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, CITY OF LANCASTER; ,
'Thursday Evening, Jttay 4,1954
Ml'RDEir; Of A FmtAlaVOK ; BOARD -THIS
.'Steamer Yankeb Bladk.---A female nam-
VU, UUOUU ibUOOVll TT aUUU IS J aUl iJ LI)
Edward H. ; Avery, 00 board the steamship
Yankee Blade, on her passage from New
York to Panama. Ho was ardently at
tached to her, and jealous of the attention
she received from the cabin passengers.
Avery is only 20 years of age, a native of
Springfield, Massachusetts, of respectable
parentage, and highly intelligent. He be
camc acquainted with the female, who was
frail, but young and handsome, at Worces
ter, Mass., and proposed to take her to
California. She consented, and they en
gaged passage on the Yankee Blade, as
brother and sister, he agreeing to work his
passage out. She was furnished, through
the kindness of the captain, with a berth in
the tfloead cabin, with another female. This
remove! bcr considerably fromtho pres
ence ofher lover, who worked on the for
ward dock; and she, taking advantage of
her position, began to flirt with tho young
men on board, which, when tho knowl
edge thereof camo to the ears of Avery, rcn
deredSant exceedingly jealous, and finally
he acted in such a manner as to induce
thoso who saw him to beliove ho was de
ranged. The-Panama Star thus narrates
fhc tragedy thatensued:
"On the 13th of February, at about 8
o'clock in evening, the passengers were
alarmed by shrieks from a female voice,
which proved to be Susanna Russell, who
ran about the after-deck, crying 'my broth
er has killed me!' and falling upon tho dock
in five minutes sho was a corpse. She had
boon but a few minutes previous to that sit
ting in tho cabin.cngagedin a lively conver
sation with ono of the passengers, when Av
ery called heron deck. On approaching her,
ho drew from a belt in his side a ten-inch
bowio knife, with which ho stabbed her in
the right breast, severing ono of tho largo
arteries, tho knife passing through her back.
Irameddiately after committing this dread
ful deed ho snapped a pistol twice at his own
breast but finding it would not go off, ha
drew a razor from his pockot, with which ne
cut a deep and 6evere gash in his throat,
then rushing forward to whore sho had fall
en and tho passengers and others began to
collect, he cried, 'Stand back, gentlemen
stand back, I did itthen falling beside tho
dead body, ho wept over it, and kissod the
marblo cheeks, saying, 'I' loved that girl,
hut vrm cabin nassenirers dono this.
"This was tho most heart-rending scene
tho writer ever witnessed. Thcro lay the
poor, mangled body of the unfortunate girl;
over her bent her equally unfortunate
though guilty lover, uttering tho most la
mcntablo expressions of his fervent attach
ment to her, while tho blood camb stream
ing from his throat. Every ono expected
tosee him momentarily expire; ho aid not
die, however, as tho surgeon succeeded in
sewing up his wound, and ho is now nearly
recoveroa. Ho had a preliminary examin
ation beforo the American Consul at Rio
Janeiro, who ordered him on to San Fran
cisco for trial. Since tho sad occurrence ho
has become quito pationt, and awaits his
trial with considerable fortitude. Tho poor
fellow has a mother living in Norwich co.,
upon whom this blow will fall very heavily,
when sho learns tho particulars of the sad
Slavery is Virginia. Tho Wheeling
Gazette is fighting manfully for the right,
Bgainst great odds we admit, but the pon
derous blows Whartoh gives slavery,
must make it reel and stagger.
, In speaking of slavery, the Qazette says:
"This institution was imposed upon us
when wo were tho subjects of a tbreign
tyrant for tho purpose of enriching his cof
fers, with no thought or fear that these col-
onics couia occome , iroo ana repuonean.
When this country achieved its independ
ence tho institution had become so inter
woven with tho domestic and social rela
tions of tho Southern States that it could
not then bo removed; but they regarded it
as an evil that they would prepare to rid
themselves of as fast as possible. Has it
dono any good since then? Have tho
States in wnichit existed prospered, grown
in strength, numbers, intelligence, wealth
or tho happiness, in any way, of tho great
body of the people, as rapidly os those
whore it docs not exist? Oh, no. The
population is sparco where slavery is; in
Virginia all complain of tho want of com
forts, the Land has become impoverished,
and tho population retrograding. Does
slavery, then, do us any good? Does it
not work evils, far greater than any good
that can result from it? If the evil can be
removed, is there any reason why it should
not be gotten rid of by some means.
