Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 26, 1850, Image 1

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From Noah's Sunday Tilnes,
The dowdfall of nutty.
The tnight3r power of the Ottomites,
which for eo many 'centuries controlled
With an iron hand European Turkey, to ,
gether tigth Greece, the islands of the
Archipelago, the provinces of Wallachia,
Moldavia and Serv;a, the fortresses on
the 'Danube, and other important yds
6essions and positions which made her
a second rate power, is destined at last
to be overwhelmed by Russia, the only
enemy which the Sultan has feared froin
the time of Catharine the Great, and the
only power which the Musslemen be
lieve is destined to crush them. Since
the death of the Emperor Alexander,
his successor, Nicholas, by far a man of
more sagacity ; bra Very and talents ; bee
been actively preparing for that final
blow which is no* at hand. The cam
paigns in Oircassia, carried for several
years by Russia, were mere preludes :o
the great drama—experiente to test the
skill and bravery of the Moslem army ;
and to become faniiliar with the mode
and manner of its approaches and at
tacks. All the wars between Turkey
and Russia for the last thirty years have
been mere skirmishes on the outposts—
feelers as it were to ascertain where
the real strength lay and the wars
ended as Nicholas desired, by the
friendly mediation of the European pow
ers. Now, however, ,the time has arri
ved to meet the great' struggle in earn
est, and the storm is nearly ready to
burst upon the head of the commander
of the faithful. As Mehemet Ali, Pacha
of Egypt, could approach as near Adrin
pole, in a meditated attack on the city.
of Byzantium, the Emperor of Russia is
convinced that he can accomplish some
thing more in the effort to carry out the
ultimatum of Catharine.
The new railroads will bring from dis
ant territories regiments free from any
debilitating or painful service. Comman
ding the 'resources of a country with a
population of sixty millions ' where his
will is law; popular among his people,
moving in every direction, and super
intending every thing in person ; with
skilful generals and soldiers, trained as
such from infancy ; with abundance of
means, and Europe tranquilized, the at
tack on Turkey will be made by 500,•
000 men, and a squadron from the Black
Sea larger than that of any naval pow
er except Great Britain, backed also by
the powerful alliance of Austria if ne.
cessary. Constantinople and the tow
ers of the Dardanelles must therefore
fall. What power, what influence, can be
brought against Russia to avert a cal
amity which England and France will
sensibly feel ? France is 3n no condi
tion to aid the Turks or any other na
tion. England is aware that a re
liance on her Navy alone is but a feeble
kope against a military despot so ex.
ceedingly and alarmingly powerful and
popular as the Emperor of Russia.
In vain will the Sultan appeal to the
Christian powers to assist him with an
army, the united forces of which would
enable him to check the rapid advance
of the Cossacks. Neither France nor Ger
many, nor any of the northern powers,
can be brought to unite in a war against
Russia, having to pass through Austria reach the confines of Turkey. In vain
will the Sultan proclaim a religious war
and unfurl the 'tandard of the Prophet.
He will secure the multitude, but not a.
disciplined force to stand up against the
powerfully organized troops of Russia.
If the Emperor delays or postpones
the final action, he loses strength ; for
he g ives time and efficiency to diploma
cy ; but if he is ready when the ice
breaks up on the Danube to push forward
his columns, Constantinople falls, and
the Sultan crosses into Asia, the natural
boundaries of the Moslem race. But it
will be asked, will the European powers
consent to allow Russia to occupy it po
sition so dangerous and controlling'.—
That is not his intention. He prefers
having a new empire crewed outtif Tur
key in Europe, including Greece and the
Islands of the Archipelago, which he can
control, having the Greek church us its
organ and spiritual head. The emperor
Nicholas will thus release himself from
continental jealousy and interference,
while he controls the Dardanelles and
the Black Sea, and indirectly the com
merce of the Mediterranean.
