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Thursday Evening, Feb. 16. 1S5 1
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0rDavid Jewell, the convicted murderer
t Pittsburg, was nat . executed on Friday,
having been respited the evening previous
by Governor.Bigler, much to the disappoint
ment af an immense crowd which had as
emblsd to witness hia death. The Sheriff,
however, gratified them eo Tar as to open
the gates of the jail yard in order tint they
niight enter and get a sight of the gallows,
it is atid that Men, women and children
rushed in by hundreds and strained their,
eyes for hours in looking at the gibbet. 'The
bill granting Jewell a. new trial, which
passed the Pennsylvania Senate, and was
rejected 1 the House by one vote)' comes
up to-day for reconsideration. .'..'.
' Width of.the Mississippi at St. Louis,
Since the froezing over of. the Mississip-
pi opposite St. Louis, the width of the main
channel, between the city and Bloody Island,
has been measured with the following rs-
suit: ;. '
At the foot of Green street, from the
edge of tho water to the edge of the water
on the Island, is 1,680 feetj from the aver
age of high water, 200 feet more. At the
foot of Market street to the stone dyke 1,620
feet a little less than one-third of a mile.
Between Bloady Island and the Illinois
. shore, it will be remembered, a dyke and
wagon-way has been constructed, so that
h entire volume of the river is forced
Vhrough this narrow channel.
OrThe British Provinces north efus are
'so scarce of silver change that storekeep
ers import it from the United States,and the
lank of British America has issued live and
sn shilling bills. The whole amount of
revenue collected In New Brunswick, dur
ing the year 185S, was about $930,000, of
which ever $700,6o6 was. received at the
, port ef St.-John. . . '
The NebxeskI Bill will occupy the time
'of Congress for seme Weeks, but it is be
lieved will finally pass.., We. learn from
Washington, that the friends of the bill
'count en thirty voles in the Senate out of
fifty-six, the number that will be cast on
its final passage, and that' the majority in
the House in its favor will be large.
('Sunday rs New Ohleaxs. There is a
great Variety -of tastes in New Orleans, and
a great Variety ofwayisto gratify-them.
Inasmuch as the prevailing fancy, however,
ls to make money, which occupies the pub
lic attention very generally for a1 days of
, the wtcS, tlie diversity to which allusion is
tnade ,1s.. more conspiciously apparent on
Sundays than any other time.
The following notices, cut from the New
Orleans papers of Sunday, the loth ult.
, may give an idea of the extensive license
' that prevail there i
1 Theftev. Tl)3odofei A purse of S300
Clapp, will preach in will be contended for
the First Congregs- td day at 12 o'clock
ttonal Church, in St. M., over the , Metal
Charles Street., at 1 line Course, the race
4'clock this morning, being one mile heats,
' ' best three in five.
" The Rev. Sylvester". this kind or" a race
Woodbridge, Pastor makes betting spirit
bf the Second Presby- ed.aftd is always pop
Uri'on Church, corner ular with the crowd,
of Camp and Calliope There will be a
Streets, will, preach
trotting rriatcn over
the Unioh Course to
day, for $900, be
tween Flora Temple
and tho Green Moun
tain Maid. Both of
this morrilng.nt 11 o
clock, and in the eve
nine at 7 o'clock.
Eligible seats ressrv
' ed for Visitors and
the mares are cele
brated for trreat speed.
The Rev. Dr.Pierce,
The trot taltes place
at U o'clock M.
Miss Julia Dean Is
to appesr this evening
at the St. Charles
- in Caronpelt street
Church, at 11 A M.J
to-day, and alse in the
evening. A collec
tion towards ihe ex
pense Of building Mo-
Theatre, in her favor
ite part ot Madeline,
Ihe Belle of the Fau-
reau street Church,
will be made , in the
Mrs. Charles How
ard and her husband,
The Rev. A.Mann,
make their reappear
ance at Placide's Va
rieties this evening,
in the play of ths
of the Georgia Con
ference, will preach
id felicity, street
Sesterce of' Revoltehs. Six men who
were convicted at New York, a day or two
ago, of a re volt and .refusal to do duty on
board the ship Java, have been sentenced to
the penitentiary, two for one year, and the
rest for six months.'
OirFifty-eigut cars arrived at : Ports
mouth, Vs., on Friday, on the Seaboard and
., t. T.:i -A I 1.l j
. 4fcUllUfkO IbKlllUUU, iUHUKU Willi firOQUCe
.rpm N. Carolina. '
-- '$CrA ctors.it is said, are bountifully paid
!n Australia. "Mr. and Mrs.,' Stark from
- 1 lai" " among the most sncceesfL'!
:'lr': . .-k, thouch not first
rate." - ' -' ' - .".
Neiv Oniini.' Vnh'. 1 ! .1 The Danersbv
the steamer Texas, report th? route oftne
, Indians in Durango, and the recovery of the
" property stolen by them. ' ... ..
'.' It was reparled thata body . of Mexican
roeps had been ordered to prooetd to So--nora
to assist in quashing the .Walker ; ex
pedition. . - i r' ' .
Nbw Ybs,i Feb.. 1 4v-It is reported that
the steamer building at Williamsburg, on
-tb! plan of My. Norths, of Philadelphia, in
tended to run to Europe in I six dsys, has
f ni l fi !nt'r.Ti f TVr'rPV for .01fl,.
