OCR Interpretation


Lower Sandusky freeman. (Lower Sandusky [i.e. Fremont, Ohio]) 1849-1849, October 13, 1849, Image 1

Image and text provided by Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90068957/1849-10-13/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

. LOWKIl SAM)
7 VOLUME I.
LOWER SANDUSKY, OCTOBER 13, 1849.
NUMBER 31.
l)t - .iCotDtir SanbtiBkg; Jretman.
' TERMS.
Payment ! advanea,... ........ ...i ....... $1.50
4 0a. . witbit. the year. 2,00
' . Do. afterthe expiration of the year ......2,50
'A fail are to notify usof a desire todiBContinue, in under
Stood aa wMhiur U eontlnoe the subscription, aud the pa
per wul besenlaocordiagfy, but all order to discontinue,
whan arrearage! are paid, will be faithfully attended tu.
-1 '. ,, . . law of Newspapers.. .
- 1. Subscriber who da not fiva express notice to the
contrary, are considered aa wishing to continue their sub-
ecripttoua. ' - . "
- 9. If subscribers order thediscontinnance of theirpa
pore, the publisher may continue to send them ontil all
Arrearages are paid.
3. tf subscribers neglector refuse to take theirpapers
Tram the office to which they are directed, they are held
responsible till theysettlo their bill and order their papers
vtiscentinned. ' .
4. If subscribers remove to other places, without In
forming the publisher, and the paperiasent to the form
er direction, they are held responsible.
5. - The court have decided that refusing to take a
aawapape? or periodical from the office, or removing and
leaving it uncalled for, is prima facie evidence of inten
tional fraud. .. '
How o st or i rim. First see that Ton have paid
Tor it op t the time you wish it to stop; notify the p6si
master of your desire, and ask him to notify the publisher
under his frank, as he4s authorized to do of you wish
to discontinue. -
JJnsinesa Dimtorg. -
": From the Boston Ad vertiser.
ST. PETER AXD TIIE THREE SPIRITS.
Once
A Iiegend -From the German.
came up to the portals of
tv. ; SONS OF TEHPEBANCE.
Fort Stevenson Division. No. 432 Sta
ted -meet in its, every Tuesday evening at the Division
Room is the old Northern Exchange.
v CADETS OF TEMPERANCE.
.Fort Stevenson Section. No, 102 meets
very Thursday evening in the Hall of the Sons of Tem
perance. , , A
X- I. O. O. F.
Crogfhnn L.OdlIC, No. 17, meets at the Odd
Fellows Hall, in Morehouse's building, every Saturday
evening. ; .
IS 19. .:' '11849.
C, H. Tile Cl7fcI,OCny
DRUGS. MEDICINES, PAINTS, DYESTITFFS,
BOOKS, STATIONARY, Ac.
Lower Sandusky, Olilo.
RALPH P. BrCKLAXD,
A TTOR.VET iJ CmmwHor l law (! Solicitor
" in Chancery, will attend to professional business iu
oandusfcy and Afijoininr conntiee.
O OrncK Second tory of Tyler's Block. '-
: " JOHN L. GREEAE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW and Prosecutins Attorney
for Samluaky comity, Ohio, will attend to nil pro-"
(Visional business entrusted to his care, with promptness
and fidelity.
D Or ric at the Court House.
CHESTER EXIGERTON,
- Attorney and Counsellor ut Ihw,
I,, : ; AND SOLICITOR I!T CHANCERY.
Oftick At the CourLUome. "
Lower Sandusky, O. - -- No 1.
a spirit from Rome
. . Heaven.
Knocked very hard, and hallooed "quick, opon the door
hero!"
Peter then, turning his key, half opened the wicket and
peeped through:
"Who in the name of wonder," he asked, "is making
this noise here I"
Haughtily answered the spirit, and high did he hold up
the Pnpo's shrift:
"T. a Catholic Christian, whose hope is the only salt a
tiou."
"Sit thee down on the bench," said Peter re-locking,
. "aud wait there:"
Just then a spirit from Berne, cam op to the portals of
. Heaven.
Knocking as hard as the first, and hallooing, "Open (he
door quick!"
Peter unbolted again and repeated the question, "Who
- artlhou7"
"T. a Calvenist Christian, whose faith is the only salva
tion."
"There sit down on the bench!" And soon came a spirit
from Frankfort.
Knocking- end calliuir "Unbolt." "Who art thou?"
j asked the disciple; . ....
"T. a Lutheran Christian, whose faith is the only aalva
tion."'