This result, which we feel convinced
will follow from the capture of Constan
tinople, will derange the political rela
tions and balance of power both in Eu.
rope and Asia. The Sultan may for a
while make Damascus his residence ;
but to retain his maritime power, he
must have a seaport and maritime re
sources, and he will fall back on Egypt,
over which he exercises a superine right,
which will give him the key to the com
merce of the Red Sea and the Arabian
Gulf; and when he collects his forces,
as numerical as they were when Abou
Bekre, father in-law to Mahomet, with
his General Kaleb, swept their enemies
out of Asia like a sitnoon, the atttiek
will again be made on Constantinople.
Then that series of bloody wars will take
place, shaddowed forth in the prophecies
of the Bible, as the wars of Russ, Mehec,
and Tuball, in which all the Christian
powers will take part. This is destiny
and cannot be averted. Of territory
Russia has sufficient ; but sixty millions
of people, have been accustomed to see
the finger post erected by Catharine
"This is the rood to Constantinople !" and
over that road they must go. This ad
vent—this opening of another seal—will
surely take place during the present year
and will be pregnant, With greater events
than the flight of the Pope or the'down
fall of Hungary%
Front the Lynn. ridneer.
Home, Sweet Home.
1 am anxious to say a few words about
home. The song tells us there is no
place like it.' And the song is right.
But how few homes there are in the
World 1 Or how many homes which
are no homes !" It is enough to make
a person sick to think of it. Not ono
home in ten Is deserving of the name.
And what wonder! Look at it. A young
man meets a pretty faee in the ball room,
falls in love with it, mollies it,' goes
to house-keeping with it, and boasts of
having a home to go to, and a wife.
The chances are, nine to ten, he hits
neither.—Her pretty .face gets to be an
old story—or becomes faded or freckled
or fretted—and as that face was all he
wanted, all he paid attention to, all he
sa.t up with, all he bargained for, all he
swore to love, honor and protect,—he
gets sick, of his trade ; knows a dozen
faces which he likes better ; gives up
'staying at home evenings; consoles him
self with cigars, oysters, whiskey punch
and politics; and looks upon his home as
a very indifferent boarding house. A
family of children grow up about, him,
but neither he nor his face knows any
thing about training them ; so they
come up helter skelter—made toys of
when babies, dolls when boys and girls,
drudges when men and women, and so
passes year after year, and not ore qui•
et, happy, hearty, homely hour is known
throughout the whole household.
Ano — ther young man becomes enamor
ed of a fortune. He waits upon it to
parties, dances the polka with it, ex
changes billet doux with it, pops the
question to It, gets yes' from it, is pub
lished to it, tithes it to the parson's,
weds it, calls it wife, carries it home,
sets up an establishment with it, intro
duces it to his friends, and says (poor
fellow !) and he, too, is married and he
has got a home, It's n lie. He is not
married ; he has no home. And he soon
finds it out. He is in the wrong box,
but it is too late to get out of it. He
might as well hope to escape from his
coffin. Friends congratulate him and
he has to grin and bear it. 'They praise
the house, the furniture, the cradle, the
new Bible, the newer baby, and then
bids the furniture and him who hus
bands it good morning. Good morn
ing! as if he had known a good morn
ing since he and that gilded fortune
were falsely declared to be one.
Take another case. A young woman
is smitten with a pair of whiskers.
Curled hair never before had such
charms. She sets her cap for them.
They take. The delighted whiskers
make an offer, first the one and then the
other, proffering themselves both in ex
change for her heart. The dear miss
is overcome with magnanimity, closes
the bargain, carries home the prize,
shows it to pa and ma, calls herself en
gaged to it, thinks there never was such
a pair (of whiskers) before,. and in a few
weeks they are married. Married! yes
the world calls it so, and we will. What
is the result. A short honeymoon, and
then the unlucky discovery that they
are as unlike as chalk and cheese, and
not to be made one, tho' all the priests in
Christendom pronounces them so.
