The mountain sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1844-1853, July 21, 1853, Image 1
t I: "V. M r 111 . "V "N. W I J II II II I S II I II I VOLUME IX. LEOME ; Or, th Power of Early ImpTeMioa. Perhaps a more beautiful passage could be cited iroui any historian, than Xeuopbou's de scrtpuuu f the feelings of tuoae wuoae mtnu rabie retreat be had muise!' led tue reuiuaut of the rjuwwueU Tcu Tuouaand. After all tueir daugor,' ui.er ail tueir escapes, tujy at lengtu reacuuU tbe summit wf a auereJ mountain, au l '. the sea broke upou their mgut. Uttering a auout of joy, they daaued off their buckler ami rusu- ,ed w.ddly on. Souie laughed vitb delight, oth ers wept aloud iu .the f u.luosa of their bearta; while very una, faihug oa tue.r kuees, b.essed the oceau -across wuyse blue waters, like ilo.it iag sea birda.-tue memorials of their bouies came .ana fauued their weary bo u is.' There are lew. If iudeed any, who cauot syinpathisu wiib their feeuugs, tUougb they are beat understood by tiioae persona wao have watched tho. waves, uud fait tue breezes wuicu nuv-j beeu watted from a home from which they have beau iong and far jff .J, iB'l to which return te.-uis moa thau uuoUui. Tue strength aad constancy of local attach ment has been proved iu every aituaiiou iu life. Tue successful aui the unfortunate are alike . under iia iuffueuce. How otteu Uo tuoae, sur rounded by all that cau interest aud excite, pine after tbeir homes, lonely aud eeciadel tUouh tuey be ; and, amidst th cares of life, hjW Ujta the troubled aj ir.t .ook back to thj haauu cf farmer days Uie paths jo oittu trod, the aoug of birds autidat the old taUiUar trees, aui the 7ilu flowers heedleasly gtUcreJ iu g iy, cuiidua sport! I'uugU the re but tiiJ.s, tiiey are taiouj the deal eat treasarea of memory. Tbere are so iauy aiac;utioa wi:h tue scenes we love, toat, ttittr a loiig ubieuue, eeu the fci 41uwa of u ecibl.isuiaui, or tu removal of a fault, is aeen wita some degree of pain. Wo cm irtli nur ict the feeuLg of Ca i!ers, whcii i,, weut ou a visit tj his l itui-r's ujuj.', wht-re tryUiibg trougut back tue cueuiory of erly 4As. 'I proweeaeJ tj the xu:tuso,' hi says. ! rL-s.rki tuat the large j;ite 1 tbured uuder its touted d tulty ofopcttiog; aud this cir. uxa siauce brougUt the owUtt t.ine with a gusu of tuvleruc3.' A word, au alius. uu ra ijr brtog Irmtitk tv the tuiui tuo uioat vuli lacal ira; ress iouS. Ur. tiaa. of iuiU'ielpbia, taeut'OCS, iu cue of uia iutrvdutory lscturea that while at 5cb .cl ia Cecu. iu AirTuJ, it was a fiTrlte mu ; Mont wita him aud his schjlfellswii oa holLUrs. to go isto thj bf loug.tg to a ucghbcriug ; fr:ccr, to sae au eagle's ust, aud to watch her ' at the tiuia of iosubausc. -lue d iUghter of the ', liriaer used sometliuea tJ ucc tcpauy tuem. -Afier some yeara 1 d phased, the little girl gTew ! au aad married, aui, as it baj peueJ, settled in PLUaielptia. A hasgi t?ff, had cLiS ovtr j Xae-chovlocj'M-whea ' she aud Dr. Rusk now a- ( modioal ts.iwur, met again. la their chance j Interviews, those ear'y aenes were ofteu revcit- j t-1 to the pleaaaut walks, tlie romantic paths. ! and, s.boTe all, the eagle's uest in her father's tell. Furty yeara 4 d more bad gone since those merry days, beu ho was called on ns a i-hyaiciau to vim her. She was iu the lowest stage of a typhus fever at tho time. Aa Dr. ; Eu3k cutered the room, he c:ught her eye, and he suid, iu a cheer.'ul tone, 4The eagle's nest I' She was unable to speak, but .he had tiuiuhed tho right chord. She seized his bund, while h r couutcuauco expressed ull th i emo ions which lie h id awakened the home of her youth, her ear , ly c.-iaaaioaa and her friei:dt, a id all the iuno- I e'eut enjoymeuts of childhood rushed at once to ' h-T rtcoiect.oa aud produce 1 a reaction in h r stite. From that moment, the complaint took a favorable turn, and she le oered. So poa-. 82ifod waa she with the c n i.ti.n tht these i--g 0 wwda had eifected her cure that her first 8..1uuatiou to Dr. Rusk for cveut after waa : 'The ( eigie's neat ! j Dr. Ruak naeiitioDS another str'.king case, in ifhich u vivid recol.ectiou of home was sudden ly awakened, by which an immediate physical j effect waa produced. It was that of au old Afri can slave, who had been absent from his country for fi.ty yeara.- Hia long course of slavery bad iudueed a torpidity of uii id and body. Willi h.s master's leave he went to see a lion, which w s couducted as a show through the state of New Jer.-y. The effect was instantaneous. The ki h of Uie n ra 1 which he had been accustom- J ea o see in hi uative country brought oack all j its associations. Home, frieuda, and liberty. burst at once upon h.S recollection. The effect . W is truly marvellous, lind aud body at once ; relaxed, and he e ited bis feeLnga by jumping, j dancing, aud the most vehement acclamations. ! Dr. Brow u thinks it is the presence ot part of the readty which - awakeua such vivid impress ions, aad bri gs the whole before the mind. The plans ot fcir Joshua lUyno ds were at one time comp.etely upset by a casual circumstance.