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Death of Poor Maggie.
"One penny for Maggie," a faint voice sobbed,
Anil the echoes alone replied,
While a perfumed priest, with a look of pride,
Passed by on the other aide.
"One penny for Maggie," aud on her cheek
ilwre glistened a irozen. tear,
For the night was dark, and the winds blew
And no earthly friend was near.
One penny for Maggie," she tobbed.aud sank,
v here a church its shadow cast,
While the chimes a merry peal rang out
And the crowd went hurrying past ;
For one from a distant land bad come
To ask for Christian aid
And the death-chill crept o'er her sobbing
. While for heathen souls they prayed.
"One penny for Maggie," again ahe sobbed,
And the rough winds laughed aloud,
For, while whistling around ihe colored panes,
They had peeped at the list'niog crowd ;
Aud their eyes were moist at the moving
The devoted man had told,
And jeweled arms at his call were bared
While Maggie perished with cold.
"One penny for Moggie," she gasped, and
Where the church its shadow cast ;
Then a closing prayer from the desk aas heard
And the crowd went hurrying past;
Of the bloody car of death they spoke,
While they passed poor Maggie by,
And brushed, as they thought ol the Ganges'
A tear from each moistened eye.
FRANK. TOUCHING STORY OF THE CZAR.
Every incident connected with the Czar
Nicholas is hallowed in his death, and acqui
ersan interest that seems to be only coexal
with the grave. The greatness of his charac
ter will be dwelt upon by biography aud his
tory, but they cannot tell a teoderei tale of
feeling of that paternal heart which, stern
to all the world, still wanned with the nat
ural affections, and found repose from the
toils and caies of slute in tins bosom of his
family. It shows that even the iron will of
despotism may be subpued, and the sternest
nature melted down by that soft tire which
trod has planted in almostcvery heart. It is
a lesson to fathers: for even in this republi
can land there ate many who have been ob
durate in opposing the vearninaof dauehter's
hearts, and entailed upon their offspring lives
of iniiery, when the future might be sunbright
l .. . .,: . . l -i .
uuu rauifiii wiui every nue oi Happiness. J
THE EMPEROR AND HIS DAUGHTER.
A lew years since there was in tbe
city of St. Petersburg a young girl, so
beautiful and so lovely tliat tlie great
est prince of Europe had he met her,
even in & peasant's 4 hut,. might even
have turned his back upon princesses to
cfl'?r his hand and his crown.
But far from having (irst seen the
light in a peasant's hut, she was born
in the shadow of the proudest throne
on earth. It was Marie Nfcohewne,
the adorned daughter of the Emperor
As her father saw Llooming like the
May flower, and sought for by all the
heirs ol royalty, he cast his eyes upon
the I'airtst, the richest and most pow
erful ol (hem, and with the smile of a
lather and a king, said to her
'My child, you are now of age to
marry, and 1 have chosen for you the
prince who will make you a queen,
and the man who will render you hap
py.' 'The man who will render me hap
py " stammered the blushing princess,
with a sigh which was ihe only objec
tion to which her heart gave utterance.
'Speak, father,' she said, as she saw a
liown gathering on the brow of the
Czar 'npeak, and your Majesty snail
'Obeyed !' exclaimed the Emperor,
trembling for the first time in his lite.
'It is then only as an act of obedience
that you will receive a husband from
Tne young girl was silent, and con
cealed a tear.
'Is your faith already plighted?'
The young girl was still silent.
'Explain yourself Marie I com
At this word, which sways millions
of human beings ; the priucess fell at
the feet of the Czar.
Yes, father if I must tell you
my heart is nt longer my own ; U is
bestowed upon a young man who
knows it not,and who shall never know
it, if such be your wish. He has never
seen me but two or three times, at a
distance, and we will never speak to
each other, if your Majesty lorbid it.'
The Emperor was silent in his turn.
He grew pale. Three times he made
the circuit of the saloon. Ho durst
not ask the name of the young man.
