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VOLUME XIH. MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, TOESDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 15-18. KUMBER 4. II. BELL, editor akd rnorRiETon. JOSEPII H. BARRETT, ASSOCIATE EdITOE. TERMS OFVOIXME XIII. Villago snbscril.crs, - - - - f.OO Maillubscril-ers.wimtathcState, - - - JwO If notpsidwithinthc vcar - - - - - 51,75 Mil subscribers out of thc Statc, - - - S2.00 Jjnliridnals and Companieswho takeat thc omcc, $1,50, or Sl,75 if not paU within tlie year. Those who take of 1'ostridcrs, - - - - S2.00 lf not paid at thc cnd of tht ycar, - - - 52,25 JTo papers discontinucd until nrrcaragcs nre paid, exccpt at the option of the proprictor. "o contract with, or payment made to Carricrs, cash, keeping, or otherwise, allowed, cxccpt ajscnted to bv the proprictor. " All conimunications must bc addresscd to thc editor Post Paid. JUSTUS COBB, Pkinter, DT WHOM AIX K1XDS OF EOOK AND JOB miST ISO -WJLI. BC EXECCTED OS S1IORT SOTICE. DIRGE FOR AX 1XFAXT. HY J.EIG1I UVXT. He ii dtad and gonc a flower Jioni aud withered in an Jiour. Coldly lies the dcath-frostnow On liis little rounded brow ; And the scal of darkness lies Evcr on his shrouded cycs , He will nevcr fecl ngain Tonch of hnman joy or pain; Kevcr will liis oncc bright eycs Open with a glad Eurprisc; " Iv'or the death-frost leavc his brow All is ovcr with him now. Vacant now his cradle-hed, As a ncst from whcnce hatli fled Somedear little bird, whose wingj Rest from timid flnttcrings. Thrown asidc the childish rattlc; Hushed for aje the infant pratile Little brokcn words that could By uone else le undcrstood, fiare the childlcss onc who wecps O'cr the grave where now Iie sleeps. Closcd his eycs, and cold his brow AU is OTcr with him now. Tcrkish Jest. ThcKlioj.ib oneday stole in to a gnrdcn, aisd bcgan to plunder it. He filled a fact with tnrnips and carrots,and then bcgan to thrust thcm into his bosom. In the midst of his work lie was surpried by thc proprictor, who fu lioualy ran up, aud scizing him.cxclaimcd, "what do you want here?" The Khojah, at first quitc confonndcd, at length mnstcrcd couragc, and .aid, "A vcry violent blast of wind caiigbt me up, whirlcd rae through thc air. and tumblcd mc down hcrc." "'Vcry wcll," said the gnrdciicr; "but (point iiijj to thc vegctables) wl.ence camc those ? "Why,'' said the Khojah,"thc wind was so exceed iugly vioU-nt tbat it tosscd me about, and to ftcady myself 1 grasped thcse in my hand.' '(Jood again,"said thc gardcncr,"bnt canyou tcll rae who filled tbe sack V "Ah V rcplicd the Ivlio" jj'i, "I was considering how that qucstion should l3 anjwcred, whcn yoit camc." A TOUGH CUSTOMER. Thc toushc?t rus'.omcr I know, ia old Bil ly R.wholiveaonihcTennesscc River,"sonif vhur" on llie mpids Unoivn as Muscle Slionls. ilc is the " lieroof a hundrcd fiuhts," bciih wilh',6itr" nnil otlicr ' varinHit,"anJ with ' numn.fi crittct". Alihougli pnst (ifiy, yct he appcnrj as hnrily and active as cver. VVell. one nihl al a ' Possuni Supper," Cwc ilon't jjct oystcre thcrc oflen,) whcre inosi of us boys vcrc congrcgated, the ron vcrsaiion hiipppnetl lo tuni upon this old Tel l.uv, nnd one of onr pany, ihc "-bcsl" man a inon; us, o(Tcrcl to heta ''tcn spoi" he could knnck Old rjilly ovcr tviih a blow froni his tist. Thc hct was nrxcpted ' in conrsc," and he was to try it ihc first opporlnnity. Oac was nol toiijj wanting. An itiuernnt Phrc rtdldgiral lecturcr hnppcnedalonir, nnil evcry hody, incliiding Old Uilly. aticnded the lcc tnrc, ivliich was JieU in n building, used fora tneeiing-house, EchooJ-houe, nnd lown Imuse. Our "Btriker"6t;tioned hitnsclf nenr Billy, who was stanoing ncar tlie door, and putone ofhisfriends ncar thc " chanddtcr," which consistcd of six tallow tlips stuck in lioles bored int pieceofrail.and wassuspcn ded from the ralters. At Ihe givcn eignal 1owd came the chaiidplicr, lcaving us all of coursc in darkncrp. Koiv was the long-look-ed forchance.; our"striker"braccd himsclf doublcd his fisis set his tcelh, nnd hit Billy a "sockdollagcr" under the ear. This mighty efiort was produclive of a very small resuh. It inerely dreiv from Old Billy a " Look out, grnlUMr.x Iiekeerfulvhar you pokc your tlloKS : "--New York. Spiril oj tht Timcs. GOOD NATURE. Xolhing is more valuablc, that is so casily purchascd, thau good nature. A man ofa pleasant disposition fmds friends CYerywhcre, and makcs tricnds where pcoplc ofa eontrary rtature sce only eneinics. Good nature is one of the swcetest gifts of rrovidence. Likc thc purc sunshinc, it gladdens, enlivens, cheers. Inthe midst of hatc, revcngc, sorrow and ies pair, how glorious its elfects. You can sec its operation on evcrj- countenance hear it in arerj- voice, and fecl it in every scnse. Eichangc Paper. ST Xot quite so fast, my good fricnd. Your good nature will very likcly bc imposed up on, bcTore you get half way homc to-night and ifyou do not assume a somcwhat difierent tone, your wife, you may depend, will take the reins out of your hands, and your babicswill laugb. at you. AVc know some pcople whose good nature has been thelr ruin. 53 In a 'lottcr from a sick room," alluding to