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R. a . BLODOETTi FuUiaher. TERMS,-'$1,00 FER AlVNUM IN ADVAITCE. VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM, SATBIMY, NOVEMBER 26, 1859. NO. 34. 6ast i a d t e J^ifflliiL E . M. W U A E M , P A U I A «. The JOVBBAL'JS pnblubeS Satnrda; >noniiBg at E u t q ^ d u i i , Cauk, and nHO be lel -at the resdenoe of MibicribMS ilff^thdipper and Lower at $1 25 per j t a r in advance, or 60 at the expintien of the year. . "Sobecriben ^ o receive their paper at the office or b j mail, | 1 tper year in advance, or $1 26 atthe-«ndotthe R A T B S O F A D V E R T I S I N G . Oneaqnare, one week 00 ladiaabaeqiMBtiBaertion M ' One aqnare 2 months . S 00 One square S months. .4 00 One square 6 months 6 00 One -aqosre one year 8 00 Atibeial deduction will be made to those ''•who advertise by the year. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING in aU its branch- •^es, executed wiUi neatness and ^qwtch, on rea^ • sonabk terms. JONAV T. CI.ARKB, Attorney aBdConnMllor at Law. -3LNI> J J O T A R Y P U B L I C , Goodspeed's Landing, EAST HADDAM, CONN. C. S. GLADWIN, Constable and Colleclw. Office with J. T.aatke,EH^ K x t Haddam, Conn Book,Joh and Card P r i n t i ng OF EVERY DESCRIPTION •Executed with neatness, and on reasonable terms, at duB office. TRtJMBTJI.1. HOUSE, BY D- A.I»©OD, tt S M Street, H A B T F O B D , GMRG. N OLMSTEE) CHAiPMAN, Organist and Teacher of BCnsic. . East Haddam, Conn. LMMIIS givea at th« nsidcnees of pnpUs or at his rcwnu t Ui« Gelxtun U«uM! . A eiSL'8 DABnre It was aleaTful b i ^ t in the lattor paH of Nov^ber. The frozen rain beat oeadessly -against the casements of a very little cottage sitnatedrSgh np on the bold IH-OFW of of ihe> hills of the Pentland lange >6f lAnountains ; and the wind rattfed the wooden door-latch so fiercely that you'wonld have cthonght the $rs «f a ghost'Were seeing to unloose tlteportid. The blue smoke of the pine knot fire On tiie hearth in Uie bumble kitchen waa Uotirn pttfin fantastic wreaths in the faces of the •cciqMnts of the TOOB, and4lie sleek gray cat in the Opened her ^ e a in amazement at the ".ttncanny''.proceeding. ftchel Wharton sat by the fire, hold-ing inherit^ the sleeping form of her i ^ sister Grace. The two^^rlswere alone in the housi^ their parents having g(^e down the river two daye before, to dispose of then: little stock of butter and cheese^ and inring back .in return,.grocer-ies W winter ioonsumption. Far away from all human habitation the coCtiige of the Wharton's stood ; but Radiel was a brave girl—^bom aad bred among the -wild hill^—and she <elt no fear. Tonight, for some reason whi(^ she could not explain tu herself, she had failed to retire at her usual hour ; and now her eyes were bright and wide open gazing &edly into the glowing fire. Suddenly she rose up and putting her sister upon a bed in a comer of the room, she threw her apron ov«r her head and went out in-to the night It was pitdiy dark, andthe frigid gusts of wind..peircod through her thin clothing but she did not heed—for rising above all the^in of wind and waters camo to her ears the crash of timbers and the clanldng of iron chains ! She listened with strained nerves and hushed heart again there was a low, heavy, rumblin in the distance—the solid earth bcnea he rfeet quivered—a momentary pause, and then the dull, dead shock of some heavy object falling from a great height! [.g ,th ,jt now ; the railroad W. M. SMITH, DEALKB IN J>ry Goods, Grooexies, FrovinoiUi Flour, Feed, Faints, Ail Crockery Ware, FBCIT, CONrSCTIOKKBT, ^ ^ Good^eed'e Landing, East Haddam, donn. a . E . ^ W . H . G O O D S P E E D , WHOLESALE AMU KETAIL DEALEBS IH • GzocexieSiBry Goods, Frovisiomii n r a r , l u t e , VaxaiAaa, P w n Goodspeed's Landing, April 16, 1859. J . A T T W O O D, DEALER IN Itea47-Made dothing, Boots and IkMS, AHti F m i A i a g floods, Rati aad Gafi, DBVOST VCDICUNS PAXEMT KCOICISIS, P U - FDMKBT, SCHOOL BOOKS, TC. Good^eed^s Landing, Conn. S A M U E L C O O K, MannCutorer and Dealer in all kinds of ^ C A B I V E T F U R N I T U BE eiMW, Ewthm, I p r iH leds, Xsttiws. CLOCKS, WOOD a n d WILLOW WABB AC. Goodspeed's Landing, Conn. H . T H O M P S O N, MAHITTACrnBBB AltD OBAI.BB VS TTimoMiOl, 8n1i11ftff| Bxidlof^ WHIFSt TRUNKS, Ac- Good^ieed's Landing. B O L L . E S , S E X T O N A C O . , OOXHISSION XBBOHANTS AND DBAUCBS Of and Staple D r y Goods. llso, a general assortment of T A I L O B S ' T B I M M I N G 8. No. 90* Afljrlnm Street, Hartford, Conn. B R O W N A O R