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VOLUME IV.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY. NOVEMBER 6, 1852.
NUMBER 35.
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FREMONT FREEMAN:
J. S. FOEKS. Bittr frtltsker
Th F.e.ie publi.had erery BBtardaj
.J01Go la Bnklu4'i aning-,
Mry; Fremenl. Saadnafcy coBaty .Okie
. ' TERMS.
m i.. :i..Lbn.irur. 150
r.i"i.,a....BdBward.1toB.Bddreae 1 37
S22Xwl! Jk.k 75. Th. dif-
rereoceia thelerme between Ihe price on pepere
4VlieredintownBndtho.eeentby m.il.isocca-
Jiaed ay the expens ai enrrj
Wheathe moneyienolpn.diB.ueanc,..
T Dollar will be charged it peio w,.
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; ,r" "' I if ol paid until after the expiration 01
r,TbJL.UrB..illb..trietly.dl..r.dto.
p.... First see that you have
p." fU.Pb.t1rr;.a wi.h t...op; notify
1 P. Master of roar desire, aad k him to ao-M.a-d.f
hi. fra-Ma. h. i.a.lh.r
mj la del ef your wih ta di.c..t.nne.
' RATES OF ADVERTISING
Oaetqaare IS'iuee f
Oo .sell additional!
insertion.
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Bnainesa Directors.
"FREMONT FREEMAN
JOB PBINTIMO OFFICE
We, re a.w prepared to o ? A.",1' '
weataud .speditioo manaar.and nponther.ireM
rma; almeat all deacriptiona of
JOB PRINTING;
SUCH AS
BosibbmCabd,
Ci.coiabs. -Habdbill.
Cavaloocss.
8aow Bill.
lorries Blakli,
Lawtib' BlASBI,
SJ .ITl
Bill Hbad.
Bill or Loi,
CaaTiriciTC.
DbATTS,
Rills.
Bask Chick,
LnOum
Ball Tickkt.btc. .etc
W. would y ta tho.e of onrfrie.de who M .in
,.t af -eh work, "'fXl?
doaa, when It eaa o eon. a-
I. O. O. F.
r- V. 77. meet, at the Odd Fel
, , h.ii. hi Bncklaad'a Brick Building, every
Satarday evening. - '
PEASE Ac ROBERTS,
:f mabot AcroBVas or
Copper, Tin, an Sheet-lroa Ware,
ABO DEALKB .,'
StwTeStWwwl, Ri SBeej-elts, Rfs,
Oid Copper, Old Stores, 4c, Ac :
ALSO, ALL SORTS OF OKKTJW TASIM KOTIOHS
Pease' Brick Block,
FREMONT. OHIO. 32
STEPHEN BUCIiIAJri A. CO.,
eXALSKS IH
Dr?rs, Meaiclaes, Faints, Dye-Staffs,
Books, Statlenaay, k.t
FREMONT. OHIO.
GEORGE W. OliICK, .
Aaaoraterrand CoanMI' nt lwt
FREMONT. OHIO.
OfFrfjeOm-oor east of A. B. Taylor' Pi w
Jalvl9, l51.
BFJCKIiAXB & EVERETT,
Attorneys n4 CoTraseBom t law,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
WILL attend to ProfeaaKina! hoeineii and Lund
Agewrr ra 8aadapbT and adioiniii-roontie.
Oancs 2d Storv BocklaaiTa BJwk. Fremoni.
R. P. Bocn.AD.l tHoBB EvanrrT.
January 1st. 1P5?.
mCKIMSOH a: HAYXES,
Attorney at Lw,
AH awaTaeee nlrated to their care will he
wromptar aTtenlred to. Offlee the eame heretofore
aacapiedhyHoa. L. B. Otrs..ra Backland' Block.
E. T. Dicaraeoa. ' Gaa. R. Hatb.
Fremont Dee. 13, 185'.
CHESTER EDCEUTONl
Attorney and Counsellor at fjaw,
Aad Solicitor in Chancery, will carefully attend
alt profeasional baainess left in his charge. He
will alee attend to th eolteclioa af claiwte Ac, in
ai and adjoining eoontiee.
Office Second Won Bnckland'tBlor.
FREMOMT, OHIO. 1
hivcry
Stable.
IRA SMITH,
GIVES aotice to theeitisrns of Fremont . and the
public generally, that he still eonlinnes lo car
ry oaths hoe basines in all its branches and
forma. He hae madetdditmnstohi stock of
Horses, Carriage-, Buggies. Accj
and I new prepared to acconmdie H If
avor him w ith a call.' Horses aud carriages
0 For Parties or Funeral
eaa be had at any moment. Covered and open
bnggieafor men of baiaes or pleasure, on the
shortest aolice.'i;
Riding Hordes of the bast bottom,
always oa hand. Thaatrieteelaltration psid.so
that all who call shall ba accommodated wilhoui
delay. Team for
Carrying Paaseager or Movers
to any part nf the eeaatry, always on hand.
Thoae wishing aav thing in the above line, will
do well to give him a trial, a he feel confident they
' will ba aatisfied, both aa to teams and prices, Ihe
former warranted toearry pengerte their desti
nation ia the (horteat poeaible time, and the Utter
, ha aa raaonabla aa aonibla. By strict attention
a Ka.iaaaa. he hone to merit a liberal share of
pablie patronage.
Staales No arlv op-oaitn Norton' Foundry.
