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BWS" " — — ■ — ■a ! — 0 I » m i m -v àl r" 4? t i%<\T f"* ■e 3i i I )h ■ Jk.-L lia viel G. Jeffers, Publisher. ^"UNION, BUT EQUAL HÖHTS.AND UNION.'* Lemuel O. Bridewell, Kd it or and Proprietor. Kumber 35. PORT GIBSOI, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, 1188., WEIWESPAY, APRIL 21, 1852. Volume 1. Volume 1. H S ^ ^ ^ Can You Forget? Can you. forget met I am not relying On plighted vowt—alas ! 1 know their worth Woman's faith to man is a trifle dying Upon the very breath that gave it birth. But I remember hours of quiet gladness, When if the heart had truth, it spake it then, When thoughts would sometimes take a tone of sadness, And then unconsciously grow glad again. Can you forget me • I I Can you forget me ? My whole soul was blended^ At least it sought to blend itself with thine ; J»/y life'« whole purpose, winning thee seemed ended ; Thon wert my heart's sweet home—my spirits shrine. Can you forget me ? when the firelight burning, Flung sudden gleams around the quiet room, How would thy words, to lung past moments turning, Trust me with thoughts soft as the shadowy gloom ! Can you forget them ? There is no truth in love what e'er its seeming. And Heaven itself could scarcely seer® more true— Sadly have I awakened from dreaming, Whose charmed slumber— -fait* ont —was of you. 1 gave mine inmost being to thy keeping— 1 had no thoughts I did not seek to share ; Feelings that hushed within my soul were sleeping. Waked into voice, to trust them to thy care. Can you forget them. Can you forget me ? This is vainly tasking The faithless heart where I, alas! am not, For well I know the idleness of asking— The misery—of why I am forgot. The happy hours that I have passed while kneeling Half slave, half child, to gaze upon thy face— But what to thee this passionate appealing— Let my heart break—it is a common care. You have forgotten me. NONA. THE IIIRIVING STEAMER; OR THE MYSTERY OF THE GRIFFITH. BY HENRY BARNES, A M., M. D Revenge 1 'Tis sweet ; and I will have revenge ! Revenge ! I'll have it though it cost my life, And ten-fold death ! Revenge! Revenge! A multitude of theories have been advan ced to account for the burning of the Griffith. Some arc of opinion that it took fire from thc sparks that fell from its pipes upon thc dry deck ; some contend that thc owners were in fault, and that it took fire from the combusti ble material of which it wa^built, and xhieh was allowed to come into contact with the engine ; while others assert with a good deal of plausibility that thc inflammable nature of the oil used about the machinery, caused the awful catastrophe. These are all theories; and may, or may not be true : and, with thc rosi, I beg leave to theorize. I was riding over thc blue expanse of Erie. Thc gallant steamer puffed along her rough way beneath a cumbersome load, alive and animated by their various motives and inter ests. The wind blew briskly upon her bows dashing up the sparkling waves against her, mad with foam ; while her circling wheels buffeted \vell agqinst thc opposition, and hurl ed a myriad of sparkling gems around in all directions beneath thc soft beam of courteous moon. No human being on board seemed to sympathize with me, I was a stranger to all, * and thoughts of other scenes and other times, not very congenial with sociability, came over me ; and I paced the deck in thc indulgence of my own moody reflections till, becoming weary, I sat down upon a bale of goods, and leaning over thc railing, gazed into thc depths of the sparkling waves. I had not long thus remained when I fell into an uneasy slumber, and dreamed the substance of what I here present. I give it to tbe reader only as a theoretical dream ; yet I venture to say it has as much foundation as many more plausible suppositions. Few more beautiful steamers have sailed from the port of Buffalo than was tbe Griffith. Symmetrical in every part, she sat upon the wave as if she possessed life and animation and a conscious pride in her beauty. Nor Were her cabins less