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:.: NEW. SERIES YOL. l:! NO. 44.
H)t VeehU Gazette.
CITY OP. tlECASTEB:
PUSLl SHE'D VRRT THUKSB1T MORBIBO
f. S. SLAUGHTER. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
" OTJTTCl-Old Public Bulldim? South-east comer
' of ihe Public Square, - - .
,,,. Terms $1,75 per annum in advance.
Thursday Evening. Warcu 9. 183
T : 'ThVakhest for Mail Robrsrt We
etatod en Saturday that A. R. Smith, bag
"gage master on the.New Haven, Hartford
' and Springfield railroad, had bean arretted
at New Haven, Conn., charged with exlen
?eiv depredations on the mail' On a subse
quent scercb.ef hia private desk and trunk
in the baggage room", at the depot, a large
'nuMber, of poet bllle, . envelope!, letters,
Wrafte, cheeks' and note to" the amount of
some $30,000 were found. Also upon hi
person were .found about $800 in bank
notes,' embraciog the money 'contained in
eeveral decayed packages placed in the mail
ty Mr. Holbrook, the general mail agent. I
, - - - . .
. 5 Church Blows . vp.- The
v-Oiurch at Chester Factories, "Masa
' blown up with gunpowder on Wednesday
evening, and shattered so that it cannot be
- repaired. The Carson leagoe temperance
meeting had been held m the church, and
the explosion is attributed to the enemies of
the Maine law. -'
Sodder Death ib the Pulpit. Rev
.John R. Meachum, colored pastor of thi
' First African Church in St. Louis, fell dead
in the pulpit on Sunday, tbo 20lh instant,
while reading bta text. Hiadisease was an
. affection of the heart. But-for the revere
as of ' fortune, it is supposed he would bave
'loft kin familv 300.000 or 8400,000. As
1t is, he leaves them a comfortable fortune
- The Public Prirtibg Mr. Nicholson,
editor of the Union, offers to do the public
printing and give Gon. Armstrong's family
their share of the profits.
Importakt Discovert The Charleston
Standard says "A frienil from Florida as
sures ns that he has discovered a small gu
ana island upon the western coast of Flor-
OCT A meeting of the German Citizens,
favorable to Douglas', Nebraska bill, was
-v held in New York on Thursday evening, but
;'i majority' of those present being opposed
to it, resolutions lo that effect were submit
ed and adopted. - , ay
"Fimt jk War. Fihst ib Peace, add
"First is the Hearts ofhis Couhtry
mek.' We learn from an article in the Na
tional Intelligencer, that Chi ef Justice Mar
Khali, who was a representative in Congress1
from Virginia, in 1799, is entitled to the
.honor of the celebrated compliment paid to
Washington, as "first in war, first In peace
and first in the hearts of . his countrymen."
This is not generally known .pr remember
ed. The resolutions of the Houso of Rep
Vesentati'ves drawn up by him oh. the oc
casion of General Washington's death, are
a the following, words . ' '
, . 'Tuesday, Deo. 19,' 1799 The Houso-of
' n.nresematives of the United State, having
'received Intelligence of the death of Wash-1
ington, General of the Annies of the Unit
ed States, and aharing the universal griel
this distressing event must produce, unani
mously resolve-' '''"' ," '
1. T at this House will wait cn the Pre
sident of the United States, in condolence
of thia national calamity,
? 3. That the Speaker's chair be shrooded
- with blockaad that the members and officers
of tha house wear mourning during the ses-
"aion.-" ; - ' ',,,V
3. That a joint committee of both Houses
bq appointed to report measures suitable to
the occasion, and expressive of the profound
. sorrow witn wnicn .v.imgrB is pem-u.u
in the loss of a citizen first in war, firat in
peace, and firat in the hearts of his country -'men;
; "r-., ,'.
- A Mahooabt Bridge. One o the bridges
built by tho Niagara 'Transit Company, un
tho road loading from Lake Nicaragua to
San Juan del Sud, is made' entirely of ma-
LANCASTER, OHIO, THURSDAY l)RNING, MARCH 9, 1851
- V , For the Daily Gazette. '
M. Editor It is perfectly feasible for
onr Building Mechanics to turn almost all
the Circumstances of our present condition
to their personal advantage. Wo are In
the mere negative state, which I portrayed
yesterday in advance of tha times In noth
ing; but, on the contrary, lamentably be
hind in almost everything. We are a blank
to be filled. I propose and enforce the
highest number. It is entitled to precedence,
and I believe we have true men enough to
sustain lis prerogative.'. :
The least ssnguini; and hopeful among our
citizens have been disturbed, in their drowsy
indifference, by the motian of coming
events, and make languid ' admissions that
anaater will increase in business and
It aeems to be agreed, on all hands, that
we aro In the complacent prodicament de
scribed by the old adage, "every thing to.
gain and notliinz to loose."
But a practical ' question, of immediate
and vital significance,- now challenges our
most earnest consideration. If it be true
as it unquestionably is, that onr superior lo
cal features and advantages, in combination
with our approaching rail-way, are about to
attract to us the increase we anticipate,
what single accommodation have we, either
for additional business or population! Our
crowded houses, and unaccommodated bus-
ness and population, furnish the answer,--
none, whatever,, . ". ,
There is, therefore, a large disproportion
between demand and supply; and it is in fa
vor of supply, a. condition of things every
way propitious to Building Mechanics.
