Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 26, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 26, 1860 Page 1
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NEW SERIES, VOL. 5, NO.39. J. W. NORR IS, Proprietor. .) (SHtnmtoa Contifr. 18 PUBLISHED EVERY TIIURSDAY IN JPTTilUriROTSr'S BLOCK, (THIRD FLOOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, Hf j. w. a g. p. horris* E S JJfVAKIABI.Y IN ADVANCE fone copy, peryMT |1,B0 Fourcopie*" 14 fen BT .... 5,00. 41 .. ...32,00, Twenty" ... ....24,00. Persons wlihlng to subscribe for a less time than one jear can do so by remitting the amount they wish to be so appropriated. In no ease will we enter new name* unless they are accompanied with money. FI.OWF.RM. Oh they hare looked upward In v every plaoe Through this beautiful World of ours, Alid dear as a smile on an old friend'* faee lis the smile of the bright flowers ftey tell u of wand'rlng by wood# and itVMMt They tell us of lanes and trees Bat the children u'Hhowers and snnny biMH llave lovelier tales than these— The bright, bright flower*! They tell of a season when men were not, When earth was by angle* trod,' And leave* and flowers In every Durst fourth at call of God When spirits, singing their hyms at even, Wandered by wood and glade, And theLord looked down from the highesthMVtn A ad blessed what he had made— The bright, bright flower* Vie blessing remalneth upon them still, JLiiThough often the storm-cloud lowers, •'(Had frequent tempests may soil and chill The gayest of earth's fair flower*. When Sin and Death, with their sister, Qrlef, Made a home in the hearts of men, The blessing of God on each tender leaf Preserved in their beauty then— The bright, bright flowers! The lily Is lovely a* when It slept On the water* of Eden's lake Wie woodbine breathes sweetlv as when it trept. In Eden, from brake to brake, Chev were left a* a proof of lovellaess Of Adam and Eve's first home They are here as a type of the Joyi that bless Thejust In the world ti come— The bright, bright flowers. A Child's Dream of a Star. CHARLES DICKERS. There was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. They won dered at the beauty of flowers they wonder ed at the heighth and bluenoss of the sky they wondered at the depth of the bright wa ter they wondered at the goodness and the power of Gad, who made the lovely world. They used to nay to one another some times. "Supposing all the children on earth were to die, would the flowers and the water and the sky be sorry They believed they would be swry, for, said they, the buds are the children of the flowers, and the litt'e playful stream? that gambol down the hill side are the children of waters and the smal lest bright specks playing at hide and seek in tho sky all night, must surely be the children of the stars and they would all bo grieved to see their playmitH, tho children of men no more. There was no clear shining star that used to com 3 o-it in the sky before tho rest, near the Church spire, above the graves. It was larger and more beautiful, they thought, than all the others, and every night they watched for it, standing hand in hand at the window. Whoever saw it first cried out, "I see the star And often tliay cried out both together, knowing so well whe-n it would rise, and where. So they grew to be such friends with it that before laying down in their beds theyalways looked again, to bid it good night, and when they were turning around to sleep, they would say "G^d bless the star." But while she was still very young, oh vary, very young, the sister droopod, and came to bo so weak that she could no longer stand in tha window at night and then thi child looked sally out by himself, and when he saw th? star, turned roun to the patient pale face on the bed "I see that star!" and then a smile would corns upon tho face, an! a little weak voic3 me 1 to say trod bless iny brother and that star 1" And so the time came all too soon, when the child looked out alone, and when there was no face on the bod and when there was alittle grave among the graves, not there before and when tho star inado long rays down towards him, as he saw it through his tears. Now these rays were so bright, and they seemed to make such a shining way from earth to heaven, that when tho child went to his solitary bed, he dreamed about tha star and dreamed that lying where ho was, he saw a train of people taking up that shining road by the angels. And the star opening, showed him a groat world of light, where many more such angels waited to receive them. All these angels, who wero waiting, turn ed their beaming eyes upon the people who were carried up into tho star and some came out from tho long rows in which they stood and fell upon tho people's necks and kissed them tenderly, and went away with them down avenues of light, and were so happy in their company, that lying hi Wg bed he wept for joy. Bat ttnre wero many ang-sls who did not go with them, and among them one he knew. The patient face that had once lain upon the bed was glorified and radient, but his heart found out his sister among all the host. His sister's angel lingered near the en trance of the star, and said to the leader of those who had brought the people thither. "J8 my brother corno .