Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, March 4, 1858, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated March 4, 1858 Page 1
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The Courts have decided that retain* to take pe mdlcalsfrom the office, or remoTlng and learlnathem tBcalled for, Is PRIMA NCI* evidence of Intentional Vend. «t t. a. oairrnt. And magic that we oannot control! fi Bach is joy, all past sadness out-relghlng, For the tinu at Iwt by blest ulght sleighing. While youth is passing, let us enjoy fj The blessings, glren by Hln above, Ere Winter of life, draws on to cloy Our forms with age. Let it briioor* Uvte adore ths 'ireat Father of lore, While life with Its bounties ours ar« here, .. "Jt each returning night sleighing but prose mmmmmmrnmrnm iT tft '3 '4 r*l£ s*f l•1 To our minds, In His sight we are d.-ar, l«ong may the Present be In mem'ry V sight, Let's remember for ay4 our sleighing to-night.r shUnd, Iowa, JJ. The Sfytttriont Pasicnter. All OI.D STAGKR. It la about len years since the extensive for geries ot one Hanbrook, made a great deal of «Kciiement in State street, Boston. The fel $w was an adroit roue, and when the oft d^rs were sure they had him, he qu»etly slip ^ei away, and could not be discovered. It 4Nas ascertained that a patsage had been en 9C*d in the British steamer fr.ra person abo whom some mystery hue*. A watch for this •ysterious individual was set, but several days before the steamer was appointed to sail Wtsbrook slipped away, so that he could not ^4 the mysterious person, or ha bad abandon* #4 h» flight to Europe. About this time, tired of the dust and dis of tie city, I started for a toar to the East I Missed the steamer Admiral, whieh went di- 2:tto Eastport but determined not to be Iked, I took the cars for Portland, proceed ing thence by the steamer Governor, to Ban for, arrived there on Saturday morning. I intended to stay in the city of pine boards f*w days, bat as it was hot, and having snade the acquaintance of a very agreeable Philadelphia gentleman, who was going to l^ce the stage for Esstport that night, I de cided to accompany him. 'We were aroused from our beds at ISo'cl'k, Midnight, to take the early stag*. It was no fraat hardship, for the nights w#r» cool and the days hoi. In the stage we found two passengers, who had already appropriated the Mek seat, and my friend and I bestowed our Mives on the forward seat. It was so dark w ••uld not make out our fellow-passengers, one 0* whom bad eaveloped him**If la a gr*at cloak, and seemed to be asleep. The other Was quite communicative, and we three were fl#n on excellent terms. We talked politics, lumber and crops, tfYI daylight began to appear, when the stage was faraded by an army of isqultoes, who threatened to suck all the blood out of our iNUna. We must fight or die, Boston," said my Ifiand, slapping vigorously about him. "Never mind, Filly, I have a doien clgfcrt. Wf will show tfcejtt no quarters." My friend's Mase was Raymond^ %nt we fcld got In the way of calling each othar by the name of the city from which we eame.— Iliad abbreviated the name of the Quaker city ton®-* *ery familiar and loving eognotaen, acd Filly, in revenge, sometimes called me Boa- Raymond was a right down good fellow, on* •fthe beat companions in tie world for a Journey. I had casually made hie acquaint* •ace an board the Governor, and we had since bitpg together like brothers. S paased the cigars to the party. #No,»ea*d the man in the cloafc. irits. •Wont jou amoka?" v •No." t« isa* '.*»•*. ne appeared to have a supreme eoatampt for muequitoes, far op hia laee and bwdi we eodld ae» them bu«ilr engaged at their bloody WKMjHWMrt'MIMd to proceed, wittiout •VM taking A* W to brash than off. He ivtrtetol, tolwe x*%^h £8 If iuhscrlber* order the dlseontlnaance of their straneer kept his cloak on, and sfilt kept his W Postmasters nerleeting to Inform publishers. |hen papers are not taken from the office,lay them Ives llaVte topay the subscription. I Is also t^elr duty In such cases, to notify the pub iher that the papers are not taken out by those they e sen! to, and the reason why they are not. If known. For tkt Ottumvxi ftl»riir -it We §o, a youthful party men?, s'ftnil KxuJtant o'er the glistening mow, To-night, with spirits lightsome, cheery, Which well is known from their joyo«s toa««i The node, the happiest, whene'er l«p pleasure, and„Air company ga|^' .*' As are hare now, and a radiant glow /,« Of calm felicity decks our wsy, M-» As glide we merrily, so swift along, Defying sorrow with heart-happy sffjj^, ii" ,.?» Little reck we for the piercing wind, •,•,,r,.v That comes from boreal plains of 1|%, With «agle fierceness, and death behlj^i s But courses the heart's blood through reins thrloe Vaster than common, for joy, sweet device. That, magnet-like, bids the rltal start With triple force, as If to gain a price, Prom Its greatest goal, the restless hearf, Restless In life, but tfurt cometh a tim*. WUn, will b* at rssf, it* high b*at *%blim4t V. But never mind tkat, sleighing is good. And Luna conspires to charm the night. And fllrlos glows In his clearest mood, While far exceeding them the orbs bright, Of oar ladies fair, beam on us with light Of lusterless beauty and the 8oul On us through them beams with a holy might !W i tKM jitii.'tfvjf, 3 ui 1.1. .. 