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JfgentB far the Herald.
The foUowiug.geiillefnen are rcsjiectfuHy request*
fed to give us their assistance in extending (lie circu
Iitim of ihe Hsraid, in their respective (owns slid
neighborhoods. A sixth cop* is gratuitously due to
every sgent who procures us fi v# tgyonaiblc sub
eerihers. J*"*
Wwt Liberty, W. A. Clabi:^,
PeDee, Ro*KitT G. j*
TooMoroua h, Wm. L. Toolf
Rochester, John D. VV'alkkr ani) Wm.Bakm.
Tipton, UN C»'K and.Wii-TuTmu..
Mrtseow. Mn«»s Cot
low* Ci'v. D«. W. \1oCo*M:cr.
f3ra: Vipw, Pn«f M*«f».it.
Port ui«*, ckw od & Ca»
Merchants, everywhere, we authorized to act as
•lir agents in prucuring suhscriliers.
H. W. Thormtui*, Esq.,' is respectfully re"
qttested to art a* our agent at Milprsb.irg Ills
$elcgtapl)c& for tl)t Qeralf.
Kkw Yonk,
passed between Calhoun.'Benton and Westcotl.—
After an explanation from Mr. Calhoun, the motion
was carried in pursuance of prevails notice.
Mr. Douglass introduced a bill providing for the
establishment of a Territorial Government in Ojli-
o n i
prohibiting Slavery in the District of Columbia,
which request wa refused.
M'. Root introduced a resolution directing the
Committee on Territories to report a bill, authorizing
the estahlish'ncnt of Territorial Governments in
California and New Mexico, and excluding slavery
from the same. A motion to l.ty this resolution on
thetahle being defeated, it was laid over,for future
•liscussion, uixier the rule.
Mr. Henry submitted a resolution directing inqui­
ry into the expediency of establishing n branch mint
in California, which was read and laid over under
the rule.
A resolution was then submitted instructing the
committee on Territories to report upon the propri­
ety of granting Texas II l»nds belonging to the
United States, we«t of the Rio Grande. Objection
Icing made,and debate springing up, the resolution
was laid over.
Propositions fotSeporting the proceedings of the
House were submitted.
On motion, the House adj umed.
«A*arrival from Europe, last evening,brings us
Jnlcbigence that the election of General Tav lor to
the Presidency of the United States, has diffused
n unspeakable satisfaction throughout Great Brit
ri?i. The manly tone whivh pervades General
Taylor's addresses to bis country men, as the advo­
cate of |eace, has prejudiced the people ol this coun­
try in
Pari?.—As* /tie elect ion approaches, the people
liegin to frcl alarmed, and are preparing to remove
from the cily until after the fleet ol ih« election is
known. Insurrectional movements by the red Re­
publicans and Socialists arc feared. Lnmartine is
«!{ectcd in Paris to-moirow. A great numlier of
inembers of the Assembly haveurgjd Gen.Cavaig
nac to point tlte Assembly te a pmjet of a law Cor
closing the clutie. This he declines doing. [Ail
interruption of the electric cbment hete spoiled two
•r thr»«e sentences
Herman Stale*,
Ajth-Dukc John, the pieseut Regrnt if tlw ran*
federutetl German Slates, has published a strong
address to the German people. He deprecates the
proceedings in Prussia,aadcommands
peace among
all Germans.
Italy.—An attempt was made on the 14th, to
anassina'e the Duke of Mondiana, and the culprit
was seized and imprisoned.
Irrlr »id—Argument on la writ of error in tbe
ease of Smith O'Urien, was opened before the
Judges of the Queens Bench, on Tuesday. In the
case of O'Dougherty, a memorial signed by the jury
who tried and found Wm guilty, was presented to
the lord Chief Justice, praying commutation of sen-
tence of transportation to a term of imprisonment at
home, fireslah and other towns were perfectly rife
to take op the sword. The. English General has
burgfeer guaicbl
Dec. 13th, 1848.
ehas lieen four new raws of cholera, at Sia
ren Island and two deaths at the hospital. To-day
there was one death from cholera in the city. We
have yet beard of no cases in Canada, and the pre.
sumption is, ihat tiff prslilenre lias made its first
appearand'. in Western world, at this city.
In the Senafe:~Afier prayes, 6undry petitions
and memorials idlre presented and referred to ap
propriate committees.
Mr. Carnerun presented a petition, numerously
signed bv citizens o' Columbia couufy, Pennsylva
nia, praying a recudion in the 'I'arilTof 1846.
Mr. Dickinson submitted a resolution instructing
the commit'ee on Post Offices end Port Roads re
specting mail service.
