Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, December 05, 1866, Image 1
THE FENIAN BROTHERHOOD. An Addr to Irishmen anal friends f Ireland IVon 111 unrrnllon ul t Irrlrs ol I he F. IU, of I'lillanrlrhla. FEI.I.OWCnr.NTItVM AMI Unorii- IRS: At a Convention of Delegates from tho re'poctivo Circles of F. li. of l'hiludelphia, it was resolved to ad dressy on on t best irringevents through which wo Imvo passed, tliut by ro viewing tlio events you may bo in spired with renewed liopo and confi dence in the future operations of our movements believing ns wo ilo thut, from your energy, mini berBnnd wealth, you should occupy tho foreground in a cause that ban lor its aim tho rent or ation of the long lost rights of your beloved country. Early in February last, our Congress met in Pittsburgh, in Extra Session, to doviso menus to carry on our movement having to replenish an empty exchequer the result of tho Molllt-Mansion swindle. From that period to tho last of Slay in ull, not qtiito four months means were collected nnd men enrolled to invade. British territory an exhibi tion of energy without a parallel in tho history of revolutions. Estima ting at the lowest, thero were notles than thirty thousand men from the head waters of tho Lakes to St. Al bans, and twenty thousand moro on tho move from their respective locali ties ull hastening to tho front, not for bounty and pay, but to offer their lives on the ultar of their country. Tho first campaign of tho Fenian Brotherhood closed in tho early part of June; tho ndvanie guard of the Irish army ought its first fight nnd won its liistvictory on tho enemy's territory. They fell back, not before tho prowess of the focuinn, but in obe dience to tho laws of the United States ; and in falling back, they were neither defeated nor disheartened, but only proved their fitness for self-government, by relinquishing the golden jirize, that had been tho hope and as piration of years, at the voice of their adopted country, satisfied that they would yet have tho long looked for opportunity. They loft a bright rec ord on tho field, and one equally bright in the camp ; each man feeling that lie bud Ireland's honor in bis keeping, nnd sacredly it was kept; for, though sutl'ering hunger and thirst, not one case of pillage occurred, nor was a blade of grass destroyed. Our most grateful thanks ure duo to our Amer ican fcllow-citir.cn on tho border, for their hospitality to our men, giving them both food and shelter, aud God speed. At the commencement of the organ ization in this country, twoditliculties presented themselves to earnest think ing men : first, could an exiled peo ple, hard-working and poorly paid, contribute from their scnuty means a sufficient amount to effect anything adequate to ho stupendous un under taking. And, secondly, could a peo ple so scattered over this continent be so organized us to unite tho numbers, energy, and bravery of the raeo and when so united to givo this union the proper direction for tho liberation of Ireland. All this has our organiza tion accomplished our people have been united, ami like the "Dry Bones on the plains," "have been infused with new lilo, and have gathered in their might to take vengeance on their oppressor. For the first timo in the In story of our race, tho peoplo have taken their affairs in theirown ha.ids. The sequel has proved that not only is the national sentiment fresh nnd true, but, from being despised and re puted the "hewers of wood and draw ers of water," they havo at a single bound assumed tho proportions of a nation, battling the crafty diplomacy of England, and arraigning her before tho tribunal of mankind for her crimes committed against Ireland. They have unmasked her deformity to the world, they have exposed the hollow riess of her pretensions; they huvo shut her out of the councils of Europe as first-class jiower; and have placed lier at the mercy of the United States, c hanged from a roaring lion to a cring ing spaniel, tagging permission to pay the damages committed by her pirates on American commerce, or, as the London Times puts it, "It is our poli nj to pay the li id." They have bum Lied the enemy of our race tho eno my of American institutions, Ameri can commerce and manufactures and ure now forcing her to seek an alliance villi America, that her valuable pos sessions in Canada may be saved from the much piiEAnrn Fkniass ! Countrymen, if our organization has accomplished so much under difficul ties almost insurmountable, what may we not accomplish now that we know our own strength and resources, and England's weakness. The destiny of a nation is in the hands of its own people if true to themselves, no mat ter how rich or powerful tho spoiler, lh?y cannot bo held in slavery but, nationalities, like individuals, must pass through a fiery ordeal ; ns gold, they must bo purified, to wipe away the stains of their political degrada tion, and to fit them to take their place in the great familv of