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COENUt MAEKET AKD FOURTH. $2 PER ANNUM INTAEISBIT IS ABVAHCE. -' tint From Dodge's Literary Museum J . HENRY LAWSON: , . OR THE LAST GAME. u y Horace o, wood. CHAPTER FIRST. In one of ihose princely mansions so numerous upon Regent street, in the me tmpnlis of England, upon (lie evening of July 7ih, 1852, sat a youii lady of un common personal beauty, evidently await ing the arrival of some one who was un usually dilatory; every now and then she 'would look anxiously at the house-clock that was licking in the corner, and (lieu turning her gaze into the street, would hurriedly exclaim, Why don't he come V At length the clock struck eleven. lie will be here soon,' said site, as the last vibrating sound died away, 'he certainly will not stay longer.' But tlip poor woman was destined to disappoint ment. The clock struck twelve, and dill he was away. 'What c an this mean?' said. she. anxiously, 'Perhaps some mis chief Jims hefallen him.' And as she ceased speiikiug. she Inni- ed her face in her snowy hands and sat for several moments wrapt in deep tlto'i At length a strange suspicion seemed lo cross 1ier mind, and her face lit up with a singular expression as she arose from the richly caparisoned sofa upon which flic had been reclining, an I opened a secret drawer of h r secretary. Yes. yes, he has tone to the gaining house. U, merciful Meatu! why was I permitted to live until now, to know, lo feel my husband's disgrace ?' she sail!, as she laid into the drawer a roll of hank bills which she had just been counting, at the same time sinking back u;ort i lit sofa and bursting yno a violent fit of weeping. The agonized woman w ept long anil bitletlv under the tumuli of emotions that was raging in her breast. The clock struck oik', and before its last ech had receded, tlic parlor door opened,, mil lien, ry Ijawson, lite dilatory hiifbaud, enieied hp room. .,, His eyes beamed with a wild expre& jon as they fell upon his wife, who, pale and weeping, still sal upon the sofa await ing his arrival, lie hurriedly approach ed her, and in a husky voice, quite unu sual to him, said, 'Ellen, why aie you here ?' 'I wis waiiing for you,' said she, as ehe turned her eyes imploringly 1 1 his could not sleep when you were away eo uncommonly late. Where have yon been?' Henry, who never concealed anything from his wife, frankly answered, ..Al Barker's card saloon.' 'O ! Henry,' exclaimed the g miaed woman, 'can it bol Why did you go there ? 'For gold .'' answered he, in an excited voice, at the same time bringing his clenched hand forcibly upon the table. Think of the disgrace, Henry,' said Ellen, startled nt the strange manner ol her husband. 'Disgrace ! Why is it a disgrace lo gaiiumoney from an individual who con sents to stake it upon a game at cards, more than in the ordinary run'of trade? Is not the world a gambling shop, and are not all who are in it gamblers ?' ..Henry,' said bis. wife, alarmed at the philosophy which " he had so recently adopted, you look upon this matter in its wrong light. . Gambling, in and of itself, may not be a am; but it U certainly a monstrous evil, and involves the most hor rid results. Think of. the families thai are impoverished, the thousands that are almost daily ruined by i s 'fiiscinaiin charms. Led along its .prided 'abyriiiilm hat many a noble man step by sum gone down to die dark hbyss of dcsiiuciioii 5 whereas, had they avoided the faiul spell and been contt'ni lo accumulate by honert industry, they might have lived happily, and died contentedly, 'mid wealth and ease, a blessing to themselves and society. 0 I Henry, who knows but that you' Here the poor wife paused. She could not find voice to utter the words that lay MtMy Journal, QMh to American ntcr sispttrato, Satmt, anfe in her.mind, but leaning her head upon her husband's bosom; she wept h ud and long. The guilty husband sal for some moments in silence. At length he said, 'Come, Ellen, we will retire ;' saying which he arose, and, followed by his wife, left the parlor. Let us here pause, and for a moment lake a glance at Henry Lawson's private history. Henry Law-son was the only son of a ni in of wealth ami influence, iii London. At an eaily period of his life lie exhibited extraordinary lalcn's. and was placed un der ihe.iuition of the best teachers in En gland, by his idolatrous failu r. Having received all he honors of Oxford, he