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L 1 WEEKLY JOUliNAL---DEVOTED TO PlAxiOS, , LITBII' rtj I tE, AGRICULTURE, CQMMEltCE; AND REWS
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"X". A, IIiArT, DESdAtor.
NEW SERIES VOL. 2, 0 8. '
;. .;; : pomeroy, tuesdXC ; nniUARY 22, 1859. . : -
WHOLE NUMBER $59
PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY
All business of the firm transacled by
A..E. M't AOOHUN,
"Who sliovild be applied to or addressed at
the Telegraph" Office, Pomeroy, O.
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SIMPSON "fc 71. ASLEYi.- AttrnJ
: Vomvroy, O.; fflc i Court-iiu: y y
u -ktxt a a RTT A TtT . -Attorneys ; at
- Lw, Pomeroy, O. AH bnnentrert4 to thel
- care win ruc'oiji"""i',nwjr'r" y
TOO MAS CARLEYON, Attoi-ney .-nnd
. o'doora above T. iVmU HhoV iTtore. nppo...
Iiix care will receive prompt httentton. l '
' hotkLs. -y .-7-
CMTKD bTATEb .iiOTEL.---MA-
Hcmon, Proprietor; (ToTmeriy """P10,.
Web.ter) oni unusr- bel.w the Rolll";1"!;":
rov. O. By emleavomHo ecoommoUata hU men
and beaut In the bt mannors Mr. H.clwfl htf?'.
raceive a contHy IncreaalnR patronage. tt-5iy..
ill u t w u
Manon City, Va. All calla to the tr promptly
itonded to. ,
ISAAC FAlXERClothier; Orocer arnl
r Good Uoalur, A-Bt Ptoro nloy;o V-annaUy &
; Country- Mercl.ap nre re.pe. UuHy roqe.tPd
call and examine my Mock of Grooerlea, oa I am
O: BBAyOH & CO., Dealers m Dry
Goods, OtocorloB, Hardwnro, u(..nware,
K?t eidV of C m rt street, three doora above tho
... 51 slOV KS-TJN2VVAKJv:
'' v fi iTw a T.T.-Maniifarilui-er of Tinware
and bonier In every varletj of Stoves, etc., Court
rjJ atrent. Poinurnv.
. f THE BHKEZB OP SPKINGI. .
Dnll winter hastens to be gone, ' i
'. i Ho's alsappeariaa; fast; ''
The sunny nours are coming en,
The stormy time la past.
' Tbe ice no longer binds the rill, . .
Nor Known lliulr niunllo flliifr;
For every bleak and barren bill .
Has kissed the breeze of Spring:. . . ,
I hoar Its music In tuo wood,.
It aighs along the vale,
-Where summer tours In beautj stOpo, - .
It lln;ersln lb dulo; i t
H plays npou tliu primrose papksi , . r' ) ;-.:
And rests Its murry Wilis;;
The drooplnic snowtlrop kindly thanks
The western breeze of (Spring.
j -' t i. .s'wirtT r?(-H' .. ,
- ; .-( Ml Hit.. - . -. t . ;
ii. i . 1 1 vv-.--(. i.lua iiiv to A 5, . J".
Atil oowurd sjieeils MtHin -
' A.l ihy il.4oil,iiiirrkn - . .
. i lie uuffii . u it i . w ..w . ... r 4 , f . . f
M To soent the breexe of Spring!
.T)i black-bird, from, the hawthorn bush, r
f; KuiiewshisUvely strain; t , J
-j .On touiuost bransiies stands the thrush, j, . r '
t And times'UlBtiiroat uinais; , .' 7
-yit close uC evening calmwml mlll 4 i ,'. .iii:
He makusthe oroal rn; .- , -., , '"
; native wood-nolrs cloaran ild :
.'',"',He.lovoe the breeze of bpriDs;. ; ,,- .j.'.J'J'J
i TU robin leaves his winter TrleMda
," Kr hoilpo-rowi far away i;'"r;'7'-'' ri
gAbove his mossy mvrt. he bondit,
1 '. c Ana plies his plaintive layw 1 ; '' ':.
Tbe lark, uprising wttbthe light, v
O11 mrr luouiitaln wUir v
-r:jtrslnsnll hi mtKht til-oot r-ltrhtr . .-r..-
.... ,Aud bulUt'ia brfczn.' rl.ulE'rn ;
w ' iA hundred voices fill tbe air, - ,
. - l lie sun aliines wannly down;- ... , ,
' Away wliU eacU intruding care, . . , . ..
And leave the gloomy town. .)(,, .
(Come, roum alonttie wood-path jjfreen, ,....
'' Hoar NulurwilAr'rUos slug, , . ; . ,.r...
" Enjoy the otil-enlivouing scene, j' , i ;
Aiidwaoihe breese of Spring.., , . J. . .
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"mTT, i.s m . t : H inks.
J W.JONES, Proprietor Middleport Sash
Factory and Pla.ilng Mill, will fill all orders , In Ills
line ef hll.xilKfHH IlllllCtllllH y, ami ai low
nd Jreing or mu1 Imr t o him at M i.l.l I e port
STEAM SAW MILL, Front atreet, Pom-
-rov. nesrKarr'a Run. Xlnl n. Nye, Proprietor,
Lumber suweil to order on short notice,
luth con.tiintly on lian4, for aula.
(7i,'V.Jli'H iIT.I.K Sipam (
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list Mill N.
k A J k 1 ill. 1 u - - -
... . ..!.. h.1. Kcn rncentl v rebuilt, and
Is no w pn-ptired to do good workjmitly.Jl
lnuM u n avis 1ms liis Planinsr Ma-
- .. in .nl nnlMr. alio
chine, on Hugnr nun, nirarr)i ny" V
,r.wn oneratlan. Floijiong, wthor-boarditig.
knntuon.tantlvon hand, to nil oraers. i-io
J K W KL.K Y.
