Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, April 18, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated April 18, 1861 Page 1
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*' *’ „ DEVOTED TO LITEHATUKE. NEWS. AORK-Ul|niHK AND OENKKAI, I NTKI .I.UiENCE. ypL. xvii. t/UNT MAWS BEACON *VHvntaaisn> rav thwipat it IJ.BM. * JAMS . DOWEB. Tii m liii—riiiTiow |1 fiftpnr u* in, to be paid viibis six months. No will bs received for a shorter period tbs* six months, and no paper ho ratti U srresragef are paid. mtmft t the option of the publishers. Tasks or Aovssnsme. —II per square flw the irat insertion, end 25 cts. for ymf aubasqnrat insertion. Twelve tints r less eonstltuu s sqnsre If the number fl inntrtimi he not marked on the sdver lissmoat, at will he published until forbid, . |*d ehsffud acaardiagly. A liberal de flir*r- mode to those who advertise by the tear •. * MtLECTED MISCELLANY. tn HOUSE OH THE POTOMAC IH 1676. Standing on a bluff above the river Pottmae woe a efusll log house, two stories in height, with s kitchen and dining-room on tke first floor, end two bed-rootes on the second. Old Spell men, tke owner, wse known in the vi einltr as the greatest Indian hunter of his osy. The red skins feared his rifle, and when it name to a rough and tum ble fight, they feared his powerful snu Vipre than his rifls. Of course be was marked among the savages, known to raeh warrior, and held in awo by all The Indian who would bring in old Spellman's scalp would be reverenced, worshipped, and be regarded as a motto snd example for all young warriors to Imitate. The family of Spellman coo pisted of the father and mother, daught er and son. The parents were well ad vanced in years, nut stout, hale and hearty. The sun was a young man ot promise— large muscular frame, and, tike his father, possessing a Ih rouleau power. The daughter wss a girl of eigh teen. fair and beautiful. Being inured to the forest, she wus brave and dar ing, cool, calculating, calm, slid self possessed. in times of the greatest dan ger sad most imminent peril. The house stood within a few yards ef a precipice, about twenty feet high, which extended some distance up and dpwn the river, affording it on that side a protection fr<n> an enemy. A high palisade, commencing at the bluff on one side, extended around the house to the bluff on the opposite side, thus enclosing It on three sides by the palisade, and one ride protected by the bluff. It was con fidri'td bv the neighbors ss a strong post, and (he old mao himself thought it almost Impregnable. About this time the Seneca Indians made War upon the Susquehanna* aud drove fbem from the head of the Chesapeake.— They wandered along the banks of the Po lemic, snd six of the chiefs applied to thr whites, desiring to negotiate terms of peace; they were, however, put to death, on which occasion, Sir William Berkely said, “They came in pesee, and 1 would hsvo sent them in pence, though they had killed my father aud mother. This tu ffaraed the winds of the savages, snd they made war on the whites, slaying india- HliMsetely all who foil into their hands. It wss a cold evening in November, that Mr. Spellman wee seated by the ta ble with a book in his hand. The old lady was doting before the fire, with her knitting port the time emu on sod port the time lying idle In her lap. The eon waa mending and generally preparing hi* traps for the winter service. The daugh ter was seated at her spinning wheel, oc essmaaDy casting sly glances at a fine AnMnwrywwag nsaa near her, who smiled graciously in ratur*. The gentleman al luded la a bean of Mass Spellman's and M that evening walked through a lonely nrp five miles to are his sweet heart. Has name was Robert Risler, apd m Wane pent hearted man, wilting and able to defend his My Me from harm. Thewrasd man whistling doleful I y about the hawse, making everything without psp fitM and dreary, sod all within look mere cheerful. The old gentleman laid down his bank, took vff bis specs, and lamed has ear towards the bask end af the kemls. The sen nutieed the father's ae lisos. And damn his traps, and followed Iha man's example. "Misti" said he to his sister, potting pp his finger is taken of silence. "|Nd yoa hear anything. papT’ asked Ok old My. starting a r in hVr sent. “There Is something wrong, replied the Old man; "the horses seam aaeaay. and 'IS dogp whine, tam afraid (he Indians ay that," plead the old ha frightened 1 tlicrs W a pretty woof party of ok, JlUler, yon sod Ntn- Tr. OoKecl alt the arms together, mod pot Sp tn order; there are strong indications Oaard veil Che doors, and Veep s .