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NEW SERIES. Sdcct |3octrrj. THE MOTHERLESS. frivt help anil shield The motherless, i he stricken, bleedini dovp— For whom there pushes no rich fount Of deep and deathless love ! The saddest title grief confers— For who so lone as they, I'pon whose path a mother's love Sheds not its holy ray. N~o gentle form above them bends To sooth the couch of pain— No voice so fond as her's essays To calm the feverish brain, Oh, other tongues may whisper love. In accents soft and mild; But none on earth so pure as that ~- A mother bears her child ! Judge kindly of the motherless— A weary lot is theirs, And oft the heart the gayest seems, A load of sorrow bears. No faithful voice directs their steps, Or bids them-onward p ; es-, "And if they ganji a keimin wrung," (Jod held the motherless f And when the sinful and the frail, The tempted and the tried. Unspotted one ! shall cross thy path, Oh, spurn them not aside. Thou knowest not what thou hadst been With trials even less— And when thy lips would vent reproach, Think, they were m the.rlea ! A blessing or. the motherless, Where'er they dwell on earth, Within the home of childhood, Or at the stranger's hearth ? Blue lie the sky above their heads, And bright be the sun within, O Ood protect the motherless, And keep them tree from sill! 151 OF W. JIMS L. ORB, OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AT THE DEMOCRATIC CELEBRA TION IN INDEPENDENCE SQUARE, July 4, 1854. Mr. President and Ftllow-Citizens of Ph}-*' lade/phin: —The day we celebrate is ct#iseci wyjd in the affections of the American people, and this morning's dawn was ushered in by the boom- 1 ing of a thousand cannons. Who can tell hut the melting rays of to-dav's sun*are IvfHcal of tlie fervent patriotism which glows in the A- 1 merican heart? To the remotest borders of this ' great confederacy, one unbroken stream of grateful gratulat.on pours out fioin this same ' American heart to the same Supreme Ruler of the I diverse, who heard the prayers of otir fathers, and who has preserved to their posteri ty the rich legacy left hy the Revolution. 1 It the day brings so much of gladness to our ' countrymen everywhere, need it excite surprise tiiut its return is enthusiastically hailed by the vast concourse of Philadelphians who throng this square. If there be any one portion above an- ' other of our countrymen who should hallow, 1 revere, and celebrate the natal day of our liber- 1 ties, it is the people of Philadelphia. (Cheers.] ' He are standing now within the shadow of in- 1 dependence Hail. The same walls without that ' now echo my voice, seventy-eight years ago s echoed within the patriotic words of Jefferson, and Franklin, and Hancock, and their noble as- c sociates. Your fathers then stood where von 1 lib w w standing, when they mutually pledged 1 tion to Oi.'iV , their fortunes and their sacred ' zan. Tn the gr-,ii ,-leplaration which has been x so sorely affected the credit _. nH ,h,. t ., one and ; services were of the most emift- , rs j r He was constantly at his post, torn. causes a all attacks upon thehonoi of the State, b. _ t; ly voting for and sustaining every practica, , scheme for the maintenance of her fidelity, re-' gardlessofconsequenc.es personal to himself.— i We recur to the part which our candidate act- j ed in those critical times with pride and pleasure, and we are confident that thousands of our po litical opponents at Philadelphia and elsewhere will join with Us in this feeling. He was the early advocate of engrafting the principle ortndividnal liability on hank charters —of the abolition of imprisonment for debt, and of every measure intended to do justice to the laboring masses, and elevate their condition in j life. ' His report on the TarilFin 184-7 stands in proud contrast with the feeble and abortive efforts of his enemies in the Senate, who attempted to break him down on that question. It was a masterly production, eloquent in language and . sound in doctrine. As much may he snid of his speech made the j same session on the policy of constructing the Pennsylvania Railroad. When Represent*- j fives from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh denounc- j ed the project as impracticable, as a ruse and a , trick, Gov. BIOLRR advocated the feasibility of j the route, and the utility of the work, foretelling | w - hat has since taken place, with remarkable j accuracy. And it mav not be improper at this j juncture to remind the people of Philadelphia j and Pittsburgh of the significant fact, that when j Gov. BIGLER was advocating the construction . "fa Railroad by a direct route from one city to , tlie other, through our own State, a portion of the Representatives from botii those cities, ad vocated the policy of making this connexion by a circuitous route, passing through two other States. Indeed, in every exigency that has: arisen