Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 27, 1857, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 27, 1857 Page 1
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ti 151 EO. W. HOIVHAI. NEW SERIES. Select poetry. From the Pennsylvanian. THE COTTAGE BY THE GLEX. UV W.VI. B. SICKS. iIsNY years have glided by me, Since I stood beside the stream. Which went bubbling o'er the pebbles, Happy in my boyish dream. .My heart was light and joyous— It bad felt no sorrow then, And each day came fraught with pleasure, To the cottage by the glen. J remember well the school-mates, Who were happy with me there; How we roamed the fields together, And plucked the flowers lair. Every hill-side we had clambered, Vet we climbed them o'er again; And at night our laugh was merry, In the cottage by the glen. I remember well the grave-vard, VVith its briar-woven wall: Anil the church that stood close bv it, With its spire, grim and tall. Olt we sported on the verdure, 'Mid the graves of buried men; Never dreaming time wa- fleeting, In the cottage by tlie glen. 1 remember well tlip duck-pond, And the rushes by its side; Where the croaking Irogsl pelted, Cruel in my bovish pride. I remember, too, I planted, liy its side a willow, then; It is now a towering giant, Near the cottage hy The glen. 1 remember, too, the sisters And tlie brothers w ith me there; How we gathered in a circle. At the evening hour of prayer. But that circle now is broken, Broken ne'er to meet again; One, alas! in death is sleeping Near the cottage by the glen. I have suffered many changes, Since 1 left that happy spot; .Many scenes of joy I've numbered, Vet I ran forget it not. And often, 'mid the bu-tle And the strife of busy men, Mv heart turns sadly, fondly, To the cottage by the glen. Extraordinary Case of lEesiiic ■*:sni. A young woman in Galashiels, eighteen \-ars old, was seized twenty-three weeks ago with a severe hilltous fever, which left her ve ry weak and prostrate. Dr. Tweedle resolved to try the effects of mesmerism. (Chloroform had been used previously with only partial suc cess.) Accordingly, after sonte trials, lit* suc ceeded in throwing her into the magnetic slum ber. The poor gill had previously to tlt is com pletely lost the power of"speaking and hearing, and could only make herself understood hv wri ting. She then fell into a kind of trance, in which she remained perfectly unconscious for several weeks, except at the will of the mes meric operatoi, who gradually began to acquire an extraordinary Influence over the state both ol her mind and body. We shall briefly de scribe what we u ere witnesses to the other day. On entering with the doctor, the patient, who hat! been left in the magnetic sleep, immedi ately woke np and was aware of his presence, lhe eyes were open and looked natural enough, while the color of the face was also quite fresh, and rather hearty looking. She saw the mes inei ist, but no one else in the room, and no ob ject which did not belong to or was under the influence of the operator. At this moment she was both deaf and dumb. The poiver of speech was first restored bv passes and points on the larny.x, and afterwards tlie deafness was remo ved in about five minutes, by the same process, 'lie patient manifesting intense pain and slight ly convulsed as the senses were being restored. She now spoke freely, and heard the voice of the mesmerist. He proceeded to excite vari ous paits of the body, commencing with tlie under joint of the little finger, l'pon this she declar-d that she heard air vocal music. The next finger was touched, when she heard conn t-r, and so on until the whole four fingers were excited, when she S aid she heard a full orcb**stia ol male and female voices performing the seve pirts of air, counter, tenor, and bass. On '?ing asked, she even repeated the words she thought she heard sung, although she did so "*tth some reluctance. The upper joints were n "kt irritated, when the same effects were pro duced, only the music was instrumental. Various other experiments were shown us. Ine elbow being irritated, produced a fit of laughing. The heel gave a disposition to dance, a nd cot responding visions. The shoulder joint produced the idea of flowers of great variety, f, ut none of which the' patient could name. I Us inability to name or distinguish external or natural objects was more remarkable, both with '"gard to external and visionary objects. She did not know her own name, could not see a u atch, unless it was the operator's, or had been magnetized by him, and even then did not know jt s name or use. Further experiments tot hp knee joint, which produced 1 'jfhtful images of dogs; cheek bone, of a hen and eggs ; ankles, rabbits, bridge of noses, flies; and the [saint of the nose, of birds, also evi dentlyof a frightful kind, as the vision ended "i screaming and terror. The moment the ex ' "ation was withdrawn from a particular part, j* 1 object fled, and not the slightest recollection j it remained or. the mind of the patient. Of extraordinary phenomena we can pretend ''Rive no explanation. They are evidently iq n Je depths of human nature and cou | stitntion, which mesmerists are only now in vestigating. We merely publish w bat we have seen, and we think it is our duty as a journal ist, to make such a remarkable case known, in order that Dr. Gregory, or some experienced mesmerist may make the above the subject of investigation.