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Thursday Evening, Aup. 3r 1854
The Tall Gentleman's Apology
, Upbraid me no
t, I never swore eternal love to thee.
T bobbbt BILL.
thou art only live feet high, and I am alx feet
, I wonder dear, how you supposed, that I could look
- so low, , .
..Tbore's many a one can Us a knot who. cannot flr a
beats. . : a . -
Boildes, yon mast eonfess, my lore, the bargain's
J'- -eoarcelyfair. -For
never could we make a state, although we made
a pair; -Marriage,
I know, makes one of two; but here's the
My friends declare that Ifyon are ear, that I at least
saw. .. . ,
Tistrue, the moralists have said, that Lve has got
But why should all my sighs he heaved for one who
has no sixer
And on our wedding day I'm sure I'd leave you In the
' Fer jo u never saw a steeple, dear, In the Inside of a
''Tis usual for a wife to take her hnsbnnd by the arm,
Hut pray oxcuse me should 1 hint a sort fond arlain;
That when 1 offered you my arin.that tmppluess to beg.
Yoar highest efforts, dear, would be to lake me by tho
I de adjait I ear glass, because my sight's not
good; . - -Rut
were I always quizzing yon It might be counted
And though I use cencara. lens, by all the gods I
My wife will ne'er loek up te me through i Herchel's
tejoscope. . .
Then furs then well, my gentle ene, I ask ne parting
. kiss, . - .
t 'must not break my back to gain so esqutsito a bliss.
Nor will 1 Wiien lost 1 should hurt se djlleule a flower,
Tho tears that fall from such a height would bu a thun
Farewell! and pray don't throw yourself In a basin or a
for tliut wouldboa, sore disgrace to the Six Foot
But if you ever love again, love on a smaller plan,
For why exteud t six feet three the life that' but a
The Ba.ll Ileem ama the Nursery.
'You are quite beautiful to night, "said
Frank Fearing to his young wife, a she
entered tho drawing room dressed for a
balL- I shall fall in love with you over
Again What! nota smile foryourloverlius
band? and a tear in your eye, tool What
does this mean dearest. .
- Mary leaned her beautiful bead upon
her husband's shoulder, and turned pale as
she said: " . , . .
"Frank, I feel a strange, sad presonti
nient of som impending evil; from whence
I cannot tell.. I have striven to banish it,
but it will not go away. I had not meant
to speak of it to you, lest you should think
me weak or superstitious; and Frank,1'
said his sweet wife, in impleading tones,
"this is a frivolous life we lead. We are
11 the world tocach other, why frequent
such scenes as these? - A fearful shadow
lies across my path. .Stay at home with
me, dearest; 1 dare not go to night."
- Frank looked at her thoughtfully a mo
went, then, gaily kissing her, be said.
" . "This vile east wind has "given you the
blues; the more reason you should . not
tive yourself time to think of them; bd-
. aides, do you think me such a Blue Beard
as to turn the key on so bright a jewel as
TOurself. No. no. Mary. I would have
otheas see it sparkle and shine, and envy
m in its possession; so throw ou your
cloak, little w-.fe, and let us away.
'. "SteD a moment, then," said Mary with
a smile and a sigh, "let me kiss little Wal
ter before I go; he lies in Ins little bed, so
rosy and so bright Come with mo Frank,
and look at him.
.- With kisses on lip, brow and check, the
child slumbered on.and the carriage rolled
away from the door to tho ball.
, It was a brilliant sceno: that ball room!
and arms that shamed for whiteness the
snowy robes that floated around them;
eyes rivalling the diamond's light; tresses
whose hue was borrowed irom tne sun;
manhood's peerless form and noble brow;
odorous garlands, flashing lights, music
to make the young blood race more swifdy
through the- veins: all-all-were there, to
intoxicate and bewilder. .
Peerless in the midst queen of hearts
and of the dance stood tho young wife of
Frank Fearing. Accepting the offered
band of an acauaintance. she took hor
nlace amonar the waltzers. She made
few turns upon the floor, then, pale as death
she turned to her husband, saying
. "0. Frank. I cannot, I feel such an
' oppression here, here," and she placed her
band on her heart and brow.
Frank looked annoyed; be was very
proud of his wife; hof beauty was the ad
miration of the room. She had never look
ed lovlier than to night. Whispering in
her oar, f'For my sake, Mary,, conquer
this weakness," he led her again to , the
dancers With a smile of gratified pride
be followed her with his eyes as her tairy
form floated Dast him. excitement and exer
cise lending again to her cheek its loveli
est glow, while on all sideB murmurs of
1 "Beautiful, most beautiful!" fell on his
ear. "And that bright vision is mine,"
said Frank to himself; "I have won hor
- from hearts that were breaking for her. "
- Whi the dance was , over, following
. her to the window, he arranged her scarf
about her neck, with a fond care: and witn
a "Thank you dearest' when leaving her
she. again laid her hand upon his arm, say
In rr. with a wild brilliancy in her eye.
"Frank something has' happened to Wal- j
terl take me home now.','.
