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DOWAGIAC, . CASS COUxNTY, MICHIGAN, TIIUJSI)AY, AUGUST 18, 1859.
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JioUry 'Public , Vill attend to all kinds of Con
veyancing Republican Oilice, Dowagiac. Mich.
. ; C.;r. PRINDLE, M. !)
Oiace, at hi Residence, Dowagiac, Hichian.
. JUSTUS GAUE, ; j, ,:
Notary Public an tcenwal Agent for the exchange
aud transfer of Villnge Lots, and sale of real
Estate. O Jice with James Su'.Iivan, front room,
second floor, Janes- Bnck Block.' ;. : :
CLARK & SPENCER,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, and Solicitors
in Chancery. Otlice ia G. C. Jones & Co.'s
Iilock, Dowagiac, Michigan. Espeeinl attention
"given to collections throughout the North-west.-
Josura B. Clabsb." . James M. Spsxceu.
GEO. Vm ANDREWS,
Justice of the Peace and Collecting Agent, Do
. wagiac, Mich. OOice .at the American llouse,
on the corner of Front and Division streets.
D. II. WAGNER,
Justice of the Peace and Collecting Agent, Dowag
iac, Mich. O0ic9 on Front Street. ' . . l .
.. .. JAJIES SUEXIYAN, -Attornev
and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in
Chancery, Dowagiac, Mich.' OCice- on Fcont
Street. ; , ; . . ' ' .
COOLIDGE & PLIJIPTON,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,' Mies, Mich.
,OiSce over 11. T. Twombley's Store.
U. IL Cooudge. I E.M.Plimpton-.
- . , CLIFFORD SIIANAIIAN,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in
Chancery, Casiapolis, Cass county, Mich.
CHARLES W. CLISBEE,
Attorney and " Counsellor at Law, Solicitor in
Chancery, and Notary Public, Cassopolis, Cuss
Co., Miclu Collections made, and the proceeds
promptly remitted.'- ;."..
DR. E. R. ALLEN,
rii Surgeon ; and Mechanical Dentist.
dfy '..All work warranted to give satis
JrV T f , faction. OlBce over Brownell's
4 " ,' ' Hardware Store, . Front ' Street,
Dowagiac, Mich. ' ' :: : ' ' '
. , GEORGE SMITH, . r
Tailor.' Shop over the Post Office. Cutting and
' Making done to order, and warranted to fit.
' GEORGE RAPLEE,
Dealer in' Clocks,' Watches, Jewelry, Silvcrand
Silver lated Ware, Gold ilns. Cutlery and
Musical Instruments, Front street. Dowagiac,
t A. N. ALWARD, ..t .. "
General Dealer in Bouka, Stationery, Periodicals,
Wall Paper, Windo.r Shades, Wrapping Paper,
". Pocket Cutlery, 4c. Dcanisoa Dlock, Dowagiac,
. Mich.. - . : .
-Mm, . II.W. RUGG,
Dealer in Gold arid Silver Watches, Clocks and
, Plated Ware, Front St., Dowagi.w, Mich. Strict
Tersknal . attention paid to repairing Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry. All work warranted. -
" G. C. JONES & CO., '
Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Crockery,. Glassware, Uats and Caps. Front
Street, Dowagiac, Mich.
F. G. LARZELERE,
Dealer in Drr G r. Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Crockery, llats aud Caps, Glassware. Paints and
Hardware, ic, Ac Front Street, Dowag
Mammoth Sioeb. : .
II. E. ELLIS,
Vakr in Dry Gpods, Groceries, Fancy Goods,
?Joots and Shoes, and Yankee Notions. Front
Street, Dowagiac, Mich. : . r . . -... '
Dealer in Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, Agricultural
Implements, Ac, Ac. Front Street, Dowagiac,
"Mich. . ; :
II B. DENMAN,
Ranking and Exchange Office, Dowagiac, Mich.
Bur and sell Exchange. Gold. Bank Notes, and
Land Warrants. Pav interest on School and
wmp Lasds, and taxes in all parts of the
EELEY & COLE, having established themselves
in theNurserv Business in this village, will fur
pish to order fruit and Ornamental Trees, Law
ton Blackberries, Cherry Currants, Grape Vines,
Everjrreens, and every variety of Shrubbery. .
' ' 53?" Office with Dr. Clarke, on Commerce-st,
second building from the Post Office.
T. P. SEELEY, M. D.
' WM.T. COLE.
P. D. BECKWITIT,
Machinist and Engineer. Foundry and Machine
Shop st the foot of Front street, near the rail
road bridge, Dowagiac, Mich.
Iflicliigaii Central Railroad.
PASSENGER TRAINS on the Michigan Cen
tral Railroad, . on and after Monday, June
I3th, will leave Dowagiac as follows :
Mail Express-. ...
Lightning Express, ' - ' . .
Night Express, - '.
. TRAINS WESTWARD.
