Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, January 06, 1858, Image 1

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Cold windy morning. the last Sun.
..y of December, n half naked man
ocelted timidly at the hasetnent door of a
subrtnntial mansion in the city of
'l•hough the weather was bit
r even fur the season, the youdg man
uci no clothing btu n pair of cloth pants,
the remnitta of n flannel shirt, which
- ,sed his muscular chest in many largo
r 13ut in spite Of his tattered nppnr
an evident. fatigue, ne he leaned heavi
Co the railing of the basement stairs,
irn I rbs,rver could not fail to notice
'OII,IIIIIS nir of dignity, and the marked
, c, s f cultivation and n.finemeht in Ins
1,..1e, haggard countenance.
The door was speedily opened, and dis•
cloned a large, comfortably furnished room
w;tlt its glowing grate of anthracike;
iwhit It tvas pla ed a luxuriously fur
-I•Ated breahfust table. A fashionably at
ti,d young man, in a brocade dressing
‘2,-,wn 0101 velvet slippers, was reclining
in a soft Fatteuil, busy reading the morn.
mg papers. The beautiful young wife
Lad lingered at the table, giving to the
lervant in waiting her orders for the house
hold mutters of the day, when the timid
r ip
it the door attracted her attention. She
commanded it to be opened; lint the young
roaster of the mansion replied that it was
quite useless—being no one but some thie
vish beggar; but the door was already
opened, and the sympathies of Mrs. May
wood enlisted at once.
.Come in to the fire," cried the young
'rife, impulsively, before you perish.
The mendicantovithout exhibiting any
surprise at such unusual treatment of a
street beggar, slowly entered the room,
manifesting a painful weakness at every
step. On his entrance, Mr. Maywood,
with a displeased air, gathered up his pa
: ~ rs and left the apartment. The com•
...•sionate lady unwisely placed the half
Cozen man near the fire, while she pre
pared a bowl of flagrant coffee—which,
with abundant food, was plved before
Lim. But noticing the abrupt departure
of her husband, Mrs. Maywood, with a
clouded countenance, left the room, whir•
pering to the servant to remain until the
stranger should leave.
She then ran hastily up the richly noun•
ted staircase, and passed before the en
trance of a email laboratory and medical
library, and occupied solely by the bus
hand, who was a physician and practical
chemist. She opened the door and en
tered the room. Mr. Maywood was sit
ting at a small table, with his head resting
on his hands, apparently in deep thought.
"Edward, said the young wife, gently
touching his arm, I fear I have displeased
you; but the man looked so wretched. I
could not bear to drive him away," and
her sweet voice trembled as she added—
" You know I take the sacrament to day."
"Dear Mary" replied the really fond
husband, "I appreciate your motives.—l
know it is pure goodness of heart which
leads you to disobey me, bet stilt I must
insist on my former commends—that no
beggar shall over bq permitted to enter my
house. It is for your snfety that I insist
upon it. How deeply you might be im
posed upon in my frequent absences front
home, I shudder to think. The man that
is now below may be but a burglar in dis
guise, and already in your absence taking
impressions in wax of the different key.
holes in the room en as to enter some night
at his leisure. Your limite'd experience
of city life makes it different for you to
credit so much depravity. It is no chari
ty for you to give to street beggars, ft
only encourages vice, dearest.
"It may be so." responded Mrs. May
wood, but it seems wicked not to relieve
suffering and want even if the person has
behaved badly—and we know it But I
will promise you not to ask another beg
gar into the house.
At this moment the servant rapped vio•
lently at the door, crying out that the beg-
gar was dying,.
‘•Come, Edward. your skill can save
him, I know," said his wife, hastening
from the room.
The doctor did not refuse the appeal to
1119 professionnl vanity, for ho immedi
ately followed his wife's flying footsteps as
she descended to the basement. They
found the mendicant I , ing pale and un•
conscious upon the carpet where he had
slipped in his weakness from the chair
where Mrs Maywood had seated him.
