M'Kean County Democrat. (Smethport, M'Kean County, Pa.) 1858-186?, April 19, 1860, Image 1

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Ilusinems.Carcia, :with paper, .... . .... ..•.........t.....
.1.1010 or . figure work will be .. denhle abov.e.7rit l' ea.
Twelve lilies Moiler type,: or eight : , hues nonpareila
• rate.l a Aryuftre. .• . ;. . .. .
Those Termsit : litho strietry'adhered to. (,L" .
Buoincss Elircctorp.
Turveyor,•. thittinian .Conveyeacer, and 'Thiel Estate
• Agent.. Emethpoet, - Wits an cou nt y, Pi. • :
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Wholesale and natal' Dealer io Family. 0 &merle's; Pork,
Flour ; Salt; Peed, Zoete and Shoes, dce:' ; &e. Stare
;In the Aatbr Muse .Bleek ; Smetliport Ptt. •
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A.N.TAILOR, . • .' . : ;. ..
Doalor in Dry G oode ,.(ii.ocoriee,: Pork, Flour, .
Salt, 'Fish
Rendy-Mule end Ohoeo..
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WILILIN;' " , •
Pfictical Mechanic, Dridge , builder, , Sc.,
Pork ..4,lli3gbany; t • trlipai culnty,•ra. • '.'• •• •
..Estato Agent; Wilco, Williamsville, Elk Oci., ,Pennla
Chapin, Lic: Boy' • . ...
Mob: Thomas Struthers, ..• .
W, S. Ilrowne11; .
I, Wilcox,..
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.1.,1tm II: Ilutt. Proprietor. corner of *ate: And Ilieliar,r
Strdets; Wirieo ~ Po. cioneral Stage,Oilicb. " : .
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. . . ,J. O:BACKUS & CO. •
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(I. , noral . D.lftlera in Diy Goods,
,fir.acciies, .rnelcory7
' ..e.wly-M,.10 pinthingOlnoti ftnil Stifles, Hato:mid Daps,
. - &e., 0 pposi ta the. Court Muse, Sinotbpnit l'a. .
• • FOBS 'Dun, .• •.
tho Pul lir ,§oriaro, Olean, N.. Y. . JANirs M.
•.. 1 . ltrnitrietor. The Fobrfa lionaola entirety new
and built of brick;' 'IA, furniabod in modern attylo.
• 'Vile • proitrietOr • ilaoerii hiinaelf. that :hie. ocicoonnotto
-Lions ore ant aurpossOl by
. nny lintel in , Weatern N4IV
York, Carriages,' run to, and from the Now York and
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• ' 'BYRON'D. HAMLIN;. ~ - '.
ArroitIZNY•AT TAW; Smethport, M , Kenil County.. Pa.,.
.., Agent Air Messrs: Boutin; - fy. Cris Lands . Attends
Aspecially to the Collection of C 031115; EN:min:WO] of
Land Titles; Payment:of Taxes. and all kusinesdrcla
tiger to . eal Rotate. ' 0 fil co' in Hamlin Block::
• • ,HOTEL. • •
IL A. Nyman., riotirieitni,-Lat Kinaun, )V,irren county
I'rt: Ilia Tableßill
' atipplieil with ,the beet the
country Interne, ond ho Ppare puiimin accOnien,uthig
. bin guceils. . .
• • E. .BOUOHT01 1 1: ELDRED, •
Attoi:iiiernnil Counsellor tit •Lniv, • Sihethport, 31'1U=
'Pa; . entrusteillo his' care for the
c.itottiesef f. PKeunt:Pottcr.nnd' tit' will he promptly
" attended to Office in the Ontirt House, second *floor.
Vii: • • DR. 'L. If...WISITEAI• • •••• •
Physician and fiordeOn, Plnetbport, Pa, will attend
••• titivrotemional calls with promptnees`. 01lice in Part
' „well mock, second flobr. , "
• S. BUTLER •&. CO. • • " '
Wholesale and,Rotal - Deniers In Staple 'and Fancy Drys
floods, Oarpetiak,..Ready Made Clothine.,and' General
Fainishing thintls,•Buotm n11.1'8114)(4, and Window
Glasses kn..• At * Olean. N. Y.
. . ' BENNETT •HOUSE,. . .• -• •
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Sniethport,'lNl,genn Co., Pa. .D. It. IlElsii*,:Prop . rli
tor-i-oppoite . the cop rt Triiuse. • A ninv, large, com
moilions fuld:iyelf;fartilslted house. ' .
". • - .TORN C. BACKUS, • • •
...ratoruey and Counsellor nt Lan.; Sinotlinort,3l,lltean En
Pa. Will attend to all business in hia proinaMon in the
• eminties orn'ltean; Potter and Elk. Office Over 0,
• Sartwoll &Trailers' Store.,
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Vornor Scoot:Rand 'l;tbertg streets, 'Warren Pa. R.