nations. The work of reennst ruling ancient nation alities is going on around you, and wbilo the legions of humanity are msivhing on to tho music of liberty, will you alone be satisfied to lio on the highway among English robbers, wait ing for some good Samaritan to pour the balm of lrcedom on the bleeding wounds of your country f No, coun trymen, tho hour of Ireland's redemp tion is now at hand. Listen no long, cr, then, to the cant of false friends, who tell yon that they would be with yon, if they f-aw an opportunity for Ireland ; tell them that you have made the opportunity and are going to reap the benefit o it for your country ; tell them too, that when tho Irish gained the victory at Fontenoy, it was for a French King, in a French cause, but tho victory Bt Limestone Bulge was for Ireland ; it was Irishmen fighting thcirowncattse nerved bvthe wrongs of seven centuries; and if tho flag of St. George is to-day floating where our green flag was unfurled, England : may thunk tlio United States. Ito-: taining, as you do, tho vitality that J proves tho indestruclability of your national character; with five millions' of your race on this continent that were born in li eland, independent of: moro than a third of the American! peoplo who havo Irish blood in their veins ; with five millions in Ireland,) and five millions more ec-iltercd CLEARFIELD GEO. B. GOODLANDEE, Proprietor. PR.INCIPL.feS NOT MEN. TEEMS-$2 per annum, in Advance. VOL. 38-WIIOLE NO. 1997. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, I860. NEWSERIES-Y0L7, NO. 21. through England, Scotland, and Aus tralia, what is to prevent you perfect ing tho glorious work, so gloriously begun 1 Yes, countrymen, when the news of O'Neill's victory flashed over the wires, not tho Fenian Brotherhood only, but tho whole Irish raco, from Canada to tho tin If, and from tho At lantic to tho golden shores of the IV citic, f'olt the shock, and, with one im pulso, joined the grand army of Lib eration, mid will never falter till the independence of Ireland is achieved. In tlio face of these accomplished facts, wo would eny to our country-fin men in Ireland, have nothing to do with tho English Parliament ; turn your face from that pesl house of in iquity, whoso breath is worse than poison, whoso smile is the sting of the serpent. Trust not your enemy in a new dress. She may come to you with tho old palaver of Parliament Reform; but tho woo, the ruin, tho desolutiou of your country, is an evi dence that tho voice of tlio stranger prevailed in jour councils, and re formed us out of Ireland. Trust not tho imi putriol that solicits a scut in the midst of a conclave of your ene mies; his first act in that conclave is treason to Ireland, by swearing to support a government whoso throne is cemented with tho blood of our people. You are now able to do your own reforming, nnd England can prom ise you nothing that you arc not able to take. Itcnicmber that God's truth and providence are ulwuys in truth and hiirnioiiy, and tho right has never been delegated by Divine authority to the English government to extermi nate a whole people,. No ! it is UoJ's providence that tho Irish raco shall live ; the "hand icriting is on the trail ;" nor will tho eloquent inconsistency put forth by tho erafly tools of that government save her of the blood stain ed robe, from tho vengeance of a long suffering, a bravo nnd heroic people. Countrymen and brothcrs.we would urgo on you the necessity of more de termined nnd energetic organization ; the awful memories of the past come up like frightful spectres imploring us to embrace the present glorious op portunity; our fathers, whether they perished on tho battle-field, in the dun geon, or on the scaffold, bequeathed to us their sorrows, their sullenngs, and their wrongs to avenge, with tho old land for our inheritance. c arc face ; to tax distilled spirits high, so as to to face with the issue, and from it discourage their use t Therefore they thero is no escape, save in tho disgrace-1 ux tho rum made in Now England ful abandonment of tho lofty position j only fifty cents a gallon, w hile the wo now occupy; leaving the future I whisky made from Western corn is historian to inscribe on the page of j taxed two dollars a gallon. Is'nt it infamy the deep degradation of a do- glorious to bo under Yankee rule ? generated race. , . J,,Iie f;, Swisshelm writes a letter Countrymen and brothers, wo know to the Fitlsburg Gaitttc. She advo this will not be. We appeal to you i cates fire and sword as tho mildest in sincerity. Wo feel that wo huvo nl remedy for our national gricvancer claim on your confidence. Our past j If Juno and l'ursoii Brownlow could efforts and their results prove the j only hitch teams and make n prof'es stronglh ol our position and point the' sional tour, we Would tit bo much true nnd to liberty. We cannot too strongly impress on you tho dutie$ of the hour and the necessity of meeting these duties promptly, lienietnber