Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, August 10, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated August 10, 1855 Page 1
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IJMk (6a u*tt <\ Hl' EO. IV. BOWTIAI. NEW SERIES. * Select |Joctrn. The following beautiful and touching jwem, >o ex pressive ofthe great worth of a good woman, was placed in our hands after a warm and animated dis cussion upon this subject, by a young lady of this place. Alter reading it we were compelled to ac knowledge, that woman, in her proper sphere, it a ogieat blessing."—[. F. !..] The Worth ol* W ontnsi. FROM THE f.TRMAX OF St'll II.EF.R. Honored l>e woman ! she beams on the sight, Graceful and fair, like a beam ol light; sratters around her. wherever she strays, Hoses of bliss on our thorn-covered ways ; Koses of-Paradi-e, sent from above, To be gathered and twined in a garland of Love. Man, on passion's stormy ocean, Tos-ed by surges mountain high, Courts the hurricane's commotio*, Spurns at reason's feeble cry. I.oud the tempest roars around him, Louder still it roars within. Flashing lights of hope confound im, Stuns with life's incessant dm. Woman invites liiin with bliss in her smile, Tocease from his toil and to be happy * while Whispering wooingly—come to my bower— Go not in search ot the phantom ol power— Honor and wealth are illusory—come ! Happiness dwells uitLe temples of home. Man. with fury stern and savage, Persecuted his brother mail, Reckless it he hle or ravage, Action. action—still his plan. Now creating—now destroying. Ceaseless wishes tear his breast ? Ever spewing—ne'er enjevirrg ; Still to he; but never ble-I. Won an. contented in silent repose, ! i jnvs in its beauty life's flower as-it blows, Am! waters and tends it with innocent heart. Far richer than man with his treasure.-, of arts Ami wi-er by far in the circles confined. Than he with his science arid lights of the mrmL Coldly to himself sufficing. Alan disdains the geiitlei arts, Knoweth not the bliss arising From the interchange of hearts. Slow ly through hi- bosom stealing, Flows the genial current en, Till by age's frost congealing, It is hardened into stone. She. like the harp that instinctive?)- rings. As the night breathing zephyr Soft sighs on the springs, Jte.ponds to each impiil-e with ready reply, Whether sorrow or pleasure her sympathy try ; Am! tear drops and smiles on her countenance play, hike sunshine and showers of a morning May. Through the range of man's dominion Terror is the ruling word — And the standard of opinion 1 Is the temper of the sword. Strife exults, and pity blu-hifig. From the scene departing flies, Where, to battle rnailly rushing, Brother upon brother dies. AVsman rommands with a milder control Mierules try enchantment the realms of thesonh. A< -he glmrces around in the Fight ol her smile, fhe war of the pa-mon is hushed for a while; I he dtscord, content from hi- tiify to cea-p, ivepo-es enhanced -onthe pillows■!"pcac?. TIIE BEDFORD MZETTET lli'riibrtf, Aug'. 10, 1 £•?•>. HOPELESSLY WIPED! II c make the following extract from, the •Vf us, of the 2d inxf. the leading K. .V. paper in Philadelphia The Crash is coming. DF MOCII. ITS, stand from under : "Concerted and harmonious action Irettveen the Americans and VY'higs throughout the Slate rs new hardly possible, however desirable, and lor this the Americans are in fault. Had they abandoned their secret conclaves, dud at an early day determined upon making open nomi nations, and jrermitting every one to participate an making them who desired to act with their organization, there would have been no move ment made to re-organize the Whig party, and, as a consequence, the Americans, with the aid and support of Whigs, would have triumphed in the State. Going on, however, in their ex clusive policy,expecting the Whigs to support their candidates, and yet refusing them any par ticipation in selecting them, has produced a deep leelingof hostility to their secret organiza tion, even among those who, though not belong ,n 2 to it hitherto, acted with them and suppor ted tlwir nominees. A Whig State Convention Las accordingly heen called, to nominate a can diate for Canal Commissioner, and active efforts are being made in all parts of the State to re 'Tsranize the Whig party, and to rally the frigs in support of their own distinctive or ganization. In Washington, Allegheny, Erie, Lebanon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Frank lin, Huntingdon, .Mifflin, Blair, Cambria, Brad ford and other counties, steps have already been taken to form distinctive Whig county tick+ds. be Loco Locos,on the other hand, are alieady 'biidat work, and though much embarrassed by ' urls and dissensions, will make a desperate struggle to regain their lost ascendancy in the State. J p , at an etrly day, as early as May last, •ndeavored to impress upon our American riends, the importance, if not absolute necessity