1 . NO. 42. ;
k Geobcb WAsmaoTos.-
A t about l.ran.
tceo Waafcington obtained the ofljoo of puh
lic surveyor, and for three vonre. rpnii
tu . i. ... . r
ikivci uitxnue.passea most 01 nisume iu
the wilderness. It was the same succession
or naruatiips and exposures. To-day swim
mingrapiu streams, to-morrow, drenched
and chilled, picking his way through the
dripping forest now reclining at the close
of the day on some slope of the A llerhanies.
and gazing off on the autumnal glories of
me uounuiess soiituue, as it lay bathed in
the rich hues of the setting sun; and aain,
hltnktnn 1. L ...... ' . - "
"i" inn, ucsiue iu loneiy camp-
tire, whose light nnled before' the-flashes
that rent the gloom, while the peals of thun
der that reverberated along the clifl seem
ed doubly fearful in that fnr-off wilderness,
bo passed through ecsnes calculated to make
a heart naturally ' bold impervious to fear,
and an iron constitution doubly insensible
to fatigue. A better trulningto Impart self
rellance and couUes in tho hour.. of peril,
and indomitable energy, could not have
been furnished, while those morals qualities
which, amid the false tastes of more cultivat
ed life", might have sickened, could not but
be strengthened by these long and glorious
communiens with nature. God sent Moses
forty years in the wilderness before he
would allow liiitl to lead his chosen people
into the land of Canaan. 60 did Washing
ton pass a Ion" novitiate amid the solitudes
of his native country, the better to prepare
him to lead the children of freedom to peace
A Tskbiblk Tragedy im Mississippi.
The Memphis Whig ef the let inst., ' has
the following 1. "
We learn that Mitchell, the man who
stabbed Dr. Leake at Fisherville, in this
county, a few days eisce, was killed at II 1
ly Springs, Miss., on Monday eveninj. ' $
party of neighbors sf Dr, Leake, among
wham was Mr. II. C. Starke, Mr. Leake, a
cousin af the Dr'., aed two or three othor
gentlemea, were in pursiitt of Milehell,
and met bim on the road this side of Holly
Springs. So soon as Mitchell aaw them, be
turned his heme aid ran him. at full speed,
brandishing a huge knife and swearing bo
would not be takea alive. The party pursu
ed, and the ehas was kept up until they
reached the square in Holly Spriage, wseq
the cry of "step the murderer" eausad the
bystaaders te arrest ths speed Mitchell's
horse.. He still.sWore he would not be ta
ken alive; and Mr. Starke rode up, shot bim
down, killing him almost instantly. Mr.
Starke gave himself up to the authorities,
snd an examining court was held yesterday
morning, but We did not learn the result.
It was thought he was perfectly justifiable,
and, of course, be bonorbly acquitted. Mr.
Slarke is a wealthy plaster in tbia county,
and a more honorable, high-minded gentle
man does not live. Mr. Leake was still a
live the last we beard from bim, but lyiog
very low. " ; '
; ODuring tfce convention of veterans of
the war of 1812, -held lately at Philadelphia,
a portion of the delegation stopped at the U.
S. Hotel, kept by Ciias. II. Miller. tVhen
they called to settle their bills, tke following
was handed to them:
Cspt To U. S. Hotel, Dr.
' For three days boarding, $G
Received payment in full, by gallant ser
vices iu the war of 1912. .
. C. II. MILLER.
Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1851.
That man daservs an honorable mention
OyTlie folio win are the ages of the prin
cpnl reigning sovereigns of Europe: Her
Mujosty Queen Victoria, 34; the King of
Wurtomberg, 71; tho King of the Bclgiana,
02; the King of Prussia, 57; the Emperor of
Russia, 50; the King of Sweeden and Nor
way, S3; tire King of Denmark 41;' Louis
Napeleon, 41; the King of the Two Sicilies
and ill King of Bavaria, 40; the King of
Hanover, 33; the Sultan, 30; the Emperor of
Austria, 23. ...
Oiy-The N. York Times gives a list of the
number veseels wrecked and lives lost at sea
during the year 1802. The following is the
summary : '."''
Total lives lost (33 vessel) 1,899
Add estimate fur coasting vessels, etc 22
Number of sea vessels lost during tin
Fishing smackt destroyed in gales
Total number of vesaels destroyed 180
.. 5-Jaige John A. Corwin has become
Chief Justice ef the Supreme Court. The
oath of otlL-o was administered td ' Judge
Bartley on Thursday, on which day the term
for which he wa4 elected last fall commen
' Q3Jns. Avery Parker, whs lately died in
New Bedford, leaving a forluno of over a
million of dollars, waa, when a jroung man,
warned out of the town of Wegtport, for fear
he would become chargeable to the town.
Gov. 'Clifford; 'of , Massachuialts; receives
out ef Mr.Parker's immense estate, a legacy
of $25,000. V .
OrThe London Chronicle announces the
recovery of 1,800 from an English tbief
who robbed bis employer, and fled te Amer
ica. It states that he was followed to the
United States by an English detective po
liceman, and traced to a 'place called Gene
va, in the State of Alabama.'
0rlt is rumored in Paris, that Mr. Roths
child offered to accept the terms proposed
for Turkish loan or oven to advance a largor
sum, provided a niortgago was given him oh
Palestine, i '
0-Vegetable mould is to a fertile soil
what grass is to an animal. - No animal
would become well grown without grass,. or
its equivalent in straw, stalks, or tho herb
age of roots; so a soil, iletiaient in Organic
matters, can never produco healthy crops.
