Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 23, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 23, 1855 Page 1
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11 n — '.'VJPBW. WtiT'We-'' I" I .1" 'I —a— mill 1 VtxAwgJL I M 'T—iW" "<'-i mm ■ fjpmnH i;" 'f *llll 1 .'Pi. I#"" "H 1 ,y I' Ml. MM MI r 'WIH 111 H,f MB ' T| I liWi mlt "■ I fmw i.—. ■, . ~.. ~ , _ t\ T. *_ W ,_ M) . JE>-^RAAR&r^RR: ■> mi v.n mm HW ■m ■ W c ■a* I m— nI ■ BY GEO. w. ssowjia^'. NEW SERIES. Select Poctrp. From tlie American Volunteer. Pm Sinking but not Dying." jjist words of the Ren. 11. Tarring, of the Baltimore Conference. BV PAOI. CAKV. The fiat had cone forth, "Thy work is done, And now prepare thy spirit lor the last, The fearful struccle." Obedient to the call, the man of Cod Advanced, and stood beside the dark cold sea: And for a moment, as the angry tide Came quickly up. anil laved the pilgrim's feet, It threatened trreuaulf him. He paused an instant, then with steady nerve, And faith in God, which as an anchor sure, Is firm, and steadfast, prepared to meet it. Down be stepped—down in lire icy waters. Ami as the billowy surge rose high and strong, And poured its briny spray upon his head, ll:s voice was heard above the angry waves, In tones that fell upon the listening ear, Like some sold cadence from the other world, '•Fin sinking but not dying." '•ln this mysterious -ea that all must pass, ] only shall put off this mortal coil. Surrendering back To earth its kindred du=t; But my enfranchised soul shall rise, to seek It-, level, in a purer atmosphere. Already 1 behold the eternal lull*. Where stand in rarrir* the ran-one-d of the Lord. They crowd upon the banks like witnesses. And watch with anxious look's curb struggle fierce. With shouts, toey urge me on to victory, A victory over d-ath. And there 1 see my Saviour—he who called me From the death ot sin, and bade mo go To herald forth the story of the cross. And seek to win lor him immortal souls; In Itii- last deadly strife. 1 throw mvsejf Within his arm-, w hirh he in love e.\* -oris ; And though my body -ink- like lead. 1 ieel Beneath rue still his mighty hand, so strong, So powerful to save. And rising by hi- might alone., | - : g With ransomed powers: "Where i- thy sting Oil I Death, Oh! Grave, where is thy victory." 0 I R i ii j k i> I] 0 0 I), I V CEO. P. 1-trxWR. Ti= sad, vet VVPPf. to listen To thiTsoft wind's gentle swell, And think we hear the music Our ciuldimod knew o wej), To gaze out on the even. .Viiil the boundless fields of air. And feci again our boyhood's wish To roam like angels there! There are may dreams of gladness That cling around the past— And from the tomb of feeling Old thoughts come thronging fa-t The forms we loved so dearly In the happy days now gone, The beautilol and lovely. So iair to look upon. Those bright and gent'p maidens \\ ho -perned mi formed for hli>s, Too glorious and too heavenly For surh a world a- tl.i ! Who-e ilarlc. -Oft eyes s-uontd Swimming In a sea of liquid light. A: 1 whose locks ol gold were streaming O'er brows so sunny bright. Who-e smiles wereiikejt.be sunshine in the springtime ol the year Like the changeful gleam* of April They followed every tear! They have passed—like i,:>p< away, And iheir loveliness has fled— Oh. many a heart i- mourn.ng That they are with the dead. Like the brightest buds ot summer, They have (alien with the -tern— Yet, oh, it is a lovely death 'To fade from earth like ;iterri! And yet the thought is saddening To muse on snob as thev. And leel that all the beautiful Are passing last away! That the lair ones whom we love Orovv to each loving breast Like the tendril ot Ihe clinging vine, Then perish where they rest. And we can but think of thesp In the soft and gentle spring. When the tree, are waving o'er us, And the flowers are blossoming ! Arid we know that winter's coming With In- cold and stormy sky— A.i d the glorious beauty round us is budding but lodic ! From the Norristown Register. Folilicnl OcrgyisacEa. We would not willingly s.vv a word or pub lish a line derogatory ot a Profession or that Would lessen the influence iii their sphere, ola class of persons, whom we respect as highly as we do the Clergymen. IV e are a believer in an hereafter—in an Immortality of the Soul, and we regard their calling as in the highest de gree sacred. We regard with peculiar respect the profession, established bv the Divine Re deemer himself, whose duty it should lie to do good and to save souls, and which under the existing condition of things forms such a neces sary component in the economy of the world. 