11 ::BARPOIS., Proprietor. .-Trarelera find good ac
• commodations and - reasonable charges.. • • •
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E. S. 346014 .
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Dealer in Stove,,Tin Ware, Jappaned Ware, Ace., weal:
• aide of the - Pablio &p.m); Bmetitpeet, 'Pa. Custom
weili done. to order-on the !Alerted .notices, and in, tho
. Mostsabstantial manner. . ..: . . .. ..
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-.-. :• . . :IV. B. , I3IIOWNE' Lt, . .- : • .
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Doiloe in Dry ooadq, Oroatiiies,Dr`Oloiry , Hardwire;
...Donts,llthem; Ibis, Cana, jaldsa, Nails, Qiia,f3r.c.,'. &a.
.}.llist, sidolgjlmPliblia Scinare,.Sinethimrt, Pa.
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Goiter In Provisions and Famlly.GrOceries.e.nerally, at
Farmers' Valley, fil , lCoan 00.,• Pa. Orem Lumber;
Shingles; &o:, taken in eschanzo . for Goods. ' Patent
Medicines for Sale.' ' • •
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R. LAncir.u.' ProUriotor,'—Alleghony Bridge, W.Rean
• Co ~ Pa. Thin hottee is situated about nine miles from
Sinetliffort on tho road. to ()tenni and will lie found a
. conieniont stopping-place ' .. .' - 1 :
BLlppoai Kean : Co.; Ta, L. DYKE,- Pioprietioi
'A cunimodioun and well-furnialiod houeo. Strange
and Liavalora will fin& pod aaconnnodations. •
By T. GOODWIN. Thinfieusite situated aisont fire mil e
tram Ehnethport (lathe road to Olean. Pleasure parties
Ind °theta can be accommodated on the shortest notice'
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NAwniw Darns, Proprietor• • Tide house le situated bal.
=way between aukethport and Olean.. Hyena want a good
dinner Me le the place to atop. •
—• °HORD'S C613,W1N, • •
Proprietor of the Grist Mill, et' Mechanicsburg, Me
• Kean County Pa. Flour. Meal, and Feedi couetantl
un tiepd and for sale, in large and mall quantities. •
RAILROAD HOUSE, . • • •• •
0. • itleTnAmonn, , Proprietor, . Norwich, st , Keah 00..
Pa Good acconiniodatlons can .bo bad there at,-all
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Eakin B. DoLucy', PropriOtor," at Pori 'Al legany, Me
, Roan Oountx, Pa. Thiallotel isaituatoil at the 41ina
, ' Von of the Stnatliport and Allegaiipltiver ; loads, ohio
mile* east of. Smetliport. -.' • . ' :
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.• • SaIgrIiPoiLTETIVIIEAN'IIió, • ' :
WM. • HASFCELL :• :• : oPpitriets#.
. 4 The Prolirleter , ha /init. ro . eently 'nu rehased and thor
oughly refitted the Astor Ileum, flatters Limaelr that he
can furnish as good aecommedatious as any
,hnto I In West.;
urn Pannsylvanta..: , • • •
• AVANJ I I -O A D, -t . . .
] , r riVON.S OLD 13.13 T IRON Li- cr.iitlilpign t•ir Arbrk
.3 u L'ell PORT NURNAOD •'
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frij.Eugst.sll.,:re,f ip thou :,t tho • . .• •
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Ari old Missishippiah•furnishes the following
to the Woodville (Alisi.) - Republi'ion
The famous duel in which. forty . or more een-:,
tlemen i were engaged, in 18 2 8, is still-•remem
beredp. Islatchei. • Col; Jim- fa
mous' fighter field inventor of -the -knife , which
bears his.ninne, used to spend a great - ,deal of
his time in:lgatchez.. . He was chillengdd by a
gentleman of Alexandria,.LC, Whose friends;
to the number. of twenty orthore, accoinpanied
him to see fair-play,.knowing. Bowie was a
desperate mail; and had his own 'friends ahout
him. ' All parties wenn° the field. Thecom
hatants took their places in the center, separil-
ted from their friends in the tear,' far.enough
pet to endanger:them with their halls. Behold
the battle array thus . : Tivehty armed
anians lifty.feet behind their champion :and his
seconds and-surgeon; and •opposite theo.', as far.
behind Bowie' and. his seconds arid surgeon,
twenty' armed Mississippihni. Behold the
heights of. Natchez thionged with spectators,
and a steam boat in the' ; river rounded to, its
deck black with passengers, witching with a
deep interest the scene. • ' • •
The plan of fight . was ..to exchang e shots,
'twice with . pietcd, and to close with knives,
Bowie being firmed'yvith : his oWn terrible weap-
on At tile first fire bOth parties escaped. •A! ,
the second the Louisianian was too'.quiek and
took adVahtage of Bowie, who waited word.—
At this. Bciwie's'second eriett-.stfoul play I" and
sshot the Louisianian dead. . The seconds of the
litter instantly killed the slayer of his princi
pal. Bowie drove 'his knife into this , man
The surgeons now crossed • blades, -while With
loud battle Cries, cathe on the two .
