Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, October 07, 1854, Image 1
. il ft held 1! c ji i lb 1$ r lift A WF.F.KLY PAPJ'.R: PUULlSHF.n '- . C I rn . i Kit .us. ,?i uu ii year 1 1 auvancp VOLUME 5. tiii: iu)u:sti:.i. BV I.AI'V KI'ENCKn. It ii nut it used to Ic, When you ii ml X wro young, When round aeh eiin md nmplo tint, The honeysuckles i-Iuiir; Hut st ill I love iho cottage where 1 pii!wd my curly yenr, Though not a mii-Io fnco i.s there That lut'inury endears. It is nt ah it used to bo ! The uioes ia on tho roof, And from their neats beneath the rnvei, Tho twullowi keep uloof. Tho robina how they used to aiuj?' When you mid I wero youti(; ; And how did hit the wild bee's wing The opening flowers among ! It ia nt as it used to lo ! The voiues loved of yore, And tho forma that we were wont to see. We see and hear no more, Xo more ! AIiip, we look in vain For those to whom we clung. And love as we can love but once, When you nnd I were youn;. RULES OF HOME EDUCATION. "Homo, thy passing joys are lovely Joys no surangor heart can toll." Tho following rules arc worthy of bo- 1 11 it nnnff,! If! lnlfnra r.T rsA I...! i Wp,1 m n n.n;,.ob ... ' : ?. I household. ' ' "jlough infltctcd . deeper wound than tho I. From your children, earliest infancy ! l",tCr f h'' jou must inculcate the necessity of instant1- hcr? .u'?3 a '"c,y cross country road obedience. " " "e vicinity of Kendal, which formed a 2. Unite firmness wi:h gentleness. I t,lort cm ,0 t!,e ,)uaulir"l of Winder- T.At vnnr nhil.ir,.,, !,. . .i .L. ' The path was rocky nnd narrow. you mean exactly what vou say I you menn exactly what you say. 3. Never promise. hen, anything unless vou are sure vou can give them what you uromise ' . . promise. 1. If you tell a child .to do somethin: cViciw linn t,i il.-v It nnd see that it is ,irmp i v.ilfully disobeying you, but never punish j hcii in anger! 0 ' . Never let them see that they can ! vex vou. or make vou lose vour self-com-! ma ud. 7. If they give wnv to petulance nnd I .per, wait.ill they are calm, and .hen I nily reason with .hem on the impropriety ' leinpcr. of their conduct o'n i ,i . . 3. Remember tint a lutlo present pun- , , ,, ., ., '. r more efluctunl ihan the thrcaicning of a f, great one should the fault be renewed P. Never give your children anything because they ery lor it . , 1J. On no account allow them to do at one timo what you have forbidden under liie line ciicumstnnces ai nnoiner. . 11. Teach them that the only sure and easy way to njipear good is to bo good. 0 LOOu, 12. Accustom them to make their little ' recitals with perfect truth. IU. Never allow of laic benriiv Who Cms. The editor of the Saratoga Republican having lost his appetite nnd got the blue, comes out ns follows : Printing Lsi.ablhhment for Sale. Having rrnde precisely money enough nt the nrintinir business, the subscriber is smiMied to giVo tip nnd retiro lo the poor house,' Under these circumstances he is ' induced to ofcr the Saratoga Republican for sale. The paper Ins a circulation of about pno thousand, cni-fcurth of which may be called paying, and tho othcrthree- fourths non-pnyingpntrons. The office . has a good variety of jub type nnd a fair ' Tun of work of this description, provided j tho work is done at the reduced New; York :i'e.,nr.d tho printer will take "cats and di." for nay. This village- is ono of the prettiest places in the world Torn loud and quarrelsome, engrossing nil tho newspaper publisher. Everybody will j conversation lo himself while Ins bluster f.nd fault, do the best you can, nnd the.ing manner and ill natuicd jokes so dis editor who pleases himself will stand butlguslcd his companions, that one by one n Him chance of plcnsin- anybody else. I they silently rose depnit, dreading by The subscription list nnd good will of the olfi -o will bo thrown in if tho purchaser wil! take tho typo, presses nnd materials for what they aro worth, ond pny for them, so that there will he no probability of the present proprietor being obliged to take the establishment back and return to the busi ness. ffcVlt is soid tliat the origin ol mo cnoi- ... . . . . i i i era in Columbia, Pennsyvanin, has been j dressed in ihe grey home-spun cloth of the traced to the reservoir water. Several country,' uni looked like a wealthy yeo cit'zens proceeded to tho river and opened , man of the middle class. To Robinson he th5 bluices thnt threw the water into the j WBS n stranger, ami that worthy continued feeder. On opening them a number rl carcassr-sof sheep were found lodged there, which had been thrown into it.o river i various times by parlies who had been freighting on the Pennsylvania railrond. Of courso the use of tho reservoir water h3 ceased since tho discovery. 