Frameat. Hov. 2", 1850.
fallible Laid for Sale.
THE sabeeriber will cell 160 aerea of ezcellea
timbered land, lying near Hemer'e Cornera.
LA. Q.. RAWSON.
Fremaat. May Sd, 1&5I w.
; PERFUMER Yt
ROSE Hair Oil, Or Marrow.
Bear' Oil Maccassar Oil,
Bandoline Fixatrice, Pbiloeomb,
Cream of Roses and Lilys,
CoIogae.Rose and Lavendar Water, dec,
, just received, at Bucklakd's.
PLEASE CALL aad look at my assortment
of Creekerv and Glass-ware.
May 34. 1851. J. T. MOSS.
T, RATER
BOOKs and Ouiircl Service A
X Bplendidaasortme1.'ri rii 3lr to 3. l
BUCKLANDtfe GO'S
BIBLES. A large lot of Family Bible frmii
f t 50 ta $6. Alss, rocket, Clasp, Tack, and
PolyglattBibiesaadTeatamentrat
" BtJCItLAKD8. -
WATER LIME.
LARGE quantity nf Water Lime for sale
A
at the Grocery and Provision store ,.t
O. M. TiLLOTSON.
Joaa7I85L '
Tillot son&Tyler,
RESPECTFULI.T anaounca to theeiti
iea ofSaoduekv and adjoining eounllre, that
thev have jnatreplen'iehediheir Grocery with larg
aaa1 complete Slock, and are now prepared lo eupply
their Old Customer and all who may favor theai
.iik ikirnini. with irt thine in their line.
traduced price. Theirstoek consist, io part of j
Sag-are, Coirct Tetti, Spice.
Pepper, Balnea, Tbaccv,Bgan,
Unto. Pwler, Snot, dkc, e.
togetherwith a large aad euperior aeeortmentof
: , ears -a ijT JbTb ar SE3 ess:
made from reflnedloafaugar. They keep onband
a anperior article ef
WINES, BRANDIES AND GIN!
which will be eold cheaper Ih.n the ..ineartiw.
le can be bought at any other etablihment in re-
ot. They alaohave choice lot or
WHISKEY!
which willheaoldfrom 34 t36 eeniepergaiioa
he best article in town, the assertion, of to
Iheeontrarr uotwithitsnding.
Lemonade, Mead, Cront and Beer.
.... -Jt ll knaai... Illlir..
ti tf.,1 t.ika imhlie for their heretofore liberal
patronage, we respectfully eolicit a continuance of
the same. ...
Fremont. April 13th, 15! No. 5 I y.
FREMONT HOUSE;
AND GENERAL
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, O.
WM. KESSLER. Proprietor.
T JR. KESSLER, annoonces tothe Traveling
IVI Pnklieih.t h has retnmed to the above well
known staad and ie now prepared to accommodate
in the best manner, an wno roaj ..
their patronage.
Noefforta willba spared to promote thecomrort
and eoneenience of Coest.
ILJGoodSTABLiaandeBraiai ustlbbsib at
tendance.
Fremout.NoYrober24,lB43 dt
A. McXElL.
Upholster & Paper Hanger
SAA DUSKY CITY, OHIO.
Sandaikr city. May 17, 1851.
JAMES UOIGHERTY.
Licensed Auctioneer!
FREMONT. OHIO.
GIDEON HATCH, Tailor f
WOULDioform hifrindnd the public, inat
he ha takn room t Ballville, where he
ntend carrying ob Ihe above nusiuees.in aim
branche. and hope by punctual attention ana
ongeiperiencein hiatrade to merit and receive a
hare or patronage.
N. B. Cuttinr of garment of every description.
attended to in the most fashiouablestyle. and war
ranted to fit.
Also, ha is A rent for Pawls' Pain Killer
afresh supply just received and forsale by
tilUe.Uii XlAlt-.il.
Ballville, July 13. 1850 18
FASHIONABLE TAILORING.
PHILIP MAXWELL,
WOULD reapectfollv announer thel be ha
Removed his Shop, one door
South of LeppclmaB's Jewelry Shop,
opposite Ileal" Qnariers, wher he will be happy
lo wait nn hisold nuntomersand all who need any
ihing in hie lii'e. ir
If von want voo ywriHeiile ttiaoe ap Rtwni,
MAXWFLI..
S B. riirlai I'tientinr .h'i to cutting. and
warranted tn fit if ;.r,.;-"' i- hi!- I'
Fremoni. April 9". IWJ.
fiEEF A- 11IJGG,
i irorae'Mtt t an . Vil-citom iaCheincery,
V ' :- v'wr 'leir uiifliri,leil silent ion to profession.
. I ij. is inirusl-d m their enre iu Saudnaky anil
h nurning ooii!h.
Officii In the second stnrv of Buckland Block.
FREMONT, OHIO.
llta J. V. CiOOIISOA,
RESPEt'TFUl-LY .viulfrt h- t, rv'n . it. Ui
ppitple of BfUevpe nn.l vinMiift.
:ptcml ttllfirtinw pivrt 10 Diat"ai ) Chs1ilrn
Din of th E. TorMl him) C'hr-nt.
O Orfiflt in 4Moor,ii Arcudp," Monrop wreri.
whnn h maty be foonl nicl rtity. wiit-ii ot
prftr,tiuit1v it.riizp't. Chnrprfu utoil r-ile.
Bi:-nr Mav l. .852. 3n.
