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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR 4ND NJBLISIER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
TERMS $2.M rER ASNUM, IN 1DT1NCE.
VOLUME IV. NUMBER 40.J
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1861,
WHOLE NUMBER, 196.
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STAND BY THE UNION.
BY W. II. HAYWABD.
Aim W; (1 FToxos.
Here' to tbit clarions Union,
So iltar to yoo nnl me,
Boond by tho Constitntion,
Id the bosdf ofcaitj.
llama of the patriot Watthinjjton,
Uor nation boat and i-ri Jf
Hi liHe was fortMi Union,
Which wa will not divide.
Istaad by the Union,
Whatever mtj betitlt;
The Start and Stripe forerrr,
Wuhiof toa onr aide.
Onr fathen fought for freedom.
And fthed their Hon.! and died;
They left to oa thit htntaft,
A country au aad id.
They bound oi in tbit Union,
And bad m card it well;
Tbit we thaald be united.
And never 4are rebel.
h'land by the Union, ate.
Brtve JacVton was a hero,
From troth he nerrr twerred;
He twore thit Federal Union
Mmt ever be preserved.
He toojht responsibility.
Jio failure did be fear;
He loved onr florioot Union,
The Stan and Sfripti so dear.
taad by the Union, ate.
And he who conquered Mexico,
On Cerro Gordo plain,
Bold Winfield Scott, who beat the foe.
And bled at ImuAj Lane;
And "Rough and Ready, tried and tret.
Whose deeJt we love to tell;
The Uoion was their platform.
For it they fonj-ht to well.
Stand by the Union, fcc.
A Webster and a Henry Clay,
Were Union men and true;
Tby lived for then United States,
And died at patriots do.
Firm on the Confutation,
United they did stand;
God blest oar native land!
Stand by tbe Union, fce.
Brave Lawrence, In the Navy,
Said Don't five np the ship!
So long as we're anited,
Wrallth world can whip.
Stand by onr glorious ensign,
Onr own Red, White and Bine,
With onr ship, the Constitution,
Manned by a Union crew.
$land by the Union, ate.
Fair women will support nt.
At they did in days of yore;
They love at and onr reentry.
We will their charms adore.
Three chert for lovely woman!
They aid nt all they can;
Thtir heart ar for the Union
For Union to a man.
is land by tbe Union, Ate.
We won't dissolve tba Union,
While the Stars and Stripes shall wave;
They float in triumph o'er ns.
The ensign of the brave;
TUy trl! u of the btlU?i
IW our forefather woa;
Onr eigtt soaring upwards.
With the name of Wahinjton.
Stand by tbe Union, ate.
Then wave again the Start and ? tripes,
Co1amhiai flag, on high;
The Urnon we will right for.
And by her stand or die.
We will gaze opon the eagle.
As she moonta lowerdt the sun.
In hr beak the words ''The Union,
Endorsed by Washington.
Stand by the Union. Jet.
TUE LAUG1ILNG HERO.
AN INCIDENT OF THE MASSACRE
- . " .
it was th
morning of the 17th of
Mrrrh. 1836 Aurora, mother of dews
and miitreN or the mam-ion of golden
cloads, came, aa she almost ever conies
to the livinir greenery of the plaint of
Goliad a thing of bssnty, qneen of the
sky, on a throne of burning amber, robed
in the crimson of tire, with a diadem of
purple, and streamers of painted pink;.
Oh ! it was glorious morning for poeta
to sing of earth, or a saint to pray to
heaven; bnt neither poet'a song nor
saint s prayer made the matins of the
place and hour. Alaa ! no : it wu a
rery different sort of manic
A nntnher of hoarse drums roared tke
Iond reveille, that awoke four hundred
iexan prisoners and their guard fonr
iimes tneir nnmberof Mexican KOldiers
the tide of the Chief Butcher's grand
The prisoner! were immediately ram
moped to parade before tke posts, in the
njsjnstreet of the tillage; and every eye
sparkled with joy, and every tongue ut
tered its shouts the involuntary" excla
mation of confidence and hope-Thanks
to noble Santa Anna 1 He is going to
xecute the treaty 1 We shall be ehipped
t our beloved United States ! We shall
ate our dear friends once more 1" 8nch
were the cheerfnl cries with which the
American volunteers, and the few Tex
an among them, greeted the order to
form into line.
