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poiner,) leave at 6- o'clock, A... 111., , dally, • ex.
cept Sundvt. .• • • •
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Satirday,:rit 7, - A. M. , *, •.••7
To Chamberiburg, 3 4 A.. M., daily.
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Mail to Sandersville, Middletown, M 1113211308.
burg, , Oentre Mills, Arendtatown, on Wednes
day and Seturday, 7•A. M.•
To Hunterstowk Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, 7 A. M.
To New Chester, and Hampton, on, Tuesday
of each week, 7 A. M. •
°Dicers of the 111n1;ed Slalom.
President: Fmnitio pierce.
Vice President: Jesse D. llright.
Secretary of State : 14 su. L. Marcy.
Secretary of Interi o r: Robert McClelland.
Secretary of Treasury : James Guthrie.
Seerdary of Irar : Jefferson Davis.
Seerotary of Awry: James C. Dobbin.
Post Master Geneva 4 James Campbell.,
iitontry General : Caleb Crushing.
Okief Justice rf time U. Auks,: IL IL Taney
Governor : James Pollock.
Secretary of State : Andrew G. Curtin.
Deputy Secretary John M. Snllivan.
Burneyor General : ..1. Porter Brawley.
_Auditor tienerut Ephraim Banks. , •
Tiyasurer : Eli Slifer. •
Judges: .1. 14:•Bnck, E. Lewis, W. B. Lowrie,
W. Woodward, .1. C. Knox.
Deputy Superitthuadeol of Coo6lliOn Schools
Henry O. Biektilt., •
Gutty omcettw.
Cowes:: David F. Robison."
Seiiste : David Jiuiitgcr.
Axsenibiy : lonic Rabinsthi;'
i'resideat Judge; Robert J,l skier.
Associates ; YeGinl3r.-
District• Attorney : Jas. B. Heed.
Sheriff,: lleury Thymus,
, Corouer : J..W. Hendrix.
.I'cushouotarp : John Picking.
I?egister & Recorder: Wm. r. Walter.
Clerk o f the Courts : J. J. Baldwin.
County, rreasyrer : J. L. Schick.
am,* Aurocyor : Hee. B. dlewit.
Impeder of Weiykts and Measures : Franklin
Constuissioneii ; Jas. J. Wills Giorge ?dyers,
Henry A. Picking ; Clerk—j. Aughinbaugh;
Conasel-7-L/avitl Wills.
Direniors of the Poor : Joieph Bally, John
ilorner, Garret BrinkeFhoff ;
S. Paxton •, Treasurer-rAltastndei Canon •
Steward,—John- Scott; . Physician-Davi d
Horner. . .
,Edraund F. Shorb, Abel T. Wright,
John Hauptman.
Xerox/161e Appraiser: Jacob Aughinbaugh.
Comuly Superuitentlent: David Wills.
Borough (Pincers.
Burgess: Johni Culp.
..Tburn Council,: Jnmee A.. Thompson, Hugh
Denwiddie, Samuel IL Rusgell, S. S. He
Creary, Kendlehart, John Gilbert. R.
(Vll'Creary, Clerk and Treasurer.
Jl4 -es of Me l'ou2 : George E. Bringman,
Joid 11. Danner.
.Consiabk : Julia L. Burns.
piece, of Worship
4Prei6yterian : Balt. and High street—et pros
ent•without • Pastor.
.Roman 'Catholic : West High street. Pastor
—Rev. Mr. De Necker.
'Cerntan'Refiarniell: High and Stratton streets.
Pastar—lter.. Jaeoh Ziegler.
Nelhothe . t Buisrapal East Middle street.—
. Pastarri—ilmes..l. C. H. Dosh,W. Earnehaw.
_Associate ReArmeti : West High street. Pas
tor—ltey. lir. Werner. •
Lutheran': Christ Church, Chambersburg
street; iPutor--Rev. Dr. liranth. St.
James, 'York' and Stratton streets ; Pea.
T. O. (O. T.—Gettys Lv ige meets on Tuesday
evening of each week
:S. of T. kilams Divis.-ti meets en Monday
evening of each weak.
'`Temperance Eleneficia. Association meets on
third Saturday evening of each month.
Gettysburg Beneficial Association meets first
Saturday evening of each month.
Toting Men's Lyceum meets on Thursday
evening of each week.
Tork Springs Lodge meets on Thursday even
ing. oflearal week. '
Beriefiebil Association meets on the first
!ride" eyiiriing of tech month.
• Mask of GOiltyaburg.
pr 'dent r George Swope.
'Cishier J
: ebel): lfePhersen. ,
Abet '11:31cOlellanr• .
Ditict6tir George . Swope,- ;Henry Wirt,
• ' JtioMs!Toiing 'Geo: W. McClellan.-Dr.iD
ncitnerc'D 'Willi; Henry Myere,.Wind.Gard.
Molter, Afeir: B.T Simon,
' Dotights MeSherr,' J. K. LongwelL
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' Adams County Mutual Lire luau:
ranee. Company,
President : ,George Swope.
K PYesident : Samuel IL Russell.
ikeratary : , David A. Buehler.
IVerivitrer : David M'Creary.
' Anitidite . Clottiniittee : ' Rob't BrCurdy,Andrevr
githsteipnlen, Jacob ; Xing.
