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From the Lady's World of Fashion.
THE POLISH OFFICER.
BV J. THORNTON.
It was a stained aid time-worn
manuscript which my friend brought
out from his scrutoiie. We drew
our chairs closer to the fire, when lie
opened the manuscript and read.
It was in the ever memorable and
valliant attempt tint lYiland made
to maintain is indepen l-nce gainst
a tvrannv wb.ich raised in tlie heart
of "every honest I'o'e, an indignatit
feeling " toward bis oppressors, and
caused relellion 10 rankle in his b
om and seek redress it is of that
period I am now writing when mm.
risin from liis bed of rest, feels him
self still laboring und-r a Imrd-n too
grievous to be borne. Eetore I pro
ceed father, it wi!) be necessary to
give a brief outline of my boyish
When it was thought fit by a kind
and indulgent parent, that my mind
could bear the study of a boarding
school, I was sent from home, nt a
distance of ninety mi'c. wher", from
mv first introduction. I found an ac
quaintance wilh a fellow-boarder, nn 1
there soon appeared that congeniali
ty of feeling and sentiment whic'i
promised to ensure us mutual happi
ness and comfort we may well say
'-We lived nndhvjl Inxcllirr.'" 1 nev
er kppt a secret from him but oner,
and he was the srmc as true and just
to me. Time ffes and discovers se
crets. I had now completed my
nineteenth year, and as revolts were
dally occurring against Husian tyran
ny, and my father" suffering under it
personally, he procured me a com
mission to join the regiment immedi
ately, which was lhen lying at War
saw". I was forced lo go and leave
my old companion, and one with
whom, when the daily duties were
ended, I spent many moments; she
whom I cherished at my heart wilh
a bosom full of doubts, and hopes,
and fears. I now revealed to her
my ardent love, and found I was on
ly echoing her own sentiments re
garding myself, forme, and me only,
she said she loved and lived.
On mv return home to my compan
ion, I told him of the only secret I
had ever retained; and having paid
great attention to my relation, he
burst into a flood of tears. 1 was
surprised at this strange conduct, but
soon found nut the cause frorn his in
coherent expressions. I was agoniz
ed to see my companion suffering un
der circumstances so painlul he,
who when I was a youth, a stranger,
and far from home, became to me a
brother and a friend. I hastened to
Annette, and told her of this strange
affair, when she, with that prompt
alacrity which is characteristic of our
Polish ladies, particularly in such af
fair, complied with my earnest en
treaties (and to prevent the addrcss-
es of Xowistchy in my absence) con
sented, with the permission ot her
parents, to become my wife.
On my return home, I found my
companion still in the same excited
state ns I had left him. I cave him
j a slight hint of what had happened,
wincli lie seemed perfectly to under
stand, lie in a few minutes aroused
himself from the stupor and summon -
ed up resolution to in.iuire when I
.-hould leave. I to'd him" on the mor
row. II - said. H shall accompany
you to whatever place or in whatev
er circumstances vou mav be.'
Oil. Annette! Farewell at last must
come. Adieu! may Heaven guard
and protect vou. larcwrl!
Those who have real' v lov -
ed almost to i.iolatrv, can onlv pic -
ture the feelings nt our separation.
We proceed in silence, each hurried
in Ins own respective mediations.
Xowistchy on a sudden exclaimed,
Should Fate decree no return toj
your Annette, 1 will tieto hcra friend, ty ior my wife, determined me to
a brother, or a husband;" to which 1 commit some deed which might ter
c lrJiillv a-sentad. af'er which con- min-ite my miserable existence.
versniion he appeared to resume his Chance soon lavored me; being on
former wanted cheerfulness. Oh! duty as sentinel. I had been deeply
Annette, behold me duly exercised in ' engrossed with such schemes, anil I
warlike dulie. preparing for an en-1 was startled bv hearing the voice of
gagemcnt. perhaps never more to see
vou. Th- Russians are advancing.
