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Transient advertisements will be inserted at the rate of SI.OO per square of ten lines for three inser tions or less, but for every subsequent insertion, 25 cents per square will be charged in addition- Table and figure work double price. Auditor's notices ten lines and under, SI.OO ; upwards often lines and under fifteen $1.50. Liberal reductions made to persons advertising by the year. $o p n 1a r Song. KITTY CLYDE. Oh, who has not seen Kitty Clyde? She lives at the foot of the hill In a siy little nook, By the babbling brook That carries her father's old mill. Oh, who does not know Kitty Clyde, i hat sunny-eyed rosy-cheeked lass, With a sweet dimpled chin, That looks roguish as sin, With always a smile as you pas?. Chorus: Sweet Kittv, dear Kitty i\ly own sweet Kitty Clyde, In a sly little nook, By the clear babbling brook Lives my own sweet Kilty Clyde. With a basket to put in her fish, Ev'ry morning with a line and a hook, This sweet little lass, Through the tall heavy grass Steals along by the clear running brook; She throws her line into the stream, And trips it along by the biook fide. Oh, how I do wish That I was a fi-.li To be caught bv sweet KtUv Clyde. Sweet Kitty, &.c. How I wish that I was a bee, I'd not gather honey from flowers; But would steal a dear sip From Kitty's sweet lip, And make my own hive in tier bowers; Or if I was some little bitd, I would not build nests in the air, But keep close by the side Of sweet Kitty Clyde, And sleep in her soft silken hair. Sweet Kitty, See. ARTEMIS WARD SEES THE PRINCE NAPOLEON- Notwithstandiu' I hain't writ much for the papeis of late, nobody needn't flatter theirselves that the undersigned i? ded. On the thecontry, " I still live," which was spoken by Danvil Webster, who was a able man. E'.Vn the on line whigs of Boston will admit that. Webster is ded now, howsever, and his mantle has prob !y fallen into the bands ol some dealer in 2nd hand close, who can't sell it. Leastways nobo dy pears to be goin round wearin it to any par t icier extent, now days. The rigiment ot whom 1 was kurnel finerly concluded they was better adapted is Home Onrds, which accounts for not b'-arin of me, ear this, where the hauls is the thickast and where the cannon doth roar. But as an an American ci'iz-n I shall never cease f o admire the tnaoUuiy advance our troops made on Washington from Bull Run, a short lime ago. It was well dun. I spoke to my wife 'bout it at the time. My wife said it was well dun. It having tnere-1- bin delarmined to perfect Baldinsville at all hazuds and as there was no apprehensions of any immejit danger, 1 thought I would go oi fon a pleasure tower. Acct'.d mgly I put on a clean BilcJ Shirt and started foi Washington. I went there to see the Prints Napoleon, and not to see the place, which I will here take occasiou lo obsarve is about as uninlerestin a locality as there is this side of J. Da vis's futur home, if he ever does die, and where I reckon they'll make it so warm for mtii that he will si for his Summer close. It is easy enuir to see why an.an goes to the poor house or the penitentiary. It's becaws he car't help it But he should voiunlorily go and live n Washington is entirely beyond my compre -1 fusion, and I can't say no fairer nor that. T put up to a leadin hotel. I saw the land or.i and sed, " How d'ye do, Square ?" 'Fifty cents, sir," was the reply, "Sir ?" "Hili-a-doilar. We charge twenty-five cents or 100 Kin at the landlord and fifty cents for eskirj to him. If you want supper a boy will -how you to the diuin room for twenty-five cents. Your room bein in the tenth story, it will cost you a dollar to be shown up thare." " How much you ax a man for breathm in this equinoniikal tavun ?" sed I. '■ Ten cents a Breth," was his reply. Washington hotels is very reasonable in their chaigcs. [B. B.— This is Sarkassum.] I sent up my keerd to the Prints, and was immejitly ushered before him. He received tne kindly and axed me to sit down. " I have come to pay respects to you, Mis ter Napoleon, hopin I see you hale and harty." "I am quite well," he sed. " Air yon well. —' ! sir ?" " Sound as a cuss !" I answered. He seemed to be pleased with m\ ways, and we entered into conversation to onc't. " How's Lewis ?" I axed, and lie ;d the Em peror was well. Eugeny was likewise well, he sed. fhen I axed him was Lewis a good provider ? Did he cum home arly niles ? he perfoom her bedroom at a onseasouable hour with gin and tansy ? Did he go to the " Lodge o! nites when there wasn't any Lodge ?" Did he often go down town to meet a friend ? Did he hav a extensiv acquaintance among poor young widders whose tiusbans was in Cahfornv? 