Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, January 18, 1856, Image 1

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    C:• U. BUEHLER
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dr .be thy *lithe
;Jai %CV!! I ' •
I,4isttteduidreary tongue that dwells
2 1 rUte.ripplieg wave and sighing tree ;
t ik,the old church bell";
The ihiftling . bird, the whizzing Lee;
lkiNpidiright; and ve will find
1/ITia o:power and .glory" they proclaim ;
The chimes, the creatures. waters, wind,
Al p011311 7 ,-"liallowcd be. Thy Narne . ,1:'
'TheigilmiLge, kneeling to the sun
hia,thank.vor ask a boon—i
sWlllllturnaol,the idiot otte r
WO laughs to see the clear, round noon
TIM Wilt, wiill taught in Christian lore—
The mullein, matratent his flame=-
All; oreelhip; wonder and adore,
gad,jny"llalloweti be Thy Name l"
Whate'er may be man's faith or creed,
•-Tbede precious works comprise it. still ;,
4 *.V.e..trace them ea tho blooming mead—
. .alire .have them on the flowing rill.
Gattehorus hails the Great supreme,
-rEach varied breathing in the same ;
Theistntin may differ, but the theme
Father, Hallowed be Thy. Name I"
" ° Acres and the glands.
Mai i ,earth is the Lord's and the fullness
r kaidllil's most holy wear] :
TTieriinter bath fish, and the land hath flesh,
And the air bath many a bird ;
Apol the soil is teeming o'er all the earth,
, 4 1,ni1 . the earth has numberless lands ;
Yet minions or hands want acres
-7 While inilliand of acres want hands.
~„ • ,
Sunlight, and breeze, and gladsome dowers,
Are over the earth spread wide
Xibi the OA Ooh gave these gifts to men—
!,4l'n men who on earth allido :
Yet thnusnods are toiling in poisonous gloom,
shackled with iron hands,
%Chile inillionA ut'handl want acres—
While inilliong of acres want hawk
Never a foot halt: the poor man here,
To plant with a :frail] or corn :
And never 3 plot whilru his child may cull
lorU'ih'llowers iethticilewv morn.
The callow—ttio wood+ grow rank ;
Yi.t i llc tie poor roan stands
aril' millions of hands want acres—
And . millions of acres want hands !
7 j.r i is writ that net . thnzzle the ex
:That., tivat r leth out, the ..orn
ifttt 1,ohold! atocitio the pour maws haul+,
'Tli 1131 I! nfl intrth's I..turthr bOrnol
WO keit] is the rift or a haanteolts find—
Aod to labor his ".,rd conenands,—
•. Yet nil Irma or hands want :tyros—
., And tuillions of acres want hands I
Who bath orduioed that fow shovld hoard
Their of asepcs ;Told ?
And rob the earth ofiis fruit; and flowers,
~, A Vltilo profitless soil they hold ?
Who (math ordaineil that. a parchment scroll
Shall reitee round tuilert.of lands—
' When millions of hajiiTit'ivant acres
-41i*. Awl otacrill'aiant hands I
4. '114 4 aghtrin , l* the faceof de
liil 1 ., le on
r'Ohhry of fnen debts I
'TPA ft lie. thitt the word of the Lord diffowns—
"l'is a cnrAc that burns and blights
•~nd 'twill burn and blight till the people rise,
Anil Nsredr, while they break their bands—
That the hands shall henceforth have acres;
Anil the acres henceforth have hands I
How to overcome Evil.
.• y ‘t'ilsou sat on the stairway, cry
-3,0! ga • •
Tos though his young heart would bre dr
I took hint on my Lip, and told him to tell
me - Wily lie was crying.
'l3illy Johnson was just above me in
the ; spelling class, ond because I turned
b, got angry. At uoon I was
thing my new kite on the plain ; he name
up asking me to let him fly it. Thinking
it would make us good friends I let him,
but on,purposo he lot it go into a tree, and
Liire - it. I'll be revenged, yes, I'll be re
v9iged !"
far evil," said I.
"1 will try," come sweetly from John
• "1%4 cvdniiii, as Johnny was engaged in
Ii "fitiitinS" game of bull, Billy came up,
and &shed to play, but could not us he
W;t4 odd.
.Here, Billy, you can have my place,"
, raid Johnny,
• Billy looked at Johnny a moment in si
letteei and then said.." Johnny I tore your
I;ita.;,l-arn,sorry; mine is behind that tree,
yeura ; and after this wo shall hoped
Itat iiikht; as Johnn.t knelt, and said,
Ri;tii4t ua our trespaiSes, as we forgive
tiiilgolhat . trOspass agmest us," he felt ho
liiidrftiti ben one who had trespassed against
“A. Few ym.”
