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W. 11. JACOB?, Propfteftr.] VOLUME 11. Off UISIE STdMfiltUls i'UBLIMHEn EVERT WEDNESDAY BY W.. U. J.IOUY, Office <m Main St., Srd Square below Market, TERMS :—Two Dollars per annum if paid Within six months from the lime of subscrib ing: two dollars and fitly els. if not paid with in the year. No subscription taken tor a less period than six months; no discontinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, un less at the option of the editor. , The leims of advei Using will be as follows: One square, twelve lines, three limes, $1 no Every subsequent insertion, 25 One square, tiiree months, 3 00 'One year, M, 8 110 ygfrouc poctrg. WMTTIER ON BURNS. At the Burns Festival in Boston, the fol lowing poem, enclosed in a letter, was re ceived from John G. VVhillier: How sweetly come the holy pßalms From saints and martyrs down, The waiving of triumphal palms Above the thorny crown! The choral praise, the chanted prayers. From harps by angles strung,' The haunted Cameron's mountain airp, The hymns that Luther sung! Yet barring not the heavenly notes, The sounds of earth are heard, As through the open minster floats The song ot breeze and bird. Not less the wonder of the sky, That daisies bloom below ; The brook sings on though loud and high The cloudy organs below. And if the tender ear be jarred That haply hears by turns That saintly harp of Olney's bard, That pastoral pipe of Burns, No discord mars his perfect plan Who gave them both a tougue, For he who sings the love of man, The love of God hath sung! To-day be every fault forgiven Of him in whom we joy ; We lake, with thanks, tne gold of Heaven, And leave the earth's alloy. Be ours his music as of spring, His sweetness as of flowers, The songs the bard himself knight sing In holier ears than onk3. Sweet airs of Ibve and home, the hum Of household melodies, Come singing, as the robbins come To sing in door-yard trees. And heart to heart two nations lean, No rival wreaths to l\Vine, But blending, in eternal green, ■ The holly and the pine! Hamlet's Tomb. A recent traveller in Denmark gives the following sketch of his visit to the tomb of the great dramatic notoriety : —"A trip from Copenhagen to Elsinore took us through two of those royal residences that are about to pass into other hands—viz; Friedens borg, about twenty two miles from Copen hagen, and Marienlust, at Elsinore. Mar ienlust is a desolate place in April, but most beautilul when its trees, garden, and statues are decker! in simmer grab. Situated on a declivity sloping into the sea, the little cha teau looks out upon the clear waters of the Sound, glistening with sharp reflections in the sunlight, and bounded on the horizon by the pleasant hills of the Swedish coast. On the side the stronghold of Kronberg, which defends the passage of the Sound, rears its Elizabethan lowers, whilst in the distance behind glistens the white house of llelinsborge in Sweden, crowned by an an cient tower frowning in dark tones on the surrounding country. The innumerable ship ping that stud the waters increase the charm of a landscape unsurpassed in beauty of its i component parts, and brilliancy of its col ors. Turning for an instant from this bril liant picture, a different one presents itsell. tn a shady nook, away from the sea, the eye rests on a pleasant grove ol trees. There in a sequestred spot, nea'r a brawling limpid stream, stands the tomb of Hamlet. It is a little mound of earth, on the top of which stands a little obelisk. This obelisk, formed of stones neatly superposed, resembles a section of a cone. No inscription breaks the mystery of the place, and the mind wan ders undistnred in Bhaksperian dreams, and such reveries as moss and lichen can create. The ghost of the Prince of Denmark has never frightened the peaceful inhabitants of Marienlust, and to this may be ascribed the unbelief of Elsinore gossips that Ham . let ever lived in aught but the imagination Of our best known dramatist." NxvxaToo OLD TO Lxxaa Socrates, at q exiremeiy old age, learnt to play on mu sical instruments. Cato, at eighty years of ge, thought proper to learn the Greek lan guage. Plutarch when between seTenty and eighty commenced the study of Latin. Sir Henry Spelman neglected the science aam in his youth, but commenced the study ot .