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v k published every Thorsdsy morning, in Hie room Immediately over the Post Office, Main Street, Eaton, Ohio, at the following riles: f 1 60 per nnuiri, in advance. 3 00, if not paid wifhtn the year, and 2 60 after the year has expired. 13T These rateswill be rigidlyenforced. JSJ No paper discontinued until all arrearage re paid, unlessat the option of the publisher" ITAII eommunicstidris addressed lot he Ed tor must be sent free of postage to insure at Dtion. CTN0 fcrjrhtnUrticition inserted, unless ae ompshie'd by a responsible name. [From the Boston Olive Branch.] THE DIAMOND RING, OR, The Astrologer's Stratagem. A TALE OF BOSTON IN 1775. BY OLIVER OPTIC. [CONCLUDED.] CHAPTER VIII. CHAPTER VIII. The Ring. His reflections were soon disturbed byavig 'oroiia application at the huge knocker on the odVrdoorof his ranttum. The stars are unfavorable; there is no knowledge to be obtained to-day," said the astrologer, with a kind of sneering smile on hi face. "Never mind the stars; I wish to see you," aid a voice he recognized. The astrologer opened the door and Wsldeck 'entered. "Well, Mr. Rahab, you have seen me be fore; perhaps you will remember," said the visitor. ' "I have, years ago," replied the astrologer 'indifferently. "Why, Mr. Conjurer, you are annourned by the crier as having just arrived in the country." "1 have seen you from the na: ions of the East." "The devil you have; you ore the most long sighted man I ever saw." "Mine is not a mortal vision," returned Ra lab, in a solemn tune. ."Perhaps not," replied 'Wsldeck, awed in pile of himself at the solemn tone of :he con jurer, "perhaps not. I have come to nsk an 'explanation of the extraordinary words you whispered in my ear lost night." "What explanation is needed? You under stand them," said Rahab, in a lone so stern as to startle his auditor. "I do not, on my honor. Here is my hand; tell me more." "Nay, you would shrink lo hear Hie awful revelations of the stors in relation to your past and tuture Hie. "No mattr; we are alone and no comments can be made." "As you will," said the conjurer as he took the goldsmith's hand. "The past is plain; the 'future must be won from the celestial bodies. There is blood here, as I have told you before. You are a murderer!" "Fool!" exclaimed Waldeck, pale ond an gry at the intelligence, "but go on with your e ibbensh "Yuu have taken the life of an old mnnsnd concealed his body. You have buried it" mid the conjurer paused to consider whether he should risk a gutss at the locality "near the 'fortification on the neck." "Ha, ha, ha!" laughed Wsldeck, evidently Relieved from Ihe oppressive doubts which (lis turbed him. "1 suppose aome one has told you that my partner was murdered!" "I needed not be told." "And you have invented this story to fright en me." "Did it not startle you?" said the old man, 'suddenly. "No, old dotard; but you are so wise, let me invpke'your aid on another point . When my mariner disappeared, he had on his finger a ring which" "He bad not," said the conjurer, readily. Such was supposed to be Ihf case." "The ring was moved before bis disappear ;ance." "And do you happen to know where it is?" "I do not precisely; but it is somewhere in 'the shop. When the stars are favorable, I shall make a calculation which shall deter mine ils precise locality." "You seem to be aware of my purpose s." 'There is no 'Conjuration about this, for the lady who wai in your company Ins: night re quested it," replied Mr. Rahab with unexpect ed candor. Mr.'Waldeck took hi leave, satisfied that the conjurer, though he tnld some truths, was not infallible. He was a little inclined to be 'superstitious; he bad been startled the previ ous nilit by Rahab's ready statement, -ii'l he bad sought Ihis interview to relieve his mind, 'ilia wisdom was certainly wonderful, but to his knowledge.ht had'made several mistakes which 'was quite enough' to overthrow his claim to su pernatural intelligence. View it as he might, however, there was something mys'eriotis uhotit the man; something that he could not faih"m; ud his own disturbed judgment did not at all nlirninisb the wonder. CHAPTER IX. The Secret Vault. Amelia, agreeably to the instructions of 'the pretended conjurer, had begged and en 'treated Waldeck to institute rigorous search for the lost ring. She had so well tc'ed her part that the goldsmith was fully imposed villi the value of the service be should con fer by the discovery of it. As to the fact of the ring being on the fin ger of John Dewrie at the time of his disap pearance, he had no knowledge. The first i.itimation he had of it, as from Colonel Powell. He had revived all the circumstnii "ce connected with the murder, endeav