attractive than her external parts. Soft carpets, easy chairs, ani other convenience, rendered her comfortable, while large mirrors reflected your form in proud relief, and on either side beau tiful state-rooms and clean beds, invited you to repose amid the soft richness that the painter's bnuli bad delineated with bright luxurance. And tbe epicurian feast before you spread to tempt the appetite could not be idly passe The sun shone down in one broad and bril liant sheet that lay over the aurfaoe of the lake like a cloud of gold, and reflected upon the rich green of the distant hills clad in tbe robes of Baminer, with a witching smile of fond frrewell, and the bird* responded in mellow song, and maidens carried their evening lays to departing day The docks of Buffalo filled with busy eitizons, intently persuing * * over own their various occupations, or going upon the beautiful form of the Griffith os her last bell rung, as she shot out into the golden wave her first and fatal trip. Gallantly did she leap over the undtilating swells in a sportive mood that was well befitting the joyous feel ings of her numerous passengers, who stood convening, in smiling groups, or waved their 'kerchiefs to those loved friends that they had left on shore. Long they gazed from her stern upon the city that was fast receding from their sight in the distant and hazy light of departing day, that was on 11 J 4 L . « 1,1 , i • . 1 mg V« aid clouded brow told 'hm her hart a ar e o 10 i nr cup- o »reo ■ ' ^ 1 rcc ^ . . a fa trcsec, fell over her white arm, and cast t,ng ahade npon l>or regular feature,, on winch Ihe lamp had olherw,» Aone m full »plendor, and ,t gave them a »ft melancholy that, above all thing«, I love the mo* in wo men. Then can I sympathize with her; and then my heart goes ou m ali u uess ® f j 1 LC l 0 °.j" S . '' r . UrC . '. n f ? ' r^l m * smind rf wbwl» her b^dlem^rm .t the »n od, of nn-l nicamng music. r.uc i , - a ceion s ou an} one ia\i, a ow ° or io »eau 1 ® u P eM J Te * ll ° L * ' as thus she sat drooping in sadness, unregar - in swco s ra ^ " 1 ' rU ", , n anot icr part o t îe s earner was a snia group o men gat îere in c ose an anima * conversation. Among them was one who would most attract attention. He was tall aud firmly bui t with shoulders a ittlc stoop ing, was roug i y ca , ar is ight air was con use y anging over in massy row, * neat w ic ic was paintci in lsejes. " I say we must do it, said he clenching his fists, and fienfly gesticulating. "It is our only chance. It is now or never." " Colburn, we should only work our own destruction," replied another. "Work our own destruction!" exclaimed he, with a grin of contempt. " I could swim to the shore." '•——Had reached her hand to don Her cap, but had not put it on then assembling in the cabin, " The lamps shone O'er fair women and brave men." in a profuse splendor, adding new grace to their bewitching charms that already fixed the eyes and enslaved thc heart. "Music arose with its voluptuous swell. Soft eyes looked love to eyes that spake again," and dance and merriment beguiled time of its j tediousness. Gay and happy faces whirled in j the giddy dance, or sat reclining on thc sofas ! there ; but thc eye would mark but few of beneath the I those forms to fix them firmly look of memory, and impress their images there ; yet these few would be so securely fixed upon its plane by thc peculiarities about them that no casuality could efface their re mciqjjerancc from thc tablet of thc mind.