lIV GEO. XV. BO Will A It. NEW SERIES. sclcct o c t r n. *** ■*•---' ,' ■ .i, „.<r-rC."w ~ ■. - " • "\cvcr C ourt B>it One." I have finished ir, the letter, That ill tell him he is tree; Frnrn this hour anil torever, lie is nothing more to me ! And my heaiT feels lighter, gayer, Since the (ieed at last is ilone— / I will Uach hurt that when courting lie should never court but one. F.verybod'y in the village Knows he's beep a wooing me, And this morning he was riding With that saucy Anna Lee. They say he smiled upon her, A e he canteied by her side, And I'll warrant you he promised To make her soon his bride. lint I've finished it, the letter. From this moment he is free— lie may have her if he wants her, If he loves her more than rr>p. He may go—it will not kill me— I would say the same. s 0 there II I knew it would, tor flirting, Is more than 1 can hear. It is twilight and the evening. That he said he'd visit me— But no doubt he's now with Anna. Me may stay There, Too. for me ! And as true as I'm a living. It he ever comes here more, I'll act as if we never. Never, never met before. It is time he should he coming, And I wonder if he will : If he ,'ons I'll look as coldly What's tha* shadow on the hill ? 1 declare, out in the twilight, There is some one coming near— Can it he? ye-, 'tis a figure, Just as true a s 1 am here. Now I almost wish I'd wrilten Not to him that he wa- free, For perhaps 'twas hut a story That he rode with Anna Lee. There he's coming thro' the gate-way, I'll meei hirr. at the door, And I'll tell him still I love him. If he'll court Miss Lee no more! THE BI'RDELL MURDER CASE. On Saturday evening last the trial of Mrs. Cunningham for the murder of Dr. Burdell, was brought to a close hv a verdict from the jury of "Not Guiltv." The \. V. Herald gives the follow ing particulars : At twenty five minutes to S o'clock the jury entered and took" th"ir seats in lite box. The Clerk (Mr. Henry Vendervoor)fook his position in the witness chair, to call over the names of the jurors and to put the usual formal questions to them. As a precaution against a probable manifesta tion of feeling on the rendition of the verdict, the folding doors between the principal Court and the Marine Court were drawn together, and the immense audience in the latter Court thus shut out from witnessing the last deeply exci ting scene. Th e usual firms h* ing gone through, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. (Some manifestation- of applause.) Mrs. Cunningham was so agitated that she heard not the words that the foreman uttered, and did not know what the verdict was till her counsel whispered it to her: tlmn she sank hack overpowered by her feelings. Mrs. Cunningham and tier daughters were then conducted out of Court into one of (lie Judge's chambers, and there fir some time re reived the congratulation of her friends .on the hnppv termination of the prosecution. We un derstand that thev returned to the fatal house in Bond street. The verdict seemed to afford very genera! satisfaction. Judge Da vies privately expressed himself pleased with it. Judge Da vies (to the Jurors) —Gentlemen you are discharged from further attendance. I regretted to have to impose so heavy a task up on you, but I think von are all satisfied that the Court did itsdntv in that respect. The jurors then retired, each shaking hands with and complimenting the Judge, and the Judge reciprocating the compliment. Mr. Eckel's council then addressed the Court in favor of a motion to discharge him on hail tor the following reasons: The whole of tile prosecutor's theory against Mr. Eckel, under which he has been indicted rind restrained of his liberty for three months, has been that he as the paramour of the prisoner just discharged, aided and participated in the commission of the murder. In other words, Ihat he was a kind of principal in the second de gree, or, at all events, had some knowledge which might render him amenable as accessory before the fact. Now. whatever his relation to the crime was, if he had any relations fo it at all, it is evident that he did not occupy, under the theorv of the prosecution disposed of by the present verdict, the relation of a principal in