:iiisyiaticre, , o49. Siyo'pe ,
A. Buehler, It. BP ~
a; " Conlyi J . nog, A.,Renitzelman, S. B. Ans.
• ''• " tnitlli D. WOreary, J. L. Noel, A. B. Kurtz,
"54,f Alines ck, R. , 11 , -hrCreary, J. J. Herr,
,:„;,T r ,,,g. hell, 11. Eichelberger, .T.Aughint
litt ito
. . '! Wills,: . H. A. Picking, II NiCon
t, I. Jacob Uriest, Win , B. WilliOn J4l
- •• g a s ' sExecutive Committee meet on the
'''''fbhfirit 'Pricsday in every 'month at, t h e office
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-,C4iorareir not with a liar or a swearer,
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I itrAt mut of obscOne,or , wanton langOage ;
eA.iii*Stititei he will corrupt you, or stimuli it
A. : s w gi hood - your repuuLtion to be one of
alit &pia., kind; and if it doth neither yet
f p
al 'lollllllton/ memory with 'Gosh dimeour.,
' 1 : 0 ' ' thii it . 'wiii .be troublesome to. ou 'in
i,ii‘ ligAitift laid the returns it! the passages
a 141*1/44 iip hare long sinse heard of this
-14taPaistri-ssjiiheunt you when Your thonghts
tßiiideouldbebeiter ettiployed.—Sir Moltheso
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WINO ail oft thivialimy wildow.l
77 , 172 :,f.i7T7M
[now the A Platt Br ill., Dec. lir r containing inforniadCh of thw discovery d
' Wats S. sir Jowl irratelltibi.
the Fa" where Bit "4 , ok lin '4O MI
, . , , , wily perished. - '
&Amiga Pdfft dired_fton_ the Solinel. It wasen Us* coast opposites *OW* I
of his stpringe—mementou i Ina I bi z a Th e ir bodies lie imOod i w z she
lost Araviil"l—`67o"Thatim° their sand, alithin an client of twelve mileth-r,.
Data. • • This is the fifth winter sines they perished,
and the drifting sands of that barren To
gion, beingla latilnd "e6B de Mirth;
have piled in snoceuive !aye on the
bones of those noble and fil.f men,
Mr. Stewart describo logic" ea
dreary in the extreme—not •ri -blade of
grabs nor a Weir of timber - rbet+the eye..
No game.of any kind imuld be foiled. '
The Euquimaux, m whom. their io:
formation was obtained by sign., tressed
their fingers into their cheeks. and,. pia,
, ring their hands on their stomachs,. endea
vored to 1130 We the manner of their hor
rible, death. They were charged with
killing them, but merely
,answered with
their sighs. •
It was a very expeditious trip, it being
only thirteen months since the party left
the Red River settlements.
The Esquimaux reported further, that
Indians far to the north of them, who had
seen the ships of Franklin's party, and
visited them, stated , that they had both
been crushed between the icebergs. Mr.
Stewart took especial pains to ascertain
whether the party had come to their death
by fair means or foul. But 'to every in-
quiry, the Esquimau: protested that they
bad died of starvation.
Gathering together the relics found, the
party set out on their return on the 9th
day of August last. The return route did
not vary materially from that taken .on
their way north. Mr. Stewart had occu
pied the whole time since in reaching our
city—having come by the way of the Bed
river country, and having been absent in
all about too months. Mr. Stewart loft
St. Paul yesterday en route to the Hudson
Bay head quarters at Lachine, Canada, to
submit an account of his adventures.
And so at laid, the mystery is solved.
Brave Sir John, whose fate has awakened
the sympathizing curiosity of the civilized
world, it is now known usleeps his lest
sleep" by the shores of the frozen seas
through whose icy :islands he had vainly
sought to pass. Four winters back, as the .
Esquimau:. said, .the noble party, attar es
caping from the ships whietepulkno lon.,
ger float on those dangerous seas, found
release from suffering in death--died Man
fully. too, as they had lived ; bravely like
true Englishmen. This much we may
believe, for consolation, that they met
their fate as became, spirits adventurous
and noble. No traces were found by the
Esquimaux to indicate that, even in the
last extremity, they had forgotten their
manhood and preyed on one another.
We enjoyed the pleasure yesterday, the
llth inst., of a lengthened • conversation
with Mr. James Green Stewart, a chief
trader df the Hudion Bay 'Company, and
!earned Nitta him interesting futs concern
tugan exploration of, the Audi" reglon late
ly made. by, aparty under the Jolla odm
mud of hiutself"and Mr. James Andante*
another employee of that company. .
On the return of Dr. Bee t the eelebram
ted overland explciter of the , Arctic re.
gion,in the summer of '1854, bringing
with him the reitort:thit'tbe Eakttinutui of '
the.extreme northerklatati4e6
possession relic. of the Franitlin expedi
tion, the British Government determined
to make one further effort to penetrate the
mystery which hed so long enveloped the
fate of that expedition, and which bad been
partially solved by the information thus
gained by Dr. Rae.