"Pshaw 1 Mary dear; you look so radi
ant, I thought you had danoed the vapors
away. One more, dearest, and then.if you
ay so,' we will go," :''.' -;. -
feuffering herself to be persuaded, again
hose .tinv feet were seen spurning the
. Wloot) towards the close, ber faoe grew to
deadly pale; that her husband
new to hor side. . .. I
"Tho efforts cost you too much, Mary,"
said Frank; 'let Us go home.' He wrap
ped her clook carefully about her. She was
still and cold as a marble statute. '
'As the carriage stopped at their door,
she rushed past him with the swiftness of
an antelope, and gaining hor boy's cham
ber, Frank heard her exclaim, .as she fell
senseless to the floor, "I know it,I told you
so?" The child was dead. .
The servant in whose care the child had
boon left, followed the example of hor mis
tress, had joined some friends in a dance
in the hall. That terrible scourge of
the croup had attacked him and alone, in
the still darkness, the fair boy wrestled
with tho "King of Terrors."
- From whence camcthe sad presentiment
that clouded the fair brow- of the mother
of the mysterious magnetism drawing Iter
so irresistibly back to her dying child? .
Who shall tell? -
For months she lay vibrating botween
life and death. "
"Yet the tlealor was there who bad smitten ber
And taken hor treasure away;
; To allure her to Huaven, ho has placed It on high,
And the mourner will sweetly obey."
, . "There hsd whispered a voice, 'twas (he voice of
' I lovo theel I love thee! pass under the rod." .
.... . :
Othor fair children now call her "moth
er," bu, never again, with flying feet, has
she chased tho midnight hour away.
Nightly, as they return they find her with
in call of helpless childhood. Dearer than
the admiration of the gay throng, sweet-.
er to her than viol or harp, is the music
of their young voices, and tenderly she
leads their little feet "into the green pas
tures and still waters of salvation ;" blest
with the smile of the Good Shepherd, who
saith "Suffer little children to come unto
me, forbid them not."
Guard Ourselves. It is quite likely
that very many of our Railroads will be
come the property of their creditors. . In
many instances these are foreigners most
ly Englishmen. Tho roads being unable
to pay the money they borrowed upon their
bonds, will be sold, and will pass out of the
control and possession of their stockholders,
into the hands of parties living in kuropo.
Over $52,000,000 are owod abroad, by
our Railroad Companies.
In anticipation of the action of the Eu
ropean creditors, and as a safeguard to our
own interests, the several States should at
an early day pass laws, which shall place
the direction and management of all Amer
ican Railroads in the hands of citizens of
the United States. It will be bad enough to
have these invaluable woi kowned abroad.
They must bo managed at homo and by
Our stocks are held abroad as follows:
Unltod States stocks .ie.SiS17
State stocks 10I,71H,'1
113 Cities and Towns, (bonds,) 79.3r3,140
347 Counties, (bonds,) . . 13,9 JSO
(tHS Banks, (stocks,) , SW,7'J4AW .
a insurance, companies,
244 liuilroud ' " (stocks,) 3(iS93.il7
Do. " " 170,11132
18 Canul and Kavigatlon Com
panies, (stocks.) 33,888,918
10 Canal and Navigation Com
panies, (bonds,) 92,130,500
15 Miscellaneous Co's,(.tocks) 10,495,612
1)0. do, (bonds) 8,358,323
Total, ' .', , l,178;567fl2 184,184,714
Bank Stock is also owned abroad to a
considerable extent. On the 3Qth of June,
1853, iii 906 Banks in the United States,
having a paid up capitail of $266,74,955,
foreigners owned stock to tho extent of
$6,680,990. Buffalo Democracy.
Cathomo Paupbiis. A recent examina
tion of the olhcial record of the Commer
cial Hospital of Cincinnati shows that from
April 1st, 1850, to March 1st, 1 1151, out ot
1,589 paupers admitted, thore were 1,320
Roman Catholics, and 269 of other sects.
The record was then abandoned as invid
ious and in charitable consideration of the
feelings of others.
The Superintendent, Mr. Death, having
been traduced by the Catholic Telegraph,
says he supposes these attacKs are maao
because ho has objected to persons deposit
ing money in priests hands for sale keep
ing and then becoming a public charge as
paupers. Tho Directors of tho Infirmary
also state that they have, after the death of
persons admitted as paupers, tound upon
them the priest's receipts for considerable
sums of money If a priest acta as depos
itory tor those who wisn to enter tue tios
pita, and then recommends them for ad
mission as necessitous persons, he is cer
tainly swindling, and should be exposed
and death with according to law,
Tho prevention of such frauds should be
no reason tor attacking a public otneer
Is the money thus obtained and expended
in costly churches and rich viands for Ro
man (Jatholio f nests? and docs the plun
dered public intend thus to be saddled with
taxes for the indirect support of these peo
ple? If not, vote ' them down, and nil who
defend and thus encourage them, disregard-
the cry of reltoiovi persecution, ouch
peoplo are not fit to have charge of Ameri
can institutions, or to be tho colleagues of
American officers. Lin. lima,
fJTThe singular course, of the Wash
ington Union in its entire silence about the
destruction of Greytown by the U. S. sloop
Cyane, is attracting very general attention
While the press of New York, of all par
ties, unite in condemning the act as totally
uncalled for and outrageous, the organ ot
tho President is sileBt as ' the grave. In
Congress there is a desire to know what
instructions were gi ven to Capt.Hollins by
the President and . Cabinet. . These must
be forthcoming, when the country . will
know where to place the responsibility.
