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VOL. V._ BATH, MAINE, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1850. NO. 10. Eastern (times IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY GEORGE E. NEWMAN. °,n <■>"' Block, third store, From St, opp«ttc hru,l of Broad St.-Entrance,' llrst door north of tUe Arch. TERMS. One dollar and fifty cents prr annum, If paid strictly in advance; one dollar seventy-five cents* uithin six months; two dollars, if payment is delayed to the end ol the year. Those terms will be strirtlv adhered to. J TT Any person w ho will send us six Rood subscribers wiail be entitled to a seventh copy for one year. £/* No paper will be discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher. * XT Single copies, four cents. XT AH letters and communications to be addressed i*osr raid. to the Publisher, Hath, Me. Tekm- of Ar.VEHTisiN0._l.cs, than ,j lim.8 lh weeks, se.cnurirve cent, j each autwequeui insertion IT .sMrsir1,hrec *-*•■ •»* S M. Pkttexqill, No. 10 rotate St., and V R p.» vm Suidlav's Building, Conn St., Bmton/.reour authmS Agents for the trausactiou of busiuess. SELECT TALE. The Daunted Inn. BY C. F. HUFFMAN'. Mv horse had cast a shoe, and stopping about sunset, at a blacksmith's cabin in one nf the most savage passes of the Alleghanies. 'a smuttv-faced, leather-aproned fellow, was soon engaged in putting his feet in order, to encounter the flinty roads of the mountains, when the operation was interrupted in the man ner here related : ‘ Pardon me, sir,’ cried a middle aged trav eler, riding up to the Smithy, and throw ing himself from his horse, just as the shaggy-head ed valcan, having taken the heels af my nag in his lap, was proceeding to pare off the hoof, preparatory to fitting the shoe, which ho had wrought into shape and thrown upon the black soil beside him ; * Pardon me’—repeated the stranger, raising his broad-brimmed beaver from a head remarkable for what the phrenolo gist would call the uncommon developement of * ideality,’ revealed by the locks which parted over a pair of melancholy grey eyes—‘ matters of moment make it important for me to be a dozen miles hence before nightfall, and you will place me, sir, under singular obligations, l>y allowing this good follow to attend my beast immediately.’ The confident, and not ungraceful manner in which the stranger threw himself upon my courtesy, sufficiently marked him as a man of breeding, and I, of course, complied with his request by giving the necessary order to the blacksmith. His horse was soon put in travel ing trim, and leaping actively into the saddle, he regained the highway at a bound ; check ing his course then a moment, he turned in his stirrups to thank me for the slight service I had rendered him, and giving an address, which I have now forgotten, he added that it ever I should enter -’s valley, 1 might be sure of a cordial welcome from the proprie tor. An hour afterwards 1 was pursuing the ' same road, and rapidly approaching the end ol iny day's journey. The immediate district j through which I was traveling, had been set- j tied by Germans in the early days of Penn- i sylvania—a scattered community that had! been thrown somewhat in advance of the more ' ♦lowly extended settlements. In populousuess and fertility it did not compare with the regions on the eastern side of the mountains ; but the immense stone liars, which though few and far between occasionally met tin* eve, not less than the language spoken around me. indicated that the inhabitants wore of the same origin with ; the ignorant but industrious denizens of the ; lower county. One of these stone buildings, an enormous edifice, stood n]»n a lull imme diately back of the Wolfswald hotel—a miser able wooden hovel where I was to pass the night—and while descending the hill in the rear of the village, 1 had leisure to observe that it presented a somewhat different appear ance from the other agricultural establishments of the kind which 1 bad met w ith during the day. The massive walls vviueli were pierced here and there with narrow w indows, which looked like hoop holes, and a clumsy chimney had been fitted up by some unskillful mechanic against one of the gables, with a prodigality of materials which made its jagged top show like some old turret, in ihc grow ing twilight. The history of this grotesque mansion, as 1 subsequently learned it, was that of a hundred others scattered over the country, and known generally in the neighborhood as ‘ Smith,’ or j ‘Thompson’s folly.’ It had been commenc ed upon an ambitious scale, by a person w hose | means were madequte to its completion, and had been sacrificed at a public sale when hall’ finished, in order to liquidate the claims of the mechanics employed upon it. After that it had been used as a granary tor awhile, and subsequently, being rudely completed without any reference to the original plan, it had been ! occupied as a hotel for a few years. The ru- j tnous inn had, however, for a long period been ! abandoned, and now enjoyed the general repu tation in the neighborhood of being haunted ; for the gibbons are always sure to .lake a big house off a landlord's hands, when he can get no other tenant. ‘ We havt no room pfor mynheer,’ said mine host, Peter Scmidtson, laying his hand on my bridle as I rode up to the door of a cab aret near this old building; while three or four wagoners, smoking their pipes upon a bench in front of the house, gave a grunt of confir mation to the frank avowal of Peter. 