. The line wag formed, and then broken
into two coloms, when every instrument
of music in the Mexican boat eouBdtd a
Sserry march; and thy moved at a quick
tap over the prairie towards tbe west
rive minutes afterwards, a singular
uiaiogue occurred betwixt the two lead'
ot! the front column of prisoners:
"XOhWZ I """" i," , VT.
What makes yoa walk m la.e.Col.l
1? Are yonwoiraded !" asked a tall,
handsome man. with blue eyes, and bra
very Hashing forth in all their beams.
"Col. Fannin. I walk lame to keep
from being wounded ; do yon compre
hend 1" replied the other, with a laugh,
and such a laugh as no words can de
scribeit was so loud, so luxurious, like
tbe roar of the breakers of a sea of hu
mor : it was, in short, a laugh of the in
nio.t heart. ' . '
"I do not comprehend yon, for I am
no arti.t in riddles," rejoined Fannin.
Mniling himself at the ludicrous gaiety
uf Ins companion, so strangely ill-timed.
"Yon discover lhat I am lame in each
leg," said Col. Neil, glancing down at
the members indicated, and mimmicking
the movements of a confirmed cripple, as
he langhed louder than ever. "And yet,"
he added in a whisper, "I have neither
rheumatism in my knees, nor corns on
my toes, bnt I have two revolvers in my
"Thnt is a violation of the treaty, by
which we agreed to deliver np all our
arms," Col. Fannin mournfully sugges
ted. "Yon will see, however, that I shall
need them before the sun is an hour high,"
replied Neil. "Ah I Fannin, yon do not
know the treachery of these base Mexi
cans." At that instant the sun rote in a sky
of extraordinary brill iaucy, and a mil
lion flower cups flung their rich odors
abroad over the green prairie, as an offer
ing to the lord of light, when the order
"to halt" was given by one of Santa
Anua'x aids, and the two colnmns of
prisoners were broken np and scattered
over the plain in small hollow squares,
encircled mi every side by Mexican in
fantry and troops of horse with loaded
muskets and naked swords ! And then
came a momentary pnnse, awful in its
stillness, and disturbed only by an oc
casional shriek of terror, as the most tim
id among the ciptives realised the im
pending storm of fire and the extinction
of life's last hope.
And then the infernal work of whole
sale murder was begun, and a scene en
sued Mich as scarcely could be matched
in the very annals of hell itself. The
roar of musketry burst in successive peals,
like appalling claps ofthunder, but could
not utterly drown tbe prayers of the liv
ing. the screams of the wounded, and
more terrible groans of the dying.
Col. Fanuin fell among the first vie
tinis, but not so th giant Neil. With the
order of tbe Mexican offirer for his men
to fire, onr hero stooped almost to the
earth, so that the volley passed entirely
ovci him. He waited no for a sei-ond ;
thrusting a hand into the leg of each boot,
he arose with a con pie. of six shooters
the deadly revolvers of Allen's patent
and corauieii'-ed discharging them, with
the rapidity of lightning, into the thick
est ranks of his foes his immense
strength enatding him to pull off both
the triggers together.
Panic stricken with surprise and fear,
the Mexicans recoiled and openel a pas
sage, through which Neil bounded, with
the spring of a panther, and fled away,
as if wings were tied to his heels, while
halt a dozen horsemen gave chase. For
a while it seemed doubtful whether the
giant Colonel would not outstrip even
these, so much bad the perils. of tbe o:
casion inrreased tbe natural elasticity of
his mighty muscles. Bnt presently a
chaigei. fleeter than the rest, might be
discerned gaining on his human rival,
and approached so near that the dragoon
raided bis flashing sabre for the coup de
grace. N-il became conscious of his dan
ger, and hastily slaokened his speed, ti'l
the hot stream of smoke from the horse's
nostrils appeared to mingle with his very
hair ; and then, wheeling suddenly, be
fired another ronnd from a revolver, and
the rider tumbled from his saddle. The
victim then renewed his flight.
A road yell of grief and rage 'broke
from the remaining troopers as they wit
nessed the fatn of their comrade, and its
effect was immediately evident in the
augmented caution of their pnrsnit for
they gallopped afterwards in one body,
thereby greatly retarding their progress,
so that Neil reached the river before them.
He paused not a moment, bnt plnnged
headlongr down the steep bsrik into the
current, and strnck off. for the other shore.
The dragoons discharged their side arms
ineffectually, and gave over the" chase.