1111 TTTrr--1! Mil nil ljr to«k Mlicioui delight in ftmoying bim— but he only answered with yee ir no, or by e nod. He certainly *»ry mytt^ritraa pateenger, and we would haw all given oar boots to know aboor him. Our oaalau^ht on the mwqnitoea was we ceeefal. The sinokse drove then oat, and we were once more at peace. The etace atopped for breakfaet, bat oar mysterious passenger was not to k» 4e«pttd hdvaa^ed, trie J^rst rtiore profound, the day w.s^ but the ,h«-1f."«n«.»l.d rt'i1"r.°hr::^rhr:^lcr',r.r^ih',v.* r.'a-1 r1*",," ""»*«•"'. iw. •f ereheM re«pon»!hie till they hare settled the billj f*w«inel stationary in his corner. •HP'' .. much u ,,»,.ibl,. On o„ know in It was about four o'clock, in the morning Whe& we reached Eastport, and tl en, for the first tiioe since leaving Banger, I believe, the suspicious individual got out of the sUgv. When the stage drove up at the hotel, we no ticed several persons in the bar-room, and two men were standing ou lite steps when we flighted. The stranger, to my astonishment, walked to Filly, as he got out, ^nd slapped him on the shoulder. The stranger spoke then: "Mr. Hasbrook, I arrest you." said he. "Eh?" and Filly started back. The two men who were etanohig on the steps, immediately laid haada. say jolly, good-natured friend. "Hasbrook,is it?'* •. ,. la a moment Mora they ll hand-euSvd him. "Found a tongue at last," said Filly. "My name is Enstbrook. 1 am a member of the Boston police," Haid tbe mar in the cloak. "You «rt aahrewd fellow, but ha that holds his tongue, tells no secrets." "That's a fact. You have been snnfltng me all the way. Why didn't you get out when we did?" "I did, while you were at your meals. The driver knew me, so that I did not suffer." Bosty," said Hasbrook, turning to me, "you have lost your bet." I waa confounded at his impudence, but I handed him $5. Was it possible I had been intimate for several days with Hasbrook, the forger? He was taken to Bo«ton, per Admiral, by the three officers, two of whom had come .by boat, and the other had been our mysterious passenger. It was supposed he meant to take the steamer at Halifax, and was proceeding this way. He was a good fellow, and I was sorry for him. He served out his time in the State prison. BTEntaw the-people by their affectian— convince their reason—and they will be loyal from the only principle that can make loyalty sincere, vigorous or rational~-a conviction that it is their truest interest, and that their government ia for their good. Constraint is the natural parent of reaiatance, and a preg nant proof that reason is not on the side of those who use it. You must all remember Lucian's pleaaant jtory s Jupiter and a eoun. tryman were walking together, convening with great freedom and familiarity upon the subject of heaven ami earth. The country m%n listened with attention and acquiescence while Jupiter strove only to convince him) but happening to hint a doubt, Jupiter turned hastily raond and threatened him with hia thander, "AhI ah!" aaid the countryipan, "now Jupiter, I know that you are wrong you are always wror.g whsa jrov appeal to your thunder. JSrsfcia#. UdT ^b® Schenectady Reflector is responsi ble for the following— "Quite a mistake lately occurred in rnrrTsn !m "Would he hare breakfast?" .K /. "No." As the day tdraa^ed, the j^rstery fraw HW "Thundering strange, isn*t tt Bostyf crazy?" Perhaps he is." "He will starve to deAtb.*^ "Very likely." ..ss0*.--=t 'Perhaps he has no money." "Perhaps not." .%,('*,&.. "I will offer to pay for his dfhnel^ "Filly, I have an idea," I observed, after ^e had failed in his attemnt. "Hold on to it, Bosty." "About this manA "What?" --4- •IrV'tH-iflt. U* «,i.t .i»* I ilHjl tfltim -«:H 1.f iT "He is a rogue." •ci.t.'ftt "Isliould'ntbeaarplleSd.4^^ "I will bet you ftVe doHarsit is (lubrixlk, the forger." "Verv lik^lv 1 ... •"'iift-X •iVl fj "I am almost certain." *. "On the whole, I don»t tlw»lrftlt.» ',r' "I will bet five dollars on ft." "Done," satd he, and we shook hands on It. Afte dinner, and while we w«re enjoying ithe pl-?a«antest part of our journey through the woods of Maine, the mysterious passenger was still myaterioaa. We could get nothing out of him. In vain Filly questioned him. "Do you Jtasbrook,the tocfr?" ask­ ed he. '•No." '•Never sawMm?