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THE PERRYSBURG JOURNAL.
BY S. CLARK.
"Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures."
$1.50 In Advance.
PERRYSBURG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1854. NO. 28.
The Lifetime of Man.
When the world was created, and all crea
tures assembled to have their lifetime ap
pointed, the ass first advanced and asked
how long he would have to live ?
" Thirty years," replied nature ; " will
they be agreeable to thee ?"
" Alas !'' answered the ass, " it is a long
while. Remember what a wearisome exis
tence will be mine from morning until
night I Khali have to bear heavy burdens,
dragging corn tacks to the mill, that others
may eat bread, while I shall have no encour
agement, nor be refreshed by anything but
blows and kicks. Give but a portion of
tlut time I pray !"
Nature, was moved with compassion, and
presented but eighteen years. The ass went
away comforted, and the dog came forward.
"How long dost thou require to live?"
asked nature. " Thirty years were too many
for the ass, but wilt thou be content with
" Is it thy will that I should?" replied the
Think of how much I shall have to run
about; my feet will not last for so long a
tim.-, and when I shall have lost my voice
for barking, and my teeth for hiring, what
rise shall I be fit for but to lie in the cor
ner and growl?" Nature thought he was
right, and guve twelve years.
The ape tlin appeared.
'Thou wilt doubtless willingly live the
thirty years," said Nature ; "thou wilt not
have to labor as the ass and dog. Life will
be pleasant to thee."
"Ah no!" cried he, "so it rr.ay seem to
others, but it will not be. Should puddings
ever rain down, I shall excite laughter by my
grimaces, and thru be rewarded with a sour
Hpiil';. now olten Borrow lies concealed
behind a jest ! I shall not be able to endure
for thirty years."
Nature was gracious, and he received but
At last came man, healthy and strong,
and a;-k'd the measure of his days.
Will thirty years content thee ?
"How short a time?" exclaimed man.
" When I shall have built my house and
kindled a fire on my own hearth when the
trees shall bear fruit when life shall seem
to me most desirable, I shall die. 0, Na
ture, "rant me a'longer period."
" Thou shalt have the eighteen years of the
" That's not enough," replied man.
"Take, likewise, the twelve years of the
" It is not yet sufficient," reiterated man ;
" give me more.'
"I give thee, then, the ten years of the
ape ; in vain wilt thou claim more."
Man departed unsatisfied.
Thus man lives seventy years. The first
thirty are his human years, and pass swiftly
by. He is then healthy and happy. He
labors cheerfully, and rejoices in his ex
istence. The eighteen of the ass come next,
burden upon burden is heaped upon him,
he carries the corn that is to feed others;
blows and kicks are the reward of his faith
ful services. The twelve years of the dog
follow and he looses his teeth, and lies down
in the corner and growls. When these are
gone, the ape's ten years form the conclusion.
The man, weak and silly, becomes the sport
of children : Translated from the German.
A live toad, in a torpid state, was recent
ly dug out of " hard pan" at Rutland, Ver
mont, some fifteen feet below the surface,
where he must have reposed for centuries.
On being laid upon the grass he soon revived,
and hopped off to give the worms and bugs
of the nineteenth century a specimen of an
tediluvian skill in " snapping them up."
Population of Texas. The present pop
ulation of Texas is estimated at five hundred
thousand, and the annual increase at one
hundred and fifty thousand. There are fifty
four newspapers published in the State.
For the Journal.
Dost Love me yet?
Once thou didst love me ; from thee then
Thy kindest smiles I won ;
And then I felt what mortals call
A heaven on earth begun.
Temptations came, and from their power
I sought not aid in prayer ;
And in the struggle of that hour
I sunk in deep despair.
And then, (for madness ruled the hour,)
My heart grew cold toward thee,
Until I wished O bitter thought
Thou ne'er hadst looked on me.
But that was 'mid temptations sore,
When trials dark beset ;
I wronged thee then, but C) forgive,
God knows I love thee yet.
