Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, January 23, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated January 23, 1857 Page 1
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i B V (iEC. W. BOWJIAIY. XEW SERIES. Select [3 0 C t r n. The Landlady's SSnii^htea*. FROM cIILAND. I cime tfrsc students over the Rhine— ])dn-e Werter's home they entered in : ..l'an:e tVerter hast fhoii stood beer and wine? ,i ll( l vhere's (hat lovely daughter of thine / ~\lv beer and my wine are fresh and clear— y v daughter is lying cold on her bier." i-.v s'ept within the chamber of rest, lay the maiden in black robes drest. Tie first he drew from her face the veil ; -sn' wert thou alive, thou maiden so paie," };.• -aid a< he gazed .with sadden brow, ..(law dearly would I love thee now!" J:.e second, he covered the lace anew, • weeping he turned aside from the view; •■Ah, fiie ! thou that liest on a cold bier, T lie one i have loved lor many a year!" rip third otice more uplifted the veil, Hp kissed the lip- so deadly pale ; '•Thee loved I tv er, xti/l love I thee. Arid thee will 1 love through Eternity!" And that kiss, that kiss, with I'roniethean fiutne [•-.iill'd with new life the quivering frame; i the maid uprose and stood by his side, The student's own loved and loving bride! A Pi'ttfv Lyric. We'll pari no more, Oh, never ! Let gladness deck" tiiy brow. Our heart-are joined forever By each religious vow. Mi-t'ol tune's clouds have vanished, That caused our bo-orus pain ; Am! every care is banished. No more to come again. Hope"- star 1- biightty burning Within it- brilliant dome, And teil> ot joy returning To cheer our rural home. It sliines gloom to gladden, Dispelling griet and care, For sorrow ne'er can sadden While it remaioeth there. 'Mid flowery v ile> we'll wander, And bv the iaughing ream, Our bosorn- glowing tender "Neath Love's enchanting beam. In yonder cot reposing In plenty, side by side, Each mom fresh jov s disclaiming, Through Lie we JI gently glide. For the Gazette. COMMON SCHOOLS. NO. 3. lr purpose to -av something about School ifou-es ; ■ ninture ; to point out some defects, and to sug- j ;~t something byway 01 .improvement. tt ,-n we contemplate to eiect a dwelling house, i v-jiwavs seek out a proper location : and alfei this j we consider ll hi good taste to arrange eve- : :g within and without to make it Subserve the i-e of beauty a- well as comfort and concern- ' - in-. The [dan and locality ot' such a house, is r!y maimed be lore Die foundation is laid, The 1 -ct to be -at 1-tied in all that which belongs to .iu,e, in order to subserve all iiiture purposes. \ when we com if* to trie School lloii-e. it is a >i,..di!e .n:t. that 1.1-te i- mamiested In a vain*- ti'erent v\,.y-. One Las such a taste, and the • , : ; a diifeienl one. anil the third cLtiers from * *.. in t! at when all is -aid and done in such mat- ; we find ali agtee to disagree, and Ttie schoid is nut somewhere or anywhere, ordv so that I •--hoot-fiou-e 1- built after some fashion. Where j we look tor its locality and what kind of bouse is ! We invariably see such localities sought out, i shame would even for hid the erection of a It is either OH some high hill, exposed fo - p;t tioriii! oi' winter, or beside the lull where i ' < i-t.iiig lains would find entrance 10 cover the r with dirt; some wet marshy spot in valley j ■si rounded with water at certain seasons ot tl.e -vr; or behind ttie town in allies, where it is iden * fc—.l with a stable-like appearance rather than that j --chool-house. Besides, 110 respect is had lo play j where the children are to exercise in the; •ii uir, to give them some relief alter confinement. , re-pecl is had as to proper localities in their ; - : 1.1. and a- little re pect tor the furniture in said -.