"Down with thee on the bench!" he said, and again is
. the door locked. : -
There now sat they together, the three, in spite of their
three creeds;
Sat together in peace, and behold in mute admiration.
Sun and Moou and Stars, from seeming chaotic confu-
sion, . -
Joned to harmonious dance, and heard the myriad
singers
Choirs of Angels and blessed, in unison pour out their
' heart's love, :
One nnfniling stream of sweet, soul-ravishing music
All this saw and heard aud breathed the perfumes of
Heaven;
Bat not long tilt their hearts too full with the heavenly
blisses,
Melt, and they all break forth into one unanimous cho
. rns.
Shouting "Cod is one, and all three, we believe in the
one God!" . -
sudden, behold! the portals of Heaven fly
and the ether is gulden
Then, on a
open, -
"Moving liHrmonious sound
with radiance.
There is .Peier ajfitin.- He smiles like a father, saving,
Have ym batUniigiu yourselves now. ye naughty chil-
.di'ttiif bu come then!"
EMMANUEL VITALI3 SCHEftB.
Concord, Mass. . .
Ill iscclla neons. '
. - Fox & Beaugrand,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
5 ESPECTFULLY tender their professiottHlaervices
to the citizens of Lower bandosky and vicinity
; OrricK One door south of McCulloeh'a Drug store
' .LAQ. RAWSON, '
PHYSICIAN and scbgeox,
; JJ LOWER SANDUSKY OHIO.
May 26, 1849. ; ' 14
lillincry and Dressmaking.
' ' MISS L. E. LENON,
i:"M"TOULD inform the Ladies of. Lower Sandusky
V V nd vicinity, that she is prepared to do work in
the neatest manner and in the tasnion
RESIDENCE, nearly opposite the Methodist Church
May ab, '4. ... . I4:3m.
PORTAGE COUNTY
- Mntiial Fire Insurance Company.
LOWER 8ANDU8KT, OHIO.
Wanted at this Office,
-a f CORDS good Hickory and Ash wood. To those
' IIP who have promised us Wood we Bay, we want
it new. Freeman Office, L. Sandusky, May 26.
Post-Office Hours.
T I iHE regular Post-Office hours, until furtber notice,
1 - wilt be as follows: .
From 7 to 13 A. M. and from 1 to 8 P. M.
Sunday from 8 to 9 A. M. and from 4 to 5 P. M.
' W. M. STARK, P. M.
. BEI.Ij &. SHEETS,
Fhytticians autl Surgsoits,
- LOWER SANDUSKY, OHIO.
OFFICE Second Story of Knapp'a Building.
July 7, 1849.
21
VTTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
IOWIE IIJDTSKT.'OHIO,
WILL give his undivided attention to professional
business in Sandusky and the adjoining counties.
Lower Sandusky, Feb. 27, '49.
- NEW ARRANGEMENT.
DRS. SHEETS & BELL,
HAVlNGentered into a partnershipin the Drui Store
owned by Dr. Sheets, iu Tyler's Building, where
they now offer a full assortment of
, Drugs, Medicine Dye Stuffs, Oils, Paints,
and a great variety of fancy articles, such as cologne,
hair oil, indelible ink, pen-zuives, combs, brushes of all
kinds, with a full assortment of
- PATENT MEDICINES,
for every disease that afflicts mankind: which we offer
at very low psices for Cash, Beeswax Ginseng, Sassafras
Bars from the root and Paper Rags. Low Prices, and
- Ready Pay in somt thing,
is oor motto forever. ' - SHEETS & BELL.
Lower SandusEy July 14, 1849. 21
TOLEDO IiOI7fiE,
LOWER SANDUSKY, OHIO.
T- ESTER VANDERCOOK respectfully announces
JL that he has taaen the above well known s and in
Lower Sandusky, and has thoroughly refitted and furnish
ed it with all the new furniture, carpels, &c &c, nec
essary, ftndaow solicits the attention and patronage of hie
friends and the public at large. .
HIS TABLE.
Wilt always be liberylly supplied with the best the mar
ket affords, as he enjoys the best facilities for obtaining
both eubstantials and luxuries, House , barns, end yards
are spaetous and commodious, and he relies with certainty
opon a very liberal share of public patronage, - . . ,
Lower Sandusky, April 14, '49!
