Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, January 24, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated January 24, 1861 Page 1
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U3XI& KIIUI I ■' ■ V■-M ■ .. I/'"”"' f • --' -~- ’ _. ' ■>■ i>■ ■ <■ , “"* 11 -V ”■ ■ ■r n "" ,r jmmm^mmmmmmmmmmm DEVOTED TO LITERATURE. NEWS. AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. you xvii. *JUNT KURTS BEACON f muix m tioioat it j.p.Eora * axis t. Down. Tmuia nvSvaeesvraoM.—sl.so per an- MM* to W paid within six months. No sntouriptiou will to received for toMir< ill Insertion. end 26 cts. for; •wry nbeeqoent insertion. Twelve lines ! •Mi eonslrtnto a square If the number of insertions be net marked on the adver- • tieemeet, it will bo pnblithed until forbid, and charged according Iy. A liberal de-; dneuoo made to those who advertise by i the year. SELECTED MISCELLANY, j WUSBULSL. iI.'LJ, 1 ISI/HUKR WILL our. Murder it a trine at which human na ture revolts, and bat been punished among civilised nations almost universally with death. Thoss who advocate capital pun- , ishweiH. adduce in support of their ar-I f umeut the words of the Mosaic law. in! addition to the precept delivered to Noah: | *’Wbosf obeddsth man's blood, by man j shall bis blood be shed “Ye shall tabs ; no satisfaction for the life of a mar- \ dercr, who is gailty of death, but he! shall surely be pnt to death; for the land ■ cannot be cleansed of the blood that is! shed therein, bat by the blood of him that | rhed it.” The party, however, who j would abolish capital punishment, have! this in their favor, that crime v hs de-1 or eased as punishments have become leas; asrero. The common proverb. ‘ Murder will out;* 1 no doubt originally implied than tbs criminal who had murderously abed the blood of his fellow-creature waa overtaken, in almost every ease, by re tributive Justice, as if the blood cried fnrm Oh ground until punishment over tmto the murdsror. It was supposed. indeed, by our superstitions ancestors, that p murdered body would bleed afresh when touched by the murderer, and to thi* md*-.*! suspected persona were some time-* subjected. This is referred to in Sbakspeare’s A.dtonf tIT "Dwd Sfary'a araeda Opee ikair cenreaied asoutbs and bleed •freak.** . There is a story told of certain gen tlemen in Denmark, who, being togclh- ! •r one evening at an inn. fell out ' amongst themselves and came to Mews. ' The candles being extinguished, in the fray one of the gentlemen wss stabbed. ' The murderer was unknown by reason 1 of the number, although suspicion rusted 1 oa a |uri vs nt of tbs king's. In or- 1 der to discover the homicide, the king ' Caused them all to come together into 1 1 the room; and, standing round the corpse, 1 commanded that they should, ene alter ' another, lay their, right hand on the slain gentleman's naked breast, swear- 1 ing they had not killed him. The gen- * tlynoo did so, and no sign whatever ap- 1 poarrd to witness against them. The ' pursuivant only remained, who first of 1 all kissed the dead man’s feet, and laid 1 bis hand on bis breast; at this the blood ' gashed forth in great abundant#, both 1 from tbs wound sod the nostrils, and 1 the culprit, falling un his knees, con- * ffgsod has crime. 1 1 The intention of this ordeal, practised 1 tor so many centuries, and received as * evidence In our Uw courts so late as 1 tbs tamo of Charles 11.. was tint of a * direct appeal to (led to testify against * the murderer. Such appeals are not free 1 from the charge of profanity, and are. tf course, open to the grossest frauds ' ad most serious mistakes. Such ordeals i hove, very properly, boon abolished, and 1 ore now only esteemed valid by the ig- i norant or superstitiona; but the fact of < tbeir having been appealed to in eases i of undetected murder, shows 'us bow J Strong the feeling is in the human heart that tbs man-slayer mupt not bo allowed i totowi* Jtoriao— I “If tbs vile amors of tbs heinous deed 1 Near tbs dead body happily bo brought, > Oft hath been proved ibe brsaihlass corpse I * ariUhlsdd. ** 4 It may hot be uninteresting to lay be- 1 %e opr yqafkrp a few of the moot singu- 1 Ur eases of eoposaUd murd*r, and some ‘ of-the singular means by .which mur- ' dors have been dissevered, ns these facte 1 loud to the sanMorien, that however long 1 Hi fiMM.toOf b undetoeiml, itHsin al- Mi every tops, at Uogth brought to * Hght by too InaarMiblo pfatof of Pi vine Provide^*. * **• Of I lion, win was above Mseieiou, and toe I tonfOtf Wend o i dll too boto people of l mom -■'* lli “*|* ! aleoTSqdAn toaao miSff *bo discover.