O S S , PDBLISWKRfi, Booksellers and Stationen, -S18 Main Street, (comer Asylom) Hartford, Conn CHABLES BENTON, iSoap and Candle Manu&iotarer, 44MoiganSt., lOrodswestitf the great Bridge, HARTFORD, CONN. ' f l f C a d t paid for Tallow. Ashes and Grease ^taken in eaehai^ for Soap. m A w . IMWX, «L 0 0 . WBOLXKALE DBALEBS IN J D J R ^ a - O O I >S N o . S 5 WABBEH SNUCET J X W TOBK. She nndersi bridge whitih ipamncd the «iver a mile below in the valley, had been swept away ^indUie destruction of the huge pile of •masonry and the falling of the chained timbers, had occasioned tlie strange sounds to which she had listened. She Imd scarecly time to arrive at this conclusion, when another thought struck her. The express 'train bound eastward was due at Hartstein, the next towii at eleven o'clock, it west now, even, be near that hour I She flew back to the room .-she had just left, and examined llie clock nipon the mantle. The hour hand pointed to the figure ten ! Rachel clasped her han^ in despair. *'0h, Heaven ? but one ii0ur—one lit-tle hour between the train and destruc-tion. 13ie maddened river oatting me from all «ther help—^what can I do T She stood a moment in silesrt Ihnnght, then again she spoke aloud; •Tee^ Iwill return it ; I om but fail— and i t ia ajy duty. The rif«r is swollen and wild but I have managed the raft in many a storm—I w'ill tiy my skill again? €rodforbid thatT should here in safety to know tliat «o many of my feUow-creatures are famrjring Qn .to sudi a death unwarned P While «he was spea^g, she harslily ga11iered« basket Ml of pilch knots from theipile in the comar of the hearth and after lighting a lantern, she carerul-ly extangoiimcid tiie fire in the chimney. On tip-toe «lie approached the coach of Grace, pieesed a trembling b'ss on the rosy lip^4rew the covering more close about tlie tittle form, and commendinjg &e innoora&t simper to tlie care of Heaven, she cautioo^ly opened the door and passed ont The . 'OBT was thick and dark, and tiie winds, invept down from the mountains with demoniac fury. She heeded nothing but hnxried down the steep path as swift-ly as lier burdened state would allow. The basket of knots were hravy, and her arm a d ^ beneath the heavy load, but she pressed Inravely tm. From one slip-pery rock to another she made her way,: un^ at last die stooc^-apon the-'bank of the river. Oh, how black and tenible was that tossing waste of water J The foam cap-ped waves leaped up iha^y a^inist the roclcy Aore, and the roaring of their voi-ces was like the mutter^ of distant thunder. Th^re were bratl^ bearto around the hills of Pentland—but few would have ventured the passage of Had River that n i ^ t Uttering one wild piayer for strength, Rachel ninbound the lOpes which held the frail jaft for crossing dhe stream, to the g^ant oak upon the baijik, and then deposi-ting her lantern and < basket ^pon the barquo, «he stepped on herself, seized the loner handled oar and poshed off I i,i)ut it was afeanu conflict between the ^adful waters liira the stem courage which lent strength the arms of that heroic girl ! Once hfeiif heart grew faint with Womanly fear, thought of what she went to accomp|||^ nerved her on, and she east all fear ^Ay. Ntfw, she w«s borne alone with light-ning like velocity—then the raft glided smoothly and gently—i^in in the em-brace of a trm^erous whirlpool it was nearly engulphed—but at last, oh, joy 1 it struck violently a point of land ! With n few vigorous strokes of the oar, Bachel sent the raft up dry upon the beach, and seizing her oasket aad lan-tern she'ruthed on in tibe d^ection of the ruined bridge. It was as slie expepted. The whole vast structure had been torn away, and the water dashed through the feartul gorge with appalling rapai^ty. She shud-der^ as she gassed for a. moment down into the boiling black depth—^what ii she were too late ? She fancied that even then she heard the whistle of the coming locomotive, and caught the gleam of the '^ieat lamp upon its front But no, it wa> only her imag-ination ; and piling thdj^ots upon the track, she applied the fight from her Ian rem. It did not ignite ! ^ She was fran-tic with terror lest the dampness had ren-dered the wood incooibBStable, to the heat which she was able to give. She tore off her cotton shawl and c ^ it on the pile. A faint stream of light i^otup, then a broad lurid glow, and almost instantly the fire laid hold on the turpentine of the knots, and tlie whole countiy was illumin-ated in the radience. "Thank God burst involuntarily from