The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, November 24, 1859, Image 1
A. -GERRITSON,, PUBLISHER. VIE MONTROSE DEMOCRAT, ruiniattin -7HritSDAY6,- Br • A.. 1; GERRITSON, EDITOR & PROPRIETOR; OFFICE ON PUBLIC AVENUE, OPPOSITE TUE P.O TEEMS-52 per 'annum. or SI 50 in adihnce. Delinquents Etuleet to eharge of S 1 50 per year, with interest. Diet ontinuences optional with the Puhlhrher until all arrearnaes are paid.. • A,frertisements in, erteci at $I peraquare :of 12- lines; 25 cects per square for each insertion after the first three. One square one year, $B, each additional square, $.1 . . Job- Work of all kinds executed . neatly and promptly. Illtauks always , on hand. BILLINGS STB.OIM, F IRE and-LIFE, INSURANCE AGENT.— , . ' ; Montrose,'Pa. TESTIMONIALS. We; the undersigned, cettify . that vie were insured in - Fire I ra M° Companies represented by blr. Billings Stroud. of Montrose, and that, having suffered loss by fire while so insured, we were several Iv paid by said companies to the full extent of dor claims: and we have-ionfidence in him .es-a good and effective agent. • Its. R. DEWITT, ZITRON COBB, Lantior &DE War, H.. 1. WED'S, Cuixot.r.n, • J. Lois &Sox, BENJ. DLIDDEIT, - LEO:CARD SEARLE. Montrose; Pa. November 14th, 1859. S. H. Say re & Brother, " • 111" - ANDFACTURERS of Mill Castings, and 171 Castings of all kinds, Stoves, Tin and sheet Iron Ware,- A griculturat Implements, and Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery,. dte. Montrose, Pa, November, 16th, /8.59..5ra.: Guttenberg; Rosenbaum &;Co., D'IAEA LE RS in Ready-made Clothing;Ladies' . Dress Goods, Furnishing Goods, etc., etc. StOris at No 24 Den-st, New-York City, and in Towanda, Montrose; and Susq'a Depot, Pa. L. B. ISBELL, REPAIRS Clocks, Watches and Jewol4, at short notice, arid on reasonable teinm All work warrnoted. Shop in Chandler St.,Jessup's store, MOntioso, Pa. foctlstf. 'l3l4kosise -& Brush, - HAVE associated - thems'elyes for the prOse cation of the duties of theirprofession, and resplvtfully offer 'their professional serviets to the Invalid Public. - Office at:the residence :of Dr. Blakeslee; midway between the villigesof Dimock and Springville. • -ap3oy A. C. E. BRUSH. - '* • HAYDEN BROTHERS, - NAT HOLES ALE Dealers in Buttons, Combs . V Suspenders, Threads,. Fancy .Goods Watches, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Wars,Cut• lerk;Fishitig Tackle, Cigars, Att. &e., New Mil ford, Pa.. Merchants and Pedlars, supplied on .!iberal terms. • wa tf 'HENRY B. NIcHEAN, - • . . - A TToRN n d (.701:(N E 1,1.0 R at LAW. .11. Office in au; Union Block—Toivands, Brad ford cm; ty, attend promptly to all professional hnsiness intrusted tp him, in this and adjoining counties.- [je3'sBtf W. WELLS HAVlNGitermancui:ly located in Dundaff offers his profCasional services to all who may require them. Also._keeps constantly on hand a full stock of :Ilettg!4 and Pure Wines and LOiknors for Medical purposer. ' [ap7-6m. • DR: H. SM:ATH, SURGEON DENTIST: Residence and of free opposite the Saptfst Church (nortkside) Montrose. Partienlai atteiltion will be given to inserting teeth on gold land silver plate, and to filling decay-in...teeth. ABEL VIIRRELL, DEALER 16 Drugs, Medicines . , 'Chemin Is Dye Stuffs, Glass-ware. l'aints,Oils,Varnish, Window Glass, Groceries. Fancy Goods, Jew elry,Perfornerv. Sze.:-..-And Agent for all the most popular Patent Sfedicines. ,lontrose, Pa. DR.. E. F. WILMOT, r i_.R A DILUTE kir the Allnpathic and Hewett. \ pat.hic Collegem' of M-dicine, Gt. Bend, Pa. OtEce.corner of Main and Eliz4heal-sts., nearly. Gppositit the Methodist 'church. . C. TYLER, • SPECIAL Partner, with Lawrence, Griggs & ki• Kingsbury,- manufacturers and bbers in Straw Goods, Hats, Caps-& Furs, Umbrellas, Parasols. Ribbons, aid all llillinery articles.— No. 46, Court landt street, New York: -• [sepB Wm.. R. Cooper .& Co., ANKERS,Sueee,sora• to POST, COOPER iJ & CO., Montmae, P.n. Ofrwe . one door east fioqa Post', Store . , Turnpike Street. lIDIOTTING COOPEII--.........-.IIENRY DRINKER. • . O. 0. FORDHAM. _ ANUFACTURER OF BOOTS & SHOES. xtr Montrose,,Pa. Sbqp . Tiler's Store. All kinds.ateorli — made to, order :JO repairing done neatly. , . jel - WM. W. SMITH, & CO., ABINET and Chair Manufacturers, foot of V Main street, Montrose, Pa. , angltt DR. G. Z. DIROCR,- PHYSICIAN and Surgeon. Office oter Wil wins' store; Lodgings at Searle's Hotel. PHYSICIAN cud 'Surgeon. Office on Public Avenue;opposite Ken!'Ww: Hotel, dloutrpaci DR, R. THAYER, • PHYSICIAN and Surgeon. Montrose. Pa.— Office in the Farmeeti Store. JOHN: GROVES, FASHIONABLE Tailor, Shop near the Baptist lifeeting.House, 0 . 0 Turnpike street, Montrose, Pa. - . augur .NEWS OFFICE; • - r • -HE New York City Bilis:rated Newspipers Magazines, etr. etc:, for *ale tit the ltf matron Book Store, by A- N.-.BULLARD. MEAT MARKET. , . On Public: Arehue, near Searles SEE - constantly on hands - gOod supply of 11 . MEATS of all kinds_ CASH paid for Beef Cattle,Calves,SbeepOod Lambs. Also for Hides of ell kinds. -" • • ' "- BENSTOCK dr: HAWLEY. - s. 2. unlrs.rocr. • Ir. itsurtni. Montrose, March 30th, 1859.—tf. - • . H. GAR RATT, - - T i A.X1.i41.11V 4 1411; • WHOLESALE AND RETAILDEALETt. LN , P REYNoLos ' • _ fLOUR; GRAIN ; 6. C; - - ,IT_ T AVIN 424 retornod to Montrose for the per. law WELFOB.D,..PA.