-**] ( ( of ton murderui. Every jdfn wan made \ i bMI tbd M#iMl m ibt tone allowed,^ ' " "' - ■ ■ r, ■ w !.,> ip I MM 111 L ■ -r— I.EON.n!!) TOWN. >ID„ THURSDAY iIfB.NI.NG. JANT.UIV 24. 1861. j u'' w , but nothing was disoovsred by which | too criminal might be detected. And yenrs peaeed on; tor event was almost forgotten; Perthenras wea still high in the royal favor, loaded with riches and honors; when one night, as bo slept, be erne beard by bio servant to cry out for help, ibe valet rushed In, and found ! him m a stole of extreme terror; and iiwr.£s* s s. ! £s ' something In the hideous words which | be dropped, which convinced the oerveut that his conscience waa troubled by some • awful crime. This impression was ! strengthened by a recurrence of the same j circumstances a few nights later; and as these attacks occurred with frequency, he ; was watched, and heard to declare that Ihr had amrdeml bis friend. Accused |of tbs crime, be confessed it. owning j and establishing beyond all doubt bis | own guilt; and thus a crime long con- I sesied was discovered by the troubled conscience of the murderer—a man whom none suspected, and who had carried his dreadful secret for years. Luther tells a atory of a certain Ger man who, in his travels, fell among-t thieves; and they being about to cut his | throat, the poor man espied a liight of I crows, and out, “Ob, crows, I take [ you for tny witnesses and revengers of my \ j death.” About two or three days after, , j these thieves drinking together at an inn, | a company of crows came and alighted ; | upon the top of the house. At this the ; thieves begun to laugh; and, said one of them, “Look! yonder arc they who must avenge bis death whom we lately slew.”— . The tapster, over-hearing this, declared it | to the magistrate, who caused them to he ’■ apprehended ; and, in consequence of the I contradictory statements and evasive an-! swers, urged them so far that they confes sed the truth, and received their deserved punishment. At Paris, in the year 1551. a yeong woman bad her brains beaten out by a man with a tiammor, near Saint Oppor tune Church, as she was going to mid night mass. All her rings and jewels were stolen. The hammer with which j the murder had been committed was fisund i by the side of the corpse, and recognised j as belonging to u poor smith, who lived in j the neighborhood. He was immediately j arrested, and although he earnestly denied I the crime, he could nut account for the hammer ; he was, therefore, by the cru l practice of the times, put to the torture, in order to iuduse a confession, and died from the severity of the punishment.— Twenty years afterward, one John Flam ing. sergeant of the subsidies at Paris, be ing at St. Leupa. a village at Montmo rency, chanced, at supper, to say he had | left hi* wife at home sick,and nobody with j her but a little boy. There was an old | man then present, named Muustier, and a son-in-law of bis, who immediately went that night sway, and at ten in the inorn r came to Flaming’s house, “with each ! of them a basket and a green | goose,” presents for the hu- ; band. They were admitted by the boy, ! whom they immediately murdered, but bis | erics alarmed the woman, who, locking fast j her chamber door, cried for help out at the i window. The neighbors came to her res- j cue. and eaptnred tbe two villians. one of whom had hidden himself in tbe chimney, j snd tbe other in tbe cellar. These two \ being condemed snd brought to the place | of execution, Moustier asked to speak to* the smith’s widow, and permission having I been granted, confessed that he bud stolen the* hammer frost her husband and had therewith killed the young woman at St.! Opportune’s. The poor smith’s innocence was thus established after he had been in ; his grave twenty years, and tbe real mar- derer was executed, after eluding justice ' fur the