1 o all which questions the Prints perlitely i"e plide, givin me to understan that the Empeior was behavin well. " I ax these questions, mv loyal duke and most noble highness and imperials, because I'm anxious to know how he stands as a man. I know he' s smart. He is cunnin, he is lono headed, he is deep-he is grate. But onless he is good he'll come down with a crash one ol these days and the Booyparts will be Bustid up agin Bet yer life !" " Air you a preacher, sir ?" he inquired slite '.y sarkasticul. " No, sir. But I bleeve in morality. I like wise bleeve in Meet.n Houses. Show me a place where there isn't any Meetin Houses anc | where preachers is never seen, and I'll show you a place where old hats air stuffed into bro ken windows, where gates hav no hinges, when the wimin air slipshood, and where maps of the • devil s - wild land' a r painted upon men's shirt bosums with tobacco jooce! That's what I'll show you. Let us consider what the preachers do for us betore we aboose 'em." He sed he didn't mean to aboose the clergy Not at all, and he was happy that I was mter | ested in the Bonyoart familv. " It's a grate larnily," ed I. But they scooped 'he old man in." " How, sir ?" "Napoleon the Grand. The Britishers scoop ed turn at Waterloo- He wanted to do to much and he did it! They scooped him in at Water loo, and he subsequently died at St. Helenv ! There's where the greatest military man this world ever produced pegged out. It was rath er hard to cunsine such a man as him to St He leny, to spend his larsl days in catchin mack enl, and walkin up and down the dreary beach in a military cloak drawn titely around him, (see picter-books,) but so it was. ' Hed of the' Army'! Them was his larst words. So he had bin. He was grate! Don't I wish we had a pair ol his old boots to command sum of our Bi igades!" This nlenipfl Jerome IIM? oy the ftar.d. " Alexander the Grate was pumpkins," 1 continnered, " but Napoleon was pumpkinser ! Aleck wept becaws there was no more worlds to scoop, and then took to drmkin. He drown did his sorrers in the flowin bole, and the flow in bole was too much for him. It giorally is. He undertook to giv a snake exhibition in his boots, but it killed bun. That was a bad goak for AI irk I" " Since you are so solicitous about France, and the Emperor f may I ask you how vourown country is getting along?" sed Jerome, in a pleasant voice. " It's mixed," I sed. " But 1 think we shall cum out all right." " Columbus, when he diskivered this magnifi cent continent, could hav no idee of the gran deur it would one day assoom," said the Prints. It cost Columbus twenty thousand dollars to fit out bis explonn expedition," sed I. "If he had fain a sensible mm he'd hav put the money in a hoss railroad or a gas company, and left this magnificent continent to the intelligent savage, who when they get hold of a good thing know enufl to keep it, ami who wouldn't hav seceded, nor rebelled, nor knockt Liberty in the heel with a slungshot. Columbus wasn't much of a feller, alter all. It would hav bin monev in my pocket if he'd staid to home. Christ ment well, but he put his foot in it when he saled tor America." We talked some more about mattears and things, and at last 1 riz to go. " I will now say good bye to you, noble sir, and good luck to you. Likewise the same to Clotildy. Also to (lie gorgeous persons which compose your soot. If the Emperor's boy don't like livin at the Tooleries, when he gets older, and would like to embaik in the show bizniss, let him r oine to me and J'll make a man of him. You find us somewhat mixed, as I before observed, but come again next year and you'll find it clearner nor ever. The American Eagle has Jivd too sumptuously of late—his stuinmic oecuin foul, an I he's now takin a slight emetic. That's all. We're getting ready to strike a big blow and a sure one. When we do strike the Lit will fty and secession will be in the hands of the under taker, sheeted for so deep a grave that nothin short of Gabriel's trombone will everawakin it! Mind what I say. You've heard the show man." Then advisin him to keep away from the Peter Funk auctions of the East, and the pro prietors of corner lotts in the West, I bid him farewell, and went away. There was a levee at senator What's-lns name's, and I thought I'd jine injtbe festivities for a spell. Who should I see but she that was Sarah Watkins, now the wife of our Congress er, trippin in the dance, drpssed up in her store close. Sarah's father used to keep a little gro sers store in our town, and she used to clerk it for him in busy times. I was ruhin up to shake hands with her when she turned on her heel, and tossin her hed in a contemptuous mannelt walked away from me very rapid.