^nd he said, uNo. She was turning hopefully away, when the child stretched out hh arms and said.— VOh, sister, I am here 1 Take me I" and then she turned her beaming eyes upon him, and it was night and the star was shining into hi* room, making long rays down to wards him as he saw it through his tears. From that hour forth the child looked out upon the star as on the home he was to go to, whan his timo should como, and he thought he did not belongto earth alone, but to thj star, too, bccause of his sister's angel gone biforo. There was a baby born to be a brother to the child and while he was so little that he had never yet spoken a word, he stretched his tiny form out on the bled and died. train of people, and all the rows of angjls with th 'ir beaming eyes all turned upon those people's faces. Said his sister's angol to the leader— "Is my brother comap" And ho said, "Not that one but another." As tin child beheld his brother's angel in her arms 3 cried, "0, sister, I am here! take ma!" And she turned and smiled up on him, and the star was shining. He grew to be a young mm, and wis bu sy at his book, when an old servant came to him and said— "Thy mother is no more, I bring her bles sing on her darling son." Again at night he saw the iter, tad all that formr company. Said his sister's an gel to the leader—* "Is my brother conn And hi said, "Thy mother." A inig'ity cry of joy went forth through all the stars, b33ausc tho mothir wis reunit ed to hir two c'lildran. Anl ha stretched And ho said, "Nay, but his maiden daugh ter." And Mis man who bad been the child saw his daughter, newly lost to him, a celestial creative among those there, and he said.— "My daughter's head is on my mother's bo som, and her arm is around my mother's neck, and at her feet there is the baby of old time, and I can bear the parting from her, God be praised!" And the star was shining. Thus tho child came tojbe an old man, and his once smooth face was wrinkled, and his steps were slow and feeble, and his back was bent. And one night as he lay upon his bed, his children standing round him, he cried as he had cried so long ago— "I see the star They whispered one to another, "He is dy ing." And he said, 'I am. My age is falling from mo like a garment, and I move toward the star as a child. And O, my Father, now I thank thee that it has so often opened to jcccivc those dear ones who await me!" And the star was shining and it dMnes upon his grave. What is his age?" "Coming nixt Mechalmas he will lack a day of being as old as Finnegan. You know Finnegan No, I don't know Finnegan and if I did it would not help the matter. Is your hus band an alien?" Och, thin, he's ailin entirely. He has rheumatics worse than owld Donnelly, who was tied double wid"'eaa. How many male members have you In the family Niver a one." What, no boys at all Boy, is it Och murther, go home.- We hev boys enough to whip four loaves of bread for breakfast." "When were you married? "The day Pat Doyl left Tippirary for America. An well I mind it—a sunshinier day niver gilded the sky of owld Ireland." "What was the condition of your husband before marriage "Divil a man more miserable, no said if I didn't give him a promise within two days he'd blow his brains out with a crowbar/' "What was he at the time of your mar riage, a wid.nvcr or bachelor?" A which? A widower did you say? Ah, now, go way wid yer nonsense. Is't the likes of me that would take up a second-band husband! A poor divil, all legs and con sumption, like a sick turkey. A widower! May I niver be blissed if I'd rather not live ing to the conclusion that be could make more" next door. Whether-he did we will know at some future time. mmsm AjVm th? child dreamid of the opened star, and of the company of angels, and the their Northern professions. When he with- A Census-Taking Anecdote. In endeavoring to take census for the government, the Marshals occasionally meet' words, whether the inhabitants of a Territory with such difficulties as well nigh tend to' deprive them of their own senses. The fol lowing took place in canal street, New Or leans: "Who is the head of this family "That depends on circumstances. If be fore 11 o'clock, ifo m» husband—if after 11, it's meself." "How so?" "Because, after 11 he's as drunk as a pi per, and unable to take cs'O of himseif, let alone the family." IN A BAD FIX.