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VOLUME IV. NUMBER 36, j
THE STAB-8PA1CGLHD BASHES.
BY FBANCit B. KEY.
a! saj.cen J bT ,ne detrn'e "' ''f1"'
Will to pronelj tre hailed at the livilfjht'i last (leant'
Vfsoee bread itnpti and brif at ttars, throsjh the ptrilont
O'tr tht ramparts wa watthtd, wtrt aogiUuilj ilfiim
And tlit rotltt't rtd flsre, tbe bombs bnrtlief ia air.
GaTt proof, tkroerh tht nifhl, that our Big wai still than!
Oh! say, doti that Star-Span jlJ Banner yet wan
U'ti tht land oftha fret and the horn of tht brartt
Oa tht short, dim! (ten through tht tniiU tf tht deep,
Wbtrr tht foe't htorhty holt in drtad lilenct rrpoies.
What it that which tht brttit, o'tr the towering atttp
At it fitfully blows, halfconeeals, halfdiielesesl
New It eatxhet the gleam orthe morning's first beam;
Its fall glorj reflected, now shines on the strssm.
Tie the Bttr-Spngled Banner oh' long may it ware
O'er the land of the free and the home of the Irate!
And where is the band who so vaeetia-lj twore.
That tht havoe of war and tht battle's confusion,
A homt and a coontry ahoald leave is nt morel
Thtir blood has waihtd ont their fool footsteps' pollution'
Vt refuge cenld sare the hireling and slava
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grate:
Aad the Slar-Spangltd Ranner in trtomph doth wart
O'tr tht land of tht free and the home of tht brttt!
Ob! thss be it tvtr, when freemen shall sued
Between their loved homes and war's desoletitn;
Blesied with rictory and peace, may the Utartn-rtstotd
Fraist tht powtr that hath made and prtstrrtd cs a
Then tonqntr wt most, wbtn onr canst it is jnst;
And this be onr motto "In God is onr trust!"
And the Star Spangled Banner In trtomph shall wart
O'er the land of the free and the home of the bnve!
COLUMBIA'S VERSION UK "MIX ANDERSON."
Bob Axdkkio, dit Lena, Bob,
Whta w wr (3nt icqnmt,
Ya wr m Mm-i-to, Bolt,
Bcoi by orUr sent:
Hot now joa art) In Sumter, Bob.
Bee id tt joo chntt to go;
And blilni oa jna. tor how.
Bob Andtnon. my beta!
Bob ndVnon. mj lia, Bob,
1 relly don't know whether
I oojtht to like yoa bo. Bob.
CoDtidenn; that featber
I don't tika itinJin- armiet. Bob,
A ttt wall von know;
Hot I lova a MAN TH AT D REd TO ACT,
Bob liDEKSOf, my beau!
From Vauity Fiir.
Artemus Ward on the Union.
On retnrnin to my humsted in B.ildins
ville, iDJianny, resnntlr, my feller eit
tcriens extended a invite for me to 110-
ate to 'em on the Krybis. I excepted,
& on Iarst Toosday nite I peared be4 a
C ofjtiphirned faces in the Red Skool
Home. I spoke neerly as follers :
Baldinsrillmi: Hereto4, as I hav nnmer
oaly obsarved.I hav abstntined from hav
in any sentiments or principles, raj politics
like my religion, being of a exceedin ac
commodatin character. Bntthefack can't
be no longer disguised that a Krysis ii
on ns, & I feel it's my dooty to except
yonr invite for one consecutive nite only.
I ipove the inflammatory individooala
who a'sisted in projneing this Kryis
know what good she will do, bnt I ain't
'hamed to state I don't scarcely. But
t ho Krysis is hear. She's been hear for
everal weeks it Goodness nose how
long she'll tay. But I venter to assort
that she's rippin things. She'r. knockt
trade into a cockt up hat and chaned
Bimtss of all kinds tighter nor I ever
chaned any of my liviu wild Beests.
Allow me to hear dygress And state that
my Beests at present is as harmless as a
new-born babe. Ladys fe gentlemeu
needn't have no fears on that pint.
To resoom Altho I can't exackly
see what good this Krysis can do, I can
very quick say what the origernal cawz
of her is. The otiginal cawz is Onr Af
rikan Brother. I was into Barnitn's
Moozenm down to New York the other
day, it I saw that exsentric Etheopian,
th"VhatIIt. Sezl. "Mister What
Is It, yonr folks air raisin thunder with
this grate country. You're gettin to be
nither mora numeris than interestin. It
M a pity you coodent go orf snmwhares
by yourselves, and be a nashnn of What
v 'ta'i 'k0' !.f yu'" coose me, I
thooden't care about marryin among you.