ring to satisfy himself whether, consistently with tiia own safety, he could produce the ring.and propitiate the favor of Amelia by restoring it. The parties interested believed the ring to tiave bten on the murdered goldsmith's finger; but could he not say he had foun.l it concealed in the ihop ? So strong was his desire o con ciliate the ycnroggirl that he resolved to ven ture the act, and trust to circumstances to Verify his statement in case there should be ny doubt, It was the night of the day following his in terview with the astrologer, that, bavin? brought bis Blind to this resolution, he lighted lantern and descended to the cellar. He bad scarcely disappeared, when the door com municating With the back parlor was stealth ily opened, and a rran groped his way, with noiseless step, through the shop to the trap door. It was Robert Dewrie. He was dress ed in Ibe garb of seaman, his face half con reeled by a buge pair of false whiskers. While the terrible imputation of murder was attached to his name, he ceased not for a mo ment hit vigilence in the attempt to criminate the man through whose crime he rtffered. Having key to the back door of the house, Which'he had procured to favor his noctural excursions in the cause of liberty, lie bad fre quently admitted himself to the house for the purpose of watching Waldeck. All bis hopes depended on his success in exposing the true ethmntl. Wsldeck hud closed the trap-door after his diicent, end Robert stood some time near perplexed lor the means of opening it without noise. The singular movements of Waldeck stared him that something more than was known to him wts concealed in the cellar. promise to Area lis to institute new TP H mm BY W. 0. Q0ULD. 'Fearless and Free.' $l,5Cper Annum inAdvancj. New Scries. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0. FEB, 1, 1855 Vol. 11, No. 33. a it, search for the ring inspired him with the hope that the present visit lo the cellar as j connected wit h Hint object. He must enter : the cellar, even at the risk of exposing hrs presence in the house, lie careu noi lo: ins own discovery; he only ftaied to retard the goldsmith's operations, Procuring f .-urn the table at which his uncle' had formerly worked a small can ol oil, he ; fell for the hinges of the trap and pouted ils upon them. Thus prepared, he raised j the door very gen'ly about a foot, and placed a stiek under lo sustain it. Cautiously he laid , down upon the shop floor, and Ihiust his head '.hrough the aperture. In this position he obtained a full view of the goldsmith, r.nd of his operations. He was engaged in taking down the wall of Ihe Cellar, in front of the secret vault. I-noiigh wus al ready removed for the voting man to obtain a view of its contents. When a sufficient por tion of the w.ill was removed lo permit his in- tress to the vanl, he took a knife frniii his pocket and entered His purpose before sus pected, was now apparent, nut itooerl could not s e hurt distinctly; for he had penetrated to the fur'.r.ercsl corner or the vault. Atterlhe lapse of a few moments, Waldeck emerged from l ie vault. In Ins hand he held the ring and the kinie. htoopiug down he examined Ihe f irmer by the light ol Ihe lan tern, and then rubbed it with his hatnlker chtif as if to removesome stains. Apparently satisfied with Ibe operation, he deposited Ihe r:ni! in his picket, and proceeded to relay the stones in front of the vault. Congratulating himself that he had at last obtained a clue to the til lit ol Ihe goldsmith, he closed the Imp door wilh the inmost caution, ami crept on of the shop as he had entered. The position ol W nloeck, decided as he was to restore the lust rini!, was surrounded by un cerlainiies. Afier closing up Ihe vault he re turned lo the shop and seated himself at the work-lable. Drawing the ring from his pock et, he proceeded to a more tniuuie cxaimnn lion of its condition. The sinn lies', sign of Mood would criminate him. With brushes, and various other implements, he gave i', a thorough cleansing. He was about to rnVxe the repairs which it needed, when Ins atten tion was am sicd by a slight knock at the street door. Surprising his labor, he listened for a repetition of it, scarcely Lelicvirg that any one would desire admission at that hour of the night. Bat tne knock wr.s repeated. In the shalered state Ol his nervous system, he trembled with apprehension, and connected the visitation, as l.e was, wont lo connect ev ery ii iiusunl event; with the one great lopic ol his reflection the murder. "Who is there V' asked he in a tremulous tone. 