*>. Instead of making them comfortable and 1 >— .rut, we find them to the contrary. Ibe ceil to* s<,;t;,. school-bouses I- so low, that when the j [. latitre reaches a htile above ttie ordmaiy heat, ' i mating to an almost red-hot ten-plate, which d -erve better tar baking process than warming, - 1 hirer: would gladly become fugitives than in in such positions, w hereby to bring out the ; •' ot'n "cation; or it is so cold as to freeze up all op- A suitable locality -tiootd always bo kept in view, * sufficient play ground to atlord ample room for -- ii-r. : t spirts ol children. As much care and ■ct should be had in the erection of a school 's, a> in tiiecase of a dwelling-house or a church. ' • i materials should be provided, so that a good e can he lurit. It should be built so as to be an *t 1 -I.t lo the community, wtyre the people can * pride -end then children. Ttie ceiling should * a aood height, -av twelve or more feet, fixing trie it of the window-sash, so as to let it down in i- -leretice to hoisting the lower part of the window*. " '■> this fixture the room will be properly venti.a --* • Mid thus keep up a proper lite to study. ' tie house should be properly furnished in order to ' -it the children comfortable. The benches should ■ lVe backs to them, and the desks and benches •'•'l be a proper height. If too high, they will ■'-•.or tfi. chili miserable; they -houhi then be so "in order to let the teet ret upon the t'oor. 1 •*> w*..i give comfort and cheerlulne-s to study. * >re -hould be maps, charts, and bv* all means a tck-bcwrd in offery school-house. We do not see Ike intelligent teacher is to get along without ' e,l >- If maps and charts cannot be obtained, a J ck-uoa,-(! at lea-t should be seen in every school •t. It belongs to the school-house, anil is an itn ot'ant part of the furniture. We are aw are that J >' "lo not regard the black-board of any use, ,*<*' :>r* they dis-countenance its use altogether. '"* :.ave known parents and directors rait out against * us e of a black-board. When teachers ma'de et ''to introduce one into the school, such assert, books are to be ti-ed in commiinicaling instruc -1 and not the board. Any method that will tend 1 'mice the pupil, should not bu discarded on Die 01 some introduction differing p rom old, s kou!i| be hailed with delight ami find a hearty carrence bv all, when intended to awake the R berinj energies of the mind, to behold a bright er day, ST. CLAIR. I INDIAN BRIDGE RELATED R V DA NI EL AVEHSTER. "Once upon a time there lived a innn in Contocook by the name of Bow-en Peter Bo ; wen not a man of large substance, hut still what we would call in .New Hampshire ;t 'lore handed man.' Living on the frontier, he ne cessarily became touch in contact with the In dians'—sometimes in hostile contact. Fearless, and abounding in resources, he had gained a name among them, and theie were tew of their braves who would have cared to meet him sin- j jgle handed. Not iiutuiallv quarrelsome, he had avoided unnecessary hostilities with the savages, and, indeed, had gained no little of. their good will by nuinv acts of generosity, for j I with no people more than with then, w ere f ! bravery and liberality he'd in high estima- II ion. Sabatis and Plausawa were the two priuci ' pal chiefs of the tribe, the smoke of whose j wigwams arose nearest the settlements of the i English colonists. The-first was of a sullen and vindictive disposition, arid, when excited :by drink, intractable and savage. Plausawa : was ola milder temperament, and felt better ; disposed low-aid the English. He hat! inter- I changed kind offices u ith them, and warned ; them more than once of pints against tlieir safe- i , tv. At this lime there was a truce between the 1 Indians and the colonists, and both parties had j engaged to punish anv violation of it. If an Indian should he killed by an Englishman the colonists promised to treat it as a capital crime, j and the Indians, on their part, made a corres ponding stipulation. There was peace between , the crowns of France arid England, and their respective colonies affected to keep it at least : in name. Ravins upon this present soot! understand ing, Subatis and Plausawa on day nadea hun ting excursion upon the shores of the M.*rri rnnc, in which thev were very successful.— Tin v were encountered, late in !';■ afternoon, loaded with th -hips of the anin ;:'s they had killed. Sy two Englishmen, sornew here near Rosea wen. Sib.itis had procured drink from the settlers, a!ways too eager to barter it for furs, and was in a quarrelsome humor. I'lau sawa, therefore, cautioned these men against any attempt to trade u ith hire, and ate;-' 1 them to go home. "There ate , titers of the In >e about," he l, "who would snppal Sa!