No dowt you're exceedin to hum, bnt
our stile of Invliness isn't adapted to
this cold climit. He larfed into my face,
which rather Riled me, as I had been
perfecktly virtoous and respectable in
my observashnns. So. sez I. tnrnin a
leetle red in the face, 1 spect, "Do you
nave the nnblnshin impoodents to say
yon folks haven't raised a big men of
thunder in this brite land, Mister What
'" e 'arei ftR,n worser no be4,
whereupon I np andsez: "Go home.
ir, to Afriky's bnrnin shores, and taik
II the What Is Its along. Don't think
w can't spair your interestin picture.
.ton What Is Its air on the pint of smash
jnP the greatest GuT'ment ever erec
dby man, t you actooally bar the ow
fuity to larf about it. Go homt. Ton
low cuss ! ' '
I was workt np to a high pitch, & I
Proceeded to a Restorator t cooled orf
wn mm little fishes biled in ile I be
lleI,e 'hey called 'em sardeens.
Feller Sitterznns, the Afrikan may be
ow Brother. BeTeral hily respectable
Pntlemen. and torn talentid females tell
. 4 for argymrofs sake I mite be
m00? 8rant 5t' tho' I on'1 bleve it
rrtf. Bnt the Afrikan'isn't onr sister
& our wife t our nncle. Ha isn't sevral
of our brothers fe all onr fust wife's re
lashuns. He isn't our grandfater, and
our Aunt in the country. Scarcely, fc
yet nnmeris persona would have ns think
so. It'a troo be runt Congress fe sevral
other public groserys, but then he ain't
everybody fe everybody else likewise.
Notiu to biziniss man of Vanity Fair:
Extra charge for this last remark. Its
a goak. A. W.
But we've got the Afrikan, or rather
he's got us, tt now what air we goin to
do about it? He's a oiful noosance.
Praps he isn't to blame for it. Praps
he was created for some wise purpnss.
like the measles and New Englan rum,
but its mity hatd to sea it. At any rate
he's no good here. & as I stated to Mr.
What Is It, it's a pity he conden't go
orf eomewhares quietly by hisself, whore
he could ware red wssskits it speckled
neckties and gratterfy his ambishun in
varis interestin wase, withont bavin a
eternal fuss kept tip abont him.
Praps I'm bearin down too hard upon
CufFy. Cum to think an it, I am. H
wooldn't be Rtich on infernal noosance if
white people would let him alone. He
mite indeed be interestin. And now I
think of it, why can't white people let
him ? What's the good of continnerly
stirrin him np with a ten foot pole ?
He isn't the sweetest kind of Perfooniery
when in a nntral stait.
Fuller Sitterznns, the Union's in dan
ger. The black devil disunion is trooly
here, starein ns all squarely in the face !
We must drive him back. Shall we
make a 2nd Mexico of ourselves ? Shall
we hell our birthrite for a meis of pot
ash ? Shall one brother put t.ie knife to
the throat of another brother 7 shall
the Star Spangled Banner he cut np into
dishcloth ? Standiu herein litis heie
Skoolhouhe, upon my native shore, to to
speek, 1 answer rary!
Oh I you fellers who air raisin this
row t who in the nnt place started it.
I'm 'khamed of you. The Showman
blushes for yon from bis boots to the
topmost liar npon his weneraule head.
I say to the South don't sesenh 1
say to the galyiaut peple of that sunny
land, jes lock up a few of them teinn &
roariu fellers ofyourn insuni strong box
es and send 'em over to Mexico. And
we peple here up North will consine an
rkal numbvr of our addle brained rip
norter.s to the same Iokalerty, it thar lei
'em fits it out among theii selves. No
knnsekents, not the slitNt, which licks
Why shooden't the ppple who got up
tms lite do the ntin 7 Git these ornery
critters ont of the way, t the sensible
peple of the North it South can fix the
matter up very easy. And when tu fixt
let both secschuus resolve to mind their
Fuller Sitterznns, I am in the Sheer
and Yeller leaf. I shall peg out 1 of
these dase. But while I do stay here I
shall stay in the Union. I know not
what the Supervizers of Baldinsville may
conclude to do, mit for 1, I shall stand
by the Stars & Stripes. - Under no cir
enmstance whatsomever will I ss.e.ih.
