FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, APRIL 5, S51.J
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FREMONT FREEMAN ; "
JOB PBINTIXO OFFICE!
We are now prepared to execute to ordf f. in a
Meat and expeditious manner, and upon the fairest
terms; atimst all deseriptions of '
. Bcsisrw Cards,
Ciacotias, ? - "
HtsnaiLU. , ,
Show lilt ls, -
BlLI. HasDt, ; riS
Bii.it ot Uutno,
CmiTiricATU, ; ;i
DAFT,- . .1.,. ' '"
Bills, - - ."
Bask CnrcKtv J - .
Law Casks. - 'r
We iviiold sav to those of our friends who are in
want of snch work, you need not jro abroad loeet
it done, m i en it can he do:ie just as eood at home.
. . I. O. O. F. .
CttoeuAif Lodok, Vo. 77, meets at the Odd Fel
lows' Hall, in Bockland's" Brick Building, erery
Saturday eeening. ' "' -"'
. PEASE A: ROBERTS,
. AvrcivRir -- - ? A
Copper, Tin, nnd Slieot-iron Ware,
r 1KD DKALKRI lit .. " , " . ,
StwTWcoVHites'i Shrep-pelts, Rags,
Old Copper Old Stoves, kc&c: -also,
all sobts or cescisk takkeb kotioks
Pease's Bricfc Blocfc, No. 1.
FEEMOST. OHIO. ; ' ' 32
STEPIIEX BUCKIiAXB & CO.
y ..- "i dealers IS" :.'.."--. - - y
Drngs, Mediciaes, Faints," fcye-Stuflrs,
. :: FREMONT, OHIO. ---i.
, EDWARD F. DiCKIXsSOX, . '
- .-..--i. FREMONT, OHIO. , -
Office One door sooth of hi B.: Taylor't store, np
. slair. ... An. 3 1. 1850. .
J BALrH P. BCCKLASDS
r AttorneT Counsellor at Iiaw,
s And Solicitor in Chancery, will attend le rrofess
sunal business in Sandusky and ftdjoiuins; counties.
Office Secoud story of Bueklsnd's Block. ,t ....
I-FREMONT, OHIO.- -
' J. 1.. Gmtrmc.' - War. AsufiSCicT.
e GREEXITIs' AXAESLEY,
Attorneys at l-aw & Solicitors in Chancery,
Will (riee their BtitKTided atteotioB to profession
el business minuted tc their care in Sandusky and
atdjnumins; counties.; .- . . 5 -
... Office In the eeeond- alory of Buckland'e Block.
s':-j. v . r FREMONT, OH 10 ' -
' CHESTER EDGERTOXt
' Attorney and Counsellor at Iiaw,
And Snliciiorin Chaucen1, will carefully attend
6 all profeesional business left-in- his charge. Ht
itl atse -attend to tue collection of clsinis die, in
Ai and adjoininff .connlies. . . s.'.:
Office Seeond alory Bocklond's Block, , .
. r - FRKMOMT. OHIO. .. 1
It. J. BABTLETT, "
' Attorney and Connsellor at Law,
r','. WiH give his umlivMled 'attention tn urofessional
business in Sandusky and the adjmning counties. -'
Office Oeer Oppenbeimer'a Store. . -
' - . FREMONT, OHIO. ' 1
r IiA t. BAWSOSt
.. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
is Office North side of the Turnpike, .nearly oppo
iie the Post Office. '
; A- -r.- FREMONT, OHIO " 14
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Respectfully tenders his professional services to
Ihe eitiiens of I remont and sicinity. -.
Office One door nofth of E. N. Cook's Store.
. ; IB. CHA3IBEBIiI3r,r V
Botanic Physician, ; - - . s
.-T ESPECTFU1.LY annonneea to the citixeoe of
XVFrrmonl and sirumy. that he hs relumed snd
permanently located ill this place, and will he ready
to attend to all who may wish his professional ser
vices. Resideuce at the Methodist Parsonage.'
- OfflceTwo doors eonih of Pease & Roberts'
Tilt Shop.- . - November 9, 150 ty
; PORTAGE COUNT Yr
;r Kutaal Fire Insurance Company..
- Bt P. BUCKLiAKD, Agents
i; FREMONT, OHIO. ; . ;
... - POST OFFICE HOIBS
. The regular Post Office hours, until further no
tice will be as follows: . ' -,'.
From7to 13 A. M. end from I to 8 P . M .
' Seadays from 8 to 9 AM, and from 4 tor 5 P M,
- r - . W. M. STARK. P. M.
A. Fs & TAXDERCOOK:
- MERCHANTS AND DEALERS I
In all kinds of Produce;
'; " " At the Old Stand '-'"
!ormerly occupied by Dickenson oc y.Doren.
December f 5. 1849. ' ; , " ' " ' " ' '
f r SOCIAL H ALL. ',
T1HE subscriber is prepared to furnisTi Social
X Mali, m Dockland's Brirts BrocK, Tor -
CotilloB Parties, Series, Lectures, Sic,
aa reasonable terms: and also refreshments,
ia the best styls on the hertest-notieet
.... - J. F. R. SEEKING.
Fremont, August 3, 1850.
