Star and banner. (Gettysburg, Pa.) 1847-1864, November 07, 1856, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

No God
following verse t by that sweetest of poets,
3161:Lydia Huntley Sigourncy, suggested by
'Words 'in the 14th Psalm Of David, "The
, .
"Sol liath said in his heart there is no God," is
the'flnest things in the language . : '
61c4 ".vu God!" the simplest flower
That on the wild is found,
:§lirinlali as it drinks it cup of dew,
trembles at the sound ; •
• ."..No'Croil"--nstottished echo cries
:.:.aFrom out her cavern hoar, •
• , And : everkwaudering bird that flies
, Reproves the-Atheist lore.
,The.soletan.fotest lifts its head,
The. Almighty to pruclaitni
;The broOklet on its crystal . tan,
'"' • 'both leap to grave his name.
• faiote , swells , the deep and,vengeful sea,
. • , .I.!Along I'6 billowy track,
, The, red YeeillVillS opes his mouth
To hurl the falSehood back,
The,palm tree with its pritMbly crest,
The coeoii's leafy shades,
'The bread:fritit bending to its lord,
Lt you dir.idand glades ;
The winged seeds that borne by winds,
The, .roving sparrows feed,
The melon on the desert sands,
Confute the seurnerN creed.
"Nu God I" With ii.dignation high
The fervent still is stirred,
And the pain inuun turns paler still,
At ?well uu impiuits wor,l;
And front their burning thrones, the stars
Lu ik (town with angry eve,
That thus it worm of dust should luock
Eternal. majesty.
A sketch or Joseph Smith,
BY Wit. 11. -PAYNE.
Thirty years ago there lived near Pal.
insra, Wayne county, New York, an oh
• Route individual, itleeie name has sii.ce he
.00tue tAmiliar to the world. That indi
vidual was Joseph ,Smith, the 31orinoti
prapliet. A sketch of ;iris person's lit'e is
interesting, uot because w., find .filythin
. 1
iii - his character to tidelire, but i.eeaeae it
present's to our view !ill: origin .4 )I,A in, ~,
ism, uric of the 1ii...0. t.x.tia%.tgati: 1.u:a,:i1.g..
that the art tkl bas ever witto baud. '1
ides of a new retigion ,iriginatiog in a per
4niti possessing less thun ordinary -abilities,
i tied rapidly ha:reusing in uutuber till both
Ilse Old arid the New World cuntsin in of.
titudes of proselytes, is a subject, of much
- interest,. To g ive the reader an, idea of
-the •origin of this singular sect is the object
of the present essay.
The t'aseity of which Joseph was a went.
'bet was .I n ge, remarkable net titer for in
; telligenee.uor italuictry. fits lather pos:
• ..sessed ii visionary mind, and cherished the
within that .11 piuplatst would arise out of
hiss family. It is hard to say why he
tdiould urrivuoat this eonclusion, yet the
' means ait auebuiplishing trio wishes were
Avidently in his own power, for it was soon
ainieuntied to the world that a brother of
alosupli was time expected prophet. It is
'Aiiidelit, that this appaiutinent, - was illet Divine authority, eke so serious
n iiiiitake.eueld not have occurred, (or the
,prophei suddenly died—died of surfeit—of
.outing bra much raw turnip 1 The hopes
inf. the Ambitions father were not to be
,blasted. by this unfortunate occurrence ;
,for it was semi known to the people of
tiifford street, where . they resided, that,
' ...lusepli . was the successor of his brother.
'. 'in order to obtain -a clear idea of the
. 4irophiii'a, it Will be necessary to tit
- 1,4 to Ids early years. The boyhood of
Joseph was passed on the firm with his
"d!iitlttlil. Dating the winter mouths ho at
' tended the district school, where he acquit
" .' ell tire little knowledge .which he possessed.
'. 'lois remembered by his sehoelanates as
'' ' being idle, and somewhat vicious, and was
. taLkattied by all as a very dull scholar. As
•'' it yiiung roan, his prospects wore anything
,but cheering. lie was engaged in no
`steady 'employment, and Might viten he
" . "found lounging • around the bur-rooms of
" ,palinYra; ill company with persons as
. '‘' crlitt!ilei,s' and idle as• himself. This was
".'tlia . 'general character of Joseph Smith up
" tu'4lo3 dine , if-his prophetic career,.and no
•' ''Wne 'Would have ,unitised that ho was to
" teilinliii the founder of is new religion, or
• '. an inglorious martyr st Nauvoo.
''`Joseph'S proplietie powers were first di-'
• recited to the acquisition of waulth, and,
I' lett:it:4i diigging seen engaged the attention
"of thtt'fantily, 'and •pert •of the neighbor-1
L'Aitiod:" iNight-after Might these fanatics
labored, urged oil by visions of untold
wealth, ~, j..i.LV:tynti!!t;'s were made in .
mid, :salley t but li''iirtA tie, the tickle goddess, I
„,rer,lWd to luille uomititem. Their gulden',
visions were ° frititles's ; the prOpheey WW I I
, •,- .o ..i.l ~ le ~, . ,• '
. 1 a 1.4t , e, tB)/1 stitte , of affairs a circumstance
„„oecur&d Which ievived the.waning hopes
of the prophet, and gave a iletV)lfreetiou
te.ais, genius. This was thh'ilisiy;vety of
I,llo , lloolief 'l)lortiton, 'or MiiiKiod Ilible.--
TiiitsAy9it preyed to be tl(eyurig eal of feeble germ :*Bich
; ,fitieed,t i lie tree frgian , t properilons, whose
bt!aiichet liaVe extended over it largo part'
w of, , It . was pretended by
ilie propliot that tils'fotteril wits 'found on
, ..
a bill, below the surface of tlitrgromid,'
militant on, plintop El 114 .44,;, This being'
tetsfitissok&by : amiy,sterbrits prilemes i/eataci.