Thou didst not know the bitter thought
Thy chosen had toward thee ;
Thou didst not dream thy loved one false,
And canst thou yet love me ?
But I bave erred ah ! deeply erred,
And canst thou now forget ?
Henceforth I'm thine, whate'er betide,
Say, wilt thou love me yet?
Sept. 12th, 1854. S
The Knickerbocker for September has many fine
things in it, but nothing more beautiful than the
The Bitter Night.
All night we stood beside his bed.
All night, with boken sighs.
We sadly turned his aching head,
And wished the morn would rise.
11m little hands, bo thin and pale,
His eyes, half closed with pain ;
Without, the wailing autumn-gale,
And cold November rain.
The great trees rocking in the blast :
Ah ! soon it all was o'er ;
'lie little heart that beat so fast
Could beat for us no more."
Fop ere the morn its beams had lent ;
Upon his little hand
He laid his cheek, and softly went
H. W. R.
[From the New York Tribune.]
A Thousand Years.
BY S. F. BUCHANAN.
A thousand years ago,
On many an upturned brow,
The moon shone bright as now ;
And many a heart like mine
Bow'd low at beauty's shrine,
Blessing the Lord for light
And the good gift of sight.
A thousand years from now
Where will my spirit be ?
In vast eternity
Will I be lost in night,
Or bathed in God's pure light?
Thought's wings grow tremulous & weak with fear9
While hovering o'er that gulf that gulf of years.
Guatemala, Central America, May, 1854.
Delicate Case. Yesterday a lady of gen
teel dress and address, went into a shoe store
in Broadway and wished to purchase a pair
of shoes. The shop-keeper displayed sever
al pairs, and the lady seated herself to try
them on ; after which he turned to attend to
another customer. Presently the lady said
that none of the shoes fitted her, and was
about to leave the store; but the man dis
covered that some oi the shoes were missing
He did not know how many, but the supply
tie had placed before tier was sufficiently di
minished for him to be assured of the fact.
He accordingly accused her of taking some
of the shoes. She denied the charge, but her
trepidation was sufficiently evident to justi
fv the shoo-keeper in instituting a search.
He accordingly commenced the delicate busi
ness, and was soon successful. He found
several pair of shoes suspended by hooks,
which were attached to the lady's garter,
evidently for such purposes. He identified
his own shoes, and left hanging there two
or three pairs which did not belong to him.
The lady was softened to tears, and plead
with him not to expose or prosecute her,
which he promised not to do. We learned
the circumstance, and forbear names, as the
lady is of undoubted respectability. This
discovery should teach her a wholesome les
son. St. Louis Republican.
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Also, for clearing out the creek in Jackson
township, from the S. W. end of Ditch 27,
up for one mile, 50 feet wide; also, for
clearing out the same creek from the N. E
corner of said Ditch 27, clown 360 rods, 50
feet wide. For a more definite description
of said ditches and drains, reference may be
had to the engineer's maps and profiles on
nie at tnis omce.
The lands offered in payment for said im
provements are described and appraised as
iouows, to wit :
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9j 3,south west qr
3 south half
Sitiorth east qr
Oisoutn east qr
3, north half
4east hf s e qr
4js e qr n e qr
4,s e qr n e or
'4 n e ar n w or
4 north west qr
4;w hf n e or
5 north east qr
ojs hf s vv qr
5 e qr s w qr
In makincr lirnnnsals annliranta chniild
--o r r ' i i - - v..
designate the ditches by their numbers, as
above ; the price per rod for which they will
make each ditch or drain ; nnrl nlcn tli tim
of completing the same, (in no case exceed-
mg a years,; ana also tne land, in the vicin
ity, selected in payment. Envelopes con
taining proposals, must be
the numbers or descriptions of the ditches
or drains for which proposals are made.
ine ouniy commissioners will meet on
Wednesday, the 11th of October next, at 1C
o'clock A. M., for the purpose of awarding
contracts according to law. Successful hid.
ders should be present, prepared to give bonds
with satisfactory security, for the fulfillment
of their respective contracts.
xy order oi tne commissioners.
