Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, August 24, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated August 24, 1855 Page 1
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S IV GEO. W. EOWMAA. NEW SERIES. Select poetry- From the Plymouth .Memorial. The Little Frock ant! Shoes. BY I'KNJ. B. MITCHELL. A little frock but slightly worn Oi til tie and white detain. With edging round tile neck and sleeve#, Lay folded neat and plain ; prides a little pair of shoes With here anil there a flaw Lav half concealed among the things In mother's bureau draw ! Summer had passed away from earth With all her sweetest ties, The birds had left their Summer haunts For more congenial skies; The twilight breezes sweetly played Among the dews of even— An angel left his home on high, To gather dowers for heaven I The angel-near and nearer came, Where sister sick did lie; Then gently fann'd her faded cheek,- And pointed to the sky ! The morning shone upon the bed, The Autumn wind blew free, The angel moved its silvery wings, And whisper'd "come with me!" We gather'd round her dying bed. With heart- to weep and prav— And many were the tears we shed When -ister w ent awnv ! 'No bitter tears had she to weep,' So sin to be forgiven, Pint clo-ed her little eyes in sleep, To open them in heaven. We laid her in the earth's green breast, Down by Ihe village green, Where gently weeps the deuy gras-, And Summer flowers are seen; And often when dear mother goes To get her things to u-e, 1 see her drop a silent tear On sister'* frock a ltd shoes. The Louisville S£iot. The following statement of an eye-witness, a highly respectable citizen of Louisville, details a few of the preliminary proceedings of the K. N. partv, which very naturally led to the dreadful riot in that city. After the publication of such facts ilts idle now to enquire w ho is responsible. From the Louisville Democrat. THE RIOT. •Messrs. Editors.: —l believe a statement of the disgraceful conduct which occurred under my own obsei vation, and in n v own Ward, at the court house, on Monday,the fith August, 185"), tiiwaiike to ail parties, but more especially to :;!1 god citizens of Louisville. Between lour and five o'clock in the morning I repaired to the court house, for the purpose of making some ar rangements to distribute tickets. The polls were riot vet open : I passed through (he lobby suit on the platform on Jefferson street, and saw upon the steps and in the \ard some 18 or 20 men, nearly every, one of whom carried a club or loaded stick. I was not able to identify any of these men, after a close reconnoissauee of them. The election proceeded a? quietly as r< illd he expected until a report was put into •circulation that the Democratic ticket was ahead in the Fifth Ward, and that it was a close vote in the Sixth Ward, w hen a cty was raised, ".Move the d <1 Sag Nichts! Down with the Dutch and Irish : (i—dd—n them!"' In an instant several citizens were knocked down and run out of the hall. I stood my ground and saw oliicer Seat on make some effort to restore order, but saw him make no arrests. This out break occurred between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, A. M. A party of these bullies took possession ofthe platform on Fifth street. I went out among them, and saw them offer yel low tickets to every man who came up the stairs. ]' they were refused, some ofthe crowd wnnld ask them who they voted for: it for Morehead, well: if Democratic or Clarke, they were moved or knocked in the head. I laid my iiand upon the shoulder of one of these men •whom I thought I knew, and inquired w hat was the cause of his hand being in a sling: to which he replied he had bruised it. Judge my surprise when, in less than five minutes there after, I saw hirn knock down an Irishman with 'he same wounded hand, and upon it a pair of hrass knuckles. A friend of mine, and a gentleman, called me out and desired to know whether I was armed; to which I replied I was not, nor had I carried arms but on one occasion in Louisville, within a period of nearly a quarter of a century. He aave me one of his revolvers, and insisted "pon my acceptance in a manner which left no upon my mind of his friendship. [This gentleman is a know-nothing and an honorable man.] ] repaired to the court house. Some three old gentlemen inquired of trie if they could get to tlie polls other than through the dense crou d at the door of admission, upon which I directed them to the door, stating that several <'id gentlemen, from age and infirmity, had been, tnrough the kindness of the door keeper, been admitted—among whom I named J. VV. Brep °Mt>. Esq. Alter the admission of these, entire strangers to me, a rougli looking customer, who had heard all that had been uttered between these nien and myself, called me to account for He had a yellow ticket in the ribband of 'is hat, and a club in his hand. From bis lan e-age, I was convinced that he was about to strike me. I stepped back and drew my pis ,f'u stating