. O-It is asserted in a French publication
that the Empress Josephins's mentau-nu-ker'sbill
for the first, too months of 1800
amunted to 175,887f-i-je71000,'odd $35,-
ooor . : ' -
' - tjrTha legislature of Wieconein has pro
hibit1 the cireulatioa of notes of. a less de
nominalio thoa $5. 1 , r . r-:-
OrTho salary sf the Lord Lteotehont of
Ireland 'is one hundred - thousand dollar,
four times that ef the President of the" Unit
ed States. ' '-' ' "
' OirA bill is before the Kentucky legis
lature appropriating 85,000 'per year, for
aWllSliii H rnimSm
OCTThe Sandusky Register ahvav, .n.
deavors to do justice te all, especially au
thors. In reeard to tlie ml;n;..j
. . , - j ... r"'",
which we commend to all sensible people,
(ethers cannot appreciate It,) as a production
worthy to be held in high estimation in this
ago ot tinsel and whitewash, it says:
"This little poem, called 'Commen Sonne,'
has been going the rounds of tho press,
ascribed to half a dozen different persons
It was written by James T. Field, the
poet publisher, ofthe Boston House of Reed
licknor and Fields:"
She came among the gathering crowd,
A. maiden fair, without pretence,
And when they asked her humble name,
She whispered mildly ."Common Sense."
Her modest garb drew every rye,
Her ample cloak, her shoes of leather:"
And when they anecVed.ahe simply saidi"
"I drees according to the weather."
They argued long, and reasoned loud, I
iu uuuious uinuoo phrose mysterious,
While she, poor child, could not divine
Why girls so young should be so seriou ,
They knew tho length of Plato's beard,
And how the scholars wrote in Saturn!
She studied authors not so deep, .
nna iook me iiibie lor her patters.
And so she said, "Excuse me friends,
1 una ail nave their proDer d aces.
And Common Sense should stay at home
un cneertuu hearts ana smiling faces.'
From the N. Y. Sunday Times.
Letter from "Masdel Galleqos."
We are enabled to lay before our readers a
Utter Irom the Spanish delegate to the
House of Representatives, from New Mex
ico Territory. It needs no comment at our
hands.- The translation is said to bo 11
nique: 2b the Editors of the Sunday Times,
r Dear Sirs: As your excellencies havo
positively done me the great honor of men
tioning my humble name in your large pa
per, with much approbation, I feel slight
delicacy, though a stranger in sending
you my epistle. I cannot read or write
English and, indeed, I am told that Wash
ington is the worst city in the world to ac
quire either in purity. But I have a pro
ceitor who teaches me very quick and very
cheap. I was very much astonished by the
city of large distance, which they call Wash
ington; and I would rather lasso a buflalo
than walk on a dusty day from the Treasury
building to the Capitol. I only arrived in
town two days before the session opened,
and t hed little time to perceive things be
fore I tooR my seat. , ,
I was much bored by people whom they
call lobby gentlemen, until they found out
two things: one, that I could ' not speak
English, and another, that I was only a
delegate without ajrote. After this discov
ery waa made, I hod no had brandy or ci
gars forced -on mo. --Indeed, many., who at
first were polite, did not seem to know me.
I find tfiy seat very pleasant.
If I am tired, the buz about me makes
slumber very inviting; and when tho talk is
loud, I expect every minute tfiut there will
be some interesting fight. As yet, I have
seen none, although many members use
their arms as if oboiit to use their fists. The
pay is not very bad.and is more than I make
at home trading in hides and . ore. My
mileage money was very snug, and Is now
in bank. One gentleman who talked Span
ish ollerbd me a much' larger sdm if I would
promote a Pacific railroad by my influence.
When I told him that, this suited me and rhy
constituents, and that I would push it with
out money, he shook my hand and suiil I was
the only pure patriot in Washington. I
felt honored, without knowing why ho eaid
so. - .
President Pierce is very kind to me, but
I like Mr. Cushing best because ho can
talk Spanish equal to any poet of Madrid. .
He and I have hrid minj jokes togcthcr.and
he says that I am the only member to be
envied, because I have all the honor and
the pay without being annoyed with speech
es and votes. Perhaps he is right.
I have been to one evening party, but I
aaw so many black coats that I thought it
might be a fnneral, particularly as the ladies
looked so gay and smiling, as if they had
lost their husbands. I caught a bad cold,
however, which Goneral Cushing says is not
to be Bneezed at. Yourx, with great respect,
P. S. WhatshalM do with tho largo
piles of unbound books with "Pub Doc." on
them. M. G.
Our Donish friend is more naive than ho
will be when the knaves about him Initiate
him. We have answerd his epistle, and
recommended his selling his "Pub. Docs."
to the nearest paper mill. -
Light for Animals. We are often im
pressed with the gross neglect of otherwise
intelligent men, in not securing abundant
light fur animal life. To . the animal and
the plant alike, and to' each and every hu
man being', light as well as warmth,, is abso
lutely indispensable. Put a plunt in a cel
lar, and it will grow up colorless, fllexible,
healthless. Put it in a dark place, and yet
give it air, and it will hardly do better.
Yet people will attempt to bring up animals
imprisoned snd housed. In some public re
marks we had occason to make; we. stated
that a pig would not grow if deprived, of
light. We soon after met an old gentle
man who had lived sixty years without
knowing this fact, and the first words he
addressed to us were: '( Well you told me
my pigs would not grow. 1 wo years ago
1 put in a snug place under my barn six pigs.
