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VOLUME II. NUMBER ,19.! ;, .;
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ki t t! i" y krrf:
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Tie fflrn- flhe bojr.
I lilkl ibi ume, bot irr pl .
tint still l eoM tk hik;
Fi I tM ilx tlp.
J aft hj lb Chorck-ynl Stile.
Mr awnaitei ienui m krm. Mary, m
L'poa tht linkinf tliip;
1! (lowfti Ikjr gr, Mary,
flare pAwr to klanck my lip.
I fth tfcrofc of qaailiBf fear,
AariJ Ike mrfrkipj tarf,
Hal pale anil weak I bemble hrra,
I fioa lif oirrrd ti rf.
I oat te neet Iliy bappy fare.
Ana woe tby jleeaome anile,
Aed oily ini tin mtinj; place,
Ckue by Ike Charck-yatal ailile.
lk! vr-ar mar pau away, Marr,
Ami Sorrow loaf its atiay,
AaJ Tim is kiod, tber tay, Mary,
And lia witk kealin; if ;
T)e wnrld aiaj aaake an old aod wiae.
And Hope may hare new birtb,
And other joyt and other tiea
May Hak in to the earth;
Ifat Memory, kirine to Ih la.t,
Hkall treasare ap thy amile.
That called me back to find thy rnrt,
Close to the Church-yard Stile.
(From the Button Olive Branch.)
It Ht evening, and Robert Dewri was
rtill in his room. The events of the day
HjI male a deep impression upon, his
mini. 11'. ha.lqnwclle.l with his nncle,
livlusel lur.l wrtnl-i an I tlire.it.'nol vit
Ifnre ti him. In tlu ijni.-t of his npart
mnt, now thtit tha hut of hw passion
hi away, he rgrtte' it. Tim
todii character of his uncle rcnloretl him
M ohject of disgust to the open hearte.I
ronng man, and it was not an nmisnal
ihin? for them to indulge in harsh epi
t!iet towards each other. But the rnp
'nre of t!ut dy was mnch more violent
!iin ever occurred before.
Th.-re was no light in the room, and in
t'l? darkness the young patriot paced the"
pirttnent The quarrel did not claim
" Ms attention. He was disappointed
m b'ins nnahle to furnish the proposed j
"l for the militia.
While tlms deliberating, the door was
R'ntly opened, and a man entered the
n?m. It was too dark for the young pa
triot ta di-tingtii.h his features.
"Robert, are you hert T" said the man.
'Mr. Waldeck. Iam glad to eeyort,"
iii Robert, as he recognized the voice
w his i nncle's partner.'whom he had not
'o nis return from Lexington.
"Give me your hand, my boy : I was
4 you might have been shot in vonr
nWhoos excursion." replie.1 Waldeck,
m grasped the hand of the other.
"I was not born to be shot ; besides
jonr loyal subjects are not sharp shoot
ers. "And your uncle gav yon a lecture
' jonr imprudence, did he not? I heard
"toj1 words P18 eeri you."
VVe did hare a little difficulty ; but
" w not on that account I wanted a
.ndred P0Dnfo nd the old gentleman
"Ked to let me have it."
,'7 did yon not coma to me then ?"
. ecause my nncle has my property in
, ?PInf. nd I only wanted my own."
And a better reason was, that the young
had but little regard for Waldack
even enough to borrow bis money.
Bat where is your nncle ? I have not
aim since I overheard the quarrel."
f 1 do not know. I have not been out
01 room since."
"Strange ; he is not in the habit of ab
"ng himself even for half an hour."
a in t Ufe' 1 wiU warr,nt. Hava yon
RoW ponBds yn C0U,J 8Pare r' aid
eanr wJIlnS in the emergency, to ac
pt the proffered loan.
tertamiy : I will bring It to yon in
moments." and Waldeck groped
Lwr ont of the room. ' ' '
oon after. Waldeck brought him' a
arT.J0IlUinill8tn' money. - Throwing
oak over hi .Uu v- j j.5
to. . "oru, snonidera he descended
down tnd ,eft tbe bouse. Passing
huLt-fWbnl7,Marlboron5bnJ Corn-
Pl in Vmed P Qaw Stret. nd stop.
m " front of the etately mansion of
Colonel Powell, - With Via cloak- vnn.
ped closely around" him, he gazed at the
windows oi tflj uiuminated apartment.