:falai tyntk nov,knotfn,.na the, Mortuop Ili
a:Wee Irtbis.o4 510416111 tgßoup'!. of ,its 0 4"
gin. Its atithentio history is as follows :-71
.I,t was written by a Vermont 'lslet-66m1,
11 ..ilaile i nii - Spilltliiiii l - .Itv - was4ititentletl merely
`lliiil it'' tVoilt lb f 'end , Wasiobtitled'"Teall
', , Th ii
klifitiliiiid rip t' ' l'o intd MY , T Wel ' - eat her, died
'!bafolie i 6 tsitiinlittion;;'it*it 'after , Various
ifittiiiits",!!tnillinto - tint • liana - ofJosepl4,
1 SW far " Whit its
cinee in add it' il °oases ry to
"'hin i iiiiibltitiniiiiohnnins. , : ',' • -•:, , ~-; •r. . ':
' !zi rlari l ioi i iibittleAliiiiiiiitibb6l7 : Ovinv 'ill' bd.
easel' I ;1,, , ,1tie !...1! • 1.1- •''' •• I
- 1
t $ll , l.leS), ppt setittan
, t , v moil ' prompts us to
ii mim?rate obi tatiuserttitti::Whieh contain an
' i ?e i nt tit .i tu r sii &Mtl' tiines'leng since pass.
x ',l l i gway„, It 'profeSseii't he th'ii bistpty, ,
pi e i a t pa'?ple'Witiel'luitlitx.ONiti at th:e time
,r, MI 004(44 . 612 ' nf. " tnn6tlnv, and • whose ,
,1? Rpl4',": twit° was' Sleifnete' The style'
1 .pelt . eak s iti, tin itati tin Of the . ildly' Ili. I
)„.. th,:bl i tt, an polar ; of beauty , of dietidn, seli-i
~,ru.,ofiiharaetet; and Ilid divinity of Its
tau" i it . h Olds' ticiaoliiparisoli t .'' l lite on: .
..., n :11 Ji,). .il:ii , I
ly work with Which coo Mormon Bible can
be compared is the Koran. .'Each is the
oracle of a fake religion, and the author of,
each of the books was an impostor.
Well way Mormonism blush ai ria
rontugo. The lifo of its founder exhibits
no feature worthy of imitation, and his
character is associated with all that is vi
cious and immoral. Mormonism itself is
a specious hum bug,
,whose vital principle I
is poligamy. Such is the man—such the
religion of which he was the founder.
,The Little Outcast.
"Miqu't I stay,,ma'am i I'll do any
thing you give me; cut wood, go after
water, and do all your errands."
• The troubled eyes of the speaker were
filled with tears. It was a lad that stood
at the outer door, pleading, with a kindly
looking woman, who sill seemed to doubt
the reality of his good intentions.
The cottage sat by itself on R bleak
moor, or what in Scotland woald have
been called such. The time was near the
latter part November, and a fierce wind
rattled the boughs of the two nuked trees
near the house, and fled with a shivering
sound into tile narrow door-way, as if
seeking fol• warmth at the blazing fire
Now and then a snow flake touched,
with its soft chill, theeheel: of the listener,
of whitened the angry redness of the poor
boy's benumbed hands.
The WOLUtill was evidently unwilling to
grout th, child's request ; and the peon•
liar look stamped upon his features would
gave ui t gested to any mind au idea of de
pravity tar beyond his years.
But Ler woman's heart could not resist
the sorrow is those largo gray eyes, or
apparently heartfelt distress his words sug-'
"Come in at any rate until the good
matt outlet, {mute ; there, sit down by the
fitd ; you perished with the eold,"
and .he lif rude chair kto
nuurt , 2,111 C; andthou
gt:Lneing . ;,tthc chill ,;very little
she et)fillistivd setting the bible I.)r Sul,-
per. •
Day after day passed, and yet the boy
begged to be kept "only till to-morrow';"
so the kind couple ou:eluded. after
due cousideratiou. that so long al he was
deeile and worked so heartily, they would
take. care of him.
One day, iu the middle of winter, a ped
lar, long accustomed to trade at the cid
.mge., made, his appoaranco. and readily dis
posod of Ilis - g - ootts, as if he Intl - beeu waf .
cd for.
"You have a boy out hero splitting
wouil,l see," lie,suid pointing to the yard
"Yes—you know him ?"
"l have secu him," replied the pedlar
"And whore—who is he ?"
, r "A jail bird ;" and the pedlar swung
his pack over his shoulder ; "that boy
young as he looks I saw in .court myself,
and heard his sentence—ten months.—
He's a hard one. You'd da well to look
keerfully after him."
Oh I there was something so horrible
in the word jail. The poor woman trem
bled as she laid away her purchase ; nor
could she rest. until she had called the boy
in and assured him that she knew that
dark part of his history.