Infurtberaneeof this desire of the British
Government to follOw up the clue thus un
expaetedly obtained by the adventurous
explorer—to 'rescue, if possible, the survi
vors of any of the party of white, who
were reported by the Esquintaux to have
been seen near the outlet of Back's river,
in latitude übout 08 degrees north, or at
knot to procure any records they might
have depomired—the Hudson Bay Cow
pony was directed to fit out a party of tried
men, accustomed to the hardships of a
polar life, to explore the region indicated
by Dr. Rao.
Acting under this command of the home
Government, the Governor of the Hudson
Bay Company, on the 18th day of No
vember, 1824. issued instructions to
Messrs. Stewart and Anderson to man and
equip a party for the purpose stated.—
Mr. Stewart, with a party of fourteen men,
therefore, started from his post, the Carl
ten House, 64 degrees north latitude, on
the 7th day of February, 1855, and pro
ceedtcl to Fort Ohipewyan, at the head of
Lake Athabasca. in latitude 118 degrees
north, at which point they arrived on the
sth da' of March, : , ,
It had been determined to make the
trip to the Arctic sea by water, so far as
was practicable, and the party therefore
remained at this post until the 26th of
May, busily engaged in oonstrudting boats
and making other preparations for their
dreary journey. At that date the party
left Fort Chipestyan, and journeyed by
canoe on the Peace river, which connects
Lake 'Athabasca with Slave Lake, some
three hundred and fifty miles in a north
westerly direction, till, on the 80th of
May, .they arrived .at Fort Resolution,
which is situated , on, an jihad' in ',Stairs
Lake, about latitude 61 degrees north . .
At Fort Resolution the party was join,
ed by Mr. Anderson, who, with Mr.
Stewart, had been appointed to the um.
mend of the expedition. Here another
delay was made, for the purpose of re-or
ganization, and making the ,last prepara
tions heft,* attempting to penetrate the
interminable frozen North. These ar
rangements °obviated, the party started
on the 22c1 day of June, for the bead of
Great Fish River,' or, as it is known• on
the map, Back ricer, in latitude about 64
degrees north . :Vince they followed the
course of the stream to the Arctic Ocean.
'Mr. Stewart represents the navigation
of this river a. exceedingly dangeroue,
being obstructed by ever one hundred
difficult rapids. Over all these, however,
with nothing more substantial than birch
bark moot% they , passed in safety,
and arrived at its mouth on the 80th of
Here they met with Esquimau', who
corroborated the reports of Dr. Rae, and
directed them to Montreal Island, ae the
spot where, according to their instruction.,
they ROM to comment* 'minute explora
tion. From this time until the 9th of
August, the party were industriously en
gaged in searches on the island, and on
the wain land, between 67 degrees and 69
degrees north latitude. We cannot reca
pitulate the perils escaped and privations
endured oy the brave band while seeking
to find traces, of their countrymen who
had perished on those desolate shores. •
Three times they providentially escaped
being "uipped," as Mr. Stewart expressed
it, or crushed between moving mountains
of ice. At hist, on Montreal island, whore
their explerathms obunumeeti, they 'found
snow• allots lutown to be of geglisli wake,
with the name of Dr. Stanley, who was
the 'eurgeon , of Sir John Franklin's , abip,
the Erebus, out in them .by a knife.—
Afterwards they found on the same island
a boat belbnging to the Franklin 'expedi
tion, with',thit 'mune of "Fermi.," still
distinctly visible. A piece of this boat
containing this mime was brought along
with him by Mr. Stewart.
Among the liaquimaux were found iron
kettles corresponding in shape and site
with those furnished the Franklin expedi
tion, and beating the mark of the British
Government. Other irtieles knoWn to'
hays belonged te wekob.
tainad from the ...Esquimau:, ,aid brougbt
by the party for deposit. with the Utah.
Government, bodies; hoviever, were
fctuildi °ilk:toes - of anyli ' The report of the;
Esquinatu'wns Abet one man died''on'
Montrial that' The hilatiee of
the party,,wandered ibe,. beach 'of the
main land oppoeite, untili•wurn out by fi
tigue and starvation, they, 'one by one,
laid themselves down'and died too. •
The last party of generous hearts, who
sought to carrisuotor to the lost ones or
bring contplation to the living, are return
ed, and the &ode wastes are solitudes in.
deed. And, in view of the guttering en
dured and the noble lives. sacrifieed
fruitless efforts to widen the bounds of
human knowledge; we believe it to be the
prayer et an in= that so they may remain
C.Ornsikellt. Ansi AvoPreis, Dee- 11 .
Mr. Stewart arrived from Red Rim
eyothitg o od bis troy to Consdat' bow.
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Gtterts .64 fg,tp*it :: ',E , lll . loo, JANUARY 4, 186*,
Au Extraordinary Tragedy at
New imiaven.
