Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 18, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 18, 1855 Page 1
Text content (automatically generated)

m tiEO. IV. BOWTIW. NEW SERIES. Select poctnj. - Abide with us, for it is Evening. Tarry with me, O my Saviour! For the day is passing by See! the shades ot evening gather, Ar.ct the nialit is dawning nigh ! 'Fairy with me! tarry with rr.e ! Pa-s me not unheeded by ! Many friends, were gathered round ine, In the bright days ol the past ; Rut the grave has 010-ed above them, And i linger here the last! lam lonely: tarry with me Tilt the dieary night is past. Pimnrvd for me is earthly beauty : Vet the spirit's nye would fain Ke.f upon thy lovely features: Shall 1 seek, dear Lord, in vain f Tarry with me, <) my Saviour! Let me see thy smiles again! Pull my ear to earth-born music! Speak thou. Lord, in words ol cheer: Feeble, tottering, my footsteps. Sinks my heait with sudden tear: Cast thine amis, dear Lord, around me, Let tne feel thy presence near. Faithful memory paints before me Kvery deed and thought ol sin: Open thou the blood-tilled fountain, Clcan-e my guilty soul within! Tarry, thou forgiving Saviour! Wash me Wbully lioni my sin! Peeper, deeper.grow the shadows, Paler now the glowing we-t: Swift the night of death advances; (Shalt it he the night of rest ? Tarry with nie, O my Saviour! jl.ay my head upon thy brea-t! Feeble, tremhling, tainting, dying, Lord I ca-t myself on thee; Tarry with me through the darkness! While 1 sleep, still watch by me, Till the morning, then awake ine, llearest Lord, to dwell with thee. TiiFBEDFORD lUZETTE. riiil:idel|ihin Election. The Testimony of our Opponents .' / / THE ISES OF WMBTER. Snrre months ago, when we had reason to believe that our suggestions would be received at hast in kindness by those for whom they were intended, we warned the American party of the vit was provoking and the disaster it was inviting, hv the proscriptive and supremely sel fish policy'it was cherishing. We reminded that parly, certainTv in no tactions or dictato lial manner, that, whatever might lie its inten tion with reference to thousands wfio in many TI -jiects sympathize with it, its internal seclu s vr-ness and external arrogance couhl not (ail to drive them Ir an its tickets, and compel them to join in anv liberal effort to crush a political . jxjwer whose surface displayed little else than • ivrannv ot the most de.-potie character, for that etioit we were rewarded by the jeers of tin* simple, the curses of the maiignaot, and the systematic, vindictive (-[-position, personally politically, ot the grr ot bulk ol tlie members sd the.order : and a list of discontinuing subscri bers. embracing an hundred names, can testily how substantially we have been repaid for the frank expression of an honest conviction, touch ing the future dest.nv o( the American party. That warning is still fr* sh in the recollection of otir readers, and already the reaction provoked hv the evils we desired to remedy, is beginning ti tell with fearful fatality in that party, des pite the maddening zeal that almost uninterrupt ed victory had inspired. The four great cities ot the State—Philadel phia, Lancaster, Pittsburgh and Allegheny— where Know-Not king ism tirst found a conge nial s ul, and where during the last year its can didates where triumphant by large majorities, have recently had municipal elections, resulting in either the discomfiture ol the American par te, or the election of its candidates by merely nominal majorities. In all but Philadelphia, the defeat w as thorough and overwhelming, and in the city ot Brotherly Love, where but a year ago the American ticket was chosen by from nine to twelve thousand majority, and nearly all tin' members of both blanches of the Coun cils, its general candidates have but from two to three hundred out of a poll ot nearly tiltv thou sand, and the Councils are barely saved from the fu>iinists. And be it remembered, the gen eral candidates like the candidates a year ago, had the endorsement of the regular Whig con tention, so no necessary cause existed now to drive the Whigs from the ticket that did not exist fast June, when the city was swept by unprecedented majorities. It may be true,as is plead in extenuation of the blow, that the late t anvils were little better than an organized b Mv of respectable plunderers, and that there by thousands of votes were lost; but had the American party cased in time to dream of its