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By 3SL Fields.
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Is published every Saturday moruing at One
Dollar and Fifty Cents per annum, if paid
within six months from the time of subscribing,
or Two Dollars if not paid until the expira
tion of the year. No paper discontinued until ,
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Office, in the house on the south-west
corner of the Square, lately occupied by Wm.
Dr. G. A. DYKIt,
CES to the citizens of Montgomery county.
He may he found at his residence, about one
mile north-west of Gaithersburg,
sen y—ts
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fi&r. 151. Ii- T2fiOi^p. v *on,
n A VINO located himself in Dnrnestown. j
offers his professional services to the citi
zens of the village and surrounding country. ,
Ik* may at all times he found at his office, next!
door to Mr. John randier s store, except when
call'd a wav professionally.
sep 29—tf ‘
mm®®,® > kd
hardware, yri:ensware,
Ac. Ac. &c.
j? 3s* lie pledges himself that all articles enu
merated above, with a great many others, will j
be sold as low, if not lower, than any other
More in the county or District,
jan 18 —y
\*ETE are. the sole Ari m'-. for t’. county, for '
Ihc do **f Fa ' < urr's I 1 IJ. CLOTHS.
IJNSFYS; RLANKETS, &c. which v. ill he r<-
• circ'l lu re next month, and will be sold at the
manufacturers prices. Persons w ishing a war
ranted article, will do well to wait until we re
ceive them.
ftttg 2h —tf
THE subscriber, in rcturn
ing ids •'i;*>t* J :Casiowlcdg
uLl— to !: b who hav*-
heretofore so liberally patron*:/' ' him, would
respectfully announce to them mi l the citizens
of Montgomery county generally, that he still
continues to p/o-emiie the IJOFSH CARPKX
town of Rockville, and that he will be at all
time.; pre]arvd to execute all work in bis line of
busim-s that may be intrn. b d to him, with
durability, neatne s and *h :t. h.
lie will cm; ;antly in ;tt a hand .. r-'i].])ly of
suitable Coffin Material, and fnrni-h (’o'fir.n
ol*every description, and athnd to inU;nient;
and all other business in his line, in any part
of the county, npon terms that cmnot fail to
give sati-ikt lion to all who may be pleased to
favor him with their custom.
New Shop. Fourt-house Square, one door
south < f the office of John Hpkwkji, E.srj., w hen
fie will he pleased to receive all orders in his
line. JAME \V. (Ald PI ELL.
nag li—tf
rjIIIE undersigned having entered into Co-
A Partnership for the prosecution of the
above business, respectfully inform the citizens |
of Rockville and the county generally, that they i
are prepared to render their service- in all its !
branche- to all who may desire them, upon
terms moderate ami accommodating.
All work confided to them will be attended !
to with promptness, and executed in a manner!
that will ensure satisfaction.
They will furnish ('offing of every do- 1
Bcription, with other suitable material forinter- ;
nients, and attend to burials in any part of the
county upon as accommodating terms as the 1
required services will justify.
New Shop, in the northern part of Rockville, j
nearly opposite the Methodist Episcopal Par
nonage, where all who have business in their
line are requested to call.
WM. E. PT'MPITREV, embrace' this oppor
tunity to return hig heartfelt thanks to his nu
merous friends for the liberal encouragement
lie has received at their hands, and hopes that
the new' arrangement he has entered into will J
not only secure ft continuance of the Fame, hut J
will greatly extend the sphere of his usefulness, j
nug 11—tf j
• THE lib riber will give the very high.-j
cash price for Negro*.i th.tt are young)
‘Aand likely.
Having located himself in Rockville. Mont-J
ffomcry county, Md., ho can at all times be
found at his residence, below the Catholic
Church ; or, if absent, any w ord or note left at.
his residence will be sufficient.
All communications addressed to him at;
Rockville. Md.. will bo promptly attended to. ,
aug 11—ly CIIAS.M. PKH E. ,
[THSRKBY forewarn nil poftons from I
trespassing on the premises which I
rent from Dr. John W. Anderson, with ,
cither dog or pun, or in any other man
lier, an I am determined to cuforco the ]
law against all ftu offendin''. |
(loci tf JOHN WHITE.