—Leading Douglas OMHI in tho interior of Iowa have been busying them selves for two months past in getting up cam paign club3 for the Boston Post. Since the Baltimore Convention the Post has repudia ted the infinitesimal "giant," and fights for Breckinridge and Lane. As Martin an Buren oaca said, thuir "suflCeringa" w "intol erable." au owld maid, and bring up a family on but- oWt»}rs of the public land. If, therefore, an ter-milk and praties." act of the Territorial Government, prohibiting ilere the dialogue ended, the marshal oom- Slavery, should be smt up to Congress for approval, they would be bound to withhold it, upon the ground of its being an act wliielr The prospects of Iowa for an unpfe«lented vield of all manner of produce, was never by the Constitution ofthe United States, and BA lLiLterinu Wapello county will double it has the same protection thrown around it, th«yi«M ofbwtesttaraat, thii KM fffelch oof Herschcl V, Johnson. Record of a Squatter Sovereignty Candidate. The nomination of Fitzpatrick as the can didate of the Squatter Sovereigns—Fitzpat rick, who voted for Jeff. Davis's Senate reso lutions, and for the Locompton bill—was a surrender of all that the Douglas men have ever claimed in the way of honesty of pur pose. It was a base betrayal of the masses of the party, unless they are also false to all drew from the ticket, an opportunity for correcting the mistake, if it was a mistake, was afforded but the selection of Herchel V. Johnson as his successor, is worse than •.he original blunder. Johnson is a rampant fire-eater, an avowed secessionist, with as little sympathy for tho peculiarities of the Douglas theory of Slavery as with the bolder and more honest avowals of Lincoln. In vo ting for him the Douglasites will have the consolation of knowing that they are aiding in the election of a man who has only thor ough contempt for them and their Squatter Sovereignty notions. We proceed to the proof, and we present to our reader-* the following extracts from a cotemporary, the editor of which has looked up Mr. Johnson's record: [From the Clnctnnatl out his arms an 1 cried, "0, mother, sister, I February, 1848. Mr. Hamlin (then acting and broth jr, I am hare! Takem?!" And with the Democracy,) Mr. Douglas and Mr. they answjrel, "Not yet," and the star was were among his cotemporaries in the shining. Senate, and Mr. Lincoln in the House. His 3 grew to bs a man who3e hair was tur- service in Congress ended on the 4th of March ning gray, anl h)wa* sitting in his chair J849. The first speech of Mr. Johnson was by the fireside, heavy with grief, and with Gatette.'] Mr. Johnson first appeared in the Senate nnderan executiye appointment to fill a va cancy occasioned by the resignation of the late Hon. Walter T. Colquitt, on the 14th of on his facj bedowel with tears, when the star course of his remarks he went even beyond opened once again. Said his sister's angel to the lead*, '*Is my brother come?" the celebrated Ten Rigiment bill. In the Mr. Calhoun, (then in the Senate,) zealously combating that Senator's position that "the ab»orpthnfo all Mexico would be injurious to the success of our institutions." In a speech on the Oregon bill, July 7th, 1848, he took the most ultra ground on the question of slavery in the Territories, going beyond what any Southern man, unless Cal houn himself, the prince of fire eating disun ionists, had then ventured to maintain. This speech, which is a peculiarly rich one for our Northern Democrats at this particular junc ture, may bo found reported in full in the Appendix to the Congressional Globe for that session, commencing on page 887. We subjoin some specimens, with appropriate head lines added. After establishing, to his own satisfaction, the doctrine that Congress has no power to exclude slavery from the Territories, our fire eating Senator, now the Douglas candidate for Vice President, goes on to say PROTECTION OF SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES. It remains now to consider the question involved in tho amendment proposed by the Senator from Mississippi (Mr. Davis.) That question is, whether it is the duty of Con gress to guarantee to tho slave-holder, who shall remove with his slaves into the Terri tory of the United States, the undisputed en joyment of his property in them, so long as it continues to be a [Territory. Or, in other during their Territorial condition, have the light to prohibit it therein. Now let us see how these two questions —vital issues at this moment, and treated by this associate of Douglas on the Rumn ticket aa identical in their real significance —were answered by him, twelve years ago. We continue our quotation WO POWER WIIATEVER CAM EXCLUDE SLAVERV FROM A TEBRITORV For the purpose of this question, it matters not where the power of legislating for tho Territory resides—whether exclusively in Congress, of jointly in Congress and the in habitants, or exclusively in tho inhabitants of tho Territory the power is precisely the same—no greater in the hands of one than the other. In no event can the slaveholder of the South be excluded from settling in sach Territory WITH UIS PEOPEBTT OF" EVERY DES CRIPTION. SQUATTER aOVBRHO*TT SQUBLCUP. But suppose that Congress have the right to establish a Territorial Government only, and that then all further govermental control ceases, can the territorial Legislature pass an act prohibiting Slavery Surely not. For the moment you admit necessarily TNE SUB ORDINATION of the people of the Territory— their dependence on this Government for an organic law, to give them political existence. ABSOLUTS COMORESSIONAL 80VEREHMPTT VS. NONINTERVENTION. 