— " Hallo, Sal," I hollered, " can't you measure me a quart of them best melasses ? I may want a codfish, also !" I guess this reminded her of the little red store, and " the days of her happy childhood 1" But I fell in with a nice little gal after that, who was much sweeter than Sally's father's BEDFORD, FA., FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER I, 1801. I axed her if we shouldn't glide in the messy dance. She sed we should,"and so we Gloue. 1 intended to make this letter very seris, but a few goaks may have aecidently crept in.— Never mind. Besides, f think it improves a kemic paper to publish a goak once 111 a while. Yours Muchly, WARD, ( AP.TEMUS.) H hat that Election Teacbrs. Ihe result of the late election satisfies us that the people of Pennsylvania, if the oppor tunity were givpn them, would to-day decide in favor of recalling the National Democratic party to the power from which, less than a year ago, it was driven by the triumph of a section al political organization. Without a State can didate to unite upon, and with only the com paratively unimportant focal interests of the sev eral counties, to draw out the voters, Ihe re turns, taking either the Judicial or Legislative tii kets ar a basis, wiii show a large majority of the popular vote on the Democratic side. | Phis indicates an extiaordinary change in pub lic sentiment since last November, when Mr. Lincoln carried the slate bv nearly sixty thou sand; and can be ascribed to nothing else than a conviction in the minds of the people that they committed a grave error in taking the ad ministration of the Federal Government out ol the hands of the National Democracy; and that the surest and speediest way of bringing the war to a close and restoring the union to its former peacelul, prosperous and whole condition, will be through the testoration of that party to pow | er. i his returning sense of confidence in the nationality and administrative ability of the Democratic party, isnoi confined to those who are or have been its adherents; but is shared e ven by moderate Republicans— those who still cherish national feeling, and are opposed to per verting the war for the Union into a crusade for ttie abolition of slavery. Phe evidence is presented (o us, in iheir voluntary union with Dr mocrats in counties where they are ordinari ly in the majority, in the choice of tickets made up of an equal number ol candidates from each party. The change of feeling in Pennsylvania, which the "sober second thought ol the peo ple lias quietly brought about, and which has f nmd p.vtiul expression in the iate election, will be made manifest in the political complex ion of the House of Representatives at the next legislative session. With the 10 Democratic members elected on Union tickets, we shall have 54, members— 3 g 9 ip JasLrear. 4hSenators chosen this year, which jfives Us 10 in that body, whefe last year we had but 6. These results, however cheering in themselves, ire grlifying Aiefly (or the encouragement they give for the future. We agree with the Harris burg Patriot ami Union , that it is a matter of comparativly little consequence whether we have a majority in the next House of Representa tives, because political questions will not engage the attention o' that body, and Democrats are as ready to furnish means for pushing this war to a successful conclusion, as their political op ponents. In regard to the war, there is no vital difference ol opinion sufficient to create a political isue—and in this respect it matters little which party has control of the Legisla ture. But there is a future before us. The time may not be far distant when the des tiny of ibis nation may depend upon the polil ea f position of Pennsylvania—when the leaders of ti>e Republican party may be dirj osed in de spair to abandon the country to the terrible fate of separation,and .vheri nothing can save it from this calamity but the strong arm ol the Demo era!ic party, which in limes past held the Union together in the powerful bonds of fraternity, and may again be called upon to save it from threat ened disint' gration. Always distinguished as a Union party, with sympathies as broad as the continent, eschewing sectionalism, bound by no geographical lines, entertaining no narrow or fanatical views,the Demecra'.ic party is the only political organization with principles broad en ough to govern a country so diversified in inter ests institutions and opinions, as ours. Its downfall was followed by the attempted dismem berment of the Union. Its restoration to pow er will, we trust, be followed at no distant day by the restoration of the Union. firmer and stronger, and more glorious, tor the firery trials through which it shall have passed. Since the year 18.