There are many other kinds of ill-as
sorted marriages, and they all result in
unhappy homes. What else could be
expected 1 Young folks get their ideas
of the holiest relation in life, from the
novel. Or when this is not the case,
they in most instances, have no idea at
all of it, but are governed in their choice
and conduct by their feelings, their pas
sions or their imagined interests. Thus
the marriage union is prostituted thro'-
out the civilized world, and the terrible
retribution is seen in myriads of dis
cordent and disordered households.
Home, which should be one of the most
beautiful of places, is shunned by thou
sands as a pest house. Children find
ing no enjoyment 'beneath the parental
roof, seek for it in places of public re
sort, become corrupted in their mariners
and morals and are ruined. To this
cause, morn than to almost any other
can be traced the immorality of our
youth. Look at this town. See the
hundreds of dirty faced brats which
swarm our streets, and insult every pass
er by with impunity !Have they homes
which are homes No I They have
places where their stay o' nights, eat,
get scolded and whipped: but as for the,
purifying influence of home, they are
strangers to it:—Their fathers and moth ,
ers are no more than light and darkness,
or fire and powder. It is so in all our
towns. It is so everywhere.
Oh, what a 'delight it is, if it were
only for the rarity of the thing , —to en
ter a house where husband and wife are
one; and the whole family are united
together in the bonds of love! There
always in peace, there a heaven itself.
Sorrow there Will be of course for shade
is every whereas inevitable as sunshine ;
but alike in sorrow and joy—possibly
more in sorrow than in joy—the true
home, the home which is home, is a
scene of the utmost beauty. it is the
pure domestic influence which the world
mainly needs for its purification. These
noisy sects, these swelling parties, con
ceited orators may all do a required
work, but the one thing needful Is the
calm, serene, yet resistless influence of
home. Show me a family of child
ren brought up in the pure atmosphere
of 'such a place, led into the paths of
light and loVe by a kind mother, direct
ad to scenes of honorable ambition by a
wise father, disciplined in all pure af
fections by the sweet intercourse of
brother and sister, & the otlices of good
neighborhood, and you show me a fami
ly whose characters will do more to
wards, elevating the moral sentiments
of the community, and unloosing its
bands of wickedness, than could be ef
fected by all the organizations into which
poor human nature ever has been dove
Advice to Young Ladies.
The editress of the Literary Gazette,
Mrs. Lydia Jane Pearson, in an article
addressed to young Indies, upon the sub
ject of marriage, discourses as follows:
"Do not, as you value life and its
I comforts marry a man.who is naturally
cruel. If he will wantonly torture a
poor dumb dog, a cat, or,even a snake,
Hy from him as you would from cholera.
We would sooner see our daughter dy
ing of cholera, than married to a cruel
hearted man. If his nature delights in
torture, he will not spare his wife, or
his helpless children. When we see a
man practising cruelty on any poor help
less creature, or beating a factious horse
unmercifully, we write over against his
name—devil, and shun him according
" We once knew a man, ay, a gentle.
man, who during a ride for pleasure, be
came so demAically enraged at his
horse, which refused to go, that he
sprang from his carriaffe, drew his knife,
and cut out the eye of poor brute.—
The lady who accompanied him fainted,
suffered a long nervous illness, and will
never recover from the horror the out
rage gave her. And we know the young
lady who, knowing this of him, was fool
hardy enough to become his wife. And
we know he tortured her. How he out
raged all ber feelings, how he delighted
to destroy whatever she prized, or took
pleasure in. How in his tits of passion
he broke up her furniture, siezed by the
shoulder and shook her till she could
not crawl to bed, how he beat her; how
he kept her poor babe black and blue
with blows and pinches until her par•
ents took her home, arid sheltered her
from his cruelty.
" If you have a suitor whom you feel
inclined to favor, look narrowly into the
temper and disposition of the man.—
Love may soften it for a while, or it may
induce him to restrain, or disguise it,
but, be assured, the natural temper will
remain, and the time will come, when
your presence will be no restraint upon
him. We have heard wives complain,
"I was so deceived in my husband ; men
are so deceitful," &c. But we believe
in nine cases out of ten, these women
deceived themselves. They suffered the
romance of their own foolish heart, to
adorn their lover with all the excellen
cies which their fancy attributed to a
perfect manly character, and to draw a
veil over all his vices and defects, which
if it did not conceal them, greatly sof
tened or disguised their features.