It was warm, but dark, and .they wefe fed
through the floor.' . In the spring I took
them out, and they looked like .rats; they
hain't grown a pound. Ex. .
uO" The Rhode Island Democrat Conven
tion has nominated the following ticket:
For Governor, Francis M. Dimond; Lieut,
Governor, Americus V. Potter; Secretary of
State, Asa Potter; Attorney General, Wal
ter M. Burgess; Goneral Treasurer, Edwin
Wilbor. -'',, ' i-t-
Mr. Dimon'd Is the present Lieut. Govern
or and Acting Governor. ..", ..'
Illinois State Debt. The . Message of
Gov. Mottison to the General Assembly of
Illinois, gives the amount of the debt of the
State; after deducting all pay ments made up
to January 1st., 1834, to be 13.75.7i! 0.
During the last year a million of the princi
pal has been paid, besides tlie interest. ... '
OdrA exchange says," when David slew1
Goliah witli.a sliiig the latter fell'ione dead,'
and of course quite r astonished, as 4sucll a
thing had never entered hit head b'fortl
- The Chicago Journal says that hut one
paper in Illinois has as yet attempted to de-
OHIO, TIIUJl-DAY. MORNING, FEBRlLUtY 23, 1851
Tut Rionr oSrir.ir. Senator , Douglas'
proposition to throw open an area of free
territory, more than "t .veiva timea the ex
tent of the State of Oiiio, to the ; institution
of slavery, is receiving as it jusliy deserves,
the reproaches of men of all parties, creeds
and professions, ; Indignation meetings are
being held throughout the whole country,
expressing a fueling of 'opposition td this
nefarious attempt on the part of Senator
Douglas and his coadjutors to violate a sacred
compact between the Xurtli and the South,
that can neither be mistaken or resisted.
ye notice that a motion Is on foot toi
ca,i a state convention, ta utter the fixed
and unalterable delermtnation of the ' free
men ofObio to oppoae'.by all lawful ibeaus.the
extension of slavery oyer territory how free.
The State Jovrnat suggests "Coliimbun as
the nlace. ;nnl ' Wa.I.... o.t:"r
March, as the time," and we trust the sug
gestion will meet the hearty approval of the
citizens of old Fairfield. '
Let there be a meeting of our citizens
called immediately to piss resolutions re
flecting the opinions of the peoplo of this
county and fake the necessary steps'lo have
a full expression of the peoplo or Ohio in
regard to this piratical movement to open
anew sectional feeling and jealousy. What
say our citizens! Shall a meeting be call
ed say on Tuesday evening, next!
CtncAQo vs. Douglas. Tho people of
Chicago have held a large meeting and pus-
ssd strong resolutions against Docclas' Ne
braska bill. This is the City of his resi
sidence, and the only man thot could be
fonnd to defend him or hia schemes was the
Post Master, who had just returned from
Washington. The Chicago Tribune thus
refurs la the demonstration: ,"' '
The meeting at the City Hall, last night,
will be an era, not aoon to be forgotten, in
the history of our city. It was not a meet
ing of Whigs or Abolitionists, to vent indig
nation at Senator Douglas. Three-fourths
of the officers, from the Chairman down.
have always been known as Democrats and
the most prominent supporter of Senator
Douglas his personal friends & associates.
James Curtiss, Chairman of tho meeting,
was several times elected Mayor of our city,
and was never known to split a "regular
nomination." . Not less true to the party,
and the "Compromiso Measures of 1830,"
were Judges Dickey and Skinner, F. C.
Sherman, and Daniel Mcllroy, Esqrs., and
other officers of tho meeting", , In all party
matters, they have been sans peur, sans re
proache. Of the Committee on Resolutions,
all but two are Damcrats', and ortly", one
was opposed to the '.Compromise Measures.'
Indeed the whole meeting was truly a De
L. D. Campbell .-"Nebraska. Hon. Lew
is D. Campbell, the Representative from the
Butler and Montgomery District, in a letter
to .the Dayton Gazette, says:
It is believed here that the friends of the
Bill will press it through undrr whip and spur.
If, therefore, the Peoplo and the Press wish
to make their voice beard efore tho bmea
sure is put upon its passage, they cannot speak
Nothing, however, which may be said,
will change my opinion of the measure. I
regard it os frought with injustice it wrong
as one devised by demagogues to secure
their selfish purposes, though it endanger
the tranquility of the country and the per
rnaneiiry otho tTnloti. ' My position need
not be defined. I shall continue to stand
upon tho old Whig platforui of Opposition to
the Extension of Slavery into Free Territory;
and standing there, shull o;pos "to tlie bit
ter end," this infamous project of extending
that institution into Nebraska, in violation
of the solemn compact acquiesced in since
1820. .' .' "
Be.itos oii Douola's. The Washington
correspondent of the N. Y. Times tells a
good story of Col. Benton, in connexion
with the Nebraska bill. The writer says
that at a recent dinner party at which the
Colonel was present, a gentleman remark
ed to him that he had not expressed his
opinion In regard to Mr. Donglas nnd his
bill. "Ah! no, gentlemen," said the Col.
"I have not said anything about Mr.. Doug
las and his bill. He reminds me of an old
farmer who had nn unruly bull, gentleman.
1 he bull had d habit of jumping very high,
and of running at people, besides other dis
agreeable and troublesome tricks; so one
day the farmer went out to shoot the bull.