JALLISTER'SAll Healing Ointment, Deans
Chemical flsster, make's Hitter, etc., at
CLARK & KllIDLER,
T) ESPECTFULLY annoarrce to the citizens of
XV Fremont and vicinity, that they have .
k..; 1'.. . , Removed tbeir Shop,
One door ATortlt of A.F.. Vandereool't Store,
in the room recently occupied byO. H. Fusselmsn,
as a Tin Shop, where they intend carrying on th
above business in all ita various branches. .
One of the partners lias been east and purchased
a stock of Cloths, Casstmeres,- Testings, and
some Ready-made Clothing, and also, all sorts
of Trimmings, and are -now prepared to furnish
material and moke Dp work to order on the shortest
notice, and most reasonable terms, and w absahtku
to sivc cATisricTioir. We also intend to keep
coustautly on hand. Ready-made Clothing r -
Of our own manufacturing,
which we will sell 83 van tow for Cash. "
The poblio are iuvited to call and exemine our
stock before purchasing elsewhere, as we think that
we can suit thsm in most any article in our line, J
ant on as reasonable terms as the same article can
be had in town, for we are bound to
.-'"i- SJafl fit jt eu au eieeeeary? ' " I
We would but here forth benefit of oor Country
friends who m-ish Cutting done.' thnt we are pre
pared to fnrnish (hem with Trimmings as reasona
bl as thev can be had anv where else All Culling
done here, tvaranted to fit, if properly made tip.
Also A penis for Williams' Reports ot 1 ashinns.
Fremont. Nov. It,4c50. . . 34 -'
New Arrangement I
' PRICES REDUCED! . ',;
RESPECTFULLY announces to the citizeus of
Fremont, and vicinity Hint he has taken the
old and well known stand of H. R. Foster, where
he will be happy tn supply the old customers and
politic generally with any article in h line. '
Keeps CunsiHiillv on Hand end m jutacinret to
order of the best material evcrv variej.'of
Saddles, Harness, Tr nks,
Valises, Rridlcc, jllartingals, AcAc.
Carnage Trimming done ou Die shortest notice.
. . - : All woric warranted.
Fremont, Nov. 1st, 1650. . , 34
NEW GROCERY AND SALOOH:
. : . . JUST OPENED IN .- - - --
Bnckland'i New Brick linildlng!
.1 J. F. R. SEBRIS'C) --JL--M.
RESPECTFULLY informs his Old
:::'''J Customers and the Public generally, j
that he has again gone into the Gro-lfSfflHl
' it i 'k err Rusiness. snd hss now onened ''i;.! "i-l
7- OMK OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE
Stocks; of Groceries!
eT?r bruBffhl to this market, wiih especiaf'reference
to op ply the wuts or the citizens of Sandusky and
adjomUtg eouiUieit. ... , k
This stock eonsist in part or
Sugars. Coffee, Tens,
. Spices. Pepper, J Raisins,
lobacco. l ben-ars, dec., xc
together Willi eomplele ii$ lree &sssortineiit or
C ANDI ES, .
(he best ever opened it Fremont, ihe nssertlon of
ltoeu-s" oealvra in this article to tue couirary noi-
NUTS. FRUITS AND rflESERVES.
of the rarest kinds, will be -be found at my store.
Lemonade, SIcad, Cronk and Beer,
can be had 61 a moment's notice.
Fresli Baked Bread, Cake, Pics,
and Biscuit alwsys kept on haud. Families wish-
ins; to tie supplied wun lire ad ean at an limes oe
accommodated with a superior article and on the
moat liberal terms. - . ,
his paper, toennmerate the sixth part of the articles
kept bv me, andean only ask that a discriminating-
.... Ut;"....n ;. ma nl U,,A Bnrl trlrrj. C.r lhM,n.
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selves. feeliiieastiKfied that I can render entire aat-
isfHdion to all both as to prices and quality.
t remoni, June 10, -ou.
CAN FIELD & M ITCHELL,
... WHOLESALE ABD RETAIL DEALERS IN ;
, HARDWARE, SAILS AXD IR0X,
PAKTS, OILS, VARNISH & BRUSHES.
tamps, Krlttnnia nnd Jappsned Ware;
UOPES AND CORDAGE;
' Guns & Pistols, Powder & Sbot. ,
' STOVES AND PIPE;
MAXrFACTtJBERS OF ' '
-Tin and Copper AVar, at the sign of the Pndlock
snd Stove, in ilie Store formerly occupied by F.. N .
Coak, opposite the Bank. ; : ... -Frenioul,
Dec, 23, lc-50.
FREMONT HOUSE; ,
: AND GENERAL : P . ;
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, O.
MR. KESSLER, announces to the Traveline
Public that he has relumed to the above well
known stand and ia uow prepared to accommodate
in the best manner, all ,. who may Tavor nun with
their pntronnge. -
No etforts wiM be spsred to promote the comfort
and convenience of !,nest. ; . .
ILT Good Stabliko und careful Ostlxks in at
Fremont, November 24, 1849 3G
Dtt R. S. RICE.