~)8, the Democratic party has suffered defeat in this State. The Legisla tures of Ib.">9, ISGO and 1861, were over whelmingly Republican, and hardly contained a corporal's guard of Democratic members. The success of the Republican party at the Presidential election last year, seemed to give the finishing blow to the Democratic party; and its enemies vainly flattered themselves that it was humiliation for all time. But it lias arisen front the dust ol humiliation at the very time when they supposed that it was weakest, and least to be feared. Without pat ronage, to a great extent disorganized,falsely ac cused by its enemies of sympathizing with the Southern rebellion and treason, its leaders de nounced and divided, its printing offices des troyed, its success bewailed as calculated to weaken the government and to encouiage the rebels —in spite ol these adverse circumstances
and these torrents of calumny, the old patriotic Union Democratic party has achieved a great victory and confounded its slanderers.—Rend ing Guzette. WW Many men live miserably and meanly, just to die magnificently and rich. He spake well who said that little graves are the footprints of angels. No man can leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family. Pride is the first weed to grow in the human heatt, and the last to be eradicated. TIIP death-smile is the grandest tiling ir. the world. It makes the dark past an arch o! tri umph into a radiant fature. Freedom of Thought and Opinion. A VOLUNTRER OS DESPERATE SER fVICE. ir after the battle of Carnifex Ferry, communication was cut off between the Fed eral camp at Elk water and that at Cheat Moun tain summit, the rebels holding possession of the roaa. It was necessary that communica tion should be re-established between (Jen. Reynolds at the former place and Col. Kimbel at the latter. Several attempts had been made, but the messengers had been killed in every case. Four had already set out and had been picked off. Ihe whole camp at Elkwater was in danger, and it was necessary oget word at the summit at once, and another youne man volunteered, but be' was never heard trom af ter lie lei: camp. The commanding officer then stated to his men their danger, and called upon some one to again volunteer to perform the task. Not a man responded in all camp, until at last one was found in Captain Loom.s's Michigan battery. Henry H. Norrington, of Detroit, offered to perils hfe to save others. He started out an (Wielded in eluding the enemy, crawling m!l§supon his knees with his messages rolled up rod in his mouth ready to swallow in a moment it lie was taken, and finally reached the friendly camp. He also had to return, and atter leceiving hi s d-spatche?, set out in the night, the whole camp shaking hands with him never expecting to see him again. He travel ed all night, guided bv the North star, and the next nay crawted as before, on his hands and knees. He finally struck the main road miles below Elkwater. Seeing oneol the ene my's cavalry horses tied to a slake bv the road rde, aid the owner not visible, lie" crept up, cut the rope with his knife, and rode off in hot haste with several shots whizzing around him. He arrived safely in camp and delivered his dispatches, being the only survivor of six that had attempted the perilous task. As a reward for his bravery and daring, he was promoted in the company to be chnf of a piece, and was placed npon the Commanding (Jeneral's staff as Mounted Orderly. He was presented by the captain of his company with a sword, nod oy the Geneial with an elegant revolver. He was greeted upon parade with nine cheers by the entire command, and his pay more than ioubied. Besides this, favorable mention as made ot the feat and the great sprvice he tad performed, in the official repott forwarded M Department at Washington. ' PATTERSON. peech