Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 29, 1856, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 29, 1856 Page 1
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jjy GEO. W. BOWMAX. NEW SERIES. Select |Joctrn. My Love aad I. BY KEUNANDO. My love arid I, one summer's niaht. Sat underneath a chesnut tree; Against its massive Trunk we leaned. And none were there but God and we. We sang and talked of other day*— We ran 2 the brilliant songs of old; Alternately, we told the loves Of maidens, and of warriors bold. Persuasively I told another— A tale of love, ami hope, and fear; And first her eye with sorrow drooped. Then, soon it slisened with a tear. That nearly drop caused mine to flow— -1 ti-it that she was dear to me, Ynd gently cla-ped her hand in mine. For none were there but God and we. Another still 1 had to tell. Or early, fond, devoted love; 1 teld it earnestly anil true. And yet mv lips did scarcely move. ] tnlri it—yet I know not how— I told it—and she knew my meaning, Fnr. ere I closed, f felt her cheek Against my anxious bosom leaning. 1 watched her every look and motion, Her downcast eve and blushing face. And saw her brush the tear that started, lint soon another took i*s place. I gently held her to my side. And surely felt her heating heart. A- she looked up to me, and showed A joy no way akin to art. No voice was beard—no sound was there. Put such as came from her and me; Around.above, 'twas calm and still, For none were there but God and we. Nor can I tell the half I felt— > .rh bliss, before. I never knew— And yet. I think I'd rather die, Than live that hour of hltss anew. Railroad Snowed up—Three Hundred Men and Women Thirty-eight Hours in a Snow-drift within Seven .Miles of Chi capo. The snow and wind, day before yesterday, completely blockadedfthe railroads leading in all directions from ibis city. Of all the trains that 1 l<-fl here yesterday morning only cine succeeded in penetrating the huge drifts and proceding on its wav : all the rest relumed. On the Chicago arid Milwaukee Road, no train has left this city since Monday afternoon, ami only one has arrived since then, which was at nine o'clock last night. The accommoda tion train, which left Waukegan at seven o'- ci ck Tuesday morning', proceeded southward to Crittenden, where- a drift, several hundred ; rods in length, and from two to six feet in depth, was encountered. The imjjossibilitv was at o: re seen of passing through the drill w ith the entire train, and the passengers were transfer red in a freight cai, near the locomotive, and in this way w ere brought to the cily. Thirteen cars, however, were left standing on the main track— the drift constantly increasing in depth around them. The Tuesday morning train from Milwaukee, arrived at this place at "Jo minutes past I- o'- clock, and of course could proceed no further. \ Mr. Hibbard, the conductor, and Mr. Brown, 'le-engineer, at once went to work with their I'Comotive to haul the standing cars oil the main track, hut had removed with only two or three when the locomotive broke down. .Night was approaching, and it became evident that the pas :gets must remain till morning on the prairies. 1 rum a neighboring (arm house .Mr. Hubbard I ' cured an ample, though plain, snppl v of pro lans fur their supper, and 'hen started in a 'eigh to this city lor assistance. He reached '•re between nine and ten o'clock, and made j known his predicament to the Superintendent 1! die road, Mr. Johnson, and then, after pro- j curing at the Tremont House and other places a : i'iy ol provisions, returned to his charge in '■"• snowy waste near Chittenden, where he ar- '■ ■ '"* d, nearly frozen, at two o'clock in the morn- ■ mg. ' ■ add to the perplexities of their positions, ' e hud was now exhausted ; hut a very good dilute lor firewood was furnished by the ; wd fences on either side of the track. For •' * or sixty yards the hoards were all lorn off"! ■ consumed to warm the cars. During the "-'*', however, a locomotive with a car load was sent down from Highland Park, ■ with this reinforcement, when morning : <a,i,e, the conductors, engineers and other ope hhiws went again to work clearing the road. At ane o'clock yesterday morning the pass train arrived from Milwaukee, and fiiund still buried in the snow. The third ■ notice joined the others in clearing the a! k,and all three were engaged until near j hour ail the passengers were transferred to j ' "remost train, and the others returned to 'Milwaukee. was found impossible to get through .. . ! H '*!' locomotives, until a run was '• a ck to Evanston lor wood and water. — /' llt last evening the train. • [ I urty-ejght hours passed in the snow ; ar ted tor Chicago, and in a short time A a locomotive which had been sent out from but C -\'' morning to break the road, m 'if It had been nearly a!! day itt progres n v Yen miles— Chicago Times, 3ls/ ult. jrtl ? of our coleirtporariei are discussing the r i ' s (h' l safest seat in case ofrail '-'"o ? VVe should choose one about 1 ■ kandred miles lrom the railroad. FOREIGN NEWS* From the Pennsylvanian. FIRTH Eli NEWS BY THE CANADA. HALIFAX, Feb. 18.