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By Weaver & Gllmore.] Troth tad Right—God Mi our Coootry. [Two Dollars per Aoiom. MA IN 111111 ' - * *" — - ■ ON IN-- ■ . - - . VOLUME 2. THE STAR OF THE NORTH Is published every Thursday Morning, by Weaver A (.ilmorc. OFFICE — Up stairs in the Neo Brick building on the south side of Main s.reet, third square Muw Market. TERMS :—Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from tho lime of subscri bing; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for a less period than six months : no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square, will be inserted three times for one dollar, ami twenty-five cents for each additional insertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who ad vertise by the year. '•TO MY DAUGHTER LILY." The following stanzas by the late P. P. Cook, of Winchester, Va., author of Flor ence Vane, the Froissart Ballads, etc., wo take from the Southern Literary Messenger. They strike us as having a peculiar beauty.— Exchange. Six changeful years arc gone, Lilly, Since you were born to be A darling to your mother good, A happiness to me;* A little shivering, feeble thing You were to touch and view, But we could see a promise in Your baby eyes of blue. You fastened on our harts, Lily, As clay by day wo e by, And beauty grew upon yourcheoks And deepened in your eye; A year made dimples in your hands, Aud plumped your little feet, And you bait learned some meny ways Which we thought very sweet. And when t.'ie first sweet word, Lily, Your wee l.nouth learned to say, Your mother k.'ssed it fifty times, And marked Jho famous day. J know not even now, my dear, Jf it was quite a word, But your proud mor hcV surely knew, For shetlie sound h.vl heard. When you were four > ears old, Lily, You were iny little ir end, And we had walks and n igbly plays, And talks without an en d. Yon little ones are aometin ies wise For you are undefiled, A grave grown man will sta.-t to hear The strange words of a ch ihl. When care pressed on our hou ->e, Lily, Pressed on with an iron banc I— -1 hated mankind for the wrong Which festered in the land— But when 1 read your young frank face Its meanings, sweet and good, My charitDs grew elear again, 1 ftrH my brotherhood. And sometimes it would be, Lily, My faith in God grew cold, For I saw virtue go in rags, And vice in cloth of gold; But in your innocence, my child, And in your mother s love, I learned those lessons of the heart Which fasten it above. At last our cares are gone, Lily, And peace is br.ck again, As you have seen the sun shine out After the gloomy rain ; In the good land where we were bni We may be happy still, A life of love will bless our home— The house upon the hill. Thanks to your gentle face, Lily, lis inocence was strong Bo keep mo constant to the right, When tempted by the wrong. The little ones were dear to Him Who died upon the Rood— I ask His gentle care for you And for your mother good." REVELATIONS IN HIGH LIFE. The Middleton Divorce Case. Something new in the morals of Philadel phia is daily coming to light. The last do velopement, which has thrown the Quaker City into a state of excitement, is a divorce case now before tho Legislature of Pennsyl vania, at Harrisburg. Edward Middleton, a j Lieutenanr in the I'nited States Navy, and a j gentleman of distinguished family, boarded, j some time since, in Philadelphia, with his beautiful and accomplished wife, Edda Mid dleton. He married her, us we understand, | in Europe, and not long after he brought her i to Philadelphia, he had reason to believe that sho was holding criminal Intercourse with a resident of that city. Mr. Middleion has therefore applied for a divorce, and we lay before our readcts the following most im portant part of tho testimony. It will be ob served that the name of the person with whom she is said to have had this improper "infiinacy, is suppressed in the report. It is understood however, to be a Mr. Henry Mc £all, who, it is further said, makes no secret ol hi* intrigues with the lady, but rather speaks of them in a tone of boasting. evidence commences with the depo rsilions.of C ora De'ghton, Mary Hannah Fan ny, servant wdiS? Bn > whose evi(Jenco CBlab ' dishes the guilt m" .M rs ' Middleton. Then follows the deposition o' •' o9b " a Fisher, who is married te (he sister oi i-dward Mid dleton. Tlte following is an extract' •' After Edward Middleton's departuiC the Mediterranean, in July, 1847, wherever we observed Mrs Middleton's conduct, we found a good deal to object to ; by the word we I mean my