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From tlw Richmond Eilqntrof.
Abolition Hypocrisy.
The Norihern Ensign, a Scotoh paper,
rive* the following details of the shocking
irutaliiy perpetrated on the estates of the
)uohesa of Sutherland :
? In a small house in Tubeg Skerray,
n the parish of Tongue, lived a High
ander and his wife, within less than a
[uarter of a mile of the house in which,
hey were born and brought up, and
rhfoh their fathers still oocupied as ten
kQts under the Duke of Sutherland, Mr.
lobert Horsborough being factor. Short
y before the occurrence which our con
etaporary relates, Wm. M'Kay's wife
ras confined of her fourth child, and was
till in bed, and unfit to be removed from
t. But, on the 26ih of June, a neighbor
formed M'Kay that a party of law offi
cers were coming to turn himself and fa
mily out. The husband hastened to the
louse to inform liia wife, and, of course,
xmsole her. In an instant the messengor
rt-ttms, with his party, were at the door;
Iheir speaking wa3 heard by the poor wo
man, and she begah to tremble ; cold per
spir&tipn covered her body all over ; the
officer came in, and soon cleared the house
of every article of furniture ; and, lastly,
ihe wife and her newly-born babe must
be turned out too. The mid-wife remon
strated, but in vaip. The law officers
said they would be required to execute
their commission. The poor woman was,
lu spite of every remonstrance, doomed
to be removed. These executioners of
Justice had, they said, their instructions
.?but, may it not be said, wanted the
tenderness which would suggest to them
the delicacy and danger of interfering
jrltli a woman iu such a state ? They
aurrounded her in the corner in which
she lay, laid hold of the sheet or covering
which was under her, carried her out o!
the house, and placed her on the ground
at a distance, and sped back to the worl
of demolition ; dirots and cabors were
thrown in all directions ; the hatchet cul
down the couple-tree, and in a very Bliorl
time the roof of the hut disappeared and
eo did its destroyers. They had mort
work of a kindred nature to perform thai
day. _ In an agony of feeling, the husband
ran off a distance of five miles to procurc
medical aid, while his wife, with lier new
born infant, lay on a little straw upon the
ground, and it was not till night that, by
the kindness of her poor neighbors, she
and her children were deposited in ar
empty barn. We cannot, except in some
of our English law cruellies, recall sucl:
a circumstance which has occasioned us
deeper indignation than tho incidents o
this painful narrative, nor one which de
mends stricter investigation. In the for
Bier we have, indeed, had cruelty in it:
worst possible form, as far as the act!
themselves are concerned. We can uu
derstand the workhouse official, snatching
perhaps from starvation by the salary h<
receives, and eager to recommend himsel
to his employers by an economizing us(
of his functions, committing acts of inhu
inanity at which one feels horrified. Bu
that such things can take place under thi
eyes of the Duchess of Sutherland, fills u
with as much astonishment as pain. It i
not many months since the ladies of Eng
land appealed to their sisters in Amcrici
on behalf of the poor blacks, imploring
them to exert their influence to put ai
end to the deplorable and shocking sys
tem of slavery ; and the first name whicl
the signature to that appeal bore, was thi
name of the Duchess of Sutherland. Wil
that woman look at home and think o
poor William M'Kay's wife, carried in i
sheet out of her hut, and laid, trembling
on the ground, with her new born infan
in her arms ?"
xjiis is ine samo uucness ol Suther
land, so heartlessly cold to the suffering!
of the while slaves on her estates, who
some time since, startled the sensibilities
of lier sisters of the nobility and the ladioi
of England, by her mock tears over lh<
evils inflicted, by our Southern people, or
imaginary "Uncle Tom's" three thousanc
miles distant! The liblleous pictures o
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe aroused t"n<
sympathies of the noblo lady and friend:
lo such an extent, that Mrs. Stowe wai
feted in their splendid palaces, her highlj
colored work extolled as a true picture o
the condition of master and slave in th<
United States, and most inflammatory ap
peals made publicly and privately, agains
American slaveholders. The whole civil
ized world was invokod to point the fingei
of scorn at the American confederacy
which would allow the comtamination o,
slavery, had the Noblo Ladies, with the
benevolent Duchess at their head, officious
ly thrust themselves into our own domes
tic institutions, and directly attempted tc
inaugurate a movement in our midst,
whose only fruit would have been tho an
nihilation of vast property, and the con
signment of millions of happy beings tc
starvation and misery. This foreign in
terference; and practical app\lcation ol
Woman's Rights, was mot at the thres
hold by our indignant people. One o(
bur own gifted ladies stepped forth in de
fence of her maligned country, and, with
the power of eloquence, overthrew the
flimsy creations of the over-excited foreign
abolitionists in female garb. The name
of the Duchess of Sutherland has been
lost in the failure of exploded and Quix
otic schemes, until it is now revived in
the startling details of the gross outrage
Upon humanity, set forth above. The
world will look with amazement and hor
ror upon an unparalleled barbarity prac
tised on her own estate, and with the full
knowledge find consent of the Noble
Duchess whose tender sympathies are ex
clusively devoted to the manufactured
sufferings of slaves in the Southern States,
thousands of miles distant. Public senti
ment will demand, that she clear her own
skirts of inhumanity to the suffering poor
on her own premises, before she again
venture upon a crusade of sympathy for
American slaves.
