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NIGHT IN A GAMING HOUSE.
lit the year- 184 , a party were seated
arolhd table in the spacious hallof asleam
boat on the Mississippi .plating cards. They
bad played from about nine' in the evening till
bout midnight-. The party consisted of four
persons, two of whom were notorious gamblers
nd the other two were returning home. At
near midnight, bbe of the countrymen arose
from the table, ayirig to his partner:
"Luck's against us Bob I . Might as well try
to baat the devil, as these fellows !"
"Oh, for Ood's.sake don't quit yet I Give
me some chance to get back my money ?"
' "No use Bob, I'm nigh busted I Pretty near
clean; swept Out." ,
Despair seemed written on every lineament
of Bob's features, when he found that he
could not persuade his friend to play.
Al last he said to several who hod been
watching the game, won't some of you gentle
men take my partner's place.
There was a pause for a few mornents.then
young man scarcely one-snd-twenty, took
the vacant seat saying: '
"If you have noobjeclions.I'll try a hand."
' ""Agreed !" was the rtnlr.
'"Here bar keeper, give us another pack, of
aru," saw itie young man.
Another pack Was brought; the stranger
openee uietn and banded them back again
mfmp-' : '
"I want a pack of 'another Jolor. These
ere the same color as those they hev been
playing with. We might as well change color
or luck." . '
The gamblers exchanged glances.
' Another pack was brought,- th! fame com
anencea, ana tne grmtners won. Bob grew
ntasy. ' - ......
"Come- let's double the' stakes P'said the
tranger whose turn it was to deal. '
"Just as you like."
The stakes were doubled and the stranger
enu nisparnerwun. A gleam of sunshine il
luminated Bob'scountennnce. Another game
was played. Boo and his partner again suc
cessful The stakes increase the gamblers
, "Barkeeper, bring as another pack of cards
oanother color from these," said the strun
ger who was about to deal.
One of the gamblers looked at his partner
While a dark frown overspread his feature.
Three more itames were played, and Bob
liad retreived bis losses. The. stranger again
called for another pack of cards. At this one
of the gamblers exclaimed:
. "No more changing! We play with these.'
"You play with what you please," replied
the young man as an almost imperceptible
kmile passed over his leaiures "bill if my
' partner and myself play, we must have an
' I'ob looked al bis partner, and then at
- George. ;' "
' "Stick to whatyonr partner says, Boh.
tie's the right stripe, snd will come ont head
"aofso tt I'm a nigger,'"' exclaimed George
(topping Bob on the shoulder.' -
' "1 agree to what ' my partner says." said
Colt in reply to tbe gambler's looks of inquiry.
. The gamblers exchanged look and then con
cerned to the arrangement.
' Four more games weie played, and each
lime Mob and the stranger won. t
" It wns nrain the stranger's ideal. One of
Ibe gamblers Matched him closely, and sud
1 a You -young villain 1 Cheating are you ."
','Playiiig with yeu at your own game. I
liave been watching you all night, and saw
you cheat my partner and hia friend. Even
now you bare got half a dozen cards in the
sleeve' of your coat. I never play on the
square with theiveaP' replied the stranger,
tastily, as a deadly paleness stole, uver his
features. ' : 1 ! "-f ' 1
A knife gleamed in the gambler's hand, and
s the blow aimed at tbestrarg descended, a
dozen cards fell from j 13 sleeves on the table
" This was rjoticed tyall thttby-stander.'- The
. .stronger avoided the blas and with 'a -rigid
Biovement caught the assailant by the throat,
giving hit cravat a twist, and they both tolled
upoii the floor.
While this was taking place, the spectators
(prevented the other gambler from interfering,
aud in the struggle a number of curds dropped
. from bis Coat. This social hall was now a
' scene-of confusion. "
- '.'Game; clear grit, by thunder!" exclaimed
George, as he with others seperated the com
batants. The gambler's face and bands were cover.
ed with blood, as was that othe young strao
gsr'aiand. . VHne tii white-livered theif stabbed you,
' iy youaft hickory ?" said George, as he pulled
. tbe young mau toward the light.
"'No, I guess not."
v t But the blood, dropped fast from the young
-nan's hand, aad upon,, washing off the blood
it wasdiscovered that hi right thumb was
nearly Severed. n the scuffle be su ceeded
in disarming the gambler, aud thus probably
ved bis life. - -;-
A man's eye shut up with the Frost.
' The Dayton (Ohio) Journsl must be held re
sponsible for tb following :
-'t.; Ve don't intend to lrag about our cold
- weather, but we never recollect bearing of an
instance in which a man's eye was frozen shut
xoept that to which we now refer. The dri-tarer-ofi
sleigh coming horn-Jamestown to
Xenis on Saturday morning, just as he waa n-,
ttring Xeuia, exhibited to his passengers an
icicle about as' targe as a buckshot pendent
.from the uppet lid of bis light eye ! Tho eyt
.vwas entltelf closed, literally frozen shut !
