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jsquare,(orIeit)S nsertione, St 0 4 m ' - - k . .1 i : .' -. li n .Three months, 8 00 . ( . Six months, - 8 00 ', ? " Twelve months, . 8 00 One fourthof teolumnpei year. 16 00 ttair, ' t ! 18 00 ,. column . . . 30 00 , JUloverasquire charged twosqunren. ITAdvertisementainseitedtillforbid atlhe pease of the advertiser. JOB WORK teeuted aithiaOflioe with neatness andde pttch, at the lowest possibleratei. Poetical. THE SONG OF LIBERTY. Oh! starry flag of liberty. Bright banner of tho Ware, Thy meteor hues above us Id the air of freedom wave; There in thy pride and jrlory Thou floatest overhead Above a broad and happy land, No despot dares to tread. Although thr stars and stripes to-d ay, In peace reflect the light, They boldly, freely flaunted Id the stormy gale of light, When bled our pallant fathers, That t'ueir children might be free. And 'ncath thy broad, protecting fold Fought on to victory. Tby beauty beams wherever A flap salutes the breeie, Above the tide of foreign ports, Or on the ocean aoas; But brightest shine thy colors O'er the wide land of the free. Where patriot hearts with pride and joy, Look fondly up to thee. And when, in all the course of time. Returns this glorious day, Btill beat, as now, freo happy hearts, Beneath thy guardian away; And grace thy lovely form in peace A nation's jubilee God bless thee, noble banner! Bright banner of the free ! Miscellaneous FAMILY vs. COMPANY; FAMILY vs. COMPANY; —OR— FOUR KINDS OF CAKE. CHAPTER I. Il iii all folly, wife !' exclaimed Mr. So lham Somes, a matter-of f ct. plain-spoken nf man. to his better half. 'There you have got no less than four kinds of preserves, to say nothing of knick-knacks and gimv cracks.' , The fact was, that Mrs - Somes was having the ministers, hiswifeand two Kiownti slaugh ter! to take tea with her. She had been en gaged for three days in the preparations, and anch a display of nice tilings wascalculnted to astonish the minister and his family- to give them a twofold surprise, first atlhe vs iety and extent of her culinary resource , and second ly at ber folly in attempting to make a display tevond her means. The somes' werein comfortable circumsian ees. Mr. Somes was a farmer, and probably Via inpnmn mi? ht wave amounted to 34 uu a Mm. Snmes was a careful, prudent house '. wife, who-wasted no more of her culinary kill u'non her own family than was absolutely '. nceawarju ..But she delighted in - raakiiKp a. "- grand appearance- wbnii she nan company. Mr. Homers and the boys were sometimes so ill-nalnred as to growl at her careful catering when the house contained no company; and it cut them to tha hone to see simli extraordinary preparations for the neighbors It was 'kiss the cook' when the house contained no guests. , Mr. Jotham Somers had just con e !: m the '' sitting rm, "here the table, with its ttmpt ine array of viands was spread. I!" did not like it a bit. and after passing the nine of day witb the parson and his family, he proceeded to the kitchen where his wife was jir.t taking the biscuit out of the oven. What do vo i mean by folly, I should like to know T replied Mrs. Somes, somewhat tarl iv. 'She was a second wife, and having been re deemed from one of the advanced s'ages of maidenhood, her temper had grown a little sour before she became a wife, The folly of setting-such a table ss yon have,' replied the l;u'.a-i t. '1 should think 1 ynu were going !0 have the President, or the Royal f.imilv to take ten wiih you." lam going to have thn Rev. Mr. Meekiie and bis family, and I will lake care of my bus iness if yon will of yours,' replied the lady, slamming the oven door. v Perhaps this is not my business.' No ! I am sure it is not.' . , -Who pays for all them gew gaws and giin cracka V 'You do of course ' But it is none of my business !' No ! I neverthought you were so confound ed mean ! aaid the lady her face reddening with anger. . 'Mean, I'm not mean I But when you get victuals for your own family, you think almost anything is good enough for them. We never see any pie and cake and knick-knacks.' Do you think I'm going to make pies and cake for the men folks o est every day ?' res ponded the-indignant housekeeper. Then don't do it for company. What good enough for me is as good as I csn afford to give try visitors.- I really believe if you had your own way, you would have me as mean as the Smith's." The Smith's are as good folks and as liberal as any in town; and I'll warrant Parson Meek lie thinks a heap more of them than he does of you with ad your our kinds of cake.' .You're a fool, Mr. Somers I' 1' fool enough to know that folks are not judged by the quality of sweft cake they put upon the table when they have company. repeat it; there are no belter people iu tha . town than the Smith's. 'I a'pose nut; but they had nothing but cold biscuit and molasses gingerbread when took tea there.' ' 'That'! as good as they can afford; but it no better than they have every duy, and I ad mire their independence.' 