I believe we will be fully equal to our
new condition. The crushed and long dor
mant energies of our people will be renew
ed in high power; and tho arrearages oi the
past will be sentiments for the future.
. AN OLD MEUHAiNlU.
bogany.. .' "--." ;'-'T s
SerioOS Fire The ! Roman Cath plic
church at Alton, I1V.. and ; tnreo dwelling
houses, were destroyed by firs on the night
of the 17th inst. ' Loss estimated at ' from
' 30,000 to $25,000 insured for $4,000.
", Thb trial of John t. Chapman, at Cam-;
bridge, Masf.V for the murder of Reuben
Cozzens, resulted in a disagreement of the
On one of tho recent cold Sundaya, it i
stated there, were .70,000 persons skating a,
once upon tho Ice In the London Park.
A Trleoaphi despatch from Chicago
states that the Rock Island Railroad is now
complete to Rock Island, and that tho first
train went through on the 22d inst.
(Jr We refer tha "Smooth Quarter" So
ciety to the following communication from
tho pen of a young lady. It is rich and to
the point: . :
For the Daily.
Mr. Editor: Hi! bo! what exquisite
times I. have had for the past three i or four
weks. Only think a "6eai" every even
ing,; for two weeks, in succession. Truly,
I have been "blessed beyond measure."
Tis true, 1 have lost much time and
b?cn the cause of considerable expence to
papa in the way of coal and candles and af
flicted ma with more than her share of the
work. But what could do to remedy the
matter! the "beaus" would eome, and you
know it would not be polite nor gcnttel to re.
fuse them the pleasure of my conversation t
a seat by the comfortable fire. No! no! th'is
would never, never do! Such a course
would iuin my matrimoniar prospects for at
least a twelve month, ana I would tncreoy
run the risk of being thrown a"life pension
er" on my dear, kind hearted papa. And
then how kind in these gentlemen to come,
nightflfter night, and remain until eleven
and twelve o'clock entertaining me with
their "delightful .. street news" it is so
edifying and entertal ling. Oh! I lilielUo
much! ., It was only night before lost that
Mr. -gave me a long and interesting
description of a little dog running up street
with an ovster can tied to his tail! Oh! it
was so funny! I do wish Mr. Editor, yon
could have heard him, you certainly would
have secured him as a contributor to tho
local column of tho Daily and I can as
sure you that his brilliant descriptive powers
would soon win for him a high place in the
literary circles of the country. I expected
him again last evening; but he he didn't
ccroe nor neither did any of my gentlemen
acquaintances. I suppose they were at the
Concert, and as there is no publlo amuse
ments advertised, I may expect them all
this evening. .
" Oh! how I do wish that Mr. would
come this evening and give a description of
IhS Concert! It would do me so much good
to hear him tell about tn sweet music how
the ladies were dressed, and whether he got
in for a "smooth quarter. ' " I hope he did,
Ho is so "economizing "
Yours in haste, ,
. ' " . ' Fas by "Abthraoite.'V
"For tbo Daily Gazette.
Mr. Slauohter: I have read with great
pleasure 'and interest the articles In your
paper from tbo pen of "an old mechanic'?
and I eannot resist 'tho Inclination, with
your permission, to pot in ao. occasional
word to try to roanlmato the public roiod in
regard to the true interests of our city. Sev
eral project for her good have recently
been talked of, and much;feeling of the prop
er kind is beginning to manifest itself in tho
right quarter among the mechanics them-
Helve, who can accomplish anything they
set about in the right spirit, and I feel con
fident will meet with ready response from
all classes of our citizens, to aid them In
what is proposed. It is a burning shame
that our lovely city should be found wanting
in the energy to place her in the position
which nature has evidently deaticred her to
fill, and' If the lethargy' and Indifference.
which has fastened Itself upon tho hearts of
her citizens, io suffered to continue it can
not bo expected that her condition will bo
much improved. ' It is no uncommon thing
for communities, like "individuals, to sit
quietly down to "wait for something to hap
pen" without even thinking that this some
thing may happen much sooner by a little
exertion on the part of those Interested
Things .lo not happen without some cause,
Individuals or communities are not to be
advanced without individual or united ac
tionand exertion, and the position which
the community or the individual is to occu
py depends entirely upon themselves. Lan
caster is a proof in point, of this posiiion
She has been lying herein one of the mqst
lovely vallies in the world in a lethargic
sleep, like that of Rip Van Winkle, without
energy, without heart, for some sixteen or
seventeen years "waiting for something
to happen" and now we begingto have aom
little evidence atleast that she Is beginning
to wake up out of this ' sleep. ' But like
poor old "Rip" when she comes to .look up
on herself, she finds that the hand of time
has been heavy upon her, and, that what there
was once of beauty and comeliness about
her,is covered with the blackning dust of her
years of inactivity. Her locks are grey and
her garments falling into corruption and de
cay. Is this not all strcngel Is itnot "pas
sing strange," situated as- we nrel Sur
rounded by ' everything ' lovely andlovea-
ble bright old dame nature smiling at us
from every hill top and valley and begging
us to "brush up" and no longer ' remain a
dark spot upon her fair face. Is it not
strange I say that these urgent appeals
should be unheeded) Do our citizens know
that strangers who visit us look with Taptur
ous delight upon our'beautiTul surroundings
but turn from our' city which should bo the
bright centre with the, same sensation with
which we look upon a spurious gem richly
and elegahlly set. Now I ask, shall the
moss continue to grow upon our roofs shall
tho grim monster decay still continue to
gnaw at our vitals till nothing of energy or
life remains! Shall we have cur Water
Works, and our beautiful new dress, to be
received at the hands of the proposed Build.