Whatever his object, it seemed
him, and his patience exhausted itself.
Several times he walked np and down tbe
sweet, ana tnen with a kind of desperate
effort of his will.Tie turned down the nar
row passage way that led to the,back door
oi. tue nouse. juere- ne. knocked,, and his
surqmons was answered by a black girl.
:"Ab, ilassa Robert, dat yoii ?7 , ,
"Yes, it is and the young man
slipped a piece of gold into the girl's
nana. " here is your mistress 7
"In de parlor, massa Robert."
. "With company ?
"No, sar, no one hut de Colonel." ,
"How can f6ee her. Rose ?' ,
The colored girl gravely deliberated
npon the point, and finally decided that
a meeting could take place in the dining
room, though the parties would incur
some risk of an interruption from the
Colonel. Accord iiigly she condncted the
young man thither. The dining-room
was contiguous to the" parlor, and Robert
conld distinctly hear the conversation of
the inmate. Uut the colored girl had
been mistaken as to the company, an er
ror she hastened to correct by informing
him that Mr. Waldeck was there.
The brow of Robert Dewrie contracted
and a muttered imprecation escaped his
lips. The girl assured him she would
manage it. The gentlomen were talking
of business matters, she said,' aud Miss
Amelia was reading.
Rose was a thorough mistress of the
art of diplomacy, and she made good her
"Robert ! how could yon daro to ven
tnre to enter into ray father's house ?" said
Amelia Powell, as she entered the dining
room. "Love will brave every danger, Ame
lia," and the young man threw his nnn
aronnd her. neck and boldly imprinted a
kiss npon her glowing check, which the
maiden neglected to resent, i
"Yon are too reckless, Robert ; if my
father should surprise lis, I know not
what might he the consequences."
"It matters not ; if your heart is still
true, yon will fear no consequences but
separation." 1 .
"It-is that 1 tsar most, dear Robert,
anil her eyes beamed with that pure affec
tion which hallows and ennobles the hu
man heart.
"Yon are the same generous girl ; you
love me still."
"Love you still ! Why, Robert, can
you permit your heart to harbor a doubt?"
"May, nay. 1 spoke bnt lightly. Is
Mr. Waldeck with your father?"
"He is."
"Dots he persecute yon, as you pleased
to term it ?"
He does ; and what is worse, my fath
er seems to encourage his attentions."
A shade of anxious isolicitnde darken
ed the brow of the young man.
"But fear not, Robert ; death aIonecan
divide ns."
"Bless von ! dearest ; I shall yet prove
worthv of vonr devotion," and Robert
Dewrie took her willing hand.
"The fidelitv of yonr heart alone can
make yon worthy," said the maiden soft
ly, as her eyes dropped npon their nnited
"Why, Robert, yonr hand is covered
with blood !" exclaimed she.
The yonnj man withdrew his hand.
The palm and fingers were dyed with
blood I '
"I had not observed it before," said
Robert, as he gazed with astonishment at
the dark stains.
"You were at Lexington, Robert ?"
"I was."
"And wonnded ?" ' '
"Not badly ; osly a sabre cut on my
arm ; but it was on the other arm.
"You were badly wonnded. I know
you were. 1 his is yonr own biooti.
" No, dearest, it was only a mere
scratch," and he turned ip his sleeve anil
exhibited a slight cut ; bnt there was no
blood about it.
"Where did these stains come from.
"Indeed, I know not"
"Bot you are every day endangering
your life, Robert Promise me that yoa
ill not ensraze in this rebellion. '
"I cannot promise that dear Amelia,
even to yon." ' .
"But remember it is treason against
your King.'.'.-.
"Is it not a just canse 7 Have not you
acknowledged thus mnch V "
"I have, Robert ; but I cannot endure
the thought that yon may lose yonr life
in some affray." : 1
- "Mr duty is plain ; do not ns your
gentle eloquence to win me from it"
"I will not ; may tioa protect yon in
the honr of peril !"
"And now. love, it may be long before
I see yon again ; but be of good heart, and
all shall yet terminate in joy."