'They're contemptible, mean folks I' 'Wbyt Because they do not attempt 'make folks believe they live better than they dot For my part I don't think it is any bet ter than hypocrisy to make audi a parade ficiqstsaa you do, especially when it is hard work for me and the boys to get a decent meal of victuals.' . Di t anybody ever hear the ' like f groaned the lady, who had by this time arrived at pitch of excitement when teats are more ef fective than words. , ' f Perhaps they never did; but if ever I -anything of this sort agsin, they will be pretty 1 likely to hear of it,' replied Mr. Somes, throw ingoffhii blue frock, and commencing preparations tor tuning ie a van the minister CHAPTER II. f The plate of hot buscuitwaa placed in snidst of the profusion of fancy estibles with , which the table was crowned. The minister and his family, were duly seated and the cer Vmony n proceeding decently and. in order, Mrs. Some bt$ not wholly recovered from W 1 WW WMWW 'MM ii B BY W. C. GOULD. "Fearless and Free." $l,50per Annum inAdvance. New Series. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. SEPT. 14. 1854 Vol. 11, No. 13. the excitement of the interview in the kitch en, and her hand IremDieu aiignuy as sne handed Mrs. Meekiie her lea. homes had donned his best blue coat with brass buttons, j which had done duty as a hun;ay garment tor fifteen vears. Fie seemed 1ft be somewhat uneasy, and though he and the minister had always been on the best terms, his answers were too short and crnsty for a courteous host. 'Won't you pass the biscuit to Mr. Meeklie, husband f said Mrs. ''omes with her sweetest smile, albeit not very sweet at that. Somes did pass the biscuit to Mrs. Meeklie, and she Took one; hut whe:i he pissed them to the Minister, he (nnlingly declined No, I thank you Mr. homes; I never eat hot bread. It does not aree with me,' said he. Mrs. Snmes passed the cold bread, thinking all the time how very uncivil it was in the psrson to refuse the hot biscuit she had taken so much pains to prepare.' But the Parson was verv respectlut 10 ins stomach; for he found, when insulted and im posed lipou, that it was tyrannical and diss- ereeable: and he raid more deference to his digestive organs than he did to the feelings of of h'S vain parishioners. Mv biscuits are not very nice; 1 did not ha as good luck as 1 generally do,' tucgesteo '.lie lady' as the minister's wile took a second cake. Better !' suggested Some. The laity 1 oked at bin with very evident marks of displeasure. 'They are very nice,' said the parson's wife. 'Take a little mnre'of the quince presevres' said she to one of the daughters. I dare say it is not so nice as your mother makes, but the truth is ' It has Mood too long,' interrupted Somes. 'The jar lias not been opened -ince you were here !ast fall.' Mrs. Somen looked dagjers: but the parson very considerately asking Somers if l.e was done p anting just at that moment, her anger evaporated without any unpleasant erlVc's. Husband, won't you pass tho cike to Mr. Meeklie ?" 'Thank von, I never eat cake, nn'ess it be something very simple, such m ginger bread or molasses ci;e. What a calami'y ! Fmir kinds ( cake and the parson wouldn't touch one of them. 'But you will takesome ol these jumbles ; I made triem on purpose for you.' That's a fad, parson,' added Somers, ma liciously. ' He won-! fnr'Iicr have added that his wife never made pies mid cake for her own ftmiily, hut he was afraid of frielitening the parson. 'You mus' eseuse me ; I douM not they are verv nic , hut 1 have to b careful The wife and her two grown-up il.auh'frs were more courteous, and each nibbled small piece of the rich pound cake: but they seem ed o do it againsi tneir tiwer iiingmenr Tho truth was they felt cmliarrassed by the extraordinarv display Mrs. Somers had made They did not feel at home. The whole affair was too set and ortiflida' to be eny4, aut at atveflTl$.honr the wholeparty withdrew, men tally rtete'rrriThea to make it a long time before they took tia with Mrs. Somers ijain 1 CHAPTER III. I is I we is to of the see his the 'Wife, where is the piece of meat I sent home for dinner?' asked Somers, as he am Hit bovs came in for their noonday meal, on the day following the tea-p irty. The farmer glanced inquiringly at the table which was spread before him. Involuntarily his nasal organ contracted longitudinally ; it would not be polite to say lie 'luined up Ins nose." thoiifh such was the fact beyond the possibility of denial. Farmer Somers was not in any sensi an ep icure. He liked n plain substantial diet, that which was good and enough of it,' as he for cibly expressed his ideas of table economy. Lest the reader sho ild snppnse he was one nf Ihoo nii!v. ill-natured 'feedtrs' who would grumble at the ambrorii and nectar of the gods, we dtein it necessary to particularize the arHclcs on