the first degree, because the" prisoner who has just been discharged has been indicted as the sole actor in the commission of the murder. Judge Davies, (to counsel) —What is the a mnnnt of Mr. Eckel's property ? Counsel (after a whisper from his client) From ten thousand to fifteen thousand dollars, 1 understand. Judge Davies—Would five thousand dollars hail he adequate ? Tile District Attorney—Ample. Judge Davies (to the Clerk) —Take Mr. Eck el's recognizance in five thousand dollars. The recognizance was taken, and Mr. Eckel was discharged from custody. The Closing Scene—S/ieccfi of the .Murderer— I liis Sentence. The Court—"David Stringer M'Kim, stand up.— Have you anything to say why sentence of death should not he pronounced upon you. Prisoner—Yes sir! Honored Judge, and r.ll of you gentlemen, I am charged with a crime, which, before my God, ami before you ail, 1 am innocent ! lam charged with the murder of Samuel T. N'orcross, hv killing him with a club and cutting his throat with a razor. Before my God, and hefiire you all, lam innocent. 1 got off the cars fifteen or twenty miles west of Al- ; toona, at a stopping place, f do not remember the name, and a man named Robinson, 1 don't know his first name, I was intorduced to him on the cars, went on with Noreross. I am charged with killing Samuel T. N'orcross with j a club, and cutting his throat with a razor, which before you, honored sir, and before all vou, gentlemen, (turning around to the audi ence,) and before my God, I am innocent ! There has been men here who swore false j against me. There has been a man here who sit there (pointing to the witness stand) who I said I was there when Mr. N'orcross got his money. Honored sir, this is not so; before inv God lie was not there, it was another man.— j There has been a man here who said I took breakfast at Altoona, and before mv God J did not. I was in Altoona, and saw Noreross there. He was iriv friend, and I treated him as a broth er. J have been charged with a crime for which I am to suffer, which before my God, and vou, Honored sir,of which lam noEguiltv. ; There lias been a man here, who sit there, ami said that he saw rue shave N'orcross with a ra zor. I never shaved N'orcross, nor ever sha- j ved myself since I left home; before n>v God I did not. I had a black-handled razor, hut that one found beside Noreross, which they a bused me about, was not mine. He never saw rim shave Noreross nor myself, ami he swore lo v hat was not true. Honored Judge, they say that i killed N'orcross hv beating bis brains out with a clnh, and cutting his thn.at with a ra zor, w hen I did not. Honored Judge, and all vou here now. 1 ain to be hung for a crime I did not do. There has need men here, sitting there, who said 1 had no mom \ when J lent that man thirty-five dollars in gold and he rov er paid me back to this day. They say I had no money when I had, and witnesses have come to this Court House to have rite fiung lor some thing I did not do. The crinw I urn charged with, murdering Samuel T. Norcrr-s, I did not . do, before irv God I did not do it, 1 am an inno cent man, yet I know I am about to suffer death for it in a few da vs. That's uI I have lo say sir." During the delivery of thi< address the pris oner exhibited wohdeiful caFinm.-s and the most intense energy of* manner o arked evr\ idea lie utt'-red. Ilis person was erect, his head thrown back, his eys restless but full of fire.— He gesticulated with piopriety and effect.— His voice lull, char, firm ami sonorous', iang through tim Court room which w as still as death. His tone and manner wo re terribly t< no-ntra ted arid impressive. His v.