— Far in the corner of that floating hall of fcs tivity, sat a pensive female. Scarcely twenty iiad circled over her head, yet her droop years " Well, Colburne, as you please ; you know I never back," rcpliecf the other; and the group immediately separated, some tiding themselves to the bar and some to the deck, while Colburn, with a dark brow, sought An gclinc Marvin as she sat retired from the fes tive throng. Let us turn back for a period of nearly four years of the actors in onr narrative. A beau tiful mansion stands out in bold relief upon a commanding knoll near tho city of Rochester. This is thc residence of Mr. Marvin. Hither let us hasten on a delightful summer evening * * * -* * and enjoy its charming prospects and the hos pitality of its worthy master. It was May, and all was gladness and bar The plants were springing up along mony. the graveled walks in the spacious garden, and flowers were opening their smiling petals and emitting their welcome odor to regale the passers by, and the birds flew to and frow, and expressed their unbounded joy. Emer ging from the shadow gf a quince tree in a distant part of thc garden, two forms at that delightful moment, might have been seen locked in each others arms, and slowly moving towards tbe mansion. They were lovers, and the beautiful girl listened intently to catch the words that her companion was pouring into her ear. He who was thus delighting her with gentle words, was much taller than the fair creature by his side, and he bent his head low down to breathe his syren tale of low, 4 „d their cheek, met, and »ere tlltmcd to remaint long in that clore proximity. It »as Angeline Marvin and George Colbourn. He had breathed hi, heref. piion to her. and had rongbt her love in rerim.. It had freely been given ; and in the food hope of unfading bliss they were talking of the golden hours and thc nuptial scenes soon to oome. Only a few days was to intervene, and their desires were to be oonsumated. But what is tW. unusual rustling in the arbor near them ? Listen ! It has ceased now. Ths loyers were too deeply engaged to notice it, and they moved on. But now the leaves rustle again. The vines aro carefully pushed aside, and a dark form steps noiselessly out behind them. In a moment his heavy hand is on Colburn's shoulder. "My prisoner!" exclaimed the intruder in a hoarse voice. Colburn started suddenly, became pale as death, then turned and gazed vacantly upon the other. It was the officer of Justice. George Colburn was a forger and now stood arrested for the crime. Can language portray the feelings of An geliuc Marv in at that moment. I should fail were I to attempt it. The dismal kuell of all her hopes, was suddenly rung, and grief came in an overwhelming flood upon her. She staggered, she kne w not how to the house, but fell fainting in the door. George Col burtic was borne to the jail, where he soon had his trial, and was sentenced to three years imprisonment in the penitentiary. From that time a smile was seldom seen on the counte nance of Angeline Marvin. She loved him still and almost resolved in her mind to re' of him, and again enter into society. After 1 much deliberation and many sleepless nights n „„ , oçer ^ 1 resolved to do ao. Again the placid smile lit up her eyes, though sad thoughts woidd often J " her; bm there .he ^ * nJ in , llc ublic circte| ^ j lh , ' Ä of the gay. at ^ ^ ^ , cltcnlal obM „ er jj 0 , , diJ j, e , bas con . ^ ^ m fehc attractc( j many 0 f the f beau* of the city. Among them Orlando Warrcnor booamo a suitor for Lcr hand. Orlando was of medium Eighth, with a per ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ wealthy gentleman, and was himself a gentle , naQ i n property and deportment. It was ' long ere Angeline could consent to bestow her ^ ^ ^ 8he fcJ| ^ ho wag ! well worthy of it, for something of her for- ! mer love would cling to her in spite of all her e flp orts to banish it. She therefore Iiad mere- ! ly given Orlando Warrener encouragement ; ithout a iec[iei answer Tirac fled apacc< and brought the hour for ^ releaäC of George Colburne. He left thc ^ . an( j an y one w jjo wou ] d k e e P an eye Q ^ 0Q ^ eoa da e t > could but read "ruin" logibly imprinted on all his associations and on CV ery action. Dram shops and gzming houses wcre the places of his daily resort. Angeline no longer hesitated. She consented to become the bride of Orlando Warrener. Intelligence of this fact was not long in reaching Colburn, and he swore that he would have revenge upon Warrener. But how? This was the subject upon which he contemplated most. He knew that Angeline daily walked in her father's gar den