13 0 t t r T) - The Knickerbocker.
r or goofl numor pieasauvry, auu buciui iireBiae qoail
ities, give us the Knickerbocker. All its pages ere col
loquial. It holds you by the button until you hear all its
jokes and good humor. The editorials, book-table, nnd
chit-chat are the best in the country. We copy the fol
iowiug from that popular magazine:
Hcrr Smash. ,-
Herr Smash, the pianist, made his deloo before
a Bunkum audience last night. That there was
such a being in all existence in any quarter of
the globe was un-beknown to us until about a
year ago, when a puff from the Manchester Cour
ier was sent out tor publication all through the
United'n States'n, declaring his great triumph in
the town-hall of said place.: lhis kind of sharp
ened curiosity, and we tirst heard the question ask
ed, 'who was Herr Smash ? Also with reference
to his laurels. (And speaking of laurels, we have
a few cedar posts to be disposed ot cheap.) I hen
came a small pamphlet, left at the doors of Bunk
urn, headed in German characters, Herr Smash,
and that he was now on his way, which investigat
ed inquiry, to the highest pitch, but no Herr Smash
yet Soon after his plenipotentiary agent appeared
for the purpose of hiring rooms, and bespeaking him
a sufficient benefit from our fellow citizens cordial
ly responded to: after which, with a good head of
steam, the Caledonia steamer brought up the mon
ster to the wharf at Boston, last week, soon after
which, the bills were printed at this office, and he
last night appeared at his dehoo, which was enthu
siastic to a degree.
Ihe instrument was an extremely massive one,
of the kind called grand, which, when the curtain
drawed up, we perceived was secured to the floor
by traverse timber from the lumberyard ot .board
man and Brothers, also by a side-long piece of iron,
hammered down with tenpeny nails (patent heads)
and screws. Herr omash soon entered with a
bust of unanimous applause. His appearance was
exentrik. A bushy head like a bushel, and a smear
of mustashes onto his upper hp, otherwise frock
coat and sundries. He a!so carried a cambric hand
kerchief perfumed with musk. We smalt it- He
took his position, planting himself firm, while two
upholsters tacked his coat tails with little brass
studs, also secured bis body with ropes. His au
dience were by this time at the highest point of the
key-veeve, and time they was. He took ot his glovs,
hurled his eyes all round the theayter, looking grim,
held his wrists about three feet above the key board,
letting the ends of his fingers hang down, his hair
stood right up, and we knew that eminent jeyardy
was a-coming. So held them for three minutes,
while all the whole audience was nigh out of breath,
and while he was so, down he came with his ten
finger nails. After this he looked round with a
smile, and the enthusiasm of the audience, unable
irilC kiraiUCSh. Before this was nver lift lifted nn his fino-ers and
Let us thank Heaven, too, that there are other JOWI1 ho came a.rain. insomuch that the brss nlate
standitrdsof greatness besides vastness of territory ; 0f the piano waswrenched off, and one leg thrown
and other forms of wealth besides mineral deposi-1 pretty much across the room. Unmindful of this,
i nougn everj nui , i)e now began galloping with his fingers from end
tes or agricultural exuberance.
were a rotosi, though every valley, like that
of the Nile; were rank with fatness, yet might
a nation be poor in the most desperate sense ;
benighted in the dat knes of barbarism, and judgement-stricken
of Heaven for its sins. A state has
local boundaries whigh it cannot rightfully trans
cend; but the realm of intelligence, the sphere of
charity, the moral domain in which the soul can
expand and expatiate, are illimitable, vast and
You can Take my Hat.
; BY UNCLE" OBT.
"We were once coming over the railroad from
Washington city to Baltimore, when we observed
a peculiar sort of a man sitting hard by a tall, slim
good-natured fellow, but one who somehow seem
ed to bear the impress of a person who lived by
his wits written upon his face. A friend who was
with me answered my inquiry as to who be was,
and at the same time asked me to keep between
the object of my attention and himself, lest he should
come over to our seat, as my companion said he
knew him, but did not wish to recognize him there.
'That is Beau H , said he, 'a man that is
universally known in Washington as one of the
most accomplished fellows - in the city always
ready to borrow of, or drink with you. He never
has anv money, however, and I'm curious to know
how he will get over the road without paying, for
ne it ao it in some way.'
'Probably he has got a ticket borrowed the
money to buy it with, or something of that sort,
said I. - ,
'Not he. Beau always travels free, and boards
in the same way. He never pays money when
wit or trick will pass current in its place,' said my
inend conudently. .. . .. : .
What a shocking bad hat he has got on,' said
I, observing the dilapidated condition of his beaver.
