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THE PERRYSBCRG JOURNAL.
BY S. CLARK.
"Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures"
PERRYSBURG, WOOD COUNTY, OIIIO, SATURDAY, SEPETEMBER 2, 1854.
ANGLING FOR A HUSBAND.
FROM THE FRENCH.
Jim a. I)-
who resided at Chaton,
was a lady of the strictest character and of a
heart proof against all allurement. She
prided herself upon her great insensibility
.md hor profound indifferenco had repulsed
all thoso gallants who had ventured to offer
their addresses. The country was for her a
veritable retreat: sho shunned re-union?, and
was onlv hannv in solitude. The charms of
a chosen circle, tho pleasures of tho world
had for her no attraction, and .her favorite re
creation was that of angling an amusement
w orthy of an unfeeling woman.
She was accustomed every pleasant day,
to station herself at the extremity of tho
lonolv island of Chaton. and there with a
hook in ono hand, and hor lino in tho other,
her time was passed in fishing, reading and
A lover who had been intimidated by her
coldness, and who had cover ventured on a
spoken or written declaration, surprised at
her favorite pursuit, one day when ha had
;orae to the island to enjoy a swimming bath.
Ho observed her along time without discover)-,
and was busying himsolf thinking how
ho might turn to his advantage thi3 lonely
amusement of angling.
Ills reveries were so deep and 60 fortunate
that he at last hit upon tho desired plan, a
novel experiment, indeed yot they aro al
ways most successful with such women as
1 rctend to bo invulnerable.
Tho r.cxt day our amorous hero returned
to the island, studied tho ground, mado his
arrangements, and -when Mmo. D had
resumed her accustomed place, ho slipped
awav to a rcraoto and rotirod shelter, and af
ter,; having divested himself of his clothing
ho entered tho stream. An excellent swim
mer and skillful diver, ho trusted to his
aquatic talents for the success of his enter
prise. Ho swam to tho end of tho island
with the greatest precaution, favored by the
chance of the bank and bushes which hung
their dense foliage ahova the waters. In hJs
lips was a note folded and scaled, and arriv
ing on Vac pot whero Mrno. D was
sitting ho rnado a dive, and lightly seizing
the hook he attached the letter.
Mme. D , perceiving tho movoment
of her line, supposed that a fish was biting.
Tho young man had retired as he came;
ho had doubled tho cape, which extending
out into tho water, separating them from
' t:ach other, and regained his post without tho
least noiso in his passage under the willows.
The deed was done.
Mmo. D pulled in her line, and
what was her surprise to ol servo dangling
upon tho bard of her hook, not the expected;
shiner but an unexpected letter.
This was, however, trifling.and her surprise
became stupefaction, when on detaching the!
transfixed billet, sho read upon the envelope
So then, this letter which she hid fished
up was for hor.
Thi3 was somewhat miraculou3. She was
afraid. Hor troubled glance scrutinized the
surrounding space, hut thoro was nothing
to be seen, or heard; all was still and lonley
both on tho land, and tho water.
She quitted her seat, but took away the
letter. As soon as sho was alone, and clos
eted with herself, and as soon as tho paper
was dry a paper perfectly waterproof, and
written upon with indelliblo ink she un
sealed tho letter and commenced it3 perusal.
A declaration of love! cried she at tho first
word; what insolence.
Still, tho insolence had como to her iu such
an extraordinary manner that her curiosity
would not suffice her to treat this letter as
sho had so many other3 piteously burn it
No sho read it quito through. Tho lover,
who dated his noto from tho bottom of the
river, had skillfully adopted tho allegory, and
introduced himself as a grotesque inhabitantj
of the waters. Tho fablo was gracefully
managed, and with the jesting tons which
he had adopted was mingled a true, serious,
ardent sentiment, expressed with beauty and
The next day Lime. D returned to
the island, not without emotion and some
traces of fear. Sho threw her line with a
trembling hand, and shuddered, as a moment
after sho perceived the movement of the
Ii it a fish? 13 it a letter?
It was a letter.
Mmo. X 'was no lllavor in magic,
still there was something stango and super
natural iaall this.
She had an idea of throwing the let
ter back into the stroam, but relinquished it.