So far as the facts now appear, there will
be but one voice, and that of condemnation
from all sides, Perhaps there is a defense.
If so. let it appear. We are now suffering
in the eyes of the worlds,. Let the stigma
be removed if it can be done.- O, State
' Singular Fact. The Richmond Dis-
tatch states as a remarkable fact - that in
848. when cholera was so fatal in Rich
mond, but two Sons of Temperance, out of
fifteen hundred members died with the
disease.';" ' r-,
H. V. Railroad. We are glad to no
tice by yesterday's SeMinel thai . its editor
is wido twake to the great importance of
the Valloy Road, and is urging upon his
readcrs.the necessity of immediate and en
ergetic action. The Sentinel says: '
"When the road is under contract to this
place, there can bo no doubt but it will be
immediately continued each way. Cir
cumstances will compel other places alono
the line to come up to scratch and sub
scribe sufficient stock to build the road.
Then let Us dispel all our old jealousies,
say to the Directors that wo will subscribe
525,000, If you will put the road under
contract to this place botween this and the
first of October. Fairfield county and the
town of Lancaster having the administra
tion of the ioad.w.ill then be compelled to
raise tho other $75,000, and put the road
under contract, or have tho responsibility
of defeating the project which we feel con
fident she will not suffer. . We think when
we shall have done this we shall have done
our duty; and we think that we ought to
raise at least that amount. Let our peoplo
ponder well upon the subject, and then
ACT WISELY." '
The abovo shows an earnest disposition
to push the enterprise "right along," and
the editor speaks the truth whon he says
the citizens of Fairfield will not boar the
responsibility of defeating the construction
of the road. Lot the citizens of Hocking
go to work and raise the $25,000 and we
venture the assortion that the remaining
$75,000 will bo immediately forthcoming
from thocitizons of Fairfiold.
A Child Fascinated bta Snaki. The
editor of the St. Louis Herald relates an in
stance of a child boing facinated by a black
snake, seven feet six nchcslong.and vouch
es for the truth of the story. The child it
is said, was a little daughter of a man nam
ed O'Mara, about 13 years of age,' resi
ding In franklin county, Mo. About nine
Months ago, the parents observed the child
to be pining away, and becoming very weak
and pale, without apparent cause. By the
time winter nan set in, she was a mere
skeleton, but began to revive with thocold
weather. As soon as spring arnwd, how
ever, sho could not bo prevailed upon to
eat any victuals in her father's house, but
would bike a piece of bread and butter, or
a piece of meat, and go out to the edgo of
tho creek to eat it. The family noticed her
regularly, always, going precisely to the
same place, and invariably complaining of
being hungry after her return, when, if
more" victuals would be given her, she
would return to the creek, as they thought
to eat. finally, her father dotermmed to
watch her, and followed her as she pro
ceeded to the bankof tho creek. Wo now
lot the Herald tell tho rest of the story
.. "As soon as the child was seated, the fa
ther saw a huge black snake slowly raise its
head into her lap and receive the bread and
butter from her hand; and when she would
attempt to take a bite of the bread, the snake
would commence hissing, and become ap
parently very angry, whon the child, trem
bling like a leaf, would promptly return the
bread to the monster. The fathep was com
pletcly paralysed, not being ablo to move
hand or foot entertaining a great droadof
snakes, he tell alarmed tor the safety ot the
child, not knowing tho nature of the snake
or the extent of the influence on his child
His blood became almost clogged
veins, and ho' groaned in period agony,
which caused the snake to become alarmed
and glide away into the creek. The child
il T 1 f . , . . . i . l . .
tnen immediately sprang to ncr leec ana ran
home, apparently much frightened. Her fa
ther followed her, but she refused to an
swer any questions, and he then resolved
to detain the child at home, but he was ad
vised to permit hor to go again next day
to the crock, and to follow her and kill the
snake. Next morning she took a pieco of
bread again and went out to the creek, her
father followad her with his gun in , his
hand, and &s soon as the snake made its
appearance shot him through the head
Ine child swooned; the snake squirmed
himself around awhile, and then died
tho child in the meantime recovered from
tho . swoon, but was -immediately seized
with spasms, acting in a manner resembling
the writhing ot the snake, and hnally died
at the same moment the snake did, appa
rently in the greatest of agony. " ' , . ,
1 he Herald, teartul that it will be sot
down as A "snake story," reiterates that it
is true and says the relatives' of the little
girl will corroborate the statement. That
thore is a good deal of exaggeration in the
above and absolute delusion, thero is no
doubt. Tho ideaof snake charming is long
ago exploded, though it is not doubted that
the morbid fears of persons often lead them
into acts.undei such circumstances, which
are lamentable and sometimes even fatal.