'It's some trick of his doubtless, for the rest of
his dress, you .observe, is quite genteeL'
My friend went on to tell -me bow Beau had
done his tailor out of a receipt in full for his last
bill, and his landlady at his last boarding place.
and also various other little specimens of his inge
nuity and wit 'He owes me ten dollars, said my
friend, 'but in attempting to collect of him one day,
1 11 be hanged if he didn't get ten more out of me
so I think shall let the matter Test there for fear
of doubling the sum once more. --'
At this moment the conductor entered the op
posite end of the cars to gather the tickets from
the passengers, and give them checks in return.'
Many of them, as is often the practice with travel
ers who are frequently called upon on populous
routes to show their tickets, had placed theirs in
the bands of their hats, so that the conductor could
see that they were all right, and not trouble them
to take them from their pockets at each stopping
place. As the conductor drew nearer, Beau thrust
his head out of the car window, and semed absorb
ed in contemplating the scenery on that side of the
road. The conduetor spoke to him for his ticket
there was no answer.
Ticket sir,' said the conductor, tapping him light
ly on the shoulder.
liea.il sprang back into the car, knocking his bat
into the road, and leaving it in a moment, nearly
a mile behind. He looked first at the conductor,
then out of the window after his hat, and in a seem
ing fit of rage exclaimed. . ,
What the d 1 do you strike a " man in that
way for ? Is that your business ? Is that what
to end of the instrument, turning head over heels
between a quaver and a semi-quaver, and all right
again and on, before anybody would know that
there was any time lost He first played Yankee
Doodle, out of compliment, smothering it up with
the blanket of ornament, and tucking it in, that
when the poor Yaukee did peep out with its face
we hadly knowed it . Says we to ourself, 'can this
be Yankee Doodle come to town, Yankee Doodle
boundless as the omnipresence of the Being that j Dandy ?' After this, however, unloosing his mus
tciU bark irom the wharf of patriotism, he began
to play the Battle of Prague, the Battle of the Nile,
Battle of the Pyramids, Battle of Wagram, Battle
ot Austerhtz, and Battle of Bunker Hill, all con
created them. Worldly treasure is of o nature
that rust may corrupter the moth destroy.or thieves
steal ; but, even upon the earth, there are mental
treasures which ar3 unapproachable by fraud, im
pregnable to. voilence, and whose value does not certed into one grand junction cannonade, which
perish, but is redoubled-with the using. A state, after the third volley ripped off his coat tails, tore
then, is not necessarily fated to insigniliance, be- Hp the brass nails, and threw the lid of the piano
cause iu, numuers are narrow, nor uooraeo. to clean across the room, while the sensation of the
obscurity and powerlessness because its numbers
are few. Atliens was small; yet, low as were
her moral aims, she lighted up the whole earth as
a lamp lights up a temple. Judea was small;
but her prophets and her teachers were, and
will continue to be, the guides of the world.
The narrow strip of half-cultivated land, that lies
between her eastern and western boundaries is not
Massachusetts; but her noble and incorruptible
men, her pure and exalted women, the children
in all her schools, whose daily lessons are the pre
ludes and rehearsels of the great duties of life and
the prophecies of future eminence, these are the
State. fHorace Mann.
Wise Counsel.
The Home Journal gives the following extract
from an address of the venerable Dr. Nott, Presi
dent of Union College, N. Y.
'I have been young, and am now old ; and in re
view of the past, and the prospect of the future, I
declare unto you beloved pupils, were it permitted
me to live my life over again, I would by the help
of God, from the very outset, I would favor vir
tue; and lend my influence to advance whatever
would exalt and adorn human nature, alleviate
human misery, and contribute to render the world
lived in, like the Heaven to which I aspire, the
abode of innocence and felicity. Yes. thou-crh
I were to exist no longer than the ephemera that
port away their hour m the sunbeams ot the
morning; even during that brief period I would
rather soar with the eagle, and leave the record
of my flight and my fall among the stars, than
reep the earth and lick the dust with the reptile.
and, having done so, bed my body with my me
mory in the gutter."
1 he life of Dr. Wott has been a dailr illustration
of the value of the sentiments he so handsomely
expresses. He is now a patriarch of seventy six
years and has presided over Union College . for
for forty-hve years, preserving in his old age that
fire of genious and kindliness of heart which have
made him the idol of all who have even enjoyed
his instruction.
