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HOLTON & WILLIAMSON,
T. J. HOLTOX, Puoi'RitTOR.
The Nortll-CnroliiiB Whi will lie afforded to
luiimribera nt TWO DOI.I.AK.S in nilvmnc, or
1VVO IXU.I.AKM AND FIFTY CENTS if ..,y.
irtit tin delayed dir tlireo month., and 'I'll l( 1-1:
Utll.liAUS it Hie end if the year. No paprr ill
fcc discontinued until all arrearage am paid, ex
cept at the- option of the Kditura.
Ailvcrtinciiiouta inner ted at Our Dollar icr quar
16 iinra or U'M, thu aixud tyie) fur tho fiml inner"
liun and 2j cciita fur tai.li cntiiiunni c. Court ail
vtrtiacmcnls and Sti rilfa Bulla eliari;id if., per
cent, higher i " deduction 3.1 prr cent, will
be node from the regular price i, foraiivcrtiarra by
the fear. Ad vcrtifeincnU inwrte.t inontlily nr
auarlerly, t H I' aquare for cacli tune. Semi
monthly 7j ccnl per aquare fur each time.
llf It-ttera on bustll'sn mint lie direeliil to
the Hilitora. Letters muat be poat.puid nr tliejr
wilt not l attended tu.
f Patinenta fin he made toeillirr.'
If Pnatmaitera are authoriieJ lo aet aa agrnta.
Thr l,i?Lt of i'liiitf.
T'i? I-tg-it tl Home! how Lntit it Iwnnn
htit etcoitt iliaIia nrounJ Ui full !
Afi-I frtiMt iUe jutlice tar it j;,r
To lore, tu rt imI comfort call,
Wnrn Utrti with the toili (' tiny.
Tlie strifu lur fitory. fUi or Ini.e.
How rnrerl to f-rk tte ijutt l way
H in tc l(jift; Iijia u ill Jip niir name
Around the Liht nt ir
When, through the dirk and tunny tnIil,
Ttic wrary wii(lcrr Imhih Wdird iur ;
Haw rhrrrniff t thitt twthklinc lihl
Whprh through llic ftrit ifltK.nt he a,iirt
It U the Kijht at IIkiii ; lw
'I'h4t hiiHf lirrls ill prrrt htm tlirre.
And aoltJy llirituffh hi bnntt alc-tla
'I'm joy iiitii tnv (hl ttlh tart,
Arund the I.iht at ll-.mr.
Ttie I.iht at Home! mhvcVr at lat
It jrtxt the ii.'tit tlifMcigh (. atortn.
II - ft t in no mure thr chilling U1
That brnli ujHn lua mnniy inrm.
faot-p yfjr ufon the ri have fleil,
Hi nee Mary a;avr h r n-trtin? kia.
But lis aati tear, which then a he aM H,
Witl ihw be ptid ith rituroua bl.,
Amund the 1 j; lit ai tlwi.c,
TiC Light at IIoiiic how and aweet
It pepa Iruni yitiidt f ruttuge dHir
Tf't" w-jifjr laborer lo creel
Whrn the rniij;h tun day are o'rr !
fMts t!ie iw'iH lhat li'ic (K't artim-
'ftr blraamra that Urn beama HMlTt,
The rhrcrful Impea an1 joyt lint fl'-w,
Abd hthlm tip the ht-atit hurl
Around the I.ijht of lloiu !
THE IHAMOXU KIMJ;
THE ASTROLOGER'S STPATAGEZI.
A TAI.E OF IKSTO IN 177j.
BT OLIVER Ol'TIe. fuSTIMIH.
TIIK ML Itl'dl. .
Punctually to his appointment. Col
I'onfll went l.i the ouldMnitli'a abon the
wit morning. The loan of lire hundred ;
pounds was rtdy; tk necessary papers j
rre ei.cuted. 1'iJ the cflicer. willi a feel- i
itg of deep satisfaction, dr-o,ittd the amount !
- . . . '
ID bis rocket.
" Via ere is Mr. PewrieV asked be.
''lie has not been cen aim-u your i-il
btre yetenlay afternoon," replied the pold
imitli, with a nervous twitch of the bead.
" Is it possible ! Where can he b !"
"I can form no idea. The last I beard
of biui at duritiit tbo quarrel nith his
nephew voir remember the circumstance,"
tid Mr. Wableek fixed an uneasy glanec on
"i d", perfectly well. Have you made
" Ves. I have been to everr rdacc he is
ccuitonicd to visit, but have been uuablo
ti obtain any l.dmgs of bun. His bed was
hot uccupiud last uight."
" My daughter's ring was on his finger at
the time I called upon you. Mr. uldcck
"parched, l,ui (he ring roul 1 not be fouud.
".Vothin bis happened to bini, I trust."
"Since I esine into the shop this morning
itil learneil he was not iu the bouse, I have
Kit the most (floouijr doubts."
"Whore is his villainous neiihew"' and
Colom l I'owell acowlcil at the mention ofi''
ll'i b.n pot been seen since the fpiarrel
ith his uncle. Probably you had the last
interview with him."
Ike events of the previous evening;, as the
reader hat suspecUd, were known to him ;
'idfcd, he had followed Robert Hewrie,
id given .Colonel Powell the information
bich had made him a listener at the di-"lug-room
" I he iiuarrel has not reaulled in anything
x-rmus, has it!" asked Colonel Powell, with
glance of iiitclligcneo it the other.
"No, tho young man is, in tho main, a
tcrJf ood fellow.'"
" Lut, iu his passion, has ho not made way
"ith tho old man!"
"Impossible! he could never be guilty of
!"cb an net."
I'erhaps not; but my own opinion of the
J'-umj follow is anything but favorable."
" Yon wrong bini by such a suspicion. I
ure you be is a very worthy man; and
s to any in, moral or criminal act, ho is ut
ll fly itic-.puhl, f tm"
" I'erhaps he is. Hut have you searched
Vm, every part of it."
'Where docs he Vep his valuables!''
Mr. Wabie.-L L.;i.U
bco replind that they were scattered about
"! various hiding places, he believed; he
'' i'it know wliVre.
rTmrrTir rrni mj
" Have you examined IV cellar ?"