.Uia left eye -wssiilled. so-tbalil was with J
difficulty that be kept th lids in molioo. A
raw wind was blowing, and tbt passengen in
ihei sJeigl kept Jheit facet coveied.", , ( ;
v' ' tJ"WheiTthe young mar), Thomas J. Wal
ton, -was arrested for participating in -the let
ter pilfering, in connection with the sou of
the post master, at 6lem, Ohio, be came the 1
baby in fine atyie, lamenting that be had been
o tttemmilatmg. vAbout 1800 was abstract
ed, which showed manifestly that he had been
f accommodating. He Will next have to
accommodate himself to the rules and regula
tions of a certain establishment at Columbus.
t'8T"Sal," said one girl to 'another, "I am
to (lad 1 have ho beau now,"
v-f'Why so?" asked the other.
."Oh, 'cause I caa eat as many onions as I
ylesse." .yff --,
STThe citizens ot Noblesille la., met the
other day, raised $500and bought up all tb
liquor in the place and destroyed it. determin
ed that no more should be sold then. , 4 man
' tbe night previous, had pawned part of his
fclothes for wbUkyy which having drank, ha
failed to reach home, and perished in tbe cold,
' fUFtdelityV good humor, and complacency
,1f .temper, outlive til the charms of e floe
W.'M iM tt'i fle t
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BY W. G. Q0ULD.
Fearless and Free.
$l,50per Annum inAdvance.
EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. MAECII 15. 1855.
From the Sidney (O) Empire.
The Execution of Alfred Artie.
It is said thst 'truth is stranceririan fiction.1
and it is exrmplified in tbe iriul an.l execmiop
of this raiinlerer. On the 24:h day ot Ftbru-'
1854, he was eoii;ni;tled to iail charaed I
witn the murder of hi daughter. Shortly af-
terwards he employed three very competent
attorniea for h. defense. At the April terml
(1864) of the Court of Common Pleas, he weai""K
indicted by the Grand Juiy. At the July term'
was tried, wi'hout anv altoruies to dfend
he having dischnrned those lie had pre i
viously employed, and obstinately refusing to
have any person to attond to his case. He
dntvedly indifferent riuriiis the whole
course of the trial, to evcrythinir nasuie
around him, appeared to pay but lillie alien
tion to what the witnessea were testifying, and
in no esse would he ask them any questions, j
The Jury at that term could not agree, eleven
being in favor of conviction. of murder in the
first degree, and one for murder in the second
At the November term he was again tried;
still refusing to employ counsel and to be de
fended by those who voluuteered to conduct
his defense. Particular attention was given
by Judge Me tea If to the case, and '.lie rights
of the prisoner carefully guarded, that be
might have a fair and impartial Vrial.
The evidence in the esse was clear and nn-i
questionable, and the Jury after a sb irt ab
sence from the box returnea a erdictof "guil:y
of murder in the first degree." During the
trial he preserved a stolid indifference to all
that was pussi-ic around him, and when the
sentence of death was passed upon him, he
scarcely moved a muscle of his countenance,
and nppeared not to be in the least affocied.
From lint time until his execution he was
repeatedly visited by ministers of the gospel
and other piouv persons, who desired tu pray
with him and converse on the subject of re
ligion and his preparation for his apuroacliiun
death. But he obstinately rejected their kind
ofiVrs and replied to them with not only, f.ivo
loU3 but vulgur and blasphemous remarks.
'I he morning ol the execution, nerved as he
was by desperaiioB and rai;e, it required half
a dozen men to drug hint from his cell, although
he was hand-ruffed and chained. When in
the hall of the jail, he paced backward and
forw id the length of his chain, like sow
wild animal, making coarse and indecent re
murks to the by-stauders.
Although appealed to by ministers and oth
ers, who were present, to nave prayfig ofl'erud
up in his behaif, be obstinately refused and
remarked that ''he wanted no praying done
about him, ' and lie would not converse on
serious subjects. The expression of Ins coun
tenance and the glare of his eye, were that of
a devil in human shape, a ml Hie chain and
handcuffs were, as he remarked himself, all
that prevented him from clearing out by force
all who were in the jnil.
At time, when pacing back and forward in
the hall be trembled as if he were struck with
palsy, but remarked that he was not cold, nor
scared, but that it was only the trembles
which fia ht) ccry uey. s' -
He looked upon the scaffold with perfect
composure, made jesting remarks about it and
the rope, saying he would break the rope the
He made no confessions and when spoken
to about his child, said he had done no worse
than other men. From remarks which he
made, it appeanrd that he expected that the
irons would be taken off and his clothes
Chanted befnre he was hung and then he
again would make the effort to kill the sheriff
and his aper.dsnt3.
Although a small man, he was very active
and muscular, and it required several ordina
ry men to handle him.
He walked upon the scaffold without any
asistance. When appealed to there to know
whether he had anything to say, he remarked
thst if they w uld let him out he would get a
lawyer and have a trial. He contended that
he had no trial in court and said he wa3 not
ha f tried before the justice.