>ali< in any hostile demonstration.'' As they were departing, Sainti- cried out to them, "we want no more of you English here! J have evil in my heait, and if you do not leave our territories, and abandon them fore--', •• •' aih nt.e and ti "e (Vo.. y<)U. We will drive the pale faces into the the water 1" One of the men replied, "there s no hgnting now be tween us Eistilish ami Indians are ail broth ers." They !ad not gone far on 'heir home ward road before they tret Pi-It Bowen. ar ! telling him 0} the threats >f Sabatis, endeavor ed to persuade him to accompany then; home. Bowen laughed. "Threatem-d men," he sai l, "lived long, I would not prize a life heir! at tiie mercy of these ravages, f will meet them in friendship b." fight, as best suits them. ' The Indians had got into their canoe before he over it k them, and were going up the river. B>- wt-ri hail'd them, and urged lite;.' t.> go to his Irons-", where they would have a frolic, ami t-ass the night. Alter sine reluctance on the part of plausav a, they assented, and accompa nied Rowen to his house in Contooook. Bo > eri fiat! tnanv a deep carouse with the Indians, u::d understood how to manage them. lie sat before them, drinking cups an 1 .hot ties of runt; and leaving ins wife—a woman as ft.;: 1 le.-s and courageous as himself-—to en tertain them, W'-nt out of the room m the pre text of erbw to the Well f,r water. But while ho was a sent fn* drew the chains fi<m their ■guns, which i!h*v had unsuspectingly Hit be hind tlie door iu the entry. The night wore on, and th'ir potations wire deep and oil 10- peatvd. At first the Indians were greatly pleased—laughed at Boweii's stoi us, and cal ler! him Itrother : but by degr>*-s, astney drank mure deenlv, tliev hegan lo grovt* qu-nrelsunro, abused the English and threatened ite-ir exter mination. BuW" n affected to treat lite tin eats as jokes, hut had all the white a watchful eye oft '.hi-ir rr.otiuus. At last the sun ru.-e, and tin* Indians said it was time to g"> home. Tii>*y liad not drank so tnuch but that tin y could walk a- well as ever—the rum Fad only affec ted their brains. Bowen consented to take his horse and carry tlmir b.ggige to tin* place wh-re they had h*|'i the canoes. On the way S3 bat is proposed lo run a race against Bow en mounted: but lii'* latter, judging from Salati-' eye and manner that some mischief was inten ded, at lir-t declined to run, hut finally, on mm.*i: urging, consented to run, taking, , >.vev <*r, good care to let the Indian outrun the horse. Si at is seemed much played with his victory, and laughed heartily at Bowen for owning -o i sorrv an animal. For awhile they travelled a long after this in ariparentlv good humor, til! Sabatis, as they wt ie neat ing the river, turn.-d around to Bowen and said, "the pal- lace must the woJ with us"—that is to go with i them as a prisoner. Bowen replied, in seeming unconcern, that lie could not walk the wood, for Indian and Englishman were now brothers. Whereupon Sabatis proposed a second race, and that Bowen should unload his horse and start ; a little before him, "because." he .-aid, "the j horse of the pale face couid not run so fast as Suhatis."' This Bowen refus-'d to do, hut con sented to start at the sam-time. Tliev started, hut the horse had riot got far ahead of tin* Indi an before Bowen heard a gun snap, ami looking around, saw the smoke arid the gun pointed at ! him. He turned and buried his tomahawk in 'the Indian's head. He then went hack to meet Plausawa, w ho, seeing the fate of his friend, took aim at Bowen and fired ; lus gun flashed. Then he begged Bowen to spare his life ; plea • ded his innocence cd Sabatis' intent, and called FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFOp PA. JAN. 30, 1857. to mind the many kind acts he had done to Englishmen, the lives of many of whom his in tercession had saved, but ali in vain. Bow en knew very welt that there would never be safe ty for him ?o long as the friend of Sabatis lived. One must die, arid to secure himself it w as nec essary to jiut Plausawa to death, and as the lat ter turned to tlv lit' struck his tomahawk into his skull. The dead bodies he hid under a small bridge, ever after called Indian Bridge, where they were discovered the next spring. The colonies at this time were desirous of'be ing on good terms with the Indians, when ever war broke out between them, the latter were always aided by the French in Canada.