supposed omnipotence, and manifested its re spect lor public sentiment and the public wel fare by presenting such candidates as would in spire unbounded confidence, instead of insolent ly defying all who did not bow submissively to 'ts edicts, it could have more than maintained its overwhelming supremacy. As it is, it has now lost the dazzling prestige of its power, the itreat element of its success, and it must hence forth commend itself to the dispas-nonate judg ment of the people by the advocacy of a liber al, enlightened and "patriotic platform and pol icy, or its decline and fall will he the next chaj>- t r in its brief but brilliant history. Any other partv than the one rnost interest- nil, would not disregard these significant results bearing upon their future destiny : but with the American organization as at present constituted, it is but poorly fitted to profit substantially by the popular verdicts which have made it trem ble in its strong-holds. The whole Philadelphia press, of all parties, have but one explanation of the extraordinary revulsion that has been brought about all jxiint to the illiberal, pre scriptive and arrogant movements ol the order as the rock on which it was split, l ive thou sand Whigs who cordially sympathize with its main principles, weie literally driven into a fusion ticket, to vindicate their own self respect and strike down a political despotism that ignores all freedom in the elective franchise, and knows no merit in candidates beyond the olten questionable endorsement of a secret coun cil. —(!knmbersbttrj; f I hig. PHII.ADKI.eniA ELF.CTIOX. "Sam" had a hard race in Philadephia la>t week, and only escap ed defeat bv tlie skin of Itis teeth, where a year ago his nominees were elected by majorities ranging Irom 9000 to 12,000. But two gener al officers were to elect lor the city the Trea surer and Commissioner, and the Know-Not fl ings nominated Dr. Morton for tin* first and Mr. Hill tor the last. The same gentleman had sub sequently been nominated bv the Whig Con vention which the Know-Nothings coritiolled. A fusion was formed against them bv the old line Whigs: and Democrats, and Mr. Hagart, Whig, was selected for Treasurer and Mr. Sher ry, Democrat, for Commissioner. The result was as follows : TREASURER. Morton, 22,+n8 Hagert, 22,038 Morton's mnj. -5-22 COM M ISSIONKR. Hill, 22,+06 Sherry, . 22,209 Hill's maj. 197 The Select Council contains 1 }■ Know-Nothing? to 7 Democrats and 3 Whigs. The Commm Council stands +1 Americans to 3+ !)• mocnds ami 3 Whigs. Last year both branches oltl.e Councils were, almost unanimously Kow- Nothing. The Daily JY 'eics in commenting on this result, refers to the fatal arrogance pat has marked the conduct of the Know-Nothi*g party in Philadelphia as well as elsewhere, md drew thousands of honest voters against th m.—Re pository and ff /iig. The Liquor Question! From tff?"Vlirtaiielphia News The singular and ridiculous chancier of the Act recently passed by tlie LegislaUre, for tin* purpose of restraining the sale of pirituous li quors, is attracting marked nttenton through out the State, and we notice in aßeading co tempoiary, the following opinion n reference to the Constitutionality of the iaw,trom the Hon. Jacob Hodman, of that city. The inconsisten cies of the law are well developed by the letter of Mr. 11. : Opinion on its Cons>lotionalUp. RKADIXK , Ap#i 19th, 185:>. (In XTLUMEN : —ln replyio your inquiry of yesterday, as to the constitutionality ol the late act of assembly, entitled act to restrain the sale of intoxicating liquor." and what remedy, if anv, the people have gainst its enforcement, I can on I v say that 1 dotiot think its provisions are in conflict with the Constitution ol the ("ni ted States, or that of Pennsylvania. It respects and protects ali persons having paid for and received-' license during the time for which it is' to continue. And, it even the act had gone into dTct immediately after its passage, and had a/willed all existing licenses, it could not have ieen declared void under any constitutional provision, as the power to repeal and annul giatts of that nature by general laws, is inherit arid must of necessity exist in the Legislature. Jt comes under the head of sovereign lower and police regulation. But, its atence of a direct and positive con flict with te letter of the constitution, does not. therefor, "render it less odious, harsh and unjust in s operation and effect upon that portion of or citizens who are the