Ohio.-A bill has passed both branchs
of the Legislature and become a law, re
stricting the liability of stockholders in bus
iness corporations to an amount equal in
addition to their stock. Under the law be
fore existing, stockholders were individual
ly liable for the whole amount of the com
pany's indebtedness, whiob operated in
MnnT i a ana in iWp.r nennla from takiniT
stock in such companies, and has thus ten
ded to depress the stocks. .
2. NO: 1. !
import ant JJkcisio!. Wo find - in the
New YoxV Journal of Commerce the report
01 a case 01 importance to . business
generally: . '
Tho action was against tho endorser of a
now oaMja r e binary 7, 1 85 1 , for $ 1 500,
payable on demand, : with interest The
mnneriaiica in JNovembcr, 1851, and a
month before that, was known by the
plaintiff to be in failing circumsteucesrnnd
between two and four months bctore they
had Rpoken to him about Tjavinu th nnt.
and ho told them ho cotdd not pay it then,
but it was good, and that they should not
be uneasy about it. Their aircnt.' who act.
cd for them, said on his testimony "I had
no uneasiness aoout the note at all, because
I was satisfied the endorser was good, and
thcreforo it was not a matter of . much im
portance, and it lay; wo could not get the
money from Davis." It was decided that.
after the note was six months old, end the
holders were satisfied that they could not
collect it from the maker, they were guilty
of ncglefet in not makhvr a formal demand
phymenyand notifying the "endorsers of
non-payment, it was held that they lud
no right, after that, to delay, "because they
were satisfied the endorser was good."
This was not good faith to the endorser, and
the plaintiffs must bear the consenuences
"i 11. i iit-jr uuiayuu mHKing a acmana un
tilJanuary 15, 152. That was too long,
and the endorser wis discharged. It was
further decided that the reason of this rule
applies as much to a note payable on de
mand, with interest, and on which the en
dorser puts his name for the accommoda
tion of he maker, as to an ordinary note
payable on demand. It cannot be inferred,
in cither case, that a delay is intended to be
allowed under such circumstances as are
stated above. Consequently, judgment
was given for the defendant."
..fit 'PI ..4..1 J ! 1 I
Akswered. "Who is it that stands out
in this State in open rebellion to the Con
stitution and law3?"i Advertiser.
Akswkr: Govcnor Medill and his Sec
retary by pardoning, without law and
without precedent the Hamilton county
scoundrels. Tho Warden and his" deputy
oitno utiio renitciitiary who with the
Camanche barbarity, violated equally eve
ry civil law and every dictate of humanity.
A Democratic Legislature trampling up-.
011 the laws of equality, by making a citizen
pay taxes equally upon whathehas.and up
on what he has not.. A Board of public
Works ignoring every law of decency and
integrity, by making public money and
public offices subservient to par!y interests,
and not to the interests of the State: The
Legislature passing a law giving to them
selves four dollars a day, when the Co'isti
tution expressly prohibibits members of the
Legislature from raising their own salaries:
The same again by passing a crow-bar
act, which was unjust, illegal, and not uni
form; whereas the Constitution says that all
taxes shall be levied and iu a uniform mati
: By the Democratic party in general
who profess one thing ana violate the law of
veracity by doing another; and so on, as
long as the moral law, without diminution
of blackness or mittigation of moral turpi
tude. Scioto Gazette.
Indian treaties Ratified. The United
Suites Senate has ratified without amend
ment, the treaties recently negotiated iu
Washington by Col. Manvfennv, the com
missioner of Indian Affair? , with the Oma
ahs, and the confederate tribes of Ottoe and
Missouri Indians, who inhabit the northern
portion of the territory of Nebraska. Bv
these treaties the Indians code to the Uni
ted States all their lands, the President se
lecting a place for their future homes, to
which they are to remove as soon as the trea
ty stipulations arc fulfilled and the necessa
ry provision made. In consideration the
United States pays to the Ottoes and Mis
sourias $40,000 in installments running
through thirty-eight years, and to 0
mahas 840,000 to be paid in installments
running through forty years.
Trsaty with Nicaragua. Tho Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Jour
nal of Commerce states that Mr. Borland,
our Minister in Central America has sent
homo a Treaty, by the hands of the Secre
tary of the Legation, Mr. Beelan, nude
with Nicaragua. The Treaty provides that
the United States shall recognize as establish
ed, the boundaries of Nicaragua, and in
cludes tho Mosquito country within her
limits. The United Sta'cs Government is
thus made to guaranty the disputed claim
of Nicaragua, to the country of the Mosqui
to Indians. The object of this treaty is of
course, to place the U. S. Government in a
hostile position towards the tiovernment of
Great Britain on this question, in pursu
ance of the policy adopted by Mr. Squier,
while ho was Minister to Nicaragua.
j-Hon. Robert Grrenhow, associate
law atrcntof the United States before the
U. S. land Commission in California,
whose death at San Francisco wo record
ed yesterday, was 54 year? of age, and
leaves a wite and four children in Wash
ington, D. C. He' was a man of great in
dustry and varied attainments. Ho was
employed for many years in Washington
as a government translator, and his thor
ough knowledge of history and statistics
were ottcn called into service bv tho secre-
tarics and hiu-h officials. He was the au.
thor of "A History of Or
nia) a valuable octavo;
eson and Califor-
and he had nearly
completed another work, a History of tho
States bordering on the, Gulf of Mexico.