05-perhnps thcro U no set of men less punctual than mechanics. Do you want an ui.b .'stcrorl Ho rarely comes when ho agrees. So with carpenters, painters, end nearly all oihers. Ti!-" nnd shoe makers often do not have their articles homo in lime." The con:equenco is .hat thousands remain poor oil their lives, wlm, if they wero moro faithful in iheir word, uni. 1,1 aifiira n Inrirn run of CUStOm, and so make their fortunes. Co punciunl, if you would succeed. CCrFlour is declining in pric. IV rr i.minr .... . J!1 OOJ,h si '.-; ;r i . -.i . . . . THE SPECTRE OF V1MJERERE : Or Wat Robinson, the Bully Butcher. mo siory i nm about to tell I had from an nlJ aunt of mine who h;ts Ion" been gathered to her kindred dust. a Nitturally ofu strong and vigoiousmind, my aunt did not herself believo in super natural agencies ; but they utnuscd her, and she told those stories so well, that slio never tired her auditors. It is one of ihe tales that I am about lo relate. Sho hnd the facts from my grandfather, who was himself personally acquainted with Mr. Loth waite, one of tho actors in the drama. About a hundred years ago there lived ;in the town of Kendal, Westmoreland, jl'.nyland, a man of gigantic staturo nnd great strength, who followed the trade of a butcher. The person who was called l Wat Robinson, was noted for his nuarrpi. jsome rufllunly disposiiion, which won for ' - ....... j uisjuaiiiiui, w men woniorirmn Mr Iilite ., mm me appell appellation of Bull v Uobinson. the I Imr ,r K..n.i..i i . i her of Kendal. 1-orcmost in the iSn-o Ho 7" ZL r rt '". ! Iversallv feared and h,Ll I lliis man was very fund of practical joKes. i.ui ins joues were like himself, j nnu originated in tho cruelty and malice of j ns mind. The pain he indicted upon oth- :ers aiiorueu nun tlie greatest pleasure . . Era,Jno tones of Lis coarse brutal Iu"u ai' "l'lUL""-,u oy ny pedestrian , r cqs'n vrllcrs. For some months; ,re.v.,OU8 0 1,10 fr,oJ of u "dl 1 ani now wrJ"nfe' tllis rjaJ "d got the character of, seldom Irequented by any pedestrian nr nntirD nnu I r-i en ah i. v. . . i. 1 got the character of, being haunted. A hideous npnnriiiori in " y monster, with horns itmu uuuis, uus.rueieu inu passage oi irnv-j 'cllers through tho lane, chasing them back ; nnd hools, obstructed tho nnssngn of Irnv- .w" ' llr.eaUIU1 u'llowinos a"J d.abol-, persons bad been fnghlcnrd into .fll3,b'! lho,Tcro 5 ond one falj,c 11 d '" had lost his reason, by unexpectedly en-! C0U"'c,'nS !hc dem one of the most '"VV n ' , 1 "1 ,uf ,!,nl!,t10, h;id brcu sc! n iby so many respectable persons in the ; town nnd its vicinity, whose veracity, from lhJ wcI1.known ilv of tIlcir c, arac.'. tors, tlio most sceptical could scarcely i , , ,i , ,i u ,, , doubt, that the public mind became crcnllv Untrd lv lho'ni hly rccurrt.nco 8Uci, st"arll; j, -o wcr(J nQ ,(. ! laughed nt for their credulity, in believing ;lmf which so , TSMo witnesses (0f.!arcd ,0 bc ,ruc-; The Windermere ghost became tlie gen-j cral theme of conversation ; and the road una n h.n ndnnnil hv nil uhn ivcrn nnnn.Tint. . -,u ,i,0 ,- ,i !,i rni, ,i, vv ii nu nil mil. lvjiu i..itv,ii tuu lanij by a more public thoroughfare. . One night n large party assembled in a public-house in the suburbs of Kendal, to . drink their nle nnd discuss the news of the jday. Thcso were chiefly farmers nnd ' sheep-grnziers from the moors nnd fells, ' who had disposed of iho fallings of their flocks nt the market, and wero returning in a body to their lonely homes among the hills. The centre of this group, and a man a ol no small importance among them, was: the big butcher of Kendal. lie had been 'a largo purchaser; and iho jolly yeomen j had Hung back a few shillings from tho j money they had icceived, to furnish a gen-j crol treat big Wat himself placed in the, chair, ns tho great man of the comnnuy. This was un honor iho bully butcher never fuiled lo nbuso. As i he fumes of .he ; alo began lo ascend into his head lie grew: word or action lo rouse into active opera tion the mischievous disposition of the man. Tho guests ni the "IIolly-Trce" had all dropped away, until tho butcher and one young man, who hnd been a silent specta- tor of ihe scene, nlone occupied tho ehim - ncy-corner. 