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TERM Bt3 vt)j ;u ; 31 a )' ' rd 7 J c ra c VOLUME 1. WESTERN UNION. erricK ok iird itdext, axTwae first and maim. . TERMS OF THE WESTKRN UNION. On, subscriber, one year, (in advance,) $2 00 Five subscribers, in a chili, (in advance,) 8 00 Ten subscribers in club. (In advance.) Willi one to the setter up of the club. 19 00 RATE9 OK ADVERTISING. The following are the -rate of Advertising in the Hannibal papersi Advkrtisinu. One square, of 12 linra or lei, ore insertion, one dollii I each subsequent insertion 25. - . i j. . I . -: .. I ; ir, .. Oiie.quarper.vear,wilho.il alteration, $IO,oe fourth oi a column, $l5j half a column, $.'Oja whole col umn Ji. . All notices, except marriages and deaths, will be charged as advertisements. Attached to the " WKs-rra tTNiot" office is an ex cellent BOOK AN f) JuH OFFICE, where all Job, Book, Pamphlet, Card, and other Prim ins, is executed with neatness and di;ratch, on favorable terms. ORIGINAL POETRY. Written for the Western Union. Patrick Henry. BY AMKIIICl'S. HfcNBV, the Forest Born Demosthenes, Whose thunders shook the Philip ol'the seas. Jgt of Bronte. Nature's gient oralorl Columbia's clsil.lt , Bom in a forest, tutored in the wild; 1 Free was thy step to roam thy nalive hills, Or slumber softly by the inur.nnriiij rills. Vfvti a bank pcrrhaiicc thy form is laid. In listless ' use beneath .1 quiet sli.nb i Oiixit.g iiitontlv in Ihc babblim; l.rook, Where caution- Irnit jnt nibble a' i'" 1 "eV; Or round the itviptinj; bait ns gambol- '..-.; Exciting hope, then q rckly darts away. UVrciaggy -lecps now flies the allnghteil d.'i r. ilishastv footsteps echo in the rear) Deep bays I ho hound as the pursuit he leads .Sharp cracks the rifle, seel the viclun bleecUj And leaps into the air with one wild hound, The ttiupgle o'er he quivering biles the ground. What cares '.he youth Co.- the black lettered page? And all the learned folly of (lie age? Since nature' volume better ph ased his mind, And taught a truer lesson of mankind, 'lie knew to apply the match and then pursu e, Each varying shade as on a mirror true The fiery thoughtcihat o'er the features glow, How bright with jey, now flits a shade of woe. The human breast! with answering passions full, He knew what cord to shun and what to pull) Where strike the blow, and when the lash apply, And wheie to dart the lightning of Ini eye. So well the workings of the mind could trace, He knew its depth, its clow, or quickening pace, When all was ready with an artist's skill. Could draw it forth and mould it to his will. Though free from letters us from birchen rule, Yet deep the knowledge learned in nature' school) Well were his hours employed since he could scan, With one wide ga.e Ihe very soul of maul The Western world had fell a fearful shock, Her ship of stale w as dashed upon a rock, . By headlong pilots on a foreign shore, While round Ihe llireal'ning billows hoarsely roar, The little band now-grouped upon the deck, With horror viewed each panting of their wreck; tsaw piece by piece their platform rudely torn, Swift from their reach upon the current home; ' Slavery or death seemed stalk'niR on apace, And spread a fearful gloom upon each face, nmh nrun.nf.iit ntiH tuiivcr. itlnte were vain. Each day wasfoiged some new and galling chain, Whose clanking Idled their souls with new alarm) Convulsively lliey grasp incir Kiiiienns nun-, Some ilnrnl to sneak of evils which they leared Some only wl4.-prr.Ml lest their words were heaid; J.ow murmurs raisea 10 vtoius, wums iu ucuuu , r-'ni-h fliiiliimr .tif-pch s-oincsinotlicriui! fireiunates, They saw Iheir thoughts swollen to a mighty ball, But motionless within Virginia's hall It seemed to n st; none dared us yet to rol' The giant monster that o'ertuius Ihe world Young Henry saw the struggle miisl begin, E'er England's fetters clunked upon their limbs, ' And held them powerless in the foemau's grasp, Or crushed litem 'neath his iron hoof at last. Already had Ihe l-ion's fearful loar, Shook like an earthquake our New England shore; Which drove the bluod 111 icyciiruies uirougti The shrinkine veinsias llect on licet they view With Baton's flag proud floating o'er their crest, Their living Ireiglil in scariei vesiinenis uresseii, "Poured forth upon their shores a lava flood, Xipened for violence, and deeds of blood. Henry arose, wilh blanching lip