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StL. HILLER, EDITOR AND PDBLI8MER. :
VOLUME' I V. NUMBER 35; J
BT OUVEB WCXDKLL UOLMBS.
Tfc blood thit flowJ at Lixiafton, ud cnnioavd brtjhl
6trMM "till tlo&f th Bovtbtm Golf, and by tht laktt of
iJf&iftt: . c uu o " . 3. Ji
It Jwt is vtlas that wII abort Factfie! foldta uai(
Aa4 tarobi in aarti that lore and gmv bj dark Allan
It U is obb ratt brotbtrfcaad tbe Inpjwr of Um Vtt,
With dh wboM cititi lad tbanMlrai in Erit't clama
Aid tbota to whom SopUmtwr bnup tbo flmldo'k aoelal
Wtlb tbo who Ootember'i brow an wreathed wilb
(orpoat flowar i.
From wUrCaloalaUohi,toTt tbo innllaj woit-
To warn Potomac tlgbs betidt to patriot Hroi pave;
Aad from Ut itrcamifif pTtrjlaJti to If nroa lordlj flood,
Tbo f lory of tbo satioo'i pat thrilli thmh a kiadrod
Wbartrtr ArooU'i ulo ti told, It djtt tbo ahtck with
Tbal low i with pndt oVr Bankrr fill I, or Mooltna's
Aad wbarotoe'or aliort the far tbo ttun of ampin (loam,
Upon tbo dtek, or o'er tbo doit. It poors a common stream.
It U a sacred legacy y aerercaa divide.
Kef take from Tillage orclun, nor tbo son of city pride
Her the baater white haired children, who find a fruitful
Where eooatlest lakes art sparkling, aad where lonely
Creeno drtw bis sword at Eat aw, aad bleeding Southern
Trod the march across tho Delaware, amid the snow and
And In! noon the parchment where the natal record shines.
Tbo beralng pago of Jefferson bean Frtaklia's calmer
Coildre diride that record bright, aad tear the names
That fiat wrre written boMly there, with flight of hand
ConU re erase a flaacoek's name, a'en with the sabras
t waih out. In fraternal blood, a CarreU doable pUdgel
Say, ean the Booth tell oat her share in Banker's hoary
Or can tbo North gire op her boatt In York town cloeing
Caa yo divido, with ejnal hand, a heritage of grate ff
Or rend in twaia tho starry flag that oVr thorn proudly
Can veeatt lots for Vernon's toil, or charier mld the gloom
That; bangs its solemn folds about roar com moo father's
OrcooMyoa meet areond his grave as fratricidal foes.
And wake yonr Lnraiag corses o'er bis pne aad calm re
"To dare not is the AUeghanian Ihnnder toned decree;
Tie echoed where Nerada guards the bine and tranquil sea;
ITbere tropic waves, delighted, clasp our flowery Southern
Aad where, through frowning moantala gates, Nebraska's
From the Sunday Mercurjr.
Doeitieka Hears from Bamphool.
My 'mind is mnch relieved. I have
heard from Damphnol from the origin
al Daraphool, of whom I hare for come
time put 'lost track. I hare had my
fenr that ho had been elected President,
and um the indiridnal who haa been boxi
of the country at Washington, under the
name of James Buchanan. James has
done so many things to warrant the be
lief that he is my old friend under a feign
ed.uarae. that I hare often trembled in
my editorial boots at the thought I had
been instrumental in bringing him before
the people. I cannot say that James
himielf has done much of anything to
reliere himself from suspicion !v Jbut I
hare had a heavy load taken from ,my
mind by the receipt of a document which
sets the whole matter at rest. James
Buchanan ii not Damphool that is, not
Me Damphool ; he is, I hare no donbt,
been dearly related to the family, and
doubtless could "read his title iclear"
back to the great progenitor of all Dam
phools, a gentleman f the name, 1 think,
of Aim, who lired in the" towa of Par
adise. cennty and State to the deponent
But the great Damphool is in Charles
ton, South Carolina. He is a soldier
there ; he is serving in the trenched or
the batteries, or in whaterer other place
Senth Carolina puts her choaen sons.
He has many relatires there-in fact, I
behere erery man in South Carolina ia
connected with the Damphool family, by
blood or marriage. Howerer, I will let
the letter of my friend tell hie story :
CHABLKST05, JaJU 20, 1861.
"Mr Dear Old Dobsticks : Did yon
think I was lost f Did yon think I was
plsyedont! Had yon any wild idea
t j t Wts R0M w,ere 8lory wa'te me '
I don't suppose you'd "have fretted much
ooatit; for there are-plenty "of us left.
