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'The Louisville Journal says," We defy any taste
tail lover or poetry to read the fillowing lines, with
9ut exciiming-How beautiful "
Mty soul thy sacred image keeps,
My midnight dreams are all of thee;
For: nature then i - silence sleeps,
And.ailence broods o'er land and sea;
Oh, in that still, mysterious hour,
Ho.1w oft from waking dreams I start,
To find thee but a fancy Bower.
Thou cherish'd idol of my heart.
Thou hast each theight and dream of mine
Have I in turn one thought of thine ?
Forever thine my dreams will be,
Whate'er may be my fortune here,
al not love-I claim from thee
p4y one'bohn, a gentle tear ;
May aOr blest viion from above
Play bwgbtJy 'fpvund thy happy heart,
And.inny the beanm of peace and live
Ne'er ftont thy glowipng '14.4 dprt.
Farewell! us -.Jreams ae ill gth tse
Hast thon oLe tender thought sf ps I
my joys like summer-birds tuay By,
My hopes ikoeslimmer blooms depart,
But there' one fower that cannot die,
Thy holy. memory in my heart;
No dews that one Bower's cup may fll,
-No sunlight to its leaves be given,
Bv# it will live and flourish still,
As deathless asa thing of heaven,
-y soul greets thine, unasked, unsought,
Hast thou tor me one gentle thought?
Farewell! farewell! my far-off friend!
Between us brand. blue rivers flow,
And forests wave and plains extend,
And mounttins in the sanlight glow;
'The wind that breathes upon thy brow
Is not ihe wind that breathes on mine,
'The star-bean s shining on thee now
Are not the beams that on me shine;
.Aut memory's spell is with me yet- I
Cans't thou the holy past forget ?
Ti ittiteiars that thou and I
May shei whene'er by anguish bowed,
'Exhaled into the noontide sky,
May.meet, and mingle in the cloud;
Andthus,my much-loved friend, though we
Far, rar apait umust live and move, 9
Oar souls when God shall set them free,
- Osnimingle in theworld of love. a
Say-woud it be a joy to theeI
A BID SPECULATION.
THE DARK STRANGER.
"Ah, Angely, I am ruined-utterly ruined1"
exclaimed Robert Wilson to hig young and de
"Ruined ! why, Robert. what can have hap
pened? I thought You were doing uoo well ia
.your businesp," returned the a ie. witlI the
deepest anxiety depicted upotn her fair features.
- And so 1 am, amy love; but in an unimeky
monenht, I embarked it a speculation which has
proved unfortunate, and every dollar i pussets
-Why have you not told me of this before.
" I wished noct to p-sin you, love."
"I fear yo~u have been imp'rudent ; nay, I will
not. reproach you."
" I have hoped that until now I abould be table
to redeem myself. By rieaking a few hundred
dollars.amore, I feel confident that I could re
trieve my lossuee, and cei.me out bright again ; but
alust I. have not ainothier dollar in the world."
'And he young hausband looked anxiously at
" What kind of speculation was it, Robert"
asked hisa wife, as a slight misgiving erosaed her
"0, it was. a strictly business transettlon,
,rathe conmplicat. d in its details, and I don't
think you would unaderstatnd it if I explaitied it,"
I am not so dull of comprehension, that I ean
not understuad an ordinary businmess tranasac'tion."
"uNa., my dear, I kntow you would utnderatand
it. better than ladies genesrally would, but ut Ls
Mj will not insist, Robert, upon knowing any
,thing you desire to conceal," said Mrs. Wiluon,
with a gentle reproach in her torne-- but me
,thinks a wire ought to know the occasion of her
"ForgVe me, Angely," replied the hustband,
imipritag a tender kiis upon her lips ; ''forgtve
me and I will tell you all."
"Nay, love, I tas'k it not; I am satisfied tnow.
And is there no Iope T"
'-If 1 lhad two hundred dollars, I feel perfectly
confident that'l-should redeem myself."
'-I there no risk. Robert I"
"I will be candid, Ang~ly; "there is some
I " will gst you the money, Robert."
" My own true wife!"
-This conversation occurred at the house of a
Jyoung New York shopkeeper. He' had been
pa rred to ayoung- gentle-hearted gui only a
- year before, during which period they had lived
in uttinterrupted happiness.
- 35~ yGe wife had no suspicion -that the
0lou4! ~f-etsity were lowering over their
joyo~shemp,'o9 .bti er husband had commnunica
ted thte IeL -~ ~otr ' weeks, however, ste had
noticed that Robert 4as tmoje than igga~ally dull.
Ouee or twiece a treeI heta~d appeted biatoself
frmher side in the- eyenhipg, lgig tat he
iad buainelas demandidg hi autenation.'