1 was too old a stager, however to be summarily turned away from an inn at such an hour; and throwing myself from my horse without furth er parley, I told the landlord to get some sup per, and we would talk of lodging afterward. It matters not how I got through the even ing until the hour of bed time arrived. I had soon ascertained that every bed in the hnstrlrie was really taken up, and that unless I choose to share his straw with one of the wagoners, who are accustomed to sleep in their lumber ing vehicles, there was no resource for me, ex cept to occupy the lonely building, which had first caught mv eye upon entering the hamlet, i I’pon inquiring as to the accomodation it afford ed, I learned that, though long deserted by any ^ permanent occupants, it was still occasionally, notwithstanding its evil reputation, resorted to hv the passing traveler, and that one or two of1 the rooms were vet in good repair and partial- ^ ly furnished. The good woman of the house, j however, looked very portentous, when I ex pressed my determination to take up my abode for the night in the haunted ruin—though she j tried, ineffectually, to rouse her sleeping hus- j band to guide me thither. Mine host had been I luxuriating too lreely in some old Monongahe- ! la, brought by a return wagon from Wheeling, | to heed the Jogging of his spouse, and I was obliged to act as my own gentleman-usher. The night was dark and gusty, as with my > saddle-bags in one hand', and a stable lantern ^ in the other, I sallied from the door of the cabaret, and struggled np the broken hill in its fear, to gain my uninviting place of rest. A j rude porch, which seemed to have been long un i co.isciotts of a door admitted me into the build ing, and tracking my way with some difficul ty through a long corridor, of which the floor appeared to have been ripped open here and there, in order to apply the boards to some oth er purpose, I came to a steep and narrow stair case w ithout any balusters. Cautiously ascend ing I found myself in a large hall, which opened on the lull side against winch the house was built. It appeared to lx- light ed by a couple of windows only, which were partially glased in some places and closed up in others bv rough boards, nailed across in lieu of shutters. It had evidently, however, judging from two or three ruinous pieces of furniture, been inhabited. A heavy door w hose oaken latch and hinges, being incapable of rust were still in good repair, admitted me into an adjoining chamber. This had evidently been the dormitory of the establishment, where the guests, after the gregarious and most disagree able fashion of our country, were wont to lie huddled together in one large room. The wan ing moon, whose bright autumnal crescent was just beginning to cast shadows above the hills, shone through a high circular window full into this apartment, and indicated a comfortable looking truckle bed at the farther end, before the rays of my miserable lantern had shot be yond the threshold. T pon approaching the pallet, I observed some indication of that end of the apartment being still occasionally occupied. The heavy beams which traversed the ceiling appeared to have been recently white washed. There was a small piece of carpet on the floor beside the bed, and a decrepit table, and an arm chair whose burly body was precariously supported upon three legs, were holding an innocent tete a-tete in the corner. I’ve had a rougher roosting place than this, thought 1, as I placed mv lantern upon the ta ble, and, depositing mv saddle-bags beneath it, began to prepare myself for rest. My light having now burnt low I was com pelled to expedite the operation of undress ing, which prevented me from examining the apartment ; and indeed, 1 had, when first wel coming with some pleasure the idea of sleep ing in a haunted house, determined frilly to ex plore for my own satisfaction, before retiring for the night, yet fatigue or caprice made me now readily abandon the intention, just when my means for carring it into execution were being withdrawn ; for the candle expired while I was opening the door of the lantern, to throw its light more fully upon a mass ot drapery which seemed to be suspended across the further end of the chamber. The complete darkness that momentarily ensued Minded rue entirely ; hut in the course of a few moments the shadows became more distinct, and gradu ally by the light of the moon. 1 was able to make out that the object opposite me was onlv a large old fashioned bedstead, prodigally hung with tattered curtains. I gave no fan her heed to the subject, but turning over, compos ed myself to rest. Sleep, hoNCever, w 1mm Shakspeare alone has hail the sense to personify as a woman, was coy in coining to niv couch. The old mansion wheesed and groaned, like a broken windrd buffalo hard pressed by the hunter.— The wind, which bad been high, baeauie soon more boisterous than ever, and the clouds hud dled so rapidly over the face of the moon, that her beams were as broken as the crevices of the ruined building through which they fell. .V sudden gust would every now and then sweep through the long corridor below, and make the rickety staircase crack as if it yield ed to the feet of some portly passengers, again, the blast would die away in a sullen moan, as if baffled on some wild night errand, while anon it would swell in monotonous surges, which came booming upon the ear like the roar of a distant ocean. 1 am not easily discomposed, and perhaps none of these uncouth sounds would have giv en annoyance, if the clanging of a window shutter had not been added to the general cho rus, and effectually kept me from sleeping.— My nerves were at last becoming sensibly af fected by its ceaseless din, and wishing to cut short the fit of restlessness which I found steal ing upon me, I determined to rise and descend the stairs at the risk of my neck, to try and secure the shutter so as to put an end to the nuisance. But now as I rose in my bed for this pur pose. 1 found myself subject to a new source of annoyance. The mocking wind, which had appeared to me more than once to syllable hu man sounds, came at length upon my ear dis tinctly charged with tones which could not be mistaken. It was the hard suppressed breath ing of a man. I listened, and it ceased with a slight gasp, like that of one laboring under suffocation. 