owners and keepers of fotels and Taverns, and who, upon the faith < laws in existence ever since the first settlement of the Province of Pennsylva nia, haveinvpsted probably over twenty mil lions of eliars. Investments, which, hv the pas-age i this law, are, in a great measure, renderedcalueless, without even attempting to suppresror prohibit the sale of and traffic in intnxicsng liquors. This law prohibits, on the one had. one class from selling, while on the other,'invites and protects another jiortion of tlie coimunitv to do the same tiling on a lurg- er scab So lug as the State sffhfor money the priv ilege croaking and selling intoxicating liquors as a herage, there can be no good reason for denvir the privilege to pioprietors of web-reg ulafeihotels and taverns, especially when such legislson involves the destruction oftheir prop erty, ithout protecting or improving the mot alsofie community, or increasing the revenues of tlurdate. Tliiact, (unlike the Maine law, which prohib its thmaking, selling, or drinking cf intoxia ting ptors,) neither involves nor jfromulgites a prieiple, because it allows the aime evil to he pictised bv one set of men which it pofes sestisuppress in another portion o'the cemmu nith ilence, there is no justification in the saqfice and destruction of so lance an mount of adi vidwal property as is ay>t emptied by thenactnient of this"law. port id of the cofnunity petitioned or asked for th passage of lis or any similar law. tdging by the result of thy larf election, the pede'ol Pennsylvania are very/"'"' 1 ? equally dived upon the subject of th °< intnxi catg liquors. One portion i/ )r and the other agast piohibition. This ' n accordance with the views and feelings of neither party. And, yet, stiange and inconsistent as it may appear, it actually prohibits the sale of intoxi cating liquors by one section, and%y another legalizes it. Its provisions ate thus at once ren dered anamalous as well as absurd. It is nei ther "tlesh nor fish." It is difficult t<i determine whether its gene ral scope or ils details are t tie most objectiona ble. It prohibits Tavern keepers from seilpg or suffering liquor to be drank in their houses, and confers upon the Courts the power to grant or withhold licenses fiom (lie liquor dealers. Thus, enabling the Courts to create a monopoly for the betiefit of favorites, and those perhaps, the most unworthy among the great number ot applicants. Its tendency is to encourage rather than to diminish intemperance, by closing ttie spigot and opening the bung. It denies the w~ary and exhausted traveller, who is compel led to stop at public houses, llie right of buying it from the landlord or of drinking it upon the pn-niises, u bile it affords every facility to the resident population to obtain and drink it at pleasure. It tends to increase (he rate of char ges against those who are compelled to stop at Hotels, by depriving the keepers oftbe profits arising from the sale—while, at the same time, it transfers it to the liquor dealers, who neither entertain nor contribute to the comfort ot the travelling and business community. Its title, which should indicate and explain the context of the act. is a cheat and deception upon the public. It purports to be "an act to restrain the sale of intoxicating liquors." This, is true, as far as it goes, but it does not embrace the whole of the act. To give the* whole contents of tim ac.' by its title it should read tlitis—"an act to restrain the sale of intoxicating liquou, bv less measure than a quart, and to encour age aid promote intemperance by wholesale." Fir tlwse and other reasons, this act should not have been passed bv the Legislature, espe cially after the decision of the people against it it the la>t election : and should, therefore, he repealed by the next Legislature. And that, in my opinion, is tiie proper and only remedy left lor the people against its force and opera tion. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. HOFFMAN. To William Deßorbnn, Conrad Beidler, Daniel Heusuin and others. THE SKIRT TAIL FIGHT. | Said mv grandfather one evening : About lilt)' of ns had been engaged for sevep| a! days in performing a secret duty. and were returning. We had to pass very near to British lines, and to avoid being taken, and afso to save a wide circuit of miles, we resolved to enca!np in a secret place we knew of, through tiie day, and uuder the shadows of the night pass unseen on the direct course to Gen. Mor gan's camp. The day was beautiful, and the spot we had chosen lor our reding place was one of those grassy nooks, shut out from the rest of the world by lines of hi lis, impenetrable tin derbush, and a gigantic fores! : a small, hut clear and deep stream ran by it, and the sun was at such declination as to throw half of the fittle spot in the shade. We lair! down our arms, relieved ourselves of our knapsacks, and spreading the scuntv sloie on the grass, ate with good appe- tile, refreshed ourselves from the--limpid wateis of the stream, and then each amused himself as lie could. After resting awhile some went in to bathe, and one by one, as the pleasure seemed to in crease, followed until the whole party were in the stream. This lasted for about an hour, and most of us had returned to the shore and were dressing, when a new feature was given to the scene by one of tlie number saying tfiat he was going to wash his shiit. Now, most of us had worn these peculiar garments two, three and four weeks, and some even longer, without their having Iheni once washed, arid there is no doubt of their needing it very much, for. mind vnu, the man those days who could afford two shirts whole shirts—was a curiosity. The id-a, therefore, was a good one, and many immedi ately began disrobing themselves again, and soon were busy as washer-women, rubbing away like fulling-mills. As the pieces were finished, tin v were hung in t'e sun on the limbs of trees, or spread out on the ginss. Mnnv were still en gaged in thei> washing: some were stretched on the ground in deep sleep, some were wrestling, some jumping, some collecting in knots, telling stories: marly al! naked as the day they were j born : in tact, as happy as fellows could he with ; one shirt, and that drying in the sun, and but a morsel in the knapsack: when we were star-j tied—yes indeed, really frightened—by a volley of musketry, the balls of which whistled bv us, fortunately only making a lew flesh wounds. Thesound of musketry, although it surprised us at first, we were too much accustomed to hearhg to remain long under a panic ; so the nex' moment found each man of us in possession of lis musket, and himself covered hv a tree, j We had not long to wait .before a large body of IVitish broke through the underhush, which had j fifore concealed them, and rushed with fixed layonets upon us. But their progress was sud- - denlv checked by our fire, which laid a large' number of them dead before us. We had not time to reload, when tlie enemy again charged down upon us, and we were forced to give w av. We ran some distance, and reloading, stood our ground. I'p to this time we had not thought of the condition we were in, when one of the of ficers, all at once, cried out, "Boys, will you lose yours shirts ?" then casting our eyes around quickly, we gave a shout ; "Now for our shirts !" i and rushed forward like so many naked devils. As soon as the British came to our view, we }oured in a well directed fire, and immediately | charged with the bayonet. So suddenly had this movement been made, having supposed that Thesotind of musketry, although it surprised us at first, we were Jno much accustomed to hearhg to remain long under a panic : so the ; nex.' moment found each man of us in possession of lis musket, and himself covered bv a tree. ; We had not long to wait before a large body of Iritish broke through the underhush, which had j fefore concealed them, and rushed with fixed layonets upon us. Hot their progress was sud denly checked !>v our fire, which laid a large' number of them dead before us. VVe had not time to reload, when the enemy again charged down upon us, and we were forced to give wav. \\ e ran some distance, and reloading, stood our ground. Up to this- time we had not thought of the condition we were in, when one of the of ficers, all at once, cried out, '-Boys, will you lose yours shirts V' then casting our eyes around quickly, we gave a shout ; "Now fur our shirts !" I and rushed forward like so many naked devils. As soon as the British came to our view, we {mured in a well directed fire, and immediately I charged with the bayonet. So suddenly had this movement been made, having supposed that we were still running the other way, they were completely surprised, and then came their turn to run. Alter them we shouted still with onr j new watchword "Shirts! The officers of the enemy having at length succeeded in securing I Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1,855. the attention of