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Editorial Corrr.ondenc- of th N. Y. Tribuue.
Glance at r'nrope Xo. III. - TAB GRKAT XXH1B1TI0K. Lokdos, Thursday, May 6, 1851, "The World' Fair as we Americans have been accustomed to call it, has now been open five days, but is not yet in complete order, nor any thing like it. The sound of the saw and the hammer salutes the visitor from every side, and I think not less than rive hundred carrpenters and other artisans are busy in the building to day. The week will probably close before the fixtures will' all have been put up and the articles duly arranged for ex hibition.' As yet, a great many remain in t.-: . 1. ..: " ! i.;t. -.1 covered with canvas, though many more have been put in order within the last two days. Through the great centre isle very little re mains unaccomplished, but on the sides, in the fralleric, and in the department of British Machinery, there is yet work to do which an other week will hardly see concluded. Mean time, the throng of visitors is immense, though the unexampled extent of the People's Palace prevents any erjisb or inconvenience. I think there cannot have been less than ten thousand vioitors in the building to day.. Of course, any attempt to specify, or to set forth the merits or detects of particular articles must here be f mile. Such a universe of ma- teria's, inventions and fabrics defies that mode of treatment. But I .will endeavor to give some general idea of the Exhibition. If you enter the building on the East, you are in the midst of the American contributions, to which a great space has been allotted which they mcagerly filL . Passing Westward down the aisle, our next neighbor is Russia, who has not an eighth of our space allotted to her, and has filled that little far less thoroughly and creditably than we have. , It is said that the greater part of the Russian articles intended far the Fair, are yet ice-bound in the Baltic. - France, Austria, Switzerland, Prussia and otb ther German States succeed herrthe French contributions being equal (I think) in value, if ; not ra extent and variety, to those .of all to-. rest of the Continent Bohemia has sent some sdiuirabie Glnssware; Austria a suite of apart ments thoroughly and sumptuously furnished which wins much regard and some ad miration. 1 acre is of course a great array of tasteful de- sign and exquisite workmanship from France, though 1 do not just now call to mind any ar ticle of transcendent merit. : . Themaio aisle is very wide, forming a broad 'promenade on each side, with a collection of feculptun?, statuary. Casts, dec, dec- between them. Foremost among these is Power's Greek Slave, never seen to better advantage; and I should say there are from fifty toahun- dred other works of Art mainly in marble or bronze, borne of them nave .great merit Having passed down this avenue several hun dred feet, yon reach the Transept, where, the great Diamond 'Coh-iNoor (Mountain of light) with other royal contributions, have place. Here, in the exact center of the Exhibition, is a beautiful Fountain, (nearly all glass but the water,)wuich has rarely been excelled in designer effect The fluid is projected to a height of some thirty feet, foiling thence into a succession of regularly enlarging glass bas ins, and finally reaching in streams, and spray the resivoir below. - A hundred feet or more on either side stand two stately, graceful trees, i . 1 , ji ., i -i i- 1. r of glass rises clear, above them, seeming a nearer sky. ' These trees, (elms I believe) are ' fuller and fresher in leaf than those outside, having been shielded from the chilling air and warmed by the genial roof. Nature's contri bution to the Grea' Exhibition is certainly a very almirable one, and fairly enti tles her to first class medal. i. .it: viuci unit Ul 11113 luquiaiai? Moqit.ia,- - a duplicate of that already described, but it is somewhat differently filled. ' This is the British end of the Exhibition, contsiuing far more in quantity than all the rest put together. The fiinest and costliest fabrics are ranged on either side of this end of the grand aisle. . The show of colonial products is not vast but comprehensive, giving a vivid idea of the wide extent and various climates of Britain's dependencies. Corn, wheat, &c, from the ' Canadas ; sugar and coffee, from the West Indies; fine wool from Australia; rice, cotton, Ac, from India; with the diversified products of Asia, Africa and America, fill this depart ment. , Manufactured textile fabrics, from Sydney, from India, and from Upper Canada, are here very near each other; whiie minerals, woods, (fee, from every land and every clime are nearly in contact I apprehend John Bull, whatever else he may learn, will not ba taught meekness by this exhibition. - The mineral department of the British dis play is situated on the south side. I think it can hardly be less than five hundred feet long by over one hundred wide, and it js doubtless the most complete ever thus set before the TJublic. Here are shown every variety and condition of coal, and of iron, copper, lead, tin, &c Of gold there is little, and of silver, zinc, Quicksilver, Ac, not a great deal . But not only are the ores of the first named varied and abundant with native copper, silver, Ac, but " the metals are also shown in every stage of their progress, from the rude elements just wrenched from the earth to the most refined and perfect bars and ingots. : This department wiii richly reward the study of the mineraol- gists, present -and future. Directly opposite, on the north side of the British half of the main avenue, i the British exhibition of Machinery, occupying even more space than the minerals. I never saw one fourth as much machinery together before ; I do not ever expect to see so much again. Al most everything thai a Briton has ever invent ed, improved or patented in the way of ma chinery is here brought together.