Bedford inquirer and chronicle. (Bedford, Pa.) 1854-1857, April 17, 1857, Image 1

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BY J. G. wairrir.a..
She ro*s from Iter de'i<-ius sleep
And put away her brown hair,
And in :i tone as low and deep
As lore s first whisper, breathed a prajer.
Her snow white hinds together pressed,
o ller bine ryea sheltered ia the lid,
The folded liaea on ber breast,
Just swelling with the charms it hid.
Arid from ber long ami flowing dress,
• Escape>l a bare and snowy foot,
Whose stens upon the earth did-press
I.ike a new snow-flake, white and mute;
Aud then from slumber? soft and warm,
fJke a young spirit fresh fioui heaven,
She bowed that light and matchless form
Ami humbly prayed to be forgiven.
Oh, God ! if souls Untoiled as these
Need daily mercy from thy throne ;
If she upou ber bended ktieca,
Oar holiest aud purest one ;
She with a face so clear and bright,
We deem her some stray child ot light;
If she with those soit eyes in tears,
Day after day in her young years,
Must kneel aud pray for gra-'o from Thee,
\\ hat Pjr, far deeper need Lave we!
llow hardly, it she win not Heaven,
Will out wild errors be forgiven !
Lrcia the Home Journal.
When Willie wins and weds a wife,
I wonder w.'io the bride will be!
• For any maiden might In? promt
Of such a liable ii 1 a he.
Now Willie is our village pride;
The ti .w.-r of ail our country youth ;
• lie's turned the heads of twenty girls!
Though they are easy turned, iu tiut'u !
■ill. father lives on yonder farm ;
- The country people cab .-Squire
Ti ey say to sa\ e 1 i? son irum harm.
That lie would pass through flood or tire !
Tbe good Squire 1 ints of days to come ;
And looks as wise as wise can be!
When Will shail bring Ins maiden bome ;
iiut no tine knows bis choice but me'
• Nay. do not frov.n so, stately Stand ;
For %rc will ca:J you '.Princess'* still;
' Though Willie caliuly passed you by,
J m sure \ i-.i wih his Lr de no ill.
il'ilMiokl yi i.r auger, pretty Madge ,
itiil pout your lips, and curl your htir,
rhe Stlitph wild fiat WiUla le.ves
Is riot one half—One half So lair!
Site's only lovely in mi eyes—
Indeed she wants in* other praise!
Her only wealth is iu has love—
ller pleasure tallows in Ids ways.
1 cuhiK't Maine Maud ;
Or Ma.lgs, the rosy liuieell ! marvel that tiny tried their best I
I strove to please the lad myself!
Iloup? teisei Goat ecu,
A tiir.nle Hocsicr thus indignantly httr's back
the ridicule of hoops by the masculine i-ipeds
We copy from tlie Pratsklin Hepublic tn :
Mi. Eniroß—Tbe great mania of tbe times
seems t" be, who rau say the m -st silly things
about *• Inio|s," just a? if it w s anybody's
business shout them, save those who choose to
wear them. Scarce a. paper come to hand that
h-s not something about '-Hoopiana" in it,
written iy s. me ft flirt less ed:t >r, or some one
of his less g j ted correspondents. To these
snat !ir:g lupids 1 will reply under the most
suitable c<-gnomon of winch I can employ, viz:
' Talk not to cs about era hoops,
•Or of our skirts, nor whit ot loops;
We'll wear just what we please,
■ For every lady now-doth need.
Protection ironi the woolly breed,
II she rcgaids her ease.
•Was ever earth more cursed with trash.
Than you who grow the vile mustache t
And with no sparing hand,
Deal out to us in endless rhyme,
That wearing .'hoops"' is all a crime,
Hut this we understand.
There's some of you look quite feline,
While others look sotnewhit canine,
'Aud some seem both combined ;
-Just as it seems to suit the taste,
*Of -would be ME*, in hottest baste,
•If they hot bad a mind.
-Then too, in this progressive age.