Mr. Waldeck acknowledged that the
thought of searching tlto cellar had ntver
occurred to bini (lint it as n mere lumber
room, rarely visited by i. v
Colonel Powell, who, in
his pi . iu'
llobert Devvric, was hu hoi in"
ino.-t terrible tu
searched tii(. ee
pici. ii ot Imii, proposed to
ir. nldcek. protestitiL'
. n i
thiit it was ikcI,,,, nsM-ntcd, and the trap!
Uouf rt'ised. As they were about to ,
Ueoccud, two of the neighbors, who bad j
been cnai;cd in the search, entered the
ti . ',.i . ,
Miop. 1 hey were rcftie!tcd to aceotn,aiiy
thu others, and llin four H..er.t.il.wl ..., i
. .... inn .
(ill the bottom of the cellar lay tins hut
of the missing man.
, . t " u:" v. i in i iic
more closely," Raid Powell, as lie Rtooped
over ta examine more particularly the pot,
which at partially obscured by the dark -
tifH of the cellar.
"Good liciivciis ! hero is blood!" cx-
" l l.rA iu a el ii a ii ti4i.-i . l.t .
cuiineu ne, as l:U eyes rested on a lar-e
"Ay, it is blood!" repeated one of the
, 1. , , . . .
"Great Cod ! is it possible ? Arc you'
tire it is blood, Lolone! .' said .Mr. uldcck,
in n ulilittj trctiiulous tone.
" n!oMl ? certainly, Mr ! I Imv hiu n
Iotj enough a noMicr to know Mood whrn I
fee it," r j,Iird the Colom-l. Jiut I'.-t us I .jk
14 Here is a ltiiifc," ui one of tin- men,
who was cnpiii-d in the setm-li, hi?
fickofl up a lon-hlai'tfd jack-knifi-.
j ' AnJ com rt-d with hi.l,'' aili!i-d (,(..iu-l
lowcll. as he touk (he ktiilV. " '1 his louks
j liko foul pn v.'
j "It .Iocs," twWil r k-iM Mr. M'.lhc
i hoe ii-rvf? wi;c t-Trilly ti it at ..
j "Ay, thi-rt; has li'tn tnurtKr Inn fuul.
, cold-l-locdt'd mnrJcr!'' -xclaitm d Colon I
i Powell. Hut i) whom do( g this knif.- o
IoiiV and he ajijiroai.-l-fi t ! iittlu winu
I whirl) shed a few faint rays upon tho mvi,.-.
lit rc is a nauii'." coiitinucd In-, as he !i--
jeovcri'd a uvuli iiv r Iut? on tin; lnn.lli;
but it is so .stained wiih blood that I c:
not rend it."
j V.'ith his handkerchief l,e rubbed the
j blood from the plate, ami apprn.u ind still
! nearer the window to rea l the name."
I "My s j-pii'i,-ui i, nut unf.iiiu. ied," sail
j Col. I'uwcll. " The iiami is R jU , I. Iloni'-."
"My (Jod !"' exclaimed U'aldi tk ; " it can-
"I fear it is too true; and tho murder
must have been Coiiiiniited ill this pla. e
(Now, where is the body: Look around,
eji ntliiiicii, look around, and s e if there are
j any iud u-ati jui of tiic jrjund haling Le. :i
j 'J he party all di'.ig. n!ly namined the
, belt. mi of the Cellar, but the earth ii pcart'l
I le t t i have b'eeu dinturic I.
j " This i singular, sai l " .1 mel l'e . '.!
I very singular. Could the tody Lave been
i rni'ived durine the iiiglit! '
' ! " T bwre is a pasage way to thj street;
' but it has nnt been opened to my knowledge,
for years," taid Waldeck.
'J ho door w ay was examined, an 1 there
! were evidences that it bad been '(iiite r...
' crntly opened. A light was pi cureil, at.d
a neire pariiciibir
' scv.-r.il smear- of I I
i n!. It w ;
n (!i-e! i-. I
n jdnitl that
!' tiie cellar,
the body had 1 "en rem i".
i. fui thcr search w..t iu.t
jpo--ible, anytbii.g whie'i w
. I...I i i .. e ,.t .
le t 1
...ii ! thr u.
. ! .: i:
r. tui i, ! !
. IIJ.il Oil I ill .".
was found, and th
l i; 'I. h bad L
ai! that a i , : .
tin v :. .
ii. : i ' ,i
.'-. I ) C.ltiVIIICC
t rpi -trilled, and
tier" v : . . i . - i.nr li vc cvidei:, e to
' ' '' hi rer. I he iiuarn I and
'be thi.-:, tk mif" :m-l tb ab-ei.ce of the
111 1'bew, .l con-pir. d to throw the guilt
"I"'' bun Rut cvn wiih this apparetitly
ov.-rv helming testimony, M'. " nblcek con-
... i t. .i' i . i i .. . .i
tinned to V'dicvc, or pretend to believe, th
Robert Iewr e could not be the a-sa-sin.
The two 'iiihhurs, satisfied in their own
minds that the young nrin had murdered
his uncle, depaited from the sln p to spread
"Mr. W'aldcck, I have a d ml.le rcasn
f'"" bimcntiiig this unhappy occurrcnc
daughter ring, unless be removeil tt l.elore
hi di-appenrancc, wns on the finger of tin
victim, s I have said before a ring which
no money rould replace; for whose loss
nothing could compensate her. It was be
(pieathed to her by a dying mother nn.l.-r
"y peculiar circumstance, and she v
it bevond comt.ai isoii. I know not bow I
can tell her it is forever lo-t. These arc
the particulars connected with it, and they
are such as to cau" mo much unea-in.'ss."
" Hut, perhaps, t'oloncl, the body may be
found,'' niggf-tcd Mr. Waldeck, looking in
to the face of the other with a blink ti
pression. " It is possible, but not probable. The
villian has tirobablv made his esenne, and
H be long before be show I
again 1V Heavens
! here he is
sai l be.
as ho saw Robert Hewrie, apparently Igiio-
nut nt iKl i.uinfiil circumstances which the
last hour had disclosed, cntf r the sh p.
