Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 22, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 22, 1861 Page 1
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VOLUME Ct7. NEW SERIES. fays the entire cost for Tuition in tbemost pop i araml successful Commercial School in the couu • v Upward of TWELVE HUNDRED y ung men irom TWE N't Y-EIGHT <i/tie rent States, ave been educated for business here within the , ; >t three years, some of whom have been employ- , r i as Book Keepers at salaries of $■2000.00 PER ANNUM, immediately upon graduating, who knew nothing of i accounts when they entered the College. > sons half price. Students enter at any time, and review when they please, with out extra charge. For Catalogue of SO paes, Specimens of Proi. Cowlev's Business and Ornamental Penmanship, and a large engraving of the College, inclose twen i ,-tive cents in Postage Stamps to the Priuci ,,als JENKINS & SMITH Jan. 18, 1860. Pittsburg, Pa. C'iREAT BARGAINS! ■ GREAT BARGAINS ! GREAT BARGAINS! Wishing to reduce our stock as low as possible by Snring, we will offer every description ot WINTER GOODS! WINTER GOODS ! WINTER GOODS! AT COST, FOR CASH. AT COST, FOR CASH. AT COST, FOR CASH. Ready made Clothing at Half-Price. CT-CALL AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES.^ A. B. CRAMER & CO. r .m. 14, 1861. PUBLIC SALE OF* *■ VALUABLE REAL ESTATE. The undersigned will oiler at public sale, on the premises, on Friday, 15th March, next, his property at the "Turn." one mile below Bed ofS containing about one hundred acres This property is well and favorably located—is good laud, with 60 acres un der good fence, aud has a water-power on it that is lot surpassed by any in the county. It is at a point where a grist mill would command the custom of a I .rge pari of Snake Spring Valley, Friend's Cove, the "Dutch Corner," ami Bedlord and vicinity. It lies on both sides of the turnpixe, where the R, when made, must IUII within a few rods of the miil scat. The undersigned feels bound to sell, and a birgiin can be had. Terms : One third in hand, n.t tile balance in three payment-, without interest. For particuluis address Cessng & Shannon, Bedlord, Pa,, or YVM. CHENOWETH, '-V, 1861. Bedlord, Pa A DMINISTRATOIUS NOTICE.— -A. f[ le undersigned having been granted letters of administration on the E-tate ol Dr. M. L. Allison, late of Schellsburg Borough, dec'd., all per sons indebted to said Estate are hereby notified to make immediate payment and tho-e having claims against the same, will present them properly au thenticated for settlement. N. B. I have appointed John S. Schell, Esq., of Schellsburg, to act tor me in rny abscence, and all persons indebted to, or having claims against the Estate, can settle with him. W. M. ALLISON. Feb. 1, IS6I. Administrator. ] NX ECU TOR'S NOTICE. Letters testementary ion the estate of James Hinton, of Napier tp., tiee'd., hiving been granted the undersigned, notice is hereby given to those indebted to the estate to make immediate payment, and those having claims will present them for payment. SHADRACH HINTON, of Napier tp., J. C. ELY, of Schellsburg, Ex'ors ]¥E W G O O DS, J VST ARRIVED AT MRS. S. .E POTTS'. A large assortment cf FALL & WINTER GOODS, FALL & WINTER GOODS, FANCY DRESS GOODS, FANCY DRESS GOODS of ail kinds, handsome winter silk*, French meri r.oes, all wool delaines, BONNETS & RIBBONS, BONNETS & RIBBONS Flowers, Ruches, bonnet velvets—new style, hand om; cloaks, FUR CAPES, FUR CAPES, Also, a large assortment of victorines and mutls. Nov. 2,'60. II HY NOT! WHY NOT! " * Save yout mon y, By buying your goods of OSTER & CARN, CbeepiJe. "iou'll find it the cheapest place in town. Iwy have just received another choice selec tion of new and choice Winter goods. Their rtock is large, and suited to the wants of llf community. Call and see. Dec. 14th, 1860. So EXCUSE— For reasons satisficto- I ■ 'o myself, 1 respectfully request nil persons hav- I i accounts on my Books of 6 months standing to j p*•: and set'le the sime either by cash or note.— J • r-ons having no money can have no excuse for | '"Meeting to give their notes. And all neglecting i vo make settlement—will have their accounts lef ] ' he Squire's. Nov. 9 >6O. WM. HARTLEY. || BANCROFTS CO., ' IMPORTERS & WHOLESALE DEALERS IN FRENCH, GERMAN AND ENGLISH FANCY GOODS, Vo. 330 Market Street, Philadelphia. May ls.'eo.-l yr . ]} FRANK. JACKSON, PRINTER AND STATIONER, 439 CHEST A UT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. May 18,'66.