Let every Stait in the Union sesesh it let
the PalmetUr flngs flote thicker nor shirt
on Square Baxter's close Hue, still I will
stick to the good flag. The country may
go to the devil but I won't ! And next
Summer when I start out on my cam
pane with my Show, wharever I pitch
my little tent, yon r-hall see florin pro wd
ly from the center pole thereof the Amer
ikan Flag, with nary a star wiped ont,
nary a stripe less, but the same old flag
that alters flotid thar ! and the price of
admission will ho the same it alters was
15 cents, children half price.
Feller Sitterzeii", lm dun. Accordm-
ly I squatted. A. Ward.
The StaU'Spanolbd Baxner. Many
of our readers may be unacquainted with
the circumstancas attendinz the origin f
the song bearing the above title, hence.
a brief recital of the same may not De
A Rritixh fleet was in Chesapeake Bay.
The commander had planned the fall of
Fort MoHenry, and the immediate cap
ture of Baltimore. A gentleman of that
rtr Francii Scott Key. ( father of Phil
ip Barton Key, who fell at the hand of
Daniel E. Sickle.) nndera Hagot truce,
went on board a British frigate, to effect
the release oT a friend. While on board,
it was decided to begin the attack at once,
and he was detained, for fear that if per
mitted tn denart their dans wonld be
discovered. The frigato bore down npon
Ft. McHenry before nightfall, ana coin
menced hostilities. As night closed in,
Mis Rdhimnrean looked Droudlv upon
the American flag streaming over the
ramparts. All that dreary night tea me
British shot, gallantly and defiantly an
swered by vthe, brave soldiers in the fort.
H rnnld onlr now and then seo onr flag
still flying, by the blaz of a rocket in the!
.;.ic nr iha ilnrb-nntt Ann when mor-
nicg came, the Star-Spangled Banner
still floated in proud defiance, to the. 'sur
prise of the Union, who tnougnt me ion
would surrender in an heur.
A Nra Statb. One writer from Ten
nessee, anticipating the christening of
Southern Uonlederacy, 'proposes 10 c
it the State of Starvation J"
Tn Phi1..Ulnhia. thieves nret'end to
quarrel and fight in the street, for tht
purpose of robbing such benevolent per
sons as may interfere to separata them. -
A n.trJniTr! diversion at one of the New
York theatres is annonnced, riz: the
" Star Sptngled Banner," twig by aor
tignir CarlFormes. - '
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, .THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1861.
Panon Brownlow for the Union.
HE IS ANXIOUS FOR A FIGHT.
The Knoxville (Tenn.) Whig, edited
by Rev., W. G. Brownlow, comes to ns
overflowing with Union sentiments of the
most earnest and unmistakable character.
We extract some paragraphs :
THE FARSOS, AKD SKNATOE JOHHSOS HE
WICtrFIOHT THE BRSATOtt's TRADCCERS.
A nnrlinn C rhs T) tsan1r'intt,lrsi HjimArt.
iVtW sjijimwu t ttftAO UIVljDilUllUgV AVSUiUW
racy-are stating that Whigs and Union
men uugiu.imi sua uurning ui siuunson
in effiirv- All man mnlrinir tlita .tara.
OJ - -- ...v.. HVB.0 ...... ....
raent, whether of high or low degree, are
i-iaks aim scoundrels, ana i. so puonsn
them upon my responsibility.
I am no admirer of Senator Johnson,
and don't shoulder his quarrels, but write
to vindicate myself from the conspiracy
of the scoundrels I have published the
names of. I seek no difficulty, and will
not attack any man ; but I shall spend
this entire day on Gay street unaccompa
nitd by any man, to give these God-forsaken,
hull-deserving scoundrels an op
portunity to inflict upon me such pun
ishment as their matchless wisdom may
A PIECE 0F AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
As it regards ray nativity, I was born
and raised in Wythe county, Virginia,
and my parents were both natives of the
name State. I have lived in East Tenn
essee for thirty years ; and, though I am
now fifty-five years of age, I walk erect,
have but few gray hairs, and Icok to be
younger than any whisky-drinking, to
bacco- chewing, profane-swearing Seces
sionist in any of the Cotton States of
forty years !
THE PARSON'S CREED.
I am for my country, and on tho side
of the General Government, and in oery
contest, either at sea or on land, I shall
rejoice in the triumph of the Government
troops fighting under thestars and stripes.
Should Tennesee go out of the Union, 1
shall continue to denounce secesiionism
aud war against the storms of fanaticism
at the North, and the assaults of denia
gognes and traitors at the South, though
their number be legions. In all candor.