same time. In Leicestershire, not far from Latter-! Wurth, ■ miller having had a quarrel with ; a neighbor, killed him, and buried the; the body in the adjoining ground. The 1 man, of course, was missed, but nobodv j could tell what had become of him, and no suspicion rested on the miller, who neon afterward sold tbe mill, and went abroad. Very many years afterward*—drawn by an irresistible impulse toward the scene of his crime—he returned to the vdlage an orn-uut man. But be wss rceog-l nixed at the inn, and stunned by the in- 1 telligenee that that very day the present! owner of his old mill, in digging a well in i the garden, had discovered tbe Ikklv of a j mao. Investigation was made; and, from 1 certain peculiar features, toe body was identified as that of the man wlao had been j missed so mysteriously twenty years be fore. Suspicion began to rest so tbe form- j er owner of the mill, who being arrested, confessed bis crime. In M*nix. a city of Lorraine, the ese cgtloner, in toe night, and during the ab sence of the maatei got into tbe cellar of a merchant's house, where he find murder ed tbe maid, who was sent by her mistress to fetch some wine; snd aftsrwaids murdered the mistreat, who eame down into the cellar to learn tbe cause of tbe servant's absence Thi# done, he appropriated all (be projerty he could find m th*}~ house, I and ercat| d. without detection, (hr umr-! chant, upon Ua return, dhfoecaring the: ■ 1 I 1 i horrible murders and plunder #h hom, I raised mi alarm, and tlm officer* ofthe liras t j were employed to detect the offender.— i j They agreed that somebody welt aequain* i | ted with the prmnfoee had done the dmr< I I der, ami aa it was known that the mem chant and his wife lived unhappily, asm picion was not dow to point to the ham baud aa the perpetrator of (he iMt Jfe , rnMi| i 1U,% • . •n^(P|P®® : pi S toPPto ? wwl wßWfaTdh^f ▼ ■ tow *fWi snUeriiijf. decks*! hitueelf gwtlty, Mid, notwithstanding all his subsequent protes tation* af innocence, was execute*! by the real murderer. This man now deemed himself perfectly secure, and began fo turn ; his ill-gotten treasure to account. Want ing money about two yam after his crime, he pledged a silver bowl to a Jew, who finding the merchant's crest and initials j upon it, sent it to the magutrate'a. Inquiry | was immediately instituted Several oilier j piece* of property, known to have brjung- I ed to the merchant, were found ing|ie ex* ; cautioner's houne. who w.ia.accii*edl of the J murder accordingly, and being unable to account for the possession of the property, or to prove where he was on the night of j the murder, wad condemned and ex<xuted. i Previous to his execution, bo confessed bis crime. Ota* Jackson on Union and Coeroie*. In the crisis which now beset* this na tion, the opinions and declarations of the | wise and great statesmen of an earlier period of the Republic are naturally looked to as lights for the guidance of the present generation. The opinions of no one have been oftener quoted than I those of Gen. Jackson. It is appropriate. 1 therefore, when we hear a Union of force j advocated in high plsees. and advocated i even in the name of Jaekson, to quote I from the Farewell Address of th.it great man a pertinent passage, applying di rectly on this point. (Hutcfeiuan’s Manual, vol. 2, pp. 951, 952.) “If such a struggle ia once begun, | and the citizens of one section cf the i country arrayed in anus against those of j another, in doubtful conflict, let the bat -1 tie result as it may, there will he an end |of the Union, and with it an end of the j hopes of freedom. The victory of the I injured would not seeure to them the j blessings of liberty; it would avenge their ; wrongs, but they would themselves share i in the common ruin. 1 “But the Constitution cannot he main tained, nor the Union preserved, in op position to public feeling, by the mere exertion of the coercive powers confided to the general government. The founda tions must lie laid in the affections of the people; in the security it gives to life, i liberty, character, and properly, in every | quarter of the country; and in the frater : nal attachments which tbs citizens of the | several States bear to one another, as ! members-of