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RIER'S ADDRESS TO THE PATRONS OF
JANUARY 1st. 1855.
Whs ho! mime' my kingdom Mr a must!
OjrJatjMMulo old 'lima bat breath! upon
AJTaJtiu jer., i'K hopes, its fears, its I.ovre
Are e May had '"' been! ''hoy 've hut
Tbeditojuy ajciiiories of past ages!
Row HKJicon, yield torth a muse from out
YoufajiOTjM a lfocnl tlh celcsiinl songs
Mf ooU'Hit hWtlinn broeics nnd your healthful
Jba4rs,rfsnd forth one member of the "tuneful r.inu"
aAf9KMBB? "grnT quill" and guide my
Btrane to giv. ! alas, and woe tame! I turn
TlMUkW Purtissisus' snowy heights uprenr aloft
TaSta " ' '',r,' "rr" t'"! 'no''
Waouiila. Frono it her feet renew m j crj
jpHK&,JMn-! My kingdom lor a Mu
JmimKBlSm give echo bank, but answer they
jififfomii nor Heliconian groves, nor lolly
jRejpiXs FarnosHinii whose topmost toweling pi ake
cB with contemptuous ( ye, the whole of
Cwcc, e'er deign to hear the agonizing cry
(Etftbi poor 'Zev' and su I needs must go
jjlfiJljoul a muse, and tell my simple; lay
fMhBnglrss lines, without the aid ol rhyme,
Hch rhyme as muse would bring.
Khaiiim? for Muses -glorious invention !
H BoKs modern wight'.- inveiiteii a machine---,
A &Arinus thought! when by turning a wheal
' . Otit-roll the verses a niu.-icul reel
Apd dispensing wiih muse, or with musical spirit,
,' .Weist turn a crank, and in numbers you hear it,
JrHsnytdsiir the t nek, Muses! Tom, bring the machine
And We'll hive .,ii vi rsc, n s,ki I a, ,-. : seen.
Ji.Tl" ihe Devil that's sinking, but few not m Irion I,
,'fitll will rhyme on no topic tti:,t will any oil' nd;
jk, Tfauugb custom bus given the cognoni 'ii " Devil'
Jjt, I assure yon my i.iir is all thai isevii,
K An nrto inged Mercury I've baen carryiuif iimva
' ,wfim f II sons of Cluistiins, and (ienliles and Jews,
japgeJLbsnw Ojgjgje 1 uui lidinifs Ir u:i every elmir';
Hp sparkles of wisdom, will) garlnuds of rhyme,
Bnfve gone in ail weiilhcrs to wuil upon you.
Mda now, il you please, 1 wi l take a review
Dbome of the doings in this planet cnlled I rth
teethe Angel, recorded old fifty four's birth.
)X We lire in an age of most stirring events
'PT An gkm to be talked of many years hence;
At home ill old Kurope in each distant land,
ti There are slrngg ics lor In i t'oin on every hand
Tis ihe lunvrii ol tiuih no longer confined
The downing ol light on each darkened mind;
Tis the breaking of fettets ere man stands Ibrtli
"' being .pf Liberty. Ireedom. nnd woiih.
In Euyipe commotions, uud carnage, and slrifs
, k Have starth J its millions to action anil life.
i Wliai limes they are luiving with that Kastern war,
-i'. four'niuiims combined to put down the Czar,
KWho "strong in his strength" holds (heir armiea
If- at bay,
if' Though tuih parly thinks limy are gaining the day!
IE Even now our shocked cars hear the sickening tale
' Of a battlufield's glory h umr.niiy's v. nil,
Tha combat Ihe carnage--iho' heaps of (he sluin
a Of tbe wounded and di nig on Inki runnn's plain,
Sa. When man 'gainst his brother man stands forth U
. Fin mercy turns woi-ping aw y In n t'r idght.
fcgfEiMrlaud and France with the Suli.m comSina
Topufuuwn the autocrat's ancestral line
They will find when they're through they've tint lor
Tbsy have conquered the Kussiau9 m Butu:pnrte Hid
At homo though we're free from the carnage it strife
Jfcere's "moviiig 'mougst dty bones" there's wukini
'Gainst aapression and ciinie all spi t ies of wroii
The voice ol our trcemen is earnes". and strong,
't hough 'financial sliuirs' till some with didinuy,
'Tie the precedent sure of a happier day;
Mark the faces of all as you ask for iho dimes',
Alow each visage grown blank as they tell ol "hart
Ah, well wouldit be, if a lesson to each,
, Tor future improvement, to all it would teach!
U 'twould lay an 'embargo' on Fashion demands
And check speculation, bo blind, on all hands.
All over our land the Temperance llelbrm .
'Is taking the strongholds of liquor bj-j storm.