that a cruel aud relentless war is going on in Irelund, all on the side of the op pressor. It is truo you do not hear tho thunder of artillery, nor tlio clash of arms: nevertheless. t'lO acents of extermination, degradation, and de- j daddlcd to parts unknown, leaving basement, thoso terrible instruments , behind him forged paper to the amount of oppression, are doing their fearful ! of ?.1,mi0. Tho Mechanics' aud Broad work. Y'our bravest and best are con-1 way banks are tho sufferers. The signed to penal servitude. In Canada forger is connected by marriage with tlio gallows is yearning tor now vie- lulls. jien.i-iii ut-r iin vi-u, in wic ... i .1... , i- ., . n ...' year 1410, in denouncing the crimes of England in his day, speaks thus: "They, the robbers, have driven us from our cities, towns and villages, to tho mountains and caverns, like wild bcusts, leaving us not a foot of ground nor a blade of grass to call our own ; but wo will fight them, and our chil dren's children will fight them, to the latest generation, until we drive them from our country or wo arc extermi nated." Y'ou aro living witnesses cf this resolve of our raco to you is giv en the fuliillment of this prophecy ; to you is given the glorious work of re generation, of restoring the ancient grandeur of your ruined Isle. Countrymen and brothers, gather in your cities, towns, and hamlets be vp and doing take council for the safety of your country--wipe away the death sweat from her brow pro sent her to the nations of tho earth clothed in the robes ot liberty, woven by your bravery ; and when slio sits down to tho feast of freedom, sho will remember with d3ing love, the devo tion and self sacrifice of her exiled children far away. Jamf.s Moan, lluon Davis, Alex. Nkwlt, Iiios. Mkmian, John McAttle, James tiinnoxs. Committee on Address and Eesolu tions. A sick man was tellinir Jus s symp elf, of tonis which appeared to himse course, dreadful to a medical friend, who. at each new item of tho disorder, exclaimed, ''Charniiui: ! Delightful! fray go on : and when he had finish ed. the doctor said, with tho utmost llc:isiitn ''Till vnn Lnnir mi flitnr sir Do you know, my dear sir,! we say that Mrs. Morton rid ly de got a complaint which bus! serves punishment. Sho not only you have been for sometime supposed to bo ex tinct" Alter a little explanation from tho Poet it he got better. Sl lT AiIAINsT tiKNI RAL Bl'TI.Mt. A suit has been commenced beforo the Supreme Court in New York, by John II. Lester, against (ieneral lluller, charging him with false imprisonment and with fraudulent convertion of property. Tho damages aro laid at one hundred thousand dollars for the latter. It is alleged that Mr. Ics ter received a five pass from Sec retary Stanton during tho war to bring his family North. The Beast disregarded the permit and impi isoned him. lroKrts ofthr Krtrlry He form ation. HOW THE BUREAU WORKS. Mrs. Itev. Dr. I'restly, of Pittsburg, bus sued for divorce, churging her hus band with udultery. Somo of tho colored ton of Hartford havo been "doing" the brokers of that city with stolen bounty papers. Anthony Williams, his wife and two daughters, were recently murdered at lfomo, Ou., by two negroes. Object money. Y m. hoegan, a plumber, residing 8d Avenue, New York, killed his wife on tho night of tho 20th ult.,and is now in jail. Noah M. l'roctor, a respected citi zen of Franklin, X. Y., comnii ted su icide by hanging himself in his barn on Wednesday morning. .... , I'ursun Brownlow threatens to dis perse with tho bayonet any conven tion that shall assemble in Tennessee to changetbe government of the State. A female school teacher of Ebens burg, Cambria county, I'u., recently whipped a little child of Mr. J no. Blair until it was hardly able to stand, be cause tho little fellow would'nt sit be side a darkey. A young lad named Deiu'liam shot and killed a Mr. Sheppcrd, in Frank lin county, Iowa, a few days since. The boy called Mr. Sheppord a liar, in a dispute. Mr. Sheppcrd attempt ed to punish him, when tho lud leveled his gun and fired. A white man named Schulz was murdered last week in Detroit by two negroes, at the instigation of the wife of the victim, she being desirous of marrying one of his murderers. The negroes and the wife are in custody, u ml nil confess their guilt. IIenryHertert, of Houghton, Indi ana, was murdered by a half breed In dian near that town some few weeks ago. Suspicion fastened on tho Indi an immediately after the disappear ance of Herbert, and at length he re vealed .where the body was hidden. During the night of the 10th ultimo two largo cases of black laces and other valuable imported goods, valued at tS.'i.tHUt, consigned to Messrs. llice A tioldenberg, of No. 891 Broadway, were stolen in somo mysterious man ner from tho Hamburg lino of steam ships at Jersey City. 1 lielankeo member of Congress aregreaton tcmtioranco I They want alarmed on the fire and sword business from the people beforo whom they