their men, wheeled theiri, and gave us a return fire, which killing, as we sup posed, some ol our party, we again took to our heels; and the redcoats, taking up our crv ot "Shirts !" came pell-mill after us. Again "we turned and charged the British running, they in turn again charging upon us, each party shouting "Shirts!" until finally it became a reg ular shirt-tail fight; At lenght, becoming somewhat exasperated with the game, and constantly reminded of our shtrts by the enemy screaming it in our ears, and recollecting, too, that we would not cut a very pietty figure returning to quarters nan cu lottes, we made one desperate charge, and finally succeeded in gaining the dav by driving the British Irom the field. Several of our party were wounded hut none killed. Not so with the British. The dead were scatteied all over the little green space, and through the woods: and putting on our garments, and leaving the dead to be buried by their own people, we took the circuitous route which we had avoided in the morning (thereby having been obliged to fight a little battle) and reached the camp about mid night, where we caused no little merriment, and often afterwards, as we related our adven ture of the "shirt-tail" fight. Discovery cl a New People on Hie Wes- tern (onlinenr. A discovery which even in this age of almost daily revelations of antiquities and wonders of remote times and people, most strike the world with wonder, has just been made by the officers of the sloop-of-war Decatur. It will be recollected that the Decatur sailed from Rio in company with the Massachusetts (propeller)—that they parted company, and that for some weeks the loss of the Dtcalur was looked upon as certain. She was afterwards discovered by her consort, part way through the Straits ot Magellan, and was lowed into the Pacific by the Massachusetts, 'j tie New Orleans Picayune ot the Ist inst., publishes a leper, received from 0. 11. Green, dated on board the Decatur, "off the Stiaits of Magellan, Feb. 16," and which contains some statements so startling that we make the following ex tracts. From the apparent respectability of the source, we see no reason tor doubting the narrative, remarkable as it is. The writer says— -1 There being no appearance of a change of i weather, I obtained leave of absence lor a few S days, ami accompanied by my classmate atul A hum, Dr. Bainbridge, Assistant Surgeon, was orj Terja del Fin-go, Willi great labor and difficulty we scrambled up the mountain sides, which line the whole south-east shore of Ihe>-e Straits, and after ascending 3,b00 feet, we came upon a plain of surpassing richness and beauty : fertile fields—the greatest variety of fruit tres in full bearing, and signs of civiliza tion and refinement meeting us on every side. We had never read any account ol these peo ple, and thinking this island was wholly de serted, except by a few miserable cannibals and wild I,easts, we had come well armed, and you can judge of our surprise. The inhabitants were utterly astonished at nut appeaiance, but exhibited no signs of lear, nor any unfriendliness. Our dress amused them, ami being the first white men ever seen by them, they imagined that we had come from their God, the Sun, on some peculiar errand ol good. They are the noblest race I ever saw, tlm men all ranging from (i feel to 65, well pro portioned, very athletic, and straight as an ar lOW. The women were among the must per fect models of beautv ever formed, averaging r> feet high, very plump, with small feet and hands, and with a jet black eye which takes you by storm. We surrendered at discretion and remained two weeks with this strange peo ple. 'I he ship is in sight lhat will carry this to you, and i must now close: only saving that the official report of Dr. Bainbrtdge to the De partment, v* ill be filled with the most interest ing and valuable matter, and astonish the Aniei ican people. The vessel proves to be the clip per ship Creeper, liom the Chinchi Islands, with Guano, for your port, and I w ill avail my self of this opportunity to send you a specimen of painting on porcelain, said to be over three thousand years old , and an image, made of gold and iion, taken in one of their wars many years before the Straits of Magellan existed. Their teachers of religion speak the l.atin language, and have traditions from scccessive priests, through halfn hundred centuries. They tell us that this island was once attach ed to the main land ; that about 1600 years