in the last ten years, Governor Bigler has been the staunch advocate of the true interests of our great commercial emporium, and her ci tizens will not, we tiust, forget this fact on the day of the election. His election in 1 S3l was a triumph of broad i sacred trust. The great end of the revolution was to secure civil and religious liberty. Nor did our ances tors misjudge its value in developing the re sources physical, moral and intellectual of man. Look to its civil results. Under republican government we have grown, arid prospered, and expanded far beyond the most sanguine im agination ol the most hopeful devotee of liberty. Our shores are washed bjTthe two great oceans east and west. Nearly one half of the North 1 American continent bears upon its generous bo som teeming millions of American citizens, ; who make their own laws and worship at their chosen shrines. From 3,000,000 we have swelled to 25,000,000. From poverty and ig norance and weakness we have grown rich, in telligent, and strong. Our sails whiten every | sea, and our enterprise and energy penetrate I into every land. No longer does 'the British lion strike terror into the hearts of our women and our children. We are now here equal in i all the elements of natural greatness and here superior in every characteristic of personal li berty and political independence. Great Bri tain undertook to manage our local affairs by assuming the right to legislate for us, while we were colonies. The Parliament assumed that they were bet ter judges of our wants and necessities than our colonial legislatures. They undertook to regu late the domestic policy of their distant depen dencies. They imposed duties upon tea, with out consulting us, and in every manner asserted ( (har rights to govern Us. Our fathers, who ; had encountered the perils of the ocean, and the greater perils of a savage wilderness, who had ' fled from Europe to escape political and religious intolerance, could not long brook such an unjust assumption. 1 hey petitioned, importuned, re monstrated the British government without avail —they took their rights in their own keeping, and alter a long and doubtful struggle, establish ed a new fundamental article in the science of Government—the great American doctrine of the right of the people to govern themselves.— [Great cheering.] No tenet in political science has more thoroughly vindicated its wisdom, than this, and when brought into issud its ortho doxy lias not been questioned for seventv-ewlit years until a few months past. It is said by some, who have forgotten or re nounced the teachings and principles of their fathers, now, that the people ol Kansas and J\ : e- ol governing themselves, aiid;jptt M"' must assume the same territories as the nParliament the colonies. Where is the American (hading in the bosom of anvjf man, who from fanatical zeal for the AfriuyS slave, whose condition he cannot willing to renounce tins great doctnnp of.fWr fatbers 1- ism arwrfaiiaticism mistake the heart ol this country in supposing that when they crv out against slavery, that it will cause the people to repudiate the principles upon which the Government is based. jCheers.] J h>' country owes my distinguished friend who will follow me, the "little giant of the great west, 1 Senator Douglass [immense applause.] a debt ol gratitude fbis powerful and successful advocacy of this principle I have been discus sing, and for its triumphant vindication in the Kansas-Nebraska bill. ' With all the misrepresentation which has been poured out upon that measure, the people are now beginning to understand truly its pro visions: and its greatest principle—the one so fiercely assailed by Whigs and Abolitionists— is the very principle lor which our fathers fotighl the Revolution. Will you now take the side ol the British Parliament'! 1 lie people of Kansas and Nebraska have had conferred upon them, by Congress, the right to regulate their own domestic concerns according totheir own wishes and inclinations, is it right? Who will say it is wrong? Who knows best what are the ants of our fellow-citizens in the valley ol the Kansas, or the upper Missouri, (he representatives they elect to tliejrown territori al legislature or the Congress of the United States, where not a single member, perhaps, has : gade a loot-print in Kansas or Nebraska, and coinh. would most likely legislate wisely for him for thai'jinna! Legislature or Congress ? ■ lature, and much goon \stion carries the answer In the Governor's Messa-. now lias the right he placed the axe at the root ot Uux ♦here' in this spreading Upas, by declaring most empu... icallv, that lie should no longer participate ii that offensive system of legislation; and that tfit whole [lower of the Executive Department should be wielded against it. This sentiment received the universal approbation of all parties, I The General Assembly acted on the