Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, 4 Ekim 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated 4 Ekim 1860 Page 1
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\L l*r NEW 6ERIE8, VOL. 0, NO.W. J. W. MOHR IS, Proprietor. (Dtfuinlua (fouvirr. IS PUBLISHED EVERY TliUKSDAY I N S»"CN^:NO^'S BLOCK:, (THIRD FLOOn) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, I*y J. W. A G. P. IVORIlIS. E S INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE One copy, per year $1,50 FourcoplM" 500 *en .. 12',no'. Twenty" ?40P Fmona wishing to ftor a tpwttme than one ye»r c»n do io by remitting the amount they wMi to appropriated. In no case will we enter new Dames unless they are accompanied with money. For the Coorier, To R. H. long »lnee ire have met, and fi^MO 1* left her traces on our brows, trtt •till, I »ee thy Image, when last we met, Tbat parting, yoa may have forgot, but I, Can ne'er forget, 'tis written on my heart, "Twa» at tlie garden gate,—I little knew that that would be our last, 'twas thy own wirk Wat made It so, we might have lived a happy.llfe, Tlu said you loved me, and I believed It, Abd would hare been your wife, had you Bkt let the wine cup be, that was your only fault loved thee and doth love tliee still, we may ••happy yet, 'tis for thee to say. Jfthon An happy, then am I content, to live alon* Alar from thee, but let that wine cup be And I am tblne. JEAKXSTTB. Something Funny and Wise. We ccmmend this to all who attend State and County Fairs. If is from the Rural Aw Yorker, and was first published in that journal about a year ago, and it is now re published in the Rural, for the benefit of officers who fill vacancies in commutes. COL. MOORE Some years ago I got ac quainted with one of your contributors who edited the Wool Grower, and he used to put me in print. I must svy my vanity was flattered by seeing my name published in the paper, with some things I said, and some things I did not siy, and we've kept th papers ever since. After all, every bodv likes a little fame, and some are satisfied with a smaller amount than others. Well, I have not the editor any more to set me out, and so I have been thinking I would just try and Hce if you would not put. me in the Rural on my own hook—especially as I want to toll you all about my going to the State Fair, at Buffalo, the other day. C0XC1.PDF8 to GO. As it was not so far but what we could go with our own team, mother and I concluded W3 wnuld hitch up and have a w?'k to see ths sights and som? cousins we had not seen for a long time. Mother (that's nur wife, you know,") thought we ouch' to tale"sooiellMng ti the Fair. I told her to take a tub of her but ter, but she didn't think it was good ^nousrh, but thought I might ike some'of the stock. But I thought it would be a great bother.— However, Sam was pretty strong in tlie faith that we could beat evervbody on horse*, and wanted to take old Nance. She's a rig'it smart is that old mare jm via jr de pend. V TAKES THE MAliE. Well, we packed off Sam, for 1 wa« wdling to give the boy a holiday. It does the boys great good to attend these kind of Fairs, I beiieve, after seeing all I saw there. GOES IN. WV got safely to town on Monday ni-^lit, and Tuesday I went up to the Fair Grounds to see what was going on. I got in an 1 hunted up Sim, and found he'd got the mare entered, and had got his card on her head, and a pood stall, and all things comfortable. The animal arrangements were first, rate e^n erally, and during all the time of the Fair the supply of fodder was good. I think that Maj. Pa'rick, who was everybody in man aging things, a trump sort of a man. HEARS SOMETITIJCO. All waa standing up near the business '6 in the crowd, I heard a couple of m°n ta'king about premiums. One said to the other: "Arc you an exhibitor "Yes." "So am I, and we'd better look to the com mittees." "Why sof" "You see the committer never affftffl, and if you are on hand at the big tent when they are called, it's easy to slip in a friend, which is a very nice thing sometimes." "Well, I am showing n patent fr making cowcumbers, and if vou can get the premium it will make my fortune." "And I am showing: a new kind of bob tailed hens, and a premium won't set me back." "Well, you get m? on vouf committee, and I will name you for mine." "All right. Go in to win when you can." Thinks [, perhaps if that's the way the thing leans, I may as well take care of my self as any one elso. Evervbody for himself seems to be be the rule on these occasions. So off streaked to tho cattle pens, to find Smith, who is my neighbor, you know.