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Si ' . 4 I ::' r. r r i 1 5. I i v y Mi - . f . .... c CONN, ! ,.-.i m . : : ' :' v- 1 ., ; ; ),-: '.FmSCf vr . , .. , ;,... nnrATtTAULY ITT ADVANCE. - : C0MEH JUSKEI AND 4TH ST3. i 1 u m ir ir m m m m mi n ru i u. i m k i m "r . j . ....-.': j . r t . - . -fir. i .i. . i r . v- v , - -. . - - Z, RAGAN, Editor and Proprietor, .' ' From the Boston Olive Branch. MAY LESLIE; n--y-- ? or the r. ;y ', FORBIDDEN MAERI AGE. .,' BY JESSIE ANTHON. ' '...r', y . j- - ,'-' ; TluRl wan to be a bridal at Brooksidc, aud hug before. .th nppolutcd hour, the 4ttint old eburch was filled with an impa tiont crowd. , t was not because a wed ding wai an unusual occurrence there, tbat $0 many thronged tbose dim nisleaj and gathered about the crumbling porch. But a few weeks had passed since Farmer Burford' youngest daughter had dazzled tlia oje of, her rustic neighbors by the pleader of her bridal attire, and dashed off to her city home, leaving her four el Utr nistera to onvy her good fortune. Then followed Susie Eastman, the poor WMh-wonmu'a only child, who Chelt before th altar in her dress of simple white, with uu oVutuneut save that of "a meek and 4jnit spirit, " and no dowry but. the wealth of golden curls which neeuied to hldt ; the aunbeaius in their glittering thrtada. , But there was a mystery about thb bridal, which even the village gossips ould not solve. They . could only tell that in tie early morning, a gentleman and lady bad alighted at the village inn ; and bavin: engaged the best nccommodu- """twns ttch'U afforded, the gentleman had vUitod lb ulergymau, and requested him U perfgrm t've -niarriage ceremony on the iiiuiufff'ii'teruoon. --. Tlie news was soon calateti throughout tho village, and va iriouJ wcr) the surmises concerning the trangort, but the mystery remuincd un lvd. - The old church was thrown open, and loft, summer breeze allowed toslcalin ni out at will, bringing with it clouds of fragrance, gathered from the blossoms f the jivsamine and honey-suckle, which jrw ju rare profusionaround the ancient porah.. It was fstrangey wild, place of romantic beauty,' where the Brooksido vil lagers gathered for worship. The church WM vary ancient building; built of rude grty stone ; but so completely covered by ivy and wood-bine, as tosW)dcr, the drigi ual material scarculy-i visible.' lA thick grov of hemlock and piiie surrouuded it, and oast to dense n shadow, that the noon day sua could scarcely penetrato it save hsre and there, whore a stray beam stole through and slept like diamonds upon the rioh mosi! The' eye of Ihd passer-by Mas t;ouce attracted to tho beauty of the ecjie, while ' 0 feeling of gladness r was trangely mingled with pain as he' gazed; for boncath . the whwpenug pines, where Willow drooped their fringed branches as If to protect the lona sleepers, were two . jjravM. i Tho wife and oluld of tho aged Clergyman were resting there in the last, long dreamless sleep j and as the old man passed- thcin by aud entered the bumble church, he breathed a silent prayer that ha might soon sleep beside them. He had acarcely seated himself before the neat and tastoful altar, when a low murmur nmong iheinipatlont assembly proclaimed the am ral of the bridal party: and a girlishg-. uN stole timidly in,' leaning on the arm of a tall ana uanasome muu. '.'At the firstfglance upon' the' pair, one fait that WeTr'i was'uo comnion '"destiny There was. a steru and eveti severe exprcs len upon' the lofty , brow' of Jho bride groom, which contrasted etrougly with the almost fomiuino teudorness of his clear '-blue ev4 and delicate mouth but it was npoi the bride that all gazedt with an.ab lorbiDc Uiterest.; .' From the delicato lace? whioh floated over her dark curls, to tho mbroiiorod slipper 'whicli encased; her ' . . - . J ' .. liny foot, there wast an airy gracefulnesses bewildering fascination, which caused tho ' 'spectators tq hold their breath lest the ! fairy Tision might fade away - like the glit tering pngeant of a. dream. : : v . "A dress of white crape, Embroidered In y silver lillies, floated in graceful folds about , ,er sliiiht form'raud falling low from her ?us and sloping shoulders, revealed the jjurve'of a iswau-like nock, half concealed Jj the