-harp lookout.* Jh chi mas arose from his chair, and MMwiy stole ap stairs. Thera were Several port hderU. ibe pert af the LEONARD TOWN. WD.. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL IS. IS6I. -————-—————————— - - -■- - ■BBB99B9Sn9BS!WS9RBBBKnw j , I. house, through which the old gentleman ' i took- an obsarvation of the premises within tke enclosure. From what be could observe, ho was satisfied that Indiana were larking about, sad. as war existed between the I whites and savages, of coarse their inten -1 turns were not sf a friendly character. ‘! When he returned Is the room below >}4airs. ha assisted an asms ■ aud distributing the ammunition. There { were firearms enough for all. except the 1 ' old lady, and, for better security, she was placed in cue end of the room. A screen > m made to shat off the light from the ’i fire, by suspending before it two or three '. b.-d quilts. > | All the necessary preparations having *! been completed, the family waited, in per* r j feet silence, the result of their suspicions. llt waa perhaps midnight, when there wss fj a slight rustling outside of the d*w, and. • by closely observing and listening, a voice could be heard. The old man ordered I three of the party op stairs to fire upon ' the savages who might be in (he yard, while he would defend the door. The command was pul in the bauds of Risler. who. on looking out. saw, by the faint | i light the moon cast through the clouds, a body of Indians, just inside the palisade. • They were standing, perfectly quiet, watch ing the movements of their companions ‘ near the door. “Take the three Indians to the right,” said Risler. “T will take the first on\ ’ 1 Harry the second, and Nancy the third.” I j Noiselessly they placed their weapons I I in the port holes, and at the same inst*nt ' the arms belched forth fire, and throe In dians fell dead on the spot. The Indians seemed stricken with a panic, and precip itately fled, but a moment after returned and attacked the house furiously. Their principal point of attack was at the door.: which tke old man wax defending. While they were battering at if. ♦!♦• old lady put 1 a kettle of water over the fire, and in u . few minutes had it boding. She then as eeuded the stairs, and foftly raising a small window din*ctly over the savages, she .threw the contents over them. With ; loud howls they fled, and ss they retreat ed the party up stairs gave thorn a volley, aud two or three were either or wounded. F*r but half an hour tbn* was a per- j feet silence; no trace of an Indian could | be e '.*n. I *1 reckon they're gone.” s*n:d the old 1 lady in s whimper to her husband. “Not they—we’ll from them di -1 rectly ;** and he had scarcely made the re ply, when a rifle shot from one of the par .y up stairs announced the reuppearanee • of the savages. “Go into the kitchen Hannah.*' said the old man: “I believe they are at the 1 back door.” The old lady hastened to obey orders, aud watched the door closely ae the In ! dians battered away at. it. There was a party of savages at the front door, which the old man was guarding with tin- utmost care. Those np stairs were ordered down, ’ and the whole force were then mustered ' below stairs. The son and the mother were guarding the back door, at which the ' savages were eagerly at work. At length | it yielded to their efforts, and fell in.— ' The sou shot the first Indian, while the mother, with an axe, attacked the second one. and drove him back. The howling ef tke savages brought those from tin front doer to the rescue, snd the whole force was now assembled at that point.