— Tlie sodden disappearance of men of.such note as Sabatis and Plausawa occasioned the border ers no little alarm ; tor some time their deaths were undiscovered, and when the manner of it became known, serious apprehensions were lelt ol Indian retaliation. Low en \va samsted and placed in Exeter jail: and the Indians were as sured that proper punishment should he indic ted upon him, according to the terms ol the treaty. But the people of the vicinage assem bled hastily and in large force, hr.oke.iuto the jail, and released Hie prisoner. In those daws killing Indians was no murder ; and, in this case. Bow-en's friends maintained that the act was committed in self-dvteiice, so, perhaps, it might be considered, on Bon-en's account, with rebutting circumstances. The fact that the In dian? had large quantities of furs in their ca noes, which Bowen appropriated as ojji/na apu /"/, threw iiue .suspicion upon his proceedings. However, he returned quietly to his home ; and as tlie French War, < aiied in Europe the Seven Year's War, soon aft*j i.ioke cut, no iuilht-r notice was taken of the act : and Bowen died at a good old age. Bui she 1 xtraorrlinarv circumstances atten ding the transaction was its effect upon Boweu's son—a youth at the time of some dozen years. Either ien-ct>e at Ins lather's deed, or appre hensions of Indian revenge, "kept l is mind in continual agitation, ami iie grew una reserved, wayward, iacompn hen.ubje person. He shun ned intercourse with Id, feiiuwinen, guarded lus house with redou led holts, and slept with his gun beside him. 5 >o;i after he had moved at mmEs > s!ate, his anticipation of indtan n - venge had become a monoiiiaiiia. He heard their V dees HI the sigh of the winds, the rust ling of the leaf announced their stealthy tread, ami fie saw their dusky forms in the waving grain. He dared not leave his house for fear of an ambush, nor look cut of tin* window h.-t a bullet of the lurking foe should hit him. Mor tal I"'Up sat at his table, pursued him like a phan tom through the day, and in the deep wniche* of the night :-tartl.-> ! *•■"••• Own. njs unwholesome vduin'oea... This ("Can. * after awhile, HI). . rabie : ant! he at last determined upon an act Oi seeming desperation. Consulting*op inform ing none of his friends, he left ids home, j.aiin ev.'d into Canada, and surrendered hiniceli to the tribe of Ihe murdered men a- all expiatory sacrifice. The Indians, ha: i ..rous often in the treatment of their captives seldom ma it reach a voluntary prisoner. They took Bowen into their tri'.e, and ti .* mother of the slaughtered Pfausaw a adopt" .. him as iser s :i. He in came acqu.anted with their cost" joined their ex peditions, participated i*i their foliums, and. in deed, became one id them. In his old age, however, i desire to revisit the -'..(lis (! lit.' childhood overtook him, aiul the Indian-, in terposing no obstacle to his wishes, he led them, his Indian mot Iter being dead, returned to Con to, and Jo n in p> ace among ids kinsi -ik a:. ! n. ig.bbo.s, t> whom his adventitious iif>* f\i in is!; • . i a never failing theme of interesting con versa:. 11. Moke Fti.iuo: I.E.NT FIX.WCIUUS C'OWU TC... 1 1 iiidul. ut financiering is getting to he con sidered disreputable and becotr ing danger*.us, w !n*ther 111 the form of forgery, stealing, or il legal and dishonest hanking, tine C. .Muiiland James has just experienced the uncertainty of human affairs, aim the whob > >n:i* op< rations *. f the law, in a conviction which tie has so Hered in ttie criminal court at Chicago, Illinois, am: a sentence of fen ..-ears' imprisonment for band. He, with a con Ijntnr named H\d<*, set up the exchange business in Chicago. They had an a ger.t in the same citv who procured the prin ting oh a large number of hills of the denomina tion of Si and s*2, purporting to be bills fthe American Exchange Rank of the Distiict of Co lumbia, and bought bv the above firm. Tin ir agent paid t'hepe bills out in the business of a mercantile house in which he was employed, ami sen! them to a distant part of the country, to avoid, of course, unpleasant calls from hold ers seeking the redemption of the bi.'.'s. The bills would, however, come hack f>r red en n tinn, ami the lilt!- trouble the financiers expe rienced in this was unavoidably increased by suspicions and rumors that there was no bank of such a name in the District of Columbia.— Tlies- rumors becoming convictions, the !.ankers were indicted. One ran awav, hut the other was tri-d and convicted, and is now serving the Stale bv sawing stone in the penitentiary. i li recent convictions will go far to satisfy those disposed to be rogues and sbarj>ers>, that th-re is danger in the business—that the public are no longer disposed to look leniently upon crime which evinces cufen-ss, or to treat hand as anything els-' than rascality, however success ful it may prove in its operations. "Huntsty is tile be.->t policy."— Philuddphvi Ledger. CUBA. —The Zanesville Jurora gives the fol lowing forcible reason for the acquisition of Cuba : "We pav $19,000,000 per annum of a lav on sugar—good sugar —the best of sugar.—