' , fie is a handsome fellow," muttered
the doctor, as he bent over him to ascer
tain tl.e state of his pulse.
And well he might say no. The Glossy
leeks of raven hair had feller' away from a
brood, white forehead; his rinsed eyelids
were bordered by long raven lashes. which
lay like a silken fringe upon his pole
bronzed cheeks, while a delicate aquiline
nose, and a square massive chin displayed
a !node! of manly beauty
ls he dead ?" naked the young wife
nn x
Oh, no ! it is only a fainting fit, indu•
ced by the sudden change of temperature,
find perhaps the first stage of starvation,"
replied the doctor, sympathking'y. Ile
had forontten for the moment his cold
maximeof prudence, and added, .he mutt
be carried ton room, without fire, and
placed to a comfortable bed,"
The coachman was called in to assist
in lifting the athletic stranger, who was
soon carried to a room in the chambers,
where the doctor administered with his
own hands, strong doses of port wine and
satigaree. The man soon became partly
conscious, but all conversation was for
bidden him, and i.e sunk quietly to sleep.
"lie is doing well; let him rest as long
as he can; should he awaken in our ab
sence give him heel and ten and toast ad
libitum," said the doctor, professionally,
as he left the room.
In less Shun nn hour afterwards, Doc
tor Maywood and his lovely wife entered
the gorgeous church of "most Holy 'l' rin
Amid the hundreds of lair dames that
entered its broad portals dressed wi h all
the taste and magnificence that abundant
wealth could procure. not one rivalled, in
grace and beauty, the orphan bride of the
rich physician. Her tall, graceful figure
was robed in a violet silk, that only heigh
tens I by content her large azure eyes,
bright with the lustre of youthful hnppl.
ness; yet there was a touch of tender pi
et3l in their drooping lids that *won the
confidence of every beholder. The snowy
ermine mantilla which protected her from
the piercing wind, rivalled, but could not
surpass, the delicate purity of her corn
plexion. Many admiring eyes followed
the faultless figure of 'Mrs. Maywood, as
she mov 'd with unconscious grace up the
central aisle of the church, but none with
more heartfelt devotion titan the young,
wayward, hut generous man who hal re
cently wed her in spite of her poverty and
the sneers of his aristocratic acquaintan
The stately organ had pea led its last
rich notes, which were still faintly echo
ing in the distant arch's, when a stran
ger of venerable aspen, who had previ
ously taken part in the services of the al
tar, rose and announced for his text, the
oft quo.ed, but seldom applied words of
the Apostle, "Be not forgetful to enter
tain strangers, for thereby some have en
tertained angels unawares." Dr. May.
wood felt his forehead flush painfully; it
appeared to him for the moment that the
preacher must have known of his went of
charity towards strangers, and wished to
give him a public lesson; but he soon saw
from the tenor of his remarks, that his
own guilty conscience had alone made the
application in his particular case. I have
not space, nor indeed the power to give
Any synopsis of the sermon; but that it
combined w;th the incident of the morn- he is White Plairei I will go to him."
ing, affected a happy resolution in the "Alas! dear child, nerve yourself for the
mind of at least one of its heareis. So news. It is already too late!"
much 80 that on the return of Dr May- , •Dead, dead?" shrieked the poor girl.
wood from church, he repaired at once. to "Oh! father, say that it is not sot"
the room of the mendicant to offer such • "Alas! my child. I cannot! He was
attentions as he might stand in need of hung at sunrise, and even a , fuse a Bible
But the young man appeared to be much to look at ere he was symmoned to the
refreshed by rest and nuturious food, and presence of his Maker!'
