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FMMONT WEEKLY F R E E M A N . i
VOLUME II.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, NOVEMBER 9, 1850.
NUMBER 35.
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FREMONT FREEMAN:
: " J. S. For EE, Editor and Publisher.
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.-. The Fnuatii, it published every Saturday morn
ing Office la Backlaud's Brick Building third
Mory; Fremont, Sandusky eounty, Ohio.
i - -.TERMS,
, Sinela mail subscribers, per year, - ' $150
j Club sf ten and apwarda, ta one address " 1 37)
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Town subscribers will be charged $1 75. The dif-
- erencein the tarms between the price on papers
- sjsuverea in town and tbese aent by mail, is occa-
; aiousa ay ina expanaa ol carrying.
- v : When the money a not paid in advance, at above
. specified, Two Dollar will be charred if paid with
in the year, if not paid until after the expiration of
trie year, 1 wo Dollars and Fifty centa will be charg-
ed. These terms wit) be strictly adhered to.
Howvo Sto? a PAfKR.'i-First see that yon lisve
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( the Post Master of your desire, and ask him to1 no-
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' jaed to do of your wiib to discontinue. , - .
: ; ' v RATES OF ADVERTISINGS
. One square 13 lines firat insertion. . .
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Unsmcss Dimtorg.
FREMOST FREEMAN
JOB PRINTI3IO OFFICE!
Wo are now prepared to execule to order, in a
Meat and expeditious maimer, and upon the fairest
terms; almost all descriptions of -
JOB PRINTING;
" :-such as .
BuSIRESS CiSDS, . '
"Ctrcclaks,' '','
HiKDSILLS,
Show Bills,
Tdstices' Bhsi.5, i
" f.wTs Blares,"
Hinirtin, - '
Bill Us ads, ,. --,'-.
Bills of Ldiko,
Certificates,'
Drafts, .;,
Dills, : , ,, ;
Bans Checks,
Law Casks, .
Bail Twi icts etc i
Wo would sav to those of our friends who are in
- si-ant of asreh work, you need not ge abroad to gel
t done, when it can be dona just as gooO at noma.
soxs of temperance.
Fot Stxphkusos- Division, No. 432. Stated
nestings, every Tuesday evening at the Division
Room in the eld Northern Exchange.
Cnocvia Lomi, No. 77, meets at the Odd Fel
'Iowa' Halt, in Buckland'a Brick Building, every
Saturday eveuiag. -
PEASE & BOBGBTS,.
--.-- V MANUFACTURERS OF, -
Copper, Tia, and SUeet-ironWare,
t.t'tl - AMD DEALERS IK : r'. , .. '
Stores, WU Hides, Sheep-pelts, Rags,
v i Old Copper, Old Stoves, Ac, frc. j -. '
'also, all sorts or oentjinb takkeb kotions
Pease's Brick Block "So. 1.
', " . " - FKEMOXT. OHIO. 32
STEPHEN niJCKIiAXIVCO.j
Lr.nii a-.-' -c Kb - DEALERS IN-"- ; ' '.-
Drugs, Micines, Paints, Dye-Stuffs,
. Books, 1Stationaay,'"A;c.:
MJSMQjZT, OHIO,' : """..''
... . .EDWABD F. IiICKIJVSO,
Attorney and Counsellor at law:
t. '-'.j - v r FREMONT, OHIO. -
Office One door south of A. B. Tavlor'a atore. op
ataira. - - - Aug. 31, 1850.
V; J UALI'H P. BUCKLAND: ! !
. Attorney and Counsellor at I jaw,
i And Solicitor in Chancery, will attend to profess
ional boakiass in Sandusky and adjutniBg counties,
v Offic Second story of Buckland'a Block.'-;
; FREMONT, OHIO.
JOHS I. GBEEXE,
' ATTORN E Y jS. J L A W , "
And ProeeentingAttorney, for Sandufky county,
wiH attend to all professional naaineas entrusted lo
bia care, with promptness and 6delily. .
Office In the second story of Buckland'a Block.
'-j--;--, FREMONT, OHIO. -
CKESTEil EDGEBTOS":
Attorney and Counsellor at Iiar,"
'-' And Solicitor id Chancery,' wilt carefully attend
it all professional basiness left in Ilia charge. He
will also attend to. the collectioa jof claim dke-j iu
this and adjoining counties. . .
. Office Second story Buckland'a Block.
;; . . FREMOMT, OHIO. - - 1
: a. J. BABTLETT,
Attorney and Counsellor al Law,
- Wilt grre aisABdi Tided attention to- professional
easiness in Sandusky and the adjoining counties.
" Office Over Oppenheimet'a Store. .- r..;.,
-wi..L U FREMONT, OHIO. - - ' 1
tv;ii-t;u;BB.'M.AafA, ...
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. ..
TENDERS hi profess.iouaI servjees to the citi
zens of Fremont and adjacent country.
- 'Office One door north of E. Leppelman's Jew
alry Ssore, where be wiU eheetfully.attejul to- any
calls, except whan absent on professional duty, r
'one 24, 1850. ' . ,',
IA Q,. BATVSOSTs
r,PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
. Offioe-rNorth side of the Turnpike, nearly oppo
site the PoalOffice. . , ' . . .. . . .
