M'Kean County Democrat. (Smethport, M'Kean County, Pa.) 1858-186?, September 06, 1860, Image 1

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VOL.' 3:
ll'fican aunty . Monocrat.
TERMS: - - $l6O in Adiance
Rates of Advertising.
• 1 i. 4 .. - • ars months...:—.-.... _....
ono square of ig linos or leap, 3 insertidna,:.
glob, yobaequent insertion, ........,.......-. .::
nosiness Vara, trill! paper , :.. ' .
.. Rule or figure wori will 'be double the above ratee.
TWelve Brevier . type,or . eight lines nonpareil, is
rated a square. . • .
These Terms will be strictly adluired
Bustitcos iDtrertorv.
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Dn. M; A. SPRAGUE :would 'respectfully 'announee to the
•-• citizens orßmethport and yicinity, that be - has fitted'
up an office, and is prepared to attead to, all-business
• in his' profession. Artificial teeth inserted upon sek
entitle principle's, and so as to preserve the natural ex
::pression of the face 'All operations Ia Dente] Surgery.
- done in a'skiliful 'thanuer. • ' . .10tf
w,ould.respectfully inform the inhabitant?
•:./ of Olean and. surrounding: country that:he bogie
cated himself permanently inOlcan, for the practice of
his, prefessloni where he will be. prepared . to wait on all
who choose to giveldre a call. Office over 0, 11. Things.
Dry.(loods Store.. " :• . ; • • • • •
: Olean, mv . 12,1860.. ' . ' . 3-4
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A. F. Bann, Proprietor. Olean, N. Y: . Omnihus runs
• to an 4 from the New York and Erie Rail Road, Etiges
" for Suiethport and Cores.
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S. J :Osodon'Proprietor. Ridgway, Pa. This Itstel is
.now and f nraislied in niodrn stylo, has ample accom
.modationsi„ and is, in•all reSpobta, a First Class ROW::
* Ridgway; Elk Co. Pa. May:24, ISM ' . • • •
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Juthi Wets, Proprietor This house is situated hiilc
,'way betwedn Ecnothport and Olean. 'A •convcniont .
an commodiona hone I, attentive and obliging attend
. and low pricas.
.4111red,-May 17 , 1860....... •. . ~ ~.: ,'.- • • .. • '
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• . A. D. DAIIII4IC •
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Surveyor, • Draftsman Conveyancer,' and 'Re . al Estate
..!kgant., Saugthport, 111 , Reati county; Pa. ' •
:•• ' A.R. TAYLOR, •
Dealer in Dry' Gocidii Groceries, Pork, .Floir, F.ial
Rowdy-ldado Clothing, Boots and Shoes. Sinothporl,
Practical Mechanic,
Port•Allogheny, M'Kcau county, I'a, • . . •
J. L.
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- Estate Agent; 'Office, :Williamewille, Elk.co.,' l'enn'a
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'Chapin& Boyle, Esq's.,
Hon. Thomas Stratttersi
,E. Browqell, Esq.,.
-•ll4iri. A. 1. Wilcox,
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• •• CARVER HOUSE, .•• ': • -.
Juiix 11. uuta, Proprietor. corner Or Water'arai Hickory.
....Streets, Warren, Pa. .General Stagp °Mao . . • • - ,
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Fronting the "Public Square, Olean', N. Y,.. 7AM:4 ill;
I.i.rni..PrOpriotor. The Pobes Ilouseds entirely new
and built of brlck, and. is furnished in' modern style.
TlM,fpronrietor...llatters himself that his accommoda
tions are not surpassed by at& hotel in .Western New
`York, 'Carriage's' run toned from the New York And
Trio Rail Road..
ATTORNEY ET LAW; Snietltport, M , lican County. , Pa.,
•• Agent for Mosses. 'KeatinA Latidri 'Attends
espeoially.tolbo Collodion 'of Exanditation of
Land TitleA; Payment of. Taxes. 'amt.all busineas f rela-•
• Nog to Real Estate, . Office In liandinillook. '
" • •' • GREEN H 6 HOTEL:.
A.•WFunirr, Propriiiitinnt .I{lnztla, •Warren.county
Pa.. : 'His Table will 6r, nuppliell. with the
country allurdsond Itiispare . ,no accumiluting
Attorney and :Counsellor at Levi, Smothport, WHean
County,. Dust:toss entrusted to ads care for the
counties of APlCeun, Potterand Elk frill be promptly.
attended to Office intim Court !louse, • second 1106 r.
Physician and Surgeon, Eimethport, ra, wilEatteml .to
all•professional calls 'promptness. Office in Sart
well IllOck second floor, • ' • • • • •
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Wholasale anolliotal'Doalara in Staple and Fancy. Dry
tioods ' Carpeting; lioatry.ldado Clothing, and (loporal
FurniahingGooda, - Boots and Shone - , Wall and Window
ragor, lopkind.Glasson &o: ' M Olean: N. Y. : • '
lipiliETT 'HOUSE,
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Smotliport, ld'korin Co.;.Pa. ' D. I{ .Dusaarr, Proprio
• tot—opposito the Court muse. A new, : large, coin
modious and Neell.furniahed house. • ..•
JORN 0. BA 51037 11 115 10
Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Eimetlip i,7f an Co
l'a Will attend to all business table pr •'n iu tho
counties of rit Wean, Potter and Elk. °Mei.. 'Cr U K.