VIa 1 Parker inrgcon lenlisl
Pifai ESTETFULLY i tirir t'-n-feitsioiiit service
Frt-iinHit nii.l vieiiiiiv, al! op-
nrfSfi v si r io ti anil hennlv nf
ihr isittur' lt-etii. it ffi- 1'it-r'rtioti of irtihr iHi tfeXiif
t, -tt or si1v-r f!at, riowe iu the netTt!
'a. tat il 1 mat A 4 fiat mil t I ha It -! i 1 1 HFi ttt fat
meiflHow in one, consequently tie flutters hunt ell
that he is frepured In render enlne Kstiftfaction to
(hose who insy desire iiis.iid io any branch nfthe
profession
LethAan ElhrHiliniitilfrtd, i-e(i -Ttrttct--'
wilhoot paii. if rie"tfcl.
Officii. C!df.ir. Rrii-k finiMiuu. . 'V
RiAf'putTiCf'.
Frentont Jhii. 24, H51.
From the Laws and Il?gulattunr of th Pc' OlRc
Department.
Chaft. 7, Sec. 59. V hen thn imti! xrr'tVf .-ii
Sudav. he (the imlitHter) ilike liit ofri(-'er
for one hour or uire, if the uhli" entiveneiice re
quire it, after ihe ttrrieal nH HPitnrliiient I he roof,
unletwit be durine the time f puhlie worehip; in
which caae he will keep ihe nlT.ce open for one hour
or more, if necessary after the aatne has ceased.
The above regulation will be observed at this
office. I. M. KEELER P. M.
Post Office, Fremont Jan. 1851.
JANFIELO &M ITCHELL
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALEBS IN
HARDWIRE, NAILS AND IRON,
PUNTS, OILS, VARNISH & BRUSHES,
Lamps, Brittania and Jappaned Ware;
ROPES A NO CORDAGE;
Gus & ristols, Powder & Shot.
STOVES AND PIPE;
MANUFACTURERS OF
Tin and Copper Ware, at th ign of the Padlock
and Stove, in Ihe Store formerly occupied by E. N .
Cook, opposite th Bank.
Fremont, Dec, 38, 1850.
SOCIAL HALL.
THE subscriber i prepared to furnish Social
Hall, in Buckland's Brick Block, for
rnioB fartles, Sorles, Lectures, kc.
a nasooableterme: and also refreshments,
' , best style tn the shortest uolicet
J. F. R. SEBRING.
moat. Aagnst 3, 1850.
PORTAGE COUNTY
Mntiial Fire Insurance Company.
R. P. RUCK LAND, Agent:
FREMONT, OHIO.
on It. J. BH'F.
CiintinufMiti- jr i';tic' nf Mmiicim in Frmont
Hiid Mdjucent country.
Jbffce, hs furmt'flv, on t1 rontstreet, oppo
site Uttnl's new builclint;.
Fremont, 2iov. 23, 185a 87
flottrg.
VTatchiaf.
The following lines are printed from the
proof-sbeetslol the volume of poems soon to
be issued by L. Collier, from the pen of Mrs.
Euilt C. Jddbok. The poem wak evidently
written io the East, during Mrs. Judson's
lonely watches by the bedside of her husband.
New York Recorder.
Sleep, love, eleepT "
The duty day is done.
from afar th freshing breeze sweep
Wide over Ihe grove of balm,
Down from th towering palm.
In at th open casement cooling run.
And round thy lowly bed.
Thy bed of pain,
Bitlnug thy patient head,
I ike grateful showers of rain.
They comet
White the sick eurWins, Waving la and fro,
Fan the sick air;
And pining, ihe shadows come and go,
With gentle human care.
Companionate and dumb
The finsty day is done.
The iiijiiit begun;
While trayinl watch 1 keep.
Sleep, iove. sleep;
I ther- no maific in the touch
Ol finger ihuu iloal love sa much?
Fain, would I hey scatter poppies o'er thee
now.
Or with soft caress,
Th tremulous lip its own nepenthe press
Upon the weary lid and aching brow.
While prayerful waich 1 keep.
Sleep, love, sleep!
On the pagods spire
The belle are swinging
Their little golden circle in a flutter.
With tales the wooing winds have dared la
alter
Till ihey are ringing
As if a choir
Of golden nested birds in heaven were singing;
And with a lolling sound
The music Hosts around.
And drp like balm into the drowsy ear.
Commingling with the hum
Of the Sepoy's distant drum.
And laxy beetle ever drosning nsar
Sound these of deepest (Hence born.
Like night made visible by morn;
So silent, that 1 sometimes stall
To hear the throbbing of my heart.
And watch, with shivering ernse ef pain,
To eee thy pale lids lift again;
The lisard, with his moose-like eyee,
Peejie from Ihe mortise in surprise
At such strange quiet after day's harsh diu;
Then venture boldly out,
And look about, ,
And with his hollow feet
Treads hi small evening beat
Darling upon his prey
In such a tricksy, winaome sort of wy.
His delicate mtrading seem no io;
And still the curtains swiug,
Bui uoiselessy:
The beli a melancholy murmuring,
A tear were in Ihe sky;
More heavily Ihe shadows fall,
Like th black folding of a pall,
Where jut the rough beam from the wall
The caudle flare .
Willi fresher gusts of air;
The beetle'e drone
Turns to a dirge like,solitary moan :
Night deepens, aod 1 sit iu cheerless doubt
alone.
flit 8 c e 1 1 a n e o u s .
