of a woman, and to shun the society
of my own sex; my pride as a Spaniard and
a gentleman being in my continual apprehen
sion of some affront, either in love or friend
ship. I prefer living in solitude, yet this iso
lation is killing me. Judge, doctor, of my po
sition. "
Doctor Orfila bent forward his head, and ex
tended his arms, as if' awaiting some further
explanation ere he could answer. .
The mother crossed her hande and raised
her eyes to heaven in the attitude of prayer.
'Here is my infirmity,' . continued the young
Spaniard, placing his forefinger on his nose;
this 1 have been told may be ensily cured by
a new operation, recently invented by a Paris
practitioner, and I am ready to submit to any
thing.' . . .
The doctor look at the young man's nose;
its fine a juline outline, and perfect chisseling
might servi as a study for un artist
'Truly,' said the doctor, 'so conspicuous a
deformity must render you very unhappy.' -
'Oh! doctor it disgusts me with life itself.'
It is enough to do so, indued,' said the doc
tor. 'Your nose struck me the moment you en
tered the room'
. 'You see, doctor, that I am right!' .
'Certainly, sir. What pity thought I, that
the countenance of thatyotimj; man should be
disfigured by so unnatural h deformity.' '
- 'That's what evey one thinks, doctor!""
.'Let us come now to the other infirmities,'
said the doctor, with inimitable saiiy froid.
'Examine my cheeks and my chin, doctor?'
' 'I have examined them. -
What do you see?'
Nothing.' . . . -
. 'Precisely so, doctor. Nothing! no beard !
not even the slightest down ! No indication
of my sex! If I wished to marry, what man
would give me his daughter!' -
'No man, you are right, sir. :-
'Doctor, I have employed for the second in
firmity a remedy which a friend had prescri
bed for me ; I shave twice a day with the best
English razor. !
' 'And it has not succeeded V '
,. 'Not at all, doctor..
'Astonishing!' -
'You see, mother,' said the voting man, tur
ning to the' lady, 'that the doctor does me fu!)
justice, and does not treat me as a mad nuw,
like my. uncle and cousin.? . " - -
Your uncle mid cousin must themselves j
he mnti, snid the doctor. 'As soon as you
entered, I exclaimed, to , myself what a tine
young man, ami what -a'pftty hi' has not a
handsome beard, such as is worn by dandies
of the present day 7. out let us pass to the
third infirmity... ; 4 . s
'You have not already observed it, doctor?'
' 'Why yes I thought I discovered a
certain ''.' ' ; ' '
'A certain what'?' ' -a ". -
A something cxceedinly shocking in ' :
'In my carriage.. There is a striking defect
there.' ... .' '
So well there may be." I halt friglitfully
my left foot is four1 inches shorter than my
right.' . . i :
'Oh, that is evident at first sight,' said the
doctor. 'What a pity thought I, that as
handsome a young man as you should be
' 'You understand me, doctor, that with
these three infirmities life is intolerable to me.'
.'Intolerable indeed it must be.'
It is for this I came to you,' said the young
man, crossing his hands devoutedly, as if be
fore some holy image, 'to you god of the med
ical art, to implore of you life. I am told
that you are in possession of secrets so won
derful that they cure what has hitherto been
considered incurable. Take pity on my con
dition. Make me live' the life of other men,
and all my fortune is at your service.'
'The poor mother shook her head in despair
and wept
'Sir,' said the doctor, 'I have been so fortu
nate as to cure even greater infirmities than
yours. If 1 find you a submissive and coura
geous patient, I - -
'Oh,' interrupted the Spaniard, 'cut my
flesh as if it were marble, I shall not utter a
complaint, not a single sigh shall csape me.'
'We shall proceed then to the operation '
The mother opened her eyes, and gazed
steadily nt Doctor Orfila, who said to her
'Madame you may stay make your mind
easy, I shall spare you maternal tenderness as
much as possible. I shall etherize your son,,
and the operation will be accomplished with
out pain.'