*Nf$j( •«'*. hiv*#« "Yes." -p rs*!H» "Where?" I waa sure he was Hasbrook, the forger, and Sure of winning the bet with Filly. The stranger settled baek, and made no re ply. a affair, near D«iar.eabttrgh. A couple ones agreed to sfeefionaft carriage, and b' Jf gw»M iagwsr w.j P***®* love of power young atope together, ls«t hy some mlatske in the preliminary arrangements, &e gentleman put bis ladder up to Uie which her anxious mamma, window of toalty cliarmtij htm self. of the room next to the one is which his sweet* hesrt slept, and which proved to ha that in a by handsome wid­ ow, repoeed. She turned the mistake to her °*9*d?Mjsff got into his arms} returned his Mhbraces was home by him to the preserving Vfttil daylight, becoming kept hid) alienee hftbd 16 his error, and her hlaadishsaenta, a*, late matrimony with We give these a rxpe^toMe c^j»a»da»t.w WTtkH Is Iftf a lewsr, which i«ao hlewath— it qgJMBSgff? Lt-*—^-v ""fw% ii JM|ii|'J' ^,^1111.^ 4 From tK* Corr*»pond4ius4 of Hie DaUy BcMk-Xy. Letter from the Capitol. Btt Motrncs, Feb. ifc, «W.' Committee on Charitable tostitottons report- i ed a bill locating the Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Vinton, appropriating $90,00| bat tha Commissioners arc not to begin the edifice tilt aftor tha payment of 5,000 In money and ma« terials by citizens there. They tender land and donations. It was referred t* th* ConMiittea MI Whys and Means A supplementary Bank bill, to prohibit banks 'the receiving small notes from abroad, was reported by the Committee, and referred to tha Com mittee of the Whole on the Bank matter. The protest of Mr. Mabony and others against the Kansas resolutions was placed on record two days ago. Mr. Dmmmond ind others presented a pro test to the vote of the Hous* on the reception of the protest of Lincoln Clark and others, some days since. It is based on the ground that *he House erred in voting and compelling a vote Mr. Wilson fhonght the protest' was not called for. It was only a decision of the Speaker, but not applealed from by the House that could be protested against. Again Mr. Clark aad other protestanta waived their con stitutional right and aaked a vote or the House. Mr. Clark, of Dubuque, moved the refer ence of Mr. Drummond's protest the Judi ciary Committee, to settle the question of precedent and right in this matter. He said I believe the Journal to be in the custody of the House, qnd between the clerk and a mem ber. If so, then why not hand it to him?— Why have it read? And in the reference I have a higher object than the original protest, the establishment of a precedent. Mr. Drummond replied, at length, that it waa the act of the House and not of the Speaker, and that the constitutional right was clear to put any protest oo the Journal without a vote. Messrs. Bradley and Mahony M'ein curred with Mr. Drummond. Mr. Bates raised a point of order that the motion to reter was out of order. The Speaker decided it in order under the rules of the House and former usage and pre cedents. Mr. Bates appealed from the decision, and the vote was taken by ayes and nays. The appeal was sustained by a large majority. The protest then went on the Journal without a formal vote, simply aa being real fiom the Clerk's desk. This vexed question of the manner of entering protests may be considered settled. The House sat this (Saturday) afternoon on the Free Bank Bill, in Committee of the Whole The clause appointing Commissioners elicited some considerable debate about persons and portions of the State where they should reside. In the Senate, Mr. Kirkwood reported a joint resolution to Congress in favor of a Homestead Law. which was adopted. The remainder of the forenoon and after noon (Saturday) was spent on the report of Mr. Saunders, from a Special Committee, in regard to the codifying commissioners and ad journment, which, aft«*r various amendments, was adopted. It provides for the continuance of their revision of the law*, and to report at a future session, and to adjourn the Legislature on the 16th of March. It was carried—aye, 24 naya. A. P• S.—I am reminded by your courteous Ssnator, Mr. Cook, that I committed an error in reporting hia remarks in the matter of the Insane Assylum appropriation In using the term "jail" instead of "poor-house" as the necessary receptacle of "crazy persons." It must have eoine from my recollections of the past, when the jail did contain such uufortu nate individulflivc •••ft, 5*- 'i i:! •"AAwim-i The Chaplain for ihe House was absent this morning. The Rev. Mr. Shlnn, a Methodist minister, from Marshall County, Iowa, was called upon to lead in prayer. His prayer was so brief and characteristic, not to say eccen tric, that I report it verbally, without any re flection further on the mitter, saving that it will rather be an offset to the debate about praying in the 8enate, of whieh 1 gave you some account. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. 