-, hi;u Mtius to accord "With Dr. Brown, theory. He had goi.e abroad for professional study, aud j h .d beeu abseut from tftgiauU for three years, When it chanced that he ueard an liuglisu a r, ; which the m in ig r of a theatre na 1 select, d iu j c uuplimeut to hi.u and bis compani. ua. Ii h p- i pe iU to bo oue wuicu.w..s so popular just b--.or he left Loudou, tuat go wti ere he wouid be n. ard , it iu the tu.a.res iu pnvale compau.ea, iu the , puohc street, otiU he waa euro to bear it. lie J had never heard it since.- He felt a btr.iugo emotion .s he listened. The home he had leu, , tho fnonrlt he loved, the HucietV Which he had i enjoyed, pil seemed to urge bia returu, and he set out immediately for England. Nothing, iu decd, brings ua back to former days more in 6taut than old familiar founds We all know what uncontrollable feelings have been excited by he Ham des Vaziitt, and tue sound of tho Scottish pipes Even tbe souuda that Uo u iu tee air waked by no m nstrei'a baud,' assume the tones of Some melody fiOa home.' While on the wide ueaa siiloxs frequeutly tbiuk they hear their village bells; and the author of jthen, cicutious hearing the chimes from bis native vil lage while travelling in the deaert. Simple ob jects are invariably those which nwaaen the most tender recollections; nay, their very insignifi cance, under some circumstances, enhances their effect. 'Whilst we were at dinner" says Capt. ricg, ia the miserable hut, on the banks of the Awatska the guests of a people with wheae existence we had before beeu scarcely acquaint ed, and at the extremity of the habitable globe a solitary half-worn pewter epoon, whose Lf.f-e v3 ff-diliar to viz, attracted our attcn- tiou ; : uud Vn "examiuatlou, ' we l'ouud it marked with the word ' 'Loudou.' I cauuot pass over thia circumatauce iu eiience, out of gnt.tu le fur t ie m iuy 1 aaut thoJgbta, tue Oixi u b pes), uud ttoatr roue.uorauoea it axvited iu u.' Ve ure tod o a Via.it w.iich Juuasou paid not long be ore hia d a h, wuiou gave hiui lufiuite delight t waa to a hi.iow trte t L c i&eld. of which he had be.n very fond iu Ida boyish days. Macauicy, iu tpe ikiug of local attuebment s iys tuat it 1a generally fuuud strongest iu great uuuds. He quotes from Lord Clive'a letters to snow how, iu the sueuea of excitement and gran deur, bs beart yearned after home. '-If I should be a j far bleat," says he, as to revisit again my ovu couutry, but more especially Manchester, t.ie ceutre of ail my wiahea, all that Ioould hope for or desire would be preaeuted before me iu oue view." lie tehs ua how powerfully Warren ilaatiuga waa atcacbed to the seat of his ancea tora at Lyltf3ford, iu WorceateiBbire ; the fami ly being uu.tb e 10 keep it up had sold it to a ui rohaut of L u I jii. si icauiey goes on to say : -l'ue duly st-ei lg the lauds which hia ancestors h id oucj poseaed, aud which h id passed into the h tuia of bt.'.mgers hded hia young brain wiib wild fancies aud projects. Oue bright summer day, Ihe boy tb-n juat aeveu yeara old, lay ou tue uauk of the livu.et which tlowa tbro' the oid dotuaiu of hia house to join the Isis; there at threacore and teu yeara later, he told the tale rooe ou hia uiiud the scneiue, which, tbrough ali the turus of his eventful career, was never ub. uioutd; he would recover the cat.ite w.iicu bid be.uuge l to h.a father he would be iiaUiiigs uf UayieforJ. When, under a tropi c sua ua rule t buy millions of Asiatics, hia i.o,ea, uiUtdat all the cares of war, finance, and 1 gis at.vu, stiU puiuiedto D iyltaford; and whea h.a loug public Lie, so siugu:.ir!y chequered with goot and evil, with glory au i obloquy, li;id at .e ijiiu cloeU for ever, it was to Iayi sford he rvi red to d.e. It is, luii-ed iuott affecliug to see tue home which h ia becu balloweJ by atfec liou, a. id eudcared by the earacat recoliectioua, p is luto the biuda ot straugra. Poor Cowper, iu h:syou:h, hid tuia to Uuicut ; it had never o;cuir-d to biiu tuat tLe glebe nheie his father lovd beiougei to tle pariah rectory he beld, and was not Li uwu j.rojitriy; the sorrow he felt Wueu ue touui it was about to be inhabited by au t.ier, ia so affcctioly touched ou by himself, tu..t it suoul i O j giveu iu uo oihL-r wvr.ls: '-l'here wai ueiiber tree, uor gate, nor stile i.i all that Cja.itry, io whieu 1 d.d not i'eul a relation ; and toe bojje itse.f 1 preferred to a palace. I was seat for froiu L juJou to attend m father iu his laat i.ur-a, uud' be died juat before 1 arrived ; tbeu, au J uot tdl tueu, 1 felt, for the first time, tuat I aud my uative place were )isuuited for ever. 1 aigUed a long adieu to fields and wooda froui whicu I once tu ought I should never be parted, uui waa at uo time so sensible of their boauiiea, aajua'whvn I had left them all be hiud me, to return uo more. :' The early hauut of imagiuatlve persons influ ence to a great degree tueir delightful reveries the soiituie in wbich fancy bad full sway the woods, wheie the musea were first heard the streams from wb isepure founta.nj inspiration was . rat iui' i'jed, are worth all the fame aud f i'iuue tuat later years cau glean. It i.a beeu told, uud ou goou author. t.., that when tue Mar qu s of Weiltsiey was an old man, after he had b ;u governor ge leral ot India, aud bad filled oue ol ihe higticat ministerial ofSc s iu England, he one d iy weut lo the Now Forest. Sixty yeara h id e.ap.