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   Washington Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - January 27, 1860, Washington, Indiana                                 — - -• . ^ ^ -- r  S* F, Borrall,  niassT THSSIT q-O ÍÍ.HSAD'^'  ______' _ ■ - • ■ ______  and  VOLUME 6.  WASHINttÓN, INDIANA, JASÜARY  NUMBl  Written for The WáshiDgton Weekly Telegrapb.  MINNIE GRAHAM  o R  no HEART TO Gl VE.  A tale of love ander difficult circnmstances,  BY  ■GEORGE E. FAY.  •^A'child teacli her father! These are mrely enlightened days we now live  ; ■ «Well»i)«rmita^had to lead you for •once; if 80, it will be well. Goto your •apartment, and in one hour I shall meet ^ ypu there and Mark will leave your bouse.'  fTo enter it no more,* sj)al£e Mark. A silence of perhaps five miuutes «lapMd, at'the endof which Mr. Graham tioi^ewbat cooled down, drew out his ' vwatph, and noting the time said: • ' iWell, since Iaaotiifit submit to an iu-;>Buit, iiiwfli 4b it with as good grace as ■ irikjr be; but mark you sir; if you are : ¿ere oneminute after an hour longer, , you shall by force be ejected from my : hose, and worse, you may depend upon beiiig called to account to-morrow for the insultd you have given me to-night; now mark it.'  So saying Graham turned himself and , left the room; but Mark Bentley bit his lips in rage. Everything come so unexpected that from the most profound astonishment he was forced into a violent passion. He had never before felt such .emotions and commotions of heart, and now that Graham had gotie; he stood for :a few =moments as if fixed to the spot.  Minnie had kept her self possession well until h6r father left the room, and ■then !she became pale, agitated and much .excited. She burst into a flood of tears, .as she, leaning on her lover's arm, reach-iCd. the sofa and seated herself.  Time was noAV precious to them, but preciou's as it was, a quarter of an hour had elapsed before either could speak.— Mark was first to break the silence, he said:'  'From happiness to unhappiness, from the most ecstatic delight, to the bitterest and keenest pangs of pain have we hurried dear angel.I was rude to your father; i)ut, human nature gave way, I 'could not help it, forgive me dearest, for-igive me.'  'Ah, Mark! he was in a terrible rage. I can only forgive you; aye, more, I feel myself thine, therefore lie should have lespected you, but let it pass. Hope on, trust your God.'  •Bless you, Minnie. These are comforting words, but we must not waste time. My visit hero to-night was to learn the meaning of your strange talk last night.'  'And have you not learned what I meant?'  'How could I?' .T 'By what has transpired to-night.' 'I cannot comprehend.'  I feared as I told you, or at lel^^kaid there were those who loved itne,T^se affections I wished to be pla-c<id on some other one. My father wants zne tojBArry Alfred Clinton, so you now eeey you now fully understand the meaning of my words last ni^ht.  fToowelll do. d, Minnie, it is all over now, our love must bo broken; we will never be united.'  'Mark! say not so. Fates have not decreed" it so. Too long have we loved, too ,weU h^yaweilpved to be thus separated. No, no, say not so again.'  'But Minnie, everything looks dark iin4/glbpiny,now.' , i '*^ it does, but we must not lose our hope/  'But Jioyr qnd where are we to meet? To be , deprived of your company at times when the cares of this sad world ait, so heavily on.me, is to be deprived of ¿11 the happiness, earth may afford  j ; *Why» Mark, you look at the dark el^ of ©very picture.' ' /To ine, the picture view at present, precepts no other side.'  'Ko, not at present, but only hope.'  •Ah! hopS lures lis on. It has lured ■iatoii for years. ; When you were but a child,'and sung your " simple childlike BoipgBiiait the humble abode of my good ^thecr hiope whispered, 'she will yet l^iy^ttra.'. liVhenyears had rolled by, an4; I v^tei^d manhood, and stepped out Ti]^on the arena of life, and when I saw and admired you the fairest of the fair, hopo still whispered, 'she will yet be  yours.' But now, just as I had believed myself ready to realize all the joy, all the bliss, and all the happiness of calling thee by that most endearing title—wife, my hopes are crushed, I am driven from your father's house, and all, all to me is lost.'  