It v.a niilni.-l t. and now and then!
the d.stant peal of cannon could be!
hoard rolling through the s'lence of j
ouder grew the sounds.
till rit last the warlike
roused us from our
Mi-fjiens. 1 recommended myself to
G. d with n short and earnest prayer
tur mv wii-
I was now r reparod to met l'ie
eneiiiV. I sou hi NowMchy, and
fi'tmd him in a deep thought; quite
i.nconscions of what was passing a-
mund til! I aroused mm
from his stu-
por. We embraced each other, and
!i.i!i!:p uronuse respect-1
im' Annette. Xow roars the cannon. with ani'-ty, fatigue and hardships,
and 'louder vet "vea b'uder than the jnniil I could no longer endure the la
boiis of heaven" a'l confusion, man J bor, and a fever followed. Afier a
falls upon man. :i. war ! thou iurnis ! l'ng illness, and through Hie kind at
f. it'n us. that drieves desolation to the t"ntion of the matron. 1 became con-
the rich, destruction and des-;
pair to that
,,f the pool Hie com-;
I at thi .-kens,
nd fiuh'ur' lor
wi'h brnv.rv ilouii.v
arnieil tv a gonu cause, u.i- rn.i..
metit was declared in our lavor.
The conflict over, 1 sought my
companion, and found him partly
niili t'.e bo(!i-S f the slaill.
i... i i.,ii,;r..t. bavin" carvi-d liim i
will, all spee'l' to the" l -spital. the ,
r i UUI f.-ilv swooned i
surirc in loniiu in- II-o
from loss of M ol. nn 1 had received
no rnortil injury: an 1 after die atten
tion an l some 'restoratives he soon
recovered. Immediately after the en
"r'etnent. I was ordered to a dil:rit
part of Poland, where the Hussians
had been committing their horrible
deeds of war. Xowistchy, being on
the sick list was forced to rema.n:
we were for the first timi parted from
our vouth, and having embraced me
and thanked me for bis preservation
of ffe. be once more repeated the
nf "re'iiemiennu' .nneue.
I had been
nbice to place.
now nnrcmng nom
receive no i
her, nor yet l
wistchy. 1 !ia-l sei.eu
tunity " from the bo-tli
written severs I times.
n rns-jiert at last one ray
bea.ned, and vet disappointment was
si i j sreater, fi.r ' frc-nt '"ches
and "removals from place to;;l ice,we
had to pass her native
soiifht her home
Imagine me, Imoy-
ed tin with all the hopes
ot once a-1
' t .
gain seeing my - -v
yensations which tongue '?n"" .'
prers, I found the house nm r Iv ahue , I
- .inu .111. I'll r
and on inquiry lenrneuin.uo-".-
r-r was dead, and tnc tiau6. fc ,
no one could tell where.
. ..(fitnrr O
To proceed our i
near draw ing to a close, an I
attempt must be made; it
I had been
but ah bow truines-i
ordered to command
.uard, and having met a company o
Russians, determined o pve , en
battle, though evidently a,cnor
n point of numbers. "ca .
an?-, h, God! what can . equal my
companion, my d
my presen fo . I
COniuse..; i anr-- f , jt
name. No; mv tongue
utterance, ana l k - ,- -
Imi-ht have remainea, -
from the enemy
to recover my self-posn.
We fought, but were at over
j i i m.i tir.ive associates
come, and 1 and mybraj
were made P":' perhaps I
this tunc one ray ot nopo v i
OUH COUNTRY AS D
BOWLING GREEN, PIKE CO., MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JUNE 1 1, 1842.
might hear from him of mv Annette:
but no; when I was taken", to my ex
ceeding astonishment, by his express
orders, I was cast into prison, to be
sent to Russia as a captive.
It was over, and Poland lost that
independence, however small. And
1 w:ts compelled lo ioin as a private
in the Rusian ranks, to my great sur-
1 prise, under the command of mv for
mer trienu. now my deadliest foe-
The first opportunity that occurred. 1
intended speaking lo him (fully rely
ing ii our lormer trie
Annette; but. alas! the last
hope was banished from me.
j found out my mistake; I was accused
j wiin insolence to mv superior ollic.er.