Mr. Benton presented a petition from a number
#f citizens of New Mexico, praying for ihe establish
ment «f a Territorial Government. I|Mn a motion
to r»fcr and print, an animated discussion arose,
tiken }»arl in by MetiKr!7. Cliyton, Benton and Cal-
houn, in the course of which some angty words convened at the Capital, ».n the of D^cm
After the transaction of unimportant
business. Mr. Palfrey asked leave to introduce a bill
his directions for ibe disarming of the
I JtUtceiianeouM Leittr^ from ]i«loii,
Spain, state that a conspiracy lad been detected ly
Government, whose vigilance had saved the country
from an outbreak, which was to hive taken place
on all-saints-day. A numlier of the disaffected had
been put under arrest, to lie tried by court martial.
Letters from Rome announce that insurrfcti-mnry
moverre.nU had'taken ulace among the Pontifical
troops in garrison, tod in the marches oa the Aus­
trian f'Ontier.
Lamartine, it is said, will Itecome a candidate for
the Presidency of Frinee, after a!' and hii frieinls
are taking measures to secure his election.
As we Ite.-ome correctly inf.rfm- of the recent
events at Vienna, we are struik with the horrilrle
character of the crisis through whieh the people of
that city have^ Tj»a^^tjs ^tr)i^lied b)U
ernne^r mir cou111ryiurn, tvho were compelled to
take up nrms during the seige and m!acdnient.
until their consuls made their ewape to ihe Imperi­
al Army, all prove that the Students and J^mo
cratic party were perfectly reckl'sj of I fe, and only
aimed at defying the Impend mamh'e*.
ter. 1848. furrbe purpo«rtfo'jyainzioij
Medu-al Nocien and hnviiii* appointed if)".
W. VV. WOODS. Chairman, aid J. W.
Fmnt,Seere-iary, ihey concurred in tbe adop
tion ol tbe lollouino res .loM 'ii?:
fft?—That Drs. S. S. Ransom. W. H. White
nn4 J. V-t»»^j4T»»rr, f»**"Tt »-finiiiirtT««'T?r""pre~
pare a conRti'ini hi. for the future ooverninent
of the sneiety Dr. S S. »nsnin. cbairtnviu.
Sr. Ijovis, Uee. 15. 1818.
The ifterltet is bare of produce. Nothing of im­
portance, in the way of trade, has transpired to-day^
A few stn dl lots of I.ard sold at previous ratfb.—
Twelve casks pickled s-houlders sold at 3 rents per
pound, ami 14 bids, hums at 4 1-4 cents. 78 bids.
No. 1 Lard, a* 5 3-4 cents, and a small 1 »t of No.
2, at 5 1-2. 80 sacks of common VVIirat sold at
70 cents per bushel and one tat of good, from storr.
at 82 cents, sacks returned. IVo sales of Ftaur.—
Sales of Whiskey a' 17 a 17 3-4 cents. Nothing
reported in ?mp. No Crn, Oats or other grain
upon the levee. 157 sac ks of good Barley, from
"tore, sold at 56 1-2 cents, sa lts returned.
Hons.— We hear of sales embracing nearly 1500
head, at 2 75 a 3$. dividing on 200 pound? und for
average of 250, $2 12 1-2.
River still receding, and freights looking up. 50
a 55 cents per bbl. was asked for Flour, to New Or­
leans, and other articles* in pioportiou. Lard 25
cents per hundred pounds. Pork 65 a 70 cents per
barrel. %c
»W edical Caw nit inn.
In jrorsMfutee of pid»it-lied noiice* sundry
Physicians, from difletMii pnriimis i in»' Nia'e
W II. While, W. Mi-Ciir-
iniek. '-mil W. Flint, he a cuiminee in pre
pare for ihe s--riety rules on Medical Ethics—
Dr. W. II. White. Chairman.
3-rd—Ttiai Dr*. George Reeder, I. VV pa
tbpr»vax, S. M. Ballard. Nasler. and
Rar.soui, be a cmniinee to pre|are tor :be
a lopiion nt the society a fee bill —Dr. G.
U-eder, Chairman
4ih— I'll a i Dr. VV. VV. Wncds, b^ requested
to address ihe society, at the opening of its
next convention.
5h —That the Chairman and Seeretarf,
cntiwue incflke, until successors are appoint
fiih—That the proceeding* of this mee'in^
widi an appeal iliereunto appended, asking
the profession generally io co-operate in ihe
undertaking be fcijrned hy the ('liairman and
Secretary and that die. editors of llie several
papers tbroutrhout the Sta»e he respectfully re
qoesterl to oive ibe same one insertion.
