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r iLY iEMAT vt. VOLUME II. FUEMONT. SANDUSKY COUNTY, NOVEMBER 30, 1850. NUMBER 38. FREEM j - k If t; t c if I - t t I M n FREMONT FREEMAN: J. S. FOUKE, Editor and Publisher. The Fncnfi. i published every Saturday morn ing Office in Bucklaud'a Brick Building third lory; remoai, oaaaussy county, umo. . . ; , .TERMS. Single mail subscribers, per year. 150 Club or ten and upwards, l one audress 1 37) cinueoi mteen j aa -Town subscriber will be charged $1 75. The dif- . Terence in the term between the price on papers delivered :n town ana mose seoi oy man. is occa stoned by the expense of carrying. ; When the money is not psid iD advance, as above "teeified. Two Dollars will be charged if paid with in the year, jf not paid until after the expiration of the year, Two uoliars ana r hit cents win oe cnarg- ed.' Thee terms wilt be strictly adhered to. ' How to Stop a Taper. First see that yon have paid for it op to the time yon wish it to stop; notify the Past Master of your desire, and ask. him to ne tify the publisher, under his frank, (as he is aulhor- . xed to do) ol your win to discontinue. , t-'. , RATES OF ADVERTISING. .One square 13 lines first insertion $0 50 Do each additional insertion.. ..... 5 l)o Three months....". 2 00 - Do ' Six months 3 50 - - , Do. i One year 5 00 Two squires Six months 6 00 Do One year 10 00 Half colnmo Oiw year.... . 18 00 , One column One year.... .... 30 00 5nsine00 Directorg. . FUEMONT FREEMAN JOB PniSTIXG OFFICE! Wo are now prepared to execute to ordsr. in a ueatand expeditious manner, and upon Hie fairest terms; almost all descriptions of JOB PRINTING; SUCH AS "Business Cards, 'Circulars, ' iHakdbhxs, -CATALoeurs, Show Bills, Justices' Bi.akls, LlWTKFS' BlASKS, Bill Kiadj, Bolls of Lading, Certificates, Drafts, Bills, Bank Chicks, Law Cases, Ball Tickets, etc., etc Mikifisvi, W. would av to those of our friends who are in want of such work, you need not go abroad to get it done, when it can be done just as good at home. - - I. O. O. F. Croghab- Lome, No. 77, meets at the Odd Fel Iowa' Hall, in Bnckiand's Brick Buildiug, every Saturday evening. - - - : - ... s PJEASE & ROBERTS, . manufacturers of Copper, Tin, and Sheet-iron Ware, , , ; AND DEALERS IR Stores, Wool, Eides, Sbeep-peits, Rags, Old Copper, Old Stoves, &c, &c. : ALSO, ALL SORTS OF elKTTISS TAKKEK NOTIONS Pease's Brick Block, So. 1.' FREMONT, OHIO. 32 " STEPHEN BUCKIiAKI & CO., v. - ' " DEALERS IN Drugs, BlediclHCS, Paints, Dye-Stuffs, Books, Stationary, Sect FREMONT. OHIO. . EDWARD F. JJICKXXSOX, Attorney and Counsellor at Lawt -- FREMONT, OHIO. ; Office One door south of A. B. Taylor's store, up - stairs. - Aue- 3 i, 18o0. BAU'H P. BICKLAADi " Attorney and Counsellor at Iiaw, And SolicKor in Chaiicerv, will attend to ' rofess Vonal busiuenin Sandusky "and adjoining couutiee. '. Office Second story of Auckland's Block. FREMONT, OHIO. JOHN It. GREENE, V ATTORNEY AT LAW, And Prosecuting Attorney, for Sandusky county, wilt attend to all professional business eutrusted to hi cure, with promptness and fidelity. - Office In the second story of Bucklaud'a Block. . FREMONT, OHIO. , ' CHESTER EDGERTOXt Attorney and Counsellor at law, 1 And Solicitor in Chancery, will carefully attend o all professional business left in his charge. Hi- will aise attend to the collection of claims etc., in ' to Hi is and adjoining counties. '- Office Second story Bnckiand's Block. - FREMOMT, OHIO. 1 B.J. BAUTLETT, Attorney and Connsellor at Law, Will give his undivided attention to professional business in Sandusky and the adjoining couuties. Office Over Oppenheimer's Store. " . FREMONT, OHIO. 1 XiA Q,. BIWSOXl PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, 5 Office North side of the Turnpike, nearly oppo site the Post Office. - FREMONT. OHIO. U PIERRE BEAlTGRANBs PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Respectfully tenders hie professional services to the citizens of 1 remont and vicinity. Office One door north of E. N. Cook's Store. DR. J. CHAMBERLI.V, v - Botanic Physician, T) ESPECTFULLT announces to the citizens of AVFremont and vicinity, that ha has returned and permanently located m this place, and will be ready Iq aliena Ml ail Wfio uiuy wish ins proiessionai Her vices. Residence at the Methodist Parsonage. Office Two doors south of Pease & Roberts' Tin Shop. - November 9. 1850 ly ;" PORTAGE COUNTY Mutual Fire Insurance Company. B. P. BVCKEiAND, A gent J FREMONT, OHIO. POST OFFICE HOURS -The regular Post Office hours, until further no ice will be as follows: 7 In 10 A T mnA frnm 1 ta ft P. T Sundays from 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 P M. ,W. M. STARK, P. M. v r Ar F. & F. VANDERCOOK: MERCHANTS AND DEALERS In all kinds of Produce; At the Old Stand Eormerly occupied by Dickenson & V.Doren. . , EREMONT, OHIO. December 15. IH49. SOCIAL HALL. THE subscriber is prepared to furnish Social fliu, in Bnckiand's Brick Block, for Cotillon Parties, Sories, Lectnres, &c, on reasonable terms: aud also refreshments, in the best styls on the shortest noticet J. F. R. SEBRING. Fremont, August 3, 1850. . TUE choicest Liquors and Wiues for Medicinal and Mechanical purposes for sale at AUCKLAND'S. AILS. Fremont Iron Co.'s Nails, manufac tured at Troy, N. Y., at Hatkxi'. TAILORING. CLARK & KR1DLER, T