Now, the Island of Cuba is worth about sl-3,- 000,6f)0, but suppose we were to give $190," 000,000 for that Island. You see, we could pay for it in (en wars, with the sugar tax a lom , and the beauty of the calculation is, that at the end of those ten years we need have no more sugar tax, plenty of sugar,and a vcrijjtnt Island to Loot." Freedom of TionsEt and Opinion. ISDWKATHM HEETIISG AT MAUTI.\S BURGII. t ■ Thf ciliz-iisof Aiartirisburgh Borough, North \\Qtufffcry an i Housten townships, Biair.coun ty, hei i a (riffling at the Town Hail on Satur day evening, Jan. 17, to express their indigna tion at the treachery of men who, pretending to be Dymooruts, iiJKv by their actions openly betrnyl'd their party. The meeting was called to order and tile fol lowing gentlemen were selected as oflicers : Pendent—MA J THEO. SNYDER. Vine T'IV -idenis—DA ViD MORELAND, D. S. liiJjRKET, THOS. KURTZ, VVJVL L. s,\'Y mm. Secretary—Dß. A. J. CRISSMAN. On'mkuig the chair, the President explained the object of the meeting. Onf motion of David Ilagy tb- j following gentlejrien were appointed tiy the chair a coro mitteedo prepare resolutions expressive of the sense oftiie luntiii"; Dr. A. J. CRISSMAN, P. GALLAGHER, J. C. EVER HART, DAVID HAOY, L. A. OLLEIG, JEREMIAH HAGY. After deliberation, the following resolutions were reported and unanimously adopted: Resdlveu, That the course pursued hv H- n ry D. foster, John CresweiJ, aad other persons efect'-d as Democrats to trie Legislature cd Pennsylvania, in disregarding trie Usages of the Democratic pmty, and in refusing to vote for the caucus nominee tor U.S. Senate meets with our titlemilified disapprobation, and that we re gard tb.-r. henceforth as not belonging to the Democratic puitv. Uesoiv-t-rl, That the God-forsaken creatures, Geo. vVagons' ller, VVm. P. Leho, and Samuel MeneaY, deserve the contempt of all honest men, and should receive the reward of traitors. R> solved, 'I hat us t i Go. Cameron's chat af ter and abilities, we respectfully, refer his frieivla—both Know Nothings and Black Jie puiilo ai s, to the circular is>i:-d by E. E. Jor dan, D.;v i.i Taggart D Co., about two years a go, as a itishones! man, not qualified by educa tion or talent fur any jiositioii whether public ot private. R solved, That v. e approve t .{ the nomina tion by the Democratic party, ol Col. J. W. Eorney, who, although stricken down by trai tors, u ill rise again, nearer and dearet to the Democracv than ever. Resolved, That til' s- proceedings be publish ed ;:i 'he Democratic Standard, Bedford Ga zette. .Huntingdon Glob--, are! Pennsylvania!!. T SN i L)hK, rrt\s't. A. J. CatSSitAX, Sec'y. A ILL'S Ror TIN: i\\u: OMNG Powt;:;.— A few of the Mack-republican i-'urnaLs of New York appear tote heart iiv ashamed of the wanton and wicked abuse of the pardoning power by their late govern "• A'lvrort 11. (.'lark. The New Auk I :u:es savs : "IV have ! re announced, as an item t.f m.-w-. nt.e ft: in-u whom Gov. Chirk pardoned nut of the State juison had committed an assault with a siung-shot upon a man whose li. was considered in iV-ng l "• Tlie man has since died, and the coroner's jtp-V Rive i endt-r --etf a verdict that lie came to his death by blows inflicted bv three men, one ot wlu.m was Ber nard Lounev. t his i- the man who had served ut less than two years of the ten to which lie w ,-s sentenced I . a rap ', u hen Gov. Clash let him out of the . ute ptisun, just before going ■nt ol i'lice hi. if. V. .- si.all, we It ar, yon hear ot otln-r acts of violence from some of the ther felons v\ horn the governor in his ill-ad vi sed cieuii-ncv set ;:t iujeity. Sc.". E'MTV or Ovs'i; ;s.—lhe ice and the Sheriff have made Gvs'.