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B, W. Weaver Proprietor.] VOLUME 7. THE STAR OF THE NORTH IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING BY R, W. WEAVEII, OFFICE —Up stairs, in the new brick build ing, on the south side of Main Steert, third square below Market. TERMS :—Two Dollars per annum, if paid within six months from ihe lime of sub scribing ; two dollars and fifty cents if not pair! within the year. No subscription re ceived for a less period than six months ; no discontinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, uuless at the option of the editor. ADVERTISEMENTS not exceeding one square will be times for One Dollar and twenty five cents for each additional in sertion. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. CHOICE POETRY: ONE BY ONE- One by one the 6ands are flowing, One by one the moments fall; Some are coming, some are going, Do not strive to grasp tliem all. One by on 9 thy duties wait thee, Let thy whole strength go to each, Let no future drenms elate thee, Learn thou first what these can teach. One by one [bright gifts from Heaven] Joys are sent thee here below; Take them readily when given, Heady, too, to let them go. one thy griefs shall meet thee, not fear an armed band ; One willdade us others greet thee, Shadows passing through the land. Do not look thon at life's sorrow ; See how small each moment's pain ; God will help thee for to morrow, Every day begin again. Every hour that fleets so slowly Has its task to do or bear; Luminous the crown, and holy, If thou set each gem with care. Do not linger with regret ing, Or for passing hours despond; Nor, the daily toil forgetting, Look 100 eagerly beyond. Hours are golden links, God's token, Reaching Heaven; but one by one Take them, lest the chain ba brokeu, Ere the pilgrimage be done. Household Words There are but Two I'arties. Fellow-countrymen, now, as before, there are but two parties in the United Slates.— The old fashioned whig organization has been disbanded, as the whigs admit alike by action aid by word, but in its place has arisen a combination, united by a common hope for power on the one hand, yet torn by internal feuds growing out of doctrines as numerous as the different tongues in the low er ol Babel, on tho other. This is the exis- I ting opposition to the democratic party ,which party, stronger in its faith than ever, more eager for the contest, and more willing to perish rather than yield an inch to intoler ance, stands like a fortagainst its many headed and many-titled adversaries. In all j nature.there are two opposing elements—tho j good and the bat), the pure and the impure, i the healthy and the unhealthy. Every man I is said to be wrestling with two angels—the . angel of virtue and vice. And in every case ! the good spirit is an open, upright, and can did spirit; while the bad spirit is as secret . as the pestilence, as wily as the serpent, and as fatal as death. We have opposing ele- j ments ID politics as well as in science and : morals. The one is a bold and candid party; j the other a secret and crafty party. The otto , has a single creed applied to all latitudes and , to all men ; the other has an opinion for ev- j ery fifty miles of space, and a champion for every particular dogma, no matter how each ' may differ from tho other. Who should fail to see where his choice should fall! Who will hesitate where the road is so broad and the right so clear ?— Washington Union- Coroner's Inquests. Judge Jones has given the lollowing gen-1 eral directions as to the cases in which Coro ner's Inquests upon the bodies of deceased , persons should be properly held: Inquisition on the body of John Rcber. —This inquisition was properly held, and is confir med, so that the costs allowed by law may be drawn by tho parties who held it. We lake this occasion, Tery briefly, to indicate in what cases inquests should, and in what eases they should not be held. 1. An inquest should be bold in every case where death is the manifest or suspected re sult of felonious violence. 2. An inquest should be held in every case where death occurs in prison. 3. An inquest should be held when a body is found dead in the water, fields, woods, highways, or in other unusual places, and that, whether the body exhibits marks of vi olence or not. 4. An inquest should generally be held when death results from accident—which ac cident may in any way be imputed to the negligence of annlher. 4 An inquest should not be held in e mere case of sadden death, as from apoplexy ,stroke of the sun, or the like—nor when one ia found dead in his bed, unless there be some susp'. oion of foul play. 6. And in the same view of the matter, there needs not an inquest to be held in ca ses of suicide, unless there be like suspi cions. It will be sufficient ground of suspicion * when tbe Coroner is called upon to aot by good and lawful men of the county, who af firm such suspicions to exist, and satisfy him of their reasonableness. It most be understood that the court will not approve an inquisition, ur.lesß there be seme proper ground in law, or in fact for holding it. The praotice of holding inquests in cases of sudden death and suicide, when there is no suspicion whatever of foul play, must wholly cease. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1855. ADDRESS Of the Democratic Mute Ceutral Commit tee to the People or Pennsylvania. FELLOW CITIZENS:—Among the duties as signed to us by the Democratic parly, we are obliged to address you, setting forth in a plain and simple manner the issues that will be submitted to the people at the approach ing election. A proper regard for the opin ions of men requires that we should endeav or to explain to the people the reasons why the Democratic party again ask them to combine in one common cause in support of its principles and chosen men. The o(fice6 to be filled in the coming elec tion, may not, of themselves, be of suffici ent consequences to excito popular interest, yet that of Canal Commissioner involves large public trusts, which should only be confided to a man of known experience and integrity. For that office the Democratic party have chosen as their candidate, Aa- NOLD PLUMER, whose past life, both public and private, justifies us in saying that he possei-ses the experience, firmness and un blemished integrity, which pre-eminently fit l.im for that office, and render him worthy of vour confidence and choice. But far be yond the success of any candidate or the ob tain iiig ol any office, are the subjects now before jou to be examined and discussed, and by youi determination, probably, forev er settled. Their infinite impottance, not only to yourselves and to Pennsylvania, but to all the people and Slates of this confederacy, should stimulate you to a zealous support of the principles and candidates of tbe Demo cratic party. Wo cannot übstain from dwelling upon these subjects, and by our appeals to your reasoa and sense of duty to your country and to humanity, we shall strive to rouse you to an effort that shall be worthy of the occasion and your past history. Tbe Democratic parly of the U. S. is the great conservator of this vast political organ ization, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and coveted with teeming millions of freemen. To its guardianship has been confided the custody of tho simple elements of political truth which are at the basis of our institutions. In all the changes of pub lic affairs it has been the proud privilege of that patty to stand by the Constitution of the Country and to restrain all attempts to per vert its provisions or corrupt its principles.— It i.as been, and still is, the citadel of our liberties and the bulwark of those just doc trines, to establish which the people rose as one man, and with the sympathies of the jghole civilized world overthrew an aristo cratic and legislative despotism and estab lished agovernmen!, which by its mild and humane temper, offered to mankind the hope that, in one land at least, there should be a refuge from oppression and intolerance. This has been the duly of the Democratic party, and with unfaltering fidelity has that party kept its sacred trust. From the first moment—even before tbe organization of the government—and while the States were deliberating upon the adoption of the Con stitution ol the country, the groat men who were afterwards to become the leaders of the Democratic parly exerted their powerful en ergies and truthful intellects to secure upon a firm foundation, as upon a rock, the princi ples that are incorporated in the body of the Constitution and in its subsequent ameud meuts. Again, we Fay to the Democratic parly belongs the duty of standing resolutely and unflinchingly by that Constitution and by the purest and most holy of its principles. The earliest history of this government was identified with the contentions between the great parties whoso doctrines were the subjects to which the thoughts and labors of the statesmen of those days were devoted The Federal party were anxious to establish a strong consolidated government, made for (he people, and to be controlled by the men of property, and education and social condi tion. The Democratic party resisted this scheme of grand nationality to be raised upon the ruins ol Independent Slates, and at the cost of popular liberty, and urged and secured the establishment of a Government limited and restricted in its powers, acknowl edging Slate sovereignty, intended for the benefit and welfare of all, based upon prin ciples of equality and justice created for the people, and governed by the people upon broad and enduring principles of human rights. During the many years of important and stirring political