The murder of Justus Matthew" at
New Haven, Connecticut, (briefly, aunt
cloned yasterday,) is a most extraordinary
affair, almost surpassing belief in this en
lightened age. Flom a long statement of
the facts in the cue given by the New
Haven Courier of Monday, we sake the
It seems that there exists in the upper
part of the city a peculiar religious sect
known as the .4 4 Wakemanites,“ who
have made their doctrines known by hold
ing meetings at the house of a Mr. Sam
uel Sly. This Mr. Sly has no wife or
family, but has a woman living In the
house with him, named Rhoda Wakeman,
who is the founder of the meet celled
“Wakemanites." This woman affirms
that she was murdered about 80 years
ago, and went to Heaven, and for some
reason, which she does not state, came
hack on earth and founded the sect already
alluded to. She preaches and prays, and
holds meetings at her house, giving to
those who assemble to hear her peculiar
stories, her views about the, Bible and
her experiences in the spiritual world.—
Among her believers and followers are
many families who live in Hamden, and
they are in the habit of comming down
to her horse on every sunday to attend
meeting. She held a meeting at her !lime
last Sunday evening and there was pres
ent at the meeting Almeron Santord and
his wife, Justus Matthews, Betsy.. Keeler.
a Mrs. Davis, and a colored man, named
Josiah Johnson. 'they met aboUt 2 , 0'-
clock Sunday afternoon. and continued
their meeting till a late hour in the night:
Ahout 2 o'clock Monday morning the
widow Wakeman (the •prophetess):says
that she heard a noise in the room be
lOW. She oectipies a small remit in the
attic of the house. The house is,t( coin
men story and a half house, with thin' par
titions, ands noise in the lower story could
easily he heard in the rooms above. The
widow says that she told Betsy Keller,
when she heard the noise, that she thought
"all was not right below.".
Nothing hither however occurred until
Monday morning when Matthews not
making his appearance, his son went to
the door of one of the front rooms of Sly's
house, and found it 'locked, but persisted
to biesking opetttho , door. Pe, !cipher
into the room and that* , beheld ;his father
r• dead , '24 •
o 5 all: around u
his' e f r At s i. " Th i els B l
was immediately given, and several chi- .
'tens hastened to'the house. Clotted
brood and hairitti upon t h e door around
and several pools of blOod 'Were
found near' his, head.', It was truti an
awful scene to • Witness. 'the throai
nearly cut from air .to ear, and his'litiad
seemed, to be nearly; severed from his
body. lt is evident that hecould not have
committed the dead •himself from the nit.:
tura of the woundi. They weee doubt
less made by a' hatchet or_ some instru
ment heavier , and more powerful than ' a
knife . or moor. * small rope, was found
on the floor and marks of a rope was dis
covered on his wrists, and it was evident
hat the wrists had been bound by •this
14I g .
e house was thoroughly searched and
bloody clothes 'were found, and marks of
blood upon both sides of the dooi leadittg
to thermals in Welt ihe _body was di*.
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covered A, , e,pomon butcher-knife was bid fork, with which and the knife, he
found in a box or small chest, wall sharp- mutilated the bode in the manner in which
anted mid hiving the 'appearance of being it was discovered. He says he did not de.
niettiimindti but no hatchet. was found sign to use any other weapon than the
gimePtiine so, doll 'iii4' 034 that no an bludgeon, but after he had given the blows
illfold„bei Made of it. ~ ; . . was urged on by some inflame to use the
, r The' following persons were attested knife and fork. After the murder he re.
during the afternoon and lodged in jail mined looked in the rooms half hour, when
, charged with committing or in some way he came out into Min Hersey's room,
being -accessory to . the crime : Waal where she was, with a bloody stick and a
Wooding, Almeron - Sanford and' wife, light in • his hand. His hands and shirt
Abigail Sables, Thankful S. Hersey, the sleeve, were bloody, and she procured a
If idols. Waketnen.,.(the; prophtetele, Sam. basin of water to wash himself, and they
sad Sly, end a colored man named Josiah conversed about secreting the stick, and
/nekton. , • • ~, he then plies., it down the cellar. His
shirt 'leaves were then torn off, and tits
Subsequently a coroner's! in was
~.. • were bloody pieces horned in Mies Hersey's
,lteid o when. some 413 9": 111 Pr "" , ac stove—she being present. He afterwa rds
elicited. A. Sanford testifies its, Mow° I took the club used and eat , it into pieces
I went to the Witte of Mr; Sly with and threw them Into the privy vault, where
My WirttlittOtil &WC ' An , Sunday evening.,
• he also put the knifis: He took op tome
We' found/o.llh Jaiikson. Woodinfle alt's, ,of Ihe blood, the floor, and carried
Hersey, Miss Abby and Samuel sty there. lt ewal:, -- ,He then went up stairs, where
Joke Mathews is my wife's brother. 1 the gathering was, and engaged in prayer.
found them in the chamber singing' and This is the substance of his statement.
praying. About II o'clock' Mathews After Sly's confession he was remanded
came to the house. Wiikow Wilteman io prison, and Mnt. Wakeman wait taken
said she was hunted by Mathewtithe to t h e j ury mom, and eve a description
"man of power" with an evil.!ifiiiit.— of her visit to the spirit world, some thirty .
When Mathews came, he went t
year. since, at which lime she saye. she
•r the
f r ont room, where there was a fire.. , . Rho- was murdered by lir husband; and re
ds Wakeman wanted Mathews irreome to mained dead omit hours,during which
the meeting . so I went to see him, and .be ti me s h e made the heaveny journey, ace.
hig the Saviour. all it prhphets. speedos.
seemed willing , to come. When li . it•came
martyrs and iaints;; d having a realising my wife tied ii handkerchief over his fore.
head, and they tied his hands hell* him. view of the home of the blessed. alter
1 the same as they would the devif:, 4 l told i which she was sent baek to , earth on her
him he had a bad spiriyand he wanted to J m i ss i on . Sh e • states that she ie 70 vests
give it up. J ac k son an d wooditur werelof age, and has 'been the mother of fifteen
with him, and he talked 'with hint about' children, nine of whom
are still liVing.
ihe evil spirit. Widow W"e" i ". 9 , '''''' Hei brother, Sly, is 50 yeark, of age.
he wasdraling a terrible' power ! )silehtr.