(I h—That ttiis tneeMoir adj urn to ennvpn^
at Burlington, on the first Wednesday in May,
To ike memlers nf tht Medical Profession
tkrntr^hiiut ihe Stale Inni:
Gfnti.k.MkN In accordance with ibe av'-ca
lions of yi iir caliii jr. you are maile the «»nar
dians of the best, of the most sacred, of the
temporal interests ol the cuinmnniiy by which
yon are surrounded. Yours is ilie al'otted
a*k to drspense health to the sick, eonsola
lion an I hope to the afflicted and despondincr,
to donate i»f your time and aubstauee to the
iMif iitunate ,-.ud improvident. Maviinj miorat
ed frniu divers sections of the older States,
you are in a «jreat measure simmers, each to
the miters. If laudably eriirag?d in your a
dopted eallitMj, yours is a unity nf interest, a
concurrence of purpo-e. Your i'Heresl de
inands every possible exer'irm fur the advance
nielli of your profession to the suiiKiiit of lis
usefulness: let it be your purpose to secure
that interest hy participating in our action,
which may rpsult in the general good.' In
order more efficiently to accomplish so desira
ble an object, you are cordially, earnestly, in
vited to mel wib us at Burlington, there to
a-^ist by your deliberations and counsels, in
effecting so ch orgauiz iiions, and forwarding
such objects as ihe .id vanceineut nf nor prafes
sii n, and general interests of our cnuiiiry*d«
inand. Relying on i|ih ititegrcy of our pro
fession. w« coi fidenily vntici|Mie a cm cur
rem and numerous representation from every
por'iou of Ihe Sate and respectfully submit
our prospective hopes to y.nr deliberate con
sideration W. VV. WOODS, Chairman.
J. W. Fmnt, Secretary,
SMocing Horses.—At a meeting of the
Royal Agricultural Society of England,
*ome time since,
s Death not a Painful
Newull remarked
that lie frequemy found old horses shod
w ith a layer of leather forming an artificial
sole hetwpen the shoe and the hoof, recov
er from the severe affections causing inju
ry to the hoof—such for instance, as con
tractions, briuieness, and cracks, or even
disease of.the foot itself, as thrushes, can
ker, corns, &i?., and perfectly regain its
original elasticity and firmness.—Ex.Pu
'^Ws think that most pemoos bav« been led
to regard dying as a much more painful etiange
lb in it generally is firs', because Ihey have
found, tiy what they experienced In themselves
and observed in others, that sentient beings
olien struggle when in distress beuce Strug
glirig to ihem is a sign, an invariable 6ign of
distress. Muscular action and consciousness
are two distinct thing*, of en existing separate
ly and we have abuiidint reason to beinve
that in a great portion of cases ibo+e si rug j'es
of a dying man which are so distressing lobe
bobl, are entirely independent of conscious
ness aslt.e struggles of a decapitated fowl.—
A second reason why men are led to regard
dying as a very painful change, 19 because
,4H£» #«*»t wuH- nt dttug.
and forgetting »ha' like cause prove like effrt s
only under simitar ciri-tiinstances, (hey infer
that life canm-i hn destroyed without still
greater pain. But the pains of death are less
han we have been led to believe, ajid wk doubt
not that many persons who live 10 the age of
puberty undergo tenfold more misery than iliey
would, did they under-tand correct views con
cerning the change. In all cases of dying the
individual suffers no pain after the sensibility
of his nervous sjs ein is destroyed, which is
often without any previous pain, Those who
are struck dead by a strike of lighting, those
who are decapitated by one blow of llie axe,
and those who are instarrly destroyed by a
crush of be brain, experience no pain at all
tn passing Ir ui a sia u of life to a dead state.
One moment's expecta iin of being thus des
troyed far exceeds in misery the
The tncidmls «-onnecied with lliis era ill
our history should be remembered, to be pro
porly estimated. In 1819 Missouri applied
tie admitted as a Stale into Ihe Unl u. A
~nhjec,i (vhich had been bruiied in the pubhc
prints, and which had deeply agitated Ihe
public minds, was the recognition of slavery
Shall there he slavery or involuntary servi
tude in said territory," was discussed at two
sessions, and such was the angry feeling
produced by the discussi n, that the most
relentless hostilities were caused, riot only in
Congress, hut in every portion of the Union.
'The North was arrayed against the South,
and Ihe tim-d threatening deior.ustra inus were
usid by these different eecimi* of Ihe Con
lederaoy. And to-such a degree did this feel
ing prevail io Congress, thai all social inter
cours** between Its members was desimypd..