tbe distinguished persons, who have taken up their abodes on the banks oftheHudson, Mr.N.P. WUissays: "IIow the celebritics are sct along on that bnnk of the rivcr only, likc tbe big buttons on tbe singlebreastedcoatof anold Knickerbock cr! Forrest is building twcnty mile? from town ; Irving lives twenty miles above; Paulding, Verplanck, Morris, and TclegrapU Morsc, at the proportionate distances farther on Van Jiurenand Clairvoyact Davis bcdecking, on tlio samc side, the uppcr regions of thc nver, From the Model American Conricr. THE CAUCASIAN LOVERS. TK.OfSLATED BT CASrAR BRUCnnATJSEN. Araong the inhabited districts ofthc Caucasus, to the west of Astrachan, the Great and Lesscr Cabardas are distin guished by feriilitrofsoil, luxurious growlh of wood, and the bcautiful forms of their inbabitants. The Great Cabarda is occu- pied by iour tribes, which bear the family name ot their I'rmces: the Atatuks, An sosts, Beekmirzans, andKantukins. Their domicils extend down to the Caspian Sea. Nature has done niuch for thesc Circas sians of the mountains. and not Iess tlian their ralor and wondcrful strength of bo- dy, dcrended thcm agmnst hostue incur- sions;but, alas! the rageof intcrnal feuds allows thcm but little to cnjoy the adran- tagcs of their situation. In the year 1804, the Atajuks united with their neighbors to carry on war with theKiski.who Jireinan easterly dtrco tion, lngher up m the mountains, along the banks of the Sundja. Atajuk set out with three thotiirand horsemenof the clan, which was named after his ancestors. Only women, old men, and childrcn, with a few warriors, remained in the habitations scattercd through thc valley, atnong which the res idence ofthe chief was marked by a Iarg er nutnber of out-buildings, and a inorc nutncrous hcrd ofyoung horses inlhead joining meadow.- The chief was a widower ; his only off spring was a datighter, Eunitzah, ofthe agc of sevcnteen, the most bcautiful ofall thc fair Circassians. Iler dazzling whitc- ness, her perfect forin and gracefnlness, re.liercd the radiant bcauty and regulari ix of hcr fcatures. Four days passed before news arrived ofthe e.xuedilion arraiiist the Alountain- eers. On the fifth day, when Eunitzah with the first raj ofthe morning sun, full of anxtety. had leftthe house, and in com pany ff her maids, had none into a piece of woods surrounding it,accidentally look- ing lowarus the rivcr, wlncli meandercd through thc pasturc grounds, she cspied a warrior carried upon a bier near the bank. Four horsemcn accompanicd him ; silent ly they procceded on the path, which Ieads to the Prince's rcsidence. Uttering a cry of tcrror, she ruslied down the hill ; for thc wounded man, she surely thoughtwas hcr fathcr. She arrived at the very mo mcntwhen the bier wis set down near an out-building. Presently she recognized Alatnir, ajoung officcr ofthe Prince's traiti. ''Rejoicc, Eunitzah," said the wounded warrior, in a feehle voice, "the victory is ours. Ataiuk will vet to-dav press vou to his heart " "I shall rejoice," rcplied the Princcss, "if Alamir's wounds are not alnrming. 1 will send aid." Soon appeared an old woman, experi cnccd iu the use of herbs, drpssed his wounds and adtninistcrcd a dccoction of simples, which procured him a decpslecp. In the evcniug before sunsct, the sound of arins aunnunccd the return of the Prince. Atajuk's firft busifiess was to visitthe ofiicer. Ilis daughter followcd him. The nurse dcclared the wound not fatal. "Praiscd be the Prophet!" exclainied the Prince. 'My child, bless Alatnir. He receivcd the stroke directcd against me. Noble youth ! I give to thee three horses and a completc arw- r, and my htart will be open to thee." Alamir had distinguished himself in several actions ; pcrhaps, however but fnr thcardent love which he bore this daugh ter ofthe Prince, he would not havcshown daring, which thrust him on the enemics who had attacked his chief. This secret passion had nevcr bef n revealed to the beloved object, he scarcely contessed it to himself. Cculd ihc daughter of the Prince give her hand to a conimon war rior I Ilubit and custom ofthe country prohibited such a connection, and habits are more respectcd with those barbarous naiions than laws are obeyed among the civilized. Thtis uo ray of hope lighted up the gloomy mind of Alamir. Although he was one of ihe handsomest men of the tribe, Eunitzah had looked upon him with an indifferent eye; buthence her purc fil iallovc called inccssantly before her mind the itnage of the pale warrior whose breast had served as a&hield for her parent, and love stole into herunguarded heart by the way of gratitude. When she became conBcious ofthe sentimenl, she sighed, she wept, horror thrilled through her bosom ; she could not refrain from sayiog to her self "An insurmountable wall separates me from him whom I love ; even the con solation of doubt, of uncertainty, is not left to me. Ancient usage rules sover eign over princes and warriors, rich and poor, old and young. No, no, Eunitzah can die, but never be united to the war rior who saved her father.'" These and similar thoughts filled hersoul, and rcasoti would nol admit a single ray of hope. Atajuk reviewed his warriors