Sartwell & Brothers , Sidra.
• HACKNEY HOUSE; .' , .•
klornernt &nand and Merit , !areas, Warren, Pa.. 11
A. ISiianon , Proprietor. •Travoiera will find good ac
conintodationa and Inalienable charger'. . •
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. • .. E. S. MASON, . '
Boalor lei Stoves, i'in Ware, a'appaned War°, & e.,'west
' sile•ot tho Public, Square, Smothnort Pa; : Custom
' work done to ardor on the ehottest notice, and In 'the
most substantial manner. • . . .
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it, Lan.taws. Propriotor,—Aliegliony Bridge, M'l can
• Co , Pa. ~ This boueo is situated about nine miles from
Smothport on the. road to plean, and will be 'found a
convenient stopping-place '•. .. •
Ity T ooDWI,i. 1 . 13iE111011 . 1913 RI tuiltea about
• from Smotbport on lino road to Olean: Plenaure partio
and otlio:ngan bo accommodated on the shortest Notice
..• • W. S. BROW4ELL,
lioalOr in . Dry' Goode, 'Grocorles;.orookori,
Dhoti', Shoos. filto; Cops, Glass,
-}last side of .tho Public BQuaro, Smotliport;
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Sltlppon, it'Kenn - Co., Pa. •N: C. DYKE; ,Proprietor
A connnodkins andl woll-furuishod loin Se.. Strangers
• and taniolers will find good ncoininnodatliis.
E N do t i 11.3)0:Ltgr, :Proprietor, atrorf.'Allegahy, Tle
..Keau llounty, Thle llotel lexitnatad at the pine,
tion of the Bntethport AnttApegkinpßlver•toadmi nino
• miles east • of Elmothport. •-• • . • . •
',VIETIIP9RT,'III'KEAN cp.;. rti
w VASKELL :: : Propiietor.
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Thin !tore i well. ealeuiatod for the ecoonnneJlalleti
of the 'Ef,tvelling Public; hating, recenpy been 'tepalreil
and reennlabid. Gond Darns nil Stllbli3B. Charges .iea ,
,4611A1,10. Sta-ax for Olean, Shipp en and Ridgway. ,
Oinethpert ,) uly '2 ISO, - , , , .
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And - so this littleflower of ours muSt be Shorn
of some of its'superfluous . be . auties. ro
ses anirgeraniumsmust be pruned , sometimes,
and these nnent.silketprings, 'with the . geldee
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sunshine of three summers entangled' in their
meshes;thiust make the sconnintane . e'of scissors'
Grandpapa says so, and adds that if it
is not done shortly: he low plum boughs will
'make. another Absalom ,of. Robbie,' sometime
when . the blue . -eyed gander is intlipursuit..: •
Theie is no denying that the-curls need ti imy
ming; they are trio many and too 'thick, and
they make the little head droOP uneasily to one .
side like a.half-blown moss rose-bUd under the
weight of its. Own moss, and straggle sometimes
into.the mouth and eyes. Yes,. they must . be
cnt,.but it sees such a pity!. 'Little curls we
have 'twined around our fingers' when all, wet
from the morning bath; curls that our tears
have fallen upon - when'the- baby eyes were shut'
Cn'sleep—.ah! only mothers know how dear such
urls-are to mother's'hearts..
:'.Here are, the:scissors.' Robbie must sit very
still, now,while his hair is being cut.. • Why,'
sir, why do yousmile and look at me so. beam
ingly with your blue eyes? . How •dia you know I
that larn not going'to cut off that- saucy head,
of yours, with these great, sharp, cruel scissors?
p, holy faith of childhood!!. •If. we' Could only
trust eur God so irriplicilly !as:.babes :do their
mothers! "Except 'ye become as little children,.
ye shall not enter the kiqgdom of 'Heaven."..
Be. very still; now, while eomb out these
threads of shirting floss; The mother .iS . the
first barber to her boy; ~'no other fingers'. can I
performthe siveet office- so :gentlY! hut. when.'
fifteenor . twenty years have.. floWn, rougher
hands will comb .these locke, all bronzed by
sun and, winds. The. white-aproned; clean
handed barber will then arrange then . ] in
latest - style of trimming, pomading, perfu'—;
thy boy will not be a dandy!. by. these strong
limbs and the sturdy look' of those eyes—no. '
• B,uttO think the.down of manhood will gad);
er on the. cherry upper lip 'and ..on chin 'and
cheek,,dirnpled as•thotigh by.. the touch Of an
angel's finger! To think that this round neck,.
all alabaster, will be choked bp, with. ; a man's
necktie, and these lilp-bud, feet wilrwear, high
heeled hoots, and—. :Faired' 11. will not think
of it.' I cannot realize. that this. fair baby of
nainebut three summers out of Paradise, and
still, smiling in his,. 'sleep, remembering' what
the angels said, there.-shall ever' lie so. meta' .