— Smith is in the patent bull line. [Mr. P. here evidently means "improved."] Says "Smith, you're showing bulls, and I'm showing old'Nance, and I guess if merit counts we can win. And that's the talk here on paper." Then Hold him what I'd heard about the committee. "Is that so?" "Exactly." "Well, I think old Nance it the best mare in the yard." "And you Itave got the best hull upon the ground." Then I told him that we must be up at tho tent in tuna. Well, sure enough, when the committees were made up, I was on Smith's bull com mittee, and he was on the mare committee. THE COMMITTEE GOES OCT. The head man took the book as had th1* things in it, and we were all introduced to each other, and went down to look at tho hulls. We were on the red bulls. So we went along and looked at them, and I didn't say much till we came to Smith's bull, and I looked at him pretty carefully, pulled his tail, punched my finders into his ribs, and went through the motions, as I had seen tho others. Says I, "Thar's a bull that looks like it." Smith ha combed him all over with a fine-toothed comb, and brushed hini with a hair-brash, and he did look slick, for ho was just as fat as a bog. And from all I saw, I think fat at fairs, like what the law yer said about charity, covers a multitude of sins. GETS TIIE IIORXS rOKED AT 111*. Just as I said that, the fellow who had a Ital! in the next stall comes up to me pretty fierce, and savs he "What do yor know about bnlls?" "Well," says I, "I think I know what they are used for in my section." "Mav be," says he, "vou are on the com- ••I ha** that hotter," says t- "But," says he, "that bull hain't got any pedigree." "Well," says T, "he had a father a"d moth er, hadn't he "Oh, yes—but then nobody knows who they were." "Will, then nobody knows but they were just as likely ns your bull's parents." LV-"'Sirn |0t S Skim-nnlk, by Thun lor &c., and he snow- ed a strina: of names as long as your arm "Will," says I to the committee, "are wc to judge the pedigree or the animal V" And they said, "the animal of course." "Then," said I to the fellow, "will your bull g*t better stock than this?" "Of cuirse he will," says he, "for he's got a pedigree, and thatbu'l hain't." "Well." says T, "your bull has got some body to brag for him, and the other hasn't, that's certain. And that sort o' knocked I SMITH'S BULL WINS. When we got through and looked at our marks, the other t.vo had Smith's bull sec ond. I had him first. So we talked itovr, and finally, as they did not car much about it, they altered the figures, and gave Smith the first premium, which I think was right. AND THE OLD MAKE. Smith had a great time over old Nance.— ,. J... talk, and thev soon pot into a ouarrel, and then they appealed to Smith, and he kinder You see we got our premiums, but you don't see, perhaps, Colonel, as wellas I do, that it wants something more than merit to be sure of winning. RETSIRREVKBEXT. The Stat1 of Nev York is a g^eat Siate— the biggest in the Union —and the New York State Agricultural Society is a great institu tion, hut if there 11 in't some of the all-firedest big humbugs crawling around its Annual Fair, then I'm a tea-pot. COSCLCDES. I want to tell you a heap more, but IV us^d so much paper, I f,*ar you won't hare patience to print my letter. The "Democracy" is national. is lbs same in Maine and Massachusetts that it is i in Virginia and South Carolina.-^. Ar- ffv* m,,st f,h°W It turned out that each of theother two com-1 ""demanding, I re-statcd it to the crowd, mittee men bad friends whose in-ires were to Now, I wwh Mr. D. to face the music, and l»e judged, and they pretty soon picked out either examine the history of that transac ting favorites. So he kept still and let them that Afncan We rejoice in our candidates as notional —in our principles as national—the same ev erywhere.—Senator Bright. Make the laboring man the slave of one man instead of the slave of society, and he would be better off. Two hundred years of Liberty have made white laborers a pauper banditti. 1 SICA COMFORT THAN FREE over, «tir%' ewmttf.—Senator Be Slavery exists in Kansas under 'the Con stitution.—James Buchanan. away day." 44 Weil, mother, would I stand any belter chance of getting it then, should I eaftH 0{p now f" Virginia'* Deed off Cession. MR. EDITOB:— "But, sir, look at my bull's pMli rec. There jn the deed of cession of the North West irTrM 1S!lirt Since that meeting, I have met Mr. Dog gett in Town, and requested him to go with me cxan",,e sa'^ him. "But," says I, "I've known people he had not time, and undertook to g?t out of who felt grand over their pedigree, ami I've his corner by denying that ho said anything seen a heap of people who couldn't go fur-1 ay)0ut t»,c ther back tl an their father and mother that ... ,, banged them all to pieces for smartness.