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• . . • COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA ., ; THURSDAY , AUGUST 5, 1858. .
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VOLIDIE Xl.--NIIII/BER; 2.
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POTTER JOURNAL, - I
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1 JOHN S. MANN,
)' .7TORSEY A) COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
' 3 .. 1 . ..,11..kN , urt. Pa., will attend tile several
':' Cu sts in Potter and :11'Keati Counties. All
1 . 1 hi , no , .. cntruste.l in his care will receive
;vat t atuntion. Office on MalnNt., oppo
t. !,:c Ilie (..mat. House. 10:1
1 ' . F. W. KNOX, •
Fs rfORNT:Y IT 1, kW. Cou&rspert. Pa., will
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reu,larlv attend the Courts in Potter and
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1 the adjoining Counties. 10:1
i ARTHUR G. ,O.LISTED,
li agisEy & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Fs: (ti..rst;ort. Pa.. will altertd to ail busirier7s
t r....•,..t.5:e'd to Y. , care, with promptnes I,lld
~. Ele:ity.. Otliee , n Temperance Block: se , -
c ' al leer, Mein :=4.. 10:1
be ITOP.NEY AT LAW, Coudersport, Pa., will
le. attain to nil blyuness entrusted to him, with
'S.: an and promptness. Office corn...:: of West
Sc ': sad Thad ~:..-;.' 10:1
te -3 , L. P. WILLISTON,
h.' 'MINH' Ar LAW, Wel b:boro', Tio,c, , a Co.,
B. i_ Pi., will attend the Courts in Poavr and
3e ',, 1111.P.S Counties. ' - 9:13
It ' R. W. BENTON,
I'.: SEYOR AND CONVEYANCER, Ray
ll', bad P. 0.. (-Allegany Tp.,) Potter Co., Pa.,
tu.' . .. r;11 suead lu all tit:sink:6s in his line, with
'." tea Lill dispatch. 9:33
a 't. W. K. RING,
..., ~. ~ V EVOII, DRAFTSMAN _AND CONV.OY
' -,' INCEII, 6inethport, 11*.Kean Co., Pa., will
2 .! sand to business for non-resident land
-31 I - L1,:r3., upon reasonable terms. Referen
ts',` tu ghen if required. P. S.—Maps of any
ri '.4" p.,-, of the County made to order. 9:13
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It 0. T. ELLISON,
,„,,, CTIOING Plii - SICI--IN, Coudersport, Pa.,
' -- ruptctfully informs the citizens of the vil
85 , , : age alai vicinity that he will prornply re
-OE.'; 'NI to all calls for professional services.
l 0 . (Wee , on Main st., in building formerly be
le . r. , ?:e.1 by C. W. Ellis, Esq. 9:22
. 13 ..:- ELL4iS S' E. A. JONES.
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11 .' v:
15* 1 ,
!re D. E. OLMSTED, ,
lir 1.V...F.P. IN DRY GOODS,- READY-MADE
!, ' l- ! ,avia„, : ,.. Cror_lierr,
&e., Main et.,
i . tdersport, Pa. ''' t 10:1
vze : •....
all . M. W. MANN,
)ss" 4L.F.P. IN BOOKS & STATIONERY, mAG
p. , 421.XES and Music, l'il-W. corner of Main
lE O ' . tai Third its., Coudersport, Pa. 10:1
a R. HARRINGTON,
iio 'LLER, Coudersport, Pa., having engag
e . t,!i window in Schoomaker & Jackson's
e ic . tare will easry on the Watch and Jewelry
0 1 , i^...ilaess there. A fine assortment of Jew
los . ',4 constantly on hand.. Watches . and
St', ewelry carefully- repaired, in the hest style,
L uc ,
~. yz the shortest hotiee—all, work warranted.
d ' liliNliv J. OLMSTED.
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D ' COLIDERST ORT I IiCA.Ei.