In a few minntes Neil landed, and as
soon as he felt satisfied that be was real
ly saved, burst into an insnppressible
convulsion of laughter, exclaiming, "it
will kill "me! jbstv to think how astonish
ed tbs yellow devils looked whtn I haul
ed the revolvers out of my boots."
Such was Col. John Neil possessing
a fnnd of humor that no misfortune could
ever exhaust, aad a flow t)f animal spirits
which wonld bave enabled bin to aance
nn th. r..TM of all his dearest relations.
or to .have sung Yankee Doodle at his
own execution. - - .-
At a much later period oPTexan nis
t h rJt.r had the hsDDineas to
makn the trallant Colonel's acqnaiBtaucs,
TK- fi r." tim I saw him was at the city
r n.n.inn in thit anmsner of 1840. ns
... .t.niiinv nn the irronnd step oi the
flight leading np to the door of tbs "Star
Hotel. Homing nis amw wn
bonds, and emitting through hie eno
moos mouth, boisterous explosions, be
seemed literally dying with laughter
his face turned pnrple, and the Woe veiaa
of his forehead swelled out thick a a
maa'a tbHsab, while his eyes. gleassiBg
wi. .. mirth, remained fixed oa a
r ;. the ooreh abeve hies. The latter
,ur '" "" iaii."i i-atiiMi with
was lawyer 8eth AlleasUeaa wua
the tall, meagre figure, of a barber's pole,
a huge moutlache, and a great profusion
of ruffles. He bad focght a duel , mortal
to his antagonist, the previous ds'y, a'nd
was just then relating" to a circle of won
dering loafers the, history of his prowess.
The contrast between his skeleton figure.
foppish dress, and narrated exploits, bsd
strnck Neil as trsnscendentally.Indicrous;
and Hence nis sudden and ungovernable
merriment. r""' ' "
"What are yon laughing at, fellow?"
Allen demanded sternly, as he measured
our Falstaff with his eye.
"At yon," followed by another sono
rous peal, was the answer.
"I'll teach you how to make sport of
a gentleman I" shouted Allen, frenzied
with rage, as he rushed down the steps
snd aimed a furions kick full at the oth
er s lace.
Neil caught the foot in his right hand,
and then stooping, suddenly thrust his
head between Allen's legs, and fairly
raised him on his neck. In that ridicu
lous position, be trotted with the famous I
duelist several times round the yard, as
a strong man might trot with a child,
laughing noisily like an idiot, while Al
len vociferated for his pistols. Neil then
walked off leisurely seme fifty paces, and
tossed his bnrdan into a mud-hole, with
a roar that was re-echoed by the specta
tors. An'immediste challenge was the result.
Col. Neil accepted, chose rifles of the
largest size, and- fixed the distance at a
"1 will only wing him," said the langh
ing hero, as he took his stand; "he's too
poor to make good bacon 1" At the
first fire he broke the other's arm, and so
the affair ended.
A mere running reference to the re
maining facts of our singalar biography
must close this sketch.
Col. Neil was born and broaght up in
a pine tent, on the banks of the Comber-
land river, in Tennessee. At the age of
fifteen, he ran away from bis father, and
made his way into tbe wilderness of Tex
as. He there adopted the profession of
arms, which he never more relinquished.
He has been a captain of rangers, a colo
nel of militia, a guardsman to Mexican
traders, and a general thief-catcher for the
Sherffs of many counties; and yet all his
life has been one long, merry langn. And
indeed he may be said to have a perfect
right to laugh, if ever man bad, for
braver, warmer, more generous heart
never beat in a human bosom. He de
serves to realize his favorite wish, "to
The Assailant or Fort Scmtbr. A
merchant of this city, who was allowed
to see tbe much vaunted "Floating Bat
tery," while recently on a visit at Charles
ton, has sent us the following :
After much difficulty, 1 obtained a
permit to visit the Floating Battery that
we have all heard so much about. Ac
companied by one of tbe Governor's Aids,
and met by Lieut. Hamilton at the en
trance, we crawled through the gun holes,
and stepped on the main deck. The first
impression is that of immense solidity.