if he raised his stick one inch I woald short him in his trarks. A young man c'lguod address threw his arm round his neck, stood between us, and backed the bully into the crowd. I shuddered at the idea, that in a mo-I rnent more J would, in all probability, have la- j ken a life that I could not restore, and which 1 act would be to all time a source of bitterness to me ; hence, ] returned the weapon, and went unarmed the balance of the day. I saw unoffending men knocked down in the court yard, and stoned off the yard fence by these bullies, and no attempt made to arrest any one ot them, although f saw some of the police within reach of the offenders. Such unprovoked and cowardly attacks upon peaceable citizens, who came to the polls to rpcoid their suffrage, 1 trust never to behold or hear of in future. The 1 passes to the polls Weie thus fully taken posses-| sion of. One stoutly built man ascended the ! steps, and was met above—"H.w do vou vote?" I did not with distinctness get bis answer, when : he was struck, and staggered ; got upon his feet and passed through the crowd, dealing out to his assailants some heavy blows, lie was soon overpowered, and while in (he act of throwing him over the banisters. Cant. L. ii. Rousseau ran up, grasped the man and saved him from further violence. Here permit me to say, from wars of acquaintance, [ have ever regarded Captain Rousseau as a highly honorable and brave man : but never until last Monday did J fully appreciate his tiuole worth. Hi# deeds of daring throughout the day were most worthy his well known character. From two o'clock until the close of the polls f received tint one or two votes; hi tact, I may sav from the time the polls were taken in the forenoon 1 got but f-'w voles. I gave yellow tickets to two whom I believe to he my friends to carrv through the crowd. They went in, dis carded the yellow, and voted the Democratic ticket, fir which I saw them knocked down on having the court-house, and no a 1 rest made fur these outrages. Between two and four o'clock, P. M., I called on from thirty to forty ot my friends, and urged them to go 10 the pulls, pro mising to protect them, but to no purpose.— Mo.,t ot4he.se voters are by 1 irth American#, and all respectable and orderly citizens engaged in business - . There are (if lam correctly in firmed) some twentv-eight of my friends on Jefferson street, between Fifth and Third, including three in the house of YV. H. J hnston, Esq., also James Met uilough. £cc., who did not or would not vote, in consequence of the disorder I at the polls. But the most inhuman of ail the acts of tbe-4y was reserved fir the after:v>on. A gang of rowdies had in keeping and tow a p >or man all bloody, taking him to jail—for w hat 1 ifierice I knew not. As they rustled past mv door, I went out after them. When marly opposite the south-east corner of the court-house, a genteelly dressed foreigner, I believe an Iri#b i: an, was coming up the yard.-- He turned out to give the pass to the mob, when a part of them cried out, ".Move the d—d foreigner!" and in a moment he was knocked down and beat almost to a jnJiv. One of the demons cried out f>r a hatchet to cut off iiis head, .Sec. ; One had a pitchfork, which some present stated be stock, into the poor man. At this moment Win. G. Stewart, Esq., the generous and hu mane lawyer, having just came into town, ran into the crowd, pushed tle-m right an i left, and cursed them fir a s~t of scoundrels, K.c. 'l id# was the most unprovoked attempt to murder a poor unoffending is an I ever beheld. There w .-re many more outrages committed, such as knocking down and kicking Mr. Cud more into the door ol my store, at which time Hon. Vv . P. Thompson was struck, in attempt ing to rescue .Mr. Cmlmore : an a.--ault attempt ed on Mr. Hampton, an honorable and good man, K.c. As I did not witness the origin or commencement ol these and other cases, { leave them for others to detail. Permit me, in conclusion, to sav, f pen the j above with feeiir;gs of sorrow, mingled w -it h the most painful regrets. ,\o man can feel, much | less express the horror I have felt at these j bloody occurrences: nor can 1 ever think oft these scenes without a shudder. If J have ut- , tered one untruth or done a particl** of injury to j any man or party 111 the above, I beg he will call upon me and convince me of it. and f pledge my honor as a man, to publicly correct , it. I will he in November mxt a citizen of, Louisville twenty-five years. Many of mv b-.-d j friends are amopg my political opponents —gen- tlemen whom the good and wise of all parties respect ; nor have they thought the less of me j for being a Democrat. If other evidence were j wanting to prove this fact their hearty suppoit in recording their suffrages for m on Monday last, ought to sufiice. I venerate religion: 1 have no feelings of animosity against any order; nor can I believe religion was given to man to! quarrel and fight about, hut to escape to a better . and happier world alter death. My Democracy,! founded as I firmly believe it to he upon the i Constitution of the United States, with an abi- j ding confidence in all constitutional acts of Con- j gress, and a desire to act as honestly and fair- j ly my part in all the business and social re- j latioTTs of life, at this time, and thus far, forms j the whole sum and -.lhstanr.e of rnv religion.