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[for the independent press. J
& To my Lady-Love.
- 'Mong all the bells on heather blown,
( Or bloom* that o'er the woodland wave,
. Or birds with golden plumage borne,
Or fish that in the streamlets lave:
There is not one so blithe, so fair,
That flings its glories to the day,
That wheels it? flight in ambient air,
Or in the rinnlinc* VirnnVWo
A -O * ~ 1""J ' <
\ From brighter gleams in Ether's glow, ,
Of lights whose lustre dots the sky,
.No flush can all their radiance show, .
But "akuika" the splendors of her eye. o
No note from out the spheres e'er flows
Can touch the raptures of her song, .
Nor in its softest gush disclose
The thrills that to her strains belong.
Clifford. ^
JillckcrmiiUr. dn Jr?u11 1QK-4
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Or, Xlie Schoolmaster. n
zest to tlic affair, was that the V(
man was a foreigner, dressed elegantly, and rode ja
in his own coach attended hy white servants. w
Thus, like the rest of the world, the good peo- j,,
l>io vi uviguiiuc wcie ui>tr?ci?u uy aomeining gQ
new, dazzled by external appcarences, and 6f,
thought anything foreign superior to the productions
of our own country; consequently, they j1?
were the easy dupes of any humbug that floated gfl
along in this age of humbugs.
Well,.Monsieur Bamboozle announced that w
he would lecture and experiment on Biology,
the evening after he arrived. Fredcric went ac
to hear and to see. He brought home such an ^
\ account of the extraordinary powers of the man, co
that his sisters concluded to'go the next evening.
Thev asked Misa Miller to nnp.omnnnv flmm
but sho declined; so she and Emma stayed at jin
home. As soon as the party set out* Jane and
Emma went into their room up stairs, and Miss
Miller locked the door?she did not know
why, but she Felt nervous. -jsi
a short time came to the door and asked admission.
The knocking startled and alarmed Miss
Miller, who told the woman that she wanted ^
nothing and could not admit her. She prctcn- ^
ded that she wanted something in the room,
but Miss Miller peremptorily ordered her
away. When the party returned, the girls D0
confirmed all that Frederic #had reported, and no
! 1*. 4 tIiAf Miaa Xfillfli clinnl/l nn/inmnanv
them on the following night After a great e<
1 deal of persuasion, she at last reluctantly con- 'l0
t scntecL On the evening in question, it was w<
cloudy, and Miss Miller predicted rain and ad- co
; vised them not to go. But they were all eager Ba
' for the amusement, and their determination was
- fixed. On arriving at the lecture room, they
found it very full; they, however, got seats m
near the door. The Biologist made his ap*
pearance. As soon aa Miss Miller saw him, 1
he started, and turned deathly pale. Emma
noticed her change of appearance, touched her
brother and pointo l to Miss Miller. Frederic u'
asked her if she was ilVj she nodded, rose, took ,
his arm, and tottered rather than walked out 81
of the room. If Emma had not supported her ^
on the other sida, she could not have got out. *
All 4-Va fnmtltr laft Tlifltf t/inlr ft noialiliAp'a
All buc lauuij v?? w MW.Q..WV. H
carriage -which was at the door and drove home. w
They asked Miss Miller what was the matter.
She said that she was in such a state of excite- ^
merit, that she could not tell them then, but that ^
to-morrow she would tell them alL She was bo c'
nervous that Federic (who was studying medicine),
thought it advisable to administer an ^
opiate, which quieted her somewhat The ^
family retired at about eleven o'olock. Fanny
(Morgin's youngest daughter) slept with
Miss Miller. Morgin had a couple Of very ^
fierce dogs, which were kept chained in their 8'
"">?? kennels all day, and let lose at nigui Be- *
? i tween two ancl three o'clock, Emma went into ?
J Miss Miller'* room to see how she was. Judge ?