He would have braved', for a a cap
rice, the monarchs of the world, at the
head of their armies ; j et, with all his
omnipotence, he feared this unknown
youth, who disputed with him the pos
session of his highest treasure.
'Is it a king )' he demanded at last.
The heir of iking, at leas;?'
A Grand Duke ?'
A son of a reigning family ?'
At each pic In the descending scale
the Czar stt-d to recover breath.
. The Emperor fell back iuto an arm
ed chair, and hid his face in his hands,
like Agamemon at the sacrifice of Ip
higenia. Is he in Itussii?' he resumed, with
Yes, father.' . ' .
At St. Petersburg?' ' '
Yes, father.' -
And the voice of the young girl grew
'Where shall I see him?' said the
Czar, with a threatening aspect.
1 o-morrow at the review.'
'How shall I recognize him ?' de
manded the Czar, with a stamp of his
'By his green plume and his black
It is well. Go, my daughter, and
pray God to have pity on that man 1'
l ne princess withdrew in a fainting
condition ; and the Emperor was soon
lost in thought. .., Mi tTnt
A childish caprice, he said to him
self at length. I am foolish to be dis
turbed at it. She will forget it. She
shall forget it I' and his lips parted not
to utter what his heart added. 'It must
be ; for all my power would be weak
er than her tears.'
On the following day at the review,
the Czar whose eagle eye embraced all
at a glance, sought and saw in his bat
talions naught else than a green plume
and a black charger, tie recognized
in him who wore the one and rode the
other, simply a Colonel of the Bava
rian Light-horse, Maximilla Joseph
Eugene Aguste Beauharnois, the Duke
of Leuchtenberg, youngest child of the
son of Josephine, (who was for a brief
time Empress of France,) and of Au
guste Amelie, daughter oi Maximilian
Joseph, of Bavaria an admirable and
charming cavalier, in truth, but as far
interior then to Marie Nicolsewne as
a simple soldier to an emperor.
'Is it possible!' said the Czar toliim
self, as he sent for the Colonel with a
design of dismissing hirn to Munich.
But, at the moment when he was
about to crush him with a word, he
stopped at the sight of his daughter
tainting in her catache.
There is no longer a doubt,' thought
the Czar; it is indeed he.'
And, turning his back upon the stu
detied stranger, he returned with Marie
to the. Imperial Palace.
For six weeks all that pruclence,tem
pered with love end severity, could in
spire, was essayed to destroy the im
age of the Colonel in the heart ol the
princess. At the end of the first week
she was resigned ; at the end of the
second she wept; at the end of the
third she wept in ' public ; ' at ilie
end of the fourth she wished to sacri
fice herself to her lather; at the end of
the tilth she fell sick ; at the end ol the
sixth she was dying.
Meantime the Colonel, seeing him
self in disgrace at the court of his host,
without daring to confess to himself
the cause, did not wait for his dismis
sal to return to the regiment. He was
on the point of setting out for Munich,
when an aid de-camp of the Czar came
I should have set out yesterday,'
he said to himself. 'I might have
avoided what awaits me. At the first
flash one should save himself from the
The boll in reserve lor him was the
following : He was ushered into the
cabinet, where kings only were allow
ed to enter. The Emperor was pale
and his eye was moist; but his air
was hrm and resolute.
'Colonel Duke,' said he, enveloping
and penetrating him with his glance,
'you are one of the handsomest officers
in Europe. It is said also, and I be
lieve it true, that you possess an elevat
ed mind a thorough education, lively
taste for the arts, a noble heart and
loyal character. What think you ot
the urand Duchess, my daughter, Ma
This point blank question dazzled
the young man. It is time to say that
i j ... p j i i i
ne aamireo, auorneu uie princess
without being fully aware of it. A
simple mortal adoins an angel of Para
dise as an artist adores the ideal of
The Princess Marie, sire !' ex
claimed he, reading at last his own
heart, without daring to read that of
the Czar. 'Your anger would crush
me if I told you - what 1 think ol
her; and I should die of joy if you
permitted me to say it.'