commenced gratefully thanking his host For a moment that pale girl stood silent;
for the kind attentions lie had received, a tear came from her large eyes, but 8.1
which, without doubt had saved his life. wild light illuminated them, a flash as 1
"But I will recompense you well. for, bright as fire itself gathered over both face
thank God, lam not the beggar that I and brow—she clenched her fair hand to
seem I was shipwrecked on Friday . gether until the nails seemed to be e ter-
night in the Ocean Wave, on my return ing the flesh, and with a cold, bitter tone
from India. My name was doubtless a- she cried:
mong the list of the lost—for I escaped "Life for life! I shall b; revenged—
from the waves by a miracle. I attemp- yes deeply revenged!"
ted to make my way to New York, where "Child, dear child, be calm," said the
I have ample funds in bank awaiting my fund parent.
orders, but I must have perished from "Father lam calm—very calm. Cahn
cold and hunger had it not been for you as he is almost. But I swear he shall be
and your wife's provident charity, I wai revenged if my own bands are to reach the
repu , sed (rein every door as an imposter, tyrants heart who sealed his doom! I
and could get neither fond or rest —To loved biin—and were not eur betrothed
he an exile from one's native land ter) vows plighted? I will act as the Widow of
years, rind then, after escaping from the', a soldier should act?"
leiarls of the ocean, to die of hunger in '-My doer child,'you will bring ruin up
the streets of a christian city, I felt it was on our heads!"
truly a bitter fate.
“Nly name is Arthur Willett," added
the strangor.
by, that is my wife's family name.
she doubly pleased at her age', ly
in your recovery
' , Of what State is she a native ?" as
ked Arthur Willett eagerly.
married her in the town of B, where
she was born,
At this moment Mrs. Maywood entered
the room, surprised at the long absence of
her husband.
Arthur Willett gazed at her with a
look of the wildest aurprise, murmur-
It cannot be—it cannot be. I am deln•
ioos to think so."
Mrs Maywood gazed with little less us
tonishment, motionless as a statue.
"What painful mystery is this r cried
De. Maywood, excitedly, addressing his
wife who then became conscious of the
singularity of her conduct.
''Oh, no mystery," she replied, sighing
deeply, 'only this stranger is the image
of my long lout brother, Arthur." And
Mrs. Maywood. overcome with the exec
tion, turned to leave time room.
"Stay a moment," pleaded the stranger,
drawing a small mourning ring from Lis
finger, mid holding it up, asked if shu rec
ognized the relic ?
...1: is !fly father's grey hair, and you
.11it eon, Arthur Willet, anti your bro.
Mary Willet Maywood fell upon the
mendicant's breast, weeping tears of sweet
est joy and thanksgiving.
Dr. Maywood retired from the room
and left sister and brother alone in that
sicred hour of re union, saying, to him.
'Be not forgetful to entertain wane ors,
for thereby angels have been entertained
by some unawares'
'Father, •is there no hope 'for Is
the British General so heartless as to con•
demo one so noble, so brave, so young to
die without mercy?"
'These words ware used by a pale, tear
ful girl of beauty, in the middle portion of
that Revolution which gave Ireedoin a
home on our loving soil. During that pe
riod when oruelty was too prevalent with
both parties—when a father was found on
one side and eon upon the other—where
tones, American born, were if possible,
more relentless and cruel than the British
The father, a noble looking man of mid •
dle ege. turned to glance out of the window
which opened towards Long Island Sound.
the green waters of which could he seen
sparkling beyond a grove which fronted
his dwelling near Hurl Gate He turned
to this to hide from her his emotions, for
she was his only child and that her young
heart would break when he told her all
the sad news which lay healgis on his
"Speak, father, tell me, ia there no hope?
I will go myself, and kneeling to the tyrant.
will plead for the life of him whom I love
as only woman can love!" she cantinued.
"Alas! my child, mercy la dead within
the Shish General's breast—his heart is
callous t pity! I have risked much by
pleading for him, but. for yeur sake, would
be almost willing to die in Nathan's place."
"Cruel, cruel fate! When is he :o die?