would appear. They are both ugly as mortal sin and just as bail. Swindle in Boston. A supplement to tho Federal street swindle lias just transpired. A schoolmaster sent in his resignation to tlio school hoard on ! Xiitiii-ilnv liml. soil then aiidilnnft- ske. one of the first families of this city and bad taught school for nearly twen ty years. Embarrassment is supposed to be the cause of till his troubles. Koiiiikry. On Wednesday night, the -1st ult., the house of Oliver Jack- son. West Bradford, was entered, and ?!G..r)0 stolen from tho pantaloons' pocket ol .Mr. Jackson. -Mr. J. had received a pretty good sum of money the day previous, but paid it cut again, soon nUer receiving it. Tho thief was probably aware of its receipt, and thought he would make a good haul. The fellow was heard descending the stairs, and on being asked by a lady in tho house, if it was Mr. Jackson, he answered "I, I!" and passed on out. HVif Chester Ji fTersonian. Miss Julia A. (ioodman, a school marm from Massachusetts, a teacher in one of the public schools in Freder ick county, Maryland, was last week held to bail on the charge of inhuman treatment to two of her pupils, each about eight years old. It is alleged that these children, as they were on their way to their homes from school, were guilty of tho heinous and unpar alled crime of throwing acorns at a negro hut! For this, it is said, the amiable, merciful and tender hearted Julia administered upon their hacks fifty -four lushes 1 Why don't some one marry these old maids pud civil ize them J Vttersburg Index. CusvirTKn. We cannot but express tho satisfaction of tho community that yesterday in court the jury pro nounced a verdict of guilty in thecase ol Mrs. Morton, alias (irozler, indicted for keeping a bawdy house. The do tails of tho case are too disgusting to publish, aud it will be sullicieiit when kept a liawjy house, nut oneol acluir- actcr not usually found in a communi ty. The fact of Mrs. Morton being a good looking white woman not over twenty or twenty-one years of age, naturally excited sympathy in her be half; but when the Commonwealth proved by its witnesses that the houso was habitually a resort for negroes, who there engaged in the most licen tious practices, sympathy was turned into abhorrence. Sickening details migh have been proven, which tho Commonwealth let pass. It is to be hoped Mrs. Morton will receive tho full punishment of tho law, so thai those engaged in disgusting business . like hers will lake warning. At Valley Falls, near 1'rovidonco, IJ. I., on Tuesday evening, Hufus W. Cowden, a young man whohad parted from his wife, called at her residence, and after an cfi'ort to induce her to enter a carriage, attempted to cut her throat with a razor. Sho struggled desperately nnd successfully for her life, although terribly wounded in the face, arms ami breast, until hcrgrund father canio and drove off the murder ous wretch with a club. The surgeon who attended tlio woman was com pelled to sow tip tho gushes mado by tho weapon. Tho husband eluded ar rest until this forenoon, when ho ap peared near hisfather's residence, and cut bis throat so thoroughly that he will proliably tlio. He was partially intoxicated. ' A !ffLAOtiwyif, most, rcyol ting tiag;. coy is detailed in the In as .Detroit pa llors. A Mr. Shurtz had a wife and several children, and also a near neigh bor in tko person of ono Walker, a negro, with whom his wife had, with out bis knowledge, become most dis gusti ugly intimate. After an absence of two diys to visit her grandparents, Mrs. Shartz returned, stopped at Walker's first, for some hours, then in company with him went to her home, arused her husband, who came to the door, and was murdered by Wulkcrjuid his wife. The body was carried avay from the house, and then the guilty woman returned to her own hou ae wliere Rhe passed the night with her black paramour. They intended to sell the property, and abscond to Canada, but they were at once arrest ed, nnd using confronted by her sis ters, Mm. Miurtx confessed the above facts. Fuluredevelopments may make this inhuman crime still blacker. .SJ lem (Afi.l) fitatexman. A LADT JtKSCl'KO ritoM A IIouiu iii.k Death. Tho Ouincy (III.) Her ald of the 10th inst gives an account , u 7;" , r 1 II. Mctlure, tho who of a fanner living some miles east of the city, was taken sick on the Jd inst . and the 4th she ceased to breathe, and it was up- parent to every one that she was dead. Un the otli she was buried in the family vault An old lady, in company with tho children of the deceased, visited tho vault, when they were starllcd'by bearing groans issuing therefrom, which so frightened the old lady thut she fainted. Tho children becoming terrified, ran homo and re lated the circumstance to their father, who with Unco or four of his neigh bora, repaired to the vault, broke open the door, raised the coffin lid, and there what a sight to meet a bus band's eyo was the living, mangled form of his