Ashamed and distressed the boy hung'
down his head, his cheeks burning with
the hot blood; his lip quivered, and an
guish was painted as vividly upon his fore
head as if the word was branded in the
whole fru:lie—relaxing, us if a burden of
concealed guilt had rolled off:
' "I may as well go to ruin at once ; there
is no use trying to do better— everybody
bates me—despises we ; nobody cures a
bout me —I may as well go to ruin at
"Till tne," said the woman -who had
boot: gradually Iseiieniug the distance be.'
tweet' them, "how came you to go so
young to such a terrible place ? Where
was your mother? Where .was---"
"Oh !" exclaimed the boy with a burst
of grief that was terrible to behold, "oh 1 .1
I liain't got no mother—oh I I had no
mother ever since I was a baby. If I'd
only had a mother," he continued, his an
guish .growing more vehement, and the
tears gushing out from his strong eyes, "II
wouldn'a have been bound oat, and then
nicked and cuffed, and laid on with whips. 1
.1 wouldn't a been saucy, and got knocked
down. and then run away, and • then stole
because I was hungry. Oh I I halo% got
nu mother since 1 was a baby."
With strength all exhausted the poor.
boy sank upon his knees, sobbing great
oltokiiig sobs, and rubbing this tears away
w . ita.his knuckles. And did . that woman
,s.taud there unmoved ? Did she coldly I
bid him up and b e. off ? No, no 1.,...1
pock.• •
'Site hail keen a mother, and though:all herd
children slept :tinier the cold sod in the:;
eh:miffyard, 'she was:a tuothar still. :. t
Shit went lip to The boy, not • to. batten,;.
!' hili: away., hitt 'to lay here tiugers:kindly, t
I ao"ftly upon his heatl—to: tell hits to . look'
Ir'iip, and - frodl henceforth to , find in.' her a
Zrauther..• Yes, site evou put her Arius: us
.laout.tha neck - of. that, neglected, forsaken ,
.one;;,she,.poured froin her
.lUt/ titer's Iteart t,
I sliteeto, womanly ..words-.—wordi ..of good I ,
(pausal and tenderness. ' ', • '
, •th I hew eilin was her Meer/ that night' 1.,
—hevilieft her pillow 1 : 'Violent 'ethereal,
'filled'up'her dreams. - - Her angel Children
Came 'to her With smiles,- and pressed their
little , pahns‘With hers.: - She -had. linked a
poor suffering heart_ - to her own: by the
most si I kon—ithe -strongest- banqs of loVa:.
She had plucked souse therus, , fr.4to the
;patikofo. sioning,but,repentant.otortal...,—.
None but angels,. co u la
. tritneaw her holy
joy; without envy.
Did the , boy , We' . ve, her ?
N , .-
,o .L—h
, e it with a
her still ; vigorous '
manly youth. The • low oharaoter of -his
countenance his given pleat; to an Open I
pleasing expre s aion, depth enough to make I
it an interesting study.-::His- foster-father(
is dead ; his -'good foster Mother- is aged 't
end sickly, bin she knows no want.. The 1.,
. , . .
•, .
'• . •
11 TYS 8.(1.11 . 4; -F:R E G 14 - G.V.E 11:B E.f..1; /846. .
„- . . . .
; once poor outcast is her only dependence,
and nobly ho iepayi the trust. Truly,
1 411'e that. saveth a soul from detith,:hideth
a multitude of stns..",
The Peasant's Feast
Ah article, in the Co►r
_rier des Plat
Unit, giving an account of the festivities
which took place in illoseow, it honor of
the coronation of 'the late Emperor Nich
olas, describes in the following manner a
feast given; by Hoverer Nicholas, to a
great number of peasants. •
The Champ des fiemoisselles, is at
Moscow what the Champ de Mars is at Par.
is. The Emperor .Nicholas htd caused to
be spread on thib immense Geld gigantic
table where 4,000 covers•brought together
4,000 peasants, from thirty to forty leagues
around. Seats rising all aboat the Champ
des Demoisselles received the' . spectators
of this feast, the Roman proportions of
which and it prodigious abundatice, remin
ded the spectators of those repaSts
are stilled called, even at this day, feasts
of Lacunas.
The Emperor enjoyed the 'formidable
appetite of his unaccustomed guests, and
when dinner was over, ho cried out, :
"My children, take everything away, it
is all your own." '
And the Czar pointed to the remains of
the feast, the plate, and the silver etivers.
At first there was among the peasants a
'moment of stupor ; caused by the intoileit,":
finis of the good cheer, and the sudden joy.
they felt. But this moment lasted no lan.
ger than a flush of lightning, and they all I
fell upon the table, tumbling over each
other, with cries and gestates, impossible
to deseribo. No spectacle could equal the
savage originality of thisauthorized pillage,
and when not a vestige of the repast was
left the,peasants rushed toward the items,
5 - 0 4 with red cloth : "Everything is
0455," they cried, a:s they desired the
:pcctat,rs that ;he wield. take the:
ctot!. on tVtlio:l Zfloy eras'
an add mivure of respect f‘r the elevated
e;:te.l, and sat t. 410! away cc -1
they contd. Tbere was in (heir!
unheard of see Les order - and diSorder,
most modesty, even in the brutal vapidity
with which each one attempted to increase
his booty. In a very few minutes the!
seats offered nothing more than thepine
hoards of which they w,re made, deprived
of all ornament, and the air resounded with
joy and triumph.
In the cottageis of many of the Russisn
peasants ut this slay May be aeon a silver
cover,cup, a piece eirrecf`Ciiit Z.;o:;--eare
fully treasured like holy relics. These ob
jects are the pride of their owners, who
never fail to say to the strangers who visit
them :
"Wo took part in that feast that the
great Emperor Nicholas gave to his chil
dren, as be calls us," and these guests,
mere grateful than partakers of common
feasts, would die with hunger before they
would sell them.