one political family, mutually ! contributing to ■ promote the happiness of ! each other Hence the citizens of every j State should studiously avoid everything i calculated to wound the sensibility or of>, ; fend the just pride of the people f other : States; and they should frown upon any • proceedings within their own borders like : ly to disturb the tranquility of their jo -| Utica) brethren in oilier portions of the Union. In a country so extensive as the • United States, and with pursuits so ; varied, the internal regulations of :he ' several States must frequently differ from | one another in important pat titulars; and | this difference is unavoidably increased by the varying principles upon which the j American colonic? were originally planted; principles which bad taken deep root in their social relations before the revolution, and therefore, of necessity, influencing their policy since they became free and I independent Slates. But each State has | the unquestionable right to regulate its j own internal concent* according to its : own pleasure; and while it does not inter- I fere with the rights of the people of other i States, or the rights of the Union, every , Slate must he the sole judge of the mea -1 sures proper to secure the safety at its citizens and promote their hsppisißf and all efforts on the port of the people of other States to cast odium upon their institution, and all measures calculated to disturb their rights of property, or to pot in jeopardy their peace and internal | tranquility, are in direct opposition to the ; spirit in which the Union was formed, and must endanger it* safety. Motives of philantkropby nay be assigned for this! : unwarrantable interference; and weak men ! may persuade them selves for a moment ] that they are laboring in the cause of hu- j 1 inanity, and asserting the righta of the human race; hat every one. upon sober i reflection, will see that nothing but mis chief can come from these improper ss sanlta upon the feeling* and righto of oih- | era. Heat assured, that the men found ; busy in tbta work of discord are not war- j ihy of your confidence, and deserve your strongest reprobation.” Amos Kendall and others labor to sus tain the despotic doctrine of military coer cion by treating ‘ nullification” and “se cession” aa one and the same doctrine, anti cite Gen. Jackson’s opinion aa an-j th wity again-* seccariou, because it was

adverse to nuili ties tion. The latter is re* ! ziUamsi to ku wtiiup the Union, where j i ■ j , u 1 ■ 1 " * i?opa the datjr lb* ’■* "• % J.W -.W - other withdrawal from the Union, and - of MfMhc lwu of the United State do w This attract shows JEVesi . dcot Jackson distinguished between the * case* :iand it is known to all who bad the * hom* * with him itfMP JfjlgpMiw x> tbe fniitoM nr strict construe* ; j tion republican party. It was generally - asserted and believed that Kdward Liv-j i iugston, then Secretary of State, drafted 1 1 the proclamation issued by President i Jackson in 1832. Mr. Livingston, in a . speech iu tbe Senate in 1330. excluded , nullification from his enumeration of “the ' > attributes of sovereignly retained by the ; s States, and which might be legally exer f, ted” in defence of their rights within r the Union. Ist. remonstrance to Con- ■ - gress against any act not warranted by the . Ueustiiu'ion. 2d, by an address to the . people in their eUctite functions to change jor instruct their representatives 3J, by , addresses to the other States in which f they will have the right to declare they . think the act uncom-titutioual and vo d. i | 4th, by proposing amendments to the ! | Constitution us provided. sth, by assert ing the natural right of revolution an i re **itiirg the government by force. Throe arc his remedies within the Union, lie ". then adds, lastly “if the act he one of * those few, which iu its operation cannot r j be submitted to the Supremo Court and ■ pj he one that will, in the opinion of the i pj Stott, justify a wiihdraaaifrom the Union. *, that this last extreme remedy may be re -1 ! sorted to at once."