Tbe out or gun-side is covered with six
plates of iron two of them, of the T
railroad pattern, placed horizontally, and
the other four bolted, one over the other.
in the strongest manner, and running ver
tieally. The wall of the gun-side is full
four feet thick, constructed of that pecu
liar Palmetto wood, so full of fibrous
material that sixty-four pounders cannot
pierce them. The main deck ia wide
and roomy. In nineteen open chambers,
on the port side of the deck, we found a
profusion of shot thirtyfonr-pounders
while just beyond them is an immense
pile of sand bags, which protect an over
hanging roof, under which is to be placed
the hospital. This also protects the
magazines, (tbree in namber.j under
which is the hold, which will, contain, if
necessary, over three hundred men. When
it is finally moored near Sumter, there
will be four heavy wedges driven dowsi
by a species of ram, will hold it fast,
and prevent any swaying around by the
tide. Altbongh not versed in military
matters, I should say that its immense
strength of Palmetto logs and iron com
bined, with a bomb proof root over all,
will make it perfectly impervious to any
thing that Major Anderson can bring to
bear against it. While thus secure, the
inventor claims that he can easily effect a
breach-in therweak tide of "thefortf- It
will cost to complete it, fl5,000. irVw
Pbkdkxt Jut. Davis. The so-call-
ed Southern Confederacy was conceived
ia nn, shapes ia iniquity, and bora ont
of dae tisse, because it was rushed into
the world with indecent haste, expressly
to prevent he peqpl from beholding its
deformities. No man, living or dead,
is better adapted to preside over such aa
orgenization than Jeff. Davis. He' is as
rain astf proud as Cottonocracy itself.
He is as weak and impradent as he is
ambitious and anprincipled. He has
been producing discontent aad .teaching
treason against tbe Government ever since
he bss been ia public life. . A vile traitor,
a trained rebel, and aa. inflated begot, ha
as richly deserves to be hung aa ever old
John Brown did.
This is the blusterer wbo, in a public
soeech a few years ago, slandered the
Tennessee volunteers, when it is notori
oas that Tennessee can whip oat the
whole Southern Confederacy. And yet,
Tennessee is asked to. go into the Gov
ernment over which this traitor, presides.
XnoxnOi W5li.4 .
Tbe aiat of taa Boutn to keej
I . a h InVshills !
Mrasis, uiott, u . us .u.
Tbe aisa of the South ttTkeep' all the
STAID BT THE FLAG.
Stud by tli lag! Its Man Ska aetaon fkualaf.
Hit. lijitad AMI leabttp, 'Soatam mw,
Aad ahea ftipaoaira to tka.Hacajr, baamtst
.U Aaauras aad Ugfjritjta.
8iaai bj taa Saf ! ita ttrlpai bat uraatd la gloiy,
To foat a Ttar, to fnaait a f.atal rolx,
Aad iprtad, la rrtbmia Umtt, taa taetad tltxj
Or FrwdomU triumph onr all tba (lota.
Bund by Um flu! .a laid aad oiaaa billow,
By It your fatbara Mood, aataovad aaljtraa;
Liilef, dahadad dying, from tbiir piUatr,
With tbair lait bkiaing, pauad It oa to yoa.
Stind by tba flag! immortal beroti bora It
Tbroog b iilpbaroai imoka, daap moat, aad atmad da
ftaca; Aad tbair inptrial abadai atill boaar o'r It
A gaard calaitial. from Omnlpotiaea.
HUnd by tba flag! It ii a holy ttaaiara; .
Thoagb arangmay dim iaaia tun which ihaald ba light.
A itaady, gaatla. aad paniitant prauara.
Kindly aiartad, yat wiU mala tbaai bright.
Stand by tba flag! thoagb daatb ibou ronnd It rattla,
Aad anderaaath iu wayiag fuldi hava mat,
ta all tha dnad amy ofungaint battla,
Tba qairaring taaea and glittariag bayoaat.
Stand by tba flag! all doubt aad traaioa iconiiog
Baliatra, with eaoraga firm, and faith rabliaa,
That it will flail nnlll tba ataraal morning
Pllni. la IU gloritl, all Oa light! ofUma!
From the Sunday Mercury.
THE PBOQEESS OF MT ZOUAVE
A fellow with a red bag having sleeves
to it for a coat; with two red bags with
out sleeves to them for trowsers; with an
embroidered and braided bag for a vest;
with a cap like a red woolen saucepan;
with yellow boots liEe the fourth robber
in a fctage paly; with a moustache like
two half-pound paint brashes, snd with
a sort of sword-gun or gun-sword for a
weapon, that looks like the result, of a
love affair between an amorous broad
sword and a lonely musket, indiscreet
and tender that is a Zonave.