_parties of
friends, the light of battle in their eyes. In
moment the whole number.were engaged hilt
fearless , pistoli and knives
,were used with fatal effect,' until -one' party
drove the other from the field. ...I do not kno'w
how many were killed and WoOrided-in all, but
awes a dreadful slaughter. betViefohght like
a lion, but -fell .covered With . wounds. For
months he lingered at the Masons house be
fore he finally recorcred. .
Ridgway, Pa
Warren, Pa.
Srnei.heart, Pa .
Buena Viata. Pa
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Vole Me OUT OF TUE 'Pearry.--.on - the .•th
the, RepubliCan party of , Armstrong
County cOnyeneCto elect a - eptinty . Eexecutive
Committee. that meeting *Dr. Burleigh
and 6. w.,oOlwell, Esq.,.themberi of the Ex.
ccutive Committee of the past .year, attempted
to defend theraselves from the. chargé of cor...
rupt•or unfair' dealing.in selecting. delegates in
sthe:State Convention. t h,fr defence
unheeded, and the meeting becoining . .disorder-',
ly, Colwell cried out, at the ..top of liiS
voice••! , vote pr. Ihrleigh ohd me out of the
'party.". ,This motion was , iminediatelY,s4on
led4 when the. President of the meeting 'arose.
and said , that "if they wished to leave limper
ty, he did nql.see anithing tohinder them . from
doing so.", 'This iS a,.speciriten;ol actions . of
the hartnenion.e Opposition: • • • .•
nEA'rn OF SENECA' T4E' INDIAN. C 1116.1110
1161MOS'POUrItV,201116, - Eirtiter, pablisheS•a
gular.scrap .histery,"from which' .is ~corid
ensed the followingt: „Holmes county,
was the hunting ground of Indians of: whom
: 4 tSeneca": - tlid.'ehief
,and• 'tribe of that name,
was.one.* • Mr. T. , Arminond, now li'ving in -CoS•
hoetOn count}; then living 'about a milt' from
'Where 'Millershurg now is; awl near the.
Pond. • Seneca became inimical tci Ammend
but .pretended friendship, yet-Mr: Ammond's.
knoWledge of .the Indian character enabled him
. to detect. this hostility, Seneca told Ammond
that there was . a hear • near,- Mile Pond,' and
Wanted him to., go.'to help • .kill • it., Mr..
.Ainmond.conSulted his wife she begged him
not .to go; - but Mr: thinking he an .less
risk by:going, with the Indian than to take the
chances of being killed tvhert - not . on guard; ac
companied Seneca, 'each taking •a' gun: The
pond being narrow, Seneca took ono' side and
Ammond the other.. Amrinond. kept. 'his;
,eyelon 'Seneca and saw him g et behind, a tree,
and Ammond also got a treebe#Ween him and
the Indian, leaving his clothes - exposed...
pea' aimed, but his gin snaped;and while fixing
to Drinie exposed his , head, at:.Which'Arriniond
took deadly.aina and put-his 'b'ullet through it:
Then crossing over, Mr.A. , strippetlaorfie elm
.bark, with.it tied a heavy" Slone to - .the Indian's
body, and sunk it in the Pond.' The disappear
ance of Seneed ivas 'an unravelled mystery for
forty . years,.when Mr. Am.mOnd lately diva;
ged the bloody secret to the Auditor of Itolines
NOw.Y:Ork:morning paper publishes the:fol..
lowing advertiseririent : . - • • • •
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• tOirantsr rc
r. to ent.--ny the H.
Garnet; paator 'of:.the• Shiloh' Presbyterian
Church, a colored gentleman, a small; genteel
house, at a rent of not ore than $5OO. This'
gentleman has called at fifteen houses having
bills on them, and has been invariably . ..assured
"not for niggers.or colOred peciple.'! The sub.:
scriber desires to know if there - is sufficient re-.
ligion,'humanity:autl'courtesirin.New . .york to
answer favorably,at No. 52 Latirens.street.":
The fact thus stated. affords illustrations of
the - hypoceisy of the politicians who are:con
tinually preaching about negro equality. They
are willing.that negroes should vote, but they
refuse to rent them houses ;, they are .anxious•
to clasp them as brothers - at the polls, out de
cline to afford them a 'roof for shelter, even for
sqsoo a year.- - -.27itfalo Couiier. .
