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VOLUME 5.
for in' i rranu t't . iii' firnn.
FORTH Y BY A r.)KTTKS.;
I int br mv window one briirlit ntniiv dnv.
' Vi And envo In my mind a freedom to idnv.'
I tcuvo it iTinif jiuu to !iu:j.'h tuid bo gtnd ;
(In truth it love, ncrrr to lie F.ld.)
So I wondered what pool." would tee to mlmiro,
Wlint mtvioul silifs would tune up their lyre.
If fA.y eat by my window no ple.-immt umlcwil,
Jlostinj; nt cftfo on my low curl.ioiied Moid.
Perhaps they d sine; of t ho beauty of hilh
'flint fi'itty ;.!oii ! ;i to thn windiuj; rill;
W the dark dim ai-t" of the woodbind perne
With inr t:.i;; lno-n and uuiiitling preen.
Of the cIimiiIm ihut (lout in tho mure ikv,
Ur tho c,::I (ii. oie brow i.f urn uiimiituin l.i,-h,
And th?y uil.lit h riuly, ; Love by I'.e d.'.Lr
lu t!ie old (.'rry i.;ii;, ti nt relie ofyuro.
But they don't often like to di:
Of a co;n;r.n di.ee or iieoiiinmn thin;;;
r-0 I tLotliit I'd t;'l! what heliuty teo
Iu the wuri.M of nature 'l.-id uu;l po f.ve.
Of n common rij:ht in ft eominon vr.r
This de!i;-.iit hour of a plea;,i:d day,
And it t!i'" huih don't cure n fie:,
llin bci.uiy 1 mw vp n liit'r Nm k jii-j.
ByywrawM pwm "hp i.wi. iunm
Atlvcitturts of a Travclli r ia Hungary.
The s'.ory uns toid me. savs a recent
writer, bv nn Italian officer, who wasscr-
ving, nt the lime ho first learned il, with!,'" ni 0CP"vi mo i.or.e dealer ol
. a..n . . I IIS KPnsrS. Iillt VCt ll( ticrfcivoil I in n.lnl.
tho "(jrandeo Armeo of Aanolcon. It
1
6eem9 to me lo conMiin one of tha most
utriking, most dramatic, and terrible
sanes that can ba conceived, and I have
only to regret that I lack liie talent or
power of Idling the tale of horror as well
as it was told to me.
It was a few weeks belorc the termina
tion of the short, but .(for Austria) fatal
campaign of ISO'.) that campaign which
began n'oWy by the Austrians, and ended
in their seeing I'.onnparte dictate to their
prostrate empire from their capitol, and
shortly afterwards claim ns his brido the
daughter of the sovereign he had so in
jtircd and humbled that nn Hungarian
horso dealer left Vienna to return to his
home, which was situated in au interior
province of his country.
He carried with him in pnper money
and in gold, a very considerable sum, the
proJuct of the horses he had sold at the
Austrian capitol. To carry this in safety
was a difficult object just nt lhattiinc ; for
troops, French and Austrian, were scat
tered in every direction, ond he knew by
experience, tint it was not always safe lo
fall in with small parties of soldiers, even
of his own country or government (to say
nothing of the French,) but the Curoats,
and vild Hussars and Ilulana, and others
that fought under the Austrian eagle, were
seldom ovcr-scrupulousas to"keepingtheir
bands from picking and stealing," when
an opportunity was favorable or tempting.
The dealer, however, relied on his min
ute knowledge of the country ho had Ira
versed sj often ; on the bottom and speed
of his thorough-bred Hungarian horso ;
end having obtained what ho considered
good information, as to the posts occupied
?)v the beliircrents, and the range of coun
try most exposed by the soldiery, he scl
out from Vienna, w'hich ho feared would
soon be in tho hands of the enemy. He
vent alone, and on his road carefully
av.iiUed, instead of seeking the company
r.f c.hT travellers, for he reasonably
judged, .hat a solitary individual, meanly
dross'-d as he was, mit escape notice,
wi le o party of travellers would be sure
f - n ' i r n r! il.