—Delates in Senate. ! \ dun., 1830. Times J. T. S. ; i i Religion for the Times* L j We adopt the sentiment of a cotempora ■! ry, in commending the following article i t > the careful consideration of all our roa- j ders, and if any of them find the hints ap plicable to their individual case, let them i “put it on.’’ It is from a writer iu the F Congregationalism and be describes! rcli-1 | giu which the times require, iu sensible. i ! i pointed language: We want a religion that goes into tbe * fondly. e?4*eepr the btobund from being i spiteful when the dinner is late, and kttps • the dinner from being late—keeps th<* i wife from frrttiug when tbe husband tracks I the newly-washed floor with his muddy , boots, and makes the husband mindful of j the scraper and the door-mat—keeps the! i mother patient when the baby is cross. ; ; and keeps the baby pleasant—amuses the j 'children as well as instructs them—wins |as well as governs—projects tbe honey* j | moon into the harvest-moon, aad makes j j the happy like the eastern fig tree, j j bearing iu its bosom at once the beauty of' ' I tbe tender blossom and the glory of tbe ri- ' pened fruit. We want a religion that! bears heavily, not only on the exceeding j •; sinfulness of sin, bat on the exceeding! 1 rascality of lying and stealing—a religion • that banishes small measures from the! .counters, small baskets from the stalls. ' pebbles frem the eutlon bags, clsy from ; paper, sand from sugar, chicory from; coffee, otter from butter, beet juice from | vinegar, alum from bread, strychnine from • wine, water from tnilkcans, and buttons, j | from tbe contribution box. I The religion that is to save the world ' will not put ail tbe big strawberries at the ‘ j top. and all the*bad ones at the bottom. It j will not offer mure baskets of foreign j wines than tbe - vineyards ever produced bottles, and more barrels of fLur than I ‘ all the wheat fields of New York grow, ! an 4 her mills grind. It will net make: j one-half of a pair of shoe*, of good leather, • and the other of poor leather so that the j first shall redound to the maker’s credit, j ! and the second to kia cash. It will not ; put Gouvin’s stamp on Jenkins’ kid; gloves, nor tuako Paris bonnets in the \ back rooms of a Boston milliner’s shop, j nor let a piece ef velvet that professes to 1 measure twelve yards, come to aa nutime-1 j ly end in the tenth, or a spool of sewing j silk that vouches for twenty yards, to be j nipped in the bud at fourteen and a half, t nor the cotton thread spool break to the j yardstick fifty of the two hundred yard* 1 of promise that was given to the eye. nor j j jratd-wida cletfa measure less than thirty : i■* inches from selvedge to selvedge, nor all wool delaines, aad all linen handker ekiefo be amalgamated with clandestine. cotton, nor coats made of woolen rags; pressed together, be sold to the nnsaspeet* ring public for legal broadcloth. It does. I not pat bricks at five dollars per thousand, | into chimneys it contracted to build of I n J. wm jWfow materials, nor smuggle j white pine floors that have paid for hard ! j pine, nor Wave yawning cracks in eloet's.. i where board* oaght to join, nor daub i the ceiling* that ought to be smoothly | j , plastered, nor make window-blind* with , B^ ta d<>t tmmmt mrnd the wind, and paint I i that cannot toaad the mm. and fosteniugz , that may be Mead at has are m no as- : i count to be touched. Tbe religion which is to aaaetifj tbol : *ld. pays its debts. It dnw not oourid* , er that forty cento returned for one bun*! i j dred cento given, is according to lav. It. > Woks upon a man who has foiled ia trade. 1 1 ! and who continue* to lire ia lurqry. as a t . tfoitof- U locks upon • nun who prcipi-! { CCS to pay fifty dollars on demand, with interest, and who neglects to pay it on demand, with or without interest, as a liar. "•* • ——•**■■ mCEDLEWOM. There ie eowethieg pUeeent. u 4 ere* Qckiftff -w| * a| ttarn'f * tl ft 11 jn. w ▼wy iifcw, ton and winning effect—ia (he peculiarity of | needlework, distinguishing women from | men. Our own sex is iucspable of sny such by-play aside froui the main business ! of life; but women —be they of what carth |\j rank they may, however gifted with j intellect or geniuf, or endowed with awful I beauty—have a’ ways some little haiadi -1 work ready to fill ihe tiny gap of every vacant moment. A needle is familiar to