Nw Invention. A Paris corrospond
ontoftheN. Y. Times notices, two new
and remarkable inventions which have just
been made in that city. ; J
The first is a contrivance for giving to
the piano the only quality it want9d a
prolonged sound. For ten years this has
been sought for in vain. . It was impossi
ble to make the piano ting, by obtaining
from it a sustained note, like the human
voice or the volin. lnALBEna's ; merit,
besides his unrivalled execution, was his
manner of at least approaching, ' upon the
piano, the tostenuto, indispensable in many
kinds of music. ."The invention is very
simple, and is efficient and infallible. The
inventor is M. AlbxaNdhe, manufacturer
of the Orgue Melodium, and the first spec
imen of it is intended for Liszt.
The other discovery is a method of
preserving ' flowers, and even trees, from j
decay, when plucked and. uprooted. The
process is an instantaneous mutiflcation, as
it were. - uauies may uius mar ouiuuior
flowerin their hair, from December till
May, when Nature will provide a new sup-
p'y- ... ' '''' : ?
"All that we know is, that we know
nothing," Socrates. "AH that we know
is nothing can be known." Byron. -'
These will do for Know-Nothing mot
XW"VJi regard the "Know Nothings,
as an ally of the whig party, and believe
that their organisation was but a contriv
ance of whig politicians, for the resurec
tions of the defunct carcass of whiggery."
Mr. Mato recently' elected to the most
lucrative office in ' the gift of the people of
Norfolk, Virginia, is a strong Democrat and
was elected by the Know Koihlng. A re
cent municipal election in the borough of
Chambersbnrg, Pennsylvania, that old
Democratic - State, for a member of the
local council in the place of one who had
resigned, has resulted thus:
William Hktksr, . regular Democratic
candidate, 22; Jacob T. Snider, a Demo
crat, but not known as a candidate 174!
The ChambersburgWhig says that nota
man could be found to acknowledge that he
had voted for him or who knew that he was
running. Tho secret was that Mr. Snidkr
was elected by the new organization of
Know Notlungs: '..
The secret of this matter is this, the Ea
gle is endeavoring to divert public attention
from the fact that the Know Nothing or
ganization is an ally of the slave Democra
cy, and 'that the' three' proprietors of
the Eagle are the head and front of the or
ganization in this city.
We ' again warn all Whigs against this
dangerous and anti-republican organiza
tion, and will add that the American who
would trample under foot tho constitution
of his country, and enter into a conspiracy
to proscribe citizcus on accountof their re
ligious belief, or of foreign birth, is to all
intents and purposes, ah enemy to free gov
ernments, a traitor to tho laws and consti
tution of the country.
Fkacdand Drunkenness in the House
op Representatives. A correspondent of
tho Sew iork Times, writing from Wash
ington on the 24th inst., says:
The fraud of which I gave youa hint in
my letter of last evening, was fully expos
ed in the House to-day, and excited univer
sal surprise and horror. , It seems perfect
ly clear that the recoid oi the House was
mutilated that a law, by a forgery, was
made to placo about throe millions of dol
lars worth of property, directly into the
hands of a particular Company, when it
was tho intention of Congress to leave the
award of the property open to competition
betore the Legislature of a .territory. A
member of the House, Mr. Stevens, of
Michigan, after a Committee of Investiga
tion had been ordered, publicly confessed
that it was done by his order and the order
of a member of tho Senate, (Mr.: Jones, of
Iowa ) tho Ulerk ot the House assenting to
it, none of tho parties, all the while, being
aware thai the substitution ot ono word tor
the other was of any material importance.
. The question very naturally arises, 'Why
was the alteration made, if it was not ma
terial? Why was a consultation so neces
sary between the Clerk of tho House, a
senator, and a Uepresentativc; VV as there
a misunderstanding; a lint is scarcely
possible.' But if there had been any doubt
as to the intention oftiio House, the House
alone had the right and tho just power to
settle the question. It was the office of the
Record to present what tho House actually
did not what it intended to do.
But in this case thero is no pretence of
doubt as to tho action of the House. Mr.
Stevens only claims that a3 a memlwr of
the Committee on Public Lands, he had in
tended to report the bill in the shapo in
which it stands after its fraudulent altera
The facts stands out as clear as tho noon
day sun, that a most dangerous fraud has
been perpetrated; and it but remains for
the Committee of investigation to report
the facts as they find them, on careful in
quiry. ; When the guilty parlies have been
distinctly pointed out, it is to bo hoped the
House will . administer its justice with a
firm hand and unyielding heart.