Tho young patriot certainly appeared to
bo entirely unconcerned and at case. Nod
ding to Colonel l'owcll, anil with a word of
..I ilnli..n l-i WnlileeL in. was about to mis
into the back parlor, w ben the olliccr placed
his hand upon bis shoulder, nnd haughtily
bade him stop. Robert Hewrie turned n
round, and, with a scowl upon bis finely
chiseled brow, was about to hurl his iudig
ua t ion nt the Colonel, when the latter ad
" Robert Hewrie, your crime has found
you out ! you ''
"Colonel Powell, I am not to be intimi
dated ; vou threatened mo last night, but
i i . . i .,1 tion ol conspiracy ami p irnai in-iicc.
yet you nee 1 do not b ar you, liiterrrupleit . ,i , , . i ,
1 bcrt i rusting, therclore, in the luture to redeem
.. ' ' r . f r..,.t..r his name from infamy, be had made his cs
" ioung; man, I accuse vou of a greater j , : '
criino even than treason.
ion are a mur-
" No, no, Coloud, it cannot be tru
' . . . . i. : ... o :. .. ...1 W..I.I....L-
not HCCUsu llllll, inveii'ose" .oii'no.
' . ' U-.H....I-.
" hnt cannot he true. .Mr. Waldeck;
ilo not understand you!" said Robert, calm
ly, but with an auxious glance of inquiry ut
" Hu knows nothing; about it, I knew be
was innocent Thank God he is !" exclaimed
Waldeck, with apparent fervency
Colonel Powell looked with surprise ut
tint jrold.sii.ith, while, .something like a sneer
rented upon his countenance
" Of course be will deny it. After nil the
ains In- bus taken to conceal tho deed, bo
is not, likely to inform against himself."
' l'ciiy w hat, Kir ': Will you tell inc. tho
nieaiiiiiL' of till this?" said the youri' man
; with a ircrt ;re of iiniKilieiice.
" Then you do not know that y?ur uncle
bus been mutdeied La. ly, cruelly .ur-
Murdered ! irood heavens ! no." exclaimed
' , ,, ...
i hoLcrt. " W hen and where was the Jecd
j " TV pretended ignorance will not avail
i you, Piobert Dewrie The evidence already
, ,.i.i .. : l t., i ... -. . i
i i.ij..i n aii ii"i u uuuiH as uj iuu ataaa-
j oin," said C'oiouel Powell uternly.
"My(iod! is it posiMo that I am ae-
! cunl of the foul crime V
" Cut perhaps. Hubert, you e-,n rertlore
the su-iiicion which attaches to vou." miiillv
. added U aldcck.
"liod is my witiu-s that I am entirely
' innocent xclaiiucdli:obert,shriiikirg back
. ... in wu - o i.
"Vou net your part well, youn-r man,"
' rcni.-n ked the l.olotu 1, whose tin ju'fiecs ha 1
convicted the accused, rather than the
picious eii cum -tances.
'Co!"iiel J'owcll, I believe you are a sol
dier and n gentli mail. Recent events have
unlort i. palely made you my ef.emv. Vnit
have, in your rankling heart, already con
demned mc. Is tl.is ju-t '. Is it generous ?
Can you not treat your foe with magnanim
ity?'' and Koi i it Hewrie folded bis ui.n.s in
(iigiiilied eoniposurc, regarding with an eagle
ga." th" ba'i'jbty man before bitn.
' Kol'-rt I'ewrie," said tho nflieer.ifter .1
in e-tiii ii t 1 1-v Palis " it is tru-. vo.i have at-
tcinpt' ii to injure me iu a 'ita
bear you in malice. "'
" It. is faKc, sir ; I h.ive ne
t it jure on in any manner,
d.uii.l.t. r, but the a!!' etioti j.
have not in'tuded mvilf utmii
part, but I
I love vo ir
mail, rs n it now It
gone lortli to yoar l.-ll i
your fellow patriots, t !i t
del i r "
' VVhieii i- f.i' , sir," intcrrapt- Robert,
with mi in ii -: i :i i . t l! i-h, fit' hi- bright eve.
" I am not your j't i'.-e. but the uvidi i:ce
w oil i oi,-igii ..!i to the callow and an ever-
la- !in' l
. tr V, 'olonel. 1 t U'i t'.nf
nient at the
' I would,
p., lb,1; the,
'! uv him to
:l, witli a L'iaiicc
but b t u.s r. tii" to the 1
epic uiil -hortlv int rruj '.
"I i li not
sanl 1! ibert call
The three r t'r to th
itite-r ap :i
w here an cxatniot.ii ,n ,,f (,
en cnie.l. lb. belt was
kllile COVl red W it II 1 1 0' 1 .
str.ick at the si.b
cue.:. He bad b
b, lore, ,e I.
th" rpri rn 1, w bi"
j 1 : ite hi ai 1 1 1
w as com meiiti'd u
t, ati'l proto-t.
!t il ill til'' sic
lie was II
xt ri imii !i
rtunly t -'ide
once Min e the
1! it this, t:
man v 1 1
nied, and npj
" Was I
li-t f. nil
" I d n
if le J o ;
! V ' ) 1 11
t in mv room nt seven :
Mr. U aldeck?" said I.e.
know that vou were, Robert ;
. ii shown, it would be reat
i ai.taee," mid Mr. V aldeck,
in 1 ! r-aa-ive t inc.
I 'id yon ii t eoiiie to m v room about
i t.i.ie . a-ke.l Robert, a.'liast w ti l, :is
i':i. .at the . .M-init b's cool ii. iii.il.
N ! that I reliieinbi I . R.d crt," ali?'. 1 e l
deck, witli a sorrow lul air.
" And did vou no: let n.e have an hundred
are denietited ; you
le. iio.n y .'I n.e.
M I io I 1 Il it e ill it
yonn in an t ;- i his lia
llli ng head.
Robert l'ewrie was overw helnicd by this
line x pee ted e idetiec of the t reachery, ol tic
ciiiiiin.il duplicity of Waldeck, and for a
time endeavored to collect his eattered
scnsis. A sudden thought inspired him
with new energy, and more calmly than he
had acted, he t xamined his pockets for tho
pur-o handed him by aldeck cu the pre
' ll.-re arc the pure aul the m ti' y just
as oii gave t he in io me. Luckily i have
not disturbed cither." ind Robert xten.l
ed tiie purse towards Waldeck.