At these words the doctor arranged on the
table a formidable array of surgical instru
ments, and having made the young Spaniard
recline on a eouch, he administered ether to
him. When, certain that his patient bad be
come insensible, he'touched his nose with sev
eral instruments, and pretended to deposite
something on a silver plate. ' This first opera
tion achieved, he fastened a heavy weight to
the left foot, making all the while, as much
noise and clanking of irons as he possibly
could. The mother watched the doctors pro
ceedings, without understanding the meaning
of all this chirurgical manoevcring.
'Madam,' said the doctor in a low voice, 'in
three seconds the influence of ether will cease,
your son will soon recover the use of his facul
ties; at a signal given from me, you must cast
yourself into his arms, exclaiming 'My son
you are cured.'
This was done as directed.
. The doctor embraced the young man also,
saying to him, 'walk.'
The Spaniard disengaged his left foot from
its iron trummels, and walked up and down
the room.
The doctor and the mother clapped their
'Do you suffer?' asked the doctor in the
most natural tone imaginable.
'Hardly at all' answered the young man, his
countenance radientas a seraph's.'
'And now,' said the doctor, show him some
shapelees particles on a plate, 'now look in the
mirror here is all 1 have taken from you
at present, you have the shape of an Indian
Bach us.' : . . f - ; -. : :" - :"
'What an astonishing operation,' cried the
mother, who now began to comprehend the
enigma; and thanked the doctor in the most
grateful manner, whilst he held the mirror to
her son.
The young man look at himself in the glass
with the air of aNarcisus; had he been alone
he would have embraced himself.
'Doctor,' said the mother, who at least un
derstood the ruse 'accept on account, and es
pecially as a token of my gratitude, this ring,
in which are set three of the finest diamonds
of Hyder Ab&d.
'I accept it with pleasure.' answered the
doctor adding in a low tone, on condition, Mad
am, that you permit me to return it to you
again.' .
This pretended present had a powerful ef
fect on the y'ung man, and completed his
'We have a third infirmity to treat,' said
the doctor. 'I wish to give you the most beau
tiful black moustahe that ever graced the lip
of aCastlian.' .
The Spaniard bounded with joy, like a
scholar who obtains the prize of honor.
Take this flask,' said the doctor, 'and bathe
your face every morning with the wonderful
liquid it contains. Above all, be sure not to
shave for two weeks from to-day, and at the
expiration of that time, you will resemble one
of Titian's portraits. I shall expect to see you
in two weeks.' - s
The Spaniard was about to cast himself at
the doctor's feet, but was restrained by a be
nevolept hand. - -
'My illustrious benefactor,' said he, 'I have
but few days to spend in Paris.- I am impa
tient to return to my native country, where
now, thanks to you I may marry Donna The
resa Figueras.' '
Very well, said the doctor, 'mary as soon
as you please. 1 authorize you to do so, and
you may trust me.'
The adieus were most touching, the doctor
secretly returned the ring, to which he tho't
he had no claim, and he declined a hundred
thousand francs which the imaginary invalid
offered him on account. .......
'When I cure a patient,' said the doctor, 'I
accept a fee, but when I restore life, I take no
thing; 1 am repaid.
Never was a freak of the imagination, en
gendered beneath a tropical sun, more adroitly
or more promptly cured. The doctor bas
within a few days, received a letter from the
young Spaniard, announcing his marriage, his
joy, his happiness and the radical cure of his
triple maledy. m
Imagination, says the doctor, "is like tne
lance of Achilles it wounds and heals. But
it is necessary to know how to wield the lance
there lies the difficulty.
An Enigma. A correspondent of ours a
few days ago, asked us to hunt up and pub
lish the following literary curiosity. A friend
oi'ouiB has done it for us. remarking that his
cor v is from memory. The celebrated Anne
Q . . . ... o r? li.fr in tai- will a Kaniinci rf .O ctar.
ling, to be given to the person who should
solve this riddle. We believe the reward has
never yet been claimed : .......
