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PUSH ON!-A LAY OF DESTINY.
BY HENRY J -AItGENT.
Awake !and I:st, n. Efveryvwhere
From upland. grove and lawn,
Out-breathes the universal prayer,
The orison o morn.
Arise! and don thy working garb;
All nature is astir;
Let lonest motives be thy barb,
A nd usefulness thy spur.
Stop not to list the boisterous jeers,
(lIe woul1 be what thou art :)
They should not e'en offend thine ears,
Still less disturb thy heart.
What though you have no shining hoard,
(Inheritance or stealth;)
To purchase at the brokers board,
The recompense of wealth
Push on! You're rusting while you stand ;
Inaction will not do;
Take life's small bundle in your hand,
And trudge it briskly through.
Don't blush because you have a patch
In honest labor won ;
There's many a small cot roofed with thatch
Is happier than a throne.
Push on ! The world is large enough
For you, and me. and all;
You must expect your share of rough,
And, now and then a fall.
But, up again! act out your part
Bear smilingly your load
There's nothing like a cheery heart
To mend a stony road.
Jumip over all the if# and buts;
There's always sone kind hand
To lift life's wagon from tie ruts,
Or poke away the saiid.
Remember, when your sky of blue
Is shadowed by a cloud,
The sun will sliie as soon for you
As for the monarch proud.
It is but written onl the moo
That to.l alone end ures;
The king would dance a ri.
With that blithe soul of y
Push ont ! You're rusting
inaction will itot do;
Take life's small bundle in
And trudge it briskly through.
BROTHER, TAKE MY ARM.
When g ief is heavy on me,
Or dismal fears alarm.
Then. brother, le:i upon me
Mv brotlcr, take my irmn.
There's many a ioad of trouble
That taketh two to lear,
Where one w,.u'd bemil quite donble
Beneath the heavy care.
If malice, in its rancor,
I lbs sought thy monital harm,
My shoulder be thiie anchor
My brother, take my arm.
Thioughi all, in time ot' tr.al,
May turn their eyes away,
Nay. brother, no denial,
Mvy armt shall be thy stay.
If grief were mine tn-morrow,
A grief that naught could charm,
I'd cry, in a!l moy sorrow,
"U btothier, g:ve thine arm:!",
A ve let tme I-eel aothter
Will weep with mie itn woe;
A briother, yea, at brother,
atlay all wrhio sorrow kntow.
From the New-York Day-Book.
The Gambler's Death-Bed,
Among miy visits of late to Ihose whlom I
thiught werec miost in tied of the small fa-.
vors Iilmighit be able to bestow upotn them.,
na :s the unorotunate subject that catused thne
production of' this articlIe. Three y'ears
sinc'e he tand I were thrown to'gther by
chance at a boardiiig-house of' this city
We wvere riot hiig in understanding each
olier, anid that we fiad, at oiie uim.- in ouir
lves, been nmiln'rs of' the satine irotIi'-r
hood. Without knowledge f'romi any othier
source than imy) conversation that I was dead
ly opposed to the craf't known as gamblers,
he opened to me his heartfelt approval of
the course I wast pursuing. Our acquain
tance soon placed us upon the platformn of,
frindshiip, out of' which grew a conifidenitial
intercourse. He gave me his history. He
was born and 'eared in this city. Served
arn appr'enticeshiip to thte tanning business in
te" -Swamp," atnd while in that business
visited a howling saloon, and in a fewt years
a'er his first visit to that saloon lie became
an expert ten'pin player. From this he took
onei m1ore step, fliat of visiting a hilliard sit.
'nin, anid there, too, he was sootn iinitiatetd
jinto the scieiice of the poli-hed ball. HeI
was muchi flaitrered at his eff'orts to exceed
tose whi ihan~d in te- the ten- pins atnd biil.
lardl sailons befor. ae did. Onie night lie
was induced tio play " Pool." He won.
Ad hiad the evil consequence of that night's
play been summed up arid spread befoire him
in unmistakable characters representing his
fat', lie in'r no oethe.r human being could
have withstood itmme'diate death, so great
andt terrible wvould have been the shock ; hot
the initerpositiont of Providence ordatined it.
otherwise, antd his doomit was sealed. Two
months after the success of that night hec
made the fatatl pledge, and became a con
He had twenty years of unparalleled suc
cess, abounded in wealt, and being blessed
with an iron constitution, had excellent
h ealth. H is family, consisting of a wife
ly cared for, and the children educated in
all the higher branches, taught in the best
institutiis of our country. His wire was
a member of D. C.--'s Church, in which he
purchased a pew, and where she and her
influitile charge seated themselves for years,
w ithoit ever having the husband and ftither
too aieccmpaiy them. Am1 let it with shame
and sorrow be remembered that the holy
Sabbath nights are the New York gambler's
harvest timce, the time when he rnakes the
money which gives his family such an envia
ble position in snietv.