" Now, I ! od he w ith you, R ibert ; t.us was
your uncle's loirs'," exclaimed th" g'id- t'
smith, as he took it from him. " Here are
Colon. 1 Powcil examined the purse and
recogiii.e I the U tter.-.
" I he evidence is conclusive," said he,
returning the put
' ( lur du-
ty is plain."
Rut Waldeck was unwilling to give the
voung man into the hands ! ju-lice, and,
l'i!e "icy were deliberating up n tin- point,
Robert, bv a hasty tnoe nt, made his c--
Iroin the house Jhroii'.li the back door
He had taken this step, after a ha-ty, but
thorough examination of his pn-ition. The
ili-turbed state of the colony had materially
cll'ected the administration of ju-tiee. 1 Je
ll jury of lovalists, he would have a
'. . - it i : i . .
small chance oi in- inc. 1 1 was eviuciu
that W ableek was conspiring against him,
even while he was manifesting the deepest
i.nxiclv for his safely. The goldsmith'-, de
nial of the laet of h u ling bun the money,
was sufficient to convince bun of the exist
ence of 11 deep-laid plot lor his r.liil. W ai-
live. too. in desirini' to eet
rid of him. l udi r these circumstances, he
determined let to abide the combined ac-
M " j
him, he directed steps towards t ainbridge.
: iililccK s arguments were so siroiig. iiiai
j Colonel Powell yielded the claims of duty,;
i , ... i .i . . l .
Hand permitted the young patriot to depart
I I . j n i '
TIIK IUSrl llSI IIK.
Amelia Powell had passed a night of the
most painful anxiety.
l lic sharer of her
DXT. O-, HSIBIFLTXA-FrTr 18, IS!
t heart'tf fondest emotions bad been banished,
j from her presi nt. ( a been treated with
I tlio most undisr ; '"ontompt. To her
, devoted beart !'... a l ect cause for anx-
iety. Tbo future si o.'ied robbed of its
1 promised bliss, and on y frowned in gloomy
forebodings upon Iter I pi;' I: test hopes.
Her father's L'ay o)d luxurious habiU
cotmiclled hi r to mix ith tho liL'ht-heart-
( . .
cd revclle' in the fab bn of fashion ; but,
deprived of her sours in. nl, it was dUtasto-
ful in the extreme, lu-'itritin the temper-
anient and disposition of a meek and -jvutlc
i i,'. -i-i
mother, her happiness c '3si.,tcd in the most
kimt.in iin.M,ii nf H4. 1'U r..,nn..f..l
...... j-.. h.ij - . j ..ii i. v - ' in "uvi-.... iimiii i. . . ly.iij.uu.tr, niiiiu ui
heaven of the flrcsidn of liomo was more dc-1 Powell uarrattd the revolting particulars of
Mralle than the giddy .i)zes of the dance, the tragedy at the coldsmith's. The suspi-
1. i;,.i, t w ....l r.i . - r .
" " .;;'. v itivw v " .t...j: i .- iii.
The routine of fashionable dissipation to
which her father was devoted was a monot-
onous round of misery to her.
Her introduction lo Robert P?wric had
been entirely accidental. She bad met
. . . . . . . .
htm fearcely a year before, in the hvel of
poverty uiini.-toriiig to the wants of the siif-
fcring. Her beart sympathized with bis
... i.i iiii.i.jn ui line,. i . id ... ..uij en in,
ad handsome face, lighted by a t rk'ht, in-
telligetit eye, now beaiuin with gentle sym-
patiiv ; bis modest, graceful demeanor, and
the re-peetful but earnest gnze of admira
tion be bestowed upcti her all bad contri
bute to engage her heart. Kre the name
of the gentle god had been evoked, f be !ov-
Iu her daily walks of charity she
met him ; occasionally be attended her
home, ami die leari.eil more ol Ii i charac
ter and piursuits. The intelligence that he
was one of the most devoted of the agitators :
bf the day, w hieh the bad obtained from
other sources, fell heavily upon her heart.
This would exclude him from her father's
sympathy, this would be tin: dividing line ,
between them. With much sympathy for,
the ii.jjred eobmi-t-. she could not but e-- ,
tvnn her friend more highly for his c'.-v .-
tion to the welfare of his country. There
w..sa Roman virtue in his composition which
increased her admiration, and appealed more .
citizens ay, to atrm.-ij to nor aiieeiions.
you are a n.ur- Various opportunities for iut"rcour--e' oc
P'lrreJ ; and at a f.rtiag time, Hubert I'.-w-
ri.: had unf.ddej l.i.s heart, and offered it on
the ' brine of h.-r aHVeti'ins. The olTeri,!'
was not disdain:: I, and the reooid of their
devjtioii and tilth- vows was witnessed a
Love. ' . 4-. . r .. I i.- . . -..ii..
i nc Moniiui . reine'i iu uv r.ipi'iijr
itln ring over ao ti ; colonies, and Robert
IJcwrie found nnueii more and more a.icn-
atcd from the view- and sympathies of Col.
w as t-.-j
t 1.0 Set
I. "ii lure
It was a sa 1 thought, but bis soul
c'.uvated, his p itriotism too tiohic,
u.-e 1 IVoiu bis duty even by the sil-
tin - t.ai riot's open lu-art o-iid not
eoi.e. n , i.tiri iv ii.e joy.s ei-.i, .,:,. tc'i n,
ntid W a! feck w as ,.i to susp. ct the la. t.
I'.y th" iid.'plioii "f a system of espionage,
he had sati-.'ied himself that Ilobei t Uewrie
was the rival n.o-t to be dreaded in bis con
fUest of Auieli.i Powell's lic.irt. On the
piei-t ling i.i.-bt he had fi'.ioud him to
( u. en Strc'-t, and revealed to the a-t'-i.i-di-e-1
father the di.-agrecablo Iruth, w hi.di had
enabled li i in to surprise the lovers.
Am- lia, witli a a 1 heart. had s -aieil her
self in the sitting-room. ' The book she
hi 1 1, received no .-:
Her mind was ove
for her Soer. A - -bi-r
j ust rcturiici fi on. '. ..
t l i d the at.artilie.'.t.
of her attention.
1 t J witii anxiety
.. ; thus pondering
- r i -'her, w ho had
' -i-initli's shop, i n
i'roli the events of
the previous night, she expoited to be tr
i d with cold sterniRcss ; but to h-i- surprise,
be greeted lur .vv it Ii even ilore tiian u-ril
eeiitlcuess, atid imprinted afatbeily kiss uf
affection on her cheek.