8hina to the House of Rvpresentativea of Iowa: "Great God, bleas the young and growii.g State of Iowa bleaa her Senators and Repre sentatives,—her Governor and State officers. Give us a sound currency, pure water, and un defiied religion, far Christ's sake, amen." The principal matters of interest, this morn ing, In the House, were the Supreme Court bill and the joint reaolntion of adjournment. The Supreme Court bill waa voted dews, there not being a majority of all the members of the Houae for it, though a majority of those present vote f?r it. it may be recon aidered. Tacking upon it the term at Council Bluffs has defeated the bill, unless it shall be reconsidered in the Houae to-marrow. The members on ths Mississippi feel great seliei tnde in haviug terms of the Supreme Court, merely for argument, at Burlington, Daven port, aad Dubuque, aa the Senate bill proposed but as amended, with so remote a paint hs Council Bluffs, In ths House it meet* with ob jections. Tbe ether matter,»a joint resolution to eon tinue the commiaslon to revise tbe laws and to adjourn on the Id of Match—was paased to a third reading, to-morrow. There is a strong desire amoag many to ad journ early, and have aa adjourned aasaion in November. Others wish to finish up ths busi ness at ths present seasios. And others still would prefer not to msec till the regular bien nial session. All are apposed session no#. her» facts on the authority ef to a protracted The Senate spe»t moat of the ssorni^ seo Kioo on a bill to postpone the aalea for d*Uo {uent taxes of IW till Jfosemher nect^aod to w4pceth« interest, II paid the*. tajMtotoper eeat.jbutjlf not paid aa or hafyry |heo thertiaftar to hear tmsatj -ivo psreeat .• i^l ••--&<• vV syCTCs rOTftl wii 7*1/. Vfi r*v»'vefr tf» *j)w1 (ho1! Mm EoiToa*- 7'""' "7 irt,ec",i«n* the Assembly, State officer*, In the House, Mr. Dewey, chairman of th« mmmmmmrnrnmrnm 1 & #milg ffftospgtr^-grimftt ^cltjjiow jgalittfs ftttrafart Itntrat anft foral $rtos $|rw»Itart Cn^trante .Ctatita $tarMs *r for 1857 delinquent taxes, as now provided by law. It was passed by a vote of 24 ta 10. 1TO-night there is a grest festival given by. #nd vrho,f rroand of •cheoi TeacMera. .4 true teacher should be a person who has 'ift'fc'eart the cultivation of the intellectual, so cial, moral, physical and religious faculties of the children entrusted to his care—should be possessed of refinement in taste, both in dress and demeanor—should not be haughty, but re epectful and courteous—dignifiad and winning —not austere, but firm and unyielding—should possess the faculty of governing with his look rather than the rod—should be familiar and yet preserve bis dignity—shonld knon how to express his ideaa in plain and precise language and hsve order and system in all be undertakes or does. Order is Heaven's first law, and there can be no good school without it. He should be a man of good general information, and should have the ability to apply every thing learned to praetiee. No teacher should he employed who cannot thus teach. You should make it a rule not to hire a teacher un less he comes up to the proper staodard of his profession, and knows how to develope the uinds of your children, so that they will be prepared on leaving the acbool room to enter upon the active duties of life understanding^ and can apply what they have learned from books to tbe every day transactions of life.— [Rural American. t^TA first rate joke took place lately in our court room. A womsn was t*stifyii\g in behalf of her son, and swore "that be had worked on a farm ever since be was born/' The lawyer, who cross-examined her, add, "You assert that your son has worked on a farm ever since he was bom?" "I do."— "What did he do the firs year?" "He milked." The lawyer evaporated.—[Hartford Conrant. *. •.*" -t :t OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY MARCH 4, 1858. guests, at Sherman's Hall, in com. memor,tion of the birth day of Waahingten. Stamtmi

•s Mew T«rk SpeeeW The New York Tribune of Wednesday Uat contains a fullep-rt of Mr. Stanton'a AntU Lecompton speech the evening previous, at the Chinese Assembly Rooms. It 0IU eight col urns of the Tribune. Mr. Stanton goes ovar his experience in Kar.saa, co"'d *h«d light on the Lecompton movement. It is a very able and interesting speech. The following paragraphs show that the people of Kanaas understand whom they had to deal with: Now, as tbe October election began to ap proach, it became, perfectly evident that tbe poljcv pursued by Governor Walker waa about to succeed, and that the people had re solved almost unanimously to try the thing, and ascertain whether Governor Walker would really stand by his pledges. They had determined to vote at the October election —. "It is true," they said, Governor, that we will try you, but yeu don't know these offi cers as we do. They will cheat jou to your face they will cheat you out of your eyes, and you can't help yourself." What is still more strange, and what looked to me at th«t time to be the very height of im pudence. they aaid, "I* you do undertake to do right, the President of the United States will desert you." [Laughter and applause •He will not let you." [Continued applause.1] Why, this waa a common aayiitg in the Terri tory. I heard It repeatedly. I laughed at :t. I did not think it possible that my old friei James Buchanan, whom I have respected and supported, and honored so long—I did not •hink it possible that he would