the board of the lady who hid placed lour kinds of cske before company. Certainly there was variety enough to sitis fy the most fickle taste. On a broken plate the best dishes were religiously reserved for for the ue of company was half of one- sau sage and two-thirds of another, making one saurage and one sixth all told. They were in suspicions looking fat. and altogether, the as pect of the dish was singularly forbidding. On n white plate with a long black fracture extending quite across, lay an aggregated mass, three dozen baked baans, and an infinitely small fragment of pork rind. This wasan an tiquity. Farmer Somes and the boys had a very distinct remembrance of having seen this dish.on the table every day during the previ ous fortnight ; proving that Mrs. Somes was not only the most economical, but one of the most obstinate dames in the world. Ti t far mer and hjs boy had virtually ssid they would not eat these same beans ; and shu had virtu ally said that they should. On a worn out blue pla;e, superanuatcd, an ! nickeiKin a thousand places,' were four pork bones, looking as thoueh the? had been picked by that army of mice'wh ch Whittingion'scat destroyed. These bones hd been in service during the last twelve days. The joint, of which I hev were t. e disintegrated memoes, had just graced the table just a fortnight be- fore. There were sundry artie'es. antique, cld fashinned 'tit-bits,' which might have bctn set before Noah and his friends in the ark. Six long red potatoes, nnpealed, even iinprnuted completed the array of edibles ornamental and substantial. , The farmei'i nose contacted, as before re lated. , 'Where's the meal I sent home ?' Hanging in the well.' 'Hadn't we better eat it?' 'I want it for company next Sunday.' The ahem! Company again ?' 'I expect my brother will dine with us then, and I want something fit to set before him.' The lady looked sulky. 'And do you mean to starve me nnd the boy's in the meantime?' 'I should like to know if there is not enough for yon V said the dame poinliiiL' to llie table. Farmer Homes turned up his nose. 'Did I ever refirae to buy victuals when you wanted them V he said raiher sternly. Not that I know of, bull didn't suppose ybu Wanlod to buy fiesh meat miry day, re turned the wiie, sourly. 'l am sure I try to be as economical as I can.' . 'Four kind of cske, which nobody would touch, I suppose is prudent, ain't it ?' An, good m 'rning, Air. Somes, 1 am gtau xo see you at home,' aaid the ptrsou, walking into u;e room unannounced. i - Good gracious f the minister, end with auch a table spread for the family t - What a com itnentary on Cuur kinds of cake for company.' Mrs. Somet was all confusion. . Though ihe parson intended to look light at'the farmt , ihe could see that once bis eyes wandered over the table. 'Glad to ft you, psrson ; sit down r nd lake some dinner with us,' s;.id Somes, shaking the minister i.y the hand 'Thnnlc vou. I don't care if I do.' renliedl the parson. 'I have a long walk to take be fore I return home.' Farmer Somes was pointing him to a chair, when the lady internnsed. We have got a piekcl up dinner to-dar. Husband sent home n joint of veal, but it didn't get here till after eleven, so thall had no'time to cook it.' Got hereby eight o'clock,' said firmer Somes 'no f bs to the parson.' But if you'll wait only a few momeata I will fry some of it. Sit down, i arson ; it is everyday fare, but what is good enough for m, is good enough for my guests.' . 'Right, friend Somes,' replied the minister, drawing up his chair. 'My business relates to the new bell for 'he meeting house. I am carrying round a subscription paper.' '1 am with you pnr,on.' Farmer Sonu s was in a most malicious good humor, arid with a broad grin on his honest phiz, lie opened the paper the minister gave him. . Twentv dollars from Smith !' exclaimed Mrs. Somes, 'I should not think they could af ford it.' 'He givis his friends nothing hut ginger bread,' said the firmer. Tut me down thirty we hav four kinds of r ake.' The parson cunumtd ono 'long red,' and one of the vulvar fr.iei'mns of cold sausage. fie nreferred brown bread to white, and would i . . . . , , 1 not touch any of Ue pie whicll llie pruiienij set lfore him. Mr-. Son-es was awlullv modified. Her renutation was saeriticed. anil farmer Stints never again had occasion to find fault wi h her fur makiti!? a vain show of three kinds of pies, two kinds of preserves, and fur ki:u!s tf cunt: A Gem. The following beautiful cpMsph upon an infant speak) to the I etrt: Renea'li this stone in sweet rpn?e, Is laid s mother's iVrst pride; A flower, that S'lnre lud waked to life, And li;M and 'au'y, ere i: d'ed. God, in hU'wi-doni. h'-'. recalled The precir.us l.on his loe had ?.:n; And tln'.itrli the cesl-et moulders here, The gem is sparkling now in heaven. Beautiful and true. t- i,. .,!rmi 1,,,'er. Sir Wo Park Tue late em. . t - t J , & ,r - ""w.hint f Ii thin ' , , I I'L r'u