ESPECTFULLT announce to the citizens of A V Fremont and vicinity, that they have Removed tbeir Shop, One door Noith of A. F. db. VandercooJc's Store, in the room recently occupied by O. H. Fusselman, as a Tin Shop,- where they intend carrying on the above business in all its various branches. One of the partners has been east and purchased a stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, Vestings, and some Reudy-made Clothing, and also, all sort. of Trimmings, and are now prepared to furnish material and make up work to order on the shortcut notice, and most reasonable terms, and warranted to oivK satisfaction. We also intend to keep constantly on hund. Ready-made Clothing Of our own manvfactvring, which we will Sell O" vert low for Cash. The public are invited to call and exninine our stock before purchasing elsewhere, as we think that we cau suit them in most any article in our line, ant' on as reasonable terms as the same article can be had in town, for we are bound to Sell at a very low percentage ! We would say here for the benefit of our Country friends who wish Cutting? done, that we are pre pared to furnish them with Trimmings as reasona- b.'e as they can be had any where else All Cutting i done here, mnmntfid trt fit if nrnnprlii made un. ) j --j -j j j t Also Ao-ents for Williams' Reports of Fashions. Fremont, Nov. 1st, 1 50. ,, 34 SADDLERY. New Arrangement! PRICES REDUCED! JOSEPH COCHRANE, RESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens of Fremont, and vicinity thnt he has taken the old and well known stand of H. R. Foster, where he will be happy to supply the old customers and public generally with any article in his line. Keeps constantly on hund and manufactures to order of the best material every variety of Saddles, Harness, Trnnks, Valises, Bridles, Slartingals, A-c&c. Carriage Trimming done ou the shortest notice. All work warranted. Fremont, Nov. 1st, 1S50. 34 NEW GROCERY AND SALOOM: JCST OPENED IN Bnckiand's A'ew Brick Building! I J. F. R. SEBRIJVG, JlL RESPECTFULLY informs his Old f71 Customers and the Public irenerallv. f that he has again gone into the eery Business, and has now open ONE OP THE MOST EXTENSIVE Stocks of Groceries! ever brought to this market, with especial reference to supply the wants of the citizens of Sandusky and adjoining' counties. i bis stock consists id part of Sugars, Coffee, Teas, Spices, Pepper, Raisins, Tobacco, Segars, &c, fcc. together with a complete and large assortment of CANDIES, the best ever opened in Fremout, the assertion of "bogus" dealers in this article to the contrary not withMnnHtng. NUTS, FRUITS AND PHLSLKVLS. of the rarest kinds, will be be found at my store. Lcmouadc. Mead, Cronk and Beer, can be had ol a moment's notice. Fresh Uaked Bread, Cake, Pics, and Biscuit alwuvs kept on hand. Families wish ing to be supplied with Bread can at all times be accommodated with a superior article and on the most liberal terms. But 1 have neither time nor the printer room in his paper, to enumerate the sixth part of the articles kept by me, andean only ask that a discriminating public will cive me a call and and judge for them selves, feeline satisfied that 1 can render entire sat isfnfiion to a'l both as 1o prices and quality. i remont, June lo, DENTISTRY. DR. I D. PARKER, from Cleveland, RESPECTFULLY announces to the public that he has permanently located in Fremont, for the purpose of practicing Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry. From the ample resources which he has enjoyed, for acquiring u thorough knowledge of the profess ion, he feels confident that hp shall be able to give satisfaction to all who may desire his aid, in ihe va rious branches of the profession. The public are assured that the utmost care will he taken to render his operations both permanent and useful. Artificial Teeth set on Gold Plate, in number from a single one to a double sett. Piv ot teeth set in the best manner. Carious teeth fil led so as to permanently arrest the decay. Teeth cleaned in such a manner as not to injure the en amel. Teeth extracted with the most approved instruments. - Dr. PARKER, wishes to be understood that he is responsible lor all his operations. Persons wish ing Dental Operations, are invited to call at his of fice, in Caldwell's Brick Building, over Dr. Chnm berlin's Office. Fremont, June 30, 184915 FREMONT HOUSE; AND GENERAL FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, O. WM. KESSLER, Proprietor. MR. KESSLER, announces to the Traveling Public that he has returned to the above well known stand aud ia now prepared to accommodate in the best manner, all who may favor him with their patrouage. No erTorts will be spared to promote the comfort and convenience of Cuests. . ILj Good Stabling and careful Ostlers in at tendance. Fremont. November 24, 1 84936 Farms to Let! SEVERAL FARMS, near Fremont, and conve nient to the Turnpike, D TO RENT. jj Some of these have Eighty to Ninety acres clear ed thereon, with comfortable Houses, Barns &c. Enquire of SAML. CROVVELL, General Land Agent. Mnshalnnge. March 2, 185051-5 CIUEO. HATCH, Tailor; WOULD inform his friends and the public, that he has taken rooms at Ballville, where he intends carrying on the above business, in all its branches, and hopes by punctual attention and long experience in his trade to merit and receive a share of patronage. N. B. Cutting of garments of every description, attended to in the most fashionable style, and war ranted to fit. Also, he is Agent fer Davis' Pain Killer a fresh supply just received and for sale br GIDEON HATCH. Ballville, July 13. 