- solutions passed by the trginia House of Handsome is that handsome does," says I, Delegates, which said resolutions, I under "nnd. as the hymn-book says, 'a man's a take to say, can never be found an! even if man for a that. Pedigree go t^ grass I go faUnd, would have nothing more to do with in for the animal." tion, e ,r^'cr sided with on?, hut thought old Nanre the "ill yau be so kind as to publish the Deed best mare, and finally, keep the other of Cession, incinnect:on\vi:hthHstatement, from getting first, they" sided with him, and (hat those persons, whom he might have in he went in for both of theirs. Smith says !fl 1 ,t- ,1 fluence enough over to delude, may see for he saw some queer things on that committee, i Yours to command, JOHN PI.ownAN»L*. ?iew«Light Democracy* ©10 "Democracy" is the same every where and the success of the same measures, in all sections.—\Wanh. Union. The Democrats of the South in the pres ent canvass cannot rely on the old ground of defence and excuse for Slavery, for they seek not merely to Maintain it where it is, hut to extend it into regions where it is un known.—[Richmond Enquirer. seeks the ascendency of the same principles joyed by us, fjr these were rights conferred by men, and not natural rights given by the Creator. IFOiM^kln cDttimuna At a meeting held by myself, in Polk Township at Christ'ansburg, on Saturday the 15th inst., Mr. Silas Doggett made the assertion that there was a proviso /f1'0ut0f Territory, to the effect that said Territory 4 i* u must remain free, and stated to that crowd that he would stake his reputation upon it, and in the event that such was not shown to be the fact: and that Congress was not com pelled to exclude slavery therein, that he would recant through the paper. JlflSi*] 1 luiu iinj mm .1 vi an uvai rfeed of cession, but spok" of some A. and recant as In promised to do, or 1 u 1 .. aftcr hold llH Pcac I told him in reply, that we, as a party, and as individuals believed every word of that Declaration. That God gave every man tho right to his life, to his liberty, and to pursue happiness. That these were natural rights given by the —North, South, Eat, and West. It' vote, to sit on a jury, nor the social rights en- or i ty cf the officers shall choose, and to be afterwards divided among the said officers and soldiers in due proportion, according to the laws of Virginia. That 111 case the quan tity of good land on the Southeast Fide of the Ohio, upon the waters of the Cumber land River, and between the Green river and He siid he could not see the difference be tween natural rights and pol tieal rights,— at which stage of the proceedings I left bim alone in his glory,—a* also did the crowd! Yours, truly, D. C. MITCHELL. "Whereaa the General Assembly of Virgin ia, at their session commencing on the 20th i da-v *^ober, Nor will it avail us aught to show that the n^gro is most happy and best situated in tbe condition of slavery. If we stop there, wc weaken our cause by the very argument in e n e o a v a n e i o w e o o s e o a e rr *i i 1 form of a deed proposed to be executed.pur nev Territories human hangs suanttothe Tq a,, whn Slavery is a moral, religious, natural, and probably, in the general, a necessary institution of HO ciety.—Richmond Enquirer. Thomas eril ptatcs in the '?r* waste and unappropriated lands in western Free society is a monstrous abortion, And Country, a liberal cssion to the United Slavery the beautiful, healthy, and natural States, of a portion of their respective claims being which they are trying to adopt. for the common benefit of the Union TIIE SLAVED ARE GOVF.RNED FARI 2. And whereas this commonwealth did! BETTER THAN TIIE FREE LA RORERS on the second day of January, in the yearj OF THE NORTH. OUR SLAVES ARE one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one,! NOT ONLY BETTER OFF AS TO PHY- yield to the Congress of the United States, 1 LABORERS, RUT THEIR MORAL tittle, and claim, which the said common-1 CONDITION IS BETTER.-—RicJtmmd wealth had to the territory north-west of the Enquirer river Ohio, subject to the conditions annexed I trust that the day will come when the 1 to the said act of cession. principles of the Democracy, as understood 3. And whereas the United Stamps in Con and practiced at the South, will prevail gross assembled, have, by their net of the A gallant wag was lately sitting beside his Commonwealth, arc conceived 011 the whole beloved, and being unable to think of any-' to approach so nearly to them, as to induce thing else to say, asked her why she was like this state to^ccept thereof, in full confi a tailor. "I don't know," replied slvc with dence that Congress will, in justice to this a pouting hp, "unless it's because rasitting state for the liberal cession she hath made, beside a goose." earnestly press upon the other states claitn- "Henry you ought to be ashamed to throw 'n^ There ar? people in this world quite as, United States, or such of them as shall be much giveo to slander as a dog is to barking, assembled in Congress, and the said dele The following is an example gates, or such of them so assembled, are "Perfumery is an article that indolent hereby fully authorized and empowered for young ladies make use of to supply the place and on behalf of tlus State, by proper deeds nf clean water and soap.'