PETER LAMBKKOHT, Watclmaker &
ArUcUs" Court street, below the new Banking
plnmr. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry
carefully repMrertjiijrtiorntlce. ljj
W . A1CHER, Wfttchrnaker ana Jew-
..l'P;, and wholesale ami retail dealer in l,e"'
r-loVks Jewel rv and Fancv Goods, Front-st., abo e
. "rwn&" Hon.-, Pomeroy. Particularatten
tion paid to repalrlngjtjljtruclesljiii;i ..
Malie you a pair befori Saturday nilit.
rJirj'vsaid Ure BhoemslHr',-!''
; V'Cau't -rrait,V Baid Ii "gojnff out, of
'towtf by t1i' iiexl train-tTs'''!' f.
- "Oh, welt, now. I JMnt: replied he,
'lere is an unconimort nice pair IhaVthay
be'll tit: " Thry was made for'a gphtlehiau
tlifet didn't take 'em; too small across here,
you aee. ' j ,'-
i ' 7V,TiyV'eut oii, sir? ,'AVr 80 .ctly;
Why, iKey -fit likelike t,iieydi'been oaaae
for jn-!- r-7---;i?.. : - t -r-v
' They did fit tolerably vwell, sr I bought
Xherrt. ;In five minutes I was seated, aboard
tleipar?Tjin. Qliaiham stieetand in hal an
bouVmore was steaming arid rattling away
out of the city, toward my destination. - I
lixtla ruralVnaiadise. Csmil 11-
burgh, wliich, as you are aware, is situa
ted about a hundred miles back of the City
Hall, and is about the same number of
years behind the metropolis in the "mod
em improvements." one of the Smithbur-
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ghers was in debt to my empioyeia, ue
great house of Naryred and Uompany, of
whom you have doubtless heard, Pearl
street, iust below Fulton.) The aforesaid
Smithburgher was rumored to be on the
eve of "suspension," hence my Jiurried
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iournev. He it rememoerea Mia uibso
events occuried live years ago, at wun;"
era debts were still coiieciauio.
"The shades of night were Jailing tast
t.liA tin m denosited mv carpet ba
and myself at the Smithburgh station
"Hoo-oo-rawl',' -i; ' ' '
"Hoo-oo-oo-rawl." j; ... '.
"I'loo-oo-oo-ra-a-a-awl" . .
I shrank back and crept shivering into
bed, just as' gun number four ' went'fF,
amid another set :of cheers.'. ' One-and
thirty times did.Uiat infernal piece go off,
J devoutly praying each time that it might
burst,' and bo stop. Then, there were
more cheers. Then there was a bonfire,
blazing up so ' suddenly into the window
that 1 thought tile house had caught fire.
Then there, was "Ilail Columbia" and
"Yankee Doodle," pa a cracked fiddle and
wheezy clarionejL ' At Jast J,be . Babel qui
eted down and r 1 wonderingtonsiderably
-'' 7 it"vvn:-7f'''' r'"Tir..T-.H J"i1efP.'".,7'"7'" '-
Ljii. ii 1 "i. iti . 1 .., -
o;.,t!:?;j.,iitvI',v. . .(. . : ' v.;.'!. .juoro
puzzled by the goings-on ci the morning.
jMy nost man ame tui moui. .hiouu
bow, and wa detot.iutia.lly solicitous aboilt
my health.' ' ;rhe bar keeper bowed lever
entially .when X pajised--,'hixh;'1iL'iThd.'.baf'
roon. idlers all jeBpectfally; rose. to, their
ieei, i- isianng iiaru nionunu'Wiy
walked through. '.The chambermaid drop
ped as" many as' fifty courtesies, one after
another; "when lhappenedXo meet ber, io
the hall. rand 66 overwhelmingly civil was
everybody (thatU. half imagined 1 had
steppe'4 ouj of fre'e.and'easf Amei ica into
tsbutteou'.Fr-nce,,V.!,; . Hf f -t':''' i'
' -H O ri looki ngtburi d I percei ved" the' nouse
itself was nJarvellously changed over night,
,Th.e scrubbing bvuh mufjt haye oeen busy
-wnceVdnylight,! for (Ueoors were freshly
ecou red' and the windows' gli stened "wi t h
nr'il ioi,7 whila' the'furnitn re was "set toiindw
'alUioUrh it w;ia. th slatternly houf
irriit o'eUicSrin the rmorninirt-was ar-
I rayed in majestic black'. eijkr and he cap,
Hll.ll IIM1 L1LUI11UUUD bllVI I T v.vav... . w ,
hnnd. 'Suns Wiiraculbu8 to l)ehold7 Mine
hos evideiitly had ni' his Sunday black
suit, and had thrust .himself into a -clean,
hirf, starched, to an extend that kept h)rn
perpendicular as a grenadie..;- . v .
I.. lui"'iMiitht T' that this IS
county fair day; or perhaps they are goin
to nave' weauing in iiur uouiw. j v
:; VBy-, the way, vfhftt ;was the firing for,
icon iiiiiii. .j. V .. i.
. "Oh, a mere si --pounder, sir, but the"best
in Smithbur'frhi -The 'boys
ibt they mustrhave it out in honor of
r- arrivaLTv' ltln.f?-;(v
i of . the
A lank, solemn-visaged in
another, short, stout,' and
lowed. Behind . thsru ci.
think, nearly the entire pop
village, of all ages; . sort.i
nmiftnzimr in BO AS to COmnl"'
mnm. onlv leavins f a resix c if ul circle,
about three feet in. diameter, n front of
me; and every one of them t itring at me
as hard as he knew how. :v ... , .
Advancing to the verge o this opening
the pompous mahTwith one iii-nl extended
at right angles to bis ."bod end jthe other
thrust beneath his. coat-tail, addressed me
after this fashion ' ,
"Mb. .Ptw:iDRWTi".hd ie -peeled sir:
plump, oily appearance teslified that he
took but little of his own medicine, "brain,
sir, brain,", significantly tapping the spot
where his own mental apparatus was lo-
"In Jionor of mv.Ariivail!" ejaculated I.
taken aU; aback. .7:y;Vi ; -
-.vkii'tloBdvi T?iit hrpakfast
, tw,;yui oiA..vj. - . . -- --i - open -
js ready, Will your excellency walk in t ce
' My arrivall my e'vceUeticy!:.I.wa4-b6 a-1 j,,.,;,.-,.-
Iinnil I 1 ... f.