1 listened still, and it came anew —stronger and more fully upou my car. It was like the thick suspirations of an apoplec tic. Y\ hence it proceeded 1 knew not. But that it was near tne, I was certain. A suspi cion of robbery—possibly, assassination—hash ed upon me, but were instantly discarded, as foreign to the character of the people among w hom I was traveling. The moonlight now fell full upon the cur tained bed opposite me, and 1 saw the tattered drapery move, as if the frame upon which it was suspended, was agitated. I watched, 1 confess, with some peculiar feelings of inter est. 1 was not alarmed, but an unaccountable anxiety crept over me. At length the curtain parted, and a naked human leg was protruded though iu folds—the foot came with a numb, dead like sound to the floor—resting, it seem ed to me at least half a minute before the body to w hieti it belonged was disclosed to mv view. Slowly, then, a pallid and unearthly looking figure emerged lrom the couch, and stood with lU stark lineaments clearly drawn against the dingy curtains behind it. It appeared to be balancing itself for a moment, and then began to move along from the bed. But there was something hoiribly unnatural in its motions.— Its feet came to the floor with a dull, heavy sound, as if there was no vitality in them. Its arms hung, apparently, paralyzed by its side, and the only nerve or rigidity in its trame ap peared about its head; the hair, which was thin and scattered, stood out in rigid tufts from its brow—the eyes were dilated and fixed with an expression of ghostly horror, and the petri fied lips moved not, as the hideous moaning, which came from the bottom of its chest, es caped them. It began to move across the floor in the di rection of my bed with a sudden jerk nearly to its body, and its feet coming to the ground as if they were moved by some mechanical im- I pulse, and were wholly wanting in the elastic- j *ty of living members. It approached my bed —and mingled horror and curiosity kept me 1 still. It came and stood beside it and childlike 1 I still clung to my couch, moving only to the farther side. Slowly, and with the same un- I natural foot-falls it pursued me thither, and ^ again I changed my position. It placed itself1 then at the foot of my bedstead, and moved by 1 its piteous groans, I tried to rally my thoughts' ' to reason with myself, and speculate upon the 1 nature of the object before me. One idea that went through my brain was too extravagant j not to remember. I thought, among other i things, that the ph:uitom was a corspe animat ed for the moment by sonic galvanic process in ^ order to terrify me. Then, as 1 recollected j that there was no one in the village to carry such a trick into effect, supposing cveu the ex-: penment possible. 1 rejected the supposition. How, too, could those awful moans be produc ed from an inanimate being* And yet, it seemed as if everything about it were dead, except the mere capability of moving its feet and uttering those unearthly expressions of suffering. The spectre however, if so it may be called, gave me but little opportunity for re flection. Its ghastly limbs were raised anew with the same automation movement; and placing one of its feet upon the bottom of my bed, while its eves were fixed steadfastly upon me, it began stalking towards my pillow. 1 confess that I was now in an agony of ter ror. I sprang from the couch and fled the apart- j ment. The keen-sightedness of fear enabled , me to discover an open closet upon the other j side of the hall. Springing through the thres- j hold. I closed tlie door quickly after me. ii, had neither lock nor bolt, hut the closet was ( so narrow, that by placing my feet upon the j opposite wall, 1 could brace my hack against I the door so as to hold it against any human assailant, who had only lus arms idr a lever. | The perspiration of mortal fear started thick upon iny fori head, as I heard the supernatural i tread of that strange visitant approaching the 1 j spot. It seemed an age before bis measured ' ■ step brought him to the door. He struck it;1 : the blow was sullen and hollow, as if dealt by the hand of a corpse. It was like the dull1 sound of his own feet upon the floor, ile struck the door again—aud the blow was more feeble and the sound duller than before. .Sure ly, 1 thought the hand of no living man could produce such a sound. 1 know uot whether it struck again — for ■ now its thick breathing lux:ante so loud, that i even the meanings which were mingled with every suspiration became inaudible. At last they subsided entirely—becoming at first gnid , tially weaker and then audible only hi harsh i sudden sobs, whose duration I could nut esli ; mate, from their mingling with the blast that swept the hillside. I The long, long night had at last an end, and i the cheering sounds of the awakening farm yard told me that the sun was up. and that I might venture from my blind retreat. But if it were still with a slight feeling of trepida tion I opened the door of the closet, what was my horror when a human body fell inward up on me, even as I unclosed it. The weakness, however, left me the moment I sprung from l that hideous embrace. 1 stood for an instant in the fresh air and the reviving light of the hall, I and then proceeded to move the body to a place where I could examine its features more lavor l ably. Great heavens! what was my horror , upon discovering that they were those of the ! interesting stranger whom 1 had met on the i evening before. The rest of my story is soon told. Tho household of the inn were rapidly collected, and half the inhabitants of the hamlet identi fied the body as that of a gentleman well known in the country. But even after the coroner's inquest was summoned, there was no light thrown upon his fate until ray drunken landlord was brought before the jury. His own testimony would have gone for little, but he produced a document which in a few words told the whole story. It was a note, left with him the evening before, by Mr.