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Homeward Bound. a Kaioy arid nosh e the dy - There1 heart Beating for oamebody; , Jrnastbeas endawoy - Somebody M niko for cme'body; , v Thrio ha she been to the gate . Tbriee baa he listened for somebody; ' 'Mist the nigVawrmy and late ' Someaodya anxious for somebody. . ' v , ' There'll be a comfortiag fire... , " v-' Therellbea welcome for aomebody; . One, in her neater attire, .. . ' Will took at the tble for eoroebody, " Thoegk the etare fled from the west, , -... There ia a tr for somebody, . " Lighting the borne he loves ben ' Warming the bosom otsornebody. ' ; There'll be a coat o'er the chair, There will be slippers for somebody c , There'll be a wrfels tender eare i Lnve1 fend embraeement for somebody. ,!. :. There'll be the liuleonelichaniia Soon 'twill he wakened for somebody; U ;' . When Ihavebota In myaxm. ; i i ' Oh! but ho-r Met vjft be somebody. (Original.) The South wind's Soliloquy. A RESPONSE TO ELTON. . - home in a briehl-suriny clime, , x u.u. ..iMroaea bloom, and the diamond -.. - tiin: '- Where the white ware- to raVeat. iAne "6r the wfeeev '"' ' - 'Where ail Coda creation are happy and free. 3. riden fcerern wWi tailowy roam, Where the red ooraU grow and toe aea raonsttr - " rr :i'""''f'-.T' - " 'X . . Where Uieres ol the songster An" ngh r " the air , y V . . . -.. . ' ' '. ' ;' iB'strainaof wildmusic, for freedomi there. T V ' And yet Iwiilh-ave thee bright land ol my birlj. ' Thy scene of enjoyments and fairies of mirth; I'll net bade in the enn-ehine of quiet repose. While the era of oppression fill the air' with her woe..; i : ;, I'U'eing me a aenf. as I leave my fair hme; OVr the wide track lets ocean in grandeur to roam; With joy ecftaOc as an angel of Heaven, I'll hasten to cheer the brave champion of freedom. A 1 pass o'er the mountains and sweep down the 1 plain . Many heart wtH rejoice, at my ccming again; And their fond fervent prayers they offer tor free dom,. T - - '' Will I boar on my wings, to the portalsof Heaven . ' 'X)ark land of expression! yet dear is thy name. Thy treed n thy glory shall e'er be my theme. Though a dark cloud is lowered', and resting on thee. It only endears thee more sacred to me.- And when 1 come back to my bright borne once . - more. 111 rrio ice with rejoicings, I ne"-T knew before; Well knowing the mission, aff igned me by Heaven in nnitj for the n'.ereing ot treeoom HASTY. BELMONT. OHIO, June 8th, '57 BELMONT. OHIO, June 8th, '57 Choice Miscellany. BELMONT. OHIO, June 8th, '57 Choice Miscellany. A Little Child Shall Lead Them. ' We were both tkeplically inclined, try ' wile Paula and I. Paula like myself, had , doubts of a hereafter. We ridiculed he : inlii i'v. tbe silliness we were won to r- rn it. of those bo are led blindfoldpd by the self-sty led teachers of the d y. We re : joiced in our freedom from the foolish super stitions of those around us. We pitied $ those who were so weak as to have what 1 tS ndlrd faith. "We lived for eacn otiier We determined to.'he Jiappy in ourselvesl. alone d one rifti&p tnBi ti? 'nothert drop of bliss was Iniused into our cup. Uur ikfiJ M- Wn. .Wp called her "Uur " . .. Wish. and in the ioy ef her coming all disquiet, all doubt was lost Like the fe vireil vision of a past nigh, all remein- ... l.r.nr nl bv-ironp neavinees and trouble .- ,' smed to depart from us. ' Our Wish throve, and grew apace, like - " jollier babies. No very terrible anWties ' 'mairei our happiness jner babyhood. 'HerSrst serious ailment came when she "". was aearly twelve months old . Then in JpJiit was a dark time, and tbe'desperate , 4 1 ' '. I 1.. kamn ... chaftlllV Pjl 111 fc' p IOOKJ inewuijmt "'6"" face. But the illness was passeu saiiy 'and tbe fhiom went safely with it. ' Hut, from That time, there was a change. ." "Hitherto the child had almost been apart herself. On her la, in her arms, or ot her feetfiaVisb had always been with her. The ' belplee3 dependence ef iier babyhood had t- Vbeeirto lhe mother the dearest, sweetest . - a t:r ' 17..a tli'o wimA TlessTB0 ner Hie. uui . , verynth every, week seemed to take f reuir the b essin?. and render it less ' perfect: ,And as .ittle.Wi,h ' strengtfcndgTpwin,na.eareu - ..r., , along the ffoor. then to stsnd on her timid, - staggering little feet, and at lart ta walk jun, teariessiy or a.oue : ... babS life, one oy one..me.v-, -" , one ty one..me tbe child's existence became oai:y more p.rate from Wrows, Paula scomalete 7 faded, her contentnaent.fled, ,er conteDtDieuV.eu. anxiety began to rick ber heart. , .the child, even for an bcur. was v, utter misery to her. , less anxie t.ieee L-notv .. - Our child was very quiet always.and liked Bothiog better than sitting on tha grass, 1 crooning'softly to herself over the daisies "or the flowers we hal gathered for her, ' rt.n ttrokinff them with her tiny fingers, as if they were sentient things. Sbewasa happy little creature; child'.rfi illsseemedto ' come Tightly o her; she nevet pined fretted, anu seldom cried with tbe passion ... cr or surer that seems natural ,u eitnerl . nnr children. It was not e - J - - of us who first noted tne lact, mat our ' : if she were never pettish, restless,, or k.nn. like other cnuoreu, "rr' . ..t,i; rA anv of the ciee, oi uicitiwii'f life, i hat is so- manifest in "other children." . . . . r : i : - I remember the day mat my jrieou poim ei out Jhie-'fact to me. The child she hp neailv four years old was sitting her accus-omed place at her -mother's ' her radiant little bead leaning against . , - .- c U nictiir. thev msflp! mother's sma.- sjui. iny Paula, with ber queenly head bent over ha darling, and Wish, so fair,' to purely fair, ith her b.by. fngers busied ameng tbe colored worsteds he chosen tor playthings. .O' i How quiet she nlway-isfcv said friend, an ..eminent physician, who near us. . , . . r . ' HU low tone, his intent look at the tattled me, and I glanced hastily toward Paul. She was smiling, happfly; I t toll uhv her smile smote me with sense of pain just then. . But Dr. Lethby " bad bis band on the doof, and I followed . him from tbe room. s ' Yes, said I, indifferently; "little Wish a quiet cSild. . Only children are apt to .ao, I suppose." . . . .A -. How old is sne nearly lour years i I nodded. e was silent; but I felt fin to sDeak. -s-Shaie backward with ber tongue, which makes ber seem quieter. Slid only say a w words very imperfectly. . I know." ... - "xour little Lucy , , who is not so ' . talks ouite well, doesn't she. . We shall iealous. t- He did not echaaay slicht laugh icnov slicul laugn. tood pulling on his gloves, and looking B)iP D THOBURN EDITOR & PBOFBIETOR.J NEW SERIES, VOL. I, J