Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, August 16, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated August 16, 1860 Page 1
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NEW ft* 8ERIES, VOL. 0 NO.31 1 J. W. \GltHIS, Proprietor. (0ttumlua Conrirr. 18 PUni-I8IIKI) EVERY THURSDAY IN ^»TJ^E,OTT'S BLOCZ, (THIKD FI,OOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., TOW A, By J. W. dc O. P. IVORUIfl- E 8 S INVAHIAHIA' IN ADVANCE One copy, p#ryww #1,50 Fourcoplea 5,00. Ten 13,00. Twenty" 24,00. ^Persons wishing to subacrihc ir a less time tlmnone •limes uiilo:?s tlioy uv acctnnjmnlnl w if Ji money. THE TIOS(}L ITO IST ^T. This parody on the most parodied of all things ever parodied, the "Rurial of Sir John Moore," though ex hibited In print before. Is quite appropriate Not a sound was heard but a terrible M*»:' As around the chamber we hurried, In search of the mospulto whose trumpetliiV 3rum Our delectable slumbers had worried. We sought It darkly, at the dead of night, Our coverlet carefully turning, Ry the struKgliup moonbeam's misty light, And the candle dimly buruing. No useless garments confined our breart. But In simple night dress and slippers We wandered nbout like spirits distressed, Or the sails of piratical skippers. Hhort and few were the words we let fall, Lest the sound should disturb the mosquito, Rut we steadfastly gazed on the whitewashed wall, And thought how we had been bit, oh Dot half an hour seemed to clapsod Ere we met with the wretch that had turn, And raising our boots, gave some terrible alaps, And m'lde the mosquito A quietus. Quickly and gladly we turned from the dead, And left, hiin all smashed and gory And blew out the candle and popped into bed. Determined to tell ycu the story. [From the l'iiiiadelphia North American.] Tim tlmrnrter of ||raham Lincoln. "TTic writer of the subjoined letter is a na llte of Pennsylvania—a gentleman ofclasical cdhication, extensive legal attainments, and of the most scrupulous integrity of character. He is now one of the first lawyers of his age III Illinois—has been the associate of .Mr. Lin CQln in many important cases tried in ihe higher courts of that State, and not only knows him well, but is competent to accurate ly measure his abilities. What he says of hfrr. may therefore IK? relied on as the opinion of an intelligent, honest, truthful man. lie is of the old lino Henry Clay Whig school of polit ic.s. iThe letter was written with no expectation fl|t it would IKJ given to the public but as its publication may be of service, I hand it to you, with the request that you will allow it a place in your columns. I). B. M. PKOHIA, July 19, lSCO. MY DEAR SIR— ton «.y opinion of the character, talants and qimlifi tion of Abraham Lincoln for the great oflice to which he stands nominated by the Repub lican party and assuming, from my locality and professional engagements, iliat 1 Imve had fair opportunities for framing an opinion on these points, you are pleased to signify your confidence in such judgment as I may be prepared to express respecting them.— Thanking you for this confidence, I take pleasure in giving you my views, for what ever they may be worth, premising, however, ffeat my time nor limits will probably enable to satisfy myself or do justice to hiin in their •agression. As a summary of what I have to say, re p*rk unhesitatingly, that 1 believe Mr Lin coln to be just the man for the place for which he is named, and for the times. In regard to character, I deem him entirely un exceptionable. The sobriquet, Honest Old Alxi, which has been given him, is no un meaning appellation. It has leen honestly won. A mnn more thoroughly above suspi cion in this respect. I suppose, cannot be found in any walk ofiif public or private. Akin to this, if not indeed a necessary con qpmitant, is his no less proverbial candor sod truthful/ieu. This lias ever leen a Mtrked feature in his character and inter course, and strikingly illustrates the liberal Mid magnanimous spirit of the man. It may Mhink, be safely said that Mr. Lincoln has l)0t been known in any public discussion, political or otherwise, designedly to utter an untruth, or misrepresent the position of an adversary and I am not aware that any thing different can be said of him in any ^lorc private relation. Add to this, that ho among the most cautious of men in ex pressing himself upon any subject, with ftfhich he lias not fir it made himself well ac quainted but when be is satisfied, no man in bolder or firmer in the expression of and i *lhe rence to his opinions. I need only say I llrther, on the score of character, that so far Mi I knew, or have ever heard, Mr. Lincoln H, as to morals, in all respects, an cxampary Not only is he not chargable with of the grosser moral delinquencies, but $ believe the whole course of his life to be ^tore than ordinarily free from an}* stain of ffceo impurity, or dishonor. And that for thioh I think the public thanks are especially je is the undoubted fact that, in all his pooches and other teachings, no utterance of lite can be found that is not, in its bear ings, distinctly on the side of humanity and Kirtu And this my advisedly, notwith. Having occupied so much space on this head, I have but litt'e rK)m for remark on the oth'^r topics embraced in your inquiry.