events that have since succeeded those days, tbe two parlies thus arrayed in the beginning on opposite sides were often engaged in disputes arising out of a multitude of questions and issues, all of which could be resolved into the original ground of comention between them. The Federal Parly being a patty of expediency, and relying upon State craft and political management, and still distrusting, the peo ple have, under various names and with as various pretext" and contrivances, sought by indirect and crooked ways to obtain those ends and aims from which they were driven by the letter and spirit of the Conatilulion. — It was supposed that the time bad gone by when the people should ever be in danger of any open attempt to subvert the Constitu tion and its acknowledged principles by any organized political action avowedly directed to such purpose. Implication and forced in terpretation of its letter, were the only means by which the people were sought to be a bused, and their government turned against themselves for the advancement and profit of adroit political adventurers. That suppo sition was an error, for now we ate again reminded by tho action of a new and dan- I gerous combination, that tbe price of liberty I is eternal vigilance. Fellow Citizens, we have again to confront the same issues that were made in 1799, and to fight for the same principles that convuls ed this Country then, and in vindicating which Jcflorson triumphed, and Madison earned the love and gratitude of a thankful people. The insignificant and minor subjects of difference that have for some time past di vided the public men of the country, are all obliterated by the magnitude of the question now before you. Your opponents, under a deluding and tempting cry demanding tfiat ''Americans shall rule America," have at last, with forced and compulsive camlnr, ac knowledged that they wish to establish two principles. I. That none but those born iu this coun try, shall enjoy the rights of citizenship. j 11. That there shall be established a reli gious test for office. To reach these ends tho Constitution of the U. S. must be changed or its provisions evaded, and Ilia spirit of our Democratic He publican forms of government llius alto gether subverted. '1 lie Declaration of Inde pendence itself charged upon tbe King of Great Britain, as one of the most serious ! grievances under which we had suffered, 1 that "he had endeavored to prevent the pop- , ulalion of these States, for that purpose ob- ; slructtng the laws fur the naturalization of ] foreigners, refusing to pass others to encour- i age their migration hither, and raising the j conditions of new appropriations of land."— The complaint thus made, was a part of tbe first public protest of a united people against arbitrary authority, and in favor of Human Uigh'.s. The reasons that then prompted (his, have been ever since acknowledged as an element of our institutions that has se cured to us the confidence of mankind, and been the first great cause of our marvellous success as a people. When the defects of the Confederation were apparent, aud the necessities of the public called for a more stable and perfect toMII of Unionuhe Constitution was adopted; among its most conspicuous provisions was the authority delegjjjed to Congress to es tablish an uniform rule of Naturalization,and in the very last clause of the very last suc tion of that instrument the following words were inserted, "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United Stales."— Thus sealing, as it were, tho Bond of our Union with the sacred and rational principle of tho Liberty of Conscience and the right of Private Judgment. When tho Constitution was submitted to 'he Slates for their adoption, it is to be re membered that New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia,all ratified it with j a solemn declaration of rights, which they j set forth as explanations consistent with it,! aud which could not be abridged or violated, j and which they proposed shoaid be adopted : as amendments thereto. Rhode Island and \ North Carolina, in a spirit of sturJy resistance to absolutism and of manly devotion to the ; cause of Liberty, for their own 6-ake, for the 1 sake of their prosterity, and for the sake of the human rare, re-asserted the doctrines j and dogmas of the Bill of Righte, and for a 1 while declined to ratify the Constitution un- ! til these sacred and inviolable principles of, natural right were acknowledged and adopt-1 ed as a part of its text, and in all of these proposed amendments were incorporated a ! solemn declaration in favor of civil and re- j ligious liberty. At the first session of the first Congrecs the amendments to tho Con stitution were adopted and subsequently rati fied by the States, aud the first article of those amendments set the question at rest forever by declaring