This feeling was most graphically displayed
in our pre-encc by the late Governor James
Barbour, and Barbour, both of whom
were members at the time. Judge Barbour of
he lower Mouse, declated th
11 lie had never
conceived so intense an excitement could ex
ist in :ny body. 'Trie Northern and Southern
members occupied different pans nf the hall,
the usual courtesies were abandoned, ami the
most irritating and provoking threats and ges
ticulations were pricticed from one to the o
Iher. The .Master Spirits of the House had
vainly endeavored to throw oil on the troubled
waters. Kvery eff irt increased the excitement,
ami opened wider ibe breach which was alarm
lugly enlarging heiween ihein. After all ex
pedient had failed, ami Congress and the na
tion had despaired of conciliation, and scarce
ly a hope left, the friend of the country wa9
heard rebuking iht» ai gry billows of faction,
lie said to the waves he s'lll, and nh«iih
ttie winds ceased. Henry Clay that man who
lives in every patriotic heart in tills Union
will do justice, was the last 10 come to 11,e
rescue, and lo film alone is doe the salvation
of this* Union. We wish we could give the
history of ibis *ffort as it was given 10 us hy
the late Judge Barbour, who, though a warm
politioal opponent of Mr. Clay* was yet dis
posed to do him justice. He described the
scene as the most imposing he had ever wit
nessed. Kach side of the hall were ihe North
ern and Southern members, occupying sepa
rate and opposite seats. Mr. Clay stood in the
av.tiue between litem, and for sevpral hours
held :bein in ihe most et/rap ured enthral*
ment. It was not mini he bad been some
time speaking that he observed ihe effect
which his overpowering eloquence hid u*
pon his audience. For the h'St hour they
were as solid and immoveable as the marble
pillars with which they were surrounded. No*
iniug seemed to arouse them but finally there
came from the orator a torrent of eloquence,
accompanied with appeals to iheir patriotism,
that touched a chord which none could resist.
The evidence of ibis eff rl were seen in the
influences nputi Ihe House. From entire
difli-rence, the deepest concern was exliihi
led in the restless movements and auxinug
countenances of the Northern members. On
one occasion, they involuntary rose from their
seats, and expressed their feelings in the most
decisive manifestations. 1 had read, said
Judge B., of Roman and Grecian oratory
—I was familiar with the accounts furnished
IDcooUft ta tljc bisscmiuation of corrcct moral anb" political principlca.an«i tljc carh) transmission of foreign avXt domestic Ncws.{$4
BV C. KNoWl/roh, M. D.
ttie act. Those who faint 111 having a litllf
blood taken frmu the arr, or, on any other oc
casion, ive already endured all the misery
iney ever would, did they not again revive.—
Those wh die of fevers and most other dis
eases suffer their greatest p*i", generally,
hours even days, before ih^y expire
The sensibility of the nervous system be
comes gradual y diminished their pain be
comes less and le-s ncu'f under the same ex
isting cause at the moment when Iheir friends
think Ihem in the greatest distress, ihey are
more at pase than ihey have been for many
days previ n« their disease, a* tar as respects
tneir feelings, begins, to act upo them like an
piate. Indeed many are already dead as n
respec's themselves, when igour uil hysiamlers
are much the most i he pit:e-l, iu.i fo» ihe
lo»s nf' iheir friend», but for their s\ mpa'liiz i
aiiL'tiish. 'Those di-ea»es which destroy life
wilhout i nmediately aff-'ciing ti|« nervous sys
ii-, give rise 10 more pal ihau those lhai d«
effect Itie system so as to impair lis sensibili
ty. 'The most p-iiuful death* which human
heings inflict upon each o'her are iho-e produe
ed t»y itie rack and faggot. 'The halter is not
s||. cr.ueLaft tillo nf thoye, but uh«b sa»aoe
Mian ihe axe. Horror and pain considered. 11
seems to us thai we should choose a narcotic
to either.
u» of Y resi»ubl« effe ts of 'ha pl i 'iji
pie.« pulemos heiies. and Cicero's e|. q««nt
dr*nnnfc»»ons -f.Caialine, hut I had no pro
per codUhmuof eloquence until I heard Heq
ry CUtin the Missouri (yompromise. I feel
no hesiiuou in saying that oy that effirt itie
Union saved." Thus spoke one of Mr.
