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111 tft i I3L. MILLER, EDITOR 1XD rUBLISHEB. THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION. 1 i TERMS $2.19 TER AHUM, IS 1DT1ICZ. VOLUME II. NUMBER 22. WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1858. WHOLE NUMBER, 74. III II I I El II I I I SI I -f 171. . ; i - -: , jr.; : j r v . THE DTDTQ WIFE. L.tbereeJOPOTBtyl ( (m bet aweet.warei breaths r , etnafe chill eVr -e pateee. Aad I kaewtbatilia " Ii i the treason, Scarcely I I fO! Feel her reey, dirrpled Safer, M peeeief tlroffc the nun, MlNriikip?Mr- Koeel beat de heabaed eeareel, m km aerir eere tVreede with thy "T toaakead, 8:riro fro- eudaifht aatil day; h Mr Inn aa MS!1" bleaeiaf, IVbea it Taeiabeth away. Ur the r wot eaeeet. Fee! hew te aiy heart aha eaitlea, Tie pearl I lere to erear. If, ia after ran, betide thee fin aaethrr ia 7 chair, Tto tor eotee ba tweeter , Ae4 her faM tku wee awa fair; If a cbarab call! thee "father!" Far owe keaetifal tkaa Sale. . Lara thy f rat tore ah, air haebead! Tara eot (net tha aaetberleee. Tall hex eoaetiaaea of her aaotbcf Vh caa call her by my aaaae! Shield her freer tha wiad ef eoiraw; IT aha cm, eh! featly blame. L11 har'aMMtimM where I 'at aleepiaf; I will aaiwar, if aba calls, ' Aad my breath, will atir bar ria;lu, Wbra my aaiea ia blcatiaa fallf. Tbaa bar aid, black eraa will brirtitaa, A ad akall woailrr wheaea it eaaa; la bar heart, wh yaara paaa a'ar bar, 8ha will Ui bar aiathrr'a awa. It ii aaia that ararr awrta.1 tValki bctwaca twa upli kcra; O.e marJl tha ill, bat biota it. If, before tha aii Jaifht drear, lla rcpeatath aaeajKalleil, Tbaa ha acate H for tha akiaa; Aad tha ri(ht-haad aural wacpbtb, lawia; law, with tailed eye. I will ba her rirht-kaad aafel, BaaKai ap the food fee llearea; . cHrivinf that tha aiidaifht watcbaa Fiad aa aMedeed raforrivaa. Toa will Bet farj at aae, baabaad, Wbra I'ei alaapiar 'aeath the aodT Aad, ah. War tha jewel (iree. at, ' Al t lere tbaa aatt te Ced. Meet . Guilt. (From the Biston Olire Branch.) THE DIAMOND RING; ' -OIV- THE ASTROLOGER'S STRATAGEM. A TALE OF BOSKET, IS 1775. BT OLIVER OPTIC. concluded. ) CHAPTER IX. THE BECEET VAULT. Amelia, agreeablj to . the inntractiofis of tha pretended conjurer,,-bad begged and entreated Waldeck to institute a rig eroos teirch for the lost ring. She had o well acted her part, that the goldsmith w fully impressed with the value of the rice he should confer by the discovery of it, J A to the fact of the ring being on the finger of John Dewrie at the time of hi JiMppcarance, he had no knowledge. The intimation he had of it. was from Colonel Powell. He had reviewed alt the irenmstancea connected with the mnrder, ealeavoiing to satisfy himlf whether, wmwtutitly with his own saftey, he coald Pjolnee the rinir, and propitiate the favor of Amelia by restoring it. The parties wtercsted believed the ring to have been the murdered goldsmith's finger ; but nld I he not say he fonnd it concealed in hop ? So strong was his desire to conciliate the yonng girl that he resolved w venture the act, and trust to circom ace to verify his statement in case tnere should be any donbt . : ; . It was the night of the day following n interview with the astrologer, that, owing bronght his mind to this resolu o.h lighted a Ustern and descended the cellar. He had scarcely disappear- hen tht door commnnicating with we back parlor, was stealthily opened, man groped his way, with a ooise J tep, through the shop to the trap w. Itwas Robert Dewrie. He was m the garb of a teaman, bis face f concealed by a boge pair of fale OBkers. While the terrible imputation nnrder was aUached to his name, he v" not for a moment his vigilance in "7 tempt to criminate the man, through J! he suffered. Having key vj bck door of the house, which he .Procured to favor his nocturnal ex ?0"i ra the cause of liberty, be had h?ti? J dmitto' himself to the house, An T? JnTose of waU-hing Waldeck. . '&. hopes depended upon hie success ?P?,nf? the true criminal. . iesL k hd closed the trP h" hr d rt stood some time near &&w9t openins:t f tt; , , Ane smgnlar movements Uora.v k MTOred Wm.that something MLl V known 10 hin WM " Wi.?1 tU.cel,ar- His promise to ret,, P-h,m wita th tope that the SZ'-t0tbecelUr nneoted W. evT tT He m'8t 