TheDamphools are well-represented in
the country ; no danger that the1 race
1 speedily become extinct. Bat here
I am, serving Bonth Carolina,-' and get
ting ready to fight my old Undo Samuel,
or any other man. 8onth Carolina is
right; South Carolina can whip Un
je 8am ; she isn't afraid to try England
jngle-handed ; in fact, there is no donbt
tbat, if she thought t proper, ahe -could
ttanage .-Russia, with her. artillery, aad
fi t Austria ,with -her dragoons, at
toe earns time that her jnfantry were cn
Kged ia giring .England and France ,a
copartnership drubbing. r . ,
"As for you Northerners,, why, .you
'don t know what we.intend tos do ; .bnt
l e no objection to telling .you so much
w our plans as will gito you a slight in
sight" into oor intentions. After we
hare taken possession of "Washington,
and buried the batch ofT Wide- A wakes
wo shall hare to slaughter there.'then'We
shall step along to Baltimore and Phil
adelphia, and take those Iittlo places.
When wo hare bnrned the pile of Wide
Awakes and Republicans that we shall
kill there, we shall rob up to New York,
and help onfselres to"-sweetmeats.
Wo shan't burn much of the town, as
a good many of na think of remaining
there and making it our residence during
the yellow fever season at the 8onth.
Pickens has promiKcd me my choice of
mansions in Fifth Arsnue, in considera
tion of certain serricea I hare rendered.
Pickene asked my adrice about how to
dispose of the WideAwakei we'ahall
hare to put to sleep and the Republicans
we shall kill. Pickens has resolred to
make pretty clean work with all you
Northerners. We shall kill about 30,-
000 men the first 'day ; and as our men
will most likely be tired out with their
day's business, they won't want to go to
work to bury you all ; and I'm afraid
that to burn snch a large pile of yon
would make the air unpleasant to the la
dies. So I proposed to Pickens to have
a lot of ships ready, pile our de -d ene
tnies aboard, take them out about 25
miles to sea, and sink them. Pickens
liked the notion ; and, in return for my
ingenious proposal, he has promised me
the choice of houses in the city. I
haven't exactly decided about it yet ; but
1 shall do so to-night. Most of our oth
er fellows have already selected their
houses, and Pickens private secretaries
are making out the deedn.
"There is a good deal of gambling
done among the chaps for these fine pie
ces of eligible property. I know one
fellow Baplin by name who had a deed
of the house built by Sarsaparilla Town
send, on the Fifth Avenue; he was play
ing poker last night ; it was a big game;
all the fellows were rich, and things were
lively. The game got exciting. Baplin
hd three kings and a pair of aces ; he
got wild ; anil offered to bet anything
and everything ; one of the table, to
whom Pickens had apportioned the Pnn
iman property on Madison Sqnare, put
that property up ; Sqniggs bet Tiffany'
establishment ; Jenker antied the Astor
House. This i-as just what Bsplih wan
ted ; he had been Inrky the day before,
and had a pocket full of New York deed,
so he went in strong; he bet the Custom
house and eight fine residences in West
Fourteenth street better ; Jenker cme
to tme, and put np Bull fc Black's jew
elry concern, ami three wholesale dry
gooda houses in Warren Btreet ; Sqniggs
matched it with Stuart's steam candy
establishment, the Herald office, and a
couple of 8 hnoners, then he went the
St Nicholas Hotel better. Baplin came
np with Gnnther's great fur house, and
fonr large jeweliy concerns in Maiden
Lane ; Jenker replied with the Atlantic
dock property and ibe Third Avenne rail
road, and wanted to go Tyng's church,
the Chemical Bank and tho Union ferrr
better, bnt here Baplin said he was broke,
anil demanded a sight for his pile. He
had it, and that's all the good it did him.
His kings and ace were nowhere, for
Jenker had a "flush," and Sqniggs raked
the pot with fonr nine spots.
"Such scenes are common. I dare
say the whole of Manhattan Island has
changed hands a dozen times over. Pick
ens deeds are considered perfectly good
"I have gambled mnch in that sort of
property ; bnt, as we have concluded to
save all the women, I have speculated
some in pretty girls. I have already
won forty-nine girls under sixteen, and
eighty-three young ladies nnder twenty
two half of them blondes, half brunettes,
all to be plump', have fine teeth, and no
be good singers ; I am fond' of music ;
these are all to be delivered to me on or
before the 7th of March.