185018 FASHIONABLE TAILORING. , PHILIP MAXWELL, WOULD respectfully announce that he has . Removed his Shop, one door South of Leppelman's Jewelry Shop, opposite Head Quarters, where he will be happy to wait on his old customers and all who need any thing in his line. If vou want vou crarments made no RIGHT, and after the Latest Fashion you must call on MAXWELL-. N. B. Particular attention paid to cutting, and warranted to fit if properly made up. remont, April XB, 1B4. $ oe try. A Prayer. BY ELIZABETH M. SARGEANT. If I have erred in groping for the light, That streameth from the Car off golden portals, Chasing the shapows from the guilty night. That brood eth o'er the tribe of erring mortals; Ifl have grasped at shadowy forms and fair That flit in wilderiug grace above, around me, Thinking the true, the bright, the good were there. Norso't to break this spell in which they bound me, Father! forgive me. Ifl have ever found a bitter tear Coursing down cheeks with sin or sorrow paling. And left no ray of joy to picture there Prismatic glory through the grief-drops falling; If I have heard amid life's human choir, One tone with sorrow's unmistaken quiver, And touched all carelessly the answering lyre, Causing sweet strings at the rude touch to shiver. Father! forgive me. Ifl have ever turned with withering scorn To censure ill, mistaken or designing, And drank not patiently the bitter cup Which thon in love hast proffered, uurepining; jf I have learned not from earth's Holiest Oue To bear its thousand ills, its wrongs, its sorrow, As but the darkness fleeing from the day, The dusky herald of a glorious morrow. Father! forgive me. And oh! ifl have ever caused a sigh, Iu any heart my own had loved to cherish, Among the hopes of immortality TJn withering joys, when all around shall perish; Forgive me this; for all unwittingly Was every tho'tless deed, each light word spoken; Time, care, may dim the eyes we love to see, But lears,which we bid flow, tell of deep fountains broke n, Father! forgive me. ill i s 1 1 1 1 a n c o u s . The poverty Stricken. From the Toledu Blade. Alas ! How little sympathy there is for the ; poor! Poverty, as it appears, usually, in this country, might be endured, were it not tor the fact, that they are looked upon by the public generally, as degraded and dishonest. They could bear their poverty, if they were not des pised and slandered. It is said, that "poverty is no crime," but almost every person says, by his actions, that the poor man is criminal, and "actions speak louder than words." Let a person who possesses riches come among us, and he is caressed, courted and praised he is admired, respected and sdored everyone is his friend, and ready to do his bidding! But let his riches take to themselves wings and fly away let him come to poverty and want, by unforeseen events, and by circum stances over which he had no control. He is left without the means of helping himself or others, except by the labor of his own hands, and there are a few small debts remaining un paid what is his condition in society now ? Who admires, respects and adores who is his friend, and ready to administer to his necessi ty. They are all gone ! No one doubted his respectability or honesty, when he was rich; and they have no reason to doubt it now ; but what do they say of him? Why, "he is a poor, miserable, dishonest fellow, he owes me live dollars, and won't pay it! If he would only pay what he owes me, that is all that I would ask of him he must be a rascal, to run in debt without the means of paying." But he contracted his debts when he was able to pay, and when you was willing to trust him ; and he expected to pay, but he was de prived of the means, perhaps by the fraud and deception of others, or by some unsuspect ed calamity, and now it is out of his power to pay "well I have suffered enough by him, and he may now take cure of himself: and I shall look out who I trust next time." Thus we see, that the misfortune of this man has deprived him of his riches, his respectability, his influence and his friends; and he is left to struggle with poverty and disgrace. He is ready and willing to work, but no one wishes to employ him, he is needy, but no one comes to his relief! He is honest, but every one doubts it, not because it has been proved, but because he is poor, and cannot prove his hon esty by paying his debts. His case is a hard one he is truly to be pited ; but who is there that has any pity or sympathy for a poor man, except the poor, and they have nothing else to give! The honest industrious poor man (and I hold that there are such) needs the sympathy and aid of the rich, and they can give it to him. in various ways, without any loss on their part. They can give him their countenance, and their advice ; and they can give him em ployment; for all of which he will be grateful and thankful. They can, at least, treat him like an honest man, and a human being, and even this would be a great gratification, and would relieve much of his sufferings, if it did not his wants. But the rich man can do more