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BX ANNABEL. LEE.
"I h?ve a sister-in-law," explained
my self-constituted guardian, "who
resides in A--. I am not certaiu
about tho house, brit I suppose I can
find it without much trotible. I will
toko you there with me, where you
can lie pleasantly situated, until your
friends come." The very absurdity
of the proposition aroused me some?
what from my fear-almost mode me
"It is impossible," I emphatically
pronounced; "I do not know your
sister; never heard of her before, and
of course would never think of in?
truding upoif a stranger."
"So you have forgotten-would
choose for yourself," waa his rejoin?
der, and the terrible flash of his oye.
and his excited manner, warned mo
that it was dangerous to contradict
his mood. Hero I was in a perfectly
defenceless position, and liable at any
moment, if I was not conciliatory, to
be murdered in cold blood, or preci?
pitated headlong into empty space.
I immediately saw how injudicious
was my rash speech, and endeavored
to rectify it.
"Do you live in A-," I asked
gently, wanting to say something,
and feeling at a loss. But the ovil
spirit was not so easily exorcised, for
the yoting man merely saying, "No,"
relapsed into a profound silence.
"How it rains!" was my next ejacu?
lation. A remark which my com?
panion evidently considered apropos
ole riqn, and took no notice of what?
ever. With a quivering hand, I took
up my book and pretended to road,
being all the while aware that ho
never, for a moment, relaxed his
watchful surveillance. On a sudden,
ns if touched by a secret spring, his
tongue found utterance.
"So it is settled you aro to go with
me to my sister's, Miss Montague.
I carr bring his heart there."
"Mis3 Montague!" ff exclaimed,
verily confounded at tho name, and
completely mystified at his last
wo?ds-"Miss Montague! You are
mistaken, I am not Miss Montague."
_ Ho has been taking me for somebody
Jpelse, I cogitated, feeling infinitely
relieved; some friend ho has not met
recently, I suppose. This aocounts
for his singular conduct in some mea?
"What is the use of trying to keep
incog," wore the next words to reach
me. "You may deceive tho rest of
the world, but you cannot deceivo
mo. I know you the moment I en?
tered tho door. I would k?ow you
in tho wilds of Africa. Do you
think I could so readily forget tho
past? I have not, like you, quaffed
of tho waters of Lothe. If every?
thing oise could pass from my mind,
do you think tho incidents of that
fatal night would not still dwell in
my memory? What power would
"Indeed," I hero interrupted, his
vague words creating bewilderment
and consternation, "yon speak in
enigmas to me. You are mistaken iu
thc person; much mistaken. I have
no idea who Miss Montague may bo,
for I never heard of hor before; but
of my own identity I ought to be ca
pablo of speaking, and I am verily
certain I am not Miss Montagne."
? "Oh ! of course not," said the
young man, with scornful irony, "I
am a fool; I am an idiot; why did
you look at me, then, and turn pahi
at tho recognition? Why did you
shudder, when I approached you?
Of course, though yo" aro not Miss
Montague, do you fancy there is a
scaffold in waiting for her, some
? wheije,- that you reject the name-it
is a pretty enough one, I am sure,
t'erhaps you will also deny that your
initials are A. C. M?"
"No, I don't deny that; it is true.
Those aro tho initials of my name,
Alice Ciarte Morgan, though I am at
a loss to discover how you, who are a
stranger, should happen to know
"Ha! lia!" ho shrieked, with a de?
moniacal laugh, looking as I imagine
Conds must look, aud wildly tossing
Iiis arms about his head, "ha! ha!
Listen, ye gods! Stranger? ! Strangers
to each other, when wo stood toge?
ther, iu the pale moonlight, over that
dead body, and watched the red blood
streaming on the ground from the
ghastly wounds. Was it not a sick?
ening sight? You defied me then
.ive, you scorned me, but I registered
a vow, and I will perform it, to avenge
that cold body, to follow you to the
uttermost parts of tho earth; to dog
your footsteps, and make your own
life expiate the crime. You thought
?ou had safely eluded me! ha! ha!
ad escaped your just retribution.