— Border [Scotland) Adver tiser. From the Grand Rapids Enquirer. A TALE or KBGSRESOK l.\D FACTS. A NEW PHA.-SE OK SPIRITUALISM. We have received the following letter from Dr. John Moreton, a gentleman of veracit v and professional standing. We think Us perusal will convince every one of our readers of the entire truth of all that is said about modern Spiritualism : GRAND TRAVERSE, Mich., ) Dec. 23. 1 SAG. \ EDITOR ENQUIRER : T send the following ac count of a most extiaordinary event, or trans action—or what you will—because, in my o piniori, it ought not to be suppressed: hut on the contrary, thoroughly investigated. In the midst of the excitement here, such a thing as a calm and unbiased examination is altogether out of the question, nor would it be sal" to attempt it, inasmuch as the determination of the people is very strong to "hush it up." As I myself am one ol the chief characters concerned in the affair, I dare not attempt, if 1 possessed the a bilitv, to determine the character of what I am about to relate. I left your city to establish mys<>lf here, as* you will remember, some lime in July last—a young and inexperienced physician. Almost tlie first patient I was called to visit was a Mrs. II lyden a woman of' thirty-five years of age, of a strong constitution and well balanced mind, (apparently) and (apparently) v\ ith little or no imagination. She was*, however, a "spir itualist," with th< reputation nf h* ing a superior "medium." Her usual physician, J. N. Wil liams, was abs-'iit, hence her application to me. 1 found her laboring under a severe attack of typhus fever, which threatened to | rove fatal, j Having prescribed lor her I left, promising to 1 send Dr. W., as soon as fee returned. This was on Saturday morning. At night, Dr. W. took the patient oil my hands and I did not see her again until Friday evening of the ensuing week. I then found her living and remained with lieroiatil her decease, which took place precisely at midnight. She was, or appeared to be, rational during the whole of my visit, though 1 was informed that she had been deliii ous Ihe greater part of the week. There wa* nothing re ma rkah I e"*abd 111 !.er symptoms : I should say the disease had taken its natural course. At the tine of the decease there were in the room, beside myself, her husband, Mrs. Green, (her sister,) Mrs. .Miles, (a neighbor.) Her hus band, whom I particular!v noticed, was very | thin and weak, then suffering from a quick con sumption, already beyond recovery. He bote the character of a clear-minded, very firm, il literate hut courteous man, and a most strenu ous unlet it rtr in Spiritualism. There had been some subdued conversation— such as is natural in such scenes—the patient i taking no part in it, except to signify, in a taint and gradually diminishing voice, her wants, j in.til about an hour before her death, when a. sudden and indescribable change came over her features, voice, and w hole appearance—a change which her husband noticed by saving with, as I thought, wholly unwarranted Litter-, mss, "There go those cursed spirits again." The patient hereupon unclosed her eyes, and fixed a look of unutterable emotion on her hus band—a look so direct, searching and unwa-; vering, that I was not a little startled bv it. j Mr. Havden met it vv.itli something like art un happy defiance, and finally asked of his wife: what she wanted. She immediately replied in a voice of perfect health : "You know." 1 was literally astonished at the words, and ; tlie voice in which they were uttered. I had often read and heard ola return of volume and - power of voice just preceding dissolution: hut j liie voice of the patient had none ol the unnat- ! ural intonations of such—it was, as 1 have; said, perfectly healthy. Jri a few moments she ; continued, in the same voice,and with her eyes 1 still fixed upon her husband : "WILLIAM, in your secret soul, you do be lieve." "WiTe," was the imploring reply, "that is j (bedevil which has stood between us and Hea ven, for so many months. We are both at the j very verge of tlie grave; and in God's name, let