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WILLIS There is snow on the hillside, And a glittering chain Of frost hangeth over The trees down the lane ; And, with closed icy portal The brooklet is still, While the gusts of Decanter Blow dreary and chill; But here the bright firelight Falls warm on the floor— Still my heart is acold— There is crape on the door A silence unbroken Each chamber doth ffil— The dead with the living— How still, oh how still The dead with the living— A sorrowful scene— But worse when the snowflalte And turf be atweenl Yet the snow it shall melt When the winter is o'er ; But, alas for the summer— There is crape on the door! When the fields were all bright With the ripening grain, In the soft dust of summer, Thick-strewn o'er the lane, 'Meng the eight little foot-prints, How soon we could tell Where that of our weeny Weak trembler fell! And six little footprints ➢fay meet us once more; But two are departed— There is crapo on the door! There's a sound, as of weeping, While the death-angel's wing Ffath dropped its dark shadow O'er each living thing! And three little faces, With sorrow I see, Look up to my face, From their place by my knee Only three little faces— Alas, there were four— Aro now in their places, With crape on the door I There is crape on the door; Yet a snowy - white band Malt been twined 'mid its folds, By some angelic hand— For they paused on the threshold, Ere they bore off our boy, To leave with our morning A token of joy; And the angel, whose footsteps had passed o'er our floor, Left a pat t of his robe With the crape on the door. elect tGrR. THE HEAVY CROSS TRANSLATED FROM THE F.RENCII. Robert Hope and Samuel Hullins had lived next door to one another for more than twelve years, and it is probable that they would have continued to live in harmony, if Samuel, who had served under Admiral Nelson, had not gained at Trafalgar a small pension, which he paid for by the loss of one of his legs.— Now partly that leg, and still more that pen sion, were objects of jealousy for Robert; he blamed fate for having left his two legs, and he complained bitterly to God because he could not, as he said, sell his legs at the same price as Hullins. Every time that he went to pay his rent, he repeated grumblingly that his neighbor was a very happy man; that he was able to pay a rent, the king gave him him such a good pension. At first, Robert contented himself with talking of his grievances to himself; but lit tle by little his discontent was expressed more loudly, and soon it became his habitual and favorite topic of conversation. One week when be was behind-hand with his rent, and as he was going toward the house of Mr. Taylor to make his excuse, he met his neigh bor Hullins, who was going as regular as a clock to pay his rent. The very sight of Samuel had on Robert the effect of sickness ; so when he bowed his head in reply to the salutation of Hullins, his face singularly-re sembled that of a bull showing his horns to a dog. On reaching the house of the land lord, Hope was severely reprimanded, and the example of his neighbor held up to him, as : always paying regularly and to the lastpenny. "Yes, yes," muttered Robert, " there are some who are born with their mouth full of money ; Hullins is very happy, but I am not astonished that a person can pay regularly when he has such a pension as his." " }fulfills has a pension, that is true," re plied Mr. Taylor, "but his infirmity is. a heavy cross, and if you were afflicted with it, you would complain much more." " Not at all," replied Hope ; " if I would have been happy enough to lose alegas he has, it would have been a famously productive day for me. I would sell all my limbs at the same price that Samuel has. Do you call his wood en leg a heavy cross? for my part I think his pension ought to make it light. The heaviest cross that I know of, is to be obliged to work unceasingly to pay your rent." Mr. Taylor was a good-natured man, and a keen-observer. He had for a long time re marked Robert's envious disposition, and he resolved to convince him that with a discon tented spirit the lightest cross would soon be come heavy. "I see," said he to Hope, " that you are disposed to do nothing; very well. I can free you from this necessity of working which you think so grievous. You think the cross of your neighbor Samuel easy to bear, do you ? If you will accept of one much lighter, I will engage to hold you quit of your rent." ." But what kind of. across will you put on my shoulder ?" asked Robert, uneasily, for he feared that the proposition would not be accepted. . 