At the end of this period he had the sa
gasity to discover the instability of the gam.
bler's wealth. His neans were now over
twenty-five thousand dollars; his children,
excepting the two younger ones, were well
educated, and though a gambler, no man
loved his family better nor took greater pride
in furnishinig them with means to keep them
above any odium that might revert to them
through. their flther's unhallowed profession.
One day, while seated upon his gambling
chair, ie came to the conclusion that, that
night should close up his gambling career.
Twenty Iing years of dreadful excitement,
high liviig aid broken rest, had diseased his
body, and his iron constitution began to
give way under it. He played during that
niiglt, and the text morniig he sold out his
initerest iii the game and fixtures of the room,
and left for his residence. Here he assem
bled around him his wife and eldest children
male and lemale, and related to them h's
intention to retire from a profession which
he knew would end in sorrow, disease and
death, and bring shatne and disgrace upon
his offsprings. They were members of a
Christain church, and lie thought would lie
delighted with such intelligence, although
they had never given vent to their displeas
ure at hi< course of obtaining them an envia
ble pnsition !ii society. He was a credulous
man, aid believed their silences significant
of their fiier feelings for him as their parent.
But olh! how great was his surprise when
lie unbosomed his plains and declared his
future intentions to follow some more hon.
oraible though less lucrative business.
Like unchained maniacs they rushed into
each other's embrace, and declared that
they were utterly ruined, and would have
disgrace heaped tpioni them. They never
could work ! They had nevPr been taught!
-- nne. mothor! Their delicate sister!
ann e.sfI VUme u um,,i mia - 0' --- ---
asked her in contideice to give her opinioi
in relation to the wisdom of the cour.e lie
had taken, as he Celt his constitution giving
way daily, under the burthen of his present
calling. She answered with a deep sigh,
" they must have a living!"
From that time up to the present date,
happiness never ecitered that fhmily. The
twenty-five thousanid went in less than three
years, and with. it was squandered all the
peace and happiness of that oice interesting
fiainilv. Some of the daughters married
and l'eft the city; two of the. Sols to Cali
fornia ; the mother was thrown upon the
charity of her children ; the father, in a con
suipted state, was left alone to the cold.
hearted charities of his Ishnaelitish profes
Thirteen years has passedl since lie left
the gamler's tabcle. Aned now whcere is hei
Ge) to a desolate chamiber itn Christy street
acid there, uponi a lone couch in an uittic,
you will see stretched uploni a couch a livinig
skeleteon sutferincg unider all the tortures of
his dirense (lthe consumeptionc) the nman of
wvhomc I lhave hiere spoikeni. Yes, all aloe,
unatteneded evene by one kiccd friecnd to spoccge
his parched lips, or wipe fromi his cmancly
ftetures the cold d-ops of death that will
son enccircle hcis brow. There ar'e eo sweet
voices teo conesele him ini his solitary chcam-.
ber; nio affectioncate wife and lovicng children
to keel ici prayver arund his dyineg pillow.
They are alienated ancd gone ; they are
scattered to the four' wtinds otf heaven, anid
they all feel deeply the curse that must ini
evitebly aittach itself' to the gambler.
T'o those who thicck gamibling an easy
way to obtaicn a liveliheood I would say I begt
yuct carefuillyv to exmnciene thle paths yocu tread
for the love oif gaicn or amunsemeent. T'o sa~
that gancblincg is ciot the most corcrodi 'g v'ice
that ever cursed manckincd, would oicly argue
for biien who thus gives venct to the expressiotn
a feeblec kccowledge oif what gaimbliing really
is. Thalk aboieut intemercanice hieing an evtl
of' great,-r m agniteude than gambclinig. aend
you show the same wvant of' kneowledge re
specting the depravity of the former vice.