deliveied in Concert Hall, Plnladephn, rn Monday night a werk, alluded to (Jen. Pat. erson, and hi* recent campaign on the Upper Potomac in the following lan^uace: "Ynu have done right, fellow-citizens of Philadelj Ilia, in giving !!. -e cheers lor (Jen. Patterson, (applause,) for 1 know that through him interested and prejudiced parties have en deavored to strike at the military reputation of the Irish race; and equally and sacredly do I know that, were it not for his own inviolable patriotism, which prefers private or public ob- ! loquy to anything which would detract from the credit or the strength of the Republic, that he lias in his posses-ion documents which would altest the efficacy of his military service. (Deafening applause.) "When this war is over, assuredly it will be over, and that to the credit and supremacy of the United States, Gen. Patterson, at that time, will be able to do, what now, from mo tives of the purest though sacrificial patriot ism, he declines to do. And until then, in the spirit of a loyal and devoted citizen, he J prefers 10 mcuf suspicion rather than the • public should take the slightest detriment." This is good authority, and shows thai Gen- j iral Patterson's conduct during the three months campaign, meets the approbation ot military mef. of eminence, otherwise Meagher would not openly indorse him in this manner. We believe that when the truth is folly devel oped Gen. Patterson's campaign will only re flect credit upon him as a judicious and hu mane commander. EFFECT OF CHARCOAL ON FLOWERS- About a year ago I made a bargain for a rose bush of magnificent growth and full of buds. [ waited for thein to bloom, ar.d expected roses worthy of such a noble plant, aud of the praise bectowed upon it by the vender. At length, when it bloomed, all my hopes were blas'ed. The flowers were of a laded color,and I discov ered that I had only a middling .MultiJiora-sia\e color enough. I therefore resolved to sacrifice j it to some experiments which I had in view. My attention had been captivated with the eff ects of charcoal, as stated n some English pub lications. I then covered the earth in the pot in which my rosebush was, about hall an inch deep, with pulverized charcoal. Some days af ter i was astonished to see the roses which bloomed of as fine a lively rose color as I could wish. 1 dttermmed to repeat the experiment; and, therefore, when the rosebush had done flowering, 1 took off the charcol, and put fresh earth about the pots. You may conceive that I waited for next spring impatient to see the results of this experiment. When it bloomed, the roses were as at fiist pale anifdiscolored; but by applying the char coal, as before, the n ses soon resumed their j rosy red color. I tried the powdered charcoal, j likewise, in large quantities, upon my petunias,] and found that both the white and violet flow- j ers were equally sensible to its action. It al- i ways gave great vigor to the red or violet col ors of the flowers, and the white petunias be tame coveeed with irregular spots of a bluish almost black tint. Many persons who admi- • red (hem thought that they were new varieties from the seed. Yellow flowers are as I have | proved insensible to the influence of the char coal.— Paris Horticultural Review. sf)£ Scl)oolm aster EDITED.BY SIMON SYNTAX, ESQ. CGp-Frieruis of education who wish to enlighten the public on the subject of teaching the "young idea how to shoot, 1 ' aie respectfully requested to send communications to the above, care of "Bed ford Gazette." SCHOOL ETHICS FOR PARENT AND CHILD. *o. 18. To promote and preserve the harmony olthe school as a whole, composed of individ ua!s each having equal and undisputed rights, which must be preserved inviolate, the pupils will find devolving upon them Duties to Each Oth er. They shtuld be sociable. Circumstances sometimes unite to cause feelings oi enmity and jealousy to exist among the pupils ola school. This is to be deplored, and should be corrected. Pupils must not recognize ar.y distinction in knowledge, neither must they recognize wealth or poverly as a mark oetweeu each other; lor, all are fellow human beings, all children ol the same great family, whose home is this earth, whose sovereign and protec tor, God. We very olten meet children who assume airs, haughty and aristocratic, from o pinions given them perhaps by parents as stul tified as themselves. They refuse to play with those who may be their inferiors in knowl i edge, and whom the stern mother poveity