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ly R. B . BIdODOBTT, PaUiibMr. TERM8,--$1,00 PER ANNUM IN ADTANCB. VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM; SATUBDAY, AUGUST 13, 1859. NO. 19. i S a i t ^aiUtain J m r n a !, B. M. nOMBT, ftUkhw. TIM JOORAAI li nABAcd cveir Sttorday Ma^ak&Mlbddn,OoDii.,aiid fill beleft • t <he ••bMittw in both j t o r and L»««r Lufiogi at | 1 M ger jMT in fcmnee, ^IMattlMesBintioii of thejretf. Snbaetiben wkeewite A * peperst dw oeee or by mag, | l ffcrjMT iaadvaaoe, or $1 » •ttheeodoldM RATES O F ADVERTISINO. ^wnwie, 0—tio^. |1 M 4km aqawB S • • t in t 00 •OeeUMioSmeelhs 4 00 OM aqMra • Milfci .. S 00 Onesqwioooe jmt 800 ^TABbenldedoetioB wfll be node to tboae adtertiw bv the jretf. S M K i n JOB n u i i l l l G i i i a l l i t i brandi-itrtthaaataeii and diapal^ on rea- R o o k ^M u d O a z d Fxintiiig OF EVERT DUCBIPnOK TtKocrted with eeatwe.a»don reawnabla terms, at tfaia C. S . G L A D W I N , Constable and Collector. oaMwtthXT.avfce.ait, B a i t Haidam, COBB. N . O L M S T E D CHAPMAN, or tlfLc»H<MllllMlnBrfWfwaMtthLB •rtepibar el ktoi J . R. i l r e o n f i e l d ' HOUSE, SHIP AND SIGN PAINTER Fftiats, 00% OUat, TmdAm, Ae. Paiiicakr attention paid to Hizna FAURI. Onitpnft LmidiMg, EntHmUm. W. M. SMITH, iNUkua iv B i y Oood^ G m o i i o l , Ftofvidoiiw, F]«r, F«id, PfeiBti,OaCrote7Wm " hniit, QnnEcnoxEBT, Ac. Goo&Veed** Landing, Eeit Heddun, CknuL a . E. ft W. H. OOODSPEED. WOOLISALK AHO* UVAIL OKAUtltf IK OsoeorioiiBry Goods, ^novidoni: l l a u , Fijjti^gLk Vazrishei, Paper Geodnpeed'fl Lending, April 16, 1859. J. ATTWOOD, Muua nr BiMdy-Kado Ol0thii«^ Boofta and SWOB, tarn HBMCIM vtaxn HKDICUIS, nm-rvMMmr^ scpooL noou, Jcc. Goodifpeed'e Landing, Conn. SAMUEL. COOK, Maaai&etaier and Dealer in aU Idnds of OABXNET F U K N X T U BS asaa, woo* AAL WIUMR WABB AC. Goodipaed^ H. THOMPSON, XAVDvaflnav a n bbaimkim Ifamawai, flafldloa, Brldlei^ WHIPS, TBUNK8,4c- Goodipeed'e Lending: BOLL.ES, SEXTON A CO., oomoHnaf HBaouan Am osAuaa w e t i f l o Soty Goods. agei T A I L 0 B 8 ' No. to Aejfaui el T B I BM I B OS. fliMtfbrd, Conn: BROWN FT GROSS, FUBLIBIVEB8, BookaaUon Bud Stationora^ aitBtiBStnet,(eocBer A^jlm) Hattfoid, Conn OHABTiBS BENTON, BtanufaotuioTi 44BMSuflk,10iodiwertort]ie greetBridge, HABFFOBO, OONN. t ^ O a d i vaid k r TaDoir. Jkdiea and Gteay teken in i i i l i m a hr Boap. TKUMBUXA HOUBB* BY D. A. ROOD, 4S State 8tNife,XAIira|B,C0nr. nalMtfaiM. A friend idaied to me a not lotig nDoe, which I think tiling over. The parties of wuomwe spoke were near by and it was the pres-ence of tho hero Uhit called the circnm-stances to mind. Abel Morton was a jooth Of about seventeen, ffis mother wss a widow, and he an onfy ohfld. Th^ fived in a of a hat in the outskirts of the vil-andwere veiy poor. Daring the long cold winter the widow had be6n qaite sick, so that Abel had beenobKged to spend modi of jbis time with her. yoath had never leanied a trade, asvarioas drcamstanoes had combined to prevent his leavii^ home. He worked wli^eyer he had work to do, and tliias far had managed to -find food enough tu keep himself tod mother alive, ^though they suffered mach wnh cold As the q»ring opened, Abel tried to find work, but was unsucessfhl He picked up a few jobs now and then, but the proceeds were hardly sufficient to Enough of the coaraest and die^iest food. Clotiiing he could not buy, and poor Abel began to think he must b ^ a suit of doth^ or what was worse, leave his n^other. But the latter he could not do. One afternoon he went into the village, and spent several hoars banting for work, but foimd nothing to do. Some seemed to tamhimaw:ay. bOcause he was so rag-ged, while others said t ^ never em- ~ any onie out of their own house- Faint and sick at hea4 Abel bent his