wife and myself ; we noticed her disposition to attract the attention of gen tlemen to a greater degree than became a married woman. I have in a few instances noticed that she was disposed to single out one gentleman at a party, more than anoth er ; Mrs. Fisher and myself both spoke to her frequently on this snbject; we said to her tfcot her conduct was nnbecoming, and to her husband would probably be very disa greeable. awl that it excited a great deal of BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1850. observation ; we always noticed this conduct but did not go a great deal ourselves into so ciety—but generally noticed this propensity • for flirtation ; I knew of her acquaintance with Mr. ****** during the winter of 1847- 8 ; 1 had not noticed in society any thing . more than her disposition to seaparate her self from all but one gentleman, until the beginning of 1849; this conduct of Mrs. M. made a very strong impression on my wife, in consequence of which she wrote a letter to her brother Wm. Middle!on, in S. Caroli na; and in consequence of this conduct of Mrs. Edward Middleton's, my wife formed an opinion adverse to her spending another winter in Philadelphia ; wife was desirous I that her brother Ilenry should come here to reside with Mrs. Edward, and go into society with her if she rjmained in Philadelphia;— Henry then resided in New York ; or my wife wished that Edward's wife should go to Carolina and reside with the family there ; Mrs. Middleton was afterwards informed of what my wife had done ; my wife and I had a knowledge that she returned from parties frequently after midnight, and one as late as two o'clock in the morning; we spoke to her on this subject; we knew that she re ! turned with gentlemen ; one of them was | Mr. ****** ; on the occasion when she re j turned at two o'clock in the morning, she got into the house by Mr. *****'s pass key;— my wife and 1 spoke to hnr very seriously a bout reluming late, and of her obtaining en trance by his key; I heard my wife say to her that it was exceedingly imprudent, and might give rise to the worst interpretations if known; 1 may observe that we obtained'this knowledge of hoi getting in in that way, ac cidentally—but w hen we spoke to her about it she did not deny it; I lia/e heard my wife speak to her about Mr. **#***'s attentions to her, but jocosely, generally; she usually treated these statements and remonstrances very lightly, assuring us there was no foun dation for them, and that there was nothing wrong; she said he was attentive to her, but she put in on the ground of cousinship, or other frivolous pretences ; there was a very distant relationship between Middleton and M r , ###### ■ the grandfather of one and the grandmother of the other were cousins ; I knew from her during the whole of the win ter of 1848—9, that Mr. ****** was in the habit of making her presents; these pres ents were, with one exception, of a trifling character, such as boquets for every party she went to, and bonbon boxes, and things of that kind; boquets are expensive aticlcs here in the winter timo—usually costing $2 or $3, and sometimes more ; these she re ceived at every party, and she went very of ten to parties ; I have a very accurate know- j ledge of Mrs. Middleton's expenses at this 1 time; she was exceedingly extravagant: I can speak of her dress , at Madam Payot's shop, her bills, in about three months, a mounted to $693; the first date of these bills is January 24, 1849, and the last date April, 1849; these bills were for dresses and arti cles of dress; Madam Payot kept a fashion able dress store and haberdashery; the grea ter part of this bill was left unpaid—nearly S4OO of it; I also have another bill of hers, at one shop in Newport, amounting to $289,- 57, for dresses, in the autumn of 1848; this bill was left unpaid; the dates of this bill are from September, 1848, to January, 1849; the whole amount of her bills left unpaid when she left here was $761, as far as they have como to our knowledge ; I know that my wife spoke to hei frequently on this subject; and I did also, but not so frequently ; * * * * * * Mr. Middleton allowed his wife to receive all his income from his father's estate, which was thought to be about S2OOO a year ; and Mr. Middleton remitted to her considerable sums out of his pay as an offi cer in the navy ; his pay was SISOO a year; he remitted to her the first year SBOO, and the next year $300; the latter sum not arriv ing, however, until she left the oountry; she also sold in the spring of 1849, a carriage of his, against his