11 is idle, however, to discuss this question in this form. For if Congress possess the power to organize temporary governments, it must then possess the power to legislate for tho Territories. If they may perforin the greater, they may less the major includes the minor proposition. Hence, Congress has, in all cases since the foundation of our Gov ernment, reserved a veto upon the legislation of tho Territorial Governments it is absolute ly necessary, in order to restrain them from violations of the Constitution, and infringe ments of the lights of the States, as joint Congress themselves oould not pass. THE PEOPLE CANNOT EXCLUDE SLAVERY FROM A TEBRITORV. But suppose the right of legislation for the Territory be in its inhabitants, can thep pro hibit Slavery Surely not and for reasons similar to thoso which show that Congress cannot. Further in his remarks, Mr. Johnson said CONGRESSIONAL PROTECTION. The institution of Slavery is guaranteed Ittumtoa OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 26, I860. Ho winds up with a grand Disunion ti rade. PET PHRASB9 OF TBI DISUHOXBM. But suppose, Mr. Presidont, you have the right to prohibit Slavery in the Territories of the United States, what high political con sideration requires you to exercise it All must see that it cannot be effected without producing a popular convulsion which will probably di-ssolce this Union. And again, after enumerating divert im aginary "Southern wrongs Sir, these things would seem to warn the South that the day is not distant, when she will be forced to stand firmly upon her con stitutional rights. Tho plain English of which phrase—a pet one with the fire-eaters—is Secession and Disunion. Very soon the same words, and still more threateningly occur, again The whole history of public feeling and opinion in the free States, whether we look at the action of popular assemblies or proceed ings of their Legislatures, or to the course of their Rrpresentatives in Congress, mourn fully warns the South that she must stand upon her constitutional rights. I trust, sir, when the crisis comes, she is prepared to do it. And ho reiterates the same Disunion blus ter yet again and still more explicitly: But I repeat, the inference from all the visible indications around us evidently is that time has perhaps arrived when the South has no other alternative but to stand upon her constitutional rights. This will answer for our first installment of the Hon. Ilerschel V. Johnson's peculiar ly ^"opulent" Congressional record. We commend it to all candid and honest people who have any inclination to vote for Douglas and Johnson, or any desire to know what the Douglasites regard as the model of a Southern statesman. The above is certainly conclusive as to Mr. Johnson's sentiments in 1848. But for the purpose of showing that he has not yet chan ged his mind on the matter in issue between I the two wings of the pro-slavery party, we I reprint from the Southerner and Advertiser, a Douglas paper, published at Rome, Ga., (an authority therefore, that cannot be dis puted,) the proceedings of the Democratic «tan«^iMt«h.IrMt.!«Wonf»« *nna*m. mxk State Convention held at Mi'lcdgeville June 4, called to take action in regard to the seces sion *of most of the Georgia delegates at Charleston. It seems that a Business Com mittee of twenty-four was appointed, of which Ilerschel V. Johnson was one. This committee disagreed as to the pro priety of appointing new delegates to Balti more, the friends of the seceders opposing, and a few who preferred to see Douglas elec ted to a disolution of the party, favored that step and the consequence was, that two reports were presented—a majority one by twenty members of the committee, and a minority one by four members, which latter division included Ilerschel V. Johnson, who as chairman, introduced the minority report. The two reports were discussed by various persons, Mr. Johnson defending his, and Howell Cobb. Secretary of the Treasury, acting as pacificator. The latter gentleman stated there was "no difference in the prin ciples enunciated iu both the majority and minority reports. There were only two minor differences one was, that the major ity report endorsed the secession from the Charleston Convention, while the minority report neither endorsed nor commended [cen sured the action of the Georgia delegates there." The result was, that a majority report was adopted by a vote of 299 to 41, when the minority, under the