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. , , tz•SIIIRE, Proprietor; Cc
A an.i Second Streets, C-ouderspi
"C 6., Pa.
d ' fr l
SMITH & JONES,
:.ILERS IS DRUGS, NIEDICECES, PAINTS,
Fancy Articles, Stationery, .bry
ciceries, Main st., Coudersport, - pa.t: l '
(successo n TO . JAMES w. surrn,)
:LER IN STOVES, TIN SHEET_ IRON
Main sr_ nearly opposite the Court
;linse, Coudersp . ort Pa. Tin and • Sheet
41n Wore made to Order, in good st.) lc, on
zcrt notice. 10:1
L OUDER:TORT 1 1101Ela,
f •A ., LeSMIRE, Proprietor; Corner of
an.i Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot-
C 6., Pa. 9:44
Prom ietor, Colesbing
6. 4'r Co., Pa., seven miles of (Jou- .
ontke Wellsville Road. L:i4
airmus. HARRIAT BEECHER STOWE , ET sor
promising lud t was drowned while bathing, a
year ago. TheMroher's heart throbs an affee 7
tionatememorial in every line of the followitle-,
which we find in the N Y. Independent of the
"ONLY A YEAR."
ONE rear ago—a ringing voice,
A clear blue eye,
And clustering curls of sunny hair,
Too fair to die,
Only a year—no voice, no-smile,
No glance of eye,
No clustering curls of golden hair,
Fair but to die l
One year ago—what loves, what schemes
Far into life!
What joyous hopes, what high resolves,
What generous Qtrife I
The silent picture on the wall,
The barial stone,—
Of all that beauty, life, and joy,
One year—one year—one little year,
And so much gone I
Aud yet the even flow of life
Moves calmly on.
The grave grows green, the flowers bloom fair,
. Above that head ;
No sorrowing tint of leaf or spray,
Says he is .lead.
No pause or hush of merry birds
That sing above,
Tells us how coldly sleeps below
The form we love.
Where halt thitu 'been thisyear, beloved?
What .hast thou seen ?'
What visions fair, what glatlons life,
Where thou bast been ?
,The call I the rail I so thin, so strong!
'Twist U 3 and thee ; ' -
The mystic tail ! when shall it fail
That we may see ?
Not ilead, not slee ing. not even gone;
But preseUt still,
dud waiting for the coming hour
Of God's sweet will.
Lord of the living and the dead :
We lay IL sileace at thy feet!
This sad, sad year! -
ANDOVER, JULY 9, 1835. ; 'LB. S
BY STEMICS C. FOSTER
Thon wilt come no more. retitle Annie,
Like a flower thy spirit did depart:
Thou art aline, alas! like the many
That Lace bloomed in the Summer of my heart.
Shall we never more behold thee
Never hear thy winning voice again—
When the Spring time comes, gentle Annie,
When the wild dowers are scattered o'er the
• plain ?
We have roamed and loved t 'mid the bowers,
When thy downy checks" whre in their bloom ;
New I stand alone 'mid the flowers
Whiie theymiugie their perfumes o'crthy tomb
Shall we nevvr inure behold thee ;
Never hear the whining voice again—" -
Whet , the Spring time comes, gentle Antje,
When the v, - .11 dov, - crs are scattered o'er the
Al the 'mars grow sad while I ponder
Near the silent spot where thou art laid,
And my heart bows down when I wander
By the streams and the meadows where we
Shall we never more behold thee ;
Never hear thy winning voice again—
When the Spring time comes, gentle Annie,
When the %vild flowers are scattered o'er the
From the Atlantic Ittixithly
A FEW SCENES FROM A TRUE UISTORY
• " Coward !" muttered Grossman, as he
left the counting-house. Mr'. Nnble did
not hear him ; and it he had, it would not
have altered his ionise. He co:uld see
nothing enviable in the reputation of be
in..c ever ready for brawls, and a dead
shot in duels; and he knew that his life
was too important to the friendless Leo
to be thus foolishly risked tor the grati
fication of a villain. ThiS incident re-.
clewed his old feelings of remorse * for the,
false position iu which he had placed the
young orphan who trusted him so: entire
ly., To his generous nature, the ; wroug,
seemed all•the gre..ter leeause the object!
was so unconscious of it. "It 19 . I who;
have subjected her to tile insolence of thisll
vile man," he said within himself. j 'Butt
I will repair the wrong. 'lnnocent, eon-1,
fiding soul that she is,. I willprinect her.l
The sanction of marriage shall shield herd
froth such affrinats."