The writer in the Courier adds : - "The
reign of the Emperor Nicholas lasted thirty
years, and his union with the mother of
the august Alexander Scoond, forty years.
This union passed without a shadow, and
the Emperor Nicholas, on his death bed,
replied to the hlmpress, tvito asked as she
embraced him, "Do you love melts of old n'
"Do I love you ? When we met for
the first time, uty heart said to me "Hero
is the guardian' angel of your life," and the
prophecy of My heart has been fulfilled." •
Never was thare, seen "a more uuPed
family, and the Emperor Alexander Sec
and inherits this family affection.
The Emperor Alexander Second is thir
ty.eight 3Atrs old. Ile is nearly as largo
as hi,, lather; his carriage noble, his hair
chesuut, his countenance soft and agreea
The graceful companion ho has chosen,
is endowed with a firm and enlightened
mind. Both of them love Franco and the
French. Our fashions, our customs reign
at Moscow as they do at St. Petersburg.
The following lines, by Dr. Watts, to a lady
to whom he wished to pay his actresses, upon
her saying she would have no such ill-shaped
fellow as him :
'Tis true my shape is somewhat odd,
But, blaming meos blaming God ;
Per, had I spoke myself to birth,.
I'd please the prettiesOnss on earth;
And, could I form myself anew,
I would not fail of pleasing you,
Thy charms have lung been dear to fame,
And half the country boasts your naine ;
But who that dimpling chin supplied,
And lerittliv cheeks their rosy' pride,
With hair of' jet thy temples graced,
And with a slender shape thy waist ?
•Thyaelf hadst thou thus beauteous 'nude,
To thee the praise were duly, paid;
But singe the power that fashioned time,
With,tWsatue hand created me,
Who might have totieli'dmy frame like thine,
And left thee one deformed
For what thou art that power' dere,
And sueer'st My odd shape no Morel'
Th 0.3,1 ev es dim dart (Instinctive rays
ia.,tlhtm sparkle to Ilis.praise;
Thy brea.d, the seal ,:icluoo {.t,4 snow,
Tench 1014 , praist: top,m:aud;ii9W !,
,Th q Beave,“ inspire thy yielding voice.
To ono 'that's bettin worth thy'ehoYee ;
And irthe res!'tity Snit
The iliolight Shall neVer give me pain,
Bat that I teuiptuo greateromirsei: • ~
Heaven l'it adorel'm niademo worse..
Th!. Red 9wl is a , most etfec dee ally of
,fartner: The'attinlier ncipiCe which
one of these birds destroy, is immense.—
Near a neat of oWls,, nearly a :bushel of
the °flat wits ia.hered. It Wsa ' - 1 end on
,examination, to consist alinost pxclusively;
of the: 'fikeletnitsot tined. - While the
yeene arc in the nest, "the paretite.b~in 's
mouse to ii every fifteen ounutee. They
are Most difligent and persevering' hunters.'
Tina oWI- ) tleps not attack pigeons.; Rut
the,aparrow h)twk Or' hobby "dons' 'The ,
saitstanne which' the ;'Red - owl, or Bait
(-)ul I I may render ,the farmer in the
lion'of the littfe petits,' the: once; 'may- be
very, great. , •
In 1846 the population - of lows im
78,088. • Tho estimate. •of :the, preaent
year '600,0004 The increase laat year
was 274000. - • . •
AND 14MT,"
A Vlslt'tvi the stiller of Robert
' • • 16orhe.
A Europeart . correa(iondent of the Oen.:
tral prestiyarian that paper with
an account of a yieit 411: the mister of Hohert
Burna,,in Scotland. : The writer says:
, , ,
We •visted an iendeence which coin.'
mended a view •of oldie Castle of Mont-'
genferie," ,where Highland Mary lived,.
and then' We went tadte'spoi. where she
and Burns har' :their lai&rneetiog. A little
brook Separated thent,liteross which•they
extended their handaVholding between.
them a Bible, over which tithe'. made their
vows of unolinnging iidjistancy.• Shortly
after, Highland' , IdsrisMied. • . I sew , • that
'Bible in, a'collerition;efOelice of the kind,
and read on' the fly leatkjit verse taken from
Leviticus, Ifilitnk, abritlit •fidelitrin•keep-'
ring' voWs, written bv
: ferns foe Mary.—
,to the•saint 4fteaf was a yellow
ringlet. 'Po me it Witikhromething to see'
a 'lock of• Highlan d, Mly'ehair.• •
Returning to Afir,•vse passed it pretty ,
little residence; half hen bv, shrubhery ,
in which Mrs. Begg, t e only surviving
sister of the poet, reed
: na. Arresting our
; carriage at the dinar, : y'rang the bell. A
pleaclant looking ycon't woman answered
it. Said I "Would it be agreeable to Mrs.
Begg to receive a 'calf from some travel
lers from the United States, who wish . to
pay her their respecisl" "0, yes,"
ithe prompt answer Wit, "my aunt is al
ways delighted to ' fise visitors ' from
America." She ushero us into the par
lor, and after' waitink•A: few moments, a
little .bright-eyed, quiek•moving old lady
Caine rustling in. • I eilused our visit, on
the ground of a natural desire to see a
realative of one wl(kiti writings were
known and admired -riteevery• part of the
United 'Sidles Slii:oV* it evidently pleas
with the complintent. and answered,
"I'M thinkiii ye ken iti groat • deal about
Robert ikt AsoPrien;'' anti :rdted, that s he
received wore calls- ire.ifi gkkiktietiken trout
"the Stk.ttkA".th-..k0 trkkailtny o tio.r part of
she world. She :411.kwttl . 'nks 231)1i1..: lvt tern
oilier brother, writion'in a hold round
hak.d ; ).leer an originil portrait, whkelk
she ile , :lared was a correct "liViiiiis.—
Mr... Begg is the Jenny 'of "The Cotter's
Saturday Night."
