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mtml JL H. BIADGBIX Pablidiflr. VOLUME 1. TEBICB, $1,00 FEB AHHW IH ASVAHCI. EAST HADDAM, SATURDAY MAY 21, 1859. NO. Saddam Journal, B. X. BLOIKinT. PaUiilur. The JoinxAi ii patched every Saturday monung at East Hadda», Conn., an^ will be left -at the reridenoe ef subscribeia in both U f ^ r and Lower Lanfings at (1 25 per-year in advance, or f I M at the eKpraUon of the year, Sabwiibers who recuve t h ^ [>«Ver at die oiBce or by mail, $1 iper year inadTaiM%: or | 1 25 at the end of the year. RATES OF ADVERTISING. <Ooe eqoare. one week $1 00 JSach^weqocnt insertion 25 One 8Quaw 2 months 3 00 <hie t^oare S months...... 4 00 ^One square 6 months 5 00 One aqoare one year .'..... 8 00 XW Afiberal deduction will be made to those ««ho advertise by the year. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING in all its branch- «s, execated with neatness and dispatch, on rca sonabieieiM. i^ttt^x: Book^Job andOaxd Printliig OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Ssecnted with neatness, and on reasonable tenns, at this office. C. S . G L A D W I N . Constable and Collector. OOeewitliJ. T. Cfautke, East Haddam, Conn. N . O L M S T E D C H A P M A N , OrBBBist and Seaeher of ICnsie. East Haddaiii, Coiml attlie ;ivMi at rMl<kaoM«rpa|& w at Us roona J , R. ' i r e e n f i e l , UOUSE, SMP AND SIGN PAINTER^ Tup&t Hugisf , Grainiaf , Slasiaf , *e., AUO PBAUaui Fliints, Oils, Olais, Vaniihes, fte. Particolar attention paid to Misiso PAUITK GooinpeedC* Landing, EaU Haddam, W. M. S M I T H , USAUCB IN Ury Ckx>d9, Groceries, Frovidons, I^or, Feed, Paints, Oil Crockery WaM, FBCIT, CuNFiCCTlUNKRT, tc. Oloo(ls<K>edV L:iuJiiig, Etist Iladdani, Conn. E. 6b W. H . a O O D S P E E D , WUOLGSALi: AND BKTAtL IIKALEIU IN GrocerieiiDzy Goods, Provisiona, Flrar, LnalMr, Patoto^C^, YamiiliM, F»p«r Good^pccd^s Landing, Api-il l(i, 1869. J . A T T W O O D, HEALER IN Readj-Made Olothin^, B o ^ and noM, OoBti Foniihiaf Oooda, HitiuiaGifi, ORDOS, AKD XUnClNES PATERT MEDICIKIS, PEB^ FCJUBT, SCBj^L BOOKS, &C. Goodspeed's Lau^g,'Conn. IVfraieJttnfuiL lines written on the death of Miss Caroline, A. Hotchkies, o f « i s place who died in Middleteirn March 16th, 1868. A dster dear hath pasaed awa]r, Into the q>irit huid. Bat aacred will her memory be. To all her cherishcd friends ! The heart whose echo to onr own. We oft wiA joy have reai, " Is lying cold and silent now, 4mdttg t h e j ^ y dead. Dearest lister Uion liast left ns, From thy home and Mends hast fled ; God hath suddenly bereft us . Numbered thee among the 4ead. Absent Sster, fiends are weeping, Mounung for the loved and lost; While in mlence thou art sleeping. We on sorrow's waves are toBt T«^ dear Sster, hearts are aching. Swelling with their untold grief, And to save these hearts from breaking. Tears oft come to our relief. Predous Sister, though vnth weeping We rehearse to t h ^ onr woe, . AH anconcious thonari sleeping, And our sorrows dost not know. Yes, we know that all unheeded. Falls our mournings on thine ear ; Far from earth thou hast receded, ' And no more wilt jtrin ni here. Tet sweet, toloiow when earOily power Could not avail to a a ^ ; A Saviour's love made'bright and clear Her pathway to the grav«. Sleep on, dear Sister; deep. Beneath the nient earth. While we thy friends, do m om ani weep Around our sad and lonely hearth. Sleep on, dear Sister ; sleep, All thy toils, and cares are oer; Tliou hast gone, to reap The blessings of a heavenly shore. Now, thou art free from toils, and strife, Of thisvain, and wicked worid. Gone to seek a holier, h^ipicr life. With saints, and angels of a better world. Eorewell, Sister; much we miss thee, Mucli upon thy name we dwell. But we hope in heaven to meet thee, Where we ne'er shall say farewell. Best then, love. In peaceful slumber. In thy damp and lowly*bcd ; Soon wetoo shall join the number ; Ofthe^Ueat, sleeping deal. by so it, you ion and it young shows, r pret-there SAMUEL COOK, Manufacturer and Dealer in all kinds of C A B I N E T F U R N I T U R E, Lertiac fHassas, TmlOan, tpring Badi, Mattraas- CLOCKS, WOOD and WILLOW WARE lie. Goodspeed's