Mr. Weeding told Mathilwa that Ifti or ;it 1
to be killed, and Mathews ettiu:lie w'
willing to die to.quench the evilJ spirii.—
Woodiqg and Jackson said Madieifil must i
be got out of the way. They told•hlm he j
meat die. It was about one o'cloWt when J
I hook] a,noisa. Wooding, Sly and Mum i
Hersey• were up stairs praying with toi l
but dodged down stake, and soupjllkara
them say, dowd below, "He's killing the
messenger—he's killing the messenger.P
I heard •the"noise 'sad sevens( bkiiis -fol. I
low, and started towards the door ; but
they Pulled me back saying:42olk% kilt.
ling himself he'll be rateed.r '''tftet(rd A'
girgling noise, and cries of 0011 i'nEloh su
I then went up stairs to. sing and : pray.—
When I reached the door, I found; it. fag
toned and something braced against its in
side. I could not get into the . room be;
low. This occtirre.d. about 12 .;;o'clock,;
and I kit the house twenty minuses past
As Wooding and Sly dodged out in such
ti manner I think they might' haarphelped
to kill Mathews. I think Mathews was
willing to die: Sly' said he itibhi4ht he
ought to . die. After I heard the pre and
cries below, Sty Game iusain*4lo
and kneeled down and seemed to he pray
ing. I thought he could not pray much,.
for I thought he would not feel like it then.
They believed that if widow Wakeman
( the prophetess) should die, the world
would be dealroyod. I should think'from
appearances he did kill himself. ' II they
(Wooding and 81y•) killed Mathews it
was to keep him from enchanting widow
Wakeman, who was disturbed by his evil
Josiah johnoon. colored, who was also
at the house of Sly on Sunday night. testi
I told Mathews he was killing the old
woman, and that I would not let him into
my house sooner than I would a mad dog.
Lasked him if he knew he had a bad spir
it in him, and he said he ought to renounce
this evil spirit. He said in the isatOe of
God he would renounce it. Amos Hunt
gave the old lady (widow Wakeman) some
poisonous cakes, with arsenic in thins and
wanted to make way with her. I think
Mathews got the evil spirit from Amos
Hunt. Widow Wakeman is a woman
who professes to have died and rose again.
and came on earth to teach the way to.
Heaven. I believe she is a prophet. and that
she is what she professes. I told Sanford
to lake Mathews away from the house or
Mrs, Wakeman would certainly die. I
believe that"(the widovr Wakeman should
die the Millerthim would come, and the.
world would be destroyed. I believe that
,Mathews was hurting Mrs. W. and his
sister by enchanting them.
Subsequently, Samuel Sly was brought ,
'before the jury, and made a confeskion, ;
which is thus reported in the Courier :
cottressiolv OP sty.
Sly, opened, by admitting that: he, and
he alone, committed the murder, vdthougli
before he closed his statement he related
circumstances which' tend to irnplic.rte
Jackson, the negrci, and Miss Hersey as
being accessories. •
He says that his sisters Mrs. Wakeman,
was an distressed with the ball spirit or
power in Mathews, that ha thought some
' thing must be done to remove it, rind he
consulted with Jackson in rept 1 to using
a stick of hazeiwood on Matba vs, to see
what effect it would have upon him. He
had procured a stick of that wood al few
dap; previous, in anticipation ihit it.might
be neceuary to use it for the purpose—as
he thought the buk of hazel, in connec
tion with alder, concocted together into
fee, was' powerful to remove enchant
,This stick which wag Aqui an inch in
diameter and 2i fact ~ in length,', be.. had
placed in a drawer in the cellar,: and
I ache& he spoke to Jackson about using it
inquired where he kept it. Sly inform
, med him, and went and brought it into
j lower room where Jackson and the wo
man Hersey were, and they knew when
he went into Mathew's room , with it.
When Mr. and Mrs. Sanford. went up
stairs, preparatory to taking Mathew's a
way, 84 went into the the front room to
Mathews, and after looking the doors,
struck, the deceased, who was silting in a
choir blinded, over the right temples with
such force as to bring .him to the floor,
anitdien attack hina.,teretal litnekwath
the club, He then took his pocket knife,
Which is some two inches in length, and
commenced cutting' Mathew's throat."-
Mathews grtianed, but did not utter a word
of the ant blow. Sly 411.10 ,took a
Herald mays some of the . ' ,fashionable la
dieser that place, owing , to an ogees' of ,
v anity, in order to give tone and permit.
envy to their complexion, ere in the habit
of taking arsenic in small doses Within
the pail week two ladies of thateity, mem:
wealthy families, and ladies of fashioo
hall. died' very suddenly. The hexiiist
Wends and 'relatives say , thin they wale
hermitic esters;;' but in order to gismo s-.