We are going to take some of yonr
prominent abolitionists and anti-Sonth
enrraen'alive, and have a little fun with
them" afterward ; Piekens7when be found
he was getting short of money, -sold
privileges of slaughter at a large pre.
raium these are orders entitling the hol
der to certain of the prisoners, to dispose
of as he shall choose. .These orders are,
also, gambled for very extensirely. 'The
pririlege of slaughter bearing Greeley's
same was sold, originslly, fo"r-S3400, and
was afterward lost in euchre, then-lost
again in poker being won by a fellow
on three aneens. who holds theyrdernow.
He says he U going ,to skin Greeley
-if - - r ' r iL. n:i tr.1t nn enmn
alive, in iruuu. ui hid vuj -., -
Sunday, morning in March. "Bets are
made that Greeley dies Tefore he's half
skinned ; bnt the fellow who owns him
who hsa a great deal of practice says
he can skin him so expeditiously; that
Horace will hold out and 'holler" to
the last shred of hide. , . .
"Beechsr was won by a , man who
swore.Wd drown him like a dog ; this
fellow, howerer, bet him on a horse-race,
and Henrj ,Ward was eared from a wat
ery grave by an Alabamian, who has 'in-,
ritedallhis friende to, tee him burn
Bescher alire, amid the ruins , ofj Ply
month Church. ' i
"Ton 'see, old Doesticks, we're got
things all fixed. The pririlege of killing
you waa sold to a Georgian, who, said
he was going to cut your ,heart out and
fesd it to' his cat ; howerer, I. cqaxed
him to play, a social game 'of encbre, and
wen.you m a 'lone hand ;, yotvarejiow
miJTz and I. don't thiak I'll kill too,
fo"r,od.times'seke. '-,";". "ci
r,JVW-hfnr nn7 R8" np,to tne
NewEaglamd States we shall "
WHITE, CLftUD)0 KANSAS THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1861.
clean sweep ; kill everybodys we'have
contracted with a -Bell-Everett Yankee
to bury the folks ; he's going to use thsm
for manure, and is bound by his' contract
to, put thflTi all three feet nnder. " So
yon perceive that Pickens and the rest of
us have got the programme all made ont.
"Yours, etc., aa of old.
"A Damphool. "
Besides this letter, there was, in the
,-inie envelope, anoiner, wriuen in pen-,
cil, which ran as follows: ' '
"Dear Doesticks : The other letter
was written for the committee to see; this
is for your private eye.
"I want to get away ; I want to come
to New York ; I're been pressed into
this serrice; I're got the rheumatism,
sleeping ont of doors ; my back aches
from the mnsket drill, and my feet are
blistered from constant marching. Can't
you do something for me ? I haven't
got 'nary red' ; Pickens 'assessed' it all
out or me, and all the rest of ns. Try
and help me, there's a dear old boy.
I have no doubt of the authenticity of the
first one of my letters ; it was evidently
written by tho original South Carolina
Damphool ; I have my doubts about the
last one. as I don't believe my Damphool
would want to leave the South ; that's
the very place for him ; all his friends
are there, and there should he remain in
the midst thereof. If I hear more, I will
Skeptically, Doesticks, P. B.
Horrible Affair Seven White Ken
Burned by Indians.
A correspondent of the Sacramento
Union writing from Virginia City, con
firms the recent tidings of seven white
men having been bnrned to death by In
dians in the Washoe region. It appears
that these victims formed the party' of
Norman H. Canfield, of Butte Co., which
was out prospecting when the war be
tween the whites and Indians at Wil
liams' Ranche broke out, and were never
heard of afterwards. The correspondent
thus tells the story:
Among the volunteers in the late In
dian expedition under Col. Hays were
two very intimate friends of Mr. Canfield,
who nsed every effort to ascertain the
fate of his party; 'but, though the form
and features of all the dicovered dead
were very carefully scrutinized, none
were recognized an bearing any resem
blance to him or his known companions.
A few days after tho volunteers were
withdrawn from Pyramid. Lake, the reg
ulars being then stationed there, some of
the latter discovered among the cotton
woods, below where the Indian village
had stood and near the place where the
Truckee empties into the Lake, tied to as
many trees, the bodies, or charred re
mains of seven men who had been bnrn
ed to death.
Two or three had been fastened to the
trees with log chains, and the flesh had
been entirely burned from them; the oth
ers had been tied with raw hides, and the
npper portions of their bodies bore traces
of identification, particularly that of Can
field, who was a robnst and powerful
man, remarkable in form and feature.