Landing, Conn. H. THOMPSON, XAXUPACrUBER ASO DEALER Uf Bmeaiea, Saddlea, BildlM, WHIPS, TRUNKS, Ac- Goodspeed's Landing. BOLLES, S E X T O N Ss CO., COKMISSIOX XEBCHAMTS AND DEALEBS IN Fancy and Sta^e Dry Goods. Hbsiflty, e i e r ^ j ^ n t p l y r gttoa, Bibbou, Also, a general assortment of T A I L O R S ' TRIMMINGS. No. SO Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn. DUOWN & QROSS, PCBLISIIEB.S Boolodilera and Stationen, 318 Main Street, (comer Asylum) Hartford, Conn. CHARI.ES BENTON, Soap and Candle Manufaotnrer, 44Moi:ganSt,10rod8we8tofthe great Bridge, ; HARTiXtRD, CONN. V fWCash naid for Tallow. Ashes and Grease HJien in en»ange for Soap. TRUMBUIX HOUSE, B Y D- A. ROOD, 48 State Btntit, HARTFORD, COW. I Importer and Dealer in English and Russia B J9L X X < O X J O V S I d t Isfo, COTdago, Twia*, fhwtiagi, CfMh 4ke.' AOEKT rOB » « BALE OF M l i i i n i CUlM Gufia Hi fther BiudL »0. 130 FBONI 8IBEET KBIT TOBK. . V A Patent Sermon on Fike'i Peak. BY DOW, JB. At tlie request of brother S. M. Kbbb, (Phaenix Rauclio, near Bangur,) I will meddle with the following : "Whar de hen scratch, dar die spec to find a bug". Mt Hbabbbs : — am inionned that a dark-complcxioned prcacher, in Columbus, Ohio, once took the above for his text, and proved from it that our first parents fell out of an apple-tree into a mud hole, which caused their first born to be as black as your hat I am afraid that my colored co-laborer has made much more out of it than I can ; fur, turn it over, set it upon ond, lay it down and spread it open—af-ter all, this old rooster don't find a great deal to pick at. In the first place, my brethren, I will propound a pious connundrum : Why itre men like watches? Because you must look inside of them for then: good qualities and judge of them by Sieir "work." Well, my brethren, the work of men and women in general consists, for the most part, in scratching, and the prospect of a bug is the incentive. Tou may no-tice, brethren, that whenever a hen makes a scratch, she always gives a pick, bnt whether she gets a bug at every ^p, is veiv uncertain. I imagine not. Never-theless, where the hen scratches there she expects to find a bug. Expecting is one thing, yoa know, my frienu and finding another. Tou may turn over manv a stone in this precious world, and find no bug after alL Hu^n-ologic^ y speaking, the human head is one vast bump (^expe^tion and nothing else. There are various sorts of bu: requires diligent scratching doing you don't happen to can comfort yourself with that you put in ,the licks ought to have been yonrs. man Ipikes a girl around to feeds her with titnbits, and btr ty calicos, his title to a kiss ble—for "where the Rensci she expects to find a bug.'" The bu^ that you are all%fter, my bretheren, is the gold bug, but ^ k a day, how many of yo« scratch in viiU 1 yet it is foand in manure heaps, as veil as in auriferous places. The fanner nrns it up with his plough, and the garner vdtli his spade ; and ^et, thousand keep scnitching here and there with|||i^ finding aiy bug. A few months ago, hu toscratchi^ Frazer river, find « mighty big bug. scratched, and scratched' and and what did you turn out monstrous humbug I Tou and scrabbled for home a vast buggy than you went— for hen scratclies, there she expectai^to find a bug." And now you all want to gtf^to Pike's Peak count^ ; but then t hw are so many diflfereist ways to getliha^ you are in a quandaiy which way to diO^. It's like getting to Heaven. The C^iolics in-sist upon going straight throu^ purga-toiy— the Baptists go a roundi^nt way, and keep where there is plent^|rf water, tus tiiey belong to a class k&ow|t«s am^M-bix— Presbyterians think i(^ir road the safest, though rather hot-i-w Univer-salists declare theirs to be the n ^ t pleas-ant—^ while the Methodists shooi 'liellelu-yah," and scare up rabbits as journey on the good old Jordan rente. But when you are once there (at tie diggins 1 mean, for I'm sure you'll never :^ieach the other plafte,) one stands as good a diance as another—and I don't kop;^ bnt a little better. You all have about an equal pmount of hope, if not plnck, and jeach wil'probably pitch in and;:^^gJKith all tlMi^Mt^ of a terrier at a ^Hf^t hole—for "Where thi hen scratches, there sheexpe^ to find a bug." Let me make another application of the ttx^, Iny bretheren. Beware of an oily tongued, sycophantic friend—who is ever ready to do a small favor—who professes a willingness to serve yoa at all times— who praises yon as the fox did the crow ; for while he is thus "squizzing" himself into your good graces, he has an eye on your purse—-yourself forgetting for the moment that "Where the hen scratches, there she expects to find a bug." My friends, how uneasy is the immor-tal mind in its pent up prison of clay ?