the fingers of them all. A queen, ne i doubt pli* • it on occasion; the woman-poet ! cau use it as adroitly as her pm; the wo ; •>' tye that has discovered a new star, turns from its glory to send the polished j little instrument gloaming along toe hem iof her kerchief, >r to dam a casual fray j her dress. And they have greatly the ! advantage of os in this respect. The j slender thread of silk or cotton kevps j them united with the small, familiar, gen tie interests of life, the continually operat- j ing influences of which do so much for the ; health of ih* character, and carry off whati would otherwise be a dangerous sccumu* , lalion of morbid sensibility. A vast deal of human sympathy run* along this clec- I trie line, stretching from the throne to the ; wicker-chair of the humblest seamstress, 1 , and keeping high and low in a species of , communion with their kindred Wings. : Methinks it is a token of healthy and gen ; tie cbaractcrihUcs, when women of high , thoughts and accomplishments love to sew. especially as they are never more at home I with their ewo hearts than while so oceu* ; pied. 1 Doo and Looic.—A fat old gentleman was bitten in the calf of his leg by a deg. j i He at once rushed to the office of the jus- ! ; lice of ike peace, and preferred a com* j | plaint ag;:ins*t a joker in theweigbborkood. j whom he suppoaoi to be the owner cf the (flfon'dihg cor. The following was the de fence offered on trial by the wag: First—By testimony iu favor of tbe | i general good character of my dog, I shall i j prove that nothing could make him so fur- \ . getfui of his canine dignity as to bite a i raff. Second—He is blind and cannot sea to ; bite. | Third-Even if be could sea to bile, ii j would W utterly impossible for him to go : out of his way to do so, on account his I severe lameness. Fourth—Gmating bis eyes sad legs to he good, he has no teeth, j Fifth—My dog died six week* ago. | Bix:h—l never had a dog! j m Embassy to Maryland —The Phila delphia Enquirer, of yesterday, ha* the j : following special despatch from liarris -1 bur ß * Uarrisbcro. Jsd. 16.—1 tis wriatn : that Governor Curtin will send to-morrow ,an embassy to Maryland. Mr. Robert ! Palmer, Speaker of the Senate, and Gideon J. Ball, of Erie, from tbe lloaee, have been selected for the mission. They are to visit Governor Hicks and to express! to him tbe allegiance of Pennsylvania to ; the Union, and will offer him every assis tance of this State to sustain him in tbe | national course which he has been pur-1 | suing to defeat accession schemes. This has already caused discussion here, and \ , more will follow it. Bome persons have i advanced tbe opinion that Governor Cur j tin had better leave Maryland to tbe i Marylanders, aad. bare Penusylvania taken j ! care of by Pennsylvanians, while others; | sustain tbe course that tbe Governor has! decided to adopt. | Coercion as Vibwed bt a Expublican. ! i The lodisßapoli* Journal, tha central or-1 i gao of the Indftaoa Republicans, speaks | thus: “You cbo n<4 compel friendship asd \ fraternity , and if the Union is not a friend ly one it ie nothing. If it is not held to gether by love for it and trust in its bene fits, it is no Union, whatever else it may be. The Government will be weaker for I it, the nation must be poorer for it. It i will cost us muck and give m nothing. j Fight the Gulf States to compel thro* to love os well enough to slay with aa! .XVti is the absurdity at the bothmi of ooerafopT The eoaotorvailiof argument tbat the Un ion must be preserved ie do irgninto to all. because the Union is not p renewed by a war. The Union, in its vary Ufo and OBMiioe. ia broktm to pioeot by a war. and it fo hopelessly Woken. Peaceful fmn tioo (foes cot Wank the Union llf soot tyly and immediately ns ooereion. Wo know of a very pretty lady who kaa a bashful lover named Joy. She fo im patient to have bon to “popthe question,” aad think* of availing hernelf of the fo- i i male privilege of leap-year, fc that case. I fbewwto Vp*‘JrJqy. w i in i i * m 4 * •> * *# i A Hiatt Blow. —A colonel. who It i fond of tolling tough 'un, especially \ rtt*riei of Which he htmaeff ir the her... lateW drew the long bow afte* the follow ing frahioo. “I wae once in Montpelier.” my* the colonel, “on official bendnet*. Daring my stay e horse-raoe came of near i the eapical; end m I am rather partial to t httree nreewig. 