Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, April 22, 1859, Image 1

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YE CASt O\Q! Jilt, Sl' 11, Wll.b.
Hugged toiler—son ot Übor
Stoutly twtiling every day
I'i-r existence—Ob, ntv 1: other.
TP-it s'sab triumpb in the fray.
I >•; life's eloMi.cefnl Held of actio:',
•"lioneli defeat may oft appear.
7' on rU-.'f rt tie victor's laurels.
If thou w.'.t .persevere.
Though thoti att olmcnre cntl I.iwly,
Ye mar reach the wishcl-for goal.
Grasp the prize®, wor'th and station.
If thou hast a dauntless soul;
It thou hast a resolution
That mlsfortnnn cannot *h:ike ;
One oo which the nngrv sieges
An 0.-prcssi a to make.
AM iiiou .■■•• •■ ♦ "n<' d'-ri hs!
l'v t\- y-lf styled 1 >f:y imru f
11, --d ye riot the t -oVs contumely,
<>r tlie v mind's harmless scorn.
A~t ti o-i frtet'V--**—friends w'6 gath A r,
A* do courtier*. kings around.
When thou hast achieved distinction.
When thou List position found.
Strode in faith, let. nangljt repel thee;
Tit.>n shall in the t-i prevail;
In life's trials. .and its battles.
Norte twit dastard cowards fail;
Noble natures prove wMtetuiaut,
In earth's nimbly contest rang ;
To renown trow dark e'.'ivicn,
llob-d in f.'lorv up tl • y sprang.
What if* of fere:- endeavor
*;r.v j I* <■;, spi-nt by tbei; in vain J
What if lis n ha* met disaster?
Up and take the fiell again.
Wreck and ruins all about
Give m> up twit struggle is;ill.
St übhorri courage is r --is'toss.
Ye c.-n eontjner if ye v i'h
of (lie Stale Tt\es.
Mr. Puttrr*<-o. f;n'>, he select commit:??, So
whom was referred 'he bill entitled "A act to
reduce '.he State tax," made a report setting
forth that a reduction of the State tux might
casilv be made at once to two mill* on the dol
lar. The report wis read a* follows:
To the Hon. T. f\ .7. Lnxnrmrr. S-tf tfcr of
illf HMSt of prproo ntotiv*.
Mr. PaMersrti. from the select committee to
whom was referred House bill No. 882, enti
tled "Ail Act to reduce the State tax on rest
Htj>l persona! estate to two nulls on the dollar,
moat respectfully begs leave to submit the fol
lowing report:
The question of taxation immediately eon
corns every citizen of tb Common wealth; and
any legislation t'ueroon r< quires the greatest
caution and scrutiny. While the necessity of
increasing the taxes would be seriously fell
nnd lamented by ail, the ability to reduce ibe
present burden of the people, anu the fact that
mich a reduction can be made with safety to
the future and justice to the creditors of the
State, will, n tiouhr, bo hailed with joyful sat
isfaction by the witting and patient taxpayers,
as u forerunner of the "good time coining,"
wb<-n tiie orditiarv resources of the Common
wealth wiii be auipiy sufficient to defray ali it
current annnil expenditures, without a dollar
of direct taxation.
The bistoiy of taxes is, that they are con
stantly increasing; nud it is the plain mi J im
perative duly of every legislator to direct Ins
energy and influence to an actual and substan
tial reduction, ii within his power.
In our inquiry into this subject, while we de
sire to relieve toe taxpayer of a portion of his
burdens, we arc compelled to keep in view the
honor and credit of our noble eld Coium oil
wealth, pledged l< r the redemption ot her debt.
The constitution requires the Commissioners of
the Sinking Fund to annually redeem one quar
ter of a million of dollars of the State debt; it
is a wise provision. The present prosperous
condition of the Treasury fully justifies tbea—
aerib'ti that, by prudence,economy aud finan
cial pkill, we can in future pay annually one
million of dollars of the .State debt, provided
there should be no falling off in the revenue
from other .sources than tLe direct tax on real
nnd personal estate; and upon careful examina
tion of ill- different items of revenue we can
find no one tybieh can, or will, be cut off, or be
decreased in amount; but the experience of
the Treasury .goes to prove that the revenue is
gradually but certainly increasing every year
from its present sources.