Few who kncow what gamblliing is are will
ing to ackinowledge its terrible devastaticg
conisequecnces. The timie will cocme, and
that, toeo, before anoether gecnerationi passer
away, when the Gambcller, the Forger, the
lighcwaynmaen, the Burglar, the common
pickpeecket, anid all like professins, will
have justice meted out as worthy of and
deservinig the same severe putnishmcent. Sacy
not ticat eur' laws ace too severe, the plunish.
miecit too great for the crime.--Better speak
the truthi, ancd say our' jtudiciary are corrupt
to thce ceore. Is the case here narratedi a
tale o'f fiction told to prejudice good men
acid virtuous youths, emale andc~ female againist
tce pocr meci, tciserable outcast ganibler
who depiend alne upoin their credulity for
a sustenanice ! Go to the destitute ch.uniber
speken of ancd view, in the wreck of' onie oh
the brightest men ohf intellect in this great
metropolis,-thcis great bead quarters of sinc
acd dlegradactiocc accd say th'ei, if youi can,
that a wronig esticmate hacs beeci placed uponi
the vice of gambiling or' the ganibler, by~the
writer of this article.
A DI5TINGUIsiIPD mcenmber of the Coving'
ton, Kentucky bar, havinig in his youth beeni
treated rather scornfully by a lady to whomi
ie paid his addresses, thus poured out his
" Oh, Een! Oh, Em ! you've me forscakeni,
A nd that, too, without just cause,
But when you find you are mistaken,
- The True Wife
She is-no true wife who sustains not her
husband inthe day of calamity, who is not,
when the. world's great frown makes the
heart chill ith anguish, his guardian angel,
growing brighter and more beautiful as mis
:ortunes crowd along his path. Then is
the time for trial of her gentleness, then is
the time for-testing whether the sweetness
of her temper.beams only with a transient
light, or like the steady glory of the morn.
iii star, shines as brightly under the clouds.
Has she thensmiles just as charming ? Does
she say, " Alliction cannot touch our purity,
and sh ould not quench our love ?" Does
she try, by happy little inventions, to lift
from his sensitive spirit the burden of
There are wives-nay, there are beings
who, when dark hours come, fall to repining
and upbraiding-thus adding to outside anx
iety the harrowing scenes of domestic strife
-as if all the blame in the world would
make one hair white or black, or change
the decree gone forth. Such know not that
our darkness is heaven's light; our trials
are but steps in a golden ladder, by which,
if we rightly ascend, we may at last gain
that eternal fight, and bathe forever in its
fullness and beauty.
Is that all!" and the gentle face of the
wife beamed with joy. Her husband had
been on the verge of distraction-all his
earthly possessions were gone, and lie feared
the result of her knowledge, she had been
so tenderly cared for all her life !" But, says
Irving's beautiful- story, "a friend advised
hini to give not sleep to his eyes nor slum.
ber to his eyelids until he had unfolded to
her all his hapless case.
" And that was her answer, with the smile
of an angel-'is tha all I I feared by your
sadness it was worse. Let these beautiful
things be taken-all this splendor let it go;
I care not for it-I only care for my hus.
band's love and confidence. You shall for.
get in my affection that you were ever in
prosperity-oily still love me, and I will
aid you to bear these little reverses with
Still love her:! she a man must reverence,
yea, and liken her to the very angels, for
such a woman is a revelation from Heaven.
From the Due-Wesi Telescope.
brought to a sense aid sight of his lost con
diliol, both by nature and guilty practice,
and he seems astounded that his useless life
has been spared so long, that time and space
are still granted to him, that the hand of
mercy is still extended to him with the kind
and cheering words, turn from the error and
folly of your course, which will only lead
you into the black depths of dispair never
endin", where the least ray of hope never
enters, and take up your cross and follow
the precepts of the meek and lowly Lamb.
Death is an enemy, with which, sooner or
later, each must grapple and struggle to
sustain expiring nature only a Few moments,
still it will have its course for it has power,
commissiuned by Omnipotence, to sweep
from earth its teeming millions, to carry off
generation after generation to dreary mani
siuns, aiid yet it is unsatiated and unsatiable.
It heeds not the widow's sighs, nor the or
phan's tears. Uninvited it enters the social
circle, and drags away the ono upon whom
all hopes are centred. It attack,, with equal
eagerniess, infancy in its helplessness, youth
in its bloom, manhood in its strength, and
old age in its decrepitude. It has all dis
eases at command, like legionmary minions
willing to do its will, ready to obey, its word
of command. Such then is death, the last
enemy, with which man has to contend.