And yet the•boy's babyhood is rapidly fleet-.
ing, and the severing.of. these ringlets seems
like cutting the : golden - thread that links his in,
fancy to his childhood.•- .oh, Robbie! I' can
eakyou baby' little longer. .YOu blue-eyed elf,
you are already rebelling against being' treated
as one.'. Youhad rather run,.now, alter your
painted tvgon,' than lie in.your rose-eurtained
crib, and hear. me sing of the..bahy whose cra
die Was in the tree-top, and:whose nurse was
'the wind. Youwill not wear your corals, .be
cause grandpapa says they. are, for 'babies,,not,
for ?nen; you had rather hunt hen's nests than
to play.bo-peep; and when I holdout my arms,
to' you,'es you stand in the .doorway, twirling
your hat.. you turn your head on one side 'like
a half-tathed bird, apercluori one's ffnger, while
your 'dancing eyes seem to say, "You'll see,
you'll see, Pll soon take flight." Pretty soon
you'll not believe - in': the wolf' . that; talked, to
Red-Riditig . -Hood,And will lose faith in Santa
, • I•cannot keep the bud in its Sheath; I cannot
stay the ..litle • harque that, slips so hurriedly
down thesrapid stream Of life. .Socin .the rill
will broaden into:a river, and the rearm of ro-,
rsei and Sunny skies will be passed, ..And`'the
' gold of these ringlets.shall be dimtned bj time,
'and the .roses perchance Arop froin those pretty
cheeks, and sorroW, and Sin, it may lie, cloud
the clear blue heaven of those innocent eyes. :.•
There! I ain . Crying.. grandpa would +low
laugh if his caught me, and say .
it was 'because
Wanted the curls to 'stay and make a . girl of•
his boy!. Sec! there are tears . . glistening in
these sunny clusters of hair like' dew • among
the golden-blOssomed jessimine vines, and'3 our
'eyes•are.looking at me With wide-opened won,
'der, and your'red lip beginning to
.quiver with
ready sympathy. Oh, Robbie! even if. the
p.. , 20 00
20 oo
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5 00
Ridgway, Pa
Warrant Pa
il _,Smethaorti Pa
ueua Vista, Pa
Worst should come, and. 1 .- should have to lay
'this:bright head
.with its locks tinder n'coffin lid,
and see the grass grow betiyeen my ;darling
and the bosom he•orice. slept . Upon, I should stilt
thank God for - having crowned my life With the
holy blessing•orrnotheihood; for it is • such lit-.
tie 'arms as these around our melts.; Robbie,.
that make us feel Strong..to . do, and to suffer; •
it's drawing:such little heads ne' theie
dose to our , breasts that Iceep the benne •of
some of us mothers from breaking.. . , •
. There! that •is grantlpapa'..s step
.upon the
stair, intl•the.,taskisjuSt completed—the little
larebl4 shorn. LOOk 'at.. this. bright heap of
glistening silk 'such as Peisian.lOom ne'er wove
into richest fabric.. Here is thep,,a . olden flecce”.
for yououch as never the loye 91 Medea sought:
You •dicfnot know - that such - a glittering wealth
grew on your little head----did you, blue-eyed .
•. No, you must not cluteh, it with those de-:
structive fingers. .oh—grandpapa- is Calling
you—let him see his little man; but leave. me
these—Thefirst curls.cut from my baby's head:
I will put them away, to. remind:me, :in other
Jai's, of his.SWeet lost infancy. • • .
`The Albany EtrWtig' . ' says: • A bd-
El-Katler, whose exploits are historic, but who,
during_ ate years, has been alinost lost sight of,
is probably about to' return, to'aetive:life, under
the guidance-af
Emperor Napoleon. Alid•Tf-
Katler was the chief who for fifteen'yearS, froth.
1832 to:IS:11, maintained ri struggle against
the Fiend' 'at Algeria. He .and his. Moors
were only overcome (Whist by an alliance .be,
tween Luis Philippe and. the Emperor . of
rocco. Defeated and taken prisoner, was .
held captive in 'France as long as' the French
Kingdom lasted.. Napoleon, after • his 'acces
sionto the Imperial throne, 'liberated ~.Abri=El
Kailer, treated him , with, kindness,. sent
him to the East. It is.now 'announced ;in the
Paris journals, that the Einperor has sent -hind:
the grand . cordon - the Legion of 11-Onar,
recompense for his: conduct' in favor of the.
Christians in • Syria, and that •Abd:El-Kailec
'manifests-his gratitude by proffering his servi
(Tr, for the suppression, of the atrocities. in
Alotint Lebanon,- asking only a force''of three
thousand triscips,- with w h ich he engages to le.:
sty re (Viler ja a very sliar,t •lijile. j. • • •
Cutting Little Robbie's Hair
Who is A:bd.El-gadeil
Intcrventioa in Syria
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The great Powers of Europe haVe 'agreed in
the affairs. of Syria, for the purpose of putting
an'end to the civil war which:wee' there be
tween the Rruses and:the Christian population:
.The paities•to thp ihterverition
ree of the French,: the 'Enrpeier of Austria, the
Emperor of Russia, the Prince. Regent of Prus
sia, end the QUeen of Great _Britain .and Ire
land.: The Plan of intervention . has been
assented to by the Sultan, with thellistinct
ervation that all the inoy,emente I - restora' ; 'oi•-•
derapd .maintain pence. in Syria, shell be con-'
((tiered in the name of his government.
; According to the of agreement} the
expeditiOnary force hilo'number notmore than
twelve :thousand men. Of this number .the'
Enirieror-of the PrOncletis, to: furnish 'one-half,
and 'it lestipulated that hp' shall - despatch his
,quota withbut delay. ShoOld alarger, force. be
necessary, the other, PoWers shall; in: a ...diplo
matic way, ariange 'among t h em selves whic h .
shall, after consulting With' -the,Sultaii, furnish
the additional aid necessary:to' restore tranquil
ity in thedistuthed districts. The Commender
. of the .expedfl innarY: forces is' directed
to enfet eomniunicet.ion, With the Extraordinary.