But hark! raps come gently to the door;
Jenny, who kens the tang oldie stone,
Tells how a neobor lad came over the moor,
i t
To do stuns errands, an convey her haute.
One of my frionds
. e, an allusion to
thp fact
.theL...iwt.m...... Oriiginal 'of this
revere: --- Cate IA) . thttd-avro ..'wradv
"perhaps the less that is said about that
the better." 1
Little Gravel:.
There's many au empty cradle,
Thero's many a vacaut bed,
There's many a lonely bosom,
Whose joy and light is lled
For thick in eveiy graveyard
The little hillocks lie—'
And every hillock represents
_ln angel in the sky.
A Tournament in Virginia
Moutlay was "quite algal& day iu Rich
mond, Va.
In accordance with) the arrangements
previously announced, the Vciluuteer Re
gituant of the city paralled in the forenoon
and marched to the Fair Grounds, where a
large concourse of eitiris--Llatlies and
gentlemen—bad assembled to witness the .
interesting eeremonies!and proceedings set
forth in the progratninf. Shortly . after 11 .
'o'clock, the tilting commenced; and occu-,
pied:seieral hours. 'there were seventeen
competitors for the binor of selecting the
Queen, all of whom d4played more or less
equestrian skill, but (lily two of the num
ber succeeded 'in titling the 'ring three
times successively. 1' be contest was thus
narrowed down betauen tho "Knight of
the Forest" and the "Knight of the Black
Steed," who again Faience(' their lances,
and strove galantly * achieve the suceetes
-to eagerly. coveted. •;Fortune however fa
vored the "Kniglit q the ' Black Steed,"
and he bad the prosatisfaction of carry
ing o ff the ring, ti subsequently or,
crowning the Quees if Love and Beauty.
Bohm - the tonrnata t was commenced,
the military were rev wed by the Governor
and his aids, and at. he close of the cere
monies the' Reginien marched back to the
city, and were•dis - bed. They made a
flue display.
of those fearful incb
village of Neshoti
which go so far to
terest in written roe
Just beforii , sunset
was scized. in 14
by itfull grown 'hot
,crettins awl the tr
or, tvas Lwriio ilito
tarot was given, an
,atof arr,arluy col
woWa;Thet oft, to
Wen feuud ot it al
jecture with refire
"pleuty it
this is t h e first in ;
haWbters sacrifice
have frequently
titrwerb, cowing t
door of the how
Trib une.
er BY A BEAR.-000
:ate ocourred near the
on Sa:urday week,
reato the thrilling in
of pioneer life.—
child five 'rears old
tlnt.:llCo of its UlOther
, and in elate of its
tic effort : : of it,. moth
to thietek. Tho a
the tarp, with eluba
tiencel searching the
'4l4l.l3. 4 'nothiui Lad
i which t.ll place it Con- 1
e to its 'fate. Bears /
hie, neigihertietid, but!
nee where human life
y them, though thciy
iui .of 'mock from the 1
a:: in this eobe, to thel ,
—Afpnitowoc (Iris.)
The' bridal arrange
tioesseau of the
don paper eas4l
merits, the 'titagt
bride, dTc., in
tnatriage of the r
atterhe, aurae'
huttdredrire act
to witness that
l Moil with silks
ceakly lare. iuti
eapi, gowtia, gl
diamonds and
,Aiid rliqu
tibo,'color and
have been'eng
ea have ivo;kr
w of the approaching
liFeas royal of England.
mach atteriinin, that
ity going from "London
There are six "rooms
attna, ribbons, ~ v elvet.,
aifiolveraiexcluisite em
d and adver, bonnets,.
ti; body and table linen',
city, shawls, mantles,
etasof e!ery• done rip
terial.', Thirty persona
during.eevecal menthe
y,, and 120 'needittworu
n the
,flifferent articles.
Chlriefie . Potato.
. •
This vegetable, so much discussed, and
which . was announced to the .
world by th e
French Institute at Paris', under the name
of Dioseorea batalas,is on exhibition from
various. contributors, at the Pair of the
Are bricau Institute at the Crystal Palace.
The roots are long and of a pure russet
color ; . the fiesta being the unrest white.—
, They are very large, and weigh from 17 to
28.eunces ; the growth of a single' season.
As a number of persons have been cultiva•
ging -this, plant during the past summer,-
ive shall soon be able to decide whether it
is as Valuable as has heen represented. A
cultivator writes to us that "this root is
destined to revolniirmize the alimentary
basis of our conntry." William It Prince,
of Mumble* N.Y . , hag 35.000 plants of
this esculent . under . cultivation, and enter
tains very sanguine views reapeeting .
prospectiva importance iii the 'lJuited
States. Ire asserts : 1. That'the Mom.
tea blaatus of Decaiane is perfectly hardy
Iduring our seierest winters ;
.2. That it is
wore nutriaious titan
,any ' Other` Suellen' .
we cultivate ; 3. That its sulture ea
sy and simple, and, its produCt so: great
that it con be afforded incotaparably Cheap.
er than any otner nutrieious vegetable, it
having produced in Pranee at the rate of
above 81:0 bu.hels per_norii: d 4. That the
combination of every useful property ren- '
don -it the greatest vegetable boon ever,
granted by (}ad to man, and that its intro-'
duction to our country is even mere lotin. I
taut than that of cotton, and that in twee. i
ty years our naiieual statitities will report I
the value of the annual crop as greater
than the cotton crop.