Thereanay be some hope for his rescue.
U. is a favorite with Washington, and if
Not upon yorir's father, but to me what
is ruin now? Hut 1 will not be rash; I will
go to my room anu pray think—•think of
him who now lays cold in death?'
She turned and left the room. while the
linker still stood looking from the window
but upon the waters which were shed with
a rising storm, and the trees which siren•
b••gtn to w•rea:he beneath the force of the
rising gale like a huge giant wrestling wtih
some unforseen power.
Sodden(lv the booming sound of a can
non was heard. and. as 01w looked upon
Ow Sound. that a ship of war had hov. to
above the narrow gorge of the Gate. A
,ignal for a pilot was dying at the foretop,
and thehakd rross of St. George flew from
her spanken
With a wild cry of fierce delight the
fair girl bounded from the romn • Life
fot life— Nathan Hale shall be v:venged r
she cried.
What was her ideas. Within another
room in the house was th• cloth:og of a
brother, who long since had been kid to
rest beneath the sod; and to this room she
fled, and wen soon arrayed in a suit of 'Buell
clothing as young men generally wear
when they go on hooting expeditiens.—
Wit hoot hesitating she cut the long glossy
tres.•es of hair front her head. and, in a
very brief period, bore the appearance via
young man of eighteen, not more than
her age. flaying made these arrangements
with a rapidity that only deeper ite resolve
could cause, she instantly left the house,
passing down the avenue towards the
Sound before her father's eyes, he little
thinking that the apparently spruce young
waterman who chose to breast such a storm
was the person of his accomplished (laugh-
Hurrying down to a boat-house which
fronted the avenue, she loosened need
those small light skills, which are still the
model pilots of Hurl Gate, hoisted a small
sail, and in a few moments, was nut upon
those. angry waters running upon the last
of the flood-tide as freely and boldly as if
she had been a stout ship.mstead of so
small and frail a bout. It was no new
thing for her to be upon the water, being
reared close to it, and hundreds of times
had she been dashing over those waves,
but never; perhaps, in such a gale as that•
Yet coolly she steered her tiny crrft, avoi
ding the dangerous whirlpools and rocks.
and heading towards the frigate, which,
impatient for a pilot, had already fired nno
ther gun.
Within less than twenty minutes from
the time she started. she lulled up along
side of the man of•war, and having caught,
the line cast out to her, and fastem•d the
briar, had mounted the vessel's side, and
stood upon the quarter deck in presence of
the Commander.
'Are you a pilot ?' asked the latter,
patient in tone as well as looks.
am, sir ' WAS the re, ly
'Young for such a business, Cat you
take us thro' Hurl Gate ?'
.‘s well as my father, who has been a
pilot here for the last thirty years "ass the
ready reply.
.Why did ho not come out, instead of
sending a boy like you inn blow Oh fresh
as this 1'
Becauto he is laid up:wi..h the rheurna.
tisrn, air; and then he knows that 1 con
pilot you through as well as he can. Sir
Henry Clinton knows me. sir!'
'Ah, don he ? Well, that is all right.
Can we bear away yet ?'
, No. sir, not loran hour—till tho tide
rune ebb.'
•Tk*t is bed—this gal• keeps rising. Is
there no anchorage hereabouts 1'
, No. not within twenty miles above
where your anchor would hold.'
'Then we must go thro'
lres, sir. as soon as the tide comes. I
would not risk it yet, for if the current
should catch you on elanr bow, you'd go
on the rocks, sure!'
'That is true, young man. Let me
knew the earliest moment we can go thro.'
.Aye, aye, sir !'
And while the English Commander
turned oft to speak to one of his officers.'
the patriot plot calmly went to the main
gangway .and looked over tho side as if
watching for the change of the tide .
Put what was passing in her heart then?
