Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, September 28, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated September 28, 1855 Page 1
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BY GEO. W. BOWMAY NEW SERIES. Select s3oetrn. Fruit and Flowers. When God first framed this world of ours, For beauty arid tor love, Each attribute would try its powers Its varied skill would prove. All, all but .Mercy had a share, And she stood silent by. Gazing upon tile work so fair, With earnest, longing eye. The Farber saw her darling face, And read her wishes too, And said, it is a sinless place, What is there yon can do !" She quickly sent her searching eye J kroner. our earth's tre-h green bowers. Then murmured with a gentle sigh, "There's neither fruit nor flowers." A mile the wished commission gave, Then swift as light she flew, Her uings ot violet to lave In Eden's morning dew. Up rose the sun ; but what a sight .Met his admiring view— The bursting buds speak their delight Through tints of richest hue. The flowers on every side look up With wonder to the sky; While nestled in each tiny cup, Fruit germs lay lovingly. New songs were borne upon the breeze, New joy earth's dwellers feel: For e'en the birds and humming bees Their cannot conceal. Etit when this happiness to spoil, The monster sin appeared, Ti, -ib's and thorns from out the -oil Their heads a> quickly reared. Then Mercy wept, for well she knew She had no power to stay I he cur-e that man upon hint drew, By leaving wisdom's way. Cut still her work she must pursue, And soften hi- sad hours— Choice fruit upon the rough thorns grew, Upon the thistles, flowers. From the I'ennsylvanian. Tliiim TBOIiSM# f BEEM\ i\ (arv v s i I 1/1 IV it L i To acknowledge Fealty to the Constitution of their Country, o/ui Jlbnsh the Foes oj Li- I ber/y nnd Equality ! Last night was a glorious one for the Demo- < cracv of Philadelphia, because the theme was oae" which giaddens the heart with patriot- ' 3 ! bin. There are moments when the human sou! laves itself in the pure fountain of Liberty.— It latches inspiration from its own harmony, 1 and imparts the fullness of joy to all within its 1 iifljence. Who could restrain their feelings : at a sight like that in Independence Square, with such an event to commemorate ? ACO N- SnrtTJON, framed by the wise and valiant, 11 lilt man from his degredation, the world over, and make Mm the peer of his fellow? Oh! : what a theme for eloquence! The loftiest thought that ever animated the hrain ot the <ui c • nts, fell far short of this great reality. How grand the conception! —how ennobling the pa t uitism! With ardent love should we cherish t.e inheritance—with what valiant breast de fend the sacred trust! Our fathers were se lected by the Cod of Nature as the sponsors of L 'jerty, and He has made our hearts its chosen sinctuary. Shall we shame their memories by a forfeiture of the security, or defile the abode with the presence of prejudice ? Never, never! Ejuais our Constitution makes us before the law, and equals the grave proclaims us with his sepulchral voice! Why then should puny man desire to mar the harmony of Nature, by attempting to build up offensive distinctions in society. The human heait is not "// evil" and he who wrote that libel did not understand its workings. From what springs that expansive benevolence which marks the history of this age? It ramifies the globe, and exalts man kind wherever it flows. Its quenchless spirit h the effect of that Christianity which recog nizes ail as brethren. Why should the Secret Order, in its warfare upon the sons of other climes, seek to destroy the vital element of Christianity? Why strive to arm brother a gainst brother, and disgrace a Union cemented with the blood of all nations? Priceless is the legacy—and while the patriot's heart feels the enlivening glow, our Constitution will be de fended against all profanation. What a gratifying assurance we had last night from thirty thousand voices, that no sac tiligious hand shall strike one truth from the Declaration of Independence, or one right from the Constitution of our Country. And this was no unmeaning annunciation —for it sprang from hearts determined to beat in the full en joyment of freedom, or cease their throbbings forever. Resolute in their own resistance to tyranny, thev will repel every attempt to es tablish a degraded caste among our citizens, or to interlere with the rights of our Southern brethren. The States entered the Confederacy a* equals, and as such they must continue, or tde brightest hopes of mankind will have per tshi'(^j or a nr PS in the future. But no such calamity can happen our Union, n °r can our naturalized citizens be reduced to t caste, while justice animates the Democratic party, (, r valor and truth dwells within its or ganization. The cheering exclamations of the , thousands gathered within the shadows of In dependence Hail last night, attests tiie sinceri ty ol their hearts. Equal and exact justice, to all , ot whatever clime or creed, is both the spirit and letter ol our Constitution, and adopt ing it as the motto of the gallant Democracy of the whole Union, with a lesolution to cling to its principles, success must eventually crown our efforts. The East and the West the .North and the South, are equals in the Confederacy, and the rights ot eacn, are the rights of all.