"Heaven grant that it may J"
After an affectionate adien, the young
roan prepared to depart. Tbe last words
of such an interview are generally the
most interesting : at least it was so in
this instance, and the lovers lingered long
in the interchange of the heart's tenderest
emotions. I he end came at last, ana
Amelia opened the door communicating
wkh the talL', ,
- "So, so I my cooing doves, yon have
fallen into the fowler's net this time," ex
claimed Colonel Powell, who stood erect
with his arms folded at the entrance of
the room.-
The lovers were astounded at this un
fortunate accident, as they supposed it
. . , r -s . ........ ..-..
The yonnff girl sbrnnkTback m dismay,
but Robert, calmly met the gaze of the
Onflow fal1An - '
muij SCSkllul. r ' . '
"Amelia, to jour room (" shouted Co
lonel Powell,' exasperated .by the cool in
difference of the young' man. . To your
room ; and. as fo yoa, .air' 'if yon. ever
darken my doors again, L wilt horsewhip
yon. ..r . -r
'".Dalnot 'bo Vpgr'.:' f4thr,r pleaded
Amelia' , E ' . ? .V'."'
. ' "To yonr room I disgraced ' and dis
honored !"''"'' ; -
"Sir 1" exclaimed Amelia,-" is it pos
sible that yon can use such terms to me?"
"Ay,' to you , who the devil are you ?"
and 'the Colonel's passion entirely dis
placed his usual dignity. 1 "Is this con
sistent with the honor ofa inaiden ?"
"Colonel Powell,-your hasty imputa
tion is both crnel and unjust." interposed
Robert, with dignified calmness.
" Pnppy !" sneered Colonel Powell,
"without doubt, you can honestly defend
her attions." "
"Father, my actions need no defence,"
exclaimed Amelia, all the womanly pride
of her nature roused by the injustice of
her father ; "I need no defence, Robert
Dewrie is my nUianced husband !"
"Then, by , you had better be sep
arated very soon. To your room, girl,
to your room ! ' ,
Amelia, tcartul ot tue stiile that im
pended, obeyed the command.'
"Robert Dewrie, yon are a traitor to
your King and country. ' A word from
me will hang yon. Regard for your
friends alone withholds that word.
"Proceed, sir," said tho young man,
unmoved by the threat.
"Jeave my house, sir, or 1 will give
yon into the hands of the soldiers.
"I will leave.your house, Colonel Pow
ell, bnt I Minll still dare to be true to my
country," and Robert Dewrie, folding his
clonk aronnd him, departed from the
"Coolly done, by heavens 1" mnttcred
the Colonel, as he closed the door, anil
returned to the parlor, in which Waldeck
Pinicfnally to his appointment
nel Towell went to the goldsmith's shoy
the next rooming. Mr. Waldeck was in
the shop alone. The loan of five hundred
pounds wa-s ready ; the necessary papers
were executed, and the officer with a feel
ing of deep satisfaction, deposited the
amount in his pocket
"Where is Mr. Dewrie ?" asked he.
"He has not been seen since yonr visit
here yesterday afternoon," replied the
goldsmith with a nervous twitch of the
head. "J"
"Is it posBs Where can he be ?"
"I can form no idea. The last I heard
of him was during the quarrel with his
nephew yon- remember the circum
stance," and Mr. Waldeck fixed an. nn
easy glance npon Colonel Powell. '
I do, perffi-tly well. Have yon made
any inquiries ?"
"Yes, I have lieen to every place he is
aecustomed to visit, but have been unable
to obtain any tidings of him. His bed
.was not occupied last night."
"My diughter's ring was on his finger
at the time I called npo;i yon. See. if it
is in the shop."
Mr. -Waldeck searched, but the ring
could not be found. '
"Nothing has happened to him, I trnst"
"Since I came into the shop this morn
ing, and learned he was not in the house,
I have felt the most gloomy doubts." 1
"Where is hie Villainous nephew?"
and Colonel Powell scowled at the men
tion of that name. : ' '
. "He has not been seen since the quarrel
with his nnclo. Probably yon had the
last interview with him." ' ' ' .