A woolly face is all the rage,
A filthy face to mask :
Which makes oue look so very prim,
Like every other wooHy-jim ,
But here just let me ask,
Is there a piaee about your head.
In which to put your daily bread 1
If so, wjete is fbo place ?
■f or I dec lire, no one can cec
Where such a place can fairly • e,
About your woolly face.
And if you have, It is ia use,
And filled with vile tobacco juice ;
All ready for a squirt,
Upon some lady's fancy dress,
Or in the face of loveliness,
What don't fall on your shirt.
To smoke ami chew and raise a crop
-Of rao-Esn wool, and act the fop,
Wi'h time aud money spent,
Just fills your enp of CSEFI J.XF.B*.
While too you are of fil'hiucsa,
A walking monument.
And as you walk the streets about,
Like some great awkward, lazy, iout,
With a Itftig nine to putf.
Ton think yourself most wondrous wise,
And like tbe TOAD quite large in size,
But ho hi, I've sail enough.
"Franklin, lud. IIOOPIASA
A Weekly Paper, Devoted to Literature, Politics, the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, &e., &c —Terms: Two Dollars per annum.
It was eaily on a sunny morning daring
the progress of the last war with Great
Britain, that a young naval officer, walking
| on the Battery of New York, had bis at
| teotion drawn to a group of persons earn
t eslly engaged in watching two vessels that
l were just visible down the battery.
'What is it my friends?' he asked, in a
| frank, hearty tone as he joined them.
•The teuder, again, chasing a sbooner,
dr,'answered an ol i tar, touching the
point of his hat, as he noticed the anchor
button on the gentleman's coat,
'Here's a spy glass, sir,' said a mister's i
| urate who stood near, and at the same time
respectfully banding it to him.
'Thank you, my man,' answered the lieu
tenant with a smile, as he took the instru
; urent and placed it to his eye.
By its aid be could clearly distinguish an
armed schooner of ab> ut ninety tons, crowd
| ing sail in chase of a *&re and after,' that
i that was making every exertion to escape,
j both by towing and wetting her sails.
'The chae is about a half a mile ahead,
j sir,' said the master's mate; 'but tbe tender
• sails like a shark in chase of a dolphin.—
j TLe fore aud after don't stand any chance
i of getting in past the fort.'
'That tender ean sail, aud I urn the one
that ought to know it,' said a stout, wheath
•cr lea'eu man. 'She was a pilot boat, and
was the fastest craft that ever danced over
; the water. Three weeks ago. 1 and iu\
crew were out in her, when you English
[ frigate suddenly made Ler appearance out
of a fog bank, and brought us to. But I
: took my yawl, and pulled for the land a
j league away., and escaped; for the fog was
! so thick that the Englishmen could not get
a glimpse of me. It is my schooner they
have turned into a lender sir, and that's
| made so many captures the last three weeks
j erf our small coasters.'
j She carries forty men, and a lung thirly
! two —so i hear," observed a sailor in the
j group.
'And is commanded by luff and reefer,'
j added the mastery's mater.
'lt weald be a blessing,' observed a nran
; of-war's man, who had not yet spoken, 'if
: (hat craft could be taken. It aiot safe for
a sloop to put ber nose out of the harbor,
j beyond the cape. While the frigate was
there alone they could slip along the coast
i in light water, and show their heels; 1 utcow
everything that ventures out is brought to
by the long tender.'
•There'.? a faet, Ben,' responded another
i seaman. She has taken ordriv.o back in
to port no less than twenty *ix crafts iu the
last three weeks. I shall be glad, for one,
j wh'n our frigate lying off there gets her
armament aboard, for then I think we'll
| swallow the English frigate outside, and
pick our teeth with the tender.'
All these remarks were heard by the
young officer who all the while continued to
j lock through the spy-glass at the tender aud
i hei chase*
'There goes a gun!' cried several of the
; spectator 5 , as a flash and jet of smoke came
from the teuder's bows.