<•* them alter he had turned fifty. After this t , time he became one of the roost learned antiquarians and lawyers. Dr. Johnson ap plied himself to the Dutch language but a few years before his death. Franklin did Dot commence his philosophical pursuits tiH be had reached his fiftieth year. Dry irth, in his sixty eighth year, commenced the translation of the 'lliad,' and his most pleahfjSj productions were written in his 13T Fiffthy Fern says "if one half of the ' girls knew tra previous life of the men they marry, the list of old maids would be wonderfully lf the n**® h new > Fanny, what their jJhtt* lives where to be, wouldn't it list of old maids still further 7" gjj iy The mau who couhl'nt "trust his feel ings," is supposed to do business strictly on tho cash principle. <Bf| BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY,JfcA., WEDJtESDAY, MARCH 16, 1859. Correspondence of Ike New Yoik Tribune. A Bold ind Cunning Forgery in Virginia. Prrcßssußa, Va., March 3, 1059. Since die days of Monroe Edwards, no forgery (hat has come to light equals, lor shrewdness and adroit villainy, one which has just been developed here, the history of which is as follows :-In the early part of last month two strangers made their appearance in this oity, one of whom soon alter visit'ed the office ot Paul & Hinton, brokers, whete he offered to dispose of a large amount of uncurretit funds. They were ill bills on Banks in Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina. He handled them in the most expert and business-like manner, counting them over rapidly, and using his fingers as though he had been a bread a Bank teller. He the clerk in attendance bills enough to receive therefor a bank cheek for $5OO. On being asked his name he replied with hesitation, ''Osborn," but requested the check to be made payable to' currency," which was done accordingly. From the brokers he proceeded to the Exchange Bank, on which the check was drawn, where it was duly certified by the proper officer.— This check, it seems, he carried to Rich mond, and there presented it to the bank ing office of Enders, Sutton & Co. The per son to whom it was shoWn not knowing the individual, Requested to have him identified, as was their custom in such cases. To this he expressed himself perfectly willing that any steps necessary might be taken, and suggested that the brokers return the check to Petersburg,and there ascertain fully about it. Messrs. Enders, Sutton, & Co., becoming satisfied as to the genuineness of the paper, paid the cash for it, less the usual discount Two days after, this same person called at Paul & Hinton's in this city agaia, and and desired to negotiate for another check. He exhibited between three and four thou sand dollars in Southern bills, including one of $5OO on a New Orleans bank, which, to gether with other bills, he exchanged for a check of $lOOO. This he also took to the Exchange, and the Teller endorsed it as good. One repoit states that he was ele gantly dressed, and his shirt bosom adorn ed with a magnificent diamond pin. When he appeared the first time he was very plain ly appareled. The very next day he again called upon Messrs. Esders, Sutton & Co., when he got from the junior partner, Mr. Foster, Rich mond funds for the check, minus the ex change between the two cities. A week ago last Thursday this financial operator secured another check, under al most precisely the same circumstances, for 43,900, which, being duly certified, was pre sented to the Richrhond brokers with a re quest that Mr. Foster would go with the holder of it tothe bank ctUl identify him, as it was payable to the bearer. He also express ed disatisfaction to the Richmond gentlemen that Messrs. Paul & llinion always sent him paper payable in Petersburg instead of Richmond, by which he was not only an noyed, but lost commissions ill getting it cashed. The cunning villain was thus operating in order to secure the confidence of the Richmond bankers and to familiarize him self with the signature of the brokers, tel lers, and others, through whose hands the checks were passed, as the sequel fully es tablishes. The details of the transaction develop a degree of ingenuity, assurance cuning almost unequalled in the history ol roguery. Hiß next appearance was on Saturday last at the office of our Richmond friends, with a check, to all appearances like the preced ing ones, duly endorsed "good," with the signature of "A. L. Archer, Teller," across the lace of the intsrument, for four thousand one hundred dollars ($4100,) which the ac commodating Messrs. Enders, Sutton & Co., cashed, reserving to themselves one-half per cent, brokerage. This was deposited in the Farmers' bank on Monday. On Tues day it wss forwarded to the branch of the Farmers' Bank at Petersburg, and from thence it was sent over to the Exchange Bank on Bank street) where it was re* ceived and placed to the credit of the Farmers' Bank. During the day the Cash ier, Christopher Fisher, Esq., met