every honest, poor man in the country can be made prosperous and happy, by a very lit tle effort on the part of the rich. They need not give their money, but give them encour agement and employment Treat them as though they were honest and respected, and they will feel themselves honored, and will be respectable. It is enough and hard enough to be poor, without being despised : and it is wrong to despise a man for poverty alone. ihe neb ought to discriminate between the honest poor and the dishonest poor. There is a difference, and it is a great mistake to suppose, (as is generally done) that all the poor are dishonest; it is not so there are many honorable exceptions. X. io Lore and Marriage. It is a strange, but melancholy fact, that when young girls lancy themselves in love, tbey are seldom, if ever happy, if tbey marry the object of their choice. The fact is in most cases, they find the husband they have chosen, quite a uinerent person as an individual, from the imaginary object he had appeared us a lover. The imagination in most girls is stron ger than the judgement; and as soon asthe first idea of love is awakened in a female heart, the imagination is set to work to fancy a lover, and all possible and impossible perfections are assembled together in the young gir'ls mind to endow the object of her secret idolatry. The first man whose appearance and manners attract a girl on her entrance into society, is generally invested by her with the halo of these secret thoughts, and she fancies herself violently m love, withoat the least real knowl edge of the man she supposes herself in love with. No wonder, then, that if she marries she is miserable. The object of her love has vanished never to return ; and she finds her self chained for life to a man she detests, be cause she fancies she has been deceived in him. Anon. . Pnrlr if Hiinlr two rtrmrTrprl fcpt in th fi nr?&n. will not rise, on account of the pressure of the water. Sketches of Western Life. -COL. ARCHIBALD YELL, OP ARKANSAS. The first case on the docket was called, and the plaintiff stood ready. It was an old case mamaa oeen in litigation for five years. Gen. Smoot arose for the defendant, and remarked in nn overbearing tone 'Our witnesses are absent, and therefore I demand that the case be continued until the next term in course.' 'Let the proper affidavit be filed, for not until then can I entertain the motion for a con tinuance,' was the mild reply of the Judge. 'Do you doubt my word as to the facts?' Gen. Smoot exclaimed, sharply, and involun tarily raised his huge sword cane. 'Not at all,' replied the Judge, with the blandest smile, 'but the law requires that the facts justifying a continuance must appear on record, and the court has no power to annul the law, nor any will to see it annulled.' The Judge's calm and business like tone. and manner only served to irritate the bully, ana ne retorted, snaking his sword cane in the direction of the bench 'Whatever may be the law, I, for one, will not learn the principles irora tne lips ot an upstart, demagogue, and coward!' Judge Yell's blue eyes shot lightning; but he only turned to the clerk and said quietly 'Mr Clerk you will enter a fine of fifty dollars against Gen. Smoot, as I see him named on my docket, for gross contempt of court; and be sure you issue an immediate execution.' He had scarcely enunciated the order, when Gen. Smooot was seen rushing towards him, brandishing his sword cane, all his features writhing with murderous wrath, and pallid as a corpse. Every glance was fixed upon the counte nance of the judge, for all wished to know how he would brook the coming shock of the duellist's fierce assault. But none, however, could detect the slightest change in his ap pearance. His cheek grew neither red nor white, nor a nerve seemed to tremble; his calm eye surveyed the advancing foe with as little sign of perturbation as a chemist might show scrutinizing the effervesosmce of some novel mixture. He sat perfeci till, with that slight staff of painted iron his right hand. Smoot ascended the platform and immedi ately aimed a tremenduous blow with his e normous sword cane, full at the head of his roe. At that blow five hundred hearts shud dered, and more than a dozen voices shrieked, for all expected to see the victim's skull shiv ered into atoms. The general astonishment, then, may be conceived, when they beheld the little iron staff describe a quick curve, as the great sword cane flew from Smoot's fingers and fell with a loud clatter at the distance of twenty feet in the hall ! The baffled bully ut tered a cry of wrath wild as that of some wounded beast of prey, and snatched bis bowie knife from his sheath ; but ere it was well poised for the desperate plunge, the little iron staff cut another curve, and the big knife followed the sword cane. He then hastily drew a revolving pistol, but before he had time to touch the trigger, his arm was stricken down powerless to his side. And then for the first time did Judge Yell betray perceptible emotion. He stamped his foot till the platform shook beneath it, and shouted in trumpet tones 'Mr. Clerk, you will blot out this ruffin's name as a foul dis grace from the roll of attorneys. Mr. Sheriff, take the criminal to jail.' The latter officer sprang to obey the man date, and immediately a scene of