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   Lorain County Eagle, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1859, Elyria, Ohio                               T. Proprietor. A FAMILY NEWSPAPER.-DEVOTED TO MORALITY, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE. AND TO POLITICAL AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE'. OJTE DOLLAB AND KFTY CEirra VOL. B. ELYRIA, LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1859, 23 BafcIUbe4 THE LOBAIN EAGLE 4 every Tuendnj, in the "Enele a of tbe Public Square .___ U. BURIELL. TERMS. 8150 attbtcribCES, delivered by Carfier, 175 A D V EBTiS ING. Oollsipot for lluree insertions, and twenty for Mch.mbsequent insertion Ion than throe _ .rCardifor ajTertiicu, one yoar...... additional Sduaro not exceeding ihrcs chadditional overthree, to be kdded. months, SO percent.to bo added. not icoompnmod with wnttra d iniertod iutil focbid, and charged acco _______ 0________ JOB PRINTING, t executed at this office, on reasonable terms, and short notice. __-__ 200 10 00 300 SO AtTORNET XT 1 A-W. FFlCIiof Prosecuting Eagln Bluet, lyria Ohio. No. 3 M. W. POND, i ADDLE, Haress, and Tiimk ITamif ur i cr at tho Irn Steamer building, Ely ia bio. iALDWIN, LAUNDON NELSON iu Foreign and Domestic Goods ]_J Dry Goods. Hardware, Wall paper, Boots nd Shnas, Grocuws. Carpets, Hats and Us sad Paints, Hay Tools. Ready-madecloth- >it, Ac., at the Old Cash Store, Klyria 0. VV. LAUNDON. LORD, WOOD, CO. MA.K0F.iC TORES, and wholesale and retail Jaalers in Foreign and and cbAcoo Eyria.Ohio. C- CHANEY, D DEALER in Groceriaa, Previsions, Wines, Liquors, otc.< etc. Furo BOCKBON at wholesale or retail cheaper than the cheapest. Elyria.Nov. 85. ly C. ARTHUR ELY, rMPOBTEK AND BBKEDER of Devon Qattlo, 1 Southdown Sheep, Suffolk and Eiwex Hogg, doodad ad heard him build any canlles in the ir out of such materials. Henry came with Ids usual pleasant minor, and sat down Mary, nnd uft r a lew words he preceived that some- hin'g wrong. said he, "have you been read- ng the sorrows of "No Henry but I have been listning o mothers lamentatt ons ver you. She "Never mind what she says, Mury, as perceive it is not very good; just listen o what I ha-, e to tell." "Well, what is it, Henry? I hope it is "Excellent, capital; it will bedelight- ul." "Do, then, do tell ma what it is last Sunday night, I dreamed 'Dreamed exclaimed Mary with a most dolorious sigh. "Aye dreamed." go on." "1 dreamed that I hud drawn ten icusand Collars, in the .Plymouth Lot- ery." "Well, what I dreamed the same Monday igiit, and on Tuesday niglit, and the umbers was 5, 4, 3 2, Well 1 sent ghttoBjston on Wednesday, and pur- liased the t.ckut, ana here it ia; yuu iiall keep it, M.iry, and when I go up to osion for the piize yuu shall go with ne." WM. Merchant Taylor, HATS and Caps, Fnrniahing Goods; Wo. 4 Commercial JSloek, one door east ot'Baldwin wharv and ship-yards. The war allowed theshipbuild- rig lay at the whaif. She was too clumsy for a privn- of little or no work amons: ers. ThC'hull of a line teer. "Mr. said that vessal Henry, 'what is Poor Mary smiled mornfnlly and re- roachingly. Henry left the house, and ent home saiislied that had made a ght disposition of the ticket. Day atier day did- Henry watch at the ost office to read the iirst report of the rawing; but day after passed withou. e desired inforrritition. At length one of the young men was eard m remark, that Henry Bradford ad shot ot ine omce, as it lie ad received some very strange intulh- enco "Mary, said Henry, "there is your llu-r'b paper and lookutthe 4, 3, thousand Mary tumed news was un- xpecied. "Lets go to said etthu money." 'The Prizes are payable thirty days af- er said Mary, looking at the ottom of the ticket. That night Mary told her mother of Jenry's luck. Graver seemed rather startled. Are you not pleased, asked ilary; "do you wish, to oppose oilier ob- lioles to our baid Mrs. Graver do you re- ollect the most uncomprpmisiiifj hootal- ity which father has" to iis utter abomination of money thus dis- ributed? This prize will be' worse to urn than poverty. Evur since they re- used to m-ike him a man iger in Flyui- th' Beach lottery he has set down the vhole as gam! ling, and every prize as devil's gift lor mischief; and to say the truih, most people begm to hold op- ninions with him." "Why moiher every body did not ask to be made a manager in the lottery." 