But know now you cannot do it. My
reveilgo shall be complete; not only
you,'but he, he shall suffer. I shall
drink the sweet draught of revenge,
and let you drain the cup of bitter?
ness to the last dregs-tho very last
Perhaps you would hko to know the
programme? Ha! ha! you ought to
lie interested; you ought to figure as
one of the dramatis personae, you
know. Therefore, I don't mind giv?
ing yo# my confidence. First, I
shall bring you your lover's heart
do you hear, Alicia?-your lover'8
heart, on a silver waiter. It shall bc
warm and panting, with the rich
blood, that blood so precious to you,
pouring from the arteries, like it
came from that dead body in the
moonlight. You were ever a person
of fastidious laste, with a liking for
silver and qold, and all rich sights,
so this will bje a delicious feast for
your eyes.- I will gratify your fftucy
for once. It shall be a dish worthy
tho praises of an epicure. When you
have feasted, and surfeited, and tasted
tho delicate viand, I will cut ont your
perfidous heart and place it on the
silver dish, beside tho other. You
loved each other so well in lifo, why
should death divide yon? Ha! ha!
it would bo cruel. I could never do
I it. When the two hearts lie there
I together, then will bc my time for en?
joying a rare sight. My mission on
earth will then be fulfilled."
Hore ho paused in his horrible rav?
ings, but only for a moment; for al?
most instantly tho cunning and mali?
cious expression of his countenance
was intensified, if possible, and ap?
proaching nearer to mo, his malig?
nant eyes peering into r^io, hissed,
with compressed lips, these torrible
words into my ear:
4 'Would you like to sec tho instru?
ment which is to accomplish such
bloody deeds? It is worthy its call?
ing. Oh, it is a beauty-nover was
sharper steel! But it is no stranger
While ho was delivering himself of
those words, he thrust his hand into
ono of his pockets, and drew forth a
package, neatly done up in paper,
with an uuder-covering of oil silk.
Having carefully removed tho string
which tied it, a morocco caso or box
was displayed, with a small square
silver plato on thu top. On this plate
was distinctly visible the initials "A.
C. M." Ho contemplated the. box
with the most intense satisfaction,
seeming fairly to gloat over it with
inexpressible delight. Pointing tc
the plate with his finger, he directed
my attention to the initials.
"Soo there; I had them engraved
on this ^jox to remind me of inj
work, should my determination evci
falter. But tho precaution was anno
cessary; they aro already engraved ii
lines of fire and blood on my soul.'
Touching a spring, the case Hew
open, and within lay displayed to nvj
horrified vision, a murderous-looking
long-bladed knife. "If you do no'
remember that cold moonlight nigh
and the dead body, perhaps you wil
recognize this," ho screamed, witl
his maniac laugh; and with the word
ho caught me violently hy the arms
and held the knife before my eyes
Closer, closer, uutil thc cold stee
touched my cheek! A sickening sen
sation of horror and fright ovorpow
ered mc. For a timo-I know no
how long-I was insensible to tin
ravings and tho movements of nr
companion. It niust havo been onh
a momentary respite, for when tin
power of observation returned, hi
was shaking mo violently, with tin
knife firmly grasped in one hand, th
blade at my throat, while, with ?
threatening voice, he was wildly re
pcating, "Where is ho? Where i
tho villain? Tell mo-tell mc-oi?
"Ho is in C-," scarcely able t<
articulate, and not knowing what
said. The words were ntterod on th
spur of tho moment.
"Do you swear it?" he exclaimed
"Yes, I swear it," I answered, al
most dead with fright.
"Ha! ha! That is your style o
swearing. I'll teach vou mine;
don't manage it exactly liko otho
folks. Here, kiss this knife, in liet
of tho Bible-kiss it; it is a more ap
propriate thing for you, and repeu
the oath after me."
So I touched tho foul, pollute?
thing, all discolored with huma:
blood, as it was, to my lips, and rc
peated after him these horrible words
"I swear by God above, I swear I?
Heaven, by hell and the devil, by m
own soul and by my own damnation
that the man-he whom I love-is i
the city of CN-."
After this ceremony was compl?t?e
ho seemed to grow calm, and pr<
ceeded to place the knife carcfull
back in the case, regarding it th
while with a wistful, lingering loo!
as a lover docs the miniature of th
beloved object. I dared not move
was afraid even to breathe. For
time, he appeared to be oblivious c
my presence, but kept his hand o
thc knife, muttering to himself ince
li?rent expressions. Tiny grew nu >i
connected in a little while.