— ! H nee I ran never he arrayed against any Or- j der, cr do know ingly any party injustice. Respectfully, Tiros. M. IIICKS. LOUISVILLE, August 10, 1855. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. —An accident occurred on the Morris and Essex Railroad on Monday evening, by which the + o'clock, P.M. train; from New York, was delayed lor several hours, and the subsequent traimMioth ways thrown out . ol th-ir regular time. A cow, which was about j a mile east of Morristotfrn, in the cot through Ford's Woods, ran up the hank to escape the engine, but fell back, and her body, after parsing j under the engine and tender and first car, was : caught by the next car and shockingly torn to 1 driblets. The car was also thrown off the track, and the wheel-truck so twisted and buried into : the ground thai it Was found impossible to re store it, and for want of sufficient screw-jacks, &.C., the train did not get on its way till about midnight. Fortunately no injury occurred to the passengers.—.X'rrrurk Adv. < VI SE OF THE TRAGEDY AVOWED. We are at last enabled to furnish direct evi f deuce that the Louisville tragedy, on Monday ; last, was tiie result ofthe preparations and pros criptions of the Know-Nothings. Not to speak jof the practices of that party in disfranchising j citizens by excluding them from official station, i "■ ■ nor yet ofthe long and persevering course of a- j base and denunciation of the Liu is vi He Journal, j the following from that paper , since the election, j is enough to show that the violence and blood- 1 shed ol Monday were the result ofthe prepara tions of the Know-Nothings, and could never 1 happened had these partisans been actuated by ! ordinary feelings of humanity. "We all know that it was considered very i doubtful on Monday morning whether the whole \ vote of thi* eitv could be polled within thethir- ' teen hours of the election. The native-born Americans thought and fell that, if any portion j o! the-people legally entitled to vote should! have to stand hack and lose their suffrages lor j want ot tune, the f m-ign-born citizens should • stand back rather than themselves. They tho't 1 and fell tli.it this ought to be perfectly manifest \ even to the minds of the foreigners. I ndoub- j tedlv they pressed forward early and vigorous- ' Iv to the |.'d Is, in order to be the first if possible: j JI:J in this they were right. They had a per- J feet right to go, it they chose*to the polls at I' 2 ; <> ; lock on Sunday night, and remain there tin- ! (il the following morning. They had a right to J go at what time they pleased, and in what mini- j hers timy could. They had a right even to toss ! their friends over the heads of the ciowd to thH poll-, a# we are told they did in some few in stances, though thi# was no doubt a violation oft courtesy. They had a right to vote as last as j fhey could, provided they used no violence in pulsing or thrusting back their opponent# from the polls, and have not heard it alleged that they did this in a solitary instance." Two things are made clear iro:n thi# admis sion; first, that the Know-Nothings took posses sion of the polls on Sunday night and remained ' there; and, secondly, that numbeis of the natur- i alized citizens, and doubtless the anti-Know-' \ >tkings were prevented from voting bv armed [ and tor .silent in ,-bs ! This is certainly, savs fh?. [ Vv ashington i nion, th-' first instance of the ; kind that has happened in tin* United States :j but it-is a natural and a necessary sequel ofthe . policy of proscription and bigotry upon which f the secret party is founded. When a political j organization gathers under its. banner such ele- > merits, violence and anarchy are certain to fol low. When the Know-Nothings took their stand against all citiz-ns horn abroad, naturali zed or not, an ! when they set up a religious test, it was only a natural transition for them t > ; resort to violence to carry out their objects. It ' has I een so before, and will he so again. We only regret that so many of our citizens should have doubted that such would he the fruits of the new party. And now that all these doubts have been dispelled by the stubborn truth—now j that the Louisville tragedy is fix' d upon, ami aim Ist avowed by, its authors may we not hope that the dangers of this cruel and criminal combination of bad men will be properly view | ed by our countrymen? From the Cleveland I'iaindealer, Aug. !. The Soil*, of ( lay and Webster and their Father's Old Organs. Those conversant with the political history I of the country, no further bark than ten or a : dozen years, will recollect the