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M 1 ft AW W Hi - 1) IViP U III' I g: rlYl JUlIb - CAN M II. B. MASSER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. gSrggg, OFFICII, MARKET STREET, OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE. a jfiiinUy iciuspnm--Dctotcli to Dolftfcs, aftcvntuvc, XttoratHs, jmtlfl't ana Domestic lfoiSt Srfcncc aun the Slvts, 2lflr(tulturr, itrnrltets, aunuscmcntSi tti NEW SERIES VOL 4, NO. 97. SUM5UUV, N Oli TII UMI5EKLAN1) COUNTY, l'A., EA'I t'KDAY, SEITEMUEU 27, 18.71. Olil) SERIES VOL. IS, NO. j. ' TERMS OF THE AMERICAN. , TUB AMF.niCAN it paWiabed every fcitimlny nt TWO DO I, I.. MIS per ntmiim tn be pfiitl hull yearly in advance. Mo pnjwr tliicoiitiiiued until all nrrwmigvt arc paid . All oommiinicntiont or le'lers on bnaiiir relating to affice, to iiiauro attention, mint Iw TOST l'AID. TO C'lXiir. Threi conic to one address, 00 even l Do l"" Filteen Do Do M"J Five dollars in ailvnnre will pay for tlura year's auo aeription to the American. Una Suntne of 10 linen. 3 timet, .l 00 Kverv euliat-qio'iit insertion, V'i One feqnnre, 3 months, 3,MI Mix month., 4.pti One yenr, WW HusiiieM Curds of Five liur, per mnmm, liuo -Mdrvliunta anil others, advertising by Ilia yenr, with the privilrffo of inserting difleient advertisements weekly. K' (Ml Isr" Larger Advertisements, us per agreement. A T T O K N E Y AT L A W , EUJTBUEV, PA. t naiiK'KH nllcndcd to in the Counties of Nor HVutiiberlund, Union, Incoming and Columbia. lltler to i P. & A. liovoudl, J.owrr ck Uurroii. Some Snndirrnss, Pintail. Jr nobis, Mcl'arlaiid & Co., StU'lhtK', lOod Ov Co., NEW STORE At HOLLOWING RUN. Al the Crot linath, near J. D. Cuuraih, Lower Augusta. J. . KWFKMAX RESPECTFULLY informs his friends and tlie public icnxT.ttl v, tlttit lie has just ipceiv ea and opened :i now stock of goods, which he Haw offers for s.de oti ttic most reasonable terms. Hi dock consists in nrt of SITU AS Cloths, Cassimercs, Suttsurtts, Merinos, St. Hummer wear of all kinds Muslins, Calicoes, (indiums. Checks, &.C ALSO : As- assortment of Hnrdwate of all Kinds, most geiicr.dl" in usei ALSO: Groceries ol' till Kinds, jit Sugar, CiiT':r: Tea, Mulatto, Spirit. J'c. AT. SO: CjitPciiKwurc and Crockery ware, a fnll OKijrtnieiit. Also Silk lints, Chip Hat, mid Straw Hats. ALSO: An assortment of J.iijtiui'x, viz : Brandy. Wink., Vi';;ski.:v, liesides a variety of oilier r.vticlcs, most gener ally lined and in want hy farnterf and other ier aana, nil of which he will kcII to pmchascra at a auving id ten jier cenl. !- .- c:il!i;ri on hmi. All kinds of .r. i i...eo in CNchiin gaoda ;:t t'le !n.:'e.-t ma -!.et pri;e. for J lulluw III I nil. SPRIIJfr A"aO VII.JT3. CXCTHING. ' I i el r.i' V l!.i-; . til. : ; I ' ; I .r ien, Vouth . 1 .i ' l'tuci yet h.'cn ! 'ocHiiaJU l l.'S i . . i i ., ' n :;!', .-o...th-i:.ist 'econd Slreeln, 1'llihulel- RTHVI'.UVi'-O). ml v to l.v '. ' .1 ' and Hoys, el mi. '. ! known in I Vis ' e ri.oTiM.Mi i;'i'A'.;i Corner of Maiket and pliia, emhraeiu a choice of the liest, iuu:-t desira ble, and fasliiou thln EEESG AND PROCK C0AT9, Habit Cloth do., l.incn Ihiilini; do., '1'weeds, Ac, loyctiur with a treat aiiely of Eoj's' Clothing, Coinistins of Sack Co ils, Polka Jae.. is. Mon key Jackets, Yc-ts niid Uouiid Jnckets innde of Twcpd, I.inrii itriiiiie.v, Cloia, Alpacca, Kerta mier, Doeskin, ci:e., elc. Particular care has 1-een taken to procure the new styles for Men and Hoy a' Summer Coats, Pantaloons, Vests, &c., tu which.lie would invite aprcial attention. Furnishing Goods, Consistins! of Shirts, Stocks, Handkerchief!', etc.) all of which ore oifercd lit the lowr.it l'ux.nit rash Prirm, uml us cheap aa any other Clothing Store in tho I'nioii. Parenla who desire llovs' Cmithiso are ear neatly invited to examine the Slock. Country Storekeepers can he accommodated at TerV low rates. f;noi;;?, Ci i.tx. . S. ?. Corner of ficcnml If Market Sts Phila. April 19, 1H51. tf. Alden's Condensed Reports of Pcnna. BUST Puhlished, and for salo hy the auhacri her the Stroud Vol time of Aldcn'n Cull- ilenapd J'cnnsylvania Reports, containing the last three volumes of cutes ileports, and two first volumes of Uiuney'a lltports 'I'hc first ol urne of Alden, rontainini! Dallas' Keporta, 4 vol umea ; and Yeatea' lleporU, volume 1, ia also on luinil, and for sale. '1 lie above two volume are complete within themselves, and contain all of Dallas Keporls, 4 volumes, and all of Yeutea' ItepoTta, 4 volume, besides the two lifst volumes of Uinney's Keports. Tho third volume ia ready and will be put to press immediately. II. 15. MASSKR, Agent. Sunhury, Aug. 1C, 1H5I. 