After the rope was placed around his neek,
and the cap diawn over his face, he made a
desperate effort to resist, and it required sev
eral men to keep him on the, scaffold.
- At half past eleven o'clock he was swung
off. A shudder passed over his fraTie, his
flesh quivered for a moment, and the death
struggle was over.
He was so hardened in sin, so indifferent to
bis fate, io blasphemous and indecent in his.
conversation to the very last, that but little
sympathy was exci'ed m his favor and all who
were present appeared to look on calmly and
ICTOn New Year's day as a downtown mer
chant entered his house, he was met by his
wife, who threw around his neck a gold.iliaiii.
"There, hubby," exclaimed his wife, "ii a
New Year's gift for you !" "Ob, yes," re
joined the husband with great coolness, "I
paid the bill for it about an hour ago." "You
did,", exclaimed the lady with equal indiffer
ence, "why I told the juweler to let it go on
tlie July bill."
. TA Quakeress, being jealous of her hus
band, took occasion to watch his movements
rather closely, and one morning, actually dis
covered the- truant hugging and kissing the
pretty servant gir whilst seated on the sofas
by her side: Broad brim was not lonir in di
ckering the face of his w ife, a she peered
through the open door,jnd, rising with all the
coolness of a general, thus addressed her;
.,. "Betty, my wife, thee had better quit ihj
peepimr, or thee will cause a disturbance iu
the family." The effect was electricsl.
JjDuring Tyler's administration, Conercss
passed a bill into a law in spite of the Presi
dent's veto. ' It was an act respecting the
building of revenue cutters. After the veto,
the' ote in the Senate stood ayes 41, nays 1;
in tbe' Ht'Use tie vote stood ayes 127, nays
30. Is there another instance of tne kind in
tbe history of out Government ?
D"The Louisvilleaumolof yesterday says:
"We were shown on Saturday d'eounterfeit
16 bill on the Farmers' Bank of Kentucky to
accurately executed as to baffle the best judg
es. Tho following is a description: Letter A,
No. 4,299 payable at Geargelowe.dated Frank
fort, August 9, 1854; J. H. Habiia, President;
J. B. Temple, Cashier. . . :H-
Heavy Robbery of Jewelry.
.Tworofitlemnn orrnnvini? a room on Fourth
Street, Bt. Louis, were lobbed, a few days
ago, and jewelry worth S.,500. and,?300
400 In clothing. The person commitijng the
robbery gamed tocess by means of a laise Jtey
and ia minnnitad to h aennainted thorouehlv
with f?is room, as he seemed to hare aou.htin
6ut the wardrobe oontajntng the most
uio ciumiiig nu ine urawer wnere ine jewel-
bexeontaining a 'number of diamond 'rings
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and breMttfins, ; were kent.'wi'thont'disturbing
pi jTiyilicIni any otbd.r niec$s pf jfurpiUire. , .
New and Beautiful Warehouses.
m"?h to the appearance of that portion of the
Tlie first of these, No. 3, has a front
warehouse. I'mler the sidewalk is a '
vlllt w,l,ch ' used for the storing of essen
he itial oils B,,u ol,'t valuable articles. Imrnedi
him. adjoining, in Hie front part of the cellar
1 '"" where oils, spirits of turpentine, anil
oth combuslit.le materials are kept. Aval
was uable falure of Ibis part of the building, and
Two Inrge ami rommoiiious five rlory ware-j
houaea have lately been trectt d in South Cat-
vert, near B.i Inmoie street, which add very
iemyiuur, aim a uepin oi ninety reeu ri i
K occupied by the old established firm of Sla- j
ulet 'S"'-. (formerly Prattst.) as a wholesale
one ' winch ia worthy of imilnlion by similar
exiHuiiniiiiiciiis, is me iucl itim u iii emireiy
fiie-prwifj so that in case of fire in the upper
pari of the building, no danger need beappre-
hemitd irnm ilns room. I l.e tirst floor, or
salesroom, is filled up with ample Conveuitn-
cies f"i the purpose; the rear being occupied;
as the sjmple deparmrnl ; with drawers and
rnes cofil n in i nt samples of all he finer goods
01 the establishment. The second flimr is di
vided into two apartments, the rear being de-
Vptedto the prep.'irutionof fine and fancy goods,
and the popular me.linal preparations oi the
firm. The ripper floors are for the storage fl
goods. Every pait of the establishment
combines economy of space, convenience, and j
beauty of arrangement. The firm of E. II.
Stabler 4 Co. is one of the largest houses of i
the kind in the c ty, and it is gratifying to see
aueh evidences or prosperity.
Adjoining theubeve is another similar build-
ing, twt-niy-three leet Iront by one hundred
in depth, owned and occupied by Shirley &!
Cook, a a wh'des If Clrna and Glass store,
Tliis also has a ault under the udewalk,
is liehted by a glass pavement. Tie
cellar is divided into two apartments, the first;
appropriated to stone and common wares.