hanging their tactics, and urged them by all argument* we could, to abandon their exclu • u and secret policy, nnd to open wide the "' r a '' vv ho might desire to co-operate with In, rti, but who could not and would not do so a:> unga.they remained a Secret Order, Many of our Whig cotemporaries, and a number of those of the American (tarty,did the same thing, hut our joint advice was disregarded, and those who had the control of the organization deter mined to continue to pursue an exclusive poli cy, which, we are satisfied, and, we douht not, many of them now are, has not only driven off'hundreds but thousands from their support. It is in truth, as the Tillage Record stales, that the opposition to the Americans, among the Whigs who now seek to effect a distinctive organization, is "not to the principles proclaim ed in the abstract; but to tfie secret meetings and the alleged arbitrary dominion of the ma jority over the minority. Freedom of thought and freedom of action at e the lile of republican ism : tlie opposite is despotism. No tree people will relinquish their independence." From the C/tambersburg Whig. RETRIIUTIVK JUSTICE. It is now only a question of time as to the demise of the Charubersburg Council of Know- Nothings, under the lead of STUAUGWGII, EVS TER,~STitEALV Co., and also as to the death of their little croaking organ. It matters • little whether they die now—in four weeks, in four months or four years hence, lor they are to all intents and purposes dead already. The Coun cil is deserted, for the very good reason that reputable mm cannot now go there without be ing implicated in the villainy we have so thor oughly exposed ; ant! we know that scores, who even yielded a passive obedience to lire Order , until the little croaker swept its black shadow of dishonor over the whole organization bv re vealing its secrets to shelter its falsehoods on other issues, have publicly announced that they cannot longer be connected with such a Coun cil or such an organ. They have therefore withdrawn—some b\ formal communication ad- j dressed to the President, and many more with out honoring the organization so much as to ; own that they owed it any allegiance. They think, and justly too. that the Council as a bod v has forfeited all-claims upon honorable and j upright members, by the deep, damning evi dence of guilt that blots iis records, and they now have it to the creatures who are the au thors of its infamy. President STCMBAUOII may still preside regularly for a while over the ruins lie and his kindred spirits have wrought, but the deserted ball cannot again be thronged ; with honorable men ;on the contrary the great mass of the party will vindicate themselves by i seeking the first opportunity to crush the lead j ers, wlto have involved the organization in dis i grace to gratify their fiendish malice or advance ! their business and political interests. It is , therefor-* morally .ami politically dead—dead! ; —and the most charitable inscription we could place over its remains to tell that it once exist ed, is—"7'//e itnlanelu victim of heartless vil lainy ."' The iittle organ, too, Ivas s-vn its days of half; prosperity and must soon wither into the noth- : ingness its weakness invites, and which its awk ward scoundrelism will vet welcome as a re fuge froth the returning wave of justice. It has lent itself to every disgraceful action that this Council has been guilty o|—and naturally enough, too, for the Council was its nurse and shield, and it trad to obey'its masters. It did not pretend to claim the support of an intelligent public on its own merits : but it was ever the whining beggar in tbe Council room, through its avowed confidential friends, and relied upon the decrees of the Order to foice oath-bound members to save it from an earl v and unhonor ed grave, it was the lined apologist of Itie as sassins who dragged the names of honorable men before the Council, without authority, for the avow"d purpose of' sacrificing them here and disgracing them abroad hv an official false hood : and it was the cringing merficant that put forward irresponsible lickspittles to strike down others, against whose moral, personal or politi cal standing no plausible objection could be urged, merely lor the purpose of making the part v minister to its pressing necessities. The issue was clearlv and distinctly trade the party must force its members by decrees and resolutions to support it, independent of its mer its, and so debase itself as to strike systemati cally at the business prosperity of others, which was earned hv patient toil, or the little tiling must die: and humiliating as was the petition to come from creatures professing manhood, the few unscrupulous leaders who controlled the Council stooped and crawled to accommodate it. It hoped thereby to live, and grew vain and in solent on the Council's alms: but now the Council is about to pay the inevitable penalty