u w u . HE NO 29.1 ! -WHO IHSOTHaOQiipEY CAH LGYE HGIi ST. CLA IRS VILLE, OHIO, THURSDAY', JULY" 16, TERMS 1857 $1,50 A YEAR IN ADVANCE L WHOLE NO DSG. of P.ifCBr darli.ig mLl,r or l9 I or i ..a, un- was in feet. her - low ex quisitely, had my lived . "child, eould a is be . f urged L piy paola took her away. hehd olo. be - "After ll," he muttered, as if to himself, it may on r be a false alarm. What alarm!,' I had him by the arm, and 1 compelled him intoMie adjacent room. I shut the door, and stood with m back against it to guard it alike from aJFording ingress to Paula, or egress to the doctor till he had answered me. - .."What is the matteil" said I. "What is wrong! What do you suspect!" - uMv lr follow. he be?an. Vl "1 a few "words, Lethby'. ; I am strong, not patient.' ' la few words " .", '. - ; You will orgi e me !f timeshenldirove a please God it may bi I am mis'aketn. But or some time I hare watched your little' irl with apprehensioo; "and I fear all is sot right wjth the braio.There is some defect in tbe intellect. I tear to.' I. am jet aure. .Have oortge.'V Kl bit my lip till the btoorT flowe d tall tne DJooa nowea treavr. M sd cKoehed my hands fin)y sn Umv r 'r 4 - . e VheMbffl-toy fir-inlflike w'b ' to trie down the tuaa who had tuid me this ternbje Uath. JTor I felt, it was trulh. I had no dimet rioliope not for a single instant, i knew it'sras as hessid. . -. ''Don't tell your ife." he went onrse in I said j.othUig, "till tbt fact is a-oejr Gained beyond doubt. Rtmember there is hope. 1 1 hae been mistaken before when I telt assured of o:heV things The i-us- pickm resu on tny judgment alone. Nev ertheless', it is well you should Itn'ow--tnat yoq should recognize ihe possibility yau understand! Otherwise I would, not iave told your. SJut precaution, '.taken in time, may do much." ' : , The mad.'-arjicifii irjetmet Of passionate retaliation had passed by. 1 toJ; the hand he held to 'me, arid grasped it firmly. I thanked him.ftirliis kiriiTnees his conside ration in-a rm votce. ., I would not tell mv ite"; I wiuld waif miided by him I would; but there he was without the door, and I closed it on him quickly, and went back to my study. . 1 I sat there, thiokin?. till Paula, came-to seek me. I had wisely nlanned - not to let her know or suspect planned lite a not reckoning on the woman,s instinct that is as Mnd ou wilD ner, anu, nuere . - i , . i .h. i ,-nliM em to he almost "'B' ""-- , , omniscient. The moment her eyes struct on my face her own look tti.swered mine. She u.n nn mv breast, entreating, in her low, eager voice, that would not ae denifd nor bushed entreating.enireating to know all 'Miat ailed me! ..What ill was im pending over me or the child! Her voire rose to a pitiful cry on those worJs, the child. ' i lien sue louiit u up "uu5 ) eyes with hers by her straight unfliiichiii"-' gaze andhe listened aiitie i ioio uer. And the weeks grew into months, end tbe months into years, and little Wish gu-w ta!l and fair like th arum lilies she loved to peer into ith her wistlul b !ue eyVi- Wistful eves, indeed they were; as though perpetually yearninsr for what theyeonid neverfnd. As she became oldyr ihe cu-1 liatilv vi hrr mind became more evr.U " v' " . ,1 ." si - if .a'e Vnr but !$.t9 saje .' 1 1 l ..t In-con V-.arJ nn-A -r. 5 mor.1! -I metticis exorably child was sadder than her wont. Usually she maintained the same quiet but ,mirth- . . . 1 1 11 -r- rked her infancv less serenity mat naa maraeu uer iuiancyi f.1 1 ! J . .1 u 1 .. . iie p:;Ke very aeiuoiu, un uni- ance was distinct aaqoite freerom defect. But speech seemed tinrratural and painful to her; and ualess-all other and more habitual means of making herself .understood luijed her, she scarcely ever voluntarily resi.rted to'ft. 'Ishe knew nothingpf fear, or anger, or.distre6s. Pain, that trial to most child' ish natures, appeared to have little .power over hers. Once, when she s.ippej down and cut-aer arm, whiie I'au'a wa in an- . . 1 I .Un ...... .1 tVin, Lgui-li s8 sne oouna ui iuc uuu looked so red anC ternoie on uej dm wuue .....u.-tj t,,lf ,t caJmly -on her .1 ",ul" r' her drV.urbed A minute after she added, sujwlv, mamma." And Uie perplexed J ilrt, h . jflalnd tca llie pair, fur a few ,,,. r),at, it was only Ir r reat, it was onlv tr her in- x . rcstie66ne,3 we ccuia teiUl;e ws Ja ofiu she never crieai ot COQ1. p;aioed: or fretted. She lay ..n lhesof.l,ui,e cepl wkeD ,he eh.nged the position ofher bandnfp(, ,rm, losing out upon l.er moer and myself with steadfast, grave The child was always wtin ner momer. She did not care tophrv-wilh oilier children; from their boisterous games she instinctive ly drew aside, neither Could she join in their chatter over pictures and story-bo;iks For, though Wish would soon He nine years old, 11 our pains had been tnenectuai to mane her comprehend anything ot the mysteiics of the alphabet. - All was arK to ner there; . , .. ... c (- . ,u I CMP COU I eh. rim .(1 not nPHCLlftic ' .'"- thresho,d of ettrlhv learning. Neither did .'0 comprehend or be interested I R,. any of Uie usual interests of .the usual inter ests of children Noth-.Dr more! JI was enuu!ti. to a slender rift eehieTS to open and Is in the li ht iiliasud'dei), siiarp gleam; and then shut n.ortkise arn.in, more nopelesry, jn- than he lore. . At Such-times seldom with other cTiildrensd She was hough our friend Dr" Iyhbyji faSHy lived so near us. '. JJUl one Bjwuig . that his little daughter Kate had an jness, and for many weeks"alterward was too del icate to go out of doors or play w ith other children. In this state the little invalid evinced a singular and persistent desire have Wish with her. One d y that Paula took the child in with her to Mrs. Lethby's, Kate would with difficulty be pervaded let her go again; " 'be next morning came a petition that Wish might be suff to go and spend that day with the ailing lit thiiU who "fretted alter her continually When she returned to us in the evening hAih thouulit the visit had dune irood. There was more vitality in the little tare- and its usual paleness bad given place in delicate rolor that we like to see. she was very quiet and silent; and, as sat on Paula's knee for half an "hour, before i, hedfime, ehe replied chiefly by gestures . unctions concerning her visit. gathered that she had been very content there, and wouia use io go ,olu . - i .niulil. Hffr iffHAt child too, can ' rrrrill .inured on lips I :r... n minnt.J slintranrnft ... Knnk: dui. auet mu ,.,!,. over it. some memoranda to. make, some authorities to consult from . thekook. case in our room, led "nie up ntairs:. room communicated with the smaller eham h.r where With sleptif. The 4oor was lie between the two. and the Ughtatrenme du - L k , I went and lit the lamprey uian.tTbal is all ' I J 1 in the itlofy Ujf the sunshine that was -flyuding tarlli and sky so graciously. - ' " ( ' Wejf little fvMHsteps Tollowed e down theme garoeji pain;, ner une nana oeiainea oroeped arid sickened all within a few to to red ." her But she We resomedNtK tie bed3idf'dtu,stiutoP-ttssion The jiue book-case, and commenced my search for the needed volume. Paula's voice occa sionally sounded from the inner room, where she was undressing the chi'd. Then I was f tart led by the sweet, clear, little voice' of Wish berselft "Mamma I know!" "What do you know, darling!" --! know it! I know who made the flow ers anrl the birds: and the sky and the grass,''- . . She stopped as if breathless, though the had spuken sliwly, as usual. There came no answer Irom the mother. - The sil?nce was again lightly stirred by the child's, voice: - . ;: -,-! '(Wby did teu never tell me of .God!" Ags'io there was a pause. 