Pv liisg.tod management he passed the
Hungarian fioniicr unharmed, and contin
ued his journey homeward by a circuitous
ar,d unfrequented route. On the third
ni. ht after his departure from Vienna, he
stopped at a quiet inn, situated in the su
barbs of a small lown. He had never
been there before, but the house was com
fortalle, and llic nppenrence ef the people
about it respectable. Hiving first attend
ed lo bis tired horse, lie sat down to sup
per with his host and family. Dunngthe
meal, he w-is asked whence he came, and
when ho told them all were nnx.ous t"
Sow the news. The dealer lold . ema
he knew. The host then inquired what
business had carried him to Wnn. lh
JUiemhc had been
of the be,: horses .hat were ever taken lo
. i. Wlwn be heard tins, mc
mat niiiin.i-1. . .
Lost cast a glance clone oflhe men oflhe
iUlv whoseemed lo be I. ron, wh.c .
iho dealer scarcely ouserwu
wh;eh be had reason to recall afterwards
When supper n finished, the fatigued
traveller requested him Jo be shown to
his bed. Tho host himself took up sigh
and conducted him across a lit. e ynrdnt
tho back oflhe house to a detached bj .d
irg which contained two rooms, lolerably
IIV.V Hfc sv O
nC tUn two rnoins
j r.m i nni 'ir nil nui'-i. -
was the bed, and
. vrtct l.fi him Id iiimsMJ
As the
Aaler threw offhU jacket nnd loosened his
..4i n.i Ilia waist when? HIS money
wa3 deposited, ha thoii2hl he r.
-u he;her it was all sale.
gbl as
Accor-
din "ly he drew out en old leathern purse
d.,r,: .y ' . .old. ond then a tatter-
i : Z 'ocket book .hat enveloped
finding that
he Austimn uamv no
.il, w. re cuiie ligh'. lie uiu xuy -
tho bols'or, exiingui
isbed
ihe iL'ht. nnd
T ilm,el f on The bed thanking God
,h;r ' ain l a had earned him thus
living as to the character of the people he
had "alien amomst to hinder lus repose,
h d!nC Paor dealer was very soon enjoy
jng a profound nnd happy sleep.
CLHARF"'I'n' m -mcmA) clark wilson ; devoted to
Lw ? r'.r'rV'0 dlS-
lurbed by a noiso hko that of nn opening
ni I "n, Y- 8", rUSl' ?f COl1
night nir ; on racing h.mscll on tho bed,
..u run hjumiio uiiouL'ti onopcn windotv
which was almost immediately nbovo the
j bod, tho head and shoulders of a man, who
jwas evidently nltempling to make his in-
'I,H WtlV. AS IC
terrified dealer looked, tho intruding Hg-lnm
ure was withdrawn, and ho heard u rum.
bhng now, and Inen the voices of several
men, as he thot.l.t, ctoso under tho win.
now. liny niimf i ro:u fnl hrii.Ml.n.-.;,.
tho more horrible as ihey were so sudden,
nowa-iUlcd the traveller, ho, feareHy
. . . -"IMII ' 1 IJ I N.
miuwiu wuui ne uni, Din uiierly des
pairing of preserving his life, threw liim
self under tiie bed. Ue had scarcely done
so when the hard breathing of a man was
j heard nt the open window, and tho next
, minute a robust k-iiow dropped into ll e
; room, antl, alter staggering ucross i pro-
, ", 7 "."5 , " u,e
.., , .. .,.
der, whoever lio might be, was drunk. i
Tliero- was, however slight comfort in j
tins, lor ho mislit only have swallowed I
wine to make bim iho more desperaf, and
the traveller was convinced he h id heard
the voices of oilier men wi.hout, who were I
sufficiently numerous to accomplish their
purpose, in case any n sitdnnco should be
made. His astonishment, however, was
greut and reviving, w hen he heard the fel
low throw off his jacket on the floor, and
then loss himself upon the bed under which
he lav. Terror, however, bad taken too
firm a hold of the traveller to be shaken , lllU two rr:sorit'r8. and all the party which
otl'atonce. His ideas were too confuted . haJ collected in the stable on hearing
to permit his imagining any other motive " nnt p!lssed there,
for such a midi.ight intrusion on an in-! 1501,1 ful,lcr anJ son walked with con
nnncd man with property about him, save , siderable confidence into the room, but
thai or robbcrv and assassination, and he 'Ilcn ,licv saw by the lamps the night
lay quiet where he was, until ho heard j watch and others held over it, that there
the fellow above him snoring wilh all the
sonorousness of a drunkard. Then, in-
deed he would have left his hiding-place ; wno is this: and rushed together to the I
and gone to rouse the people in iho inn lo j hed-sidc. The lights were lowered ; their ,
get another resting place instead of the bed ! ravs v?m tho ghastly face and bleed
of which he had just been dispossessed in ' inS I,,r"al r a ""unS man. At the sight, !