to enjoy tho beautiful freshness of the morning air. Hither he hastened and await ed her coming. Not long did he await ere he heard her warbling her accustomed song along the pleasant walk. He allowed her to pass him as he stood hidden in the arbor ; then, stepping out, ho called in a low and gentle voice: "Angeline!" She turned to look, and found herself in the presence of him she had once loved ; and now could not find heart to hate, "Angeline!" oontinuedhe, " I could no longer refrain from seeing you. Do I yet a hold a place in your affections ?" f " It would not be just in me to give you any such place,' she replied;'I once fondly loved you ; but you know not what sorrow you have brought upon me. Even that I could have forgiven, had there been any hopes of your reforming. Go ; you will ever have my 8 blessing and my prayers. But, O! repent; and never give another thc misery you have inflicted upon me.' As she finished this sen tencc she burst into a flood of tears that j j ! h ° 1>os that he ™uld*reform, then marrydmn, I d '"S raccd 118 ke was. But just as this feeling ( was becoming matured, intelligence was re- j ceived from tho prisoner that his conduct there was such as to require frequent punish- ! meats; and with this unwelcome news all her hopes of his reformation were banished, like the dews of those summer mornings. Her father advised her to discontinue all thoughts main loyal till hc should be discharged, in choked her utterance. At length she so far recovered from this torrent of grief as to sob out: 'Go; God bless you; but I can have no further connection with you." " You must bo my wife, Angeline," said Colburn, striving to imprint a kiss upon her brow. " Angeline drew herself away, and replied : "No: I cannot. " Von »hall. Your life depend, ubon it. I« cxclamed with a k~rtle» «mil» th ** hibited more of rceongd t an ove - * No. Mr. Colbnrn I nerar »dl. mid I kno. yon »iU never harm me. Angel, ne *- l "™«* " d h " U " d '" W " d> BIO D Colburn gazed after her, and muttered Ah! we will He watched between his grating teeth; „ whether I will harm you. her til* she entered the veranda and passed from his right. Then in aurly mood, he a strode from the gardqmgnd sought bis com panions at'the gaming wile. " What ails you thiFrorning ; Colburn ?" asked one of them as Clburn entered with a lowering brow and empressed lips, and threw himself into an atn chair beside the wall. . " Enough ails me !" mutered he.—*' Brown I want to talk with you wfcn you get through with that game," contimed he, addressing another gambler who was engaged at the table in playing eucher. Tho game was played ^Ind Brown and Colburn ; stepping to one corner, remained long in iccrct conver sation. a of We will soon be married," observed be. 1 " Anddie," muttered a hoarse voice not far j from them. The lovers turned to discover »hence the Bound proceeded, hut could lean, »"Ihing. Concluding it waa only a creation of imagination, they continued their walk in si- j h~c. • | "The Ge.jjM, a new and aplendil boat, »«1'crtUed to le.eo Baffalo te-morro. for Clceeland." at length Orlando olwcreed . ■■ What do you think about taking paasago on hoard of her? A pleasure trip to Cleveland would give a fine relief to your lassitude." " l should l»e pleased In visit the •• Forest City, lam sure," replied Angeline and tbe mrnwgrd. . " Go. and I will follow," muttered Colburn to himself as he replaced his pistol in his bosom, and turned to leave the garden, where ! h<j ]|a(] ^ for tho pnrposc of cx . j ! ecuting his threat of revenge upon Orlando a Warrener. "Yes," he eontiuued to mutter, j ! " I will spare his life one day, and then I will have an opportunity to get revenge with less at danger of detection. They shall loth die." With fists clenched and teeth grating with fear ful and fiendish determination, he sprang over the pickets, and hastened away. The next Morning Orlando and Angeline took the cars at Rochester, and at night were on board the beautiful Griffith as she shot so lightly off upon thc wave from thc pier in Buf i* falo. She had