wealth of curls which would not be 'estrained from their accystomed play by the 'lielioato wreath 'of .buds and lcayej, twined about her small and classic head. The rich lace which formed her sleeves was fastened back by diamond clasps, ex posing a fair and rounded arm, which might have served as a model for a sculp tor. As she stood beforo the altar with her white hands crossed, I thought I had never beheld a vision of such perfect love liness y yet it was not so much the rare beauty of that young face which enchained the attention, as tho expression which linr gored over.,.,it.,;. A smile; such as we see in 'llaphiiil's Madonnas, danced and trem bled on her ripe lips, and theuknestled away in the dimples of her soft cheek, as if proud of their resting-place, i " As the tremulous tones of the aged clergyman pronounced them husband and wife, the-smile faded from' her lip and brow, and the fringed lids of her dark eyes' drooped low upon her pale cheek ; but it was a transient emotiohj for when she bent her head for the bridal blessing, that glad smile glanced like sunshine over her bright face, aud slept in the clear depths of her dark eye, ""' ' It was all over the sunlight had trem bled and faded in the azure clouds while we lingered in the dim, old church ; and when the young bride wcut forth, the Bob bing wiud was sweeping through tho lofty pines and swaying the hemlock ; branches to and fro with sudden fury; -whilo here and there, a rain drop slept like a tear upon the dark green turf. . i Hastily we separated to avoid the gath ering ctonn, and the church was left alone once more in its gloomy beauty; whilo tho uewly wedded pair swept off to the ad jacent, city. ' ' ; - A ,. Three years had passed since the bridal at the village ehurclu The old and faith ful clergyman had gone to meet the loved and lost ; and. one bright summer's morn ing, when all that nature had of loveliness seemed mingled in its bird-songs and its sunshine 1 stood beside an ' open grave and heard the first sod fall upon the coffin of my mother. ; I was alone then, a stray waif floating over "the wide, wide world;" and gladly accepted an invitatiou to spend a few months with a dear friend who resi ded in the neighboring city. Although my recent affliction preventod all taste for gaiety or amusement, my friend's earnest entreaties, and my own passion for niuslo induced me to attend the opera for one evening, r v'-'V1 v; I listened in wrapt attention to the deli cious notes of a favorite overture, which floated through the spacious hall, liow soft and plaintive as the last low notes of the dying' swan, now swelling into lofty and triumphant strains like a chorus from a thousand voices. ' I was lost in a delight ful roverio, in which all that my heart had treasured of the bright and sunny days of childhood seemed to haye mingled with the glad dreams of maturcr years.' A'vis- ion of a murmuring brook, which glanced in joy up to the willows as they bent to kiss its bright waters, whose silvery laugh ter floated off on thq breeze, to the sun- boams stealing down to sco their golden faces in jts mirrored surface ; a clear .blue sky and the melody of many birds,' all floated through my Bpirit as those scraphio strains wont stealing bv. - .'V"iv5-j My Tevcrio was broken by a face in the opposite hot, which came before mo' like! some 61t yet Well remembered strain of niusio. ' lt , was thQ' same sweet counte nance which had haunted me since I first beheld jt in the ancient church at Brook Bide ; the same darkly glorious eyes were there, and the oldou smile trembled on her lips as if half afraid to break forth into laughter.; A' dress of black velvet fitted close to i the throat, revealed the exquisite proportions of her fornir and presented a lovely (jejutrast with the dazzling fairness of her complexion., r She was accompanied by her husband,' but .ho.had, cbanged.