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Salisbury, Northumberland Co. Pa. Saturday, October 9, IS II.
VoL 11Xo. II.
Cltteen tine make a squar.
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roil me AMsniCAir,
'Ye tiara! which are the poetry of Heaven.
, For ye are
A beauty and a mystery."
Ye myriads-of world, that gem the night
With dazzling- beauty ; ye myst'ries afar,
Spangling the depth profound, telling1 of Power
And Knowledge infinite; to you the spirit
Turn with thought intern.
In the aweet atillnrt
Of the day 'a luat hour, when gold and purple
Robe (he glowing west ; and mellowing tinta
Of evening aink o'er earth, attuning hearts
To pensiVe meditation : faint trembling
In azure pale ye one by one appear,
Till night's deep darkness wrape the vroild in gloom,
And in the vault of Heaven in countleat hosts
Ye glow, upeaking a language to the aoul,
Unheard yet deeply fill. Oft have I gazed
On you, in love and adoration mute,
Of Him Omnipotent, at whose command
Ye started into bi ing, till my wrapt aoul,
Lost in eztatie thought, has longed In burst
(la bonds of clay, and soaring, penetrate
The myst'ries of Heaven.
Intensely beautiful !
Do higher intelligences people
Your bright spheres, where mind, emancipate, quail
Largely at the fount of knowledge cternel
Or, holda sweet converae, with angelic guests,
a did Immaculate in Eden's bowers,
The parents of our race, ere sin brought death
Vnd sufT'ringl Ye are so bright, I fondly
Jreum, that happiness unmixed, ia with you.
3ut yet in your far realma of light, perchance
There's misery. high hopes and dutk detpnir
Velingn of deep contrast may agilBte
''lis aoul, and anguuh'd hearts, aa here, may throb
A'ilh griefa untold, and sk-k'ning, die.
n lonely musings, thai the spirit strives
Vith thoughts too deep, and aspirations high,
To know celestial things. But ccate ! vain mortal
lease ! th' unavailing wiah. Know that Creation's
Sod He by whose power yon starry hosts
ledeck the dark abyas, and since from chaoa
Struck, revolve in ailent harmony divine,
living to this, our sublunary life,
gliinpae of that aluendoua universe,
Vhose vaMners far outslrflches human thought,
,nd bows ihe mind to awe unnpeakaMc ;
i, the Redeemer of thy soul, to Him
lore pneioua than countlea myrisda of
Uvulvii.g worlds inanimate.
'he IIeaena and came down, and in that laat dread
Itimcnt of deep agony, when blacknesa
iil'd the skieii, and Nature tott'ring to her base.
as rent wiih mortal throes, He cried, 'lis Guisti'd,'
,nd gave his life a ransom for the world.
h wondrous, infinite, supreme tuque-it
'o fallen man. Oh Love unfathomable,
ti l let me dwell on thee; and as I watch
'uur a bnt course, yeslara, may my soul lake
higher, nobler flight, and contemplate
he wonders of Redemption.
feunbury, Oct. 2d. Catheiusb.
In a sermon on tlie death of William
lenry Harrison, delivered in Pisgah
hurch, Woodford county, by the Kev
icob F. Price, the following incident
innected with our revolutionary histo
IS mentioned, to illustrate now aeep
era me pious sentiments oi me pmnti
thers who signed the declaration of
- -v t a .a
"On the ever memorable July 4tn,
776, when that band ol cnlightenca
ltnolS and SagCS, Caiiea tne UOnil
jntal Conrxiess, with sad hearts and
iiecteci couicnances, wereticiiuer.uing
. . ii-i.-i
i the Declaration of American Jnde
Slldenf.e, Hiey reacnea a point pending
CSts uciiuciaiiuua "'"
ere faint, and all countenances deep.