— Let no miscreant hand attempt to detract from either. it was a glorious sight to behold thirty thou sand freemen, with tiieir patriotic banners and gallant devices, marching to tlie sound ofenli veumg music, to acknowledge their fealty to the Constitution, under whose protection we have grown to unparalleled greatness as a Na tion. (in our prosperity tiie people of Europe look with a longing eye, while the Despots view us wuli an envious frown. Why should we not cheer tile lormer, by our example, to tbe accomplishment ol their own liberties ? At an early hour, the Square was joyous with the presence ol thousands of the I: lends ol the ,I,'ouslitiition. Friend grasped the hand ol friend with delight, as lie uttered a patriotic sentimeni. No mean and prejudice disgraced the scene: but all were indeed bretn reii. I'he greatest enthusiasm prevailed. When: the processions Irom the several Wards began ! to airtve, with their lanterns and banners, nothing could exceed the storm of welcome which greeted their presence. On they came Irom every portion ol our extended City, amid pei lon peal ol cheering. J'lie bands, which" were more numerous than vve have ever before seen on any occasion, hurst out into the verv soui ol melody, and filled every one with glad ness. .'never before was Independence Square tilled with so many voters. All doubt ol suc cess in October, was scattered to tlie winds, and thirty thousand voices responded to the senti- j meiit, that "we must be victorious, because our cause is one of Truth and Justice.'" The speak ing was ul a most excellent chaiar.ter, aud eve ry one present felt ussuied that the Constitu tion wiil be preserved in all its purity and strength. The main stand was most tastefully decorated. ' A temporary arched gas pipe, witu innumera ble burners extended over tbe entire (rout ol it. In the centre was a very handsome star formed of a large number ol jets ofgjss. Being direct ly in tiie middle of ttie main pathw ay, the el lect irom the southern gate was grand. Tem porary gas pipes were extended some distance 1 down the walk from tiie stand. The entire stand was most elaborately fes- j 1 too red with the Ameican flag, while the strings 'i&ira uti 4*tl••• ... . J I 4 At below. immediately in front of the stand at an eleva tion, was a large ami magnificent piece of fire works intended to represent the ":>o.\ OF i nuu, uoM." It was one ol Mr. Jackson s beat efforts, and elicited general aJiiuiulion. As eailv as half-past six o'clock, there were' over fifteen hundred persons in tlie yard, wit iiessiii'' the preparations being made lor the monster meeting, while the air resounded u ith some score ol juvenile voices, crying out, "Ex tra Pennsylranian —Expose of the Know Noth ings." It ls heedless to say that they iouud a ready saie for Itn ir extras, and reaped a rich harvest for themselves. At half-past 7 o'clock, the Philadelphia Crass j Hand appeared on the Stand and stinck up "Hail Columbia," followed by the "Star Spai.- gled Banner." By this time the Square was tw6-thirds full, though no: a single one ol the j Ward Associations had yet appeared on the j ground. The utmost enthusiasm prevailed among the ; assembled masses long before the meeting orgau ized, showing that the Democratic fire now burns as bugiilly as it did in the days of jaix sON. The lower Stand was illuminated with vari agated lamps, and during the interval between , the speeches, was enteitaiued by a baud •ol music. The meeting organized at —0 minutes be fore 8 o'clock, amidst the wildest enthusiasm. At ten minutes past 8 o ciock, Jaiksox s j little mortar and a brilliant rocket announced the arrival of Urn first ot the Ward Associations Seventh) on the ground. J fie most vocit erous cheering followed. | The different Ward Associations then follow- , ed each other in rapid succession. Each Asso ciation was accompanied by a Band of Music, and banners and lanterns almost w tthuut uutn- ; ber, each having the various devices and em- j bieiris of the party. As the Ninth Ward Association was entering the yard, the beautiful piece ol fireworks in j front of the main stand, the "Sun ot freedom, j accidentally took fire. ihe utmost consterna tion prevailed lor a few