so singular a manner, but, just a he came j ll,e jounger of the murderers turned hisj
lo this resolution he heard the door of the head and swooned in silence; but the
outer room open then stealthy steps cros-
sed it then the'door of the very room he
was in was softly opened, and two men.
one of whom was the host and the other
his son, appeared on tha threshold.
"Leave the light where it i" whisper
ed the host, "or it may disturb him and
give us trouble."
"There is no fear of lhat," said ihe
younger nun also in a whisper,
'we are
two to one
knife about
ho has nothing but a little
nun li" is ucau asleep too,
hear how he snores !"
"Do my biddin'!," said the old
man
slernlv : "would YOU have him awake
and rouse the neighborhood with his
screams 1"
As it was tho horror-stricken dealer un -
der tiio bed could hardly suppress a shriek,
but he saw that the sou left ihe light in,the
outer room, and then, pulling the door par-
tially after them lo screen the rays of the
Inmn from lhfl bed.be saw the two llllir-
dorers elide lo the bed-side, and then
bjnrit s rnstlsnT motion ft! of amis decern.
ding on the bed-clothes, and a h;ssing,nnd
then a grating sound, lhat turned his soul
sick, for he knew it csmo from knives or
daubers penetrating to tho' heart or itals
of a numan being liUQ lumscit, and only a Uennrss ; that instead ol being in bco', as
few inches above his own body. Tins bis father and brother hud believed bun,
was followed by one sudden and violent be had stolen out of the house, and joined
start on the bed, accompanied by a moan, a party of oarouscrs in the town ; of these
Then Iho bed, which was a low one, was boon companions, all appeared in evidence
bent with an increase of weight caused by and two of them deposed that thu deccas
oneorbolh murderers throwing themselves cd, being exceedingly intoxicated, and
upon it, until it pressed on the body of the dreading his lather's w rath, should he
traveller. There was an aw ful silence for rouse Ihe house in such a state, and at
a moment or two, and then the host aiJ, ' that late hour, bad said to them that he
"ho is finished I have cut him across ihe ; would get through the window into the
throat take tho money. I saw him put ! liitle detatcbed department, end sleep
it under the bolster." ! there, as he had often done before, and
"I have it, here it is," said the son ; "a
purse and pocket book. j
The traveller then was relieved from the.
weight that had oppressed him almost to ! window once, and as they thought wculd,lic. Washington, Madison, Monroe, II ir
su tit-cation, and the assassins, who seemed ' have got safe through it, but drunk and j risen, Ty'er and Taylor wore Kpisecpali
to tremble as they went, ran out of the unsteady as he was, ho slipped hack ; !ans. JelH rson, John Adams, and his son
room, look up the light ond disappeared ', ihey bad then some difficulty in inducing i J. Q. Adams, and Mr. Fillmore, were Uni-
altogether, Irom ihe apartment.
No sooner were thev fairly rone than
ihe poor dealer crawled Irom under the
bed took one desperate leap, ar.J escaped
ihrou 'h ihe litde window by which ho
had seen enter the unfortunate wretch w ho
had evidently been murdered in his steed,
Hi ran with all his speed into the town, a few weeks after the commission of the, C3Wc clip iho following capital bit
w here he tola his horrid story and mirac-1 crime- They bad confessed everything, I from tin Waterfurd S'titiml ; "If you
ulcus cenpe lo llm night-watch. The anj jestored lo tho horse-dealer ihe poiJjwant to keep your town from thriing,
ni'-ht-wntch conducted him to the Rurgo- j at,d the paer money that had led them lo tur.i a cold sluuider to every young me
.. , .ier. w ho was sjon nronrcd from his : deed so much more ntroeiouj than even i chanic cr beginner in buisitiess ; look no-
sleep, andacquaintedwiihallthathappened.