Tt;e rear room is the packing department,
immediately mid' r it is a sub-cellnr for the i
of hay and straw, entirely out of the!
reaceofthe incendiary. The firt floor is the j
room, where all the finer articles of i
china and glasa are kept. The film will only
use in ineir business me ru-semem. rirsr, lourtn
and fifth floors. Both these buildings are of
brown sione, of a beainfnl sty e of arclutec -
tore, ine lower irotus Dcmg oi iron, oi a tnaste .
and elegant design. Both houses were ile-j
signed by Lewis Lone, architect, and built;
under the superm'eiijence of Ira Crown, both
have Warren iV Co 's patent composition roofs
The car enlers and builders were H"pkins dr.
Gore; the brick work by Samuel Stirling-, brown
stone fronts by Charles Bevan; granite work
by Silvcrwood 4 Sheckles; iron work by De
aling painting by Robert Coates; the rcau
tnui an.l tasty signs ana leitcring V stiver,
prow i; ine gas fixtures uy vt est a jevens.
ui.tn nouses are supplied who na.es' improv-,
ed hoisting machines, and ale furnished by
Hobbins A IJibb w ith McGregiior'sfiol air fur
naces. These buildings are erected at a cost
ot about ru.uw eacn, ana are among ue-,
most iniposiirg and beautir.il warehouse, which
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convenience to the harbor peculiarly adapt
them to the business of the occu
Fierce Attack of London Times upon the
Arristocracy of England.
orelflim oj tceaun, oj jatrnly and of mterett,
otw of that highrrnohilitvkhk tke"hand
contett, and better to accept any conditions,
Tbe London Timet of February 14 makes a
violent attack upon tlie English aristocracy, and
declares that they must give up a portion of
their power to the people. The spirit oHhe
article may be gathered from the following
"The experience of the last few months has
.w..e..,c "g. nu u... i ,e.r
reams of wealth and prosperity, from heir
traditional wlf-gratula ,nn. over the naral and :
military exploits of toe late war. and m;
the supposition that men invested witl, high;
rank and clothed with great office are po-aesa.
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V ! UH'11'll..i l(UIi V IIIV "lll..l ivu VI vui
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aijiiirs wiiciicvci iiirrc is iii'jtc nian na ornin -
aij oii"iii uu iijc vcasci ui nit; ointc. uur
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great affairs to successful conclusions, and in
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stead of talent we are offered titles arid pedi
grees. We ask for merit, and we are offered
in exchange high connections, or, at best, se
noriiy. The aid thndt of aritiocmcy it oner
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,i ir i i. ,!. if I- . .u i i
Ik, ophol. of he tree ,l,elf. Lp to the midj
! fV ZLs '.Zun J lUef:
nC her hi' ',TI" i 1" "SV"
the very beat the world could .afford, ..and
now in he middle, or t-'ruary, in fbree
short months a I ehanged ot, rather, all is
eversed. We have awoke from our dream of
nope, prosperity ana MioeeH, to aisaster ana
itiniiHij't vui (;ciitiiit uu c iuiiicu uui wrjIcC j
than useless, our ministers something morei
than incapable, every public department has
been cruhed into holes irriheCility by the
weight of unending routine and wonhkss for-1
and on no one occasion that we are
aware of has the rtglrt men been selected to
II..- rtjjht places. .
' - - - W W.
"We have beerf ready io allow place ' and i
patronage to be monopolized by a few great,
farniltps.. We have been content to live (n ;
our country, strangers to our own government, I
(excltp!ed from the working ol our own instllu -
uonv, uui u waa univ on conuiuon mat
national Bride should be Tesnected. ami nnr:
interests and nosition in the eat fmilnfi
nalion-i remain invinlntn ' Thi. nnr .rivi,.,..
cy have failed to secure to us, snd, therefore,
the people of England will, we hope, demand,
in no spirit of wild and theoretical leeline.
in no spirit of hatred or animosity to any por-1
of the community, but in th ni ,,f
practical reform of an urgept and intolerable!
orici-ano. llmt ih vt.m Hh ..i,m .
plcbian talent from high rttllee shall hence -
for'.h be discontinued, and that in the armv.
at the desk, and in the council, those men!
shall be catted to the public service who fre
best able to serve the public We wish all
success to the movement. Jt hss been our
painful lot to witness more nearly than others,
and to obtain more ample infromation as to
the manner in which tliis war has been con
ducted, and we do not hesitate to express the
opinion, that without an entire change Af sys
tem, a substitution of youth and energy forage
and decrepitude uniVs some plan can hit
upon by which merit thatl be the only criterion
in tne Jilting up o etml ant mmtary offia
is'tArof, infacl, a comptete abandonment f the
imprema m tnejorrneaa oj every man
of fcirnt il iarain forua to continue the Dm
degrading and however'' kkniitiating,
i.c u-jnw-mi mnm immiaiiraijj'
i4 oi the handt of the enemy am exceed thete
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ww w. . macmiii , muww
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'JKettd, und an elm inJUtt ufo.vrehet.