lead of Mr. Johnson, seceded, and organized another convention, and appointed the bobus delegates who, rep resenting one-eighth of the Democracy of Georgia, were admitted into tho Baltimore Convention by Douglas' friends to an equali ty with the representatives of the other seven eighths of the party. The following is the report presented to the regular convention by Mr. Johnson MINORITY REPORT. Resolved, That we re-affirm the Cincinnati platform with the following additional propo sitions 1st That the people of the United States have an equal right to settle with their property of any kind, in the organized territories of the United States and that under the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of K)red Scott, which we recognize as the correct exposition of the Constitution in this particular, slate property stands on the same footing as all other descriptions of property, and that neither the General Gov erntnei t, NOR ANY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, can destroy or impair the right to slave property that property of all kinds, slaves as well as any species of prop ty, in the territories, stand upon the sauie equal and broad constitutional basis, and subject to like principles of recognition and PROTECTION in the LEGISLATIVE, ju dicial and executive department* of tl* Gov ernment. 2d. That we iriH support any man who tion, for the Presidency, who hold* the prin ciples set forth in the foregoing proposition, and who will give thein his endorsement, and we will not hold ourselves bound to support any man, who way be the no'uinee, who entertains principles inconsistent with those set forth in the above propositions, or who denies tluit slav. s property in the territories does stand on an equal footing and on the same eon stit iUional basis qf »t&er descriptions of pro perty." ing of titles of nobility, or the establishment i Resolved, That this convention will appoint of religion therefore Congress would be as twenty delegates—four from the State at much bound to veto an aet ef Territorial large, and two from each Congressional Dis legislation prohibiting it, as an act violating these rights of every citizen of the Republic. tent the foregoing propositions, and asi their adoption by the National Democratic Con vention, IIERSCHEL V. JOHNSON, Tuos. P. SAFFORD, II. K. MCCAV, H. COLVARD, Now we ask, is Mr. Johnson, holding the views expressed above, an authorized expo nent and representative of the principles of the Douglas Democracy of the Free States? Press and Tribune. A Union-Saver'a Record. Edward Everett's Views on Slavery. The following facts will doubtless excite a thrill of astonishment throughout the country, and may possibly render it necessa ry to call another National Convention of the Union-Savers It seems that in 1837 the following resol ves were adopted by the Massachusetts Leg islature Resolved, That Congress has, by the Con stitution, power to abolish slavery and the slave trade in the district of Columbia, and that there is nothing in the terms or circum stances of the acts of cession by Virginia and Maryland, or otherwise, enforcing any legal or moral restraints on its exer cise. Resolved, That Congress ought to take measures to efFect the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Resolved, That the rights of humanity, the claims of justice and the common good alike demand the suppression by Congress of the slave trade carried on in and through the District. Resolved, That Congress has by the Con stitution, power to abolish Slavery in the Territories of the United States. Resolved, That no new State should here after be admitted into the Union, whose con stitution of government shall permit the ex istence of domestic Slavery therein. Resolved, That Congress has, by the Constitution, power to abolish the traffic in slaves between the different States of the Union. Resolved, That the exercise of this power is demanded by the principles of humanity and justice- may be nominated by the Baltimore Oonven- Snow, and George R. ibcock all urging In 1839 the Hon. Nathaniel Borden of Massachusetts, propounded to Mr. Everett the following interrogatories: 1st. Are you in favor of the immediate abolition, by law, of slavery in the District of Columbia, and of the slave traffic between the States of the Union 2d. Arc opposed to the admission iuto the union of any new State, the Constitution of which tolerates domestic slavery The following is Mr. Everett's reply: WASniNOTON, D. c., OCT. 21,1839 DCAB SIR On Saturday last, I only re ceived your letter of the 18th, propounding to me certain interrogatories, and earnestly requesting an answer. You are aware that several resolves on the subject of these inquiries and their kin dred topics, accompained by a very able re port, were introduced into the Senate of the Common wealth year before last by a joint committee of the house, of which the late la mented Mr. Alvord was Chairman. These resolves, after having been somewhat enlar ged by amendment, were adopted bv the Legislature. They appear to cover the whole ground of your two interrogatories.