—The town of Kars has been occupied by two Russian baltallions, while a third occupies the camp formerly held by the | army of (Ten. Monraviefl*. The captured guns and other munitions of war have been removed : to Alexandropol. Letters from Erz"roum predict an approach ing scarcity of breads! ufis. Iskander Pacha was seriously wounded on the —3d of December. PERSIA. It is rumored that Turkey i-- about to met!i --i ate between Persia and England. GREAT UK [TAIN . Queen Victoria opened the British Parlia ment on the 3lst of January. In the House of Lords, Earl Gosf'ord moved an address in response to the Queen's speech, whicfi was seconded by Lord Abingdon. The Earl of Derby did not oppose the motion, but he said that he considered the Royal speech a< very bare, cold and meagre. He thought it ought to refer tc the state of allairs with Amer ica, India and the colonies, as well as to the j lull ofKars. He conceived that the Govetn j meitt had violated a municipal law of the Uni ted States in the attempt to enlist men, and hoped an apology would he offered such as i could be received. He regretted, however, that I there was not a conciliatory paragraph introduc ; ei| into the speech referring to the subject.— The whole speech, he said, was redolent of wa j ter gruel. The Karl of Clarendon replied by referring to the present relations with the United States. He sauJ, in inv opinion there can be no doubt as to the common sense view of the obligations .of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, and yet it is up on the interpretation of that treaty, that the dil | ference of opinion has arisen. In such a case, correspondence vvas useless, and I lost no time in otf.*ring to refer the whole question to the arbitration of a third Power, both sides agree ing to the decision. That otter has not been accepted, but it has been again renewed, and I hope upon further consideration, the United States Government will acquiesce. With respect to the recruiting difficulty, it would not have aided a friendly so lution to allude to it lrom tin* throne, inasmuch as the correspondence upon the subject contin ues. The most recent demands of the United Slates, anived about two days since, and they are not vet in a state to he made pnhlic. The origin of the trouble was this : At the beginning of the war, numerous foreigners, in the United Stall's, applied to the British Gov ernment 'or permission to join the army of the Last. In consequence, instructions were sent to the government of Nova Scotia to consider whether persons from the United States could he received at Halifax. These instructions were notified to Mr. Crampton, who was at the same time informed, that anxious as England was for recruits, she was still more anxious that tlieie should lie no violation of the municipal law of the I nited States. An agency was accordingly opened, and upon complaint being made, Mr. Crampton desired that it might he trade public that the British Government did not recruit soldiers in the United States, and he made known his in structions to Mr. Marcv, who expressed his sat isfaction alter further explanations. It stated that correspondence of a not very amicable na ture had since taken place between the Gov ernments, hut the transactions referred to ate by-gone transactions, and from the commence ment the British Government has disclaimed all infringement of the laws ol the United States. With the conduct of Mr. Crampton he said his government was perfectly satisfied, being convinced that he neither intentionally nor accidentally violated the laws of the United States. The whole difficulty was susceptible of a peaceful solution, and rio slight was meant by j not mentioning America in the speech from the throne. In the House of Commons, Admiral Napier, immediately on taking his seat, moved (or pa pers in relation to the expedition to the Baltic under his command. Mr. Baillie gave notice of a resolution to the effect that enlistment for the armies ol Great Britain in loreign countries lowers the dignity of the nation, and is calculated to endanger the ; relations with other Slates. N: A M I:. I Satisfaction has been expressed that Paris has been selceted for the meeting of the Peace Con gross. Peace is now considered as certain. Numerous political arrests have been made ! at Bordeaux. The Paris JMonitevr publishes a decree fixing the import duty on cotton brought from