Now the questioni arises why some are
racked amnd tortumed, with the mere idea of
death, while others go on seemingly careless
to think of death, heaven, or hell, and still
others that rejoice that the messenger of
death will soon call for them ? With respect
to the first, they know that death will come,
they kniow the consequences, if it should
call them unprepared, being aliens fronm the
commonoi wealth of Israel, and strangers from
the covenant of promise, having no hope,
and without Gud ii. the world. TJhe second,
aire those to whom conscience, that iniward
monitor, has ceased to strive. Theb third
are those who are going on rejoicing in the
hope of a blessed immortality, and waiting
that death may bring the promised rewvand.
Those who live as heirs of God, and joiint
heirs with Christ depending on his merits,
influenced by his grace, treading in his foot.
steps, glorying in his cross, and aspiring to
his p~resenice, where the inmate shall never
say, " I am sick," neither can he die any
"So live., that sinking in thy last long sleep,
Smiles may bc thjine, while all around thee weep."
-Bre ALwaYs Bcs.-The more a man ac
~complishes, the more he may. An active
tool never grows rusty. You always find
toso meni who are the most forwvard to do
good, or to improve the times and manners,
always bumsy. Who starts our railroads, out
steania.ts, our machine shops, and our
manuactors? Mon of industr'y and enter
prise, as long as they live they work-doing
something tokenefit themselves and others,
It is just so with a man who is benevolent
the more he gives, the more lhe feels like
giving. We go for activity'-in body, in
mind, in everything. Let the gold grow
not dim, nor the thoughts become stale.
Keep all things in motion. It is bet'ter that
death should find us scaling a mountain than
siking in a mire.
Jurr out of bed the moment you hear the
knock at the door. Tlhe man w~hzo hesitates
when called, is lost. The mind should be
made up ina minute, for early rising is one
of those subjects that admit of no turning
Advice to Consumptives.
In some good advice to consumptives, Dr.
"Eat all you can digest, and exercise
a great deal in the open air, to convert
what you eat into pure healthful blood. Do
not he afraid of out-door air, day or night.
Do not he afraid of sudden changes of.
weather; let no change, hot or cold, keep
you in doors.. If it is rainy weather, the
inore need for your going out, because you
eat as much on a rainy day as upon a clear
day, and if you exercise less, that much
more remains in the system of what ought
to be thrown off by exercise, and some ill
result, sone consequent symptom, or ill
feeling is the certain issue.
If it is cold out of doors, do not muffle
your eyes, mouth and nose in furs, veils,
whoolen comforters, and the like; nature
has supplied you with the best muffler, with
the best inhaling regulator, that is, two lips;
shut them before you step out of a warm
room into the cold air, and keep them shut
until you have walked briskly a few rods
and quickened the circulation a little ; walk
fast enough to keep off a feeling of chillness
and taking cold will be impossible., What
are the latct of the case; look at railroad
conductors, going out of a hot air into
the piercing cold of winter and in again
every five or ten minutes, and yet they do
not take cold oftener than others; you will
scarcely find a consumptive man in a thou.
sand of them.
It is wonderful how afraid consumptive
people are of fresh air, the very thing that
would cure them, the only obstacle to a cure
being that they do not get enough of it: and
yet what infinite pains they take to avoid
I breathing it, especially if it is cold; when it
is known that the colder the air the purer it
must be; yet if people cannot get to a hot
climate, they will make an artificial one, and
imprison themselves for a whole winter in a
warm room with a temperature not varying
ten degrees in six months; all such people
die, and yet we follow in their footsteps. If
I were seriously ill of consumption, I would
live out of doors day and night, except it
was raining or mid-winter, then I would
sleep in an unplastered log house.
My consumptive friends, you want air,
not physic ; you want pure air, not medica
ted air; you want nutrition, such as plenty
nr nip:nt sind Irnd --u l .i.:. - '*
I Ilk %eUsAiV AND TE LAwym.-Friend
Broadbrim, said Zephaniah Straitlace to
his master, a rich Quaker of the city of
Brotherly Love, " thou canst riot eat of that
leg of mutton at thy noon-tide table to-day !"
"Wherefore not ?" asked the good Quaker.
Because the dog that appertaineth to
that son of Belial, whom the world calleth
Lawyer Foxcraft, hath come into thy pantry
arid stolen it; yea, and lie hath quite de
voured it !"