He was a native of Richmond Va. He died
from injuries received from a fall.
jCiTSevcnlcen Indians, in full costume,
were striding through our principle streets
on Saturday morning. They are the chiefs
and the head men of the Kickapoe. Sac
and Foxes of Missouri and Iowa tiibes of In
dians. They were in charge of Major D.
Vanderalice, and on their way to Washing
ton, with power to sell a part or the whole
of their land to the United states. The
lands occupied by these tribes are within
the boundary designated as the Kansas Territory.--
.atSTTho Supreme Court of Illinois has
decided that the character of Brough's Ter
ra Haute and St. Louis railroad is legal.
yTho Cincinna'ti, Wilmington and
Zanesville Railroad i finished now and in
operation from Lancaster to Cincinnati.
This road was commenced, has progressed,
and is dostinod to be finished with greater
energy, success and rapidity, tlutn any road
of which wo havo knowledge. It is but a
year or two, seemingly, since wo "travelled"
over a greater portion of this : distance, in
mid-summer, when it was emphatically s
mud road alo'ur horw coach with three or
four passengers travelling four ' miles in five
hours, or perhaps'a little more " J ' ; '
Now happy chango has taken place-tho
almost level beo-line stretch from Wilming
ton to Lancaster is spanned by a continu
ous iron band almost as straight as an ar
row enabling tha ditizons of. Cincinnati
whon wer.rid with business, . iu tha hot
days of summer; to nksa into most rl-
Ughtful, pUturesqe, anc healthy cWry-.
"""run, wiieie uiu roau joins me vil
lages of Clarksburg, Wilmington, Sabina,
Washington, Circilevillo and . Lancaster,
the two latter being young cities. Por
iCiTln our report of the 'proceedings of
the City Council of Monday night, we
had Mr. Bovino (o say that the motion of
Mr. Shaffer to have day insted of night
sessions was not a wise one. It should
have read "the argument of Mr. Sh.skfer
is not a good one." Mr. Bovi.vo refer
red to the argument on the ordiuance in
relation to the paving of Columbus tlreet.
Mr. Bovino remarked that tho argument of
Mr.Sn.EFFER in relation to thewwtlieordin.
ance was passed was not wise, and that an
error was as likely to occur in an ordin
ance passed at 2 o'clock in the afternoon as
at 8 o'clock at niirht.
Returned. We ask pardon for not notic
ing at an earlier date, the return from Cal
ifornia, of our friend Thomas Sturoeon,
who left this city upwards of a year ago
in company with Samuel Crim with a fine
lot of horses for the California market.
We understand that Mr. Stur3eon was
very successful in the gold region and re
turns richly rewarded.
" A Whole Familv Poisoned. On Sun
day last Mr. Yarborougli, residing in the
county of hanovcr, Va., and his whole fam-
ly, consisting of a wife and several children
were taken violently ill after dinner. It
was subsequently ascertained that they had
been poisoned, aud their servant woman,
who also pretended to be sick, was immedi
ately suspected. The family, at last ac
counts, were in a precarious condition.
if STGeo. L. Eckert's Furniture rooms
are well filled witli a choice variety of tho
very best quality of furniture. Ho always
keeps on hand an extensive assortment, fin
ished in beautiful stylo. Seo that you give
him a call.
JI3?"0ur young firiend, Noble Rouinson,
has removed his shoo store to the room for
merly occupied by Jno. McElrov, a few
doors West of tho Hocking Valley Bank.
His stock is largo and of tho very best qual
Turks Island. Advices from turks Is
land to April 8, state that the export of Salt
for the last week amounts to 1 1,892 bushels
and the rakings for the same period to about
22,000 bushels; so that the present stock on
hand may be put down at above 70,000 bu.