in au open platn. Eunitzah walked unperceived in to a grove of rhododendron intcrsccled by a brook. AIso Alamir had retreated to its shade, absorbed with llioughts of his love. Discovering Eunitzah. he endeavors to flee, and his strength fails him, he wavers and sinks at her feet. "Why dost thou try to avoid mel" she commenced speaking. "I love thee ! Twice the Ieaves of tke trees have drop ped since I first saw thee; but I did not love thee. Thou has saved the Iife of my father, and the waves of the great s?a are not so moveable as is my bosom when thinking of thee. Why wilt thou flee from me?" "Dare I believe it?" cxclaimed the young warrior ; "my dream oflast night, in wbich I saw thee addressing to me the same kinu words which thou hast now pronounced my dream is not mere fans cy : thou lovest me, thou torgivest rae l "I forgive thee, I love thee 1 But nev cr will our hands be entwined in each other in 'the holy nrove. Thou knowest not to whom I am afTianced." "Oh, do not call .the hateful name 1 All my blood revolts against it." Yes, rather death than such a mar riage. I will spcak to my father ; he shall know for whom my heart beats. At aiuk ! I shall saj to him, either my win- dow must open for your delivcrer, or the grave will receive your only uaugliter.' Her Iips touched the breast of Alamir, and bhe disappcared in thc thicket, fleet er than gazelle, spedier than the hind be fore the arrow of the hunter. Day passes after day, but Eunitzah ven tures not to spcak of hcr love. Atajuk observes his daughter withering away like the flowers of the field. 'AIy child, says he, "has Allah touched thee in his wrath? Why do thy tears How 1 I will give up my flocks, my most splendid arms, torccall a smile to thy lips, color to thy cheeks, to hear again thy mer ry ditty ring in the mountains and val leys." "O, father,'' answered Eunitzah, "what is the use ofriches? l'overty is what I covet ; for poor is thy delivcrer." "IIow, Alamir V "He is the beloved one of mj soul; for him I will die." Struck with this avowal, the prince cov ered his face with his hands. His daugh ter thinks him angry; he is only affected. He loves Alamir like a son since the day he saved his Iife; whcnce shall he take courage to reproach his daughter for hcr feeling? ? He becomes sad and pensive likc her ; likc her he eecks solitude. When he mects Alamir, he accosts him : "Youth, why didst thou .not let mc be picrccd by the iron ofthe cnemy ? Thou hast saved my Iife, and precipitatcst my daughter into thc grave." "My prince," rcspondcd Alamir, seiz-. ed with ahrm, "1 will mount my charger and hurry into thc large forest, and thou shalt never see me again." "My daughter would followthec." "Command, and I ill plunge into the torrent of the stream, even blcssing the parent of Eunitzah." "My daughter wouid rush after thee. Eunitzah is gcntle as a dove; but her heart is fierccr and prouder than thc glancc ofthc eaglc. No more of despair 1 Nev er will the nuptial hymns be sung for my child." "Command, Atajuk, and I will ohey thee faster thau the thunder does the light- ning " "What can I want thee to do ? No human arm draws thc arrow which pene- trales Eunitzah's bosom, hcr hand is promised to the son of our ally, the chief ofthe Bcekmirzans, wlm.is more powet- ful than our clan and boasts of a numher of horsemen as superior to ours as the large river is to the little stream. Soon theday will come when I must fulfil my promise, or I will see a lnrest of lances raiscd onyonder hill. Alamir, thy prince is very unhappy. Why didst thou save him from death"' "O, that my death" "No, the Iife ofmy daughter art thou, whom I dare not call my son." No ray ofhnpe appeared to checr thcm. Ata juk, perhaps, by his infiucnce, by the veneration paid to his authority, might have appeased the prejudice of his natiou, and could have givcn his daughter to thc warrior who saved his Iife the old men rccollectcd a precedent but how escape the wrath of the allicd prince ; who was capable of the most terrible vengence ? how sacnfice the interest ofthe country to the interest of his family ? When the Gircassians are not at war cither among themselves or with the Rus sians, thcy combat the nnimals of the for est cxcitemeut seems a natural want to this people. Atajuk started on a hunt of the boar, accompanied by thirty men. Alamir wasof the party. Unfonuiiate- ly, eagerness in chasing the gaine led them bcyond the limits of their usual cxcur- sions. i ney met a corps oi tossacus, by far superior in number. The nature of the ground rendered flight difficult. An ar.tinn commenced. Atajuk tell picrced by the first bullcts of the enemy. A ter rible couflict folloivf d the first firing. Al amir performs wonders of bravery to save the corpse ofthe prince; for, like the ho rocs of the Ilias, the Qircassians never permit their dead companionsiu arms to become a prey to the foe. He succceds, after having killed three Cossacks. Profiting by the disorder, in which his courage had thrown the enemies, he char ges his stccd with a double burden, nnd Ieaves with his small retinue. The Cos sacks soon gave up pursuing the warriors of Caucasus on their dangerous roads uns knovvn