Rachel's lips. She brought brush-wood from the ii ircst and piled upon the fiie ; and as the red tongues of flame rose higher «nd higher, so the stream of thankfulness iu the girl's bosom flowed >fi:ecr and stronger up to that Puwer whose instrument she was. Patiently slie stood in the cold and" wet ; the rain beating heavily on her un-covered head and shoulders, and dripping down the wavy masses of her soft brown hair. Meanwhile she piled the fire with eveiy-thing c<»nbustible upon which she could lay her hands—waiting and hoping—^until at last she heard afar ofi the -slmll whistle of the approaching train. On it came that black-winged monster, I umbling and snorting up the rugged val-ley, with its vast freight of human life be-hind .1 The speed was fr^htful, and for a moment Rachel feared that her signal would not be noticed ; the next instant the sharp whistle of alarm rang out loud and clear—^the hissing steam rashed forth hot and fiery, the engine was reversed, and with a shock like that of an earth-quake, the train was brought to a dead halt on the very brink of the gorge I From these long, dark cars hundreds of human beings came pouring out, alarmed by the andden ^ppageand per-haps awabsned from sound sleep by the violence of the shock. 'Oh but there was d e ^ horror on their faces, and I have done all I could, my duty lies with her. 5iGod helping me, I shdl cross the stream once more !" At this junction a fine* looking young man wearing the undress unifoMa of the navy, stepped forward, removing his cap said : Lady, with all due respect, I declare that if you cross Mad River to-night, 1 shall go with you I I have been on the water occasionally, and think I can be of some assistance iu your voyage. Will you trust me ?' Rachel gazed for a moment into the noble face of the young lieutenant, and offering him her httitd, said simply : can trast you." And so amid the cheer and acTamations of the people whom she|,had saved from death, Ra<^el Wharton and her compan-ion moved away. Propelled by the strong arm of Lieu-tenant Rochment, the raft sped swiftly across the river ; and in less than an hour Rachel held her sister in her arms, while Rochemont stood gazing admiring-ly upon the group. The lieutenant remained in the cottage until after breakfast the nelBt morning, ahd Aea. he bado the inmates a reluctant farewell. About a week after the night of peril, while Rachel was sitting with her parents ai:d Grade around a cheerfuX fire, there was a knock at the door, and the lawyer of Hartstein entered the room. He bore ge paper with o£Bcial seal, and plac-it in Rachel's hands bade her examine it The surprise of the girl may be imag^ ined, when ^ e found it was a deed, se-curing to her and her heirs, the fine old estate of Cedarwood, three miles below Hartstein, and formerly the residence of Governor Moreton I Below the seal was inscribed these words : "An offering of gratitude from the fif-teen hundred persons whose lives Rachel Wharton preserved from death on the night of Nov. 28th, 18£— Shortly after the removal of Rachel and her fricoi^ to Cedarwood, Leiutenant Rochmont called to renew his acquain-tance with her, and so faithfully did be do this, that before the close of the winter he led Rachel Wharton^to the alter. strange trembling at their hearts, when g^ing down the black abyss, they saw uie grave weich had been the.rs but for tl^ efforts of that pale faced girl. Oh, how they crowded around her with their warm admiration^how enthusiasti-cally they thanked and praii^ her for what she had done ; what fervant bless- ^ they c^led down upon her head ! Oman's beautiful faces streamed with tears at the thought of her brave daring; and swarthy men's heieffts beat quicker and stronger as, in lancy, they, saw her tossing out on. a frail ^^^ at we mercy of that f u r i ^ river to save them from destruction. The old v^ther-beaten engineer, who was scarcely'ever seen to exhibit emo-tion at anything, crowded his way to Rachel's side, and taking her hands in BENJAMIN FRAXKUX'S Sox.