! and was sentenced to three month's
iciose confinement. This conduct a!
I most drove me mad; what could have
' induced him to act so?
j 1 Ins change in my situation I could
j not endure. Ingratitude from one
whom 1 loved as a brother, and nnxie -
utptam A v. and not
v. and not observing
him, I did not give that salute which
is customary for a superior officer to
receive; 1 was ordered to appear be
fore a court-martial for insolence and
neglect of duty; and being once tried
fir the same oiTi-ncc previously, 1
now give up all hopes of my An-
The Overseer of convi :ls wnsa
mild, good nr n one that we do not
convti .Tily find ia that enpaci
fo lum I to'd mv misfortunes. Alter
three ycaTs suiferance, by his testi
mony of g Kid conduct, mv sentence
was initiated, am! I was ordered to
re tirn to mv lormer situation
ranks, i was :i:ie:u:v worn down
va.csc-nt. I was ai.oweii t.ie pnvi-
'Cge ot waikii in i:.y L'aniens inc:i
y iar.e) attached to llie inlir-
m n v.
Frequently, ::t my entrance into
these ttarderis. I oiisTve I a female
closely wrapped up. whose Icitmes 1
c )i:ld never dicen. an I who always
scemd to avoid me. Curioty made
who she was: w lien I was
' 'aplaia A
lie was t::e wife of
. I c t.hl !:-' e spo
ken to her; bul no one more breach
of duty and I should be lost to all
chance of ever se-'ing her whom i
i .i -i r . ---i i
con il nm uanisn itom my rnuici. i
in nle injuries of the matron, 'o whom
I h wl ovnicrl y told my inisioriimes.
Sin; said t he lady was Captain Xo
wistchv's wife, that he was very
iiniiiml to ner, ami was very careiui
i i r i
( tliai stle silouai leu urn mi"iii
I him. mid appeared always to keep her
'confn'd. A thought crossed my
! mind was this toy Annette? but no;
i I endeavored to suppress :t. but could
! not; night and day I had her image
I i r ' ' : i. I ..... !. I rw. I..,..
"i iorc mini-v t-s, -"i io n"- i.m-
is'i the th'Mignt. f or wiuie inert' s
.1 l....' , l.,..ir .m,l,i 1
every oppor-!" ""l" i ' - ,
of war, andi,X"rtt ever to see her to whom I liad
so olen wri'ien, anu never ici.eiveu
Oi.edav. whilst deeply absorbed
in thought, I extended my usual lim
its, and did riot observe what was
passing about until 1 came in contact
' -.i ..a... iii.
. r (t,Pu. who
ii-it i nil' r in in will-. i iii-ii, in.
i . i
can tlCSCI lUe mv sensauons, vwn-ii i
now recognized Annette my long
oSt vvife;'she as soon knew me and
j (.alo( f(r
i.:slar.(. anJ wns immediatelv
and was immediately an
i swered bv mv Captain, who had me
iristantly'con lined, when, after a few
, 1 was to be again tried bv a
court-martial, for insulting his w ile
1 cold not, during :ny trial, get liber
ty to explain; and was accordingly
sentenced to perpetual banishment.
IJefore my departure for Silieria, I
obtained materials for writing, and
soon made a full statement of facts
and had them conveyed to the Colo
nel of the Regiment, who, after, per
suing it, came to my condemned cell,
and questioned me very strictly.
He' was a man of honor, and soon
caused inquiries to be made into the
affair, and submitted them to the Em
peror, who, having discovered the
truth, transferred the sentence on my
old school-fellow; who, before his go
ing into exile, declared that it was
through him I suffered all these mis
fortunes; that after he and I first sepa
rated, he sent for Annette, to whom
OVR COUNTHy's WEAL."
he made it appear I was killed in an
engagement, and to prevent the op
portunity of eur meeting, he desert
ed his native country. Fate still de
creed that he should not pass in the
Lease and luxury of a quiet mind, for
he seemed as if he had been haunted
by me more like an evil genious than
a human being, to remedy which he
planned all those ills, and endeavored
to have me banished the kingdom.