ago, hv their records, their country was visited by a \ iolent earthquake, which occasioned the rent now known as the Stiaits oi Magellan ; that on the top of the mountain which lilted its head to the sun, whose base rested where the waters now flow, stood their great temple—which, ac cording to their description, as compared to the one now existing we saw, must have been 17,- 200 feet square, and over 1 100 feet high, built of I lie purest pant ile marble. They number about three thousand men, wo men and children, and I was assured the pop ulation had not varied two hundred, as they prove hv their traditions, for immemorial ages, j As the aged grow feeble they are lelt to die, and il the children multiply too rapidly they aie sacrificed by the priests. This order com- j prises about one tenth of the population, and what the ancient Greeks called "Gy innophists." . They are of one peculiar race, neither will . they admit a stranger into their order. They live, for the most part, nearthe beautiful stream calbd Tanucan, which lakes its rise in the mountains, passes through the magnificent val- 1 lev of Leuvu, and empties into the Atlantic at the extreme south-western part ol the Island. The residence is chosen lor the sake of their frequent purifications. The diet consists of milk, curdled with sour herbs. They eat ap ples, rice, and all fruits and vegetables, esteem ing it as the height of impiety to taste anything that has life. They live in little huts or cot tages, each bne by himself, avoiding company and discourse, employ ing all their time in con templation, and their religious duties. They esteem this life but a necessary dispensation of Nature which tin y voluntarily undo as a pen ance, evidently thirsting after the dissolution of their bodies : and firmly believing that the soul at death, is released from prison, and launches forth into perfect liberfy and happiness. There lore, they are always cheerfully disposed to die, bewailing those that are alive, and celebiating the funerals ot the dead with joytui solemnities and triumph. Matching for a Tiger. 1 lie spot 1 selected was at th<-edge of a tank, where a tiger used to drink. There was a large tamarind tree on its banks, arid here 1 took my post. A village shikaree accompanied me; and soon after sunset we took up our position on a branch, about 1 2 feet from tile ground. I should fi:st mention that we had fastened an unfortun ate bullock under the tree for a bait. Well, we remained quietly on our perch tor a couple of hours without anything stirring. It might be 8 o'clock; the moon had risen, and so clear was tile liglit that we could see the jackalls at the distance of a half a mile, sneaking along to wards (ht* village, when a party of Biinr,parries stopped to water their bullocks at the tank. They loitered for some time: arid becoming im patient, I got down from the tree with a single iiffe in my hand, and walked towards them, tel ling them that I was watching for a tiger, when they started off' immediately. I was sauntering back to my post, never dreaming of danger, when the shikaree gave a low whistle, and at the same moment a grow 1 a rose Irom some bushes between meanri the tree. To make my situation quite decided, I saw the shikaree's black arm pointing nearly straight under him,on try side of the post. It was evi dent that I could not regain the tree, although I was within twenty paces of it. There was nothing tor rr,e to do hut to drop behind a bush, ami leave the rest to Providence. It I had moved then the tiger would have had me to a certainty : besides, I trusted to his killing the bullock, and returning to the jungle as soon as he had finished his supper. It was terrible to hear the moans of the wretch ed bullock as the ti<xer approached. He would run to the end of his rope, making a desperate effort to break it. and then lie down, shaking :n every limb, and bellow ing in the most pite ous manner. The tiger saw him plain enough, hi|t, suspecting something was wrong, he walk ed growling tree, as if he did not ob serve him. At length he made his fatal spring with a horrid shriek rather than a roar. I could hear the tortured bullock struggling under him, uttering faint cries, which became more feeble every instant, ami then ihe heavy breathing, hail growl, half snort of the monster, as lie hung to his neck, sticking his life's blood. I know not what possessed meal this moment but I could not resist the temptation of a shot. T crept up soilly within ten