Continues the practice of Medicine in Fremont
and adjacent country.. -
OEFicBj.ns formerly, on iron; street, eppo-
site Deal's new building. - . -
Fremonl, Nov. 23, 1850. 37
- GIDEON HATCH, Tailor;
WOULD inform his friends and the public, that
he has takeu Toomeat Ballville, where he
intends carrvin en Ihe above business, in all its
branches, and hopes br punctunl atfeutiou and
lonr experience in his trade to merit and receive a
share of patronage. -
Tt. B. Cutting of rarments of every description,
attended to in- Ihe most fashionable style, and war
ranted to fit. .
Also, he is Apent for Pavis' Pa in Killer
a fresh tupplv just received nnd forsnle. hv
Ballville, July 13, 185018
FASHION ABLE TAILORIXG.
OCX.D respectfully annonnce that he haa
Removed bis Shop, one door
Sooth of Leppelman-s Jewelry Shop,
opposite Head Quarter, -where he will be happy
to wait on his old customers and all who need any
thine in his line.
If yon want yon- garment made np RIGHT,
and after the Latest Fashion you must cuH on
MAXWELL. . .
- N. B.' Particular attention paid to cutting, and
warranted to nt trproperlv mane up-. -.
Frenient, April 28, 1849. . - -,
' , W00DVILLE, OHIO: ;
' i IT- ' ' .
BE'JAWI MEEKER. 8
J) o 1 1 r a
The following by Ihe gifted Alice Caiiey,
is as simplu and lovenble ns a ray ot liglit :
4 "'' " '"v.; ilalie. .: : ;A
The crimson on the maple trees . , .
Is lighted by tha moon's soft e'ow! "
'; ' On nights like lliis, nnd thiiica like these, '
v Brinff back a dream of lonir ago; - .
For on on eve as swset sb Oiis .y
UHn Ihi8bank beneath this tree
". My lips, love's itnpassioued kiss, . 'i
Met those of Ululie. ' ' '
Softly as now the dewdrops burned -
In the flushed bosoms of the flowers,
. Backward almost seems time to have turned '
' The golden axis of the hours, - '
Till, sold aa ocean's beaten serf.
Beneath these trailing boughs, I tee - , .
The white cross and the faded turf
' . Above lost Ulalie. '
ill i s r. c 1 1 a n e o n 3 .
THE TRAPPER'S DAUGHTER.
, A WESTERN SKETCH.
BT DR. J . II. ROBINSON.
About two vears ago, I found myself at St
Louis, on my way to Fort Laramie, and the
wild regions of the West - I wns influenced
in my movements, partly by an innate love of
gain ; I was also the bearer of Government
despatches of some importance. .
After completing roy oulht at at Louis, 1
resolved to employ two voyageurs, and go ns
far as Council Bluffs, in a canoe, whence,
having procured a horse from some friendly
Indians, 1 would make the best of rav way
to the North Fork of the Platte River.
. Having decided upon this course, I began
to look about for the proper person to assist
me in carrying out my plans. Voysgeurs
were plenty, but most of them were drunken,
rollicking fellows, not fit to be trusted : and
even those of this character would not engage
themselves while they had a cent of money
to make merry with. After considerable de
lay, and a great deal of bargaining, two indi
viduals ware engaged.. To describe them
would be a work of some difficulty, and I
shall condense what I have to say of them as
much as possible. ..
" Vanburton was as ugly a compound of
French and Indian blood, as could be found
between St. Louis and the Rocky mountains.
He was short in stature, and remarkably mus
cular. His face was covered with a dirty
beard of some months' growth, and it was a
subject of some curiosity to me to know how
he could- insinuate his food through such a
forest of hair.
; But I was soon convinced that lie experi
enced no difficulty in finding his mouth, es
pecially when whiskey was to be disposed o
His dress consisted of a leathern hunting shirt
and deerskin breeches. He never conversed.
but answered all questions by a series of
grunts, far from musical.
His worthy companion differed from him
quite materially in person. He was taller and
more symmetrical, but no less ugly in feature.
I never heard him railed by any other name
than "Nick," which cognomen appeared to an
swer his purpose just as well ns a longer one.
He belonged to no particular race of men, but
seemed a mixture of all; and among what peo
ple he will be classed, when all the tribes and
kindred of the earth shall be gathered 'togeth
er for a tiiial adjustment of human affairs, is a
subject which puzzles me not a little. Per
haps he will "turn up" a Mexican ; perhaps a
French Canadian ; perhaps an Indian ; possi
bly a negro, but it's my humble opinion that
he will find his relations among all these varie
ties of men. . - I
Niek wa3 not much more talkative than Van
burton, and loved vhishey quite as well.
Everything being in readiness, I left i?L
Louis with, my two voyageurs, but not greatly
prepossessed in favor of either. I soon dis
covered, not much to my satisfaction, that
Vanburton kept his eyes upon a small keg of
brandy which I had taken with me; and that
Nick had fallen in love with my excellent ri
fle ; in short, both parties regarded my supe
rior outfit with envious eyes. My silver-mounted
"revolvers," with their elaborate work
manship and cast steel barrels, were obvious
ly, in their estimation, objects to be coveted.
I reached Westport without accident. When
I had passed it fairly, and found myself get
ting into the Indian country, the voyageurs
began to talk lit . an unintelligible jargon.
