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BY S. CLARK.
"Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures." .
$1.50 In Advance
PERIIYSBURG- WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1854.
Jenny's New Year's Sleigh-Ride.
Every body said young Blackwood was in
love with pretty Jenny Lee. So also, said
his long-continued attention ; so said his
manner; so sa,id his eyes; 'but so did not
k;i v his tongue.
It was provoking, for lie had every reason
to hope. Jenny's thy, pretty manner told
him almost as plain as words, "Speak, and I
1-.UI Mr. inaeiv-jnoor
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wood til l not speak; and what was worse,
dog-.n-th-m inr-hke. he k-pt others away
froin wnat lut oi l not seem disposed to enjoy,
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thunder cloud, did any other young man so
much as lai" tof-pealt to tns jenny : lor any
am vonrs lor tlie osKing
e. to dkk li r To dance was an unheard
ti-mniv. li - urrogst'rd to hunsHi the ex-
cinsive right of waiting on her ; of directing:
h-r; ye?, som-tim sol' scolding her.
Yet with all this assumption of supre.nia-j
'v, my lord had never deigned to ch-clare his
never offered liis hand :
ni-nt whatever existed u-'tween them.
KvcryliOily thought it c.y sirrnig". and Jen
ny pouted a little, and, in lu:r inmost lieart.
tlioug.it so too.
How J. nny h id plenty of spirit in general,
Mid this unuli it nil the more vexatious, that
Mo Lionel he so meekly tnme and patient in;
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.o a o,,k. u , j u npi.-.a upun
and lord-'d oy.-r by one who had not the!
vhnrtou-of rt rig.it t control hrr
re fact is and I may as well cnnless if,
the poor little t,m,g was so much m love
..iat s.ie did not know how to manage at
So things went r:i, and so, perhaps, th"y
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ii-kt il hniM iv'iiti rrninfT n Irtltna i :u- w t
ul at ontv, J know not whether from some
mm irom a innin, or mai jenny s nuuvr-'
pint was at la. -4. htoined. certain it is that
.i gr?;U and notable f.h.inge came ov:r h-r
A charming sh igl.ing exciiision had h?"n
jirojucled for tiii tippronching New Year's
-men, uud as munv
ADout ten gen:.;
ladies, were tu 'make tlie party. They were
o ride ah.ut flte. n n. lies into the country,;
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nave n .M.pp r ,:!, ! (, ;i;,c; . ,nui uien return
clX? h? !';'1,;i!',:-lif- As each geinl.Mnan
wn to provide his own vc.i.cle, and take a;
ady, there was an eagr compeUtion lor the!
hop ir of rscortwig the l;ivon!e belles
"ioung Jlaciwood, witn his usual nonc.ia-,
leruv, was in no liaste to s-curu Jenny s com-'
panionship, h-il in his own good lime cou-j
descended to say to her, carelessly,
'Jenny, you will i id j with me, of
said Jennv, "but Mr.
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Collins has already been so kind as to
"Eh! What?" cri-d Blackwood, start-
ing, and scarcely believing that he heard
aright, " you don't mean to say that you are
going with him?'
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Young Blackwood turned on his heel, and
walked away. He felt himself an indignant
.ind ill-used man. The shocking bad tem
xt into which he fell was far from being
sweetened bv finding that his dilatorious-
ness had procured him the honor of escort-
ing u young lady, worthy, doubtless, but
somewhat -laded, and very silly ; the last;
choice of oil who were to be of 'the party.