sad, and It was learea oy many mu
a a . r II . . 1 a 1
C decision WOUia oe agima mi-
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rument. ineaestiny oi 'e n""n
;ing in even balances, tne sugrues.1
fluence would have thrown our fate
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ther wav. We had reached the point
at was to decide our destiny for weal
for woe. At that solemn, awful
st eloriously eventful crisis, that pa
iot sajre, statesman, philosopher, and
e trust christian, Uenjamim Framkliw,
se in his place and moved "that we
ive prayer." I he motion was earn
1 without a dissenting voice. Dr.
hn Whitherspoon, a Scotch Presbyte
l ,.,t, sa! mmKe
.at rnncrrfw. was called unon to ofTer
(111 CICI U Vllltllli itivyiuwvi wi
,- thfl fir's vr. While that prayer was
Wei un American Independence was
-.. T ,m nnl, . rwn rncs. rnm thi'ir
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f il. iivau lituiv . - - - I
nded knees, and sicned in solemn si-
nee the declaration that sealed our
derridencc and made US a free r0
TUB BA6HFIX MAW.
As my object ii but lo give t specimen of the
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various misfortune that incessantly l eret me the
moment I appear In Indies' society, I shall merely
speak of those that befel me at the only dinner in
Paris to which t was invited. Though laden with
introductory letter, I never delivered another.
I pas by the various effort I mad before I
mustered sufficient resolution to deliver to Madame
O, the one that procured for me, and a friend who
came with me, the dinner in qucation. I pasa by
my trepidation at the everlasting peal with which
the bell responded to my timid touch. Scarcely
could I distinguish the Parlex on Suisia, over tho
porter'a lodge, where probably Swiss never stood
since it erection. I paaa by several minor Mun
der ; such a asking the porter to direct us to "la
chambre de Madame," meaning her drawing-room.
Suffice it to ay, that my less nervous companion,
dictionary in hand, boldly led the way ; that having
traversed a good number of courts an stairs, we at
length arrived aafcly at an ante-room, where stood
a servant before a pair of folding doors, which he
threw open, and announced us by a pair of names
that we ahuuld never have recognized as our own,
had we met them elsewhere.
Already agitated and prespiring with nervous
trepidation, this ostentatious mode of entrance ao
different from the republican aimplicity to which t
waa accustomed, wa a formablo trial to me. My
cheeks tinged, my knees trembled, and my heart
beat violently. I alunk ailently behind my com
panion, and endeavored to g.ither sufficient courage
to conceal the tremor that shook me like an aguo
fit. Madame O, rose to receive us ; and ss we ap
proached her, it became necessary that I should
dtplayt from behind my friend. But in ao doing,
I did not notice a large pet dog, who, comfortably
stretched on a reb cushion, lay napping beside his
mistress, directly in my path. On I went, anxious
only to get through the introductory ceremonies
as soon as possible, and then to csconce myself in
some remote corner, where,
"The world forgetting, by the world forgot,"
I might escape all mnlice or remark. But truly
) the French proveib, "Man proposes, but God
dispose'," and very unlbrtuuato were his disposition
for my in'entions. As I hastened on, all glowing
with confusion, and quaking with fright, just as I
began my bow, 1 stumbled over the defeated pet,
Wsj auddenly precipitated head foremo-t. like an
ancient bartering rain, into the lap of Miaa P., over
turning eqiaodically a Countryman of my own, who
was seated next her, balancing hie chair on ita two
hind lege. To sue himself, he instinctively
gr.isped the buck of her chair, and hi weight at her
rear, acting at the a.ime moment (hit I was huddlfd
at her front, decided all hrsi'ation, and over we all
rolled together, the chair upp'rm st. The vile cur
who had been at the boitom of the whole misch ef,
seized me by the leg and received a hearty kick in
return, added hi howling to the chorus of dismay
that now filled the apartment, II ippilv, the female
sufferer in this nuke cngroMrd ll the sympathy
and attention of the company ; but I well knew
ihat in the short minute th.il had elapsed aince I
had entered the apnrtrrent, 1 ha I made three morul
enemies, a man, a dog, anil a li ly.