wishes, for $250 ; she repre sented to us that he desired her to sell it as a present for her birth-day ; she also received ! from the elder Mrs. Middleton s26o—and al so SSOO which I furnished at the time she left Philadelphia; this I placed in H. Mid dleton's hands, to make use of for her as might be necessary"; since she left thiscoutl try 1 transmitted to her, previous to sth Octo ber last, through the American Consul at Na ples, the sum of S3OO for her, pending this application for divorce; I know from bank ers at Naples that she obtained money from drafts drawn on Izard Middleton, in Paris, tho uncle of Edward ; which drafts have not bijon honored, but which Edward means to pay, but on account of straightened circum stances he is now unable to do so ; this a mounted to about $200; Edward has now given notice through the Consul the he will pay no more drafts of any kind on him ; she informed I/.ard Middleton, in Paris, that she had $700; that information was com municated by letter to Henry, of New York ; Izard is now dead. After Edward tailed from here in May, 1847, his wife lived at (?;e boarding house of Mrs. McMurtrie the firsi winter, and at the Morris House the se cond whiter; on Saturday, 14th April, 1849, Mr. Arthur A'iddleton informed my wife and myself of the facts that had been communi cated to him by Dora Deighton arid M. Han nah Fanny; Arthur was then living' At the Morris House, and his wife was with itltTt 5 he had not been here during the winter, after this communication was made to us by Ar thur, we summoned Henry from New York to meet us, as the only one of the family near us; this we did at once, by telegraph; the next day after his arrival, we determined to have an interview with Mrs. Edward Mid dleton ; I summoned her, and called her to my house on the 17th April, 1849; I sent for her under pretence of seeing my wife; — Henry spoke to her first, and asked her if she was not conscious of having committed a great fault or great crime; at first she deni ed having done anything wrong; but when 1 we told her we had evidence of her frequent nocturnal interviews with Mr. ******, she at first admitted that he had come up frequent ly after coming home with her from parties; but when we told her that we knew more than that, she at last admitted distinctly that ho had come by appointment after midnight, or after all the household were in bed; she admitted he had been there three times in that way by appointment, and she admitted he had been there the previous night also ; she said that on the evening previous, Miss Fanny Smith had brought Mr. home with her, and that Fanny was present at the interview. After a time, when she was pressed for a more ample statement, sho was much agita ted, cried, and put her hand to her side; and fearing she might have hysterics, we sent for my wife, who had not previously been in the room ; she called Arthur to her, and said she had taken poison ; had taken arsenic ; we first thought of sending for a physician and a stomach pump, but, on reflection, wc were satisfied she could not have taken arse nic, as sho had not been out of the house since she eame there, and had already been there somo time ; she remained there all the rest of the day, and lett my house in the e vening perfectly well—no signs of poison ; the members of Mr. Middleton's family and myself determined that it was best for her to leave Philadelphia, as it would not be proper for her to remain with old Mrs. Middleton ; but we wished her to go lo some retired place in America—some village in New Eng land, or New York, to remain until her hus band's return, which was shortly expected; two days after this interview, Mrs Middleton left Philadelphia with Mr Henry Middleton, for New York; I have a knoweldge of Mrs Middleton having in her possession books of an improper character; she had some of the works of George Sand—among them, one called "Indiana," perhaps one of the most immoral works in the French language— which I havo since partly read; it is a most eloquent apology for adultery—the^mostelo quent ever written; it is in form of a novel; sho also had another work of Mr , of a very improper character; it was in French and was called "The Loves of the Gods and Goddesses;" I forget exactly the title of it; I saw the book and his name in it; I had never read the book "Indiana," until I heard of it being in Mrs Middleton's possession ; a friend gave me its character, and as she had read it, 1 was curious to know what it was. We then have a letter from Izard Middle ton, the uncle of Edward, which gives some