Comniunication6f the Porte, 'for- the 'purpose
of Combining ,the...meaSureS. .reqtiired, by the .
circumstances of the Case,'and. for' taking such
Positions as, may be necessßry to carry Opt *the
object for which the Great PoWers have arrived
at a common understanding. ' • ,
We' are thueparticular in placing before our
readers the cenditiOns.upod which the: •leading
'European Powers have agreed 'to intervention
in Syria, because we that the results of
that intervention: .will be the. engendering , of
jealousies Which ultitnately lead to a • fear
fulstruggle for' supremacy in the East. The
great hattleof Armageddon is yet' to be (Ought;
.and selecting as' e do all the plausibletheeries
of' biblical citieS,We hive an.intellectual
.con-viction that, within our own' tithe, .there
Elea desici ye:struggle between the : hosts. of
Christendom and - . the follewers Of.' the false .i
' Tim BEST WEALTII..—The greatest struggle
With-civilized men indliis.world is for wealth.
ThiS is caned dhe prime good, the one dhipg
needful, the.great desideratum of life.:.' So men
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toil for it; 'sacrifice ease;
.comfort health,• de
eive;cheat, defraud for it; give time, strength,
and too often good character for it. The truth
is, The.estimate put upon wealth is.te high. its
value, its good is over-rated. It is not the great.
good. It. is not . the - .pearl of great price. It.
does not confer, peace of mind, nor purity' of
heart; heartfelt
.hapniness nor contentment; nor
hems joy
° nor social blessedness,.nor any; • of the
solidandentlaring enjoyments. Wealthy homes
are not often happier then those of the poor and
comfortable livers: • Poverty is always an
but a fair. supply of the necessaries
comfoyts of life is quite as apt. to confer real
peace, as. great'Wealth; It is not gold nor
goods; therefore, that makes men, really weal
thy. The best wealth is of the heart,•an etr
lightened mind, a loyal,consclence, pure affec....
tions. ..He is Wealthiest . who bait thelargest
stock of wiidom,.vit tita and love.:-.whose heart.
beats With warm synipathies for his• felloW
men. The generous man who pities the unfor
tunate the pure man who resists temptation; the
. man Who clings . clasety to his family and
friericls;itlfe ptudious,man.who seeks instruction
in ,all thinp, are truly Wealthy men.'
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STATES.--A new stiinnlous,is likely, to be' giv-.
:en to American arehMolog,y by a discrWery al
leged to harp -been recently made some ninety
miles northeait of Fort §tanton, a Jong account
of Which has just appeared in the Fort Smith
(Ark.) Tirncs. We condense. The plain upon
which lie the .MaSsive relics of :gorgeous tern
pies and magnificent liulls, slopes gradually 'to . ;
warff' the 'river T ccor, .and is' very fertile.;
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crossed' by a gurgling stream Of purest water,
that not only sustainS'iich'vegetation, per-.
haps, furniihed. 'With . this. necessary' element
the thousands .who once,: inhabited. the present,
Wilderness. ,The city we's rierpaps.bUilt by a
warlike 'race, as it :is .quadrangular,. and. ar
ranged with skill, to afford. the - highest protec.
title against an exterior foe, many of the build,
inns on Me outer line being pierced Witk•loop
holes, as though , calculated for the use of weep
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Several. buildings are of Vast size,
of missive blocks 4,4 dark granite roc* which
Could only have beee.wrought to their present
condition by a vast amount.' Of.- labor. There
are the ruins of three , netile.etlifices; each pre
s.enting afront of three . hundred 'feet, made of
ponderous. blocks of stone, and' the deltipidated
walls, are 'even.. now thirty five••ftel:.
There 'are no partitions .in the area orthe mid
tile (supposed) temple, so that the room must
have been Vast; and there are also carvings' in
bas.relief and fresco work. Appearances justi
fy:that these ssilent ruins could once boast halls
as gorgeously decciraied by the 'artist's hands
as those of Thebes - and Palmyra.
.The build=
Ines are all loopholed on 'each 'side . much re
semblin that found in the old feudal castles of
Europe, besigned for theuse of archers. The
blocks of which these edifices are ceamosed.are
cemented together by a species of Mortar * of. a
bituminous character,- which has such -a tenaci
•tytha(vast masses of Wall have fallen doWn
without the bloeks being detached-bythe shock:
Tit; HEAT OF•tlin EA . .rate of
heat is equal to one.degree of.•.oahrenheit for•
every forty five of descent. . Looking to the
resnlrof sflc
,lrn rate of increase, it cask to
,see . that nt'sei , en thousand 't..Wo..hundred and
ninety feet from the surface.the heat . will.reae.ll
two himdred OffdlWelve , .flegrees, the - . honing
point of.water. At twenty five thousand. five
hundreirleet it will melt lead; at seven. miteg
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it Will' maintain.a"gloWing 'red heat; atl, twenty
one miles Melt gold; at seventy four miles cast
iron; at ninety seven Miles . softerfkon;:and. at
one hundred miles fiern the surface,all will lie
fluid as water = a . mass 'of seething boiling rock
in a
.perpe,tuallyMoltewitate, doomed possibly
never to - be cooled or.:crystrillied, :'.The : haat
here will exceed'any with
.Which, mankind is
acquainted;'.i: will exceed the heat of the elec
tric'apark, or the'effect Of a continued voltaic
current: The•heafwhich.nielts pliable as if.it
*ere wax la:as ice to it. Could. the. visually
observe . its.6fflic,to, our' intellect Would'.afiurd.
no means of measuring its intensity. :Here Ts
the region of perpetual the, the source o'f earth
figake. end volcanie - pow , .‘r.- . --Bre; St.t:ritce,.