Foi my own part, a aoon as I hid extricate
myself from the terrible crash, confusion and shame,
I letreated into the most obscure corner of the
room, where I sought lo hide my-rlf and my over
whelming mortification behind the gue.l who were
lounging about there.
The call to dinner aerved as relief to my em
barrassrnent ; foi I hope.l that would engross every
one's attention, which now, I could nut but feel
must be occupied with my awkwardness. Follow
ing the company to the dining-room, I saw that
each plate contained a card, on which was written
lne name of the guest who was to occupy the plate
thui dcgignHlfj, Every one seemed to find his
p!jce ,tby ntte. but .for me, four or five
umci jjj j m,ke tt,e circuit of the table, looking in
va,n for mine. Indeed, I know not but I might
Uvecominuej ronning .bout all dinner time un-
molested anion the crowd of servants, had not
molested among the crowd of servants.
Madame O's eye st length detected me as I circled
r0UnJ anj rouj wllh , hjr.erically interesting
rni,iitv. mv eves dim with coi.fuiion, and a clam
wy pers1iraiion bedewing every pore of my body,
I in, I I Unoih sunk into mv fit. when 1 was
(M eihlU4leJ n m0riiik.tion and shame
,. . . . . ,f emUriMj wil, mv
ha,t which. having observed that all retained in the
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nancy. Thi I at length diitpoteJ of, I (..ought
at the lime with wonderful ingenuity ; for I hung
it by the brim between my knees,' spreading my
handkeichief over its open cavity.
My seat wa next to a young lady, whom of
course I was expected lo entertain ! Woful'y had
I already entertained the company ; but I found
myself infinitely better adapted lo entertain a
company en masse than stingulutim
The ordinary routine of a French dinner now
commenced. Roup and bouille, fuh, fowl, and flesh
f enirtvneis, and hnr (feauvrei, while a aeries of
" PPwJeh instant at our elbows, invi,
lin8 u to paitake of a thousand diahes, and of a
it ..j. .,
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name ol vhico I no more unJersio.xi man i un-
..... . . ...
i"tod iheir composition, or than ihey did my
Keoiut to avoid ail further oppor
wuiue. for displaying any predominant Halt, I sat
' in lb mwt obrtinate silmee; saving "res" lo every
(hinC that waa offered me, and euing with most I
devoted application, till, in an evil hour, my fair
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neighbor, weary of my taciturnity and her own, at j
length heraelf began a converiation, by inquiring
how I we pleased with Iba opera. The question
was put at an unlucky moment, I was Jo. t raising a
large mortal of potato to my mouth, and iu order
to reply a quirkly as possible, I hastily thrust it in, !
intending to swallow It Instantly. Heaven! it
was a hot a burning lava ! What could I do 1
The lady' eye were fixed on me, waiting a reply
to her question; but my mouth waa inflame. In
vain I rolled the burning morsel hither and thither,
rocking my head from side to aide, while my eye
hich involuntarily I had fixed on her, were strained
from llicir sockets. She regarded my grimace,
of the cause of which I believe she was ignorant,
with amazement and aurprise, at which I can laugh
noitr when I think of it.
"You're sick, air," at length she gently and in
an anxious lone, inquire 1, I could bear no more.
My mouth waa flayed with the burning muss, and
smarting with intolerable pain, o quietly abandon
ing the point, I opened it to ila utmost, and out
dropped the internal firebrand upon my phte. Not
the slightest tendency to a smile ruffled ihe imper-
turable politeness of the lady. She soothingly con
doled with me on my misfortune, snd then gradu
ally led the conversation to a variety of topica, till
exerting the magic influence that true politenes al
ways exercise. I began to forget even my own
blunders. Gradually, my checka burned less pain
fully, and I could even join in the conversion
without the fear that every word I uttered, ahared
ine i.iio oi every action l attempted. 1 even ven
tured to hope, nay, to congratulate myself, that the
catalogue of my calamitiea wis completed lo-dny.