NewTork Express,' ' j .
Ijighthinj Express,. ..
Might Eprs, - - .
9:10 A. M,
11:50 A. M.
12:15 A. M
2:35 P. M.
7:45 P. M.
3:00 A. M,
There will be a Passenger Car attached to the
way rreignt oetween Jiarstiau ana Mies every
other day going east Mondays, Wednesdavs and
An I tm 1 j . -
U- N. KICEj Geu'L Supt'.
TATE OF MICHIGAN The Circuit Court for
I the Countv of Cass : In Chancerv. '
James M. Spencer, Compl't, At a session of
vs. 8 aid Uourt, held at
StrawtherBowling.Catharine Cassapolis, in said
Bowling, (his wife, James county, on the first
Brooks, Frederick Pitcher, f day of August,lS5'.:
Charles Atwood, Blakesley Present, lion. Na
Barnes and Edward Kent, thaniel Bacon, Cir-
Defts. J cuit Judge.
It satisfactorily appearing to the Court that a
subpoena to appear and answer, directed to all the
defendants, has been duly issued ia this cause out
of and under the seal of this Court; that the same
could not be served upon the defendants, Charles
Atwood,' Blakesley Barnes aud Edward Kent, by
reason of their absence from this -State; aud that
the said Atwood, Barnes and Kent are non-residents
of this State and residents of one of the
United States, to wit: of the State of New York;
it is on motion of Joseph B. Clarke, Solicitor for
the Complainant: Ordered that said defendants,
Charles Atwood, Blakesley Barnes cud Edward
Kent, each of them, appear and answer the bill of
complaint, filed in this Court, within three mouths
from the date hereof, aud in case of their appearance
that they cause their answer or answers to said bill
of complaint to be filed and a copy thereof to be
served on the the complainant's Solicitor withia
twenty days after serv ice of a copy of said bill and
notice of this order ; or in default thereof that said
bill of complaint be taken as confessed. It is
further ordered, that within twenty davs from the
date hereof a copy of this order be published in the
Cass County Republican, a newspaper printed and
published at Dowagiac, in said County, and that the
publication thereof be coutinued therein once in
each week for six successive weeks, or that the
complainant cause a copy of this order to be per
sonally served upon each of said defendants, At
wood, Barnes and Kent, at least twenty davs before
the expiration of the time herein liinited for their
appearance in this cause. ' . - ' '
N. BACON, Circuit Judge.
' Jos. B. Clarke, Solicitor for Compl't.'
State of Michigan, County of Cass, ss. I here
by certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the
order of publication, made and entered iu the
above entitled cause. CIIAS. G. LEWIS,
' ' ' Register in Chancery. .
Dated, August 3d, 1833. , ' aut4-15v
- Chancery Notice.
STATE OF MIC 1 1 IG AN The Circuit Court for
the County vf Cass ia Cliancrrv.'' '
David Lillev, "1 At a session of said Court, held at
Complaiuaut. I Cassapolis, in 'said County, on
Daniel Fox, i'
the tourtceiuu day ot J line, A. 1).
1S5'J.. Present, Hon. Nathaniel
Bacon, Circuit Judff-.
Is satisfactorily appearing to this Court, that a
Subpoena . l.ai been duly Lisud in this cause and
that the same was not served upon said Defendant
by reason . if his. absenre from or concealment
within this State, and it also appearing that said
Defendant, is a resident of this State. Therefore
a motion of N. B. Hollister, S.-licitor for Com
plainant, it is ordered that said Defendant appear
and answer the Bill of complaint tiled iu tlii.-tc.ui.se
within three months from the date thereof, and in
case of his appearance, he cause his answer to said
Bill of complaint to be filed and a copy thereof to
be served on Complainant's Solicitor within twenty
days after service of a copy of said Bill and notice
of this order or ia in default thereof thnt said
Bill of Comphtiut be taken as confessed and tlu.t
within tweuty davs from the date hereof this
order be published in the Cass County Republican,
a newspaper printed at Dowagiac, in said County,
once iu each week for six weeks in succession, or
that he cause a copy of this order to be personally
served on said Defendant at least twenty dr.vs
before the expiration, of the time prescribed for
' N. BACON, Circuit Judge.'
N. 11. IIom.ister; Solicitor for Complainant.
St-te of Michigan, County of Cass, ss. I here
by certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the
order of publication, entered upon the Chancery
Journal. June 14th, ls.V), in the case of David
Lilley, Compl't, vs. Daniel Fox, Deft.
In testimoiiy whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand "and affixed the seid of our Circuit
L.S. Court, 'at Casssapolis, this 27th dav of
June, A. D., 1S39. ' ' .
C11AS. G. LEWIS, .
julv7-llw5 Register in Chancerr.
MORTGAGE SALE. - .