Price 20 cents, and falling. Export duty
Lalqiiino in Church. Tho Rev. Hen
ry Ward Beechor, as wo learn from a New
York paper, a few Sabbaths einoo told his
congregation that "he liked to see them laugh;
ho did not think there was any more harm
in smiling in church than in ono's own pri
Frost in Florida. There was a sevoro
fro3t in Florida on the 1 8th instant. In the
vicinity of Newmansvillo ice was formed,
audit is thought that tho growiug Sea-Island
cotton crop has been seriously affect
ed, if not destroyed.
Captcrb of Two Whales. Tho
schooner Union, of
whilo cruising off that port on Friday last
suceeded in capturing Iwo in-back whales.
They were both killod by bomblauccs.
jlSrLawrenco Richardson, a carpenter
by trade, was shot dead in a bar-room' at
Savanah, on Sunday night. A man nam
ed Roberts, charged with the deed, ha! been
J9Tho amount of claims against Mexi
co nica in ine cutceucpartmeni is.cxcius.ve
of that rising under tho Oaray grant about
J&TThe reports aro that British sailors
in the Baltic are as much given to drunken
ness as the army in Flanders were to swearing-
3TS. D. Marshall, who was major of
the third regiment of Illinois volunteers in
the Mexican war, is dead.
5rTb.c postoffice at Jackson, Miss, was
recently robbed of a large sum of money by
its former clerk, who is under arrest.
A Shoemaker, named Wetlock, commit
ted suicide in Zanesville, on Monday morn
ing, by shooting himself with a pistol.
OHIO. l My MORNING, MAY 1 , 1854
er$ Read you
tho letter of r.
into the Legiv
tax-payers of i
lesson; from v
i.W publish below
Mr. West, sent
m which tho
an read a fruitful
they can form tome
idea of the inco
-v:ttficy, dishonesty, mis
management, oftln-ir public servants. 'At
the close of the ji ar 1 853, Mr. West recom
mended an t jpropriation 0f $2500
wbich would it sufficient to "finish the ex
te rior stone woi k, (except the terraco, ) and
put the permanent roof on the building. "
But the Comipisj-i -ucra disarranged and
frustrated hisplarM, by dismisMug useful,
experienced. dsspeiwJbhj hands and
replaced them ro!iticrfavorites. and
the result, as st.i vthehlute JounM as
I "tbat the 2W$i
v'v re r. -.. nd, r lie
anuunt (f tuork lU,uiUud- it not done, and,
what is more, 'we artf informed by ' compe
tent judges (not by the architect, for he
has gone East) that it will take from
seventy-five to eighty thousand dollars to
bring the work forward to the state prom
ised when the appropriation was granted."
Tax -payers of old Fairfield, are you ready to
pay your proportion of $80,000 every two
years to the plunderers of tho public money
who have tho new State House under their
supervision? Aro you ready to endorse tho
profligacy and corruption of the arrant
demagogues calling themselves Demo
crats? Read the following letter and ans
wer for yourselves:
CoLCMnts, April 18, 1854.
Gentlemen. When you expressed a
wish that I should continue to be architect
of the new State House, I understood from
the President of tho Board that it was the
intention of tho new Commissioners to per
mit me to carry out my plans in such a
manner as to make a good aud durable
When I first accepted the appointment of
architect in 1848, it rrt-i the understanding,
usual in such cases, that I, as architect,
should have the supervision of the work,
and tho Commissioners then in office, deter
mined to dispense with any other genera
superintendent . Under my direction the
work was accordingly carried on during
more than four years, aud iu that time tho
house was raised to the top of the pilasters,
and tho whole of tho first and second stor
ies vaulted with brick. It was part of the
system established, for rae to report to the
Commissioners at tho close of every year,
the progress ai)d condition of the work," and
to furnish such estimates and information as
would enable the General Assembly to see
what amount 5 ft x'fjucliciously expend
ed tho folloj" "ay remark that,
during Hi',- frk yosel every
year exactliuti stono to which
I had calculatecjoj,rtrl5e raised by the
amount appropriate . ' At the end of the
year 1851, tho wct k was in the most com
pie to condition fo its most rapid and ccono
mical prosecution, and I expected during
tho following two sessions of 1852 and 1853,
to havo been able to finish the exterior stone
work, (except the terrace,) and to put the
permanent roof on tho building. To ac
complish this I stated that 8250,000 would
bo required, and in my report at the close
of the year 1851, recommended that not
loss than that amount should be asked of the
General Assembly, which amount has since
The present Commissioners on coming
into the office, iu .addition to the architect
"thought it indispensably necessary to have
one general superintendent over all the de
partments." (see report 1852.) It was
next thought necessary to remove, with one
exception, every master mechanic- on tho
building, as well as the superintendent of
the stone quarry, one whose energy, intelli
gence and knowledge of the courses of stone,
from which I wished to have the most im
portant blocks quarried, renderod invalua
ble. These men, familiar with tho work
under their charge, havo suddenly to give
place to new hands, some unqualified, and
some unwilling to perform their duties.