'lOpen the door, Jlr. Waldeck." "Who is il !" "I I is I Robert Dewrie !" "Go to the backdooraiid I wBW.mit you," answered the goldsmith, wondfiiag at i lie ob ject of his visit, as well as the temerity of the young man. Passing to the do r in the rear, he admitted Robert, who h d removed his false whiskers, and they both entered Ihe buck parlor. "Robert, I believe you are mad," said Wal deck. "You will epose yourself in .spite of all mv exertions to screen you "If I am not mad, it is no lault of yours-. Rut no matter: I will not reproach you; I am in distress - det p distress. Fearful for my life I have not dared to approach the habitation of man in my own garb," said Koberl, in an humble tone. "Are yen not safe in this disguise f" "No, I tremble for my life, and wuuderobout half starveo, like a friendless dog." "Why not go to another part of Iho country, cr to England." I sin a beggar without name or means," re plied the young timii in a desponding lone, so naturally coiinterleitrd ilnil the goldsmith was completely deceived. "1 lb-red to furnish you the money," said Walueck, exceedingly rejuictd to find that Robert's lofty spint had In en humbled. "Will you now f" said Robert, in a suppli cating tone. "1 will any sum you require in reason, if you will give me a lieu on your estate, when ever it comes to light." 'God bless vou, Mr. Waldeck, you are in deed nit friend." "I have always endeavored to lie, Robert, notwithstanding your unjust suspicion of me," said Waldeck. Robert could hardly smnMie-rhis indignation at Waldeck's cross hypocrisv, but Ins great purp ise compelled the utmost circumspection. "Now. Robert, perhaps in your altered frame of mind, you will he willing to do nie a service." "Gladly, sir. If vr u are i lie murderer cf my uncle, 1 forgive you Iroinlhe bottom of my heart." "I find you still persist in that unjust sus picion." "Pardon me, I will not mention it again," said Robert, a liltle fenrlul that he migh.'nvar do his part by acquiescing to readily in his own guilt. "What can I do for you ?" "You remember on the day of your uncle's disappearance lwillnntp.ini you by saying murder that Colonel Powell left a ring in his charge for repairs ?" "I do," replied Robert, hardly able to con ceal Irs satisfaction i't the mention of n topic which he had been studying to introduce. "Yuu remember thai he slipped it on his finger and was unable to remove it?" said Waldeck. intently regarding his companion. "1 distinctly remember il," replied Kobi.it, apparency bestow ing but hlllo-attention upon Ihe subject. "You were with your uncle after Colonel Powell left him I" "I wus ?" "Now do you know what be did wiih thai ring? Colonel Powell's daughter is exceed ingly anxious to recover il. Do you know whether he succeeded ill getting it off of his fimrer?" Robert, feeling that the criticol moment of his mission had come, naused lo reflect. "I saw him take it off in the heal of his an ger, but, if 1 mistake not.he replaced it again,' suid lie. "Henlaced it oeam 1 lint, after all the trouble that had been made about it f " "I am not sure about it. I was too much excited myself toobserve very accurately; but during our dispute he was all the lime at worn on his finger. My impression is is that he re moved il," "U is probable that he did, for he had a pe culiar talent lor displacing a titht ling," said Waldeck. "Have you any idea where be could have deposited it? I have searched the house oVel several times wiihoutsucetss.' II i.nt.a nn. a un.. nr.. .U'DIP. Ilf flftd great many places of concealment for little ar tides of jew-elry." ml valuable ornaments hidden away in corners. Do you know any! particular place of concealment t" "No be rarely used the same place twice,1 one else count know, lloberl was abundantly pleased with the success of his night's adven conlenia vvniun, and departed after receiving a liberal sum of money, satisfied thai Waldeck Would produce the line, and thus relieve him fiom though, now 1 think of it, there is an operlure on the under side of his table, from which I have seen him take a wtch." j I ndtr the tuble ! I have not looked there; it is possible the rint! mav yet be found. Waldeek was satisfied now that Robert knew not whether the ring on the finger of his uncle or nut; and if A did not, why no the odium of the terrible crime 1 CHAPTER X. Conclusion. t' On the morning succeeding Robert'Dtwric's starling discoveries, Colonel Powell and ! finugirrr were seaieu hi iiif? uanor 01 ins house iii Queen-street, anxiously awaiting 'be' arnvai of Ihe astrologer. He had engaged to r-veal the locality ol Die precious nng, and I though the ml. lligent fliccr gave no creoence to me mysteries oi me science, ins curiosiiyi was txcneu. i ne seer nan mane some asiou-, hdiing disclosures. 