gainet scandal, the veal+cause of iheirdeath
hew pot been made- public:. However,
tlfoie acme' persons tO fay
pyivetely..thaten miei-doie of iiiiiinticliwas
ibe,real Ouse of ~their decal Vanjii
I must intlpsiliie an almost
passion with persons -whorto gratify it,
will hstard , their very existence. There
is no doubt of the fact that this practice
general among our fashionable. butter
; flies, at least to iinch•an extent as •to be
come alarming'. We 'think. h owever, 'it
is 'fortunate fling that such vain emit
tures die, (Or what miserable wives and
mothers they would make if Providence
permitted them to live I •
Waal' A SHAVII6—If you want to be
in fashion, wear a shawl ; if to ladies. an
attraction, wear a shawl ; if to sheep and
vows a terror, or like shanghais in full
faiths,, or even rags upon the heather,
wear a shawl; if your hips are badly
moulded, or your shirt and vest unfolded
or unpleasant to behold. wear 'a ihawl ;
if you re courting some fine , linnet, wear a
shawl ; you might: wrip your lune in is
—in your shawl. It's like charity on pins,
and hides a multitude of sins, although it
causes grins -= doer your shawl. If you
want to be a dandy, weir a shawl; or
have a cover handy, wear a shawl. In a
word, it is a most useful article, as you
may wrap your feet. head, body. knees,
make a seat. a blanket, a bed, a muff, a
pillow, a wrap rascal or a Scotch plaid of
your shawl. la oar perambulations
through the city we notice some very taste•
ful articles of shawls for gentlemen.—
They are most fanciful in style and color
and can only be ezcelled by the fanciful
manner in which they are worn. Wear a
shawl by all means—or if you can't wear
a'shawl. 'wears blanket—wear something
ridiculous and be in Ashion.—Exclitmge.
GREAT FIAT OF Roes WAxxisto.-.-Sig
nor and Signora Caroni, this afternoon,
performed the feat of walking a tight rope
from theground in front of the International
Hotel, to the fourth story window of the
building. The distance was about 175
feet, and the rise near sixty.. The ropes
were an inch and a quarter in thickness,
placed at adistance of three and 9 half feet
gem each other, and steadied by twelve
"11 0 3's•
, At a quarter past twelve the lady siren
,ded on the rope follovred by the gentle
rman, when interlocking`their , arms they
tcommenced the ascent, which being-ac
complished and the applause subsided, the
descent was perfot med. the parties stopping
after half the distance was performed, and
quietly seating themselves upon th'e rope.
l'he feat was performed with the greatest
ease, and the lady evinced , the most per-
I feet composure, -laughing and talking du
ing the passage. •
• Signor and Signora Caroni are natives
of [tali, and are now somewhat - advanced
in rigs . They are married; and have nine
children: The crowd in attendance has
been variously estimated at from eight to
twelve thousand people, the streets, vacant
lots, houses, windows and house tops in
the neighborhood ail being packed with
spectators.—San IVanciaco Chronicle.
Tux ConTuss.—The Boston Bee says
Rousanism, it is now quite apparent, is
buckling on its armor to enter the bent
Presidential election, in this country, with
a zeal and earnestness peculiar to all poli..
tico•religious enthusiasm. It no longer
gropes in the dark, or harangues its disei
pies is dark, out of•the way placer,—but
acmes boldly out with the mask off, ac
knocKedging its purpose and declaring its
intent. 'The American .0011. MoGee's in•
famous sheet, calls upon the Irish to rally
against the Americans, and if possible to
overpower the native population. •This
is .It distinct issue. Who 61311 say that
we do not wain) Alia/east party t '
The Scotch have a say; mg tswho
m ums me mei, shame NM him ; it
hi sham as take, shame befall me.
R.txtuar 1, 18564
Comes again your humble servant
With his Inedlerfitritioned yarn,
Greeting you upon the advent
Of a happy New Year's morn.
Weekly without intermission • .
I am at your threshold found, •
Leaving quite a good impression
Shmding "13van"-light all around.
I'm the boy that brings the news •
To you every Friday morn, •
Posts you up to "local items,"
Tells you of big crops of corn.
Yea, dear patrons, Pm the fellow
(And 0, how thankful you'should be I )
That's always working for "the million,'
And the fieedom of the free.
In my ever weekly budget
What a sight of news is there !
News about the war in Europe-- • •
News at home and everyvrher
In my recapitulation
Of the year that's poised away,
I will call to recollection
Things that now are history.
And of the, New Year just begun,
As the prophets did of yore •. •
I'll lift the future's misty veil ;
And aft - your joys before.
Sensual plea/Mies—dissipation. •
Still we have on every hand -r,l
Calamities beyond relation,
Have occurred on sea end lend. • ;'1
On 'a hright and sunny: :boning:
Th' Arctic left it distatit'shore ;
Ere she reached her destination' ‘•
'Many 'sank to " r , •
Honda beat tint whit expeqtation
Knowing neither dclubt nor toit• l sweet antipipation,
Met, their friendf long tried ,atadeor,
Baton:Lid the ibge • '
human twin eOu •ld,sate, "- 't •
Ceased the'Aretic'e
' • Sahk she 'neat' , the'ocetin were.
