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BY EO. W. B<>IVHA!Y.
XEW SERIES. St left Poetry. A JHtllMrHi Love. v IJV GRACE MORTIMER. A mothers love—ah who can tell, It mates the breast with feeling swell, It's deeper far than ocean sea, And breathes the soul of purity. ]t is a calm, a lovely ray That ne'er in darkness shall decay. Nor time, nor space, can chill the flame Thromib cold neglect it will burn the same. The rose in all its richest bloom Compared with it hath no perfume It is p irer than the lover's sigh, .More lovely than the rainbow dye, And nonnht on earth with it can vie Memory now brings in bold relief, A mother's love a mother's trriel: It was when I took my last farewell, Ah! then a mother's Great did swell Around her son her arms she threw, And would not, could not, say adieu : Then looking to heaven in silent prayer She gave rneto the Almighty's care. Mother, 1 seem to love thee more, As 1 thy virtue's ponder o'er May I pursue thy bright career, And he like thee a shining light, Anil ?erve my Cod with fear. 7lhK.\ AT HIS WORD: OK, THE DOUBLE BRIDAL. A few wars ago I made one of twenty-nine passengers oil boaid the steamer Emily Barton, ' ixuirid up the Tennessee. A pleasant intelli gent, go-ahead captain, a good steward, and a social refined company, made the trip one of ; jdeasuie; mdeed, long shall I remember the sducv Emilv Burton and her superb living' height. One lovely summer afternoon, it wast whispered that we were to have a wrdding he lore the boat teached her destination, said whis per starting first and low near the stern some where in the vicinity of the ladies cabin, and | speedily making its way to the hall, the boil er deck, and even to the main, like the snow ; ball down the mountain, gathering size, form, i and momentum, as it rolled forward, until the ; prirc>.\| ip the interesting ac-e#e not oil- ; iv pointed out, hot the person—some scraps ol ! the history of each, fiction, fact and surmise, j all hashed up ingeniously, leaving you in that j half pleasant, hall paintul suspense and doubt [ that opens the eyes wide and strains the drum | of the ear so tight to all transpiring around YOU. Well, we landed to wood at a magnificent ' leach bottom, the tail heavily leaved trees with j their silver giay trunks making a deep, cool i shade, while they, with the grassy green bank ! that bore them, were imaged in the glassy riv- j er, so clear, so true, that intervision only poin- I ted the false from the real. Cutting this char med spot in twain came a murmuring crystal spring brook scarce four spans wide, to lose it- ! self in the mass of Tennessee waters, they in j turn to be alike lost iu the boundless sea. .No sooner was the staging out, than there i emerged from the ladies cabin a tine, manly j looking fellow, dressed in faultless taste, intef- I led beaming in every feature, while over his j lace peifeet happiness shone like the phosphor- j as on the sea. Leaning on his arm was a most | loveable woman it ever has been our lot to be- j hold, her tine hazel eyes (tell-tales they were) • speaking deep emotion, and her expressive lip quivering with suppressed excitement, while her dress, step and grace was that of a queen. "There they are !" "Thai's her !" "Oh, how handsome!" burst from many a lip ss we in stinctively made way to let tlipm pass to the al tar, and where that was we had about as clear an idea as a transcendentalist generally has of ivhat he is talking about. But one thing we all > emed to know, that there was fun ahead, and to tullow in the wake was the way to see it.— As the ladies passed an arm was oliered to each, ; and thus we marched out of the cabin, down the j ftair, across the staging, and up the sloping j hank. Some fifty yards up the pair stopped, and I joining hands, they stood with the clear water ! between them—bridged as it was by their twi- I oing fingers ami crossed by a stream of love as: I pure as itself. All was silent—still—until bro- I ken by the minister,) reading in an impressive ! manner, "And of the rib which the Lord Go.) I '■3d taken liom man made he woman and bro't ! forof the man. And Adam said this is now ! me of my bone and flesh of my flesh, she shall i t* called woman because she was taken out of ! man. Therefore shall a man leave his father und his mother and cling to his wife." The | hiide slowly sinking on her knees raised her | "•'autiful face, all covered with tears, and her , clasped hands, and in the most