— is even hem, ns yet. appreciated as he (loser- ve.s to be, and as he most certainly will be ^'s '"rom at no distant day, (counting, as I do, his w questioned—if these constitute fitness for the Presidential office, then, in my judgment, Mr. Lincoln will fill it with dignity and honor n hmicplf. nrvl and .«st?'*GtCtipP to the oountry, and to the irfwle country. ijtanding that—especially at a somewhat car- i addressing the man who shx»k his tier period and illustrated which some fastidiou ception but in reference to which it is safe to say, that those who have done so were keener in sccnting out the supposed indelica cy of the allusion tha i in perceiving the point, power and felicity of the illustration. Ono thing more I ought to remark here. Mr. Lincold believes that the same morality which ought to govern individual men in private life, should equally control nations in their intercourse with each other and thc action of political parties and if elected Prosi dent, neither Ostend manifestoes, filibuster- ^jinn0Rt«, which last year cast but ten Be ing schemes, mere partisan chicand, nor ofH- ,Hl\,liean votes, is now sure go for Lincoln rial corruption^ will find any fi»T«r wttifc 4»s land Hamlin. Gismans u» that region Administration. 1 Very truly, your friend, J. K. C. A DOUGLA§ I'OW.WOW. Democratic EJeci'ncy-'tta*' Har* rist^loa Loo c. 1 election as sure) by all W!K ore capable of whosc'experience unableshim to write intcl disccrning and appreciating true merit. While 1 possessing undoubledly the consciousness of, ^rom of hying bare at a sipglo Stroke the talents, then may Mr. Lincoln take rank, so for as I can judge, among the leading intel fbcts of the day. But what need to elaborate this point, when we have before as the eommonding fact, that without early education, without patronngc, or any accident ofbii th, or fortune, Or art of the trickster or demagogue—but in •imple trust to his native energies, and a te nacious adherence to principle throughout his I s i A And, lastly, as to his qualifications for the Presidency—these may, in good measure, be inferred from what has already said. To the qualities thus accorded to him may be added a thorough comprjhensiun of the nature, history, and workings of our institutions, and the politics, past and present, of the country, with no mean acquisitions of gene ral knowledge a courage, moral and physi cal, and firmness of purpose, which those who know him best most readily accord to him, coupled with a conciliating spirit and a just regard for the rights of individual —,xt States, singularly refined ami characteristic .L.-JL ,4 iU „4 be .folsc position of an advemij-, liowerer artful-1 A latl v in a noijiliborinic city, desirous ly cloaked, are indications of ability nnd .vPertaining when her husband would return i EAHI.VII.I.E, LNSalle Co., Ill's. Gust Harrington said "his mother" was a saint on earth" (not in heaven) and had sent him all t!f-» way front Geneva to blow for Douglas and blow he weald, until he blowed his last breath, for in Douglas he lived, moved and had his being. [I do not pretend to give his exact words, but the sub stance of what he That the Republi cans mobbed Douglas in Chicago, ana pot down freedom of speece. .1 1 'oiec.—"How is it dowr Sonth Oust.—"None of your business, you nigger thief. Where is down South anv V The fifteen slave States V better treatment. We have had to pass man when he made Illinois pay her debts, and saved her from repudiation (Another shake of the head by the man in the audience. "Shake thru iufern: head of yours, you infernal nijrger thief. [Gust paused to tike breath.] Ladies and gentleman, that will steal anything he can get his hands "his mamma sent him," concluded from his condition of mind, that "she didn know he was out." Can't the good people of Texas will go for lkeckiin HlgtY biit ha, T,IF. CHASOE.—It is said that Pine county, are now, to a man.fbr Wncohi.' ramr'Tiirtilifiif. In respect to talent*, I doubt if Mr. Lincoln jus* published a work on the History, Thco-'notion so presfetcntly maintained by ccrtaffl r?