-e l since he bad beeu there last, out its Bi0.i.-a wvr! never to be forgotten. It was there uo ua 1 met one whom be had passionately lov ed, ouj who- had loudly returned hi affection, and wbo b id uied iu tue brightness of her yt.uih. The lustre .and nctiviiy.-vf a long life Wore forgotten iu uie dearer recollections usso c ated wiiu the eceuca of these early loves; ev ery uiur.mig be drove to the immediate iietgh bvi'no d oi tu; abwde where they had beeu do-lac-'.i.'ute I, and there alighting from hia car-l-.age, ho would wau Jer tnrougu. all the ' paths th.y u-ed to tre id, to feel too deeply thataiubi t.o.i ia i.o cure lor love " - Ward Leila ua, tuat the Hindoos ' are very strongly attached to tlieir h uuesteads. Though t he id of the fain 1 be einpi:yi;d iu a distai.t part of tue country, th mgh tbe boiiiesteads be a ojost iu rums, tuey eiiiig still to the family in heritance With a fouJuess Dorderiug on super btitiou. Tempted by the intense love of home soldiers and sailors uave often deserted, ruuuiu fearful risk of detection, which indeed they do nut often escape Criminals, in their longing. aiter home, bave ventured from tueir places o. concealment, uud have thus f.ilien into tin hands ofjust.ce. (Jo v. Wall, after be had heei indicted for murder, aud apprehended, coutn veU to malte bia escape to the continent, wlier he bad leiuaiiied for many yeara. l'art uf th tune he peut at Naples where he was receive' ' into toeCbcat society, uud treated with grea kindness; a 1 ui ig to visit uo.ue, h6.vever, in due d Li u to .oroeo the ad.a iiages of security a iU social intercourse, be returned at ad risk? lleie he liugered uuJer a fictitious uaine, in ut ter seiuTiou. At length wearied with coustan rest raiut aud loneliness, ami buoying himself u4 w.th hopes ot au acquital, be gave inuia-lf up lie was tried for uiurUer, found guilty, aud con dim ted his last days were spent iu a dungeon ind he died by the hands of the commou exe cUv.ouer. Iu the heart yearning1) after home, the health very often gites way, tatai symptoiua come on, an 1 dealu ensues. Tins melaucuoiy disease, knowu us the.iaui da pays, baa beeu so common aiujug the Swis uud tue Highland soldiers, ua to favor the belief tuat ita attacks were confined to the natives of inountaiuous districts; but it is an ascertained fact, tuat the disease has occur red among the couscnpta iu the French army, whose homes had beeu iu towns. Mr. Duiiiop mentions the case of a London pickpocket who was laboring unier it at the hulus. -Female servants who had left their rustic homes aud occupations, to seek for service in Faria bave beeu fouud in the hospitals of that city laboring under the Mat da Fays. Sailors during long and uufortuuate voyages, have suffered severely from the complaint. When homeward bound at the very moment when- their fondest hopes appeared realized, , when about to revisit borne and enjoy the desired meeting with friend3 they were again pressed into the Bervice, and carried far from home and all they loved the disease has often in such cases resulted in cal enture; a kind of mania, under which the ima gination pictures amidst the waves - the green eld3 cf homo, the trees, the well known paths "WE GO WHEJE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES POINT THE sometimes the cottage wnose roof shelters all tuat is dearest appear within the dreamer's grasp, aud transported by the illusiou, he casta bimself among the biuowa. .Among all the mis er.ea of their tut, tbo poor negro slaveajr pe culiarly subject to the fatal heart sickneas, they have beeu frequently kuown to commit suicide; uuder the iuipresaiou that, when freed by death from slavery, they would be transported to their e-ry homes. - - J no mal du pays utterly baffles medical skill. K i du-sa has its salutary effect iu ' keeping off tuw iatal diseu3e, or iu preventing ita spreading, for it sometimes spread like a contagious dis order. In regiments which are commanded by barsu aud uuieomig officers, it has been known to prevail to a great extent. Medicine, instead of relieving aggravatea the symptoms. The only cure whicn ever waa, or probabiy ever will be found for it, ia the prom.se of a speedy returu to home. Tue mgical effect of this ia known to tuoae who have uud an opportunity of watch ing tue progress of the complaint; they have beeu it to revive those who were reduced to the last extremity