'Heaven forbid! Talk, not thus, you fill my soul with sorrow. 0! to once think of losing thee, is to distract the brain. Nay, nay, we must hope, we must trust in God. He will surely protect you, will protect us both, and we will yet be happy.'  'God grant it. But my dearest, we must part. The time lias flown swiftly by.'  'To meet again.'  'Who can tell?'  'We will though. In the garden we will meet often.'  'Well, I shall come at your bidding, so now Minnie, dark as the hour is, let us part; but first let me impl||ss on that fair brow, one more kiss.'  The lovers were locked in each others embrace. The emotions of their hearts may better be imagined than described. Both had fearful forebodings as to the result of what had transpired that night. But the clock struck, and told them they must separate; it was like breaking heart string's to do so.  A'  'Wellj I shall challenge him. Yes, will do it this day„ As it now stands he has the girl's heart, and whilst he »lives I can only gain her hand, and even this is a matter of doubt. Then he soliloquized: 'And even if he should kill me, it will only be »an end of'the aft fair, so far as I am concerned, and since I have began to go down hill, my business began to fall oflf, theri^is no telling —unless I get' to handle some of the Graham's money—how soon I may become bankrupt.' He then asked; But who will be my second? - Who will bear the chalenge?'  'I will be your second, and I will bear your challenge,' answered Arthur Gray. ^ : -  'Ah, well that will do. Ink and paper, envelops &c., if^ you please, Jack.' - r Quickly he penned an insulting letter and a challenge, then folded and sealed them, then placed them in the hands of the man who had injured him, to bear them to the noble hearted Mark Bentley. This done, he drained a cup of its contents of poison, and left the place at Avhich thousands had been ruined, and from which sent to perdition. Slowly he Avalked along the street, pondering about the strange turn things had taken. He again soliloquised:  'At present I am supposed to bo rich, but alas! it is not so. CcKild the veil be lifted, and every man see my real condition, disgrace would quickly fall upon me with all its crushing power. I must wed this girl, or I am ruined. That old fool asked, 'what would her hand be worth without her heart?' What do I care for her heart? I want money. Already I have squandered a very large portion of my estate, already I owe—  CHAPTER IV.. LFRED Clinton had for the first time, become so much intoxicated that he knew not what he had done, so when the second morning broke after this revel, and he found himself thus disfigured, and not recollecting the particulars of the affray, he scarcely knew what to do. However he determined to ascertain all about it, and not having a distinct remembrance as to who had been his combatant, he posted off in haste to ascertain the facts in the case.  As his combatant, Arthur Gray, had feared a collision would ensue, and that Alfred Clinton would prove too powerful for him, or that he might be called out in a duel, he concluded to get at once about setting the matter right. He called early on the saloon keeper the second morning, and the two were endeavoring to conjure up some plan by which the ugly affair might be disposed of to the satisfaction of all parties. Whilst in conversation, Alfred Clinton very suddenly entered the saloon, and as quickly and abruptly asked:  'Jack, who struck me night before last? By heavens I believe it was that scoundrel Mark Bently, but to be sure of it before I called him to account, I concluded to come here and ask. Say, was it not that rascal?'  A wink from Arthur Gray had told Jack what to answer, so he did.  'Yes, Mr. Clinton, that was the man, Mr. Gray here can testify to the fact of it.'  