ste^ homewai^ He h^l left th<! iriUsge, sod was tundi^ into the narrow lane tfa^ led to his himble home, vdieii be detected somethii^ pbcaUsr by the rofdside. He pitted it «p ai^ found it to be a small Imit purse. It was quite Wvy, and the jingle of the contento was too sharp md clear for copper. The poor youth did not stop to t then, for it was already d knew that bis mother would be anxious. So with a strangely beating heart he huv lied homeward. He ente^ the little ruom where his mother was sitting, and Mnk down into a chair^ < 'No work r muttered the widow, as she saw tbu cloud upon the boy*s face. 'No,' he replied, '1 tried all around, but it was no nse.' 'Never mind, Abel—God is good. ^We shall not snfier as those do who have no trust in him.' face. .Tou cooldntft look at him with the happy condousnjBss of your own inno-cOnce. ^ere'd be la tauit upon your character—a sting y in your soul Oh, would you keep ity Abel T 'No, mother, I wcMdd not No, lU car-ry it bade ^ ve]7 imht' ^bu might wait,til morning, for you must get me some :«tood now.' 1%e purse was lid4 away in a place of safety, and on thei following morning Abd started off bright and early, and, walked with a lig^t ^ p , for he was sat-isfied v^th the work^e was doing. > Mr. Thompson!ive4in a&ie, large man-sion (m the top of ;|^ntle eminence, at the road, and sur-noble trees. Abel lygraveladwalk, the broad piazza, me, sir f asked ' generous look-lent^ witii a face himior. promptly, at the piaz^ I found : whdi we opened on it' a short distance rounded ^ a park took his way up and met the owuei^ 'Do you want to the host He was man, stout and of health and Tes^sh^'said samO time ascending a purse ISst evening, it we found youi^ n: 'And whoisioe?' 'My mother, and 'Then you did not 3ClvC8 T 'Sir r returned tlil^euth' with an in-quiring look.' ^ 'Seeing tlwt you me, I suppo^ you 'Use for it sir,' to understaiid the we have use for it-r-^ we have for omr honof i Were you afi i ^ to Mr. Thoinpsoi]|>in tl^ Iwhatdo mother the moneyyonr- Afhud I love m hate her ? I brought because it was youra Thus speaking, Al cleman the purse and IlMMnpsoa did not youth kept on, right J yet at the sami at the reception he had met with^ When he rearched home, he sank into a chair and leaned his head upon his hand. Why, What's the matter, Abel ? asked his mother in alarm. But before he conld answer, the'r at-tention was called by hearing a horse them(meyto ^o use for it' Abel^ at a loss i ph„ God knows aot so much as truth.' it r pursued peculiar tone. sir? Do I am afraid 1o money back not mine.' ^andedthe gen-away. Mr a' word, and the he had done rafe ready to cry trot up to the door. It was Mr. Thomp-son. He entered without ceremony, bade poor boy's way ; but I would give em-ployment to ^ose who most nera it and as tliere is amjJe temptetion in the mork must have done, I thought I had a right to try them. But you have proved yourself trustworthy, and I am glad of it And now, if upon trial you suit me, I will give you forty dollars a month and board. What say you to that P But poor Abel knew not what to say ; the sum named was enormous to him. He had wondered if he should get as much ss fifteen. * 'JFWy T'hewhi^r^, fearful that he had misunderstood Tes, forty dollars a month ; will that answer P 'Oh yes, sir. It is much more than I expected—^much more.' 