" Men are not perfect—women are not
perfect. In all cases, there must exist a
necessity to bear and forbear, but it does
not therefore follow that you should mar
ry a bad man, knowing him to be a bad
man. If you do so, you deserve chas
tisement ; but a life-long misery is a ter
rible punishment. A bad man's wife
must either live in a continual torment
of fear, apprehension, and the bitter dis
appointment of her fruit:ess efforts to
please, or she must become callous, cold
insensible to pain, and consequently to
pleasure. Will you take upon yourselves
either of these terrible alternativesi—
We hope not."
The California Question•
Telegraphic Corr repourlener oft& N. American.
In the Senate, Mr. Clay's Compromise Reso ,
lutions were under discussion.
Horse.—Mr. Doty altered a resolution, and
moved the previous question, that the Ccmmit
tee on Territories be instructed to report a bill
providing for the admission of California into
the Union on an equal footing with the original
States, with the boundaries and limits defined in
the constitution ; said bill not to embrace any
subject matter outside of California.
Mr. Inge moved to lay the resolution on the
Mr. Kaufman rose to a question of order.—
The House had referred the Constitution ofCal.
ifornia to the Committee of the whole on the
State of the U nion, and the resolution cannot
be acted on Without reconsidering the vote of
- The Speaker said that it was a matter which
could be regulated by the House.
Mr. Inge moved a call of the House, Which
was agreed to.
The clerk proceeded to call the roll, and one
hundred and eighty-six members answered to
their names.
Mr. McClernand wanted an amendment to
the resolution read.
Decided not in order.
The roll being called, the' House refused to
lay the resolution on the table yeas 10, nays
Air. Brown, of Mississippi, said he had an
amendment to offer,
Ruled out bf•oriler. The demand for the pre
vious question was seconded by 26 Majority.
The vote was about being taken on the, pas
sage of the resolution, when. Mr. Inge moved
that the House adjourn. Mr. Brown of Missis
sippi, called for the yeas and nays.
Mr. Jones asked to he excused from voting.
The,yeas and nays Wers-called.
The Speaker decided that no question could
be entertained until the pending motion to ad
journ was disposed of.
The question:was taken; and the House re
fused to adjourn—yeas 43, nays 131.
Mr. MeClernand moved that the House go
into Committee of the whole on the President's
The question was taken by yeas and nays,
and determined in the negative.
Some half dozen gentlemen rose at the same
time to address the Speaker.
Mr. Jones moved to lay the resolution on the
table. '
Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi, moved on ad.
jonttrient, but said'he was willing to withdraw
his ifiotion to go into Committee of the Whole.
. .
Mr. Inge det - nanded the yeas and nays on the
motion to adjourn, which were ordered.
;The question being taken, the motion wai'
MeClernand moved to go into Committee
of the Whole.
Tlie'3 , ;,ind nays were taken and the tines.
tion decided In the negative.
Mr. Venable moved. adjournment, and ask
ed the yeas and nays. The motion was voted
Mr. Jones renewed the motion to go into
The yeas and nays were taken, but the mo•
tion was lost.