Entre pols by French vessels at 251". per 100 killo— grammes, being a reduction of s|. on the former ; sales. INTIIA AND CHINA. Bombay dates to the 2d of January have been ! ieceived, announcing that the insurrection had been suppressed, and that quiet prevailed throughout India, j Great Britain is about to seize upon the King dom of Code, allowing the King a pension of half a million of dollars, and appointing Gen. Outrnm to the Governorship of the country. The dates from Canton are to December the sth. The trade in old teas was brisk : but very few teas are in the market ; consequently oper ations are limited. The failure of several Chinese dealers had been followed by the suspension of Aspinwall, Mackenzie N. Co., whose liabilities amount to 750,000 dollars. In consequence of the dif ficulties from their failures, a stoppage of the tea and --ilk trade is threatened from the 7th of December. FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. FEB. 29, 1850. ARRIVAL OF THE CANADA AT BOSTON. BOSTON, Feb. 19. The Canada did not arrive at her dock till 5 o'clock, in consequence of the ice. Iler mails will leave to-morrow morning for tlu* South. The papers contain some additional items of news of interest. Capt. Long avpwed from the wheel hous" that tie knows nothing about the report of the Pacific having put hack. RUSSIA. Russia is said to have made it a condition, previous to the acceptance of the propositions, that no indemnification is to he demanded and no cession of territory exacted except that re quired for ratification, which being conceded, she agrees not to fortify the Gland Isles. It is reported that Austria w ill propose to the Gi rmanic Diet to adhere to the peace prolimi naries HI order that Germany may be admitted to the conferences. Amongst other rumors are the following:— That Russia has selected Paris for th** confer ence in order to slight Austria, and that the Austrian Cabinet is offended therewith : that Russia intends at the last moment to demand in the name of the general interests of Europe, and in accordance with article five, that England be forbidden to fortify Heligoland, and restrict her to peace purposes only. Holland and other neutral powers, it is said, demand a voice in the conference. Iron coated floating batteries, similar to those of the Allied powers, are being constructed lor the defence of Cronstadt. A forced loan of 000,000 silver roubles has been imposed on Finland for its defence. France and England do not slacken in their preparations for the continuance of war. A new plan tor the re-organization of the Principalities, alledged to have been presented to the Porte bv Lord Stratford, is published. The London journals entertain various opin ions of the Queen's speech. The opinion on 'Change is unfavorable, and a slight decline in the funds had been expei ienced. The Queen's speech opens with an entogium upon the taking of Sehastopol, relets tuthe pre- ■ parations for a vigorous persecution of tie* war, | alludes to the acceptance of the off*-r of media tion made hv Austria, and the acceptance by Russia of certain conditions which it w as hop-I ed would he the foundation of a treaty of peace, but that duiing the negotiations there w ill be j no relaxation of the war-like preparations. The speech also alludes to the conclusion of a treaty with Sweden and Norway, containing defensive engagements applicable to those do minions, tending to preserve the hn lam e of I er in that section. The conclusion ola treaty ol anuity and commerce with Chili is announc- ! ed. The estimates are framed lor the exigen cies of war, and a reliance upon the country is expected to continue the support hitherto so cheerfully \ ielded. The balance of the speech is devoted to domestic aflairs. The Protectionists count on a dissolution ot Parliament occurring during the ses>ion. A Democratic meeting has been held in Lon don, to protest against the proposed peace. The chief supporters of this meeting weie the sym pathizer with Kossuth, Mazini, ect. The war Department of Sweden has drawn a million ol francs fur the immediate defence ol ! the Kingdom. Traces of a Father. In a late history of Braddock's defeat, we have a very touching illustration ol the manner j in which truth long buried may he brought to light, hv one of those very slight hut conclu sive signs which Piovidence seeins to have giv en as if tor the verv purpose of knitting logelh- | er those members of tile great skeleton ot histo- j rv which othei wise would lie scattered, unob- i served and unknown in the deserts of the past. Sir John Jlaiket, a brave and much respected j English officer, had been one oi those who had j fallen in the terrible route that had befallen the! English and colonial regiments in their attack upon Fort du Quesne, but such was the num ber of the slam and completeness ol the defeat, that no means were taken at the time to secure his burial. In 175(5. however, I'ortdu Quesne having been reduced, his son, Sir Peter ll.ilket proceeded to the haltle-fi.