* instruments in writing, under to au­ thorize their delegates in Congress to convej' to the United States in Congress assembled all the right of that commonwealth to the territory Northwestward of the river Ohio: act to authorize the delegates of this State Con„rcss to convcT t(1 the UnU,d in Con,.re?s a,semb1ed, Free society has failed, and that which is commonwealth to the territory Noithwcst not free must be substantia!.—Senator Ma ward ofthc ner «m, of Virginia. I lowing, to wit: The platform on which we have placed 1. Whereas the Congress of the United our candidates is no sectional thing. It is g^tes did, by their act of the sixth day of broad fenough to cover, the whole Union. September, in the year one thousand seven Its principles are the same in the hundred and eighty, reccommend to the sev frce »nl ia the slave States.—Abator Mm-1 OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, I860. y, otcrnmcnan equa aMocia- 1 to, anj-of the beforementioned purposes, or ished that she does not acknowledge the civ Uon Kith other men. We must go a step fur- America, send greeting: confederation or federal aliance of the said Union, having claims to for the benefit of the said States, all richt, thirteenth of September last, stipulated the terms on which they agree to accept the ces sion of this State, should the legis'ature ap prove thereof, which terms, although they do not come fully up to the propositions of this l'*at was*e Rnd ray bread like that. You may ilsome! I«»P™V equally liberal, for the common benefit and support of the Union: hands and seals, to convey, transfer, assign and make over unto the United Stat ?s in Congress assembled, for the benefit of the said States, all right, titlp, and claim, as well of soil as jurisdiction, which this com monwealth hath to the territory or tract of country within the limits of the Virginia charter, situate, lying, and being to the Northwest of the'river Ohio, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the before recited act of Congress of the 13th day of September last: that is to say', upon condi tion that the territory so ceded shall be laid out and formed into States, containing suitable extent of territory, not less than one hundred nor more than one hundred and fifty iniles square, or as near deed he replied that tlievcto olrmmstaTicos will admit: and T¥ the case than the rcsolus of any other body. His propositi n and assertions were under stood by every man at that meeting. lie said I had been talking a great deal bout what Congress had dme, and he would an swer by denying that Congress had ever done anything, for the reason above given— 1 and for fear that there might be some mis' that the States S" formed shall be distinct republican States, and admitted members of the Felcral Union having the same rights of sovereignty, freedom, and independence, as the other States. That the necessary and reasonable expen ses incurred by this State 111 sub3uing any British posts, or in maintaining forts and garrisons, and for the defence, or in acquiring any part of the territory so ceded or relin quished, shall be fu!Iy reimbursed by -the United States: and that one commissioner shall be appointed by Congress, one by this Commonwealth, and another by tho«e two commissioners, who, or a majority of them, shall be authorized and empowered to adjust and liquidate the account of the nec essary and reasonable expenses incurred by tlii-i Stat 4, rc.^rd to lt themselves. This is a small matter, to be sure, with those who are posted in regard to the history of that transaction. And, jret, small as it is, there are those who can be, and are deluded by just such perversions of the history of our country. He stated, also, that he could prove that we were in favor of negro equality, and proof referred to the Declaration of Independence embodied in our platfi rm, and said he would like to soc me get out of that. Creator, that it did n^t include the right to on the Northwest side of the Ohio, as a rna- which they shall judge to be com­ prised within the intent and meaning of the act of Congress of the tenth of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty respec t"ng such expenses. That the French and Canadian inhabitants, and other settlers of the Kaskaskies, St. Vmerr.ts, and the neigh boring villages, who have professed them selves citizens of Virginia, shall have their possessions and titles confirmed to them, and be protected in the enjoyment of their rights and liberties. That a quantity not exceeding one hundred and filty thousand acres of land, promised by this State, shall be allowed and granted to the then Colonel now General George Rogers Clarke, and to the officers nnd soldiers of his regiment, who marched wiili him when the post of Kaskas kies and St. Vincents were reduced, and to the officers and soldiers that have bee sincne incorporated into the said regiment, to be laid off in one tract, the length of which not to exceed double tho breadth, in such place, Tennessee river, which have been reserved by law for the Virginia troops upon Conti nental establisment, should, from the North and whereas the delegates of the said com- tions as have been engaged to them by the kiss them for it, too. monwealth have presented to Congress the of Virginia That all the lands within When, though tired with my day's tramp the territory so ceded to the United ing, I tender my comfortable seat in the car j(lftvTS,,n Samual Hardy, Arthur soldiers of the American Army, shall be soever:

all the right of this Ohio," in these words fol- US!h°.RCt unculti\ated Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that it shall and may be lawful for the Dele gates, of this State to the Congress of the °tf Carolina lin«\ bearing in further upon the i peremptorily, at ths same time putting out Cumberland lands than was expected, prove insufficient for their legal bounties, the defi ciency should be made up to the said troops in good lands, to be laid off between the riv ers Sciotaand Little Miami, on the North west side of the river Ohio, in such propor- said act, in the words follow-! States, and not reserved for. or appropiated to smie well dressed lady, lam not aston- sec these presents, we, disposed of in bounties to the officers and ilitv I am only surprised that she does not Lee, and James Monroe, the under-written considered a common fund for the use and I hen I am bound to New ork, and some delegates for the commonwealth of Virginia, ^enc^t of such of the United States as have friend has requested me to take his daught in the Congress of the United States of: ^ecomci or sball become, members of the Whereas, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, at fheir sessions begun on the 20th day of and expenl.tnre, and shall be faith-, When, through a second attempt, we reach October 1783 pissed an act entitled \n a P°Se' and for States Genera' b,y of ,,efo,c namC and Asscm in the com­ ]*cUcd, anil f°r ""d °n 1,eliaM'°f 1 Sa'd monwealth, do by these presents convey, transfer, assign, and makeover, unto the eighth. Reno teed, That the United States, in Con gress assembled, are ready to receive this deed whenever the delegates of the State of Virginia are ready to execute the same. The delegates of Virginia then proceeded signed, sealed, and delivered the said deed whereupon, Congress came to the following resolution: The delagntes of the Commonwealth Virginia having executed the deed. R«tt»lred, That the same l»e recorded and enrolled among the actoftf tfaft- Lutrtri fitftl— in Congress assembled. United States in Congress assembled, lor Harris, as I have for over two years when the benefit ofthc said States, Virginia inclu-! after I have taken her again and again to sive, all ri^ht, title, and cluim, as well of the "Museum," the "Academy" and the soil as of jurisdiction, which the said com- "Howard when after I have danced and monwealth hath to the territory or tract of sung and played chess with her, so often country within the limits of the Virginia when after I have read-Pauline, Juliet, and charter, situate, lying, and being to the Wcrter, through and through with her Northwest of the river Ohio, to and for the when after I have done all these, and many uses and purposes, and on the conditions other little things which it wouhl be hardly of the said reccited act. In testimony where- fair to mention, I am much surprised or hurt of, we have hereunto subscribed our names to see her occasionally flirting with Jones, and affixed our seals, in Congress, the—day Smith, Brown I only wonder—wiH she of—in the year of our Lord one thousand take the hint—it's leap year—she does not seven hundred and eightv-foir, and of the in- say, "Poor man all your troubles shall now dependence of the United States the cvaso iua uicj'or il From ttic Lebanon Otnrllf. CAMP*IK* SONti. Old Abe'a the boy to split A mil, Hurrah Ilnrrali tlprrali! Beneath hi* blown the I/u-os quail, llurmli! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hell maul them just a« pure a* »ln. He'll pile them up and fenco th'in in, Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah Hurrah I Hurrah! Hurrah Abe'a the people choice. Hurrah It., In him do Freemen all rejoice, Hurrah ftc., It matters notwhat nag TOU back, Hell win the day, so clear fie track. Hurrah Ac. Old Abe will make the "giant" fall. Hurrah Hell beard the Douglas In his Hull, Hurrah Then let ui write upon his crest The "Giant Killer'1 •f the West, Hurrah! Ac. The Democrats their fate bewail, Hurrah M., Disunion's blast has rent their sail. Hurrah Ac., By factions torn, they can't unite, They light for ipoil—each wants a bite, Hurrah Ac. They're fattened on the Federal suck, Hurrah Ac., But now are ruined by Old Buck, Hurrah Aa., They're forced to travel t'other mail. Half