1 here is a tendency however of late on the-part ol men ot this kind, professing to have been cal led to the holy work of Uie ministry as their peculiar lot, to foresake it arid again tuin into the world. This is especially the case in way of seeking and being elected to office. Hardly an exchange reaches us that we do not find an account of some clergyman having been elected to a political office. In this State one has been elected to Congress; in that State another is a candidate for Governor, and in still another, a third has been elected a State Senator, and thus '■ ? o <-s. We can hardly reconcile this state of Lungs, especially in view of the fact, that in al most every religious periodical that we see, we I'iid statements to the effect that there is a prea- i sing want of young men for the ministry—that ! there are many destitute places, and that the "harvest is ripe with the gathering, but that the laborers are few." We say that we cannot re concile these things. It seems to us that as such is the case there must he something wrong in the matter. Have these men mistaken their 1 calling—or i* the clergy seeking to obtain place ; and power? These are qu-.-stiuns that naturally arise in the mind on account of the tendency just contemplated and are worthy of serious con , sideration. Jt has been said that respect in a large degree is wanting among people inr this class of persons, ami that irreltgiun and infideli ty are largely on the increase, jt is however hardly any wonder if such should be the case, ; when things are looking in the direction that we have just seen. It clergymen will forsake 1 their calling and enter into the political arena, and other-worldly pursuits, it can hardly lie ex -1 pec.ted that much respect will be entertained tor them. They are thus inflicting a dangerous l blow upon themselves, and upon the cause of their Lord and Creator. Without pursuing these refl-ctions any further we annex below some remarks of our cntempor&ry, tin- West Chester Republican, upon a "Secular ized Cler gy," which contain a \<i>t amount of truth and are worthv of perusal. They r-ari thus : ' it i< a singular feature of the present state of politics in this country, that hosts of clergy men are being returned as members of State Legislatures, or of the national Congress, and si in it* are even now we believe candidates .'or Governor. It has always been a grave questi >n how far a clergyman should enterb-re in the ex citing political questions of tin* da v. He has certainly all the rights of any other citizen, and may exercise those rights in such a' way or \ manner a rr.nv seem good to him. His great j mission however is to win men I'ioiri sin to holi ness, and to make his influence felt, he should ; not excite in the mindsrtf those whom lie comes in contact, prejudice such as would ten 1 to des ; troy his usefulness. He i> <>f placing ' a stumbling block in his brother's- way. Jt is u-eli known that political animosities are . ex ceedingly bister and hard to erarl.cate. .No clergyman can go int t the political arena, pui ticnhn ly as a candidate, without a tendency to ' en-ate ties -unrelenting feelings. The qms j tion then arises, whether he does not ov.-rstep { the line of duly, when he goes beyond ti.e sim ple depositing of his vote in the ballot-box.— \V e believe he does. We take the- broad ground, that no clergyman having the one grmt idea of his profession truly at In-art, will ever he found anxious to mingle in the strife of poli tics. lie can make himself so much m re use ful in other positions—can so condemn the evil and applaud the good a thousand tines more ef fectually under other ai d n ore congenial cu cumstai ces, that v, - are person led he commits a total error when he leaps into the political cuti iiii t. The error i< a fatal one to himself, and acts injuriously against every member oi the sacred pi )(• so-iit. V\ >-profess to know- something a bout clergymen, ami our knowledge is gaim-d from actual contact. We know- of no style of nan for whom we entertain such a high regard, as ! >r a sincere and devoted Christian minister, and we care not in what denomination he may e , unci. We know of no style of n,:;:i tor whom we have such sovereign contempt and , pitv, a> one who has j.ut on tin* clerical garb, and lii.sie iiored it. It is our ex per;, uce that se cularized clergyman, ;i nrne cases out oi ten, is •l very good for nothing i- Low. We know <1 no instance where a clergyman has gum- out into the world and engaged in secular pursuits, !)