— The old lady received a serious wound, and was borne awsy by her son. The old man, Risler and Nancy, now joined in the fight, by giving the savages i vol ley which was returned, wounding Risler ’ and the elder Spellman; but they contin ued the fight, and as the savages fled, pur sued them to the yard. Spellman rcoeiv ' ed a second wound, which disabled him, aud be crawled into the house. t The remaining three fought with des t peration. and drove the savages step by step beyond the palisades. Nancy and her I brother stopped to repair the breach, while I RuW made a circuit of the place, to see If it was thoroughly cleared of the enemy. , As he came near the precipice an Indian I sprung from the darkness upon him. and | then commenced a struggle for life. The Indian had no weapon, but endeavored to drag Risler over the precipice. The lat | ter was compelled to drop bis rifle, and was therefore on equal footing with his I savage foe. For a few moments thjy would dangle • over (he edge of the precipice, when Ris ler. getting a little of the advantage, would i force hie antagonist Wck. llis only hope was t choke the savage; and to this pur . posit he pot out his whole strength. But | the savage was tho strongest man, aud i Risler was somewhat weakened by the loss of blood. I The struggle Bad continued for several minutes, when Risler felt a peculiar tigbt f ness about the throat. The Indiau had - pirated his fingers tightly in the ncek **f I: Risler, snd was cbowking bint to death. He i' was dragging his helpless victim toward I the precipice, when the but sf a gun came whtising down npoo Ur head, rad, with I a convulsive shudder. he tumbled ever to i receive a death blow from the bauds of Nancy. She had fought brsvrij, owngi HBBMBWBHBgaMiHBgH i' omdy; and, last of all, saved her, i lover, who in after years married her. The wounded all recovered, and for ; three days withstood a aeige l the end ; of which time they were rrwcued and taken to a place of safety. J !• fWffin|r hi ? If it Im. t ; we ought to be able to say whnt kind of reality. Of course, everybody knows i that people do fall in love, or say. or | ; think, th’V do. Therefore, it might t>e i Raid, the thing is so for real. Hut that i answer is unsatisfactory. Not to treat ,'• the matter ethically or metaplividcnliy, in '! a strict or technical sense, let us examine I what we really mean when we speak of it. ! and bow far it is true, or ev.*n possible 1 There is no question as to love itself being !an affection uf the mind snd an instinct * , m| . • • • or man. The question rather is. is it a ! mere instinct and more or less involnnta |ry ? Can wc—must we fall in love? Or ■is lore under our control ? Can w- love, ! or refrain from love at our will ? More 1 yenng ladies, and not a fow weak young ’! gentlemen, and some old fools, have made fatal mistakes in life, from a superstitious 1 beiicf in love kt fin*t sight, and from p“*ing that falling in l<>vo had controlled thrm like fate. We are really most anxious to add (• the happy poetry of ! life; we wish that you may *.ove ! tmee, love uror." Therefore we gay don’t fall in love. Be very cautious, nnd ! kc* p your heart, till a very worthy fel low—we don’t say necessarily handsome (fur handsome women especially know { what is the real value *f beauty ) —but a •imr, a noble felltw. a gentleman, a ! Christian, offers U you his heart, bis band, i his home; and then set your hc rt upon | him. aud love him with all your soul { You don’t object to that arrang'-ment. w* | know Well, then, it is not likely to be ! carried out. or ever to succeed in your •f I case, if you are only eager to watch gome 'one-if you are r.ady to flirt v. i:h every ; coxcomb. V*u mas! really, aud stfini fsgtly, be rsry passive, and keep yvur heart j all disengaged for that gwectrxi<rcted whie ’ per and embarrassi d deciaratioo of love. A * matron” might have given cih.r I advice, or given it in another way; snd j wc arc goiug to irii you what ♦h-- proos j hly do-'S not know, h’trange a it (appear to you, we assure you that, oven iin this case, y**u will truly hu the tiret jtnlov-! Were the Mceref of man's heart i known, it would be found that he ready cannot love, in the fall sense of that sacred word, till he is lved. Woman mv* I ought to love till she at least thinks she i> loved. Man loves iu order to be loved; woman, to bestow her love. When a man admires the beauty and grace of a woman i (we speak not of the mere sensualist), his j desire m not no much to iudulge hie love jof these, as that he may be loved by the i possessor. True woman chiefly feels a | longing to bestow her heart and lavish all I her sweet, attractive