been a short time ont when George Colburn and bis accomplices emerged from their state-rooms near thc wheel-house, and entered thc ladies'cabin. Colburn sought Angeline, and tortured her with his importunities to marry him till she threatened to call Orlando to her assistance m driving him away " It isn't worth your while,' said he; "I will leave you for one hour, in which time you must makeup your mind whether death to both of you is preferable to life with me." With these word Colburn left her, and joined his companions in another part of thc vessel, where we have already introduced them. j t wag a (ter this interview that Angeline Marvin sat with her head resting on her hand, a perfect picture of lovely sorrow, withdrawn f ro m the festive circle that made thc evening tours speed on pleasant wings to many a light to heart on board that doomed vessel. We hay<j ^ tfce reader in aDOthcr para . fr g^b, that after the bond, of which Colburn appcarcd to he thc leader, broke up their con 8 U ] tat j 0Dj be, with a dark and clouded brow, hastened to the side of Angeline Marvin as s|um I** ^ ^ mc lancholy apart from thc lig!it hearted company. - « «« Well, have you made up youçjdnd ?" demanded he in a hoarse growl as he approach cd her. 7 * -Ye,; never to marry jou she replied, on "Koottgb!'' ■wttwedColbnrn with hie tneA get while hia feature« became lirid with rage ; and harried tobia atatc-room new tho centre of the boat. r Hoorepaseed ; tbcfcatiretrthhadceaKd; Rtddl. -re few. wen. locked in .lumber. Then, slowly Colburn and his companions left * their rooms, and, turning the keys in the doors, strode to thc deck, and*took their place near b the amall-boat, that swtfng on the steamer's stern, and on their brows was bell imprinted a in a fearful blaze. A few moments they stood thus when tbe awful cry of " fire!" "fire!" v sweeping from the cabin, and a spiral flaaaa bursting from near the wheels, -climbed t above the blade pipes that were seen like shad owb in the livid sheet that wrapped them, and » " "I would kave revenge upon him," said Brown as they 'concluded the conversation.— " Watch every motion till you get it." " I'll track him like a sleuth-jound !" ex claimed Colburn with strong emphasis ; and thc two parted :—Brown to continuc;hki game, and Colburn, to watch thc motions otOrlando Warrener and Angeline Marvin „ , , A A zy light was left over Roehester-sueh aligh ( as lovers delight to wander in. Orlando and j Angeline sauntered into the garden. Angeline j was sad and thoughtful ; for her encounter ! with Colburn that morning had not worn off j from her mind. Orlando strove to cheer her, ! and he poured thc balm of love into her wound ed heart, " * # Thq evening was beiutiful. The sun had just sunk below thc western horizon, and aha a mnltitudc'of half clad wretches rushed upoy the deck m wild confusion. 11 We have accomplished it!" hoarsely mut tered Colburn, with a diabolical grin, as he the red flames ascend. It was he, who having fired the bedding tn his room for the purpose of destroying the steamer to glut his his vengeance on Angeline Marvin and Or lando Warrener, now gazed upon the asccnd iug flames with a fiendish pl^sure ; and, with his compeers in guilt, he stood ready to the small-boats when necessity should saw The two uuited their voices in that laconic ,. , m, - * .4 I mto the troubled waves. Their spirits were 1 set free and God removed them to his throne. j The guilty Colburn and his equally guilty companions strove to launch tho boat. It malad „early down into tho water, and ,u 0 f them but tho leading Bend bint-elf were j n JJ C was descending, with a triumphant ; | smile on hi. lip., when hie foot became cn «Lrfrf l.,me 0 » the ropm of the pnSien, and he fell, hanging with hU head downward... unaWc u, help himmlf in ,hc lemt. III. tall ,hc Morn of the boat, which waa at tacbcd to the rope by which he hung, and it capsized. The guilty wrytehes struggled a while in the water, but soon went down to rise no more. The flames rushed on, and Colburn -IU bung in Ihm diwremfnl pe.iUon, while the