In than half on hour from tho limo
of his escape from it, .be horse-dealer w
..Wmis nn with iho matristrs
w ns
ra'c
, . .ttr;..A
nA ctr.-.nT force o the liorror-stric
inhabitnnts,Bbd the night w. itch, who bad
run thlhcr in ihe greatest si!ence. lathe
house all seemed still as death, but as tho ,
parly went round lo ihe stubles, they hea rd
a noise; cautioning the rest to surround)
tho inn and the outhouses, tho magistrate j
wilh the traveller and some hslf dozen I
Stron" lorcu ui mi; iiuiii'i-Mi,.m.ij.i ... . , --
51 50 if pai.l within mmontl.s
CLEARFIELD, THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 1854.
ly l'tncJ nni1 ( host and
hi, son dicing a grave.
Th fitr,gUM ilmt met theeve, oflhe
murderers was that of the traveller. Tho
cfll'Ct oftliis on their guilty souls wn9 too
mueh to Im borne ; ihoy shrieked and
tlircw themselves on tho uround. and
'though they wcru immetlinielv nei.fd hv
nr, ur n ,n, a,rr.,l (1J, .l l.l.l
heard ll.e voices of tho mngislrato and
,:;r friends and neiohhors debouncing
,)t.m ns murderers, ii was so.r.e minuti-s
' ore thev con!! l.licvo that the f.o-we of
! .i . . ..' n .... i . n
lotlwr than a spirit. It was the hardier
villian, the father, who, on hcarin- the
O If 1(1 Of III! Cfl.. 4K...., O...A
s;uingers voice continuing tho converse
jtion with tho magistrate, first gained suf
! fieieut command over himself to raise his
j face from the e..rih ; he saw thu stranger
I Mill pule and hai'-iard. but evidently on-
,uirt. Tho
murderers head spun round
cunrusedly, but at length lisin", he said lo ',
those who licM lnm.'M. t me see that rtran
g( r nearer : let me touch him-only let
. I. I.:... I') IM.- I - 1
,VK. luul;ll . p0or norsc-ueaicr
drew back iu horror and di,-"ust.
,.you sa;isfv , . ;J
llt. i .. .
ncre to prevent Ins do:ng you harm.
On ihis, tho traveller let tho host ap
proach him, and pass his hand over his
person, which w hen he had done, the vil
lain exclaimed, "1 am no murderer ! who
says I am a murderer ?''
"That shall we sec anon," said the trav
idler, who led tiio way to the detached
apartment, followed by the magistrate, by-
j was 0 ,j0tly covered with blood, lying up
,111c bed, thev cried out : "How is this !
j 1"ulhpr "!ring a shriek so loud, so awful
; llnt one of the eternally da mned alone
: mlSlil c1"al "sdlect, threw himsell on tho
ucu ami on me gashed and bloody body,
jand murmuring in his throat : "Mvson !
! 1 have killed mine o-.vn son !" also found
' a temporary relief from the horrors of his
j situation in insensibility. The next min-
tit lhr wretrheil !ins:e; u he. ui innn.
pn. nr nM i,n,i r,,ccH n..,l l,n
. t . .1 - r r 1 !
wunoui Knowing ii, me wue oi a murjer-
er, me motner oi a murderer, ami the
1 m.,u.
murdered son killed by a
hro'hpr and a hither, ran to tlm nnnrtmrnt
'and would have increased tenfold its n.
re-dv insunnorlHln'o horrors bv rnierin
there, bad lie not been prevented bv the
; honest towns-people. She had been 'rous -
'cd from her sleep by tho r.ohe made in
the stable, and wns now herself, shrieking
and frantic, carried back into the inn by
main force.