'I thought so. Now by the powers above me I will have revenge,—I have a just cause now—I am justifiable in a rash act, and I will do one. He has crossed my path once too often, and for this, by the gods of war I will—'  H'old, Alfred,' cried Arthur Gray, 'do not become so excited, perhaps he will apologise.'  'No apology is wanting—none will be accepted.'  'But what were you about to say?' 'I was about to say that I would call on him and inflict a wound in his heart for inflicting one in mine. He has crossed between me and the one I lov#, and by the gods he shall pay dearly for it.'  'Hold, there, again. You would not hazard .your reputation, freedom, and perhaps your life by killing such a man as this? Better challenge him to fight you.'  'Well, perhaps I had. Yes, though he be a'dog; this will be mpre like a legal way of settling the matter. But he might kill me!'  'He must bo a good shot then. This I think is not likely to bo the case, dare say he never practiced a dozen shots in all his Hfe.'  God only knows Iioav mucli—enough I know to bankrupt me if it were paid.— But I must save myself, I must I will wed Minnie Graham, heart or no heart. But stop—let me see—I vrill call on Mr. Graham; I will tell him of my insult; I will tell him how the matter is to be settled; yes, he must know it.'  A quarter of an hour's Avalk brought him to the business house of Mr. Graham. So soon a;." Alfred Clinton had entered, Mr. Graham came forward to meet him. Very cordially ho grasped the yonng man by the hand, and very kindly did ho invite him to be seated, but just then he discovered the bandage that covered the v/ound which Alfred had received in his drunken revel. He asked:  What, my good fellow, have you been having a knock down?'  Well, Mr. Graham, to be plain with you I must say that I got a knock down, and I have como to ask your advice about certain steps I have taken, and am about to take.'  'Well, my dear sir, I hope nothing serious has happened.'  Not serious as yet, but it may turn out so.'  'Well, but you excite me. Tell me at once. I must know.'  ' 'Tis nothing more nor less than this night before last, as I was returning home from your residence, suddenly there stepped out before me, a man with a large club. The man was Mark Bentley. He struck me as you see here, then left, supposing no doubt that he had taken my life; however, I soon revived, and just at this time friends came along, and I Avas taken to my home. I have evidence to prove it. I could certainly send him to the gallows, but I have determined to settle the matter otherwise than by law, I shall fight a duel Avith him.'  'No.'  'It must be so.'  Heavens! Why, man, you must he crazy. He may kill you.'  'It can't be avoided now.'  'Why, you have not sent him a challenge, have you?'  'I have. Not one hour ago I placed it in the hands of a person who Avill—or who has ere this, delivered it to him. I also penned a letter, so grossly insulting, that he will most assuredly accept the challenge.'  'My God, young man, this is bad work.'  And had as it may be, it must be done. Besides the base attack he made upon me last night, I feel that he has won your daughter, and to secure her myself, he must be disposed of; or, if he should kill me, why better die by the hands of an enemy, than of love for one I cannot win.'  'But you cannot hopo to gain her heart after you have killed the one she does love?'  'The duel will be all a secret—so when he comes not to visit her, she will learn to forget him.'  'And all this might have: been avoided had you called on me for advice early this morning, instead of taking these steps. Last night Bentley was at my house. Wo had some very severe Avords. I ordered him to leave my house, but my daughter plead for his company for an hour, which I granted, with the understanding that he enter it no more, after his departure la^tjnight.' 'Indeed, this ;^'nnfortunate.' 'Truly so, sir;"; and besides,: I have swprn that my daughter shall not AA^ed this man, eA'en. were he possessed of half a kingdom.' .  'But.the duel must be fought.' 'Why not have him arrested?'' 