The nob'est ohject in the works of art;
The hriehtesl gem ihat nature can impart.
' The point essent:nl in e lawyer's case -'
The well known. signal in the time of peace.
The farmer's promptor when he drives the plow;
The soldier's duiv and the lover's vow;
The planet seen between Ihe earth and sun
v The pris that merit never yet has won;
. The miser's treasure and the badge of Jews,
The wife's ambition and the parson's dues.
Now if your. noble epirit can divine
A corresponding word for every line,
Br the first letters quickly will be shown
An ancient ettv of no small renown. 4 1 j
' .... ,, , Humor.
Boy. Ma, isn't Miss Lovelocke a nice lady ?
is nt she though .'
Mother. Yes, love, she is, indeed,
fine lady.
B. And don't father think a heap of her ?
don t he though ;
M. Yes father, as well as myself, thinks
very highly of Miss Lovelocke.
B. That's what I thought to-day. when I
saw him hugging and kissing her in the front
M. (Springing to her feet with all the
arrility of bavins pressed her foot on a hot
smoothing iron) Your father hugging and
kissing Miss Lovelocke!
. B. (In a tone of the highest glee) My
eye! wasn t he though!
M. (Distractedly) And did she suffer him
to do such a thing without raising an alarm?
B. (Winking his left eye in remarkably
cute 6tyle) She didn't suffer any at all ; she
just hugged and kissed back again, as if she
liked it better nor apple dumbling, covered
with lasses dip.
M. (Wildly hysterical and hysterically
wild Oh! the mean rat-eyed, pug-nosed,
red-headed fright The scandalous, how-
dacious hussy! I'll tear out her eyes, I will,
TFalls down fainting tears her hair, and
kick her heels on the carpet, crying aloud- for
a divorce, while her son runs on for a doctor;
and meeting pappy coming home, tells him en.
passe nt, that he, his hopeful sonney, would'nt
stand in his boots tor something and a trine
over. , ' Albany-Dutchman.
&-A punctual man is rarely ft pdor man
-and never a man of doubt'"
From the New York Organ.
The Power of Kindness.
"Tom! Here!" said a father to Lis boy,
speaking in tones of authority.
The lad was at play. He looked towards
his father, but did not leave his companions.
"Do you hear sir!" spoke the father, more
sternly than at first -
With an unhappy face and reluctant step
the boy left his play and approached hjs pa
rent "Why do you creep along at a snail's pace,"
said the latter angrily. "Come quickly ! I
want you. When I speak I look to be obeyed
instantly. - Here take this note to Mr. Smith,
and see that you don't go to sleep by the way.
Now run as fast as you can go."
The boy took the note. There was a cloud
upon his brow. He moved away,buf at a slow
"You Tom! Is that doing as I ordered ? Is
that going quickly ? called the father, when he
saw the boy creeping away. "If you are not
back in half an hour, I will punish you."
But these words had little ettect Ihe boy s
feelings were hurt by the unkindness of the
parent He experienced asenseof injustice;
a consciousness that wrong had been done
him. By nature he was like his father, proud
and stubborn ; and these qualities of his mind
were aroused, and he indulged in them fearless
of consequences.
"1 never saw such a boy," said the father,
speaking to a friend who had observed the oc
curence. "My words scarcely made an im
pression on him." -.
"Kind words are often most powerful," said
the friend.
. The father looked Surprised.
"Kind words" continued the friend, "are
like the gentle rain and refreshing dews; but
harsh words,' bend and break like the angry
tempest The first develop and strengthen
good affections, while the others sweep over
the heart in devastation, and mar and deform
all they touch. Try him with kind words.