— Hating respectfully co-operated in the pas sage of the resolves, concurring in the gener ate report by which they were sustained, and in the powerful report of the Chairman of the Committee, I respond to both of your in quiries in the affirmative. The first of the subjects embraced in your inquiry is the on ly one of thorn which came before Congress while I was a member. I voted in the neg ative on the motion to lay upon the table the petition of the American Anti Slavery Society for the abolition of slavery in the dis trict of Columbia, and on other motions of like character, introduced to stave off the consideration of this class of petitions. 1 aui, Dear Sir, very respectfully, 1 Your friend and servant, EDWARD EVERET*. To Hon. Nathaniel Borden. These little reminiscences have been revi ved by the Richmond Enquirer, much to the grief of the "Union loving" supporters ofthe Bell-Everett ticket in Virginia. Old LineWliiffs in York for Lincoln. A mass meeting ia favor of the election of Lincoln, of several thousand Americans and Old Line Whigs who supported Fillmore in 18jt), was held in Union S jtiare, New York, Monday evening of last week. It wus pre sided over by Judge Mitchell, assisted by one hundred and fifty Vice Presidents, and thirty-five Secretaries—all influential mem bers of the late American party. Letters were read from James A. Putnam, Truman Smith, Roger S. Baldwin, Willis Hall, E. L. the Old Clay Guard to support Lincoln and Hamlin. Tho moeting was addressed by Daniel Ullman, Rufus S. Andrews, Horace Greeley and others. The N. Y. Tribune tays of the meeting:— The meeting last evening of men who in lS5»i supported Millard illmore, and now In view of the fact that a large majority of! thu-i thrust into the Democratic ranks.— these Republicans numbered fifty and one the delegates from Georgia felt it to be Three-fourths of those in our city who sup- huudrod and the people wondered much their duty to withdraw from the late Demo- ported Mr. Fillmore in 185G, utterly refuse. this saving, because they knew it to be cratic convention, thereby depriving this to vote for Douglas most cf them are al-. State of her vote therein, according to the de- 1"decidedly 1 ready for Lincoln, and the rest are} ooming along. 1 First Book of the trict to represent the Democratic party of An it cam to pass in thio year of Georgia in theadjotirned Convention at Balti- Qur more, on the 18th inst., and that the dele- jn the fourth year of the reign of king gates be and are hereby instructed to pre-1 jame3( ovcr Fur ttiu Courier. Ctiroiiiclcs. CHAPTER 1. one thousand, eight hundred and the United States of America, an(j whileKirkwood was Tetrarch of the prov- ince called Iowa, that there arose great ex citement throughout all the land. 2nd. Now this excitement among thj peo ple was concerning a great question proposed by Stephen Arnold, of the tribe of Douglas, ft man small i:i statue, but, larg in desire, and many people from the party calling them selves Democrats, flocked in unto him. 3. And the same brought much tronble in the camp, insomuch that the people lifted up their voices crying—why will you fallow after this man, and worship at strange altars'? 4. Then Stephen Arnold appeared before them, and cried saying: This is the doctrine of the revolutioc, and the sanu was not un derstood by your fathers, else they were tories at heart. 5. Now these sayings astonished the peo ple, and they murmured among themselves, saying, this Stephen Arnold is afalseproph. et, seeking to len us after strangi Gods. 6. And forthwith, they assembled them selves together at a city called Charleston, in the province of Carolina. 7. Now when they were gathered at this place, there arose dissensions, back-bitings, divisions, which lasted many days, when every roan fled into his own land, sorely vexed. 8. They next met at a city called Balti more, in the province of Maryland, where the fame murmurings arose, and a great battle was fought, and the same ended in the re jection of Stephen Arnold, by the party called democrats. 9. Now this pleased the democracy mueh, and they shouted with a lo.il voice, saying, the traitor has fallen, and we are redeemed, llosanna Hosanna in the highest! to Bcoek inridge our king. CHAPTER 2. 1. And it so happened, that at this time, there lived two men who were Editors, and they were in a village called Bloomfield, in Davis county, in the province of Iowa. 2. And these men are called A——of the tribe of liently, from the councils of Biuflf, and Amos whose sir name is Steckle, a so journer out of the land of Pennsylvania, from a people called, dutch. 3. Now, these men A.——and Amos, are of fine parts and comely to hook upon, for they are received as high priests amongst the factiou called Douglasites. 