statements of interest : "Paris, Ist August, 1849. Dear Harry : I am at a loss to account for the discrepancy between your letters & those of your brother on the subject of Edda—a subject of paramount family interest at this moment—you say she has been guilty of 'great iraprudencies.' Now, if that is the extent of her guilt, I have been very harsh to her. I welcomed her here, iJhd sped her on her way as one of us. My knowledge of the ways of woman kind, led me to disco ver that all was not right; but the height of her offending then, I suspected, was that she had made a bold stroke for a residence of some time in Europe by crossing her hus band, knowingly, on the Atlantic. Soon af ter her departure, I received letters from Ar thur and John, saying that she had been guilty of Adultery! with the aggravating cir cumstance of its being promiscuous, and un der the roof inhabitod by your mother. My mind was made up accordingly, and I left the letter in which she announced her arri val at Naples, unanswered Not taking the hint, she has written twice since, drawing upon me the first time for l,ooof. and the se cond time for 2,0001'., and requesting me to reimburse myself 011 the estate! These drafts I have refused to honor, and without tho slightest hesitation or compunction ; for if she is to run about Europe spending the money of the husband she has dishonored, it shall not be ihrouah my instrumentality. With her passage paid, I presume she hau S7OO in gold, provided by you ; it would ap pear that she touched about S6OO additional, from the two unfortunate houses in Naples, so that in three months she will have absorb ed three-fourths of her husband's annuity. Edward, poor fellow, lias already been called to this painful duty ! It is perhaps r'gh , however, that he should be aware of what is going on in Naples in order that he may provide for or against a continuance of it, as he may hn-e judged proper to con demn or absolve her. In this do us you may think proper, but, at all events, assure him of my sincere participation in this great afflic tion. Arthur is still in London, but does not mention in bis last whether he had taken any steps in this affair. I hope not. We are go ing on prosperously here since tlte last prank of the Republicans in June, and which cal led forth the "Slate of Seige;" as long, in deed as we have a real despotism under a nominal Republic' wo can get on—but I doubt whether the House can stand, as the foundation is faulty. I address my letter to Tom Middleton, as you directed, but it strikes me to be a round about way f9 you, who are never in the South. I am, my deaf .Harry, with the best wishes to inquiring friends and relatives, Your affectionate uncle, J. I. MIDDLETON. Some testimony follows, which it is not important to publish, and wo then have the following deposition of Mrs Paulino B. Mid dleton, sister-in-law of the petitioner, taken in Paris.—lt is as follows: I, Pauline B. Middleton, being duly sworn, do depose and say—l am the wife of Arthur Middleton, who is the brother of Edward Middleton; I was on intimate terms and in habits of constant intercourse with Edda, the wife of Edward Middleton, from the time of her arrival in America which happened soon after her. marriage, until 1 left it in the month of May last; I was with her at Newport in the summer of 1848, and also in Fhiladel w * phia part of tho previous winter. I I went to Philadelphia and lived with her & Mrs. Midcfleton, my m.olher-in law, at the Morris House, in Chestnut street, in 1849 ; the first that gave me reason to suspect her of any serious impropriety of conduct was a miniature, shown to me in great secrecy on the 1 2th day of April, 1849, by Dora, her maid servant; this miniature was a likeness of E h'a, and intended for Mr. ****** • on seeing this, which alarmed me very much, I addressed many questions to Dora, who, having much confidence in my discretion, revealed to me the horrible secret, assuring, me that she had threatened Edda very often to leave her or to tell, if she did not change this way of living, as Edda told her that she met Mr. ****** very often; Dosa told ma that 1 could always know when ho came, oS I would see Edda sitting up very late in the evening, combing her hair very careful ly, and putting on clean night clothes, &c.; one evening I observed all this—another, on my retutn from a concert, Dora gave me no tice he was coming that night; I told my husband of it, who remained very uncertain what step to take to prevent a scandal ; the last night Mr ****** came; I being informed as above, remained