A sense of duty compels mo to make re
ference to another disgraceful scene which
was onaoted in the House of Representa
tives on Saturday last, and which your re
porter has neglected to record. There is
ono member of the House, from the great
and enlightened city of New York, who is
almost constantly inebriated so much so
that his condition is clearly apparent to
every one who sees him.' It is not neces
sary that I ! should name him. The Sixths
Ward alone could disgrace itself and the
country by electing a Representative so
lost to every senseof self-respect. ,
This individul was in his seat on Satur
day, even more inebriated than usual. His
continual interruptions and objections so
retarded the business of the House, ' that
one of his colleagues asked whether it was
right that the proceedings should bo so do
laved bv the objections of One who was be
side himselfjand the Chair (Mr. Hendricks)
fin all v refused to recognise him; whereup
on he started from his seat, cursing the
Chairman publicly before the House; and
staggering up towards the desk, as if with
the purpose of assaulting Mr. Hendricks.
Col. Orr, of South Carolina, interfered.and
rather forcibly led Mike Walsh out of the
Hall, and adopted measures to keep him
where he would do himself and the Houve
tho least injury. Will any district of New
York tolerate such proceedings as theser
A Classical Quotation made Plain.
Tho' bomdardment of Grey town explains
what the Washington Union had in its
"mind s eye" when it recently euiogizea
President Pierce as "Jtipace deevs, inbel-
lo praesidiiim" Inpace decus. refers to
how the President shines out in a veto bello
praetidium describes him when, with ma
jestic energy, he exterminates a Mosquito.
xV. V..Sun. : r; ' , y. ;;
'-'A New Derivation. A writer in the
German Democrat, states that when Cortes
landed in Lower California on bis tour of
discovery, he found the weather so exceed
ingly warm that he called the country eali
da fornai (Latin for hot furnace) and
these words were abreyiated for Califor
A Model Badt. Thcnr wan nnlv rnA
baby among the members of the late cx
curision party ud the Musissinni to Ihn
Falls of St. AnUtony. That baby was only
six months old a eon of Henry Farnam,
Eq., the engineer of the Chicago and Rock
Inland railroad. A corresuoudent of the
Boston Transcript gives the fbllowinc'ac.
count of the young traveler's conduct:
When the baby was first brousht on board
the Golden Era, jome of tbe company
shrugged their shoulders, and others said
"humph." One crusty old bachelor mut
tered, 'we may look out for squalls now;'
and a young man with mustaches, who
passed for a wit, , sighed for tho days of
good king Herod. The babv meauwbila
looked about and crowed a little and then
quietly entertained himself with sucking
bis firt. ' -
I , Well, from the time we left, Rock Island
on Monday evening, till we returned the
Miowing baturday, not a cry or the sus
picion of a cry was uttered by the baby.
He was indeed a charming little fellow
always bright and placid, aud ready to meet
halt way those who were disposed to be at
tentive. Of the sensation of fear he seemed
to be utterly ignorant. He would 20 to the
arms of a rough old backwoodsman as read
ily as to those of the beautiful Miss W. or
Miss J.; and remain coutented tway from
his mother or nurse, till fearful that ho was
giving trouble, they would come in search
of him. But instead of giving trouble he
seemed to be doing more than anybody
elso for the general entertainment. It was
frequently proposed to pinch him to see if
he could cry; an J in one instance tho expe
riment was tried without success. The
features of the gruff old bachelor, who had
looked so austerly at first 011 this infant
phenomenon, would now relax as he came
in sight, and he at last ventured upon tlte
experiment of taking him in his arms and
found to his delight that the baby main
tained his good character even in his inex
perienced embrace- '
i he goncral satistitction at the baby e un
paralleled behavior at length manifested
itself in a substantial form. It was resolv
ed to get up a testimonial. A subscription
was put in circulation for a gold cup to be
presented as a token of the admiration and
esteem of the passengers, who, when they
rellected how much a crying baby might
liavedstracted from their enjoyment, liber
ally opened their- purses, and subscribed
the handsome sum of $263. A formal
presentation of this offering was then
made. Mr. Rockwell, lata member of
Congress from Connecticut, was depuUd
to address the baby. Thi3 ho did in the
presence of tho assembled passengers, the
baby meanwhile being held in his mother's
arms, and always jumping and chuckling
at the right place in Mr. Rockwell's speech.
Tho speech, which was a capital one, and
enunciated with due gravity, was followed
by a reply from rrotessor twinning ol
New Haven, tho baby's medium on tho oc
casion, and who spoke in the little fellow's
behalf in admirable stye, now witty and
now beautiful, for upwards of five minutes.
Both speeches were much enjoyed ana ap
plauded. Ex-President Fillmore was ap
points to prepare an inscription for the
gold cup; a task which ho accomplished
with his. accustomed . good taste; and Mr.
Rockwell was appointed to purchase the
cup. ... '..,-
thus ended one of the pleasantest little
episodes of the great excursion one that
must be always remembered with pleasure
by thoso who witnessed it, and especially
by tho parents of tho child whoso early in
life won so solid a mark of his seniors.