SjL j of her (Ttrprise ohe found that she was not ~
mi there! She ran down stairs, went into her ^
' j brother's room, woke him, and told him that a
I Alias Miller was gone. She then ran to the kentael
and found both dogs tied. The animals *
* . Were barking furiously, hut^she, poor thing, *"
J voeld not hear them. She loosed them and ^
I clapped her hands to set them on. The dogs
j Mn to tho gate and she followed them. They ''
an& Federic got there about the same time.? a
| The tain was descending in torrent*. Frederic "
.ft thought he. saw two objects in front of him, one J
1 in advance of the other; ho ran with all his 5
j - Wrigk*, came up to the firtt object, which the 8
; dogs had passed, and with one blow of the cud- *
A 8?^ foiled it to the ground. Theddgs, by this c
| * lime, had overtaken' the other, which they
I seized. Frederic ran bo their Insistence; b\it (
. i
' jttct to he ?ame up, tile man, by some meaift, J
dkengttged himaalf from the dog?> tod spring
irfio * carriage whichjrto in waiting, leaving '
the burden which He irta carrying on the '
.y ground. Ho dld sot escape Froddric, however, <
for juat bus he was leaping in W thfc carriage, the '
young maagare him ? blow on th? baek of di e :
he^d> ?a he tbcmght, that proatrated him on the '
,* v io^f4^0""ipWiy- 1
Be then turned to see %hat that wa* thet ley 1
mfthe around; add to his gt*|tj<qr?ad asfcto- '
' ' " 4
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. * .. md
tonishcu because she appeared perfectly passive,
not making the slightest reaiatanc. By
this time, tlie whole family were aroused.
Frederic and Emma (for she bad got to the
wene of action nearly as soon oft he) took up
Miss Miller and carried her back to tbe bouse.
\s they were returning, they met some of the ne
5roes where the body which Frederic had knockid
down was lying; he told them to take it up
md bring it to the houso. One of them (a nc;ro
woman) as Eho stooped down to take it up,
"My, God! Mas Fed,'c dat Irish unirnon;
eno look black like inc now, *o
When Miss Miller was brought to the light,
t was found that she was under the influence
f chloroform. A physician was sent for; he
arae, and directed that her head and vreast
liould be kept constantly wet ?: -d tb- arti?ial
respiration Bhould be kept up.
Fanny was missed from tbo group; she was
jund in her bed, also under tbo influence of
After a long time, the cflects wore off, and they
'ere both relieved. The doctor observed that
otliing but tbo severe wetting paved Miss
liller. The other patient was visited, and it
roved sure enough to be the Irish woman, but
ot dark and swarthy now. That was an articial
color, which the rain had washed off, and
le was now possessed of a rather motley comIcxion.
She had indeed, received a very scWaw
4-1-? ? " *
? uu uw biuu oi iicr Head, wliich Imd
id open the skin to the hone. But the skull
as not fractured, so she was in no danger;
it efu: thought that she would die. She was
illen, and would answer no questions, until
e found that the Biologist was gone. It was
scovered the next morning that that worthy
td decamped?servant*, carriages, horses, bagigc
and all, leaving his landlord minus his bill.
The woman desired to see Miss Miller. She
as told that Miss Miller was too ill to see her
en. She said that she had much to tell her,
id prayed that the blessed Virgin would inrcede
for her, bo that she might live till Bhe
uld tell her all.
At other times she would mutter, "OhI
atthafeofaFraate,todesartmeso! But I will
ve my revinge." She appeared to be in
eat distress. *
When Miss Miller was told that it was the
r^i^at"she ^v as in disguise, and that she had ;
iueumig tu coiuiiiucicaLe lo ner, ene saiu,
" I thought so; I thought I knew hfi^j but
r disgaise was bo effectual, I was not sure. I
d my misgivings the first time that I saw her,
it I thought it a foolish superstition, so I would
t tell any of you. I must see her, but I cant
be alone with her. Frederic, you and Emi
especially must go with me; but I would
;1 safer if all of you would go. Oh, children!
iw I wish your father were hero?then I
auld feel safe." After a moment's pause, she
ntinued. "The danger is over, and I am
fe. Frederic, you acted nobly. But Emma,
id it not been for Emma, I should have been
st" She then threw her arms around Era*
a, and burst into tears?they were tears of
atidude. She looked up and said, "But* my
>ar cousins, the danger is all over now, at least
r a long time; so eaj nothing (o your father
>out it It will only distress and keep him
neasy; promise me that you will not" And
ley all promised. "Now," bIio said, "let me
b up, and try to walk about the room, bo
tat I may get strength to see that woman, for
wish to know what she lias to tell inc."
