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n 1 ilutititatitots,
For the Potter Journal.
gActippi iin Phonetic,s.--so. 9.
flbjectioas to the charge—front its
Wo are often told that our phonetic or
;:hography looks so oddly, the characters
itre so uncouth, and the spelling is so situ
-10 awl silty, that those who aro high
pnded and educated will not stoop to so
.fuolish a thing, as to use it. . •
We are not surprised At such °Nee-
Thosc Who have been accustomed
is Ttiad and.write much, or who have' by
painful and laborons process become
passable readers and spellers, find such a
t4rous attachment existing for the dear
pystisul, p.p4 the old familiar words, that
they cannot feel like parting with such old
friends. - •
The new alphabgt they look upon as
ludicrous; as ridiculous:as the. first um
hrella, a thin(r_ to be laughed at and u4t.
tried. • Similar objections were raised
against the ponderous 100 ,motive, asit
thundered along its iron track s with ifs
scream and fire-spitting
- Put we have lived to find the railway train,
p. fruitful theme of poetry. _Every new
fashion which is introduced among us at
first 109 ks .very strange, and many avow
themselves opponents and say they will
he the last odes to don the ridiculous cos
tume, 'Pitt how is it „Look at one item .
t : f p ladies %card robe—hoops—a lady with.
put hoops—you could find one about as
soon as you could a white crow.
That which was once so odious and so
much sport made about, is now absolute
ly essential to the comfort and re.:petable
appearance of the fair ones.. The objec
t.:on of.‘!strangegess" is no objection, be
cause it SYijj goon wear away, and the-new
letters will look as beautiful' ana .yrnmet
rival is the old ones.
The Conservative Oljertion
• The principle of this objection is this :
not tu.erely or simply the unwillingness to
change a custom, but a belief that the in
c;mveniences of the change %sill more than
counterbalance the advantages claimed
The inconveninces presumed, o be are,
first, that every one will be obliged to go
!_o school again in order to learn the new
.Secondly, that all our old- books
.tud libraries will become useliss, as it
Will require au eqeeial study to under
:-taud them; with regard to the lira, it
:s merely necessary- to say, that any per-
FOR who is a fluent or easy reader of the
old style, can iu a fctc /Lours learn to read
The second objection sounds quite
formidable at first, but it is really no ob
jection. at all. Because, as - I have proved
before, this system will make more Ulla
better readers of the books now printed
0 the. Romanic spelling. The present
system otspelling is called the Romani,.
to distinguish it from the Phonetic. It
is a fact which I have already adverted
to'\9at the best method of acquiring a
lenowledge of Romanic orthography is to
commence by studying the Phonetic.
if any of our readers wish to sec a spec
imen of phonetic printing, they can, by
sending 81,00 to J 4 ongley & Brothers,
Cincinnati . , 0., and get a large Semi-
Monthly paper published in Phonetics,
palled The Type of t7c Tiorcv; or send
75 ets. to K. p. Prosser, and
Ilionetic Journal, a monthly WU g - aziner,
pr send 10 ets. and fret a specimen num
ber. The above firms t ' have published
several books in phonetic spelling which
p.n . ; well worth. possessing:.
Moro anon. Ptto No.
For the Potter Journal.
"A Man's a Man for a' that."
MR. EDIT9ft.- 4 WO must call attention
to the fact, that, it is not the (1( rc;.e.
,(either moral or physical) of maithouc/
that is the subject of discussion i the
RESQLVEQ. rhat the man who dtinks intoxicai
ing liquor is NQT q NUN.
.Put it is whether he is g man or not a man
We think that we proved him to be a
man notwithstanding he may have been
drunk. A. sinful man, indeed, but still a
man. Were it not so, very much of what
}3 in this world would be a mere:
farce. The Apostle Paul was engaged in
a very fruitless work when knowing the
A,e ro of the Lord he was "persuading
men nd all the others when in obedi-'
M t ,
epee,o their Master's collie:rand, were:
"preaching the gospel to every creature." i
The Bible meets men as sinful ?Tiers. It:
allows to them Lo other standing. The
Saviour said he "came to call not the
righteous, bdt sinners to repentance."--- .
s'But now commandetli all MOM every
where to repent." But if to be a man,
One must have done nothing wrong, we.
ask of what were they to repent ? They:
a#e plainly called men slthough they had
sinned. But, says "B," if a man Sills he
ia,not a man, but I can only say the Scalp
tures are against him, for they call them
men; Nor tOes thosdegree of estimation
io !filch( a map is held by his fellows, de
termine, *aye, his real character. The
.Lord•judgeth not as man, for man look.'
eth en the appearance, but the Lord look
eth on the heart.- It is not to the pur.
pose to discuss how - much better a wan
would haye been by not drinking, or- do-
hag any other wrong thing. . This seems
to us to admit our side because it implies
that he is simply Bop as 'good a man 'as
he would have
,heen had ile,not dr4rik;
hat mind you, there is no gradation be
tWeen a sinful- man and no man. Tiiiipli-
ptide lies between the points.