The whole amount,of receipts at the State
Treasury for the fiscal year ending 30th No
vember, 1858, was §1,708,910 82, deduct
the whole amount of State tax on real and per
sonal estate, §1,610,229 19, ami we have the
sum of $3,098,697 63 as the receipts of the
Treasury from sources besides the direct State
Now, n comparison for the year ending 30tb
November, 1809, will be still mora striking
g< itig t prove i fie assertion that the cotidniou
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' of the Treasury will justify a gradual reduc—
ion "t lhe State tax until it i* entirely remo
ved, and yet the resource* will be ample to
meet the ordinaly expense* of the Government,
! and aunualiy redeem u large amount of the
! State debt, and secure its final extinguish
j men:.
The Sla'o Treasurer estiinxte* the receipt*
tor the year 18.59—and we arc informed the
figure* have been more than realized since tne
j year commenced (30th November, 1858,) at
| $4,990,827 76, deduct whole amount recoiv
jed Irotu Sta'o tax for 1859, $1,650,000, and
j we have the sum of $3,330,827 76 a* the re
ceipt.* of the State outside the State tax; yet
th:s sum is sufficient to pay the expenses of
1859, and redeem the amount of the State
debt required bv the constitution. The appro
priation oiil for 1859 is in round numbers,s2,-
900,000; redemption of State debt, $250,000;
added together, $3,150,000, showing a bal
ance of $180,827 70, after paying expense
and debt, without collecting one dollar of State
tax. These figure* mu-f convince the most in
credulous of the foci that the State tax c in be
gradually reduced, and in a few year.* entirely
Your Committee doubt the policy of eon fin- ,
uing the pre-cnr heavy rate of taxation for 'be
purpose of n r-} id liquidation of t{, State
•ieht. alio credi'ors •>( Urn State receive their
interest promptly and will be satisfied to re
eeiv so much ni tio> principai as the figures
b..w can be readily paid. A more rapid liqui
qui.latiou would soon the funded licit'
not duo. at * preimufii, 'tj pay which we thirk
is a wHste of Hinncy, .I'td gross injustice to the
jt *x payers. lii 18)7 the lid ten S'ritcs govern
hivm u ugh! iu i s loans a; a heavy premiiiui,
and 'i.rer m'-ntlis ihereafter was in the market
-on a botiuv-vr of money. The taxpayer- ol
tie> U'otimwiwewlth have borne the burdens itn- '
pa-se-i pntientlv tor years, ntid now when it i.- in '
our p. wer it should be our pleasure, as it i
our duly, to n-iicve them, at leas: to the ex
nnt contemplated by the present bill. The
j policy of accumulating a large sum to the '
I 'lYea.-nry, and having at the eu-i of east. t
•an n-xpded bal -nce of n"ir, if nt aito
ge in-i wo iii'ilions r.f do lais. is dang- r .;u*,'i!
.erntg iniiuecmonis to extravag nee on the part
ot the ie gi-i.ituro, aod if t'i • exp-rieocr
"-to'!'* can toe t.i:i- a* -> guide, ;if7>i>iing iir'-
ustiSlo temptatbiu to spectilauon and l->)-> n
ilie ( art of t IOSO bavitlV thirge of tli" [iitbUc.
f-.1l !* J I? ti-'ro! -iod safer w rul i r i*f to
ic iv.; tie i are of si 1 ir.e a surplus in the
- hands of 1 • lightr'u! owners, the people, and
Hiit dtaw i T iroiu them to the shape ot t-.x-s,
utile-* rbmluieiy r. quired. Ti> present debt
of the (' -non Wean, a* ->ta'>-d by the Audi*
' r'' r-- ml, a 'er deducting ti a iionnt whi 'lt
will t-e ea'-etllfd t*\ 'be bono* received from
the > .!:! Ib Catnis an ; II -i!r'>ad* of the
>:*'■ , wi . • t-rfit! unces g<and re*t>"'' si
biu '< r t;i. aui.>mii the; r -nrescut. i* $2 V "87,-
1! 1 16, >!,• to- i- i o; wtitch it i* pro- ed ;
pay tins year, an t in f• piuifi ot ibose cott
v> rs.iiit with the *iihj.-cl, and after oarelul ex
am'uation, we arc t-l. arly of the opinion that,
the sum <>; ne million of dollars cn be paid
annualiv until ;he debt i extinguished,
which vyiii [ciiol of about tweuly-fivee
years, uub-ss m ii' " nn > rseen am' uoexpecied
public contingency should in interfere
vi ii ;ha regular op- v ;tiot) of tlie Tr-asury.—
While your (Jon.-nii'.fec consider that the con
sider ila i the von hit ion ol the Treasury would
justify a greater ictluction ibati oue ha if a null
ion !!••■ itfi.'ar i f State tax, on>i wiiiie in the
present ctubarasscij r:d stagnant condition of
business thronghuut the State, and the serious
1 losses .-u-tiiineu tv the farmers by failure ol
! ihe crops lor 'lie last few years, wn would take
pleasure in rccottiujenditig such a course, yet
jirn 'etiec am! a proper regard for the faith of
| the Commonweal*n f.i/biu u* from leconmiend
! iog at this time a further reduction in the Nate
j tax then oue halt a mil! on the dollar. Ui
' p>re*cnt the following figures, base i upon the
J official retu-ns and estimates of the Auditor
(General and S't ite Treasurer, which we feel
! confident will sa'isfv any orie of the eorrcct
| noss of the position we assume, and sustain the
i policy of the proposed reduuttun.