touchingly sweet voice, tremulous with deep emotion, said : "And now, O, merciful Father, grant that our j u? o lives thus united, may peacefully flow in °ue, even as this rivulet, until we reach the ri- j v er of death, and undivided in faith and con-! (iu ct, be permitted to enjoy Thine eternal smiles the land of the pure and the blest. Every- P'm,- seemed stilled, hoping, wishing for more °' 'his beautiful drama. Sot a word, not a movement from the throng, all, all was happi- ! • ess. o, lovely panorama, how thou art gra- j on this heart! The happy man was in the I mt of imprinting a kiss upon the smiling lips of "is magnificent bride, when the clear tones of a only voice startled all from their pleasant re "*te; th e universal gaze rested on a handsome, j ' ll f'ennessean, whose eagle eye spoke the ■ ax—.j fi t representative of a State where a Jackson. ' I stand this any longer. I can't b . 1 • . ftii '■■■ i „ „ ■ i ii Pardon, ladies, pardon : I have a proposition | to make on the iaith of a man who never lies or trifles. I must make it or die—so here goes.— Now, I wili marry on this sror any lady that ; has the nerve to tace such music ; look at me, j and if you can love me as sue loves, (pointing jto the bride,) I'll promise to be a husband to j you, and such a husband as she derives, and | such a husband as a true hearted man will make : to the woman, who conies trembling under his | wing. I further say that no spot nor shame at j laches to my name, never shall ; and this i arm will support and ptotect the one who can j trust to it. Who'll take?" and he ran his rye (slowly over the handsome women around him his earnest manner and novel speech had arou sed an intense feeling; all was surprise and deep sympathy with the fearless, excited ora tor, when, to the astonishment and delight of every one, a fawn-like, blue-eyed girl, from the flowry banks ol the Alabama, stepped to his side, and, looking confidentially up to his eyes, with her hands on his arm, said, "I am thine !" By this time his arm around her waist, and j [tatting her curls (black as the raven's wing at midnight,) looked steadfastly in her face lor a moment, and signed the contract with a kiss that all the married ladies-pronounced the genuine ; sort—perfectly satisfactory. Ruising his flash- ; ing eyes with a triumphant expression from the pleasant job just mentioned, tie said, "Where is that Parson f Send ..him right here—on this spot we will be made one. I never let such luck as this pass ME # by waiting a minute—so go ahead," and on that spot where they first met, were they solemnly* Ufttted forever. When tiie words, "What oad'Tias joined, let no man ! put assunder," diud a\t3V, a loud shout went up j I fiat awoke the echoes for a mile; every hand j was extended to the happv, lucky, venturous i fellow, and every lady in that crowd pressed the j lip of his young and huadsame wife, (for a mo- 1 ment J wished f were her, hut I instantly re- j covered my self-possession and thrust the weak- i ' ness Irom me : women kissing each other always ! seemed a waste of sweetness to me, but they j know the best.) Laughing, shouting, happy, [ |we all returned on board. Our generous captain 1 j set a splendid supper; the clerk mdde out two ! certificates—they were signed by twenty-four I j witnesses, (five more made nine, you know, men and women all told,) everybody signed. Then we danced, we laughed, we made chil dren of ourselves—ye s, made fools of ourselves. I Be that as it may, when the watebthanged at noon of night, the bluffs on the dark shores ot : the river returned only an unbroken echo of the j ! hoarse coughing of the Emily Barton's engines, i ; for we slept, and our dreams vainly tried to vie i ; with-lhy lovely reality of the evening. From Philadelphia Argus. The Terrors of the Yellow Fever. The accounts from Norfolk and Portsmouth in regard to the ravages of the Yellow Fever, are j ■truly of the most appalling character. This \ visitation is as fearfully solemn as it is inscru i tible and mysterious in the providences of Heav | en. These gay and beauteous cities on the j j borders ot the surging Chesapeake are not only i rendered ruined and desolated places, but they ' have become literally vast Golgothas of horror and woe—a place of human skulls—while ema j ciated and ghastly living spectres flit occasion ! ally along the streets and byeways, as if anx | ious to avoid tbe dread and destroyer of the ; human family. Death is no respecter of per ' sons. The high and the low, the rich and the | poor, the proud and the humble, all are hurled , into nothingness and dust, scarcely at a mo- I menl's warning, by the insidious pestilence that j I stalketh forth in mystery and desolating wrath, i ! In vain have been all the efforts of the most ! ' experienced and accomplished physicians to ! mitigate or arrest tfie course ol the disease.