The following extract' from the records of
the" Lancaster county (Pd.) court.shows how
stieet'beggars and vagrante s .were treated : by
our fore-fathers: Barliarons as it may appear,
there ; is no doubt but that, if similar .punish
ments were , still inflicted upon.'this class of
offenders, ctvagabond beggars 7 would.he cgfew
and far between," and the:criminal and pauper
expenses of the , county lie materially lessened :
(August, 1739. Dr. Williarn.Smith, - a Vag
abond beggar, sentenced to receive . 19 lashes in
a public• plaice in taneaiter, and conducted from
censtable to constable;` end 'get 'ten lashes in,
the. most public place in each, township, till he
shall reach bounds of the county, at °doter°,
SMETIJP,ORT,. : M'KEAN . ..COUNTV;.:':P4,;.:T.p.TItSpx,r, .:.,..A.Pipt..:l?,!.-1,801:)
The Greatest Duel on Record
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A 'correspondent'. of the; ehristian 0 . 6.teri47
asks of the _Evangelist, and othet • anti.slavaiy
editors ° who :are in ..the habit . of . ..denouriCing,
slaveholding as a sio; . a catigoticat answer to
the following:inquires,
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lst. In the: covenant which God made with
Ahrahain,Ond...hlif sPfrittial children,. which
understood to be the Gospel covenant: •was: it
wrong to, provide tor: the purchase of bondman
:or slaves? 'Genesis, chap.-1102 and 13.
2d. Was it wrong for the 'Angel, when
meeting Hagar in the wilderness,' fleeing (rom
her mistress ' who' ad treated , bee badly,' to.
send, her. back into the state of servitude from
which she' had so happily escaped? Gen. 9.
~Was it wrimg . forMoseo, acting under a
direct commission fronrGod,. to authorize the
Israelites to parches° bondmen,.or 'slaves, from
the heathen, and leave them as an inheritance
to their children forever?. Levit.'23; -4405,46,
4th. 'Was, it wrong for the'Savionr, wheri•he
healed-the. Centurion's : servant, to .cornmend
the. faith.of the Master.tvithout.reproving him
for the sin' of slaveholding ••
• . sth..'Was it wrong for _ the-Apostle Paul to
send it runaway slave back to his master, Phil.
.emon,•. Without' a single word, of admonition.
about the sin of-slaveholding
Wron for. the Apostle to .sneak
'of masters who had .servants under the yoke
(of servitude) as faithful aid beloved and• to
state that as a reaton taky their slaves (under
the yoke) should ren d er t hema cheerful obedi
e . nce I Tim.. :1, 2 ; '-•
.: 7th. Was it wrong (Or 'the., Apostle' in im
mediate connection with such teaching to, con
demn those who 'Wads 'oelserwiii, i ;. noranl
andproud, doting about2.quest ions and: strife of
words, whireof, cornefh envy,-,atrife, railings,
evil .surraisinesi and perveise :dispu.tings ? 1
Tim. 6:4,5, 6. • . •
Bth. Ts 'there anything in the ',relation Of
master to' his servant to make that to be a sin
now, which'wes not a sin-in the 'days of, Paul
'and Moses'? • • , ; , • .• • ~•
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. 9th. If slaveholding be have not Tau!,
ind.JestiS, 'and Moses, and the prea eGod him
Self speak. it reverently,).giVen explicit per-
Mission for the existence of this sin, without a
single word of rebuke,4i • . • •' •
10th: is, not the . .c , royal law"—then shalt,
love illy neigh or mrthyself 7 as truly and readi
ly obeyed by thO master to his slave, ns by the
employer to those in serviceand 'is :*there
not as much injustice and - oppresSion exercised
over. those in Servitude at the North is . there is
over the colored population of the South •
Census of 1860—Questions to ho
On:the lst:.of June', the work .of takii2g the
census connmeneei.••.lt is dosirable'that it :be
taken with great liceifraer, ' , and to. enable the
Aisistantiq s arshals who will ho engagedinthe
performances of. this duty 'to . have their work
welk.done, it has been suggested that the pub
lication of the questions necessary for all : heeds
Of lamilieS' to aniwer',.wouldhe of great bene
With this view, We . publish the following
list which we believe to be , fotrect.... : •
:An'the.litst fo':write
down the name of every, person , whese 'usual
'placeOf : abide on..the'lit day of June, ,1SGO;
'was inthe family • ; • •'
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-The age of each, sex and color, ''vliether white,
1 bladk or mulatto, .
.Profession, occupation or, trade of each male
person'over fifteen years of hgd.• • •..
Value of real estate owned... • • .
Place of birth, naming the State, Territory or
• .Couritry.
Marrieil'Within .the year. . • .
.Attended sc.hool within the year. .''•
Pecsons over twenty years of age that cannot
read or wiite..
'Whether deaf or.dumb, Llind, insane or idiotic,
paupefor.c'envict. . • '
Name of owner, agent or'mOulger of the"farin. ,
Number of improved acres.' .. • .