Alas for poor human natufe! lie was:
sincere in these resolutions"; but ho was ;
not quite strong enough to face the prej-,
udices of the society in which he lived.
Their sneers would have fallen harmless.,
They could not lave taken from' him a
- single thing he really valued.' But he
had not learned to understand that the
dreaded power of-public opinion i&purely
fabulous, when uuaustained by the voice
of oonscienc - o. So he fell into the old
snare oftuoral . comproiniSe. lie thought
the best ire could do, under Life eircuJi-.
stances, - Was - to hasten - the petiett of his
- departure for the North, to. marry 800
Loo in Philadelphia, and remove to some
part of the country where hei private-his
tory would remain unknown.
To make money for this purpose, he
had 'more and- more extended 'his specu
lations, and they had uniformly proVed
profitable. If Mr. Grossman's offensive
conduct had not have Raced upon him a
painful consciousness of lug position with
regard to the object of his devoted affec
tion, he' would have liked to remain . in !
Mobile a fr.tv years longer, and accumu
late more: but, as it was, he determined
to remove as.soon as he could arrange his,
affairs satisfactorily. He set about this
in good earnest. But, alas ! the great
pecuniary crash of 1837 was at hand.—.
By every 'mail came news of failures
where he expected payments. The wealth,
which seemed so certain a fact a few
mouths before, where had it vanished ?--
It had floated away like a prismatic bub
ble on the breeze. He saw that his ruin
was inevitable. All he owned in the
world would hot cancel his debts. And
now he recalled the horrible recollection
that Leo Loo was a part of his property.
Much as he had blamed Mr. Duncan for
negligence in not manumitting her. Moth-'.
er, he had fallen into the same snare. In
the fulness of his prosperity and happi
riesl, he did not comprehend the risk - he
' was running by delay. He rarely tho't
l o f the fact that she was legally his slave ;
land when it did occur to him, it was al
l' ways accompanied with the recollection
that the laws of Alabama did not allow
hici. to emancipate her without sending
her away from the State. But this nev
er troubled, him, because there was al
ways present with him that vision of go
ing to the North and making her his
wife. So time slipped away without his
taking any precautions on the subject;
and now it was too late. Immersed .in
debt as he was, the law did not allow him
to dispose of anything without consent of
creditors; and he owed ten thousand dol
lars to Mr. Grossman. Oh, agony ! sharp
There was a rneetin- , of the creditors.
Mr. Noble rendered an account of all his
property, in which he was compelled to
include Lou Loo;- but for her he.offe.red
to - give a note for fifteen hundred dollars,
with good endorsement, payable with in
terest in a year. It was ku .wn that hi
attachment to the orphan he had educa
ted, atrium:lied almost to infatuation; and
his proverbial integrity inspired su much
respect, that the creditors were disposed
to grant him any indulgence not incom
patible with their owl. interests. They
agreed to accept the proffered note, all
except Mr. Grossman. He insisted that
the girl should be put up at unction. For
her sake the ruined merchant condescen
ded to plead with him. He represented
that the tie between them was very dif
ferent from- the merely convenient con
nections which were so common ; that - Loo
Lou was really goed and modest, and-so
sensitive by nature, that exposure to pub
lie sale would nearly kill her. The self
ish . creditor remained inexorable. The
very fact that 'this• delicate flower had
been so carefully sheltered from the mad
and dust of the Wayside, rendered her a
wore desirable prize. He coolly declared,
that ever since lie had seen her in the ar
bor, he had been determined to have her;
and now that fortune had put the chance
in his power, no money should induce
him to relinquish it.