4. Now it came to pass, after these men knew all concerning Stephen A IT old, that they waxed very warm, and talked with a loud voice, through a little paper called Clarion, saying, this maD Stephen Arnold is the true Messiah. Wo. unto all that re ject this man. 5. And their cry waxed long and loud, until all the followers of Stephen Arnold camo together, from oat their tents in the village called Bloomlield, and they numbered some five and forty. 6. Now among this number, were Cyrus, of the house of Bussy, General of the force? Daniel of the tribe of Tisdale, a dealer in dry goods James of the tribe of Phillips, who is a pedlar of pills among this faction James the son of Absolem, a great orator and a mighty disputant. 7. Now these men are well used to a war of words, and filled with a fluid called gass. 8. And these men addressed the meeting with much effort, and did acquit themselves with great credit, in the eyes of the five and forty, insomuch that they rejoicod with ex ceeding great joy. 9. And Daniel of the tribe of Tisdale, spake in this wise, saying, brethren of the camp of Stephen Arnold, there has boen a great split in our ranks, but fear not my brethren, for inasmuch as we were one split, now arc two, and, be it known boethren, two splits are better than one. 10. Now this wise saying of Daniel, raised the drooping spirits of those five and forty, and they shouted with a great shout, for those splits spoken of by( Daniel the prophet, of the tribe of Tisdale, dealer in dry goods. CHAPTER 3. 1. And it came to pass after theae things Republicans assembled themselves together, on a certain day, in the village of Bloomfield. 2. And they formed a large procession, insomuch that the factions for Stephon Ar nold, turned very pale, and did tremble with great fear. 8. Now these men numbered in all, six teen hundred, and it was a goodly sight to look upon, being true men of soond princi ples, and lovers of liberty. 4. Present on this occasion, was Col. Warren, of a city which lieth on the river Mississippi, called Burlington. 5. And when the multitude had taken their seats, the Colonel addressed them with great power, and in language rich, and beau tiful, telling the Democracy (that stood out against tho walls of the buildings, round about,) of their many sins, and long rebell ion agsinst their country, and how they had forsaken the ancient land marks, that their fathers had given them for an inheritance, and like a certain Samuel, gone to the devil. ft. Then Wilson of Fairfield, a city which lieth by the way as thou goefch to Burlington, appeared before them, and spake as one having knowledge, and so hard were his a^aiast support Abraham Lincoln, was largo and ... spirited. Many participated who would have that Amos grew exceedingly wroth, and voted for Hell "and Everett, had they been much excited. squarely supported, with a reasonable pros-j 7, Ami after the people had fled, every pect of MKvess, but who reyolt at the idea he i^r^i^rtatyflferM-w.... ...p^ii^iilaiigipi lhad taken place, that the people called Black beautiful flowers to herself. He had a frank Stephen Arnold the traitor, man (0 own of beinz drawn after the car of the head .. breaker\f the Missouri Compromise, and teut A tuos spoke through Olarton, saying with many big words. 411 unlrut,K 8. And he said further, and "the number- OLD SERIES, VOL. 13.N0.90 TEllM!*-*1,30. in UVHIICI. ed of the wag nis from out the village were four and ten tilled with small boys an women." And that our "Fathers took in many slave states after the adoption of the consti tution, and that Abraham the Father of a great people voted on questions in Congress," that never came up while he was there. It). Now all these sayings caused many people to s ty, "of a truth this man is given over to hardness of heart, and is attempting tp deceive the people by falsehoods, ancl slanderous reports." 11. Now this isoountod very little for one that makes pretensions to manliness, inso much that many think ho should be driven from the camp, even the camp of the hard ened Douglasites. 12. Now many people look daily for a pillar of salt to be standing out on the high way, bccause of this man's relationship to Lo'. s wife. 13. Now these are the chief acts of the followers of Stephen Arnold, in the village called Bloomfield, in the oounty of Davis, in the province of Iowa, up to the 16th day of the seventh month of the year one thou* sand eight hundred and sixty. SOLOXOX, TO BE CONTINUED. The Beggar Boy. •Get away with you, you dirty litUe bog. gar-boy. I'd like to know what right yon have to look over the fence at our flowers.1 The speaker was a little boy not moro than eleven years old, though people called i\ handsome, his face looked very disagreeable just then. He stood in a beautiful garden, just in the suburbs of the city and it was ir June, and the tulips were opening themsel ves to the sunshine. Oh! it was a £reat( joy to look at them as they bowed graceful ly to the light, w»th their necks of crimson, of yellow, and carnation. The beds flnnke«i on either side of the path that curve\ around a small arbor, where the young grape clusters that lay hidden among the largo, leaves wrote a beautiful prophecy for tbeau-. tumn. A white paling ran in front of the garden and over this the little beggar-boy, so rudely addressed, was leaning. lie was very thin, very dirty, and very ragg.