-rv soul seemed strug gling to impress its * ivid • motions on the audi ence. No man who witnessed tim aw lul scene can ever forget it. TIIK SENTENCE. Judge Taylor then proceeded to sentence the prisoner, prefacing .t with the following re marks : A jury chos ti hv yourself, after n full ami patient hearing of \onr case, and all that the zeal and ingenuity of your counsel urged in your behalf, have found you guilty of the wil ful deliberate ami premeditated murder of Sam uel Townseiid Noreross. An! although von stiil deny it, the finding of the jury fixes v in guilt, and we are constrained to say, notwith standing your denial, that this court entirely approve of that verdict. Your ciime, though perp Cated, and no doubt stipnos! d hv vou at (he time to be hidden and covered up, in darkness, has been brought by the evidence against you into clear and un clouded light. Let your unhappy case serve as aw arning, that crime, and especially the crime of murder, though committed with the ntnost secresv, and when no human eye se.s, no hu man ear hears, is stiil not hidden and pas! fin ing out. Your guilt has not only been made plainly manifest, but it has appeared in the hideous fact of the inns! deliberate, treacherous, crmd ar.d unmanly murder. Your victim was a sickly, dedicate youth, w ho, in nnsusj ecting confidence, had placed himself in your charge, and in your power, on his journey home to his friends.— We shudder—the heart sickness—as the scene of that morning rises before us. and we imagine the look and the feelings of that confiding, but bet raved youth, when he sees the strong arm on which he had leaned, and to w hu_h he looked fiir assistance and protection, raised against his life! But we forbear. We do not speak to wound your feelings, hut to irr.piess on you our solemn conviction that in view of the clearness with which your guilt has been established, and the aggravated heinousnei-s of your crime, the judgment now about to pe pronounced, w ill cer tainly be carrier! into execution. And we ear nestly exhort vou to look, as your only hop", the only refuge before you, to Infinite M> re v. —lt only lemains to pronounce the sentence of the law which is That you David Stringer M'Kim, be taken hence to the place from whence you came, within the walls of the jail, county of Blair, and from thence to the [ lace of execution within the w alls or yard of the iai! of the county of Blair aforesaid, and tfiat vou he there iM.xoEt) BY THE XEC'K UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD ! And 11)3)' God have rnercv on your soul! No perceptible degree of emotion, nor the least tremor, was to be noticed in the prisoner as lie donrl before the Judge and received the death- sentence. \\ hen his honor had conclu ded, he remained in l hp same position, gazing intently, with a pitiful look, upon the Judge, j and did not move until requested by I lie Slier- •' iff to sit down. He was removed to his eel! J shortly aftet wards, where we visited and con versed with him. In prison his manner was i changed ; he was excited, restless, ami the ir resistab!e ficiceness of his small grey eyes, ! while stalking back and forth in his gloomy dungeon, with manacled limbs, betokened feel ings terrible and pregnant with meaning. David Stringer M'Kimrias had a fair trial.— i TLI e evidence against him was clear, conclu sive, and uncontradicted, presenting a chain of circumstances, each link sustained by the other, pointing with undoubted certainty to him as j the perpetrator of the fiendish and most unnat ; oral murder. Siariifse I'emt&Se Koßiit i'x- The following description of the King of St and's female military body-guard, though not entirely new, is int-iv>ting from is minuteness. It appears in the Moniteur tie /' Jinnee: j A battalion of the King's Guard consists of TOO women, chosen among the handsomest and most robust girls in the country. They receive ex cellent pay, and their discipline is perfect.— 1 hey are admitted to serve at the age of this- * : teen, and placed in the army of reserve at twen ty-five. From that period thev no longer serve ; about the King's |Hrson, but are -mpl ved to i guard the Rmai palaces and crown lamls. On entering the army they make a vow of chastity, from which there js no exemption, unless ativ ofem should attract the King's attention ar.d hi' admitted among his legitimate wives. The King's choice seldom falls on the us! beauti ful, but on the most skilled in military exercises. Tim hope of such a reward animates them with extraordinary /..-al for military instruction, and Europeans are astonished at the martial appearance of the battalion, ns w ell as it* skill in manoeuvring and its excellent discipline.— The costume ti • se women vvear is very rich.