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IIILLSHOROUGIl. HIGHLAND COUNTY, OHIO, THURSDAY. MAY 7. 1857.
I.olph Hunt, wltoo wrillicM nr rft.mrkaMn
for i rxtmne di'licucy of nuicy, ullliniigh
otnpwlist ili'hirincil liy a quiiintnt'si flavoring
nilVclation, is the a iithor of 1 lir follow) 112 poem ,
11 (r (Tf-st I'd by tlw n-iiiinn, which uliows In
ulrikliie niniiiirr both liis excrllenccii and Ma
May! tltou tnontli of roy bounty!
Month when plnmiri In duty;
Month of mnliln Hint milk tlio klne
llf.nom rich and brenlli dlvlno:
Month of bops, mid month of floweri;
Month of bloflsom Inclen boworn;
Month of littlo handii with daisies,
l.ovrr'a love mid iicnt'a irnios;
Oh, thou oicrry month coincide
My! thy very name Is swcot!
May 's mnid In oldon times,
And is still In Scottish rhymra;
Mny's the blooming liawtliorn bough,
May's the month Hint's laughing now.
I no sooner writo the word,
Thou it seems as though it beard,
And looks up Bnd laughs at me,
Like a sweet face, rosily:
I, ike an nlual color bright,
Flushing from the paper's white;
I, Ike a bride that knows her power,
Startled In a summer bower.
If the ruins that do us wrong
Come to keep the winter long,
And deny us thy sweet looks,,
I can love thee, sweat! in books
I.ove time In the poets' piigos.
Where they keep thee green for ages;
I.ove and rends thee, as a lover
Reads his lady's letter ovor.
rlreuthlng bleKSings oil the art
V 1 1 : 1 1 commingles those that part.
There is May In books for ever;
Hay will purl from Spenser never;
IWoy's in Milt-n May' in Prior
May's In Chuucer, Thomson, Dyar;
May's in all the Italian books;
Flie has old and modern nooks;
Where sho sleeps with nymphs andolvos'
In linppv places they cull shelves,
Ami will rise and dress your rooms
With a drapery thick with blooms.
Come, ye ruins, then, if ye will,
May's a t home, and with me still ;
lint come, rather, thou, good weather!
And find us in the fields together.
The Home Circle.
Tlio following beautiful tribute of
affection was accidentally mislaid soon
after wo received it, nnd entirely for-nt-ten
until, a few days since, it was f.und
in looking over some old jripeis--Though
tlie occasion for which it was
written has Ion;.; since passed, and the
sorrow of tbo.-e vli'iknew tlio bcbr.-i'd
one, 1i;h been snrtcnod ly tlie hand of
time, yet it will reio s;nl nnd tender
memories, 'jde.ianf. but jnouriiful t.. tlm
soul." Many ; fmnl parent mourns tbe
los3 of a dear cbilil. like tbe gentle, an
gelic Dora. Ed. Xi io."
For the News.
Our Sabbath-Schoolmate has gone
Why all this mournful moving to and
fro? Why does sadness reign through
out our little village? Why weep ye
all around? Tread softly, gently, lov
ing ones. A youthful one has fallen.
Hark! hear that wail of woe! It comes
from a littlo heart that has not a longer
experience of life's trials and sorrows,
than the little form that lies pale, cold,
dead, before us. Dead! it cannot be
that dear littlo DonA, the bright, the
beautiful, tbe gay, is dead. It cannot
be that that angel form is motionless
and cold; that those rosy cheeks and
ruby lips are sunken and colorless;
that thoso blight, sunny tresses will
never more wave to the summer breeze
in cbildibh mirth; that those swift
gliding feet, tripping so gracefully every
Sabbath morning to Sabbath School,
are still. And that sweet voice, which
rang out so merrily in our Sabbath
School choir, it cannot be that it is hush
ed and still in death. But alas! it must
be so. Yesterday's sun shone upon the
little velvet-covered coffin that encircled
all that remained of the loved littlo Do
ha; and the clods of the valley told, as
tbey rattled upon her coffin, that she
had passed away from us forever!
And methougbt, while loving friends
stood weeping round, how vain aro all
the hopes of earth. But one short
week ago Dora mingled in a gay
scene, herself tho wildest spirit of all,
the gayest of the gay, and tho merri
est of tho merry. But pleasure's day
ia a brief, though bright one. Life is
not all a fairy scene. Quickly the rava
ges of disease fastened upon her dt lieute
frame, and soon the Angel of Death
c.inio; his ioy lingers pnsi-ud among
tho tender lieart-ntrings, and they
eeased to vibrato; bis breath passed over
the marble- brow and it was chilled,
aud Doha's freed soul Was burin) away
on angel - ings, tu tho laud of spirits!