- The great - Cylinder Press on which The Tin.es is print ed (not the individual, but the kind) may here ba seen m operation ; the cylinders revolve horizontally as ours do vertically ; and though - something is gained in security by the' British press, more must be lost in speed. Hoe's last - has not yet been equaled on this island! But in Spinning, Weaving, and, the subsidary arts, there are some things here, to me novelties, " which our manufacturers must borrow or sur pass; though I doobt whether spinning on the whole, is effected with less labor hi Great Untaia than imtne united istaies.-iiiere are snnny recent improvements here, buf f ob serve none of absorbing interest. However, I have much yet to see and more to compre hend in thia department ; I saw , one loom weaving Lace of width that seemed at least three yards; a Pump that would throw very ...... .nAnA'tn rnn A trriet mill.' ifec. Ac. I think the American genius is quicker. more wide-awake, more fertile than the isiit- ish ; I think if our manufactures were as exten sive and firmly established as the British, we should invent and improve machinery much faster than they do; but I do not wish to deny that this is quite a considerable country. ' -j- Wkdnbsoat, May 1 4 P.M. ' - I have just retnrned from another and my seventh daily visit to the Great Exhibition. I believe I have thus far been among the most industrious visitors, and yet I have not even danced at one half tbe articles exhibited. while I have only glanced at most of thoe If have seen. Of course, I am in no condition to pronounce judgments, and any opinion 1 may express must be taken subject to revisal and modification. 1 know well that so lnrge and diversified a show of Machinery could not be made up in the United - States as is here represented in behalf of British Invitation; yet I think a strictly American Fair might be got up which would evince more originality of creation or design. , If I am wrong in this, I shall cheer fully say to when convinced of it. -'Many of inese miicnines are very good of their kind wunoui involving any novel principle or im portant adaptation. With regard to Flax- drcssing, fur example, I find less here than I had boped to sec; and though what I have seen appears to do its work well and with commendable economy of material, I think there are more efficient and rapid Flax-Dressers in the United States than are contained in this Exhibition. 1 have not yet examined the machinery for Spinning and Weaving the dressed Flax fiber, but am glad to see that it is in operation. The report that the experi ments in Flax- Cotton have 'failed,, do not in the least discourage me. Who ever heard of a great economical discovery or invention that hasnot been repeatedly pronounced a failure before it ultimately and indubitably succeed ed? I found one premising invention in the Brit ish department to-day, viz: Henlev's Magnetic Telegraph, or rather, the generater of its pow er., ilio magnet, I wns assured, did not re quire or consume any substance whatever, but generated its electricity spontaneously, and in equal measure in all varieties of weather, so that the wild est storm of lightning, bail, snow, or rain makes no difference in the working of the telegraph it such be the tact, tbe inven tion is one of great merit and value, ani must be speedily adopted in our country, where the liability of telegraphs to be interrupted by storms is a crying evil I trust it is now near its end. Switzerland has a very fine show of fabrics in tb Fair I think more in proportion to her. Vtunbers than any other foreign nation. Of silks she displays a great amount, and. they are mainly of excellent quality. She shows shawls, ginghams, wollens, beside, rjs well as watches and jewelry; but her silk is her best point The Chinese, Australian, Egyptian and Mexican contributions are quite interest ing, but they suggest little or nothing, unless it be stolidity of their contrivers. - I see that F'unch this week reiterates The Time's slurs at the meagerness and poverty of the American contribution. This is meanly invidious and undeserved. The inventors, ar tisans and other producers of our country who did not see fit to incur the heavy expense of sending their most valuable products to a Fair held three to five thousand miles away, are unaffected by this studied disparagement, and those who have sent certainly do not de serve it They are in no manner responsible for the setting apart for American contribu tions of mere space than they fill ; they have rather deserved consideration and kind treat ment on the part of the London press. - Be sides, the value of their contributions is not at aii gauged by the space they fill or the im pression they make on the wondering gaze; articles of great merit and utility often ma king no figure at all compared with a case of figured silks or mantle ornaments which an swer no purpose here but the ownei's. And when it is considered that the manufacturers of France, Germany And Switzerland, as well as England, are here displaying their wares and fabrics before the eyes of thousand and tens of thousands of their customers that their cases in the Crystal Palace are in fact so many gigantic advertisements, read and ad mired by myriads of merchants and other buyers from all parts of tbe world, the unfair ness of the comparison instituted by the Lon don Press becomes apparent Our exhibitors can derive no such advantage from the Fair certainly not to any such extent The 'Bay State Mills,' for example, has a good display of shawlsliere, hardly surpassed, considering quality and price, by any otber yet, nobody but Americans will thereby be