1'Ulc was a wonderful I wisdom in the man, obtaiu it from whatever source he might. Amelia thought not of the juggling preton sious of the astrologer; she looked upon him as the character and mind of her lover, labor ing to obtain Ihe means of washing Ihe stains from his name. She thought not of the jug gler; only of Ihe lover the abused, the per seeu eJ lover. She regretted the deception he was compelled to practice, but it W'as in Y'ood cause, and even her sensitive na'.ure could pardon it. He came, "The stars had been favorable; the enveted knowledge had been vouchsafed In him, and he was ready lo point out the hi ding place of the ring. Amelia trembled at the boldness o I the astrologer she fell that hf hrd promised more Ihan he cuuld perforin. Wilh nervous anxiety she anticipated the re sult of his machinatfoiia. 'W..II Vr Piil. ni.. revitnl !hp Wnlitv: and. af we are not likely to be impressed by the mummeries of your nrt, you can o nit the us ual trickery, and come directly lo the point," said Colonel Powell, with a good-uulured laugh. "We most go to the shop of the goldsmith first," returned the astrologer. Colonel Powell, having no objection to this arrange n.ent, but rather Ihinking it esirable, tl e carriage was called, and Ihe party were driven to Newbury-slreet. Mr. Waldeck was sealed at the work-table. Of course he manifested a gieat deal o.f pleas ure at the visit. "The stars have at last been favorable," said Colonel Powell, after the customary sal utaiions had been interchanged; "if they re store my daughter's ring, 1 shall be exceedingly-obliged to them." The astrologer heeded not the officer's sneer or the goUdmilh's incredulous smile, ami only inclined his head in a respectful obeisance. "If Let us proceed lo business, M' Rnhnb; you w ill pardon our nnxittv if we desire vou to hurry the forms," continued Colonel I owell The astrologer looked up a d then down; assumed a mysterious air, made various strange gestures and sudden starts, all of which were regarded by Colonel Powell with smile of good humored contempt. Amelia was t'O anxious to bestow a thought upon the ;,....l.ll,,n rr l'l -., though he manifested his apparent increduliiyi by interchanging glances of sly humor with the clficer. "I see it !" said the seer, in the midst of gyrations; "I see it !" '"Where?" said the Colonel. "Where?" repeated Waldeck "llu! my eyes grow red, there is blond here!" continued the astrologer, placing his hands over his visu.i I organs, "Never mind the blond; where is the ring!" said Colonel Powell. "The ring," added Wladeok. "I see it still, but it's red with blood," con tinned ltahtib, pointing to a spot, in which he sid the ring whs concealed. Waldeck iih more deliberation than suited the Colonel, examined the place indicated, hut no ring was there. " I he blood confused me," said the ostrolo ger in apology for the error. Again he pointed out a spot, but it proved to be wrong, and a third time with the same result. "Enough of this," said Colonel Powell. "We are greater fools than you, Mr. Ral.ab, to listen to your nou'eiise." Mr. Waldeck laughed in derision ot the ap parent discomfiture of Ihe Wiseman. Amelia was so agitated at what she deemed the fail ure of the scheme that she could with difficul tv conceal it Irotn her lather. The watchful eye of ihe iistiologer how ever noticed it. and m wnu percit a stolen word ' encouragement, in her ear, which did much to resiore her. "Colonel Powell, 1 must beg vour indul gence for coucenlinc from von a circumstance which came to my knowledge last night. I Ittm: iliftivrrrtl the ring ! niul without an v aid from t lis miserable imposter," said Mr. Wal do -a. taking from his pocket the ornament. Amel n trtmbled again with agitation, but a g'ti i t.f intelligence from Rahab restored her CO'itt'C ore. "Ha ! therini !" exclaimed the astrologer, with well acted gesturr of astonishment. "Yes, the ring," answered Waldeck, "how are the stars now ?" ' 'The stars are red with blood; there is good reason for the failure of my experiment." "No doubt of it, Mr. R.ihah," said Colonel Powell; examiniiii the ring he had just taken from vv nbleck ; "no doubt of it, the best rea son in the world." "May I look at the ring?" asked the astrol oger, extending his hand er. exien- ing niam.no. "Certainly you may, .f you will promise not to run away with it," and Colonel Powell handed him the ornament. "It is red with blood !" said Rahab with a tragical gesiiirc. "Fool, idiot !" exclaimed Waldeck, whose nerves seemed to have a deeded antipilhy to the mention of blood. "There is murder here !" continued the seer, regardless ol the goldsmith's epitaph. "Let us drive the fellow out, Colonel Pow ell," said Waldeck, trembling with alarm. "0. no, don't be harsh with him ; he is a harmless fellow; besides, there has been mur der here, you know." Mr. Waldeck did know it, but very ungra