suggestion, I and the people are presented with the law sol 1854-, each separate from the other, and stand ing on its own merits. This has never occur red before, since the organization of the Govern ment. Had the present administration no oth ' er claim, this alone should command the favor : able judgment of Che people. The policy of the administration, is now well ' defined on ail subjects, and its continuance can j riot faii <o promote the substantial welfare ot the ; people. At the time of its induction into pow : er, a number of improvements were in progress |of construction, which have cost a much larger ; sum than had been anticipated, and thiscircum j stance, it is true, has to some extent embarrass ;ed the policy of the administration. But it must i be remembered, that these schemes were nut I commenced at the instance of Governor Bigler. , They had been undertaken before he came into j office: and the wise policy seemed to he to prose cute them to an early completion. Indeed it has been declared as a fixed policy of the ad | ministration, that no new schemes of improve ment shall be commenced. Nor has the honor and diginty of the State been permitted to suffer in any instance. When the executive of a neighboring stale refused to surrender a fugitive from justice, against whom a true bill of indictment for kidnapping had been | lound in the county of Chester, the right and i dignity of the Commonwealth was vindicated BEDFORD, PA. FlllD.tf MORXING, AUGUST 4, 1854. i its wisdom. The support of the ministry, 'th< execution of church buildings and all outlays fo spiritual objects is left to the volition of the ci(i zen. He can give or withhold. The law Be] cognizes no sect or denomination, all wiya, and equally protected. How has it We have as moral a nation as any upon tn[ globe. We hav eas many professors of religioi for our population. Our churches are more nuirt erous and as well furnished as in any othe country, and piety and religion nowhere ha more reverence and respect than in the Unite! States. Hr. Jefferson, whose name is insepayablj united, and must so continue thmu£h time, witlj tree government—lie who penned that grea! declaration—was president of the "United Stated —the father of the Democratic party, and the great apostle of republicanism—lie who spent a long and eventful life in the arduous "-service oi his country, when the weight of vt*<ys pressed sorely upon his tottering frame, in the quiet solitude of his own Monticello, calmly review ing his own history, he selected 4nree greal achievements to carry fiis name directed this inscription upon the granite obe lisk that should mark the spot whgre he lies:— "Thoma.l Jefferson, the author of the declara tion of Independence, the nut/tor of the Statute °f I ingiuitt, establishing religious freedom. and the tattler of the University of Virginia." [Cheers.) . ° He considered the establishment of religions freedom, an achievement \frthv to be classed by the side of the declaration of independence. He knew the enormities growing ont oi a union of church and State. He knew that such a junction was at war with personal libertv as well as with true religion, and time has shown that the State prospers best independent of re ligion, and religion prospers best independent of the State. We must keep them separate, confine each to its sphere, if our future is to continue bright and prosperous as our past. I here lias recently been some commotion on the political boards, growing out of, it is said, a new secret politiey-reJigious association. T "Knov•> A'ol/iing" of its faith or its hopes.— (Cheering and laughter among the Democrats.) It is supposed that its purpose is to supplant the Catholic religioif and to ostracise every' person who was not horn UJHJJI American soil, and every one whose lather was not born here. Now this is a different policy from tlie one our fathers pursued invited here everv foreign er to our ick Henry was indig nant posed to exclude sucb as turned i<nd fled the country during Pie revolution. It is assumed by this associu- tliat lhi> Priests of the (JaUmlft Church ex ercise politicai influence overmeir member*.— This may or niay not be so. Ido not profess &, know. ITia've no affinities witli Tlie (Ihurch. I was reared under the teachings of the shorter catechism and the Westmirster con fession ol faith. There are not fifty Catholics or one hundred naturalized or un/aturalized foreigners in my congressional dstrict, and hence my peifect exemption from my personal or political considerations in forming a judgment with reference to this new nssociamn. Suppose it true that the prints meddle in politics, we all unite in condensing it, for we think Church and State sliouldbe kept separ ate; hut this new organization proceeds to a po litico-religious association, s'cret, holding its meetings clandestinely, t counteract the priests. The end then is tf justify