j The two murderers were forthwith bound
nnd rnrried to the, town inn!, where nn
the examination, which" was mado the
,,,t .nnrninrr i r.mwn roil fr.-im nviilrn.-o
that the person murdered was the young- j
est son of the landlord of the inn, and al
person never suspected of any crime j
more serious than that of habitual ilrun-j
that they two, had accompanied him,
and assisted him to climb to the win-
dow. The deceased had reached the
1 him to climb again, lor in the caprice ol
' intoxication, be siid ho w ould rather so to
sleep with one of Ins comrades. Ilowcv-
! Cr, ho had at lasteffee'ed hisentranee,anl !
thev, bis two comrades, had gone to their!
restnetive homes.
i The wretched criminals were executed j
tbey had contemplated.
I ircri -vcry man owes it to society to be
come rich, lor tlie poor mans advice is
...... ir,.(!c,l. 1,-t t.e ever s.i valuable
Throw a doubloon on the counter, and
everyone will want to hear it ring.
Throw a cent down, and its voico mould
attract as little attention as a poor rtlaiiouV
CCrlf preachers lived 'nearer to God'
they could make their prayers heard with,
out making quite so much noise.
politics, litkiutuuk, ACRKTLTunE, MORALrnREH
?1 75, il paid within nine months,
The Vote for Gov. from 17!!!) to 1J1.
179'.). Thomas M'Kean, democrat, 30,.
211. James Ross, federalist,
.I'.r.l-'.
Thomas M'Kean, democrat, 47,-
lSO'J.
b7!l. James Hoss, federalist,
17,(1 :u.
180.-). Tho. r.rhnn, Jem., 1. Si
nmn Snyder, dee.:.,
(No feiiend candid ite, the fed
err, list s voting fer M'Kcin.
ISO'. Simon Snyder, dem., C7,G".
James Uo., Rd., 2J,o75. John
Snayd, quid can., -1,007.
1-11. Simon Snyder, dem., 32,IS.
William Tilghcnian, fed., 13,-
r.o:.
Simon Snyder, dem., 51,0'J;).
Isaac Wavne, fed., 2n,o0o.
1S17. William Find ley, dnn., CO,
Joseph Uicster, old school rc-pu')lie:ui,r2,,J7-'.
1920. Joseph Hiester, O. S. R., 07,
t0o. Win. Fiudlcy, dem., GO,-
l'52:j. John Andrew Shullz, dem., 60,
yj3. Andrew (Jregg, fed., 0-1, j
211.
1:"0. John Andrew Sliultz, dem., 72,
710. John Sergeant, fed.,
l7o. Scattering, 1 ,171. !
1S29. George Wolf, dem., 78,219. Jo
seph Ritncr, anti-mason, 01,
77G. 1S22. George Wolf, dem., 91,3oj. Jo
seph Ritner, anti-mason, SS,
1 '.".
lono. George Wolf, dern., C5.S01. II.
A. Muhlenberg, dem., -10,5G.
Joseph Ritner, unti-mason, 94,
C2S. 19:!9. David R. Torter, dem., 127.S21.
Joseph Ritner, anti-mason, 122,-
:Zo.
1611. D. R.rorfr.dem. 130,501. John
j Ranks, Whir, 113,179.
I IS 14. Francis R. Shun!;, dem., 1C0,-
322. Joseph Markle, Whig,
150,010.
1917. Francis R. Shunk, dem., 1 10,-091.-
Jus. Irwin, whig, 12S,-14-.
F. C. Reigart, Native
American, 11,247. J. F, Le
movne, abolition, 1,GI.
ISii. Wm." F. Juhnsten, whig, 1C9,-
522. Morris Lcngslrcih, dem.,
1G3.225
1951. Wm. Pigler, dem., 150,-199. W,
F. Johnston, whig, 179,011.
1951. James Tollock, whig, 204,009
Wm. Rigler, dem., 107,001.
Woxdehs
of CumisTiiY 'f 1G ra-,;,'
i the science" of Chemistry i
strides which
lus made in
the last few years cannot
be otherwise than surprising to thosa un
accustomed to reading scientific papers,
Presuming lhat but few of our renders
fare practical chemists, or even acquainted
with the results lhat have been obtained,
, we give them a few examples,
1 Candles resembling tho finest wax, are
, now made from coal, und the Feat bogs of
I'clanJ.