New Yesir's day nrrived, bright and pro-'to
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piuuus., mis mio is in exceuein order tor
It had bepu arranged that the whole party!
should assemble at a certain rendezvous, so!
as to set out together, and as th j appointed
time approached, one gay sleigh after another!
might De seen whirling to the pnot. .- The
prancing horses, covered with silver bells ;
the bells' merry jingle ; the various colors of
the ladies' plaids and dresses; the rich fur
robes,' with their bright lining; and batter
still, the joyous, rosy faces, and the sound
of ringing laughter, made up an inspiring
and brilliant spene, .... I' . , ?j
One countenance only looked out of keep-
ing with the gay occasion. It was our poor
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jjiuciwiuuu u.-s ne sat gioumy uuu uununi, i
beside his elder companion, ilis eye glanced
furtively to, yards Mr. Collins s sleigh; he
saw Jenny's face, bright and Iresh as a ruse ;
: her companion's; he saw that (
j glance of admiration, and he gre
more taciturn than before. I
he. heard her gaily laugh at some witicism of1
rew ten times;
MissMoodv iound mm very dull, and
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; that the. ride was as intolerable to her as
was to him. !
It was over at last, however : and now.!
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I good, warm.
oim a room
fire, arratiff'-ments were h-inrr' mad,' lor the
promised and eagerly expected dance,
On repairing to the dancing room, whore
most of the company were assembled, .Mr.
! Blackwood's eve danced in search of Jenny'
led in tlie large, cneertui, old
'" and having partaken ot the;
bountiful country supper, laid
tt-hcra glowed a bright, hospitable
she was not there, and conjecturing that;
some adjustment ol her dress detained her,
up 'stair?, lie sauntered up and down, the
hall, nervouslv wailing for her
'fiii fuct is, he Irid determined lo make his-
1 peace with h?r by the presentation of a pro-i
: pit iatorv bo'piet. He had procured a verv'
rare and beautiful one in the city, and had,
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, n,e trost, succ;eeded m. bringing it thither,
Jenny soon came trippinggaily down tlie
; stairs. Biarkwood in his heart thoucht h?r:
the sweetest and loveliest creature in the:
; world and that ho would give his right hand
to win one of her old smiles. "With a timid-;
itv ciuitc new to him. he resented his flow-
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uui u-v.a me iiuiior oi ner uanu lor
first, dance. :
Jenny carelessly thanked him
"Siv.' was enguccd to Mr. Collins.'
Might he !:ope for the next, then?''
" No ; tha was engaged to Mr. Summers. "j
Or the nxt?"
" y.'ie hid promised Mr. Howell
Young Blackwood bit his lip, and his old!
ul-iiumor returned: he went into the dan-;
cing room, and sat sullenly in a cnmr. '
lo.ehewing the cud ot his bitter fancy, and
j meditating on what he thought his flagrant;
He -.vatched Jenny, gay and brilliant, dan-!
( dug with first one gentleman, then another; I
laughing and chatting merrily all the time, i
lu truth, the gentlemen, pleased to see her I
once released from thraldom, crowded round
her, and paid her co much attention, that j
j she was, really the belle of the evening. I
! Blackwood's iealous eve saw evervthinr hp
i saw hi own bonnet thrown aside, while on-
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ask'oihrr, presented by he knew not whom, Mr
i Collins, perhaps, was carried constantly in
jker hand and carefully cherished ; he noticed
; every glance ot admiration directed to her,
I he observed every smile she bestowed.
" By George,'' he muttered
little j'ilt--I do believe she returns theirhe
affection." - j
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iiiis, dusnra generuiizauon oi nis jealousy,
might haw opened the eye of a cooler man,!
at last, between
hi clenched teeth, there's not a man in
the room who is not in love with her! and
the coquette the flirt the the th;j
but Blackwood was almost beside himself
with apprcherision, lest the treasure which
! he had by some strange menial process, rome
consider his own ' should stolen' from
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inm. He. t it 't he instability ot his chi m
inpon her, he was alarmed beyond reason bv I
her change of maimer.. '
If. he thought, she. had at last grown tirl I
cf him. (he Ht sure she had loved him j
once,) if she were thinking of sotne one
else, what remained for him, but to throw
himself into the river, or go crazy, for life
had lost every charm for him.
The thought of her riding home with Mr.