Number of unimproved . acres .
Cash. value of 'farm. .•
Value of farming implements and machinery. •
Live stack on. hand June . let, 1860, viz : num . -
• • , ber of .horses,.inules,- and asses , working
oxen, milch cows,' and othei rattle, swine
Vitfue. ot Jive • stock. •: •
Value of animals slaughtered during:the year.
Proilnce.during.the year ending June Ist ! 1860,
• 'viz : nuMber buSheis of lyneat, • Rye, In
dian Corn' Oats,, 'Beans and. Peas, 'Buck
• wheat, 13asley, Irish' PotatOes, SWdet
ittitoes ;' pounds, of ' Wool ,and pounds of
Tobacco. '
Value of Ore4and products in dollars..
Galloasof 'Wind; value ' of.• Produce of.hlar.ket
Garden, „pounds of Butter, pounds of
Cheese, tons of • Hay, 'of •Clovei
. .. seed, and, bushels of Orass:seed, pounds of
.• Hops . , pounds of rlai-Seed, pounds of Ma
ple Sugar; gallons of Molasses; pounds of
Honey and Beeswax', value. of 'home-made
manufaetures. . • •
Name of . Corporation, Company or individual
producing articles. to the. annual value of
$5OO. .
Name of business, manufacture or product;
Capital invested in real estate and peisonal es
tate in thehusini.ss,
Raw material use*, including fuel, viz
kiltds.; values, kind of motive power,
machinery structure or resource.
Average „number of hands, employed; viz :
Male, Fpmale„ average. 'monthly cost of
• Male tailor, averege monthly cost of Fe-
male • •:•.. •. . ,
Minnal product, viz,: quantities, Vinds, valees,
Name of: every , person who' died daring the .
; • year -ending •Jurie J, .1800, 'whose. usual
place of abodth vas . in .the family, , the 'age,
'se."' and . color, whether white;,, black or
mulatto; ' • ulatto; married . or, widouMd, place of
naming the •-atate, . Territory.: or
Conutyi 'the month. in 'which the' person
died; prifession, n4Upatiort or trade,
ease or cause of death. • :
Iri ad4ition'fo tifese, there. are a. number 'o f
other questions; the answers io. ‘ which can he
olitained noW'ereii`.. with • little trOuble.: It is .
hoped eVery,person whii,sees this request',
will, hOfere . the firit day Of. out•the.
•in3wer;. of ab puce, leOve if. with
the family, ready fiir the officer when he makes
his aPpearance. • ' .
13y the act, 'of Congress etprotiiding for the
taking of the seventh '.and -Subeequent Census
Of the United Stites; and to fit the number of
the meintieri of 'the Ranee of tlepretientatives,"
eti., approved May 23d, 1859; proiides; 80-
lion 17, igthaf the Marshals and their assistants.
are hereby authorized to transmit through the
polit.cdfice any papers orditettments relating to
the census, by writing 'thereon,: ctofficial bust
'ness—census," and subscribing the same, with
the addition to Ms, name of Marshal, or ASSit3.
tent; as the case may be. • • • •
btq no unnecepsary delay may. happin
.. to
conimunicatioils tiddreaSed to the UnitedStutei
Marshals in reference to taking the, census, the
press. will do it service by the . publication of
theie (acts, for,tbe information of post masters
throughout the State. • .
'‘l-Did as the Rest Did."
This tame yielded spirit—this doing cram the
rest did"—haS ruined thousanda. : _
A young,rnan is invited - by vicious compan'
ions to , visit the , theatre, or gambling room, or
other 'haunts 'or licentinuenespi He becemes
dureipaiod,'spends his time, foses his credit,
squanders hie property, and at last sinks into
an untimely., grave. What ruined him 1. Sim
ply "doing what - the, rest did." -• , •
Afather has a family of sons., Ile is WealthY.
Other children in the seine situation in life 46 . ,
so and.so ;.are indulged in this thing end thet,•
He indulges his own in the same 'way. They
grotc up idlers; triflers.. and fops, The father
wonders why, his children do not srfcceed bet.:
ter. HO has spent so 'much money, on their
education—his given
~them advantages ; but
alas t, they are rinly• - a. source of vexation and
rrouhle. Poor man, he is . just paying thepen
alty of “doing as the rest did." • .
This poor Mother' strives hard' to bring up
he'r• daughters • genteelly. They learn what
others do, to paint, to sing, to' play,- to dance,
and several useful mattere. In time they mar
rY, their husbands are bnable to. support their
extravagance, a nd they are soon seduced to
poverty and wretchedness. •The good woman
ie astoniihed. "Truly',"- says she "r did as
the rest did." ' •
the. sinnerdhllowed the example, of others ' ,
puts off repentence, and neglects to prepare fo!
death. He passes along thro' life, till, *one
irMres; death strikes tho fetid blow'. He (Ms
no time left now to prepare and he
.goeS . •down
'to ifestruct . ion, because he was so fooliah . as to
ctdo its 'the rest did." ' • *..