'Kte asks G'-d to triie care of her,:'nd her mamma and pap."., 1 will too.".r-y.,j';.i7r Kr '- no; not af isty kneet eot -there! It'' - eut KuUr. - St Ji" :"" in ¬ Vf,'! it "wrong ia Wish wrong!, Ia God t wrong thing!" . , t . ...... Hushr-hushf . Nay, my owe) darling; it i not' wrong. Look up, Isok ui-"Mmtna cannot bearto see Wish cry v" ' ' But the passion of weepiag, so. "rare in the child, was i.ol easily assuaged. - '"Mamma.-mamma! I thought you would be clad. Wish was no glad." - - For a long time I listened to Paulfl, as she strove to soothe 'and console her. Then lawent down, my book in my hand, aud waited tor her comiti?. -She -enteTed thei room with tbe look on tier face that I was preparedo sa the look that hud not rest-, ed there for many years.' i met her out- stretched bands, and answered' the', look; 1 and then she dropped bv my side, and hid her face.' ' . Is she asleep!" I asked her.- " "Yes, Lewis. Her little voice is ringing in my ears now. Such a little, innocent voice to utter words 1 ke those! Lewis. Lewis! what does it mean!" She has learned from Kate Lethby the words she used. Tbe idea is new to her, and she caught it at once, like a child. Ay, but it is not all. Lewis; it is not all. ! . -"-"-."""s'" f- r a a m so t i ii a innn.tir nan noon cioan. ins in her mind, ay, before now. It is not - . , :. . . newly born; it is only awazened. And I r I must erush it back. I could do no more than - strike it away from her. And she cried as she never cried before in all her lite. Her tears rent ir.y heart." '-l know; I can guess it, Paula. ''You tan not; it is nut in a man's soul to tell tbe agony of mine. I am her mother; and 1 have slabbed her with her first grief! Never in all her little life before hit she hed tear like those." "It i-a gnod sign. It renews our hopes," I siiid, with resolved cheerfulness. But my wife turned from me in bitterness. A bright June day, I went early on my usual business. I said nothing to Paula about the child, nut did I ask if she was to iio a. aiu to littie Kate. Wish as her own quiet, uoiseiess sen .gain mat morning-: al BfT customary placeot raalae I M i - 1 . iit t- . y.wp.!Mpce.i oa.v. - Lwjnutiw, ou tne garaen. uer dear eye seldom left that .outlook, and Ii j .Tiuicit'4 her. face brighterred',. nomeilly, in rcCat the gate, i She lilted 'her lace with ihe h'ryiCar gesture', and as I fjent d fV- to rakeAer in'myarros and kiss her, she. so id; --Why U she glad!',-;' !;;.' ) - - ""I ?onf kno'wV And the yearning rose from thadeeSi at her eves.' -r She looked round bet sparchingiy at"jflr!iant- flowers, tree--, and sky, as if seeking the mystery of their brighthew.then' flimg her arms arjund my neck, and nestled harnejiH in my bosom L-' Wish is (.'lad," shesaid again. ; - . It hat niuved tkc child to this ladncs3, or to titter it in words on that especial morning ShalM ever know! '" ' t -'The rememhrance of her sweet iook, the feeling of her denrrms around mv neck, '! sunk d jwn into my heart. - I forgot not I forgot nothing ol the bnefijJ?ode during the dy. It tol lowed nie into my usual avocation; it made the time beautifnl to me. As I went home I thought of it. ' I entered at the open door and passed in to the gr-nerai Biiting-room. No one was there; but Pauln'-' needlework was scatter ed on the lab e; ad a buncRo! flovwrs ar rangd as'Wish lovedto amnge them on tlie window sill I stood in the recess ol the bow-window for some time-, till the rus tle or a robe sounded iff the room, and. Pau 'a's hand was laid upon my arm, and Pau la's voice: - " -' - ' "Husband! Wish is ill! very ill.- I do not knw what I said, or " how she looked. I only remember the sudden hor ror 61 the shock, the heaw weijht that fell on my heart, crushing all quiet thouths away. I remember, too, that the sun bad burst through-the declining clsfids, and shone round and golden while the level fight, intense and atsohi'e, glorified the landscape that had seemed bright berqr. - It was ttrange, and yet not strange, thaHibtlr Paula and I.from 'he first.had the same dim, breathless terror of this illness that'had suddenly smitten the child. She hours? they told me. .Ait first Dr. Lethby himself was perplexed by the singular nature ol the attack; but ultimately it resolved it self into one of those dread fevers,so subtile and sometimes so fatal. Sometimes only sometimes! I Slid this to myself day alter day .trying to keep npthe blow of hope. But I was a hypocrite. Through tho long hours that I walchad by the little bed, where eur darlinftossed in restless delirium, though I watched as engerly, as jealously , as if bv the keenness of my vision, I could fence off all ill that cduld come near her still knew? Orithe ninth day, exVustedI"hnd been compelled by Pr.: Lethby to leave the -sickroom for a save. I fell into a heavy f torpid sle p, from which I wa aroused by a voice Come.' it said, 'at once. The child is sink ing. J Nerve ;yourself firr your wife's sake. She 'suffers mora-than y u can do.' i And f rose and staggered to my feet, like one in a dream", and followed him. . could not belr it.. I could not bear it. could not bear ta see the tiny fi-rbre, with its. lily face and closed eyes, lying All my manhood forsook ae. I flung roJ--floru.ty. -. Atand took mineni pressed it' Paula bad stolen to my side; Paula's voice spoke tojrao. " " " " ' .-Hush," husband!' . Only those twd word, but iif sich a tonef Calm, comforting, tenp 1 der.w I looked or at her: ner lace - wore the same expression as her voice. - 1 i .