A Scotch minister, very homely in his address.
chose for his text a passage in the Psalms: 'I said
n my haste all men nre liars. 'Ay, premised his
reverence, by way of introduction, 'ye said it in
your haxte Dawvid, did ye ? Gin y6u had been here,
e might lia said it at your leisure mon."
audience was unmitigated in the extreme. Ladies
waved their handkercheifs, and children at the
breast bawled aloud, while some friends of ours
were so foolish as to boohoo out of mere enthusi
asm. We can only state the effect produced, as
our musical critic has drawed up a scientific ac
count We, the editor of the Flag Staff, stood our
ground, screwd up our eye glass: blowedour nose
with our pocket handkercher; run our fingers
through our hair; sucked our cane; cast our eyes
round unmolested ; smoothed down our hat, button
ed our risbands; hitched up our pantaloons; ap
plauded very slightly with our thumb nails ;thohugt
over our next leader in our next i lag Staff, when
just as we were doin' this, the Herr come to the
finale, when just as you think it all done, horns,
fidles, cymbals, gong, and kettle drum with a bang;
bang; bang; bang; tiddle de tiddle de idle; bang,
bang, bang, tiddle de dum de idle ; bang, bang.
bang, bang, bang; then a slow measured bang;
bang, BAiNOr; then at it again with a findle de idle
de idle de crash ! crash ! smash ! and with that, legs,
keys, iron, wire, sank down on the floor in one
mass of heterogenus chaos, and Herr smash, with
his hair on eend; his coat tails ripped off: his eyes
flashing fire; his mustaches looking thunder; fists
clenched ; meouth foaming, ran right off the stage.
Dull, stupid people have an instinctive abhor
rence of mimicry and wit The cause is obvious :
they are afraid of being mode the butts of these
pleasant qualities. Blockheads are exceedingly a-
fraid of being quizzed, and cannot tolerate the
slightest joke at their own expense.
Powers' Greek Slave.
We went to see this chefdoover in plaster, it hav
ing been brought to Bunkum last week. We had
understood it was an exposure, and we wished to
be satisfied on our own eccount Figure then,
reader, or let us figure for you, an adult she-statoo
without any frock. We were at first dismayed and
pained. We said to our warm-hearted friend, Mr.
Thomas, 'Give us our hat. We wish to put our
head in our hat' We subsequently came to a dif
ferent state of feeling, having been a little preju
diced at first, we confess, by learning the plaster it
was made of was brought from Paris. Now, then,
if you want to know what we think of it, reader, its
the greatest piece of whittln in the world, and we
don't see how he done it. No jack-knife could a
cut a shaving or shingle slicker we doo think. It's
so smooth and reond that it shines like a little
lump of loaf sugar, the light seems to but up ag'in
i it, and then back right eout. There was silence in
the room like the Egyptln desart when the harp of
Memon has got the floor. A deep, solemn whisper
of 'Very fine i" was all which pervaded the ear, save
every now and then could be heard the undertones
of the exhibitor, who was turning the statoo abeout
on a pivot, that the whole effect of the whittlin'
might be perceived. 'Slower John; to the right
to the left; that'll do, there now, hold on, and so
forth,' which we wished he'd keep to himself, as
he broke in on our reflections. One don't like to
have the sacred ess of his reflections decomposed
when the very light of heaven seem to steal in.
the company hire you for?'
'I beg your pardon, sir, I only want your ticket,'
replied the conductor, meekly..
'Ticket ! O, yes, it's all very well for you to want
my ticket, but I want my hat!' replied Beau brist
ling up.
'Very sorry, sir, really. I barely desired to call
your attention, and I took the only means in my
power,' said the conductor. - . .
'You had better use a cane to attract a person's
attention, and hit him over the head with it, if he
happens to be looking the other way !' replied the
indignant Beau. - ;
'Well, sir, I am ready to appologise to you again,
if you wish. I have done so already once,' said
the now disconcerted official.
'Yes, no doubt, but that don't restore my prop
erty ; that's gone.
'Well, sir, I cannot talk any longer, I'll take your
ticket if you please, said the conductor.
'ticket! havn t you just knocked it out the win
dow, hat and all! Do you want to add insult to
injury ?' ' -
'O, your ticket was in your hat-band ?' suggest
ed the conductor.
'Suppose you stop the train and go back and
see,' said the hatless Beau, with indignant scorn
depicted on his face.
'Well sir, you shall pass over the road free, then,'
replied the conductor, attempting to go on with his
duty.
'The price of a ticket,' said Beau, is one dollar;
my beaver cost me a V. Your good sense will at
once show you there is a balance of $4 in my fa
vor at any rate.'