You love her it is well, resumed
the Czar, with a benignat smile. And
the royal hand, from which the Duke
was awaiting the thunderbolt, deliver
ed to the Colonel the brevet of General
Aid-de-Camp of l,be Emperor the
brevets ot Commandant of the Caval
ry, oi the Guards and of the Regiment
ot Hussars -of Chief of the Corps ol
Cadets and of the Mining Engineers
of President of Arts, and Member oi
the Academy of Sciences, and the Uni
versities ot St. Petersburg, ot Moscow,
ol Reason, oi the Council, of the Mil
itary Schools, &c. All tais was in
addition to the title of Imperial High
ness, and several million revenue.
'Now,' said the Czar to the young
man, who was beside himself with
joy, 'will you quit the service of Bava
ria, and become the husband oi the
Princess Marie V
The young man could only fall upon
his knees and bathe with his tears the
hands of the Emperor.
'You see that I love my daughter,'
said the father, raising his son-io-law
iu his tirms.
The 1 1th of July following, ie
Grind Duchess was restored to health
14 life, and tile Duke Beauharnois
espoused her in presence' of the repres.
enuuve8 oi an tne royal families.
buch an act of paternal love merited
for 'the Czar and for his daughter a
century of hanninesa. Heaven, whirli
J J ...V.B
has its secrets, had ordered otherwise.
Uniuesday, November o, 1802, the
Duke of Leuchtenberg died, at the age
of thirtv-fiva worthv. to tha last, nf!
his brilliant destiny," and leaving Ma
ria .mciitewua a legacy oi eternal re
AU the young princes of the world
nil! nrnbanlv airain rnntanri tnr iho
prize of, her hand but she has been too
hi py asV wife- Co consent to become
Daring Outrage and Robbery in
Baltimore County Maryland.
Ellendale." the residence of Mr.
Gustavus Brown, near Franklin, was
made, on the night ot the 27th ultimo,
tils' scene of a display of a degree of
crime and heroism fully up to anything
in romance, modern or ancient. The
Towsonton Advocate furnishes- the
particulars of the affair to which we
alto.de, and which we transcribe entire :
'.'It appears that, about two months
since, Mr. B. hired ia his family as
carriage driver and gardner, a young
man about twenty years of age. named
John Oliver, and being about to go to
the West for a short time, left him do
mesticated in his household. Mrs. B..
not liking the conduct of Oliver, dis
charged him in the early part of the
present month, and did not see him
again until that night, about twelve o'
clock she was awakened by a slight
noise near her chamber doot, resemo
liog the movements of a dog & suppos
ing that one of the farm-dogs had been
tautened up in the house, she arose
from her bed for the purpose of having
him turned out. As she approached
the chamber door some one turned the
knob of the lock. Mrs. B. asked,
' Who is there ?' There was no reply;
but in a moment after the door was
burst open, and two ruffians, partially
disguised, entered the chamber she
being entirely alone, with the excep
tion of her infant child. It being a
bright, moonlight night, a light also
burning in her room, Mrs. B. instant
ly recognized John Oliver; she called
to him by name, and said, 'John. I
1now"you well; whaf do you want
herer Upou that he sprag upon her
and pinioned her-arms, while his corn
pan ion covered her mouth with his
hand, in order, if possible, to prevent
her from giving the alarm.
As she endeavored toaisengage her
self from them, they each struck her
several blows over the head with their
fists, and with a rattan cane, the head
of which was a ball of lead weigh
ing about three ounces. 1 his brought
the unfortunate lady to a recumbent
position, when they dealt her other
blows over the head, shoulders and
breast. By a remarkable effort at this
moment she recovered her erect posi
tion, loosened their hold upon her.and
seizing a double-barreled gun which
stood in the corner of the room, she
leveled it, at which they fled, drag
ging with them a large heavy traveling
trunk, containing a considerable quan
tity of plate, money, and jewelry. Hav
ing thus cleared her chamber of these
desperate assailants, Mrs. B. followed
them into the passage, ana pourea me
contents of one barrel of the gun upon
them as they descended the stairs,
with what effect is yet unknown. She
then pursued them to the parlor below,
determined to give them the benefit ol
the other barrel. But they sprang out
of the front door and made lor the
woods. leavinz behind a large quantity
of ladies' dresses and other articles
which they had tied up lor removal.