In about an hour, she said she thought she
as strong enough and sufficiently collected to
ive the interview. She then took Emma and
lara's arms and they all went down stairs.?
isa Miller was very weak and pale. The
doroform, the wetting, and the fright had
tattered her nerves, and made sad ravages on
er health. Thejr entered the room. Miss
[iller went,up to the coueh on which Bridget
iy, and in a soothing manner inquired how she
dt, and said she was very sorry she was SO
.Ji- i i Y>_: jt i i ?t? J * ? *
uuiu at Her, ana wiien?
10 efcMh? pi tiable condition tho mild, gentle,
ni unoffending girl, wag reduced to?viewlg
herself as an auxiliary at least in this work
f desolation?she really felt compunctions of
snscien^e, and her mental suffering appeared
) be extreme. Tears rolled down her cheeks,
nd it was some time before she could speak.
At length she said, " Oh my dear lady, don't
alk to me in that way, it cute me to the heart,
lurae me 1 curse me I with all the bitter curses
hat the Church ever made 1" ,
Miss Miller replied, "Kay, but our Savior
ias enjoined upon us to return ^good for evil,
nd that injunction harmonizes with my present
eelings. Bridget, I forgive you for all the pain
rou have caused me. and would most gladly do
rou good. But I am very weak, and cannot
tay much longer with you now. You eay
here is something on y<Jur mind, you wish to
lommunicato to me: what is itl" '
Bridget groaned and said, "Oh! mother of
3hrist> forgive me for this great sin, and may
[ get absolution from. the I'raste before I die 1"
"Bridget," stud Miss Miller, rising; "pray
<0 God our Qsavenly Father; through our Lord
Fesrus Christ. "TLb. ho> iind he alone who can
l&rgive'ain, knd'if yooikicfc'rely t^J^t^h'e will
forgive. 1 urn loo ^eak to t41k with^oa now."
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iM. lilltr MtliiiUtm.i <1lH r -IwA.?
- 'v- *', r- 1 - *k> ' '. . *
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ing on Fanny's shoulder. Frederic huuded her i
a chair, she eat down, and drew Fanny close to, a
her. " c
Bridget looked at them and exclaimed, "Yes, 6
there is you too, you innocent creature, (mean- 1
ing Fanny) that I come well nigh killing. Oh 1 a
mv sin. But she nonM nrnniwil ?? -* - o
again burst into tears, anil groaned as if in the J
utmost agony. At length she composed herself d
somewhat and said, "Yes, yes, I want to tell ^
yc all about it; but don't look nt me so mildly, h
so sweetly, it cuts me to the heart." a
" Bridget," enid MiBS Miller, "Hook as I feel, si
I again repent that' I forgive you, and would f<
benefit you if I could."
Thus you see our Lord's injunction was lit- F
crally verified?"If your enemy hunger, feed b
him, <fec., for by so doing you heap coals of fire w
on his head." st
Bridget said "Well, I cau't look at you." I
She altered her position and proceeded?"You r<
know the night you left the convent was a 8C
dreadful stormy night The wind blew and 8'
the rain poured. It was at a funeral ccrcntony. I
Doveknow whose funeral it was?" Miss Miller I
uuawcrcu in mc negative. Bridget resumed? ki
"It was the funeral of j*our own sister. Ileav- ^
cn rest her soul."
Miss Miller started, pressed her hands to her tu
heurt, and became inorc livid. The family w
feared that she would swoon?so cologne, vola- i'c
tile salts, ?tc., were brought into requisition.
But Miss Miller was not one of those fine ladies
who were given to screaming and fainting. She gii
leaned her head down and was engaged in fer- hn
vent mental prayer for a moment, subdued the so
shock which this sudden announcement had of
given her sensibilities, and was herself agAin. wi
She looked calm as usual, only more subdued, on
Quiet being restored, Bridget went on?"Nay
grieve not for her; she is moved away from a bu
deal of trouble, and is blessed in Heaven, for I
the priest prayed mightily that her soul might
be relieved from purgatory. I was in service lof
at Mrs. Carlcton's, but had got leave to go to thi
chureli that night. It was three hours or more thi
after you were gone beforo you were missed, a ]
After the whole eonYcnt had been searched and thi
you could not be found, I was sent out to see if yo
I could hear anything of you. I was promised lac
an indulgence of the church if I found yon; he
wliich was a great price for my service^ ((jT
">???;. M. vrcub uvcr vu iii.ru. ^uriCIOIl 3, tlllllk- J
ing, as it was juat across the street, you may tin
have gone in there, to shelter yourself from the ige
very hard rain. Mrs. Carleton had turned over <1
a basin of water just as I got in the room, and for
she put me to drying it up. I looked about to ha
see if I could find any signs of your being there, yo
but I saw none, so I knew j'ou were not there, no
I then got leave to go out and stay all night wl
That night, raining as it was, I went all over ~
the town searching for you, but could hear
nothing about you. I went to the convent af- =
ter daylight I found Father Burgami up.?