the means, but two wrongs will not ir:ke one right. The 'Know Nothings" do tlv very tiling which they complain of the prints for doing, f do not perceive ariy difference between Catholic Jesuitism arid Protestant Jesuitism—both are intoletant. Jut in thiscouritry 1 protest in the name of our ancestors, who were all foreign ers, in the name of the Constitution, iu the name )f liberty itself, against a send political organi sation which fears to avow its principles, which shrinks from their discussion rind which makes its members, by secret pledges, spies in every household. There is no excuse in this country lor seciet political societies. Every measure in the Federal and State Legislatures under goes public scrutiny and del,ate. No citizen is >r ought to be afraid to avow his political senti ments, and the secrecy which marks the pro ceedings of this order shows that they do or say somethings which they are aliaid or ashamed ; the world to know, it is time that the eyes I ditto-., v.rjfry should he turned towards them, his personal ~ discountenanced until they head and heart, \. : s v j o |jjji ve 0 f t| ie <r,. n ius idence, than is lurn. en( . and wil l |, ear hit zealous support extender... j> pJantv(K I bors and those who knew h. e | ections _p o |i_ >We do not doubt his triumphal. ~ ~,,,r art| . i But let us, fellow-citizens, in ac.o rac( j C( , a views presented Cor your consideracrising the last address, again ask your attention ' ar d of nient, to the aspect of the opposition tq IJcra _ cratic nominees. The Whigs as a pat] the I no principles to bind them together: ; l im . State nor national policy on which to ra has' One after another, in rapid succession •Vice j measures of public policy have been rejects the people and utterly abandoned by themsel P The operations of time and experience ha falsified all their former dogmas. The Bank c the United States—the Bankrupt act—the di|t tribution of the proceeds of the sales of the pullt lie lands—the tariff of 184-2 or indeed any tafr iff avowedly for protection—have ail becomU "obsolete ideas"—descended to "the tomb 4 the Cnpulets." Hostility to territorial extent, sion in germral,. including the acquisition ofr Louisiana and Texas—hostility to the Indepen-1 dent Treasury—the tariff of 184(>—to the war with Mexico—to the acquisition of California— to the liability of stockholders in banks and cor porations generally, together with their terrific, descriptions of the usurpations and tyranny of the one man or qualified veto power, with which the constitution of the general govern ment, and the constitutions ol the several States, have wisely clothed the chief magistrates of the States and the nation—have become dead stock Freedom of Thought and Opinion. I The eyes of your sister States are upon you, and we shall look anxiously to see you foil up your accustomed majorty for Bigler, elect true Democrats to Congress and your Legislature, and parry out the principles which have so gji-atly promoted the honor and glow of the wholy sountry. [Long continued cheering ] THE A TALE OP THE FK ON TIER. WAR. . husband's rifle '*' she shouted springing 9 her feet, and rushing across the cabin, she |)>iethe weapon and accoutremerils from the foil. But on trying the piece with the ram gad it proved to be unloaded. She thrust her aandjnto the pouch, but it contained nothing ,ut musket balls, which her husband had pur chased a few days before, to run into bullets suitable lor his rifle. Ihe powder horn was ull, but 'ot what use was the powder jvithout h< hall ? Dropping the weapon she rung her lands in despair. Suddenly an idea struck her she one of the' bullets, placed it be ei-n her teeth, and by exertion it it in twcx Dashing a charge of powder in- J the barrel, she ranuyed down one of the t'Pgments, primed and the piece, and be- next moment its muzzle protiuded through ie aperture, and covered the oodv of the chief ow advancing gt the head of the paity towards ie house. The quick eye of the savage caught ie glimmer U the rifle sight as the sun Fell |>ori it, and he stooped, hut before he had time • make a' rush, Miriam's finger pressed the agger. When the pull of smoke from thedis nce bad cleared away, she saw him clutching i the air in the vain etlbrt to recover himself, etore the other Indians, who seemed paralyzed >" the unexpected catastrophe, could afford m any assistance, he threw his hands above s head, and whirling quickly around fell upon A shout of triumph burst from the lips of Mi nn aj she saw the effects ot the avenging shot, "Ltiien withdrawing from the loop-hole, she mmenced re-loading'the rifle. Ihe Indians remained motionless for a few conds, transfixed with astonishment, and then teiT the body of their chief, withdrew to a r— ectlul distance Iroin the cabin, and the in- \ ttes half believed their peril was over. But j •'V were deceived. After getting out of gun-shot, the savages istered together and appeared to he in close uversAtion. Ai the expiration of the pow 'W ? having apparently agreed upon their plan action, gang took open order and '''if'iliHiteC'it 11 ou ' ai 'd the up, ivunarn Cook, who allowstationed at another loaj^hot.. her rifle, and the unlucky Wyandot! ii through both legs, dropped in his tracks .vi an involuntary shriek of agony. The it-is kept on, and reaching the cabin, six of !n clambered on the roof, while the other it commenced firing on the doors and cutting ipings in the logs. Those on the root qtiick yindied a fire on the shingles, which were iu in a blaze. The destruction of the cabin uits inmates now seemed, inevitable. 