'A'o no; but people may like your fath- er, arrive at a correct corvdubion Irom elfish considerations, and good opin- ions may become general without any special motive for change." The next day, Mary gave back to Hen- ry his ticket with an account of the con- versation with her mother. Henry was mortified at the result; he understood and appreciated the feelings of the "old aud, in any other per- son's case, he might have approved of 'She in worth twenty thousand dollars, said the owner and builder; "oho coal that ns she is, and she will bring twenty- five thousand the very hour peace id dtj- clarud." "Would you like the money for her at a cash pi would bo more ncceptible. But there is not uiteen thousand dollars in the country." Tho remarks of Mary about her fath- er's respect for a ship owner had running in Henry's head ever since thoy were uttered, and he beconed aside the owner. "Mr. said Henry, "I have a commission to fulfill, and, as you know I am not much of a business man, I must a-.k you to consider a proposiiion which I am abjut to make to you, and to ans- wer me explicitly. "Let me Lear your proposition." "I will give you ten thousand dollars ns she now lies." "And tho time of days. You cannot want the money sooner; the. river ia frozen over, and you u.juld make no use of the cash beforo tbat time." Mr. Holmes turned to said Bradford, nnd know Henry, that I am aware that you uave not the means of payment and also that you are not a person likely to be employed as an agent in such bus- iness, and yet 1 have confidence in your Henry explained fu'Iy to the ship ow- ner the sute of aff.iirs and exhibited to him the lottery ticket No 5, 4, 3, 2, But said Mr. Holmes, "there may be some mistake aujout the matter, or some failure of the lottery, by which I should lore." Henry explained his motives and wish- e-, and in two hours he held in his hand a bill of salu of Jiu brig Helvetia, which, as the papers were nut obtained, hu im- mediately runamud MARV, The condit- ion was, that Henry was to luld" tl'e ves- sel for forty days, and if, wit in that time, he should pay ten thou-and dollais, she was to be his; if not, shu was to re- vurt to Mr. Holmes, who, in the mean time, held' the ticket us a sort of colUt eral. The bill of sale, as I saw it, bore date the 5th ot Febiu.iry, ISlfl. Henry some distance from the ship-yard, awak- ng the arrival ot tho mail. The stage, at the usual hour, drove up, and the dri- ver said, as he handed the mail bag into ;ho house, that he guessed there was bet- ter news to-day than he had brought since the victory on the lakes. "Another victory, Mr. "No, not another "Can you tell said u dapperl ook- ng young gentleman, as hr slipped from the stage, "where I can find Mr. Holmes, the owner of ihe'biig "Mr. Holmes lives on the hill va.i the reply, "but it, is thought he does not own the Helvetiui now." "Has he sold "Yes." "I am sorry for is tho own- "Mr. young man whom yousoo reading the newspaper." The stranger stepped into the ind inquired of Henry whether he would ell the brig. Henry said that he would cheerfully iait with her. "At what "At the peace price." "Stages is said Mr. Wood- ward' the driver. "We will ride over to the :aid H'inry', "and converse on the mat- er as we go along." Henry .soon emerged from the stage coach, and hastened to Mr. Carver's. "You look say. have drawn another "Not another. I hope I" "Yes, and a Jaige one; I have sold he brig for twenty thousand dollars to a Boston house, and I am to be in Prymoth it four o'clock to get my pay at the bank.1' "But the brig was not yours, Henry. Surely you are not corcl not hold tiie brig after the mistake was iorrecied." "There is just where you are mistaken Mary. There is a bill of sale which al ows. of fony days from date for the pay- ment. Say nothing to any ienry, "and I will be with you before I sort of uristc-cracy. He weni day after day to look at h.s brig, wishing for the lime to pass away for ihe prize to be paid, but he said nothing yet to Mr. Car- One evening while Henry was talking with Mary, she a-ked him what he in- tended to do with his vessel when the forty days were up? "H5.J her, bend her sails, and then sell her, or send her