-, to be handed to me as soon as I should arrive at the inn. It briefly thanked me for the slight cour tesy rendered him at the blacksmith's, and mentioning, that notwithstanding all precau tion, his horse had fallen dead lame, and he should be obliged to pass the night at Woll's wald, lie would still further trespass upon my kindness, by begging to occupy the same apart ment with me. It stated that owing to some organic affection of the system, he had long been subject to the most grievous fits of night mare, during which lie preserved sufficient powers of volition to move to the bed of his servant, w ho being used to his attacks, would of course take the necessary means to alleviate them. The note concluded by saying that the writer had less diffidence in preferring his re quest to be my room-mate, inasmuch as ow ing to the crowded state of the house, I was sure of being thrust in upon some one. The reason why the ill-fated gentleman had been so urgent to press homeward, was now but too apparent, and my indignation at the drunken innkeeper, in neglecting to hand me his note, knew no bounds. Alas! in the years which have since gone by, there has been more than one moment, when the reproaches I then lavished upon him have come to mysell, for the piteously appealing look of the dying man,1 long haunted me ; and I sometimes still hear his moan in the autumnal blast that wails around mv casement. States.—On her I Votes Polled by New .. admission as a State, Louisiana polled 4,7-tf i votes, Indiana 6,789, Mississippi 7,475, Illi nois 8,975, Arkansas 3,638, Michigan 11,360 j hlorula 5.301, and Iowa 13,871. California I polled last year 14,213 American votes. MISCELLANY Written for the Rnstcm Times. New England. BY HANSON D. WHITE. •T,and of the forest anti the rock, Of mountain reared aloft to mock The tempests rage, the lightning's shock_ My own green land forever.” Who is there that is not proud of being a New Englander? True, we have sprung from the loins of a stern and uncompromising ances try—men who would never sacrifice principle to petty interests of party or policy, and who would sooner have braved the terrors of stake and faggot, than have proved recreant to the cause they honestly believed to be right. We shame not to call such men our forefathers.— Though they were possessed of strong preju dices, and were guilty of many unpardonable acts of severity—though their religion was ; tinctured with superstition and their morality ' with the slnbborness of an ascetic dogmatism, their errors moral as well as religious and po litical were the errors of the age in which they lived. To judge them by our standard, would would be an obvious and unheard of perversion ' of moral justice. Circumstances over which 1 they could necessarily exe rcise noefiectual con- : trol, formed their character, as the architect I forms the edifice. Nature had furnished the 1 material, and circumstances moulded it into 1 form. Had a Charming or an Emerson exis ted in the days of Mather, he would have been a Mather; as stern, as unpromising, as super stitious, and as ready- to condemn those who should endeavor to introduce innovations into the moral or political system, or schisms into the Church, even though tire penalty be the gibbet or the slake. But enough of this : we were speaking of New England as she is. not as she iras—of the ;present, not of the past. Byron in his usual I rhapsodical style, speaking of some part of Spain, exclaims: “-It is a goodly thing to see. What heaven hath done for this delicious ! land ; What fruits of fragrance blush on every tree ! What goodly prospects o'er the hills expand;” And Bryant, eulogising the magnificent sce nic attraction of our own loved N. Kngland, in something of the same spirit of enthusiastic ad miration. sttvs:— * “No, never arched the blue sky o'er, A land more fair and free.” But it is not fur her blue mountains, soaring away into pellucid summer heavens—it is not for her majestic rivers, rolling on in their un surpassed grandeur through her forests of pri meval pride—it is not for her magnificent lakes, stretching in boundless beauty, and reflecting in their mirror-like depths, every variety and shade of landscape, from the “eolonaded for est, ’ dark with the shadows of a thousand ages, to the cultivated view, where art, with its graceful touches, and elegant embellishments, has assisted the mighty hand of nature—no, it is not for these alone, that we love New Kng land. She has a deeper and more sacred claim on our affections in her social, political and re ligious institutions, than she can ever present in the sublimity and beauty of her natural fea tures. These, and these alone make her the cynosure ol every eye : the constellation whose radiance has already penetrated the mnst dis mal and benighted corner of the earth, start ling the helot in his chains, from that fearful dormancy of falling, which is over the legiti mate result and birthright of degrading and hopeless servitude, and breathing into his soul the trumpet-tongued language of liberti/, till he has roused his energies and drank deeply of that angel-troublod fountain, the lustrial wa ters of which are destined, in good time, and may we not trust spordilv to bring healing and salvation to the world. •Truth crushed to earth shall rise again ; The eternal years of Liod are hers But error, wounded, writhes in pain. And dies among her worshipers.