and cheek, Ohl for the tongue of Cicero to speak, The smothered thoughts that rankle in his breast, To wake his countrymen from torpid rest, To put that ball in inotton was a tak, Jffcat glowing eloquence alone might grasp; He felt .""W strength and nerved his powerful arm, One mighty' ellort drove it bounding on! The wise and great, were startled at tne sound, ' But onward still tin) echoing ball resounds, The name of freedom held them 111 a trance, Twas lleniy's voice! that urged them lo advance. Chains were behind, they knew not w hat before, But hist! Bethinks that sound the cannon's roar, From Lexington! I hat death knell now was heml, And Bunkers hill soon view the leeking sword. 'Upon the field their dying comrade bleed, Thev dare not name, vel feaiful to proceed; Seel now young Henry ends Ihe dubious way, nisuaMiingoioquencearo.ii.u , Thev lel their s reng 11 revive, men uu.nuis giu-.v. wZ baZorAtlkilor,maor ' The lire was untied toa volcanic flame, The F.age dared lo grasp the Lion's mane! , The .tar and lripes waved proudly- o'er thean..,. To keep it sacred from Ihe spoiler's hand. Henry stood lirm by oJ Viiginia' bein, And dared the tyrant 01 1110 uritisu real 011 1 Tiil in that State fro-a whence the ball he hurl- j ed I Th blow was given that freed the Western word. I Be Henry, name upon our breasts engiaved, The great, the good, the noble, and the brave; Whose eloquence in loudest thunders rolled, And shook the earth from centre to each pole. Old England felt Ihe shock iu mute surprise! Hsd tlieir oppression bade th' old Unman rue, And wake the new world from it lethargy, And bid them rise, shake oir their chains, be free! Ah I 'twas nol Bome's great on convulsed the earth, But thine. America) and he of humble biilh t Neftie the school in which he learned the art, To thrill each chord Unit vibrates on Ihe heirt; And kindle into life thesmothered fire, Incite lo mirth, or tears, at her desire; Hit eloquence, alifce the soul inflames For love of liberty, and dread of chains 1 True nobleness was stamp'd upon bis brow , To tiad above, his free-born soul would bow 1 Th lioh, of hi high converse freely shared, The poor received the mite he illy spared. He teorned th empty titles ofthe great, And all their pride and pageantry of state; Hi life devoted lobit country' cause, Was spent forliberly,and nol applause. And uch wa Henry, uch may ever be, 'joy noble on, beloved America! From the Oquawkt Spectator. LOUISA WILLIAMS ; OR TUB , ORPHAN' BOUND GIRL. A TALE OF THE QUEEN CITY. flV MRS. P. FAU.MF.K. CHAPTER II. 'My dear, have you gained unj information upon I the subject we were speak in ol tin; m.,.:9 ..i.i M. I I.- ....i " ""'B'W. Very little, replied hi wile who then re peated the conversation that had nassud between Louisa ond herself. 'A stranger and from Philadelphia!' repeated Mr. Langley, whu for several minute seemed pursuing n train of thoughts which were of no very plea.nnt nature, judging from his troubled countenance and firmly compressed lips; nt length nrousing from the reverie into tvhich. he had fallen, he said, 'Hubecca, I fear this may prove n serious mat tor. Can it be that old Mr. Dennis is still liv ing and this Wilson is acquainted will) lierr1 I had hoped she was dead lung ago, but I fear now she has lived long enough In tell the secret; for I cannot be deceived in this stranger; he is well educated, although he tries to i-nnceal it; yet there is a grace and dignity in hi bearing tli-'.t belungcth nut to a laborer. 'Whnl course is it bct for 11 lo pursue?' in quired tile wife, who appeared as muoh inter ested us her husband. Keep perfectly silent; I will watch nn oppor tunity lo toi.ters-i with him, iitut then 1 may be able to read his incilU". mure amir dels .' lie iii not l ait toiij-, I'.x' '-ii.tt ' ' ' :imj Henry Wilson .!! t t Louisa, . ii lr Lmglc 1.1 ttingivl to ilr-nv, ii.ui lulou- er.-nliou, til ilg 1 1 Huctai I: i 'i thu yuinnr nun's put, 'v lit. trie. I in vain In khiiI n ueiitei l quizzing. Henry thought it.