Americans in Paris.?Hon. Mr. Squire,
our ex:minister to Nicaragua ; Hon. Dud
ley Telden, of New York; Lewis Cass,
Jr., our minister to Rome; Mr. Belmont,
our minister to the Hague ; General Lee,
U. S. Consul at Basle ; Major Carr, sec
retary of the American Legation to China;
Lt. Co). Tevis, (graduate of West Point)
who has served with distinction in tho
Turkish army in Asia ; Hon. Mike Walsh,
ofNew York; Mr. Alston and Mr. Ham-<
mond, of South Carolina; Mans. Wikoff
and Buchanan Read, the painter poet,were
all it) Paris about the 16th ult.
- ? -
JR3T A m?n of bo acouaat?a ready1
-?jnoDi$?d man.
- - -t-~ - !
From tho Parkorsburg News.
The Star of the Kanawha VaUer.
Our readers will re member/the' publi
cation some time since of Ian account of
the destruction of the Star of theKanaw
La Valley Printing Office, whiclx was at^
tributed tq the work of an iricindiary.
Since that time a meddlesome contribu
tor of the Point Pleasant Republican,
styled " Guleomus," has given to the
public a false statement of the affair, in
tending thereby to create the impression
that tho burning was accidentally caused
by one of the Editors of the paper. This
niiscrable attempt was, however, quickly
foiled by a statement of the facta, made
by D. B. Washington, Eiq., the Demo- t
cratic Elector for Putnam conuty during
the late canvass, and whose name was
prominently spoken of as a candidate for
Congress?a perfectly reliable man. By
way of explanation, wo insert his com?
municatioQ entire.
Buffalo, Sept. 12th, 1B55.
Editors Independent Republican :
Gknxlbmeh?I observe-in your paper
under tho head of "Buffalo Items," a
statement in regard to tho burning of the
'Star Office." The writer says that one
of the Editors, together with another gen
tleman, was up in the office the night
before the fire, and jvas searching for
some time in the drawor of the book case
for a paper; that after some time the
gentlemen came down and asked Mr.
McCown for some matches, that he gave
him some 0 or 10, and that he then went
back, lit a candle, and after searching for
some time longer in a drawer, closed it
and left. He then drew the inference
that the firo must have been communi
cated to the papers at that time and it re
mained there until one o'clock at night
before it commenced burning. Now this
is all plausible enough if true, but unfor
'I tunately, there is no truth in the state
11 mont. I am the gentleman referred to, who
1 went to tho office with Mr. Murrell, and
'I wo were not about the book caso at all.
'?Jit was just after sundown, and I had a
manuscript in my pocket which we wish
ed to examine, and 1 observed to Mr.
Murrell, that it was too dark in the office
for me to see to read it without a light.
We then searched fora match in the office,
and finding none, I went down and asked
Mr. McCown for ono. He gave me three.
1 went back and lit the candle, nfter us
ing all the matches before succeeding to
do so. Tho candle was then placed upon
a stone top table. After reading the pa
pers wo put the candle out and left; it
was not quite dark in tho streets at that
1 time. We were not about the book case
at all or near it with tho candle.
D. B. Washington.
Thoro are other circumstanccs in the
case, which " Guleems" was careful not
to relate. Threats, had repeatedly been
made previous to the night of the fire,
. that the office ought to be, and would be
burned, by some Know-Nothing whose
location was very near to the office. The
occupants of the store immediately below
' I the office were insured at the time of the
fire to an amount very nearly if not quite
sufficient to cover their loss, the policy of
which, we are informed was obtained but
a very short time before the lire ; and we
would not wish to be understood as ma
king the slightest insinuation against the
nrnnnntnrc wlion wo enrr i r% f tn nil i
ability a fear of such a result, hastened
their action in procuring the policy. The
cause of the incendiarism was doubtless a
spirit of hatred against the paper, because
of its bold, able and unflinching opposi
tion to Know-Nothingism and its follow
ers. Public opinion, which is seldom
wrong, so considers it, and abundance of
circumstantial evidcnco goes far towards
proving it. How far " Guleems" was in
terested in attempting to create the im
pression that the fire ,was not the work of
an incendiary, we cannot tell ; but cer
tain it i3 he has utterly failed in his de
sign. Dropping this portion of the sub
ject, wo are glad to herald the early re*
appcarance of our contempory. The
staunch Democracy of the Kanawha Val
ley have come to the rescue of their
" Star arrangmcnts have already been
made for purchasing other printing mates
rial, and in a very few weeks its light
will again be seen. Wo commend it to
the support of the entire district.
Heartless Mother.?The Martins
burg llepublican states that a female
child supposed to be r.bout three weeks
old, was left on Saturday morning last,
upon the porch of Mr. Staub's Hotel in
that town.