They will prove an hundred fold more power
The father seemed hurt by this reproof;
but it left him thoughtful. -An hour passed
ere his boy returned. At - times during his
absence he was angry at the delay ; and med
itated the iofliction of punishment But the
words of remonstrance were in his ears, and
he resolved to obey them. , At last the lad
came slowly in, with a cloudly countenance
and reported the result of his errand. Hav
ing staid far beyond bis time, he looked for
punishment and was prepared to receive it in
a spirit of angry defiance. To his surprise, on
delivering the message he had brought, his
father instead of angry reproof, and punish
ment said kindly "very well, my son. You
can go to play again."
I he boy went out but was not bappy. , He
had disobeyed and disobliged his father, and
the thought of this troubled him. Harsh words
had not clouded bis mind nor aroused a spirit
of reckless anger. : Instead of joining his com
panions be went and sat down by himself,
grieving over his act of disobedience. As he
sat thus he heard his name called. He lis
tened! :
"Thomas my son," said bis father kindly.
The boy sprang to his feet, and was almost in
stantly beside his parent. ! '
"Did you call, father?"
"I did my son. Will you take this package
to Mr. Long for me?" .
ihere was no hesitation in the boy s man
ner. ' He looked pleasant at the thought of
doing his father a service; and reached out his
band for the package. On receiving it. he
bounded away with a light step. .
"There is a power in kindness," said the fa
ther, as he sat musing, after the lad's depart
ure. And even while he sat musing over the
incident, the boy came back, and with a cheer
ful, happy face said, - -
"(Jan 1 do anything else for you lather 7 -Yes,
there is power in kindness. The tem
pest of passion can only subdue, constrain and
break ; but in love and gentleness there is the
power of the summer rain; the dew and the
sunshine. - : - ' ; " ' .- ;
A furious Fact about Rain.
There is one remarkable fact connected with
the fall of rain, which has never yet received
satisfactory explanation: .
Over any given spot more ram falls at the
surface of the earth than above it Heberdon
made some experiments to ascertain this fact,
in the following manner: He fixed a rain
gague on the square part of the roof of West
minster Abbey, away from the western tow
ers, which might obstruct the clouds, another
on the roof of a neighboring house, and a third
on the ground, in the garden of the same.
The number of inches of rain caught on the
Abbey roof was 12, on the house-top 18, and
in the garden 22. The illustrious French as
tronomer, Arago, has for many years noticed
the f:dl of rain, at different heights, at the ob
servatory at Paris, and his results with which
hundreds agree, are like those of Heberdon.
Itis well known that the quantity of rain which
falls at the fool of a mountain is considerably
larger than that deposited on its summit Ma
ny explanations have been offered of this cu
rious fact, but none to which the scientific
have given sanction.
Thou rollest on, O! deep unmeasured sea.
Thy length and depth a mystery profound;
Days, weeks, years, centuries iu immeusity
Pass on, norleave a foot-step, nor a sound.
Thon lightest np thy smooth, nnwrinkled brow.
Beyond the limit of our utmost thought:
A shoreless space where eges mutely bow
Like bubbles on thy bosom, and are not!
We hear a tramp of feet, we see a throng
Of generations Dashing through a gloom;
They fade, and others rise, and far along
Thy caverns vawn, and Nature find? her tomb
In thee but thou, nor young, nor old, art evermore
Una all-pervading space a sea without a s.iore.
A pious African at Louisville stum
bled while walking, one very dark night, and
was Ditched head foremost down a cellar,
which afforded him an 'open entrance." Spring
ing to bis feet he exclaimed, 'Bress de Lord
dat I lit on my head ! If dis nigger had scra
ped his shins so hard, I spec he broke his
legs! ...
gg An anxious and faithful father had
been lecturing and counseling a dissolute and
incorrigible son. After a pathetic, appeal to
his feelings, discovered no signs of contrition,',
'What!' exclaimed the father, 'not one relent
ing emotion not one penitent tear ? 'Ah fa
ther,' replied the hardened son, 'you may as
well leave off boring me yon will obtain no
wnler -I can assure vou.'