Louisville Jour j nut as the pi culiar organ <d the great Kentucky i oral >r, the "embodiment," as his friends were j wont to style lorn, ot the principles and taUnt-s j of the Whig party of the Union ; while the L . >s -1 ton . It/as performed a siniilar part to the "god- J like" Senator from Massachusetts, the then idol 1 ofthe "solid men" of Boston. | In those days the editors ol these journals still Haltered themselves that mtber CLAYM WKIISTLI:, and perhaps both, would vet reach i the presidential chai:, and dispense its palron j age and favors. What wonder it would have excited, then, to have words ot disparagement, j however slight, in such journals, of either ofthe two great leaders ol the Whig party —or even ; of their ofi'spring! i But tine# iutye.changed ! Clay and Webster ; are in their grave.-, and never can wield the i power and the patronage sought by the "Jour i mil" and "Atlas" to be bestowed upon therm j Each, however, has left a son —an only son j —and n .w, while the Louisville Journal is j (louring out the hot lava of its hitter and vin i dictive wrath upon the young Ciav for nooth j er reason, in fact, than because lie has taken up arms against the anti-American, antt-ReptibJi i can, "Know-Nothing" organization, the Boston Atlas follows suit, and vents its spleen upou the son of its former patron and idol. In a late article from that paper, in reference to the failure ot the Walker "filibustering" ex pedition into Central America, it says: "Billy Walker ought to gave been hanged ; long ago for liis misdeeds in Lower California, but the Government of the United Slates failed ito bestow upon him the hempen ovation. Mr. , Kinney was in the power ofthe authorities, and bamboozled them all. Mr. Fletcher Webster, who was very directly engaged iri the specula- j j tion, still holds office under the government." "Mr. Kinney," too, by the way, now so j sneeringly and so uncharitably spoken of by the ; Atlas, was, in days gone by, as is well known, | a special favorite and trusted friend of Daniel j Webster. But, the Lion is dead, and many 1 who fawned upon him as upon Clav, while they vel lived, now that they have descended I to their graves delight in hunting down their I child ren and their friends. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, AUG. 24, 1855. j This, we suppose, is a fair specimen of the ! vaunted gratitude, and magnanimity ot the press of that party. How the Voters wire H hipped in.

Just before the election in Tennessee, the Knoxville H'hig, fearing there might he inein ! hers of the Order of the Know-Nothing: j lodges who, on the day they deposited their vote, j would assert the independence and rights of: | freemen, published the following oath, which, ; during the early part ofthe canvass, had been stoutly denied. There can be no doubt of its authenticity now, as it has been published to i the world by Brownlow, one of high priests of the order. H>* was explaining why Know No ' ! • -I V : tilings must support R idgers for the Senate:— "When we were initiated into the Order, we took the fallowing obligation or oath, adminis . tered upon the Holy Bible, and not having with i drawn from the Order, and not intending to do sr., we feel bound by every consideration ofhon | or and duty to support Rodgers ; "You do solemnly swear before Almighty God and these witnesses, that so long as vou are connected with this organization, if not reguiar ; Iv dismissed from it, you will, in oil things, political or social, so far as this order is concern ed, comply with the will of the majority, when ' expressed in a law ful manner, though it may conflict with your personal preference." All who are members ofthe Order, and con tinue to he, have the same obligation lesting up ! din tl.em, and if they have any regard for their honor and a solemn duty, they will vote for ' Rodgers, though he may not be their 'person al preference." j All tuinas, political or s rial Well might ex-Governor Brown, in commenting on this fiorrid oath, < xclairn, "what unbounded power!" LlinsVtLLE. The past week has been one that Kentucky and the woild will long remember. But one ' week ago and how many in all the enjoyment ;of life now lie in an untimely grave. But a i abort week ago, and our city was ranked a para gon among ie-r sisters for health, wealth, peace and prosperity. Behold her now The bUed ;pg victim of a base political warfare—heboid iter lamenting the lives of some ot her best ci'i z.ens, who for years stood by her through all her difficulties. Oh, ingrate, In-artless set, thus ito wring into dispair the proudest c.itv in the I nion: to make her feel that her fair name ; whkAi never yet the breath of calumny had * otiled, iie* n.ade the mock ol foreign fools to laugh and carp at. Days, months and years, may pass awav, but the dreadful and disgusting scenes of murder, arson and robbery will still live fresh in the memory of every son of Louis ville. The widow, orphan and houseless too, will remember the day that deprived them of their homes, their husbands, their parents,"-and their happiness. Their curses and imprecations will soar a oft to Him who sees and knows all. am! wiii fall with fearful fatality on the heads :of the foul perpetrators. — Louisville Times. Singular AdvonHire <;{' a Lost Child. On Saturday, the fith ult., a child of Henry Nicholson, residing about two miles north of iiockawav, went into the woods with an older brother to hunt the cows. The boy was only about five years old, and bv some means got separated from his brother, who came home without him. The mother then'started in .s.