Let no one call himself happy before dciith,"
said Solon; and he spoke wisely. The idea of
March were not yet over. Before us stood a dish
of cauliflower, nictly done in butter. Tbia I natu
rally enough took for a custard pudding, which it
sufficiently resembled. Unfortunately my vocabu
lary wa not extensive enough to embrace all the
technicalitir of the table; and when my fair neigh
bor inquired if I were fond of choujleur, 1 verily
look it to be the French for custard pudding, and
so high ws my panygeric of it, thai my plate was
soon bountifully laden with it. Alas! one single
mouthful waa enough to dispel my illusion. Would
to heaven that the couflrur had vanished along with
il. But thai remained bodily, and, almoat aa large
and burning a Vesuvius, my heart d ed wiih n me.
Ashamed to confess my mistske, though I could
utmost as readily have swnllowed an eaqual quan
tity of soft oap, I itrugg'ed manfully nn against the
diabolicil compound. I endeavored to asp the
mountainous heap at its bae, and shutting mv eyes
and opening mv mouth, to inhume as large masses
a I could without a'opping lo taste it. But my
stomach soon began, int. Ilieil.lv enough, to inli-
mite i's intention to sdinit no more nf this nau.e-
ous airang T beneath its roof, if not expelling th.it
which bad alieady gained an unwelcome aMrrit
tanee. The seriousness nf the task I had undertaken,
and the resolution necessary la execute it, had gi
ven an earnestness and rapidity to mv exertions,
which pptite would not have inspired; when my
plate had somewhat got over the edge of the table,
upon leaning forward, tilted up, and down slid the
disgusting rni'i into my lap. My handkerchief.
unable to besr so weighty a load, bent under it in
il turn, and a great priportior. of it wa aafely de.
posited in my hat. The plate instantly righted it
self, as I raised tny person; and as I glanced my
eyes round the table, and ssw that no one had no
ticed my disaster, I inwardly congratulated myself,
that ihe nauseous deception wa so happily dispo
sed of. Kesolving not to be deteced, I instantly
rolled my han kerchtif, together with all it re
maining contents, and whipped il into my pocket.
The dinner table was at length diserted for the
drawing-room, where coffee and liqueurt were ser
ved round. Meantime I had sought uut what I con
sidered a afe hiding-plao for my hat, benestb. a
chair in the dining room, for I dared not carry it
lunger in my hand; haing first thrown a morsel
of paper into ihe crown, lo hide the cauliflower from
view, should any one chance, iu sot king fur hi own
bat to look into mine.
On my reluming from the drawing-room, I cLan-
ed lo be again seated by the lady, by whom I sat
at dinner. Our cotivcrsaiion naturally resumed,
ai.d wa were in the midst of an animated discus
sion, when a huge spider was seen running like a
race horse up bersrm.
"Take it off take it off," the ejaculated, in a
"1 waa always afraid of spidera ao lo avoid
touching him with my hand, I caught tfy bandker
cnicf from my pocket, end cluppeJ it al once upon
the miscreant, who waa already moun'ing over her
temple with tapid strides. Gracious heaven ! Iliad
forgotten ihe cauliflower, which now plastered over
bcr fare like an emollient poultice, fairly killing ihe
spider, and blinding an eye of the lady, whde li ill--
streamlet of soft butter glided down h I beautiful
neck and bosom.
uMon Dieu .' Mon Dieu I" exclaimed the asion
"Aon Dieu .'" wa echoed fom every mouth.
"Have you cut your head V inquired one.
"No, no; the (pijerwha spider. Tht Mlow
ha killed th spider,"
"Wbat quantity of antrtilt !" ejaculated an
' istonithed frenchman, unconsciously lo himself.
Wellmiohthe be a-t..n:hed. The array of the
Mecr,. a VPECtanie had spattered her diess from
..evil ia r
head to foot.
For my si' If, the moment the a'cidtmt
occurred, I had mechanic illy returned my h indker
chief to my pocket but it content rem lined,
"Whit a raonater it must have been V' observed
a young lady, as she helped to relieve my victim
from her cruel situation, "I declare I ahould think
he li id been living on cauliflower."