<t what he I.as sunk (.own, and down in pub lic estimation. People ll. ay go to mar him pnach on a Sunday, possibly Iron: ha it, but hi> influence is for the most pait lost. \\ do no! • wish to in* understood that a cieigyman should , avoid all kinds of manual Inb-.i—that he should not till his garden, or his few acres of ground, j Far from it. These occupations are ennot Img, ; and lend to give him increased usefulness. Our ' idea is, that w here a clergyman puts a secular pursuit above his profession—where he goes out i into the world and charters for gain ; or woise j than this, mounts the hustings and bellows for j fame or popular applause, be is a man that may preach from the pulpit until tiie "crack of doom," without benefitting the world in any | particular. Indeed such characters do not long j trouble the pulpit. Elect one ol fliein to an of fee, and he will pretty soon sink the black coat 1 and white cravat. Jn the present legislature ol Massachusetts it is said there are a ; out sixty cler gy man 1 There is no right minded man, but j will say these sixty clergyman are out of place. I Thev have deserted a Master under \ hose han j fier thev have sworn t light until doth. Some s well meaning people w ii! argue that such a mix | ture of clergy with tin* laity will produce pure legislation. We do not bele-ve it. The im . mortal Wilherforce accomplished more in the English parliament than a I the Bishops in tin house of lords had done for centuries. We i have not the slightest faith in an individual who i abandons so sacred a calling under the pretext i that lie can do more good in the position of a legislator. The platform on which stands the j d.o .ted minister of our holy religion, is above ! and bevond all oilier p<\- ilions ol usefulness that { the world knows of. If he forsakes that, he steps downwards, never upwards, because bu i yond this, is immortality. We have no faith jin a secularized clergy. They not only lose ' | their influence, but they palsy the energies oi : those w hose in arts are absorbed in the great work of directing men to their true and suhstun | tial happiness. Siio.it Dhesses and Long DR.rs.-ns. —The . sun runs low and so does cash. The days are . short: so is money. But women's dresses areas : long as ever. When will th chord times soften, tWe should like to know? Not, we fear tiil ■ the weather mellows. Nor then neither, if the - rest of the world are to become snobs because - 1 brokers' wives and daughters want to be mista BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 23, 1855. : ken for duchesses. But that rnanrpuvre, to be - successful, will require something more than ■ chalk, whalebone, French hats, and twenty • ■ yards of silk. We liked the plan of the party • who sent their calico dresses to clothe lh<j poor. ; We go further. Le| them and 'others in vest i • gate their silk vvardiohe. They will find that • those rich dresses would not sufi-r in beauty, and would gain considerably in convenience, by putting the scissors to the bottom of the skirts. ■ There is superfluous stuff enough in that quar i ter to deck the entire poor of New York in silk. • It i* an unaccountable absurdity that ladies • should attempt to walk the streets in dresses^ ■ designed onlv for those who get about in can* , ages, and which we have seen borne up in fhe 1 mouths of little dogs. The latter—we mean - the ladies not the dogs should set tin* example , of appearing when on foot only in sfnut dresses, - adapted for walking. Bv this politic practice • they would establish a marked distinction be i tween pedestrians and carriage-riders. To the I latter the (lowing trains should be confined.- I This superior grade would strongly tend to bring ' about a harmony between realities and appear -1 ant es, now so much needed : and the honors of - the train would be covet'-d as eagerly !>v tin -1 la Lis as th of th re, fulls are now- bv Tur kish pachas. And then, what coirifoit by this arrangement would he enjoyed bv the sex! • They could perambulate, like gentlemen, in all - wen:'eis, and yet in the fashion. The wor - ship of this goddess we would by no means urge 1 them t id.-seit. Where else could thev bestow their labors and devotioiuT? No; nothing so i a! surd is r< commended as to purchase even so - valuable a pleasure and advantage as that of free < and convenient locomotion, bv the sacrifice of ! the adorable object of"all their anxieties and ' most of their occupations. We counsel only a l change of the forms, not of the object, ot devo tion—for that is alw ays to fashion. Js .t too ! bold an expectation that short clothes will be the > rage f<r the walk, and long onlor the ride ? - It is hoped not. UN- ere conscious that reason ' and good s'-nse are strongly in its favor ; but we • trust 'fee recommendation rrmv not be rejected - on that account.