-to -Then I I I there.cnauring euc, woe as outs.' She stopped u,en added, iu a strange tone, low , 'Is there hope then!' I said, in a harsh whisper, and ther told me there wgs none! Paula, eao she live! ' ;';. f v.1 No. 0,-be still, for her moments are very few;and she can hear yoo.'' She was again hanging overtho child, watching every quiver of her little face, lis tening to every faint breath that came" aea went. - : .' " ; Presently the eyelids trembled and nn- closed. The wide -blue eyes sought tlie mother's face, and rested there, content smile parted the "pale lipsfapd eisa eecnied to try to speak. '- ; " ' . i Mamma.' ' . j Z- ' Sha laid her head beside her. SO belief 3i hear the feeble utterance, The "pain's gone.'. . ,fYes, mrtJtfrling. Q.my child, tny cV Tho'sjony would have way Tor thu mirr f Tie little heal turned led resilessiy; on JU low awi ' "'' V', 'TTi' mamma jforrr'!! ,; r,., ' -"No ti6 no." ibmn) Wonr5, There was a lonasrledre'j, 'Ti.-d rsmA the week , tremntous tftiV voire: Where V you, maDjraa! Ijjdi pagap7. We each took one small hani..'v'cf,.' Why cau't I see youT; Whybif -artD tar oar '.r.Y'i TT' Paula slid her ariw unOet-ldeJ fleSil; and held her so. -Tlie slericar breatrLew short and fast. Dr. Lethby 'rewfneag-r-loeked for a nrinute then left us sbftly.-4:f Marnrns pa'pa!' We dotectedv the ?i3it whisper, and oehfdown very close,Ui'a might JoV n-ilhing of "the IP'iio 'Come too,. Come with. Wisht -i .r.-'i U- Acd tKst wtg 1I. The lips ceased ttrfii stirred, even .by the fluttering breslh.-j'.A slight'spafm convulsed her lace tor 4 , nwi uient, anfl then left it settled in that, pure! peaceful -likeness we were tu kno. tlty: evermore. ' . ".i-J- We leaned over her dumbfy.' I. fefi; a in a dream. I cou!d not afiz; leoj not believe in any thing that I saw.- "AVish lying there with that white, soft i smile crt her !ace Mas not. .real, and still" les was Paula, sitting without word or sign gazin'g down on the dead face with steadfast eye. It was iu sn instinctive effort to break tt e circle of illusions which surrounded me that I called4n her name..''- , t-he roused then, and looked tip. The anguish seemed to surge over her face in , a gradual wave 5f cunsciousness. " It brok'-i with a forlirn w'andering of the" eyes,, a beseeching gesture of the outstretched ariiis, and a rtew, jbng, desola'.e wail. ' f Myrdarting-'inv treasure! O, my child! my child! my child;" '; ' I sat tlu-re, oiute,and watched' he'gony-. I dared not go near it. I wa stor.ellke aiid helpless. I ieli as if all niy world harTalir pedby me floated away irretrievably -into" an unknown vortes.while I stood watcirng, as now, with my hands bound to my sid? and my utterance choked ev.'B from lamer tations. ' " ' . f. ' ily last remembrance was of Paula coming me,toucbing my forehead vith her hand evtry tuing was blot'ed out Irow ei - '. .. .: 1 had bten a ttrtjig T.an, vigorous healn as I was held to be in intellect. But ift that long iilnCfS I seemed to be druiieJ oi lile. bi.tli mental and physical, till only the dregs ol buth remained. Then there, followed a long period of convalescence, during which all I could ilo was to lie, quiet ly where they placed me, sometimes with closed lips and heavy, lis'.less thoughts vaguely traversing my mind; sometimes with my eyes wandering.;restless!y about the rotim till they lit on Puuln's patient face. wleKafl they Vould linger. About that lace mf thoughts grew entangled often. I cnuld not rightly order them. ' ' At length-, one day, a very littie thirrg broke tiie spell that kept my mind so tijibtly In iu bonds. Some flowers were: brought au(j beside me. Tlw ir delicate : frag rance seemed to steal into my very inmost hefcrtAifiong iliein were one or two sprays of white' j js:iiin,wil!i ilieir peculiar aromatic, odor. . On the wings of that uibtile ersence recollection caine-lo mt and reneied co.i- sciousm ss. These were favorite flowers our Wish; they had been" atrfbng those iae last fathered by her hand that I hid carelesely taken up that evenirg a who.e. liie since! ani; distinctly" J.0 every smallest detail of 'tjiat evening,' I remembered.- - Fr,onr these reinemhrauces f .Utted my eyes, and read their sequel in" Paula's lire. Yet vat!iere still someiiiiii in thai sfiai'- ro-ed lace which I cou'.d pyC unde'rstaud; Involuntarily rj' 4houlit- tools woras. 'How ebingeiil' I said. . And again tnmy miud I commenced groping about lor som heV revelation which should make Hhings clearer to me. But at the sound of my vou-e Piiula came and stooped hi-sideme looking earnestly into my face, hs ii slii were start led to.hear me speaK. iii-r own voce trem bled jes'she asked me. 'What was changed!' ... 5 She'V8 1 a.'taid lest Juiy answer should be-T tray that I was still not myself, for poor wife!' 1 had been utterly berett,ot oPUi for many yeeks. ' You are eh inged.PauU 1 said; is this a new world!" . ' T 'i Ay, it is, it U!' sho answered roe; ai i she put' her arms ruund me. and By and by, she gradually told me the his tory of those past seven weeks." It a '.I -re' curred to me with vividoer-s as 1 laynr my sofa, holding her hand fsT, aniP watchinf tlieiiulfinj olrthe pale,' beaptilul fu'e . that woS-slightly avcited from me." She -'was looking, at the flmdsdape .which , was, stretcfied out ' before the wyiuIovvT II jma early autumn liow; I knew the looks of.the trees in the garden," or lheeopse'on.-(the slope o-the hill. Thehilll remembered it. Cruelly, relentlessly bright it .looked rniwin'the soft ouiisVine. After a little while 1 hid my face from it. - 'What mouth is thre!' , I asked her, Sue told me Adgu-t''It was the lat week in July that uur dsriiog went,' said ihe, softly. 'And llienstepresentry added, in theiauie hushed tone, 'you lei t me too. I ll.ntitrlil I hnit liMl hill h J ' . - 'How did you bear' it, Paula!' I cried,hs tily. Why did your heart not break! Why was I the one to fail, and fall helpless this lime!' . ' A year ago.' said Paula, 'I should have fullen helpless too, Lewis. No ' human strenfflh- no human fortitude is capubteoi but tiistinct, and with a tremulous quiver vibrating through every word, 'But I I was uo'.Jyomfurtlpss.' 1 looked at ber in silence. ' :' '-' LevviB," ehe whispered again, "I was not coinlortless." A pause. ;"No," she went ou, slowly, and now her voice rose, steady and clear", like the light that gathered a bnuhleucd in her eyos: "a mother who has 1 seen her child die, is still not comfortless. For no mother who has lost her child can donbt. "Lewis, do you understand me! God is'good J she cried, passionately, '-and in his mercy he ordered it so, that to a bereav ed mother's 6oul must come the conviction that is more than knowledge the faith that is worlds above all reasoning. I uneio that I shall have my child again! Lewis, Lewis, Itnown'. Casta Diva. ix8& jSh young, delicate fad admir 'Is Taire .on ly there seems to be- pdSjielhinw gncfSf'-sbooi ber; she is -J widow, 1 t wasties yourJS at id High ho sijhs Mr. Patron, 'what aior lorn life it is to live lone!'