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young he became intimately acquainted with a
young danghter of one of the .Knickerbockers
of the time, -sturdy in tardily wealth. With
the young ladi be pressed his suit successfully; ,
and in-time the fathet might have sureambee,
ciespite.the fact that he regarded the resources
with which ; Irfing proposed to supporta wife
too slender to Maintain that style of luxury to
which his daughter has been accustomed. In
au evil hour, as 4 seemed, a Dr. Creighton; a
minister Of the Presbyterian Church, 'despite
his Scottish parentage, fell in 'with the gentle
man whom he Was desirous of Making his fa
ther-in-law. ' The clergyman's eyes were daz
zled by the beauty of the same young lady
who had won the heart of the aspiring author,
aml.the eyes of the. father were blinded.taall
other consideratiens by the wealth which Dr.
Creighton offered, together with his heart.--
Time and persistencypushed
. Irving from the
set.•ne,'and the girl, obedient to her father's ur
gent entreaties, gave his preference the prece
dence of her own. 'But the saddest part of the
story remains to be told. When the' queition
of the marriage pertion was:under con.hiera.
than, the father stated that. the "family. had been
tainted: with , insanity; 'and to guard,'against
the evils, of harshtreatment, should the dough.
ter. be afflicted with the same malady, insisted'
that &certain sum should be set aside, which,
in the event a calamity, should be devoted to
het maintenance on her
,estate on the - banks 'of
the Ifudson, and that in no event should she be
removed from the mansion there.'
The terms the ardent suitor, hoping - for . the
best, complied' with. It might hav&the result.
of hereditary disease, or of the effort to crush .
out and kill her: Young hoPee,.but,bot. many
years elapsed before the 'Young wife was a ra
ving maniac.' She became so violent that con
finement.was rendered necessary, and the tarn
ily mansion was converted into an asyluni, Dr:
Creighton building aßother house on a distant
part of the estate. The unfortunate woman is
still living, and on quiet nights her Shrieks may
be - heard shrilly along the banks of the river—
almost• audible, ' too, at, th& secluded retreat
which Irving occupied.' ',No heart but his own
kndws how 'much the sad event may have
tinged ' his own life, or to. whet exertions , it
mayhave . urged him in atteMpting to,droivn all
remembrance' of: his disappointment. , DT.
Creighton has for years officiated at the humble
chapel. where Irving' worshiped=--and, singular
enough, read thelburial ieririCe for his former
rival. To those who were aware of these
mournful cireunastances,- the strange coinci
denc.e must have been exceedingly. Painful.--
There tire but law portraits or busts of' . „Mr.
Irving in : existence, as he has, especially of
late years, fteraistently refused to place him
self ut the disposal of
_any artist, -however cel
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.:The Rev. Etr.Curnming,' the - noted -'LodOri
preacher, 'helievei that we are upon thaeve of
the Millenium. In discourses recently dent- .
ered in Leeds, he . gave intimpetratione of, Pas-.
sages in the Book of Daniel and the Apocalipie;' ,
which' aro novel if - not eonvineing • • Vire quote
from, a brief report in an English paper: .
He said. the year 11567. seemed •to end 6,000
years of the world's history,' and frem .the
earliest - periods 'onward, it had beep the almost
universal belief that the six.days of creation .
were 'typical of thoire o,oo° years and • that
the seventh ,&!y af . ereation, or the ': Sabbath
was . 'typical of the mellinneril rest of ..1,000
years. But ,be, would say, ,that''suppesing tide
Were so, they Were at this moment .140 years
short of the 6,000 years. , It was a remarka
ble fact, hoviever, that the
. ablest .ehronolo
gists, irrespective of all prophetic theories,
had shown that a mistake of upwards of 100
years had been 'Made in 'calculating the erotica;
ogy of. the world, and ' that the Year,lB6o
the Christian era begin not from theyear 4004
of the world's history,. hut in , . the year 4138,.
and that the ' year;. ol Christ's birth .was Ave
Years before that or in .413
,2 ti his premise's
were just,' then
. they were at , that—moment
within ittten years of the exhaustion of .the
11,000 years, so that if 1807 was to be the ter.
mination of -this economy, they 'hid arrived at
the Saturday'evening ol:the - world"s Icing and
dreary week. , I
.t this were so, it. woe * meg
.nifiicent thought that there were some ih' that
assembly whio would.uavUr dip: . They were
just Plunging Into days such as - they hadneter
before seen; an European star was looming,
more dreadful than that through which they
had recently . Passed,. end when these..thinga
hapPened it:would seem that the , sentiments he
had uttered were not the dreamsaf fanaticism,
but the words of , soberness and truth. , He was.
convinced that England wouldemerge from The
noidst of these tilde of wreth,'she Wait separ-'
ate( from the great apoptacy at the era Of. the
Ilefornintion, and .had never again joined, her ;
and he believed there was' now 'Morn
vital; evangelical Christianity in this country,
than there had hen for 500 years before. Ifis
study of. prophecy did not make him:a gloomy,
a desponding, or a sad man; but whilst God's
preeepts taught hlin his*dulies; His providence
lighted up his heart with thesunshine of Heav
en, and gave him a hope that brightened more
and more to the perfect day. ."- • ••
A 'Western Politician.