Mr. Kaufman . asked leave to introduce a se
ries of resolutions. Objections being made; he
asked a suspension of the rules; and the resolu-•
tions were read, twelve in number, commencing
with e,preamble—that the Union of States is
founded on the equality of its members, and
that it, elm, only be preserved by justice and
kindness, and that it is of great importance to
setttle the various questions now at issue, and
resolving that California be not admitted with
her present boundaries—that the people of each
territory, after the Customary preliminary or
ganization, have the unquestionable right to de
clare that Slavery shall or shaßnot exist there
in, when they meet to form a constitution—that
appropriate territorial governments ought to be
formed for the territories without any provision
on the subject of slavery—that the western
boundary of Texas is the Rio Grande, with
which Congress has no right to interfere—that
negotiations might be entered into by the Uni
ted States and Texas for the northern frontiers,
the former giving an equivalent; saying noth
ing about slavery--that it is unjust to abOlish
slavery in the District of Columbia, and seal a
proposition should not be tolerated—that the
restriction of bringing slaves, into the District
should be confined to the corporations of Wash
ington and Georgetown—that action ought to be
taken to give full force and effect to the law for
the recovery of fugitiv'e slaves—that each State
has a right to legislate on the internal slave
trade, and not Cong,ress—that the Union can be
preserved only by adhering to the compromises
of the Constitution, and the man who would
disturb these compromises, from motives of
false philanthropy, or on the score of thirst for
political power, should be held to be an enemy
to the Constitution and the Union.
Mr. McClernand, while the resolutions were
being read, wt.nted to know whether they were
not in effect a speech, and subject to the one hour
rule. (Laughter.)
. . . . .
Mr. 'Cofer asked whether the resolutions
were in order.
The Speaker said they were not regularly in
troduced, but merely read for information, the
the rules having been suspended for that pur.
Mr. Winthrop took issue with the Speaker.
It seemed to him that two subjects could not be
entertained at the same time.
The Speaker said it was his opinion, when
the motion was before the House, it was not in
order to move a suspension of rules, except to
go into Committee of the Whole.
Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, moved that the
House adjourn.
The yeas and nays were taken, and the mo
tion was voted down.
Mr. Mason moved to reconsider the vote by
which the House refused to lay Mr. Doty's
resolution on the table.
Mr. Schenck offered a resolution, that Inas
much as by the rules the resolution now pend
ing, in case the House adjourns or proceeds to
other business, will be laid over for at least two
weeks, and perhaps not reached so as to be act
ed upon at all, therefore it is advisable that the
House should not be deterred by dilatory or
evasive motions, designed only to obstruct or
delay business, but should remain, it necessary,
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in perpetual session untilthe resdltition be final
ly disposed of.
The Speaker declared it out oforder.
Mr. Kaufman moved to adjourn. Not agreed
The question now came up on the motion to
lay on the table the motion to reconsider the
vote by which the House refused to lay Mr.
Doty's resolution on the table.
Alter some farther proceedings, Mr. Gentry
moved to adjourn. The teat and nays were
taken, and the motion negatived.
[The House has now been engaged for some
time in hearing Motions to adjourn, to excuse
members from voting, and other things, for the
purpose of killing time. The members gener
ally have had their dinners, and their is now
every probability of a long night session. I will
send every thing of interest that may transpire.]
. - a
[SECOND nase,rcit.]
On a vote being taken to adjourn, it was dis
covered that no quorum voted.
Mr. Schenck submitted a resolution that the
Speaker count this time, and report the mem•
hers present and absent,
Cries of 'order , order !' and calls for the
reading of the resolution. Much confusion en
The Speaker finalll succeeded in restoring
order, and decided the resolution to be out of
order. Mr. Schenck appealed from the decision
of the chair.
Cries of 'order !' from all parts of the House,
and renewed confusion. .
Ar this stage of the proceedings, the gas molt
ignited the chandelier in the dome, and down
came a flood of light.
This, for a time, stayed the uproar. An in
quiry was made as to whether every member
present should not be made to vote. The Spea
ker answered " yes" but I cannot enforce the
Mr: Stevens said he hoped the members wohld
be made to vote. [Laughter.] 1
Another ,motion was made to adjourn, and I
this time a quorum Voted.
Mr. Jones asked to be eucused from voting,
but his terittest was refused.
Mr. Caldwell, of North Carolina, submitted'
a.resolution that the subject embraced in Mr.
Dotty's resolution having been referred to the,
Committee with the President's message, the
resolution was unnecssary, and as it was now
six o'clock, he moved that the Home adjourn.