— ! This is the more remarkable when we reflect j that our country may be said to be the birth- i place of the yellow fever, and that its ravages! been known and deplored ever since the dis- j coverv of this Hesperian continent by Christo- - pher Columbus. Notwithstanding the acknowl edged advancement of medical science, and the fact that even cholera has become a readily j remediable malady, if taken in its earlier stagey j there has nothing yet been discovered that seems adapted to either the prevention or sue- i ! cessf'til treatment of this scourge. Our most ! eminent practitioners have in vain endeavored ! to account lor the origin and cause of the dis ! ease. Thev are even undetermined whether ' yellow lever is contagious or otherwise, al : though it would seem that Pelion is now piled I on Ossa in substantiation of the fact of its con- j ; tagious character, in view of the desolating i '■ havoc it makes among all who venture within I its virulent influence in the cities of Norfolk ! and Portsmouth. We would be disposed to i i fling sarcastic opprobrium upon the medical art, j I did we not remember the utter insignificance i | and impotency of man in view of the wisdom ! land chastening power of his Heavenly Creator, j lln the midst of pestilence, and horror, and | famine, lessons ot humiliation may be learned,; and the proud soul of man weaned and allured j | from the sinful and deceitful things of time and j sense. In health and prosperity we are too! ! apt to forget the God who made us, and arro- ; ! gantly assume to be gods ourselves in the e- ! | phemeral vanities and pomps of a terrestrial j i existence. Let the American people cast about ; jthem and ascertain why the present grievous 1 chastisement is given—let them see at whpse \ 1 door lies the dread sin , that there must needs ! |be the whip of scorpions and the lash of sting- | ; ing asps, to redeem man from the briary paths ; j of folly and transgression. Amid the gloom and havoc caused by the j I yellow fever, it is truly gratifying to observe j the expressions of sympathy every where man ifested in the United States, in behalf of the ! sufferers at Norfolk and Portsmouth. The heart- ' | strings are rent and the bosoms of our country- j ' men swell in the burden of their griel and j compassion for the sick and the dead. Every one seems willing to extend the benevolent mite, in aid of distressed humanity, in seeking I the means to arrest the appalling ravages of tbe disease. In Philadelphia about $20,000 has already been raised for the Virginia sufler ers, and contributions are- still being made in a creditable and liliera! manner. Twenty thou sand dollars has been raised in Baltimore, SIS, 000 in New York, while other places in the United States, without regard to srctionntities of country, have vied with each other in ma king handsome donations to the cause ot love and philanthropy-. Every thing has already been done, and there will pe no relaxation of effort to allav the ■ ! pangs of distress and banish the disease, if in i the power of mortals to achieve success, as the ; feeble instruments in the hands of an overruling- Providence. Let us hope that the disease has 1 now spent its force, and that the approaching ! cool weather will bring he-alt Ii and joy where! now is only heard the voice of lamentation and j dread crv of "bring out your dead !" The no- j bb- band of physicians and nurses from the I North, merit the heartiest esteem of a grateful ! ! people, while their devotion and sell-sacrificing; efforts in the cause of humanity, must meet : with the signal approval of^leaven. Another Accident on the Camden and lm boy Railroad. An accident occurred on the 0. and A. Railroad on Saturday, near Beverly, caused by the breaking of the locomotive attached to tin train which left this citv at 2 o'clock for New I i 5 ork. The locomotive was thrown off the track i by the accident, the engineer, named John Hal- 1 ■i . land, killed, and a fireman and the conductor i injured. The Tribune gives the following ac i count of the disaster : "The locomotive, shivered to a wreck, the ; ! front truck having been impelled a distance of : : about twelve feet from the body of the engine, j was seen lying on its side, fuming and smoking, j and partially imbedded in the sand. It had I proceeded about thirty feet along the left hand j | side of the track, until brought to a hault. 