The most stubborn and haughty woman is
always disarmed in face of that strange mys
tery which captivates her imagination.
This second letter was more tender, more
pa?sionate, more charming than tho first.
Mme. D read it several times and
could not help thinking about the delight
ful merman who wrote such bewitcning let-
On tho subsequent day she attached her
lino to tho hank, and left it swinging in tho
water, whilo 6he withdrew to a hiding place
upon tho extremity of tho island. She
watched a longtime, but saw nothing. She
returned to tho placo and withdrew tho line,
and thcro was tho letter.
This timo an answer was requested. It
was perhaps premature, yet the audacious re
quest obtained full success. Tho reply was
written after somo hesitation, and tho hook
dropped into the water charged with a letter
which was intended to say nothing, and ef
fected a sort of badinage, which was never
theless a bulletin,; cf a victory gained over
the har.h. sovcrity of a woman until then
lime. D had too much shrewdness
not to guess that her mysterious correspon
dent employed instead of magic, tho art of a
skillful diver. Scruples easily understood
restrained her from that portion of the bank
whero she was sura that the diver would
emerge from tho water.
But this gamo of letters amused her.
First it pleased her intellect, and then her
heart wa3 interested; finally her feelings, and
her curiosity became so lively that she wrote. 1
"Let us give up this jesting which has
pleased me for the moment, hut which
should continue no longer, and come with
your apologies to Chaton."
Tho lover answered:
"Yes, if you will add: Hope."
Tho inexorable lady replied.
"If only a word is necessary to decide you,
bo it so!"
Tha word was written.
The young mar. appeared and was not a
loser. The gift of pleasing belonged to his
person as much as to his style, and he had
made such rapid progress under water, that
it was easy to completo his conquest on
Thus Mmo. D caught a husband
without wishing it, and in spito of the vow,
which she had taken never to re-marry.
Holding the line, sho had been caught by the
Escape. A few years since, on a cold
winter's night, the thermometer ranging be
low zro, Judge Ashman, at the Sault, heard
a loud knocking at his door. The portly
and good natured Judge roused from his
slumbers, and went to the door and inquired
the object of hi3 untimely visitor. " Why,
Judge-, I am one of tha two prisoners con
fined in your jail, and the other fellow has
broko out and escaped, and I have coma to
let yon know it." "He has broke out?"
said tho Judge. . " Yes and off, consarn
him," said the. prisoner.
The Ju3ei knowine that escape from the
Sault in winter was impossible, asked his
visitor if he had any wood at the jail. He
,said there was but very little. "Well,"
said Judge A., " take soma of my pile, go
back and make yourself comfortable." He
started with a load, but suddenly turned
round and called out, " I say, Judge, what
shall I do if the other fellow comes back to
warm himself ?" " Take a club," said the
Judge, "stand at the hole and beat him off,
don't let him in. Til learn him the penalty
of escaping from our jail." After wander
ing about till nearly frozen the prisoner did
come back to the jail, and earnestly begged
to be let in to warm himself, but his fellow
prisoner told him that it was contrary to
Judge Ashman's orders and he could not be
accommodated there, and the fellow had to
wander about until morning. Prisoners
after that never tried to escape in the win
ter at the Sault.
Extraordinary Pistol. The London cor
respondent of the Boston Traveller, writes
thus : " I have just been shown a rifle pistol,
invented by an English rantleman, residing
at Ratisbon, which is destined to make as
great a revolution in that arm as the Minnie
rilld in musketry. It can kill at 500 yards.
Last week it was tested before experienced
officers at Woolwich, and completely stood
the trial. Since then, it has been exhibited
to Princa Albert, and from my own observa
tions, I can vouch for the efficiency of this
extraordinary weapon. It is easily charged,
and has sights regulated at 2C0, 300, 400 and
500 yards. It is, besides, light and beauti
ful. Only fancy a revolver of this descrip
tion, with six or eight barrels, a good marks
man, and an adversary a quarter of a mile
off. The whole depends on tha rifle groove."