His lower limbs and lower part of his
frame had been consumed, with the evi
dent design to protract susceptibility to
pain till the bones were charred; bnt the
npper part of the chest, the arms, and
shoulders, and the head, were entire
even the grim military whiskers worn
by the victim were nnsinged. Further
description and detail have also been' fur
nished, but the revolting hideousness of
the picture forbids elaboration. Suffice
if, that the evidence leaves the friends of
Mr. Canfield and his companions no pos
sibility of donbt as to his identity, and
the horrible process of his and their
The remains of the victims of this ter
rible deed were all carefully interred in
one grave, beneath a large cotton wood
tree, near'tho spot' on which ther died,
hy'the soldiers under .Captain 'Stewart.
Whether they were.made.the bloody of
fering to. the demon of war.ton the formal
preparation of the Pah-Utahs to attack
the Whites, or were doomed to avenge the
slain of the tribe who subsequently fell in
battle, will moat probably remain a mys
tery. Tbev,died; died the most-terrible
of all deaths which it is possible .for tne
imagination to concefre. Canfield was
from - Cambridge, c Washington County,
New York, where his family resided when
he came to California in 1819. He was
abent 33 years of age at the 'time of his
Senator Johnson, of Tennessee, whose
Union speech is the theme of prase at
the present tfmei boasts of-being a dis
ciple of Jackson. -W.hen ayonng men
he had embraced the-doctrinesiof Jack
son's anti-nullification proclamation.
Like Jackson, he wss bora ia North Car
olina, having risen frttm the bench of a
poor mechanic ia Raleigh, and emigrated
to become the leading champion of the
Democrats of , Tennessee. All his sym
patbies,are with'the people, and his un
iform support of the homestead policy
and other popular measure, -hoaorably
distinguishes him from the prominent
politicians of his section. It may, there
fore,' be predicted thai when he returns,
as he "will in si short time, io fight seces
sion in his own State, that the ranks of
the traitors will stand a small chahee
against 'the Vigorous blows bf bis hicko
ry fiaiL'. JbTnwoala not aa aocbrapl&h
ad orator, -bat hia .honest beariaa: " aad
strong common sense, usually carry bis
hearers with him.
i ".hajtg'out iesjuhi.1
"HtBf Mt" that good old flag now;
" Unfurl ch alttsw saffilutsf iur;
Twill flit at scoaflrM wan Bm
-, W look it Ut .wsil .',
And bltatli ta m it Tic.h!(k;
Ltt(ynsUtfaU,awIUD v J
"Vfm koiwwad tnm Uk)r.".
v, ,n u ttetlif ear ehtiy ftd
Cirwd Ulba Iliad tatt wv it (aid,
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No Nona aa Soatb as Eat ap Watt
For eicb It warai, and erar all
Or la U eaaSict fall ! .,
IV ail aa tMt aor fnl mtarJt,
Which hw toirashM daifni to jltlJ
Pol on jroor arown, lho(a then b
"fix RiehBoada ia tho fialdr '
"Thrico il ho mead" who batrt'llli tlf,
Aad Sfhu tho haul of too jit
"Aad Blind ha" tcko iUt-UU tor
' Ilu uaJUoi in lit itut!
Co Jrii tb iwalliaf wan that ndct
Anon the tana awlkraf d Mi;
Co hri4 tha thandar, ( it ahakat
Tba world io fraatie fl!
Co irtlt tb hamcano aad atom
That rad tha mouataior plalo and trt.
Btlsr yon try to intt or tar
Tb brawn arau of tbo fita!
at tb Booth may rar
Urr pirau fltf tampan day;
Aad IrwM at tb North ally war
Ht r banner ia lh fray.
Tb dm of orconfliet cannot drown
Tb rot ofdty aad orrigbtt
That lurry baaaar mil will thia
TbroBf boat th darkMt Bight!
And in tb itona, bowaror dark.
And throagh lb tonfliat lUrn aad load.
We'll watch it ai old Iiraat watahad
Har fitlar and br cloud.
Then baf that food old baaaar ont;
Unfurl ich atrip ind bluing itar;
Twill war a proudly a when flnt
W took it t tb war!. l
Leading Events in the Lives of Emi
Under this head we propose giring,
from time to time, brief sketckea of emi
nent Americans, liring and dead. To the
student these sketches must be particular
ly valuable, as mere can oe no ueuDl aa
to their reliability, and it might be well
to cut them out for future reference :
Wthitir, Daniel. Born' of obscure
parents in a poor bnt honest town in New
Hampshire. Member of Congress sere
ral years, and author of Webster's Dic
tionary and Elementary Spelling Beok.