---tala Rem, MITT'S Affirm. i f it i t e p t ese y o ac t resuming th e Tailoring esbasit s . IVILL ket=p com,itantl y on hand the. best -Pe t ell . he bl tha t . -e 1/ - brands or FLOLTR.—bytheGaek or Hun-, prepared. to- Wind to th eir mentar - wit proms, ••• i. . dred Barrels—at tbelo*rat market - priaos. - Also, nee and fi delity; •,- -. f,, • . --,..". • .-..., f SALT—by the Single 'aw a- e! or Lo - ' , 1 L i m on . r g i s h kid i g , . ,..; . All orders from Verehinte and -Dealers *ll -'- ' -?-.- - , i ,..... ,.._ , ~.__ ~.,_ ~ ~ .; ,;..;-. Leprompliy attendedlo. ' - .'s ! 7 - , - %nosing POThA l wan t optetne... , Casb paid for Graia Vt . roni. . ) elts, Hided...and vintranted 'to - tit- -- . Shop in- iiiwinin Of and all Farmers' Produeo in flair solison. ',.. ' !-Heerle's Hetel— row rose mein front. atigßlitt. 64 Wig ZCITh .0 R S Matta l irtj lillo 201.117 bott iacn.aopr liva-itikai 34itti )- 4611121 Erlidt 011? tOMMORI." .The Fall of Misselonghi. - "At the siege of Mesudongbi, Capsalis (one of the - Primates) conducted to the Pow der Magazine the weak, the wounded, the sick,-the aged, and the W - 0 . 11311 .- and children, resolved, to -bury them alive' in its ruins. Mothers there tranquilly -pressed their infants to their bosoms, relying on Capsalis. They wept. , not—they had no parting to apprehend —death was abbut to Unite them forever: From the size and solidity of, the building, the conquerors supposing the wealth of the city was there deposited, crowded abOut it, trying to force the doors, windows and roof .- Capsalis now applied the maush, - and two thousand Turks perished with the -Greeks. The exploition war. so violent, the houses were thrown down, large chasms prOduced in- the earth, *led - part of the town inundated by-the sea," When Greece, long slumbering .Greeee k awoke; And nobly spurned the Tut kish yoke— When Ibrahim's flame and servilebazd, In hostile squadronseswarmed the land— And when, though long defended well, The fated Altssztoacfli fell; A mournful crowd within the tower I - Await thedread and fearful hour. There stood the WITIPLING, early fired By paariot words, with glory's flame, Who listend till his soul, inspired, Planned daring deeds of future fame: ~ _- But now those dazzling dreams are-o'or, And hope's bright beacon burns no more, He yields him tolls darkened fide, But still belongs tio wreak his hate --- Ott earth'e , grim tyrants, one and all, "And burst' oppression's mad'ning thrall. There kneeled the maiden, young In years, ,-- But`all unmoved by maiden feari. - '- A stimmer day her life had been,— A thorniest; path, a. flowery scene.— Scarce on her cake and beauteous face •One tonclrof passion could you trace=. • Scarce had the hand of withering cars. Dimmed one bright tint that blossomed-there— A hero wooed—they breathed their love • Beneith the moonlit oliye grove— It seemed to them a holier spell Upon •that charming landscape fell, A softer radiance lingered there—. A balmier . fragreise filled the air,. • But sudden as the dark simoon, ISpread on their fate a fearful gloom. • Once more the civil strife is stirred— Once more the battle-cry is heard— • • Around the turbaned, leaguers poured. • . His country claimed her hero's sword; . A gallant band around him stood, And bathed their swords in -Paynini blood. . In that dread hour be fell, ha died, - And she who should have been a bride, By fate was widowed;though unwed— A maid affianced with the dead; Bet in her eye and on her brow A frenzied hope is beaming now; And cherished still her virgin faith, • * She claims a lover's troth is death. -4, There bowed the mother o'er her child, CZittZ looks and words of angnish wild, Talked of its sire's achieveMents done, The.mead of praise his valor won, . Till rapt to calmness o'gr her theme, Her eye resumed its tranquil beam. In life's last prayer her babe she blest, And strained it fondly_ to her breast. • 'There sat, the OLD, whom Moslem Ire Had doomed to torture, rack and-fire,'-,lii Familiar with a tyrant's rage, And sold with- service more than age, Far readier to demand a grave, • Than crouch and be again a slave. , There too, the wounded warrior lay, - Proud victim of that hard fought day;-- And there the loved and honored dead; SVI bravely battled, freely bled I By faithful friendship thi'her borne, To save from plunder, insult, scorn, Here gathered all whose hearts must mourn; The tenderest ties of astute torn, Here gathered all else forced to roam Far from their country, kindred, home, Here all whose souls the boon disdained, Of life; by base submissioti gained. All rtes who would not, could not fly, To shun their desperate destiny. _ There gathe i red all that apace allowed,— Here Capsalis ne'er known to swerve, Stoodff zed in - purpose, strong in nerve. Close at his side the torch was seen. Nndthere the full stored magazine I Far off they beard the clash, the jar, The furious shiaelc of savage war,— Far off, they saw, with watchful eyes, - The Cross descend, the Crescent rise, . Then nearer, clearer, round them rose The eager cry of conquering foes f = Without was roar, and deafening din; But meta whisper stirred va Rhin. No faltering bosom breathed a sigh— No tears bevpokeone:failing eyre No sundering ties had they to feir No fond adieus were uttered there— No parting charge to -loved ones given At once they all would , wake