' The Sta'e 'i'r.'a-'iirer csiima'c*
the entire receipts at the
State Treasury up to 30th
Noveoibcr, 1859, at §1.088,800 00
Add balance in Treasury 30'h
November, 1859, 892,027 70
Entire receipts for 1859, §4,980,827 76
The appropriation hill for 1559,
amounts in round numbers,
to 2.900,000 00
B Unae in Treasury 30th No
vember. 1859, §2.080,827 70
lint deduct the payment on
Stato debt ss we propose, and
which we are informed the
State Treasurer will r>ay this
year, 1,000,000 00
$1,080,827 76
And we have the balance of §1.080,827 76
in tlie Treasury on 30th November, 1859. after
defraying ail the expenses of the State, and
redeeming one million dollars of the State
N >w estimate the receipts from all sources
the same fur 186<> us for 1859, except from
State lax, which item We wiii deduct from the
estimate, and we have the following sum as the
resources,, except from Slate tax, $2,603,-
BU3 71- * -
The whole amount of Slate tax on real nnd
personal e.Mato at 24 mills on the dollar, as
fixed by the Board ot Revenue Commissioner*
at ihvir last triennial assessment, amounts to
(see repoit of Auditor General) $1,484,810 214.
Now deduct one-half mill on the dollar or
one fifth the above turn as proposed by the
present hill, and we have the sum of §296,-
■; 9G3 24 as the entire amount of State tax to
i be raised for the vcar IStJO at two mills on the
dollar, and which we will odd to the receipt* of
, iB6O, $1,187,952 99—and wo hive the sum
|of $4,5(72,604 52 as the entire receipts for
1869, which will he greatly increased from
other source*.
Now estimate the appropriation bill for 1860
at the same*as for 5 859, and it should bo less,
' as the item of iuterest witi be some SBO,OOO
loss—2,99o,ooo—and we have,the snui of sl,-
912.661 J4 as the balance in the Treasury on,
, the 30tii November,*!B6o. But if we deduct
( the ,uin of 1,000,000, which could iie applied
!to tlie redemption of the State debt in 1860,
i we have the sum of $972,664 .52 as toe iiat
aooc in the Treasury on 30th November, 1860,
af-'er deiraymg the expen-e* of hetjoverommil
and redeeming in the year 1859 and 1860 two
million.* of do.l ars of the State debt, and re
ducing the Srjne tax to two mills on the do'-
Tbe*c figure* "an he relied upon as the
sources f ihc Treasury are positive and -ure,
and cannot be diminished unless fir cireless
ne-s jii the pari of ih" agent- of the State, or
recklessness -if the Legislature, which we hope
will be guirded ngautsi. Tijg expenditures of
the State must decrease every -year, a* theie
are n*> svooues through which the fun Is can he
squandered, since the State has entirely re
lieved itsell from the control aml expenses of
public improvements, and in future the opera
,i lions of the 1 reasury can be utrictly confined
; to the ordinary expenses of the Stale, ami the
rednttion of Ute •ieht. 1u redactiim propo
-*d wiii not take piaco until next year, and
can to uu measure effect the revenue for this
la view of ail these facts, vour committee
report, with an aftirmai ive i eeaunueiidanoo.