minutes, and a num ber oi persons tied precipitately from the stand, but a slight "scare" was the only damage done. The "Sun of Freedom" was bound to shine, and it did shine most brilliantly, amidst the | plaudits of the assembled multitude. During the evening reports were heard from the little moitar, and fireworks were burning in various partsof the yard, which, with the thou sands o! brilliantly illuminated lanterns, and, inspiring and patriotic music from the various bands, made it a scene ot wonder and bewil dermeut. From the Hollidaysburg Standard. FUSION'. We this day place at the head of our col umns the fusion ticket formed by the Whig and Democratic parties of Blair county. They are worthy of the support of all honorable men who love light rather than darkness. ]t is true, we find ourselves for the time be i inee, in strange company, but it is equally true ; thai the exigencv ol the times demanded iiber • al concessions on the part of the parties thus r fused, to secure the overthrow of a despicable - set of demagogues, who, not content with mo - nopolizing the "intensely American leelitig," > without claim or ability, are attempting to mo ■ nopolize all tlie offices. file fusion between Democrats arid old line W higs is an honorable one, because it is only 11 on local issues. Each party preserves its Na tional organization—its old and long cherished principles, and only -aids in exterminating an anti-republican and dangerous institution, loun [ ded in corruption, and kept alive onlv by hy pocricy and deception. Let the intelligent voter look to the fusion of the old office hunters, where Whigs and Denno i crats have banded together, not in such a man i ner as to leave them free to act arid think for themselves, buM.y oaths, blindly to follow the., behests of (he lurigi l fiat lias clung for years to i the old parties. This is Know Nothingism— more patriotically speaking, " Jlmeriatnisui— "Poverty makes strange bed-fellows," saith the old adage, and, it never was better exemplified ! than in the fusion of the old office paupers, who. i ; under a specious cry of "Down with Foreigners! and the Pope," boasted that they would destroy i • both parties. The rankest and most intolerant 1 Whigs, going hand in hand with ultra, but bro ken down Democrats, is a phenomenon that prooahly could not exist if not cemented bv oaths and seasoned by profuse promises of loaves i aud fishes. • i The ticket at tlie head of our paper contain the names of five whigs. They were in open day, by delegates chos-n by that party I .ind not voted for in the secret councils ofthe Know Nothings. The honorable Whigs, wflo I do riot wander after every false god that makes its appearance in the political "arena, will sup-I port them, and those who are on the ticket with them. I'he Demociats ol Blair County will do : the same, and there is not a shadow of doubt \ hut that the ticket, so harmoniously picked on- ' on, will be most triumphantly elected. Who! j can doubt the issue, when it is a fusion of hon- ! orable men, openly formed to elect men to offi- ! ces qualified to till them, against a cabal of jio iitical renegades whose aspirations to (ill office! are not warranted by honesty t qualifications, or | natural abilities Secret Political Pas tic?. In a late letter on the subject of Know-Noth ingism, Gen. KUSK, United States Senator from I 1 e.xas, says: "The secrecy is highly objectionable. No' 1 parts can safely be trusted with power who do not openly and distinctly avow them puna- ■ pies. The o.itlis which it is undeistoovl tht \ lake ate ille-al, tyrannical ami at open war; with the fundamental principles of our govern- i v...,- '".i. .; si .-iv liniTTti.rivi.m.ii 'rexiiotismiir* Wat'personal n • rt\ ancTnaiviauai respmsu;nr ty w.ucli is the vny ground work ol our hee institutions. it is lii>* highest privilege us well as the sacred uuty ol every American citizen to vote lor measures and men uudt-r the guidance of his own best judgment. How can he surren tierthal right to a midnight council, and bind himself Uv oath to carry out what they may diclale, and fulfil his obligations to himsell, Ins countrv and his (iixl as alreeineti ! Ihe thing is absurd I He must, in the very nature ut things, frequently go against either Ins judg ment or his oatti : and tiiat too were ihe moot vital interests ol his country may be involv ed." This is vvell and forcibly put. ll there were no other Objection to Knovv-lvothingisin, this one of secrecy would be sufficient to secure our earnest and zealous opposition. Its character istics are slavery and proscription—slavery of its members and proscription ol ali others. A man does not even become a member by his ; own free choice, but must be admitted ut trie will of'others who, having got in themselves, I have the power