Angelipae Wilson, at4j1e tigaeof her-marriage,
wsthb possessor of a qmail suui of mnoney, be..
queathed to her by her father. It liad been stct.
tied upon her so that her husband could not con
trol it, and could epend no portion of it. without
~The younaig shopkeeper's bausinenaa had pros
pered bejond his' most sanguine expectatitons,
so thathia devoted, wife, who .would satillingly
have ~plaea hir littre fortune in his hands, saw
uoocaston to withdraw. it from her uncle. In
whosehaitia it was not only deemed to be safe
ly infisted, but was produceing a handsome in
.Robert. Wilson was y whole-eaaed young
man, without'a selfish tylQtght iaj (as itypp
tioni, He had mapjd Angehnea~ for hersel
ginand had ha aq iesowed a gbgh upoI
3, ihad snaouo" hat 1porried him
exceedingly. All the ready monee he cool
command had been exhausted, and in hist ei
tremity, the thought had occurred to him thm
his wife could supply his wants. The idea c
asking her for relief, was, to a man of his higi
strung temperament, No highly repugnant, iho
he only had the courage to hint at the servic
she might render him.
With the money in hi4 pocket, which Angel:
had preocured for him, Robert Wilson hastene
down Broadway. Awthe corner of Park Pliae
he pasted, and CaSt a furtive giiane around himn
evidently much agitated. He thought of hi
loving wife at home.
He had deceived her, and his conscience simotI
him. She was all love and gentleness, and sin
cerity, and confidence, and he had basely do
Should he not return, throw himself alt hei
feet, and beg her forgiveness? Such a cour.A
was certainly the most grateful to his erring
penitent soul ; but he had made a " bad speco.
la'ion." and while there vas hospe of retrie-ving
himself, the demion of mammon within promp,.
ed him to sin again.
Turtling down Park Place, he entered one of
those ganbling hells, which are the curie of en.
lightened Ameriea. Again he paused on the
steps of the magunificent establishment. to silence
the upbraiding of hi.4 conucience. The beauti
ful, loving expresion 'fi his wife, -miguishi.ag
sway the tediouw hours of his absence in lonely
Misery. haunted him,.
&et the usual consolation, the oft-repcaaed
rese~tion of i ise errinug soul: ", Only this -ine,
and thewu i will rorever ab.ndon the way of the
tran-grearii." cjamn to urge him on.
By thp gs-lignt in the strett, he observed a
lark foram, clo.ely mufflied ins the ample folds of
t .-panish cloak, approaching the spnt where he
stood. The stranger paused by his side gla need
uently at him, and then entered the saloon!
He followed him; the hall flashed with bril.
intt hights, and the gay and rashitonable of the
netraopolis thronaged ilie scene. Men smiled as
hough the place was not the gate of hell itself.
i'he ud aid repectable of the bar and forum,
imd toe excnitt..e, were there. countenaeing,
>y their present e ad example, the iniquity prae.
ied within those gilded walls.
Robert Wil.-on shuddered as he entered the
aloon. Yet why should he shrink from a ,-cene.
n which the respecuaibd men of the comuunity
esitated not, to uingle!
Poor, bimiple, yoiunug mani! his soul had not yet
'owe to believe that wealth, statioi. ud the
ionor. of the world can sanctiry sin and hollow
in aut unguarded hour lie had been lured into
" don'of anieves," by a man of good statidinig
a soCiely-ti.e importer from whoom he pur.
hase-I many of his goods, and who held his
otes in payment of them.
He had hazatrded a few dollars, though his
oisucience smote him all the while.. He won;
e was in the hands of those whao were expe
e -.t o nf mipectin
?led with the fruits aof his unlhaltu-wed gain%.m
infiated bv the aibition to become suddenly
cl, lie went again. and again lie won.
The deil lured him ot. With a firm resolu
e1n to ab.umdn these visits when he should have
dded the guinis off one more nigt to his pre
ious tccumuailaii'oil, he went a Inird time, i lie
ucceeded on this occasion as he tuad ilni tle two
revions nights. he suaculd be able to pay the
11y note lue owed. The prospect of treviig
ii.elf entirely troi debt, ..uitdeuly and Witl
ut l.bor. tempied him to engg. once more in
lie exciting g.tae.
But the gamblers had permitted hiun to run
-e whole length of his roje. On the third
ighr lie. hlsa--lost a lie had before won!
all Ilii fine tiacies were thus dawlied to the
runtd. But lte hope of fhicig him-elf from
ebt, iad. taken strong huid tof his imaginatiotn,
td ie ciould not so ea-ily resign it.
Again ne went, tru.tiing hat the chantces of
it- game would ag.,in avir him-aaiu anid
**iui he wet, till aill is available mteans were
aeriiced. Taic gamblers adrouitly permitted hitm
ii win a few dollars occasuially, anud thus hris
opes were ke-pt buoyaunt.
All were g~e but uhe passion if gaminag hid
p.ined intensely as his wordly goods had melhed
Uneasily lie strolled among the gambling tat
ales, niow pau-ing to) glancte ant itnatat at the
ame, atnd tieni hurrying niervously on again.
Hie had two hundred dollars in his pocket end
-humiliating retlectioni !-it had beetn giveni by
als wife. 11i- must be careful of it; lie could
ope foar nio tulore.
As he paced the gaily thronged hall he dts
-.vered the dark-lookinag stranlger. who hiatd con
rrnnted himo ait the enitranace of the sahooni, alone,
at ine of the marble tables.
The eve of~ the dark beinig suddenly reeted
harply upipon him. It was a dark, deepily, ex
presnive- blue eye-it aeemned noit unitatuiliar to
hint. The ghmee-.-hs knuew hot whl---riveted
him to the .pot, atid ime sto'ad tremulously gazitg
tt the straunger.
