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J. S. FOl KE, Editor and Publisher.
Tho Frkkmak, is published every Saturday morn
ing Office in Backlaud' Brick Buildingthird
tory; Fremont, Sandusky county, Ohio.
- sv . ..TERMS.' ..r. '
Singla mail subscriber, per year, v '"'3 $1 50
Cluba often and upwards, ta one address 1 37
Town subscribers will be charred 1 75. The dif
ference in th terms between the price on papera
aeuverea in town and those sent by mail, laocca--rauad
by he expense of carrying, .
When the money is not paid in advance, as above
specified, Two Dollars will be charged if paid with
in th year, if not paid until after the expiration of
the year, Two Dollars and r illy cents will be charg
ed. These terms will be strictly adhered to.
' How to Stof a Path. First see that you have
paid for it op to the time yoa wish it to stop; notify
the Post Master of your desire, and ask him to no
tify the publisher, under his frank, (as he is author
Zed to do)jf your winh to discontinue.' t 7
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Do , . each additional insertion ....... 25
Do ; Three months ' 2 00
H Do : ; " Si months...'. 350
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Do One vear., 10 00
Half coin mil One year.... 18 00
One column One year.... 30 00
Bn3me?st Directors. ' -
. We are now prepared to execute to order, in a
uesttand expeditions manner, and upon the fairest
terms; almost alt descriptions of
Cluvusi, . . .
Show Bills, -
lesTWEa Blahls,
Bill. HtEADS, ' -
Bills or Iauing,
Bills, "- '" ; I
Bask Chkcj,
Law Cases. , .
Ball TicmtTs.KTC.,
We would sav to those of our friends who are in
want of such work, yen need not go abroad to get
t done, when it can be done just aa good at home.
. ; I. O. O. F.
Cnocutl Lodgf., No. 77, meets at the Odd Fel
Iowa' Hall, in Buckland'e Brick Building, every
Saturday evening. .
Capper, Tlu, and Sheet-iron Ware,
..... ' : AIIB OIlltH , . -.
Stores, Weol, Bides, Sheep-pelts, Bags,
- Old Copper, Old Stoves, Ac., fcc.:
Pease's Bricfc Block, Wo. 1.
.'", FREMONT, OHIO. 32
'' -P: " 1 DEALERS IK 1 . - " I
Drujs, Meikines, Paints, Dye-Stnffs,
Books, Stationaay, &c:
' Attorncj-ant Counsellor at Lawt
, FREMONT, OHIO. : : y
Office One door sooth of A, B. Taylor's slore. np
: (Stairs. " ..... . . Asg. 34, !fi50.
. ;; itAtrn p. buckIj awi:
Attorney and Counsellor at Iiaw
And Solicitor in Chancery, will attend to Vrofess
aonal business in Sandusky and adjoining counties.
Office Second etOry of Bnckland's Block .
"" ; " - FREMONT, OHIO. i "
J. L. Greksk. Wat. AN:SLl.T.
Attorneys t Law & Solicitors in Chancery,
Will give their undivided attention to profession
al business intrusted to their care iu Sandusky and
adjourning counties. ' " ; -
Office In the second story of Bnckland's Block.
" t FREMONT, OHIO. " v '
Attorney and Counsellor at taw,
- And Solicitor ra Chancery, will carefully attend
m all professional easiness left in his charge. H
will also attend to the collection of claims &.C, in
this and adjoieing counties. -' - - - --4 - --
' Office Second story Bnckland's Block. "
" t- FREMOMT, OHIO. 1 : 1
i. - . . , U.J. BAUTLKTT, .
'Attorney arm lonatrllnr gt taw,
Will give his andivided attention to professiouarjTedso as "to pCTmuuily arrest the decay. Teeth
bnsinessin Sandusky and the adjoining counties.
Office Over Oppenheimer's Store.
i,A o. BAWSOSt W-.' ...
P H Y S 1 C I AN-AND U ft O E ON .
. Office North side of the Turnpike, nearly oppo
site the rost Uflice.
Respectfully tenders his professional services to
trie citizens of Fremont and vicinity.
. Office One door north of E. N. Cook's Slore.
. . ..; - Botanic Physician,
RESPECTFULLY announces to the citizens or
Fremont and vicinity, that he has returned and
peimanentiy located in this place, and will be ready
to attend to all who may wish his professional ser
Tices. Residence at the Methodist Parsonage.
- Office Two doors sooth of Pease & Roberts'
Tin Shop. ' November 9, 1850 ly
Blotnal Fire Insurance Company.
7" B. P. BCCKLAXD, Agent:
The regular Post Office boars, until further no
tice will be as follows: :! . . - - r
From 7 to 12 A. M. and from 1 to 8 P. M.
Sandays from 8 to 9 A M, and from 4 to 5 P M.
In all kinds of Produce ;
" At tlie Old Stand
Eormerly occupied by Dickenson & V. Doren.