We are at a loss to guess what it was i
that we said to give grounds for "B" WI
think we were of the overt act theory.-1
1. - We neverJteld - to this, :J. B. Gough , is
a sample of restoration of the drunkard to
public confidence, and the evidence of
this is, the multitudinous statements
the christiann - papers 'during the last year
to ;this effect, as well as to the fact that
the.Teinp era i l ee men of Scotland employ
hint in.their cause :IS a public lecturer, at
the enormous sum (if I Mistake not) of
410,000 i per annum. The "reclaiming"
is dangerous doctrine. Bitt the Saviour
came to save men's lives, not astrOy
them, and He commissioned 12 men to pe
and proelaim salvation to sinners and con
ferred ,upon them miraculous powers in
driler to convince them to accept of the
offers of pardon and peace. All thLs'is
very dangerous doctrine in "B's" estima
tion. This is the "sale of indulgences,"
and the preaching, of it determines a" . low
state cif society." ) - Veil Y cannot help it.
God has ZOO fit to make it his method
of dealing - with inn, and I have no dis.
position to change it. I confess the state.
of society is as low as it ought to be.; but
there is no 'tendency to elevate i(iu the
conduct of those who say "Stand thou
there for I am holier than thou."
.The. cotton part of the .frticle is beyond
my limited cOmpreltension. The confes
sion abmit Pdpe Cottor would have been
better without the attempt at its justifi
cation. Its right or wrong is not deter-:
mined u.erely b toy opinion of it.
A I*RTEN.I) TO MAN.
=l.O-61q};1il#,e() v 3, (5;39.
fr. S. CHASE. EDITOR kfifPUBLIiI6:-
The, lEsstic- Clearly Stated.
we.popy elsewhere in this issue an ar
itieler from the Evening Post, Which
draws a very striking parallel between
two very important •measures now claim
in!, the attention of Congress. The two
itheaSures afford ample ground for discus
in the fullest, manner the issues
iwhich are to dcfineAhe basis of our coon-
F ,try*Ei welfare; and we coincide with the
I Post that the true : issue now before the
people of this country for discussion and
consideration is, "Shall slave labor or free
l a b o r ani ma t e !the, spirit and control the
destuies of this country?" This, in our
opinion, is the issue upon which the cam
paign of 18(30 should be based, and this_
we believe should be the animas of a ll
Comiressnmal debates, - wherein this prin.
ciple is not irrelevant to the subject mat
ter of discussion-.
~ I Ve hold that upon this issue, (inde
pendent of all other questions of mere ex
pedieticy,• inasmuch I,s we think it em
braces all other issues which may come
before the people in 1860,)-.—the Repub.
lican party must, to be consistent, go be
fore the people. It has assumed the
.championship of free labor and free speech;
it winds out before the country and the
world as the avowed enemy of the exten
sion of slavery; it dates back to the days
of the Revolution, the,adoption of the ar,
titles of confederation of 17f8,- and the
constitution and ordinance of 1787
incasqtcs which; in ,their day, when south
ern statesmen were men, lied more friends
at the south than at- the north ; it
I braces the test principles of all the old
Parties, and new ones for the exigencies
Of the present condition of the country;
and in view of all this can well afford to
rest.its success or failure upon the issue
it has adopted.
And, moreovdr, the issue is not one
which admits of ;but one construction, or
one line of interpretation. It is a broad
issue, bearing uPon all the social, moral
P.fid commercial relatious of our people,
and aiming, •at the redemption of our com
mon country i frem the vortex* of ruin' to
which, a few !years of political and social
perruption has' so nearly brought it. If
we sustain slave . labor we must destroy
frqe labor—one or the other must give
Way. If we destroy free labor, we may
as well make up qur mind to live, ere
many years, :under tt monarchy. If we
sitstaiq free label., the grandeur and inj
tlUence of. our country and gb+nment is
illimitable and inconceivable, and its pow-,
er for good is invincible.