scared to death at John Covn le, Hurrah *0. Poor Blgler's In an awful sweat. Hurrah Ac., And so Is Tancey and B. Rhett, Hurrah Afc, And Jerry Itlack la mighty sick, For Schnable's at him with a stick, Hun aJi I Bo. And If they do Disunion hatch, Harnh! Ac., Otl Ate wTTI bring them to the *rratfh, lli.rrah Ac., He'll hang them on the highest trees. And prove that they're iceah U 'hdr knMt, Hurrah Ac. OM Abe »U guide the ship of State, Hurrah Ac,, Regardless of «urh traitors' f.ite. Hurrah Ac., The Union Flag unfurled he'll fling, And to the nation peace will bring. Hurrah! Ac. Old Honest Abe, we'll call thee soon, Hiyrah AS., To'be our country's great T.vrabn, Hurrah Ac., For up SaltRiver Buck mu*t go. With Bigler, Yancey, Black A Co., Hurrah! Ac. Bat lest they there may lonesome be. Hurrah Ac., Well hare to send beyond the sea. No other Hurrah Ac., And brine them o.ie tn ch^r tt.elr btnps, than J. Glanc?y Jones. Hurrah Ac. From the Boston Transcript. "Itiss 3Ie For It. MR. EDITOB: Passing through Grand street. New York, one afternoon, on my way to the "Metre-politan," I saw before me a lit tle girl, standing tip-toe upon the steps of an old wooden house, and ineffectually striving with both hands, to turn the door-knob. She was about nine years of age, plainly dressed, and with rather a pretty, but decidedly dir ty face. As I came up, she accosted me with, "Here, mister, please open this door." I complied with her request, and had regain ed the walk, when she cried out again, 4Iere, mister, come back—come kiss me for it.'s It was in vain that I assured the young madam that she was perfectly welcome to the little service I had rendered: she insisted lur pretty dirty bill, and my gallantry de manding the sacrifice, I kissed her for it. That was some years ago—and since that lime I have good naturedly done both men and women favcrrs, who, by the way they requited me, would soem to think I ought to ask me to "kiss her it." er Provided, that the trust hereby re­ posed in the Delegates of this State shall not be executed, unless three of them, at least, are present in Congress. And whereas the said General Assembly, by their resolution of June sixth, one thou sand seven hundred and eighty-three, had constituted and appointed us, the said Thom- with other unmistakable marks of its having as Jefferson, Samuel hardy, Arthur Lee, been the baby's plaything or whan she re am! James Monroe, delegates to represent, turns in a dilapidated state iny newly bought the said Commonwealth in Congress forone year, from the first Monday in November then next following, which resolution re mains in full force, no therefore, know ye, that we, the said Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Hard}*, Arthur Lee, and James Monroe, by virtue of the power and authority committed mghter or aunt loan her ten dollars or sister in charge, I am not disappointed nt States, Virginia inclusive, according to their is too \te at the depot but I wonder that usual respective proportions in the general not-finding her ready, and that ojr coach si,c (j0Cs not ask me to "kiss her for it." °f f°r that pur- the city, and with much loss of time I see no other use or purpose what- her to l.er destination, I am not vexed at her forgetting to refund the money I had paid for her ticket, supper, and coach fare I am only astonished she docs not ask me to "kiss her for it." When I lend a lady a valuable book, be longing to a set, I am perfectly agreeable to its being returned with its back broken, and silk umbrella, I accept her apology, but am surprised she does not add, "come kiss me for it." When oblige a lady, and put six pottage stamps on as many California loiters buy a silk dress and send it by express to her un til "next week," or "next morning," I am not vexed at her not making good my dis bursements I only wonder that the does not ask me to "kiss her for it." When, after I have waited on tho widow BESCDIOT. One of the numerous political biographies of Douglas states that "he is a Yankee by birth, but A Suokur by adoption." Ye*, a whisky sucker. Why is the best article of malt liquor like i the last sonpr in a concert programme? Be of! cause it is the fine ale. And how is Pennsylvania? Iieat him! Lincoln to be defeated in The DoqglM men ep»net An Unexpected Legacy. An editor of a small theatrical Journaf has Just received a legacy in a singular fashion, lie had been to pay a visit to an actress who lives in the third story of a house in Rue de Richelieu. As he was descending the stair case a door opened, and a man in a black dress c?.me out hastily and ran against the Lafayette. journalist. "Pardon, Monsieur," he said, and was about to go on, but suddenly stopping, he looked at the younj man, and added, "Mon sieur, have you half an hour to lose?" "To do what?" "To do tne a service for which you will re ceive a hundred francs." "Do you call that losing half an houi?