'NATION AZ HOTEL, SHAMOKIN, Northumberland County, Pa. rJMIE subscriber respeclfnUy informs hiafriends -I- and the public generally, that he has open ed a new Hotel in the town of Shamokin, .Nor thumberland county, on the corner of Hluinokiu and Commerce streets, nearly opposite to the House he formerly Wept, lie is well prepared to accommodate his guegW, and i also provided with good stabling. He trust his cxiericuce, and strict attention to business, will induce per sons visiting the coal region to continue tho lib eral patronage he has heretofore received. WILLIAM WEAVE II. ShamoUin, April 19, I tsu. if. JAMES II. MAG EH IAS removed from his old Maud, No. 119 Vine street, to Ho. 62 Dillwyn St., (beVn CtiVhrll If Willow,) trhcre he has constantly on hau l, BROWN STOUT, PORTER, Ale and Cider, ton home consi'mption or siiirrWo. ii; B-Coluring, Holding, Wire Slid Dottles, Vinegar, Av Ir'or sale as aliove. Philadelphia, April 12, 1851. ly. Lycoming Mutual Insurance Company. DIL J. 11. M ASiSKK is the local agent for tho above Insurance Company, in Northumber land county, and is at all times ready to ell'eet Insurances against fire on real or personal pro perly, or renewing niiieies mi mo aaiuo. Hunbury, April SO, 1851. tf. JUSTICES' I'EE DILLS. Ir'or aale by II. D. MASSEK Kiuibury, April '18 18M SELECT POETRY. IcrJ Ullui's Daughter. A rhiofliiin In tin? IliirliluntU boiinil, Ciii, "Dtnilmpn, l(i not Inrry 1 Ami I'll fiivn Iht'e ailver ponml, To row us o'er llio fprry.1' "Xnw who be ye, wotiM eros Lochgyle, This tlatk ntul atnrmy wnlwr 'Oh I'm I lie chief of t'lva's ii. And this Lord Ullin's daughter." 'Ami fasl before her father's men Three ilnyit we've (led logpiher, For ahoiild ho find na in the clen, My blood would slain the heather.' "His linrsernen haul behind lis ride : Shotild Ihev nnr stip discover, Then who will rheer my bonny bride When Ihey have Flaiu her lover " Outspoke ihe liardv lli-ililnnd wiflhl, ' I'll iso, my chief I'm toady : ll is mil lor your cilver briuht, Iinl fur your windsotne lady ; 'And by my word ! the bonny bird In daiiL'i'r shall not lurry ; So, llimioh III'! waves are lading white, I'll row yon o'er the ferry." 11 V this Ihe siorin u:ew loud npaee, The wnler w iai'li whs shrieking ; And in tin; scowl of heav'u each faee drew il.uk as they were speaking : Hut still ns wilder blew ihe wind And as Ihe niht grew drearer Admvn (he glen rode united men, Their trampling sounded nearer. "0 haste Ihee, haste !" ihe lady ciies, Though tempests round usgaiher I'll meet the riming of the skif-a : Bui nut an angry father." Tne bo il has left a sloimy laud, A dm my I'ea before her, When oh '. loo Mrnng for human hand, The tempest gathered o'er her. And slill they rowed amid-l the roar Of waleis last prevailing : I.nd I .' i 1 1 1 1 reaelunl lli.il falal shore, His vvrulh was changml u wailmg. I'or sore dismayed, thinngh siorni and shade lbs child he did discover : One lovely hand she stretched foi aid, And one was rutin J her lover. ' Conie back ! come back !" bo cried i arief, Across this stormy water, 'And I'll forgive vonr Highland chief, Me .1 in., I ' nil in ,l:,ll,ihl..r P. uli my iliingriler 'Timis vain I 111! loud waves lashed Ihe f hoie. !!.-ti;r,i or aid p-eventing : The waters wild went n'ei his child, And he was lelt lamenting. 1 Select (Talc. THE DEVIL'S HOLLOW. AN INCIIILaT OF REAL LIFE, In the town of CaUkill, on the Hudson river, there dwelt, some twenty years afro, an attorney "f the name of Alason. lie was in considerable practice and had two clerks in bis of!ice whose nnm-s were Man sell and Van Hiiren. In point id ability these young" men were nearly on a par, but they dirtered widely in disposition. Van Duren was cold, close, and somewhat sul len in temper; but in business shrewd, ac tive and persevering, Mausell, although assiduous in his duties, was of a payer tem perament ; open as the day, generous, con fiding;, and free. Mason, without being; absolutely dishon est, was what is called a keen lawyer, his practice beinj somewhat ol the sharpest; and as the disposition ol his elder clerk, Van Utireii, assimilated, in many respects, to his own, he was a reat favorite more intimately in his confidence, and usually employed in those ddiaite matters which sometimes occur in an attorney's business, and in which the straight forward honesty oi Mansrl) miht rather hinder than help. Mason had a neice who, he being a bachelor, lived with him in the capacity of a house-keeper. Siie was lively, seusa- ttve and clever ;irl very pretty it not positively handsome. She had the grace ol a sylph, and the step of a lawn. It was quite n.iHiral that such a maiden should be an object of interest