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Feb. 9, 1652. 34 tf
Allorneys at law.
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AUorncy al law,
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counties. Oflice, one door east of tlie
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TAS now an asMrtment of Wall Taper,
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Screens, that can bardlv be surpassed in the
West. Prices low. Xo. I Union Block,
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above Work, with Forms complete for
Justices' of, the Peace., J5ve ry Justice and
fflfxx abovld b' e one. , Call soon, at :
' ' ' Bbaxtos
Up iu the early morning.
Just Ml the peep of day, ,
Straining the milk In Urn dairy, :
Turning the cows away.
Sweeping ihe floor In the kitchen,
Making (tie beds upstairs,
Washing the breakfast dishes,
Dusting the parlor chairs,
Crushing the crumbs from the pantry.
Hunting (or eggs at the barn,
Cleaning the turnips for dinner,
Spinning the stocking yarn
Spreading tlin whitening lineu,
Down on me bashes below,
F.unFacking the meadow
Where the redstrawberries grow.
Str.rf-hing the ' fixings ' for Sunday, " ,
Churiiiiig the snowy cream,
"Hinsing the pailiand strainer 1
Ijoh ii iii the running alream
Ft filing the geese and turkeys,
Making the pumpkin pie8,
Jogging the little one's crudle,
JJriving away the 11 is .
Grace !u every motion,
Music iu every tone,
Eeauty of lorm and liature
Thousands might covet to ovtni
Chci'ks that rival spring rose,
Teeth the whitest of pearls;
One of these country maids are worth
A r-eoreof your city girls.
The road which leads from Paris lo
Bngnoles, a small villiage in the De
partment of Orne, winds through a
beautilul country, and is skirted on
either side by tine gardens and pictu
resque scenery. Here vegetation cov.
m tne tiflds, left bare and desolate bv
receding winter, with the beautiful ven
dnre ol awakening spring. Here lirsl
tue trees clothe themselves with bios
some, arid bend beneath the weight of
ripeiiing fruit, defined lor the tables of
Parisian epicures.
On this road, about two miles dis
taut from the great metropolis, throucl
whose streets the current of human life
(lows on like a mighty river, bearingin
us bosom me seeds ot me and death,
tline Mood "at the period of which I am
writing, a little cottage with a small
garden attached, wherein were care-
lutly cultivated (lie lirst spring ilowers.
On either side the poarch the honey
mii kle sprang up, winding itself in and
Mtt ul the trcllir-wnrk, of which it was
composed, making it in the hot days a
pleasant retreat in which the cooling
bieeze circulated freely.
It was in truth a little paradise, and
many were the admiring and envious
e)es that gazed out upon it fiom the
windows ot the dusty diligence which
rattled by three times a day. Ah! they
would say, peace and happiness must
certainly be found here, il anywhere.
Yet how much are we the slaves ol
circumstances! Happiness is a leeling
of the heart, and its source is from
within, and not from without. The
grandest scenery, the most beautiful
landscape, cannot restore happiness to
a heart that is filled with grief ai.d
anxiety. Do we not lind it so?
In the little cottage which I have
been describing, Madame Arblay and
her daughter Victorine, a beautiful
child of twelve., had lived lor rive
years. On the 'death of her husband,
a Paris banker, his affairs were found
to be inextricably involved, and ' when
they were finally disentangled and his
it" i i . i .
ueois paid, out a small pittance was
found to remain. With this, Madame
Arblay and her two children, Victor
and Victorine, withdrew lrom Paris
where their scanty means would not
defray the expenses of living, to the
little cottage i have described.
With il they hired a small plot of
two acres, on which Victor, who was
a stout, active, rosy-cueeked youth of
sixteen, aided by the judgment and ex
pcrience of friendly gardners, labored
zealously, Withiu this little space he
contrived to raise a largit amount ot
market produce, besides the fruit which
the trees bore pleantifully, and these,
when sold in the city .enabled the three
to live very comfortably aud happily
together. But alas! this was not to
Two years afterward, and war rung
its loud summons from one end of
France to the other. Napoleon was
in the field, and soldiers were needed,
Among those who were impressed into
the service was Victor Arblay, He
was a youth of impetuous spirit, and
under other circumstances the call
would have been welcome. But how
could he leave his mother and sister?