'The j tender and baggage car had been impelled about ; thirty-six leet distant on the right of the Back, and the front car, which remained u[>on the ! rails, was jammed up, and broken. The pas- ' sengers in this car had a narrow and provider)- j tial escape. Several succeeded in getting out of the doors, and some jumped through the win dows. No one in it was hurt with the excep j tion of one or two men who might have been j i somewhat bruised in effecting their escape. Jt I was soon ascertained that no passenger was in-- jured, when nearly all proceeded to the pros j trate locomotive, being attracted by the groans of j (lie unfortunate engineer, who was seen under i i the wreck of the front passenger car. The fireman was lying in the vicinity, and the brakeman was found at a distance of sever- j jal fi-et from the engin--, imbedded in mud, which was caused by the steam escaping from the locomotive. The passengers succeeded in ■ extricating the engineer and fireman and they i I were conveyed to a neighboring farm house, j when surgical aid was rendered. The leg of the , engineer was completely crushed,, and it was i deemed necessary to amputate it. The poor man survived the operation about two hours, when he expired, expressing his regret that he j could not once more see his dear wife and chil dren. His name is John Holland, and his fa-j mily consist? of a wife and two small children,! who reside in Alickle street, Camden. Before his death was known a gentleman so | lirited contributions for his benefit, and every j man on the train gave something nearly all giv- ; I ing expressions to their heartfelt sympathies for ! the unfortunate sufferer and ii is companion the 1 fireman. The latter, whose name is Landon ! Thome, gave evidence ol serious external as j i well as internal injuries, although some hopes j were entertained when last heard trorri on that ! ! evening that lie might possibly recover. The > brakeman was considerable scalded, but was j i enabled to walk about afterward. He doubtless ; owes his preservation to the fact of being encas ed in mud, thereby preventing the steam from ! having that effect it otherwise would. The ! | conductor, who was on the front passenger car j at the time, closed the door and prevented the | passengers from rushing out, which timely pre caution doubtless prevented more serious conse- i rjuences. He was somewhat lamed, but bis in juries are not serious. On examination into the cause of tin- acci dent, we found that it originated in consequence ! of the breaking of the forward axle of the loco- j motive, which precipitated it ofl'the track and j J caused the subsequent damage. The axle was j ! 11 i inches in circumference and 31 inches in j j thickness. It appeared to have been previous- S | ly fractured, and by measurement it was found j I that 11 inch only was solid, which was evi-1 ! denced by the brightness of the iron, the re- | ' maining portion being old and rusty. The enor mous weight of the engine therefore had no j more than that slight support, and the accidftft is easily accounted for. From the first jar to the final shock was but j a moment, and it is miraculous that no gn-ater injuries were inflicted and no more damage j 'done. Only one passenger car was smashed ; ! | the others were not even bruised. The accident occurred about 25 minutes to 3 j | o'clock. The agents of the Company iminedi ! ately telegraphed to Bordentown for men from ! ! the workshops at that village. Thef arrived j about two hours afterward, with a sufficient \ number of laborers and the necessary itnple ments to clear away the wreck. This was ac complished shortly before 7 ocßck, P. M., I when the train, with another locomotive, pro- j ceeded on to South Amboy. Mr. S. J. Bicker t, of Charlotte, X. C., told us j that the locomotive ran about JO yards after the axle was broken. It then sheered off'to the I left, and was almost turned round ; being ; thrown entirely off" the track, the tender went l forward and was turned topsf turvy, and the baggage crate thrown out on the right. The trucks of the forward passenger car. he saw the j Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPT. 