—. Yewnrk Advertiser. > - FrigMfisl Stem* its a Ferry Boa!—liescus iT *\fT;-n£crs ' Yesterday morning, about Si o'clock, the Jeflersonville ferry .' > at started to cross the riv "er with fully two hundred passengers on boairi, mml of whom were destined for the J-fb-r.-. :i --ville and Ohio and Mississippi railroads. far Cincinnati and the La-!. Alter getting ouiiy *••••• ifrto ft* mi-r, the • • wW" caught by a floating irrr-s of ice, which it cot:!;! 1 tieilln-r penetrate t r iv i.s*. IT spite the ut most exertions ot the boat, with all li.e power of steam, it was slow ly U>nu* backward bv the ! ice, and lin.iiv lodged on the Fails, at the bead of the middle chute, in about two feet water.— The boat grounded broad side to the current, - witH Lie ice breaking ov*-r her ,-uaid,and filing 1 up in frightful mass.-* ng.nln-t l.er, t- lite ten r - and consternation ol the two bind. •<1 human he ! irigs crowded together on h i deck. In ic'di ! tion to the people on hoar;!, tiien- w ere tr,: •■*• , ft or horse r.nihi' on- mail v ig-m, ."'di-ms' , Exj re-s wagon, with two h: rs>-s, a two h -rse baggage wagon, arid two countiy wagons and : horses. 1 The ferrv-boat was foilv half a mile from , this shore, and three or fair hundred yards ft i ro - the Indiana shore, with a xnpi-1 curiei , and tie - river, hull ot filiating ice. Jt v. as seen rumored I through the ci'v tr.at the boat was wrecked on t itie jo, and th- lives of two hundred peis ns, , including u an\ women and chidr- r, most of - Ii:-m citizens of Loni-viile and Cmcinnuti, i were in imminent peril, arid the wharf w assonti - lined with hundreds of persons, ail anxious te ! render assistance, but mo one knowing how if 1 could be given. i As Lie vast masses of ice came thundering . against li'-r side, roaring and crashing around , the apparently frail vessel, great pieces tumbling r upon trie* guards, it was not a rnatt**r of astonish r men! that some consternation pervaded the t throng of passengers on hoard. The large num - her of ladies and children, naturally timorous, r had their worst apprehension of danger arous ed. The fears wen* farther heightened, when I they had gathi red together in the cabin, bv .- I!i e proposal of file two clergymen, Bi-!:op ; Mcllw aide, of Chio, and Rev. Dr. Sclton of this - citv, that j raver to God for tin- prest-rvalion of t tin- lives oi (lie passengers should he ofiered up. t Regarding this as an indication of extreme per - il. and fearing thai each blow given by the t large cakes oi ice would destroy the boat, the . proposition of the clergymen was only answer - ed bv shrieks and lamentations. Prayer was e then offered up—the agitated assemblage became - in a rre-asiire subdued, yet sobs ana sighs were e mingled with the intercessions, and the most - solemn scene was presented. e At this junc ture, Mr. Dunning, clerk of the i- Jacob Slrader, who had a son on the boat, otler e ed a hundred dollars to whoever would make a the effort to reach the stranded boat with a>sis t t a rice. Mr. Thomas Armstrong, the engineer of a fhe Fashion, at once volunteered to go. Mr. e Jvillum, the mate of the Strarier, then proposed e taking the hfe-lioat, which was acceded to, and t Captain Summons had it launched from the e deck, and these daring souls, assisted by a stout - oarsman, pushed the life-boat over the ice into i tiie currt tit, and aiUr running the greatest risks e from tin- floating ice, succeeded in reaching the f ferry-boat in safely, and relieved the minds of t fhe hundreds no the 1 oat, who sayv by this wel - come arrival, that assistance was at hand, and the people on shore were mindful of their safe ty. The life-boat rounded in on the lower ■* side of the ferry-boat: Mr. Killum jumped ori e board and took the son of Mr. Dunning, placed s him in life-boat, and then took off Mrs. Joseph , Dar, of^Cincinnati, together with her sister, a 1 young ladv. The boat, with this burthen, yva> e cast loose to the inercv of the current, and by e dint of hard labor and perseverance, it vvassuh