-1 jr. rgIHE BEDFORD GAZETTE IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ISV It. I\ VIKYJ.It*, At the tollowing terms, to wit: $1.50 per annum, CASH,in advance. $2.00 " " it paid within the year. $2.50 " " if not paid within the year. [Gr"Nn subscription taken tor less than six months. CGf'Xo paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the publisher, it has been decided by the United States the stoppage of a newspaper without tee payment ot ar rearages, is prima farie, evidence ot fraud and is a criminal offence. courts have decided that persons are ac countable tor the subscription price of newspapers, if thej take them iiom the post oilice,whether'hey subscribe tor them, or not. For the Bedford Gazette. OBITUARY . DIED—() a the morning of February 12, 1861, after a few days illness, MRS. ELIZA COLVI.N, in the 73d year of her age. She was born in 17S8, married in ISO!, and was the sister of Charles McDowell. She was the mother of ten children, fifty one grand children, and four great grand children, mo-t of whom were present at her funeral. She joii.ed the Pre-bytenan Church in Bedford, in 1 SOS, and has lived a consistent member ever since. She lived in Schell-bnrg about 28 years, during whicn time she gained many warm friends, who can truly sympathise with her bereaved children. The following lines are RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO HER CHIL DREN. Sons and daughters of one mother, Are bereft of that kind friend ; God h ;s claimed he soul forever Wh:rh our childhood did defend. And we trust in his rich mercy, He has borne thee to the skies, Where attended by his angels. Sounds ot sorrow ne'er shall rise. Yes ! our mother, we shall miss thee , When ihou'rt laid benerth the sod; And our eyrs shall ne'er behold thee, When thou'rt in the land of God. But the ble-t assurance whispers That thy life was such an one, That the angels homeward led thee Trusting in thy Father's Son. And when years have floated by us. To the endless sea ol time, And temptations tiard have tried u=, We shall meet th*>e in that eiime, If we but our savior's warning Heed while it is called to-d /y And in lifes's bright sunny morning Meekly seek his Grace alway. Oh ! then draw us closer to him, Fix our dopes upon his love; Humb'y in hi word believing,! We shall all meet her above, Where with hymns and sweetest anthems, We sh ill sing forever more, To the Lord who brought us hither, And our own great God adore. J. H. M. Schellsburg, Feb. 14th, 1861. From the Boston Couriei. ONE TRIBE LACKING IN ISRAEL. FAST DAY SERMON OF REV. DR. NEHEMIAH ADAMS. "O Lord God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to-day one tribe lack ing in Israel /"— Judges, xxi •' 3. It lias been said of late, on high authority, that it there be one State willing to leave the Union, there are two who would be giad to come in. But thirty-three Canadas would not fill the place ot one Carolina. In many a fam ily circle there is "oue vacant chair," which seems only more vacant when strangers are present. We are none of us willing to hear that one member ol these confederated States have experienced irrevocable dissolution lrom us ; every other thought and feeling towards her mav, in turn, occupy our minds; but though a disease which affects the body and mind of a patient may discompose and weary his Iriend-, yet, when ttie last breath departs, and ttie seal of death is affixed, the heart breaks, griel over flows, a lift-long sorrow falls upon Hie dwel ling. In the heat of a contention between relatives and friends, the beaut if til histories of love and joy within the chaimed circle are forgotten, or perhaps they serve for exasperation. When passion has cooled, and reflection succeeds, the old memories of kindness and love make the strife seem unaccountable. The tim s when, in counsel and in league, they went through scenes ol agony together and were victorious, make the disputants feel that they surely never should have quarrelled. But until the princi ples of Chiist maintain their ascendancy in the hearts of men, no relationships, private or pub lic, are sale from alienation. Of the Southern States, South Carolina is, in its temperament, most Southern. In eveiy large family and association, there will be found a South Carolina, a tempeiament mercurial, a movement framed of hairsprings, an aim with a 100 easy trigger. Many are the rebukes ad ministered, lrequent is the loss of patience, and painful is the carefulness not to give offence, on the part of the rest ; and yet this member of the circle is at times warmly loved, is indispensable at festivities, and where there is enthusiasm, so that you are tempted to feel alternately ttpi! you can neither do anything with him or with out him. "God hath temaeied the bodv togeth er." Noitliei ri granite, ic--, and the East wind do not-characterize the whole land, and yet it is also well that there is something within its boiders besides