A Little Incident in Life at Th
Another of these charwing.eharacteris
-1 tic episodes of Capital life, indicative alike
14 the moral ana'politieal an iasma which
coimposes the air' of that legislative city,
I wok, place ill. iWashingtpn last Sunday.
Theigon, Da4ol E. Sickles, member of
Congress from the 111 District, New York,
has, or had, a . charming wife of twenty,
tivoyears, (her husband is 40), whom he
married when she was ststeen--Italian
I • when` she
desire a lover independ
ent of a husband, and Yankee enough to
have just what she wanted, even though
iCoV4rtly, her gather being Antonio Bagi
oli, h celebratad Italian music tf.acher in
Nei Y4rl::, who married an American lady.
314 Siakle's . 'lover was Philip Barton
a son Nof 1 the author of the g , Star
Spangled Banner," and U. S. Attorney
for the District of Columbia. He was - a
widower; with four children, .and was 42
years old. He had rented a house. of a
negro in Fifteenth street -which, he used
for assignationS with Mrs. Sicklei, and to
which—(froin a Club-house which ho fre
t quented opposite the residence of the. Mr.
Sickles,)-4he was in the habit of signaling
her with a wave of his White handkerchief.
Mr. Sickles was informed of the intimacy,
his wife with Key, doubted its truth
at; first, but received ocular proof finally,
las well as the confession of - Mrs. Sickles,
!believed, and determined on dire revenge.
ion Sunday he saw Key walk . past' his
ihouse two or three times, and give the
criminal - signal to Mrs. S., and on sceim.t - .
this, requested his particular friend, S.
F. Batterworth, Esq., to - follow Key. en
!gage him in conversation and detain him
'until be could go up stairs and arm him
self, which he did with a five-bore six
inch revolver and two single barrel Der
ringer pistols, went out of his house
'arid walked down past the President's,
land met Mr. Key. The hater greeted
;the former, and was about offering him
his hand, when Mr. Sickles, refusing to
(take Mr. Key's hand, said, -Sir, you ha' e
! dishonored me; prepare to die!" Mr.
Key started back a few feet, exclaiming,
"What for? What fur? Don't! don't!"
and made a movement as if seeking for a
weapon in his left breast, but. which prov
ed to be an opera-glass,„, which ho threw
Mr. Sickles then drew one of his Der
ringers and', Sent Mr. K.ey, who. staggered I
some; Mr. Siokles shut at Mr. Key again,
with his s l econd. Derringer, which sent
him reeling l
against a tree ; he cried out
"murder," when Mr. Sickles fired a third
time, from his revolver, and Mr. Key 1011.1
Mr. Sickles, believing him dying, desist
ed, and did do' fire again.
Mr. Key was carried. to the club-house,
where he died soon after. lie was a
nephew of Chief Justice Taney, and was
a much esteemed citizen.
With impertur.ble s tpg fro J, as soon
as his '•job" was dune, Mr. Sickles went
to the office of United States Attorney
General Black. He expressed a desiro
to surrender himself, and accordingly sent
fur the Mayor, the Marshal of the Dis
trict being absent, and, in company with
that magistrate, rode in his' carriage to
the District Jail, where he has been vis
ited by a large number of - his friends,
from different sections of the country, all
of whom expressed great sympathy fur
Mr. Sickles, of course. There is very
little danger of Mr. Sickles having jus
tice done him, as the Administration is
on his side, and will be untiring in its
efforts to secure the acquittal of one of its
most servile' tools. The vacancy occa
sioned by the death of Mr. Key will of
course be tilled at once by au appointment
of the ,'resident, and with a view to furor
the perpetrator of the "latest" Congress
ional- homicide. The crime of 31r. Key
was nearly equal, in point of' moral force,
to that of Mr. Sickles, and we would nut
excuse the former one juta, while at the
same time that of Mr. Sickles is, and
should be punished es, A first-class crime,
I following The editorial remarks of the
fuse, in relation to the poSition
of the murderer, meet our nearty approval :
"The provocation which Sickles alleg
es, was the criminal intimacy of Key with
his wife. The friends of Key, it is said,
deny the charge; but the accounts from
Washington affirm that Mrs. Sickles has
fully acknowledged her guilt. We should
not wonder if this were true. Mrs. Sick
les was married to her husband at - a time
when she was not yet out of her girlhood,