Boston Transcript. . . ' , -
Eire at Athens. We glean the following
particulars of the late fire from the Athens
"Mr. Taylor's loss is variously estimated
at from 5,000 to $8,000 upon which is
an insurance of $2,000. ... An application
for an additional insurance of $1,000 was
forwarded to an office in Cleveland a few
days since, but whether it had been acted
upon is not yet known. Mr. juiowies s
loss is about $2,000,-1 ,000 insurance in
the PorLige Mutual. Mr. Joseph Rigg, a
boarder in the Hotel, lost bedding ana
clothing valued at about $150, Mr. Hen
ry .Dustman, a boarder looses about the
same amount ot Deouing, die. wapu iven?
nedy's two horses were valued at $600.
We have not learned uie value 01 Messrs.
Norris & Gould's horses. Mr. Merrow,
also a . contractor on our road, lost n fine
horse, but we did not learn the valuo of
the animal. Mr. W. S. Beaty.of theXiw
ocrat, w also a sutlerer in tho loss ot iur-
niture, books, fec, to the amount ot some
200 or $300. Messrs. Kreider en toon sus
tainod a loss of something over $600, in
hnrsfta. harness. Brain. &c. Mr. 0. W,
Brown's loss does not fall short of 250 or
$300. Mr. J. L. Currier, sustains a loss
of $5C0, in corn, tools, Scc. in store in the
barn of Mr. Brown. '- ' -
Many others have no doubt been suffer
ers whoso names and the amounts wo have
not been ablo to learn. Ono gentleman
whose name we did not learn, a traveler,
lost an elegant gold watch , aud .harness,
but succeeded in - rescuing his' horse and
buggy from tho flames. ' Doubtless many
other similar losses were sustained.'? -
'A Sensible Will. --The following is the
copy of a willleftby a man who chose to
be nis own lawyer: .
"This is tho last will nnd testament of me
John Thomas. I give all my things to my
relations, to be divided amongst them the
best way they can. . . - ' ;
"N. B. If anybody kicks up a row, or
make any fuss about it he isn't to. have
anything." - i
" . 0 . m . . ..
"Signed by mo, , jorh ahomas. :k
.Cruelty. The Lexington(Mo)JErr
contains an account of the death of a slave
at the hands of his master. .The lash, fire,
gouging, beating over, the head with heavy
cluba, the rubbing of cayenne pepper and
tobacco, in hie eyes, &i.. were some of tbe
appliances used, not for a single hour, a
fr , 3 .1 u u... J
single aay, or a single ween, um cvorj uaj
for three weeks, until he died. . , . .
... jt3fTbe famous William Penn had a
scape-grace relation, whom our punning
ancestors desonbed as a pen that had boon
"often cut but never mended."
Indian ajattlr uesiisate hakd-to-
11 aud CoKVUCT-r-Cw. VanBuren shot thro'
tint body. A correspondent of tbe S. 0.
Delta, writing from Corpus Uhristi, under
date of July 19, says:
"Un the inn insU, Capt. Van Buren,
and twelve men 01 tbe mounted nfles,over
took a party of 25 Comanche Indians, and
whipped them It&ndaomelr. Cupt. King
and a party of Infantry mounted on mules,
nrst got on their traU near Las Moras, on ,
the LI Paso road, and pursued them four
days, when tbe mules gave out. Fortu
nately, about tb is time be met Capt Van
turc-nz who was out from fort Inge en a
scout, and put" him on the trail. He fol
lowed it up for six days, and traveled over
hmj miles, when he joveftook tbe Indians.
To avoid pursuit they crossed . the Nueces
three times, and also a larg lake. Cant.
Yan Buren swam his horses 400, yards a
cross this lake and struck the trail on the
opposite sido. Tbe two parties discovered
each other as the Indians were turning a
hill, and when the Captain got around the
hill, he found the Indians drawn up in
line of battle ready to receive him they
having taken their saddles and everything
of their horses except their bridles, and
put them in a pile. The Indians opened
the fight with arrows and when they sup
posed they had drawn the fire of the Cap
tain s party, charged it. the Captain 1m
medi'ttely ordered his men to dismount and
take their rifles before this they had used
only their revolvers without much effect.
When some five or six Indians had been
knocked ofi their horses, they broke, rnd
the Captain charged them.
: The Indians left one of their number dead
on the ground, but succeeded in carrying
the dead and wounded otf. lbey left
then saddles, &c, Capt. Van Buren and
three of his men. were wounded. In the
commencement of the fight the Captain re
ceived a wound in bis sword arm,' which
bled profusely, and in the charge he attack
ed a powerful young Indian, who was on
foot, and after having made several cuts at
him, the Indian suddenly sprung from un
der his horse's neck, with his bow already
drawn, and shot the arrow through his
body. It entered on tlie right side, about
six inches below the ribs, an 1 tne iron
head came out on the leftside of the spine,
having cut through his sword bell behind.
Ho drew out the arrow with both hands
and beleivingthe wound mortal lay down
to die. . He, however, sent an express to
Fort Ewell, and in the course of two or
three days an ambulance and Dr. Head ar
rived, and he was taken to this place, some
fifty or sixty miles from the battle . field, j
It is now the eighth day since - he was
wounded, and the three distinguished army
8u"geons who are attending . bim,(Drs.