" ' ' j, , -FREMONT, OHIO,; ; ..: .., U
PIEHKE BEAIGBANB:
PHYSICIAN AND .SUJRGEON,
Respectfully tenders his professional services to
the citizens of Fremont and vicinity. --
Offiee One door north of E. N. Cook's Store.
iu. PORT AGE. COUNTY. '
Mntual Fire Insurance Company.
B. P. BUCltl.AIvrB7 Acn8 .
" FREMONT, OHIO. ' ' '
, ..POST OFFICE HOIJ11S.., .
. The regular Post Office hours, until further no
tice will be aa follows: ,
From 7 to 12 A. 51. and from 1 to 8 P'. M.
T Sundays from 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 P M
, , . ; i-1 w.M. STARK, P. M.
. -Farms to Iiet!
C1EVEB.AL FARMS, near Fremont, and conve-
O rrient to the Turnpike, (CT TO RENT. CD
" Some of these have Eighty to Ninety acres clear
ed thereon, with comfortable Houses, Barns &c.
Enquire of : SAM L. CRO WELL, '
- ' . , . - . - General Land Agent.
Moskalnnge, March 2, 1850 5I-S
i- r-A. F, & Fs FANDERC00K: : .
.-h MERCHANTS AND DEALERS .
to. all kinds of Produce ;
At the Old Stand '
Eormerly occupied by Dickenson & V-Doren.
.December 15. 1849.'.. - , , .'.
rrULE choicest Liquors and Wines' Car Medicinal
JL, and Mechanical purposes for sals at - -
liUCKLAND'a.
J o 1 1 r s .
THE FARMER'S DOG.
My praiseworthy servant, the beat of your race,
Fnlt well I remember that bright, honest face.
When, standing beside me, you ask'd for a bone!
Hew oft too it pleased me to vouchsafe you one!
Of all other dogs they may tell and may talk,
Like you there ia uo one, my Iruaty old Jock.
The two-legged ones we often hear bark.
Are mischievous curs, and will bite in the dark;
Yet, coming to daylight, they'll crimp aud they'll
quail,
And aheep-atealing rascals, curl under the tail.
But maugre their mischief,and maugre theirtalk.
Thy're not half so worthy as trusty old Jock.
How eft o'er the fields have I taken a trip.
While Jock on before me, delighted would skip!
Or, if to the Post-office I should repair,
Arriv'd at Big Hollow I'd sure find him there!
Of handsome dogs you may jabber and talk.
There's no one more faithful than trusty old Jock.
Each night he kept watch, as he lay in the shed;
Shonid danger impend, he arose from his bed,
Gave notice to all, with a yelp or a about.
To be on their guard; their was mischief about! .
Of pointers go brag aud of terriers talk.
They'll never compare with my truaty old Jock.
Was a pig in the garden, a cow in the corn,
An unwelcome visitor come to the barn,'
In whatever danger of damage or hurt,
Just whistle for Jock, he waa on the alert! ... .
He saw to the cattle, and guarded the Hock; :
So loyal a servaut was trusty old Jock.
Whene'er to the neighbors a visit I made,
Or, maybe, three miles to the village 1 strayed,
Or roam.'d through the forest, or travers'd the lea,
1 was sure to find Jock a companion to me.
If choosing to ride, or if choosing to walk,
Beforo or behind run my trusty old Jock.
So mild and so gentle a temper he bore,
He'd sport with the childreu all day on the floor..
He thus gained their favor, and oft gain'd a bit, 1
From thrir little hand of just what they could get.
Hia fond expectatiou they never weld balk,
But ever were true to their trusty old Jock.
How plainly, in fancy, uow I can descry, - - ,
His generous look, his benevolent eye,
flis unfaded coat, too, of true possum gray!
Just cry out "see, there I" and the dog is at bay.
' f I ray and otoeelheart and iflanun you may talk
I'll turn out against all my trusty old Jock.
But now 1 must done with, my Buckeye canine, :
Say, you that love dogs, will you not with me join
In praises of one that's so faithful and true.
To whom I, alas! uow am bidding ad lie?
So, farewell to rhyming; my poesy i dock, ,
And bid a good bye to my trusty old Jock- .
Caspkr Carrot. '
Jijiscellaneous,'
Christianity.
I cro back to the age of Jesus Christ, and I
am immediatly struck with the commence
ment and rapid progress of the most remark
able revolution m the annals of the world.
I see a new religion, of a character altogether
of its own, which borff.no likenessof any past
or existing faith, spreading in a. few years
through all civilized nations, and . introducing
a new era, a new state of society, a change of
the human mind, which has broadly distin
guished all following ages. Here is a plain
fact, which the skeptic will not deny, however
he may explain it I see this religion issuing
from an obscure despised, hated people its
'founder bad died on the cross, a mode of pun
ishment as disgraceful as the pillory .or gallows
of the present day. Its teachers were poor
men, without rank, office, or education, taken
from the fishing-boat and other occupations
whicjj had. never Jurxnslied teachers tomanr .
kind. I seo these men begining their work
on the spot where their Master's blood .had
been shed as of a common maleuctor; and J.
hear them summauning first -his murderers,
and then all nations and all ranks, the sover
eign on the throne, the pTiest in the temple
the great and the learned, as well as the poor
and the ignorant,' to renounce the faith and
the worship which had been hallowed by the
veneration of all ages, 'and to take tho yoke
of their crucified lord. I "see" passion
magistrate, and prejudice, the sword of the
the curse of the priest the scorn of the
philosopher, and the fury of the populace,
joined to crush this common enemy; and yet
without a human weapon, and in opposition
to all human power,.! see the humblest
Apostles of Jesus winning their way, over
powering prejudice, breaking the ranks oi
the opposerss, changing enemies into triends.
breathing into multitudes a calm" spirit of
martyrdom, and carrying to the bounds of
civiuzatin and even into half civilized regions,
a religion which bas contributed to advance
society more than all other causes combined.