DEFAULT having been made in the condition
of a certain Mortgage, executed by Horace
Cooper to Gill man Withcrell, dated Mav tenth,
A. D., one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six,
and recorded in the Register's office, in the County
of Cass, in Liber F., ot the book of Mortgages, on
pages 410 and 411, on the fifteenth dav of May,
1856, st half-past ten o'clock, A. M., and casigr.ed
by the said Gillman Witherellto John A. Reynolds
on the twenty-second day -of September, "A. D.,
1S53, and recorded in tho Register's office, in the
County of Cass, in Liber U., of Mortgages, on
page ninety, by which default the power of sale
contained in said Mortgage became operative and
no. suit or proceedings having been instituted at
law to recover the debt secured by said Mortgage
or any part thereof, and the sum now claimed to
be due thereon, is three hundred and forty-three,
dollars and thirty -three cents. . Notice is therefore
hereby given that the said Mortgage will be fore
closed, by a sale of the mortsaed premises to
wit: Tho south half of the south east quarter of i
section six in township number seven south ofl
ran;;e number fifteen west, in the Couaty of Cass j
and State of .Michigan, said premises to be sold to
the highest bidder at puWkc vendue, at the Court !
House, in Cassapolis, ou tha seventeenth day of
September next, at three o'clock; P. M.;
JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Assignee.
By Osc.vit Jo:czs.
. Dated at Pokugon, Juue 3, 1353. . rjune3-7wl3
TATE OF MICHIGAN Countv cf Cass. ss.
At a session of the Probate Court for the
nme. Present, Clillord Shanahan, Judge of Pro
bate. In the matter of the estate of Martha Mosher,
d eaased. On reading and tilling the petition, duly
vcrinea, oi ira u; Mosr.er, praym? tor letters ot
Administration on tho estate of said deceased.'
thereupon it is ordered, that Saturaav, the
twenty-seventh day of August next, at .ten o'clock
ui the forenoon, be assigned for the hearing of
said pttitiou, and that the heirs at lawof said de
ceased, and all other persous interested iu said
are requirea to appear ct a session ot said
Court, then to be holden at the Probate Office, in
Cassapolis, and show cause, if any there be, why
the prayer of the petitioner should" not be granted.
' And it is further ordered. that said netitioner
give notice to the persons interested in said estate,
of the pcudency of said petition, and the hearing
tnereoi, dv causing a copy ot this order to be pub
lished in the Cass County Republican, a newspaper
printed and circulating in said Countv of Cass for
three successive weeks previous to said dav of
hearing, C. SHANAHAN .
I A true copy. - . ' ,j Judge of Probate.
J uly 29, ISo'J. amr-t-lSw-l
STATE OF MICHIGAN County of Cass. ss.
At a session of the Probate Court for the
County of Cass, bolden at the Probate Office, in
CaaSannlU nn Vr.n).ip tka oinhth iir nf iiiin,
iu the year one thousand eight hundred fifty-nine!
u vimora Miananau, Judge ot i roDatc.
In the matter of .the estate of Silas Clough, de
ceased. ' On rPHlinrr an.l fllln:. V,. nAU;nn ,,.!-
verified, of Samuel R. Rockwell, praying for proo'f
vs. u oi cu u uttCilSCU,
Thereupon it is ordered, that Saturday, the third
day of September next, at ten o'clock, in the fore
noon, be assigned for the hearing of said petition,
and that tho heirs at law of said deceased, and all
other neraons interested in s. n:i
to appear at a session of said court, then to be
holden at the Probate Office in Cassapolis, and
buow . "j nuy tue pravcr oi tue
petitioner should not be granted.
And it is further ordered tlmt aaXA
give notice to the persons interested in said estate,
r.e ncnHcnrr of fuiid nptitinn onA v :
thereof, by causing a copy of this order to be pub-
iisneu iu uc voa vduui. mjunraoau, u newspaper
printed and circulating in said County of Cass, for
three successive weeks previous to said dav of
hearing. . C. SHANAHAN,
A true copy. J juage oi rrobate. "
August Sth, 1859. augll-16w3
PIKE'S PEAK HUMBUG EXPOSED
NOT ICE! ;
ALL Persons indebted to S. T. READ, either
by Note or Book account, previous to March,
1st, 185V, are requested to call and settle without
delay and save costs. 1
The old Books and Notes will be found at
the store of S.T.4L. READ.
. SYLVADOR T. READ.
Casapoli, June 18th, 1S50. jul5-m-3
One by One. '
One by one the sands ars flowing, i
One by one the moments fall ;
Some are coming, some are going.
Do not strive to grasp them alL
Ona by one thy duties wait thee,
Let thy whole strength go to each ;
Let no future dreams elate thee,
Learn thou first what these can tsacb.
One by one (bright gifts from Heaven,)
Joys are sent thee here below ;
Take them readily when given,
Be ready, too, to let them go.
One by one thy griefs shall meet thee,
Do not fear an armed band ;
One will fade as others greet thee,
' Shadows passing through the land. .