.nd he diew hia chair close to the tire aud ensconced him- salTtherem, trapping his tri-colored dress ing gown about hiia, I wish 1 were mar ried! I know a lady' boards is the same house too and I believe she'd have me if I 'JjJJ!l8sk herXnjejn thee-pretty aausic Iflte her thouoh, and believe she l;kes me; jlt tbH.f this oieK I have plenty of inon eyand' nobqdy to pend it upon. Yes, I thsk I will ask pretty Madame Victor to marry ma. , v Rnp, rp, rap! lOof.e p who's there1' ,'Piease, sir, it's your clean clothes. Clean riothes! and pray who are you, littla.cherub, and wliere do jou . come intai!. - .i a . , li am Lauretta, six. and live with Bridget, thes, and shesnt me fwitU the basket to-ni ht.' Yes, I shou'd think he . diil, yon little ducklmi, and the basket is larger than your self Cojpi and sit.down In this chair by ii?e fire atr ii arm your, toe? there, now, I i'iit tj taik with you. Are you Bridget's tidr.'V . ' . '-Oh. n. iir'-' ntirl a look of care D.itseJ Xi ' uver the (ittle f.ice." . fc - .'Nn, I th' ugnt not. . V aslierwniien children don't .have such eyes.h-ir such broad 'forehead ntir such soft hair. Well, birdie, how come y.iu with Bridget! Have you no parents!" ' ' . . v ' ! don't know. I oi.ly dream I have. Bridget lets me stay with her because I can sins.'- ' . .. . ' 'Sln-; and what has that to d. with it!' -:'Oh, sir, I sing my -.snnsin the great houses and they cive me sixpences, and I take them to Bridget.' . ' Aha, you pay your hoard, then! Well, little Lauretta, will you sing for me nowV 1'Y. s, iiid'eid. aud the l.ttle'one s ands up in" the raiddie of ihe rug, and opening hei rasebnd moulh stie sings Casta Diva! Bit-ss my strwhat a voice! I know s meihing about music myself; ot least enough to know that such a voice should be a torione to the one that possesses it. Little one, where did you learn that!' , 'Nurse taught me.' , ' 'Nurse is dead." The dark eyes fill with fears, and the ruby lips are quivering. -. Mr- Patron welksaip and down th'room. His curiosity is excited-as well as-hii pit ff??SiSj3 sarlsbaSTTISave letiVfcU 1 kjJJr'uijfet iv-iU scold nielf I stsy o n:Bg.' " ".'No, lfttle one, I will carry the basket, I am going home with you.' a It's up live flight of stairs, sir, and thcie it no light ir tlio passage.' 'All the more reasons I should go with vou. Now I am ready. ,o!iie, my nine singer, you and I nill be better acquainted be:ore long. Don't fall down the-?e steps; Ucefj hoid of my hand, here we are in Broad way. No-v where do we turn! d wn Princp stteet, hey! and now down Crosby. What! do you live in this a ley! Oh, never fear little Casta Diva, I fhall treid safely enough While this little baud leads me. Ugh! ho inafny more fiiyh'S are there! only two! Well, I can climb them if you rati. So, is this ihe door!' 'Och, and is it you, sir, that would be alter coming to s -e a poor woman at this hour! Will vou be sea'ed. sir,' said Bridg-t wiping a -lOjdcii chair with her apron. Your s-hirts were nl irineJ to bo suiting ye may be!' . ' 'Shirts all right, Bridget. I came to bring home your ijttle girl, uuJ to ajjk you some thing about her. She his beJii singing to me.i Will you li-ll me where she came Croin!'". ,"; ," 'Ye take a great deal o irouble for a lone bit ofe a pnild, indeed, sir but her story is cot saver.- long:' She lived itu a lurieu woniap.lii the roui below, named TlnTi-sa. fhe wotnau slie-"was wailing m.iid u -Luu--reLU's familyia Iwly, somewhere, and whiie ns out with th child, then only two years bid, for the sake oi the air there citne a big row in fhe city, and the child's lutlo r an iu the middle of it, and got kilit; andtUen she"reach.'d the boUoe, ail iu a Trigb4!,.siireftwaa on lire and the mother of it gouc,arid niver was. she ahl to liad it S3a she ki-pt the chlid and comes to America with it; Sr she heard how the streets were paved wi'h gold, and when she cam - and lounu nary goiu nurioou out ior tne woriiing she had to go iu work, as we ,'oor ere .lures do; au' she look in uashiig in me room dowa stairs; but riivcr a bit Would she let the child do fur ileii; but v. ai:ed on it like on'y tnught it to t-inr, 'as its inolher did befoie it,' tie said: and V.-tyear Tueresi died. This po .r creature io..k on sa bud tha I louk her uiysel;, oniy 1' I Oe oruijin' her up dillereiiaJv, inlirt-lv; I'll teach her to earn her bread, at any r..!e, ii:d so 1 end bir out every day, to sing to the great loiks.'an' makes her help me to carry around the Clothes, and that is all sir.' lt wasji3ry good in you Bridget, to take th.- little orphan; you have t-aved her from a sad fate; you Will be rewarded, you may depend. ' r' ' Bridget raised her eyebrows and dropsed courtesy, while .itt.e Castu Diva, as Mr. Patron tliei and ev-.-r siuoi has called her,' hid her. face iu the bed aijd subbed to hear her own story Related. The kind genlle muii looked at Uer tenderly, auJ then con tinued: - f ' ':' r 'i. have j)lan for this poor child which vviH relieve you or your charge, and repay you far your gooduasa of heart. Good uight, Jiltle one; I'll come to morrow. Dry your tears, for I will yet niuke you happy. Here, teridget,"; fiuine inouey lor you, uud be sure you (io uot send her out to sing again. I hsve so uiL'th wg better lor ner to do.' "jjridgel dropped anolUer courlesj ; and her mouth opened wi le (or she wasull mys tified and beiviidered. Au hour later ynd Mr. Patron is again seated in an eay-uhuir before his bright coal lire, with Ins dressing gown once more fglded uruuud liuu. The only difference is thai he smiles instead of sighing us he did before. 'As, yes, he says, '1' see my w.y clear, I can now without, hesitation, call upon. Madame Victor in her room, to interest her f 1 I j ! about my little Casta Diva. I will tell ber the story and engage her to cultivate the voice of my little protege. I will see her to-morrow "morning and perhaps she will ac company me to Bridget's lodging. Not a very romantic walk to invite the ledy of my heart to share, but then the circumstances are peculiar. Now I think of it, I must engage of my landlady the little bedroom nert to mine. I am determined to adopt that singyig cherub for my .own. I vviif change her name to Casta Diva Patron. It snnnds musical.and she is musical herself If sweet Madame Victor only sees in her what I do, we shall be an amazing happy family. I declare I feel like a husband and .faiber. already. I shaJJ findXnough to do with my money aft er U. ' ' - ' i- ' " And so he goes to bed and dreams of his future joys,. till he fairly- laughs aloud ia hiJ seep .