at the window to see him come, but the evening being very cold, and not feeling well in consequence of this occurrence, 1 went to bed, but resolved to listen if 1 could hear anything; between two and three o'clock, the night being very quiet, and my bed placed exactly above the sofa on which they used to sit together, I heard a sort of whisper, which I remarked also to my husband; after this I heard a hurried walking of several feet; it appeared to me certainly they were Edda's footsteps: 1 immediately hastened ttf look 'through a small window above the bed, and opening it, it being dark, I could see no one; then I heare other footsteps an J then saw a light which was explained to me in the morning —that some one had heard the noise and had gone to see what it was, and that Edda and her friend had run up stairs to avoid be- j ing met; sometime after I heard a light j walking, ana then Edda's door shut; the I day after our brothers confronted her, I went j into her room, and speaking together of all \ that happened, she said that it was redicu- j lous to accuse Mr ****** more than others; I that it was true she loved him as if he wore her brother; that he .had been very atten-1 five to her, and that he sent her a boquet of j flowers for every ball she went to, and it was true he escorted her home ; she said, be sides, "it is true I have done very wrong—l have been very iinprudqu!, but I am alone to blame ; it is I who have made all imag inable advances, and I see that I have done very, very wrong; I do not love Mr******;" last year she spoke to me often of the sin gular manners which Mr ****** had with her; he gave her, one evening, at Mrs. Rush's in her own hands, a valentine, which could not be wore in the expression of his hopes, &c.; I asked her who had brought it to her; she answered, that on returning home she found it on the chair in the entry of the house, upon the candlestick placed for her, and that if she could discover who had sent it to her she would never speak to him again; she kept Wail night in bed with her, made Dora get candles, and read it for a a long time, and in the morning as soon as awoke she reet it agnin ; she took it to break fust ; I begged her not to allow it to bo seen by those in the house, but she appeared to be proud of such a prize, and showed it to Mrs. McMurtrie and others, saying what she had said to me, promising not to look in the face of the person who had sent it, if she should discover him ; I kuew how she had, had it, but said nothing, ane a short time after, Ed- j da, forgetting what she had told me of it, re- ; lated to me how it was ; I immediaiely re- 1 minded her of having told me another story; then she acused herself, saying that she j would not tell; at Newport 1 told her that 1 j feared her returning to Philadelphia, because Mr ****** would renew his attention—and she promised me, over and over again, that she would not see him; she told me, also, another thing contrary to the truth ; she tcld me that James the fireman at the Morris House, came, one evening, into the room whilst she was with Alexander Wilcocks ; she did not tell me that it was Mr ——, and that he threatened to kill the fireman if he should repeat what he had seer., but that if he did not repeat it he would give him so much a year, and go to his house the next day to get the money ; about this time, she also assured me that she knew no more than my children, Benti and Angelina, if what she did was wrong, she said that she had permitted Mr ———, over and over gain, to kiss and embrace her; she told me that Han nah had said that she had seen them kiss and embrace eaoh other, and heard hei say, " ,my angel, my sweet," &c., &c. ; eh said that a member of the family (she would not tell me who) told her ono morn ing, "be upon your guard, because the fam ily suspects you ;" aud that immediately she wrote to Mr— to como that night, which he did, and when he went away he said, "adieu, my dear Edda," and kissing her, added, "this will be the last time we shall see each other;" and that Hannah was a liar; but I very promptly said it was not the last time that Hannah heard you speak so, and she remained much stupefied, and said nothing more; lust winter, hearing that the servants and others in the house joked a bout the attention she paid to Mr Jeffries, 1 gently begged her to take care, because peo ple laughed at her and this boy; she said nothing to me, hut she told Dora that to an noy me she would redouble her attentions lo him; I know (hatin Naples a married man begged her to elope with him ; I know that