‘ ‘The vears of man*s life are 11 iree-scorc and ten. * ’
; Oh, weary heart! thou art, half way home ;
j We stand on life’s meridian height—
j As far from childhood's morning come,
j As to the grave’s forgetful night,
j Give Youth and Hope a parting tear—
Ilopc promised but to bring us here,
And Reason takes the guidance now—
One backward look—the last—the last I
One silent tear, for youth is past 1
j\\ ho goes with Hope and Pa ion back ?
Who comes with me and Memory on?
i Oh, lonely looks the downward track—
j Joy's music hush’d—Hope’s roses gone!
To Pleasure and her giddy troupe,
Farewell, w ithout a sigh or tear l
Rut hearts give way and spirits droop.
To think that Love may leave us here I
Have we no charm when Youth is flown—
Midway to death left sad, alone !
Yet stay ! ns ’twore a twilight star,
That, sends its thread aero s the wave,
I sec a fcrightning light from far,
Steal dow n a path beyond the grave!
And now—bless God!—its golden lino
Comeg o’er and lights my .shadowy way,
Aiul shows the dear hand clasped in mine 1
Rut list ! what those sweet voices say:
The better land’s in sight,
And by its chastening light,
All love from life’s midway is driven,
Save her whose clasped lmnd will bring thee
on 1o Heaven!
Sdcctcfc (talc.
It wus in the epoch of tlu Congress
of Vienna, when the f'atoof half Europe
J was decided amidst pomps ai d festivities
without a rival in modern history.—
1 Tournaments, carousals, masked balls,
theatres and operas, horse-racing and
gaming, regattas, illuminations, fire- j
works, everything which the imagination i
could devise, was employed for the amuse
ment of these “kings taking a holiday.”
Amid the programme of festivities pro- ]
pared by the Imperial Committee, there
figured a stag-hunt, and the woods in
the neighborhood uf Scherbrunn were
gay with the crowd assembled to witness
or participate in the sport. One person
alone, elegantly dressed and mounted on
a high-bred steed, took no part in the
amusement of the day. llis eyes were
intently fixed on Sir James llailly, an
Englishman, noted for his wrath, his
eccentricities, and his passion for play ;
he followed him wherever lie went, and
j seemed to wish to attract his attention.
“ What does this mean?” said Sir
! James to himself. “Twice my eyes
' have encountered this young man, and
! he lias made the same mysterious gesture.
I cannot bo deceived; it is intended for
me;” and he turned his horse’s head to
wards the stranger. The latter, serin :
the movement, advanced to meet him.
“Sir,” said lie, bowing low, “1 have
had the honor to meet you before.”
“ Yes,” replied the Englishman, who
was vainly interrogating his memory :
Yes, your face is a creditor which tor
ments me, and which 1 cannot satisfy by
! giving him the name that lie asks for.”
‘ ‘ You have never known my name.
We met at Moscow.”
“In society?”
“No; at the Hotel Pans Souci, and
, in public places. Pardon me if, with
only this title to your notice, I have ven
tured to accost you at so inopportune an j
hour. The importance of the motive j
will, i hope, he some excuse to a mind
so generous as yours.”
“ What can 1 do for you ?” said llailly i
ill a tone of extreiho courtesy; yielding!
to the sympathetic interest which the I
pleasing face and manners of the young
man had inspired.
“ I have come to ask for liberty.”
“ Of me?”
“ Of you.”
“ Arc you not mistaken ?” asked Sir
Janies, with some hesitation, not knowing
exactly what to make of such, of this
. singular demand. “ I am Sir James
1 llailly, an Englishman by birth, remark
l able for nothing but a love of play.”
“And for success in it;” cried the
young man. “Itis my only hope. If
I should tell you, sir, that it is perhaps
' | reserved fur you to r< scue a fellow-man I
! from an opprobrious condition, to efface
. i from his brow a mark which devotes him
to humiliation and scorn, what would!
I you reply ?”
“ Y’ou embarrass me, for I do not see
what suedi an hypothesis can have to do
with a gentleman like yourself.”
“A gentleman! Yes, by elevation
of soul; perhaps also, byedueatiou; hut
not, by the accident of birth. I am a
“You!” said Railly, with astonish -
i inent.
i VMy name is Swerbolf Fcodorwitz, j
and the estate on which I was born
belongs to Prince GolouLskoff.”
“How can I serve you?” asked Railly,
j extending his hand affectionately to the
; young man. “I would gladly do more
than pity you. Isnt let us go this way,” I
! he added, taking the direction of a path
which led away from the throng; “it is
more prudent. You know, perhaps, l
that the Prince is here.”