- Hhode Wand Vennoyaayiit.the old Granite State
' lir-re adoptotl the Maine Law Bince fifty three's date
Even Texas has taken It honi9 to her heart
And ko! when ii enters Alms houses depart,
"Iff ids opeu the doors ol the dark prisons fly.
And tuoianner of peace is lifted on high.
Ah! soosy ir these ranks may the other states atanc
Gain t intemperance united all over our land;
Then only will crime with its dark horrors ceass
And our country enjoy uroserhy on I peace.
Enough I have said on tho subject of Whiakey ,
And now ii you please 1 will turn to NebrMy.
( That last wore is wrong full well do 1 know it
Bui the fault I assure you is not with the poet,
As I told you et first, themuses were dumb
So I got a machine and the rhyme has to come
TheiCwlienever you find the measure is lama
You will know, without telling, the right one t
Though a mighty aubject to you it may seem,
For a 'typo' like me yetNebroaka'a my theme.
"Weil, what of Nebraska!" Oh, nothing but tins:
Suva. Douglas and other choice spirits like his
Essayed to lake Irom us our uoncr and truth;
To break our pledged wordjuat because, forsooth,
They could prove inspeeches'falutin' and high.
There no barm in telling a national tit.
The Administration they moulded at will, J ,
Nor doubted the nation would take down their pil
When the newt o'er the land like a thunder clou
' The peepl en ewt thnangh the ballot-hot apekel
But speaking of voting- last election -fay
Took the lead of all othera, I think, in that way.
All parlies and cliques, whether humble or high.
In a printer' expression, wena "knocked into pi"'
"Who did It. who did it?" each aaked in amaie:
"Who dares to take from ua our tights in thee
Yet whenever they asked "why did you do sot '
They were answered direct, 'I'm sure tion't kno! '
1 hav often heard aaid one nothing will lot
By minding with crs their l"s and their Q'a,
But I would advise all political men
Hereafter to keep a lookout for K N.
Had I time and room there much morel could say;
Not a word have I said of that 'fuss' olSoule;
There's the Catholic question a notice demands,
And the present relation in which Utah stands,
I would tell how our country gained fame anl
By that "tpUniid eietory" over Greytown;
And how hard they arc trying a prise to gain
By "-kidnapping" Cuba away from old Spain.
Farewell my dear frle.i l, my atty is now aiid.
My candle bums low, and my fire is near dead;
A poet no longer, I Iny by my pan.
And fir.tl myself naught bin a "devil' attain.
But hark to the clock! The old year ii past,
And fifty-five stnrts ia the course of iho last.
I go to bed wishing, 'mini a smile and a tear,
To each and to all "A Hirer New YtAk!
THE CARRIER OY.
THE EMPRESS OF RUSSIA.
In the little town of Muricnburg lived a
Lutheran minister by the name of Skovrona
ki, who was remnrkubla for hia piety, benev
olence, and unwearied Hurts in doing good.
On returning to his humble dwelling one
evening, his attention was attracted by Ilia
cries of a child. Hia horse was unwilling tu
proceed; ho dismounted, und at a short dis
tance on the enow lie diacovercd the object
of distress. There liy a half frozen child.
Wrapping it in hia cloak, he remounted his
horse, and in a short lime wan at the parson
age. That child was a beautiful little girl, not a
year old. It was at once adopted by the pas
tor, and placed in the care of his faithful ser
vant, an old lady, who had long resided in
the family. She was named Catharine, from
the circumstance that h.e was found on St.
Cutharine's day, the twenty-fifth of Novem
ber. She was nursed with great care and
tenderness, ami treated by the family as an -only
child. Her beauty, docility and sweet
temper attracted the attention of all who
suw her. A more lovely little creature could
hardly be imagined.
As she grew up she interested herself in
' the management of the household affairs, and
was alwnya ready ta assist a occasion requi
red. The venerable Skovronski was grow
ing old under his excessive labors for tho
good ol his flock, his naturally robust consti
tution was evidently giving way. This deep
ly affected Catharine, for she loved tho good
old man as her best earthly friend. She re
; spected him as a parent; and she could never
forget that it wns he who euved her life.
! When he became ill, she wou!d do all for
him in her power, and often cheered his lone
ly hours by singing some beautiful hymns,
She would olten say:
'My dear father, what can I do for yeu:
Can I not render you some assistance! Can
I do too much for one who saved my life?
On the twentieth f August, 1703, Marien
burg was taken by the Russians, and many
of ita inhabitants slain. It waa a sad day.
Many heart-rending scene were witnessed.