- JDr. t, banning.
''Patronize Your Home Papers
First."
The "Western Magazine" puts forth some
good notions and strong arguments favorable
to the more general support of the local press
its superiority over foreign newspapers. ..
It says, "every person would give more for
a history of his own, than a foreign country.
Upon the same principal he should prize more
highly a record of his own, than a neighbor
ing state, and still more highly should he val
ue a record of the events in his own than a
neighboring county. People entertain a mis
taken notion when they can secure a better
family paper from abroad than at home. Pa
pers intended for a wide circulation do not con
tain the 'news,' and the insipid matter that
many of our foreign papers contain, leaves a
deadly mildew and a vitiated taste wherever
they go. The advertisements of bur home pa
per are far superior reading matter to the
wishy-washy, milk-and-water, love sick trash
that is offered to us at such 'cheap club rates.'
And then patronizing our home papers we
know when to shed the . sympathizing tear
with those who have been bereft of a friend,
by reading under the 'deaths;' and when to
utter the hearty ha! ha! ha! by reading under
the 'marriages.' . We say, then to our western
people, patronize your home papers first.
He is happy whose circumstances suit his
temper; but he is more excellent who can
suit his temper to any circumstances. ...
The utmost excellence at which humanitv
can arrive, is a constant, a determinate pursuit
of virtue, without regard to present dangers or
advantage. - -
Let a man be treated as a brute, and he
will become more brutish than a brute : but
as a rational being, and he will show that he
IS SQi -
'Dr. Parr,' said a young student once to the
old linguist, 'let's you and I write a book.'
'Very well,' replied the docton 'put in all that
i know, and all that you don t know, and we 11
make a big one? . ,
A' wian seldom attacks the character of an
other without injuring his own. -
. Great talkers do not only do the least, but
generally say tha Jeast, if their words' be
weignea, insieaa oi recKonea.
. Written for the Sunday Times.
Historical Scenes and Incidents.
TUB HEROINE OF WHEELING.
Though we may sing of and tell about the
hardy and true men who fought so bravely
and suffered so greatly to establish the princi
ples of that government under which we now
exist, we must not forget that those heroic wo
men who as mothers and wives, sent forth with
eager hearts and cheering words their sons
and husbands to the bitter fields of strife, or
as sisters aided to clothe and equip their broth
ers. Their aching hearts were silent, their
burning tears were brushed away, as with
smiles they embraced them at parting, and
with high words of trustful faith, like the wo
men ot bparla, bade them turn no back upon
the conquering toe.
The records of all ages bear no slight testi
mony to the devoted courage of woman ; and
were our own history more perfectly known,
instances of female courage would be found te
parallel the most wonderful of ancient chroni
cles. A e have now to record an act perform
ed by a young woman during our revolution
ary struggle, which for nerve and desperate
nes, is scarcely to be matched.
In the year 1778, Wheeling, Virginia, was
beseiged by a large force of British and Indi
ans. At this time the fort with an insufficient
force was under the command of Colonel Silas
Zane, a brave and meritorious officer. Distant
from this about eighty yards, and outside the
wall, was situated a block-house, in which was
Colonel Ebenezer Zane, a brother of Sihs,
and the senior officer, with a few men. There
were several women in the fort, and among
them at the time was Elizabeth Zane, a sister
of the Colonel She was a young woman of
extraordinary beauty, having a tall and finely
formed figure, with a head like Juno;, a black
eye, mild and Crnin its expression ; and voice
soft and musical as a lute; and with an ex
pression of countenance as bland as Italian
skies, though beneath it might slumber pas
sions as warm- as the fires of Vesuvius. It
may be supposed that many a soldier's eye
followed her wistfully, as in days of quiet she
roamed about the fort, or strolled for a walk
in company with one of her brothers. Many
a proposal had been made in vain. Officers of
high rank had sued for her, and many a gal
lant enterprise was undertaken in ber name;
but all to no effect so fur as winning her affec
tions went. She was not one of those light
witted women, to be caught by fine show and
fine professions. As far as the' heart went,
she placed no difference between high nod
ding plumes and the last man in the ranks
the last man not the least. She was above
that age when young women are the most apt
to be caught by fine compliments or dashing
appearances; but plain and direct in her man
ner, it was her study lo give no encourage
ment to the attention of her numerous suitors.
Yet from this description the reader must not
infer that she was not susceptible to the soft
er passions of love! ' Far from it, for lief troth '
was at that time plighted ; nor could the most
ambiguous thought in the world have tempt- i
ed her to swerve -from the sanctity of vows
made to the lover of her choice made as lov
er's oaths are, in the quiet evening hour, and
witnessed by the moon that lovers' planet, and
atrl the -starry hosta.oi' beaven, -. .