Collins was wormwood to him. He dwelt
upon it till the idea became ' insupportable ;
ha, must do something to prevent it. Accord
ingly he went to the gentleman who had
'been voted master of ceremonies, end who
happened tobe a particular friend of his and
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saiu, as careiessiy as ne couiu
" Harwood, my good fellow, vou must do
something for me, I'll do as much for you
any other time. Manage it so that Collins
shall give up his partner to me when we go
Home. I have a particular reason lor wish-
Irnnossible. mv dear Blackwood, what1
a strains reouest. Collins will never cnn-i
itlsent. The prettiest girl of the party, too." j
That's it, that's it," repeated the ago-llin's
nized lover : he'll bo makins love to her on i
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the way noine, ana he 11 otter himseli :
arc; so hasty about these things somatimcs: '
ianu f-he'll accept him and then I
wretched for life that's all. i
poor Miss Moody
I see, I see returned his tried, smiling,
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How Ilarwood managed it, does not ap-j
pear, but his good offices were successful.
-Ur. Loilins meekly tool; his place beside
blackwood, highly elated, handed Jenny
to Ins vehicle, sprang in alter her, and off;
thev set at a furious rate.
Little would it become me. as a delicate i
and high-minded historian, to pry into
report the secrets of a Ult-a Mt sleigh ride, j
I shall only state what all the n-orld knows'
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tliey started, their sleigh was the last to -
reach home ; and the next clay it was no se-j
cret in B. that Jenny Lee was engaged to!
be married to young Mr. Blackwood.
In conclusion I would merely add, for the
consolation of those innocent and inexperi-
enced young ladies who may be displeased
with the cnnrlnsinn nf mv ctnrv nn.l in-
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tne'eunea 10 pity my poor neroine, condemned
to such a morose, tyrannical Blue Beard
of a husband, that married ladies will per-
haps take a different view of the case.
T l.iriT-. t fnp ihom f n n-i-i Tr 1 , i js tiritrni-oi.
- iw-i "urn u tuiijiciuii.,
whether it is probable that the girl who had j
to forget the art when he became her hus
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irariiea now iu manage ner lover, was iirieiyj
IvrnmT Pn, r r Pmv,,r
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is generally supposed that the Chinese will
not learn anything: but no people are more
ready to learn. if it is likely to be attended
with advantage. They have lately been
taught to make glass, and turn out'bronz
argand-lamps and dobes emblazoned with
the London maker's n
(actually export these
Thev like putting an
commodities and are
argand-lamps and globes emblazoned with
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They excel in the manufacture of locks, par
ticularly padlocks. One ot my friends gave
an order to a tradesman to varnish a box,
furnished with a Chubb's lock, of which he
had two keys, and one of these he sent with
the box, retaining the other himself. When
the box came back, he found that his key
would not turn the lock, though the one he
had' given to the tradesman acted very well.
ThinkinT that some trick had h"en nlavpd
accused the man of having changed the
lock ; and after some evasion, he acknowl-
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edged the lact, stating that, on examination
he found it such an excellent one, that he
as free, with the word I
patent as any manuiacturer in uerrnany. (
took it off and kept it, making another ex-
trirant :m.rlff ,t0f r
kind. 'Thev have never made a watch thir
Iwill' keen time, thoudi thev" creatlv prize I
watches, and usually carry ttvo If you
ask the reason of this fashion, their reply is :
"Suppose one makee sick. the. other can
actly like it, with maker's name and every j
thing complete, except that the original key
wuuui not open it. meir rnecnamcai con-juniqua
ri Vfi n ppjs- (tf npr.ill v rim-r cn.n. itp-fanr rf
kind. ' They have never made a watch that
will keep time, though they greatly prize
World. -A Sketcher's Tour Bound the
The JDunkirk Journal says that a gentleman
passed through that village, en route for Cin
cinnati, with some twelve native Chinese
tea culturists, for the purpose of testing the
practicability of growing tea in the vicinity
The Violin Trick.