1 eenne Me k Just M r? the horeee were about starting, some fel -11 low insulted me by jostling me rathef j roughly. Now. you know I don’t often i fight, but when 1 strike, then I do strike. So I up with my fist, and hit him a blow that sent him against the fence into a field, carrying with him nine sections of posts and rails. The fellow lay a short then raising himself into a sitting poturo, bn looked wildly around him. ‘Gentle men.’ said he. ‘has the storm done much ;dmage? Did the lightning strike any body l>ot ineT” A Virginia Pastor Madb to Djrcox ! tim’r a Disunion Skkmon.—On the Fa*l Day, the Kv. Dr. Frjsr, *hc father of the Hun. R. A. attempted to praach a Disunion sermon in the High Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg* I Va., where he is the officiating pastor, i After discoursing at some length, extolling Souih Carolina and commending her so j tion, he was interrupted by one of thn : prominent uiembera. who rose in his seal and declared such sentiments tobetreason. The reverend gentleman not desisting. : several members left the church, and one, more daring than the rest, entered the pulpit and requested Dr. Pryor to discon tinue his sermon and* leave .the building, which the pastor did, amid much excite ment. Clun. Soon.—At a public dinne in this city on Friday a%hl, a member of the legislature requested that the com pany should rise, and drink standing and |i* silence, a sentiment which be proposed ;to effer, and tbst. afterwards the band j should play the - Rogue’s March.” Afl*r i tbi prelim in ary. La announced bis senti- J meats—“ Here sto the reputation of Gen. jikPU." Ibijwi, kw „ qa4 i was a general exclamation of “Oh no, fc i slid the spontaneous rising of eerersl in ! fiuc ntial persons who remonstrated sgainst ! any such demoyiptratjoD as that proposed; i •*‘. a *hue the episode ended.— Kkhmtmd Whig. Tna Sen Goins Oct.—There arc no# more spots on the snn than hare been serii before fr many year*; some of these are visible through a smoked glasa to the naif- * ed eye. Several stars—some of them of great brilliancy, which from their ascer tained distance, must haw been as larg* i•• Ml" —bare totally disappeared from the sky; and the question has txen raised ! among astronomers wheth r he light a- -i ■ heat of the sun are gradually fading awa*.. j At this would be accompanied by the de ; truct'.on of all the plant* and animals o j the earth it is rather an intereating ques tion The sun's light and heat are dtmio iahed by the dark p*.••to at the prevent lime above one pc: c.nt. ' | -T Tut Vacanct in mi Supreme Barer —Mr. Buchanan will undoubtedly make’s i nomination for this vacancy at an earlv j dy. Calwb Cushing seemVto have gone under since th Administration hat taken the coercion tack, and Judge Elaik rises prominently to tho surface. Should he bo I nominated be will urcly be confirmed There will likely be another vaesney short ly on tho Supreme Bench, as Judge Camp bell, of Alabama, in the Ut£ letter, whilst declaring bis attachment to the Union, in j dicated bis intention rf rreigning in ease | his Stale withdrew. a f- I A Enu and a Tatra.—lt was a esarse. erwel sneer—an worthy of one of England's greatest artists-—when he raid, that “a woman had rather be eoorted end jilted, tkan never to ho eoorted aft all.** j Another, whom the alchemy of earrow ; had tested and purified, has brought oat | from thia rough atone the lastre of a troth, jas uahxrsol as beautiful: ... to haw Wed nd,Uw*. Thao sever s Hew lewd at all.’* ./ Psm.—A hoy entered a stationery • store, the ether day. and asked tho pro prietor what kind of pooe ba sold. “All i kinds,*’ was the reply. “Well, then ” soid tho hoy, “IM toko three swots wane wg fiffom. A Scotchman asked sp Irishman “Why were half-fat tings coined in £np opportormy to aoosonop to A t*i Uirrrsa BfATfr. —the Monde ft Jowrot! of Paris thinks a dictator is needed in the United Stales and recommends ftp Hmaparte formerly of A young mom odvevttses ip a London psper, bis doairo fcr a wilW’psatly and ewtiraly ignorant of the. iaoftl” Dtoa ho faitf ft Wind wejpsgt