with Mr. Paul, the broker and mentioned, among oth er financial matters, the large business this man must be doing in the money line, and stated, in addition to the $3,900 eheck, that he had just received another from Richmond for $4,100, with the signature of his (Paul's) firm. D'Arcy Paul suddenly thought he would examine the books, and hastily re- I pairing to the office and consulting with his partners and clerk, he discovered that the check was never issued by them—that it was a forgery! Giving due information to Cashier Fisher, that gentleman immediately returned the fraudulent paperto ths Farmers' Bank which made it good to the Exchange. Thence it was returned to Richmond, and back to the accommodating brokers, Enders, Button & Co., upon whom the whole loss of $4,100 falls. It now appears that this forger is the same operator who figured so skilfully in New Orleans some time in January, and who car ried away several thousand dollars as the fruit* of His penmanship, boldness and vil lain!}'. This conclusion is come to from the fact that most of hia money was on Louisi ana banks, and the method of conducting his financial affuirs is now discovered to have keen nearly the same. The adroit adventurer has probably gone to Philadelphia, New York, Boston, or else where North, where he probably Will en deavor to dispose of or "exchange" his Virginia "currency" for the local medium of circulation. It will be well for brokers to be on their guard, and for the police to ope their eyes. PCTCMBURO. A Case of Amalgamation It is our painful duly to record one of the most humU'ating occurrences known to a christian community—tire marriage of a white girl to a negro. The negro's name is John Sophia, who has for some years lived in the family of Mr Joseph E. Whiting, a wagon maker, in the village of Harford, this county. He is a quadroon, aged about 22 years. The name of the victim in this disgusting trans- is Amelia Tingley, daughter of Mr. Truman Tingley, who resides in Harford township, some three miles from the village, and about a mile from the University. Her age is 18 years. Some months since, the girl lived for a time with a family near Mr. Whiting's, and during this period the plot was concocted, which has had so terrible a termination. Her father, learning that she was being taught to associate familiarly with the negro, took her home at once, and, to shield her and her friends (rom disgrace, it was kept secret; and here for the time, the matter ended. On Saturday the 13th inst., the girl went to church, accompanied only by two little brothers, (other members of the family be ing kept at home by the ttiuess of Iter grandfather, Darius Tingley, a notice ol whose death appears elsewhere) and in stead ol reluming home, went with Whit ing and his wife to their house, when they called in a clergyman to perform the mar riage service. Of course none would be a party to so black a crime, whereupon the parties went to New Millord and other plac es in search of some being who had not decency enough to deter him from lending himself to so degrading an act, and on the next day, a Justice of the Peace at Kirk wood, N. Y consented to give legal sanc tion to an alliance forbidden alike by the laws of God and man. When they returned to Harford, and it became known that they were married, the town was thrown into great excitement, and various demonstrations were made, expres sive of the indignation and disgust of the citizens. On Friday night they came to Montrose, to avoid, it is said, the just indig nation of the peopie at homfe, a double btd-roomwas engaged by Whiting, at Searle's hotel, where the four (Whiting and lady, Sophia and lady) spent the night before it was known to Mr. Searle that there was a darkie in the gang. The next day, Whiting and his wife, l he negro, and Robert Alexan der, who also accompanied them on their bridal tour, were arrested by the Sheritf and held to bail on a charge of conspiracy, at the instigation of the girl's feihnr. We trust the affair will be fully investigated.