Patent How' Tait. HnT.nvi?. Tnhn AT
Weare, of Seabrook, N. II., has recently ob
tained a natent for holding cow's tails still
t . o
during the operation of milking. The ma
chine is fastened to one ot the animals ham
strings, and the tail is compressed. Mr.
j - - i -
Weave politely styles his discovery the
" milker s protector. Cows, we presume,
will now li vft fnre vpr. nj thi-j natnnt machine
is designed to prevent them from " kicking
Omer Pasha at the English Camp.
The special correspondent of the London
Times, writina from the cam n nt Tip viia. n.i
July 3, gives the following graphic descrip-
uuii ui .ue reception OI Umer 1'asha :
Omer Pasha was dressed with npntti..c
and simplicity no order glittered on his
ureasi, ana nis ciosc-htting blue hock coat
displayed no ornament hevnnrl n nlam ..,!. :
shoulder-strap and gilt buttons. He wore
tne kz cap, winch showed to advantage
the clear well-marked lines of his calm eari
resolute face, embrowned by exposure tt
wind and weather for many a year of a sol
dier's life, and the hue of which was well
contrasted with his snow-white whiskers.
In tho rude and rather sensual mouth, with
compressed thick lips, was traceable, if phy
siognomy have truth, enormous firmness am.',
resolution. Tha chin, full and squaw,
evinced the same qualities, which might alt,
be discerned in the general form of his head.
These who remember the statue of Ra letzkv
at the Great Exhibition will understand
what I mean. All the rougher features, the
coarse nosa, and the slight prominence oi
the cheek bones, are more than rede .-mod by
the quick, penetrating, and expressive ye,
full of quiet courage and genius, a:i 1 by the
calm though rather stubborn brew, marked
by lines of thought rising above tha thick
shaggy eyebrow. In person lie appeared tf
be rather below than above the'ordinarv
height ; but his horse, a well trained gray,
was not as tall as the English chargers be
side him, and he may really be mora than
five feet seven or eight. His figure is light,
spare, and active, and his seat on horseback,
though too Turkish for our notions of eques
trian propriety, was firm and easy. He
wore white gloves and neat hoots, and alto
gether would have passed muster very well
in the ring at Hyde-park as a well-appointed
quiet gentleman. His staff were, by no
means so well turned out, but the few Hus
sars of . the escort were stout soldier-lik,-.
Iooking fellows. One of them led a strong
chestnut Arab, which was the Pasha's battle
charser. As ha rode. bv. ihp.
ed arms, and when he had reached the end
oi the line thev broke into ml nmn advanc
ed and performed some simple field-day raa
nceuveres, to the great delight of the Pasha.
A J. 1 1 -v r .
-s uis men moved on alter exercising for
about three-ciuarters of an h OUT. t:io. Mvalrv
came up at full trot and at once rivettcd thV
AX ? r .1 l mi
-Li-nuou oi tne rasaa. inera were om;
and a half sauadron of the. 17t!i Inn -!! :.
troop of the 8th, and a trooD of tha 11th.
Hussars. The artillery horses and dragoon
horses were out at water. There were two
or three magnificent charges, and the Pasha
is said to Have declared that such infantry
and cavalry could dash over any tnops in
the world. As he retired from the field, thi
men, who had all been dismissed, thronged
in shirts and fatigue jackets to the front of
the lines, and cheered him enthsiasti;aliy.
to his great delight."
A Princess Turned Farmer. Princes
.Jurat has recently purchased a residence in
the vicinity of Tallahasse, which hi'is im
proving and ornamenting to her own tas:e.
She lately sent the editor of tha Florida Sen
tinel an Irisa potato weighing fifteen oun ces,
as a sample of her cro'j. We rather suspect,
however, that this is over an average speci
men. Tha Princess Murat. our readers know,
is the widow of Achilla Murat, son of the
King Joachim of Naples. She is a Virsini
lady, daughter of Hon. Bird Willis. N.O.
Fremont & Indiana R. R. In refrrcucv
to the work on this line of road, tha Fre
mont Democrat says : The whole force nt'
the company (about 400 men) is now em
ployed on the line of the road between Find
lay and Lima. The work goes steadily
along, notwithstanding the almost insuffer
ably hot weather. The whole line to Union.
Ind., the south-western terminus cf the road,
has for some time been, under contract.