to sea." "Why, Henry, it took the whole of the ticket to buy the hull and the stand- ing spars, and it will take half as much more to rig her and find canvass; and, beside that, how can you sell bar for more than Mr. Holmes Henry hesitated; he Imd not thought of that; but he did not doubt but it, would afl come right yet. Henry sit ing the next day on the quarter rail of his brig, looking at the mrists, well covered with snow and ice, nnd thinking of the better appearancu she would make when the ngg-er had done his duty. At length he lelt, the hand of Mr. Holmes upon.his shoulder, said the "1 am sorry to have bad news to tell you. llead lhat paragraph in the Boston Cen ine ticket drew the highest prize in the Plymouth Beach Lottery was 4, 5. 3, 2. We understand that a gent.leman of wealth in ihesouth- it. F. H. DIBBLE, MANUFACTURER of .dealer in Har- nccs, Baddies, Trunks, Valiecs, Cnrpet Bags, Shop o e door east of Jicdtugton <6 n k: ns1 Dreg Store, Elyria, Okw. T- CRANE DBALEE IN STOVES and Tin Ware, at the old Briclt Store flve doors west of co'g Store. Slog done on the shortest notice. Job- WM. LATJNDON, BUTCHER, constantly on riand fresh Meat of sl- IV most all kinds, market, oast Mrto. of tho Public Square, one door South of A. Nor i shop. JX WEIGHT, DEALER in Stores and Tin "Ware, one door west of the Post Office, Elyria, Ohio Job done on short fiotiee. Old Iron, taken In Ooppe conferences retreated under the laugh o Mary, who declare'd she did not doub thatHenry would one day be rich enoug to take of both, for he had had dream that he should be. Mrs Crave had no disposition to at such a se rious mission, and no desire to be angr with her daughter. Mary, however, knew that when he father came to negotiate, she would hav to use other arguments than laughter and therefore she Henry of the approaching btorm. Henry thought of it for two or three days, an unusual time for bim to devote to any thing like his personal affaire. At lengih the family was honored by a formal ofl'er from a clergyman, in a neighboring town. He was learned, pi- ous, rich, and respected, nnd such an of- fer was not to be slighted. It was not Old Mr, Graver took the sub ject to and Mrs Graver gave her sheer rnusltn cap a double clear starch- ing upon the very becoming moth- er-in-law to a minister. Mary pondered these things in her mind. She saw the irapiobabilty of Henry's ever attainin a situation that would warrant matrimo- ny. She was listning to her mother's account of his want of application to bu- siness1; his apparent disregard of all or- dinary means of attaining conopetanoe, and of his utter'lack of what called comiaon senoe; and the old lady conelur ded her homily with a r mark, that she "But what does your father said Henry. Does he suppose that the modo adopted to build Churches, endow schools, and finish public works, is too impure to supply the needy purse of one who wishes to be his son in-law He is more nice than wise." "My father said Mary, "may not think himself called upon to be as partic- u ar about what concerns the public char- ities, corporations, of different iriaivid- uals, as he is, aud is bound to be, in what concerns the respectability of his ern pare holder." of this town is the fortunate own family." But if I acquire by lawful "Henry, father never asked that you should be" wealthy; he thought it proper, and he makes it a condition of our thnt you should have some icspeo- tabla business since you hava not got wealth' "And jour father is said Hen- ry, "but how am I to get clear of the odium of my lottery prize, I can neither see nor "Perhaps you will dream it, said Mary, archly. "I can dream of nothing but schoon- ers, brigs, nnd" said Henry. if you only owned a good vessel' said Mary, "I do not know but father would almost forgive it coming as a prize." "A pirze to a said Henry, "but not in a lottery, Henry wandered down towftrd the 'What doyoit say to that, 'Only that the old gentleman will not now say that 1 have the wages of gam- bling." "No, nor will he give you the credit of being a ship said Mr. Holmes. "You have been unfortunate, Henry, and I am really sorry for continued Mr Holmes, changing his tone considerably, r-'giet my own lo-s as 1 have neec of the money; but as you cannot pay for the brig, you would betier hand me the