- - ; . - A'ow it is morning, and if1 -yon, will put your head out of your door you eao see hit walking along the hall. He stops at;8 kn acks gent y; but rii h toned piano, touch ed by a thrilling band,' does not'aitow sd dove-like a tap to be heard. This time he knocks louder, the music stopand thetloor is opened by a beautiml woman, who suiil injriy invites hi in to.enier. Wei!, I donjt wond.r he felln love with , her! TVyJ closed the door. L. 't's you anu i go anij peep at the kev-hoie and bear what Ihfy have to s:.y. I'll n var tell-will yuu! Hark! Well, alter all : can't te.l whit ih-y saij iin v , b. cau-e 1 proinis d I wouldn't; hut Patron his staid ia tiiere a great hfle, and ha don't ask her to sing or play all the t mu. ,m tha door opens aain and tliev come out together; he in his overcoat and hat; she in her cloak and veket - b .niK't. He looks vt ry much excited, and she 1-joks ple and mmUes so the .con hardly spe-S. She takes his oGVred aim, and goes Iovu stair and cut ol the .-tnel door. I do believe tWy are u, mg to Bridget s. And so thrfy are Good Mr Patron walks slowly witii the sweet lady, for she has every reason to tiembie: ie believes she is Lauretta's mamma: for she has been telling her friend how her husband was killed in a dreadful mob one day, bei-aue h was a great poli tician, and when they burned iiis house they took and threw her into prison, where she remained a w hole year, and only made her escape v. hea during the terrible trouble in Italy, the prison coors were unbarred Ij ali. She sought frantically for'her child, but in vain; and believing that both Laure ta tnd her nurse were crushed in the mob that killed her husband,' she came to America 10 try to earn a livlihood among the hospita ble strVngrrs by her musical education: and uncommon- voice. MadameViCor believes that Lauretta is her hhlld; 'because their stories are so stronlt'y alike: Five yars have passed since il.the left Italy; she knows that her eyes will not deceive her Her baby's features are in delibly cntrrnved noun, her heart, ' , Watnuada -lrleui.."Cutl-.t1J !irit-f itair?r and she slops to le breaih and hervg hers.-lf eith. r lor intense happi- O - - . ; nts. or disappointment. 't lit y are about to enter the room when a little voire greets her ears, singing with wonderlul power a-id expression, an Italian melody, which the lady herself used to sing ift her own 6iinrjy land: Site steps and grasps therarm of her friend. "Oil, wait," she whispers, 'let me try," with a great effort, she continued and com pletes the strain in a voice that angels might not exceed. lie open.- the duor. Lauretta s uiu's in the centre of the floor ulone, pale and ajj-tat-d, her i;reut eves di lated with i-mot ion long repress d. II. r mother's voice ha 1 reached u spot iu hfr 'little hear', ivh.ch vihrste onlur nu-iui.ry ,e a giimpse ol Heaven. Madame V ctor sinks up 'n a chair, and . .1 !:.!.. j gazes long and earnesuy upon ii.e nine j motionless figure; then she siretches aut her arms urW whiter, 'come here. Lauretta slowly advances, end wlicu she is close to the lady she nestled herbeud upon her bosom, and d.aws a long deep sigh. 'Teil me your name sweet one.' The lad;' presses the little fcrui still clo ser: Darling, I am your mother!' '1 know it,' siheil the child. You kno-v it, my aug-tl!' j 'Yes; I huve seen y.m in my dreams, and uUv.ivs called yoo motlier, an.l . hi-o you sang ju-t now it br.niglu it all back!" God Mr- Patron weut.to the window and wipe his eyes. ar Once again we see him sitting ia his ea.-y chair bctore the bright coal lire. I!y his sitle sits a beautiful lady one ban 1 lies in his, and the oib r was t. n.ierly ftroki'-g hisliatr, but her eyis af? resting upon the little fairy wbo s i t the piano, silently dream inn ovwr siimi; of Handera music whi.-li h' i; popa I as brought houi The Jady is his'w uc. --T-lie fairy is his ' asta Diva.' i to her. [...] force of Imagination. Pop i)f strong nervous temperament are great sUeV to ttie wiiinis and capr ces o. their imaginations : and hi nee people ol 'ood mental.Tiut of very ordinary rlrjwical acqiiin-mrns, ' re the m ist sul ject to this tjraiiy . mind over uiul'er. O.-ca-si.mally, a very ordinary sort of pcrson-that is. di in.livii'ual of ron-ii'erable mind, but whose mental capacities are unsustaim-ti, ami so pnrtiiily undevehiped suffers from this peculiar lr.i-1 in a most distressing .le i;ree. N i doubt (s-iys the be-.l physical au thority) ona-haif the ill that flesh is heir to are super nduccd by the lancy of life suf ferer al-ine. Hundreds h.iv died Dy rymp toms of cholera, yel'ow lever, and plague, induced by sheer dre id and fear of those terrible maladies. A case is recorded, wherein a lelon con demned to death by pl-lebi'toinyhad his arm laid bare Io the shoulder, aii3 thrust through a hole in a pcrtition, while he was fa.-.t bourn to the opposite side; the hiiiden executioner, upon the other bile, applied the lancet to his arm with a click: the for culprit heard the muddy stream itpoiiring, add soon growing weaker and fainter, h fell into a Boon, and died; when the fact was, not edrop ol blood had been shed a surgeon having merely snapped his lancet upon the arm, and contined to pour a small stream of water over the limb and into a basin " Another case in 'piut was that of a Phila delphia amateur butcher, who, in placing his meut upon a hook, slipped, and bung himself, insted of the beef, the barbed point. His agony wa intense; he was quickly liken down and carried to a physician' f- fice, and so great was his pain (in imagina tion) that he cried piteously upon, every motion made, by the doctor in cuttingthe coat and shirt-sleeve from about the- wound ed arm! When, at last, the arm was bared,, not a scratch was thve! Tha-book point had mere grazed along the akin, aud torn the thirt-sleeve! Biuckwoad. The Panther Killed—Narrow escape of an Old Hunter. i Old Ben WheatoD, who lived in Brier Valley, about two miles from the Susquc hannah river, wan inveterate lover oflor est sport. -1. -He, like most of the early set tlers ofXUljk-rh-cteit aTarn fc-otu. the hiil lands, leaving the broad swamp flats for hunting grounds. His shvnty was erect ed on a small stream in Brier Valley, which is now called after bis name,W,healon Creek Thi mast of his time was expended in) jour oy Jihrtiuth the forests, trequenly in com pany ttUh-o far-!erued Mohawk Indian.nam ei Atone; but sometimes B n loved to -pursue his sports without a companion. . Ad well he might, for he did no' need a guide. Every noelr, deli, cave and crevice, from the Otsego Lake to the mouth