" ' Take Ihe Papers. . , .
Maidens, wanting lovers,
You must take the papers!
Swains, who would not idly woo, -
Yoa must take the papers! . . -Won't
you take the papers?
Can't you take the papers?
Love's joys below you'll never know,
Uklkss'you tils the Papkss!
Marr'ed folks of all degree.
Von mnst take the papers!
, You will truly happy be, .. :
If you take the pipers! - : .
" Wou't you take the papers? : .'
Can't yon take the papers?
. They'll say you are mean and 'rather green"
. Uli LESS YOUTAKI THIS firm ...... ,
From Dickens Household World.
The Golden Fagot -A Child's Story.
An old woman went into a wood to gather
fagots. As she was breaking, with much dif
ficulty, a very tough branch across her knee,
a splinter struck into her hand. It made a
wound from which the blood flowed, but she
bound her hand up with a ragged handker
chief, and went home to her hut
. Now the old woman was very cross, because
she had hurt herself; and therefore when
she arrived home and saw her little grand
daughter, Ellie, singing and spinning, she was
very glad that there was somebody to pun
ish. So she told little Ellie she was a mini,
and beat her with a fagot . But the old wo
man had for a long time depended for support
upon her grand daughter, and the daily bread
had never yet been wanting from her table.
Then this old woman told little Ellie that
she was to untie the handkerchief and dress
the wound upon her hand.
i Ihe cloth feels very sun,' said the old wo
man. , .... .- . -- .. ;
And that was a thing not to be wondered
at for when the bandage was unrolled, one
half of it was found to be made of thick gold
en tissue. : And there was a lump of gold in
the old woman's hand, where otherwise a
blood clo. might have been. ; .
At all this Ellie was not much surprised
because she knew little of gold, and aa her
grand-mother was very yellow outside, it ap
peared to her not unlikely that she was yellow
all the way through.
cut the sua now shone into the little room,
and Ellie started with delight 'look at the
beautiful bright beetles, there among the fag
ots'.' . She had often watched the golden bee
tles, scampering to and fro near a hot stone
upon the rock. ;, -. ' ;.
'Ah! this is very odd,' said little Ellie, see
ing the bright specks did not move.;. "These
poor insects must be all asleep.' , .
cut the old woman who bad fallen down
upon her knees before the wood, bade Eliie go
into the town and sell the caps that she had
finished; not forgetting to bring home another
load of flax. . , , . ' ; .
Grannia, when left to herself, made a great
many curious grimaces. 1 hen she scratched
another wound in her hand, and caused the
blood to drop among the fagots. Then she
hobbled and screamed, endeavoring, no doubt,
all the while to dance and sing. , It was quite
certain that her blood had the power of con
verting into, gold whatever lifeless thing it
dropped upon. .. - ;
ior many months after this time little bllie
continued lo support her grand-mother by
daily toil. The old woman left off fires, altho'
it was cold winter weather, and the snow lay
thick upon the cottage roof. Ellie must jump
to warm herself, and her grand-mother drag'
ged all the fagots into her own bedroom. El
lie was forbidden ever again to make Gran
nie's bed, or to go into the old woman's room
on any account whatever.
uranme s head was always in a bandage;
and it never required -dressing. . Grannie
could not hurt Ellie so much now when she
used the stiek her strength was considerably
lessened. - - . " . ';
One morning this old woman did not come
out to breakfast; and she made no answer
when she was called to dinner; and Ellie when
she listened through a crevice, could not hear
her snore. ' ,
She always snored when she was asleep, so
Ellie made no doubt but she must be obsti
nate.-' -
When night came, Ellie was frightened, and
dared not sleep until she had peeped.