confusion en sued that no pen can describe. The bravoes and myrmidon friends of Gen. Smoot gathered around toobsuruct the sheriff, while many of tiie citizens lent their opportune aid to sustain the authority of the court. Menaces, screams, and horrid curses, the ring of impinging and crossing steel, alternate cries of rage and pain, all commingled with the awful explosion of firearms, blendid together a vivid idea of pan demonium. But throughout all the tempes tuous strife, two individuals might be observ ed as leaders in the whirlwind and riders of the storm. The new judge used his little iron cane with terrible efficiency, crippling limbs yet still sparing life ; while 'Good Natured Bill Buttum,' imitating the clemency of his honor able friend, and disdaining the'employment of either knife or pistol, actually trampled and crushed down all opposition, roaring at every furious blow 'this is the way to preserve order m court,' a sentiment which he accompanied : witn peais ot wild laughter. In less than two minutes the party of the judge triumphed, the clique of Gen. Smoot suffered disastrous de feat, and the bully himself was borne away to prison. Such was the 'debut' of Archibald Yell in Arkansas; and from that day his popularity as a man, as a judge, as a hero, and as a politician went on rapidly and brilliantly increasing till it eclipsed all the oldest and most powerful names. Within the first yeaivof his emigra tion he became a candidate for the governor's chair, and, notwithstanding the bitterest oppo sition, he was elected by nine-tenths of the number of votes polled. At the end of his term he canvassed for congress, and again swept the State like a huricane. He contin ued to serve with success in the supreme councils of the nation until the period of the war with Mexico. He then resigned, hurried home to Arkansas, and raised a regiment of volunteer cavalry, with which he made all pos sible despatch for the scene of action. The writer of the present sketch saw him on his line of march to coalesce with the grand army of occupation, and never will he forget the evening passed by the light of his hospi table camp fire on the Red River, within the limits of Texas. The prophecy of his farewell words ring still in my ears with mournful dis tinctness. 'I go,' said he, with a look of fire, and in tones of thrilling emphasis, 'to make a fame that shall be co-extensive with the length and breadth of the Union, or to extinguish life it self in a blaze of glory.' He kept his word ; he did both. He ar rived on the gory arena in time to witness the magnificent storm of the great day of Buena Vista: and where is the true child of Ameri can birth that cannot name the three trans cendent stars of chivalry who fell quenched in blood that day ? aye, who fell, but as they fell shed a parting sun-burst of everlasting Riin-llrrVif nv.r that, fiulrl nf rrlorir anrf nf graves! Hardin! Clay ! YkllI If a tallow candle be put in a gun and shot at a common door it will go through without sustaining any injury : and if a musket ball be tired into the water it will not only rebound, but be flattened as if fired against a solid sub stance. Thk School Mistress asd her Canine Friend. One of the most touching instances of canine attachment, of which we ever heard was related to us the other day, by a matron of the neighborhood where the finals of the melancholy event transpired : A young lady of one of the northern towns of this county, while engaged in teaching school, the past summer, a few miles from her home, was singled out towards the close of her engagement, without any apparent induce ment, by the dog of one of her employers, as the peculiar object of his regard, which soon unaccountably increased to such a degree thai he could scarcely be beaten from her side, or prevented from entering the school house, lo which he daily repaired. At the termin ation of her school, which she left in failing health, when about to start for her paternal residence, the dog gave signs of his determin ation to follow ber, which perceiving, she turned to the owner, and soon affected a pur chase of the animal, which now joyously at tended her home. Her first words on enter ing the house, were 'Mother, I have, come home to die, and have brought a friend here to Tatch over my grave.' After making this remarkable announcement, she immediately took to her bed, and sank rapidly in a typhoid, which, in about a week, . terminated in her death. During her whole sickness, the faith ful, and evidently sorrow-stricken dog, never, but for a few minutes at a time, left the sick room, constantly lying dejectedly near the head of her bed, and seeming but too blest when permitted to lick her fevered hand which was occasionally extended for his tender ca resses. As her final hour drew near, he be came indifferent about food, and soon refused it altogether. After her death, which he seemed to comprehend, he continued to watch by the corpse, only at one time leaving it, and that was when the coffiin-case, which had ar rived with the coffin, was carried and placed by the side of the grave previously dug in an en closure near the house. He then, having somehow been made aware of what was going on, came out of the house, went to the case, and, with his paws, on the side, looked in, and seemed to examine it attentively. He