him he buried first." Apparently without hearing or heeding him she repeated her words: "You dare not disbelieve." "1 do," lie replied, excit*d hv her manner, "while you are dying —nav, if you were DEAD, ancFshould speak to me, I dare not believe,."' "Then," she said, "I will speak to you w hen | lam DEAD! I will come to you at your latest moment : and, with a voice Jiom the grave, J will warn yoa of your time to follow me." "But I shall not believe a spirit." "/ will come in the BODY, and SRKAK to you. REMEMBER !" She then closed her eyes, and strait way sank into her former state. In a few moments—as soon as we had some- | what recovered from the shock of this most ex traordinary scene—her two children were bro't into the room, to receive dying blessing.— She partially roused herself, and placing a band on tlie head of each, she put up a faint prayer to the throne of grace—faint of voice, indeed, hut a prayer in which all lhe strength ol her great unpolished soul, heart and mind was ex erted to its utmost, dying limit—such a prayer as a seraph might attempt, but none tut a dying FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. FEB. 27, 1857. o*vtle and mother could accomplish. From that moment her breathing grew rapidlv weaker and' more difficult : and at twelve o'clock she expi red apparently without a struggle. I closed her eyes, straightened and composed ; her limbs,and was about to leave the house,! when Mrs. Green requested me to send over i ; two young ladies from my boarding house, to! , watch with the dead. All this occupied some j fifteen minutes. Suddenly Mrs. Miles screamed, and Mr. Hay . den started up from the bedside, where he had : been sitting. The supposed corpse was sitting er>-ct in bed, and struggling to speak! Her' | eyes were still closed, and, save her open month i and quivering tongue, 'byre were ail the looks I of death in her face. With a great heave of . the ( hest at last the single word came forth : "REMEMBER!" ller jaw fell hack in its place, and she again j lay down, as before. 1 now* examined her mi j nutely. I hat she was dead, there conld tie no further possible shadow of doubt; and so I left : the house. On t!ie following day, Dr. Williams made a post mortem/examination of the body. I was prevented, ,py bn-iness, from attending: but was, and am informed, bv the Doctor, that he • found lor brain very slightly aff'ectty.l Jan utiu ; sual fact in persons dying of the tvfihu.s fever.)! j but that her lungs were torn and rent exten- J sively, as if by a sudden, single and powerful ; effort, and suffused, partially, with coagulated ! blood. These were all the noticeable features ,of the case. She was buried on the afternoon of the same day. * ~ * * j About two weeks after the death of his wife, j 1 was called to visit Mr. Harden. On mv way 1 met Dr. Williams*, and told him my errand,! ; expressing some surprise at the preference. 1 pf i the fan i!v lor myself, a- I knew him to ! safe and ex per ienced pract ioner. lie replied that nothing could hire him to enter that -house again. He "l a i seen things that uG:, 1 . would find out, when I got there." 1 wAcoti siderably amu-ed by the Doctor's rrianner and warmth : and hegtriled ruv way by fancying what had alarmed him—a physician—from his j jduty. On my arrival I found no person present i with the pati-*nt except Mrs. Green, who rnfor med me that the spirits had been playing 'Mich pranks, that not a soul, Dr. W. included, could tie induced to remain. The children had been gone some time. They were at her house. Found the patient very low, and with no: prospect of surviving the attack. He was, i however, quite free front pain, though very weak. While I was in the house, I noticed many manifestations ol that power called spu it , nalisin. Tables and chair* were mover! am! re- . moved: hillettrof wood thrown upon the fire, and tin* doors open and shut, w itlxuit any appa- ! rent agencv. I heard struggles and trnarcoun-! table noises, too; and fi*!t an unusual sensation,! caused, no dout.t, bv the my.terns which sur rounded and mocked me. .Noticing my man , ner, patient observed : •" "!3is nothing. You must get used to it, Doctor." "I should not !