that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion prohibiting the free exercise thereof." It is worthy of observation, that when in Conven tion it was proposed by Mr. Pinckuey to add to tbe Sixth Article the clause prohibiting a religious test that Mr. Sherman thought it unnecessary, the prevailing liberality being a sufficient security against such test, after which Mr. Gouverneur, Morris and General Pincknej approved the motion, and it was carried unanimously. These enlightened men were too well aware of the disastrous consequences attendant upon any interfer ence by the Stale with the religious opinions of its citizens. The bloody record of fanati cal persecutions was spread out before them, I and in it they road of those atrocities that were the darkest stains upon the character of the human race. From the earliest dajs down to their own time, had theaistoryof mankind shown that its advancements in civ ilization had been retarded, and sometimes almost stilled, in the ferocious conflicts be tween contending sects and exterminating propagandist!!. In all parts of the world had fire aud faggot, the sword and the spear, bru talized men into implicit obedience to religi ous opinions tbey did not understand, and faiths at which their consciences revolted.— From religious persecution had their fathers fled, and by emigration had their sovereign ties been established. Up to thai timo, by God's providence, had this land been the refuge of oppressed men, and with God's protection they were resolved to dedicate their country to the cause of civilization and religious freedom, and from that day to this time has their noble work remained untouch ed. May it last forever! But now, after we have enjoyed the bless ings of these sacred provisions, has a party arisen in our midst, aud with secret oath bound combinations, resolved to blot ouj this pare and life-giving principle, and by force and violenoe of law restrain and abridge the liberties of men and limit their civil tights Troth and Right God and our Country. Iby an odious and impious religious test. As citizens of this mighty Republic, as members of the great Democratic party, as men for tho sake of mankind at large, we call upon you to resist ibis sacrilege aud rebuke these con spirators against the honor and dignity of our Constitution and laws. After the adoption of the Constitution, and during the administration of the eldor Ad ams, Congress enacted two Statutes, one concerning aliens] and the other entitled an act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, known as the Alien aud Sedition Laws. Immediately up on the enactment of these statutes, the Mates ol Kentucky and Virginia passed cer tain resolutions, condemning tbem as viola tions of the letter and spirit of the Constitu tion and reprobating them as gross attempts to establish arbitrary authority and as sub versive of the liberties of the people. The Kentucky resolutions were wtilten by Mr. deflerson, ar.d those of Virginia were written by Mr. Madison, and both of these wero ad dressed to the Legislaiutes of the several States, inviting their co-operation to resist these Slututes. Some of the Legislatures re fused to co operate with Virginia and Ken tucky and pronounced theao resolutions to , be ol a dungetous tendency, ami therefore j not a fit subject for further consideration.— 1 To these refusals tho Commonwealth of Vir ginia replied in the form of a Report drawn by Mr. Madison, and adopted by the Legis- 1 lature of tbe Stale in 1799. The-object of the Alien law was exposed in these resolu tions and in that Report, and the mischievous consequences of its adoption wero fully ex plained ar.d demonstrated iu these masterly papers. Iu them it was proclaimed to bo in human, impolitic, illegal and irrational fur Congress to restrain the current of emigra tion that was setting in towards our shores, caused by the high tides of civil convulsions and public discord that were raging in Eu rope. Mr. Jefferson there said that the Alien law will furnish new calumnies against re publican governments, aud new pretex's for those who wish it to be believed that man cannot be governod but by a rod of iron, and that a very numerous and valuable descrip tion of the inhabitants of these States would, by this precedent, be reduced as "outlaws," and that "the mild spirit of our country and its laws had pledged hospitality and protec tion to tho friendless strangers." It was de nounced by Mr. Madison in his report, as tyrannical in its spirit and conferring a des potic power upon the President, to banish "an alien from a country into which he had been invited as the asylum most auspicious to his happiness, a country where he may have formed the moss lender connections, and where he may have invested his entire property." The law thus resisted, and nullified, and defeated, never assumed to