What would become ot them wfule he
was absent, and above all if he never
returned? But there was no other al
ternative. He might indeed lind a
substitute, but he had no money, with
which alone be could persuade another
to take his place. " '. .
He promised to let his mother and
sister hear from him olten, and hoped
by sending lus pay home, theywould
be enabled to get along comfortably
until be returned. This was the sec-
ood great afllictioo wbicl) bad 'fallen
upon Madame Arblay, Scarcely re
covered from the loss of her husband,
she was called upon to part with her
son. The pain of abscence, heavy
enough in itself, was rendered still more
burdensome by the uncertainty of re
turn. ,
Perhaps it was fortunate for tier that
this anxiety was counteracted by. an
ather which lorced ilielt upon her at
tention that of sustaining lile by some
means during her son's abscence. The
wages of a French soldier were but
small and there was considerable doubt
whether even these would be safely
transmitted to her, It was absolutely
necessary that she should exert herself
in some manner. It was finite out of
(he question lor her to retain' the land
which her Son had cultivated so sue
cesslulfy; she could not labor on it her
self, and hiring a laborer to do it would
swallow up all the profits. As I have
already remarked, there' was a small
garden in front of the house; here flow
ers might still be cultivated, and would
no dout find a ready sale in Paris.
Besides this she was expert with her
needle, and this would afford no slight
increase to her little income.
The clouds are never so dark but
what the sua will find its way through
Madame Arblay lost no time in car
rying out her plans. She had been
tatigiit when young, to embroider, and
this accomplishment she meant to turn
to a successful account. When weary
of this, she employed herself in teach
ing Victorine to take care of the flow
ers with which the garden was so plen
tifully filled, it was a pleesant sight
to see little Victorine with her apron
thrown carelessly over her head, and a
Irttle watering-pot in her hand dispens
ing the refreshing liquid to the plants
almost drooping beneath the glowing
heat of the warm sun. There were
many roses of all hues, from pale car
nation to deep damask, tmt among litem
all not one eclipsed the healthful bloom
that glowed on V ictorine s creek.
While her mother was bnny with
her needle, Victorine would draw up a
cricket, and seating herselt at herteet,
learn some simple lesson under her
Thus the days fiew by, quietly but
happily. Every three months they re
ceived intelligence from Victor, with !
remittance. As yet he had passed un
harmed through the fiery ordeal of war,
and the shafts thnt had laid Ins com
rades dead at his feet had spared him.
He wrote in eod spirits. With a sol
dier's enthusiasm, he dwelt upon the
brilliant victories which crowned the
efforts of Napoleon, who with all his
ambition, knew how to secure the
warm personal affection of every sol
dier under his command,
For over two years these letters came
regularly. They came like the visits
ot angels to cheer the heart ot tlio Wid
ow and her daughter.
It was in the early part of June
that beautiful month in which Nature
seems clothed in her holiday attire, and
a thousand birds make the air vocal
with their songs ol gratitude to llim
who has bestowed upon them life and
the capacity to enjoy it. Who could
help being happy at such a season as
'Mid the Waving of the trees,
And the ringing of the bees
In the distant quiet wild wood,
Whete the wonted steps ot childhood
Seek in summer's suhry hours,
Cooling shades beneath the bowers,
Formed in arches wild and grind
By the God ol nature's hand."
Madame Arblay and her daughter,
despite these charms which external
nature so lavishly scattered around them
were not happy. A month had elapsed
beyond the usual time of hearing lrom
Victor, and yet no letter. Perhaps he
might be wounded dying, or heaven
avert the terrible fate already dead!
It was at this time that Napoleon, urg.
ed on by nncontroiable impulse, had
sought to make a conquest ot Russia.