'Then you will be better Satisfied. I like to have those who work for me sat isfied. And then if they do wrong, I am not to blame. So suppose you come up the widow a cheerful good morning, and •But c'oes hs hdp us, motiier f askid then took a seat Ab. e-1l , i•n a- fUter:in g voice r in • 'In many ways, my son. He has pre- SOTved us throu£^ msny trials, and has given us hope and courage. He has pre-served to me a true and virtaous diild, and has held us clear from many suffer-ings iduch affect oar fellows. Look at Mra l^yndal; see her with all her wealth, tortures I would not suffer for the woild. See her so^ a poor, misera-ble inebriate^ isuid in prison for adrunken crime. For what wouhl we exchange onr noUe eonsdousness t^ right and hon-or f • Abel made no reply. There had been something bearing down heivily upon his soul—somethi^ which lay in his podcet and sent forth a serpant song of plenty. But the load was remcved. He drew the purse from his podtetsndlaid it on the table by his side. What is that V said the widow, as she heard the shup click of the coin. 'A purse—I found it on the road.' Vound it T Ob, did you find it ? 'Yes mother ; in ihe. road just at the turn of our lane. It lay in- the footpath.' A candle was lightra and the purse m^tied. It contained twenty silver half 'Ten dollars,* whispered Abel' Te^ h ^ we cant find wlw lost it' 'Isntthers some name on theitursef asked his mother.' She took it ss she spoke, and on tte inside of the clasp,whidi was lined With red UKMocco^ die r ^ : John Thompson. Jhon Thompson wasoneof the wealth-you faithfully.^ 'I've come oh bu^iuesc, and I may as well begin at cnce.' Then turning to Abel, he asked— *Are you engaged at present V 'No, sir,' re^M the youth, eagerly, for the man spoke very kindly. 'Wouldn't you like something to do 'Oh, yes, sir. I spent all day yester-day looking after work. My mother isn't well, and I must earn something.' 'Can you write T 'Tes, sir ; my mother taught me more than I could have learned at school' 'Tou can cipher, then V 'Tes sir—have been pretty thorough as far as square root' 'Can you drive two horses f Tes, sir ; I drove thestege from here to Graritboroug^ a good many times last winter.' Then Ithink you are just the man I want In a few days I shall have some sauce to send to the city, aud as yet 1 have engaged no one to take charge of that department For the past twojrears I have lost codsiderable by ^honest men. The person who carries my produce to marut has considerable money to col-lect ; sometimes it will average a hun-dred dollars a day for a week at a time. When I buy up ^ i t s and berries to send to the city, the receipte are considerable. How should you like the place ? 'I could be with mother nighte, sir T 'Tes.' 'Then I shall like it very much—reiy much sir. And if I serve you I will serve liiporterand Dealer in E s ^ aad AsarfOBTnaAU or « «o. ISO raosT s n sn utm TOSK. * 0 0 . TT a - o o x >s Ne-UWAunSranr H I W T O B K . iestmen in the place ; he owned a large fium and besides supping a great amount of milk to his cuisttmiers, he raised lar^ quantities of garden sauce and fino firuit whiph he slint to a neig^ btwingdty. 'How ea^ he could ipsie it P whSs-pered AbeL 'It woold be na loss to him.^ I h i t is so, in a measiire^ ibysoni'said the widow solemnly. 'His wookl not be the loss^ but we should lose—oh, how mudi P 'We^Btotiierr ma ^Should you keep this— and look ; we will commence the first month today. The poor widow felt it her duty to say something before the kind man left, so she turn^ toward him and opened her mouth and then—be^n to cry. Mr. Thompson understood. He took her by the hand and told her to be of good cheer, and hastened away. Until .the sound of his horse's tramp had died away in the distance, both moth er and child sat in perfect silence. At length the widow arose and sank upon her son's bosom. Oh r Abel—Gcid has blessed us wonder-fully.' -Suppose I had kept the money P whisr pered youth. ' 'Not that my son. It was not the mon-ey, thouKh the money, like a murror re-flected yourself. It was the stem integ-rity of your soul. Ton could not have kept it The canying back of ten dol-lars was little to te compaied with the principal involved. He saw yonr honor, your truth—and for what you are, he lias employed you.' Abel went up to the great house aiw found something to do When he returned home at night, Mrs. Thompson sent a covered basket for his mother, and Mr. 