-arch of hirn. hut he t# illd riot he found. On Sunday, the parents, aided bv a feu neighbors, searched in vain, and in the afternoon some seventy persons turned out to scour the woods, hut they found rio to him. Cn Monday probably over one hundred persons were search ing tin' woods iu ail directions-, and on Tues day and Wednesday, it is sai l, that two hun dred w.-re searching, but without discovering him. On Thursday morning, a young man from Denmark Forge concluded he would search, and accordingly went from his house to Beach Glen, directly across tlm mountain, which over looks the Glen. On the top of that mountain, lying on a rock, he found the child alive and bright, but vry thirsty and hungry. He had lived on berries, and told his discoverer, that he was looking for the red cow, and had not . found her vet. Being very timid, it is sup posed that tie had heard the cutis ofthe men looking lor him, and hid himself, for they went several tine s through tin* mountain where he was found. For the same reason he had not dared to approach the houses at the (Jlen, which uere in sight. When found lie had given up, hope of finding his way home. He fca.l been without food from Saturday noon until the next Thursday forenoon, about five days, except the ; berries he picked in tin* woods. During that time he had riot had a single drop of water.— . The little fellow was disinclined to tell his ad ventures, but called londly for bread and water, which w'ere given him .sparingly at first. The boy is now as well as ever.— A'cwark (A. ./. ) i . idverfiser. - _ - Recused dion from Drowning. —The (Uas gow Herald mentions a remarkable rase of re- , solicitation from drowning. Miss Murdoch, a j young English ladv, was bathing with a girl named Shaw, when the latter got out of her j depth. Miss Murdoch placed Imr out of danger, i hut herself sank tm#ne bottom. She la v there fir fullv five minpes, when the body was recov j ered, cold and inanimate. A gentleman had i her conveyed to his house, where the body was rubbed with brandy, mustard applied, and bath ! put in requisition. To the surprise of all she gradually recovered. The case is mentioned as i j giving encouragement for the trial of remedial i measures, however cold and inanimate the body 'may be when brought out ofthe water—excep ting, of cours**, in cases where submersion has taken place such a length of time as to preclude j I all hope. 1 Lreousburgltcr Murdered in California. On Tuesday morning last, a deep "loom was spread over our town, by letters received here from California, announcing the cold blooded murder of our former fellow citizen, Capt. Geo. j Kettering. Gapt. K. was extensively known j and esteemed in this community as a kind-heart : ed, patriotic and honorable man. Some five years ago he went to California, where he con tinued about two years, and was very success ! ful in acquiring money, when fie returned to ■ his family. Alter remaining with ii is family in this vicinity for about a year, he returned to that country a!>out eighteen months ago. For tune stiff favoring him, lie was expected home • j in the fall to enjoy the fruits of his industry with his family, when he was stricken down by tin* hand of an assassin. The following let ter from C. A. Lippincott, fo his son Henry Kettering, ofthe "Westmoreland House," which ' we have been permitted to copy, gives the par ticulars of the diabolical act. The family and friends of Capt Kettering have the sympathy of (lie entire community :— (ireensburg Argus. JAMESTOWN, CAL., July 13, 1855. Mn. HI:NRY KETTERING : At the request of your brothers, Adam, Michael, and John, J ad dress these lines to you. The painful duty de volves upon me of imparting to you, and other j members of your family, the* sad intelligence of your father's death. It occurred at Algerine Camp, on Tuesday evening, lOtii inst., and the circumstances attending are of a shocking na ture. He was shot and killed, aim .st instantly, by a young man named YVtri. H. Worth. 1 will give you the particulars as tiiev were ob tained by the Coroner's jury, of wbicii I was a member : About I'-n days since, the residence of Judge Brunton was ent.