ciously neglected to noti. e the remark. "There is a corpse here I" continued the astrologer, holding out the ring alarm's length, and regarding it with tremulous horror. "Where is il?" asked the officer ouietlv. ! Mr. bahob performed sundry fnutostio feats and then, with a strangely marked effort at dramatic effect, exclaimed) "Uuried under the bottom of the cellar, in the north-west corner." Waldeck breathed more freely, tad express- I Coloin-I Powell. I Waldeck, overcome by the sudden and un n ! expected revelation of his fatal secret, was ! speechless. Arm lia was gloried, but her i i .!...! I,..r f.. ,ra mot il,o unli...l I ed his contempt for tli prediction, but at the same time suggested that an txaiuinaliou should be made. Coonel Powell opposed it as folly. look in ni the astrologer brought Air.eiiu to the rescue; and she begged her father lo favor Ihe search. "1 am not mistaken tins lime," said the as trologer. If that simple and comprehensive word "humbug" was in use in iho.-Ne days, we have no joubl Colonei Powell made if exp ess his sentimenlson the present occasion. Without any failh in Mr. Rahab's w isdom, he at last consented to the Scare, and Waldeck pro cured a couple of laborers to do the work. The party descended to the cellar, ond the seer pointed out the spot where Ihe body was buried. The laborers commenced their task, m-IhIa Iho mirlv. tint v. IV .1. eiow imnr.cil vil, tiie stol. rnnily of tl. occasion, indulged in iili Ltflk at HiH f-vneiw. itf tl... rir-enl' sr - ieiices. T)t. g .,cnvated the earth to the de ,( I(j aboul twu rct.t . Wt. ,.T(isiunallv (o 'j, ,he BUentin of ihe company, theas' Uo h er 8Ve auctions to the workmen. At ,asl al( omllljljUN uk ,t. ,ti (k. if,,..,i -.,,,, t il.- l.o.lv w ul.l shortly appear. Amelia, not understanding the tactics of Mr. Rahab, was frequently start led by his abrupt gestures and singular demon strations. Mr. Waldeck nl Colonel Powell, in the absence ol other occupation, stood by the pit, watching the laborers at Ih.-ir task. The as trologer walked up and down the cellar, slop ping at every turn, in front of the wall which contained the vault. He had fixed his eye upon a stone in the lower par! of the wall, upon which the slabilityoftnestnctnre seem ed to depend. Il was evident the woik bed been execu'eJ by an unskillful hand. On the binding stone the astrologer occasionally be stowed a kick, and once, while Ihe others were looking into the pit, he stooped down and worked it up and down w ith his hands Approaching the cavity in w hich the work men W'-re engi'ged, he exclaimed with start ling veli'.nieiice : "Slay! the body is at hand ; the r.tars are fa vorable." Again the juggler performed some incanta tions, and bidding the laborers rcs.wue then task, he approached the secret vault. IJutj no body appeared, and Colonel Powell, imps tient at the tong continuance of the trick, and disgusted with the performances of the astrol oger, began to vent his appreciation of Ihe oc casion : "Let us end ibis farce, 1 shall be ashamed to meet a sensible man after having made such a fool of myself." "He patient ; the body shall appear," re plied the seer, starting across t e cellar. "I had hoped thai through collusion or some other means; this fellow might bring Ihe body to light," said Waldeck. " uid your hope be realized !" thun dered the astrologer, giving a powerful thrust with his foot at the loose stone tbove men tioned. To the nslonirhmerlt of the whole party, and to the utter dismay of Waldeck, the wall in front of the vault came down with a crash, a I most burying the astrologer in ihe mass I "Good heavens! what is this f" exclaimed wi.h'trem'.lous anxiety the denouncement 0( Rahab's plot. The conleuls of the vault weie only partially expos. 0, and the astrologer leap- ing into the aperiurej threw hi' herand thither the various bugs and kegs ; and rti.tntu,, the ty uiltite imrlij. Calling the labou rs lo his as sistance, ihe corpse was conveyed from ils Concealment to the open cellar. "The stars are inde -d propitious," mutter ed the astrologer, as he bent over the body. "This is astounding," said Colonel Powell, "but, Rahab, how knew you Ihis f No more of the stars, scoundrel, I suspect you are an accomplice." "Ay, an accomplice," stammered Waldeck, trembling wilh the v iolence of his trepidation. "An accomplice !" thiiudt red the astrologer In Waldeck. "Viilinn ! murderer! In the presence of heaven, ehurpr line uilli the niurdrr ."' and Uahab'se yes Hashed fire to the goldsmith's confused gaze. "Oh, father, let us go out of this plane," said Amelia thrilled with horror at Ihe ghast ly sight which the body of the goldsmith pre sented. Colonel Powell assisted Amelia up s'nirs, folio ed by Waldeck, the astrologer, and