The complexioni of the mysterious persnaige
W.,aa de~cidedly whuiie. Hi< beard, jet black, en
tirely covered the sides and lower part of the
ace, eveni to the cothur ot' the muauahl. It Wits
very lona anid enrled gracefully down over the
chin. Over his he.ud tie wore a citp, from be
netth wnich, long, blauck, glussy curl, fitated
dowtn over his coat Lollar, lo .statute tne was
below the meudiuta size.
" Play ?" said the s.traniger, in a low, guttural
voice, not u nuiuled with softntewas.
Robert Wilson invol untatrily seated himsel
oppoisite the dark beiunar.
With htis glove hand the stranger pIlaced a fifty
dollar bill on thae ltble.
-Highest 'ins," said he luiconically, as he
pushed the dice-box over to Ruobert.
Tauis was certatinly an irregulair game. and atn
irreguluar met hod ot proceediung-but it wats sim
ple, antd ini thais respect was preferable to hint
so lie placed a corresponidinlg amount by thet
side of it.
Robert shook the dice, and cast them -upon
"'Twelve," said the stranger, as he shook ulj
the box and matde his throw.
U gighuteeni," conitinued he, sweeping stake
from thei table.
"mattnxt throw Sobert won. The s'ake wal
dobl; ;lhe wron again. Maddened by excite
ment he place'd all tlhe rney he haid eut the ta
ble. The dark-vuisauged strainger, withaojt moy
inug a-muscle of his ,ty,',, envered ,it.
At onis fell swodyi $$bbe't was penni~ei
.Rising from the table in a pargaum .of disait
pointmen', he was about to rugt froiy the ee,!
I ta " said the stranager.
" I have not a dollar," replied Sob,,rt, 141
" Your watehi."
- No," replied Robert, fiy" it isdmy wife's.
" Your luck will change, again."
The younir man hesitated.
5- tdnre to change," onitiued the stranger.
With a desaperatte effort,:Robert drew th
watch' frauis his pocket.
a8.vmante-4vsa dlplars" staid he. tremnionsh
d The stranger placed the amount on the table.
.0 The dice deecended--.Rot.ert won !
it For several succeasive throws lie won, but
f staking all, again he was onpe more peniailess.
The watch was put down again.it was lost !
.t Robert was in despair.
a "You have a wife T" said the stranger.
"I have-God Forgive tue I" replieo the ruin
ed husband, Irr a burs or bitterness.
" or course, you love her not, or you would
not be here" 'continued the stranger, carelessly.
1"I do lov-- her-s I love my own soul !" ex
claimed Robert. pterplexed by. the singular turn
the converftation had taken.
The character of the professional gambler
was too well known to him, not to suspect that i
the dark stranger had some object in view in i
these inquiries. Those fearless tales of gami
blers who have staked money against the honor j
of a wife, flashed across his mind. and he shud. h
dered to think how near he stooid to the fatal
precipice, which might hurl him, in his madness,
into deeper dishonor.
" You would have her know what you have f
done?" aid the stranger cImly. p
"Not for the wor'd "
"Then play agiin; your chance is good." a
I have not a shilling." L
" I will lend you." a
"On what security " asked Robert, trembling
for the answer.. tc
Mortgage ma your stock of goods." a
"Y1.u know me, then 1" c
"No; you are a shop-keeper." h
" I will." 3
The stranger tlirew him three hundred dollars. w
In ten minuies it was all l.,st !
"Thie mortgaige," said ithe the dark being. g
*Can we m-ke it here ?" said Robert, over.
whelmes with anguiph. . ni
"No; I will go to vaaur house." a
" nip8ssible I not tor the world." D
"But I will!" vaid the stranger, sternly. ur
"By Hea en, you shall not!"
" Hist,! you shall be exposed." o,
Rotbert was obliged to consent, and horns al
down by the terrible auony thsat preyed upon
him, he conducted hi. Mysterious compaiion to at
his otice happy home. The clock struck eleven ge
as they entered. 1c
"Your wife is not at home," said the stranger. W
Robert was surprised to find .that Angely was mi
not in her accustowed seat by the fire. Full of th
painful misgivings, why, he knew. not, he has
tened to her apartment 1o see if -hte had retired ;
there was no traces.of her to be discovered. tec
Returning to the silting-room, he found the
asranee ganibler seated by the fire. intently 10
poring over the pages of a book he had taken mji
fromi the centre-table. wh
" Left you, I should say,; women are so tame," sul
replied the stranger, sternly. . tIH
"Left uiel no!" exclaimed Robert, casting ir
himself -into a chair, and' venting deep groans,
the angui h of his soul. thi
."The portgage," continued the stranger, we
I will write it in my room," replied the in
young man, leavi4g apartment. eo
Wi in aw the choured in t a
a biank mortga ro wil"princmu i
ed to till it out.. The task completed, he u n
to the sitting-room.