ol keeping others out. it a person chooses to unite wuii any open political j party, he has only to consult Ins own inclina tions aad opinions 1 ,\o one has a right to, or , can keep him out, or prevent ins enjoyment ui all the rights and privileges ola ircemau and a party man. out il a citizen wishes to unite with one of th'-se Secret parties he must be ad : ni it led by the votes of otn-rs sitting in secret, where ins character is canvassed without any i opportunity ol defence or reply. He is not ad mitted, either, by a majority. idie revelations ! published in the Ciiambersourg Whig showed that it only took live blackballs to nuiiily live I hundred votes, tnus giving to a few personal : enemies, or persons interested in keeping anoth er out, a power unknown to the whole spirit and natuie of our government. Thus is the j very entrance to the secret party rendered hu i miiiating to the last degree to a man ol spirit and sell-respect. II he gets in he is in no better condidtion.— He is required to take an oalh to keep secrets, before he knows what he u ill have to keep, and is rendered amenable to a code of laws or rules, irksome and offensive and wholly useless to enable him to discharge his duties asa citizen. Until lately he was not permitted to acknowl ' edge his membership in the Order, or the place ' of its meeting, or admit even its very existence. If he was an upright man tins led to continual difficulties and disagreeable evasions, as disa greeable as disgraceful. 1 hat it led to a wide spread and systematic course ot falsehood and deception cannot be denied. Even now a member is not permitted to tell who else are ' members, even when the question is directly ! put. His only resort is in silence or evasion. In lact, in every aspect in which it can Ibe surveyed, a member ola seciet political par ! ty such as the Know-Nothings is in a state ol constraint near akin to moral and mental sla very on the subject ot politics, which to an 1 i American citizen, should be the freest ol all other subjects. We cannot see how any voter possessed of proper self-respect can subject linn • sell to such intoleiable cunstiaiut, which con ■ truis his whole political conduct, ami even i compels him to vote fof certain individuals ■ however, obnoxious, or not vote at ali, and all

Freedom of Thought and Opinion. BEDFORD, PA. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPT. 28, 1855. ■ I his too, under the responsibilities ot an extra judicial oath, ft is utterly impossible that such a party can long exist.— PITTSBUHG (WHIG; GAZETTE. The Liquor Law. ■ j Ihe following is a brief svnopisis of the K. ;N. Liquor Law which goes into operation on the first day of October, 1855. We lay it be , fore the public so that the Freemen of Bedford County may pass their judgment upon its pro visionsori the second Tuesday of October. They are to be the Judges, and, as they decide, so let it be: THE ACT TO BESTEALN THE SALE, &.C. 1. All Drinking Houses Prohibited, and a tine not exceeding SSO, with imprisonment not exceeding one month, lor selling, and alfbrding a place, inducement, or any other convenience, : where intoxicating liquor may be sold and j drank. For the second offence SIOO. and not : exceeding three months imprisonment. The i same penalties when two or more peisons corn ! bine, the one to sell, and the other to furnish a place lor drinking, or for aiding or abetting. All sales in less measure than a quart, are j prohibited. Courts ol Quarter Session may— j giant licenses to citizens of the United States, provided they be ot temperate babits, and give [ l *ond, with two good securities, in the sum of ,! SIOOO, conditioned for the laithfui observance ;ol nil laws relating to the sale of said liquors, jto be filed in Court : on which bond, fines and j costs may be collected, upon the conviction of the principal. The applicant for license must present his petition, have it lawfully adverti sed, and the Court shall fix a time when objec ; tions may be heard. •>. .No hotel, tavern, eating house, ovster j house or theatre, nor any other place ofrefresh j meiit or amusement, can receive license to sell I -"J " n v measure whatever, and no unnaturalized person, under any circumstances. : 4. Druggists are prohibited troin selling in jtoxicatirig beverages, except when mixed with i other medicines. 