grace upon the man • who adores or worships her. I t is this distinction in the character of the passion ;of love in man and woman that renders reciprocal affection, and those mutual at iractiont of which we have becui sptak i ing, so complete, and perfect, and con- I gruous. It is this difference between man • and womau that naturally asigns to each I their proper part in the everlastir.g bond i they *contract. “Her desire *hal! be to ; her huslmnd,” rather than his to her, ; and he shall rule over her—a loving rule, ; however, while both are true to their ob ligations of love. “It is not god for a ; man to be alonehe requires the solace ' she gives as “bis helpmate;” while .‘•he has bar joy in thus watching ;nl bcl^&ag ■ and being devoted to “her lord.” DEATH nr A SHOW STORM. Soon after our arrival at the Rod Lake j Mission, we learned that the Roman Cath ! olic missionary bad been frozen to death | two days prevaousdy, in an attempt tu j cross the ice during a snow storm, from a I promontory about two miles away from ; the mission. He had been visiting u camp :of Ojibways, who warned him of the pe i ril of a return across the ice daring the •storm, and invited him to pass the night jin thir wigwams; but the missionary I thought that be would not incur any dra ; gcr of freeaing during so short a traverse, l j although the thermometer indicated a fen.. ' perature of 25 c below aero at the opfM>site '■station. He wss frozen within two hun dred yards of the Mission House, near to i which were a number of log houses, leu •, anted at thr time by half-breeds and lu - j dians. Wlien ihe body was found on the i? folljwing lasrning. a number cf Indian? j set themselves to trace his steps from the *. Ojib way car ip across the ice, a difficalt ■ wuiiertaking, in consequence of the high I' wind which was blowing at the time Iwv .' ing. to an inexperienced eye, obliterated I; all traces of bis With asOmishiug f j aocorocy them wild men read the brief ; history ot" hi., journey, aud related the iu i oideuta to a**- as we stood on the backs of > the Red Lake, with tke Cutaway village i and the courts of the aufontiaate mu*ioi -t ary in view. “There/' said my dusky f informal.t, pcectiug to the ice not more . that. *u!f v u4l: .Vvu. cite ocimx, *'Urd

i Ji - ,j he firstHimed bin back to the wind. am! there Mpuclt to pray,” the Indian suit r lag thmCti<>n to the word, and kuetliug 1 in the flptade which the track showed the i ! miwioaatt bad assumed. Now be fared the wlppmc! ran against the blinding mow gnphilcss atom; here ho turned “** WSr***: t * frc trar *’ ••* • kot Wlii dtppp<l and fell, and once • again where be knelt t" pra v The mark* •J of his fingers were seen on the ice. < Inct • more he fell, roe.- again. knelt for v whil**, r ‘ and made n effort to push ag-uusi tL_ r ! storm. They came at length to where ho j had fallen for the last time, and aiib.<- 1 qucotly knelt with hi* hands on the ice, ' hi* heal touching the mow. lie was ! : found with hands elapsed in the attitude of prayer, his head bent on his breast 1 The barking dogs at the Mission must ' have been aware that he was approaching. no’withstanding the gloom of evening ar.d 1 drifting snow, for th y bnyed fiercely in the direction ho was coming about the time he was supposed to have fallen. The ■ half-breeds heard the dogs and looked out in expectation of string the missionary approach, but as the dogs soon ceased to bark they thought it was a false alarm, and I did not go to meet and assist him. It was | painfully interesting to watch the Indians 1 relate the narrative of this short hut tor r rible journey from the information | j they had gathered on the almost j trackless ice and snow. Th** imitation of i the actions and motions of the poor mis • sionary, his attitude of prayer, his droop ing bead touching the cold icc, his back ward wanderings, were all so faithfully ; represented, so true to -nature, that the reality appeared to he occunug before me, i lather than the solemn mimicry of a sav uge.