21, 1855. engineer lying by the side of the engine, and the steam almost covered him front sight. From the Philadelphia Argus. OVERTHROW OF THE "WOMEN ROASTERS." "The sober second thought of the people is always efficient and never wrong," is a senti ment now universally acknowledged as a politi cal axiom ol great verity and force. Even the original uttererol the a pot h ego m has long since realized its caustic truthfulness, as applicable to j his own political career, although at the time j ft was enunciated, the "Little Magician" though Lhe was styled, neither professed the gift of pro j phecy nor claimed to be a "prophet or the son |ol a prophet." The sentiment is particularly | applicable now. The "sober second thought" i ot the people is everywhere repudiating Kuow j Nothingism, and absolving themselves from its ! bloody orgies and midnight treasons. The efoc ; tions that have already taken place this summer, ! tn a number of the States, prove that a wonder j ful and glorious reaction has begun in favor of j the everlasting principles of Democracy, over the unprincipled demagogueism of the piebald factions, under whatever name and sectionali ties they have rallied to the tight. From eve ry section of the Union our ears have been greeted with the thunder roar of the uriconquer ed and invincible Democracy. From the gold en shores of California, laved by the halcyon j waters of the Pacific, to the flower-gemmed i vales and aromatic groves of the valleys of the j Rio Grand, every breeze is laden with the ex- I hileratmg shouts of gladness for victories gained j over the rampant midnight conspirators and j their despicable allies, the ablilion and jug-law ! proscriptionists and disunionists. Virginia, j North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, lowa, Mtssou ! ri, Indiana, Tennessee and California ; are found nobly proclaiming the doctrines ol the Revolu tionary lathers and yielding their unflinching allegiance to the principles of Jefferson, Jack son, Polk, and all the other glorious lights of Democracy which cast their refulgence abroad and auspiciously illumine the face of the politi cal firmanent at the present hour. But one solitary State, thus far, has faltered in her duty, and permitted herself to fall irom its former high estate of chivalry and honor, before the bloody Juggernaut of treason and proscription. The fair land of Henry Clay is once more the "bloody gtound;" but the wild, uncouth savage red men of the forests are not those who now have fallen before the death-dealing riffts ot the "hunters of Kentucky !" No! the chivalrous of the sage of Ashland has become the theatre lor rousting women alive, because their fathers, and husbands, and brothers, though guii- i ty of having been born in a foreign land, relus- : ed to "bow tbe knee to Baal,"and acknowledge the sovereignty of oath-bound conspirators, mid night skulkers and dark-lantern assassins.— Even though Democratic progress has been temporarily stayed before the faggot and (he murderer's weapons, the satellites of blood have achieved rto civic triumph. They have, in sooth, barely escaped total disruption and tftter annihilation. Instead of fifteen or twenty thou sand majority, the Know-Nothings, with all their jugglery of horrid oaths, butchering of men and roasting of women and children, have carried their treasons to consummation only by the lean majority of less than five thousand votes. The elected officers take their places with a consciousness that thev do not possess the privilege by the unawed and voluntary sut frages of a free people, but through the terrors of murder and conflagration. But even in Ken tucky, the sober-second thought of the people will bring the day of retribution. Vengeance will surety come, and come it must with over whelming force and power. As has been already remarked, the rapid de cline in the fortunes of Know-Nothingism, has no parallel or precedent in the political history ol our country. Built upon a foundation of sand, with Janus-like principles to suit the par ticular views of the various sections of the country, appealing onlv to the prejudices and passions ot the multitude, affiliating with aboli litionism and all other istns which run stark mad at the North, conniving at the destruction of the fundamental principles which Jay at the bottom of our governmental structure ; in fine, a i party "of men and not of measures," is it any wonder that Know-Nothingism