Their usual apathy nnd indifference disappear
ed, in a measure, and their gestures and con
versation if conversation it could be called
grew quite animated, and at intervals even
tierce. While I affected to be wholly indiffer
ent to this sudden change of manner, 1 was
watching them with a jealous eye.
It was about noon, and the second day
from Westport. We were skimming lightly
along the surface of the waters, near the right
bank of the river. The tali trees which grew
luxuriantly upon the margin, were mirrored
in the dark depths beneath.-. Whether the
sombre shadows reflected upon our way, to
gether with the solemn stillness of everything
about us, affected my spirits, I am not able to
determine; but certain it is that I felt my
heart sink within me. Sensations of the most
gloomy and ominous character took possession
of my faculties. It has been affirmed that
when one is near death, a cold, unearthly, nnd
benrt-sickening shudder passes over the entire
system; now wether this be the fact, ore other
wise, it is not for me that I did not experience
a sensation analagous to what I have described.
I struggled manfully to banish my melancholy
presentments. I attempted to converse with
Nick, but he was silent and moody, while his
countenance grew more sinister and forbidding.
"I think we had better ao ashore, said Van
burton, in exceedingly bad French, addressing
himself to me. -
I understood perfectly, but the thought oc
curred to me on the instant, that it would be
better for me to affect to be entirely ignorant of
that language; I accordingly shook my head,
and made no answer.
'Would Monsieur like venison for his din
ner V he asked after a short interval in the
I shook my head as betore, and made no re
ply. This seemed to convince him that I knew
nothing of French, and in that language he and
his companion commenced a conversation
which I never shall forget, should I live to the
venerable at;e of the oldest patriarch. Each
vied with the other in the enormity of his re
hearsals. ' They told of frauds, rapine and
murder, which they had committed nt differnt
times upon trappers, ad ventures, white settlers
and Indians, i Plunder, nnd an ordinate love
of the excitement of crime, were the motives
that had urred them on their infamous carreer.
After they had proceeded awhile in this
strain, they changed the subject omewbat.and
deliberately and diabolically planned my own
destruction. They even made - a division of
my effects,and settled all to their mutual satis
faction. " . -,.. - .-.' ...
My emotions during this lime T feel it would
be useless to attempt to describe. Ilorror.in
dignation, dread, were the unwelcome visitans
of my soul. ' , ' '
" When these preliminaries had been satisfac
torily settled, Vanburton went on as follows.
I shall not give his exact words, but merely
the substance af them. . -
'But this is not all,' he added. 'I have
other business to attend to at soon as this is
despatched, and I shall' want your help.
Th ere is n Pawnee village near Conncil Bluffs.
A white trapper lives there with his family.
That white trapper married a French woman
wbo, in her younger days, was very pretty.
Well, to be brief about the matter they have
a daughter about seventeen years of age, as
handsome a creature as I ever saw, and I
have seen' many of that sex in my time.
'In my travels among the numerous Indian
tribes, I have seen good looking squaws and
half-breeds, but none of them would compare
with the trapper's daughter.
'Her complexion is clear and beautiful, and
such eyes you never saw in a human head ;
for they are full oflife and fire, and all that
you could expect to find in the eye ot woman.
Her, hair continued the nitr.nn, though in Ian- j
guage much less refined, 'which she allows to
fall loosc.reachcs to h r fcr.eer.and is black than
anything you can conceive of. '
'When she sports on the prairies, it floats
out like dark streamers., - Her figure I wont
speak about,, because - I haven't the . power
to describe it as it is. - She's neither too large
nor too small, and it's impossible to say where
there should, or could be, any improvement
in her person, - -
Her father's name is Willet, and her name
is Janet; the Indians call her the 'West Wind,
because she is gentlelike and sweet in temper.
I like this Janet, and I'm ' resolved to make
her mistress of my lodge.
'But does the gnl like yon ?' asked Nick,
with a significent wink of the eye. j- : .
There's the rub; there was never one per
son disliked another more than that girl dis
likes me. And it is just so with the whole
family. - The old man looks upon me with sus
picion ; and his wife shudders whenever I cross
her path, or look at Janet But that makes no
difference; it's neither here nor there. My
mind's made up Janet goes into my lodge,
wherever it may be, as its lawful mistress,
willing or unwilling.' .
"How can that be ? growled Nick, with a
'How can it be? why, I shall - watch my
chance and carry her away. - Am I a child,
to give up in despair, or to sit down and cry ?'
'You forget that her father is a trapper.and
can follow a trail as well as any man between
here and the Rocky Mountains," replied Nick.
'I care nothing about that : a rifle ball will
settle his account, and send him on a longer
trail than ever he went on yet'
Then there's his wife, a regular Frenchwo
man: she" stir up all the Indians on the prai
ries to hunt you up. -
'Let her do it; I'll settle her accounts also
All I want is the girl; I care nothing for
having a father-in-law, or a mother-iu-law ; I
want a wife, or whatever you please to coll her
Dont you see what I'm driving at?' .
'Yes, I see plain enough, and it my opin
ion a precious wife you'll have. Will she care
anything about you? No! Will she rear
your lodge when you move from place to
place? No! " Will she gather sticks to make
ihe fire? No! Will siie cook flesh, for you to
eat? No! But I'll tell you what she'll do;
the gal will sit down and cry, till she pines
herself lo death. That will be the sum of the
whole affair." ','"'.