>e content unless T could <\- i lain them, as well as to become indifferent to them," i replied. This opened the way to a long conversation, I | during u hich J probed my patient's mind to the I bottom, hut without detecting a shadow of be , lief. Speaking ol his wile, he said : "You heard Ellen promise to wartime of my , titrn* to die ?" "1 did but do you believe her ?" "No. If it is possible, she will keep her! i-word in Spite of Ilea veil and hell. But it is : simply itt.possible. She promised to come in ] I the lody and speak to me, 1 shall accept no other warning from Iter save the literal mean-j ; nig of her words." j "A nd what then ?" "How much of her body is there left, even, ! now. Doctor? and she lias not come yet. She ! protuised to come fiotn the grave. (an she do ; it'! No, no—its all a humbug a delusion, j i Thank God, Doctor,'the devil which so haunt-! j ed her life, and stood between her sou! and none ! cannot rea< b her now." "But if she should come, you may he de • ceived." i "I cannot. Others may see her, too. and; ! hear her. I shall believe no such spectre, if there are such tilings. Her hodv as it is, or; will lie—let that speak i! it can !" From that day up to the hour of his death. I ! was with him almost constantly;, and was <!ai- j Iv introduced to some new and startling plw- ; | nomenon. The neighbors had learned to shun 1 the house, and.even the vicinity, as they would : the plague, and strange stories travelled from ! ! gossip to gossip, acquiring more ol the marvel- j ■ ous at every repetition. Nevertheless, my ' prartice increased. On the morning of November 30th, I called j ; earlier than usual. During this visit, the n an- Testations presence were more j frequent, wild and v iolent, than ever before.— ; f was informed that they had been exceedingly | violent during the preceding night. 1 heir j character, too, had greatly changed. Beside; the moving of all moveable articles, the tink ling of glasses, and the rattle ol tinware, there j i were frequent and startling sounds, as of wbis pered conversation, singing and subdued laugh- : tef—all perfect imitations of the human voice, - but too low to enable me to detect the words used if words there were. Still, however, ' '■ none of these unusual sounds had entered the j sick room. They followed the footsteps of j Mrs. Green, like a demon echo; but paused Up : on the threshhold of that room as it debarred ; by a superior power, from entering there. J found Mr. Havden much worse, and sink- : ing very faM. He had passed a bad night.— Doubt In I whether he would survive to see a nother morning, I h it him promising to call at evening, and spend the night with him, resolv ed in mv secret thoughts to be 'in at the death. If t!n*ic"w as to be a ghostly warning, I meant Freedom of Thought and Opinion. to h<*ar it, and, it possible, solve the strange e- Vuigma. ' * * *

The day had been exceedingly cold and stor my, and the rnght had already set in, dark and i dismal, with a fierce gale ami a driving storm j of rain and hail, when I again stood beside mv patient. The moment 1 jinked at him, I per ceived unmistakeable indications of the near j approach of death upon his features. He was free from pain, his mind perfectly clear; but his life was ebbing away with every breath, like the slow but tling of an exhausted lamp. Meanwhile the storm arose to a tempest and I the (Jfooni grew black as death in . the wild j night The wind swept in tremendous gusts thioiigli the adjoining forests, rattling the iv- tranches oftne trees, and came wailing and j shucking through every crack and cranny ufthe building. W it'iiii there was vt wilder commotion.— All) that had been said or sung, written or dreamed nt ghost)v visitations was then arid there enacted. There .was the wringing of hi lis, moving .of furniture, crash of dishes, wly-pers, howls, crying, laughter, whistling, groaning, heavy and light!..footsteps, and wild music, as ifin very mockery oT tin* infernal re gions. All these sounds grew wilder with the rising gale, until towards midnight, they Sere alnrost insufferable. As for us three—the patient, Mrs. Green and | myself—we were as silent as death itself—not a word passed our lips after 9 o'clock. As lor the state of our minds, God only knows. Mine, in the wild whirl of thought rind event which lojjowed, forgot all the past save what I have recalled and penned, bit by bit, above. I re member only •.looking for the final catastrophe which grew'rapidly nearer, with a constant en jdeafor to'coqcentiate all my faculties of mind Fand sense upon the phenomenon which I, at feast, had begun to believe would herald tlie loss of my | atiei^L As it grew closer upon twelve o'clock, (for upon the striking of that hour had my thoughts fixed themselves for tlie expected depionstra tim) my agitation became so great that it was with extreme difficulty that I could control rr.y -| self. N'.