Order, system and subordination soon came
to an end. Workmen sometimes received
directions from the President of the Board,
and sometimes from tho architect. Of thoso
given by mo, somo were obeyed, some wero
disregarded, and somo were countermand
ed by tho clerk, and I found that I no long
er had that controlo and supervision of tho
work, without which no architect can havo
his plans properly carried out.
' The result of this change of system has
boon to produce delay, to causo useless ex
pense, and seriously to ' affect tho proper
construction of tho bouse, in all of which is
: 1 1 .1 .. r l. 1. ; .
Providencetown,;ofthowork wuich, two years ago, I esti
mated would bo completed at this time, the
Eastern portico and pedimont aro not yet
completed, tho third floor is not yet arched,
tho cupola is not begun.
To incompetence or negligence on tho
part of tho architect, the public will, of
course, aixriDuie an aciccis wmcn ine
House may bo found to have, on its com
pletion, and it is ho who will bo censured
for any failure that may take plaoo from in
attention to tho nature of materials, or neg
lect of the proper precautions to prevent
their s dy docay. j ca uot therefore,
silently submit to seo things dono in a man
ner at' vartanco with mv own iudffmont. and
which I know must eventually bring dis
credit on every on8 connected with tho
house. For my own protection, therefore,
I am forced to resign, for as my remon
strances have been unavailing, and I find
myself without the confidence and co-operation
of the board, I cin no longer hope prop
erly to complete the work.
" I am, very respectfully,
W. RUSSEL WEST.
Tho Commissioners of the now State
3TTbe real name of the murderer of
Bee be is somewhat uncertain. He has
been recognized as bearing tha name of
Charles bheppard, alias Morgan, ants iloora
alias Jones, so eaysthe btatesman.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE-
It was a cold, stormy day in the mouth
of aJ nuary, that poor pale-faced, boy en
tered the counting-room of a " wcaKhy mer
chant, and banded him a note.
The boy was shivering with "cold, while
his look plainly told, how impatiently he
waited for bis answer. The merchant
glanced at tho note, and then in au anTy
lone said to the boy:
'You may tell vonr molhe tfinl tu mimt
either pay me the nioiiev orracate Uie hou,
this week, for I will wait no longer.',
-My mother is sick, Mr. Eentiey, and I
wibii yuu wouiu wan ona woek longer.'
'I have waited lonJ enough' "said the
hard-hearted merchant, 'and if she does not
pay the rent, she will be compelled to leave
the house.' . ,
With tears in his "eyes, the little fallow
left tho place, aud regardless of the storm,'
ho hurried on towards a clothing establish
ment, where be was employed as su errand
f, and juntas. W waWu vo .enter the
shop, a hand was laid upon hi arm,' land as
he turned round he recognized ayoun"
man whom he had seen sitting in Mr. But
ley 8 counting-house.
'Are you the boy that just left Mr. Bent
'I am, sir.'
'What aro you doing here?'
'Mr. Martin navs me five dollar n.r
month for doing chores about the shop.'
What kind of work does your mother
'My mother and sister make shirts fora
sixpence a piece. When mother is well,
we all can earn enough to purchase fuel and
provisions sufficient for our comfort.'
'But how did you pay your rent before
your mother was taken tick?'
'My father was a mason by trade, and he
done a job of work for Mr. Beutley, and in
lieu of money, betook a receipt for six
'Where is your father now?'
'He died last Juno, eight days after we
arrived in New York; he had been in this
country eighteen month, s and last spring he
sent home . to London for mother aud us
children having tho rooms we now occu
py furnished for our reception when we ar
rived.' Is five dollar all vour mother owes Mr.
'Here, my boy, tako this money, and go
to the counting-room and pay your rent.
Tell Mr. Bentley it was loaned you by a
friend without telling who I am or where
you have seen me; and if you are as good
a boy a9 1 think you are, you shall know
me better hereafter."
Before the boy had time , to express his
heartfelt gratitude, the stranger was gone;
and with a light heart ho retraced his siepsU:m tw .i. ,.i .,. o1, -
to the couutini;-room and took a receipt for
.u 1. 1 1 j
mo muiiev. iiieu ne uounuoa uway to
wards home to relate his good fortune to
his mother and sister.
They all. thanked God, nnd blessed the
strancrer over nnd over ajrain before tfiev
seated themselves at the table to partake of
the scanty meal which Lucy had prepared
for them. Scarcely were they done eating
when a loud tap was heard at the outer
door, and in a moment more the stranger
stood beforo them.