raging fire scorched and roasted bis blis tcring body. He groaned, and cursed, and raved, and wished rtbr death a thousand times j At length, far off towards tbe shore he saw a skiff pulling swiftly for thc steamer. Hope j for a moment took possession of his bosom, He groaned, cried, and qursed tho slow rate at which it came, as still he hung, broiling in the flames, a martyr to his own, fiendish dis position. It nears the vessel now, but his voice is almost hushed by the arrowy tongued flames, that are lapping up his ebbing life, and they hear not his cries. They stop to pick up some floating sufferer, and be eyes them with envy. Thc rope that held him fast i* now burned in two, and h* plunges into the water ; but hia arnu arc 80 sc '' rchcd th f hc cannot use theft, and he sinks down, and aces tlic blue sky of wnmg j J ey g r l ™^ or " t . uW " ahurie ^ut'tho^stnm lin 8 w^crs rash^a to stop his blaspheming fln j miserable ]; fl , npnn ^ a 1 The bodies of Orlando and Aniline were afterwards recovered, and placed as they were in Mount Flcasant Ccmctry, where a whiU} monumcnt murks'tho spot repose; and lovers delight to ^ ^ floweri oyer th<jir an ,] over the fate of hundreds that isl ] cd in thc Buming Steamer, and regret ' ' ^ remembrance wee *k p a t*with fell triumphales upon the deep»." * ---, - • — • ln g® nu,t y 0 a vertisers is talc to the utmost in search of novel ways of at trading the public attention. The following fr " m the ad ^rtising columns of thc Louis v,Ue Joorna - ^S 00 * 1111 lta •■J ' Horrible!—T he other morning Just after dbDner "bout the time people wore going to I** 1 ' 4 8ma11 about ,,l> J eara ol(1 * 0ld J 1 - ,ltcr °f an °^ d ma ' d tbre ® or phan pnildrcn, who lives exactly opposite the post office, on thc same side of the way (they don't lirc where they do now.) were elarmcd bj hearing a dumb man crying " murder," and on looking out. tLcy Wind min peeping "*>.* ™*» bt e yfa whe n . no-le gged *M"»hnJ mLM ^e dog thn^ the etde of ft« <rr- ■'f' , S à dr^Z ^r "" hc " h,d " , . " 1, ^ 7 *>" M d0C ' 0r ;, Wh ' > * a ù.i'îuu! u ° - ' 4,0 8 rce ' todl *ïS. —®i$ c 81 e 0 b * 8 ^ aco ^ cr "_ _ Nobody but Jewny Lind.—I n Cleveland, a man w ho had purchased a ticket to the ßb^k Swan's concert, returned it to the agent v ^h the remark that he was not to be hum bugged. He had learned on "good authori t y " that the woman called the "Black Swan " waa nobody but Jenny Lind blacked HC cure require. • # * * Tho flames rushed on and hope was extin guished. The pilot had run the boat in to wards the shore till her engines would no longer work, and the cry was given to leave the vessel. Hundreds of emigrants rushed over her sides like frightened sheep. Thc captain with his wife in his anus, had leaped into thc dark waves, and were no more. Or lando and Angeline stood upon the bow of tli 3 burning steamer, and embraced. » "We must risk the flood," said Orlando, " and if we perish, let us die clasped to each other's bosom." " And if we arc saved, we will be laved j together," calmly replied Angeline. us repeat thc Lord's prayer." j ! prayer of faith, imprinted on cach other's lips a fond kiss, and, locked together, leaped Lct up. Jury Deliberation!. HOW M'MIIER TWELVE MX'AME CONVINCED. Friend "Spirit:"— I've got rather a good story to tell you about a Jury Trial, which happened not a hundred miles from Balti more City Court House, when some real sport was had. I'll not say who was on tho Jury, and who was not, but I will say that the facts arc all substantially true. T^ Court was trying* gentleman borrowed a horse from a friend, and rode the animal about ten miles, when tho "critter " died. The owner wished sev enty dollars for the horse, but his friend thought it rather high to pay seven dollars per mile for riding " boss " back in Janua A dispute arose, and tho case went to Court. The evidence was to the effect that there was no way to get out of paying for the " hanimal." So the case went to the Jury—the Judge remarking that it was for them to state the amount of money due to tho plaintiff. They went out, and for forty-eight mortal hours argued as to what the horse was worth, en of them, however, had soon come to the conclusion that the damages ought to be about $25, as one of the witnesses had re . to boss" case. A of ' j i i .I , .1 -.4 -»v.