— The Whiting's were so anxious to keep the mailer secret until a marriage could be ef fected that iliey obtained a pledge from the clergyman at Harford (Rev. W. W. Welsh of the M. E. Church) that incase he did not marry the parties, he would not reveal their plot and he, thinking they could not succeed in their design, did not make it known. In justice to Mr. Tingley, his family and numerous relatives, all of whom occupy a high standing in community, we must add that they are not chargeable with any wrong in ihe nlfair. In her father's family the girl has been taught no doctrine tend ing to so degrading a result. The only ex planation of the matter is that her mind was poisoned by the influence of those engaged in bringing about the marriage, who, it seems ; are too fully enamored of the mod ern doctrine o r "Negro Equality." Were none but themselves affected by the result of their plotting, it would, comparatively, make iitlle difference, but that a young and innocent girl should be ruined, and a fami ly and large circle of relatives have such a disgrace fastened upon them, is too great an outrage to be quietly submitted to. We learn that a citizens' indignation meeting is to be held at Harford to-morrow. Should there be any error in the above statement we will be obliged to any person who will furnish a correction, or add any material information on the subject.—Mon trose Democrat. "MOHAWK DUTCH." —The following story is good because it is true. We bad it from the lips of a goad woman—was told it by the principal actor herself: "Ven 1 first come to Filadefy to serve, I was very much uncivilized," said Katrine, now a tidy, intelligent servant in a respect able family; "I laugh mooch, and I feel mooch ashamed to remember how I behave ven I know so little. Shon, that was my beau then—Shon he took me to the theater one night, when I been in Fildelfy but three weeks. We sit in the gallery; and we not see good, and Shon said he would get a pet ter seat. So he puts his leg round de post, and shlides down mid de pit, and he looks up and calls out, "Katrine 1 Katrine! coom down ! tish a good view here !" and I lean ed over, and said 1; "How can I coom, Shon 1" And he said : "Just shlide down." So I put my legs round de pillar, and I shlides down, too. Donder! how de peoples laugh! Dey laugh so dey play no more dat night upon the stage. Every body laugh,and yell, and whistle all over de house ! 1 was much ashamed, den, though 1 knew not any harm! But now, I plushes red every time I dinks of it." A CLCRQVMXN was lately depicting before a deaply interested audience, the alarming increase of intemperance, when he aston ished his hearers by saying : "A young woman in my neighborhood died suddenly last Sabbath while 1 was preaching the Gos pel in a state ol beastly intoxication 1" truth and Right Clod thd ouF Country. The Donee of Death. , The following a'coount of the stgjden death | of a young lady in Baltimore, which We , copy i rom the Sun, has something exceed ingly affecting and startling in its circum stances. Returning hojro trOm a scene of festivity, she was stricken on the way, aud life left her on the public highway— at a stranger's door, and before medical aid could be brought, or intelligence o( the attack could be communicated to her waiting par ents. Truly, "in the midst oflife we are in death," and warning voices from newiy opened graves give continual monitions of mortality. We do not notice this affecting incident in a special manner for the pur pose of founding " upon it an argument against indulgence in the amusement in which the victim had just bean pal icipat ing. Although it stood to the former in some respects in the relation of cause to effect, yet it Would b'e too broad a gener alization to condemn the amusement on account of the particular instance. Dis ease of the heart, aggravated by unusua! excitement, probably fatiguing exercise and the sudden change from the ligfit and warmth of the ballroom, to the cold and darkness of the waring night, may suffi ciently account for the quick catastrophe, but if there be no other lesson taOgfit by the event, we can certainly deduce from it one of moderation, which thu young who "chase the laughing hourß with flying feet" are so apt to lorget, especially those sub ject to organic disease, who need at all times to avoid sudden and powerful emo tions. The last exclamation of the dying girl shows that she felt that there was some thing incompatible between death and the dance—tha*. the two ought not to be brought near together, and gives point to the Sup plication of the Litany to be delivered (rom "sudden death." "DIKD RNURNINO FROM A BALL.