has reared in her hut of misery. Pupils should be made to forget such distinctions and act as if they were, for the time being, loving brothers and sisters. There are those again who natur ally stand aloof from the many, thinking that they perhaps from some circumstances may not be welcome*— TllPSO should be n ade to feel differently, and be encouraged to join the mer ry and all be made to feel that none are their superiors in being. All should try to cultivate a spirit of friendship and love among them selves: for all their sociality devoid of both friendship and love, is a mere pretence and is not what is required of them as a duty. The forth in cheerful words and however they may pretend to act, without hav ing their feeling? in accordance with their actions, a formal perhaps cold manner toward their associates, will be the result. It is indeed a pretty sight to see the pupils of a district school all engagiug with whole soul in the same play, and all willing to recognize each other as equals; where pride, not of birth, wealth, nor knowledge, shall cau?e any one to stand aloof from his schoolmates. When strife and contention exist, the pleasure of both play and instruction will be sadly marred. There might be other reasons urged why the pupils should be sociable but it is unnecessary. KAPPA. GET READY. Now that the schools of this county area bout to be opened, we would say to the par ents, children, teachers and directors, get read y, and prepare youselves properly, so that the machinery of the common schools may run on smoothly during this winter. Each of you has a work to do which if neglected, will be a clog in the way to success. Are you ready to assume the several responsible duties that are incumbent upon you in your several capac ities; if not, it behooves you to get to work at once and have everything in readiness, so that your schcols may become more interesting to all concerned.—Directors, have you got the school houses ready ; have you them well cleansed and properly prepared for ventilation; have you everything ready that is necessary for the comfort and success of the teachers? If not, see to it at once, and neglect not the important duties of your office.—Parenls, aie you readv to do your part in the great work of education? Are you ready to take more in terest in the training of the minds of your off spring: and have you made op your mind to chepr t'.iem on in their labors, by an occasional visit to the schoolroom th;s winter. Yours is a very responsible office, and it behooves you to see that you neglect none of its functions.— See that your children are supplied with prop er implements in this warfare against ignorance and superstition, so that they may come out of the fight victorious, and be an honor to your name. Teachers, are you prepared to enter upon the responsible duties of your calling? Have you devised new plans to enhance the interest of your profession, artd the interests and wel fare of those placed in your charge? Get rea dy to act well your part : do your utmost to make your teaching a complete success, the coming winter. In order to do this, solicit the aid and co-working of the parent, for the teacher and parent must co opeiate in the great work of expanding the mind of the rising generation. Again we would ray, parents, J children, teachers and directors, get ready; j "put your shoulders to the wheel, push on (lie ; column," and success will crown your efforts. | S. 8. | \Y HOLE JVUiTIBEfI, 2077. SJ" VVt- have received a copy of "Clark's School \ isitor ; a Day School Paper for Teach ers and School Children Everywhere," edited by Alex. Clark, and published by Daughaday and Harrmond, Philadelphia. It is a very neat paper and just the thing we need in our common schools. Its editor is well known throughout the State as an earnest fiiend ol education and common schools, and we should like to see the " Visitor 5 receive a good circulation among the school-loving children of this county. Teach ers should constitute themselves agents for this excellent paper. It w.ill not only be a wel come goest in the school room, but the family circle will be made p!eaanl by the perusal of its interesting pages. A copy can be seen at this office. KILLED FOR THE THIRD TlME f.'ie telegraphic correspondents are killing the rebel general .McCullough, for the third time. Ht does not seem to mind it; but per sistence in such a repeated act ot cruelly can only be excused by the loyalty which suggests it. Every distinguished rebel