O! how 'we all will lais her! Father
Mother, brothers, and ai.stcr, all who
still hold tho family eirolo dour, will find
that in the childish gloe one voice is
gone around the family hearth one
beat is vucantj and at Sabbath School
we'll find, one smiling face is not there.
We'll all, ull miss her here; but she's
geno to meet her baby brother that went
before. Angels aro her companions,
and we hoj. some, time to moot her
(here, where death and forrow are not
known, and parting never comes.
fond piirents, mourn not, yonrdnrling gone,
Phe bnsks in eternal light above;
She's gone to lure you from this vain world
To one of nnd love.
Mollie E. K.
Cedar Hill, near Rainsboro, Aug. 6th,
Cedar Hill, near Rainsboro, Aug. 6th, 1856.
For the News.
BY MARY B—.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from
tberir eyes; and there shall be no more dalh,
neither sorrow, nor crving, neither shall there
be any more pain." for. 2 tt Chap., ilk vrrtt.
No heavy shadows, 110 sd years,
No wailing heart, no burning tears,
No desolations, griefs, or fears,
No fallen hopes, no hitter blight,
No deep despair, or fading light.
Where dwell the angels pure and bright,
No pale wan cheek, or tear-dimmed eye,
No half-suppressed, heart-broken light-;
No walling wild o'er tevered tiet,
No toiling hands or widow's groan;
No little children's piteous moan;
No weary foet trend all alone,
No sickness there! no bitter cry
O'er dear ones gone, flouts sadly by:
For loved friends never, never die,
No whispers dark, or hearts of guile,
No Hinging words of slander vile,
Can ever enter the bright lslo
But'after life, on ang-Ta wing.
The noon will tune their harps and sing;
Redeemed, the tidings they will bring,
Hardly any two females kiss alike.-
There is as much variety in the manner
ot doing it, ns 111 the faces and manner
of tlio sex. Some delicate Itttlo crea
tures merely give us a sliprbt bush of
the lip. This is a sad aggravation. W
seem to be about to ''have a pood time,"
but actually get noihintr. Others go in
t ns like a liimrrv man to beef steak,
and sei ni to chew up our countenances
This is disgusting, and soon drives away
a delicato lover. Others strugglo like
bens when burying themselves in dry
ilirt the kiss is won liy great exertions
and is not worth the trouble it costs
Xow, we are in favor of a certain shy
ness when a kiss is proposed, but this
should not be continued too long, n nd
when the fair one "gives in." let her ad
minister the kjss with warmth and ener
gy. Let there be a soul in it. If she
closes her eyes and sighs deeply inure
diately after it, the effect is greater.
She should be careful not to "slobber
a kiss, but give it as a humming-bird
runs bis bill into a honey-suckle deep,
but delicately. There is much virtue
in a kiss when well delivered. Wt
have bad the memory of one wo receiv
ed in our youth to last us forty years,
and we believe it will be last the thing we
shall think of when we die. L.c.
[Cut out the following and place it in the
next letter you write to a dear friend. A more
appropriate poem for such service was never
Write to ma very often,
Write to me very toon
Letters to me are dearer
Than loveliest flowert in June;
They are affection's torches
Lighting at friendship's hmp
Flilting around the heart-strings.
Like fire-flies in the damp.
Write to me very often,
Write In tho joyous morn,
Or at tlio close of evening.
When all the day is gone.
Then while the Blurs ate beaming
Itright in the azure sky,
When through the fading forest
Coldly the wild winds sigh,
Draw up thy littlo table
Close to the jire, and write
Write to me toon in the morning
Or write to me late at night.
Write to me very often;
Letters are linkt thut bind
Truthful lieurti to each othsr,
Fettering mind to mind,
Giving to kindly spirits
Lanliug and true delight.
If ye would atreiigthen friendship,
Never lorget to write.
Mauri age Disappoints! ents. Lis
ten to the stories of the disappointed
in marriage, collect all their complaints,
hear their mutual reproaches; upon what
fatal hinge dues the greatest part of
them turn? "They were mistaken in the
person." Some disguise either of body
or mind is seeu through in tho first do
mestic scullles, some fair ornament, per
haps that very one which won the heart
the ornament of a meek and quiet
spirit falls off. Be open, be honest;
give yourself fur what you are; corneal
nothing, varnish nothing; and if these
lair weapons will not do, better not con
quer at all than conquer for u day. If
t lie heart beguiles itself in tho choice,
and iinligination will give excellencies
which are not tho portions of flesh and
blood, when tho dream is over and we
awake in the morning, it matters little
to whom the self-deceived one is united.