- uinliTslood hi- questioner, though he li'lgiii-il .i imii'll Igiioraiico as possi ble. Can it be thai he suspicions mer thought he, u .Mr. Langh y rose to leave the room wiih a dark frown nn his brow, which ho strove to co'ii-enl, as he very politely bade him good eve ning. Henry Wilson was a young man about twen ty fue years id' age, 11 1 a till but linn build. Hi. countenance wore an open and pleasant expres ion. His uoblu brow boro evident marks ol a high order of intellect and generosity; although he tried to conceal it beneath a mass nf dark brown hair, which t all nppearatice had been much neglected of late. An aquiline nose, ninl large hazel eye combining eneigy & gentleness and altogether presented a specimen of true nobleness rarely to be met with in a young ud venturer. His dress seemed Id shroud his Inrin in 11 deep mystery; it was coarse and slovenly, and none but a penetrating rye would be likely to see might save n mechanic or common labor er in the outward a. penrance of the stranger. cut .Mr. Langley s eye was ton keen, anil his interest too deeply involved, to be easily impo sed upon. He had studied man ton deeply to be thrown off bis guard by thnt which can be thrown off or resumed at leisure. It may well be imagined then, that he returned to the sitting room w itli a viper nt hi heart, which had al ready commenced its work. Well, what .lid you make of him?' said Mrs Langley, nt soon as her husband closed lliej door: yet had she looked into his face for a sin gle moment 'ho question would have been an swered ere it was asked. 'Make of him! Why, just what I expect ed.' 'Do yon think he khow anything about it?' 'I am confident that he know moro than I would havo him or any one else to know.' 'Did you ask him if he knew nny person by tho name of Donui in -Philadelphia?' 'I did, but he avoided the question as muoh ns possible, by remarking thai lie iieliuveu inure 1 were several persons mere by trial i.nm-, uut noticed ins eye tesien 011 me wuu a peculiar ex pression while he spake, and thai look ruveuled all." j 'What is to be dune?' 'Dine! why I can head him yet.' How?' ! Vou know it will be nearly a year before Louisa is of nge; in tho meantime 1 can mprry her lo whom 1 please; but the must be prevent ed from seeing this Wilson again or all is lost. You had better go immediately and order her to bed.' It was 0 calm nnd loitly night, the moon shone with unrivnll.id splendor; the new blown rose filled thu nir wilh I'teir sweet udeij while in 111" distniico might be herd Urn uiurmiirirg .I' 1I1.. ntnvimlct as H buried mm ird t r i.'esti. 1 c.ati.ui in the liosntn nf tin- Oliin. 11. 1,1 v Wil- I s. hi and l.nili-a Willisms m re seated under the . . ,, , r, ,,. the delicious , . - - 111 night !r wh.oh at ll.ls season comes hi.ded with debcste peitu-nes. el they heeded It not for their i;iir.d had received fund !' afar ' . )i. , ye'. neit..er had 1 "---.- spokeii...fthat which W'eljliel upon nieir spirns. They wer suddenly arou-ed from tlieir iiiedit Hti.iix by the voice of Mrs. Latigley reminding Ljuisa lh.it it was lime t i close llin door' and retire. Henry felt no eurprise at this Hidden wnrtiiiur. fur he understood it all. He arose warning, (t be undersio.ru u h.i. no ar... nnd whispered a few word-. in Louisa . ear, and Imda her oood evening. Slowly wenuing Iu way toward hi lodging', ho ruminated deeply npou Ihe course he had now to adopt; bul ere ho reached hi own ruoin hi mind was made up. - . Louisa retired lo her bed. her thought filled with a thuusand strange fancie.- The few wordt Henry had whispered in her ear, made a deep imprinn on her mind. There wu some secret oonneoled with all he aw and heard. which .he could not lalhom. that had passed between Henry and her guard- Ian with .leeD interest. . Anil by what bad al together with the request Henry. had made at parting, the guetsed at what he had; .1... .).. ,iit.,-,i ii.at nil further intercourse' . .. f. . -i ..nill . 1.1. Z"iho9 ZtoZu .UepV .nd CITY OF HANNIBAL, MO., NOVEMBER 28, 1850. when i.t length the fell into ti troubled slumber, I I range dreams visited her pillow of .,nelv ens-1 ties haunted, hy skeleton with but a tiililnryl ray to light tlieir drear thnde. Then she would be suddenly wnfiod away to some stronge land Where bright and happy faces llitted around her, nmid nil the luxury and enjoyment that sleeping fancy could nrouse. Notwithstanding her broken aliimbcrs. Loui a was astir long before any other individual a bout the house save the errand boy. She felt a constant dread of meeting her guardian, which made her heart beat violently nt every foot-fall thai met her ear. nut alio had lirmly resolved I inai oe me consequence vtnal it might she would not be forced to any measure that her judgment condemned. As Louisa