Beware Friend Zephaniah of bearing
falso witness against thy neighbor! Art
thou sure it was Friend Fuxeraft's domestic.
" Yea, verily I saw it with my eyes, and
it was Lawver Foxcrast's dog, even Pin.
Upon what evil times have fallen !"
sighed the harmless sectary, as he wended
Ihis way to his neighbor's office.
"Friend Gripus,"~ said he, " I want to ask
"I am all attention,"i replied the scribe,
laying down his pen.
" Supposing, Friend Foxcraft, that my dog
had gone into my neighbor's pantry and
stolen therefrom a leg of mutton, and [ saw
him and could call him by name, wvhat ought
II to do ?"
" Pay for the mutton, of course-nothing
can he clearer."
" Kinow thou, FriendFoxcraft, thy dog
oven the beast men denominate Pin chemu
hiath stolen from my pantry a leg of mutton,
of the just value of four shillings and six
Ipence, which I paid for ini the maiket this
"If1 it be so, then it is my opinion that I
must pay for it !"' And having done so, the
wvorthy Friend turned to depart.
I" Tarry yet a little, Friend Broadhrim :"
cried the lawyer. "Of a verity I have yet
further to say unto thee: thou owest fle six
and eightpence for advice !"
" Then verily I must pay thee; andc it is
my opinion~i that I have touched pitch and
been defiled !"
IA CAUSE FoR GiRrF-First Juvenile:
"Say, Billy where did you get that segar ?"
Second Jurenjic " Why, you see', dad
came home to dinner a little swvipesey, and
I stole it out of his hat."
First Juvenile, (admiringly :) " Oh ain't
you one of 'cm ! I . wish my dad would
come homne so, too; but, (sorrowi'ully) then
he don't smoke, and I have to pick up old
A vovrin gentleman of our acquaintance
created quite a sensation a few eveningsj
eince, while reading to a circle of young
ladies 'a poetical effusion " To a Beautiful
Belle," b'y pronouncing the latter word with
two syllables !
THE man who imagies himself wise be
cause he detected some typographical errors
in a newspauper, hazs gone East to get a per.
pendicular view of the rainbow.
A noy Is very miscellaneous in his habits.
We emptied Master Smith's pockets the
other day, and found the contents to consist
ot the following articles : Sixteen marbles
-one top, an oyster shell, two pieces of
brick, one dongh nut-a piece of curry
comb-a paint brush-three wax ends, a'
handful of corks, a chisel, two knives, both
broken, a skate strap, three buckles, and a
NEVER repose confdenCe in a blockhead.
Trho shallower the wvater the more treacher
From the Masonic Mirror & Keystone.
"Great is Truth, and mighty above all
things," is a sentiment that has been verified
times unnumbered, since it was first spoken
by the early patron Royal Arch Masonry.
And we are about to give another, exempli.
fication of the mighty power of Truth which
will forever put to rest the unfounded clamor
raised against the members of the Masonic
fraternity, by interested polit:cians, noisy
)rawvling demagogues, persons of bad char.
acter, who were not found worthy of admis
sion into the Order as well as some of the
lukewarm among us, who joined in the hue
and cry that was raised, in the supposed ab
duction of William Morgan, who it was said
carried forcibly away from his family and
friends in the village of Batavia, ins the State
of New Yurk, the 11th day of November
1826, by certain members of the Masonic
Order, and who they first killed and then
threw into the .iigara. The persecution
that ensued in consequence of this falsely
vile report will long lie remembered by the
fraternity through out the world. The agi
tators, and aiders and ahettors in circulating
such an unfounded fadsehood, will ever be
held in detestation, while those who concur
red in the persecution of the members of this
Institution, will always be denounced by the
good and virtuous of every conitnunity, as
men of the most atrocious and wicked char
The truth is, William Morgan was never
abducted, much less assissiinted. Now,
dear reader, do not start at the " Mirror"
making such an unqualified and positive as
ertion, denying the statement that was re
iterated and sworn to in the most solemn
manner, and by those who were considered
of unimpeachable integrity. But we do
make the assertion without any qualification,
having proof, living oiroof, of the most un
doubted character befor us. A gentleman
of high scientific attianments, who has trav
elled much, resided-in the East for many
years, was made a Mason the same evening
and at the same time with Alexander of
Russia and Prince Joseph Poniatowsky,
(who was killed in the battle of Leipsic,) in
the city of Paris, during the reign of Napo
leon Bonaparte, in Aptitie Lodge, on tho
7th of Septembor, 1805. Our informant is
named Joseph Alexander Bloom. lie is
atid was etigged at that tinte in teaching
the English and Fiench languages; the hat.
ter of which he understood but imperfectly.