evermakeaurh a declaration aa this at all applicable to him self. But the people did tell us, that if we at tempted to do right our heada would fly fiom the block instantly. But, nevertheless, they said they would try the thing. The following description of tbe receipt of the Oxford returns will be read with interest: The people did go forward and vote, and when they found out that this result nrasin eviiable, the minority resorted to another means to frustrate the will of the majority, and that was by those celebrated returns from Oxford, in Johnson county, and from three precincts in McGee county. I had heard in timations prior to the elections that these things were ab»ut to take place, but I could scarcely believe, and in fact, 1 did not for a moment anticipate, that anything of the kind could be attempted by men whom I believed to be respectable and honeat. Why, gentlemen, when the ret irns were coming in from the different parta of the Territory, I was amazed one day, wben from an unexpected quarter a roll of paper was handed to me, said to contain the returns from Owford Precinct, in Johnson county. It was a large roll of paper, and when I tore off the envelop* I found it consisted of repeated sheets pasted toge her, written close ly with names, and rolled up like a bolt of dry goods and like a dry goods man upon bis counter, I took it through along the floor of the office, and I found it extended from ot.e end gf the building to the other—from the front door to the baek door—a distance of forty-five to fifty feet. It contained 1028 names from tha celeb'-ated Oxford precinct, the census of which has been recently taken by a commis sion established by the Legislature, and what do you think is the actual population? You would imagine there would certainly be a thousand voters there, or at least seven hun dred and fifty, or five hundred but the fact ia there are just thirty-three! [Loud laughter. A French engineer waa traveling upon aa old Ohio steamboat, and observed to the captain: "This siigine Is in *s»y poor soadttttfe*^ "That'a so," was the reply. ,, "How long do you eapeot to nm itf»IM "Till it hursts," was the cool answer, After the next landing place thlsst i Frenchman lew aboard tbe boat. Swt—Aady, what ta the was— a dutohssmi calls his hoy, "Haas?" •lidjf—Doot know, really. a nsio&i rl Jlpft—Because his ~"'fyif 'i, iii J- itfu'qm j^Pw^wpwwi^B»^pwijf»«i ULjawTLi. Snow OS .it if Inyi *»D .TVq S r*?»t '.» u«» ,.» ..' ... .» Visions. ar ciaaa AUQVSTA. ins Weale*4hy ta* feosM wlnds% ..i Looking adown the plain, When the sun lay red on the And glided the old church vaind And her serious eyes were lifted Up to the dim isksots, And her face was still, that Wt "I do not mean that," sa'd tbe judge who saw her mistake. fHheati were you over a witness before "No sir. I was never in court before." He handed her the Bib'e open. rDo you know that book, my daughter?'' "She looked at itand answered, *Yee sir It is the Bible." "Do you ever read it?' he asked. uYes, sir every evening.,' "Can you tell me what the Bible W* in quired the judge. "It is the work of the great GoJ," die an swerad. Well, plaee jour hand upon this Bible, and listen to what I say and he repeated Slowly and solemnly tbe oath usually administered to witnesses. "Now," s&id the julge "you have sworn as a witness, will you tell me what will befall you if you do not tell ths truth?" "I shall be shut up in the State swered the child. £prThemi tag from todigestioo, ".««rtjrnv »t »i* "V Urn'*': I' ff Tsdf 'Mamma Is toracd ta steoai7 nl' i-.-sVI '..j She saw not the gorgeous panottpK* That Winter's wealth had spreeO, Thserowas on the bending Or tfise, ul r»d ... Y *»3i And gold on the river's bed Ths white down over the mountains. Like mantles of Northern girls, The shaggy ends of the granary gUateniwa peertad *1 itid sif Half to herself, she amrmarsd, v'^ "Can Heavenly dwellers eoisf^ "VlTit w*». Baek from the Jasper portals, V li'lv* iftt To to*k on aa earthly hotae For it seems that la the snow^hrooi #j,)V Which over the rich earth clings, I catch ethereal glimpses !»«*.« Of angel baby's Wings I** —Asm JMrfostee. Vrath-ABMMtlfalStofy. witnessed, a short time ago, in one of our higher courts, a beautiful illuatration of the aimplicityand power of truth. A little girl nine yeara of age was offered aa a witness against a prisoner, who waa on trial for felony committed in her father'a houae. "Now Em ily," said the counsel for the prisoner, upon her being offered as a witness, "I desire to know if you understand Ihe nature of an oath?" "I don't know what you mean," was tbe simple a newer. "There, your honor," aaid the corniest, ad­ dressing the court, "is anything farther neces sary to demonstrate tbe validity of my ob jections? This witness should be rejected.