-lti, to see it there re mained anything which would enable him to' identify his lather's body, "In leply to his! anxious question," we a e told, "one of his j twunv guides had already fold him that lie re-: collected, during the combat, to have seen an 1 otiicer fall beneath such a remarkable tree as- he j should have no difficulty in recognizing ; and ' at tin- same moment, another rushing to his side was instanllv shot down, and fell across j Ids comrade's body. As they drew near the j spot, the detachment was halted, and the In- | dians peered about through the trees to recall j their memories ot the scene. With speaking gesture they briefly discoursed in their own j tongue. Suddenly, and with a shrill cry, the j Indian of w horn we have spoken sprang to the 1 well-remembered tree. While the troops rest- j ed on their arms in a circle around, he and his j companion searched among the thick fallen ; leaves. In a moment two great skeletons were j exposed Iving together,'.he one upon the other,' as thev had died. The hand that tore awav the scalps had not disturbed their jmsition ; hut no signs remained to distinguish the leiics from j the hundreds of others that strewed the ground. ( At this moment Sir Peter remembered him of j a peculiar artificial tooth which his fattier bore. | The hones were then seperated, and on exami-J nation of those which lay undermost at once j solved all doubts. "It is my lather," exclaim ed the unhappy youth, as he sank into the arms i of his scarcely less affected friend." {£r*Old bread may be made as good as new,■ hv dipping the loaf in cold water, then putting it in the oven alter the bread i drawn, or a a stove, and let it he well heated through. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. An Attachment. We have heard a good story told of which an

Alabama Sheriff was the hero. Court was in session, and amid the multiplicity of business which crowded upon him at the term time, he stopped at the door of a beautiful widow, on the sunny side of thirty, who, by the vvuy, had of t>fn bestowed melting glances upon the said r j Sheriff. He was admitted, and the widow ap wared (lie confusion and delight which the arrival oi tier visitor occasioned, set off to great m advantage than usual the captivating charms <■4 the widow M Her cheeks bore the ftmtifu) blended tints of the apple blossom; her Miis resembled the rose buds upon which the morning dew yet lingered, and her eyes were jl&e the quivers ofciipid; the glances of love d tenderness with which they were filled re- J ambled arrows that only wanted a REAP (pardon tie pun) to do full execution. Alter a few com- I inon place remarks : 2 "Madam," said the matter of tact Sheriff", "I hive an attachment for you." j |A deeper blush than usual mantled the cheek 0| the fair widow ; the downcast eyes whose i&unce*. were centered upon her beautiful loot, f which Half concealed by Iter flowing drapeiy, gfntlv patted the floor, she with equal candor replied : "Sir, the attachment is reciprocal." l or some time the Sheriff maintained an asto nished silence: at length he said : : | "Madam, you will proceed to court." "Proceed to court," replied the lady, with a i merry laugh : then shaking her* head, she sa'd : "No, sir! though this is leap year, I will not take advantage of the license therein granted to | j • niy sex, and therefore greatly prefer that yon should proceed to court." j '"But, madam, the justice is waiting." ""Let him wait; I am not disposed to hurry matters in so unbecoming a manner : and he sides, sir, when the ceremony is performed, I Wish you to understand T greatly prefer a min ister to a justice of the peace." A light dawned upon the sheriff's brain. "Madam," said he, rising from his chair with solemn dignity, "there is a great mistake here; mv language lias been misunderstood : the at r tnchinent of which I speak was issued from the ! offic of Squire C., and commands me to bring you instantly befme him, to answer a contempt of court in disobeying a subpoena in the case ot Smith vs. Jones 1" AH Awful Tragedy. .7 Young Wife .Murdered hi/ her Husband— Subsequent Suicide. We copy from the Memphis Whig , of* the 9th inst., the following narrative of one of the ! nVjXt horrible tragedies we have ever heard i° f: "VVe heard, yesterday, the particulars of one .of the most melancholy tragedies that we have known for many years, which occurred in Mar shall county. Miss., about 11 miles from' Holly Springs, on Wednesday last. Mr. R. R. Cox, a planter in good circumstances, killed his own wife while she was Iving a.