-rs very scarce in Baltimore. Tim Baltimore American, Jan. 11, Since the blockade of the harbor by ice, in so far as it has pre c. nted ti.e arrival of oyster kcMts, limse bivalves Imve become wry scarce, and are now selling at et- rn.otis high '-rices, eight dollars per ha; n ! of two busfe le having been prod for tl em within a day or two past. Y s terdav morning it was announced that a cargo of twenty-five hundred bushels had arrived,and in a short time the wharf was filled with those eager to purchase, when the appeared and took jit--" s>; ;; oi the whole cargo. It ap l >are ;| that s. ■le eight or ten days ago, Mr. C. T. Mafthv leaded a schooner wish shell lime to lie -mid down the b iv, and with the proceeds ot itic sale the captain u ..s to purchase oysters to be delivered to Mi. M. lie obtained the load, nut on coming up the bay found the nav igation obstructed, at. i returned to Norfolk, where be ofieml the oysters for sale. They were then purchaser! by Messrs. Smith &. Set it, mho . ;;t them on to this city in the shell. As so n as they arrived Mr. Malthy laid claim to them, and upon the refusal 10 surrender them, he caused a writ td replevin to he issued, and iv ith tiiat took possession of them, to the discon tent of a large number who had anxiously n uaitecl their arrival in the anticipation 01Y1 fast. Just now oysters are very precious, and though they would command a large pi ice, the supply is not one twentieth equal to tpe de mand. FROVTEP FM:T.— Tim following is a simple, and said to be an effectual remedy against fros ted feet, and one that will afford immediate je lief. If the present cold weather continues sume of onr readers doubtless will have occa sion for a remedy of this kind. Heat a brick very hot and hold the {hot over it as closely as it can be without burning. Cut an onion and dipping repeatedly in salt,-rub it over the foot. Tile juice of the onion will be dried into the foot, and a few applications is certain to cure the most severe frost bites. Lore and BeaJh—A Terrible Tragedy Sss Illinois. The Aurora Beacon publishes the following particulars of the late lamentable affair at Mon mouth, Warren county, Illinois. They were communicated to the Beacon by a gentleman who was in Monmouth at the time of their oc currence : Mr. William Crozier, a very respectable young man of Monmouth, a man ol good char acter, good morals, and a member ol one of the churches, became deeply attached to the daugh ter of Mr. Win. Fleming, of the same place, which attachment was strongly reciprocated.— But alas for the young man, although possessed of an excellent character, he was poor. This vva sufficient to array the father, who was re puted to be wealthy, and the sons, against him. They ali bitterly opposed his aspirations for the hand and heart of the young lady, and sought every opportunity to show th< ir fe. lings and express their contempt for the poor young man. It is reported that he had been accosted bv the old man Fleming even in the streets, and taunt ed him with his want of wealth. "Ah ! voting man, vou arc getting op in the world! Von would tike to marry old Fleming's daughter, and get some cf oid Fleming's money wouldn't von V Tiic voting man, thotij:h stung to the very quick of his sensitive sou!, would put up, :ti silence. with tho gruceler-s insults, and nut taunt back again, restrained by the deepafiec tion for the daughter. To stifle, if possible, the love of the young ladv, her father determined to send her away to Pennsylvania, so that by absence and distance, he might estrange her ac knowledged affection for the young man. In accordance with this resolution she was sent, but on taking the cars, she was heard to ex press intention yet to marry Mr. Crozier, in spite of the unkind efforts of her friends to prevent it. Alter the young lnr'v had I e-n gone sometime, there were sortie movements on the part of Crozier, w iirh led the Fleming's to suspect I hat he intended to follow her to the re-elusion they had provided fur her. This Kb to the horrible fragedv. On Tl.nrsdav morning, Dec. 11th, Mr. V m. Fleming with his two sans, Henry and John, and a lawyer who was employed, by them for the occasion, proceeded to (he Baldwin House, in Monmouth, where young Crozier hoarded, and between the hours of 8 and 9 in the fore noon, requested an interview with him at his room, lie went with them, as requested, am! when he had entered the room, the elder Flem ing locked the door. There they remained, our informant said, from about 9 o'clock, A. M. to M-, locked in. During the time they were thus locked in, every effort was made by tim Timings, both father and sons, and by lite lawyer, to induce Crozier to sign >uch i. writing as they should dictate, renounc ing the yoiiu iady ill question forever. This he resoiutelv refused todo, in spite of threats arm persuasions, v> hich were freely used. A sort oi compromise uriting was finally agreed upon arid signed, which was satisfactory to the .at he ;mt i> tire sous. i ii.