J. N. WESTCOTT. Conntv Anditnr
Auditor's Office, Wood Co., 0.f
rerrysburg, Sept. 7th, 1854. $
"M"OTICE. The meeting of the County Com-
i uuaaiuucis, lur uie purpose oi examining pro-
i win.ni.uj, tx.j iiiuiuuicu in me
foregoing Swamp Land Notice, has been postponed
from the 11th to the 13th day of October next, at
10 o'clock A. M. Proposals will therefore be recei
ved up to that time. By order of the County Ccm-
Auditor's Office, Wood Co., Ohio, )
rerrysburg, Sept. 25, 1854. J
Notice to School Teachers.
THERE will be a meeting of the Board of School
Examiners for Wood county, on the second
Tuesday of October, at the court house in Perrvti
burg, session to commence at 9 o'clock A. M. Punc
tual attendance necessary in order to secure an ex
amination. These Sessions will hft blr1 nn tho aaA T.u
day ot each successive month, until this notice is
discontinued. By order of the Board.
J. H. NEWTON, Clerk.
Sept. 29, 1854. 27tf
To the Electors of Wood County :
I hereby offer myself as an independent
candidate for the office of COMMISSIONER
of this county. If elected, I will endeavor
to serve you to the best of my ability.
JOHN MUIR, Jr.
Webster tp., Sept. 20, 1854.
To the Electors of Wood County :
T hprphir nfFui m ..cl C nn l i
. ....,, xjjjocn ao an lnuepenaeni
candidate for the office of SHERIFF of this
T C 1 A 1 r Ml m
i.uuuiy. ii eiecteu, i win endeavor to serve
you to the best of my ability.
Estate of Samuel Hamilton, deceased.
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
has been armointpH nnrl mmlittorl no o,::.
. it 1 v-v. .o auillilil9
tratrix on said estate. Persons hn vinri;rv,a o.: .
. ....a v.u,iiiuagaiIIM,
said estate will present them immediately, and per
sona indhtrl tn aniA ocit 1
- - i,iu please mane imme
diate payment. ELIZABETH HAMILTON
Perrysburg, Sept. 28, 1854.27w3 Adm'rx.
Sale of Real Estate,
by order of the
Phidelia Hunter, adm'rx of
Amelia Hunter, Nathan Hun
ter, W. W. Hunter.
ii rumc ui hu uruer or saie tome directed in
JJ this case, I will offer for sale at public auction,
on the premises, the following described real estate'
situated in Wood County, Ohio. to wit: The nortii
half of the east half of the north east quarter of the
south east quarter of section twenty-six. And
lot of ten acres adjoining the northwest quarter f t"
the south east quarter of section twenty-three in
township five north, of range ten east. '
Said sale will be made on the 4th day of Novtm-'
ber, 1854. PHIDELIA HUNTER, Adm'rx
Sept. 2G, 1854. 27w5 of Philander Hunter.
NOIICL.The subscriber has been appointed
and qualifid as administrator on the estate of
Wealthy M. Gates, deceased, late of Wood county.
Ohio. All those having claims against said estate
will prove and present them immediately, and then
indebted must make immediate payment
JEKEMIAil C. CRANE.
Sept. 23, 18.54. 26w3
NOTICE is hereby given thut at the SepteH.rer
session, A. D. 1854, of the commissioners cf
Wood county, Ohio, a view and survey was ort'en d
iir ine (.'suiuiisninent or a county roaa, as toiirw
beginning at ine nortneast corner or pection i. i
Plain township, on the Miltonville & Liberty Fie
Turnnikft. thpnnn wpk nn th BPi'tinn lina .
sect a county road running from James Donaldsor."
to the Waupakonetta State Road, near Jamen W"
Condit's. The viewers and surveyor will meet oit
the 23d of October next, at the house of N-I.ir
Kuder. Sept. 25, 1854. 27wl