Was constitutionally opposed to treating,
and died at Marahfield, on the Andro
scoggin River, a few years sinee. He
was a man of ability. Even the Old
Line Whigs of Boston will admit that.
Scott, Winfield. Born in Ireland, in
the interior of Germany, in 1776 which
fact accounts for his passionate lore for
the sweet accent of the latter country.
and the rich brogue of the former. Wrote
-Lady of the Lake," "Ivanhoe," etc.,
and was in tho Mexican War. Also,
participated in several prize fights, which
secured for him the familiar appellation
of "Scotty." In 1U02 be ran against
Gen. F. Pierce, of N. H., and was so seri
ously jarred by the collision that he bad
to lay off for awhile in one of the military
hospitals ho established. He is at pres
ent in the army, and employs his leisure
moments in writing for the New York
Clipper and Atlantic Monthly.
Buchanan, J. Born in Pennsylvania.
Hsa played many prominent parts on the
political stage, and for the past two
years haa been playing h 11 in Washing
ton City. Unmarried and partial to rye.
Parker, Theodore, Born in Maine,
and keeps a drinking house in Boston,
which is known as "Parker's." Mr. P's
cosk-tails are not excelled.
Taylor, Zachary. Born in Virginia,
and was in the Mexiean war. Founded
Taylor's celebrated ice-cream kaloon in
New York, and also invented Taylor
Beach, Motet . Established the New
York Sun, for some time waa called "the
son of a Beach," and the phrase k now
one ofjthe most popular and;Comraoa.in
epr language. , jq
' Seward. W. B. Wholesale dealer in
liquors, -Anburn.N. Y..'lcAuthor of the
lrrepreesioie connict. wanie-io lease
the premises now Occupied by J. Buchan
an at rWashingtoa. Has betn much in
public life, and always drew his salary
promptly., tfsaparticalar frimdofTbnr
low Weed, whence arose the. expression
"he uses the Weed.'
Bryant, Wwi. C Wrote Thanatopsis
and several other farorite ballads, the
success' of which induced him' to establish
an Ethiopian opera troupe) in New York;
under the name of'Bryant's Minstrels.
His essence of Old Virginia had a great
run. Cleveland 'J'lnn JJtaler.
Baowiaow Fia to tux Eto ! In'the
last issue of the Kaoxville (Teaa.) Whig,
Parson Brownlow makes the following
reply to a threat :
"We are informed that Mr. , of
tbe-Ntatb Civil, Dwtnet of Knexrpro-
noaea to loin a comnanr at anr time, to
come to rinoxr ille and bang the, editor of
this paper! We propose next Monday
ii jr ... . - - - -
as a suitable day, aaawe innte ear Un
ion friends to attend -aad witness the ex
ecution 1 We propose to make, a speech
under the gallows, aad to relate our po
litiean experience. CfTbere- will beVmase
meetiag-bf tl rparty there1 on that day,
aad the hanging of the .Jaotorioaa Brown
low' will greatly add to the interest "of
the occasion !" '
The Organization of the Supreme
Mr. Ashley of Ohio, in a speech made
to tne House of UepresentaMree the oth
or day, presented certain statistics as to
the distribution of the duties of the sev
eral judges of the Supreme Court, which
deserve attention, r According to Mr.
Ashley, the Supreme Court was organ
ised by an act of Congress passed on the
24th of September, 1789, by which act
the Court was made to ' consist of one
Chief Justice and fire associates. By act
of April 29. 1802, districts (each State
being then called a district) were formed
into circuits, as follows :
"The districts of New Hampshire.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island shall
constitute the first circuit.
"The districts of Connecticut, New
York and Vermont shall constitute the
"The districts of Pennsylvania, Maryland
and Delaware shall constitute the fourth
"The districts of Virginia and North
Carolina shall constitute the fifth circuit.
"The districts of 8outh Carolina and
Georgia shall constitute the sixth cir
cuit." It will be noticed that this law gave
tne North and south each three judges
and three circuits.
By the act of Feb. 24th. 1807, the
Supreme Court was made to consist of
ssren judges ; and the serenth circuit
comprised the States ef Tennessee, Ken
tucky and Ohio. By the act of ,3d, of
aiarcn, loo, two additional judges and
southern circuits were created, and the
district of Ohio detached from the circuit
of Kentucky and Tennessee, and the ser
enth cirenit made to consist of the 8tates
of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.