-ieep in her lied, j and then shot himself through the head, killing ! himself instantly. This occurred some time during the night, but was not known until the next morning, when a negro man went to the ! room to make fire, and found the door fastened. Not being able to raise any one on the inside, j the negro called the overseer, who came and ] forced the door open, when he found both Mr. i and Mrs. Cox dead—she Iving on the bed with j two bullets through tier head, and he lying lon the health, shot through the region ol the heart, with his hand still grasping the deadly 1 revolver. They had-been married hut a shoit time, and it is supposed that Mr. Cox was in sane at the time, as lie has frequently suffered j Iron, aberrations uf the mind. Both Mr. and Mis. Cox were known by ! I many of our citizens, he as the possessor and oc- ■ ! cupant some two or three years since, of the , I dwelling in the Southern part of the city known : , as the "Swiss cottage," while the young and j j beautiful bride was, but a few months' since,' , a gay and lively school-girl, attending Mrs. Armstrong's school in this city, and will be re membered hy many as the pretty Miss Sallie Wilson. Leaving school,she married Mr. C. sometime last tali, and now she has been cut off from all eaitlilv hopes and happiness by him who had solemnly vowed to love and protect her. Mr. C. was a worthy young man, and I there can be no doubt hut that he was laboring i uinier insanity at the time of this awful calami- , i ly ; in fact, many circumstances that transpired | a day or two previous go to show that he was not in his right mind. Much svmpatl v is felt in Ihis community; for tin* families and friends of both the deceas- | i ed persons—families of the first standing in j I North Mississippi. May God he their help in j this, their hour of the deepest and most heart- i j rending affliction. The Memphis Enquirer, speaking of the af i fiiir, says the parties tiad been married only six J j weeks and adds : I Mr. Cox is the third male member of a wor- j thv family who has died a violent death within ! the last eight or ten years. One, in a til ol in- \ I sanity, threw- himself from the deck ot a Missis ■ sippi steamer, and was drowned : another was ! 1 slain by the accidental discharge of a double-j i barrelled shot-gun, when starting on a camp- \ hunt ; and now we have to record the death of j still another, and that of his fair young wile, hy j I his own hands. j ir/'Female loneliness never appears to so i great advantage as when set off with simplicity lof dress. No true artist ever s-ts oft his angels with towering feathers and great jewelry, and our dear human angels, it they would make . good their title to that name, should carefully j avoid ornaments, which properly belong to In l diaii squaws and African princesses. I hese j ' tinselries may serve to give effect on Che stage , or upon a ball-room floor, hut in daiiy life there j is no substitute for simplicity. A vulgar taste | is not to be disguised hy gold or dimoods. The Mother and the Widow. i The following well portrayed picture we 1 take from a religious paper. If there is a situ j ation which deserves sympathy and commands . respect it is that of the mother left by the loss . of her husband, her earthly stay and sup- I ; port, to buffet the elements of adverse fortune j alone: "VVe are slow to acknowledge any womanly character, living or dead, as superior to that of ; the good mother —such as we find her in all our ! communities. She is perhaps called to no sin ! gltj great act of devotedness—hut her whole j life is a sacrifice for the good of others. How j she works to bring up her children. No labor ;is too hard. She denies herself every comfort to give them an education. She would part 1 with her own heait's blood to make them hap py- "This devotedness becomes more remarkable ' j when, bv the death of the father, the mother is I left alone to struggle on through life. If we were to set out to explore this city, we should 1 find many a poor widow, with live or six little 'j children dependent upon her, struggling fir 1 : their support with a patience and courage truly i heroic. With no friends to help her, and no J means of support but her needle, she undertakes !to provide for her little family. She makes her 1 home in an attic, and there she sits and strug j gles with povertv. No one comes to see her. j She hears only the cry of those hungry little , mouths, which call to her for bread. And there she toils all day long, and often half the i night, that they may not want. And yet she j does not complain. If only her strength holdaj j out, and her efforts are successful, her mother's ; heart is satisfied and <rratefiul." ' USE or A NOSE. —A good