anticipated, she was asked a vari ety nf questions concerning her new acquaint ance, when she was summoned to remove the breikfast thing.; and the scene wound up by her reoeiving positive orders not to speak to Henry Wilson again under a penally of severe punish ment. While to give iheir severity a plausible cnlorintr, they had represented him as a low, base villain w ho was steking hor ruin. Altho' sho did not believe it, yet tliero was something so reasonable in such n conclusion, that it mnde a deep finpressiiin upon her mind. She had penetration enough to discover that Ins iidelleo tiial acquisitions were far superior lo her own. and that he had been well bred if not highly ed nested. She could discover holhing which placed him on an equal footing with herself save his dies, lint he had not mentioned his cir cumstance to her. nr his future prospects, fat Iher than that he thought of purchasing n small farm in the country. Not a word, nr no', had ecaped him to nrouse suspicion that his motive in visiting her was not nf the purest kind. Although a poor nrphsn, ihr-iwn j'ennile.s upon the world in her earliest 11. fu ry, and compelled to toil incessantly for lief fund, and ii scanty supply of clothing, yet she p,nsesi.(l a natural dignity of nh iracle', which raised her mind above the degrading in lluenees of her station, Her spirit, although considerably subdued, had not been broken; and often while casting her eye to bo future, she imagined she could sue better days in store for her; nnd it would not be surprising if her lato acquaintance with Henry Wilson had not revi sed those pleasing anticipation in nil their brilliancy. The unlooked-for blow which her guardian had now given to her bright hope. would have cm-hed one of less moral hrir.uess; 1 . 1 c 1. , ., ii t lint 1 m r..ll n..lir(l llivr. u-n. I Inn uln.t-A t.-h.. had promised to be n father to the fatherless, nnd w ho would not forsake her in her most try ing hour. cmprrn 111. That nilit Louisa repaired to her loom at an early hour, but not to sleep. Extinguishing her lumps slid seated hersoll ul Ihe e.iseinni.l with thu appearance of one deeply engaged in the sludy of astronomy. Vet her eyes did Hot soar heavenward, vnly at intervals, to seo how far thu bright lull moon had advanced on bur night's journey as if she was measuring lime by its progress. Presently her eye caught a figure advancing toward Ihe house, and disap pear beneath a little arbor of vines. Louisa waited but a lew moments to assuru herself that all was quiet abuiu thu house, when she inument h id' noiselessly glided out, and In 11 gained the urb.ir where, she had seen thu well known lorm ol Henry v Hsou disappear. You have not disappointed ino," said Hen ry, us ho took Louisa gently by Ihe hand, "but let us seek a safer retreat lb an this, fur 1 have much to say." Drawing her arm within hi own, he led her across thu lawn. The moon was floating high ubove, and threw a soft nnd bewitching smile upon the green and dewy earth and seemed by her clear nnd holy radiance to invite the op pressed hearts to unburthnn their weary load of oarcs, ami conlide iticin all to her sacred keep-1 ing. Louisa fell this winning influence, exerted 1)V,,r ,ri , ,hn wamI,.red nlong uueotiscimisj '"(? w.,llner her steps wero leading On Ihe opposite bank of the little stream be-' lore meir.ioueo, lay it iieaiivnui garuen, 11110 1 which rare and elegant flowers and shruberyi had been gathered. From tho north had been! broiiglil tilo toltly signing pines, nun llin silver firs ; from tho south, the most exquisite plant, with the ever blooming and bearing orange j n 11.. 1 :.. : an lasiKiiiiiy nrraugeu 111 ini-ir propi-r oruer. The most delicate flower forming' borders !o' the pleasant wslks which led through the large' garden in every direction, t rom tho little j mounds so .Uered here and there, roRo the lilac, thu snowball, and flowering lotus. Koses id every vnriely and hue. from the damask to the' spotlees while, senmed to vie with each other 1:1 beauty nnd fragrance. A pleasure garden ef sui 11 rare inn, line. s near n city cniild tint f.nl to draw thousands of visiters from the crowded Ireets, and lienlei pavements, lo revel nmid its luxuries, and refresh themelvet on the deli- t : .. ,. 