'That is bold enough,' observed the young
officer, as if speaking his thoughts aloud;
'that impudent tender is almost up with the
fort, and dares to fire at the chase in tbe
very fac* of the batteries.'
'lt's, only to try and do ber mischief sir,'
said the mastei's mate; 'for she finds the
fore and after will escape her, so she fires a
gun to ctit somtbing away.'
'Yon are right, my man,' responded the
man 'for she has pat about and stands sea
ward again.'
He continued to watch the retiring ten
der for seme length of time iu composed si
'lt's a pity that we hadn't an ariued cut
ter in port that would sail faster than she
can, so that we might give her chase out,'
said a lad approaching tbe group. His
dress was that of a midshipman, and his
! air singularly free and careless.
'Ah, Frank you are here?' said the lieu
i tenant. When did you get back from your
; father's?'
'Last night. 1 was in hopes to find the
j ship ready for sen, Mr. Perc'val; but I am
J told that it will be tfrec weeks befo/e we
| can gel a#sy. I want to have a brush with
■ John Bull's frigate, that hovers off and on
I the harbor with such bravadoing. When
j did you get into town sir?'
j 'Yesterday morning. Have you been
witnessing the pretty chase down the bay
{tbis morning Frank?'
'Yes. I would give a year's pay if I
could only have a hat.J in capturiog the
'Come with me,' said the officer, putting
his arm in that of the midshipman. 'Your
words but express my own wishes. I have
conceived a plau for capturing the tend
'ln what way, sir?' demanded the youth,i
with Animation.
'I will show you. The tender's game
appears to be the coasting vessels, from
which she takes men to impress in the Brit
ish navy, also, plunders the craft of such
things as they contain which are of any
value. My plan is to charter an old sloop,
the worst looking one that it is possible tc
find in port, yet a tolerable fast sailer, for
she must work well, and readily obey hot
helm. I will load her deck with hencoops
filled with poultry, peas ciammed with pigs
aud a few sheep, and a calf or two by the
way of variety. You laugh, Frank; but
the commander of the tender will find it no
laughing matter, if I suceed as I anticipate.
1 shall ship about thirty five men, aud con
ceal them in the hold; and taking command
of my craft, with ouly one hand visible on
deck, 1 shall srt sail out to the harbor.—
When I get outside, I thiuk 1 shall be able
to show John Ball a Yankee trick he will
not be able to forget very sooa. But all
will depend on our good management of
the affair. Now you see what I would be
at, Frank! Will you join me?'
'Heart and hand, sir,'responded Frank
Talbot, with enthusiasm. 'Will you allow
me to be the hand on deck to help to work
the sloop?'
'Yes, if you can talk Welhersfield Yan
'Wall, I rsyther guess I ken, though 1
haint been to Connecticut a nong : em sins
last grass'
This reply was pronouueed in such an in
imitable Yankee dialect, that the lieutenant
burst into a hearty laugh.
'You will do, Frank! Now we want to
proceed at once to action. I want you to
go to the Anchor rendezvous in Pearl street
and drum up about five and thirty men.—
Take only those who are daring aud ready
for anything. Let none of them know your
object, lest we should be betrayed by infor
mation being conveyed to the tender. You
will fiti'l ough ir. tbeao times that wilt
ask no questions. Meet me at twelve
o'clock at the Exchange reading room*, and
report to nae.'
The midshipman then took his leave, and
hastened up the Battery. The lieutenant
returned to the group, and taking aside tbe
master's mate whom he knew, laid briefly
before hiui his project. The old lar enter
ed into it with a z;al. Together they weut
to the docks, where, o*l account of tbe
blockade, lay idle a large number of ves
sels of every description. They were not
long in discovering such a craft as suited
them; aII idsou sloop of seventy toDs. —
She was immediately put in trim for sailing
by the master's mate,and three or four uien
whom be employed; while the officer pro.