— Miss Laura E. Stratton, second daughter of Mr Robert Stratton, No. 320 North Eutaw street, near Hoffman, died suddenly one morning lately, under the following distressing and terrible circumstances. Miss Stratton, who was a most estimable young lady of 16 years, had attended the ball of the Indepen dent Grays, at the Maryland Institute, in company with several fcompanions. After enjoying the occasion until between 2 and 3 o'clock, she left the scene with het com panions to return to her home. At the cor ner of Baltimore and Liberty streets, she said she felt strange and unwell, but walk ed on until! the corner of Howard and Mon ument streets was reached, when her ill use* griuuly increased, egended with a gurgling In the throat, luMksense of suffo cation. She was laid upon the steps of a dwelling, supported in the arms of her lady companion, while her male escort hasten ed to the nearest physician's office. When he returned with Dr. McSherry, it was found that Miss Stratton was a corpse in the arms of her friend. Her only exclamation was, "Lord, have mercy on me." The body was taken to the apothecary store of Dr. J. K. B. Emory, southwest corner of Howard and Madison streets, and every thing that could promote resuscitalidn, was applied in vain. A messenger was de spatched to the dwelling of her parents in advance of the body, and the announce ment of her sudden decease fell like a thun derbolt on the hearts of the household, who were now momentarily expecting her re turn from the happy scene she had helped to grace and enliven. It is supposed her death was caused by disease of the heart, to which she was thought to be subject A Horrible and Unnatural Deedi A Young M'omdti it dehiiertd Of a Child on board the Cars, and flings it out the Window I A young woman elegantly dressed and of prepossessing appearance, got aboard the Cleveland and Erie cars at the depot, Tues day noon, just before they started, having no baggage with the exception ot a satchel, which she placed upon the seat by her side. After the cars started she went into the la dies saloon several times, and was in there when Mr. Murry, conductor on board the train, came around to collect the tickets.— She appeared to be suffering with pain, and told him he would find her tickets in her satchel, Which lay in the seat she had occu pied. He went to the seat and found them as she represented. Mr. Murry was suc ceeded by Conductor Haight, who proceed ed with the train to Dunkirk, the woman remaining in the saloon of the cat most of the way* At Dunkirk Mr. Haight received a telegram from Erie stating that a new born babe had been found by the side of the track about two miles east of Erie, and de scribing the woman Conductor Murry found in the saloon, whom it was conjectured, was the unnatural mother, and who to hide her shame, had attempted the destruction of her offspring by hurling it from the cars. He returned a reply that the woman had de parted on the N. Y. & Erie road. The child was found by a woman who was passing, and although the train was going at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour, the child was alive-when found / It was cared for in a proper manner, and was alive yesterdayi No clua was obtained in regard to the name of the mother, and it is not known where she dtiM from. OKB or the best reasons yet heard for dis union, is related by a fellow who went to call on the President. He said he waited four hours, apd could not get to see him, "and I concluded," said he, "that if he was so cursed busy as all that, one President was not enough to attend to the affairs of this Republic, and we had bettor hare an other." DATE PATIENCE. A youth and maid, one winter night, Were sitting in the corner; His name, we're told, was Joshua White, And hers was Patience Warner. Not much the pretty maiden said, Beside the your.g man sitting; Her cheeks were flushed a rosy red, Her eyes bent on her knhting. Nor could he guess what thonghts of him Were to her bosom floqking, As Iter fair fingers, swift and slim, Flew round and round the stocking. While as for Joshua, bashful youth, His words grew few and fewer; Though all the time, to tell the truth, His chair edged nearer to her. Meantime her ball of yarn gave out, She knit 60 fast and steady ; And he must give his aid. no doubt, Tt> get another ready. He hbtd the skein ; of course the thread Got tangled, snarled, and twisted ; " Have Patience!,' cried the artless maid, To him who her assited. Good chance was this for tongue and churl To shorten all palaver ; " Have Patience cried he, "dearest girl ! Aud may I really have her 1" The deed was done ; no more, that night, Clinked needles in the corner And she is Mrs. Joshua White That once was Patience Warner. Waltzing. The following daguerreotype, which, we find in an exchange, is executed in true col ors: "Look! look!" said & half dozen lady voices, one pretty night, we sat leaning | against the outside of the ball room. We did look—alas! for our modesty ougnt not to have don'e SO. "If my children were among them, I'd whip thern for it! Yes, if they were full grown, I'd give theht the hick ory!" So said the wife Of OOf princes, as she turned away in utter disgust. Let me describe a little—if the public may look,cer tainly