next jumped down into the grave, and appeared to inspect that also with equal care and atten tion. He then came out and hurried back to his post by the corpse, which he continued to watch, till it was brought out for interment, when he closely followed the coffin, and look ed sorrowfully on, as it was lowered to its final resting place, and the grave filled up. When his human fellow mourners retired, however, he remained behind, and, lying down at the head of the grave, could not be induced to leave the spot, refusing tor the first lew days, all food, then for a week or two, sparing, re ceiving it when brought to him, and, at last, going occasionally to the house for it, but only to despatch in haste what was set before him, and instantly returning to his sad and lonely vigil, which night and day, he still continues to keep up over the remains of his beloved mis tress, lireen Mountain freeman. An Elopement Among the Green Moun tains. A correspondent of the Boston Mail, writing from Ludlow, Vermont, under the date of Nov. 14 th, say: " An elopement came off here a few davs since, which caused no little merriment in this region, and will serve to show the true grit of the Green Mountain girls. Mr G. paid his ad dresses to a Miss D. for some months, without opposition from any quarter. All at once the lady's father flatly refused Mr G. his bouse. In this state of anairs Miss U. resolved on something desperate, and putting on her Sun day toggery, wentont to make some calls, the the most important of which was at the sta tion House, where she called for a ticket to Rutland, Mr. G.'s place of residence. Arriv ing at Rutland, she proceeded at once to Mr. G.'s boarding house, and quietly informed him of the state of affairs at home, and that she had come to get married, and to be married she would that night or never. Mr. G. finding all arguments useless, " caved in," and the thing wns did. While the marriage ceremony was being performed in Rutland, a pair of boots was being propelled .round this village with great velocity. The fury of the lady's father was in those boots. He had missed his daughter, and was very busy "rapping up" his neighbors, to make inquiries for her, with little success, till he called on the ticket mas ter, who informed him that the missing one had taken a ticket for; " O'er the Mountains and far away," in the night train. ' The secret was out The old gentleman, full of wrath, immediately put horse power in competition with steam, and the morning found him in the presence of the runaway and her husband. When he was in formed of what had taken place, he thought it of little use to show fight, and quietly took his leave. Population of the Tnitcd State Each succesive census of the United States reminds us forcibly that power is travelling westward, with increased velocity. But it is also, although less perceptibly, travelling south, In 1790, the centerof population for the United States was m Baltimore county Md., forty six miles north, and twenty-two from Washington. In 1800, it was in Caroll county, Md., fifty two miles north, and nine miles east of the seatof government. In 1810, it was in Adams county, Pa., sixty-four miles north, and seventy-one west of Washington. In 1 820, it was in Morgan county, Va., 47 miles north, and 81 west of our national me tropolis. In 1830, it was in Hamshire county Va., -36 miles north, and 108 west of Washing ton. In 1840 it was in Marion county Va., 36 miles north, and 160 wes of the seat of Government. Thus far it has receded ten miles south of its first paralel of latitude, and advanced 182 miles westwardly. In 1850. 1 judge this center will bejfound at some point between Clarksburg and Parkersburg, Va., and in a direct course to Cincinnati, which will probably be the center in 1870 or 1880. Cist's Adv. Bounty Lands. The following note will be of some interest to those who furnished sub stitutes in the war of 1812: Pension Office, Oct 11, 1850. R. F. Trowbridge, Esq, Sir In answer to your letter of the 5th inst, you are informed that those who hired substitutes in the war of 1812 are entitled to the Bounty Land and not the substitute. Very respectfully, J. L. EDW ARDS, Com. of Pensions. O A writer iu Ihe Bucyrus Forum, thus rids himself of the overplus of poetical ideas that 'illu iniurd' his bruin. Poetry must be at a discount up titnr. Moonlight on the Sandusky. The moonlight glimmers on the dark SaiiDusky, Which, as a wounded serpent, drags along. Laving the pallid Sycamores that throng Its oozy shores, where Bull-frogs, hoarse & husky, Charm the lull 'd air, oppressed by odors musky. Slow moving, like an ancient Man-of-war, The armed Turlle paddle through the stream; And, ever and anon, is heard from far The dismal owlet's melancholy scream. The Fire-fly lights his phosph'ric lamp; and gleam The eyes ol Conns, intensely bright. The hybrid bat floats by in noiseless flight And throned in musty swails, of sickly meiii, I'ale Ague, lean and lauk.sits monarch of the scene. Hctter Latih than Cry. So say we. There's no use in rubbing one's eyes and blubbering over all ills that flesh is heir to. The best way is to stand up to the rack, and take the good things and the evils as tbey come along, without repining; always cheering youi self with that philosophic ex clamation, "better luck next time !" Is dame