was placed at die Law, and at ihe pe'iod when we find him was in-the midst of a lucra tive practice. His faiher watched his pro gress wiih anxiety, and looked proudly ly forward lo ihe lime when he should be at the head of ihe bar. When he commenced the practice of lii profession he was married to Ellen Ha) den, a young lady of amiable dispo sition and brilliant mind, and all who knew them declared that it was the finest match in all England. Alas ! how little did they dream how soon ihe even tenor of Henry's life was to be interrupted by ilie strange infatuation of gambling. How often do w e ga.o with pride and admira tion upon some rising genius thai soon sets behind the daik clouds of disgrace. CHAPTER SECOND. Five weeks have passed away since the events iccorded in the preceding chapter occurred, ami IL'nrv Lawson is nervous ly pacing his drawing-room in a high state of cxcni'incut. No, it is not yet too late,' said he; all is not wasted. Ellen's diamond ring yet remains, and I must stake thai. Yes, iliongli she values it as a present from her dying iiioilicr, it must be staked. This vi lain has followed, robbed, ruined me. an, I I must make one more effort to reiiievu my foitunes. Everything li hraiy. house, looses, carriages all but that ring, and it shall be s aked, and il lost, then tlie.e is one more resort,' said he, as he drew forth a levolver from un der ihe folds of his cloak and cast upon 11 a malicious glance. At this moment E.len entered the room, pale and thin, yei b autiful. Henry,' said she. as she entered, 'you will certainly not go lliere to-night. Do Stay with me.' Ami she cast upon her husband an im ploring gl nice, thai brought a tear from his eye. 'No. no. Ellen, I cannot stay. I must go to night ; Inn I promise you that il shall he ihe last lime ' 'Do not, O ! do not go lo-night, but tell me that you will nt ver go again,' said Ellen, iinploiingly. No, I say I muni go lo-nigl.t,' said he, fiercely, 'but this shall he my last visit there.' 0 ! Henry, it would have been well wiih us now had-you never gone lliere, Inn' 'Slop! Ellen, do not upbraid me,' said her husband, interrupting her. 'I shall go; and 'thai villain who has so eflVctu a lv fifici d me shall return at least a part of my fortune.' Who is this skillful gamester?' inqui red his wife. 'I do not know, neither does any one in the city know from whence he came, nor how, nor when; bill he is a skilful player, and lias fleeced me.' replied Hen. rv, in an excited voice; ai the same time approaching his wife, and taking her hand in his, he said, 'Ellen, you know that all is gone ; all save this ring.'. And at these words he quickly drew from her finger the sacred memento. Ellen faiily'shrieked as she saw that rea-urcd'article, that memento given her ly her mother when on her death-bed, ilius taken from her. She had borne Her husband's ill fortune calmly. Shu had seen till go without u murmur. Out when ihtii precious gift was torn front her, it was too much. '01 Henry, do return me the ring. Do not 6take that. Stop Out her husband bad gone. He ner vously1 rublied along the ' crowded walk STEUBENVILLE, with the ring clutched tightly in his hand and at length drew up in fruit of ihe gaming shop. Entering, he found the successful stranger seated at the table, awaiting his coining. Ha ! my boy, I've been waiting for you some time, and began to think that perhaps you had concluded to back out,' said he, as Henry entered. 'I am not the man to yield until fairly prostrated,' said Henry, seating himself opposite the stranger. 'Well, how much do yon stake on this game ?' said he, taking up and commenc ing lo shuffle the cards. 'One hundred prunds, 'and' offer this in pledge,' said Ileniy, laying the ring upon ihe table, which the stranger look up, and having examined minutely, said, 'Done!' The stakes were put up, and the game commenced. Henry played will, and won. In the next and ihe next gaine3 ho met wiih equal success, and had won in all one thousand pounds. Flushed with success, he said, 'I stake eleven hundred pounds on the next game.' 