1 r W the naV f . : v- 169 hon- He cared not for his own discovery ; ronIy feared to retard the goldsmith'! operations. Procuring from the table at which his unci had formerly worked, a small can of oil, he felt for the binges of the trsp, and poured its contents npon them. Thus prepared, he raised the door very gently auoui a loot, and placed a stick under to sustain u. Vautionsiy be laid down up on the shop floor, and thrust his head .throngh the aperture. ' In this position he. obtained a full view or the goldsmith, and of his operations. He was engaged in taking down the wall of the cellar, in front of the secret vault. Enongh was already removed for the young man to obtain a view of its con tents. When a snfficient portion of the wall wa removed to permit his ingress to the vault, he took a knife from his pocket and entered it. His purpose, be fore suspected, was now apparent. But Robert could not see him distinctly, for he had penetrated to the farthest corner of the vault. After the lapse of a few moments, Waldeck eraerccd from the vault. In his hand he held the ring and the knife. Stooping down he examined the former by the light of the lantern, and then rub bed it with his handkerchief as if to re move some stains. Apparently satisfied with the operation, he deposited the ring in his pocket, and proceeded to relay the stones in trout or the vault. Congratnlating himself that he had at last obtained a cine to the guilt of the goldsmith, he closed the trsp with the ut most caution, and crept out of the shop as he had entered. The position of Waldeck, decided as he was to restore the lost ring, was sur rounded by uncertainties. After closing np the vault he returned to the shop, and seated himself at the work-table. Draw ing the ring from his pocket, he proceed ed to a more minute examination of its condition. The smallest sign of blood wonld criminate him. With : brushes, and various other implements, he gave it a very thorough cleansing. He was abont to make the repairs which it needed, whr-n his attention was arrested by a slight knock at the street door. Suspending his labor, he listened for a repetition of it, scarcely believing that any one would de sire admission at that hour of the night. Bnt the knock was repeated. Iu the shat tered state of his nervous system, he trem bled with apprehension, and connected the visitation, as he was wont to connect every unnsual event, with the one great topic of his reflection the murder. - "Who is there ?" asked he, in a trem ulous tone. ' "Open the door, Mr. Waldeck." "Who is it?" "It is I Robert Dewrie !" ' "Go to the back door and I will ad mit you," answered the goldsmith, won dering at the object of the visit, as well as at the temerity of the young man. Passing to the door in the rear, he ad mitted Robert, who bad removed his false whiskers, and they entered the back par lor.. . . i'. "Robert, I believe yon are mad," said Waldeck. "You will yet expose your self in spite of all my exertions to screen yon." "If 1 am not mad, it is no fault ol yours, lint no matter ; 1 will not re proach yon ; I am in distress in deep distress. Fearful for my life, I have not dared to approach the habitation of man, in my own garb," said Robert, in an hum ble tone. "Are yon not safe in this disguise ?" "No. I tremble for my life, and wan der about half" starved, like a friendless dog." "Why not go to another part of the country, or to England V . "I am a beggar without name or means," replied the yonng man, in a desponding tone, so naturally counterfeited that the. goldsmith was completely deceived. "I offered to furnish yoo money," said Waldeck. exceedingly rejoiced to find that Robert's lofty spirit had been hnmblod: , "Will von now 7" said Kobert, In a supplicating tone. ' ' - "I will any snra yon require in reas on, if you will give roe a lien on your es-" tate, whenever it come to light" ; "God bless yon. Mr. Waldeck ; you are indeed my friend." ."I have always endeavored to be, Koo- ert, notwithstanding your unjust suspi cions of me. Robert could hardlv smother his indig nation at Waldeck's gross hypocrisy, but bis great purpose compelled the utmost ctrenmspection. - "Now, Robert, perhaps in your altered frame of mind, you will be willing to do me a service." . "Gladlv. sir. If