-- The sensual curvd of bis mouth had deep: eucd, and the Btcrn brow, had giv?n !pla'ce to an expression of reckless gaiety, which ill accorded with the spiritual sweetness of his beautiful wife. I turned to Mrs." Clif- U)ti, but my inquiry was anticipated. M'l. know, what vou Would , aakT Baid she. "Thev are Mr". Charles Walton m his beautiful and accomplished lady, the "But who wi' phoT toll me all about iir'- ixolaimed... ttoteV to American fntartsts,- fanforV. mcncf, ;uib 6(ittral ntfllij5fitcf. STEUBENVILLE, OHIQ, THUlDATiy Smiling at my eagerness, she quietly pointed to the stage, on which the star of the evening had just appeared 5 and in the fascinating "music which followed her de but, I was content to restrain my impa tience, and wait Until our return home be fore learning the history of the fair stratt gcr. ' . , ; . No soou'er was I seated iii the luxurious drawing room of Mrs! Clifton, than I en treated her to tell me all about tho belle and beauty. ;" : ' .; ' '.' y ... 1 : "Jt is soon told," was her reply. . "She was the only daughter of Judge Leslie, one of the wealthiest and most aristocratic meajn the city.; tSbe eloped at sixteen with a young lawyer whom her father em ployed in his office; and the old Judge indignant at her disobedience, at' first re-i fused to' see her, but afterwards becoming reconciled, took her husband into his office; and Bhc.was'uow tho leader of fashion, as she had ever beeu the queen of beauty." v; I was obliged : to content invself with this hasty sketch; but it was not long after that, I heard from May Walton's own lipB tho story of her love. ' . Her mother had died when she was a mere infant, and as the pet and idol of the indulgent father, she had grown up com pletely uncontrolled ; but her natural sweetness of temper prevented her from becoming self-willed and haughty." Charles Walton was the orphan son of a dear friend of Judge Leslie, and from his early youth had resided in his family. Ho had been the constant companion of May, and what wonder was it that she learned to love him with all the. wild, deep fervor of her ro mantio nature? . Their love was mutual, and on her sixteenth birth-day, they were betrothed. It required much persuasion on his part, to induce May to conceal their engagement from her father, for as yet she had kept no secret from his ears; but at last she yielded. . Charles knew; well that the" wealthy Judge would never give his cherished pet, his Morning Star as ho fondly called her, to' one who could not offer . her a home equal' to his own, with all the luxuries of lie; ana it was tor this reason that he wished to conceal their engagement until some favorable opportunity might occur in which to press his suit. " : "'; . - But one bright summers evening, when the lovers had stolen away to theia favor ite haunt,' a jessamine bower, beside, a fountain which cast its silvery spray in a quiet , nook" amid, the spacious., gardens which surrounded the sploudid mansion, the father surprised them as they sat in the soft aud dreamy twilight; his arm thrown aroundher slight forui, and his hdad bent low over her bright curls, while he whispered words of love. ' Tho old Judge paused in anger and amazement, as. he heard his gentle . May inquire - in low soft tones, "How much longer must we, conceal our engagement from my dear father ?" . ' : ; -"But a few months, dearest," was the reply of the young lover, and his lips lin. gcred tenderly on that fair young brow! ' Wtf will not dwell on the scene that en sued, the anger of the stern Judge, tho pride .of Mr. Walton, and the mute despair of May as shd strove to pacify her father The young man was banished at once from his prcseuco, and May forbidden to bestow a thought upon ono so utterly unworthyxrf her; as if she could banish' from her heart tnc memory 01 one wnoso over glance and tone wert so deeply graven there. - She sought her chambop and throwing herself upon the downy couchj gave vent to her emotions. - It was her first griof and its wna waves Bwepi over ner young spin; and crushed it beneath their weight. The twilight deepened into, darkness, and the stars came but audMookcd with pitying : '-: ' ' ii": i 1 1 ' ' .1 eyes upon mo soDDing maiacvi 5 xno moon stole forth, and her pale beanis slept liko threads of silver on those . glossy curls, but still she. lay there with her, flushed cheek pressed, close "against the snowy pillow and heedless of all but the one thought that sho must see him no! moro. She slept at last, but the wet lashes that rested on, her- crimson chock, and the sobs that shook her slight frame betrayed hef trou bled thoughts,;' T.V'?';Vy.".:'.y.';f'''-' She met hor father the next morniu with a, degitia at Coiuposuioj thyUgV glad sunshine 'came like a mocker 1 a mockery upo: -r-i" her sad heart; . As day after day passed wearily by, the smile faded from her lip, and her light stop grew slow and heavy, and all her father's love and tenderness failed to divert her thoughts from the one grief which had made her heart desolate. He had indeed told her that if Mr. Wal ton'B character was unexceptionable, he wouia waive all fithcr consideration and permit her to wceivo his addresses, but there were rumors thai he Joved to "look upon the wine, when it is rcd; and his moral principles were not such as he would wish in the husband of his only ehild. j May indignantly -rejected "the suspicion with all the faith of a first love, and still clung to his memory with the most intense devotion. ' . ; (.:;. ' ; '- Two weeks had passed, and as she stroll ed listlessly through' her father's spacious gardens, a little boy stole out of the shrub bery, and placed ft tiny note in her hands. With a wild cry pfrjoy she broke the seal, its she rocognked the hand-writing of her over, the note oontabed only these words. "Meet me in the jessamine bower at lulf paht eight, if you lov me." V . "Charms." She questioned the boy, but he eould only tell her thatagsutleman had request ed him to give the note to her, and was waiting for ,aa answer. She flew to her writing desk, and hJtily traced the reply, "I will be there." Jt lacked but a few hours of the appointed time, and never had May Leslie looked . ue lively haa.whea she stood before the mirror in hor richly furnished dressing-room, and arranged her toilet., Her dark eyes were radient with the sunshine of her heart, and smiles were nestling in every dimple of her fair cheek. As she met her father at the tca-tablo, he remarked the change with pleasure, and flattered .himself as he returned to his of- fico that she wpuld soon regain her formor cheerfulness. No tooner was he gone than May flew to the jessamine bower. He was there before her, and as he elasped her to his heart, she forgot the anguish she had suffered,' their cruel parting, and all her tears and remembered only that she loved and was beloved. . Walton told her that he had procured employment in a small town not far distant, and besought her at once to become his bride. Many and vari ous were the arguments he used to persuade her to this step, and at length he succeed ed. . She promised to meet him 'in the morning of the following day) and fly With him,, then they parted-May in tears, but iie with a proud and joyful face. . ; Why did not the words of thy loved fa ther occur to thee, dear May, when on the next morning you stole forth to meet your over? ' Often had he told her, "Itemcm- ber, my beloved child, that no union can be a prosperous one from which a parent s blessing is withheld." Love haa blinded her eyes, and hastily selecting one of her richest drosses, she cast a long and tearful glance on the dear and familiar haunts of her childhood, and then weut forth to meet him who had promised to cherish and pro tcct her. They 'entered a travelling car riage in waiting for them, and drove off on arotircd road, leading from the city..' At tracted by the romantic beauty of the old church at brooksido, May had expressed a wish to bo married thoro, and it was in ac cordance with this wish that I had first caught a glimpse of that bright young face. Her father was indignant when ho hoard of the flight of his daughter, but far more grieved thau angry, for he knew full well that Charles (Walt6u was not one tp make hor. happy. ';,At first he had refusod'to see them, but the old house was lonely, and he longed once more for those silvery bursts of laughter which used to fill -his heart with gladness and the bright faco which came like , sunshine through those grand rooms; so May was recalled,, and her bus band again- taken into the office.-; Six months after their wedding Judge Leslie died suddenly, leaving May sole heiress to his unbounded weal th,''' and the was but just out of mourning for him when I be came acquainted with her. :y-i y If . I had beon charmed by hor exceed ing beauty, I was ' still more ' so by the gracoful case of her conversation, and th quiet dignity with which she received the homage paid to her.', JSTo one could resist the fascination of her presence, and I soon loved heras a slsteri ;U''y ABlI v5Al855. Her husband I could not like, nor could I account for the vague feelings of dread and suspicion with which I regarded him. There was a want of sympathy, an uncon gcniality between ,them, which made my heart ache for that guiloless creature, for I foresaw for her many years of bitterness aud anguish; but ere long that bright head was resting beneath the shades of Greenwood, and the weary spirit had found rest. -. How often in after years did the words of her father recur to her, but it wail toO Jat7 flnd she learned, from bitter experience that "no union can be prospo rous from which a parent's blessing It' witheld.".-; a';V'v v-': : -"v ,-i When freed from tho restraint imposed upon him by the period of mourning for his wife's father, Mr. Walton plunged into edery species of gaiety ; and dissipation, while his beautiful wife evening aftar eve ning, sat wearily listening for his return ing footsteps. She worshipped , her hus band with the most intense and devoted ovo, and to doubt'h'w affection ior,hcr, was the most agonizing torture; yet how could she help doubting when few nights nassed which did not find him in club-rooms and saloons of pleasure. TLia business was neglected, and he was fast hastening on in the downward path ; but still May clung to him with fond and gentle love, and strove to win him back to his olden tenderness. No one who inct Mr., and Mrs Walton in the gay haunts of pleasure, , dreamed that her young life was one cootiuued torture, and that the gay smile' was worn to conceal the breaking heart ; but this could not last long. May ytta no hypocrite, and could not eonoealthe anguishjwhich preyed upon her health and spirits. She excused herself from society, and at length prevailed upon her husband to romove to a distant city, hoping that amid new scenes and cares, she might forget her sorrows, and also that the change might prove beneficial to hor hus band. In their new and splendid home furnished with every luxury which wealth could purchase, 1 many attracted by their fashionable exterior, thronged around them, and May saw with pain that her ; husband was again surrounded by the same class of associates with which he had formerly mingled. ; She left no means, untried to restore him to virtue, but all efforts proy- ing unavailing, she formed no new acquain tances, remaining alono? in her splendid mansion, where she held silent communings with her own heart Until at length her young spirit, crushed and broken by the cares of earth, learned to look up to God for peace. ; ; : . . .': 1- ' , ... . : Five, years had passed since May Leslie was wedded in tho village church at Brook side; and a. wild storm was sweeping in resistless fury over the homo of Charles Walton. ' It was a fearful night 1 the storm spirit rodo triumphant on the wailing winds whioh swept in fitful gusts oyer that lofty mansion, and then died away like the faint sighings of a lost spirit, while the rain beat heavily against tho casemout, whero a pale face, shadowy n its spiritual' beauty,, was pressed close to tho window-pane as if to pierco the darkness.'; j ' : A silver: lamp of exquisite workmanship, shed a soft and chastened light upon the rich and, tastefyd, furniture of the apart ment; and as the clock upon the mantio chimed the hour 'of three,' May Walton turned' from the window! and murmured sadly; "Will he come ?'". -1 How like a spirit she looked as she paced to and from that lofty room, where tho yielding carpet, gave do echo to her1; hurried "footsteps'.;,1 Her husband had promised to bo with her early; and strange fancy possessed her towoarhcr bridal dress.: ' Again the soft crape draped its graceful texture around, her form, and the rich laco floated over; hor white arms, but Could that wan and wasted face be the same which ; had once peeped forth from thbso dark curls I '."Its spiritual expression lutd 'deepened, and the same i s-eet smile hovered around beriips,but the glad light had faded from her eyes, and a shadow nestled in their beautiful depths; and droop 'odthe fringed lids heavily upon the thin palo "clieek. ' ' jRestlessly she", had; pushed back her long curls" from her cold brow, until their rich and tangled masses swept her neck and shoulders, while here and thero a diamond flashed amid their dark ness liko "stars in a midnight sky.''! Faint and. weary, h paused in. her hurried walk, and throwing herself upon a rich divau, pressed her cheek against the crimson cushion, while a spasm of pain contracted her beautiful features. . , ' - . ' 7 Be patient, weary .one,; thou art almost home 1. Far above the wailing winds, and chilling raindrops, the goldep gates are opened; and there comos a still, , small voice, which1 softly Whispers, "Come tip higher, for the Master hath need of theo." ' There was a sudden hush of naturo's warring elements when the uigels bore away May Walton's pure spirit biit again the storm burst forth in ita wild fury, as her husband ' paused at the .door of his lordly mansion; Something of. his olden Ibvo revived in hid heart, as the Servant who admitted him, informed him that his lat'y awaited his arrival in tho drawing room ; and as the memory of her devotion, and her unwavering gentleness came upon him, l. e framed an excuse for his tardiness, a"nd promised himself that he would pass the next evening at homo. " ;? -','May t re you sleeping?", he whispered as he beui over her, and parted away the curls whit;h concealed the bowed face. He staited back, and a deathly faint ncss crept to bis heart; for her' brow was cold as ice. He clasped the jewelled hand which nestled in the folds rf hor dress, but the touch was that of I'eath, and he pressed a thousand kisses on that still pale face, as he watched vanily for some sign of Ufcv His eye fell upon her dress, and as he remembered te fist Jlme'she had worn it, and also that it was the fifth an niversary of their bridal, for the first time in many years he wept. ' He chafed her cold hands, and hot, burning tears fell on tho, still form which slept, unheeding his grief. ; , ,-.,; r '.'. ;.; , . ; The struggling, sunbeam of morning pierced, jho dark clouds, and stealing through the rich hangings of the window, rested on the pale sleeper,' and the lone watcher who knelt beside her. Too late had his love returned for that still, oold form ! too late his hands, with gentle' ten dcruess,y smoothed those tangled , curls away from the sweet face which had never looked with aught save love on him ; and on those icy lips which had never uttered a harsh word for him, he breathed a vow which no after temptation could oause him to break. Thy death, sweet May, achieved the reformation which tho centle meek ness of thy life failed to effect I .'1 , .-1 In one. of .the jnost scoludcd nooks of Greenwood, a kneeling cherub bears in his hand a scroll, but half unfolded,' on which is graven, ,'MAY, aged 21 ;' and there mid flowers and sunshine the beauti ful sleeps on.', y '.y ;; ' , 'Caln oo the bosom of thy God, , y Fair spirit, rest thee now ; :", E'en whilo thy footsteps with us trod, His seal Was on thy brow." 1 ' MoKMbNi8M.Among the proceedings Of the Court of Quarter Sessions in War ren county, last week as reported in the Mail, we notice the caso of the Common wealth vs. Henry' Smith, indicted' for having jive xciva, 'contrary to the peacb and dignity .of the Commonwealth.; The prisoner was' found 'guilty, and seuteneed to an imprisonment of , one year ten days iri the Wcstorn fenitentiaryV '" Defendants counsel urged the Court to sontenoe the prisoner" to'; live' .with 'all , his "wives : in one house,- instead of Bending him to the Penitentiary ; but the Judge, being a mer ciful man, refused to comply, The defen dant's counsel must be a single man, . and consequently was : not fully aware of tho cxtentof the torture asked to be inflicted upon the devoted head of 'his client. .'For- tunatoly however,, for, the poor fellow, the court had tasted of the joys of Wedded love, aud know full well.' that the punishment would be "greatcr'thaa he eould bear,' -We never fully.understood why the Smith family has became so numerous,, until the conduct of this ening sou f a' Smith re vealed the" muiP-Elh County Advocate. JKT.Two state teems oa the '"Cunowa go'' were entoreef bj thieves on Thursday night and robbed of 8G0. ; From one, $10 was taken, from tho other &50.-; 'A person conuected with' tho boat was . anxsted on suspicion but ho Was discharged after ex amination,1 no conclusive evidenee of his 1 : Mi i. ' III n ": J " VOLUME I. NUMBER I4i THE A1LEGHEHT BRIDGE CASE. , , Agy and Seward liad an examination ' yesterday tooming before Mayor Vol, for participation in the outrage on tho Allcghb-1 ny Bridge a week or so ago. 1 .' ' ' James Montgomery testifies that he WaB' walking in company with James Me Ve ters and Miss Jano Gray, on tho lower- side of the bridge, a little after ten o'clock, on the night of the attack, and that when J they had reached the first lamp light, they" were overtaken by a number of persons.--'' A stout heavy fellow knocked deponon1 down and beat him ; when ho got up, he1 found that his hat and pocket book, con- ' taiuig 810,'40, and 0 gold ring Was gono. ' Ho theu preceded to1 the Allegheny end of tho bridge, where ho found Miss Grey,11" Ho 'could not identify "any of the attack-' ing party. .; ; jv ..'?'; :l ;.'.; - SlcVeters corroberatcd the testimony of .; the preceeding witness. His hat was also gone. Montgomery had his pocket book when they entered the bridge, as he pulled -it out to settle the toll.y. When ho saw him' again it was gone. Both the witnesses en tertained no doubt that the money had been taken by some of the party.' ., ; ,!t The defendants, admitted the fact of at; tacking the complainants, aud gave as in excuse the supposition that Miss Grey Was1 a female of bad character. " There was not the least ground for such a belief -y andthe1 . . appearance of the persons who were sccoiti-1 panying crvu:9f BUChtHo give riso it. ' The attack was none the lcss'au oat-"; rago even if they had beeu otherwise,' and we are heartily glad they are under ar rest. ;- - -'.'.: viry;'' The Mayor refused- bail, and commit-' ted them both to answer at court the char- ' robbory. - " - s. Suppout touh Cocxrr Vavzh. -Tho following from the. AW York Lift ; Illul b ated, is worth remembering by thoso who ' refer favoring the city papers to those of ' their own county or town :--, ':. " "We occasionally reeeivc letters in which1: the writers express an intention to-"stop'.' v one of their county or village pajjers, and' take one of our publications instead. -v Wo 1 always regret to receive such intimatiousT: We think a man ought to support his own paper first, and then if he can afford to take a paper at a distance, let him do bo)') and we shall be happy to supply him with Life Illustrated. The county press, in our! opinion, is most important in its effect ou' the enlightenm eat of the nation. " It eon veys, in these thousand rills, the iateKiv gence of tho ng: from the various source of intelligence, to ; nearly every home iu the country.- The county press ought to'' receive a- cordial support. Every, place.' should try to have its paper of such a ohar-i actor that the , people would be-justly i proud of it. To this let them pay proinpM ly, ftdvertise'.libcrally, rccommcud warm- ly, and in every way stand by their editor t as long as they conscientiously can. y ' : New Wat or Obtainims a Pas6Aoe.' Ship Queen of the Seas, wViah cleared aD , this portyeBterday (says the Boston ,Tele graph) for San Franeiseoj has all her berths ., taken upv- Among her passengers are sct- eral young ladies. , A gentleman wishing , very ' mueh to tako passage i ttw ship- J found, there , was m room for" him except)1 by marrying one of the young ladies, which (: he accordingly did y and tho berth which, was to bave beon oceupiod by tho young lady will now be filled, wo hope, by a hap-J py couple. : ' . ' . ; " . . " 1' Ix SlRONG.-A facetious gtntle-;,, man travelog in the interior of the State on arriving at his lodging place in the even-' ing was met by tho hostler) whom ho thus-' addressed" , ;'.y ; "Boy, extricate that quadruped fronitho yehreley stabul;ta hrmf donate hiwan ad-' equate supply of nutritious ttlimeiit and) : when the Aurora of mora bliall- again illu-' miuate the oriental horizon-,. I will affard4 v you a pecuniary conrjcnsutiou for your aiai uble hospitulityy :.;; : ' -;'yv The boy not understanding a word, run" into tho house, saying- 'Mai.ttr, here's DutcHWl W"t to fU'O you.' ' t3Why isa chair-nutker lilcc'a- fehool master . . auc iuo be .' r.