At that moment I fell aomo on touch me; and
turning I saw my companion who bad com with
"Look at your ptnfaloon," he whispered.
Already half dead with confusion at the disaster
I had caused, I cast my eye upon my one white
dress, and saw at a glance the horriblo extent of
my dilemma. I had been aitting upon the fated
pocket, and h id crushed out tho liquid duller, and
the soft pa t. Irk a vegetable wliirh had d mbed and
dripped down them, lilt it seemed if I wereuctu.
ally dissolving in my p antaloons.
Darling from the spot, I sprang to the phce
where I had left my hat, before I could reach it, a
udden storm of wiath was heard at the door,
"Sacr-r re ! bete f Sucr r-re ! Saer r-re "
The r in the last syllable being made to roll like a
watchman' rattle, ruitig'el with another epitht
and name, thl an angry Frenchman never spare,
was heard rising like a fierce tempest without the
door. Suddenly there was a pause a gu'gling
sound as of one (wallowing involuntarily and ihe
tnrm of wrath again broke out with redoubled fury,
I seized my hat and opened the door, and the wlinle
matter was at once explained. We had exchange d
hats ; and Ihero he atood, the fl caul.flo.ver gusM.
ing down his cheeks, blinding li s eyis, filling his
mouth, hair, mustaches firs' aud. There he si ft
aatride, like the colossus, and stooping gcriHy for
ward, bisey't f ircildy closed, his arms hi Id droop
ing out from his body, and dripping cauliflower and
butter at every por-.
I slnid no longer, but, retaining his hat, I rushed
from the house, jumped into a Jiaree, and a' rived
ifely at home ; heartily resolving, that to.my last
hour I would never again deliver a letter of intro
(Ji'Tiuoi I th ('triTOL i mm. w e
havu just been informed bv Mr. Maher ; ihe public
gardener, that in ihe course nf Monday night,
tome ill-dispnsed persons went into the beautiful
garden attached lo the t'a; itol and destroyed a gr.'at
numlier of valuable plan' mid fl iwers, as cabbage,
rose, stock, tc. Besides aciir.g in this outra
geous manner, the villian cut anil c irr ed away not
Iras than I SOU of the choice dahli which have been
raised with so much rare, and which were so beatiful
and ornamental to lt public grounds.
rranUIiii's) I'l iatin lrcs.
We take pleasure (jays the New
York Commercial Advertiser) in an
nouncing to our readers that, through
the exertions of John B. Murray of
this city, w ho is at present residing in
Liverpool, the iden'.ical printing press
at w hich the philosopher Franklin, then
a poor printer, worked on his first vi-
s.l to LiOiidon, ha.i been placed at Mur
ray's disposal and will bo sent this
country. A letter has been uddrcssed
to John Vaughan, the President of the
Philosophical Society in Philadelphia,
of w hich Franklin was founder, ofl'cring
that society the possession of this valu
able relic. Vaughan was a personal
friend of Franklin, and we' doubt not
the arrival of the press will a (lord him
the liveliest pleasure. Various efforts
have been made to procure the press,
but until now in vain.
Cuba, her Kegrocti and Position.
A petition has been presented to the
captain general of Cuba" to have him to
adopt some course for the suppression
of the slave trade. It appears that from
1835 to 1839 the number of 3,055
slaves were landed in that Island from
Tho position of this island is far
from pleasant, as may be gathered
liom the following lacts. Un one
side is ilati, with 1)00,000 free blacks, a
large number of whom are enrolled in
her armies, which arc well disciplined
and well armed. On the south is Ja'
maica, having 400,000 blacks. In the
H.ihama, Archipelago, and other
islands in the neighborhood there are
estimated to be 12,000 negroes. In the
French islands the slave are on the
eve ol being emancipated. At somo
day not far distant these neighbors may
prove very dangerous to tno people oi
Cuba i and if trouble is not created bv
them within the limits of the Unite
States, we may feci prnteful to an over
ruling Providence. Ohio Paper.