-v ih clared they won id have revenue by lashing him with aw l.ip they brought for the purpose,and which they proceed d to execute. Alter they iiad struck six or seven blows Crozier determined to resist with all iris might. A desperate scuttle ensued. One of the Flem ings drew a pistol and tired at Crozier with in tent t>) I,:!!. Just as he fired, however, ihe lawyer struck the hand which held the pistol up, ami tiie charge lodged in lire ceiling in stead of the head of the voting man. Crozier then assailed tin* assassin with a jack-knife, stabbed him, and instantly killed him. Mean time Ihe report of the pistol alarmed the house, ant! the brother of Crozier being there, rushed to the rescue. Finding the door locked on the inside, he burst it open, and with one blow knocked down the elder Fleming, who opposed his passage. As son as the door was burst open, the brother who was last wounded pass ed down into the bar-room, tell and expired.— The iii..w which felled the eider Fleming left aim tor a time senseless. Tims in attempting by force to compel voung Crozier to accede to their tyrannical demands, two brothets were slain bv the person assailed, and the third person toughiv handled. When the deed was done Crozier volunta rily surrendered himself to the proper officers tor vxarnination, and was, we understand, ac quitted on the ground of justifiable homicide in >e!i~-defence. Vi hen it was suspected that Croiz°r was go ing to follow Miss Fleming to Pennsylvania, a nother brother was despatched post haste, to bring her horn-', and when the fatal tragedy oc curred they had not returned. A ?.!isr.:: AIILE SWINDLER. —The Phi!a;i•• !- phia Lrdger tell the story of a ?lr. who was admitted as a free patent in the Massachusetts On.-ral Hospital about five months' since, and while Iyincr <>:• !;:< bed ot sickness managed to serine the confidence and affections of his nurse, a Miss T. The unsuspicious woman revealed to her loved patient the iact that site had saved out oi iier earnings over $4-00: and this finan cial statement induced Mr. id. to make a decla ration oi bis love, which was joyfullv received and also reciprocated by the nurse. As soon as the patient became convalescent, a week before Christinas, the wedding came oil', and the "hap py paii" took lodgings at one oi oar best hotels. On the morning: after their marriage the hus band proposed to his wife that it would he more convenient and sa(er to have her little fortune, then represented in hank hills, changed into gold. The wife assented, and handed him the bills, which he left the hotel with, and has net been heard ot since, ltv this rascally swindle the wile been left completely penniless, not having money enough to even pav the bote! hill. The swindler had been previously mar ried, but was divorced Jrom his wife on her ap plication. TER.IIS, S3 PKIt YEAR. VOL XXV. NO. 22. TERRIBLE SUTERIXG OX THE PLAINS. A Idler from the St. Louis Republican, da ted St. Joseph, Aliss u;ri, December 30, >a\s : "We have information of the leturn ofa hun tincr party from the Liltie Blue iu a most deplo rable condition. They were Mr. James String fellow, Mr. Van Dorser, and Mr. Morrell—the first fiom Atchison, Kansas Territory, and the two latter from South Carolina. Gen. Matthews saw them after their hair-breadth escapes, and gives me the following thrilling narrative: "When they reached the Bit; Blue they fixed their encampment, tut finding only a few Lutla !o, they iej't tr.-ir camp in charge of a negto belonging to Ivlr. Van Dorscr, and proceeded fi ver to tile little Blue. On the first evening out they were overtaken by a storm of wind and snow, and lost their way. They wandered for eight days without fire or food. They blew the tubes out of th-ir guns in their etiorts to kindle a fire, and then threw their guns away. The /ft of Van Durser and Morrelf became frosted, and they were so exhausted from fa tigue and starvation, that Mr. Stringfellow, who had some mountain experience, was scarcely a ble to get them to move along, lie encouraged them by every means, until they finally reach ed a habitation, and were saved. Mr. Morrell and .Mr. Van Dorser, however, will lose their f; !, and Mr. btringiellow some of his toes. Their sufferings