It was clad in comfortable clothing,
wrapped in a large shawl and stowed
away in a willow basket. The express
train going east passes this place a little
before daylight, and it is supposed to
havo been left by some person on the
train. Laudanum had evidently been re
sorted to in order to prevent the child
from crying, and from the efl'octs of
wo learn, it has not yet recovered.
Heartless indeed ruust be the wretch who
would not only abandon her offspring,
but put in jeopardy its life by administer
ing drugs to aid her in accomplishing her
inhuman purpose. Mrs. Staub took the
child in and kindly cared fo;' its wants for
a day or two. when it was taken charge
of by a lady,'of our town, with whom it
will receive a mother's care.
jCS^Rear Admiral the Hon. Win Per
cy dted fit-London on the 6th ult. In
18T4j-enrly in the spring, he was appoint
ed to the command of the Hermes, 20
guns, which vessel after having 25 killed
and 24 wounded, in an unsuccessful at
tack on Fort Boyer, Mobile, was set on
fire and destroyed to prevent her falling
into the hauds of the Americans, in Sept.
of that year. Capt. Percy had under or
ders at that time, besides his own ship,
the Canon, 20, and Sophie and Childers,
of 18 each. He was honorably acquited
of all blame in the loss of the Hermes by
a court martial.
Inhuman Conouct.?A few days ago,
Mr, and Mrs. Ovens died of yellow fever
in Memphis, Tenn., leaving seven orphan
children, who were subsequently remov
ed to a house which had been rent
ed specially for their accommodation.
This gave offence to the residents in the
vicinity of the house, and they foolishly,
fearing that the children might commu
nicate the disease to them, assembled to
the number of 50, and after night, com
pelled the poor orphans to evacuate the
premises and go back to the house where
\\v'~ ?-?nt8 died.
" Equal Uiglitiand Equal Law*!"
The Buckhahnon Fire.?We copy, to
lay, rather a full account of the destruc
ive fire in Buckhannon, from the Weston
[Ierald. We passed through that place
)n Monday last, and learned many addi
ional particulars. The fire broke out in
.he garret of Cooper's Hotel, and was un
ioubtedly the work of an incendiary.?
About one-third of the whole town was
turned, and being in the business part of
:he place, amounts to at least ones
half in value. It is truly a severe
blow not only to the * town, but the
whole county. The following estimate of
:he losses, was furnished us by a citizen of
Lhe place who has every opportunity of as
certaining the amounts, and is probably
aot far from correct. It was made later
than that furnished the Herald. We have
ao room for further particulars, to-day.
Court-House, ?10,000
Poundstone & Cooper, 3,750
Bastable & Ilaselden, 3,750
las. Mullin, 3,300
L. D. Lorentz, 2,500
W. C. Carper, 2,500
D. S. Haselden, 2,000
M. J. Fogg, 1,000
J. & W. (i. Russell, 1,250
C. Covner, 850
[I. F.'Westfall, 000
D. D. T. Farnsworth, 900
I. S.Fisher, U00
Poundstone & Loudin, 500
Parsonage, 500
Lutos, Silversmith, 350
D.Tucker, 250
lv. Hopkins, 250
Jno. Hurst, 250
J. S. Smith, 250
It. Lf Brown, 200
Geo. Bastable, 350
A. D. Woodly,:^:- 350
T. A. Jannev, 150
F. Berlin, 150
Geo. Bodkin, 150
J. B. Strader, 150
A. M. Bastable, 150
J. D. Itnpp, 150
A.J.Snyder, 100
Watches & Jewelry in Lutes' shop. 250
D.S. Pinnell, 550
W. D. Farnsworth, 100
Furniture, ike. destroyed. 1,50C
itf?" By the following correspondence
it will be seen that Mr. llaymoud declines
furnishing a copy of his address, delivered
on the 18th ult., for publication.
Clarksburg, Oct. 24th, 1055.
Dear Brother :?The undersigned
Committee, appointed by Adelphi Lodge
Xo. '17, I. O. O. F. at its sessiuu the 23d
inst., by a Resolution unanimously adop
ted, request of you, for publication a copy
of your address delivered on the 18tli
inst., upon the occasion of our public pro
We therefore take pleasure in commu
nicating the above resolution and earnest
ly hope that a compliance therewith will
meet your approbation.
Yours in the bonds of Friendship, Love
and Truth.
G. G. Davis son.
P. CllAPlN.
C. W. Smith.
J. IIursev.
Nathan Goff.
To Luther Jlaymond.
Clarksburg, Va., October 2Gth, 1855.
Dear Sirs and Brothers :?On my
return home last evening, from a tempo
rary absence, your note of the 24th, inst.,
was placed in my hands, requesting for
publication a copy of the address deliver
ed by mo on the 13th inst., upon
the occasion of our public procession ; and
expressing a hope that a compliance with
the request may meet my approbation.