5. C lerks of Quarter Sessions cannot issue a license until the bond has been fiied, fees paid, and tlie certificate furnished. Fees tor license, t .ree times the present amount;. but uo license granted for less than S3J. ti. Persons licensed to sell by the quart, arid greater measure, must tranie their license, and place it conspicuously in tli-ir chief place of business, or forfeit it, arid all sales contrary to this act, punished according to the second sec tion. 7. Constables, for wilfully failing to return ■n laces. kei.t in .violation oftliU.acL.fiMed, riot inree months. >*>. Imp liters may sell in th> original pack age, without appraisement and license : com missioned auc!ioneers are also exempted ; do mestic pioducers, brewers and distillers, mav sell liquor mtide by them, in quantities not le*s man Jive gallons. Powder in Railroad Cars. On the afternoon of the 7tn instant, as a i eight train wason its way from Boston toAl iany, on the Western railroad, when about a mle from Greenbusb, one of the cars took fire, here being no water near, and ,he car being Bed with merchandise, the engineer hastened iCreenbush, where the flames were extin msbed, after having burned the entire roof of •e car off and so curiously had the (ire burned •mind ail the corners, that the sides fell out )dllv, though, With the exception of the edges, "•v Were scarcely scorched. After unloading' n- freight, several cases marked "Dry Goods," i order to prevent their contents being further maged, u ere broken dpen, but instead of he it found fo contain what they were taken for, vy were filled, with the exception of just migh dry goods to prevent the kegs from rat with gun powder ! There were some iiity persons assisting on the occasion, and it at he easily imagined what was their indigna i' and alarm at this disclosure. With sparks ijsmoking cinders ail around them, and with of* hundreds of pounds of powder in close vi •i v, no wonder that curses, not loud but deep, aid have been vented upon the scoundrels ■V had resorted to such means of deception, ihhusjeopardized numerous liws. hen the fire was extinguished, it had reach eaithin three or four inches of the powder its, some of the boxes being slightly scorched, jiiijnder tlie.se circumstances, bad the train oetompelled to run three miles instead of onhe result must have been fearful. There an words that can fairly express the feelings ol gnation which should arrive against the pejators ol such an outrage. Of course thtan be no blame attached to the railroad cojiy, as it is one of their rules that no pow dejll be transported over the road, This i ulstiictly adhered to, and they honestly TO(|s freight as it was marked, "Drv Goods,'' amvhich it had every appearance. But it is the shippers of these casses that the cries. For the purpose of saving a few pafcenfs and gaining a little time, they re sort) a low cheat they became, in reality, acpes before the fact to a wholesale mur wi as such they should be exposed and se vi juriished. — Boston Times. EDV IN NEW Yor.K CITY. —Two Ger man's, named Stein, who, with a little boy, t one of them, fiad been living in one roija dwtl iug house in the Bowery, New Yq great distress, were found on Thurs day in their room, where they had locked th>)es in,poisoned the little boy with prussic ac| then committed suicide with the same dnjothing was seen of Ihern since Tues days a disagreeable smell arose from their roije door was forced open. The three ib'ijies were found lying on the floor. I hi supported themselves by working at Ihiifacture of straw bonnets, but were i- ' thrown out of employment by the failure of th< h firm they worked for, and after struggling alon< ') with great difficulty finally committed the abovi dreadful deed. Extensive Larceny. Four Hundred Tons of Rail road Irou Sto -11 len. —Several days ago a second-hand iron deal er of Allegheny, named Nicholas, had a ditli d culty with his uncle, a drayman, in regard t< _ the amount of drayage to which the latter was v entitled. Nicholas irytdv his bill ten dollars less than the drayman alleged he was entitled to, and, byway of retaliation, gave informa tion to Esquire Simrns, ol Birmingham, to the effect that the said iron dealer was engaged in receiving and selling stolen property." About { the same time a letter was received by Mayor Adams' police, to the same effect. Warrants 5 were issued for John Lvthe and Henry Nicho ' las, both second-hand dealers ol Allegheny, and ; they were arrested on Friday, and committed to jail on Saturday, for a further hearing before Mayor Adams, on Thursday next. In the meantime officer Hague received in formation of the matter, and consulted with one of the Canal Board, who advised him to pro ceed immediately o the line of the Portage Road, from whence the iron had been stolen, J and, if possible, arrest the parties. He did so , —and in Cambria county succeeded in arres ' ting twenty-six men who are supposed to have been concerned in the larceny. They are now 1 lodged iri the county jail. The parties were all in the employ of th- State, and were en gaged on the Portage Railroad. The iron was cut up and shipped in barrels to vaiious points in the West. Thirteen barrels have been re covered in this city. Another lot consisting of thirty-four barrels, which is supposed to be a part of the stolen metal, will likely be recovered also. The po lice are busily engaged in ferreting out those concerned in the transaction. Some shipments have been made to Cincinnati, and to other points on the Ohio river. There is no doubt but that tlie greater portion of the iron will be found. It is worth about two cents per pound, and was sold for old iron. The total value of the amount alleged to have been stolen would be $ 16,000. It is supposed that these men have been en- j gaged in this infamous business for some months ! past, and that there are many more implicated j who will yet be arrested.