tempted to give them orders; while a British, Scotch, French or Swiss shawl manufacturer exhibit ing just such a case, is morally certain of get ting customers thereby in all parts of the world. But enough on this head. I may add that many Americans have been deterred from sending by an impression that nothing would be admitted that was not sent out in the St Lawrence, or at all events unless received early in April. But articles are still acceptable, at least in our department; and I venture to say that any invention, model, ma chine or fabric of decided merit which may reach our Commissioner free of charge before the end of June, will have a place assigned it, although it will probably be too late to have a chance for the prizes. These are to be mainly medals of the finest bronze, to cost $25, $12 and $5 respectively. Probably about one thousand of the first class, two thousand of the second and five thousand of the third will be distributed. But they are not to be given for different grades of excel lence in tbe same field of exertion, but for radically diverse merits. ; Tbe first class will be mainly if not wholly given for Inventions, Discoveries or Original Designs of rare excel lence; the second class for novel applications or combinations of principals already known so as to produce articles of signal utility, cheap i i ..i. .t j i :n v. : ness ana oeauiy ;ine iniru ( wi 6"" for decided excellence of quality or workman ship without recrard to originality. By this course, it is hoped that personal heart-burnings and inviduous rivalries among exhibitors may, to a great extent, be avoided. I cannot close without a word of acknowl edgment to our Embassador, Hon. Abbott Lawrence, for the interest he lms taken, and the labor he has cheerfully' performed in or der that onr country should be creditably rep resented in thia Exhibition. For many months the entire burthen of correspondence, &&, fell on bis shoulders; and 1 doubt whether tbe Fair will hare cost him less than five thou sand dollars when it doses. That lie has ex erted himself in ercry way in behalf of his countrymen attending the Exhibition, is no more than all who knew him ttnticipated; and bis convenient location, his wide acquaintance and marked DODulajitv here have enabled him to do a great deal. Every American voice is loud in his praise. I walked through a good part of the galler ies of the Crystal Palace this morning, with attention divided between the costly and daz zling wares and fabrics around me and tbe grand panorama below. Ten thousand men and women were moving from case to case, from one theme of admiration to another, in that magnificent temple of Art, so vast in its proportions that these thousands no where crowded or jostled each other; and as many more might have gazed and enjoyed in like manner without incommoding these in tbe least And these added to thousands that will come, when the Palace, which is still a laboratory or workshop, shall have become what it aims to be, and when the charge for daily admission shall have been still farther reduced irom nvp sniiungs siernng; w one. Then will the artisans, the cultivators, the la borers, not of London only, but to aconsidera ble exten I of Great Britain, flock hither by tD8 o f thousands to gaze on this marvellous achievement of Human Genius, Skill, Taste and Industry, and bo strengthened in heart nnd hope by its contemplation. And as they observe and rejoice over theie trophies of La bor's might and benificence, shall ' they not also perceive foreshadowed here that fairer, grander, gladder Future for them and theirs, whereof this show is a prelude and a predic tion wherein Labor shall build, replenish and adorn mansions as stately, as graceful, as com modious as this, not for others delight and wonder, but for its own use and enjoyment for the life-long homes of the builders, their wives and their children, who shall find within its walls not Subsistence merely, but Educa tion, refinement, mental Culture, Employment ana seasonaoiu fiistime as well 7 Such is the vista which this edifice with its contents opens ana nrigiuens oeiore me. Heaven baste the day when it shall be no longer a prospect but a benignant and sure realization! ii. a. '0 So Many Calls. The following article went the rounds of tne papers several years ago,' and its materni ty was then ascribed to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe. It is now traveling abroad as .an or phan child, but it has lost none of its early beauty: 'It was a brisk clear evening in the latter part of December, when Mr. A returned from his counting-house to the cormbrls of a bright coal fire and warm arm chair in bis par lor at home. . He changed his heavy boots for slippers, drew around him the folds of his eve ning gown, and then lounging back in the chair looked up to tbe ceiling and about with an air of satisfaction. Still there was a cloud upon his brow. What could be the matter of Mr. A -? To tell the truth, he had that afternoon in his counting room, received the agent of one of the principal religious charities of the day, and had been warmly urged to double his iast year's subscription, and the urging bad been pressed by statements and arguments to which he did not know well how to reply. 