) Reautiful white paper is made from
straw and pino shavings.
j . Wa:cr cjn Lo frozen in a re(1 llot cru'
Cldle.
Gutta Percha and India Rubber, can Lc
i mauO
of hard steel
The dial of the street, and the washings
of coal gas, reappear carefully preserved t'y generally poor; and their Ut- too that beat tho fires out. At last the
in the ladv's smeiiinj bottle, or are used ! eps are directed for fortune and for hon- winds that ustu.ly nso at that time c;u
bv her to favor R.anc-manges for hcr- And tho home and tho friends that j led the equinox, when day and nig M oro
fi:- ivi ihey love arc henceforth remembered in . of equal length all over Iho world, began
trietv
Marble which rival the finest F'gyptian
is manufactured by a chemical process.
Conner and hen have been detected
the human body
"tu'.IiJIV v;..: nnA !.,;
X It'J ULIIUU Ul 11. II II UIIJ 'UI' llv- I lv
acids on cottcn produces a substance more!
. 1 . I
destructive in its cliects than gunpowder.
Diamonds and pearls aro made by a
chemical process.
rCESlCESTlAL ECUGiOS.
It is curious that nearly one-half of the
! Presidents of the United Stales should have
i been of the most aristocratic and one of
I tho least popular churches in tho repub-
1 tarians. iUr. an buren was ol tne Dutch
Reformed Church, Jackson, and Poll;
were 1'rtsbytenans, and the present I res,
ident is a Trinitarian Congrcgationnlist.
Neither the Meibodists nor the Catholics,
i have, as ct, given the States a President.
on every new comer w.tii a jealoru scowl.
Discourage all you can; if lhat won't do
dcery his work, nnd rather go abroad for
ware of his kind, Ihan give him your mon-
L .-
tj
Last, though not least, refuse lo pat-
rouizo the village paper.'
CrPhyictans rarely take medicine,
lawyers seldom go to law, and ministers
s'eer elenr of other parson's churches.
Editors, however, read nil the papers they
can get hold of.
and if not paid until the expiration
LADY MYSU'UNS.
Tho corner stono of a medical college
for women is laid at Richmond, Virginia.
It will cost 8125,000, and will doubtless
bo well got up and supported. There is
no other department of masculine duly
which women have a better riht tn share
than tho medical. As it ihi'v uu half
the physicians woil: and the l etter half.
Arid then, ns rc.irds tiie more delicate
and ailing half of iho community, their
services would be more welcome and effi
cacious thn n those of the men ; and lo this
half add nl! the children
The fact is, lhat, uocording to tho suff
rages of common sense, women would
have the greater part of the medical work
of the world the women and children;
and we believe this will yet be the case.
Not that we would confine them entirely
to these. We know very v,c!! that many
of the male peoj!.-, when srk, would
rather have a gentle young lady doctor
than a great, gravo medico of ihe other
sex. The only drawback in this case
would be the increased tendency of all
young gentlemen to make complaints of
illness on slight occasions, and become
maluprs imnginaim, like tho man in the
comedy.
Let women prepare to take pooscssion
of the medical department of human sci
ence; they are the litlcst fur it. At this
moment a regiment of them, under Miss
Nijihtingnlo as colonel blessings on her
soft voice and stout heart, are setting out
from London, in order lo tend Iho sick in
the hospitals of Constantinople. They,
will go there, and they will do more good j
than the surgeons and' doctors.
We do not approve of ladies in the pul-1
pit, or in trousers, or delivering lectures, j
except curtain lectures, which are woman-j
ly things enough, and, in most instances,
highly called lor. Rut we hope to sco the
day "when authoritative women will go '
about with their pills, prescriptions, and i
so forth, to deal with and diminish tho ma-;
jority of diseases that visit our households.
Mala, mail.
ATTACII.11LXTT0 I10UE.