** From the Phi/adt/phin Pennuyh aniun. An Interesting Narrative. Our leaders have already been apprised I lliul an Arciic expedition, intended to search lor the missing Sir John Franklin, had been lilted out by Hie munificence of Mr. Grinnell a New York merchant, and has siurted un 1 dcr allspices of the general government; which, by authority of congress, has consen ted dial the officers ot our navy shall lend the daring enterprise. Among these officers we observe the name of Surgeon Klislia K. Kane, son of lion. John K. Kane, of this city who volunteered for the service, and is now principal surgeon of the expedition. We saw the announcement of his name among ! the officers, with surprise. He has long j been suffering from a combination of infirm ities, the result of a series ol adventures, such as lew men living have undergone, and still | fewer would voluntarily embatk in out ol pure love of danger, and the spirit of seeing I the wonders and the peculiarities of other parts of the globe. Having enjoyed the ac quaintance of this brave young man, we arc able to state what follows of his career, even if we should use that which was communi cated to us in semi confidential interviews. No American ot his age, has ever seen so much of the perils of the world, or of the world itself. He was surgeon of the Ameri can legation to China, and on Ins way to the celestial regions, he spent some weeks on a foot tramp through the orange gloves of Bra zil, and about a month in tiger hunting near Bombay. Hence, alter a dozen unsuccessful attempts to smuggle himself into the forbidden lands of Chinn, lie went over to the Phillippines, and by the aid of the good monks of the in terior of Manilla, explored its fastnesses and volcanic wonders. He was the first man to descend into the great crater of the Tael lowered down two buudred feet over the brink, by a batnboo rope tied round his mid dle, and brought back a bottle full of its sul phur waters, burning off his boots in the la va cinders. Leaving China, after a second visit, in which he encountered shipwreck, he passed to India as physician of the Drc inendhar Dagore, and was palanquined for some three mouths through the wonders of its mountain architecture, the ancient glo ries of Candy, the stupendous pusses of the Ghant country, visiting Madras, Pondicherry and every spot that we have read of hi the trial of Warren Hastings. Next, to Upper Egypt, and Abyssinia, crossing the desert on liis camel to the basis of Jupiter Ammon, climbing at break neck risk to the topstone of the sounding Colossus of Memnon, and exploring the tombs ot the Pharaohs for n iortuigtu or three weeks, with Trolessor I,ep sins and his associates. Wrecked agtiin while passing down the Nile, and wounded 1 in an encounter near Alexandria, he pushed across to Greece, and tr; versed every scene j of classic interest, climbing to the Hippo- ' crene Spring, and sleeping on the shore of Marathon, lie returned by Imly, France, j and England, only to rest a few weeks, be fore a cruise oil the coast of Africa. Renew- - mg here some acquaintances which bad been | formed in J5rny.il, lie was allowed to inspect ti e entire machinery of the slave trade and to pass up into tlie interior, under the firman j of Desouza, the great intermediary betw een ; the chiefs of the slave making districts and ! the Brazilian carriers. The coast fever was 1 his pay for this trip, ami lie was sent home by Commodore Read, an invalid. Iinper-' fectly patched up from the eflects of this vis- | 11alitin, he volunteered for service with the army in Mexico, and was ordered, with de spatches, on a dare devil race, through the country our troops had left to overtake Gen. Scott. Availing himself, at Pernic, of a mis creant escort of jail birds, that Gen. Worth had employed ns a spy company, he got into I a series of lights, in the last of which lie re- 1 reived the swords of Gen. Gaona and Gen. I ot rejon, and had his horse killed under him, and was himsell desperately wounded, while protecting the lives of bis prisoners ! against bis own men. Since then be has ' been cruizing, and practising hydrography 1 on the ceast survey, up to the moment of re- | ceivilt; his telegraphic despatch, accepting his urgent proffer of services for the Arctic expedition, lie had the rice fever in the Canton river the plague in Egypt, the yellow lever ai Rio, the congestive at Puebla, and the African fever on ihe const. These, and I wounds, and an organic disease of the heart, | which he has had from boyhood, have been liis preparations lor the hazards he is en countering now. Altogether his history is eventful and thril ling tor so young n man, and induces ns cordially to hope that lie may return from liis last adventure with new houors and a re stored constitution. Strange Discovery of a Hinder. A murder lias just come to light in Brad ford, England, wtiicli had been hidden for fifteen years, and which compares in the mode ol'its derulopemenl with the celebrat ed crime of Eugene Aram. About the year 1835, a young man, named Stephen Carlin, who did a lucrative business as a entile deal er, suddenly disappeared in the most myste rious manner, and though search was made for him in every direction, and inquiries in stituted all over the realm, no tidings could he gathered ot his whereabouts. The last that hail lieen seen of him was while walking in company with a cousin named Jonathan . Bland, who sometimes shared in his specu lations as a partner. Bland explained where I Carlin left him on the day of his disappear ance, but when pressed by further inquiries | exhibited peevishness, and suggested that ! Carlin had abscmuled to this country with j all his money, for the purpose of defrauding , his creditors. This siory was al last receiv ed, poor Carlin became almost forgoiton, and Bland, wiio hail quietly slipped into his I run ot business, thrived last and became rich. There were those, however, who all the while regarded Bland's prosperity with a suspicions eye, and finally their mistrusts were brought to a conclusion on the 30ih of .May. On the afternoon of that day, some laborers who were engaged in digging oil the moor which Bland and Carlin were Inst seen to cross, exhumed