Having encountered the embarrass
ment of the delivery of the address, and
not being aware of any merit rendering it
worthy of publication?and not having
prepared it with that view, I feel con
strained to avoid any additional respon
sibility in regard to the matter ; and most
respectfully ask to be excused for decli
ning to comply with your very flattering
You will please make my acknowledg
ments to the Lodge for the compliment
ntended; and for the polite terms in
ivliich it has been conveyed by yourselves,
please accept my thanks.
In F. L. & T. I remain, ifcc.,
Messrs. G. G. Davisson,
P. CHAriN,
C. NY. Smith, V Committee.
J. Htjrset,
Natiiah Goff, J
Work3 of Noau Webster.?It is sup
P<-=ed that with the exception of the Bible
:he le^pngraphic works of Noah Web
ster have^-j^e largest circulation of any
jooks in the ^-ilish language. Nearly
welve hundred thou.^ COpies of Web
ster's Spelling book wen. by one firm
n this city last year, and it ?? estimated
?hat more than ten times as many ,re sojj
if Webster's Dictionaries as of any sfc.^,s
n this country. Four fifths of all the
school books published in the United
States are said to own Webster as their
standard. The State of New York has pla
:ed 10,000 copies of Webster's Unabridg
:d in as many of her public schools.?
Massachusetts has, in like manner, sup
>lied 3,348 of her schools ; and Wisconsin
ind New Jersey all their schools.
JC3T A Bedouin Arab stallion has just
irrived in Philadelphia, of the celebrated
vylan breed in Arabia. He is of gray
dor, and four years old ; $10,000 has
teen refused for him, and his owner re
quires $12,500. The horse was 166 days
>n shipboard, during which time he never
aid down. He is aeid to be in excellent
The Fiio in Bnckhanuon.
p We give below the particulars of the
recent destructive conflagration in the
town of Backhannon. It ia taken from
the Weston Herald, and is the only reli
able information we have been able, as
yet, to' obtain. We tender to the citi
zens of our sister town, who have been
called so suddenly to struggle with bo
great and overwhelming a calamity, our
deepest sympathy.
Mb. Editor This evening our usual
ly quiet village was visited- by a most
destructive fire. About one o'clock, just
after our citizens had returned from
Church, a dense smoke was seen issuing
from the roof of the Tavern building be>.
longing to Cooper <fc Poundstone, and
the Saddler's Shop owned by the same
gentlemen, and occupied by Poundstone
& Loudin, which was soon succeeded by
an outburst of the devouring element as
though it had been communicated be
tween the ceiling and the roof. At the
same time a strong wind was blowing
from the North West which caused the
flames to spead so rapidly that there
was no possibility of extinguishing it
until the building was entirely consum
ed ; but before the roof had entirely fall
en in, the fire was so rapid in its course,
that it was communicated successively
to the store-house of Dr. D. S. Pinnell
and John L. Smith's Saddler's shop, and
another corner building occupied by L.
D. Lorentz, as a store, then to the Court
House and to the store of Bastable &
Haselden, to the store-house of Jas Mul
lin, then to the store of Jos. D. Rapp,
the store and dwelling-house belonging
to Farnsworth & Ireland, the dwelling
house belonging to Jas. Mullin's, and Ha
selden's dwelling-house, which were all
consumed, not leaving a single building
of much value on Main street, running
east and west from Woodley's Tavern
to Dr. Spitler's dwelling, which two lat
ter buildings were, with difficulty, sa
On the principal cross street, running
north and south, all the buildings on
both sides of the streets were consumed,
from the dwelling-house belonging to
Col. Brown, which was with difficulty
saved, entirely down to the foot of the
hill running in a southern direction.
The following hastily prepared list is
rrivRn of th<> nrincinnl RiifTnrnrs ?
The Clothing and Confectionary store J
belonging to John Hurst D. Pucker s
Cabinet shop ; the Sheriff's office ; the
hvelling of J. 13. Strader ; the dwelling
of M. J? Fogg, occupied by Mr. Bodkin ;
also the dwelling-house belonging to VVm.
0. Carper and occupied by F. Berlin, and
.lie dwelling and Jewelry shop belonging
;o H. F. Westfall, and occupied by Mr.
Lutz ; also the Parsonage and the office
occupied bv G. W. it F. Berlin as a Law
office ; the' stable on the Parsonage lot,
and also a large stable belonging to Geo.
Bastable, were, iu a few hours, reduced
to ashes. Some of the merchants had
just received a fresh supply of Goods, a
portion, only, of which were saved. The
loss of property must amount at least to
some ?45.000 or ?50,000. The amount
of insurance has not been entirely ascer
tained, but will be about ?6 or 7000.
Who, on viewing our quiet and thriving
little village, this delightful morning,
sould have predicted that before the set
ling sun, so large a part of our town
would be reduced to a heap of ruins.?
And who could view, especially at this
season of the year, when winter is just
setting in, so many of our estimable citt
zens turned out of house and home, with
out a feeling of sorrow, as they turned
away with tearful eyes, from their ruined
tlwellings, exclaiming, " there is the last
of my all on earth, my once sweet home."
At present there is too much excitement
to ascertain, with any degree of certainty,
whether the fire was the result of accident
or otherwise.
Buckiiannon, Upshur; Oct. 23.