Do not look st life's long sorrow ;
Sec, bow small each moment's pain ;
God will help thee on the morrow,
Every day begin again.
Every hour that fleets so slowly
Has its task to do or bear ;
Luminous the crown and holy,
TI thou set each gem with care.
Do not linger with regretting.
Or of passing hours despond,
Nor, the daily toil forgetting,
Look too eagerly beyond.
Hours are golden links, God's token,
Reaching Heaven ; but one by ono
. Take them, lest the chain be broken,
Ere the pilgrimage be done. '
- Over the river,. on the hill,
Lieth a Tillage white and still ;
AH around it the forest trees ,
Shiver and whisper in the breeze ;
Over it sailing shadows go : . . ' .
Of soaring hawk and screaming crow,
And mountain grasses, low and sweet.
Crow in the middle of the "street.
Over the river, under the hill,
Another village lieth still ;
Thcro I seo in the cloudy night : '
Twinkling stars of household light, ,
Fires that gleam from the smithy's do3r, .
Mists that curl on the river shors ; '
And in the road no grasses grow '
For the whecU that hasten to and fro.
In that Tillage on the hill,
Never is sound of smithy or mill ;
The houses are thatched with grass and flowers;
Never a clock to toll the hours ;
The marble doors are always shut,
You cannot enter iu hall or hut ;
All the villagers lie asleep ;
Never a grain to sow or reap ;
Never in dreams to moan or sigh,
Silent and idle and low they lie.
In that vlaa?, nnder the hill, . .
Whcu the night is starry and still.
Many a weary soul in prayer
Looks to the other Tillage there,
And, weeping and sighing, longs to go
Up to that home from this bblow ;
' Longs to sleep by the forest wild,
WLither have vaaished wife and child,
And hearcth, praying, this answer fall
" Patience ! that village shall hold you alL"
The Poor ' Printer; or, The Broker's
BY GEORGE W. BUNGAY.
" I should like to know the name of
that handsome young fellow who ac
companied you to chart h last Sunday,"
remarked Clara MnUins to her amiable
and beautiful, , cousin, Maria .Sedge
land. V That's' a. pretty, question to ask.
Do you imagine I am so simple as to
tell all I know in this age of secret so
cieties'. The next thing you will want
an introduction ; by and by you will
set your cap, and who knows but you
may steal away my gallant beau, and
then leavo me alone in the glory of
single blessedness. ' . ; '
" Xow, : Alaria, stop poking fun at
ine, and let's know tho name of that
nice young man.'
" " Well, Clara, if it will afford you
so much gratification to ascertain his
name, I will not be so cruel as to with
hold it; here is his card."
" So you admire his name and think
he who wears it personally hand
" Yes, Maria, I think he is a perfect
model of a man. . How neatly and yet
how plainly he drosses. What a fine
figure, broad forehead, and beautiful
eyes he has.' Is he a lawyer, or doo
tor, or professor, or merchant, or stu
dent? Who is he?"
" He is a printer." .
" A publisher, you mean."
" No, he picks up type in a newspa
per orhce. . . . .
Oh, he is an overseer in a printing
office. V 1 -
"No, my dear cousin, he is a jour
" You don't say he is nothing but a
journeyman. How came you to allow
him to sit in our pew, and beau you
hometrom chifrch? I would not permit
a mechanic to touch my arm with a
pair of-tongs. I think you ought
to be ashamed of such vulvar society.
I shall inform ma this very day, and so
long as you remain under this roof, I
am quite sure she will not allow this
plebian printer to pay any attentions
to you." .
"I declare,". observed Maria, pleas-
ing'y you navo given mo quite a
caudle lecture. If that distinguished
foreigner, who fell in love with yon at
the museum and who has been so assid
uous in his attentions ever since he
obtained an introduction, oould have
heard you, I have no doubt he would
highly commend you for looking down
on what he cans the common herd."
I " I wish you to understand that Mr,
Fitz:ammon is a real gentleman by
birth, and that he has the advantage
of an ample fortune and a rehned edu
cation." continued Clara. '
: I am heartily sorry, my dear oous
in, that you encourage the addresses
of such a fop. I am sure he does not
display much good ' breeding, and as
for education, he seldom speaks with
out murdering his mother tongue. For
my part I should prefer the sooiety of
one who works for a living, providing
he is honest, virtuous, sober and intel
ligent I have been acquainted with
Mr. Raymond ever since he was a child
indeed we were schoolmates. I know
his parents, and although they are
poor they are quite respectable, and
have given George a common educa
tion, and he is now occupying" his leis
ure hours in acquiring a knowledge of
the languages, kven . you - acknow
ledge his personal attractions, and all
who are acquainted with him unhesi
tatingly acknowledge that his intellec
tual endowments are far superior to
his physical beauty." r- : . , ;
" I am much obliged to you for that
sermon, Miss Maria Sedgeland; it does
not require the assistance of a spy
glass or microscope to discover the
state of your, feelings on : this vexed
question. The truthjis you are envious
or jealous because I have made .an
impression . on the heart of Mr. Fitz
gamtnon. Ma will put a stop to your
courtship, and if you were at the altar
pa would forbid the bands." ; .