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FrOm' a letter written by a young lady •• .4)
•Birston anil•deted Chinlepton', S. C., May 491
weineke the following extract:. •• .
lc We have' been strongly invited to•rrialce•
its: to the Varions, fine Plentatiois,, but lid'Ve
Only hatl•timelo go. to (hatof:Mr. Ilull,',whose
house,- Called 'Ashley Hall, is. 496 years old,
and whesieState consists of, 'some eleven hue
died acres. ' He Was 'very•palite - , and' took • tii
through-ids fitie.gattlen,_ on the banks-Of the
AshlekriVer, Which runs within ten or .fifteen'
rods of the baCk 'of the house. Here great.
live oaks unit magnolias, red codars:.'aud
cypressesitall . pine trees and doovoodHWhich
hefe - grovCs . ,to . the..sis.:'e of an apple•tree; and
covered with large White blossoms—are inter-.
mingled with the Most beauteftil floWers, Which
We.can *only .cultivate in' greenThouses. . Wo
went into the •negroes'. quarters, cot.sisting• of
some twenty white-washed" cottages, contain=
log generally.lint. ono - icon but of geod ,sVzo;
and On .the doorstep :of One of thern,:sat a • ner
gress hundred and-twenty-five years old.
She looked well, • but : seemed 'to • have lost
whstever sense she origin'ally . had,•ind; as.lllr.•
•Bull ' haafor fi fty years done • .nothing
bu sit in the sun ,as•is*fOund - her.?!.' • .•'' • • •.
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. rrAs the.ehildren's quarters,
confused serambling..toOk'place; and some ten
or twelve little 'negroes vanished under one of
the .bouses,,which',are raised On . ' posts. some
three feet from, the ground. '• Ode of . the older
ones was cooking the dinner of rice and veget,
abler' in the open air.. ' •;. • •• . •
“Everywhere, :within the, high - • fence; enclo
sing considerable Space, are the cottages be
longing to the negroes, and they can .sell Abe
produce of .their. gardensor poultry yards to
any ode,' they choose. - Nowhere
.have:l . Seen .
any indication of .-that . cruel. treatment; which.
is charged 'against slaveholders. :• Od the con
trary, they . show.' degree of indulgence to
wards the' idleness and obstinacy of their ser
vanta which plfr' northern fanatics could not
.intimate with'the first joint . of their little fin!,
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“Nat.only are the laws severe Against the
mal-treatment of negreqs, but- public opinion.
which has here:a chivalric warnithunknownin
our cold-climate, stands ever on the alert to
chastise any-'lnstance of cruelty.' or Wrong in
any 'share'against those simple beings who by'
nature,•as well as social relatiOns, are so peCit
liarly dependent upon their' care and protec ! '.
:tion. .I. always take peins.to correct,. vvlien
.OVer I have an opportunity, the idea which ex-
ists herp.of the uniiersality of the sbblition-.
ism at the Nort h; and assure them that it only
flourished in a - 'small bodY. of 'fanatics, :Whose
corriipt.bererts are at 'once the -cause and 'ex•:
cuss; if therels any, for the sour fernientation
of - their brains. Not however that people can
not mention politics, in social .gatherings, or
that they.ever allow-
. their. 'general - oninion of,
the. North to :influence their reception invid
ualsi they are, kind' and hospitable to a degree
that, makes one feel as if acquainted for years
With them." • •
A SER.GEANT, with about twenty-five soldiers,
had been *sent out some miles-fiern Fort lleft•
acne, New Mexko, to.guard, same stock - which
were sent out. tograze, when • uheipectedly
they found that the:party were Surrounded by
sationt • 40Q - hostile Indians. - The brave :end
skillful sergeant took. position on.ari 'eminence,
and by a yolley from the long,shootiog rifles of
his party at first drove off . the •saveges, who,
howeverk soon - rallied and Were preparing to
Storm the small party-on both - sides. The.sef
geant in. taxing his braid for, an .expedient- by'
which to convey intelligence of the desperate
peril - in which' his party, was plated, took
single dog' Which had actompanied the . party,'
fastening to his
,collar a nate. written - - with:-a'
penfil, inforining the coinmender at the tort of
his situation; took rCtin cup .-
,in • he put
Some. 'pebbles, Which was confined, With - a piece
of cloth over the top,. fastened it with a s 1 ring
to the dog's tail and - started the dog loose,
khoWing . that he yould,,in his affright, ruti to
•the fort. dashed wi,..11 :greatest -speed
to . Fort.Defiance; the nate was discovered' end
Straightway ;party was seat to the
resent.'arnlarrived just in time -to save , the
lives of the' whole party.' This Sergeant jtis,tly
merits'ecommisSion, which we' hope,- will be
awarded him by the,,President
• A. Gen. Ogle, Of;Pennsylvania, illiternte hut
strong minded, took a notion once to. write Mr:
Madison, then President - ofthe United States;
on. the manner in - which he shank! conduct pub
lie affairS. Haying: 'prepared •t he document
With as much:care, as it ,Col. I'. lire-.