and she is even now but twenty-two years,
of age. The character of the husband
too- often corrupts that of the wife, par-1
tieularly at the impressible period of early
youth. "Curses," it is said in the old
proverb, "come home to roost ;". and so.,
it may be said with equal truth, do adul
teries. Sickles was excluded from decent
society in this city long ago; and it would
be almost a miracle if, in the school to
which he took - his young . .wife, with her,
character yet unformed, she shoulddiave I
" We do not mean to. extenuate the in
jury done by Key to the wan who so cool
ly took his life; it is ono of the greatest
that one matt can commit against anoth
er. But there are states of social exist
ence in which mutual toleration is the
rure of conduct, and Sickles, in acquiring
so perfectly the morals, should also have
aeluired the philosophy of the class to
whiClj be belongs- ill became him,
whe is so careless of his own conduct, to
set on foot investintions . into the morals
of others, and to avenge a false step with
death. No matter how heady the offence
touched him, be should have treated it
as he treated criminal intrigues of the
same nature in which his own. wife was
not concerned, as-a`triffihm matter, as a
pleasant jest, as a thing to be passed off
with a sly allusion and a knowing look,
in short, as something which the adUlter
ous intriguer was welcome to chronicle
among his triumphs.
° TAE Rev, John . Long delivered a. lec
ture of" Lager,Bier," nt tiyrichburg, Va..,
not long since. , - 11 n denounced the -pop
ular beverage, and affirmed that its exees
usg„. bad 'contributed in
. n izreat degree
to the intellectual decay of the German
VIOLENT POISONS. -* Think a
minute,.yo who complain of..nervouShess,
neuralgia; ve. young men who see visions
and dream 'dreams I And, when you next
are merry around the sky rocket and rifle
.brands, let one of your number sing in
full cups the following, from the Autocrat:
" Como! fill a, fresh pumper, for ,rhy should we
While the lognmod still reddens our -clips as
they flow ?
Pourout the decoction still brightwitli the sun,
Till der the brimmed crystal the dye-Start-shall
"Tho half-ripened 'apples their life-dews have
How sweet is the taste of the sugar of lead
For summer's rank poison, lies hid in the
?clues ! ! !
That were garnered by .stable-boys srookinfr,
Then a7seowl, and a.howl, and a scoff, and
For strvehine and whiskosy, and ratsbanc-and
la cellar, in pantry, in attic, in hall,
Down, clown with the tyrant, that masters us
And there is more truth than poetry in
these, verses. Every year tnahes them
truer end truer, There have been sneers
at those. whose poverty, though not their
will, consented to make them drink beer
and sing of wine;" but. what shall It'e say
of those who sit , of wihe and drink—
BAND or HoPE.--A meeting of the
little boys and girls of our town will be
held in the English Lutheran church
neat Saturday afteraoon, for the purpose
of organizing a temperance society under
the title of the " Band of floe ", Rev
CharleS A. Flay, who is at the head of
this movement, deserves great credit fur
his activity anu zeal in the present teui
perance reformation Other ministers of
the gospel in town would do well to inii•
late iiisexample.—.ll;crrisburg T elegraph.
This is an excellent idea, and we trust
lit will be generally adopted. Get the
children and the women of our country
fully interested in the cause of Temper
ance, and we will guar4n-ty a decrease of
drunkenness and crime. Whiskey is the I
foundation of all crime, directly or indi •
reedy, and if our Legislatures, instead of ,
making laws to kent ish tritne t would enact
laws which wiuld enable well.disposed
citizens to prevent' it, ti4y Would do them
selves honor and 'vastly add to the moral
weight of that
: body. Tim' influence ofl
the Legislature will over be a! , ainst Team-1
perance until the peopl, take the matter
in haud—and, therefore, we hail the move
ment in Harrisburg as a good hope that
the people w . i/t ere long (at least, when
these ohildren grow up;) take the matter
in hand. God help in form Bands uti
Llepe" in every village andThamlet•in they
country—and may the ohildren of the
present age be the " good angels" who
shall hover around thO.pathway of all fu.
ture generations to protect - them from the!
fell destroyer of man's true nobility.