In this act it was declared that "the dis
tricts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Mis
souri shall form and be oalled the eighth
circuit;" and "the districts of Alabama,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas
shall form and be called the ninth cir
cuit." Again : By the croation of the eighth
and ninth circuits, the South, with less
than half the population, and not more
than one-fourth of the business in the Su
preme Conrt, obtained a majority of the
judges. Since the organization of the
eighth and nrnth circuits, the free States
of Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Minne
sota and Oregon have been admitted into
the Union ; and although these States
contain a population and have an amount
of judicial business, equal at least to one
third of those of the entire fifteen slave
States, they have not been erected into
or attached to judicial circuits, and have
no representative on the bench of the Su
Take the population of tho ninth cir
cuit, composed of the 8tates of Arkansas
and Mississippi, and compare it with the
seventh, Judge McLean's circuit, which
comprises the States of Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois and Michigan. The .ninth cir
enit, Justice Daniel's, contains little, if
any, over half a million, of white inhab
itants; while Justice McLean's contains
over six millions. The second circuit.
Justice Nelson's, composed of the States
of New York, Connecticut and Vermont,
contains over five millions of freemen.
while the fifth circuit, Justice Campbell's,
composed of the States of Louisiana and
Alabama, has but little over a million
But if the inequslity of population is
great in these circuits, the inequality of
labor and business disposed of by each
of the judges of these circuits is far grea
ter. Mr. Ashley bos taken the trouble to
examine into this matter, and has obtain
ed an accurate statement of the business
of the fire Southern circuits, and the
circuit of Judge McLean, from the 1st
of January, 1856, to the 1st of January,
From this it appears that the whole
number of cases on the docket of the fire
Southern circuits, January 1st, 1856,
was 1,576 those in Judge McLean's cir
cuit alone, 1,481 ; and that the cases ad
ded to the, former during 1856 was 1,-
423, while those added to Judge Mc
Lean's circuit the same year was 2,037.
We presume that erery year since 1856
the proportion hsa been aboat the aame.
Now, considering .the importance that
is attached to the Supreme Conrt by one
otthe great parties of the country, con
sidering that its decisions are made the
test of political opinion, and that it has
ereo been proposed by eminent politi
cians to rater all matters -of difference
whether legal or political, to its arbitra
tion, it is to the lost degree important
that it should be preperlyconstiwted.
It should st least represent. the whole na
tion, and the labors assTaned to the
judges should be aa equitably dirided as
pVOOIUIO. AUUYti 1I tUIIIg I MUUIU WW
deprired.of amanifest sectional charac
ter, so that iu decisions, when they are
made, should hare the merit of ,impar-
iianij, ii no Dinar .rcajoiutncimaMuu.
Ntv Tori Ettnxng Pott. '
' " Will yon remain in the Union with
out guarantees ?' (said a Secessionist,
ths other day, to Joshua V. Bell. "Will
votj'iro oat ef the Union without gumrmn-
teett" waa tbo quick reply. Lemisvillt
'" Many South Carolinians not only have
Yankee arras in. their bands wheat they
muster in warlike parade, but Yankee
arms around their necks in the privacy
of their own nomas. Prtntict. -
Jfive printers occupy the pulpits ef five
churches in Portsmouth, Virginia.
THE FLAG OF TJIIOV.
Tvsi "Dtzu'i Lutd."
Cm, brolhon, iwU oar royal choral,
WhU tb ttorm closd lown o'er at;
look away, look away, look away, tc th fl(!
By facUea torn, bat Mora dtfyiag,
Brother, look! oar flag il flying!
Look tway, look away, look away, ic th flig!
BhaU tnttan dim Iu (loryt Nf rsa! jam!
A tUui band utul it staad, to Ur and di fur Uaioa!
Harrab, hurrah, hurrah for tha flag of l'nln !
Crat Wellington, what ferewell waning
Bad u be wire of facuoae dawning
Look away, look sway, look sway, ita tha flag!
feefally llept, when hie toil wr endeJ,
L'ader tb Sag which hie (word defended
Look away, look away, lotk away, s Uw flag'
CHoav Ehall tnliori, fcc.
Thee ara oar (bee ia iery aoation,
Who Kir p ttrlfe and diMflctla
Look tway, look away, look away, ite tb flag!
Frahra of eirif and hata aad Mont,
Thill rto tho day that they wer born
Look tway, look away, lok away, let th flag!
Shall traiwra dim ill glory J Nana! irtvia!
A gallant band araaad it aland, Io lit and di far Union!
Harrah, hnrraa, hurrah for tb flag of Union!
Caseins Marcellus Clay.
This noble son of Kentucky has done
yeoman's serrice .for the Republican cause
during the entire campaign. His labors
have principally been in the Western
States, and he has been enthusiastically
greeted by the people. The speeches of
ain uiay nare exerted a wide influence,
for they touch the hearts of the masses
with a lire coal from Freedom's altar.