ot the Ceieware Rivar, was' lamitiar to Ban, W'healon.and he had pt en pursued his.gime to almost every partcf theeouotry. He ihiefiy hunted the wolf'se well for profit as foi sport, for gov ernment piid a silver dollar, in the shape of a bsuny,oi eVery skin. Knit of increasing his store of coin, old Ben, o- e jine 'unny morning, shouldered his rifle., and taking his knapsack, contsiu , in' a suScient supply of coru-c:ike and dried venison, he classed the Snsaehiir.n ih, aad took his way tj ards Franklin Mountain which lies between the villages ol Otsego an i Franklin. The day was sultry, and by the. time he had accomplished one-half the ascent of the mountain, he concluded that he ueeded a rest. He therefore took a seat upon a moss covered log,- near a spring, and ate his luncheon. The still solitude, the balmy air, together with the singing of the birds and the la:y hum of the bee, finally lu led the hunter to repose. He must have slept long; for when he awoke the sun Was declining to the westward, and a ft-w ripples of golden light lingered on the tree tops, which he first noted after clearing a mass of dry leaves from his face wnich hi thong'it had blown there; but in attempting to rise, howcvffr.he discovered hiuise.f com pietely buried in them. Now, it is a notorious Tact that the pan ther will cover a sleeping or dead hody, and leave it for a time, butonly eventually to re turn and devour it. The instant Ben awoke, therefore, the truth flashed upon his mind that a panther bad found and concealed him, and that the beast might at that moment be wat'ehinc him, ready to' make the tata sprirnr. He ar-jee quickly, seized his rifle, fhit rested sgainst a tree, and hastily throw ing together some large pieces of decayed wood, and covering them with .leaves, he climbed a tree and waited patiently the jan ther's coining, lie h id notfto wait . J.nS- ah.hrwi.h ica'.-'.ike tread.fiid! wi;b "twe cubs behind her, which ' shs hid in some brushwood. ' Dropyiug herself on the ground, she crerl s'-owly lownids her expected prey, lashing the earih with her tail, and her eyes glow ing like sparks of fire! The nppearance o things, however, did not seem to sa::s y tier. but she sprang up, elevatf J her kbck, and threw h?r-eifupon hr victim with a wild yell. The wood and leaves flow al)j t in evfrv direction, and fot a moment the panther seemed palsied withrae. Suuden ly she leapt aside, droat her tail, and peer ed around aim ng he brushwood; then rais irg her eyesupwari.'s,( fairly emitting sparks of lire in her anger, nbe encountered the b Hirer's gazo upon her. With another s-sireem more terrible than the rst,rhe pre pared to spring towards lum, wlien, with an aim that seldom failrJ, old Ben fired, and she II tearing the earth with her claws The sot was fatal- Our adventurous l.unter reioadej the em pty barrel, and waited for her coiupauim to come up, but none arrived, so he killed the tubs' and built afire. SThiswas a ce cessury proceeding, for the sun had set, aud the darkening shadows of night wera creep ing in the landscape. With true buck wood: audacity, he relied upon his file for protcc tion fr- ni lurthtT ntiadruped :iirow!ers, and stretching hiins"lf, with his i'eel to the bur- ning wood ou the h-eves that had be lure rovi-red him. he onee nmre resigned Uim- self to the ert.tr.ice of Mirpheus. lle after wards churaclcT.zed the escape as the nar rowest ce he ever experienced. Sunday Tints. "Jintlemanly Ladies." Central Railrjod some months since, for cibly illustrating the '-power of politeoes-,' (as our fiien 1 llirtin Cani'-s oulJ express it.) The sits were all lu'l, wee-pt ne which was occupied bv a roub looking but honeit Irishman and ut one of the stations, conule of evidently well bred and itiu-lli- Ct-iif vMinif ladies came in tj pilictire seals, but sec.n ffo vac :nt ones, were about to go into ii back ear when I'.ilrick rose hist ly. and offered Jihem his seat, wit1! evident p-easure." 'l?Ai'. you wrli Imvo no seat f,r vinlt.-io ," r. sponJed one of the young la-die-witu a Mnil h -siiating, wit.i true po liten. os, a. t accept it. ' iver mind thai'." st.iJ th,e Hibernian, "yer welcorne to t. I'd ride iijioii'the roK-rjciT till New York, any lime, for a tmile Irom such jin:'tm inlif ailie!.!' and retre'ed hns'ily into ihe next car, amid I 'e ciieersol lU 'S.- who wituesavd the incident. A "Jintlemanly Ladies." The Unkindest Cut of ail. A Cotemporary who pubiielies his Iuiiibra tion right in thi fpntr of t'te cotton roiv ini Soutli, in remarking up.m the next ' Southern Cimiuurcial l.'onrentior..' winch is Hwnouiu-ed io '.she flat in Knoxt ille, Tennt ss. e, on i'io loili of August, has tin following very unkind thru;!, aimed with a vim tiiat milit punch a hole in a wind bag: Really, we think it ii i.c that th-i S.mtn cru Railroad Companies s':iou:d kill vlT ihi.J UK-st miserable of til unin.ligati d huiu'jiis by re luting lo transport the deleg.ites tree ol'ihurjje. Only make tiiem pay for their ! tickets, und their gas about Sotheni com- mercrwill find some other s-ifctv-valve iIiju ihese isoi.lhern t'ouiuieri-ial C'o.ivenUoiis. Perhup it is our dev.'tion to our own con tempt for humbugs, thut makes us feel a sense of humiliation dot unmiugled with lo iihingi when wo licalf of tb,ese Southern Coimuertial Conventions They have now been in operation lor six or eight years, ur c ire, auJ ii any man can point to a inj'e bcuclil that has resulted iharofrom, at all i.nfnmpnsurata with the thousandth part ef the liquor the delegatea have guzxled dowa their capacious throatswe should be aleas ed to hear of it.- Iadeed they seem to have become the mere occasion for drinking and rpnrmandizing-ia,. AmerteaTr. LAWS OF OHIO. Published by Authority. AN ACT Securing lo ri-.-irriod women such personal propar ty as may be exempt Irmu exwcuiioa, and als enabling ihrru to control ihoir own earniug s,ud ilie earnings of their miaur euildrcn ia certain esses. -. ,..,, Slitio.v. T. ' Br it rnaetrJ If tie Genrral Astrm- 1,1 u uftke Slntt uf UJua. 'i bat ao inarried man shull st 11, disKise ol. or in any manner part with any personal property which Is Dow or may . bera alter be exempt Irom sale upon execution, withoat navuig nrst oOuuneu toe couseaioi Liiwutuiew rirc. 2. If anv married man shall violate tha prt.vi3K.nnot Uie foregoing section, hia wife may, in her own n.nie. eunimence aad Brosecate to final . judgrat ul and execution a civil actiop for tha re covery ol Mica properly or its value in money. 3. Any manif-d woman, wnosa nosoana hall dwert her. or-rrm-lBteumeranee or other c-iuse. become iocapacfiaied or neglectnr provida lor bis lamily. rnay, in ner own rramB.