Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, June 8, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated June 8, 1855 Page 1
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Bl r iiEO. \V. BOWTSAA. NEW SERIES. Select Poetnj. From Putnam's Magazine. TWO LITTLE STAKS. Two little stars, at evrntide, Itose in the azure, side by side, And 'mid the elitterina orb on high, Floated serenely through the -ky. Then sparkled with a trembling ray, But lovingly pursued their way, Though others blazed, more brilliant far than they! The night stole on—but, with it came A sweeping storm of mi-t and flame. Which hung with gloom the starry dome, Ami lashed the billows into loam, While like a phantom, stern and stark, Stretching its thin arrrfin the dark Thro' the wild chaos tossed my trembling bark ! The night wore on—the angry blast Had spent its fury and wu pa-t. And gentle zephyrs wooed To rest The troubled Ocean's heaving brt-a-t When, tar above, amid the blue. As one by one the clouds withdrew. Those little loving stars came beaming thro'! And on they went with rising foice, l"p to the zenith of their course, Till the Orient's rosy light. Melted the shadow's of the night; And then, with undiminished ray, Still side by side they stole away, Lost in the glory of the coming day. Thus, dearest, onward, side by side. Through youth, the spirit's eventide, i'p to the night of I.ile have we Humbly fulfilled our destiny— And though around the rich and great Are glittering star- of loltier state Contentedly we share our lower fate. And thus, though storms may come and go, Shrouding with gloom the world below, Above the tumult, as we rise, In calm communion with the skies, Still be it ours, serenely bright. To bless the darkness of the night, t'heeiing the tempest toss'd with heavenly light! And when at length, each end attained, The zenith of our course i< gained— As side by side those stars withdrew, Still beaming with unbroken ray— As gentle may we glide away. In the effulgence ol immortal day! THE SMIFARI) Cl7?frnni? Bedford, June H, 15.13. Vi.in: the Rear ding Gazette ami Democrat. Front View of Know Nothing- Imeii ! The political organization, sporting the ugly name ot "Know-Nothing'wir*," nmv ne ' a, ' v , „ y ears old. A thine of ,', h * oißnnmr of lunatics, the "Angel Gabriel, a Scotch Bedlamite, and "Ned of land pirate living in open rebellion to the la , are its founds. They .t was was, w i ..reached it into existence, and impressed it Itn thrown deformity. They christem-d .t in in nocent blood, and taught it to walk over the prostrate and lifeless corpses of „s victims. A. an evil wind or a dangerous hurricane fl.es the Slickest, this dark cloutlo. evil tins raven from the ark of politic., swept over he land, and like the pla.oie, it shook lor a while the net > every American of jus' and honora.de mind and feelings. And this political leprosy broke on in all parts of the country, manifesting mos clearlv the prevalence of a raving diseas-.- Everv State and territory of the Lmon soon became polluted by the contagion earned and scattered abroad by the "Laza.s of the Not li. 11l nearly every township oi this reptih.u, 1 ween the two great oceans, "Lazarettos have been established, and strange to say, nt lor the eradication, but for the spread ot the i israsr. How can this doctrine, monstrous in appear ance, and barbarous in its tendencies, m ptoi uc tive of anything else than evil, when as has beer, often shown, it had its first hie breathed into it bv "Ned" and the "Angel ! 1 lie burn er an outlaw and an enemy to ail mankind, and the laws bv which men are governed: the latter an Antichrist, blasphemously proclaiming himself to be an angel ol light. It can now he pretty plainly seen why those infatuated and misguided people, who were blind enough to rally round the black flag ol the -fallen Angel," chose the dark and storm of midnight to meet and do their business, i o honest work or profession w as ever yet conduct ed in the dark. Who, in pursuit of bis honest business would wrisnjlf* in th l * aru * u 1 himself into dark alleys with the noiseless step ola cat, as if stealing his neighbor's sleighing harness, and wanted to prevent the tinkling of the bells! But even a starless sky and the silence of midnight, have not been found suf ficient to screen them from recognition, they would bide from their neighbor*, tis all for nothing. They are all known, nor could the mask of the veiled prophet of Kohrassan, make it otherwise. The leopard is known by his spots. Well, we were saying that Know-Not bint ism is now nearly two years old. Only two years, and is old alreadv. \es, like the favorite dogot Ulyses, ready to" die of sheer old age.