P. S.?In addition to the buildings
above enumerated, that are destroyed,
we have to add the following :
The Law Office of W. C. Carper, with
ts contents, library, papers, &c. ; Fish
>r's Law office, library and papers, and
Dr. I'innell's Office, with library, medi
;ines, &c. The saddlery belonging to
Loudin <fc Poundstone, with its contents,
stock and tools, and the Saddlery belong
ng to John Smith, the stock and tools of
which were principally saved. The new
juilding occupied by N. Cookman as Conf
ectionary store, was also destroyed.
Tho whole number of buildings de
:troyod is tliirty-two, including six Dry
3oods and one Clothing Store, all in the
hort space of two hours. A. S.
Buckhannon, Nov. 2.
The following estimate of the loss of
iach has been furnished us by a friend,
ind the probability is that it has been un
lerestimated :
Cooper and Poundstone, ?3,500,
'oudstone and Loudin, ?500 ; D. b. Pin
ell, ?1,000 ; L. D. Lorentz, ?2,500;
partly insured) Bastable & Haselden,
>6,000, (partly insured) James Mullins,
?>5,000, (partly insured) J. D.Rapp,?l,
00, D. D. T. Farnsworth, ?2,000, (partly
asured) John L. Smith, ?100,M.J. Fogg,
>1,500, W. C. Carper, ?3,500, F. Ber
in, ?500, H. F. Westfall, ?1.000, Mr.
jUtz, ?500, Rev. Mr. Lyda, ?500, J. B.
itrader, ?500, Court House, ?10,000,
Ir. Tucker, ?1,000, John Hurst. ?500,
'arsonage House, ?300, A. D. oodley,
>300, Mr.Bodkin, ?500, R. L. B. Hevner,
;300, R. L. Brown, ?300, J. <fe G. W.
tussell, ?1,500, J. S. Fisher, ?1,000,
Vm. D. Farnswrth, ?100, K. Hopkins,
The Bridge Across the Susquehana.
-According to the Lancaster Intelligen
construction of this bridge is de
lyetT^o dispute between the Railroad
nd the tvC, ?Water Canal companies.
?be latter requtfvjj.hat the former should,
t its own expense, a tow path be
ow the bridge. This ^^fjnally assent
d to by the railroad compaby^Q order
o avoid a law suit, but as
wners along the river demanded
itant sums for the right of way, the
rosecution of the work was suspended
or the present. Xn the mean time, the
tone for the piers and abutments is being
apidly prepared ; and as the new iron
srry boat crosses the river in near about
be same time that the train could cross
be bridge, travelers will meet with no
A Singular Case.
Some time iihtlie month of August last,
Mrs. Rice1B. Haislop, of this city, was
visiting some friends in Caroline county,
during which period she was induced to
go in a buggy in company with a relative
named Jas. ,"H. aloore, to visit an uncle.'
They accordingly started, with her chil
drep ; but Moore instead of going t(^ the
place designated, drove on to Lloyd's, Jin
Essex county, and stopped at a house
where they were refused accommodation.
Mrs. H. finally procured passage to Bal
timore, and thence to City Point, Va.,
from which place she got back to Rich
mond. Her husband in the meantime
suffered intensely, and as there was much
mystery connected with the affair, he
made some movement towards an appli
cation for divorce. How this matter
eventuated we have never been informed;
but it is true that Mrs. H. and her hus
band have latterly resided under the same
roof in our ciiy. And it is likely that no
blame whatever could attach to the lady.
In the progress of time, Moore also
came to Richmond and renewed his an
noyances,greatly to the interruption of Mr.
Haislop's domestic peace. Not more than a
week or two since, he employed one of Mr.
Ballard's servants to get at night to Mrs.
Haislop's place of residence with a re
quest that she would immediately join him
at the Exchange Hotel. Mr. Haislop for
witli went to the door of his dwelling and
saw Moore standing near the fence. He
gave chase and pursued his tormentor ns
far Oregon Hill, where he took refuge in
a house and was lost sight of. It is sta
ted he was lowered from the upper win
dows of this house by means of blankets
and enabled to make his escape. Mrs.
Haislop, to rid herself of Moore's impor
tunities, went to a magistrate in Henrico
county, and procured a warrant for his
arrest ; but this matter was not pressed,
in consequence of subsequent events.
Moore next mediated suicide ; and we
hear of him a day or two afterwards un
der the hands of a physician, who suc
ceeded in relieving his system of some two
or three onces of laudanum and saving his
life. Despairing now of possessing him
self of the object of his affections while
her lawful husband lived, he determined
to restore to what he perhaps considered
a genteel way of putting Mr. Haislop out
out of the way, or perchance of falling a
victim himself and perishing bravely. So
he indited and sent a challenge to mortal
combat, of which the following is a copy:
"Sir: I will meet you on Monday
morning, Oct. 8th, 1855, at any place
you chose to name?with any kinds of
weapons you chose to name also. You
can send me an answer by the bearer
whether vou will li?'ht or not. I consid^.
* ^
er you a coward if you do not axcept.