to two young men un der the same rool and by no means a matter of astonishment that one or both of them should fill in love with her; and both ol them did. But, as the young lady had but one heart, she could not return the love of each. H i scarcely necessary to say Hint, in iu.ik.ing ner selection, tne choice fell upon L Iward iWansell, greatly to the chagrin of bis rival, and to the an noyance of Mason, who would have been pleased to have lounri Van Iniren the lavor ite suiter. However, aJansell was the cho sen lover, and Mason could not alter the case by argument; nor was he disposed to send away his neice, who was, in some measure, essential to his domestic comfort and, moreover, he loved her as rruch as he could love anything. Matters went on this way for some time; a Treat Aval of bitterness and rancor being displayed by Mason and Van Jluren on tire one Irand ; while Kate and Edward Manaell found in the interviews they occasionally enjoyed, more than compensation for the annoyance to which they were necessarily exposed.- It hapened, at the time when Edward's engagement was within a month of its ex piration, that Mason had received a sum of money, as agent lor another parly, amount ing to nearly three thousand dollars of which the greater portion was in gold coin. As the money could not be conveniently disposed of until the following day, it was deposited in a tin box in the iron sale, the key of which was always in the custody of Mdiisell. boon alter he received the charge, Van Duren, quitted the office for a short time, and in the interim an applica tion lrom a client rendered it necessary for Matuell to go up to the court house. Ilav inoj defpalclied his business at the hall, he : returned with all expedition, and in due ! time he took the key ol the safe from his I drawer to deposit therein ns usual the valu able papers of the ollice over night when, to his inconceivable horror, he discovered that the treasure was gone ! He rushed down stairs, and meeting Van Buren, communicated to him the unfortu nate circumstance. He in turn expressed his astonishment in strong terms, and, in deed, exhibited something like sympathy in his brother clerk's misfortune. Every search was made about the premise!!, and information was given the nearest magis trate ; but, as Mason was from home, would not return until the next day, little else could be done. Edward passed a night of intense agony nor were the feelings ol Kate more enviable. Mason returned some hours earlier than was expected, sent im mediately for Van Buren, and was closeted with him lor a long lime. Mansell, utterly incapacitated by the overwhelming calamity which had belal len him from attending to his duties, was walking, ignorant of Mason's return, when Kate came, or rather flew toward him, and exclaimed, "Oh, Edward, my uncle has applied for a warrant to apprehend you; and, innocent though I know vou to be, that fiend in human brm, Van Buren, has wound such a web around you that I dread the worst. I have not lime to explain ; fly instantly, and meet me, at nightfall, in the l)cvi,ii Hollow, when I will tell you all." Mansell, scarcely knowing w hat he did, rushed out of the garden, and through some fields; nor did he slop utilil he found him self out of town, on the banks of Ihe river. Then, for the firl time, he repented ol having listened to the well-meant hut un wise counsel of his deal Kate. But the step was taken, and he could not r, tiace it now. e proceeded until he arrived at a thick grove, in the neighborhood of Ihe DerWs JIoi'uv, where he lay hid until night closed upon him. He then approached a dark opening in which was a deep hollow, which had ac quired a celebrity from its having been the scene of a minder some years before, and hence was an object of snrh superstitious awe to the fanners of the vicinity, that he was considered a bold man who would ven ture there after nightfall. This, doubtless, had influenced Kate in her choice of such a place for their meeting, inasmuch as they would be secure from interruption. M.msoll returned and still lingered on the skirts of the grove, until the sound of a light footstep on the gravelled path which led In the place, announced the approach of the loved being whom he felt lit; w as about to meet for the last lime. The poor girl could not speak a wold when they j met, but, bowing her head upon his shout- i der, burst into a flood of passionate tears. j By degrees she became more calm, ami then detailed to him a conversation she had ove, hoard between Van Buren and her un cle; and gathered thence that the former had succeeded in convincing Mason of Ed ward's gmlt, by nn artful