- , I marked that " the critter wasu t bigger nor a .kelp, and," he thought, " he could hV tied j him op iu 4 hankcrchcr !" The twelfth Juror (who, by the way ......... a new hand at juries, and a religious man,v I I J . . . •' loudly contended, however, that the owner! 0 f the horse ought to have seventy dull«*, i 1 w hi c h was what ho demanded. This so en the balance of the jurors that they [ ,Tre to he revenged a, «eon a, they were die c h a rgcJ. In tact they threatened that if he. ; Juror No. 12, did not make up his mind that ! * tUt " tronlly bore - .« worth only S2S. they wonld, whenever oeemion offered knock Ho on the had. BtUl the old détint hung » oul ,„ r lbc S70 . At length tho ballante of tbe jury found it wa un 0 UM > to try to change the mind of. a t h c ufTinan. There he sat listening to their arguuieuU. This was too bad, an j a ruge was resolved upon, as thc only c ha„ce of e*.pe, fr„m ,beir Verrible. kun^ confinement. One of them, a kind of rough- < and-tamble fellow, waxing warm, walked up ; to No. 12, and remarked : « ril ^- d if thU'll do ! This place is a sort of heaven to you, you old sinner, while to us its a perfect hell!" . « Oh ! never mind swearing, friend," A- l plied No 12, " let's argue—let's argue the caae ." «Lc t ' a arguc -and-.you old CU88 : You've got the whole of us nearly starved, and yet you wan't to argue." ,,jj 0 gwearing in the jury room, if you p j eaac Why not deliberate ?" •* Deliberate, Well, that's good—decidedly M , Will you ever give in ? Say yes or no, for your life's in danger !" „ ^ responded jo "Well, then, I'll pitch you out of the window, you contrary, stubborn, infernal old j fo °* Saying which, he actually took hold of No. 12, and moved him towards the win- c dow ' wlicn the latter > becoming dreadfully frightened, cried out, . "Bailiff! Bailiff!" *That officer, hearing the uproar, immedi atc, J rushod 10 door 41111 °P encd lt - But all was quiet in an instant ; No. 12, was 80ared 80 ^ ho could not utter a word, In au8Wcr to iD< l uir J 48 wUat W48 the matter, our pugilistic juror stepped up to tbe h® 11 ^ witb whom h® was well acquaint- a ed, and said, with a knowing wink : t " Look here, George, we eau't agree, and j wao 't yon to do me a favor. I want you gQ up ^ ro y 0 i d woman's-*tell her p) send d(jwn ^ and bedding for eleven; also a charcoal furnac0 aild a butcher-knife ! Tell her I may not be home for three months "Very well," said George, "the things shall be here in one hour." * Off went the bailiff—click went the lock, and np gpokc No. 12. ,.j n nani0 w i ia t do you mean?" .. j.jj tc jj y(m w b at \ mean> w 0 have mado up 0 ur mind not to slay here another n i g ht without something in the. flesh liue to m Sooner then Merro tn death, wehere reared tn dn „ nUter jnrie. „»etime. h.re donc-we'U rat one of onr en„,,«i„iomi! Of he meanori men eaten firrt-" " B "' ^ '' 0rth M °— ' " »>»" >*«'» 60 »e. wall take the next f ... h® 11 ® ** '' And so on, until _ tlie korse worth $10, or $30, ol$ 25!* ^ " ^oa, we d agreed yesterday, or the day before, that he's worth $25; and sooner than on m J 08111 tliat • korsc which could be ♦W n P in 4 handkerchief, was worth more Ik 4 " * d turn canD1 * ,al an(1 cat up every d—d juryman in the room ! and then eat my ry. Klev self.' No. 12 became serious, and gave in. It was the first time he erer wan on a jury, tmd will be the hurt. He after leaving Court, walked very last for a few square*, muttering himself a congratulation to heaven for his from what he supposed a murderer's He is not " round " about Court house to ova pc den. like lie "used to was.' This joke, which is substantially true, cre ated much laughter.