A fellow who can "put np" a hundred-and-ten-pound
dumb-bell; who can climb
up an eighty foot rope; band over hand,
with a barrel of flour banging to his
heels; who can do the "giant. swing" on
a horizontal bar with a fifty-six tied to
each ankle; who can walk up four flights
of stairs, holding a baavy man in each
hand, at arms length; and who can
climb a greased pole feet first, carrying a
barrel ot pork in bis teeth that is a
A fellow who can jump seventeen feet
fonr inches high without a spring-board;
who can tie his legs in a double bow-knot
round his neck without previously, soft
ening bis shin bones, in a steam bath;
wbo can walk Ulondin s out door tight
rope with his stomach outside of nine
brandy cocktails, a snit of chain armor
outside his stomach, and a stiff northesst
gale outside of that; who can set a forty
foot ladder on end, balance himself on
top of it, and shoot wild pigeons on the
wing, one at a time, just behind the eye,
with a single barreled Minie rifle, three
hundred yards distance, and never miss
a shot; who can take a five shooting re
volver in each hand and knock the spots
ont of the ten of diamonds at eighty pa
ces, turning summersaults all tbe time
and firing every shot in the air tbst is
2 am a Zouave.
My musket education progresses I
am getting oa finely I can tell the mux
zle from the stock at first eight, and shall
soon be able to say which end .of the
ramrod to put down, and which aide up
the cartridge goes.
But I am paying more attention to my
gymnastics just at present, than to my
musket, for everybody, knows that in a
battle arms are not of nearly so much im
portance as legs it is a very good thing
to know tbe use of your legs in case of
I've got a practicing room, where I
gymnastic every dsy. I've taken up the
carpet a performance which my landla
dy entirely "approves I've 'piled the
chairs on top of the table in a corner,
and bave sold my bed at auction Zou
aves sleep on the floor.
Besides, it is a good thing to know
how to. sleep without a bed in case of
Spiokey and his brother came to see
my room after I bad got it arranged for
practice they did things they Zonaved
a little, by way of setting me an 'exam
pie. I fonnd out by tbe actions of the Spin
key brothers the exact. dimensions of my
room; it is tbree flip-nape long, and
handspring and two back summersaults
By means of a, flip-flag you disconcert
your enemy a aim and draw his fire, then
you kill him. A flip-flap is a good t aing
to do ia case of war.
By means of a hand-spring, you re
verse your position, and your bewildered
enemy cuts off your foot; iastead of your
head. Then yon kill him; then you
screw on a wooden leg and do so -again.
When yon've done it twice, you've kill
ed two enemies sad only lost two legs;
and, after that, you can only lose wood
en legs, which are comparatively cheap,
especially if the war ia in a well-timbered
A hand-spring is a" splendid thing to
do in ease of war. -
By aaeaaa of a forward somersault,
you .leap, over your enemy, when be char:
gee ob you; then, by a back-somer
sauit, you fall on his bead from a great
heigut and stua.aiB;.then,yoc.kill, him,
A somersault is aa indispensable ma
noeuvre in case of war.
Our company 3 p inker commanding
can go throngh the manual of arms
complete, snd only touch gronnd three
times; they do all the loadings in a sin
gle somersault, springing into the air at
the word "Up!" with their muskets
empty; and loading exactly together at
the word of command, given by Spinkey
with a spsaking trumpet, and firing by
files as they oome down.
When Spinkey left my room I began
to practice; for I'm very anxious to pro
gress." Our company has been all draft
ed into Kerrigan's Contingeat, and we
must all be ready.
Tried a somersault first, as I thought
it looked very easy. All yoa have to do
is, to throw your heels up and your head
down, and then bring your head up and
yonr heols down; it's the easiest thing in
the world apparently. When I came
to try it, I thought that the floor looked
unusually hard, so I put a pillow in the
spot where I thought my feet would
come down, as I didn't want te hurt my
heels. Then I took off my coat, tied my
suspenders tightly round my waist, took
a short run from the corner of the room,
shut my eyes, and
When I recovered, which I should
judge was in abont three quarters of an
hour, 1 had a bump on my forehead as
if I'd been hit there by a base ball, which
bad stuck. It took me fifteen minutes
to get'np on my feet, for I felt as if my
legs and arms had been distributed over
the neighboring country by a gun-pow
der explosion; and it was some time be
fore my mind was disabused of that im
pression. I judge that something interfered to
prevent the artistic execution of my con
templated somersault, for my head evi
dently struck the ground as soon as my
heels went up ; my nose had received a
severe contusion, and the results were, a
msp of some unknown country done in
red on my shirt front, two vest pockets
full of blood, and my hair so stuck to
gether with the same fluid, that I had to
get my head cropped like a prize fighter.