50 WILLIAM LEWIS, VOL. XV. " Such as this," said Mr. Taylor, taking a bit of chalk and tracing a white cross on Rob ert's coat; "as long as you wear this I will not ask you for your rent." Hope thought at first that his landlord was joking; but on being assured that he was speaking seriously— " By St. George I" cried he, " you may be sure that you have seen the last of my money, for I will carry such a cross all my life ?" Robert soon left, congratulating himself on his good luck, and all along the road he laughed at the folly of Mr. Taylor in giving up his rent so easily. He had never felt hap pier in all his life than when he reached home ; he found fault with nothing ; even his dog came and sat down at his feet without being punished for his familiarity. As he sat down on entering the . house, his wife did not at first see the white cross on his shoul der ; but passing behind her husband to wind up the clock, she cried all at once, in a sharp voice: • "Ah ! good heavens, Robert, where have you been ? You have a cross a foot long on your back. You must have come from the tavern, and I suppose some drunken friend has played you this trick to make you look like a booby—as if you needed a mark for that!. Get up, and keep quiet till I brush off that cross 1" " Get off!" cried Hope, turning away quick ly, " my clothes have no need of you ; go and knit your stockings, and let me alone." " That I will not !" said Mistress Hope in still sharper tones. "I do not wish my hus band to become the laughing stock of the village, and if I tear your coat in pieces, you shall not wear that ridiculous cross !'' So saying the whole household endeavored to brush Robert's shoulder ; and be, knowing that resistance was useless, fled, swearing and shutting the door violently. " What a fury !" murmured he; "if she had been more gentle, I would have told her of my good luck ; but she is not worthy of know ing it." "0, Robert !" cried the old man Fox, the moment Hope turned the corner of his house ; "what is that white cross you carry on your back 2" " Mind your own business," replied,Hope insolently. " Mr. Hope," said little Patty Stevens, the daughter of the grocer, "stop a moment if you please, till I rub off the cross some one has made on your shoulder." " Go and sell your herrings, idle girl," re plied Robert, " and don't trouble yourself about the passers:by." The little girl, confused, hastened into her mother's shop. Just then Hope reached the house of the butcher, who was chatting with his neighbor, the blacksmith. " You are just the man we want," said they stopping Robert, and immediately began to talk of business ; but hardly had they begun, when an old woman, Peggy Turton, came up, dressed in her plaid and blue apron. " Heavens—Mr. Hope !" cried she, gather ing up her apron with her hands, " what a horrible thing on your back 1" Robert turned around to tell her lo let it alone ; but the blacksmith perceived the mark. "By heavens, look l' said he, laughing, " he can serve as the sign for the inn of the IVhite Cross !" " I suppose," added the butcher, " that his wife put this sign on his shoulder for fear of losing him." Hope felt there was but one way to escape their jokes, so he hastily left the place, but not without calling them foolish idlers. The dross began to weigh on his shoulders more than he had at first supposed possible. The unhappy Robert seemed destined this day to unpleasant meetings, for scarcely had he taken a few steps when he found himself in the midst of the school children. The school was over, and th e scholars burst into the road, disposed to make the most of any occa sion for frolic which might present itself.— Hope was seized with a terrible restlessness; he seemed already to hear the hue and cry after him. Before long his fears were real ized ; when a loud cry was heard, and at last fifty scholars began to run after him, and throwing their bonnets and caps.in the air. " Look, look I" said one, "he looks like a sheep marked for the butcher !" And the shouts of laughter began again, louder than ever. Hope now became pale with anger ; he turned round like a surly house dog worried by children, and perhaps would have taken cruel revenge on his perse cutors, if Mr. Johnson, the school-master, had not just then shown himself at the door of his house. ' Robert went towards him and began to complain that his school was composed of vagabonds and insolent children. Mr. John son replied gently, that he would not for all the world encourage impertinence in his scholars, but that the white cross which he had on his back would make people wiser than children laugh. " What business is that to you ?" replied Robert, haughtily, "is not my back my own property ?" The school-master bowed, and Hope contin ued on his way. But the cross bore more heavily on his shoulders. He began to think it would not be so easy to avoid paying Mr. Taylor his rent, after all. If so many jokes followed him already, what would it be when they knew the reason of this foolish orna ment ? Reflecting thus, Robert came near the tavern ; he was going to pass - on, when he perceived Mr. Taylor himself a few steps in advance, and on the other side, his neigh bor Hullins, dragging along his wooden leg, and chatting 'with Harry Stokes, the carpen ter. Harry Stokes was the wit of the village, and on no account did ,Hope wish to be joked by him before Hulling. So he took refuge in .the tavern. But that was not long tenable, The drinkers were not slow to perceive the cross, and joke Hope about it ; a quarrel broke out, and the inn keeper, fearing some thing serious would happen, had Robert put out of his hoiitse by his man. .Robert bad left his own house, intending to go and look after _some work which had been offered him in a neighboring village, but his temper had been so ruffled by the old r:.:',. ? .. , ~:.._ ;' - ~. ..j. I.i .