1 day for S irkburgn. '. UrT-
ie iu ot.".; -Jf nr hearths,
is. LoniV-hiSre.' we watched
: career, whether "Bheddini;
j 1 1 in your 1 country's cause
i vil nlains'.t)f Mexico, or in
l.-w 'ilm -Tiolhi of Ilia Shio of
State, am K.l te'inpests-that threatened mo
mentarily -13 w ixio a ner yu nie bui
(athomlp i byo! ' But we knew the eye
of the . riv;an eagle was fixed upon you;
ir.1 h i qiiH. would iuatifv oar'tireuio-
-- . : . , .
tionfl. , ,! knew that tbe a snauB
pf vile ( u .nny( were aimed at your de-
v.fii1 l.i.i.'t' kill lrnnnr nlan t.llftt th(V
,".o'n t-l.i1 (T..i inart.-' an imnontitrnhle shield.
which would quench them forever into -to
.the ground, Siiy you are welcome. In
the name and on.he-behalf of my fellow
toi vou the hospitalities
of. Smithbuvgh, and the freedom of the
with which 'i'or lack of timely warning, we
are unpt-viaea. v.. ' .
' T mam woi a. l iiii tf- enma . Vvwililerd ac
know-;e',meirta in-)reply, this harrangue,
Bnnawi I fv trt'- t.lia inannointment of the
assep . 0,1 who. evidently expected from
me af jH eoh, ir similar style, in return.
Pnf tliuiitf - VvififiM li a ft i-ArvinrlfPrl nhoilt
L.1 l.'l ; 111.. 1 1 Vflcw tmu .
th Ikv, fon lack- fef previous warning, I
waui jirovidd'with tiny speech to make.
"'. " Ftvovei"n'fr hiiuself a moment after, the
spoki amah blandly introduced himself as
tieni ai fcmith. ana men Droceeaeu -w iu-
f-.ivi-tii7-' his townsmen; '
i 'Thie, sir, i Deacon Jones, one of our
first Kion. -and :. a' fellow-member of 'he
Committee of Ilecption, of which I haye
tbe honor to he chairman; Dri Davis, sir,
'ri-Tla'f.f . and . tliA Dnnfor rrrasned BIV
.. , o 1 J
hatid. until- I thought they would never
1 leave" ott tih ;: Ptfit-' Twice did the Dea-
sArC Wtui.. 1 ' inul.li SB in the ant. to Bnftflk:
Wi, ;f" , - - r-
t5V VlUUllOllB- ur IllO lliuucoi-l
hira' and the month closed
HOOTS ANJ SHOBS.
wHiTP-STTiF. Manufacturer of Boots
,'ud Khocn. Front Street, three doora above Stone
bridge. The host of work, for Laaioa ana
men, made toirder. Li
-rrZTvFTfnri A, RMTTTT. Leather Dealpr
and Findors.Court street, 3 doors below the Bank
and upponltu Branch's Store, Pomeroy. O
POMEROY Rolling-Mill C
atantly on nand, and make to o
;o. Have COn-
order, a superior
" w .11 .... Orders oromptly exe-
S itil. b appi cation to the Agent at the Alill. orto
. L. F. POTTEK, Cincinnati.
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Salt twen-
- ty-flve cents per bushel. Offlc- near the Funiac".
'OMEllOY Salt Company.
Ore ceni nor ousnei.
DABNEY Salt Company, Coal port. Salt
twenty-five cents perbushel for country trade,
twenty n G. W. COOPER, Secretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blacksmith, in hi3
new building, back of the Bank bonding, Pomeroy.
Job Work ofall kinds. Horse-shoeing, executed
: . v. .nil H i mi ii I r-Ii . 1-1
F. LYMAN, Painter and Crlazier, back
room ef P. Lambrecht's Jewelry Store, ..west side
Oonrt street, Pomeroy, O.
i aii v viKWT.HTIM. Sadrtlp. llftrness and
S V11J.1 J . , r
Trunk Manufacturer, Frwnt Street, three 'oors be
low Court, romeroy, win eecui
trusted to hlseare with neatnssand dia)atch. Pud
dles gotten lip in the neatest style. 1-22
YirxfwrwTFTfmT. Raddle and Harness
Maker. Shop over Black and Katnburu'a store,
Rutland, O. m
which I found myself ' invested, that 1 j 0f,ers passed forward to be introduced and
could onlv mechanically walk in and set -l.-i.- i.
nndft in turn. -
myselt at tlie DreaKiasi utoio. "'Sqire Staples, eir, a great inena oi
Co r I a in I "Hotel ' liau PUl loini us I ni.;m.a TooL-con man from
j A . i viru s. 11 u ll vi i ui'.i wj ..v ii ..w . ...... .1 i.il h
most strenuous efforts to get up that the sUrt; Mr rnompk,n8. pur clergyman, Lo ethin
hrMkfast. There were boiled chickens - p0fAPBnn? Mr. Botts. Mr.
fiioasseeJ: there was a hue tuiKey; ttiere nKartn xtr fOiiirn. .Tudo- JenVins.
was a roast sirloin oi oeei; tuero w.u ,Qne of our fir8t men 6,rf ) c.tpt. Of lynn,
i. n in ur nl IHA 'R .. . . . . r T U
ftir oi m iLLi) i. anu n iw -
l . i,.,,! orrrra anA ham WlLllOUt
win e a nniu. n -iiii-., i i r !i 1
eggs, and eggs witliout the ham; pork and gjmptins, a highly respected draper and
beefsteak, cutlets and chops, cab- .
linrf rviarr1 irt n t. rtf oil r nlacft. sir: not
CARRIAGE fe WAGON MAKING by
M. Bumu, Front treot,nnii rnrwr
HolllnV-Mlll. Pomeroy, O. All articles In his lino
of business manufactured at reasonable rates, and
tbey are espoclally recommouded for durability.