The Emperor, after due delibera
tion, restored me mv long lost wife:
of my!nd, ns- a recoinpence for my misfor-
tunes, lie has returned me to my nn-
tive land, with a sufficient annuity to
spend my days in ease and happiness,
which we now enjoy, r.nd of which
we have been so long deprived.
Never doc night unfold its sable cur
tains, but our henrtv orisonsare pour
ed fifth f r health and happiness for
, him who Ins been so unkind, and our
.: humble thanks to the Giver of all
i Tiin ;aki:.
As we are now in the garden let
us improve time by pointing out what
can be done to put it in a condition
to reflect credit upon that goml house
wile, whose greatest pleasure is, to
conumute to me uappmess i mm
I . ,i f i I
i.o... sue .ichuow euges ana auores
nil J...I. i.e. r im-
i.n.icroi riercmuuen. Ann as every
thmir must have a commencement we
in wain i wiin me
L.rrbf CMaSrs. ecJ out the
bed of ram- cabbage, lull up the
inants, & in order to encourage their
hend ng, tie up the leaves of a part of
uicm wiin nass or small osier willow
twir. lie careful to Father no the
leaves reziilar, and not to bind them
to.) ti.Inly. JJy tirmnging a row rr
two i.i t';is way your cabbages wi l
head a week or two earlier than if
left to nature, and thus afl-rd you a
supply much earlier than you could
other wise procure them.
In what we have said above we
allude to those plants which you set
out ;iii fall. If you were not
thus provident, and have no plan's
suiiiciently forward to require such
ireatiii'-nt, but have some now trans
planted that were set out this spring,
our advice to you is, to keep them
clean, push their vegetation forward
by feequent working, by loosening
tiie earth around them and hilling
them up. I5y r tt'-ntion in this way
in a lew wet Us vou nnv have t lie
sat'sfaction of seeing upon your tabic j
a dish ot Irani and collarils a me's
by the way. good enough for the
brother of the moon."
PltiiitiitZ out Calibre Plants. If
vou have any plants Mitiirieiitly large
for tr.ir.-plar.tetion. seize the first wet
ison to set them out. and a if r slior
telling thc tap roots, dip the roots and
stem ol eai h
plant in a
like solution of soot, which should be
prepared by being boiled, and cooled, !
of course, 'before being used. This!
will not only give a start to the plants
but serve to" protect them from the ,
worm, and its utility would lie in
creased if a bag con:aining a small
uuantitv of sulphur wcie infused into
il.e koi.i-cream while hot.
S nrin CMngc .S'.W.lVe pare I vice. Hut if necessity compels him
vowr In d for sowing cabbage seed, to do so, goes so quietly that his very
bv turning in a goodly portion of manner is an apology for the act.
manure, which, if possible, should be j fi. Does not engage in conversa
well rotted, raked fine, then sow your . tion before commencement of ser
seeil, which should be previously soak- j vice.
ed in a solution of soot and sulphur. ! Does not whisper, or laugh, or
After sowing, ral them in evenly i tat fruit in the house ol Cod, or
and put down the earili firmly with j lounge.
the hack of
sninkle a mixture of ashes and t
ter. ashes and so'it. or ashes alone
over the bed. When thc plants first j
come up. sow over them a mixture of j
equal portions of soot and sulphur,
and do it while the plants are wet;
with dew, as it is essential that the
mixture adhere to the leaves to afford
protection from the fly.
At any time in the early part of
May, you may sow your seed for
both fall and winter supply. For
early fall cabbage, sow Eaily York,
Hariv Hattersea, Sugar-loaf, any of
l!:e other early varieties. Of these I
but few w ill be necessary, unless you i
desire them for market, in which case I
vou will regulate the quantity sown
by the demand. For u iiitcr cabbage
let savoys large drum-head, flat dutch,
and other approved hardy kinds be
Caulijluiccr and Barecole seed may
now be sown for a fall crop. The
same method of sowing, and treat
ment as recommended for cabbage
seed should be observed for these.