The next morning, immediately after
breakfast, Maria was requested to go
into Jier aunt's room. She had been
seated but a few moments when the
aristocratic old lady came ' into the
apartment and observed: '
"I have been informed that without
my knowledge or consent you have
accepted the attentions of a young man
employed iu a printing office."-
" Well, aunt," remarked Maria,
blushing to the temples, "Mr. Ray
mond came from my native town, anil
we have been acquainted with each
othar ever since we were ' children.
He is a respectable young man, and a
welcome guest in some of the best cir
cles in society."
" Well, miss, I shall put an immedi
ate stop to such interviews as you have
with him. You shall not go with him
to the theater and drink wine with him
" He never goes to the theater, and
he never drinks wine.' He belongs to
a division of tho Sons of Temper
ance." " So he is a cold water rat ? Now
I hate him more than I did before, and
if he ever comes to my house, I will
drive him away with a broomstick."
"John," said Mrs. Mullen to her
servant man, "take this billet donx to
the hotel where Mr. Fitzgammon boards
and give it to him yourself, with my
It was nine o'clock, and yet Mr.
Fitzgammon was still in the embrace
of Morpheus. Tho waiter, glad to
awaken the sleeper and feed him, so
that the dining-room might be got in
readiness for the next meU, awoke him
He usually spent an hour with his
face, unpapering his curls, lacing his
stays, ifce. While he was dressing and
decorating his person, John commenced
a conversation with an intelligent
waiter, who was an old chum o,f his.
" I" guess missus i;s goiu' to have a
party to-night, and this note is to ax
the gentleman to attend."
" You do not call him a gentleman,
I hope. He is as cross as a bear with
a sore head, and is more trouble at
the table than any other six boarders
in the house. He smells the soup until
his moustaches dips into it, and then
pronounces it unfit for pigs. He says
the beef steak is as tough as leather
the butter as strong as Sampson, and
the pies and puddings are not to be
compared with' such luxuries in Lon
don. Ve have to be as careful in
feeding him r.3 though he were a wild
beast, gnashing his teeth on the keeper
of the men agaric." ? -
" How you talk. Bob. Miss Clara
takes quite ' a shine to him, and she
would have thrown a kettle of hot
water on you if she had heard what
you said just now. I should not won
der it they got married before long ;
he says he is a son of a lord." .
" bon of a devil more likely.
" Well, if thev pair off, after billing
and cooing a, while, I hope he will make
Miss Clara staud around, for she has a
horrid temper, and Miss Sedgeland has
to put up with her. ill humor. She is
halt the time scolding her because a
workman went with her to meeting on
bunuay." ' . .
" Are the old folks rich ?" .
"Thev are well to do in the world,
but they need not turn up their noses
at poor folks, for I remember tho time
when old Mullins did not cut tho swath
he does now. He used to keep a bar
ber shop, and had some idea of taking
my father into partnership with him,
but my father refused to have anything
to do with tho old skinflint. He griped
every single penny until it squealed
and soon saved enough to commence
brokering on a small scale folks used
to laugh and say one pole would do
lor both branches of the business.
Now he uses soft soan and shaves
notes 'he is ashamed of the more hon
est and honorable calling of shaving
faces. I wish the old man would try
his hand on the face of the dandy who
is after his daughter."
" Yes, John, I read books and study
human nature ; and if I am not vastly
mistaken, the ill-looking, ill-natured
and ignorant fobbling, of whom we
have been speaking, is a vile fellow aud
ought to be exposed. 1 think it would
be a good idea to get Mr. Raymond to
. "Do you mean Mr. Raymond the
" He is the very man that went to
church with the graceful and lovely-
Miss Sedgeland last Sunday, and missus
has vowed he shall never darken her
" What an old goose she must be.
Mr. Raymond is loved and respected
by all who know him. Several of our
oldest and most wealthy and influential
citizens have clubbed and raised funds
enough to buy a press and types, and
have engaged him to edit a newspaper
they design to publish. He is the fa
mous author of the thrilling sketches
published over the initials G. R."
"Miss Clara says that she would not
touch him with a pair of tongs, and
that he is a. low fellow, fit only to go
with vulgar people." - '!
Pshaw! that's all moonshine. The
time may come when she will be glad
to go in his company. . There . is an
accomplished and pretty young lady
boarding here, who gave the mitten to
Mr. Fitzgammon, but she would be
delighted to have Mr. Raymond accept
her hand, her heart and fortune.