w ilo. Tho flesh on her fingers was torn aud bleeding, her face was mutilated. and her hair partly lorn out by the roots, in her clloi ts to esca)0 the living death to which she bad been consigned. What horror pervades the mind at tho thought of being buried alive. What must have been her suffering, her imaginations, and her thoughts during the timo she was confined alive in that lonely, nar row prison-house of Iho dead. The mind wundors, and reason itself is prone to Uko its flight at the bare contemplation of such a horrible situ ation. Sho was immediately removed to tho house and medicul attendance summoned, ami wo understand that she is now in a fair way to recover. Marriaoe. Voltaire said : "The more married men you have, the fewer crimes there will be. Murriago renders h m;ui muro virtuous ane wise. An unmarried man is but half a perfect being, and it requires the other half to make tlio thing right; and it cannot be expected thut in this imperfect Ktuto he can keep the straight path of rectitude any moro than a boat with ono our or a bird with ono wing can keep a straight course. In nine cases out of ten, where married men becomo drunkards, or wliere they commit crimes against the peace of the community, tho founda tion of these acts was laid while in a single state, or where tho wife is, as is sometimes the case, un unsuitable match. Marriage changes the cur rent of man's b -clings mid gives him a center lorbis thoughts, his affections, and his acts. Hero is a homo for flic - I .t t .1 rt... onu.e ma-.,.,u to cou. sei.uM, his ''better half ' keep him fn p lii in lrom erra tic courses, and from fulling into a thousand temptations to which he would otherwiso bo exposed. There fore, tho fiiend to marriage is the friend to society and lo his country." aw ssi The United States Armt. Tho President has completed his appoint ments for the new regiments, uud they sre now being recruited tr the mini mum strength, viz : If' regiments of infantry, S.I men earh. 37.12(1 T'-n iisnnents of eaiittry, l.e'.'s iuen ea-h, l",Zn I Five retriments o( .rlillery, 1,1,'UI nicn ratih, A.n.iU i Corp of engini-era, I Corps of Indian ecnuts, 1.01'U Total minimum strength of the army, 6.'i,:M'2 The total maximum strength would ! bo 7(1,;:! men. Tho latest returns! show that about 11,000 men were nee-' essary to recruit the regiments toiheir ! minimum streng:h; but since theiu probably at least (1.000 men havo beetil enlisted; so that the actual strength i nf the nrmv is about -l.'i.lKHI men. Two of the new cavalry regiments mill four of the infantry regiments nro com posed of colored men, and thero arc four regiments of Veteran Ucservcs. These veterans are employed us clerks in the departments, watchmen, guard iuns of national cemeteries, ie. A confederate soldier, named Olstin, supposed to have been killed ut Mur frcsboro, turned np at Nashville, and fitund his wife remarried. He sold out his share in tho bride for two cws tEPUBLICAN. TIIK HKTTI HI'S. Ilnw liilifii1 th quid hour Which cioiuiiff daylight bring' ! Whin uVr Iheuirlli . frulilrn thower The -ilili-n iinii'i-t UiiihI Ppon thr lufly nmnntaiu'i brow A faltnir Klury Hi; While iD thv trr. tliwk'd rsle In-low The drwy r.oori riw, A f earvful calm brrolhrs through the .lr Thill lullfi the .hing hn-axl : Thut poolhfp the hur.li-n'd ehild of ear, And girep the weary rvnt I The aDxiotia thuuftlit' Hint cloud tho day, Like startled ftindowi gliili-, And fade beneath llie ftiflrning raj Of tranquil .rvntide. We lore to pate npon the a,tene, Jn changeful Wanly dreav'd; And wau-h the latent dying beam Thut trrtuliln in the Wrat ; We linten to the farewell note The laat awoet warhler ainga t While ineeat murmur, gently float Ou aenhyr'a balmy wing I Now bright act g.'ldefl.baillcr'il .fond Jn flteey fingment mam, And we.tward sail in g'trgeou. crowd, Like angela going home I And yet reluvtaut mill to go. They linger in their flight, To turn a kindly glanee lielow, And auile a tweet "tiood mght ! So, when tife'l toilsome work ii er, lU hard-fottgbt battle won. We. too, wuuld qutl earth's dark'ning shore, Like yonder setting sun ! Fumiunted by an angel band, Like him would take our flight, To seek the spirit's better land. And bid I lie world "(luod nilil !" Written for the Clearfield Ki-pnbliean. A I'erp into a Mlarlulor't Hall. EY MRS. HAPI'VLIPIC. I havo ulwuys had a strong pro pensity for peeping into other folks' domicils, and don't know whether it arises from idle curiosity, or a desire to know if everybody is so happy as myself. But, spring from what soiireo it may, I have peeped before, and, like the thief, if I steal once I may steal again or, without criminality aud misgivings, peep again ; and what is this kind of privilege but a moder ate, self-excusable, polite taking"what j dJn t M l Very unfortunately for that old , jn thal o(, r00m of hj , Mk)VC hw pre8Uni)tion . jt t,ie Bi nifif.anl nj j,,,.,,,,,,,. ..;.,.., 0f..fluit j ,nv ontics have M , , ,n Uu.ir ;,., ,;,.,. u,wnK ... r .'