*.an(1 Prncticc of the t'10 intendment of the Electric Telegraph Linen, an(l interestingly on the subject— 1'1C intellectual strength, he lacks entirely the! ^°"ow'n&: obtrusive effrontery which bring fome men BKKAITT DISPATCHES. into notice, and gives them sometimes an! The Despatches which pass over miscellaneous parts of the book we an Trie Despatches which pass over a tele- can to so by remittitur the amount they wlah to i cphemcnH reputation for ability, while the ?r'l line in she course of year, if collected "te so appropriated, in no case win we enter new plainness and simplicity of his style, and the I ^Kt'tfxTlwouM present a very curious and i But Knox and Meivin have proved by'exact jsoircs jn i™- to have led some to overlook the real breadth taines, of coursc renders the construction and comprehensive speed of the thoughts to »1(?cessarily as brief as possible. Most dis- scholar has demonstrated that the earth is hcofton RimI Wrth and utt-ronce.- Sch ?M''r °K "f ,nct ,vi,h another dispatch maKucf. To E a. P. ronomy xxxiv .. I ill lliC ll/l,Ulf* iUIUIKl i I. u whole course (all of which is susceptible ofj i,nvinp suggestive epistle easy proof), he has risen gradually yet surely, "When a man hnth taken snd with no back-set, from the condition of a day laborer to the proud position he now occupies Ix'fore the country and the world. 1 know that success is not always evidence of true merit, but it would be little short of a miiacle if a man of the character of Abrahatn*Lincoln should win success with out talents to justify his victory. u nhall rharg fre th-f ... style. "D. t.iM—,Xev York "Proverbs, chapt. xxii. 12. srfi-llowed The Oemccrats got up one of their orreat mass meetings in this town on Saturday last, solution of the "sell is obtainetl, *. get a view of the elephant at which, counting men, women and cluldreni numbered exactly *00 persons. There were at least one half women and children, and half of the other half were Republicans, who would persist, much to tlw discomfiture of the "unterritied," in hurrahing for Lincoln. Among the speakers were Cleo. Marsh, of your city, and "Gust" Harrington, who is not Prosecutor for the Northern District of occupying it for the space of twenty minutes. He told one particular whopper, for which you must call him to account, to wit: "that the Republicans of Chicago had been repeat edly challenged to discuss tho questions at issue, with tho Democrats,'' bat they dared not and would not do it. Was i a black law in Illinois to keep you from mar-, to. rying niggers." "If tl.s* the case," says Thayer, "yon .4 Voire.—"Douglas got that ItW passed bad better send a coppy to each of them and for the benefit of his friends charge thirty-four cents »-piece." Vlter Oust. That's a lie it was for tho benefit The New York operator did so, and I will of the Republican party. And I tell you give the result of the arrangement in the prcssible conflict, that you may howl and snort as much as you words of the President, Mr. French, from ... «i i i i hi,,..- he hns occasionally enlivened i head, "you just dry up I want to think or York operator, in the inn 'd his speeches bv anecdotes, to something else." Gust was very mad and jloar^ fastidious tastes have taken ex- extremely SOUKII, but lie c"«cd yko a very ilrab. So'Honf u, not\nth^tnnatnr no saiu 0ftjie natuc, i5 Upon rcftrcnco t. the passage indicted, the inquinn7ir1r^du'i\ ?,'t:u.,H:a mm* Teietfi •npliic Liicrnturo. Recent Luuur £iM*overie«u Messrs. Tickner & Fields, of Boston, have It fa only very recently that the empirical Pon °f ^co- B. Prcscott, super- the moon's surface, has been exploded. The jms tlia furt,r rays, 1 rors. ". i intLT^fltincf VOltlinc of correal jonrionrn i iN«in Tunc: liftVs transparent of every presentation '.loKn" and fifty picces n-erc brought into his on,p which he makes in his public speeches, seem ding on the number of wonts which it con- hus «ut if originality and suggctiveness, fertility arc not charged for,) and it is surprising -^ond. Again moonshine exerts a Deserters frci *f resource, powers of analysis, and of ex- i how much matter is often contained in this pressing in terse and simplelanma»e a great "u'»her. Among the best examples of. sihles them to absorb carlion from the car» trulh, to™"*- tome, sent him a message maMng the inqui- in the following laconic -Dispatch received. (Signed,) KATK. fo,l°^ „,7UJ.OIC advice, which, it is pveaumed, A prudent man foresoeth the cvfl and ... .. i hideth himteir but the simple pa* aro punished." RJn^ SESING rns ELBPOAST. Some years ago there was a joke passing around up- -n the different telegraph lines, wiinii niw pKi]r«il *li'«pon a fiotxi many un suspecting individuals in the following man ner BOSTON April 1,1855. "To L. E. Phant, at xomc "hotel R'Jfurd "In leaving this morning you left your trunk. What shall be done with it AOAM GOODSEIX.