"IcAbout a doien,years ago; Governor Y—!
and 'Judge W--=--were candidates for Con
gross, 'Olds district. They were both far
'sighted, shrewd politicians-L•the Judge , the bet
ter lawyer and .debater ; the Govarnor by far
•the More winning in his Manners, es the sequel
will fully establish. ' One . het daY in Tidy;
while they•vvere traveling together on the can
vass, they came upon .a party of twenty men
or 'mere assembled on the road side for the pur
pose of haying a shootimi-Match. • Thinking it
a good time. and place for' presenting their re.
.spective claims, tlie, Gevernor , proposed.. stop
ping: . They halted, and the . Governor soon
Made hiinself at home: He bought a number ,
of chances ,In the match, .and, being a gootl
Marksman, succeeded well, winning ' quite a
quantity of beef, which constituted Hie prize.
The Judge had conscientious scruples, as to
al:tooting-Matches, and did not participate, hut
stood by:conversing with the more sober .Of
the crowd; while his friend the. Governor was
in high glee with•his companions over the beef.
When the beef was given out to the sticceisful
shooter's, our Governorordered his to he, divie
fled: men some poor widows, who,' he ascer
tained', lived in that vicinity, and then: asked
the b'hoys If they were not *"dry 7" Of course
they Were, and the. Glivernor: generously or
dered ia , Op:4lM supply of the 44.0 h, he joyful l't
"Her:S*4in the Judge bad scruples, and did
not participate ; but had it been otherwise, •it
would have availed. nothing. • The• Governor
was decidedly the men at the shooting•match,
while the Judge felt himself emphatically in
the.vo'cative. Leaving their friends, they pro.
corded on their %fay some twelve or fifteen
miles, and belted at a camp ground, where the
annual cainp•meeting was , being held. They
separated in. the , erowd, each electioneering
with all his might, with old end young, friends
and strangera—making hay while the , sun shone
—for. there was. indeed a. fine
. oprning., To:
'Wards night tbe Judge began to look round for
his distinguished opponent, but could -find.hirn
4111 e waited patiently :till evening services
began, and.concluded he 'Woad go out : -to the
large sh‘ed where the people .bad issemhled for
meeting; thinking perhaps • ho ; iiiig,ht meet, his
friend. On going ont; - what was his astoplah
rnent to find the gallant Gavel:nor, the 'hero of,
the 'shooting-match.
of the altar, stir- I
rounded •11y ministers and ciass-leaders,,with . a ,
hymnbook In his hand, liCad thrown • back,
singing;os load as his hinge would permit,
"flow nrina Nanning°, ye mists or the Laird, ! 7 '
"From that m ? ment,! , said the Judge,',;r 4 l
gave up all hopes. I tell you-r 4 tett yen, air
—a man that's good for a 'camp.meeting, and
shooting-match can't be beat for Congress l—
it can't be done sir I. And so it , prOved.nt'',"
slaVory %.:iooe of Koniucki44boot
"wetityfivc thoui4utl Ahictitti babieif r;ei:yoar.
Did you ever atittly the, eir4pariaket,ermsk
pleasure T Dd'yon know how little takei•lep•
make a 'multitude' happy 1 . r barb tribes is
penny; I Words Or a all'iil a ida ll , 4 lioe., *, h a a
are two. or firer ,boye' pesitng
them a cent and howkaPPY alaY laUttUr •
will not be tuna for some: liute t 4 . peter old.'
owlives in a neighborhood,Wheiktbe soother
of, half a dozen children ; Need tbetWi *Jolt a
peck of sweet apple' and they *psi 01 hap- .„
py. A third bar lest bite arrowthre 'wood for
him—and he memos sadly i'belYi bit*O*ol' 11;',
or make him another, how qu1144/..1110:,114,:.,
sunshine play upon his sober . face. , *iv ,
as much as he'can do to pile upa 10440 wood i
assist him'a few 'momenta,•kr - apes/1k lieuallt
word to him, and he forgeti his tektit(Werke.,
away without minding it:;.Your Pmat-lailiaa
woken a mug, or cut the vest 100,1u44. or -
slightly blared' a•pietee of work 0-40 Y ' , urea
scoundrel," and he feels ;nisi/141o;
fel am sorry," he will try in
You employ a mart—liejf , blue and .