the laborers. "Tins is strance," said the officer, when they bad reached the shop." "Verv strange !" repealed Waldeck, ghns'lv ; nab? with fear. "This man must have Dee n concerned in tne nuruci. "Mr. Waldeck," said the seer in a mild tone, "concealment is useless. You you are the assassin !" "Pshaw ! man !" remarked Colonel Powell, "You are mad ; you know not whal you say." "Where did he get the ring ? ' "I found it in tjie shop," answered Wal deck, striving to recovei his composure. "Liar!" exclaimed the astrologer. "You took it from the fin er of the corpse ! Av, you cut olftiie finger for the purpose of obtaining it." "It is false! falsa as hell!" replied the goldsmith. "That can easily be determined," said Col. Powell, descending to lite cellar. He had scarcely disappeared, when Waldeck made a sudden movement towatds the door. "No, viliian !" shouted 'he seer, seizing him rudely by Ihe collar, "you shall not es cape Hy heaven ! he is right. The finger is iy ..t-vc. . Z VnvclT cu gone !" exclaimed Colonel 1 owed convinced of the truth, as he hastily entered the shop from the cellar. "N w, 1 see, my excellent .Mr. Waldeck, why you were so willing Mr. Robert Dewrie should escape the hands ol justice." "Y'ou w'rong me, C louel Powell, on my soul you do," pleaded Waldeck. "I will ex plain ihe means by which Ihe ring came into my possession," and the miserable man rela ted the interview he had had the preceding night wilh Roberi Dewrie. "He must have amputated the finger him self, and conceale.1 Ihe ring in the shop." "And you happened lo find it immediately?" sneered Colonel Powell, upon whom the gold smith's ghastly face and shaking form had pro duced a strong impression. "I om sntinfied and the money you ptocured lor me was ob tained from that vault ?" But. Mr. Astrolo ger, who are you that seem to be so familiar with this bloody husiness ?" "I am Robert Dewrie 1" and the pretended astrologer tnrew off bis disguise. Removing the white wig and long beard, he went to a wash-stand and effaced the stains from his countenance, "liv heavens ! so it is," exclaimed Colonel Puwejl. Waldeck glanced nt him, but his shattered nerves and w ildly throbbing heart hail over come him, and he sunk fainting upon the floor, troin which he was removed by the la borers. An examination of the circumstances con vinced the officer that Waldecs was undeni ably guilty. "Young man," said he to Robejt, "I have wronged you, but the circumstances were against you." "I know it, sir; I acquit you of any unwor thy motive, replied Dewrie. "You ore a good fellow, after all, if y.iu are a rebel," ai d Colonel Powell exiended his hand, which was readily accepted by Ihe oilier. "Amelia," said Robert, "1 have proved my innocence." "Thank Cod ! Robert, you have," and the next moment the lovers were clasped in a fund embrace, which Colonel Powell did not at tempt to prevent. The carriage still awaited tbetn, and the parly relumed lo Col. Powell's mansion. Kobe t gave a minute explanation ofl he means by which he had been implicated in the iiiur der. and the course he had taken to criminate Waldeck. Though every stain was removed from the character of Robert Dewrie, Colonel Powell could scarcely consent to the proposed union of his daughter with a rebel. Koberl wa? now the heir uf all his uncle's immense wealth, and thus, in this respect, rendered a fit mulch for his daughter. Separate Ihf. in he could not, therefore he determined to permit the young man's vis'us while he withheld his consent to their union an accommodation which the lovers ir.'.erpieted as an unqualified permission Waldeck unable to endure the loathing of his fellow men, died by his own hand and few days alur the funeral of John Dewrie his remains were convened to an uuiiouoicd grave. In the battleof Bunker Hill; which occurred shortly after the events we narrated, Ruber; Dewrie and Colonel Powell were in ra'ik.. ol Ihe Combatants. Dili both escaped unhurt. Refore the evuciuitiuii of liosloii the Lillet was feized with an eni leimc fcver, which, notwithstanding the devoted care ol hisdaiigh tcr, carried him oil ond left her with no pro tector in a foreign land. Robert in disguise, visited the city, and contrived lo convey her, with her own c uiseiii lo the houo of u rela tive in Cambridge. A'ter she departure the British they were married. In the warof the Revolution, Robert Dewrie was an active participant, and at its close wes a Colonel in the ilassachu etts forces, having attained to his honors with his own good sword. When the din of battle was no more heard the land, he retired to pnvaie life, to rejoice in the love of his devoted w ife, who still wears on her linger the precious jewel whic i estab lished her husband s innocence the "Via WOlld if.!!''