1 : . ...I.;..! : emu. 11:1 trr.ui, nun .imwucrnr., wiui'ii nasi- ted Ihcm. Long after the period of w hich I v. rite, it continued lo he the resort of Ihe pleas lire loving community of all clashes, until cir-1 L-umstancea transpired, which 1 tludl name, lo destroy its popularity. IS... ....1 I.- rt -1 I t 11.. Mill II 1. in" mining -.nn uniirr unroerrii iniii. i-L. i n ..... . , . . .i.i-i. which i sunn mi run ui'e you , inn into a io iigni rnl.ns.iir ii iisi nni ..il.r. l,i,., .Lirl l , juU cwl n, , enHWfn ,t,remi,y l)( ,,,p Tn ,,, , rt.lri,M, ,, ' ,,,, , . ..... 'ni...i.i ,i ........i .... bi com pai ion. Heboid them now sealed on one of the rude benches which hud been placed ule of profound silence. there for the accomodation of visiter. LoiiisnV That pieroing, and (lightly ferooimi pae eye rested upon the ground, while those of brought Lnillen to a full eiise of her situation, her oompfttiion gazed upon her lovely features 1 nnd caused a sudden reaction in her entire y. At length Henry hruke the tilenca which was tern. Her coufage and self-possession return beenrnine niiinful. bv iiiuiriiic. whv hi coinuan- a,! a sho fixed her determined cf. upon her ion appeared to thoughtful ? 'ler inp ne wno apnouueu mis private meci- in . J....." ..1,1 I ni.i.a. ea.iino a .....tin - nok upon him, in order to read ' ' "h r ' . . "... liisa n is n IboimhU. "You have been forbidden to tee me, have' you not. bav "I exnected a muoh. and thai was w hv I 0D-. pointed thi. mtin;. I law t ,o plainly that y visits were disagreeable to your .guardian, yet 1 hoped they were not so In von." Henry felt the hand lie held, slightly trcm ble, while with the otl.or Louisa brushed away a tear-drop, that ttrrted unbidden to her f)e. Her he?Tt was too full to speak, but sho did not withdraw her hand, ond Henry felt he was nn swered. Hut just nt this moment Louisa saw a1 . . , . . light moving about the house, and was almost' slupifiei! with terror. "They have missed me," she soreamed a the darted from him and rush ed towards the house, only hearing the words "Iu-morrow nightiU Happily the gained her own room unobserved; and as no one Came to it the wa toon satisfied of her mistake. W e will leave Louisa to her slumber while we go hack to Ihe early part of thet evening and listen to a thorl dialogue in Mr. Langley' parlor. Well, Rebecca, I have my plans in re.pecl to Louisa, all nicely laid J lo-morrow I will tire the train and see how it likes," said Mr. Lan gley to hi wife, at he teated himself by her tide on the sofa. " What are they f" she eagerly inquired. "Louisa must marry before her birth day." " H'ell." " 1 have chosen a husband for her, ntid got his consent." " Who i. it?" " David U runt." Uiileuling as Mrs. Langley was, th'it name caused her to shudder. "Ili lievo me," said she, "Louisa will never marry him." " Hut she thall." This was spoken so deni dedly flint she was silent. She knew that if her husband willed it, nothing short of the in lei -position of Providence cunld prevent it. "To-morrow inortiinjtH shall inform her of my wish ; and if that Wilson has t ut poisoned her ear, 1 think I can hold out siicli inducements us will make her accept Ihe offer without re sorting to force." "I hopo you may not be disappointed," tnid the wil'o ina despairing tone. She knew loo well that Louisa' feeling must revolt nt Ihe idea of marrying a man who was but 0 grade ubove an idiot. Hut shu knew how much depended upon her marrying one, over whose actions they could bold entire control; and such nn one she knew David Grant to be: therefore sho thought it best to carry the plan into execution if pus possible ; and doubtful ns Ihe case appeared, she determined to leave nothing undoiin that shu could (In to forward her husband's plans. sjii 1 11 10 owing inurnioi; lis s mil si .nr. lung . n is.. .1. . e 11 : : .. - n. t ley had finished hi coffee, n sudden jerk of the bell told Louisa she was wanted in tho break fast rouin. A sudden tremor seized her, the light she had seen the night previous flatbed upon her mind, she was sure sho had been sits-picinin-d of being absent, and was now sum moned before the family tribunal In receive her sentence. As she laid her hand upon the latch, her heart beat so violently that it threalotied to deprive her of breath) she walled a moment lo gum composure, nnd then timidly entered the room. Kill who shall picture her astonishment when insteul of dark frowns, ihe met smiling faces, and wo requested very blindly to be seated. Mr. Lingley had very prudently adopted the plan of persuasion first, and force afterwards. Accordingly he hud assumed one of his most gracious smiles, tho first and last, that ever "I""1 '',B l)m,r orphan, but instead of reas suring ner, 11 uiieu ner ininu wuu uuraf-r ap prehensions. Scarcely conscious of what she did, Louisa dropped into the first seal that offer ed her support. "Calm yourself, child," said Mr. Langley, noticing her agitation. "I have something of importance to uDmmiinir.it to you ' but lir-l i would inquire if Henry Wilon has made any propositi. m to you ?'' ' 1I has not." ' He hns not asked you to mnrry him ?" 