it may read, though it run. A group of splendid ones is on the floor, and loving ly mated. The gents encircle their partner's waist with one arm. The ladies and gentle men stand close, face to face. The gents are very erect, and lean a little back. The ladies lean a little forward. Now all wheel, whirl, circle and curl. Feel and heels of gents go rip, rap.tippit y,ti p. Ladies' feet go tippily, tip, tippity,tip. Then all go rippity, clippity, slippity, tippily, bippity, hoppily, jumppily,thumb. Ladies fly off by centrifugal momentum. Gents, pull ladies hard and close. They feel, swing, slide sling, look tender, look silly, look dizzy Feet fly, boopi* fly, dresses fly, all fly. It looks tuggity, pnllity, squeezity, rubbity .rip The men look like a cross between steel yards and "limber jacks," bottles,Xes. The maidens tuck down their chins very low, or raise them exceedingly high. Some smile, grin, some giggle, some pout, some sneer, and alt sweat freely. The ladies' faces are brought against those of the men, or into their bosoms, breast against breast, nose a gainst nose,and toes against toes. Now they go in again, making a sound, like georgy, p or gey,derey, pery, ridey, coachy, poachey. This dance is not much, but the extras are glorious. If men were women, there would be no such dancing. But they are only men, and the thing goes on by woman's love of it. A secular writer says : "There is no established standard of propriety about this matter. If I were a lady, 1 might object to these dances, but being a man, i do not. We certainly ought to be satisfied, if they are." Naaei of the Months. Thß nafhes of the months were given by the Romans. January, the first mouth, was so called from Janus, an ancient King of Italy, who was deified afier his death, and derived from the Latin word Januarius. February, the second month, is derived from the Latin word Feburo, to purify, hence Februarius: for this month the ancient Ro mans offered up expiatory sacrifices for the purifiyingoi the people. March, the third month, anciently the first month,is derived from the words Mars, the God of Waif. April is so called from the Latin Aprilus, i. e., openinig : because in this month the vegetable world opens and buds-fotth. May, the fifth month, is derived from the Latin word Majores, so called by Romans, in respect toward the Senators: heuce Mains ot May. June, the sixth month, from the Latin word Junius, or the youngest of people. July, the seventh month, is derived from the Latin word Julins, and so named in honor of Julius Cmsar. August) the eight month, was so called in honor of Augustus, by a decree of the Roman Senate, A. D. 8- Seplember, the ninth month, from the Latin word Septem, or seven, being the sev enth from March. October, the tenth month, from the Latin word Octo, the eighth, hence October. November, the eleventh month, from the Latin word Novem, nine; being the niuth from March. December, the twelfth month, from the Latin of Decern, ten; so called because it was the tenth month from March, which was anciently the manner of beginning the year. A MAN from the country, whose wife had eloped and carried off the feather bed, was in search oi them—not that he cared any thing about the wile, "but the feathers," said he, "why, them are worth forty-eight cents a pound I" That's a great estimate 1 I rospeel of frtde in the Far Eut. If we tako Singapore as an index of the progress of Eastern trade, we shall perceive how much may be done in a brief period, especially with the enlarged area opened to us, the increasing 'civilization, and the extended movements of shipping in the Eastern and China Seas. In a quarter ol a century the Strai'S settlements have doub led their population and trade ; and Singa pore, the great commercial entrepot of the East, increases its commerce at the rate ol nearly a million sterling a year. One thous and square-rigged vbssbls, and from two to three thousand native craft, n'ow annually enter at Singapore, and the entire native and other tonnage employed in the trade ol the Straits settlements is froth 800,000 to 1,000,000 tons. The prospects of future trade are dazzling in this extreme. Japan. Siam, Cochin China, the Chinese Empire, and the Eastern lalauds, are ihe countries that will furnish the elements of this new commerce. China has a population of a million and a half on a sea coast alone ; but we arts nbtir also admitted through her riv ers to the interior. Japan, with her popu lation of 50,000,000, has recently, by treaty permitted free intercourse with her people, highly advanced in civilization. Siam is progressing favorably in the development of extended commerce. We have, also, to take into the calculation the vast and un developed resources of Polynesia and the Eastern Archipelago, connected as they now are also with our Australian settlements, which contain a present population exceed ing one million, and continually increasing. The exports of the Australian settlements now exceed £20,000,00<f annually, and their imports are of proportionate value. They draw largely already upon China, the Straits, Java, and the Philippines, for much of their supplies, and will do so more still, as communication becomes more facile.