,rl ) :rhiv. Arleta.. to, be all the rage at the
present. •,, Tim Louisville Times thus
takes it off, which suite this section
ekeeettinkly well e
, drou , prereent a man a small account,
heeveill pay yOu in a few Jaya; pretty girls
expact.marry in slew days ; brass bands
blew out a, few. days; high fellows sing
stferi.dtkretand we expect to give our
1 4 1#10,,Ottie interesting local news in a
And we - are hopi ng that a great Many'
ef , itiesubsaribers *lll send the maim'
ohtheiiradties in'a few - days. ,In fact, we'
know they will. for some of them. have,
beep promising to "do that litttle thine"
°My teircdiyi. foi it yearior
Expeei thblicw bi§ fundeln a few days.
mr .e .1 •• • ' • : • ••
odhill•Ttus Initun,—.The 'real people of.
this counitypirrespeorive of parties, are he-,
tuaii,l4B.Fr,f! illter,rted in the great IPO,B*
dt leptiii eitirfdiii—Whethere'r nbloAtner
lakii" Anicrica".:4fid'in the
Piesideniral race 'of '1856, they' will give
an ilifitrialiiiansweito thee:llo26on.. The'
4Thit •stitbrAit• De n ir - 79°.k
'w et er now- pl gip . hi is Fiiigerf
in disguieeri—but whether the native horn
eitiseninotthis-Republic shall fill its• offi
ces and , direct its affairs, or whether for=
piittiers and convicts from •En.,
,"al all our country. This. i.
die the issue, and wo intend to hold aye
cimaisig PortY• to it ! • _ •
ttiti rinnatie'r of the 'venerable awl potvi :
otio band' of , ReVoldtitionary. penii
• re4rii:ed 'to
Wiawiirbo (au tuber ofi ;To .*)
dallif iriteivierpensiosis ii;4 1 02.- , •-1 • -
,L_ _L-- '
[ %Oast: voluina 'of MCCit4s History 'of
England, juid, issued; COVOTEI the Period extend.
ingTrorn the secession of William and Mary to
the throne to the peace of Ryswiek in 1697.
The Revolution which resulted in.the banish
ment of James and the elevation of William
and. Mary, was a signal triumph of ?rotes- i
tentism over Catholicism, and as such was
hailed by the friends of the Reformed Religion!
throughont Eprope. At that period Jreland,
Wu a naltrobblOni belonging: to the English
crown, and remained in a state of insubordina
tion after the accessiou • of the new monareli-1
the Catholics of Ireland, headed by the priest.l
hood, being warm partisans of James. In this'
state,of things' l ,the banished monarch decided,
to march into Ireland. Londenderry, a strong-
hold „of Protestantism, was made the principal
point of attack. Lundy, who had command!
of the garrison, turned traitor, and was on the I
point of handing over the place to the parti
zans of James, when his villainy was discov
ered. This much by way of introduction to a I
few paragraphs fronneCauly's description of
this celebrated siege, and the heroic resistance
of its noble defenders. ]
.The city was left destitute ofall milita
ry and all civil government. No man in
rho town had a right to command arty
other; the defences were weak ; the pro.
visions were scanty ; an incensed tyrant and.
a great army were at the gates. But with.
in was that which has often, in desperate
extremities. retrieved the fallen fortunes of
nations. Betrayed, deserted, disorganized,
unprovided with resources, begirt with
enemies, the noble city was still no easy
conquest,. Whatever an engineer might
think of the strength of the ramparts, all
that was most intelligent, most courageous,
most high spirited among the Euglishry
of Lcinster and of Northern Ulster was
crowded behind them. The number of
men capable of bearing arms within the
walls was seven thousand ; and the whole
world could not have furnished seven thou
sand men better qualified to meet a terri
ble emergency with clear judgment, daunt.
less valor, and stubborn patience. They
were all zealous Protestants ; and the Pro
te3tant ism of the majority was tinged with
Puritanism. They had much in common
. .
with that rober, rebolute and God•tearing
clam out of which Cromwell had formed
his unconquerable army."
But these brave men wore not disheart
ened :
"No sooner had the first burst of the
rage excited by the perfidy of Lundy spent
itself than those wham he had betrayed
proceeded, with a gravity and prudence
worthy of the most renowned Senates, to
provide for the order and defense of the
city. Two Governors were elected, Ba
ker and Walker. Baker took the chief
military command. Walker', especial
business was to preserve internal tranquil
ity, and to dole out supplies from the mag
azines. The inhabitants capable of bear
ing arms were distributed into eight regi•
merits. Colonels, captains, and subordin-
ate officers were appointed. I❑ a few hours
every tuau knew his post, and was ready
to repair to it as soon AS the beat of the
drum was heard. That machinery, by
which Oliver had, in the preceding gene
ration, kept up among his soldiers so stern
and so pertinacious an enthusiasm, was
again employed with not less complete
success. Preaching and praying occupied
a large part of every day. Eighteen cler
gymen of the established 'church -,acid sev
en or eight of the - noneonforiaiiihinisters
were within the walls. They
. a exerted
themselves indefatigably to rouse • and
sustain the spirit of the people. Among
themselves there was for the time entire
harmony. All dispute about church gov
ernment, postures ceremonies. were forgot
ten. The Bishop, having found that
his lectures on passive obedience wore de
rided even by the Episcopalians, had with
drawn himself, first to Raphoe, and then
to England, and was preaching in a chapel,
iu Loudon. On the other hand, a Scotch
fellatio, named Howson, who had exhor
tad the Presbyterians not to ally themselves
with such as refused to subscrine the Con
! vent, had sunk under the well-merited
disgust and scorn bf the w hole Protestant
community. The aspect of the Cathedral
was remarkable. Canon were planted on
the summit of the broad tower which has
since given place to a tower of different
proportions. Amuuition was stored in.
the vaults. In the choir the liturgy of
the Anglican Church MIA road every morn
ing. Every afternoon the Dissenters
crowded toe simpler worship.