v- rftl e Z. rt , our Ireeuoin. our u , ' '0 'y 'T m" 1 X r k H ges of man's h.alnrj : . ,1 w I a vo Ud his u s have been what his civilizatron f i-, tianitvis nii-(ed up with our 'very being and our daily life ; there is not- a familiar object around 115 which flu5 not wesr a iiiliereat Si pecl because the tight of Christian love is on it not a law that does not owe its truth and gentleness to Christianity not a cu ?li,m which cannot be traced, in ml its holy liealthfulpsris, to tho gospel." Quizzing a Quizzler. A professional geuHeit.uii of our equsmt-l a.ice has hanging i.. h's rio.m fine laree rnl- i ; f . t . . i lr 1 ....I ore i common;.., i. c ic., , .,,.m...., u, garry Known as a jacKass. ftn, . Mure dropped in, and stopping before the pie- lure, ca.ed intently upon it lor a tew moments anil tlien snug out aorup.i), ain Ua i.e 11.13- that's ns be imag iued very winiiy : "Hallo, doctor, is that, y.mr portrait "Oh, no," replied the doctor, coely. simply a looking glis.' The anxious inquirer suddenly discovered that he had some business down the ulreet nnd departed. A New View of Niagara. The Ohio Stnte Journal tell a s'ory of an Irishman of the better class, who thought he must conform to the fashionable mania iu pay ing a visit to the Falls, and taking a look surrounding wonders, addressed himself to gentleman S "And is this Niagara Falls ?" "Yes," was the reply. "And what's there hert to make such bother about ?" "Vhv,"said the gentleman, see the mighty river, the deep abyss, the great sheet of water pouring down ?" "Pat, looking at the water, replies liesita i. - -1- a. 1 , l.:...t M , " - " Jo vou Much for Little. 'What, did you have, sir,' inquired the bar- keeper of a si.x-pennv eating l,nne, of a semi-1 replelcd customer, as he laid a .h.'lar hill down on the counter. Lei's see I had beef-slcak, onions, r ast i,..r cmerl Wf. nniitnn. nork. ve . and Amu b.. wl.at all." ?' (f)ar keepersnmewhnt astonished. V y, to put all in three words. I mean to i.v,' -ii I have enjoyed a pl'ile of huh.' V ' r change, sir seven and sixpence. C-i'l again.' ITThe following seenu was witnessed a long time an, in some school room ; 'First class in Natural Philosophy stand up. What's attraction?' 'Please air, I know. It's the look a blue eyed gal gives her lover.' 'flight I Now tell me vhat inertia is.' 'Inertia, sir, isa desire to remain where you are -a Irttling that n piece r,( calico esperien cs when leaning against a cauaay colored vest.' . TTA cabin boy on hoard a ship, t e captain Cf which was a religious man. was called to be whipped fur some mirilemeanor. Little Jack went trembling and said to the caloaiii: 'I'rayair, will you .wait till I sy my pray crsr 'Yes,' was the stem reply, Well then,' replied Jack, triumphantly, 'I'll say them when I get ashore !' ITA gentleman, popping his head through tailer's shop window, in order to obtain a lull view of the operatives, excluitntd: 'What o'clock is it V Tpon which the tailor lifted his lapboard and struck him a blow npoli the head, answer- nig: It has just struck one,' ITrHo'w' lonesome is the fi reside" where there is no newspnper ! Ask the-man who has a family nespnper-lr read the latest newt.nnd ' g0od stories, th Useful lessons and the witty t sayings ol me newsnnp.-r ask mm us vatue. : jt him be deprived of it for a few weeks.and then ask him to put an estimate upon it. ITPolite lociety A place where manners pass fot loo much, and morals for too little. BLEEDING A WIFE TO DEATH. " The Paris correspondent of the National Era d;aws the following picture: The Count Rodolph Vessey was the hus band of one of the most beautiful and fr.sci natin women in Paris. The Count married her in a Mind fit of love, grea'ly t0 the indig nation of bis familv ; for she w.n neither rich nor of noble position. He marr ed for the beauty, and w as bo st'ipid to discover that he lieu. 1 he beauti- was taking more than lie as ful Diane was as talented as beautiful, and I liie etntlemnn found nt length that he had brought to his hiuse being far superior in spirit and intellect to himself. Vain and jealous as he was, tho discovery became terrible annoyance. His gorgeous house was ) rendered the most attiactive m the city, and,0 dashing wife the centra of a wide circle, , rrjvle up of wits, poet::, statesmen, and artists; and no one could claim any P's li-,n m the ! " . -i - 1 - - - bent; but the lord and master was awkward and silly, and good natured friends soon taught the fact, that one half of the establish.; meot was conned and admire 1, the other was ! and laughed at the old story of, Ile-nty nnJ the lieast only this beast was an uglv beast, and permitted smut very bad fee!-!tiie to crow in his sour nature. The old love i 'unlly ehai.ged in.o Litter hate. When the (Vmu'es'i was no Countess, but a poor gir , liviiii wi'll hr widowed mother, ini no verv magniliccnt rtyle, but, to tolMIieirii'.h, in -a rather poverty-sirieken wav. trusting to' ic pree.inous income irm imwie and i-rencti lessons, in the same hr w r 'i i.i r li'-ed a orir s uoeni. 