ing association! . We shall see. . I have on
ly so far opened this subject, and will it
another communication view this matter in
its practical bearings. " Inter Nob.
, Friday Evening;, 7Iarcl: 1S31,
Washibotob Natiobah Mobomebt
The total amount received, funded stock, in
terest, 4.C., during the past year, was $40,
020.81 The expences during the same
period amount to $40,494,97, , leaving, the
Society in debt $475,60. Tho sum of 10.
000, however, remains, over and above ho
account, which is not enumerated In the fi
nancial statement, but only the interest it
produces five per cent, the principal hav
ing been deposited in Corcoran & Riggs'
Bank, w . ., ; ,
;r A Mortrral paper states that 1500 per
,oni took the teetotal pledge on Sunday,
'the 12th lost., In St. Patrick's church In
.that city." tV. ,' ' !.'
Abram. ' slave . ot Jl R. Anderson, of
,fchnwd. Vat, Waa murdered on Thursday
V . r-. . T' 1-
by -Perry slave ot uapiain iiinure
. Canso, jealousy.,.' , i - v, .-; '
ft?r John -At Corwin hoe become fhjef
Justice of the Ohio supreme court, - accord
ng to the rotation principle of the new eon-
SUlUlion. . - ;; .i. j- v , y )
.Thb two whig .'RepretentatlToo in Con-
jgreaa, rojtn Wlssouri wui vote lor wm
braskabill. .' .. -..-''-'''-'V. .
. (erf. Diet baa bean fonni guilty of the
murder of Mrs; Young, hie " 'othr:inJWi
fcrThe Martha Washington ' prisoners
in rharee of officer Bruin, were landed at
Jefferson vi Me, opposite Louisville, oy tne
steamboat Telegraph No. 3, couveyea py
land to New A lbany. and before one o'clock
Thursday night, were on board Capt, Mont
gomery's new boat, the Hen nerman, on
their wnv to Arkansas.-. Mr Shnrragar ar-
r veil at 6 o clock tne nexi niorninir,' nu
took the first steamergoingr South. -
. rri-A cawo of Amerioae salted Beef ar
rived recently at Marseilles. The mayor of
that city has published a proclamation on
the subject, to the effect that he has tasted
it and found it very iood; that it ma? be had
at tha rrtremelv low rate of eicht cents a
pound, and that to render it eatable and to
withdraw the overdose' of salt, purchasers
most soak the meat half a day in cold water.
Salt beef must be scarce in that market. ,
CaHforbia Wibtrr. Extract of a let
ter datsd Sacramento City, January 28
1834: . ' y . ; '' ' -'-. v
"There is nothing of special interest oc
curring at present, unless I may . expect the
uncommon cold, weather which we have
this winter, for this climate, the like' not
having occurred since 1847-8., Miners are
dolnir but little, generally, for want of. wa
ter.it baying been frozen djj b old weeih-
rjyr .. .."..,.- ........
crime ib uhio ib 1853. r or tho year
ending the 1st of December, 18 )3, ws have
gathered from the report of Mr. Pugh, At
torney General, the following interesting
statistics: in convictions for crimes, there
have been seven for murder in the second
degree, twenty for manslaughter,, nine for
rape, one bigamy, five for arson, thirty-four
for burglary, ten for assault, with intent to
murder, two with intent to ravish, two with
intent to rob, forty-three for grand larceny,
ol which the"Htate of Hamilton" furnished
seventeen, seven for robbery, three for for
gery, seventeen counterfeiters, two for ma.
licious shooting, and four lor malicious stab
bing, seventeen horse thieves, and several
for other crimes. Altogether the prisoners
were sentenced last year to 185 years im
prisoiiment and seven of the prisoners for
life. These prosecution cost the State $14,'
989 8'). The number of acquittals for crimes,
was 93; the nolle prosequis, Hi; of the for
mer, wero three 'cases of indictments for
murder In the first degree.
The convictions foe misdemeanors, by
which we mean petit larceny, assaults, etc
were 1348, acquittals and nolles645. There
are -some 100 indictments from crimes and
misdemeanors now pending, among them
five rases for murder In ihe first degree, not
including one or two cases now in error, or
determined since Mr, . Fugh's report was
made out. i .
These facts do not fully show the crimes
prosecuted in Ohio the. last year, for there
are some twelve counties whose othcershave
beenlremiss In their reports.