orange blossoms, cotton, sugar cane, magnolias and the Palme:to. There is great respect in the Southern heart for the deep foundations and solid lureof a true Northern chaiacter ; while to a Northerner, the Souih, with its warm, gener BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FERUARY 22,1861. ous love, used to seem like their yellov jasmine clambering into every part ola tree, tike a child in your arms searching with its passionate iove to find another place for a kiss. Or again, when you consider their chivalrous spirit, as tested by our revolution, our foreign diplomacy, out national legislation, you were ready to adopt as your Southern symbol, the Cherokee Rose, which, while U flings its arms over everything and covers it with flowers, also makes a hedge whicn defies man and beast. If reason, mingled with kind words and ac tions, can prevent it, we do not intend to lose one State from this Confederacy. As Words worth's "simple child" with her six brothers and sisters, some dead, some scattered, sard the passer-by, "We are Seven," we, the old States ol this Union, mean to say, till time shall be no longer, "We are Thirteen." We miss one piece of household treasure to-day, and we are not thinking of all which remains, Dut of the piece which is lost ; we shall sweep the house dilligently till we find it. And as the ohepherd did not stop to consider whether the hundreth sheep wandered away or was driven off, we will leave the ninety and nine which are in the (old till we find the absent one and lay it on our showders rejoicing. There was a civil war in Israel. Men in the tribe of Benjamin bad been guilty of an a trocious crime. The other trioes demanded their lives, and the demand was accompanied with imitations of force in case of refusal.— This roused the spirit of resistance. The nation inquired of God which tribe should "go up first," or lead the attack. Tue answer was, Judah. The inquiry was not, shall we go up ! but who shall go up first ? Ttie answer was suited to the pre-determioed spirit ot the inqui ry. I'he eleven tribes were defeated iu ilie first bitlie, with the loss ol twenty-two thou sand, and in the second of eighteen thousand. Then they fasted and wept, aud tiegan the war again, and slew twenty-live thousand of Benja min and burned his cities. Then they wept. Perhaps they felt that they had done right, and liar! executed just'ee ; but they must a'so tiave reflected that wise delay and a more patient use of means to effect their demands, or an express ion of honorable confidence mat Benjamin would redress the great wioiig, would have done more for the furtherance of justice, besides pie venting the awlul carnage. The scaobard is the place for the sword, till we are positively sure that tlj.e cause is oi'God, and thai every o tlter instiument ol redress has certainly tailed, Chaucer says, "There be many who be ready ; to cry Werre.' VVerre ! who little ken what Werre amounteth." The better fenings ol our nature rose up in the hearts of Israel when they saw the car nage ; but still, this vvas their chief sorrow, that a tribe was destroyed. Then they remem bered Moses and the Red Sea, the wilderness and the manna, and the rock that followed them; the cloud by day and pillar ol tire by night, which seen Irom every tent door, was the ban ner ot God Almighty extending its protection ti Benjamin as well as to Judah. Would that Benjamin had not sinned! Would that we had treated sinning Benjamin with the meek ness of wisdom. "Aud the children ot Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, auu said, There is one tribe cut oil Irom Israel this day." I shall not attempt to dtaw a parallel between tins passage of sacred history aud our national affairs, for the histories themselves do not war rant this. I would only use th" incident that we may see now the patriotism of ttie Hebrew tribes mourned over calamines which, it is pos- j 'sible, may now h" impending over these Stales. ' The hand of God, we cannot doubt, is in j these affairs. Our prevailing belief is that we I are to see good days, arid not only so, but unex ampied prosperity ; that the "beauty of the j Lord our God" will be upon us; thqt a more perfect understanding of each other, a larger j charity, more forbearance, and a willingoes lo ; be instructed by each other as to our respective interests arid duties, will lead the different sec- ! tions of Ihe land to dwell together in love and j concord. Let no one think that wecannotall j agree, for example, on the subject of slavery, j A strong presumptive reason for believing that j we shall substantially agree upon this subject j is, that the God of our Fathers and our God, l cannot, we devoutly tiust, through us, inflict ; upon us and upon our interests sucti calamities i as will inevitably flow from continued disagree- j merit of humanity. The possibility ol agree-J ment on Ihis sjubject seems easy when we admit j one simple, oovious truth, namely : That there j is in the Southern States a body of christian peo- j pie in every respect as humane, wise, ami pi ous as christians at the North. This proposition, which would awaken a smile (to speak moderately) at the South, is not practically believed here at the North. We mourn over our Sonthein Christian friends as implicated in a great transgression, which we complain tfey are defending. Our great Nor- i tliein fault on this subject is a meek self-right eousness. You sonnet lines hear a good man a mong you say, "I have no doubt that there are some good people at the South." What would we think if at the South we should hear a Sou thern Christian say this of our Northern sec tion ? Just now, probably, our patience would not be likely to be tried in that way. We at the North ate certainly responsible befiore God for the existence of slavery in our land. The committee of the convention which framed the Constitution of the United States consisted of Messrs. Rutledge of South Carolina, Randolph of Virginia, and three from free j States, viz., Messrs. Wilson of Pennsylvania, Gorham of Massachusetts, and Ellsworth ot j Connecticut. They reported as a section for the Constitution, that no tax or other duty should he taut on the migra'ion or importation : of such persons as the several States should

think proper to admit ; not that such migration or importation should be prohibited. This was referred bv the Convention to a committee, a majority of whom being from the slave Stat3, Freedom of Thought and Opinion. ■ ! they reported that the slave trade be abolished I after 1800, and that a tax be levied on impor -1 J ted slaves. But tn the Convention, the free j States of Alassachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut voted to extend the t:ade eight years, and it vvas accordingly done, by means lof which it Is estimated there are now at least j three hundred thousand more slaves in the coun try than there would otherwise have been, i If our consciences trouble gus in this thing, lwe can favor a subscription to redeem our proportion of these bond people. But we could most acceptably and suitably discharge qur responsibility, if we united in an address to the Christians of the Presbyterian, Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, and other Churches in the SoCl and committing the subject to them, and pra |.ig that if at any time we, in their judg ment, can aid them, they will command our set vices. Such a proposition, whatever might be thought of it at the j South, would, even a mong us, in some quarters, as you very well know, be received with derisive laughter ; and would be likened to a proposition to refer the subject of buglary to the burglars of Boston.— But tiie day is breaking. God is preparing us ;to look at this subject dispassionately. No man I will be [equired to approve of wrong and op ! pression ; nor to prefer slave labor to free ; nor to vote to pieft-r slave labor to free ; nor to vote for the extension oi the system ; but we shall come to the conclusion that the best way ot bemg fiiends to the ccloied people is to be ; friends to their masters, and to enlarge j that chanty a little which seems to us so kind j ly to admit that there are, no doubt, good peo | pie who own staves. We shall, perhaps, ere j Jong be willing to say that the great body of i Southern Christians no more approve of piacti cal injustice and cruelty than we, and that if cruel things ate perpetrated, those Christians can best ileal with them, without our help.— j There are pictures of loving kindness iu the i daily history of those masters and mistresses, the contemplation of which will, by and by, change our tone of feeling toward them, anil ! make us inquirers and learners, and not dicta j 'orson this subject. To illustrate my remark : | A Northern lady in ttie South called upon a j a Southern lady, and found her nursing a black I infant. It vvas the infant of one her servants. The child was sick, and it died upon the lap of ; tWe mistress; the slave mother couid not nurse j the child ; her mistress did it for her. That i mistress was a sinter oj a Vice President ot the I United Stages. That rs ">famy yes, it is as | truly "slavery.;' "auction blocks" are islave- . i ry. Yes, vije foaj K>ok lor the time, riot far off' when Chrisj/ans at the South will coine to be regarded by our people to beas humane and be i nevolent as they. He is ignorant of human nature, however, who supposes that men, when convinced ol their erroneoui