'People think,' soliloquized he to himself, 'that I am made of money I believe. This is the fourth object this year for which I have been requested to double my subscrip tion, and this year has been one of heavy fam ily expenses building and fitting up this bouse, carpets, curtains no end to the new things to be bought I do not see really how I am to give a cent more to charity. "Tl.en there are bills for the boys and girls; they all Bay they must hare twice as much now as before we ca.ne to this house ; wonder if I did right in building it ?' and Mr. A. glanced uneasily up down the ceiling, and around on the costly furniture, and looked into the fire in silence. He was tired, harrassed and sleepy his head began to swim, and his eyes closed. He was asleep. In bis sleep he thought he heard a tap at his door, and there stood a plain, poor looking man, who in a voice singularly low and sweet, asked for a few moments con versation with him. Mr. A. asked him into the parlor and drew him a chair near the fire. The stranger looked attentively round, and then turning to Mr. A. presented him with a paper: 'It is your last year's subscription to missions,' said he; you know all the wants of that cause that can be told you ; I came to see if you had any thing more to add to it' this was said iu tbe same low quiet voice as before ; but for some reason unaccountable to himself, Mr. A. was more embarrassed by the plain poor, unpretending man, than he had been in the preseuce of any one before. He was tor some moments quiet before he could reply at all, and then in the same hurried and embarrassed manner he began the same ex cuses which bad appeared so satisfactory to him the afternoon before the hardness of the times, the difficulty of collecting money, fami ly expenses, dec. J. he stranger quietly surveyed the spacious apartment, with its many elegancies and lux uries, and without any comment took from the merchant the paper he had given, "but imme diately presented him with another. This is your subscription to the Tract Soci ety; have you anything to add to it? You know bow much it has been doing, and how much more it now desires to do, if Christians would only furnish tbe means. Do you not teel called upon to add something to it!' Mr. A was very uneasy about this appeal, but there was something in tbe manner of the stranger that restrained him ; but he answer ed that though he regretted it exceedingly, his circumstances were such that he could not conveniently add to any of his charities. The stranger received back the paper with out any reply, but immediately presented in its place the subscription to the Bible Society, and in a tew clear and forcible words remind ed him of its well known claims, and again requested him to add something to bis dona tion. Mr. A. became impatcnt 'Have I not said,' be replied, 'that I can do nothing more for any charity than I did last year? There seems to be no end to the calls these days. At first there were only three or four objects presented, and the sums requir ed moderate, now the objects increase every day, and call upon us for money ; and all after we have given once, want us to double and treble, and even quadruple our subscriptions. There is no end to the thing. We may as wen stop in one place as another. The stranger took back the paper, rose and fixing his eye on his companion, said, in a voice that thrilled to his soul : One year ago tonight you thought that your daughter lay dying you could not rest for agony upon whom did you call that night? Tbe merchant started and looked up there seemed a change to have passed over the whole form of his visitor, whose eye was fixed on bim with a calm, intense penetrating ex pression thatsubduedhim he drew back, cov ered his face and mads no reply. 'Five rears ago,' said the stranger, 'when you lay at the brink of the grave, and thought if yon died then, you would leave a family un provided for, do you remember how you pray ed; Who saved you then ?' The stranger drew yet nearer, and said in a still lower and mure impressive tone. 'Do you remember fifteen years since, that time when you felt yourself so lost, so helpless, so hopeless, when you thought you would give the world for one hour's assurance that your sins were forgiven ? Who listened to you then ?' 'It was my God and Savior,' 'said the mer chant with a sudden burst of remorseful feel ine : 'O yes, it was he.' 'And has he never complained of being called upon too often ?' inquired the stranger, in a voice of reproachful sweetness. 'Say,' added he, 'are you willing to begin this night and ask no more of him, if he from this night will ask no more from you 7' 'O, never, never,' said the merchant, throw- insr himself at his feet; but as he spake the words, the figure seemed to vanish, and he awoke with bis whole soul stirred within him. 'O God and Savior! what have I been do ing? he exclaimed. Take all take every thing what is all that I have to what thou bast done for me?' The Virginia papers speak discouragingly of the wheat crop in that State. The joint-worm has done it great mtchi THE FREEMAN: FREMONT, OHIO. JT. S. FOfiRE, Editor. SATURDAY JUNE 7, 1861. For President, WINFIELD SCOTT, Vf JVew Jersey. For Vice President, JAMES JONES, Of Tennessee. Subject to the decision of the Whig National Convention. 1ST The June term of the Court of Com mon pleas for Sandusky county, commences at this place on the 1 6 th day of June, inst Tuesday, June lTth, Is the day fixed for voting for the adoption or rejection of the New Constitution. We have not attempted to dictate or influence the Whig party of this county, as to how they should vote upon this important matter, pre- fenng to let every man make up his mind un prejudiced by any thing we might say. But while we concede this right to our readers, we claim the same privilege for ourself. We prefer the old constitution, and shall, therefore, vote against the adoption of the new one. We are not prepared to see all public improvements of the state stopped ; we are not prepared to vote for the annihilation of all the paper currency of the State; not pre pared to vote that a citizen of one county may vote for a dozen representatives while I am only permited to cast my suffrage but for one, nor are we prepared to vote that some 70,000 voters of the State shall be