PETER CROSBIE, Wagon Maker. Mul
berry street, west side, three dora Back street,
Pomirov, Ohio. Manufacturer of wtifom, Bug
gies. Carriages, oxc. All orders filled on short
C. WHALEY. Surgeon Demist,
Hummer's Building nd Story, Kutland treii,
Middl-nort.O. All operations pertaining to the
rrofeston promptly performed. IJioies wsuoo
opon at their residence, if desired. l-i
was soon ensconced in the tavern; an am
bitious wooden structure, very gavnishly
while, and very lavish of piazza without,
which qualities" were counterbalanced by
its being very dirty aud veiy cramped for
room within. "
who., t mont nvw. in the evening1, to
the store of my delinquent debtor, I did
not find him; and a very brief conversation
m;iv. tUa nx.nniu wlinm I did find served to
inform me that I had come on a fruitless
errand. He had not only suspended, dui
iiorl HrmiWH out of Smithburgh into
parts unknown. He was a dead loss, so
far as Naryred 'and Company were con-
,i a u tViot nould be done with him,
v;m rlown on the debtor side
ii f lio Tifofit n.n A loss account. There was
nothinir for it but to go back.
"And when does the next train go
;no,iiiil T of mine host at the
UUlf la iiiu iivw
till 11:55 a. m. was
tlio mirt rpRTionse.
Just my luck. Io money; no assets,
no collection, and now no train. I should
have to 6tay fourteen hoars longer in mis
dismal country tavern. Tired and very
ill-humored after nodding an hour over the
same paper 1 had read the day- before in
town, I took my candle and toon mvsen
off to bed. . . .
It must have been near midnight, when
I was suddenly roused up by a thunder
Bewildered and sleepy I sat up in bed,
trying to make out whether JNaryred ana
CJompany had Dursi, anu weio uunuro
pay ten cents on the dollar, or whether I
was aboard a Mississippi steamer which
had "collapped a flue," and was about to
be scalded with hot steam; or whether
"Bang!" suddenly went a second ex
plosion, and I made" out to comprehend
that something was being bred ott under
Jumping up, I rushed to the sash and
peered out. Sure enough, there was a
croud of men and boys gathered round
what looked like a dilapidated anvil, rara-
vtin.v ,t i nnn lor a third discharge.
11 1 ' aw uv - - - u
It must be election day in Smithburgb,
thought I, and they are rejoicingover the
result. Confound the successful candi
date, whoever he is, making such an i n
Just then one of the youngsters, look
ing up, caught sight of me, standing in
my shirt at the window. He hurriedly
bpoke to the others, and then one shouted:
"Boys, let's give him three cheers."
And they did.
bases, beets, cauliflowers, tomatoes, . and
other vegetables, aa ouo5o.
Im-iiv.ii.xt nVfe PrS HIIU UliUlD Dtr-i.uv
cakes, buscuit and
kles to any extent, pies,
UWllllllJ viiov - w
:Hka and sweeimeius, uu. " "-""-
it ever entered into the head oi a couiuiy omeg round: Mr. Hod-res, sir, the editor
... . i...A.ibl.icl t .i .t I .ml . ... . . . . .
housewne to put. on uira,ni" ...,
. . ....i i.iii. iii i
o irroat. final lliai never r,3 mu
.. A J
f KulXi-n for anv SUCH PUrsOBO. jviiu. iuy i . ' : Q ,1 Jt,riiQ imnnir
aolitarv chair was the only one seat for ... rnrn( orofMononc -ahela whisky
. : .. -ri h . s - i i
"ia that 1 had not known ol your arrival
one of 'our folks politically, but we shall
. ., J i. 1 u
have him one oi inee aays, yet; i mu-jn
and a significant nudge from Simpkins.)
"Mr. Schnuphausen", one of our adopted
citizens, and one of our hardest workers,
Rir t.rufl as sfeel and reorular ad election
comes round; Mr. iioages, sir, me cunoi pi.oceeded further, it
' , of the Smithburgb 'Weekly Messenger. ' the landlord's bring
"My only regret, sir," said this latter tliat it onlj Wimte(i ti
1 y luminary, a Jean, cadaverous young man, tJ for the down tr
III!' .'..-.r 1 1 . 1 .
ii. : I T f A9 annallinLT.
For attendants I had the landlord and
the landlady, the young lady "help,"
,..,;f;-.ont in nnnons anu, owvii,,
lUnn iiiciiw - v .
a.1. - li a.. l'iA-A 111 Wiifl coat ana brass but
tlltJ UrtPaccui . a j
rvx, u four hustled about, runninff over
X UOT awa
- . a .1 - - AainSkOn To OAUVA TV A
each other, in tneir mgwu -
v;i im Vint.. rubbinir his nanus
4tt A.1rAr . vIiawa'o t ernApf Inol -v f ViAi1.
a iQtAUU kiii; j o c muni ut in va nt-nv
work to be done in that sitoation of hisn,"
said Mr. JJobson, an honest, iarmer-hKe
looking man, clad in sheep s gray, ad
dressing the company generally.
- "Yes, sir!" "That's a fact!', and "Faix,
ye may say that same," chimed in a cho
rus trom the outsiders or trie circle. .
' "Would you have any objection, sir,"
said Mr. Hodges, dropping his voice to a
whisper, "to indicate which way, in your
experienced judgment, our electipn is going
nVVk. . tannllw Mnliml T vinrr aa T fin.
and taking so little part in politics, I "
iiv .1 i i . i i . : . nnJ
A unoerBiana,--aaiu ne, nuuuiny iiu
interrupting; "I understand. - Quite right;
in your exalted position, one can i. o oa
cautious oi wnai ne Bays. ou r nunc
rio-ht. I beg your pardon for making the
Here a dead silence ensued for a briet
time, the inside of the circle apparently
Kilnrr iollrAf nnt Mid t.VlA OUtsiderS tOO
much awed by the dignity of the occasion
to venture any remarks.