The event of the previous evening, as
the reader has snspected, were known to
him : indeed, he had followed Robert
Dewrie, and given Colonel Powell the in
formation which had made him a listener
at the dining-room door.
"The quarrel has not reunited in: any
thing serious, has it?" asked Colonel
Powell, with a glance of intelligence at
the other.
"No,' the young man in the main, is a
very good fellow."
"But, in his passion, has he not made
way with the bid man "'
'H"Im possible I he conld never be gnilty
of snch an act." ' '
. "Perhaps not ; but my own opinion of
the yonng fellow is anything but lavora
.ble." :;
"Yon wrong him by snch a snspicion.'
I asenre yon he is a very worthy man; and
as to any immoral or criminal act, he is
utterly incapable of it" - -
"Perhaps he is. But have yon search
ed the house ?" 1
: 'Yes, every part of it" . ;
"Where does he keep his vain able ?"
Mr. Waldeck hesitated a moment, and
then replied that they were scattered about
in various-hiding places, he believed ; he
did not know where: ' .. i '. i
"Have yon examined the cellar 7"
Mr. Waldeck acknowledged that the
thonght of aearching the cellar had never
occurred to him that it was a mere lumber-room,
rarely visited by any one.
Colonel Powell, who in his prejudices
against Robert ' Dewrie, was harboring
the most terrible suspicion of him, pro
posed to search the cellar.- Waldeck,
protesting that it was needless, assented,
and the trap-door war raised. . As they
were about to descend, two of the neigh
bora who had been engaged in the search,
entered tha ahop. i Tbej were, requested
to accompany the others,' and the four
descended together. ". "r v . '
On the bottom of the-cellar lay the hat
of the missing man.:
' "Here is a cine, at least ; let us exam
ine more closely," aajd Powell, as he
stooped over to examine more particular
ly, the snot which was Tjartiallv obscured
, j i - -
jjy tha-Jarkness -of (be cellar. .
I af m m I' fc T - it. 'i tft
vjrooa ueavent a. r is uioou i ex
claimed he, as his eyes rested eff a large
dark pool. . .
"Ay, it is blood !" repeated one of the
"Great God! is it possible 7 are yon
sure it is blood. Colonel said Jir. tt al
deck, in a slightly tremnlons tone.
"Blood ? certainly, sir ! I have been
long enough a soldier to know blood
when I see it," replied the Colonel. "But
let ns Took further."
. "Here is a knife," said one of the men,
who had been engaged in the search, as
he picked up a long-bladed jack-kike.
"And covered with blood," added Co
lonel Powell as he took the knife. "This
looks ljke foul ply."
"It does, indeed !" said Mr. Waldeck,
whose nerves were terribly agitated.
"Ay, there has been murder here fonl,
cold-blooded murder !" exclaimed Colo
nel Powell. "But to whom does this
knife belong ? that may throw some light
on the assassin," and he approached the
little window which shed a few faint rays
upon the scene. '
"Here is a name," continued he, as he
discovered a small silver plate on the
handle ; "but it is so stained with blood
that I cannot read it." . ' .
With his handkerchief he rubbedlhe
blooi from the plate, and approached
still nearer the window to read the name.
"My suspicion was not unfounded,"
said Colonel Powjjll. "The name is
Robert Dewrie:' '
"My God !" exclaimed Waldeck ; "it
cannot be."
"I fear it is too true' ; and tha mnrder
must have been committed in this place.
Now, where is the body ? Look around,
gentlemen, look aronnd, and see if there
are any indications of the ground having
been disturbed." .'
.' The party all diligently examined the
bottom of the cellar, but the earth ap
peared not to have been disturbed.
"This is singular," said Colonel Pow
ell, "very singular. Could the body have
been removed during the night?"
"There is a passage way to the street ;
but it has not been opened, to my knowl
edge, for years," said Waldeck.
The door way was examined, and there
were evidences that it had been quite re
cently opened. A light was procured,
and a more particular examination dis
closed several smears of blood. It was
plain that the body had been removed
from the cellar. A further search was
made to discover, if possible, anything
which would throw more light on the foul
assassination, bnt nothing was found, and
the pat ty returned to the shop.