' ‘ Yes; but I could not choose the;
moment to spi ak to you. This evening, l
I believe the court gives a fete at the
I Uetterhurg.”
| “ Yes.”
“ You will not return to Vienna, for
after the fete you are to goto the chateau
, of the Count do Solensk?”
“ Yes.”
“To play there?”
J “ The whole night, and Goloul , koffj
will be there.”
“ I was well informed.” He hesitated 1
a moment, and a deep shadow puss, ,1
over his countenance.
“Is not that the livery of the Prince
which l see near us?” asked Sir James
“It is.”
“ lie cannot be far oIT. Shall we not
avoid meeting him?”
“With all my heart. Not that I fear :
to he recognized immediately ; longyehrs i
have passed since wo mot; but 1 could
not exchange ten words with him with
out exciting remembrances, and all hope
would he lost.”
“ Let us follow this path, then;” and
putting spurs to their horses, they soon
found them,selves out of sight and hear
ing of the chase.
“ lleij,” said Sir James, “we are safe
from observation.”
“Before going further,” resumed the
young Russian, “ I must usk you to take
charge of tins;” handing him u pocket
book. “Within it are hank notes to the
amount of a million roubles.”
“ A million!” exclaimed llailly, sur
prised out of his usual calm by the
“Take it sir, I beg of you, and deign
to listen to me. My father and I were
born on a small estate near the Volga.
The ( state belonged to Prince Goloubs
koif, the father of the Pritiee now in
Vienna. My father was attached to his
person for a long time, and served him
with such zeal and devotion, that, at his
death, he bequeathed him a considerable
sum; but, unfortunately for our family,
lie forgot his enfranchisement. My
father trafficked in furs with Southern
Russia, and being intelligent and ener
getic, lie grew rapidly rich. My educa
tion wa: entrusted to a French emigrant,
I and to his can s 1 owe all my subsequent
succo.-s; for, when I grew up, 1 joined
my efforts to those of my father, and,
extending our operations to the East, I
j doubled has fortune in the course of a
few years. Our positions as serfs excited
the solicitude of my friend, the French
man, and he urged mo to seek an adopted
country iu the Western World; blit
though I ardently desired to withdraw
my neck from the yoke of bondage, I
could not fly without leaving my poor
old father a prey to my master’s ven
geance. If l once left Russia finally,
tile . luallest uhastn an; nt for him would
l.e the loss of his property, and a return
to the rudest labors of slavery. J could
not do it. Resides, I nourished a hope
which strengthened me each day to await
the morrow. I thought that Alexander,
who, it was said, was ambitious of the
till ■ of regenerator of bis (ounlry, would
associate bis name with the abolition of
servitude. Rut all the philanthropy of
the Emperor, restrained as it wus by the
hut "till and pittile.-s uohles, produced
only the uk; e which forbhdo the indi
vidual sale of the serfs; they could only
he sold with the estate. 1 had waited
iu vain.
“ Why did you not try to purchase
“It would have been useless. The
great Muscovite lords have made a hor
rible compact, binding themselves not to
accept the ransom of a slave. Are you
ignorant that a serf of Count Keliereme
j toff offered two millions of roubles for
his liberty, and was pittilessly r< fustd!
! Yet the Count receives hut a small an
nual tribute from this man; only a few
j roubles; hut these great lords find a cruel
j pleasure in counting in the number of
their vie-sals, and absolutely dependent
! on their caprice, millionaires, whose for
, limes they could ruin at a word, i have
; borne my hard let with the fortitude of
a Christian. 1 have sought to forget it
iu hu iuess and travel and deeds of char
ity; hut now my courage fails, for 1
love--and the woman who accepts me
for a husband must accept the chain ot
“ After a moment’s pause, :.he youns
Russian resumed: “ PrineiGo' mb l:o(f,
l have said, possi . es an estate on the
borders of the Volga. It counts only
filly hearths, yet lie will not sell it at
any price. Rut the Prince plays, and
piny is with him an unbridled passion,
for which he will sacrifice everything.