Catharine at this time was seventeen years
of age, and at the time of the battle waa vis
iting the lister of Skovronski, a few miles
distant. She heard the eannon, but did not
understand the cause. This part of our sto
ry must be dem-ri bed by another. Though a
slight thread of fiction may be ocn in the
' description, it will give a life-like air to tha
A horse suddenly stopped at the door of
the cottage, and a young man hastily dis
mounted. 'The Russians are at Murienburgl' exclaim
ed he, rushing into the apartment. 'I have
escaped with difficulty to bring this letter
from your brother, (addressiag the pastor's
sister,) who ha given hi herse for my use.'
'Do telt me what ha occurred at Marien
' burg,' said Catharine.
'Why, do you not hear the cannon!
'General Scheremetief, with an army, ie
bombarding Marienburg. O, it ia a cruel
sight t behold!'
'My father, my benefactor I cried Catha
Bach waa her anxiety to see her best earth
ly friend, that ah immediately started for
Marienburg; but on reaching the town eh
we met by one of tha guard, with 'where are
What i that to you!' replied tha young
girl, 'I am in haste, ant ftuj lot me pad."
Yon, of eeurse, re not aware, thon that
the town la in tha hands of tha Ruiiitne.'
Well, 'whs; than? interrupted Catharine.'
'That all tha inhabitant are prisoner and
if you pursue your route, you will be taken'
Thank you for your advice; but my father
and benefactor ia in thie town, and I am de
termined to share hi fate, whatever it my
Go, then, and God preserve you!' anawered
She had not proceeded far before in officer
demanded her name. ,
'Catharine,' ihe quickly replied, I im'tho
adop -d child of the pastor, Skovroniki ."
'Tho art Livonian," replied efficer 'Li
vonia beu now lo our Crar, l'eter I., of
Russia; you 're, therefore, a prisoner.'
'Touch me not,' said Catharine, her beau
tiful dark eyes flashing. 'I returned to Mari
enburg to fad my adopted father.' Conduct
me, then, to him in hie house in a dun
geon no matter where so that I may find
As the officer did not seem dispesed to com
ply with her request, she inquired:
'Who is your Generol!'
General Scheremetief,' was the offisar's
'I wish, then, to speak to your General.'
In a few momenta, as the Cossaak's officer
was inquiring where the General officer was
inquiring where tho Genernl could be fund,
an old woman, perceivig her, uttered a cry
'O, my dear child, you -vill ace your protec
tor no more! He died on the battle field by
a Knssian bullet, while in the act of binding
up the wound- of a poor, dear master!'
This old lady was the servant of Slisvron
ski. Catharine turned pale at this ssd intelli
gence, and inquired, "Have you then, left him
there without help!"
The officer bade her follow him, and he
soon introduced her into the General's tent.
She threw herself at SchercineliePs "et,
and with her uplifted I'ands, exclaimed:
'A grace, Genorul! for pity's sake, a grace!'
'What docs the child want,' inquired the
General of the officer.
'She wishes to apeuk to you.'
'It i true," r-plied Catharine. 'I hove
learned that my falherand protector is among
the dead. Dear pastor Skovronski! The
favor I aBk, is, to be allowed to seek for his
liody that it may be properly buried.
The tone of her voice was so peculiar, and
her oun:enonce so commanding, yet so inge
nious, that the General was moved at the
sight of her youth and courage, and said:
'The camp is situated outside ol the walls;
if I grant your request, what guarantee shall
I have that you will not try to escape!"
'My word:' replied Catharine innocently.
'Go then,' said the General: but remember
your promise to return, for you belong to me.'
On leaving the tent, she soon met thr pas
tor's old servant. 'Come,' suid she tuking
her hand, 'show me the place where yon saw
The night was dirk, and it was with great
diflicuhy they could see their way. They
soon enma upon a field covered with the bod
ies of the slain, while the cries that arese
tokl that mtiny were still alive. It was in
deed a scee of horror. It was dark, and
how was'ehe to distinguish her benefactor!
Soon a soldier appeared with a lantern,
which he kindly offered her, but advisinjr her
to discontinue her search till morning. This
she at once declined.
'But,' said the brave soldier, 'you are not
formed to be u slave, though a General may
be your master. You are now beyond the
camp; no person can see you. Fly! If you
want money, here it is.'
'Fly! when I have given my word not to
'The word of a girl without name, without
birth, is of little consequence. I conjure you
to fly .-
Catharine remained unmoved, and resolved
to fulfil her promise. The search contin
ued, and in a few moments he was found,
nearly senseless and quite n eechles3. Af
ter several attempts he faintly whispeted,
'where tun I !
'With your friends,' replied Catharine
'with your littlo Catharine.'
A little cordial being administered, he re
' rived and was carried home on a litter. Hii
wounds were dressed, and till possible assis
tance rendered to the wounded pastor. 'jCnth
arine was overjoyed to see her dearest friend
The old man had learned his dear child waa
a prisoner, and this grieved him much.