— Their full do >! is comp sed of a white woollen robe, embl'oidei <-d with gold. The cloth IS eX- Irerro'v fine and descends as far as the knee; it is covered with a light c->at of mail arid a guilt cuiiAss. The arms are free, arid the head is covered with a guilt casque. When weasingj this dress on Stat" occasions th<-ir only weapon is a lance, which they handle with wonderful dext-'fity. With their undress they are arm-d with a musket. The battalion is composed .of four companies, and each company ■! one hun dred women, commanded by a captain of their sex. Should the captain die tim company is drilled lor three days hv the King, who ap points the most competent to succeed to the command. The battalion has been commanded for ilu* last five years by a woman who sav.d He * King's life at a tiger hunt, hv her courage and skill. She possesses great influence at Court, ami is much respected hv those tinder Imr com mand. Sh- has the same establishment as a member of the Royal lamilv. and ten elephants are placet! .it lor service. The King never undertakes an espediti >n without heii g accom panied hv his female guard, nor does he ever hunt, or even ride cut, without an escort of the same guard, who are devotedly attached to I is person. Each individual of the battalion ! live in gresses attached to her service, and having thus no domestic occupation, she can dev to herself exclusively to !he tint i- sof her profes sion. There is a parade ground near the city, where one company o stationed for ivvo days every Week to ex-err ise themselves ill the use of the lance, the pi-tol, the musket and the l ilie. The King attends one- a month at th' se i \vr cises, accompanied by hi- brother, who shares in some degree the sovereign power, and ris tri!.tiles prizes 1" the most deserving. These rewards consist of bracelets- or other valuable jewelry, to which the girls -.lnd their fnmiio s attach grat in portance. 1 hose so honored fill the offices of sergeant and corpora!. Punish ment is very rare in this corps, and when it is inflicted it consists of a susp> nsion from service f>r a period not -sceed>ng three months. But duels are much more frequent. I:i- nest he sanctioned, however, hv the female cap'ain,am! he fought with swoids in pres. nee of the entire company. \\ loll the death of one of tile [ir li*s ensues, the d-ceased receives an agi.:ficent funeral, and the high pri.st pronounces a pane gyric declaring that the d"c-as-d by her valor has merited eternal rest in the abode of the h! -t. The survivor reo-iv. s the congratulation t her j companions: but as a measure of discipline, she 1 is sentenced t<> pass two months aw ay from her company in fa-iitig ami prayer. The military organization of tlos battalion is so perfect thai the entire army endeavors to imitate it. Horrible jhride.nl —.'7.l bm Sowed in 7wo. The London (('. W.) Free Press of yesterday, -ays that on Wednesday' >f last week, a most shocking accident occnri.d in a rirculai saw mill at Walsinghaoi. ( hailes Harris, a young man lately married, had ju.-t been employed that morning to work in the null, and was set carrving away hoards as they dropped tiom the saw. He was cautioned against the danger of letting a hoard touch the saw while in motion, but the unfortunate man had taken aw av 1 nt a few hoards when the end of one he had just ta ken up swayed against the saw, and being r.- pelleil with violence, caused the oilier rod to force him against the saw, then in full motion, and, as quick as thought, he was cut in twain. The saw struck fust the point of the !• It shoul der passing directly through the heart, and out under the ribs on the right side of tile laid) . TVTTHE TURKISH SOLDIER marches to meet the foe with the same nonchalance as he smokes his pipe. He is taught from his Tilth that the moment of his death is fixed, an.! that a whole charge of artillery aimed at his heart would miss' him, if destiny had decreed his time not yet come. He is 'taught als ■ that he will go