pared his sPeech, the General shoved: it to Si- .
mon: Snider, tben Governor of that State, Not
being used to writing the . General, whenever
he• Spoke of himself, used a small Instead
'of a . capital .one. The Governor pointed out the
'feet, and careful of the Gekeral's feelings, 'told
hirrithat the style ef • writing had changed since
.they were.boys; mid that in writing-now-a-days
peopte used capital l's lristead of the smaller
: For e . .mement the 'general .was non
puSsed,.but soon. he remarketh"That are a fact . ,
Gov'ner,. but, ye 'see,'when writesto a great
Manlike the President, I make icy I's as. small
ns.pcissibie; . because he is a - greater 'twin than
writeteyou any .other man;
no• better than am myself, !se common.
sized ones; and when I.writes common folks
'not half so good as I and, by thunder buses. I's
two, inches long, for .1 Wants* them G. know
their distance." • • • r • •
wend] er.wise". are, you? We all iikti
to be4hought,?gpiodanthority?' en the subject,
and the following hints•may beyalnable: 7 -The.
colors of the.Sky'at partictilar- times aflard
wonderfully:geed guidance: Ic . ot.orily : ,,does a
rosy' sunset prUsage
. weallier;and a ruddy
sunrise . bail weather, but: there are . other lints.
.which ,sPeak with equal clearness and accuracy.
A brig'h't yellow in•ihe evening, ithlieates.wind;
a, pate yellow, : weti: a neutral: gray:eolor'con;
stitutes a fayorahle: sign in the evening, an un
favorable one in the' morning. : .
the Ootnls again are : full of :meaning. in
themselves . . ' If, their-form's are soft, undefined
and feathery,'the 'weather will be finet . it the
edge's are hard , sharp, definite, it Will be foul.
'Generally speaking, any deep, unnattizal.'htles
betoken wind'or rain; While the quiet and del?,
irate tints bespeak' fair:tiTather.'; ;Simple as
'these inaxiM4 ura,. the British FlOardOf Trade
has thought fit to them 'for the itte "of
sea Id ring' men. • , .
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• •
. •
Wo want no better rividence.of the alai rn, pre
trading the'Repuhlican ranks.inthie,State at Oct
prospect that the, union of the DeMocrtitiriparty.
'wilt seeure'the"electinaOf Itanil. luster; than.ibe.'.eitacks made 'upon that gentleman
Since the Meeting of the Democratic Committee
at Cresson. .All at once the ' Republican ..preei
has - opened its batteries of - denunciation 'and de- .
traction against our candidate for Ccivernor; and
Mr. Curtin has tieen Spurred Into activity, by
theelarrning progress that , General
. roster,
making, in the iffectiens of. the ,peitiple.; It., is
tno late,.gentlernen ; Republicansl. You :cannot
'stem the•tide Which . Carrying General'Foster
.into the Gubernationatchair—and:teast Or all
can you ' stay Its progress .hy the , . disreputable'
means you.have adopted.. If there - ii a man tin
the. State whose character .shoirld shield ,him
from the reckless 'assault's..of .politicitine, that
is . :Henry Foster.".., His life is, unstained by a
single act discreditable. ten public man. Where .
he.'is best knoWn he is regarded with unexann
pled esteem and affection.. 'We doubt whether
there ever was a.,, man' - Pennsylvania
'Who' attached to him; more. deyoted friends 'than
Mr. Foster... The Whole •Weeterri '.cOuntrys is
.ringing with his praise..:Vithout,ence 'having
done an'act to emir!, public applause;.withont
Using any of, the arts' or the politician Or: the
the demagegite, he has wori , suhstantial regard .
by his many high'and endeting' qnalities.' No
man ever dared to accuse him of an ungenerous .
or a : chain:meat action. It is 'well ',known that
his scrupulous lionestv , andthe generosity Of his ,
nature has 'absorbed the earnings of a profession
in which he' hits. no . , superior; and yet,Strange
to say; the leannessof his purse is the Principle.
accusation:which his .:enemies bring against
.Certain charges, haVe.be.en trumped. up,
tlirougli thus instrumentality of John' Covorle,
who,. instigated .by the enmity 'which little
men feel for—great' minds,,,attpmpted..to , torture,
certain testimony taken before the covotlecorn 7
rnitteeto,Gen.yoster's discredit;
monranioUnts to `nothing, except , so far as., it
disproves the insinuations that 'Mr.. Foster
ceived aid from Mr..-Witte to 'enable ,htm to
carry on the Congressional campaign. 'in •1858.
egainst Covocle.• has.been 'assistcdl4. his
political friends we do not see that:it would
tend to hie discredit, considering' thrit. - he was
running against a man who': could Spend hi
thousands Withciut depetting his well Glle
lithe-enemies of Mr.' Foster' expett to in
jureldm before the public they niust. use ilealt:
ier artilery than this. Ilia•ch4racOr is too:well'
established to gaffer from sucli , -*stiults.. You
must use some other weapon than a popgun to
kill an eagle. The. people have already taken
the Measure of : Gen: Foster; and pronounced .. it
uP•to the
,gubernational 'standard. 'Thai :are
alsOlolerably familiar with. the'career of
. Cof.