disfranchised for tbe purpose of propogating tbe power of one party over an other. Neither are we pre pared to say that the expenses of the State Government shall be increased $50,000 per year more than it is now. We shall print tickets both for and against the new Constitution. They can be had at this office by next Wednesday. Toledo, IVorwalk, and Kailroad. Cleveland The Directors of this road met in this place on Wednesday last, for the transaction of im portant business. We understand the road will be built on the South survey, at the upper end of town, the crossing of the Sandusky valley there be ing estimated to cost some $15,000 less, then the surveyed route below town. Mr. Baker, of Nor walk, was compelled, by business of a private nature, to resign bis post as one of the directors of the road. This the company will much regret, as Mr. Baker is a persevering and energetic man. Prof. Cowls, of Oberlin, was elected in his stead. The road from here east is to be put under contract immediately. The directors stated that there is abundant funds in the hands of the company, to push the work vigorously for ward. Call Again. Our friend Or ton, of the Sandusky Democrat, visited this city on Mon day last He appears to be in fine health, but complains of the high prices of 'livin' in Fre mont He purchased a quantity of hams, some onions, a few bolognas, a comb and two dozens of eggs, from one of our cheap bouses. and returned home on Tuesday. We hope he may call again. iitbn City Advertiser.- It appears from the above that neighbor Orton has become bo habituated to 'city livin,' by a six months residence in Columbus and Cincinnati, that he no. longer relishes the plain substantial fare of the country. We have heard of "the honors of office making a man forget his friends," but never of their produc ing so decided an effect upon one's palate. Tiffin city is a good place to buy combs, for its inhabitants understand their use, especially if they are a fine article. There were six wagons in Fremont at one time on Thursday last, loaded with wheat, which come from the south part of Hancock county, a distance of nearly a hundred miles. The owners realized some 12 or 14 cents more on the bushel for it here, than they could get at Findlay. Great place, that Find lay ; almost equal to Tiffin city. j37 Messrs. Edgerton and Brush have thoroughly fitted up the building known as the "Morehouse property," and are now ready to rent it It is a large and commodious build ing, has a first rate cellar, and a ware-house connected with it It is well calculated for a dry goods store. Tiffin Fremont. The editor of the Seneca Advertiser, after coppying the articles of the Fremont papers, in relation to the two places, very good na turedly remarks: "If our country friends can profit anything by associating the names of their little towns with Tiffin, and getting them into the newspa pers, we have no objections. Keep on, little fellows! Any of you can be a Columbus, or a Cleveland, and possibly you may be a limn some day." Well, Mr. Breslin, you can take the hat 3T The building recently occupied by C. J. Orton, as a printing office, has been repair ed, an open front put in, a pavement built &c. which gives it the appearance of a new build ing. It is used for a Grocery and Saloon. Ladies a la Torque in Fremont. The new style of ladies dresses were intro duced into the streets of Fremont, on Tues day last by two of our most accomplished and respectable ladies. We had the pleasure of witnessing their 'debut' and must say that we have never seen a more graceful, - appro priate and becoming style of dress worn by any lady than these "short dresses and trow sers." No style of dress can be more tidy, neat, convenient and tasteful, and we think it is bound to speedily take precedence of the present fashion of slouchy, slovenly and bedra bled dresses. It must eminently conduce to the health and appearance of the wearers, as it will do away with the load of petticoats which is now to be supported by their waists, and which must be fastened around them with the "grip of a vice," in order lo keep them on, thus giving the ladies the appear ance of so many wasps. We have ascertained the general sentiment of the "lords of creation," both benedict and bachelor, of Fremont, and find it nearly unan imous in favor of the new fashion. Therefore our ladies need have no hesitation in adopting it for they will have the approbation of all good citizeus. The Turkish costume is bound to come into general use, and. no lady should wait to see who will adopt it first, but all should at once assume the new fashion, and it will at once become popular. - We say J hurrah for "the short dresses and petliloonsl" and hurrah for the ladies generally, and the ladies of Fremont particularly. Below we give a few extracts from our ex changes, in relation to the new style of ladies' dresses. We could publish columns of such notices equally as favorable : Short Dress. We hail the event of short dresses with delight, and propose a vote of thanks by universal acclamation to the woman who bad the moral courage hrst to adopt the appropriate costume. Our theory has been for a long time in affirmation of the practice, and we have been anxiously looking for the debut of some bold spirit attired in this most comely garb. Now the fashion has been fair ly started, let all follow it as speedily as possi ble. We do most sincerely hope that no ri diculous notion of propriety, of the exposure of feet and ankles, or how Miss or Mrs. Such- a-one would look, will for a moment deter any woman from adopting this most convenient mode of dress. Any sensible man or woman will perceive at once the utilitarian character of the new fashion, and certainly tbe superior elegance of the oriental costume over