Among the soldiers in the fort at the time,
none was a greater favorite with officers and
men than Ashley Harper. 1 Bold, adventurous,
and generous almost to a fault, no hazardous1
expedition was projected in which he was not
always ready to volunteer; and many a des
perate adventure and many a forlorn hope had
seen him face the savage foe with odds against
him; and while powder flashed and bayonets
gleamed he was sure to be found in the hot
test of the fray. On two occasions had he
saved the life of his superior officer, when the
uplifted towahawk glittered with the fearful
expectation of its victim's blood. . He. had en
listed in the serviced year previous, as a pri
vate; and although promotion to the rank of
a non-commissioned officer had been offered
him on account of his good qualities as a sol
dier and his intelligence as a man, he had re
fused its acceptance, declaring that, as his only
desire to serve his country, he was willing to
serve through the war as a private, leaving all
conditions above that to soldiers more compe
tent or more ambitious... He was the son of a
respectable farmer, whose industry had ena
bled him to raise up and educate a large fam
ily a man of severe discipline, whose watch
ful eye detected youthful faults in time to pre
vent their maturing to crimes,' He had been
intimate with the family of the Zanes, and,
when Ashley expressed a desire' to enlist, the
old man easily, prevailed upon Colonel Silas to
enrol him among his own men. : -,
Now we will bpt pretend to pay that there
had been any particular understanding be
tween Miss'Elizabeth. and the Jf'oung gentle
man above spoken of previous to his becoming
a soldier, though sucli a thing might possibly
have .been jn a. mute, way .t Verbal declara
tions, certainly had not been made; . for an owl
told how, one moonlight evening, while he was
sitting in the shady branches of a chestnut that
stood but a few yards from the fort
. 'considering, as well he-might,
Wins and means for a supper that night,'
he. looked about with a solemn scowl, and be
held coming from the shadow of the fort a lov
er and his mistress, they spoke sq tenderly to
one another.
They came out from the fort stealthily, and
stole softly over the green sward to the foot of
the chestnut, and sitting down on one of the
gnarled roots, said kind things, uttered sacred
vovs, and breathed fervent sighs, one to the
other. They sat there an hour a good hour
by the march of Saturn talking and sighing
all the while, when calling upon all the stars
to witness their oaths, and sealing their vows
with a kiss, they retired.
It Was but a short time after this occurrence
that the seige of Wheeling was commenced
by the British and Indians; and although the
place was defended with zeal and an unlimit
ed amount ef courage, the hopes of the be
sieged grew somewhat dim as they lotked
forth upon the masses that surrounded them.
A scarcity of provisions was not what alarmed
them, for of those at present they had a suffi
cient supply; but alarm became almost con
sternation when it was announced, on the sec
ond day of the siege, that their powder was
short Several desperate assaults had been
made by the enemy to break into the fort, but
Colonel Zane and his men repulsed and drove
them back as vigorously as they assaulted.
The Indians on two or three occasions attempt
ed the destruction of the fort and block-house
by fire; but in each instance they were shot
down ere the faggot and burning brand could
be applied. But ultimately those in the fort
Siegan to fail in their hopes of a successful de
ence, when the word was passed around that
they were in the possession of a few charges of
powder only. 1 Here was an abundant supply
in the block-house, which they had been pre
vented from removing by the suddenness of
the assault; but how was it to be gotten now?
Surrounded by the most inveterate of foes,
what possible method could be adopted to pro
cure them n supply of amunition? Theircon
dition must be known to the enemv the mo
ment their fire slackened, and then they could
be easily destroyed without the least show of
defence.
The second day of the siege had well nigh
worn away it was in the middle of the after
noon. 'Iho last shot had been fired the last
grain of powder was exhausted. Now, what
was to be done ? Make terms of capitulation,
or despairing submit to fate? They in the
block-house still held out bravely, and a little
longer concert of action might save them, for
the enemy already began to show symptoms
of wavering. At this crisis Colonel Zane cal
led his men around him, and after describing
(o mem ine situation in wmcn tney were pla
ced, he desired to know if there, was any one
among them desperate enough' to attempt a
passage through the enemy to the block-house.
He added that it was indeed a forlorn hope,
but at the worst could not be more disastrous
than to remain in their present condition. No
answer followed the appeal. The men gazed
at their commander, and into the eyes of each
other with the most complete dispair, and with
faces blank with any ray of hope. Klizabeth
stood by the side of her brother, silent, but
that silence was' more eloquent than the
words of the Colonel. Perhaps, though, a
slight pang might have fluttered her pulse, to
hear no one speak. Was there not one brave
enough lo peril life for the salvation of the
whole 7 Amunition was all that was wanted.
One keg of powder and they were free! At
this moment a young man stepped modestly
forward and said :
'Colonel, I wili attempt, the passage. If I
fall remember me; if I succeed '
His eye caught the expression of Elizabeth's
features, ns they glowed upon upon him with
unutterable fondness and pride, and fell to the
ground. - Colonel Zane stepped forward, and
taking the young soldier's hand, said f
'iou are the man 1 expected would volun
teer for this enterprise. Go, and God pro
tect you! if they see you from the block
house, they will try to cover you with their
fire. Self-possession is your only hope. Now
away, while the enemy are partially with
drawn.' ,
Bat here Elizabeth stepped forward, and
addressing her brother, said '
'bilas, let me undertake this enterprise!'