In the feverish excitementof this pa-sion
ihe may he led to risk this estate. If lie
does so, he may lose. In thi., village I
was horn—my father was born there—
my family arc still there -gain this vil
lage for me—Man, Englishman, Chris
tian—under this triple title I put my
fate in your hands—-you have an unlim
ited credit over my purse—stuke every
thing—triumph at any price—if fate
should he against you, if I must los"
everything, and yet remain a slave, 1
will Mess you for having tried to break
my chains.”
“ I accept the task,” said Sir James
Railly gravely.
“ This night?”
“ No, this night eircunistanci w ill
not serve. They will play lansquenet.
Resides, I have an engagement with
O’Bearn. But the day after, 1 think,
a favorable occasion will offer naturally
i between Golouhskoff and myself. 1 1
! will not recoil, I judge by the temerity
ho yesterday 1 will profit by
“ Thanks 1 .Sir James,” saidSwerkoff;
“ and now, we must s< pnrate. Your
friends will seek you. 1 would avoid
meeting them.”
lour days after this conference, n
! dense crowd was collected in one of the
gaming halls, around a small table under
! the rotunda, at which were seated two
(players 'They wbro Kir J ones Railly
i and Princo Golouhskoff. For two day
these two bad been contending for the t
victory—now at lansquenet, now at faro, \
now at ©carte; and the losses of llailly 1
amounted to 200,000 roubles. The t
game at present was eearto, and had
been four against four; but the betters, t
becoming alarmed, thought it prudent t
to resume their stakes; they were re- •
newed by the Prince and Railly, and the i
stake now amounted to the round sum I
of SO,OOO florins
The cards were shuffled and dislrib- t
tiled, the trump card was hearts; they
were to he renewed twice. '
Fire sparkled in the eyes of the Princo, (
hut those of Railly were impenetrable.
It, was not a man hut a statue, the ex
pression never changed. 1
“Hearts!” said the Prince.
“ l have it.” i
“Hearts!” he replied.
“ Here it is.”
“ Hearts !” again.
“ Here!”
“Hearts!” I
Railly leaned back iu liis chair, look
ing with indifference on the table nt the
heap of gold, to which the hands of the
Prince were eagerly extended.
The joy of Golouhskoff amounted to
intoxication; “you will not quit playing,
I hope, Sir James,” lie said ; “an En
glishman never abandons the field of
“Never, Prince! nor a Russian eith
er. Is it not so ?”
“It is a national prejudice with ns;
but perhaps you would like to change the
game. Will faro for two suit you?”
“ Faro let it he.”
The adversaries entered the lists again.
The Prince held the hank and gained
20,000 roubles. His good fortune
seemed fatality itself. Yet the perfect
calmness ofthe Eriglisman was not less
astonishing. He pursued his object with
the impassahility of liis compatriots be
fore the French battallions at Waterloo;
when Wellington, seeing his soldiers
fall one after the other, took liis watch,
and said ; “ 'They die at so many a min
ute ; I have yet such a number of men;
it. will ho an hour before the last one
falls ; Hloueher will have time to arrive;
the victory is mine!”
Railly dealt ;u liis turn. This time
fortune passed over to liis side, lie
gained. lie doubled liis stake, and
gained again. He bad just gathered up
NO,‘tilt) roubles, when he announced that
lie had tripled his stakes.
The Prince was too good a player to
recoil, llailly still gained. Goloulrskoff
still played on till he had exhausted all
the gold and notes at his disposal. He
then proposed to play cm credit, chalk
ing the stakes upon the table. Railly
accepted, and gained three times in suc
• liy Ft. George,” lie cried, “ 1 have
gained 000,000 roubles.”
“ l congratulate you,” said die Prince,
with a ucnous contraction of the coun
tenance. ite began to suffer.
“ You will not quit playing, 1 hope,
Princo. A Russian never abandons the
field ofbnttle.”
“ Never, Fir James, as I told yon.
But, shall ive chango the game? The
air is stilling hero. Lot us go into the
garden. \uu have a reputation as a
marksman; suppose we try a shot?”
llailly, who saw the feverish agitation
of liis companion, readily accepted. Bo
sidi . , custom required that he should he
at the disposal of his adversary,
in a moment the lull was empty.
“ What shall he the stake, said Sir
James ?”
“ Two hundred thousand roubles.”
“Agreed, but I have no more gold;
and I must not exhaust my credit at the
Rank ol Vicuna, which is quite indis
pensable to mo.” i
“Then 1 will wager 200,000 roubles
against Oil • of your estates.”