to them ; nor would the attempt have availed, ou account ofthc swiftiiess of the Circassian horses. Alamir sends a messenger in advance to announce the calamity tothe princess. He stops at a spring to cleanse thc dead body ofthe chief from blood and dust. Erelong the cry of lament is heard. Every body hastens to the path whirh leads to the spring. Women, children, old men, warriors, break out in wailing. Amidst the disconsolate crowd standb Eunitzah in her grief, like a young oak struck bv lirrhtninf. The women sur- I J O O rounding her can hardly restrain the out . burstingsof her grief. Sobbing, she throws hcrself on the corpse of her father, and in a tone of reproach she exclaims "Alamir! Alamir! why has thy cour age not saved a second time the Iife of thy prince." "Eunitzah," replied the young hero, "the discharge ofthe gun is quickcr than steel. Why did the hullct, which killed thy father, not hit mel But I have re venged my prince, and thou canst wet with tears his grave." Slo wly they procee 1 to the house. Eve" ry one contests the honor to carry the mortal remains of Atajuk. The day after the funernl an assembly of the people is called to decide the fate of the lovers. The old men decree, that Eunitzah, agreeably to the former con. tract, be married to the son of Beekmir zan, and the young chiei be declared prince and successur of Atajuk. In vain Eunitzah protests that it was impossible for her, to have the nuptial songs so soon pucceeding to the dirge. In objection to her refusal, the Council represents to her the necessity of electing a new chief, and thc fear of a war with the Russians or Alountainecrs. Eunitzah yields apparcntly, and the fe rocious Ormiassin exults in joy ; he be lieves himself already in the possession of the most beautiful maiden of ihe valley, the rich domaiu and power'of Atajuk. The day is appointed, to-morrow the ancient Ieague of both tribes is to becon firmed by a new alliance satisfactory to all desires and interests. The young girls are busy to ornamcntthe dwellingof Eunitzah with garlands of flowers. The young warriors run from place to place, mingling amorous ditties with the sounds ofthe musical band at their head. Ala mir is their leader, and his gaiety surpas scs thc joyousness ofall. The shndows of night interrupt the noi sy preparations of a ceremony which is to commence with the first rays ofa new sun that is lo grcet both tribes united through thc youthful couplc in the holy grove. Accordingto the ancient custom of this people, the night preceding the marriage is to bc speut in devotion and praycr ; to indulgc in slcep would bcdeemed impious. Eunitzah drcsscs in the virginal robc, and winds a wreath of innocencc in her hair. Next to thc apartment in which she keeps lonely vigils,- are her playmatcs in the finest attire. Every hour Eunitzah makes her voice heard, and recitcs some verses ofthe hymcneal aong, which arc tcspond ed to by hcr companions. Then all be comes again silent until thc next hour. White the choir answers the second time, Eunitzah opemi thc door and calls in a child that is affectionately attachcd io hcr. she says : "My head burns, I must take the air Remain here. I canuot go so to the holy grove tc-morrow. Come, my darli'ig ! take my place, and when my playmales sing thcthird versc, answer, imitating my voice. Pay attcntion to the hour glass. Before thc first dawn of morn I shall be back again." The child, proud of the confidence of her mistress, takes her place. Jiiunitzah wraps herself up in her veil, conceals a dagger in the folds ofher garment, es capes through the window, and procecds towards the holy grove. Dark is the gight its silencc is intcr ruptcd by the nuptial song dying away in thc distancc. She has passed most of ihe woods the dwellings are out of slght the forest receives her. A wide path brings her to thc hurst dcdicated to the sacred celebration. Nobody is allowed, under penalty of death, to cnler it except on festival days. It is thcre that she is tobc united tothe dctested Prince. She enters the sublime temple, whose ceiling is formed by oak branches entwined togethcr for centuries, impenetrable to the beams of the sun. Darkness surrounds her she gropes her way. Presently a hand seizes her it is Alamir's hand. "Eunitzah, my spouse, my love, let us haste to flee !" He lifts hcr upon his steed, who trcmblcs for impatience, mounts himself, and soon rcach es tlie mountains which command the dwel lings. The spiritcd horse seems to have a pre sentiment ofthe dangcr which threatcns his mastcr; though carrying a double load, he speeds, as never before, in his coursc. Eunit zah twines hcr arms around her lovcr, whose heart palpitates twice as violently under the datling band. Since tbe lovers bad dctcrmincd uponfl;glit, Alamir, under tbe prctext of hunting, had cx plorcd the road which leads to the first Rus sian station. He fcels no anxicty love seems to clcar his patb. The white stripe on the sky announccs the approaching dawn. Alamir slackcns tbe pace of his steed , he wants to favor him, and hus band the strength of his dclicate companion. He stops, saying: " We are safc, Eunitzah ! Take a short rest. Spcak, love 1 