The question being taken the motion was lost.
Mr. Stanly offered a resolution with a view
to terminate debate in committee on the mes
sage of the President, communicating the Con
stitatioh of California, that it be referred to a
committee to report as soon as practicable.
Another scene of confusion. Several gentle
inn arose and endeavored to relieve the house
from its entanglement.
Mr. Duer, by. consent, was permitted to say
that all that the friends of the resolution want
ed was, that a bill for the admission of Califor
nia into the Union should be reported, and they
were then willing to let it be debated for two
Mr. McClernand bad offered a resolution,
which was read for information, asking that the
Committee on Territories report a bill for the
admission of California as a State; and also to
report a bill legalizing the plan of government a
adopted byNew Mexico and Deseret, so fur as its
provisions are consistent with the Constitution of
the United States, and providing for the eventual
admission of both as States, leaving the boundary
question between New Mexico and. Texas to he
settled by the Supreme Court.
The Speaker derided the resolution to be out
of order.
Mr. Bayly said as Mr. Duer had been per
mitted to make some remarks, he wished the
same courtesy extended to him.
Cries of "goon !" agreed !"
Mr. Carter wished to know how long the
gentleman was going to speak, before he would
give his consent. (Laughter, cries of " order,"
and confnsion.) Mr. Bayly said that a propo
sition of great importance had engaged the at
tention of all the people, and on which Legisla ,
tures of different States had acted, yet when
such an important question was brought in here
and it was to be forced on Members without
debate—that the committee were bound to act
upon it, and that it would be brought back from
the committee in a few days, and when it was
known that under the operation of the previous
question it would be forced and pressed on the
House for a direct vote, in self defence, endeav
ored to place it in such a position that it can be
amended and debated.
Mr. Stevens inquired whether the suggestion
was one to lay the matter over.
Mr. Bayly asked if the gentleman meant to
object before he had concluded what he had to
say 1
Objections were made to Mr. Bayly's pro
cceding with his remarks.
Mr. Carter would like to hare the indulgence
of the House for a few moments, to make a sug
gestion. (Laughter.) Consent was denied.
Mr. Gentry said he had not troubled the
/louse since the last session and would like to
make a suggestion. (Laughter, and cries of or
His request was not granted,
Several gentlemen
,asked to be excused from
voting, and thereupon the yeas and nays were
Mr. Carter rose to a point of drdcr lie
wanted to know if the structure of the rules
permitted a miserable minority to rule.
Mr. Savage called the gentleman to order for
abusing the rules. [Laughter.]
Mr. Carter wanted to know if the rules allow
ed motions to be multiplied one on another, and
the yeas and nays to be called on each, without
taking a direct vote on the question before the
House, and whether the House was to be made
a foot-ball, to be kicked about by the minority.
[Confusion, and cries of " Order !" " Order !"]
The Speaker asked the gentleman to state his
Mr. Carter did so, and asked whether any
motion was in order when its manifest inten
tionwas to defeat the action of the House.
The Speaker said that it was no point of or•
Mr. Carter appealed from the decision of the
-- The Speaker said there was nothing on
which an appeal could be taken.
Then followed another scene of confusion un
interesting in its details. Motions wero made
to adjourn and voted down.
Cleveland wanted to make a suggestion,
but the House would not hear him.
Previous to the vote on excusing a member
from voting being announced,
Mr. Kauffman said he saw a man in the
House, exercising the ditties of Door-keeper,
who was never electod, Ile was an intruder
VOL. XV, NO. 9.
here. This Was a question of privilege, and
had been so decided by the Speaker.
• The House again refttsed to adjourn.
At teh minutes past ten a recess was mov
ed. •
Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi, moved in
good faith to adjourn. (Laughter.)
The Speaker said, that in the present con
dition of business, no other motion can be en
tertained except to adjourn, the lionse being
without a quorum.
Mr. Schr.eck rose to a point of order. He
said that no business having interfered, no mo
tion can be tattle to adjourn. There was no
quorum present, and under the constitution
there can be no call of the House, or a count.