' December 15. 1843- r " ' '
THE subscriber is prepared to furnish Social
Hall, in Bnckland's Brick Block, for
Cotillon Parties, Sories, Lectures, &c,
en reasonable terms:- and also refreshments
in the best style on the shortest noticet
Fremont, Angntt 3, 1850. -
THE choicest Liqnors and Wines for Medicinal
and Mechanical purposes for sale at
. Bdcklasd's.
AILS. Fremont Iron Co.!
Nails, manufae
- Hintrs'.-
tarsd at Trtrys H. T.t at '
TJESPECTFULLY announce to the citizens of
XV Fremont and vicinity, that they have .
Removed their Shop,
Onedoor&orthofA.F.d: Yandercook's Store,
in the room recently occupied by O. H. Fusselman,
as a Tin Shop, where they intend carrying oil 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 Heady-made Clothing, and also, all sorts
of Jrtmmings, and are now prepared to furnish
material and make up work to order on the shortest
notice, and moat reasonable terma, and warrastkd
to give satisfaction. We also inteud to keep
constantly on hand. Ready-made Clothing
v; Of our own manufacturing,
which we will sell U-Ttert low for Cash.
The public are invited to call and examine our
stock before purchasing elsewhere, as we think that
we can suit them in most any article, in our line,
and on as reasonable terms ss the same article can
be had in town, for we are bound to
Sell at a very low percentage !
We would enyhre for the benefit of oor Country
friends who wish Cutting done, that wo are pre
pared to furnish them with Trimmings as reasona
ble as ther can be had any where else All Cutting
done here, war anted to fit, if properly made vp.
Also Aeenis for Williams' Keports of r ashions.
t remout. Nov. 1st, lfcSO. , - , t . 34
New Arrangement!
3 vviT'c'iAxj ,
ESPECTFTJLLY announces to the citizens of
Fremont, and vicinity that 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 auy article iu his line.
Keeps cunstauttv ou hand and manufactures to
order of the best material every variety of
Saddles, Harness, Trail Its,
Valises, Bridles, IMartingals, AcAc.
Carriage Trimming done ou the shortest notice.
All work warranted.
Fremont, Nov. 1st, 1S50. ' '' 34
Bnckland's New Brick Building!
RrcprfTrni i v : -r rvu
Customers and the Public generalh, f'
tljjffifi that he has again gone into the Gro- jl'w
.jWfllcerv Business, and haa now ooened ' i,' MM
Stocks of Groceries!
ever brought to this uiarket, with especial reference
to supply the wants of the citizens of Sandusky and
adjoining countiea.
1 his stock consists in part of ;
Sugars,- - Coffee, . Teas,
Spices, Pepper, . Raisins,
' Tobacco, ' ' ' Segars, &.C, &c '
together with a complete aud large .assortment of
the best ever opened iu Fremont, the nasertion of
'bogus" dealers in this article to the contrary not--NUTS,
of the rarest kinds, will be be found at my (ore.
Lemonade, Mead, Cronk and Beer,
can be had of a motnent' notice.
Fresli 15akel Bread, Cake, Pics.
and Biscuit always kept on hand. Families wish
ing te be supplied with Bread can ul all times be
accommodated with a superior article and on the
most liberal terms.-x - . : t .
Cut I have neither lime nor the printer room tn
his paper,4oenuitierate the sixth pari of the articles
kept bv me, andean only ask that a discriminating
public will give me a call and and judge for (hem
selves, feeling satisfied that I can render entira sat
isfaction to all both as to prices and quality
Fremont, June 15. '50.
;i.f., DEST ISTRY.
DR. L. D. PARKER, note Clevelakd,
RESPECTFULLY announces to the public that
he has permanently located iu Fremont, for
the purpose of practicing
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry.
From the ample resources which he hasenioved.
for acquiring a thorough knowledge of the profess
ion, he feels conndeut that he shall be able to give
satisfaction to all who may desire hia aid, in Hie
nous branches ol the prolession. .1 he public are
assured that the utmost care will he taken to render
his operations both permanent and useful.
; Artificial Teeth set on Gold I'late,
in number from a single one to a double sett. Piv-
ot teeth set in the best manner. Carious teeth fil-
cleaned in such a manner as not to injure the en
amel. .Teeth extracted with the most approved
Dr. PARKER, wishes to be understood that he
is responsible lor ail his operations. Persons wish
ing JpetitalOperaloiis, are invited to call at his of.
fice. in Caldwell's Brick Building, over DKBom
berlin's Office. ;
Fremont, J 30, 1S49 IS - -
W31. KESSLER, Proprietor.
R. KESSLER, announces to the Traveling
XvX r ubllc that he haa returned to the above well
known stand and is now prepared to accommodate
in the best manner, all woo may favor him with
their patronage.
No efforts wilt be spared to promote the comfort
and convenience of Cuests.
IU Good Stablikg and careful Ostlers in at
Fremont, November 24, 184936
- Farms to IiCt!