I don't think he went to bed at all that night,
lie asked me if I had found out where you
were. I told hiin no. lie then told me that I ^
must leave service, and come to him. lie said ]a1
if you were on the face of the earth you must in
be found, and he knew of no one as well quali- co
C.J x- I x ? ? " ' " .. . vo
ueu iv num. you up ua x was. 110 (Old me 111-'
found you, my reward would be very great, uo
both here and hereafter, for, said he, by finding
tho runaway, I would bo doing a great service ^
to the Church. I left service, as the Father ^
, ftr
had ordered After many days that I spent in jjj
searching all over town, and talking with all a
the serving women about your escape, I ^
I went to see Mrs. Carlcton again, for some- ^
thing seemed to teli me that she knew some- w|
thing about you, and Bure enough, she told mo nc
that yon had gone to Canada with a young
Doctor. And, honey, did ye not go with him f ^
Miss Miller replied, " No indeed, I did not ti,
While you were conversing with Mm Carletonl u\
was within three yards of yon; but no matter, **
go on."
Bridget looked perfectly astounded, and ex* ^
claimed: " Blessed Virgin, mad -where could yo Lt
have been!" ? m
Miss Miller said, "No matter, go on with
your narrative." . m
Bridget said, "Well, I told at the Convent, pi
-what Mrs. Carleton told me, and they sent me ?r
and two more<to Canada in search of you. But
we had been at Montreal'but a very short j,j
time, when a Priest told mo that I must go it
back to Charleston as quickly as I could, as I
WAt^^anted. As soon as I arrived, Father Bar- e]
gami VM me that he thought he had found out C(
where you"V?ny ?jjd that he wanted mo to go n
ftnd fflA nnml <1!.- b<
guise, and gave mo ample direct*^. One of
his servants came with me in tho cars, h'e-sf aijJ N
at the Depot, and I saw him every night As V
soon as I found out certainly that you were ^
here, I told him, and he went to Father Burga- ^
mi, at . The Father came as a Biologist. n
On the night of his arriv4^,'*re met; he gave 13
me the chloroform, and directed me to administerit,
at the first opportunity. ^
%"Tho night that the young ladies went to tha it
lactnre, and left you and Miss Emma at home, ?
l ined to get into the room; and if I had sue- 5
eeeded, I would have attempted to administer "A
the chloroform. But it would have been uacle*a
that night, for after the lecture, the Ftlhor ?
got too drunk to /do anything. .
! "Thb nfextday acstldn Mlfoiinil&utthAtyoti ,)
- -ware goin? to .fee lee^j^lWt him yord, and ,?
i told him to have All thing# iready, fot I kae* n
? *hrt*>0pld getjro^thet nigft (^ V^hk \
Igttbatofc tonOn* W4.MtW.0u ,
. ?.. * * - ' ?> >':**'& i '***
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nan that drove tJu carriage. After you were
ill gone, I tied up the dogs that had been turnid
out I then went and lnd myself behind
ome clolhoa in your little dressing room, for I
:new you always locked your door, when you
ind Mis* Fnnnv wnnt *n ' ? * 1 * ' 1 '
? -.-?j if v?w wr utu, lui x iiuu inca to
;ct in. I had been hid but a short lime, when
ou all came back. Miss Fanny ran in tho
Iressing room where I was, to get something, I
rns mightily seared, for I thought sho must
ave seen me, but the poor child was so seared
bout you, if she saw me, she did not know,
lie was in a mighty hurry, got what hIio came
>r, ami ran out again.
" After all was quiet, I got i ignul, that the
athcr had come. I crept to your bed side, and
egau giving you tho chloroform. When I
as giving it to you, Miss Fancy jumped and
lid very quick, " You shan't 1 you shan't now! "
thought she was uwake, and so I put tho chloifV.?r.