The sale was inevitable; snd the only
remaining hope was that some friend
might be induced to buy her. • There was
ta leinan in the city Whom I will cell
Frank Helper. He was a Kentuckian by
birth; kind and open hearted,—a slave
holder by habit, not by nature. Warm
feelings of reourd had long existed be
tween him and Mr. Noble; and to hint
the broken merchant applied for advice
in this torturing emergency. Though
Mr. Helper . Was possessed of but moderate
wealth, he had originally agreed to endorse
hiS frierld's note for fifteen hundred dol
lars ; and he now promised to empower
some one to expend three thousand al
tars in the purchase of Leo Loo.
" It is not likely that we shall be oblig
ed to pay so much, 'said he. "Bad debts
-rare pouring in upon Grossman, and he
hasn't a mint of money to spare just now,
however. big he may talk. We will begin
with offering. fifteen hundred dollars; and
she will probably be bid off for two thou
"Bid off! 0 my Gocr." exclaimed the'
wretched man. He bowed his held upon
his outstreched arms, and the table be
neath him shook with his convulsive sobs.
His friend was unprepared for such an
outburst. of emotion. He did not under
stand, rio one but Alfred himself could
understand, tha peculiarity of the ties
that bound him to that dear orphan. Re
covering from this unwonted mood, he
inquired whether there was no possible
way of avoiding a sale.
0 I am sorry to say there is no way, my
friend," replied Mr. helper. " The laws
invest this man with rower over you ; and
there is noth•._ag lea for us hit to under
ndue his projects... It iS a hazardous busi
ness, as you well know: — You must not
appear in it; neither can I; , far - I am
knoivn. to be your intimate friend. But
trust the whole affair to me, and I tiiitik
I can bring it to a successful issue."
The hardest thing of all wa.*to apprise
the poor girl of her situation. She had
never thought of herself as a slave; and
what a terrible awakening was this, from
her dream of happy security Alfred
dvemed it most kind and wise : to tell her
of it himself; .but he dreaded it worse than
death. He expected she would swoon ;.
he even feared it blight, kill her. Bill:
love made her stronger than h e thought.
When, after much cautions circiruliicu
thin, he ar.ived at the crisis of the story,
she pressed her hand hard upon her fore
head, and seemed stupefied. Then she
threw herself into his arms, i;nd,they Wept,
wept, wept, till their heads seemed crack
ing with the agony. . .
" Oh; the avenging Nemesis;" exclaim
ed Alfred at last. "I have deserved all
this. It is all my own fault; I ought
to have carried. you away from these Wick
ed laws. I ought to have married You.
Truest, Most affectionate of friends, ,how
cruelly I have, treated you! you, who put
the welfare of your life's° confidinglyliuto
my hands ?" -
• She ruse up from his bosom, and, look
ing him lovingly in the face. repliedi
"Never say that, dear A.lfred.! Never
have such a thought again ! Yuu have
been the best, and kindest friend Oat
woman ever had. If I forgot ;that I was
a slave, is it strange.that you should for
get it ? But, Alfred, I will never be the
slave of any other man,—never 1 I will
never be put on the auction-stand. I
will die .
"Nay, _dearest, you must make no rash
resolutions," he replied. "1 have friends
who promise to save you, and: restore us
to each other. _The tbrin of sale is una
voidable. So, for my sake, consent to
the temporary humiliation. Will you,
He had never before seen such an ex
pression in her face. Her eyes flashed,
her nostrils dilated, and she drew her
breath like one in the agonieS of death.
Then' pressing his hand with a nervous
grasp, she answered,"
"For your sake, dear Alfred, I will."
From that time, she maintained -nut
ward calmness while in his presence, and
lier inward uneasiness was indicated only
by a fondness more clinging than evcr.—
Whenever she parted from•him, she kept
him lingering, and lingering, on the
threshold.. She - followed him to the road;
she kissed her hand to him till he was
out of sight; and then her tears flowed
unrestrained. Her mind was filled with
the idea that she should be curried away
from the home of her childhood, as she
had been by the rough Mr. ,Tackson,—
that she should become the slave of that
bad man, and never, , never see Alfred
again, "But I can die," she often said
to herself; and she revolved in her mind
various means of suicide, in case the
,worst. should happen.