-nmaa eoo irncti tur heron n labor and the labor of ber minor children, and in her own name, sua for and eolUet her own or their earnins. Thi act haiTlak af aud and afu-r its passaso. N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate. April 17th, 1857. AN ACT . , , To prevent Kidnapping. . . Section f. Be it mai led iy tie General kum< . of the State of Ohio. That DO" person or persons shall am-st and imprison, or kidnap or forabl or Irauduieiitiy carry oil or decoy .out of this State any !rc i(Jaci or ntalauo Berson or persons wiihii this t'.au,- or attnp.pi to kilnap or loreiblv uriraodr -ulemly carrjt, offor docoy ol this Mate oy such tree black or mulatto person or shall arrau and imprison any such tree black or muliatto per- eon or persona with the intention of having mcb person or persons carried- out of this Stalc.unlcaa u be in pursuance 01 me laws inereoi. St .-. 3. Tout no DTson or nerson shall kidnao or forcibly or iraudulently tarry, olf or decoy out ot uns suite ny Disci or mulatto person or per sons wiibin this Stale, claimed aa .tugiiive Irom . fervice or labor, or shall attempt to kidnap, or (or- . cibly or Iraudulently carry off or decoy out of thia' Suie any such blac ur mulatto person or persona bt-lore th.- Court. Judge or Commissioner ol th proper circuit district r eonnty hiring jurisdiction according to the laws of tha United Siaias, in cases o I persons held to service ur labor in any Slata escaping into ii.isaiaic. ana mere, hcottuiuj a uialawsot Ihe Uniieastates,estanitsningi)y prooi hiaor their property hi such person. . Slc 3. 'l hai any person or persons onendinf agniust the pr ovisioiu of 'his act shall be deemed 'RQilty of a uiisdemeanor,ml on conviction there of by i.-dictuient iu the Cauri of Common Pleas of any ciiunty io tliisotati'. shall be confined in the reuiientwry at Euro noor lor an r apaeow un not less th&a three years nor more than years nt the il beret ion ot ihe Court, and luoieover bo liable tor all costs of prosecutio i. S.c. 4. 1 bat tlie set en'.itlea an act to pre Tent . kidnapping, passed February lath. 1351. be and u:e siiuiu is hereby repealed, but nottrinc in this ct coniained shall in any jpanner altecl tneprose- cutiiianr pur.i-liuient lor otieuce comimiien oeioro Uie lakioj; e.Moct ot this act. Stc 5. Thisac: shall takeeflect on its N. H. VAN VORHES. Speaker the House of Representatives. THOMAS H. FORD. President of the Senate. April 17th, 1857. AUDITOR'S OFFICE, St. Clairsville. I hereby eertify that the foregoing Acts ro i-orrectlv copied from the certified eopies furnish- S. GRESSINGER. Auditor Bal. co. A Magistrate Outwitted. The following anecdote is related of the eminent Richard Baxter, which sets off hi natural shrewdness and knowledge of human nature to great advantage: - Several of the ministers ejected by tha Act otUnif-roiiiy, in 1692, united won Mr.i Baxter in establishing a lecture in a private house. -The time of worship being at a very early h-jur.. Mr. Baiter one evening left home with aview uf being there early ia the morniug. The night, however .being dark.be lust his way, and alter wandering for a long time be came to a gentleman' . house, where heTasked direetionsTee aer a'i jofofBied fcis m&4ter 9 T"ct- hi, ihiiikirg it oosafe tbar, 0 respectable "a looking muh should be wandering on tie - , common at so Ute an hour, .invited hint to star. . Mr. Baxter readily accepted the invi tation, and was treated with great hospital ity. His conversation gave his host a high opinion cf bis good sense and extensive in formation . The gentleman, wishing to know the quality of his guest, after suppe said: As most persons have some employment or profession in li'e, I have no doubt; air, . tint you have yours. , x Mr. Baxter replied with a smile, Yesir, I am a rr.au catcher.' A" man catcher,are you! said the gentle man; 'I am very glad to hear yoif say aoor you are the very person I wants I am a jus tice of the paace in .his districtand I aim commissioned to secure the person of Dick Baxter, who is c spectei ia preach at ft con venticle in this neighborhood early tsr-mor- ro morning; yon shall gJ with re, and I doubt not we shall easily apprehend tha - ronue. ' Jlr. Baxter very prudently" consented tn accompany him. Accordingly, the gentle man, the following 'morning, took Mr. Bax ter to the place where the meeting waa to be held. When they arrived there a con-' sidprnble number of people were hovering a bom, but on seeiii the justice they sus pected his intentions, aud were afraid to enter the bo-.ise. The justice now intima ted to Mfc Baxter, his fears that Baxter had been apprised of bis intentions, and would d saopoint them, ant praposeto extend their ride.th it lho people might be encour aged to assemble and give them an oppor tunity of fulfilling their commission. They, did so, but on tbeir return they still found the people unwilling to assemble. The magistrate now, supposing he would! be disuppoijitcd of his abject, said to Mr. Bax ter .that these people were much disaffected tu the government, he would feel obliged to him if he would address them on the subject of loyalty and g.iod beiiaviour. Mr. Baxter replied th ii, as they m?t for worship, it was probable that s uch an address would nat s-itisfy the people; but tlt if the justiea would engage in prayer, he-would endeavor to sny Btiinethip tothem. The gentleman replied thtt he bad not his prayer book with him, or he would readily comply wiib hia proposal; but expressed bis persuasion that Mr. Bnx'er was able to pray with them, as well as to ta k with them, aad reqtie&ieii him to begin with prayer. Theyntered the bouss. 'oilowed by tha people; Mr. Baxter prayed with great devo tion a'iff fervor; the magistrate standing by a s soon, melted into tear. Tha good divine then preached in bis usual faith ul aud zealous manuer; and when he had con c".u.!cJ, he luroeJ to the justice aril said: Sir I a:n the very Dick Boxtcjof whom you are in pussuit. 1 am entirely", yout dispo sal.' Ths magistrate, .however, nad felt ta mucti djaxing the service, and aw thing so d fiVreutly t what he hid 4one before, that his rrftnity was changed into love and after-, ward he became the Iriend and advacat nf (fit- persecuted, and it is believed also a ain ecre Christian. .1 rtMrrna Ter- uti w-"" tt.-.-..- -- ritory is staled by tha Oregon papers to ba Irom 40 COO to 45,000'. 5-Tne land l-' ol th HKnoia Cn ral Company in "un amouBtod ta tha larj-e im olUi00J against 8241,090 in th same monib, Ut year. ,yThe number of eapora exittin: in Miureol i thirty-th-e . Of the, fifteea are Kepuhlicau.eleven D. roocrat e, and ov. en neutral or iudependentr Th era dai lies, publish! in St. Paul- '