-n d and robbed of some $13,- 000, and the Judge nearly murdered. It caused a great deal ol excitement, as no clue could he I obtained to fasten suspicion on anv one. Worth fiad been out from home on the night of the robbery, and had stated that he called at the J udg< N house on I.is return home, about two o'- clock in the morning—and has since explained why he called—but finding no on< up, lie kept on his way. Your father, upon hearing this, is said to have remarked that it gave room for sus pecting Wo r th, or that he suspected Worth of being implicated in the robbery. Worth hearing these reports in circulation, traced tliern to the above remark uttered by your father, and went to his bouse for the purpose of making him retract what tie had said. H>* was accompanied by two men, named Finny and Sutton, all well armed. They found your father sitting by iiis d • or, in company with a man nam ed Jones, who lived with lorn. Worth reques ted a private audience with him, as he had some thing private to communicate. He was request ed to enter into the house—the rest remaining outside. They repaired to the back room, and W. was heard to say, "Captain, you have cir culated reports about me, implicating me in this Brunton affair . I have traced them to you, and you irlist retract." Your father refused, and Worth told hirn. "You must sign this paper." The captain was then heard to say, "Don't cock your pistol no me, sir!" Worth replied, "Yon have got your hand behind you!" which being denied, W. said, "You are a liar!" and a cap was heard to snap, then the report of a piste! and the cry of "murder 1" Piste,! shots follow ed in iapid succession, eight or nine having been tired, when W. emerged from the building, and with bis friends, who were standing at the door, procured their horses and delivered themselves up to the Sheriff of Srnora. Jones, in the meantime*, alarmed at his own safety, had fled. As soon as the neighbors could reach the spot, fhev entered the house and found vnur father re clining against th" side of the building, but he was dead. Your brother Michael was in Camp Seco at the time, about three rniies from the scene, and J ihn and Adam were at their camp o:i Table Mountain, still further "fT. The Sheriff, Coroner, and a Justice of the Peace were sent for, and the body suffered to remain in the position it was found, and the house closed. I pon the arrival of these parties a postmortem examination was held : and eight bullet wounds were found upon his person, besides two blows upon the headjiom a blunt instrument, probably inflicted by the broken revolver that was found on the floor, as it bore marks of having been used in that manner.— Your father's pistol was found under him, in it# sheath, showing that it could not have been used. It is thought that W. fired five shots from his revolver, the first cap having snapped, and then broke it by striking him with it. He either had two pistoisupon his person or another was handed to hiin, with which lie completed I his work, as we found the mark of eight balls ) upon the body and one through the side ofthe house. One bullet entered the head above the left ear—one in the hr'-ast two in his arms, i and four inis legs. The parties are lying in jail, and it J| bought, will undoubtedly he coni initted to await their trial of murder. Your father had many friends, who accorn ; panied his remains to the Masonic grounds in Sonora. The lodge to which lie belonged here | are taking charge of the corpse. Your bioth , ers are allfn good health, and with the other i members of your family, received the heartfelt all. You will in-ar train them bv next mail. Yon truly, ('. A. LIPPINCOTT. CHOLERA AT PERKY VILLI-:, Mm—YVe men tioned the fearful ravages made by the cholera, at Perry ville, Md., in the family of Joseph Rai sin, stating that he was then down with the dis ease. He has sine*- died. The family consist ed of husband, wife, and six children. In a i week's time all of them died except a lad, i who has recovered. Three of the children were unwisely sent to the alms-house, where two of them (lied ; and, what is most unfortu nate, they have infected the premises there, i two of the inmates having since died.— Bali. j . , TKRMS S3 PER YEAR. FATAL ACCIDENT AT FAEMIKCDALE, L. I.— As the evening;train (or Greenport was leaving Farmingdale about b o'clock on Saturday, Jo seph Brown, a resident of Babylon, L. J., in attempting to get on the cars after they hail star ted, was thrown under the wheels, and live cars passed over htm : the first wheel passed over his legs and rolled him further on the track, the next car passed uver him higher up, and the last went over his body, crushing him in a fear ful manner. The train was stopped as soon as the accident was made known to the engineer, and immediately returned. Cur informant was among the first to reach the spot, and found him laid by the side of the track covered with a piece of sail, his head supjiorted by another piece. On the covering being partially removed that he might be recognized, a sickening sight presented itself, a pool of blood having flowed to some distance, the only sign of life being a sort of convulsive breathing motion, which con tinued but a short time ; he was not at all con scious alter he fell. His age was about fifty five. One son was on the train and remained with him. It was supposed by those who saw him attempt to g- t on the train, that he was in toxicated.