ceed.-d to buy up and seaden board his live
The morning following these events the
tender of the British frigate was standing
off and on under easy sail, and close in with
Sandy Book. The wind was from the
southwest, and blowing about a five knot
breeze. The sky was without a cloud and
nniy a gentle undulation lifted the surface,
of the ocean. The tender was a clipper
built vessel, very long and narrow in the
beam, aud constructed wholly with an eye to
her fast sailing qualities; and she gave
proof of them by overhauling everything-
She carried amidships a loag thirty-two
pounder. Her crew consisted of about
thirty men in the uniform of the British
navy. They were now principally assem
bled on the bows and ou the windlass, talk
ing together or watching the shore. Aft,
the officer of the deck, a bluff full faced
young English 'Middy' was lounging over
the quarter railing, smoking a cigar. The
man at the helm had a sinecure of his post,
for the vessel tripped along so easily that
she seemed almost to steer herself.
'Sail ho!' cried the look out from the bed
of the bowsprit.
'Where away?' quickly demanded the offi
'ln sort, two points forward the beam!'
Aye, aye! I see?' auswercd the middy,
leveling li s glass at a sloop just stealing
out of the harbor, closely hugging the
'lt's another of the Yankee coasters. —
A sail in shore, Mr. Stauley,' said ho,
speaking through the sky-light window
The lieutenant, a stout, fleshy, port-wine
visaged John Bull, came on deck and to*,k
sight at the stranger, which was about a
league distant.
It is a lumber sloop, but will bring her
to, if she dares to venture out; for we may
get some fresh provisions and vegotable3
from her if nothing more.'
'Shall I put ber on the other tack, sir?'
'Not yet. Keep on as we are till the
sloop gets an offing. If we run for her
now, sLe will take Lcr refuge in iLe har
The sloop stood oat for half a mile, and
then hauling her wiud, beat down along the
land. Ttie tender delayed her chase until
she bad got too froui the entrance of the
harbor again, and then putting about, ran
for her so as to cut her off. The sloop
seemed to take alarm, and began to make
the best of her way toward the haibor she i
had left. Confident of the speed of his own '
vessel, tho English lieutenant felt satisfied :
that the chase was already his, an i laughed ,
at the efforts of the sloop to get away.
At length they oatne near enough to see
that her docks wore covered with pigs and j
•A rare haul we shall make this morning,' i
said the middy. 'Enough chicken pie for
the whole frigate's crew, to say nothing of
the turkies and roast pig for the cabin!' i
'What a regular slab side! Yankee skip- !
per she has at the helm 1 M m and boy !
she has a stout crew" said the lieutenant, I
' j
laughing. 'They look frightened out of i
their senses, they begin to think they are j
done for! Sloop ahoy!'
'What ye want?' earns across the water j
in the strongest nasal Yankeeiom.
I want yon to Leave 'to, Brother j
'l'd rayther not, if it's all the some to
you! I'm in amity hurry! Frank!' added
the disgusted American offiier, in an under
tone, 'whou 1 order you to let go the jib,
ycu must draw it aft as h irl as your ;
straight will let you. lat the same time j
will put the helm hard up, so that the sloop
will pay off rapidly, and fall aboard of the
tender for I'tu determined to go aboard of
her. T shall curse your blunders and order
you to let go; but don't mind me: keep
pulling the jibasheet bard to windward—
leave the rest to me. Now my men,' he
said, speaking through the companion way,
'take a good grasp for your pistols and
cutlasses. When I stamp my foot on the
deck over your heads, throw off the hatches
leap on the deck, and follow me.'
'Heave to, or I w : H ninSc you' What are
you palavering about?' shouted the English
! man.
The two vessels were now side by skle,
| steering in the same course, a beam of each
other, the tender to leeward, and about a
hundred fathoms off.
'Wall, don't be too free with your pow
der and I will. Aminvlab, let go that ar'
.'Yes, I will,' answered the young reefer!
and with a near'y wi!l be began to draw it'
| fo windward, At the same moment the
' American officer pot the helm hard up, !
j aud the sloop rapidly payed off right toward
j the tender.
'Let go that jib-sheet!' shouted the Eng
| li.-h officer.