. ....... , ,i i." ,i, :,i "i his dirtv old lump, I may bo able to liscovcr some of the curiosities, con veniences and styles of his bull, or learn something of bis manner of living. Well, (as Mrs. Partington some times says,) tlio most attractive piece of furniture in the ball is he dear, old bachelor himself; ami, of course, a de scription of him follows my imperti nent peep. 1 wonder what he would think, did ho know a certain pair of eyes wcro peering into his dusty, gloomy realms f As I look at bis commanding form thus kindly and luxuriantly endowed by nature I think, pior old bachelor, you know not the responsibility, matrimonial, attached to you, or you would not thus a'one piikam life away, when you might live it away with some amia ble domestic angel. But ho don't know my thoughts, and can't see out of his window ho has only one, un less wo bring Urecn, or somo other mathematician, to our relief, and enumerate his eyes nnd "the window of tho soul" so thickly has tho dust gathered on it, (oh, if only he had, kept that soul window clear !) while tho disappearance of the moon under a kind veil of clouds, and his bright (?) oil-lamp, aids me in my noble project. Now for a delineation of my (iue old friend, which must not bo too flat tering or profuse, nor too singular tor probably this is bis debut. Ho is tall and finely proportioned, hair nf red ; what color is it f I don't liko to say a bachelor a man who never tried lo make a woman happy has hair of so fino and popular a color as auburn, but it m reminding one that there is something sweet, soft or femi nine, or just what you please to call it in his disposition. His whiskers, so luxuriant, must be dyed, for they aro browir Oh, my friend, you are dreaming of somo fitir face and grace ful form, or you would not paint your whiskers ; but may bo they had silver. threads in them, making yon look too venerable. The lolly brow, "on which sits thought enthroned," js fit for an artist's picture. Surely be is intel lectual, if not domestic. His eyes arc ft ,m(.,R.,)r w;,, brown eyes! they should bo punished with grey ones, nnd "black spirits ami white, blue snirits and irrcv." besides. to drive them from their hulls. Those ! fine eyes aro bathed in the liquid light, not of a "sweet homo," but his own hull dear me, how sell-imporlnnt ! Tho "prominent feature" gives evi dence of nucli character, if eyo is tho criterion. His mouth isconviniently, very conveniently, large, rat her like an extensive mouth, as mine is not of th'o "mailer dimensions. But whilst nature endowed him so kindly, ho hns no wife desolating sentence to enable him to keep pace with nature; therefore, his dress is not in keeping with bis physical upnenr t . i r . i i ii.. unco, runtaloons repaired, probably a dozen limes, by his own hands, if'air ones, pining for companionship, don't you pity him f) vest faded nnd worn ; collar not immaculate, and with sundry corrugations in it, (wonder if it is a Byron, enamelled collar 1) his coat, liko "Father (J rimes' " is "bllio, and buttoned down before, (only where t lie buttons happen to be tirss- ing.) and completely dust covered; bis hat how shall I describe it, (that which perfect a gentleman's dress all but bachelor!') all I can say, is, in form it is horridly shapeless, and j ..i . i - . i .1..... ..e ... nrown witn ino ago ami uust, in ihhiij years. "Handsome is he, but forlorn still." " Bui his hall must not bo slighted ; anil as I glatieo into one corner, what do I see but a three-legged stool no i doubt tho one be carries with him to weddings, (if ho, in his prolific selfish ness, attends any,) and tho very stool, I fear, be will sit on at his own ! Not far from this, his necessary piece of upholstery, is the only comfort of Ins sad life a rocking-chair, in which he has recently ensconced himself, (and who so unwilling as to wish to deprive him of it, although, if I wero inside rocking, instead of otilsido peeping, I would feel moro comfortable, though "less nt home," must bo confessed. But ho, doubtless, would object to a married lady occupying his great chair which does not look very state ly for bachelors, as a class, aro un feeling, lie might bo an exception to the general rule. Hark! bow that song astonishes even mc ; be is sing ing a lullaby song; probably one be remembers bearing bis mother sing long ago.' Who dure say he does not think of the future, as well as remem ber the past? Ti'ke courage ye pining, coinnanionlcss ones of questionable age ' Listen ! I hear the measured tick, tick of a clock. Verily, thero is one fastened to tho wall ; it is his only company forgetting that bachelors sometimes enjoy the luxury of think ing. I'll submit quietly to the fact that they do think. I sec a superannuated stand propped tip in ono corner, a chair here, and an old writing desk thero. J wonder if he writes! and if he does, I'll venture to say, that same desk has proved to bo more a curse than a blessing