'here was a hogshead half full o.' water in Hiouse. .Miriam, bucket in hand, mounted il -ft, and Hope and A lie* supplied her with 1 uer from below; by which she contrived to 1 •figuish the flames as fast as they broke out, Me she herself enveloped and almost stifloca leby steam and smoke, was in visible to the as >aut. At length the water was exhausted, none of the Indians observing that the efforts ale besieged party were slackening ventured look<- his head through one of the holes that bbeen burned in the roof, to see how the la lay. The undaunted Miriam was standing utiii a few feet of the opening, and at the ni di she whirled the empty bucket around his lil. and whirling it with a swing of her arm, stjk him directly in the forehead with a sharp e of tile stave. She heard the bones crash athe victim groan, a moment after he was il'nawav by his campanions, three of whom bended iroin the roof, bearing him in their ai. iriam now thought she heard the two re ining savages tearing the upper logs off'the tbhimney, and presuming they intended to et an entrance that way, she ran down stairs to-pare for them. "The feather bed ! the Iter bed !" she shouted as she reached the kr room, and this much priz'-d article in a frier, man's inventory of household chatties, wquickly brought forth ami thrown in the h tin- place. By this time one of the Imli atad fairly got into the chimney, The sav apadean effort to scramble up again, but the pet effluvia of the feathers overcame liimj ahe fell heavily on the hearth stone. In tkieanlime Miriam had grasped the rifle and hit ready for his reception. Scarcely had huched the floor, when the iron-bound point o* breech crushed through his skull. The o who had caught a whiff ol the vajior in t ifo avoid a like fate, hastily descended from tbof. ur of the thirteen Indians were now kill •ot these casualties only added new fury to 'Wnainder. They well knew that the cabin occupied by women only—and nothing d be more degrading in the eyes of swarthy ■iorsthan to be baffled by a parcel of squaws. • now furiously assailed the door with torn- Lbs. To this proceeding the inmates could resistance. In striking the savage who I Men down the chimney, Miriam had bro fy lock of her husband's ride, the onlv j >y bad, and now handing the weapon to , ; er-in-law, she armed herself with the Voung McAndre,' which stood in the cor ,l ! prepared hers.-II tor the last extremity f /look herself to a very formidable weap- I slaughter knife of the establishment, and j nod, the three women ranged thcmseves [ er side of the dour, deteruiined to sell their lives as dearly as possible. In hall an hour the Indians had nearly cu two planks out of the d<?br, beneath the bar,; space just sulhcient for a man to force his through in a stooping posture. They brough heavy pieces from the adjacent pile, and usinj them as battering ram's soon beat in the weak ened portion of the door, and at the same tim. driving the articles which had been piacec against the door into the middle of the room.— Taught caution by the losses they had sustain ed, they did not immediately attempt to enter through the aperture, but thrusting in and cross ing their rifles, discharged them into the house. In this they hat! a double design—that of kill- Big or maiming some or the occupants, and get ting in under cover of the smoke. Before the deafening sounds had ceased the feather crested head of the Wyandott warrior parted the smoke cloud that had obscured the interior; but, as lie rose from a stooping posture, on entering, Miriam's axe descended with tre mendous force, cutting through the collar bone into the chest. Hedropped with a wity crv—half defiance, half agony. Another savage follow ed—and another—each to sink in turn tinder the axe of the courageous matron. The fifth she missed—but instantly grappled with him and held him powerless in her arms while Alice plunged the knife in his bosom. Of the next two that entered, one was disabled by a severe blow 0:1 his head from Hope's rifle, and the oth er very nearly decapitated by Miriam's well di rected axe.. _ Of tile thirteen bronzed warriors who had left their war tribe for their war path a few days before, only two were unwounded and