The Speaker decided that no other question
than adjournment can be entertained.
(rttlkn tasrapcti.]
Eaves o'ctxmk.
Another .motion and another failure to ad•
There it now every probability that the House
will be in session until to.morow at 12 o'clock.
Mr. Clingman, in consequence of indisposi
tion, risked to be excused frodi voting. The
yeas and nays Were taken and the request re=
A member said he would not vote:
A voice— , 4 You were not within the bar,
but at the bar duwn stairs !" (Boisterous laugh
The member—l am not certain where I was.
HALF PAST .1a4:11:N.
otetentne the members who had taketic
possession of the sofas. There are not over
two Bogen persons in the galleries; They are
looking on the interesting scene below and won
dering, like myself what the members intend to
do' next.
Mr: McLain said as the hour of 12 was near
at hand, he wished to make a point, which was
that the civil day expires at , twelve to-night—
aftet which time Mr. Doty's resolution goes
over for two weeks. *
The Speaker anticipating that the point
would arise, had taken pains to examine author
ities upon it, and had come to the conclusion
that the mornin , z set apart by the rule would
expire at 12 o'clock, arid that the resolution
would pass over.
Mr. McLean moved that when the House ad
journ, it be to Wednesday, which was negatived.
Mr: McLean said that it is now past twelve
o'clock, and the resolution was out of order, it
was of no use to stay here any longer.
Mr. Schneck—ls it understood that we can
no longer art on the resolution 7
The Speaker—lt is so decided.
The question was taken on a motion to ad-
Hrn, and at fifteen minutes past 12 o'clock the
House adjourned until 12 o'clock to-day.
In a moment there was ageneral scramble as
to who should get out of the Hall first. Thus
ended one of the most exciting days of the• ses
man from Maine, writing to his friends
from California, says that his party
found, near the Sacramento, and almost
thirty miles from any other digging,
intelligent and beautiful young ladies,
with no attendant except an old grey
headed negro, whom they had enticed to
accompany them and who is the servant
of the father of one of them. The el
dest of these girls was not twenty. It
seems their imagination had become ex
cited by the gold stories which they had
heard, and they had determined to try
their hands at making a fortune. The
old negro was past work, and was left
in the camp during the day to look after
the househtld affairs, and keep watch
while the girls p'ursued their mining op
eration. When the party reached their .
camp, the old darkey was alone, in it,
but the girls, came in during the day,
and received their visitors hospitably.—
They expressed no fear of being moles
ted or robbed, and said that they should
leave for home when they had accumu
lated $lO.OOO, they had already gath
ered $7,000. They were from Florida,
and the youngest ran away from school
to enter upon the expedition.
NANTIICKET Boys.—A few days since
a number of boys were amusing them
selves by skating on one of the neigh
boring ponds, when one of the number,
a daring little fellow, who was the de
light of his companions, suddenly broke
through and disappeared. He soon rose
to the surface, struggling for life, but in
vain, for the ice continually broke at eve
ry attempt to gain its surface. The case
was desperate; when suddenly a cry
was raised among the anxious boys who
were witnesses to the exertions. "Off
with your skates ! off with your skates,
every one of you, and tie them in a line
by the strings !" This was but the work
of a moment. "Now down on you stotn•
achy, and keep within reaching distance
of each other." The pioneer took the.
string of skates, and approached us near
aswas prudent on account of the weak
ness of the ice, and than threw the line
of skates, to the boy, reserving one end
in his hand. It was fortunately caught,
the line of prostrate boys, skates, and
strings was now perfect, and the order
resounded through the line, "Now haul
for life." This was done and the noble
fellow was rescued, with only a few slight
cuts on his face from the ice.—C hristiam
Ciltzea. •
ly occurred at Madrid between two
young ladies. One was ultimately shot
in the leg ; and the combat ceased pro
tem. Finally, a reconciliation was effec
ted by the gallant senor whose charms
had evoked the npple of discord.