Zimmerman telia ua of a young studeut at Cioitingeu, who endured ucb anguish while sepai ated from his home, that be fell iuld I this disease, ami bfcatue aa it was supposed, a confirmed bypochoudruc. He was so thorough ! ly iiuiueaseU with the idea, that if be errn mo. ved be would break a blood vessel, that uo en treat. ea could prevail ou him to stir. When told that arrange in euts had been made for his immediate reti.ru home, every bad syuiptoia vanished, as if br mgic; be tustautly jumped j up; be traversed the length aud 'realth of toe i iou, to take leave of hie friends. The moat J deepeiate vasea cured iu like niauutr are on re- ' cord. There are, indeed, iustauces of the pow erful effect of local impressions iu every form of disease. There ia not oue which could be na med, where the patient's life would uot be en dangered by removal, in wbich the physician, to give him a last chance, has not recommended hia uative air uud eceuery; and their eiheacy baa beeu o'teu found all-powerful wheu every thing else has failed. There is not a day of our lives wheu we mi"ht not be led to acknowledge the inhuence of local impressions aa a part of our very nature. - The affection for home seems to hate beeu beneficial y inspired to shed a bles- j s.ug on every lot; the most bleak and rugged . home is ua.dear to ita inmates as the finest laud- ! eoapea arOMo those whose destiny places them among them. "Home is home, be it ever so homely," ia a common adage that conveys a world of meauiug, although it may be sometimes exemplified iu a mauuer to make ua fmile. A servant that his master had takeu over from Ireland to Loudou was asked what he thought of. that marvellous city. "It is a fine town, to be sure." replied he, "but it's nothing to Skib-berce-." . ... Memorials are scattered here and there, which tetl how the thoughts of a long absent oue have been in the home of hia fathers. We were much interested by an account of a faithful servant, who was leav.ug the service of a cardi nal iu Rome that be might puss the rest of his days iu hia uative village. His master, wishing to give him some substantial, proof of the esti i aiou iu which he held hia long-tried fidelity, desired bim to name any article iu the palace which be would like to take with bim. The ser vant declared bia choice ; it waa the picture of our Saviour's removal from the Cross, by Ouido, I at which he had oiten looked iu the cardiual s gallery. It was what he would bave he would present it to the church of his native village. Tue good cardinal was Somewhat confounded, but hia promise waa given, aud he allowed the picture to be takeu away by the servant ; aud iu the little church of the remote village of Pe tit Uernaud, in a wild secluded valley, this noble speimeu of urt, by one ot the first masters ia to be fouud. Overdoing it. A well known Methodist minister, who was travelling ou horseback through- the State of Massachusetts, etopped one noon on a sultry summer's day at a cottage by tbe road side, and requested uoiue refreshment for himself aud beast. This was readily granted by the worthy New England dame, so the parson dismounted, and having seen his horse well cared for, enter ed fhe cottage and partook of the refreshment which was cheerfully placed before him. For some time past there bad beeu uo raiu, and the joutitry round seemed literally parched up. Tho iiinistcr entered into conversation with the old idy, and remarked about tbe dryness of the -season. "Yes," site replied, "unless we have rain soon, all my beets, cubages and cucumbers vill be good for nothing, and 1 tbiuk that all the aiuisters ought to pray for rain." .The Worthy "vine informed ber tbat he was a miuieter, and that he should be happy t comply withjiier wish. e accordingly knelt d iwu aud prayed ferveut y that the gates of Heaven might be opened, hat showers might descend aud refresh tbe - irth. He theu arose from his knees, and hav g kindly thanked his hostess, bode her good lay, mounted his horse and departed. But he i ad not been gone more than an hour when the -louda began to gather, and a tremendous ehow r of hail and rain descended, and with such . jrce aa to wash the coutents of the old lady's garden clear out of the ground. "There," said iiie, that is always the. way with those tamal lethodists, they never undertake to do anything aut they always overdo it." Spiritualism vs. Common Sense. The Spiritual Harbinger one of the sublimely ridiculous advocates of spiritualism and rapping ism has tbe following sublimation of nonsense : In the twelfth hour, the elorv of God. the life of God. the Lord of God, the Holy Procedure, j shall crowu the Triune Creator witb the perfect disclosive illumination. Then shall the Creator, j in effulgence above the divine serapbimal, arise ; into tbe dome of the disclosure in one compre hensive revolving galaxy of supreme beatitudes. The Caynga Chief thus aptly responds. Then shall blockheads in tbe jackassical