— Pittsburg Union, s ! 10th. A.V INCIDENT OFTIJE BURLINGTON ACCIDENT. ! —The Trenton Gazette, of the 31st, has the ! following ; '"Mr. Joseph O. Johnson and wile j J J ms,,n titffc inlße irainlTntVnfiin^ himself to go to Mount Holly ; but before leav ing she desired to change fo-r seat to the oppo site side. A strange lady also joined Mrs. Johnson and took a seat with her. When Mr. J. beard of the accident lie was yet at Burling ton. Of course he started immediately for the scene. He first found that the car in which he left his wife was nearly all dashed to pieces. On that side of the car where the ladies had been sitting previous to their changing at Bur lington, there was not a single seat that 1 had not men destroyed— a /'eve seats were whole on the side on which he left his wife. This circum stance gave Mr. J. some faint hope, although lie was unable to find his wife. He found under tie l car the !>ook she had been reading with spots of blood upon it. He also found a" piece of a dress, but felt satisfied it was not of his wife's. A Iter examining the dead bodies for a long timej and with feelings which no man can describe,' he found his wife and the ladv who sat with her, in an adjoining field, where they had taken refuge from the hot sun. BACKING ITS FRIENDS— The following res olution w a;. adopted hv the \Y hig Convention on Wednesday last. We would call this back ing their friends with a vengence : Resolved, That the present State Adminis tration has forfeited our confidence; that a ma joi ity of tlie last Legislature, by its corruptions, lollies and meanness, its disregard ofthe known will of the majority of the people, and its re peated violations of public and private right, betrayed the people and disgraced the character of Pennsylvania, and that the places ot its re tiring members should be carefully- supplied with pure, upright and honorable men. Buckwheat. In the memory of man, the State of Penn sylvania has never seen so vast a crop of buck wheat as now whitens the fields with its rich blossoms, and fills the air with fragrant per fume. .Not alone the rich valleys, but the rough hill countries, appear to have every a valiable spot whitened with this delicate plant. At this season, when fruits take the place of j tioweis, the buckwheat blossom adds peculiar grace to the landscape. .Never did this grain j give greater promise of heavy return ; and if no • rosts occur tor three weeks, the crop is safe. : J hough the uses ol buckwheat are lew in our ' cities, in the country the grain is available for ! cattle and poultry, especially tor mixing, and thus the crop becomes important, in releasing! its full weight ol the farmer's wheat and corn for the general market. Buckwheat cakes! One buckwheat cake is different from another vet not one in a thou sand is made right. Yet of all tilings it is the easiest to cook, il the meal is made rightly.—. To every three bushels of buckw heat "add one of good heavy oats; grind them together, as if there was only buckwheat ; thus will you have takes always light and always brown: to say nothing ol the greater digestibility, and the lightening of spirits, which are equally cer tain. He who feeds on buckwheat may be grum and lethargic, while he of theantmeal w ill haw exhilaration ol brain and contentment of spirit.— T.ct/gtr, TERJIS, S3 PER YEAR. it* ''When I am Dead J" ig v In the dim crypts of the heart, where despair ; abideth, these words seem written. A strange ■ meaning—a solemn intimation unlolds itself at their utterance. Four simple liitfe monosylla- I bles—bow much of gloom ye convey. How s P*h in hineral tones of the extinguishment I- jol earthly hope—ot the spirit that has struggled i- | in vain, and is painfully quiet now ! 