Madame Labasse did not desert her in
her misfortunes. She held frequent con
sultations with Mr. Helper andlis friends,
and continually brought messages to keep
up her spirits. A dozen times a day, she
"Tout sera bien arrange. Soyez tran
quille, ma °here Soyez tranquille !"
At last the dreaded day arrived. Mr.
Helper had. persuaded Alfred to appear,
to yield to necessity, and keep complete
ly out of sight. He consented, because
Loo Loo had said she could not go through
with the scene, if he were present; and,
moreover, he was afraid to trust his own
nerves and temper. They conveyed her
to the auction-room, where she stood trem
bling amonr , a group of slaves of all ages
and all- colors, from iron-black to the
lightest brown. She wore her simplest
dress, without ornament of any kind.—
When they pitied(' her on the stand, she
held her 'veil down, with a close, nervous
"Conic, show us your face," said the
aw-tioueer. " Folks don't like to buy a
pig in a poke, you know."
Seeing that she stood perfectly still,
with her head lowered upon her breast,
he untied the bonnet, pulled it off rudely,
and held up h-er face to public view.
There was a murmur of applause. •
"Show ;our teeth," said the auctioneer.-
But she only compressed her mouth more
firmly.- Atter trying in vain -to evax..her,
"Ntiver wind, gentle , nen. She's got
a string of pearls inside them coral .lips
of here. I can swear to . that,.for I've
seen 'em. No use tryin' to trot her out.
She's a leetle set up, ye see; .with bein'
made muck of.—Look at her, gentlemen !
Who can blame her -for bein' a bit proud?
She's a fast-rate fancy article. 'Who
Before he had time to repeat the ques
tion, Mr. Grossman said, in a loud izoice,
"Fifteen hundred dollars."
This was mt.her a dampei• upon Mr
Helper's ngent,-who bid sixteen hundred
from the crowd calleu out,
"Two thouf,auci," shouted Mt. Grossman.
"Two thousand two hundre
other voice. •
"Two . thousand five hu 1 dyed, f) ex
claimed Mr. Grossman.
• "Two thous.ind eight .huil red," said
the incognito agent. • 1
The prize. was now completely given
up to the two competitors; and the agent,
excited by the comest, went beyond his
orders, Until he. bid as high tour thou
sand two hundred dollars.
"Four thousand five hundre ;"scream
ed the cotton-brokeri.
There was no use in conte ding with
him. Ile was evidently willipg to stake
all his fortune upon victory.
"Going! Goin ,, ! Going!" 'repeated
the auctioneer, slowly.. There was a brief
pause, during whieh every pulsation in
Leo Loo's body seemed to kop. : Then
she heard the horrible words, Gone, for
four thousand five hundred dollars! Gone
to Mr. Grossman !" I They led her to a
bench at the other and of the room. She
sat there still as a marble fita. ue, and_al
most as - pale. The sudden essation of
excited hope had so' stunned her that she
,think. -Everything seemed
dark and reeling round her.: lii a few
minutes, Mi. Grossman was at her side.
"Come, tuy beauty," said lie. "The
carriage is at the door. If ypu behave
yourself, you shall be treated like a'queen
Come, my•love "
lle attempted to take her hand, but his
touch roused her from her lethargy; and
springing at him, like a wild cat, she gave
him a blow iu the face that made him
stagger—so powerful was in the vehe
mence of her disgust and anger. _
Ills coaxin , tones changed 'instantly.
We don't, allow niggers to put on such
airs," he said. "I'm your master.
You've gut to live with me, and pu'may
as well make up.your mind to it first as
Ile glowed at her savagely for a mo
ment; and drawing from his , pocket an
embroidered slipper, he added--
" Ever since I picked up this pretty
thing, I've been'determined to have you.
expected to be obliged to wait till Noble
got tired of you, and wanted to take up
with another wench; but I've had,better
luck than I expected.".