Well, let it be so. What care I? She
will please me for a time, then I can leave
her as I have others.' -
'No need that you should leave her: she'll
be off fast enough, give her a chance. Such
delicate birds? don't like to mate with such
rough chaps as we are. But have your own
way, and live the longer. There'll be some
fine sport, no doubt, and I'm your man. I'll
lend a hand at the business, and when it comes
right you shall do the fair thing by me."
'God! we shall get on very well together.
Now for this mighty fine gentleman! Let us
"O ashore and dispose of him. e will build
a fire, and leave him to tend it, while we go
away on the pretence of shooting a deer for
dinner. When a short distance from him we
will turn about, and you know the rest;
the first fire will fix him.' . .
To all this I, of course, was an interested
listener. As it was really time to hind and
cook dinner.I could make no reasonable objec
tions without exciting suspicion ; so I gently
submitted. , .
The "birch" was hauled up, and the fire
built as agreed upon.
.During the time, J busied myseif in putting
my revolvers nnd ritle in hrst rate order. -
When the fire sent out a cheerful ; blaze,
Vanburton turned to mo and said, in English :
'.Nick and I are going out to bung in a deer
you are 'tired and can stay here and take
some rest' '
There was a diabolical lear upon his face
while he spoke, and Nick affected to comply
with some reluctance.
I summoned up all my resolution, and said,
inas calm and indifferent a tone as possible:
Yes, I am tired ; butt am tired only of
sitting in the 'birch.' I need exercise. I
will go forth and hunt with you, nnd Wick
may remain behind. Come ! I am all ready,
Nick, keep the fire bright and blazing till we
get!back. Vanburton. you may lead the way.'
I shouldered my rine with all the noncha
lance I could muster) and stood prepared to
s-. . . . ..
1 he countenance of the two scoundrels tell.
Their disappointment was but too evident to
me, but there was no attempt at remonstrance.
Vanburton moved slowly away, and I follow
ed, leaving Nick standing by tho blazing logs.
'I think we had better separate, said Van
burton, after we had walked some distance in
I think it will be best,' I replied. "You
are a better hunter than I, and my . presence
will but frighten the frame. You may go
that way, and will go this.'
Again he look disappointed. "Let's see
you start," he said, with an attempt to smile,
I knew well why he wished to see me
start,' and resolved not to turn my back upon
him at all, for reasons which the reader may
'You seem to make nil the delay possible,'
I said, sternly. 'We shall never reach Coun
cil Bluffs, if you go on at this rate. Come ! be
off, and do not heed me, and I will reward
rou well for your alacrity.'
The ruffian smiled grimly, moved away, and
was soon out of sight. " -
What was I now, to do? ' Should I return
to the 'birch,' drag it into the water, cross
the river, and then destroy it? or should I
make the best of my way towards Council
Bluffs, or the nearest tribe of Indians without
any delay ?
After some . hesitation I decided on the
former course, and hurried towards the river
as fast as I was able. I aeon reached the
spot where the canoe was hauled np, and drew
ii silently into the water.
My feelings during the period , that I was
within rifle distance of the shore, I will not
attempt to . describe, but leave the subject
altogether to imagination of the sensible reader.
The perspiration rolled from my forehead
in great drops, and I respired like a person
who has been running violently, when I spepp
ed upon th opposite bank. .
Taking from tho 'birch' what articles I
should need and conveniently carry, I scutt
led it, and saw it sink before I turned away;
then I struck into the woods, nnd walked from
the vicinity like one who has life at stake. :
I determined to seek the , rawnee village.
and warn Janet of her danger; accordingly I
pushed forward with my thoughts full of the
trappers daughter, and thankful for . my es
cape from the power f villians..
To tell the truth, the rude description winch
Vanburton had civen, filled me with curiosity
to see such a prodigy of beauty in the wild
erness. - - V.
Whether I travelled onward, or whether I
stopped to take a hurried repast, or snatch
a moment s rest, my mind was lull ot Janet;
and my sole anxiety was to reach the Pawnee
village before the voyageurs, in order to baffle
their infamous purpose. ' ... -
The following day I unfortunately fell in
with a Pawnee brave, who willingly under
took to guide -me to the encampment of his
Arrived there, it was easy to find the lodge
of old Willet, the trapper. - ',. . -
'I am the bearer of government papers to
Fort Laramie,' I said, 'and have called to re
ceive vour hospitality for a day or two.
I eive you a trapper's welcome," he replied
'and though it be not polished, ilia neverthe
less true and hearty. . ,This is my. wife, and
yonder you see my daughter.
My eves instantly turned in the direction
indicated, and rested upon a young creature
of such exquisite beauty that 1 was dumb
with suprise, Her features were!ndeed beauti
ful and her figure divine.
The hair was as redundant, as dark, end as
long as Vanburton had represented it Her
eyes were lighted np with stipernatunal bright
ness. She approached us.and her motions were
characterized with that peculiar ease and
sracefulness which nature alone can tench.
'Thank Heaven that I have - hastened
hither!' I exclaimed as the fair girl returned
my greeting with a timid blush.