in Mahon one kissed her, another told her that he loved her passionately, and another told her, "Edda, only tell me that you love me, and I will follow you aMver the world, wherever you go;" I know tho names of these persons, I know them, and she told me this in confidence, the first year that she arrived. FAUI.INE B. MIDDLETON. Paris, Ist December, 1849. Consulate of the United States of America, Par is France. ' Subscribed and sworn to by tho above named Paulin B. Middleton, before me, Rob ert Walsh, Consul of the United Slates of America, for the city of Paris. [L. s.] In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, at Paris, aforesaid, this Ist December, A. D. 1849.' ROBERT WALSH, U. S., Consul. These are the most imporrant portions of the testimony. The letter of Mrs Middleton to her husband the day before she sailed from New York for Europe, follows. Here it is: Edward, my dear Edward, I beseech you on my kness, for the love you have had for me, for the love you bear your poor child, to listen to what I have to say before you condemn me. Igo to Europe to meet you, not to avoid you, as you no doubt will be told by the family. Henry has advised me to try and join you—God bless him ! He has been an angel to me ! Once more I implore you, dear, dear Ed ward, not to be guided by your family—do uothing, for God's sake, before you hear from me, OT see me. 'Twas I who have been imprudent in all this—wild, headstrong. I have been impru dent, I confess—but nothing else. I sail to-moriow—alas! with a broken heart. Edward, we perhaps may never meet again.—Let me beg and entreat of you not to condemn me—wait until we meet. Our boy, Edward, lies beside me asleep, and is witness of his poor mother's prayers for forgiveness for her imprudence, which j was not intended S3 such. • The witness ! against me have belied me. I know not j whether willingly or not. 1 know not what they have said against I me. They have never been confronted with i me.—Edward ! Edward! again, again listen to me, I implore you to forgive iny impru- i deuce. I invited many persons to come up stairs I after balls. I invited them too, to come at! eleven and twelve o'clock. I have had no affection for the gentleman you will have named to you. I never dreamed of loving him' neither j did he me. I received boquets from him. I received notes from him, (from all his ! family). I allowed him to kiss my hands j and arms. He loves me as a brother, and I do the same I said upon one occasion, that he was an angel to me. I did so. Edward! Edward! my dear husband, lis-j ten to me. I beseech you do nothing, for I am in fault—'twas I, in my wildness, in sisted upon his coming with others too, after the club. They never wished it to be so, and lin fun insisted upon its being done. Good God ! I havo already been punished for my j folly. Listen Edward, my beloved, dear husband listen to me : forgive me for all is my fault. The last night this gentleman came 'twas 1 sent for him to ask him what I should do, for the Middletons were going to take me to task. He came reluctantly told me that it was imprudent, in a note; but I insisted up on his coming. He came, and I saw him. 1 spoke to him for a long time ;he gave me a great deal of good advice; and I thought I heard persons coming, and told him I insis ted upon his coming up the stairs with me, where persous would not see him, not drea ming, so help me Heaven, there was any thing really wrong id what I was doing. He chid and scolded me, and told me that he : never would again pay me such late visits. 1 never went to bed until two o'clock in the morning; and therefore, used to make person's sit with me until late. You will be told that I used to sit in the dark. When matches were to be found in the room tho gas was lighted; when not, the strong gas lights from the opposite side of tho slreot and the fire in the room gave sufficient light. You will be told that this gentleman had a night key to the house. One night I was out late at Mis. Williams, and on coming to the house it was shut up ; this gentleman told me, with another gentleman that was with us: "You had better go back to Mrs William's, for the peeple will not wake up." I replied that I would not, and asked them whether they had night keys; whereupon both their keys opened the door. Now, Edward, you will be lold that I poi soned myself the morning I went to Mr. Fisher's to bo found guilty without even having the witnesses confronted with me. 1 did take poison for I was afiaid of them; not that I had done anything, but been impru dent. 