- iv brought to the Kentucky shore, and its pas Freedcm of Thought and Opinion. sengers restored alive and well to their anxious friends. The noblest feat of all-ami best assistance was rendered by Capt.Jas. F. Harmilon and Pinck ney Yarble, both falls pilots, who volunteered to take to the relief of the wrecked people a fiat ; boat or float, cajiable of sustaining seventy-five persons. Capt. Hamilton bad a coat belonging to Gill, Smith, A. Co., tendered lor his use, which was taken, and after providing a stout line, sweeps and a crew, they started forth on j their errand of ne-rcy. Mr. William Steele,; clerk ol Gill, Smith -N. Co., was a willing vol- j to the expedition, and did good service r_ ':n the trip. By skillful'management, the boat! reached the ferry, a line was throw n out arid j caught,and the boat safely landed on the* lower j side of tiie ferry, when the gallant crew w ere 1 received with glad shouts by the excited crowd j of sufferer.who hod been watching their pro- . gr> ss with the greatest solicitation. Some fifty ! or sixty persons, including ladies and children, ' were taken off, and Capt. Hamilton cast his; hark loose upon the falls, and was safely landed ; a! Shipingspnrt, opposite Capt. Jim Porter's lav- ; era. The flat rubbed pretty hard while crossing' the reef of rocks known as the "backbone," but skillful pilots w ere at the helm, axxd no acci dent occurred. After reaching term fir ma the rescued people gave vent to their joy in loud cheers for Captain Hamilton and his brave, crew. Tn the meantime the yawls from tie* steamer Virginia and Queen of the Vf- t were manned, 1 and together with a number of skiffs proceeded to the ferry-boat and brought nil various squads of people and landed them on Com Island, from j which tf-.ev la l to make their w-av over tlie ice to the hanks of the raral t*> It safe. Mr. Killum, mate of the Jacob Strarier, marie a sec ond flip with the life-lorn and took off the >x- : press messengers of Adau s fi Co., tr getlo r v. ith tfi-ir valuable packages, and landed them at JefJersonvi.'le. The express wagon and hoi.-' s, also the otuaibus teams, were all I* ft on the : fi-rry- ion? to the mercy of the ice and waves. (.'apt. Hamilton, alter landing l is first cargo, immediately returned to the city with Mr. j yarble, and purchased a small flat br at for s< v- i eniv dollars, matined it, ami again went to the . res: ::e (ri t " ps .-••!•* otl ti'-e ' -t. He : went alongside wn.riout 'accident, and f.au the! proud satisfy tin ol saving >me seven: \ u ore persons, ail of wfw-ixi had be u left on the ! ::t. i :uy were.safely landed at Shipingspnrt, v. ith- j out one cent of remuneration being ri' mandn!. Among the- p. rsons on the boat were fhe Rev. - ii. VV. Schor, of this city, ar.ri 1 i-hop ?\lcll- L-ika-ijv* c! "irvtnca!i, who tendered o ou-v to , Capt. H., which le* refused. R. solutions-e' !: Minks were p;r {'rosed to !;UU-iil:tl his crew , but owing to the excitement of the mcment thev v. ere re it dra "rn ■ We think tie- warmest ttianhs of the rnrnmn nit v are due Capt. Hamilton ami his as-i'ants ii , tti-'ir gallar.ir v and disinterested devotion to, tie- dictates of humanity. The jjrafituri'* of flu- ; rescued | - op!.- is snrelv theirs, and we think fhe • .' ■i: \ company -lion!.I prop ;1 iv s!- p forth, de fray tin* < :.p' ; - f Capt. 11., and rerntuu-rate hi.- cr e\v :' :!:• ir gr :.l .-p.- • -. M.mv of* or citizens offered . nv pecuniary aid that in. rht be desired in rescuing tit** people f ito in o{:'--i'i d : j . v a stc i:i.l at if it could be talon to the ferry- 1 og. Of course : ri C oril ;eot r; . II- and Was no! taken.— isviHe (io ricr, Ist /•'<,'runr•/. Httrrible .tSr.ssarre. Information has keen received of a tragical ; i ccurrenc*- on It ar;i the Biiii-ii .ship Ib*renic<-, tlx*- master ol v.iiich (Caj t. Cimriy) with his wi!.. cki"' mate, and otic .s, have b-i ii u sasa cred bv tlm crew, who afterwards s* t fir*- to the sl ip and destroyed her, to prevent detection.— The Berenice sailed from Shanghai on tiie loth j ofjnlv, IS.V 2. with a cargo of f* a for Sv<!ni-v. j The crew, shipped at Signapor--, consisted a'- ; most entirely of nun from diib'ient parts of; ri * • iierhind India. During the voyage, twoif; the sasltr-", believing there was gold tn a latge am* ui t in board, sjoke of it t their ron rades,' and a plan was forthwith coucocted for faking j p .- - -.