Nov Ft. Mode or Phocuruo a Din
ner. A fish-hawk, in flying over the
town, a few days since, dropped a large
flounder, uist taken from the narbor.
which fell into the street. A gentleman
immediate v nicked it UP. "alive and
kicking." scut it home, and had it pre
j pared fordiivicr. Yarmouth Herald.
From tht Sew York Sun.
Horrible Murder of Mr. Adams.
Aftiusr or th Mi: mi ran a td Discotxar or
th a lJ mr,
On Friday week Mr. Samuel A-
dams, a highly respectable printer re
siding nt 11 Llizaboth street, of the
firm of Herat ha hi nnd Adams, of No.
9 Gold street, suJdcnly and mysteri
ously disappcred. He was a man of
regular habits, lie was advertised
but notliiiiLf lias been heard of him.
On the evening of his disappearance
the occupants of the upper stories of
the large granite building, corner of
liroadway and Chambers, were dis
turbed by a mysterious noise and scuff
ling in the room of a tenant named J. C.
Colt, the author of a new system of
A gentleman named Wheeler, teach
er of penmanship, occupying a room
adjoining Colt s, suspecting loul play,
looked through the key hole of Colt's
door and saw Colt washing the floor.
At a late hour, looting again, lie saw
him similaily occupied. He ordered
his young man to watch until Colt went
out. Colt stayed all night in his room
and was constantly employed. In the
morning Colt went out and called a
man, to whom he delivered a box of
sufficient size to hold a man, directed
to snme one at St. Louis via New Or
leans. The young man had not the wit
to follow, but reported the circumstan
ces to his employer.
The gentleman alluded to sometime
afterwards seeing the advertisement of
the mysterious disappearance of Mr. A'
dams, made some inquiries and ascer
tained that Air. A. was then executing
(or had previously executed) printing
lor Colt to a considerable amount, and
was in the habit of often calling at
Coil's rooms. This confirmed his sus
picions that foul murder had been done
on the r riday night above named and
he communicated the whole circum
stances to .Mayor iMorris. Colt was
arrested on Thursday. lie denies be
ing in the room on the night in question
and sending away the box, or knowing
anything of it or its contents.
We have since learned more full par
ticlars, and the above statement is
The facts as far as we can gather, are
these Mr. Colt is the author of an a
ble work upon book-keeping, and .the
brother of an inventor of Colt s celebra
ted fire arms. He hired a room on the
second floor of the granite building cor
ner of chambers st. and Broadway
The room is the second room from
iroadwav, and the window facing
On the niht of Friday, 17th inst. the
gentleman occupying the adjoining
room heard, with others, a noise ns of
some person fal'ing, and fancied some
persons were fencing with foiles, am
one l tncin n;td Mlien. l lie parties
waited, expecting t hear a laugh, but
fro n that moment a most pnfi.ind and
deathlike silence followed. Surprised
at the circumstance; the pentieman
knocked several times at Coil's door,
but no answer was given.
On the following morning, a large box
was observed bv many of the inmates
of the granite building, standing in the
entry. Soon the t'pper part of the buil
ding thought at first that it was for them
as it was about the length to contain
two full size busts. Observing, howev
er, that it was directed to St. Louis via
New Orleans, thev saw that it was go
irig from the building, not that it had
come to it. other persons in the build
ing who knew that Colt had only taken
tho rooms for a short time, thought he
was removing. The box was remo
ved between half past 8 and 10 A. M.
on Saturday, the 18th.
Tho gentleman who heard the noise
ppoken of, thought no more of it, until
he saw fhe ndvertisment of Mr. A
dams disappearance. On mentioning
it to another person, a female said that
Mr. Colt was indebted lo Mr. Adams.
(The sum was understood to be $200,
nnd for printing this identical work on
book-keeping.) The conviction flash
ed upon the mind of this pentieman that
Mi. Adams was murdered on the
night in question, and proceeded to ac
quaint the Mayor of the fact. Upon
searching Colt's room, a glass was
found shattered a Intrhet, the handle
of which was newly scraped with bro
ken glass the end of the bundle of the
axe wai covered oyer. with ink.