'Tis now nearly a fortnight that all this misery has been heaped upon me. God! protect me from all that may happen. Ed ward, my dear husband, Ido love you, in deed I do. I do not blame tho Middletons in any way at all; but that they insisted upon my being guilty, and I despised answering them fur ther. Igo to-morrow with my poor boy, with (U a friend on the other side of the water, bat my poor, poor mottiftr! Edward, for God's sake, listen to me,.do nothing, it would be murder to fight a duel. Oh! my God! protect me! my boy !my husband ! I leave you to make my peace with the Middletous, for I shall never return to America. My friends In America will take my part; all Philadelphia is in my favor. Que reason why I told persons to como to me so late, was that my mother shut her drawing room door at nine o'clock, and I sev eral times remonstrated about it, but Eliza said nothing to mamma, to make her lcavo it open ; so I invited persons to come and see me after the vulgar people in the public room had gone away. They were all, with the exception of two persons most vulgar people. Edward ! Edward! you know all. • I have written three copies 1 this letter. One fo r Boston, one for Norfolk, and one for Phila delphia, which my friends have promised to deliver to you immediately upon your arri val here, before your mind has been pois oned by the Fishers. Tell me wliat business hat! your brothers, Fisher too, to ask me whether I was guilty ? I made no secret of Mr coming, as well as others—the servants knew it; Han nah knew it; Miss Payard knew it, and of course Mr. Fletcher knew it. You will be j told that M —gave me a little set of charms; he did so. I returned them after having shown them to Eliza and asked hor whether it was proper I' should keep them, and told her that he had given them to me in return for the many boquets of flowers I had sent his wife, Charlotte, during her con finement, and for a little tumpet I had given him, as I accused him of being deaf at a ball, and I promised him an ear trumpet, and sent him one. All the world, I know have been talking about me and my flirtations, and particular ly with him. I did not flirt, I had friends— and alas! lam almost dead. I know I shall not live to see you again. I have suffered too much—too much—no mercy has been shown me. Edward, my dear husband—forgive me, do forgive me. lam indeed to blame in all this—indeed I am. Therefore, seek all from me. I am alone to blame—forgive me ! i —pity me! m Your poor wife, EUDA MIDDI.KTOX. 'Tis nearly three o'clock in the morning, and lam very ill, and must rest, for to-mor row I sail. God be with us! EDDA. I shall remain in Marseilles. My poor Dora! she has been made to stay here, I sup- 1 pose to give evidence against me. lam all alone! i Harry has been an angel. Mr. Fisher has given Harry SSOO to send; me away. Understand, Edward, I am not sent away. I go. Williams and Fisher sent on to day to Har- ! ry a telegraphic despatch, to say, Williams J and he protested against my going. Igo to- i morrow, Ist May. FAREWELL. 1 The above tells the whole storv. We j shall probably have more to say in reference to this case next week. GRATUITOUS PRINTING-— The Salem Gazette ! has the following paragraph on the subject ! which wo commend to the notice of all who ! are in the habit of asking for gratuitous prin- ! ting. There is no such thing as doing anythipg 'gratuitously' in a printing office. Somebody ! must pay for every thing that is done. Not j a line can bo set that does not cost mo - • ! ey for setting. Either the printer must pay I the whole, or tlio advertiser must pay his ' sh.re. The only questions to be asked by publisher are: Who is to pay the money for the labour? What ground has this party or individual to require me to pay for the pro motion of its or his object? SCENE IN A RAILROAD OFFICE —Dutchman . —"I vant to get pay for a pig vot der Rail-) road is runned over." Secretary—"How came the engine to run over your pig?" Dutchman—"Vy mine pig was csmir.' along and der Railroad was comin' along, and der pig did not see der Railroad did not see dor pig c >rain' along, and der pig went to run under der Railroad ven it was com in' along, and der railroad rnnned over der pig ven he was oomin' along " Secretary—"My frienn, ? don't think this is a case in which the road ought to pay." Dutchmau—" Ten afterwards, 1 keeps my pigs from comin' along, vender Railroad is comin' along." "Digby, will you have some of the but ter?" "Thank you marm, I can't tako any thingi strong, 1 belong to the Temperance Society .' NUMBER 6~ Moral Character. j There is nothing