opinions, or of their ill effects, j will at once rescind '.them by resolutions and i voles. Some public acts may cat for such summary procedure, and a magnanimous people always do themselves honor by proving, at cer- , tain junctures, that they can afford to n- just. But a magnanimous disputant or adversary al so shows his good sense by liberally iriterpre'- ing an act or word to the credit of good feeling , and in trusting to the sense of justice, in the i other party. Reconcilliation may be said to be. |as the wise man says council is, "in the heart jot man, like deep water : and a man of under standing will draw it." Our "Free States are not to lose one right, one principle, one privi lege, moral, political, or religious, in consenting j to an amicable adjustment of this great contro j versy ; we are to stand just where we did when ! we entered into the Confederacy ; and who of ; us desires more ? j There is an alternative issue which is possi ble:! mean the division of this country into j two great parts, a slaveholding and a non-slave holding confederacy. It may be that God in tends some great benefit to (lie African race, S and to the world thiough them, by making ? them contribute, under Southern masters, to the ; progress of wealth, while their own elevation i and salvation is effected—for there are more of ; this race who are hopefully [converted to God. | in this country, in proportion to their numbers i than otthe whites. Thq Most High may have ! still further reference here to the civilization ! and christianizaiion ot Atuca. The South, be | ing freed from interference on the [part of the j North, and associating with herself some of the | other States, may be strong enough to work out ! some gr°at problem connected with Africa, and I perhaps Mexico. No one supposes ihat a sin : gle State could endure long as a separate Com j monwealth, nor that the slave states will all of them fail to make common cause, [unless their constitutional rights are guaranteed. There- , fore it may be that in the fulfillment of mighty plans whose circumference no mortal wisdom has a radius to measure, God intends to make j two nations here out ol one. The contemplation ?ol this possible design, perhaps to be effected, it at a!l, peaceably, should quiet our hearts and make us willing to give up even the UNION to His all-wise pur poses% We could all survive such a develop ment of divine providence and be happy.— But, alas ! our passions, and more especially, our conscience, might not allow the separation j to continue peaceful. God may sufler us to break asunder, as even his own peculiar people, Israel, were broken into two parts and misera- i oly perished. What wars raged between these two paits of a once happy nation! "And j there was war between Rehoboam and Jer oboam[a'l the days of his life," an J the* same is i said ot other kings of Israel and Judah. The ! histories of rival republicson the continent of Europe are beacon lights. It the North is so conscientiously opposed to the Southern institu tion, what can be expected but perpetual ag gression and retaliation ? Not only so, but 1 among the people of the North a state ot mutual exasperation and strife may come to pass, more ! hitler, even, if possible, than between the North ! and the South. "Blesn| are the dead who 'die in the Lord," before such a time. We turn from such a picture, beseeching God tc have mercy upon us. It the South is con scientiously persuaded that her mission is to have custody ot the black, until God in his providence shall disclose some way not yet discovered, lo relieve her liom the charge, and if we are as conscientiously persuaded that she is sinful, and that we cannot maintain with her ! that Confederacy which her fathers and our I fathers purchased and transmitted, in the name of a just and holv God let us go apart, and com mit each our cause to Him that judgelb i righteously. Two things on our part can preserve the Union. One is the general prevalence among us ot that scriptural truth, that the relation of ownership in man is not in itself sinful. The other is the persuasion that the good people of the South are equally competent with our selyes to judge, and are better qualified with out our aid than with it, lo discharge their so cial duties. These things cannot be voted : nor will they be adopted through any public over tures. They will, however, prevail, because they are just and true —unless the Go t ol na tions is preparing lo alllict us, or to execute some gieat purpose by our connection with the African race, in either of which cases it now seems likely that our Northern sentiment and action will prove invincible. Whatever may happen, and however we may, as friends and, f' llow