For Ihe Preen, an.
Extracts from the Journal Of
Ifrt. Zva'a M. Shoemaker, who went t Cut
iornia by ihe Orerand H'otte.
LETTER W(
June 29th, 1852.
Deak Pakkkts: Passed to-day the re
nowned S.rtln Springs, which to all travellers
rc sulijccts nf grrnt wonder and curiosity.
Crossed a poisonous stream just before we
renclied them, ground for some distance
Mmui'd soft nn'l miry. These springs, six in
number, are situated upon a gravelly mound,
They come op from the surface of the earth.
some tHStint; if sulphur, and others of soda.
A alien distance beyond them, on the bnnks
f I lie river. Si. am Boat Springs boil up from
uiht to ten feet, with a white foam and roar
ing sound, and are indeed the greatest curi
Obity of all ! the water in one of them, is el 'fir
and very warm, tasting strongly of soda; an
other nenr by, is muddv, and quite cold.
The rocks mound these Springs, wherever
the water boils over them, are of a deep red.
The country for miles around, appears to have
b-r-'n the s;en of volcanic eruptions, or fear
ful i-i :!iq'i!iki-8, and the earth sunds hollow
i- ; empty, iii riding over it Camped near
miiim Indian lentK and trading posts, not far
in .in the springs. They visited our camp, sat
about our fires, and watched us while rating,
both impudent and ignorant I vasparticu-
larly struck, with the dignified bearing ( one
of them, who seated on a prancing steed, ex
tended i is hand in token of friendship, and
wanted to trade his pony for the 'good
sqvaw,' as he called me. This was qute flat
tering to my vanity !
June 30th. After travelling four miles
this morning, we came to the junction of the
roads. The left hand one, which we took, is
Myers and Hackspeth's Cut Off," the other
goes by Fort Hall. We left Bear River here,
and travelled over a valley for ten miles, when
we again ascended the mountains, over which
we slowly wended our way for five miles, till
we reached Willow creek, a stream or the
purest cold water, where we found wild cur
rants and strawberries; here we stopped for
dinner, it being the first good water since we
left Bear river; and a long distance it seemed
to me, having rode on horseback all the way,
and over warm and dusty roads. I was glad
to rest myself till the teams came up. After
eating a dinner of bread and milk, we pro
ceeded onward, and soon after ascended
mountain two miles in height, on the top a
fine spring. After this we descended into a
deep ravine between the mountains, so nar
row and sideling, as almost to apset our wag
ons, being decidedly the worst we hav yet
passed a great many wagons were before
and behind us, raising such clouds of dust, as
I never saw before: this, and riding so far on
horseback, gave me such a headache, that by
the lime weuamp"d,on a branch of Big creek,
1 mlil not sit up have not felt So thoroug-
lv sivk since I left home. To endure days of
sickness on this trip, aod be obliged to rids in
a wagon day after day, over such awful road;
a this must. very bard.
July 1st. Arose almost frte from thepsio
in my head, which prevented me from sleep
ing, ton as bright a moonlight night as ever
visited ibis world of ours. Reached Big creek
this merning, three miles distant, to ths left
it the road ; whre Charles had come in ad
vance of us, and caught some fine trout
Wending our way over the hills for nine
miles farther, we reached March creek, where
we stopped for noon. Then ascended the
mountain gradually for six miles roads very
fine after descending one and a half miles,
reached a beautiful spring at the left of the
road. Camped one mile and a half farther,
on a small stream with excellent grass, and
plenty of cedar and dry willows. The mus-
quitoes have left us and dust is now our prin
ciple annoyance. Although we are now in
tha enjayment of good health, and getting
along evea better than we expected, yet we
olten bnd ourselves counting the days which
shall bring us lo the end of our journey.
bond company continued change of scenery
and bright hope of the future, make our
trip really pleasant I while it is divested of
many of the hardships and privations which
others have sunered. out for these, we
should often sigh for home, and the society of
mends so far distant, that even tbe inter
change of letters is at this time impossible
but having undertaken tbe journey, let us still
exercise tbe fortitude which enabled us to
commence it; and cultivate that cheerfulness,
in which despondency shall have no part
July 2d. We have to regret this morning
the loss of the best cow belonging to our mess,
which died last night from drinking poison
ous water. This will deprive us of milk for
dinner, which certainly is a luxury here.
Have not been out of sight of snow, since we
first came in view of Larime's Peak. Have
travelled 15 miles, and stopped on Gravelly
Creek till evening. From thence we ascend
ed a mountain seven miles to tbe summit, and
descended by a very steep and circuitous
route, both difficult and dangerous. In some
places, the road between tbe mountains was
so narrow, that a driver could not walk be
side his team, while the dust completely cov
ered us, and was of course almost suffocating.
Camped about 1 1 o'clock at night, at tbe foot
of the mountain, and retired to rest; and for
a few short hours, slept as taettly in our wag
ons, as though surrounded by all the luxuries
of the most sumptuous apartments. Our rea
son for travelling at night was, because there
is no water from Gravelly creek for twenty
six miles we brought water from that place,
to prepare our breakfast te-morrow morning.
July 3d. Started early this morning, and
travelled seventeen miles over a good, but
very dusty road. Found some springs in a
valley where we are camped, and shall stay
til! to-morrow morning. Had some potatoes
to-day, which wa bought at a trading post at
$4 per bushel, and butter $1,50 per lb. In
dians visited our camp and as usual begged
for something to eat.