Clay'siirvlenling opponents—one who wit
nesspd bipxliihiiions aVthts period, ami upm
a suhjtioyvKiiitely tle itio-t rxc.iting and ihe
most *iMy important w4iicb had ever been
agitated I our Natioruil Councils. Nor wa*
i i ou|i 'nal »nelo Congress Rvery persnu
in ll^i (J'in p^riMik of iheexcite»ent The
people ww as deeply excite^l their -repre
sentaiiwW M^'iinruU were sent up Alien
w ith tbnpshiuu and shrining rein^nstrauces,
atoi cabnltcnn'euiiila'ed a dissolniion of the
Uj(\ the oty*e branch Was j^esented
hy Mr. Cjy, a treaty of amity was declared,
pledges vfre exchanged, good faith and honor
were pu^f'ed.aud peace and good feeling re
stored jo he pponle and the goveriitiieut.—
Fredery:ihtrih Sews.
In oi regiment were several wild youno
fellow-ion none more so rhau I ami 83 our
life in Hmp wa^ very monotonous, the uffi
cers brjok themselves lo gaming. Or.eday
after di'je^ the cards were brought, and all of
us enteri with such energy into the faciua
ing gat^, that every thiug else was in a man
lier iiegtcied. At length we changed it, and
betook jrselvps in couples lo separate games
1 and lign A as gay ami rakish a ras
cal as eir lived, that we might pursue our
game tinterru'redly ordered a servant ti
ca»ry otfinto a sort nf summer bcuse a de
canter n|wo of w ine, and ihe cards and thi
ther weoou followed. We played with ir.
leiise ei^r^ess for several hours, till it grew
so dark jat we could hardly see what was be
fore us. I had been the gamer all the eve
»CnmjA •.* said I, addressing my com
panion, jam sure it is high time we should
quit our irds, and return, for we'vo a good
deal of ^iuieiHal business lo do lo-nighi.'
»Siay,'otn and finish the game, you will
not iimvtau inch till then.'
'I tell tu A I must, and will be gone
why slrnjd we thus make toil of pleasure,
and hesufe. gain another rebuke troui the
Cob-eel. I'll away/ 'Stay, and try one
.re gatrl' said A living bis baud on my
arm, 'anti'll win back what I've lost."
*1 mavierhaps. to rr **•, but now go I
will t'iii, replied 'ny companion—'If you
do go, 1'ljn and fiotsh the gtftiH*, I had
ihe devil
my partner^
•A mev glme, and a oleasant partner,
for you lewell" said I, and left tbe room.
I hasteneiio my own apartment, wi'.ere I had
a good
*nf regimental business to IMnsac
I had notyep so eug-mett
floor opeue^aiid in rushed Knsign A ins
eyes startin*viih horror, atitl cheeks as pile
as utile. |e sat down on a chair, looked
fixedly on 11 but without sp**aking a word
I called for ine, and got blu»
,7..-. fi
swallow a
li'ile. 'Theold perspiration burst Iroiu bis
(orehead, an his eyes glared in every corner
of the tonics tho' apprehensive that 60tne
wild hp&st ws ready to spring upon tinn.
•Why, A ^aitl I. shaking hmi, "what is the
matter with ^iu1 Are you ni-Kl?' II* made
no answer e*ept by a faint murmuring kind
of indisnnctthtsper. 'Are von Irightened
or—what!' eiitinoed I, 111 tiooing to ttie ser
vant to leavithe room By degrees my com*
panion hecae composed.
'Oh, Tomsatd he. f.iintly W& 'I
am a lost iri/, a dead tnan!'
•Pshaw good fellow what is ihe roa'ter
with you? Y'i've been too free with wine and
that added t.yonr heattd spitUs. neatly over
turned y ourfirain .*
'No T.»r:Jlie replied,'I am soher
I ever was s before in my li'e. I3u' tt\y tl'ays
are numberej Ne\t 'Tuesday, I shall be n»
Ioniser an i- ihitaut »f 'bis world! I ne'H was
something s« imlescribaWv aff «ting, (may
say, *h kty, in tb? deep, deliberate tone of
voii e wi'h wiich he utterred ibis, as well as
the asbey buof his countenance, that I sit
down by hiside wrhout sneaking A' length
taking his tin (I in mine I asked him in as
soothing a runner as 1 wa9 able what h.»d
caused his teror.
•Do you nnember what I said, Tom, rm
your leavinglie to-nighi]' 'Faith, yes. was
it not that Jiu would play if y« had the
devil for a painer? 'Yes,' replied A with
a sickening sfiile,'I did so an I tie rook me
at my word?' he continued, grasping* as for
'Why —writ,* stammered I. p.iraking of
his fright, »wty A you don't mean to say
that—''I meafc to say simply this,' replied
my co/npatii with dreaded calmness,' hat
Siian has laket'tie al 111V word. A lew mo
inenis after yw bad left, 'i leaned mv head
on my bands,ind shut my eyes Immediate
ly I heard a railing among the cards on the
table bef re 11*. 'I started-—' and a convul
sive shudd-entu shook his frame 'there sat
opposite me ii the chair which you had jusi
left vacant, a pale, tall man, dressed in black.