•.='afe.,,,,, ‘;'''' S. :, 1: ! f..:',. -•:-.:,,. ) man Fos, Patty Stevens, the blacksmith, the butcher, Peggy Turton, and the scholars, that he decided to return home, thinking that after all he should be more quiet there. So he started for home. Sometimes he would walk quickly, so as not to be overtaken ; then he would take a step a minute, in order not to pass some one he would see in advance ; sometimes in the road, sometimes in the fields, he would glide behind bushes and jump over walls, and fly from the sight of men with as much care as a robber who had stolen a chicken from a farm yard—all this time the white cross was in supportably heavy. At last he reached home, and hoping now to find a little quiet. But as soon as his wife saw him she cried out: " Are you not ashamed to come back as you went out ? Already five or six of our neigh bors have asked me if you had not lost your senses. Quick now, let me pass my apron over that cross." So saying, Mistress Hope tried to get hold of her husband's arm ; but he rudely pushed her back. Mistress Hope, who was not over burdened with patience, replied with a blow, and the result was a regular fight between the two, to the great scandal of the neighbors, who ran to separate them. It is not necessary to say that everybody decided against Robert, who at first braved the general disapprobation, and even found consolation in his fury ; but the more impet uously a fire burns, the sooner it consumes that which nourishes it; even as passionate men soon exhaust their energy by the violence of their feelings. Robert on becoming calmer had not the courage to continue this painful contest; he felt that there was no hope of quiet for him, either out of doors or in his own house, as long as he wore that cross on his coat, and he decided to efface it that evening himself, of his own accord. The following Monday he went at an early hour to the house of his landlord with the rent for the week in his hand. " Ah, ah, Robert 1" said Mr. Taylor, as soon as he saw him, " I thought you would repent of your bargain before long. This is a good lesson for envious and impatient char acters, who are constantly complaining of God and life. Call to mind all that has hap pened, Mr. Hope, and remember that He who has created us, proportioned the burden to the back of each one of us. Do not complain of being less happy than others, for you do not know what you neighbor suffers. All crosses are heavy ; that which makes them light is patience, courage and faith." General Sack.4on's Noble Wife Many of our public men have been blessed with wives and mothers who were the orna ments of their sex, and by their quiet and ennobling influence contributed largely to the subsequent greatness of their children and husbands. Mr. Parton tells the following story of Gen. Jackson's wife. When Gen. Jackson was a candidate for the Presidency in 1828, not only did the par ty opposed to him abuse him for his public acts, which, if unconstitutional or violent, were a legitimate subject of reprobation, but they defamed the character of his wife. On one occasion a newspaper published in Nash ville was laid upon the General's table. He glanced over it arid his eyes fell on an article in which the character of Mrs. Jackson was violently assailed. So soon as he had read it he sent for his trusty old servant. "Saddle my horse," said he to• him in a whisper, " and put my holsters on him"— Mrs. Jackson watched him, and though she heard not a word, she thought she saw mis chief in his eyes. The General went out, after a few moments, when she took up the paper, and understood everything. She had not been there more than a few seconds be fore the General rode up with the counte nance of a madman. She placed herself be fore his horse and cried out—. "0, General, don't go io Nashville I Let that poor editor live. Let that poor editor live." " Let me' alone!" he replied ; " how came you to know what I am going for 2" She answered, "I saw it all in his paper after you went out; put up your horse and go back." He replied, furiously, " But I will go—get out of my way !" Instead of doing this she grasped his bri dle with both hands. He cried to her, " I say let go my horse ; I'll have his heart's blood—the villain that reviles my wife .shall not live." She grasped the reins but the tighter, and began to expostulate with him, saying that she was the one who ought to be angry, but that she forgave her persecutors from the bot tom of her heart, and prayed for them—that he should forgive, if he hoped to be forgiven. At last, by her reasoning, her entreaties, and