fortune as shy as a weasel! Tell her to go to Jericho, and laugh in her face. The happiest fellow we ever saw, worked hard, and slept upon a plank, and hadn't a shilling in his pocket , nor even a coat upon his back. Do you find disappoint lurking in many a prize ? Then throw it away, and laugh at your own folly for so long pursuing it Does fame elude your grasp ? Then laugh at the fools that are so often ber favorites. She is of no consequence, and never buttered a piece of bread or furnished a man a suit of clothes. Is your heart broken by some maiden ! Then thank you stars that you escaped with your neck, and make the welkin ring with a hearty laugh. It lessens the weight of one's heart amazingly. Take our advice under all circumstances 'laugh dull care away.' Don't be in a hurry to get out of the woild it's a very good world considering the creatures that inhabit, and is about as full of fun as it can be. You never saw a man cut his throat with a broad grin on his face ; it's a grand preventive of sucide. There is philosphy and good sense, too, in laughing it shows a clear conscience, and a sincere gratitude for the things of life, and ele vates us above the brate creation. So here goes for humor, and we put in for our share while the ball is rolling. A Question Answered. . Maj. Noah, a learned Israelite, is thus in terrogated. "The second coming of Christ is believed by a large portion of Christians. Would the Jews believe in his spiritual and temporal messiahship if he should again ap pear on earth ?" The Major, in his paper, the Sunday Times, thus answers." "He would, we think, be less welcome to the Christains than to the Jews. He could not, we think, recognize the reformed religion which is carried out in his name. He who preached against pride, ostentation, and arro gance who was the friend of the poor and rebuked rich and worldly minded who preached "peace n earth and good will to men" who ordained obedience to the laws and submission to rulers would not brook the desecration of the Christian pulpit, occup pied by some men who endeavor to stir up re bellion and division among the people who falsely quote the scriptures to carry out their fanaticism on slavery who openly defy the laws, and wickedly recommend opposition to them who are ' sowing to them di vision and misery throughout the land. He would say : "I had trouble with the Scribes and Pharisees, who were my own people they did not recognise my mission ; but here are my followers as they represent them selves to be who ought in my name to carry out my principles, but who do not who con sider that there are many of my orders, direc tions and doctrines which they cannot carry out, alleging that they do not conform to the spirit of the age!" He would find his own people as he left them two thousand years ago with one faith and one God: but the church which he established he would find di vided into numerous sects, ond doctrines, and understanding better what he meant to estab lish than he did himself. The question is not "How would the Jews receive him?" but "How would he be recived by those profess ing lo be Christians?" This is not the age for such a visitation." Grumblers. Editors, says a New Orleans cotempory, 'ought to be the happiest fellows alive. They have so manv dear patrons, so many kind friends, so many considerate counsellors, and discreet advisers. Jivery man wnosuoscnues for a paper considers himself its patron every numskull who can spell through a sen tence, sets up for a critic, snd every idler who has no business of his own, at once, takes up on himself lo settle the affairs of the nation. Each forms a seperate and distinct class and each class, is large. These gentry are always the kindest and most considerate people in the world. They are ever ready to advise an editor what he ought to do, and to remind him of what he has left undone. They can al ways tell him of what he should write and how it should be written, and yet, not one in ten of these wiseacres could write six conse cutive lines of English upon any given subject if it would save their worthless necks from the halter.' IFehave met with a great many such owls, in our editorial carreer men who would tell us our paper was too tame, as regarded some question of morals, temperance, or poli tics; that we should walk into some opponent in the scalping knife fashion; and yet, if we offered them the use of our columns for the purpose of venting their valor, they would sooner have their heads in to a shark's mouth or a red hot oven, than do it We have had the advice of such wiseacres gratis, which was at tenfold more than its value; but we have never vet been fortunate enough to know one of these selfconstitutfd editsrial advisers, who was worth, for any valuable purpose, as much powder as it would take to blow his brain out, even supposing him to be in possession of such an article. o In the artic regions when the thermemeter is below zero, persons can converse more than a mile distant Dr. Jamieson asserts that he heard every word of a sermon at the distance of two miles, though delivered in an ordinary tone of voice. Going to Bed Sober. The last number of the Knickerbocker has a good anecdote of a man who rarely failed to go to bed intoxicated, and disturbing his wife through the whole night Upon being eharg ed by a