It hnsbeen said of Americans lhat they
manifest less attachment to tho place
of their birth, nnd less regard to their
friends of other days, than any people in
tho civilized world. They have their
friends and their homes, and cast them-
selves upon the tide of uncertain, and of -
ten unpropilious adventure; but not be -
cause ihe society of friends has become
irksome, or the homo of their childhood
has lost the charms of its pristine beauty,
! P' ,JilU;r nnJ auiJin3 arc ll,e fior -
rows hat cntw.ne me i.ean oi a uutuu.
5UII UliU UUl'Ulllrliatu uuu-iih.1, nun,
haps, for the last time, they look upon the
form of an aged mother, w hoso years ad
monish all, lhat ere long the cold hand of
death will consign her lo a resting place
forever. Who, that has ever beheld tho
streaming ryes of a fond and loving moth
er, who, with stricken heart and heaving
bosom, would clasp the hand of her depar
ting child, and, as the lost maternal office
point him lo a. faith which leads lo a hap
py spirit land. Who, on tho w hole earth
that has seen this, can say that an Amer
ican docs not lovo home and friends 1
Thank Heaven our countrymnn ure in-
dustrious, enterprising and bold, though
their clvsian dreams of pleasures forever,
"one. Ho who does not wander back in
1 . ii i i- .i
in:s"c( l recollection, uuu mc again u o bun
ny hours of limes gone by, surrounded by
' friends whom he never can forgot, is a'
..... -11
"human .c.cle," and never enj.yed the
f ...... C...... I a. -iiAui I in .n rn
society of a true friend, or knew the care England ; but in close and unwholesome,
of a father and the love of a mother. i London it had killed owi hundred thou
Shou'.d any civi ask me why home v.ussand people."
the spot which above all others on earth we.
cherish undying memory of, I would an. Wh.it a Woman siioui.w pe Ammia
swer, because it is tho place where wo, nnncAU.v. A woman should be amiable,
have felt the smiles and enjoyed tho love ; benevolent, charitable, domestic, eeonom
of our mothers. ' i1. giving, generous, honest, industri-
. ous, ijdicious, kind, loving, mo lest, neat,
RELIGION AND POLITICS.
The Warwic Baptist Association ol A.
Y. at its last meeting, administered a re-
bUKO to ino t ireo mousanu ,,., ,6)
ew England, who recen ,ily assi n.ed ,
cmselvrs tho authority to spcnlc thj,
i to themselves tho authority to spc
will of tho Almighty. coDcernin tl
k-
" ' 'a
braska bi.l W e quote uo follow lromi,w; ,, ;e,s on t!u r,af;lU 0f
a report adopted by I lie Association : , , .Xhv; f., tll ; customer, bo
"U o utterly repudiate r.!l o? Umird fl
with these who itepi-usly assume lo rro-; , - CSCU , moliCr.'
test in the in.nie o. Al.mghly God against j i J
tho passage of I rws for the organization I What Wooan Sriot LO :ot nr. .vri
of territorial novcrnments, or other pu: v-1 ful, bold, cross, deceitful, revnus, fretful,
ses, and in Ins n.une lo fu'.minato anathe-1 groveling, hoiiow-luarb (I, idle, ji.iisii, hii i-
mas against ihe icpresen'atives of the p - o
pie in the discharge of their official duties.
And we regard tho nsMitnpnou unn uny
body of men arc divinely instructed to sit
in judgment upon all questions of a moral
and religious nature ns one which, if rec
ognized by the people, is calculated to
destroy every vestige ef civil and religious
freedom, and prostrate nil the insliluiions
of our land at the fee of an irresponsible
and arrogant priesthood."
CSrTho 23ud of Febuary will bo the
coldest day of the coming winter.
0MKSTin 1 vrKLH'!!:
of the year 00 will he chared.
NUMBER 43.
TIIE CRCiT PLAGUE.
In Dickens' child's History of Fnlend
vol. two, wo find the loiiowing. respecting
iho Groat Plague that previi'ed in tho
17th century in the city of London:
"For this was tho year and tinuof the
Great l'lagnein London. J luring Ihe win
ter of 10f:, it had been whispered ubout
'hat some people hud died here nnd there
of disease called the Hague in some of the
niiv. iiolesome suburbs of London. News
was not published at tint time ns it is now
nnd some people believed these rumors
and some disbelieved I hem, nnd they were
soon forgotten. Rut in the month of May,
If.G.'i, it began to be said all over tho town
that Ihe disease had burnt out in St. Gile3
and that the pmpie wcic dvirg in great
numbers
Tlily scon turned out lo bo uw.