citizens, differ on these great subject- 1 , he who becomes passionate and resentful, loses one evidence (hat tie is r.ght. The great non conformist divine, John Howe, speaking of re ligions controversies, says that it "must afflict angels to see men fi'rhtinsr in the. dark about mysteries which even angels cannot fathom." We ought not to fight with the Snithern Chris tians ahout that inscrutable mvstery which for so long a time perplexed good men. Srme, on either side, profess to understand it, and can show you their easy solutions. At the South , there are not only "the good .and gentle," but also "the froward," as in Paul's day. The "froward" are also with us, anil on bo:h sides they have made this trouble, tor to them are ! chiefly to be ascribed those things which, by : long and painful irritation, have brought us to I this extremity. Right or wrong,South Caroli na is a proper subject, at the present time, tor sorrow on our pait rath-r than defiance.— "Wisdom is better than weapons of war;" if we, the party in this contest which r- to make ! and offer terms of peace, lia!l receive wisdom' from God, we shaft pass through these danger ous straits "an/I 'tie Morions ions | a place of broad livers and streams." If you; ask, What shall we pray for ? I say, "wisdom is the principal thing ; therefore get wisdom, and with all thv gettings, get understanding." I We need in both sec'ions to know and to tin- j derstand each other better ; and here is a case in which "wisdom and knowledge" would be "the stability of our times." Per haps it is worth all which it has thus far cost to bring this whole nation to tli* frame of mind ! in which it is to-day, aud Rwhicb is best ex pressed by these inspired words : "Behold, as the eyes o| sei vants look into the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress, so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us." fUr" RETALIATION IN GEORGIA. —The author ities of Georgia seized five New York vessels, in the harbor at Savannah, on Friday week in retaliation for the act of the New York police, who seized upon a flot of arms, a short time since, that were being shipped from New Yoik to Georgia. This act rather startled the New Yorkers and a telegraph despatch was imme diately sent south stating that New York had; given tip the arms to the parties claiming them. As soon as this tact vvas made known to the Governor of Georgia, the ships were released ami allowed to go their way. This is a lesson j that may be piofitable to the Black Republican Police Superintendent of New York. He must remember that "it is a poor rule that [will not work both ways " A letter from Philadelphia to the New York Tribune says : The contest in our Hid Congressional Dis trict has been decided against the Republicans. Our candidate, Verree, vvas returned as being * lected by 22 majority. Kline, his opponent, contested this, ann a recount ol the seventeen ballot-boxes was had. In four of these the re count elects Kiinp by 9 votes. But the whole j pxaminaiion ifiscfosej ihesame careless hand-j ling and irresponsible custody of the ballot boxes alter election as were shown in the Leh man and Butler case. In fact, it is believed the bjxes had been opened and the votes j changed ; so that our elections are practically decided, not by the voters, but bv those who keep the boxes. The whole proceeding will go to the House for settlement. SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC TRIUMPH IN LANCAS- ; TER. —The municipal election in Lancaster city on Tuesday of last week resulteu in the success ot the whole Democratic ticket, by over 700 majority. That sterling Democrat and faithful officer, Hon. George Sanderson, is re- ; elected Mayor by 720 majority over Wiley, Op posstion ; being a Democratic gam of 512 since las' year, when he beat Burrows, Opp., by 208 j majority. John Meyers, Den/., is elected High Constable, by a like majority. The Democrats carry every Ward in the city electing i all |tlieir Councilmen, &c. The Democratic majority in North-East Ward is sixty. This : s an emphatic declaration of the peo ple ol Lancaster against (the destructive policy of Black Republicanism, and (an indication ol what might be expected from the popular voice of the whole State, were it allowed to be tmard now. The Lincoln majority in (November, would dwindle away to thousands less than nothing. are you into the sweetmeats again !" "No, n;arm ; the sweetmeats are into me !" vi iso j,i, \iubi;r, aff i.p. Kapha-d Felix ha? built a monumen tal chapel abrve the tomb which contains the mortal remains of his sister Rachel at Cann-t, *in the neighborhood of Canoes. On the lacad-- of ttiis chapel are copies, in marble, of the thre crowns offered to Rachel by the managers and actors ot the French theatre, bv the city of Lyons arid by Mile. Dorval,all three of which are o solid gold, the second being enriched with precious} stones. Theatrical emblems and garlands of flowers adorn the exterior walls, and on either side of the door are baskets car ved in marble and filled with living flowers. The interior is fitted up with tables fixed to the walls and tablets let into the panels, destin ed to receive inscriptions. The tomb contains niches lor nine other coffins. One of these has already received the remains of Keoecca, Rachel's favorite sister, who lies beside her. A SUIT AGAINST RAREY. —An action flit $ 100,000 damages has been commenced in the .