— Worn down by repeated excesses, it only slag **prs under a presure of excitement, and sunoca ted with crime, is like a bloated sot, ready to topple in the ditch. Let us sep what good it has ever done lor the dear people hy whom so much good was ex pected, and to whom so much good was promis ed, that is, all those who were silly enough to he deluded by the hypocritical whining* of the Know-Nothing crocodile. What abuses have been redressed ? What wrongs have been right ed ? In a word, who has been benefited by '.his now almost defunct [Kiiitical night-mare ? None at all. On the contrary, the people have lost much. In all quarters of the country, respect ability was made to blush at the mawkish igno rance and footy-bungling of these fanatical zea lots. In Philadelphia, the people have been plundered by a set of lazy rowdies (so sav the best authorities of the city, and not contradict ed) who, astonished at their very lucky and sud den elevation to office arid power, clenched their harpy claws deep into the pockets of those who were not prepared to experience such a system of semi-legal plundering. Tn our Legis lative halls, too, at Hanisburg, more ignorance, venality, sneaking and biiberv were unblushing ly exhibited last winter, through the "fungi ele ment," than would be sufficient to shame an equal number of our rude ancestors in the days of the Norman invasion. Members of our Leg islature have been swerved every day bv the a gnts of some Railroad or Banking corporation. They have in sotne instances broken their word of honor to their constituents, and trifled with the Testament, the contents of which they hy pocritically profess to believe. And (Ids is Know Nothingism ! In Massachusetts, oh ! be hold Massachusetts running crazy after the smallest things, but cannot behold Satan, altho' running riot in her midst! Her Legislature, full of recreant Ministers, to the exclusion of intelligent Statesmen, present a lack of ability never experienced there before. T nder the guidance of her present degenerate rulers, her great name ari( | fame for every tiling learned, noble, and patriotic, is fast fading away, and will, unless the management of affairs gets into better hands and wiser heads, become a mocke ry and a delusion. When Legislators disgrace their calling and the State, liy perpetrating aefs of meanness too low and vulgar for publication . in a newspaper, and that in the most public place and manner, it is time to think of stop ping and stripping such knaves, and allow them t<> bleach in their naked deformity. When members of a Legislature are so dead to every pulse of shanm, so deficient in every principle of honor bv which man is made the nold-st work of God, as to descend to acts of meanness more in accordance with the character of a Ma mefttke of ihe Nile, or a Musselman of the Ti gris than with the "Sons of the Sires of '7(i"' it is time losay to such a man or such men, "Thus far shalt thou go, but no further." From the Boston Post. First know-Xotliiiig Legislature. The labors of the first know-nothing legisla ture are completed and are before the conntrv (iardner annminceft in m immgma........ M .ssachnsetts was "once more permitted to take the lead in that legislation believed tnbrnea.s^ s'iry to perpetuate relight* <>*'> cmlpnn W*- He spoke 'as the head of a party, and frankly antioimced that its purposes requ ned that should Obtain a President and a Thu>, the know-nothings here aspned to be a national pnity: and to lead other States. us take a brief glance at the ways which a legislature, with inch objects in view, devised ,o perpetuate our "religious and civil pavile ml, first, as to our religions privileges, of such vita 1 consequence. Liberty of conscience am! liberty of worship are ol the natura rghts secured in our constitutions, federal and . a . and these say that one denomination ol Christ iatts shall neither he favored above