—^Asthe name of Franklin is promintly before the pub-lic, it may not be uninteresting to give some account^of his only son William about whom we think little is known by the community at large. Unlike his fa-ther, whose chief claftn is^for the invalu-able sei vices he tendered his country in her greatest need, the son was, from the first to the last, a devoted royalist. Be-fore the revolutionary war he held sever-al cavil and militaiy offices of some im-portance. At the commencement of the the office ol Governor of him from ftat duty and responsibility which lie primarily on him—that of in-stracting his children. And from these admitted taruths, it follows , that in ordeJ to do any reai good it is the parent who must be interested in the work of educa« tion. war, he held New Jersey, which appointment he re-ceived in 1175. When the difficulties between the moth-er country and the colonies were coming to a crisis, he threw his whole influence in favor of the loyalty, and endeavored lo prevent the Legislative Assembly of New Jersey from sustaining the proceed-i n g of the General Congress of PhiladeL phi a. These efiorts, however, did but lit tie to stay the tide of popular sentiment in favor of resistance to ^anny, and soon inv(Aved him in difficulty. He was deposed from office by the wbigs, to Wil-liam Livingston, and sent a priaoner to Connecticut, where he remained two years in East Windsor^ in the house of Captain Ebenezer Grant, where the Theologicai Seminary now stands. In ITT 8 he was exchanged, and soon after went to En g land. There he spent the remainder of his life, receiving a pennon from the British government for his fidelity. He died in 1813 at the age of eighty-two. As might have been expected, his op-position to the cause of Kberty, so dear to the heart of his father, produced an es-trangement between them. For years they had no intercourse—when, in 1184, the son wrote to the father. In his reply, Dr. Franklin says, "Nothing has ever hurt me samuch, and affected me with such ROB THX JOVBSAL. I LOHCh TO DIE. I long to lay me down and deep • ^ e latt long sleep of death ; To atiU this wildly throbbing heart, And yield to 6odmy1>reath. 1 long to walk the heavenly streets^ All paved with ahining gol^ . And have my Fathers loving arms, This earth-worn spirit fold* I long to '-4«iaff at that pare fount, ^owalk those fields-of green— And cull the flowers more beautious fa^s Than mortal eye hath seen. I long to join Ae angel choir. And sing loud pnuae to him, "Who climbed for me the ragged moU2t^ And bore my sin and shame. I long to wear the Mood-washed robe Of spotless parity->- The promise^ rroim fiill-gem'd with heaven's Illustrious jewelry. I long to see with a n £ m e d ^ t> My Savior's smiling face; And, through a long Eternity, * To rest in his embrace. I long to meet my mother dear->- Who early went to God-; Andleft me sorrowing heie alone, To walk life% thorny road. I long to burst this prisoI^bdBse-i- To mount to joys on high— To mingle with the ransomed throng^ Oh, how I long to a e j M. PouTENEss.—Next to tba la'ws of safety, »liteness ill necessary for the comfoit of life. It may be divided into two parts 5 one of which may be divined, and which is comprised in a few words: '"Do ^ t o others as you would have others do unto you; do not to others what you would not that others should do unto you. Ask your reason what you should avoid^your leart what you should do. The other part is less important. Peo-ple of leisure and of education, the peo-ple especially who have declared them-^ selves to be exclusively good society, have endeavored to recognize each by certain signi^ We may ignore tUngs, but it is more convenient to^ them. K it is puerile to submit to all customs, it is ridiculous to submit to none. "Do unto others," etc. "that^s the iTile. But, says one, how can I overcome excessive diffidence ? By the same pro-cess that you wonld overcome excessive ignoi-aBce—Cultivatitm ! To acquire a knowledge of music, the art of painting, or even to hoe com and dig potatoes prop-erly, we must leara how. ^ of behavior. It is the duty of parents and teachers to instruct children in all the graces of true christian politeness. SEU Hetp.—^In education as ia other matters, self-help is the best help—that little which men do for themselves, is better than a great deal that they get the State to do for them. We see that we cannot by any inter France on the part of government or the public, deprive the parent of the privilege, or absolve both of his, he looked into her face with deep sensation, as to find myself deserted a tear in eithereye. ' - - - - "God bless yon The uttered, impetu-ously and then rushing away he was lost in the crowd. The passengers were to return to Hartr stein ; and veijr earnestly they besought Rachel to go witii him and remain until morning, when the swollen waters would ve abated, and the passage of the riv-might be made with safety. "No," said she, ' that cannot be." have a littte sister at home, and now that in my old age, by my only son ; and not only deserted, but to find him taking up arms against me in a cause whereon my good fame, fortune and life were all at stake." In his will, also, he Eluded to the part his son had acted. After making some bequests, he adds : "The part he acted against me in the late war, which is of )ublic notoriety, will account for my eaving him no more of an estate he en-deavwed to deprive me oi." TNIES M MINNESOTA.