VYbetneri broke the window with my
head when it went down, -or with my
heels when they came up, is comparative
ly immaterial certain it is that there
was a hole in the sash big enough to
throw a bushel basket through without
touching the edges.
As tv the pillow, it didn't seem to
ease my feet after all; perhaps it is be
cause neither of them came within a rod
of it, for I discovered that while I broke
my only water pitcher with one heel. I
had put the other through my picture of
John (J. Heenan, in his favorite charao-
ter of Champion of the world.
I mustered up courage in three days
to try a hand-spring, but the results were
not satisfactory, being merely a new and
extensive assortment of bumps and brui
Then I sent for Spinkey Spinkey
taught me the art I can do it now I
do it all the tiraa I keep doing it; in
fact, I don't do anything else. When I
come down to breakfast, I generally walk
on my bands around the table, and give
each one of the boarders a patronizing
shake of my slipper; then I turn a hand
spring over tbe table, and come down
easily in my chair, and read a column of
the Tribune, while the people are looking
in the air for me to come down. I never
sleep on a bed, now a days; sometimes I
hang myself by tbe toes to the gas fix
tures ; sometimes I suspend myself by
my little finger to a staple in the wall;
sometimes I balance myself on my trusty
sword, or take a short nap on tlio point
of my bayonet; I've practiced thrusting
with my bayonet and sword till' there
isn't a picture in my whole collection
that has its regular number of features;
Dolly Davenport has only one eye, and a
iraciion oi a nose; iviwiq correal is play
ing Hamlet without any top to his head,
and John Heenan with one arm and a big
hole in his. ribs, u fighting Tom Bayers,
who has no legs, and nary an eye in his
hesd. I've pat np a target on the brick
partition that separates me from the next
house, and have fired so many balls into
it, thst the bricks are not now more than
an inch and a half thick, and I expect ev
ery dsy to kill a baby or two in there;
when I do I suppose I will have to apol
ogize; I haven't killed anybody for a
good while, and I really ought. to get my
hand in again. If you shouldn't hesr
from me next week, you may conclude
that I'm going through the farcical form
ality of an examination for manslaughter,
and that I'll write as soos as I csn get
out on bail. -
DOESTTCKS. P. B.
SzKATOn, JOHVSO OX GoVEBSHtKT
Robbers. In a recent speech, Hon. An
drew Johnson, of Tennessee, said:
Cobb remained in the Cabinet nntu
the treasury was bankrupt and the' na
tional credit disgraced at hoaae aad
abroad, and then he conscientiously as
ceded. Thompson stayed in until tha
poor Indians were robbed of a large por
tion of their patrimony, and then consci
entiously seceded; and Floyd, more hon
est thaa tbe rest, waited nntil.he and his
friends had taken some eight millions of
public aad private money, and then he,
pious soul, conscientiously seceded too.
Russia is rapidly extending her tele
BTanba into the Arnoor country, intend-
ias to reach the Pacific and" the vast
country of Siberia.
A SONIET FOB THE HOTTB.
BT ALBERT LA10BT05.
Uaballowad baada weald traU oar tug la dm.
IJncnla! WMI. willing mllUoni look to thoo
To katp aaitaiaad tba baaaar of tha tt,
Aad thwart tba aabaaMa of faetioa; crlmr, and lilt
O, ia tba God or Bight ealatala thy trait!
Ba will not fall thaa ia thli bona araaad:
Pre jar from a Natioa'i baart will ba sat baad,
Vhn tLoa doit aik Itt Loyal uali aad jait
Ata dnitattng roaad thaa. From tba aalatad grata
Moaat Varaaa boldi, eomo wbliparinga af abaar;
Propbatla wordi from patrlat llpi wa baar.
That fh-I lika baaadictiaai. Fur then not,
Brora hurt aad traa; thata ! a Pawir to aara.
Asd giro thaa itnngtb to baar thy ahoiaa. lot.