which adds BO much to. tho beauty anil power of a man as a good moral character. It is his wealth—his life. It dignifies him in every condition, and glori fies him in even p riod of life Such a char acter is more to be desired thaii any tlr'ng else on earth. It makes a man free and in dependent. No servile tool, no crouching sycophant, no treacherous honor-seeker ever bore such a character. The pure joys of truth and righteousness never spring in such a person. If young men but knew how much a good character would dignify and exalt them—how glorious it would mako their prospects, even in this life; never should we find them yielding to tho grovel ing and bnsp hnrn ,nnr/toj#* vf human no* ture. A Good Resolution, There was once a hoy who made a resolu tion, that wherever he went, or with whom ever he conversed, he would try to mako | them wiser and better. It was a noble rule, | and be faithfully observed it. lie began , j with the domestics of the family; noxt 'ho | tried his companions. If he met the rgne j rant and vicious, he sought out some pFeas j cut precept or kind advice to which they bo likely to listen. And lie was soon respected I and fcclovc'l : This excellent habit grew up with him, i and was strengthened from above. Througn | out the whole of life he was diitiuguished !v j his conversations, his writing, and his char ties, and the blessings of many hearts, and the favor of heaven was his reward.— Mrs. Sigovrney. Dishonesty. Iniquities, whose end is dark as midnight, are permiled to open as bright as the morn ing; the most poisonous bud unfolds with brilliant colors. So the threshold of perdi lion is burnished till it glows like the gate of paradise. "There is a way which seernellt j right unto man, but the ends thereof are the J ways of death " This is dishonestly descib jed to the life At first you look down upon a smooth, and verdant path, covered with j flowers, perfumed with odors, overhung with ; fruits of grateful shade. Its long perspective is illusive, for it ends quickly in a precipice over which yon pijch into inevitable ruin.— Rev 11. IK. Rcethey. Counterfeit Relief .SIGICS. We understand a counterfeit of the I'e om ination of $2, purporting to be of the re-issue of the Relief Notes of the Farmers Bank of Lancaster, which is calculted to deceide those th at are not good judges of money. The engraving of the counterfeit note i mad® much courser than that of the gem i r, In the vignette of the genuine bill, a column of smoke can be seen distinctly curling over the roofs of the farm buildings. This is not the case of the counterfeits. Look out for them. CLEAN HANDS. A gentleman playing whist with an inti mate friend, who seemed as far as hands were concerned, to hold the Mahomedan doctrine of ablution in supreme contempt, said to bim with a countenance "more in sorrow than in anger," "My good fellow, if ! dirt were trumps, what a hand you would have!" Old mother Partington says that when sho was a gal, she used to go to parties, and al ways had a beau to extort her home. "But now-a-days, :, says she, "the gals Un dergo all such declivities; the tax of extort ing them home now develops on their own dear selves.'' The old lady drew down her s ecs and thanked her stars that she had hv ed in other days, when men were more pal pablo in deprecating the worth of the fair sex. ALABAMA WILLING TO ABIDE BY A DECISION or THE PEOPLE.— Gov. Collier in his Inaugu ral Address to the Legislature of Alibaba, referring to California says; "Iftne people of the state whifeh may be formed from territory shall elect to EXCLUDE slavery, we shall most cheerfully quiesce, and extend to them the right hand of fellow ship.,' The ultras of the Sotuh will fndthat they are not sustained byjhe public sentiment tf that part of the Union. tF* -See here, how long will those lo cust rails last? ' inquired a traveller of a western urchin, while riding past a long string of fence made of this material. "They'll last forever!" responded the boy, in a confident tone. "Forever!" exclaimed the stranger—"how do you know that V "Why, my father's tried it twico, and I guess I ought to know by this tirfte," said the lad, very gravely. Ty Judge Jeffries, of notorious memory, pointing with his cane to a man who was about to be tried, said "there is a rogue at the end of my cane." The man to whom ho pointed, looking at him, said— "At wjpcli end, my lord !" ty An Iron Jail was shipped from Louis ville, lately, for some place in Arkansas, it is manufactured of bar iron, and when put together it will have the appearance of an a nonnous cage.