July 4th. This is the 77th anniversary of
our National Independence; and while our
friends at home, have been enjoying a quiet
and peaceful Sabbath, we have been wend
ing our way through the deep ravines, and
mi nuns (prominnced kny) !' the Rocky
Mihiiii in-, far frun tin- fitiinl ot the "church
gomjc liell!" The day iiat. l,evti very unpleas
ant, and we have suffered with the cold in
the afternoon it rained a little enough I hope
to lay the dust, which has been disagreeble
in the extreme. Have come fifteen miles to
day passed one good spring, and a little
stream where we stopped for dinner crossed
a branch of Raft river, and camped on it for
the night Rode on horseback this afternoon,
and while waiting for the train, picked a milk
pan full of currants, of which I have made
some delicious pie. We had a nice dish of
orsters for supper, which John Silsbee bro't
from Cincinnati.
July 5th. Water froze last night, and this
morning is cold and cheerless. Charles caught
a beautiful bird to day, much resembling the
celebrated English magpie. After keeping
it n llitle while, to admire the delicate purity
of its snowy breast, and the. rich green of its
gl etsy wings, 1 released It, that its tranquil
hie mihiiii IIjvv op, in the sylvan shades, and
by the clear springs of its native mountains.
What were ray feelings an hour afterward,
when one of our com puny presented it to me,
all lifeless and culd! 1 cannot but wonder.
how an person, can wantonly take the tile
of so innocent, and beautiful creature! Cross
ed a branch of K tl river about 9 a. m , nnd
the mum river alter dinner, winch was bad
to cross, having very steep banks camped
for the remainder of the day and night imme
diately after, with nothing to burn but grouse
wood, which makes a miserable fire.
July 6th. Crossed three tributaries to
Raft river within a mile after starting, soon
after we left tbe opeo plain, our road leadiog
between high mountain here it began to
grow cold, and lo rain while we were at din
ner hare come fourteen miles this forenoon.
Charles and several others are fishing in a
stream near by, which we have crossed twice
to-day. I can hardly realize that it is harv
est lime at home, for tbe day is like the fall
of the year, cold, rainy and dismal 1 A large
blazing fire, such as Father knows so veil how
to make, would be th most comfortable
thing I can think of it rains so hard we shall
stay here till morning.
July 7 th. Last night considerable snow
fell on the mountains near by, but the sun
is shining now, and gives promise of a pleas
ant day. Passed Pyramid rocks this after
noon have had excellent roads aod running
streams every few miles are now camped
on a little stream, a few miles beyond where
the road from Salt Lake comes into this the
wind blows cold I more like the middle of
Oct than July ! Thin clothing has been of
but little use to us thus far on our journey
the nights being always cool, hare slept in
flannel sheets all the way.
July 8th. Rode on bore-back over the
mountains passed Black Alder Creek this
afternoon and camped on Goose Creek dry
willows to burn, and plenty of the finest
gooseberries and currents and have had fine
roads all day.
More anon. LUCIA.
K3r Lr. r rancis doubts that there ever
was a man who blew out his brains, and for
this reason, that people who aim a borsa pis
tol at their heads, have no brains to blow out.
t3 Dobbs says all the objection he has
got to a sea voyage, is the quantity of ugli
ness it gives rise ta The first trip he made
lo Liverpool, two trunks were fighting a band
box the whole blesied time.
Does John Natl lire Her.
Th following amusing story ef a celebra-
laa practical joker of Boston, Hunbo Mackay,
a wia in men. x. Arutcnmao.
One cold, raw November night ia tbe year
is , me wina oiew as tnougn it would blow
down old Fauneil Hall St the rain fell in such
torrent that Bunker Hill wa nearly washed
away. The sky was as black as all round
my hat!" and the air wa compounded of
that delightful mixture of frost and moisture,
in which there is enough of ihe latter to open
the pores, while the former goes directly to
the heart In the midst of this rambling of
me elements, a tali ngure might De seen win
ding steadily along through narrow streets
and lonely alleys, shod with a pair of fisher
man' boot, and enveloped in a huge pea-
jacket, for indeed rubber and Mackintoshes
were unkoow in those days, until it halted
under ths window of a lone cottage, at some
distance from the town, and, the family bar
ing been some time in bed, knocked violently
at the door. At first his rude summon was
unanswered : but after repeated thumps, a
bed room window was thrown up, and a
voice demanded who was there?
"Pray, sir," said Mackar. for it was he.
''will you be kind enough to tell me if a per
son named Nutt lives in this neighborhood !"
To be sure he does," replied the voice
from the window ; "he live here."
-I am glad of that!" laid AL "for the
night ia very stormy, and I have something
of great importance to communicate to him."
Uf great importance, did yon say 7 1 know
of nothing very important that can concern
me at this hour of the nigbt; but whatever it
is, let us hear it I am tbe person you want."
"Speak little louder, if you please, ' said
M. "I am somewhat desf, and the spout
makes such a noise. Did you say your name
was Nutt I"
Certainly I did ; I wish you would make
haste to communicate whatever you have to
say, for I have nothing on but . my shirt 4r
nightcap, and the winds is whistling through
me, nation cold."
Have you got an uncle in Boston child'
less and very old worth ten thousand do!
lars?"
At thi question a long-pointed white
nightcap was thurst oat of window ; and in
an instant, together with the shirt-collar that
followed, it was saturated with rain.