As he opened the door, he started bac with 8
astonishment kt beolding Angely seat,-d by the ma
grate, reading the last number of Hairper! he
* Why. Robert, I did not know you had got do
home," said she, risinga and placing a chair be- the
fore the fire where his slippers lay, ready for him
to put hi-s feet ito. lil
The dark straiger was not there. h Li
"What is the matter with you, Ro1bert, h.ow .e
strangely vou alpear," cotti.ued his wife. In
"Do i!" and Robert itaried and looked round an,
him in wil.anitzement. Where was the sirangei? al
-I did not know you were here, Angely," go
stammered he. miL
" I htave been out awhile, this evening but at
came in just as the lock sirnek elrv n "
"bo did I." tnswered he, more conf-used than Ye
before. '-Wher in ir - the gemienan the
who came home with me?"
"'I have tnot seen any gentleman~."
" I came in at eteveti wih--"
' Wha~t time i, it now. Robert P' ab
The watch-his wife's wnt#gh-it was gone!.
-"Your watch-I left--" isea
" I have it ; it is half-past eleven," said An
gely, taking the watch from her pocke.
-- What is the maatter with you, Roberti you wI
are crazy, I should say.
" The watch"-Robert pau-sed. l1t
" Welt," said Anigely, beginning to wear a ha
mvaterious, mi-chievous look, " how goes your ha
-Badly. may dear," replied Robert, with a look
- Whatt paper have you in your hand!?"
- Nothing-that is-I will put it in my aeere- ra
tiry," arnd he left the room to get the ugly doco- e
menti out of the wiay. C
He was not absent, more than five minutes, iu
but when, he retu~ned ilhe dark stranger of the
gambling hell sat at the fire.
Robhert, began to think he was dealing with
" The mortgage," said the aranger, in his low,M
deep tones. a
SWho are you, siri man or devil-who are ai
you ?" exclaimed the bewildered young man, w
rushinit toward the dark form. at
But befo're he could reach it, the form shook d,
off the cloak, atid the whisks-s and the wig, and
his Wife stood before him !
The spell was dissolved. He understood it all. o,
" Are you cured. Robert," weiid she, snilitig i
wnischievpusiy. Atid theni using the deep' tones
of t he dark strange'r, she contiinued : " You have t1
a wife; of contri-, you lotve her not, or you al
w..nld nout be here. Ah, Robert, that alone
aved you ; yout e~onfessed your love even in t
your gamablinig hell. in m::kiteg haste to he rteh, a
you have been led astray. But I forgive you,
H,.bert," and the getntle-hearted wife twined her
arms around his tteck. aid kissed his cheek. 'A
" Always foirgiving as the spirit of mercy.- o
'I do not deserve y..ur forgiventes., Angety." bi
TNE NEGROF.s IN Tlt NoRn.--The ve LI
York Express hia the following sensible re.
marks :-As a People, we of the North are.
more prejudiced agatinst the negro thatn are
the white men inhabiting all the slave Atates ti
I of the land. We neither like their looks nor.
'their odor. We only tolerate themi in polish. i
ing our boots atnd faces, ini running of er
rands-curling ol hair, cleaning clothes, a
scrubbhing, atid in all of the muost menial oc
- cup tionis. This is nor phuilanthropay in prac
ties, wile we hotwi about the negro's
w.riongs, and shriek for a freedom which we
pnage lby our own acts more galling than thet
ivors pssibae sleyery. The ntegro of the .
-Nar'th 'sduo r aeaR s~e a freeman, and if a
.hehasa a api 'a Ie e et he .pust reel
this to be tiue. The preTjudMie.5 aga~ntt a
.him, and this on the part of professed Fien4s
especially. make him feel tat distance of a
caste and color which Is the line of separa
tion. He encounters it wherever he goes,
* and to an extent whic~h weighs and oppress- ;
es just in proportion as he .bas syifjt agt ig
tellect to fe IAho contempt,
Let's - i-coal 84
'm layii - *Yes, I0.
niud no- - - -met a
vhet'llia. :.'- t'tlher
vay, thi - ne, or I "]
iverthe. - - - sfell in- ed
o the now-- tic
uess it - e young to
118n VeE - .1 Well, I tic
an't he - ir whose mi
uilt 'i . Ia It ha
iy wif - j it the he
Pheelbi., -fault- an
Viho is family I
il poo - 't own fob
Im an - . ntance. ho
ve had - ars, and tie
ways ' - irting his ha:
elingv. - - nor's io- al
inn 1 1 -a
Some drunk, upi
rid abt i ed to be est
izzi . no time ted
go. - - - - she used liti,
I put - -J kiss me, issi
id c When I are
Iames e out of beg
ire e "Bill, soi
>u di - Cier you; "h
re - .ihout let-.
' th. leg, she's dut
tS a trood bill, lin
ither -- - - - 't pass- for
tave* ' drunk. Sot
111n ' -ast Sat. Can
day ink. cha
,tz - tmes i'm of
all - ty much fore
over. - -cket, out mer
te..* a outra- con
nsli - --en she's of I
judt - rself. I ry
mdler clothes; as
y h ,3 fault's E
it - - ys- avoi
Sw..'. . ntoxica. te
I now e. . ecellar. The
ere'! -on't get time
de: ; .?, one of settl
C 0;,.,.expect, h.ve
en I-- t foanew mosl
I 5,.''. t A1ev day, tion
I -'- per mill. mon
he I've bad the .