The life of such a man is full of inter
est Caseins M. Clay is the son of Gen
eral Green Clay, who was a member of
the Virginia Conrention whioh ratified
the Federal Constitution of 1789, in fa
ror of which he spoke and voted, and
who commanded the 3,000 Kentucky
volunteers who cut their way through
the Bntisn to tne relist ol Ueneral Har
rison, besieged at Fort Meigs in 1813.
Cassius was born in Madison county,
Kentucky, Oct. 19, 1810, and gradua
ting at Yale in 1832, returned to Ken
tucky and devoted himself to the law.
In 1835 he was elected to the State Leg.
islature, in 1836 he was defeated on ac
count of his advocacy of internal improve
meats, bnt was again elected in 1837.
He was a member of the Whig Conren
tion which nominated Harrison, and in
1840 was elected from Lexington, Fay
ette connty, to the Legislature. In 1841
he waa defeated, owing to his opinions
on the slarery question. The improred
jury and common school system of Ken
tucky are in a large measure due to bis
efforts. In 1844 he denounced the Tex
as annexation scheme, as designed for the
extension of slarery. On June 3d, 18-
45, he issued the True American, devo
ted to the extinguishment of slarery in
his native State. The opposition to the
paper was violent, and in the August
following, while Mr. Clay was sick, his
press was seised by a mob, and sent to
Cincinnati. He was threatened by pub
lic resolution with assassination, but up
on his recovery he revived his paper,
printing it at Cincinnati and publishing
it in Lexington. He afterwards publish
ed a journal of similar sentiments in
Lexington and Loutsville. He served as
a captain of a volunteer company in the
Mexican war, and was taken prisoner,
Jan. 23d, 1847. In 1850 he separated
from the Whig party," and ran as a can
didate for Gorsrnor of Kentucky on tbo
basis of political organization against
slavery. He canvassed the State amid
great exeitement and peril, and received
nearly 5,000 votes. Since the organi
zation of the Republican party, he has
been identified with it, and bos done no
ble serrice in bis own State at the peril
of bis life, and in many other States also.
Escape from a Tea Years' Captivity
wita tne insjce xasuau.
A man calling himself James P. Kim
ball. accomDanied br his wife, arrived
in this city lost week, in dsstitnte circum
stances, and was generously afforded lodg
ing and board at the Pennsylnnia House
by Mr. Stine. Kimball relates that he
has just eseaped from ten years captivity
with the Snake Indians in Oresron. His
narrotire is-publiahed in the Reriew.i
Wo condense) the msin tacts :
In 1848 he left the home of hia fathsr.
Col. Newell Kimball of Syracuse, N.
Y.l for California, by the orerland route.
in company with bis father-in-law and
three unmarried daughters. When the
party with which be was traveling reach'
ed Chillicotbe Valley. Oregon, June 15th,
they were attacked by about 4,000 Snake
Indians, bnt defended themselves lor sev
eral hours, killing 800 Indians and losing
63 of their own number, leaving only 9
men,aod 4 women alive, who surrender
ed to the savages.
They were taken by the Indians to
Mineral Spring, at the bead of Chilli
cothe Valley, where a eoonefl of twenty
four braves decided, that they should. ran
the gauntlet. Tbe.next day Kimball ran
the gauntlet twice, with half an hour's in
terval between each time first for his
wife aad next for himself. The ssrae
day Mr. Neil, hie father-in-law, was also
compelled to run toe gauntlet, bnt was
knocked down" before reaching the eenrre
of the two Bass, when he waa sentenced
to be baned-ai the stake, which sentence
was pnt into execution the same evening,
in the oreeeoos of the party.
Another man ef the party was likewise
burned at the stake, alter wbtea tne la
diona . proceeded, to Fanadeer Valley,
Washington Territory;. Thecsptives
were washed is a "stream of water by
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squaws till it was thought the white"
blood was all washed out of them, when
the chief adopted them aa his children.