of its prostitution, and the recoil sweeps the little organ in its course. It is virtually dead dead! Hundreds who have been inllueticed by various considerations to support!!, have sickened at its insolence and revolted at the indellible mark of infamy that has been stamped upon it by the ir resistable power of truth : and plead, beg and wriggle as it may, that sense of honor and jus tice that is intuitive in the popular heart, will quietly hut surely and speedily visit it with that disgrace it has so blindly courted. It may make convulsive demonstrations of life, hut (hey will prove only the violent throes of dissolution. Its oath-bound friends in this place, who gave it life at the cost of honor, have been driven from their own works hy the stern de mands of justice, and without them it has no tri bunal at which to cringe arid plead its wants— no refuge from (he poisoned shaft it aimed at others, but which has been returned with ten fold force to rankle in the heart fhat sent it.— It is dead—dead! and the only inscription that even charity could give to tell that it had existed, is— untimely viclim of its own heartless villainy V* We need not point the moral of this lesson it is too clearly apparent to admit ol doubt.— However dishonor and injustice may seem to triumph for a season, there is a retributive stroke that must surely follow in their train : a-ml nev er was this truth felt more keenly than by the little croaker and his fellow tricksters who have been partners in its crimes. Knowing as we do that the great mass ot the Know-Nothing party, as well as of any other party, are sin cere in I heir convictions and honest in their purposes, we doubt not that they will be start led at the disgraceful intrigues of their leaders in this Council and of their accredited organ, but the evidence is too overwhelming to admit even of palliation, and they will join in the general revolt and pronounce the death sen tence that popular indignation lias passed upon them, to lie but a feeble vindication of public and private rights after such an unbroken series ol moral and political attrocities. Let the dy ing live in peace, and let the dead repose— truth, honor and justice have been fully vindica ted ! From the Chambersburg Whig. Philadelphia North American, Dai ly News. Bucks County Intelligencer, Norris town Free Press, Delaware County Republican, Lancaster Examiner, York Republican, Carlisle Herald, Gettysburg Sentinel, Lewistown Ga zette, Easton Whig, Beaver Argus, Pittsburg Gazette, and a number of other Whig journals, have recently given unmistakeabie signs of hos tility to a secret, sworn political party : and the result most likely will be a distinct Whig Slate organization and Whig organizations in a majority of the counties. Should this lie the case, as every indication now points to, the Democracy are morally certain to elect their State ticket and an overwhelming majority of the next Legislature. We see no hope that anything short ol defeat, and it may be annihi lation, will make the.leaders of the Know-noth ings give tip their hopes of spoils• and thus, with the great mass of the party honest and earnest in their desire to promote the principles of the Whig and American parties, they are likely to he disgracefully defeated bv the dem agogues who have managed to get positions as leaders, and who are determined to rule the organization for their own personal benefit or destroy it. Sam has his Misgivings. The Oharlestowr. (Virginia) Free Press, a de voted champion of "Sain," has the following gloomy paragraph : "The folly of their opponents often restores to the democracy the ascendency which the faithlessness and corruption ofTheir leaders had lost. Just so it is likely to be HI the next pres idential canvass, unless (he oreat body of con servatives in the country shall unite upon some scheme of sound national policy. In the late know-nothing convention at Philadelphia a pro position was adopted which miKt unquestionably defeat toe opposition, and give ascendency again to the democracy. It is the proposition to in sist upon the restoration of the Missouri Com promise—a matter totally impracticable, except on sectional grounds, which must destroy the Union itself. Ex-Governor Johnston seems to have been the master-spirit in this movement, and he will effect precisely the same result which he did in 1852'by the introduction ol the slave question." THE KNOW Norruxt; PLATFORM. —The Wash ington Globe discusses the Nativist Platform in a style peculiar to itself. The plain blunt -sense and irrepressible humor of John C. liives art- visible to the naked eye, all over the sub joined paragraphs: The first clause solemnly acknowledges the existence of an "Almighty Being who rules the Gniveise," which, until we saw that confession of faith M'e supposed was acknowledged every where, bv all men and parties and (actions— hy the American party even, until this mani festation