"'And for what reason ?' asked the trapper,
with some surprise at my vehemence.
'I will tell you.' I replied, and I narrated
what the reader already knows.
During the rehearsal the females grew pale
with fear, and the face of Willet grew dark
'I know them both, and from this moment
they are doomed men,' he said, with an em
phasis I shall long remember. 'Those villains
have merited deaih a thousand times. Let
th em come to make desolate my home, and
see what will follow. Poor Janet! my heart
would break to be rifled of her in such a man
ner! We can spare everything but Janet!
'Generous stranger!' cried the the trapper's
daughter sinking gracefully upon her knees
accept my warmest thanks for the interest
vou have taken in the tortunes oi a poor,
young girl, wholly - unknown to you. With
these hands I would toil all the days of my
life to renay you. but I have nothing but
grateful words to give you.'
'And I need no rrore", fair Janet,"! replied
deeply moved at such a touching expression of
gratitude. ' - . ' .
I soon felt myself no stranger in the trapper's
lodge. Days glided on ; but I had no disposi
tion to leave my new fneds.
The interest which I had felt for Janet rip
ened into friendship, and friendship finally rip
ened into love. I sat hour after hour by her
side, tellinsf her of the ways nnd wisdom of
the ereat world she had never seen. We
took long walks together, and in the seclusion
of the forest, forgot all but ourselves.
One day, during one of our noctural ram
bles, I unwittingly left herside for a moment
A shriek, loud and oiercing, warned me of
my imprudence, I ran toward the -spot
where I had left her, and beheld a strongman
bearing her away in his arms. A second look
was enough to assure me that V anburton was
the man with whom I know had to deal.
Absorbed in my new passion, and charmed by
the society of its object, I had forgotten the
danger that hung over us. I raised my rifle
io fire, but the fear of harming Janet mnd
me hesitate, panso,- and lower my piece.
essayed a second time with similar result,
and was bracing np my nerves for a deliberate
aim, when the sharp crack of a rifle rever
berated through the woods.
Iheard a heavy, deathlike groan; vanbur
ton dropped his precious burden, and fell.
The next moment the old-trapper emerged
from the cover of some sycamores, with the
smoke still curling from the barrel of his rifle.
I told you he was a doomed man,' he mut
tered, with n fierce scowl. 'Ho will never
again make an old man childless.' . .
I ran and raised Janet trom the ground,
and as I held her in my arms,Vanburton raised
his glazing eyes, recognized me, and an ex
pression of bitter hatred passed over lealufe-
alrcndv rigid with the coldness of death. His
purple lips move, a rattling sound came from
his throat,and that was the last of the voyageur.
After I had delivered my paper safely at
Fort Laramie, I returned to the traper's lodge.
One evening, just as the bright sun was
setting in a blaze of glory, I drew Janet to my
side, told her how much I love her, and en
treated her to give a legal right to protect
her through life. The . fairest of the forest
maiden did not say nay; and thus the trap
per's daughter became my wife. ...
. It is thus that an allwise Providence over
rules all thingsi and orders all for the best
I h.iveonly just time to add, that with Janet
I have been the happiest of men: and that the
old trapper lives in the earnest hope and ex
pectation of encountering 'Nick,' and meeting
out to him the measures of his sins.
Always take the part of an absent person
who Is censured in company, so far as truth
and propiiaty will allow.
Sams o f D i)io.
- Published by Authority.
;.. V.; , (No 34. '
AN ACT eupplementury and amendatory to
:. the act entitled an act fixing the timea of hold
ine the courts of common pleas in Ihe eighteenth
judicial circuit, passed January 10, 1851.
' Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Central As
sembly of the Stale of Ohio, That the court
of common pleas shall be held in the county of
r ulton on the fourth Tuesday in April, and
the fourth Tuesday in September and the
fall term shall be held in the county of Henry
on the third Wednesday in November, instead
of the first Monday ia November, as provided
in said act. .' ; j ' ' ;" " . . - ' :
' Sec. 2. The spring term of the court of coror
mon pleas for the eounty of Defiance, shall be
held on the fifth Tuesday of April ' . .
Sec. 3. The spring term of the court of com
mon pleas for the county of Allen, shall be
held on the third Monday of April,' and in the
county of Auglaize on the fourth Monday of
April. .. . . . .
Sec 4. That so much of the acts passed
prescribing the times of holding courts of com
mon pleas in the 1 8th and 16lh judicial cir
cuits, as conflicts with the .provisions of this
act, be and the same are hereby repealed. '
JUMJN U. SlUKSt, .
Speaker House Representatives.
CHARLES C. CONVERS.
Speaker of the Senate.
March 4, 1851.
AN ACT further to amend the act entitled an act
to regulate the practice of the judicial courts, pas
id March , 1831. . -i- .