— The Chinese have now Bpread themselves over India, and all our Eastern and South ern Colonies. We meet with them in the West Indies, in California, at the Chinchas, and at Panama. They have no longer that tear of travel which formerly tle'.ered them from facing ocean voyages, but with the money-getting desire of the Europeans, they now make their way to any field which of fers good food, wages, and brighter pros pects of return for industry, than their own over-crowded and disturbed land.— China Telegraph. Great Outrage by a Negro upon a white Girl. Proipect of Lynch Law. —A day or two ago, a young girl, barely fourteen years ol age, the daughter of a respectable carpen ter, named Collins, residing in Xenia, be. I came the mother of an African child, great ly to the amazement and horror of her rela tives and friends, who had never doubted her purity for a moment. The poor girl, forced to make some explanation, then told, with the deepest sense of shame, and in a perfect agony of mind, that, ten months belore, she had gone, about dusk one even ing, to a cooper's shop to obtain some shav ings, and was approached by by a stalwart negro, named Booker, who seized her, and choking her so that she could not scream, most brutally violated her person ! No one was near, and in his hands the poor child was compelled to yield to the monster, and to endure what she would have died to avoid. So greatly was she horrified when she ob tained her treedoth, that she dreaded to ex pose the negro, who had threatened to kill her if she revealed what had happened, knowing thai by so doing she would pub lish her own infamy. Believing that no one would ever know the dreadful secret except through her, she resolved to hide it iu her own bosom, and even after she knew that would be impossible, she preserved the most complete silence concerning the great wrong she had suffered. Not indeed until the child was born did she reveal the horrid fact that had crushed out her hope and peace and clouded her life forever. The negro, it appears, had left Xenia a few days before his crime became known, or the people of that vicinity, with all their morbid sympathy with the colored race, would have lynched him on the spot. A number of persons are now in pursuit ol Booker, and will if they capture him, hang the black villain, as he richly deserves The infant, very fortunately, lived but a sin gle hour. How to KEEP Hl* BABIES QUIET.— An old bachelor having been seduced against his will into the commitment of matrimony, and being troubled alter a certain length ol time with a prosperity of young bachelors, contrived the following plan to keep them quiet: "As soon as the sweet little creature awakes, and begins to squall, set it up in bed, propped up by a pllow if it can't sit alone, and smear its fingers with molasses, then get half a dozen feathers into his hand and it will commence picking the feathers from one hand to the other, tili it drops aßleed. As soon as it awakes again more molasses and feathers should be applied immediately, and instead of the nerve as tounding yells ol the dear, there will be a sweet and calm silence, producing the most profound enjoyment and rapturous domestic felicity. A cup with molasses can be kept at the head ot the bed, in a stand drawer lor use. Syrup ie preferable to common molasses." When you have lost money in the streets every one is ready to help you to look for it; but when you have lost your char acter, every one leaves you to recover it as you can. ["Two Dollars per Jtnotaa. N UMBER 10. Tobacco Convention. A committee of the Kentucky State Agri cultural Society recommends a Convention of the producers and buyers of tobacco, to be held in Louisville, Ky., on the 29th ot May next, which is the day fixed for award ing premiums to the growers of the best tobacco, tinder the auspices of the State Agricultural Society. The design is to bring the producers and purchasers togeth er. in order to an interchange of opinions. The agricul uralists may learn what gtades are best suited to the market, and will meet the most ready sale. The Louisville