is rapidly loos ing even its temporary hold upon the people ? Swift as a meteor it has passed through the po litical sky to fall, at last, like another Lucifer,' to ignomy and A'othinghess. Repudiated by its former warmest adherents in the North, and nearly every step in the South by the gallant and chivalrous Democracy, it may be fairly said to be now struggling in the throes of com plete inanition and ruin. The Know-Nothing party has never been, is not, and cannot be national. Jt lacks that in gredient without which man cannot coalesce. It has no harmony, unity of feeling and ac tion, nor adherence to immutable truths. Ac cordingly, the spirit of reaction is now being felt over the entire length and breadth ol tbe land. The thunder storm has passed over our heads, and in its terrific progress has purified tlie political atmosphere. It has not destroyed the Democrat 1 v. "Truth crushed to earth most rise The proud edifice, erected by the master-spirits of the Republic, has nobly with stood, like another Sebastopol, the futile on slaught of its "allied" enemies, and looks down with complacency upon their impotent rage and power. It stands forth as a beacon ot consola tion to the mariner tossed on the waves ot po litical life and encourages him to seek the only haven which can lead to safety and happiness. The cohorts of Know-Nothingism have been unable to withstand the shocks ot the serried ranks ot the Democracy, and have been put to rout bv their determined exertions and patriot ism. Let the good work go on. To the prow ess of the Democracy of Philadelphia and Pennsylvnia are now directad the anxious eyes of all true patriots in our land. Upon the pre ponderance and Supremacy of Democratic prin ' j ciples depend the best interests of the Union.— We feel and believe that the voice of the ppo ple of this State will soon be heard, as the lion's roar, tofhe utter discomfiture of the myrmidons of treason and horror. The Pestilence. Yellow Fever at A 'orfolk and Portsmouth. A fellow has been arrested in Baltimore, who under guise of collecting funds for the relief of the sufferers by yellow fever, had raised consi derable money in that city. He passed him self off'as 'Dr. Nevin.' A letter in the Baltimore American states that the deaths in Norfolk on Sunday week numbered over sixty, and on Sat urday forty. New cases were muitipiiving with frightful rapidity, and tlie supply of cof fins had run short. There was also a difficul ty in getting graves dug. Among the deaths reported were the President of the Common Council, the teller of the Virginia Bank, the chief book-keeper of tbe Exchange Bank, and W. H. Garrett, a devoted and efficient member of the Association. The correspondent of the Baltimore American, from whose letter we quote the above facts, says: "There has not been a bale of hay here for several days: and the Doctors' horses have near ly given out. Send us some oats and hav for the horses, and a blacksmith or two to shoe them, as there is nothing of the sort here.— When a vehicle loses a linchpin it becomes use less, as there is no one hear to replace it. "There is now believed to be 1000 cases in 1 in this city, but tlie disease has somewhat abated in Portsmouth, probability for want of material to act upon. There is said to be not more than 500 cases in Portsmouth, and the deaths there are not .>o numerous. Mayor Fisk is still, dan gerously ill." Dr. Rizer, of Philadelphia, was taken with the fever yesterday, and is being most faithful ly nursed bv Dr. Webster. Dr. Rizer is quite ill, and made his will this morning, anticipating speedy death, though his friends have hopes that he may recover. "A peculiar bind of fly, never seen in (his vicinity before, has made its appearance since Saturday, both here and at PoMsmouth, and has destroyed nearly all the fruit. Among the oth er trials we are called upon to suffer are clouds of most voracious mosquitops, which swarm a tound you both in and out of doors, and sting you almost with the sir.art of a bee.'