—.V. y. Tribune, Ith. THE LIQUOR LAW or CONNECTICUT—IN CREASE or DRCNKUNNT.-S.—The New Haven Palladium, of the 27th, has the following notice of the effect of the liquor law in that State. The Palladium says : '•Probably there is more intoxicating liquor retailed in Hartford at this time than ever be fore, and evidently there is more drunkenness. A stringent law will not make men moral and temperate. The liquor generally used at this time is said to be a very deleterious article, and is doing much harm. A laborer remarked the present week to one of our merchants, that he knew cf twentv-three places on one short street where liquors were sold. The town rum a gency is also in full blast, dealing out large quantities. Club room? have multiplied to a fearful extent,and hundreds of families in which liquor was unknown before August last, now keep a variety, and ask their friends to drink. This one feature alone is doing incalculable mischief. The fashion of keeping liquors upon the family sideboard is fast coming into use, and its evils are as great as those of the rum shop.— The liquor law is the parent of that evil." THE MAINE LAW IN MICHIGAN. —We do not know what could be more cowardly than the manner which the friends of the liquor law arc enforcing it in this city. It is perfectly noto rious that the retail liquor tratlic is openly and boldly carried on from one end of the city to the other, and that the wholesale traffic is un restrained. It is perfectly notorious that whis key is daily unloaded upon our docks, and that there are immense stocks of liquors in store for sale. Yet the efforts to enforce the law are confined to half a dozen arrests per week of small retailers—some of the smallest in the city. . There seems to be an intention to anuoy individuals, rather than a desire to stop the sale of spirits, for the sources of the traffic are not touched—the wholesale dealers .are unmolested. No attempt has been made to put in force the search, seizure and nuisance clauses of the act. Why is this. The law exists—why do not its friends carry it into full effect'/ They dare not. They know in their hearts, that in its main .fea tures it is invalid that it is an oppressive, out rageous and unconstitutional enactment. They dare not carry it into effect.— Detroit Free Press . i;j_r. 2. ANOTHER RECRUIT. —Mr. Brown* editor of the Marion, Indiana, Republican, formerly a whig paper, announces that hereafter lie will be found battling with the great democratic party of the country. The Rock Island Democrat says— "The editor of the Republican is hot the only whig editor in the north who has lately had to join (he democracy, owing to the fact that the leaders of that once powerful party have merged it into the abolition know-nothing proscriptive party. Thousands of patriotic and national ivhigs among the masses are also joining the democracy, rather than lend their aid to the disorganizing and tiaitorous schemes of the abo lition demagogues and fanatics of the north.— We again assert that the next presidential race will be between the abolitionists, know-nothings and disunionists on the one side, and the nation al demociacy, aided bv all national whigs on the other : anil in such a contest, who can doubt the triumphant success of the democracy, the party that has ever upheld the constitutional rights of all sections of the country, as guaran teed to them under the constitution ?" DISTRESSING OCCURRENCE. —About 2 o'clock last Sabbath, a stranger, carrying an oil cloth lag in his hand, was. seen staggering in Main street, opposite Bank, it was supposed from the effect of liquor: hut on turning into the entry to go up a flight o! stairs to Dr. Constable's of fice, he fell! and in less than fifteen minutes ex pired. Fpon inquiry it appeared that he was one ol several boarders at a house which had he-en closed, and he was left in it sick with the (ever, without attendance or necessaries of any kind : that in the last stage of the disease, when the victim is mocked with the deceptive con sciousness of returning health, he went out in order to go to the hospital: but had just strength to reach the spot mentioned when he became exalisted, and death closed the scene. His name, we learn, was Stapleton, an Irishman, about two years in the coudtry, and had been em ployed in the Navy Yard. In somewhat more than an hour he was taken away in a hearse for interment.— JVorfolk Herald , Tf fii. In the long run those who work slowlv and gradually at one business succeed the best, ft takes a man about seven years to get acquain ted in one channel of business. df**- "I say, Bill, Jim's caged tor stealing a horse." "Sarved him righ. Why didn't he buy one and not pay for it, like any other gentleman?'' 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