dome of disclosive procedure, above tbe all fired great leather fungus of Peter Nip-ninny-go, the Goose berry Grinder, riae into tbe dome of the disclo sure, until co-equal and co-extensive and conglo merated lumuxes, in one comprehensive mux. : shall assimilate into nothing, aud revolve like a I bobtailed pussy-eat alter the place where the tail was. . , One is quite aa intelligible as the other ; in deed, the resoonse, if anything, - has the tno9t spirit- :- " WAY ; WHEN THEY CEASE TO LEAD, WE CEASE TO FOLLOW." J, THURSD.HV JULY 2, 1853. A BfiAUTIF JL STO&Y. BETTER TUAIV DI UIO.VDS. ""- - t mum ' - . i - I vr.ittaud!og In the broad, crowded street of a large city. It waa a cold winter's day. There had been raiu ; and, although the suu was shin ing brightly, yet the long icicles hung from the eaves of the houses, aud the wheeia rumbled loudly .8 they passed over the grouud. There was a clear, bright look, and a cold, bracing feeling in the air, and a ten, northwest wiud, which quickened every step. Just then, a little child came running along a poor, id clad child ; her clothes were scant and rhreaUtaTe; she had no cloak aud no shawl and her little bare feet looked red aud suffering. She could not have beeu more thau eight .eara old. She carried a bundle iu her hand Poor little shivering child ! l.eveu I, who could do uoibiug elae, pitied her. As she passed me, her foot wlij'pei up w the ice, aud sue fell, with a cry of pain ; but tue held the bundle tightly in ner hau l, aud jumping up, although she limped sadly, endeavored to run ou aa before. "Stop, little girl, stop," ai J a sweet voice ; and a beautiful wuman, wrafpel in ft huge khawl, aud with fura ad around her, came out of a jeweler's store close by. "I'uur lima child." he said, "reyou hurt ? Sit dowa un thi tep and tell me' How I loved her, aad how beauti ful she locked ! Oh, 1 cannot,- aid the child ; 1 cauuet wait I am in such a hurry. 1 have beeu to the tbie maker's. i.d mother must finish thie eorit lo-nigut, or she will never get auy more shoes to bind." To night," aaid t-e beau tiful woman "to-night !" "i'es,M bail the child for Ihe stranger's kind manner had made her bold "ys, lor the gnat b .11 to-nigbt ; and these satin slippers must be spangled ; and " Tli l.Lji.tit ..i .. . I. ... i n. r the child's baud aud unrolled it. You do not 1 i i u.. i... i i uv wuj u jac iiusaeu nan tueu turueu i -. k... f ...,. i t. t. i - - - ii. . , tuai ou the iLSide of a slinner 1 saw a name a la- I dy'a name written ; but 1 shall uot tell it. "Aud where does your mother live, little girl ?" So the child told her where, and then she told her that her father was dead, and that her little baby brother was bick, aud that her mother bound shoes that they might have bread ; but that sometimes they were very cold and that her mother sometimes cried, because she had no money to buy milk for her little sick brother. T TLZ i r . .I i a Aud then 1 saw that the lady a eves were full of ru,.r . ... r.,11 . JJuL .Z.Ul i tears ; and she rolled up the bundle quick! v. and gava it back to the little girl ; but she gave her nothing else uo, uot even one sixpence, nnd, turning away, went back into the store from which she had just come oat As she went away I saw the glitter of a diamond pin. ; Presently she came back, and stepping into a handsome carriage, rolled off. The little girl looked after her for a moment, and then with her little bare feet, colder thau they were before, ran quickly away. 1 went with the little girl, and I saw her go to a narrow, damp street, and into a 6mall dark room ; and 1 saw her mother, her sad, faded mother, but with a face su sweet, so patient, bushing and soothing a sick baby. And the babe slept ; and tbe motl er laid it on her own lap, and tbe bundle waa unrolled ; and a dim caudle helped her with her work, for though it was not night, yet her room waa very dark. Tben after awhile, she kissed her little girl, and bade her warm her poor little frozen feet over the scanty lire iu the grate, and gave ber a little piece tf bread, for she had no more ; and then she heard her Bay ber evening prayer, and, folding her tenderly to her bosom, blessed her, and told her that the augeis would take care of her. And the little child slept, and dreamed oh, 6uch pleaaaut dreams of warm stockings and new shoes ; but the mother sewed on, alone. And as the bright spauglea glittered on tbe aatin 6lipper, came tuere uo repiuiugs iuto the heart ? Wbeu ebe thought of her little child's bare, cold feet, and of the scant morsel of dry bread, which had not satisfied her hunger, came there no vis ions of a bright room aud gorgeous clothing, and a table loaded with all tbat Was go d and nice, one little portion of which spared to her would send warmth aud comfort to her humble dwel ling ! If such thoughts came, and others of a plea sant cottage, uud of one who had dearly loved her, and whose strong arm bad kept want an 1 trouble from