'It i all right,' said Catharine. 'If I had
not been taken prisoner, I should not huve
be carried before the General, and would
have missed seeing your servant, who told
me of your death; and had I -aot seen her, I
should never have thought of seeking for you
on the battle field.'
'Now,' said Catharine, 'my dear benefactor
bless :ne, your poor child, tor I mist leave
'Go, my child, go,' said the old man, in a
solemn voice, 'do your duty, and God Will
Catharine kissed ihe lips of the eld man
and exclaimed, 'adieu, my father! and left the
A he entered the tent of the Generul, ihe
met the young soldier who presented hei
with the lantern in the Baatle field, and he
now kindly presented her to the General.
'What, have you returned!' said the Gen
eral on seeing her, 'I feared I should not sec
'I gave you my word,' wai her brief rpp'.y
What shall 1 do with her!' inquired thi
General, addressing himself to the soldier.
"Make her my wife the wife of a soldier
She is born for it! What say you my child!
he added, turning to Catharine.
'I say,' (he replied, 'ray choice i not diffi
cult, I would rather be a soldier's wife, that
the slave of a General.'
"Bravel Catharine! from thia moment yo
belong ta tna."
Tha soldier aroae, and beckoning to Catt
arinc, he leit the tent. "Do you know wh
' I am, Catharine' (aid b as they walked to
gel her away.
'No; hut you iid you wished to bo my
'True; but do you know my rink in the ,
'It matter! not,' aaid Catharine; 'yon can-
not suppose, I am proud a child without j
family, without nime.' j,
'You re content, then, to link your deti-'
ny with mine,' taking her by the hand.
'Ye, replied Catherine,' I like you becauae
you hive been kind to me, poor child that I
The soldier stepped 'jefore a tent more ele
vated thin the rest. "Thia ii the tent of
the Czir,' so id he; remain where you ire. It
Is right ihot I should nk hia parmiseien to
marry you.' I
Catharine had waited but a few minute
when a young officer, advancing, aaid. The
Cxar u islma to seayoa.'
NOn entering the tent, ihe siw a large
number of officers, in the center of whom
t-He immediately jecogR ixod the young ul
dier, her compsnieji. 'Where is the Czar!':
Inquired Catharine of the officer.
'There!' said he, pointing to the soldier!
w ho was sealed.
'There! That i my husband!
'He is thy husband nnd the Czar likewise,'
Catharine,' said the Emperor of Russia
j How astonished you appear! Does the news i
grieve you! Does my title prevent you from
'I loved you ii a soldier,' laid she; I will
also love yon m in Emperor ' Th Czar
arose and taking the hand of the young or-,
pii ,n. presented her tu hit offlctra ai the fu
' ture Empress of Ruuia.
Here closes the thread af ficiiu' in our o-
ry. After their marriage, the Empe - p!a-j
ced her in a priv ite dwelling in Ihe rf of I
Moscow, where she received etery atti mion '
becoming her position. She was lOVaN mid
beautiful. She loved to do good, and to
make others happy around her. She was in
telligent, rheerfrH1i1rble, and benevolent.
'No doubt Peter the Great law that she was I
precisely the woman who could share his en
thusiatm and sympathiz in his plans. Tho
obscurity of her birth was no obstacle to him;
he had absolute power to raise her to the lof
tiest condition in his empire.
Though surrounded with the honors of roy
alty, she did hot forget the pastor of Muricn
berg. She loved him still, and did what ahe
could to cheer his last hour-. He never re
covered from his wounds, and survived but a
very short time. His end was peace. Cath
arine mourned over his departure, and sighed
that one she had loved most of all on earth
was now no mere.
She often accompanied the Emperor in his
journeys through his empire, and frequently
attended him in military campaigns. In
1711, when Peler wus at wnr with the Turk
by her extraordinary skill and superior judg
ment, she saved the lire of the Emperor, and
suveJ the army from being destroyed or ta
ken prisoners. Peter caused the event to
be comineniurited by a disp'ay o" magnifi
cence unusual for him. and in tne declara
tion he issued we find these words. She has
been of the greatest assistance to us in our
dnngers, and particularly in the buttle of
She was blessed with two children, one of
which a son died when a child. The oth
er a daughter became Empress ol Russia.
On the eighteenth of May, 1723, Peter
the Great placed the crown with great pomp
upon the head of Catharine. His hechh was
now rapidly declining. Catharine all ended
him constantly. January 28th, 1725 lie
breathed his Mt, being only in his forty
Catherine sustained the title of Empress,
witli great dignity, and. was greatly beloved
by her subjects. Her reign was short. She
survived her husband about two yean, and
expired May 27, 17:27, at the age ol thirty
ATrriuTTED Revolt ik State Phisor. An
attempt was made in the New Jersey State
Prison on Sunday lest to get up revolt,
which jvss discovered in time to bj thwarted.