-ion of the vi -sel, (th-n mar Anjier.) and assassinating the Eurup'-ans who were on . (ward. The ring!" arit-rs, as far as could ! e prov* ri. , were the Serartg, Of Itoatßmaq's mate, known as j "A lie." and seven of his tribe. Mr. Robert-",; • the n ate, was enticed to tin* i rire-pnrt of the! shipbv Alio, w here lie was instantly murdered. : Capt. Cniidv, the comander, w i.o ran tn bis as- ' sisuTtice. met with a similar fate ; as also three , seamen, w ito interfered to save the captain's j lile. Mix Cnndv was talon from between: d'-cks, w1: ith r .she bad flown for refuge, and; thrown overboard. A Fienrh passenger, name ' unknown, who Itad joined at Shanghai, was not j found on I ard : neitin-r were three Bengalese and And ovna men w ho were among the crew . Thev must either have thrown themselves into; the sea. or have been thrown overboard by oth ers. This tragical scene completed, the mur derers threw the bodies overboard, washed aw avail traces of blood, and then commenc ed searching lor tiie gold supposed to be on beard. All the rr.oncv on board, however, consisted : of about ! Of) florins, and 40 Spanish dollars.— , The plumb i- was equally divided l*v A lie, and it was agreed among them t" set sail forTuban, ; thereto abandon the vessel, aft. r having set , tire to it. The ship gained Tagal, which was ta- ; ' ken for Tiri an lyv A lie and his party, she was set on fire, and they to*>k to the boats. Several j Were left behind, and were humeri m toe ves sel. Finding their mistake on gaining the! . heights of Tagal, they w ere compelled to g.-t; rid of most of the plunder by throwing it over board. They, however, by their plausible story, deceived tin* authorities ol the place who show ed them every feeling ol compassion, and pro vided.them with naans. Afterward the discovery of the wreck of the ■ burning ship, and tlie bodies ot some of the crew, : • excited suspicion ; and after a arching inves- j ligation before the magisterial officers of the 1 place, the whole diabolical affair was elicited by some of the suspected confessing to the char ges brought against them. The ringleaders, nine iri number, went brought to trial in Sep tember last, when the entire of them were found guilty. Five of the prisoners were sen tenced to 20 years' banishment, and the others ; were executed on tin* J.'iiii of last October, in tin- pnbiie square in the principal part of IT;i*. The things which during tlie trial helped tn convict the prisoners, were a gold watch and chain, and some ornaments and clothing, be longing to the lute captain and his vv ile. Reported for the Peiinsylvanian. SttßiJury ;n;<! Frit; Railroad. The Board of Directors of the Sunbury and j Erie Railroad Company held a meeting yester- j day, and Gov. I ioi.ni: was inducted into cilice. .On taking the Chair, the Governor made the following remarks: Managers of the Sunbury and Eric Railroad. (ieniumtn : —Without solicitation, or the slightest agency on mv part, vou have called me to the Presidency ot your Con paiiv, and I would have you believe that lam deeply sensi ble of the compliment implied in this expression ! of your confidence. I ha ve appeared here to-day lor the purpose of making my acknowledge-! muds to vou, and through vou to the Stock hold- . ers of the Company, for this unexpected t!ss tinctiou, and to enter upon the duties of the : station. In doing this, allow me to assure you that I am not unmindful ol the dillicuit natuie of those I duties, nor without serious sp; rehensions as to j ir:V own fit re s.- to discharge them. 1 can, however, promise to do my best. 1 have no ; other public or private bo.-Lie.-, t < engage my j thoughts, and v. hen the service shall have been ! fairly c immenced, I c-l.all crmAr!. r mv time and energies as [ ledgeri to the promotion of the gr .it enterprise i:i which we are engaged. But these, added to your efiurls and ahilitits, vv ill, I j i .i.-, amount to but little without the confidence, go. .1 will, arc! materia! aid of L;-* p- <:p!e of Phiiaii. lpi i.i. great citv, in her cor{.< iate capacity, with her enferj rising and wealthy cit- : izens in ti.-ir irriivririiml spj.-. r . in a spirit of mutual con fir; nee and good-will, must c-.me to | Ihe a:d ol this gn at work, if it is to Umh &■' cessfuh It will require all these in dications 1;> inspire me w iih in ni sence oftht s- I shall not feel long to , hazard my name and energies in connectiou : with the enLrpri-u. Pi iriidelphirfhs and the ; "p!" oft! •• interior, on the line of the road, : anil at its western ti-niiinus at the Lake, rhould ; feel that tlie err;:-Ixuction of the Sunbiiry arid Erie r-ijil is their schen-e, arid intended f!r • their peculiar benefit. For mvself, J have ever regarded tin* - r.terprixe ctr.iaentlv Penn.-'-i --vaiiian : not on!v because tlie whole extent vf the road is to he found within limits of our Stat"*, but because the inevitable consequent * s must :;>* to add to the p; [-ulation,prosperitv and ; general wi Rare of the Commontveaith, ami to, no {.art of i in a greater degree than to the citv of Phßadefp! 