Enough had been ascertained lo con
vince all that a murder had been perpe
trated, and there w&s strong presumptive
evidence to implicate the mnrderer. The
quarrel and the threat, the knife and the'
abseuce of the nephew, all conspired to
throw the guilt upon him. But even
with this apparently overwhelming testi
mony. Mr? Waldeck continued to believe,
or pretended to believe, that Robert Dew
rie could not be the assassin.
Tho two neighbors, satisfied in their
own minds that the young man had mur
dered his nncle, departed from the shop
to spread the news.
"Mr. Waldeck, I have a double reason
for lamenting this nnhappy occurrence.
Mr. Daughter's ring, unless he removed
it before his disappearance, was on the fin
ger of the victim, as I have said before a
ring which no money conld replace ; for
whose loss nothing could compensate her.
It was bequeathed to her by a dying
mother, nnder very peculiar circumstan
ces, and she values it beyond comparison.
I know not how I can tell her it is forev
er lost. These are the particulars con
nected with it and they are 6uch as to
canse me much uneasiness." .
"But perhaps, Colonel, the body may
be fonnd.'Vuggested Mr. Waldeck, look
ing into the face of the other with a blank
"It is possible, but not probable. The
villain has probably made his escape, and
it will be lone before he will show himself
again- JJy Heavens ! here he is," said
he, as he saw Robert Dewrie, apparently
ignorant of ' the painful circumstances
which the last hour had disclosed, enter
the shop. -'-.',
The you n ir patriot certainiy appeared
to be entirely unconcerned and at ease.
Nodding to Colonel Powell, and witn a
word of salutation to Waldeck. he was
ahont to pass into the bagk parlor, when
the officer placed his hand upon his shoul
der, and haughtily bade him stop, Rob
ert Dewrie turned around, and "with a
scowl upon his finely chiselled brow, was
about to hurl his indignation at the Co
lonel,, when the latter addressed him.
"Robert Dewrie. your crime has found
you out ! yon " ,. ,
"Colonel Powell, I am not to be in
timidated ; yon threatened me last night,
but yet yoa see I do not fear yon,'" inter
ropted Robert . .
"Young inan,. I accuse you oi a great
er crime than treason, .ion are a mur
derer!" "No, bo. Colonel, it cannot be true ;
do not accuse him," interposed Waldeck.
"What cannot be true, Mr. Waldeck ;
I An not understand you ?" said Robert
calmlv. bnt with an anxious dance of
OCTOBER 21, 1858.
. . Ji
inquiry at the goldsmith. '
"He knows nothing about it I knev.
he was innocent thank God he is J'
exclaimed Waldeck with apparent far
vency. , .
Colonel Powell looked with surprise at
the goldsmith, while something like a
sneer rested npon his countenance.
- "Of coarse he will deay it After all
the pains he hislikea tirtoijceal ine deed,
he is -net likely to inform against himself."
"Deny what Sir ? Will yon tell me
the meaning of all this ?" said the yonng
man with a gesture of impatience.
"Then you do not know that yonr nn
cle has been murdered basely, cruelly
"Murdered !" good Heavens ! no," ex
claimed Robert. "When and where was
the deed done ?"
"This pretended ignorance will not
avail you, Robert Dewrie. Tho evidence
already obtained leaves not a donbt as to
the assassin," said Colouel Powell sternly.
"My God ! is it possible I am accused
of the fonl crime ?"
"But, perhaps, Robert, yon can remove
the suspicion which attaches to you,"
mildly added Waldeck.
"God is my witness that I am entirely
innocent 1" exclaimed Robert, shrinking
back at the horrid thought
"Yon act your part well, young man,"
remarked the Colonel, whose prejudices
had convicted the accused, rather than the
suspicious circumstances.
"Colonel Powell,. I believe yon area
soldier and a gentleman. Recent events
have unfortunately made yon my enemy.
Yon have in rankling heart already con
demned me.. Is this just? Is it gener
ous ? . Can you not treat your foe with
magnanimity ?" and Robert Dewrie fold
ed his atssis in dignified composure, re
garding with an eagle gaze the haughty
man before him.
"Robert Dewrie," said the officer, after
a momentary pause "it is true, yon have
attempted to injure me in a vital part, but
I bear yon no malice."