combination of facts, which would have made out a prima fnrie. case against the accused the most formidable one being the finding of a con siderable sum in specje, in Muusell's trunk. Knowing that he could not satislactorily account for the possession of Ibis money, without the evidence of n near relative who had departed for Europe a week be fore, and whose address was unknown, and return uncertain, Edward, to avoid the hor ror and disgrace of king in the county prison in the intermediate time, resolved on evading the oflicers of justice, until he could surrender himself, with the proofs of his innocence in his hands. The moon had now risen above thu hill which bounded the prospect, and warned the heart-broken lovers that it was time lo separate. "And now," said he, "dearest, 1 leave you, with the brand of 'thief upon my fair lame, to be limited like a beast of prey, from one liid'mr; place to another. But, oh, my Kate ! I bear with me the blest assurance '.hat there is one beinn and that being the best-hi loved of my heart who knows me to be innocent ; and that thought shall comfort me." "A remarkable pretty, speech, arid well delivered !" exclaimed a voice, which cau sed Ihe youthful pair to start, and turn their eyes in the direction whence it proceeded, when, liom behind a decayed and solitary tree that grew in the Hollow, a tall figure, wrapied in an ample cloak, advanced to ward them. The place, as we have alrea dy noticed, had an evil reputation ; and al though Edwaid and his companion were, of course, free from the superstitious fears which characterized the country people, an undefinuble feelimi stole ovef them, as they gazed on the tall form before them. Mansell, however, soon recovered him self, and told the stranger that whoever he was, it ill became him to overhear conver sation which was not intended for other ears than their own. "Nay," was the rejoinder, 'Le not angry with ine ; perhaps you may have reason to rejoice in my presence, s?nce being in pos scision of the story of your grief, it msy be in my power to alleviate it. I have assist ed men ill greater straits." Edward diil not like the last sentence, nor Ihe tone in which it was uttered ; but he said, "I see not how you can help me ; you can not give me a clue by which lo find (he box." 'Yes, here is a clue ." replied the other, as he held forth about three yards of slrong cord, "here is a line ; go to the river at a point exactly opposite the old hollow oak; wade out in a straight line until you find the box ; attach one end of the cord to the box and the other to a slout cork but re move it not yet." Mansell, whether he really believed himselt to be in the presence of the Evil One, or that the -word was mere expressive of surprise, w know not The stranger look the compliment, and acknowledsin? it with a bow. said. The tin box of which yon have bpen accused of stealing, is at the bottom of the river, and you will find that I have said no more than the truth." Mansell hesitated no longer, but accom panied the stranger lo the spot, and in a few minutes, the box, sealed as when he last saw it, was again in his possession. He looked from Ihe treasure to the stran ger, and at last said, "I owe you more than life; for, in regaining this, 1 shall recover my gooil name, which has been so foully traduced." lie was proceeding toward the shore, when the other cried : "Stop, young gentleman ! not quite so fast ; just fasten your cord to it, and re place it where you found it, if you please." Edward stared, but the stranger continued : "Were you lo take (hat box back to your employer, think yon that you would 'pro duce any other conviction on him lhan that, finding your delinquency discovered, you wished to secure impunity, by restor ing the properly ? We must "not only re store the treasure, but convict the thief. Hush ! I hear a footfall." As he spoke, he took the box from Edward who now saw his meaning, fastened the cord to it, and it was again lowered to the bottom of the liver, and Ihe cork on the other end of the cord was swimming down with Un title. Now, follow me in silence," whis pered the stranger, and the three retired and hid themselves behind the huge trunk of the tree, whence, by light of the moon, they beheld a figure approach the water, looking cautiously around him. "That is the thief," said the stranger, in a low voice, in Edward's ear. "I saw him, last night, throw something into Ihe river, and w hen he was gone, I took the liberty of raising it up; when expecting that he would return and remove his booty, I re placed it, and had been unsuccessfully watching the place just before I met you in the