— Sjit. Times. Union Democracy. We find in the Washington papers, the fol lowing Deport of a jiortion of a speech lately delivered in the Ilouse'of Representatives, by Mr. Wilcox, & Constitutional Union Democrat of Mississippi. " Towards the conclusion of his remarks, he said that be would support for the Presiden cy Cass Sam Houston, Buchanan, Douglas, Marey, Dickinson, or any other nominee of the convention, lie knew nothing but De mocracy ; the best test of ichirh was to be willing ta abide the nomination of the Baltimore Convention." That is coming fairly up to the mark. This gentleman pledges himself to support the nomination of the Baltimore Convention, and thinks the best tost of Democracy, is to bo willing to abide by its nomination. Wecom ® f ..... , ""S* ,0 "" ° f lncn * ** c » naoa p «.**■««» ° f °fS" t »ot-.ah««nJ.r.g.be.r late somewhat intimate association with tho . . * 4 4 » t „„ Whim We make the extract too to show . . . . ... . . i 1 * at * UI 81 * H PP| " * c ** . m *' D ** , oote s in uence m t c ormer an^ [ ®®®na 10 * ® r, are quite aa c or pee»Jentml c canon. j" Alabama, aa far a. we ar« rue , every ! * lllon 1)emocrat prominence or influence, Clemen., bo gone mto.the roguUr Democrat,, e^an,muon In Mjmmnpp.* » known that Jeffer»n Dae,, the De, n«mt.o c" JiJ »" f "' < " J '' cr " or - >" lh ™ * tbonmnd nmy.rity bat tall. 6 nice that a con!,l ' ien * b lo number of Democrats Lave ceased their connection with the 1 mon party —leaving us no reason to expect a big tn um ph or ftn J ot * l . er a l^moera 1 ^ trmniph i» .«■* -wmg hold of D~«»y. R» < l u ' te manifeirt, then tlmt Georgia is tbe only ; '"Uthcrn state with a majonty of Democratic voters, that will be doubtful in Abe approach, in 8 presidential canvass. Here the balanco of power is clearly in the hand* Democrat*. If they determine to kefp up l ^ (:ir connection with Toombs and Stephen- , >• not »mprobablo that they can prevent tJeorgi*'* vote being given for Doiglas, Bachanan or whom ever the Baltimore Con veution may nominate. That such will be *heir final determination wn do not now bo ^' cvc ^m n nah Gcoigi a n _ The " Metropolitan Hotel " which is now going np in Broadway, in tbo city of New York, will surpass all others for extent ambellegancc. Thc Courier say. : „ To ^- ye t}ie rea< | er an ^ 0 ( t b e niagni tude of the establishment, we may state that j it u six stories high, and contains Over fivo hundred rooms ; that of these over one hun dre J arc suites of rooms, (each suite embra c i D g parlor, bed-room, dressing-room, etc.,) cac h room being supplied with gas, and hot and cold water. Tho building oontains one mile of elegantly painted halls and passages, an d more than fire m»/« of pipo to convey the gas, hot and cold water, and steam (to wam the building) to every paît of thc es ublishmcnt. The entire cost of the bpUding, indepen den t 0 f the furniture, etc., will be about hal/ a million of dollars—the plate-glass alone, for t he windows, costing $35,000. The furni lure, which is to be of the richest and most unique patera, it is estimated, will coat $150, 000. The silver-ware has been ordered of Stcblins Si Co., at an expense of $14,000.' Five hundred and fifty mirrors have been or dered at a coet of $15,000—one hundred and twenty of which arc imported from Belgium, Two of the largest of there are intended for cach end of the great Dining Hall, and they cover within <f fraction, of one hundred square feet each —being the largest ever im ported into the United States ! Each of the Diuing Hall window* is surrounded with or namcntal captions. Akttor from llaretui tn the New „'„Id^'I hare heaTthat a nGW tbK ,ry bu .prung np among tbe wealthy claueI< „d tl«t fa, that they trill riri«, ly -ry mean, in their pn..!, to U. Ur. Anieric« gnremment tn pnmhaee the inland. Tk®? I»» «»• <• «h. e^lnZ Umt nmr. expeditions would only lead to civil war which the negro* would be the moat likely parties ^ (jgrfyg (^vantage from, and ao they are all now *be sale of Cuba to the United •• If you wish to obtain aid from some people, turn cannibal or become " a reformed drunkard." Convicted murderers used to draw, but they bare become so plenty lately # that they begin to loM their attractiveness.