'You!' replied her brother, viewing her
with astonishment 'Impossible! Do you
know the danger of the attempt?'
'Perfectly, she answered. 'You have no
men to spare. Every one is needed in the de
fence of the fort; and this is the only service
I can render,'
But a man would be more fleet, Elizabeth,
and more certain of success,' said her brother.
'Still you have no man to spare; and a wo
man would not run the same danger in pass
ing through the enemy. - Besides, if I fall, I
shall ..hot be so much missed, nor the forces
weakened
f The polorfe was 'affeete to tears, 1odnj-
bracinp- his sister, exclaimed-r-
Then go! God's will be done, and may He
protect you.',.
A dozen men now sprang forward, prompt
ed by the devotion of this heroic woman ; and
Ashley Harper, more urgent than the rest, in
sisted that it was his right, as he was the first
to propose. But Elizabeth would hear no ob
jections, and at once began to make prepara
tions for the enterprise. Partially divesting
herself of her clothing, in order that her speed
might be the less impeded, she was let out at
the gate of the fort, followed by the prayers
and blessings of all within ; while from one of
the embrasures, the anxious eye. of Ashley
Harper followed her, as "she fled like a young
roe through the lines of the enemy; Now she
,11s ! 1 wenty muskets are raised by the sav
ages to stop her progress ; but a cry of "squaw !
squaw!' saved her, she reaches the block
house in safety, and is admitted !
A period of awful suspense awaited them in
the fort The men were anxious for relief, the
Colonel was regretting that he permitted his
sister to go, and Ashley Harper was breathing
prayers lor her safety.
in the block-house, the excitement was
equally as great, and astonishment was ex
pressed by every one at the intrepidity of the
maiden. Her brother there endeavored to
persuade her to stay with him, offering to send
ono of his own men to the fort with the pow
der.- But she overruled his arguments with
the same logic she had used with her brother
Silas, and at last was permitted to return. A
keg of powder was poured into a table-cloth,
and she again salied forth to run that despe
rate gauntlet
In the fort every heart was beating with
the utmost anxiety;' and as the dusky foe was
seen tratlierinrjr around, scarce a vestacre of
hope was left for the safety of the heroic mai
den. Still watched her lover from the em
brasure, and still prayed her brother silently.
Forward she sped on her return with her pre
cious burden, as though her feet were winged,
while the enemy, at length suspicious of her
errand, were pouring showers of lead after
her.
Yet onward she came, unharmed appar
ently nnalarmed preserved by an Omnipo
tent power; and at length reached the gate
of the fort which was thrown open with eager
ness to admit her. As it closed in safety up
on the little band within.it was assaulted with
an hundred bullets, while the savages around
made the air peal with their' demoniac yells
of disappointment and rage. The brother wel
comed her with tears. All passed around her
to thank her for her bravery all but Ashley
Harper: his heart was too full for expression.
The result of this adventure was the suc
cessful defence of the fort against the beseig
ers. But ere the war of the revolution was
ended, Ashley Harper slept with the dead
heroes of our country, having fallen at the bat
tle of Saunder's Creek, in North Carolina,
August 16, 1780.
A Short Sighted Star Gazer. On the
day of an eclipse when all the inhabitants of
Paris were without doors, provideded with
telescopes and pieces of smoked glass, an En
glishman was seen driving furiously along one
of the principal streets,
'Where does my lord wish to go ?' said the
driver.
'To see the eclipse,' exclaimed the English
man, thrusting his head out of the coach win
dow, 'only drive up as near as possible, for I
am thort-sighted.'
How it Operates! Domestic Drama!
Copyright not Secured.
Jenny Lind furor not only excites lively in
terest in the open air, millionaire, and bull
ionaire circles, but there are other airs which
it has entered, and we cannot forego the temp
tation of having a dash, with a free pencil, at
one scene lately overheard in our immediate
vicinity, touching the bubble of the hour.
Scene, a parlor time 4 P. M. charrcters,
down town merchant and his lady mer
chant enters bis domicil, finds bis wife in
the parlor laying over the last new novel
solemncholy merchant rushes in and tries to
look cheerful, abortive effortj
Merchant Ah ! my dear, I've got home,
how aro tbe children ! Did Jones' man bring
me new carpets?
Lady languidly Ye e-e s, they came.
Merchant Why dear, what is the matter ?
now dull yon are: are you ill?
Lady N'no (puts her handkerchief to
her face.)
- Merchant Bless me! Polly what is the
matter! I thought you would be in excellent
spirits on my return! I thought the elegant
carpets would have been a pleasant theme for
our aiiernoon discussion at least!
Lady What are these carpets, Mr. Spud
gins? Merchant Mere carpets, but those mere
carpets cost me $80! The best Jones had in
his room. They are your own choice we
could have well done without them, just now
at least while money is tieht with me 880
being worth nearly $800, at this particular
time. . But I did do it, to-to-to please you, to
please the bores who come to look at it, drink
our wines and eat our dinners and go home
and talk about it. Its all d m nonsense but
we must do as others of course.
Lady Heavens ! Mr. Spudgins you need
not get mto a passion, you need not swear like
a brute!
Merchant Swear! It's enough to make a
man disgusted ! Damned ! Swear; its its
damnable.
Lady Weeps. Merchant walks the floor
stops.