IMPORTANT FROM WASHINGTON,
,AnoeVal ion Mil
tir II lid ra svii
Spocial Dexpaleir to the „V. I'. Evening Post
WASHINGTON, - February 26.—The
firmness of the lte, *jeans on a test of
,until one o'clock this mornin ,
azainst the thirty million - scheme, has
compelled Slidell to withdraw his measure
from the arena, acknowledging to-day
that it cannot - Lai passed.
The Committee of Ways and Mans
have agreed to report Phillips's. Morrills's
and Phelps's tariff bills to-day. Cobb
democrats will 'try to substitute Phelps's
bill, which is the tariff of 1846, for Phil
lips's bill, which sacrifices almost every
other interest to Peunsylvauiu iron.
The Republicans will vote against Phil
iips's hilt and concentrate upon Morrill's
bill, which treats all the great interests
with more fairness. It is thought that
the Pennsylvania democrats will vote for
the latter if they cannot get Phillips's.
Significance °fine Question Be-
thee the Senate.
The Senate at Washington has been
up all night engaged in debate : not of or
dinary political copies; altho'ugh they seem
so: but of the most funuaincutal question
dont. A.merioan civilization. The Home
stead bill, on one side, and the Cuban An
uexation bill, on the other; are butte rep- 1
resentative measures, in which the spirit
and tendencies of tie two distinctive so
cieties of this country are well exgessed
We refer to the tree society, which occu
pies the greater number or the states, and
the slaveksociety, which occupies the rest.
What is the Homestead bill, which has
. passed the House ; and lingers
Atom in the Senate;? It is. a. proposal to
cut off one great source - of political profli
gacy and corruption—Congressional trad
ing in the public lands—and to establish
a great political good—free access to the
unsettled soil of the West for all glasses
of the population. For many years this
has been a favorite scheme with the re
fldetink and public-spirited working-men
of the country ; they saw how the rich
lands of the nation were gradually falling
into the hands of forestallers and specu
lators.; they saw how they were dwindling
away under the revdess prodigality of
Congress; they saw what lan adujirable
outlet and asylum they toight iprove for
the _impoverished and over-crowded' Popti,
lations,of the cities; and they interposed,
from time to time, to . savel.thivialuable
inheritance from being absorbed by a rich
.aristocracy, or . fronibeing SquaU
dered by not over*rupulUus legislators.
At leng,th they have so far aroused the
attention of the-nation, and persuaded its
opinions, as te . procnre - passage of a
most unobjectionable atid judicious act
through the •nouse ofiltepreseniatives.
Eat tho way of it is stopped in the Senate
by another soheme of veridifferent ,scope
. _ .
And what is this Culian annexation
bill ? In .our estimation it is a bill devis
ed by a few politfcal: leaders to empower
the President of thei United States ito scat
ter thirty millions; of dollars in bribery itnd
corruption among the people. But, con
sidering it in the light in jwhiclt the mov
ers choose-to put it forward, as a Measure
preliminary to the!^acquiSition of Cuba.
and it is not greatly imprOved in•feature.
. 1 . it then becomes a ;seheme, ostensibly to
Ipurchase, but in reality io seize ;by vio
lence, additional slave territory from an
unwilling neighbor-and friend. Mr. Sli
dell, in his.report,Jand other senators in .
their speeches, it Is true; arc prpinpt to
assign afluzen motives for this aggressive
proposition—Commercial,', social and polit
ical—but the one :controlling motive, as
it is well known, is to increase the politi
cal power of slavery. If it were not sup
posed that it would have that effect,? it
I would find but few advocates in Washing
ton. -1 l
I Here, then, we see the Senate absorbed
Ito the discussions oft wo strongly eon trt4t
ed measures ; the'One a peaceful, and lA. , -
nevolent.scheme for the settlement of ¶he
wild lands of the West with a free, hardy
-and thrifty populstiim of farmers' and Me
chanics, and the other a warlike scheine
i fir wresting
',, away m plop y
ty power, in order to s \MI an already ex
l eessive and dan g erous servile class, and
Ito strengthen the power of its masters—
and how are parties divided on these
, schemes ?. Thh democrats--the friends
of the people, as they call themselves—
are, with few exceptions, arrayed on the
side of the slave society, and the republi
cans, with no exCeptions, on the side of
the tree society. This diffi:Tence oe posi
tion indicates the essential difference in i
their wishes arid aimus, and it ought tAi have I
the effect of opening the eyes of the hun- I
est lit . borin!r masses of the country—such I
as remain to be 441eilL'.d—to the real char-1
actor of the present political contest.