* It will be perceived that the number of cases of fever now in the city is stated at 1000. A ' ! letter to the Richmond Despatch says that the Rev. Mr. Armstrong, who has been constantly 1 .UliOTTg the sick in <rH parts of the city sets down the number at from 1000 to 1200, and the writer believes the statement to be correct. The large increase of cases and deaths is attri buted tojhe recent change in the weather, from a clear atmospheje to a damp and disagreeable one. One of .the letters in the Richmond Dis patch say 8: "Mr. Z. Sykes, the assistant Inspector of streets, gives us a gloomy picture of the melan choly scenes he is doomed to witness in his daily rounds. The other day he had occasion he informs us to inspect a lot on Charlotte street. He found in the yard three curly headed little children romping about, rolling on the ground. . with unkept hair, and dirty, tattered garments. He inquired for their father—'Pa—Pa is dead.' 'Then, where is your mother ?' 'Ma—Ma is dead too!' 'Yes,' added the youngest, and a big ugly black man came and carried them a wav directly they were dead !' 'Good God !' continued Mr. Sykes, shocked at the scene— 'and who hare you to take care of you?' 'No , body sir!' 'Who gives you anything to eat?' 'Mary the colored woman next door, gives us some bread every morning.' Never, said Mr. Sykes, have rr.v feelings been so pained—the forlorn condition of the little orphans—their tender years, and childish insensibility of their great loss, made me sick at heart, and I could not restrain my tears! We need not add that the bereaved innocents were taken in charge by the Howard Association, and will be duly pro vided for." The Herald informs us that in consequence ; of experience having demonstrated the too great liability of northern physicians to contract the fever, it is strongly recommended by the health and othe: authorities of the city that their servi ces shall for the present be dispensed with, and i those only employed who are accustomed to a Southern climate, and to yellow fever practice. This, we suppose, will receive attention in Philadelphia and other northern cities. From sunsvt on Saturday, week, to sun set on Sunday, there were four hundred new cases in that city, and the expenditure for the relief of the suffer- ; ing averages SSOO daily. An appeal to the counties of Virginia for aid is contemplated.— The collections in Philadelphia have now reach ed ari aggregate of sixteen thousand and ninety eight dollars. The nearest approach to this is the amount raised in Baltimore, which* exceeds eleven thousand dollars. The Richmond Dis patch estimates the total number of deaths by fever since the commencement at about six hundred. Dr. Smith, of Columbia, Pa. who arrived onThuisday week, and the nurse who accompanied him [Mr. Craven[ is the hospital sick with the fever. CAMBRIA COUNTY.—A boy named Banks, eleven or twelve years of age, son of Mr. Banks, who keeps the lock at the one mile dam, was killed on Friday last, in the following painful manner:—He was standing by the windlass which opens the upper gates, when a boat which was entering tlie lock was permitted, through gross carelessness, to run with such velocity against the gates, as to suddenly force them open, causing the windless instantly to j revolve, a spoke or arm of which struck the i bov on the back of the head, and crushed it so j horribly as to cause death in a short time.— Johnstown Echo. DEATH OF THE RK-UE;-T MAN IN CALlFCR- TERTIS, S 3 PER YEAR. . > NlA . —The papers from California brins tis in ■ teJligence of the death of Cap!. J. L. Folsom, ; who was believed to be the richest man in San Francisco. He went out there poor enough with the New York regiment of volunteers.— One-third of his real estate he leaves to his nephew, G. Dr. Folsom, who is - at school in Ohio, ami the other two thirds to the children of Mrs. Forrest, his sister. These are subject to an annuity of $5,000 per annum to his mother. His personal porperty he divines between his mother and sister. Negro Conspiracy in Mississippi. The Marion (Miss.) Republican gives an ac count of the discovery of a negro conspiracy at Garlandaville, Jasper County. It says : "A trustworthy negro on a neighboring plan tation, after having received pledges ofsecrecy, revealed the existence of the conspiracy to an overseer, and requested him to repair to a cer tain'place, in the midst of a dark, unfrequent ed swamp, and see lor himself. The overseer did not go, but the next morning he took with him some friends and went to the spot designa ted by the faithful negro. There they saw ev ery indication of a large crowd having been as sembled : horses had been tied up, fires kindled, and, from appearances, they calculated that up ward of one hundred negroes had there assem bled on the preceding night. They left the spot, and the neighboibood was quickly alarm ed. Several negroes were taken up, and among