1 " No." " llelieve me, child, ho never intends lo, us j,, .. .'ri , nly intends lo make a tool ()- ( kmnv tom , very ,lui, ,e j, ,, ,,. prjm.ipned liherlinc, and I feel it my duty as t .uii. uiiur.liiiii In nut a ston to bis lurther in j,,,,;,,,,,, ,y repeating the request that you have nottiiu more to ay lo him. And to gun nl y oil Hai imlar deception, I have chosen n bus bj fllT .. w,0 ceniiot fail lo makn you linp- .. 1 ....11 vu Hint neat little, cotloge on Ludlow street, and furnish it handsomely j it .11 (, er,,ct paradise: what say you to tl,H . . ' nrnnosnl r l4nta was so bewildered by what sho had :,, ,nr(i ,mt .)e was completely deprived id ,,e(.u, , he tried to connect the whole subji ct ni ler lj()i bul her surprise and agitation had thrown her reasoning faculties into confusion, ..y0 Bre sit. Luia ? perhaps the name 0f .., ,(urB husband will bring back your ..,He(.,, It is David Grant t he has been in love wii, you for a long timo. Yesterday ho asked lV -im,.t to addres vou. which I only cave. pri)lnjc,l t0 y hit cnise before you myself, an(i .,ielll j, (ltr ,j,n if necessary j but I am sure 1 ... , your good judgment Will Iiol require II t "I mVe ordered yon a beanlil'ul set nf silver ," remarked Mr. Langley, persuasively, "wilh jni,j L. C, it it lo be executed in the )a(est tyle." i - Lnni,n looked from one lo th other, but .1 ; .1 --.1 .. O ..I.I..A. l,-.m liur a 11 ICK vannr liu'l:lircil nil iiimi.i m i - .. . . t. .... ij.....i ..i : signi a laiuo on wnion son irsm-g ji..T.c...Bw I,... I lulli .. fro... Il.r I- ,. r. " Do vou wish time to ootisider Ihe mailer?" 1 said beV eiiardi'ili, seeinc the hesitated t "Why do y nn not penk ? 'added be after another nun- I u.,prin-ipled guardian, nn,i r'turrl hi. own mm sue I naugiuy innigraiinn, iui i t, w. n'i 1 , h.. I.i. noJition er. he ooiild nroree.1. r, r - till..... .Aa ana. la lln sl'ixlll inihfl r Wtk MOBin .,ked a he paced up and down Ihe room, and, . -- imie tun iiin'm atf j - -n cast another icrntinijnng look t the changed appearance nf Louisa l o wnai ' ' To accept the husband, ire house- and the ! furnilure." " I have nf objection In the house and furni ture, but the husband I shall decline." run you must take all nf none." ! " Then I thall refuse all." Thie was spo-i ken so decidedly Hiatal caused Mr. Langley to twitch nervously in his seat. ' Not so fast oirl." he hissed i remember it , . I in my power to make you accept all, espec- ially the husband. But I will give you twenty- lour heur to think of it t but on your peril lo not attempt lo leave the house, or speak to any one 11 p in inn suujeci, or me oonsequence i-e. upon your own heed. From the Dol. Newspaper. CHIMNEYS. A subscriber tu your paper asks "how to prevent chimney fiotn smokitii without pulling iheih down?" We Will ungicut a lew t.i'Mx in regaril to tin subject, knowing' make a obeap light. 1 wo gallon lard oil would nl I Iu-..ntnc time that they u re known to u'cost tout $1 25, and one gallon toft turpen largo number of your reader. In the lirsl ine about Vi or 19 cent, to that the coat of plucc, the Jsiuson whv itnoko is enrriu Jl '' composition would be not more then SOcent through the chimney into the uir ubove ii, pergtllon. and I think it would be equal Is. that the (ire creai.es a intriiul va.tuum iu it. ' ""P '' "' hp " of your 1 .1 1. 1 fj- t ... 