But snow, and ice, and cold, the natu
ral ramparts wherewith it was enclosed,
had produced an effect upon the French
army which human arms had failed to
accomplish. sickness superinduced
by the climate, added to the exhausting
effect ot forced marches, had terribly
diminished their numbers and tamed
their courage, The result of this cam
paign is eo well known that I will not
dilate upon it here.
It is enough to say that Madame
Arblay had sufficient reason to dread
that she had looked her last upon Vic
Connected with this she had anoth
er source of anxiety. By means ol
her son's remittance, which had never
tailed her, until now, she had been en
abled, aided by her own efiurts. to sus
tain herself and Victorine. But now
that the former source ot income was
cut oil', at least temporarily, she found
herselt reduced to great liu'i u'iies.
Moreover, as an old rv v s s w lilt
too much truth,
come sinaly.' T!i
-,'S t,'
which 'she had la
ery had seriousl) . yirt A J
The, time which (im!
had at !asit arrive i. ' wlion ;h
cide to give it up altogether; or ' sacri
fice her sight. OL ..course, she- could
not hesitate .Terrible as her situation
must le, if she should eive no thisl
profitable occupa'ion, i would be even
lore emu e more utterly helpless-1
ihould she become blind. Some otlierT
means of assistance must be devised,
fJiat was certain. , . ,
1 As it was now the season of flowers.
Madame Arblay was in the habit of
dispatching Victorine every morning,
to Paris with bouquets, tastefully mil-'to
ea irom uieir lime garden, to sell to
nch as might choose to buy.
V ictorine,' said her mother oro eve
ning, 'have you gathered your flowers
s usuaj, to carry tomorrow morning?'
I e?, mamma, and they are the verv
last; it will be some days, before any
more are blown sufficient to make a
MM how many bouquets have you?'
'Six, mamma: and these at six sous
will bring me thirty-six sous.
uniy tlirty-six sous,' said Madame
Arblay anxiously, -and all the monev
I have in the house is five francs, ft
will scarcely support us a week, and
lor the rent which is due to-day, heav
en only knows where 1 shall find means
to discharge that.
At this moment a loud knock was
heard at the door of the cottage, and
Madame Arblay rose to admit the vis
M. Paul BulTet.the landlord ot Mad
ame Arblay, was a little, dried up Pa
ris notary on of that numerous class
ot persons to whom money is all in all
the great object of life, He was
never known to give one sous away in
charity, The beggar at the crossing
never troubled M. Buffet with his im
portunate solicitations. One look at
the dry passionless lace of the notary
would drive away such a thought.
Had he asked alms of him he would
i : I. i. i t .
unve reueiYcu a ruue repuise. lie was
too devoid ot feeling to give anything
Had the beggar asked alms of him, he
would have answered his request with:
My friend, you look well and ap
pear much slronger than. I am. I work
and so must you.
.'But, sir, 1 can't hnd any. Besides
I have a wife and children. I beseech
you, good sir, give one sous, if noth
ing more.'
Really, my good friend, I must de
dine your proposal. Of course I do
not doubt your word,, and if, as you
say, you find no one to employ you, 1
would reccommend you to seek admit
tance to the Maison de Pauvres, I un
derstand they have good accommoda
.1. ii , .
nous mere: reauy snouiun t nave anv
objections to going there myself. Good
day, Monsieur.'
And M. Paul would bow very cere
moniously, and depart with a satislied
air, as if he had done the most chari
table act in the world.
From such a man Madamo Arblay
i i ir.,1. . i i . .
nau nine to nope ana mucn to ier.
We would not be unjust to M, Paul
We do not deny that he might have a
heart but if he had, he treated it as
he did his treasures, keepine it uuder
lock and key, He might very proper
ly have placed over u the lollowing
'No admittance except on business,'
or more appiopriately still, 'positively
no admittance.'
But all this time we have kept Mr.
Buffet knocking at the door. It is
quite unpardonable.