Such reliance is placed upon this root in
the Chinese empire, that according to
Mr. Prince, one half of the populatien!
would prislr from famine if suddenly de
prived of it. Accordiug to the same-au-I
thority, it will supersede every other pia.
to and in a measure be substituted for
Indian corn and wheat. It iF said to wake
good bread, and the roots propagate easily
e.t.a The 11.-r.icole,'
published under the direction of the French
Institute, devoted twenty pages to this'
subject, concluding 48 follows;—"This es-'
cutout has now been tested in every De
partment of Fiance, oven to its. more nor
thern limits—the shores of the Mitt., ana l
it is to be deenied henceforth incorporated I
into the agriculture of France:"
PergeCutlon ha France.
A osin„ - frident of the Record publish
i'aiitillter OM iii - a4: - ..e.t.-`.i::aatinti,:bi
Prance: At Si. Bel, a large village ibtiut
four leagues from Lyons. the Protestants
have been forbidden the exercise of their
religious Worship, and forcibly turned out
of the church by the gem with the
Mayor at their head. On the 4th of last
month, the prefect of the Department sent an
order to theevangelist, M. Imuiseharpiot,
to desist from holdingany further religious
meetings at St. Bel. N. Louis Charputt
felt satisfied that there way some mis
understanding ; but on arriving with 1
several members of his congregation •In
front of their house of prayer. he found ,
tie door closed and guardtd by six gen
darmes and the Mayor, who explained that
he was acting upon the orders he had re. I,
ceived from the Prefect. Thereupon 51..
flitirpiot requested his friends to retire. 1
declaring that .he yielded to necessity in
the face of an armed force. • Notwith
standing what had occurred, the brethren.;
as was their duty and their right. anew- !,
bled in their church' on the 24th. to cele- ; •, . ; , . ,
.brate divine worship. which was nearly ' . ~,,- -2---, .- -- ,,,t—__ -...--.----:',-,,._
concluded when the door opened. and the '" ' ungli ' ll :au 1 2". "'S '''''''
mpaieel wg l . taro fed
Mayor entered followed by several gen-
hint and a M hile
a chi standin co n pies nw o witha
and thew ell '
darmes. A report was immediately drawn I
tip,'and the. persons present, upwards oft All held then mighty seind—tilt hale!
forty, were ;Ton art 4 thousstad pounds, and am putty well
- called upon to give thetr
names, and then requested to retire. M. ' Perporshund, 'thou tremenjos boveen nugget!
;I wonder how lug you was wen you
CharPiat 'lain dt'alared that he nalY I. Woe little, and if yur mother wod axoyounow
quieeced because in presence of a military That you've grone so long, and thick and phat f
force. In the afternoon the congregation Or if yore father wisidd recogniae his uffspring
were obliged to meet in &bother phew to ! And his kelt' thou.elefauteen quodruPid!
'worship God, and it ii behoved this meet- i I wonder if it hurts you much to be 30 big,
ing will be the pretext for an action a- And if you prods it in a Month or so.
guinst those who were present.l suppose wen' you was young tlia . (tdn't gin
You skint milk but all thekreule you had staff
luta your little stummiek, jilt to see - ,'
Ilowlig youde gro(i' and afterward the nol
, Ted. you oa oats:old ha and Rich like.
;With perhaps an ocataionalpunkiuersqttosh!i
In all pinbability you don't no lure cony !
Illiimer thou a small katf;" for if you did,
: Yude brake down tendon(' switch sure tail,
lAtol rush around; amid hook, and befier,
Aud run over folk-sin; thou orful beast
• ..
10, abet a lot_ f 'mice, pine yude 4 tiattik,
And s.Assengers, and yore tale, '
l 'Whitcli lian't we far from phorty'pounds, -
Wald maik nigkunto obarrel of us-tail .soop,
And, I 1 ea with
t aleep.of snakes. k cutoff rz. -
i Winielt, Withsali and pepper, cud tar water
1 lietchtm;w9u Idu 'I. lie bad to `talk,
1 Thou Ode itaglorious ibseekt! • -
Blic I Most klose,'o most prodijus reptile! .
Ar.d., fur in;, admirashnn, of yu,, when you di,
rie rite a node moo yore buddy and retaaueo„
Pernoudein 3 - of yam- race; - -
And as I don t expect to hovel! halt a dollar
Agin to spare for to ink to look tifYit, and as
lain% a ded ted,l will sa farewell.
A FliteND has favored us with the &I
lowing excellent jeu &esprit upon Dr•
Kane., It was sent to our correspondent
in a private letter from Bream Mayer.
Eby., of Baltimore, who wrote it 'upon.
tiniohing the perusal of the Doctor's new
and thrilling,book.--Washingion
genre. . .