"What did vou say about an uncle, and
len thousand dollars I There is my uncle
Wheeler is very old, and very rich ; but what
about him?"
;Ob ! nothing at yet, till I am certain of
my man. 1 here may be a great many jN utts
here. It is John Nutt I want"
"I am the man 1" said tbe voice in the
night-cap. "There i no mistake. There is
not a msn for 20 miles round with the name
of Nutt but me: and besides my christian
name is John ; and 1 have an uncle in Boston,
By this time the whole back and sleeve of
the shirt were out of the window, tbe tassel at
the end of the white night-cap nearly touched
the green palings in front of the bouse; and,
had there been light enough to have seen, a
painter might have caught an attitude of
straining anxiety, and a face, or rather two
faces, for by this time there was a female
peering over Null's shoulder, beaming with
the anticipation of good fortune to come.
"Well," said Mackay, very deliberately.
"I suppose I may venture to speak out; but
mind, if there is any mistake, you cannot say,
it was my fault"
"No, certainly notl" cried two voices from
the window.
"You say your name is John Nutt, do you ?"
"I do."
"Well, then, all that I hare to say is, may
the Devil crack you!"
The two beads were drawn in like light
ning from the rain; and, as the window was
slamed down with a violence that bespoke
rage and disappointment a loud horse-laugh
rose uiion tbe wind, and tbe lover of practical
jokes turned on his heels to trudge home
ward through the mist as Ihe good woman
inside was going in search of the tinder-box
to enable her to hunt dry chemises,shirts and
night-caps.
This story was many years afterwards dene
into verse, after the manner ot loieman the
Younger, by a clever student of Harvard
University, but all that I remember of the
poetry, are the two concluding lines
"Aiiii if your ninie certainly John Nutt,
Whj, then the davel crack you!" ,
Niagara Falls Excelled.
A correspondent of the Oregon Columbian,
given the following glowing account of the
falls on the Skawamish Biver. a branch of the
Siiioniisii, whleh flows into Puget's Sound.
He says:
Again on another visit of exploration, your
correspondent visited the Sinomish River
attracted by tbe report of coal being in the
vicinity, tie found this river more free from
drift and rapids than any other of the
streams of Puget's Sound For fourteen miles
the navigation is open, clear and placid with
an average depth of ten feet. Arriving at
the forks, the river assumes two names: that
northward and eastward is called by the In
dians the Skawamish the other is now re
cognised by the whites as the Sinomish it
self. Finding the indications of coal rather
doubtful, yonr correspondent, accompanied
by Col. Edward Warbass, was persuaded to
go up the river, carried away by the enconi
ums of the Indinna, who spoke enthusiastical
ly of a lofty precipice over which tbe stream
tumbled. Thirty hours of alternate rowing,
paddling and polling, brought our party to
tbe foot of the most magnificent sight whioh
has ever blessed the eyes of an Oregonian.
The whole river is compressed to th limits
of sixty-fire feet, and within that width, with
a volume of fifty -fire thousand cubic feet per
minute, it has a perpendicular descent of two
hundred and ninety-three feet Your cor
respondent above, looked down with wonder
unon bis friend Warbass below, and was
vidvidly reminded of the seen in "Lear."
And dizzv 'ti to east ene'e eve so lew.
The crows and chough that wing the midway air,
Show searce so gross as betles; halfway down
Uanga one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade!
Melhinks be seems no bigger than hi bead.'
Old Books. There is a Bible in Cinoin
nati printed in the rear fourteen hundred
and erven-nine, thirteen years before the dis
covery of America. Though it has been re
bound several times, the paper Bnd print are
still firm and clear, and it bids fair to last
four centuries longer. There is a still older
copy at Worcbester, printed at Venice in
1447. . - -
I HEBE.
Come, maiden af Ihe golden earl,
The fluttering fears resign,
Here, pledge me with that rosy lip, -Aod
say thou arill as mine.
My joy, my pride,
My awn aweet bride.
Sole empress ef my so I,
Th cherub ki,
Will seal my bliis,
How'rthe world may rl.
Twsre vain to praisa thy angel harass, -
A vain to breath a vow;
I fell that I have loved before.
But worshipped ne'er till new,
I cannot tell
The paeion-wll
That serges iu my breast
A tide that nena
But thee alone
Can ever hash ta rsst
I'm jealau of Ihe very breete, '
That wee thy eilkea haln .
I grudge to ee the fairest flower.
Thy balmy kissee share.
And oh ! if lovs,
Availed above.
My wish wars wilder yet
On m these eyee.
Alone shsuld ri.
On mi alone should set
Then fling those lingering fears away.
Thy every care give o'er.
And lay that beating breast t mine.
To part it never more,
No-joy for me.
But loviag thee.
No real but where then art.
To pu!e or fame.
But iu thy name, .
No home but io thy heart.
The Dead Bride.
A sweet morning in Autumn, when the
air breathed through the fragrant sheve of
grain, and the sun with us golden kisses
burnished the rich clusters of purple grapes.
There was unusual joy in that old mansion,
hidden away amid the unshorn tree of God's
aweet country.
Within its antique patlor a nuptial ' group
had assembled, and the blooming daughter
of an hcmorable house was given up to bim
who had won ber heart just at the budding
of her now consumate beauty.