'Thompson gave him au order on a tailor tor a suit of clothes. The busy season came on, and Mr. T. was not long in discovering that he had won a treasure in his new hand. Abel sold more'produce than had ever bees sold before from that place, tnl he bettor prices—or at least hentomedto his employer far better. Aud t'lat was not all. The business was kept square— even to the fraction of a penny—oveiy day ; so that any moment Mr. Thompson onld tell just how he stood. But there was one difficulty. The pro-ducer often wanted' the assistance of his produce agent in the eveying. So Le talked to his wife, and it was soon ar-ranged that the widow Morton should come and find a home beneath their roof. She had grown stronger, and tho flush of health was again upon hbr cheek, since her son had worded her the many com-forte she had needed ; and she accepted the new offer with pleasure. Abel could now spend all his time in his employer's intereste, and the happiness of all concer-ned was greatly enchanced thereby.' I saw a wealthy man walk to his house, and as he stood and gazed around upon his broad acres, half-ardozen chil-dren broke away from an old lady who had been playing with them, and bounded to his sid >, and 1 could hear their happy cries of papa 1 papa I It was Abel Morton ; and the old lady was his mother. He was an honored hap-ty man ;for strict honor and truth l ad leen his guide through his life. ii#<rhereis something very natural and tendedy beaatif)4:ia. this little inci-dent : "Eddie is fair and lovely, with ahead of beautbul curia ^e is caUed the beau-ty boy. All the fritods tiiink it is a pity he is not a girl ; but I am glad he is a boy, as his papa dwells not on earth, but m a house not made with hands, etem: 1 in the heavens. "When Eddie was two years and a half old, he came to me one day with a sad face, and said, "Manuna, whoce is mine |Hq>a V ''I told him in heaven. A few days after, we had occadon to use a tall lad-der. Alter we were throu^ with i t it was left at the side of the house. Eddie was missed soon afterward; and on look-ing for him, I found him on the topmost round of the ladder, looking up, and in tte sweetest voice, calling, " Papa I papa t papa P "I said, 'My dear, what arc yon domg up there r , . "He ansii^ered, 1 talking to mino papa in heaven P I have no fears <m that account' said Mr. Thompmn, w ^ a peculiar look, am fully satined of your honesty, saw you when you picked up my purse.' There was a dight shudder starting through the boy's soul, for he could not help thinking what would have been the resmt had he krat the money. Toa are the first one I have triec^'re-sumed the gratleman. 'First Hook up-on Samad Stephens ; he is poor, and 1 thought Jum capable. I diopp^ my puTM ilriA my name plainly written it»wfa^1i« 8hoaldfiid it Hedid.ft and it Next I tried Lot Fo*e, anc he dii the same. Some may sayt^at I —shouid we keep tiiis—^rhere would our honor be ? The next time you met Mr. Thompson you'd fear to>)ok him in the had no budness to place temptation in a A dashing young Sophomore by the name of Post frequentiy nicknamed Pilaster by his laughter-loving convives, told the following anent his patronymic "In our church at home, exactly be-hind oat pew, is a row of pillars, or posts, supporters to the singer^ gallery. Our old parson was one Sunday impressing the duty of charity toward all men, upon his drowsy hearers. Why, said he, 'a man withoat , chari-ty has no more ohance of heaven tlian one of those po$t$ f pointing toward the row of pillars to whidi t bdbi'e ^ d ed but as thefamily dip Was directly in range, ^erybody snppd^ he meant my resi^cted r^tives^ and the whole congi^ gation,in thediaritgr of their he«rte, re-joiced greatiy theret^" " ' • titiT* •» • •Why did Adam, bite the app^e asked a country schoolmaster of ^ pu- Eil. Because he ha^ no knife, said the oy. A N AIRACNNA -Scsiix.