stiaight way to Paradise the ni< n nt of ois death. With both these id. as he is so fully im pressed. that no danger moves him, and he lies on his death-bed a> calmly as on a bed u! so 1 p- Freedom of Thought and Opinion. <flr FRIDAY MORNING, BEDFORD, PA. MAY -2-2,1857. SALE OF THE MAIN LINE. Tlie deed is done: the outrage is- consumaled: the climax of corruption is reached; and the ■ Legislature of Pennsylvania is covered with lasting infamy. Hereafter fie shall shrink with sha nit* at whom the finger of scorn shall point, L: he passes along the public thorough lure, inti mating, tier - ' there goes a member of the Leg islature of 1 s ;T>7. The aberrations of public men, though na tural, are always humiliating; hut when a deed of glaring injustice is deliberately done, the bead ol every patriot is bowed in sickening sorrow. Still more is this the case when the State is tin- victim and the dagger lias been planted in tlie bosom el mother Commonwealth. Works of , intercommunication, that was constructed with the money ot the whole Commonwealth, and whose revemu-s were applied to the interest of the public debt, are fo fie abandoned in favor of a gigantic cm pout inn, which, hv voluntary act was erected into a rival — but upon a distinct understanding. As a railroad on th" banks of a canal would nectv-arily injure its trade, and diminish the revenue of the State, the original condition in the law between the State and Pennsylvania Railway was, that a tax should be levied upon every Inn of f rei Ud passing over its road. In -ucce ding wars they besought, in piteous tones, am) received the exemption of c-al and lumber: hut finally from the legislature of 1 So? t1,.-v ob tain a i- lease oi the w hole, nearly $100,000,! yearly, which should go into the cofi'.-vs of tile State,•towards defrayment of the interest of the debt. ' After injuring that highway constructed by the citizens of tiie Commonwealth after nb- Itaiiiing a it I a..- from •he compensation which •They voluntarily oiiered in lien oi said injury, the Dij.-ctois uf t! >• Pennsylvania Road send their hirelings to demand, of a pliable Legisla ture, ih Maui Line in <-!: c* as a.udt and with right .J abandoning a portion. -The enormity of enormities is contained in the abandonment ot the western divisions of the canal, and the*c men nr the. Hetaon dons that prey upon the power which v.mte them wind they ore. But so unpleasant is the theme that we shall conclude ! v adverting tt> the fact that artumd nt after amendment was voted down in tlie ;s : t.at ■by t': "f7lends of the bill. Even that t Mr. Browne, which made the purchasers liable Li'damages, brought hv tin* owners of f.irtns, who were compelled to divide their fields and give laud lor a public hishwuy, and, also, f*• r damages done to lessees of water power and all otb. r parte s injured, was defeated hy the fol lowing vote : The seventh section being under considera tion. Mr. B' wn moved to attach a provjthat the purchasers shall guarantee the Common wealth against, and pay all claims or damages f r water power or other wafer rights that may he injured hv management or abandonment of any [ art thereof, or in any way arising from <aid sale. Negatived yeas 1 •'? nays IS, n< f llows: X' as M-'Ss-is. Brewer, Browne. Cressweß, EU , Fetter, Gazzam. Km x, Lauhnrh, Steele, Walton, Welsh, Wilkins,and Wright —1 M. Navs—Messrs. fo> ley, Eva is, FI in tie y Kb n nikt-n, Frazer, Gr-gg, Harris, Ingram, JOR- D\ N, K ■ !i• i- r, L--wis. M\ o, Sc.>li>-M, Sellers, Shun ;in, Souther, Straub, ami Taggart, Sjienk ec— IS. Yeas—!- Democrats, 1 Opposition: nays— ].") Opposition, 3 Democrats. I pon final pas sage of the hill, th" vote was as follows: yeas In Oppo-ition, 2 Democrats: nays—l 3 De.no t r its, f Opp isitinn. y. ns—Messrs. ('of!" v, C'rabr, Finney, Flenni ki-ii. Frazer, Gregg, Harris, Ingram. JORDA N. Kiilmgei, L' ui-, Mver, Si .field, S.-llers, Shu men, Souther, Straub. and Taggart, Speaker— J y . Navs—Messrs. Brewer, Browne, Cresswell, Ely, Evans, Fetter Gazzam, Knox, Daubach, Steele, Walton, Welsh, Wilkins ami Wright 14. The veas and navs were not called in the IF use on the S--ii.it> - amendments. Every a meiiiiirent oflered hv the opponent* of the bill was v fed down, and the S> nnte amendments w.