— She^oee Bot tenprebsai the «*w* ef- an oath." "Let us ase, said the judge* daaghter." "corns here my Araurred by the kind turn and asaaner of the judge, the child stepped toward him, and looked confidently up in his face with a calm, clear eye, and In a manner so artless and frank, that it went straight to the heart. "Did you ever take an oath inquired the judge. The little gtrl stepped hack with a look of horror, and the red blood mantled in a blush all over her face and neck, as she answed, "no sir." She thought he inteneed to inqure if she bad ever blasphemed. Prisoa.nao. "A iy thing else?" aaked the fudp e. {T shall never go to Heaven," she replied. *lfow do you know?" asked tbe judge again. The child took tbe Bible, and turning rapid ly to the chapter containing the command ments, pointed to the injunction, "Thou shait not bear false witness against they neighbor." "I 'earned that," she said, "before I cculd read "Has any one talked with you about your being a witness in eourt here agfcinst this manf Inquired the judge. "Yes sir," she replied. "My mother heard they wanted me to be a witneaa, and last night ahe ealled ate to her room and asked me to tell her the ten commandments, and then we kneeled down together, and she prayed that I might understand how wicked it was to bear false witness against my neighbor, and God wonld help me, a little child, to tell the truth as it waa before him. And when I eaaie up here with father, she kissed me, and told me to remember the ninth commandment, aad that God would hear every word I said." '•Do you believe thW aaked the judge, while a tear glistened in his eye, and his Kps quivered with emotion. "Yes, sir," said the child, with vnlee and manner that showed her conviction of the truth waa pefect. "God bless you my child," aaid the judge, "you have a good mother. This witnees Is competent," be continued. Were I on trial for my life, and innocent of the charge against me, I would pray God for such a witness as this. Let her be examined." She told her story with the simplicity of a child, as she was, but there was a directness about it whieh carried conviction of its truth to svery heart. She was rigidly craes examin ed. The counsel plied her with infinite and ingtwioue questioning, but sbe varieJ from her first statement in nothing. The truth as spo ken by that child was sublims. Faleehood and perjury had preceded her testimony. Ifa prisoner had entrenched himself in lies, until he deemed himself impregnable. Witnesses bad falsified facts in Ms favor, and vtflainyhad manufactured for him sham defence, but be fore her testimony falsehood was scattered like chaff. Tbe little child for whom a moth er bad prayed for strength to be given her to speak the truth as it was before God, broke tbe cunning devices of asatured villainy to pieces like a pottsr'a vessel. The strength that the mother had prayed for, svas given her, ths sublime and terrible simplicity (terrible I mean to the prisoner and bis perjured aasocia tee) yith which shs spoke, was like a revela ho# from God himself. Ottvier. From the Hawk-eye. Douglas1 Report. •Douglaa made an able and very lengthy re port. Of course we do not agree with him In all of his positions We ar* where we always were. We are cohvinced that the evil began with the repeal of the Missouri compromise. That Douglas* scathing rebuke and withering Kansas frauds, apply with equal force to the organization of the territory by Missourians and to every election since that time unUl now. But he takes up the President's strong points, one by one, aad wipes tbem out at the expense of either the President's intelligence or in tegrity. 1st. The President bases his whole argu ment upon the assumption that tbe Kanaas Nebraska act was an enabling act, If this ia not true tbeo it is at tbe discretion, but not the duty of Congrese to admit Kansas as a State. But President Buchanan has every Democratic Senator against him. When Pres. ident Pierce recommended an enabling act for Kansas to make a Constitution every Demo cratic Senator voted for it then—then voted for it, and voted with Douglas. If they legiti mately thus voted, they seal the truth ef Doug las' present position, and all of Buchanan's argument and plea for legitimacy fal! to tbe gronnd and with it his regularity, and proprie ty argument. The second position—la that the frsuds of Kansas invalidate the election. Mr. Buchanan asserts that the only admissible evidence of the will of the people is that contained in the elec tion of the 21st of December. The President forgets however to recognise tbe election of the 4 of January which gives 10.000 majori ty against (he Constitution. It was ordered by the Legislature, duly counted and certified to by the Governor of Mr. Buchanan's own ap­ pointment, at his own suggestion. Yet this aff-rds no evidence. Mr. all Douglas duly disnosea of this. Buchanan'a old argument that the Conatitu tion has been properly submitted. This is also severely handled. But why kill the dead. The whole programme is nearly th.ough. Much more does not yet remain. Kansas has been controlled by a Misaouri army in her first election under the direction of Atchison, Stringfellow, he. She has been without representation