to his hcurt and life, if from thenco has emanated no billetdeuux, no a flee Jon ate, wunn 'sentiments, to cheer his own heart and that of one of the gen tler sex. On ono side of tho room (I must not forget it is denominated a hull) is a dilapidated cupbourd; tho door has long bince lost its hinges and spring clasp, uud leather ones seem to bo ull the substitutes be can think of having, (I don't suppose his mil d is creative or ingenious;) within are a few dishes, End fewer palutaplo eatables not to mention Itixuriousdishcslor Ins dainty appetite. On another sido is a rickety tunic, from n hich be eats his lonely meals, but where I now see some books; and among the number is the "History of England ;" I presume ho studied it in his brighter school days his happiest days; "Webster's Dic tionary, "Timothy Tilcomb'g Letters to Young People" of course be reads "Timothy," and finds, too, some things therein that cut "liko a sharpened tooth," as docs "tho memory of a thankless child," as some jniets say (ho has none ;) "Dr. Magic's Advice to Young Men" doubtless ho rend that years ago; and there is one thai suits him just now "ltoverios of a Bache lor;" nnd under tho table is a eat! I know old maids as a certain class, passed a certain age, are, in derision, called were given to nursing these dour little animals ; but r.evcr knew a bachelor guilty of tho habit; leossiblv he keeps his for tho solo purpose of catching mice. Jlo has no bed, only a lounge; for who would "shako it up." and adjust the comforters and quills, as a servant would bo a super fluity in a bachelor's ball? Do my my eyes deceive me? Oh, no! for there is a vase of flowers in tho win dow how could 1 have so long over looked that! Some despairing or sympathetic fair ono must have left it there when he was "down town" for cigars for ho smokes to "kill timo" or ho has some taste for the beautiful, left os a precious remnant of by gone days ; or has a far-off vision of better days, and a lovely wife. Just see! ho bus a mirror, hanging in quite a con spicuous place, nnd on something un derneath, which serves the purpose, most inconveniently, of a bureau, is a box of "hair the," (didn't I think he colored his whiskers f) u bottle of per fumery, (ho makes an attempt to be lushionahkO hair brushes, nail and clothes brushes, (pretending to clean liness;) but, alas! hair, nails and clothes look as if tho brushes were never called into service, neither thai piece of "(iiraud's medicated soap" 1 seo has fallen on tho sand less, carpet less floor. An old rusty, dusty stove, which he generously allows to polish itself, stands in the centre of tho hall, us il to supply the place of warm hearts un affectionate wife and merry, sunny hearted children ; yes, supply ull de ficiencies, if it is old fashioned, and almost worn out with long use. 1'oor fellow ! bachelor, I mean ; he sits there looking so dejected that I pity him. But see, he bus fallen into a reverie, nnd I'll lenvo hint lo his thoughts and lonely life ; although the former I woulJ like to know, but, in veterate peeper that I am, I cannot SeO llielil. And now, maids, old and young, I have left tho hall, to write down for you what I saw. "And what benefit can it possibly bo to us?" yon ask. Why, take the hint, and so beautify your lives, cultivate your best affec tions, and ornament your minds, thut there will not so many bo content to live "old bachelors" because they will not be doing better by marrying you. The fault is yours. Aud, should a bachelor's 03-0 full 011 this "peep," 1 will bo a friend to you ami say go not and do likewise, but find for yourself a twin spirit; for there aro many such, notwithstanding the impurity and selfishness that reigns in the hearts and over the lives of loo many of our sex A western editor strikes ihe names of two subscribers from his list because they wero recently hung. The pub lisher says he was compelled to be severe, becuuso ho did not know their presont addres. This editor must be green, if ho dont know wliere people go, when tho refuse to pay tho printer. If tho escape hanging, they can nover eenpe 'tot her pls. ttnrtnt linhhrrfi. On Saturday evmiiif?, sU-ut flUt nVh'-k, James Srllnrs,' of I'plrview tounsliip, received an unwelcome visit from a party ol atrangera. The facte, is related to " by Mr. Scllors aro about as follows: At the hour almvo nnmed.ns Mr. Sellors, with his family, consisting of Mrs. S nnd three cliilul ii'ii, was sitting in the room adjoining tho porch of bis residence, he heard a step outside, which hn supposed win thut of a neighbor. The door was im mediately opened, and a stranger stepped into the room nnd asked (still holding the door knob) tho road to tho coal mine, at the sjiino timo opening tho door and spitting out threo times. A suspicion crossed Mr. Scllors' mind that (his act of polite ness, if a man will spit at all, was a signal to some one outside; and he was right, for two fellows at onco sprang into the room, nnd