them tiie leader. The greatest excitement was prevailing in the country : a council was held, and it was decided that the negroes should be hung immediately; ropes were procured, and the sentence of the council was about to be exe cuted, when (he crowd relented, fearing lest the innocent should perish with the guiltv. "The negroes were then severely w hipped, an.l they confessed that the conspiracy extend ed throughout a large section of country ; that there existed several other organizations, which they called 'schools,' in the neighborhood, and that their object was to organize in sufficient force and march, increasing their force as they went, to a free State. No arms or amunitiun of any kind could be discovered ; but the ne groes cor fessi'd that they were to meet at Gar landsville next Saturday night to make a start. H hen asked why they selected that place a3 a rendezvous, they could give no reason, and the presumtion is that they intended to sack the place and murder the inhabitants. Two white men, they say, have been among them, but their names were not known to the negroes, nor was ' anything developed which could identify them. Arms and amunition are probably concealed I somew here, as such a scheme would not have : been attempted without them." A VERY intelligent Irishman tells the follow ing incident of his first experience in America. I came to this country several years ago, and as soon as I arrived hired out to a gentleman who farmed a few acres. He showed me over the premises, the stables, cow, and where the corn, hay, oats, fxc., were kept, and then sent me in to get my supper. After supper he said to me : "James, yon feed the cow, and give her corn in the ear." I went out and walked about thinking "what could he mean ? Had I under stood him ?" I scratched my head, then re solved I would inquire again : so ] went into the library where my master was writing very busily, and he answered, without looking up, "I thought I told you to give the cow some corn in the ear.'" I went out more puzzled than ever. What sort of an animal must this Yankee cow be ? ] examined her mouth and ears. The teeth were good, and the ears like those of kine in the old country. Dripping with sweat, I entered my master's presence once more. "Piease, sir, you bid me give the cow corn in the car, but didn't you mean the mouth He looked at me a moment, and then hurst into such a convulsion of laughter, I made for the stables as fast as rny feet could carry IIIP. thinking I was in the service of a crazy man. DISTRESSING SuicinE.—lt is our duty to re cord a distressing case of suicide perpetrated by the wife of Mr. William Horning, of Ferma nagh township, on Tuesday afternoon of last week. The deed was consnmmated by tying a silk handkerchief around her throat and plac ing her hands across the foot rail of a bedstead and letting her weight fall upon the handker . chief". Mr. Horning was from home at the time the act was committed. Abberration of mind is the cause assigned.— Juniata Sentinel. EXECUTION OF REISLES AT CANTON, CHINA. —lt is stated in the China Mail, that the thou sand of men brought to Canton as prisoners are now being decapitated at the rate of one hund dred and fifty a day. The editor, who wit nessed some of the executions, savs : With a sharp knife a slice was cut out from under each arm. A low suppressed and fearful groan from each followed the operation of the weapon. Dexter ions as butchers, a slice was taken successfully by the operators from the the calves, the thighs and then from each breast. We may suppose, we may hope that by this time the sufferers were insensible to pain; but they w ere not dead. The knife was then stuck into the abdomen, which was ripped up to the breast bone, and the blade twisted round and round as the heart was separated from its hold ing. Up to this moment, having once set eyes on the victim under torture, they had become fixed as by fascination; but they could be riv etted there no longer. A whirling sensation . ran through the brain, and it was with difficulty we could keep ourselves from foiling. But this was not all; the lashings were then cut, and the head, being tied by the tail to a limb of a cross, w;ere severed from the l>ody, which was j then dismembered of hands and arms, feet and ; legs, separately. ST/-Whispers already circulate in Paris a bout a divorce between Louis Napoleon and the Empress. It is said that she never can be come a mother. VOL XXIV, NO. 6.