her and her babes, but who could never come back if these thoughts did come, re piuiugly, there came also another ; and the wi dow's minds were clasped, and ber head bowed low, in deep contrition, as 1 heard her say. "Father, forgive me, for thou dost all things well, and I wilt trust thee." Juat then the door open ed softly, and some one entered. Waa it an an gel ? iier dress was of spotless white, and she moved, with a noiseless step. She went to the bed where the sleeping child lay, and covered it with sort, warm blankets. Then presently aire sparkled and blazed there, 6uch as tbe little old grate had never kuown before. Tben - a huge loaf was upon the table, and fresh milk for the sick babe. Theu 6he passed gently before tbe mother and drawing the unfinished slipper from her hand, placed there a purse of gold, and said. in a voice like music, "Bless thy God, who is f tbe God of the fatherless and tbe widow" and j she waa crone : oalv. as she went out. I heard her say, "better than diamonds better than di amonds !" What could she mean ? I looked at the mother. With clasped hands and streaming eyes, she blessed her God, who bad sent an An gel' to comfort her. So I went away too ; and 1 went to a bright room, where there was music and dancing, and . sweet, flowers s and I saw young happy faces, and beautiful women, richljr dressed, and sparkling with jewels ; but none tbat I knew, until one passed me wbose dress was of simple white, with only a rose bud on her bosom, and whose voice was like the sweet sound of a nilver lute. No spangled slipper glittered upon her foot ; but she moved as one tbat treadeth upon the air, and the divine beau ty of holiness had so glorified ber face, that 'I felt, as I gazed upon her, that she was indeed an angel of God. ; gQy"Do yoQ 6ce any thing ridioaloas in this wig V" said a brother judge to Curran. Nothing but the head," he replied, 1 i- - . i a aW a aJ " . ggy-'Jamie, says one honest Irishman to another, the first time he - saw a locomotive--What is ! that snorting baste V Suie,' replied Jamie, ! don't know at all, unless it is a steam boat splursins'alcns to get to water- Reception of President Pierce. His Speech. Baltimobb, July 12. The President, accompanied by Secretaries Guthrie. Davis aud Campbell, arrived at bait past five o'clock last evening. They were met at the Dept by an ininans jcomourseof citizeus and a large turn out of the military, who escort ed bim to Uaruum's II jtcl. The I'resi leut rode n a white horse. He was eutbuiiatically re ceived all along the route. The President waa introduced by Mayor Hopkins, who made a brief addresa, in which be tbauked the people lor tuia enthusiastic reception. Secretary LUvis aud others also spoke. The following is the nubetanct of the Presi dent's epeech: Mr. Mayor and Fe'JoTC Citiztnt rf tKd CV jr e Baltimorti My heart is I ull. and it woul 1 Le difficult to expres the db tu of feeling wi:b which t Li cr lit wvlcoiue h- impr'i m. Cheer-.) Vou r ci liens by th r putial f ieui sii.p aud more thau generous c-nn Jro.e, prti cusiy lupoid ou tue a debt of gratitude, which years devoted to the iuteresU ul h uor of our common couutry cau acarcely cauceL (Cheers.) To be thus surrounded by population uot Icaa dislioguiahed for its chivalry thau for iu patri otism, is peculiarly gratifying and among the peasant memories suggested by the occasion, who can fail to be regarded where the banner of unbridled aud unqualified religious tolcratiwu aa first freely given to the breeze. You can not be in such au atmuaphere without feeling its vivifying iufiueuces. Every ma who has a patriot's lungs must feel it, because every man kuowa that religious toleration lies at the fjua datiou of civil liberty. (Applause.) No tranaieut traveller cau enter the city with out being struck with the evidence of enterprise hfS V", meetya I eye. vwiuiui. baa stood forth proiuiuenf in that astonishing progress of our country, which may be truly said to have outmarched all pro- j pbecy. Her great advautagea in a commercial point of view, have, of course, always been marked aud apparent, by ber commanding geo graphical position. 60 far as internal' improve ments are concerned. This was forcibly alluded to by Geo. Washington as early as 17Uti, and is only beginning to be appreciated even by your selves. As the great West pours iu ita bound less resources at tho bidding of your enterprise. ana tbe judioious appUcatiou of your mea-s ! .i i . , , ose internal improvements, which leave t to the destinies of Baltimore aa one of the great cities j of ' the world, no mater , bi donLt (Cheers.) But after all, it 18 not the iucreae of your pop ulation and wealth, the augmentatioa of your shipping interest, your crowded depots teeming with products ox the agricultural and mineral wealth of the interior, the erection of splendid edifices, arising aa it rere by magic, nor all these combined, which chiefly engross tbe thoughts of a patriotio