Hollow." By this time the man had reached the river's brink, and, after groping for some time through the water, he found the box, but starting back in astonishment on seeing a loiisj cord attached to it. His back was turned from the witnesses of the transac tion, so that Edward and the stranger had got him securely by the collar, before he could make any attempt to escape. The surprise of Mansell ayd Kate may be more easily conceived than painted, when, ns the moonbeam loll on the hire of the cul prit, they recognized the features of Van Buren, bis fellow-clerk. Our limits will not allow of our say inn more man mat lu.insoil's character was cleared; while Van Buren, whom Mason, for reasons confined to his own bosom, re frained from prosecuting, quitted the town in merited disgrace. The stranger proved to be a gentleman oflarge lauded properly in tlie neighborhood, which he had now visited for Ihe first time in many years, and, having been interested in the young pair whom he had so opportunely deliver, ed from tribulation, he subsequently ap pointed .Mansell bis man of business, and thus laid the foundation of his prosperity. It is almost needless lo add, that Kate, who had so long shared his heart, became his wife, and shared his good, fortune. Tin: following has been sent us by one of the b'hojs : Give nie a springtop buggy, A horso that travels fast, A horsA thai tro's ten mill's an hour A horse lhat can't be passed, A horse lhat travels fast, my boy, A huise lhat travels free. Draw up Ihe reins, put on lha string And o'et ihe road he'll slip, The spring-lop buggy is my ihtoiie M v hceptie is Ihe w hip, Hi ah ! g'lan.'f MOW CAM'tXATINCi MAC MINK. All extraordinary calculating machine, says Ihe Loudon Times, is now placed in tho Russian Court. Il is ihe invention of a l'o lish Jew, named SlalTell, a unlive of Warsaw, and works addition, substruction, multiplica tion and division, with a rapidity and pie cisiou lhat are quilt) uslouishiug. ll also perl'urtns the operation of c.xlruc.liug Ihu square mot ami themosl complicated sums in fractious The machine which ihu inventor calls Arithmctica lii$trumentalisl is abuut Ihe sizu of an ordinary toilet, being about 18 in ches by inches, and about 4 inches high. The external mechanism lepresenU three rows of ciphers. The lirst uud upper row, containing 13 figures, is immoveable: the second uud third, containing 7 figures cachi immovable. The words' addition, subline lion, mulliplioatioii and division are engraved on a semi-circular ling to Ihe right, uud mi defnealli is a band, which must be pointed lo w hichever operation is to be performed. Tho figures being properly unungeil,- the simp'e turn of a handle is then given, and the .p"ialioii is then peifoimed r.s if by ma gin. The most singular power of the instru ment is, tlral if a question be wrongly slated ns, for instance, a greater number be plu cej for subtraction from u lesser, it detects' the eiror. and ihe ringing of a small bell an nounces the discovery. The inveulor has exhibited the powers of this wonderful e it diluting machine to the Uueen, Piinco Al bint, and several person of distinction. The inventor has also exhibited a machir.e for ascertaining by weighing Ihe fineness of gold or silver, but (his ia to be submitted lo further and more severe tests. Both ma chines are, to say the least, extremely curi ous, and have been rewarded wilh a silver modal by the Russian Government. During Iho week the directors of Ihe Bunk of F.. in land visited the machine TUG (IAHROTIE, The instrument of death known as tho garrotte is of Spanish origin, and we believe its use is confined exclusively lo Spanish countries It has long been almost the only mode, of dealh employed in Mexico, though more particularly in Ihe punishment of high crimes against Ihe Stale, such ns treason or insurrection. Probably while Santa Anna was President of the Mexican Republic, Ihe garrollo was nftener applied lo victims, in the secret chanbers of the National Palace, or in Ihe main prison near the Almeda, I linn during all ihu other presidencies to gether. The mode of execution by the garrotte, is in this wise : The criminal is seated in a chair, the bark of which rests against a post firmly set into Ihu floor or llio ground. Ilis hands are bound to the chair, and the back of his head, with his neck bare, is placed against ihe post, to whieh, al a proper dis tance, is attached a circular piece of iion, or more properly a collar, nn inch or two In di ameler, and sufficiently huge in cirenmfer enro lo elasp the neck. The collar one end being fastened to the post is then fit led close to the neck of ihe victim, while