Be the object what it will, as it must be
on tho earthly side, at least, of perfec
tion, it will fall short of the work of fan
cy, whose existence is in tho olouds.
In such cases of deception, let no one
exclaim, "What is it thou bast done
unto me?" for 'tis bis own doing, and
he has nothing to lay the fault on,
but tho heat and poetjo indiscretion
of bis or her own passion,
Temperance Matters in Richland.
We see by the Mansfield Herald that
nearly all the lf.ior sellers in Mans
field have bee- udieted by tbe (Irand
Jury of lUebla.J county, and their ca
ses continued to the next court. A
liquor seller in liclleville, in that coun
ty, was fined $ 10, mid sent to jail for
20 days. The Herald states:
T he most interesting ease before the
Court was a prosecution by this same
liquor-seller, of eleven nelleville lames,
for riot. It appears that they all had
either fathers, husbands or sons, who
frequented tho doggery, neglecting and
frequently abusing their families. The
ladies consulted together and resolved
to extinguish the eauso of their trou
bles, and armed with hatchets and oth
er implements, proceeded to tbe dog
gery. J he keeper resisted, seized a
can of powder, and searching his pock
ets for a match, threatened to "blow
them all to h !'' The can, however,
was wrested from hi'-.',, and he carried
out of the house by several men who
were looking on. The testimony show
ed that bo kept a very had-house a
curse to the community. J he suit was
instituted at tho November term, and
the ladies held to bail in the sum of
$!00 to appear for trial. The case was
on trial for several days, and resulted
in the acquittal of the ladies, on Friday
night last, the jury returning a verdict
of "not guilty." When they returned
to Belleville, it is said, they were met
by a large delegation, and were trium
phantly escorted to their homes.
"What's in a Name!" Beware of
top-heavy names, such as Byron, Wash
ington, and Sbakspeare, which only
serve to belittle tbe wearer. Hotter In
half call them all John and Mary. (Jive
them good, plain, manly, spelling-book
titles, and then if any man nicknames
your child, prosecute him for slander.
Pictures! pictures! hang your walls
with pictures. Let your children re
member the sweet cnnravintrs of homo.
Cherish that innocent love of tho beautiful.
PriMTT Frvrn. A enrr 'spnndent of the
New York Pout g-iys tlio following is a verv
i iiple n nd efTi -unions reiu-dy f ii' the terrible
soreness: and liberation of t'm month and
lliro t in arrgruvuteil rases of senrlft fever:
'Take eqn.il qu:iiitii ies of hoiiev mi l sweet
oil, both should !) pure say one t ihlo spoon
ful of each, or n te.i spoonful, heat it on a
heet of gliized lelte rpnper over a spirit or
fluid lamp, und give tho patient, at frequent
intervals, 11 small quantity 11s cold as it cm
be tnkrn. It ran do no harm, and has in some
cases, where the colleclionaof mucus in the
throat oud mouth nlmoat prod need sufljcation,
saved the p.ilieut's life.
To Kr.Fr Tea-Kettles Clean. Water of
every kind, except rain wat r, will speed ilv
cover the inside of a lea-ketllo with mi 1111'
pleasant crimt; this may bo eusily guarded
against, by pi icing a clean oyster shell in tlie
tea-kettle, which will always keep it in good
order, by attracting the particles of earth or
Pater fok a Room. In choosing paper for
a room ovoid that which has u variety of col
ors, or a large showy figure, uj 110 furniture
can appear to advantage, with such. Large,
figured paper makes a email room look small -r.
To Cure Cramp. A cold application to tho
bottom of the bare feu! , such us iron, water,
rock, eurth, or ice,- when it can be hod ilu
colder 1 lie better. It will relieve in live min
utes. If In the upper part of the body or arms,
then apply the remedy to the bands nl o.
To Clean Straw Matting. Straw matting
may be cleaned with a largo coarse cloth, dip.
ped ill sultund wuter, and then wiped dry; tlio
salt prevents the mulling from turning yellow.
Mildewed Linen mny be restored, by soap
ing the spots while wet, covering tiium with
fine chalk, scraped to puwdor, uuil well rubbed
To Wash Olass. Glass should be weshed
in cold water, which g ves it a brighter and
clearer look, than when washed in warm water.
To Clean a Carpet. U-at it 011 the wrong
side first, uud then more gently on the right
side. To Clean Cane Chairs. Sponge tl.em until
souUed with soap and hot wuter.
For the News.
I am composed of 28 letters.