sh~j-I - . ajd it lien
n't People the ]
ht t - .'. for l' We
oly o.i ugh my infu
thes - e. dpe
, or- I.: v stout, and
it is. - at as a than
tei pox. My Soul
,t hat has be 6 guard fAr a in- snee
v pane that wt, %out t'tIther mgriing at and
invitation of a brickbat. It's gettin' we I
i down here; wonder if I ain't able lo Stat
nh. If I had a drink I could think better. init
t's see; I ,ln't got three cents; if I was sou
a tavern .1 eould sponge one. Whenever T
rbody treats and says "come fellers." I next
ays think my name's " fellers," and I've the
: too good manners to refuse. Well, I grot
st leave this, or they'll ar'est me for an eriai
enipt at burglary. I ain't come to that acti,
. Anvhow it was the wheelbarrow did no I
harm-not ie. in s
TRIAL FOR 51EPING IN MEETING,.s
Jstice Wilson. What do you know that
ut John Wadeigh's sleeping in im'eeting ? ther
Wness. know all about it; taint n w
~ret- to lI
I. Then tell us all ablout it; that just dIre
at we want to knoiW-.a
W. [scratching his head.] Well, the loa
g antd short of it is John Wadleigh is a snr
r- working n an ; that is, he workantighty his
rd doing nothing, and that's the hardest thetl
rk that is donie. It will make a feller thei
ep' quicker than poppy leaves. So, iti,
Lds to reason that Wadleigh would nato- try
ly be a very sleepy Sort of a person.
elI, the wveather is sometimes naturally sari
niderabile warm, and Parson Moody's ser'-la
in is heavy-like - met
J. Stop, stop! No reflecti'ons on Parson
nody ; that's not what you were called for. can
W. I d-'n't 'cast ino refleetions on Parson ls
nody. I was only telling what I knew dea
sont Johnt Wadleighi's sleeping in meeting;
id it's may ospinion, especially in warnm cot
aher, that sarmoins that are heavy-like, o
id two nouars long, naturally bave. a ten-.
J. Step, stop! I say. If' you repeat any mne
these retlections on Parsotn Moody again, thta
I conuit you for contempt of e'urt! div
W. I don't'cast no reflections on Parsonsa
osidy ; I was onuly telliing what I knew
nut Johiuo Wadleigh's sleepIing iinimeetinig. lat
3. Well. go' on; and tell us all about Ca
at. You wceren't called here to testify d.
>out Parson Moondy.ke
W. Tlhat's what I'm trying to don, if-you ,v
old'nt keep putting me out. And it's tny for
pinion iin w arm weather, folks is considera- g
I apt to sleep ins meeting. 'specially when te
te sarmim-l mean,' 'specially when they Iv
c pretty tired. I know I find it pretty .ii
rd work to get by seventhly and eighthly .'II
Sthe sarmon mnyself'; but if L once get f,
le, I genierally get into a kind of waig h
aiti agamn, and make out to weather it. But
isn't so with Wadleigh. I've generally
oticed if he begitns to gape at ueventihly.
nl eighthly, it's a gone goose with him
efore he gets through tenthtly, anid he has
t to lo'ok out for another prop for his head
umewhere, stiff- enough to hold it up. And
-em tenthly to sixteenthly lie's as dead as a
oor nail, till the amen brings the people uf
Sprayer "and Wadleigh comes up with a C
rk, just like openaing a jack-knife. i
A man was ojnce arrested by a farmer for nn
tealing duks- The farmer said. he should th
saw them anywhere, anmi went on to e- tel
cribe the peculiarity. " Why," said the wi
nonsel for ths prisoner, .." they can't be wi
ueh rare breed-I gasve some like then) in tal
ra yard." *" T.-at's g.ery .Ii l~y, sir," said N
he fanmer ; " they ar's uat thg golg ducks [f
have bad~ stolen latelf." '' p1
Ax AwKWARD MISTAKE.--A gentlemai
om Virginia, hearing that a friend of hi
11m Orange county, in the Old Dominion
as in Washington on delicate business
imely, a runaway natripnonial match-a
ice sought him out, and volqnterred hii
rvices to assist in the important cerem%
ias; an office which, to say the' least, wal
licative of solicitous kindness. It ap.
ared, however, on ioquiry, that it .was nol
friend who has to be married, but the
erseer of the gentleman temporaily in the
itropolis,. But, as he had evinced so
ich interest in the contemplated hymenial
)eeedings, he was entrusted with the busi.
as of procuring a minister. Accordingly,
hurried off for that purpose, and, making
luiry on the way, he was directed to a
tely residence, and was met at the door,
response to the bell ringing, by a more
in ordinarily well-d'ressed male servant.
s the minister within !" hurredly Aske4 hp
>omsman, (we suppose he was acting this
portant character.) " He is," replied the
vant.- " Then I must see him instantly,"
itinued the interrogator. 'Your name,
"Never mind that; I must see the
sister without delay; my business is of
h a character that I have no time to wait
cerenony." So the gentleman was invi.
into the parlor, when the minister enter.
making a profound bow to his vititor.
re you a miniister I" he inquired. " I am,
!" "Then I wisht to engage your ser.
is. I want you to go with me to the
erican hotel; you understand-a couple
n Virginia are there in waiting, and your
sence is requited to make their happiness
iplete." "You %ant me to he present asa
less." No, Sir, I have called upon you
ie the knot; to marry them-to pro
nce them man and wife." " I never did
: a thiig in ny lire; I am the niimiter
i Fraice; not a minister of the gospel!"
groomsman apologized, as well as he
Id, under the circmstances'-said some
g about wrong infornalion having been
n to him, and, stumbling over a chair,
uated the premises in double-quick time;
foreign minister, with a bewildered look,
ing at his extraordinary pedestrian per.
nuces. There was " von leetle meesteek."