I believe that in a Southern Confederacy
the freedom of speech and of the press
will be denied, and for the exercise of
them I will be hung. But, come what
may, through weal or woe, in peace or
war, no earthly power shall keep me
from denouncing the enemies of my coun
try, until my tongue and pen are paral
yzed in death'! Ouco dostroyed, thin
Union can neer be reconstructed. And,
with others, I have resolved that no earth
ly power shall prevail against it ; that it
shall be "perpetual," as our fathers in
tended it "one and indivisible, now and
forever." W. G. Brownlow,
Editor of Knoxville Whig.
The Murder of Elijah F. lorejoy.
The New York Evening Post, in an
article on Owen Loveioy s late speech in
Congress, this alludes to the mnrder of
his brother by a pro-slavery mob from
Elijah P. Lovejoy, the brother of Ow
en Lovrjoy, was a native of Maine, and
was graduated at Waterville Uollego in
1S28. He practiced law some time in
St. Louis, Mo., bnt subsequently entered
the church, became an agent of the Sun
day School Union, and was finally selec
ted to conduct a teligious paper in St.
Louis. In hiseditorial capacity he main
tained the right of an American eitizen
to free discussion ; and when a free col
ored man was burned to death near St.
Louis, he rebuked the savage outrage in
such terms as it deserved. And for this
he was driven out of the State of Mis
souri. He next established himself at Alton,
111., and began the publication of a pa
per called the Alton Observer. In this
journal he avowed his opposition to the
system of slavery, and published a Ions
exposition of his views on the subject.
liemg on the border of a slave btats,
three times his office was demolished snd
his press was destroyed ; bnt his friends
came promptly to his assistance, and re
placed the property of which his enemies
hud deprived him, in violation ot law
and justice. The publication of the Ob
server was therefore resumed.
In November, 1837, Mr. Lovejoy 's
press having been recently destroyed, and
a new one ordered, a meeting was called
ostensibly for the purpose of allaying ex
citement, but really to intimidate the bold
advocate of free speech. Mr. Lovejoy
appeared at this meeting, and in a brilli.
unt and manly speed), defended the free
dom of conscience and the liberty of the
press. Soon after his press arrived, and
on the 6th of November, 18S7, it was
lodged in a stona warehouse, where Mr.
Lovejov and some of bis friends took
shelter, ready to defend it against an ex
pected attack. The mob assembled the
same night snd fired npon the building.
but failing to dislodge the occupants,
they attempted to set fire to the ware
house. .Mr. Lovjoy went out to prevent
them, when he wu shot dead, pierced
with three buckshot.
Mr. Lovejoy left a wife and three chil
dren. Mrs. Lovejoy stood by him nobly
in all his trials, and particularly dnring a
brutalfAssault upon him previous to the'
fatal affray at Alton.
When Mr. Lovejoy's mother learned
the tidings of his death, she calmly ex
claimed ; ."It is well. I had rather ha
should fall a martyr to bis cause than
prove recreant to his principles."
- fiweet are the slumbers of the virtuous.
That's so we've'triedlitr Ex.
CONSTITUTION AND THE
BORDER 8T ATE ABTH1M. '
"DONTt GIVE TJP-THE SHIF!"
BT WtLUAH D.'OALLAOHER.
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fr I. tR.r
Daat iit up tht 'ship. .
Onr EtfleoftktSte, ,TS H .- -Wane
ftUui for ttvttjftoaruf.ai storm- ''
Has borVe the brart aajrtt!
In old octant wild eoaaasotitn,
Sbt haief) btea'wbelmU In floors;
Bat has broken, with n toktn
Of God's bletiiif, fiotn tht doom.
Don't (ire np to ship,
Oar fnardiaa of tht land.
Whose flag , nararl'd to nil Ibt world,
A eontinent baa epann'd
Nt'tr a'trpowertd, nermr lowered
In disgrace to an host.
The tree story of its (lor.
Is the nailen'a rtrondest bonst.
Dont five up the ship, S
Our champion of the pest.
Whose noblest scars belong to ware
That strock her like Mast:
Ererj bailie's ierr rattle.
Found her rooted like a rock;
And when ended, still nnstranded,
8he f raw mif htltr for tlit shock.
Don't fire np tht ship.
Oar bout throng bout nil lends.
Vow doom'd to know ite deadliosfcjblow
From parricidal hands.
Though 'mid breakers, and with wrttktra
Hovering roond like birds of prty?
ITori tctttlUr! aad shell wtathtr
Ont tho Storm, aad make tho Be.
SPEECH OF GEN. EILEY,
In the House of Representatives of His
souri, rcbruary 8, 1881.