My 6,8, 1 , is an animal
My 4, 13, 19, -1, is u man's name.
My 3, 19, is a hoy's nickname.
My 15,11. l.'.'H, 9, 's an animal.
My 9, 5, 2ti, is a boy's nick naino.
My 9, H, 1, is an uuimul.
My I', 10, 7, lb, is un uuimul.
My 2, 2.', 14. is a kind of fowl.
My 21, VI, 21, 2H, is much used by tho Irish.
My Ul, 17, 23, is very useful.
My 1.1, !8, a, 12, l'.l, III, is a lake in N. York.
My 27, It), 11, II, is very useful
My iH, :2, 7,7, 1 .', 2rt, is a girl's nieknume.
Ay 1 , 13, 9, 1 J, ii, 1 1, 13, ia a town in Cau
nclu. My 8, 01 , 21 , 7, 2, is a kind of fruit.
My 2, 111,9,21, is a m ill's li mit
My 27, 10,'Jli, 15. 3, is a kind of boat
My 2, 1(1. II, I, is a muu's name.
My wliolo will lun be rcinombered by all
true Aiiicricuus. CUATU II.
Miscellaneous Enigma. For the News.
am composed of ,'i(i letters.
My 2, 5, 7, :iO, 1 ), U a titlo uf cstsani.
My II, 18, 27, 21, 4, in a female naaie.
My 8, JO, i), jg ;i iree.ioU9 slone.
My 13, 14, I, la, 2 ', 3, Is a dimiiiulire ad
.My 15, G, 21, is In rlsaeusible to a washer
woman. My 2), 34, 35. 17,211, 25,211, 2-1, is a iiuim-rul
My 25, 21, !), :i 1, upperluins to a weli.
M y 3 1,32, :t(), 31, ia cot on in winter.
My 2 , III, 12, is un mlveib.
My whole is an institution in Ilighlnmlcoun-
TOM, Penn Tp.
IT7Answer to l;.nloiiit in list weok'a Nw
Is "Samuel Edward Reynolds."
Cons. Why is a'ludy swe.eiest when she Is
just out of be J in tho morning? Iior.iue thou
she's a rase.
Vlml Is the diflureiire between a maiden ol
sixteen and a inaideu of sixty? One ia careUf
and Aorry nd tho other is hairlttt and rofp y.
Yesterday was the last of the pight
days during which the widely scattered
children of Israel have eaten nnleav co
cci bread. For more than thirty-five
hundred long years has tbe feast been
sacredly observed in commemoration of
the flight from Kgypt, when tbe Israel
ites had to depart in liastf, takinsr with
them their unleavened bread to harden
beneath the rays of a tropical sun as
they journeyed. It is their anniversa
ry of independence "their "fourth of
.Inly," if we may so term it and ever,
whether in the palmy days of .Jerusa
lem's prosperity, or in the persecutions
to which the race has been subjected,
has the miraculous deliverance from
Kgyptian bonds been loyally celebrated.
hi every Jewish family, during this
"feast of unleavened bread," the cir
cumstances of fhe midnight flight are
read from tin? " I lagada," or sacred histo
ry, by the head of the household. He
sits at the head of a table, on a cushion
ed seat, leaning somewhat to the left, to
indicate that, he is no longer a bondman,
but the equal of a king. The reading
of the record occupies an hour, during
which the family .are regaled with un
leavened bread, with bitter herbs to re
mind thorn of the bitter treatment of
I'haroah; but afterwards more accepta
ble edibles arc provided. Nowhere in
Christendom are the Israelites in such
unrestrained enjoyment of their faith as
in tlio L'nited Slates, and their numbers
are largely increasing by immigration.
C' t-n. Plain hbrt 207t.
That was a beautiful thought of the
little Swedish girl, who, walking with
her father on a starry night, absorbed
in contemplation of the skies, being
asked of what, she was thinking, replied:
"I was thinking if tho vrowj si'.t
of heaven is so 'glorious, v. bat must the
rijhi fid,- be?"
Music is the nio.-t delightful, rational
entertainment that the human mind can
possibly enjoy. Syhirj Xmith.
A Thrilling Tale.
THE SECRET TRIBUNAL
OF THE HOLY VEHME
BY H. C. PARSONS.