1 no iuu-wrs in .i-eiaiiie vai hoiisekecpcr mo't a'ld d ue-:iler wer souie dis'anee from ( the street, but nothing in e '..unrisun to those ' of t ie student wh- le,d;.-ed in .qua. : mi l an unknown e.it round u up a 1 hi irued sno re, the lit- lj.it I nn'1 .t r of 1; i ; on n, ij.u i: iiui. ui i 1 1 ... i ' . u round till von were dizzv, st ri i -rit, liarrov.' fli.'ht, tl.ru vo l dent" and follo'ved n soinin-r pasv. tie 1 niit of which ' nme, vcu !: : i where, and feined i'-lft i !.. I wi'b i.eitin ' ther. Then v.n ::. ! half n iln.. n s'riir-: a-: irtif ' Stair: cou 11 i:n". u it 'l.,',r .i f ', .v eil is door, .-..id f.,m,d a if r . s'inp-'l, a .id ligh' 1 !'' y'.wlrv Itut we hove iKi'.h'iig to 'o with t' with its nceupsnt a silent, s'i whs seemtd to have a pu-p - e. beteme aenuaintcd with .Madnir; her b'-sn:,fi' daughter, I do r..t the fcqua intauee was in'err- He save the iliughtrr les.viir:. comfort mother with ynnrl niivice and several seiall loans of monev, and, T suspect was in love with lis ncqnaiii'niice when Monsieur He Count e.vne in au-1 curried ofTibe prize. The student v enl ! is vv.iv. n-d thu Coentess htr's; they" were v.iile eiioii-h ap..rt, and unit un known to taeh other for nionv y.'fir; bo" the frr.m faint sins aviug i en - t, cic-rtv i thenof. rooni, only' io'i ' mini, i io'.V !;e He- Val:::n!t an.! . know : hiu g ami useful, He rave the diugi.tiT .es.viir-. c-omior'ed the 1 moti,er wi t h good novice and several snia II , ,,, 0f monev. and, 1 suspect was in love 7o;with 1 ciai,.-nre.-wh...n Monsieur Hf ' C,u,,t n-" ' 1 c,,rr;r"' 'r:'W 1"- TLe ! ..,deni v enl ! is wav. ,1 ,,- C.-ntess hc.-s. ; lll'wr P-rl. nnd qui" . , . tj)dl o: ft manv y.,flr!, buf the ,, ,, ,.,., ,,,. '..,,... ", ,,, ,,ri,i ,'i ,n.hit made them known to the world aud to cacti at les'v s -v,,- . .."- " The Count" was ignirant of Ihislillle hi?!" ry; as were all but the two interested. He only noticed the brightened face and joyful manner with which this geulleican was recei ved, the hours spent in conversation, the le' ters passed to and fro, and he made up his mini' to the fact that his wife had at l.isifall- en Itt I : e. I he ilise-ivcry did not please lt.p geiit'-Miiaii. much us he amir ipved. Indeed, he f ' -v into a ra;-e, even go in a so far as to , nolIsi,ier lilM,;fa! ill-n-ed man, a victim to a , , ; j , 8nJ crtwf .lM, if no,revcged. Ma fnend )k , e (;te co.tninlv was verv hapnv , . ,,, p of ,R.r s. , aeq:,aintaticV. .n,i , ,.,,! . v.,ch lime iu einieiie'it. But 'the eircuiiis aiiie.s nn which the husband act ed were subsequently shown to pr 'Ve her tn- lirelv beyond suspicion i Tbis lady had never intruded her poor rela tion upon her husband. Even her mother. Ion" as she weson earth, seemed quite remov ed from spheres usually filled by mothers, b'ut rl.e had one relative dependent upon her boiinty;a porr cousin, whose ill health made it almost impossible to save. Without nnnny ing her husband, she was anxious to secure the unhappy youth a post under government, by winch he might rupport himself and rela tions. This gave riseto a niyslerious corres pondence watched over by the anxious hus band. He saw sufficient, in his excited con a a taking ctre to have a nhysiciau near and 1111-I jder the terror of il,-a;li, to hear her confession j and prayer 'or forgiveness, and then call in mebieal aid to her relief. It was well plui- ; c-l. ami had me poor lacy any.iniig 10 con- I !"""" 1 lie norrnwen a lancet irom u.e laimiy pnysi- I 'Cian DaiieiiiOt geiiuonian re in aneuuance, i without, of course, revealing his design. Tha ur luii, UJ ll.lll I.I, 11.113 i-uiil.i inrn , ano ..-ci-t isboul his revenge, It was what a weak, notlU',wa'T": -reature would propose; eininetrlvj cruel in inietii: eminently r reucn in iiiniiuer. He did not wish to kill his wife, but merely to subilue and conquer tier, anil Willi this design determined to tie her, open n vein in her arui, ) up a had poor woman was awakened from seep to find herseif bound hand and fo il; with l er cruel husband standing over her. She did not cream or attempt to move, but, opening hir Urge eyes, stared in fright an. I astonishment. 'What is U.e iruaningof this ?" she ftiiered out. He replied, to mske her confers before dy ing, to her ingratitude and infidelity. She tried to laugh, tried to consider it a stupid jest, b it the angered expression of his made the lau;;li 'lie 111 her throat, lie again denial' led a confession, and she as.:er'ed her innocence. He bored hi-r arm am! applied the lancet a wild scream ring tiirmijli lne room. The fount t.ad nrennreit fnr'hK. vet fearinpl she rni:h' be heard, lie placed his hand upon her nnuih. Lookng at pleading eyes -mid flowing blood was eerioinly not a wav to ob tain a confession; -yet every removal of his hand was followed by filch piteous screams, that no other way was left. Enraged at his failure, or blinded from the first, he repeated me weimiis, tin nis poor wile lauded twin loss ofblool. The Omt rang for the doclnr.but the doctor s l.ln (T. Irani; man, tired of waiting, had tin- ceremoniously departed, and the husband, he- lievmc his wife dead, hastily gathered some vanno.es ami uro, iei wiit. no ever urnro aain. The poor wife was? left to die alone. We are told that a death nf thi; sort is ex- treinelv cruol. The blood flows till l lie victim faints then it ceases, and she revives, and dying many times, life gradually ebbs away.