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dition nniler Sit John rrank'.m, but was ridi
arv, ofculeJ because the prediction was announced
"Hut two governments, the Imperial recog
heavy n'f.ed by the conflicting power Russia at the
extremity of thia lever. The United States
and Russia -i will be in the co tt amity. At
the dictation of Russia, the British Provinces
which we shall exist as a doublr J.mpire lit
which public, an Eastern and Western capital one
government and one flag,
"All this will take place, as far as con-
andlcerns our country, before the vear 1876.
have thitm rision. Let 'J. M. C (his assail
storing ant) go tu work and learn. Let him 'look
through my telt scope' use my law and ce
show cret. 'Jamks S. Oixott. '"
This is plain and terrible, specifying an-
' Jamea S. Olcott, of Lowell.Mass., who bad
aome time bck prophesied of tlje loss of the
persons engaeed in the northern Polar ene-
oy uim, (jtucioi imnsiun irevaueu
that such was the result, from the failure of
several expiditions to learn any tidings of th
intrepid navigators, was-cnniienired to exhibit
hi nronhetk vision in repard to the fortress of
Sebaslopol ,'and; the probable conditions of
substquehtevents. lie replied, itnderdate of
the 29th nit., in a' Boston paper:
"That Ills object is not to btcm-ie a propltrt,
but to obtain credence that be has discovered
the law and secret under and by which the
instinctive organs can be correctly exerted in
knowing tlie future.
"That Sevastopol will not be taken; the en
tire pians of human aail.in'a will be driven
back by fate, 0 many perish at home arid
a broad aa have assailed. France is fixed as a
futurum the leverage i the consolidation of
the Greek and Catholic hierarchies to des
troy Protesranism and Republicanism.th rough
out Europe and the world;and I'rotestant Eng
land is th first object to; be upturned and
will be annexed to tlie hmpire Republic her
own possesions in America she will volunta
rilygive up to us. We shall be rssniled by
bni; la ud and her allies, but, aided by Russia,
become victorious bothbyrea and land at
the crisis of a aemi divided IlipuUir; after
proaxciiinaj events with precision. Tune will
suon Uevtlope the correctness of his prophetic
vjjjoll in regan ,0 aff,rt n tne
war of the
allies, those relating to our own country.
thousands of the present generation will not
be living to see his "law and secret" tested.
A Chapter of Horrors.
A tragedy occurred near the village of Lan
caster, Owen county, Ind., on the 24lh of
February,, which has fe' parallels, e,ven
among the 'startling incidents that blacken the
annals of crime. Inspired by the demon
:ei,0,1Sy( German named Keefauber killed
hi, wi(e wi(n an ax mutilating her in a borri-
b)e minue. She was hoUmil a chiid at tlje
time, whose skull was fractured, but it may
recover, lie the.i seized a razor and endeav
ored to i terminate hia existence by cutting his
throat. Not succeedine, be shot himself with
a rifle. and the thread of life not being yet
.seeered, he achieved his object Dy blowing
off bis almost entire face with a double-bar
reled pistol. Tbe balls en'ered the chin and
ranged upward, passing through the brain.
The victim wife was buried in the church
yard, with customary ceremonies, but the body
of tbe murderer, without any. coffin,- was cram
med in a hole on the premises, and, after be-
ing covered up, was left without any ni8rk to
indicate the spot.
Death from Ether in a Dentist's Chair.
, , d f h .while he asked her if
,he could fce, Kain 0f the tooth, and she
Ufe(J ha( she - Dnvjs her 0e
, ,iaf ounee, of e.her, . which was less
th8n uslal anloullt. she exhibited no
'.,.-, svmDloras Hntll he ..tempted to ooen
. In Lynn, Mass., a few days since, a woman
named Farley died in a dentist's chair from
the effects of ether imbilied for the purpose of)
having a tooth extracted. After she had in-!
UflilllK tiijm bHidvicui nim
He immediately proceeded to give
her air, and tcok other means to restore ber,
VIQdIUa. n ,, u
breathed a little, and then died
Three Murderers to Die.
by three men, Mad en, Keeier and nomine,
deliberately planned by the
three villians to effect the .obberyof he de-
0JiTheae,,UeliStl,at the -were all sentenced
. . ' tn ,,,.,, hv 1. . np rhpv le
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We have given heretofore, the particulars
of the murder of John l unbar, formerly of
Ohio, a few weeks since at Fort U nyne, Ind
fa j me MsddL.n a,j K(.cfrt especially, who
lt). o(rnjny clirnes, have been
. R 1rit,ns. aiui wi, i00- wind Un their
, . ; , infamous manner.