were beyond description, and they will be ifi fur some weeks to come. The negro, who remained in camp, is uninjured, al though he suiiered a good deai from the severity of the colri, and anxiety fbr his master and friends. They are all now safely lodged in Atchison. "The <Ti*npral also informs me that a rumor reached hint thai two stirvecin® parti •'&, one of which was Sam Parsons', who is well known in voor city, had bee.o murdered by the Camanche Indians, The country in which they wers op e rating is n -ar the Sac r* ovation, in the south western J art < f the Territory, and'near the Ar kansas line. These Indians and the Camanch '•s have frequent cor:flirts. A short time ago the Sacs made an incursion into a Carnanche village and i.ilied several of their people and stole many of their horses. A little while al ter, when the Carnanche warriors returned from their hunt, they made a descent upon the Sacs, and on their way they massacred t'.re two parties of United States surveyors who were unarmed and taken wholly by surprise. "lien. Matthew was runxiir.g some lines himself in that paitofthe country during the summer, and thinks the report probably true.— He also states that oniv a portion of Caldwell's party hail 40: in from W extern Kansas* arid the ueuer is <nax tne remains w are irozeo 10 ueuin. ♦•in my last let ter, of the 30th u!t., I told vou of the sufferings ot the general and his par tv. They were not far from Caldwell's party. They, however, after great exertion, under which they almost sank, reached this city, and have been so admirably nursed as to be "nearly we!! again." KO&RFBLE SL'PERSTITIOX. Flogging -t Reputed l'i itch to Death. The KrownsviMe (Texas) Flag notices a case ■i superstitious bar. urisn: which almost surpas ses belief, it is said to have occurred in Mata rnoras, Mexico, about a month ago : i It seemed that a young lady of Matamoras was taken sick, and an old ladv of the neigh borhood, said to have some <k ill in the virtue of ' herbs, was solicited to visit and administer to the patient. From some cause or other the old lady failed to attend, and suspicious repotts were circulated that the old ladv baci bewticAed the y ung one. The authorities were petition ed to compel the attendance of the old one.— ' Olikers were sent take her before her supposed victim, and these miserable ignorant wretches reported that thev, on several occasions, repaii j ed to her domicit, and could not tind her at ' heme, hut lound instead a suspicious looking black cat. Alter seve:al ejibrls, however, they louiit! the old woman at home, instead of her black cat, and she was taken to the piesence of the invalid. But her herbs failing to restore the sick to health, and the meddlesome black cat persisting in following its owner, and being by the neighbors found in the room of the inva lid instead of her mistress, fixed the opinion fast m the minds of these ignorant people, that the old woman and biack cat were one and the same person—thai she being a witch could take tlie form of the cat and assume her own shape at will—that the invalid was a victim of her diabolical art. With these convictions, it is said they sought out the unfortunate old creature, and actually lied her up with thongs, and cruel ly flogged her to death as a witch. In justice to the civil authorities of Matamoras, we art happy to state that thev were not a party to tile tragic part of this singular transaction, and that they were piompt in ariesting the ac tors. llow T'HF.Y TREAT FKES!I CONVICTS.— On the arrival of a convict at Sing Sing he is first submitted to the chief keeper, Mr. Stewart, who decides in which shop he will put him.— Should he possess an alias, it is inserted opposite his name in the "Bohk of Aliases," which woik has now become of considerable size. He is then taken to a room in which he is undressed ,to the skin, and then placed in a large tub of water and washed all over. This arrangement must t;e highly disagreeable to those individuals who hav- been accustomed to spend their time amongst the great unwashed, but most excess ively mortifying to such as have been cleanly - in their habits. Some of the latter occasional ly object, but they are handled roughly in re turn, and forced to go through the ceremony.— The superfluous dirt being removed, tiiey are then weighed anu measured : a suit of striped cloth is then furnished them, and they take ; tin ir place among the initiated.