-re finally concurred in. We should like to place the names of members on record, for fu ture references, hot as this is impossible, we siiaii do the best we can and give the was and nays on the following amendment offered by Mr. Calhoun : "That if said purchaser or purchasers shall bid a sum of not less than S 12,000,000 for the said Main Line of public works, then, and in that event, said purchaser shall he declared the t in chaser of said Main Line, subject to the tern s and conditions as heretofore prescribed in this act in the rase of the Pennsylvania Railnad Company, and the said tonnage tax shall he collected l,y the Commonwealth as heretofore and credited to the said purchasers annually for the pei i d >i twenty years as part of said pur chase money. The amendment was discussed by Messrs. Calhoun, Longak. r and Johns, and was not a greed to hv tin- following vote ; Yeas— M .-sis. Ahian s, Anderson, Arthur, Backhouse, Beck, Bower. Calhoun, fatty. Ent, Fansho|d, Foster, Giidea, Harr.el, Harper, H"ins, Hill, Hillegns. Hoffman, (Berks.) Inn. s, Johns, Knight, Leisenring, Fvngaker, M'llvain, Nich olson, Niinneii acber, P- aison, Ramsey, (Phila delphia.) Rams.-v. (York,) Reamer, Roberts, , Rupp, Smith, (Cambria) Smith (Centre,) Smith, .(Luzeme) Yueglitly. Walter, IVCbtbrook, Whar- i ton, Yearsley, Zimmerman and Getz, Speaker \ I ~* 2 " Navs—Messrs. Augustine, Babcock, Backus, Ball, Benson, Bishop, Browne, Campbell, Chase, t Cleaver, Crawford, Dickey, Dock, Evador, Gibbonv, Hamilton, Hancock, Heistand, Mine, Hoffman, of Lebanon, Housekeeper, Irnbrie, Ja cobs, Jenkins, Johnson, Kauffman, Kerr, Lebo, Manear, Mangle, McCalmont, Mo rliead, Mu ma, Mussleman, Nichols, Penrose, Peters, . Reed, Shaw, Sloan, Strnthers, Tolan, Vail, Vanvoorhis, Vickers. VVag , onselKv, Warner, Willislon, Wintrode, Wither ow and Wright—sl. This show i> nearly as we can get at it, the position of [>a.)4fc, and for this vote we shall hold Ihern responsible.— Harrisburg Union. From the Carlisle Volunteer. Lovernor Pollock tin* Banks. The action of fhe Legislature on the subject • of'granting n--w Bank charters has startled the) people fioin one end of the State lo the other.— Hopes were entertained by many that Governor Pollock would exeicise the veto power, and ar rest the speculators who have been engaged in these schemes of plunder. We confess We were not of this number, for, notwithstanding tim ■ Governoi's message of IS .of), in which he took ; strung grounds against increasing the banking capital of the State, we placed no confidence lin his decimal ions. From tlie very hour he as -0n..-d He duties of his "(lice to the present time, he has shown himself a weak, vasciHating man, without nerve and destitute ot principle. Like lIK >1 of Know Nothings, he is false, deceptive am! sneaking. His'administration like I tint of the redoubtable Joseph Ritner, will he remem bered only for its weakness and want oi' hon fSt V". On the 9th inst., Gov. Pollock—to his ever lasting disgrace !>►• it remembered informed the le gi.-la!nre that h" hail signed the following brink bills. The amount of capital ot each .s set opposite to it, in order that it may h- seen j how much th" hanking capital of the State is increased by this act : Union Bank of R-ading, $120,000 Bank of'Catasaque, 400,000 Bank of Kittaning, 300,000 j Bank of Beaver county, 150,000 PiMston Bank, " 200,000 Gomrnnnvv. alth Bank of" Pbi'ad'a, 500,000 : Corn Exchange Bank of Piiilad'a, 500,000 ; I nion Bank <,f Philadelphia, 400.000 ! Che-t.-r Valley Bank, 100,000 Allegheny Bank, 500,000 Lew-ishurg Bank, (increase,) 100,000 Doylestown Bank. 150,000 Total, "$3.420,000 Three million four hundred ami twenty thou sand dollars of an increase to the banking capi ta! of the State in one week by the act ot a (luv i i nor who. two yea is ago, in a v. to message to the Legislature, opposed the indiscriminate increase of banking capita! ! To contrast this act of Governor Pollock with ; tiie sent intents expressed hv liim a? the session 1 1555, in bis veto of the Pottstown hank, and show how widely his ofiinior.s and his actions are apart, we make an extract from that docu ment. It is peculiarly applicable to the present time. "But the number of applications is no just criterion by which to determine either the wish es or the wants of the community in this re gard. Their number, and the peitinacitv with which thev are passed, have startled ami alar med the public mind: nor lias the favorable a.di mof the Legislature, in granting these de mands, served to allay the apprehensions and fears thus excited. The policy of the pa.