Enrly Caulifluurr Plants. Draw
the earth around the stems of these;
keep the earth clean and well stirred
between and around them, and water
them whenever the weather is dry.
This will urge their growth forward.
When the plants begin to show
their flowers, you should examine
them frequently, and as soon as they
are of advanced size bend the leaves
over the flowers to protect them from
the lays of the sun.
Brussels' Xjirouls and Jerusalem
Kale seed should be sown in May to
afford sprouts. If sown in good rich
loamy, well manured, a very small
bed will afford you an ninple family
sufficient at a vary trifling expense,
as they require no cultivation, being
sowed broader. st.
Jjrorcoli. The seed of this should
now be sown, to furnish plants for a
J'i'iix. You may now plant a bed
of Peas, to come in when your early
supply is exhausted. The marrow
fats are probably the best kiud at this
Mr. Samukl Howell, an old resi
dent and a man far advanced in years',
was found dend in his field, on the
middle fork of Salt Iliver, in this
county, on Saturday last.
He had taken his gun, given some
(JirectiorH concerning his business.
nn, o0 0!. professedly, to shoot
rre;s Tw(( o- ,iSf,on, were
. ..lonhi ng in the fiel.Land. on their
( ,.ett)rn from dinner, found their father
Wm (pnd. with ,lis ?lrl ,,v aifle
: a" Sln:ill fiirked swtch in ,i;nnj -nd
, ,,,00J runnin,, frorn lis ,nouth; as
t(, h he M ,lceJ thc m,1J!z!e in
,lis and ,ouchej the tr
with the sw itch.
The inquest held upon tlie case de
cided that the deceased came to bis
death from some cause unknown. It
is known that Mr. Howell has for
some time been greatly distressed in
mind, on account of pecuniary em
barrassmnts, which is supposed to
have been the cause of this fatal act.
Paris (M.) Srnlinr?.
A Ck.sti.eman at Uii'rch may be
known by the following marks:
1. Comes in good season, so as
neither to interrupt the pastor nor
congregation by a late arrival.
2. Does not stop upon the steps or
in the portico, either to gape at the
ladies, salute friends or display his
3. Opens and shuts the door gent
ly, and wu'.ks deliberately up the aisle
or gallery stairs, and gets to Ins seat
US qiJIL'tl V, UllU 0 II l-IMIIfc .13 lt 'CI-
i.. i i. i.:.... r..,
ple remove ns possible.
4. fakes his seat either in the back
partof the seat, or step out into the
aisle when anyone wishes to pass in.
and never thinks of such a thing ns
making people crowd past him while
keeping his place in the seat.
5. Is always attentive to strangers,
and gives up bis seat to such; seeking
another for himself,
f. Xever thinks of defiling the
house of God with tobacco spittle, or
. , it
who sit near mm oy
nauseous weed in
Xever, unless in case of illness
'gets up and goes out in time of ser-
10. Does not rusn out i ciiurcii
Ii! n tiaimuniT horse the moment the
benediction is pronounced, but retires
slowly in a nois'es t quiet manner,
11. Hoes all he can by precept
and example to promote decorum in
The (tilrst Jtpitflic un Enrlh.
The American Quarterly Review
contains a letter from O. V. Hwing,
Esq. giving a sketch of his visit to
San Marino, a small republic in Italy,
between the Appenines and To. and
the Adriatic. The territory of this
State's only 40 miles in circumfer
ence, and its population about 7000.
1 be UepuLlic w-as lounued more than
1100 yeais ago, on moral principles,
industry and equality, and has pre
served its liberty and indpendenec a
midstall the wars and discords which
have raged around it. Bonaparte
respected it, and sent an embassy to
express his sentiments of friendship
and fraternity! It is governed by a
Captain Regent, chosen every six
months by the representatives of the
people, GS in number, who are chosen
every six months by the people.