another, nor in anv way harmed on account ol their religion. \ ow ' how has this know-nothing legislatuie complied with these pnvisions, securing a p.i mordial right ol man' Let its fierce onslaught on CatholKs answer : let its miserable pander iu-Mo bigotry answer: fit its proposed I. us as to education, and its actual violation, by its committees, of private rights m visiting Cadho iic schools, answer. But why speedy deU.i Mr Speaker F.ddv has confessed the whole 1.1 hi/ parting speech. "By your speeds and your votes," his words are, "you hove, spoken for temperance, liberty, nd PI.OTEST.AN R.SM . "and tie might have added, have trampled um.e, foot the rights Of Catholics, over which tin- > „f the constitution is as broad as .1 is over I o tc<tan(s. Is this, forsooth, the way to perpetu a(; the glorious foundations of our religious privileges] Is not this rank bigotry • 1 ' 'W' where did tins know-nothing legislature-Mr Speaker Eddy at their head-derive Urn r.Jit to ignore and persecute a sect ? Is this in ac cordance with the genius isir. , Pray, not its corner-stone and | the'right of private judgment !We tell il . Speaker Eddy, and these know-nothings ha were in what should he the impartial ha, > ol legislation they have only "votes and speeches for Protestantism, ami persecute the consc,en nous Catholic, they belie the great American name and deny the first principles of I rot, M antism. Mock not the country t'V terming sm speeches and votes and acts perpetuating our religious privileges they are for introducing, substantially, the old test act, of England. We nest turn to "civil privileges. What has been initiated here in this line worthy to be copied by other States ? W hat has been done to perpetuate those privileges we enjoy - The euardian protector of them all is onr T'MON : and to every person and every of the State the preservation ol this ought to be paramount. To every tiue patriot and true American this is a consideration that transcends all others, and before which all other consider ations-inasmuch as by this only can our rights be preserved—dwindle into nothing. We have not overstated this test. But let us use another's words setting forth its rr.agm tude. When all sane men anc loyal parties invoke the highest personification ol honest pur pose and sterling patriotism, they instinctively £ rn ,0 Washington. W- ;.ll no, c. <• .In open-quoted passages from the ITarn.■all Ad dress on the value ol our I n.on. hoi lahe others that ..ill apply closer as a louch.lo.io lo liy 1 know-nothing labors. Take the memoubie words as to the authority of the general gotrn rnent: "Respect lor its authority, compl\nce with its taws, acquiescence in its measures are duties enjoined bv the fundamental maxisi of true liberty. The constitution which atiny ; time exists, till changed by an explicit >od ; authentic act of the whole people, is sacrtily obligatory on all. The very idea of the p<vr : and the right of the people to establish govern ment presupposes the duty of every individual , to obey the established government." sch j were the just, true, wholesome words o|Uie j Father of his Conntrv ; and lie held up WOL ; OBSTRCCTffcNS TO THE ItXEC CTLON OF THE T.AL'rV ! as destructive to the fundamental principle; i- ' our polity and of fatal tendency. With these principles in view, let us as:, u hat have our know-nothings done in harmed' ! with them ? Ilow have thev dischaiged thr constitutional duties? How do they stand bH fire the country as to fulfilling the obligation of that work of the fathers which was designj to secure "a more perfect union," and the bled ings of liberty regulated by law to the future jfi American generations? Have they shown them selves a paity of patriots, with a basis of acticj country-wide—with feelings national in thel stamp? Cr have thev proved that they aif but a sectional party, looking only to section! objects, and pandering only to the views ar! purpose® of local faction ? For tile answer we present the statute book.