general seems to bear a ''charmed life," like Macbeth, tor ev ery one has been killed by the newspaper cor respondents, and yet every one flourishes at the head of his division. The only instance on ■ record of vitality equal to this" is that of the celebrated Torrejon, in the Mexican war, who was killed in every battle, but who bears the "deep damnation of his taking off" with re markable equonimity, down to the present time, without seeming to be affected in his constitution or spirits. McCullough was in Mexico during that campaign, and probably acquired the art from Torrejon of surviving after his death, or what is more likely, the 're liable gentleman" who usee to telegraph us such fatality to the Mexican hero may possibly be at the end of the telegraph line which runs to St. Louis, and may be exercisihg his uld I habit of tittilating the wires and the ears of the public with a sensation story.— dPhila. pa | per. THE WORD "SELAH."— The thoughtful reader of the Psalms can not have failed to ask him self what the word "Selah" means. It is a He brew word or sign, which the translators of the Bible have or en forced to leave as they found it, from their ignorance or disagreements as to its correct signification. Targum and most ot the Jewish commentators give to the voice. The appears to have regarded it as°a i°_ T rythmical note. Herner regards it as indica ting a change of tone; Matheson, as a musical note, eqivalet, perhaps, to the word repeats According to Luther, and others, it is equiva lent to the exclamation silence ! Gesmius says "Selah "means, "Let the instruments Diay and singer stop." Wocher regards it as equiv alent to sursum corda ! (up, aiy soul!) Som mer, after examining all the seventy tour pass ages in which the word occurs, recognizes in ev ery case "an actual appeal or summons to Je hovah; they are calls for aid, and prayer to be heard, expressed either whith entire directness, or, t not in the imperative 'Hear, Jehovah' and the like, still earnest address to God, that he would remember and hear," &c. The word itself, he regards as indicating a blast of trumpets by the pi iests. Selah, itself, /ie thinks is an abridg the sound of the stringed instru ment. and Selah a vigorous blast of trumpets. SAM. HOUSTON " SECESHES." —The Rich mond Enquirer of Friday last, contains a let ter from Sam Houston, dated September 18, which was written for the purpose of defining his position, and in answer to an article which he saw in the New York Herald, about the 15th or 16th of August, which states that Gen eral Houston has no sympathy with the rebell ion. He says that previous to the act of seces sion by Texas, bis opposition, to it was open and avowed; but since then he has changed his opinion, and is now with the South in all her movement. He declares that there is no Union sentiment in Texas, however strong if may have been at one time, and that "the Spartans were not more united in defence of their coun try and liberties than is Texas,united in support of the Southern Confederacy." It will then be seen, that old "San Jacinto" is in full conection with those who are seeking to break up the Government. THE KINO OF DAHOKEV'S AMAZON GUARDS. Attached to the King of Dahomey's army there is a troop called "The Amazon Guards." The African Hnald thus describes them:— The Amazon Guards, as they have sometimes been styled, are the most extraordinary IroopS that we have ever heard or read of. They are three thousand in number, all females, and dis play such a ferocious olood-t hirst in ess and hardihood as to bear a greater resemblance to a host of mad tigresses than to human crea tures. They utterly despise death; they show no mercy to any living being in war; they are mad after blood, and seem not to know what fear means. They are, in lact, a troop of devils, so to speak, whose hideous Wildness of manner, and the savage madness of whose de meanour, in times ol excitement, are 30 appal ling and inhuman, as to have Jed many well judging persons to opine that these dreadful creatures are periodically subjected to the in fluence ol some species of drug which has its effect. The dress of the Amazons consists of a pair of loose trousers, an upper garment cov ering the breast and a cap. They are arm ed with a gun, knives, and daggers; some have blunderbusses others long elephant guns while the remainder carry the ordinary mus ket. In their military exercises they display good dicipliue, as well as wonderful dexterity ; ant! agility. VJL. 5. NO. 13.