rjTAn inpenius dawn easier who has i-vent
td 8 new (j,ld 0f "love letter ink," which he
,, bet-ii willing as a sure safeguard aeainst
u aritions for breaches of the marriage prom
maltue?, ,ist!t j,-, mah ns jt entirely fades away in
two niontlia from date, was recently most aw
fit! fully "done bron" by a brother down easter;
tt-im rttirfhncAd n hnmired hovffH rif fhi arlicla
...I fc I . L
illd gave him his note for ninety davs. At
tne expiration of the time, the ink inventor
cttllecJ f r payment, but, on unfolding the
-rin innnrt nn'i.inv but a niece of hlank na-
j,. The note had been written with his own
his own. I saw him but a moment, but me
tion thinks I See him now, with a very flashy waist-
HTHe wore a flashy waistcoat on the night
when first we met, with a flaming pair of
and imperial of jet. His air bad all
Sbe haughtiness, hia voice the manly tone ol
gentleman worth forty thousand dollars, all
Cn"'' "nd beaver, 011 his Aml ouce
aeain I saw that brow; no flashy tile waa
hcre; but a shocking bad 'un was hshat,and
ma,led was h" ba,ri l,e wore a brick within
his hatthe change was all complete, and he
was flanked by constables, who marched him
up the street. I saw bim but e moment, me
thinks I see him now.charged with these wor
thy officers with kicking up a row !
"i'and the worthiest of.otions eithu in public
prjvte staiipnsj.thajt they may have some
JTlntegrity is the first moral virtue, benev
olence the second, and prudence is the third;
without the first, the twu latter cannot exist,
and without tlie third, the two former would of
ten be rendered useless. . ,
. XTMen in the health snd vigor of their age,
sliould endeavor to find their lives with read
ing, with travel, wnn rne best conversation,
Ullng agteebl to feed on when they are old
by pleasant rememberances.
. tTlt il one of the ise and evident nscjof
taooen ueaui, mai we uiy to live, wan, our
friends,, that come when and how It will, we
. ) I . . . i - t- . ( if
Bisy npi auu io ,ine grev luus loan ine eii-re1-
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proacjjf oi (tfatisdtiisi or hrslected duties,-
Connecticut Democracy and Know Nothingism.
At the State convention of' the democracy
of Connecticut, held on 'the 14th instant, !l.c
following resolutions' were passed among
others :. .'-:.:
Rttilve.J, That, in order to reconize in the
moat solemn form tbe prineiples-of religious
freedom, the constitution of the Muted btates
doth ordain that "Conj;ress shall make n
law respecting an esta jlrshment of religion,
or prohibiting tbe free exercise thereof," and
that the various states have, uliuost without
exception, incorporated some distinct ac
knowledgement of religious liBcrly into their
several constitution.', and that thus religious
rrecdo.n has become, by the action of the
sovereign states and of the general govern
ment, whose, powers are dsrived from those
states, a great Amkrica.n Prisciplt.
Reiohed, That political 'parties, organised
with the view of shutting out from all posts
of political trust the raeinLers of any religious
denomination do virtually condemn that sys
tem of religious liberty which is American in
its character, behefieient in its concept ion, and
which has greatly promoted the harmony and
happiness of the people; and that all politi
cal organizations founded on hatred of lelimotis
creed or prejudice of birth are nlien to the
great ideas ot American liberty and American
progress, and deserves the condemnation of
' !TT".Ma," said an inquisitive little girl,
"will rich and poor people live together whan
they go to heaven ?" "Vss, ny dear, ll.ey
will be all alike thfre." "Then, ma, wLy
d"n'l rich and pour Christians associate to
gether here T" The rich mother did not an
ItrWe knew a bcBUtifullittlebliie-eyeilJgirl
of some three years old, w ho was' nesiled in
her mother's arms, at twilight, luuking out at
"Mother," said she, "it is fitting dark."
"And what raakesil dark.Cathaniie ?" said
"Because God shuts liii eyes i" replied the
"Brudder B'ines, can you tell me de differ
ence 'tween dying and dieting I"
'.'Why ob courae l can, Sambo. When
you diet yon lib on noffiu, uaj when you die
you dab nofiin to lib on."
"Well, dat's different from what I tort it
was. I tort it.ws- a race 'tween the doctorin
stuff and starvation to see winch would kill
QtrThe Dover Gazette says a farmer in that
neighborhood auspecing that some one milk
ed one of his cows in the night, kept watch
and d etected two hogs in tlie act of sucking
CA man who was lately "struck, with
new thnuijht," has conrludsj to ovt r'nok the
act,- it being the first time, and there is little
danger of a repetition of the offeuce.
D"An old bachelor says that the young J
dies who rejoice in a multiplicity of rings,
chains, lockets, etc., to the unparfillei! extent
now fashionable, should be Inbelled, like
watches in windows " arranted full iric
fCrPoverty is, except where there is an no
tval want of food and raiment, a. thing much
more imaginary than real. The shame of pov
erty the shame of beipg thought poor is a
great and fa
JTJohn Tabor, late editor of the Stockton
(Lalitornia) Jnunml, has been eoiidemed to
death for killing lr. ManshVld, formerly con
nected with San Jooqti in Republican. There
bad been a newspaper difficulty between the
parties-rthey met upon the street Mansfield,
unarmed, advanced toward Tabor, savine.