GEBMAN ORATOR OF THE
Thrllllnc Eplsoies In the Life of Carl
A writer in the East on fPenn.) Times
gives an intsresting sketch of the life of
Carl Schura. He was born 83 years
ago, in Bonn, on the Rhine, in the Prus
sian dominions. In 1849, he joined the
Constitutional army, and, sharing in its
reverses, was sentenced to desth for high
treason. For three days and nights, af
ter the Prussians had entered Rastadt, he
lay concealed in a shed, oa a beam or
rafter just wide enough to conceal his
person from the eyes of those who stood
below. A guard of some kind was sta
tioned in the very house to which this
shed belonged, and every night the sold
iers assembled on the floor beneath his
hiding place, and danced to tbe music of
the trumpet. On the fourth night, a
heavy shower of rain gave him the first
opportunity of attempting an escape, and
he jumped from the roof upon a chicken
coop, which broke down under him with
a loud crash, though without attracting
the notice of the sentry who was, or ought
to have been, bat a few yards off. By
the assistance of his friends be reached a
sewer, and thus attained the outside of
the fortifications. Even here there was
a sentry, bnt, by following closely be
hind him as he walked by, he managed
to gain a cover before the sentry turned
on his beat. He made his way to Paris,
and remained there some time, in the vain
hope of a favorable turn in the affairs of
bis native country, in a little book pub
lished by the chief spy of Bonaparte's
police, he received honorable mention as
"the most audacious and the most adroit"
of the exiles, who, while constantly ac
tive, could never be ensnared into any
act furnishing a pretext even to the libe
ral conscience of a Bonaparte for his ex
tradition. At this time the pnblic opin
ion of Germany was much aroused by
the cowardly vengeance wreaked by the
Prussian Government on Godfrey Kin
kel, a townsman of Schurz's, a professor,
wbo had joined the Constitutional move
ment at the same time with himself.
This man, a poet of delicate frame, high
ly educated, and accustomed to all the
refinements of life, was imprisoned at
Spandau, twenty miles from Berlin,
dressed as a convict, his hair cropped
short, and forced to labor at wool-carding,
and to room and mess with felons.
Schura, having determined to rescue him,
repaired to London, collected tbe means,
apd made the arrangements. With a
forged passport he travelled direct to
Berlin, left bis papers with the police
over night, obtained a vim for some oth
er town the next morning, and, instead
of proceeding, took lodging in a boarding
house. There he remained for six weeks,
going to Spandau every day, and return
ing late at night, when the policeman
was always so obliging as to unlock the
door of his boarding house for him. All
the arrangements having been completed,
hs carried off Kinkel in a coach one rainy
night, together with his keeper. Relays
of horses were in readiness from station
to station, until they reached tbe sea
shore, where a pilot-boat received them.
They landed at Hull or Yarmouth long
before the Government had tbe most re
mote idea of tbe prisoner's whereabouts.
Coming to this country in 1851, he reg
istered himself as a law student at Phil
adelphia, aad sojourned there for a num
ber of years, occupying bis time, almost
exclusively, with the study of this coun
try, its material and social condition, its
history, its institutions, and its future.
In 1854 he removed to Watertown,
Wisconsin, and entered on the practice
of the law in Milwaukee.
Fbmalb Heroism. We glean the fol
lowing account of female heroism from
the Weatherford (Texas) News.:
The party of Indiaas who passed through
Jack, Parker, and Palo Pinto Counties,
last week, marking their way with deso
lation, and striking terror to the stontest
hearts, drew up in front of the residence
of Mr. Enbanks, in Palo x'mto Uounty,
and were holding a parley, and, no donbt,
forming a plan to attack the house. There
was not a man on the premises at the
time. Mrs. Eubanks aad her daugnter
and several little children were alone.
Tbe yard wu inclosed with pickets about
six feet hish. Miss Mary Eubanks, the
dsnahter. with unequalled presence of
mind for'one so young, seised a shot gun,
nut on her brothers bat, and placed
bench near tha picketing, so as to peep
over without exposing her body, and then
deliberately fired at the party, which
stratagem and heroic conduct donbtless
saved her'owa life aad the lives of her
mother aad little brothers and sisters, aa
the cowardly scamps immediately fled; bo
doubt believing: tbV bouse was defended
by a body of armed men.
Farson Brownlow oa . Submitting to
I linaola'i Administration.
. wu mm h.ww utuwwe III aua A SlieVU B
pspsr, (the Knoxville, Tenn., Whig.)
we extrsct tbs following spicy article :
The respectful terms in whish the fol
lowing inquiry, is couched, induces ns to
answer the writer in all caudocand kind
Tcsccubii, Republic or Alabaxa.)