, James had waited twenty-four hours,
expecting, as it would seem, the perform.
onceof Lundy's promises ; and in twenty.
four hours the . arraegements for the de.
fonsvof Londonderry were complete.—
Oti — the evening of the 19th of April, a
trumpeter o=o to the southern gate, and
asked_ whether. the engagements into
which the .Governor had entered-would be
fidfilled,, The ; answer was that the men
who guarded these walls, had nothing to
do with the Governor's engagements.
and were . deterthined to resist to the
The besieging army was now placed un
det the: command of RoSen. He arrived' at .
headquarters on the 19th of aline.
"At first ' he' attempted to ' undermine
the walls'. but ' his j)lsn' was discovered
and le was conipelled`to abandon it after
a sharp' fight, in Which mote thab bun-
dyed` of his men. were slain. Then his
furprose itrange pitah. He,' an old
aoldier; a Marshall oflfranooiu expecianon
traitiedlin school of the greatest generals,
accustomed, duziug.many years, to win
-4), war, to be,baled.,by ,a mob of country
gentlemen ! , fartnets...ithopiceeprs, who
' • ere protected only bY a wall which any
gaid. !engineer would et once have pro.
nounced untenable He raved, he blas
phemed in language of:his own, made up
of; all tbe,dialeota spoken from the :,Baltic
to tho,Atlantio. He would rasa the !city,
to the ground ; he would spare no living
thing k no; not theyoung' girls ; not the
babies'atihe breast. As to the 'leaders,
death . was too lightia punishment for them;
he would rack them ; he would roast them
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alive. In his rasp ; he ordered a alien to
he flung into the town with a fetter con ;
taining a terrible menace. He would. be
said, gather into one body all the Protes
tants! who had remained at their homes
between Charlomont and the sea, old men,
women, children, many, of, them near in
kilood and affection to the defenders of
Londonderry. No protection, whatever
might be the authority by which it had
boon given, should be respected. The
multitude thus brought together should he
driven under the walls of Londonderry,
and should there be Starved to death in
the sight of their countrymett,their frietids,
their kinsmen; This was no idle threat.
Parties were instantly sent out in all di
rections to collect victims: At dawn, on
the morning of the second of July. hun
dreds of Protestants, who were charged
with no crime, who were inettpableef bear
ing.arnis, and many of whom had protee
teotions granted. by James were dragged
to the gates of the city. it was imagined
that the piteous sight would' quell tho
spirit of the colonists. But the'orily of-- '
feet was to rouse that spirit to still greater
energy. An order was immediately put
forth that no man should utter the word
"Surrender" on pain of death ; and no I
man uttered that word. Several prisoners I
of high rank were in the town. Hitherto I
they had been well treated, and had recei.
Tod as good rations as wore measured out
to the garrison. They were now closely
confined. A gallows was erected on one
of the bastions; and a message was con
veyed to Rosen, requesting him to send al
confessor instantly to prepare his friouds
for death. The prisoners, in great dismay,
wrote to the savage Livonian, but received
no answer. They then addressed them- i
selves to their countryman, Richard Hann;
ilton. They were willing, they said, to
shed their blood for then
-King; but they
thought it hard todio h e i g noen t utouatleath
of thieves in consequence of the barbarity
of their own companions in arms. Ham- 1
ilton though a man of lax principles, was
not cruel. tie had been disgusted by the
inhumanity of Rosen, but beiug only sec
ond in command, tioutd not venture to ex-
press publicly all that he thought. lie.
however, remonstrated strongly. Some
Irish officers telt on this occasion as it was i
nature( that bravo men shouldleel, and de-
elated, weeping midi pity and iudiguaiiou, I
that they should never cease to have in !
their ears, the cries of the poor women and
ehildren who had been driven at the point
of the pike to die of famine between the
camp anti the city. Rosen persisted du-
ring forty-eight hours In that time na
ny unhappy creatures perished, but Lin
donderry held out as resolutely as ever ; !
and he saw that the crime was likely to
produce nothing but hatred and obloquy. ;
He ut length gave way and suffered the
survivors to withdraw. The garrison then
took down the gallows which had been e
rected on the bastion:"
At length the horrors of the sige were ag
gravated by the pressure of famine. A strict
search was made for provisions in the recesses
of every house throughout the city. Some
food was discovered, which had been conceal
ed in cellars by people who had died or made
their escape. But this proved only a scanty
store. Pestilence began to appear' in the
train of hunger
By this time July was far advanced;
and the state of the city was,
hour by
hour, becoming more frightful. The num,
ber of the inhabitants had been thinned
more by famine and disease than by the
fire of the enemy. Yet the fire was shar
per and more constant than ever. One of
the gates ,was beaten in ;
one of the bas
tions was laid in ruins ; but the breaches
made by day were repaired by night with
indefatigable activity, Every attack was
still repelled. But the fighting men of the
garrison were so much exhausted that they
could scarcely keep their logs. Several of
them, in the act of striking at the enemy,
fell down from mere weakness A very
small quantity of grain remained, and was
doled out by mouthfuls. The stock of sal
ted hides was considerable, and by knew
ing them they appeased the rage of huu
ger. Dogs fattened on the blood of the
slain who lay unburied around the town,
were luxuries which few could afford to
purchase. The price of a whelp's paw
was live shillings and sixpence. Nino
horses were still alive ' and but barely alive.