1 his person, who was vast- lv superior in his appearance o tho muni . . . . . . , w10 ,aci intely Idled tho table, nnd was to eyo him with a sinister glanco ol curi osity nnu inquiry. Tho landlord entered to throw on a fresh billit of wood, for it was winter, and tho night wns very cold. "Is tho moon up, Lowther?" said tho ycomnn, rising to his feet, and bultonin j his grcat-coat to the chin. "It is limo 1 was on tho road." "Yes, Mr. Leihwaile, she has been up soma time, but, sir, if I were in your place, I would never travel lhat road at midnight." "Why, wlint tho deuce is tho matter with tho rood! Are you troubled with robbers in these parts?" "No sir, tho road is haunted." "Ilauntcd I" exclaimed tho yeoman, bursting into a merry laugh. "Yes, sir; haunted, ond by tho devil, sirl Ikaw him with my own eyes, nnd AND CLAUK WILSON; DKVOTF.D ' '' " i1""' " iiiiiii six liionuip, .N CLEARFIELD, SATURDAY, OCT01SER 7, you know, sir, tlio old savin", scninrr !u I bolin..;,,,, ' I lumph ! nnd what was tho devil like?" . Ukc, sir? why, nothing human. Ilo was as hairy as a liutlhlo, with huge white 1 horn,, a iong whisking tail, and colvcn' r..V . ! yn, not ttio old story. I never saw j uu novo no great wish to mnko Ins acquaintance to-night ; but it is not an idle woman s tab that will prevent me Irom taking tho nearest road homo, fray onter your man to saddle my horse quick - ly, lor have overstayed my time, al - tL inn,iu..i i . listening to tho yeoman with half a sneer, now turning hastily round addressed him Yn , 1 ,h , y' , ! "lou wish us to think you a very brave I .. .:.t . , .v ' V". ' " " u 13 I maiisio mo n manor oi per eel in- ditferenro I.,.,l,,it 1i,.,k,:i difler,cc,"rc,urcd Lethwaitoi hnugh.ity, and ncymg f.U hull., l, !. ' stem glance ; "tho man who has faith in iu" 7 T T ' , InsPuc. m'a l,r i.;,v,.,ir r.. .1 . .. sentecl to tlio traveller tho nnnearnnee of himself cures little for tho opinions of others. ilv . No offence," said Robinson, v. ho did uui iiku mo uery ginnceoi iiiscomparnon s l:i. . I r n eyo ; "hut if you are determined upon re turning to Windermero bv the cross road. it is the duty of a friend io warn you of your danger - . "Danger! what, the idle talo I have !jl'st heard ; none but a coward would turn j from his path for a gossip's fable." . "Men as brave ns vou can be have sal- hed forth at nightfall, to bid defiance, as "eu lonn at nignu; they snid to nil the n,."J, hav0 T lurnL'd rught as pale as the i im, c, . . i . r .1 I uiu powers oi unnniess, to this house at mid flight as pale ns tho sheeted dead. There is not n man in Kendal." cried tho excited butcher, striking his huge fist on the oak uiuie, unui me glass upon it chattered nnd rang nain, "that daro travel that road to- table, until the tlass upon it cliattcred nnd nig 't. 'I am sorry ,o think that the decend- onts of hold Kendal archers can have de- generated into such a flock of geese," said tho yeoman. "I have lived too lon nmon" ho lulls to bo fnghtcned by shadows My "V " " ,T 1 , , . 1' ar Mark'. f ,a,rin3 ""'.' "ted the butcher, placing his huge person in the doorway, "to attempt that road to ni 'ht you wili return to the "Holly. Tree" belorc morning, half-dead with fright." The young man smiled inercduously. "Sir, do you disbelieve nicT "I think you very credulous." "Fellow, do you take me f jr a coward I" cried the butcher, tho red blood rushing into his bloated face. "Ynn lnul Imiiwr mind what you say. With one blow I could annihilate a puny chap like you." "Real courage cannot bo testod by mere nnimal strength," said Lethwaite calml v. "David was a dwarf to Goliah, but mental courage and tho fear of Clod conquered his gigantic fue. I do not wish to quarrel with you, sir. Vou