you are the murderer of my uncle, I forgive you from the bot tom of my heart", . , . "I find you stul persist in mat unjust suspicion. "Fardon roe, I will not mention it again," said Robert, a little fearful that he might overdo his part by acquiescing too readily in his own gnilt " What can I do for yon ?" : "Yon remember on the day of yonr uncle's disappearance I will not pain you by saying mnrder that Colonel Pow ell left a ring in his charge for repairs T" "I do." reDMed Kobert, hardly able to conceal his satisfaction at the mention of atopic which be had been studying to introduce. , . , Yon remember that be alipped it n his finger and was nnable to remove it V' said Waldeck, . intently, regarding his companion. , "I distinctly remember' it," replied Robert, apparently bestowing but little attention npon the subject. , "You were with your uncle after Colo nel Powell left him 1" 1 - . "I was." "Now, do yon know what he did with that ring ?. Colonel Powell's daughter is anxious to recover it Do yon know whether he succeeded in getting it off his finger?" . . m . y Robert feeling that the critical moment of his aieioliad eome.'pansed te reflect "I saw him take it off in the heat of his anger, bnt if I mistake not, he repla ced it again," said he. "Replaced it again 1 What ! after all the trouble that had been made about it?" "I am not sure about it I was too much excited myself to observe very ac curately ; but during our dispute he was nil the time at work on his finger. My impression is'that he removed it." "It is probable that he did, for he had a peculiar talent for displacing a tight ring," said Wal.Ieck. "Have yon any idea where he could have deposited it ? I have searched tho shop over several times without success." "I have not ; ns you are aware, he had a great many places of concealment for little articles of jewelry." "lie had ; I have fonnd valuable orna ments hidden away in corners. Do'you know any particular place of conceal ment 7" "No. he r"Jy-nscd the same place twice, though, now I think of it. there is an aperture on the under side of his table, from which I haveseen him takes watch." "Under the table 1 I have not looked there; it is possible that the ring may yet be round. Waldeck was satisfied now that Robert knew not whether the ring was on the fingr of his nncle or not ; and if he did not, why no one else could know. Rob ert was abundantly pleased with the suc cess of his night's adventure, and .depart ed after receiving a liberal sum of money, satisfied that Waldeck wonld produce the ring, and thus relieve him from the odinm of the terrible crime 1 CHAPTER X: C0SCLC8IOJT. " On the morning succeeding Robert Dewrie's startling discoveries. Colonel Powell and his daughter were seated in the parlor of his house in Queen Street, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the as trologer. He had engaged to reveal the locality of the precious ring, and though the intelligent officer gave no credence to the mysteries of the science, his curiosity was excited. The seer had certainly made Home astonishing disclosures. There was a wonderful wisdom in the man, obtain it from whatever source he might Amelia thought not of the juggling pretensions of the astrologer ; she looked rrpon him as the character and mind of her lover, laboriously obtaining the means of weshing the stains from his name. She thought not of the juggler only of the lover the abused, the persecuted lov er. She regretted the deception he was compelled to practice, bnt it was in a good cause, and even her sensitive nature conld pardon it. He came. "The stars had been favora ble ;" thn coveted knowledge had been vouchsafed to him, and he was ready to point ont the hiding place of the ring. Amelia trembled at ths boldness of the astrologer she felt that he had promised more than he could perform. With ner vous anxiety she anticipated the result of his machinations. - '"Well. Mr. Rhah, reveal the locality; and. as we are not likely to be impressed by the mnmmerieM of yonr art, yon can omit tho nsual trickery, and come direct ly to the point," said Colonel Powell, with a good natured laugh. "We mut go to the shop of the gold smith first." returned the astrologer. Colonel Powell, having no objection to this arrangement, but rather