"It is false. Sir ; I have never attempt
ed to injure yon in any manner. I love
yonr daughter, hut the affection is mutual;
I have not intruded myself npon her."
"It matters not now, it has already
gone forth to your fellow citizens ay, to
your fellow patriots, that .you are a mur
"Whieli is false, Sir," interrnptcd Rob
ert, with an indignant flash of his bright
"I am not your judge, bnt the evidence
will consign you to the gallows and an
everlasting infamy.
"Nay, nay, Colonel, let ns not proceed
to extremities with him, exel timed Wal
"Would yon allow him to escape ?"
said Colonel Powell with a glance of as
tonishment at the goldsmith.
"I wonld ; hut let ns retire to the hack
parlor, the people will shortly interrupt
"I wish not to escape," said Robert,
The three retired to the inner apart
ment, where an examination of the merits
of the case ensued. Robert was shown
his own knife, covered with blood. He
was horror struck at the sight, and pro
tested his innocence. He bad left it in
the shop some days before, he said. He
was next reminded of the qnarrel, which
certainly tended to implicate him. His ab
sence since the qnarrel was then commen
ted npon. But this, the young man vehe
mently denied, and appealed to Waldeck.
"Was I not in my room at seven o'
clock last evening, Mr. Waldeck ?" said
"I do not know that yon were, Robert;
if the fact can be shown, it would be
greatly to your advantage,", said Mr.
Waldeck, in a gentle and persuasive tone.
"Did yon not come to my room about
that time?" exclaimed Robert, aghast
with astonishment at the goldsmith's cool
"Not that I remember, Robert," an
swered Waldeck, with a sorrowful air.
"And did yon not let me have an hun
dred pounds f" .
"Why, .Robert, you are demented ; yon
had no money of me."
"My God ! what can this mean?" and
the young man pressed his hands on his
swimming head.
Robert Dewrie was overwhelmed by
this unexpected evidence of the treachery,
of the criminal dnplicity of Waldeck,
and for a time he endeavored to collect
his scattered senses. A sudden thought
inspired him with new energy, and more
calmly than he had before acted, he ex
amined his pockets for the purse handed
him by Waldeck on the previous evening.
"Here are the purse and the money
jnst as yon gave them to me. isnckuy
I have not disturbed either. And uoD
ert extended the purse to Waldeck.
Now God be with you. Robert ; this
was yonr uncle'a pnrse," exelaimed the
goldsmith, as he took it from him. "Here
are his initials."
Colonel Powell examined the pnrse
and recognized the letters. ' '
"The evidence is conclusive,"
returning the purse to Waldeck- "nr
duty is plain." - .
Bnt Waldeck was unw'ng to give
tbe young man into tV ja").
and. while tbey were deliberating upon
the point Robert, through a hasty move
ment made his escape from, the house
through the back door. '
Ho had taken this tep. after a nasty,
but thorough examination of his position.
The disturbe.1 state oi mo coiuuj u ,
.:.n- trM(l the administration of,
justice. Before ajury of loyalist, he would I
have a small chance of his life. It was
evident that YY aldeck was conspiring
against him, even while he was manifest
ing the deepest anxiety for his safety.
The goldsmith's denial of the fact of
lending him the money, was sufficient to
convince him of the existence of a deep
laid plot for his rnin. Waldeck had a
motive, in desiring to get rid of him.
Under these circumstance, he determined
not to abide the combined action of con
spiracy and partial justice. Trusting,
therefore, in the future to redeem his name
from infamy, he had made his escape, and
folding his cloak closely around him, he
directed his steps towards Cambridge.
Waldeck's arguments were so strong,
that Colonel Powell yielded the claims of
duty, and permitted the young patriot to
depart nnpnrsucd.
It i tk none, my ajiinrsinf
And (ladly da I Kt th strain;
1 neeer hear it bat it lrtn-a
TH wish to Hear it ranf agaio.
She breathed it to , long aro.
To Inll nji to my baby rest;
And aa sn mnrmnred. soft and low,
I slept in pear upon ber breast.
Oh, eentl tone! thoo hast m throne
Of angel tones within thy spall;
I feel that I shall lor the lonf.
And (ear I lovo the far too well.
For thongh I torn to hear thee now.