From that tims till fifteen months age,
they lired with the Indians, wandering
with them through different parts of the
country. Kimball became their "Medi
cine Man," or doctor, and professes to
have learned many remarkable cures for
cancer, rheumatism, ate. . How be final
ly escaped be does'not say ;' but after 'fif
teen months' travel he arrived in this
place lost week, and expects to rsturn to
New York as soon as bs csn obtain tha
His narrative is a strange one, and wa
presume it is true. Muscatine (Iowa)
Duel Between Abe Lincoln and .Gent
The Chicago Press and Tribune relates
the following anecdote of Abe Lincoln
and Gen. Shields :
A great deal of fun was had br the
jokers in Springfield, about an affair ia
which, long time ago, our good friend
Lincoln, the candidate for tho Presiden
cy, engaged. A yonng Iadj of that city,
now the wife of a distinguished states
man, wrote'a paragraph in a burlesque
vein for the Sangamon Journal, ia which
Gan. Shields was good humoredly ridi
culed for his connection with some pub
lio measure. The General was greatly
incensed, and demanded of the editor tho
nameof the o&mdiag party. "Old Sim"
nut him off with a request for twenty-five
hours to consider the matter, and shortly
afterwards, meeting Lincoln, told him
his perplexity. "Tell him I wrote it I"
said Lincoln ; and tell him be did. Af
ter a deal of diplomacy to get a retrac
tion of the offensive parte of the para
graph fn question, 8hields seat a chal
lenge, whioh Lincoln accepted, named
broadswords as the weapons, and an un
frequented, well-woeded island ia the
Mississippi, just below Alton, as the
"Old Abe" was first on the ground,
and when Shields arrived he found his
antagonist, his sword in one hand and a
hatchet in the other, with his coat off
clearing away the underbrush! Before
tha preliminary arrangements were com
pleted, John J. nordin, who somehow,
had got wind of what was afloat, appeared
at the scene, called them both d d fools,
and by bis arguments, addressed to their
common sense, and br his ridicule of tha
figure that they, two well grown, beard
ed men, were making there, each with a
frog-sticker in his hand, broke up the
fight. We do not know how Gen.
Shields feels, but ws have heard of Lin
coln's saying that the acceptance of the
challenge was the meanest thing be ever
did in his lifs. Hsrdin, than whom a
a braver man never stood, never came
out of that terrible charge at Buna Vista,
to which he led the 2d Regiment of Ill
inois Volunteers. If the events of bis
life passed in quick renew before his
mind as he lay wounded aad dying in
that fatal ravine, we donbt not that this
act of his, by which he prevented two
really brave men , from engaging in fatal,
strife, was not the least of the consola
tions of that bitter hoar.
An English View of the Impending
An English editor enlightens his read
ers upon the subjsct of American affairs
in i ne loiiowiug strain :
"The beautiful Republic so mash
vaunted by vainglorious Yaaksesseeas
to be on the brink of a precipice, from
wnicn retreat will be disgrace, aad to ad
vance, destruction. The very wisest of
American statesmen Banner, the Smith
brothers, Aaron Burr, and others ara
wrangling in the House of Parliament.
in the Columbia District, over a little
volume called the "Impending Crisis.'
written by an octoroon named Helper,
in which the author proves that, unless
the 8tates South of the State of New
Orleans agree to abolish negro slavery.
the North will sapply thsm with no
more shoe pegs, and utter financial ruin
will be the consequence. The members
of Parliament who quarrel over this sin
gular booki betray alt tha American' char
acteristies in their ssVogeabose of.eacb
other, and sometimes they; even come to
blows. The Hon. Charles 3amner, oae
of their number, was recently,fired upon
by a man named Hooks ; and juefbefore
the Asia sailed, it was reported that a
member named Asking was .detected in
the act of throwing away a heavy, rifle,
which he had previously managed to car
ry in a pocltet made expressly for it.
'Xaonga we nave no Barneaur,fata in
the ability of what the Amerieaae call
their Republican iastitntieae, wa are sor-
. - .
ry io see oar cousin woramg uair own
rain with the eJgesword of political in
eompatability. As free -bora English
men, we are beand to vaaethiso with "
the so colled Abolitionists of 4he JTortb
ern States of Georgia, Nashville. Har
per's Virginia, ete., irtieir efferts to
free negroes' fresn tltetr'asapegec ' Heme
of .the greatest Ma. now living ia Amer
ica ara Macka-tbe famous JsaaJkewB
wsa a.aegro, therefore the GovWaeV of
Harper's Ferry hang him. Horace
Greeley, the famoaa jenraaliat, is n negro;
their great . sesktatioa presshsr, Hsary
Wood.Beesher, iaasid to beaqaadreoa.. .
Yet, despite such eridanesaef the Afri
can's natural equality with tha whites ia
intellect aa wallas ia evetythiag else,
the 8hera raesabeta of rwaMat, fed
aa by,a .MivBipf i. afatawaisaiaTcsoejei
solva the Amstieaa Uniaa. if they are
aot allowed to held ihetr. slaves, ia. New
York." 4 ' ,
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