In Olio liely,prietroor
nii v._ ,9f,Tetzwpo9cion,
Pen refuses tirelate . •,,,
Tales of terror and. destruciion,
By'cotifiding in'tonductors • ' '
,Of Out rushing tallrotid trains, ' •
• Bonin were brokepL—bedleit' mangled--
Friends have weepedderftiendta*litinte
Thin again the epidemic, • , , ,
With its pestilential breath s
Swept away. its many tho usands , , •
By the cruel hand of death., • ' ,
Heard ye not the lamentation
Borne upon the fiontberkair,
Telling of the desolation ' ' '
• Which the plague bad scattered there ?.
Mimes the wide and placid, ocean
Mighty contest/titan:sly rage t; •,• ,•
`Nations rocked with deg commotion
Ia a b 1 094. . •
England proud, aristocratic,
With the French and Turk allies,
And they're growing more fanatic
As their shouts Of triumph rise. . •
Now the thought of glory, glory,.
Animates their very soul,
As they. tell tow the story
How they took,filetmatopoL,'
Russia, Conscious of her power,
Firmly inutthig in her strength,
Leta their ttibbk at hsr borders--
Thinge will take a turn at length.
But we know the times coming
When a universal peace
Shall prevail among the flagons, • . ..
And when bloody try s ts will cease..'
Coming events, e'er they reach,ns,
Cut their shadows on before,
And at present plainly teach us
That the Pope shall reign no morel
Rome, upon her seven bill tops,
Long W vice and error taught;
But the reign of superinition
With the Vatican shall rat!
And in every heathen nation • •
He whose right it •Ie shall reign;
ea r
Then to all eluill co f ' salvation—
All shall know a viour's name.
Now to our own d native land •
Where freedom reigns eupreme, .
And Adams, known on every hand,
I'll turn my poor °machine."
The latest news by foreign mails
Now fill our papers full
With long accounts and full details •
Of noted "John.) , Bull."
At first he breaks our neutral laws,
And next he gets alarmed, •.
And then he turns around and "jawa" , -
Before he's really.hittmed. , , .
' The troubles which in Katmai rage
We're • ,
not . surprised to ;ice : • •
• They're only in accordance ' with.
~ •
Frank Pierce's policy. , ' ' -, • '
.•' • . .
But: Kansas with her sunny hille.-., • • •
Her warblers in the tree— •,. • • • ,
Her fertile plains—her gushing rills—
All say she shall be free. •
That "giant iwy"—two years of age—
Goes onward in his might, • '
And as the fight with Locos rage.
Tbe . "lantern dark" gives light I
In California, far away, 1. • ••
The welkin rings with joy; •
For all its rsham Democracy i• . , •
-• Is governed by "that bolt!" . •
In Maryland the fight was fair—
' No side consideratiOri ;
And Sam with all his force Was theta,
And licked them like tarncliion I •
In New York State, the very place
Where "isms" hatch so well, •
He met them boldly face to face
And GREELY with them fell!
In other States, where Sam was seen,
They . reap a rich reward,
By having true Americans
Their liberties to guard.
But in our own dear Keystone State,
Mere Foe says "Sam's dying,"
The Locos bought up Catholic votes,
And licked him out by lying I
Some old.line Whigs were in the fight,
Allied with the "SaskNiests,"
And thoaih we didn't whip them quite,
Just watt till fiftywiz I
The Locai crowed arahuordialabout, •
But what an tidal slam, • ..
Bar via' his Vials a atic/49 eat"
„ Om. lairubturied But l" . .
In tltatirbusg we te'we have bad' .
A. Barnum fax to sears • •
_ellailliwa babies miolr;;
• d a Liao' Fait. . at
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TWO DOLLAINS illit..lolllliPg4o:fi.f!
-, ;w 1,, rid!
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Dear pstroue, I iwyself wealliere ) .
And was surprised to see
Whet should have 11 "..rdertes"11 4 0
Turn out Lotkrk. • ' '
A. Cemetery too we , hetet, • • fie
"acrefor our Ood" • I , (We/
'Where buried 'mewl rest itt
Beneath its ossiered eode
kith t I it*. iti
“113.11,i'Oritlkwe Ong'"
As through the streets we tread ,
And commune with the spiiriteif t ,, 14
This city of the dead. ,
si d o
.We soon will have some Many
A htirso , without a tail, f• , °) qt!
. 14
To dreg our burthens to rod fro r,c,rlA,t,t)
1 'And ride gl on feral
With Oftite `lonip atria eticumospior„,' l.l *,
Of infant fj well treint ee '''"'
• a .
'aßnivisoldier boys our ts'Persaa
.11:1 110f0Pn. nOr4iiido r
I No one their brevery.would doubt , - 1.;52
As they advance inane; • ;I.ia ii<l out
For brava•they are and: vetrystonts.e: 'time()
• -If whiskers be a sign.. - oaf ,t no
I( in the wor yo %Tula 81100304
And iiptinda batik Winter; h'!•1'1.
Be kind'to all who stand in
dud piay dontetirs Prittlet:r; 61 ' l ' l2
He labors hard from morn till
And swears hie life away e - )4 r.;'.!
Is battling with his brains for righti, , , r
.But Oh thew mean his pay I • , r.:. I, 5
Now patrons, since You've heard my Tay- •'.