Thou knowest the young girls enter thc room of the bride only when thc ro sy air indicates the morn. Wc have made a goodly distancc wc have gained two hours o vcr those who perchance ' might rjursue us. Press me closer to thy bosom I 1 rom thc top of thesc mountains I have scen thc floods of the Cuban. Alytaithful Zenir, after tbis.pause will carry us ilying to tbe Russian sbore 1" Eunitzah smiles shegrasps firmertbe hand of Alamir. when hesuddenly alights, casts with his head bent forwards, a retrospect glance to the way already made, and his ear discovers a distant noise. " Alamir 1 it is tho murmuring of the water all, which is heard alar in the stiuness ot tne night." ' That I hear too, but ofbcr sounds mingle with it." He lies down on the ground, and scizcd by panie, he rises after a rninutc. " I am not dcccived, the ground resounds ' i . t i. . : . wiin me ireau oi iiorses. vve are pursucd Thy slavc has bctraved thee." "JSo, co. The poor child hasbccn OTer- come by slcop. Let us flee V " On Zenir!" cried Alamir, "and if it must be, die, atter havmg rcseued Eunitzah. Ihe charger rushcs along the path but gradually yields to light, and Luuitzah descries tbe warriors pursuing her. " Alamir," she says "there they are ! wo are lost !" He measures by one glance the urgcncy of tne uanger. nowever mucli lie may spur his steed, he will be ovcrtakcn. Only a few niin utcs, and both will i'all into tbe hands of their bittcrcst en.cmies. At a depth of80 fcct he- 10 w nim tne nver rolls it waves. Alamir looks at tho precipicc with a painful shuddcr then suddenly seized with a thought worthy of his courage ana uis love, ne turns to his oeloveu one: "Eunitzah! thou seest those rocks thou scest thc rivcr yondcr shoreis our only hope! Hast thou sufficient courage to plunge with thy lover into the abyss L,ook ! Ormiassin ap- proacncs : " Rather death than that ferocious warrior Tarry not. Even if a stream of flamc were rolling bcneath, I would rush down with thcc!" 'Alamir hesitates no longer he covcrs the ej-es of his tiusty steed. " Close tishter lo me, that our bodies be on ly one bodr, and our lnmds only onc mind!1 -then he winds his iong girdle around her waist, turns his horse, and ndcs towards his pursucrs. Ibey see it with astouishment when climbing thc mount, nndimaginc Alamir discouragcd, would dchver bimsclt up to thcm. ic was uone only to gam a ucttcr ouset. oud denly throwing his stccd around, extlaiming "Eunitzah ! close thiue cves !" he rushes down into the rivcr ! Horse and ridcrs disappear under the water! Who would have bclievcd it ! The Circas sian stccd, as if animatcd by a miraculous pow- er, cmerges trom the uecp, and strugglcs with the stream ! And thc lcan has not scparated the lovers I The pursucrs, at first slunncd atsuch tcmcr- itv, rain bullcts at the fusitives. In vain a god seems to protcct the lovers and the faith- iui norsc ajainst laiaiur. s.cmr or uu lasi eflbrt "ains thc oppositc shore. Alamir and Eunitzah fall prostratc to their knccs, full of gratitude towards the Almighty. But. alas ! a new danscr awaits thcm. Thc Cossacks heard the firins of the Circassians. The whole linc is alarmed, and a troop gallops towards the rjlace ofthe rcnort. At a distance they pcrceivc a horseman on the left bank of the nver. i ho cry is hcara : "licrc tiicyare : ther cross the rivcr!" Eunitzah looscns hcr veil, ticsit toabranch, and lets it float in tho wind as a sign or peacc. Thc head man annroaches, and observing the splendid bcauty who implores him, he conv mands to stop, alights and steps near the fugi- tivcs. who anncal tohis cenerosity by jresturcs. An intcrprcter is called, who lcarns and re- lates the lligtit ot tue lovers, anu tncir acspcr atclcan. Stnick with astonisbmcnt, tho cycs of thc Ilussians turn towards tho nrccipitous roi'k- thcn thc Cossacks surround thc faithful horse carcss him, praise his strength and couragc, and spcak to him as a companion in arms. Ihc noble animal looks at ms mastcr, anu seems to bc proud of his resigncd faithfulncss. Atter Alamir anu thc L nncess liau hau arcst of twenty-four hours with the oflicer who met thcm firit, they were led to thc Commanderof tho Uivision. ihc ucncral rcportcd immcdi atcly the miracle-likc arrival of thc strangcrs to thc Emperor Alexander. Alamir pctitioncd for an cngagemcnt iu tbc ttussian cavalry. u.hc i-.mpcror compncu with his wish, anu appointed lum X.icutcnant ofthe Dragoons. Hc ordcrcd the fugitiies to be trcatcd with the utmost estecm, to rcspcct their habits and customs, and forbade, under sevcre ncnaltics, to disturb the sMitucc ot .u- nitzafa, into which she rctircd, according to O- ncntal fashion. Only a short time clapscd before tho lovers were convcrtcd to Christianity. Zcal made the ncophytes conquer rcadily all the diflkul- tics which thc want ot knowictigc oi tne iius- sian languagc could ofTcr. Nothing was more afTecting than their reception into tho Grcck Cliurch. They receivcd on onc and thc same day, baptism, confirmation. tho cucharist, aud the matrimonial bcncdiction. The Siamese Twins. The Siamesc twins arc livin" inKorth Carolina, as farmcr, and both are married. A corrcspondcnt of the Iticlim ond