His negro man inquired what he was going
to do. 'Going to kill the bull,' replied he,
'going to kill the bull, Sambo.' Where
upon Sambo rejoined, 'What fur you going
to shoot the bull, mains ! dat ain't no use:
he jump so high he break his neck." -
Wealth- of the States. The population
of the U. States is set down at 20,743,000
and tho aggregate of personal and real prop
erty is estimated at 8,294,500,000. Now
York is the richest State, her property be
ing $1,112,000,000; Pennsylvania, 8.i0,
000,000; then Ohio, $740,000,000; then Vir
ginia, .$508,000,000. The remainder of the
Stales rank as follows: Indiana, $334,
000,000; Tennessee,. $280,000,000; Ken
lucky, S342.000.000; Massachusetts, ;340,
000,000; Georsio, $320,000,000; Nortli Car
olina, S30C,000,000; Illinois, 8294,000,000;
Alabama, 827(1,000,000; Mississippi, 256,
000,000; S. Carolina, S242.000.000; Mis
snuri, $240,000,000 .Maine, S240,o66.(l()0;
Maryland, $193,000,000; Louisiana, $188,
000,000; New Jersey, $160,000,000; Michi
gan, 148,000,000; Connecticut; 132,000,000;
Vermont, 120,000,000;New Hainpsuire.tJO'
000,000; Arkansas. 60,000,000; Texas, 56,
000,000; Iowa, 52,000,000; Rhode Island,
52,000,000; Wisconsin, 30,000,000; Dela
ware 32,000,000; Florida, 30,000,000; Dis
trict of Columbia, J18.OJO.000; Oregon, 3,-
000,000. -.. : ;'. , ...i. ... , ,
Cholera is . Texas The.. Galveston
News', of the 31st ult., report that the chof
craisvery fatal there among tho recent
German emigrants and slaves at Houston,
Texas. It.isssid that tho sick pes"? is con
fined to those emigrants wlie- are .encamped
In the siib'drbs'of the toWn and drink the
Bayou' water. "s v.'i J--
OSrP. Tv Barnum, Esq.; is now engaged
in writing his own life and
Five thousand dollars, it is
said, have el-
r , t. A... I..
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TrKtftimJkimm-1 ik g" II I i " - - - ." ' ' ' ' 'i ' -(.
THE MATCH GIRL OF KENTUCKY".
. ST t IASCIS . OSOOOD'.
"Six for a fip! matches! mMche!" The
voice wa clear and ghd as the wind', and
Russel Hartley turned to see from whence
it proceeded; a little bare-footed girl, about
ten year old, with the sunniest, sweetest
face he had ever seen, was tripping jmt be
hind, and, as l,e turned, she held up her
matches wilh such a winning, ple(!in",
heavenly smile in her blue eyes, that he
bouglit nearly '. she had 8t once.
Her hair fell in soft light waves rather
than curb., nearly t i Pr waist, and a hole
in her little straw ha t let in a sunbeam up
on, it that turned it halft'd got J." "
in none 01 inecniiii coarse and tattered
apparel, in rpite of her lowlv n(ril!iatirt fi
ber manner, her step, her express 10, the
very tone of her, roice unconaciouy be
trayod a native -del'iearv nd reflnem'wnr.
which deeply interested the high bred youth I
win,,,, mna Buuresseu. impelled by an irre
sistible Impulse, bo lingered by her side
"Vhat is your name, my ciiildj"' he ask
"Virginia, sir, what is your!"
"Hartley Russel Hartley." he ren!
smiling at her artle? and native simplicity
"and where is your home!'' "
. "Oh, I have no home, at least not much
of one. I sleep in the burns here." snd a
gain eho looked tip in his face, with her hap
py and touching smile
"And your mother!"
In nn instant the soft brow was shadow
ed, and the nplifted eyes glietened with
"I will tell von 1I a!mnt t C
, come close to me; I don't like to talk loud
I about it," she replied in low fa!terin tones.
Russel Hartley took her little sunburnt
hand in his, and bent his head in earnest at
"We had been on the great ship ever so
many days, mother, and father and f, and all
the other people;and on night w were in
the room they called the ladiea' cabin, and
mother had just undressed m, and I was
sitting on her knee singing the little hymn
she had taught me, and she had her arm a
round . my neck mother loved me ah! so
dearly and she was so sweet and good, no
body will ever be so good to me again!"and
here the little Creature tried to repress a
scb.arid wiped her eyes with her torn apron.
"Well, and so I was singing my pretty
hymn . . .
Of oIJ tl' Apostle walked the xvave,
. As seamen walked the land,
A power was near him strong to save,
For Jesus held liis hand.
Why should I fear when danger's near,
I'm rafs on sea or land,
For I've in heaven a Father dear, .
And be will bold my band.
Though on a dizzy height, perchance,
With fa'.tering feet I stand,
No dread shall dim my upward glance, '
For God will hold my hand. . . ..
But oh! if doubt should cloud ths day, . -And
sin beside me Btand,
Then firmest, lest i lose my war,
' My father, bold my hand!
All at once there was a dreadful confus
ed sound; a rumbling, crashing, shrieking
noise a terrible pain, and then I awoke
up, and there I was on a bed in a strange
room, and some people standing by the fire
talking about a steamboat that had burst
her boiler the 'lay before, and I found that I
had been washed cn shore, and that. Mr.