Curtin: They have•nave riot : forgotten his ion
.with . the 'Pollock administration, and
not feW persons have a . livid reccollec
•tion dome of his operations as • Secietary of
the Cornmonwealth. "lie was: nominated by .
a legislatiie cabal composed of men who uitder
stoods tbeir.oWn interests, and who never were
known to come out loseri at the end of the ses
skin, An 'atmosphere
.of distrust surrounds
him, which all. his' oratory cannot' dispel; His
political position is confusing and ' confounding.
having abandoned the American pati.y,' of
• which be was 'a prominent leader,. he -is obliged
. to ;swallow Lincoln and the fourteenth pliink..of
the Chicago platform with the bust grace that_
he . can. In so doing be be has •disguatted and
repalleilmday of his former' friends, who are
now his opponents. Theae eireumitanees hive all
conspired to weaken himbefoie the people. to
such a degree that we hazaard'hothing in spying;
that thousands of the Opposition in this State
Will:cast their votes in October next for Henry'
D. Foster, whose assailants may: as. well re
sign themselves to the fact—which. every day
.is Makin more .apparent--that he' will be
electedd ' oilernor of Penrsylyania.—llsrrishnii
KISSINCI CincinuMi Atlas
.relates tare folltiWing tick' inchlent:t.t.We
a friend—a .. bachefor:friOifL-v'ery fond of. the.
society of theladtes, but eittremety modest and
diffident withal.. ;A few evenings ; since he
weetto Make 'a :call.upon an acqoaintatice . who,
had recently taken , to himself a wrife, : yonng
and beautiful,' and as a. matter of cc . kurse,.ovcr-•
flowing with a ff ection for her huAband: - .. Now:,
this lovely wife °IA week,'like all . dther young
wives, could searegyaurvive the brief absence
of herfiusband for the - discharge 'of
nese; ; and always upon his returii met . liiin . up--
on the threshold and amothered With kisses.
So.hapPened when our triond called that - the.
husband .waS'alisent, was:4nonieutarily
peeled by the ',fond and anxious :she
heard' his foot fall.upop step, and appro.
s'n; itto be - her builiand, rushed fort!! tai meet
him; and he had • .scarcely laid. his -
the bell poi, before the„door lleW Open, and his,
neck was encircled by a pair of white' arms,
and burning kisses fell thick and fast upon his
tins and 'cheeks—while a, full and :throbbing
breast wals strained CO his! !fere was a try
ing situation for adillident man; and. our frond
came near fainting.on the spot; but fiariunately
the lady • discovered her mistake in season to
prevent such w.melancholly event, 'and he • GS- .
caned Iroin . the liciuse'rnore dead than
The last we saw of him . ,he was leaning against
a iree r fanning•hinnself with . his sombrero, • in
Order 'to recover strength to, regain his lodg,
neity; lend yonr, ears.: There is rid greater nui
sance in :modern nouSes thin that of 'the trans
mission Of sound Through thelta'rti-Walk.: Any
practical, inexpensive and efficient ineans - ,of
deadening ;sound will be a giNt .bonn..• Solid.
walls and solid-floors transmit sound in 'the
.higliestdegree.- The Metropolitan building act
provides that'all partitiions shall ho Solid and of
a certain thickness hoproportion to the •height
and length. flow fsthe evil to be - Overcome?
' 4, For eight year's,'" writes a, Si adieu* friend to
us, "P Imeorcunied. a • house in London: and
during, the whole of this time there. have been
neighbors hash]; young 'families.. 'Th'ey are
musical, and 1 must confessilahor moetlndust
riouslpat the . scalee.. Morning, pooh anti night
one or the• other of the ichildren. howls I y and
strums, dpnitrently without making ' pro;
cress." There is no adiject ion'toieig, " hbOrs'chil:
dren learningto,sirl;:6rgititeddie reversei,hut it
it mnst n y hjectlonable that the wall s should - so
;iptd!y• tr:attEtnit souiitls and render the
efforts so widely known. Soma persons , alvjaye
take a corner house ' so as to be free: from.. sue&
nuliancea on cind side 'lO, leaitcri :there ge. rem.
edy?. Tho late Mr. Cobbitt had some trouble et
Batmen! with certain flame, and yeaietribered
in faking down an old'palocirlloot a great ens•-
'ny years .hefore, vast • (Nana tiek Of cockle . =
shells fell out (*rani betVreen the . joints. Them .
had been-used in. plugging.. The idea was at.
ted 6poti. cockles were dredged end brogght,
cleaned and , dried,' and used, with a,
eflect. .The spacial Ibis produied
absorbed sotind.' Scne:highly collator texture'
maybe applied to 1414119, ceilings and flOors, ,
which shall resist 'fire or'ordin'ary decay, ultimw.
of finish; and yet deaden sound.'AVho' is to' is
vent and introduce Such materials'? They May
patent the invention. and 'Make. a fortune—if
they willonlY ebate the existing nuisance; and
enable us.to have solid parti-rvalls and fire '
proof ' floors, withotit being. columned 'to bear
What is going one up. stairs .and .in the next
Generni . Walker's ;mit .111eveniest,
A telegraphic !lespatch from New Orleans, irr
Vestoitlajl's Sun,'co'n6ineil the announcement
that Gen. Walker had landed with bis forces at
Truxillo, attacked.the town, cod' Captured it
iiiter a feeble resistance •on the part of =the
government troops. ' All whci read the despatik
must have wondered whit this last movement'
of Walker's means. It was already knOwn that
Ise had organized anew expedition' to operate
in . Central Actierica, but it was stippCiseti that
ho and his followers intended to make their
descent upon. the Nicarktian territory. :Wiry,
he tins clipsenjfieuhiraitui the seat of hid last
filibuster 'movement, is a - question involved et
present in tome mystery.