her tears, she so worked upon her husband that he seemed mollified to a certain extent. She wound up by saying•: " No, General, you shall not take the life of even my reviler—you dare not do it, for it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord !'" The iron-neved hero gave way before the earnest pleading of his beloved wife, and re plied ; " I yield to you ; but bad it not been for you, and the words of the Almighty, the wretch should not have lived an hour." Der Hold on to your temper when you are angry, excited or imposed upon, or others angry about you. Hold on to the truth, for it will serve well, and do you good throughout eternity : Hold. on to virtue—it is above all price for you in all times and places. Hold on to your charrcter, for it is and ever will be, your best wealth. Hold on to your tongue when you are ready to swear, lie, speak harsh or use any improp er word. • Hold on to your band when you are about to strike. pinch, scratch, steal, or do any im proper act. fie'' No man is obliged to think beyond his lights, and we never leave good sense be hind till we wish to get beyond it. V.ERE.-• HUNTINGDON, PAN, JUNE 13, 1860. A Young Man's Character. No young man who has a just sense of his own value, will sport with his own character. A watchful regard of his character in early youth will be of inconceivable value to him in all the remaining years of his life. When tempted to deviate from strict propriety of deportment, he should ask himself: Can I afford. this ? Can I endure hereafter to look back upon this ? It is of amazing worth to a young man to have a pure mind ! for this is the foundation of a pure character. The mind, in order to be kept pure, must be employed in topics of thought which are themselves lovely, chas tened, and elevating. Thus the mind hath in its power the selection of themes of medi tation. If youth only knew how durable and how dismal is the injury produced by the in dulgence of degraded thoughts; if they only realized how frightful aro the moral depravi ties which a cherished habit of loose imagina tion produce on the soul—they would shun them as the bite of a serpent. The power of books to excite the imagination is a fearful enemy of moral death when employed in the service of vice. • The cultivation of an amiable, elevated, and glowing heart, alive to all the beauties of nature, and all the sublimities of truth, in vigorates the intellect, gives to the indepen dence of baser passions, and to 'the affection that, power of adhesion to whatever is pure, and good, and grand, which is adapted to lead out the whole nature of man into those scenes of action and impressions by which its high destination may be most effectually reached. The opportunities of exciting these faculties in benevolent and self-denying ef forts for the welfare of our fellow-men, are so many and great that it really is worth while to live. The heart which is truly evan gelically benevolent, may luxurate in an age like this. The promises of God are in in expressibly rich, the main tendencies of things so manifk,stly in accordance with them, the extent of moral influence is so great, and the effect of its employment so visible, that whoever aspires after benevolent action and reaches forth to the things that remain for us, to the true dignity of his nature, can find scope for his intellect, and all-inspiring themes for his heart. Yankee Courage. More than half a century since, a New England farmer boy entered Harvard Col lege as a student. The class to which he belono-ed were assembled in the room of one of their number for . one of the Convivial meetings which were common in those days. A man dressed in a teamster's frock drove a load of the produce of his farm to Cam bridge. After transacting his business, be entered the College yard and inquired of a .lad he met there for J— 'l—. The little souled fellow, thinking to mortify the young man, took him to his room occupied by the class, and opening the door, said— " T—, here is a gentleman who wishes to see you." T—, without exhibiting the slightest mortification, sprang to the door, and wel comed his father very affectionately; then turning to his class-mates, said—. "Gentlemen, give me leave to introduce my father to you, he is a poor and hard-work ing man, but as honest and worthy a man as lives." Pride and aristocracy were abashed, and all the nobler feelings of our nature aroused in the young men. They came forward, shook bands with the old man, invited him to enter their room and take a glass of wine with them, which was the compliment usually offered to visitors at that time. He of whom this anecdote is related, after filling an honorable office in the Courts of Essex County for many years, has ceased to act his part among us; but the memory of his virtues will be cherished by all who had the happiness of knowing him ; and it is to be hoped that his example may stengthen many to be true to their highest and best im pulses. INFANTICIDE IN ORINA.