in Con gress until now. She had a Convention forced on her. She Las a Constitution forced on her people. The Preeident of the United Slates of America has put a tissue of fearful false hoods into the mouths of 30 millions of free people, and has audaciously and blashemously called the great God of truth to witness tbem. He has tried to compress the crime and loath some abominations of Pandemonium into one palatable dose, that he may make the people swallow it. The people will not. Douglas nobly refuses the potion. Ths people will re pudiate Buchanan, and hia very name will henceforth became a landmark of treachery, despotism, and execrable political leprosy, be yond which even tyrants will tremble to be doomed and driven. And the Democrats who have left them, a single scintillation of self respect. or love of country, or fear of God, or hope of home or country, owe it to themselves to absolve themselves from the administration, which he is making an engine of corruption and a lever to cast out tbe last hope of liberty in the government. Lufdloy ma Sl&rery* his Sptoek i» Congrtt, At., UU, 'Jis. The demon of slavery .has come forth from the tombs. It has grown bold and defiant aud impudent. It bas left its lair, lifted its shame less front towards tbe skies, snd, with horrid contortions and gyrations, mouths the heavens, and mutters its blasphemies about having the sanction of a holy and just God dodges be hind tbe national compact, aad grins and chat ters out its senile puerilities sbout Constitu tional sanction and then like a very fantastic ape, jumps upon the bench, buts on ermine and wig, and pronounces tbe dictum that a certain class of human being, have no rights whieh another certain class are bound to regard and then it claiina the right to stalk abroad through tbe length and breadth of the land, robbing the poor free laborer of his heritage, trampling on congresaional prohibitions, crushing out be neath its trerd State sovereignty and State con stitutions. It clsiiua the right to pollute the Territoriea with its slimy footsteps, and then makes ita way to Ihe very home of freedom in the free States, carried there oa a coustitutional palanquin, manufactured and borne aloft on the one side by a Democratic Executive, and on the other by a Democratic Jesuit judge I It claims the right to annihilate free schools—for this its very presence achieves—to hamper a free press, to defile the pulpit, to corrupt religion, and to stitfe free thought and free speech I It claims the right to convert the fruitful field into a wilderness, ao that forests aha 11 grow up around grave yards, and the populoue village becoose a ha bitation for owls. It claims the right to trans form tbe free laborer, by a proceas of imper ceptible degradation, to a condition or.ly not worse than the slave. Yes, sir, while the bor der ruffians are striving, by alternate violence and fraud, to force slavery into Kansas,* the President and Chief Justice, by new, unheard of, and ssost unwarrantable interpretations of the Constitution, are endeavoring to enthrone and nationalise alavery, and make it the do minant power in the land and are ceMTng up on the people, in the name of Democracy, to crowd up to the tempel gates of this demon worship And all this upon the false, atro cious, and impious averment, that human be inga are property! Again I meet this doc trine, and spun it. Tha Supreme Being nev er intended that human beings should be pro porty. Music hath charms that dispels every fear, that makes the heart leap with exultaat joy, and every strain is reverberated, as it is wafted en the Jisv. tight, holaay bremm. It speaks p*aae to the weary eouU as it perigviaates adown the journey of We. "He that hath no music in himself, nor is moved wML coneord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasoas, stratageotf ani spoilsf the saottooeof his spirit are as aad hie a»Msss are lot ao-such dull toon he trusted." as mm v iivMo^r W3TT0 UJMS-* 3IIT .#wirm« T.) .JAiO'Z^O (OLD SERIES, TOL. 1®, JfO: 1 TERMS* |l,M AdTancs. Adrcatare With a Lit When in the act of ramming down the h«V lets, 1 heard a sbou*. Starting and looking half around, saw a lion just in the act ef springing upon me. I was upon a little height* He caught my shoulder sa be sprang and we both came to the ground below together.— Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does s rat. The slidtk produced a stupor similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shske of the eat. it caused a sort of dreaminess^ ta which there was no sense of pain nor feeling terror, though quite conscious of ail that was happening. It was like what patients* partially under the influence of chloroform, describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife. Tbe singular condition was not the result of sny mental process. The shake annihilated fear, and allowed no sens# of horror in looking round at the beast. This peculiar stale is probably produced in all ani­ mals killed by the carnivora and, if to, is a mercifui provision by our benevoleut CrHiter for lessening the pain of death. TmniaM round to relieve myself of tbe weight, as he had one paw on the back of mv head, I saw his eyes directed to Mebalwe, who was trying to shoot bin at a distaceof ten or fifteen yards* His gun, a flint one aliased fire in both barrels. The lion immediately left me, and attacking Mebalwe, bit his thigh. Another man, whose life 1 bad saved before, after he had been tossed by a budalo, attempted to spear the lion wbilo be was biting Mebalwe. He left Mebahre and caught this man by tbe shoulder hut at that moment the bullet! he had received toatt effect, and he 'ell down dead.