House bill No vtitiUed "Ait act to re
duce the Slate tax uu piinm:-l and teal c
, date to two uiiilv on the doilur."
All oi wbien i- respectfully eubmittcJ.
90S. 11. WILSON,
J s ' ..('!i HAtiNSLKV.
Mr. I'.tie.s,o moved tint, for th a purpose
of i jn-tdsrtng House b.lj .No. *b2. rut tiled
"an act tor Ino further reduction of the State
tax on real and p-rsointi estate l-> two mills on
the dollar,'* the rules be suspended, and that
ika t*Tor*ib,..
wi- agr -ed to, ami ire bill was considered iu
committee of 6;-.* wl.olc, Mr. Walker t;i tlc
Aitf.- th, f.,-ivt; n hoi b?cn rev 1,
. T'.ilkct iu >vetl in strike out ";wo" and
in*, i t "one and ;i haif," Lilt subsequently wish
drew hi* amendment. ftt? bill ti.>> n passed
cotiitub! •• i i th; vvli'iie, second au-1 final read
ing, a* follows, v'z:
SEC. i. lie it rnach-l, *,v. ' int hereafter
•he t..x iiOpo- ,j upon real m. i persona! estaiu
for S'atft purp. -c*. i y t.i? tiiirty-*'cmvJ and
(hi •■ly-folirth sections of fin- Act, if Assembly
apptoved the twenty-uiuth day of Apib, 1844,
entitled "an act to reduce the Sta'e debt auu
to incorporate the Pennsylvania canal uod ii'-
iGad company," be and is hereby further re
'sueed to two milis on the tiuliai; j>ro\i-le-i, that
'he reduction shall not be made upon the lax?*
levied for the present year.
Un t'ue final passage t-f the bill the yeas and
nay* were o.iiicd, a'; i tesuitcd a* S-ilow-:
Yea.*, 77. Nays, none.
A Steamboat, filled with gold seck?rs bound
to I'ike's Peak atid the tegion touudabout, was
sunk, on Monday night in the Ohio, by a col
lision, and a score or two of lue p.ts.*engus
were drowned. Thus enu* the goluen dream
of one party ot entlius:asts. Hundred* ot
i t'ict* will prnbablv perish toy disease or au
cideiit, and ail will sufter tnoie or less tioui
fatigue, privation and exposure. Rut i; is
with such trials as these, that waste places are
fiiled an t couiiiionweal'hs formed. A great
sacrifice must be offered to tim goodess For
tune, before ber lavor is vouchsafed to her
Tim number of emigrant*, adventurers, pil
grims, or whatever they may tie called, is
enormous tnis spring, livery steamboat and
raiiroad train bound to the West is filled with
them, and vehicles and animals of all kinds are
brought into the service. A private letter,
dated St. Joseph, Mo., Marco 25th, is before
us, winch suy s :
"Our rify is a perfect jam, crowded with
Pike's Peaker*. homo ate going with hand
carts, S IUIU with winuitiarrows, and some with
knapsaeks. Two expresses leave every week
fillcU with passengets. The ox-trains usvc ut
yet started. The rail road cars bring in daily
fiotn two hundred to fne hundred people."
All other places on the route preaeut tho
same extraordinary spectaeie, and it is believed
by some that the wilderness of Western Kuu
sas witi cotuain before the. summer is over, at
least one hundred thousand inhabitants This
uiay be tho case, unless the promise of the rich—
uess of the uoues should be unfulfilled. Of
this there is some dangei ; for occasional re
ports reach us of returning mioers, broken in
health, spirits and fortune, who report the gold
unties a humbug. Same have spent the winter
in the most praised region, and have left dis
gusted. There must be a large per ceutuge of
such failures and disappointments in an emi
grating population, and Pike's Peak, with iis
contiguous goid bearing country, may not al
together satisfy the expectations of any. Still
niativ active and energetic people wiii he trans
ferred to a good country, aud even if the g"!d
fails, will become permanent settlers. ihu>
population and civilization will he thrust farther
westward, to meet the returning wave from the
Pacific States, aud thus tho whole lluion will
be benefitted.
I Teirible Expiation of Crime.
at.tjhore, April B. At eleven o'clock this
moutiug, the lour men who have bom under
san|coee of death in our t'cunty Prison, erpi
atmi thr-ir crimes by death on the gallows, in due
j cniiTee of law. The execution was witnessed
by at least thirty thousand people, from city
I uu4 'country.