'Yes, Aiuinadab, you tarnal fool you, let
'it go, I say! Lit it go! Don't you see we
are going aboard tbe capting's vessel.'—
'But'Aminadab' pulled the harder, and
fairly took a turn with the sheet about a
belaying pin.
The English officer was about to pour a
volley of caths upon him, when, seeing that
the sloop would certainly fall foul of him,
he turned to give orders for the protection
of his own vessel; but ere he could utter
them, sloop's bow struck her near tbe fore
tigging, and swung round stern with steru.
At the same instant the Autcriean officer j
stamped upon the deck, and foitv armed
men made their appearance from tie hatches,
forecastle and leaped after I'ereival upon
•he tender's deck.
The Englishman, taken by surprise, sur- .
rendered without scarcely striking a blow;
and getting both vessels under sal, in the
v ery sight of the frigate, the ga'lmt young
captor sailed with his prise back into the
harbor, and safely anchored her of the bat
tery, after au absence of six hours and I
j tweuty-seven minutes.
The following Resolutions ware offered
! in the Senate on the 7th inst, on the death
' of Hou. Charles B. Penrose, by Hr. Crabh,
who aeeompaiued them with a verr eloquent
speech. We have not room fir ail the
speech and we will therefore only copy that
of Mr. Jordan, in th> Senate, aui Mr.
Thorne iu tho Home:
Resolved, That tho Sen*?- 1 has learned
with the deepest sorrow, the dtath of its
: late member, Charles B. Penr<de.
Revolved, That by tho death of Charles
B. Pturose, the Common wealth la! lost one :
of her most distinguished sots, aud the
Senate one of its most brilliant ornaments.
Resolved, That although we mist sincerely
deplore the death of our late associate, and
feel a? though it had bereft us fa friend
aud brother, we bow with huuility to the
act of an inscrutable Providenm.
Resolved, That on account of the respect
we entertain for the character ani memory
! of our deceased friend, the members of tbe
Senate wiil wear the customary badge of
mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That the members of the Senate
will attend the funeral of Mr. Penrose in a '
Resolved, That a copy of tho foregoing
resolutions be transmitted by the Speaker
to tbe family of the deceased.
Mr. JORDAN said—
Mr. SPEAKER: —I cannot in jastice to
! the occasion or to my owu feelings, sit silent
jon this solemn and impressive occasion. It
| is but a few days siuce wc preformed the
sad duty of pay ing appropriate honors to
I the memory of one of Pennsylvania's noblest
sons, (Dr. KANE,) who died far off in the
sunny islands of the Atlantic. Death has
r.ow come nigh unto us. He has not onlv
; entered our legislative halls, but he has
: most suddenly, and unexpectedly, entered
! this Senate Chamber, invaded our small
. circle here, and taken away one of us.—
. This startling intrusion, yonder vacant chair,
1 aud that unoccupied desk, all speak to u 8
|by whom death's arrows have so closely
passed, ia a language of solemnity and warn
! mg, which can neither ba unheard nor ruts*
understood. Oar departed friend bad ser
• ved our State and nation, long and faith
fully, in many important posts of honor.—
The wisdom of this world Ins sail; "Death
ioves a shining mark," and a wL.dotn, not
of this world, has proclaimed, that "Mao,
being iu honor, abidetb not.''