ca pable of service, and they, seized with a panic at the havoc among their companions by the •'long knife squaws," abandoned the siege and fled back to the village. To the wounded left behind no quarter was given. To have spared them would have been treason to the dead. Miriam's axe and the long knife of Alice made short work of them, and the duty fulfilled, the family lost no time in proceeding to Frank fort. ROMANTIC MARRIAGE. A few evenings ago, as the cars of the f.'ar rollton Railroad were approaching the city, a little girl alxiiit three years old ran in front of the engine,.and stopped on the center of the track. The brakeman attempted to stop the en gine as soon as the child w as' perceived, hut on and on hurried the iron monster, and just as it was about to crush into the earth the beauteous victim which thus so innocently b.aved its com ing, the strong hand of an athletic voung man was Stretched forth, and, at the hazard of ano ther life, the S|ved. lioud was tlie snout of applause from the few who witnessed the daring deed, and in triumph a mother s feelings on such an occasion''?. C be more than vain. She felt as a mother onlv can feel, when the darling of the heart her only child—is rescued from the very jaws of death ; and with an eloquence no words can convey, siie looked and spoke her thanks. i lie mother was a widow, young and lair as the incarnation of a poet's dream : and, withal, she was blessed with no little ot this world's goods. Of course she was grateful to the pre server of her child's life, and, as he was poor, she offered to bestow upon him a goodly largess. He, however, refused to accept any reward for doing what he considered to be his duty, and so the matter tor the time rested. Since then an intimacy has sprung up be tween the young man and the grateful widow, ami the result was, that yesterday they went together to Mobile, where the widow's name at the Hymeneal altar is to be changed, and the young man is to become not only the protector, but the step-father of the child lie saved. May the joys of the twain increase, and their days be many.—.V. (). True Delia. Slick to oue Pursuit. 1 here cannot be a greater error than to be frequently turning about from one's business. II a man will look around and notice who have got rich and who have not, among those he started life with, lie will find that the success ful have generally stuck to some one pursuit. Two lawyers, lor example, begin lo practice at the same time. One devotes his whole mind to his profession ; lays ir. slowly a stock of leeal learning, and waits patiently," it may be Tor years, till lie gains an opportunity to'show his superiority. The other, tiring of such slow work, dashes into jiohtics. Generally, at the end of twenty years, the latter will not be worth a penny, while the former will have a handsome practice, and count his tens of thou sands in bank stock or mortgages. Two clerks attain a majority simultaneously. One remains with his former employers, or at least in the same line of trade, at first on a small salary, then on a larger, until finally, if be is meritorious, he is taken into partnership. The other thinks it beneath him to fdl a subordinate position, now that he lias become a man, and accordingly starts in some other business on his own account, or undertakes a new firm in the old line ot trade. Where does he end ? Often in insolvency, rarely in riches. To this every merchant can testify. A young man is bred a mechanic. He ac quires a distaste for his trade, however, thinks if is a tedious way to get ahead, and sets out for the West or California. But, in most cases, the same restless, discontented and Speculative spirit that carried him away at first, renders continuous application-at any one place irk some to him : and so he goes wandering about the world, a sort of semi-civilized Arab' really a vagrant in character, and sure lo die insolv ent. Meanwinle his fellow apprentice, who has staid at home, practising economy and working steadily at his trade, has grown com fortable in his circumstance#, and is even per hajis a citizen of mark. 1 here are men ol ability m every wall; of TERfIS, $2 PER YEAR. life, who are notorious for not getting along. Lsually it is because they never stick to anv one business. Just when they have mastered one pursuit and are on the point of makW money, they change it for another, which thev do not understand ; and, in a little while, what little they are worth is lost forever. We know scores of such persons. Go where you will, you will generally find that the men who have tuiled in lite, are those who never stuck to one thing long. On the other hand, your prosper ous mail, nine times out of ten, has always stuck to one pursuit. SHOCKING AND FATAL AFFAIR.