*' Bv pronouncing the name of the party ad- riiACTICAL JOIUKC. BY TSI.EGRAPn. Some ten years or more ago there was np the New ork and ashington on line, at the Philadelphia station, an operat... named Thayer, who besides being an adept! taming organic life. at the business, was a gentleman of culture and wit, and excedingly fond of a joke, no matter at whose expense. At the New York I terminus of the line there, upon the contrary ?, at the Philadelphia station, an operator Illinois. Meech took this occasion to rehearse steady matter-of-fact sort of a man, who his conversion to tho Democratic faith lle was no appreeiator of jokes and never prac o .rront fv/7l« nt.fl left the stand after ticed them. The President of the line was ... lion. B. 1- French for many years Clerk of the case of Solomon Hall's will occupied the people of Kansas. the House of Representatives at Washing ton, a wit, poet, and humorist, and of course he appreciated humor whenever he came across it. Thayer took it into his head one day to send a dispatch to some fietitutons name in N. York for the purpose of enjoying a laugh at the expense of the operator in New York Accordingly he composod and forwarded the following: Pmr.AREI.pniA, April 1,184(5. To Mr. Jones, New York Send me ten dollars at once, so that I om at a loss to know which one to send it Ig There an French, from A will, Don das is an horutt man." (A man whom, a few days after this affair Mr. Thay in the audience shook his head.) er received the following letter. "Shake your head, yon fool, there NEW YOKK, AprilP, lfUfi. nothing in it. Wan't Douglas an nonest I "Mr. THAYER—Sir: —A few days since you sent a despatch purporting to be from one Julia, addro^sed to Mr. Jones, New .t rt I York. The New York -"P" rat or informed you that he desired an address, as there were upward of fifty Jonses in the directory, and was at a loss to know which one of S(). who be en t0 wju,n arr|Ved, it w Gi:nc?,mlw«s the occasior k.-ep him nearer home in future, or teach i'^tie scene Mr .Jones has been to see mo and finally, all chances which Stephen him letter manners V in relation to the matter, nnd threatens to1 Douglas ,~T suo ftnij an ever, bonic acid gas of the atmosphere, and this is of!thcir dai,F work- Th°.v CCP'1 when nn^ y to which he responded that important is right when he sows his ":"7 7° iM ^'tnin him some day.-. ^t-s them to work again tho 1 hc lady immediately replied by sending ... .. other (lisnateh in the following laconic addressed, upon preferring to the nassaire r»»s sleen |. .i,. .A..., i. ^.i in the Script,urs alluded t-\ obtained the fol- m, aiiow wifo l!c The second example is the reply sent to a TlT? n8t ic,0,"i"r"' dressed quickly, and the signature slowly, a day,cannot fail to result in more wonderful think the trf:e had come tor Aiiances, on aod you the same tj,e A real in Will Can© Caroline. On* Hundred Kegroet Set Frte. to Ph,hddph,a The Philadelphia operator replied that' "the young lady didn't leave any A Voi&. Quit.—"They don't mob men down there but only you vile nigcrer thieves such tniso-1 bad already done so^ but as there were over will. rable knaves and ft wis as you don't deserve nsks him to look in the directory for it. a The New York operator replied that he aside thousand Jones' in the directory, hej get tuy clothes. I receive $12,000 and $'2,000 which the will «'gnty doctrine. Jl UA- IS words—collect 84 ants. y ^800 it 1 Some twenty o fnr th,ir despatches, but son^ Some of us, notwithstanding ho said |. tlic rcsilenco the company for damages, taking the J^ENCV ofP^yTvL\ n^TS, 'trS^"SwenTnny, and a food! 1ftheDemoo»t.w^t.« is no doubt ot Lincoln s elect oti. He ^a\ \)0(l v iult vou $ OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16,1860. Electric Telegraph.— astronomers, of the utterly lifeless waste of remarkable than the marvelous success which way this idea got prevalence was in denying the existence of an atmosphere around the 1 tf don,al of hcat in from which ilowed a multitude of er- a nn(1 ^ted^chi has measured it in e^€cts uPon whilo w'°"(hrful on English 1"» influence on plants. Light en- R« full of the moon, for the jn„„t the full of the moon, for tho plants come up a,,out t,le tl,n:: of AT HOME Aug. 12 1859. jthe th° ncw a ,ol4 ,e ti ,,u: °f tue new moon and pass their infancy undr the dark night but when FUL1 MOON COMES'T Dcirte and thus the process of growing is continued day and night, white the contrary course The gentleman to whom the despatch was is injurous to the tender plant, which requi- Iiar "IS PHILADELPHIA, July 4,18T'1. f,W0 wUh that ra^^Med!crye»rs nwny was «,eseriousof ascertaining if it would be prudr-nt for him to return. lie there- undergon great changes. Sever- bac« to him, and appeals to the other ov fore telegraphed in the following laconic a' cnt N«w York Jolv I The«5o changes indicate the existence of air i "To B. C. M—FFittaMptiia: and water. Secchi has demodstmted that! Kingdom. -f^K^ch Emperor is suppoaed to "Is every thing OK? I). T. M. the pc:?ks of the highest mountains arc cov- Ator the same policy. To which he obtained the following brief'tTOf'with snovr- rGpiy: that what used to be rc^*Schwalie, "the tor.ship until hc can