- Sec. I. Be it enacted by the General As
sembly of the State of Ohio, That if in any suit
or action at law in any of the courts of record
in this -State,: judgment shall have been or
may be hereafter rendered against the plain
tiff or plaintiffs, and such plaintiff or plaintiffs
shall not reside in the State, or before the sat
isfaction of such judgment shall remove and
be without this Mate, and the defendant m
such suit shall die; and if the administrator,
executor or guardian be such defendant, and
shall resign or be removed, then an adminis
trator do bonis non, or subsequent guardian,
duly appointed and qualified, may be made
party to such judgment, nnd, the same be re
vived in favor of such administrator de bonis
non or guardian, by a writ of scire facias sued
out of the court having power to award exe
cution upon such judgment against said plain
tiff or plaintiffs; And that, upon said, writ of
of scire facias being returned scire feci, or on
two successive writs of scire faciaus not issued
at '.he same term,. or in the same vacation of
said court, being returned nihil, such plaintiff
or plainitts shall be considered as in court,and
may be proceeded against accordingly. -"
Sec. 2' That in all rases under the thirty
seventh section of the act to regulate the prac
tice of judicial courts, passed March 8, 1831,
the plaintiff or pliantiffs in any judgment here
tofore rendered, or that may hereafter be ren
dered, may cause any defendant or defend
ants, against whom the original" writ was or
may be issued and returned not found, and
who ftt the time of issuing sucb original writ
or rendition of such judgment, men non-residents
of this State, or who may have removed
out of the Stale after the issuing of said writ
or rendition of said judgment, to be made par
ty to said judgment on the return of two con,r
secutiye writs of scire facias not found by the
sheriff of the county in which such judgment
shall have been recorded.
. f , : JOHN F. MORSE, . "
. Speaker House Representatives. .
; " chas c. convers,
- Speaker of the Senate.
March 7, 1851. . . , : ..." .... . .J
. No. 36, . '
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to amend
the urt entitled an act relating to wills, passed
Match 23, l&'4n. and for other purposes, passed
March 20, 149.. . ', .,
Sec 1 Jjc it enacted by the General Assem
bly of the State of Ohio, That the title of any
bona fide purchaser of land situate in this State,
derived from the heir or heirs of any person
whose last will and testament may bereject-
ed by the court of any other State or territo
ry of the United States, having jurisdiction of
the probate thereof, acquired during the time
such will remains rejected by such court, shall
not be defeated or affected by the subsequent
probate and establishment ot such wm; rro
vided, that if any person interested in such re
jected will, shall, within one year from the re
jection thereof by such probate court, remove
the same to an appellate or superior court, .by
appeal, error or certiorari, or shall olherwsie
institute proceedings for the establishment of
such will, agrreeably to the laws of snch State
or territorilory, the title of the purchaser from
such heir or heirs ns aforesaid, shall not take
effect until the filial rejection of such will. -.
Sec 2. The title of any bona fide purchaser
to any lands situated in this State, or derived
from the heir or heirs of any person not a
resident of this State, at the time of his or her
death, shall not be defeated by the production
of the will of such decedent, unless such will
shall be admitted lo record in the county where
the land shall be situated, within two, years
from the final probate and establishment of
such will in the State or territory in - which it
may have, been produced for probate. - ,
Sec 3. The second and fourth sections of
an act, passed March 20tli, 1849. entitled, "an
act to amend an act relating to wills, passed
March 23d, 1 840, and for other purposes,'
be, and, the same are hereby repealed; Pro
vided that such repeal Shall not bo construed
so ns to affect any bona fide purchaser for a
valuable consideration, without notice of the
will, alio holds by either a legal or equitable
title., ..t.--- :-v
JOHN i MORSE. ' ?
Speaker House Representatives. ;
CHARLES C. CONVERT .
- Speaker of the Senate.
March, I? 18S1. .
"Na3t . :
AN ACT fo amend an act entitled "an act mukitie
further provisions for the instruction of the blind,'
passed March 10, 1333. i, r .. .
Sec 3." Ri ii enacted by ' the Gential At-
sembhf of the State of Ohio, That sd much of
the third section of the above recited act as
provides that the trustees shall be authorized
to receive into said institution any " pupils of
suitable character ahd capacity for instruction,
residing within this State, and, further; that
there shall be paid for their maintenance and
tuition, such sum as the trustees shall require,
not exceeding, one hundred and twenty dollar
per annum, be and the same are hereby re
pealed. ... . ... ... ...j, :.;.-'--; " . Ji i
Sec. 2. That all the pupils hereafter shall
be admitted and retained in said institution
the usuil length of time at the expense of the
State, except traveling expenses to and from
said institution, and all toe necessary clothing
for the pupils; ny thing in any Jaw for the
instruction of the blind,, which conflicts with
the provisions this net, s hereby repealed.
JOHN F. MORbE,
Speaker House Representatives. .
.... .. ' CHAS. C. CONVERS, -
. r . - - - , Speaker of the Senate, i
.... March 11. 1851. , t , j,.
AN ACT prescribing the time, of holding tha conrit
of common pleas iu th first judicial circuit, for
the year H61. . . .,-..."
Sec 1. Beit enacltd ly the General Atsem'
bly of the Slate of Ohio, That the court of
common pleas, in the first judicial circuit, for
the year eighteen hundred and fifty -one, shall
be held at the several timet herein prescribed,
namely: In the county of Miami on the fif
teenth day of April, on the twelfth day of Au
gust, and the fourth : day of November. In
the county of Darke, on the first day of April,
the twenty-second day of . July,, and the fif
teenth day of October. In the county of Preb
le, on the third day of June, and third day
of June, and. the thirtieth day of . September.