XHR MURPERERP AXI) TIJETR VICT'JTB. names and the tiame.s of their victims
arum* folbiw*:
Henry Gambril!, the inttrilcrer cf Policeman
j B -'ittiti.
.Marion < inpps, tlie muruerer of Policeman
\ ter t'orrie. hi* accomplice, and
H'cphei;,* aims UypliUs, (colored,) the niur
•legyr of a negro named King.
> . viitnbrill killed Policeiuan Benton in the
strfet, iu which Gambrill's friend.* were wrutig
i HBg wirh another party of "rough*." He isqnite
a young man, and maintained h:- innocence
alMpirnugii the trial and s-noe flic reprieve.
Grup or Cropps was to have been bung on the
\m uit , with Gambrrll, but by the clemenuy
of th" Governor be wa* allowed time I"t pre
pa&iion. He was about 24 year.* <>M and was
salt to imve heen quite hiuiisonie. He tu*sr
dOTed Bigiiotl tor daring to testify til"
cohirade, Gamhrill.
! wa.* the accomplice of M . : -n ('-■">pp®,
inibe murder f ofliccr Kigdon. C>irr:e waau
. tnttcber by traife, 't.-i has workc-J at tiut b;.si
n*t-*, but, for stiiiletime ben-re the murder of
Kffdon, Had given him-elf up to hard drimiint*,
'-Hd nssouiaiiiiu with members of the Plug I'giy
inri Rip Rap Oiobs. Gorrie w** about twcti
iy?*ix <r iwcoty-seven year* of age, daik hair
ar.! eye.*, about 5 I'eet 6 inches i;> height, and
about 106 lbs. iu wiglii; his iac A , though not
looking, was not repulsive, but .. d some
iftW'S interesting in the cxpressit-n.
N'ephcu* alins Gyphns, was convicted of the
uiurder of aootiier negro, Ol) account of a female
whom typhus bad picked up in the streets, and
"ifton to a house o! ussignati- n, when he wa*
iu4errupted oy ;i.c- own, atid Gynl-u.* stabbed
| %i. lie has constantly declared i-t* ionoccuee
, c t hi* ooavhttmc wcu-.d toe ln -e. certain than
t'Hire, ii granted a ucw trie!. Ho was a fjue
iunking uun. pleasant expression of face, about
M i 8 inches in heigni, and w.-ig!i>j>i about
"sfk; lW H* Am* owpr.. ad *)* a lrwyiut>Q
tlu; wtiarf.
The cutratice to the city jitii wis crowded -til
of yesterday ly persons, m i;e and female, whoso
curiosity and tutc.est in the iate of iii? pcraons
condemned t>- tite t>i-day seemed to out'Weigii
u>l oilier ci>n-iderotio:>.*. . v • miuiurou-i
the application* lor admissions that, the atten
tive Hod gentlemanly warden, Caj t. Jimes, wa*
compelie-i t ■ retu*> an cntraiice to uli whose
relation*,. or other wire, did not justiii it.
1 Lie i-lergyuieu who have interested tliem
.*evcs with pr.*t>e wort toy zeal in the fate ot Iho
unhappy men were early m attendance upon
i iie reTaiiws <>f the condemned visited them
yesteidiiy to is supposed, for the last time, aud
upon tlio gacrcd privacy of their last interview
upon earth, no others uestrod to intrude. At
2 I'. M., Win. P. Prcaton, counsel of Pe
ter Corrie, visited his cell. On entering, Peter
who was engaged in nis devotions, and surround
ed I t ids relations, brothers, sisters, and friends
sprang iorward and affectionately embraced his
counsel. His first ejaculation was, ''Oh, Mr.
Preston, i aui very glad to nee you. 1 aiu pre
pared, sir, hut before I die I wish loexpiess to
}nit try thanks for your exertions in my behalf.