Smith had found me and taken me home to
his wife, and she had put me into a warm bed
and tried to rouse me; but she couldn't until
I woke up myself the next day. And when
I cried for my own sweet mother; they look
ed sad, - tnd said she waa drowned, . and I
should never see her again. And lien I
wanted to be drowned too,' but they said
that was wicked, and I was sorry I said so,
for I would not be wicked, for the world.
Mother always loved to. have rhe good; and
so I always tried to be as happy as ihey told
me I must, but I rould hot for a great
while I used to pine so at night for her
arms around ma! At last I found a little
comfort in doing Just as she- would like to
havo me, and in kuowing that she could see
me still and in talking to her; tnd I used to
sing my liitlJ hymn up to her ia heaven,
just as I did when I sat on her knee, and I
sing it now every, night. . Mr.. Smith and
his wife both died and left me . oil alone a-1 his costly and tasteful gilts; but there seem
gain; but I am hardly ever sad new, for I am led a magic halo around the young Virginia
most always good; and you know good peo
ple must not be unhappy;" and the beauti
ful loving smile shown again' through her I purity of her mind, there were two other In
lingering tears as she finished her simple j fluences at work In the beautiful web of her
story. ' ' j destiny to prevent any course of dark thread
Russel was touched to the heart. Iti mingling in its tissue; one was her spiritual
own eyes were moist, and bendingdown, he communication with her mother, and the
kissed the innocent check of the little or- (other the affectionate remembrance ef Rus
phan, and bade liQr go with him, and he 1 eel Hartley- the only being in whose eye
would give her money to feed and clothe ! she had ever read the rympathy for which
But the child drew gently, and somewhat
proudly back and said earnestly, "Oil! I
never take money as a gift; mother would
not like it." Then kissing tenderly : the
gentle hand that still held hers, she tripped
lightly around a corner, and a moment af
ter, Hartley heard'her soft, silver, childish
voice, tremble far in the distance, singing
Matches! matches 1 six for a fip!- Who'll
buy my matches, ho!'
Russel Hartley kept that sweet picture
ill liis soul, uudimmed through year of trav
el, and change, and care. He visited with
enthusiasm the noble gallpries of painting
and sculpture iti England, France and Italy,
and many a gem of art was enshrined and
hollowed in ihe music tables of memory, but
liters-was none to rival the gem -of nature
the matchless little match girl of Kentucky,
with her fair hair streaming on her scanty
red-cloak,' the glad nnd innocent smile in
her childish eyes, and the lovely beam steal
ing through the hole in the old straw hat to
light as a message from heaven the lovely
head of the orphan girl. The beautiful ray
of light made more beautiful by its chosen
resting place, giving and receiving grace, ft
seemed a symbol of the Father's love for
the poor motherless wanderer. It was only
the hole in the hat that let in the sunshine
itjwa her . poverty and her lonely, lowly
state, that mad? her especially the ch'ldof
His divine pity and tenderness; and the?,':
like the sunbeam, changed tegold tier dally
care, and sinned througri- every cloud that
crossed hr little heart. ':-?. ' ; -
Sevcq years flew by pa-butterfly wings
to joy and. thoughtlessness, on laden ones to
sorrow and hope deferred' and our Virgin
ia, now a lovely girl of seven teen, had earned
money enough by ber bewitching way ol of
fering matches for1 sale, to introduce herself
as a pupil in-one ef tbe first boarding schools
of the . country , not ia commem-a but to fin
ish her education; .for f 1th a issibnate
1ov6 of book, sbe had found means to culti
vate hertastes and talent in tneoy way.
i. The lovely and lonely little orphan had
and smiled through
with temptation in iismoat alluri.ig, begtiil
ing form, and evil in a thousand lmp,v8t
she bad fcttbs heavenly uiibin of her
uul pur ami uncluuiied through it all.
She had never Uken uiii'y a a eft, nora
bribe. She had aited from h'r little store
tiinr a cbilJ cf misfortune, still buinblrr
than herself, and with f.iih, lru'!r, and purl,
tjr an angel guarded aro.md her by the
liglitof her innocent smiles, aha glided
like a tar through the gathering clouds un
harmed, unetaiiird, uuhadowtd. Jo the
words ef oar beautiful pt
"Peace charmed tbo street beneath bar feet,
And honor charmed tn air;"
and muie th" mrisie of her ob sweet
heart snd silver voice. Bent away wilb her
through the world.
It was on the evening preceding that on
which th tnni.il t,ll .J rl.a . ..!.
place. Theyeuag ladi wore diacnsaini
round lie ocboolvKMn rc be 4rer that I rte'll, ot leavm, and ail her brotb
they were to wear". " Virginia, a little aptrt, ('' tlJ oCnnns, co'iild o.l have purrfias.
lis ened to them, and half wished the bJ wi"cH t-e'"n!,'eJ 'ho gif.
fairy mothers, like Cinderella', to deck her
for the festival. Pearls, dimand, jabonicas,
satin, lace, veiveu! She, alas! had non
of thee! .She had ocly the plain . white
drs in wliir.h she had been r.riiwn,l Onun
I I of May the spring preceding. It was so
Very , p sln' Dtt
round the throat
piain, ntt even a bit of trimminz a-
I "Anil IVtlKl mrO Vtl, 0..m.- In mimmm 11.-
Linden!" said one of the ariitoeraU of the
' school, tiiniing with what she fancied to be
an imperial air, toward the young etran-
Is":.' . .