One of the prison trs, a negro, named Hilton,
qicsped from III cell by means of a delect in
one of the cell doors, anil crossing the bridge
tjhtho other sido of the gallery opened the
iffiir of the cells in which were confined
man named Fallen, and the burglar Shields.
Fortunately the noise of the doors uttrncted
tho sttcntieni ol Mr. Vunderveer, and of
Messrs. Woolvrrtouand Willets, under-keep-j
crs, who were Bested in the rotunda. Mr.
Vanderveer and Mr. Woolvertoa entered the
wing, and the former discovering at once the
state or affairs asked Willets to give him a '
pistol, and to goto the ofiisc and get the raus
keu. He then followed Mr. Wooverton up
the stairs to the gallery. Meanwhile the lat
ter had reached Hilton and tried to prevent
him from leaving Fallen's cell, into which he
had pissed, but Hilton seized W. by the
ihroat and endeavored lo drag him in. He
escaped from his gnup and ran back for as
sistance, when Hilton passed on to Shield's
cell, and went in to call S. to "come out."
1 At this time Mr Vanderveer was near Pull
en's cell.Jwho had just put his head o t but
withdrew it at sight of the keeper. Mr. V.
1 then standing on the gallery, 'threatened to
shoot the first man who camo out. This j
alarmed them, and in a few minutes the un-der-keepers
returned with arms and secured
i '.he prisoner.
(J-J-Th new Cent piices, it is said, will
, be issued from the Mint in the course of a
few day. They are considerably smaller
! than old cent pieces, and form an attractive
copper coin. On one side is t'ie head f Lib
erty, and, the thirteen stars being omitted,
i Lb surfsce i plain and polishes'. Th re-
, verse is the same ia design the old cent,
but brighter and much more finished. There
g it a certain amount of alloy mixed with the
copper, and the perfection ot the die gives to
,. ike coin a finish that bw never before been '
0 aitained in oar copper coinage.
A BEAUTIFUL STORY.
Better than Diamonds.
I w atinding fn th broad, crowded
itreet of a targe city. Il wee a .old winler'i
lay. There had been rain; ind although
.he aur hid been ihining brightly, yet the
ong icicles hung from the eavei f the hoa
I, and the wheel rumbled loully they
pnd oVeUhe grolind. There was clear,
bright look, ami a cold, bracing feeling in the
lir( and keen, northwest wiid,which quick
ihed every slp. Just then a little Jkiid
Nm running along poor, Ill-clad Aitd;
her clothe were scant and thresdbirAh
had no cloak and ho shawl, and KIHtle
bare feet looked red ai d suffiimftV- Sl'"
could not have been more than eight years
old. She carried i bundle iniAcr hand -Poor
little hiveyk)g rhild! I, evefl I, who
could do' niftmng J clae, 'pitied her. As
he pasted me her foot slisped, and she tfall
with cry of pain; but h held the borate
tightly in her hand, Bad jumping op, although
he limped Mdly, toi 4iS4i? run on a be
"Stop little girl, stop," eaid sweet voice;
rid t beautiful woman, wrapped in huge
shawl, and with furs around her, came out o'
I je weler's itorc cloe by. "Poor little
child," she said, "are you hurt! Sit down on
this step and tell me."
How I loved her, and how beautiful she
'Oh, I cannot," laid the liftl child, "I
cannot wait I m in s uoh hurry. I have
been to the ahoemalrer's, and mother must
finish this work to nigh', orjshe wi',1 never get
any more ihoni to bind."
'To-night!" said the beautiful woman, 'to
night!' "Yea ," aaid the child for the stranger's
kind manner had made her bold "yes, for
the greet ball to-night: and these satin slip
pers must be spangled; and "
The beautiful woman took the bundle from
tho child's hand a iid unrolled it. Yon do not
know why her face flushed and then tinned
pule, but I, yeB I, looked in the bundle, and
on the inside of a slipper I saw a name a
lady's name written, but I shall not tell it.
'And where does your mother live, little
S the child told her whprc, and then she
to Id her that her father was dead, and that
hereiitlle brother wa sick, and that her mo
ther bound shoes that they miht have bread;
but that fometimea they were very cold, and
that her mother sometimes cried because they
had no moaey to buy milk for her little, bro
ther. And then I saw that the lady's eyes
were full of tears; and she ro'led up tbe bun
dle quickly aad gave it back to the little girl;
but she gave her nothing else no, nut even
a sixpence, and, turning way. went back in
to the slore, from which she had jtit come
out. As she went away I sMf the glitter of
a diamond pin. Presently she came back, end
stepping into a handsome carriage, rolled off.