J. II. Moore.
" To Rice B. Haislop.
" P. S.?I have chosen my seconds.
J. M. H."
Mr. Ilaislop went directly to justice
Tyler, of Henrico county, procure a war^
rant and had Moore arrested. A.n examina
tion was had on Monday night, and Moore
was committed to the county jail, to
await an indictment of the Qrandy Jury
on a charge of misdemeanor.?Richmond
Pathetic Scene.
The Milwankie American says a most
touching occurrence of day before yes
terday, is still in our memory : The wife
of one of our sailors on the recent wreck
was upon the deck with an infant, only
three weeks old, in her arms, to learn if
her husband was alive or drowned. She
was in a state bordering on frenzy. On
being told that he was dead, she gave
one long sob of gony, while the blue eyes
of the babe were turned similiogly to her
face, and cried in accent of the most
heart-thrilling despair, *' Oh, is he gone,
am I alone?is he dead, drowned ? Is
my man gone, and will he never come to
mc ? In this state she returned to her
desolate home ; no one ventured to olfer
words of sympathy ; for it seemed utter
ly useless, and a mockery The light and
warmth of this poor woman's life had
gone out forever. All the long hours she
sat rocking to and fro, till midnight. Then
she heard a feeble step and a knock at
the door, said " Who's there ?" " It is
I," the familiar voice replied. She gave
a scream of joy and admitted her hus
band. Nothing could exceed the wo
man's frantic delight. She threw her
self upon the floor and wept, and clung
to her husbands neck ; and laughed till
the tears came again. Such a re-union
was a foretaste of Heaven. Love like this
can but be repaid with a lifetimo of de
votion. The sailor it seems, had left the
wreck and at the imminent peril of his
life, reached the shore, and he walked
twenty miles ere he reached his homo.
Modern Discovert.?In the course of
a lengthy and able article in the New
York Tribune we find the following sum
ming up of the achievments of discoverers
within the last quarter of a 'century :
" Within the last twenty-five years all
the principal features of the geography of
our own vast interior regions have been
accurately determined ; the greater fields
of Central Asia have been traversed in
various directions, from Bokhara and Ox
us to the Chinese wall ; the half-known
river systems of South America have been
explored and surveyed ; the icy continent
around the Southern Pole has been dis
covered ; the Northwestern Passage, the
ignus-fatus of nearly two centuries, is, at
last, found ; the Dead Sea is striped of its
fabulous terrors; the course of the Nigre
is no longer a myth, and the sublime se^
cret of the Nile is almost wrested from his
keeping. The mountains of the Moon,
songht for through two thousand years,
have been beheld by a Caucasian eye ;
an English steamer has ascended the
Chadda to the frontiers of the great King
dom of Bornou; Leichard and Stuart
have penetrated the wilderness of Aus
tralia ; the Russians have descended from
Irkoulsk to the mouth of the Amoor; the
antiquated walls of Chinese prejudice have
been cracked and are fast tumbling down,
and the canvass screens which surrounded
Japan have been cut by the sharp edge of
^Smerican enterprise. Such are the prin
clPta-??6ults of modern exploration. What
qua century, since the formation of
the earth the boundaries of its
"u v fWere known, can ex
I mbifc such a list of >?
f MST Would you be pop^K-_t*kr? the
Golden Rule your j guide;
the Baltimore Republican.^ contains ii
truthful account of the ofiicial habits of J
President Pierce. Those wh6" are acr i
quaiated with the amount of daily labor <
performed by him, and who are aware of 1
the few opportunities he enjoys ior recre- i
ation, are not surprisad that bis health is 1
occasionally much impaired. This mayt '
no doubt, be attributed in part to the ft- I
ally unhealthy location^*of the White I
House as a residence during the summer <
months. Chilis and fevers grow so reg- i
ularly at that locality that they are now .
looked for by the occupants of the house 1
as a matter of course. We understand i
that very'few of those now belonging to <
the President's family have escaped this <
summer. It seems to us that Congress
might well make provision for a summer i
residence for the Chief Magistrate which J
would secure to him and his family the <
ordinary chances of good health. The I
following is the extract referred to?Wa?h ?>
Union. |
" There never was an occupant of the j
Presidential chair who more diligently J
performed the multifarious duties pertain- i
ing to it than General Pierce ; there never 1
was one who made himself so familiar by
actual observation and investigation with
the minutiae of the several executive de
partments. Scarcely a day passes that, the
President may not be seen in one or the i
other departments, prosecuting some in
quiry into official matters, and overlook- i
ing the general transactions of the various '
bureaux; and so quiet are his visits, and <
unobtrusive his demeanor, that a stranger '?
could hardly distinguish him from the
clerks among whom he moves. The vast
and complicated machinery of the execu
tive department never worked more
smoothly and satisfactorily than undor the 1
present administration ; and this is owing
to the watchful care and industry of the
President and the heads of the depart
The New President of Liberia.?We
have heretofore stated that Stephen A.