—Much has been said of infanticide in China, but it appears to be exaggerated. Children are generally worth something ; parents might sell them, or, at any rate, could take them to the foundling hospital, of which there is generally one in every city ; but during the famine alluded to, there were doubtless many mothers who were unable to supply the natural nourishment to their offspring, and the infants died, or per haps were put an end to. It strnck me at the time that many infants must be destroyed, and I went to the small tower, not far from Shanghai, into which bodies of children aro cast. The tower covers the well, and stands about twenty feet high ; at the upper part are two small arched windows, through which the children are thrown. On climbing up to look down through the windows, I was hor rified to find, that not only was the well full, but the tower piled to the top with bodies. The keen frosty weather prevented putre faction giving earlier notice of the dead pile there accumulated. The infants were wrapped in mats or old clothes ; but there was noth ing to lead to the belief that they were thrown there alive, or that they had been killed ; and without better evidence than exists, the Chi nese at Shanghai should have the benefit of the doubt, and we may believe that most of children died a natural death, and were de posited in this recognized receptacle for their their corpses, to save the expenses of the reg ular burial. At the foot of the tower remains of small fires were visible, showing that of ferings had been made to " Joss" through the most glaring of cheats, 'paper syce. The strongest evidence against the tower is its proximity to a Buddhist nunnery; these are often most disreputable places. There was one at Foochow, in which the nuns behaved so grossly that they were put to death, and the funds of the nunnery were confiscated to the Government..--Twelve Years in China. , Seir The soul of liberty is the love of law, says the German philosopher Klopstock. Vir How should a husband speak to a scolding wife ? "My dear I love thee still." Editor and Proprietor. nts ttillantous tbas, Counterfeit Coins. 1 - From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce.) The whole country is flooded with counter feits of gold and silver coin, and, unless some thing is done to arrest the growing evil, the rogues will soon have it all their own way. Formerly, a pair of scales and a bottle of ni tric acid were all that was necessary to enable any receiver of money to detect the bogus coin while an expert would separate the genuine from the counterfeit by the very touch and ring of the piece. Science and skill have changed all that; and now the experts are themselves at fault. while the common peo ple are altogether at ,the mercy of the manu facturers of bogus coin. Up to a recent peri od, the most dangerous fraud in circulation was made from a genuine die, fitted to strike quarter-eagles, which was stolen from the mint at New Orleans. -It bore the date of 1854, if we remember rightly ; and the pieces were made of composition metal, handsome ly plated, and coined in this stolen die. That was followed by the practice of splitting the gold dollar, taking out about sixty cents of its value, and soldering the shell together again. Then came the sawing into the edge of a piece, generally a half or quarter eagle, cutting two thirds of the way through, and afterwards fill ing up the coin, remitting and gilding the edge. The latest and most skillful of these frauds is perpetrated, as far as detected, chief ly with the eagle. The piece is split into three parts, or at least the two outside shells containing the impression are separated from the centre. The latter is forfeited to the op erator, and its place supplied by a fitting of platina to which the outsides are fastened, the edges being remilled and handsomely pla ted. This is so well done, that very few ex perts, outside of the two accomplished testers of coin employed at the office of the Assistant Treasurer, can detect the cheat. The ten dollar piece under this management loses about $5.50 of its gold, and remains equally good for circulation. The fact that this is done at all, and the operation continued, is proof that it is carried on upon a large scale I, for the exquisitely fine machinery, and the ' skill and science necessary to success, could not be profitably employed except in the con duct of an extensive business. The pieces are full weight, and except through the won derful instinct of here and there a rare ex pert, they cannot be detected, as they answer all tests that do not involve the breaking or cutting of the coin. There must be, at this moment, a large number of them on deposit in our banks, and in almost every full bag of coin one or more of these, or other similar frauds, may be discovered, while the number of bad pieces offered at the Sub-Treasury has sometimes amounted to fifty or sixty dollars in a single package of five thousand. The counterfeit and fraudulent silver coins are al so increasing. The greasy lead or soft com position quarter-dollars any one may detect ; and a portion of the bad half-dollars are of the same stamp. But more recently a composi tion-piece has been uttered, which rings well, does not feel smooth to the touch, and can on ly be detected by careful testing. Its exact ingredients are unknown, but the weight is evidently made up by a per tentage of plati ng. The increased abundance of the last named metal has added very much to the facil ity with which these +operations are conduct ed. Formerly, if a piece offered as gold was of full weight, with no increase of size, the fair inference was that it must be genuine.