GREAT CoUNTR FOR A LAZU MAX.
HeBean, in his lecture on Nicaragua,
londay night, drew a picture of what
I be doie in that- country by 'a man
was not disposed to waste much time
bor, and yet wighed to live independent,
Goveramnent gave him two hundied and
acres of land, and the'first necessity
a house. This want wkis quicklyoup.
Sin ablundance around, A
ver with mud. The roof was then thatch
ith grass, and the bonse was thus coni
td. Little or no furniture was needed,
mnock answering all purposes of a bed
seat, and almost any kind of earthen
vis weould answer to cook in.
le next care was to plant about a dozen
ma or plantain trees, which needed no
ir care, and about fifty yards of land
ild be hilled and planted inl yams, wbhil,
operly placea, would yield enor:lously.
Cm101s!1) frijele and ima beaus woqld
v with the yama, as well as a variety of
r vegetaiales, and the natis rpita f the
stry were almost all indigepous. T h
tains andyamns would yield mor
gh-for the subsi-tence of an ept re
iy, and garge of v~ery variety coasd'i
:alnmosi tiria the door oif the hous. 'The
nte was such ps to render |jtiIp or no0
hing absolutely necesgry, and thus, with
muonth's labor, a map an. fix himself comn
ably for a yesr. IEn't that the country
a inzy man ---N. O. Pic.
)VERDoING TH B TH[ING.-There was once
lethodist preacher traveling in the suim
-.There had been a protracted drought,
earth was piarched and dry, aad vegeta
Swilted. At night, our Methodist frieaad
ped ini front of' a house which beloniged
i widow lady, and asked permission~f to
y all night. The old lady told him breasi
s scarce, anid that coran was still ni're
re, and that she did not knowv whether
could spare enough to feed him aand his
se. The traveler answered that he was
inister, and ii she would 'jllowv him to
y all night he would-'pray for rain. LEpjon
i sbe consented, sq (liat iglit and the
it aornai'g the minjster put- Ap long gud
wet prayers for rain, and agamn went on
way rejicia!g Th'e' rgbn after he left
re canw uip a treg~idpeop storma. The
l 1dy on getting up je tpe amoraning, found
-garden fieoded, hepr fenices swept away,
-plaqtationi washed ia gullies, while ruin
1 dhyadt'ion stared her in the taco.
rinig to one who was standing by, she
d:" Plagne take these Methodist preachers
&always nv -rdo the thing. I was afraid
this night before last when. that felloff
pt i.raying so loud!I
IMeORANTr IF Taus.--.Tits 14ondoi
araing Chronaicle annaounpet an iniportant
covery. It is stated that a great expers
nt~twas recently tried at Vincennes, intthe
~sence of Geni. Lahitte and the officers of
fort. The secret of comnpreesinug and
vering electric'ity is at length Nq'overed
the sole motive powver heniceforward :-- h
d. A small mortar was gired by the in
ntor at the rate of a hundred shots a min
3, without flashing, smoke or noise. The
me power cain, i' seems, he adapted t
ry systemn of mechanical invention, an~
detineal entirelv to supersede steamn, re
irng neither machinery nor combustion
vssel propelled by this power is si'
imj the water like a bird, and to fear ni
rm nor buricane. The inventof ha'd
adv petitioned for a line of steamers enry
'Olent j/ Nrorfolk, In te UJ~iited State.
ich pessge he promiases Sq gggish ir
ht ana pry hours!"
TH3 happiqgs'period of a man's life 1.
en he has a prgtty little wife, one beanti
I child,- more g~ady .cash than ase'wel
iwa what to do irill, a good leonscienudd
ad s. not .e in 4ubt far his newsaaner,
FFIC. LAFAYETTE KANSAS EIONArIoN fr
ICIETT, LAFAYaTTE COUNTY, Mo., March frl
25, 1856. w
>the people of the Southern-States ns
On the undersigned, Managers of the or
aafayette F!pigration Society," has devolv. se
-the important duty of tuilling the atten. .lf
n of the people of the slave.holdng States, InI
the absolute necessity of immediate ac. pt
n on their part, in relation the settle- hil
4)t of Kansas Territory. 'II5 crisis is at Oav
ud. Prompt and decisive measpres rpust ml
adapted, or faruwell to Southern rights "
I independence. pri
Thbe western countries of Missouri have, ne
the last two years, been heavily taxed he
h in money and time, in fighting the bat- 1ri
of the South. Lafayette county alone, ma
expended more than $100,000 in money, "
I as much, or more, in time. Up to this thE
e, the border dRunties of Missouri have *I
ild and maintained the rights and inter. gr<
i of the south, in this struggle, unassis. i"|
, and not unsuccessfully. But the Aho. ser
mists, stakiag their all upon the Kansas co
e, and heitasting at no means, fair or foul, sir.
moving heaven and earth to render that mi
utiful Territory not only a " Free State," ule
talled, but a (ten of negro thievei and for
gher law" incendiaries. ted
lissouri, we feel confident, has done her ed,
r, and will still be found ready and wil. " A
to do all she call, fairly and honorably, sir.
the maintainance of the integrity of the .vtc
th. But the time has come when she Ami
no longer stand up, single-hand, the lone1 fror
inpion of the South, .gainst mnyrnidons prel
he entire North. It requires no great Coi
sight to perceive that if the "higher law" wit'
succeed in this crusade, it will be but the to I
nencement of a war upon the institutions lOu
he South, which will continue until slave- sue
al cease to exist in any of the States, or fron
Union is dissolved. The
ow, then, shall these impending evils he coul
ded t The answer is obviotis. Settle thin
rerritory with emigrants from the South. give
population of the Territory, at this ev8i
,is about equal ; as many pro.slavery the
era as Abolitionists; but the fanatics .atari
emissaries in all the Free States-iin al- fon
every village-and by misrepresenta. A
and falsehood, de engaged in collecting Dr.
?y aidenlisling men to tyranize over
lIouth. is ii in the nature of Southern "
to submit without resistance, to look to cou
iorth for their laws anld institutions I
Jo not believe it! If, then, the South is iall
maed by a spirit. of self respect and i t e
dence, let societies be formed to assisty
rndThose wb.. an Ant emigrate. as,
we can induce more people to easgrate,
we are able to Aupport. If the whole gd o
h would adopt this system, we would ed v
ved; Kansas would be a Slave State, P
the slavery agitation would cease. If R ha
oermit the North to make an Abolition and
3 of Kansas, the whole Soth must sub vess
:o be governed by the North. Will the ,
:h help us? balm
he great struggle will come off at the fmrd
electio n, in October, 1156, and unless shon
South can at that time maintaim her .
nd, all "ill be lost. We repeat it, the T
s has arrived. The 'iine has come for
in-bold, determined action-words will Ih
anger do any good-we must have igePn
.asas; and that too lby tells of thon-il
Is. A few will not answer. If we
Id nee~d tenJ thm.nn. iand lack one of
number, till will counit nlothinig. Let al,'so
I, who can cnome, do so at once. i'hosecli
,cannot comie, must give their imaney clotI
elp others to conie. There are huln.
I of thousand of broad acres of riech fort
I, worth from 85 to $20 per aere, open for
etdlemenit anid pre-emplttionl, $1 25 tier
., Let, then, the farmer come and bring (
slaves with him.-There are now one a
isand slaves in Kansas, whose presence mei
e strengthens o ause. Shall we al- the
these rich lands ud this beautiful coon- io;
to be overrun by our Aholition enemies I g
know of a surety that they have emis- to
es and spies in almost every town, vil- st
,and city in the South, watching our wa
ements, and tamperinag with our slaves- sea
us, then, h~e vigihi~nt anid active in the shet
se ; we must maintai our ground. The hr
Sof Kansas to the e8uuthi, will be the a ni
t knell of our dear Union. .sta
issnuri has done notbly, thus far, in over- thi
iing the thousands who have beeni sentne
ly Ahbolitan Aid Societies; we canniot .e
d out much longer, unless the whlet his
th will comie to the rescue. We need thie
mi; we nieed money ; send us bocth, and Iold
tquickly. Do not de.lny ; come as in. he:
iduals, come in companies, comie by thou- her
Jar hearts have been made glad by the Ti
Sarrival oif large compianies fromaa Souqth sa
rlina and Alabamia. Trhey hiave rain- th
I roimptly to our call for help.-T'Ihe ni.- of
Ba ford is already enideared to our hearts ; ke
love him, we will fight for hlhp, and die
himt and his comlpanh(Ior. Who will fol
r his examnple i We"'tell you now, and M
you frankty, that poless' vou come quick- dii
atad come by thoosands, we are gonie.
e elections qnce lost, are, lost forever.i
en fareawell to oar Southern cause, and t~h
ewvell to aJur glorious Union. We repeat
I cry, " come over and hep us." as
Wa. H. RUSSE LL, e
MARTIlN SLAUGHTER, w
0. ANDERSON, ut
EDWARD WINSOR, e
NATHAN CORDER, i
WM. SHIELDS. -q
AN AXPna APOLOY.-A gentleman was sk
Led upon to apiologize fair words uttered sti
wine. "1I beg pardon," said' he, " I didl re
t mean to say what I did ; baot - I've had 'L
niisfortune to loass some of my fr'ant-w
~th, and words get . every now and then e;
thout my knowledge. He was going on,
en a friend pulled him down by the coatI
1, saying, "Don't say one woard more. wl
ver was there a more perfect apology. fa
ou add another word, you'll spoil It corn- kr
tely." . . -
I Tsp VrroniR-The man who ise
s to know everything,. tell all, he know ,;amnda al
guess at the rest. to- niiake oath td his e]iO>j
good character, .estalilis* the reputation!if.
his neighbots, and elect Al candidesset.
..fce; to-blow apeerybodyuimit everybody,
apd p vr914e M~g J i
gf other, and ijat.- ;~epjte~ph ~ ~ ~~
stone, " Here he ies hi last R
is a loconitive running on the'tri A
he notoriety; his'lever is is pen,
is filled with ink, hil i . Visa#sa
and his driving wheel is. ptabji opn"..e
whenever he explodes A.* caqse4. lyi
non-payment of subscriprios, ise
pected to work for notbing and boart4
self-and if he is unfortunatev ni
have a family, he will either have to rIunltIE - 42
debt for their support, or take lodgijpid
the almshouse. I'oor fello~w he is nobi1
-nothing but an editor.
aES saoxz OBJacT "i
rpan,.rch or poor, ought takave mome ab
sorldn purpose, some active oosgMOeint
whjphbill main energies aridevoted.
enjoyipent htt 4qty, daily duty, musbel t -
aim Qf ph'life. No man has a right to 1iW
upon this (ir earti tareathe its-air, to eo
sunie its fq64, to enjoy it beauties, prodige
ing nothing in aptu'rn. Re' lias no rihta
enjoy the blesqings of civilisation,ase -
and of civil liberty, yitoi 0iie ar
nest and self-deqying j fAv
to the welfare of ia . eU
man can be truly religio,s 1o .m
ification, as distinct frau self-enyine eer
tion, the great object of life, ind th Idler,*
puts pleasure exactly ip f:e place of duty.
CONCERNnG Eove.-At breakfast obi
morning, in a quiet and comfortable ord;1 anr- t
a foreigner made quick dispatch with kh #t
eggs. Thrusting his spoon into the midd
be drew out the yol devoured it, and Pa
on to the next. W nlhe hadgotto hisuev*
enth egg, an old farmer, who had ilre.dy
been prejudiced agaiqat 14onuieur by. his'M1s
tarhios, could bear the og ,o.
longer, and speaking q ip.1ai4,9 -
you leave all the white) How is MMe -
wood to afford to provide' breaklj
rate 1" "VV," replied -the. outside. bar~plan
you wouldn't bab me satIe vite ! . DY
"the shicben ; do vYe de fedders. Am tf
make von bolster of my belly I" Thefar '
er was dumbfoudere.
Riorm Nona,= oF DET.-A so A er o'"
duty at the palace of the Epperor
Petersburg, which was burnt a few .e
ago, was station and had been to
el, and returning, he was bapq F T
try. who musit, in a ey Ag . pore 911,19
suffcated. "What do yqq wpp"err
the priest; " save 3 ourseif, or you will 10
lo't " I can't leave," seplied th sentry,
because I am unrelieved, but I called tq
you to give me your blessing before I die.'!
The priest blessed him, and the soldier d,ie
at his po?t
Lgpul ga.-LaUg on, a!I gerar mim4
the eensgre of pmes. Jog a ne of the
Grea j 'R414ces qf "ei p braces thq
ncrvep, sn1e~ the psarq dance to pleasant'
muip, and the yery soul ring again witk
armonion's sounds. It is the delight of tho
gnf, maes sunshine when there would la
ill shadow and glom, promnot 'oesti
happiness, drives awvay sorrow, an~
the mind for -the exigencies of tile fgre; 5a
laugh on, buot laugh discreetly, and in' de
season. Exuberant mirth does notbecom
any one. .- ,
A Dowx cast papoagives the-MaiRRg
quor Law a thrust afer the following fashion ,
A friend of obrm had arrived labe at a ho. .:.:
tel, and asked for some spirits.
"Stranger,' said the landlord, F' 0o foti
get, I ;uest you are in the Stae of lialne.
ife'vg lig spirits here, bugt ye hv soome tar-.
' Telopd y e peqe to,- brought
and tasted. ' ernq5g eggs half-whiskeZ
and hialf water.
' " This is ra er pyserful lemonade," sai4
"1 hy, yg, it Is," said the landlord, "bu -
voq see bl~ranger, the weather is hot, and to
Ieep ppr lemoniade we are often obligea t4
mnike'it cruel strongt."
Doctor.' maid an old lady the ether day tq~
her family playcician, kin you tell mue hogat.~,
is that some folks is born dumab !
'Why, hem! why certainly, wamanrepli4
the diactor ; it's owing tg the~ Fact that they
come into the worltd t refwer o.f
'La, me!i repmarle4 the old lady,!t now jt -
see wijst it'iso flave'a phyme edication; ;'
,, o4 myold mag gienre'n a hundred
thiat ar'sauge thj, endi all I go i e
A looker ow at a gambling-table, ayn
observed one player very groalchlr
another to.k the " pigen" asidg 4n l8
*'.Good heavens" r'hve you not beew
how villainously that man 'h 1
The other smilingly answ e-.
" Pray don't he l"eistconosen'
about thiat;t I inter" to ~ pokii
oon as he has 4wen ~inyi..
Loi y 1'idea ofngsto.
is rich. "'fj fe," sai4 hie, speakia Y''
aw'htr6Iadl orien befr'endd 'ob
Ieji thsanked, " is like lo i.'4en
pating acorns, which never tht'k j 4l s
n; qp to see where they cotefupr. -
I man'japoptly9or t~
ng toid l y n u
T late I'gislat
.anew libel, law. T'he,1
reter the tiaieMt
asia b* no .t*felbl -