the drag gling European fashion has never been ques- ned. iNew Jlaven Journal. S3g We have see a young lady dressed in "the new costume." There was nothing in the appearance of the garments at all immod est but on the contrary they were evidently convenient and appeared becoming and grace ful. We look upon tbe new dress as a deci- dvd improvement upon the old. Hartford limes. t3" Passing up Broadway recently, to take the cars for .New Haven, my attention was drawn to a couple of ladies just in advance of me, by the peculiarity of their dress. Instead of the long street-sweeping robes now in vogue the ladies in question were habited in modest silk dresses, the skirt of which stopped short of the pavement nearly the distance of a toot. Loose trowsers of tbe same material as the - .... dress were neatly gathered to a plain band about tbe ankles, and completed the equip ment. I was struck with the neatness and modesty of the whole .arrangement and no lady, itseems to me. could see such a dress in use without feeling it to be a very desirable mprovement upon the present very cumber some and inconvenient style of dress. Cor. New Haven Journal The Lawrence Courier thinks if the new style of dress should go into fashion there, some new method of sweeping tbe sidewalKs will have to be hunted up, but the operation of going down the town house steps directly behind a bevy of the fair, will require mnch less skill and foresight than at present There is an extraordinary amount of interest manifested by the Press, on this sub ject Nearly every newspaper has a commen datory remark, and the new lurkisli costume is appearing in every city, town and village. The difficulty is, who shall lead. Who shall first start this beautiful fashion. Oflce adopt ed, and it will spread like wild-fire. In the staid town of Stamford, Conn., a few miles from New York, the new dress has appeared and is every where welcomed with acclama tion. Papers from every city recommend both its beauty, fitness and convenience. Oswego Journal. tST The Rochester Daily Times says, it is intimated that the ladies of that city are to hold a secret caucus to consider the propriety ofcominar out in the Turkish dress. To which the Syracuse Journal remarks: "Our ladies have not wailed for anything of this kind.: It is now no uncommon thing to meet in passing through our streets, several ladies in the new costume, and we must say that it appears far neater and more tasteful than that gener ally worn." The Albany Knickerbocker of Satur urday says: "A young pretty lady, whose name is Mrs. Miller, and who has been so journing at the Delevan House, appeared in Broadway, yesterday afternoon, with an ele gant Turkish dress, with short skirt and neat pair of pettiloons. She created some excite ment, but none of that ridicule those who fol low the old style of long skirts so much fear. Mrs. M. is the daughter of Hon. Gerret Smith. S3T The streets yesterday afternoon pre sented a more excited appearance than on election, riot or holidays. A lady made her appearance, dressed a la Turk short dress of green silk, coming just below the Knees, white "trowser," fastened with a band around the ankles, and a neat frill Old men and young men, bachelors and benedicts, boys and girls, gathered in admiring crowds to witness her progress, which was like a triumphal march through tbe streets. Let other ladies follow her example, say we cast off the street sweepers adopt this neat tidy. appro nriate and becoming dress revolutionize the fashions and their crentlemen friends, old and young, will bear them out in it, and ad mire them tbe more, and love them the bet ter. Milwaukie Advertiser. 3r The adoption, by some of the ladies, of the Turkish style of costume, is creating a marked sensation among tbe observers ot such things on this side of the Atlantic, and seems to meet with general approval. The dress fits loosely, and reaches just to the knee. The trowsers are made wide and flowing and gath ered around the ankle in true Turkish style. We have always thought the Turkish women far ahead of all others in this particular, and the innovation we now chronicle has been long looked and boped for. Lycoming Gaz. , Tiffin City and Fremont. Tifflnn city has at length a rival in the far famed little town of Fremont The editor of the Fremont paper, and the renowned Tiffin city editor have been shooting at one another with their great long pop-guns, - until they have exhausted all their ammunition and their strength, and have, Spartan like, been carried from the field of carnage upon their respective shields. The ground of difficulty was one of vital interest having respect to the wholesale business in their pnrticular localities. This will be rather a sad reverse to the bright hopes and fond anticipations of Tiffin. A lit tle village, with no pretentions, to compete successfully with the large, enterprising, flour ishing, and populous city of Tiffin, even in its palmiest days, when it boasts of its church, its ?og school-honse, its scores of groggeries, and its mtiLS-LllN, is quite too numuiaung. We ciip the above extract from the Han cock Journal, a well conducted, interesting, and illustrated paper published at Findlay. It is very gratifying to us to have our "little village," containing sixteen or eighteen hun dred inhabitants, so favorably spoken of. Our friend should have Isarned the fact sooner tbat Fremont is the place to do business. The farmers of his county have long since learned that this is the place to sell their produce and buy goods, as the number from their ev ery week will testify. Important to Tiffin. The organ grinder, accompanied by a ItUje girl who thumps the tamborine and receives tbe pennies, passed through this village n Wednesday last on their way to Tiffin city, where