"You look pale this morning, Amelia ;
you are ill!" said Colonel I'e.vell, in a tone
of solicitude ; for whatever lis faults, what
ever the peculiarities of bis lature, he loved
his daughter, his only child, with an c.u:nt
" No, father. I am quitt well," replied
Amelia; and the tears gatlnred in lur vyi's
her father's "i.titieness Lad melted h.-r
tender h. art. ,
" What ails yon, child! Wliy these tears'1"
and tie loud ii.thet wiped a w.iy the reproach
ing 'iro s.
"Forgive mc, father; forgive mc that I
off., nded you last night."
" Nay, think no more of it, Amelia ; for
g. t him, he is unworthy of your love."
" b i not say so, father ; 1 xive him fond
t'olom l Powell was (listresstd to find that
nfl'air of the previous cvciing, ihieh he
had iiiterriij.tt d, w as not an idle tliilation,
as he had anxiously hoped, lie saw with
the deepest solicitude the inroads w hieh a
siogie night of sorrow had made. Whatev
er his own preju'iiccs against tne inn n in
his daughter with tv hot headed rebel, the
event was lew rendered impossible by the
infamy cf the young patriot. His cxpeii
enee of woman s beait clearly indicated the
danger of ero-sing a fnid an I tender affec
tion like that ol his beloved daughter.
"I trust, my child, you have not irre
trievably bestowed your affections upon this
' young mail," said Col uicl, after a long pause
1 ill which the painful realities of bis daugh
ter's position bad rapidly flitted
A india made
no reply, but gazed with a
siblc anxiety into the face
look of iucxpre
of her lather.
" You must forget bini, Amelia, you mast,
indeed; he is utterly unworthy of you," said
t'olom l Powell, in n s urowful tone.
" No. father, he is all that is maulv, true,
md liut 1 love him for his virtues, for bis
pure an I noble nature, l ou cannot know
him. father: vou are prejudiced nuain-t
him," pleaded Amelia from the mine cf ten-
demcs in her heart.
" I grieve for you, my daughter; but vc
eent events have disdo-ed bis true charac
ter. If be were a di'l'ercnt man, I might
look with favor upon him."
" W hat do you mean, father! What re-
events? I'd you ii ler to the liattiu ol
l.eiin rton? His hcai t is true to bis conn-
trv; if he is at fault, it is because be Las
guided. Ho not condeuiu him for
l w in v clol.l be is even worse than a
; traiur to his country."
" Do not wound mc with these dark words. I be expected that an admini-tration which is
Tell me all ; I ki.ow be is incapable of any 'so distinctly committed in favor of forci"n
basencss." i Crs and foreign influence an this, should
" Your heart deceives yon, Amelia.. The take the back track. I do not suppose that
man you love is a murderer!" J during the present session of Couj-ress any
" A murderer! no, father, no ! Youwrong bill of the kind will receive nnv serious at-
lum, and tho devoted pud clasped will,
' convulsive ei(ery the baml of her father.
"It is too true, mv eliil.l nmv ( .nil I,..
I j j
increiful to you basely arid cruelly Itobert
, Dewi in has. taken the life of his own uncle !".
Thecheck of the stricken daughter bliincb-.
cd. and her frame trembled with thu vio. '
i , . . ,
leiico of h.-r emotions. itb painful cfTort
l.n n 1 1..),. I 1, .. ........ . ,. .. i :i rv.i.
omna -. i. :. ... i. j . . j
n i;n n nau cnniiiiaieo
J her lover, were placed iu the most beart-
j rending minuteness beforo her. Eut she,
Istill fuel and true, refu-ed to beiitve any ill
jof him whose honor and happiness were all
in all to her. Vi'ith an inwaid det. rmii.M.
. .. . " '
tion to elm:,' to him in his hour of peril, as
: she bad wlica his sky bad been couipara-
tively bright, she heard tin; conclusin of
nr. ..iiiur. e iiiii.ju, -ill lllis llJIill I'd luC
'invention of Lis enemies. They miht have
. conpirca to ruin b:::i. let with the cvi -
derirn so palpably a-i.in-t him, fhe could j inhabitant of t he I'nited States. 'J'h,. nc
not but recojruize the omUili cf bis guilt. I cessity of this i i ijui.-itioti shall be made to
" l nu sec,
listened to hi
itulatitiL' himself on the appa
wilh which his daughter had
narration vou see that lioli-
''tt L wrie, even wdiilc ho pressed vou to
. 1 i
lieirt la-t l.ilil, was a nntroeri r .
hand was sl.-iincd with his uccic's 1 ;
" 0 (.iod ! Lis bloody hand ! : exclai'.i.ed"
-he, as the terrible incident of the p-vi n-
ni.lit ru-be.d with uppalliiiL' for-e t le i
iiiiml, conveying the irresistible? conclusion
that her heail's idol wan a tiend.
JI.T delicate narves, already strained to
their utmost tension, could endure no more,
i nd she MU.k faiiitin
into the arms of her
ni IiF. id',1 INL t;i
'THi: .VA'ITR ALIZATIi ). LA .VS-ruL-
' I' V li f Till; KOM.VN' l AIll u.t ( HLit "it.
r iimi. . n. suiitii,
of It'irt.trll-l'irrs, Jim le, 1 s.),'
of Alabama, said :
In flu llnistr
. i l, - . -
-ir. iii'iruiau: 1 ropo-itions have K en
already made in this Hall, and at the other
end of the ':i; itol, to r-pealor modify the
iiaturalir.-itinn laws. That ri'iestimi is n-..
stiming jiroj. Ttintis of con-iderable maeui-
tude. iu laet, sir, it is becoming the great
ijucsiion of the age.' The time has tome
w hen American leri-!i'io.-s will fc? fo...