With delina; rlaoc rama deli -tit,
la after days, I know not bow
Thy plaintive notes may dim my sight.
That mother's eoie will then b still,
I hear it falter day by day;
It sonndeth like n (bantam rill.
That tremblea em it eeaa to play.
And then this bean, thoa gentle song.
Will find an angaish in thy spell;
Twill wish it eonid not lire so long,
Or had not hired the halfs wall.
Senator Houston spoke i Hempstead,
Texas, on the 13th nltimo. An account
of bis remarks in the Galveston News
closes as follows :
"He said the North had ns down ; that
the foot of the North is on our necks, and
that we could not help onrselves. He
said the North, in case of resistance by ns.
could easily take possession of all our forts
in the conntry ; that the West alone could
take possession of New Orleans, and with
an army of two millions could hold ns in
subiection. He declared himself an ad
vocate ofJ.Ua Union. He said that Yan
cey, and a- men like him, ought to be
pnt in a mad-house. He said he opposed
the Kansas-Nebraska act, and was still
opposed to it lie attributed all our
troubles to the passage of the act He
argued in support of the Missouri Com
promise, and said it should never have
been repealed."
As Editor Tight. We believe it is
rare that editors indulge in a drop,
but when they do, their readers are sure
to find them out A Syracuse cotempo
rary was called npon to record a "melan
choly event" at a time when his head was
rather heavy, and did it np after the fol
lowing manner: "Yesterday morning,
at 4 o'clock P. M., a man with a heel in
the hole of his stocking, committed arse
nic by swallowing a dose of snicide. The
inqnest of the verdict returned a jury that
the deceased came to the facts in accord
ance with his death. He leaves a child
and six small wives to lament the end of
his nntimely loss. In death we are in the
midst of life."
. A May Shaved with an Adze. Since
beards and razors were invented, says the
Abingdon Virginian, we never heard of
an innovation or improvement npon the
latter until Tuesday last On the even
ing of that day, two men in the neighbor
hood of our depot, getting into a fracas,
one of them struck at the other with a
foot-adze, and completely shaved his chin
at one stroke, without materially injuring
the meat We learn that the shaved roan
wrs the aggressor, and that the other
shared him in self-defence. May the Lord
deliver us from such a barber and snch a
A restitution of literary "war spoil"
is to be made from Russia to Warsaw.
The Polish kings had gathered for centu
ries nearly 400,000 volumes, which were
seized by the Russian army when it en!
ed Warsaw in I9D. the book were
packed in chests and stowed away nncar-
ed for. until the present time, when the
Emperor had them examined ; many were
injured or had perished. Tbe large ma
jority are to be retnrned to the IT-
ty of Warsaw, and compn- J
of great historic value.
If every stump f
gro, every tree up- " "T"
ver. and ever'g nP? tree a lash
to bco- negro to his daily toil, I
-ould vote for the admission of Kansas
nnder the Lecompton Constitution."
This infamons sentiment was uttered
npon the stump a few days ago by the
Hon. James Hughes, the Indiana member
of Congress, who challenged a man for the
avowed pnrpose of avoiding a Cght
Lou. Jour.
At the Donglas Convention of Lasalle
Cocry the first bnsinsss transacted was
to take a vote to allow one of the dele
gatea to read an advertisement of a tiolen
korte. The sagacious owner knew exact
ly where to go to find tha thief. Lou.
$2.60 PER mCM, IS ADT1SCE.
The Hone Charm, or the Great Secret
for Training Horses. .
The horae-casto is a wart, or excrea
cence; which grows on every horse'e fore
legs and generally on tbe hind legs. It
haa a peenliar rank, ransty smell, and ia
easily pulled off. The ammoniacal efflu
via of tbe horse seems peculiarly to con
centrate in this part, and its very strong
odor has a great attraction for all nimals ;
especially canine, and tbe horse himself!
For the oil of cummin, the horse haa
an instinctive passion both are natives
of Arabia, and when the hoise scents the
odor, he is instinctively drawn toward it
I he oil ot rhodium possesses peculiar
properties. All animals seem to cherish
a fondness for it and it exercises a kind
of snbduing influence over them.