the other end, containing a screw, is brought lo the opposite point of the post. Being here adjusted, tie; screw is turned, and each turn of the screw compresses ihe collar more lightly, till the criminal is strangled. Nor is this all. In the centre of the collar, and di rectly under ihe chin of Ihe victim, there is a sharp Bleed point or blade, which pene Irates through ihe neck with every turn of the screw. We believe, however, that this last feature in Ihe garrotte, Ihe sharpened point, is not in every case used, and that, generally, Ihe body, afler death, leaves no mark or liace whatever of blood. There is ibis peculiarity in the operation of Ihe gar rotte that death by it is almost instantane ous quicker and more sudden lhan by Ihe guillotine even, Ihe hangman's rope or the soldier's rille w hile it is divested of the blood v or ignominious- accompaniments in executions by the last three implements of death. Tin: KAIl.llO Al. Through the mould mid thioiigh the clay, Thinugh I lie corn and through tho hay, liv the margin of Ihe lake, O'er the liver, and thinugh the brake, O'er the bleak a-id dieary moor, On wo hie w ith screech and roar ! Splashii flashing I dashing ! Clashing ! Over ridges, (initios, bli.lges, By the bubbling till, And mill Highways, ityewnvs. iioiiuw, bin .lumping, humping, Rocking, roaring, Like forty thousand giants snoring! O'er the nqnaduet and boji, On we fly wilh ceaseless jog, Kvery instant something new, Every moment lost to View, Now a laeni now a steeple Now a crowd of gaping people Now h hollow now a ridge- Now a ciossway now a bridge trnmn!e, slmntile, Humble, Kimble, Fretting, gelling in a stew ! Church and steeple, gaping people, Quick an thought, are lost to view ! Kvervthing thai eyo can survey Turns hmly-burly, topsy-luivy, (ilimpse of lonely hul mid mansion, (iiimpse of ocean's wide expansion, (ilimpse ol lonu.lry "nil ol lorge, Glimpse of plain and mountain ipne, Dash aioief : Slash along ! Crash along ! Flash along ! On, on with a jump, And a bump, And a roll Hies the fire-fiend to his destined goal ! A$ AMI DOT 10 OF ( OL. I It I TT DEN. A leltei received in this city relates an an- ecdolo of the gallant Ciiltenden, which con firms every thing that has been said of his chivalrous disposition. Shuilly after lauding Crittenden's paily; being in seuich of re freshments, knocked al Ihe door of a col lage. No one answering, nhtf the door be ing locked, l hey forced il open, when Ihe first lliincr presented In their view was a fe male on her knees, with her thiee children anil her husband around her. Crittenden immediately look her by the baud, and told them in loleiable Spanish not lo fear lhat a hair of their heads would not be injured, ns they cauio not (o kill, bom or destfny, but for refreshments. These wpre speedily fur nished, but it wsia vviili much difficulty lhat the husband, a Catalan, could be prevailed on lo accept payment for tnm1. So much, indeed,' was. lie Impressed with the generous spirit of Crittenden, Ihnl, on hearii'ij of his capture rind enlt-nce,' he wpiiI 10 Ihe Cap, lulu Geneinl, minted lo him Ihe incident we have recorded, and on his knees begged the life of one who had saved him and bis fami ly. His it-quest, however, was sternly refu sed, nnd the grateful Catalan hud lo retire. lie himself lelated these circumstances shoiily after ihe execution lo some of his fello a--countrymen, and wept at Ihe fate lhat had befallen "hi friend, Col. Crillen den." The wriler of (he leller referred too confirms tho accounts of ihe Indignities offer ed to the prisoners executed, and describes some of them as having been of inch a na turo as il is almost impossible lo conceive that even Ihe most depraved could have been godly of perpetrating . Charltston Courier. A Buy caught a hungry dog the other day, lied him by bis tail, and coaxed him out tt( his skin w ith a piece of liver, the row ion of kindness. "Tom ! Here !" said a father to his boy, speaking in authority. The lail wns at play. He looked towards his father, but did licit leave his com panions; ''tio you hear me, sir ?" spoke the father, more sternly than al first. With an unhappy face and reluctant step, the boy left his play nnd approached his pa rent. "Why do you creep along at a snail's pace 1" said the latter, angrily. "Come quickly, 1 want yon. When 1 speak 1 look to be obeyed instantly. Here, lake Ibis note lo Mr. Smith, and see lhat yon don't po lo sleep by the way. Now run as fast ns you can go." The boy took the note. There wns a cloud upon bis brow, lie moved away, but at a slow pace. "You Tom 1 is that doing as I ordered 1 Is that going quickly V called the father, when he saw the boy creep away. "If you are not back in half an hour, I will punish yon." Hut the words had tint little etlect. 