—I» a l a w n 'S office, in a remote part of Connecticut, laid a mortga^ for eleven hundred dol-lars, which wss withiii a few days of be-ing due. One morning^ tiieman on whose place the morteage wss hdd, called and and inquired n tiiie parent coald be put off for a short time, He was somewhat advanced in life, a ^ very intemperirte. The lawyer, in answer to his inquiries, said that the man tiiathdd the mor^fage wwted the money ; that ha wss sorry, but it could hot be extended. The tears came in the old man's^^yes, and'sller stenduig a few minutes :)l. pearibet image (tf despair, he tiimed ai^ left thp office. Ho returned hoipne^ bsifannag thM in a few ^ y s his aged sa^^ t d ^ ^ w ^ and invalid daughter, wcwl'd have to quit the the roof which had SQ long sheltered them, and seek a home he knew not where. •• He could say nothing to them about it, it would cause them too mudi grief. The mortgage became due, and in the morn-ing, early, the fanner ^ain repaired to the lawyer's office. He plead for a time, but to no purpose. Overcome with emotion, the old man sunk into a chair nd there sat fer ' two hours apparent^ uncondous of anything that was psssing around him, when a carriage^ve up to the door, and a lady stepped from it She entered the office. Alter standing a few minutes^ eyeing the old man with inter- ^ and emotion, she spoke. The old man looked up. 'Fathier how do you do f 'Oh, Sarah. I am well, but sad. I am glad to see you, but sorry for your aged mother and invalid sister; I cannot return to them, for it will be to tell, them they have no home ; and this I cannot bear. It will kill your poor mother.' 'Father, father, said thcS daughter, 'could you live a temperate man tf this were paid V 'Tes, 0, yes 11 would ; bat i i canBot be, for I have nothing to it with.' 'Now sign the pledge, and here is the mon^.' The old man put his name to the re-deeming, the saviitt pledge, and depar-ted for home with a h appy novt The 4sughter had saved ^ eleven hundred doUars by working in a factory. Mrs Partington says, that if she should be cast away, she would prder meeting with the catastrophe in the "Bay of Bis-cuits," for then she should have some-thing to live on. I^Riches do not often confer much happinass, haavy hearte frequently ride S)lended equipages, whilst the pious laborer can return with sweet peace of min^ and rest comfortabty on his pillow —this is Me's blessing. AIM at HIGHER ENDS.—^Too many of us are satisfied with what we are. We lie down and rise again, dress and undress f'.^ and wax hungry, work or pfey, and are w e ^ , and then we lie down again, and the circle raturns. Are not our <aipa-cities higher than. the^.jT sod ought not our ambition and expectations to be greateir ? liet us be advoitarers fsx an-other world. It ia .%t lesata fair and noble diance ; and is there nothing in this worthy ova thoof^iti aifti onr pas-sions T H we' dkAdd IDe dis^>pointe^ we are still no worse thiiuitherestofoiir fb1k>wiik>rtals ; and if we sueeeediBoar expectations we are etemdly hi^py. Labor rids us of thrte great evils- -pov-erty, vice and ennui
|Title||East Haddam journal, 1859-08-13|
|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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R. B . BIdODOBTT, PaUiibMr. TERM8,--$1,00 PER ANNUM IN ADTANCB.
VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM; SATUBDAY, AUGUST 13, 1859. NO. 19.
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