The directions given for taming horses
aro as follows :
Prorura some horse-castor, and grate it
fine. Also get some oil of rhodium and
oil of cummin, and keep the three sepa
rate in air-tight bottles.
Rub a very little enmmin npon your
hand ; and approach the horse in tha
field, on the windward side, so that he
can smell the enmmin. The horse will
let yon come np to him then without
trouble. .
Immediately ruh yonr hand gently on
the horse's nose, getting a little of the oil
on it. Yon can then lead him anywhere.
Give him a little of the castor on
piece of loaf sugar, apple, or potato.
Put 8 drops of the oil of rhodium intq
a ladies' silver thimble. Take the thim
ble the between yonr thnmb and middle
finger of yonr right hand, with the fore
finger stopping the month of the thimble,
to prevent the oil from running ont whilst
you are opening the month of the horse.
As soon as you have opened the-horse's
mouth, tip the thimble over upon his
tongue, and he ia yonr servant He will
follow you like a pet dog.
Ride, fearless and promptly, with yonr
knees pressed to the side of the horse, and
your toes turned in and heels ont ; then
you will always be on the alert for a shy.
or sheer from the horse, and he can never
throw you. If yon want to teach- him
to lie down, stand on his nigh or left side,
have a couple of leather straps about six
feet long, string up his left leg with- one
of them ronnd his neck ; strap the other
end of it over bis shoulders . hold it ia
yonr hand, and when yon are-ready, tell
him to lie down, at the same time-, gently,
firmly, and steadily pulling on the strap,
touching him lightly on the knee with a
switch. The horse will immediately lie
down. Do this m few times, and yoa can
make him lie down without the straps. '
He is now yonr pupil and your friend.
Yon can teach him anything, ooJy be
kind to him, be gentle. Love him, aad
ho will love yon. Feed him before- yoa
do yourself. Shelter him well, groom
him yourself, keep him clean, at night,
always give him a good bed, at least a
foot deep.
In the winter season, doo t let toot
horse stand out a long time in tbe cold,,
without shelter or covering ; for remens-.
ber that the horse is a native of a warm
climate, and in many respects, his con
stitution is as tender as a man's.
To Brixo thb Dbowket To Lira.
Immediately, as soon as the body is re
moved from the water, press the chest
suddenly and forcibly doumtrard and loci'
ward, and tiulanny discontinne the pres
sure. .Repeat tbis wUAout xnlemtptw,
until a pair of common bellows caa be
procured. When obtained, introduce tbe
nozzle well npon the base of At tongut.
burround tbe mouth with a towel or
handkerchief, and close it Direct a by
stander to press firmly npon the project,
ing part of the neck, (called Adam's ap-'
pie,) and use tht bellow actively. Then"
press npon the chest to expel tbe air from
the lungs, to imitate natural breathing'.
Continne this at least an hour. nnless,
sign of natural breathing come on. .
W rap tbe body in blankets, place it
near a fire and do every thing to preserve
the natural warmth, as well as to impart
an artificial heat if possible. Everything
however, is secondary to inflating the
lungs. t3T Send for a medical man im-
Avoid all frictions nntil respiration
shall be in some degree restored.
r w.. f-.. Pour;-
boiling water over l- toea in order,
to remove tV 'ben weigh them
ami P'" 10 Bton9 Jar W1'b as
ich sogar as yoa have tomatoes, ' and
let them stand two days ; then pour off.
the syrup, snd boil and skim it till no.,
skam rises. Then pour it over the toma-'.
toes and let them stand two days as before, '
then boil and skim again. After the
third time, they are fit to dry, if tbs
weather is good ; if not let them stand in
the syrup until drying weather. Then
place tbem on earthen plates or dishes,
and put them ia tbe snn to dry, which
will take about a w eek, after which pack ;
them down in small woodsn boxes, with (
fine white sugar between every layer.
American Farmer.
Whoophiso Cocoh. A tea-spoonfal of
castor oil, with a table-spoonfol of no!
lasses, to be taken when the. cough isi
troublesome. Live on a light , vegetable ,
... -as . .
aiec Always aeep toe bowels open.
- ) mcii
. Stir Poland starch with . i
candle and it will not stick to
and will be much nicer.' "
the, iron,'

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