citizen, and give bis pulse a quicker and prouder throb as he enters your environs, and sees tbe monuments at a distance. Tbey may crumble ; that ia their destiny ; nay, they will moulder and mingle with the common earth, but the inspiration of the deeds of valor they commemorate, which saved yon from the pres ence and the shame of tbe tread of a foreign sol diery, v will perish never! (Applause.) Who shall say, what has been the extent or power of the example of aelf-aacnncinj heroism which sigualized the defence of North Point and Fort Ueury in 1814? (Applause.) It was a dark aud trying hour ; we were perplexed, but not in despair cast down, bat not destroyed when your example aud prowess re-animated courage j and confidence everywhere, it was felt tbat that shield ot protection, superior to a.'l bum an pow er, aud always recognized by our fathers during tbeir great struggle, was still over us. - - Let us remember and acknowledge it with grateful hearts. - Who shall say, especially, how much your monuments for those who fell, and your reverence and affectionate esteem for those who survived the conflicts Of the nuxious days aniauigbts to which I have adverted, have had to do with the free and g iliint libation of Mary laud blood upon so mauy fields of Mexico ? Ap plause.! Tue fathers of the Revolution taught their sous tbat they owed their first duty to their ouuiry a duty not to be avoided, but to be ; cheerfully fulfilled iu the face of all consequence, and at every hazard, lias not the Almighty blessed to us, their descendants, their example, their experience, aud their lessou. Nobler praise cannot be bestowed than to say that no State in j the confederation baa furnished a more impress' is- ive exemplification of tbe power of that teaching than that before whose people 1 have now the honor to stand. Applause. J "Mr. Mayor A pleaaaut incident at this mo meat cornea back to my memory, to wbich 1 may not be censured for adte ting: Soon after tbe bark Kepler anchored with a portion of the 9th infantry, near trie castle of San Juan de Ulloa, about jiio SOtb of June, 1817, another transport came lo anchor within a cable's length. We could not discern the ship, but iu a few moments we heard peeling from her deck the stirring notes of The Star-Spuugled Banner.' The effect was electrical ; J thought, probably from association, that the ship was from Baltimore, arid the fact verified the inipressiou. Boats were lowered, and friendly greeting commence t between tbe sons of Maryland aud New England, which I trust may never be interrupted." Tbe President concluded with immense ap plause. . Great S term in 2Tettr York. . New York, July, 12. Yesterday evening a terrific thunder storm with lightning, occurred,. Many buildings were struck, houses unroofed and demolished- The ' Crystal Palace was flooded with water, and some of toe glass was broaen. a new irame puuuing near the Palace was blown down, and three work men were killed, and several others injured. A brick building on the North River was blown down, and a man named Charles Flynn, who waa passing at tbe time, was crushed to death. Tbe storm was also very severe at Williams burgh. The steeple ef the Rev. Jifc, : .McLane's Presbyterian Church was blown down, carrying with it a part of the roof. The dwelling of Mr. Johnston, adjoining, was also greatly damaged. The steepl of the Rev, Mr. Porter's Dutch Re formed Church was also torn off and fell across anadjoininj dwelling, ' . ' Many other buildings were d&a&ed, and the loss isheavy. ' ' .-' ' . " Influence of the Hind Upon the Body. A large body of aailora resorted to Sadler's Wells theatre one night, and among them a man who waa deaf an 1 dumb, and bad hern o for m nr yeira. This man aa placid ty Ida ahif in ites iu the frat row ia the gallery. Crimidi was in great force that night, and although the audience were in one roar of laufcbtrr, nobody apeitrvd to enjoy the fun and humor anoretbaa ttm poor frllww. As the ecea prfrrt-i. Gr in i! !.' tricks and jvki-s became still taore ir levtible, nd at lengtl afur a vlUnt pel ef lauphter and ai i lu -, wLlcb !.ok tLe theatre, io vifub the dumb nta j -iud mt btarttly, be ul lenly turcr 1 to Lit mate & st Bext to bin nd cried out with tnecb ;! wfct dmBel funny fellww V W by Jack,' shote-l tbe ether etarting bak with ur.nar. eaA ya apeak ? ! eak, retume 1 Ihm ctbr, mj, that 1 eaa, and Lear, too.' The rua, wboa preJ ae la te ligrat aad weM-hcbave-l fallew, aai4. tbat ia the earlier part ol biahfe be Could butb speak ad Le.r very !, aad tbat he aVrbuted bia detTivatioa of the two aeoacs to the Intense heat uf the sua ia the quarter of tbe world from wbicb be ba J recently returned. He added, that Le ha J for a lung time flt a powerful anxiety to express his dalight at what was passing oa the stagr. and tbat after some feat of Grim alii', which struck bits as particularly amusing he bad made a strung effort to deliver his thoughts, in