I trust you are well, Madame,' was
the first salutation; 'and your amiable
child, I (rust she is as fresh and bloom
ing as usual
'Quite well, monsieur, that is to say
we are not ill.'
Ah! 1 can easily believe it. Who
would not be well in this little paradise?
I must call it so if it is mine. Ah
Madame, you are very fortunate in ob
taining it lor four hundred Irancs per
annum. . I trust you will believe that
to any one else I should hav e charged
live hundred at the least.'
Madame Arblay did not believe it,
but she did not say so.
'but what would one hundred francs
additional to the pleasure 1 have in
accommodating such tennants as your
self and j our amiable daughter?'
M. Buffet rubbed his hands in an
ecstacy of benevolence.
'1 am happy,' said Madame Arblay,
'to find you so charitably disposed.
I d not in the least doubt the extent
ot your benevolence,' (The reader
will pardouthu slight deviation from
the truth on the par: of Madame Ar
blay, who, ii will be remembered, had
a point to gain. ) 'And I am the more
glad to be assured of it lrom your own
ups, as 1 shall unfortunately be obliged
to put it to the test. I regret that, ow
ing to unavoidable circumstances, 1
am not prepared with my rent as usu
al.' How, Madame?' said M. Paul, ta
ken suddenly aback.
'It is ts 1 have said,' replied the
widow; 'my poor Victor, lrom whi'iu 1
was wont to receive the remittance
which satisfied your demand, has not
written as usual. 1 know not whit
h$ become of him; he may be dead.
JLSut I will hope not.'
'But you can at least pay a part of
:ie demand?' '
Alas! Monsieur, that is not our only
misfortune: my eyes which, mail now
have served me faithfully,' are failing,
and I cannot work, longer on embroid-
the justice of vacatiiig.'thcse apartments I
ern 1
regret to say that I have nothing
for veil.
..And lure you no hone-no expec
taliorj of lwin' able to pay me?'
-Yes, if I hlar from Victor, other
wise not.' : - .
'I regret it for your sake, Madame,
kPAP PI r'lit il f n iicoc fttn uriil ooa
'Oh, sir, you will not be so cruel
consider where can I co? What will
become of me ami my poor child?'
rcy-ret it as much as vourse f. Do
I not lose one hundred francs? Mad
ame,! am as much to be pitied as your
It was a desperafe cliance.nnd Mad
ame Arblay felt it AQ.be. so.. But what
alternative had she. It is an almost
hopeless task to obtain water from the
.olid rock, yet if all other sources are
dried up.
iMonsieur, in two days dispatches
are expected from the army, There
may be something from Victor. Al
ow us to remain until then, and per
laps I shall be enabled to pay you all.'
M. Paul caught at this sotnrestion.
and alter balancing its probability in
his mind for a moment, finally decided
that it would be most politic, aa this
was the only chance of obtaining the
amount due, lo grant the request. j
vii,. wauame Arulav.' said he,
twisting his dried up features into what
was meant to be a smile, 'see what it
is to have a soft heart. I dace no
faith in your hopes, and yet so much
do I pity you and yojur amiably daugh
ter, that I cannot tuae yik no.though
by that means.L-rfi YAffflfbl loosing
the rent for these two days in addition
to the present arrears,'
Mr, bullet looked as if ho expected
to be thanked for this wonderful stretch
of magnanimity, and Madame Arblay
il I.. l . : . i '
wiuugiu ii uesv iu acquiesce in 1113 euiO'
gy upon himself.
Incase, Madame,' continued the
disinterested visitor, 'iu case, as I deem
most probable, you should be disap-
pointeu in your expectations, you will
oi course make no dilhculty in witlv
drawing at once, Day after to-mor
row at this hour I will be will be with
you. M. Paul bowed and withdrew.
It was with a serious foreboding that
Madame Arblay sat down to consider
on how slcndcr hunj her hopes of ban
pines of life i'.selt t or how could
she live without food, and the dark fu
ture gave not the slightest hope of any
employment sticn as migut secure food
lor herselt and V ictorine.