a human body, in a remarkable state of preservation. Trie anti septic qualities of the peat had prevented it from decay, and alter a short scrutiny it was discovered to he the murdered body of the missing Stephen Carlin. The skull bore the murks of a fracture, and the grave gave indications that the body had been rudely buried. In the same pit, a knife belonging to Bland was found, which it is presumed had been used after the victim was stunned for the purpose of dispatch. Bland was ar rested immediately upon these discoveries . being made, hut no nilmisssions were obtain ed from him beyond the exhibition of a strong alarm. An examiantion litis been instituted by the magistrates of Burnscy, ami though the particulars are out published it is said i they are very powerful against the prisoner, Truly it may be said that murder will out. i __: !T7* The fifth nml hist article of an excel lent series in the Boston INim, entitled 'The Re-union of the National Democracy on the Baltimore Platform,’ concludes as follows;— ‘The administration of this country, to he well ar.tl safely guided for the whole Union, 1 must lie in the hands of the national Dem | ocraev. Discord, disaster and premature ' death in high places, in the mysterious dis pensations ol Providence, have uniformly followed in the occasional successes of the opposite party. The way is open to a safe ; return cf the country to that course which, | for more than forty out of the titty years of her administration under the constitution, has been guided by the landmarks laid down by Jefferson, and fixed by its Democratic ex pounders, and no true Democrat, in this cri sis, and with the glorious future that is op ening upon us, should be found wanting to himself, his party, or his country. That du ty, we firmly believe he can fulfil only by i laving aside all personal considerations, all sectional jealousies, all criminations ot the past or the present, and resolving that lor (he future his governing principle slmil he the ‘ Union of the Democratic party. North, West | and South, upon the Baltimore Platform for the salvation of the Union.' Slave Insurrection in Alabama.—The Sourthern Press publishes the following ex tract of a letter dated Pleasant Hill, Alaba ma, August 5, 1350: “ Our citizens are tinder great excitement at present from an attempted insurrection among the slaves at Benton, about 16 miles distant. We learn that several meetings have been held, and that there were from four to seven hundred tn attendance. We are happy to learn farther that the lenders have been taken. Onlv one negro shot, bad ly wounded, and expected to die.” To Make Good Brown Bread.—Take one part of rye meal ami two parts of Indian meal, mix it well, add a little salt and thor oughly wet the whole with boiling milk, stir it frequently until cold; and add cold mi Ik, till it is cold enough to pour into pans. Bake it in a brick oven five or six hours. Take six quarts of water, one teacup full salt, one pint of lard or other clean grease,one pint of yeast, the whole to be quite warm then stir in meal enough to make a stiff hat ter, let it stand till it rises, then mix up and put in pars to hake. The quantities of course be reduced proportionately as desired. The Odd Fellows have erected a grand edifice at San Froncisco. A Surf Sccuc. A correspondent of tire Spt ingfteld Reptib licnn, nt Coney Island, gives the following killing incident of the suif:—• During my passage down tlie hay I had caught several glances of a familiar lace.— ! I knew I had seen it before, but where! — The lady as evidently had been subject to a jog of memory. The exchange of a few glances satisfied us both, and we only want ed a proper opportunity, or a disposition to I speak. Ten long years before we bad part-1 ed in a Imftj and considering tnyself at the time the aggrieved party, I was not particu larly anxious to renew the acqnaiutniice tlie jilt! As soon as the boat touched the pier, I was on it, nod oft for the bath. The lady lor the time was forgotten, and issuing from the hath house in my rough bathing dtess, I plunged into the breakers. 1 bail been frolicking some time, laying my hands on the “ocean’s inane,:! aud the ocean lay ing his hand on mine, when I saw two or three other bathers edging tip towards me between the swells. There was a lady, evi dently, in advance. Her company apparent ly lorgot her, at last, anti still she approach ed me. 1 went further out. Site followed, i and I found she was determined to speak to me. I knew who she was of course. A huge wave came in, and knocked the wo man down, but sticking her head out of the water, sits gave one scream, and that brought nte. I was on the spot ns soon as I could get there, and grasping her arm raised her to her feet. “ Oh ! ” said the lady, “ wha—wha—what a meet—meeting, after sttclt a parting ! ” “ Well—yes,” said I blunt ly. Site now undertook to look the grateful ami the interesting, when a huge wave struck her as she looked up to me with parted lips, and crammed Iter dear mouth with salt wa ter. She dropped again, and again I pulled her out, am! she was either vetv weak or she thought i was certatnlv very strong. “ Alary,’’ said I, “ have you been happy since we parted ? ” She answered tne with a sigh, and then looking up to me put the same question. Says I, “ ho limn—ho hum —ho hum—Ma ry, don't talk about it.” “ I have learned some things since then,'’ said she. “ Yes,” says I, “ I believe you have; you married a Icarnnl man, I iltink.’’ “ Me married ?" “ What did you jilt a very good-looking man tor ten years ago. lint to marry a certain learned man ? ’ asked I fierce v. “ I beg you will not allude to the foolish ness of a school girl,'’ replied the lady, and then changing the subject, she wanted to know how she should have i'elt, if, io savttrg her from a watery grave, I had tlrowned tny self. I toll) herit would pruhnbly have made less dilference with tier and me than with my wife and.child ! She gave me lint one look, atul rose to Iter feet and put. “ ! saw her bn! n too - pm. iSut nielli inks I see her now,*' as site walked olf with her bathing dress sticking to her, and her little bare feel fairly indenting the sand with the spitefulness of her step. Iron Bar Shot tlirougli the Head and lives. Ii is unsafe lo disbelieve anything in these times, ns the following perfectly authentica ted case proves. Jt is found in the .Medical Journal. The accident occurred upon the line of the Rutland and lii'tlington railroad, on the 13ih of Sept., 18-18. The subject of it, I’hineas P. Gage, is of middle stature, twenty-five years old, shrewd anti intelligent. Accord ing to his own statement, he was charging with powtler a hole drilled in n rock, for the parpose of blasting. It appears that it isrus tomary in filling the hole to cover the pow der with sand. In tlris case, tire charge hav ing been adjusted, Mr. Gtge directed Ins as sistant to pour in the sand; and at the inter val of a few seconds, Ins head being averted and supposing the sand to have been proper-, ly placed, lie dropped the head of the iron as usual upon the charge, to consolidate or “tamp it in." The assistant had failed to obey the order, nml the iron striking fire up on the rock, the uncovered powder was igni ted anti the explosion took place. Mr. Gage was at this time standing above the hole, leaning forward, with his face slightly avert ed; and the bar of iron was projected direct-j ly upwards in a line ot its axis, passing coni-! pletely tlirougli his head anil high into the air. The wound tints received, anil winch is more fully described in the sequel, was oblique, traversing the cranium in a straight line Irom the angle of the lower jaw on one side to the centre of the frontal hone above near the sagittal satnre, where the missile emerged ; ami the iron thus forcibly thrown into the air wns picked tip at the distance of some rods from the patient, smeared with brain and blood. From this extraordinary leison, the patient has quite recovered in his faculties ol mind and body, with the loss only of the sight of the injured eye. The iron which thus traversed his skull weighs thirteen and a quarter pounds. It is three feet seven inches in length, and one nml a quarter inches in tltnmeier. The end which entered first is pointed: the taper be ing seven inches, long and the diameter of the point one quarter of an inch ; circum stances to which the patient owes his life.— The iron is unlike any other, and was made by a neighboring blacksmith to please the fancy of the owner. Dr. Harlow, in the graphic account above alluded lo, states that “immediately after the explosion, the patient was thrown* upon his beck, and gave a few convulsive motions of the extremities, but spoke in a few moments, fits men (with whom lie was a great favorite) took him in their arms and carried hitn to the road, only a few roils distant, and sat him on nil ox cart, iu which lie rode, sitting erect: full three quarters of a mile, to the hotel ol Mr. Joseph Adams, in this village. lie got out ol the enrt himself, and with a litil-* as sistance walked up a long fhghi ol stairs, in to the hall, where lie was dressed. Interesting Fact in relation to Gen. Cass.- During die nullification excitement in South Carolina, or rather when that ex I'itenicnt hail risen to its highest pitch, the Richmond Enquirer published a letter writ* ten by a " Patriot amJ Statesman.1’ calling Oil the Legislature of Virginia, then in ses sion, to send a commissioner to South Caro lina who might act as mediator between that State and the General Government. The Legislature of Virginia promptly responded to the call, mid Mr William Watkins Lee was despatched on the mission of peace.— He was received with great distinction by the Governor and all iho authorities of South Carolina, and in a great degree succeeded in allaying the excitement. The author of the letter was Lewis Cass, then Secretary of War under Gen. Jackson. The anecdote is certainly very interesting at this period, and proves Gen. Cass to stand now where he stood eighteen years ago—on the platform of the Union and the Constitution—a wise, generous and patriotic stateerarn. Lalor News From California, The steamer Philadelphia armed at New York on the morning of the 21st, from Cha gres Ang. 8, and Kingston 14th. On her pas *age out from New York she was considerably damaged by the weather, and James Kief, a seaman, had his leg broken; Arthnr Hawkins, nresiaiv, died „t congestion of the brain, and . nsep ”an, seaman. was lost overboard She reached < hagresJuly 20, in thirteen days pas sage. 1 lie Philadelphia has not brought the mails tioiii ( alifarma, though ,b0y had arrived at Panama. Steamer Isthmus w as to sail from San Fmn eiseo on the 17th for Panama, with passengers and Specie. Financial affairs are somew hat embarrassed at San Francisco, the outlays far the next year being large. An efficient fire department, hospitals, Ac., are tn be established. A police department lias been organized, and placed un der the control of M. Fallon, well known ia the city of New York. The munufactnre of Bricks had commenced at Stockton. They have begun the extension of the long wharf at San Francisco. Yankee Sullivan is not dead. Another account says — “Business at San Francisco was improving; merchandise is more in demand and acquiring increased value, as the surplus stock with which the market was glutted lias diminished. In Sacramento and Marysville a considerable amount of business has lieen done during the last month. In Stockton and Sonora business operations have been depressed. The news from the various diggings is the most encouraging wo have had for some length of time. The discovery of rich plaeers, and the frequent exhibition of JaTge and immense ly valuable specimens have imparted a degTec of