effect similar revolutions plains arc «h#fcf£riod ra.v' They are from 3 to 85 miles long, and The Sardinian interest fears that in gras nHut ",000 feet broad. After a careful ex- ping at too much, Garibaldi may lose all. amination, hc found the furrows to consist Sicily annexed to Sardinia, ould re i of treecs, leafless at one season and in full main. foliage at another, for tho changes in thcir But if left in the hands of Garibaldi, there appearance are periodic. Hence another is danger that the moment Garibaldi meets proof of atmosphere and water and all the with reverse, it wil! slip back into the hands phenomena incident to the existence of these of the Bourbons, its former masters. Should elements. Garibaldi's project of Itevolutioning Ron e. The photography of the moon's surface, Naples and Venice, fail, he'wouldbc unable to now going on in tho American and European maintain a foothold in Sicily1", Should it suc obfervatories, and the spccial attention paid ceed, who can predict that he would then IKJ to the study of the lunar surface by some of, willing to transfer his conquests to Sardinia the most distinguished astronomers of the or that other European Powers might not discoveries than those wo have just noticed. gresses, and a general remoticiing of things We liavo no doubt, the mass of matter of to suit themselves? which tho moon is made, will be found to be The question, therefore, remains both an of the same charaacter as that of the earth interesting and a puzzling one. What will and subject to similar laws of existence, and he do with it sus: will be found cspabto of The Iredell (N. C.) Express states that a™1 Superior Court of that County eight days, and was finally compromised after tho jury ^er 'n ty to his only child (a daughter), who after i wards married Mr. Neclev against his wish. ^e code of Kansas and Douglas was i whereupon he made another will, leaving his i only Northern Senator that had the boldness negroes free and leaving most of his proper-1 ghe t0 hcr own lawvcr' Tho orator at New ork^ proposition was accepted.- «*», maizes their obligation of gratitude Kddn to(xi ninc and „.said tho 1 I The negroes will I sent to Liberia. The ju-1 to support Douglas now, and it is rallying the verdict if it had been against Irrepressible the following of its effects ]lllvo iaushed at it as heartily as prcssible conflict broken in Hull blast, much Con- flirt. Wh*t say the Democracy now Will icy give in and admit the existence of "an irre-, It has stirred the politicians of tho late them it was designed for. You replied that1 sing and enduring forces," which for bitter- each other, is a wanton and unprovoked in that case he must send a copy to every nesc an(}exasperation one of them ami charge upon each, and the ^tory of the country. misernble frittering away of what was de mnown^o^lus irrctr5cva)ly residence of an elderly merchant antagonistic factions, each claiming to poe- j't is done for no otlwr purpose than to annoy "ing away from homo, 8rtsg t,mt whioh had better not try it sooner than Mr. Seward or Mr. Lincoln pre- friends nev«r ask If yon want to keep any of thom to do you service. If you want to avoid drmpinc Always koepyowr head abawi wat#. *In** TO* Italian history is fall of startling events and sen in changes. But it has none more crowned the apparently desperate enter of Garibu crown of Naples. pri,0 of moon, a state of things that would of neccs-, Every arrival brings confirmation of the sity cxclude the existence of water and strength of his position. He went there sl game hfe from our satelite. This theory jrao,t 'unar pointed Arm v Without money, and has now miu„~ rofeir_ tr„ pedi hauIod tlovrn the Kjng.g fl anJ hobteJ sleep at night, ex- that of the revolution. the moonlight wakes them up, Qna success stimulates another. The So the fanner capture of Palermo is to be followed b? the Just *ef°rc siege of Messina. The Revolutionists will not rc,t tffl nT (-,f gj^ an after such evidences as It has split the Democratic party irrevoca bly in twain. It has nominated Mr. Douglas as the Democratic candidate North, and Mr. Breckinridge as the Democratic candidate South. Democratic party to "a war of oppo- tliat tho abominable fashion of ladies kissing "What will lie do with U TJie Growth off the Slave Trade. Garibaldi in wresting Sicily from the without, men and has now a well ap- r„nniUr voluntec-rs, ar.d nine thousand enrolled them th»n with n a nine -lav f,»r nnnw,- y 1 )f JimiiCTX „-cvki RPCTUjts 1 on]y from they have made the 'Revolution- y Government permanent and control- sets them to work, But while matters go on thus swimmingly in the present, dark clouds hang over the futuro. Tho Island can achieve indepen- lenee rauch casicr than retain it Th g. lans doubt if they have the power, or if The Sadomny that the moon MhopOwj the power. the wfeh to form their and li:iv? I'ro-1 cjn^no^t into n lUsiinot Government The by a earful comparison it? jerson in a Distant city, who, having com-, of the present appearance of the moon's sur- The King of Naples seems to hope that ago'some time, in some* way, it will be' given ^hc minor crutens have assumed dilfer-' ernmonts to bring ab'Uit that result. shapes. Xhe King of Sardinia thinks it should imtne,.iatclv mcs 0f la Rive has ^"barren Garibaldi himself want to retain the T)icta- the sun's in Naples and perhaps rome and Venice.