1 lie boy's feelings were hurl by tinkitidness of llio parent. He experienced a reuse of in justice ; a consciousness that bad been clone him. I!y nature he was like his father, proud and stubborn ; nnd these qualities of his mind were aroused, and he indulged in them fearless of consequences. "I never saw such a boy," Said the father, speaking to a friend who had observed the occurrence. "My words scarcely made nn impression on him." "Kind words often prove most powerful " said the friend. The father looked sur prised. "Kind words," continued the friend, "are like the penile rain and the refreshing dews; but harsh words bend and break like the nn- gry tempest. J hey hist develnpe and strengthen good affections, while the others sweep over the heart in devastation, and mar and deform all they touch. Try him w ith kind words, they will prove a hundred fold more powerful." The latler seemed bint by the reproof; but it left him thoughtful. An hour passed away ere bis" son returned. At times during his absence ho was angry at the delay, nnd meditated Ihe infliction of punishment. Bui ' the words of remonstrance wero in his cars, and he resolved to obey ihem. At last tho j lad came slowly in w fill a cloudy counte nance, ami reported Ihe result of his errand. Having stayed far beyond hia time, he look ed for punishment, and was prepared to re eeivo it with an angry defiance. To his surprise, afler delivering tho message he had brought, his father, instead of angry re proof and punishment, said kindly, "very well, my son, you can go out and play again." The bor went out, but wns not happy. lie had disobeyed and disobliged his fa I her, and the thought of this troubled him. Harsh words had not clouded bis mind nor aroused a spiiit of reckless auger. Instead of joining his companions, he went nnd sat down by himself, grieving over his act of disobedi ence. As ho thus sat ho beard his name culled. He listened. "Thomas, my son," said his father, kind ly. The boy sprang lo his feet, und was al most instantly beside his parent. "Did you call, father V 'I did my son. Will yon take ibis pack age lo Mr. Long for me V There was no hesitation in llio boy's man ner, lie looked pleased at Hie thought ot loing his father a service, and reached out his bund for ihe package. On receiving it, he bounded away with a light step'. !-There is a power in kindness," said the father, as hn sat musing, afler Ihe lad's de parture. And even while he sat musing over tho incident, Iho boy came back with a cheerful, happy face, and said "Can I do anything elsa for you, father V Yes, thero is the power of kindness. The tempest of passion can only subdue, con strain, and break ; but in lovo nnd gentle ness there is the power ol the summer rain, the dew, and the sunshine. TLRnflll.IO DEATH. We have rarely read anything more horri ble lhan the following from tho Busselville (Ky.) Herald: On Friday night, the 8th ins!., Mrs. Eliza belh Siniilf, reiriding in the northern pari of Logan county, fell into Ihe lite-place con taining a few chunks und li srmil? stick or two ol wood on fiie, and when discovered, her body was entirely, wilh the exception of a small poition of the spinal bones, one thigh und foot and a portion of the oilier thigh and foot consumed. When first dis covered, her form was lying obliquely on Iho hearth, and emitting a light and brih'iunt blaze very much resembling that given by (he burning of an oily substance. Water was immediately thrown upon the fiery mass, which seemed to have extinguished it for a moment, but which immediately igni ted again ; and an additional application of water was reouired before the blaze was ex tinguished. The remains were then exami ned, when it was found Ihut Ihe entire body and frame, with the exception beforo named were entirely consumed, leaving only a sub stance resembling coal of burnt leather, perfectly black and porous, wilh a shining and glistening surface. As there was not sufficient coals on the fiie lo have consumed the body in one or two houis, it is supposed lhat rapid combustion uc occantmitd by Ihe fret use nf aruVn' 'piriti in irhirh the indul. SECRET FRAYERi A very honest minded but (illiterate no; gro, "wny Jown In Virginia," attended a camp meeting some time since in his vicini tyj nnd among oilier advice tendered bird by the wbrlhy brethren assembled, he wal recommended Id go away in secret and pray for tho forgiveness of his sins. This suggestion xVns overheard by two op three wicked wags such as are always found hanging about