Merchant Polly forgive my seeming pas
sion. 1 ve come home to be tranouil. not to
worry and tret, 1 have enough of that to do
in the counting house! Forgive me, come,
that's a dear kiss your Billy.
Lady I won't you naughty man I won't
so I won't . ,
Merchant Yes yes you will, there now
come that s a dear, and then lets get dinner,
and look at the carpets.
JLady Uarpets, what s carpets any body
can have carpets.
Merchant Can they ? Well I am glad to
hear it, times will be- better, then, if every
body invests as liberally in carpets as I have
within the last two years.
.Lady Well, don't let ns talk any more
about carpets for heaven's sake ! .
Merchant With alT my heart, d m the
carpets. , , .
Lady Now you are getting angry agaia
Are we to have nothing else but carpets? .
Merchant .nothing but carpets !
Lady We can't wear carpets, or eat car
pets we can t
r - Merchant PQllyaffie have- seen the time,
when we had not even rag carpets in our hum
ble home : we had no bores or tattlers about
no spies to see what was in our closets
and pantries, content and infernal sight hap
pier and heartier to say nothing of our inde
pendence, than now, and all those gaudy trap
pings of a merchants borne. -
.Lady lioodness! you are getting very sen
timental Mr. Spudgins I'm sure I I (finds
use for the handkerchief again, do my best to
make home happy don't I Mr. Spudgins ?
Merchant Umph, ye-e-s, 1 suppose so, but
let us drop this nonsense and go to dinner.
and then. . '. . - - . -
Lady Now you are getting back to the
carpets.
Merchant Ob! d the carpets! .Let us
talk of something, by way what was the mat
ter when I came in ? -
Lady I won't tell you.
Merchant Yes you shall; that's, a dear,
kiss me da Now tell me what was the mat
ter? Do you want anything come, name it
Lady It is of no consequence William I
know you are embarrassed in your money mat
ters, and
Merchant Embarrassed ! embarrassed, to
be sure I have drawn rather freely upon my
credit of late, but pshaw, don't get me back
into the infernal counting room again. I'm
not embarrassed.
Lady No! (jumping up and twining her
elegant embroidered sleeve around her hus
band's neck.) There William I tell you what
I was mumpy about L want you to take me
and Maria to see Jenny Lind to-night.
Merchant Good God! Mrs, bpudgins do
you know that it will cost me $50.
Lady r- itty dollars ! Is htty dollars anything?-
Why, has not Brown paid $100 for
tickets for his family to-night! Can't you af
ford to carry yourself as high as Brown 1 Are
you willing to let Maria and me stay at home
and mope, when Mrs. Brown and her daugh
ters go and find every body there but us ?
Merchant I have a note to take up to-morrow,
and I
Lady Now you are getting in the count
ing house again.
Merchant Counting house ! It shall be in
jail next, or a madhouse, madam. Me throw
away 950 upon a singing woman, ust because
the infatuated geese of the city, are setting
the example ! Have we not already been led
by these extravagant follies these d d non
sensical followers of fashionable bell-wethers
into the purchase of dresses, mirrors, curtains,
pianos, carpets, dinners, trips to watering pla
ces and the d 1 knows what else, until I have
nearly shipwrrcked my business? Did you
not say yesterday, if I bought carpets like the
Popkin's, a new set of curtains like Muggin's,
you and Maria new shalls like Spriggin's you
wouldn't ask for any more until New Year's
day ? Hav'n't I done it all ? Do you want
me to become a bankrupt, a beggar, a mad
man? Lady in a gust of tears leaves the parlor,
gets to her room, dinner knocked in the head,
carpet stowed away, merchant paces the floor
a few moments, seizes his hat rushes wildly
from his house down town ; seen coming from
a broker's office shortly after. Visits Barnum's
agent, returns home (!) by 5 P. M., and by
some undeveloped process, tranquility is re
stored in the merchant's mansion, and that
same evening Mr. and Mrs. Spudgins and
daughter appear, at .Tremont Temple in the
most apparently enraptured fashionables
present Such is life especially among the
respectable classes ot modern society.
Albany Knickerbocker.
Extracts from the Knickerbocker.
Here is a very pietly 'Serenade,' from a
Vermont correspondent:.
So he sung, and so she listened
From the window bigb,
. While the dew drops shone and glistened,
..... And. tbe stars were in the sky;
'Lady ! lady ! time is fleeting, L .'
Youth will soon be passed,
And the heart its very beating -
Wears it out at last
'Listen to me, fairest maiden !
By the stars above.
Ere thy life with years is laden,
iieid thy heart to love.' -
So he sung, and so she listened
To her lover's lav.
. And while the tear-drops shone and glistened,
juaugning turned away. 1
Charles G. Eastman.
The reader will remember the lines nub-
lished in the Knickerbocker for August 1849,
entitled 'My Boy.' They were the joyful out
breathing of a father at the birth of his first
born son. Fifteen months bas that baby-boy
ueeu periuitieu iu live in mis world, and now
God has taken him to himself. It seems but
as yesterday that the fond parent wrote :
Room for him into the
Ranks of humanity ;
. Give him a place in
Your kingdom of vanity :
. Welcome the stranger with ,
Kindly affection, - ' "
Hopefully, trusfully, . ,
. r Not with dejection.
i,; .'Incomprehensible,
. ' Budding immortal! .
. Thrust all amazedly
. - Under life's portal: ' i
. Born to- a destiny
.. ' Clouded in mystery,
Wisdom itself cannot
Guess at his history.'