yards of him, and kneeling behind a clump of date, took a deliber ate aim at his head, while he lay with his nose buried in the bullock's throat. He started with an angry roar from the carcass, when the hall struck him. He stood listening |i>r a moment, and then dropped in front oi me,-uttering a sul len growl. There was nothing but a date hush between us: I had no weapon but my discharg ed rifle. I felt for mv pistols, hut they had been left on the tree. Then 1 knew that my hour was come, and all the sins of my life rush ed with dreadful distinctness across my mind, f muttered a short prayer, and tried to prepare myself lor death, which seemed inevitable. But what was my peon about all this time? lie had the spare guns with him ! 0, as I af terwards learned, he was trying to fire mv dou ble rifle: but a!! my locks have holts, which he did not understand, and he could not cock it.— He w as a good Shikaree, and knew that was mv only chance: so when he could do no good, he did nothing. JflMohaden had been then* he would soon have relieved me ; hut 1 had sent him in another direction that day. Some min utes passed thus. The tiger made no attempt to come at me: a ray of hope cheered me: he might be dying. I peeped through the branches—but my heart sank within im- when his bright green eyes met mine, and his hot breath absolutely blew in mv face. T slipped back in despair, ami a grow I warned me that even that slight movement was noticed. But why did he not attack me ? A tiger is a suspicious, cowardly brute, and wiii seldom charge unless hesees his prey distinctly. Now J was quite concealed by the date leaves ; and while I remained perfectly quiet I stiii had a chance. Suspense was becoming intolerable. My rifl lay ust-less at my side; to attempt to load it would have been instant death. My knees were bruis ed by the hard gravel, but I dared not move a joint. The tormenting mosquitoes swarmed a round my lace, but I feared to raise rrtv hand to brush them off. Whenever the wind ruHiedthe leaves that sheltered me, a hoarse growl grated through the stillness of the night. Hours that S'*err.ed years rolled on ; I could hear the vil lage gong strike each hour of that dreadful night, which I thought would never end. At last the welcome dawn \ and oh, how g'adlv did I hail the first streaks ol light that shot up from the horizon, for then the tiger rose, and sulkily stalked awav to some distance. ] felt that the danger was past, and rose with a feeling of re lief which I cannot describe. Such a night of suffering was enough to turn my brain, and I only wonder that I survived it. J now sent off the peon for the elephant, and before 3 o'clock old Goliath had arrived. It was all over in five minutes. The tiger rushed to meet me as soon as I entered the cover,and one ball in the chest dropped him down dead. EXTRAOKIMNAIIY CASE OK DENTISTHV.— The Rev. James H. Hartzell, of Quicklv, 111., has lately been supplied with an artificial jaw-bone TERMS, 33 PER YEAR. VOL XXIII, NO. 40. for a natural one. It appears the Rev. gentle man was for a long time afflicted with a bony tumor, and about ten yearn ago underwent an operation, when it was found necessary to ex tirpate the entire lower jaw-bone, severing it on both sides far back as within half an inch of the angle oflhe lower maxillary. Articulation was thus destroyed and also the power to mas tigate, while his face presented an unnatural and repulsive appearance. Four years after wards he procured a gold plate which being furnished with Uclh and fitting the cavitv left by the removal of the hone, restored the patient the jiower both to speak distinctly and masii cate certain kinds ol food. Lately, however, the plate became verv detective, and a few davs ago J)r. Forbes, ol St. Louis, inserted in its stead an artificial jaw-bone, which, it is stated gives the patient's mouth and chin such a nat ural appearance that no one would detect with out accurate examination that anything had been done more than "putting in a set of teeth. He could articulate with distinctness immedi ately after its insertion, and sleep well at night without its removal. lYuuderiul Lake. In the town of Manlius, ten miles from Syra cuse, Mr. Meriam examined, some time since, a wonderful lake, situated in the bottom ofa circular, ciator-like indentation, ujiori 'lie surn mit of a hiiih hill.