QEVERAL FARMS, near Fremont, and conve-
O nient to the Turnpike, Bj TO RENT,
Some of these have Eighty to Ninety acres clear,
ed thereon, with comfortable Houses, Barns &c.
Enquire of SAML. CROWELL,
General Land Agent.
Mnshalnnge. March 2, 1850 51-5
W OULD 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
Bhare of patronage.
K. B. Cutting of garments of every description.
attended to in the most fashionable style, and war
ranted to m.
Also, he is A cent for Davis' Pain Killer
a fresh supply just received nd for sale bv
Ballville, July 13, 185018
WOULD respectfully announce that he has
Uemoved liis Sbop, one door '
South of Leppelman's Jewelry Shop,
opposite Head Quarters, where he will be hBppy
to wait on his eld customers and all who need ant
thing in his line.-
' If you want yen garments made np RIGHT,
and after the Latest Fashion yon roust call on
MAXWELL. . - ,
N. B. Particular attention paid to cutting, and
warranted to fit if properly mads up.
Fremont, April 28, 1849. -
fl 0 trg.
From the Danville Herald.
"Fenny V Burial.
'Make l oom, sweet flowers: my child wonld pass to
Heaven." , Willis. ;
She died amid the autumn blooms;
A glory lay on hill and glade, .
When, sadly, in their final rest,
Her pallid limbs w laid !
We kissed once more her icy brow
Once more her cold and lifeless lips:
Heart-sorrowing, that so blight a life ,
Had found so sad eclipse.
And when, into the deep, cold grave,' -
They lowered her, slowly, from our sight,
How grew the air about us, dark,
As with a sudden night! . ;
All day upon our hearts there lay
That shuddering chill, so deathly cold,
We felt, when, on hercoffin's lid,
First, heavily fell the mould 1 . ;
The birds, through all that weary day,
Sung low their mournful songs; the air
Was hushed and solemn, as it knew
Our heavy srrief to share!
Kind words were breath'd by sorrowing friends
Warm tears by gentle eyes were shed;
Our hearts were with the dead! '
We laid her in a pleasant spot,
Beneath a tall tree's spreading shade,
Where low sweet murmurs in the leaves.
By singing winds are made,
There oft we bring, at eventide,
The flowers she loved, in life, the best.
And drop upon her grave the tears
. That will not be represt.
Dansville, Nov. 1850. H. L. Rakn.
From the Boston Museum
Or the Captain Outwitted.
Dodge, the eccentric and uneaqualled de
lineator ; or as the ladies call him the 'ineonpar-
ably ugly man, appeared on 'change again
last week, and the next evening after his ap-
pearance.Milken's fashionable saloon Dodge's
head quarters was.at an early hour crowded
with the 'members of the order,' to listen to
the rib-tickling accounts of the many incidents
ever to be met with in the life of a concert
singer. -
Many a time and oft, have we shaken our
sides with uncontrollable laughter, as the tor
menting sentences of dry and spontaneous wit,
fell trom the lips of the joker, as unconcern
ed and careless as the drops of spray from
the overhanging cliffs at Niagara.
Few however, of the many rich things re
lated by him in our presence, have left the
laugh in us, like the following: but in order
to be fully appreciated the reader should see
Dodge tell the story.
1 he celebrated vocalist several years ago
about the time he quit the art of wax fruit
and flower making, and fortunately, took up
that of'concerting at which he lias accord
ing to repute, aiuassed an independent fortune
made a break across the mountains, and one
fine morning found himself in Cincinnati. :
J. here be took passage on the afterward un
lucky steamer, the B S , bound down
to Memphis, Vicksburgh Natchez, Baton
Rouge, and New Orleans.
The boat was densely crowded, being stow-
ed full on deck with agricultural implements,
horses, cord nood, Dutch emigrants, and other
hard-ware, while the cabin overhead, was fill
ed' jam up with trunks, band-boxes, carpet
bags, umbrellas, gals ond boys, men and wo
men, and such like plunder.
. The boat shoved off, tired her swivel, and
away she headed down stream, under a full
head of steam, while her old pipes breathed
forth a cook, cook, cook, which fairly caused
the surrounding bills to echo again.
After supper, Dodge having by a letter of
iutroduction, made the acquaintance of a very
useful personage, the Captain of the boat,
they, arm in arm, took a peep into the ladise
saloon ; it was quite full, and one of the ladies
was playing the piano elegantly, while others,
having a greater taste for vocal than instru
mental music, were humming over a few of
the late productions of Ralfe, Glover, Demps
ter, and other eminent composers.
The Captain and Dodge stood for some
time in respectful silence, when the lady at
the piano, requested aid from some one, to as
sist her in that glorious, soul . exhilirating old
duet, the 'Canadian Boat Song. . .
This was Dodge's cue; be very readily
"fppP" tnrTrnrri anrt 1 l"T"H1t"l"n
lead off.