believe in ghosts; I do not. Good night." "Ah!" quoth the butcher, shaking his lingo fist aftcrh'un, "the Windermere ghost shall punish you for your disbelief."" Lclliwaites foot was in the stirrup, when sudden thought seemed to strike him i nm not ulraid of ghosts, Lowther ; but I have money about me; the Windermere demon may bo n poor devil, whom the lovo of plunder may tempt to do a deed of violence. It will boas well to examine the loading of my pistols." Ho returned with tho landlord lo the house, nnd both wore not a little plrasodlo to find Iha.vuicher gone. - Lcthwaito con- turned chatting some lima with the land- lord. "I do not like this ghost story of yours," ho said. "If such a spectre has really been seen, depend upon it that it is some deep conlrivanco lo hide a worse danger. I wish, fur the good cf tho community, that I may be lucky enough to full in with the ghost." "Ahl Mr. Lethwaite, sir you aro only tempting Providence when you talk in that j careless way. Tho ghost is a real ghost ; , for though it has frightened mnny,nnd my- sell among tho rest, l never heard of nny person being robbed. Did Dodson, the lamo beggar, lost his senses; but ihcn be was nlwoys a half-witted creature, nnd a man's reuon is not his money. Did I not sco the horrid thing myself I, who, God forgive mc ! hnd made gamo of it, just ns you do nt this moment 1 saw tho mon ster with my own eyes ; nnd how I esca ped from it I never could tell. I ran so fust that I never felt tho ground under my feet, wdiilo il pursued me with tho most frightful yells. I kept my bed for a week after, and have taken good core never to tread tho road by night ngnin." "It is strange !" said Lethwaile, musina ; "sorno truth must bo mingled with this fantastic error 1 What limo of night does this spectro generally nppear?" "It has been seen nt all hours, from twilight until the grey dawn of day. It wns about nine o'clock in the evening when it appeared lo mo. It is near eleven now, sir. You will just reach that black, crooked turning in tho road, whioh winds around tho foot of tho hill, by midnight. That lonely spot is tho demon's favorito haunt." TO POLITICS, LITF.imTIU. AGRICliLTURF.. MORALITY. AND FOUF.IGN - - - Y5, il paid wi!lii:i nine lnonlli?, "I know the place," said Lcthwaito. Vf.s 'liu n f,;,.l,'r,,l ..'.I. 1,1,-1, steep banks, and high rocks on cither side. Dark almost nl noon-day, but doubly dark at noon of niMu " Then, whisilingnn old border song, to keep up his couraKc. tho vcoman dashed tho fpui s jnto his ful0 horse, and rodo oil' ; at a quirk pace; and in a few minutes was out of sight, The landlord listened 1 for a few minutes lo tho clicking of his ' horse's hoofs, striking against tho frozen 1 ground, nnd, thinking him a confounded 'lbol, closed tho door, and went to bed. J.cthwaito sped merrily alon''. The tho cloudless sky, and tho sharp old wintry winds whistled in his hair, and chilled his manlv cheek. An hour's ridinir brouidit 1,im 10 ,hc brow of 11,0 SP crooked h II, .,;,.i, i,.i i, ..:.,, . .. . . . ,.- , ' " "uu '""iu uui iu mm ua inu nvorito haunt of the chost At the foot of this hill, the road took an abrupt turn, nnd the high rocks projecting a huge cavern, until ho reached tho hot- ... ,m o('Uo, lhc 1,10 fusion vanish- cu. i5iunieu noiiv-irees had snrumr un among tho crevices of the rocks, nnd their close dark foliage cast a sepulchral gloom into the deep hollow below. "It is nn ugly spot," thought Lethwaite, as he checked his horse lo tread at foot fall (he steep descent. "Murder may hove been committed hero in tho olden lime, but pooh, pooh, there nre no such things ns ghosts ; but if ever there was a spot more capable of inspiring such n dread than another, it is surely this." The side of the road to his left was in deep shadow. The very Spirit of Dark ness seemed lo brood over the gloomy re cess, w hile tho moon gilded with a wan and spectral light tho. opppositc wall of rock. Leihwaite, in spite of his boasted courage, R It a sudden chill creep through him ns ho approached tho fatal spot. "(!od of heaven ?" he murmcred, in a tone below his breath, "what can that be?" as a horrid shapo slowly and distinctly rose before him, nnd became stationary in ihe centre of his