Turner, Head and McParliuJare of opin
ion, to-day, that he will recover, but until
the last day or two they, had scarcely any
hope." , ' I -.
"Married Yesterdat." Every day in
the journal that with the first gleam of the
sun is flung within our portals, we read
this little sentance: "Married yesterday, So
and So." Every day there is a wedding
feast m some of the mansions of earth; a
clasping of hands and union of hearts in
the dim aisles of some holy temple; a pledg
ing of eternal love and constancy during all
the hours that are yet to come down, like
spring flowers, upon' Lues pathway,
Each day some hew marriage erowa is put
on, ana sue mat, wears 11, leaning upon niui
whose love is the' brightest ,-rwel set a-
midst its leaves, steals away from he "dear
old home, and nestles tremblingly in tbe
I.ury cot wnere ixve s nana nas trained toe
honeysuckle over the latticed nor oh, and
placed tho uEolian lyres in all the case
ments. ' " ' ' "
"Mabiued Yesterday." There " are
pearls and gold shining now, mid the flow
ers that fringe Love's path way.ds the stars
gleaming iiks cnanueners 111 tne urnitiuieiiL
of Hope, There are harps tinkling now,
whose melody is sweeter than the sound of.
e vetting bells, and joys falling like a show
er amethysts upon the hearts that yester
, . 1-1 1 , ... . . .
day were weav x.tie now is oecome Deauti
ful; the soul soars upward from the dust
like a dove loossed from its cage; there is
melody in every breeze and every place
yea,' there are angels in every path, with
crownings for those who are pressing on
ward with song and prayer.
"Married Yksteroat." It seems now
a long distance to tho grave along road to
the final rest. But soon the shadows
will come and life lose its summer bloom.
Then as the patter of tiny feet is heard a
bout the grand-father's house, and little
bairns cluster about his kuee who were
"married yesterday," mayhap will turn
back to the records of the past, weeping
silently the while, remembering that iheir
summer is gone, their harvest ended, and
t. ...ikAplnrrnn t.liflir sllAAVPA. thpV
uia. owu, b"vi'"6 r " v j
must pass beyond the gates of pearl, where
there will evermore be but one marriage -
that of tho Lamb with his chosen peopli
Xctcark Daily Mercury. , . -
The Creat Scheme or ProdioaI&Y.
We were pained to hear from the Capitol
last evening, that strong tears were enter
tained of the eventual passage by that body
of the vast scheme for squandering the
entire public domain, gilded with the tak
ing titlo of the "Homestead Bill." Thus
at one fell swoop will be annihilated for
all national purposes a heritage vast almcet
beyond the power of computation, ana per
ennial source 01 revenue wr puuuu eigi;u
fMBS. such as no Doonle ever before possed
And, in the name of common sense, for
what? ; To depopulate the old States, and
by 6 delusive boon, tempt hundreds of
1 - ... . - a rt- . Jau.
thousands to their ruin; vr, iu u..
to our shores tho poverty and crime
of every clime and kingdom of the Old
World? Every body has hoard of the boy
who cut open the goose that laid a golden
erg every day, but we have never hoard
that the wisdom of the act has been partic
ularly admired. What will history say
of an act which rashly destroys the source
of a thousand goldon eggs a day through
a hundred years to come? Nat. Int.
- rzrH in a notorious fact that almost
every press in the North which advocates
.the Nebraska outrage is stipendiary of the
administration. This cireumstanoa speaks
volumes. ZoveR Timts. t ;'
Mlw aars la skleped, and I'm afraid
tin aasa keen dskua, or shlola,or .lilrajedl
Mine a icptack korse dallooks so shprr,
! fourteen odurttrelve bads atgli,
Re has hooa gut ehuat four (els plaek,
M it sairtped spots sll dowa bis Back. ..
Two lofs kefore and two keaiad
Pe snare Jon keep all dls la mind.
Bo's plark all evsr, dat Is trae, .
All but els vace, aad dai's pla.k toot'
fie drotssnd canter, vaux and peef '
Aad outvorks Peltekub m dracoa;
Aad veabe Kjliops in tfer shtroeu ,. ,
He vaaxupon his les andfaet; -
Voa Uf coesdowa aud dea dar odir,
Und alwarsffllowsvoa aaoder;
He has ewe ears shtock 'iwa nis head - i
Bote of dem's aeidar white uor red,
Mel kou alike, ahusl vou, oa seo,
la ptackor dea de odor be
He's got two eves dai looks voa Yay,
Onlr be lost von toder day.
A nd vaa yon visa 10 dak a ride,. '
Shaatpenbts back a toddretd,
Aad Uls stiastago.pldra, -
De ; tat's pllnd vili net sue job,
Htstail'a pebind Mm long andsbleekt
Onlj 1 out hiia off last wsiik,
Aad derefore 'tie out say more,
Un corks nU ear and looka so gay, .
And vill aot ahtartand run away;
Sat vea ke'ssear't he make voa abprlaga.
And abampsahout like every dlnf,
lie rides about mit shaisaad cart,
I never see such boras for sbmart) ' 4
And sometimes be iro 00 ue rode.