VVbv. ho V iujhed I's naiue did you coma
here?' said I il amazement.*
To fini-h tlje game with yon, as fOtl wl%h
ed said the stringer, dolibera'ely, at the same
time arranging
the cards. I saw that his hand
was as white a« alabaster, and lie put his
cards in order wi'h amazing care and skill.
He offUr me the pack. Why-why. who
are yon and wleuce did you cooie? stammer'*
ed I, at the sa»e time my eyes dancing in my
head, and my knees smote together 'I
c*me to finish #ie game with yon, a! your own
request?' said the stranger precisely in "he
same lone and manner as before. I would
have answeredi but my tongue clave to the
roof of my month. 'Why do you not take
the cards.' said the stranger, in|a hollow lone.
Will yon finish the game according to your
'No!' I contrived to stammer out. His eyes
glared at me, as though his head was filled
with livid fire. He rose, and bending bis
fiendish face close to mine, thundered in tny
ear—' This night, week, then, thou shall finish
it in hell?' My eyes dosed unconfciously,
as though they would never again open when
He had finished I looked np, howew, none bol
ny*elf.w*s io the noro, an£ fist a« tny trein
filing liuth* would carry tn«», have |.»otne thi
titer. Oh, Torn, I .tm a dead outttf 1 an doom
ed! I am d.iouied!'
Such «*a« ibe fearfu? narrative of Rnsigrv
4——. Ilts friend |lai-^hnn in bed. A
delirium seized him, the braio fever fuilowed.
and toat nijrht a week h*
Sornn t*n days since Mr. Hpnry Ryder, the
great horse ibief ca'cher, caWed al this offi.«e
and related an incident in Hid life of one of
the rascals he caught in Indiana, wh^ was dis
ehtrged from custody here by the bebeat cor
pus process.
It seems from what we g^'her on the *nh
jtrcj^, that, a IW of horse thieves and'WKHpf*
went lo the house of an elderly German, li*
inj|in Jackson county, la who had in htapoa
session s nn*t hnntlred dollars in sitaer. The
rascals tied the old man, bis wife and three or
four children hand and foot, anil then tnade
them fi to the middle of the floor of thetr
own house, by raising a platrk and lying the
wholp to the sleeper upon Ihe floor! The rob
hers then ransacked Ihe honsp for the silver
And after getting possession of it, they delib
crated what shon'd be done with the fatni y
Some were for killing them on tbe sp it, say
ing that dead persons tell no tales others of
tbe gang said
Let them go—they cannot
harm us Those in favor of allowing the
faintly their lives stepped out of the door,
and were making off those who were for de
spiH'hing thetn hurriedly threw the fea'her
hud and straw under bed over the confined
group, and setting fire 10 them decimped, shut
ing ilie door close behind them.
lu a few mnmen's tho robbers ware out of
«ight, the lire of the lighted beds wa« growing
holier. What was to be done? AH tried tbe
strength of the cords that bound ihem time and
time again. The fire grew hotter and the ex
ertions greater. At leng'h the wife and 1110
ther broke loose from the sleepers she was
yet tied hand and foot. A though' struck her!
She rolled —for she could not walk— to the
fire p'ace, thrust her bands into the burning
embers and held ihem thereuntil the fie
burnt off ihe cords tha' bound her hands—
unloosed Ifer feet and saved her husband and
children. The fire had m-l i-jured the latter
bad'y. and the husband flew for assistance
hut as this unfortunate family lived some dis
tance from neighbors, ii was a .Iruig lime be
fore help arrived O'.ie nf Ihe fi-mds parliei
pa'ing in the attempted destruction of this In
nocent family, was by all accounts hi loose
here by means of ihe abuse of ttie habeas
corpus act. Humanity shudders at the thong hi
nf such villany as depicted aho»e. 'I'o the un
heard r.f heroism of that wife and mother the
.-,rtnsw .« h""l
of such a thrilling escape, or seen in a more
hideous aspect the wickedness of the abandon
ed. Cin. Corn.