"At the lime this outrageous assault
there was no one sleeping in the front
part of the house, but Mrs. B. and
her infant son ; her mother and sister,
( wife & daughter of Col W. H. Free
man, who were visitors,) and a ser
vant, lodging in a distant chamber.
"On examination, Mrs. B. was
foutid to have been most desperately
and brutally assailed She had a large
cut upon the back of her head, and sev
eral severe bruises on the neck, shoul
ders and arms. Her night dress to the
waist was one gore of blood. The
chamber, pissnge, stairway, and par
lor, stained with blood, showed the
desperate character of the affray, and
the determined courage ot a young aud
delicate female against such fearful
"We further learn that the trunk has
been found in the neigboring woods,
rifled of its contents, and that one of
the burglars, John Oliver, has been ar
rested, and is now in jail. The other
is yet at large name unknown."
Mr.-do you-keep-anything-good to
"Yes , we have excellent cold water
the best thine in the world."
"Well, I know it," was the reply,
"there is no one thing that's done so
much for navigation as that. And
even as a beverage, it's capital, mixed
with a little brandy."
An old maid lately sneezed sliteen
false teeth out into ber plate while at
dinner. Colds ire weiatkut kind
Free Soilers Read!
Abolitionism not one of the sins
of the Know Nothing party of
As there will, in all brobability, be
an effort made in this country, next fall
to hoodwink or wheedle the Free Soil
ers iuto the support of the nominees of
a nominal People's, but a teal Know
Nothing convention, to be holilen in Ju
ly uett, we present the following opin
ion of the design and tendency of Know
Nothlngism, entertained by tha renown,
ed George D. Prentice, editor of the
Louisville Journal, copied from the
American Organ of tbe 13th ull. The
editor of the Organ, very truly remarks
la CatllugaUaiitlod to the' article, that
"the editors of the Journal reside in a.
Slave State, are owners of Slave proper
ty, and HONORABLE DEFENDERS of
the rights of the South- George D.
Prentice is not the man to defend aboli
tiouism, nor to sustain a party with an-ti-alarery
tendencies, lit knows what
he writes, and he writes what he knows.'
The rimes, which has gone off, half
cocked, iu the Know Nothing crusade,
is requested to put what follows, in its
Know Nothing pipe, and smoke it!
The Journal says:
"Whatever sins the mass of the Know
Nothing party of the North may.have to
answer for hereof hereafter, abolition
ism is not one c them. Undoubteuly
mere are Abolitionisis among them, and
undoubtedly in some few localities the
abolitionisis predominate among them;
but take tbe whole of the Know Noth.
ing party of the North together and it is
souuder at heart, sounder in principle,
and sounder in action upon the great
slavery issues than any other party in
that section hat ever been known to be.