“ Do you wish lo become a Muscovite
proprietor ?” ,
“ It is a mere whim, like any other.”
“And one which 1 am not disposed to
thwart. I have something of that value ,
in er Moscow. It is on the declivity ofa
hill, from which you can see admirably
! the yet smoking ruins of the holy city. ,
I have also livomiles from V'ologilo- ”
Railly shrugged his shoulders. “ It!
is too cold," he -said.
“Ah! then I have something else
which may suit you, a charming little I
village near the Volga.”
“ Here goes tor the Volga, then.
And you estimate this property ”
“At something more than 200,000 <
roubles.” ,
“ Then T add 58,000 to my stake.” i
“ Agreed ; but 1 have not the title
deeds here.”
“ Pen, ink and paper can supply them.” 1
Writing materials were brought and
the J'riiice engaged in writing to transfer
to Sir James, if tie were the winner, the !
tittle of his domain upon the Volga.
The bet was to be decided by ten shots. .
They drew lots for the first lire, and the
Prince won, and took his place.
About seventy-five feet before him j 1
; were placed, in a circular line, five small I
| cages, twelve feet apart, each containing 1 1
a pigeon. Cords were attached to the I
trap-doors which closed the cages, and ! i
were sufficiently long to reach tlio spot j
whero the marksmen stood, which was 1 1
called the post.
Those cords, by a rulo of tho game, n
were to he placed in the hands of the t
adverse party, who always stood behind
the marksman ; and, while the latter had ! [
liis eye intently fixed upon the cords, his!
antagonist was permitte 1 to agitate them ' c
and to feign tf> pull befi re doing so ; thus j
it was impossible to for- ■ e on whi'-lx; i
side the shot was to be directed; yet, it
was necessary to aim quickly, for the
bird from its love of liberty, departs in
stantly, and with an.energetic wing.
You migkt have heard a pin fall upon
the turf when Railly and the Prince had
taken their positions, and the signal was
given. The cords were agitated, and a
door fell on the left. The Princo turned
his weapon in that direction and fired.
“ Down!” cried distinctly the voice of
the official.
The same stillness prevailed, when it
was Sir James’ turn to (ire. The trap
fell. The shot followed instantly.
“ Down!” exclaimed the voice again.
“ Dill you say, Prince, that this estate
borders on the Volga ?”
“ From the balcony of tho house you
can see the course of the river 1”
An explosion was heard.
“ Down!” said the same voice.
“ There are magnificent plantations of
young trees, grouped with infinite art—
delicious fruits, lino poaches.”
“ That is my favorite fruit.”
“ Down!”
The strife continued, with success on
both sides, till the sixth shot, when
Railly failed.
“ Missed!” said the crier.
At the eighth trial, the Prince having
failed and Railly succeeded, they were
again equal, and the two sportsmen took
a moment for repose.
The Prince again took his place, fired
and missed. Railly was more fortunate.
The bet was approaching its solution.
What passed then in the souls of tho
Prince and Sir James ? It was a mys
tery beyond human intuition. To some
the approach of an important event is
announced by low, inward voices, to
others presentiments seem mere follies
and chimeras. But it -was remarked
that, when the Prince took his carbine
again, it Was without a word, without
display, without the haughty look which
was natural to him.
He fired. The bird, which had flown
in a straight line, suddenly turned.
“ Wounded!” said some.
‘ 1 I load!” said others.
“ No, no!” cried several voices.
Every eye was fixed upon it; hut it
mounted, its fight became stronger, and
it disappeared, while Railly calmly
whistled “ God save the King!”
Railly having killed the ninth bird,
the bet was decided by a single shot, for
the Prince failed again.
'The two adversaries were superb at
this moment, each in his fashion ; the
Prince, by his courage which raised him
above his loss, and Railly, by the deep
concentrated joy which lie felt in think
ing of tho serious consequence! of his
success. They extended their hands to
i atli other, and separated the best friends
iu the world, it was but an incident of
.-porte inan life, which might have its
ci>untorpurt to-morri>w.