On, sir, do you not think I deserve to he for
given? Have 1 ever been in heart a murder
Mr. Preston paused, and in the midst of
breathless silence said: "Peter, 1 have known
you from a small boy; 1 knew yuur father, and
1 know your mother; 1 know ml your family,
and 1 feel deeply for their nfilictiuu and your
late. 1 have defended you, aud I have defend
ed vou upon principle. In uiy judgment you
are not a murderer. To-morrow you must ite;
lite an ignominious death; may Hod have mercy
oti you. I have come to Did you farewell."—
t.oi rie replied: "Sir, 1 nover conspired or con
si-uted u take the life of Itigdou. lie was a
stranger to me. I had no malice Bgi:ist him
whatever; my mistake it was the result of
drunker) excitement. 1 was drawn into it, oth
ers pushed us on; I hope God will forgive ns,
will foigive a!!. Sir, 1 have asked for pardon,
und through the blessed influence of religion I
hope 1 may he pardoned. In the death of the
unfortunate mau 1 had nothing to g'aitu 1 never
consented to his death, never! nut, sir, perhaps
it ts better I should die. My agony ts that uiy
kind mother aud sisters should suffer on uiy ac
count. May God comfort tlieui." 'i he pris
oner wept Uitteriv, and ail wiiliiu the cell join
ed in ht-< grief.
Mr. Prestou responded, "Peter I must bid
vou farewell —at this time to-morrow, jour j>ir
it shall have fled to the world of win eh we
know so little. May God, in 111* infinite mer
cy, pardon our offences in tins tyorid. 1 a gam
say 1 do not tiiinkyou ate a muidefer. IHny
with you to the j laee of execution my express
ed' Opinion that you are the victim of that be
wildering excitement too oftcu produced by in
toxioatiou. The kiudness aud tenderness of
your heait, I have uever doubted. May God
pardon you, and give consolation to your un
happy mother and family. In 'his world we
ehuil uever meet again—farewell!'
The eouusel again embraced his client, and
amidst the audible sobs ot all present, took his
final adieu-
Long before the time fixed for the execution
of tho wretched criminals, a line of men and
women poured towards the prison. Notwith
standing lb" positive rule that no persons <*x-
f cept such os were provided with ticket* of ad
j mission should be permitted to go inside the
| wall.*, there was a large crowd gathered about
to? gate, and all sorts of pretexts were inveni
led to obtain admission. There was a strong
j police force on duty both vrithin and without
- the walls, and serious disorders wre prevent
! Ed hy their
Cropps has left the following brief note in
: the hands of the clergy, with a request that it
j should not be opeueu until after hi* death. Jt
was written at 9 o'clock, this morning:
j "It was ®e that lmt Bigdon, but 1 hav? rc
| penfed of i."
I'y si.x'o clock this morning, no less than 39,-
j 600 people had crowded from every portion of
the city and from various points in the eoun'ry
, toward the jail. Every street, lane or a 1 ley
leading in that direction, was thronged. They
were male and female, old and young. The
hill which ovei looks the j ill and the neighbor
ing roofs were first filled with people, and by
ten o clock hardly a Inot of standing r->oin was
1 he cloudy weather, the rain, and toe dismal
aspect of things generally i-us of doors, did not
j lister the eager multitude.
AG the criminal* exhibited remarkable com
posure ami firmness on the scaffold.
LYopps led in hiiig'ug a hymn, in which all
joim-ii on th" Mjaffold. Gaud.rill deviated, in
clear arid lon-t vo>-:--, that lie was innocent,
typhus a!- h<* innocence. Gropfi*
merely *ail, in a Strang voice, "Good-byu to
D. Gorne ssiu, 'i'ne f.reiiuiuiarie*
vere then repi-ily arrr.ngv-l by the Slier'ff and
!.i* as.-is'a.-t-.
j I '"C drop fell at precisely 7 minutes past elev
en " clock, ami flm- t!ie ..nir criuiiuai* were
1 'OOehe-l ou the dark aod unknown s<-a if eier
There wa* r>o disturbance whatever.
A liUKO.
Mis* I Lr'.oc, iu a recent work, relates the
following interesting anecdote :
At luo b"tie>-! M<)tji uiirail, a young officer,
i>aiiied Jiur"*'> !, c* anced ;o be in attciidanco
on tii>* I'jiuperur at >ue luomeut when it became
essentia! to di-patch an order to one of ihe
Generals of Division: at.d Napoleon, lustily
; suminorniig him to bis ride, gave him iuatrac
■ t ion.* to ue'ivvr it witbimt delay.
nerr'o-r y —arreif nor yon liorsCrSire,"
;ho storety -a-'l ; "for 'h A ir is nut momcn' to
| !,>*., and r.-t-ir-i *r once to report to me that
!my oid* ! r •• i> l-f eu promptly > bereft.*'
Durosier goiloi-ed < ft airu-t a shower of sliot
an.i sh-!i*. ;.-.<) wi'-'irt a quarter >• >n hoar,
ie" war ikg.airi ioide uoeror. Hi* dut--
was pei for iiied.