activity and lile to all branches of business throughout the upriver towns,.such as has not been known since last till. New diggings fra re Ficcti iliseovered lately on the upper water of Yuba and Feallirr rivers which promise to yield a .ie’ harvest. The water is yet too high for working the bars of streams, but there is every confidence that the .yield will he equal to any part of last season as soon as the waterfalls, which may be short ly expected. Difficulties are apprehended about the set tling on vacant lanes. The squatter excite ment in Sacramento and other places has died away. The gold discoveries that have been made in Carson Talley, and other places on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, have given a new impulse to mining operations. Newly arrived overland emigrants represent that in crossing these slopes thay found g<dd in abundance, but in consequence, of their provisions failing them, they were obliged to come on for sup plies. The Sacramento Transcript of JuTy 16th says—“ Small parties of emigrants continue to arrive in this city daily. We have convers ed with quite a number of them. Their ae j counts agree that there must be a great deal of I suffering before the immense trains can all i get through.” The same paper notices the discovery of a rich ravine, about five miles from Auburn. Three miles of it had been 1 taken possession of by diggers. Sump of the claim# were held at from three to five thous j and dollars each, though it will be impossible to take out the gold before another winter, as there is no water near. The diggings on the (odd Ron. a tributary I of JJeer Creek, 40 miles from Auburn, are supposed to be the richest in California.— Claims of sixty feet square had been sold at from $2000 to $11,000. Some of the mines 1 were raising from one to six ounces each a day. The diggings, however, were limited, ami claims could only be obtained by purchase. The Stockton 'Times says reports are in cir culation of fresh Indian troubles on the Tuol umne. It appears that an American seiz'd tin? ! squaw of a chief. The affair terminated in a sanguinary affray, in which three Americans ' were shot. The murders, Ac., at the son!hern mines were occasioned by the law imposing a mining tax on foreigners. Rather than pay this tax, 1 many of them prefer to leave the diggings al together. I In a portion of the southern Brines, life and property have been somewhat insecure of late, , from the attacks of marauding parties of Mex I icans, Chilians and other foreigners. Several suits have been brought before the courts, for the purpose of testing the validity and consti tutionality of the state laws affecting the gov ernment of the mines and the administration of this court. The laws have keen uphold in every case. The Indians are getting troublesome at Humboldt and Trinidad city, and a number of collisions have taken place, which, it is to be feared, is but the beg ini ng of a general hostil ity. On the 3d of July a fight took place at Humboldt between a considerable body of In dians and the settlers, in which several of the former were killed, and one of the later wounded. IHaltoIiml Outrage at Northamp ton. On Sunday morning, while the remainder of the family were absent at church, the room of one of the most respectable ladies in North hampton was entered, by a man, who made a violent attempt to outrage her person. The house had been under repairs, and the carpen ters had left a ladder at one of the second story i windows. It is supposed, that at first, the scoundrel en tered this room which joined that in which the lady, who had been in ill health, had fallen 1 asleep upon her bed. He could partly observe her through the keyhole, and it is supposed that lie then descended the ladder, moved it it to the next window, and mounting, entered it. i When she awoke, she saw a man standing by ' her bed, who immediately threw a newspaper and pillow over her face, for the purpose of smothering her cries. I The struggle was so fierce and well sotsain ed on the part of the lady, that the fiendish at i tempt proved abortive, aud he undertook to rhoke her. lie cut quite a severe gash in her neck with his nail, which bled profusely. Get ting an opportunity to speak, she asked him it he meant io kill her, to which he made some reply, and evidently becoming alarmed at the amount of blood about her neck, inquired who her physician w as, and precipitately retired. The house, though not tar retired from other houses on any side, is pretty densely surround ed with shrubbery. A public meeting of the citisens was held flie same evening, to investigate the matter.— Springfield RrpMican, 13tk. “Look up,” thundered the captain of a ves sel. as his boy grew dizzy while gnzing from the topmast. Lookup! The boy looked up and returned in safely. Young man, look up, and you will succeed. Never look down and despair. Leave dangers uncared for, and push on. If you falter you lose. '■•Look vp." Do right and trust in God. Tut: knockers “T)own East !” A corrcs | pondent of the Boston Journal, writing from Searsport, Me., says that the “knockers” j have appeared in the family of Mr. Eaton, in that town. Jvo communications have Vet been made by them, owing probably, to their being green hands at the business. Jenny Lind.—Barnum announces that “the first professional appearance of Jenny Lind in New York, will take place on or about the lflth of September next.” Bulwer saVs, and say* with ntocli tftlth, that when poverty begs, the dogs bark at it; and when poverty is ill, the doctors insngla it; and when poverty is dying the priests scold at it, and when poverty is dead, nobody weeps lor it. It's there ye are, parunt. — By the door of a certain Bliop in Lowell can tie seen the following notice:—“The desert er! wife—for sale here.” A young mao in this neighborhood who would purchase, wishes <o know Is she free from all “incum brances?