They were so lean that but little meat was
likely to be foiihd upon them. It was,
however, determined to slaughter them for
food. The people perished so fast that it
was impossible for the survivors to perform I
the rites of sepulture. There was scarcely
a cellar in which some corpse was not de
caying. - Such was the extremity of dis
tress, that the rats who came to feast in.
those hideous dens were eagerly hunted f
uud greedily devoured. A small fish,
caught in the river, was not to be purchas
ed with money. The only price fur whibh
such treasure could he obtained was some
handfuls of oatmeal. Leprosies, each as
strange and unwholsoine diet engenders,
made existence aconstunt torment. The
whole city, waS poisoned by the stench ex. I
haled from the bodies of the dead and the
half dead. Thal there should be fits
discontent and insubordination among cueu
enduring such misery was inevitable. At
one inoilielit it vas: suspected - . that 'Walker'
had :laid' up somewhere a secret store of
feed; and was reveling in priVate,..whilts
exhorted others to suffer resolutely for ! tbp,
000d,elititct. . house was strictly
mit innocence Weis` JUDY pro:4o:i he
regit hied ; his popularity•; and the garrisons
with death in-near prospect, throeged . to ;
the cathedral to hear hitn,preachi dren*
hie , earpeet eloquence with delight; and
Went' forth from the '' house of tied With
; hagiard ' face's' and to steps,' bnt' w
spirits stiihnisubduod.:There wore, indeed,'
some secret pietallgs: - iA very: few otiewere
traitors, ropoue4,,analinuricationp with the
enemy. Bu s t it waspecessaryiliat all such
dealing' iehould* 68'eakefiilly oottieided.. •
Nono.dared 'to'. utter' publicly • any winds
save:words'of defiance and stubborn rcsolui,i
Even in that existitiniq tha:4044941;
cry was "No surreuder o 7 And
rho , wsru is
not.wantinivoices, irbibh, in low, tones, !
61:1d0;•''•Ffst the' hdritei and hidiAt';
thtin'tliti'priiintierl;iitid then , CaoleottiorM
It was a terwards related, :halt t ',' t, yet
not with t a horrible iniziAttrefoillisnest,
that's corpulent citizen, SANS billtiiresett
ted a strange F t utnuot ~4,gitoiiiigeletons
which surreuneed him, though iVizpedi
out to moue l hitnself rriith, th e erous
oyes which fellOWedliim with Ca ' ''l Wks
whenever ho appeared in the. sie Ls."
At length this terrible siege, a ' MM.
orable in British history,:' was b fit to a
close. English mereltant-vessele,, kden with
provisions, had come , to Lotigh, tfAyle. The
master of one of them, Called, the)fonntjoy,
volunteered to relimM his . autrvieg-eiglow.eiti
zene. Au• ther vessel; the Phlnnixothared the
enterprize. The two unirchantintih'irare to be ,
escorted by the DartmoUth' frigate,lhriunand
ed by Capt. John Lemke, after rarditieAdmiral
of great tame. - . '
"U was the thirtieth of JulY.C.,,The sun
had : just set ; the evening scanner in .the
cathedral was over ;, and the 10 -broken
cOugregation'had separated,:witen . the sea . -
tineils on the tower saw the ea( of three
vessels coming up the Foyle. ' 4.0 n the t re
was astir in the Irish vault), iThe ,besie
gera were on the alert for ezilet4ong both
shores, The ships tverebn extrium peril;
for the rivet was - low UndtheYotily nevi.
gable channel ran very ueaf td . : the left
bank, where tho 'headquarters of the ene
my had been fixed, and where the hatter
ie b were most numerous...-Lemke perform
ed his duty with a skill and 444 worthy
his noble profession, expoied WO_ fiigate to
cover' t he merchantmen, and usable guns
with great effect. At length lielittle
squadron came, to the place of peril. Then.,
the iileuetjoy took the lead, .and went
right at, the boom. The huge barricade
craekcd and gave way ; but the Adak was /
such that the Mouutjoy robeituded, and
stuck in the mud. A yel l. I
of trininph rose
from the banks : the Irish_ reshed to their
boats,' 4 and were preparing to ; but ;
the Dartmouth poured on thertiti well' di- ,
reefed broadsiderwhich threw 'them
'them into:
disorder. Just then the Plicenix dashed
at the breach which the Moutujey
made, and was in it moment witbiu the
fence. Itleantone Alm tide was rising fast.
The Mouutjoy began to move, and soon
passed safe through the broken ;takes and
fleeting spars. But her brave Taster wits!
tie more— , A shot front one, of Att •hatter-'
ice-had struck him ; and ' he died, by the
most enviable of all deaths , in sight of the
city which was his birthplaee,',,Whieli
his home, and which had just' ,heen saved
by his courage and self , devetion,' from the
most frightful feria of destruction. The j
night had Closed in before the Conflict et
the boom began ; but the flash ;IX the guns
' were seen, and the noise board, the lean ;
and gsstly multitude ; which' elivered the t
, walk of the city. ' When
grounder:lond when the lite* g,trimlo.,
rose from the Iripk 4,P
ver, the hearts of the besieged died within
them. Ono who endured the unutterable]
anguish of tout moment has told us th"at
they looked fearfully livid in each ether's
eyes. Even after the barricade had been pass
ed,there wars terrible half hourofsuspense
It was 10 o'clock before the ships arrived
at thequay. The whole population was there
to welcome them. A screen made ofcasks!
filled with earth was hastily thrown up to
protect the lauding-place from the batter- •
ios on the other side of the river ; and then
the work of unloading began. First were
rolled, on shore barrels containing six thou• I
sand bushels of meal. Then canto great 1
cheeses. casks of beef, flitches, of bacon.i
kegs of butter, sacks of pease and hiscuits, l
ankers of brandy Not many honrs be
fore, halt a pouud of tallow and three quar
ters of a pound of Faked bide had been
weighed eta with niggardly care to every
fighting man. The ratieu which each now
received was three pounds of flour, two
pounds of beef, and a pint of peas. It is
easy to imagine with what tears grace
was said over the suppers of that evening.