! "1 ou have behave ;w- !', monsieur," said
' Naruico-., v.hvu h>" bid received his report ;
• ye-u have a stout he-it and a clear hew.l,
ibuiigii you arc s:iii only t youiigster. 1 give
you a Gaptain's brevet, an-i attach junto mv
J person. What i* your name ?*'
, "DuroMcr, Sire."
I "It eeems taiuiiiar lo inc. On what c-cca
j si"n havu 1 before heard it
| "1 w.i* the Go"; ik-1 or the boy bvttallion,
j your majesty."
"Ah ' 1 remember. Well, that, is an ad
; ditional reason wny L sh ui-i attach you to mv
j persoo !"
i "It is too late, Sire," murmured the voting
! soldier.
"Too iute, Captain 1 urosier—and why ?"
'•Sire, they have Hit tue," aud as he spoke,
ihe withdrew a haudkerciiief, saturated with
| blood, from the breast of hi- coat. '-All will
{soon be • over— Viva /' Emperor, Vivi la
I France
j He reeled for n:i instant i(t bis saddle, and
then fell heavily into the arms of an officer who
, had sprung forward to support him. Ihi rosier
was a corpse.
"So young !—so young !-—and so brave !
and to die on his first battle field!" exclaimed
the Emperor, as he bent down, for an instant
over the body. "Poor boy ! poor boy !
Then setting spurs to ins charter, he gallop
ed off, as if unable to linger over so sad a
I spec l aide. — Fpisixf* </t /fit French History.
man recently died in France, leading his sou,
who was OD a visit to the United Btatc.% the
snug little sum of §2,000,000 of which S6O
- was subsequently remitted to a New York
banker tube paid to the young man. It ap
pears, h..weyer, he c.iubi not be found, al
though advertised for, until a few days ago,
when he was discovered lying sick it; the work
'■ house, in Erie county, New York, when* he
was committed as a vagrant. The Luekport
/lifverliS'r, which ttlis this stor), says toe
\ouug man brought with him to the IT. States
§63,000, and of this he lost §20.000 h) the
. failure of a banker, and .-petit ti.e balance in
' gambling and dissina'ien.
(Jitestiomi for IVebatlsig Sorlellett.
'f the traveler who took the eourc of bu-
I man eveuti has in any event ever been beard of
! since.
If brass will make a eandies'ick, what wi'ii
moke ore let loose *
If the hollow of a log can bo heard?
If tin will make a can, what wilt make a
! cau't?
If twelve inches make ono foot, how many
W'll make a leg*
If five and u half yards tuake one pole, how
many will it take to make a log.
Do potatoes ever wear out, as we often hear
o? potato patches.
If pig pen* will do to write with?
NVilt the Gape of Good Hope fit a lady ?
If a good act benefits no one else it benefits
the one who docs it.
VOL. 32, NO. 17.
A!l ixr TO GRIXD.
t When I wft little buy says Dr. Franklin,
. j I remember, one cold whiter morning, 1 wa*
, accosted by a smiling man with an axe on hit
t I shoulder. "My pretty boy,'" said he "has your
father a grindstone T %
"Yes, sir," said I.
, "You are a fine little fellow,"' said he, wiil
you let me griud tny axe ou it ? '
Pleased with the compliment of "fine little
fellow," I answered, "U,yos; it. is down in
the shop."
"And will you, mv little fellow,*' said Le,
i patting me ou the head, "get ine a little hot
j water
| Could I refuse'' 1 ran ami soon brought a
j kettie full.
"Ifow old are you, ami whit's y.-.ur name 1"
! And without waiting for a reply, he continued,
"I HUI sure you are one of the finest little lel
! lows that 1 ever saw. Will yo:i iust turn a few
j minutes for me ?"
Tickled at the flattery, like fooJ, i wentto
j work, atid bitterly did I rue the day. It was a
i new axe, and 1 toiled and tugged till 1 was al
■ 'uost tired to death. Tin* school bell rang and
I could uo get away. My hands were blister
' e<J, the axe was shaipened, and the man turned
to nic with, "Now, you little rascal, you're
, played truant; scud for school, or you'll rue
i t."
Alas, thought j i* is hard enough to turn a
grindstone this cult! <hy, but ( o be called a Jii
t;o rascal ba* too much.. It sunk deep is mv
mind, snd eftufj hare 1 thought of it since.—
f \\ lieu I see a merchant over {*?iJe to his ens-
I tcmer*, begging thoiu to take a little brandy, and
tlirowiug his goods on the counter, thinks i that
man has an axe to griud. When I see a nun
i Haltering the people, making a great profession
• f attachment t-j liberty, wii > is iti private life a
t tyrant, uictbinks l>fe out g-> >d people, that tel
ow w ird set you fuming a grindstone. When
1 sie a msii hoisted ir,'o office by party spirit,
without a single qualification t, reuder bioi re
epce table or ifleful, alas, deluded people you
arc doomed fvr a m-ason to turn a grindstone
for a betly.
The retrograde European journals all qtinto
with great delight ttie recent exposure ot the
' corruption praised in our Navy Department
by Messrs. Buchanan ami Toucy. Tee famous
; letter of "J. JJ." in particular, encouraging
Mr. T u'eey .to jijj several taoasaud more for
rates for Mr. Thomas if. Fiireuet, M. 0., in
the friu of nil excessive compensation for.steam
tnaeuiuery. is especially welcome to these ene
mies ot uui*ers:.t suffrage and popular instito
ti os. S;e, they exclaim, to what results the
j republican system roust surely lead! Bribery
and corruption Bom the very head of the Kx
j ecutive, who puts his own sign unfiuM to the
most retching transaction, down to tho most
ufii -iai ageut. ■ ()f course, with such a bugbear,
tint English conservative cm successful!)' iesi.*t
every effort to popularize the subject in that
; kindgdom. ihe Pro-Si .very Democratic par
's' in fins country thus exert a fatal influence
abroad as well as at home. Mr. Buchanao and
bis compeers not only inflict a deep disgrace on
their own country, but add strength aud weight
to the shackles of the people in Europe. In
stead of an example of .Liberty toother nations,
j A luetics is new the scarecrow of despots and ar
; ivtocracies.—-Y*. Tabune.
S What President Buchanan has done in dcfi
j unco of the will of the people, s expressed
through (heir accredited ropte3euit>tives is ibr
cibly pui iu the following extract from u Har
: ford paper :
"When Connecticut repudiated Isaec l'oucey,
| Mr. Buchanan took him into the o.binet.
"When Michigan repudiated Lewis Cans Mr.
| Buchanan took hint into the (Linnet.
"W hen old Berks repudiated Jehu Glanoy
Jones, Mr. Buchanan tewarded him with a mis
sion to Austria.
"When Indiana repudiated John Petit,
Mr. B uelncan made liiut ('hid Justice of Kan
"When lowa repudiated George W. Jones,
I Mr. Buchanan offered him a mission to Bo
! >tu - r
"When Jowa repudiated Augustus Csesar
i Podge, he was made Minister to Hpain.
: "When the pi o-slavery party faded to est ah
, li-h Slavery in Oregon, Mr. Buchanan made its
j leader the 1 . District Judge."
j Mr. PuUttp coming huuie isle, 'pretty full,
, finus the walking slippery, cud exclaims • Y
--ver-very fbng'lai ; wli-wln-never water freescs
■ it alius fr-freeeos with the sl-slippery side up ;
dem'd singular.
A pret'y woman is like a great truth, or a
great happintss ; and has no more right to
bundle herself up under a green veil, or any
similar abomination, than the sun has a right
to put green spectacles on.
Servant : 'What kind of sauec will you have,
Mr. Blitkins V
Biifktns : 'I don't allow a servant, to give me
•: any kind of sauce.'
An editor down ort thinks children's g*me
r becoming popular with elder persona now
a-days as tic !tas seen several gentlemen eha
• iug 'hoops* in the streets.
Jerry Biggs lemetuhercd his miserly unclo
| in his will, tor he bequeathed 'to my mothers
j brother a gnn-9int,and a knife to skin it with.*
Of all raithly music that which reaches th
farthest into heaven, is the btwing of a loving
; 'My d**r wife, I wish you would try to keep
' your ieißper'—*My dear husband I wish you
w> u!d try and get rid of yours.'