-f There is the record of the law designed to nu lifv a measure of the general government: <ld signed to iesist the authority of the generq; government; designed to obstiuct the ex-c.utioi of laws made in pursuance of the constitution designed, therefore, to uprooi "fundamenta maxims of true liberty." "There stands Ma.sa! chuselts," at the close of the first know-nothing legislature. There she i>, boldly arrayed in Catiline robe. For this piece of political treason to the kesj governiTient man ever framed—to which the eyes of struggling nations are turned—the know nothings, as a party, are responsible. They did ; the deed. In doing it, they tell the country ; who they are and w hat th-v mean to do. Their platform is embodied in the practices ar.d laws of their first legislature. They proscribe tr.eit lor their birth and they persecute men tor their religion. Their secret, oath-bound lodges slarrrp them as Protestants Jtsuits. To these enormi ties— monstrous in this free America—they add the paramount enormity of RESISTANCE TO THE 1 LAWS AND CONSTITUTION OF THE COUNTRY. MAssACHijy;T-blue laws of Massachu- ,, penal offence to give shelter to a houseless Quaker, and witches were devout!v , \t*clited as burnt offerings to bigotry the nu st ini-'iise, and to superstition the most attrnn „uß. In these latter days, however, alter two hundred years of active purification and re form, Massachusetts claims to have ns.n In the rank of the most enlightened, moia,. k hgious. and hh'-rt v-loving State in the Linj. Her capital is 'the "Athens ol America sk- pnmes herself upon her colleges, her comma schools, her Churches, her liquor laws, and h benevo lent institutions, N" vv l>r the < 1 •> o .> boasted enlightenment and Christia en iliza tion. First we give a specim-n o| Massachu setts humanity. We copy from on'-d our ex changes : • '•Marv Williams and her infant Scoter,the latter horn m Massachusetts, to Eu- Mondav, from the towiM Monson, Mass., for the crime of fifing too ?r to live ,n that commonwealth. The wonf had come away from Ireland h. cause she as too poor 10 live there. According to tij' two facts, the poor creature has no right t' v - •• a... Massachusetts, about a year ago** a terri ble ferment because the law s.-.mrns back to Virginia. lot* Boston Ad\uti> "The treasury of the Unitei'ates bore the expense of the rendition of AfV Burn..- The treasury of Massachsdt.s pfor the rendi tion of Mary Williams. But theu as a ne ero, "a man and a brother ** ; on ly a white woman,a woman * '-er. ' Can anything be found morvoMing o ev ery feeling of humanity m ay hortid and dispu ting Massachusetts hind legislation of two hundred years ago? Ifhe Puntanism, u hat is barbarism t if th* Christianity, what is Paganism T-f this w, at despotism! If this is the lu'dv ofa refined civilization, the wild drink the blood of their enemies, hav" wofully libel led They are accounted J't they nie at least true to their owC | hey have neither churches, collegesf hoo.\, yet they are evidently competent td our excess,ve iv Puritanical brethren 'ssachnsetts the first principlesoi Christia" llll ' lZt MJ " C "¥he morality of the O. Stale has been nrMtv la.rly exhibited inlhc.al legislative explorations of Mr. Jos.'*> & Co. of the Aimnerv Committee. £ *• hat he has been made the scap *■ equally g tll |- tv legislative col leagues 511 one hun dred and eighty one-filth clergymen, h -ltanzed them selves with the prost.tut.on.- \ n d a New "ho happened lately to he on a railav contammg a se lect committee of our hlis^ts nrak , ' "ThVcort.mittee H" t,IP * ffrMi deal like men Who hj large quant.t.es of wine and brandy, reswore and hal ted freelv, andfforf r or so enjoyed themselves in attemf do *®ch other in relating disgusting ofa grog shop o7 house of Mrs. r, „ „„ u fren/oked bv the legis- Pattcrson was trtqi, * . ..7. I . in term-far ns h> leave little lators, and in term - h , h . • doubt on the ,r,n( m rum t quite a favorite wi lhan JosP P h Hlss ol the Nunnery Com Freedom i Thought and Opinion. - - _ _ BEDFORD, PA. RIDAY MORNING, JUNE S, 1855. i These two extracts make a pair of blue light spectacle* through which Massachusetts human