Fill en days pa; .1. The act of ci
si*>n first made out in the name of Rail
ly, then trails fern il to that of Fes s' i itz
was fully authenticated, and Sir James
quitted V'ienna.
lie attempted to restore the.million of
roubles, which was entrusted to him,
not wishing to receive a price for an no
tion whoso only merit, he said was suo
ei-s; blithe could not resist the en
treaty of the ransomed serf. F’eodor
witz forced him to accept, inscribing
upon the pocket book these words:
“ To the men .man who has made .me
Hat imnkse. —Happiness is to he at
tained in the accustomed chair by tin
lii' fide, more than iu the honorary oc
cupation of civic office; in a wife’s love, |
infinitely more than iu the favor of all
human I rings elm ; in children’s inno- 1
cent and joyous prattle, more than in the]
hearing of flattery; in the reciprocation]
of little and frequent kindne,■:■;(•.! between I
Iriond and friend, more than iri some oo- j
eusioiml and dourly-bought indulgence ;j
in the virtue of eoutentmi nt, more than
in tho anxious aehievmeiits of wealth, j
distinction und grandeur; in change of
heart more than in tho change ofeircum-!
stances. In full, firm trust iu Prnvi-1
dence, more than in hoping for fortune’s
favor; inn growing taste for the beauties|
of nature, more than in the foe simple in- j
hrrilanee of whole acres of land; in the
observance of neatness anil regularity,
liuu. ' hold virtues, rather than iu the
means of ostentations, and therefore,
rare display ;in a hand-maidens cheer
fulness, more than ill the improved tone
of politeness; undin the friendship of
our next door neighbor, more than in tin
condescending notice of my lord duke.
Goon Advice.- Among the many good |
tilings on tho variegated memoirs of the |
Rev. Sydney Kniitli, is the following;
“ When you meet with neglect, let it!
rouse you to exertion, instead of morti- |
fy ng your pride. Set about lessoning
those defects which expoics you lo neg
lect, and improve those excellences which
command attention and respect.” This
is excellent advice. .
Hoi sKiroi.n Tiikahi ces. -A treasure
of a Husband J'arra s the baby.
A treasure of a Wife—Never asks for
money. *
A treasure of a Soil —lla.i money in
the funds.
A treasure of a Daughter--Looks the
same age as her mother -if anything a
trifle older.*
A treasure of a Servant—Runs to tile
post in less than half an hour.
A treasure ofa (look [h not h ystori -
cal whenever I,here is company to dinner. ]
A treasure of a Baby- Doesn’t disturb l
its dear papa in the middle of the night, i
A S.u> Shiiit.—A Motiieu and Giiii.n
Frozen to Death.—Tim subjoined is!
copied from the Schoharie (N. Y.) i ’atriot: |
“ We learn from John' Brooks, Esq., I
deputy sheriff of this county, living in!
the town of Broome, that on the Stli of
January, Mr. Joseph Thompson of that
town, having occasion to go to a mill \
about four miles distant, left homo for j
that purpose. His wife informed him I
on leaving that she was going to a quilt
ing at Mr. Reed's, about three-quarters j
of a mile from their residence. Her l
husband told her to remain there until
his return, and lie would call for her.
She went, taking with her thrco.cliihlron
—one a Hoy about seven years old, an
infant about nine months old, and lmr
sister’s child, about twelve years old.
. About 2o'clock, t\ M. Reed came to
bis bouse intoxicated, having n jug of
liquor with him. !fo began to insult the j
women present, and laid liis hand on )
Mrs. Thompson, when she Happed him
in the face, atwlfioh he threw her on tho
lire. A son of Reed, a young man, in
terfered to protect tho woman, when a
scuffle ensued between thorn, in which
the young man had liis leg broke.i.
“Mrs. Thompson now left the house,
it being about ti o’clock, fearing to re
main longer, and directed her way across
lots for her homo. Tho night was in
tensely cold, and when about half way
from her house the little boy became so
cold as to be unable to go further, and
laid down in the Know. Tho mother
with her babe crouched down beside him,
and told the little girl to lie down with
her. The girl did so, and they all lay
there till morning.
“Mr. Thompson, on arriving at homo,
took a lantern and went in search of liis
wife and children.
“Tho girl, wlm survived, said slm
saw a light in the house at some dis
tance from them, hut she dare not make
a noise for fear Reed would come and
hill them. At daylight this girl wa
still able to walk, and wandered off till
she got within sight, of Justus I lagadorn’s
house, when slid was discovered, and
brought into the house. When able to
] speak, she informed the family where
and how she had passed the night. Mrs.
Thompson and the little boy were found
frozen to death ; the in flint, when found,
was not frozen, hut dead. The little
girl will survive, with the loss of two of
her toes on each of her feet.”