- --- ."! pe.-p'e to take a
statin upon tins sut. icct ; ami l.elore this
(iiestion. which in itself embodies the grind
idea of American nationality . ail mere par-
ty organizations will have to give way and
Iiitiniat.-lv connected w ith the advent of
tins (jiicstioti is the rise and progress ot a
new order of men, whose name and designa
tion, up. to this period, arc as yet unknown,
but wh 'si: exist . nee, however shadow y and
mysterious, is a fixed fact; nnd who.-c pow
er in this country, for good or evil, has made
itself felt li)i;i one end of tiie I nioii to the
the press has
is party, the vituperation of
been leu iled. Many of our
honorable friends have entered into the dis
cussion of the subjects ari.-iug upon it with
intense xeitcmeiit. They behold in this
new order nothing that is good, but some
shadowy giant sonic fabulous Hercules
some 'iie hnitl mi'l .'.. lintns .-ome
mysterious destroyer sonic lion, endowed
with voracious appetite, going about seek
ing whom it may devour. For my part,
I have not been able to discover any of
these dangers; I feci none of these appre
hensions; and it is my purpose, on this oc
casion, to inquire into the existence of these
dangers and apprehensions.
Sir, who compose this new party ! So far
as the public know, and so far as we all
know, and so far as it is admitted, the par
ty con.-ists ot mine .'imc irans, not aiiori
giuals, not exactly cannibals, but free-born
American citizens. And how can an Ame
rican behold iu an organization of his coun
trymen Midi extravagant terrors ? Who
will say that an association of native Ame
ricans is les.-. worthy of confidence than
an association of mixed Americans and for
1 as-.m:ic tint the admitted elements of
this organization, bvin;g native American,
absolutely exclude the idea that, as a par
ty, they can have any thing at heart but the
glory, honor, and welfare of the country.
And what do thev pr-.pi-e to do ? With all
r in v
t , .
is organ!.; iti
secrecy , a- ulliveu.
e to do ' They have
ilioti to submit tu
' .io t
is, 'lit- j
thr ji 'ti i V ',i!jtiu ni the .,,'. y.o '-.
idea embodies tiie whole doctrine of
rgani.ation of the part v. In order to
bring about that result, what, do they pro
pose t ) do ", i hey propo u' to exclude unna
turalized foreigners from the ballot-box, and
to cheek immigration, by wholesome laws
for that purpose. That is the utmost ex
tent to wii'eh they propose to go.
Intimately connected, however, with this
question, is one of a very dciivUta' (harae
tcr the question of Catholicism iu this
(ountry. It is said that it i- the policy of
this new puity'to txeludo Catholics from
cilice. 1 have no don! t that such a poln-v
is ; pull ot tneir laith, li
t only because of
tneir i a. i.o.ie
' ma" Catholic
faith, but becau.-c the llo-
Chureh in this country is
intimately connected with foreign influence
iu ad its braiicln
that it is impossible ti
separate the two and they have to take the
whole or exclude the whole.
I do uot protend that I have, upon this
occasion, any well-arranged plan in refer
ence to the repeal or in l.iilieation of the na
turalization laws. 1 have, however, some
distinct propositions to make, wincti nro ra-
; dical iu their character. I propose to strike
t the root of the evil. I do not bring for
ward my proposition in the form of a bill.
1 because nobody call suppose that thi- lou
ress wm lavor iuis reioi niauou. u canuot
tention. I mil lay before the committee,
however, the proposition which must in the
in:iin meet. tl,. ,l..tl, f it. v.;,.., ..,
...n. ...v ..... vi oiu ..notu .',,,;
rieau party ; but I do tint wish to commit
any person but myself for these proposition!
Iu the first place, it is well known that
wo now hutn m Inw l,v fr.r,.;,,....
.can be excluded. If there is any law reouir
c : . . i . . . . . ....
ing a foreigner to bring a passport, it is so
loosely administered as to amount lo noth- pap-rs had beeu obtained iu fraud aud vio
iti''. I'oreiffners can tome bv millions, aid intu,. ,r i.J,va 'l i... t...u r.e ioi .
. . i r ' . t . j .. . . . i . .
mere is unvuoy io cxciuoe '.lie m, or to s.ly
i nay. Is there any other country up in the
, face of the earth, properly organized, that
admits an influx of foreigners' without ativ
j restriction whatever. None. "
iiimr At. t'n.,pi,;irir.v
I make this then, my lir-t pi op-v-i.ion.
i that no emigrant tdmuM be allowed to lea
: the ship iu which he conies until, upon bis
j - "li.Uill 'jaiil, II IJ , ll'l U II ei-s Ills il 1 1C 51 a CC tO
! all foreign powers, and until ho swears tint
! it is his liouo lice inteiiti"n to li
, Inra by the eatitain of tin: ship before be
iiiki's .assume, ann ins a--poi t siiall con
tain in its lace this n itiisilioti.
A word, sir, upon thi proposition. I stat
ed that v.e bad no law, and no clau.-c of a
law, by which to eol i l.j foreigners in nnv
iiunib(... !!n,.i.iiid, l i .ii.it, and l!us-in, and
id! governments of the Rust, require cverv
man wlio puts his foot upon their shores,
to exhibit a passport. Thereby they can
regulate immigration, "nd w ho i tooinc,
and who is to remain. Suppose, sir, that
l.ngliiiid, France, or Russia, or any other '
government have a ilc.-ire ntrl un intention
to make war upon the I'nited States. In
j the absence of the law to which I ref. r, be- ,
fore n n v aet of hostility should be commit
ted, the v could land unon our shores in hit.
el.-inf wl.t. In l. r.r... .C . .. : - ....
......b .i.i., in in.; IUIIII VI Tll.ll .Vlll.1 UIIV ..
. 1 ,1- . s- !
iiiimi.er oi soi.iiers, I com one hiitiilreil to a
million. ltoweay would it bo for the f'zar
o send one hundred thousand Russians to
t hi.--country as emigrants
One hundred thousand immigrants arriv
ing in New Vork in a month would create
no excitement. Their promenading Uroad
way would not s) swell the tide of that im
mense population as to be perceivable, 'i hey
could go and e.piip themselves with Ame
rican riles, liiriiisli themselves with Ameri
can powder, and American bullets, and go
iu American cars to any portion of the
country, and be ready at any time, to ex
hibit tlieinsclvfrt as " nniied force, in the
heart of tj, country. This ,al ,e-
cur. but ffc I...,,, that the - ):,. ,( .,n ar-
uiy in an enemy s country, in case ot war,
's ;l lnk' important matter, atid our laws
enable an enemy to flood the country with
bis soldiers in the. form of emigrants. I ak
now, of American statesmen, if this thing
ought to exist ? Will any man say that it is
his duty to live alone for this present dav '.'