• At the sight of that gift of Alfred's iu
his hated hand, at .the soutid -of those
coarse words, so different from his respect
ful tenderness, her pride broke down, and
tears welled forth. Looking up in his
stern face, she said, in tunes of the deep
"Oh, sir, have pity on a poor, unfurtm
nate girl! Don't persecute me !"
"Persecute you'!" .he replied. " No:
indeed, my charmer! If you'll be kind
to me, hll treat you like a princess." .
Ile tried to look loving, but the ex
pression was utterly revolting. Twelve
years of unbridled sensuality had render
ed his countenance even more disgusting
than it was when he shocked Alfred's-
yeuthful soul by his talk about "Duncan's
"Come, my beauty," lie continued,
persuasively, glad to see you in a
better temper. Come with ma, and be
have yourself." .
She curled her lip scornfully, and re
"I will never live with yOul Never!"
"We'll see about that, my wench,"
said he. "I may as well take you down
a peg, first as last. If you'd rather be in
the calaboose with niggers than to ride in
a carriage with me, you may try it, and
see how you like it. I reckon ,you'll be
glad to come to my terms, b....fore long."
He beckoned to two - police-officers, and
said, ". Take this wench into- custody, and
keep her on bread and water till I give
M ejail to whichLoo Loo was con-1
veyed was a wretched place. The walls
were dingy, the 'floor covered with putt.'
dies of tobacco-juice, the air almost suffo
cating with the smell of pent up tobacco
smoke, unwashed negroes, and dirty gar
ments. She had-never seen any place so.
loathsome. Mr. Jtasou's log-lionse was:
a palace in comparison.- The prion was
crowded with colored people of all com
plexions, and almost every form ofi human
vice and misery was huddled together
there with the poor victims of misfortune.
Thieves, murderers,- and . shameless girls,
decked out •with . tawdry bits oft-finery,
were mixed up with .the modest-loking,
heart-broken wives, and mothers ourn
ing for 'the children that had ben torn.
from their arms, in the recent sale. Some
and singing lewdi songs.'
Others sat still, with tears trieklin down
their sable cheeks. Here and th re the
fierce-exprqssion of some iutelligenyoung
man indicated a volcano of revengii Seeth
ing within his soul. Some were stretched
out drowsily upon the filthy floor, their
natures apparently stupefied to the level
of !routes. When Loo Loo was. brought
I in, most of them were roused! to ;ouk at
her; and she heard them saying to each
other, "By gum, dat ar an't uo nigger!".
"What fur dey fetch her here?". 1 "She
, be I%:liite . lady oh cfnality, she be." I
,The tenderly-nurtured daugliteri or the
I wcalthY planter remained in this miserable
S.--$1.25 PER ANNUM,
-place two, dayS., ;
". The jailori tcuched-- by,
her beauty and extreme tlejestion, offered
her better food thattha a been. presciibeit .
in - his orders. - ; She thanked' hitn, - - - b L ut
said she - could not eat. When he ittyited . '
her to occupy for the night, ; mem:
apart from the herd of prisoner!, tshe.a.C•; ,
e2pted the 'offer with gratitude..- But Ac::
could not sleep, and she dared not'. itt-*
dress. In.the Morning, the jai10r,.,441. : *
.of being detected in theie acts of itido.
gence; told her, apologetically, 4 . 114
was obliged to: request her to return to;
the common aphrtmeut.
Having recovered somewhat from the.