A Monhtkk Gui.mixai,.—The particu
-1 lars of a tale of horror is given in late
Fnglisli papers. It appears that a wretch
named I’almer has been arrested in Eng
-1 land, on a charge of having poisoned
liis wife, his brother, liis trie el, und
thirteen oilier persons. His wifo, be
fore maariage, was a ward in Chancery,
and entitled to a largo fortune. Her
guardian resolutely opposed the match,
and the Master in Chancery nl-o with
held his cons, r,t for Mime time. Both
finally yielded to tho entreaties of the
young lady, ami yet it is believed that
she wuh. subsequently murdered by her
infamous husband, lie was a finished
gambler, ami a m ister , pirit, of the turf,
and liis friend, Mr. John I*. Cook, gave
liiin his fullest confidence, and yet he
suffered tho same awful fate. In the
ease of Ids brother, Mr. Walter Fulmer,
insurances on his life were effected to
tlio ext nt of £2J, lot), and then he also,
as is believed, was pois uiol. Nay, it is
stated, that the names of no fewer than
sixteen persons are mentioned as having;
| suffered death by poison, through the
j agency of the prisoner. Such a mon
ster is a rarity in modern times, and his
alleged crimes reminds in of tile Homan
Locusts, mentioned by Juvenal also of
I similar iniquitous practices in the six
\ (couth and seyenti nth centuries, which
’ have transmitted the names and memo
lies of the Lady Fontana, of Italy, with
j her “manna of >St. Nielmlas” nml “in
] heritimee powders” tho Duchie s de
Brinviiliers, in Franco, and a lioM, of
J other notorious pr.iotioerß of secret nmr
: der—down to tho never-dying execra
tions of all posterity.
It is probable that in this case, as in
most similar instances of eiime, the fir.-,I ;
| success and escape emboldened the mis- j
icrc.mt, and induced him to plunge on in]
! liis awful career. Tile motive too, was
| mercenary, arid thus life after life was
] sacrificed. It is well, however, that he
i has been detected at last, or otherwise,
. still more victims would no doubt have
been added to tbo fearful catalogue.
We-'rniiN Justice. Tho St. Louis
, Herald says that a week or two ago u
| wealthy young Tonneaseo planter took |
passage for that city at Paducah, K- n-|
lucky, on hoard the steamer llcllnn Mar,
j and on the passage succeeded in gaining I
the affections, and finally accomplishing I
the ruin, of a young and pretty girl out
' hoard. By Home means, tlio matter vast
suspected by I lie boatmen, who, through I
some of the lady pa "iigers, obi-,mod a
verification of tluir suspicious Tln-y
waited on tlio planter and tol l him to'
prepare to get mariicd or be put ashore.
on a sand bur to freeze to death; then!
Hindi! the boat fast at Chester, Illinois,!
sent for a justice, whom they pulled outj
of bed, and in a few ininutis tho pair!
were marred, und the sum of $ 1.50 '
exactoi ft mi tlio bridegroom to treat uli j
hands. When lust heard from, tho ],
newly-married couple worn at Barn urn’.- ;
I Hotel, Bt. Louis, Missouri.
] To Make Papku Kiuk-kuouk. - Dip j
i paper into strong alum water, and it will j |
I resist the action of fire. 11
Volume I.—No. 27.
Daiiixu OrriiAiin.— One of the most
daring outrages that has ever been com
mitted, occurred her'; Tu -day night last,
about half past eight o’clock. It seems
j that a German white girl, aged about
j 15 years, accompanied by her little sis
, ter, both living in the family of Mr. H.
i IV. Earnest, while returning from tlio
I pump with a bucket of water, was grossly
; insulted by a free negro named Isaiah
! Hawkins. The girl resented it, by throw
' ing the water upon him, when tlio villinn
| knocked her down, gapivd her and would
have succeeded in his hellish design hut
■ for the cries of her little sister, which
drew several gentlemen to the spot. The
scoundrel ran upon their approach, hut
was overtaken and arrested. After a
severe castigation for his insolence to
them, he was t iken before J n-t.iee Arthur,
who fully committed him to jail lo
an ucr (lie charge at tho April term of
tho court. (Vo cO rtoirn (.1/,/j Aeic*.