ot a solicitude to show to the world that whatever else it mav he, it is not atheist i cai. This is an instance of overdoing the thing —of overacting a part . for this solemn annun ciation seems to he as much Hie child nf hy pocn-y as the child of religion. Why assert so solemnly and so formally what nohodv would have questioned if they had been silent, unless sacred things are to be invoked tor unhallowed purposes, or unless conscience, which makes cowards ol all men, Mas not smiling then and there on the Know*-Nothing oracles? The draughtsman of that first clause must be a rea der of Shakspeare, we think, and had iri his mind that celebrated (mike officer Captain Dog berry, M ho in "Much Ado About Nothing" savs some tilings singularly co-incidental with the first clause of the platform : "Dogberry—Masters, do vou serve God ? "Conrad and Boraehio—Yes, sir, we hope "Dogberry— Write down—that thev hope they serve (Jed—and write God first; lor God forlend but God should go before such vil lains !" So the platform makers wrote God first, and like Conrad and Horachio would fain make the world believe they serve him also. We do not apply the word vi I loins to the Know-Nothings, he it observed. For some of them whom we know we have personally much respect : for their political opinions and for their platform none. Knotv-Xolbiitgism in ISOO and 1535, We continue onr extracts from Dnane's Au rora of ISOO. The American people cannot too seriously reflect upon the warning which Wese extracts aflord, and especially upon the similarity between the enemies of Jefferson and the enemies of the democratic party at the present day: From the Aurora, December 27, 1800. While we were forbidden even the consola tion of complaint by the terrors of a sedition law, and talent, integrity, and learning were kept at a distance from our shores by an alien law, pub lic virtue shall no more tie scouted, nor public economy counted a crime. From the Aurora, December 19, 1800. General Lafayette is said to be coming hith er as the ambassador of France. The King ol Freedom of Thought aud Opfnion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, AUG. 10, 1855. Great Britain was the true and sole cause of: lafayetts's incarceration in a German dungeon, it w ■as done at that tyrant's special request. We can, therefore, easily account for the uneasiness indicated at a man so honored, and who had so large a share in the battles of our indedpen

dente, coming hither as the messenger of amity and peace. The hatred of Lafayette in England is one of the best foundations upon which to insure him credit. The writer of this article heard Corn wall is in the remote region of Bengal utter an ejaculation at the misfortunes of Lafayette : that Cornwall is, who is so extalKd for virtues, one ot which lie does not possess, either in private or in public, said, on hearing of his unhappy situation: "Poll! I'm glad of it: I'm glad of it! that fellow, always meddling in troubled waters, is now paying for American adventures : I wish they'd bang him:" was uttered to Colonel (now General) Musgrave, in the hearing of more than twenty persons, several of whom afterwards ex pressed their contempt for the littleness and un soldierly temper which it betrayed. From the Aurora, October 2T, ISOO What has produced these changes '! A na turalization law twice as long as that which the King of Great Britain imposed upon us. The proposition of Mr. Rose and others to commit the powers of Congress in regard to the votes ot Hie presidential electors into the bauds of the Chief Justice of the United States and six sena tors and six representatives, without control.— The evidence of Mr. Jefferson's attachment and great utility to the cause of religious liber ty, which has heen particularly influential in Maryland. Corrcspondence of the Lancaster Intelligencer. The campaign in Kentucky is beginning to wax warm,and the excitement is running high. Hundreds are daily leaving the dark-lantern order, and by the day of* election they will be few and far between, who acknowledge their connection with such a corrupt and anti-Amer ican banditti. The Louisville Courier —(a few weeks since the organ of the Know-Nothing party of Kentucky)—has withdraw n all con nection and support from the order, and now daily "pitches in" to the midnight gang with all the bitterness and sarcasm its editor can command. It say*the Know-Nothing war upon the Catholic religion is a war upon American Freedom, and the columns of that journal can never he used for such a crusade. Amh as to the political bearings of Know-Nothingism, the Courier —notwithstanding its editor was one of tile fir.