lis strong effort to nationalized itself
by siuking the slavery agitation so as
lo be able to harmonize with the Know
Nothingisra of tbe South, hare been and
still continue to be very great, and ths
degree of its success is cheering to the
entire patriotism of the nation. Jf the
slavery agitation is destined ever to be
allayed, that mighty work is certainly
to be accomplished by what is called the
American party, which, if we are cor
rectly informed, now requires of all its
members a solemn obligation to adhere
to the Constitution aud the Union iu
any and svery emergency that may arise,
If the Northern Know Nothings were
abolitionists or free soilers, they would
not, as they are accused of doing seek to
discourage the immigration of foreign
hordes into this country. They know as
everybody else does, that nine tenths of
the immigrants who land in armies on
our shores, are abolitionists, and, if they
themselves were abolitionists, and were
looking around for the most effectual
means of promoting abolitionism, they
would hail with joy the -coining of these
foreign allies, and promote it to the ex
tent of their power. If they were ubo
litionists, they would ibrow no conceiv
able impediment in the way of the rush
ing stream by which the foul lake of ab
olitiouism in this country baa received
and ia receiving its chief supply. They
would stretch lorth-their arms to the
people of foreign lands, all of whom are
aoolitionists of slaver;. To say that
the American party is an abolition par
ty, and that it is struggling at the same
time to shut out the tremendous tide of
foreign abolitionists settling upon our
shores, is nothing less than a monstrous
We have repeatedly stated tho fact
a fact that defies contradiction that all
of the regular Free Soil organs, which
surely ought to know who their friends
are, and nineteen twentieths of all the
Free Soil leaders of the North, who cer
tainly know who their co-workerS are,
denounce the Know Nothing parly of
the North as a pro slavery parly even
more vehemently and vindictively, ).
possible, than its Southern enemies de
nounce it as a Free Soil party. Take
up the vialeut, bitter aud influential
Free Soil organs of the country; take up
the Washington National Era, the New
York Tribune, the New York Evening
Post, the Albany Journal, the Buffalo
Express, the Cleveland Leader, the
Cleveland Plain Dealer, &c, d-c, ccc,
from Alpha to Omego; take up the
speeches and letters of the abolition or
ators and demagogues; take up those of
Seward arid Wade, aud Biddings, and
Chase, and Sumner, and you v ill find
that all these Free Soil newspaper or
gaos, and all these Free Soil orators,
and letter-wiiters. are fierce in their de
nunciations of the Know Nothing patty
of the North, not only as an ally of sla
very anil foe of Freesoilism, but as tbe
direct and most dangerous foe thai
Northern Freesoilism has ever been cal
led on to encounter. We have before
us ex'racls from tbe declarations of
these Northern Free Soil newspapers
and leaders to prove all, ami more than
all, that we have here said; but we
could not publish them without making
this article much to long to be general
The overwhelming mass, then of Nor
thern Abotiiionism ia deadly in its hos
tility to tbe Know Nothing or Ameri
can party; and we say, with the distin
guished editor ot the Richmond (Va.)
Whig, that we are al a loss to conceive
hovlany honest Southern man, with
this fact staring htm broadly in the face
can unite with the Northern enemies ol
tbe South in denouncing for Abolition
ism a party tvhich those enemies des
cribe as tending to repress agitation, to
put down fanaticism and blast ihe hopes
of tbe Abolition party. This ground
they all take, from Seward dowu to the
pettiest of Seward's flunkeys, and urge it
upon the fiorlbern people with all zeal
aud fury characteristic of Abolition
madmen. We have in former numbers
quoted (torn Greeley, from Adams, from
Weed,. and a host of ethtri known tab
determined and inveterate enemies of
the South and Southern institutionsLand
they all, as we have said, without a sol
itary exception, concur in denouncing
the Know Nothing movement as Inimi
cal to Abolitionism and favorable to the
South, and agree in the policy of op
posing it all hazards and to the last ex
tremity. - ' i
Is this a policy importing nothing on
the part of the Abolitionists at the
North? Has it indeed no imnorUnt
significance! No motive! No obect
is it reasonaoie to suppose that these
Abolition fanatics would be willing to
throw cold water on great popular
movement which promised io iuura to
the benefit of them on tbelr cauiT.
Have they ever been guilty of such folly
before! Such downright stupidity!
Such lack of common sense and common
sagacity? Why, who doubts the shrewd'
ness, the penetration, tba political fore
sight of W. II. Seward? Who, iu all
Hie South, takes Greater to ba a fjoir
Who considers Weed wanting in cun
ning! Who regards either silly enough
not to perceive when a movement or a
party is calculated tu promote tbe pro
gress of Abolitionism! And who bat
ever known either of them not to catch
eagerly at any ami everything which
could be used to advance their schemes,
and inflict Injury upon tbe South!