There were between three and four hun
dred souls in that fated vessel. She had
loq the only loved thing. beside her father
on earth Nathan Hale was hanged as a
spy Thal morning. She was not thinking
how many hearts would he broken by her
intended act; she was not thinkine of the
moth e r s e nd sister,,, end wives in Enidand
who would Finn mourn for her deed—she
was only thinking that anon, very snort, she
would join him in the pirit land. and dint
dearly would his Ins• be revenged. Far
her ne•n life she cored not—rot even did
she think of thnt worshipping father,•viin
redly paced his room. that she
was P' nYir.g for pat'ence to hear his lose
V 1,1,1,0100 there was three or four
hundred heart, hearing wish gladness that
they have got neer a long and sirkeiling
voyng,e. curl soon would he anchored in
front of the shores that looked an lovely in
their sheen of green even though the
storm clouds that hovered over them.
At last otter looking to the home in
which she was horn--and she knew that
it would he her last look--she turned and
went to the Commander and sai d
'The tide is SW, ; it changes soddenly,
and a had better fill away at once,'
The commander gave the necessary or
d••r to his first Lieutenant, and the next
moment the main-top sail which had heen
laid back, tens braced around, the head
sheets ensed away. and the vessel headed
for. the narrow channel where a itt tusand
crafts have ere this, laid their oaken oaks.
As they nperna , hed the channel and
now the black rocks, the whirling eddies.
the taunting breakers, dashing high nn
every hand. the officers and crew looked
anxiouslt• up,m the danger But on c.dtri
and fearless seemed the• young glint, that
re-nssurnnce had a borne in every heart
so clear above the gal, his bugle voice
sounded, as Ile gave orders, 'Port steady,
so—lull a point !'
Thvy were more than half through.—
The !moiling breakers of th, punch howl
nod , hog's hack' had been passed ; a few
hundred Maims or more and they would
be enfe from every danger. Then one
quick glonceat her home, one murmured
prayer, one glance towards Heaven, and
the dioguised girl cried :
Tort ! Port ! Hard !
The helmsman obeyed. The vessel
eased ofl• before the wind nod flew on with
occumulmed speed for a moment mid no
- "
With a crash, which sent her tall spars , 1 as much feed, into a third. as those do
tumbling over her bows, she brought up on that go unhoused It is the consumption
a rock near the pervendicular shore to the of food in the body that gives out animal
right. Then, amid the rush of waters, i beat. If animals are unsheltered; more
the curses of officers, and the shouts of food is required to furnish the heat that a
frightened men, was heard the pilot's shrill good stab'e would give, if furnished.—
cry : These stables for cattle and sheep should
qf one of you survive this wreck, go
tell your 13rt ish General that Nathan Hale
10 revenged, and that by a woman too !
Sink ! sink ! and may curse go with you!
And before n bend could reach her, had
u 6 y wished it, she had looped into the ed•
dying tide ; end ere she sunk, the proud
trigate, with its shivered spars and snils.
its flags still flyit g, and its crew of stout
Iwo wes going down into the cold waters
and the murdered I tale was revenged !
And thus the nrif sketch is closed. The
guns of the sunken frigate rust beneath
the tide of Hurl Gate ; but the memory of
the Patriot Pilot lives in more than one
breast yet.
OW The New York %)iris of the
Tunes gives the following characteristics
of a good horse:—
Cilia eyes. even when seen in the sta
ble, are perfectly clear and transparent. and
the peri's, or apples of the eyes are alike I
in color and size
• I
z On being nipped in the gullet he
tvill inter a sound like that from a bellows.
0, on the tory, he should give• vent to
a dry, husky, shirt cough, beware of him;
his wind is unsound.
8. Ilis legs are smooth and dean.—
If you hnd bunches. or puffs, or a difference
in size, though he may not be lame, desease
lurks there.
4. If brood nod full between the eyes,
he is susceptib.e of being trained to almost
any thing
b. If come white or partial color, he in
docile and gentle.
farmers' (Column. *tied piscellaim.