path. - It was not tho form of n man, ond cer tainly it was not a beast, but nppcurcd a shocking compound of both. Imagine a creature upwards of six feet high, covered with shaggy black hair, the head that ofn bull, with Huge, white, widely extended horns. The sinewy baro arms of a man extending nbovo this ghastly hoad.crap. ing n burning brand, which emitted a .bin! cloud ol pnlo blue smoke. The lower par. of tho body was soenveloped in shade that it only presented a dark, undefined shapeless mass. Lethwaite, who had never expected lo behold a real edition of Iho iY indermere ",s '""r """en, nnu nis icein n,n nj3 nft;Pd nrnis baro, nnd a club ' ",c' words, the country has been unusu sligbtly chatter, ns he suddenly reigned in smeared with phosphorous mill grasped olly hc'hhy. his horse, nnd forced himself to look stea- jn bis stiffened hand. I P.ayliss & Davis nre pulling up a steam uy o,,uu I,,., i.asiiy pnanwm. I no "Hc deserved his death,,' said Low I. .rso possessing less self-reliance than his l!l0r(?, n3 w 00iej ,,, opon lh(, .,,,,sl. master. nuned. snorlcl. mil rrnrml no i .... L'. . .. ,, , ' ' a "iwonsycii me nppanii in advan- ml, brandishing his fiery weapon in n threatening manner. "Steady, boy steady," cried hismas-jcr: ler, in a sooilunj lone, siianiod out o his own fears by the terror of his steed this bo tho devil, stand still, nnd let thy master faco him like a man."- Reassured by tho well-known voico, ! and tho caress of tho well-known hand,! tho noblo animal did ns he was command-j ed but ho shook and shivered in every Lethwaite had by this lime drawn a pistol from his bell; nnd riding towards the spectre he cried out in a stern voice, Miserablo impostor! throw off your dis gu;se, or you nre n dead man ; for by the God that made me, I will sec if your body is proof against a leaden ball J" A wild unearthly yell was the only an swer ho got to his threat ; nnd the demon wns now within ten pares of his horse. Tho sharp report of Lcthwnito's pistol woke up nil tho lonely echoes of the place, and The hugo hairy monster fell heavily lo the earth with a smothered curse ; nnd the yeoman yielding (or a moment lo uncon trollable fear, turned the head of his terri fied steed, nnd never slackened his speed till ho reached tho door of tho public house. After a few minutes of breathless sus pense, his loud hurried knock was answer, ed by tho landlord, who, thrusting bis head oul of the garret window, demanded, in no very geniio tone, the cause of such an unreasonable attack upon his door. "It is I, Lowther it is Richard Lcth wnite ; get up nnd let me in directly." "Ah, nh ! I thought how it would end," said tho landlord, ns ho descended to un bar tho door; and he called up tho groom to rcliovo his guest of bis tired horse. "The ghost has driven you back faster than you went. This is to disbelieve Ihe word of honest folks. Why, man, what havo you seen ? you look like ono just risen from tho dead." "I fear I have sent ono to dwell with tho dead a little before his time," snid Lethwaite, drinking of the gluss of brandy proffered to him by his host, at a draught. "1 have shot iho ghost - -. - . . . nnl if not paid until tho expiration 1851. devil, it was lint roof against powder and ball. 1 am more distressed at tins event than if 1 had encountered all the hosts of bell, with Satan himself lo back them.' Call up your people ; for I can no longer go alono to that infernal spot and let us examine nnd identify tho corpse. It was daylight before Lnwthor could persuade any of his servants or neighbors to accompany him nnd Mr. Lothwuiio to the lane. They believed that the latter had seen thu gw ; but as to killing it, that was n sort of waking nightmare something too increditabloeven for the su penatural wonders of u 'dream. Many were the questions nut to Lcth- waite by tho little bnnd of men ; but he walked on silently and thoughtfully, with out speaking n word to anv. "Why did you not call up (ho big butch er, Lowther,"suid one of the party. "In uny case of danger that man is n host in himself." "I have great doubts nsto his couranc," said Lowther, drily. "He is a great bul ly, nnd these wordy men are nil froth ; they make n great noise, but are very slow j J j; U