The conductor hesitated. Beau looked like a
gentleman to one uot perfectly posted in the human
face; he was well-dressed, and in his indignation
appeared most honest.
'I'll see you after I have colleted the tickets,' re
plied the conductor, passing on through the car.
Beau sat in silent indignation, frowning at every
body until the conductor returned, and came and
sat down by his side. Beau then in an earnest
under tone, that we could only overhear occasion
ally, talked to the conductor 'like a father,' and we
saw the crest-fallen man of tickets pay the hatless
passenger four dollars.
The trick was at once seen through by both my
friend and myself, and the next day, over a bottle
of wine at the Monument House, Beau told us he
was hard up, hadn't a dollar, picked up an old hat
at Gadsby s Hotel m Washington, clapped his cap
in his pocket and resolved that the hat should car
ry him to Baltimore and it did, with four dollars
t tit o the bargain! i'lagot our Union.
A Way-side Story about Honesty.
One evening a poor man and his son, a little boy,
sai uy me way-siue ueur uits gate o an Old town
in Germanj'. The father took out a loaf of bread,
which he had bought in the town, and broke it and
gave half to his boy. 'Not so, father,' said the boy ;
'I shall not eat until after you. - You have been
working hard all day, for small wages to support
me ; and you must be hungry ; I shall wait till you
are done.' 'You speak kindly, my son,' replied the
pleased father; "your . love to me does me more
good than my food; and those eyes of yours' re
mind me of your dear mother who has left us, who
told you to love me as you used to do; und in
deed, my boy, you have been a greatlstrength and
comfort to me ; but now that I have eaten the first
morsel to please you, it is your turn now to eat',
'Thank you, father; but break this piece in two,
and take you a little more, for you see the loaf is
not large, and you require much more than 1-do.'
'I shall divide the loaf for you my boy ; but eat it,
I shall not; I have abundance; and let us thank
God for his great goodness in giving us food, and
in giving us what is better still, cheerful and con
tented hearts. He who gave us the living bread
from heaven, to nourish our immortal souls, how
shall he not give us all other food which is not nec
essary o. support our mortal bodies?'
The father and son thanked God, and then be
gan to cut tile loaf in pieces, to begin their frugal
meal. But as they cut one portion of the loaf, there
fell out several large pieces of gold of great value.
The little boy gave a shout of joy, and was spring
ing forward to grasp the unexpected treasure, when
he was pulled back by his father. 'My son, my
son!' he cried, 'do not touch that money; it is not
ours ? 'I know not as yet to whow it belongs ; but
probably, itwas put there by the baker, through
nr . ' - t i .
some mistake, vve must inquire, ruin. out.
father,' interrupted the boy, 'you are poor and nee
dy, and you have bought" the loaf, and the baker
may tell a Jie, and' ' . .
'1 will not listen to you, my boy. I bought the
loaf, but did not buy the gold in it ', If the baker
sold it to me in ignorance, I shall not be so dishon
est as to take advantage of him; remember Him
who told us to do to others as we would have oth-
do to us. The baker may possibly cheat us. I am
poor, indeed, but that is no sin. If we share the
poverty of Jesus, God's own Son, oh ! let us share,
also, his goodness and his trust in God. ;We may
never be rich, but we may always be honest We
may die of starvation, but God's will be done, should
we die in doing it! res, my boy, trust in God,
and walk in his ways and you shall never be put
to shame. Now, run to- the baker and bring him
here ; and I shall watch the gold until he comes.'
So the boy ran for the baker. 'Brother-workman
said the old man, 'you have made some mistake, and
almost lost your money ;' and he showed the baker
the gold, and told him how it had been found. 'Is
it thine ?' asked the father, 'if it is take it away.
My father, baker, is very poor, and '." 'Silence,
my child; and put me not to shame, by thy com
plaints. i am glad we have saved this man from
losing his money.' The baker had been gazing al
ternately upon the honest father and his eager boy,
and the gold which lay glittering on the green turf.
Thou art, indeed, an honest fellow,' said the baker;
'and my neighbor David, the flax-dresser, spoke
the truth when he said, thou wert the honestest
man in our town.' -" .- '
'Now I shall tell thee about the gold: A stran
ger came to my shop three days ago, and gave me
that loaf, and told me to sell it cheaply or give it
away, to the honestest poor man 1 knew in the city.
i torn uavia to sena tnee to me, as a ciistomer.'inis
morning; as thou knowest for the last pence in
thy purse; and the loat with all its treasure and,
sertes, it is not small ! it is thine, and God grant
thee a blessing with it !' The poor father bent his
head to the ground, while the tears fell from his
eyes. His boy ran and put his hand about his neck,
and said, 'I shall always, like you, my father, trust
(iod, and do what is right; for 1 am sure it wil nev
er put us to shame.' Edinburgh Chn. Mag:
Remains of WhitefieM.'
i'i-m f?