-arer and rearer, grew the fatal moment— for T-ital, 1 perceived it wi old !;•*, to the patient at least: the sounds trembled on the brink of midnight * the clock began to strike. One— two-—three! I counted tho strokes of the ham ; mef, which seemed as though they never would i have done—ten eleven—twelve! I drew mv breath again ' The Ja>t lingering echo of the |ast stroke had died fairly away: and as yel -jm-re was no token of any presence save our owe r j \ns silent. The wind had hd-U-d for a moment, and not a sound stirred the air within ! the house. The ghost had lied ! I arose and approached the bedside. The pa tient was alive—drawing his breath very slow ly— dying. The interval between bis gasps grew longer : then he ceased to breath altogeth ! t-r —he was dead ! Mrs. Green was sitting in her place, her el j how resting on her knee, her face buried in the palms of Iter bands. 1 closed the open mouth and pressed down the eye-lids of the dead Then I touched her on tin* siiouldet. "It is over," I whispered. "Thank God," was her fervent reply. *** " * Then we both started. There was a rustling ,of the bed-clothes ! Mr. Havden was sitting e i rect, his eyes wide open, hi-chest lieavtng with a mighty ellort for one more insptted of the blessed air. Before I had time to reach him he i Spoke : "My God ! she is coming!" At the same instant, tlie wind came back • with a sudden and appalling gu-t, and aw ild | sliri-k a- it swept through the crevices of the building. Then there was a crash ol the outer door! then a staggering and uncertain step in \ \ the outer mom ! It approached the sick room ! i ; the latch lifted' th*- door swung open! and j tlmn mv God ! w hat a spectacle ! ! J wonder, even now, that 1 dare describe it think of it—r> niember it. J wonder I be lieved it tlien, or do now ; liiat I did not go : mad or drop down dead. Through the open door there stepped a fig : ure, not of Mis. Havden, nor of her corpse, nor of death—but, a thousand times more horrible, | a thing nf corruption and decay, of worms and ; of rottenness! The features w ere nearly all gone, and the ! skull, in places, gleamed through, white and | terrible. Her breast, abdomen and neck bad ' been eaten siw.iv, her limbs were putrid, green ant) inexpressib!v loathsome, the cavities of her ' shoulders, chest, abdomen, neck and thighs, ! were a lining mass of great and ugly grave : worms, which, as she stepped, dropped away ! to the floor, together with gouts and clots of ! putrid flesh! Her trail over the threshold and into the outer darkness was marked by those] loathsome tokens, a luminous line of corruption and crawling worms, the uiiuvia of which was most horrible! And vet to those putrescent jaws there was born a voice—smothered, indeed, and strange, but distinct : "Come! William! they wait for you I wait for you !" I dared not turn mv eves from the intruder— I could not, if 1 dared—though 1 heard a groan behind me, and a fall. Then it—the thing before me—sank down upon the floor in a heap, dark and loathsome, a heap of putrescence, and dismembered frag- ! merits. 1 remember that I did not taint, that I did cry out. How long I stood transfixed, fascina ted, 1 know not : but at last, with an effort and a prayer, I turned to the bed. Mr. Havden had fallen upon the floor, face downward, stone dead. I raised and replaced him ;f composed his limbs; I closed his eyes ; J bound up his chin ; i crossed his hands upon his breast, and tied fliem there. Then I bore out the body of his sister, insensible but not dead, into the pure air—out of that horror and stench into the storm and darkness—out of death into life a j gain! j County of Grand Traverse, Michigan, ss. Mrs. Josepha H. Green, being duly sworn, I deposes and says that the letter of Dr. John ! Moreton, hereto appended, which she has read, j is strict I}' true, so far as it goes, though much of ; the history of what occurred at her brother's ] (the late Mr. Hayden) house is omitted, and this 1 she deposes of her own knowledge. JOSEPHA 11. GREEN. Sworn to and subscribed before me, a Notary Public in and for tiie County of Grand Tra verse and State of Michigan, on the 20th day of December, A. D, lb.iG. JAMES TAYLOR, Notary Public. Courtly of Grand Traverse, Michigan, ss. James liueson, being duly sworn, deposes ! and says, that he, in company with George Green, Albert J. Baily and Henty Jv. Smead on tlie l-t dav of December last past, in the af : ternoon of said day, did go to the house of VV. H. Hayden, then deceased, for the purpose of j burying the body of said Hayden, deceased; j and they found upon tlie floor of tlie room ui ; which the body of the said deceased law, and i near the door of the said room, the putrid re : mains nf a human corpse, a female as the depo ; r.ent verily believes and avers, and that they i carried away and buried the body of said Ha\- j den deceased : and found the grave of the wife ! of said Hayden, deceased, in the month of Au ! gust last, open at the head of said grave, and j that said grave was empty of the body of said ; wife ofsaid Hayden, deceased, jlfe body of said i wife of sdid Ilaytlen being gone from said grave: ! and that they then returned