If you please, said the lady, whose ange
liferous voice, Dodge declares, nearly took
away bis breath.
However, our hero pitched into th 'Boat
man like a load of coal, and says that, united
with the angelic voices of the Mississippian
nightingale, he fairly made Koine howl.'
After the boatmen, came a few selections
from the operas lately published; and the
night being now far advanced, to wind up,
JJodge was obliged to lavor the ladies with a
description of his trip to 'Niagara Falls Mam.'
'.Lgad, old fellow, says the noble captain,
meeting Dodge in the social hall about mid
night; 'you got along swimingly among the
ladies! wby, you sing like a bird. .
'Oh, yes, X sing a little, says Dodge.
'And egad, you thumbed that lady's guitar
into fits!'
'Well, I ra-ther guess I did torture it some,'
replied Dodge, 'but tell me, captain, who the
deuce is that lady dressed in black, that sings
so like a nightingale, and plays with the finish
and perfection of a professor?'
Ine captain being a noted wag, and the
terror of all jokers on the Mississippi river,
here suddenly conceived the idea of selling
the Yankee with a jokv, which should count
'high' among the New Englanders, in ages to
come as a model 'sell. "That lady, my dear
fellow, is a widow !'
'You don't say so!' says Dodge,
'Yes, but I do though, and more than that
she's rich ! rich as mud ! worth sever.ty-five
thousand dollars; young and beautiful, into
the bargain! a grand chance for a Yankee
boy, just commencing life like you, sir!'
'she s certainly very beautiful, says Uodge.
'Beautiful as an angel !' replied the Cap
'A very fine musician, too says Dodge.
'Uneaqualled on the river,' rejoined the
captain ; 'why, sir, she sings like a seraph !
'How long has she been a widow?' inquir
ed Dodge. ' -
A little over a vear now, since her Cap
tain was placed under the sod.'
'Ah ! then her husband was a Captain, was
h V fays Dodge.
'Yes; he was a captain, but he got blowed
up, poor fellow! This steam-boating is risky
business for a man that cares anything about
.life, sir! risky business; but then, if you get
the widow, and you can do it, sir, like a knife,
if you only cotton up strong enough, for she
likes you already ; I saw it in her eye you
can retire on some large plantation, and spend
the rest of your days in indescribable and un
bounded luxury.'
'Well ! captain, hang me, if I aint a mind to
spread myself for the young widow, and try
mj hand at courting, for the first time in my
life.' - , : 1
'Go it, my boy, I'll back you with all mv in
nuence; if x wasn't already a married man,
I'd surely go in for that charming woman ; but
you 11 win young! good looking!'
i 'Don't don't if you please, captain.
. 'Hang it, Dodge, don't be so modest.'
. 'Cut, captain 1 gas, soap, putty; think of my
Then you sing and play like a book; the
widow loves music, she loves music to distrac
tion, and now my boy, strike while the iron is
hot! Why, sir, if I could sing and handle the
guitar equal to you, I d. -
'Hold on, captain, bold on; I understand all
about that; but now tell me her name, age
and residence.'
'Her name,' replied the captain, 'is Arman
tha Bronson age, about twenty-fonr resi
dence, New Orleans; and we shall probably
be about ten days running down, you 11 have a
tine chance to exert yourself; so do take my
advice, and make the best use of your time.'
'1 will,' says Dodge, and be diun t do any
thing elsa; for, always having an eye open for
fly traps,' and 'spring guns,' his suspicions
wt-re aroused by the captain s attempt at flat
tery, and his seeming disinterested endeavors
to bring about a hasty avowal of love, for the
young, accomplished, and really beautiful lady.
bo setting his wires to work, he lost no time
in discovering that the captain had been un
der the delightful chains of Hymen but about
two weeks,and the pseudo widow was no more
nor Jess than the identical, charming and idol
ized wife of the captain.
'.Now then, says Dodge to himself, 'as the
captain has planned a ioke, be sliant be disap
pointed; I'll only change orslightly alter the
plot, and if I don't in the end.give mm a reg
ular 'eye-opener,' then he may ever have the
pleasure of informing his friends how he 'done
the lankee brown.
Dodge had, something like a week previous,
sent on his bills and advertisements to the ed
itors at Natchez, stating that he would be at
that stirring little town during the races, and
would, at fifty cents a ticket, treat the inhab
itants and visitors with a series of mirthful,
musical and farcical entertainments.
Not letting any person on board know at
what place he intended to stop, telling the
captain he would settle bis fare when he left
the boat, he improved every spare moment
with the widow over the music portfolios and
piano, until the old steamer came pulling along
aiue oi tut levcc ai nauaiez.