— Sustains the discovery of De la Rive. This he sees he could do more effcctually He turned his investigations to the sinuous while he is invested with supreme authority, farrows or wrinkles, numbering 100 or more, than after being reduced to his former po thc nature of which had not even been gues- sition of a general in Victor Emanuel's At sed at. i v annexed to all Northern w n The Border BuHians for Doug I Eas. North Missouri was the home and head quarters of the Border ruffians who invaded Kansas and in millitary array, with drums 1 mating and colors fixing, took possession of the polls tlccted a pfo-^vory Legislature for the That Legislature found i" Douglas its strongest advocate and defen- ,(:!cna^0 had retired. Mr. Hall had made a will leav-1 States. It was he that proclaimed that the or ty to them. The suit was to set aside the! statute. Tho Border Ruffian* are under «b last will. An hour after the case had gone Unions to Douclaa, tor he defended their the jury, Mr. Neeley's counsel proposed to practical application of his squatter sovor- gave her, the estate to pay the Court costs' The Missouri TirpMican which was the Chamoer of the ing one bmutrvd negroes and other *1 the inlmou, Pr«l«"to to leave but the lio^aid: the ^1C harbaritj to juM.if that in amous great organ and advocate of Border ruffian- "three for tho will its forces with great enera- in benali ofhun. wonld have set The Douglas strength is overwhelming iniall ... Kn«n umiinKt th» that section of the State, wehre the Border Ruffians wcre so rampant And thc men, who, under the promptings of Douglas and the Missouri Republican, mobbed print ing offices and lynched Methodist preachers in Missouri and perpetrated an armed inva- Kansas, arc now found under the prompters, shouting for non-interven- tion and the Constitution with the Dred Scott irterprctation. Missouri ought to go for Douglas, and, if it fails to do so, there is no use talking of any other State in tho Union going for thc Little Giant. Ajtrsirn—WASTTNO SWEKTSKSS—A late writer on kissing very properly remarks. is unexampled ia tfeecruelty a sheer waste of Heaven's gift- a destroyed the vaunted signal for better purposes. It is absolutely then4 was ono "nationality"' of the u*ty, and left it in two: wicked, and ninety-nine cases in a hundred, belong to neither. and make wretch the poor things who tifofTv^ And finally, it has destroyed, utterally stand with their hats in their hands, and A. dare not so much as open thcir watering er jtossessod, of attaining thc Pros- for fear of slobbering their bosoms. The Memorial Bordehis says, that near St. Sevier, there lives an old soldier, with a a ann, a glass eye, a complete teethnoso they will find it.— plate replacing part of his skull. Ho was a nvmA 1 i number, is I3,000,*which Is a falling off is in trophios. nnfniior. IS nUllU is k miiinr of silver, covered soldier under NapoWn, and these are his He must IK» a splendid specimen t1-1 archit.—t'.ire. vnpo Three wrecking Schooners came into the harbor of Nassau last week, with three hun dred and sixty negroes on board, whom they had resreod from the wreck of a Slaver ashore r.,that fl ck to him not cver-. village through which ho marcj,eR but from n„rt "f th ««. and by e'ver,- vessel thai comes from Genoa'. from the King's Army arc contin ually coming over. In one instance, recent ly, a Royal steamer, well manned and equip- of Crime% like the above, finds ,ts way into Twe.ity-sjx Slavers arc knoun to have landed their cargoes successfully, on the Cu ban coast, within the game period. How many have landed on the coast of our States, and eluded detection, can only be conjectured from the Rnouncements that appear every now and then in our Southern papers, "na tive Africans" sold at auction, or driven in gangs towards the inte»*jor. These vessel-t are said to !e prindipallv htted out, not in remote and obscure corners, but boldly in our chief seaport. The City of New York, right under eyes and ears of en All these tricks aro ingenious, but the fact that they have been discovered, shows that official vigilance need not necessarily be baf fled by them. It is the disposition, not the power, that is lacking on the part of Govern ment officials. No other unlawful trade could be carried on with any such impunity. That lynx-eyed watchfulness which rarely allows even a contraband box of jewelry, or case of liquor, to slip through without seizure, might surely find out and stop a traffic so much more notorious and barefaced, and so much easier to watch and detect—Albany JmmaL TITS DAKOWR or TOTE Uinos.