-t, in the State, to pull the wool ovei tln? eyes of its- readers, and help hitild tip the MB, intolerant, prescriptive, anti-chj istian and unconstitutional order, thus delivers himself in withdrawing from the party he assisted in giv ing life and notoriety. The editor says : "The political hearings of Know-Nothingism are intolerant, bigoted, prescriptive, and de nouiical. They sharpen the dagger for every one who ei'her cannot, or w ill not ptonounce Shibboleth according to their method. But we cannot help believing that when the people come to understand the intolerant, prescriptive, and persecuting principles and practices of these enemies of'civil and religious liberty, they will sweep their present organization from political existence, as the often sweep away unendurable All men who claim to be free should show their freedom bv breaking the collar these men have fastened on their necks." Desperate Indian Fight in Te\as. The "Charles Morgan," with later dates from Texas, arrived at New Orleans on die 21st.— The following is among her items : On Saturday evening, June 30, some fifteen Indians surrounded the house of Mr. \\ estlull, who is well known to most of our citizens, and who lives in the Leona, some 3"> miles below Fort Inge, and in this county. The attack was made immediately upon Mr. West fall while he was absent (rem the house, leaving at the time no occupants in it but a Frenchman named Louis, and a large dog. It seems that the Indians had been lying in wait for some time,-and took this opportunity to attack him. Mr. Westfall, however, succeed ed in getting hack to his house, wounded in a dangerous manner —the bail striking him in the left breast and high up, and coming out at his back under the opposite shoulder. He fastened the door, and the Indians then commenced an attack on the house. Louis and Westlall now exchanged shots with them in rapid succession; but Westfall was last failing from loss of blood. Louis approached an aperture in the M all in order to make sure aim, and Mas shot through the heart. The faithful dog, on seeing Louis fall, and the blood stream ing from his body, became frantic with rage, and rushing out of the small aperture, sprang u mong the Indians, seized one and tore every garment from his body, and was on the eve of killing him, when he was shot and overpowered hv the demons in human shape that surrounded him. Poor dog, lie has nohlv sacrificed his life in defence of his master. YY'ell may the poet say: Nfy dog, the trustiest of his kind With gratitude inflames my mind. Westfall, overpowered by the loss of blood, could onlv support himself now by holding to the wall of the house; but nothing daunted, he tore a large aperture in the wall and stuck his gun out, in order to keep up appearances. The Indians, no doubt, thinking they would have a long siege, and many of them being se verely wounded, Jelt, taking u'ith them all the horses belonging to the ranch. It was now night, and Westfall remembers of crawling to his bed, which was the last consciousness he had until Sunday evening, M'hen he found him self lying on his bed covered with blood that had come from the wound and from his mouth, but he was not able to come horn his bed until Monday, when from the stench of the dead body in the room, he found something must be done. With great efforts he succeeded iu dragging the dead body about 20 feet, but could get no further. At sunset on Monday evening he started towards Fort Inge for assistance : but succeeded that night in getting only four miles —and on Wednesday evening he arrived at a house in the v icinity of Fort Inge, where he pro cured assistance and is still alive,and his physi cian has strong hopes of his recovery. Mr. West fall is a man of strong frame and extraordinary constitution, which accounts for his remarkable escape. He is a terror to the Indians, and is known on the frontier by the name of "Leather Stocking." The Indians with out doubt were the Lipans, who commit their murders, plundering, ike.,and then take shelter in Mexico. A Tragedy at Coney Island. A sad accident occurred on Wednesday, at Coney Island, N. Y., where a number of persons from W illiamsburg were bathing. The Herald says : AH passed off" pleasantly until a cry was raised, "the undertow !" "the undertow !'" and on looking towards the ocean the company saw with dismay five of their party drifting out to sea. Great confusion immediately prevailed, and efforts were made to procure a boat, hut none could be found for a mile either way along the beach. No other resource being left, the doors of the bathing houses were torn off and slioved out after the persons in the-water, and two of them were saved thereby. But the most melancholy part of this story re mains to be told. It appears the difficulty ori ginated by a young ladv named Mary Ann Elli ott getting beyond her depth, and feeling the undertow taking her out she screamed out, "I arn sinking, save me!" Her father, Rev. John Elliott, who uas in the water, seeing the dan ger of his child, swam towards her: but lie fore reaching the spot where she was, he was also taken with the current and drifted out to sea and soon sank. He rose once to the surface and threw