After a long and heated discussion on
tho referenco of a bill amending tho char
ter of the city of Carondelet, to a stand
ing committee of the House:
Mr. Riley obtained tho floor, and ad
dressed thu House :
Mn Fr-EAKun : Eveiyhody is a pitch
iii into this matter like toad frogs into
a willow swamp, on a lovely evening in
the balmy month of June, when the mel
low light of the full moon fills with a
delicious flond the thin ethereal atmos
pheric nir. Applause. Sir, I want to
put in a word, or perhaps a word and a
There seems to be a disposition to
fight. I say, if there is any fighting to
be done, come on with your corn-cobs
and lightning-bugs 1 Applause. In
the language of the ancient Roman:
'Come one, come all, this rook shall 11
From its rm base, i a n pig's eve."
Now, there has been a great deal of
bombast here to-day. I call it bombast
from "Alpha" to "Omega." (I don't
understand the meaning of the words
thongh.) Sir, the question to refer, is a
great ana magmncent question. it is
the all-absorbing question like a sponge,
sir a large unmeasurable sponge, of
globe shape, in a small tumbler of water
it sucks up everything. Sir, I stand
here with the weapons I have designated,
to defend the rights of St. Lonis connty,
the rights of any other county even the
county of Cedar itself. (Laughter and
applause. Sir, the debate has assumed
a latitudinoisity. We have had a little
black-jack buncombe, a little two-bit
buncombe, bombast-bnncoraba, bung
hole buncombe, aad tba devil and his
grandmother knows what other kind of
Why, sir, just give some of 'em a lit
tle Southern soap and a little Northern
water, and quicker than a hound pup can
lick a skillet they will make enough buncombe-lather
to wash the golden flock that
roams abroad the azure meads of heav
en. Cheers and laughter. I allude to
the starry firmament.
The Spbakeb. The gentleman is ont
of order. He must confine himself to
Mr. Rilet. Just retain yonr linen if
yon please. I'll stick to the text as close
as a pitch plaster to a pine plank, or a
lean pig to a hot jam rock. Cries of "go
on ;" "you'll do."
I want to say to these carboneriferons
gentlemen, these igneous individusls,
thee detonating demonstrators, these
pereginous volcanoes, come on with yonr
combastibles 1 If I don't well, I'll
sock the gulf of Mexico through a goosa
quill. Laughter and applause. Per
haps you thins I am diminutive tubers
and sparse in the mundane elevation.
Yon may discover, gentlemen, yon. 'are
laboring nnder as great a misapprehen
sion as though you had incinerated yonr
inner vestment. In tba language of the
" I waa not bora ia a thieket
To be scared bj a cricket." (Appiiaso.
Sir, we have lost onr proper position.
Our proper position is to the zenith and
nadir our heads to the one. onr heels to
the other, at right angle u ith tha hori
zon, spanded by that azure are of .the
lustrqns firmament, bright with the car
ruscations of innumerable constellations,"
and prond as a specklebVetud bona oa
county court day. Cheers.
"But how have the mighty fallen," in
the language of tba poet Silversmith. ;
We have lost onr proper position. We
have assumed a sloshindisular or a diag
anological position. And what is the
cause? Echo answers "buncombe," air,
"buncombe." Tha people have been fed
on buncombe, while a lot of spavined,
ringboned, hamstrung, wiadgslled, swyn
ied, splitboofed, distempered, pollerilled,
pot-bellied politicians have had their no
ses in the public crib until there" ain't
fodder enough' left to make a gruel for a
sick grasshopper. Cheers and lsngh
ter. - '
Sir, these hungry brats keep tugging
attne public pap. They say, "let down
yonr milk, Suckey, or you'll have a sp'ilt
bag. Do they think they can 6 tuft such
buncombe down onr craw ? No, sir ;
yon might as well try to stuff butter in a
wild cat with a hot awl. The thing can't
Tha pnblic grind-stone is a great in
stitution, air yes, sir, a great institu
tion. One of the greatest perhaps that
erer rose, reigned or fell. But, sir, there
is too much private cutlery ground. The
thing won't pay. Occasionally a big
axe is brought in to he fixed up, osten
sibly for the purpose of hewing down the
gnarled trunks of error and clearing out
the brush wood ot ignorance and folly
that obstruct the pnblic highway of pro
gress. The machine whirls ; the axe is
applied. The lookers-ou are enchanted
with the brilliant sparks elicted. The
tool is polished ; keenly edged ; and,
while the pnblic stare in gaping expec
tancy of seeing the road cleared, the im
plement is slyly taken off to improve tho
private seres of some "faithful friend of
the people." What is the result ? The
obstructions remain nnmoved. The peo
ple curse because the car lags or, if it
does move, 'tis at tha expense of a bro
ken wheel and jaded and sore-backed
team. I tell you, the thing won't pay.