Wearied with thoughts which yielJ-
eu not sausiacuon, sue was soon over
come by that heavy slumber which
comes only to the weary and exhaust
[From the Cincinnati Enpuire.]
The Vote of Ohio at the Recent
Election—Comparison With Other
Years--Facts for Democrats.
Upon our first page will be found the
officat vote of Ohio on Governor and
Lieutenant Governor as returrled by
counties to the ofTicet of the Secretaty of
Stale, at Columbus. It is taken from
the Stile Journal, and may be relied
upon as strictly correct. In giving it
to our subscribers for preservation, we
propose to compare it with the result
of elections in former years, and make
such remr-rka as the comparison sug
gests, In 1853, at the State e'ection
in October, for Supreme Court Judge,
the vote stood as follows: -
Caldwell, Democrat 147936
Hayne, Whig 130,507
Sutliff, Abolitionist 22,524
ii win ue seen mai nai mere been a
"fusion" of the opposition, such as exis
ted this year, Caldvvtll would have
been beaten in 1S52 about five thousand
votes. Tha whole vote of the Stale was
three hundred and ten thousand. In
November, 1832, the Presidential elac
lion took pUce. The total vote was
forty thousand more than it had keen
the month ptevious, and divided is fol
lows among the candidates:
Piere, Democrat 169,220
Scott, Whig- 152.520
Hale, Abolitionist 31.GS2
.Although Fietce beat Scott sixteen
thousand vote, ynt had there been
fus.otr, such a existed th year, be
would bare lost the State, tj fifteen
thousand. In 1S53 the vote stood for
Med ill, Democrat., i.... U7.663
Barrere, Whig 85,820
Lewis. Abolitionist 50,316
The whole vote of the State was very
small only two hundred aud eihty-
two thousand. The Whigs, despariug
oi success, ana dispirited hy their Pres
idential defeat, luada no cfiort, and the
consequence was Medill had about
elevej thousand more vole than both
ins cainpemors coiiiainej. mis was
owing, wa repet,t the diminution of
the W big vote, aud not to aoy increase
it the Democratic. In ISjI, the"fusiou
of tbe w ruga and Abolitionist took
place iu Ohio The public mind wa
crazy about Aboliuoniam and Know
Nothtiigisin, and upon the excitement
the opposition Carried the Stat by an
altogiher uuprecedented vote. It stood
thus ob Supreme Ouurt Judge:
Norn. Democrat, 109,075
Swan, Fusionist, .,160,493
The whole vote ws two hundred and
nintysix thousand, and Swan's majority
was seventy thuuud. But eleven
counties hi lite State of the eighty-nine
gave Democratic - tnajimties. and they
weie all very small. The oppdSlliou.
loudly bonted that tbe Democrarr v. r
"crushed out" aud annihilated In 0'ii.
and could never make another rally
The Fusionists, in July, . 1905. m i U t
complete union upon a' State (i.A-l,
with exception of the offic. of l.vr.
nor, and even upon him the divi-i.m
was by no means formidable' 'VU-t
were. Derfecllv organized atl over th
S'at,md, encouraged by their gr a'
tory ot ISO 1, were in the best of pi riix,
me uemoracy on toe oilier band, .-m
demoralized by the desertion of mmiv f
(heir most trusted leaders to the tvi' v
Nothings and to the Abolitionists! i I
issues in the campaign were not bol
dly aud strictly dtflaed as they , shon I L
have been by the Democratic State Cim.
vention, and " the State- ticket Im.I
upon it two or three name? by.op means,
popular with the Democratic masses,
and in whose behalf it was impossible
to draw out a fijll vote. Under the.,
circumstances'the election came on.witii
the following result for Governor:
Chase, Abolitionist 140,01!
Medill, Democrat '-131,001
Trimble, Whig 24,310
Chase, although he had fifteen thn...
aand plurality over Medill, i in minior-
uy on tne popular vote fcbout nine thou -sand.