story is told of I Mozart, at the time he was a pupil of Haydn. ; The latter challenged his pupil to compose a piece of music which he could not [Jay at sight, j Mozart accepted the banter; a champaign snp j per was to he the forfeit. Everything being arranged between the two composeis, Mozart took his peri and a sheet of paper, and in five minutes dashed off'a piece of music., and much to the surprise of Haydn, handed it to liiin say ing : "There is a piece of music sir, which you cannot play, and 1 can : Vuu are to give the j first trial." Mozart smiled at the half excited indignation land perplexity of the great master, and taking the seat he had quitted, struck the instrument with such an air of self assurance that Haydn began to think himself duped. Running along the simple passages he came to that part which his teacher had pronounced impossible to be : played. Mozart, as anybody was aware, was ■ favored, or at least endowed with an extremely long nose, which in modern dialect, "stuck out la feet." Reaching the difficult passage, he stretched both hands to the extreme ends ol the I piano, and leaning forward, bobbed his nose against the middle key, which nobody could ! play. Haydn burst into an immoderate fit oflaugh j ter, and after acknowledging the "corn," de clared that nature had endowed Mozart with a capacity for music, which he had never discqy |ered. \ Romance and Reality. In the Lunatic Asylum at Columbus, 0., is a pair of insane lovers. Mental anxiety of ape ; culiar character is supposed to have damaged j the intellect of the young man, who was sent to the Asylum some time ago, cured, it was hoped ! permanently, and sent home. While at home !he fell in love with a young girl, who re turned his devotion, and they become tenderly i attached to each other. But unhappily, the ;ma lad v returned upon the young man : he was ! seperated from the object ofhis love, and sent , back to the Asylum. Left to herself, to muse 1 upon her bereavement and the sad destiny ol her ! lover, the mind of the girl became affected, al most, as it might seem, from pure sympathy and it was not long before she, too, was immui ed within the walls which sheltered him. They are both there now. Occasionally they seem to have recovered their reason, and are permit ted to hold interviews with one another. In one of these the poor girl begged her lover to marry her, but he replied with melancholy real enough to bring tears from the listeners—"You know that we cannot be married, Ellen, we are ! unfit for that happiness—poor, unfortunate crea tures that we are!"— Sand'hy Reg. A FORTUNATE SUGGESTION. —During tlie late j visitation of the cholera at Chicago, Illinois, a ; wealthy miser of that city took the disorder I and died. The weather being very warm, it was (bund necessary to place his body in the coffin without removing his usual apparel. One |of his heirs, who was standing by, suggested, j just as the lid was being fastened, searching the j deceased's pockets, which was done, and the J searcher found an ordinary mnney-helt around the corpse, containing over $5,000 worth of j notes, hills, (xc. STRANGE OPTICAL INSTRUMENT. —There has ! been lately exhibited in I'aris, a huge concave j mirror, an instrument of a startling species of j opticle magic. On standing close to it, it pre -1 sents nothing but a monstrous dissection of your ! phisiognomy. On retiring a couple of feet, it i gives your lace and figure in true proportions, •I but reversed, the head downward. But retire still further, at the distance of five or six feet from the mirror, and behold you see yourself , not a reflection—it does not strike you as a re-- flection—but your veritable self, standing he ft ween you and the mirror! The effect is ap palling, from the idea it suggests of something supernatural ; so striking indeed is the exhibi , lion, that men of the strongest nerve will shrink l involuntarily at the first view. [l crop of Indian corn, in this country, if we value it at one-half the present market ' pi ice, amounts to more than all the gold from TESHIS $2 PER YEAR. VOL XXIV, NO. 27. 1 California : and our wheat crop, at the most . moderate estimate, is worth as much as all the gold in the country : while the moderate growth of oats, with all the reasonable allowances for exaggeration, more than equals any two years' ' produce of the California mines. LOOK OUT FOR THEM. —The public are cau tioned against a counterfeit five dollar gold piece, capitally executed, which is now in cir culation. it is nearly of size, color and weight of the true half eagle, but its spurious charac ter can be detected by ringing it, as it sounds, when thrown down, precisely like lead. On ■ a very close examination the milling on the edges appear to be rut too deep. The piece we saw was dated 1855, and a slight deflection from the right position may be observed in the last figure 5 in the date. n . SAFETY OF TRAVELLERS ON RAILROADS.