." , L , ; HTlf n man wishes lo become lich, he must appear r.cli JTHalf what passes anions; men fot talents is nothing but vigorous heulih. UTChristiniiity is not a theory lo be criti cited so much as a life to be copied. ItrMany a man is an ass for half a century "M'"'n covering that braying is not do 0 ncautifiil is the love, and sweet the kiss of a si.,lt.r lmt jf yu ,..vll.t sis!l.r Undy lty a t0Usin- it isn't much Worse. ITU is the little troubles that wear the heart out. It is easier to throw a bomb shell a mile, than a feather even with artillery. JTlt is conjectured that the term "grns" widows, arises from the fact that their bus bonds are "roving blades." JTWlien you hear man osletitaciously la menting his def-ciive education, it's a sign he thinks himself a devil of a fellow for that. IT A slave has but one master ambitious man has us many masters ns there are persons whose aid may contribute his advancement. BTThe phrase "live on nothing and find yourself," is now translated into "exist upon the apex of noiienity, and discover your where abouts." p Mn.'ame Jeiwty Lind Roldscmidt has been compelled again tocoiilr.idict rumors oldoiues- lie inlelici'ies. She represents her husband I to be a "model of conjugal attachment and fection. O Control your thoughts while in retire ment, ami your tongue w hile in company. IP" The Library society is now in full blast, question lor discussion : "If a man builds corucrib, does that give him a right lo crib corn !" (LyThere are few persons to be found, who are nut m ire concerned for the reputation wil and sense, than fur honesty and virtue. Of o you wish to be rich ? It is perfectly easy, be as mean as curt. Cheat everybody you can, friend or.foe, father and mother, sis ter and brother. 0"A Dutchman beine called upon for toast, naii? : "Here ish to de heroes who fight, pled and died nut the patties of Punker liill, of w iio me ish vone." ID' If you wonl I be well with a great mind, leave liim with a favorable impression of vou; , . ..... . , , ' . f if w ith a little mind, leave him wilh a favor able- opinion of himself. UTA rather singular mainage Contract a few days since entered into in Tcniiesee. The wifo is worth a cool fifty thousand. The husband is ti e righiful owner of a magnificent goatee. 1 he contract was as follows: Art. 1st. The husband is to have no interest in the wile's estate. Art. 2d. He is not to collect any debts the concern. Art. 3d. The beloved husband is not chastise or control any of her servants without the wife s consent. Art. 4th. The husband binds himself to ihe wife one hundred ond fifty dollars pci an num for board nnd to have his lodging gratis UMoss will grow upon grave stones .h E rtheuln p bT: springs from the eying branch ; 1 ivy will mistletoe sp God be praised, something green.somelhitig to the sight, and grateful to the heart, will twine aiound and grow out of the seams crackt of the oessolate temple of the, iuman heart. Conclusion. Rates of Advertising. One square, (or less) 3 insertions, f If " Each additional inreilion, 28 " " Three months, - 8,00 " " Six months, ----- 6,U0 . Twelvemonths, - - - 8,'0 One fourth of s column per year, lff.00 jlSf " " 18,00 column " " 30.00 All over a squsre charged as tweaqusres. O'Adver'.isemen's inserted till foroid tth expeuse of the advertiser, JOB WORK Executed at this Office wilh neatness anil despatch, at the lowest possible rates. The Snow of Age. We have just stumbled upon the follow ing pretty ,..ece ol mosiac, lying amid a multitude of those less attiactive : "No snow falls lighter than the snow of agpj but none is heav ier, for it never melts." The figure is by 10 means novel, but the closing part of the .sentence is new as well as emphatic. The scripture represents age by the almond tree, w hich bears blossoms of the purest wiiite. "The almond tree shall flourish" the head shall be hoary. Dickens says of one ol his characters, whose hair was turning grry, that it looked as if Time bad lightly splashed his snows upon it in pas'ing. "I; never ruelis" no, never. Age is inex orable; iis heels must move onward; they know not any reirograde movement. The old man mav sii and sing, "I would 1 were a boy igaiu," but he grows older as he sings. He may read of the ebxir of youth, but he can not hud n ; he may sigh for the recret of the alchemy which is able to make him young gain, but sighing brings it not. He rnaygnze backwaid with an eye of longing upon the rot y schemes of ear v years, but as one who gazes on his home from the deck of a depart ing ship, every moment carrying him further away. Poor old man I be has 1 it Lie more to do than die. "It never melts." The snow of winter come and sheds ils while blossoms upon the valley