-d. I am afraid you would have turned away in disgust from, so repulsive a spectacle and yet God anrt the angles loved him He was looking, with all his soul in his eyes, on the beautiful blossoms as they swayed to and fro in the summer wind, and his heart softened while he leaned his arinorv the fence-railing, and forgot evetything ia that long absorbed gaze. Ah! it was seldom the beggar-boy saw any that was either verj good or beautiful, and it was sad his dreaui should have such a rude awakening. The blood rushed up to his face, and a glance full of evil and defiance rushed into, his yes. B-.it before the boy could retort, a little girl sprang out of the arbor and looked eagerly from one child to the other. She was very fair, with soft, hajtel eyes, ovcr which drooped long, shining lashes. Rich curls hung over her almost bare white shoul ders, and her lips were the color of the critn-. son tulip-blossom. How could you speak so cross to the boy, Hinton she asked, with a tone of sad re proach quiverin through the sweetness of her voice 'I'm sure it doesn't do us anv harm to have him look at the (lowers if he likes.' 'Well, Helen,1 urged her brother, slightly molilied and ashamed, '1 don't like to have beggars gaping over the fence it looks so low.' 'Now, that's a notion of yours, Hinton.— I'm sure, if the flowers can do anybody any good, we oug'ot to be very glad. Little boy,' and the child turned to the beggar, and ad dressed him as corteously as though he had been a prince. I'll pick you some of the tu ilps if you'll wait a moment.' 'Helen, I do believe you are the funniest girl that ever lived ejeculated the child's brother as he turned awav, and with a low whistle sauntered down the path, feeling very uncomfortable for her conduct was a stron ger reprof to him than any words could have been. Helen plucked one of each specimen of tulips and there was a great variety of'hein —and gave them to the little child. His faca brightened as he received lliem and thanked: her. Oh* the little girl had dropped a 'pearl of great price' into the black, turbid billows of the boy's life, and the after years would bring it up fair and beautiful again Twelve years had passed. The little bhie-. eyed girl had grown into a tall, graceful wo man. One bright June afternoon she walk ed with her husband through the garden, for she was on a visit to her parents. The place was little changed, and the tulips had opened their lips of crimson and gold to tho sunshine just as they had twelve years be fore. Suddenly they observed a young man in workman's blue over-alls, leaning ovcr the fence, his eyes following eagerly from tho pleasant countenance, and there was some thing in the manner that interested the gen tleman and lady, 'Look here, Edward,' said she, I'll pluck some of the flowers. It always does mo good to see people admiring them.' And then releasing her husband's arm, she ap proached the pali lg saying—and the smile around her lips was very much like the old, child one— 'Are you fond of flowers, sir It will give me great pleasure to gather you some.' The younz workman looked a moment very earnestly into the fair, sweet faee. 'Twelve years ago this very month,' he said, in a voice deep, and yet tremulous with feeling, 'I stood here, leaning on this railing^ a dirty, ragged little boy, and you a*ked nio this very question. Twelve years ago you. placed the flowers :.n I mv hand and they uiada, me a new boy ay. and they made a man of me, too. Your face has Wen a lijrht, ma'am all along the dark hours of my life, and this day that little beggar boy can stand on the old place and say to you, though he's an humble and hard-working man yet, thank God, he's an honest one.' Tear-drops trembled like the morning dew on the shining lahes of the lady as she turned to her husband, who had joined her and listened in absorbed astonishment W tbe workman's word's. 'God,' said *he. 'put it in my child heart to do tliat deed of kindness, and see how very great is the reward he has given ou\' Aiul the setting sun poured a flood (it rich, purple light over the group tliat stoo£ there over the workman in his blue over alls over th' lady with the zoldin hair and ovei the proud lookinz gentleman at her side. Altogether it was a picture for a painter, the. angels who looked down from heaven sav( something more than a picture there. The Bangor (Maine) Union raises Brec)mrid#0 *wi Sag. 1 tfc*.

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