O. what were life, were nouirht bevond
Thc dark and dreary tombr1 I
VOL. I. NO. 32.
JVobiliry of Labor.
The man w ho labors in some hon
est occupation and supports himself
by his own industry is one of natures
noblemen. He carries with him an
independence of feeling unknown to
many a titled arristocrat who spurns
the idea of labor and holds in utter
contempt the man who lives alone
upon the result of his own industry.
To what pitiful shifts and disreputa
ble means are the labor haters often
driven to maintain the dignity to
which they aspire, the dignity of liv
ing without manual labor.
Many, not relishing' work, think
that some professionaTpursuit would
elevate them in the scale of human
dignity, and, in spite of what nature
designed them for, commenced a pro
fession in which they can never rise
above mediocrity, whereas they
might acquire reputation in their le
gitimate sphere. How many of these
professional hangers-on may every
where be met with, who by some
means have obtained a fine suit of
clothes, and being too proud to work,
live a life of miserable dependence.
and encounter the sneers and jibes of
tne honest mechanic wno asks no fa
vors but from heaven, and a plenty
oi employment from his fellow man.
Many a poorlaughed-at doctor, and
petifogging lawyer, who are more
than half starving for want of em
ployment, might have made good me
chanics, been respected in their, call
ing, and in the enjoyment of at least
a decent competency. Parents, we
advise you to let your children follow
the indications of nature in their
choice of persuits through life.
The Poisoned Valley of Java.
The usual meeting of the Royal
Asiatic Society took place on Satur
day, the right Hon. W. W. Wynn in
the chair. A paper was read by
Col. Sykes, on the poisoned Upas val
ley at Iletur, in Java, extracted from
a letter by London, containing a des
cription of his visit to the place in
July, 1830. According to the state
ment of Mr. linden, this valley is
20 miles in extent, and of considera
ble width.. It presents a most deso
late appearanc , the surface being
sterile and without any vegetation.
The valley contains numerous skele
tons of mamalii and birds. In one
ca-e, the skeleton of a human being
was found with the head resting on
the right hand According to tradi
tion, it is said that the neighbouring
tribes were in the habit of driving
their criminals into the valley to ex
piate their crime''. Mr. Iondon tried
the experiment of lowering some dogs
and fowls into the valley, and in eve
ry case animation became quickly
suspended, although life was prolong
ed in some instances for ten minutes.
The valley proved to be the crater of
an extinguished volcano, in which
carbonic acid gas is generated, like
the Grotto del Cane at Xapies. The
fabulous influence imputed to the
Upas tree, is, therefore, without
foundation, the mortality being caus
ed solely by the deleterious agency
of the gas. London papr.
Ettmoloc.y. Europe signifies a
country ol while complexions, so
named because the inhabitants there
were of a lighter complexion than
those of either Asia or Africa.'
Asia siuilies bet wen, or in the mid
dle from the fact that geographers
placed it between Europe and Africa.
Africa signifies the land of corn
ears. It was ccieurateu torus aounu-
ance of com, and all kinds of grain.
Siberia signifies thirsty or dry
very characteristic of the country.
Italy, a country of pitch; from its
yielding great quantities of black
Calabria, is also, from the same
Gaul, modern France, signifies yellow-haired,
as yellow hair character
ized its first inhabitants.
The english of Caledonia is a high
hi!'. This was a ragged mountain
ous province in Scotland.
llybernia is utmost, or last inhabit
ed, for beyond this, xvest ward, the
rhecnicians uever extended their
Britain, the ountry of tin as there
was great quant ites of lead and tin
found on the ajaeent islands. Tho
Greeks called it Albion, which signi
fies in the Phoenician tongue, either
white or high mountains, Irom thc
whiteness of its shores or the high
rocks on the western coast.
Sardinia signified thc footstecps of
man, which it resembles.
Rhodes, serpents or dragons, which
it produces in abundance.
Scyll, the whirlpool of destruction