do more than ex ercise a restraining power over Aliens; and harsh-as it was, had no relation to naturaliza tion, and no man among the hardiest of its supporters at that day, dared to propose the disfranchisement of emigrants or lo'fhe abo lition of the naturalization laws. The public that was indignant at the tyrannical spirit ol that statute,would have burst out in ono shout of condemnation at any attempt to outlaw freemen and reduce them to the condition of slaves, because they were born in another country and were of another people. Upon the resistance to the Alien and Sedition Laws, and in support of the principles announced in those resolutions and that Report of '99, was Mr. Jefferson elected and the Democrat ic parly established as an organized element of political action of this country. From that day to this, has tt been steadfast in its integ rity and purity, upholding and vindicating the liberties of the country. Our Constitution was not wrested from the reluctant hands of lawless kings. It was tho free compact of free sovereignties of freeman, made with each other for their own domestic advantage in the common cause of human freedom, and for the perpetuation of human rights. Our commercial and public necessi ties, and our political principles, all prompt ed us to encourage emigration, and by its healthful influence have we prospered as a people. We have multiplied in our inhabi tants. We have increased iu our wealth,and grown mighty with a population that has been driven to us for shelter and to whom we are pledged before tbe world to secure the rights ol civil and religious liberty, and upon whom we are all likewise pledged as Demo crats, to confer the right of citizenship as tho inalienable right of their manhood. In the making of the laws that govern them they as freemen Itsve a right to participate. To re fuse tbem that right would be impolitic, ille gal and inhuman. By adopting them we have secured the e, rvices of men skilled in ail the mysteries of the mechanio arts, and we have despoiled Europe, and European Monarchies ol greater sources of national and personal property, individual happiness and public renown, than if we had conquered iu a hundred fights. Treat thein as alien;, dia qualify them by statute, and we have iu our midst a body of oppressed unhappy and satisfied men, who would feel their degra dation among freemen and sink to its level. There is not an evil complained ol in the whole catalogue of accusations preferred against the naturalized voters of the country, that would equal the wrong that would be done to oar principles and our people, by the refusal to allow the right of suffrage and tbe equal right of office to all eitizeus. In coun tries where the government is a fraud upon the people, and the right of sufhuge but a name, restraints upon (be rights of citizen ship and religious tests may be in ttrict har mony with (heir constitutions,but in tbia ooun- try dedicated to civil and religious liberty, laws for those purposes would be violent in consistencies that must shock all righl mind ed, men. We know that there aro many, very many, honest and well meaning inea who wandered off from tho proper psth, and | in their desire to correct alleged abuses of the , naturalization laws, have suffered themselves | to give their supports to this new and perni- I cious political heresy. To those men we j would especially appeal, and earnestly en treat thorn to pause before they shall aid in blithering projects, the result of which will startle their understandings and appal their hearts. Let (hem beware of a political parly that has been afraid to reveal its princi ples, and conceals its actions—let them con sider how unmanly and irrational must thote men who would thus secretly unite, ami binding each other in the spirit of mutual die trust, by solemn and illegal oaths, to carry out a great public purpose autl to produce a great political revolution. In tyranical coun tries, where political intolerance and perse cution proscribes men for liberal opinions, such combinations aro sometimes necessary but always dangerous for tbe cause of free dom. But it was left for a Democratic coun try, in a Democratic and liberal age, for men thus to conspire in favor of political intoler ance and persecuting bigotry. To tbe pure minded men who have thus erred and stray ed away, do we submit these considerations for their action, hoping that they will yet re turn to correct views, and sustain the cause of republican liberty by a zealous opposition to tho pernicious principles and intolerant discipline of this new and dangerous fac tion. Before we conclude this appeal to your rea son and your patriotism, we must inviteyour attention to the subject of domestic slavery. With that institution Penney Ivan ians have nothing to do. In the exercise of a wise phi lanthropy, we have, long