— Platina first came into use about the middle of the last century, being found in considra ble quantities in South America, and since it has also been discovered in Russia and other parts of the world. In color it nearly resem bles zinc, but it is heavier than gold, its specfic gravity being 21.5 while gold is only 19.3. To facilitate the understanding of this subject. we may remark that in addition to these two metals, the others usually employed in these coinage operations are—mercury which weighs 13.5, lead 11.3, silver 10.5, copper 9, and zinc about 7, ; that is, the bulk of the metal displaces that number of times of its own weight of water. It is easy to see that as platina is worth much less than gold, while its specific gravity is greater, it is cer tain to be employed in all successful frauds, where the weight is essential. In counter feits of silver, it is sometimes added in small quantities to give both weight and consisten cy. Since these new frauds are so difficult of detection when once the coin is in circulation, it follows that the only successful method of dealing with these manufacturers is to dis cover the establishment whence they are first issued, and to take possession of the imple ments employed in their production. This is all the easier from the necessities of the case, as such elaborate work cannot be done in a corner. To make it worth while for ex perienced detectives to move in the matter, they must have a greater stimulus to exertion than the mere hope of becoming public bene factors. Formerly the several district attor neys at the principal commercial centres were authorized to offer rewards for the detection of counterfeiters, but the praCtice has fallen into disuse. It is the work of weeks to follow the most skillful utterers of bogus coin back to the establishment where the artist has his home, as not unfrequently the coins pass through several hands before they make their first public appearance, and the secret of the workshop is carefully guarded. Make it an object however, and the detective will do it, and the -reward should be sufficient to keep a number of these shadows always on the look out. Within a few days the banks have be come a little startled by finding a sprinkling of these pieces inside their vaults, and public attention is likely to be aroused to a serious effort to abate the nuisance. We cannot doubt the hearty co-operation of the Govern ment in a matter of such importance. AN FaTENSIV.E ITEM.--The mere post of land on which British railways are construc ted, has averaged $43,000 per mile, as much as the average cost.of making a railway in the United States. 4a)'' One-line news items are scarce. BREAK-DOWN OF A REPUBLICAN RATIFTE.A. , TION MEETING.—An " Abe Lincoln" meeting was arranged for the evening of the 22d, at Lucas Market, St. Louis, and some of the people met, and contrary to the usual style of announcing such meetings, viz : that the " enthusiasm was indescribable"—we are bound to state that it could be easily described. The expected crowd was tardy; and it was 9 o'clock before a chairman was obtained. No other officer was appointed. During the de lay in organizing some fun was in progress. "'Dime" was frequently called by the men of muscle, and the following calls filled the air: " Start your canal boat"—" Drive on your cart"—" Cut loose your flat boat"—" Hurrah for Bates"—" Three cheers for the Irrepres sible Conflict"—" If you can't get up a free soil meeting, let's organize some other sort" —" Hurrah for Abraham and the Israelites" —" Fetch on your fence rails." At length, about 9 o'clock, Wm. C. Jones called the meeting to order, and Francis H. Manter was announced as Chairman. He was not assist ed by the usual array of Secretaries and Vice Presidents. The only speaker was Francis P. Blair, Jr. He was frequently interrupted by cheers for Chase, Bates, Father Abraham, and even for Blair himself. The name of Douglas was frequently called. Mr. Blair managed to say a few words about the bear ing of the slaveholders of his own State, but got no further, and upon the conclusion of his remarks the platform broke down, and the oratory, but not the Am, came to an end. NO. 51. A. " PINCEIIN" TIME GETTING INTO A Snow. —One of the Wisconsin lobby at the Chicago , Convention, anxious to see the show from the gallery of the Wigwam, tried to pass the doorkeeper, when he was told that no gentle man could enter unless accompanied by i lady. Not to be bluffed, he waited the en trance of an apple woman and undertook to pass himself in under her protection. The doorkeeper told him that dodge had been "played out" at an early stage of the game, Back went our persevering friend and waited unil the impracticable doorkeeper had had time to forget him, and then, closely follow. ing a remarkably well dressed female, he tightly grasped her shawl s and for the third time presented himself for admission.