they have been engaged to give a se ries of vocal and instrumental concerts. They are under the patronage of Breslin! An im mense edifice, twelce feet square, is being erected, to bold the immense musical throng, that will assemble at Tiffin on that ever memorable occasion.., i be bhawhan house is to be piovided with ten extra plates with as many cups and saucers, knives and forks, &c. 3" The Lycoming (Pa.) Gazette, speak ing of the new style of dress, says: "We have always thought the Turkish women far ahead of all others in this particular.',' . Wonder if the editor ever heard of "our friends across the Rhine," who wear the short Turkish dress, but no trowsers. S3T Our readers are respectfully invited to read Messrs. Oppenheimer's advertisement in another column of our paper. There is con siderable reason, as well as rhyme, in it . - r Daily Commercial Register. The first number of this new paper, Edited and published by Messrs Bill d Waggonor, made its appearance on Tuesday last It is considerably larger than the Sanduskian is well printed, and its advertising columns give good evidence of the business and pros- oerity of Sandusky City. We wish the the Editors abundant success in tbeir new field of abor. Jt3T"An advertisement appears in our pa per to-day, relative to Sprott's patent light ning rods. Every house should be provided with a good lightning rod, and we know of no better opportunity to obtain a good article, than is offered by Calwell & Dirlam, of Bell rue. ' - - - A Fizzle' There was to have been a grand demon stration in favor of tbe new constitution in Ripley, some day not long since. But when the day came, tbe people did not come and so it fizzled. The Locofoco paper is quite indignant thereat and abuses the farmers and citizens roundly. The editor says: Constitution in RrPLEV. The meeting I appointed in Ripley, on last Tursday, in the language of the Bee, turned out a failure.' Whatever may have been the cause of the absence of hearers.it was notbecause there were no speakers,for there were twoWbigs and three Democrats. Neither was it because the Peo ple generally were so busy that they could not attend, for it is not so very lively as it might be. "The fact is, we suppose, that the New Constitution has been prejudged and condem ned by those men there who do the thinking for the town, and so they did not desire to hear discussion.' He concludes bis lamentations as follows: "We hope the editor of the Bee, and those who pin their faith to bis garments, and who repeat as jackdaws the falsehoods of his paper as tbe oracles of the gods wo do hope they enjoy themselves highly over this grand fizzle." To which the Bee very laconically responds "Well they duz!" Ohio State Journal - :- A Case under the Anti-Liquor Law. At the present terra of the Court of Com mon Pleas in Ross county, John Hirn was in dicted under the law of last, winter, for selling liquor in less quantity than a quart since the 1st of May. The defendent set up and prov ed an unexpired license, granted before the passage of the statue now in force, and the question thus presented was full argued, The Court held says the Scioto Gazette that the licensing system was a police regulation which the Legislature could establish or abo lish at will.and thai the right confened by a license to sell liquor, did not amount to the dignity of franchise- The defendant was fined tbe the smallest sum fixed by tbe act de fining tbe offence for which he was fined. fST A passenger who was on board the steamer Webster, at the time of her confla gration on the Mississippi river, relates the fol lowing interesting incidents: Among the many heroic acts I saw, I par ticularly noted the conduct of Miss C. Dill, of Dalton, Ohio. JNot seeming to regard her own safety, in the moment when all others were flying one way or another, she seized two little girls, children of a Frenchman, a passenger, and with them plunged into the water, and by her intrepidity saved them. The Pettiloons. The short dresses have made tbeir appearance in Hartford. At the South, says the Springfield Republican, these dresses were fashionable years ago. We re member seeing 25 or 30 ladies in this dress, in one group. They were on an excursion. It was a brtght, early mornining. Tbey were going out to be gone all day. Tbey had dark complexions. . They were going to engage in the recreation of picking cotton. Th Old Meeting Hoase. To many of us. the image of that old house where, for eighty years, the Gospel was pro claimed, and its ordinances dispensed, must be ever dear. Venerable edifice we see thee still, as when in childhood we gazed with awe at thy vast form, thy towering pirethy glittering and ever restles weathercock. What pictures of the past revive, as thy im mense interior once more rises in our mental viewl There was thy pulpit revered and awful rostrum' where raised high in air, stood the holy man; there thy sounding-board, pro jecting seemingly too, thy velvet cushion, soft as feathers could make it, and sending, upr when pounded by vigorous eloquence, clouds of sacred dust Shall we ever forget thy lofty and spacious gallery grand receptacle of all ages and both sexes? How well do we re.. member its foremost seat venerable with wrinkled brows and snowy hair. How weH recall the denser masses in the rear, where sober middle age and sprighty youth were seen, distinct in their ascending ranks, lte tn0 vegetable zones of Etna. There, too, ; ona of the angels, marked by bis staff of office. . sat me lernoo tyunngman. m iront 0f the pulpit rose, like some well-named battery the- singer seats. What volleys of sound did we not receive, unshrinkly, from that noisy spot How anxious was the panse, relieved on ly by a slight shuffling and by half-stifled bems, which, succeeded the reading