—Hindtn Canadian Etd River Kx i plant*j Expedition. Morbid MervouaneU The morbid nervousness of the present day appears in several ways. It brings ’ a man, sometimes, to that startled state that the suddm opening of a door, the • clash of tlic falling fireirous, or any little (aeetdSM pots him In a flutter, Ilow oer | vou f the )ato Sir Kohert Peel must have ■| been when, a few week-* before I is leath, I he went to !im Z-.oloeeca! (lardoii?, and : when a monkey suddenly sprang upon i his arm, the gret and worthy man faint i i oil I Another phase of nervousness is :! when h man is brought to that stale that the least noise or cross-occurrence teems to j r j through the entire nervous system —to up i ■ set him. as we say; when ho cannot com mand his mental powers except in perfect • j stillness, or in the chamber and at the ; writing-table to which he is accustomed; i when, in short, be gets fidgetty, easily worried, full of whims and fancies, which > must Ire indulged and considered, or he is > unite out of sorts. Another phase of i ' the same iorbid*tondition is, when a bu j man being is always oppressed with vague i undefined fears that things are going i j wrong that hid income will not meet the i i demands upon it, that his child’s lungs arc I I affected, that his mental (.towers arc leav ing him—a state of h oling which shades rapidly off into positive insanity. In j deed, matters remain long in any i of the fashions which have been described, I suppose the natural termination must i; be disease of ibr heart, or a shock of p*ra i! lysis, or insanity in the form cither of • j mania or idiocy. Numbers of common \ place people who could feel very a nt* ly, but who couii not tell what they feb, have been worried into fatal heart-dist a-e by i prolonged anxiety and misery. Every ! ; oue knows bow paralysis laid its band : | upon Sir Walter ScuU, always great, ; | lastly heroic. Protracted anxiety bow | to make the ends meet, with a large fami !fy and an uncertain income, drove Southey’s first wife into the lunatic asv | lum; and there is hardly a more touch ! ( ing story than that of her fears and fore bodings through nervous year after year, i J Not irs* sad was the end of her over • j wrought husband, in blank vacuity; not 11 1’.hc like end of Thomas Moore. And ner i: haps the saddest instance of the result of i|o overdriven nervous system, in recent : days, was the end of that rugged, honest wonderful, genius, Hugh Miller. — frater. : A STORK STORY. Mr. Horace Mayhew. in bis new work ■on Jutland, tells the following story: — “An English manufacturer, scaled some where in Zealand, amused himuclf by > changing the eggs laid by a stork, who annually built her neat on his house, for ■ i those of an owl. In due course of lime ■ | tbs eggs were hatched, and be was startled E j one morning by a tremendous rew g‘itig ■ : on in thv uest of (be parent storks. The' . j mails, in a violent stale of excitement, flew i j round and round bis neat; tbc female shattered away, protecting her nestling* 11 Hinder br wings; it was quite rndr-nt that ; : tistt stork wan uot aatiafied with the pro f i dmes of his helpmate: there was corns -; thiiLg loud* about the whole affair: he fi wo,aid not recognise thu offspring. Alter j s violent dispute the male In* sway, and - j shortly returned, accompanied by two r other storks, birds of enuspooeuee and s oipjruiy. limy sat lh*:r*mvr* Uuwo *u wrt roof, tod IrrttMff le tha prst nod cne* e t . of the matter. Mrs. titnrk was comprlled to rinc and exhibit her children. *Oan they be niineT exclaimed the stork, •llnppeu what may, I will never recognise them.' On hcr.aidc Mrs. Stork protected snd fluttered, and vowed it wras all witch h.J ttufk pnwwwJ -faith;-, ,ftfl a wvfo'h-ftiflff. Alas. ikr how ?trT- L : do'u the gentler sex meets with justice in 1 ttiis world when judged by man, or. in ibis case, by stork-kind I The iudges looked wondrous wise, conankefl, and then j of a sudden, without pronouncing sen-' tenee. regardless of shrieks for mercy, fell on the injured Mrs. Stork, and jacked her to death with their long sharp beaks. As f r :he young owls, they would not delih their bills by touching them, so they : kicked them out of the and they 1 were killed iu the tumble The father, stork, broken-hearted, quitted his abode, aud never again returned to his former! build iug-piace. — Who Supports the North 1 Helper, iu bin infamous book, ban stated I bGiuc liuths which d;ouM, at this oarticu-, lar time, be taken into -:ccount and serve j to finally nerve tho people of the South to : the