Virginia bliMhed, and said simply, "air
I white mifilin."
"And what r.rnsmnt!"
I Virginia srnii-d. "Oh, I can En j some
bright autmnn leaves for a wreath."
' Lnogene Gray would have given her dia
1 m"? d necklace for such a blush and smile, )
l.lor her own sallow cheek was never illumi
nated; but she sneered nevertheless at the
while muslin snd garlands of leaves, and
deigned no further question.
Virginia' delicate and sensitive spirit
felt the eneer intensely, , arid she left the
room with a swelling heart and tearful ryes,
Once eafe, however, in thesyluin of her
own I ttle chamber, peace descended like a
dove, into her soul, and after undressing she
knelt in her night robe by the side of her
bed, snd said her prayer, sod sang her child
I'll know no fear when danger's near,
I'm safe on sea or land.
For I've in Heaven a Father dear, ,
And he will hold my hand.
Doubt aod danor and tin wr n,M
than ahe thought, but her little hand was
held by One who vould not let her fall. As
sne roie irom her devotions, she saw, for the.
no tunc, vox un nit- lauie oy me oca. jr
was addressed on the cover, simply. "Vir
ginis." She opened it wondering, and found
a set of exquisite pearl ornament fur tbe
arms neck aud bead.
Her little heart beat with girlish delight.
She hurried to the glass and wound around
her hair a chain of snow whit gems, less
fair and pnre than : the innocent brow be
neath. Neat she bared her graceful arm,
and placed a bracelet there. How exquis
itely the delicate ornaments became hr
childish loveliness! She thought she had
never looked so pretty and even when
she used to de.ck her hair witli wild flowers
by the clear pool in the woods, and she
codld wear them to the ball I But who could
have sent them! Again she looked at the
box, nnd this time he saw a note peeping
beneath the cotton wool on which the gems
had rested. Virginia's fair cheek flushed as
"Let innocenca accept the gift of love."
. Had the bracelet been a serpent with its
deadly sting in her srm, Virginia could
scarcely have unclasped it with more fear
ful haste. The chain was snatched from
her head, and both wilh the not replaced
in the box; and then tbe fair child threw
herself again on her knees and buried her
face in her bands. After a silence of some
minutes, broken only by the faint sob, she
sung once more in low tremulous tones, the
hymn which seemed to her a talisman for ali
evil, and then calmly laying her head on the
pillow, and murmuring the name which was
minic to her soul, sunk into the soft and
deep slumber of innocence and youth.
For nearly a year had the ynnng libertine
Harry Grey pursued her wilh his unhallow
ed passion, aided as he vainly imagined, by
'IhroiiL'h whih no shadow of evil ennld nen.
letrate. Besides the native delicacy
her lonely and loving heart yearned always
It was evening agiin. The young ladies
had assembled, dressed for the ball, iu the
drawing room all but Virginia. "Where
is the sweet child!" asked an invalid teach-
er, to whom she had endeared herself by ber
gracetui and auectionate attentions.
"She was eo long helping me and sister
dress," said a little hy looking girl, "that
she has been belated."
"I will go rind assist her," said the princi
pal of the school, pleased with -this proof of
tender heartedness on the part of her pupil.
She softly opened the door nf Virginia's
room and ' alrhnst started at the charming
picture whii h met her eye
Robed in white,
wilh her singularly beautiful hair falling in . crk dona in , depsrlment for the three
fair, soft curls about her face, which woe!.. -i.- ,, , , y .
Ii,.,t.. nn iff milnf .lmMt ,.nn mil.
.r- i- .- - - - r -
hope and joy," the young girl stood in an at
titude of enchanting grace,:' raising in both
hands, to adjust amid the braid behind, a
half wreath of glowing and richly tinted au
tumn leaves. . ... .. . ... . ,
"Let me arrgageit for. you t my child,"
said the lady, approaching, and Virginia
bent her fair head modestly to her bidding,
and then, hand lii hand, they descended to
the drawing room". " Many of the company
had arrived the-door that led to iboirroom
had becrt thrown open, and Virginia was at
m6 denied by the splendor of the. scene
iniA which aha wss tbuo suddenly urhered.
She blushe.r beneath the eyes that were nv
.!d nnnri her as she passed.
"An angell" "a grac!""a muse!',' win's
nerod the irfntleun-n toeacblhe.r.-. There
was one among tneni 1 nnuie, .-cuivairiu ; mre oi siaryianu. 4 ne wmc siouu, rearcc,
looking man who did "not apeak hia admire-' 5(J. Co,4laue V. MrPuorce is ' ooe of
lion.' An ""'V'XJ lt M.mbor.of the,, K.aale.. and to
heavenly beauty or that face had touched In ' "i.
hi soul i. chord Which had not vibrated for him the eye of many Whigs are now turn
many year before. ..Virginia knew Jiim at jed hopefully sswrll as adiiriu;Iy. See
one.' The 'rich chestnut curie of wvitilrleitVplv;Comn.- X V , ; "..-',.. . X
I ... ....I- 1. !..,:-..
had sow assume,! a parser ungc,. urn rjre
somewhat' softer fir, and flexible grace had
given place to a manly dignity of mem, but
there wa no mistaking the sequel in the
glenee of Russel Hartley. ': -u
l Yjrm n lw flavor ''-'tJ'.JteHi
WII0LK M M
the ball. Gyt6ut graoefully ,. for her
sportive mo d . ifUnii and reetratnej
by a charming timidity fht- rahaned hot
lovelineM tier? Mff, she ioukvii and muvod
like woe inspirited. , .'..-. ,; , ...