Of sadness and of mirth,
I'll kindlyso t my " mill" `444" 4t
aground" a QUARTER'S vroitl..,:e *b "
ss, _ oLaarzao,i,
• , (.1 ,
i t.;-r , ;gharpa+a Bite . • • 14
'This recentlyventefi *.iailen% lettOff l ' sd
„'Ot the power audPapae4y,
,ejalitied, for by its proprietot, ,54411444, h4
AOso imporsetio every otherr, , weapon2forr,
warlike" purposes, now in existenew
the'mott elliesteasta and terrible
exiswfutig The' abiall'aiirbine ocii . used p,f
theTtilled:;Eittittii mounted men,, throws
bail ryiil# de d y . aticuraoy One ,quarter;of,A., : „
lilie s and can, be fired ten, times per minute.,,t
It is not complicated in structure, is easily:,.!
Admitted; and suffers no injury7from wet= , t)
:weather. t' , 3lr,' Bherpe is now prepatiur"
models 'tot ftui:tetr species of his Weapon,' '
,/t.)onall pocket pistol 'cithpilited i
0 IbiOW, a.,lLltonleball ono hundred yard.; ;
t.catelry pistol with a rtmge of fise,.banA;
deed yards; rifle suitable , for foottuem,..
With a mtge. - of one mile; and a !arooft sr
to thtow tWo-ounee 'bell or a entail
atidw half, of as fat as a
aat be 'teen to advanstige. With
latter .wreapop,Afr..B, deolareche eau eet
Ire a house.or ship:at a distance or nearly ,
two milts, and prevent the , use of field sri.i
tillertby killing , the horses before the guns '
are brought within good rativi.'
in 40 bindaOta`good tearksuisn, is'equal t ,,
to ten,mtiallpht; bayonets, and'all ; for,place, -„
a eau six rode, distant with a.• wtuskee
.and • bayonet, and before he can bring the
bayonet into , Use, the rifle Can be loaded and -1
' discharged ken tinted. 'They carry balls
with ireit precision and forte. Mr. litheipti:
intends dew rides to becorne a patiOuat':.
weapon ; and should Congress,' by using , a..
little liberality, punkas° the patent, the, •
country.would be possessed of a means of
wafers unequalled in the world.-4k 4
Louis Democrat. Vit
Death Bed Boone of Aaron Burn
A statement having recently been Made . '
that Col:. Aaron Burr died an unbeliever in:,,
the' Christian religion, the Rev. Dr. Vati.',"
pelt'. a venerable Bpiseoial °lorry' man'
New York, in reply to a letter from •Si
Reid, jr., states that he was freq,nintly, *SIC'
him at a hotel on Staten Island during his
protracted illness, and at the moment of f.
his death. The time spent with hint win.
chiefly employed in religious conversation,,
concluding with prayer. , Being raked -asi.
to his views of the Holy Scriptures, Dol.
B. responded "They were the most peel:ea,
system of truth the world had ever seen.'
Two hours before his death the •IlteLlir,
Vanpelt informed him that he could not , .
survive much longer. He replied, "I if*,
aware of it." Mr. Vanpelt thus desoribeil
his last momenta :
"With his usual cordial commode
manifest desire, we kneeled in :greyer heti
fore the throne of heavenly grace:Attiplo t `
ring (pod's mercy, and blessing. He used
hi s bed; and pit ;Ifirtieelf toad huititbln
devotional posture, and seemed deejily,',l4o",
gaged in the religious service, Oinking:me t ,
as usual, for the prayer made for him.,
' "Calm and composed, I recommended:
him to 'the mererof God and to;the wtirdt
of His"lit'.itim,`, with a last farewell. ", 4614;
o'eleek,„ ,P. , M.,
,without 'a 'groan s
etruggle,, `breiiihed his twit. His filestli
andgentle 11$ a taper in thee/mkt:4,
and as .a summer's wave thatdies upon tire
shore. Thus died Col. Aaron Burr." • h
Care of Babies.
The Editor of the New York Su e
Times mentions as a'curious feet, that de
tinktbe past`week;on looking over kir ex•
Obaugfip4Pere,'ile counted no lees tiliftA*
en infante, within the circle of three ban.
And miles 'that have perished in theibitasit.
,Efe asks:
• Are mothers becoming careless? -. Ars
children !wing their domestic mini r-i-
Or is It that the Maraca, means of beq•
hold illumination among the poor Os grow
ing more dangerous ? The lottgorintol*•
peat, is the thief cause of , most of *est or
usual calamities. Burning fluid, carapheOlts
and lreein oil, ore the common subedtares
for gas in the daelliogid the laberidg bhie-
Ns, end every one °idlest) stdatitelesi:o
- handled with extraordinary ;OM, axe
dangeroma to life.',Thi:slightesCriow
seta and they . explede.i. what leatee f
rarely does a victim to their Osplasiowil*
cover from the coneequeneese • ( rre afr:rt
. ' , ' -11,4-,,sp .
A. Cpsajt Asitnat,-A sew anidipb ,
et Peel,Whieht basins arrivediathemitorste '
*lade, *Ollll BOWittra. hts breiglit i
il*fat "0 1 ti t er lerci t i 4 1 0 .
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