1. , . ... I lamu maker will try tho experiment, and oon- ami tho nir below' rushirig in below to sup ply the void, produces n current which rnr rles out llio smoke and watery vapor; for the accent of smoke, is entirely mechan ical, nnd not owinj,', as soma imngine, to its lieiiu; lighter tliiin nir. The I in It i:t a ' chimney is influenced by several things. Lonn chimneys have a stronger diuuu;lit than .short ones, because they have n long er column of warm nir. Uut here observe that they may be sn loni; as lo cool the nir before it h.is reached the lop, ond ihe smoko then will fall down, owing lo its weight. Anairow throat opening into a large pipo makes a strong draught. Hut the thronl must be wide enough to allow nil the smoke, vapor, nirilied nir, iV.c, to ascend freely. Small pipes nro more easily rari lied than huge one, nnd hence lire to be preferred. Hut it they arc too small, they cause so much resistance to friction, as to impede the action of the draught. The sizu of the chimney ought to be regulated by the kind nt fuel used green wood requiring a larger aperture than dry, and bituminous coal more than anthracite. A lire-place with a low front causes a stronger draught because none but rnrilied nir is then per mitted to enter the chimney, and thus it is kept constantly warm. One thing in con structing chimneys is to exclude, till air from entering tluit has not first pushed thro' the lire, ut-.d keep all air out that is not nec essary to support combustion. These things if properly altenil.-il to, will obviate nnv necessity of n smoky chimney; but some di l'ections to those who have such nuisances, will- not be amiss, in order thai they may in part, if not entirely, avoid nil inconvenience iirisinsr !rom llietn I. Your chimney maybe too large, so lurgc indeed, that diiiiceniting currents :il tiir meet thu smoke ami drive it down ; if so, this is ohviuted I'V luittinii n Ion lt, nar row crock on the top of it, a plan follow ed in iiiuiiv places. '2. The brenst may be loo high. This i quickly remedied by placing 11 piece of sheet iron so ns to cover over part ol tiie on- lice. 3. Onu plan followed by an old gentle man we have heard of, wns to knock out j Iu- corner bricks in thu chimney, iibnut Uvo-tliifils of ihe way tip from the (itv place to the top so ns to alliird room to in sert in each corner n cow's horn, hnving first sawed them oil' so ns to ullow a free passage ol uir through them, and having pinned them iu, little end foremost, and tinned up at nn angle of about Do'; then sccuru with plaster all orilice ni'ouml them. This is from 11 veiy scientific man, who knew thu plan lo succeed, fioni whom we obtained till our inl'orintion in regard to chimneys. The last thing Is to cut our wood, and have it thoroughly dry, and very probably your chimney, which has so lung smoked from using green wood, will be eU'ectually cured. m'w. Air-Exhausted Coffins. Among the inventions offered at the fair of tho Alneiican Institute, now open tit York, and also .1 the recent fuir ut Huston wns tho "aii'-exl'iaiisted metallic coffin,'' which us it appears by the testimony of the persons who are fully entitled to be believed has preserved tho tU'iid from tho time of its invention, nenrly '.hrce years, nppnrcntly utichr.ngcd. Only n short time ago '.he body of 11 child which bad been kept in n vault in Greenwood cemetery (or two years unu four months in one of these coffins, was examined, nnd it was discovered that the countelinnco bad undergone no change whatever. To all nppcaranM the body was in the same stato it was when placed , , , , .. , ill the coflin. nnd the wreath nl flowem . , . lOllllll U1U llVilll I" HUSH UIIU WLIIUUIUI they were the moment they were placed there. The New York correspondent of the liostoti Post nays this invention bus ex cited the attention of scientific men, nnd is really regarded n one of tho most wonder ful discoveries of tho present age. Its ex treme simplicity Is whrtt Increusei ihe tntr prise. The coffin is mndo 'of n combination .. !..!.... . f...l...M..A'.t.1 .nr.lnlj i M t 1-1 . . I IC j- t a M lA - . . , . , -. , r Hie n'Hm, the nir U exlviusted, by menns or( : .....nr. nu fni n si nan Ka ilnnA Ivilhfllll - . . Ull III! ItMII ' U-i IUi H' ' wewsw - coiiapxmg tno coinn. li I supposc-u bodies lbu enclosed will remain unchanged to oil appearance, for anv length or lime. 1 ' ! S. . - Ihe present numtor ol post misncssei.en tan 01 green corn. po tauie Is iiilgeed In the United states 's cj".hty;one. NUMBER 13, MMOOCa Xswrd Oil n& TarpratiM. ' I have been intersected thU week tthh to- account in your paper, of lone experimenti maJa by I'rofessor Uinslead, with lard and rot. in, and having made -tome experiment of ilia ,, kltl j ,but , monlh or tf , ,ugh I ,..,,,.11 ....-I ,.. 11,. .....it f i.W r u.j , ni-u.