friend that he never went to bed so ber, he indignantly denied the impeachment, and gave the incidents of one particular night in proof: ...... ,. ; . . , .. "Pretty soon after I got into my bed", my wife said, 'Why, husband, what is the matter with you? -You act strangely 1' .There's nothing the matter with me,' said L 'nothing at all' I'm sure there is,' said she, 'you don't act natural at all. Shan't I get up, and get something for you?" - And up she got, light ed a candle, and came to the bedside to look at me, shading the light with -her hand. I knew there was something strange about you," said she, 'why, you. are sober I' "Now, this is a fact and my wife will swear to it; so don't you slander me any more by, saying that I haven't been to bed sober in six Months 'cause I have !" . .... Rcligons Sects in Canada. A correspondent of the Christian Chronicle estimates the whole number of Baptist com municants in Canada West nt 30.000. The Mvthodist, of all sects he thinks are at least four times as numerous, and the Presbyterians five times. ' The Episcopalians take the lead of all, and are estimated at 160,000. There are about 140,000, Roman Catholics. The Lutherans and Independence are next in num ber below the Baptists. The remainder of the population, the whole of wich is about l,608i 000, is composed of Quakers, Universalists, Disciples. Christians, etc., etc SrEciE The to total amount of specie ex ported from New York, during the present year, is given as $9,356,000. The Shipments for several weeks pas have averaged about $500,000 Jper week and the receipts from California alone about! 1,000,000 per week. It is estimated thit the importations of specie and gold dust into New York during the months of November, and December, will amount to at least $8,000,000. . Major Joel Crawford, one of the leading public men of Georgia has written a strong letter in opposition to the Convention move ment in that State, angainst all secession and disunion schemes, Jane Lysde. At a meeting of Friends ia the eastern part of Queen's county, lately, a lady of that denomination rose and. said: "There has lately come over to this cuntry a woman who sings, and a great many people go after her. Her name is Jane Lynde. If the singing woman should come into onr neighborhood, I hope none of our young folks will be kdrawn away to hear her.' New York Evening Post v Connubial Sharp. Shooting-. 'My love,' said an amiable spouse to her nusoana, aon ( sen mat norse, i UKe nun, and I want to keep him." 'He's my horse, and I'll sell him,' replied the loving lord; 'didn't I buy him? 'It was my money that bought him, retort ed the aristocratic lady. -. . 'Yes, ntedam,' said the husband, "and by Jupiter! your money bought me, or you nev er would nave got me i . . SUCCESS IN LilFE. Mrs A. "Dear me Mrs, K I wonder how your Johnny did sea ill in the same shop you did sae weel in ?" Mrs. K. 'Hoot woman, it's no wonder at a'." Mrs. A. "Weel, how did it happen ?" '. , Mrs. K. "I'll tell you how it happened." Ye maun ken, when Tarn, and me began to merchandise, we took partich, night and morning, and kail to our dinner when things grew better, we took tea to our breakfast A weel, woman, the times aye mended, and we sometimes coft a lamb leg for a Sunday dinner, and before wegaeup, we sometimes coft a chuckie we were doing sea weel Noo, ye maun ken, when Johnnie began to merchandize, he began at the chuckie first A gentleman down east seeing his pretty maid with his wife's bonnet on, kissed her supposing her to be the real Simon pure, ' He discovered his error through the assistance of his wife. " ' ,--- oi Old Whitet. On arriving by railroad at Coluumbia, Pa., last week, on his way to Ken tucky, the music of a firemen's celebration, struck his ears, and so elated him , that be came near breaking the cars in his excitement The music seemed to revive the memory of the old 'battle strains.' The modest yonng lady who refused to go into a rifle manufactory because some of the guns had no breeches, is spending a few days at Nahant .. , - ; - ,A A New Paper. - -7 The Prospectus of a new daily, to be pub- fished h the city of Washington, has been' published. It is to be called "The Constitu tion," and is to be the organ of the Union F T. :tl U mor. oe WVi. ..OII.J. or Democrat, but every one as a friend or foe; to the Union, the Constitution and the laws.' Robert Farnham, jr., publisher. A musket ball may be fired through a pana of glass, making a whole the size of the ball without cracking the glasss ; if the glass be suspended by a thread, it will make no differ-. ence, and the thread will not-even vibrate. from Fngland, landed at St Louis on Satur day last, on their way to the Great Salt Lake It ia said that several thousand more will fol low the coming whiter. s Sad News if Trne. ?- A trader who has recently traversed the route from. Santa Fe Matamoras, via Saltiilo, writes to the St Louis Republican : The crop has entirely failed in Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Coabull andTamalulipas. . Corn is sellins- at tremendous nrices. and the poor people are on the point of starvation.--. Tt has not rained in these States sinsa Ifilfi several cunurea taousana animals nave died. One hacienda in Tamaulipas lost 25,000 liead of cattle. The prarics are covered with the bones of animals. '