'But.do you hot see the trouble? No one saw him but me. ,1 was in a dark place. It might be argued that I Avas mistaken, and he could no doubt prove his innocence. You see the chances are against ine, although I might cause him to hang, it is-uncertain.'  'Well, upon the whole, your steps may prove wise ones, at least I hope so; but I would most earnestly entreat you to move carefully in the matter.' So I will.' •  Let me knoAV soon hoAv you fight, where you fight, and all about it.. .Come often; I shall know no pej^e of mind until I know this villain has' ' been punished.'  'You shall be advised, so good morning sir.'  The reader can now see the deep plot that Avas laid for an innocent one, and form some kind of an idea of the dark trials through which he is about to bo called to pass; bu.t his imagination Avill perhaps fail to picture them as they Avere really to appear to him. As for Minnie, let us hope she has fortitude of herself, and confidence in her God, to sustain her through all her trials.  CHAPTER V.  ARK Bentley was not dreaming of the fact that he Avas soon to be chai-leno-ed to mortal combat when he entered  O  his Avork shop, and as usual engaged in the duties of the day. But it was so.— He had not been long at work, when Arthur Gray entered the work shop and enquired for Mark. Being, told of his Avhereabouts, ho at once sought him and placed in his hands the letter and the challenge. He read the letter first, so when it was finished he AA'as in the most violent rage,'"''and Avas so thrown ofí" his ballance, that he was compjetely overcome Avith the angry eráotions of his heart. He then read the challenge, which more greatly exasperated him, and at once with that promptitude and de-cission that ahvays characterised him; wrote, Avithout uttering a word, an acceptance of the challenge, choosing his Aveapons, &o., stating that the seconds could fix the day; that he Avas ready at any time.  In a moment the coAvardly villain who had brought about this sad and lamentable affair, AA'-as gone,'and in h^^s. - hour had borne the acceptance to^HPl Clinton. As he threw it down he said:  'Noav, sir, Ave Avill see if there be fight in him.'  Alfred Clinton read it, then said:  'Fix the time. Go tell him to choose his second, I am also ready.'  'Of course he does.'  'He accepts, does he?'  'Then you will soon put him 'out of your way.'  'Perhaps. But go noAv and see him, learn his second, then fix the timé and place at once; but mark you, see that all be done secretly, let none knoAv of it except himself, his second and one more friend. I shall take one more beside you, so let the dog have one also; See here, this is a conflict which is to end fatally one Avay or the other, so we want no sur-ireons. Noav go.' '  A few hours more, and the Avhole of the arrangements Avere made. The duel Avas to take place in a dense Avood some ten miles from the city. The cohditions of secrecy, no surgeon and all, were agreed to by Mark, so fnothing more remained but for him to practice with his revolver for the two days yet before the duel; at least he thought so, but it was not so. About the middle of the after' noon, a note Avas placed in his hands, Avhich when his eyes fell upon it, at once created the most intense feelings of excitement in his breast. The hand-Avriting on the euA'elope he Avell knew, ho had often in days gone by, had his own hand directed by the one which wrote tremblingly his name there." Wo will not endeavor to portray thtó emotions of his heart at that time, we couM not if wished to do so. He opoiiodUndioíiá.'"  'Dear" Mark:— ' '  ' ■ Father has just come  home.. He isin a terrible rage about you. I.fear something, awful is about - to take place.. Meet me, 0., .Mark, fail not to meet me at eight to-night, in the garden^ Heaven avert the evils that seem to crowd upon us. ' Your Minnie.  Poor Mark, for thé first time in many years had he shed tears, and for the first tiuie in all his life he Avished that he had never knoAvn nor loved the fair one whose soul seemed wrapped up in his. All that evening his mind was filled Avith fearful forebodings. He could hardly get the consent of his OA\^n mind to meet the dear angel of his life; bulhe said:  may never meet her again. One thilig I knoAv, there is something which alike with Minnie, tells me| that some terrible event is about to take place. But I will go.' .'  