1.? l-!-t - - '
i-v, iiu huav, which quiciea iter very <
on. I then found out she was talking in her i
eep. After giving you enough, as I thought, 1
took you up, started down stairs with you.
had not got to the bottom, when 1 saw Miss 8
irima come out of her room and go into yours, c
she had looked down, she must hnve seen met B
it she looked straight at your door, poor era- j1
r. The dogs were barking mightily all the :
hile. The Father met ine at the gate, took \
>u from me, nnd ran as fast as lie could, and 4
; out ran mo with you to carry.
"Now, I have told you all?and bless the Vir- I
n, nnd St. Peter, nnd all the Saints that I v
ive lived to toll ye. Oh if I could but get ab- Y
lution, I would die in peace I?Oh that thief
a Priest to desert me so 1" The poor creature
rithed, and appeared to be in the utmost ag- ^
Miss Miller, after a short pause, said: "Well, ri
it Bridget, how did the Priest find out where ^
Bridget replied, "He told me. that von had .
? " J\
t Charleston in disguise, that after he found ^
at out, he went the way lie thought you weqt; p
nt a man eomewhero told him, that just such ti
person had gone to Georgia, that he went "
tire, nnd after he could get no information of a.
u, he came bock, and then he found that a ft
ly had been staying at that man's house, nnd r<
traced her to this place, butno ontiJiad ap.r.na
person she was. So he sent for me." t(
Miss Miller said: " But Bridget, why does 11
it man hunt me down with sncli untiring dil- ^
ince?I never harmedti
Bridget replied,/'I dotft juiow, without it is P
the good of your sonl; but honey, ye have .
rmed him, for when you struck him with tj
ur scissors, ye put out one of his oyes, but e]
one would know it, for he he has a glass oye
tich is quite natural. "
[From the Richmond Whig.] ^
The Richest Man in Virginia. R
Gentlemen:?I have thought, for some time C
vould write for your paper something in re- tc
Jon to the richest man in Virginia, and the h
rgest slave holder in the Union, and perhaps H
the world, unless the serfs of Russsia are 11
nsidered slaves; and the wish expressed in (<
>ur paper a few days ago, to know who it was h
wealthy in Virginia, induces me to write this >>
w. " d
Samuel Hairston, of Pittsylvania, is the gen- w
;man. When I was in hi9 6ection, a year or h
ro ago, he was the owner of bctwoon 1C00 h
id 1700 Blavcs, in his own right, having but a g
.tie while before taken a census. He also lias
prospective right to about 1,000 slaves more, ft
fiich lire now owned by his mother-in-law, d
rs. It. Ilairston, he having married her only h
ilcL He now lias the management of them,
liich makes the number of his Blaves reach
iar three thousand. They increase at the rate
near one hundred every year; and he has
purchase a large plantation every year to 8;
ttle them on. A. large number of his planta- ti
)nB are in Henry and Patrick counties, Vir- v
nio. He has large estates in North Carolina,
is landed property in Stokes alone, is assessed ^
. $600,000. His wealtlrls differently estimated 0
from $3,000,000 to $6,000,000, and I should
ink It ^as nearer the latter. You think ho Bj
is a hard lot, but I assure you Mr. Hairston 8(
an ages all bis matters as easy as most persons ^
onla an estate of $10,000. lie has overseers e,
ho aro compelled to give him a written stateentof
what has been madoand spent on each
antation, and his negroes aro clothed and fed n
om his own domestio manufacture; and rais- v
g his own tobacco crop, which is immensely
rgo, as so much clear gain every year, besides f(
is increase in negroes, which is a fortune of ^
m.1?, t , i a
ACQ DOW ior ms lusiuoucc* x unvo u uvciuu ^
trcr fifteen States of this Uuion, and liave nev- j
r seen anything comparable to bis garden, ex- ^
>pt some of those in th? Mississsippi Delta, and ^
one of them equal to it. Mrs. Hairston has f(
sen beautcfying it for years; and a good old t
linister, in preaching near the place, and de- c
iribing Paradise, said, "it was as beautiful as
Irs. or as a friend who had visited
fflsldwrton tm'kr the first time, remarked,
iat, 'Vhm {AvUaclncmnds were nearly as hand>1110
as B?maelHjUTBiun'H." Ho is a plain, un- ?