bill of sale, and let us destroy it." Hemy drew from his pocket the prec ious document, snd while he examined i from top to bottom, he said to Mr tlolmes: "This affair has been to m  table amily of Br-uSford had me; ease) H n- was want to excl.iim, ''luck is hing." Some years after that, twenty-five, n' east, as I was riding Into Plymoth, with Jradfoul and his grand daughter, I ru- to the anecdote, and the conclu- sion that "luck every thing." There may be something in said he; "but the HOPE, which I gither- ed while I had the ticket, with the be ief that Iliad a prize, the resolutions which I found whi'e sitting nnd gazing at the lofty spars of my brig, and lite ionfiding virtue, the filial piety and per- ccc love of Mary did all for me, and I should have buen rich without the brig; so, you sea it was hope, contemplation, woman's virtue, woman's piety, and wo- man's love, that made me what I am. And let me add, friend C., that you and owe more to woman than tho world to her. Let us at least do her ustiee. THE OLD SOLDIER'S ST03.Y. [FKOM ''DUMA'S is ST. o. sol- us in. myself opposite a door quite strange to' me. Durmg the entire walk tre had riot met a soul; ihe buildings seemed deser- ted. I fancied 1 saw two or three shad- ows flit past; but they disappeared in the obscurity. Tho door wits closed; my guide rapped upon it in a peculiar Wfly; it flew open, evidently by the assistance of some one on the other side. In, truth when we had passed, I distinctly saw a man close the door and follow us. Af- ter proceeding five hundred paces was rfnehed an open grating, which my guide and closed after us. I now remembered the tradition that n subterranean gallery connected the Bed Palace with the Granadiers' I saw we were-foiloffi g this gsllery.a'nd must be going to the ptilnce. Wa arriv- ed at a door like the one we had gone .through first. My guide knocked; it opened, and we found ourselvt-s opposite the which we ascended. It led into the offices of some large building- which was carefully heated. Then all my doubts ceased; I vras be- ing taken to the the empe- ror who sent _to fetch me. an insignia- cant subaltern 1 remembered the story of the young ensign whom he met in the street, nnd rased ia less than a quarter' of an hour to the rank of general. But I could not hope be summoned me for the same purpose. Whatever it might be, we soon reached a last door, before which a sentry was walking up and down. My guide put his hand on my shoulder, saying: care of your self; you will soon be in the presence of the emperor." He whispered to ihe sentry, who mov- ed on one tide. Then he opened th'e door by some secret spring, as it seemed to me. A little man, dressed in the Prus- sian fashion, with boots coming half way up to his coat faKing to his spurs', and weaiing u gigantic cock-hat, turned round of the noise 1 recognized the em- peror; it was not diffiult to do so, for lie reviewed us every day. 1 remembered that on the pievious day, his eye had rested upon me; he had called my cap- tain from thii ranks, and asked him some questions; then gave an officer of his suit some sharp and decided order. All this only seneJ to increase my apprehension. my conductor said, with a bow, "this is the young ensign with whom you desired to speak." The emperor neared me and as he was very short lie stood on tiptoe to look at me. Doubtlessly he recognized me as the person he wanted, for he noded his he and, adturningon his heal, said, you i would sooner have remained alo.ie with a lion in a den. The Emperor at first appeared to pay no attention to me; lie walked up and down with long stopping before an open window to take J square feet. I fancied by the light ot a breathe of fresh air, then reluming to j the lantern, that I saw a human form ia the table, he took a pinch of snutt. 