We Avill not tire the reader by telling his soliloquies, his hopes and his fears, but Avill pass ovefthe feAv hours thafin-terA-ened betAveen the time of his receiving the note, and his meeting with Minnie.  The hour of eigh t had arriA^ed. There in the garden sat one of the most beautiful and holy beings that earth CA^er knew. Dark shades had settled about her mind. She was waiting for the only one Avho could drive these shades away, and even him she had reason to fear that darker clouds Avould o'ershadoAv the soul, than ever had darkened the mind. For some moments she sat Avaitinii—she said:  It is after 'the hour now. He was never late before. ^Vhat can this all mean?'  A feAv moments more passed away, but no sign of the one she loved. Her heart began to have the most fearful forebodings; she fell in a deep reverie which lasted she kneAv not hoAV long, when a hand Avas laid on her head, while the Avell knewn voice of Mark Bentley '.A'as heard.  'Does not my dearest note my coming?' '0, Mark! how could you be so cruel as to keep me Avaiting?'  'I was dogged by a spy, and had to go home after I had started, in order to evade detection. I then had to go out the back Avay, after having disguised myself, but now dearest I am here, ^and AA'itha sad and sorroAvful heart. But why did you summon me?'  'Be seated, and I will tell you.' 'Proceed then.'  'I fear something terrible is about to take place. I neA^er saw nay father in such a rage as he Avas to day. He even threatened to cane you if he saw you.^— This is all I had to communicate on this subject, so I presume you know something of the cause of this outburst of rage on his part, if so, tell me.'  For some time Mark > spoke not. He could not speak. Little ' he knew of the lie his rival hak spoken to Mr, Graham, but liiTich did he knoAV of the things that had transpired that day. He feared to tell Minnie, lest her grief should otercome her, or her loA-e and fond entreaties overcome him, and cause him tc act the part of a coAvard.  To be continueu.  Specimens of the cohten'ts of the . neAv Avork by the editor of the 'Louisville Journal,' entitled Prentxceana, jn.'^t published, and which .Avill be sent, postpaid, on receipt of One Dollar, by Derby & Jacksen, Publishei's,. Ncav York.  A Mr. Archer lias been sent .tol tlje Ohio penitentiary for marrying throe wives, suffice?'  Insatiate. Archer! could not one  The editor of a western pa]:)er recently fancied'himself 'a live ox;' biit siuco our rough, handling of lihu,' he is. beginning to conc],ud:e .that; he is only jerked: beef  The 'Southerti: Licrcliry' says that Mr. P. 0, Thomas 'has received his:com-mission as Postmaster.' So, there's post-office gone to-P.. b. T.  A Pittsburg paper aays, in an .obituary notice of an old Iftdy, ilip.t 'she bore liei husband twenty chiidten' arid noA-er gave him across word.' She must have obeyed the good old precept—f'bear and forbear.'  A Newbern paper says tliat Mrs: Alice Day of that city, was' lately delivered of four sturdy boys. We. know riot what a Day may bring forth...  A Buffalo , paper announces that Dr. Brandreth has introduced a bill into the Legislature. Is the editor sure that he minded his p's in his announcemant?  The editor of the Boston 'Liberator calls upon the ladies of the North to make use of nothing-that is produced by slave labor. He needn't expect them not to use cotton. They Avill, not expel so old a friend from their bosoms.  A lady correspondent, Avho "professes to be horrified at the ihdelicacv of our  had  paper, threatens for the furare to set her foot oh every copy she sees. Sh( better not. Our paper has i'3 in it.  - Tvvo raeni Joseph Sparks ' Flinfcj i wsre , . assailed in . the' ' Baltimpre, a fe w nights ago,!^by a" shoTilder ., hitters, , Flint, - v/as doAvn,' but his companion escaped?, Hig-ht. When tlicf scoupdrels. hit Flitii Sparks fffew. ■ V ^  ... ■ V • "¡t^  Mr. William Ho63', was robbed W Corinth, Ah''-» on the 13th inat." ;G!orinth pa  isgays that the name dîÈil  hi^^aymJïn îs.