in heaven. Two thousand Moslems stormhd without, And raised atones the assaulting shout; The fearful moment now bad come, 'To sweep them mainly to their doom; • "' Bnive Capealis; with clauntlial bind, - Now selied and hurled the blazing biand c — An instant flash, - an awful glare, A shock tent the air, Bewildering Imam, wildand wide, Burst fiercely, forth on averred& I The strongest bulwarks crumble.down, The troubled sea , invades the tows, • biennia shook from shore to shore,' - The - The staztied•Mores heard the roar; - And trembled at the faulel knell •; That-WA ; when Misaeloughi - • , ,• A CRITICAL MOMENT,. ,AN INCIDENT IN TUE LITE OF .a,nEvotunows- Cithe 11 tb of Septernbersaya ao historical work which I 'flats just been perusing, the British army advanced; crossed the Brandy-' wine at different points, And attacked the main army of the Americans; who - sustained the assault, with intrepedity for ,some time, but at length gave way. General Washing ton effected a retreat with his artillery and baggage to Chester,•whereie halted, within eight relies of the Britisitirmy,,till lieu morn ing, when he retreated to Thiledelphia. A little incident which imnlinred on the night referred to will form the subjeet of this paper, fi rst of mi'Pen'ind Ink Pictures. Between Cheater and the . point sibete,the battle of Brandywine was fought,' about equelly-distantlrom the camping ground of both armies, and somewhat out of. the reach of the main toad, there resided• its a small, antique 'farm house a man- named Joshua Kenton. Kenton was a courageous patriot and a 'brave man—one of those who are ever ready t 6 sacrifice property or life in car rying out - the principle whirl is a part and parcel of their natures. The brittle of Brandywine had been fought —the Americans had retreated to Chester— both armies were 'encampe d for the night, and , darkness had. settled upon ; the whole scene. Kenton bad participate J-in, the sanguinary straggle—and fought gallantly almogt side by side with Lafayette who there first drew his sword in defence of-American freedom— and bad returned borne after the engagement was ended. Coveted with sweat and dust and blood of the battle, the gallant patriot had entered his borne, and confronted his anxious wife and daughter—ill his family.. "Safe, husband!" cried his wife, joyfully springing into his arms ; " thank God!" " - Ohl father, I am so glad to see you again! so glad !" muimured• his weeping daughter, as the next moment she too war folded Male pattiot's bosom in fond paternal embrace. "And the battle. husband r enquired Mrs. Kenton, eagerly. "It was a bard fought field, wife," re sponded the patriot,-" and the army is now retreating to Chester, where Washington in tends to encamp fog the night, and where I shall.rojoin my cobbtiYmen before'daylight. The cause of liberty has need of every true man in the land,- and Josiah Kenton would not stand in the _back 'ground even to save his neck front the halter. Honor, love of country,, patriotism—everything forbids it. But I'm faint and weary," he added; "get me a little something to eat,. and let me have a few hours rest to recruit my exhausted en ergies. • Comfortable faxl was at once placnd, before Mr. ICenton, and after be _bad 'partaken of some refreshment. he retired to a back room and flung himself on a bed. In ts . few Eno- Meats be,was fast saleo: TN anxious wife and daughtar kept watch by bis side. . " Must. father go away again r , the latter, whose given name was Martha, at length in quired. "Yes, cEild," rejoined Mrs. Kenton, briefly and sadly. " I am lorry," , she replied, in dejected tones." • "So am I, my child," mid her mother "but your father is the last man -living to desert his country's- flag." "Father is good and brave, I know—and it is right that he should fight for his , coun try—bat, oh ! mother, if he should be killed!" Mrs Kenton 'tailed painfully. "Don't speak of it, my child, don't speak of it I" she cried in agonizing tones. • At that moment several loud taps fell quick ly upon the front door. The inother and daughter staried from their chair, and the patriot suddenly leaped from his couch. • The first movement of ,Mm. Kenton. wee to blow out the light, and almost instantane ously with the knocks- the room was envelop ed in deep darkness. • " .What is it, wife!" demanded the patriot, hardly yet awake. - - Some one is rapping loudly at the front door," responded his wife with a shaking voice. Indeed I Seme.of the - pickets have found us out, I suppore, but whether friends or foes remains to be_seen. Tt is as likely to be one as the other, for we are about as . near the latter as the former. It _was scarcely prudent-to remain here just now, and I must have been crazy not to haveiememberedAhat before." Again the rape fell heavily.npqn the door. " Mist shill we do, husband I" inquired Mrs. Kenton, anxiously, '"Face them, be they friends or foes r re joined the patriot, sternely, at the same mo ment resolutely taking up his gun. I tread my native land-.I am.arraved in in an bone.st and righteous cause and have no reason to' fear any man on earth; and, as the Lord lir eth, Ido not r - . " Yes,yes, husband! but will it be pru dent=will it be prudent?" demanded Ins wife excitedly. ' Mr. Kenton did not reply; for the words of his wife, recalled' im to a fuller sense of his danger. "For my sake, husband—for the _sake of our child! • and Mrs. Kenton clasped her hands before her husband—" do not be rash. If these are English soldiers •at our door, there may -be a number of them and then cipttsre, at least would be certain. . "But - what other course is left me!" de manded-Mr. Kenton, anxiously. , . "Ride yourself till they go away !" re sponded his wife, eagerly„ • • " Where that tbey may not search • 'l'll find a place, if you'will only consent." - "And if !should Consent, what will become orlon spd Vinyl!' demanded the patriot.. t'The Loid will take care .'of boaband, and - we will-ttaMin him!" responded his wit* Witb lamas anxiety. , - Mr. Kenton still hesitated. - • He knew-not " Besides, Tideland, you will be near ts'aid ne itiTy-112 . 