1 it- 'Ihe governor remained on the last. reached the dry ground ere wc had ar- rived at the gates uf the fortrses dier asked the password, and let _, The sledge stopped at die governors door. The word given cmce again, -we entered house as we had done the fortress. "By the emperor's order I" Tl.Is com- mand soon aroused the governor, who came to us trying to hido his alarm to- neath a smile. With a man 1-ke Paul there was no more securiety for e is than for the captives, for ihe "hang- man than for the victims, lly guide made the governor a sign that he had fo do with mo, thc-a he regarded me with more attention, still he hesitated before youth doubtlessly surprised him. To put him at his ease. I gave him without word the easrjeror's order took it to a the and on recognizing it as the sigx nal of a secret order, he bowed, made an impreceptible sign of the cross, and opened it. He read the order, then turning to me, said: "You are to see 1" "I am you to see know." He remained a moment in thought. "You came in a he asked ma "Yes." many persona- will it hold "Three.1'' "Does this gentleman go with 9" he asked, pointing to my conductor. J. hesitated-, not knowinsr what to say. the latter will wait." "Very good: get ready a second sledge, choose four soldiers, let one take a lever; another a hammer, trad the last two hatchets." The man to whom the governor spoko went out directly. Then turning to me, he added: "Come and you shall see." We left the room with a turnkey be- hind us, and walked on till -we found our- selves opposite the prison. The govern- or pointed to a door. The jailor opened it went iu. and lighted a lantern. We followed. We went down ten steps, passed a row of dungeons; then down, ten more, but did not stop. At last we decended three more, and at length, slopped. The doors were numbered the governor stopped fttone No. He gave a "ilent signal; it seenied in this abode of the dead as if he had lost the p_ower of speech.- There was at this dme a frost of at least twenty degrees out side. At the depth where "we found frozen, and yet I wiped the pc-rspirauon from my brow. The door opened; we went down six steeps and slippery steps. and found ourselves in a dunsjeon of six had ample time to examine all the furni- ture and arrangements of the room, wInch Paul was afterwasds killed. Near one of the windows was a bureau; on it lay an open paper. At length the emperor appeared to remember my presence, and came up to me. His face soe.med to me furious as as he stopped ia front of me. he addressed me, thou knowest thou art only dust, and that I am I know not how I found strength to re-ply., "fou ara chosnn of the Lord the de- cider of the destiny of man. he growled. And turning his back on me he began walking up and down taking snuff furiously, till he resumed "Thou knowest that when I cammand, I must be obeyed, without ob- step, and said to the piisonsr, "Ri-e, and dress yourself." _ I had curiosity to know to whom this order was addressed. "Turn on the I said to the jail- or. and pallid old man I was just eighteen years of age, nnd had been serving for two years, in tbe regiment. The regiment, was stationed at the great building still standing oa the oth- er side of the Champ de Mars, opposite the summer Garden. Emperor J.Paul had resigned for thieo years, and lived in the Eed Palace which had just been completed. One niglit, when I had been refused leave, owing to some boyish piank, and was alone in the garden-room, asleep, 1 was aroused by a voice, whose breath swept along ray.face, and whispered in my ear' "Dmitri nnd fol- low 1 opened my eyes a man was feland ing before me, who repc-ated the invita- tion as soon as 1 awoke. "Followyou 1" I restated; "and where cannot tell you! Still, you may know that 1 came from the emperor." I shudder. From the emperor What could he want'of me, a poor ensign, of good fam ily, but too remote from the throne for my name ever to have reached the em- peror's ear. I remftmbered the gloomy Russian proverb, which originated in the timeof Ivan the terrible; "Near the Czar, near disath." iStill I d'ire not I leaped from the bed, and dressed my self. Then I looked attentively at the man who came to awake me. Although wrapped in his pelis-.e, I fancied I could servation, joi comment." "As one would obey God. Yes, sir, I know it." He looked at me fixedly. There was en expression in his eyes of so strange a character that I could not endure his looU, I tuvnad away. He seemed satisfi- ed with the influence he exercised over me; he attributed my conduct to respect, while it was disgusted. Then he went to the bureau, took the paper, read it once more, folded it, placed it in an en- velope, andcealed it, "not with the impe- rial cypher but with a ring on his lin- t then saw a thin rise up. He had