— What is the servicer* "To b-j a witness to a testam u^. Tje one I sent fir has fatted me, and the man is dying. Will you act as witness in his place?" The journalist consents. He follows the notary, enters a sumptuously furnished chamber, and approaches the bed where the •lying man lies. The other witnesses are seated near. The old man has only collater al relations. The testament has been drawn tip. It is only necessary to sign it. The curta'ns are withdrawn to give more li »lit, tnd a bright ray falls on the face of the jour nalist. The old man perceives hit», and makes him a sign to approach. "Monsieur," he said in a faint voice, 4'do you know me?1' "I have not the honor, Monsieur.' "Do you not remember seeing CM at the Theatre Francis?" "No, Monsieur." "I can recall it to you. Were you not at the first performance cf the 'Feu au Coo ven?'" "I was there, certainly." "And I, also. You hnd a good scat in the third row. I had a poor stool in the aisle. A current of air made me shiver.— You offered me your good seat, and took my miserable one." "I was only doing my duty to an old man and an invalid." "They are very rare—these people who do their duty! Permit me to prove my grati tude." The old man then called the notary and whispered in his ear a new codicil. The wit nesses sign, the notary countersigns with the customary flourishes. Each witness re ceives one hundred f.ancs, and withdraws. The next day the journalist again visits the actress. On leaving, he remembers the man and makes inquiry respecting him. "Monsieur died in the night,'" is the re ply. The next day he goes to the funeral and perceives the notary, who says to him:— "To-morrow the testament will be read. Do not fail to comc. It will be for your ad vantage The journalist took care not to forget the invitation. He was present at the reading. The old man had left him a hundred thou sand francs. be honest, and struggle on, and it wttt work well. SUITE or THE PRIXCE or WALES. The Duke of Newcastle is about fifty years old. He is of an ancient family, being descended from whom the present Duke is decended He has had various high offices, and in the capacity of Colonial Secretary accompanies the Prince on his grand colonial visit. His grace wears a full beard, red and heavy. He looks the personification of mature vigor.— The Earl of St. Germains is about sixtt years of age, and is better known to us as Lord Eiion, having succeeded to the Earl dom in 1845, though he had then been in the public service for more than twenty years, chiefly in diplomatic situations. Ma­| jor General Iiruce is forty-nine years of age —a very popular, business like rr.an, a broth er of the Ea o! F.l^in before, awl i* fcoiiliur with tl.e people and country^ THE LIBERATOR or 1TAI.V AT TIIF: WASB TCB.—Garibaldi washes his own shirts when occasion requires. After the battle of Mel- DARK Horns.—There are dark hours that jmark the history of the brightest years.— For not a whole month in the many millions of the past, perhaps, has the sun shone bril liantly all the time. There have been cold and stormy days every year, and yet the mist and shadows of the darkest hour disap peared and fled heedlessly. The most cruel James Monroe. icy fetters have been broken and dissolved, and the same furieus storm loses its power to harm. And what a parable is this of hu man life—of our inside world—where the heart works at the shadowing of the dark hour, and many a cold blast chills the heart to its core. But what matters it Man is born a hero, and it is only in the darkness and stoims that heroism gains its greatest An Englishman, In one ef and best development, and the storm beats boastirg of his country, said,— it on more rapidly to its destiny. Despair "There arc springs in England where the not, then. Neither give up. While one' niost sparkling soda water can always be had good power is yours, use ft. Disappoint- already prepared." inent will not be realized. Mortifying failure "Why, that is not to be compared with a may attend this effort, and that one, but only 1 lake out west," said a by-stander with a from the Baron Clinton, of the time of Ed- Winans steamship, says "her exterior is so ward II., the rank of Baron having been at- i built that in a gale it may be hermetically taitied as early as 1200. In 1592 the Earl-j sealed, and in the event of rolling up, her doin of Lincoln was conferred by Queen hull would still go screwing through subma Elizabeth upon the ninth Lord Clinton, who rine depths, frightening dolphins, and scar was 11 eminent i:aval command r, and i ing small sprats into spasms, while her pas- i OLD 8ERIE8, VOL. 13,N0.30 rKIJ.TIS«%1.50,ln Advance. =4 Old Tim* Dora arraey. "Your late purchase of an estate, with a view of emancipating the slaves on it, is a generous and noble proof of your humanity. Would to God a like spirit might diffuse it self generally into the mind* of the peoplo of this country."