0itiliReatei3s 1" added tbe'pain .fillristizioss woman. - 4 4 But_ tot. the Of your family gni 'bide gotaielf."`" . _ pittriet gave way, fnr he esOld but as ; wite's positioak - ..bitle , .ask byyrtr !Hittite.; w ife," , be acid reluc t1y.,1 14444 Wpm argil% 11 1 - . 14ture to bide Silty; Oki a skulking:it - 1m; hal" - 4 a' 'a of tit ' it; l bastsiti think 'of what is for the intifin responded Mt). Renton, MONTROSE PA 2 4 ,1859 $ NOVEMBER, earnestly. `. All this conversation had .. been iirried_on quickly only consuniingm few minutes_ time. Meanwhile the' person or persons had been harimering away at the door in the most im patient manner. • ' In the- back room, or. sleiminglapartthent, there , was a large closet, erclothes -prow, in which thd mother and daughter kept their wearing apparel. The clothes of course hung suspended from the nalls v and by "a little ar ragernent'ef the articles , Mri;lientotrwee — so well concealed behind them that neon, Would have detected his place without par ticular examination. with a swelling b osom thenoble hearted patriot followed the di- rections of his wife. To be prepared for any emergency, however, he kept his gun'by his side. 'At length the door of the closet was dos ed. Mrs. - Kentori and her danghter—the latter following the direction of the former thcn divested themisielves of a•portion of their clothing,,'io as to make it appear that they bad psi gotten out of bed. To accomplish alt this the candle had to be lighted, but thC glare - bad been"considera bly deadened by placing a tin pan over it: The door's between the rooms bad been closed, and every precaution taken - to prevent dis cOvcry. "But. mother, these may be friends at the door after all!" said the daughter, mean time. "It may 'be so, my child," was Mrs. Ken ton's reply; "but in such times as these it is well enough to berepared forthe worst. At this time, especiall p y, with. the British so near us, we cannot be too cautions. But now, let us see who knocks." . : • Rap! rapt rap! fell open their ears. - Mrs. Keaton took np the candle, and fol lowed by her daughter, repaired to the front apartment " Who knocks r she demanded, stopping about the centre of the room: - "Open the door and you'll seer was the coarse and insolent answer. " It is late for unprotectad females to open their house !".rejoined Mrs. Kenton. "Open the door or we'll batter is down I" was the savage responSe. "in a moment, gentlemen." • "Be quick if you would save your bead !" .Mrs. Kenton's band was upon the bar, when her daughter exclaimed, "These are British, mother!" "Yes!" • • "God help us!" • Amen!" "Most we.let them in, Mother I" " You see, my child,, we must!" "Open the - door there!" - was Shouted hob the outside, accompanied by a suetession "of heavy raps. Mrs. Kenton took down the bar, and dui next mothent the room was swarming with English soldiers: f - " You'd better keep ua witting all . night," wrathfully • criiiribe officer in command—.a sergeant—to Mrs. - Kenton. :" We were abed, -and did' not bear you," responded Mrs. Kenton, mildly. • "You're n liar !" shouted back the sergeant, " andlf you tell me any more such tales, I'll knock you down." The brute 'drew back-his muscular arm "Oh! for God's sake don'tlurt my moth er!" suddenly cried Matty,•Springing forward, and beseechingly clasping her hands before the sergeant. 'Vie young girl was pretty yes; ehe•was more than that--sbe was really beautiful, and of an age—about eightemi—to be par ticularly:. interesting. The sergeant was a coarse, sensual, brutal person, and, as a nat ural consequence, the sight of Matty's pretty face inflamed his worst passioits. In a mo ment be forgot Mrs. Kenton and bis anger— another feeling swayed his beastly bend. His followers rated their guns and gazed at the scene in silence. " Well, 111 not hurt her a bit, my pretty one, provided You're kind I" he added, stretch ing out his band. The young girl shrank back, trembling from head to foot. The sergeant advanced. "Come, a kiss, my besets." : He made a sudden bound, and caught the young girl in his armi. Martha gave a loud scream, and• struggled .tq free herself.' The sergeant laughed, and pressed his sensual lips to her ruby cheeks: ' Quick as a flash the assault bad been made, and the kiss ravished (roil] the fair girl: Al- Most instantaneously, however, the loud re port of a musket reverberated through the house. The. sergeant uttered a wild cry of pain, tossed-Waimea in ai r , and NI dead- The wildett excitement followed, and every eye was -turned in the direction from which