. . . . r, 1 1 l 1
"1 wish Jjootenant rteeu was nero. i
length observed Squire Staples; "he'd a
been delighted. Probably you didn t
know him; but he fought with you in
Mexico. He's a giant of a fellow, six feet
two, and a perfect dare devil."
it struck me mat, aitnougn ji imu nover
been in Mexico, yet, if this belligerent
lieutenant entertained the impression that
lm Via Vinrl foiKrlit with me there, he might
possibly want to fight with me again in
amunourgn. oo x nieni.n.njf uuom
would not return belore l leu.
"May I beg the honor of just one
mnmsni'a nrivnfa onnvprHation?" entreated
a shabby genteel personage, drawing me
1 1 . I . i L. ......... i.T n.v. an o I f rtl.
asiue oy vu3 coat uuuuu, ww.
ney and counsellor-at-law; but business is
poor here. By the way, 1 ought to men
tion that L have always worked narn ior
the party, and never dreamed of asking
anything. Anybody will tell you so.
But what I was going to ask you was,
whether, If I came down your way, there
wonln ha anv chance of mv getting an
office?. I wouldn't think of such a thing
?f it. wasn't, for mv straitened circum
stances, There really don't seem to beany
i.hino- for mA tfi do un here."
All! thought I. he is thinking of going
to Nnw York to practice, and wants to
l nn uViniit. rAntincr an office there. So
nVl liim- 'f!eviamlv he would have no
difficultv in o-ettlri one. thouy-h it fwai
rat.har latfl in the season."
"Yes. I know that," said he; "I ought
to have been on hand on the fourth of
March But vou really think I could do
something in that way? And about how
much do vou think it would be worth?"
I told him there was a great difference
!n llin rania t.hnt. t.hpv rnnired from fiftv
ill Wliw .iti.w, J -"--a
dollars up to five hundred, or even eight
hundred, or nine hundred uoiiars.
"Yes. so I supposed by what 1 seen
about Vm in the blue book. One of them
eight hundred dollar ones would be just
the tiling for me."
I eould not help thinking it would be a
a. a lit
long time belore he would uo Dusiness
enough to warrant him in renting an eight
hundred dollar office. Before the colloquy
proceeded further, it was broken on by
oing the information
fifteen minutes of the
timfl for thfi down train, and that "they
were wailing to escort me to the cars.
Having by this time come to ine con
exciting any attention ' in the streets.
Reaching there,-1 palled otl'my new boow,
which had proved rather tight, and sat
dovvn in easy slippers to rest and cogitate
upon my singular adventures. , ' ' :
Somu Writing on the inside ef tlio
lining of one of the Wts attracted my no
tice. I. took it up aud read, in a large
round hand, '(franklin riorce.
The mystery was explained! In hastily
purchasing ready-made boots, I had
bought a pair made for the President.
When I set them out over njhr to be
blacked at the "Smithbi'rgh llotol," the
waiter had read the name, and communi
cated the important secret to the landlord,
linni it. had finread like Wlldlll'S
through the town. 1 had been passing"
with the Smltliburghers orTresident
Pierce f " ' ; ' "7 ' "?'"
I have not venture'! to show myself in
Smithburgb since. I have never heard
of Donai-al Pieica's ffoincr there either, so
T - .. I 1 il
i suppooo mej are not uuueceiveu to nim
nnirit of VOU
earlier, that I might have announced it in i tht Smithbursh was one vast
an extra this morning." anylum and all its population lunaties, I
"It is of no consequence, began 1. Unhmituni TAsio-nedlv to the programme
"Oh!" said he. interrupting, "you may ,w Hoemil marke.d out for me. 1 walked
sav that. sir. but 1 cannot suffer so iin- Lr ti.n rnwA without cheering vocif-
nortunt an o von 1. In nana without an extra, r ..1. nn T ,y,tt onnoQi-anf p.
It will come out this afternoon; already in Captain O'Flynn's Smitbburgh Guards
Lvue. y t rtjo iv u i coo a v tij v vi-- i urnpa it rnwn un i n m. iiiim uciuic 1.11-3 avi a
"Well, I declare," here broke in Gen. tie. gorgeous uniform of yellow coats
if there an t the postmaster at w:.i, ,.. facinsrs. and blue pantaloons
t was about time you were -,i ..e(j 8trine down the side, and were
iretting round. Here, sir," said he, taking fifar.nincr in obedience to order. "Present
a ... . 1 1 - 1 1 -"i- n - ... . . ,
tha nun. oma hv Mia arm and leauin" HUH I in rru ,i,Ai.1d,I mlnmopAhinfrnn erf
, 1 i.Tnuf in omii7A. r.oiriLaLinT . .1 . . .. - , ..it -i o.i
1 me urenniao" " I.... , o Up to me, "iiere is a genweuiaii niai ' the drum and hie strucK up "liau vjoiuni-
, ., .1 i.oA,.ri;i.oi'V attentions I 1 1 , . ' 1 , .T u .i.:,.i. ... . .... ,r L .1
wnetner uieoe ca..i j - bound to stand Dy you uirougu tmua uu 5,a" General Smith iook me oy tn mm;
could be the result ot the wiue p.eu thin qia j8 Mr. Higginbotham." the other two committee-men
fame of the house of Naryred ami Um- Mr Hiiiginbotham, the postmaster, his tween them tlie i10n0r of carry
you, sir: but your coming so privately, last lasU Thought it was about time you were
night, took us rather by surprise. Hope tt;ng roun(i. Here, sir," said he, taking
you'll be able to make a breakfast, sir. the newcomePby the arm and leading him
J 1 1 c. i nmnrA nrsfrif ntiinor . .1 1 .