It is not .a strife for mere party ascend
ancy, although that may be 'involved in,
the result ; it is not a vapid dispute about
words or trivial and transiont matters of!
opinion ; but, as we remarked at the out- 1
s et, supposing both sides to lie earnest in
their objects, a serious conflict between
two diverse and irreconcilabre elements of
our eit,lization. Shall slave labor or free
a 1 ) ,,, situate the spirit and control the
destinies of this country ?—that is the is
sue.-1V T. EL. , :. Post, 26th.
Causes of in the Sever
More than thirty causes of divorce are
!recognised by the statutes of the different
'states. In South Carolina nut one has
i ever been obtained. In Virginia there
are three causes, namely : natural and in.
!curable impute-ney at the time or mar
riage, idiocy and bigamy. In Alabama,
adultery, or two years abandonment. In
Rhode ; Island, iniOneney, adultery, ex
treme cruelty, .wilful desertion fur the
space ot five years, continued drunken
uessoleglect of the husband to provide
necessaries fur the subsistence of the wife,
misbehavior and wickedness repug
nant th the marriage contract. In New
JerseY divorce is granted for prior exist
ing marriage, adultery, and ‘,Vilful absence
fur live years. In Vertuont for non-age,
mental incapaCity, impotency, force or
fraud, adultery, confinement iu the State
Prison for three years or more, intolera
ble severity, absence for sevan years un
heard of, and where the lysband, bring
of ability, grossly and wantonly neglects
to provide tor. his wife. In Maine for
adultery, impotency, - desertion for five
years, joining the Shakers for five years,
confinement in the Stare Prison of any of,
the United States for five years, fraud in I
obtaining the consent of the other party,
liabittial drunkenness for three years; a
marriage with nn Indian 'or mulatto is
void; and imprisonment for felony in the
state, work S -a divorce witheut . any judic
ial proceeding. In Kentu;ky; for habitu
al drUnkenueSs, condemnation fur felony,
cruelty of the husband, and, fur several
other causes whieh we forbear to men
tion. In Illinois, fur impotency, adulte
ry; wilful desertion for MO ye, - 4rs, extreme
cruelty, habitual drunkenness for two'
years. In Missouri, for adultery, wilful
desertion for two years, conviction for an
infamous habitual drunkenness
for two years, cruel treatment endan
gering life, intolerable indignities, va
grancy of the •husband. In lowa the
same causes exist as; iu Missouri, to
which_ is ssuperadded, "when the par
ties cannot- live iu peaCe aLd happiness,
and their welfare requires . p,,4eparation."
The• law of Arkansas is the same as in
Missouri, except that one ypar's absence
is sufficient to free the abandoned party
from the - bends'of marriage . .
~ In Tennes
see and Mississippi the kits is nearly situ
ilAr; while in 'Florida, tollikei enactments
are added habitual indulge l hee of viclent
U7lll ungovernable temper for, one year,
; drunkenness or desertion; for one year.
In North Carolina, impotency,. adultery,
abandonment, turning the wife out oft
doors; cruelty or indignity On the part of I
the husband, or any otherjust cause.. In
Texas, impotency, excess, 'Ur cruel treat-1
meat, or outrages, or desertion for th ree
y . eari); tiusband . may .have divska
for.thq adultcry(of the wife, and the Rife
when the- husband abandons her add lives
in adultery.. In Maryland the law
same as ia :New, York,-exeept that ab an ,
donment and three years'. absence
the state is-a cause of divorc. I n . G eor.
gia, the old English ecelesiastiekl tan m t .
erns. In New Hampshire aud.Ohiesita.
ilar laws to' those of Vermont prevail....
Extreme cruelty and - absence for three
years are caused for. divorce in bel aw r az . e
to which Pennsylvania has.added iatoler
able indignities.; Congress has aever
ferred the power
.to grant diVorci uvoa.
the courts in the district of,ColuMbia...:.