papers, who has rcccntly visitcu tneirnome.wriics some intcrcsting details in relation to their domcs tic Iife. The twins can chop wood remarkably fast.fonr hands tcin!r on theaxattnc samc ume. Aney also shoot at a mark or pamc with their four hands rcstins on the gun. Thcv drire their horses 40 miles to Wilkes, themselTcs : anil ao any fcind of work about thc farm. Jlrs. Eng savs her hus band is vcry kind to thc negrocs, and that Chang is very sevcre with them. Mrs. Eng is also bet tcr disposed than Jlrs. Chang, although Jlrs Chang is tho pretticst. Mrs. Eng is vcry close and saving; and Mrs. Chang is disposed to in dulgc iu drcss ond various othcr oxpcnses. ITic twins rarcly diffcr about drcss; but oflcn difTer in their idcas of pnrchasiug negroes orl.ind. Thc opinion ofEng is alwavs the law,and Chang rcad ily acquicsccs. Engdocs all tbe writingincluding the signing of notcs and other important papers Eng h one inch taller than Chang, and Chang's wife is tnllci than Eng's. Some old lady in tho ncighbonlood a fcwdayi ago, askcd Eng which was thc oldcst ond hc rc plicd that be was jnst six months oldcr than his brothcr. Wcll, says the old lady.I thought there was about as much diffcrencc, for you are piirty considerable biggcr than your brothcr. They are both good on a joke, and the old lady was in carnest. They hare a blacksmith ehop ou their farm and a shocmakcr's shop also. Isawa goad sized frame house that- they made, without any assistance ; from foandation to roof. At the table they both use a bench, and cach has his own knife ond fork. I askcd them if they both cxpccted to dic atthe same time ? and thcy rtplicd that it could not be otherwise; forif the same disease did nnt take thcm offat one time, the liring one would have to be scparated from the dtad body, and thc act of separation would be his death: but their gcncrol impression is that they will both die of tho same discasc.and atthe same time- Their anection for each other is very strong. Any of tho peigh bors offeringan insult to the onc, the other lmme diatcly rcscnts it; and it would take a champion to cope with thcm in a rongb and tnmblc fight. To use an exprcssion of tbcir ncighbors, "they fight likc cats." A fastidious young lady vowcd shc would never have an Irishman, a Presbyteri an, or a Parson, and ended by marrying an Irish Preibyterian Parson. AGRICULTUR AL. EARLY RADISIIES. Mr. Editor: As the season forcommenc ing borticultural opemtions is near at hand, and pcople gcnerally are so anxious to' pro cure carly vectables, I would mention a vc ry simple method for raisiog radishes, which 1 adopted two or three years since, vizr Take the saud which you find along the bordcr of Iakes or rivers, called lake sand, and lnakc a bed of it from teu to twelve inches in depth; sow the seed in the same manncr that you would turnips , ctc, then covcr the sced with about four inchcs. Whcn the radishes have madu their appcarance, thin them out propcr ly, and water them frequently in dry wcather, say once a day. On account of the sand be- eoming so loose; and the great heat which it attracts,(which is so requisite,)the radish grows very rapidly. Some persons have an idca that there is no nourishment in this sand, but I know there is for radishes, if for nothiug clse, having tried tbe expcriment mysclf. A picce, or bcd six feet squarc will producc onough for a good sizcd family. I should think thcy might be raiscd in a box by putting in sullicicnt sand, and boring holes in the bottoin, to let tho wat er passoff. Whcn there was a prospcct of a frot, thc box could be covered withsomething. The great heat keeps oH'nll thc bugs &e., so that the radish is pcrfcctly sound and clcar. The method of raising radishes, rccomnicnd ed above aj the rcsult of cxpcriincnt, is cer tainly as intcrcsting as it is novcl. It in fact, furnishcs an illustration in favor of one of the most important positions of Licbig, in his agri cultural chemistry, which has been thought by some untcnable, at least partially so. Is the radisbcd formcd from a solution of piire silicia and wator? Byno mcans. Enough ofcar bouie acid, nitrogen, &c., may be furnished to tbe root through the water, to aid in the de vclopmcnt of the first lcaf.but who bclicvcs that anytjiing approaching thc quantity of car bon rcquisite to so rapid and perl'cct agrowth, can tnus dc introuuccit now then can wc escape thc concltision, that it is the gascous snbstancc, thc carbonic acid absorbed by the Ieaves, which contributcs mainly to thc growth and pcrfcclion of this csculcnt, under suchcir- cumstanccs Jame J-anncr. PLAXT.FORTHE BEST. Thcre is no way in which so great an im provcmcnt can bc made, and with so little cx pcnsc, as in cultivating the bcst kinds of tices and plants, thercforc the fanucr should aim to gct tbo best ot every thing trccs, plants and vcgctables. Some animals will producc near ly twice as much llch, or dairy products, on thc same ibod, as other. Scine trccs vield twice as much fruii as othcrs, aud so great the diflercncc in fruit, that some kinds sell at a dollar or half a dollar a bushcl, whilc othcr varictics will bring teu dollars a bushcl. Some pcars retail at a ccnt a picce