The nil of the State la mitt,.
small, the increase over last vear only
being about six or seven thousand, while
it is flftr thousand short of that r.u
at the last Pudental election. Oi
Lieutenant Governor the toi'o slau Is
Ford, Fusionist.. JG9.4 10
Myers, Democrat- 133,4b')
Ford's majority 35.051
The net Democratic cain since last
year Is, therefore forty-one thousand.
The Democratic vote which was onW
one hundred and nine thousand in 180 1,
has increased to one hundred and thirtv
three thousand in IS55 while the Fu
sion vote has fallen off from ono hun
dred aud eighiy-stx thousand to one
hundred sixty-nine thousand. Our vot
is only fourteen thousand less than it
was in 1853, when Medill was elected
by eleven thousand majority over all.
This shows that an inconsiderable num.
berofour men have deserted to tin
enemy.and that our organization retain
nine-tenths of its origntnal strength.
The fact that our vote should have in
creased twenty-four thousand within '.he
past year, and the Fusionists' diminish
ed seventeen thousand, is a most gratify
ing indication of the healthy reaction in
public sentiment which has beca-an I
is still going on.
Twenty-ttri eenntles gifB democrat
ic majority fo Myers over Ford. ett
being redeemed since last year; inclu
ded in the latter being some of the most
important in the State, such a Hamil
ton, Montgomery.Fairfield and Wayne.
Thirty-one counties now gives Medill
majorities oer Chase, Thirtytw.
counties have been carried by the Fx
sionists by meager majorities of from
one to less than five hundred each.---The
most of these letter will.nexl year,
be found "right side up," with Dem
ocrtic majoiities. Wheiever anything
like a full vote was polled this yet
aud contest made such, for Jinstanc,
as in the counties of Hamilton, Frank
lin and Montgomery the result was a
substantial Democratic trumph. On thn
contrary.the enemy obtained his major
ity in those regions of the State wern
only about two-thirds of the election
came to the polls. The entire Fuaiou
only equals what Tierce, Democrat, re
ceiredfor President in 1852. and there
is no doubt that, ao pSrfect was their
organization, nearly all their elector
were brought out, Even should tho
'fusion' combine on President next.'yraf,
wnicn we hold to be an improbable
event, we believe Ohio can de carried
easly by the Democracy. The naost of
those per-ons who voted for Trimble
this year will cast their suffrages for a
Democratic National President, rather
than see an Abolition-sentionalist suc
ceed, and that aloae will give us the
Upon a calm snrvey of the canvass,
all must admit that, for tha Dmoctcy
of Ohio to increase their vote twenty
four thousand in one year, and diminish
that of the enemy seventeen thousand
in the ame length of time, making a
Democratic gain of forty-one thonsand,
was, under the circumstances, doing as
well as we could reasonable expect.
Our principles are right our cause is
onward; and it will be but a brief per
iod befote the Democrat flag will once
more float triumph over the Buckeye
State. To succeed, we have only to
plant our selves firmly upon the Demo
cratic platform make no concessions
or compromises whatever with the ene
mies of any of its fundameutal articles,
but bodly take'issue with them upon
every point, and especially upon the
great questions of the day, which vital
ly affect the principles of civil and reli
gious Ubertyandihe p reset vauon of the.
American Uuion
The price of ;trearia-eti H-rta-1
Paris. It costs tbe treasurr fiurnnn
supply flour to the working classes, at
tne rate nxea uy government. Mun
icipalities, all throuch the -n.,nt. ...
votingheavy sums in charity, and de
vising waysatid means to raise money
and telive .distress. AtBrussels the
price of bread had aucrueni.,' Br it ;.
already considerable dearer than at
raris. At Madrid, a similar rise had
taken place, and one of tbe papers call
upon the authorities to inouire wih..
th bankers a-e not imposing upon the
public by coalition- - A calamitous
winter for the poor isanticinatd ;n Tf,..
Aud if shipments forJEurope continue
from this country, ther Ii every "pro
babilii ..that the . noof i'of -the -Uin,i
States will suffer JoA-breaefore- B.
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