—The entire crator is about five hundred feet in perpendicular depth, and i> filled to within about two hundred feet of the top, with char cold water, which w lien looked at from the top of the steep hank, assumes a \iv id preen color. He/ore sunrise upon a bright morning, grasses may be discovered by the eye, from every pait of the bottom. Trees that fall into the water become encrusted with a green coating, which, on being exposed to the air, hardens to stone: and the bovs in the vicinity procure small sticks, thus encrusted, from the water, and cutting out the woody part, make whistles of the stone incrustation. About the hike is found a sort ofconcrete, formed by the water, and somewhat resembling pumice stone. The waters of "Green Lake," as it is called, are often in a state of ebullition, caused by the escape of gases from below, and wood taken from it gives a strong sulphurous smell upon being burnt. Several vears since a singular phenomenon exhibited itself here. The son of the farmer w ho owns the spot was plowing upon a small level spot of ground in the vicinity, when suddenly he heard a rearing of the waters behind him, and looking back he saw the lake in a state of great commotion, rising and beat ing against it* rocky barriers ill great waves. He hurried home affrighted and alarmed, hut" when he returned with his father to the place, everything had resumed its former peace and quiet. Upon the borders of the Green Lake, one November morning, Meriam found a eai den ol fiost flowers, beautiful beyond descrij tion—the growth of the preceding night. They resembled the white pond lilly in shape and size, with tiie exception that the stems were shorter. The outer leaves were opaque on the edge, but the stem portion was transparent.— 1 heir discoverer plucked one and carried it in his hand lor a distance of about a mile, until it gradually dissolved in his hand, just as the dreams and aspirations ot a voting and sanguine heart melt awav when exposed to contact with the rude realities of life. Tl:nninLF. I'KAGEUY IN BELOIT, WlS. —From a private letter at Beloit, we learn the following particulars of a dreadful tragedy which occurred in that place on the morning of the 23d ult. The wife of a citizen of that town was aw ak ened from her sleep on the morning of the 23d, by noise which she heard in an adjoining apait ment. In a mcrnent more she saw a gleam from a dark lantern, held by a man in that room, and screaming with affright awoke her husband, who uas sleeping at her side. As he sprang fioin thy fed the intruder fired at him with a pistol, (lie hall just missing his hea d and burying itself in the p;ilow\. Snatching a double barrelled gun from the wall he discharged both barrels at the intrude!. The contents of one barrel entered the man's head and the other his body, killing him instantly. Leaving the bodv where it fell, the gentleman and his wife proceeded to the nean-st neighbor, told him what had happened, and induced him to return with them to his house. But imagine the feelings of the neigh bor, himself a man universally esteemed and respected, to recognize in the mangled body of the dead robber, his own sun! I'pon returning to his house, the father found his son's room unoccupied, the window opened, and a rope ladder extending from the window to the ground. The gentleman who shot the robber had sob ered toe locs of two gold watches some time be fore, in a mysterious manner, and now attributes their theft to this person.— Chicago Tribune of Friday. STEEPINC SEED CORN. —The blackbirds, crows, and cut worms, have ruined the prospect of many a fair held of corn, and obliged its owner to devote it to some other crop, alter the beau tiful blades have come up and made a finestart. Steeping the corn in saltpetre or coperas water, will give it such a taste as to make it disagreea ble to the birds, and it is said to be also to the cot worm. Soaking the corn in water and then rolling it in tar and piaster will also act as a preventive. NATIONAL Wnir.s.—There are national whigs in the North who have not yielded to the secret order. This is a circumstance of some impor tance, now that the whigs of the South are invited into the know-nothing trap. In Penn sylvania such whigs as Josiah Randall, Charles Gilpin, VV. M. Meredith, Joseph R. Chandler, Hon. I. E. Hiester. and VV. B. Reed, all well known for their ability and their services in the ranks of the old Clay party, are boldly opposed to the secret party, and they contributed greatlv to the defeat which overtook the latter on Tues day last in the city ol Philadelphia. 119

Other pages from this issue: