Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, July 6, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated July 6, 1855 Page 1
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RY (lillO. W. SEW SERIES. Select floe tin. H ATCH. MOTHER, H ATCH. Mother, watch the little feet ClirriUing o'er fhe garden wall. Bounding through the lutsy street, ilaiigling cellar, -licit arid hall. Never count the moments lost, Never mitid the time it costs: Little feet will go a-truy, ti'iiide them, mother, while you may. Mother, watch the little hand Picking berries by the way, Making houses in the sand, Tos-ing up the fragrant hay. Never dare the question ask, '•Why to me tbi weary ta-k ?" These same little hands may prove Me>sengersof light and love. Mother, watch the little tongue I'ratling eloquent and wild. What is said, and what is snug By the happy joyous child. Catch the word while yet unspoken, Stop The vow before 'tis broken: This same tongue may yet proclaim Blessings on a Saviour's name . Mother, watch the little heait. Beating soft and warm for vim; Wholesome lessons now impart ; Keep, C) keep that young heart true. Extricating every weed, Sowing good and precious need; llarvc-t yon may then see. Ripening lor eternity. HcdCoi'd, .hiiy (!, ! *•>.*. E S S A V o.\ W 0 M A \. Hi TIKIS It. VICKKOV, A Student of t'asMile Seminary. There is a value set njiuti every thing. We are taught by Economists that tiie value ol an article is increased in proportion to tin* demand in w hich it is held, or, according as it liihor for Us production. There many things w hich are plenty hut cost nothing, and vet these are invaluable. The pure air we inhale, invigorating our bodies and expanding •our lungs : the silvery, crystal stream, which gashes from the mountain I *' side, refreshing iaitit n.l matt, satisfying the thiu-.tiog herds ami re • ivifying lin* riroofiin-i plants: the lovely pros pect of sprkig, gcm-n with leaves and decked.! with flu we is—harvest with its yellow sheaves, .autumn with its lading foliage and moaning■ winds, and winter with its vi-stments ol snowy white and hoary locks—or (lie thunderstorm, or the majestic beauty of a midnight scene, or the j golden lustre ol the sun, froni all ol which n ... the eve drinks pleasure until it is intoxicated •with delight: all tliese, i say, are things which cost nothing, anil vet, in their < t!< i Is are l. voiid j jaicp. Uniting, then, the theoiv taught us both bv science ami observation, we have a pro- . per basis- by which to estimate female influence. We shall not take the frantic lovers eyes, and view woman as some nymph, some ideal being lrom heavenly spheres : nor vet w ill we so Tar i reproach ourselves as to view her as the servant or inferior of man : hut will look at her as a rial being, the gilt of a beneficent l ather, crea ted to sustain certain relations to her species, and to exert a certain influence in social and domestic life. In this essay, we will view her neither as our idol nor our foe. WOMAN was the completion ofGod's creation. ■She is the crowning glotv of man. And here j a question arises. How far and in what is man i her superior ? We answer. Not in beauty, j for woman is the loveliest of all created beings. -Nor in sympathy, (or, when man's heart is fro- j zen and callous, her's is a glow of liquid fire. Nor in sensibility, for where else are (bund as i refined feelings and as noble a soul. Nor in courage, ([ mean that courage which is the twin sister of Fortitude and Heroism, and the off spring of Love,) for she, from her peculiar na ture, will dare when the bold heart of man cowers and shrinks. Nor in devotedness, for •d'-ath itself, when properly formed, cannot se v"r her attachments. Nor yet in taste, tor in I this respect she shows herself to be possessed j "I the most refined appreciation. If, then, man ! is not her superior in these things, in what does he excel her? Again we reply, simply in those i tmngs in which she was not designed to engage. Even as the fierce Lion, who bids defiance to all, vvalks (be earth with majestic boldness, so man, j to prowi in might, in power, at the Bar, upon 'he Rostrum, and in the Pulpit, in these po rtions and in these things, is her superior, but he is so only because she was not designed to ■ how her powers here. But she, on the other hand, may be compared to hen, who "preads her wings to cherish her young or shield <heni from the preying hawk. Man is tilted' 1 r the strife of politics, the discussion of the points which divide parties and creeds, and the ; iusy scenes ol public life: WOMAN, to sway the j "dde by loving smiles, and with sweet, coun selling words, and to shed 3 refining and hal -1 W'ing influence 011 all with whom she may be <onnected. The former rides by bis strength of I dv and mind: the latter by the power of her i V Apathy and the refining touch of her coun- i v '' s . And these facts fully establish the truth j ol our assumption, viz: That woman is the com pletion of man's glorv—the crowning segment 1 "I Hods creation. Hence we come to this ( 'ot hision, that, as all things in nature are i- 1 '•* "tifieil with a beautiful and diversified con- I ■ so, in the gift of woman, harmony and con- ■' f ... • - • - I spicuous wisdom breath a speaking influence, j j exhibiting both the agreement and the adapta-j j tion. As man was created to he happv, his Crea tor, in Infinite wisdom, perceived that without j woman, this object would fail of success, and ' hence he declared that it was not good lor the man to he alone. We may with propriety, at this juncture, mount the chariot of imagination j and view Deity as sitting in eternal council and j declaring his own judgment in regard to our ! race. He is reflecting ii|>oii tile condition of a i being aller his own image, without the society ' |of woman, and his solemn conclusion i-, "W<>- j man is necessary to complete creation's won-j j droits chain, and stamp the whole with "goo-/" j ; and "perfext." Therefore, taking into consider ation this fact, thai man's present felicity was imperfect without woman, even in the shade* ol Paradisical innocence, how much more is she necessary to it, since misery and woe have des olated his heaveniv inheritance ! [ll what and how is she a blessing now, and how does s'tf mitigate the sufferings of our race ? In consid ering her influence, We w ill notice these points. Families are composed of individuals, com | mnnities of families, nations of communities, and I the wot Id is compounded of nat ions. Even as | the mighty oak w hose branches wave in the leaves quiver ill tile liree/.e, 1 and which shelter the birds of the air and which screens the bleating herds from the piercing ravs of the sun :—even as this huge tree, I say, has sprung from one snarll branch of an acorn, so j the world, with all its diversity of character, lof habit, and ol refinement, is constituted of j families and their individuals. Nfow, to see j where woman's influence is exercised, and to ; j forma proper estimate of its worth, we have Lnt to turn our eves to this, primary somce id all social and nalio:ml existence. Here weT may see woman in her true character and pro : per sphere. Here we may behold her with her magic wand, swaving the destinieso! the w hole human race. It will not be improper to with draw the veil which shrouds the secret piace of : social and domestic existence, and here behold 1 woman, gentle y. t powerful, modest yet daring, arrayed 111 the winning garb of her innocent virtue, and exercising a mighty influence.— j Let 11s approach to the fireside, for here we mav j ! see a mother, a sister, or a friend, performing the work ot her mission. Behold tin* tire which kindles in that child's ey-s, and Ihe rosy flush which anxiety paints 011 its cheek, a* it approaches its mother, its sis- : t*r, or its friend, with an inquisitive mind, to ask (or information! It may have seen tin* rising in a burst ofgohfon beauty, gradually ap proaching its zenitlwuiid then again, sinking be hind the western hills. Or, perhaps the pecu liarities and beauties of the vegetable kingdom, as they instinctively impiess the infant mind, j rna v have been the cause of this anxiety. The child cannot comprehend abstruse things, ami , hence simplicity, that brightest but rarest jewel, i must lie exercised in these instructions. What , an auspicious opportunity is this fur making un dying impressions ! Perhaps the child's inquiry issued in chrnactcr, as to require the attributes jot Deity, both natural and moral, to lie leferreii jto in the explanation. The child's query is sat . isfactoril v answered, truths are planted never to tje plucked up: tor tile instructress, in "adapt ed phrase and familiar story," plants seeds which will germinate and bear fruit in after life, i i repeat it: she can so instruct and-influence the I tender mind, for it is not vet hardened hv de-j ceittnl practices and had habits, that the impres . sion will be lasting as eternity. And thus her ' instructions, sanctified hv her prayers and hap- J tiz'd in Imr tears, and exemplified by a holv . iife, are so sealed upon that pliant In-art, that j. ; all the cavils of the infidel are not able to erase them. Oh! who can estimate t-he influence of this one lesson? Could we follow its results j both through tirr.eand eternity, then we might j attempt it. But as we cannot follow the wave! which is caused by the pebble cast into tin* midst of the sea, through all its rollings, so J we may only entertain an imaginary idea of this influence. When we recollect that the simple circnrn ' stance of an apppi.e falling to the ground, mov ed the mighty mind of N'ewtori to discover the ; laws of gravitation, and when we think how! j susceptible and ready to grasp and hold firmly ■ every tiling, the child's mind is, we may form j a slight estimate of the wortfi of female in- , struction. Hence, considering alt things, the I blessings ot the Gospel excepted, woman is un doubtedly the greatest blessing our race enjovs. . Again, we see pious anil intelligent woman ; : in society, and from h**r beams forth a light, j , | which, like the head of Medusa, changes all who look upon it. Nor are the lights of this; picture too bright. Every one knows that, tbo' j , lie may he addicted to many vices, vet, in the j , i presence o| a r* lined anit virtuous woman, he ! . cannot act out these monster qualities. 1 say ! , virtuous woman, for woman as well as man, 1 ; without piety, is like the engine which carries j, tin* water away from the raging flames : she j ; perverts her influence and pours the strength ofi , : ln*r I lowers into the channel which roils on to ; t destruction. And in the counteracting influ- 1 ence she exerts, surely we may observe how she ( mitigates our woes. For the man who cairies , lout some benevolent scheme, by which Ihou- j s 1 sands are benefitted, is riot reverenced merely ! £ because he has done sucij great good, but be- , , ; cause he has prevented so much evii. Hence,! | woman is not a blessing merely because she does j | good, but because, through her influence, so t j much evil is prevented. Take woman away ; a from society, and you leave it a bleak and dim- j rv waste, ( Where forms of desolation walk, I And melancholy sheds its murky shades abroad. r Oh ! when shall she, like the eagle of MIL- I 2 TON'S Vision, arise in the vigor of her native j \ strength, and shake from her the dew drops ! a which have settled on her while slumbering, j r and soar to that position 011 the mount of her j | being, where eternal sunshine lingers, and where j t perpetual songs rollover its breezy brow?— ji I Then, and not till then, shall the chorus break 1 ! forth.that a new era has appeared untft ni: jk : ! and the hack to each* other-fire® truth ot God's own declaration, That wonati-is., liis best natural gift. -f Cassvilie, June 7, 18f)f>. LETTER OF I). BLOtHKR. RALTIUCUB, June ICtli, IS")"), j r .Messrs. Price iS - Hume, Editors .Miners' Journal, <Cumberland, JMJ. j GEXTI.KMKX :—When I subscribed to the. .".Miners' journal," under your proprietorships j. I was ol the impression thot it was a Whig pa- ;• j per, and that in future it would be what it had j for many years been, a true exponent oft he [ principles of that party. In this, 1 regret to say, j 1 have been disappointed. Instead of support*! j ing Ihe Constitution, lis the only means ol per- ! petuating the 1 utott of the States, you have, in j my judgment, taken the opposite, and whether j intentional, or thiough a misguided judgment,: are giving your support; to the'propogation ol ; one ot the worst spirits evr let loose amongst men— ll . //g ions itifohrtinci and PolUicnl dit fronc/risemenf. For such a spirit and such doc trines, 1 cannot find language to express the horror of my feelings. 1 have no faith in the sincerity ol men who profess to support the i '''institution and at the same time fan the flame, j which, unless extinguished, must destroy the good resulting from the labour and blood of : the Fathers of the Revolution of 177' L It is , wrong to desire the success of any measure, , which is in violation ot priuciples ujpvti whicli i rest, hammi rights unci free govrrnrnftiL. Your reply may be, that ail these Things you ; condemn as sincerely a- I do. But this will not ! do. Acts speak louder than words—and by ; vouracts shall you be judged. in the Declaration ol Independence it is de-: ! c la red as one of the causes for the Revolution : . that "he endeavored to prevent the population of these Stales : for that purpose obstructing the j laws t>r naturalization of foreigners, refusing to I pass others to encourage their migration hither, j and raising the condition of new appropriations ' of lands." In the face of this, von declare that persons; I born in olhei countries, who desire to come j among us. in order'tu escape the tyranny otitic Despots ot Europe and enjoy the freedom pleu'g- 1 > d hv the Declaration and guaranteed by tliel ! Constitution, shall not 9r> crrtrie and ehjov. You " : an- willing they .t/tnff come, at least someof yoyrl j party an", whits' others are opjiosed t their ' coming at- *ll —you are wilUng they shall pay e taxes— fight the battles of your country 111 | <n>rK>ie with ttie {heir with your merchants, mechanics and traders— do the drudgery ot'building vnur Canals and Roads—dig the minerals from the (novels of the earth—till the soil, and submit to and support the laws of the country: i ul thev shall not en joy the right of veiling at elections, or holding a little jdace of profit, honor, or trust, be their ! character for capacity, honesty, integrity and sobriety what it may ! Your partv also argue that the foreign pop ulation will fill up the country and crowd , natives out. Thousands conscientiously believe this, and an- sincerely attached to the party making the charge, because of the fears tiev , really entertain upon tins point. They are totally ignorant of tire immense territory of the ( I'nited States or arc deeply prejudiced, through the many "raw head and bloody hones" tales they have read, in the newspapers of the day, | that they cannot reflect rightly upon tin* sub- | j'-ct. They are indeed miserable. They act . ami talk and (eel as it the evil day tli-y so . -much dread will he upon us, even ol the pres- ] ent generation!! It is the policy of the party i , to which yon are at present attached, to keep j such in ignorance ot the truth. You will not ('■!! them that it i> now si.cty fire, years since , the first census was taken in tin* United Stales. 1 at which tune tin* population numbered about three millions of souls—and that now, alter the j lapse of so many years—with all the advantages ol the foreign population coming in, the number is supposed rmt to exqeed thirlij millions ! You ] will not ti'll them that we have Territory , enough to sustain comfortably a population of , five hundred millions ot souls ! and that it will ' . take at h-ast a thousand years to fill it up !! hv j which time, I predict there will he hut little , difference between foreigner and native ot any j : country upon earth. 1 t on also urge that paupers and criminals are j sent by foreign governments to find homes \ amongst us. If they are. you know it is con-j trary to existing laws. The Government never permits this i f they know of their coming.— j And as a Democrat were 1 a member of Con- I " giess, I would vote for a more stringent law, j embracing a provision to confiscate the vessel j and imprison (lie officers having charge of any j such vessel, with paupers and criminals 011 j board, with intention to land tln-m at any ot * our ports of entry : and appropriate the money j arising from the sale of such vessel to defray j expenses of transhipping such passengers back • to the place whence they came. t Further, as a member of the Democratic par- j !" ty, having a firm faith in the purity of its prin- j t ciples—believing they will perpetuate the in- j > stitutions of our country untarnished through ! 1 all time,—were I a member of Congress, 1 • would vote for a law requiring every man who i a lauded here from any other country, with inteii- j 1 tion to remain, to take the oath of allegiance, j ( immediately upon landing, before an officer t appointed for that purpose,—place in his hands t .1 copy ol the Declaration of Independence, the s Constitution and naturalization laws, and pass t him into the Country. After residing here the jt required time, I would admit him to full citi- 1 h zensltip, provided he was found worthy. This h would not do violence to the rights of foreigners, b and at the same time secure to this country a ii reliable population from abroad. Under our j t present system, men may naturalize or not, as ; n they please. Instead, therefore, of forcing them t n by the law to remain Aliens to the C, States as a I %. < Freedom of shojtght and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY (I, 18. you propose, I would enforce an allegiance.— 1 f rider ttn* latter arrangement there would he fsafoty at least, whilst under the policy vour new

recommends, in tiie event of a war with foreign powers, we would have an internal en ymy made so per force of law>-lhat would he tnore dangerous than all the ilir-ig'n power that could be marshalled against us. Have you thought of this I J too, want "Americans to rule as tf'ell as you do. I want them to ruWjpi the future a> they have in the past. And I sincere ly pray that it may never fail into the hands of .the himuticite.9 —who have amalgamated with • tin* party you so much admire in the North and \\ est, to prostrate the Democracy, the partv to which we are indebted for every principle ujKin \yfiich our Government is now administered, and under which we so happily and prosper ously live—and which teaches and practices tin* doctrine ol "doing unto all men as von would have theiri do unto vmr." I say give 11s "American's to rule America," but not FA NATICS who change with the s- asons—and con sign every man to Hades who does not think as they think and act as they act. .Men who Would dismember lie* Union because the South ern-States work black slaves, whilst they work white servants. Men whose contracted minds ne- er reach beyond the limits of the County or State in which they have been reared. But by Americans whose hearts are a the Union itself, ami as benevolent as her institutions : whose gigantic minds can comprehend th- mul tiplied jind various wants of iier citizens scat tered over her Territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific: Americans indeed and in truth, "in v- iioin there i*. no guile." n CLIO IOCS IXTOLCI! A NCE. 'lhis is another article in your new creed, equally at war with the Constitution of the 111 it ITI States, and true IT The Constitution declares that "no religious test shall ear be required as a qualification to any ofliee of public trust under the United States," and again "Congress shall make no law respec ting an establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof." And true Republicanism teaches that every man may worship God in his own way, and none shall make him afraid, or punish him for so doing. But you say because men are mem bers of the Catholic Church, they shall he <//s- Jmn'ch ised —cut off from all participation in the administrat ion of the Government ! ! They may live iieie and enjoy the privilege of the free , V 'egroes ! and no more. This you mav also eegy. But I u ill call your attention to official pets of the intv party. In the Utter ot accep mMCe of rtie nomminfofis conferred by the party upon Mr. Flournoy as a candidate for the office of Governor of Virginia, at tin* recent election in that State, he holds the doctrine that a Cafh o/ic should not be placed in office either In/ elec tion or appointment. (See Hi> letter.| Again the Nfatmnal Know-Nothing Convention now in session in Philadelphia, have refused seats to members sent there from Louisiana, because they were Catholics! Your oath hound Lodges refuse to admit into the order, members of that church—your ~hr* thren, out of doors, declare thi- to be one of the objects of the order. Now let me ask, have you reflected upon the evils to result (iom this policy? If successful, where stands the NATIVE IIOIIN CATHOLIC.' IS he not side. Inj si /.'• with the free, negro ' You will say he lias the right to vote. All : hut let me ask who will lie vote lor? You have tied his hands—set bread before him and then ask him to cat ! ! His partv wunltl tie so largely in the minority that effort would he useless and success hopeless. It is so in England, it would .he so here. Every inducement to educate his children for usefulness to their count rv would be stifled. Their largest anticipations would not reach higher than the hew -r of wood, and bearer of burdens. Dislike and burning hatred to their oppressors would (ill their hearts.— Thoughts and plans of revenge of the most dis tmetafile character, would he constantly on foot. Neighbor would hate and fear his neighbor— family would divide against family, and the knife of the assnsMti would find a welcome hi ding place about the person ol tens of thousands who now love their neighbor. Civil war with all its horrots mobocracy with all its evils— strife and contentions with all their sirkning consequences—would as naturally follow such a course of policy now, as it did in past cen turies. As an American citizen I abhor the principle —as a Protestant Christian, I eschew it as a base sin and damnable heresy—and as a mem ber of the Republican party, I loath it as I would a pestilence at noon-day. Very respectfully yours, , D. BLOC HER. From the BulLilo Courier. "Wisely Improve the Present-'—the .Hollo for Democrats. The present is a time for action, and not for , the warlare of words. The democracy of the , State are now in a position which enables them | to regain that control of the popular will which their principles always have of the popular , mind and heart. If they will hut take advan- | tage of the tide of circumstances which seem ( almost providential in their occurrence, and ( hoist upon the topmost wall the banner under , which good men and true have in the olden , times gone forth conquering and to conquer, j there in no formidable obstacle in the way of £ success. Recent demonstrations have proved ; that while old party lines and distinctions are f to a considerable extent ignored, the spirit which j has animated genuine democrats still exists, and . lias brought men together in a determined etiiirt to resist a combination ot men who are essay ing to ris*' to power upon false issues and by c the use of dishonorable means. The mass of \ mirul in the country is democratic ; and though 1 men may for a time associate with parties ere- \ ateil for 3 special purpose, they will rally when- I ! ever they regard (lie interests of the country in danger. The democratic victory in Virginia has convinced many who had believed that the party was hopelessly divided that there is a vitality and an energy in democracy that can never die; it has reinspirited those who had abandoned all thoughts cf success, and given a fresh impulse to feeling. The election which has taken place in this city will, to some extent, add to the confidence which has already been inspired, and assure the doubling that the vic tory may be theirs it they will but contend for it. No person with any practical sagacity can fail to see that the present is a most opjiortiine moment for the democratic party. It has but to pursue a straightforward, consistent course, showing its principles to be those of the consti tution, and its aims to be the highest develop ment of all the resources of the country, and the preservation of all tiiat we, as American citizens, hold most dear, and democrats at heart, it not hitherto known by the name, will come together with an enthusiasm which will set ali opposition at defiance. ihe issue which was raised in Virginia, and upon which tlie election of judge of the superi or court in this city was decided, will be the main one in the elections which w ill take place the coming year. The contest between know nothingisrri and democracy must be fought throughout the Slate and the country : and, if American citizens will do their duty, the con flict will not he a long one, and will result in the complete political annihilation of tile ene mies ot democracy, of every name and creed. There is no time to be lost in uniting the mass es upon a sound and comprehensive platform. Public sentiment demands immediate action : and if men who have hitherto stood in the front ranks of the party and acted as leaders would retain their position, they must make no delay in defining their position. The olfen-tjuoted words of Longfellow are pertinent at this '-polit ical flood tide "Look not mournfully into the past —it comes not hack again : wisely im prove the present —is is thine; go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart." Tun REPORTED CAPTURE or FOUT LARAMIE. Brief mention was made under our telegraph ic head yesterday ot the reported capture of Fort Laramie. The despatch published by us is founded upon the following extract of a letter, written at Whitehead, Kansas Territory, under date of J one 9 : "Mr. Henry Smith Iras just-informed us that a man stopped at his house this morning, \\*ho told hi:n that he slept at the .Great Nemeha mission last night with art express rider, who brought startling news from tlm plains,- It was to the effect that Fort Laramie was in the hands cf the Indians, and that Messrs. Nave and McCord, of Andrew county, Missouri, had been robbed at Ash Hollow of four hundred and twr n ty head of cattle, sixteen horses, several wagons, twenty-three mules, and all their stores and pro visions, and were left entirely destitute. The particulars of the capture of Laramie were not given. The express merely stated that the Indians had gathered there in great force, and had taken the fort, and that as lie came by Asli Hollow on hi-- v\ ay to the States lie saw Messrs. Nave and McCord, and their teamsters and droves, who were without horses or food, and stated to liiin the fact of the robbery, and that no lives were lost. This news lias occasioned great excitement here and in St. Joseph. "If it is true, the small force of in!antrv that has just started out will only afford to the Indi ans so many scalps. They can offer no more resistance to two thousand warriors ujion the plains than could an fcfant to a giant. "Tin- Indians carry 110 stores with them, and depend upon the chances of each day f'ol their 'daily bread,' and can fight as long as they roam with the huflaio, and nodular.try can cut them off. Western men, mounted on good horses, and armed with nfies, and who are familiar with their habits and modes of warfare, would pursue and hunt them down, and whip them into submission, at a saving of many lives and much treasure to the countiy. If they found it advisable to make peace with them, they would understand the best terms on which to predicate their treaty." PrtEsKßVixo FLOWERS AND FKEIT.—A friend has just informed us that fruit and flowers may be preserved from decay and fading by immer sing them in a solution of Gum Arabic and wa ter two or three times, waiting a sufficient time between each immersion to allow the gum to dry. This process covers the surface of the fruit with a thin coating of the gum, which is entirely imprevions to the air, and thus prevents the decay of the fruit, or the withering of the (lower. Gur friend has roses thus preserved which have all the beauty and fragrance of freshly plucked ones, though they have been separated from the parent stem since June last. To insure success in experiments of this kind, it should be borne in mind that the whole surface must he completely covered : for if the aironlv gains entrance at a pin-hole, the labor will all he lost. In preserving specimens of fruit, par ticular care should he taken to cover the stem, end and all, with the gum. A good way is to wind a thread of silk about the stem, and then sink it slowly in the solution, which should not he so strong as to leave a particle of the gum undissolved. The gum is so perfectly transpa- : rent, that you can with difficultv detect its 1 presence, except by the touch. Here we have another simple method of fixing the fleeting ' beauty of nature, and surrounding ourselves ever with those objects which do most elevate 1 the iriind, refine the taste, and purify the heart. ; Country Gentleman. 1 ANECDOTE.—I have somewhere heard or read < of an anecdote of Franklin which it might fie < well for young men afflicted with a superabun- t dance of honor, of a particular kind, t* ponder 1 whenever they feel the hot blood rising.— 1 Franklin had a friend who was afflicted with a i Tiißoas, $2 rsiit vniit. VOL XXIII, NO. 47. vcrv offensive breath, accompanied with a habit of coming m very close contact with any person with whom he might engage in earnest conver sation. Franklin was so engaged with him one day, and to avoid his fa-ted breath turned his face partially from that of his friend. The movement was noticed and an explanation de manded. The philosophic lightning-tamer very irankiv stated the lacts in the case. The an noMßcemdpt was taken in high dudgeon, and a chail.-nge |to mortal com! at was the result.— Frarffttio respectfully declined, and, like a true philosopher that he was, gave his reasons some thing like the following : •'My friend, I cannot fight you, because I do not see how things are to be bettered by the death of either of us. Suppose, for instance, that we should fight, and I should kill von, you certainly would riot stink l-ss that) you do now, and if vou should kill me, then we should both stink/' HORRIBLE MR if Fit. \V e learn that on Friday night last Mr. Tra cy, who was employed by the Panama Mail Steamship Company as load carpenter in the repairs on the steamer Golden Age, was foullv murdered bv three men for money. I\lr. Tra cy having received, a few days before, a bag of money in pay for the aforementioned job, was seen to carry the balance of the money, alter pay wig off big hands, to bis house. The plan to murder him was concocted by a Cubano, an American and a Guayaquilanian, all negroes. In pursuance of their plan, the three ol them went to his house, between 12 arid 1 o'clock on Saturday morning, and dragging him from his bed, fair Iv cut him to pieces : one gash was from his right shoulder to his middle in a slant ing direction, another from his left shoulder to his waist, in the same manner, ar.d another di rectly across him through l.isbowhs—and then they threw him from the balcony ol the second story of his residence, some twenty feet, upon the rocks on the sea beach. His wife, who was lying in bed with him, on the outer side, heard the villains as they came up the stairs, and awoke her husband, who immediately passed her over to the wail sid—and, while they were engaged in their bloody work, she crawled from the Led, and ran Jo the company's works, more than a fourth of a mile, to give the alarm. Ihe money that he had was between the mat trasses of the bed on which thev were sleeping, and they did not get it. They only obtained filty dollars belonging to a boy in the employ of Mr. Tracy. The next day one of the parties was arrested while working in a gang of coalers on board the Golden Agp, and he having given evidence against the other two, they were also tnfcrrrand at 12 M. the three were hung, the proof be- . ing perfectly clear against them. We are told tiiat the residents of Tahoga, na tive as well as foreign, fullv sanctioned the exe cution—in so much were the natives zealous iri the matter, that thev would not have the bodies of the criminals buried on the island, and thev were thrown into the sea. Tracy, the murdered man, worked for some time on the Young America. His wife had come out to join him here but a few weeks ago, and aas engaged by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company to do the washing tor their vessels.— It appears that the American, px colored n an,) who was the planner of this aflair, had lived with Tracy as cook and left his service a short time before.— . 'spi/iwnll Courier. June 12. MELANCHOLY SUICIDE. —A young, beautiful, accomplished French lady, named Adele li. Masson, committed suicide on Monday night, at her lesidcncc, Xo. 156 St. Louis street, bv taking laudanum. An inquest was held yester day, when we obtained the following informa tion relative to the sad aflair. It seems that Mrs. Masson had been married to her husband in France, about two years since, and came to this country shortly after. In a little time after their marriage, she noticed signs of estrange ment on his pari, which finally developed them selves ip absolute neglect and insult, and about two weeks ago he left lor France, having pre viously declared that he should never return. The poor wife, who was tenderly attached to him, took his desertion very much to heart, and was rendered very uuhappp by it. On Monthly night, about 9i o'clock, being in tiie company of three voting ladies ol her ac quaintance, she told tliem how tired she was of''life's fitful fever," and said very mysterious ly that she should not live long, and as she left their room, bid them an affectionate good-bye, observing that thev should not again perhaps meet in this life. About 12 o'clock the inmates of the house were awakened by groans from Mrs. Masson's apartment. Upon entering her loom, they found In-r lying on her bed just in the agonies of death. An empty laudanum phial standing upon the table near where she was lying, told how death bad been produced. Every effort was made to save her, hut to no avail, for she died a few minutes alter. The fatal poison had been bought by her the same evening, at a drug store at the corner of Royal and St. Louis streets. The unfortunate Jadv, who has thus came to such a melancholy end. was a native of France, and was 27 years of age.— JK'ew Orleans Bee, June 20///. A SK.IIT OF A GEEAT MAN. —Goethe, like many other celebrated men, was somewhat annoyed by the visits of strangers. A student once "called at his house and requested to see him. Goethe, contrary to his usual custom, consented to be seen : and, after the student had waited a short time in tin* ante-chamber, he appeared, and without speaking, took a chair, and seated himself in the middle of the room. The student far fiom being embarrassed by this unexpected proceeding, took a lighted wax can dle in his hand, and walking round the poet, deliberately viewed him on all sides; then, setting down the candle, he drew out bis purse, an/1 taking from it a small piece of silver, put it on tin* table, ami went away without speak ing a word.