Urigbtly frloainod the lamps in the
imperial palace nt Vienna, shining in
their long rows upon a scene of gave
ty and gladness. To the light st-ps "of
a thousand feet which moved along the
marble halls, music sounded harmo
niously, and the joyous strains of those
without, rising, were borne far and
wide by the evening breeze. Lovely
women and gallant nobles thronged the
palace, clothed in the goru'eons apparel
of the fifteenth century; here sttindimr
to converse in the chivalrous tones of
those days, and there bounding on in
the endless evolutions anil mazes of tbe
dance. The lustrous lamps were hung
on high, between the stately columns
and marble arches of the palace, shed
ding a soft and mellow radiance upon
the scene below, upon the Indies and no
bles, upon the tapestry and furniture,
tho statues nnd adornments of the roval
palace, while .Sigismund, sitting on his
chair of state, gazed with a serene coun
tenance upon the happiness of his peo
ple. A young man, superbly dressed, whose
light hair and blue eyes proclaimed bis
Saxon origin, bad just pa-ed from the
side of fhe emperor.' Kdgar, Mariuis
of Allondale, had been two weeks at the
court of Sigismund. 1 1 is handsome
person, bis great wealth, and his deeds
of arms, had made him there no unwel
come guest and rumor even then as
serted that tho most beautiful maiden
in (lermany had plighted her troth to
1' ni . ,
nun. .is ijUgar passed tlirougli
crowded room he paused to address
"Ah, my dear marquis," said the lat
ter, "I am delighted to see you; all the
world is here to-night; but t ome with
me, I havo a word for your private car."
lie drew him into a recess, "Marquis,
you have a rival for the hand of Adri
anna. See, she is in the next room, and
notieo by bersido that tall, dark noble
man. It is the Count of Palatine. lie
has just returned from Italy. Without
success he has long sought your lady.
This evening he has been constantly by
her side; he means no good. Peware
of him you will find him a dangerous
rival, for'' be lowered his voice to a
whisper "he is sujqioscd to bo connect
ed with theTrihunalof the lluly Vcbme.
You know its power but I am called.
Farewell! remember my warning."
Edgar stood as if paralyzed; the words
of the chamberlain, the name, of the
Holy Vehme, made him shudder and
grow pale. Pcfure him was the peerless
Adrianna, in all the j.ride of youth and
beauty, "a perfect woman, nobly j. bin
ned." a nd by her side stood the Count
of Palatine. Tall and strongly made,
with black hair, a heavy moustache, and
a dark eye that fl aahed from under his
overhanging eyebrows, the count looked
like one whom few would wish to brave,
liaising himself with an effort, Edgar
walked towards them. An expression
of joy lighted up the countenance of
Adrianna as she saw him, while tbe count's
face grew darker as he gazed ujion the
handsome stranger. Edgar requested
Adrianna to join him in tho dance that
was about to begin. Looking timidly
towards tho count, she consented. The
count gazed after them fur a moment,
with a sneer upon his lip; then looking
round and seeing that bo was observed,
ho passed into tho outer room. The
Count of Merlin, Adriunna's father, was
tandii)'' near tbe door in conversation
with soiii'o tuibleinan; the count touched
him as b"e passed, he turned mid follow
"There will be a meelintrof tbo Holy
Vebiiie nt twelve to-niorrow night, in
the vaulted chamber of the castle of
"To-morrow iii-lit," said (be Count
of Merlin, "what new offender?"
"Oareyoii nsk your chief for reasons?
I'eware! ( 'mm t of Merli 11, ' you are not
invulnerable! llemciuber, tit twelve to
The festivities were not concluded un
til a late hour. I'.cfore the pcrfy opa
raled, I.'dgar and Adrianna hadcxohaiiu''
cd mutual vows of love. Joyfully did
Hdgar walk to bis lodgings, so enirross
eil with fhe thought of A drian na's beau-
I ty. that lie ilnl not perceive that a man
i with a cloak wrapped round his ,dv fol
lowed him to hi very door. Ilastilvdi-
I . : 1 ' li el , ,
esung iiiiiisciioi ins apparel, the voting
man r-liivd to re-t as 1 1 1 red sun rose
from behind the hill-i that were crowned
by the castle of DrackerifeN.
W hen I'ab.'ar awoke the net morn
ing the bright sun was shining in his
chamber window. He t urncd upon his
pillow and stalled, "starlcl as if an
armed foe had been near." In tbe very
pillow on which his head bad been lyincr,
buried to the hilt, was a lontr dal'L'er,
with a cord twislcd an. mid the handle,
to which a slip of p-rcbment was attach
ed. Tremblingly Kd::ir read, "vou are
summoned to appear this ni-ht at twelve
o'clock, before the Tribunal of the Holy
Vcbme. A guide will be with you at
Edgar turned deadly pale as he read
the fearful wor.R A fearful summons
it was in truth, for randy did any 'one
leave the presence of that dread 'tribu
nal a living man. ()ri;:in:iting as it
did, with some who wi-ho.l to preserve
the laws which their ruleis were unable
to ei, ('on e, if soon (Ml Cora its "hLh
e-tate. ' and became the iu-lrument in
the hands of many, for periiotraling ihe
mo-t atrocious outrages. The most pow
erful .Ink. s and the ureal '-t untice.-. bad
le-en summoned to aj.j.ea before the Ho
ly Ychme; and too we'l did IMnr know
that he who failed to obey their call per
ished by the hand uf a midiiiuht assas
sin. Conscious of hi j innocent e be de
termined to be ready at the appointed
hour, fusing, he sought Adrianna at
the palace of her father; to bis aston
ishment and grief ho learned that she
had that morning left thecitv iu conn. a-
11 v with her father.