thinking It desirable, the carriage was called, and the party were driven to Newbury Street ' Mr! Waldeck was seated at the work table. Of course he manifested a great deal of pleasure at the visit -" "The stars have at last been favorable," said Colonel Powell, after the customary salutations had been interchanged ; "if they restore my daughter's ring, I shall be exceedingly obliged to them." " The astrologer heeded not the officer's sneer orthe goldsmith's incredulous smile, and only inclined his head in a respectful obeisance. ' "Let ns proceel to business, Mr. Rahab; you will pardon our anxiety, if we dwire yon to hnrry the forms," continued Colo nel Powell. .The astrologer looked up and then down; assumed a mysterious air, made various strange gestures and sodden starts, all of which were regarded by Colonel Powell, with a smile of gopd humored j contempt Amelia was too anxious to bestow a thought npon the incantation. Mr. Waldeck was very uneasy, though he manifested his apparent incredulity by interchanging glances of sly humor with the officer. ' "I see it !" said the seer, in the midst of his gyrations; ""I see it !" " ' ; ' ' ! "Where T said the Colonel. : ' "Where ?" repeated Waldeck! : "Ha ! my eyes grow red. there ia blood here l";continned the astrologer, placing his hands over his visui' organs. -"Nver mind the blood ; where is the ring T said Colonel Powell.' ."The ring." added Waldeck. '. ."I eee it Mill, bnt it is red with blood." continued Rahab, pointing: to a spot, in WOH.Ua UB aiiu, auv iiuhm wvuwa.SU' Waldeck. with more deliberation than suited the Colonel, examined the place indicated, bat no nag was there. ' "The blood confused trie," laid the as trologer, in apology for the error. . Again he pointed oua spot, but it proved to d wrong, eaa a mird time, with the same results "Enough of this," said Colonel Pow ell. We are greater fools than you, Mr. Rahab. to listen to your nonsense." " Mr. 'Waldeck; laughed in derision at the apparent discomfiture -of the wise man. Amelia was so agitated at what she deemed the failure of the scheme, that she conld with difficulty conceal it from her father. The watchful eye of the as trologer, however, noticed it, and he whispered a stolen word of encouragement in her ear, which did much to restore her. "Colonel Powell, I must beg your in dulgence for concealing from you a cir cumstance which came to my knowledge last night. J hare discovered the ring ! and withont any aid from this miserable impositor." said Waldeck, Uking from his pocket the ornament. Amelia trembled again with agitation, but a glance of intelligence from Rahab restored her composure. "Ha 1 the ring !" exclaimed the astrol oger, with a well acted gesture of aston ishment. "Yes, the ring," answered Waldeck, "how are the stars now ?" "Tbo stars are red with blood ; there is good reason for the failuro of my ex periment." ' "No doubt of it, Mr. Rahab." said Colonel Powell, eximinin.the ring he had just taken from Waldeck ; "no doubt of it. the best reason in the world." "May I look nt the ring ?" asked the astrologer, extending bis hand.- "Ccrtainly you may, if you will prom ise not to run away with it," and Colo nel Powell handed him the ornament "It is red with blood !" said Rahab, with a tragical gesture. ' "Fool 1 Idiot r exclaimed Waldeck. whose nerves seemed to have a decided antipathy to the mention of blood. "There is murder here !". contained the seer, regardless of the goldsmith's epi thefs. "Let us drive ths fitfjw out. Colonel Powell, said Waldeck, trembling with alarm. "O no, don't be harsh with him ; he is a harmless fellow ; besides, there has been mnrder here, yn know." Mr. Waldeck did know it, but he very ungraciously neglected to notice the re mark. - "There is a corpse Here 1" continued the astrologer, holding out the ring at arm's lyb, and regarding it with trem ulous horror. "Whero is it ?" asked the officer, qui etly. Mr. Rahab performed sundry fantastic feats and then with a strangely marked effort at dramatic effect, exclaimed " "Buried nnder the bottom of the 'cel lar, in the north-west corner." Waldeck breathed more freely, and ex pressed his contempt for the prediction, but at the same time suggested that an examination should be made. Colonel Powell opposed it as folly. A