-.v,.,. w,u. iiw. .,.. m V. I.IU oil t 10 narts. and of soft, or what i tW ro;ig?i turpentine, nhe part, and lilaoing Irivra over a slow fire, they united e.sily. thtu ' filled a common el as I larBD. atloh at oil it buvn. , ed in. It gave tu excellent light, and burned 1 freely from dark until Ihe next liiorting, with ' out going out. The only difficulty n using it ' in common lamp is, that it tmoke a little, aa: king it offensive in a tight rouin. I think, with ; a lamp such at it used for ctmphene. with glass chimney and a heater, tuoli at la uted in ,rd lamp., it would be useful improvement, and ' truct latnpi tuitable to burn the composition. DJlir Ntwipaptr, Vlnegu from Beet. Good vinegar is an almost indispetistMs , nrtielo in every family, many of whom pur chase it nt it considerable annual expenae t while some use but a verv indifferent article; and others for want of n ti tile knowledge and less industry, go without, it is an easy , muter, however, to be nt all times) supplied wilh good vinegar, nnrl that, too, without much expense. The juice of one buihel of sugar heels, worth twenty five cents, and which any farmer can raise without coil, -will malm from live to six gallons) of vine gar, equal lo the best made of cider or wine. ' (!rute the beets, hnving lint washed them, and expressed the jtiico in a cheese press, or iu many other ways which n little ingenuity con suggest, nnd put the liquor in nnemp ty barrel; cover tiie bung-hole with gauze nnd sit !n tho sun, and in twelve or lifteen days it will be ready for use. "IIkhr'stu.i. vr:, Jemmv." An Irishman hail been sick lor n long timo, an I while in this stale would occasionally cense breath' ing, and life bo apparently extinct for some time, when he would again come to. On one of these occasions when he had just awakened from his sleep, Patrick asked him "An' bow'l 'we know, Jemmy, when you're dead you're utter wakin' up every time?" "linns! mo a glass o' grog nn' say to me! I lores til ye, Jemmy, nnd if 1 don't raise tip ami dhrink, I hen -bury me.'.! Wc hnvc often henrd it said that frtltef' nal love is common, hut there is no audi thing ns fraternal admiration. The follow ing seems subst.intiatnrv: 'When Clisiliiinrs was preaching in Lon don at the height of bin popularity, his brother, Mr. James Chalmers, was nsked if he had henrd his wondelTiil countryman. "Yes" said Jamoi dryly, "I have." "What do you think of hinif" continued the Inqul- re . "Very little, indeedl"exclulmeu James. "Dear me." exclaimed the cither," tt'Af did vu hear him?" "About an hour after he was born," added the impel tumble Scotch' man, " and I never wanted to hear him again." "This was n fact. James Chalmers nev or would go to hear Thorni? preach.' The Manchester Guardian notices the arri val at Manchester of two hundred and fif ty b:iles of saw ginned c6ton from India. Thu subscriptions of thu City of London Committee Inwards the great Exhibition, amount to 215,1 SD ISs. 9d. A great chess match, to be played by thu amateurs of nil nations, during the Ex hibition "f 1851, is being arranged for. The number of French exhibitors at the London exhibition will be one thousand live hundred. It is proposed to erect a monument In P.dinburgh to Wallace, ihe Scottish, hero; A country girl, writing homo nbout the Polka, says the dancing is not much, but the hugging is heavenly! That young woman should be. dieted. -lime Jnurnaf. Amin Bey lins only one wife! Mormon women it is said have commen ced dressing in pan'.aloons. Tho quantity of Rold coined at the Phil ndclphiu Mint, this year; to the fmt of No vember, is nineteen millions, six hundred and eighty-five, thousand, nine hundred and twenty seven dollars. ( , ( , People seldom improve when the) have no other model but themselves to copy. Let others act ns they plcdscj but do thou always act according to the dictates of thy own judgment, and take heed of being self condemned. , - ltr- ..-. '. Every man's nciions form a centre afto -fluenco'upon others; unit every deed, how. ever trivial, has some weight In determin ing the future destiny of the world. ' "11 1 11 1 a cur tout fad,' ty iom entomolo-, gists, "that It it only the female mutquito tbal tot ments ut." A' btohelor friend lay it it Ml at all 'ounom.-; ,. ; 13.,, j The Porhmovtk Clipper ttetet (bat a yonnf Wy ' d'lwute beiUh. in that cijy a few .days aiuee attempted to commit luicidaby eating e for the rsh act.