— How it seems to exalt in its freedom while winging its way to yon azure field of light and glory, or wanderii^ amid the green old bowers of the past "\raere none but itself is permitted to roam ! What then must be its delights, when forever released from its thraldom r»f flesh, and no longer dependent upon bread, beef and potatoes ! The day will come when liberty, such as mortals have never yet known, will be blissfully realized in tlio eternal sphere, where—whei-e—"When the hen scratches, there she expects to find a bug." So mote it be ! sternness of his character seemed to be impressed on all that belonged to him; yet he was not without feeling—^for deep down in h s heart there was an un. dor ^rrcnt, not easily touched, and sel-domCreached. He had a son, a-noble hearted generous puta- youth, so unlike his father, that it almost seeincd strange that they could breath the same free air of heaven, He lived hi almost constant fear, lest he should iucur thc displeasure of his sitern; unyicldin parent, and this cast a shade of gloom over the otherwise sunny face of the impulsive boy. It was at the close of a bright antnmn day that he sat alone in the Uttle sitting room, with his head resting on the win-dow seat, sobbing bitterly. He heard gentle footsteps approaching and a soft hand was laid on his curly head ; he looked up and saw his mother standing by him.—'What is the matter George, won't you tell me ? she said kindly. 'Fa ther is so unkind to me, it seems as if I couldn't bear it,' he said rather hesitating-ly. 'I was playing ball with the boys at the comer, this evening, when he passed by, and seeing me there, called me away, and then told me it was wrong to spend my time so, I ought to be at work. Why won't he let me play, once ia a while, like other boys.' She listened silently, and wisely forebore speaking, until he be-came more calm, and then left him simply jaying, 'Do right George, and remember you must obey your father. 'But is it right,' he asked himself 'for him to ex-pect me to be always at work. I think it is to3 bad, I wish he was like other boy's fathers.' Such circumstances were of frequent cccu:rence, and is it a wo.ider, then, that he was often sullen and moi-ose, hardly willing to do anything that was required of him yet doing it often ratlter than hear the severe reprimand which he knew would follow its neglect ? And thus years passed on until he becamc nnpatient of restraint, almost reckless and had it not been for his kind loving mother, the only being he sce:n-'d to love, would long ere this, havtfleft the parental roof and sought happiness elsewhere. Her influence over him was unbounded ; he reposed implicit confidence in every word, and gave her that deep afl'ection which spraiig spon-taneou. sly from his heart, and she silently maintained his father's authority, teaching him to bear and forbear. But at last the angel of death entered the dwelling, her cheeks paled, lier steps faltered, while disease made rapid strides and ere many days she bestowed on her rtnly son a mother^s parting blessing and left hun alone in the world. For a few weeks he lingered around the home of his childhood from whence the light had forever fled—often sittuisr & A W. OOOX, A OO. WMOLKSXLg OEAUBSIH O D I t T T O - O O U S , Ko. S5 WABUES S r am NEW YORK. The Father's Error. There are people who seem to believe that to govern well, it must be accomplish-ed through fear ra^er than love. Harsh, unloving tones, accompanied by stem unrelenting features often command instant obedience ; but what are the feel-ings of the (^Id as he