-t few years mav have been too severely arid unneces- j saiilv restrictive; yet this policy should he pie-j served, rather than abandon the State and the interests of her people, to the destructive influ ences of a wild and reckless system of hanks and hanking. That >orne increase of hanking j capital is necessary in certain localities, will not he tiem-id : that a large increase is not demand ed, either by public sentiment, or the public weal, is a truth equally undeniable. In the CI-M -tion o'f banks, a sound and honest discrimination as to number, locality, and the demands of trade, should be exercised. The sudd, n and unnec.-ssaty expansion of the currency should he avoided; and whatever tends to produce such a lesult, ought to be discountenanced, and, if poSM lie, prevented." This was the deliberate opinion expressed hv Governor Pollock two years ago, yet al the same session of the Legislature lo- s. tat nought Ins own rincttines, anil signed nearly eveiv bank hill that was [.resented to him, where tin 1. gal requirement as to notice has been compli. d with. It is fair to [.resume that h>- intends- to sign all the hills passed at this session, having already forgotten to exercise that sound and honest discrimination he once promised to the public. N • sncli discriminati >n having been applied thus lar, there i* no reason L. h.-iicve that it w ill he. The fact is, he has m t the nerve to resist the importunity of bank appli cants, and the pressure brought to b* ai up m him. Only ,\lc. A lady had two children - iiotli girls. The elder one a fair child, th" younger a b.autv, and the mother's pet. II• r whole love i was contracted in it. The elder was neglected, while Sw .-et tlie pet name of the younger— received every attention that love could be stow. One day, after a severe illness, th" mot It er was sitting in the parlor, when she h.-ard a childish step on the stairs, and her thoughts were instantly upon her favorite. "Is that you, Sweet?" she inquired. " So mam," was the sad and touching reply.— "It isn't Sweet; it's only me. The mother's heart smote her, and from thai hour "only rne" was r< stored to an equal place i in her affect ions. TERHS, $2 PER YEAR. I DEC A \ or BLACK REPUBLICANISM. Every day brings im additional evidence of the decay oi ]>iai.k Republicanism. Like eve ; ry cause having its origin in fraud and decep tion, or in< ra! and political error, that ot these politital agitators must ultimately sink to rise no more. The people are learning the ttuth, and their case is waning under the ban ol the people. City after city has given its verdict against then . Connecticut, so strongly with them a few months since, has written her con demnation of their principles and practices.— In Michigan thousands have deserted their stan i dard, aind t lie democracy will soon fnllv tri umph in jhat State. low a, upon the borders of "bleeding Kansas," the electors in personal!v know what has occurred, in that Territory, has abandoned Black Republicanism, and all other isms, and manfully wheeled into the Democratic lines again. The administra tion has there achieved a most noble triumph. Tire Black Republicans nowhere increase their vote or win m-w majorities. That party rose upon a false and rotten ! asis. and must from m ' o-ssitv fall when the people understand the foundation upon which it stands. Decay is legiblv"written upon it. Such is ever the fate iof error, falsehood, and deception. The Black Republican leaders feel this, and'hence are wri thing in agonv at their future prospects, ft Kansas cannot he induced to commit sonsesuici : (fa 1 act for their benefit, thev have no hopes lor tie future. We Misp. c! Ivans&s has suffered bo much already on th-ir account to become a willing victim to further their, political opera : lions. 11. r prosperity lias been sadly retarded, and the bappir.e-s of hei people too greatly di minished bv following tlie* counsels of political fanatics and demagogues to readilv vield again to their selfish and bad advice. It Kansas, by self-immolation, does not supply fresli materials for agitation. Black Republicanism will soon die a natural death.