This report of crime diliers very little
from that of the year 1852, when the pris
oners in all, were sentenced to 229 years,
and six Imprisoned for life, and three capital
convictions Statesman. .
"THE LOR WILL PROVIDE."
Newt A large robbery gi Colt's revolv.
era, diamonds, pssris, watce, &s ., from
Ihe establishment of Smith, Yonng & Co.,
New York, has just come to light. The
robbery hss continued for 'months, and a
mounu to $16,000 or more. ' Person' em
ployed in tho establishment one of whom.
Io the son of very respectable parents la
Connecticut are suspected. Ae ososl, de
praved woman are mixed In., -; -r
At a lecture given at Hope Chapel,
New York, for the benefit- of the widows
and children of the soldiers lost from the
San Francisco, the attendance wss twenty
person, cnarity may cover a multitude oi
sios, bnt tuck charity wilt not cover many
naked backs. ' '''"'".-
" The papers announce the dea:b of Isaa:
B, Headley, who died at the Island of St.
Thomas, on tba 25lhsrnury, where be had
gone for his health. ' Mr. H. formerly re
sided in Cincinnati, and subsequently at
Massillon, where he wss Cashier of a Bank.
' Should the' member's of Congress frm
the Slave States vote noaaimoasly for the
Nebraska Bill in the House', and it is feared
that they will, it will require the votes of
but 26 Northern Dodghface to pass the bill
in a full Session. The Washington corres
pondent of the Courier and Enquirer, writes
that the following votes are expected to be
obtained from the Free Stltes:-New Hemp-
shire 2, Pennsylvania 10, Indiana 4, Michi
gan 1, New York 4, Ohio t, Illinois 4, Iowa
2, and California 2. This estimate gives
six more votes than required to pass the
outrage on Freedom and Free Men. .
A Washington letter to the Tribune
says "Gov. Wood, of Ohio, was induced to
accept the Consulship at Valparaiso, under
the executive assurance tjiat it was worth
825,000 a year and upward; but finding that
the official receipts are not sufficient to psy
board bill, he is about returning in disgust."
The Mansfield Herald nay a that gold has
been found in a spring oij tho farm of Ed.
ward Heffety, Washington township, Rich
land county, in this State. The specimens
have been examined by the officers of the
Mt. Vernon bank, and pronounced gold
One of the lumps measured three-eights of
an inch in length, one-half an inch in
breadth, and one sixteenth in thickness.
Returned Californians .slate that one man
can wash five dollars per day in the spring
and the stream running from the spring.
fjWe learn from th Columbus Journal
that Ex-President Filpmorb and Ex-Post
master Hall are now in that city. We
look upon Mr. Fillmori as wo once looked
poh the noble Clat as being a pure pa
triot, a wise statesman and worthy to be
ranked among the best men the world ever
knew. Ho has'given a character to the Ex
ecutive office that can be erased only with
the overthrow of Consitututionol Liberty,
and which is now being threatened by the
incendiary ' movement of political dema
gogues, who ' would ell their country for
political preferment. If the noble Fill-
more ocoupied the Executive Chair at the
present crisis, and this bill should pass both
branches of Congress, he would, without
the shadow of a doubt, place his unquali
fied Veto upon the measure, and in doing sot
would carry out the purposes for which it
was intended to savo the sanctity of the
Consti ution from being trampled under foot
by unprincipled demagogues.
T TIB XISTSCM OF HO08TCLADRO..
New Hampshire Election. On next
Tuesday-the annual election for members
of the State I egielature lakes place in this
State. More than usual interest is taken
in its result from the fact that two United
States Senators are to be chosen the next
session of that body. '
U. S. Sebator Elected.-Wo learn from
reliable sources that Geo. E. Pu?h was' o'
lasl evening nominated by the Democratic
caucus for Senator, and confirmed this after,
noon by the vote of both Houses. We
have barely time to make the announce
ment. . " ' 1 ; .
. The Boot abd Shoe Busibess. Owing
to the high prices of stock, several of our
boot monufneturen have temporarily sus
pended their business, while others have
dischsrged a portion of their workmen only.
In a month or two, however, we may ex
pect to see the full forces at work again
Mitford (Mast.) Journal. . , ;
0 a eeld, dreary afternoon of December,
e, cart load of rickety furniture was rarried
into a miserable tenement en s miserable
street, and their received, by lie ownrs,wh
had preceded it-two squalid girls with paiot
on their hollow cheeks, and Uwdrv doer an
their meagre forms, who uttered nbsen
jests in tbevery ears of a bloated, rugged,
"""" creators wey eallta their , father,
and were answered by drivelling Uoghterat
Ia one of the eheerlese roona at .kirk
they were th s taking possession stood its
ejected tenant, a young widow win, aick
ano weary-iooRing, with, two little children
at her side. As she folded, with trembling
hands, a scanty shawl over her" black ear.
mentSjJhe laces of the sisters showed some
thing Wpi'y, so often mercifully allowed to
linger when every other holy feeling has
fled the human heart. : ' .-
'.Have yon far to go!noae bf them asked.
The pale lips of the widow moved with an
"Mother baa lo look for a home," s id the
elder child-a bright.handsome boy, six years
old. . . ,
"It is too late for that.' and likely to be
stormy this evening,", said the girl; you
can stay here till morning if yon have no
place else; we can give you something to
lie on io this corner the old man haa - to
sleep over yonder, but no matter."