The Kingston British Whig of lb# fltli
instant, thus speculates:
It would appear by a telegraphic report that
fi»*n. 'Taylor has been elected President of the
United Slates of Am-rica. Prior to the elec
tion the hopes nf ihe VV logs were veiy strong,
and it is ween by the result their hopes were
well fotind-.n!'. We hatdly know whether we
should congratulate ihe country on thH eleva
lion of CJen. Taylor or not. lie himself i an
estimable man, and his party is composed of
nearly all the wealth and intelligence of he
Union but 011 the other hand that par'y is, and
ever has been oppospd to a new t3riff and the
introduction of British Goods. I Iip cry is
protection lor native productions. Whereas
(inn. Cass and the minerals, although op
ponents itl speech lo CJreat Britain and her in
infp.it*. have always advocated a low 'Tariff
and FfPe 'Trade. 'Thus whilst Hie VVbtgs
speak the fairest to Great Britain, and treat
her with the utmost courtesy, they close the
ports lo her merchandize and manufactures
while the Democrats furious in their denun
ciation, and threatening war every instant,
nevertheless freely admit ami consume the
commodities of the nation they provoke,
This small steamer tunning between Cairo
and Nashville, was run into a short distance
below Sniithland, a few nights «ince hy ano
ther small steamer called the Clipper, knock
ing her cabins entirely off, and capsizing her
hull, keel up Most of the passengers appeared
from tbe iitiperfrct accounts, lo have been la
dies. w were either disposed for Ihe night
or retiring, and who when the cabin was dis
lodged were ejected violently with iheir light
covering in the water. 'The Captain threw
out a plank, winch was eage'lv clung to hv
three young ladies, one of Whom was washed
awav by ihe swell caused by the Cliptier.
but like a heroine regained herpnsHon Most
happily no lives were lost. 'The next day ihe
cabin was towed near to shore and most of
the luggage it contained was fished nut. We
are told she bad no cargo 011 board,—Organ*
•'Term's 'sit—A piotis old negro, while
saying grtce at the table, not only used
to ask a blessing on all he had upon his
board, but woulu also petitition to have
some definite d.sh supplied. One day it
was known thai Cato was out of pota
toes, and suspecting that he would pray
fur the saute at dinner, a wag provided
him«elf with a stnsll measure of the veg
cfabtes and stole under the window, near
wli'cli stood the table of our colored
christian. Soon Cato drew up a chair and
'O, massa Lord! wilt dow in dy provi
dent kindness, condescend to bress ev'ry
ting before us: and be pleased to stow
upon ii" Jtisl a tatoes—and all the
praise."—| Mere the potatoes were dashed
upon the table, nreaking plates and up
setting the mustard pot.] "Dem's 'em,
massa Lord!" said Cato looking up with
surprise. -Only j«»t lif **m down littla
easier ne*t itm®-
heeiL^liuaal lt
•sn.-r -r-f||gj^
n 1
\"rr^eit at a gat
whole. famiiv ruyje ilieju.esc.uia-liaiM- a g^in»^ of Fwenty Dur.fe, and by
X,t ",'f */,*
wifli Mir
tisemente setting forth the wonderful effects of
certain iuedicine%» for which the merit is claim-
fc '^jficfamststrmts
Opposite the *t• k, and next door le tbe Old
01 ictnr's Foundary, where he m»y at all
tunes be found, except when absent.
'The following is a list of some of the dis**
ses which he cures, in all cases without fki1»
wherher called in time or not.
IVmderful Mtdicine*—Tli« re are few titers
in the country that do not publish lottf adter- jy
ed uf curing all sorts of ^diseases, with Mm#
that never did exist sine* the first day of Ad
am's existence. But thefoUowtiig advertise'
men* recently posted iit Springfield, Ohio,
puts he veil upon i»»o«i nther« «,
Dr Lewis Ilill, tale «f the Mammoth tilif, 4
Who wishes it understood that he is oppo**
ed lo tbe use of 'Calitny* and in favor ofthe,
use of' Terp'nin*
,* has opened an oft** fi)Ttba
practice of Medicine. Surgery, and Lsgerde
tuaio/in thr-baseiii#irt*jinry of the.