'Peak a pleasant word: told*, tulit 14 leaves
your house with it contented heart, I. light ape
his owu hearth with smile, oeighHheic
yoa pass along thketreet, yob Meet' 11 ..
face- , -407,64G00d mOrning,lb•is though roe bilk.
and Et ;_ wlit WiWit admirably . 1* the heart - ,
of Your neighbor.
Plekture is eliesp—who will aid„:, : beiteur, it
liberally 1.;-If there are smiles, 10 0Millhmand
flowers ahOul tie. lot Os not g r a s p thetrt.Witk a
tist;amr lock them . Up in' egg heath+:-
Not let us rather take them and *otter them ,
about us, in the cot of the window, the prong
groups of children in the crowded Mart,'where
.men of business cnigregate,' in: families and
everywhere. We eon make , the Wretched hap
py ; the discontente . d cheerful ; smietel
tesigred at art exceediegly cheap rite. 'Who
will,Tefese to do it. ' •
The Abolitionistaeie beconiing- very ranch
diasatisfied With each oihir a:0,01:41101i Ga.
sate pit Ches into Bates His , intoiTill.
or sustaining - the fugitiyo !lase .law - will-never;
The Gagietts oikyti : “Thera ii` 'a amid/
Republican clique al : Washinzton Who 'are ice
tivelY exerting themselves 1 , 44 ',hoot
union of all Opposition claim:Mo upon .Batres
'and Cameron, and that ,frsll4. Of wilhittir
their secret. councils." . Thitrata . is ,
publican party is fait approiching a dilsoliation:
Greeley already tells them titat.thirititAlWO
ed tii'defeat: Eireir since the; 'Atijrii.:POiy
flepublicanetecle hai.tinten on the de
cline, and thousand".or Itoreit men who were
seduced intothe ranks -of this trattbertable- or
ganization by appeals to their 'Passlinii: and
prejudices;, are enrolling therniel4`;With the ,
NatidnabDet Bnitanian:
• The Steamer Commanded by Cop..
exploded several ;years 1 1 0
terrible effect; andbitineitto the Watinei
Capt. S.. wasbloWn into the'aii. alighting near- ,.
a' floating bale of cotton, upon which he float.
ettuninjured, but Mach blackened and Muddied.
Arrived id a i4llage' several nitlett: beloio,lo'
which the. net s of the • disutei .hid,Vrecenleil
•• . •
him, lie wee accosted hy.the,tiditor,of the
Inge paper; with:whom he was well acquainted,-
and eager for an .item:
"1 say, boy! is" the S.
it Was Captain S. killed 1"
5.N0.,.1 am Captain,"
serho thunder you arch hchw high was Yalt
“Ifigh enough toibiplcorevery. Meek thkikg.
lever ening
The . editor starte d on writ” fnehfs:rifleejthe
paper'about going to' preea and Mit ; *tut g!ilt to
omit the item of 'lntelligenee for' tbentrat,isine,
two weeks ofT,Wuote as..followe t t ,
"The Steamer S, hats tier ,boiler, ,
we leap from Captain.; Vito Saya . hiwas tip
long' enough to , 'think of :think he
ever did in his life beiore aippose
he was tap about three Months. - !'.
The next . issue apoligited for the above; thus':
44 Vie' Inentit to:say,tite boa s t viae three eaoHithe
Ohl not the ceptatn . ; .syho.if .of courde, virorse .
for wherive itehl in our lest paper.l!
• Kansas. is is liberal .
ionomnoity: Twenty
doe's residenie there entitles a man or woman
to apply for a divoree,.and,twenty,minntes
flee, as the'iong has it, ?'to the.
free". In nearly less, than on•thne :the wicked , ? ,'
husband 'Ceases from'troublint,' cud tibelitseni ;
wife is 5treet. ....................-
We got badly taken in tO tbe, "nip,
the oiler day: Walking in Mit
we sew a splendid looking fellqui eetnini to—
wards us, but on draWinentalini,'• liand ear.'
selves before an iiiimetapa ;Want, ; 1 7 ,, •
A mats opt wifoA
" lb:twine; 'Or :Pitt foWrtk
!ented wt , i t i,„ ooo d
„et ber,
has applied for n` 4 lll o orie b', •j, - •
having an inn' -544‘riee
• •
Brothel .""• nit ,ft,
ling from 4,"WorldlY-rBll itek*Ogir
turned the o, e i ebeelii,; . t e o nd p
late was apPlie'V '
I,4 , s „ ripto re• c clion, 1
mow Proce" t° 44 . 11 :! "7 h e did.
Bm e coriecriop; '
~T.Y*,;,:4 •
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brolicd up t"