— In the Senate of New Jersey, on Thursday, the hill lor the protection of railroad companies and the safety of travellers, was ordered a third reading. Two amendments were agreed to— the first, that companies shall he responsible for accidents to persons when standing on plat forms of the cars when there is no room within the cars, and also for all accidents caused by the train starting before the time advertised : and the other providing that there shall be no posts, £co.: bv t lie side of the road at a nearer distance than eighteen inches in the clear, and lhat on ail double tracks, there shall be at least two feet in the clear between passing trains. [CP"A correspondent of the Cincinnati Com writing from Philadelphia, notes ayise J about to he brought be/ore the Common PleaK o! that city, in which a foimer wife fthe second we believe) of Rev. Dr. Rufus W. Griswold, is • the plaintiff". She claims, according to this wri ter, that Dr. Griswold was never lawfully di vorced from her, though he has since married a third wife. David Paul Brown is the lady's counsel. The case promises, like all its kind, to be richer in the scandalous than in service to social or moral good. Several authors, male and female, are said to he subpoenaed to give evidence on points at issue. The case will be of principal interest to the literary world. A BAD HUSEAND. —Sarah Nichols, residing at Stewartstown, near Spang's iron works, in the vicinity of Sharpsburg, yesterday made information belbre Alderman Parkinson, to the eflect that her husband had repeatedly abused and threatened her with personal violence : that he refused to let her have the goods which she owned before marriage : that she kept a boarding housp. arid had to do all the work herself, not being allowed to hire a girl. She expressess a willingness, however, at the close of her deposi tion, to do all the labor, and kepp him in idle ness. if he will only cease to abuse her, and asks the protection of the law to that end. Mr. Nichols will have a hearing on Monday. A, SLEIGH, AND THREE PERSONS LOST THROUGH THE ICE.- —The Detroit Free Press of Tuesday savs tfiat on Monday last a man woman and child were drowned while at tempting to cross the river from that city to Canada. They were in a sleigh, drawn by a single horse, and nearly reached the Canada shore, when the horse broke the ice, CM as is """Supposed by some, fell through" gri air drawing the sleigh and its unfortunate ocCTU pants after him. The horse rose to the surface Ibr a moment, and then all were swept away, by the swift current beneath the ice. The acci dent was noticed bv several persons standing upon the shore, who immediately proceeded to the spot, but were too late to render any assis tance. — Pittsburg Union. RATHER SEVERE. —An eminent jurist who was said to have rather long shanks, was one dav practicing at the bar, and having occasion to cross-examine a sailor who had spoken of a hand-spike in the course of his evidence, he asked, with some asperity: "Well, sir, how iarge was this hand-spike which you tell of?" "About as large as usual," said Jack. "But how large—as large as a man's Dg ?" "Well," replied Jack, looking at the thin supporters of the jurist—"Well, it was not as large as a man's leg, but it might be as big as your'n, maybe." would advise you to put your head into a ilye tuli, it's rather red, " said a joker to a sandy haired girl. '•1 would advise you to put yours into an ov en, it's rather soft," said Nancy. correspondent of the Wisconsin Dem ocrat pays Chicago the following compliment: "Men are getting rich faster, and living higher, and doing more business, and drinking more and going to the devil generally by a shorter road, in Chicago, than in any place 1 have seen out West. Henry flay on Fusion. The following is an extract from a speech delivered by HENRY CLAY, in the House of Representatives, in Kentucky, Nov. 19, 18f>0, and now applicable to the doings in Congress ; and should, as a piece of information, be kept before the country as a beacon-light, that the people mav see and avoid the quicksands of the Black Republicans : "But if it (the Whig party) is to be merged into contemptible abolition party, and if abo rfTtionism is to be engrafted upon creed, from that moment 1 renounce the party and reuse to be a Whig. Igo a step further :if J amative, I will give my humble support to that man for the Presidency who, to whatever partv he may belong, is not contaminated by fanaticism, rather than to one who, crying out all the time that he is a Whig, maintains doc trines otterlv subversive of the Constitution and the Union."