' • KANE. '
From Um dawn of civatiou the name qf old
Cane, • • , -
Has been cursed as the author aslagirig;
But glory awaits in our age ou the Kant,
Who st.aris not, though 'famous for stston-,
So 611 up the cup to the Kale of the Pule,
Whose marvellous tal - 'though en fable, ...-
It fesis that fiat gcnrrous ileids of r. Mown
Our K.V:ilt its.• reality's ABLE, (Abel)
Ipediments have: recently been made , tit
Chicago to•test the troth of an alleged die
, crivery of an English physician. who as.
sem Mitt the last scene stowed bya dr-
Mg man will remain impressed upon :tie
1 retina as does the impression upon a (Is
-1 giterreotyper. plate. The experiment 'at
Wand:Chicago, it is said, confirms this statement
it is Suggested that 'murders May be
detected by this means. es the figure of the
murderer would be - impressed upon' the
retina.. 'Howe if the permit' was -assassi
nated from behind by a third person, While
lookiniin'the face of his friend I Might
not the denoeent man be liable to be hung
upon such evidence ?—Phil. Ledger.
A fissr.--: , An eminent modernt writer
says e '
“The foundation of domestic happiness
is faith in the virtue ottoman ; the foun
dation of political happiness. is confidence
in'the integrity of man; and the founda
tion of all happittos; temporal and eternal,
—reliautie on the 'goodness ol God." '
All Hollow Vasa.
Last evening many oil country people
—English, Irish and Sc otch - ce!cbrated
the ttme.lionored festival known as All
liollow Mu, oeNut Crack Night. it al
ways being observed nn the e vening pre
(*ding the Ist of November, which is Ail
Saints' Day. , The observances of this sea
son are eurions,,and can be traced back
many hundreds of years, They consist
principally of charms and rites' by 'the
young ,people of both stsca, to discover
who will be their partners for life. Hurts
iu'one of his poems describes these with 1
Igreat iniituteness end humor. ' 1
In all•nations the approach of winter
is tailed with appropriate festivities, it be
ing regarded as the season, of in-door en
joyineut, and the 'cultivation of kindlier
feelings in secia! life; thus the holidays—
the time for gifts between' frihnds and•rela
tives-alwaye transpire dtWing the first
Biondi* of winter; and have their apple.
plate expreshion 'among the 'people of ev
ery clime. . • ' '' ' s • 1
tinning the most usual observances of
Hanoi, Went is the burnirg of nets by'
the young people:.' The damsel will • place . 4
three nuts upon the fire; 'giving cleft of!,
thein the name - of une of her admirers I
If the nut crlcks'or jutopttlhe lover will f
prove unfaithful, but if it burns brightly i
he will probe kind If the , nuts named
after the girl and her"lover bur* together
they will' be married.'
The following; from an old 'poem, tells
the story very 'nicely : - • ... -
These glowing tugs are, emblems true
Of shat in human life we view.
The ill matched couple fret and (we,
And thus in strife themselves consume:
Or from each other wildly , start,,
And with a noise forever pert, •
Rut see the happy, happy. pair,
Ofgenuine love and tooth sincere:
With mutual' Ilinaness; while they barn,
'Still to each dthet kindly 'ittim ----
Andas the vital Sparks 'decay, •
. Together gently sink•avniyi .
. Till life's tierce ordeal being past, .
Their,taingledSlSilC4 rest at last. :
Another custom
. place % apples in a
pail of is 7 aitii;itud whoever l catch therm
iu their teeth they are entitled -In the ap
ple. Of course the head and face of the
apple.seeker often go under water.
Still another custom ia=
To catch th' elusive apple with a bound,
As with its taper it flows whizzing wend.
Nallional Traits.
Itle said' that' disputa once arms be
tween tots i o .nohletuen--ono Irish, one
Sesteliz4tii` . 4410.1;419bi1dr.4014411 T 1iS .10 ike
IVOTICOVe Yalta of their eintlifilihr . cm:L. -- It
was Nspco ‘ ifolly claimed that. the Irish
Wetc the most witty, the Scotch the must
!onnning, and the English the mot & frank.
The three agreed . to decide the matter by
walking out into the streets of Lo don and
ask the first una' they mut, tile:Leh nation,
what he would take to stand watch all night
in 'the to wer of Sr. Paul ' s Church. The
first one who'catne along wits Johnny
and he was accoated thus .:
"Whit will you take to stand all night
•to the tower of . ® St Paul's r
"I shotild not'want to do it 'short of a
!guinea," was his frank reply.
, The next one than accosted was a Scotch
min. Ile replica with bit native cunning
—Ana what . will
I Lastly name along Patrick, and when
4t,sked whrt he would take to stand ail 'night
an the tower of St. Paul's, ho wittily an
• "Ari,itittie, T think I ahouhl take a
Fbchluir Op' G ov. GsAity.......A Kansasl6e room was then thoroughly scaielted,
correspondent of the Cincinnati Gixensi ai : u d il lt h l ' ar as e
87a 'paved
tehes initupobsib ft
it : 14
pp t t ; h.
deseribei Governor Geary. of Kansa:A.l:e she ars
• then. couceakd in her shoat, Mal early in
oGovernor Geary is about six feet ter:sidle afternoon. *mole wasagliushowestked•
inches in height. broad shouldered and about the hells; and the felestat ;About ,
bony, bat not llesbY: and having i slight rushed to her room and found, the
stoop.. Hi s t os si ies d i s not goo d ; hi s so dense they ouukl nat. cuter- Tar'
eye's are deep snlikenin his head. reserub: box, who was near the house, waS
ling port holes iu a fort. . Ills nose usthits„ thately alarmed, and vweeeelled la. olio
long. and iuclitung •pug.' the lower ex- pi:lit:kg the Same.. Tho unfortunate
inanity. showing , to tutu woman had evidently 6red
,her cloth!, itt',
upwards, as? though he would draw his t bout the waists :as leer bleat sod sheuidere,
inspirations from a stratum above that ; trete bun" la the mtatahusliug maims
breathed by rillaMOU mortals. Ilia color although life was not extinct. thorn i ds .