- If I were a great-author, of the llulwer school, now, I would pause, and call your at tention to the .thoughts and feelings of this po-,r lady, as for an hour she lav there with he snnncs of life tossin their crimson from her lovely arms I would remark golden tapestrv, the old paintings, the gorge-j1"1 furniture, the mny gilded ninrors.in which startled and feeble lifo saw itself reflected. Above all. I would suggest the, fact of mother turning her dying lieaCand' jas if seeing to an'nrdinary afl'iir. through the gathering night, to where,- under the little canopy, swung her babe, prattling to itself as it awaited the morning caress. And, writings French horror, this all would be in keeping. Our friend, the doctor, having com pleted some trifling r. flair, returned, and pro ceeded at once to the chamber of Madam. The physioia i belonged to that class of great minds who are astonished at no event, un fortunately lor him, in this instance, he coolly rung up the servant, ordered tie release of their lady, applied all the necessary remedies. IJutlh:sleip came too late the poor Countess could only falter out her sad story and die. I sv the doctor'.s manner wni much arainit a;,jirl. ancet was found stained with blood lipo ,he flonr) ,. although never believed j,s t)e principal, and on account of his po his ,jtjnn t.rare, ! nn accomplice, vet suspicion rmna;ned, and the world recoiled from him in honor. His prac.ice fel1 awav; he rapidly snnK iniu po.f.Tiv; ill's who, a s- iimuh:, nru- u niuiin i 'iiiiii ii, ii icii ui ii 1 'i 1 then i;rni 1 1 u nn S long while the great world lost s'sbt of him. One morning, just before da v light, the car him rj,,2(. 0omi 0f his most we.itliv patients, in fr,rmer times, whirling h one from a ball, near avoided iy threw to the ground an old chiffonier, and , lne pidelv shaken lantern gleamed upon jfon countenance of its possesror, the gen inrs Henieu recognised his rorim-r friend and pbysi i.rn leian. A'chilTonicr he was, and a chiffonier he is to this dav. Who are your Aristocrats. Twenty years ago, this one m-ulu candles. tht one sold cheese and butter, another buteh- er-d, a fourtli carried on a distillery, nnotner was a contractor mi canals, others were mer nierchautsand mechanics Tiiy are acquaint ed with both ends of society, ;is their children will be alter them tl !;ri i' will not. do to say snout loud ! For often you sl.-i'l find out that these toiling Worms hatch butterflies and 1h;y live about a year. I.Vatli brines a division of property, and it henm m vv finan ciers; the (II gent is di; .ci a reed, tic young getit takes his . t ve tin e.-i, iti.-i Iti'insto tn vel towards poverty, which he v rei.es before ilcs'h or his children do, if !.e does no. So that in fact, though tiiere i- a son of monied race, it is not hereditary, i1 i.i : e.sii.le to alt; three goou seasons ol cutloi) : ec-l will tir.i;g a it;. a si and send tmr. t tie lailier grutis niel jiows nch his niilreti strut mi l u- e ttit nttiney. 'J'iieir ciiil- r.nJ go to shift ier! . rei'ivignrn li I by 'l.u iiuvll eeiieraiien o I'nii ! Lrini' them down tren ri turn inherit the pri '' j le;s riover'y; next, their eiiil ; !,;,. ,y fre, plebiati l!oo I, : 0f : l,e clod, tome up again i Thus ., clelv, like a We. draws i", saP from earth, charges it into ic.ives and bi.iisoius, t-P'ead then, abroad in great g,rv. sl.eos them j-,., filU back to the earth, a,iin to mingle unwi.h soil, and at length tore-appear in new (!reM f,esll garttilure.- ' .'JirnW ... 6 i O'Vai; Wl'l .e:r children to Be First. ,.t in;ie vf,ur ,j;,. . song, heed tht.ni i" their meat to stand Let the winds blow, and the wi'ers ofsnci etv beat and frown about vou if ii-.ev will !m! keep your soul in rectitude and it wdl be as rock. Plant yourself n;un principle and bid defiance to icislor une. If gossip with her poisoned tongue loeeules v i'n vonr iMnie if her disciples who infest tverv town and ham-!sout the burden of their Il U their bread and! Treat their idle word, aj you would the l.i?M;:,' of u .v rpen;, o,- the buzzing of many instc'. ( 'any your en-inb u ance, an.l Hie I'tiriiv r. your lit'.