I "Did not Think." The Portsmouth Journal
says that two boys went into a store in that town,
and looked at some knives; when they left, a knife
was missing. Ihe thoughtless boy had some salu
tary reflection before the next morning as is shown
by the fact that the ktiite was thrown into the store
by a boy who passed so rapidly that he could not
be recognised.- "With the knife was a billet which
ran thus: 'Mr. Abbey, I did not think a moment
last night, when I took this knife from your store.
Please forgive me.
'Your father would not have punished' you, my
child, if you had not used profane language and
swore.'
'Well father swears.'
'I know he has been in the habit of it, but he
leaves off now.'
'It's a pity he hadn't done it before ha taught
Bill and me to swear, and then we should have been
saved many darn'd lickens.
Mistakes of the Rich.
The Egyptian King who, swollen with granduer,
orderer a colossal staircase built to his new palace,
discovered to his chagrin when it was completed.
that it required a ladder to get from one step to
the other. He had forgotten that a King s legs,
after all were as short as a beggar's. Aggrandize
as we may, the limits of our senses check us mis
erably at every moment . And you call yourself
proprietor ! Houses and pictures outlive you, and
after taking your will of them for a short time, you
are carried out of your own coor, leet foi-most
never again to enter it "Proprietors" you were,
perhaps, of farms and castles, and mountains; but
now you own nothing but a hole in the ground six
feet by two!
The artist who visits your gallery while you live
and own it, enjoys it more than you. You are
rich enongh to dine twenty-four times a dav, but
you must eat sparingly even once. Yotir cellar is
full of exquisite wine, but you can only drink one
bottle yfturself : and to help you use your store,
you are obliged to call around your friends rela
tives, parasites a little world who, instead ot
being grateful, are likely to make you a return in
envy.' You have thirty horses in your stable ;
you can mount but one ride after but two or
four.
To be rich one should have . stomachs in pro
portion to the number of dinners he could afford,
senses excluded according to stock in bank,' sex
stuple vigor and sensibility to concentrate and re
turn all the love he could propitiate with gifts. j
At the close ot bis lite, the richest man has
hardly spent more upon his own employment than
the poor man. He has eaten twice a day, slept in
a bed alone or with one wife ; and the poor man
can do as much, and he, the proprietor, scarcely
more.
Rothschild is forced to content himself with the
same sky as the poor news-paper Writer, and the
great banker cannot order a private sunset nor
add one ray to the magnificence of the night
The same air swells all lungs the same kind of
blood fills all veina Each one posses ses, really,
only his own tho'ts and his own senses. .Soul
and body these are all the property which a man
completely owns, Home Journal.
tvev. jonatnan meanr writes to the .New
burypbrt , Herald,J that if has' been' well knowt
"that one of the principle ' bones T of AVhitefield's
arms has been missing frorn among the remain, of
that eminent saint," deposited in .the yault Under1 -
the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church Jn this
town." : The bone was in possession of a person la,
London. Mr. Stearn states furtber that he recently.
received a package, containig . the stolen 'relic.
:u iir. c. i . . . 1
ivu jui. ubcuiu o iciiiarKs tnereupon. ; ,
' ' " ' fBoston" Courier. "
"Some years ago a brother elerevmati was' 're
quested to obtain an original letter of the dear ahdf
honored Whitefield for me which he; "thought be
could easily do. " He failed however, in the attempt
but to my great surprise and mortification; sent
me what he called a precious relic of the holy'
man of God, one of his bones! and precious it. n
but it was of too" sacred a natue to ." expose to the
public eye, and I. have preserved it hoping to re
store it to its proper place with my own hands. ;
This I must now entrust to you; and I shall . be;
happy to learn from you that it has been done. ";
The trust thus committed to me, 'I ant happy
to say, has been discharged. The venerable relio
was conveyed to the yault where its kindred re
mains lie,! and in the preserfce of the session .of
the church and the parish committee, restored to,
its place yesterday, "earth to earth, ashes. fa
ashes, dust to dust v-
As it seems not proper that names should be
mentioned in this matter; I would only . beg' Ieave
to add, that the gentlemen by whom the restoration
has been made, U known by reputation to ' me and
others in this community, and the. worth of liis
character is a sufficient guarantee that the trap ab
action is genuine, and the motives which have Jo
huence his course honorable and sincere; ' .