It is a hallowed hour. . Stand back, rain
thoughts, empty world, cynical and unfeeling
hearts there is no room for you in a scene
like this. This is the place for honest feeling,
and pure tears, for earnest wishes snd tremu
lous prayera. - Heaven break its choicest
blessings upon tbe bead of the beautiful pair
as did the'wornan at the fast break tbe ala
baster boxof precicus ointment upon the head
of the Man-God. a '
"And the twain shall be one fleshy
Nothing shall part them now. Nothing? Nay
save death.
A short week has passed. A funeral train
threads its way solemnly, quietly, over the
road that so lately rejoiced iu the passage of
wedding cortege. The bride i there her
wedding garments are upon her tbe orange
blossoms are not yet withered but the
features are so still so cold alas! the mighty
hath been there. In a moment in the
midst of her raptures she passed away to
Heaven, as one bloweth out a taper.
This is no fancy sketch. Friendship here
leaves a record, which painfnl fact suggested.
The tomb never closed upon a sweeter tenant
Heaven never opened to a brighter guest
There is one who will go about mourning all
his days to whom may Infinite Lore be
gentle.
How stange are the problems of life.
Who can fathom their mysteries or reveal their
issues 7
Paradoxical hit at the Times.
The following amusing satire we copy from
tbe New York Times:
"It is one of tbe worst annoyance of pov
erty that it debars a man fiom many privile
ges, which, at first glance, seems to be his
exclusively. A rich man can afford to dress
more shabbily than a poor one. A wealthy
merchant can afforn to wear a shabby coat.
but his clerk, on three hundred a year, must
wear one of the latest style and having the
exactesl fit. A man owning a block of city
houses can afford to rent the story of one
cheaper than any one of his own, for his fami
ly residence; but bis penniless neighbor must
take a whole house, have his ' name on the
door-plate, and nobody else's sign on the
front or give up his hopes of getting into
business. A banker's wife can afford to re
ceive calls in a six-penny calico dress; but
the lady of our friend, whose only earthly
means are his salary of a thousand per an
num, mast never be seen in her parlor but in
silk, or something equally costly. An heiress
goes into the country with a three-shilling
bonnet and looks so "neat and lovely." with
out a grain of jewelry about her; while the
journcman milliner must wear her four dol
lar bonnet and be loaded with gollen orna
ments, all to come out of her three dollars
wages per week. A rich man may amuse
himself of a morning playing the Croton up
on his sidewalk and the plants in his yard.
If we, in our mediocuty, if not in our poverty.
do it, we must rise with the sun. and be
through with the refreshing exercise before
our neighbor looks out of his front door, Or we
aredegraded to the level of a "man-servant"
Your millionarie can refuse to subscribe to
a benevolent effort; we are mean if we de
cline. If he gives of his income a fraction
whose numerator is a unit, and its denomi
nator a sum larger is . applauded. When we
give to the amount of the hundredth part
of our salary, we are ashamed. A doctor of
divinity can afford to wear a "shocking bad
hat;" the young licentiate must always sport
a new one, and one not bought in the Bow
ery either. A wealthy physioian can afford
to make bis calls on foot, aa Dr. John Mason
Good always Hid when his practice amounted
to more than $10,000 per annum, or avail
himself of an omnibus when it wa on his
route. The young and unknown physioian,
who feels that he is as rich as CreOMus in
the remote prospects of $1,400, must make
his calls in a gig. or cease to attena tne pat
ron out of whom be confidently expects to
get one quarter of that very respectable
amount of money. A lawyer io geod prac
tice can afford to walk leisurely acroo tbe
Park. A yonng and briefless limb Of the law
must always carry package tied with red
tape, always long heated, perplexed and over
run with busines.
"And a wealth of reputation is sometimes
no less serviceable than money. Uensral
Cass, when he addressed 'the unterrified' at
Tammany, could afford to throw off hi coat,
stock and rest Your unknown orator, who
nerer was a defeated candidate for anything
higher than Inspecter-of Elections, must buy
a new coat for such n occasion, and spend
an extra half hour at the ' barber's before
venturing hi speech. " . - . .
One Secret oft Happy Life.
We were in company the other day, '
the Youth Penny Gazette, with centlemsa .,
apparently fifty or sixlr year of age. whorta. . -.
ed in substance tbe following language: -Were
I to lire my life orer again I should
make it a point to do a kindness to a fellow he- -
ing whenever I had the opportunity. I re
gret very much that my habit hae been to-:
different that I have induced feeling a un
like those which would lead ta such a Mitu '
of Ufa. . . . -
It has been too much my way to let other-?
take care of themselves while I tnmk
myself If come little trespass wa committ-
ed on my rights, or if I suffered some (tight
inconvenience from the thoughtlessness
SelfishneSS Of Other. I WSS Sraatla .nr..4 t
and aometime used harsh and reproaciful -
language; lewaraa use ouenoer. -
In satisfied that m, owa harmiaeaa m:
greatly impaired by this course, and thetmf
conduct and example contributed to lb trn-
faftnM ant unl. f I . . . -
wm .uuopptiicea m vtoerav
It Wat but the other dev. eonfinnaJ tVti .
gentleman, that I was passing along; the
street, and coachman was attempting to
draw a light carriage into a coach hause.