But pay of corn, and uke.de traek , ''
Mit Utile puy apon his pack. , . . .'
Mine horse lafa notsovery old, '
Hot aaa so young ae veu he's foaled.
And van beosHou. rear, orehump,
ills head eoiue ail peforeaim pluup,
And den bis'dail goes all pvhiod.
Put sometimes, ven h takes a mind. 1
Gull aid and durns all ruaed, p saure,
Vy dea his dail goes all peiera.
Whosver vill mine pluck horse got, '
Shall pay tea dollars on de ah pert.
And if he brings der tlef alive.
Vy den hs p me Iw0btyflr94
Milout bo que.Uoos ax'd by mn,
By mine auvertisemeat you'll see,
1 live out here by Schueulor Cap, v
Hear bchtonletank'a ;
Junius and Colonel Barre. The Lit'
erpool Mercury some months ago published
an article which excited considerable in
terest, going to show that "Junius" that
great literary specter.that mighty shadow,
was in reality Colonel Isaac Barre, cele
brated as a parliamentary ' debater and a
distinguished politician. A recentjiumber
of theMercury contains a communication
relating to the same subject, which is in
teresting to American readers, not only be
cause it relates to the authorship of Junius,
bat because it furnishes a - graphic de'
script ion of the first appearance in parlia
ment of Col. Barre, so well known as tbe
eloqnent defender of the American Colo
nists in tho House of Commons. 1 he Wri
ter referring to the former communication.
"A further and a striking corroboration
of the arguments then urged is to be found
in the Memoirs of the Marquis of llockmg
bam, lately published by the Earl of Albe
marle. It is as follows:
"Isaac Barre was a native of Ireland.
His parents kept a small grocers' shop in
Dublin. At an early age he entered the
army, and served with much distinction in
America, against the r rench. Uividing
his time between literature and the study
of bis profession, he found a kindred spirit
in (reneral Wolte, who Jived with Dim on
the most intimate terms. He was present
on the heights of Abraham, when that
young soldier, ib tbe moment ol vietory
received his mortal wound. He was him
self wounded in the same action. . In
West's celebrated picture of the death of
Wolfe, Barre forms one of the group of of
ficers around the dying general. Return
ing to England in 1760, he became in Tho
following year, through the agency of Mr.
Fox, Lord Shelburne's nominee for Wy
combs. His motive for attacking Mr. Pitt
was for having neglected, as he supposed,
his application for promotion. In a letter
to Pitt, written in April, 1760, he says,
"After the defeat of his majesty's enenies
the trophies I can boast only indicate bow
much I suffered, my zealous and sole advo
cate killed, my left eye rendered, useless,
and the ball still in my head." '
His appearance on his parliamentary dk-
but, December, 1751, is graphically de
scribed by Walpole: "My ear was struck
with sounds I bad little been accasiomea
to of late, virulent abuse on the last rtfign.
and from a voice unknown to me. I turned
and saw a face equally new, a black, robust
man, of a military nguro, rather hard ja
vored, not young, with a peculiar distor
tion on one side of Lis face, which it seems
was a bullet lodged loosely in his cheek,
and which gave a savage glare to one eye.
What I less expected from his appearance,
was very classic and elegant diction and as
determined boldness as if accustomed to
harangue In that place." -
' In the account thus given of the entrance
of the 'apparation' on the politici.l 'tag,, .
there is something truly . terrible; its stern
military aspect, its . commanding, bearing,
self-possessed, conscious of its own dignity,
far above the censure ol tne aispicaoic as
sembly into which it had come, its savage
denouncement of their misdeeds, 'in classic
and elegant diction' all bespeak the futnre
'Junius;' it was an eartniy pnaniom,- lore
telling the devastation of the American war,
Pitt, Rockingham, Walpole, and Green
ville, mifkt well shudder at the sound of
that unknown voice, the stamp act was
not yet brought ia; but from that hour tbe
fate of those weak, presumptous men, and
their kings fate, too, was sealed., , .-, ....
Behind lurked Sholburn, Fox and Dun
nino-, and behind them might be seen com
ingon, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Mont
gomery, Gates and Washington, with the
firmphalanx of the American revolution
ists, men fit for the work they took in hand.
A' surveyor out in Oregon ; not
liking tho appearance of some of the land
breaks out ss follows: 'I . think . that the.
TTnWflH Rtnte oucht to make Great Brit
ain take it all back, or fight. , Thank God
we did not get up to 64 ,40; 39 is baa
enough.' ' - ' " ' ' J ' ' '
J3rWe have had the fun of batter
ing down and destroying a-town -on sua
Isthmus. . We have enjoyed -yw.. nanco,
now eomes the tima .to pay. the piper
The owners of property destroyed aturey-j
town have held a tntin at the Irving
House, . New Tork"i adopted a
resolution to petition Congress for idem
nification. - Our peoplewdl pay for eve
ry dollar' worth of property destroyed,
by the yane within less than two years.
It is profitable as well as pleasant ree
reatioH. U A W,