to said house j w herein said Hayden diedN and, aiter removing the furniture from said house, the deponent did at the request of Mrs. Green sistei ofsaid Hay j den, deceased, set fire to said house, and that ' said house was thereby entirely consumed, with I ail that remained in said house, and burned to ashes. That I aver of my knowledge. JAMES HCESON. We aver and solemnly swear that the above j affidavit is strictly and entirely true, of our own 1 knowledge. GEORGE GREEN, ALBERT J. BAILEY, H. K. SMEAD, Sworn and subscribed before me, a public nota ry, in and Far the county of Grand Traverse, and State of Michigan, on the 20th day of December, A. D. IBsli. JAMES TAYLOR, Notary Public. FEMALE STRATAGEM. AN ARABIAN -TORY. It is related that a young man of graceful sta ture and beautiful countenance, resided former ly at Bagdad, where he was most distinguished among the sons of the merchants. One day, while he sat in his shop, a lovely damsel a;>- proached having looked at him site perceived written over his door these words : "There is no cunning equal to that of men, since it sur passes the cunning of women." "Bv mv veil, then, I swear." said she. "this man shall he the sport of female cunning, and he shall change his inscription." On the next day she returned most richly dressed, attended by many slaves, and under pretence of purchasing some articles, she seated herself in the young man's shop. "You have beheld," said she. "the graceful ness of my person: can any one presume to af firm that I am humpbacked?" The young man was fascinated. "I appeal to vou,'" continued she, "whether I am not well formed ;" she then showed him her finely turned aim, and her face, whose beauty equalled the moon when in its fourteenth ! night, saying, "Are these features marked with small-pox? or, who shall dare insinuate that I have lost the use of one eye?" Ttie merchant requested to know her reasons for thus exposing to his view so .many charms, generally concealed under a veil. "Sir," said she, "I am rendered miserable through tlie tyranny of my father, a sordid, avaricious man, who, though abounding in i iches, will not expend the smallest trifle to es tablish me in matrimony." "Who is thy father?" inqufTPii the mer chant. "He i> the Grand Cadhy," replied she: then departed. The young man in a transport of astonish ment and love, shut up the doots of his shop, and hastened to the tribunal, where he found the magistrate. "I am come, sir," exclaimed he, "to demand in marriage your daughter, of whom I am ena mored." "She is not worthy," replied the judge, "of so handsome and amiable a mate." "She pleases me," said the young man ; "do not oppose mv wishes." A contract was immediately concluded : the merchant agreed to pay live purses before the nuptials, and settle fifteen as a jointure. The father still represented how unsuitable the bride would prove, lint the young man insisted that the nuptials should he celebrated without delay, and on the next night lie was admitted to the chamber of his bride. But when he had re moved the veil that coveted her face, he behel.l such an object! May the Lord defend us ire in the sight of such ugliness ! for in her was comprised everything completely hideous.— lie passed the night as it he had been in th prison ol Dayletn, among the monstrous de mons. At dawn of day he repaired to a bath, and having performed his ablutions, lie retired to his shop, and refreshed himself with coffee: many of his acquaintances passing, amused themselves with jokes respecting the charms of his bride. TERMS, Sis S*EK ITAR. VOL XXV. NO. *2G. At length the lovely form of her who had contrived (his affair appeared before him. She was more richly and voluptuously ornamented than on the preceding interview; so that a crowd of people stopped iri the street to gaze on her. "May this day," said she, "be auspicious to thee, my dear Oiueddyn . may Gcd protect and bless thee ' " The young man's face expressed the sadness of his heart. "llow have I injured thee," replied he, "that thou hast in this? manner made me the object of thy sport ? " "From thee," answered the beautiful stran ger, "I have not experienced any affront, but if thou wilt reverse the inscription over thy door f will engage to extricate thee from every difficulty:" The merchant instantly despatched a slave, desiring him to procure from a certain writer an inscription, in letters of blue and gold, ex pressing: "There is no cunning equal to that of women, since it surpasses and confounds that of men." Tile inscription was soon traced, and brought by the slave to the master, who placed it over the door of the-shop. Then, bv the advice of the fair damsel, he went to a place near the citadel, where he con certed with the public dancers, bt-ar-leaders, and