It was my good fortune to have made the
acquaintance of our deceased fellow Senator
! several years ag •; but I never beeime in
timate with him, or learned his real worth,
until we met here this session. Not only
j have I enjoyed tbe pleasure and advantage
of hi# superior wisdom in our daily inter
course ou the floor of the Senate, but we
! uiet often on one of the most laborious cotn
j miitees of this body; and 1 can boar most
cheerful and heartfelt testimony to his in
dustry, Lis zeal, his learning, his fidelity,
and his patriotic and self sacrificing devo
tion to tbe interests nf LL immediate coa
i Stltueuts, and to the State at large. He
j seemed to have acquired an inexhaustible
store of knowledge on all subjects; he was
truly "learucd in the law," and ever ready
and powerful in debate. And all these
united with 3 most commending personal
presence, a practical knowledge of ail the
details of legislation, and most amiable and
fascinating manner#, combined to form a
man of no ordinary mould, and one who had
, every qualification to dignify and adorn any
legislative assembly in the world. Although
j Lis head was whitened over with the frosts
of many winters, his spirit and affections :
were buoyant, and his heart warm; aud in i
both body aDd mind he retained, iu a trans- ]
cendant degree, all the energy au j vigor of
youth. Only a few Jays ago he was bete
with us, with "his eye undimnie l, and his
natural force unabated," taking a giant's
i part in the battle of life: and now he is gone
1 called to see him in his sick room on :
Saturday last. He was then suffering, but'
talked of going borne; and in the character
istic. kindness of his heart and affability
of manners, he thanked me for my—
Alas! bow little did I then think I should j
see his face no more forever. But he is
dead. "The goldcr. bowl is broken: aud
! the silver chord is l.tosed;" atid at this
sudden close of life's journey, he has taken ;
passage, as we all sooner or later must, j
"in that dark omnibus,
Which brings no psssengors luck."'
If not all christians, it is at times like |
this we are made to feel that we should be; j
and we can at least all join iu the hope that j
onr loved friend has passed to a better .
world, and that he is enlisted ia a more ex- j
alted service, uuder Him, "whose banner |
over him is love, and at whose right hand
arc pleasures for ever more."
Mr. thorne, after offeriug the resolutions,
spoke as follows:
Mr. Speaker;—lt becomes my nnnleasani j
duty to announce to this Mouse tbe death j
of Hon. Obas. B. Penrose, iate Senator
from the city of Philadelphia.
Mr Penrose bad been suffering from what j
was supposed to be a at-vera cold for some :
time, and bad for a few days been absent j
from his seat ia tbe Senate. On Thursday J
last h - returned to flarrLborg and resaßicd
!.is accustomed labors, and only to bo 6a- I
LUed in death. lie was absent front the !
' Seoaie again on Saturday, but not until i
Sunday did his fiiends believe that his
Senatorial aud earthly career wis about to ;
close. Professional skill could not relieve '
i his suffering, or arrest the disease; and at
15 minutes before 3 o'clock yesterday, his
spirit winged its flight to another and a
better world.
Mr. Penrose was bora in the city of
Philadelphia in the year 1798, aud when
about 9 years of age, with his parents,
emigrated to and settled iu that portion o'
the LoaisMna Territory now known as tbe
State of Missouri. That Territory was
then the home of the red-aian, and its few
and sparce whito settlements were subject
to his depredations. Charles B. Penrose,
when fourteen years of age, enrolled him
self a member of a volunteer company, and
under Capt. Lucas, marched to the frontier
to protect bis hardy and enterprising COUD
trymen. This early training amid scdnes of
hardship and danger, doubtless mote than
any other circumstances, gave point and
direction to his character* and wa3 the
foundation of those trails which have so
prominently distinguished, him through
After peace and quiet had been partially
resiored on the frontier, he was sent to
Kentucky. wberefce received bis education.
He subsequently returned to bis native
city and commenced the study of law, and
in 1822 was admitted to the bar. Astc r
remaining in Philadelphia some years he
removed to Cumberland county, and soon
found himself surrounded by new friends
and a lucrative practice. Ia the fall of
! 1833, under the provisions of the old Con
stitution. he was elected a Senator from the
district coajposed of the counties of Cum
berland and Perry, and was re-elected from
Cumberland, Freaklm and Adams. On
the 2(sth Marelv, 1838, he was elected
Speaker of the Senate, and was re-elected
in December of the same year. While a
I member of that body, he was distinguished
for great ability and general an! practical
; knowledge of the measures of public poli
|ey peculiar to our State. As an eloquent
! and forcible debater, he had no superior in
that bod); arid the dignity and grace wit;!