ùïfe'iûwn, but there i^ó. % dóù^thatAie Hood.  îeï i  í  f ■  ifc  Wanted to S'pose f. Case.  AndreAV Walker Avas complainod of for removing house cftal . from a saloon in Court Street. Andrew had an excuse tc offer for his defcnce—all men Avhen they commit faults or crimes, are prolific in apologes, and Andrew was not exempt from the common lot. . 'Jukge,' said the defendant, 'I want to s'pose a case.'  The court was Avilling to hear any supposition that he mignt otfer.  'Well, now, 's'pose you owned a hog, a jolly fat hog', and that hog should squeal for something to eat, and you kneAv that CA-ery squeal took off' half a pound of fat and you had not got anything to give it how should you feel hey?'  His honor moved uneasily in his seat, as though ho couldn't see the point of the argument. . '  'I know hoAV you'd feel,' the defendant continued, 'you'd get SAvill, or- perish in the attempt.. That's Avhat I'a'o done-fine me if you Avill—I shall save my bacon,'  'He was fined five dollars and costs.  ^^ An association has biaen foimec. at .San Francisco, Avith the intendono of einÌ3racing the whole State, for the pur pose of excluding the Chinese from all employment except the lowest kind»'  It is better to love a person you cannot marry, than; to marry a person you cannot love.  The Common opinion is that^Ws should take good care of children at jUI seasons of the year, but it is Avell enough iii Hvinter to let them slide. '  A writer in a Virginia paper devotes three columns to describinjjy the great Blue Ridge Tunnel. Wo hardly which is the greatest bore, {the tumfpl qv the description of it.  W. H. Hooe, a postmaster in Vermfnt,\ publishes thiit two hundred dollars oi^the public funds are missing from his o^ce, and ho asks 'Avho has got the money?' Possibley echo may answer—^Hooö.  The editor of an Indiana' paper says, 'more villiany is on foot.' We suppose the editor has lost his horse.  A party of our,_ friends, last Aveek, chased a fox thirty-six hours. :They actually 'ran the thing into the ground.'  Tlie New York Evening Post'says a man 'cannot be active and quiescent at the same time.' There may be some doubt of that. Some fellows bustle aboiit terribly and yet lie still.  Messrs. Bell & Topp, of the 'N. C. Gazette,' say that 'Prentices ai^.made to serve masters.' Well, Bells were made to be hung and Topps to be gAvhipped.  Mrs. Charity Perkins, came near dying of poison a feAv days ago. A sister of Charity Avas suspected of having administered the dose.  A. K. says that he expects, to be able in a short time to pay everytBhig that he owes in this Avorld. Ay, but there's a heavy debt that hepias got to settle in the other world. There'll be the devil to  Mr. Z. Round an old and valued friend of purs, Av'as recently elected magistrate in Wisconsin. That, Ave suppose, is Avhat our Wisconsin friends consider squiring a circle.  A Rocky Mountain correspondent of the N., Y. Post,' Avho Avrites himself 'Henry E. Land,' describes Oregon as tho most delightful country in the world. Our citizens, if they choose, can go out there and see 'how the Land lies.'  We Avere considerably amused by an account that Ave lately saw of a remarkable duel. There Avere six men upon the ground and six misses.  A Mr. J. Bl<ack, declares for the disslution of the ÜniOri. Let him have a traitor's reAvard:  'Huugjbe the heavens. Avith Black.'  The Ohio.River is getting lowerevery day. It has almost ceased to run. Ail wholookafcitcan at once perceive that it exhibits very little speed, but a great deal of bottom,  A young AvidoAV has established pistol-galleiy in Now Orleans. Hor qualifications as a' teacher of the art of duelling are of course imdoudted; shö has killed her man.  A NeAv England writer says that It has been found that negroes can be better trusted than Syhito men, not, to betray secrets^ We suppose this is upon the prinoipalo that they always 'keep dark.'  