'a. Indeed, I think it highly e*- j ' S'-ntiai to her Intiue tri; u.j.L r,; a commercial . city, 'i i.at by trie consirucL" n of this woik, we inridi atahy advan.ee the growth a: .1 happi m ss cf snrroufiding Btr.tr?, ard create a new' avenue through which the v.mt products of the wot will reach th** Atlantic cities, to tlie gi*.t profit of the producers, we should rejoice. Di- ] vided as are tin* States l-v gr-ographical lim tirut fix the lim its of' municipal government, it sometimes, indeed, it frequentlv h.appens that ! th"-ir inter-s' and growth are identical and in- 1 seperable. So tarns this mav be Ihe effect of the Sun! m v and E:ie road, we shall be author ized to .hope lor aid from loth Western and At- ; lanlic Status. That the coal, lumber, end other products of the prolific region through which tiiis road is to be located, will he consumed by i the citizens of other Slates, is but tiie .-Longer ! inducement to furnish tor these treasures an ave nue tiiu ugh which to escape from the ; arsimo nious grasp which nature has thus long kept up on th. no it is bv exportation that one State berimes rich in competition with anotuer, ami • litis is esp." tifiily true wli i, as in tiie c*se i:. view, those ex port at ions are so large!;- natural products, deriving but little oi their vuiue from lah.nr. But 1 trust the time lias gone by when it is necessai v to prove by reasoning—bv facts and 5 figures, that the Sunbury and Erie Railroad is a feasible and politic measure. All these qui;-, ti">ns have Ijet'ii vveli settled. The advantage; it will have in distance and in ease of grades j over anv line now in existence, or that may ' heicafo-r be constructed, connecting the Atlan tic Cities with the Western Lakes, must dispel j all doubts as to its utility and success when} completed. Regretting deeply, as at all times j ] have done, the conflicts and differences that have ari en, Irom time to time, between the friends of this enterprise, 1 have rejoiced to rii.i- j cover that there has been but one opinion as to j the policy of prosecuting tlie work tua speedy j completion. In reference to f liese unhappy dif ferences, which have, at least, occasionally cast : a doubt over tiie enterprise, if they did not ac tually retard its progress, it may be proper (or 1 me to remark, that with their origin, progress ; and final settlement, I have had nothing to do. ! I have no other than an official connection with . those now engaged in the promotion of this work and am free to look upon fhe past and the j future vi ith an impartial eye—as 1 shall be in j the administration of the afiairs of the road tit j do justice to the Company on Ihe one hand, ! and those in its employ, on the other. IF 1 j properly understand my own feelings, I am j mainly constrained loan assumption of the du- ; ties of the Pre-idency of the Company, b.v tiie j confidence I have in the utility and high char- j acter of the enterprise itself. Without these' motives, arul the assurance ol that aid and sue-; ce.-s demanded by a reasonable expectation, and j so necessary to sustain a god repute, all other i TERMS, $2 PER YEA R. VOL XXIII, NO. 28. ! inducements, desirable though some of them may be, would not be autiicieut to engage or re tain me i:i the service. ] shall now enter upon tho duties: but before performing anv important official 3ct, I shall leei required to make myself somewhat familiar with the exact condition of the affairs of the I company—with the details ot its operations— its resources, liabilities ami obligations. I rotn the Mew fork Herald. A DciiheraSe AUeajU to Harder a Lady. A tno-'t deliberate attempt to murder a young lady in Broadway, was made by some unknown ) man on Monday evening iast, which up to the present is wrapped in mystery, although strict I inquiry has been made into the affair by the authorities. About ii o'clock on tire above even ing, Mrs. Eleanor Mary Josephine Bishop, wiie of Nathaniel Bishop,'of No. 991 Broad way, while sitting in the back parlor, alone at the piano, was tired at by an unknown person, who entered the room stealthily, and on firing the weapon hastily made his escape. The re port of the pistol alarming the domestics, they rushed into the apartment and found .Mrs. Bi>- hop lying on the floor quite insensible. Her bus! and, Mr. Bishop, was immediately sent for, and on arriving at his residence found his wife in a fainting condition, but happily uninjured. The ball had missed the mark. Restoiatives were immediately applied with success. On recovering, Mis. Bishop stated that while play ing on the piano, the unknown, a tall man, en : leied the pa: lor door : being dressed with a 1 -rge