'Done !' said the stranger. They played, and Henry lost. Arising hurriedly from his seat, he drew a pistol from his pocket, and quicker ihan thought pointed it at the stranger, at the same time exclaiming, Miserable villain! you, by your vile arts, juggelry, have robbed me of my for tune, everything, but the clothes upon my hack. You have, ruined me; and now ntum one-half of that which vou have taken from me, or you shall die !' For a moment the successful gamester did not speak.' At length he said, Young man. vou speak irulv. I have robbed you of all your earthly possessions except your health, talents und' a lovely wife. You are not ruined. You can yet by industry retrieve your broken for lime, and I shall not'- 'Viilain! die!' exclaimed Ileniy, in terrupting the stranger, at the same time pointing his pistol toward his head and firing. The stranger dodged inseason to .avoid the ball, and seizing Henry by the arm, exclaimed, 'Henry Lawson, you know not what you do !' And throwing aside his mask, he re vei.led to our lieroV excited gaze the fea tures of his wife's father I 'Merciful heaven ! Is this a dream ?' wildly exclaimed Henry. No. it is a reality,' answered Mr. llayden. 'It is , your father-in-law, a ho have caret you from ruin. Return to your wife. Your fortune shall be re stored, and h; reafier he a wiser man.' Henry went homo that night a changed man, related to E l 11 what had occurred, and pledged his honor that he had played his fast game. One year Ins rolled away, and Henry Lawsou is again in (be full tide of a suc cessful practice. He has scrupulously kept his promise, and avoided gaming shops; and piomising the reader thai his future life will be prosperous and happy, we .will drop his history. Ni-oro Wit. 'How much do you charge massa magistrate, to marry meaud Mia Dinah!' Well, Clem, I'll marry you for two dollars.' Two dollars? What you charge to marry while folks, massa?' Wo generrally charge five dollars Clem. ' 'Well you marry us like white folks, and I'll give you five dollars, loo.' 'Why, Clem, that's a curious notion, but as you 'desire il, I'll marry you like while folks for five dollars.' The ceremony being peiformed, and C em and dinnlt being one, ihe magistrate asked for his fee, (), no massa! you no come up to de greement,' How so, Clem, whin's lacking !' Why, you no kiss de bride.' Gel out of my office you black rascal.' C7"There, John, that's twice you've come home and forgotten that lard," "La I mother, it was so greasy that it slipped my mind." OHIO, WEDNESDAY, Hints for Husbands. There is an article afloat in the papers eniided 'Gulden Roles' for Wives,' which enjoins on the ladies a ralher abject sub mission 10 iheir husbands' will and whims, Dul the art of living together in harmony is n veiy different art; and, instead of confining the position of t'ie' author of ihe Rules aforesaid, we offer the follow in'g, as the substance of what a wife likes in a husband. Fidelity is her heart's first and- most just (lem Hid. The act of infidelity a true wif' cannot forgive it rudely breaks the ties that bound her heart to his, and that lie can never more exist. The first place in her husband's affections no true wife can learn to do without.. When the loses that, she loses her hus band; she is a widow ; and has to endure ihe pangs of 'bereavement- intensified by the presence of what she no longer pos sesses. There is a living mummy in the house, reminding her of her losses in the most painful manner. A woman likes her husband to excel in those qualities which distinguish the masculine form from the feminine being, such as strength, courage, fortitude and judgment. She wauls her husband 10 be wholly a Max. She cannot entirely love one whom she cannot entirely respect believe in, and rely on. A wife deal ly likes to have her hus band stand high in ihe regard of the com munity in which ihcy'res'uleT She lilies to be thought by her own sex a fortunate woman in having 'such a husband as she has. She has a taste for the respectable, desires to have a good looking front door, and to keep up a good appearance gener ally. Some wives, it is said, carry ibis loo' far ; and some husbands we know, are dangerously complaisant in yielding to the front door ambition i f their wives. But a (rood husband will like to gratify Ins wife 111 this respect, as far as lie can. wiilioui sacrificing more important ob jects. Perfect sn eerily a wife expects, or al least has a right to expect, from her hus band. She desires to know the real slate of ihe case, however it may be concealed from the world. Il wrings her heart and wounds her pride 10 discover that her husband has not wholly confided in her. A man may profitably consult his wife on almost any project; il is due 10 her that be should do so, and she is glad to be consulted. Above most of things, a wife craves from her husband his appreci tinn. The great in: ji ity of wives lead livis of se vere and anxious toil. With iiniuiagina- ble anguish, nod peril 10 their lives, they become mothers. Their children require incessant care. 'On'y die eye of G d watches like a mother's,' says Fanny Fern, in thai chapter of 'Ruth Hall' which il'pict8 with such power and Iruth a mother's agonizing anxieties. And be sides her maternal cares, a wife is the queen-regent of a household kingdom. She has lo think, and pirn and work for everyoouy. it, in an uer moors aim cares, she fee's that she has her husband's sympathy and gratitude; if he helps Iter where a man can help a woman ; if he notices In r efforts, applauds her skill, and allows for her deficiencies, all is well. But to endure all this, and yet meet with no appreciating wutd, or glance, or act from him for whom and whoso she toils and bears, is very bitter. A wife likes a husband to show her all due respect in the presence of others; she cannot bear 10 be reproved or criticis ed by him when others can hear iu In deed, it is most wrong in a husband thus to put his wife to shame; we cannot help secretly admiring the spirit of that Fiench woman, who, when her husband had so wronged her. refused ever again to inter a word, and for twenty years lived in the house a dumb woman. We admire her spirit, though not her manner nf mani festing it. Husbands owe the most profound re spect to their wives,' for their wives are the mothers of their children. No man has ihe slightest claim lo the character of a gentleman who is not more scrupulous ly polite 10 his wife than to any oilier woman. We tefcr hero to the essential OCTOBER 31. 1855, of politeness, not its lorms ; we mean kindness and justice in little things. Husbands reflect on these things. Your wife has confided her happiness to you. You can make it unspeakably wretched, if you are ignoble and short sighted. Let the contest belween ihe husband and wife be ibis : Which shall do the most for the happiness of the oth er. Life Must rated. A Raftsman's first view of a Locomotive. The fallowing must be an old story, but if so, it is good enough to ''pass" a 'second reading :' At a most dtlightful country town iu New Jersey, called Uordcnlown, the Del aware makes a short turn lo the west ward, and has in consequence thereof, worked for itself quite a deep bay on the Jer.-ey shore. This bay, from iis being protected from the winds 'out of the tide.' is a favorite harbor of the raftsmen, who annually come down that noble river by hundreds, bringing acres of lumber, much of it from the very sources of the river, in the State of New York. Now, early in the spring of 18 , when the Camden and Amboy railroad was first put in ope ration, (ihe railroad bye-ihe-bye, runs round the edge of ihe above mentioned bay,) a certain Sam-Sims, with a young man who rejoiced in ihe name of Icha bod Twodle, came down the river on a raft of white pine boards, and about 8 o'ctock; 'ol a"co!d,lilustery, rloudy night were busily engaged seeming their crafi in the above mentioned hay, when Icba bold Twodle, was slariled by a sort of a belching, rumbling noise, he turned to Sam, and with a long, grave face, almost whispered 'What is that?' Sam shook his hoary bead, and spHke not the sound came nearer, but nothing was to be seen ; the occupants stood still in amazement, Ihe silence only broken by the superhuman noise, and an occasional exclamation of J-h-u-a! from Ichabod. Bolh stood wiih their eyes in ihe direc tion of the sound, when round the point below, now three hundred yards from them, came a thing, a very demon, belch ing out smoke and fire, uttering the most horrid shrieks and groans. Oh Lord ! oh Lord !' shouted Ichabold. Sam, give me that axe ! here comes the devil ! Give me the axe, you darned old fool, Lord ! Lord '.Lord ! Wll the folks to hum ever believe that I come down here toiide-waler tu be tuck right off by the devil !' Ichabod whirled (he axe round his head in regular backwoods fashion, and stood his ground like a man; but on came the devil apparently straight for the raft. Oh, how tho sparks flew, (they had not then invented the patent spark catcher.) Ich abod looked round, old S un was making for the out shore of ihe outside of the rafi ; there was no time to think about it, it was freezing cold, and the ice was filiating in small cakes down the river; but Ichabod dropped the axe, and singing out "You 111 linvc u tluiucvl gouil swiul lo c.llCll me I' made one jump to the1' side of the raft, and anoiheroverboard, and struck out like a man for ihe Pennsylvania shore, at leasl a mile distant. In ihe meantime, Sam in running across tho raft in his fright, caught his foot and down he went. He got up, looked round, the devil had passed, and was puffing up the hill beyond. Sam called Ichabod back, and they pro ceeded lo ihe tavern, where they related their adventure, much to the amusement of their fellow raftsmen. IC7"A man who does not claim t be a judge of swine, says s 'Last spring I bought a little pig out of a drove, and he was good for eating, but wouldn't grow much. He not so after a week or two, that he would eat a large bucket full at a lime, and then like Oliver Twist call for more. Well one morning I carried oul a large huckel full of dough, and uf.cr he had swallowed it all. I pick ed up the pig and put him in the same bucket I had fed him from and the little cuss didn't fill it half full I' C7"l say' Pat, are you agleep !" 'Devil the sleep." 'Then be alter lending me a quajter." 'I am asleep, be jabors." Enteral Jntdlipce. AN EDITOR 'DREAMING ON "WED DING CAKE. A bachelor editor out west, who had received from the fair hand of a bride a piece of elegant wedding cake to dream on, thus gives the result of his experience : 'We put it under the head of our pil low shut our eyes sw eetly as an infant, blessed with an easy conscience. soon siiord prodigiously. The god of dreams gently touched us, and lo ! in fancy we were married ! Never was a litile editor so happy. Il was iny love,' 'dearest,' 'sweetest,' ringing in our ears every mo ment. Oh ! that the dream had broken off here. But no, some evjl genius put it into the head of our ducky to have pudding for dinner, just to nlease her lord,. In a hungry dream we saldown to din ner. Well the pudding moment arrived and a huge slice almosleiiougli to obsctue from sight the plate before gs. 'My dear,' said we, fondly, 'did you make this ?' 'Yes, love, ain't it nice ?' 'Glorious-ihe best bread pudding I ever tasted in my life.' 'Plum pudding, ducky,' suggested my wife. 0, no, dearest bread pudding, I always was fond of 'em.' 'Call that bread pudding ?' exclaimed my wife, while her lip curled slightly with contempt. 'Certainly, my dear reckon I've had ojioogK l iliq Sherwood house to,. know bread pudding my love, by all means.' 'Husband, this is really too bad; plum pudding is twice as hard to make as bread pudding and more expensive, and is a great deal better. I say this is plum-pudding, sir,' and my wife's brow flashed wiih excitement, 'My love, my sweet, my dear love,' exclaimed we, soothingly, 'do not get an gry, I'm sure it is very good if il is bread pudding.' You mean, low wretch,' replied my wife in a higher lone, 'you know it's plum pudding.' 'Then, ma'am, il is so meanly put to gether and so badly burned, (hat the de vil himself wouldn't know it. I tell you madam, most distinctly and emphatically and I will not be contradicted, thai il is bread pudding, and the meanest kind at that.' 'It is plum pudding shrieked my wife, as she hurled a glass of claret in my face ihe glass itself tapping the claret from my nose..' 'Bread pudding.!' grasped we. pluck to the last, and grasping a toasted chicken by the left leg 'Plum pudding !' rose above the din, as I had a distinct perception of feeling two plates smash across my head. 'Bread ptiddiifg !' we groaned in a rage as the chicken left our hand, and flying with swift wing across the table, landed iu madam's bosom. Plum pudding!' resounded' the war cry from the enemy, as the gravy dish took us where we has been depositing the first part of our dinner, and a plate of beets landed upon our white vest. 'Bread pudding forever!' shouted we in defiance, dodging the soup tureen and fal ling beneath its contents. 'Plum pudding !' yelled ihe amiable spouse, as noticing our misfortune, she determined to keep us down by piling upon our head the dishes with no gentle hand. Then in rapid succession follow ed the war cries, 'Plum pudding !' she shrieked wiih eveiy dish. Bread pudding !' in smothered tones came up from the pile in reply. Then it was 'plum pud ling' in rapid succession, the last cry growing feebler, till just as 1 can just distinctly recollect, il had grown lo a whisper. 'Plum pudding f resoun ding like thunder, followed by a tremen dous crash, as my wife leaped upon the pile with her delicate feet, and commen ced jumping up and down when, lhank Heaven, we awoke and thus saved our lifn. We shall never dream on wedding cake again-Thut's the moral. "Voices of the Night." Those be longing lo male grimalkins and such young men as tease attic bed-rooms with serenading about Araby's Daughter, and oincr oriental lemuies. j VOLUME I. NUMBER 43. A GoorTJSign of the Timei. ' We stated in a former issue that the people of Connecticut, the land of 'stea dy habits.' bad adopted the American amendment to ihe Constitution, requir ing 'that every person shall be ablejto read" any article of the Constitution, or any section of the,' statutes of the State, before being admitted as an elector.' The meaning of this amendment evidently U ihat any person offering lo vote can be challenged al ihe polls for ignoranee, and be compelled to read any article of the Constitution, or section of any statute, 10 prove that he is not deficient in the ability. The amendment was adopted by the people by a triumphant majority. We agree with a cote.nporary, that this is a good sign of the limes, and a similar provision should bo adopted by every State of the Union. A man wo does not know how to reud.'cannot obtain that information of what is transpiring in the political world, and of the true policy of ihe contending parties, sufficient lo qual ify him to "exercise wisely the elective franchise. Such a man is apt to be ihe mere tool of frothy demagogues. It is often difficult enough for a conscientious man to make up his mind which way he ought to vote, wiih all the light afforded by the newspapers, the history of former times and pirties, &c; but without such lights, il is well nigh impossible. Besides this consideration, it would cause man an ignorant man to educate his children even if too wanting in energy to educate himself did the warU of that great basis of all education, the ability lo read, oper ate as a bar lo the exercise of the right of suffrage. Penn. Ttlegraph. What are the Sound Dues. Ai these dues may possibly give rise to a serious dispute between the United States and Denmark, il will be interesting lo know what they are. The 'Sound' is a narrow straight lying between the Island of Zet land, belonging to ihe Danes, and the Swe dish coast and gives entrance to the Bal tic Sea. The fortress of Cionburg Castle com mands the passage, and exacts a payment from all vessels entering the Baltic ; the ihe ships of Denmark herself have lo pay, a? well as foreign tonage. England, France,' Holland and Sweden pay a duly of one per cent, on every car go entering the Baltic. Other countries, including the United States, pay one and a quarter per cent; even Danish ships are taxed at this rate. In the year 1826, a treaty recognizing this duty, was con cluded between the United Stales and Den mark. IIoW THK PlWCKSS OF COLORING GLASS was Discovered. Al a meeting of the Farmers' club of the American Institute, Professor Mapes stated that a few years ago the art of staining glass was unknown, when a club, something like thisonly composed of mechanics a member sla ted that he had stained glass blue with cobalt, and another that he could color it red with ease, but not blue t until finally others came forward with their facts ap plied to other colors, and when all were combined, the result was a mass of facts that has produced the beautiful combina tions of colored glass, equalling the art when it was applied to the old cathedral windows, centuries ago, in Europe. - , Faithful Forever. It is a dear de light for the soul to have trust in the faith of another. Il makes a pillow of softness (or the cheek which is burning with tears , and touch of pain. It is an undeterred seclusion into which the mind when wea ry of sadness may retreat for the caress ' of constant love a warmth in the clasp, of friendship, forever lingering on the hand a consoling voice that dwells with an eternal echo on the ear a dew ' of mercy falling on tho troubled hearts of this world. Bereavements and wishes long withheld, descend sometimes as chas tening grief upon our natnre but there is ' no solace to the bitterness of broken faith - ... " ,. '' .- . War and love. . War and Love are strange compeers . War she-U.h!ood, and Love sheds tears War has spears, and Love has darts " War breaks heads, and Lots breeki hrts.