Our own opinion is, that his plai is fo elfreet
evolution in Honduras, sehere he had 'some'
riende, and. after establisynk his authority'
here to , miler the Nicaraguan territory ,and
teinpt the . ' overthrow of the ..Government
tru Kill°, where Walker . !ended, is the Prilkird'
poet . of Honduras; nn the Atlantic sidb. Its.
.pcipuliition.nOmbers some fourte live thoueind:
persons; and the harbor' iv.defeniled . Irp several'
forts.- With such rpeine . oldeftinee it is. r atvange
that 'party • mt with !' scarc ely any
resistance.: • Either their.ihruiing 'wits. Som= .
plefecurPritte, nr . thero was treason 'intone the
oiliceis in command of the •Hondireas. troops:
.Walker. will be tible:•tiv . .maintaitf.bisi
peeitent movement we do nnt,ltelieVei,:.an4 ifu
not improbable that.the . naval, forces. of 6CiriSt
Britafni iii the qu'ititer; will interfere in :bail!,
Of Honduras. * • ''•
'Honduras offers an inviting
,field for, filibuster
enterprise. It has on area of nearly 65,000
square miles; and a population unmbering over
300,000. "The ' climate, especially in .the
interior; is salubrious; and its mineral' , wealth,
comprising, gold,. silver, lead,,coPper and' scimo
precious stone, in very considerable. fin coten-,
sive forests furnish some of. the finest tinker,'
such is mahogany and cedar, for export. ft also
contains fertile valleyn, , and,ohounds in eattle
wich are slaughtered by the inhabitants for
.. . ,
The government : of. Honduras it fitepublicim.
It has a Legislative Chamber and a Sind*, tbe
members'of which are elected by the` people:
The two chambers elect the Preaident. There
is, so , far es we kriew, no . disecintent with : the
gevernment among the people, and! Hilly are
enjoying a• greater degree of comfort, Hiatt the
inhabitants of any others Central • AMercen
State. •Wo cannot, ~therellore, • believe that
General Walker, who has sorecklessly diatudied
the peace, und whose aim would seem to tie
plunder, will:find many partiiami `among the -
Jlendurans. Indeed, we hope Chat he Will new
meet the fate of abandit, and never rem*
again to disgrace the' country of his birth.
. .
. ye heard some.prayera whieh'yrere de
signed .to effect the hearetrather . than to . reach
Heaven: The 'following ehouraeteristie 'thee;
dote of John dlentlolph.isa keen rebuke 'of • the
practice. -.4 one of his spells Of yepentatteli
and sickness, he was visiterrhya ritinietert; who,
at his request, pveyod ter, and:with,lSTm. : The
minister bcigati in this wise; , • • •
'Lord, - our friend' is , -sick., " Thou kneurest
low' generous he is, to the pent and what emi
nent services he his rendered' to his 'Country,
and how !leis among tile r ' lionored and great
men•of the earth=" :-•• • • •'
•°, 4 - ..Stot, stop!" said .the impatient Randolph,
c‘no more of such stuff, arse the LiWil will demo
us bUt . • . • . •
W.II.AT WIC A IRE ?itADE o r: following nrfrom
an. article by OliverW. HOlmesi.• • If the :read-.
er of this 'paper lives *another year, .his self
'conciaus principle Will have inigrated.froni hie
prevent` tenement to another, tlikiewinateriali
.even of which arc not yet put together: A
portion of that •birly of 'which is to his,, wilt..ii
pen 'in - the .cern of his next
,barrest. , Another
portion of hii (Unite petson. he pitielbsikit,
'or Others will Purchase. for him, headed:Ali' in
the form of:, certain harieli of tiatetrien.-'4l
third fraction •itt yet - to r eathereil ihe
Southern rii!e;dield.• Thedinetts. with whkh,he
is then to walk .W.llllhe eimywißitlestr , borrow
ed from the teriailti 3 O( 'mary stalks lied pia-
tures, now • unconrions of their 'doom: The
very organs of sjussch withAvlaiehlie is to talk
50 wisely , Omuta() eloMtentli; fir *seek effect-.;
ivsly, must first serve his houthle brothren
bleat, to bellow anti for all the varied utterance
,of bristled Or - (fathered ,luirstyard lite, .The .
bones themaolvelare, - to' 'a greet , ettli:nt,
peso, and net .esre.• A bag of phorPhle 01 ;
whish;he has . ordered from Prof. Attars, for his
.contains'a large pirt Of What is to If.
his skeleton:, Ana morrilhan all this, and by
tar the greater part of. his bistlY; is' nothing. it
all'but water; the main' mibstance of his kit ! '
term; members . is' to be looked for in the' reser-
'voir, in the running streams at the bottnis of;
the' svell, in the cloud.; that :float over ; his head, -;
or diffused among then; all." "; • • ;
NO; 16.