mmingjeetiwriw Snd has never made any ,
oise in tSfmitttnotagh he conld vie with tho J
IW (in?nM^n and Astors; and it is
jange,thi4 -wealth is co-extonaivo
riththa Umoikke if opt known 100 niilee from 0
ome. XbeUerehe i?-#w the wealthiest man |
\ the Unlca.V wW' Astor is only worth,
bout 4?<SQfl^S?1IMie*tate? of the city peo- 6
1'e are vtirifftenre^MUi^jwhile Mr. Hairston can 8
how the H bring the cash at I
F TlnU^njgtttlwiwl within a few miles
&b b fi v o r |>r otty^ waif to do j
f Henry, WI|*5hN?9^CO negroe*: Rob^ ^
rt in Mlariarippjj
^oveat^MSdSSdBfcStoDel'avee. (iccr?e A
LllwtdD, pen mort all of hb r
irop?rty to I t
' <%cani
150 slaves for liiB own use. This, 1 believe, is
n correct statement of the circumstances of tlic
llnirston family. Cosmopolite.
Ornamental Planting.
We commend tlie following extract from J.
W. Proctor's Agricultural Address to those who
have forgotten to plunta single shado troc near
Llioir large and costly farm houses:
"The objects met about the door yard of a
farmer's residence, are as unuiistakablo indices
jf the churaetcr to be found within, as the expressions
uf the human countenance, of thc?ino-1
lions of the mind. Where the rose, the dahlia,
Mid the honeysuckle liavo crowded out the pig
troilffh. ill** irn??cn ?wit? 1 ' *
0 |,vu, uiiu uiv eniK urmn, DO
sure improvementluis there foun<l a habitation
Mid a home. A few flowering shrubs in front,
i elimbor or two by the door, a border carefully
irranged by female hands, with female taste,
ire luxuries at tho command of all. 1 have of en
heard an esteemed friend, too soon, alas, reuoved
from these sccnes of anxious uolicitude,
'crnark, she should prefer a cottage with only
>ne small room, a bed room and a kitchen, sur-ounded
by cultivated grounds and shrubbery,
vitli an elm overshadowing the yard, to a spacious
mansion without those appendages.?
iVhat is more out of place than a square three
tory house' in thejeountry, with no shade trees
tbout it? Those who have not the benefits of
hade trees about their residence, are insensible
>f the inconveniences under which they labor,
>otli as to comfort and to health. I have heard
t said by one of the most intelligent physicians
vI:ose acquaintance 1 have ever enjoyed, that
lie best preventive of the progress of cholera,
ind other mulignant diseases, was the multipliation
of shade. To my certain knowledge, the
>cst security against the spcading of tires in
illages, is the abundance of shade trees iu the
ray, and in the yurds between dwellings.
oiiocKing xragedy In Virginia.
Tlie Petersburg (Virginia) Express lias a let2r
from Accomac Court House, giving a horible
account of a murder of a man named Geo.
last, by liis stop son, who is yet a minor. The
ittcr says:
" Overtaking East, ho stabbed him repoatedr
behind, till he fell, when the assassin f?ot
pon him and literally cut him to pieces?riping
out the bowels from the breast down.?cutnc
him in the breast, laying open his heart an
ten or two, and stabbing and gashing him
i o number of places. Ana to cap the climax,
rtcr the blood-thirsty monster had left him,
taring, as he says, tliut he was not dead, lie !
iturncd, propped up tho body against tlio <
>wn and delivered himself up, saying that he 1
ad been intending to do it for a long time."
lie allcdgcd, in his defencc, that his mother
1 :n ? J ' - " - * 5 ' ' " *
liu utuu 111 bicutcu uy uic uucuuaeu, om ll 15
lought that they had fallen out about the
roper ty.Qf Mrs. East The parties were liertoire
respectable, and in good circumstances. It .
also stated that it will be difficult to prevent
le populace from lynching the prisoner, so i
rcut is the excitement
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Awful Calamity.
The Macon (Miss.) Beacon of the 12th inst
as the following:
" A gentleman of this town, just from Crawirdsville,
informs us of the most distressing
lisfortunc that has befallen the family of the ,
ev. l'eter Crawford, living at the village of '
rawfordsville, in Lowndes county. In the af- 1
trnoon on Monday last, Miss Louisa Crawford ;
ad occasion to go near a fire in the yard.? |
Avnaa non/?l>f Aha ?V?a ? "*? i
lvi uiuoa vm^uuill^ HliUll DIIIJ WJW UlSLUUUicously
enveloped in flames, ller eldest sister
Uin) immediately went to Iter assistance, when '
er clothes also caught, and she was instantly
i a bla^e from her waist to her head. Louisa
ied about O'clock on Monday night, and Ann
ra8 so severely burneil, there was no hopes of
er living. Their father and mother bad left
oine the morning of the sarao day for Montomcry,
They were most accomplished young ladies,
nd their awful and untimely death produces a
cep and heartfelt sympathy in the neighborood."