t.h eatisfaction. arasned me
v" u" I by both hands. "My dear sir, I am under
u"7l?" everlasting obligations , to you. It will
o. 1 in-1 , , 11 .i ic 1. i,
was Buuui.aiii.ini cuv. ... - i never De lorrroiien.- aiiu u uh ii
11 .... Inurl I nrnn A alwava Datronise . .j t .i. :
waruiy reounou r l party is wanieu, x urn mo uiau
his Uvern whenever I came to famitriDurgn. "Higfrinboth
r il r .kun.i.ii1 inA ial.ioiia that II . i
Jl 1H .V1"V J
. . VI 1 . . 1 1 .1 nnlilAtran O
pany, or whether x nao rrau ' -distinnuished
reputation withou. being
0 . . . a . ti.a
msarn nt It. J C H.IIV TaliQ. "
,lil.nliol nnd no lllUSlOO. 1 1U-
tween them the honor of carrying my car-
pet-bng; tne cuizena paireu uu uy iwuo ub
no ami nvinv wa mmcnea to liio rmi
AIMIU UOf Uts u. a- .V j -
road station, a crowd lining the side-walks,
Hia laHiflM thronirinor the windows and
urn vi n ft wlutA liHndkevchiefs : the crowd
iiv m ww n. bnii a. ra ux uitu infill i wwr ntrin ir n 1 1 h imi
'J " I TV (A I " '
iilT.'nf .lam alaroira wnaoa ammrl AS i r.n..l'infT ia IiMIa hftVa
. .i ii iiz if. uuuwiaiu a " m j n nppriiur. liih utr a uai buji v
. w i i i: liiwio tKr ii - - , . i i O . . i
Presently l opservea maicnuu..-.... U nut," remarked the Ueneral; "tan'tiiKeiy wjth sticks and pa
'11 change now lie's got the commission. 6:je an(i General
From the llnxandrla Gaz.'tlc.
AM OLD MAN'S SOLILOfllfV.
by j. a. jodWiok. .
ntner nana miirchill!? along
VTItll D H I V. II " i ' J --J" ' 1 o
side, and General Kmith all the way, pour
nivmr t.Vi rleen rrratitude of the
town for my visit, the equally deep regret
. a i 1 x 1 .1 a. 1 . n lllk O
that they naa noi naa nmo w ;;:v j
more befitting "celebration," and urgent
. -r . .1 ! . !.. l.nn
entreaties that 1 repeat uie visn. wncu
i .m.n.1 at tlo curia iust in Reason. I
ill 111 JJk n " va.w " - - - j
parted from my hospitable friends on the
wan not onlv an object ot altent.on oud i,ii vftno- now he's trot the commission
m.incim Vuppfl. an of nerSOnS Standing I .. ... n nn., win tn Waahino-ton.
r nViairo noTifiared behind the three pane I ,, uii ;.i..r,muil Tlnp.on Jonan.
VI .m- '"I II , . - i I ', I Oil i IIOIW IIIUUip.-v
j. . , .1 il nl.irin ITlTATll. V Q I . . . ? , T '
rt rrrncn rwnr i.iim iiv.wi . oifiii iii - -- . ... i in I i iii i .i -i auiir i.
every mouthful 1 took. When I looked Going up to Concord, perhaps, sir?"
away they re-appearea, or were u. u gai(, Squire ataples
by others, staring in turn, mo wn.uuw 1 also disclaimed this imputation
opening on the street was darkened all at jer;nrr what the deuce I should be
. -mi ,.rinv toi i nil in Rf ft the reason. ?.P 1
uuuo, nuu viii.. .j, i 1 -l j io tsituer iui. paneu irom iny iioojjiuiuici nivnno Wn
I surprised a crowd of urchins, piled in gaw vou werQ traveling privately like, platform with more hand shakings, aud
tiers, flattening their noses agairst it with ftnd h waritel to avoid observation, whispered entreaty of "Don't forgot the
intense staring, all of whom vanished as I othewiae we should have got a celebra- office." from my shabby genteel friend:
looked. The landlord, by incautiously . , Tv.-.-rnt vonVl Brfr to a.,n , the train moved off. nine stentorian
opening the door which led to the kitchen, L u9 round anJ Bee quietly cheers from the assembled gathering
caused a sudden rustling anu scampering, .n w aotually drowned the locomotive's whistle.
on1 Riinnressed scream, which led to the . . . i. I l,o.l Lnnnma sn lwd tn nrlnktion and
r r rr .1 1 Queer ideas ot auiet meue iaraiuiuurgu-
irresistible conclusion, turn a - . -r , ,f .:- ftUmirat on bv rov morning s experience,
taking turns there, staring through the W .t "TV, .ht I hilf exoeetedto be greeted with
. , , I town lopny-turvev uut ui -o"' 1 . , it .
key-hole. ivaovl similar demonstrations aboard the train,
Rvotroei waa Viarrllv over, before there j . . Lr.d half wondered whether the citv' bells
i""a " . j - . . 1 ..T. 1 1. : 1 . I, nnn hitMiMitinfinAr. ,UH - .
came a rap at the door, followed by the now ou u.ui. , .o. - ' . WOuld strike up a peal of welcome in
r ... ., 1 cratm liH.ln man who had been conversing . . 1 i 1 . t .1 1.1
announcement that some gentlemen wem it, - ----- . , . ... - 1 honor OI my return, anu wneiuer j. enouui
waiting to pay their respects to me By otto voce with '"J;""1';: find the Common Council and general
I ,;.ot Ui;.T aafonianerl at "KnOWeo nimi x u au. 1 o..r..J W1, 1, fivif W I'inrnila ol N. Y.
anything, so I unhesitatingly desired them where Why e b just the picture Q me to
to be shown in. The door was nung open, - o o- - the Uity tlall.
inrl in hnstlflfl a DODIDOUB looking elderly uviou. ... -VMUin nf tlm an-l Imnanlrerl. hnirevor
man, in black broadcloth, with a huge "Your Excellency is a younge r looking . rtionUf notivje of me
gold watch seal dangling from his fob, a man than I expected to ee. "J the the when j gotoffof it.
n-olo-lmnrled oane in his hand, and a pair Reverend Mr. 1 eteison, onerous uuuc
rjf gold spectacles astiidehis nose. His do not wear upon your health, I trust? H -
fa. n was verv red. but a stern determina- They must be oppressive. 1 .