since, abolished it. But because we have exerted our sovereign power over it, we must not endeavor to con- j trol sister States in the regulation of the sub- , ject. If wo entertain sentiments adverse to | its introduction, we must not propagate these j opinions at the cost of the domestic tranquil- j ity of other S'ates, or at the risk of perilling [ our common Union. It would not become J freemen to be involved in inappeasable dis- j cord, for the sake of a small number of slaves whose condition we cannot change. The j Cunstiiutiou was the result of many adjust ments and compromises, and with it we havo secured domestic tranquility, prime prosper- j ity and publiu liberty. Time will reveal the ! end and purpose of this institution oi' slavery j existing in some of the States of this Union; but while-we live under the Constitution, we j must abide by its provisions and its solemn j compacts. All attempts to regulate tbi^sub-1 ject by congressional action must prove abor tive and end in tumult and disorder. With us the Constitution is paramount to the laws,' and it is disobedience and insubordination of ( the worst kind, to strive, by political agita- j tion to subvert the one, and encroach with : the other. Like all other questions of strictly local con cern, that of Slavery should be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the people of the territory or place in which it is proposed, to establish or reject it. This principle of local self-government is the basis of all our insti tutions, and is essential to political freedom. It may for a time, be abused and trampled on, as other rights have been, but men should not, because of that, be deprived of it. It is for the common interest of alt that each and every citizen should freely and peaceably exercise the right; and the principle and prac tice thus universally ordained and recom mended by the founders of our government, will be firmly maintained by the Democratic party. J. F. JOHNSTON, H. A. GILDEA, ) C . Chairman. JACOB ZEIGLER, J ' Ttie Tattler. There is no being on the habitable globe more degraded aud moro conloinptil le than a tat lor. Vicious principles, want of hones ty, servile meanness, despicable insiduous nes*, form its chnracter. Has he wit! In at tempting to display it he makes himself a loot. Has he friends 1 By unhesitatingly disclosingly their secrets he will make tbem his mast bitter enemies. By telling all be knows, he will soon discover to the world that he knows but little. Does he envy cn individual? His tongue fruitful with false hood, defames his character. Does he covet the favor of any one? He attempts to gain it by slandering others. His approach is fear ed, his person hated, his company unsought, and his sentiments despised as emanating from a heart fruitful with guile, teeming with iniquity, loaded with envy, hatred and re venge. Pleasure of Ilome. Tho beneficent ordination of Divino Prov idonce is that home should form our charac ter. Tho first object of parents should be to make home interesting. It is a bad sign whenever children havo to wander from the parental roof for amusement. Provide plea sure lor them, around their own fireside and among themselves. The excellent Leigh JUchond pursued this plan, had a muse um in his houso, and exorted every nerve to interest his little flock. A love of home is one of the greatest safeguards in tho world to man. Do you ever see men who dolight in their own fireside, strolling about in taverns and saloons? Implant this senti ment early in the child; it is a mighty pres ervation against vice. You cannot be happy without trying to make others happy also. The Internal Machines at Sebuslupol and in the Bnltic- The London Times' correspondent gives the following account ol the small mines which the Russians hare strewed tits ground with about their out-works : I was shown here (at the Maatelon) one of these extraordinary fougasses, or small mines, which are exploded on the touch of the loot, and which tho Russians planted thickly about their advanced works. A strong case containing powdor is sunk in the ground and to it ia attached a thin lube of tin or lead, several feet in length : iu the-upper end of the tube there is enclosed a thin glass tube containing sulphuric or nitric acid. This i portion of the lube is just laid above the earth, where it can ba readily bid by a few blades of grass or a stone. If a person steps on it he bends the tin tube, and breaks the glsss lube inaide. Tho acid immediately escapoa and runs dowu tho tin tube till it ar rives close to its insertion into tho case, and there meets a few grains of chlorate of pet als. Combustion instantly takes place, the mine explodes, and not only destroys every thing that is near i", but throws out a quanti ty of bitumen, with which it is coated, in a state of ignition, so as to burn whatever it rests upon. Later