"He's too drunk already to notice - any
thing," said the other, with a coarse Iufh,o
which the father retorted with a hiccuped
The children clung still closer to tbeir
mother, who gently shook her hesd, and
mumuring"Msy God remember you for this
kindness," she passed down the creakinz
steps, while, with a feeling of awe which
they could not understand, the sisters silent
ly looked sfter her.
Emerging from the dirty snd dismal streo,
the widow led her children along a wide
thoroughfare, bewildering with its ever
changing crowds and with the continuous
thunder of swiftly pasxing wheels. At first
her steps were painfully feeble and slow, but
they grew more snd more rapid, snd, with
ber pallid face set straight before her,
strangely unheeding of danger or observa
tion, she horried on. 'At length the feet of
the younger child, a little girl, began to flag,
and though she patiently tried to keep up,
her eyes were filled with tears.
"Mother, ' Elly is very tired; won't we
soon find a home?" said the little boy, look
ing up appealingly.
"The Lord will provide," answered the
mother; and the , child, wise beyond hie
years from his tutelage amid sorrow and
sufferiiiir. looked still more earnestly into
her face. It had changed even within an
hour. The features were haggard and
shrunken, and there was a wild gleam in
her eyes that had never been there before.
"Mother has ber fever on her, and that
wii ked mm has taken ber bed," whispered
the little fel ow to his sister.-
Tne crowds becan to grow thinner, and
the noises more broken, and still that worn,
ghost like figure went, as if unconsciously,
lorward. The .passers-by hslf paused, snd
same even turned bnck M look after her.-
The weary little eirl sti.l dragged herself
abng silently, but with tenis running down
her luce. . v-
"Mother, Elly is very hungry,." again I
spoko the boy; "have you any money to buy
her some bread!'' t '
"The Lord will provido", again the mnlh
fr answered, and that lime in a voice so
strangely hollo that, lor a moment the
weeping child's tears were checked, and
she looked wonderingly up at the counten
ance in which she never before had missed
an expression of love or compassion when
her little wants wero named. Still the hur
ried step was not checked. " '
" The houses now were lese - closely set,
and llirhts beiran to shine through the win
dows. There were no longer crowds, but
here am' there a ' solitnry passer. Some
times for minutes neither huof nor wheel
disturbed the growing stillness. Day had !
given place to a dim moonlight, through
which the gusty clouds sent down at inter
vals a chilling drift of scattering snow. At
length the street itself-' terminated. The
children paused to be guided either lo the
right or left, but there was a crossing be
fore them, and their mother, whose -strength
had for some time seemed to be failing her,
still kept on. Facing them appeared a deep,
arched gateway, flanked by turrets of stone,
and through this the . widow passed, until
ner course was arrested by a lofty ' iron
gate. It was the cnterance to tne
" Where are we, my son!" she faintly
asked. - : - -
"Is it home, mother!" returned the little
boy; what are those while things there,
tall like trees, and the others that look like
people!" but there was no answer, and the
mother olung to the bars of the gate, as if to
save herself from sinking, . ,
"Let us sit down and rest:" said the lit
tle nirl."here is a place;" and she dropped
her weary little form upon abroad surbase of
flowers, also, scarlet and white, sad pink
roses; such ao bo had sometime bad in sum
mer tim. He dapsd bis faaade with pleas-
are, cold snd hungry as be was for be
was a child that loved til beautiful tbintra.
There was a man moving about among the
foliage a handsome, strung looking aiaa
Who in a few minutes ascended a short
flight of steps with a lamp o bio hand, and
ailjwas dark sgaio. .
rhe little girl raised hrae!f and wept
softly. - "If ibis is home, why didn't mother
give as some breed I"
"Don't wake mother the other people
ill tell as if It is booe. said that the
boy , snd he led her round to the door be
had discovered, and rapped opoa it with bis
lifle benumbed bands. It wis opened by a
gentle looking, fair-faced woman, who look
ed oot into ibo oigbl, and than meted to
eloae l agaia.
Tleaa, ma'am, to this borne? asked tho
little boy. - . ' ..
"Children! why, bless me, Sttle ones! '
who aro yoo V . i
"This is Elly. and I am HoA.1' "
"Why, poor tittle thiaffs! vo mast be
lost what made yoo ooppocw lata-we yonr
"Mother brought oe hero and went to
She stepped in, and reappeared with the
bearer of tho light among tho flowers, the
superintendent of the place. "Where is
your mother, my little man!" asked he
"In the room that's got no doors to it,'
answered the child.
"Come and show me; and taking? OD a
gl .as lantern, he fallowed tho child, while
hi wife led the little girl on the pavement,
now slippery with the new fallen snow.
P"leaae don't wake mother we always
let her sleep after her fever; asid little
Hugh. The superintendent held bis lan
tern above the rigid fii! are, and then passed
his hand on the placid but asby face. He
started b uck with a suppressed ejaculation,
and his wife shuddered and grew pale. The
weary was, indeed, at rest.