There was little slip on either side of the
wall. The bonfires shown bright along the
whole circuit of the ramparts. 'The Irish
guns continued to roar a:l night ; and all
night the bells of the rescued city made
answer to the Irish guns with peals of joy
ous defiance. Through the whole of the
thirty-first of July the batteries of the ene
my coutinued• • to play. But, soon after
the sun had again gone down, flames were
seen arising from the camp ; and. when the;
,first of August dawned, a line of smoking;
ruins marked the site lately occupied by;
the besiegers ; and the citizens saw far off
the long coltons of pikes and standards re
treating up the left bank of this Foyle to.
ward .Strabane."
don is now the greatest city in the world,
and far surpasses all the great cities of an
tiquity: According to Gibbon; the papa
-lation of ancient Rome iu the htfight
magnificence, was 1,200,000; ,Nineveh is
estimated to have had 000,000 ; and Dr.
Medhurst supposes that' the population of
Kkin is about 2,000,000. The milk
.lion of London, sccorditig 'to recent statia
tics, amounts to 4,500,000-413,722 hay,
ing beep added during the last ten .years.
The census 'Shows it etintains . 3o7.722 in.
habited,' and 16,3394ininhabited hotitiee,
.12avelinroit 11.11. just discovered among
the ruins of ancient gabylon an exten
not, Indeed, printed of pap,
er,bat impressed oh baked brreks. , --con:
raining many and voluminous 'ratites on
uetronotuy and trtathematies,' and ethnol
ogy. , and several „other most important
brancite; of knolledge. These treaties
contain fienrinditigumenui, ishich in hie
Opinion, will havit no- entail operatinnion
the study of sciences to whieit.they -relate,
2fitl Witiel.throw Vela light 1 01vPihi s ical .
history and. criticism, tmli the .40,417 of
our race:.
YALE COLLEGE, by its catalougue just
inittlistred. has (arty-Eva instrtictais,twet•
tr•fiver stuilettui jet' ttiaoliwyc twanty4ix in
tavv;-thirty.csio sixty,three
itt i ,phitosptly. And, the Arts, Iljnpty . r . f9vao
suptorti. ups, 00,1 . 1rfaiap4 eltt i v!t! j uniors,
same miuieterof sophohioree; and ii n o,
fithidied Wid frashanini lin 'au
Suicide of a Dog.
The Boetp Oh. —tide voucher for the
authenticit- of • the 'following
During the past week a gentlemen living
in the south part of the city, hear the track !
of one of our railroads, intending to give
a dinner party to some friends, purchased
for his table a fineplece of venitiop.; which
to -his taste was an inviting feast as could'
be conceived' of. The delicate joint du-I
ly arrived home, and was hung up, until
it might be wanted, in the stnk•room.—
'Fhis gentleuenotaa been for a year or two
the owner of a fine dog, mach attarthed to
his master, who in turn esteemed the faith
ful creature highly: •Noir it unfortunate
ly happened that Ode piece of meet' *a
;Ong low euongh to be within .the reafth
of "Bruno," who, being unable to resist
the lemptation, ceized upou it rind devour
ed the major part. He was detected by
his master in flagrcnite - derdicto, and : pres
ent rage outweighing past friendship. the
poor fellow was aeverly beaten and kick
out of doors. He returued, however,
soon after, but with a dejected and ling
dog look, which lie mantained for a day
or two, when he dieappeared altogether.
Search being made, his body, severed from
the head end chest, was found on the rail
road track, a shortdistance from the house
the poor creature having ended a life
which was no longer bearable, by a vol
untary death. His master, who had re
pented his harshness, had for some time
endeavored to efface the impression, by
acts of kindness, but all to no purpose.—
"Bruno" had been disgraced, and death
alone coo Id wipe out the 8111111.
A Rough Bedfellow.
There is a 'good story going the rounds
of the palters, told of a mail in Arkin' bat •
who had been - drinking till a late hour
at night, and then started for home in
a state of sweet obliviousness. Upon
renehing.his - own prerniees, ho was too lar
gone to discover an,y door to the premises
he was about to inh obit, and;therefore laid
himself, down in a she'd which was a favor 7
.rentleztjitti for tho hill'. They . hap
pened to be out when the new comer ar
rived, but soon returned io'llieir bed.—
The weather being rather cold, .they. in
in the utmost kindness, and with the tru
est hospitality, gave their biped et,tu pan
the middle 'at the bed; some lying on
:'either Endo Of him, and the others 'holing
dui part of gitilti Their warmth priiltent
ed.liiin front .being injured by.. .:exposure.
Towards morning he awoke. Finding
himself comfortable, in blissful ignorance
i of his whereabouts, he suppos,Cil.:himself
enjoying the accommodation of a tavern
in. company with other gentlemen. lie
reached lint his hind, and. catching hold
of the stiff bristle. of a hog - exclaimed :
"Mello. my good friend. you've got a
70i pimu.sli t. ,J#Yeets did pas uhdruvieggur.
IT 1$ AN astonishing thing hoW little a
matter will sometimes disconcert a man
who is accustomed to. speak in p üblic.
and to have his thoughts about him, and
ready to emninand uu almost ail. occa.