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--jow, young man, i am goms to ive you mv
opinion of you,'? wheti the latter drew a pis
tol. and fired, inflicting a mortal wound upon
A Frank Avowel.
Elder Boodey of New Hampsh ire tal;es oc
casion to renounce all connection with the rot
ten concern which is opposing the gallant
democracy of that slate. He uses the follow
ing language :
"As there have been variot.s rumors in cir
culation in regard to my position befire the
P"Mmj in political mattert, I hereby .:a:e that
satisfied it isjay duty, and I belies it to
be he duty of every friend cf freedom, 'osus-
''" he national principles avowed 'ty the
democratic party, as they have been maile the
basis'of the administration of Frankiia Pit-rce:
and I hereby disclaim, and disavow and ah
tohe myfclffrom all connection with miy oth
er political party under ulaterer name, and
shall vole the democratic ticket only as nom
inated in the democratic conventians." , '
Lieutenant General Bill.
A Washington correspondent to the Bal i
more Argue, alluding to thii matter, soys i
"There is a very general dissatisfaction
with the lieutenant general bill, while all ad
mil the compliment to Gen. gco!t us deserv
ed, airong objection is made io the power con
ferred'upon him resulting from an old and
musty statute) of appointing upon his staff
four lieutenant colonels, -and a like number
of military secretaries. These appointees,
with large pay. and no-duties to perform, won Id
be but a living satire upon oor republican in
stitutions I Their positions would be equiva
lent to the patents of nobiiity for life with
emoluments sufficient only to make them con
Distressing Affair—Three Persons Frozen.
We learn from e source entitled to credit,
that during the recent severe weather in lili
noia, a mother and two children were froten
to death under the most distressing circum
stances. A man was driving between Chica
go and Galena, with a u ox team, in which
were his w ite and two small children. At
nigbt the storm came upon them with its snow
wind and cold. They could not build a fire,
because, the'ground being covered with snow
there was no wood to be seen, and their dis
tance 'from any habitation prevented them
from reaching a hospitable shelter. Before
morning the wife was froaun stiff, and. as a
desperate expedient, to save the lives of his
children, tbe man killed both hit oxen, cut
them open, took out the viscera, and planed
bis freezing children in the oivities. But
their death was only delayed by th tar, as-they
died also. Tbe man, leaving tbe dead bodiee
of his wife and childrenl on the lone mains.
aucoeeded io reaching a house, where he was
iipoty eared (or ail, Ante nx.K . . . -,. .
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Distressing Affair—Three Persons Frozen. Rates of Advertising.
Out iquarP, (or Jef inserfiora, ' tif
K.ich ailuiliniiai inreltion, - ?
" Thrfemr-fiths, ' J,C0
" Si months, -. - - 4,0(
M -'Twelve months, - - 8,'0
One fotir'h of a column pejr yrar; , 16,00
" tin IT f I8.1U
" columii ' .;'"..", , S0.0O
All overa square chsrged a fi" que res.
JTAdverlisemen's iuseTled ti.llforuid 1th
expense of the sdvertiser', ' . '
JOB H'OIH " j,'.. :
F.'.eru'ed at this Office with oeatneaa aaa
espatch, tt tbe lowest possible rate.
Another Infernal Machine Case.
Pr. C'i'iliini informs us that . while himself
nnd family we're attending tne'funerul of Mr.
Evcr.-rnnii on Mondnv. aalick of wood, eharv-
ied with n heavy load of powder, was picked
frcm his woiKl pile by a sinnll boy, in whose
chame he had left tlie hou-, and put intothu
parlor stove. A presentiment ot evil induced
the I ctot to hasten borne - from the funeral,
ami he arrived just in lime to prevent the
house, with nil its contents, from being burn
ed, in tlie explosion the stove blew upward
and forward, the frugjiients destroying pic lures,
(letnciiis' furniture, &c. The fire had also
communicated 19 several articles, which, but
Cur the timely arrival of the owner, would
snail Iiiivl' been destroved. The lad, we be
lieve, wns not in the room at the, time of the
explesion, or if so, he escaped uninjured.
The .iii.k of wood is still sufficiently whoie to
show th.- care which was taken to consumate
a must hi'I'kh purpose. Burlington, Iowa)
T tie graph, 'lUt. " ' ' '
Attempted Suicide by a Poet in Prison.
At S: Louis, the other day, Thomas L. Hyde,
who was sentenced to the Stoje Prison for
jbein? concerned with others irTstealing and
;secr,ci:n goods, attempted to destroy himself,
in cinn-qu-neiof a difference with the jailor.
who omt rcilhim away Imhi thestove. Draw
ing out a razor, which hud U-en loaned to him
o shave, he ilrew it across his left arm, cut
tniK to the boue and severing all tbe arteriea
and mnsi:!e, ffnin which he lost overa gal
lon flood before the art of surgery Could
rhvck the ht-iiH.rrhtU'e. Still rppeanng deter
mined to .ert'tfi:' Ins purpoie by tearing off the
bandagt-s,.'! sheet wai l.-is ened around his body
so as t. conlii.e his right ann down t'ght ta
Ibis side. ...