look from the astrologer bronght Amelia td the res- cne, and she begged her father to favor the search. "I am not mistaken this time," said the astrologer ' , ' . If that simple and comprehensive word "hnmbng" was in use in those days, we have no donbt Colonel Powell made it express his sentiments on the present oc casion. Withont any faith in Mr. Ra hab's wisdom, he at last consented to the search, and Waldeck procured a conple of laborer to do the work. The party descended to the cellar, and the seer point ed out the spot where the body was bur ied. 1 he laborers commenced ' their task, while the party, not very deeply impressed with the solemnity of the oc casion, indulged in idle jests at tha ex pense of the occult science. 1 '- The laborers excavate.) the earth to the depth of about two feet ; while occasion ally to divert the attention of the compa ny, the astrologer gave directions to the workmen. At last, with an ominous look into the pit. he informed his companions that the body wonld shortly appear., Ame lia, not understanding the tactics of Mr. Rahab. was freqnentlr startled by his ab rupt gestures and singular demonstrations. Mr. Waldeck and Colonel Powell, in the absence of other occupation, stood by the pit, watching the laborers at their task. The astrologer walked np -and down the cellar, stopping at every turn, in front of the wall which concealed the vault He had fixed his eye hpon a stone in the lower part of the wall, npon which the stability of the structure aeemed to depend. It was evident, the work had been executed by an unskillful hand. On this binding atone, the astrologer occa sionally bestowed a kick, and once, while the others were looking into the pit, he stooped down and worked it np'and down with his hands. ' - Approaching the caviy in which the workmen were engaged, he exclaimed with startling vehemence "Stay ! tha body is at hand ; the stars are favorable.'.' -. . Again the jnggler performed some in cantations, and bidding the laborers re sume their task, he approached the secret vanlt. . Bnt no body appeared, and Colo nel Powell, impatient at the long contin uance of the trick, and disgusted with the performances of the astrologer, began to vent his appreciation ol the occasion : "Let us end this farce ; I shall be ashamed to meet a sensible man after hav ing made such a fool of myself." "Be patient; the body shall yet appear," replied the seer, striding across the cellar. "I ' had hoped that through collu sion, or some other means, this feKow might bring the body to light," said Wal deck.. . "And yonr hope shall be realized!" thundered the astrologer, giving a power' fnl thrust with his foot at tho loose stone before mentioned. To the astonishment of the whole par ty, and to the utter dismay of Waldeck, the wall in front of the vault came down with a crash, almost burying the astrolo ger in the mass 1 "Good Heavens 1 What is this V ex claimed Colonel PowelL Waldeck, overcome by the sudden and unexpected revelation of his fatal secret, was speechless. Amelia was startled, bnt her hopes supplanted her fears, and she waited with tremulous anxiety for the de nouement of K-ihab's plot The contents of the vault were only partially exposed, and the astrologer, leaping into the ap erture, threw hither and thither the vari ous bags and kegs, and raised the body of John Dewrie, to that it could be teen by all the party. Calling the laborers to his assistance, the corpse was conveyed from its concealment to the open cellar. "The stars are indeed propitious," mut tered the astrologer, aVj bent over the body. . "This is astounding," said Colonel Powell ; "but, Rahab, how knew you this ? No more of the stars, saoundrel ; I suspect yon are an accomplice." "Ay, an accomplice," stammered Wal deck, trembling with the violence of his trepidation. "An accomplice 1" thundered the as trologer to Waldeck. "Villain ! Mur derer 1 In the presence of Heaven, 1 charge thee vith themurderf" and Rahab's eyes flashed fire to the goldsmith's con fused gaze. ' "Oh, father 1 let us go ont of this place," said Amelia, thrilled with horror at the ghastly sight which the body of the gold smith presented. Colonel Powell assisted Amelia np the stairs, followed by Waldeck, the astrolo ger, and the laborers. "This is