a camp meeting, and they followed the darkey out to watch his movements. Mis name was Goldshwaite "Cuffy Golds thwaile" he was commonly Called and hel was very dull of sight ; having but one eye; out of which he could see but very iudifTer ently. When ho inquired what ho should say to Ihe Lord, he was told lo "go humbly and use his own language," which would ba most ncceptable; Sri Cuffy sauntered down into the woods) followed by a brace of tho b'hoys at soma distance behind, who had villainously provl deil themselves with A bucket of water. CufTy fumbled along and finally reached a sharp dirt; nt the base of which he knell down and commenced ns follows: " 'ood mornin,' Massa Gor' mighty. Dis chile is worry wicked, and p'raps you duzi zent know 'im. lso Cuffy Goldthwaite, all de way from Ilobomtik planlashiu, and the gentlemen tell me tint if I axes for it, do grace ob de Lor will be showered down upon this insignificant niggub." At this moment down came the pailful of cold water from above the edge of the bankj swash on cuffy's bare head ! He sprang td his feet, gazed obout him, blew the chilling water from his mouth, uud while his eye rolled itself almost inside out, from his exi cilement nnd rage he added "Dal'll do, Massa dal'll do for dis timo sart'u I spec it's nil right, but ii( ehowor ladder cold, nnyhow das a fack ! This was the last timo that CufTy Gold Ihwaito went out to "pray in secret." Demi ocratic Union. A VANKEE TRICK. Uncle Eb, ns we used lo call him, among" lots of good rtia;iiies, had a failing. He did love good liquor, but such was the state of his ciedil lhat no ono would trust him. lis therefore one day resorled lo a trick, id answer the great desiie of his appetite. Ha look two case bodies, put a quart of water into one of them, then put a bottle In each pocket, and started fot thu store. 'I'll take a quart of your rum,' said Unci Eb, as ho pluced ihe empty bottles upon ths counter. Tho rurh xvas put up, and the bottle repla ccd in his pocket, when Uncle Eb pulled from his purse what at a distance might seem a quarter of a dollar. 'This is nothing but tin, Uncle Eb,' sald the trader. Eh, now, its a quarter,' said Uncle Eb. 'Its tin,' said llio trader. 'I shan't lake il.' 'lis all I've got.' 'Very well, yon can't have tho rum.' Uncle Eb, without much demurring, pulU ed from his pocket tho quart of water. The) trader took it, poured it into his rum barrel. and olf walked Uncle Eb, chuckling. Col. Chittenden. As the public has fell much interest to know something of the peisonal hisloiy of the late Col. Crittenden; one of the unfortunate victims who was shot al Havana, a lady friend, who knew him' well, informs us that ho was the second sort of Ihu Hon. Henry Crittenden, late of Shelby co., Ky. Ilis mother was a daughter of the lamented Col. Allen, who fell at the battle of Tippecanoe, and she is now the wife of Cof. Murray, of Cloverpurl, Ky. Mrs. Allen, the grand mother of young Ci'hlemlen, was s daughter of Gen. Logan, one of the most dis-' lingiiished of the Kentucky pioneers. Col. Ciiltenden was ulso a cousin of Col. Hardin of Illinois, who so gfillantly fell nt lluena Vista. Ho was a graduate of West Point, and at the lime of his death was about 30 years1 of age. lie was a nephew of Iho Hon. John J. Ciiltenden, the Attorney Geneial of lh8 United Slates, nnd xve learn A young man of brilliant qualit?e3 and of much promise.' lie hail is Ids' viens some of the best blood of Kentucky, both on bis father's and hia" mother's side, and it is greally lo be deplor ed that ho has met so sad a fato. St. Louii Intelliwnecr. PlSCOVEIlT OF THE OlIICINAL MlNTSCaiPt of the Acts of the AeosTi.r.s. A Greek suvaul, M. S?mohidis, pretends lo have dis covered, in ihe different convents in his country, tlie archives ol which no nas been collecting, the place where the original of the Acts of the Apostles is hid. It is, ac cording lo his account, in the small island of Autigoiins, situated ut the entrance of the Sea of Marmora. M Simonidis has deman ded of the Sardinian Minister, an authoriza tion lo make a speedy research in lhat spot, in the presence of Ihe learned men of Con stantinople. He particularly wishes lo havo some geologists wilh him, in order to be tho better able lo prove lhat ihe earlh has not been moved for ages in Ihe pot which lief points out. Il i said thai Ihe Greek Patri arch, feniing that such an important discov ery might lead lo fresh schisms in Ihe church, has besought the Pone lo refuse the authorization asked for. It im however, thought it will be grained, and that lh search will commence immediately. (jail's naiif Mtistiigrrt. ( A stir, r no srgnnient.