'Mother this is the gentleman who gave
me the money topay the rent,' said Henry at
the same time handing him a chair.
'Thauk you,' said the stranger; 'I . have
no time to sit; I merely called to know if
your sister would hem a half-dozen hand
kerchiefs for me.
'Most certainly?' said Mrs. Willard, wo
will do everything in our power to recom
pense you for the kindness you have shown
us. JUay I ask your naipe and where we
shall send the work when it is done?'
'My name is of little consequence, and
when the handkerchiefs aro done I will call
here and get them good night my friend,
hope to nnd your health much improved
when I call again.'
Every day for two weeks a small basket
of provisions was brought to the door, di
rected to Mrs. Willard and when she ques
tioned the boy that brought them, his only
answer was 'they're given lo you by a
Three weeks had passed nnd their dream
was brok n by the entrance of the stranger.,
When Lucy handed him the handkcrciiieis
ho gave her a dollar.
'We cannot take this money,' said Mrs.
Willard, 'you have been so kind to us.'
'Take it, my good woman it will pay
your week's rent; and I have some shirts
that I would like you to make if you are
On the following day ho brought the
shirts, and from that time forth ho became a
frequent visitor. He would often spend a
whole evening in teaching Henry and Lucy
lessons in arithmetic and grammer, which
they had not previously had a chance to
'My dear children,' said Mrs. Willard,
one evening after the stranger had left them,
'1 am sorry that so much otyour happiness
depends upon tho visits of one we do not
know; it is strange that we cannot learn his
name and I sometimes fear that his in
tentions are not 60 honest as wo have imag
ined.' 'Do not misjudge him, mother,' said Lu
cy, 'for I am pleased with his company.and
r believe that he is a christian.'
'Mother is afraid that ho will run off with
ourlittlo botuty,' said Henry, laughing.
No, I do not believe that Lucy would,
intentionally, do anything wrong, but Sn'an
is transformed into an angel of light; there -
fore, we should ever bo on our guard lest
we should be deceived bv shinin" colors. I
It is now nearly a year since our first ac
quaintance with him and yet his name and
history is a perfect riddle.'
Another evening came, and the young
man was again seated with the little family
engaged in conversation, when tho land
lord entered the house to collect his rent.
When he received his money he enquired
if his son had been there that evening.
'He had not I never 6aw your son to
my knowledge,' said Mrs. Willard.
'A friend told me not five minutes since,
that ho was in this house.'
'I am here,' said the youny man. step
ping to the door, tut Mrs. Willard was not
aware that my name is Bentley.'
- vummjijIj W W Uh
He wished her irdvni'fht. savini thatli.
would te her again soon.
You will not nee her again,' taid the en
raged fatier, "and Mrs. WUlard can look
out I it another house as toon as conven
ient' - . ., -
Tho father and son left the( place and
walked borne in jilence; when they were
seated in thtir own sitting room the old
man trembling with ragc.-demiwded an ex
planation of bw son's conduct.
" 'Charles, I am told thai you iutend to
degrade youm-lf and family, by marrying
that foreign pauper."
I intend to marrr Lncv Willard vith
her consent,' said iCharle.
'You will lidt marry her unlew you for
feit your claim on my' properly, for my
bouse shall w longer afford a home to a
dibedient child.' . r - '
'I think I ani capable of being niy own
judge and white I have my health and my
han!g to work I will never have a heartlt.
jwomtm ti jMiHry dollar" -V. -. :
4 yu per-n marrying UuU girl, you
will leave my house forever. ' :.
He did lea ve the house that night, and
went to a friend, where he en'jzm:d com
fortable tenement for Mm. WiJlard, and as
everything else was rculed to their satis
faction, Charles and Lucy were married,
ana unarles obtained a situation in a whole
sale establishment, where he spent eighteen
months without xchanging a word with
his fi'.herorany of the famil v.
One morning a clerk informed him that
a gentleman 111 the coun'in'r-room n. il.pl
to see him; when l.e opened the door he was
surprised to find his father, bowed down
with grief and sorrow.
Charles, you arc my son, and I know of
no one mo:e worthy my confidence. I came
here to ak your advice; my creditors have
seized everything I posses, even the fur
niture in my house, and I know not what to
do or where to go.'
Be composed, father, I will do all I can
for your comfort, and the restoration of
your property. Go home with me and get
some dinner, aud I will ecc what I can do
When they entered the house, Lucy and
her mother cordially welcomed Mr. Bentley
to their home, and Charles amused the baby
while the women prepared dinner. Scarce
ly were they seated at tabic, when Henry
valked into the room, with au open letter in
'Good news this morning,' Charles.