purpose of securing ut lca:?t poisoaal, ; it not political, independence. lie says, (writing as a Southerner): “it i> a (del well known to every tuttd-! Hgent Southener. that we arc compelled to • •go t> the North for almost every ar.icle of utility aud adornment; that almost every-, | thing produced at the North meets with j read} yalo. while at the same time there is no demand, even among our own c;ti-! zeus. for the produce of Southern indus-1 try.” “The North is the Mecca of cui | merchants, and to it they must and d j make two piligrimagc per annum—one in i j the spring, and one in the fall. We want j i Bibles, brooms, buckets, and boots, and . iwe go to the North; we want pens, ink, j paper, wafers, aud envelop.-*, aud we go; to the North; we want shoes, hats, han-i- j • kerchiefs, umbrellas, and pocket knives, [and we go to the North; we want toys, j primers, school Looks, fashionable appar el, machinery, medicines, tomb stones, i and a thousand other things, and wo go ; jto the No:‘h for them all” “In infsu-1 jcy vt* ar<* swaddle.] iu Northern mutliu; i . in childhood wc arc hu.uoreil with North- j : ern gewgaws; in yontli wc are instructed; iin Northern books: at the :urc f maturi-; lv wc oer wild oats’ on Northern! soil; iu middle life we exhaust out j wealth, energies, and talents iu the dis- ! i honorable vocation of entailing our de-) ! pendeuce upon our children and our chib ! jdreu’s children, and, to ih-j neglect ef, our own interest aud the interest, of them : -around u*, giving aid and succor to eve ry ’ department of Northern, power; in ! the decline of life we remedy our eye (sight with Northern spectacles, and sup-1 port our infirmities v\ith Northern canes; i , in old age wc ate dtuggcd with Northern I {physic; snd finally, wh<n we die. oui i {inanimate bodies, shrouded in N"rthciijj | cambric, arc stretched upon the bier, j borne to the grave in a Northern carriage, j entomb*d with a Northern spade, and j until *rizcd with a North, ru slab.” | Tub Baittmohz AproiNrrvTP.— The i I \Vnbh ing ton corrcspoodriit of tise N. York I ; Express says :—There is h warm contest t i htfc iu reopect to the Baltimore I | appoiutmt ntu. The parties seem to be! ranged in tlm of Clipfcr and Pa- ( jtriut. The Clipper opt o.- d Lincoln*!-1 |cl**rtion, and ran for Bell, but} j would take patronage now, and not opp-iS* ; Licsrdn s administration. Whitely. ilt, editor, is t candidate for Nnval Officer. | Th I’atiid promoted Lincoln’s election, ; •Icprera.ed Bali’s L ing run, ard row claims patronage, to indemnify its loesoc liu recogoitiun of its friendship and be- i i cause, in any evtnt. it dot s and will sup- ! (port the administration. Evans, there-) | fore, (fx-editor.) asks that be, not White-j j ly, be made Naval Officer. And so the i matter goes all the way through. It is . the same in import U> the !*•*!Office. Col i Icctoi'ehip Navy Agency Ac., Ac. ’ I An Impecding literary Warfare- Headers of Marauby'a “History of : England” remember the vigorous warfare : I that followed the publication of tbe early ; | volumes of that work. The Quakers, tke , j Irish, the Roman Catholics, the Chuich- * 1 n.m all had their little quarrels to pick I with the historian. According to the | | Loudon Athemwum another literary war-; tare is impeding. In its notice af the! I fifth volume of the History the AUu*a- ! Sum sa j e: I “Wo cannot hope to extinguish tht.fa{ it controversies, seeing bow ranch in the present volume is adapted to excite and | inflame them. Those Quakers who have t • heretofore been scandalised by fhu pic :! tureemue caricatures of Fcnn and Fox, will, m the leaser degree, reject the story, • as here told, of (he fair Quaker who is i supposed la have been la love with * Spencer Gosper. The coocch will be I moved aud some of them maddea*d. by ‘ the elaborate representation of tbe Ihuien I I dirastcr. Admirers of John. Poke of i Msrlboroafk. be *dfoadad by tbe i ccuWhUflU malts aakuetH <4 too* area: i 4 XO- 1G , officer. But we shall not ourselves t -1 day lake part in the*© inevitable debate*. We U-ave Mr. Bowden to defend die j s’tout family, and Mr. Chamber*, or any other good Scot to explain the impugned Minify and .bgneMy . rtf his countrymen ; who went out with WJHiatn Paterson to . trtiod a new Tyre, or Venire, in the ; Isthmus of Darien. Marlborough is sufficiently taken rare of. Of Montro<c, of Dartmouth, of William P**nn enough has been aid; but until many of the his lorical discussions which are still open shall have been closed, no final opinion j on th** value of Lord Macaulay’s ‘History of England’ can be pronounced.