Mrs. Lucy Hill complains, in an Arkansas paper,''that her nophoAv has trampled upon her rights and feelings  Tho rrraceless vouncr riiSfial should n't, Hi  A; Mr. I^Btley has been indictodtL. Mabfima ij^'. striking a stranger wit* an axe.' IM €ays he didn't know hn that ^the stilanger AViis a vrobberi: didn'tknoAv.Wd so he axed him.  A quizzical in Arkansas, avho rejoicei^ " in the rather qixizzcal name of Harry , _ Hln-ry', says that 'truth is generally slow in its progT'ess,' Probably it is never in such a Hurry as he.  A young lady of New Orleans, who recently performed a remarkable feat itt ^ roAving, has been presented with a beauti-ful ya-Al A smack would have bee?t naore appropriate. t t'  A man in our State, who attempted ts^ 1 hug a beautiful yonng woman, Mis^.. , ^ Len^on, has sued her for striking him iR\'; the eye.. Why should a fellow squeeze . aLemon unless he Avants a-punch? '' J,-^  Mr. J. S. Fall, a Mississippi editor,' asksjv;hen Ave shall get wise. .Undouuted^ Ip before Fall, if ever. ^  Mr, Henry A, Rhule says, in a Miss-' _ ^ iqsippi paper, .that he has 'worked zeal-oiisly' for' the administration,' Noav let i" him turn and Avork faithfully against it. "Tis a poor Rule that Avon't work both' way S.Mr, and Mrs. Brewer, of Wayne' County, . have tAventy-two- children. Theirs is, perhaps, the most extensive brewery in the West.,  The 'Beaver Argus' records the mar- ^ ^'' riage of John Coburn, only three feet high. No Avonder he wanted to get ;pliced,  A man named J. S. Bill has set up a shaving shop in one of our western cities^ We know him *of eld. Whenever he takes' off his. beard, he shaves a bad Bill.  An impudent anonymous correspon-' dent, ^-ning 'himself 'Ned Bucket/ ' expre'plK the wish that Ave were dead, i Very Avell—lot him show himself in ; person, and avc jDledge ourselves to .'kick-theBixcket.'  A^ Southern lady has abandoned the Shaker establishment near Popinsville,jto marry Mr. James Bean, aged seventy-five. She must be found of.dried beans.'  A handsome young fellow in New York, in great distress for want of money., married last week a rich old woman of seventy. He Avas no doubt miserable for. the Avant of money and she for the want of a husband; and'misery makes Strang;-bedfelloAYS.'  A father and son, Anthony and-Thomas Screw, escaped on the 15th ult., from the Wetumpka jail. There are two ScreAvs loose. .  A lady in Montreal, on the 1st, recoA-er-ed {^2,000 of a Maj. Breeckford for hugging and kissing her rather roughly. She ought to set a high value on the money, she. got it by a tight squeze ■  ^ilfí-Ú  j?^ Mrs. Adams, the landlady w,ho recently eloped from Brooklyn, N. Y,, with a man named Myers, leaving aa agreeable husband, has got Wk. She got tired of her bargain before the steamer was out of sight of land, and persuaded her paramour to take the first, retura steamer.  'A' king,* says some writer of laconics, 'may be a tool; a thing of straw; but if he serves to frighten our enemies and secure our prorerty, it is well enough; a scarecrow is a thing of straw, but it protects the corn/  fMi^:  , .¿S^Envy is increased inexact proportion with fame. ' The man that makes a charabteer makes enemies. A radlaiit. genius Calls forth swarms of peevish, bitting, stinging, insect8,just as the sunshine awakens the world of flies.  The Key ' that Unlocks the Se- / crets of the Heart—Whis key. I-  JS^ A popular author says: 'If 1 were disposed,to envy, the subject of my envy' would be a healthy young man^ in full possessicn of his strength, and faculties, ^oing forth in the morning to work for his Avife and children, andbringinjf them home his Avages at night.'  old bachelor says a  rascally  admits that he was in the  ^ A man frequently wrong) buta woman never—eho was only mistaken.  Doga arc saiclto speak with their tails. Would it be proper to call' i short tailed dog stump orator? , > •  , ^ uvv." ■ -  quickest way make *eye yourn^se agaiiista lamp-  ^^An old ne^ro slumbering with his feet pointing to a^re;.t)pens one eyeiu;^ got a glimpse of them» as they staitd tip in the obscurity; roisiakes them for itifo little negroes, .and cries. 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