W ill any stateMiian say his duty stops this
hour 1 W ill any statesman say he lives
alone for bis own ngc and his ow n genera
tion? There may be no danger now, but
we should look ahead, far into the future,
: and for that future, supply at this day, the
lameutable dehcioncies ot our law
My second proposition, connected with
the lirst, is, that no immigrant shall be ul-
lowed to land until be produces a passport
I'rom the proper authority of the l uited
Stt.tcs, re-ideiit in the count i v from which
the t migrant com
cont-iiu upon its
w hieh passport shall
face the iciiuircini nts
v hieh 1 havu read.
My third proposition is : our consuls, and
such other officers as may be appointed f r
such purpose, shall be instructed to give
passports to no persons except those w ho
are ol sound health both l tt iiiinu ami body.
1 character for sobriety and honesty ;
aiid upon satislaetory prod ol the applicant
that be has never been convicted tor any
crime ; and tin; consul shall refuse passports
to all notoriously rebellious and seditious
persons, and to all persons, who, in their
opinion, shall l e liable to become a charge
upon any of the I'nited States as paupers.
1 will not pause to enforce this t.ropositiou
with argium 1 1. The necessity of it must
be palpable b every American statesman. '
My fourth proposition is as radical as all
the rest 1 would provide that the natural
izatiot: laws shall be so n pealed and mo ii
lied as to prevent ail foreigners from vot
ing who shall not have become naturalized,
or who shall not have taken steps to become
naturalized at the date of the passage of
this aet, provided all boys who Come to this
.. on. try a immigrant- with their patents,
iile't may to at the time under the age of
I - i, or n. li;;cc, years, siiall, at the age
of twenty -'lie. bo considered as citizens in
'I'm I'. II. wing I. in r Iroei tiie M i v.r . t' . v.
k In too I'n s,.l. i.t w i,l iliosir.itc w a. it I ii ne
i. I.etil f:.!. ns ami o !i;.it :
Mavoii's ihnt c. Niw Y.utk, .fan. 1,.1.'.
- i Its '.rr. . twit i'tnnijlll I irtt f.
I'll .in lint ot t'tr I nittd Sttttrt
I'l in SiK : There can be no llcilht t'e.t, f. r
inanv vears.tlos: jioi t has twin mnile a sort et' ..n.
.il Cnlonv f"r li h'lis and .ni.rrs, by the local ml.
lh. nties ..I' m v.r.il ot' tin- c.iilini ntiil liiiroie:tn
nations. Tin- i!i s.craie i lia r.n ti r i.t' a ti.t.i el'
tie pt.e.le loriv.tiH lo re from these eiolntrit s, tn.
eellur with the tuiTcasc ot' erunc nliil lie-try u
iii ing I ii.i I el. i ss nt' mi r r". ru 1. 1 1 inn . vvi 1 1 1 other f.,i t
In ti.re us, ji.ni., conclusively, that sin Ii ih tin
ll I- tlHIl-T.-s
u s j. i p. . : '.. i
to the gr
.'. I '.
me no all 'I'i'i'i ti. I he
jiropirtv trein tins r;i
rGV, o(" our l'V( itrifi
TI n ii, h v I. iht; ,
im .in.! it tit n t tn, h.i f h'.t nu il '. n -i
i'Iiit ci.l or hiitur:il, cihup!
ri- ft - 'lin ii T t:rr-r nt 1 1, fir ;ii't".icli. r
, ; I to pr"
a t Its-:l
iii t ( it rv rininnin:ty tu Tn. i
..iiil'its ori-ii " from ii Ii t nni;r,t. ;
l'f i;IH tl"!lt I,. Ni W Vi-r'n I"-.! Ml-
h'lii; iin i!i. "I'ltf I'l-f.i't itii.i jhiii- :
pf-'in a: 1
..fllM If. I
r lit ii', ..I M"-t (!'.'!v, 'r.'tti 1 ' r t;: t' , !
Mit'ir:t r.t 1 v 1 ' ; 1-til w i;t ti t il i i1
inu-t p rni;ltt il 1 i it'ni"t'vtr tf. W 1 ;
iisik l.if intt i t- rfiirc ul
ns it is its. iluty t" iirut-
liif o itf 1 ;i I lo t rmiif nt.
1 l us 1V.111 1'iri in L:it (-
si.tn it!i t 1 !l ;t ml i-.1 nih'ti, . is it 1 1 il ul v t jiro.
tft t us .r tiii'-t nti i"fM V lyort- in-i.li'Hi- and di's
isiietii'ii t! 1 -li rniiiiiuf 111 Mlnlher tnrm.
I r.ill vmir nt u-ut ion u tlni nuh,it, liopipj
wi l reenve troin ytu thit aiii u which iU ery
irrc.it iinjx'rtiini't to tin w 'tmV ri.unlry dcinanUii..
I .1111 .t ry trulv vuir, r..
IT-K NAN PO V(HH), M.vor.
These four propositions embody what I
conceive to be the remedy for the great evils
which prevail upon this subject.
I now pass on to some of the evils of
these laws, us they exist at this time, pur
naturalization laws arc surrouucVd with
suci, difficulties and bueh dcGcicncies that
!,,,. !.., ..i,:: l .i. .:..:
I . , , ' ,
i tt'iTu in lrsuu tif'ii ffencc ann corruption
! from the foundation of tho Government'
I This ha been o palpable that the Congress
1 0f the Vnited States 'in 1 ii bad tola's
- i i' ...i-.i.
. ;l jaw uj which, ai one swoop, was curcu
- the illegalities of the natiiralittion Laners
-' . . . . ." r I
of. r.crhLns. thousands of foreigners wl.o...
. wi-v anvii.ii m. Ill n VI -a---" .
: rrrtiticut" of natnr.iluation or citizenship
here i...'i.re ..bt.iinc.J from any court of record wit'i'
the I'mud s-mi-, almli l.t- deemed invalid in
r""M,lul '" "I "ii.is.-ion to comply with tin.
: ii V i'-."i ' i.'?. '..." ''.'i"!"' '!','"
.-1 II .. II I II. (, f-'.'L', "I . , I).'.