The rouds of London were
folly true.
choked up by people erdeavor'ng toes
cape from lbs infected city, nnd large
sums were paid for any kind of convey,
anee. The discasj reread so fns' that it
was necessary to shut up the houses in
w hich people were, nnd to cut them off
from the living. Every one of those hou
ses wero mirked on tho outside of the
door with a red cross, nnd thu words "Lord
have mer"y on us!" Tho streets were nil
deserted, grass grew in the public ways,
ond there- was a dreuuiu! silence in the
air. When night came on, dismal rum
blings used to bo heard, and ihoso went
the wheels of iho death cart, attended by
men with veiled faces, and holding cloths
to their mouths, who rang doleful bells
and cried in a loud and solemn voice
"Rring oul your dead." The corpses put
into these carts were buried by torch light
in great pits, no service being performed
over them all men being afraid lo stay
for a moment on tho bank of tho ghastly
graves. In the general fever, children ran
away from their pa rents, and parents from
their children.
Some who were loken ill, died alone
and without any help. Some were stabbed
or strangled by hired nurses who robbed
them of all their money nnd stole the very
beds on which ihey lay. Some went mad,
dropped from ihcrr windows, ran through
the streets and in their pain nnd frenzy,
threw themselves into the river.
Those were not all iho horrors of
the lime The wicked and tho dissolute,
, in wild desperation, sat in taverns, singing
i roaring songs, and wero stricken as they
! sat, and went out ond died. Tho fearful
1 and supernatural sight burning swords
j in tho sky, gigantic arms and darts.
, Others pretended that at night vast crowds
j of ghosts walked round and round the
; dismal pits. One madman, naked, and
carrvins a urazier lull ol burning coals
upon his head, stalked through the streets,
crying; that he was a prophet commis
sioned to denounce iho vengeunee of iho
Lord on wicked London. Another also
went lo and fro, exclaiming : "Vet forty
days and London shall bo destroyed !"
A third awoke tho echoes of ihe dismal
streets, by night nnd by day, and mado
the blood oflhe sick run cold, by culling
out incessantly, in a deep hoarse voice
"Oh the great and the dreadful God!"
Through tho month of July, August
and September, the Great Plague raged
more and more. Great fires wero lighted
in the streets, in the hope of stopping the
infection ; but there was a blague of rain,
to blow nnd purify tho wretched town.;
' The deaths began to decrease, the red
..i ... i.. . ,i:.... , ii.r. r,.
- , eiuss,,s .j ui,,r ... .
to return, the shops to open again, pub-,
frightened faces to bo seen in the street.-.
m. 1 111
The plague had been in every part ol
1, iit'-iiii hill in r nur mill II 11 U nn i'k.rin!
obedient, plcis-nt, quiet, refloating, sober,
: tender, urbane, virtuous, wis
j yielding, and zealous.
x-einplarv
(n(.countrvnr,
Jr sni j n know.nollling e
,
you
ilik in a cer-
mill s on-, iu o n.iii ui. 33 . .
...... ... n ii 'n firi.au-!! in . u 11 !i
I ...I. , I, ,1 ..it-rn him cri.llM t onUiv
- visn, lazy, moro-e, noiison .ii-.n, oun, jus,
prudish, quarrt
Isotrie, ranting, snappish,
talkative, unreasonable, vum, wrangling,
x-travnant, or yuwi.irg.
CrA st rang', pas: ing through r.no of
Ihe inuiiiit'tii) towiu of Now Eughnd, in.
quired, 'What can yon mise hue V Tho
answer vns. 'Our bind n rough and poor ;
we can raise but bttlo pi duee, and so
wc build school houses, nnd raise men."
frr'l'bo oun lady ho wns " buried
in prief," is now ahvo and doing wi
was a case of prematuru interment.
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