— Wa*hingtoiC$ Lett*? tf "I never would have drawn my sword in the cause of America, if I could have con ceived that thereby I was helping to (bond ft nation of slaves."—Lafayette. "On hour of American Slavery is frau with more misery than figesof that which our fathers rose in rebellion to oppose." tremble for my country when I remem ber that God i*jvstt and that Ilis justice cannot sleep forever. A revolution is among possible events. The Almighty has no at tribute which would side with US insttcftt struggle."—Thomas Jrffcrson. "It is a debt we owe to the purity of our religion to show that it is at varience with that, law which warrants Slavery. Give me Liberty cr give me Death?"—Patrie Henry of Virginia. "S'r, I envy neither the heart nor the head of that man from the North who rises here to defend slavery on prinCiples. "I give to my slaves their freedom to"' which my conscience tells me they are justly entitled. It has a long time been a matter of the deepest regret to me, that tho circum stance under which I inherited them, and the obstacles thrown in the way by the laws of the land, have prevented my emancipating them in ray life time, which it is my full in t?n':on to do in ?ase I can accomplish it" Juhr. Randolph. "Slavery is contrary to the la#" tif Katun and nations."—William Wirt. "Slavery stifles industry and represses en terprise It is fatal to economy and Provi dence it discourages skil', impairs our strerg'h as a community, and poisons morals at their fountain he«dLM—Judge of" North Carolina. "The earth, which multiplies her produc tions under the hands of the free born labor er seems to shrink into barreness under the sweat of the slave."—Ur. Rush. "So long as God allows the vital current i to flow throuph my vins, I will never, nev er, never, by sword, or thought, by mind or will, aid in admitting one rod of free territory to the everlasting curse of human bondage." Henry Clay. "My opposition to the extension of slavery dates further back than 1854—forty years further back: and as this is a suitable time for a general declaration, and a sort of gener al conscience delivery, I will say, that my opposition to it dates from 1804, when I was a student at law in the State of Tennessee, and studied the subject of African Slavery in an American book —a Virginia book—Tucker's Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries."—Thomete S. Benton. "Slavery is an atrocious debasement human nature."—Dr. Franklin. "It is wrong to admit into the Constitu tion the idea that there can be property in man."- -James Madison. "We have found that this evil (slavery),' has preyed upon the very vitals of the Un ion, and lias been prejudicial to all the State/ "It would rejoice my very soul, that ev-' ery one of my fellow-beings was emancipa ted. W0 ought to lament and deplore the necessity of holding our fellow-men in bon dage. Believe me I shall honor the Quakers for their noble efforts to abolish slavery."— Patrie Henry. perfectly serious countenance "there you can procure the most delicious champagne, already bottled, and the banks are uiade of sponge cake." The Englishman caved. A New York 'paper j-tainer describing the sengers wt»uld be as snugly comfortable, and as well preserved as sardines in a box." Said a Democrat gleefully to a Republican, "So you don't like all your nominations?" i Rep.—"I can think of only one thing should dislike more." Dem.—"What is that Rep.—"YOI nomniatiowk" (Exit Demo crat.) An attempt is now making by tho prv slavery factions of Iowa, to fuse npon the basis of two electors for Do'tglas, one for Reilevcrett, and one for Breckinridge. The has been to Canada Republican* of Iowa are prepared to thrash out tlte lot, fused ov unfused —IWm and Tribune. *zzo, finding his shirt dirty and soiled from his personal struggles, he took it off, washed it in the brook hard by, and hung it up on the ba-hes, ate his lunch of bread, fruit and olis, Ind., eighteen feet long, and when water, smoked his cigir barebacked, and living bad one hundred and' eleven -0jF wrapt in thought, sat apparently contempla-' ties. ting the drying of his garment thus, in the field or bivouac, sharing danger and hard- A Pemnrntfte exrfcjmg* learns that "there is a very tine Douglas feeling in Vir ginia, south of James River." Probably so /hu aa to be scarcely percep tible. They have a dead rattlesnake at Indianap- In Jackson parish. La., ship with the humblest of his followers. Di- ^ara ledger, "there are but two rectlv his shirt was dry, he went on board1 ^0UP'as wen, and one of them is :n jail, the Tukeri, f-rmerly Veloci, lying in the bay Thc on the western side of the peninsula, and A second attempt to nominate A Douglas personally directed her to fire on the fortress electoral ticket in Mississippi lias miserably and retiring masse*. failed. The nominees won't stand. according to the counts «re said to be very chcering.