, l,.rovou s,e tint the (oTi-res of
! tie lnit,.d .States admitted that for li'ht
j VPars ,(t01n t0 ...., the tiatur-iliza-
tion laws bad been corruptly and negligent
ly administered ; that for eight years men
had been elected governors and President!
by illegal votes and spurious voters ; aud
thu Congress, in their blind liberality, pass
ed a law toiling the evil, healing the sore,
and eov. i lug the frauds, by looking back
and milking these naturalization papers per
fect which had beeu improperly granted.
A ili-tiiiguislu .1 judge iu New York re
cently tli-covcred that lor years and years,
ami j crimps from the very foundation of
tho govern incut, the clerks of the courts of
that Slate had been iti the habit of taking
upon themselves the duties of the judges
in granting naturalization papers. Judge
Hean, of the supreme court of the St ite of
New York, has published an elaborate opin
ion, and 1 will real a small portion of it:
I't llie tri'tttfr af thr Aff'icuti'm of Jn'iti Cltnk to If.
cunt n cttiznvuf tkt. I 'nltnt Stat$.
" Ti.e petitioner, a n..live ot Sc.thm'l, iippl'ied to
tiie rl.-rk nf tln court fur dnn-tiuu us a citizt n.
n uinl.rr ni" utlier ale us iiiiul
a lo'ic application.
'he i I. rk was i.ro'-eeilii.ir lo ii limi lust, i ti.e l-.rni. I
.ealil to li c Wltceni of the res.( i live i. piihe.i It t s,
j when tin n.lij.ct ..s l.r-.iicl.l 0. in v nom-r, anil,
ee. ii.ynrv. I ii arii. il tint tl.r ;ii.ir.'ii. ., m many
' i.-'.lx, lift! lur tht r.'uV to irmvr mill l"l. I'iol till
ntijilii 'itr-ns !nr ii'itoim!ziiii.ni nud grun! rrt i itirtiti it
ti ..'.. nit rmiKiiUiti? .' mint, am! ti.ut thr itin'l ell
fi.ici a it ns ir i ittiiitiittit to eittti ie.i;, th.t not nr.
iltmiiiUj tnirt titiy t'te I nm tint ittH ot ': utottitf,
hi tin.. Mate t f.ets. I tleeiiii.il il iny tltitv to I'rr.
liid therh rk from ill. r t i iiiiiij: ai.y ii.jlic.!tiuiia
of tins nature, direi'img that oil nheuid be mode
t'. toe eeurt. The .i).plieiitu.u was then ili.ide to
thr run rt, anil , 'in ex . nu nil tion, 1 Immd, that nt itlirr
(lurk nor itny unf of the tttttrr ctttitlittutea for ritiirn.
tt'iii, mult! jnrotslt ptuof of rtiiitintiotiK rrsiilftirr,
vtl Inn thr. I ttitrd Statin, to t jrfrit tiro or tltt tr yrnt ,
ami litnt ruch tit iltr Hoitf-unta xrtis nnpi faired trtllt
tin' juuui ttx to itt$ ctistjucl or cioiiaftcr. limit" tiet
. i . . ..
I refer to tl.is simply to show tho long;
existence of this error lo show that tho
clerks of the courts have taken upon them
selves, contrary to law, the duties of the
judges, and that this thing hu been long
tolerated. The clerks have been in tho
habit of making and perfecting the papers,
nnd the judges of the court ha'.e Lad noth
ing 1 1 do with the matter.
1 have now shown that the Congress
of the I'liited States had to intervene,
ly ati act, to perfect spurious natural
ization papers. I have shown that a judge
of the New York supreme court discovered
that the clerks of the court had been iu the
habit, from timo immemorial, perhaps, of
granting naturalization papers contrary to
Liw. I conclude, of course, and legiti-
matcly, that the persons elected to office in
'hat State have been elected by spurious
vote ; l"f it is no consequence how manj
votes of this sort are given, so far is prin
ciple is c ue-! rned. for a few are often suffi
cient to turn and control an election. Aud
I see, sir, from a i 'cent act of the Senate of
North Carolina called the free suffrage
law that the. singular jirorisu is added,
"That no unnatui alized foreiguer shall
vote for Senator or member of the House.'1
this vvouiit seem to authorize the conclu
sion that, heretofore in that State, unnatu
ralized citizcus havo been accustomed to
So much, sir, forth.: lamentable deficien
cies of the naturalization law".
Let ns now take another branch of this
subject. Mr. Wi.-e, who has examined this
subject with much ingenuity, says :
" The statistics of immigration show that
from 1-'J0, to 1st January , l"o"s, inclusive,
for thirty two years nnd more, 3,-0 1, ""-Is
foreigners arrived in the I'nited States, at
the average rate of 1 ('thiol per annum.
It is not fair ti say that, from the fouu
datioii of the govcriiiiii nt up to this time,
there has been an average of 100,1,01 emi
grants coming to this country every year.
v'c are bound to look on them after in ano
ther light. Ws must look on in the increas
ed ratio of immigration. We know that,
in the la-t year, very nearly half a million
of foreigners arrived in this country. I
have here a statement, which I presume is
correct, showing ;
iMMloitATluN volt There arrived
' at the port of New ork, during the year
'just clo-cd, fliiTi-'.t emigrants, of whom
I ,7 "J .J were German.-, and i,2l0 Iri.-h.
The immigration at the same port la-t year
was '-J-t.!U0. The following is a compar
1 ntive table of immigration from the year
1-17 to 1 -si J, inclusive. In the year lol,
the German immigration has been double
that of the Irish :'
C. rm in.
5h,ii i ;
!.! ( I
1 P.'.i il
1 17. KH
1 - I-'
I. tie I
Twt.l ..... 1. .V.t-,1 Jo
I linvc t c;ill ttn- ntfcutjnii of the com
mittee to the iti 'Ji t.mt f.ict tht, during tlirt
lat var, white three iuDtlred and ti ft y
1 tinm-aiul emiirri.ta lati UmI in the in trie city
! of New York- oiilv about live thousand, dur-
it'll.' 1 1-0 atHO perioti, tin 11 e n '-plication tor
naturaliitiui'jn. Hero )ou Pee, then, avl
p 1 1 tie..-ot" tht'o foreigners ppri it 1 through-