The little gir! looked after for a moment, and
then with her little bare feet, colder than
they were before, ran quickly away.
I went with the little girl, and I saw her to
a narrow damp street, and into a small dark
room; I saw her mother her sad, faded mo
ther, but with a face so sweet, 90 patient
hushing and soothing a sick baby. And the
baby slept and the mother laid it on her lap;
and the bundle was unrolled, and a dim can
dle helped her with her work; for though it
was not night, yet her room was very dark.
Them, after while, she kissed her littlo girl,
and bad her warm her poor frozen feet over
the scanty lire in the grate, and gave her a
Mttlo piece of bread, for she had no more;
and then she heard her ay her evening pray
er, and folding her tenderly to her bosom,
blessed her, and told her that the angels wo'd
take care of her. And the little child slept
and dreamed Oh! such pleasant dreams
ot warm stockings and new shoes, but the
mother sewed alone, and as the bright span
gles glittered on the satin slippers.came ".here
no visions of a bright room and gorgeous
clothing and a table loaded with all that
waa good and nice, a little portion of which
spared to her would send warmth and com
fort to her humble dwelling!
If such thoughts came, and others of a plea
sant cottage, and of ine who had dearly lo
ved her, and whose strong urm had kepi'want
und trouble from her and her babe.-, but who
could never conic back if these thoughts did
not come rcpiniugly, there a!o cjme iinoth-j
cr; and the widow's hands were clasped and1
her heud bowed low, in deep contrition, as 1 1
heard her say, "Father rorgive me, for thou i
dest all things well.&nd I will trust to thee."
Just then the door opened softly, and ionic j
one enured. Was it an angel! Her head
was of spotless white, and she moved with a
noiseless step. She went to the bed where
the sleeping child lay, and covered it with'
soft warm blanketi. Then presently a fire
sparkled and blazed there, such asthelitile!
grate had never kiown before. Then a'
huge loaf was placed upon the table, and i
fresh milk for the sick babe. Then she pau-J
sed gently before the mother ond drawing!
the unfinished s'ippor from her hand, placed
there a purse of gold, and said in a voice like
music: "Bless thy God, who is the God of the
futheiless, and the widow" and he wa;
gone, only as Bhe went out I heard her say,
"better than diamonds belter ihan dia
monds. " Who could she mean! I looked
at the mother. With clasped hands and
streaming eyes, ahe blessed her God, who had
sent an angel to comfort her. So I went too;
and I went lo a bright room, where there
was music and dancing, and sweet flowers;
and I saw young happy faces, and beautifully
dressed, und sparkling with jewels; but none
that 1 knew, until one'passcd me whose dress
was o'aimple white with only a rose bud on
her los on, and whoe voice was like the
sweet sound of a silver lute. No apungled
slipper was on ler foot; but she moved as
one that treadeth upon the air, and the divine
beauty of holiness had io glorified her lace
that 1 felt is 1 gazed upon her, that she was
1 an angel of God.
Who Invited the Foreigners Herel.
The Whington Union has thi eloquent
"d alegant reaponee to the above qtieition
of Mr. Banks the Know Nothinjr candidate
'or Speaker of the next House: Mr Bank
ay that foreigner have never been invited
here! Who invited ovir filhersr What In
dian chief Wis it thit sent out far the May
Floef1 Not Invited.' Dc the sun Jand the
rain Invite the ipringing graisl Does the
clear air of morning inipiro the song of birds!
Do the wsrm kisse of summer invite the ri
pening fruit! Not invited! Thry were in
vited by the Dec!arlion of Independence,
which appealed to the world for tho rights of
immigration They wein invited by the con
titutien, whieh provNied for naturalization.
They were invited l.y repeated legislation
ured that fame ruhjert. Our hrotsd and fer
tile and unpeopled territory invited them.
Our free institutions invited them. Our -hundant
resources invited them. There wa
starvation at home, stir! there ws plenty
here. The A Imighty himself invited them
S!iam on the poor, nsrrow spirit w hich, un
der such circumstance, would exclude them!
Let them come! They will come, at all
event. Le. us do our beet to relieve their
hunger, if they are destitute, to inntruct jhem
if they are igncrant; to make them friends
instead ol enemies, ind as fast as we can do
fo safely, let us give them the righte, not of
conspirators or secret plotters, I Jt of Amer
The Uniun prows eloquent over the en
actment of the bill for the relief of the heir
of Pun n if. Kalb, of revolutior.try war me
"There is something peculiarly interesting
in the history of Baron de Kalb. Let ua re
call some of th" incidents of his career, now
1 when we are demanded by an arrogant pa-ty
to ami iiiilate the recollection of the brave
and generous man who came from fothcr
; lands to suffer and to die for the cause of
: American independence, twice "usailed by
Ihe strongest power of the Old World. He
was a German by birth. He was in France
a knight of the order of military merit, and
a brigadier general in the- French Army.