Benson has been elected President of Li
beria, in place of Mr. Roberts, who declin
ed a re-election. The Maryland Coloni
zation Journal thus speaks of his father :
" James Benson, the father of the Pres
ident elect, emigrated to Liberia in 1822.
He was a free man, raised in Dorchester
county, where many of the people well re
member him as 'Steady James.' We be
lieve he resided in Baltimore some few
years before he emigrated ; at any rate he
was well known to the colored people here.
He together with his family, a wife and
some four or five children, formod part of
the small expedition of the brig Strong,
which mailed from Baltimore in May, 1823,
having on board the Rev. Jehudi Ashman,
afterwards so famous ns the Governor of
James Benson, after his arrival in Li
beria, became a prominent citizen, a lead
ing Merchant in Bossa, and in 1834 join
ed the American expedition for the settle
ment of Cape Palmas, where the first
house was built by him. He subsequent
ly returned to Bassa, where he resided,
highly respected, until the day of his
death. Of the son, the new President,
the Journal says:
" With the son, Stephen A. Benson, we
nre acquainted mainly through a business
correspondence of some ten or twclvo
years. His letters evince about the same
literary acquirements as ordinary com
merical correspondence, indicating re
markably good scn.^e, and extreme fair
ness and candor. Those who know him
well, and they are many?Liberians and
foreigners of character and distinction?
speak of him as a gentleman in manners,
of pleasing address, extremely modest
and unassuming, of unimpeachable moral
character, and sterling good sense nnd
Magazine undeh the Rehan.?An cx
:ract from a letter from Sebastopol, pro
resses to show how the Redan escaped
being blown up by tho Russians, like
sther forts : A sapper who was exploring
Lhe batteries of the Redan just as ths Rus
sians were excavating tho town, discover
ed a large cabcl which he cut in two by
i blow of an axo, and then called the at
.ention of the officers to it. On further
examination, it was found to be a thick
metalic wire covered with a coating of
jutta percha. This wire led to a very
arge powder magazine dug under the
Redan, tho discovery of which made the
lolJest tremble, when they thought of the
'rightful explosion from which they had
:scaped. The wire came from across the
.own as far as the sea, which it crossed
'.o the other shore, from whence the elec
tric spark was to be dispatched to set fire
.o the volcano. It was discovered just at
he nick of time, as the last soldiers had
lot yet evacuated the town, when the forts
alow up, one after the other, tilling the
.renches with the ruins. The Careening
rort, the Flagstaff Battery, the Central
Bastion, the forts of the bay, the arsenals
ind all the principal edifices, crumbled to
.he ground beneath the combined action
if shells, fire and mines. The Redan
ind Malakoff alone remained upstanding.
The former saved by the sapper as just
mentioned, and the latter saved by a
shell, which directed by providence, had
;ut the electric wire in two.
Affectisq Sckkb.?Col. John Darring
on, an officer of distinction in the war of
1812, died at his residence in Clarke
county, Alabama, on the 12th ult. At
lis burial his slaves collected in large num
>ers near the grave, and one of them, an
>ld man requested permission " to pray
iver his old master." His fellow slaves
ind fellow mourners joined him in a
lymn which he gave out from memory,
then he offered to the Throne of Mercy
i prayer, which for deep pathos and pro
ound humility and adoration, it is said,
?uld not be excelled. The tears of a
arge concourse of white persons present
showed how deeply they were moved by
he fervor and earnestness of this gooc
ild slave.
Keitdai/l, cm Royal Rbatttt.-?Kendal
>f the New Orleans Picayune, writes
lome that the ladies in waiting upon Vic
oria at Paris were "a distressingly home
y set," nor does the profane republican
xeat royalty any better. Listen to his
lescription of the Princess Royal of Eng
and. " She is a fat chubby and coats*
specimen of a girl, a homely Elunsn of
aer mother, who never set up any me ten
sions to hnailtv that T am ????< "? "
a the Artie SeaFew Philadelpbians
f his age, says the North American,
achieved a higher renowjaand have
lone more honor to their country. His
ife has been one series ^of fldventurous
ravel and varied inoid^^uJCfliahUMfrffia-.
erial sufficient for sevftal. '/olumes of
hrilling jpiarj^cFrtfto^WJIiibVof hfe
ntering thQjJnited. St5tes_Nasy .a^a,
istant Sugeon in .1842, to hisJgaral at
few York -on Jhursdfey^ cronrhecr with
hel glory, of onQofthemoatdaring^pe
litions of modern times?the discoverer
if many cape's and b?y? amidst^Jpjost! ia
iredible hardships?he. had ^oro|*ded his
rears with deeds and incidents that- 'will
Bcure for him a lasting fame and^faont
ank among that fearless brotherhood of
ixplorers, of whom Fremont has hitherto
>een esteemed our most honored ^4pre?
entative. In . China, amongthe piraUs
>f the East Indian Archipdlaae, amB 'the
ungles of Hindostan, contending, against
he-savages of tho Sandwich Islands,'as
lending the mysterious Nile as far }ho
onGnes of Nubia, tr&versing Egypt and
jrreece on foot among scenes " clad with
listory," struggling with the terrible
African fever, among the slave marts of
iVhydah, fighting and bandaging woutads
n Mexico, or daring tho icebergs and the
)lasts of regions whore mercury froze and
he light of the sun seldom shone?we
>chold the same indomitable spirit and
iool intelligent courage that only heroes
how in the,presence of peril. Such, men,
while they dontribute greatly sto increase
>ur kuow ledge of the earth on Which wo
ive, stand forth as noble examples for
Vmerican youth. Dr. Kane is now but
hirty^three years of age.