his arms wildly in the air, then sank a- gain and was seen no more. The peril of Miss Elliott was also seen by a Mr. Thomas Gibbons, the affianced husband of the lady, who immediately waded and swain to where she was struggling in the water, and stic deeded in holding her up for some time. The greatest excitement prevailed at the moment the tragedy was being enacted, and no one seemed able to offer anv assistance. The couple were horne out rapidly and those on the shore gave them up for lost, when it was seen that Mr. Gibbons had secured a piece of timber, and had seized it for support, but it was not large enough to uphold bolh, and Mr. Gibbons disengaged himself from Miss Elliott and told her to grasp the suspenders of his bathing dress behind, while he held on to the wood. This she did for a but, with a true woman's devotion, seeing t hat her lover was sinking, and fearing that he would drown, she suppressed in that moment of peril, when the hoirors of death were clustering a round her, the selfish instinct of her nature for life, and let go her hold, though he begged her lor (Kid's and her own sake to never mind him, hut herseif. She soon sank and was seen no more. Mr. Gibbons was fortunately drifted towards a point on the Island where he found a foothold, and was dragged ashore by means of ropes. Two other persons, Mr. Henry Boyd, jr.,and a Miss Eastman, were also caught in the same current, but fortunately managed to secure one of the hoards floating about and were towed to wards the shore. Miss Eastman had sank once or twice, and was so overcome bv terror and her injuries that it is feared she will not recover. Sin 1 was taken to the Ocean House, and now lies there in a dangerous condition. Mr. Boyd es caped unhurt. This melancholy affair caused deep feeling on the Island, and the self-devotion exhibited by the unfortunate girl was the theme of many an admiring eulogy. She was quite voting, and said to be of rare beauty ot person and amiabili ty of disposition. It will be a heavy blow to her relatives in YYilliamsburg. Her lather, who was drowned, was a local preacher in the Meth odist church, and Mas much respected for his many virtues. Ship Itr.prdcff by Dead Locusts. The following incident is related by Mr. J. S. Buckingham, in his recently published "Auto biography At length the M'ind shifted to the southeast, and then south, with a suffocating heat this being the sirocco of the Levant : and blowing over the great Lvbian and Numidian deserts, comes charged with hot and sulphurous vapours, causing a most disagreeable sensation of a sti ffing and oppressive kind. On the third day af ter this shift of wind, and when we were well up abreast of Sicily, but nearer to the African shore, u e were surprised one morning at seeing all the headmost vessels of the fleet arrested in their course by some obstacle which impeded the progress of each ship as she came up with it, till the entire convoy formed an almost straight line. On looking over the ship's side, there was seen a thick mass ol blown matter which it was diffi cult to sail through with all canvass spread : it appearing to be between the consistency of oil and tar, or melted butter and honey. Buckets full ol it were drawn up on deck tor inspection, but all that we could perceive was that it was some animal matter in a state of decay, and emitting a most disagreeable odor. Sending the buck-ts deeper, however, by attaching weights to their bottom, so as to bring up some of the lower strata, we perceived the legs, wings, and half-putrid bodies of brown locusts in a less ad vanced state of decomposition than the brown oily mass of the surface ; and we concluded, of course, that the whole mass was composed of the same material. Desirous of learning the extent of the space occupied bv it, I went to the foretop-mnst cross trees with a glass, and sweeping tlie horizon ahead and on each side of us, I perceived that it extended as tar as the eye could reach to the east, north, and south, which presented one solid and unbroken mass of smooth brown surface : while to the west the opon sea presented the TEftliS, S 9 PER YEAR. VOL XXIII, NO. 52. ' deep blue which distinguishes the waters of tlie Mediterranean. The conclusion was, that some vast flight of locusts, passing from Atrica to Europe, had encountered a contrary wind in their passage, and had fallen exhausted into thp sea, and were there gradually decaying in the state in which we found them. Such flights of locusts have trom time to time been recorded in history, as marking the devastation everywhere caused by their numbers. We were heartily glad to get through this mass of animal putrefaction by a strong breeze from the west, to which every ship crowded all the sail she could spread ; and by daylight on the follow ing morning we had the gratification of being once more in the pure element of water, which seemed douhlv beautiful after the brown surface we had so receutly traversed. From Ihe Chicago Tribune, July 27 Attempt at Wholesale Murder—Arrest of the Villains. About a week ago the super iriletidant of track repairs from Laporte to Chicago, Mr. Oakley, finding one section of his beat was not kept in proper shape, determined to dismiss the whole gang of men on the section, and accordingly did so, and from the talk of the men when dischar ged, promptly reported to the general superin tendent, Col. James Moore, at Adrien, he was afraid there might !