0 : "When lam dead!" is uttered calmly ; but is what a calm —such as the tornado leaves when s | silence broods over desolation. The voice pro d [ nouncing that despairing phrase, has not all its i- j mourntuiness trom itself. The listeuing ears e | hear nothing more; tor from those words the n ; groans oi high aspeiations quenched, and hopes it pale and bleeding upon the sharp rocks of adver r : Sity, coine up, phantom-like, amid the ghastly s , scenes of the buried past. - : "When lam dead !" VVe have heard it of "1 j ten, like the pealing bell that tolls the body ot 1 ; the departed lo its final rest. The last word f • "bead" lingers strangely and echoes sadly in I the ear, and through the portals of the sympa ■ thizing soul. Dead—dead—dead—and the e I world grows grey, and the heart stills, and the j eye moistens, lo that mysterious sound. The I spirit trembles beiore the rushing ilood of cou , ' dieting emotions which follow the dark echo, ' and essay to glance through its imjiort. 'But - , the echo lades amidst encircling mist, and the ' spirit turns back confused with blindness.— Even the echo of death cannot be penetrated. 1 he lew leet ol mould that composed the grave • are wider than the globe, higher than the stars. 5 i .Not the mind's eye, not the anxious soul, can > glance through the barrier—the boundary be tween Time and Eternity. "When I am Dead ! " more or less signifies , resignation, or dependent wo, a fulfilment of nature, or a pcrversiou of its end, may these words express, though sad they are at best.— Vi hen the aged man, whose steps have grown feeble in the walks of goodness, and whose hand tremble with the fruits of his oft given charity, utters these words, they tall from the lips as a prayer to heaven. In them his will harmonizes with his destiny, and the tear that starts tor a stipciior soul about to leave its clay, glistens in the light of happiness gleams out of tile heait at the prospective reward of the fu ture. The lips, too, that never pressed the tirr. of the fount ot .Nature's Poesy, may murmur ! "When 1 am dead !" but death to such a one, is better, perhaps, than lite. His heart holds jno music, chiming in cadences to weal or wo ; j his inward existence is void, and the rough sur ; lace ot his being, checkered though not bright i ened by tile halt stray thoughts, darkens but i little with the panoply of the tomb. How dif- M'—.jnf ,i. j-outh. with beauty of j soul and heart, rich with the treasures ot mind, and warm with sympathy lor ail of loveliness,' sighs, like the south wind, "When 1 ain dead !" | A spirit seems to wail its anthem, and an eclipse i ol the noontide sun to tall upon the picture of a high nature checked in iis purpose—turned ; hom dulcet waves upon a coral reel, against . toe rocks of a destructive shore. | " U hen Jam dead !" It is as mournful as the plaint ola ghost 011 the tempest and mid night wind. But we must all say it some time; lor the grave lies at hand, yawning through a ! bed ol thorns or gleaming like a white avenue I ol hope leaning against the stars, j. dead!" Strange and fearful import hath it to the utterer, but it is a weak [ phrase to others, the great world. Who speaks it ? may think the single going forth of a soul will move noue—all will be as before. When he, and you, and we, gentle reader, are folded in our shrouds, Iriends dearest and those who loved us best, will dry their tears ere they have all begun to flow. The heart that beats with rapture against our own will freeze above our memory in a brief time-briefer than woman' 9 trust or man's period of goodness. But it is well thus : 'tis the world's custom and nature's Jaw. We weep not for the dead but while they die. We shall soon be with them ; and it may be good logo early to their yarrow homes. * NORTIIUMBCELAXD CofNTv.—The Democrat ic Convention ol .Northumberland met on Mon day last, and nominated a full ticket. S. H. Zimmerman was nominated lor Assembly, and D. B. Montgomery appointed Delegate to the Democratic Slate Convention. t-w Dileans, lately, a man named Hunter was sentenced to pay a tine of SI,OOO, undergo an imprisonment of six mouths, and' forfeit certain slaves whom he illegally sold in such a manner as to separate the mother from her children, contrary to the laws of Louisi ana. 1&""A lady sent tor doctor, in great tronble to say she had a frightful dream, and had seen her grandmother. "H hat did you eat for supper ?" "A mince pie." "Had you eaten two, madam, vou would have seen your grandfather also. Good muni mg." "Mr. Jones, don't you think marriage is a means of grace ?" "Certainly—anything is a means of giace that breaks up pride and leads to repen tance." Scene closes with a broom handle. "IT is very sickly here," said a son ol the Emerald Isle the other day to another. es,' replied his companion, "a great ma ny have died this year who never died belore." BAP FOR PRESERVING. —Just at the season when plums, peaches, and other fruits are ready lor preserving, sugai has jumped up, owing to rumored short crops in Cuba and — Last year when Iruits were scarce, sugar was low. We cannot make things come out right, something is always dear or scarce. VOL XXIV, NO. 7.