Strange Superstition.
The Norwich (Conn.) Courier relates a
.range and almost incredible tale of supcrstion
recently cnacted at Jewett City, in that
" About eight year.? ago, Horace Ray of Crisrold,
died of consumption. Since that time two
f his children, grown up people, have died of
!ic disease, the last one dying some two years
ncc. Not long ago the earnc fatal disease
:ized upon another son, whereupon it was dejrrained
to exhume the bodies of the two broth.rs
already dead and burn them, because the
ead were supposed to feed upon the living:
nd so long as the dead bodies in the graves retained
in a state of decomposition, either '
wholly or in part, the survivingincmbers of the
imily must continue to furnish the sustenance
>r the dead. Acting under the influenoe of
bis strange and blind superstition, the family
nd friends of tho deceased proceeded to the
urial ground at Jewett City on the 8th "insfc,
..JiV.- ?< .1
D Jc uuuivo vi uic uuvuaocu uiui/uuio, quu
urneu them on the spot. It seemed impossible
to believe that such dark ignorance and
illy could exist in tlip middlo of the 19th cenury
and in a State calling itself enlightened and
hristian. -*?A
Baby Snow,?A correspondent of the Burington
Free Pxcm, gives an amusing account of
, baby show at By town, Canada, on the 2d inst
' The prizes were $60 each to thethree largest*
attest, and handsomest babies in the town of
larch. There were but two babies presented,
me sixteen and the other seventeen months old,
iacli of whom received a prize. After some ap>ropriate
speeches by the judgos, one of the
ucky mothers made the announcement^ that
he should have another baby to show' 'at the
amo time and place next year, jfvthere was a
iromiam to be given,' which oattMa rounds of
J .!*. 1 > *
Tits Ruling PaiSion, Ac.?A late ' wnggisb
>rinter"whiWon hi* death bed, was reque#tad
'to be composed." "Distributed jnn; rin'M
rdply. .
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XM snuionn^ oi tne nm
General Conference?Bishops Soule, Andrew,
Capers and Falne.
Tho General Conference holds its sessions in
the Methodist Church, which is very spacious
and commodious. Tho Episcopal Bynrd, conristing
of Bishops Soule, Andrew, Capers and
Paine, arc all present They occupy Beats within
the altar, and alternately preside. On their
left, sits the able, erudite, and facetious Dr.
Summers, tho popular Secretary, and lii? wnr.
thy assistant, Mr. lirwin. The facc and voice
of Dr. 8. is aa excellent antidote for asperity
of temper and words.
Grouped around and near the altar, are tlio
more venerablo members of the body. Conspicuous
nmong these, are the venerated forma
of tfle Rev. Drs. Pierce, Wioana and Early;
! and the Rev. Messrs. Crouch and McMahon.
A large majority of the Conference is composed
of men who have passed the meridian of human
Dr. Sonic is the Senior Bishop. Although
burdened with the weight of more than thrco
score vimrannd tnn li!a r....... :? 1 " '
j M.La luiiu in nnii ercut, ana.
his step firm. His intellectual powers seem uaiinpaired.
I lis hearing, sight and voice aro
gradually failing, j-et liis enunciation is clear
and distinct Iu height, he is about six feet,
with a square and well knit frame, admirably
suited to the toils and hardships of an itinerant .
life, which lie has endured, for half a century-.
His hair is quite luxuriant and less gray than
is usual with men of his advanced nge. "With
characteristic digitv, ho occasionally addresses *
a few pointed and pertinent remarks to tho
Conference, and tho deep and solemn cadences
01 uiB voicc always elicit profound attention.
His eye brows are remarkably heavy and overhanging,
and when excited by the inspiration of
his theme, the large blue eyca^ beneath glow
with the fires of other and by-?ono years.
Bishop Sonic is very properly regarded by
all with profound and pious veneration. When
lie shall oe gathered to bis fathers, it will bo
long ere the Church will look upon bis liko
again. He Was consecrated Bishop in 1824.