T"ZnVvlryfetnro(it.- 1 "Ah! yes." 'said Dr. Wis. whose I walked home to my lodgings without
Tr waa fwtlinrnr of a Tjeofinrther's dnv
w 1. ... - 0 w- v
Plpnranrl cold, tha sun had declined, and
night in dreariness was drawing around
her frigid form the mantle of darkness.
Quietly the evening sank to repose, and
not a sound was heard, save the sighing
of the wailful wind amid the russet leaves.
At that lone hour, an octogenarian horn
hia nliomhcp window wned out through
the fast gathering darkness upon the world
Chained as K was Dy winter icy nana.
Ha hent his no-ed ear to catch once more
Nature's song; but he heard it not; for the
cold blasts had congealed her voice, and
a . 1 I 1 .
her anthem was nusneu.
tha Old Man s brow con-
trant and hia Wa-ted lin Quiver. te though
- . r x . :
ho wan (.nntendinn. with some mental strite.
" o .
tArrifin to his sou : and ever and anon as
twilight's feeble rays displayed his corru-
gated teatures, a tear would Deaew nm
furrowed cheek, and cause his decrepid
form to shake as with grief. As he stood
there h9 seemed to-grow Irtini at ilia own
retrosnention. for it was with tremulous
steps he gained his chair.and in interrupt
ed accents exclaimed: "Ihus it is ever
with life's evanescent dream. It is too
true, that the willing hand of age is upon
m now. for the frosts of eitrhtv-one win
ters have whitened my locks, and the heat
of foiir.riioi-A summers has dried the skin
upon my frame, narrowed the channels of
lite s stream, and me s cnangea imv
mii.t.-iil ma on tha ocean of existence.
wv a w n v was. hv.-w . . t
Yes, the memory or my early years 'rolls
hnr-.b iL- a luii-ricanft UDon mv minu aim
chills the warmth of mv passing soul: for
i- ; !, 1. .1..
all, all have gone, glimmering wim tuo
things that were, and nought remains bul
the impress of their gladness or pain. As
my mini reverts to those long gone scenes,
it animates memory, and I seem to exist
i. J r. .! .1
again 111 manhood s prime; ior wun eieuu iu
coned rr.nollAP.tinn moves from one period
of my life to another, until a varied pano-
' . .1 l: 1 1
ram a contuses my vision anu uius me ruuw
the pain of sickening grief. Retrospec
tion wields her hand, aud 1 find myself in
vonih's academic field with mv ambitious
step resting upon the first round of Fame's
ladder, ana again louowing inewiou nno
the recesses of the earth, or wandering
wilh him in his serial flights beyond the
blaze of the Georgium Sidus. Closely 1
... 1. C I.' 1: J
seem to tollow I he iootsteps 01 nuuuu,
comprehend his mystic diagrams, and solve
...i. .1. ...:i.. Af M.tl-i liia inlrma.-a
wilii tne aiiioiii.jr ui jvwvu ...
problems. I sit in infancy by the side of
Unmuv and l.stpn nnchanted to nis taies.
and feel my soul expand beneath the voice
of Ussian as he oreatnes 1011.11 ma pitsaiuu-
. . . 1 1 i i;. 1,
stirring poems, rtni mroj muumjuuti.
I ascended the hill 01 science wun a bw.hu jr
oron ami aa I ruined the topmost round 1
looked down aud saw with amazement the
expanse my mind had traversed, and
thought 1 had arrived at numau greatness,
but alas! when I looked forward beyond
what, r know, mv sDirits Would sink within
me to think of the wideness of the gulph
which separated me trotu numan penec
tion. 1 associated wilh the most piotound
of men, rambled with' them in their men
tal tours and was instructed by their wis
dom portrayed in words. My heart was
in my hand to all the world, and it recip
rocated my frankness by a generous be
stowal of its transient honors: but O
Heavenl my pulse Mays its motion when
memory recalls my social sphere; for 1
have tasted joy and disappointment, life's
immunities and Us liabilities, its pleasure
aud its pain. I have been the happy hus
band, and life miserable widower, ihe ex
ultant father and the childless man. I
,.i,irod hliaa. and saw it banish before
iu it.mui nf fate. I stood bv the sick
couch of the being most dear to me of all
earthly gifts, and watched the nickering
flame of light until it ceased to burn, and
clasped in bitter tears the cold hand which
once u-rasped my own with all the warmth
of a woman's love. I thought then ot all
her charming goodness, and tar over ine
varied past of our pleasant intercourse,
my thoughts wandered, and all holiness
followed them. As my mind retraced the
path we trod so calmly together, it passed
to p!-iok the many fragrant flowers which
beautified its course, ana present li
quet of rarest 'buds, for recollection to
...intumnlaiB without regret; and as I
looked on those dear eyes that once con
veyed more than lencuv to "
thought all womankind was dead. 1 sat
by the cradle of my lovely iufantboy, who
promised to be the solace of my declining
years, and felt with an anxious hand the
cold drop of death's damp gather upon
his sweet brow. 1 saw the eloquent lace
of mv nnlv daughter, that in lite's health
ful moments spoke more than a recompense
for all I had suffered, bedimmed by death's
resistless cloud; and O God! I heard the
brash sound of the clods as they shut out
from my view nil that I held most dear.
As the sepulchral noise fell upon my be
reaved far, I tuned heart-broken from thei
spot, left the lone graves . of my heart's
dearest treasures, and sought my .onca
happy homo to spend the remnant of my
infirmity, in gloom and reflection, foe
obdurate rate had sported with my destiny
am hi Ma red tha pun of eniovment. Ami
. , . --r - j j . .
laughed nt my repining. e, grim and.
cheerless Winter is triumphant in its sway.