Slowly dragged tbe day along: at
length the appointed hour arrived.
Edgar heard a knock at the door of his
apartment: be arose and opened the
door. A man clothed in black, with a
nia.-k upon his face, entered (,o room.
"f am ready." said Edgar.
"Come, then." said' the guide, "we
have no time to lose."
They descended into the street: two
horses saddled and bridled st
nod before I
1 . 1 1
the door. 1 hev rode ranidlv thi-011
thecily; when they had passed the gate
the guide turned to Edgar:
Sir,'' said he "vou must consent to be
"As you please," said I'.dgar.
The euido drew a pocket-handkerchief
from his pocket, and quickly
blindfolded him. Eur some time theV
rode on iu silence at length thev stop
ped. 1 11 an instant Edgar felt himself
lifted from the hor-e and hurried for
ward. They passed through what ap
peared to be a long hall, then down a
stair- a.-e. A door was thrown open,
the handkerchief fell from his eves, and
be stood iu the presence of the Holy
Seated around a long room, were
some thirty ur forty men, dressed in
black' rubes, with black masks upon
their faces. At one end was a raised
platform, on which was a table. lebiiid
the table sat one who aiiiioarcd to be
tbe chief. Py his side was seated the
'secretary, two iron lamps threw a dun
'light uj.on tbe scene.
Edgar. Marquis id Allondal
the chief, in a loud, harsh voice, 'you
have been sunnaoneil to af.pear helore
the Tribunal of the Holy Vehmo. "J'is
well thatyou have obeyed our comma mis.
Listen, while the secretary leads the ac
cusation." The secretary rose and read from his
.pan hinent book:
"Edgar. Marquis of Allondale, is
charged wiih having dared to asj.irn to
the band of a (lerman countess against
her lath :r s consent, and contrary to
the law of our land."
"Your defence, voting man," said the
Ju all in.l.nit the truth flashed upon
tho mind of Edgar, lie was the victim
of a base conjiracy, but who would
summon him thus? Ah! it flashed thro'
his brain like lightning; it was tbe Count
of Palatine, lie turned tiercel':
Wretch! do you think your cunning
artiliee is not discovered? That I do
loe tbe daughter of the Count of Mer
lin, I will avow before tho world. But
as for thee, I will maintain "
'He has confessed his guilt," said the
chief, rising and clajq.ing his bauds;
two men-at-arms entered. "Away with
him. you know his puni.-diinent."
Edgar was seized and hurried away.
When tbey reached the hull through
which he before bad J.assod he was
blindfolded, lie was then led along a
second passage, a door ojiened, and the
night breeze played tul'tly upon his
hea ted brain.
All the day had Adrianna remained
mournfully w ithin tbe castle of Drui k
enfels. Her father had summoned her
to depart w ith him on the day after the
imperial ball, without assigning a rea
son for his strange proceedings. The
thought of her lover mourning her ab
fcnce prevrd upon the spirits of the
gentle girl. The ibiy pa'sjed sorrow
fully away, and the night brought no
relief to her troubled heart, rinding
all attempt" to sleep in vain, she arose,
and seated herself at fhe window over-'
looking the garden. For a long time
she remained seated there, gazing upon
the stars, or tho bright moon, or at tbe
silver waters of the lake that lay in the
tnid.-t of the garden. She was gazing
upon the hitler and a statue of Venus
that slood by its side, when her atten
tion was arrested by the sight of men
advancing up one of the walks that led
to tbe lake. They were three . in num
ber, and two appeared to be dragging
the oilier. Tbey reached the margin of
the lake the moon, which had been ob
scured by a cloud, at, that moment shone
forth upon the scene, and to her horror
A di i a tin a saw the dress a ml con ntena nee
of lo r lover! The life-blood thrilled
to her heart as shesawtbat he was evi
dently a prisoner. One of the men-at-arms
walked to tbe st itue of Venus and
seized it by the left hand. Tt fumed
'lowly, n trap-door was discovered, which
one of them raised. She saw one des
cend, then Ivlgir, and then the other.