114 that by the plough would thrive,
Himself, must either hold or drive."
mustard seed, put in a barrel of Cider will
preserve it sweet for several months. I
hare drank fall Cider in the month of May,
which was kept sweet by this means.
Crtrefor !Parts on Count.—Apply a few
drops of nitric acid to the wart, two or
three times. Use it carefully, and avoid
putting on the bog. I have always found
it effectual. They are sometimes rerno• ,
ved by tying a strong thread around them
but the acid is better.
GRAPES —Place a bone in the earth
near the root of a grape vine; and the vine
will send out a leading root directly to the
bone In its passage it will throw out no
fibers—but when it reaches the bone the
root will entirely cover it with the most
delicate fibers, like lace, each one seeking
a pore of the bone. On thin bone, the
one will continue to long an any
nutriment remains to be exhausted.
How to Keep Potatoes.—A writer in
the Ohm Partner, some r and housekeep
er. we guess, nice, the following recipes
for conking potatoes. When we go there
may the poatoes for breakfast be cooked
in the five. way, arid those for dinner in
the secre,d
Ponlops Fined in Sliced.—peel large
potatoes, slice them about a quarter of an
inch thick. or cut them into shavings as
you would noel a lemon ; dry them well
in a clean cloth, end fry them in lard or
dripping. Take care that the fat and fry
ing pan are .quite put it an a quick
fire, and as soon as the lard boils, and is
still. put in the slices of potato, and keep
moving theta until they are crisp; take
them up. and lay them to drain on It seine
5.. , d them to table with a little salt sprink
led over them.
To Boil Adalops —Put them into a
satire pan. with scarcely sufficent wit'er
to rover them. Directly as the skins be
gin to break, lift them from the fire, and
as rapid'y as possible poor otT every drop
of the water. Then place a course (we
need not ray clean) towel over them, and
return to the fire twain until they are
thoron,,Jily dune and quite dry. A little
salt, to taste, should have been added to
the water before boiling.
Firdd•r—Slablea.—Tn winter with corn.
fodder, well cured, is preferable to hay
there is more in it' and the milk will be
sweeter. Feed for cows should he
ded, too. so that while they have enough,
they will not acquire a wnoteful habit. A
working nx requires two per cent a day, of
his own weight, of food; a milking cow,
three per cent. 'chug, if an ox weighs
2,000 pounds, he requires 40 pounds of
hay ; if a cow weighs 1,000 pounds, she
requires 130 pounds of hay. 'rips amount
may be varied a little, to suit the condition
of the sable. It the stable is warm and
Clean, cattle, in the winter, do not require
be placed on rollers, so as to be moveable
from one part of the farm to another, so
as to di-tribute the liquid nitrogen equally
over the farm. The economy of good sta
bles is evident from the fact that a starving
man will freeze with half the cold that
would b. required to freeze a well fed per
son. Economy, es well no humanity. re•
yires that cattle and sheep should be well
sheltered in winter.
In ihe winter, too, when cows that giv
mills hove to le stabled, they should be
fed with eorn meal occasionally to supply
the posphate of lime required for the pro
duction of good milk; a handful mixed
occasionally with the mess will pay ten
fold its cost in the richnes of the milk. If
inilkinen would take this method of thick
ening their milk, instead of adding chalk
and magnesia to it, they would find it
much cheaper, and the consumer would
like it much better.
beef of cattle thus housed is far
more tender and sweet than lhat which
has been toughened by the blasts of win
ter and starvation. If formers would she!.
ter their young cattle intended for beef,
and bring them, by good treatment and a
course ol feeding, to maturity at three
years of age, they would find it far more
profitable than to bring them to maturity
at five years, as they save two years keep.
ing, and the interest on the price of the
animal.—N. E. Farmer.
time" a big, strapping, atvktvarit youth.
fresh from Vermont, entered the Dummel:
.‘ cademy at llyfield, Mass,. for a little
shire of erudition,which is doled out at this
Teinple of Minerva at economical prices.