-upierr.e Court by Denton Olft.t, of New Or leans, against John S. Rarey, the famous horse tamer for an alleged violation ola contract. Mr. Offut claims that he is the ongmator of this system Gt horse tanung, and that in the year 1850 he taught it to Rarey, who bound him self in the penalty of s3u lor each case in which he should impart the secret to anv other person ; that he gave Rarey a book of the sys tem, which he (Rarey) has since republished, and has further violated the contract by im parting ttie secret of the system to divers persons in Europe and in the United States. A PucriT ANECDOTE. —Sorr.e days since we chanced to be in company with several divines, who were relating numerous amusing anec dotes of the pulpit. Among others the follow ing struck our faucy as one deserving of re cord : '•[ was," said the reverend gentleman, "at tending divine service in Norfolk several years ago, during a season of some excitement While '.lie person officiating was in the midst of a most interesting discussion, an old lady among _lhe congregation arose, clapped her bands and exclaimed, "Merciful Father, il I had one more feather in my wing of faith, I would fly off to glory !" The worthy gentle man who "-'as interrupted, immediately replied, e 4 <G(*>d Lord, stick it in and let htr "go, she's but a trouble here." That' quieted the old ladv. : " t.. f~ fo Portland. Ot-/on. t+jere is a man wfiv livedwith his wile several years, ana tney had several children. At last she got tired of him and proposed that they should get a divorce.— He said he had no objection, if"she would sup port him. She agreed to do so, and they vveie ; divorced. She is now married to another man and supports her former husband by retaining him in the family as a servant. ICP"A schoolrna'm in one of our district schools was examining a class in orthography. •'Spell and define floweret," she said. "F-i-o-w --e-r-e-t, floweret, a little flower," went off a tow head in a perfect streak. "Wavelet." "W-a-v-e-l-e-t, wavelef, a little wave," was the prompt return. "Bullet." "B-u-l-l-e-t, a little bull," shouted urchin number three, who was innocence personified. notorious for her parsimonious and niggardly habits, to do for her some handiwork. The job was |p er ' orme d 1° h er complete satisfac tion. "Pat," said the old miser, "1 must treat vou." "God bless vour honor, madam,""* replied Pat. "Which would you prefer, a glass of porter or a tumbler of punch V* "I don't wish to be troublesome, madam," said the Hibernian turning aronnd and winking at the thin-ribbed butler, "but I'll take the one while you are making the other." [Cr*Patrick McFinagan, with a wheelbar row, ran a race with a locomotive ; as the latter went out of sight, Mac observed, "Aff Wiri ye, ve leaiin blaggard,or I'll be afther runnin into yees !" impudent anonvmms correspondent, ! signing himself "Ned Bucket," expresses the wish that we were dead. Very well—let him show himself in person, and we pledge ourselves to "kick the bucket." PGAIN.—A colored divine, in speaking ola I reformed infidel, wound up his description thus : -De last word dat dis dying man was h-erd to say ; de last word he was known to speak ; de iast syllable he eber breaved : de last ; word he vi as noticed to utter: de last idea he eber ejaculated— ves, my bredern, de very last word tie eber was known to breave lorth, sound or articulate was—G-L-0-K-\. minister had a quarrel with <}oe of his parishioners by the name of Hardy, who showed considerable resentment. On the succeeding ! Sunday the divine preached from the follow ing text, which he pronounced with great i emphasis, and with a significant look at Hardy, who was prespnt :—"There is no fool like the lool.Hardy." | is a man in Greenbush—says tha Tiov JVciPj—-who believes in rotation of crops. ! One year he raises nothing; the next year weeds. . (G~A rran without hands has been arrested in Wheeling, Va , charged with stealing hor ses in Pennsylvania, and taking and selling i them in that city. VOL. 4 NO. .28.