What is it, Henry?'
Our Uncle Ford, the miser, has died, and
left a hundred thousand pounds in the Bink
of England, to be divided between Lucv
Good news, indtcd,' replied Lucy.
She then related Mr. Bentley's misfor
tunes to her brother, and Henry assured
t,....,i .. ,: ev.
u wiaiiuii ui uu piu uertY i
five months la'cr, willingly gave his daugh
ter to him,who,3 years previously he would
have turned into the street. ruTnus h
" -r- " r-j -
fill" hl, PAHt Thf. M-TlV.? t.t f.. rt l.r.,1
turned. Tho-:e that were poor were made
rich, while those that were rich were made
Mouk Infernal Machines. In the Lon
don correspondence of the Xational Intelli
gencer we find the following:
"The Xaval and Millitarg Gazette has a
dismal account of au infernal instrument of
warfare in the possession of the Czar.
have had rumors of it before, but it never
received any specific embodiment until it
was thus announced:
" 'The inventor of the infernal submar
ine machines, stated to be in the possession
of tho Emperor of Russia, forblowingships
out of water by the aid of an eclectricwire,
is a Frenchman; and when ho communica
ted his invention to the Russian govern
ment for a cosidoration, he expressly stipu
lated that in case of war between France
and Russia, he should be at liberty to give
his own country the beneht of the discov
It is further reported that on Friday last
this gentleman was received at the minis
try of marine, and, in the presence of M.
Ducos aud a board of naval officers, ex
plained the fearful means of destruction
which ho claims to havo originated. The
board, incredulous at first, closely examin
ed the matter, and in the end were very
much struck by the demonstration, and not
a little alarmed. Sir Charles Nepicr, on
the admission of the inventor, was already
prepared for what he might have to encoun
ter. A teligraphic dispatch was immedi
ately sent off to warn Admiral Pnrseval
Doschenes. I give tho story as I have
heard it from very good authority, but of
course all accounts of mysterious 'long
range'destructive inventions must be receiv
ed with all due caution.' "
TGov. Medill has appointed James
W. Taylor, of Sandusky City once famil
iarly known as "Signal Taylor" to the of
fice of State . Librarian. Mr. Taylor is a
gentleman of fine literary taste and will or
nament his official station. The Sandusky
Register very properly says:
We can heartily endorse tho opinion of
Mr. Barney, and to congratulate the Exec
utive on securing so wor;hy an officer.
Mr. Taylor is a gentleman of decided liter
ary taste, and will render tho State Library
something more than a more depository for
musty documents, and its rooms agreeable
, to others than Legislators and Politicians.
ityLetters from Constantinople allude
to an Asiatic warrior-woman Fatime Han-
em. Sho has arrived at Constantinople
with six hundred horsemen as hor suit. She
is an old woman of about sixty years of age,
of a very withered appearance, and very
like a Gipsy. As she pa-sed through the
capital last week, seated 0:1 horseback like
a man, thousands of people flocked to have
a view of her, especiily woman. The
Turkish females are quite taken aghast at
this, for the East, most astonishing phe
nomenon, and eagerly 'pressed forward to
catch a glimpso of this adventurous o)d
dame, as she cantered past them. "Mas
hallah! what a woman."
WHOLE NO 1491
Th Eablt Tmcsfms or Chbistiasit?.
At the time when our Lord Jesus Christ
appeared upon earth the church of God
waa lamentably corrupt', Her best esteem
ed teachers are reproached as whited sop
ulchres hypocrites. Every thing like spir
ituality seems to have died from the church.'
and relition was at a lew ebb. when our
Lord Jesus appeared as a teacher, clothed
with authority and spiritual in all his teach
ings. Yet the Saviour did not gather many
disciple. He came unto his own and hu
own received him not. Ilia complaint was
I have labored in Tain and spent my
strength for nought. . But a fcw followed
him a few trusted that he should redeem
Israel, and they looked forward to glorious
days ia the church through Messiah that '
had come. Butr auddenly be was taken
from them by treachery, -deli voted into tr. a
hands of his enemiesboond scour,-A-"I4:r05!;d
.?ri:if". '1, ' burh-it. A b,V
whom now ia tha Iiau ,.f (I.- f ..tt.c..T Y
. .-y, M.V WI.U1U1 ill A3 . fc
ral. Tha rialnn. lirrM o...! V.