The statue swung back to its old place,
and all was still .again. Still Adrianna
gazed, as if fascinated, upon the snot
where they had disappeared. Suddenly
th statue turned again; first one, and
'then the other of the men-at-arms came
forth but the third person, I'.dgar, was
not with them. Again one of
loucnci. me ion nana 01 enus.
I hi! stat ue w as restored anil all
before. Adrianna rose and tottered to
wards her couch; before she reached it
she fell insensible upon the floor.
When si ic rcovrred, she found it was
broad day, and that she was upon her
bed surrounded by her attendants. She
dismissed them all. All was Mill the
lake shone in all ils placid beauty, and
the statue looked as if it had not been
moved for ages. Could it have been a
dream? No; the terrible scene was im-
ipiv-sed too strongly on her mind: it
mu-t have been a realitv. But how !
came Eduar there? Why was he a pris-!
Miner? She pondered on it for a mo-'
men', when tbe thought of the Ilolv
chute suddenly crossed herrnind. All
that sbij bad ever beard of this terrible
tribunal rushed upon her. Her father's
supposed connection with it the Count
of Palatine ah! she saw it all; sho knew
the terrible nature of the count, his
great passion, his iron will; this must
have, littn hisi work. Hut bow to fc:ive
her lover? Sho thought for a moment,
and decided upon her plan of action.
- ight had come, and sib-nee reigned
lover the castle of Drackenfels. A fig
ure' steals from a private portal an
'glides rapidly across the garden, towards
tbela!:e. It is Adrianna. (Ilidingbe
hind the trees she at length reaches the
lamj. and a
jilaces uj.on tbe ground a:
mall basket of provisions, i
. f, 1 i
g upwards she grasj
10,1 nana 01 ine onus, a grating
noise is heard and th,e trap-door lies ojicu
before her. She finds, as she had cx-
j.ected, a flight of slops; slowly she !--1
eeiid.-, pauses and lights her lamp. She!
looks around she is in what ai.nears to
be a small chamber; before her is an iron
knob almost unconsciously she jmlls
it. a grating noise is heard, the trap-dour
falls, and the statue resumes its place.
Alarmed, she jiresses back tbe knob,
again the sound is heard, again the trap
door ojicus. Delighted to have discov
ered the mode of cseaj.e. she causes the
trap-dour to fall, and fearlessly begius
Down, down she goes, far into the
ground, while the water diij.s from the
stones by the narrow stair-case. She
has arrived at the bottom before her is
an iron door; it is bolted ujion the out
side, she Mraws back the bolt, enters the
cell, and is in the arms of her lover, and
wcej.ing ujion his breast. In a few mo
ments she was ciilm.
"Come, dear Edgar, let us leave
dreadful place. I am fearful every
mcnt that the Count of Palatine
discover us. You do not know
man as I do."
Hastily 'refreshing himself with the
food sho had brought, lidgar left the cell
with her, rejoicing iu his escape. Thev
were about to ascend the stairs, when the
harsh grating sound, made by the turn
ing of the statue, fell uj.on their cars.
"Quick. quick, Adrianna, blow out the
light, and come hither," said Edgar.
As she extinguished tho light. Edgar
drew her into a dark reess by the side
of the cell door.
"Keep silent and we are save 1." said
he to the trembling lady.
The heavy tread of a man descending
tho stairs was heard soon they saw the
glimmer of a light, nnd the Count of
Palatine stood before the cell door. A
mile ol malicious pleasure was upon
i!e of malicious pleasure was
his stern countenance.
"Well, my pretty stranger, we
see it you have come to your senses
yet. If not, this must finish the busi
ness." As he spoke he drew a long
dagger from his breast, and grimly sur
veyed the point; then replacing it he en
tered the cell. To rush forward, t-hut
tbe door, and run the bolt, was with Ed
.1 1 .....
gar mo woik 01 a moment. Mozing
Adrianna in his arms, he ran hastily up
the stair-case. W hen they had arrived
at the lauding, Adrianna pulled the
knob, and in a moment they were in the
garden of the palace. The statue was
rej. laced, and the Count of Palatine left
to the late he so richly merited. I'.dgar
and Adrianna proceeded to the stables,
mounted their horses, and before the
morning eu:i had risvn wero far beyond
They reached England in fcafety, and
were mariied. Though both lived to see
the secret tribunals in a great measure
dcftrnyed. yet never did Edf'ar hear
them mentioned that be did not think
of the terrible night and the fearful
dealh fo which be was doomed by the
Tribunal of the IIor.Y Veuve.