"You perceive it is not bright -i
does not glitter! Ha! ha! how coal
it? . It has nover been washed. JI
blood shall cleanse it. Thesodark spot
you see aro blood-dry and har
now-when I pulled-hush!-hush!
And ho looked around suspiciously
but seeing no one, resumed in a fe
minutes. "It shall stream again
shall gush over it, red and warm
tho timo will como." Apparently st
tisficd with the inspection, and tl
conclusion his ravings had reachet
the knife was placed moro securel;
and tho case shut with a loud sna]
"I'll oil you," was his cominea
"you are too noisy." Then tumiuj
with a suddennass which almo
startled mo out of my sonsos, 1
cried savagely, "So you were false
false to tho last-falso to me-false i
him. Did yon think I would ki
you, if you refused to betray hut
I had no idea of it; such a COUTI
would not have suited my purpose
J ie is to die first, aad then y UK. BI
tell mo"-aad here it would bc iaipo
siblo to convoy aa idea (if tho chaiif
-tho rapid aad marvellous change
which took place, not oaly ia tl
poor lunatic's appearaace, but ia h
whole manner, even to the tones i
his voice, as ho uttered these r
proachful words -"hut tell me, a
you utterly heartless? Can you look
me,i romombering my injuries, wit!
out biking reproach to yourself?
waa^-Jta*| before J know you
strong man-and What am I now?
A useless wreck. You have blasted
my hopoH, and blighted my every
prospect in life. Do yon feel no ro
morso-no sting of conscience-when
you behold meas I now am-a rubied
man-and compare mo with what I
ouce was? Look at my wasted form,
think of the wretched existence to
which I am, doomed, and then answer
mc, do you never regret your cruel
work? Oh, I loved you onco, and
how did you requite me? Alicia, you
doomed mo to suffer the torments of
His voice had become low, tender,
heart-rending in its passionate melan?
choly, and tho great tears trickled
slowly down his wasted checks. I
almost wept myself as I listened to
him. Ho was weak and harmless
ouough now-a child need not have
feared him. I qpuhl hardly believe
the evidence of my owu senses. Was
this feeble, weeping, imbecilo crea?
ture at my sido tho raving demon,
whose discordant shrieks still ring in
my ear-the same whose eye, the
moment before, had glittered with
thc fire of insanity-who had made
my blood curdle with horrible rav?
ings-who had held the knife to my
throat? And now what a mighty
change! If* the true Alicia could
have been present, and deserved pun?
ishment, in witnessing this interview
she would assuredly have been re?
warded according to lier merits. As
he sat there, mumbling incoherently
and idly, nervously playing with his
poor emaciated hands, I could but
revolve in my mind what terrible
crime or awful calamity had produced
such shocking results. But I was
too much excited in mind to indulge
in calm speculation. Tho crcaturo
was harmless enough now-shorn of
its terrors-but I dreaded und did not
know when to expect another display
of tragic genius. My mind was con?
stantly on the idert for the remainder
of the ride. The moments seemed
interminable. Would we never stop?
Was tho train going to the end of the
world? It seemed so, truly; for to
my feverish impatience, ages had
already elapsed-ages of horror
since 1 had sat there, in the presence
of that poor insane wretch. Fiend I
hod almost said, for his mission for
that day, at least, seemed to be ii spe?
cial Appointment from some evil
source to torment me. And yet no?
body would come. I sat there, cold
and shivering, for the terrible pitch
of excitement to which the events I
have endeavored to describe liad
wrought up my mind, had left it in a
pitiable state ?.f pathy and nervous?
ness. Did I not heartily wish I was
back hi G-? And did I not exe?
crate thc luck which had brought nie
away? I would never bike a solitary
journey again as long as the world
stood. No, not for the gold of "Or?
aras or of Ind." On that point, my
mind was settled. How long we sat
there-he by this time having re?
lapsed into deep revory, and I afraid
to disturb the awful silence-I do not
know. I will never know. Perhaps
only moments- perhaps hours. ]
should say years, if I judged by my
sensations. An intcrrupi >n came at
last. The door swung noisily open,
giving entrance to an old, white
haired man. It was the conductor.