the shot bad proceeded. • In the, oorway,betweeo the front and - back room ' . stood Mr. s. Kenton, with , his can up lifted in en attitude of defence. flis eyes were flashing lightning glatkces, and his bo som was swelling with the deepest passion. " Wife, daughter, this way, quick!" be cried almost in breath. -. Mrs. Kenton and Martha sprang for the , loor, and safely passed through into the bank &parte - lent. - The movement aroused the English soldiers, and, with . load curses, they dashed after them. y . Boldly Mr. Kenton iuterpoeed•his form. "Back; 'villains NI cried, in stentorian tones. -rti batter the brains out of the first Man. who attempts to piss this door'." • The English hesitated a morrient,. and then one cried out, as he dashed ap Mr. Kenton. "Down with the. bloody rebel I show him no quarter." . ' Never' another word - did-the Enklifbrosi utter,' for • the next 'moment the unflinching patriot knocked out his krains,with the butt of his ism.•-• Madly enraged, the Soldiere'ruelted foriard in** body. - -" Englend mkt Bing Gonne !" they, Boor fetstollondlyi- • • `Aotorica cud Liberty t".ebouted back Mr. Kenton, sed,bia voice rangoultjteay ;Ind die tine. above every:amid. _ - '• 'The Britieb oriiimitef oo and be elroweied blow: epixi theta wit/tile bate , end of =lyle<gtiat Dowd *oat theiaissulteni One ark nneOler• - ' • ' ,coolifOt wuh ths,portr, **for, teeCtiitejoatriot, theAnglT. lyylaleji - did not ate iota chance atikitie;ippiag o -ntid as Aram' ofkree the toupees .44-Imag-potintbint. tilers effectual.' "Shoot - the Mined - rebel t was the general . cry.. At that moment the &oiled . of tw o valise arose from the back apartment ; and the words that were uttered wpre— • - - "0 ! Lind, preserve m hisbarid !" • "0! God, save my father!" The r:Englishman loaded theii pieces, arid cried— " Engla_d an d mgdeo gel" "America and Liberty!" responded the patriot, with undatinted firmness. " AuEntea A ND , LIBERIT f " The shout came from the outside of the house, and the next moment a squad (if Amer ican soldiers dashed into the room. Bewildered at the sight, the English:lower ed their pieces. f a deserve " "Countrymen, y u are just in time to save me and mine!" tied Mr. Kenton, with' a glow of joy. "Tb hell-bounds would:have murdered us in co d blood, and they desee no mercy. Chang upon the villains!' "Charge, my m n! shouted the officer in command of the Americans. , The contest was brief but bloody. The English fought well, as they usually did, but' they were no match for the exasperated Amer icacs.\ In that moment Kenton himself was equal to any half dozen men. A few mlnotes fighting satisfied • the Eng lish soldiers, and what were left of them pleadefffor quarters. Long before morning., they were in Mose confinement in the Amer-, ican lines. - • " Mr. Kenton.looked up his house, ind - tak-. ing his wife and daughter along, with him, departed for Charter.. kiebsequently; - Mrs. Kenton and Martha returned to , their home. The gallant patriot, kciwever, went with the army, and on many a bard fought field did good service .beneath the waving folds of "Our Countrir's Flag!" • , The Effects of Smoking. TOO remarkable research made by M. Bou isson upon the danger of smoking has at tracted the notice of the Academie, and has been awarded with high praise. The horrors hitherto Anakodwn or , unacknowledged, with which smokeis are threatened, nay more, convicted by M. - Booiason are sufficient upon bare anticipation to ruin the revenue and the pipemikers also. Cancer in the mouth; M. Bouisson declares to have grown so frequent from the use of tobacco that it now forma one of the most dreadful diseases in the hoe pike's, and- at Montpelier, Where M. Bonham resides, the operation of its extraction forms the principal practice of the surgeons there. 11n a short period of time, from 1857 to 1859, M. -Bouisson himself performed sixty-eight operations for cancers in the lips at the Hos pital Saint Eloi. The writers on cancers previous to our day mention the rare occur rence of the disease in the lips, and it has therefore become evident that it,must have increased of late years with the smoking of tobacco. M. Bouisson proves this fact by the relative increase in the . French duties on tobacco, which in 1812, brought an annual amount of one hundred and thirty millions; almost that attained on wines and spirits, and far beyond that rendered by those of sugar. M. Bouisson remarks, justly or not, that "this figure, extravagant as it may appear, fades into insi,gnifiance before that attained by the British tax, which, according to Dr. Sey mour, :mounts to a bibulous sum, in a coun try, where boys smoke from 5 o'clock in the afternoon till 3 o'clock its the morning, and where children of ten years-old are known to consume as, many as forty cigars in a day!" The use of -tobacco rarely, however, pro duces lip cancer in youth. Almost all M. Bourissn's patients had passed the age of forty. In individuals of the humbler classes, who smoke short pipes and tobacco of an inferior quality, the disease is _more frequent than with the rich, ssho smoke Cigars and long pipes. It becofnes evident, therefore, that it is owing more to the constant application of heat to the lips than to the inhaling of ni cotine that the disease is generated.. With the Orientals, who are Careful to