; JONATHAN F. STEARNS5
t ' ' NawBtrnTPORf, Sept 28, 1849. ' " ' 1 J
.-. f ..- u -J ..-i .. ,-,
' n" V, -.. .; ru:,?wr:v- J-S
Usttttorbd Eloquence. A Catawba, warrior
in 1842, named. Peter Harris, made knows his
wants to the Legislature of South Carolina in th
following language: - :?;-'r-; ; ? ''r .ilJ's-e
I am one of the lingering survivors of an almost
extinguished race. Our graves will soon be our on
ly habitations.; I am one of the. few atalks that
still remain in the field where the tempest of the
revolution passed. I have fought against the Brit'
ish for your sake. The British Lave disappeared
and you are free; yet from me have the British tak'
en nothing, nor have I gained anything by their
defeat : I pursued the deer for subsistence tha
deer are disappearing, I must starve.; . God ordain
ed me for the forest, and my ambition is the shade
But the strength of , my arm decays and toy feet :
fails me in the chase. The hand that fought for
your liberties is now open for your relief, r In my
youth I bled in battle that you might be independ
ent let not my heart in old age bleed lor want Oi
your commiseration," ;, h r ; ,;j .-v."Lc5;
Here is a fair hit at the style of 'Lady Alice.
'M, mistakes us. What we meant by "uphold
stery description,' is not the "painting of a true ari
tist,' but the elaborate putting down of 'every thing
there happens to be in the bouse as Marry at Said
of a certain dish known to the French cuisine.
Here is a specimen of this kind, of painting, which
is just the thing in a Yankee kitchen, but in a par'
lor finished in the renaissanet style Would probably
be deemed a little over-done, except by the admir
ers of the author of 'Alice, or the Second Una:- .
. 'Zekiel crept up, unbeknown, .';, u . t
And peeked in through the winder - l.v- l -.
And there sot Huldy, all alone, '.,'. . . '
. With no one by to binder. . L;
Ag'in the chimbley crook necks hung, ; '
And in amongst 'em, rusted, ' ';""-. ''
The old queen's-arm that gran 'ther Young ' "
" ' Fetched back from Concord, bu'sted.--'
This is natural and vigorous, and worth all th
diluted upholstery that James, or our small copyist
of small novels, ever drew.". " T."; C A ,Tt
Interesting. r-The last Yankee notion is elastic
doll-heads, make of canvas and painted in oil colors
that will bear any amount of bities and falls, and
soap and water to cleanse their faces without detri
ment to their beauty, while in finish they are fully
equal to the wax. Will not the ninete'eenth - cen
tury be big in the history of the world t ; ? - r .5
. ., Springfield jttep..
, . a ...
Franklin is reported to have saidV in answef to a
question put to him on the discovery of "aerosta
tion," or baloon assents, "What's its use,?" . Of
what use is"the new born infant? ! "' ' ',
Good nature like a bee, collects honey from every
herb. I'll nature, like a spider, sucks poison from
the sweetest flower. . - : - , ; ...
A law student, who is preparing for his examine
ation, has discovered that the only way to avoid
being hauled over the coals is to stick to Coxa.-'
'Were you wounded in the wars ? asked a man.
of a little drummer. 'Oh yes, badly," replied he.
"In what pan was you shot ? "Oh, sir, I was shot
in the drum. ' . " '. '
Thomas Jefferson remarked, that he never heard
any mau complain, that he had eaten too little,
whilst he had otten heard them say that they had
eaten too mwfi.
I can't take pleasure in you when you get in on
of your snappish ways,' as the rtt said to the trap.
'Which is the next coach ?' asked a person of A
boy of the old country. Och," repleid be, 'UV una
just gone. . ." : ; -r--;.i
The following question would furnish a good
subject for a Debating Society: Which .is tha
most dangerous to a community, an ignorant Phy
sician, an illiterate-Schoolmaster,'' or a : knavish
Lawyer? : - -
The Jews abstan from trading during sixty-six
days of the years as follows, vis : Fifty-two Sat
urdays; two days NewYear; four days Passover
one day Black Fast; two days Pentecost; four
days, Tabernacle; one day, White Fast ' -
Gravity of manners is thought by some to be a
mark of wisdom yet the gravest beast is an ' ou
the gravest bird is an owl, the gravest fish is an
oyster and the gravest tmn is usually afbol.

xml | txt