those who exhibit the tiicks of monkeys— in consequence of which, while he was sitting the next morning, drinking coffee with his fa ther-in-law, the Cadhy, thev catr.e before him with a thousand congratulations, styling him cousin; (he young merchant immediately scat tered among them handsful of money. The Judge was astonished, and asked several questions. "My father," said the young man, "was a leader of bears and monkeys; such has been the profession of my family . but having acquired some wealth, we now carry on the business of merchants with considerable success." "But dost thou still." asked the judge, "be long to this company of bear-leadeis?" "I must not renounce my family," replied the young man, "for the sake of thy daughter." "But it is not tit." exclaimed the judge, "that such persons should expose the daughter of one who, sated on a carpet, pronounces the decis ion of law ; one whose pedigree ascends even • to the relations of our prophet." "But, my good father-in-law," said the mer chant, "recollect fhat thy daughter is my legi timate wife; that I value each hair of her head as much as a thousand lives; that for all the kingdoms of the world I would not consent to be seperated from her." At last, however, a divorce was formally ex coted; the money which the merchant had set tled was returned ; and he having applied to the parents of her who had contrived this stra tagem, obtained the lovely damsel in marriage, and during a long succession of years enjoyed the utmost conjugal felicity. THE HUMANITY" or ABOLITIONISM. —The Pennsvlvanian. alluding to the heartlessness and hypocrisy of the abolition party, remarks with great force : '•Theone-sided, fanatical, pretended 'human it v' of abolitionism, as evinced in this country, is probably the most selfish, cold-biooded, and cruel organized manifestation of human senti ment exhibited in any country in any age. ft far outstrips, ia its conceptions and designs, all the horrors of the French revolution, and can find no parallel in history except in the awful and bloody scenes of the terrible succession of San Domingo tragedies it aims to emulate. Be neath an assumed rube of'humanity' it hides the most fiendish aims and purposes. It stops short of nothing but the immolation of a whole nation, and that the happiest and noblest one the sun has ever shown upon, it boasts of undying hostility to tlie greatest and best liame-work of government ever devised by the wit of man. It sets at defiance the fundamental iaws of the iand, and incites treason, riot, bloodshed, and death, to surmount and nullify them." Too SANGEINE.—The Republican Club of Brooklyn having hired their trail until "Fre mont's election," the landlord, who is a Bu chanan man, intends to hold them to their bar gain, (like the man in Barney William's song.) We would advise them to have a course of lec tures a! the hall, opening with Ben Perley Poorr, and closing with the hoise-collar Qua ker. or the man who agreed to drink six bottles of castor-oil if Buc hanan was elected. Tin: SWINDLER TUOMVSON. —Thompson, the commercial writer for the New York Courier, w ho left suddenly after defrauding various par ties, appeared in London on the arrival of the Persia, and collected drafts he took out with him. Reeling al Redionl. o~7~The last Bedford Cassette gives at length the proceeding- of one of the largest democratic meet ings ever held in that place. They breathe the true spirit of Democracy, and we only rrgret that a lack of loom precludes their publication in our paper.— One ol Ihe resolutions declares most emphatically that there is r.ot a single Democrat in Bedford Co. who approves of the course pursued by Smith, Cress vvcil and the other bolters. The preamble is one of the mo-t triumphant and cutting exposure-of the bolters' protest that could be penned, and must fall like a bombshell in their midst.— Hoilidaysburg Standard. rry-Dr. .Madio relates that an idiot in the hospital at Saltsburg appearing to be singularly insusceptible of fear, an experiment of an appalling character and appalling consequences was made upon him as a means oi putting his susceptibility toil test. It was proposed to produce to him the impression that he was with ad-ad man come to life. A person accor dingly had himself laid out as a corp-e. and envelop ed in a shroud, and the idiot was ordered to watch over the dead. The idiot perceiving some motion in the corp-e, desired it to lie -till; hut the pretended corpse raising itsell in spite of this admonition, the idiot seized a hatchet, which, unluckily, was within hi- reach, and cat off first one of The feet o! the unfor tunate counterleit. and then, unmoved by his cries, cut off his head. He then calmly resumed his sta tion by the real corpse.