He came to this country with La Fayette:
! was appointed a major gineral by Congress.
and served at the head of the Maryland di
vision. He commanded the right wing ol
the Americans at Camden, S. C , nnd in that
fearful conflict he fell, in his last attempt to
achieve a victory .pierced w iih eleven wounds.
He was rescued from immediate death by
the Chevalier du Bysson, his aid, (and also a
foreigner,) who embraced the pruitrale gen
eral, and received ir.to his own body tbe
bayonets intended for hi3 friend, exclaiming,
'Save the Baron de Kalb: oh, !ve the Baron
de Kalb.' The brave veteran survived the
bloody battle but a few days. Before hii
death he spoke these noble words: 'I die the
death 1 t Iway prayed for THE death or A
soLDiEr. noHriKG for tt.c r.rnn's or man.'
What a commentary upon this language are
the doctrines of the new secret ord?r! Il is
a voice from the grave t f a great sjltiicr,
pleading againft the passions and ths preju
dices, and to ihe justice and th gratitude ol
the present generation. When Gen. Wash
ington visited Camden, many years after, he
went to the grave of the Germr.n patriot.
After gazing upon it, with a countenance
marked with deep thought, he exclaimed.with
a sigh: 'So, there lies the brave De Kulb: (A
tien:rous ttranyx, who come from a ilhtam
Und tofighl our buttles, and to water with' hit
Hood the tree of our liberty. Would lo (Sou
he had lived lo share its fruits''
"Little did the immortal hero end sage sup
pose that a day would arrive in American
history when such a man as De Kalb would
beci"iie a mark of proscription; when his
children would have been disfranchised by a
fanatical party, and when his services would
be denied by a set of m'dt'rn'reformerf.whose
ambition can only be satisfied lJ a war upjn
all men born abroad, w hether naturalized or
nut, and by a crusade upn the religious be
lief of a large portion or the American people!"
("Jolui Hastings was hut g in Pa. is.ITy ,
on ihe 15th inst. for the murder of a young
man named Williams. An eye-witness jays:
The deceased was a middle-sized man, and
about thirtyjyears of age. Before the fatal
drop he spoke several minutes. Ho said that
when he cummitted the deed, he was uncon
scious of what he did: that at heart he did
not feel guil'y of murder; that he had noth
ing against tho boy, and would not in his so
ber moments have hurt a hair on his head.
He dated liisdownward career from his in
dulgence ir. drinking liquor, by which ho was
led into bad company and gambling. By his
untimely and disgraceful end ha exhorted all
present to take warning, and shun the poi
sonous cup. He expressed a desire to live,
that he m'ght ahow that he was n relorir.eil
man; but felt that hiscins were forgiven.unii
was rjady to meet his God. The poor fellow
met his Ictc calmly, and died with scarcely a
OrMore than four hundred daguerreotype
pictures have been alreudyjsent from the scat
of war to Paris, representing the acts and
deeds ol the army both on lund and sea, un
der all aspects and circumstances, and with
most mathematical precision. So far hos
this been carried, that all the reports of the
Miuisterof War are accompanied by daguer
reotype pictures of most remarkable beauty
Scppose Deeclcatioh of Jessee Tima
Nua. The Cincinnati Gazette gives a state
ment which shews that Timanus, the greal
chief of the Miami trrte, ii minus about 817,-
000 in his account wilh the treasury ol H m
ilton county, h is also said that ha has sold
a large amount of materials, &c, about the
now-Court Houie, ind has appropriated the
' proceed to his own me. The Commission
!r ,havu ordered tho county attorney
1 ney to attach hi property, which has beer
! dene. Th development pVomia to be rioh
RAILROADS AND THE PRESS—The National
Intelligencer, referring to the recent Railroad
Convention In Virginia says.
I The Convention adopted a eat of resolution-
on the aubject of tree ticket and na
med the functionaries who wera to be thu
entitled. In ihe list, editors ot newspaper
I are not included. We are not aware that aci
1 Itors in this vicinity have ever enjoyed thi
I privilege. Al the north it i t called the 'dead-
head aystem." But perhaje no better oppor-
tnniiy will offer far the remark that th eon
Iducloitof th public press have not abu
1 sed the privilege (J accorded to them. They
rarely can leave their arduous duties at hem
for the pur-ioso of a rid upon Railroad,
: ven under the temptation of very pleasant
( company. The editor is lucky who, once a
year, can wiihdraw himaelf Irotn hi daily
toils to make an exci rsion eve when his pen
is desired to "note ti e proceedings." We
suppoe that as a matter of course the action
: of this ConVen'ion will induce tho Pre alio
to abolish the "dead-heid system," am) let no
columns for the benefit '. Railroad nppettr in
fheTr papers without rAie cuiuponsatiu The
publishers of nt,wppers would be decidtd
gainers by this reciprocal arrangemeut.