. Sua had met Hartley admiring gaze.aha
was alma't shure he w.utd as j an IniroJuc-
1 lion, an t she fe'f as if JW feet and heart wer
suddenly gifted U4i winit.' Shu d..atai
j down the dance tik a perl t'miuyh tlie airi
j and then Rusel iiroiii hed and ir.l iatro
; dured. '
) The sunny smile of if," lifik. matrn f fri
; shone in hov y e, i. anr ntod bis "erni
for a prom-nili. Surely I have-seen tlit
look mw!ire." h" exrliimfj, half aloiik,
"MalehiM! six for fij,;" muruturett- Vir
ginia, liwking ureh'y up In (ict, and the
mystery w ul tnr.r explained; '
Imojene Gre'y' diiun m i aeeklae' WS
wonhleM , drito e - cpnpnri(,(j with tha
Keai'er, if yiiu e-r nnnt to Kehtuokv.
kome to mi Utr a letter uf ititrodurtiurt Uf
Mr. Russel Hirtley. She i. Wled np to,
respected, and I am sure you "will enjoy her
jrraeefuf end cordial attention, and the luxu
ries of lWlernt home, all the more for
remembering that the 4ilingui6hed tod dig
nified woman to whom you are making your
very best bow, wa once the little match
girl ofmy story.
Serrs Exrtsioa at Wheeluc. A
boiler in the paper mill of Lambdin, Bon
ham St Co., of Wheeling, Va. exploded on
Saturday morning, blowing the rear build
ings to atoms, and so badiy scalding a boy
named Israel Moblcy, a ta cause hi death.
The boiier broke into three pieces, one piece
passed thnmgb and destroyed a rear buVd-
ng, and buried itself in a straw stack; an
other passed through two brick walls, de
stroying the building snd its machinery,
and lodging in an alley, and the third pieco
unroofed the furnrce building. , The Wheel
ing Argot estimates the Iwss at from $2,600
to $4,0')0, and says the explosion is suppos
ed to have been caused by a generation ef
gas from the lime nsed in the bailer for
bleaching and cleansing rag.
Ixsceahce Losses The New York
Courier says that during the last three
months nearly one thousand vessels have
ifiered damage at sea,
, and during the sarhr
peried the loss sustained by
street insurance offices exceed
Many veseels that have been ex
posed to the gale which swept tlio oceari
in December and January have yet to be
heard from, and when heard from, may help
to swell the enormous sum which is known
to have been absorbed Ry losses. In New
York five insurance companies have , ren
dered statements covering a portion of the
season which baa pruved . so disastrisus to
maratime interests. Of these five compa
nies tbe Atlantic declares a dividend' of If
per cent., the Union 31 per cent., and the
Atlas 20 per cent., the Aster Company de
clared no divident, and ths General Mutual
Company is closing its business.. In Boston
none ef the Mutual Companies have' declar
ed any dividends on the business of the past
year, and the largest corriccriy there show
a deficit of some flli.OO?.
Losses bt Fiee The New York Insur
ance Monitor furnishes an estimate of the
losses by fire in the United States during
the year 1853. The aggregate loss is esti
mated at $12,893,848, of which $6,102,843
is put down to tbe city af New York. The
estimate dues not include fire where 1'ue
loss was under $20,000. , The addition of
these would probably show that the bole
amount ef the destruction of. property ' by
fire during the year wa not leas than twen
ty million of dollars.
CiLiroRXii. The tetters from California
speak of the terribly depressed conditon f
business in Sau Frsucice. Entire cargoes
were disposed of to pay for the freight,
storage and commission. Goods have been
sent forward vastly . beyoud the require
ments ef the cou.r.ry, and the consequence
is that there is no sale, or at least no sale
that realizes anything for the shippers'. It
is predicted that many of ihe men of busi
ness in that place will be ruined before the
year is closed- . . .. f
. Deathsoxtub Astarctig. The rporl
published in some of the papers lu relation
to the very large nuraherof deaths, (over
fifty in all,) among the pabsongers rescued
by the Antarctic and "carried to Liverpool,,
ia a mistake."-An official letter, it is-aid
has been received from Lieut."' Winder, tbe
officer in command of the detachment ef
soldiers on board the Antarctic, and lie re
port but twen:y-one d.-aths. -
Liquor Acekct or New Bedford: The
j liquor agent of New Bedford, Mass., has
,;., nublished his quarterly report of tho
, lu,""""S "u
sales amounted to 1.783 gallons, which i a
pfetly considerable business for that 'place
where the people claim to be such Strict
VlRGIXIA COLOSIXATIOM SoCIBTF. Dur.
!ng the last. 13 months "this Society rew
$5,800 from the State treasury for the re,
movai of 1 16 tree colored" persons frooi Vir
ginia to Liberia, and sent out 124 Pthci
without State aid.- '' ! '" : ; '' . ,
Pearce Re-elected. Our Whig readers
will.be glad to learu .iliat rUii .able Whig
Senator, was on Tuesday last, re-elected to
the Senate for & full-term by. "the Legisla-
, ,.. ..
' A Nebrasxa Sigx moir roKscoTicVf -i-TheHarlford
Times, the leading Adminis
tration paper in Conn., Comes out taot!i
and nail!1 against Dettghs and hit Nf fcrmka