The time will come when the nasal pro
montories of these disinterested grinders
will be put to the stone, instead of their
hardware. Applause. I am mighty
afraid the machine is a going to stop.
The groass is giving out thundering fast.
It is begining to creak on its axis. Gen
tlenien, it is my private opinion, confi
dentially expressed, that all the "grit" is
pretty near wore off. Applause.
Mr. Speaker, you must excuse me for
my latitudiuosity and circumlocntori
ness. My old blunderbuss scatters ama
zingly, but if anybody gets peppered, it
ain't my fault if they are in the way.
"Sir, these d.indadical, supersquirtical,
mahogany-faced gentry what do they
know about the blessings of freedom ?
Abont as much, sir, as a toad-frog does
of higbglory. Do they think they can
escapo me? I'll follow them through pan
demonium and high water ! Cheers and
These are the ones that have got onr
liberty polo off its perpendicularity. 'Ti
they who would rend thestars and stripes
that noble flag, the blood of our revo
lutionary fathers emblemed in its red.
The purity of the cause for which they
died denoted by the white ; the bine
the freedom attained, like the azure air
that wraps their native bills and lingers
on their lovely plains. Cheers. The
high bird of liberty sits perched on the
topmost branch, but there is secession salt
on his glorious tail. I fear he will no
more spread his noble pinions to soar
beyond the azure regions of the boreal
pole. But let not Miisouri pull the last
feather from bis sheltering wing to plume
a shatt to pierce his noble breast ; or,
what is the same, make a pen to sign a
secession ordinance. Applause. Alas,
poor bird, if they drive you from the
branches of the hemlock of the North,
and the palmetto of tho South, come over
to the gum-tree of the West, and we will
protect your noble birdship, while water
grows and grass runs. Immense ap
plause. Mr. Speaker, I subside for the
Locisville Jocrjulisms. The Wash
ington Star says the csuse of secession
must soon have aid or-it will perish. We
are half disposed to throw it a rope.
Old Abe is pursuing a zig zag conrse
to get to Washington. We hope he
will not do tho same thing after he does
A Mississippi paper says that the
Scotch of that State are all for secession.
We presume then that the secession canse
in Mississippi is "ttcotched."
No good man will despair of the Un
ion. He who has no hope of his country
should have none of Heaven.
What if the worst fate befall Sonth
Carolina? Charleston Courier.
Why then tho worst will have come
to the worst.
Sonth Carolina strongly disapproves
the action of the Montgomery Convcn
tion, or Congress. Is she going to tub-
mit to it ? Is she such a poor-spirited
"tubmitsionitt" as to do that?
Tho New York Times professes not to
know "what South Carolina is aiming
at" 8he has talked for some time of
aiming at Ft. Sumter.
Tho secession organs say that the non-
seceding States must and shall acknowl
edge the independence of the cotton
States. Ah ! is there "coercion in that
We don't know what may be consid
ered the forte of the South Carolina se
cessionists, bnt it evidently isn't Fert
Prbitice o Bbxjamik. The Louis
ville Journal copies Doctor Bacon's ex
pose of the thieving college days of Sen
ator Benjamin, and then says':
Of course his career as a pnblic man,
whether in the United States or in Lou
isiana, is at an end forever. We ehonld
think that every gentleman, to whom he
dares speak, would give him what may
be called a stern salutation. If be baa
aay more sensibility than gropber or a
terrapin, he will either hansr himself.
jump into the Mississippi with a big
stone abont his neck, swallow a spoonful
of ratsbane, crawl into a hols' in" 'the
groundor eut for tho -prairies: .-'
GOD BLESS OUR NATIVE LAND.
God Lien onr nint laml'
firm may ih tvr tUad,
Thro storm aad night!
When tha wlU tampatu rata.
Rater of wind an I war.
UoTtioa or country isie,
Foe har Asr prjr hall n,
To Uotl attovathe iiia.;
Oa Him w wait.
Lord, htar oor Nation, art.
Be? TJioa forerer nlgh;
May Freedom Btvrrdii;
God lara this Suta!
THE PALMETTO STATE.
Knew je tht land or the cotton and cane.
Where tht nejro it whipped aad the sthoolmaittr s'aml
Where the tire-eaten flonnib. and madl proclaim
This Union of States shall no lonfer remnmt
Where rebellion is ripe, and from mountain to coast.
Is echoed the tread of the f athennf host!
lis the land or the r?estb, 'tis the heme of the slare.