! which he presided over it as Speaker, was
the theme of universal praise.
Upon the accession of Gen. Harrisrtt to
the Presidancy, Mr. Penrose was appointed
Solicitor of the Treasury, and continued in
office until superceded by the administra
tion of Mr. Polk.
la 1847 he again returned to Philadel
phia, and ia 181b was appointed by Presi
dent Taylor Assistant Oecreurry of the
Treasury, which position he held for a few
I months, when he tendered his resignation.
The citizens of his native citv, ia 1855
- * 9
: elected him a member of the Common
Council, under the Consolidation act, and
| immediately afterwards he commenced the
task of assisting in the adjustment of the
municipal form of govercnient of that city.
' Rts enlarged experience gave him high po
sition, and he sO<-n became u ruling spirit
iu that body.
I . the summer of 1856. while Mr. Pcu
; rose wis absent from houir, aud without hi*
knowledge, the American party nominated
hint for the Senate, and he was again el?ct
!ed to that body, "which, ia early life, he
bid so much adorned, and in the midst of
which he was to perform his last pubii c
Mr. Speaker, wheu the members of this
bouj now surrounding tuo, left their bouues
to eater upon their duties in this Hall, no
one of thetu enjoyed better health, than he
whose death we now mourn. A temperate,
piuJeut life, had added strength to en al
most iron constitution, and though the
frosts of nearly sixty winters had silvered
his brow, still hit erect form, and firm
tread, gave promise that there were yet be
fore birn years of honor and usefulness.—
But "ihe ways of Provideuee are past find
ing out," and when wa were looking for
ward to an early day upon which we might
again join our families aud friends, the mes
senger of death summons from our midst
our most distinguished colleague. "Death
loves a shiuing mark." That messenger
catne not to him aod found Li u unprepared,
lie had long since learned the inestimable
truth of the Christian religion, aud by
their practical applieatioo bad made Liiu
self ready whenever the summons should
come. Though not surrounded by all his
immediate family, still to those who watch
ed his dissolution, he said—"l am about to
die—but lam nt afraid of death—l rely
npou my Creator, whom 1 bave tried to i
Thus passed from oar midst a g; -at and
good mar?, an ornament to his native S'ate,
in the iniist of a career o? honor and use
fulness. "Let the coffin pass.** It bears
from our sight all that remains cf owe whom
it w;i3 our privilege to know, and honor to
be associated with. It bears to the grave :
that generous heart "thai throbbed for oth
ers' woes." Mr. 3peakcr (
"A warmer heart death 'ne'er nude coal."
Let us remember, that perchance, before |
the close of 'his session, stimo one may be
called upon to perform the same sad offices
for us. May we, tike the departed, be cot
"afraid to die."
uncertain m:m is as a wave o*"
the sea. forever tossed to arid fro.
YOL. 30. NO. 10.
• FAMILY. —On WEDNESDAY afternoon, THA
| 14fh instan', a marriage was celebrated
t v itb great pomp and splendor at Ocnners
! bury Park, near Cuiswick, ibe country-seat
jof liiron Lionel di Roibsebiid. The cou
; tract in* parties were :'ue representative? of
the two great—or, rather, greatest—firms
jof the Rothschild family—the bride being
Miss Leonora, the eldest daughter of Baron
Lionel,aud the bridegroom Baron Alphonse*
the eldest sou of Ruroa James RotLschhilJ
j of Paris.
| The wedding tepast was laid out in two
t Jarge rooms, one nf which WJS specially bait
!to the dining room for the occasion. bofj
wcic decorated with exquisite ta-te zk<'
splendor. The avail.? covered trifl
large miirors, with ornamental tre! its-work
between, cp which were twined long gar
lands of ftowers, lilies, wreaths of orange
biO?soiu?, ar.d other emblematic Fioa suited
to the occn.-in.
| Tue bridal presents, both ia and
j variety, were more than saS rient to bar -
stocked an eastern bcxaar; so a mere glance
at tac more wouiioent tuusl suffi.-a Break
out services, as usual, distinctly pre veiled;
there being setae five or sis of them, all ©f
e.tter, except oiie set from Mrs Moutefior p ,
which wss cf massive standard gold,enrich.