strange," said the officer, when they had reached the shop. . . -t I" . ... i ir.i,ii. ghastly pale with fear. "This man mfl i i i ; t j "Ti usve utcu cunrcrucu m ilia iiiuruer. "Mr. Waldeck," said the seer in a mild tone, " concealment is useless ; you, you are the atsattin l " Pshaw 1 man," remarked Colonel Powell, "yon are mad; yon know not what you say." "Where did he get the ring ?" " I found it in the shop," answered Waldeck, striving to recover his compo sure, i - "Liar !" exclaimed the astrologer. "You took it from the finger of the corpse! Ay, you cut off the finger for the purpose of obtaining it." "It is false 1 fab as hell !" replied the goldsmith. "That can easily be ascertained," said Colonel Powell, descending to the cellar. "He had scarcely disappeared, when Waldeck made a sudden movement to wards the door. "No, villain 1" shouted the seer, seiz ing him rudely by the collar, "yon shall not escape." . "By heavens ! he is right The finger is gone 1" exclaimed Colonel Powell, convinced of the truth, as he hastily en teied the shop from the cellar. "Now, I see, my excellent Mr. Waldeck, why you were so willing that Robert Dewrie should escape the hands of justice." "Yon wrong me. Colonel Powell, on my soul yon do," pleaded -Waldeck ) "I will explain the means by which the ring came into my possession." and the mis erable man related the interview he had had tile preceding night with Robert Dew rie. . . ...'.!' "He must have amputated the finger himself, and concealed tha ring in the shop." "And yon happened to find it imme diately ?"- sneered Colonel Powell, npon whom the goldsmith's ghastly face, and shaking form had produced a strong im pression. "I am satisfied : and the money yon procured for me was obtained from that vault? But, Mr. Astrologer, who are you that seem to be so familiar with this bloody business ?" ' "I am Robert Dewrie !" and the pre tended astrologer threw off his disguise. Removing the white wig and Jong beard, be went to a wash stand, and eZTaced the stains from his countenance. "By heavens! so it is," exclaimed Colonel Powell. ' Waldeck glanced at him, bnt his bat tered nerves ami wildly throbbing heart had overcome him, and Be snnk fainting upon the floor, from which he was remov ed by tha laborers. : . - , t ; j An examination pf tha cirenm stances convinced the ofScef that Waldeck was undeniably guilty. ..-. . ; I "Young man," aaid be to Robert, "I j have wronged yoo. bat the circumstances were against yon. .... - -- "I know it, sir ; I acq nit yon of any unworthy motive, replied Dewrie. "loo are a good fellow, alter ait. w m mm . , 1 T, 11 you are rebel," ana toiooei rowtu extended his band, wbkh watr readily ac cepted by the other. . . . . . n 1 . I . f "Amelia," said iioiien, -1 naro proTeu my innocence. "Thank God ! Robert, yon have," and the next moment tha lovers war clasped in a fond era brace, which Colonel Powell did not attempt to prevent The carriage still awaited them, and the party returned to Col. Powell's man sion. Robert gave a minnte explanation or the means by which be bad been im plicated in the mnrder, and the conrse he .had taken to criminate - Waldeck. Though every stain was removed from the character of Robert Dewrie, Colonel Powell could scarcely consent to the pro posed nmon of bis daughter with a rebel. Robert was now the heir of all his nncle 'a immense wealth, and thus, in this respect, rendered a fit match for his daughter. Separate them he could not, therefore he determined to permit the young man's visits while he withheld his consent to their union, an accommodation which the lovers interpreted as an unqualified per mission. Waldeck, nnable to en lure the loath ing of his fellow men. died by his own hand, and a few days after the funeral of John Dewrie, bis remains were consigned to an nnhonored grave. In the battle of Bunker 11 01. which oceured shortly after the eventa we have narrated, Robert Dewrie and Col. Powell were in the ranks of the combatants. But both escaped unhurt Before the evacu ation of Boston tbe latter was seized with an epidemic fever, which notwithstanding the devoted care of his daughter, carried him off and left her with no protector in a foreign land. Robert, in disguise, vis ited the city, and contrived to copvey her, with her