Giirrastacutis, Hippopotamus, ffyhatus Ec»
laiupsesviius, Hydrostatics, private diseases of
all kinds, «o quick as to stagger credulity,
Sal.tratus. Yaller din [hce, Ooesity. Hipati
mis, Neli'erash, Lockjavv, Fallingolf Inforuu*
tiou il the 1 Glanders, Information «f the
B'Wels, Potato Rot, B'ack 'Toiigue Night
mare, Inlorinatioii on the Stomach Diarear,
sour mouth from taking inarkry, 1
on the brain, ul stomach. Itydnuiic Fits,
Milk Sicklies*. Sal'room, M*rcohoza rrw, Ab*
delkadar, l)elir'um Tremens, Leprosy, And
all Incurable diseases.
lu nddriou to bis regular duties as a phyii
cian. Dr. H. will deVu*H a portion of his time
to his old and fa»or«te profession of
Ghost Laying,
Which he practiced with such maotfesl e*f
cess under the title Count Nesslerode, In
former years, in Kentucky,Tennessee, Ohio,
and luriiaitria. All Gliosis laid al the reduced
price of $5 per head, so qui?k as tu stagger
credulity, and no questions asked, except such
as may be absolutely necessary to success.
'The highest price paid tor old Horse Shoes.
In a Tight Place. Ttie N. O. Spirit
says, iliat a well known Greek* "Major
Doplev," being a«ked as lo the tightest
place he had ever go* into, looked reflec
tive, took drink, and rep!i e as follows:
Weil, the tii-t time I wen
down South,
going from Natchez 10 Orleans, on the »ll
VJuselle, the suine that bursted her boilei
since 1 come across a rough up-country
lellow—a varmint-looking chap, from
mnewhere back of Memphis. 1 hadn't
r, V,
)e ljllte WJ lh ll U(al he /e
.„, Or-
leatrs, itl got pretty much all he had,
(about SIOO1} and hadn't gin hin» a wrin
kle in a gtneral way into the bargain.'
We both stopped at the same house, in
Camp street, and the first night we got
there just after supper, my up country
friend) beckoned me out of the bar-room,
and taking me some ways up a dark alley,
that was next the hotel, he put lira hand
to the back, of hn neck.and drew an eigh
teen inch bowie —a perfect cleaver. Ge
mini! I thought he was going to divide
me, and I sung out Stranger, put tip your
syihe—how much do you want?' May be
I didn't feel better when he broke hie
mind to me, and I found out that he want
ed to 'spout' his knife to me for a 'iethr
to-go Iff the Masquerade."
PocTtTATioy.—A country schoolmaster who
found it rather difficult to make his pupils ob
serve the difference in rending lietwccn a comma
and period, adopted a plan of his own, which, he
flittered himself, would make them proficients iit
the art of punctuation thus, in reading, when they
came to a comma, they were to say tick, ami at a
colon or setni-colon, tick, lick.- and at s period, tick,
ticfi. lick. Now, so happened that the worthy
dominie received notice that the parish inioisler
was to pay a visit of examination to his school, and
as he was desirous that his pupils should"show to
the l»est advantage, he gave them an extra drill the
day before the ex imination. "Now said he, ad
(.rcssitu his pupils, "whe.i you read beforethe min
ister tii-mnrrow. you are to leave out the ticks, tho
you must think of ihem as you gial in?, for the s
of elo-utioti." So far, so good. Next day came,
ami with il Ihe minister. It so happened that the'
fir4 I101 died up by the minister had been' absent-:
ihe preceding day. and in the hurry, the master hat!
forgotten to give hint'^instructions how to act. 'Ths»
minister asked ihe bov lo read a chapter rn the Old'
Testament, which he pointed out. The lioy com-
plied. an«l in lit* liest accent b-gau to rea l— Am&
the Lord spike uuto "ses saving, tick, sp^ak un«
lo the children of Urael sivi i^ tick. tick, ajid
slialt th hi say unto ihem, t'ck, tick, tick
unfortunate Killy. iu his own shle, acted* like
shower bath on the |ioor Dominie, whilst the mio»*
isler and his friends alin sl died of laughter.
Oil, Matty Van.—Here is a Barnburn
er parody 011 ''Oh. Susannah":
"I ha I a dream the other night,
when all around etlfc
I thought I saw old Kinderbook 'a going dawn thsf
A cabbage stalk was in his mouth, a tmi
1 in bis*
Sa/s he. 'We're lieaten nortli and south, but Johns
ny dont you cry.'"
Hit him agin, he's got no friend*.
|C7»Are von not the man that tried to*
picK my pocket? said a gentleman toa»
loafer whom he recogniaed in a
There now, my dear sir, said the loafer/,
laving his hand on lite shoulder of ih«fr
other, 'that's enough of thtl.
interest in the discussion of such subjects.
Acts n»t Jicsehitions'--1n conversations witfcf^
a worthv and sensible gentleman, at the Sy*
nod of
Virginia, on the itiRufficienry of merei
resolutions, said be,«' I have read a boek eall-
ed ihe Acts of the Apostles. I have not eeeivilt
e i o o o e a o n o n s a n a
mrnrtr. v t-

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