—, "Hold on, sir ! you can't go in," said the doorkeeper. " Well, then, let my wife come out; I am not going to trust hot in there among all those ruffians I" indignantly ex claimed our friend. "Is that your wife?" asked the guardian of the Wigwam, "Well it is," said the "gentleman from Wisconsin." The doorkeeper turned the well-dressed fe male around, and exhibited to the horrified' gaze of our friend the repulsive lineaments of a greasy nigger wench. "Suthin' dra,p ped," and When our friend revived he tools the first train for Madison.-21fadiotb 4 1.r.qua and Democrat. SMOCKING DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN.---A correspondent of the Worcester (Mass.) Spy gives the particulars of a fatal accident which occurred on Saturday afternoon, the 20th of May, at the satinet factory of F. M. Bard well & Co., in South Belchertown : " Henrietta Fuller, a young woman em ployed as a weaver in the factory, aged aboub eighteen years, went to water cask to ob tain some water for washing, The cask was very near an upright shaft and coupling box, which was revolivng at the rate of over one hundred revolutions per minute, and with which the dress of the unfortunate girl be came entangled. With every revolution her head struck upon the strong iron frame-work which supported the regulator, crushing her forehead, and forcing her eyes from their sockets, while her body and limbs were shock ingly mangled and broken. The cask and the ceiling were covered with marks of the catastrophe, and the body was so firmly bound to the shaft that her steel skirts were cub with chisels befere she could be liberated," A SouTHErsisr VOICE.—The North Carolina Standard, the central organ of the Democra cy of that State, says : " For our part, we have no hesitation in saying that we will not go with South Carolina or William L. Yan, coy and his followers in their attempt to dis solve the Union. The star-spangled banner is not yet odious in our sight, nor do we by any means despair of the republic. We still have confidence in the National Democratie. party. We look to Baltimore for confirma tion of that confidence, and for a ticket which will triumph in November nest. Meanwhile we are for the Constitution and the Union, and against all who would trample on the one or dissolve the other. As for Mr. Yan cey, we leave-him to the tender mercies of the Alabama Democracy. They will disposa, of him." Be-4 fearful outrage was committed at St Athanase, near st. ..john's, Canada, some time towards the end of the last month, which was not, however, discovered till about ten days after, when it caused the wildest excite, ment among the population of the district., Adelaide Bizaillon, with her daughter Marie,. aged 13 years, living at a place called Soixante, went to St. Athanase, a distance of seven miles, to make some purchases, and.. failing to return, a search was instituted for them. After a lapse of ten days their bodies were discovered in a field by some laborers. The heads of both were horribly mangled, the skulls being broken in. The instruments. used for this purpose were sticks and t fence picket. Farther examination showed that the girl had been violated. Three men, of very bad character, are in custody on suspi cion of having committed the crime, SENATOR SEWARD CLOSES His PUBLIC CA." BEER JULY 4, 180.1-The Auburn Advertiser says a committee of leading citizens of tb4t place called on Mr. Seward on Saturday morning last, and requested him to consent to deliver an oration on the Fourth of July.-- Mr. Seward received the request very kind- ly, but said that he must decline the invita tion for the present year. lie added, bow , ever, that if living on the Fourth of July, 1861, he would then cheerfully consent to deliver an address to his fellow-townsmen, as forty years previous to that date he bad commenced his public life, arid that occasiox would be its conclusion. fear The manufacture of lager beer in St, Louis the present year will reach 122,400 barrels ; of common beer 85,500 barrels ; of ale-4,400 barrels. The valuo of the map#afac. tured articles was $1,523,400. Estimating the working capital of each brewery at an average of $15,000, we get the further sum of $600,000 invested in 'beer, making a total of $2,124,400 ; • 13srcuAm You is said that this Mon , monleader is in Philadelphia, and staying at tile. house of a friend. lie purposes remain ing there for several weeks. fie?' The first new white wheat---fromGeorl gia—was sold in New "I;o4. on gouda.) , at. $1,75 a bushel.