evidently been immur- ed in this dungeon in the same clothes he had on when-arrested, but they had fallen off him peacemeai, and he was on- ly dressed in vagged pelisse. Through ihe rags his mted, bony, shivering pur- son could be seen. Perhaps this body had been covered "by splendid garments: perhaps the ribbons of tho most noble oders had once crossed his panting chest. At present he was only a living skeleton, that had lost rank, dignity, even name, (and was calk-d No. II. He rose, and wrapped himself ia the fragments of his fu.lisse without uttering a compl lint; his bo.'lv was bowed down, prison damp, lime, ba His eye was .almost menacing. "It is said the governor. ger hen he cnmo back to me. Though Mary respected her father too much to feel pleasure in Henry's new possession, yet she loved Henry too much not to feel deeply at his bitter dis- appomtment. "That said Henry, doubting- dream has not yet come to pass Some days after that; there was, as usual, a gathering at the postoffioe, at "Remember that 1 have chosen thee among a thousand to execute my orders he snid, "because I thought they would be well executed by thee." "I shall ever have before my eyes the obedience I o-H-e my I replied. "Good, good! remember that thou art but dust, and 1 am everything." "I wait your majesty's order.-." "Take this letter, carry it to the gov- ernor of the fortress, accompany him wherever he may be pleased to take thee, be present at what he does and come and tell I have seen.'" I took the pack with a bow. '1 have understandcst I have seen." t "Yes, sir." "Go." And he opened himself the door by which 1 liad entwed my conductor was Hvraitiiig me. The empuror closed the door after me, repeating; "Dust, dust, recognize and old Turkish slaj'O, first the barber, then the favori.e of the empe ror. This examination, however; was not long; by prolonging, it might have become dangerous. "lam ready." I said, after five- min- utes, as I fastened on my sword. My discomfiture was doubled when I w- my conductor, instead of-going to- wards the barrack-gale, descend a email -staircase leading into the cellerago. Ha ligbced our road with a species of dark lantern. turnings, t found dust I stood all hold. amazement on the thrcsh- "Come my conductor said tome. We left the palace by a different roule. A sk'dges was aw-aiting us in the court- yard; the gate of the palace'looking-on the Fontanba Bridge wa's opened, and the- sledgo started at a hand Wo .crosed and reached the hanks of the- Neva. Uur 'horses rushed upon the ice, and. guided bjr ihe.belfry of Peter and Paul, we TIT- en The night was gloomy, tho wind howledJp mournful and terrible r icaroejjf notiwd- w bad "come. He waa the first to go oat. The prisoner threw a- parting glance on his cell, his ctono bench, his water- and rotting s-raw. He uttered a sigh, yet it was impossible that he couid anything of this. Ho followed ,he governor, and passed befere me. J icver shall forget the glance he turned ipon me in pas.-ing, and the reproach hat was concentiated in it. "So it seemed to and already obeying I turned away; that glance had pierc- ed my heart like a dagger. He passed the door of the dungeon. How long il was since he entered it? Perhaps He did not know himself. He must have ceased for a long time measuring days nnd nights.. On reaching the governor's door we. found two sledges waiting. i'he prisoner was ordered into the one h.it brought us, and we followed iim, the governor by uis eide, I iu front. Che other sledges -was occupmd bv tbe bur soldiers. Where were we goinof I What wero we going to do I wss equally ignorant Iliad only to see, the action itself did not concern me. We started. Through m-y position the man's were between m'ne; I 'felt them tremble. The governor was wrapped in his furs; I was buttoned up in my rnilits- r-v frock, and yet the cold reached u t. The prisoner was almost naked, bat the governor had offered him no coverings. Jj'or a moment I thought of taking off at and offering it-to him the gov- ernor guessed my, intention. "It is-notwiSrlh -he said, Soon we reached tUo.-Ueira again, and our sledges took the" direction of CJron- stadt. Wind came off the BalUc.aad blew the our, faces, though our eyes had' grown ta we could noV ttc   

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