As John surmised, that very evening
there was a grand soiree at the house
owned and occupied by the haughty,
homely Mrs. and hard fisted Mr. Mul
lins; : ; : ' -
At ar) early hour the washed, combed,
brushed, curled, dressed, perfumed and
decorated Mr. Fitzgammon might have
been seen ascending the flight of steps
and afterspellingoutthename engraved
on the door plate, gulled the door bell
with such violence that the lap dog
howled with the ear ache, and the ser
vants started with alarm, and the busy
old mistress wondered what' on earth
was tho matter.
lie was escorted in a pleasant room,
which was handsomely furnished with
the most fashionable furniture. . After
being introduced to the company pres
ent, he made a low bow, tried to smile,
scraped his feet on the carpet, aud
then awkwardly tumbled like a bale cf
dry goods upon the sofa; after which
he looked up with an air of wondrous
wisdom, and great impatience, which
seemed to say : .. .
" What think ye of this imported
specimen of gentility ?"
He really was a remarkable looking
object. His coarse hair was oiled,
cnrled and scented. He stared at eve
ry person in the room through his quiz
zing glass. He wore his intellectual
false mustaches. His red carrot fingers
were hooped with rings, and a brooch
large enough for a looking-glass stuck
upon his shirt bosom. '
Most persons could have 6een at a
glance that he was one of those non
descript creatures who knew but little of
themselves, externally, except what
they learn fiom the. looking-glass, and
who know 'nothing of themselves, in
ternally except what they feel from the
liquor glass. The following conversa
tion between, the parties will afford an
idea of the mental calibre of , the dis
It is a beautiful evening, sir," re
marked one of the company.
" Very foine."
" You have seen the falls of Niagara
am told. What do you think of that
sublime and beautiful water-wonder ?"
" It is very foine." '.
" I think I saw you at the meeting
which was addressed by Hon. Daniel :
Webster. What do you think of his
eloquent and magnificent speech?".
" It was very tome." "
" How do you feel, sir, when excited
by the thrilling, electrifying eloquence
of our Demosthenes?"
" The sensation must be akin to the
trumpeting of the storm when the wind3
do battle. Wn;it are your sensations
during a stor-n at sea ?"
I am sick at the stomache at snch
times, but when we have a smooth sea
and fair wind, I feel very foine." .
The conversation was here interrupt
ed by tho appearance of Mrs. Mullins
and her daughter. I hey were richly
dressed and gorgeously bejewelled, and
Clara, notwithstanding the unmistaka
ble lines which ill-temper, had traced
upon her countenance, was beautiful to
look upon. The moment they entered
the room, Mr. 1 ltzgammon arose from
his seat, squeezed the hand of Miss
Clara, and told her she looked "very
In the course of the evening he ven
tured to tell her that she was a charm
ing girl fit to be the wife of a lord, and
he meant what he said, pon honor. ,
Maria was present at the party, and
her aunt availed . herself ot an early
opportunity to ask how she would like
the attention oi sucn a ricn man as
" Best at a distance," said she. " I
could not bear such a band-box dandy,
whose head is as empty as his hat.
"You rude thing, how dare you
speak so disparagingly of my company,
in mv own house ?" .
" Why, aunt, he has been winking
at me most impertinently tnrougn nis
quizzing glass. He is not a gentleman,
and ought to be requested to leave the
house. If he docs not leave, by your
permission, I will retire to my room.7
" I sunnose you want to see the jour
neyman printer, but if he dares to show
himself within reach ot tne poser, x
will drive him into the street. I have
a will and a way to punish upstarts
who do not know their own places and
have no regard for the higher order of
sooiety." . . - y
At a late hour that. night, or rather
at an early hour next morning, the
party broke up, but fortunately Mr.
Fitzgammon had taken too freely of
wine, and sober John was appointed a
committee of one to lead the eminent
stranger to his lodgings. -;
The next day it was rumored in dif
ferent parts of tho city that a lord,
duke, knight, earl, or something else,
had fallen in love, with Miss ' Mullins,
the broker's daughter. Maria received
a severe scolding from her aunt and
ditto from her cousin, because she
spoke so contemptuously of the titled
fitzgammon. - . ; ; "
Miss Mullens jealously induoed her
to believe that several -young ladie3
were not only smitten, but dead in Jove
with the golden calf she worshipped,
and in order to make sure of the idol
of her affection, she and her, parents
went to work in good earnest to bring
about a match and have the parties uni
ted in matrimony. " ; ,:
The landlord to whom Mr. Fitzgam
mon was in - debt, for board -and bor
rowed money, did not press his claims
for fear of losing a customer. ,
In a short time arrangements were
made for the wedding: -Milliners, tai
lors,4 shoemakers and confectioners
were busy at work. The day was se
lected, the guests were invited, and all
the interested parties were on the tip
toe of anticipation", when an event oc
curred which is relafe'd as follows : T ;
" Wife, did you seo this new pa
per?"' ;. . . , ; ....,r ;
" Yes,' I saw it, but you know as well
as I do that I have no time to read
newspapers. Clara is to be married
Oext Monday,' and I Bhall have to be
as busy as a dressmaker, or cut a sor
ry figure at the wedding." r . ,
" But here is a fist pointing to a par
agraph about Mr. Fitzgammon, the
distinguished foreigner. - "
V Do read it, pa," said Clara smiling,
I knew he. would make a noise in the
world. A . man of his rank in society,
having a princely fortune and a varie
ty of accomplishments, such -'fascinat-ing
manners, and such superb talents,
cannot . fail t? make a great sensation
among people who appreciate his gen
ius. Let us h ear pa" ,Ji ' "
' " We have just received the London
Times''' " ! - : -
. " Hear this, ma ; , the news is; from
England. Now, I suppose my envious,
jealous, saint of a cousin, who told me
that she believed somebody was an
impostor, will see her mistake."- - ;
" Do let me read without interrup
tion, if yiu please."