—A dreadful accident occurred on Thursday afternoon, in the vicinity ol Tenth and Jefferson streets, resulting in the death ol two men and the injuring ofa third. It appears that Mr. John Kellv, the owner of a cess poo! in the rear of his dwelling, at that place, had determined to sink a well adjoining to it. The well had been dug out to the proper depth, when Mr. K. descended into it for the purpose of making some further exca vations when the walls of the cess pool caved in, burying him beneath the mass of filth, and suf focating him instantly. Mr. James Lawfor, who was employed upon the work, immediate ly descended into the well to extricate Mr. Kelly, when he was overcome by the torrent of matter streaming from the cess pool, and in a few moments, he met the same fate. Another man, whose name we were unable to learn, immediately rushed into the well for the purpose of saving onp or !oth of the unfor tunate men, but he was likewise overcome with tlit* foul air, and would have inevitably perish ed but for the efforts of several men who were att,acted to the place, who dragged hirn out in a state of insensibility. After considerable trouble and prompt medical attention, he was' restored to consciousness. The bodies of the deceased were taken out soon afterwards antl conveyed to their respective residences. Thev Were both married men. Kelly leaves a wife arm Law lor a wife and six children to mourn their sad bereavement. SFITS FOR DAMAGES AGAINST RAILROADS.— In the Superior Court of Baltimore, as we see bv the Patriot, the parties injured on the Balti more and Susquehanna Railroad by the collision on the 4th July, as well as those who have lost friends trom the same cause, have already com menced entering suits against the company for damages. Mr. MALCOLM, COWL*II for MADISON JETFKRS, who was dreadfully injured himself, and had led at his side, has entered two being laid at $30,000 in each case. 'counsel for Mrs." JOHN SON, who of her family, has en tered a suit of the State of Mary land, use of SARAH ELIZABETH and Jos. H. JOHNSSN, against the Company; dam- ( ages being being laid at $20,000. It is" stated V *' * company have settled several cases bv compromise W nr F a, lS inklrt .o on the casion. Mysterious Death—Suspected Poisoning. For several days past, rumors of a painful character have been in circulation in reference to the mysterious illness of Mrs. Ellen Urbon, a daughter of Mr. C. .Marvin, No. 50 Warren street. It seems that nearly two years ego Airs. E., then aged 16, was married to a German music teacher, Alexander Urbon, in this city, and subsequently went with him to Le Rov, Genesee county, to reside. Last winter she was delivered of a child, and soon after was at tacked with a nursing sore mouth. Her system was much reduced by these causes. Some six weeks ago, it is alleged, she was suddenly ta ken much worse, and complained of symloms that led to a belief that she had been poisoned by her husband—the poison supposed to have been administered by him in some Jerhonade (hat he insisted upon procuring and giving to her. • D About three weeks ago, she was brought home to die—it being apparent that she was rapidly sinking. Her husband remained at L>* Roy, and about ten days since, having been sent for, he came here, staid a few hours, re turned fo Le Roy, told persons there that lie was accused of having poisoned his wife, and by them was advised to come back here and stay till her decease. He expressed his deter mination to do so—packed up his property and left that village. He has not been here, nor been heard ofsir.ee. Previous to his departure, he 'old a person that his wife was going to die and mentinn-d what he desired to * have done with his child. To Dr. Hoyt he stated that he would be or was suspected of having given her poison, and said—"Doctor I want you to be on my side." On Wednesday morning, Airs. Urbon died, having suffered dreadfully for many days. This afternoon a post mortem examination ol the bo dy was made, when indications were discover ed which greatly strengthen the suspicion that her death was caused by some extraneous irri tant introduced into the stomach. The stomach lias been pr< served, and is to undergo a chemi cal examination. The body was almost blood less.—Syracuse Republican. SINGULAR MODE OF INFLICTING VENOM A Mr. G. Lynch has suffered intensely during the week from theeffectsof venomous matter thrown into his face, last Monday, by an insect called the armadillo. 1 his worm was lying upon the ground, coiled up, and he, perceiving it, held down Lis head and spirted some tobacco juice upon it, when it immediately threw up its tail, emitting at the same time a small quantity of juicy matter, which lodged upon Air. Lvnch's lace, when the flesh around the eyes instantly commenced 1o swell, and the pain was so in tense that it produced temporary aberration of mind. The venom, however, was speedily ex - tracted bv a physician, and we are happy to state that he is now rapidly recovering. (Cat.) Chronicle, VOL. XXII, NO. 52.