mrforms the task required, instead of readily and cheerfully obeying, with a wish to do what is right he does it because he fears the punish-ment which will follow its neglect. And there are those too, who think it wrong to give children a smile of encourage-ment, or a trifling reward for little services rendered, asserting that they ought to obev because it is their duty to. And such were the ideas of Mr. Harris, a stern, apparently hard hearted man. You nev-er saw the imperturable gravity of his features relax into a genial smile ; ^ntle and loving wor^ never fell from his lips; he was a man of few words, saying what he meant without 'comment.' His resi-dence, in the suburbs of a seaport town, was a faithful index of his character. There was nothing in its surroundings attractive to the passer by ; and though bears. But you needn't scratch about much to find any of these ; fw they are everywhere, thicker than skippers in a three-year old dieese. To find the bug you so earnestly desire, nwn, in this buggy sphere, xnere are big bugs, litUC bugs, tumble bugs, strad-dle bugs, bed bugs, bum bugs, and bug- it bore evidences of thrift and economy. yet everything seemed to have reference to utility, rather than taste or beauty. Xo shade trees surrounded his dwell-ing, or flowers bloomed beneath the win-dows, cherished by careful hands. Tlie fully awakened, and they became firm friends. He saw in his character the ele^ monts of a noble and generous nature which if they had been early encouraged and strengthened, would have fitted him to occupy and sustain responsible po[» tions in society, with credit and honor. Their voyage was scarcely hatf comple-ted, when a terrible storm arose : the strongest hearts quailed with fear as the frail vessel floated upoa the foaming bil-lows, 'the plaything of the gale/ AH hands worked with their might but avail-ed nothing ; and they were compelled to yield to their fate ; for no earthly power could save them In a few hours the vio-lence oi tjie stcurm had abated, but the ship was a complete wreck ; while most of Ae crew found an untimely grave, be-neath the dark waves,' unkenelled, un-coffined and unknown.' Two or three bare-ly escaped with their lives, by clinging ^ to floating pieces of the lost vessel, tintil they were observed by a passing ship and rescued. But let us return for a few moments to Mr. Harris, and see how time has passed with him. After the death of his wife he became gloomy, and when George left him alone, he was forced to reflect upon his harsh, unkind treatment, but every attempt to find him, proved fruitless. He too was alone ia the world. The sad er-ror into which he had fallen was discov ered ; bnt it was now too late to make any reparation. He could not bear to remain where he was no longer—and he resolved to sell his farmsmd leave it forever-. He located himself in the west, and sti'ove to forget the past, but in vain ; he could not for-get,—^ lie would have given all he possess-ed to behold once more his injured boy. Years sped on, and he still clung fondly to the vain hope, that he should be per-mitted to, before he died. But alas ; he little dreamed how soon the sad news would roach his ears. He hastily took up the moraing paper that he might forget his remorseless feelings, but the first ar-ticle upon which his eyes rested, caught liis attenti ii ; it contained an account of a storm at lea, the wreck of a vessel, and almost ent.ie loss of the crew and among the number that were known to be lost, he read the name of his only son. The strong ma i bowed his head and wept in the bitterness of spirit, as he re-membered how easily he might have won his confidence and love by kindness, but now there was no recalling the past, gone forever. He could not forget how often the scriptural injunction 'Children oley your parents' was heard from his lips, while he had forgotten that there was another of equal importance which says,'Parents, provoke not your children to anger.' Abbxe. for hours by the new made grave, weep-ing bitter tears, wishing he might lie down beside her in forgetfulness. The father's heart was touched at the exhibi-tion of such grief, a tender chord