is swallow and bad,'and the fare almott :no outcry whatever, and „though ilis-din
exy;reosiouless. Ile wears hiv beard long, gsred until ttm next day, ,end . spit adrAt to
but the bait of,his bead mopped shorts—, converse a little, she tuautfett• little or
A lew grey 1111[3 appear in -his beard.--• no slutittuat of pain ",ditu:
_ 4144 • •
Ile wore simple citizen's dress—a long She Was not - witlioni - mellit4 ber
skirted blue frock coat, a bell crowePd.; madness, for it was *teed this 4414
chimney pot , hat, long outs fashiort. but tore up the cups sad pieked it sampui,
well preserved; but his reenter for a etc • We:gooey to, fetristiabpesetPS vteeko f
Watt wai wonderfully disoified." eltieb weld efallt
.; •71.'
How •an Astreimer Missed , UM
An old French gentleman, , named i pr
nicknamed Monsieur Fricandeau,
rested for an assault and battery on Hen
Jacob Mitaacbt, aGermangentlemarklete
ly. arrived in this city,. vrho, condescends
to tell fortunes by astrological observatisge.
Thetsuse of their quarrel is thus related
by Mons. Fricandeau .
Gyre loose my leetle female dotHe
:oise ; I hear Monsieur 241!tnacht know
something about everithing. and I $OOll Co
him and say--
•Sare, 1 rill give you 'you dollar-4f
you rill tell ate my Relise's fortune.-
sate I anti her.'
•-lle asty- r AVat is dat414,1, is, she
your vdo r
"I say---•No ; hut I . loin her much bet
ter den six. seven I vould ;nit give
you von dollars (or to bring her back to
me?. .
Den he say—• You mngt fell • me 'ln
Heloise was born. and I kaikalaie her na
I tell him all dat, and ply him se
idollate. and he make figure on ze papier.
l and tell me that Ifehnse sae gone ol wid
an antra man. anti would come iterate no
more. Atial l elk him vat tilt tude ' r man
vault] du 'arid Illelonte, would he make
sasage T tie say no.,he would marty . her,
lien he got toiler side of se water.
'a/len I laugh, he ! haw! and tell him
fieluive was one dog feniale. Sn'ha ght
mad, and call me von • French homebug.
and say I want to cheat him. and vy 1 Wit
tell him sooner dat Helots° was not von
••1 say—Ny ze star no tell you gat
You "Ire got any doilare on zs ' false Fire.
*nee, and I will give you ze law , Witt
mime . ,
",Eltn ye nriake ze fight, and , he 'eve efli
ie veigh, and sey pin me in se dark
lane ; and I 'age donenothiug tor to bri;ek
ze law— only Woke se ' head die : meal
star man Tot *heat me." • •
' It appears that bloomer Fripandeas
had been sharply dealt with. and ,liad
*tarried enough bythe loss of his dollar
amt his night's iinkisonment: So the
astrologer's complaint Was dismitsed, and
3lons. F. was set at liberty .—Piti/addpitln
The Soleading , ' fur tae - Atlantic
Telegraph. .
The following Account. written an
glAcitt, thkelinitt4l Buttes eteanter
in relation to the sounding - 11W the Atlan
tic telegraph , athiresnied to' the eilitOi'of
the illastraled London Newt will be reed
with interest. ~ • •
*`Kota singl4. rock has been met with.
not a particle ofgravel or sand has been
brought up ; hog n appears as it Naiii`re
had presided a bed • , •,npit as i snow hunk.'
tp use Maurv's own words, for thciex
press purpose el receiving a telegraph:ca
ble. . •
. ' •
"Lieut. Berryman says that be is sat
isied that the lead, with the sottneing iip
armies, has frequently buried itself tarns
twelve feet dtcp in this Material, mid ft.
doubts not that the cable will sink and int*
bed itself in a similar manner. The grea
test : depth attained has been about two
thousand and seventy lathoms. (about two
and third Miles ;) hut perhaps the most
remarkable and at the same time the most
satisfactory result is the perfect confirms*
lion which these soundings give (tithe
opinion of Lt. Maury as to the existence
of a great Olt or level at the bottom of the
ocean, unparalleled by any thing on the
surface of the earth, and which ho propes
ea to name ...The Telegraph Plateau.--
For more than thirteen hundred miles
the bottom of the Atlantic, in the direct
i line of our track , is found by these sound
' Mrs to present an almost unbroken level
plate.'' Nature has thus placed no oblate.
,ele in the way of this great undertaklng
which may not by cautious Perseverance
be overcome; nay. rather (if we expect
the enormous length of the cable which
will be required) it would seem that the
line to be followed by the Atlantie presents
absolutely tower engineering dif f iculties
than the shorter route (though more corm
plex from nature el• the bottom) on which
the Mediterranean cable must be laid,.
A Singular Alrair—A Woma■
Burning Ilernellito Death.
The Bath, 31c., Sentinel of Saturday
contains the following account of an insane
woman in that city bussing basalt ton
We learn that Met. Smsn Patten, wife
of James Tarbox, of Topsim43, who Cie a
hog time bad bets subject to h?Peless'iti
sanity, put au end to her existence the lat
ter p.ort, of last week, by means of.Sre.—
i As we hear the facts, on Friday about ten
o'clock, site made an attempt 10 burn her
!self by means of ruction tottches,.ibut Was
detected by tutane 'of the :sinks issuing
twat the route in whieh Aie was cou6red.