and mountain, but soon the sweet spring follows ami smiles it all sway. Not so with that upon the brow of the tottering veteran; there is no spung whose warmth can peueraie its elernal fust. Jt came to stay; i.s single flukes I'll unnoticed, ond now it is drill, el there. U e shall see II increase until we lay i In. old loan in his grave; there it shall be ob iil ed by the e.trual darkness, for there is no ate in heaven. Yet whysp'-ak of age in a mcurnful strain? It is tieau.iiul, houorab.e, and eloquent. Should we igb at Ihe proximity ot death, when life ami ihe world are so full of empti ness ? Let the oid exult because they are old, if any n.usi wi cp, lot it be ihe young, at the long siitiessieii of cares that are before them. Welcome ti e snow, for it is the em blem of peace uiid test. It is but a tempo ral crow n, w hich h8l full nt the gates of Par adise, to be ripluctd by a brighter and a belter. The Teacher Stumped. ol in It happened in a reboot room one tiny, while a class of boys and girls were reciting a les son in Arithmetic. ,twas about their first ItSsnn. "Five from five leaves how many ?" asked the teacher, of a little gir, of some six years of age. A f er a moment's reflection, she answered, "Five." "How do you make that out?" asked the teacher. Holding her two hands out towards him sbe said : "Here are five fingers on my right hond and five on my other. Now, if I take the fingers on my right hand away from the fingers on my le ft hand, won't five remain ?" The leather was "slumped," and obliged to knock under. Cause of Yankee Emigration. ail When Mr Corvvin was a member of the General Assembly of Ohio, he brought in a bill lor the obi litton of public punishment al the whipping post. He made a speech there on, to winch mi eldeily gentleman replied somewhat ns follows ; Mr. Speaker, the gentleman is not as old as I om, ami has not seen as much of the practical operation of the system of punish ment w hich he desires lo nholiso. When I lived in Connecticut, if a fellow stele a hone, or cut up mi y other rustics, we used to tie hint up and give him a real good thrashing, and never saw no more of him. It is the best W07 of ceiling rid ol rogues that was ever fried and wnlioiu expense: to the biote." Mr. Corwui arose lo riply: "Mr. Speaker, 1 have ollen been puzxled lo account lor the vast tungiation irom Uinnec- lietit lo the West ; but the gentleman last up has explained it to my entire satisfaction." The bill passed w.thout ony further discussion. Sublimity. af The following specimen of the sublime is from Ihe bps of an itinerant vender of soaps, ic , and was delivered at a lair held a few nays since al Kcene, N. H : "Ml.at I were on eagle! I would seize Cilutiib.a'j fl ,g unturlel, and soar aloft until 1 reached the upper air. I would wave it o'er the thrones of tyrants, an emblem ol hope and promts? to the down-trodden, and hang it from 'he telling of the skies. I would steal tlu i.ectar from the g als, and suck from every cloud aml.r. sial sweets, ond when I descend ed agtiii to earth, uonld make thtminto toap'.'' True. a of My dear friend that nion has been talking about you so again! He has been tetlinit aome of ihe awfulesi lies you tver hea.'d; why, he railed about for on hour!" "And you heard it all, did you?" "Yes." "Well niter this, just remember, that it takes wo to make a slander one to tell and one to listen to it." a was of to pay , snd 1 fair vt and JTA pretty woman is like a great truth or a great happiness, and has no more light to bun dle herseif under n green veil or any similar aboimnatiou, ihan the tun has to put on green spectacles. XJ"A young man was frequently cautioned by Ins father lo vole for "ni' asitres.not men." He promised to do so, and soon after received a bonus to vole for a Mr. Peck. His father, astonished at his voting for a man w hom he deemed objec'.iuiuble, inquired his reasons for doing so. "Surely, father," said the youth, "you told me to vole tor mea&ure, ind if Peck is not a measure, I don't know what is." 0A rash and somewhat deluded young mar has threatened to opply the Mame Law to hie sweetheart, she intoxicates him so! Per haps the Marriage Law would be more effec tual ITEntering upon an argument wilh a mete, physician is like getl'rne into sn omnibus- you know wbere you starl from, but it ia im possible o tell where it will carry you. Tbe man who eot into a train of th nght. w'jg taken into custody at the first station fir t-veling without a ticket ond .ntenced to h'ee Ca)S 'P"80nment 'n a brown study. ITTlf there be a clas of human beings ort earth who may properly be denominated low, it is that class who spend with out earning, consume without producing, snd dissipols oa, tbe earnings of their rel tires.