Some days ago there presented himself be
fore a dealer in ' curiosities, at the Palais
Royal, a young man poorly clothed. " Sir,"
said he, showing a violin which he carried,
" I am a musical artist; this is a season of
balls and soirees ; I have just had & lon
illness, which has exhausted
mnnh t,hnn, if .;n ui t
inwi. ii .uu 11U ItliU Jilt ItU lifllltS
to redeem it I would leave one of the vio
vou see ; for I have two. It is an'-
mluAt ;t r .:ir ..-.i.T
o..-... niuuuiLiii. i ii iil iciuui i.u Lar.t: i i
meniapain assnnn as ilmnt-s tn .,u-' I -Wi?
have earned soma money at balls a-nd
amities." Tim vo-mo -man hnr! c.ifh ar ,hnnt
bearing . that the 'de.aW lent. Inin tn v7o
and kent the violin, which ha hn
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The next day but one a gentleman, well
dressed,: wearing at his button-hole the rib-
hon of the Legion of Honor, was choosing
from the. dealer's stock of goods some shell
work. Seein"- the violin betook it no ex-
aminin it narrowly.' "What is the price
of that instrument?" said lie. "It is not
mine." rrnliprl iho ctinn.l-pPn r-n. ha
audited how lie came to possess it Thi
violin," continued the unknown " i worth
money ; it U a Cremonia. perhaps it's
turns offer him two hundred francs, for it
He is a needy artist, who, it may be will
be obliged, and who can play inst as well
on another violin " Then handing fiftv
francs to the shopman, the unknown Wd
in taking his leave Von will htPn
yourself if the affair succeeds. I will ret
in a fo. ,1,,- "
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two uavs alter th voun
bringing the ten francs to
redeem his vin'in
for which the dealer offered him two hundred
francs. After some hesitation he agreed!
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ine money aim wiiuurew, tameii:
ing the sad necessity which compelled him
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to pirt Willi Ins lavonte. instruineiif. At
the end of a week the dealer, pot having
seen the decorated gentleman, became, sus
picious. He carried the violin to an instru
ment maker, who offered him 'throe fraacs
for it. He acknowledged then, thoughvu
little late, that he had been the dupe oft wo
knaves, whom he described to the police.-
Mr. Fuller of the New York Mirr.-.r
speaking of the natural richness of that por-
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tion of the country through which the Ptock
Island Excursionists will pass, eays :
." We must tell the sportsmen that rsr.-.P
is fat and abundant and the. fa
the soil is rich and inexhaustible. The prai-
rie chickens rise in pairs and fly away on
either side within gun shot from the cars:
and the virgin eauh is wooingly waiting for
the hand of man. What a mighty prepara
tion is here, for feeding the multitudes of the
future, who are destined to "live in clover ;'.
in the.se boundless gardens. 'And why, O
why, will men reek, and rot, and steal, and
starve, in. all our crowded, sickly, filthy
cities, while these smiling plains, like hale
and healthy rural maidens, are longin in
all their lonely loveliness to repay the carts'
and labors of husbandry.
Hannibal, the eccentric colored preacher
ris. rn,t ,1. t,a . ,i ,u v- i..
no ei-rs: nor hatches no rhicltPn? Pnnv U'r
wo'd link, bv seen' him strut round th bnr.r.
of the New York Picayune-, touches up a
certain ' class of beings in the followin"
' Tlr rflAstei
'no eggs nor hatches no chickens, enny
wo'd link, by seen' him strut round the
yard, dat tie laid all de eggs and brought up
all the chickens. He does cle best to make you
tink he does it nil, for no sooner does a' hen
drap an egg, dan he seta up as loud a cack
lin' as de hen herself, in order to pult je
wool ober de eyes ob us silly feller?, and make
us believe he done it, when he am .no more
capable ob doin' de same dan I am, liow
much like eome'laay husbands in dig kongre
gation I could raenshun, who let der viyes
do all de work, and take all de car' ob
family, while dey do all de cacklin'?"