-, f 11, e lie to all who wonid bra'ennd belie you. Why be afraid of any li.au ? Why 'vtools li.e ph ar.t hii.gcjof the kue", ha' thrift may follow fawning ?" No friend frarthtii; r.n: ! Iliiild up your character with holy pr'H'-ipies and y..ii; paih be not s'revvn wuli holy lluwers, let it I e beautiful with the. lights of divine life, and you 'will leave he loud a nobl exan pie, which will be to the world a pernniiil, whose leaves will be healing to the nations, and its j fragrance a penaccea to the soul. The Hotel for Negroes in the United States The statement thst we published the other day that W. B. Astor, Horace Greeley, 1'. T. liirnum cY Co., were about 'oer ct a hotel for the aceomniods'.ion of negroes in new Y'orh, contradicted by Mr. Greeley, in the Tribune. ,ie ..... . VC' believe the capital reeuired for this en- ,s furnished by Kiehard Adams Locke, ., centlcinaii ol wide lreiarv nnd phito- ,nphiC speeuls'ion, acd that the work oferrct- ):. , ,lie edifi::e is to be performed bv the Fairv jht Guard. We have heard that, being conveniently located by the sea side, the rule of exclusive devotion to colored people gues'S is to be released iu fivor of mermaids but our informs ti.iii 011 this point is second handed, nnd!nol to bo irnp'ii jily relied on. Seriotislv. is there no limit to human gulli bility ? The pa:-rap!i above quoted first came out in a letter fnen tliij city about fortnight since, ami has already been copitd into sonitthiu' like one thousand journals. Who supposes that anv one has really believ ed it I Question for Exercise. fi':e,or .vv0 feetf Three men agree to build a stone wall. Two can't work, and the other won't. Wanted know when they will get it done, and iiowj much thev will nnke by it, provided lime go ip in the meantime a fuut, a loot and a horf, ITTheXew York letter to the Washington 'Star has the following revolting cotice: Practical amalgamation is carried on to considerable extent in this city. The nflieia . statistics of marriages during the month of June, j authenticated by the City Inspector, show i that four black men were married to white women wiihin that period. ,n embark from New York in the steamer (California, with the view of landing at Sau- Francisco and proceeding thence to the Sierra Nevada, to fix astrnnoinicolly the position tiie ,,, which lie ji,coveroa in that mountain liurins ,,3 espetlrtion of last winter. 01 Intelligencer learns ILTTlie National Col. Fremont left Washington a few davs ago sol "An exchange paper, speaking of a sub scriber who had taken Hie paper a number years, refused to pay for it, says : "lie would ste.il a passage to heaven in secret corner of a streak of lightning, and smuggle gold from the streets of New Jerusa; lein to buystumps of halfpenny cigars." ' ITSnobledyke lived in the country, and nrnviccntly commenced going tosinging school. : hear J the teacher say something about a measure, when he eagerly rmark ous id: 'If ho means a hall-peck measure, -I beds must be a darned sight bigger than the ""cs we raise, for it takes half a dozen of them itinirg'''" "lake a measure? Is published every Thursday morning, in the room immediately over the Post Office, Maid Street, F-aton, Ohio, at the following ratei: 81 8fl per annum, in advance. . f 2 00, if not paid Within the year, and 82 60 after the year baa expired. fiTThese rates will ba rigidly enforced. Jg. No naoef discontinued until all arrearages' are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. UTAH communicationa aurressea totneta tor must be sent free of pcslage to insure at ention. tTNo communication inserted, unless ac companied by a responsible namet The Snake-Bitten Dutchman. j Some years ago, near the town of Reading Berks Co., Pa., there lived a cosy old farmer, named Sweighoofer of German descent and . accent, too, as his speech will indicate. Old man Sweighoolcr had once served as a member of the legislature, and was no fool; aa ke had long commanded a volunteer corp of rustic mi litis, he could hardly be supposed to incline tocowardict. His boy Peter was his only son, a strapping lai of seventeen; and upon young Peter and old Peter devolved the piiucipal. cares and b lis of the old man's farm, now ml then assisted by tha old lady and her two bounciag daughters; for it U very common in this State to sec the woman and girls in the field, nnd i.n extra occasions, hired bands. Well, one warm day in haying time, old Pe ter and young Peter were hard at it in the meadow, when the old man drops his scythe and exclaims: Oh, mine Gott, Peter!' 'What's de matter, fader?' answered the son, straightening up and looking towards his sire. 'Oh, mine Gott!' again cries the old man. Dander,' echoes young Peter, hastening up to the old man. 'Fader, what's de mat ter?' 'Oh, mine Gott, Peter, de ahuake bite mine leg!' If anything in particular was capable of frightening young Peter, it was snakes, for he once crippled himself for life by tramping oil a crooked stick w hich broke his ankle, and sr. jl orrified trie youngslor that be came near ful ling through himself. At the word snake, youngPeter fell back ! nimbly as a wire-dancer, bawling out: j 'Where ish de snaiss?' I 'Cp mine trowsers.' j 'Oil, mine Gott,' cried Peter, Juni or, 'k.i; 1 him fader.' I he kill me, Peter; come quick." I lint I'etr, the youngster's cowardice, over I c ,me his filis' love, while his fears gave strength I to hi lees, and he started like a scared loco ' unlive, to call nn old hurley Dutchman, whu : was in a distant part of the field, to give his ! father n lift v.'