••1 was once opening a speech from
the stump," said a distinguished Western
political orator to us recently, and was
just beginning to %Aqui
,with my subject,
- tvtieu a remarkably clear said deliberate
voice spoke out behind me, saying :
"Guess he wouldn't talk quite so !dial
utinatin, if Ire knew that his crows° ra was
bu'st clean out behind !"
-From that moment Iconldn't 'get on'
The people in trout of me began to Laugh,
and there was a loud roar in my rear.ind
1 dared not reverse toy posi tion' for fdar
of having a new audience of my condition.
1 made, or rather invented, au excuse (or
delay, and sat down. The malicious
ecqundrel !" continued the orator,•it was
only a mean trick after all There was
nothing under the Iteaven the matter with
ruy unmentionables .
A shrewd Reply.
Sir Walter Scott Faye that the alleged
origion of tho invention of ourds produced
One of the shrewdest replies lie had ever
heard given in evidence. It was made by
the late Dr. Gregory, of Edinburg , to a
counsel of great eminence ut the coins!'
bar. The doctor's testimony went to
the iusanity of the party whose mental ca.
pacify was thepoint atiesue. Qn.a cross
examination.he had admitted that the,per
eon in quciation played 'admirably at
whist. '
"And do you solemnly say, doetor,'-t
said the learner! counsel, "that persons
having a superior capacity lur alante so
difficult. which requires, in a pre-eminent
degree,..memory, judgment, Auld chnibitia- I
tion, can,he at the same time deranged. to
-his understanding I" lam rio card paly
er," said the doctor, With ireai 'address,
"buil have read ih"history - thit cards iiere
invented for the mentriement dart insane
king.", The consequence of .this 'reply
was decisive, , .
. .
FRANK Plitaotf.---4.Ahout . the time
Pierce was'noolinated," said Douglass. "I
was in New-liamPshire. and with agreat
portion id the . Anterictio people I felt cur :
how to ltnow,wito'kraiiklin Pierce was.
I'lli:opened' in be in
,tlie wt eu
some allusion Wa . ll made to ' thenoinins.:
tion by's 'plain farmer.' who appeared to
know :tometli;tigiabout the candidate. ..
asked him if lta , , could tell me who this
deneral Pierce Ile replied :01i
Frank ( Pieree-;-0 yes.i know
Why, we think he's quite a man up here
in these , parts; but, when you come to
spread him out all over, ibe country, he
Will be awful thirt."
ii - osorLegse residingiw Itiount.Vern
on, Mame, has raised. in the open, air,, for
the last three years, the co ff ee plant the
seed of , whichwas brought five yeard ago
from,Ctiba e „, , ltgrours Otto two feethigh
and , produes its berries in pods something
, Peas. The plants he says, have
(Watered, even thir se as , the berries
. ripend without injury , fromilynqta. •
• cu
The woaii who. reig queen of
the'lmill•riioin, is lireFiseldoin flmiaeapa
hie :ofibeing the gortnees •;911 nor a we
ehadren.l,l: , 11.1
oti 1„7.?
tl .;,.., :,
. .
Oita of the wealthiest framers on the
Connecticut tells the following story:--
..When I first came here to settle, about
forty years no, 'ltold Mi wile I ineant
to be rich. She said she did not want
to be rich : 111 rhe • wanted'. was • 'enough
to mike her cornhirtable.' I 'wentto work
and cleared up my land.. I've worked
hard ever • since. , and , have got rich—es
rich as Twin{' to, be. Most of my chit.
dren have settled aboit me, and hive
good farms, but , my , wife ain't comfortable
yet." , , .
(boob' Porr.-;-Bornehody . inked Baron
Rothschild• to take .venieon.' Avid ,
the-Baron. "I never sat., veniquit ; I don't
think it so coot as mutton." 6.014 asp,
the Baron's', friend. ""l wonder at youreay.
ing t.ittoutten is better than Vail skin,
why dope xenisoir, cost so, much more ?",
..1 will tell you vy—in this world. the
people always prefer vat is deer co va " t id
sheep." • ' • • , '
'NE BIBLE rx . Oriz " Httramtp Arai
income of the Britiab and Foreign Bible
Society the lustyear, wa5,5626,000 . , being
1140,060 moro t h en thal:' of any previous
. year. The Sochty has been the means of
leaning nearly twenty-nine utilliens Of co.
pies of , theSeziptuyes in ono huutlred and
soy •nty different languages
A FIELD OP BLOot.--Within ?adieus
of five miles around:Sevastopol it is , imp%
pnaed that more, blooll.has, been spilt,
more liven; amid fleet!,
,antl „ more miser/
irfiiityul in a_ year than'in any other equal
eXie'ntof ' the earth's serfsea iii the time
time clime the days of ;mit 's fled&
Rogers. the Piet, and, tailor nf"Pleas
urea of Metnoty. i .' is tlein .tie Eiiglaod =-
be lived far beyond the year'. Minuet! to :
ordinary life..and. wee probably the riebi
est poet in modven: times. ; Ile, ,was, born
in 1760, and was a young man at ihe.'per..
iod of the American revolution. 116-%sis
. 0
famous for ids hospitality 'end' hie wea lth.
A 13iitem..!•—pt poston a year, pr,, two
1120, a citizen , who bed just paysed his
rtineiy-second birth-day was maivad to a
venerable lady oi seventy-two 'suinrn'eia.