That this man was other than William
Morgan. who with his own lips communica
ted the fact to Bro. Bloom, with many cir
cumstances which our informant has since
his arrival in this country, found to be true.
If any other evidence was heeded, it is con
firmed in Bro. B.'s mind in the most conclu
sive manner by seeing the portrait of the
supposed abducted Willian Morgan, publish
ed with his exposition (so-called) of the se.
crets of Freemasonry. This picture is a stri
king likeness of his acquaintance at Smyrna.
Brother Bloom states that he could not well
help retaining in his recollection the features
f Morgan, as they dined at the same house,
and had frequent conversations with him.
This house was a public place of entertain
ment, atid was kept by one .Salco. It is sit
uated on the bay, and it wvas near this place
where Mr. Costa wias tamken. Bro. Bloom
further states that Morgan left this country
in thme ship Mervine, which sailed from Bos
ton to Smyrna, and belonged to the firm of~
Langdon & Co. Tho captain's name of
the " Mervinie" was Welch: this was all
told by Morgan to Bro. B. We think our
readers can place the utmost confidence ini
what has been stated above. It is uttered
by a Brother who has reached his three score
and ten, and vouches for every word that
has been written. Let thme abisurd and in
consistent slanders that have been raised in
relation to the forcible abduction of Morgan,
be forever silent. To the Masonic lnstitu
tion it can make very little difference wvheth
r thme falsehood so widely circulated gained
much or little credence. It is our purpose,
as it always has been, to lic down all that
may be said of us adverse to Holnor and
Virtue. We, as Masons, pursue our oni ward
corse, " Loving our nmeighmbor as ourself,"
and doiing all the good wve cani in our briof
passage through life, and in ac-cordanice with
these views, we expect to receive the ap
probation of our God and the good opinion
of the espectable and virtuous portion of
SENsIBLE TALK.-There is nothing made
in this world by getting "' the ill will oh f-lks,"
and we agree with the Knickerboeker when
"The man who don't care a d-n for any
body, should not be surprised if nobody
"cres a cent" for him. If you don't want
the bratnd of the incendiary applied to your~
out-houses, don't kindle the tire of resent
metit ini the bosom of your neighbors. We
care not how poor a man may be, 'he can
get a match ; nmor how~ ignorant, lhe knows
how to light it."
ANx honest son of Erin, wvho had saved
enough by his inidustry to purchase a small
farm undertook to matiage it himself. He
bought his seed at thme store, anud planited
them all domie up in puapers, just as they came
from the store. A bystanider, who obser
ved him, began to laugh at himi, and told
him lhe was doing wvrong. " Ahm, let me
alone for that," replied Pat, " I'm making a
seed garden ; did ye tniver see seed growv all
prepared and labeled, just as they sell them
in the shop?"
SINGLE BLassEDNESs.-Sheet-iron quilts
-blue noses -frosty bones-ice in the pitch.
er-unredeemed linen--heelless socks-cof
fee sweetened with icicles-gutta percha
biscuits-flabby steak--dull razors-corns,
coughs and cholice--rhubarb--alloes-mfis
The Next Issue.
We publish in another column a eadin
editorial of the New York Courier -and En
quirer, drawn out by the re-election of W
H. Seward to. the United States Senate.
The Courier takes the occasion to reenant
the achieveniats-of abolition in fillfit.Ijh6
Senate with its minions ; and, With an air '9f
great sanctimony, it lays the whole respoi4
sibility of this growth of anti-slavery- onailthe
repeal of thu Missouri Compromise:.- It-is
the sacred regard for compacts that lias
armed the North for this iew crusiade. The
Courier does not recall, in this cainunecti,
that there is a constitutional dompact for the
delivery of fugitive slaves, which the Nort
has always rendered practically a dead lett
ter by the intervention of mobs, screenied
by the general willingness to'see tfie.86uikh
deprived of the benefits of the compac.