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Masonary vs. Know Nothingism.
In this communication I intend n
show that the principles of Masonary
are in opposition to tha principle! of
rvnow nomingism. the former it a
consolidated brotherhood of men from
all nations on earth, Tbe la'.ter is a
conspiracy Id destroy that brotherhood
of native and adopted citiiens, which
the founder's of Americad liberty tuve
established. The universal extension
of the former would establish universal
'peace on earth.' The universal ettert
sion of ihe latter would eMablish uni
versal hostility aeainit all ftnnt.,i -ii.
izeus io these United States. The faith-
ful adhesion of Masons lo each nth u
secured by their solemn oaths and obli
gations. Tbe faithftl adhesion of a-
dopted citizens to the Government of
the United States is secured in like
manner. By this security . Mavonary
has been handed down from ancient
times, and in like manner the loyalty
of adopted citizens hat bea
ed toward this Government to the prej-
cm umo. native oorn citizens are al
lowed to vote without being compelled
to sweat allegiance lo the Constitution
of the United Stales. In consequence
oflhia distinction he t . iwa
classes of citizens some notable schemes
of treason Jlave been devised by tome
of the native born citizen, while adopt
ed citizens have stood firm and true to
their sworn allegiance, I think I may
say without any exception.
It appears strange to me how any Ma
son can be a lloonr Nothing. If mcb
Masons believe that the adopted cili
zeus oath does not secure loyalty, let
them try the experiment, and receive
no more members on the bath-bound
principle, but take the sous of Masjus
unsworn, like native born Americans.
The overthrow of Aia'sonary might can
vince them that Know Nothingism is a
delusion. The oath bodrtd principle
would shield Misonary from such an
experiment, and all native born Ameri
cans were compelled to swear allegiance
to the government before they could be
come citizens, Know Nothings would
be extinct, and loyalty to tbe Govern
ment would be as extensive at Masona
ry ia among Masons. There is a great
inconsistency however, in the course
pursued by those Masons who hare be
come Kuow Nothings. They are there- .
by stirring up strife and hostility against
.heir Masonic brelheru who are immi
grant from foieigu lands, and if their
ivnow noimngisra should triumph ma
ny of their foreigd bord brethern would
leave tnein to aeek an asvlem from .
their oppression in other landsi
"MaSouary does not interfere with
any man's religious or political opin
This is sn objection that some would
make iu opposition td tfly previous re
marks, but the objection is opt true in a
universul sense. When a Mason's po
litical theory interferes with bit obli
gations, toward a foreign bora Mason,
men Mosouary does, or at least ought to
interfere. Masons who become Know
Nothings are creatine a hontil Ctolinir
' - a . . - - - -- a
against their brelhern from foreign lauds
regardless to their duties toward them
and their Masonic obligations. When
Kuow Nothings make application to be
admitted. They are utterly unworthy
of our fellowship. I think every AntU
Know Nothing who it a Mason will co
incide rviih we in Riving a negative an
swer to this question. Let them there
fore co-operate with me in rejecting ell
Know Nothiue tDDlicanla. Whr
should we hold fellowship with such
AN ANTI KNOW NOTHING MASON.
A Natural Cotiosity. The original
rough draft of the Declaration1 bf Inde
pendence in the handwritings of Mr.
Jefferson, Dr. Franklin and the elder
Adams, is preserved in the State De
partment with great care. It has been
irameu and placed iu a box of black
walnut hung'agaitlst the wall, the door
of which is of one piece abjnt two feet
square. At certain angles of tbe room,
the grain and natural marks of the piece
of wood of which the door is fabricated,
present a singular appearance. With
out the exercise of any great fancy, a re
presentation of the buttle of Bunker
Hill can ba . discovered, though some
contend it hat a great resemblance tu
the storming of Stoney Point, or tha at
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