It is reported that the prisoner, since his
conviction, toi. his friends to petition the Gov-
trni.r for his p rdou, iminiaiiiig that, in' case
the application saas denied, lie would des
troy himself rather than suffer imprisonment
in the Pviiiu-niiarv. A few hours before
commiting Hie net related, he wns in the gay
est huiii';r, and cotrp"sed a peice of poetry
and sent i' to onei-l tlie city newspapers the
morning ilrrald for publication. . A. number
of bis poetical effusions, published since bia
incarceration, have attracted considerable at
tention. Ilia eye must bav been in a "fine
frenzy rolling" about the time he enmrrtited
the act. He should have tried his throat,
rjyU'iubt and distraction are on earth the
brightness of truth in heaven. 1
O'lt teem paradoxical, but nevertheless
tni;, that the latest intelligence always con
Sis'.s of the earliest news.
I.TAn editor out west says that he hoped to
be able to present a martiage and death as
original matter for his columns; but a thaw
broke up the wedding, and the doctor beinf
sick, his patient teoovered.-.
ITpAbor is very miscellaneous in his habits.
Maater-Sinith pock eta b ing emptied a few
days ago, the foil wing was discovered to be
'lie sum total of his "estate nnd effects."
Sixteen marbles, one top, an oyster shell, two
pieces of brick, one doiuhntit, a piece of cur
ry comb, a paint brush, three wax-ends, a
handful of corks, a chisel, two knives, both
broken; a skate strap, three buckles, and a
IfTHe who can suppress a moment's anger
may prevent many days of sorrow.
ITT The generations of men follow each
other like the waves of a swolen river.
!Lr Store your mind well for it is hard for aa
emptv cask to stand upright.
TTWlien 1he heart isoutoftune thetomue
seldom goes rutht.
ETA Nepolitnn artist represented the Holv
Family rr-.g-ing the Nile, during the Egyptian
iiiitin.H.ii, in tt uuige aa numy ornamented as
that o I Cleopatra.
CTJTrs. Swishelm says that women have
"Tent and grievous wronrs. Among the num
ber, m : e neglect wliicli allows them to live
and die old maids. Sensible ,w oman Uiat.
BT"l-'oinp, was you ever drunk !"
No, I wr.s iiito.'.ica'eJ wid ardent spirits
once, aii'i (I ;' s 'miff for it is darkey. De Lord
bres-i yju, Cajs-sr, my head felt as if it wa4 an
oiit-lioiise, e.-i' uil.de niggers in de world ap-
peareu io uu :ip,ii.:ir woou in it.
(ITThe rian who "lield an office" pot tired,
and let e,o lor the purpose of resting himself a
short time, wheu-ilie I'fiice L'ot wav, and baa
not been ucr.rJ from since.
ITYrmr.f! Sol, who is of a very iiiqiiiring
turn, say te always kuew that cm would
pop, b'U he never observed until these "iio
iiCense" times thai pop would corn.
The foilowing beautiful extract is from
Buiwer's celebrated play entitied tbe 'Carpeu
'What have they not done? Have they
not opened the secret chambers of the miehtr
deep, and extracted its treasures, and made
the raging billows their highways, on which
tliey tide ns on a tarried steed? Are not tbe
elements'of fire and water chained totliecrank,
nnd ai'the mechanic's compelled to torn it?
ilnve not mechanics opened the bowels of the
earth, ntul ma tie its inoduc's contribute to otir
wants? . The forked Jfh'.ning is their play
thing and they ri !e titiniipluint on the wings of
the wind. To hewisa they are fioodgates of .
k iowledge, and k;n-s and queens are decor- '
at'.d by iljeir bamliw irk. lie who made tk
universe wns the Ciraat . Mechanic. '
The Ohio Wheat Crop.
Tbe Trumbull Democrat remarks that the
Farmers in that egiorl .ef, the country say
that the wheat crop sown ast fall looks ex
ceedingly well at the present time and tbe
prospect of a good crop fs very flattering.--.
The larm-rs in Lnwtenoe, ' according to the
Journal, report similar new. in relation to the
crops there. The fall of snow ia very oppor
tune for this crop, and it is providential that
the fall grows deeper, and more serviceable ae
you advance into tlre. greet wheat growing
sections. The whole crop Lru. theWest and
North-west is now comfrialtly clothed With
its win'tr joveriug, and everything bids lair
to as-sure us of a boiintifulyicld. Tins, is
one o( the bright hopes of the future.
George Law and the Presidency.
It is said that Georpe Law has written a
two-cp!unin letter to the S;sketof the Penn
sylvania House of Representatives, in reply to
a legislative letter on theP.residfntial question
in? which he lakes wrong KuoW-Nothing
grounds, i If LaWfShould b elected be would
doubtlaae a RliHket, fcr Xt eld n-jskr-.o.