of the aim. How like a small thunder-clap, burs t upon tbe ear that prelude note, w hich brought every voice to the right pitch! And then who can account the musical glories which hung clustering round Thankgiving day, when the results of a month's preparation broke upon our heads in a perfect storm of sound ?' How ferful the strife, when flute and clarionet . and viols great and small, entered the lists with bass, and counter, and tenor and treble?' And ob bow our hearts beat, let -. me- -use another's words, "at the turning of a fugue, when the bass moved forward -first, like the opening fire of artillery, and the .tenor- advanced next, like a corps of grenadiers,and the treble followed,with the brilliant execution of infantry, and the trumpet counter shot by the whole, with the speed of darting cavalry,, and then, when all mingled in that battle of harmony and melody, and mysteriously fought their way through with a well ordered jjer- plexity, that made us wonder how they ever came out exactly together!" Will the pictured memory ever lade or, those square pews, with there little banister so convenient to twirl, so pleasant to peep through; their uncushioned seats, which were hung on hinges,and raised in prayer time, and which followed up the amen with a loud, ratt ling, running report, like an old-fashioned mili tia tire; and the Uagseated chair, that stood, in the center, for mother or granroother, or- spinster aunt! There were the long seats"; there was the elders's pew, with iron stand for hour-glass and christening basin, and there tbe deacon's strait snug box, where . these good men were wont to sit with their faces to the people, and their backs, to the minister "observed of all observers," and ex amples of the highest edification when they happened to be dozy. ; Dr. Cleveland. Railroad Bonds in Ohio. Some three weeks since, two gentlemen;, whom we understood to be attorneys at San- -dusky City E. Cook and L. S. Beecher for warded for publication in the New York Ex press,an advertisement purporting to be signed by James Williams and John Fish, of Nor walk, the object of which was to kill off the sale in New York of certain Railrod Bonds for a road from Toledo to Norwalk and Cleveland (the Railroad avoiding Sandusky City) The advertisment had the desired effect and killed off the sale, or any prospect of negotiation at present. After making this operation, in New York, these Messers Williams nnd Fish sign a paper for home consumptiou in whicht : ': they deny having authorized any such ub!i- cation as tbat in the Express, or that tbey "knew any" thing in regard to it till after its publication. That is a question for them to settle with their attorneys in Sandusky City, who forwarded the advertisement for publica--tlon. Mr. Williams, however, to put himself . in the most ridiculous attitude.has since pub lished in the Sandusky City Clarion a letter, in which he says he did desire that "the whola of tbe necessary but real tacts should be com-. municated to New York in tbe speediest man! tier." ' - : - The transaction has made a good deal of noise in that part of Ohio, and is much com mented upon there. We certainly had no in terest in the matter, and published tbe adver tisement just as we would any other from a. responsible quarter. 1 N. Y. Express. " 'Ot j. " Election in Massachusetts? Oa the 5th ult elections were held in , three of the Congressional Districts in this State, which had failed to elect at previous trials; two of which have been carried by the Whigs, and one by the Locos, as follows: Mr. Goodrich (Whig) is elected in Berkshire- by nearly 500 plaralty over Bishop, the Hun ker Locofoco and Free Soil accommodation candidate, and by at least 400 clear majority ; there being Jess than one hundred scattering , votes, Mr. Thompson is also chosen over , Paltrey Free Soil Coalition in, No, 4, Mrv Rantaul, for whom the greatest efforts' were made in the Second District is elected by a large plurality ove Upham.the Whig candidate. Mr. Upuam, we Deneve cams ui ueiure the election and endorsed the compromise measures, which caused many anti-slavery-' Whigs toabondon bim, and permit him to be deefeated in a strong Whig District , ' o " ' Haydn and the Sea Captain . Haydn used to relate whimsical anecdotes- of his stay in London. A captain of the navy came to bim one mormng.and asKed mm. to compose a march for some troops he bad on. board, offering : him thirty guineas for his trouble, but requiring it to be done immedia tely, as tbe vessel was to sail next day for . Calcutdown to the pianoforte, and the march, was ready in a short time. Feeling some scruples at gaining his money so verily easily, Haydn wrote two other marches, intending first to give the captain his choice, and then make him a present of all the three, as a re turn for his liberality. Next morning the; captain returned, and asked for his march. "Here it is," said the composer. The" captain asked to hear it on the pianoforte, and, having done so, laid down the thirty guineas pocketed the march, and walked away. Haydn tried to stop him but in vain the march was very good. "But I have written two others," cries, Haydn, "which are better; hear them and " take your choice." "I like the first very well and that is enough," answered the captain. pursuing his way down stairs. Haydn followed trying out "But I make a present of them,' -"I won't have them," roared the seamen, with a nautical assererance, and bolted, out at the street door. Haydn determined not to be done, disco verd the name, of the ship and . her commander, sent marches on board with a polite note, which the captain, surmising its contents, sent back unopened. Haydn tore the marches into a thousand pieces, and never forgot the liberal English humorist as long as he lived.