maintain the coolness of the Mouthpiece by the transmis sion of inioke ttioegh- perfumed water, the disease is unknown. M. Bouisson, whose earnestness in the cause cliies him theutmost credit, advises a general crusade to be preach ed by the doctors of every country against the immoderate use oltobacco, as being the only means of exterminating the habit; be cause, although the most powerful sovereigns have been powerless to prevent it, although Sultan Amurath threatened in vain to 'cut off the noses of thotie = who smoked, and Eater the Great vowed direct 'vengeance against all smokers, and - even the thunders of the Vatican had been burled against them in vain; there is oae thing that mankind holds in more horror than a noseless face or an excummicated soul—and that is untimely death. Let young men be 01100 impressed with the truth of this, and the "Art of Smok ing," which one of our best authors has late ly extolled as the finest of the fine arts, will soon be set aside and forgotten. Buying . _ Book). A correspondent of the Newport News tells the following anecdote: . • A certain New York lady, whom I shall call Mrs. X., recently had 'the Rod luck to come into the possession of a handsome for tune. No sooner bad this agreeable change in her condition beat effected, than she imma! digitely had a "loud call" from the direction of Fifth avenue, and yielding - . .t0 the tempter, prevailed upon her husband to abandon his calling as a perveyOr in provisions and fish, and to purchase *residence in that aristocrat, to neighborhood. In due time her house was furnished in a style of magnificence which vied with "the very 'best." Keeping her eyes open for every new improvement, she recent ly discbvered that "it. was about the right thing" to have bOoks, and desirous of being up, with,the fashion. at once ordered au ele gant rosewood book-case.and.started. out to purchase the.materialwherewith itwas to be ' Provided with a diavisii illustratlhg the dirriensionsef the library—the length, breadth. arid height- of Abe shelves, and so en—she tialled=spon one Of Our largest publishers, and handlog au e sstosiisbed clerk the measure, told him she "wowed the pootle'st, hooks 7be'd got thein with 'red backs, and to be 'Ore and make them all fit the lihrarium."-, With this lily .isioeto.47. tnalesticAlly as a foil go:iv/1i turkey-_osk.,itriilei ;full "sail. ID due ARO 1 4..1* k*:* 4l #;.l * * l 4. l .*.l - 1; 1 / 0 -ailthe Maw, iyt theArd.e:FAWA ig o#ollsl,ut taste, titolerk. had auletited, Utilo:SQ knit& 'ethers too Atsgf, ;spatfi and its Ramie; soap: ik,"4l;keii some rdf Calf;= while the _corers of the collectioilrete wiegatett as the, hues of the Rainbiw. This MO suit, and , a day or two brought the , wbole'batch back, Mrs. X. following clews' upon . them,looking as stiff as if she bad been poured into gorgeous clothes, like a 'candle, In a state of linuefaca tion, and bad then "set." "I seat ser books back,"said she, "because I told 5o to- make 'em all of one size and one color, and Meth ain't no more 'alike than it, parcel of nigger babies is like white children." "But madam," ventured the clerk,. "we supposed there was some particular works Jou would like to have." "No l" said she With an emphasis as if 'she were dictating to her cook, "I don't - Care what's in !ern,- all Lwant is books to fill them shelves that bas.got red backs, and will lOok genteel in my new librarium." There was no mistaking. that order, and this, line the "red backs" went, and are prob. : ably now adorning one of our "homes of art, taste and refineinent." Think of it, ye shades of Shakespeare, 'Barns ' Byron,. Moore and brother worthies, your brains bought , toy the ,square inch But such is life I . - THE STUFFED CAT. 1' 'An old Chiffonier (or rag picker) died in Paris in a state of most abject poverty. His only relation was a niece, who lived as a ser vant with a green grocer. When she learn ed ofhis`deatb, which took place suddenly, shewas on the point of marriage with a jour neyman baker, to Whom-alie bad been long attached. The kuptial day was fixed, but Suzette bad not yet boned her wedding clothes. She hastened to tell her- lover that the wedding must be deferred; she wantgd the price of her bridal finery to larher uncle in the grave. -Her mistress ridiculed the idea, and exhorted her to leave the old man to be buried by charity. Suzette refused. " The consequence was a quarrel, - in : "which the young woman lost her place and ker lover, who sided with her mistress. She hastened to the miserable garret where her uncle had expired, and by the-sacrifice net only of her wedding attire, but nearly all the rest of her slender wardrobe, shelled the old man -de cently-interred. Her pious task ful filled, she sat alone in her uncle's room weeping bitterly, hen the master of her faithless lover, a geed looking young man, ,tintered. • "So, my Suzette, rind you have lost your place," Said be; "I' am come to offer you one for life. Will you marry me!" "I sir! You are joking." "No faith, I want a wife, and Pm sure I can't find a better." "But everione will laugh at you for mar rying a poor girl like me."" 