The following remarks, which wo
copy from tho New York Tribune, nra
worthy the attention of the conductors
In one point tbe conductors of tho
1'rcst of this country eminently fail
that is, in courtesy and forbearance to
ward each .other. While Doctors of
Medicine arc notoriously slow to blazon
each other's mistakes and shortcomings.
Clergymen evince a very proper and
general respect for the cloth, and even
Lawyers, though pitted against each
other in wordy war, contrive, like well
made shears, to cut, not each other, but
whatever conies between them. Editors
are too spt to enter tbe arena as gladia
tors, and blacken each other's reputa
tions quite as often as tbey elucidate
eace other's errors of fact or of judg
ment. 'With tho mere janizary of par
ty, who belongs to this or that aspi
rant or clique, who bought bis press and
tyj.es, and can turn him out of doors
whenever he chooses to foreclose his
mortgage, this may seem inevitable; not
so wilh tho Editor who owns bis own
establishment and asks of Lis customor.s
only that tbey pay for what they chooso
to buy of him. With the Press of tho
great cities, on which the shackles of
party are apt to bang loosely, and which
ought to be able to discuss j.rincij.les
and measures of grave import without
resorting to personalities to render its
essays piquant, the excuses urged for
petty criminations and re-criminations
are even more preposterous than in tho
ease of others.
Can we not amend in this respect?
May we not be Free Traders or Protec
tionists, Ilej.ublieans or Democrats, Pro-
Slavery or Anti-Slavery, License or Au-ti-Liccnse,
without assailing each other
personally? Are the questions which
divide us fo frivolous, the issues which
convulse the country so unimportant,
that we can only render our columns
readable by pitching into each other?
Affairs in Kansas.
We invite attention to the fullowing,
from the Lecompton correspondence of
the Missouri Democrat, written April
OUTRAGES UNDER THE CONSTITUTIONAL
The law under which the census was
to be taken, and a constitutional con
vention called, is carried out in a manner
still more fraudulent than the law it-
(lie'self. The county courts, under it, de
cide what shall he the precincts in each
county, and the places of voting. The
county court of this 0011 ntv, recently )-
pointed by tbe I
iogus legislature, have ta
in doing so they have
a great outrage. They
k"" this step
been guilty of
have made four precincts and voting-places
in Douglas county. In these Law
rence is omitted. Lawrence and the vi
cinity around it contains half the in
habitants of fhe county, but has been de
nied a voting precinct. Lecomj.tou is
erne, and is not a sixth part as large as
Lawrence. The other precincts are lo
cated at obscure points, where there aro
a few pro-slavery settlers. The census
list is a great fraud, so far as known,
but the lists have not yet been posted up
publicly, which ought to havo been
done on the 1st of April, according to
the enactment of the bogus legislature,
It is not supposed that it will be done.
This is going to be the grandest of all
the Kansas swindles.
The White Men.
Of Missouri are being aroused to the
fact that slavery is to them n greater
curse than to the negroes. It is won
derful that, in the slave States so palpa
ble a proposition has so long remained
in obscurity from tbe vision of the la
boring whites. Free white labor op
posed to black slave labor was the form
in which the question was presented to
the people of St. Louis at the late elec
tion, which resulted in the (significant
triumph of the emancipationists. The
Missouri Democrat says, in reply to tho
cant of the journals ojiposing its course,
which raise the mad-dog cry of tdavery
"We wish to submit only one word
about agitating fhe v. bite man's ques
tion. 111s l tie latter that we aro eu-
gagea in aim not the lormer. It is the
t.rosperity and welfare of tbe white race
that we are examining, and the condition
of the black race is nut now under our
consideration. We wish to invite immi
gration of free men to Missouri not of
slaves. We wish tbo increase of tho
population of our State to come from
t 1 . 1 . . : 1
lnuubtrious ttliite iniiiiniiiaini., unei noi
to be the vicious and perhaps criminal
offscourings of tho slave markets of
Virginia and Carolina. We wish to
proclaim throughout the length of our
land room fur more. White men aro
the documents we design to circulate
white men aro the facts wo appeal to .
and this is what we call agitating tho
white men's question. The J'x'puhiiean
calls it agitating the slavery quehtion,
becauso it looks upou white men only
No Slavery in Mexico. Aecor
ding to one of the provisions of the new
Mexican Constitution, all pcrsom born
in the Republic of Mexico ure born free,
and all fcluvts touching Mexican soil re
gain by that act their liberty, and have
right to the proltetien of tbo hwt-.