attuning :effects of the blow that; bad_
fallen ou her, she began to take more n 9 , 11
tice of her companions. A gangofslaves,
just sold, Was; in' keeping there, till it,
suited tha trader's convenience to ; lake , :
them to New' Orleans; and the p. 1.44
scenes she witnessed that. !lay tnade,tub,
impression she never forgot.; ; .." Can it.berj
she said to herself, " that such things;
have been going on around me all these,
years, and I:so unconsbinni. of them?,
I What should I now be, if Alfred - had not,
taken compasSiOn on me*, and. prevented
my being sent:to the New Orleans.lmar
fket, before I was ten years old?"* She
thought with 'a shudder of the auction
scene the day before, and began to be
afraid that hei7 friends
; could not save her
from that vile 'man'spower. • ,
She was roused from' her reveries by,
the entrance of a white gentleman, whom,
she had never seen before. He came to:
inspect the trader's gang of slaves, to, see
tt any one ameng them would suit hitn for,
house-servant;a and before long he agreed;
to purchase a bright looking mulattp lad. ;
I lie stepped before Loo 00, and said;
I " - Are you a geed' seamstress'?" •
"She's notl.for sale," answered the
jailor. "She, belongs to Mr. 0-mm43:nen,
who put her here for disobedience. - The,
man smiled as he spoke, and Leo Lou
" 110, ho," rejoined the stranger. ,"I'm
sorry for that. I should like to buy her,. :
if I could."
He sauntered round the rode,' and,
took from his pocket oranges .and :candy...
which he distributedd - ainong the. black
picaniunies tumbling over each other on
the dirty floor. Coming round again ,
the place where she sat, he put an orange
on her lap, and said, in low tones, "When
they arc not looking at you, remove the
peel ;" and, touching his finger to his lip,
signiiicantly, he turned away to talk with. -
the jailor. •
As seen as he was, gone. she asked p'er,-;
mission to go, for a few minutes, to the ,
room she had occupied during the night.
There she examined the orange,• and
found that half of the skin had been re 7:
moved unbroken, a thin paper inserted, ,
and the peel replaced.' On the wrap of
paper was written: "When yOnr,,inaster
conies, appeibri to be submissive, and go
with him. Plead weariness, and gain . '
time. You yin be rescued. Destroy
this, and don't seem more cheerful thau,
you have been," Under this was written,
in Madame Labasse's hand, "Soyez tran
guile, ma there." . .
Unaccustomed to act a part, she found
it difficult to appea r t so sad as.- she had -
been before the reception of the note.
But she did
,her best, and the jailorob•-'.
served no change.
[coNcrdisoN NEXT WEEK.]
The Kansas Herald says that Gen-Callionm
h-as is , fliedtcertilicates of election to all thOse
elected under the Lecompten. Constitution.
The Free Statee• members from Leavenworth'
county receive certificates; which.
party a majOrd ty in both branches of tile Legis
lature. The returns fur State officers will be.-
made to the Legislature, in whose haridS 'The
-whole subject rests. The Herald exhorts the'
people to vote for the ordinance, and settle
the question witiout further.strife and agita
Sr. LOUIS, Tuesday, July 27;
Fort Leavenworth adviees of the lithi Ter.
Mated States Express to Boonville, state that'
great damage had been done to the craps" in
,the interior by the late heavy rains:. .Several"
hridges on the Fort Riley road had been ear
ried'away, as had also. a new bridge aeras,.s
the Kansas Myer at Topeka, by the heavy rise
Numbers of -teamsters are arriving Trent
Mali, having been detained at Camp .Scott
during the 'Winter and Spring by insuffiqitnt
. means or transportation.
Some of the papers are -leatuilma
the women ou , the extravaxauceut dress.
A. lady replic., that she. appropriated to
her own' use the "price of three glasses or
brandy per ,day," her husband's usual
"number of horns," .and.in ode month,
had enough to purchase a• fine dress. 7.--
She thinks if her
.husband would only,
give her, the,§quivalent that he Spends
for cigars, she;would not. want any
pin money. . „.
LIVE ixo PFAU 'WEIGHT OF SFIEEP.—The -
English rule to tts - e - ertsn the dead weight of
sheep is to divide the live 'St-eight - by seven and
estimate each coarter- as one-seventh . ..of thee
whole. .iThus, if a sheep weighed tasting..
draws 140 lbs., shows the weight of the fore
qu.trte:s onlyhc,ll ge , ld .
la fir it-rate fat.. generally simjlttegc
they will not give more than, one-half the ENV;
, ,r 1
'a-et , it
' . '4.•*.:
Sr Louis, July 23, 1858. 1 ,-