Jr. Witu the ni >st elaborate- chasings. T>
'his princely gift succeeded a long row of
eauuicaiicks, goiJ and silver filagree, and
enamel ivory work lose--, lace, fans, jewel
ed buttons, Prayer books, bound hi gold
uU'.i jewel t J, cscrioires of buhl acid tuar
cjufcteric, inoic breakfast service-", and a
iace parasol. A ranged on a table by them
selves wore the jewels, a d. 2i[ing pile, all
gives by difiereut taem'.- rs of tha RotLh
cLild family.
Shortly before three o'ebv.k the guests
who were iuvited to be present at tha cer
emony began to arrive. The visitors .isseni
bled ia the drawing room, where Dr. Adler,
the Chief Ralb;, assisted by Mr. Arcer and
Mr. then, prepared to perform i bo ceremo
ny according to the rites cf the Jewish re
ligion. Avh et Canopy, supported by four
of the bn iegrcow'- gnrciji s J'/tonnrar, was
placed at the upper end nf the room. The
bridegroom was then led in by his nearest
uuie relatives., and placed the cano
py. ihe oride, who tu. (hen had remained
iu her apartmcn'. desceuded to the saloon,
' attended by WJ le>3 than Eisfcea brides
; maids, a.l attired alike ia white dresses
| trimmed with light blue— the bride wekr
l ing the usual lace dress and orange bios.
sotus. At ihe doer of the saloon she was
| met ly Ler mother, who, assisted by the
• Pfidesm ids, completely etiredpcd ber whole
; figure and persons ia a veil which reached
j to the ground, and which is woru ia com
pliance- with the Scriptural verse in Gene
; sis relating to Rebecca. She was then con
ducted to the saloon with the b-aj forms
! as the bridegroom, au 1 placed under the
The Chief Rabbi, Laving prone -need a
most eloquent exhortation to eaeb, tie ser
vice was commenced in Hebrew. The be
trutbid theu drank a cup of wine and water,
aud the bridegroom taking the ring, placed
it on the bride's finger, repeating in Hebrew
sloxlj, -Rjooii, tboa art betrothed unto me
with this ring, according to the rites of
Moses and Israel.' The marriage contract
was then rtad, and prayeis resumed, the be
trothed again drank a glass of wine between
them, and the glass being laid on the ground
! empty, the bridegroom crushed it with his
| foot, ail the relations at the same time wih
--i ' B g ('o Hebrew) that the marriage might be
j happy, and the brde aod bridegroom be as
j irrevocably jviaed as *ka pieces of glass
I were sundered.
About an hour after the conclusion of
! the ceremony the visitors 9 it down to tha
dinner, for snob, in fact, it was. The bride's
health was proposed by the French Ambas
sador, sod drunk with enthusiasm, (diortlv
after wSiieb both bride aud bridegroom left
for jtlcauiK-re, the .-eat of Duron Meyer do
RothsehiM.i l Dookitighataskirc. Mr. B'-
Isrueli tuen propose J the health of Duron
James dc RuthschiiJ, aud Lord John Rus
sell '' at ox ii.s colleague, the Baron Liuual..
More toasts followed, aod to the t veniug
a grand ball was given, at which tiore was
a billLnt iiiendaot-e of tHutoerm-j and
DEATH. — "A hen the red uf death has
been drawn between, us and the objects of
our r> g rd, bovr quick sighted we become
to thejr merits, and Low bitterly do w-> then
remember words, or even looks of ankinrl
uess, which may have escaped in our liter
course with them? How careful should -urh
thought? render us iu the fnlfilio-til of
those offices -vf (in auction which mv yet
be i i onr powe? to perform; tor who c
tell how oon the i.iioieni m*y arrive a. .
repentance cannot be follwad bv ona- ">r.