Februsry 1st. 1881. f
Dr. W. G. Bbowxlow Editor rux-
villi WhigEti : Will you please an
swer the following question through the
columns of your paper, and oblige many
of your friends in this section :
Are yon, since six States have seceded
from tbe Federal Union, willing to risk
yourself and State under the Adminis
tration of Abraham Lincoln ? I am, ia
behalf of many. Yours, respectfully,
T. O. Bbta. .
Rfplt. I am willing to risk myself
and State nndsr ths Administration of
Abraham Lincoln. I am not, however,
willing to tubmii to the outrages the. fire
eaters of the Sooth allege that Mr. Lin
coln intends to commit upon tbe South.
I do net believe he will meddle with the
institution of slavery where it is, or seek
to deprive the South of any right she
holds under the Constitution. And I
believe that he will enforce the Consti
tution and laws of the United States, as
his osth of office requires him to do, snd
aa justice to tbe various sections of tbe
Union demands at his hands.
If I am mistaken in the estimate I
have pat upon the integrity and patriot
ism of the President elect, and he shall
seek to oppress any one of the States
of this Confederacy, South or North, I
shall readily join the other States in seek
ing to punish him, and in resisting his
administration. But I want to see th
evidence of this, before I begin the w.k
of resistance I want other proof of ths
bad faith in which Mr. Lincoln inlands
to act, than tha prediction oi his enemies.
I bave submitted to tbe Administration
of James Buchanan forfoaryears, and my
State has done so without a murmur, and
I hold that Lincoln could not afford the
country a more corrupt, partial, and in
famous administration if he should try 1
Lincoln was elected under the forms pre
scribed by our Constitution and laws, and
without fraud at the ballot box, and it is
ths duty of all good citizens to give him
a fair test, before tbey condemn him.
I went into tbe contest against Lin
coln, as also did my State, knowing him
to be a uctionat candidate, upon a ac
tional platform, and as we were fairly
beaten we feel bound in honor to abide
by our defeat, for four years to come.
Tbe reign of Lincoln for twenty years
upon even the Chicsgo platform, is pref
erable to the breaking np of this Govern
ment. Secession is no remedy for any
evil that may arise in our Govarnmsnt.
and I deny its right. The right of revo
lution I admit, but I deny that such a
remedy is called for in the present orisis
of our affairs. I will ba told of the many
grievances we of tbe South have suffered
at the hands of the North. I have con
sidered the nature of these grievances,
and their effects upon tbe commerce,
trsde and religion of the South, and they
msy be expressed in the following words:
The Democracy of the South have lott
the office of the Government and itt tas
nurue patronage. And a large majority
of tha free and independent people of
Tennessee, tsking this visw of the sub
ject, will refuse to go out of the Unionl
Having thus folly and frsnkly answer
ed the question propounded, I might here
close my remarks, but I choose to go
further and ssy even , more. There it
scarcely a man of talent and character
living, even at the Noitb, under whose
administration of the general government
I would not prefer to live, rather than
live in a Southern Confederacy, controll
ed and governed by the traitors and
villaus who have originated and cart
ried ont this wicked, dsring and 'damna
ble scheme of secession. . . "
The Senators of seven States havoleea
sittingjn their seats as Senators, swoas
to support the Constitution of tbe Uni
ted 8tates, and to act aa the privy conc
eal ot tbe President, and at the same time
tbey were holding secret meetings, plot
ting the overthrow of the Government
and Constitution they had sworn to sus
tain and support. I consider Benedict
Arnold and Aaron Burr patriots and
honest meneompared with these I'railort
nl perjured villain. I certainly have
no desire to live under sny Government,
orgsniced by such corrupt, wicked, and
hell-deserving men as these 1 This whole
scheme for dissolving this Union waa
originated and carried by sush men as
these. Corrupt, designing, and disap
pointed Sonthern politicians, who, fail
ing to control the Government, resolved
upon its rain. There are better men- in
Hell, suffering the vengeance of eternal
fire, than the. Southern leaders' in this
This I say as a Southern man, one
born and raised here, and intending, to
live aad die here. And' all, this I will
contiaae te say, as long as I hava breath
to apeak, or strength to write.
W. Gv Browxiow.
Ia a small ultra Presbyterian town, in
Scotland, a school teacher was lately. ex
pelled from church becauM ha iasiated on
writing God with a small "g." -
Tbe Charleston (8. C.) Mercury noti
ces the result of tba Virginia (election,
under the heading " Distressing Foreign
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