orless,oth crs at 12 1-2 or 25 ccnts cacli. Some iiotatoes vield tnicc asmuch asothcrs, and some arc worth twice as much as othcr kinds, as to nuality ; and those that vield thc least arc not always thc bcst, though this H vc ry olten thc caso tor carly ufe, wbile thotc yielding Iargcly, arc ofteu bcst for spring and summcr. Snme kinds ftf rnm nrrwtno Inrrrn lrltrf,nil cobs, aud but littlccorn. With otiicr varictics the reverse is thc rasc : and with little attcii' tion afarmcr may, from the vast numbcrs of varictics in the counlry and thc ndvantage of prouucing new vaneties, or moditying old oncs, gct some to suit himsclf, in thc sbapc and size ofthc ear, early or late, with nuality that suits, as abounding in oil, starch, &r. Farmcrs should bc cautious and pursuc thc rr.oA rcon- oraical moues ot nnprovcment, and at Iiarvesl selcct the bcst, and in spring plant the bcst. JJoston Lullu-ator. Eaw.y Pcas. lf you dcsirc to obtain a supply ot this dehcious vegctablc. for your tiimily, jelcct.a dry loamy bcd, wilh agoodcx- posure, manure it raoucratcly, uig and rakc it until it is fine tiltli, then lay ofTdrills four feet apart, north and south, four inchcs dcup, drill in your pcas and covcr ihem, taking carc to spread over tho diills, aftor thc pca arc cov ered, half an inch in depth, of rich mould, or thc same quaniity of wcll rottcd manure. To sccurc a continuous supplr, it is well to sow at intcrrals of two wccks this and Ihe cntuing month or, you may sow early and late vanc ties at the same time. Worcester Tramcript. As IjtrROVEiiraT ix Bread Makixc. Persons who are so unfortunate as to be poor- Iy providcd with those agents ol mastication good tccth, will bc glad to know that thcre is a mcinou oi oaKinir urcau wiiicii uuiait-a mu neccssitv of a hard crust. The crust common. ly attachcd to the loaf is not only troublcsomc to such persons, uut is oltcn tne causcoi m-jcn wastc. The wav to be rid of it isas follows: Whcn the loaves arc mouldcd.and before thcy arc set down to rise, taki a small quantity of clean lard, warm it, and rub it Iigtitly over tlie loaves. Thc result will be a crust bcantifully soft and tendcrthroughout. This is not gucss work. Praine Jrarmer. Enohmol's PfioriTS or Fabjukc. A'cor- re?pondeul of the Boston Culiivalor, stntes thc success ofa tnan who left n lucratiie busi ness in the city of Philadclphia, lor farming. to make a prolit. After two years trial. he was askcd ifhe did nol find ihe profiis sinell. comparcd Wilh those of trade? He answer ed, 'O.uitc ihe eontrary; I have rcalized far more than the most I had darcd toanlicipate, and I am, at thc eud ol two years, richer than I evcr could have bccome by twenly-five years of succcssful trade. Ili true, I made more dullars and cents In trade than I now do, but that is dross comparcd to tlve blessings ol heallh of body and pcace oi mina, wincn irold and eilver could nevcr purchase. lcai. drink and sleep wilh an appetile; yawn at bed time, and never in me morning; am up before the sun, and yet the day is never too onc; and more than all, 1 naveno acceptan- ces to take up. Money ! why tyhat use have I lorili 1 raise myown looa in inencnesi profusion, ainl my own clothing my estute is annuallj incrcusing in value then what is ihe use of money 71 can'teat or drink it, even if it wcrc cut into mince rncat." SanAsnEs. Farmcrs who raiso squasbcrf oftenlose most of their crop from the squash vine botcr, a white worm that bores into the Ieaves justbelow thepurlaceofihcground. So great have been the ravages of thisinscct that in some casesacres have been destroy ed by it. To guard against its dcprcdations. plant on new land, though sometimes the bor er is commoa in new tands; and use fresh horse manure wilh wood ashea, mixed up a while before used, and nnx. the manuro with thc eoil in tbe hill. About 1 part orashcs to t or 5 of manure. With this kind of manure vve rnised some fine crook neck squashes lat year. some 6rhiclr we s:ill have orr hund iir u'neconllitiou. f'ot one vine wasdelroyedby the vine borer. Botton Cultcvator. A Bit oV Uumor: auout IIoos. We do not relish trutlv less fur behi'g occasroii ally spiccd with a little humor. The foi lowing cxtract from thelleport of a Com mittee on Hogs, read before air Agricul tural Society "down east,-" contains some excelleut hiis : "Again tSome follcs'adcuse pigsof being filthy vt their habits, ncgligent in their persoual appearance. But whethcr food is best eateirofftli'e gfound.or from china plates, is, it seems to me, merely a matter of taste aird convenicnce.abont which pigs and men' may honestly difTer. They ought, then, to be jtidged charitably. At any rate pigs are notlilthy enough lo chew tobacco, nor to poison iheir breath by drinking whiskey. And as to their per sonal appearance, you don't catch a pigfr play ing the dandy, nor the females amongst them picking tbcir way up tVrs niuddy vil lage, after a rain, in kid slippcrs. Not withstauding their hctcrodox uotioiis, hogs have some excelleut traits' of character. lf one happcnslo wallow a little dceper in some mire. holc ihan- hia fellows, and so carries off nnd comcs in porsession ofmore carlh than his brelhren, he never assumcs