-. a 1 t
and its trown seems to nave cnuiea an
save the torrent, pf my melancholy feel
ings. Night, too, .most dreadful io her
display, hits thrown her sable mantle over
earth's rigid form,, and conceals all from
m r tnfi.a AYcent t.h A miMritifl of tho past.:
V .7. I"' 1 J -i
w men leu me 1 am umoonsoiavw uu pwirei
Uiit thank TfAov-Anl l.hA at.rtl orodA) will Boon
be over, fori feel death's steady approach
1 . 1 1 a .
and ere another year rona ji.ist, my em u
will havo stilled its motion, and my eniee
bled body coirimingled with the dust."
,Tha Old Man hushed. He turned his
sunken eyes suffused with tears toward"
Heaven, and lifting his trembling hands
nupplicated Almighty God to dispel tho
. .1 ... 1. : 1. . .uj.i.a.1 . 1 . ; ..-i-i ..I A .
luuui wiiiun uvoiaiifiuun.iu inn iivi i
wearv soul. His ni-arer was heard, and
ere joyous Spring again decked the earth.,-
with flowers, the Round 01 me mnerai neu
told that the Old Man had gone quielly to
'I'hiia tho criirif rf man n tripd. Ilitrli
hopes to-day swell his breast and anticipa-
f .1 , -. j fri . . u:.-.
ted joys llirong nis minu. lo-inun iny iur
soul welters in the deepest gloom and dark
ness marks his steps. Aye, one day angela
appear to smile around him the next, de
mons of anguish howl fearfully in his ears.
.. . . .a. 1 1 .
Misery follows bliss, and pain auernaict
with t-ase. Thus changefully he goes on
his way until the evening of life draws
ner, and sinking finally into uie arms 01
der th. he is in a short time, unthought of
Tho followintr wna offered bv Mr. Pitf.
. -.v. in..- -3 J
before the Missouri Legislature on thefJtli
January, 185!), which passed both Houses:
liesolvea, TiiattnespeaKer De aucnorizeu
to cause to be printed and posted, one hun-
A . 1 . 1 1 . n.L .a
died bills announcing inai ine oui; of
January, 1859, will bo celebrated by tha
Ma Pitt. Mr. Speaker, this House
passed resolutions, sir, the other day, to
celebrate, in an appropriate manner, the
8th of January. This resolution simply
asking that notice be given to the public
that we will celebrate that day. We have
declared an intention, and now, when we
come to publish it, some gentleman is sud
denly takejj with 'the retrenchment gripes.',.
and squirms arounu nae ft lung ieu vi:uiw
on a pin hook. (Laughter.) Gentlemen;-. '
keep continually talking about economy. '
I, myself, do not believe in tying the pub
lic purse with cobweb strings but . when
retrenchment comes in contact with pat
riotism it assumes the form of 'smallness.'
Such economy is like that of Old Skinflint,
who had a pair of boots made for his little
boy, without soles, that thoy might last
the longer. (Laughter.) I reverence
the May we celebrate.' It is fraught with
reminiscences the most soul-stirring; it
brings to mind one of the grandest events
ever recorded in letters of living fire upon
tha walls of the temple of fame by tho
1 1 .i-i. . '1 1 c
Btrong right arm of the God
of war!. On
such occasions we should rise above party
lines and political distinction. I never
fought under the banner of Old Hickory,
but, 'by the eternal,' I wish I had. ( Laugh
ter and applause:) If the old war horse
tuna 1. 1. i-ii nnur 1 1 n 11" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1l.lt 1.- 11 Cl W Kia.nwrt
children from the side of Joseph's coat of
many colors Whigs, Know Nothings,
Democrats, hard, 6ott-boiIed, scrambled
and fried: Lincolnites, Douglasites and
blatherskites! I belong to no party. I
am free, unbridled, unsaddled, in the politi
cal pasture. Like a bob-tailed bull in fly
time, I charge around in the high grass
and fight my own flies. ( Great laughter.)
Gentlemen, Jet us show our iioeraiity on
patriotic occasions. Why, some men have
no more mtrioiism than vou could stuil
into the eye of a knitting-needle. Let us
not squeeze a hve cent piece until tne pr
on it squeals like a locomotive or an old
, -r . ll.n 1i!11i3 r nrl if.ii-,v
maid. iiei- UO pi IUI. HID IHIO ciuvl iiiivi i
the country that we are as full of patriot
ism as are Illinois swamps ot laopoies.
(Laughter.) I don't believe in doing
things by halves. Permit me. Mr. Speaker,
to make a poetical quotation from one of
our noblest authors:
"I lovo to o the green grass among the red May
"1 love to oo an old grey liorse, for when he goes, he.
Two Juvenile Composition.
On Daxcino. Some people think dan
cim'is ri"-ht, but I do not. I think dan
cing is wrong. People who go to balls
lose their night's rest, and get up in the
. HI. ,1 1 "
morning teeling very Dao anu cross, jyijt
advice to all is not to dance on no occasion
On the Elephant. The elephant is tho
largest animal in the world. He eats hay
and cakes. You must not give the ele
phant tobacco, for if you do, he will stamp
his great big feet on you, and kill you dead .
Some people think the elephant islhe most
noblest animal in tlie world, but as for me,
o-ive me the American J.agiel
TTinns-Nivo Tallow candles. Take
one pound of Alum dissolved in one pint
. , . ii i
of water and ten pounds oi taiiow; piaco
them in an iron kettle; heat the mixture
sufficiently for tlie scum to rise freely; af
ter carefully skimming it. stir it for onie.
time, then put it uway for the tallow to gt
cold; when it is hard, remove all the sedi
ment from the bottom of it. The tallow
is ready to be made into candles.
Jt-Why is h the best letter in the al
phabet for a deaf woman? Because it
makes her ear hear. ,
1 . 1 M- V