There wa3 a stack of golden fagots;, and
her grand-mother was on the floor quite white
and dead. '"'""
When she alarmed her neighbors they all
came together and held up their bands and
said, 'What a clever old miser the old woman
must have been !' But when they looked at
little Ellie, as she sat weeping on the pile of
gold, they all quarrelled among each other
over the question "Who should be her
friend !" ' ' "'. : '.
A good spirit came in the niglit; and that
was Ellie's friend ; for in the morning all her
fagots were ot wood again. ,
Nobody then quarrelled former love; but
she found love and was happy; because no-
body thought it worth while to deceive her.
, Here is rather a neat epigram on a
pale-faced wife.: . Head it, all 'ho are toper-
ously inclined:
Why is it that on Emma's cheek
The lilly blooms and not the rose?
Because the rose has gone to seek -- '
A place opon her husband's nose.
William Penn and Thomas Story once
sheltered themselves from a shower of ratn in
a tobacco house, the owner of which said to
them, 'You enter here without leave ; do you
know who Iam? I am a justice of the
peace.' To which Story replied, 'My friend
hero makes such things as thee ho is gov
ernor of Pennsylvania.' '
jCSTThe following unique toast was drank
at a fourth of July celebration, in South Caro
lina, by G. Kinard :
" Peace tend plenty
Corn to the big crib and money in the pocket;
Bahyin the cradle and pretty wife to rock it:
Coffee in the closet and snjrar iu the barrel;
Silence ronnil tin fireside and folk that never
qa trrel. .
That's very Liksly. A man was brought
up by a farmer who accused him of stealing
some ducks. The farmer said he should
know them any where, and went on to describe
their peculiarity: '-
'Why, s.iid the counsel for the prisoner,
'they can't be such! a very rare breed I have
some tike them in my yard. . .
'That's very likely, sir, said the f irmer,
'these are not the only ducks of the sort I have
had stolen. , .
The 'imp' of the New York Mercury
woke un the other morning, and was astonish
ed to see a bed bug sitting on the back of a
chair, near his bed, pulling pins trom, his jacK-
t, and innof ently picking his teeth.
Lake Shore Rail Road.
- The progress in the construction of the rail
road from Buffalo up the southern shore of
Lake Erie towards Cleveland has etired up
the people between Cleveland and the Maumee
river to measures preparatory to locating and
commencing it construction. A good deal of
feeling exists between the Norwalk and San
dusky City people, whether its location shall
be for the benefit of the former or latter places
as well as the different towns along both routes.
A convention of delegates from Fremoal,
Bellevue, Norwalk and Oberlin, p.ssembled at
Elyria on the 22d inst, and after an exchange
of views, receiving a pledge of the amount ox
stock from the different towns, adjourned to
meet again at Norwalk on Monday next.
The people at Maumee City and this town
are not asleep opon this subject Delegates
from both places have been appointed to attend
the convention at Norwalk, who are authorised
to pledge a liberal subscribtion to the stock of
the company, provided that the location cf the
road shall be from Fremont through Perrys
burg and Maumee City to Toledo. This loca
tion is onebject of the first importance to the
foot of the rapids, and its location of the road
will greatly augment it business, and conse
quently eubance the value of its stock. When
the company is organized and the stock taken,
their interest as well as that ' of the public,
will require its speedy construction ; and on
this route there will be no obstructions in the
way of crossing the Maumee river. . But
how can if be crossed below ? The Miami
river of Lake Erie is a navigable stream.
Does any onGsuppose that the company will
be permitted to bridge the river ? Before they
do this, they will have a formidable opposition
to breast The idea, therefore, if ever indulg
ed, that locating the railroad so as to strike
the river nine miles below the bead of naviga
tion, will produce such a necessity as will force
a bridge across the river, may just as well be
dismissed now as ever. If attempted, it will
meet such an opposition as wiil not be silenced
but by a decision from the highest judicial tri-
bunaL ..... . . ;
Fortunately, in locating this road, intended
to be the connecting link in the great tho
roughfare between Boston and the Mississippi
there exists no necessity for obstructing the
navigation of this river. A railroad can cross
here, then pass down on the north side to To
ledo, accommodating three important towns
instead of one. Fort Meigs Reveile.