—Judge Orr, who is stumping Missouri as an opposition candidate for governor, ridicnlos the idea of danarer to the Union from the success of tho Republicans, and tells the following story to illustrate the assinine character of such threats: "The people are beginning to know them as well as the lion knew the donky, with whom he was traveling. The pair becoming hungry, the donkey proposed that they should turn aside to a cornfield. They did on the reefs. Thny were the survivors of a their words. i The Romans put a kind or dt cargoof four hundred, forty having ,„cd the Slaver s hold from starvafon and the lSro|,io u Aoonp:tl,e poor ,Tctc,.e» were fifty women and many childred. How often have we been told, within twe years, that projects for reviving the Slave Trade were mere chimeras that need excite no apprehension. Yet harJly a week passes but some "^irUing chapter in the annals rtr I to mean the West India island of that name, and then go straight to the other St. Thomas, a slave trading station at the mouth of the Congo River. To avoid tetoction by the quantity of stores and water they have on boaru, they distribute among six or seven vessels, supplies for one so that when any one is overhauled and searched, she may have nothing suspicious. Then nil coming together at the rendezvous, they put the Stores on board one, which takes in her ne groes and i.i off. havin„ fen5to1 on its con. What am I to do? I cannot eat corn. "True," said the donky, "but if you lie the bush, here, I will go into the thicket yonder, and fri rhten the deer with a bray, so that vou can catch one when they attempt to escape." The lion agreed and jackass go ing into the thickct, brayed so terribly that all thc deer in it came running out. The lion seized one, and made a meal of Ihe prey On coming back the donkey with much conceit asked. Didn't I scare them?"— "Yes," replied the lion "and you would have scared me too, if 1 hadn't known who you were!" Just so we might bo frighten ed by the predictions of danger to our insti tutions by the Democrats, if we did not know oxactly what value to set «pr n them." Mr. Cabell, formerly a member of Con gress from Florida, made a speech to a Douglas meeting in St Louis a few even ings since, and said the reason why he was in favor of tho Non-intervention doctrine, was because he knew It would be impossi ble to get a Slave Code from Com^res.-., and hc was for taking the next best thing for the interests of Slavery that he could get!— That's rather frank, isn't it Exchange paper. It is reasonable to presume that a mem ber of Congress possesses considerable abil ity and understands the interests of the sec tion of country he represents. This is con ceded to Mr. Cabell, and his honest and frank admission speaks volumes. He and his peo ple would prefer a Slave Code, but realizing The fact of Mr. Cabell casting anchor by this principle is omitMMt. It causa* think I ing men to reflect. Posnwas.—In are Indian meal. HihWfclim nwii OLD SERIES, VOL. 12,NO.3* lTCllll!i«S],50,iu Adrancr. Pn iK'fiin lion. The points now used in punctuation were introduced into itntin? gradually, some time after the invention of printing. The Creeks had none, and there was no space between lWm i:iu,_pu|,licM. Aw.ans v hc enJ of tenth on| „,e ^0(| f„,„ M,, had leen introduced. ^TiV latter came into use latest, and was only a perpen- dicul-ir figure or line proportionate to the sizo of tno letter. To Aldus Manutius, an eminent printer in 11,0, we are indebted for the s«nicolns,iand of print The Piratical Trade is carried on not observed in regard to their use. The note* only briskly, but also with impunity. It may be doubted whether it has ever been more extensive than it is at this day. During a year and a half, the British cruisers havt captured nine Slavers. Tne United States cruisers, in the same time, have captured twelve. Six thonsand negroes were found on board these vessels. When it is remem bered that for every Slaver enptured, at least five escape, some estimate may be formed of the extent of this nefarious Trafic. Yet we are gravely told that there is no danger of a revival of the Slave Trade also" for the present form the comma. He also laid down rules now ofinterrigation and exclamation were not ad ded till some years later, nnd it is not known by whom. Inverted commas werr first used by Monsieur Aillcmont, a French prin ter, and were intended by him to supersodo the use of Italic letters, and the French prlh ters call them by that name. But they have lately been ur.ed by the English printers to denote quoted itter. In a London book* The Art of English Poitry, printed in !89f, it appears that the present mode of dertfr* ting quoted matter is thereto denoted hv lw ing set in Tlxlir, It is not known by whnjjn the apostrophe and dash were invented.