Where freedom mult die is there no hand to tavel
Tes; her champion ret lives, for ever; one I low,,
That Andersen's safe In the midst ofhis foes.
The Gold Fields of the Bocky Moun
tains. A. late number of the Rocky Moun
tain News has the following facts and
speculations relative to the Gold Fields
of Jefferson Territory and that region :
"From all the information we have
been able to gather, we are convinced
that the great theatre of gulch or placer
mining operations the coming season,
will be on the Bine and other tributaries
of tho Grand Rivsr. In Georgia, Hum
bug, French, Utah, Gold Run and many
other gulches tributary to the Blue, gold
diggings have already been opened, and
the longer they aro worked tho richer
they prove. No other diggingsyet found
have, to any extent, compared with some
of the gulches named, except a short sec
tion of California Gulch. There aro
doubtless other gulches in the same neigh
borhood, that aro equally as rich, and
timo and labor are only required to do
velop them. Along tho Blue, in its
banks and bars, there are good diggings,
probably tha best of tho kind yet found,
and when the river is tnrnod or flumed
so that its bed can be laid bare, yields of
gold will doubtless be obtained that will
equal anything ever found in California.
"The Grand river, for over a hundred
miles below the mouth of the Blue, has
been slightly prospected and found rich
in gold. It is the opinion of experienced
prospectors who last year traveled np tho
ijrranu, from the mouth of its Honth
Fork, for over a hundrod miles, that from
two to ten dollars per day to tlio man
could be made on almost any of its bars,
by the use of any ordinary mining ap
pliances, and by hydraulics, or, by turn
ing the river, a much larger amount could
be realized. Doubtless other tributaries
of the Grand, coming in below the Blue,
are equally rich in gold. They take their
rise in the gold belt, and more or less of
the precions metal must havo found its
way down their conrse. Altogether, wo
think the western slope, opposite the head
waters of the Platte and Arkansas rivers,
a far more promising field of enterprise
than the as yet mythical region of tho
Sierra San Juan. The gold belt will in
all probability be found unbroken. At
present it is believed to be obscured, or
covered np in places, bnt a few years will
in our opinion, derelop it continnonsly.
Going south-tvest from Gregory, it is
readily traced to the headwaters of Clear
Creek, where it enters the Snowy Range
and is lost. It evidently pursues a course
parallel with the range for some distance,
and the leads crop ont on the bead waters
of the Flatle, Bine and Arkansas, whero
they make deep indentures in the divid
ing ridge. The belt is then again lost
nntil it reaches the Sierra La Plata in the
new San Jnan region."
s s s
A Good Hit. The Frankfort (Ky.)
Commonwealth publishes the following
proposition to the Secessionist Payne of
Hon. Robert O. Payne of Tenntttte
Dear Sir: Having lost winter (dnring
our trip to Columbus) heard you recap
itulate yonr interest in
The bones of our ancestors.
The ashes of onr forefathers.
The tomb of Washington.
Bunker Hill Monument,
Mount Vernon and
The Stars and Stripes;
snd having recently learned that, in yonr
opinion, said property had depreciated,
the object of this commnnieation is to
desire you, at your very earliest conveni
ence, to advise ns of the vary lowest snm
yon charge ns for a quit claim deed to
toe entire lot.
Leoislatcrss or Kentcckt.
Frankfort, Feb. 8, 1861.
The Pelicai- Flao Bipcdiated. The
Louisiana Legislature, on the 13th inst.,
discarded, the Pelican flag, the bird being
pronounced "ungainly in sight, filthy in
habit, and cowardly in nature." The
following flag wu adopted amidst the
enthusiastic plaudits of the spectators:
The flag is composed of thirteen stripes,
bine, white and red, -alternates, so as to
represent the thirteen old colonies, as well
as the tricolor flag, of France. The Un
ion is composed oft pale yellow star" in
a aqnare field ef red, to represent the na
tional colors of tha flag of Spain thus
grouping together three nationalities,
emblematic of the origin of the State.
A writer in the Atlantic Monthly, de
scribing the Americans, says: "They
have skins of ice, and veins filled with
burning lava." i.
$2.00 PER ANNUM, IX ADVANCE.
WHOLE NUMBER, 192.
The Warning of Jackson.
The unpublished letter of Gen. Jack
son to Rev. A. J. Crawford, read from
i the original by Mr. Sumner, in his recent
I speech in the Senste, cannot be too often
J read or too deeply pondered by tha peo
pie. It is as follows:
Washiitotost. May 1, 1833.