'Oh ! if that is your only objection, we shall soon get over it ; come, come along my moth- - er is prepared to receive you. • - - Suzette hesitated do longer; but sbe wished to take with her a memorial of ber deceased' uncle--it was _a cat he bad had for many years. The old man lasso fond of the ani mal, that he determined that even death should not separate them, fur be bad her stuffed, and placed her _on the tester -of his Led. As Suzette took down puss, she uttered an exclamation of surprise at finding her• so hea vy. The lover hastened to open the animal, when out fell a- shower of gold. There wai a thousand Louis concealed in the body • of the cat, and this sum which the old Miser bad starved himself-to amass became the just reward of the worthy girl and her disinter ested lover. Seeing the Elephant. A friend relates the followlng circumstance as having occurred at IPrankford, Kentucky : It - seems that oa the darin.question, a menagerie was expected in the city, and the people were naturally on the alert for the approaching sightsan interest in which the sequel shows, that his -Honor, the . Judge, deeply participated, notwithstanding the court was held on that day, though not ex actly as usgal. In the progress of the morn ing's bin-loess. a case of continuance arose; which- the Judge was not at all inclined ft; favor. The liwyer:in charge having urged his plea with all thOngenuity and ability at his command, was at length in the act of yielding the point in despair,when a brother lawyer, espitc . ially up to snuff; rose and whis pered into his ear that the menagerie luid'ar , rived and the elephant would swim the river! Brightening 'with hope, the witty lawyer at • once dreW himself up deferentially, and, ad dressing the Court, said :- '" May it ple'ase your Honor, I have this moment learned that the Great American Menagerie has reached the city; and the, ele phant will immediately swim the'river!' The people, •I am informed, are already upon tbe banks to witness this extraordinary fee." he h;i was palpable. the intelligence of Buchanan's election could hardly ' have wrought-- a more - wonderful change in the bearing of his }Tenor. His stem countenance at once relaxed into the most genial compla wick, and in a generous, excitement he re marked : "Gentlemen, I grant thia continuance, and adjourn court. I never saw an elephant swim a river, sitall am an old'inan—it isn't likely I'll ever have a hetter,opportunity. The court's - adjourned !" The last thin g cam Mind sari of the court it wasimaking- for the river at a speed-liver contemplated by the Lifii Insurance Company: Verily, there is no resisting the elephant. HOLLOWAY'S' PILLS are the only reliable remedy for the sexual disabilities and diger= dere of females. In cases where the fonaticins peculiar to the organization of the sex have beensuppressed, suspended, or in any way disordered, the mild and eonservatire.rittion of the Pills will speedily.restois their regular ity. The terrible diseases which result frtim a neglect of these derangemente r are well knoWn to all physicians; and it isof.the tit- most importance that the rows of their vention should be within, the reach — of the• whole sex. The subject ie one upon which it is iMpoisible to enlarge in the °Wombs of newspaper; but it world argue-little care for the sufferings iof the feebler portion of the how. min race, to.pase it over in silence, . . Tits Portland, Arguctells oVa newspaper -publiaber in - that city, isbo.putatissed a Atl mil road„ttuke,h but concluded_ to stop overnight 'and 111111.1113 e hi t TElet: peas" day. The dup,tot itiftiod tc , au*t„,, Ike ; ticket; ,aebiett ,wka guTi, furcue day ‘ oury__„9l4 e cjimited, dui possengey,koinAke„cati. l!SUissinger(kaooko down. the. caiductae44 tiakautan 4 l - was. ar rested and fined iwOrastalla"ltd a 14%. the Tisasiiret, of the Company sent him • a liareatter he can ride. tout gratis; . • E --XVI,?NUMBER VOLU DICICMBON'S GREAT 8 We copy_ below an extract from speech Von: D:S; Dickinson, at . Thll.- We hope our friends -will n, they read it through. ~ -; , ~ ;. , The whig - party; combattingi ocmtie party upon ;:fnaicial issue with all :its errors, a • foeman word democratic steel: ~.1t brought into great , and .- powerful. array—ita - Clays, Claytona, Devises and Cheat galaxy of talent, and although in tl of the democracy and of the, whole the eventshowed,ft maintaineskot___ _ Lions in regard•-to_internil improiements, a protective tarilVa.oational bank and' the na tional treasury.. Yet• it was c. - national party rallying- - 'around . the nstitation. , It was too national a party to serve the purposes 'of; the managing lea ders who ~,, bad taken " possession of it, and beoce the old- whig ship was seuttled,,her ore dismiss 'ed, and the- republican _party in ugurated, sailing under its black and bloody olorsiand based upon !lain& idea, no high ror wor thier in State or national legislatiii than the single idea of slavery. The party ook to it self all-the bad elements of the w it,. party, dismissing the good..gatbering the ebris, the deserticia, the treacherous material f the dens ocratio party; 'gathering all . the 'lsms" and "ites7 of any,.name, to march in A • crusade, like the army of Peter the Hermit,l. to expel the infidel slaveholder from this holy land of" r the republic . • (Applaute.l To Ka I s* which was in no more dangerof becoming slavehold ing thin of becoming one :vast •fi e field, it sent its sanctified rifles for- the purpose of shooting the gospel into every crest , re (laugh ter); and it chartered the Browns , the blues, the reds and the blacks to go titer , and enter intoi this "irrepreasible_conflict." he whole legislation of the country was hr ught to \ a -stand, public attention was ar t ste,d, "and wherever Kansas shrieked republi anism lift ed-up its responsive voice. Kans was the stock in trade, the floating capital - _lie:anima to,frade upon • and by ins it took pcksseasiort. of the State of and 'other. democratic States, tali 1 tage of temporal . ) , divisions of the party, arraying together a motley eluding those who knew it was a down to holiest etror and blind fai 'ln process of time Kansas was (Laughter.) . , . ' - -Like au insect that flits its brief hour in the.suushine, deposits its eggs and dies. Kan was permitted to go quietly out, tat it left a successor. Some of those chartemd to enter into the conflict, together with th c :portion o. the sanctified rifles, were, aken to do duty in another direction. I have beard t if opposi tion party styled black Republic . I havel a to give s.r) I never called them so, and if them any designation, if I were t place any adjective before the substantive, I would call them Brown Repablicaris--(Ap lause and laughter.) 1 have very little to , y.concern ing the miserable men who have uterred into this "irrepressible conflict" in ea pest, upon whom the law has laid its hand. I will leave them there. Bati bare much td . say con cerninrthose who set this , ball in motion.-- : Tbis Brown whom they now turn their backs upon, v4a . 'recently a hero. His I name was borne upon every breeze, and mingled with the loudest shrieks that came frdm Kansas. He was not only John Brown, but, Ossawato mie Brown, Captain Brown, Mirjor Brown and General Brown. (Applause and laughter.) But now that he is in the hands of the law, he, is Galled "crazy old Brown;' and .left to his fate. What we assort is that the conduct of Brown and his associates is the natural and legitemate, if not necessary harre.s i l, from just such sowing as year after year t e republi can party has made. This slavery cause• has been agitated without any cause under Heav en. So far friers slavery advancin upon the free States, the free States,hare bee g' n edema-. sing upon' the slave Statek and nt a single t inch of the Territories of the Hui ad States, either of the old or that recent! acquired from Mexico, was ever adapted toL'slavery ; for there is not a rod• of it upon whi la negroes could raise hemp enough to hang themselves. It is so ill adapted to slavery that if the slaves did, not run away from the masterlij the mas- . ters would have torun away front their slaves. (Laughter) Nevertheless, the pulic mind was excited, and republican pulpi ts,.' presses and firesides were redolent of Kansas and slave territory. - Every reasonableinan knows that in the beginnieg we wore all slave States; that we were !rich when we entered into that fedemi compact to perpetuate the blessings of liberty. They know that one by One we be came free :States, until we had s at.this time this "irrepressible conflict" .was inaugurated a ma jority of sixty votes in the House of Represen tatives and six'in the Senate of the 'United States, and every day the free Siates Were vowing. stionger and the slave States Twiner really IN,estlier. ' SOMO . of the slave States, tno, stand ready, whenever this republidan press ure shall be removed, to abolish laver) , in ' their ,own way and in their own ti e, as we in New. iforklave. done, and as has been 1 13 done in New.Eugland, New Jersey and Perin- . sylvania...... , , „ , The democratic party its a perky of " let alone" in everything exceptsustaini g the con stitution. It believes our sister States are our equals insight, not only upon pa er, but in spirit—(cheers)—not only equal ' n theory, but inpractice ; that - they possess all the rights we possess and enjoy. The light. t duty. of l a hotk free and slaye States we held to be to have a kind regard for each other n all their varied relations under the feder:d eompact, 'which that compact suggested in i original 'adoption, =But - the • Republican rty pro poses to wage, and does wage, an "irrepressi ble conflict, ' against the-ilave ;Stites. Look ittfire.repeirlican press for the last ten or fif teen yeare 7 -see its pages reekingwith ex : citing language. lad bostile'denu iations of slavery. ' -Hear-tireir -incendiary. orators da ring thatlinew And even this eve day the same.ipne,of denunciation iss g oi on. •Is it to h. vireadarad at that when SO any are ~ preaching some should be fotthd to practice I that Browaand ,1114 associates, with the aid • And,attaoaragentenythey had receir should attempt this insurrection in one of he States of this Icenfeileracy I ' They are n t to -get okby saying that it is "Old Broiy ,' "mad , Brown'? or "crazy Brown." Who, I ask, in the name, of , truth and jeStice, fur islied the - material, the sinews- for this : to ble war? "Old Brown, " "crazy Brown: and ' his asso ciates did not. No crazy man eve laid that inferual-plot.• It was doge with orderous deliberation. Every step, through. 11 its dee EWER Mi= _~~: _ ~ .e ging; I amtuanyl t stop tilli the deth...' 'proved, the the field a Webstere, —a grand opinion people, as .irnd no- for repub ans of that ew York ig advan emocratic crowd, in cheat, and &racism ,luyed out.