"Take the little ones in;" said the boa
band, gently, and in silence they were led
into liie house.
"Oh, Hugh, is'ot this good!" exclaimed
the little girl, stretching the stiff ned (ing.
ers of ber tinny bands before the glowing
grate.and gazing round the pretty room, with
its bright carpet, its little book-shelves and
workstand, and its soft shaded Samp shin
ing npon a rosy baby asleep In the era
Ample slices of white bread, covered with
suzar, were supplied to the bunrrv little
: 'WHOLE KG lISi
think lcoold give him a v one. Jfy
calling, too, among trees an.t flowers, is a "
pleasant and respectable one, and wmiid
suit a boy like that. As to another mouth
to feed" - - - -
"The Lord will provide!' eaid liJr,
with a bright ami ie.
-The Lord win provide!" responded the
wife, fervently, and the little ones. - though
still oneonscioua of their present applicmioa.
e pea ted after ibem their dt-parteu mother s
Af Eccestsio PasAcitEn. 3furfay'o
"Handbook of noutb Italy" i just publish
ed, and contains some curious stories re
specting rra Rrrco,' 'he. celebrated Domini
can preacher and tbo spiritual Joe Miller
of Naples. .On one occasion, it related,
be preached on trie mule, a penetentisl sr-
moo, and introdeced so many- illustmtiona
of terror, that be soon brought his hearers to
their knee. While they were Uius showing
every sign of contrition, he cried out,"Now
all yon wb sincerely repent of your sins, -
holdopyoar bands." tvery, mi n in the
vsst multitude immediately stretched out
his bands. "Holy Archangel fif, cheat x.
claimed Roeco; tboo'wko-jKitb. thine ada
mantine sword standest at the right of the
judgment oeat of God, hew me off every
hand which has bssers'sed hypocritically."
In an inotant every hand dropped, and Roe
eo ot coarse poared forth 0 fresh torrent of
eloquent invective against their aids and
tbeir deceit. He had a great dialike to tobac
co, and wben once preaching to a crowd of
Spanish sailors, he astounded them by tel
ling them that there were no Spanish saints
in heaven. A few, he said, bad been ad
mitted, but they smoked so qiany cigars, that
they made the b ly virgins sick; snd St.
Peter set bis wits to work to ret them oot.
At length, be proclaimed that a bull fight
was to be held outside the gate oi Paradise.
Thereupon every Spanish saint, without ex
ception, ran off to see the fight, and St. Pe
ter immediately closed the gates, and took
care never to admit another Spaniard.
Aasob Beta's Win Tho Paris Patrie
of a late date has the following: .
fit the last Tuillerica ball, the' brilliant
toilette of a stranger, with an incradible
number of diamonds, attracted tbo attention
of all present. Ia a moment tho attention
was changed to tie most Intense curiosity,
wben Louis Napoleon was observed to ac
cost tho lady, and remain some moments
in conversation, The enigma was soon
solved. The lady wss the widow ef. Mr.
Asron Burr formerly Vice President of the
United States, with whom Louie Napoleon
was on terms of intimacy whilst in that
sir.nsers; ana a. xne ooy received uis, ne cauB.. .d ., ,h. and of fifteen years he
looked up exultingly from the low stool on
Oy A meeting of Working Men's League,
composed chiefly of Germane, met in New
York city on the lat Inst., and passed strong
resolutions in oppnsition to' the Nebraska
, -?. .:.-,..'''' .''--'
. (rAn anti-Nebraska 'meeting will be
bold in Buffalo this (Saturday) evening
The call was signed by most of the influen
tial business men of Buffalo, irrespective of
Mrs. Partibstor ib the Legislature.
"So you are going to qualify the governor,"
said Mrs.. Partington as she reached over
the railing in the senate chamber and ad
dressed the .member who sat- nearest her
He assented. v"
"Well." said she with a proud look at the
Bennington drum and- gun. "I think it
would have been a good deal better If you
had seen that he was qualified aforehead.'
n,i . . t 1 , . . . ...
mere was . a wisu m yquai io lour oi wen- , , . ; nnn nnn ..i.j
, OirThe Portsmouth 'Tribune' statss that
the Jail in Scioto county is destitute of pri
soners at present. -The Grand Jury, at its
late sitting, found one bill. : ' "
. The Timber seized since the 1st of July,
on the Wisconsin and Chippewa rivers, as
having been feloniously cut on Government
stone running round one of the turrets. '
"Shan't wjall rest, mother!" said thf
sters' comprehensive dictionaries in her I
as she said this Boston Post.
ftfrlt is laid that Senator Crittenden will
oppose the Nebraska: bill. The . greatest
man in Kentucky, npon whose shoulders
could fll the mantle of Clay, is J. J. Crit-
ttenden, and we hope for the honor of the
immortal "dark and bloody grounds," and
the memory of tbo sainted Clay, that his
successor will be true to the Missouri Com?
promise. -: ' 1 ' " '.1.'.
Liberal Dobatiobs Icbabod Wash
burn, of Worcester, Mass.,. who has just
built a free church at bis own expense, haa
also given $10,000 to the Worcester Me
chanic' Association,-to erect a society
buildinc. on condition that another $10,00Q
should be raised. Immediately $11,890 baa
J been, subseribodj nod tho worjt la going, on.