any extra ihiportancc ou that aecdunt; iieithcr are his brelhren stupid enough to' worship flim for it. Their only question seems to he, is Jic still u hogl If he is, they treat him as such. And when a hog iis no mcrits qf his otcn he nevcr puts on aristocratic airs, nor claims any particular respcci on account of his family coiiiicctions; aiid yet some Hous have desccudcd frnm ycry ancieni families. They undcrsl'and, full well, the common sense maxim, "every tub- must staud on its own bottoin.'' gex. scorr ox slavery. AVasiiiKCto.n-, Fcb. 9, 1843. Dear Siii: 1 have been waiting for an ov-' cning's loisure to answdr your lettcr bcforo me, and, after an urireasonable delay, am at Iast obligcd to rcply in thc midst of ollicial oc cupations. . , That 1 c'vcr have bccn" riHmcd in connec tion with the Prcsidcncy of tbe United States, has not, I ran assure. you, the son of an jn cicnt ncighbor and fricnd, Ccen by any ion trivatitc or dcsircof mine;nnl ccrtainly I shall never be in the field for that ofiicc, utilyss placcd thcre bv a ri-gular noniination. Kot, Ihcri, bcing a "eandidatc, and sicingno near prospcct othcirig made one, I ought, perhajis, to dc-liiic t'rdubliilg you or othcrs with my huniblc opinions on great principlcs of State rights"anU fcderal administiation; but asl can nnt nli-ad ifrnorancc of the nartiality cf a fsvr friends, in. several parts ofthe Union.whomsV- bv noj-iLi:itv. in n ccrtain cvcn, tuctctd in b'ringing me wilhin tho field from which a Wbig eandidatc is to be sclcttcd, I prci'cr to orr on thc side of frarikncss and candor, rath er than liy silence to ullow any stranger im wittingly to commit himelf lo my suppOrt. Your" iiiquiries open. tho whohs question of domcic slaicry, which has, indifTorrrit lbimsf foranumbcr of years, agitatcd Congrcs ar.tl the country. I'remisinc tbat voff arc lhc first pcrron yrbtf has interrogated me on the subjcct, I give you the basis ot what would be my rcplj, in grcat- er dctail, it time allowcu anu me conunguucv alludcd to above wore Itss rern6tC- In bovbood. at AVilham and Mary toUegc and in common with most, if nct nll, my coin . . ... , -.i . i panions, I became dcepiy lmpresscu wnn imi vicws given by Mr. Jefi'erson in h'n "Notcs on Virginia,' and by Judge Tncker in the Ap--pcntlix to his cditifin Of Blaikstftne's Commciw tarict, in faor of a gradual cmancipation of slavcs. . Tlmt annendis I have not scen in thirty Odd vpnrs. anil. In the same ncriotl.bave read scarce- ly any thing on Ihe iubj'cct: but my carly im pressions are fresh and unchanged. Ilence, if I had had the famor of a seat in the Virgin- i.i Lcgislature in the wintcrof 1831-2, when.t bill was broii'ht forward to iarry out thort vicws, I should ccrtainly have gicn it my heartv supjiort. I suppose I scarcely nced say that, in my o pinion, Congress has no color of authority, un der the Constitution, forlouching Ihe relation of master and slavc within a Statc. I holdthe oppositc opinion m reipect to thc Bistrict of Cofumbia. Here, with thc conscnt ofthe owncrs, or onthe paynicntot "justcom- pcnsation," Congress liiay lcgnlatc at its dis- cretion. Uut mv couviction is rqnauj Mros iliaf. iinW it bc stcn bv stcp with thc J.egisla- tures of Virginia nnd Maryland, it would ha dangcro- s to both racos in those States totouch the relation bctwccn master and slavc in this l istrict. T hT fmm the first bccn of opinion that Conress.was bound by thc Constitution lo re ceive, to rcfer and lo report upon petitions rc Iating to domestic slnvery, as in the caie ofall other petitions : but I have not failcd to sce anil to regrct the unavoidable irritation which the formcr have produccd in the Southern States, with tho ccmscqucnt peril to thc two -nlnr. wliprpbv the adontion ofany plan of emancipation has evcrywhcre among us bccn grcatly rctamca. I own, mysclf, no slavc; but ncvtr hnve at tachcd blamc tomastersfornot liberatiiig their slavcs well knowing that liberation, without the means of sending thcm in comfort to somo position favorablc t6 the " pursuit of happincss," would in most cascs bc highly injurious to all around, as well as to the manamittcd familiei themselves unlcss the operation were gcncr al and under thc anspices of pradcnt legisla lion. But I am perstiaded tbat it is a high mor al obligation cf maslers and slavcholding States to cmploy all mcans, not incompaliblc with the safcty of both colors, to tncliorato slavery cvca to oxtcrhunalion. It b oratifviDir to know that Ceneral mchor- ation has brcn great, and is etill progrcssing, notwithstanding thc disttirbing causcs alludcd to above. Thc niore dircct proccss of cman cipation may, no doubt, bc earller commenced and quickened in some communities than in oth ers. Each, I do not question, has the. right ta judge for itsclf, both as to time and means, and I considcr intcrfcrencc or aid without, ex cept on invitation from authonty witltin, to tK as hurtful lo the sure progrcss of mciioralion, as it may bc fatal to thclivcsofTastmultitiidej ofall 7"C9, sexes and colors. The workoflih- . . .- t t ?i eration cannot oe jorcea wuuout sucu nornu rcsults. Christian Pbilanthropy is eer mild and considcratc. Hcnce all io!cnce ought to