At dhat time—we know not how it is at
presnt —the boys and girls were kept ir.
one apartment, only the middle aisle separ
ating them. One day,this Vermont stripling
who had jest. been helping one of the girls
throught a hard sum—he was cute on cy.
phering —thought it not more than fair
that he should take toll for his service;
accordingly he threw his big arm around
the rosy damsel and gave her a sly but
rousing smack which startled the wltule
assembly. hietlediali Tower, come up
here!" roared out the preceptor.
The delinquent appeared, his face glowing
with blushes like a red hot warming-pan—
and looking as silly as a ninny.
"Hold out your hand sir!" said the peda
gogue. "I'll teach you not to act thus in
this Institut on."
The huge paw was extended in a hoi-i—
-smalli line towa d the instructor, who sur•
veyed its broad surface with a mathemati-
cal eye—calculating how many strokes of
his small ferule it would take to cover the
(urge number of square inches which it
...ledodinh," at length, he said, this is
the first time that you have been called up
f, any delinquency; nnw, sir, if you will
sny thnt you are sorry for what you have
dune, l will let you • off this time without
"t•iorry," exclaimed the youngster, stri
king en atiitudii of pride and indignation,
•Sorry! No, sir! I um not. And I will do
j.` , t so :Tin of I hue n chancy. So, put on . ,
old feller, jest as hard as you like, By
the jumping' Je•hoshiphat! I'd stand here
'cod iut you lick me till kingdom kutn, afore
I'd be sorry at that—by thunder, I would!"
—1305i...n Post.
RATER.—SaIa Slick could not beat this:
A well to-do farmer of Springport, N. Y.,
three years ago, had a little altercation with
his wife, and while conversing with her
took up a pail to go after some water. Ills
long absence awakened the fears of his wife,
who suspected at once that he had made
an end of his life by throwing himself into
the well. The well was accordingly search
ed but the husband was not found. The
friendly neighbors industriously sought
lor but found no traces of him. Last week.
while bis family were at tea, the missing
husband walked into the room with the pail
of water in his hand, put it into its usual
place and gat down to the table as if nothing
had happened. He had been gone just 3
years after his pail of water, and had visit.
ed California and Australia, and had ..turn
.ed up" again with a handsome little for
tine in his pocket.
Corr erpondeure ("the N. F. Tribune.
IVASIIINOTON, Tuesday, Dec. 9.9, 2857.
I Commodore Paulding's arrest of Walk.
her is strongly disapproved by the Cab.
Intelligence from Utah subsequent to
Nov. 6, states that the Mormons had des.
trnyed Fort Bridger, burning all the build
ings on the approach of Col. Johnston .
lithe Lecompton Constitution had come
here without Slavery, Mr. Stevens of Geor
gia was to have moved its reference back
to the people. The result of the election
has dkarroged his plans.
.9nother Currpspon , lent.
11 Postmaster General Brown's proposi
tion for the Perk Post•Ofnce site foils, no
other site will be purchased by him, and
appropriation will lapse with reasonable
ct rtainty into the Treasury.
There is no foundation whatever for the
statement • lhat the British Government
had protested against the Yrissarri Treaty
on the contrary, there is now a strong dis.
po•iton to accept M. Buchanim's con
struction of the Clayton-Bulwer Conven
tion and to unite in any reasonable policy
that he may recommend. Lord Claren
' don and Lord Napier both entertain and
distinctly express this view.
Com Paulding's dispatches were laid
before the Cebinet to-r+ay, and led to e pro.
'rimed sitting and discussion. They reit
erate the facts already published, but ad
mit plainly that the arrest of Walker was
made without express instructions, and
upon his own responsibility. It is not de
termined whether he will be sustained for
this Infraction of official discipline; while
the President is ilrcided upon maintaining