f .' " o . ' '
, ; Hard Money . - ,--'--
: In no part of this State are the people more
deeply interested in the establishment , and
permanency of a safe and abundant paper cur
rency, than in the Lake region. . The interest
of commerce require greater facilities, mare
promptness in exchange, and more currency,
than any other interests. Nothing even now
is so much complained of in seasons of business
among: our commercial men no privation
more severely felt than the want of a large cur
rency. Our present facilities, without the most
active exertion upon the part of Bankers to
supply the demand,-would fail to answer the ,
ends of commerce. The legal money capital
of Ohio employed in Banking, if increased ten
or even twenty fold, so that it were safe, wquli
be none too great for the interest of trade.-
The Democracy, of Ohio propose to substi
tute for these wants, a gold and silver circu
lation and their leading editors are now en
deavoring to prove that this will answer every
purpose. ..Indeed one' of them, who has pene
trated to the lowest depth of this stupendous
humbug says that - the importations from
California, will soon be equal to the preseni.
paper circulation. ' That writer has sudied
the history of gold and siver, to little purpose,
to need being told, that the vacuum, in the
precious metals, occasioned by the lung ces
sation from labor in the mines between 1790
and 1834, is yet less than half supplied.
Through the various agencies of abrasion
consumption in the arts, and actual loss tbe
precious metals fell away during that period,
below the importations so aa to leave at 'the
close of that period a vacuum of more than
$150,000,0(50, to be supplied. Until this is
done therefore, we can hardly rely upon gold
and silver as a circulating medium. That this
vacuum, under the influence of the importa
tiocs from the Russian and. "California mines,
will be supplied in a few years,' is no reason
why in our present condition as a nation,' we
should abondoiv our paper currency.
We make this statement, not so much as an
argument against the present humbug move--iiient
in Ohio, as to show what is the actual
condition of our specie circulation. Those who
advocate hard money should be able at least
to show, that there is gold and silver enough
in circulation,- to allow as many dollars to tbe
individual as in 1700, when gold and silver
alone were employed. : Unless this can be
done, and we return to it what guarantees
are offered that all the business interest of the
country shall not rapidly melt away like snow
before a summer sun? For instance Is How
will it be with the extensive business of our ca
nals ? Where nre the means to come from
which shall reward the wheat and corn grow
ers, and pork packers of the Miami and Wa
bash valleys? We should like to understand
more of this matter. ' . Toledo Blade.,
3T Western orators have said a great
many smart things, but it was a home-sick
Irishman who said . -: "... : .
'Sir, I was born at a very early period cf
life, and if ever I live till the day of my death
and the Lord only knows whether I will or
not my sowl shall see ewate Ireland before
it laves Ameriky.' . -. ' '
The Legislature of Wisconsin lias passed an
act, by which any owner or lessco of land
who shall knowingly permit the Canada this
tle to go to seed on such land, are deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction
thereof, to be punished by a fine not exceed
ing five, nor less than one dollar, with "costs.
A Chance. The Lynn Bay State says,
that a boy who knows soraethicg. is willing to
work, wants to learn a trade and is not older
at fifteen than most folki are at fifty, can get
employment and a reasonable couipcusatkra at
that oiBee.' ... ; . r ; ,v. ;-,..;'.-.."
gT Some one has duGaed .'policy lo cuu,.;
sists in serving God in such, a manner as uot to
offend Satan.' ,' " , 1,', , ., i
' 'Here, you little rascal,' said h father lb i
son, 'walk up hcresand give an account of your
self. Where have yo been-? ii ..
'After the gal?, father.' t . ' ' :
. 'Did yoa ever know me to-do sp-whtn I
a boy? - 5
2To sir but mtlier did."" -

xml | txt