" We received by last night's mail a
copy of the London Times, containing
the jfollowing startling and unexpected
announcement: ti - ,. .
"John Gammon, who was a servant
of Wni. Fitz, Esq., has robbed his
master of considerable jewelry and
clothing, and it is supposed has sailed
to America. He is about thirty years
of acre, medium size, has dark eves.
coarse, curly hair, and a scar on his
left cheek, which he received from a
watchman, who arrested him in the
act of whipping his wife. '. One hun
dred pounds shall be given to the per
son who shall secure the thief.
"Early this morning one of our effi
cient officers read the announcement.
and at once put th Fitz and the Gam
mon together, went to the hotel where
he found the sleeping beauty with" a
scar on his left cheek, and the name of
Fitz on some silver spoons in his trunk.
He awoke and arrested Mr. Gammon,
and escorted him to jail." !
Clara fainted when she heard the
sad tidings, and after she came to her
senses, 6he exclaimed:'
O, ma I O, pa ! what shall I do ?
My dresses are made, and our friends
are invited, and everybody will laue;h
at me! I wish I could be' shut up in
" 3lr. Mullins, who is tho editor of
" Mr. lieorge Kaymond."
" I wonder if that is the young man
who gallanted Maria to church that
Sunday." ' i
"I Suppose It 18. . ' :;
"Well, go and ask him concering
the particulars about this sad. and most
Mr. Mullins went to the office and
inquired if Mr. Raymond was in.'
- " No, sir, he has gone . to the State
House. He has recently been elected
to the Senate, and consequently spends
much of his time in the Senate Chamber."-
'- ' ' ' ' . ' ''
"Is this' Mr. Raymond the young
man who used to work in the brick
block across the way?" - '
"Yes." .' "
"When he returns give my compli
ments to mm, and say my name is
Mullins, and that all the members of
my family would bo happy to see him.!'
Mr. Mulilns returned home and in
formed his family that the journeyman
printer had not only become an editor,
but also a prominent- member of ,the
Senate, and that the news respecting
Fitzgammon was also too true. The
intelligence 6pread like wild-fire
throughout the city, and afforded a rich
feast for tale-bearers and scandal, and
thoso who carry the devil's mail-bag
from door to door, had their, hearts,
handa and mouth full for a fortnight.
.The Hon.; Mr. Raymond the low
born journeyman the plebian printer,
who belonged to the vulgar herd call
ed frequently to see the charming and
beautiful Miss Sedgeland; and although
Clara set : her cap for him, and tried
with all the skill of an experienced
coquette, she failed to win the heart of
the printer, ; who became' the happy
husband ot Maria Sedp-eland. ' Clara
improved iu wisdom as she improved
in years, and finally became the con
tented wife of a worthy and! respecta
ble man who worked as a pressman in
Mr. Raymond's office. - ; -
One ot the new versions of the
"Ten Commandants" runs thus: v
" Thou shalt not measure thy neigh
bor's corn by thine own bushel."
This is considered heterodox.
Appeal to tlie Ladies of Michigan.
To engage your , patriotic interest
and to prevent the misapprehension
which exists, to some extent, concernr
ing the present movement of the Lad
dies ' Mount; Vernon' Society of the
Union," it is thought advisable to pre- J
sent to you a simple sketch of its' trans-,
actions. " 1 " .' :iJ
: Notwithstanding the general wish n
of the Union, that. Mount Vernon
should be consecrated by the nation to .''
the memory of its original proprietor, ho
schemepromised to-meet thi object;!
, Various efforts were made fy' private , r
companies, ,by thegeneral government. t
and by the State1 of Mrginia,' Which'
successi rely failed. ' ; . . '"tif
When every other hope in the enter-;
prise, was abandoned, one of 'our owh'
sex acLieved the work." Taking cOun-J'
sel of some of the purest and " ablest
men of our country, a plan : was def-'
vised for purchasing the .'.tomb' 6f.