in the day, I very nearly had a practical experience of the working of these mines, for an English 6entry, who kindly warned me off, did not indicate the exact direction till he found he was iu dan ger of my firing it, when lie became very communicative on the subject. One ofthem blew up during tbe armistice, but I don't know what damage it did. We have lost sovoral men by them. While the ground is occupied by the Russians they mark them by small flags, which aro removed when the enemy advance. I: makes it disagree able walking ill the space between the works. The following is a description of one of the machines which are sunk in the Baltic, which have caused so much apprehension among tho allied fleets: Each machine consists of a cone of gal vinized iron, 16 inches in diameter at the j base to apex ; it is divided into three chani- j bets, '.he one near tho bnse being largest, | and containing air causes it to float with the | base uppermost. Iu the center of this cham ber is another, which holds a tube with a] fuse iu it, and an apparatus for firing it.— j This consists of two ' little Iron rods, which j move in guides, and are kept projected over the side of the base by springs which press them outwards. When anything pushes either ol these rods inwards, it strikes against a lover, which moves like a pendulum, iu the fusd lube, and the lower end of the lever breaks or bends a small leaden tube, containing a combustible compound, which is eel on fire by coming in contact with some sulphuric acid held in a capillary tube, which is broken at the same lime, and so flies the fuse, which communi cates the powder contained in the chamber at the apex of the cone, and which holds about 9 or 10 tbe. At tbe extreme apex is a brass ring, to which is attached a rope and some pieces of granite, which mours lliem about nine or ten leel below the surface, so that the only ves sels they could hurt, the gun-boats, float qui etly over them, and now wo know what they are, they have been disarmed of all their dread. But they prove dangerous playthings; the Commander in-Chief was examining ono of tho fuse tubes that was supposed to be spaib, for it was full of mud and water, when he accidentally touched the lever, and it ex ploded in his hanJs, scattering the mud into the faces of all present and literally throwing dirt into their eves, but doing no hurt. The Move and his Mistress. A Story is told of a European famil) that formerly resided on the island of St. Domin go in which an only child was sacrificed by a snake, through the arts of a petted slave. The negro was a favoiite with his mas ter's household ; but in spite of this he be came involved iu one of those deep conspi racies that characterized the early history of the West India Islands, and which resulted, in one inslunco at least, in the deliverance of tho people from an iniquitous yoke of bondage. In the dark hour of night, the slaves from the adjoining plantation, assembled in tho forest to concert their plun of deliveranco from a wicked and cruel thraldom, and also to expose and punish any of their members wbn had shown any reluctance to cairy out their design. Extreme vigilance as well as oautiun was demanded by the nature of the case. The slave we have already alluded to was very naturally suspected of audue affec tion for his young mistress; and it was whis pered that, in tbe general rising he would endeavor to save her from the fate of her fiiends. This supposed humanity on the part of the slave was accounted treason in its worst term; ordered, before the next meeting, to destroy his young mistress as u proof that he was not a traitor at heart. Tbe negro—the confidential servant of his master, and tbe inmate of the household, ac complished his purposes without attracting to himself the least suspictou. Hunting up the nest of a pair of deadly snakes, everywhere to be iountl in tropical climate, with those arts common to semi-sav age minda, be enticod them into the garden, and familiarized them with the vicinity of the house. His plans being perfected, he an nounced to hi* master and mistress that he had reasoa lu believe that there was a deadly I reptile lodged in the vicinity. A large reward [Two Dollars per Annan NUMBER 32. was offered for ils destruction, and in two or three days the negro brooght the female to the house, laid it upon the front steps, and re ceived the congratulations of the family for his faithful devotion. Tite moment he was observed, he dragged the dead carcass of the snake into ite bouse, thrust it through the lattice work that divided the sleeping chambers from the parlors and then opening the door of the sleeping roonl trailed the venomous body across the empty couch of his young mistress, and concluded by depositing it in a coil under the sheets and in the very center of the bed. This being done, he next enveloped the