' Ascertaining from the captain that the
steamer would leave in about three quarters
of an hour, he gave his baggage in charge of
a resident m town, wbo was just about leav
ing the boat, ihen watching the captain un
til he had entered the counting room of one
of the large stores under the hilt; for which
he occasionally brought goods from New Or
leans, the vocalist immediately went to the
Captain's wife, and very coolly informed her
that, through a mismanagement of one of the
agents, the boat would be obliged to remain
about twenty-four hours at Natchez, and that
her husband, accordingly accepted an invita
tion of some friends, to visit the race ground,
and wished the vocalist to come up, as soon
as convenient, in a carriage with the captain's
wife. "Not dreaming of anything wrong, the
lady hastily threw on her shawl and bonnet,
and declared herself ready for a start
Stepping on shore. Dodge hailed a colored
coachman, gave him a shisjing doubloon, and,
in a smothered voice, ordered him; to drive
ten miles in an eastterly direction, "and then
without a single question, turn around and
slowly return. - ;
" Leaving Dodge and his - fair companion to
enjoy their pleasant drive, after a tedious con-!
finemcnt in a noisy and clattering steamer, we
will now return to the captain who at the ap
pointed time, gave the steamers bell the ac
customed number of rings, hauled in the plank,
bid a good-day to his mends, and shoved out
into the muddy qver.
After seeing that the additional freight was
jsfiiLbalancfid.ropes and chains properly stow
ed away and everything, in sailor's phrase, 'all
taut,' which occupied nearly an hour, the cap
tain entered the ladies saloon, to scrutinize
his new passengers, and pass an agreeable half
hour with his sweet and allectionate wife.
' Not seeing his lady.he repaired to her state
room, where he found the usual variety of out
and inside dresses, night caps, slippers, stock
ings, etc., but no wife; whereupon feeling a
little uneasy, (the honey-moon not yet passed,)
a general search was made, from stem to stern
in the old steamboat, but without the least
For a moment, the captain stood like a stat
ute. A thought struck him! Where was
Dodge. '
Some one remarked that he had not been
seen since the boat left Natchez.
With the speed of a madman, the captain
rushed to the state-room of the Yankee sing
er, when to his utter astonishment, he found
that the baggage had all disappeared, and on
the bed lay a letter directed to Capt. ,
ofthe steemer B S . The let
ter was quickly torn open, when, to add still
greater fury to his frenzy, his eyes fell on the
Dear Sir: Thinking you might possibly
have the pleasure of relating to your friends
how you caught "napping" by persuading
him to make a declaration of love to your tal
ented and truly accomplished lady; you tried
your utmost both, by misrepresentation and
personal influence to get me into the meshes
of your skillfully woven net; and thinking that
when we are among the Komans we are justi
fied in doing as the Romans do, I have by the
same method, taken possession of your beau
tiful wife, without either her own or your con
sent. Your ladv shall receive that attention and
kindness that none other, better than a Bos-
toman knows how to bestow ; and unless you
conclude to" "bout ship" acknowledged the
coin, and immediately take possession of the
prize, (which between you and myself I con
sider the most manly and wisest course,) I shall
with ber consent, take her under my charge m
the next steamer bound for the Cresent City-
. Yours, for fun, let it come at whose expfnse
it may, in a horn: -
The Boston Vocalist.
P. S. Enclosed you will find the amount
of my fare, and as I have taken possession of
your jair, it is pertectly jair that you should
take possession of my fare.
In a voice of thunder, the Captain gave
orders for the action ofthe engine to be reserv
ed; and taking possession of the pilot house
himself, he had for a time, an excellent oppor
tunity of cooling himself down into something
like a state of reduction and reason.
Being naturally of a generous, noble heart
ed and lively turn of mind, he was soon ob
liged to aknowledge to himself that the "infer
nal Yankee" owtwitted him, and that, after
all, if his wife had received that attention
promised in the letter, it would be better not
to make a fool of himself by a. great splurge
and show, but handsomely acknowledge that
he had been whipped with his own weapons;
return the vocalist the amount of his fare, and
then present him with a life ticket, for the
steamer B S , current at all seas
ons of the year.
About the time that the Cantain was rao-inor
the wildest, Dodge was explaining to his fair
companion tne manner in which her lawful
lord had compromised her honor and dicrnitv.
by representing her as a widow.and the proper
person 10 receive me auaresses ot any ana all
young men, wbo might by accident or other
wise engage a passage in the same steamer.
Little by little, in his usual shrewd man
ner, the vocalist rehersed the complicated plot
irum oeginnig 10 eno, unm ine wnoie con
versation, plans, fec, were brought to light,
including even, the calpsheaf of the whole
the vocalist's better left in the state-room.
The lady trembled, wept violently for a few
moments, and finally wound up with a merry
ringing laugh, exclaiming
"O wont he be angry though for a few
minutes! But, he's a noble soul, and in half
an hour afterward, will be willing and happy
to forgive and forget; but he shan't forget as
long as I have a tongue. Oh, won't I hector
him? But, Mr. Dodge, hadn't we better
have the driver to hurry ? For the Captain
will return immedialy on the recept of your
note, I know he will; for oh, sir, we are very
fond of each other; indeed we are !"
Dodge ordered the driver to increase his
speed, and if he should discover a steamer com
ing up the river, to immediately inform them.
"Dar's one comen now, Massa," immediat
ely replied the driver.
'What's her name ?' inquired Dodge.
"I reckon Massa's from de norf. Don't
know nigger can't read," rejoined the laughing
prince of darkness.
Dodge and his fair companion, immediate
ly took a view of the distant steamer from the
window of the coach, and soon satisfied them
selves beyond a doubt that she was none other
than the identical B S- .
'Whar does Massa want nigga drive to
now ?' inquired the wonder-striken, but respectful-driver.
"lo JNatchez under the hill.,' replied Dodge,
"and govern yourself according to the speed
of yonder steamer, as we wish to board her."
As the bow-line was thrown ashore, Dod
ge and the pseudo widow alighted- from the
carriage, and walked slowly toward the boat
Ihe Uaptam, overcome with loy at the
sight of his young and beautiful bride,
sprung from the traffrail and soon had her
clasped in his arms, and after a hug and kiss
and a few words in private, he turned round to
Dodge, who stood looking on, convinced
he had no right to enjoy the scene, and ex
claimed ; ' - . -' ' -.
"My dear fellow, this is happiness, and no
mistake, but I'll own up, that I've been sold ;
and that you're too many for me altogether!
and now sir, if you'll promise me that you'll
never relate the acts of this case, south of
Mason fe Dixon's line, you shall receive a
ticket which shall entitle yon to a cabin pas
sage on my boat from the present time, to the
fall of 1895."
. "I am much obliged lo you, Captain, for
the offer," replies Dodge, "but should prefer
oottoaecept it; as jokes paid for, are not
as a general thing, so long remembered, or so ,
well enjoyed, as those founded on affection for
the bidders."
'Hit again, by the great father of rivers,"
exclaimed the Captain, 'but I'm now behind
the time, and must hurry off; so God bless
you my Hpar fellow, but jonLamidhexcjt
ing scenes of concertizing, ever forget Cap.
of the steamer B- S , or your
elopement of another man's wife."
. On his arrival at New Orleans, the vocalist
found a letter in the Post-Office, containing,
together with the good wishes of the Captain
and wife, an elaboi ately finished, and massive
gold ring, on which was engraven the Cap
tain's name and residence, and underneath, in
fine lettering, the simle, but expressive word
He showed us the ring.and amid the shouts
of the fraternity, exclaimed
"Boys, I have preserved the ring, with
great care and attention for a wedding gift,
but havn't as yet found, the first woman who
had the courage to otter herself, and it s all
nonsense for me to mention the subject, for
they'd insist upon it, "Old Dodge was coming
another of his jokes.
Sew Hampshire Const itiitiomU
This body have abolished the religious test
under the old constitution a person must
be of the Protestant religion to hold office.
They have abolished the property qualification
in order to hold office. They have decided
that the Legislature shall meet but once in
two years. They have refused to divide the
State into districts for Representatives, but
give every town with 150 polls the right to
elect one. The Senate is to consist of 36
members, and the State divided into districts
for their election. They have given the Leg
islature power lo anthorize trials by a Jury
of six men, when the matter iu dispute does
not exceed a certain sum (not determined,
and also by courts of conciliation when the
amounts does not exceed a certain other sum
(to bo determined.) That courts shall try
question of fact when the title to land is not
involved, and when the amount does not ex
ceed a certain sum (to be named,) the Jury
shall be final judges of the law as well as
Arrest or imprison for debt, except in cases
of fraudulent concealment of property, or
when the debtor is about to leave the State, is
Fellow-citizens of the Senate,
and of the Souse of Representatives:
Called by the voice of the people to the
Chief Magistracy of this State, I now appear
before you, in obedience to long established
usage, to take the oath of office reauired bv
the Constitution, and to declare the course of
policy by which I design to be controlled in
my official relations.
In the first place, however, I will avail my
self of this occasion to express to you, as the
representatives of our common constituents,
my humble gratitude for the high ond honor
able distinction conferred, and 'he confidence
reposed in me, properly to discharge the du
ties of the office.
Occupying this high place, which, from the
nature of our institutions, can be enjoyed by
but few, I am, I trust, fullv sensible that it has
not been conferred to gratify any selfish vani
ty, nor to enable me to indulge in any person
al ambition, but in order that its duties may
be so discharged as lo promote the public
wellare, and that any influence arising from it
may be directed for the benefit of .the entire
As 1 have ever considered the confidence
and approbation of the people, when they vol
untarily spring from the acts of a public ser
vant, and are unsought by servility, to be the
most acceptable reward a public servant can
attain, I shall endeavor to discharge the du
ties of this new position with frankness, and
with a strict regard to justice, in my official re
lations with all ; and cannot but hope that the
many imperfections of my administration, and
the unintentional errors into which I may be
led, from a want of judgment fir experience,
will be viewed with same forbearance, treated
with the same candor, and excused by the
same friendship, I have so often reveived in
other responsible relations to the community,
from the people of this State.
By the Constitution of Ohio, the Governo
is, for wise purposes no doubt, limited as tr
any extensive patronage.
His powers are clearly defined by that in
strument, and they are but few. He is, nev
ertheless, the representative of more than two
millions of people, whose foundations of gov
ernment are deeply laid in their patriotism and
affections. Having advanced with rapid strides
our State is now flourishing in agricultural,
commercial, aud mechanical prosperity; her
common schools, and other institutions of
learning her asylums for the unfortunate-
her extensive public improvements, both by
State and private enterprise, are favorites with
a large majority ot her people. The latter
have opened new channels of intercommuni
cation between distant sections, affording an
easy, cheap, and speedy transit for our sur
plus products lo an eastern and southern mar
ket; and all these objects should receive the
fostering care of the government, and never
be affected by illiberal or hostile legislation.
Under these surrounding circumstances of
prosperity, I feel more than an ordinary diffi
dence, that even the limited functions of the
office will not be exercised with that wisdom
which may be best calculated to promote the
farther advancement and elevation "of - the
State, in that which may contribute to her
best interests and most permanent welfare.
shall, however, with an honest, but with a
fearless independence, strive not to fall be
hind, but to keep pace with the spirit of pro
gress of this enlightened age in which we live
according to the best ' lights I am able to ob
tain. ' . :' ' ;". ' ' '
Nor should any public functionary, nor the
people themsslves, in the performance of their
various obligations, become insensible to a
high constitutional duty which they owe to
the government of the Union, and to other
members of the confederacy, where there are
also, institutions to maintain and interests to
protect. . " ,
By a strict regard to this duty, all are safe,
without it the most fearlul anticipations of evil
arise. " ' .
The fourth section of the second article of
the constitution of Ohio provides, that the Gov
ernor "shall, trom time to time, give to tne
General Assembly information of the state of
the government, and recommend lo their con
sideration such measures as he shall deem ex-
My predecessor, in his annual message, has
performed these duties. His position has iif-
forded him Ihe opportunity of knowing the po-
litical and financial condition of the govern
ment; the moral condition, the necessities and
wants of the people. " - - -
i shall add but liltre-to-Tris--jggestions on
this occasion ; and should any thing important
hereafter occur to me, during your session, it
will be made the subject of a special commun
ication. It has been the remark of age, wisdom, and
experience, more extensive than mine, that the
assembling of the representatives of the peo
ple in their legislative capacity, to consult for
the welfare, and to devise the means necessa
ry to advance the security, the happiness and
prosperity of those whom they represent, is, at
all times, interesting and important in the po
litical historv of every State. The office of
representrlive is one of dignity and responsi
bility. It is upon the wisdom and integrity
with which its obligations are performed, that
the quiet and security, the happiness and pros
perity of an entire community, very essential-It-
depend. Nor is it merely as a legislator,
in his official character, that the representa
tive of the people may be heard and felt, for
good or for evil, throughout the length and
breadth of the State. Such is the dignity of
the office that it carries with it an influence
that may pervade every rank of society, and
improve or corrupt the moral, social, and re
religious character of an entire community.
Example is contagious, and it is all impor
tant that those who have been selected for
their intelligence, their wisdom and moral
worth, should not, as I am certain they will
not disappoint the public expectation, but sat
isfy it, by an honest, honorable and industrious
discharge of every legislative, moral or civil
In republican or representative forms of
government freedom of opinion is tolerated.
Free investigation and free discussion are es
sentially neccessary to form correct conclusions
of the propriety or impropriety of any impor
tant measures. Entire unanimit' is but sel
dom attained; and perhaps it is not best that
it should be. As individuals will travel dif
ferent roads, starting from the same place to
reach the same point, they will pursue differ
ent modes to effect the same result, in most
human affairs.
If parties are thus formed, scrutiny follows;
and the ado-.ti m of those measures which
will not sun 1 the test of experience and in
vestigation, are usually prevented. If not,',
they react upon, and diminish the strength of,
that party that brought, them into practical
operation, and sometimes effectually overthrow;
it The masses of the people being honest,,
there is, and there should be, no party obliga-.,
tion not readily yielded to ., the vhigh'ersan
more paramount duty every one owes to bin,
country. " "... ...'
-But, notwithstanding party exists, and three
distinct organizations are found in our Stale,,
and in each branch of the, General Assembly,'
it is not perceived that any difficluty need oe-,
cur iu the early dispatch of the public business,
and which economy and duty both require aa
the best service to our constituents, if there is
an honest determination to pursue an elevated,
and an honorable course towards each other;
to investigate with candor to cultivate
spirit of conciliation and charity towards those
who ditler with us in sentiment yielding;
proper respect to the opinions and motives of
all, but above every other consideration, keep-'
ing the character and dignity of the State di-j
rectly in view, and with a firm determination,
that neither its interests nor its character shall
be impaired by any unwise or selfish adher
ence to the disipline of .party organization,".
.Permit me, on . this occasion, to. suggest tf
you the propriety, at this time, of jdispeBsinjj
with general and multifarious subjects of leg
islation of a permanent character. .,
The ordinary appropriations which are nee?
essary to continue, the operations of the gov
ernment another year, with such measure at
may be deemed important to keep inviolate
the public faith, and to protect and to pre
serve the public credit, with such action as it
required to prescribe the times of holding the
judicial courts, are believed to .be the most im
portant of temporary measures.. -. ,
I would particularly recommend that your
early attention should be directed to the Court
Bill. "Great inconveniencies have arisenex
penses have accrued, and greviour defers of
justice resulted to suitors, from the late peri
od ot the passage ot the act, aud. the want of
information of its provisions, in the" distant
counties of the State, in time to ' prepare .for
the disposal of, the public business in pursu
ance of its requisitions. ., . J ,v, '
The reason for the suggestion, that 'most
objects of permanent general legislation should
at this session, be dispensed with, is the fac
that the Constitutional Convention is ndw: sit
ting iu a neighboring city ; and "from thei acr
knowledged wisdom and experience to be
found in that body, it is believed, in the course
of a few months, a new Constitution, worthy .
of their acceptance, will be submitted to tlie
people for adoption, receive their approbation
and become the organic law ofthe State. If
so, an entire revision of the most of our. putv
lie statutes may be necessary, another'jeaf;
with many new enactments," to carry out the
requirements of the new Constitution. ' " -
It is believed, no substantial evils can re
sult from pursuing the course suggested
while much useless labor may be. saved ; the
treasury relieved from heavy additional bur
thens, and the representatives of the people
enabled, at an early day,' to return to their
constituents and their homes.." ," : "tl ' ;"
Tbe fifth section of the same articlft ofthe
constitution confers oh the Executive the au
thority "to grant reprieves and pardons, after
conviction, except in cases of impeachment,
. This power so necessary to be vested some
where, in every complete system of govern
ment, it must be admitted, is extremely liable
to abuse. This may arise by withholding the
exercise, of' this power, as well as by its too
trequent application. JNo debinite rules of
action can be established, by which to guide
tne discretion of the Executive, it tenaciously
adhered to, without the certainty of occasion
al public injury, or private injustice.' Every
application for pardon, or reprieve, must rest
in the exercise of sound discretion, and de
pend upon its own merits, and. its, own indi
vidual circumstances. " - iy i
The certainty, rather than the severity, jof
punishment is conceded as the better' course
to secure the observance of those rules whicfc
every government must adopt for the security
of itself and its citizens against the lawless vi
olence of the licentious and profligate. The
penal code of this State inflicts no cruel nor
unusual punishments. It is, ju the main, as
mild in its penalties for guilt as the law' of any
civilized country, and our modes of trial are
as well calculated to secure and protect inno
cence, as could well be devised, with' any -regard
to public justice: : : . : 4i .
It always appeared to me, therefore, before
the law should ce interrupted m -u couri.
the Governor should be well satisfied -of ihe
illegality or injustice of the sentence which it
had pronounced ; that the example which had
been set, and the reformation of the offender,
had fully satisfied the claims of public justice";
or that extraordinary circumstances had arisen
subsequent to the conviction, which rendered
it inhuman and unchristian that punishment
should be longer continued. . o
I am of the opinion, that the pardoning
power was designed to reach very few, if any
other cases, than those enumerated; that tt
should be but sparingly used, and that tba
Executive should not forget while he sees and
hears of the sorrows of others, that the safety
and security of society depend, very essential
ly, on a rigid, impartial and energetic- admia- .
istration of penal laws. . . 's-,a
The 7th section of. the same article enacts,
that the Governor "may require information Uf
writinn, from the officers in the executive der
partment, ; upon any subject relating to th
duties of their respective offices, and. ehsll
take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
This provision was designed, L$onjlud,,to
authorize the Governor to examino and advise
in relation to the transaction of business, in
the other executive departments f. .the gp
ernmcnt; a power which may be essentiali to
the knowledge required to enable the Execu
tive, in his annual message, at the commence
ment ofthe sessions of the General Assembly
or from time to time, to give that body infor
mation of the state of the government and
that a supervisory influence may be exerted,
calculated to effect the punctual andaithful
discharge of official obligations. - '
In the performance of this imperative duty
I shall invite the most frank and friendly com
munication with the subordinate, executive
departments, and shall doubtless, more fre
quently, be under the necessity of asking ad
vice in my own department, than imparting it
in theirs: and shall strive to maintain the most
friendly and confidential relations, so essential
to the public interest, in the discharge of du
ties connected by official intercourse. ". ' ;"
1 There is one subject of general legislation, in
j addition to those before enumerated, how
ever, to which I would invite your particular -attention.
I do so, with great respect forjlh

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