He tried once or twica withnnt hukwuis
just aa I came up the carriage occupied the ' -
uwcoi uw siae wan and prevente
passing. TheJellow looked aa if it
be exactly so, and there was something like -
a fvOnf snnlnnn i- L II T. . ... I
M.au. huu,vi. , ,i, un aUlUC At VU Dl VT W-
tongue to say. "In with tour hrmh ;
and not let It Stand hern blrvlrinr. nn ,K. ....
sage." But a better influence prevailed. -1-
. . . . . . , . . . . ...
want hi ,ne rear oi tne carnage and said
"Now. try again, mr mod Cllnwl" '.kit.
with the end of mv umbrella T rrava sr. liittA
push, and in tbe carriage went, and out cam-
the pleasant "Thank ye sir much obliged.'
I would not have taken a twenty dollar bank
note for tbe streak of sunshine that this otw '
little act of kindness threw orer the rest tf ;
my Walk, tO SaV BOthino- of the Kahtninir,
of the coachmen's face. - . r j,.
And when I look back on mv infiiimnn. -
with my fellow- men all th war lnne 1 m
confidently say that I never yet did a kindness
to a human bejng without being happier for f
It So that if I was oorernerl hw IK-k :
rootives,and wanted to lira tha
could, I would iust simrjlr ohev. tha Rihh, s
precept to do good unto all men, a I had ep-
All this was said with an alf of sincerity,
and deep conviction which wa eannnt mr- i
to our report of it And doe the experience of
tne youngest ef renders confirm nr contradict
thi statement ? Is there a bey or girl among' a"
all of them who eaa eajr "I did a kind at
once t my brother, or. Kster. of plajasta,
and wa afterwards sorry far it 1 should '
bare been bannier if it had ham aw mtnnr ;
on." It i very likely that a kind Set has : '
iu rcquuwa or misconstruea : out II it was '
- r a, . .- ... .
penurmeu wiiu proper leeunga, it I MceTteM
to warmth. '
We counsel oar veins feient llian t
every opportunity of contributing to the good
of others. Sometimes a smile will do it Of
tener, a kind word a look of sympathy or'4
an acknowledgement of obligation. Some-"f
times a little help to a burdened shoulder, or ''
a heavr wheel, will ha in r.laeo ftimaiinu
a word or two of good counsel, a reasonable '
ana gentle aomonition, and at others a stig-""
gestion of adrantage to be gained, and a"":
little interest to secure it, will be received with 4
lasting gratitude.3 And thus every instance '
ofkiudnes done, whether acknowledged or"-
not, opens up a little well-spring of happi-t;
nets in the doers own breast, the flow of "J
which may be made permanent by habit ' '
From the New York Observe.
Rest for the Weary Soul. :
"O, whrhall rest be found, .. ,
Rest for Ihe weary soul?"
It is not the slave who toils in the tropieat . .
sun who feels the sentiment of that line: hard"
work in the field is often the sweet opiatef"
and precious is the sleep of tbe laboring maa,
when his day is done. Rest for the body eaa :
be had anywhere. A prison floor has often
been a pleasant couch. It is the soul that '
wants rest and cannet find it The soul, tired
of the turmoil of life, and fretted with its
ever-recurring vexations, and sickend by tbe
j; . . ... .
sore disappointments tnst come over it every
day, weared and worried, cries out in bittot-
ness, 0, where shall rest be found!
No evil ia wholly evil! thi is oo of tha ;
bright gleams of light that streams in noon all ,
nights, even the darkest . No evil ia wholly -evil
Behind the darkest cloud the sun shines ,
or the stars. All our trial and sorrows
hare elements of good in them ;. hopeful fut
ures which smile unon ns in centU renrnnl
of our unbelief and discouragement. ' Now
and then, as the swift shuttle passe,! wa -i
catch .glimpses of bright threads, . weaving
memseives into tne aarf weool our amicliont
Hidden relations of event are discovered m 7
this or that direction, where we did not look
for them. And by and by tbe feature good. ,?
which at first wss shut out by the nearer eviL
begins to lift .itself into the fire of vision:
and we feel our faith increasing, and eon- - .
firmed at last, in the all wiae action ot tUe.-j
infinite power and love of the father.'
i rj i
Wass. Some curious persons hare bea
at the trouble of annalyxing history, or, io '
other words, human nature. The following ".
is the gratifying chemical result; Fire bunr
dred years of history contain 75 years of re't.
gious war, 273 of foreign da. 77 of civil d,.,
175 of peace or exhaustion. In the t7S
year of war there were 184 pitched brttlr.-
A miafrac nKuiyv i n n tta, tiav V aa .
. , mpi W
much addicted to Methodist hymns, asked her -if
she belonged to the church ? "No," she-
replied, "not exactly a .member, bat I haver '
rSmain VitAlf in aafa mtaitirrt
you mean. MK 1 doa'i (io Wp krr :
nnd with domtioU maanftr,) X knii
: w.kaaw T aw.aa.ra T saw.. Osel .an .a. a ..,'a.. '
WHP4 eV aHwliB W eaBVaa la ej TyenVfW. a
awawasalHa.aamsaQ.M-Saa.aaaBMW J '
srjfBjr , ai imiii uw suvuut aav nv aa
to make hoot by swallowing "sherrf eoblwr
ha just got out a work ia which be attempt- .'
to prove that by eating hop you will acquire
a knowledge of waltzing. - Queer old, custo '
mer, isa t he. ;.
Historians say that tte bM frtjebsotwj
spirit which formerly distinguishe4,Jerrri.
ny, has completely died .;pot. ' Thiayfeay be
so, still the habit of charging tea guilders fori
mossing tbe wearing appear! of eeery per- '
son who go up it. Kl)iae, dtrtjook like it.

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