body of the snake in some broad leaves, hid it about bis person and unobserved escaped iulo the open air. At midnight when every door was Opened ami every lattice turned up to admit the re freshing breeze denied during the day—wheu I all were wrapped in profound slumber, the surviving snake was searching for its lost mate. Gradually it approached the dwelling, for it was on tho trHil, climbing up the door steps, glanced iuquiiingly about as fresh evi : donees ot a final success seemed to draw up ! on it, and then stealthily entered the psrlor; j straight across the floor it moved, peneliated l the lattice and mounted the couch. The trait I was warm, and led the reptile under the 1 clothes; the innocent occupant brushed the intruder aside, end in another instant the deadly fangs of the frustrated and angry ser pent were buried deeply in her bosotn. She sighed heavily, for the deep sleep of a tropi j cal climate was upon her and she slumbered | on, to waken no more in this troubled life, and to present her fond parents in the com ing morn, instead of a sweet, doting, intelli gent child, an offensive mass—the most ter rible form of death. a'sTM,. We occasionally light on some rich pro | ceedings in the progress and success of pat i ties ; but the following, taken from the cir | tespondence of the New Vork Herald, is a ! leader. It also carries with it a moral in pol | ilics which will not fail to be observed. About the richest thing out is the villanous | manner in which the editor of the American | Organ in this city was relieved of twenty-five hundred dollars in hard cash. 1 It is well known that the county of I'age jin Virginia, part of the "Old Tenth Le- I giou" of Thomas Jefferscn, and that she at , ways casts un almost unanimous vote (about | 750) for the Democratic ticket, regardless of | tnen. In this county of hard-fisted, unwash ed democracy, the secret Older of Kr.ow- Noihings lound -its way, and a lodge was e tablished. The thing was novel, and the idea of becoming Americans pleased the Dutch to death. Soon 591 members were introduced, and regularly initiated into the mysteries of the order—the lodge numbered a majority of the voters in the county —the record was transmitted post haste to Rich mond, and theuce to all the lodges in the State. The 'Tenth Legion' was giving way, and the prospect was fair for a total route.— Joy pervaded the ranks of tho brother hood as the tidings spread. But fortune is fickle, and even Know Noth ings are not always reliable. A few daya beforo the election the Grand Sachem of Page called his lodge together to consider business of importance ; and when all had assem bled he remarked, in words of soberness, if not of piety—" We profess to be Democrats: we have always been Democrats—but we aro about making d n fools of ourselves. Now I have a proposition to make you: ( 1 r 'po,e that each one of us shall subscribe all the cash we can raise, as a betting fund ) that wo dispatch an agent fo Washington to bet it on the vote of I'age county, and that we then burn our records and vote for Wise." What a glorious prospect for speculation, and no sooner said than done. Neat £30,000 were raised ; and the appuinted agent, ac companied by the presiding officers of the lodge, visited tho city. The latter called on brother Rllis, gave trim the signs, grips, and passwords and assured him that 591 names had been raguluily recorded in Page. This as enough—proof as strong as holy writ, that Page was certain for Flourney the Know- Nothing candidate lor Governor. Jutt about this time a green looking Demoorat from Page happened to cross the path of brothet Kilts, and boasted of Wise's strength in the Tenth Legion." Tne bait took and brothet Kllis was victimized to the tune of £2,500.—• The county cast 661 votes for Wise, and the treacherous Know Nothings pocketed brother Kl'.id' cash, beside winning some £20,000 of others who bet by the record. This lam assuted, is a true statement of how the or gan man was "taken in and did for;" may not others have attempted the same game 1 CHANCE —Never , lut us say of anything whatever that it happened by chance; there is nothing that hath not been concerted—noth ing that hath not ill own particular design and end, by which it forms a link in the chain of appointed order. There is no such a thing as chance. It is only blindness of ignorance that tallceth o! things being strange and un accountable and unlucky. ET If a girl thinks more of her heels than her head, depend upon it she will never a mount to much. Brains which settle in the shoosnever gctabovo them. Young gentle men will please put this down. BT An editor in Ohio thus writes to his subscribers: "Wo hope our friends will overlook our irregularities for the past few weeks. We now permanently located in the county jail, with sufficient force to in sure the regular issue for the future.'*