wbich. to his great aatonisLmenU no leulhia that of his comrades, be succeeded." Wbea Urimaldi, worn out by premature eld. age. was almost dej rived of the use of bis limbs, o as to be scarcely able to stand or walk, he was visited by a friead, and when, with much difficulty, he had descended from hi bedroom to the parlor, his friend informed him, with great oare and delicacy, that bis son was dead. Io an instant, every feeling of decrepltudi and bodily weakness left him, his limbs recover their origiual vigor, all his lassitude and debil ity vanished, a difficulty of breathing, under which he bud long labored, dis tppeared," ana 1 fm .hU he WJL th un ber, tearing, without tbe smallest difficult v. I up a flight of stairs, which, a quarter of an hour i before it had taken him ten minutes to climb. He hurried to her Bedside, told her that her son was dead, heard her first exclamation, of grief, and falling into a chair, was once again aa CU feebled and crippled old nun." . - "At the siege of Buda, that city bad suffered frcm the effects of a long conflict, and the inhab itants had experienced tbe miseries of fatigue, bad provisions, and anxiety of mind. The sour vy bad also made great progress among the be sieged ; tbe place was on the eve of being sur rendered to tbe enemy, when the Prince of Or ange introduced letters to. the men, promising them speedy assistance, a medicine which was represented to possess wonderful effiacy, end to be almost beyond price, was forwarded for. tha use of tbe garaison. - Three small vials contain ed this precious panacea were given to each physician ; this stratagem was completely suc cessful. It was stated that three or four drops were sufficient to impart a healing virtue to a gallon of liquor. Invalids flocked in crowds te the physicians, many who bad not moved tbeir limbs for a month before, were seen walking tbe streets perfectly well." Xy?roprAy and Ilmm epalhy, ItflsacLee, Esq., - - - - -- - From be Journal of Comtaeroe The Grin noil Arctic Expedition. - We are permitted to publish tbe following ex tracts of letters from Dr. Kane, D. S. N., Com mander of tbe second American Expedition for the resoue of Sir John Franklin, jointly fitted out by Mr. Henry Grinnell, and Mr. George Peabody, formerly of Dan vers, Mass., now a Banker of tbe city of London. . . . St. Johss, Newfoundland. July 16. Here we are, safe and sound, at St. Johns. I will delay at this place not one hour beyond ab solute necessity. Inglefield will soon be at Dis co, and I am most anxious to catch bim. - My stay, therefore, will only be until the oxen are slaughtered, and the butcher promises their de livery at 4 o'clock, A. M., to-morrow . Tbe kmdnens of these good people surpasses conception. The Governor gave me. an elegant dinner at his mansion, this afternoon, and our vessel has been overrun with visitors. Three o'clock; P; M. I have taken in nearly twelve hundred poopda f prime fresh beef, rubr bed it with salt and saltpetre, and then marled it aown witn twine-, ana nung it bunir it in the ricrrinr. , careiuny sniciuea ironi toe sun witn canvas, i The Governor, Mr. Hamilton, is a brother cf the Secretary of the Admiralty. lie takes a great interest in the Expedition, and has pre J tented me with a fine team of dogs, accompanied i by four barrels of seal-flippers, used ' for their food. This present is very valuable. X hav r purchased lor then a set cf h&rcetfe ana sledge. - . The. Governor, his lady, the Surveyor-General, and the officers of tbe regiment, visit us at 9. and by 10 o'clock I hope to be under way for Disco. . Snow shoes, and moescskin, of very good qua lity, and cheap, I have also obtained : and also fresh, or rather quarter-cured salmon wbich costs but Sd per pound, and will be, I think, a very useful winter diet ..i., ; ' - . Tbe Newfoundlanders are about" to make a large contribution to your Industrial Exhibition. The vessel leaves on Tuesday, with Messrs. Win ter and Moore as Superintendents, . The process cf Be.il-ahing is illustrated by a model, ;as4 stuffed specimens of tbe seals accompany it. Tbe letter preceding this will tell you how well satisfied I am with the officers and men. Both, work with a will, and I think, and hope, are be ginning to get attached to me. I allow no swear ing on deck, or to tbe crew, and no threats as to knocking down. &o., &c, &c which I find to be rather a favorite performance in tbe merchant frviie. Neither is any liquor used on board. . Mr. E. Meriam, in a communication to Oftj comprising, substantially, tbe same - facts as above, says: "Up to the present time, but one vessel has reported meeting - Arctic ice be tween ' this port and Europe. The inference therefore, i. that the Northern seas yet retais the ice foraild during the last WisterJ' Eda, J. of C.J v - - - t?"&. monctey tree is said to lave been' 3!t covered in Ca&&rnia, which xaessaru , twe hundred feet in height, and eigfcty feet- in cir cumfer63oe! ; " .'