The , Cliergyman,•of • the• aged..britlegtoom
positively : refused to noitec.ilut , twoioversi
and hence, the pervices of a hilltiCe . 4 the
Peace beritine neessiary:
Ten"MON ims* Doorstria!'ritCetimiifese
ed in the sentence of, oneml. Air; Monrge,',9
messagesohat the "American cnntint erne
by the 1r.30 end in'rie pendent cinitliiton
which thil have astintried ;and inVOlnitted l .
are henceforth not to be considered art'stibt
jects for future colonization by any ~ Ettro.
pean powers:'
, ,
A gob - d - umi, tiact t.:e . euttaretialbt:
with the measles, wrote to a friend
best remedy. The friend bad just receiti.
ed a note from another lady, inquiring, the
way to make pickles. In ,the Itisioti. the
lady who inquired ab,out,the pickles. •recei
ved the remedy for the measles, aiul the
anxious mother alt) sick children' read
with horror the following "Scald them
three or for times in very hot vinegar, ntitt-,
sprinkle thorn with salt, antlin a few , days
they will be cured." , „
Productive hand.—The Southern Min
nesota Herald says. that Mr. Lonney,'of
Root river, gathered this year 4,000 bush
els of corn off of 70 aeres,,more than half
of which had not been touched from the
time it was planted. Mr. LAW a
cart load of 70 pumpkins frotitene' Seed
Crinteih California. --During the month
of November there were no less than 484
arrests in San Francisco. Of the effendeis,
7 were charged with murder, 18 with grimd
larceny, 21 with' threata 'against * 1.8
witb , assaulta with deadly weaptms,B2'with
assault and battery. 188 with4oltenuess i.
and the remainder with, whop anus.
An Irish post-boy having . en a ph=
flown a long stago.ricle during toranta of
ruin, tho gentleman. said to hiutii •:,
“Paddy, are you not, Nary wet ?,!!.
"Arrab, I don't care about, being very
wet, but please Your honor, I vary. dry:
Prudent. Lad, --a women advetialog
for a linsbandosants him to, 09 not, only,
"strictly religious." but of "good cheroot.
er." We suppose the lady has discover
et: that the first orthese qiialifications doeS
not necessurily embrace the other:, . • • •
A FINE Bor.-A. little fellow, not more
than five yeara old, hearing 'some *male
men at his fathei'a table dimusAing the
miller line, "An honeStman la the,ftebtot
work of Gud, i4 .said he knew it, wasn't true
his mother was, better thatt i any luau, that
was ever made.,
rwre are 5,00,000,000 more of, !tenth
sus than of ehAis4ne-i9 the,:wttrldi, For
this mighty muss, it ow reeemfy stated
at an anniveriaryto only 15110
Missionary Stations exit•is dant! inil4 . 37
sofietiett . have-:beets formed 'Ao'iroinoie
THE King of Datmmy. Afrienn omM
arch:si t ava a redeat. tra - veiei: 1;6;0
drtihkVid, feege hrai hpon (mei, awl exhiti
m the custom', that hitt,iniberkhle
appearamm may ahama. - .lkip .peo pia ,from
making beams ,or tbeuteelvre
.Soinel 'wise tinen said; years • ago ,4 1(
you want to learn, human nature, get ma C
ried to swipe.
.spunky girl, wove iiito a
house with another family awl,. slap one
of ihe yoLng tines, and then You'll learn
, '.rhe St. ,Lnuiti" Intelligeneet ettiteli atot
froin , hi'rty to fOrty' dead men are taken
oat of the ritier'appn`eite that' isitk month=
,! The, ctqueste • ;,a; Takes, from : ivhiqb
eveq.lover pluclia'a c ,)4o.l-t 110 I. kgruei, al*
reaered'fcr tiro faturelitisliaad...* .'"
, ,
Why 'are wealax likii ti t
the,y °augerAhoy ASO ; Ikel
.P.NtieKv , ,
j.: r
Bad Accident from Gunpovgir rt .,
A sad ambient , happened o.
,T 4 0, 0 4 , 2.
evening last at the resoomno cf Dr. F:r.
Morris, of this county. Dr. ioup.
chased' small keg of powder, of penes feel^
or five pounds, brought it home, and pecit,
down in one corner of his sitting, room,
throwing something over it to cover and
hide it. Milo the family went out to
supper, there were in left in this room y
Oro little boys, his sons, two little twin
daughters of some fifteen months olds and
one or more nogn) children. One,•of .tho
twins and one of the little boys were upon
the bed asleep. The others, wore playing
on , 'the f100r.., The little boy got,somelyibw
der out of the keg, scattered some , about
the floor, and was amusing himself by
tbrowieg a few grains nt a time into' the
fire. The powder on the floor ,caught fite
and communicated, with the keg,,, tag :the
whole exploded. The little twit'. girl whb
was playing on the floor was horriblyhurnt,
and probably is not now alive. The little
boy who was playing with the powder was
aleo,badly burpt, and his recovery,. is very
doubtful., The little girl and little boy, op
on the bed escaped unhurt, although the
bedstead was torn to pieces and JIM bed
driven up,against the ceiling. The nee)
boy was badly burnt, and has probably lost
his sight forever. The ceiling of the. mom
was torn to pieces, three of the joists being
broken in, two by the conoussion; the. floor
above being driven, into a mass •of liaise
boards, and the side of the house prhielt
was built, of legs) drivau out some nighti*
tea itwhos from its, place: Tho tionder is
that every child' in the room wasontisita
stoutly killed.—Frunkford (Ky.) Commun.