** Immigration Statistics. —The annual report of tbe number of passenger* artiv | ing in our prta from foreign countries has recently been submitted to Cungrtn*. The j total number of arrivals during iB6O va* i 179 469. Of these, 29,194 males, and ! 5.857 females, were persons born in th ! United .State?, who h?.i temporarily so* : /turned abroad on errands of basin***, or travel and pleasure—leafing tho actual number of aliens who arrived here 153,- ! 040. The largest immigration was from Ger • many — vis: 50.640; Ireland mint us 48.- ■ 037 ; England, 13.001; Groat Britain and | Ireland. 14.013; Prussia 3.045; and | China, 5,407. The Chines© were landed. ! we presume, chiefly at Sun Francisco. The total number of passengers arriving iu tho United States by sea from foreign countries, from September 30. 1843. to ! December 31. 1860, was 4,385.441— -of whom, probably, more than four millions were aliens, who intended to make this country I heir future home. Since De j ccrabcr 1854 the annual immigration has } n no year been equal to aiy of the- five years preceding tin p r-d, The .Vmer- I can ixcifimcut. a decline in the demand : for foreign labor, and pet haps other causes arising out of an improved ifenl© of • Obits in Europe, have operated na a dm < iJed check upon the influx ©f foreigner* iutc our country. * * tJT The Memphis Appeal bar settled [ ‘he 'shrtlr matter thus: “Under lit© op.t --1 tin of the two tariffs, presenting as v !* j a maigin in favor of the South, trie t ; Yank. esofthe North are preparing to intro j luce their imports through eon them port*. I and thus stop the revenue with which Mr. ; Lincoln’* “meal tuts” arc to be blind. Thug • they are driven cither to recognize the iud*- | prudence of the Southern Confederacy. and establish commercial treaties with | them, or else they must blockade the i southern coast. But a blockade is /rw art luf tear, and generally is preceded by * forn al declaration of ho-iilitic*. and a ; due not ideation to foreign power.' - i Hut if ihit course be. adopted, the Border States will revolt and It-ak j though the net which the A uuiibi-lit;vo iis w< a ring around them. The j that the while rails <>f Lincoln's fleet Mil 111! appear at the entrance of the Pli irf**,!oi> channel, or t!ie angry prow of hi* ftigat* - shall plow the p acetui v* a ter* of ihi Bitiise, nil. the I last of Davit's bogle 1* L.-i -at Montgomery, and in thirty day* tlicic afur Washington wilt Lo jiee —th: (oc | mics of lh* South will no longer held u | carnival on southern toil, and in a oly j which bears the name of the most vintu*- i led of southern men .” t I j Wmsswuxo Joux —ln-what is known ! a* (ho “upper end'* of Pik© county. Pa.. ' there is a man who baa the tfonicnl I soubriquet of “Whispering 4*hn Kiclftda.’ This title he has gained from the foot tba*. i h$ always talks (even in coo versa imp) a: •If he were * mjc-general on* par .de. or j to use * more common expression, “Lin f he was raised in a mill.' 1 “This gentleman, who, by-lbc-bye, is | “one of’em.” mounted hi* horse one void j morning, before daylight, for the purpose •of ridisg down to Milford in time lu take ! the morning stago coach for Philndeipha. He rode up to the hotel just as th© boar ders and traveler* had don* tbrir break fast. He dismounted, and walking into the barroom, spoke to tbo landlord in hi* usu al thundering tone: “Good morning. Mr. L—. bow do you do tbi* morning f “Very well, Mr. Biokri*} bow do you T* “Ob. I am well, but I'm to rM 1 can’t • bardlv talk.** dust then a nervous tntck r who was | present, ran up to the iatoifont' and j catching him by tbe coal, said : ( “Mr. L~ have toy bora* brought u ! soon a* passible.” I **W hat is tbe mutter, my drar sir; ba* anything happened f j “Nothing upon 'sttb, only I want lo get away from hM htfom Ibtl 9*40 c muu-§, I V* is a ©clips* lib* • woman [boating bar boy? Hnswc it if hiding of tbe m. rj T'-VT StJ ■■■ ■ I I He wb# safe no q.oftionai* queer, hei i ba abfifkf mnpy iotlm