—[Livingtoafc Missionary Travels in Africa. MAN'S IMXVITABLX Poanoir.-aSo ham Seen s rose newly springing from the clefts of it« hood, and, at first, it was fair as the morning, and full with the dew of heaven, as 9 lamb's fleece but when a ruder breath hai forced open its virgin modesty, and dismantled its too youthful and unripe rttirenteht it ha* gan to put on darkness, and to decline to aoft less and the symptoms of a sickly age it bow ed the head and broke its stalk and at night, having lost some of i s leaves, and all its bead ty, it fell into the portion of weeds ahd out worn faces. The same is the portion of every man and every woman) the heritage of worms and serpents, rottenness and cold dishonor, and our beauty so chsnged that our acquain tance quickly knows us not and that cRafegS mingled with so much horror, or else meets so with our feirs and weak discoursing, that they who. sift hours aeo, tended upon us either srith charitable or ambitious eervices, cannot, With out some regret, stay in the room alone, where the body lies stripped of its life and boner.«* [Jeremy Taylor. F*ik You* MIIVD.—Lay it d0*n ad «*ml maxim, nothing can be accomplished wittmut a fixed purpose—a concentration of mind aad energy. Whatever you attempt to do, Wheth« •r it be tbe writing of an eeaay, or whittling of a atick, let it be done as well as you can do it It was this habit that made Fraahlm and Mtit ton, ar.d hundreds whose labors have boea Mi incalculable service to mankind. Fix yeur mind cloeely and intently on what you under* take—in no other way can you have f*aedu« able hope of success. An energy tbat dlee ia a day is good for notbing-^an hour's fiy+d tentioii will neter avail. The beavena were not measured iq a day. The inventions that bless mankind were not the result of a few moments' thought and investigation. A life time has ofteo been given to a single object. If you, then, have a desire to bless your spe cies, or to g*t to yourself a glorioua name, fix your mind upon something, and let it remain axed. F*AV*U« ASJUKO Fee Woax When quite a youth, Franklin went to London, aa* tered a printing office, and inquired if be get employment as a p-inter. John: "Nathaniel saith unto him, can A practical joke wes ooce»tti|mptojft»' be played on Mr. Ersk'Ae, as hs wtnt onedar to Weetminster Ball, with his ample bagcTMp med full of briefs. Some waggish barrister hired a Jew's boy to go'srid ask him if he had' "any old clothes to sell?" "ii*#, you little imp," exclaimed the indignantQPMSSIW,«*LHY are allot* suits.** There ia a family ia this State who tie** moved «o often that tfikif chie k*J*, e« oseipg a covered wagon, tarn oh their Wl their legs, ready to betiW and next station. Why is praising ehiUrasi life Becauae it's laodie*»*dfcl. llssasdoia p—»dmaher«,*'aa Iwlmuhohrakottewtod^ .. I i 1 I k 1 4 c««ld "Where ar# vou from?" inquired the foreman. "America," was the reply. "Ah," said the foreasaa, "from America! A lad from America seeking ess* plsymentasa printerl Well, do you really understand the art of printing? Can f«u ait type Franklin stepped to oos of the cases, and, ia a very brief space, set up tb« fattening passage from the first chapter ef the goepal of any goad thing come out of Naxareth? Philip —vi*h unto him, Come and seel" It was demo so quickly, so accurately, and contained a deli­ cate reproof so appropriate and powerful, that it at once gave him character and standing with all in the office. g^Thc huge gun ota the United AaUd corvette Plymouth weighs 16,000 pounds av­ oirdupois. It is covered With a coating Of F^rmilUon and beeswax, and therefore Las a red instead of the usual black appearance of a ship's gun. The heavy Dahlgren guns have two vents, whieh facilitate their rapid and safe firing. The weight of each shell thsj discharge is 136 pounds, and that of each sol id shot, 174 younds. The sound of th* shtU and shot, traversing a distance of three saffsp1 is lost in the enormous space which it travel* ee. One peculiarity of the Dahlgren gut is ita enormous strength and thickness where tho greatest force of the powdet ie expended. Ar tie experiments made to teat the etrength ef these guns, one of them had Seen fired efaaar \f two thousand times, with' a* large portion «f shell shot, without burstfcl|£

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