Washington andth'e gronndssurround-
ing it, and securing it to the Vbmefi of
the Union, subject to no interference or?
control on thepart of Virginia,' or arij"
other State, section, party or power.' y
With great .legal cafe, an act of inp.
corporation was formed, and passed the"
Legislature of Virginia, by whicht&is
Association was authorized to purchase
the property,' and hold it forever.;-.
'The Legislative, power of this ksso-Vr
ciatidn of ladies 1 is confided io a Re-
gent, assisted ' by Vice Regents, ap-'
pointed by her; one for'eaCh State:
: Vice Regents havo "been1 appointed",
in most of tho States, where' organiza- '
tions are in active and, successful ope-','
ration, and most satisfactory results are 1
reported. It becomes the duty of the"
Vice Regent to institutetheraost ef
fectual means to secure the co-Operation
of all the ''ladies in this Stateand
such -measures will speedily be employ
ed as seem best adapted to this end.
Every subscriber becomes 6 perrria-
nent member I of the' association" by
paying one f dollar,' and may vote at;1
any annual meeting of tho Association.
by paying a like sum ;, and every Bub- -
SftrlliPr'd: nmp nnil'tKi amnnnl:' eii1ui
scribed, will be registered in the sub-'
scription books; which will bo ciroula-'
ted for that purpose," and forwarded to
the Regent ' i v Vv' "i
j The c ipital stock of the incorporati m '
is limited to? five hundred' thousand
dollars : two hundred thousand for the
purchase of two hundred acres, includ
ing the mansion, tomb,' garden, '
grounds, wharf and landing on, tbc.
Potomac River to be field in fee sim-
pie; and three hundred thousand to '
constitute a fund for repairing the di
lapidated buildings, improving the neg
lected grounds, and for other purposes
relative to their future advantage. ' 1 1 I
Ladies,'the contract hasbeen closed; 4
the first instalment of eighteen tboii- -
ent; owner of the cstatey Mr. John 'Ai'
Washington.'5 ; It' is very "desirable -to7 1
consummate the contract by paying the"
whole amount on the 22d of February
1859, and every effort is being made by
the ladies of other States to secure ! he l
funds. As rapidly as possible organi-
zations will be formed in every country
and town of our broad and beautiful '
peninsula, and from ray knowledge of I
the mothers," sisters and daughters of
this State, I fear not to pledge you for '
a due share in the privilege of contribu ting
to this noble cause. ;; ' 'S,.r:i r. . r
; We are a new commonwealth and r
our population is comparatively sparse, "
yet it is believed that our people have 1
true hearts, ready to respond ,to the
calls of honor and patriotism. ' '
This appeal to our citizens Is confi
dently made;'it is no' sectlonal'enter
prise; eminent men of the north as well
as the south have largely contributed
to its funds. .The object is the rescue. "
of the home "and sepulchre of the great j
leader or our armies, under Providence,
and the founder. of our civir and rcfij.,
ious liberty. ',7 ".j ' ..fj r'-lV.t -
; . Let it not be said that the ladies of ,
any other State, in proportioiL to . bur A
numbers,' shall surpass us in entiiisiasnv,
or active effort . ' ' ' PVt'."..jr
Our Regent, Miss Ann Pamela pan-!,
ningham, whose , address is Philadel
phia, is- a feeble woman,' "in 'deJioate,'
health, yet it is through her exertions '
the good work was . begun,' and she
calls to her " sisters from the vast west'
to unite with those of the sea-girt .east, 7
from the bleak regions of the north. '
and -the' savannas . of the south,' to
share with her the honor and glory of.
the enterprise.,', ':), . .;'r,
1 ;All may contribute. Thousands ofa
our population whohaveileft thePath-j
erland, to establish their domestic altars,
within the ; shores of. our mighty lalces.'
aud spacious prairies, of various tons'ues .
and kindreds and nations, should brbigj
their offering and .lay theia on the
tomb of Washington, ;who- won, 'ibr
them the priceless liberty thatthey'en
joy.' , Let us teach our descendants, to
be proud of their proprietorship, in 6ne,
sacred spot where pilgrims rom every
part of 'the Uriibn -may ' assemble,' and -where
the sectional animosities which'
at timos threaten our political existence ,
shall .soften down and mingle' iuto loyo
In the archives of Mount jVcmon
will be deposited and preserved a fee-
ord of all the names of those who be-'
come members of the association. ',;-'t
Time and history shall point to it as
one of the most graceful monuments that
adorn the world, and that simple record,
shallj both in the uses to' which it is
consecrated and the virtues which it dis
plays obscure the proudest epitaph in
Westminster Abbey, or trinmphant hon
ors npon the pillars of ancient Romo.
UAXNAH BLAKE FAESSWCSTII,
Vice Regent of Mt.V. Apsociatiou tr 31ichiga.