Ah ! that history was' as a tale that is told ;
his 'little life was rounded' with a sleep,' and
he is 'taken from the evil to come.' Better
that the light cloud should fade away in tbe
morning's. breath, than to travel, through the
weary day, to gather, in darkness and end in
storm. . 'Itis well with the child.' .
Who has 'threw' this upon our table? It is
scandalous; it is open to exception? It is not
known to be 'founded;' it may be all a mis
take: . - '
' Then an4 Now. ' ,
Sir Knifrht. clad in aims, to mv ladv vowed love.
And invoked on her blessing's, from earth and above:
But the haughty Ono scorned him, with breast as of
-. ateei, : ; : - - - .
Too hard and too cold hia lova'e ardor to ieet
. . ,t . Tuplm'i Soks.
. Though ladies' breasts were one of steel, -And
than resisted all concessions, , '
Yet these are only cotton now.
And freely yield to slight impressions! "
Our Springfield (Mass.) friend laughs at as
for our 'self-confessed ignorance of mowing.'
'By'r Lady, not sol' Our style of mowing is
not the same as that of tbe conceited grass-
cutters of Tarrytown,- but that is their misfbr-
tune not ours. - A doubt similar to theirs was
expressed by our good friends the Shakers,as
to our ability to 'milk,' when we were at Leb
anon 'North Family.' and simply because the
Shaker heifer wouldn't let us approach her in
the garb of the world's . people.' But when
we donned fnend Robert White's long-skirted
coat and broad-brimmed hat, didn't we suc
ceed in leaving that beautiful heifer's udders
all drawn dry?' ' Ten quarts of rich milk in
the foaming Shaker pail triumphantly vindi
cated our reputation, and we had much silent
applause among the brethren, out you should
have seen 'Old Knick, they say, on that oc
casion. ' ' "; ,
Beaoty of Jewesses. '
It is related that Chauteabriand, on return
ing from his eastern" travels, was asked if he
could assign, a reason why the women of tbe
Jewish race were so - much handsomer than
the men, when he. gave the following one :
'Jewesses,' he said, 'have escaped the, curse
which alighted upon their fathers, husbands,
sons. JN ota Jewess was; to be seen among
the crowd of priest and rabble that insulted
the Son of God, scourged Him, crowned Him
with thorns, and subjected Him to infamy and
agony of the cross. The woman of Judea be
lieved in the Savior, and assisted and soothed
Him under affliction. . A woman of Bethany
poured on his head precious oinment, which
she kept in a vase of alabaster. The sinner
annointed His feet with perfumed oil, and
wiped them with her hair. Christ, on his part
extended mercy to the Jewesses. He raised
from tli 2 dead the son ot the widow ot JNam,
and Martha's brother Lazarus. He cured Sim
eon's mother-in-law, and the woman who
touched the hem of his garment To the Sa
maritan woman He was a spring of living wa
ter, and a compassionate judge to the woman
in adultery. The daughters of Jerusalem
wept over Him; tne holy women accompanied
Him to Calvary, brought balm spices, and,
weeping, sought Him in the sepulcher. 'Wo
man, why weepest thou?' His first appear
ance after the resurrection was to Mary Mag
dalene. He said to her, 'Mary ! At the sound
of His voice Mary Magdalene's eyes were
opened, and she answered, 'Master.' The re
flection of some beutitui ray must nave rested
on the brows of Jewesses.'
The Railroad.
The handsome vote by our citizens yester
day, in favor of the subscribtion of $30,000
to the ioledo Cleveland Kail-Koad, insures
the commencement of that work, within tbv
next six weeks between Toledo and Fremont
and its completion as speedly as possible.
Before the close of another year we hope to
see daily train of car between Toledo and the
tjueen Uity and also one between loledo and
Chicago. The importance of these connec
tions to Cincinnati is ereater even than to
Toledo, as it gives her a continues Hail Road
cummunication with (Jbicasro and in no
small degree makes her the maket for sugars,
West India coods, iron, and many kinds of
manufacture for the entire Lake region.
Toledo Blade.
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Rhode Islasd. Tbe General Assembly of
Rhode Island commenced on Monday last
The most important matter that will come be
fore that body, will be the election of a Sena
tor in Congres, for six years from the -1th qf
March next, The election will bo made at
the January session.
Tle Ijandof Mystery and Gems.