—T^TE S I . FaulFir onear, of the 30th, speaks of the times in Minnesota as indicating at present "an nnexsMipled financial depression" at St. Paul and throughout the State. AU clas-ses are said to feel the pressure without an ability to see how it can be removed. It says that with an abundance from the products of the soil for home consump-tion, and enough to spare, ii it could on-ly te forwarded to a market to pay for all that has been imported, there is a gen-eral and unprecedented stagnation in all branches of trade, caused in a great measure,by the derangements in currency and the want of means of transportation. It adds : "The low stage of water in the river has practically cut ua off from prof-itable exchanges with St. Louis, a point heretofore considered as the most favor-able market for all onr surplus produce. With a market gorged, and the prospect of the river soon closing up, we cannot see much encouragement for better times before the op ning of navigation in the Spring.^ i ^ 'A deaf mute, about fifty years of age, named Willett Shepard, was found dead on Friday morning on the track of the New Haven and New London railroad about a mile from East Haven station. It is supposed he was walking on the track on Thursday night, and being deaf did not hear the approaching train, and was run over. One foot was entirely sev ered from the body, from the effects of which he probably bled to death. mksiL •f^'tf-rn* 11 Ml
|Title||East Haddam journal, 1859-11-26|
|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. a . BLODOETTi FuUiaher. TERMS,-'$1,00 FER AlVNUM IN ADVAITCE.
VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM, SATBIMY, NOVEMBER 26, 1859. NO. 34.
6ast i a d t e J^ifflliiL
E . M. W U A E M , P A U I A «.
The JOVBBAL'JS pnblubeS Satnrda;
>noniiBg at E u t q ^ d u i i , Cauk, and nHO be lel
-at the resdenoe of MibicribMS ilff^thdipper and
Lower at $1 25 per j t a r in advance, or
60 at the expintien of the year. . "Sobecriben
^ o receive their paper at the office or b j mail, | 1
tper year in advance, or $1 26 atthe-«ndotthe
R A T B S O F A D V E R T I S I N G .
Oneaqnare, one week 00
' One aqnare 2 months . S 00
One square S months. .4 00
One square 6 months 6 00
One -aqosre one year 8 00
Atibeial deduction will be made to those
''•who advertise by the year.
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING in aU its branch-
•^es, executed wiUi neatness and ^qwtch, on rea^
• sonabk terms.
JONAV T. CI.ARKB,
Attorney aBdConnMllor at Law.
-3LNI> J J O T A R Y P U B L I C ,
EAST HADDAM, CONN.
C. S. GLADWIN, Constable and Colleclw. Office with J. T.aatke,EH^
K x t Haddam, Conn
Book,Joh and Card P r i n t i ng
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
•Executed with neatness, and on reasonable terms,
at duB office.
BY D- A.I»©OD,
tt S M Street, H A B T F O B D , GMRG.
N OLMSTEE) CHAiPMAN,
Organist and Teacher of BCnsic.
. East Haddam, Conn.
LMMIIS givea at th« nsidcnees of pnpUs or at his rcwnu
t Ui« Gelxtun U«uM! .
A eiSL'8 DABnre
It was aleaTful b i ^ t in the lattor paH
of Nov^ber. The frozen rain beat
oeadessly -against the casements of a
very little cottage sitnatedrSgh np on
the bold IH-OFW of of ihe> hills of the
Pentland lange >6f lAnountains ; and the
wind rattfed the wooden door-latch so
fiercely that you'wonld have cthonght the
$rs «f a ghost'Were seeing to unloose
tlteportid. The blue smoke of the pine
knot fire On tiie hearth in Uie bumble
kitchen waa Uotirn pttfin fantastic
wreaths in the faces of the •cciqMnts of
the TOOB, and4lie sleek gray cat in the
Opened her ^ e a in amazement at the
ftchel Wharton sat by the fire, hold-ing
inherit^ the sleeping form of her
i ^ sister Grace. The two^^rlswere
alone in the housi^ their parents having
g(^e down the river two daye before, to
dispose of then: little stock of butter and
cheese^ and inring back .in return,.grocer-ies
W winter ioonsumption.
Far away from all human habitation
the coCtiige of the Wharton's stood ; but
Radiel was a brave girl—^bom aad bred
among the -wild hill^—and she
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