I fyTho coin, now accumulated at the
Sub-Treosury at St. Louie io very near $3,
000,000 the largest amount ever accumu
lated there. -; ' v"i '. ''
'TftrA suit to recover $ 1,800 damages
from a' steamboat owner, for carrying more
passengers than allowed by law, Is pending
at St. Louis. " ,. , .
is fttrOnly about fifty mod and fifty appren
tices are now at work jo.; tha Charlestown
Mass.J Navy Ystd. y-y.C
- rv-The iurt In the case of Msior Schlea-
oinger, tried at Ne Orleane en a charge of
larceny, was unable to agree
"Where, mv soon! my sight fails me."
She sealed herself where he led ber, and
resting her head. moment upon his 'full,
round chest, she drew the little girl close to
her bosom. "Say after me both," she
murmured, "the Lord will provide."
"The Lord will provide," repeated the lit
tle girl, as if bv rote. - ' "
"The Lord will provide," oaid the boy, as
if he fell the spirit of the words.
The widow streched her limbs and laid
her head upon the chilly atone, then folded
her hands upon her breast, and all waa still.
The little girl, shivering, settled herself at
her molher'a feet, and the boy took a aeat at
her head. "Mother is aaleep," said be,
when he had watched her pale face a few
minutes. and he arose and looked through
the gate. What could those strange white
things be, that looked as if built of men!
He walked back to tneuiei siren bou loos
ed around. Could this be home! Ho pass
ed to the farther side of the turret against
which his mother rested. There ho saw a
door and a little pointed window, of dia
mond-shaped panes, with wmte and crimson
draoerv. through which the light of a fire
flashed and flickered,and he heard female
voice, soft and low, singing a cradle "hymn.
He went back to the gateway, where his
mother still lav with folded hands. Then
he gazed again through the gate, and notic
ed that a long low structure ran inward from
tho farther turret. Presently It was light
ed, and he saw that the building was of
class, and that there were trees in itr-not
hka those on the street-all bare and brown
hut with fresh treett leaves, some of which
1 rlrnnnAfl Inner and broad like the plumes h
lhadieenbn bannere. And', he could e"and tend
t . , . - -
which he waa seated before the fire, and ex
claimed, "Thai's what mother said the
Lord would provide!" :
When their hunger waa appeased, tbeir
kind entertainer gently questioned them a
bout their mother, and, with tearful eyes.
she beard their artless story of toil and sick
ness, and pitiless oppression, and alter des
titution. She bad spread a little pallet for
them, and now arranged their clean bat
well-wora garments for the night.
"Won't mother come! they asked.
"Mother will lie io another room, darl
ings!" was the answer.
"Then who'll hear us say our prayers?"
"The Lord has provided me."
Tbey knelt at her knee, and the boy re
peated wi b folded bands and upturned face,
s sweetly worded prayer, that must bave
been framed for bis childish lips, in the
depths of a suffering, loving, trusting moth
er besrt. -- .
Early the fe'lowing morning, a well
known lady, whose daily wont it waa tc
make a pilgrimage thither of maternal love
and remembrance, rummoned the an peri n
tendent for admittance into the remetry
He described briefly and feelingly to ber
the scenes of . the . preceding night. The
body had been csrried fur an inquest into
the turret with whirh the green-bouse wss
connected, and there the lady followed him.
I be place was set round with costly vases
ant statuee, ornaments of the "city of the
dead," removed for protection from the win
ter weather, and on a bier in the midst, de
cently covered by a white drapery, and with
the scarcely leas white countenance, ae
rene and holy In its repose, lay the corpse,
looking like the recumbent effigy of a beau
tiful saint. v
The children were already there, attend
ed by their kind protectress, preparVg her
self for a sorrowful task that of imparting
t them the first ideas of death. A email
Bible, which had been fonod in the bosom,
lay at the head of tho corpse. The lady
took it np. On a blank leaf was neatly
written, "To Ellen, aa a memorial of our
marriage-eve.. , Uoch." Inside waa a del
icately wrought book-mark with a foneral
device, and the inscription "sacred to the
memory of my beloved husband, who died at
sea, 183 " On other blank leaves were
written with pencil, as it recently and with
a tremulous hand, the texts"! know that
my Redeemer liveth." Leave thy father
less chil iren to me;" and tbo one which
seemed to have been most deeply impressed
npon the fevered brain of the writer -"The
Lord will provide." The lady's tears fell
upon the book, and aba slopped to kua the
the little fair laces raised lo ner a. -
"Mother uaed to cry, too," said E ly.
' The superintendent's wife pointed to a
lit Ie circlet of dark hair, held together by a
thread of silk on one of the lifeless fingers.
"Tnat's fatherS ba r," said the boyj "moth
er cut it out of her gold ring when she went
to sell it, after she got the fever. Oh,
were'nt we hungry then!"
"Lord! then knowst why such things
should be!" said the lady, lifting her tearful
"Do you know the Lord!' naked tho lit
tle girl, taking hold of her dreaa- .
1 trust so, my child but why do you
ask!" and the lady Caressingly parted the
soft curls on the litt'e open brow.