The wall was also spotted with ink,
as we conceive, to conceal or obliterate
the marks of blood. A portion of'.tho
floor of the room has been pawn away
by tho officers and carried to the May
or omce. un tho examination of
Colt, lie said he made a box to hold his
trunk, out of a large box which he had
to hold stationary. This statement he
probably made to account for the uso
he had for tools, which he borrowed
from some person in the building. Ho
says the box not nrmv'ermg, he threw
them out of the w'indow into the street.
In conseqUenco of the discovery of
thdsfi facts the Mayor advertised for tho
c arm no who carried the box, and wheri
Mr. Godfrey, Superintendent ofllacks
discovered on Saturday night He was
taken before the Mayor, where he sta
ted that Mr. Colt had employed and
paid him to carry a box from his room
corner of Broadway and Chambers
street, to the ship Kalamazoo, lying 'at
the foot of Maiden lane, on the morn
ng of tho lSth inst and that he had de
ivercd it there accordingly.
In consequence of this, the Mayor
ordered officers A. M. C. Smith and
Waldron on board the vessel, and the
latches which had been closed, tobe o-
peried, and on Sunday afternoon, about
oni o'clock, the box was found and
brought on deck. On opening it, tho
body of Mr. Adams, with only his shirt
on, was lound therein, packed round
tightly with salt, and an avning wrap
ped round the whole, and then the box
nailed, up. It was conveyed to tho
dead house in the Park, and the coroner
called to hold the inquest, Justice Tay
lor, of the Upper Police, (who with the
Mayor and ollicers above named, have
been indefatigable in ferreting out the
authors of this horrid muider.) discov
ered the woman kept by Colt, and in
ler possession, lound the watch ofiMr.
Thus this afTair of blond is revealed
and the guilty author known and jus
tice about to be satisfied.
The Coroner held an inquest on the
body and after hearing the evidence the
jury were locked up for about ten min
utes, and found a verdict of "wilful and
drlil iterate niurder"against John C Colt,
who thereupon was corhmitted to prU
son to await Ins trial.
Tamed Rattle Snake;
Mr. M'Farland, of Iowa, has at tho
city Hotel, seven large rattlesnakes
wnich ho has been taming for some
time and has so far succeeded, that he
handles them without any apprehen
sions. Five of them he has had since
May last, and has so far succeeded in
domesticating them, that he sufTers
them to crawl all over his person, and
about his face, lodging their heads in
his bosom ice. They seem to mani
fest no hostility to his touch, but are
ready to bite whenever, any chef per
son approaches them. Vtiehever ono
manifests a disposition to strike, Mr.
M'F., by rubbing it tames it immediate
ly. He opens their mouths exhibits
their fangs, which have hot been remo
ved from any of them. One of them ia
supposed, from the number of rat
tics, to be upwards of fifty years old,
and are all of the largest size. They
were all taken in Iowa. It has hereto
fore been thought by many naturalists,
to be impossible to tame this reptile, but
Mr. M'F. has disproved this tleory.
Mr. M'F. intends exhibiting tfcm for a
short time in the city. Sectators are
in no possible danger from them. Tho
exhibition will be highly interesting to
the naturalist and the " curious. (St.
A valuable carriage, worth proba
bly five or six hundred dollars, was
three or four days since, discovered
among the bushes near the farm of a
Mr. Burnside, situated several miles
out on the Brownsville road. It waa
entirely empty ; there were no horses
attached to it or found in the vicinity,
and nothing was seen which might 'lead
to the discovery of w ho was its owner,
w hen it was left, or under what circum
stances, except the name of the manu
facturer, which we did not learn, nnd
the place where it was manufactured,
Richmond Va. The desertion of a
valuable piece of property in the midst
of a peaceful community, without apa
rent catiac, leads to tho suspicion that
there has been foul play used w ith tho
owner, whoever he may have been.
The horses being pone tends to confirm
this suspicion. Pittsburg Paper.)
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