Tiik (broiMoM i\ Enver, \ lett'riti
the New York Journal of (Imnmcrce,
dated It,drill, Syria, Dec. 10, says:
\Ye have had serious times hero for
six or seven weeks. The cholera broke
out, and made our city of fitly thousand
souls a solitude. From 10 to JlO died •
daily, when, it would seem, almost tha
entire population had fled the city. At
last it readied my hotel, on tho outside
of the city, on the sea shore, sweeping
away the keeper and his throe children
in three days, when I de l to a village at
tho foot of tho mountains, where it in
perfectly healthy. One excellent mis
sionary and a missionary’s child have
fallen. There is no abatement of the
Chime in Cuicaiio.- -According to a
report just published there were arrested
in Chicago during the lust six months
•'>,7 Hi persons, of whom four were min
isters, four lawyers, eight doctors, and
2N2 females. Twenty-live were arrested
for murder ami attempts to murder, and
one hundred and ninety-four for being
inmates uf brothel Amount of fines
collected during the same time $27,215.
Give vui u Cim.n a Fai'eii.— A child
beginning to read, is delighted with a
newspaper, hoeauso he reads names of
tilings which are familiar; ami will make
progress accordingly. A newspaper in
one year is worth it quarter's schooling to
a child, and every father must consider
substantial information connected with
advancement. The mother of a family
being one of tho heads, and having a
more immediate charge uf children, should
hors-If Iw instructed. A mind occupied
bccmiu s fortified against the ills of life,
and is braced for any emergency. Chil
dren amused by r> a ling or study, are of
course more i oiisidcrate and more easily
governed. How many parents, wlm
have not spent twenty dollars for hooks
for their families, would have given hun
dred to reclaim a son <*s daughter who
hud ignorantly or though lie.- ly fallen
into temptation.
Fuii.osoimiv. 'What, oddities mi n a re, to
worry because limy are not as well off as
‘ licit fellow across tho street,.” Tho
richest man in town will H : forgotten in
fifty years from now, a i the mason who
built tin- Fyramids. In 1 s Ri, we attend
ed the funeral of a millionaire. Wo
visited his grave recently, and what do
you : ilppo we saw? Four bob-tailed
pigs rooting tlio soil from hie grave.——
And this was the end of liis iiifiuotiee—
a neglected grave, with four stub-tailed
pig, routing up the soil. “Ho passes tho
! glory of tlio world.”
To I'm: liuvK Smoked Meat. How
often we ure di appointed iu our Impes of
having sweet hams during summer.—-
After curcfully curing and smoking,
and when sewing them up in bags, nttd
whitewashing them, we find that cither
the fly has commenced a family in our
liauis, or that the choice parts round tlm
hone qre tainted, and the whole spoiled.
Now this can he easily avoided by
packing them iu pulvi rized charcoal. No
matter lirtw hot the weather, nor how
thick the flit i, hams will lo i p sweet.
To Make Geo. v Suiar Bosoms.
Thos" ladies who wish to see their ‘lords’
i wearing nice gh ay shirt bosoms, will do
; well to observe the following receipt:—
“Take two ounci s of white gum arabie,
powder it iu a pitcher, pour on a pint or
more water, according to the degree of
strength you ileffiro, and then, having
covered it, let it fit.md all night. In tlio
morning, filter it carefully from its dregs
into a clean bottle, cork It and keep it
for use. A laid -spoonful of gum water
stirred iota a pint of stareh made tlio
I a ual way will give to either white or
printed skirts a look of newness that rm
( thins el-c can re-tore to them after
j washing.”
Howto Dev Fimi'kivs a\i> Make
I the I’ii:. Perhaps some don't know tho
bent way to dry pumpkins. It is this:—
I “Gilt them up and slew them until they
I arc soft and dry; pound nml strain
I through nctthuidcr ; turn greasy pie-pans
! and spread it on a quarter of tin inch
I thick, and dry it; roll if. up, and put it
! away in a lightbox, e.r bag, from insects
' Each one of tin -<• rolls will make a pie.
It is very easy now to make a pio. Put
it iu sw‘ et milk, and let it souk about
two hours; put in an eg ;, a t:ibh:-spoon
ful of sugar, a ten-ap sinful of ginger, and
one of allspice; an 1 if you are lovers of
pumpkin pie, as we are, you will pro
nounce it good.
/. The Hrnatu of tha State of Gcor
g'.i, I os adopted a bill which provides for
the election of judges by the people. •

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