had been reached, and he felt that he had been unjust ; but alas pride prevented him from making reparation, and consoled himseli* by thinking he had done his du-ty at least had tried to do so. The only tie that bound him to his home was broken, and now he became a wan-derer, Several yoara passed and he re-turned a stmnger and unknown to his na-tive place. He roamed through the stili familliar streets, occasionally meeting one and another whom he once knew, bul they passed him no sign of recognition. In the distance he saw the home of his childhood, but turned away to seek his mother's grave, that he might bedew the precious dust with his thick coming tears. Again he stood on the wharf ; he often stood there before, watching the white winged sails as they bore fast away in the distance, or lay at anchor in the bay. As he stood gazing on tho familliar scene, a new idea seemed to take posession of his mind, and goin^ on board one of the boats, sought a situation as a sailor, which he readily obtained, and in a few short hours lost sight of his native land for afresh breeze filled the sails, and they made rapid headway. ' . By his alacrity in doing what was re-quired, and a willingness to be taught, he won the confidence of the captain and the respect of the crew. They observed about hun an air of melancholy, but fore-bore questioning him much, as he seemeU little inclined to speak of his past life. At length he yielded to the solicitations of the captain, and related his sad histo-ry. He spoke of his mother—with tears —and told how of en she had stood be-tween him and his mispleascd father, . . . j * _ i warding off some unmerited punishment. Whereupon the ^pinng student made The lympathies of the ca^in were ^^^^ his head, and Thex—A young man came to an aged professor of a distinguished continental university, with a face beaming with de» light, and informed him that the long and fondly cherished desire of his heart was at length fultilled, his parents having giv-en their consent to his tt 'dying the pro-fession ot the law. As the University presided over by hia friend was a distin-guished one, he had repaired to its law school, and was resolved to spare no la-bour or expense in getting through his studies as quickiy and ably as possible. In this strain he continued for sometime, and when he paused, the q^d man, who had been listenmg to him with great pa-tience and kindness, gently said, " Well! and when you have finished your career of study and discipline, what do you mean to do then T* " Then I shall take my degi'ce," an-swered tho young man. " And then I" asked his venerablu friend. " And then," continued the youth, "I shall have a number of difficult and luiotty cases to manage ; uhall attract notice by my eloquence and wit, and acute-ness, and win a great reputation." ,' And then ?" repeated the holy man. " And then," replied the youth ; " why, then there cannot be a question. I shall be promoted to some high office in tho State, and I shall become rich." " And then!" " And then," pui-sued the young lawyer, 'then I shall live comfortably and • hon-ourably in wealth and respect, and look forward to a quiet and happy old agel" " And then T repeated tho old man. "And then I" said the youth." And then—and then I shall die." Here hia venerable Ustener lifted up his voice, and again asked with a solemnity and emphasis, " And then V jHt^
|Title||East Haddam journal, 1859-05-21|
|Subject||East Hadam (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no.1 (Apr. 9, 1859) -v. 3, no. 24 (Sept. 28, 1861)|
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JL H. BIADGBIX Pablidiflr.
TEBICB, $1,00 FEB AHHW IH ASVAHCI.
EAST HADDAM, SATURDAY MAY 21, 1859. NO.
B. X. BLOIKinT. PaUiilur.
The JoinxAi ii patched every Saturday
monung at East Hadda», Conn., an^ will be left
-at the reridenoe ef subscribeia in both U f ^ r and
Lower Lanfings at (1 25 per-year in advance, or
f I M at the eKpraUon of the year, Sabwiibers
who recuve t h ^ [>«Ver at die oiBce or by mail, $1
iper year inadTaiM%: or | 1 25 at the end of the
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
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