cb-ak ami his face covered with a slouch ed 1 ut or sombrero , she could not recognise his features: that regarding her fur an instant, he 'dn-w from under his cloak a pistol, and presen ting it t wards .her discharged the weapon at her herd. Mrs. Bishop thinking tl at she was mortally wounded, fainted, and fell from the music s'o dto the 11' or, w liere she v. as found by the d .mestics, as already described. The manner in which the entrance of the unknown to the house was effected is not exactly ascer tained, hut he either must have opened the hall ib r with a false night key, or else stolen quiet ly rp s'airs by the basement entrance. About 3 <•'<:;• < k ■-n (lie same day, a tall man, dressed •in a sin ifar manner to the person who fired the pish 1 at Mis. Bid;: p, called at her residence, an .' inquiitd if she was in the house : hut she being away from home, went away without ' saving whether he would rail again or not.—- i'iie description given of the afternoon visiter, 1 corresponds exactly with that given by Mrs. Bishop of the person who attempted to lake her j life. Cn an exnminotb n of the premises it was found that the hall discharged from the pistol had pas.-ed thr ugh the window of the back pa.br. immediate!v over the head of Mrs. B. when she was sitting at the piano, and passing from thence lodged i i Hie wall of the house in tfi ■r*ar of the premises. Tile coolness with which tim ail. irpt t > murder Mrs. B. was made, r•ally surprising. The gas was found to have been shut off in the hall, so as to render recogni tion almo.-t impossible, even though the assas hii. Mioui■ i Lt-* surprised i e (b-tern.ination of some party yet un *v. i>, t-> tab- the life of this lady is clearly I'M.lent, for ii is scarcely six months since she was fired by aran at Tarrytown. On that occasion ; • was celebrating the anniversary of . r tv- e.-itieih bii'fl,i:ay,:lie (30th of September.) al ' * w.Bi a party of it iends at the house of her erotlier, Captain Bb Acker, commander of one of tie' B:v.•;•!...••)! packets : and on the evening, as well us Ihe one in question, the intended assas -in escaped, no clu-* iiavmg ever been found to his identity ot whereabout. 'i uis attempt made on the life of Mis. B. to gether witlitl at mode a! Tarrvfown, has thrown the family into the greatest state of alarm, and it ; vejy doubtful whether the lady will have sutlicier.t to venture abroad after night fall until the arn st of tile unknown is effected. No cause can he assigned for the intended mur der of either Mrs. B. cr her husband : conse quent !y th'-v cannot justly suspect anv one of having been a party to such a cowardlv attempt iat nso< ;si n. It is hoped, however, that in a i ".y i y> sohie cine may he obtained leading • - the ii:."every of the unknown, or in soir manner ch'-ar up the dark and fearful mystery that s m to hang over the life of Mrs. Bishop. Siistrnlar Prcsealisu-at of Death. A most singular presentiment of death occur red a few days ago in the family of Mr. (ieorge Fisher in Reistertown, Baltimore county. IBs little s-.n, Fillmore, r.g d about four years, | awoke in the night and called to his mother to know if she was awake. He then told his mo ther he was going to die. He told his father the j same filing, and w hen told he was dreaming, preplied I hat tie was awake, and knew lie was ( going to die. The parents thought nothing more about ii, and the child slept comfortable until morning. When he awoke in the morn ing he repeated his presentiment to his parents : and as soon as breakfast was over insisted ori j being allowed to go and toll Mrs. Walters, a ; neighbor, that he was going to die. His nin ■ ther told iiiui that he had better go and see his giandinother if he was going to die. He made a visit to his grandmother, and also to Mrs. Waiters, alter which he returned to his home. I During the afternoon of the same day his mo ther was called out of the bouse for a few min utes, and whens.V returned she found the lit— j tie fellow awful! v burned by his clothes hav ing taken fire. As soon as the lire was extin guished he said to Ins mother, "I told you T was going to die." A Physician was called in, who dressed l is injuries, telling him that he 1 would soon he wvil. He said, '*no Fillmore is j going to die ami during the night the little j boy breathed his last. This is a most extraor- | dinarv presentiment, and during the whole day • he spoke of dying, though he had enjoyed ex cellent h. alth. The boy is sal ito have been a i very sprightly and interesting child, and was 1 beloved by all who knew him.— Bait, tinier.