The globe. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1856-1877, June 13, 1860, Image 1

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[From the Home Press.]
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
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.
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
. 50
" 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
• "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
" 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 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
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
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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
" 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.
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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.
—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.
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,
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.