-ih the snake. Old Jake, the i farmer's a-;::istant, came bungling along, as 1 soon as tie heard the news, and passing by the 1 fence whereon peter and his son had hungup their 'iin.-'rv wonlsev' vests, .lake grabbed one . ' , .1 , -1., ...... ''I Kie yiinie-llis "no lininty iw '"- J who slill n.nnage-Vto keep on his pins, alth he was qiK'King alio 1110 cnug .c on o.'yc, i leaf in n June gale of wind. ! 'iili, mine (iott! Come come quick, Ya- ;ceb!' . . Vat you got, eh? Schnakef Yaw', yaw; come, Yacnb;-he bites me all W pieces: here, up dine leg.' Old Jake was not particularly sensitive trt fear, (lathering up a siiff. dry stalk ofatal v.orth weed, old Juke told the boss to be ready, and he would at least stun the snake by a rap or two,- if he did not kill "him stone dead; and old man Peter, less loth to have his leg bro ke.iv tl.J-.n to be hit.b-n to death by the viper, des:gnated the spot to strike, and old Jake let have it. The first blow broke the weefl, and also kn-v k. 1 Petrr off his pegs. "'),' r.,ared Peter, 'you have proke mine leg, and le tm schuake's got away.' Vere?' cried old Jake, moving briskly md scanning very narrowly tho eartu a j ; ; he smou upon. 'Never mm J ;gO hoti: ,irrt, Yaeol-; he'p mo up; 1M if it t 0:1 v.-iiir v.sf of ::, here it is,' s.iis tne c'd kfo:it..icr, gaihr.rirg up his boss and try ing to L't t the garment upon his humpy back. I be moment old Pe'er made the effort be grew livid in the face; his hair stood on endjheshiv-. ered: he shook: his teeth chattered, and hi! knees knocked an accompaniment. 'Oh, Yacob, carry me uume; I'm so dead as nils!' 'Vat? lib aniwuder schnakc in yourtrow- sis?' 'No! I'm swelt all up! Mine vesht won't go on mine pack! Oh, mine Gott!' Tiinder and blixen." cried old Jake, as he took the same conclusion, and with might and main lugged and carried the boss tome quarter of a mile to the house. Young Peter had shinr.ed It for home at the earliest stage of the. dire proceedings, and so alarmed the girls that they were :n high strikes when they saw the approach of poor old dad and his assistant. Old Pe'er was carried in and began to die, as naluralss life, when in coinelh the old Isdy and wanted to know W hat was going on. Old Peter, in the last gai n of agony and weakness. pointed to his leg. The old woman wrapped op his pantaloons, and out fell a thistletop, us ; a and at the same time considerable of a scratch was visible. 'Call ois'.i a schnake? Bah!' says the old Woman. 'Oh, out I'm pisened to death, Molly. Fee, .I'm all pizen, mine vesht not come over (nine I podv at al . I 'Haw! haw! haw!' roared the old Woman, i 'Vat a fool. You got Peter's vesht on.' Kosl:!' roars old Peter, shaking off dcath'a I icy fietters at one surge, and jumping up.' j 'Yacob, vat nn obi fool you must he, to say II vas scliuake bit. Go a pout your pusiniss, gals. Peter, prmg me some peer. The old women saved Peter's life. Fifty-Six Slaves offered their Freedom. a for nf The heirs of Augustine and George Law. of London county, Vs., have offered to set frte fitly slaves, valued at $30, COO, provided the American Colonization Society will send them to Liberia, and make the usual provision for them after their arrival out. Some of these slaves have husbands or wives belonging Id other masters, an 1 efforts are about being made to secure their freedom also, so that there shall be no separation of families. Thomas Triplet, Esq, of Fauquier county, Va., is the owner ol Henry Trier, a valuable" servant. whote wife and nine children will be freed bv ,1, .a'.ro nf ,I,a AT,..c,i, T.nn; M I'enlui 1.... that! . ln sr. ,,.., ' hn,, h-- ! a . has permitted him to visit New York to endea vort' collect a sufficient amount. Kev. T. Herndon, also of Fauquier, has a man and wo man and six children, it is said, whom he i4 willing mar goto California, if their exaens are paid. of a ITLotiis Napoleon is likelv to get info' trou ble with a Yankee. It appears that the Em peror lately purchased a sewinff. machine for 105,000 francs, to make clothes for the army. The person from whom he purchased had no rifht, the patent being vested in another. The ac ual owner liv arrived at Paris, and has tlueatened Louis with an action for damages. Another nf the machines has been purchased by the Princes Mali! la, from the American who threatens to sue the Emperor. re- He two the the er is, vcu might be put mityoursslf, especially . Ml he has goi thick boots on. tTThere aro twoeasons why yon should not interrupt an editor when he is writing t'nn is, it it very apt to put him out ; theoth-