- n* Printer. VIoairy Clay v» Dougltti. Henry Clay, living, was execrated by the Democratic par'y. His reputation was hlaffe ened all over by Locofo slander. He was hunted down to the grave by the blood hounds of the Democracy.. The ferocity with which he was pursued, for a quarter of a cen tury, by the intnti'rant and unscrupuloii® zeaiots of tne Democratic faith, has nevip n army of Govern nent Officers in the Revenue, a..*-v ,. A Naval, Military, Civil poured out on his memory, cascades anl «a.iaiiiro:h! 'cataract and his great political act.^ ai* Various devices are resorted to to evade brought up in review before this generation detection. Vessels sail under false papers, prove that the sentiments which he enter and on pretended trips. They clear for "St. trained were identical with those of modern Thomas," understood at the Custom-llouse Democracy. Let us see how this matter e i i o n i o i s a stands. While speaking on the Compromise meas ures of IS30, the great Commoner said-— "And if, in a ty instance, the power to cany Slavery into the Territories is guaranteed 1i* the Constitution, I have been unable to per ceive it. You cannot put your fingers on that part of the Constitution which conveys the right or the power to cartjf slaves from one of the States of the Union to any Territory of the United States. Are those the doctrines of the Democratic party Are thes th sentiments of Judfft Dougl ts, as shadowed forth in his New Of leans speech? Or rather arc they not the principles of the Republican party The above remarks of Clay may bo fouad in the appendix to the Congressional Globe Vol. 22d., parted., page 1411. Gerrit Smith has written a long letter to Fred Douglass on Presidential politics* He cannot vote for Lincoln because tho repute licans admit the le rtl existence of slavery in the states, nnd he hopes to see a party organized for liberty and ,t-inperunce -r but if not, he will make up a ticket of his own and vote for it. The letter breathes a tcQO of dispair, in relation to parties and tho Ita^ puplic that indicates the unfortunately mot bid state of Mr Smith s mind As was generally exweted would be (he case-outragcous as it would scem-thc notarf* ous Judge Terry of California has been ac quitted of having murdered Senator Brads* rick. This result was attained by collusion on filer part of the counsel of both sides. Not a wit ness was examined nor a word of mockeiy. Sure said Patrick rubbing his head with da light at the prospect of a present from hi*: in employer, "I always mane to do my duty."— "I believe you ,.replied his employer, and' therefore I shall mike you a present of all you have stole of during the year 'thank ver honor replied Pat and acquaintances trate yot as liberally The Yield of Wheat- TTK Tfpton Democrat is informed tfmt the yield of wheat in Cedar county will average between 25 and 30 bushels per acre. The Iowa City Republican estimates the average yield in Johnson county at between fiften and twenty bushels per acre At Dieppe, in France a famous liriHif place,there is a police established, whose du ty it is to rescue persons from danger. The following notice was recently Issued to them :—"The bathing police are requested* when a lady is in danger of drowning, to seize her by the dress and not by the hair which oftentimes remains in their grasn.»~» Newfoundland dogs will also govern thtas selvcs accordingly. Sir David Brewster, inquiring into that thcro is no chance of getting it, ho goes in for taking tho next best thing, which un- To SWIMMERS.—A correspondent says that doubtedly is non intervention, or Squatter cramp in the legs may 1H easily and instantly Sovereignty. With it he hopes to entrap'cured, thus:—"On the moment of its sciz free territory in the same manner as New ure in thc calf of thc leg, the instep should Mexico was entrapped and this Mr. Doug- be forcibly drawn up or Hexed on the leg, las, in his speech in thc Senate last May, 1 claims was done through non-intervention. 11 have tried this, thc history of the stereoscope, finds that its fundamental principle was well known even to Euclid that it was distinctly des cribed by Galen 1,."00 years ago and that Giambatista Porta had in 159! given such a complete drawing of the two scpcratc pic tures as scon by each eye, and of the com bined picture placed letween them, that we recognize in it not only the principle, but th* construction of the stereoscope. ami the cure will he as sudden as the attack wry «ny never fails." a Canibal's eye* aft pien' paper in New, York, hot the expenses de ter* 1 them. it Georgia Sanders and Ex-t lovornor Walker of Kansas, thought of establishing a Douglas

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