Next to Bishop Soule, in ago and Episcopal
scuiority, is Bishop Andrew. His character,
though somewhat diffetfgnt, is scarcely less
marked. Like his senior associate, he bav a liberal
endowment of common sense, and i* eminently
a practical man, as every Bishop should
be. Of humble but highly respectable ancestry,
by the force and energy of his character?
by his well directed efforts in the vineyard of
Christ, he has made an indelible impression up*
on the Renins and Dolitv of Southern Method*
ism, an salutary as ft must Wenduring.
There is nothing remarkable or striking in
the personal appearance of Bishop Andrew- i ' ,j
He is about five feet ten inches high.?has a foil* t
open, good natured face, a mild blue eye, and|' . y y . j
S^tstroiTg "preacher, and as a descriptive writer;
has few superiors. His manners ttre free and
easy, and in his toilet there!* an entire absence ,,* > , tSlk . J
of excessive fastidiousness^^ .He would MM any-.
where for a good republican citieen. Pew men
know tho masses better?and few are betqualified
to work otttf their moral Mid - i
intellectual elevation.^.His fine social qual- 'M
itica make Jus companionship most ge- **
nial and refreshing. .Under late severe mental
and bodily affliction, ill addition to arduous
ministerial labor, hiif once robust constitution
begins to show marks of decay, though his age
cannot exceed sixty yoars. He "waa elected
Bishop in 1832.
Next in Episcopal Seniority is Bishop Capers,
who was set apart to that office in 1840, after
the formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church
South. As a finished and ready pulpit orator,
the reputation of Bishop Capers is not oonfined
nlnnn fn fKta AnnfiiiAnt Tn Vila nnlmv /lorra
rnultitndea every Vrtt&jQf* thronged his ministrytions
and hnng wIlft -BTj.ixlratiOn and dolight
upon his eloquent diacouraingaT ~1?4*l*--a.-jnoev
captivating fair, ruddy complexion,
dark liquid eyes, gloWiug/with the fires of >.
holy enthusiasm, a voice soft and musieal, and
over and above all, ailMttr^ foil Of love to God
and man, it is not surpjriting that he efcoilld be
every where greeted Vitfa affection and admiration.
Nor is his popularity confined to his own
church. Cultivating a Charity which "hopeth
?ii " ?,? i,?o v;?? * r??
???* wtiiu^Oj Iiv ?uo iwip?TO UOVU ngicov miui'
ite -with other dcnontfmtionB.
Bishop Capers is in his sixty-fifth yAar. Hi?
head is quite bald^ario&ihe fovf locks of hair
remaining are ^crfcK?l*-white, He is about
five feet eight lnchdfllugb; " He $ntMttd the
ministry at the age oyajgnteen, >iil notwithstanding
posts of hpt&Ulnd emolument havofrequently
been tonderdgjtift he has steadily
and faithfully and succesBMjltf devoted himself
to tlie labors and sacri fi o&\Wian i tin wanti life.
To him American Mcthodnj^iilargely indebted
for her present proud and coj^taMdin#position.
Bishop Paine is the junior of .his three asso
dates. In age ho is littler ?ter fifty, rather
stout built, about Ato fcet 'tea br ejjprap inches
mgu, ana very prcpoMesain^HMMcyMsners.
no reminds one of Iho
He poe?ea&e?, I should think,Sgti^ decision of
character, and is an excellent.myddlng officer. .
As a proacher, his style iscleiaydeliberaie and
forcible. He toes hpt few of theg^?ee? of oratory,
but is occasionally eloquent and overpowering.
He was elected Bishop iiri8l>Q<.z~Bovth
ern JRecotd&^~ T.
A most Horrible MurtUr*-Mra.
MoBrayer, wife of Jos. McBrfcyer, esq..
of Anderson county, Ky., was murdered a taw
nights ago, according to tho Frankfori Yeoman,
under tho following circumstances
After Mr. and Mrs> McBrayer liad*-t?tired to
rest> a nian entered their room withjuaaxe, and " - ^
approaching the bed, passed his haifddVer her
face, in order to be sure of the righroc^ which
awoke her. Being satisfied that it wad her, hftv~.".
eommenoed cutting with his axe, first
her breast And arms in many places: he mm' v
with several strokes severed ono of her
tirely off. Mft lbBwtf. boing awaken edPl*' "
the noi^ hond to ^Rrotecfc^^;. ;
kill their yot^g^ohil^^^w^^^d^i|^:

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