1 Man Forbidden to Dura the Dead
ooujr ui ilia vr no.
The Milwaukie American says that oi
ty was thrown into the greatest exbho
raenton the 19th instant by an attempt
of a man there to burn the dead body of
his wife. The story was as follows :
A Russian by the name of Weil niar
rted n woman who was a Brahamin
in belief. IIu was possessed of wenlth,
and both wqre persons of culturo. Sho
sickened and died, and requested, accor
ding to the faith of her fathers, that hi?r
body should bo buruod. Pfcil had col
lected sixteeu cords of wood, arranged it
properly, and was about to perform the
deed, when news of the fact was circula
ted, creating intense excitement.
Sherift- Conover proceeded at once to
1 Itil s houso and forbudc tho act Th?
Russian asserted his right and duty to
burn the body of his wife. " N0 Jaw
forbids," sai.1 he, "my religion com
inamls , I will do it." The body wa* in
its cliroud ; tho torches prepared and all
was ready to place it on the funeral pyro.
il, ii 11 ? !? U? I)lace-" continued
the Russian, ?< there i, uo law against il
in >> iscon.sin."
Rut tho sheriff took possession of the
body, ordered a coffin, and rnado pre
paration for a Christian burial. Tho crowd
grew, and thronged around the houst.?
Alarmed or afraid to persist, I'fejl ?aT0
Ins consent to a Christian burixl ?? You
may order or hu/e what ceremonie. y??
pleaso.over the body;" 8aid sheriff Cono
? ?ontlem?n," replied Pfeil ?? It
makes no difference with us, if we can
not go m our own way." Thereupon the
body was buried though the American
intimates that (ho woman had been foully
dealt with and demands the fullest invest
ligation of tho matter.
A Man's Hand a Hons*.
?An English pnpor, (The South Ext
ern Gazelle) contains tho following
A surgical operation of a very iu'tores.
ing character was porformed at Fori
1 lit hospital, Chnihnm, on Monday on
a soldier named Thos. Dance belong
to the 12lh Lancers, who had bis nrm
amputated for the second time, in oonse
qence of the frightful injuries he received
the Crimen n 7 * rurocioU8 l>?r?e in
R?l lV .Danco w"s engaged ai
Balaklava drawing water for the troops
?? occupied saw a horse with
lyTowards hi"'1 *>'""?ping furious
j?B?. comm?nood"(earin^liT."ol<,'l'hc,'o!r
lacerating bis breast and shoulder in a
otif h sULnd?tner' The P?or P?"
out his band to protect the lower part of
Iw?tolubi?V?fbi* ""T' "Wit. wK
could bo secured, ho bit off the finger of
fir m?a, and 8evcrcly injured tho
houlder of the veterinary suraton of tha
^rnwenL H? was Arab steed. Dance's
arm was amputated just above the wrist
It5 J?nS f800n afterward sent to England.??
It was found necessary t? amputate the
volunteered, having sanred as an escort
chief of th Berkely, commander-in
chief of the Bengal presidency.
MrA^W??h!LSDR0,t0" ? RoaaiAH A?
Patriot a u,,e Mon? M7B the Baltimore
Jr lTlu- 1?'tar! from Dr. J. B. Stoddard
thereai'aitht'A9 W-Uoh lh?l
'j,? are ?'Sh' American ?urgBona4tUch
t in tfeCrima*
&elf from'xF?* ^?bn?oo and him*
Dbm nfT111? ; Dr?' ^ "?* De'
ru .?enn8yl?ania; Dr. Hoil, of
South Carolina, and Dr. Smith, ofLonjil
S?h tbftt ?3r are t?ated
consideration by tip officers of
th! ?"u BnS3r' 53 ^at he witnessed
the assault on Sebastopol, wbfcfcreanM
? taking of the souta^^T^
? /T? two hundred thousand Rat
siana(l) across the bridge fo U?e north
& ?ffiff3 M u was by &
Sebaatopol, the exploaion ofmnet
hurrying thousands into eternity, and the
sinking of a nary, eonatHntinft a
too fearfully tragic to be expressed ?
Ghah a?c AonuirtiB.?Jmimm Graham,
on trial at WythvUIe, Vs.. trader an in
dictment for the murder ofWm. H. 9mU
er, (and whose conviction was some d?7? ?
ago erroneoneonaiy reported,) wai oo
Tuesday ereaig acquitted on the "aior^ ot L
maanity. Dr. Striblfng and GiH *>nWnr-/1
ing in the opinion that thia was his eoadi/ I
tkm. The prisoner will be sent- to tW lo*
natic aaylum.

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