Again, the Courier forgets to remember-the
there was a compact made in 1833,'defin
ing the conditions of future tarif laws wii
remarkable explicitness, and that the instat'
the North had the power, they spurned tli:
conditions of this compact, and forced upor.
us a tariff worse than that which bad befor,
aroused the spirit of just resistance. Nay.
the Courier forgets that this saine Missou-,
Compromise, now paraded as - a saeiF
treaty, and which the South submitted to'
rather than provoke intestine strife, wais die
nounced and vilified by the great mnjorj
of the Northern people, and that after thety
had obtained the concession of the prohibi.
tion of slavery in the Northwest, they.still
resisted, with might and nain, the admission
of Mis3ouri into the Union. -
Now all these things are very necessiu
to be recalled, and to be weighed and pona.
dered, in making up a judgment on the sin,
cerity of the North in this matter of a regard
to compacts; and the result will lie, that the
North has a strong desire for the fulfilmem
of conditions by which she, is to be a mani.
fest gainer, and an utter contempt for those.
which promise no advantage. We mays
therefore, dismiss the matter of ptinile, qs
an impertinent intrusion in this question,.aud
take it up as a naked issue of fact.
It is not true that the North has changed
in consequence of this repeal of the Missou&
Compromise. Before this measure -vas
heard of, had not Massachusetts :int Sum
ner to the. Senato ? hut n -
. .. . asoL ueena steadily extending
for the last twenty years? As we said the
other day, anti-slavery is far more a social
sentiment than a political or a religious
principle; and it is made up of repulsion to
the slaves, as a race, and envious di.like of
the slaveholders as a class. And this is the
reason why it is so indestructibfle, and so
easily propagated. Feeding thus upon sen.
timents and passions that it dares not openly
appeal to, it necessarily lives in pulalb upon
pretexts. Everything that can, by any pius.
sibfle distortion, be made an apoplogy for ex
citement, is greedily seized hold of. False.
hood is even better than truth, because it
admits of more variations. Every straw up
on the turbid stream is laid hold of for sup.
port; every bubble is hoaded for its store of
windy agitation ; even its crazy movements
are charged to the nalignant influence of.
slavery ; and the very peace and comfort
that southern communities enjoy, while naorth
erna labor is wandering about hopelessly cry
ing for bread and shelter, is made an tee
ment of the war agains; our institutions.
But the point t-o which we wish to direct
especial attention is the declaration of the
New York Courier, that the Northern pro
pe have solemnly decided that there a-lall
never again bo a Slave State admitted into
the Union. And this declairaionm is maade,
not with reference to any foreign tenrit'ry
to he acquired, but professedly with refer.
enee to the admission ot Kansas. It seems
now to be agreed that this Tlerritory as in
the hands of those who are favorable to the
establishment of slavery, and that it will con
tinue so. The prospect is, then, that
Kansas will apply for :admission into the
Union at no distant day w ith a co.n-i.
tution recognising slavery. The ate-l a-d
position of the North is, that it shaldl be re.
fused admission ; that its people shall not
determine for themselves, but leave it to the
M1assachusetts and other A bohitionisat to dhe
ide for them, what shall be the laws and
institutions under whic-h they shall commence
existence as a sovereign and independent
The Southern people have now not only
a greatt facet but a great principle to settle.
Will they submit to be thus dlegraded amnd
trapiled on ? W ill they, on1ce andl for all,
bow their neeks to the yoke of their enea.mies,
aa d have themselves collared and branded
as the born thrall of Northern A bolition t
They cannot escape this issue. Sleepaing or
waking, it will come upon them ; and htow
ever they decide it, they will fix their- de'-ti.
n, noble or ignominious, independent ce
subhjeted, for after senerations.-Charleston,.
Russr.sN RorLs Is -rimE CasIF.A.- . late
decree which the Emperor Nicholas has issu
ed in relation to the Tartars of the Crimea
is as follows:. .
Art. 1. Every Tartar guilty of had inten
tions, or of hostile designs, shall lbe pa' in
prison until he has givena evidetice that he
Art. 2. Every Tartar having commitred a
robbery, shall have a leg or an. arm nt foffe
.Art. 3. If a Tartar commits miurder with
out stealing, he shall he hung.
Art. 4. If any T1artar kills and Eteals, he
shall have an arm or a leg cut off,.anid after
shall be hung._______
" H ALLOG, driver, your wheel'atuming
round," sang out a little 'urchin te-a-cart
driver, was driving furiously through W~ateit
stret tho other day.' Carty pulled up land
looked anxiously, first on one side anid ttmen
on the other. " You neea' look-now it's