— IVns/iingtun Union. The K 'gon Ilu'id jh run. Drjinncv. io the Alojtwi River. The Washington Union contains the fo'Iow ! ing interesting particulars concerning the guv ; ernment anangements for the prosecution of the work on the Pacific wagon roads: "The corps for the construction of this road ! as been organized under the direction of the ! Secretary of War, as follows : Edward J. B.al , Superintendent; (J. H. H. ap, Assistant : Dr. James P. Hambletou, Physician. The working party will consist of fifty picked men, with the necessary wagons and tools to break the road through. "Lieut. Charles E. Thorbum has been de tached fr in the Navy Department, to accompa ny tfie expedition for geological surveys. "Twenty-five camels will accompany the expedition, which w ill afford ample opportuni ties to test their powers of endurance and their adaptabilitv to an American climate. The camels will be confided to the care of Air. Heap, who, it will be recollected by many of our rea ders, accompanied the expedition that was sent from the United Slates for their purchase.— The w!i .!:• party will rendezvous at .New Or leans ime lime next month, and thence pro ceed without delav to the extensive scene of their arduous and dangerous labors. "All the corps uf the seveial Pacific wagon roads are now organized, and are making the most active preparations for the prosecution of the great work that has been intrusted to them at the earliest possible moment. They are com posed of ne-n whose antecedents justify their selection for the important trusts that have been confided to ihem, and which will be discharged in the present instance, there is every reason to believe, to the entire satisfaction of the public. '■lt is confidently believed that these great j wagon roads to the Pacific will be completed before the expiration of the | resent year. The Secretary of 'tie Interior ami the Secretary of War have n.anifest-d even a stronger interest than official solicitude for their early comple tion, and have evinced a z* a! and a promptitude in carrying out the wishes of Congress in refer ence to this great enterprise which can only be equalled bv the sound discrimination which they have shown in the selection ol lli-ir a gent s." .Melarr/ioh/ and Dish < vsing . hen!cut uf Prince liriu'/ii d Island.—\ most melancholy accident, attended with lo.>s of life, uccnrred in the neigh! il.nod uf ('asctimbec, oil Saturday night 4th itist. The dwelling of Samuel Can non, Shoe-maker, a poor man, living on the Kii dare road, was destroyed by fire, together with al! bis furniture, tools, and clothes ot the fami ly. It appears that the parents left home a siiutt time before (tie fin broke out, to visit some relatives living about a mile or so avvav, leav ing the house in charge ot the two oldest chil dren, a girl of twelve years and a boy ot ten— the remainder, lour in number, being in bed.— The two left in charge, became weary, retired to P si, and had scatce'y fallen asleep w hen they were awakened bv the flames, which were curl ing aroumi their b* ds. The girl succeeded in effecting her escape bv the (1 >or, and opening the win ■ i', endeavored to assist her hrotlier out. ' lit becoming confused with thesmokeand (lames he sank on the (1 >or, and, with the tour young children, was consumed with the build ing. The girl, though badly burned and in a naked state, succeeded in reaching a Neighbor's house on loot, where sue now lies, and little hopes ate enteitained ot her recovery from the effects < f the lire and exposure. A spectator d* set ibes tlw scene as h'art-rending w hen the parents pac!ud the burning ruins and learned the calamity t lint had bpfallen them. The molh oi < u!d scarcely he restrained from rushing in to the f 1 an.• sin search of her offspring, and it require! the strong arms of two men to prevent tier. Tim remains of the children were discov ered the following day, literally burned to cin ders. The parents, by this calamity, are P-du j ced to great poverty. —.Vcrr ) ork tribune. VOL XXV, NO. 38.