Tribune, February 23.
n A wliArty. WAY."—=John Smith 4 . 23
!seen going along Smithlieldstreet,Satur.
day, drawing a willow- wagon with. tai l) .
flint in it, and several satchels suspender),
lon the tonne. ..I.le. looked- weary wi l l s
travel, and attracted- attention. li e " s ,
i induced to go to the Mayor's ofke, T h ere
he and the child Were properly cas e d-f„,,
I His story is a.sau'one. His wif e &di a
I.Cincinnati, and Being des,irous to place.
their little' one under his - sister's Care ia
N. Y., ho :soled—being without means.
to do otherwise—to start on his journey
afoot. He bought the wagon, placed his
child' with his few worldly effects in it,
'and left the city 'with out fifteen cent s 4
his pocket. People along the way who
heard his story, gave him and his little
'one food, and shelter, though hot always,.
and he suffered dreadfully at'tiines frs
cold, and hunger, And anxiety fur his
charge. Near he stopped at
a stone tavern, and offered a woman ten
centsalf he had—for shelter over night;
be did nut ask for food. She demurred
at first, but finally consented. - .Durin g
the night-the landlord cause home, learn.
ed the facts,.and with curses drove him
out. He put his little charge in the wan
on, and in the night, under apitiless and
rainy sky, pushed forward. De grew
11 nit:b with cold, 'and attempted to build
a fire to warns himself alongside the tradt
of the Hempfield Road. The watchman
saw him and forbade; but learning his
sad story, took him to his house. led
ed and refreshed - he came on to the city.
Bless him for his kindness to the little
ore He deserves a better reWard than
he is likely to get in thistvurld. We are
<dad to know that a fundlis being maed
to send him and his charge to New York
by railroad.—.Pivsbary .b:tspateh.
A Brum - BURNED Ti) DEATEL—BY
passengers from Lebanon we learn. of a
most distressing affair which occurred nor
that place yesterday. Miss SusanS.huet,
daughter of John Shuck, Esq., was to
have been married to Mr. John 'Thomas
at 12 o'clock. But a few minutes prio
to the time the ceremony was to be per
t'ormed her dress accidentally caug:it
fire, and the wedding dress, which was o'
a thin Material, was iMtantiv in a blaze
and the youn g lady was fatally burned
fler sister, Mri. Burr Harrison, in beret
forts to save her, tired her own dress, and
was, perhaps, even' more severely burned.
There is but little hope of her recoveryi
Is feared. Mr. Shuck and other members
of the family, who also tried to relieve'.
young lady from her perilous situation
here burned, but not seriously. Tfi
scene was terrifying beyond the expre'siiu
The bride was badly burnt from th
iwaist up,-and the hair biirned frrom he
head. After her wounds-wore dressed
and while she lap upon her conch, suffer
ing the rn tensest 'agony, the marringeeer
Lemony Was performed,
Rooms had been prepared at the N 3
tional Hotel, in this city, for the hrib
party, and they were to leave by.theeye
ning train.—Lociseille .Courier, 2'211.
TOE STATE OF OREGON.—The follow
inn are the officers of the n new State
" Oregon : Governor-John Whittaker
Secretary of State---Lucien french; Tres:
urer—john D. Boon ; State Prilitei'
Asahel. Bush. The Governor is to field
of f ice for four years, with a salary of 51 ;
1600 per annum. He is also to be made
f superintendent of public instruction, and
with the Secretary of State . and Thum
' er to constitute a board of trustees i
Charge of the school fund. The othe
State officers will hOld office for two years
The Senate consists of sixteen and th.
House of Representatives of thirtigon ,
members, who -will receive three dolls
per day for forty . days.
SAYS the Washington correspondent° ,
The Evening Post: "Mr: J. Q.A.
a young artist of this city, has just col
pleted a bust, in plaster, of Ron. Josha
R. G iddino' '' s. It-is pronounced by ;1 1 tb'
friends of the Jailer to be a west admits
ble likeness. While this is true, it ld s
evinces much promise for the future of tt~
gifted young artist.
.11Ir. 'Ward was be ,
in Ohio, but studied for several years wit'
H. K. Brown, the artist, of New York."
MRS.. FRANCES D. GAGE (` 4 Aunt fa•
ny"), of St. Louis, hi about to embark
New Orleans for Hayti, via. Cuba. ne
h usband's brother .will accompany he
The results of her, observations in th:
country "and during her journey thitht
will doubtless find their way to the pogi
in due "time. We are encourac:Cd to e l
pect from her an .occasional commusio
IN the front row of seats in the Mak
Assembly sits the .world-renckwaed N
Dow. He has already
self is a ready debater. Whatk he sPe' ll
the House listens. His is a Very BO;
way of saying very harsh things, 04
genial - smile plays- round; his;
when retorting in Ilia mast C,uttiog °