>e trouble on the section near Baileytown, Indiana. Col. Moore immediately communicated his suspicious to Pinkerton & Co., who forthwith concentrated their detective force in that neigh borhood, under the personal supervision of Pink erton himself. From the movement of things on Monday evening last, Mr. Pinkerton was led to place an additional force of railroad men a long the track from Miller's station to Calumet. The night was dark and rainy, just the kind of a night for such demons to go to work. Stealthily the watch stole along the track— every nook and cranny was carefully searched, and under a bridge at Baileytown a claw-bar, such as is used for drawing spikes, was lound. As one iiad been missing upon this section when the men were discharged, who, w hen question ed by Mr. Oakley as to where it was, denied all knowledge of it, Mi. Pinkerton took up a po sition so as to watch if any one came for it. About eleven o'clock two men were observed to come cautiously up the track ; a short con versation in whisper was held, and one of them took the ciaw-bar from its hiding place and proceeded with his confederate east ujKn the track, closely followed by Mr. P. and the others barefooted. The country in this region is wild and unsettled, and on arriving at a favorite place near where the track crosses the Calumet river, undoubted ly selected by them for its dan gerousness, they went to work with the bar, drew the spikes and slid the rails on one side, making a perfi-ct switch. During the time they were at work, Pinker tori and his men lay within a few feet of them. As they started to teturn, one of them observing something dark to lay by the track, stopped to pick it up. It provpd to lie only Mr. P. him self, who immediately sprang to his feet and seized the villain by the throat. The fiend lbught luslilv, but the other men coming up, P. passed him over to them and put alter the other, who, with speed of lightning was fleeing west upon the track. Finding he was going to be distanced, Pink erton, as dernier resort, fired upon him, when the villain hailed and fired at Pinkerton, and again fled, but this time ran directly into the hands ol the reserved force, placed west on the track, and who, hearing the firing, w ere has tening to the scene. Me was immediately captured and brought hack to where the other prisoner was, when, slipping out of his coat and leaving it in the hands of the officer, he wheeled upon Mr. P., struck him a violent blow, knocking him into the ditch, and ran up the hank like a bird and disappeared in the woods, and although closely followed by the men, aided by the darkness made his escape. He is probably dangerously wounded, as blood was found next morning upon the (rack and in the wood. The wound is supposed to be some where about tile body, as P's hands were all covered with blood JO the scuflie. The other prisoner fought violently until securely ironed, when he was conveyed to Calumet, a little over three miles. He proved to be an Irishman named Peter Welsh: snvs the one who made his escape was also a discharged track hand. Welsh strongly protests his innocence, al though seen in the very commission of the act. An express and mail train was due at the point where the rails were moved, within half an hour, and it is truly fearful to calculate what might have been the loss of life if the depreda tions had not been discovered. On the arrival of this, a man was dispatched by .Mr. P. to Chicago, to his partner, Mr. Back er, who dis|iatclted some more detectives to scour the woods laying between the Michigan Southern Railroads, and at daylight an energet ic effort was made in every direction from Cal umet to find the ruffian. At the latest reports he had been tracked to Michigan city and thence west. Skillful offi cers are on his track, and there can he but lit tle doubt of his arrest in a few davs. Welsh has been committed bv Squire Thom as, of Calumet, to Valparaiso jail for ten days to await an examination and give time to se cure his conn ade. The track upon the Michigan Southern road is now perfectly safe, and the arrest of this scoun drel and the careful watch that is constantly kept upon this road, will prevent any further trouble on the road. Hon. Neal Dow has recently been made life member of the -'Seamen's Friend Society."— Boston Telegraph. He ought to be called a death member since lie lately caused the death of a sailor.—.V. 11. Patriot.