.. "Mother did," she still said; "what did she
ssy last night, Hugh!" '.:.
"The Lord will provide."
The lady looked earnestly n momeit Into
the clear, innocent eyes, and then clasped
th child In Her arm. "G d ' forbid," she
exclaimed, "that a Christian mother should
be mistaken in her faith and. nopei i wm
take thi little lamb to my own bosom!"
Still pressing the child to ber, sue crossea
tbo building, and drew asiae too cns
a statue thai ot a young gin oi rr
ty. She gated on H a few moments ia si
lence, and ihen, after kissing the cold mar
ble, she returned, and laid ber hand upon
the not less celd forehead of the corpse.
"Let this poor tcnementof clsy," she -said,
"be my charge. Lay it at tho feet of my de
parted angel, and where my own shall real.
I still thought that we two alone should
sleep together, but there ia room enough for
another poor child of tho duet.. The boy
wo will find an asylum." The euperinten
dant answered a wistful look from his wile.
"I have a comfortable home," said he;
tenderhearted Christian . WHO I
bad recognised tbo widow of hia olJ Ameri
can fneod. -
This probably alludes to Madame Jomel,
the wealthy second wife of Col. Burr, who
obtained a divorce a few years previons to
his decease. She owns a large landed es
tate on tho Islai.d of Malta. Cincinnati
Eng. . - . ....
Pistol Fhootiko ExtraordibaRt.- A
most remarkable feat at pistol shooting oc- -
curred on Friday night, at Cullura s ike
House, end or the new sneil ttoaa, in
which Capt. John Trtvia of the Pistol Gal-
wry, in umnog street, opposite me uity
Hotel, "snuffed a candle" twelve times sne-
cessfolly at twelve pacea. -" ...
A bet of "500 waa made that he could not
do it; but some of the captain's friends back
ed him that he ccnld, and sure" enough'.' be
"brought them oot. " Capt. Travis bad bo
part of U,e bet, as we understand. ' - -. -
The agreement was, that any shot touch
ing the stem of the candle should be count
ed aa"no shot." The shooter made thir
teen shots one touching tho stem. The
twelve that snuffed the candle could have
been covered on the iron plate behind the
candle, with a fifty cent piece! We call
this extraordinary shooting.-TV. O. Pic
Washibotob, Feb. 28 A democratic
caucus metting will be held to-morrow even
ing, to nominate a public printer for the
The Supreme Court to-day sustained tbo
import of the McDenough will, in all He
The spiritualists have nem a convention,
at which Senator Talimadge presided. The
sessions were private.
Sebatb. Mr. Cooper followed sar. uarr
in opposition to the Nebraska bill. '
Mr. Brodhead tool ine noor in support ot
the Missouri Compromise. : - ,
House. Mr. Derrick moved suspension
of rules, for the purpose of taking op tho
Senate's bill authorizing the construction of
6 steam frigate for the Navy. Disagreed.
. The Secretary of the Navy wao requested
to communicate to ike House whether, in
his opinion, the Steamships employed io Iho
Ocean mails ' service of the U. S1. are of
proper construction to be convened into
vessels of war in the event of an emergen
cy requiring their nse for each pnrposesod
if so, how many and which of them. .
. Stracvsr, Feb. 88. Tyler the husband
of the murdered woman mentioned oo Sat
urday, was arrested in. this cityyesterday,
and underwent an examination.
Mary Commine testified that Tylsr at
tempted to poison hia wife about week be
fore tho night of tho murder. - -..
Wa-jhibotob. Feb. 28 House C6m-
mitteo on eteetions reported against the pe-
tilion from New York, contesting MiRO
Walsh'a right to a oeat. - - - ;
Sebate Many - petiiiona presented a
gainst the repeal of (the Missouri Compro
mise. '- ' ;' '.'."'
Bostob, Feb. 28 An effigy , waa found
this morning suspended from the lop of a
fl-MtafF an the Common, with the follow
ing inscription: "Stephen A- Douglas,
author of the Jinfamoua Nebraska b.lltho
Benedict Arnold ot inae., , .-.:.-f.,-ia
v.. n.r Feb. 37Siesmer Unit
ed Staies from Aspinwall Feb. 23, arrived
below to-day. ,i
The Empire uity amvea a. n.spinwu
Feb, 22, and would leave name auerooon ior
Nel4Vofrwith300 paasengera.and $000,i
009 gold.. -..... : . ' ;. , .- '
Mobile. Feb. 37 Steamboats Sam Dol
snd Ambassador burned in tha Bay yester
day loaded with produce for their up trips.all
of which wa destroyed. Lose $70,000. :
New Orlkabs. Feb. 27 A ttrr ;tT.. ac
cident occurred on Sunday night -at tbo
French Opera House, the Gallery fell In
during tho performance, carrying
second tier ot boxes. , a nree pr
and over fifty wounded. 4 . ; . ; ",: '
Portlabd, Feb. 28 The Maine Hooe
of Representatives at Augusta, hsve passed
almost unanimously,, the resolves against
the Nebraska bill. " "','' : ' ' .,; a
$yK bote! for six travellers is contem
plated la Hew York. ' " ; ,