Mr Dear Sir: I have bad a
' laborious task here: but nullification is
dead, and its actors and courtiers will on
, ly be remembered by the people to beex
, ecrated for their wicked desigua to sever
j and destroy the only good government on
the globe, and that prosperity and hap
j piness we enjoy over ovory other portion
I of tho world. Hainan's irallows ousht
to bo the fate of all such ambitious mon
who would involve, their country in oivil
war, and all the evils in its train, that
they might reign and ride on its whirl
winds and direct the storm. The free
people of these United States havo spoken,
and consigued these wicked domagoguea
to their proper doom . Take care of yonr
nnllifiers; you have them among you;
let them meet with the indignant frown
of every man who loves bis country.
The tariff, it is noto known, was n mr
pretext; its burden was on your coarse
woolens. Uy the law of July, 1832.
coarse woolen was reduced to fivo par
cent, for the benefit of the Sonth. fcfr
Clay's bill takes it up and classes it with
wooiens at hity per cent., reduces it grad
ually to twenty per cont.. and there it is
to remain, and Mr. Calhonn and all thm
nnllifiers agree to the principle. The
casn unties and home valuation will be
eqnal to fifteen per cent, more, and after
the year 1842 voa nav on coaraa wnnlpn
thirty-five per cent. If this is not pro
tection, 1 cannot understand; therefore,
the tariff wat nly the pretext, and DIS-
uruuiN ajj A SOUTHERN CON
FEDERACY THE REAL OBJECT.
THE NEXT PRETEXT WILL BE
THE NEGRO OR SLAVERY QUES
TION. My health is not good, but it is im
proving a little. Present me kindly to
your lady and family, and believe me to
be your friend. I will always be happy
to hear from yon.
The Rev. Andrew J. Crawford.
The Sacc op Wheatland and the
LaKCASTER FEXCinLEB Tfl T.anl.-
Foncibles have refused to turn ont on Mr.
uuKuauan s return to his residence at
.Yueauanu. me rhiiadeipbla Press
Political feeling has nothing to do
with this. Tho Fencibles had been sleet
ed his guard of honor, and therefore set
out as his escort to Washington in March,
1857. They had reached Baltimore when
tho old gentleman gave them tha slip
and went on to Washington withont
them. They pocketed tha affront, .rmni.
dered their muskets, and tha nnrt i
joined in the inauguration of the Presi
dent ar. wasnington. The Fencibles
flxedon the next day for returning home.
appomiea a committee ot otlicers to wait
upon the President to so inform liim
and desired him to name a time that af
ternoon, evening, or next morning, to
receive them. The committee reported
to the company, that Mr. Buchanan be
ing fatigued, and intending to attend tha
Inauguration Ball, he could give them
no reception that day, or the next morn
ing. In fact, he could not say that ha
could receive them at all; but, liberal
old gentleman that he is, be sent fifteen
dollart to the eomnanv hv th hnmtm r
the captain, to be expended tit drinking
mj neaun i nopon says tne hlteen dol
lars were not spent in the precise manner
requested, and that the Fencibles wen
seen on Pennsylvania Avenue shortly af
ter, doing a little Of the tnlWt rlnnfila.
quick marching toward the railroad eta-
uou iuai nas ueen scon in Wasuington
since the days of General Ross.
Mr. Bcchaxah's Authorship. The
Historical Magazine says : "Since it is
announced that Mr. Buchanan will favor
the public, after his retirement from office
with a series of sketches of men eminent
in political life, of whom there has here
tofore been no fitting memorial, it may
not be a violation of any confidence to
say, that it is believed he will undertake
a more formal work with regard to Pres
ident Polk." A history of bia own Ad
ministration, as President, wonld be
much more difficult to write than a aim
pie biography of Mr. Polk. Should
Mr. Buchanan undertake this autobio
graphical work, it may properly be en
titled, "Apology for my Four Years'
The Lcxch Eatixq Secessioxists or
New Orleass. The following extract
from a private letter, dated New Orleans,
Feb. lltb. gives, we hare no doubt, a
very faithful aketeh of the secession mob
which now controls New Orleans :
They are all down here for fight, and"
there are mora soldiers, and Colonels,
Generals, and Captains, than yon aver
saw. The moat of them have lived oa'
lnnch for the last eight years to my cer
tain knowledge, bnt are now fed on perk
and beans by the Stste, and begin to look
Professor Gardiner, the New England
soap man, says his aoap will take oat all
stains except these af Buohsaan's Ad
ministration. The Prodigal SonwasaScriptareeata "
of secession. He commenced with arro
gance, aad ended in a pig-pea 1
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