' It is stated that CoL Gaines, of Texas, ia
about to head an exploring expedition to the
Gila, Somewhere near the junction of tha
Colorads of the West with that river, is a sandy
region, scantily supplied with brackish water,
and backed by sharp mountains, never sealed
by the foot of white man, and this, there 'ia
some reason for believing to be the' -"emerald
fields" of tbe Astee princes. ' Gov. Beremen
dez once bought a handful of glittering chryv
tals of aa Indian from that section of the Gila
country. After some years' delay it occur
red to him to submit those 'beautiful 'Speci
mens to a French lapidary in Mexico, and after
tome hesitation and debate, in the course-of
which Gov. began to suspect value,- and lea
thousand dollars was offered and received
for these precious stones. The' purchaser
went to France with them, and. Gov. Berc
mendez made an attempt to penetrate the. ex
act situation of the country whence they weie
brought, but the Indian boeililies in that quar
ter, and his own death, ended the search. , CoL
Gaines was his friend, and it' is thought hat
some clue which leads him to attempt almost
single handed, what, the United State en
gineers hare negllected to accomplish m
route along the north of the Gila, as far aa it
is navigable, and an examination of the nature
and capabilities of the unexplored Centralia,
south of the Mormon territory. ; The county
between the Colorado and Gila is rich in mys
tery, mines, and dangers, and the enterpris
ing Gaines may have wonder to relate if ha
lives te record his discoveries. - . . , . -n
tea
Dbhtmno WATEit "'wrfEK We - Bont is
Heated. Dr. John Forbes, one of the most
eminent physicians of England, has published '
a work entitled "A, Physician's Holiday : or; . jfe
Month ip Switzerland.". In this he upsets a
popular prejudice respecting the use of water
when the body is heated by exercise Those
who have chanced to encounter troops on this
march during hot weather, will have remark
ed that the soldiers, on s halt being called
Ldrink freely, whilst perspiration pours down
their cheeks, ot tbe nearest and coldest water
they can find; and, morever, that they do s
with impunity. The practice, generally is con
sidered highly dangerous, receives the doctor
sanction with the sole proviso that - the- body
shall not be in an- exhausted state, and tha
quantity of water swallowed shall not be "ex
orb i tan ty large. "So long," he says, 'as, th
pedestnan eschews this combination of circum-
stancetv I believe he may freely . indulge hia
taste by oiling his drinking -cup at every
spring ha passes in his way. So far' from
the simply heated state, of the body being
here an element of danger, I believe the hot
ter the individual is, provided he be not ex-,
hausted, and provided be do not drink an ex
cessive amount of water, the safer is tbe prac
tice." Such an assurance, from so high as
authority, deserves especial record, and widei
spread circulation.: . j, ; Boston Gazette,
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A Good Wife, ' '
Is a ' world of happiness, which bring with
it a kingdom ia conceit, and makes a perfect
adjunct in society; she is sucli a comfort a
exceeds Content, and proves so precious a '
psannot be pararailed
than may be valued. . She is any good man' -
better second self; the very mirror of trua
constant modesty; tbe careful Housewife of
frugality, and dearest object of man' heart
felicity. She commands with mildness; roles
with discretion : lives in repute : snd ordereth
all things that are good and pecessary; . She
ut her husband's aoiacer he, house's orna
ment; ber Children's succour; and ber Serr
rant's comfort - She is to be brief tbe eym
of wariness; the tongue of silence;' the: band
of labor; and the heart of love ber- voice ia
musig; her countenance. meekness; her mind
virtuous-; and her soul gracious. She ia .4
ing given from 'God to man; 'sweet
companion in affliction, and joint co-partner,
upon all occasions, she is, to conclude, earth
chiefest paragon ; ' and will be, when She die
Heaven's dearest creature. - -. .-
Tbe Boston Excitement ;7 J -We
took pains yesterday to' present Very'
fully the particulars of this matter; JIt would -seem
that the abolitionists resorted to the
most paltry artifices for the purposes of get-'
ting up a "row. Incendiary handbills. wer:
posted .throughout the city on Saturday and
Sunday, aad a very silly piece of forgery com
mitted to help on the excitement.
Formerlv" the Abolitionists made capital b.
being mobbed ; now they have turned rnob
bers. The following anecdote from the Barre
Patriot is pertinent: ' , ; , - :
A short time since, Gen. Henry Wilson, ed
itor of the Boston Republican, and the well
known Rev. Mr. C -, were fellow passengers'
in a steamboat on Lake Champlain. Being1
thus far away from home, and doubtless sup-'
posing themselves unknown, they ventured trf
indulge in the following brief but pithy con
versation, touching the interests ot tne ires
soil parly. ' We have the story from a gentle-?
man who overheard them, and whose veracity,
is as unquestionable as that of the Apostles.-
said Mr. (J., i wonder what we shall ao
at the (free soil) state Convention next -week V
"I donH know," replied the tienerair "i
wish some of the Southerners would come on1
and catch a few Fugitive Slaves. -" ,
I wish they would, rejoined Mr. v. ; -J.S ,
would be a grand thing for us." . "
"What is your age, Hits," Inquired . gal;
lant marshal of a young lady about sixty, ia,
the district,- tbe other day. . What' .
that to you, Mr. Impertinence?'' said the - fair;"
one,- drawing and exmoiung a rormiuaoia
row of broken teeth. "It's a very unpleasant;
question, but it must be asked. What
age shall I place you at ? twenty, I should
think." "Yes," said the old girl, completely v
mollified, "I think I- was twenty last pring-,'
-and the gratified damsel invited our friend '
to take a glass of wine and call again before
he left town. '
It takes Nat Willis to pile Up the agony of '
praise for Jenny Lind. Id the last Home Jour-,
nal he saysi 4Io see such a "heaven as ber '
heart untenanted, one longs to write the ad-,
vertiseraent of 'To Let' Yet it would tats'
polygamy to match her,' for half a doxeh po
ets, two Mexican Heroes, several dry gooa8r
merchants, and a rising politician would hard-.
ly 'boil down' into a man of gifts enough ta
be worthy of her." " ",.' ,1." . , . .: ;
.Cincinnati,. Nevi 1.-3
President's Taylor's remains arrived herJ
from Pittsburg yestordav.
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