Mr. Loihwuite has killed the host, big Wat would be of small service lo us, ns the danger is already past." "Killed the ghost!" said the first spen kcr, with a sneer: "whoever heard of mortal man killing a ghost ? It is not in llesh and blood lo do lhat. "But suppose the ghost was a man," said Lethwaite "suppose that it was the big butcher of Kendal himself." "Now, God forbid !" said several voices at once : "ihe man is a devil, but not bad enough to turn ghost." "We shall soon know," said Leihwaite ; nt the bottom of this hill the riddle will be alleys 20 feet. Tho Capitol Square con solved." tains 8 ncres. Many buildings aro iu They hud now reached ihe brow of tho j contemplation to be constructed in Omaha steep hill. The sun bad just risen above City this fall. A house suitable for a first the distant mountains ; nnd his first beams glanced upon Ihe tree-lops, without pene Uutmg ihe gioomy recesses which still buried the dense shadow. Slowly, and w ith evident signs of fear, ihe Idtlj parly wound down tho hill. One mnn tried to hum a tune, another to whis - tie ; while a third talked very loudly about ins owu courage in reulity, possessing very links; but all endeavored to dissipate ihe fear lo which lhey involuntary became the prey, as they nppronched the dreaded spot. Leihwaile, who had lingered behind, now walked briskly forward and headed iho party. A dark indistinct mass lay huddled up in the centre of the narrow ; dollars a year, nnd is a well-conducted road. Alidrewback: Lethwaite stepped ! sheet, filled with Nebraska news of every up to it nnd remained stationary, beckon-j description. ing wiih his hand for the oihers to advance. There has been no cholera at Counsil They did so, but what was thesurpriscand jRlufls this season, nor any other general astonishment of all, to find, in tho supposed I '.V prevailing epidemic, and comparative- spectre, the dead nnd bleeding form oi Wnt Robinson, wrapped up in Hie hidn of iy corpse, "it was a cruel iinni; oi i;un ! t(1 admit ibl-. Iibh.n.m Hi.,r;.,. ; ,.,,!..,. , I frjghten his friends and neighbors " "It wns jus! like tho maif," said nnolh-' "he was so full of spite and mdice , 1 if! cou d not hear In srr nlhnra hnm.v I I 1.11 I , . . "IIo has paid a heavy prieo for his fil ly," said Lethwaite. "His melancholy fato should he a solemn warning lo all persons who engage in such wicked jokes, Come, my friend?, lot us carry him hence; I 01,1 sorry lual ho got his death by my hand." FLOUR. One of the most singular features in the eastern markets, in view of Iho remarka ble season of drouth, is ihe decline in the price of brcadstulfs. Flour, during the past week, in New York, declined about fifty cents a barrel. Tito result is attrib uted by some to iho fresh supplies received from mills that havo started since the late rains; others, with moro reason, atiribu'.o the change lo the limited demand of flour for export, in consequence of gooJ crops on the Continent. In Ireland, we learn from a gentleman who is recently travel ed through most of tho counties, the pota to crop is excellent, and bus suffered but liitle from iho blight. There is thus some reason lo believe lhat wc will have no scarcity of provisions in 1 his country du ring tho present year. It is lo bo hoped this calculation will not provo delusive. Pittsburgh Union. (KrAt the celebration of the recert an niversary of Independence, in a town in California, nn Irishmin offered iho fol lowing toast: 'Hero's lil iho Ilnrp of ould Ireland, iho Thistle of Scotland, and tho Lion of England, who laid bis paw on the swate flag of Amoriky, and was glad to take it off again !" 03Yoii rarely, if ever, sco a politician with smooth hair, a great scholar with fino hair, nn artist with red hair, a fop with red hair, a minister with long hnir, or an editor whoso hnir is carefully adjusted. 