Taxes! Taxe! For the week past thefe
has been a perfect mmpjde about the Treas
urer's sfficc men hurrying ind itraining ev
ery nerve to satisfy tha claims of the hungry
; maw of the Stale upon them before the pen
ally of non-pn ment is added. The ruinoua
tax law under which wo are all suffering be
yond endurance has extorted groans and cur
aes and lamentations from maay a poor man
within thajfcpast week who has for month
been straining every nere, ind eaving every
penny to; this long drealed occasion. Scorei
of our ci'izens have rfti their last dime go
into the Treasury to suppormhe fo!'ies, the
weakness and iho improvidence of Locofoco
legisia iotisnd Locofoco management.
These scenes uf liistress and suffering may
be amusing to th i-e who frame our constitu
tions and laws and who govern the people
with an iron rod that they may ihemselvea
r ve! in luxurious ease; but their enjoymen.
in thia line will have an end. There is a set
tled determination in tin minds of the peo
ple a determination induced by the necessi
ty ufielf prneervaiion to cut iff these men
and their ruinous measures and again return
to an economical and honest administration
of our government. They are only wa'ting
tbe time and opportunity to commence the
reformation. It will be a thorough and radi
cal one when undertaken.
Statistics of IiTKMrERAWca. Upward
of forty million gallons of whiskey, six and a
half million gallons of rum, and upwards of
one and three-quarter mt'lion barrels of ale
are annually manufactured in this country,
requirinti the use of fourt.e.i millioD dollars'
worth of grain, hops and apples.
(C7-The Cinci: niti Gaz-tte, some of the
editors of which.it is suspected, have seen
"Sam."' thus refers to the sslf-constitu'.ed or
gan of the Ame:i-an party at Wellington
As we expected, tho self-constituted Or
gan at Washington will bo an instrument of
1 evil te the American Reform Party. It will
be used Iv such papers as the Statesman, as
! a magazine from which to draw their most
: effective shaf's against the Reformers. Th
1 American Organ is edited by Vospuicitll El
lis, a broken donta Virginia politician, whose
ihirsi for office war, for n time appeased by an
appointment lo aomo foreign coniuUhip by
ROrfSROtB Measip.es As all ftnilies ara
not pro. ided wiiii scales and weight refer
ring to ingredients in general use by every
housewife, the kilo wing may be useful.
Wheat ftour one puunJ is one quart,
i Indiin mtal, one pound two o-xcac i ne
liutter, when soft, one pound one ounce i
I Liaf sugar, one pound ia one quart.
j Whita augar, powdeud, one pound one
ounce is one quart.
Best trow.-i -sugar, une pound two ounces i
i Egi?, avenge size ,fn eggj are one pound.
Sixteen largo tablo spoonsful are half a
pint, eight ire one gill, foctrhalf a gill, ate.
DlNCEXOlS C'OU.ITERFIITO IHE BaSK OF
j Kt.tTlcnY. Yesterday morning a lady
' presented at the counter crt Culver ct Co.,
for change, a one dollar bill on the ba.'ik ef
I Kentucky altered to a twenty. It is th
most ingeniously contrived coanterfit we
i have everseen. The word on-; and the fig
I vres wore erased by some4 chemical process
! no doubt, and the words a..d figure tweaty
substituted. The only way to detect the I
fraud is 'jy the plate, which is of eourao diff- I
erent from the genuine, signed by tha Preo- I
idant only, while the twenties have an alto- I
gither different set of engravings, and are
signed by presidcal and eaaLier. LooiaT. 1
Cocb. lGl'i. 1
What Becomes or the Sloaar. Thia It jfl
question asked oy one of our exshaage pa-
pcrs, in reference to t!i- moaey of tha coun- H
try. Nearly a million and a half of Gold a H
week, for 3 or 4 years, has b.-eu imparted, jffl
yet, in consequence ol havy imports of for- I
eign merchandise, ib'ro is a scarcity of H
money. If we have had one million in the H
precious meulF, we huve received four in I
foreign Mod. Tnese goods are fcreed inte H
market and ntotti consumed, froui year to H
year, leaii ig us n . thing to ahow for tha I
two hundred millions of geld received from B
California. It is an inevitable result of ear I
present commercial aystem, than wbfeh noth- I
ing stands more in need of reform. Nat. H
tyn -n J. P. Kennedy, of Baltimore ha I
teen appointed President o( thu Maryland H
Northern Central Railrerd."