Journal , speaking ol the great commercial importance of the staple, says that the value of the raw tobacco exported from the United States to Great Britiau, was over three and a half million of dollars in 1895, and during the first half of the present century that countray collected import duties on it to the enormous aggregate of over 8750,00b;- UOO ; The total value of our exports of to bacco in 1857 was 820 662,772. and in 1858 amounted to $19,409,882. During the first nine months of 1857 the import revenue derived by France from it was over 825,- 000,000.four-fifths of which were exported Irom the United States. The Cydopedm of Commerce says that tobacco, next to salt, id probably the article mostconsumed by men. In one form or another, but most generally in the form of fume or smoke, there is no climate in which it is not consumed, and no nationality that has not adopted it. To put down its use has equally baffled legislators and moralists, and in the words of Pope, on a higher subject, it may be said to be partaken of "by Saints, by savage, and by sage" The average consumption, per head of male populatlbn bver eighteen years of age, in some counlHes, seems almost fabulous. In the German States, included in the operations of the 2ollverein and the Stenerverein, it reaches from 9$ to 12£ pounds; in Holland an'd Belgium and'Deu mark to Bor 9 pounds. Tile advanced cost of tobacco is shown Irom the fact that in 1842 we exported 150,710 hhds. at an aver age cost of $60.11, and in 1857 only 156,- 848 at the average value per hhd. of $132 - 40. Self-control. A merchant had a dispute with a Quaker, respecting the settlement of an account. The merchant was determined to bring the account into court—a proceeding which the Quaker earnestly deprecated, using every argument in his power to convince the mer chant of his error; but the latter was in flexible. Desirous to make a last effort, the Quaker called at the honse one morning, and inquired of the servant if his maslet was at home. The merchant hearing the inquiry, and knowing his voice, called out from the top of the stairs, "Tell the rascal I am not at home." The Quaker, looking up to him, camly said, "Well friend, God put thee in a better mind." The merchant, struck afterwards with the meekness of the reply, and having more deliberately inves tigated the matter, became convinced that the Quakeb was right, and that he was wrong. He requested to see him after ack nowledging his error, he said, "I have one question to ask you. How were you able with such patience, on various occasions, to bear my abuse?" "Friend." replied the Quaker, "I will tell thee. I was natural ly as hot and violent as thou art. I knew that to indulge this temper was sinful; and I found it was imprudent. I observed that men in a passion always spoke aloud ; and I thought if 1 could control my voice I should repress my passion. I have, there fore, made it a rule never to let my voice rise above a certain key; and by a careful observance of this rule, I have by the bles sing of God entirely mastered my natural temper." The Quaker reasoned philosophi cally, and the merchant, as every one else may be, his example. SOMETIME in the spring of 1857, the steam er St. Nicholas "opened" at New Orleans with a Calliope, the first one ever heard in those parts, causing the greatest consterna tion among tho servants, most of whoM supposed they must now give an account of their sins, sure enough. But one of theiri a girl stood and listened for some time, and at last walked into the house, and express es her opinion thus, "Missus, 1 don't b'leve dat ar's Gabriel, 'cause I a'nt 'feed abit but if it it him, he's pinying' 'Wait for the If agin, 'at sure'tgoWrb born I" PRAYER is ever profitable; at night it is our covering; in the morning it is our ar mor. Prayer should be the key of the day, and the lock ol night. Prayer sanctifies all our actions. He is listed In all God's ser vice and protection, who makes it his first work to be enrolled by prayer, under the standard of the Almighty. He carries an assistant angel with him for help who begs his benedictions from above ; and without it he is lame and unarmed. A Yankee describing an opponent,whose person was extremely slim, says, "I'll tell you what, sir, that man don't amount to a sum in arithmetic, cast him up, and there'*' nothing to carry." "Sally," said a young man to a damsel, who had red hair, "keep away from me, or you will set me afire." "No danger of that," was the answer, "yott are too green to burn." "A dreadful little for a shillng," said a penurious fellow to a physician. Who dealt 1 him out ati emetic. "Can't you give more?'