the three placed six revolvers at bis breast and demanded his money, telling him to keep his bands out of his pockets. Of course thero was much alarm and con fusion for a moment in the house of Sellors. Tho children screamed and Mrs. Sellors begged for the -life of her husband. One of the rubbers, in a very polito manner, assured her thut there was not tho least cause of four; that they did not come for blood, but money. Mr. Sellors told them that they were welcome to all tho money he had, taking out bis pocket-hook and laying its contents, about thirty dollurs, upon the table. They were not sa istied with this exhibit of Mr. Sellors' finunces, and leaving one of their number to stand guard over him, tho other two rascals proceeded to ransack the druwersund places where money might bo concealed, ond in their search found a bank-book show ing a handsome balance in the Mercer and Greenville bunking houses, but of course it was of no use to them. They then demanded whero that box of sovereigns was hid that Mr. S. had received from England, but as Mr. Sellors intimated that if there was a box of sovereigns about the place it was "unbeknownst" to him, they gave thut up, and finally nettled down on bread and butter. If they couldn't get money, they "could be revenged ou his wittlea." After pertaking of a hearty meal they left, taking with them a revolver, which they hud found in a bureau, and a fowling piece, and warning the family that if any of them moved outside of tho bouse inside of six hours, they might expect to be hurt. Mr. Sellors kept his seat until day began to break, fearing that a violation of orders Inight lead to a return of his unwelcome guests. The next morning his fowling pieco whi found hailing against tho bam and the revolver lying nt the gate-post. They took nothing but tho money which Mr. S. counted down and paid over without taking a receipt. Mr. Sellors says that these were very gentlemanly thieves, as they did not use a single rough or threatening expression in bisor bis wife's hearing. Tho same gang had paid a visit to Nathaniel Huzcn, who lives in the same township, on tho same evening, beforo going to Mr. Sellors'. Their procedure thero was about the samo. 1'en dollars was all they got, as IIar.cn had hi irreenhucks secreted in a corn pilo, and denied having any more than he had given them. The robl crs sro described as men of medium height, with very- black moustaches, and the appearance of laboring men. Mercer rnss. Sonator Wright, of New Jersey, too, it seems, died of paralysis. Wright's disease of the kidneys is a malady con sequent from the drafts of the energies of men who lead sedentaiy lives, and at the same timo aro mentally active. It curried off the distinguished divine, Dr. Hawks. It struck down Dean Eichmond, John Van Buren and Simeon Draper. louis Napoleon is now afflicted by it. and in the moro obscure walks of lif'o il is equally de structive to our men of intellect, and affords the conspicuous lesson taught by these facts that we must have moro leisure. Honrs of recreation ought to boas sacredly kept as tho time for meals and sleeping. A Western paper tells a story of a distressed agriculturist thus : A farmer droped in here on Wednesday last to pay bis rent, putting on a long luce to correspond with the times. On entering the house, he told the land lord thut times being so bad that ho could not raise the money at all ; and, dashing a bundle of greenbacks upon tho table, said : There, that is all I can pay." The money was taken up and counted by Mr. , the land lord, who said j "Why, this is twice as much as you owe." "Dung'ce ! give it V) mo again," said the farmer. "I'm dashed if 1 hain't took it out of the wrong pocket!" "Is there any person you would particularly wbish mo lo marry ?" said widow expectant to her dying spouse who had been sonic what of a tyrant in bis day. "Marry tho devil, ii'you liko !" was the gruff reply. "Oh no, my dear, you know it is not lawful to marry two brothers " A man was complaining that each of bis visits to church cost him ten dollars, because be paid filly dollars pew rent and attended but fivo titius a year, wns effectually silenced by tho suggestion thut if ho went to church moro frequently the average cost if a visit would be smallar. M l- ilenr Viitimr Imlv." pvclnimet! n gentleman, ' I am astonished at your .. 1 ........11.. I. - seiiiimenis. 1 ou iiciuanj iiihmi iho start upon my word you do !" "Well, sir, replied tho damsel, "1 vo lieen wanting to start you for tho last hour." "Madam," said a gentleman to his wife, who was vainly importuning him for money to go shopping with, Met me tell you. facts a re stubborn things " "You don't say so," quoth the lady, "why what a luct you must be !" "Oh, aunty, mako Freddy behavo himadf. Even time I happen to hit him on tho head with the mallet be bursts right out crying." A Radical editor ask, "shall we kill tho fatted eulrr" That fellow evident ly fnterorlatc ank ide.