The rising light sets on the Saviours
tomb and darkness more gloomy settles up
on the prospects of Zion. Hebaslefihisdui
ciples and his instructions behind him; but
what can his diciples do? May they not
return to their homes? They are as sheo
! , Z Z, t P 1 C??? V
poor, wc2k,i!literate fishermen. Tbey were
O - - awvw va U.UUI r
timid too. When their Lord was taken by
the soldiers every one of them forsook him
i and fled. Notwithstanding all tho orote-
! tations of fidelity the boldest man among
them denitd him three times on the morn
ing of his crucifixion. What could be, ex
pected then, from this feeble and dispirited
band? Look back over their past history.
Remember how slow they had been to learn
how slow to believe, how dependent up
on Lord Jesus how much discouraged
they were when he was laid in the "tomb,
arid then ask what could these men do to
spread abroad in tLe world the truth of the
Uetter ask, what did they do? A day or
two after this, there was an excitement a
mong them. Something strange had hap
pened. They were no longer gloomy.
They tarried in Jerusalem silent, but no
longer dispirited; and every week they had
their secret meetiugs and some ONE came
and stood in their midst with pierced hands
and wounded feet and side, and they cal
led him Lord; and a few weeks afterwards
they stood up fearlessly in the midst of Je- '
rusalem's crowded streets and before the
multitudes assembled to celebrate the feast
of Pentecost, they boldly charged the Jews
with crucifying, by wicked hands, their
Lord and Master they called them to re
pentance for their sin in putting him to
death; and they asserted that bo had risen
from the dead. Forgetful of their former
timidity, they preached Christ crucified,
arisen, in spite of threats and scourgings
and imprisonment, yea in tho very face of
Ifta.U.- La tha umiiU aud in taav suoeU -
i and from house to bou?e,
tbey ceased not
to ttach and preach the gospel. Nor did
they teach in vain. Nor was their preach
ing confined to Jerusalem. Samaria hoard
the word and there was great joy in that
city. Antioch and Damascus heard the
word.' It went forth leyond Judea and
Galilee and Samaria. In loss than twenty
years the gospel of the risen Jesus was pro
claimed in the proudest cities of the civil
ized world. Its teachers had seized on all
the great points of influence, and were
found in all the great thoroughfares of the
nations. The gospel was heard to lift
its voice in the very presence of Diana of
the Ephesians it reclaimed many in li
centious Corinth it was known and its
power felt in the the very presence of the
Roman Emperor. Its converts had borne
it to India, Ethiopia, and perhaps to Spain.
And never vainly. Wherever the cross of
him that had been esteemed a crucified
malefactor was proclaimed, men forgot
their sacrifices, forgot their idols, forsook
their temples, and gathered about that cross
to bow to him who hung upon it as their
Lord and Master. Whatmeaiieth all this?
Is this mighty revolution the work of the
fishermen of Galilee? Look for a reply,
back to that hour when the disciples were
asf-emblod with one accord in one place.
tfernembcr that mysterious wind that shook
the house, that mysterious influence that
rested upon them. 1 hey went forth com
missioned by the Holy Ghost! It is not
by might nor by power, but by mySpirit,
saith the Lord of Host.
Japan. "Japan is open to tho com- .
merce of the world, "is the word that comes
to ns simultaneously from England, on the
one hand, and from California on the oth
er for it would appear a knowledge of the
fact was vouchsafed these two extreme
points, at about one and the same time.
We had previously published a statement
from a San Francisco paper, substantial!)'
establishing the fact, that the Russian 1 -i
squadron had made a "favorable imprest
sion" upon the Japanese, which would in allr
proDaDiiuy, resun in greaiaa vantages 10 me
commerce of tho world, and to-day we
copy an important editorial article from a
London journal, not only corroborating
that statement iu its most importaat par
ticulars, but adding the most positive assu
rances that the porta of a country hitherto
a terra incognito to all the rest of the world
it may be said, are in the course of another
1 2 months to be thrown open to all nations.
This statement is possibly true, but as
it is tho proclamation of a fact which the
public mind neither here nor in England,
nor anywhere else indeed in the civilized
world, was prepared to receive so early, we
imagine it will be received with doubts.
Wo freely confess ours. Time however,
will lot us know all about it soon.-V. Y.Ex.
jtSTThe Rev. George L. Adams, to
whom a poor widow of Heunicker, N. H.,
had given a power of Attorney to collect
$6000 due her from the railroad as a com
pensation for the loss of her husband and
child ia the Norwalk catastrophe, has ab
sconded with the money.
itSTA man in Camden, N. J., whose
bouse had several times been entered by
thieves, drugged a bottle of liquor, and
left it "handy." A,feW mornings after
wardj, be found slapping black, follow a
sleep in one of his apartment?.