0Tho Millcrites have now fixed upon the 10th of Mnv, lcG5, as the day when whether manorthe world will positively como lo an end. AND DOMESTIC lNTELMfiENCIS . .. of tlio joar $2 00 Mill bodiarcJ. NUMBER 37. IS IT TKUE ? Tho Ilarrisburg Platform soys it is ru mored that Judgo Pollock intends to wait until within eight or ten days rf tho elec tion, when ho will corno out nnd deny all connection with tho secret organization called "Know Nothings," and this dcninl will bo printed in handbills nnd in tho Whig papers, nnd circulated among tho faithful and unfaithful in all purls of iho Commonwealth. If Judgo I'ollock has no connection with this order, let him sny so now. The Democratic party is ready lo prove his membership, nnd it does not wish to wuit until within n few days of tho election, when tho effect of the deuinl can not bo counteracted by proorof its falsity. Wo nsk Democratic editors in nil parts of tho State to watch this game, nnd nppriso their readers of il. The hardy sons of Pennsylvania wish lo know now whether it is possible for a candidate for Governor in this great State, to join a secref political organization for the pnltry purpose of get ting votes, more especially when that or der tenches him to regard its laws as par Statc amount to the Constitution and laws of the From Nebraska. Tho following is extracted from a letter dated "Omaha . Cily, Nebraska Territory, August 20th ; There nre in this vicinitv about twenty- five or thirty families, and single families nnd residents, nnd single residents, and more daily arriving, lo settlo nnd muk pcrmanrnt homes in Nebraska. From Capitol Hill can bc sceti several commo dious nnd respectable frame buildings. 1 have finished the survey of O.naha i City. Tho lots nre 06 by 132 feet, and ' Capital has partially been contracted for, and certninly will be reared this season, ns tho bricks are now being made on this side of the river for that purpose. I ihink ut least twenty buildings will boconstruct- ed hero d uring this fall, Thcro appear ! to bo but little doubt respecting its being ! tho capital, for a time at least. ihe presumption is I hot nn election will bc hold in the lerntory probably in Oc tober and a session be held next winter; and, therefore, thoso who aro now on iho ground arc anxious to have lie country settled as rapidly os practicable. Ihe Omaha City Arrow, a weekly pa ; per, is now published at our town at two l ' D!l1 n Sinu'' amount ol any sickness, hut few deaths occurring this season ; in snw nnd grist mill in Omaha City, nnd ; everything begins lo denote a healthy or.r! 1 -vr V ;i ill full- v.vlrwf tli- J J """o I,IK Ivasr ExprniTiox-Nearly n 'Mr nnd " half has elapsed since the ! Arr!ic e-M''on, und.jr tha command of our townsman, Dr. Kane, set sail from New York. More than n twelvemonth has passed since Iho last intelligence from the adventurous explorers was received. The wdiole of iho season now terminating has been peculiarly favorablo for their researches, so lhat their return my not bo unreasonably expected nt an early period in tho prudent autumn. Rarely before was iho Atlantic so full tf drifting ieo as during (ho past spring. Il seemed, as veteran navigators said, ns if the frozen harries which had heretoforo guarded iho pole bad nt last broken completely away, opening un egress for tha first time, probably, within ihe memory of man to tho daring expeditionists. We look for great results, in consequence, from tho enterprise of Dr. Kane. The extraordi nary conjunction of a favorablo season and u singularly ublu leader cannot hut be fruitful of imporlant discoveries. The cxistanee or non-cxi.tanco of a vnst polar ocean is almost certain to bo demonstra ted. It is to bc hoped, however, that tho ardor of discovery has not templed Dr. Kane too (ar, so as to prevent tils return Ibis year. It is enough to lose a Frank lin. To sacrifice, also, a Kuno in tha samo generation would bo paying tor high a penalty even for Arctic explora tions. N. Y. Pajxr. Valuahle Application. For wounds received from old nails, or cuts occasion ed by broken glass, peach tree loaves, well steeped, and applied lo tho wound, will give immediate relief. Ly thickening iho liquid from which iho leaves havo been taken, it will keep moist hours. In caso tlm leaves cannot bo obtained, a tea made of twigs of penchtreo thickened, will dots well. Pkmxsylv afia Statu Debt. The Philadelphia Ledger of Saturday gays it learns somi-ofllcially that during tho past year Cov. Bigler has paid off, by the ju dicious administration of thq affairs of tho Commonwealth, nearly on milliou of dollars of tho Stato debt.