own consent, to the house of a relative in Cambridge. After the depart ure of the British they were married. In the war of the Revolution, Robert Dewrie was an active participant, and at its close was a Colonel in the Massachu setts forces, hiving attained to his honors with his own good sword. When tbe din of battle was no more heard in the land, he retired to private life, to rejoice in the love of his devoted wife, who still wears on her finger the precious jewel hich established her husband's inno cence the "Diamond Ring." 0isctnant0us. THE CARRIES. DOTE. F1 away to aij aitire laad, tweet dor, ' Flj mwy aa my aatire had, Aad bear theae Kaea to my lad? lere. That rve traced with feeble baad. 8 be atarreU Macb at my leaf delay; A ream of death ahe baa herJ; Or tbe thiaka. prrtupa, thai I falieh; atajr Thea flj to her bower, ewect hi r J. Ob, ty te brr bower, aad ear tbe chaia orthe Ijnat ia oa ae bow; Tbatraerrr than aMaat ear ateed araia. With helmet apoa my brew! He friead to my lattice a ealaee briar. Eseept w We rear reiea ia kearJ, Whea tot beat tbe ban with roar aaewy wlafe Tbaa 1 to her bowrr, tweet hiri. I aball aute thy ri.h at dawa. ewe at aero, I ehaM aiae thy Tit at ere; Bat brief m a baa from eay lady lore, Aad thea I aha 11 eeaaa te grieve. I am here ia a daajreoa, te watte away yeela; I caa fall by tha eewaerara tworJ, Bet I eaaaot eaeWe ahe ahoald doabt aiy froth Thea By to her bower, tweet birj. The Richmond Eaquirer. the most in fluential Democratic paper of the South, declares : Congress Mcst intervene to protect Slavery is the Territories. Let ut put our thouldert to tht teheel, and labor ear nettly. faithfully, and prudently for the consummation of this constitutional ntcet tity. This means of course, that there must be a Federal Slave code for th Territo ries. So this must dow be idered "Democratic" doctrine. ' The Gallantry or Docolas. The New York Tribune learns that while Douglas was speaking at' Central ia, in front of the hotel, a lady in the balcony innocently cried out "Hurrah for Lin cola 1" The gallant Little Giant then turned towards her, and, forgetting that he ought to be a gentleman, grossly insul ted her by coarse blackguard denuncia tion. The consequence was that a gen tleman in the crowd sustained tha Lincoln lady, and made the Little Giant "dry op." - THAK8oi-mo"orTi Odd Fellows. As. on the 26th of April. 1859. forty years will have elapsed since the organi zation of tbe Independent Order or Udd Fellows "upon this continent, tbe U. ' . Grand Lodge has set apart that day to be observed by the entire membership under its jurisdiction, as a day of thanksgiving to Divine Providence for the unexampled prosperity which has attended the Order since its organization on the American continent ' ,' v To Boil Potatoes. Pot them into boiling water, let them remain till they are just done, take them ont and immedi ately envelop them in a wet cloth, gently squeezing each with tbe hand, till it cracks sufficiently to let ont tha watery particles in tha form of steam. Managed in this way, almost any potato will be good. " The Southern Monitor, published at Philadelphia, ia of tha opinion that Vice President Breckenridge stands the best chases for tbe Democratic nomination for the succession to the White House. , Do we - live ' under a despotism ? Wtxhington Union. - ' Yes. yon do, but we don't LonirriH Journal. ' . Cvnm fo the HsAvas. Give , thirty grains of tartar emetic ontO enrtd. ' raeMort Popular Plant ia the World, ' There ia no plant whose history show so many vicissitudes aa that of tobacco, (yitxtiaiKx Tobaeum.) Imported from ' America soon after the discovery of that 1 continent, it was received into the old world with a species of enthusiasm. It was not long, however, before soma of tha evils and inconveniences involved ia -the rue of it began to appear, and s host of enemiea were raised np against it Theologista pronounced it an invention ' of Satan, which destroyed tbe efficacy of fasting. Councils forbade it to all eccle- i siastics nnder their control. Popes Urban VIII, and Innocent XI, punished tha use of it with excommunication ; Saltan Am urath IV, with the most cruel kind of ' death; Shah Abbaa II, with peneltiea almost aa severe : Micbjel Feodorevitch Tourieff offered a