ity is discovered as a vile imposter. And Mas sachusetts morality and religion, churches, cler gy, negro worship, Maine Liquor law and all, • appear a repulsive humbug. But we cease to ; wonder that her authorities should send a native ; American infant across the seas for the crime of j being the child of a poor Irishwoman ; that ne gro fugitives should be invested with the right of suffrage, while foreign born whites are dis j fianchised; that negro children should be placed j upon a fooling of equality in the public schools : w itti the whites—we cease to wonder at any of ! these attrocities,on finding tfiat negro worship, ■ bigotry, and hypocricy are the ruling elements of the Massachusetts Legislature. There must be another revolution in the Mas ! sachusetts politics at the next popular election, j ! or we may next expect some runaway negro to i i supersede the comparatively true American i Know Nothing, Governor Gardner ; Mrs, Pat- I terson in the place of-fudge Loring : a premium for fugitive slaves, ar.d a general interdict of ! expulsion against the poor liish. The Com j mon Schools of Massachusetts ! Fudge. Lib erty loving Massachusetts! ANECDOTES OF A PHYSICIAN. The late Dr. Chapman, of Philadelphia, mourned by many who will laugh at his wit no 5 more, has left behind him a memory that will be j : transmitted through successive generations.— His wit was equal to his skill. It wa> hard to I say which did his patients the most good, and ! i as he always gave his best of both at the same i time, they piohablv helped each other. Just ! as it happened when one of his patients revolted at a monstrous dose of physic, and said : "Why. Doctor, vou don't mean such a a <<e ; as this lor a gentleman ?" "Oh, no," suit! the Doctor, "it's lor writ g men !" j And a good laugh is olten as good a a m*di- I cine. Wilh him the pleasantry was as ceitain as the opportunity. Even in < xlrernes it would i come out uf him. lie "was w a king in the street, 1 and a baiter's cart, driven furiously, was about :to run iiim down. The baker reigned up sud denly, aiukju-st in time to spare the doctor, who took • 'ii his hat, and bowing politely, exclaimed, "Vou are the best bred man in tow n. At the great gathering in Philadelphia ol the Medical Society of the United States, the liter ary anil distinguished Dr. Francis and Dr. C i un man met, as they had done a thousand times he fore, having been liiends for half a century. At .L J UJ I*/I . r niTir-fv •n-T rr.- -irliUlmD;;- MiU'U, sdta u> tJr. miners, "ni v*n)'\V> Dr. Chapman, the head of our profession in Philadelphia. ' ft was too much for Dr. Chap man, who retorted : "Dr. Francis, let me in troduce you to Dr. Mann, tiie tail of our profes sion in Philadelphia." Little Mann let the lions alone alter that. Very itiiich against his will, the doctor was made a vestryman in the parish church, and one of his (iutms was to ] ass the plate lor the contribution at (lie morning service, fji pre sented it with great politeness and becoming gravity to the gentleman at the head of the pew nearest the chancel, who was not disposed to contribute. The faithful collector, nothing daunted, held the plate before him, and bowed, as il he would urge hint to think tlrn matter over aim gi\ p moiftpf!uii'f) a little something, and refu sed to go on till he had set n his stiver on the plate. ]n this way he proceeded down the aisle, victimizing every man till he came to tie pew nearest the door, where sat an am-d color ed woman of the old school. To his surprise she laid down a piece ol gold. '-Dear u.e said the astonished doctor, "you n;n<t he a duinea niger!" They never troubled the doc toi in go aiour.d with the [date after that. Dr. Chapman was a delegate to the conven tion ol the church, which was to hold its annual session at Pittsburg. Party spirit ran high, ' and tiie members, both clerical and lay, bein>- men of like passions with other men, became' more excited and \ iolent in word and tone than was becoming so reverend and grave a body. AN hen things had gone on at this rate Ibr two days, and were nothing bettered, hut rather grew worse, one of the most venerable members arose and said, that "he thought these scenes w i re highly indecorous, especially as they were enacted in the presence of God, whose servants we profess to he." Dr. Chapman tor the first time now stood up, and with a peculiar twisting ol his words, and the profound attention of the whole convention, remarked : ".Mr. President, I think so too. It is too had. The members ' ought not to go on so. But ]do not feel the force of that last remark. The gentleman savs "we ought not to conduct in this manner in the presence of God.' Now, sir, to my certain knowledge, He has not been in this [dacesince ' we came together." The rebuke was so iut, so pertinent, that priests and people felt it alike, and the business of the convention was conducted with decorum tO iIS Close. Horrid Child Murder in Delaware. The Dover Sentinel gives an account of a J most atrocious a flair which happened in that j vicinity on last Thursday, the 24-lh : "A man hv the name of George Parker (col- : orni,) living just outside of Dover, went to Mr. ! Slaughter's house early yesterday morning and knocked at the door for admission. When Mr. Slaughter came to the door, which he , opened cautiously, he found Parker standing on ; the outside, with a gun levelled at him, threat- i ening to kill him. Slaughter immediately clos ed the door, when Paiker went to his own house, had some words with the girl, who lives with his wife, and shot her, injuring her severely.— He then made off'to Mr. Gibbs' house, the door of which he broke open, and rushed upon Gibbs, who made his escape out of a back door, not, j however, before the negro had discharged the I O C ; gun at him. "Gibbs made oiT to a neighbor's house, by the name of Moore, to give the alarm, whom he found, w hen they immediately went in search of more assistance to enable them to secure Par ker, vvho, when he found that Gibbs had lied, j returned again to his own house, and entering, j seized upon one of his little ones, and in a most ! cruel and barbarous manner, cut its throat from i ear to ear, then threw the body away from him. He then came out into the yard in search of his wife, no doubt to Murder her, who had (bd to a neighbor's house with the youngest child, hut seeing his other child, he sprang at it, and in an instant he had this one in his grasp, cutting its --throat, also, and threw it up as high as his strength would allow him, when it rame down upon tiit? hard ground weltering in its gore and blood. "This fiend incarnate then sought his wife about the premises, but not being able to tinci i her returned into the house, which he set on fire, and left for Gibhs' house, where he was w hen Gibbs, Moore and others arrived to take him. Mr. Cooper had been sent for, and when he arrived, found the inhuman monster in the hands of his cantors, in anything but an enviable position. The prisoner had to be held down on the ground with a man on each arm. one on his breast, one on each foot. In this situation .Mr. Cooper fount! him, upon whom lw placed mana cles, tied him in a cart and brought him to Dover, | and lodged him in jail for safe keeping. I "He shot at his pursuers alter holding them l at bav a long time; and it was only when his I gun had been discharged, that thev dare ap j proaeh the house to take him. Several I were fired at him, one or t;v<> c<uH'g ' . 4 " i when a simultaneous charge was made, a>m ,Jl^ ter a severe struggle, he was secured as a..0 I described." pn Elephant's Fraternal FetiiEß and ' irctinHi While p. wagon drawn by several elephants j was passing our office yesterday, the follow iug story was told, which we vouch for as true : List season a menagerie visited the village ot I Johiistow n, Herkimer County. W hen the cav -1 altade left town it passed over a bridge which j the road crossed leaving two elephants to bring i 1 up the rear. I hese vvt re driven to the bridge, , j but with the known sagacity of the race, they l refused to cross. Ihe water of the cieek, which ■ tlovvs through a gorge in the slate formation, pre ■ i senting at that point banks of precipitous citar - after and thirty teet in height, was low and by - taking a course across a corn field, a hud could t he reached. But the prnprieter ol the corn field r M luard to allow his property to be so used, ex- or rrrp rr erraprrio rvinsm TOgtrrr iriit to. Accordingly the elephants uvre again driven to the bridge, and again they refused to attempt the crossing. They would trv the si met ore with their great teef, feel cautiouslv along the plank with their prohoscal fingers, but each time would tecoil fiorii making the danger ous experiment. At last, however, goaded hv the sharp, iron instrument of the keeper, arid accustomed to obedience, they rushed on. with a scream, halt of agony, halt ot anger. '1 he result showed the prudent prescience of the poor animals to have been correct: the bridge broke, and went crash ing to (lie bottom of the gorge ; carr\ ing with it both the monstrous beasls. One of them struck upon its tusks and shoulder, breaking the former, and very badly injuring the latter: the other was, strangely enough, unhni t. .Now was shown the most singular and remarkable conduct on the part of the brute which had escaped. lis toniiade lay there,an extempore bed being pro vided fur its condor!, while no temptation, no force, no stratagem was sufficient to induce the other to leave, and proceed with the main por tion ofthe caravan, which finally went on, leav ing the wounded beast and its companion under tile charge of their keeper. Day after day the suffering creature lay there, rapidly failing, and unable to move. At the utd n| three weeks, the water trt the creek com menced rising, and there was danger it would aver flow and drown the disabled elephant. rile keeper desired, therefore, to get it up and make it vialk as far as a barn near hv where it would be nut of danger and could be better cared lor. Hut it would tint stir, lie coaxed, wheel ed and scolded, but all to no purpose. At last, mtaged, he seized a pitchfork and was about plunging it into the poor thing's flesh, when the mm pan ion wrenched the fork from his hand, iroke it in fragments and flung the pieces from t : then with eves glaring and every evidence if rage in its manher, it stood over its defence ess and wounded friend as if daring the keeper o approach, which the man was not so green is to do again with cruel purpose. I hus tiie injured animal lay there until it lied. Y\ lien satisfied that it could no longer be it service, the other quietly followed the keep *r away from the spot, and showed no desire to •■turn. If this was not reasoning mingled with in affection some men might pattern after, we ffiould like to know what to call it.— Buffalo Democracy. Filial Devotion and its Reward. An aged rag-picker died in Paris, in a state of he most abject poverty. His onfv relation was i niece, who lived as servant with a greengrocer. I he girl always assisted her uncle as far as her lender means would permit. When she learned if his death, which took place suddenly, she was • pon the point of marriage with a journeyman taker, to whom she had been long attached. The nuptial day was fixed, but Susette had not ,'et bought her wedding clothes. She hastened o tell her lover that their marriage must he leferred, as she w anted the price of her bridal inerv to lay her uncle decently in the grave. Her mistress ridiculed the idea, "and exoited her o leave the old man to be buried by charity. Susette refused. The consequence was a quar :el, in which the young woman lost at once her -dace and her lover, who sided with her mis rt-ss. She hastened to the miserable garret TERMS, S2 PER YEAR. VOL XXIII, NO. 43. ■ where her uncle liar! expiree!, and by the sacri i lie not only of the savings tor her wedding ■ attire, but of all her slender wardrobe, she had , i the old man decently interred. Her pious task , fulfilled, she sat alone in her uncle's room, weeping bitterly, when the master of the faith— i I less lover, a young, good-looking man, entered. "So, my good Susette, I find yon hare lost your ; place ?" yaid he : "{ am corne to offer you one for life—will you marry me ?" "I, sir? ex claimed Susette : "you are joking." "No, faith, I want a wife, ami I'm sure I can't find a bet :' ter." "But every one would laugh at you for ; I marrying a poor girl like me ?" "Oh, it that i i is the only objection, we shall soon get over it; I come, come along : my mother is prepared to receive vou." Susetle hesitated no longer: but she wished to take with her a memorial ot her deceased uncle: it was a cat that be bad for ma ny years. The old man was so for.d of the ani mal that he determined that even her death should not separate them, for lie had her stuffed j and placed upon the tester of his bed. As Su \ ette took puss down, she uttered an exclamation !of surprise at finding her so heavy. The lover hastened to open the animal, when out (ell a ; shower of gold. A thousand gold napoleons wete concealed in the hodv of the cat : and this | sum which the old miser had starved himself to I amass became the just reward of the noble girl ' and her disinterested lover. A Scene ia Uie ruusi cofels'a communication respecting a recent exchange of prisoners between the Russians and the chief of the Circassians. Ou this occasion Scnamvl received back one of his sons, who hav ing been taken away in his boyhood had been educated in Russia, and even served in the army. ' The Cmtcasvs says : Last summer the Princess Tchattchavadse and the Princess Orbelian with ; her children werecaptuted by some of Scham - yl's bands. Their captivity lasted eight months, I notwithstanding the utmost efforts ol the gov f ernment and of their relatives. 