Rorie/ 1 4A Ys. faniqfiß droner
watt Macto hya celebrated Pl^
rit!, at whieh tho comparative ; morita i ,4
beef Old.4iorsollesh were tested ,by diqhes of
both yurieuely ~preperod, , and tioo.gaesta
were, loutl iu their oemonotration k i, gas
jight: over o rump steak of a fat !plow ittt
,at the age of years. - ,
"' Nou ~ uin
,Arintrods.—On the ,21,St ,
Mosarp, N. Ross, Daniel Vatteison,
Alison, returued to Indoileng,enee,
No.; from tit, 'Plains, where thoy Itav,e
been fdrsorneWeelcs ou a buffalo hnit. I:he
part l y brought in over 10,000 lbs., of , ! tril
buffalo meat and tongues.
overAfty buffalo and Inure than 20p wolves.
Cruelly `1 Animahl.-- 7 Mortin F j urlong
wag ctirtri;Aied'in'the tiirk Ritlia;„Rea 7 ,
_link 'Ol2 'FridaY 'week', of Wanionlidd
'treatment to 'llia bOrse. Several ifteratitis
testified that; they saw : him beat ,the horse
.I"th cart-runs until . ,fell to,Op payp.
meet. The Recorder sent him to the,pan
itentiary for six Months:and in mitisineen-.•
fence remarked that dig! there had inert
itituicrottif tillifj and In' runire
he'inteuded tri inflict the utmtist
the lord en auch'inbuirmn characters ainitie
brought...before him: • .1 , , ;11
Thieving, in the Cars, }
Thco lderke sod Schuylkill 'Memel lel
Saturday , last, soya :—.:&gatig of, ligk o tifi e ..
geradofemales‘ or males in femele)rattire,
did quite an extonsire-busiueea:on CA'aidry
et a Soturdey of last week, in pipkingliidies
pookets it tho Raiding 13ailydi7d cord' add
ebaut the etations..,: , A,dozen , or more per
woes wen; :robbed, two or • three of, whein
werodadies from this place. Several Indite
of -PottaVille; Were; also among the sufferers.
Vho:thieiee worn accompanied by eevdral
half-grown 'boys, who assisted thous mate
riSlly in their operatione. There seettni to
dm-11.'304 of Jew Fagan instituto.iu Phila.
,delphia, , where boys are instructed ,
the Arts tif the thieving fraternity. )•iPer
sudetraveling, by',Railroad, should: b e bU
their guard,- The sumo, stoke:poll the w oe.
ml tray probably amorinted to one or t.tio
bemired dollars. Scm:rot the lady, passen
ger.* lost 4111 their fund and mere greatly
distressed oonsequinieo. '• • >.4„a
Mr Grogan Ipmd family, of Wuod oohnlly,
Va, sutrted.fdt Texas last. 'spring ; deisigh
iug to settle_soreewhere in the eastern' Sash
tion.lef ,tlat State,. .linvitum. reached 4the
"Raft" on Red river, Mr. Gregiu. teat die
wife and four children there, and acecupa
nied, only by -his. 'West' soq '.. 'Anna
three hundred miles fUrther up the'''tiVBf,
to find au eligible lecetion. 'He suon frilsi{U
end 'bought a plaoe to mum. him; .a.leti"ied
ring his son with a brother who was'lliiyk
in that quarter; he returned' to . the "Ref
for the rest of time Etmilq. ` resiihisik
their letting place helennd thorn all dosh
with , the yellow fever, 'of which' they' soy'.4l
tile ton, ere long, fell . beneethifie
seine setiarge ; • thus; father,. mother' gitt'd
children perished, the victims of that deadly
iliataria which` infetmti tint low laid/ of the
South—, • • ' '
TAF 4 (44 l eta Ra.uaUfs ff , rio Riosr
ilitten uaseing, Porto p e p
17th, lifter' tinifolincitig a se'vere ishoolt of
tin; eirthquithe'int 'the 14:th, hod the 'rtp`fieiii.
once of influent* brilliano nieteos; rvisibla
for two utiuutes,.ou the night of.the, 15th,
.‘,The official returoa,to tbo ~18th fugal:is
report,upwarda of four thottaana, eases : ;of
eboicrajo thelsland, and about two thou*
and foie 'buiulred deaths, or 110 , 10 nUtAtir
th an fifty per cent.;, taking the average pro
portiou of uawicaaea,for the past too, day.,
they have doubtless beau, to data;, nearly
fore tboileaud
~tvases, ofwhich ' • probably,
about .the Amuse •per centago, before notisef
have proved fatal. In uealy ell„thp JQWI
invaded by the disease the first camel Are
usually. fatal ; Many sugar, estates.,luive
ouffgred severely, from loss of, noltrosi,
which, seriously affect, the taltiog off Om
, •
coming crop.. . • •
place, PODOC and M'apigueschivir
thus .ftv• escape& as well au, many -of the
town,, of tbe but scivicep•
frortiSt,'Johns report the,eppearauoaots NiO
qt k idepiq that city, otuob.tu tbs. Imitate ,
nation of its iultabitauta.'? ,' •
I,bo;SPauifirdll yoyin itAt , B4htwell
rY Our Aatat ter to her Akllt
2 , 430 tier/Noah at diikly Att ivy WOOS
41,11.t05e her.'! g pue'it/
4444 tryi4
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