Sec 2. That all laws or parts of laws incon
sistent with this act be and the same are here
by repealed. ; "
. JOHN F.MORSE : :;.
Rpeaker House Representatives.
n CHAS. C. CONVERS,
Speaker of the Senate.
- March 13, 1851. . . .
,. .. No 80. .
AN ACT to amend the set fixing the times of holt
i the court of common pleas, hi the sixth judicial
circuit, passed January 23d 1951. . -
, i. Sec 1.. Be it .enacted by the General As
semblg of tiie State of jOhio, That the apring .
term of the court of common, pleas, in Hock
ing county, shall commence on April twenty-firs-t;
the spring term in the county of Ross,
shall commence on April twenty -eighth ; the
tall term in the county of r airfield, shall com
mence on September sixteenth; and the fail
term in Ross county, shall commence on Oc
tober sixth. And all acts and parts of acts
which may be inconsistent with the provisions
of ibis act, are hereby repealed.
.. - jj. - - : JOHN F, MORSE, .
'j,. -i-, .Speaker House Representatives.
'X' "--, CHAS. C. CONVERS,:-; .
Speaker of the Senate.
March 13," 1851,. . . . , - .
'' : . ' No. 40. '- " : ' .
AN ACT for the more speedy collection of debts,
; &c. , from executors, administrators and guard
' ians in cevtaian cases. -.
' Sec. 1.' Be it enacted ty the ' General As
sembly of the State of Ohio, That after six
months from the time the settlement account
of executors, administrators and guardians
shall have been, or may hereafter ' be settled
bv the court and an order of distribution rr.ada
UICICU1I, lUah It BUilM Ul- IttTI iUl l-' M11J Ufl
interested therein, asdistributee, clerk, sheriff,
witness or master commission, or other per
son entitled to to distribution of the estate, or
. i :. i ii t. i r..i r
fees for services rendered in the settlement
of the same, his,her or their agent or attorney,
. i ! 1. . r . i ... .t .:
io lenre wilii lue ciers. ui .iuc cuurt in s incii
such account has been or may be settled, a
precipe for the purpose, directed to such clerk,
whose duty it shall be, forthwith, to issue a
citation, according to the direction of the preci
pe, against such; executor, administrator or
guardian, to show cans: why judgment should
not be entered and execution awarded against
him, her or them for the amount found in fa-,
vor of the plaintig, to the citation by such set
tlement; which citation shall be served and
returned by the sheriff or other' officer, as in
the case of a summons. ' c-;-" - - -
i Sec 2. If such citation shall be served twen
ty days prior to any regular term of such court,
it shall be lawful at the next term after such
service, if no good cause be shown to the con
trary, fur such eourt to render judgment and
award execution thereon, in tavor of such
piaintm to me citation, ana against sucn ae
fendant or defendants thereto, for the amount
to found in favor of such- plamtiu, by tho set
tlement ana oraer oi aistriouuon aioresaia,
with interest and cost - . i s i ; - '
Sec 3. The sureties to the bond of such ex
ecutor, administrator or guardian, may ba
made parties, defendants to such judgment,
by ccire facias in the same manner as the sure
ties of sheriffs, as directed in Swau's Collated
Statutes, page 485,ection xxxvii. -- . -
bee. 4. .-it service ot the citation shall not
be made twenty days before such- regular
term, then judgment shall , not be. entered
acainst such executor, administrator or "Tinrd-
ian, until after .the intervention of one term.
Sec. o. 1 lie citation or scire facias atore-
said, may be directed to and served by the
sheriff of any . county ia this State. - But if
sucu caecuiur, ituuiiinsiriftur ur . guaruiaii or
their sureties on the bond, or either of them,
reside out of this State, the .court being satis
fied, of tho fact, either before , or after the re
turn of such citation or scire facias may order
that such non-resident shall be brought into
court oy puoucaiion. in some newspaper ns
the court, in its descrelion may direct, . ; : i
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the clerk, on
issuing execution on .the judgment aforesaid.
to include in such. execution all the costs or
fees which have been or may ba made nn set
tlement ot the estate m court; and, also the
cost of Citation and scire faciat aa aforesaid;
which cost or fees may . be collected by the
sheriff or other proper ffieeri together with
the amount tor winch judgment may be en
tered in favor of such plaintiff as aforesaid. -
Sec Sr.- This act to take effect and be in
force from and after its passage. -s
.. , .. . JOHN F- MORSE, ". .
s ; Speaker House Representatives.
::-i s ; CHAS. C CONVERS,
V, -.- " , Speaker of tho Senate. .
March 18. 1851. .. : .. :,. .'.
AN ACT supplementary to the act fixing the
times of holding the supreme court .
Sec 1. Be iteuacledly (4 General Assem
bly of the Siatt of Ohio. That the supreme
court shall be held in the eounty of Paulding
on the first day of July ; and so much of said
act as is contrary to this act, b hereby repeal
cd. i; , -t"h-i '. .t- Tv-J
, ; h -u : John f. morse. ; ; w?
Speaker House Representatives.
CHAS. C. CONFERS, -. t
"i -i " : .;. Speaker of the Senate. t
MarV.h 16, 1851. V . ,; : -
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