'I hey at length - succeeded, however, in inducing Schamyl to i accept ransom tor them to the amount of 40,000 r silver roubles, together with the surrender of , j his son. .. 1 Cn the 23d of March both parties met tor i eflrcting this exchange, Schamy l, who to the - i last moment was exceedingly distrustful, being - accompanied by a body of six or seven thousand v men, who brought with them some field-pieces. ,i As soon as he had taken up his position on the d right bank of the frontier river, the Mitschik, ■- and the Russians on the left, lie sent his other v_ • M. U ~.>..i .i n thirtv Mnrids as an r-scorr TO iW corTTai n in g ! irie prisoners, to meet the Russians. On the Russian side a party of riflemen crossed the river, accompanied bv Major-Genera I Baron Nikolai, Prince Tchatt chavadse, and Jamal Eddin, Schamyl's son who was to be exchanged. They were followed bv a carriage containing the stipulated sum. U hen Jamal Eddin approached the ford of [hp river-thousands of voices repeated, in a mo notonous channt, the wordsEstaphir Alia, which is a thanksgiving when any enterprise has come o a prosperous issue. While the son was cross ing the river a dress Mas brought to him as a present from his father, which he immediately put on. As soon as lie had assumed iiis new ittire. being accompanied by the Russian oth ers and his brother Kasi iWuitarrmiud, he clinibed he mountain where his father was sitting, sur ounded by the Murids, while a mountaineer •eld over the chieftain's head a large dark parasol. Scharr.yl is a remarkably handsome nan, 4-7 years of age, with a very expressive lace and prepossessing manners. \\ hen his son approached him he stretched out lis hand for him to kiss, then embraced him ind wept. After that he bowed in a verv riendly manner to the Russian officers, and •eqnested them to thank Baron Nikolai for the kindness with which he had treated his son. \fter this he added, as if replying to his ovv n houghts, "I believe now in the honor of the Russians." The story luns that he was not a 'fth' af raid lest the Russians, after the exchange vas over, should surprise him and carry back igain the money, perhaps his son into the bar ;ain. The report concludes with the remark hat this interview is memorable, inasmuch as 10 Russian, since the year 1839, had ever seen jchamy I. Cun.rißEN HAVE LUNGS. —This fact is either lot known to patents, or very little regarded. Hie first thing a baby wants is fresh 3ir, and ilenty of it. From the moment a child is born t should have air and light : and neither be shut ip in a close, darkened room, nor have its head overed up in a blanket. The other tnorning, making my first call on a adv after her confinement, I saw a heap of blan :ets lying in a rocking-chair beside the bed, but here was no baby in sight. When I inquired or the newly-arrived, the nurse came, and after akirig off fold after fold, there at last was the oor, little, half-smothered babv. gasping for reath. Mother and nurse got a lecture that iir.e. Returning in an omnibus, a pretty woman got n, with her babe completely enveloped iiTits lariket. Perhaps it was none of my business ; ut I think it was. The ! abe had as good a iglit to breathe, and to have the purest air to be tad, as anybody : and as there was nobody else o take its {art, 1 did. "Madam," said I, "vou are smothering that hild." " She smiled and shook her head : she didn't be ieve a word of it. "You are making it breathe its own breath ver and over ; and no air is fit to breathe but ince. It needs fresh air as much as you do. I mi a physician and I can't let you make your :hi!d sick." She uncovered the baby's head : it took a long ireath,and if it had been old enough to talk, and >een up in its manners, it undoobtly would have aid, "Thank you,doctor."