Never was a man hailed with more
delight-nevin- did an adoring lover
greet the mistress ol* his heart with
such feelings of intense pleasure!
"Ho must not leave the coach again,"
I thought; and, to prevent such a
catastrophe, T overwhelmed tho old
gentleman with questions. To tin's
day, I'll vouch for it, he remembers
mo as the most loquacious of created
beings. You may depend I wt mid
have talked on until doomsday, with?
out one moment's intermission, in
preference to being left alone again
with that madman. Perhaps you may
think it a slight thing-you who are
quietly reading this sketch, and have,
never tried il-to be entertained with
a lively tcte-a-tclc in a railway ear by a
lunatic-having in the background,
byway of an agreeable excitement,
fis I lind, the delectable prospect ol'
having your throat cut, or being, on
the slightest provocation, hurled head?
long from the train. If any one
covets such an experience, or fancies
it may be enjoyable in its tendency,
I trust tiley may never bc put to tin
test of SUTII reality. For my own
j part, if I liad ever speculated on the
matter in former times (and I am sure
I never had,) the incidents of this
ride entirely satisfied my curiosity.
I gave the conductor no opportu?
nity to escape. If one question was
propounded to him, I toe! safe in
making the statement, a thousand
were. The majority of them con?
cerning A-. That litllo way-side
village of a thousand inhabitants, to
ijuilgo by tho interest manifested in
its affairs, was suddenly metamor?
phosed into one of the great empo?
riums of tho world. London, that
modern Babylon, dwindled into n
pigmy in importance compared to it!
What, pray, was London to me,
what all its wonderful places, what
its busy life, its thronged thorough?
fares, its magnificent structures and
mighty works of art, compared to
humble A-, where I would rid
myself of a presence which had al?
ready caused mo unspeakable suffer?
ing? We reached the place in the
course of time. Everything was
wretchedly gloomy- lowering clouds,
tho rain pouring unceasingly and
mud under foot; but Elysian fields
could not have been fairer to nu*. As
tlie train stopped at the depot, the
young man arose with alacrity, und
offered to assist me in carrying ont
my basket, carpet-bag, etc.
tt?mtma?mmmt i ! 'i ?a ?r . ri?
"You aro very kind," VL said ai?a
'bly, fOeling indeed greatly indebted
to him for sparing my life; "but,
there is no necessity for your ser?
vices, as this gentleman -will take care
of mc." He replied to this by
rudely snatching at a box and basket
which tho conductor-unsuspecting
mortal-held in his hand. The
basket fell first to tho ground, scat?
tering its contents far and near-fried
ham, hard-boiled eggs, friod chicken
and buttered rolls-my model lunch,
which I had not tasted-all tumbled
helter-skelter over thc floor. The
career of thc box was still more dis?
astrous. It happened to bo ono of
those execrable, old-fashioned band?
boxes, so universally anathematized
by tho malo sex. This unfortunate
specimen of tho race seemed to have
been thc object of some special male?
diction. When it was knocked so
unceremoniously from tho conduc?
tor's hand, tho string which held it,
and which I had carefully tied with
my own hands, hut never with au
idea of such violent treatment, gave
way, and off carno the cover. The
box struck against a seat in its down?
ward progress, which completed the
business. Out came thu heterogene?
ous contents-laces, frills, handker?
chiefs, collars, cuffs, and lastly, my
sweet love of a bonnet, which 1 had
only enjoyed the felicity of wearing
once, it being bran-new- -all finding
companionship with the eggsj rolls
and t ried chicken. Was ??ver such ri
test to a woman's temper? As if th?
man had not already injured me sub
ficiently, hy frightening nie to (h ath,
without spoiling my new bonnet
Whatever display I might have mad?
of my tongue and my temper mulei
more favorable circumstances, in thc
present instance, I was too much im
pressed with thc words and demcanoi
of another of the party to bo any?
thing but a neutral looker-on. N<
sooner did thc young man \vitncssth<
result of his rude conduct that lu
went oft' into a furious passion. Sud
profanity, such wicked blasphemy, j
had nCver heard issue from humai
lips. Ho stormed nt thc conducto:
in thc most denunciatory language
consigned the worthy, innocent sou
to the lowest depths bf Tartarus
(though not iu quite so polished :
phrase,) oed was so loud und hoister
I ons in his rath, that the poor mai
almost shoo in his shoes. After de
niolishing tho box, he stomped it a
?atas a pan-cake, until it bore no
the merest semblance to its forme
shaiie, and then turning, in a peremp
tory tone, ordered mc to "come on.'
But endurance, I thought, "hoc
ceased to be a virtue," and, moreover
thc sight of my adored finery in sue]
immiuent peril of utter aunihilatioi
aroused all thc physical and mora
courage dormant, in 1113- nature. Pu
those cull's and collars, laces and rib
hons--ami for that bonnet (it was
blue-velvet, adorned with black lad
elegant Howers and white feathers)
for t hat enchanting bonnet, I woul
ai ly day -
"Board thc lion in his ?len -
Tin- Douglas in Iiis hall."
I decidedly ref used to leave the cai
until T had gathered np thc remnant
of my millencry. Seeing my detei
initiation, the originator of all th
mischief ?hil not oppose it. To m
astonishment, ho seemed to have foi
gotten entirely the share ho had i
the catastrophe, and with great gust
assisted in gathering np the articles
1 contemplated him with bewildei
ment, for 1 could not comprohen
such sudden changes of mood. II
offered me his hand to step from th
platform, and the conductor, wh
stood near, in readiness to perfori
the service, stepped back, sendin
mo a glance which seemed to imp!
he considered it best to tolerate th
intrusion, remembering our forme
experience. As ho clutched my han
tightly, 1 became so faint wit
thoughts of the knife and the terrill]
oath I almost lost my footing. I
fact, I would have fallen, haiLnot tli
lunatic grasped me with his othc
The conductor ushered mo int
tho agent's ollice, where a roariu
tire was burning, and everything hoi
nu air of comfort, in striking contra
to the rain and dreariness withou
I told the agent, a tall, fine-lookii:
man, the name of the friend whom
expected to meet me. Ho knew tl
family well, lie said, "hut there
no carriage here to meet you I
fact, then; is no vehicle of any so
about the depot." Ile advised me
proceed to the hotel and wait tho
arrival; they had doubtless been d
biined by the heavy roads - they we
almost impassable with mud. "We
could 1 not go immediately?" for
craved rest and quiet, "lt was ir
possible for me to walk," he sai
"on account of thc mud and rai
and I looked so wretchedly ill, to
but if I could make myself comfort
ble for half au hour, ho would pr
cure a vehicle of some descripti
for me without delay." So I i
moved my thick veil and took ach:
near the blazing lire, courting
genial warmth. While thus occ
pied, my crazy hero entered a
walking directly to nie, said in
quiet, matter-of-fact way: "Nu one
hero to mort you. 1 suppose, no
you will accompany nie to my fi
"By no means," I said haughti
vexed at Iiis pertinacity; "there! i
hotel here, and there ? am goinf
Ho bestowed on nie a look of cone?
troted rage and malice, and, with?
saying a word, rushed from the roo
with the velocity of a mortar sin
lu the doorway he came full agai
the conductor, 11. arly upsetting 1
old gentleman's equilibrium. He
approached me nnd inquired hesita?
tingly: "May I nsk yon that young
"Of course you may," I said, "but
I cannot give a satisfactory reply,
from tile mere fact that I do not
know. He is a stranger to me. Un?
til ?his morning I never saw him."
"Do you not think he is a little
touchcti?" he next inquired, signifi?
cantly pointing to his head.
"Yes; no doubt of it;" and I was
trying to collect my menses to tell
them -of his conduct on the train,
when the agent interposed: "Pray
do not talk to the lady. Do you not
see she is ill, suffering? Let her have
quiet. My God! what do I sie?
Have you had an accident? There is
blood on your collar." Mechauically,
? I put my hand to my neck, and when
II brought it down, the fingers were
j dyed with blood. Tho sharp blade
had penetrated the skin.
"What caused it? What has hap?
pened?" breathlessly inquired the
"I cannot tell you now," I said;
"I am not equal to the tusk. Come
to mu at the hotel when I have re?
covered calmness. It is right I should
tell somebody. Such a dangerous
man ought not to bo allowed to goat
largo." The gentlemen were too
considerate to urge the matter, but
curiosity was legible on their counte?
nances. After a short while, the car?
riage came to take me to the hotel.
Thc agent was kind enough to ride
iq) with me. As the porter was lift?
ing on the luggage, I saw the initials
on my trunk, in large, white, con?
spicuous letters. A. (' M. I know
then what had puzzled me before.
No doubt these initials liad first at?
tracted the madman's attention tome.
Owing to some unaccountable sin?
gularity in the mails, my friend did
not rec6tvc"*my letter until two weeks
after it was due. 1 was thus compell?
ed to remain at the hotel for several
days-and long, miserable days they
were. I scarcely dared to leave my
room, baring toc?me in contact with
thc hero of the railway ear. Besides,
1 was really sick from the re-action,
after so much mental exe'tement,
and for days and days was haunted
in mind by cruel recollections of the
frightful scene through which I had
passed. In my dreams, I could still
Fiear his maniac laugh-that demon?
like "Ila! ha!"-the very antipode of
mirth, and his fiery, fiendish (?yes
still glnied upon nie in imagination,*
as they had once done in reality.
Before leaving A-, I confided
to the agent the details contained in
this narrative. The recital shocked
him beyond measure, and ho agreed
with me in thinking it dangerous to 1
the peace and well-being of any com?
munity for such au individual to be (
at large. L?nt it was too late; every
inquiry was nu every effort ex- i
I musted, to discover his whereabouts,
but in vain. Not a vestige of in
formation could be obtained. Who 1
he was, whence he came, and whither
he went, arc mysteries yet to be un?
ravelled by the band of time. i
There is n scar distinctly visible on
my throat to this doy. lt will go with
me to my grave. Whenever my eye !
rests upon it. I am transported, in (
imagination, back to the past and i
the events of that, memorable ride on
the railway oar.
Mr. Dickens declined a recent in?
vitation to read before Victoria on
the ground that be would not go as a
performer where be was not received
as a gontleiiian.
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BEiNJ. WOOIK Editor and Proprietor.
The Only Recognized Demo?
cratic Newspaper Pub?
lished in New York.
DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY.
TO THE PU Ti LIO.
THE NEW YORK NEWS has battled
against despotism for four years of
blood and terror, in assertion of tb? sanc?
tity of the Constitution. A patriotism suf?
ficiently broad to embrace both sections
has been its only guide, and it refers now
with honest prido tn its record to show
that it has not turned to tho right or the
left under ali the violence of arbitrary
power. True to its principles as THF.
NEWS has been through tho reign of ter?
ror, it challenges public confidence in its
honesty and independence for the future.
Tho political transition of the present j
day opens to THE NEWS a new and wider I
field of usefulness. .Standing now, as it
always has, on the inviolability of the
Constitution, according to the interpreta
tion of the strict constructionists, it pre?
sents a rallying ground for all, in both sec?
tions, who are friends of a generous con?
servatism. As a true and tried exponent
nf sectional amity, it occupies a position
which makes it the titting mediator iu
holding up to the party of order in both
sections, interests and principles that gave
breadth and vitality to their alliance. A:;
an intersectional agent, devoted to free-'
dom of election, to trial by jury, to the
sanctity of the h<d>eas corpns, and opposed
now, as for four years nf terror it has been,
to the centralization that dares bi trample
on tlie rights of States, North or South,
THE NEWS places itself as a eau did ale
for support before the great body of tins
once free people.
The circumstances of the moment make
tl\e dissemination of the principles of THE
NEWS a duty of individual patriotism.
Every man who concurs in its doctrioo
must, if he entertain a true sense of free?
dom, do so in no spirit of indifference, bot
rather willi the earnestness of a high trunt.
Justiti d - nay, bound - iii bis loveof liber?
ty, to do so, the proprietor places tho can?
vass UL- makes here of the public generally
in the hands of those men who give him
the approval of their consciences as his in?
dividual agents. Every reader of THE
NEWS cannot avoid th? conviction of duty
which is here pointed out as the ground of
the request, that be urges its claims for a
willer support upon all of his friends and
neighbors who ?ive their earnest sympa?
thies to the canse of "atrict construction,"
intersectional conciliation, and all the
rights of the citizens under the system,
set np bv out fathers, of libertv regulated
by law.* The proprietor o? THE NEWS
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charge to their convictions of political
right at this great crisis in the country's
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s always the latest. Tho Commercial In?
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