bastinado for the first . offtnee, cutting off the nosa for tha second, and the head for the third offence ; Prus sia and Denmark simply prohibited : and Jamea of England, wrote against it. Finding, however, that no penalties, bow- ever severe, could check the indulgence in a luxury so highly appreciated. Sov ereigns and their governments soon found it much mora advantageous to turn it in- to a source of revenue ; and the cultiva jion of tobacco was gradually subjected almost everywhere to fiscal regulations or monopolies. Tobacco was in such . general use in America when first discov- ' ered, and was' there so widely spread, that it is difficult to come to any conclusion aa to what precise part of that vast conti- i nent is its native country probably some t portion of the Mexican empire. Aa to the precise dates of its introduction into " Europe, it has been already stated that it -followed closely npon tha discovery of . America. , , The Spaniards nnder Columbus had scarcely landed in Cuba in 1492 when they began to smoke cigars ; but they conld only folly appreciate its luxury wben, in 1018, fernantaO Uortex occa- . pied the island of Tobago, where the plant was found growing in great abun dance. Hernandez, the naturalist, was, r it is believed, the first who brought it in to Spain from Mexico, in 1539. It was ; introduced into Portugal from Florid by one Flamingo, and into France by Father Andre Thevet, or by soma friend of his, although the more common opin ion is that the first seeds received were those sent about tbe year 1560 to Queen Catharine of Medicia by Jean Nicola French Ambassador in Portugal. It was probably raised also in England a few years later, but received no notice tilt its well known introduction by Sir Francis ' Drake, from Virginia, 1585. ' In Tusca ny it was first cultivated nnder Cosmo de Medici, who died 1574, having bean originally raised by Alfonso Tornibuoni from seeds received from his nephew,' Monsignor Nicolo TornabnonL Isext to salt, tobaco is the most gener ally consumed of all productions. The annual consumption hers is on an average 16-88 ounces, or considerably more than, a pound weight to every man, woman and chil l throughout tba United King. dom. Moreover, this consumption is greatly on the increase. Between- the years 1821 and 1831, the increase was at the rote of about one ounce per head ; da ring the next ten years it was somewhat than an ounce ; bnt from 1842 to 1851 it waa three ounces ; making an la- crease of nearly 44 per cent in proportiea to the population within the laat SO years. In Denmark, exclusive of the Dntchies, ' the average consumption in 1851 waa nearly 70 ounces per bead. Hot ttua , nothing to what is used in warmceatTiew If the population of the earth betaken at. 1.000 millions, and the consumption reckoned aa equal to that of Denmark, or 70 oz. per head, the prod ace of the whole world will amount to nearly twt millions of tons (1.953.125) a year. Tb. value of the quantity thee reckoned, at . 2d a pound, amounts to above 2&.QQQ, 000 starling. London Paper. To Make a Goon Doitesttc Yeast. One ponnd of good floor, brown sagar. qnartr of a pound, a little salt, and two gallons of water. Uoil briskly for as hour. Wben milk-warm, bottle and eork cloaely, and in thirty miner as it will be fit for nae. One pound of this will to , sufficient quantity fo eighteen ponnd of bread. .. Good Advice. Keep the implements and tools on yonr farm at all times in good, repair, so that tbey may to ready for nan when wanted ; keep them in their proper place, and when not ia nae ia a hdose, nnder cover to protect them from the -weather, i Bca Poison. An onnce of quicksilver, beat np a ith the white of two egg, aol applied to the bedstead, with a feather, it is believed is the cleanest, safest, aad;' surest bog remedy known. - i . . Salt rot Sazxr. From fxperimantf it is found that shep which are fed wita aboot one-tenth of an ounce of salt daily, will increase in weight jast 4 on bis of sheep-' which are not thus regularly t<ed. To RzKGTE Freckle. Two ezs. lam- on juice ; half a drachm powdered borax i one drachm of sugar ; mix together ; let stand in glass bottle for a (sir days, Oka rob it oa the face occaaiooally. Examine yonr pickles, sweat meet, aad every thing pat away. - '